Candles & Colors
I have had several people contact me in regards to the colors of the candles we have on this site. Each of the list are different and this is because each list comes from a different tradition. Not all traditions or paths agree on the same thing. Due to this fact, I was asked if I could find something that almost all paths and traditions might be able to agree upon. I can say it hasn’t been easy but I did run across an article that I believe (I said “I believe now!”) that everyone could agree upon. I hope this takes some of the confusion out of the candle color mystery. Enjoy!
Candles and Colors
Candles are a great part of the magic you will be performing in these pages. The colors of candles are said to obtain qualities, which can exhibit magical properties. These properties are attributed to the color of the candles, and the oils used to anoint them, as well as the herbs used in dressing them. You can anoint a candle with oils or herbs simply by rubbing them onto the candle. Concentrate on the desired effect of the spell while anointing the candle. The same can be done with herbs by sprinkling the top of the candle , in the hot wax, with the desired herb. Be sure to watch the candle closely while doing this, for the herbs are highly likely to catch fire and burn. Below is a guide to help you understand these attributes and their place in the magical scheme of things.
Red candles are used in matters dealing with strong emotions, such as love, and anger. For this reason it is often used in revenge, or passion based spells.
Blue candles are generally used in matters pertaining to the promotion of health, and the recovery of illnesses , or ailments. It also is used when one wants to embody trust, and empathy in the eyes of others.
Yellow candles are usually used in magic dealing with new beginnings, or peaceful changes. They are also burned when one wants to promote or encourage spiritual growth.
Green candles are often burned when matters of money are a concern. Green candles are also great for fertility spells, and are used in many healing ceremonies as well.
Black candles are used most often when one wants to add a little extra power to their practices. Black also embodies forceful attributes, and helps in matters which require immediate attention and resolution.
Purple candles are used when one is trying to obtain peace , or tranquility. Purple candles will help promote a relaxing environment. They are also commonly used in healing spells.
White candles are primarily used in spells concerning cleansings or purity. When one is performing healing spells, white candles will certainly not hurt either. You can also use them when working other general magic.
Pink Candles are almost exclusively used for matters dealing with romance, desire, sex, and fertility; however, they also promote peace.
The Book of Dark and Light Shadows (p. 41). Under the Moon.