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Ritual Candle Colors And Their Meanings For The Magical Arts
This list of different candle colors and their meanings stem from a long history in ancient wisdom, the spiritual realm, and religious practice, as well as new age color therapy. Learn how the burning flames of the right candle color behave in the spell casting magical arts.
The human eye can detect a staggering range of nearly 7,000,000 different colors. The number of different frequencies in the color spectrum extant on the astral plane and seen by our mind's eye is arguably even greater.
The idea that auras, thoughts and ideas all possess a visible form and thus color brings us to the logical conclusion that each shade must have some color symbolism behind it.
Over time, various shades have been given all sorts of different meanings, but some ideas and interpretations on candle symbolism have remained consistent throughout, keeping their correspondences from ancient Egyptian rituals for use in modern-day Wiccan color magick.
Full List Of Candle Colors And Their Meanings
White Candle Color Meaning
- The white color of a candle has the meaning of purity and truth, emotional and sexual chastity, of honest, well intended thoughts and high moral standards. It purifies and cleanses everything around it, exerting a positive influence throughout. The pure white light color of the candle is ideal for encouraging new beginnings.
Yellow Candle Color Meaning
- Yellow candles denote intellect and an aura emanating it is a sure sign of a highly cerebral, logical person. Belonging to the element of Air, it brings mental clarity of word and thought but also spiritual protection from negative influences.
Orange Candle Color Meaning
- Orange candles are of a similar ilk, symbolizing eloquence, attraction, ambition, legal matters and overall success. Communication is its main characteristic. It promotes adaptability and mental agility while gravitating towards justice at all times.
Red Candle Color Meaning
- The red spell candle has the color element of fire in the physical world, and relates to passion and lust. With vigor and courage, the color red emanates an assertive masculine energy and prompts everyone to action. The burning of red candles can also bring protection from enemies, danger, and open conflict.
Pink Candle Color Meaning
- Pink candles on the other hand symbolizes friendship, sweet romance, feelings of intimacy and tenderness. It brings us compassion and unconditional love for our fellow man - pink exudes femininity and its caring, nurturing nature.
Purple Candle Color Meaning
- The color purple has played the important role as the color of royalty since the time of ancient Egyptians. Lofty idealism and ancestral wisdom are its strongest points. Burning purple candles can amplify psychic powers, helping you open your third eye, connect to your higher self and communicate with ascended beings. Purple candle magick fuels ambitious personal power. Burn lavender candles for spiritual growth.
Blue Candle Color Meaning
- Blue candles are linked to the element of water and blue water is a spiritual color and symbol. Royal blue spell candles can help with spiritual practices, dream work, and developing psychic abilities. Use a light blue lit candle for health magic and establishing peace and tranquility. Use a dark blue candle for emotional healing and blocking negative energies. Blue is also known as the color of honor.
Green Candle Color Meaning
- The color green has the element of Earth bringing fertility, growth and rejuvenation. Green candles are linked to herbal healing and green earth plant magic in general but also to good luck and success, especially when it comes to financial success and abundance.
Brown Candle Color Meaning
- The brown candle's earthy color is grounding and stable, often related to family and friends but also protection of familiars and pets. Brown aids with concentration and determination to get things done.
Black Candle Color Meaning
- Black candles are possibly the only ones to have a distinctly negative vibe to them. The color black represents night, black magick, negation, destruction, it absorbs and often annihilates everything that comes its way. Being a symbol of destruction and banishing, it also helps positively in getting rid of nasty bad habits and evil influences. Blackness is the result of an absence of light and colors.
Gray Candle Color Meaning
- Gray candles balance the Yin and Yang energies (depressing negative attitudes of black and the positive energy of white). They can be used in different ways for reversing bad spells, bad luck and banishing unwanted things like annoying people and entities from the spiritual world. Think of your grey candle as an eraser of magical power.
Golden Candle Color Meaning
- Gold candles utilize the color of daytime, the Sun and the deeply masculine Great God. The cosmic influences of the color gold will attract happiness, good fortune, and make it another winning hue that carries potential financial gain.
Silver Candle Color Meaning
- A silver candle on the other hand symbolizes nighttime, the Moon and the feminine energy of the Great Goddess. It inspires reflection, spiritual enlightenment, awakens the unconscious mind and opens channels to psychic receptivity like intuition, clairvoyance, and telepathy.
FAQs About Candle Colors And Their Meanings In Magical Rituals
A pink candle represents friendship, affection and romantic love. And the flames can reveal more specifics. When burning a pink candle on your wiccan altar observe if the flame emits black smoke. This is a sign of negative energy being removed from you. If the flame goes out and then relights itself, it is a sign of your guardian spirits detecting positive vibes or negative vibes in you. Don’t extinguish this candle before they can assist you. If you burn a pink candle for help in matters of love and the flame splits in two or more parts, it can mean a relationship split is being foreseen. The flame split in two is indicating an amicable parting of the ways. The flame split in three suggests the relationship is being sabotaged by an outsider.
A strong flame that bounces and flickers powerfully would indicate a higher level of energy going into your spell casting compared to a very small flame that appears weak. If your candle is not dancing strongly enough, the important thing is to try raising your emotions and get more specific in your visualization.
The color of a candle can hold specific meanings in various mystical rituals. For example, red often represents love, passion, or strength. Green can symbolize prosperity, fertility, or healing. Blue could be for tranquility, understanding, or patience. White is often used for purification, truth, or spiritual enlightenment.
Choosing the right color depends on your intention for the ritual. Identify the outcome or energy you wish to attract or focus on, and select a color that aligns with that intention. For example, if you wish to attract abundance, a green candle might be appropriate. If you're seeking spiritual growth, a white or purple candle could be more suitable. Always trust your intuition.
While colored candles are often used for their specific associations, a white candle can be used as a universal substitute in most rituals. White is thought to contain all colors and can be used if a specific colored candle is not available or if you're unsure which color to use. However, if your tradition or personal practice places a lot of emphasis on color symbolism, it could be more effective to use the specified colors.
It's good to use a new candle for each ritual to ensure the energy is clean and focused. Using a candle that's been used in a different ritual could carry lingering energies that may interfere with your new intent.
Disposing of a candle after a ritual can also be a ritualistic act. I would suggest letting the candle burn out completely to seal the intent. If that's not possible, the candle can be snuffed out rather than blown out to maintain the energy. Once finished, you can bury used candles in the earth to return the energy to the universe. Cleanse and reuse the candle holder if it's separate from the candle itself.
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Comments About Wicca Candle Colors And Their Meanings
Chakras with Candle Colors And Their Meanings ? - by M Chandra (Bloomington, IN, USA)
I find it interesting that a candle’s color is associated to each basic human chakra. The different colored candles for each chakra being 1) Red/Root - 2) Orange/Sacral - 3) Yellow/Solar Plexus - 4) Green/Heart - 5) Blue/Throat - 6) Purple/Eye - 7) Violet/Crown
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