Candles have always been a tool of the craft for as long as many a pagan can remember. Now no not all pagans/wiccan do use them but if you were to going into a pagan/wiccan home and see it's altar more often then not you would see candles. Listed below are candle colors, what they are used for. Also I have included zodiac candle colors and a listing of colour and their properties.
Black-An intense concentration of all colors, it absorbs light. Unlike other colors, black reflects very little, if any, light back to the viewer. This can give the false impression that black is the absence of colour. It is actually the absence of color reflection. Think of this color as a black hole in space. It absorbs all light with little or no reflection back, thus it becomes a receptacle or a transporter for all that you do not need or want. Properly used, it can be one of the most useful and powerful colors available. However, misused, it can cause disaster.
Colors: Dark blues, Black, Dark Browns and most dark colors
Used For: Meditation rituals, uncrossing rituals and spells to banish evil and negativity, to break up a blocked or stagnant situation. The Crone, the unconscious.
Blue-Blue transforms violence, anger, and hate. It soothes and cools. It gives peace, calm, harmony, satisfaction, bliss, oneness, and understanding of the spiritual realms. It is predominately feminine in energy, and is ruled by either the Moon, Venus, or Saturn, depending on the hue. Many consider the Royal Blues as belonging to the male energies of Jupiter. It is up to you to experiment and decide which works best for you.
Planet: Moon, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter
Day: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Thursday
Energy: Female (sometimes male when used with Jupiter/Thursday)
Colors: Blue Whites/ Moon, Blues/ Venus, Dark Blues/ Saturn, Royal Blue/Jupiter
Used for: Magick that involves honour, loyalty, peace, tranquility, truth, wisdom, protection during sleep, astral projection and spells to induce prophetic dreams.
Brown-Earth energy. It is feminine in nature and related to its sister the Moon and Saturn. Being a relatively balanced combination of Red, Yellow and Blue, depending on the intensity level, it can be used successfully on Monday, Friday or Saturday. Brown is one of the more complex colors, with varied associations.
Planet: Moon (tan browns), Venus (all), Saturn (dark browns)
Day: Monday/ Friday/ Saturday
Colors: Browns, earth tones
Used For : Spells to locate lost objects and improve powers of concentration and telepathy, protection of the familiars and household pets, ground and center your conciseness with the earth, to attune with trees and communicate with their intelligence.
Gold-The male half of the Cosmic or Universal Life Force, God-sun energy. Intelligent action or action motivated by deliberation and knowledge, usually with healing, money, or wealth in mind. Gold is related to orange and yellow, in that it is a higher vibration of these two colors and any one of the three can actually be used on Sunday (sun) with success. The choice here is for you to experiment and decide which colour best suits your particular needs. Generally speaking, orange vibrates to physical and mental action, while yellow vibrates to mental action only (better attributed to Wednesday/Mercury). Lastly, gold would be indicative of intelligent, quick action with a monetary emphasis.
Used for : Spells to attract the power of cosmic influences, and rituals to honor solar deities, to heal and rejuvenate your being, attracting happy, active people into your life, to expedite money you know is coming to you, to impart energy and intelligence to take proper action in a monetary situation.
Gray-This color is unique, due to its aspect of neutrality. Gray can be used to neutralize anything from a magickal act that not longer serves your best interest, to the neutralization of destructive energies in a passive non-karmic fashion. It is a perfect balance of black and white, and therefore absorbs and repels. With this quality, gray draws in the undesirable energies and then sends them out to the universe for dispersal as neither a destructive nor constructive properties.
Energy: Female and Male
Used for :To erase, cancel, neutralize, and return to the universe without repercussion, to eradicate or jumble destructive forces, to attract neither destructive nor constructive energies to your life (this includes people and situations).
Green-Green really does bring the luck in cases of money. But be very clear in your intent regarding money sought with this color. If done with haste and no specific intent it seems to fade quickly or trickle in a little at a time, just enough to wet your appetite (refer to gold or brown). Green stimulates growth, plant life or garden fairies. Green is an Earth color and is used on Friday. Depending upon the magickal system you employ, it may be used on Wednesday as it is a healing day as well. Green used on Friday gives an emotional healing (matters of the heart), while Wednesday emphasizes healing knowledge.
Planet: Venus, Mercury
Day: Friday, Wednesday
Energy: Female or Male
Used for :Spells involving fertility, success, good luck, prosperity, money, rejuvenation and ambition, rituals to counteract greed and jealousy. Communication with the plant kingdom (darker greens) or fairies (pastels). The secrets of healing are yours when you tune in to this color. Use in conjunction with herbal healing techniques.
Orange-Orange is a combination of yellow/Mercury (mental agility) and red/Mars (action-engery). Thus you have the best of both worlds, the energies of the actions of red, yet the intelligence to know how to use this action. The over aggressive nature of the colour red/Mars is now toned and tapered with the healing wisdom rays of yellow/Mercury that nurtures the entire system. Sunday is the best day for the use of the color orange. It can be used on Tuesday or Wednesday with success, depending on your magickal goals. If used on Tuesday, the emphasis is on physical action. If used on Wednesday, it is on mental actions whereas Sunday is a balance of both.
Planet: Sun, Mars, Mercury
Day: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Colors: Orange, rarely red, sometimes yellow
Used for :Prosperity, energy building, attracts others in a positive way, attracts success, good luck and fortune. Builds energy, vitality and stamina. Encourages fun and discourages laziness. Enhances mental agility, accompanied by the ability to take physical action toward a desired goal. Energizes the entire system. Promotes a happy-go-lucky appearance.
Pink-Pink is a lighter shade of red. It deals with spiritual, emotional love rather than the physical form. Pink represents love that comes from the heart that is freely given without condition, such as the emotions and feelings between parent and child, close friends, or family.
Used for: Love from the heart without sexual connotation, purest form of love, raises vibrations, love without selfishness, feminine, spiritual healing, banish lower vibrations and hate, love of friends and family, affections, unselfish emotions, to start a relationship.
Purple-Purple is the color of expansion in all forms. If you want to do something in a big way, this is the color to us. Purple expands anything you desire, i.e.., spirituality, business, money, health or love. The royal blues are less expansive, dealing more with the emotional and spiritual levels of Jupiter. Therefore, the royal or dark blues of often attributed to Saturn. A word of caution, however: if you do not already have the items of your desire, do not use Jupiter. Jupiter only expands and brings more of what you already have. To obtain the items of your desires, use Sun, Sunday, Orange in order to manifest what you currently do not have in your life.
Colors: Purple, sometimes royal blue or dark purple/ Saturn.
Used for: Purple brings more of what you already have, in a bigger way. Wisdom, high idealism, knowledge of the higher realms of magick, spiritual protection and healing, the becoming of your highest potential. Enhancement of power, psychic ability, male energy, protective energy, recognition in your chosen field.
Red-Red is a fiery color that attracts and magnetizes, but must be used with discernment to avoid disastrous results. The shade of red used or considered in your magickal act will be of extreme importance here. Stay with the lighter, brighter shades of red and leave the darker shades for the more experienced practitioners for now. The darker shades are for wars, battles, hate and danger.
Used for: Lust, physical desire, base energy, war, attracts and magnetizes, courage, enemies, danger. Red stimulates and energizes. Cherry reds are for physical and mental lovemaking, but without the brutal force of the darker hues.
White-A pastel combination of all colors, white reflects light with little to no absorption. Whenever in doubt in a magickal act, use white, which is the most highly balanced form of spirituality possible. White contains virtues in their highest form, and is therefore very protective. It is beyond the word or term God/dess. It is the Creative Source itself, zero, the alpha, the light from which all life springs, the female aspect of God, the Craft of the Wise, the full of the moon, the symbol of the life giving Mother, and all female mysteries.
Color: Silvers, pearls, creams, grays, whites, pale pinks, violets, blue hues, etc.
Used for: Consecration rituals, meditation, divination, exorcism, and spells that involve healing, clairvoyance, truth, peace, spiritual strength, to confound enemies, create illusions, contact spirit helpers, to build purity, balance the aura.
Yellow- Yellow is the color of mental clarity, swiftness and accuracy. A sunny, positive disposition with spiritual attuning to the healing forces of the male energy (refer to gold).
Used for: To obtain knowledge, learn swiftly, gain insight into problems. Yellow represents all institutions of learning, particularly upper level studies such as sciences. Alters dark mental mood swings, enhances knowledge of healing, ability to concentrate, retention of memory. Yellow attracts people, as it has a warm compelling energy.
Colours: Silvers, grays, creams, whites
Moon: Emotions, protection, healing
Colours: All shades of red
Mars: Conqueror, power over enemies
Mercury: Healings mental
Colours: Royal purple, royal blue
Jupiter: growth, expansion, generosity
Colours: Greens, pinks, pastels
Venus: Lovers and pleasure, affairs of the heart
Colours: Black, dark purples, dark blues
Saturn: Obstacles, to give or break, to overcome or block
Colours: Oranges, yellows, gold
Sun: Health, prosperity, leadership, joy, protection
Gemini: Yellow or silver
Leo: Gold or yellow
Libra: Royal blue
Scorpio: Black or red
Sagittarius: Dark blue or purple
Capricorn:Black or dark brown
Aquarius: Light blue
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