Break That Luck Candle Spell [tumblr repost] (Spell Saturday #5)

il_570xn-888729652_ja2bSometimes we just get some terrible bouts of luck that just needs to end and go away. Here’s how.

What you’ll need:

  • Candle. A smaller red, white, gold, or black candle is suggested. Comforting or cleansing scents optional.
  • Incense or aromatherapy oils in cleansing or comforting scents (optional)
  • Powdered good luck herbs (optional)
  • Good Luck dressing/ anointing oil (optional)
  1. Get your candle and charge it  with intent or visualize you goal. Alternative, just TELL the candle what you want to happen or carve it into the wax. This depends on your personal practice and if there’s enough space on the candle to even carve things into.
  2. (Optional) If you’re using scents in this spell, it’s recommended that you start with a cleansing scent and during the break in the spell, start a comforting scent.
  3. If you’ve got it, use a good luck oil to coat your candle. You can also roll the oiled candle in good luck herbs, if you like.
  4. Light your candle and chant:

Trouble has come my way,

Bad luck and bad times are bad friends

I turn them away. Unwelcomed and unwanted, 

I break this cycle now.

[Blow out the candle. Take a deep breath and release it. Light any comforting scents now. Take some time to reflect that the bad luck’s gone now. Once ready, light it again, saying the following]

With this new flame, I bring good luck into my life

Good things, beneficial things, will happen

And when this candle died, my good luck will live on

[Let the candle burn out]

Examples of cleansing and comforting scents could be: Cleansing might be mint, citrus, sage, etc but comforting might might pumpkin, vanilla, or apple.

Examples of good luck herbs could be: Cinquefoil (five finger grass), clover, good luck iron cross, basil, allspice, cloves, ginger, wintergreen berries, star anise, bay, cinnamon, chamomile, mint, peppermint, or spearmint.

Your good luck dressing / anointing oil could be any recipe. I make up my own. You can simply soak some good luck herbs in oil for a few weeks or simmer them on the stove for a few hours in oil.

Why’s so much of this spell optional? Because of the structure of the spell, you have to breath, blow out, and relight the candle. That can be distressing if one has sensitivities to scents or smoke. So the scent aspect of this spell is optional but recommended.

Please use fire safety! Use small candles to shorten wait times when you’re waiting for candles to burn down. Don’t set yourself, your home, your loved ones, or a forest on fire.

Happy casting!

Originally posted on tumblr. Published April 2nd, 2016. Updated: January 22nd, 2022.