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Candles: what they mean to you?


First off, let me apologize for not getting a new topic posted last week. Things were a bit hectic.

Ok..so....

Candles. I don't think any of us don't like candles, but what is the purpose of candles?

Candles can carry our wishes/spells out into the Universe by the flame and smoke. Candles allow our wishes to get out there quicker.

Not to mention that one of the Elements is fire, and what nicer way to have that Element indoors? Light a candle.

colored candles have different purposes, as we all know. Pink for love, green for money, black or white for protection and banishing, etc.

I love having candles lit in my home. for some reason, they make me feel protected, regardless of the color. Very rarely is there not a candle lit somewhere in my home. Even my DH enjoys having lit candles. Partially because I use a lot of scented candles, but I think he also likes the feeling a candle gives.

My Element is Fire, so candles also have that meaning for me. They give me strength, and for some reason, help me remember who/what I am. I also love campfires for that same reason. To me, there is nothing more soothing than a candle flame, or flame from a campfire.

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I like candle and use them for all the reasons that you have stated. I also like to use mine to help meditate. I stare into the flame and just let everything else melt away. There is a love/warmth to candles. A controled chaos.

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My element is water, yet I love a candle flame. Like you, I enjoy the warmth of it, both the physical warmth, but even more so the warm light.

I don't have a candle going at all times (the house I live in is not safe at all in a fire), but during this time of the year I have one going most evenings.

 

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I love candles, too. I do meditate with them. I also love fire, and love to heat with wood in the winter and watch the flames.

An OT question -- Saijen and Firle, when you said your element is fire or water, is this astrological, or are these elements you are drawn to, or...?

I'm drawn to earth and fire, and this does make sense astrologically. Just curious,

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I don't know enough about my astrological ... well ... "features" to really answer that. I'm a cancer, so maybe it does fit.

Water is the element that I feel drawn to in a way, but which also seems to be closest to how I think, feel and act. It's my element in a shamanic sense.

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I actually can't answer this from an astrological point either.

I'm a Capricorn, so you'd think Earth would be my astrological element.

I'm just drawn to Fire. I used to be a Firefighter, so I've also put them out. I love the strength and energy of a fire, and even the destruction of wood in a camp fire. I like to see the forms in burnt wood. I don't like the destruction when it's a building or a home or anything like that.

so, pretty much, it's just that I'm so drawn to it.

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