Candle reading, also called ceromancy, is a wonderful way to add depth and power to your hoodoo and other candle spells. Miss Avi has collected, curated, and shared many photos and explanations of some of the most useful and meaningful shapes that wax can create.
How To Do A Candle Reading
- Set your candle up and decide which way is the ‘front’ of the candle before lighting.
- Light the candle and time the total amount of hours that the candle burns. Burn times should be rounded to the nearest hour. Click here for more info on burn times.
- Take photos and make notes of the candle throughout the burn time. Especially notice sounds, changes in the flame, and changes in the wax.
- When possible, note the hour that specific wax shapes or sound first show up.
- Interpret the overall results using the information below. (Below are some graphics and photos to help you interpret your own candle burns.)
- Meltdown negative shapes with matches or candles dressed with an appropriate oil to remove them such as clearance or healing oil.
- Note the timeframe, calculated by the burn time, on your calendar to keep track of results.
- Dispose of the remains.
Here is a video on the basics of how to read a candle: https://youtu.be/lVBasHafaoY
How to Dispose of Spell Remains
Here is some basic info on how to dispose of spell work when you are done.
Mountains and Freestanding Mountains
Mountains indicate blockages or obstacles to the work. Free-standing mountains show blocks to the work that have nothing directly to do with the situation or goal you are seeking but still affect it.
(Lower left side of wax roll.)
Reverse scorpions reveal that a traitor will change their mind and become an ally.