Question from a customer:
I purchased a healing candle, oil, and powder from your shop. I am having some health problems that doctors can't see to find what's wrong. What night is best to start it? Do I dress it with the healing powder and oil? And how do I petition it, meaning do I say a prayer or what?
Answer from our staff:
In general, when timing magic intended to bring an increase of something, starting it on a waxing (growing) or full moon is ideal. When timing magic intended to release or cleanse something, starting it during a waning (decreasing) or dark moon is ideal. However, since sometimes we need to do magic at less than ideal times, if you're doing a spell for increased health during a waning moon, you can set your intention as being one of releasing or even banishing ill health, confusion, or lack of clarity around your health issues.
We recommend dressing your candle with both the oil and little bit of the health powder before lighting it (you don't need to use very much of either: a few drops and a few sprinkles). You may also wish to burn the Health powder as in incense on an incense charcoal, and maybe even scatter some around your house or under your mattress to attract good health to your space or create healing. You can also wear the Healing oil on your body as a way of promoting better health. Anoint your temples, wrists, ankles, or the affected areas (but do not apply if the skin is broken).
As far as petitions go, you may wish to write a petition on a small piece of paper, then fold it and place it under the heat-proof dish you put the candle on for burning. Leave the paper under there until the candle is finished, then burn the paper once your intention has come to pass. You can say a prayer out loud as well, or even just say your intention for the working out loud as you are setting things up, then repeat it whenever you walk past the burning candle, or whenever you re-light the candle if you are extinguishing it for safety when you can't supervise it.
You may also wish to ask for the assistance and power of a health-related deity, or any other spiritual allies that you may have: animals, saints, angels, or nature spirits. Traditionally, at the very least it is recommended that you pour an offering of pure, fresh water in a glass and offer it to them to ask for their help. You might make more elaborate offerings as well, according to the myths and lore and messages you receive from your spirit allies.