By Samantha Stevens
Here they are, our Ladies of Mercy and Divine
Benevolence. Petitioning the Saints for Special Favours has been a big subject
in the chat rooms lately, so in the spirit of Christmas and the Goddess energies
associated with these martyrs and popularized pagan deities, I have compiled a
list that tells you how to use candle burning to request favours.
When you ask the Catholic Saints for help, it is
common to write your request on a piece of paper and place it on the
appropriately coloured candle. If a totem animal, emblem or object is suggested,
you can also place that item, or a picture of that item on her altar as well. If
you can find a picture of the Saint in a religious store and place it on the
altar that is even better.
Burn a white or blue candle on a Friday to ask
for her help to: keep a husband faithful, find a soulmate, or reveal dishonesty
in a relationship (find out the truth about someone). Her animal is the lamb.
Saint Ann (also known as Anne and Ana)
Burn a white candle on a Monday to ask her for a
peaceful and happy home. She is the patron Saint of grandmothers, housekeepers,
housewives, mothers and women in labour. Petition her for help with the deaf and
Burn a red candle on a Saturday to drive a way
evil, to protect your relationship from rivals, to protect yourself from
meddling in-laws, to clear your path of obstacles, to help someone be released
from prison and for protection from storms. She is also the patron saint of
wives whose men are at war. Her emblem is the Tower.
Saint Maria Goretti
Burn a pink candle on a Friday to ask for
fidelity in marriage, help with an abusive or battering male partner and a
pardon from the death penalty.
Saint Brigid of Kildare
Burn a yellow candle on a Sunday to ask her: to
become fertile, for healing, for happiness and health of pets and farmyard
animals, to assist with breeding livestock, for inspiration, for literary gifts
(especially poetry) and the gift of prophecy. Her symbol is a cow.
Saint Clare of Assisi
Burn a white candle on a Monday for protection
against astral attack and for help overcoming addiction to drug and alcohol.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Burn a yellow or white candle on a Saturday to
petition her for beauty, fertility, a peaceful death, confidence, seductiveness
and confidence when public speaking. Her symbol is the wheel.
Burn a blue candle on a Monday for help with
nervous disorders, mental afflictions, epilepsy, insanity, obsession and astral
attack. Her symbol is a sword pointed downwards.
Burn a green candle on a Wednesday for success in
a career in the arts, particularly if you are a musician, poet or singer. Her
emblem is an organ.
Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini
Burn a white candle on a Sunday to help with
matters of immigration, with moving to another city or state or for matters
pertaining to health, education or insurance.
Saint Helen of Jerusalem
Burn a pink or red candle on a Friday to ask for
the return of a strayed lover and to overcome sorrow, obsession and unhappiness.
Her emblem is a cross.
Saint Joan Of Arc
Burn a grey candle on a Tuesday to petition her
for spiritual strength, freedom from prisons of all kinds (emotional and
otherwise) and for ways to overcome rivals and energies.
Burn a white candle on a Wednesday to ask her to
help with insoluble or impossible problems, depression, and protection from the
evil eye or astral attack, to help you to find the right lawyer and to conquer
temptations or addictions.
Burn a green and/or a white candle on a Tuesday
to ask for aid with financial problems, the necessities of life, to bring a
lover closer, to keep a husband or boyfriend faithful, to subdue or conquer
romantic rivals or enemies or bring a new love. Her symbol is a dragon.
Burn a pink or green candle on a Saturday to help
with desperate situations, problems with children, unhappiness in the home, the
sick, selling real estate, food for the poor and mental illness. Philomena is a
favourite of single mothers. Her symbol is an anchor.
Saint Rita of Cascia
Burn a white candle on a Sunday to assist with an
abusive relationship, to relieve loneliness, for deliverance from evil and for
spiritual fortitude and strength
Saint Therese of Liseux
Burn a yellow candle on a Wednesday to be loved
by all, for popularity, for help with addiction and alcoholism, for protection
from black magick and to restore faith. Her emblem is a bouquet of roses.
Candle Burning to Petition
the Male Saints
Last NAN I explained how to petition the female
Saints with special requests. This time around I'll provide some instruction on
how to ask to be put in the cosmic care of the Male Saints . These are very
ancient pagan rituals, which have been popularized by the Christian Church. The
basic methodology is to put your request under the appropriately coloured candle
on the suggested day of the week along with an image of the Saint (which you can
often find on the Internet) and/or a symbol or emblem that represents the Saint.
Saint Anthony of Padua
On a Tuesday burn a brown candle for special
requests, a green candle for financial help or an orange candle to find a
husband. St. Anthony's is a wonderworker when it comes to finding lost articles,
improving the memory and bringing back a strayed lover. His emblem is the lily.
Saint Alphonsu Liguori
On a Thursday, light a purple candle to ask for
help with sore, aching muscles, joint pain and arthritis. Anything to do with
Burn a blue candle on a Wednesday to settle
domestic disputes and also banish flu, fevers and contagious diseases.
On a Tuesday burn a red candle and ask this Saint
to reveal the truth to you if you feel like something is being hidden or
concealed from you. You can also ask him for protection from violence, violent
death and protection and healing while undergoing surgery. His emblem is the
Burns a white candle on a Saturday to ask for
protection against a variety of evil influences: against poisons, evil
temptations, contagious diseases, safety during storms, and assistance during
times of healing and death. Saint Benedict also helps heal animals and increase
prosperity. His emblem is a raven or a broken cup….
On a Sunday, burn a pink candle to ask for
protection from astral attack, violence and enemies. His emblem is a crucifix.
On a Wednesday burn a blue candle to increase
positive communication and self-expression. He also helps with diseases of the
throat. His emblem is a comb or two unlit crossed candles.
Burn a red or orange candle on a Sunday to
protect the home and for help with any kind of emergency that has to do with
home such as a flood, fire, bankruptcy, infestation etc. His emblem is a burning
No Wednesday burn a red candle for protection
from accidents, sudden death, and against storms. Christopher protects motorists
and travellers so he is the one to pray to for a safe journey.
Saints Cosme and Damian
Burn two green candles on a Wednesday for help
with doctors and health, to get a correct diagnosis and for general physical
protection. He can also clear obstacles from you path.
On a Saturday burn a Purple candle to protection
from womanizers, liars, cheaters, and negative attitudes. He helps homeless
people and those who have been convicted from getting a heavy sentence.
On a Thursday light a yellow candle to settle
disputes, curse your enemy and to reverse a negative situation around. This is
who you petition to if you need things to change quickly or suddenly.
Saint Gerard Majella
On a Monday, light a white candle to petition to
become pregnant. He also helps the falsely accused be declared innocent. He also
assists mediums, prophets, psychics and clairvoyants in seeing the truth.
Saint Francis of Assisi
On a Monday light a brown candle to petition for
peace, conflict resolution and to gain spiritual wisdom. He helps to reveal and
dismantle evil plots. He is also an environmentalist and is concerned with
matters of ecology and conservation.
On Tuesday, light a red candle to conquer fears,
acquire courage and to overcome jealousy. His emblem is the slaying of a dragon.
On a Saturday light a white candle to protect the
house from burglary and evil spirits. His emblem is a book and a plum
Saint James the Greater
Light a red candle on a Tuesday to clear
obstacles from your path, conquer or remove enemies and for justice to prevail.
His emblem is a cockleshell
Saint John the Baptist
On a Tuesday light a green candle to petition him
for good luck, fertility, prosperity and protection from enemies.
Saint John Bosco
On a Sunday, light a yellow candle to petition
him for favours to do with children, students and educational matters.
Light a yellow candle on a Sunday for help with
selling a home, finding job, for protection and a happy marriage. His emblem is
a lily or a pitcher with a loaf of bread.
Light a red candle on Wednesday to petition for a
peaceful, happy home and family, for financial assistance and spiritual
Light green, white and red candles on a Sunday to
petition for a miracle: for hopeless cases that seem impossible, to help with
addictions or to help someone get out of jail.
Light a yellow candle on a Sunday to ask for help
with sickness, disease, addictions, and better health and to obtain prosperity.
Saint Martin De Porres
Light a purple and white candle on a Thursday to
bring harmony to your household. You can also petition him for better health and
increased financial security. His emblem is a broom and a crucifix.
Saint Martin Caballero
On a Tuesday light a red or white candle to ask
for protection from evil, to rescue someone from evil influences and/or to draw
customers to your business. Petition him for money, luck prosperity.
On a Sunday light a white candle for prosperity,
luck spiritual wisdom and guidance. His emblem is a shamrock and a saint.
On a Tuesday light a blue or a red candle for
courage, patience, overcome opposition and to settle disturbed conditions in the
Light a red and a white candle to petition him to
remove obstacles, business success, strength, courage, forgiveness and good
fortune. His emblem is two crossed keys.
On a Sunday light a white candle to petition him
for help with cancer.
Saint Pius the Tenth
On a Sunday light a white candle to ask for
special favours to be granted by those in authourity (such as a boss or
Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Light a red candle to prevent gossip, false
accusation and for a happy and peaceful home.
Saint Louis Beltran
Light a white candle for help learning languages
and protection from evil, accidents, sickness and enemies. He is the one you
invoke when children are possessed by spirits.
On a Wednesday light a yellow candle to restore
health and to be protected from contagious diseases. His emblem is a dog.
Light a red candle on a Tuesday to petition for
justice, to overcome rivals, remove obstacles from your path, success and good
fortune. His emblem is arrows.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Light a white candle on a Monday to improve
concentration and memory, for understanding, for mental stamina and to help pass
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