candle color meanings

SPELL CANDLES

AND THEIR MEANINGS

Candle magick can be as simple or as complex as necessary- but one thing’s for certain, color always matters.

Candle magick is a simple way to lend more power to your spells with the inclusion of candles and their corresponding colors. Each color entreats varied energies into your work.

Aligning spells with the correct candle color exponentially increases your spellcraft’s potency.

But candle magick isn’t simply tied to color associations.

Along with color, inscriptions, healing crystals, magickal herbs, tarot cards, and the inclusion of elementals and deities are all integral parts of candle magic.

But first, we’ll start with the basics of candle color meanings.

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WHITE CANDLE MEANING

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BLUE CANDLE MEANING

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YELLOW CANDLE MEANING

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ORANGE CANDLE MEANING

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GREEN CANDLE MEANING

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PINK CANDLE MEANING

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WHITE CANDLE MEANING

I think of white candles like clear crystal quartz. You can easily grab one from your magical supplies stash and program them as you see fit, as white is the inclusion of all colors after all.

For instance, if you’re in a bind and need a different candle color, grab a white candle and imbue what you will. 

The efficacy of your spells will not be impeded by a white candle. 

WHEN TO USE A WHITE SPELL CANDLE

White candles are your best choice when dealing with:

  • Matters of entreating the higher self
  • Connecting to deities
  • Searching for truth
  • Banishing negativity
  • Spells for protecting youths, the innocent, and otherwise “pure.”

 

PROPERTIES OF WHITE SPELL CANDLES

  • Purity 
  • New Beginnings
  • Peace
  • Cleansing
  • Equilibrium 
  • Revealing Truths

WHITE CANDLES FOR SPELLS

White Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

Witch Tip: Grab a white candle, clear crystal quartz, and inscribe the sacred spiral for a powerful white candle combination. 

BLACK CANDLE MEANING

Dark, mysterious, and surprisingly enterprising in the world of color associations, black candles serve the witch in many practical ways.

Black spell candles are commonly used in work that absorbs or manipulates negative energy in some way to release it or banish it.

But it’s also a wonderful choice for grounding spells and as a contrasting compliment for white (Goddess & God, positive & negative).

WHEN TO USE A BLACK SPELL CANDLE

Entreat the use of black candles for:

  • Casting any type of protection magick
  • Matters of revealing true intent or secrets
  • Spells intent on causing large, tangible change
  • For keeping your magical intent calm
  • Smooth running, and centered. 

 

PROPERTIES OF BLACK SPELL CANDLES

  • Protection
  • Banishing
  • Shielding 
  • Bringing Forth the Light
  • Elimination of Obstacles
  • Grounding

BLACK CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Black Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

Witch Tip: When particularly interested in contacting deities of the cosmos, black and white is the best combination.

RED CANDLE MEANING

Red candles are a secret weapons giving many witches’ spellcraft that extra oomph.

Firey and fast-acting, red candles lend every spell an extra dose of manifestation.

(The first time I experienced the heightened strength red candles gave my spellcraft I was in absolute disbelief.)

WHEN TO USE A RED SPELL CANDLE

Break out the red candle whenever you’re involved with works of:

  • The physical plane
  • Matters of passion, love, lust, and power
  • Dedication rituals
  • To combine your spiritual intent to the physical realm

PROPERTIES OF RED SPELL CANDLES

  • Haste
  • Romantic Love, Passion
  • Manifestation
  • Courage & Strength 
  • Power
  • Vitality

RED CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Red Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

Witch Tip: Turn to red if you need a spell to speed up!

BLUE CANDLE MEANING

The power of the seas moves through blue, making azure candles prime choice for all matters concerning bodies of water, emotions, and psychic abilities. 

A healer’s color, associate blue with most matters concerning the heart, the pursuit of wisdom, and awakening latent psychic gifts. 

WHEN TO USE A BLUE SPELL CANDLE

  • Reach for a blue candle for all types of water and sea magick, healing rituals, reiki work, and anytime you’re attempting to calm a tense situation. 
  • Having trouble communicating your feelings? Break out the blue! (And pair with lace agate for an extra boost.) Having communication problems with someone else? Follow suit.
  • Self-love is an increasingly disturbing issue— including in our community. Use a blue candle for rites of self-forgiveness, the forgiveness of others, and inner wisdom.

 

PROPERTIES OF BLUE SPELL CANDLES

  • Calming
  • Healing
  • Forgiveness
  • Communication
  • Psychic Abilities
  • Wisdom

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BLUE CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Blue Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

YELLOW CANDLE MEANING

Exuberant like the sun, yellow breathes life and vitality into your craft!

Yellow is a powerful conduit for manifesting creative energy, mobilizing plans, and promoting mental clarity.

Exclusive to the boons of yellow is mental clarity and the manifestation of thoughts. 

WHEN TO USE A YELLOW SPELL CANDLE

  • Reach for yellow hues when your magick calls for some serious business— literally. Cast any business spell (on Thursday, of course) with a yellow candle to prompt success. 
  • Any magickal workings targeted at improving the self and manifesting goals and dreams should be cast in the presence of yellow— as are rites which include achievement in the arts, sciences, and pursuit of the mind. (Couple that with Mercury and an accompanying blue candle and you’ve got a winning combo.)
  • Friend to all creatives, use yellow when overcoming writer’s (or artist’s) block, bringing forth your best ideas, and spurring your creations to success!

PROPERTIES OF YELLOW SPELL CANDLES

  • Sprightliness
  • Manifesting Goals
  • Creativity 
  • Intelligence 
  • Happiness
  • Focus

YELLOW CANDLE SPELLS

YELLOW CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Yellow Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

ORANGE CANDLE MEANING

Orange is the verve in the world of color symbolism; she is the spirit who enlivens, energizes, and launches magickal endeavors forward into the universe!

Inspiring ambition and essentially giving witches the equivalent of an energy drink, orange manifests temporally, creates change, and offers courage, strength, and tenacity.

WHEN TO USE AN ORANGE SPELL CANDLE

You may have guessed to rely on orange when you need a boost in force, creative energy, or help jump-starting periods of lassitude, but did you know that orange is the go-to for any spell concerned with joy and happiness? 

Now you do! Pair with yellow for a potent combination. 

PROPERTIES OF ORANGE SPELL CANDLES

  • Movement
  • Ambition
  • Creativity 
  • Joy, Energy
  • Strength
  • Stimulation

ORANGE CANDLE SPELLS

ORANGE CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Orange Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

GREEN CANDLE MEANING

Green is the essence of the Earth, healing, abundance, and success. The color of life, green reminds us of the seasons— and the continual cycle of death and rebirth. 

Nature spirits are naturally drawn to the color green, as are Earth elementals. 

WHEN TO USE A GREEN SPELL CANDLE

Any rite meant to heal, connect to, or traverse the Earth (as in, going on adventures) should include a green candle.

Trying your hand at prosperity magick? Break out the green! Remember abundance isn’t just wealth; you define prosperity.

Entreat hues of green when working fertility rites, healing spells, and matters of rejuvenation. Revival rituals may include improving one’s mental state, enlivening an old flame, or healing the biosphere.

PROPERTIES OF GREEN SPELL CANDLES

  • Abundance
  • Earth Spirit
  • Health & Healing
  • Fertility 
  • Achievement 
  • Rejuvenation

GREEN CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Green Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

PURPLE CANDLE MEANING

Dawn the color of royalty when you’re in the midst of developing your psychic abilities

Purple is the color of intuition, psychic abilities, and reverence. All matters of spiritual ascension and connectedness benefit from purple.

WHEN TO USE A PURPLE SPELL CANDLE

For an extra kick to your divination work, burn a purple candle and program it for ultimate clarity and attunement to your divination tool. 

Entreat purple when you’re attempting to make contact with spirit allies, elementals, and your third eye. Conversely, rely on purple for the development of your clair-abilities and when you need a confidence booster in your abilities. 

PROPERTIES OF PURPLE SPELL CANDLES

  • Spirit Contact
  • Psychic Gifts
  • Higher Beings
  • Ethereal Wisdom
  • Spiritual Growth 
  • Authority

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PURPLE CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Purple Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

Witch Tip: Self-doubt is the bane of all magick. Create and perform a personal empowerment spell before working your magick.

PINK CANDLE MEANING

As the coupling of red and white, shades of pink take a soft approach to matters of the heart. 

Familial love and friendship are a marked difference in red’s romantic persuasion.

Entreat pink for matters of family and children, bestowing self-love, and empathy for denizens Earth. 

WHEN TO USE A PINK SPELL CANDLE

When healing emotional trauma and turmoil, pink is the supreme healer— throw in rose quartz for extra potency.

Use pink when casting spells to enhance compassion, broach reconciliation, and to draw in a new lover. 

Entreat pink when casting beauty, self-love, or self-compassion spells. 

PROPERTIES OF PINK SPELL CANDLES

  • Love, Friendship; Romantic; Family
  • Compassion
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Self-love
  • Attraction
  • Reconciliation

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PINK CANDLES FOR SPELLS

Pink Ritual Candles For Candle Magic Spells

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