The candle cord-cutting ritual has become quite a popular topic between spiritual practitioners and modern-day witches all over the world.
This practice is very powerful. People use it in order to cut ties with people, addictions, situations, and many other things.
It energetically removes them from your life. Of course, this practice has to be done correctly for it to work properly. You can’t just expect it to work if you do it like you would any other activity.
In this article, we’ll help you understand what this ritual actually entails, and offer a step-by-step guide to do it correctly. There could be a few side effects because you are manipulating energy. However, you don’t have to worry – we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this practice.
What is a candle cord-cutting ritual?
The best way to describe a candle cord-cutting ritual is to make you understand that it’s one of the most powerful ways to energetically disconnect from someone or something.
But, I genuinely do believe that you’re trying to figure out how to get over someone you love. You want to cut all ties with that person and finally be free of them.
This ritual will grant you that wish. You’ll be free from them emotionally, mentally, and physically. Sometimes it’s very hard to move on when you’re stuck in a toxic cycle.
What you will need are:
- Two candles
- Incense (or white sage)
- Cotton yarn
- Fire-safe container
A step-by-step guide to a candle cord-cutting ritual
Now that we’ve established what you’re actually doing and what you’ll need, let’s get into the details of how you’ll be able to do this.
A candle cord-cutting ritual is something that requires precision if you want it to work properly. This is exactly why a step-by-step guide is needed in this situation. You’ll be able to move along this list with ease and get to the final result.
By the end of this, you’ll be able to breathe freely, and you’ll be free of the burden that the person has on your soul.
1. Pick the right time for your ritual
A candle cord-cutting ritual won’t magically erase the memories you have of someone, nor will it immediately get rid of any emotions that you may have. However, you’ll have to pick the right time to do this ritual as it is quite powerful.
In a very short period of time, your spirits will start finding their own ways.
If you scroll through social media, it seems as though witches are doing this ritual almost on a daily basis, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
The perfect time to do this ritual is when the relationship is already over. You shouldn’t have any doubt in your heart that you want to end everything with this person. You can’t cut the cords and then expect the relationship to start anew. That won’t happen.
Besides that, you should pick a time when the surrounding energy is strong. I would say that the full moon is the perfect time for this or any type of strong celestial activity will give you what you’re looking for.
A meteor shower, a full moon, or a solar eclipse would be the perfect moments to use. But, you should avoid the time when planets are in retrograde. That’s when the ritual could easily backfire and we don’t want that.
2. Cleanse the space
When you start any type of ritual, especially a candle cord-cutting ritual, you should cleanse the space you’re in. Negative energy could disrupt the process, and no one wants that.
You can cleanse your space in many different ways, but the one that I definitely prefer is incense. Light one and move around the space to eliminate any negativity that may be stuck there.
You can also use crystals and put them around the room, or burn some white sage. However, you should be careful with white sage.
Many people argue that it’s a closed practice and that you shouldn’t disrespect other cultures, as this may easily backfire. The ritual could go sideways if you don’t respect this rule.
Cleansing the space also means that it has to be tidied up and aired out. You can’t do this ritual in a cluttered space with stuffy air. Make sure that you take care of these things beforehand.
3. Clean body and mind
You shouldn’t go into a candle cord-cutting ritual just with a fixed mindset or with a dirty body. I know that this sounds bizarre, but hear me out.
You can’t expect a strong ritual to work perfectly without making the proper preparations. If your body is dirty then your spirit and mind will follow. You need to cleanse your body as well.
Taking a bath or a long shower will help you meditate before you actually go into this ritual. What this means is that you can use essential oils that calm the mind. You’ll feel much more refreshed and your mind will be clear once you finish everything.
You need to step into this ritual ready. If that means taking a longer shower, then so be it.
4. Set up everything
Now that you and your space are clean, you can set up everything for the candle cord-cutting ritual.
Put the fire-proof tray in the middle of a table and put the candles in the middle. There should be about 15 cm between the candles. Then tie the yarn around the candles so that it doesn’t touch the tray.
Afterward, put herbs around the candles, together with your crystals of choice. This is to ensure that no negative energy, or energy in general, gets into this circle. You can even create a circle of black salt around it – but normal salt will work just as well.
Another good thing to use is moon water around the candles. Don’t spray the actual candles with it.
I’ve even seen witches put herbs on the candles to ensure that they burn better and that the magic works well. You don’t necessarily need to do that, as the candles will burn either way and the herbs are already protecting the circle.
5. Light the candles
When it comes to this ritual, you don’t have to light the candles at the same time, but you can definitely use two matches and light them simultaneously.
Once you bring the matches to the candles, you need to repeat the affirmations that are holding the intention being this candle cord-cutting ritual.
For example, as you light them, you can say:
“By lighting these candles, I release myself of the binds that have been put upon me. I release (insert name here) from this bond. We are forever separated by this ritual.”
You can, of course, find words that resonate with you the most. Repeat them as many times as you see fit with the right intentions in your mind.
6. Visualize and meditate
Once the candles are lit, the work isn’t done. You shouldn’t just walk away from the table and let them burn freely. You have to stay close so that you can feel the shift in energy and also so that you can understand the type of bond that you’re breaking.
This is the moment when you need to meditate. By doing this, your mind will stay focused and free of any other thoughts and emotions. You have to put all your energy into what you’re doing.
By meditating, you need to visualize what you want and need to happen. For example, visualize the two of you standing the way those candles are standing.
Visualize the cord between you ripping apart, and burning away until you walk in two opposite directions.
This is the most important part, as your intentions and the visualization will bring the ritual to life. The candles are there for symbolism.
When they start burning and the fire gets to the cord, one candle may burn more than the other. In this case, one of you is trying to get away from this bond vigorously.
Both candles could burn aggressively, or both could be calm. Either way, once the cord starts burning, you need to visualize the connection between you two breaking apart.
NOTE: The cord may not burn on the first try. I know this sounds weird, but it’s true. I’ve seen it occur. If this happens, then you need to try this entire ritual all over again but don’t use the same candles.
7. Dispose of the rest properly
In every candle cord-cutting ritual, there’s a lot that is left behind. The herbs, the wax, and even powder. You can keep the crystals, but make sure to cleanse them properly after this.
The rest of what was on the tray should be disposed of.
The best way you can do that is by digging a hole and throwing everything away. This shouldn’t be somewhere near your house, because the energy could disrupt any new ritual that you may want to do.
Bury it somewhere safe, in the woods, so that Mother Nature can take care of the rest. Keeping it within your home will only mean that you haven’t let go completely, and I believe we’ve already established that that’s not what you want.
So, now that you know how – let go of the person that you love so much in the most poetic way possible.