Candles focus power. They are your link to the past, the present and the future. They sent your hopes to the Universe and your dreams to fruition Candles can also be used in magic, divination and scrying.
The color of the candle has been an important part of magic for thousands of years. Color focuses the energy towards a particular area or desire. The candle's color contains the energy and vibrations inherent for that color. Always use high quality candles so that the color is throughout the candle and not just on the surface.
White candles are used in protection spells, cleansing rituals, and for contacting your higher self. White represents light and clear vision. White is the candle used for rites of passage, such as birth, marriage or welcoming rituals. It is the reason that white is used in wedding ceremonies. White is associated with female energy, moon rituals.
Red candles are used for strength and physical health. Willpower can be focused through a red candle. Since red is the color of fire, the aspects of Fire are contained in a red candle: change, transformation and passion. This makes red candles very powerful and should be used with a clear intention and great caution.
Orange is the color of fertility, of creativity and growth, of self-esteem and confidence. Orange candles are used in career matters where creativity is needed. Orange is used to integrate all aspects of the personality into a harmonious whole. Orange candles can be used in good luck spells.
Yellow candles encourage activity of all kinds, but especially mental exercise. They can also be used to sharpen logic, improve memory and increase concentration. An excellent candle for meditation. They can also be used for spells for a safe journey.
Green candles used in rituals and spells involving emotion and empathy. Green is the color of Mother Earth and is potent for healing, tree magic, growth, and the growth of money. Green candles, when used for money spells, encourage a gradual increase in profits or resources, not a sudden influx of wealth. Remember Earth is slow, therefore, Earth colors are also slow and steady.
Blue candles are used for mental expansion, success and the increase of possibility. They offer protection during travels. Burn a blue candle to discover the truth and receive spiritual guidance. Blue offers calm in the midst of turmoil, burning a blue candle will make a room feel calmer. When seeking or offering healing, visualize blue energy and use blue candles.
Purple candle rituals provide a link with higher dimensions and can bring happiness to all who yearn for something beyond the material. They aid in meditation, past-life work, scrying, astral travel, and psychic protection. Purple candles can be used to reveal the truth, for healing the spirit, and banishing what lies in the past. Purple is the color to use when remembering those who have crossed but still much loved.
Pink candles are used for the gentler aspects of love (not passion, that would be red), romance, affection, and friendship. Pink can be used to heal wounded emotions, for a quiet night's sleep, and for the mending of quarrels. Pink candles can rekindle trust and for new relationships. Pink is feminine energy and can be used for most female rituals.
Brown candles can range from pale fawn to rich rust or golden brown. Brown candles are used to find lost objects and all rituals involving home, family, practical matters and pets. Brown is the color of Mother Earth and therefore, brown candles are grounding, balanced and protective. They are used to bring success through hard work, financial security and creating a strong foundation. Brown is a nurturing color and is the natural focus for maternal matters, instincts, and acceptance of others with all their faults and weaknesses. Brown energy can either be male or female, depending on their use.
Grey candles are used to create an aura of invisibility around you. It is the color for reaching compromises and erasing negative feelings. Grey candles emit a neutral energy and can be used at any time of the day or year.Black candles are used
in banishing magic, for leaving behind old sorrows, and for parting
rituals. Black is the color of acceptance, whether it be accepting your
own flaws or the flaws of others.