Candle Magic Fundamentals
Rule #1 To using candles: If you buy candles for a particular purpose, try not to change that purpose.
Rule#2 Is to never EVER re-use your sacred candles for any non-sacred purpose.
Rule#3 Is to care for your candles, store them in a cardboard box when not in use.
White: Is a balance of all colours. It symbolizes peace, purity, innocence and power of a higher nature. It promotes peace, tranquility, purification, truth, spirituality and sincerity. It is also used for meditation, truth seeking, spiritual enlightenment, summoning spirit guides, astral travel and to enhance psychic abilities. White can be as protective as black and may be substituted for any colour candle.
Its healing properties include treating broken bones, relieving dental pain and increasing milk production in nursing mothers. White is also a Goddess Symbol.
Yellow: A stimulating and uplifting colour that is the colour of creativity, intelligence, confidence, movement and energy. Yellow connects to clairvoyance, divination, wisdom, learning, imagination and inspiration as well as the power of concentration and communication. Yellow is used in healing skin conditions as well as stomach complaints and menstrual cramps. Yellow symbolizes the element of Air.
Orange: Is a stimulating and energizing colour. It connects to attraction, stimulation, control, personal strength, authority and power. Orange is also used for encouragement, adaptability, luck and sudden changes. It attracts the characteristics wanted from other tools, spells and rituals. Orange is very good for healing coughs, colds and asthma as well as arthritis and exhaustion.
Gold: is the colour that promotes understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences, intuition, persuasion, charm and confidence. Gold is beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast luck or financial benefits, or in rituals honouring solar deities.
Pink: Is a positive colour symbolic of emotional love, nurturing relationships and romance. It promotes spiritual awakening, healing of the spirit, femininity, friendships, honour and morality.
It is the standard colour of rituals to draw affections and brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table. Pink is excellent for treating anxiety and depression, as well as ailments of the heart.
Red: Is the fiery, invigoration colour of energy and life. It is always connected to blood, birth, death and sex. Red connects with love, passion, fertility, physical energy and strength. It also increases magnetism in rituals and is used in defensive magick. Red also emotes courage and enthusiasm. It is good in health, strength and vigour spells and defensive magick. It is used in healing neuralgia and exhaustion.
Red symbolizes the element of Fire as well as being a God Symbol.
Purple: Is a vibrating colour that is highly spiritual and traditionally connected to mysticism, inspiration, wisdom, idealism, purification, success, peace and power. It aids in meditation, sensitivity and higher psychic talents, as well as connecting to idealism, ambition, power, success and household protection. The healing properties of red include the treatment of allergies, sleep disorders and stress-related problems.
Brown: Is an 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. Brown also connects to finding lost objects and aids in the protection of familiars and household pets as well as animal healing.
Light Blue: Is a vitalizing colour of inertia, used to cleanse the spirit and remove fear. It is 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.
Blue: Is a cool colour that soothes and relaxes. It is a primary spiritual colour used in rituals to obtain wisdom, tranquility, harmony, peace, inner light and truth. Blue connects to inspiration, occult power, protection, understanding, good health, patience and loyalty. It aids in meditation as it connects to intellect and mind and promotes happiness, laughter and joviality. Blue is used in treating insomnia, high blood pressure and minor wounds. It symbolizes the element of Water.
Green: Is the colour that connects to nature, fertility and rejuvenation.
It stimulates work involving financial issues and money: aids good fortune, prosperity, luck, ambition and success. Green is the bringer of love and renewal, it is an emotional soother and balancer, used to counteract greed and jealousy. It is a good colour for treating headaches, colds and nervousness. Green is the colour of the Earth element and is a Goddess Symbol.
Silver: Is a neutral colour that removes negative energy or influences and encourages stability. It is useful when pondering complex issues during meditation and in magic, this colour often sparks confusion, it also negates or neutralizes when needed. Silver helps develop psychic abilities and attracts the influence of the Goddess.
Black: Is burned for positive purposes, this colour opens up the deeper level of the unconscious. It is used in rituals to induce a deep meditational state and is good for banishing evil or negativity. Black connects to self-control, quiet power, and resilience, as it absorbs negativity and destroys it. It offers strength and support in spells, protects from retribution and is also an aid during loss.
SABBAT CANDLE COLOURS
Samhain: Black, Orange
Yule: Red, Green & White
Imbolg: Red, Prink & Brown
Ostara: Green, Yellow & Gold
Beltaine: Dark Green
Litha: Green, Blue
Lughnasadh: Yellow, Orange
Mabon: Orange, Brown & Yellow
ASTROLOGICAL CANDLE COLOURS
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Light Blue or Pale Yellow
Pisces (Feb 19 March 20) Aquamarine
Aries (March 21 – April 19) Red
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Green
Gemini (May 21 – June 21) Yellow or Orange
Cancer (June 22 – July 22) White or Dark Green
Leo (July 23 Aug 22) Gold or Yellow
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22) Grey or Marbled
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22) Royal Blue
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Black or Red
Sagittarius (Nov 22nd – December 21) Blue or Purple
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Black or Dark Brown
DAY OF THE WEEK CANDLE COLOURS
ELEMENTAL CANDLE COLOURS
GOD CANDLE COLOURS:
Red, Gold, Yellow
GODDESS CANDLE COLOURS:
White, Silver, Light Blue
EAST: This is the corner for Air: Yellow
SOUTH: This is the corner for Fire: Red
WEST: This is the corner for Water: Blue
NORTH: This is the corner for Earth: Green