The color of a candle has a significant effect on the spell or ritual that is being performed in magick. This means that before casting any spells or performing any type of magick, especially candle magick, the color of the candles should be chosen very carefully.
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The Effect of Color on Humans
Science tells us that each color of light vibrates on its own frequency, and magick dictates that each individual frequency attracts certain attributes. This can be seen easily enough in every day life. Hospitals, for example, never paint their walls black. Instead, they use calming shades of blue, pink, and green.
The choices humans make everyday often reflect the power of color. Someone who is feeling a little depressed may choose a shade of gray or black, perhaps even blue (the term ‘feeling blue’ didn’t just come out of nowhere).
Bright yellow, seen by many as a happy color, is often worn by those who are feeling at their happiest. Red and purple make people feel powerful. These are not hard and fast rules, but they do offer an insight into why certain people choose particular colors.
Candle Color Properties
Each candle color is considered to have its own magickal properties. Some of these can be found below:
White: meditation, consecration rituals, initiation rituals, exorcism, divination, healing, truth, peace, innocence, clairvoyance, spirituality
Silver: get rid of negativity, encourage stability, initiation rituals, divination, lunar energy, the Goddess
Pink: Love, friendship, innocence, femininity
Red: Fertility, sex, passion, love, health, physical strength, anger, will, courage, leadership
Orange: stimulation of energy
Yellow: confidence, happiness, attraction, charm, persuasion
Gold: attracting the power of the cosmos, solar energy, the God
Green: fertility, success, luck, money, prosperity, ambition, also counteracts greed and jealousy, physical healing
Blue: honor, loyalty, peace, truth, tranquility, wisdom, astral travel, prophetic dreaming, protection during sleep, energy healing
Purple: psychic or magickal power, healing involving power and the aura, success, independence, protection of the home
Brown: location of lost objects, improve concentration, telepathy, protection of pets and familiars
Gray: neutralize negative influences
Black: meditation, banishing evil or negativity, reversing spells
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the color you would like. In this case, simply use white. Consider it the multi-purpose candle.
Sabbat Candle Colors
In addition to general properties, candle colors also correspond with the pagan Sabbats. Some of these are mentioned in the chart below:
Samhain: black, orange, flame colors
Winter Solstice: red, green, white
Imbolc: red, white, pink
Spring Equinox: green, yellow, pastel colors
Beltane: green, rainbow colors
Summer Solstice: bright green, blue
Lughnasadh: dark green, yellow, orange
Autumn Equinox: orange, yellow, brown
Astrological Candle Colors
Each of the twelve astrological signs, from Aries through Pisces, is ruled by its own color. When casting any zodiac-related spells, it is important that the candle color be correct.
Gemini: yellow or silver
Leo: gold or yellow
Libra: royal blue
Scorpio: black or red
Sagittarius: dark blue or purple
Capricorn: black or dark brown
Aquarius: light blue
Finally, each day of the week is associated with a particular color. So, a spell performed on a certain day may benefit from a candle of the appropriate color.
These colors are not necessarily a hard and fast rule. Each individual color may awaken a different sensation than that ones mentioned here. This is fine. Ultimately, each individual must decide which color is best suited for their own purpose, depending on their own personal feelings.