MOTHER MAGGIE’S Hoodoo Condition Candle Service. Set your mojo on fire. We dress, we bless, we burn your magic spell candles for Love, Money, Healing, Protection, Luck, and more! Then we conjure up a reading you’ll never forget!


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2-Day Glass-Encased Labeled Condition Candle – Candle Dressed, Blessed, Burned Along with Report with 1 Photo and 3-Card Tarot Reading $10

7-Day Glass-Encased Labeled Condition Candle – Candle Dressed, Blessed, Burned Along with Report with 1 Photo and 3-Card Tarot Reading $20


“When your soul is looking for you, light a candle on its path.”

― Rumi


A Little Bit about Candle Service and A Bit More about Mother Maggie’s Candle Services

What is Candle Service?

Fire. Ancient force of civilization and chaos. Creator of worlds when contained. Destroyer of worlds when unleashed. Illuminator of worlds when tied to rituals. Think of the Beltane bonfires. Think of the ancient Roman boogie man, the Wicker Man, and his hipster many-so-greats-grandson today, Burning Man. Think of the wick threaded through wax molded into shapes and containers of glass and metal of all sizes: a candle.

A candle has become one of the most planet-wide conduits of magic. Prayer or spell set ablaze. The message lifted high by heat and light and smoke. Think of row after row of candles in a Catholic church. Think of rings of candles on a birthday cake. Think of the yahrzeit candle that Jews light each year to remember their beloved dead. Think on the candle placed inside the Halloween jack o’ lantern to ward away the unwelcome dead. Think of Hanukkah. Think of Diwali. Both incredibly important Festivals of Light to millions to mark the triumph of light over lack, good over evil.

Think of the Hoodoo practice of setting lights. Conjurework by candlelight. A candle is dedicated to a specific condition with anointing oils and herbs. It is personalized with a written petition, a prayer on paper, to grant an outcome in light of the condition: a new job, a new love, an influx of money, of health, of sex. The candle is lit. It burns. The petition is released. The intention has been put in motion.

The remains of the candle are now “read” to let the petitioner know how their candlework was received by the cosmos. A crack in the glass, a lump of wax at the bottom of an emptied container, black burn marks or faint wax smudges around the rim, an interesting swirl of herbs and glitter along the glass insides, all of these spell out a message that the candle setter delivers back to his client.

How Does Candle Setting at Mother Maggie’s Differ from Other Candle Setters?

Both Daddy Greg and Papa Candelaria learned a lot about the traditional Hoodoo setting of lights when they worked at Lucky Mojo years ago. (They even incorporated a plain brown bag background into their candle labels so you can you use the timeless classic of Hoodoo/Conjure petition paper without have to ransack your house for a brown bag. They know powerful folk magic is all about using what you have at hand.)

Today, at Mother Maggie’s, they have happily added, like good magpies, bright and shiny bits they have picked up along the years to their own unique version of performing candle service.

If you had someone set lights for you before, you may have noticed that one major difference between Mother Maggie’s and other candle setters is that we don’t burn candles to curse. No “Break Up” or “D.U.M.E” (Death Unto My Enemies) or “Intranquil Spirit.” A main reason is that we are big about intention boosting at Mother Maggie’s. And both Daddy Greg and Papa Candelaria believe the energy behind negative work is as close to a laser-like focus as you can get. You don’t need our help. It’s the positive stuff that is hard to pull off on your own. So we’re here to help you hold your focus and add to it.

How Does Candle Service Work at Mother Maggie’s?

Our candle service begins with you selecting the right candle for your intention. If size really matters to you, go for the 7-Day candle. But what is most important to us as candle setters is your intention. You can play along and pray along from home by ordering a “dressed and blessed” version of the same candle you will have us light (click here). It's a very strong way to add your personal magic along with your own favorite acts of intention boosting: affirmations, prayers, mantras, chanting, vision-questing, vision boards, ecstatic dance. However you work it, we hope you will work your mojo while we dress and bless and burn your candle.

Another way to help us out is to use the notes section in the checkout to write your petition. Again, the greater the focus the more powerful the intent. Think Gettysburg Address rather than The Never-Ending Story. It can just be your name and your date of birth and a one-sentence command or affirmation. Or much more.

Perhaps you would like to have an image from a photo added to outside of the candle—to make it all the more your own—or for the one you are burning it for. If so, you can send the photo to candlesetter at gmail.com (click here to write email). Be sure to include your name and your candle in your subject header (Sister Mary Righteous/Heal).

Once we have your order, we will dress the candle with anointing oils and herbs and a dash of glitter. Add the photo or two if sent. Then we will pray over it using your petition as our starting point. After that, we take the candle to the Temple of the New Mysteries (aka Temple Magpie) and set it alight.

Once your candle is burned, we will take a photo of the burned candle and send you a report via email of what we read from that burned-out candle. This emailed report will also include a 3-card Tarot reading based on the “Do/Don’t Do” Spread of Zoe Matoff (Ian learned of it in Rachel Pollack’s The New Tarot Handbook). The first card is the Situation. The second card is what not to do. The third and final card is what to do. This will all come from candlesetter at gmail.com.

How Long Before I Get My Candle Report?

Our goal is to have the report in your e-hands no more than 14 days after you place your order.

Traditional Candle Service Asks That You Tip Your Candle Setter. What is Mother Maggie’s Policy?

Both Daddy Greg and Papa Candelaria think it’s a wonderful tradition—but they own Mother Maggie’s, so they’re good. Instead, they’d like you to give a tip about our site and our services to your friends if you love the work we do. 


Condition Candles That Mother Maggie’s Offers and Some of Their More Traditional Aliases

Ancestors helps to connect with and to honor one’s ancestors. Both sizes are a white candle.

Blessing helps to bless or to ask for help from something or someone bigger than you. The 7-Day is a seven-color candle. The 2-Day is a white candle. Traditional Condition Names: Blessing.

Calm helps to awaken emotional serenity and physical relaxation. Both sizes are a blue candle.

Cleanse helps to wash clean the spirit and to expel negative conditions. Both sizes are a white candle.

Community helps you to get along with others you need to get along with (bosses, coworkers, landlords, neighbors, fellow citizens, your species). Both sizes are blue.

Courage helps to charge up personal strength and to unleash bravery. Both sizes are a purple candle.

Done helps to break out of binding situations and to break free from negative conditioning. Both sizes are a black candle. Traditional Condition Names: Cut and Clear.

Fertility helps to enrich your body and soul to allow your family to grow. (To fertilize your imagination, consider Vision.) Both sizes are a green candle.

Fidelity helps to strengthen the bonds of honesty and openness between you and your lover. Both sizes are a gold candle. Traditional Condition Names: Chuparrosa; Return to Me; Stay with Me.

Focus helps to instill clarity and mental balance. Both sizes are a yellow candle.

Gratitude helps you to give genuine thanks and to achieve a state of profound appreciation for all that is. Both sizes are a blue candle.

Ground helps to root your energies in the earth and to draw nourishment and strength from the planet. Both sizes are brown.

Happy helps to inspire sincere smiles, deep belly laughs, and joyfulness of spirit. Both sizes are a pink candle.

Heal helps to encourage physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. The 7-Day is a seven-color candle. The 2-Day is a white candle. Traditional Condition Names: Healing Miracle.

Heart helps to summon or strengthen a tender love with an intimate you hold dear (from a lover to parent to a child to yourself). Both sizes are a pink candle.

Job helps to find and to secure a job or to improve financial conditions through job income. The 7-Day is a gold-and-green candle. The 2-day is a gold candle. Traditional Condition Names: Steady Work.

Journey helps to draw safety to your travels, whether they be crosstown or across the world. (See Vision for metaphysical travels). Both sizes are an orange candle. Traditional Condition Names: Safe Travel.

Kin helps to survive those you share DNA with and to enrich the bonds of blood. Both sizes are a red candle.

Law helps to draw the best possible outcomes with legal and court situations. Both sizes are a brown candle. Traditional Condition Names: Court Case; Law Keep Away; Just Judge.

Lovers helps to deepen the intimate bond between two (or more if in a polyamorous relationship) people who are sexually attracted to one another, whether it leads to an enduring commitment or not. Both sizes are red candles. Traditional Condition Names: Adam & Eve; Love Me; Marriage Blessings; Reconciliation.

Lucky helps to attract and to keep good luck. The 7-Day is a gold-and-green candle. The 2-Day is a gold candle. Traditional Condition Names: Attraction; Fast Luck; Good Luck; Lady Luck; Lodestone; Lucky 13; Lucky Buddha; Lucky Hand.

Lust helps to draw a lover(s) or to increase passion with a lover(s). Both sizes are a red candle. Traditional Condition Names: Come to Me; Dixie Love; Fire of Love; Follow Me, Boy; Follow Me, Girl; Kiss Me Now!; Look Me Over.

Mojo helps to boost personal magnetism, to enhance power of all kinds, and to strengthen psychic control. Both sizes are a purple candle. Traditional Condition Names: John the Conqueror; Master Key; Master; Power.

Money helps to attract money, abundance, and financial successes. Both sizes are a green candle. Traditional Condition Names: Money Drawing; Money Stay with Me; Pay Me; Prosperity.

Nest helps to create or maintain a happy home. Both sizes are a blue candle. Traditional Condition Names: House Blessing; Money House Blessing; Peaceful Home.

Open helps to remove obstacles within and without, leaving the way clear to move forward. Both sizes are an orange candle. Traditional Condition Names: Road Opener.

Persist helps to strengthen your stamina and to finish what you start. Both sizes are red.

Release helps to relieve rather than to relive sorrow and to soothe heartache. Both sizes are a black candle.

Reverse helps to return to sender negative work done against you. Both sizes are a black candle. Traditional Condition Names: Cast Off Evil; Reversing; Uncrossing.

Shield helps to enhance your safety and to surround you with protection. Both sizes are an orange candle. Traditional Condition Names: Fear Not to Walk over Evil; Fiery Wall of Protection; Protection.

Success helps to inspire major achievements and draw the rewards and attention they merit. Both sizes are a yellow candle. Traditional Condition Names: Crown of Success; Victory.

Trust helps you to let go and accept—yourself, another, the divine right timing of the Universe. Both sizes are a pink candle.

Vision helps to bolster and broaden your divination and shamanic journey work. (See Journey for physical travels.) Both sizes are a purple candle. Traditional Condition Names: Psychic Vision.

Wake helps to open your eyes to what you refuse to see within and around you. Both sizes are a black candle.

Wisdom helps to accept what you do and do not know and the freedom that comes with that knowing. Both sizes are purple candles. Traditional Condition Names: King Solomon Wisdom.