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Crash Course On The Power of Candle Colors, Scents and Their Effects

Burning candles is a sign of divine life in the Mexican culture for the divine presence of God. Ancient Mexico Christians burned candles for prayer and funeral processions. They were also used for mass and liturgical march. Candles were used to show respect for the Blessed Sacrament and throughout prayer ceremonies.

Candles are burned to symbolize good faith, grace, and wisdom. They are lit during Sacrament of Baptism, Holy Communion, prayers, and funeral processions. They also represent the dedication for divine life. The light from candles in current catholic Mexican tradition also signifies Christ or the presence of the divine spirit. This is why Catholic churches burn candles in honor of Jesus.

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The color of a candle is a form of vibration that affects us on different levels. They also cause us to react to the subconscious energy of each color. Different colors of candles can attract various emotions. Some colors can promote peace, love, and harmony. While others attract love and relationships. This article is will help you understand the meaning of candle colors, scents, and their effect.

Effects of Candle Colors:

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Each color provides powerful effects that can help restore, improve, and promote positive energy. This, in turn, will allow you to understand the meanings of each color for linking individual energy towards positive conclusions.

White Candles: These candles help promote peace by destroying negative energy.

Purple Candles: Candles of this color promote wisdom and spiritual awareness.

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Lavender Candles: Lavender helps with healing and restoring peace.

Blue Candles: The color blue opens the lines of communication by encouraging happiness and forgiveness.

Green Candles: Green is known to promote luck and represents abundance.

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Rose Candles: Rose helps promote self-love, harmony, and friendship.

Yellow Candles: This color helps boost confidence and springs plans into action.

Orange Candles: This color focuses on stimulation, energy, and strength.

Red Candles: his is the color of passion, love and promotes courage.

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Black Candles: Black candles provide protection by absorbing and destroying negative energy.

Silver Candles: Silver is the color of feminine energy, psychic development, and removes unwanted energy.

Gold Candles: Gold is the color of solar energy and spiritual attainment.

The Healing Power of Candle Colors

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Each color plays an important role in our lives. Thus, they help protect your health and provides natural healing of common illnesses. This is why it is important to learn how colored candles can rejuvenate your health.

Violet candles help reduce allergies.

Rose candles help decrease anxiety.

Candles that are Green and Violet help protect you from catching a cold.

Orange, Indigo and Rose colored candles help you with depression.

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Blue candles help restore your sleep pattern by reducing insomnia.

Yellow candles help you with indigestion problems.

Blue candles help against fevers.

Candles that are blue or green help get rid of headaches

Colored Candles for Affirmations and Interventions

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Based on specific candle color meanings these can be used for the following affirmations and intentions:

Black or Green double action candles help promote good luck and wealth by removing negative energy away from you.

Red double action candles help people fall in love.

White or Black double action candles help increase spiritual energy.

Black outside and red inside reversible candles help you surround yourself with good spirits.

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Green colored 7 knob candles help you achieve success to win or land a new job.

White 7 knob candles promote peace in your home or at your workplace.

Red Adam and Eve candle help encourage passion to your relationship.

A Red witch candle will increase the power of affirmation by placing a piece of paper under the candle.

How Scents Can Improve Your Well-Being

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Scents can help do amazing things for our mind, body, and soul. They help relieve you from stress, anxiety, and headaches. Certain smells have a way of removing negative energy from our living space. Learn how the sense of smell can benefit your well-being.

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Lavender can help you relax, calm your minds and get a full night’s rest.

Pinedecreases anxiety and stress.

Citrus helps break your coffee addiction by increasing your energy and alertness.

Vanillastimulates happiness to help you relax.

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Pumpkinsparks excitement and male libido.

Peppermint increases brain activity by boosting concentration.

Jasmine can uplift your mood by reducing depressive thoughts.

Apple helps fight against migraines and control anxiety during stressful situations.

Olive is a natural appetite suppressant and improves the response of sugar in your blood.

How You Can Benefit by Burning Candles

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Burning candles can promote positive energy in any outdoor or indoor location to restore peace and harmony. They help fill our living space with scents and vibrational energy to create a relaxing atmosphere.

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Improves Ambiance and Atmosphere: Candle colors and scents can help you relax by removing stress and anxiety. This helps your brain focus and energize you to become more productive. Lavender candles can also help soothe your mind while eucalyptus candles help energize and improve mental focus. Likewise, lemon candles can relieve anxiety and depression that helps create a productive environment.

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Enhances romance and promotes celebration: Candles are the best way to enhance your like and improve your well-being. They create the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or to celebrate an anniversary. They also make a delightful way to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations.

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Candles help decorate your living space: Candles come in a variety of colors and can enhance the interior design of your living space. They provide a calm and cozy atmosphere to surround your home with good spirits. Likewise, they help spark conversation around the dinner table or outside around your deck or patio. Citronella candles also help keep bugs away when congregating outdoors.

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Provides a pleasant, sweet fragrance: Candles help remove odd or icky odors that plague your home. Likewise, they provide a perfect option to cleverly add an enrich aroma to your living space. They can also improve your workplace to promote creativity and help you generate new ideas.

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Candles and scents help with remembrance: Our memory is strongly tied around our sense of smell. People often share past memories when they light candles and smell wonderful fragrances. Likewise, candles help remember loved ones who have left us. This is why you see tables in churches with candles or why some weddings include large candle sections.

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Candles are great for meditation and prayer: A great way to support your practice is by lighting candles. Likewise, staring at the flame burning on top of the candle is great for visualization exercises and manifestation techniques. Thus, this can help send your intentions out into the spiritual universe. This is why candles are perfect for prayer.

Candles help with self-expression: Everyone likes a particular fragrance. Our sense of smell is unique to each person. This is why we smell scents differently. A great way to personalize self-expression is by burning the scents you love. Likewise, it is important to only burn scents that you feel secure with an embrace. Just because someone else doesn’t like the same scents as you, that doesn’t make the scent bad. Thus, the scent makes you unique.


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These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You

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These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You

With young Latinxs reclaiming the bruja identity, the demand for access to novenas, herbs and other specially crafted ritual tools has grown tremendously. Luckily, these Latinx-owned online botanicas have made it easy for brujas, or anyone who wants to dive deeper into the practice, to get their hands on the goods. Whether you’re looking to conjure up more cash flow or secure some extra protection from those pesky mal de ojos, these shops have the magia you need.

1. The Flowerchild Bruja

You know you’ve received some real tesoro when you open your delivery and see the holographic cellophane. Unmistakable and unique products are what make The Flowerchild Bruja’s shop un cielo de flores. Garden Smudge Sticks adorned with colorful flowers and loose herbs packaged in clear hearts make this online botanica a must-visit if you’re looking to manifest more love and beauty into your life.

2. Brooklyn Brujeria

No forlorn-looking saints and pale stricken Marys here! Brookyn Brujeria offers a fresh and modern take on the classic bruja necessity of novena candles. At $10 a candle, you can enhance the vibrations and style of your space without blowing all your chavo. With intentions like Boss Bitch and F*ck Outta Here, these ain’t your abuelitas’ novenas.

3. The Hoodwitch Store

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Thank you for all of your love & support to those who have been readers and customers of @thehoodwitch over the years. ♥️You know truly how hard I work and that this is my livelihood and culture. Visual art and magic ARE my life and practice. Not a peach flavored “turquoise” glitter drink. My magic is in my blood, my magic is in my ability to bring life to my visions, it is creation & destruction. Over the last 6 years, I have been so honored and lucky to be featured in some of the largest media publications internationally not limited to Instagram. This is bigger than that and the creative team for Starbucks knew that. I have personally worked on consulting large companies in their design concepts this work comes naturally to me. “So what’s the big fuss?” My personal style has become synonymous with the visual aesthetic of my brand. No, I absolutely did not “invent” the crystal balls nor acrylic nails but What I created was a space for myself along with other POC to feel represented and have visual imagery that was representative of us. The colorful candles of my local botanicas, my gold jewelry, and my long nails clutching my crystals are certainly not “new” but to see them presented in a manner that I shared visually in this space was. Katherine de Vos Devine @devosdevine is a lawyer and art historian who wrote a powerful and insightful look as to what exactly is happening with this situation and we are sharing it in our story today because more than anything she truly gives the full tea of the situation. I can strip away the crystal balls, the nail art, and delete all of my beautifully curated photos but I will always be me, I will always be my grandmother’s voices and wisdom. I will create, and I will always know my value and my worth. I trust and believe that my ancestors and my guides are looking after me. These giants may have the money to bully artists, creatives, and small business but we know the truth and absolutely must not allow it. As a small business owner, I appreciate you standing with us in this uphill journey and even if it goes nowhere, at the end of the day I can laugh to myself knowing that Starbucks made a drink inspired by HW 🔮

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If you’re in the market for an obsidian scrying mirror, unique tarot decks or nail polish for your mystic manos, then The Hoodwitch Store is your one-stop bruja shop. Be sure to also check out the Bruja Bookshop tab, where you’ll find vintage, one-of-a-kind libros to up your witchy wisdom. The shop offers some rare finds en español as well. However, make sure you stay up to date on the latest inventory. These goods sell out fast!

4. House of Intuition

If you live in LA, you’ve most likely heard of House of Intuition. With four brick and mortar stores throughout the area, plus an online shop, it’s probably a wise investment to grab one of their “Success” intention candles. Their beautifully colored novenas aren’t the only reason to check out the shop, though. Seriously, this casa is staked with everything from crystals skulls, cauldrons and wands to a line called “Hair Mystics” featuring crystal-infused hair mists. You’ll be glad your intuition led you here.  

5. Lunar Magic Shop

Lunar Magic Shop is the super affordable and super thoughtful shop with some of our favorite bruja apparel. You will for sure want to grab the “My Mom Will Hex You” tee for the little one in your life or the “I Am My Own Sacred Place” one for yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well secure the “Motherhood”and “Student” crystal kit bags. This small shop definitely has the whole family’s brujeria needs in mind.

6. Curandera Press

While this shop is currently taking a small hiatus, they will re-launch on August 1. This gives us time to save up for a big vela haul. We could all use some divine intervention with lazy lovers and bad hair days, right? With Curandera Press’ “No Mas Amante Perezoso” and “Good Hair Day” velas, your prayers are answered. We’re excited to see what intentions they roll out next.

Read: In These Trying Times, Boricua Bruja Emilia Ortiz Provides A Digital Space For Healing

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Intro To Palmistry: 19 First Steps To Becoming A Palm Reader

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Intro To Palmistry: 19 First Steps To Becoming A Palm Reader

“Just as a pebble thrown into the water creates ripples, so our thoughts create similar effects on our palms.”

These words from Michael Scotts perfectly summarize the essence of palmistry. Although there are still many of those who use this ancient Indian art today, some will mark it off as superstitious. Many people believe palm lines are nothing more than skin creases because palm reading is not backed by science. Luckily, many of us understand that spiritual things cannot be proved by laboratory methods. Their proof lays in thousands of years of their existence and countless souls who use them to find their life answers until this day.

If you to want to dwell deeper into your own self, with an aim to prepare for the future or to better understand your purpose in this world, then you’re in luck. Although mastering palmistry takes years of dedicated practice, everyone willing to invest some effort can learn its fundamentals. Read along if you want to become a palm reader yourself.

1. Which hand should you read?

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The hand mainly used for reading is customarily referred to as the dominant hand. There are differences between various palmistry schools when it comes to choosing the right hand for reading. Some of them will say that the women should refer to the right hand as their dominant, while men should go for the left. Others believe that the hand you use to write is the dominant and represents the conscious mind, while the other demonstrates the subconscious.

All of this can be confusing for newcomers, so the most common recommendation for those just starting out is to read the hand you use predominantly. After learning the fundamentals of palm reading, you can proceed to explore other schools and styles.

2. The Four Elements

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Like astrology and countless other esoteric practices, palmistry also uses the four elements: earth, fire, water, and air. In palm reading, these elements refer to four main hand shapes. When you understand the shape of your hand, you will understand it’s lines more easily.

3. The Earth Hand

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The earth hand is recognized by its square look, with palm and fingers being approximately the same length. This hand is heavy and marked with rough skin and fewer lines than other hand shapes.

Those with earth hands are known to base their decisions on instinct rather than referring to books and education. They are strong and lean towards physical work, thus usually have a healthy and robust constitution. They are practical and appreciate stability more than anything else.

4.  The Fire Hand

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Fire hands have short fingers that emerge from a narrow and long palm. As their name implies, those with fire hands are passionate, dynamic and short tempered. They shine in competitive environments and are great leaders due to their persistence and an ability to follow through their plans. To ensure to stay calm, they need to do a lot of physical activity, so they will commonly have a well-developed, athletic build. 

5. The Air Hand

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Air hands are square with elongated fingers and wide set thumbs. They have light bones and their skin is often dry. People with air hands are intellectuals, who are keen to learn new things and excel in social skills. Their questioning nature keeps their mind working at all times, and they tend to internalize their emotions as a result. This over analyzation and a lack of emotional intelligence make them more prone to mental disorders. However, those who transcend these issues become excellent partners as well as advice givers.

6. The Water Hand

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Long fingers and oval-shaped palm indicate the water hand. People with water hands are the most unstable of all types, which is a result of their overly emotional nature. Their feelings will commonly take over their logic, so they have a hard time dealing with stress and anxiety. They are creative and are encouraged to do art as it helps to develop their personalities. However, they should also try to seek more stability in their life, by developing a daily routine or doing more physical jobs.

7. Palm Lines

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While the lines can differ on every hand, the ones that are most common are the life, heart and head lines. These are the core lines and should be examined first. There are many details that go into reading every line, but in this article, we will cover the basics. That will ensure you have a proper starting point for your future learning.

8. The Head Line

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The head line sits between the heart and life lines. It starts between the forefinger and thumb going towards the middle of the palm. It represents everything intellectual, from your attitudes and beliefs to your intuition and strength of will.

9. Short Head Line

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A short head line ends before your middle finger and indicates that you are fast in making decisions, and prefer physical tasks over those which test your intellect.

10. Long Head Line

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If your head line extends all the way to your pinkie, you are a daydreamer, artistic and tend to get lost in your thoughts a lot, especially when making decisions.

11. Broken Head Line

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If your head line splits in two, it indicates that you are inconsistent. However, you are also open to hear different opinions and perspectives, as well to change your own.

12. Heart Line

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Widely known as the love line, the heart line sits just below the fingers and spreads from your pinkie towards your index finger. It represents your romantic relationships, but also your emotional intelligence and cardiac health.

13. Long Heart Line

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If your heart line spreads all the way to your index finger, it usually means that you have a satisfying love life, and are a conscious person who cares about others.

14. Short Heart Line

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If your heart line ends below your middle finger, you tend to be selfish in love and value your freedom more than intimacy.

15. Broken Heart Line

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If your heart line is split in two, it means that you’re more likely to experience love trauma because you tend to put your loved ones before your own needs and dreams.

16. The Life Line

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The life line starts in the same spot as the head line and spreads towards the center of your wrist. It shows your health, general well being and the direction of your life. Despite the common belief, this line doesn’t indicate the time of your death.

17. Long Life Line

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If your life line goes all the way to the root of your palm, you are a strong personality who can always be counted on. It also indicates your vitality and caution in relationships.

18. Short Life Line

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If your life line ends in the center of your palm,  you’re easily manipulated and prefer to keep yourself busy in order to feel safe and comfortable.

19. Broken Life Line

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A broken life line reveals that you will go through a traumatic experience which will change your life choices and perspectives.

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