Hi I did a spell for a friend of mine who is being bullied to protect her from the bully. The small tea light candle gave a lot of smoke and then burned a huge 3-4 inches high for quite some time and then the glass base cracked. How would you interpret this?
What I'm trying to find out is whether the spell was empowered more by my call on a spirit presence, thus creating a huge flame. or whether the energy was being reversed back to the bully? II light candles daily for meditation and rituals but this candle flame was something else.
How long was the wick? Had the candle been anointed with any oils? If so, how much was used? Was the candle altered or added to in any way?
There are many factors which can cause a large flame on a candle. And as said before, heat can crack glass -- especially uneven heat. It's why, unless it is a certain type of glass, glass cookware must be heated slowly. But a flame very close to one part of a glass holder can cause that part to heat and expand, while the cooler part has not expanded so much. Since glass is brittle, it increases the risk of cracking.
Magickally you put a lot of energy into the spell.
Logically the wick could of had dirt/dust on it, the glass wasn't properly made for the heat, and the airflow to the wick could of caused a type of wind tunnel giving more air to the flame causing it to burn quicker.
If I were you I would reflect on the spell and believe what you feel is right.
Thanks for the replies. I didn't use any oils just a pinch of garlic salt and a pinch of mixed herbs. I did call on spirit and archangel Michael.. It was only a tea light. I'll see how my friend feels over the next few days and if she is able to overcome being bullied. I've used the candle base many times but usually the candle is in a tea light tin.
It appears that you do not want to accept any answer bar a magickal one.
Glass breaks with heat all the time, imperfections in the glass + heat = breakage.
Any candle has the ability to smoke and burn tall, often due to differences in the wick as it burns, wax getting onto the wick and more.
Not everything has a magickal reason, some things are very mundane.
Thanks for all the comments given, I don't think in this instance there was a cut and dry reason but the feedback is that my friend is currently in a calmer and more peaceful place, less threatened by the bullying, a powerful and important experience for her, after going through a hard time. Love and Light Jx