To Celebrate the Imbolc holiday, I thought I would share with you today one of my favorite Candle Manifestation Rituals. This is the same ritual that I perform at my own Imbolc Gathering, and is perfect for setting your intentions for the upcoming year.
This is a powerful ritual, and I suggest you not perform it lightly.
Knowing the secrets of how to manifest your desires helps you come out of small minded victimhood - a place where nothing can manifest as you still see life as happening ‘to’ you instead of ‘because’ of you.
This ‘victimhood to manifestor’ mindshift is the true secret to any and all magic. And while there are endless ways to help yourself accomplish this shift, this powerful candle manifestation ritual is one of my favorites.
This ritual, like all true magic, has evolved over time for me and has come to include many flavors of the many witches who I have crossed paths with in my life. That being said, I give you full permission to add your own flavor to it as well and make it your own.
Us witches love our secrets, but we love even more the powerful bond created by sharing those secrets with our fellow alchemist manifestors.
Soul Map Mandalas’ Candle Manifestation Ritual
First off, set the scene and prepare everything for your ritual. Have music playing and incense burning (if those are your thing). Have a few toothpicks handy, as well as a lighter, some lovely pieces of paper, a marker, essential oils and ritual herb blends relating to your intention (contact your local witch), a jar of honey, one nice looking bay leaf, your candle of course (in a color that relates to your intention), and finally a fancy drink to toast the spirits with at the end.
Step 1 - Gratitude
Deeply ground yourself. Take plenty of time for this.
Then give tons of gratitude and love to all the items you are about to work with for their kind participation, especially the candle.
Step 2 - Setting Your Intention
After giving gratitude to your candle, carve your name CLOCKWISE in the top of the candle with a toothpick.
Then write on your sheet of lovely paper your intentions you’re wanting to call in.
Write the date and time that you are calling these energies in at the top, then write:
“I, (Full Name), am now stating what I want and am ready to receive in my life. To the Divine energies that it concerns, I now am ready and so grateful to receive....” (Then list all of the detailed, specific intentions one by one of what you’re wanting to manifest).
Helpful Tip - IT’S BEST TO FOCUS ON JUST ONE THING per spell, (so just love, or just success, not both).
Step 3 - Focusing Your Intention
From the list of the intentions / goals you just wrote down, pick 1-3 words or a symbol that sum up what you’re wanting to manifest.
Now write this word(s) or symbol on the bay leaf with a marker, using a color that resonates with your intention. Hold the bay leaf and energetically imbue the leaf with your intentions, and deep love and gratitude. (Bay leaves hold the magical sympathy of wish fulfillment).
After you have imbued the bay leaf with deep love, reverence, and respect, crush up and sprinkle the bay leaf onto the candle (on top of your name) while saying out loud the word(s) you wrote on the bay leaf.
Step 4 - Sealing Your Intention
Then pour a drop of honey over top of the bay leaf crumbs to “make it stick” and “sweeten the deal”
If you have ritual herb blends:
Pick any herbs that resonate with your goal that you would like to add, and sprinkle a small amount of each chosen herb over honey while saying out loud: “for ----" (the property of the herb)
If you have essential oils:
Pick any oils that resonate with your goal that you would like to add, and sprinkle 1-3 drops of each chosen oil over herbs while saying out loud: “for ----" (the property of the oil)
Now take your toothpick, and mix the honey,herb,oil mixture in a CLOCKWISE motion, while lovingly giving gratitude and thanks for the help and assistance you are beginning to receive with attaining your goal / intention. Do this with sincere love and gratitude for self or Higher Self or Ancestors / Spirits helping you.
Now dip your finger in the mixture, and then rub UP your candle in a CLOCKWISE motion (like a corkscrew), rubbing towards you and drawing the energies upwards towards you. Feel the energies you just put into the candle reaching up and connecting with you.
Finish by drawing a symbol in the mixture with the toothpick to ‘seal it’ (so if intention is calling in love, maybe draw a heart, if success, draw a star, etc. Just use intuition. If not sure, draw a circle).
Step 5 - Completing the Intention
Once the energy feels vibrant and love-filled, light your candle and feel, and have gratitude for, all the powerful energy you just put into it.
After communing with the candle, grab your intention statement paper again, and write the following at the end of it:
“I thank you Universe for this truly wonderful __(sum up of your intention your calling in)______that is already here and has come to me in a safe and loving way for the good of all involved. Thank you so much!! I receive this or something better in my highest and greatest good, and the good of all concerned, in accordance with Divine Will and the free will of all concerned.
And So It Is!!
(your FULL NAME signature)
Then hold the candle in both hands and say out loud what you just wrote down:
“I thank you Universe for...
And So It Is!!"
Finally, pour a drink and toast the Universe / Higher Self / Ancestors / Spirits who are helping you create this, and promise to them actions you will be taking this week to show your respect / gratitude / seriousness about this intention.
Step 6 - Completing the Ritual
For the next week (or however long it takes the candle to burn down) light the candle at the same time of day for an hour or so each day, until it burns all the way down.
During this hour of daily focus and gratitude, give an offering each day to show appreciation of the work the energy is doing for you and your goals (Fresh flower petals, essential oils, incense, food, tea, etc), as well as do the actions you promised to take to show your respect / gratitude / seriousness about your intention.
On the final day of the candle, burn your petition paper (intention list) to complete the ritual.
Happy manifesting alchemist darling!
And remember, the true secret to any and all magic is to understand that all life is happening ‘because’ of you, never ‘to’ you. You are a Divine Creatrix Witch who is in control of the ritual, as well as every other aspect of your life. This ‘releasing of victimhood in order to claim your inner manifestor’ mindshift is the ultimate secret of how to manifest your desires, and I do hope that this ritual helps you with this shift.
Hi, I'm Veronica - Astrologer, Artist, Teacher, Storyteller, and Soft-Hearted Seeker of Non-Dualistic Truth.