Magical Properties of Candles
Candle Color Representation
South is the direction associated with the Element of Fire and the Spirit. For this reason, it is traditional and appropriate to burn a candle on your altar in the ‘South’ position. By applying appropriate color associations to our candle choice for/during ritual or spell casting, we attempt to link the intent of our desire with the active and creative energies of Fire, thus allowing us perform multi-dimensional magick that brings new energies and events into our lives. Below you will find a handy color chart I found @WiccanCommonScents.com. This should aid you in using a candle that corresponds with your magickal intent:
Black – Burned for positive purposes, this color opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious. Black is used in rituals to induce a deep meditation state and is good for banishing evil or negativity. Connects to self control, quiet power, and resilience, as it absorbs negativity and destroys it; offers strength and support in spells; protects from retribution and is also an aid during loss.
Blue (5th Chakra-Throat) – A cool color that soothes and relaxes. Blue is a primary spiritual color, used in rituals to obtain wisdom, tranquility, harmony, peace, inner light and truth. Connects to inspiration, occult power, protection, understanding, good health, patience and loyalty. Aids in meditation as it connects to intellect and mind. Promotes happiness, laughter and joviality. Used in treating insomnia, high blood pressure, and minor wounds. Blue symbolizes the element of Water.
Brown – An earthy, balanced color, used to attract money and financial success. It aids in emotional stability and balance, eliminates indecisiveness, improves powers of concentration, study, intuition, and telepathy. Also connects also to finding lost objects. Aids in the protection of familiars and household pets as well as animal healing.
Gold – Color that promotes understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences; intuition, persuasion, charm and confidence. Beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast luck or financial benefits, or in rituals honoring solar deities.
Green (4th Chakra-Heart) – The color that connects to nature, fertility, and rejuvenation. Stimulates work involving financial issues and money; aids good fortune, prosperity, luck; ambition and success. Bringer of love and renewal, it is an emotional soother and balancer, used to counteract greed and jealousy. A good color for treating headaches, colds and nervousness. Green is the color of the Earth element and is a Goddess Symbol.
Indigo (6th Chakra-Thrid Eye) – A vitalizing color of inertia; used to cleanse the spirit and remove fear. Used in rituals that require a deep meditative state, to neutralize another’s magic, or to counteract negative energy. Healing properties include dementia, depression, and mental disorders.
Magenta – A combination of red and violet that is a very high vibration frequency that tends to work fast. This color energizes rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required, such as quick changes, exorcism or spiritual healing.
Orange (2nd Chakra-Sacrel) – Is a stimulating and energizing color. It connects to attraction, stimulation, control, personal strength, authority, and power. Also encouragement, adaptability, luck, and sudden changes. It attracts the characteristics wanted from other tools, spells and rituals. Very good for healing coughs, colds and asthma as well as arthritis and exhaustion.
Pink/Rose – A positive color symbolic of emotional love, nurturing relationships and romance. Promotes spiritual awakening, healing of the spirit, femininity, friendships, honor and morality. It is the standard color of rituals to draw affections and brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table. Excellent for treating anxiety and depression, as well as ailments of the heart.
Purple/Violet (7th Chakra-Crown) – Vibrating color that is highly spiritual and traditionally connected to mysticism, inspiration, wisdom, idealism, purification; success, peace; and power. Aids in meditation, sensitivity and higher psychic talents; as well as connecting to idealism, ambition, power, success and household protection. Healing properties include the treatment of allergies, sleep disorders and stress-related disorders.
Red (1st Chakra-Root) – The fiery, invigorating color of energy and life. Always connected to blood, birth and death; and sex. Connects with love, passion, fertility, physical energy and strength. Increases magnetism in rituals and is used in defensive magic. Also emotes courage and enthusiasm. Good in health, strength and vigor spells and defensive magic. Used in healing neuralgias and exhaustion. Red symbolizes the element of Fire as well as being a God Symbol.
Silver/Grey – Neutral color that removes negative energy or influences and encourages stability. Useful when pondering complex issues during meditation and in magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes when needed. Helps develop psychic abilities and attracts the influence of the Goddess.
White – A balance of all colors. Symbolizes peace, purity , innocence and power of a higher nature. Promotes peace, tranquility, purification; truth, spirituality, and sincerity. Also used for meditation, truth seeking, spiritual enlightenment, summoning spirit guides, astral travel, and to enhance psychic abilities. Can be as protective as black and may be substituted for any color candle. Healing properties include treating broken bones, relieving dental pain and increasing milk production in nursing mothers. White is also a Goddess symbol.
Yellow (3rd Chakra-Solar Plexus)- A stimulating and uplifting color that is the color of creativity; intelligence, confidence; movement and energy. Connects to clairvoyance, divination, wisdom, learning; imagination, and inspiration as well as the power of concentration and communication. Used in healing skin conditions as well as stomach complaints and menstrual cramps. Yellow symbolizes the element of Air.
Day of the Week Candle Colors:
Sunday – Yellow
Monday – White
Tuesday – Red
Wednesday – Purple
Thursday – Blue
Friday – Green
Saturday – Black