Halloween    Halloweens History, Superstitions and Omens    Magick 7




Candle Superstitions

A burning a candle inside a jack-o-lantern on Halloween works to keep evil spirits and demons at bay.

For good luck, burn black or orange candles on Halloween. Black and orange are traditional colors of Halloween, and their magickal vibrations are at their peek .

Practitioners of the black arts believe that the act of inscribing an enemy’s name upon a skull-shaped candle and burning it at the witching hour on Halloween will bring harm or death to that foe.

If a candle should suddenly go out by itself on Halloween, as though by breath or wind, this is said to be a sign that a ghost has come to call. If this occurs during a séance held on Halloween night, it may be a sign that the spirits are angry or restless.

Halloween was known as “Lating night” in England in the community of East Anglia. This term believed to derive from “latent,” meaning that which is hidden or concealed. On Lating Night it was customary for white candles to be lit just prior to the midnight hour, and then carried throughout the fields and woodlands by the brave villagers who were convinced that at the devil and his legions of demons freely roamed the land on this night of the year. The cloaked presence of evil was believed to be indicated by the flames of the candles sputtering, sparkling, or dying out. However if the flames of the candles burned in a matter that was steady and true, this meant that nothing wicked was afoot in that particular region.

Always burn new candles on Halloween to ensure the best of luck. Likewise it is not a good idea to burn Halloween candles at any other time of the year. To do so may cause you to experience bad luck and/or strange happenings over which you will have no control.

It is said to be an omen of bad luck for a person to accidentally spill candle wax, or burns themselves by wax or flame on Halloween. To avert the misfortune, extinguish the candle flame and relight the candle’s flame nine consecutive times, each time repeating the following spoken charm:


Omens can be red on Halloween by pouring the melted wax from white candle into a cauldron filled with cold water and then interpreting the patterns formed by the wax as it cools.

Gazing into a flame of a candle on Halloween night will enable you to peer into the future. Many witches traditionally scry candle flames on Halloween to receive clairvoyant vibrations.