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.