dancing flames of candles have been used as a Witches' tool for
centuries. By setting the proper atmosphere, candles are used to help
increase a spell's power, or to influence a particular power. Candles
absorb one's personal energy and release this energy when burned Candle
colour is very important when performing magick, for each colour emits
a particular vibration and attracts certain influences. The following
list is meant to be used as a guide in choosing a candle colour for
your personal use. Please remember that colour is another "tool" and
you need choose what works best for you in your magickal workings. If
you do not have the colour mentioned for a particular need, allow your
intuition and the Goddess guide you in choosing one for your purposes.
candles you use should be ones you yourself make out of beeswax, using
natural dyes and essential oils, if desired. Beeswax sheets are
available at most hobby stores, and are a fast and easy way to make
your own candles at home. Realizing this is not always possible, you
may use what is readily available to you. Prior to using any candle in
your workings you should cleanse the candle and anoint it with a small
amount of oil during the waxing phase of the moon. This consecrates the
candle and charges it with magickal energy. You can also carve or paint
appropriate magickal symbols onto your candles, to further empower the
candles with those energies. The heated tip of your athame works well
for this purpose. It is best to use one candle per ritual or spell, and
to not use a candle that has been used previously for another purpose.
It is also best to allow the candle to burn out by itself, as blowing
it out may disperse the energy contained within.
balance of all colours. Symbolizes peace, purity , innocence and power
of a higher nature. Promotes peace, tranquillity, purification; truth,
spirituality, and sincerity. Also used for meditation, truth seeking,
spiritual enlightenment, summoning spirit guides, astral travel, and to
enhance psychic abilities. Can be as protective as black and may be
substituted for any colour candle. Healing properties include treating
broken bones, relieving dental pain and increasing milk production in
nursing mothers. White is also a Goddess symbol.
stimulating and uplifting colour that is the colour of creativity;
intelligence, confidence; movement and energy. Connects to
clairvoyance, divination, wisdom, learning; imagination, and
inspiration as well as the power of concentration and communication.
Used in healing skin conditions as well as stomach complaints and
menstrual cramps. Yellow symbolizes the element of Air.
a stimulating and energizing colour. It connects to attraction,
stimulation, control, personal strength, authority, and power. Also
encouragement, adaptability, luck, and sudden changes. It attracts the
characteristics wanted from other tools, spells and rituals. Very good
for healing coughs, colds and asthma as well as arthritis and
that promotes understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic
influences; intuition, persuasion, charm and confidence. Beneficial in
rituals intended to bring about fast luck or financial benefits, or in
rituals honouring solar deities.
PINK / ROSE:
positive colour symbolic of emotional love, nurturing relationships and
romance. Promotes spiritual awakening, healing of the spirit,
femininity, friendships, honor and morality. It is the standard colour
of rituals to draw affections and brings friendly, lively conversation
to the dinner table. Excellent for treating anxiety and depression, as
well as ailments of the heart.
fiery, invigorating colour of energy and life. Always connected to
blood, birth and death; and sex. Connects with love, passion,
fertility, physical energy and strength. Increases magnetism in rituals
and is used in defensive magick. Also emotes courage and enthusiasm.
Good in health, strength and vigor spells and defensive magick. Used in
healing neuralgias and exhaustion. Red symbolizes the element of Fire
as well as being a God Symbol.
colour that is highly spiritual and traditionally connected to
mysticism, inspiration, wisdom, idealism, purification; success, peace;
and power. Aids in meditation, sensitivity and higher psychic talents;
as well as connecting to idealism, ambition, power, success and
household protection. Healing properties include the treatment of
allergies, sleep disorders and stress-related disorders.
combination of red and violet that is a very high vibrational frequency
that tends to work fast. This colour energizes rituals where immediate
action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required, such
as quick changes, exorcism or spiritual healing.
earthy, balanced colour, used to attract money and financial success.
It aids in emotional stability and balance, eliminates indecisiveness,
improves powers of concentration, study, intuition, and telepathy. Also
connects also to finding lost objects. Aids in the protection of
familiars and household pets as well as animal healing.
vitalizing colour of inertia; used to cleanse the spirit and remove
fear. Used in rituals that require a deep meditative state, to
neutralize another's magick, or to counteract negative energy. Healing
properties include dementia, depression, and mental disorders.
cool colour that soothes and relaxes. Blue is a primary spiritual
colour, used in rituals to obtain wisdom, tranquillity, harmony, peace,
inner light and truth. Connects to inspiration, occult power,
protection, understanding, good health, patience and loyalty. Aids in
meditation as it connects to intellect and mind. Promotes happiness,
laughter and joviality. Used in treating insomnia, high blood pressure,
and minor wounds. Blue symbolizes the element of Water.
colour that connects to nature, fertility, and rejuvenation. Stimulates
work involving financial issues and money; aids good fortune,
prosperity, luck; ambition and success. Bringer of love and renewal, it
is an emotional soother and balancer, used to counteract greed and
jealousy. A good colour for treating headaches, colds and nervousness.
Green is the colour of the Earth element and is a Goddess Symbol.
SILVER / GRAY:
colour that removes negative energy or influences and encourages
stability. Useful when pondering complex issues during meditation and
in magic, this colour often sparks confusion; it also negates or
neutralizes when needed. Helps develop psychic abilities and attracts
the influence of the Goddess.
for positive purposes, this colour opens up the deeper levels of the
unconscious. Black is used in rituals to induce a deep meditational
state and is good for banishing evil or negativity. Connects to self
control, quiet power, and resilience, as it absorbs negativity and
destroys it; offers strength and support in spells; protects from
retribution and is also an aid during loss.