Having lived in fire-prone SoCal all my life, I never leave unattended candles burning. Ever. When I do candle magick (and am not using chime candles), I snuff the candle out as needed and re-light the next day.
I’ve been burning the same candle for a few hours each night for several days. I’ve used this manufacturer’s candles before and they’re very good quality.
All signs were good - burning a bit faster than usual, burning very cleanly (no tunneling), and a strong, tall flame once it’s been burning for a while.
And then tonight, after I lit the candle and recited the spell, it burned normally for about a minute, then sparked, made a sizzling noise, and WENT OUT.
What. The. Actual. Fuck.
I re-lit the candle and recited the spell again, and the flame looks normal, but what the hell just happened?!
I’m way too new to everything to have any useful comment about that strange candle extinguishing itself but can I just say thank you for being so conscious about fire safety. Much love. I did equine rescue two fire seasons in LA and Ventura and got so sick from the particulate.
Regarding the weird candle event, what was your sense about the cause? Any intuition?
The thing with pyromancy is if your going to use it as your divination of choice you have to analyze events in perspective of symbolic omen and situational context.
The way you put a candle, set a room, mix wax if your making your own ect. Either on a conscious or unconscious level effect the burn since the prep work before the burn effects the burn on one level or another.
From the magical operators perspective there is no coincidence. All is part of the operation until the operation has been closed. So how a candle burns or behaves is symbolic of potental signs that may arise during manifestation if not dealt with properly.