In the deep, dark woods, I sit with my campfire. Feeling its heat and listening to wood crack and pop, I put a bundle of sage and rosemary on it. The smoke rises into the night and carries my dreams of change to the heavens.
Every witch has candles. All of ’em. But did you know that my grandmother (who is very much NOT a witch) has an interesting ritual of cleaning her house on a Saturday morning then leaving a few candles to burn? Definitely a lovely and relaxing scene. But also kinda witch-y.
The element of Fire is a powerful being in many faiths and religions. It is a tangible source of heat, light, passion and transformation. Fire is representative of energy and desire and purification.
The element of Fire is highly important. Fire is what helps keep us warm through long wintry nights and drives away the dark and wild animals. Fire was a major tool for primitive folk. In older times, bonfires were built to draw the community together during the passing of seasons and holidays. The hearth fire in the home was very sacred. Often it is easier to meditate when a candle is lit. It brings us focus and energy and provides us a way of connecting to Fire.
As the seasons change so can the energy of Fire as an element.
In spring, Fire helps us raise our energy to do our planting that season. In summer, we are reminded of Fire in the blaze of the sun. In fall, we begin to harvest and burn the old that will not serve us in the winter. In winter, Fire keeps us warm and brings our community together.
Candle Magick is some of my favorite kind. From anointing and setting intention to focusing on the flame as it burns down. Something about the light gives me drive to persevere over my obstacles.
Often we focus on Fire in rituals to help bring passion and life to our work. Transformation, Sexuality, Desire, and Heat are all in the realm of Fire.
Magical Tools and Representations of Fire
Representations: Candles, Cinnamon, Wood, Swords, and Athame
Color: Reds and Oranges
Instrument: Stringed instruments, Guitars
Tarot Suit: Swords
Tool: Athame, Candle
We invite you to sit in meditation and reflect on Fire and what it means to you. Using a candle and a bay leaf, think of something you would like transformed in your life. When you feel right, burn the bay leaf with the candle and set in a fire safe bowl. See how you connect with Fire.
Love and Light