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Candle Reading: Trail of Tears



The trail of tears happens when there are many tiny bumps running down the side of a candle. This formation literally indicates tears. Someone will be/has been crying and sharing and/or expressing emotion.

These are tears of genuine deep feeling. This formation in the wax can indicate that there is some profound emotional hurt that has to be addressed. It can also indicate a need for emotional catharsis or release.

Seeing this is a good sign that healing work should be done. It is also a good sign that is the target of the work may need someone to talk to or a safe place to express their feelings.

Emotions work a magic of their own. Sometimes a trail of tears indicates a pattern of self for filling negative prophecy or negative affirmation.

This formation is also an indicator of depression or despair over a particular issue. It’s best to look at where on the candle this appears to tell what issue it might be.

If the trail is towards the bottom of the plate then the issue is likely financial or sexual. It is towards the top of the plate it probably has to do with love, spirituality, or communication. Trails of tears that are to the upper right side of the plate often indicate despair over legal or official matters, sometimes to include politics or career issues. The trail of tears that is to the left side of the plate indicates past trauma that is causing continuing emotional pain. A trail of tears that flows to the right side of the plate without deviating to the upper or lower parts of the plate indicates specifically anxiety or tears shed about a lack of communication or an absence of someone important.