Protection & Shielding Novena Group Ritual

Updated: Aug 20

This Spellwork Supports:

Protection & Shielding from mal intended energy, projections, jealousy, spellcraft, psychic attacks, negative entities.

Please check back in 7-9 days for full results of your spell including individual pictures and interpretation.

Novenas are cast over 9 days. Novena means 9 in Latin and it’s symbolic of fruition and birth. Over the course of the next 9 days, your candle is nourished daily with your intentions & the incantation. Additionally, blockbuster herbs may be needed as there is careful watch of the progression of your candle.

This infuses chronic and sustained energy toward your intentions. This doesn’t mean that it takes 9 days to see birth of the spell. As with all spells I cast, I expect to see shifts and changes or signs and symbols that are guides are working with us within 21 days. Full results are determined by many factors. Please see the “about” page under “Sorcery” for more info.

Here are your candle numbers listed according to your first and last initials on your intake. In the case that you have 2 candles, I will give a broad category of the theme so that you can differentiate.

  1. L.A

  2. K.Y

  3. J.P

  4. C.A

  5. S.M

  6. S.C

  7. J.F (family)

  8. J.Fc

We look at a few things to indicate blockages or success in the spell casting. Timing, Pyromancy & Ceromancy. Note that the ultimate success of the spell is always based on your free will and co-creation. The more internally aligned you are to receive the spell, the faster and better results you’ll see.

That being said, if you are in resistance at all to the Spellwork, the Spellwork works to clear your resistance and get you to the space of the best possible outcome.

Blockages in the spell casting can indicate there are other projections or internal resistance present. It does not mean the spell did not work. It may mean the spell encountered internal or external resistance or blocks that were only able to allow the spell to partially work, or the work is incomplete and may need to be recast.

In the case of blockage, it is recommended to schedule an “after care” session or Spiritual Coaching Session to discuss your results. In this session, Duchess can help determine the root cause and recommend or facilitate further ritual, hypnosis, coaching or breathwork to best clear the blockage and get the highest and best outcome of your intended goal or desire.


Normal Speed is 7-9 Days of burn time. Anything before, is considered very quick (little resistance). Anything longer is considered slow which can indicate there were a lot of things that needed to be cleared or rearranged in order for the Spellwork to align to your intentions.

In the order they went out:

5,3: Day 6

6,8,7,2,1,4: Day 7

Ceromancy: (wax reading)

With Novena Candles, they are considered both a “container” spell (such as with in “jar Magick” as well as fire and candle Magick. This means that the Spellwork is reapplied over a period of time, in this case 7-9 days (or as long as it continues to burn). We look for the wax to melt entirely down to the wick and herb, with very little residual wax. Ideally we like to see the glass at the bottom or, less than 1/16th inch of wax at the bottom.

More wax than this shows a “fizzling out”, and the spell may have lessened in strength as it burned through. Reasons for this may include lack of co-creation on your behalf, internal or external obstacles.

If your candle shows a significant amount of wax at the bottom, the spell may be considered incomplete and a re-cast may be needed. This doesn’t mean your spell will not or had not worked. It has worked to the level it could given your unique situation.

A spiritual coaching assessment would be suggested if this is the case in order to cocreate more fully or reduce internal blockages. If the blockages are external, a Blockbuster Novena is suggested.

We also look to see if the glass is clear. Burn marks, wax rings, black, grey, or white soot, are all indications of specific resistance or issues. Ideally crystal clear glass is an indication that your spell has encountered little resistance. With clear glass, we also have and indication that the flame was steady and burned at the right temperature throughout.

Black Soot: Black Soot can indicate a blockage or a warding off of evil and negative circumstances. Black soot can indicate that the battle has been difficult and not entirely won. A re-cast is usually needed to continue the work.

In the case of curse Magick or cord cuttings, black soot can be positive as it indicates the strife being caused in curse work, or the barriers being built between people in cord cuttings.

Grey Soot: Grey soot usually happens right at the beginning of the Spellwork top of the glass. This can sometime correlate with the flame if it is really hot and burning through herbs. This usually indicates breaking through resistance and as long as the glass clears up later on, a recast is not needed.

White Soot: White soot is a positive sign as it indicates healing. Think about white soot in the same way white blood cells work : they heal and build immunity. White soot does mean there is something present internal or external that isn’t in alignment with your Spellwork, however the clearing and healing is successful.

Burn marks, wax rings, broken glass is reviewed on a case by case basis. The burn marks may indicate “ulcers” in the work or areas of internal resistance or wounds or trauma present. The area of the mark coorelates with the body or space (with house clearing work) that needs attention. Wax rings are similar and show weakness in the flame and therefore may point out areas of weakness or where on the body or space the Spellwork was not complete.

Broken glass is never a good sign, however, as in all of the interpretations and readings, there can always be a physical reason in the manufacture of the candle or environmental reasons this occurs. After thousands and thousands of candle burns, take note that I am able to identify the difference.

Pyromancy : (flame reading)

With Novena Candles we are looking for a bright active flame. The flame will indicate the variation of color on the glass, the melt of the wax and things such as burn marks or wax rings as described above. A poor quality flame can mean incomplete burns resulting in a recast. An overactive or knotted wick in the flame, can result in black or grey soot, burn marks or broken glass as indicated above.

Here are your pictures: Keep the above reports for your reference on your specific results. They are shot against a black surface so that you can see the level of clarity or soot in the glass. You will see two pictures: one of the entire novena which shows your number and the one after is which is a close up of the glass and inside of the candle.

Note that all the candles have a slight dark soot. This is considered dark grey soot and since the candle glass cleared up nicely there is no need to recast. In this case it means that the candle was active in its war to protect you. There was a spiritual fight taking place to clear and protect you.

In the case of 3 & 5 you also had above average burn time finishing a day early. This can show the flame was extra active in the early stages perhaps executing and breakthrough blockages in a hurry for you.

However, there was also a bit more wax at the bottom of the glass comparatively to the other candles which burned extremely clear with no residual wax. It was not enough wax to be considered a blockage or even a fizzle out because it was still less than 1/16th inch wax.

Please reference the above for the rest of your candles. I didn’t see any blocks that would warrant a recast. If your candle looks great then just know the Spellwork is being executed to the best of its capabilities.

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