Fire Gazing and Candle Scrying


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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 the 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.