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How to set intentions with chakra candles

Chakra candles are a great way to focus your energy and intentions, and they come in a variety of colors and scents that correspond with each chakra. Combining chakra energy with intention setting can have significant benefits for your mental wellbeing and physical health. 

In this article, we’ll talk about what chakras are and how to use chakra candles to set your intentions. We’ll also give you a few tips on how to choose the right chakra candle for you. 

So, if you’re ready to set some powerful intentions, keep reading!


What are chakras?

Chakras are energy centers in the body that are associated with different aspects of our physical and emotional selves, sometimes known as the subtle body.

There are seven main chakras, each representing a different area of our lives. When one or more of our chakras are out of balance, it can lead to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

The seven chakras are:

Root Chakra: The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with survival, security, and safety.

Sacral Chakra: The Sacral Chakra is located just below the belly button and is associated with pleasure, creativity, and sexuality.

Solar Plexus Chakra: The Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the navel and is associated with willpower, confidence, and personal power.

Heart Chakra: The Heart Chakra is located in the center of the chest and is associated with love, compassion, and forgiveness.

Throat Chakra: The Throat Chakra is located at the base of the throat and is associated with communication, self-expression, and truth.

Third Eye Chakra: The Third Eye Chakra is located between the eyebrows and is associated with intuition, wisdom, and psychic abilities.

Crown Chakra: The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head and is associated with spirituality, enlightenment, and connection to the divine.

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The power of setting intentions 

Setting intentions can be a powerful way to change your mindset and support you in reaching your goals. If you feel stuck or in a rut, then setting intentions could be exactly what you need to help you move forward. 

When you set an intention, you make a commitment to yourself to accomplish something through your actions. The act of setting an intention helps to focus your mind and align your thoughts, emotions and actions in moving towards manifesting your intentions. 

Intention setting is incredibly empowering because it allows you to decide how you want to experience life. While none of us can control the world around us, having an intention setting practice means we can take control of how we behave and feel in any given situation. 


When is the best time to set intentions? 

You can set an intention at any time, but it can be particularly effective to set intentions at times when you would typically think about goal setting. For example, you could set an intention every Monday or at the beginning of every month or year. 

If your intention is related to work or financials then you might want to consider setting it at the beginning of the next business quarter.

Some people prefer to follow the lunar cycle or new moon calendar. This can be a great way of tapping into the powerful energy of the new moon. 

Just like affirmations, intentions benefit from repetition and reinforcement. So try to incorporate your personal intention into your daily life, for example you could repeat your intention at the end of a meditation or yoga practice, or you could put visual reminders of your intention up around your home. 


How to choose your intention

Unlike goals which are very specific, intentions are concerned with our emotions and deeper desires. The beauty of intentions is that they help us to develop deeper awareness and inner strength which lasts beyond whatever short term goals we are focused on. 

Intentions should always be positive in nature, allowing us to clear away negative energies from our mind. 

To choose your intention, think about what you would like to achieve in your life and then think carefully about why you want to achieve this goal. What kind of characteristics or behaviors would help you become the kind of person that achieves this goal? 

For example, your goal might be to get a pay rise at work, but the intention behind that might be to receive proper recognition for the work that you do. Or you might have a goal to run a marathon, in that case your intention might be something like “I intend to recognize the strength and power of my body.”

Intentions can be related to any area of your life – your relationships, work, personal growth, hobbies, whatever you choose. Just make sure they are clear and meaningful to you. 

How to choose the right chakra candle for your intention 

Once you have chosen an intention, you need to select the chakra candle that is most suitable for that intention.

Using chakra candles is a great way to tap into the powerful energy centers within each of us to help support your intentions. 

Chakra candles come in different colors and with different beneficial scents which are each made with a specific intention in mind – from the Root Chakra candle for stability and grounding, to the Crown Chakra candle for connection with the Divine. You may find that you benefit from combining different chakra candles in order to match your intention. 

Each chakra corresponds to different parts of our emotional and physical being:

 Root Chakra candle: Burn this candle for intentions relating to safety, security (physical and financial), abundance, stability and reducing anxiety and fear. 

 Sacral Chakra candle: Burn this candle for intentions relating to creativity, sexuality, emotional health and relationships.

 Solar Plexus Chakra candle: Burn this candle for intentions relating to self-esteem, self-control, willpower and personal responsibility. 

Heart Chakra candle: Burn this candle for intentions relating to self-love, compassion, tranquillity, forgiveness and relationships. 

Throat Chakra candle: Burn this candle for intentions relating to communication, self-expression, individuality, authenticity and communication. 

 Third Eye Chakra candle: Burn this candle for intentions relating to imagination, mental and emotional clarity, focus and self-determination. 

 Crown Chakra candle: Burn this candle for intentions relating to connectivity with the world around you, enlightenment, higher consciousness, spiritual awareness and spiritual growth.

If you’re not sure which candle is right for what you’re trying to achieve, simply go with your intuition. Select the candle that calls out to you, and let it support you in your spiritual practice.

You can also combine intention setting with a chakra meditation practice or other energy healing sessions.  


How to set intentions with chakra candles

It is entirely up to you how you choose to work with chakra candles, but the following steps can help tap into the healing energies of the candle. 


1. Calm your body and mind

Before you can set your intention, you need to take a few moments to ground yourself and clear your mind. The best way to do this is to sit down in a comfortable position and focus on your breath. Slowly inhale and exhale, letting your thoughts drift away. Once you feel calm, centred and filled with positive energy, you can begin working with your candle.


2. Light the intention setting candle and state the intention

Once you have your candle, light it and take a few deep breaths. Then, state your positive intention out loud. It can be something as simple as “I intend to attract more love into my life” or “I intend to express myself creatively.” The most important thing is that you strive for something that is meaningful to you.  


3. Visualize your intention

When you light a candle, visualize your intention. See the energy of your intention moving from the burning candle throughout your whole body. As the candle burns, imagine your intention being released into the world. Watch as the flame of the candle grows stronger and brighter, emitting positive energy and sending your intention out into the universe.

Trust that as you set your intention, it will be made manifest. Release any attachments to how or when it will happen, and simply know that it will. Allow yourself to be open to receiving what you have asked for, and be at ease knowing that it will come to you in perfect timing.


4. Allow the chakra candle to burn out

Once you have set your intention, it’s important to allow the candle to burn out on its own. The candle burn time symbolizes the releasing of your intention into the universe. If you blow the candle out, it’s as if you’re holding on to your intention and not letting it go. So, allow the candle to do its work, and enjoy the relaxing aromas it releases. 


5. Give gratitude for your practice

After the candle has burned out, take a moment to give thanks. Thank the universe for supporting you in your journey and affirming your intention. Thank yourself for taking the time to set your intention and work with candles. And thank the candle itself for helping you to manifest your goal.



Setting an intention is a powerful way to focus your natural energy and attract what you desire. By working with chakra candles, you can tap into the positive energy of the chakras to help you achieve your goal. 


When it comes to setting intentions, candles can be a powerful tool. By taking the time to ground yourself and focus on your breath, you can clear your mind and open yourself up to the possibilities of what you hope to achieve.

Remember to state your intention out loud, and trust that as you set your intention and let it go, it will be made manifest in perfect timing. 

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