Manifesting Your Dreams with Candles and Crystals


There are so many ways to use crystals in witchcraft. One really powerful practice is to combine them with candle magic. This can enhance energy work, and increase the vibration you send out through setting intentions. Candles and stones work together to manifest goals and bring those intentions into your reality.

Whenever you work with crystals and candles, a good practice is to start by cleansing them energetically. This removes any unhelpful energy that may be held inside them.

Use Reiki, run them under cold water, set them in moonlight, or pass them through incense smoke. Once the tools are cleaned and dry, they will be ready to use.

Related: How to Clean Crystals

Below you will find instructions for how you can use candles with crystals to create the reality you desire. For each spell, keep the candle lit until it burns out on it’s own (it’s okay if you need to extinguish it and relight it). When the candle can no longer be lit, the spell is complete.


Crystal grids are one of the most effecting methods of increasing abundance. They are most effective when set up on Thursday, particularly at the New Moon.

  • Focus: a jasmine scented wax candle

  • Way Stones: Clear Quartz

  • Desire Stones: Citrine

Before creating the grid, hold the candle in your hands and infuse it with your intention. Place it in the center of your grid. Hold the Clear Quartz and Citrine crystals (or place your hands over them) and visualize your desire for abundance filling them. Arrange the crystals around the candle in a circular, decorative pattern.

Light the candle and place it in a green or gold candle holder. Imagine the flames light and heat spreading out to touch each of the crystals, and beyond in to the Universe. As it spreads, the flame carries your intention.


Choose a Sandalwood, Cedar, Pine or other earthy-, scented-candle. Light it, place it in a red, brown or green candle holder, and breathe in the scent. Hold a piece of Tree Agate or Moss Agate in each hand. With each inhale, imagine the veins of the crystals growing into your arms, through your torso, down and out into the Earth. With each exhale let any unhelpful energy leave your body.

Continue breathing deeply, letting the veins move through your body and pull into the Earth, reaching toward the hot core of the planet, like roots. When these roots reach the core, inhale the earth energy into your body. Let it give you strength and stability. Allow the exchange of energy to continue through your breathing, pulling in earth energy and returning whatever isn’t beneficial to you until you feel balanced and grounded.

Related: 8 Crystals for Grounding


When you don’t feel healthy, it can really influence your ability to function in other areas of your life. Candles and crystals may offer a chance at overcoming certain illnesses.

Light a Eucalyptus candle and place it in a blue or green candle holder. This scent is thought to be healing and can start fighting diseases once it enters your nasal and sinus cavities.

Carnelian boosts the immune system. If you have time, lay down and place a chunk of Carnelian on your Thymus gland. If you can’t do this, wear a Carnelian pendant, earrings, bracelet or simply hold it in your hands. And, at night place Carnelian or Amethyst under your pillow to improve your vibrational health.


Take a citrus scented candle like Lemon, Orange or Grapefruit and carve a symbol that represent joy to you into the wax. Try a picture of the sun, a smiley face or even a sigils created from an affirmation of happiness.

Select four Sunstone and Clear Quartz pieces and infuse them with your intention to bring joy into your life.

Light the candle and place it in an orange or yellow candle holder. Arrange the stones around the candle with the Sunstones positioned at each of the cardinal directions and the Clear Quartz in the same positions but further away from the candle.

Imagine the scent and light of the candle traveling through into the Sunstones and out to the Clear Quartz like sun rays traveling to the Earth. In this way, you are broadcasting your intention to bring more joy into your life.


Love can be shared romantically, platonically and even with just yourself. Use candles and crystals to spread love, especially on a Friday.

Hold a Rose scented candle over your Heart Chakra. Imagine pink light spreading from this energy point into the candle. Infuse Rose Quartz crystals with your intention to share love.

After lighting the candle, hold Rose Quartz in your hands and imagine the light spreading from the candle and enveloping your body like a bubble. Let it infuse your body with love and compassion and flow into the crystals. Breathe in the gentle pink light and breathe out anything unwanted, especially negative self talk, hostility and grudge.

When you are finished you can keep these crystals for yourself to create an energy of self love in your home, or gift them to loved ones as physical representations of how much you care for them.

Related: 8 Crystals for Love

Psychic Abilities:

Anyone can develop their psychic abilities. One way to start opening you connection to these abilities is to relax and go with the flow.

Light a Vanilla scented candle and hold a piece of Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst or another crystal associated with intuition. Gaze into the candle flame and breathe in the scent of the candle. Watch the flickering, focus on your breath, and allow relaxing to take hold of you. When thoughts enter your mind, let them go and return your focus to your breathing.

With practice you will be able to do this for longer and longer periods of time. Eventually you can use this to receive divine wisdom and guidance from the spirit realm. Ask a question before lighting the candle and let the answer come to you.

The information we seek is usually within us, but we are too tied up in knots to recognize it. By allowing ourselves to unwind we are able to receive the guidance from within.

Related: Connecting With Your Inner Psychic

Restful Sleep:

When you aren’t sleeping well, it’s hard to do the other things required in your life. Choose a Chamomile scented candle and Blue Lace Agate or Blue Calcite crystals to help you relax before bed.

Before bed, prepare some Chamomile tea. Light the candle and place the crystal nearby. While you sip your tea, imagine a heavy relaxation flowing down your throat into your torso and limbs.

When you finish the tea, move to your bed and take the crystal with you. Place the crystal under your pillow and fall asleep.

Stress Reducer:

A wonderful way to relax is to take a bath. Line the tub with Lavender scented candles and place Amethyst crystals in the bath water. Add any essential oils or bath products you enjoy.

Light the candles then get in the bath. Soak for as long as you’d like breathing in the fragrance and imagining relaxation filling your body and stress and tensions leaving. When you get out and start draining the tub, imagine all your stress going down the drain with the water.

If you don’t have a tub or have no time for a bath, keep your shampoo and conditioner charged for relaxation by storing them with Amethyst or Lepidolite. Whenever you take a shower, imagine the soap washing your stress away and flowing down the drain.


Dress a candle using Cinnamon essential oil, an anointing oil created for success, or simple roll it in cooking oil and sprinkle powdered cinnamon over it. As you dress the candle, think about your intention to bring more success into your life. Allow a feeling of being successful to fill your body.

Charge eight crystals (Carnelian, Citrine, Amber, Jade, Rhodonite, Onyx, Moss Agate, Serpentine, and Green Aventurine would all be good choices) with your intention to be more successful.

Light the candle (especially on Sunday) and place it in a beam of sunlight. Place the crystals around the candle in a decorative way. As you do this, focus on your success and what success means to you.

Carry the crystals in your pocket to keep the energy of success and your intention with you at all times.

Related: How to Manifest Your Intentions Using Candle Magic

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Do you use crystals or candles when manifesting your dreams? Tell me below in the comments.