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Candle Magic: Colors

Candle Magic: Colors

In magic, candles hold a special significance. They are the signalers of intention and truth, the sword that cuts away the stagnant, and the lantern that guides the way. They are messengers of context, symbols of great spell-led desire, and, of course, a beautiful tool that most witchy folk employ during ritual!
But did you know that each candle color holds a special meaning? And using the wrong colored candle can, in fact, alter the results of your work.
Below, you’ll find a rich correspondence for each candle color to keep on-hand for any rituals you may do (a little tip: white candles can be used in place of any other color in all rituals).

Candle Color Correspondences:

Red:
Rules Tuesday; which corresponds to Mars. Martian energy is very masculine, active, courageous, and fiery. Mars is the leader that goes to war, the sexual savant who sways any willing partner towards their bed. Red candles are especially good for an extra fiery boost and for spells pertaining to…

  • Passion & energy
  • Sex & lust
  • Vitality & courage
  • The Root Chakra

Pink:
Rules Friday; which corresponds to Venus. Venusian energy is very feminine, soft, beautiful, and gracious. Venus is the lover, the mother, the escort, the bleeding heart. Pink candles are ideal for any work involving love and matters of the heart. They’re fantastic for spells pertaining to…

  • Love (self-love, romantic love)
  • Romance
  • Friendship
  • Forgiveness
  • Emotional healing

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Orange:
Rules Wednesday; which corresponds to Mercury. Mercurial energy is very quick, talkative, energetic, and highly intelligent. Mercury is the librarian, the connector of all things, the trickster (at times), and the judge. Orange candles are great for any matters that must be resolved or brought forth quickly. They’re also perfect for spells pertaining to…

  • Aides in legal matters
  • Good fortune
  • Success, action, courage
  • Happiness & enthusiasm
  • Intellectual matters
  • The Sacral Chakra

 


Yellow:
Rules Sunday; which corresponds to the sun. Solar energy is very healing, playful, confident, and creative. The Sun is both the young, vital child, and the older, wiser father. Yellow candles are ideal for any work relating to vitality (both emotional and physical), and also represent the element of air. They’re fantastic for spells pertaining to…

  • Health & vitality
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • The Solar Plexus Chakra

Green:
Also rules Friday; which corresponds to Venus. As mentioned under “Pink”, Venusian energy is very feminine, soft, beautiful, and gracious. Under the color of green though, we see more of Venus’ lavish and abundant qualities; bringing in good luck in all matters of the material (especially in finance). Green candles represent earth within the elements, and are ideal for spells pertaining to…

  • Prosperity & money
  • Good luck
  • Success
  • Fertility & growth
  • The Heart Chakra

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Blue:
Rules Thursday; which corresponds to Jupiter. Jupitarian energy is very jovial, expansive, generous, and abundant. Jupiter is the joyful and benevolent king, the generous grandfather who always has a wise and healing story to tell, the beauty within the storm. Blue candles are ideal for any work that involves expansion, wisdom, and healing. They represent the element of water, and are fantastic for spells pertaining to…

  • Peace
  • Healing & health
  • Inspiration
  • Dream magic
  • Protection
  • Throat chakra
  • *and Indigo for Third Eye chakra
  • Represents the element of Water

Purple:
Also rules Thursday; which corresponds to Jupiter. As mentioned under “Blue”, Jupitarian energy is very jovial, expansive, generous, and abundant. But under the color of purple, it shows its more spiritually expansive side; bringing in divine wisdom, and psychic intuition. Purple candles represent spirit within the elements, and are especially great for spells pertaining to…

  • Spiritual growth, protection & awareness
  • Wisdom
  • Psychic abilities
  • Meditation
  • The Crown Chakra

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White:
Rules Monday; which corresponds to the moon. Lunar energy is very feminine, maternal, loving, and highly intuitive. The moon is the psychic witch who draws tarot cards late at night, the beautiful homemaker who infuses love into their family’s home, and the pure angelic energy of a saint. White candles are extraordinary in that they contain all colors, and as such, can be used to replace any colored candle that you may not have. They are perfect for brining about purity and adding an extra dose of lunar energy to your rituals, and are fantastic for spells pertaining to Purification & cleansing as well as Full Moon Rituals.


Black:
Rules Saturday; which corresponds to Saturn. Saturnian energy is very masculine, grounded, restrictive, and structured. Saturn is grandfather time. He is the pull of gravity, that dose of hard-hitting reality, and the corporate leader that brings success through structure. Black candles are ideal not only for Saturn-related work but are absolutely fantastic for anything that needs to be broken, protected, or removed. Black candles are great for spells pertaining to…

  • Protection
  • Curse breaking, cord cutting, banishing
  • Repelling negative energy
  • New moon rituals
  • Grounding
  • Releasing

Brown:
Ruling only the earth, brown candles are excellent for all earthly matters and magic. They are especially great for spells pertaining to…

  • Grounding
  • Promoting stability, concentration, and balance
  • Protect & heal animals—animal magic

Gold:
Also rules Sunday; which corresponds to the sun. As mentioned under “Yellow”, Solar energy is very healing, playful, confident, and creative. But under gold, the Sun really shines in its regality! Think of great kings, treasures, and extraordinary wealth! Gold candles represent God, and are perfect for any matters relating to the abundance of the masculine. They’re ideal for spells pertaining to…

  • Wealth
  • Success
  • Vitality
  • Powerful masculine energy

Silver:
Also rules Monday; which corresponds to the moon. As mentioned under “White”, Lunar energy is very feminine, maternal, loving, and highly intuitive. But under silver, the Lunar also shines in its regality and divine energies! Think of great queens, revered mystics, powerful witches. Silver candles represent the Goddess, and are perfect for any matters relating to the abundance of the feminine. They’re ideal for spells pertaining to…

  • Represents Goddess
  • Promotes peace, serenity, intuition, feminine energy

And there you have it! All the main candle colors and their corresponding meanings. Candle magic is a powerful tool that can be used to super-charge and super-bless any spell or ritual. Stay tuned for more information about candle magic…

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