Find out about all the different colors of candles, the meanings behind those colors and the various uses of colored candles whether for psychic, magical or spiritual use. This guide will help you understand candle colors meanings and what they symbolize.
The Meanings Behind Candle Colors
Black: The color black is used for rituals to induce a deep meditative state, to protect or to ward off negativity. It can also be used to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy. Burning black with any other color is said to dissolve all negative energies.
Blue: This is the primary spiritual color, It’s used to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light and peace; brings out truth and guidance. Other uses include healing, sleep, creativity, perception, calming wisdom, truth, loyalty, dreams, and the examination of emotions. Some say it represents the divine mother.
Blue (Dark): Blue promotes laughter and joy as well as loyalty. Can be used to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased. Confers wisdom and self-awareness. Can be calming and assist sleep. Also used to influence truth, dreams, emotions, and loyalty.
Blue (Light): Light Blue is another very spiritual color: it is used to increase peace, tranquility, patience, and calmness. It radiates Aquarian energy and can be used in devotional or inspirational meditations; employ where a situation must be synthesized.
Blue (Royal): The color of royal blue mostly used to confer wisdom, protection, and good fortune. Increases spiritual awareness. Also increases communication, which can cause change. Can bring about a deep meditative state. Used in rituals that need increased Saturn energy.
Brown: Brown is an earthy, well-balanced color It is used for rituals of material increase. It is said to eliminate indecisiveness and improve powers of concentration, study, and/or telepathy. Said to increases financial success. Also represents the home. Some say those born under Capricorn will be more potent in their work using it.
Gold: Gold is said to foster understanding and is said to bring about fast luck or money. Represents solar energy. It is used to heal all inner wounds, also to confer money smarts. Prosperity, wealth, money, attraction. Some also say it represents enlightenment, protection and the Divine Mother.
Green: Green promotes prosperity, fertility, and success. Stimulates good luck, can increase money, harmony, and rejuvenation. Also represents Healing, health, and growth. Can be an important component in rituals involving Venus; attracts love, and social delights.
Green (Dark): Dark Green is the color of ambition, greed, and jealousy. Used to counteract these influences in a ritual. Also relates to personal goals.
Gray: Gray is very useful when pondering complex issues. Can neutralize negative influences without repercussions. Represents balance, encourages stability, helps develop psychic abilities. In magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also can negate or neutralize a negative influence.
Indigo: The color of Indigo is the color of inertia; stops situations or people; best used in rituals that require a deep meditational state. Also stimulates Saturnine energy.
Magenta: It is a combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency. It’s used to energize rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.
Orange: Orange is often used as a balancing element. Promotes mental agility, energy, success and stamina. It’s used to affect legal matters, success, action and promotion. Gives encouragement, adaptability and stimulation. Cleanses negative attitudes, situations and places.
Peach: Pretty Peach promotes restoration and rejuvenation. Confers a softness and gentleness.
Pink: Pink represents emotions from the heart and raises energies. This is the standard for all rituals that are used to draw love.
Pink (Dark): Dark or Hot Pink represents friends and family, and healing in the family. Promotes romance, and friendship, brings hope. Can promote restful sleep.
Pink (Light): Light or Baby Pink represents devotion, love, tenderness and faith. Feminine energy.
Purple: This color is used to obtain desires, power and success. Can stimulate idealism and psychic manifestations and help make contact with the spiritual world. Increases enthusiasm, desire and power. Is also powerful for healing, and spiritual development. Some attempt to use it for power over others.
Red: True red represents physical pleasures. It can stimulate lust, courage, or strength against enemies. Can confer passion, love, and/or respect. Stimulates energy, health, fertility and will power. Draws Aries and Scorpio energy. Increases magnetism in rituals. Infers sex, vibrancy, and survival.
Rose: The color rose is great for treating heart ailments, anxiety, depression. Good for people who suffer from nightmares. This graceful color increases admiration, love, friendship, fidelity, and calmness. Can also arouse emotions. It stimulates compassion for self and others, higher mystical powers and humor.
Silver: Silver encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess. Also used to stimulate mental telepathy, clairvoyance, and intuition. Can be used for cancellations and neutrality. Stimulates psycho-metrics, dreams, female power, and astral energies/projection.
Turquoise: This is a color that can be used for healing, prosperity, peace, growth, awareness, meditation, creativity, neutrality and cancellation. Often used to represent the Goddess.
White: White has the highest consciousness to protect, purify, and heal. Represents truth, unity, protection, peace, purification, happiness, and spirituality. Some say it can be used to replace any color candle in rituals. Used for concentration rituals and meditation work. Lunar energy.
Yellow: Yellow represents attraction, charm, confidence and persuasion. Used to stimulate mental clarity, knowledge and concentration. Also used in healing. Like gold, it can serve for magic and rituals involving solar energies and deities associated with the sun. Stimulates logic, aids in overcoming mental blocks and promoting the self.
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