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Candles are a basic tool in witchcraft, one that even someone in the broom closet can get easy access to.
And luckily, there are a ton of different colors of candles so you can always find one that will work with the spell you’re doing.
Candle magick is one of the oldest and simplest forms of magick, and one that beginner witches tend to start with.
Some form of candle magick can be found in almost all religions and spiritual practices around the world, even those that claim to not practice witchcraft.
Because of this ubiquity, there’s no definitive answer on when candle magick first began.
It’s a form of natural magick utilizing time and the fire element with a focused intention to direct energy towards your desire.
Each color has a different meaning and use in magick, so knowing those meanings can help you buy the right one.
|Candle Color||Candle Color Meaning|
|White candles||White candles, first and foremost, can be used for all magick. They are the blank sheet you can use when no other candle seems right, or you’re out of another candle color.|
|Black candles||Black candles are perfect for banishing, absorbing negativity, protection, binding, destruction, cursing, chaos magick, and creating confusion.|
|Brown candles||Choose brown candles for home protection, animal spells, stability, family, material goods, grounding, emotional stability, balance, and trust.|
|Red candles||Red is a great choice for love spells, lust, vital energy, strength, passion, courage, charisma, energy, vigor, anger, eliminating pessimism, revenge, and determination.|
|Pink candles||Use pink candles for romantic love, emotional healing, friendship, caring, nurturing, self love, beauty, glamor spells, sensuality, compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation.|
|Orange candles||With orange candles you can invoke ambition, creativity, and positivity and it is a great color for career spells or spells to assert your strength and individuality.|
|Yellow candles||Yellow candles are the choice for spells for intelligence, success at school, communication, focus, and intuition.|
|Green candles||Green candles are the perfect choice for money spells, but they can be used for spells of growth, health, luck, and nature too.|
|Blue candles||Use blue candles for peace, patience, emotional healing, manipulation, truth, justice, and to hide the truth from others.|
|Purple candles||Purple candles are great for psychic powers, divination, astral travel, wishes, ambition, power, and authority.|
|Silver candles||Silver candles are associated with the moon, and can be used for spells for psychic receptivity, love, rest, dreaming, healing, and represents goddesses.|
|Gold candles||Gold candles are associated with the sun and are useful for spells of confidence, willpower, optimism, generosity, and this candle can be used to represent gods.|
Different Ways To Use Candles
- Burn sigils over a candle frame
- Use the flame to focus your thoughts
- Practice your magic power by trying to control the movement of the candle flame
- Burn candles as a way to send out your wishes
- Carve your wishes into candles for easy spells
- Meditate with candles
- Burn offerings to the gods
- Read the wax for divination
- Read the way that the candle burns for divination
Candles are especially useful for quickly setting intentions. Carve your intention into the candle and let it burn, and your intention has been released into the hands of the universe / the gods.