Candles are one of the most common tools used in witchcraft, and different colored candles are used for different purposes as each color has its own vibration and frequency in which it operates on, and each color carries a certain meaning which can be used in your working when you are casting spells or performing rituals. I personally love candle magic and always looking to learn more about it. Moreover, I have attached meanings to different colors which might differ from others and that is okay because it is your personal practice and you can associate different colors with personal meanings. And that is exactly what I will be doing in this post.
Though I have found lots of information on color correspondences on the internet, I will be using them as reference and will be adding some of my own meanings as well. And it is not necessary that you have to agree with the correspondences, as everybody is different and that’s what makes us individuals and unique. So if these correspondences do not resonate with you, feel free to ignore them and use your own associations.
I will start with the color red because I seem to have a fondness for rainbows and red is one of my favorite colors. So the red candle can be used for various purposes mainly involving, passion and anger. For me personally, red is associated with the element of Fire, so if I am doing workings which involve the fire element, then I would use red candles. Red is also associated with the root chakra, so if you are casting spells or performing rituals regarding the root chakra, the red candle is to go for.
Orange candles are the ones I use when I’m doing working regarding the Sacral chakra. Moreover, the orange candles can be used to represent masculine energy, so if you want to do a spell which involves a male, perhaps you can go for some orange candles. Furthermore, orange candles can be used for creative expressions and if you want to improve your self-expression and maybe celebrate some event, take the help of orange candles.
The color yellow is one color that is associated with the element of Air. Although for me personally, yellow is a happy color and related to friendship and happiness. So yellow is great for doing magic related to friendship or in regards to the person’s happiness. Yellow candles are also related to the solar plexus chakra, so if you need to unblock your solar plexus chakra, then yellow candles would be good.
The green candles are associated with nature and mainly plants and trees. You want to work with nature green candles are good for that as green is the first color one thinks of when thinking about nature. Moreover, green candles can also be used for healing and peace, which is something we all need every now and then. Green is also responsible for the heart chakra; so if you are performing rituals related to the heart or heart chakra, then you should grab some green candles.
This color is fairly popular when it comes to being the favorite of people. Not only is this color considered to be one which brings peace and helps people relax, this color is also associated with the throat chakra along with the element of Water. So if you want to do spells and rituals involving water, then blue candles should be your first choice. Also, blue candles can be used for healing and helping the mind relax if that is what you are aiming for.
Purple candles and the color itself are signified with spirituality and wisdom. Moreover, the color purple is associated with the crown chakra, which is the doorway to your intuition and your key to the spiritual world. The purple candles can be used when you needed to do working related to wisdom, intuition and spirituality. And if you want to do working related to the crown chakra, then purple candles fantastic for that.
The pink candles not only represent feminine energy but this color corresponds to love as well. However, the passionate love is something I would associate with red candles, but the soft, romantic love is what I associate with the pink candles. Moreover, pink candles can be corresponded to healing and peace as well.
White candles are used mainly for purification and cleansing. Furthermore, white candles are associated with healing and peace. Moreover, if you don’t have a candle for a particular color, then white candle can be used as a substitute. People also say that you only need white candles and do not need to buy a whole bunch of different colored candles if you don’t want to or you can’t afford to. So white candles are pretty useful and multi-purpose.
You can use black candles in order to cast spells and perform rituals regarding protection and banishment. Black candles are also used for releasing and cleansing. Moreover, they can be used for dark magic—black candles tend to be quite a favorite when it comes to doing dark magic. I prefer using black candles when I am doing workings in regards to protection or if I want to hide from my ex-boyfriend.
The brown candle is what I associate with the element of Earth and therefore anything to do with the Earth, I use brown candles. Brown candles are used for material aspects, such as wealth and other material things. Moreover, it can be used for grounding and getting in touch with your roots and nature itself.
Gray candles can be used for banishment rituals and spells along with protection spells. Glamor spells can also be performed using gray candles and shadow workings can also be done with this color.
The gold candles can be used for doing magical workings in regards to the sun. Moreover, since the sun is considered to be a masculine entity, therefore gold candles can also be used for masculine energy. Also, spells and rituals for luxury and fortune can be done with the help of gold candles as luxury is often corresponded with the color gold.
As gold is considered to be masculine, silver is considered to be a feminine color and therefore rituals regarding feminine power and the moon can be done with the use of silver candles. Moreover, if you want to increase or improve your psychic abilities or dabble into mysticism such as dream working, then silver candles are a great tool for that.
Copper candles can be used for money spells and if you want your business to be successful, then copper candles are great. Other material things such as an improvement in your career and acquiring luxury can be done with the help of copper candles.
So these are some of the candle correspondences from my side. Of course there are plenty more but these are ones I use and am familiar with. If you would like to know more about candle color correspondences then you can find them here.
Food for Thought
After reading this blog post, all I have is a single question for you to ponder upon:
- What are some of your personal candle color correspondences? Do let me know as I would love to learn and improve on mine.
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