What It Means When Your Candle Burns A Certain Way

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Candles have a lot of different meanings and have long served different purposes in life. It also symbolizes light in the darkness and gives hope in times of trouble. For that reason, it’s used in ceremonies, rituals, and prayers. However, not all candles burn the same nor do they ever burn the same twice, and the way that they burn can have a different meaning.

If you think about it, the way a candle burns depends on the environment it’s burning in. A candle can burn out suddenly if it’s in a windy room for example. Sometimes there is an invisible energy that could make it look like it blew out for no reason, but if you pay attention, you’ll be able to interpret the energy, vibrations and events that are influencing the way it’s burning.

A Flame Between Two Worlds

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Rebecca Paterson / Unsplash

The way that a candle burns holds its own meaning. Because it’s impacted by the energy of everything around it, many believe it is influenced by spiritual spirits, and outwardly energies.

In fact, for centuries the past candles were used as a vessel to gain spiritual insight. Especially because a candle holds such a powerful element and is a conduit for fire, it is seen as really powerful. Candles are symbolic of power, magic, and transformation as well. They can hold answers if we pay attention.

A Steady and Strong Burn

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David Tomaseti / Unsplash

This is the most powerful kind of burning light. It is the same thing as a green light and signifies that you’re on the right path and should keep going. This means that whatever you want or are asking for is waiting for you at the end of that path; all you have to do is get to it.

Use his burning flame as an opportunity to manifest whatever it is that you’ve been craving lately. Look to see if there is o wax residue as it this signifies that your intention is working for you and that you’ll get what you’re asking for.

A Slow Weak Burn

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John-Mark Smith / Unsplash

This means that something is standing in your way. There is certain energy blocking it, maybe you’re not in the right environment or are not asking for the right things for you. Remember that there is a difference between what you want and what you need. You could want something that is not going to benefit you.

Sometimes the block between you and what you’re asking for is there to protect you from something that would have never been good for you.

Sizzling, Crackling or Popping

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Tim Gouw / Unsplash

Movement in the flame is a good sign. It means that you’re being listened to, and steps are being taken to put a plan in place for you. Just remember that this is a two streak. So listen carefully and observe to find what it is that you need to do to make your wishes come to be.

Then take what it is that you hear and put it into action. The louder the sounds become, the stronger the will for the universe to communicate with you.

A Flickering Flame

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Joshua Newton / Unsplash

This is another sign of resistance against your flame. Think of the flame as your own power and desires within you. If it’s flickering and all over the place, there is a reason. Perhaps your energy is not centered and you need to take the time to ground yourself. The higher the flame, the more resistance there is.

This could be due to burnout or a low vibrational frequency. It may be happening on an unconscious level, so take the time to reflect and unrvael what it is that’s going on.

Burning With Multiple Flames

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Guido Jansen / Unsplash

Two or more flames on a single candle could indicate that someone is either working alongside you or against you. Think of all the people surrounding you in life, and chances are that some are fueling your fire in the best way. They give you energy and support you and allow you to unleash your potential.

Then, there are others who drain your energy, but you still care about them, so it is like splitting yourself between pleasing them and honoring your own needs create a separation within you.

The Candle Doesn’t Burn At All

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Parteek Gautam / Unsplash

If there is so much blockage in the energy of the air around the candle that it doesn’t burn at all, then it’s time for introspection. Some sort of cleansing must be done. Think of the things and the people in your life, it might be time to cut ties and let go of anything and everyone that doesn’t serve you.

It may be difficult, but consider this is a sign that while it may hurt to let go, it will ultimately be more beneficial to you in the long term.

What Do You Really Want?

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Ben Blennerhassett / Unsplash

if you’re looking for more information on your life path, then you’ll need your own zodiac reading. We’re each on our own unique path and what some struggle with this season, might not be applicable to you too.

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