Fire Gazing and Candle Scrying
Provided by palemoon
This timeless technique can
produce surprising outcomes. Sit comfortably at a roaring fire. Ask a question.
Gaze into the flames while the fire burns down. Peer within the flames or
glowing embers and images of
the future might appear. Interpret them by accepting
images as symbolic images. The meanings of certain images are only decodable by
you. For example an image of a cat may mean love, friendship, and seership to
you but to another it represents evil, stress.
Paper and Flame Scrying
Write a question concerning the
future on a small piece of paper (color paper too can add to your spell) Place
it face down on a flat non-flammable surface. Light one corner of the paper with
a match. If the entire paper
burns, the answer is yes. If only some of the paper is chars, the answer is no.
To perform any of the following
rites, choose a room not drafty. Night is the preferred time and it's best to be
in a dimly lit room. Generally white candles are used. Light a candle and place
it in its holder. Sit or stand before it and search for signs from the flame
itself and its wick. If the flame seems dim, it maybe best to hold off on plans
for the time being. An extremely bright flame is a sign of good fortune, but if
it quickly grows smaller, the luck will be temporary. If the flame waves around,
bad weather may be ahead, or a big change in the future may be foretold. A spark
visible in the wick indicates the imminent arrival of good news. If the flame
turns in a circle or seems to form a spiral, then danger is forecast. Finally, a
halo around the flame indicates an approaching storm.
Another method of reading candles
involves watching the manner in which
the wax drips down the sides of the candle. Place the candle in the holder, ask
a yes or no question, while lighting the candle wick.
If the wax only goes down the
left side of the candle the answer is no. If the wax goes down the right side of
the candle the answer is yes. If the wax goes down both sides or doesn't drip at
all then begin again later.
A rather unusual form of candle
divination involves remarkable properties of fresh lemon juice. Obtain a clean ,
non-ball point or felt-tip pen. (The type used for calligraphy). Since neither
an ink- filled pen nor a pencil can be used, a sharpened, short stick may be
used instead. Squeeze the juice from a lemon into a small bowl. Lay three, five
or seven pieces of paper on a flat surface . Dipping the pen into the lemon
juice, (write) a possible future on each piece of paper with the juice. The
juice here acts as the ink. Since lemon juice is invisible and difficult to
write with, reduce these futures to just a few words. Allow them to dry. Light a
candle. Place the slips of paper into a bowl. Mix them with your left hand, then
choose one at random. Hold the chosen piece of paper close enough to the flame
to head it but not enough to burn it. the head will reveal the future written on
the paper as the lemon juice darkens. This will determine the possible future.
One method is known as
"smoke reading." Light a candle. Quickly pass a plain white card
through the flames three times while asking a question. Interpret the resulting
carbon deposits left on the underside of the card with symbolic thought. There
are many older techniques. For example, build a fire outside in a safe place
while asking a yes/no question. Watch the smoke. If it rises straight and
lightly into the air, a positive answer has been received. If, however, it hands
heavily around the fir, the reverse it true.
Collect ashes from dead fires or
the fire place. Outside, in a place where the wind usually blows at some time,
scatter the ashes to a good depth in a rectangular shape on the ground. While
asking your question regarding the future, use a finger to write the word yes in
the ashes to the right and no to the left. Leave them undisturbed overnight. In
the morning, study the ashes. If both words are clearly legible, no answer is
possible at this time. IF one had been erased by animal tracks, the wind, or by
some other force, the remaining word reveals the answer to your question. If
both words are gone, again, no answer has been given.