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Color coding candles

I tend to stick with white candles for most of my spellwork and even rituals. Colors, however, can often provide an added ‘kick’ to the mood, and symbolize various meanings to you.

To make directional or ‘quarter’ candles, to represent earth, air, fire, and water, I suggest using a mix of modge podge (or thinned glue) with food coloring. You then paint any glass holder, or even the metal part of a tealight candle. I even add a bit of Mica powder to add sheen.

Before (I bought these at the dollar store);

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After painting them with the glue, food color, and Mica powder mix;

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You can’t really see the sheen on them, but Mica powders add a bit of metallic hue to the mixture. I got some for card making, and used a coupon at Michael’s. The colors come in copper, gold, and even a lovely pearl color.

Its an easy method to color-code your candle holders or any glass item.

Tuesday Tip: Making floating candles- easily!

 I happened upon this tip on how to make floating candles from tealights, and its so easy. It’s important to seal off the bottom so the candle doesn’t sink.

I also suggest making sure your bowl doesn’t have a ‘lip’ where the heat of the candle can cause cracking. This happened to me once in a ritual, where we heard an audible ‘crack’ then the distinct sound of the bowl of water ‘peeing’ water everywhere. Talk about distracting!

Tuesday tip: Invoke or Evoke?

The other day some members of my group discussed the difference between invoke and evoke.

I looked it up;

Evoke means (1) to summon or call forth, (2) to call to mind, and (3) to call up a memory from the past. Invoke means, primarily, to call upon, especially in reference to aid, assistance, or a higher power. Grammarist.com’s page.

I like to see evoke as coming from inside you, while invoke refers to calling upon energies outside of the Self.

What do you think? Do you use evoke or invoke in your spiritual practice, and in what instances do you use the term?