A Complete Guide To Candle Magic: Colors & Spells

In addition to decorative purposes, candles have always been considered sacred, for the element of fire belongs to God, brings Light into the Darkness, and hence an ancient symbol of Creation. They are among the most important aids in ceremonies, rituals, and magic.

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Because each color carries a certain vibration and affects a certain area of our lives, it is important to know what you want to change in your life or what you want to attract and then choose a certain color candle accordingly. 
Before we look at the different colors of candles and explain what areas of life they can affect or help you with, it is necessary to know some basic facts.
#1 The color of the candle..
..and its vibration force are activated, released and intensified as soon as you light the candle. When it burns, the color is released into the surrounding space and affects everything around it. By extinguishing the candle, you will end the magic, purification or healing process, therefore, it is good to leave the candle lit for as long as possible.
#2 If you are burning a candle..
..to start, achieve or gain something, it is good to choose the period when the moon is waxing. To remove, terminate or get rid of something, perform the ritual during the waning moon.
#3 To enhance the efficiency of the magic..
..you can engrave letters in a candle – a short word that describes a magical purpose such as love, success, wealth, health, or even the name of the person for whom the ritual is done.
#4 The shape of the candle..
..is not as important as its color. In fact, it does not matter whether the candle is long, short, round or square, so don’t worry if they only have green round candles in the store.
Last and most important, never leave a burning candle unattended.

White Candle

Protection, Enlightenment, Sincerity, Space Cleansing

White candles are used primarily in purification and protective spells and rituals. The white color represents everything pure and sacred.
Burning the white candle also helps to remove weakness, lack of energy and life force, and is also good in situations where we need the truth to be revealed.
White candle amplifies the power of other candles, so it is advisable to burn this candle together with other candles of different colors.

Black Candle

Negative Energy Elimination, Fear Relief, Home Protection

The black candle is the most powerful protective candle. It helps to find light in the dark, takes away and absorbs everything negative and evil.
The black candle is used to cure illnesses, bad habits, increase resilience and restore what we lack. It has irreplaceable power in magic because rituals with a black candle are used to cleanse from negative energy, repel the negative influence of a person and send it back to its originator.
Black candles are also a great interior decoration. If you decide to decorate your house with a black candle, choose a candle without text or any print on it. A candle of this color keeps your home safe and prevents negative energies.

Red Candle

Love, Sexuality, Passion, Courage

The red candle is a symbol of love, passion, sexual desire, power, energy, courage, and protection. We light the red candle when we need life force, courage, and energy to bring passion, love, sexual attraction, or fertility into a relationship.

Red is the color of blood – a symbol of life and death. With this candle, we can eliminate rage, hatred, anger, violence or get rid of revenge and induce feelings of joy in life.

Yellow Candle

Learning, Confidence, Travel, Better Understanding

The yellow color is used in the rituals of success in study, communication, and travel. Light a yellow candle to improve learning skills, knowledge, and self-esteem. Lighting a yellow candle will also enhance communication in the family or workplace.

Yellow color symbolizes the sun, the desire for freedom, travel, joy, radiant energy, and is used in the rites of divination, clairvoyance, prophecy, meditation, and harmony. It activates dreams and brings joy and fulfillment to our desires.

Lighting a yellow candle is convenient when your children are learning or doing their homework, or if you want to understand something better.

Blue Candle

Health, Healing, Peace, Harmony, Meditation

The blue color is related to the rituals of health, healing, meditation, clarifying the situation, and protection. Blue candles are used when we need to strengthen protection and inspiration, to establish peace, harmony, home protection, restful sleep, relaxation, security, perseverance, meditation, help to awaken spiritual consciousness and evoke divine dreams.

Blue candles suppress sadness, grief, and a sense of emptiness. It is advisable to light a blue candle if you want to heal a relationship or friendship or to have a harmonious day. A blue candle in the office or workplace helps maintain healthy working relationships.

Green Candle

Prosperity, Wealth, Success, Abundance, Financial Profits

Green color acts in the magic of money, abundance, happiness, prosperity, good business, fertility, and growth. We light the green candle to attract money or new opportunities. Green is also suitable for fertility or growth of anything in any area of your life.

If you want to find a new job, ask the universe and light a green candle. Lighting a green candle is also advisable if you want to sell your house or succeed in a job interview.


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Brown Candle

Security, Stability, Safety, Healing Your Pet

The brown color candle works best for grounding, building a solid foundation, stability, safety, or healing your pet. If you feel you do not know where your home is or if you need to learn to act and take life more seriously, light a brown candle.

Orange Candle

Attraction, Energy, Joy of Life, Breaking Free From Your Jealousy

Orange color is a symbol of joy and creativity, and in magic, this color affects health, strength, energy, attraction, personal success, and happiness. Orange color is great for removing fear and jealousy.

We light the orange candle to find lost objects; when we want to feel more confident and comfortable in our skin; when meditation or balancing our chakras.

Purple Candle

Spirituality, Magic, Healing Rituals

The purple color is one of the most magical colors. It is associated with power, healing unpleasant diseases, spirituality, meditation, intuition, mysticism, magic, transformation, sensitivity, and power.

We use the purple candle to awaken spiritual powers or increase our magical abilities. The purple candle amplifies the magic we perform. Together with blue candles, they are used to increase the effectiveness of healing spells.

If you want to connect with your spirit guides or archangels, light a purple candle.

Pink Candle

Love, Romance, Emotions, Self-Love & Acceptance

The pink color is used in rituals for love, beauty, harmony in relationships, marriage, romance, and relaxation. Pink is the color of happiness. We light pink candles during rituals aimed at self-acceptance and increasing love for ourselves. Pink candles are also ideal when repeating your positive affirmations for self-love.

Pink candles strengthen relationships, harmony, strengthen friendship, promote purity of intent, the revelation of truth and success. 

If you want to attract a new partner in your life, light two pink candles every day. A pink candle also helps to arouse passion if you’re already in a relationship.