Ceromancy: Divination with Candle Wax

Ceromancy: Divination with Candle Wax

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Good Morning! In this week’s Triune Moon Magickal Moment we shall continue our exploration of unusual forms of divination with Ceromancy. Ceromancy is the art of divining the future by interpreting the form that hot wax takes when poured into a bowl of water.

This technique requires very little in the way of supplies. All you will need is:

Ceromancy - A lit green jar candle
A lit, green jar candle
  • A candle – I prefer using a jar candle as the wax seems to build up best in the container
  • A clear or white bowl partially filled with water
  • Lighter

Light your candle and let it burn for several hours so that the melted wax builds up. Once you feel you have sufficient wax, you are ready to begin your divination.

Fill your bowl with fresh water and move it close to your lit candle. Breathe deeply and quiet your mind. Then, either silently or out loud, ask a simple question. For example “Will I be happy in my new job?”

Take the candle and pour the wax slowly into the water, being careful not to splash any hot wax onto yourself. Move the candle as you pour, allowing various shapes to begin to form.

Ceromancy - A white bowl with melted wax shapes in it
A white bowl with melted wax shapes in it.

Interpreting Ceromancy

Once the wax has cooled you will begin to interpret the shapes. Much like Tasseomancy (tea leaf reading) the individual question often determines how we interpret the shapes. If you look at the picture above in accordance with the question asked, I see two individuals reaching towards each other. You could interpret this as the new job having great coworkers or perhaps an atmosphere of cooperation and goodwill. Either may be a sign of happiness in your new job.

While a relatively simple form of divination, Ceromany can be fun and rewarding. May it illuminate your life and help you reach the answers you seek.

Blessed Be!

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