Wax Scrying – How to do Wax Divination


Candle wax readings are similar to tea leave readings, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, candle drippings formed in water are interpreted.


  • Ideally a scrying bowl but any bowl that is made from natural materials or has a reflective surface will do.
  • Water – Many recommend rain water or even river water for best results
  • Pen and paper if you want to ask a question
  • A candle that you feel drawn to use.


  • If you have a specific question you want to ask then now is the time to write it down, place it next to the bowl.
  • Light the candle
  • Relax for a few mintues
  • When you feel ready, pick the candle up and drip the wax into the bowl, there is no rules in how you should do this, go with however you feel you should and stop at what ever point you feel you need to, you do not have to use all the candle to do this.
  • Let the wax and water blend together naturally
  • Keep relaxed and if you have a question, keep repeating this to yourself during this process.
  • When you feel the divination is complete you can then stop, as stated above you do not need to use all the candle if you do not wish.


  • Sit relaxed, take in the energies and let the energies fade out, breath and exhale for this bit. close your eyes if you need to.
  • Take the piece of paper you had written you question on and burn it by the flame of the candle you used for the scrying session, if you are not comfortable with doing this then dip the question within the bowl you have used for the session.
  • Put out the fire of the candle, turn on the lights, and begin to interpret your wax findings. There are no right or wrong ways to interpret candle wax. It is your own personal experience.
  • Have a look at what is presenting on top of the water first. Take a picture of it if you may and concentrate.
  • You may have what is called big blogs of wax, pick these out the water and turn these over.

Some people may see numbers, animal shapes, objects or even faces.

Numbers could represent Days, weeks or Months.

Shapes such as a animal could have a deeper meaning, for example we received what looked like a butterfly this could represent FREEDOM.

Its important that you interpret the wax yourself but I know this can be a little hard when this is something completely new to you so here are a few interpretations the wax could mean for you.

ACORN – at the top means success and gain: At the bottom means good health.

AIRCRAFT – journey; if broken means danger of accident; can also mean a rise in position

ANCHOR – cross, Jesus, at top rest, stability, constancy; at bottom means clouded, inconstancy

APPLE – computer, knowledge, achievement

AXE – difficulties; if at top overcoming of difficulties

BABY – something new, pregnancy

BALL – completion, variable fortunes

BELL – harmonics, creation, spiritual, unexpected news

BIRDS – ascension, good news, bird headed beings

BOAT – lifepath, (note size and speed of boat), and visit from a friend, protection

BOOK – you will find your answer by something written, if open it’s good news; if closed you need to investigate something

BUTTERFLY – transition, transformation, Butterfly Effect

CANDLE – sacred light, creational flame, help from others

CAT – deceit, a false friend, Cat Headed Beings

CELEBRITIES – To see the face of a celebrity, may link to that person’s destiny or the initials of their names

CHAIN – DNA, engagement, a wedding, chain link, karma

CHAIR – a guest

CIRCLE – success, completion

CLOCK – alchemy of time and consciousness, better health

COIN – change in financial status

CROSS – protection, sacrifice

CUP – reward, bloodlines

DAGGER – warning, danger from self or others, power

DOG – friend, Sirius, celestial connotation, Egyptian god, Anubis

DOOR – opening (to something new) or closing (old issues and relations), spiritual (portal)

DUCK – money coming, a man named Bill, ‘ducks in a row’

EGG – good omen, creation, new beginnings, sacred geometry

ELEPHANT – wisdom, strength, luck, Ganesh, trunk up indicates overcoming obstacles

ENVELOPE – message coming, positive or negative

EYE – creation – open (awakening) – closed (something not seen)

FAN – hand held (pleats) – rotary (4, time divination, numerology)

FEATHER – ascension

FENCE – limitations, minor setbacks, not permanent

FINGER – which finger, pointing in what direction,pointing to god

FIRE – sacred flame, at top achievement; at bottom danger of haste

FISH – Jesus, Creation – Vesica Pisces, Amphibious Gods, good fortune, Christ Consciousness, return of the soul to higher frequency or god

FLAG – denotes nationality

FLY – domestic annoyance

FORK – speak with false tongue, false flattery

FORKED LINE – decision

FRUIT – fruitful, prosperity (depends on the fruit which goes to seeds and planting something new)

GATE – opportunity, future success, ancient civilization, portal, doorway

GLOW – enlightenment

GOAT – be careful of enemies

GUN – anger, sex

HAMMER – hard work needed, getting a point across

HAND – of god, creation, if open means friendship; if closed means an argument

HARP – creational harmonics, love, harmony

HAT – head, consciousness, improvement

HAWK – Horus, jealousy

HEART – chakra, pleasure, love, trust, compassion

HORSE – if galloping means good news; if just the head means a lover or nebula, new

HORSESHOE – good luck, attraction, Earth’s magnetics, Omega or Leo, closure

HOURGLASS – time running out, need to decide something, synchronicity, illusion, creation

HOUSE – security, change, success

ICEBERG – danger, planetary meltdown, ice age, consciousness frozen in Time

INSECT – depends which one

JEWELS – DNA, Pearls, Diamonds, Star Tetrahedron, sacred geometry, gifts

KANGAROO – harmony at home

KITE – wishes coming true, flying free

KNIFE – broken friendship, hidden enemy

LADDER – promotion, a rise or fall in life, DNA

LAMP – turned on means enlightenment, at the top means a feast; at the side means secrets revealed; at the bottom means postponement

LEAF – new life

LINES – if straight means progress; if wavy means uncertain path

LION – Leo, Omega, Closure, influential friends, strength, Zoroaster

LOCK – obstacles if closed – new information unfolding if open, lock and key are phallic symbols of creation

LOOP – loops of time and creation, avoid impulsive actions, slinky effect

MASK – something hidden

MOUNTAIN – obstacles or a specific area

MOUSE – theft, computer

MUSHROOM – at top means journey or moving to the country; near bottom means  rapid growth; if reversed means frustration, psychedelics

NAIL – injustice, unfairness

NECKLACE – DNA, complete, admirers; if broken means danger of losing a lover

NEEDLE – recognition, admiration, sewing, eye, weaving

OAK – health, long life, tree of life

OCTOPUS – danger, 8, infinity

OSTRICH – travel, not seeking a truth

OWL – gossip, scandal, aliens owl symbology

PALM TREE – success, honor, place were they grow

PARASOL – open (you will glean insightful information), closed (something hidden), raining (water symbology of creation)

PARROT – repeating something, a twin, a journey, people talking and saying nothing

PIG – greed

PURSE – at top means profit; at bottom means lose

QUESTION MARK – need for caution

RABBIT – need for bravery, time and illusion, Alice in Wonderland

RAKE – watch details, planting seeks, reap what you sow

RAVEN – bad news, death that leads to new beginnings

RING – phone call, coming full circle, near the top means marriage or the offer of marriage; at bottom means long engagement; if broken means engagement broken off

ROSE – Rose bloodline, creation, flower of life, love, may be accompanied by a fragrance in the room

SAW – interference, tear apart, something viewed

SCALE – legal issues; if balanced means just result; if unbalanced means unjust result

SCISSORS – quarrels, possibly separation

SHEEP – good fortune

SHELL – good news, nautilus, golden ratio, sea of creation

SHOE – sole/soul, condition of shoe is important, transformation

SNAKE – DNA, wisdom, or if the snake is attacking, an enemy

SPIDER – weaving together

STAR – health and happiness, hope, heavens, Isis and other goddesses, female energies,

SUN – happiness, success, power

SWORD – arguments

TABLE – social gatherings, UFO platform, outside the box

TENT – travel, cover, hidden truth

THIMBLE – changes at home

TORTOISE – criticism, usually beneficial, slow moving, Turtle Island (Earth)

TREE – improvements, of life, creation, book of life, your life path

TRIANGLE – something unexpected, 3 in a relationship, pyramids, 3, third dimension

URN – wealth and happiness

VASE – a friend needs help

VOLCANO – harmful emotions

WAGON – a wedding, wagon wheels (wheels within wheels)

WASP – romantic problems

WATERFALL – prosperity

WHEAT – abundance

WHEEL – if complete means good fortune; if broken means disappointment

WINGS – messages, winged beings

WOLF – jealousy

YOKE – domination

ZEBRA – adventure, especially overseas, black and white

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