Candle spells are some of the most effective forms of magick available to everyone.
Magick using candles can be as simple or complex as you desire and can be worked in a few minutes, hours or even continuously over a few days.
Colour is important when it comes to candle magick and spells, using a specific colour to match the intention of your spell can have a greater impact on your spell work.
Here we’ll look at 13 colours in magick so you can develop your own reference to colour correspondences.
Coloured Candles in Magick and Spells
If you read ten different blogs or books about colour correspondences, you’ll probably see some conflicting information which can be confusing for a beginner.
Let’s break down why there can be different correspondences for colours.
Each magickal practitioner or witch will have their own preferences for colours used in different spells or magick, often developed over time through experience.
For example, some witchcraft traditions or even Hoodoo will have their own correspondences for colours for use in magick and spells that are taught and passed down.
However, this can vary among practitioners in those traditions based on personal preference and what works for them.
As a solitary witch or practitioner, you have the freedom to find what feels right for you when it comes to colour correspondences – to pick what resonates with you.
Not every practitioner will agree on every colour, however most practitioners agree on the colours correspondences for black and white candles.
The colour white for a candle is often used as a substitute for other colours when you don’t have a specific colour on hand or available.
White candles are often readily available in most stores (grocery stores, department stores and pharmacies) so it’s an easy choice for any type of magick or spell.
The colour black for a candle is often used for banishing, repelling and breaking bad luck, curses, hexes, jinxes or for making curses, hexes or jinxes.
Black candles are often harder to find locally (except during Halloween season), but can be found online at specialty new age or witchy shops.
Below is a list of main colour correspondences for candle magick and spells.
These are colour correspondences for candles that I’ve worked with personally for over 20 years.
Feel free to take what feels right for you and leave what doesn’t work for you.
Colour Correspondences for Candle Magick and Spells
Here are 13 of the most commonly used colour correspondences for candle magick and spells:
Black Candle Colour Meanings
- Removing negativity (optional: a white candle can be burned after a black candle for this effect)
- Breaking a hex
- Breaking a curse
- Killing a jinx
- Dark goddess workings
- Waning moon workings
- Dark moon workings
White Candle Colour Meanings
- Healing spells (physical and spiritual)
- Lunar goddess workings
- New moon workings
- Full moon workings
- Removing negativity (optional: a white candle can be burned after burning a black candle for this effect)
- Peace workings
- Protection (softer in energy than using a black candle)
- Angelic workings
- Spirit guide workings
- Infants / Babies
- Higher chakra workings (crown chakra and above chakras 8 – 12. Check here for more info on the higher chakras.)
- Substitution for any colour
Red Candle Colour Meanings
- Sexual relationships
- Fire energy
- Drive (personal power and determination)
- Love spells (in a passionate, sexual way)
- Root chakra workings and spells
Blue Candle Colour Meanings
- Healing spells (physical, emotional and spiritual)
- Water energy
- Working with feelings and emotions
- Calming anger or intense situations
- Tranquility and harmony
- Justice and truth workings
- Fertility (i.e. pregnancy)
- Throat chakra workings and spells
- Working with memory
Green Candle Colour Meanings
- Nature magick
- Plant and tree magick
- Gardening magick
- Money spells (drawing money and money opportunities)
- Health workings (improving physical health)
- Prosperity spells
- Abundance spells
- Good luck / Fast luck
- Working with elementals and faeries
- Gambling / games of chance spells
- Workings for growth and increasing wealth and finances
- Heart chakra workings / spells (this can also be done with pink candles instead)
Orange Candle Colour Meanings
- Success in career, business or work
- Business workings / spells / magick
- Money spells (the difference between orange and green candles: orange is used to get money from something through hard work; green is used to get money from other sources such as money owed to you or as a gift.)
- Road opening spells
- New opportunities
- Increase earning potentials / getting a raise
- Career spells
- Job interview spells
- Co-workers (depending on the working, this can be combined with another candle colour in the same working)
- Sacral chakra workings and spells
Yellow Candle Colour Meanings
- Success (overall) magick and spells
- Learning / Studying / School Exams
- Self-confidence and re-assurance
- Solar plexus chakra workings and spells
- Happiness spells
- Friendship (acquaintances and social networking)
- Solar magick and spells (this can also be for the colour gold)
Purple Candle Colour Meanings
- Psychic vision / ability
- Mediumship (this can also be done with or together with a blue candle for communication)
- Astral travel
- Spiritual protection
- Hidden knowledge
- Third eye chakra and/or crown chakra workings and spells
Brown Candle Colour Meanings
- Earth and nature magick / spells / workings
- Earth energy
- Elemental and faeries (this can also be for the colour green, but brown can be more for gnomes, pixies and dwarves)
- Animal magick / spells / workings
- Animal healing magick / spells / workings
- Animal spirit guide magick / spells / workings
- Grounding / earthing
Pink Candle Colour Meanings
- Romantic love
- Friendship (a close friendship compared with the type used for a yellow candle – see above)
- Intimacy (not necessarily sexual)
- Heart chakra workings / spells (can also be done with green candles instead)
Silver Candle Colour Meanings
- Goddess energy
- Moon energy (new and full moon)
- Moon magick / spells / workings
- Women’s magick and spells
- Psychic ability spells and magick
Gold Candle Colour Meanings
- God energy
- Sun magick / spells / workings
- Sun energy
- Men’s magick and spells (fertility / power / virility)
- Wealth spells and magick
Grey Candle Colour Meanings
- Wisdom / Advice (think of wisdom from a sage, crone or elder)
- Grey magick (neither white nor black magick)
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