Your Guide to The Different Candle Color Meanings in Candle Magic

Candle Color Meanings

When doing candle magic, it helps to choose the right candle color. Here are some common candle color meanings so you can choose the one that aligns with your intentions.

Witches and others have been burning candles for spiritual purposes for years. Even if you’re a beginner witch, candle magic is a simple form of magic that can result in some pretty powerful results.

Candle Color Meanings

When doing candle or color magic, just make sure your focus is clear and thought out. I’ve burned some candles in the past and hadn’t considered all the outcomes of my intention. As a result, while my manifestations did come to fruition, they also played out in ways I hadn’t imagined, and sometimes things went seriously awry.

Why Does Candle Color Matter?

The color of the candle matters for a few reasons. One is symbolic. The brain has a subconscious response to certain colors. That response is rooted in your personal experience with that color as well as what meanings your culture assigned to it.

The meanings below correspond to those found in the Western world, as many neo-pagan beliefs can be traced back to Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Ireland, and the Nordic countries.

There’s also a prevailing belief that there’s a connection between candle magic and color therapy, and that different colors emit different frequencies. This is true to some extent, as each color on the spectrum does reflect a certain light wavelength.

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Candle Color Meanings: What Do Different Colors Mean for Spells?

If you want to learn more about a certain color candle for a spell, including what day of the week to burn it, what events might call for the burning of that candle, or the history of the meanings behind that color, click on the link to learn more.


Burn a white candle to connect with the lunar and Goddess energies. You can also use them for protection, new beginnings and purity, healing, truth, meditation, peace, gratitude, harmony, to call on spirit guides, or to help calm the mind. You can burn white candles in place of any other color candle if the color you desire is not available.


Black candles are best for protection spells and for repelling, absorbing, or banishing negative energy. Candle magic with this color can also help reverse curses or hexes, unblock stuck energy, stop bad habits, or to put an end to an unhealthy situation.


For fast-acting spells, red candles are a great tool. They tap into the power of Mars and are best for lust or intentions tied to determination or survival. Burning a red candle can help increase passion, potency, stamina, or attract a sex partner. They can also help with fresh starts and attracting good luck, and may improve confidence, willpower, physical strength, courage, and determination.


Pink candles should be burned for spells connected to unconditional love, romance, affection, warmth, joy, friendship and self-love. You can also use pink colored candles to enhance overall happiness, harmony, empathy, connection, intimacy, to strengthen new relationships, and to facilitate relationship healing, reconciliation, forgiveness, and emotional healing.


Blue candles are great for spiritual or emotional healing, improving communication, and for tapping into your creativity. Light a blue candle to enhance focus, memory, justice, prophetic dreams, and inspiration. Like white candles, royal blue ones can be burned for harmony, peace of mind, truth, healing, and connection with the higher self.


If you are looking to do money magic or good luck magic, burn a green candle. Green candles are ideal for asking for abundance in all earthly things, whether you’re doing Earth and plant magic, or need help with manifesting more in the realms of success, prosperity, or health.


When you feel untethered, brown candles can help ground you. Brown candles represent the earth and are ideal for any situation that calls for neutrality, understanding, balance, and building trust. They may also help you have a stronger connection with animal guides.


Historically, purple was connected with royalty and with the mystical arts. If you want to improve your psychic power and open your third eye, burn a purple candle. You can use a purple candle for wisdom, meditation, divination, uncovering secrets and knowledge, and deepening your spiritual awareness.

Magenta or Dark Pink

If you’re looking to do a love spell but want a little lust involved, a magenta candle is a good way to blend the intentions of the red and pink candle colors. Great for improving your flirtation skills and sexual confidence.


Orange candles combine the intellectual energy of yellow candles and the aggressive intent of red ones. Light an orange candle if you need help with things that involve both quick action and the mind. For instance, you can burn them for good luck in career, networking, and legal affairs (though also consult a lawyer if you need one). They may also invite more joy and play and stimulating energy into your life.


Need to take your ideas to the next level? Yellow candles can help with all things tied to the intellect and focus. Burn a yellow candle to enhance learning, overcome mental blocks, expand your wisdom, gain clarity and confidence, bring in new ideas, and see things in a more logical way.


Gold candles are one of the candle colors that draws on male energy or the energy of the God. It’s best to burn if you need help with success, happiness, enlightenment, confidence, prosperity, wealth, personal power, and wisdom.


For Wiccans, a white or silver candle may represent the Goddess. You can use silver candles to tap into astral energy, female energy, and help you strengthen your intuition, telepathy, and clairvoyance. They may also result in more powerful dreams.

Light Blue

A light or dark blue candle will work for the blue candle intentions. But, if you have a light blue candle, you can use it to improve patience, friendship, mental fortitude, or to help release anger.


Gray candles are a cross between white and black and operate as a neutral color. They assist with neutrality, balance, protection, peace, and spiritual wisdom.

Candle Color Meanings

When you first light your candle, make sure you are completely focused on your intention. That focus will help you manifest your desire. Consider taking a relaxing bath or meditating before you begin so that you start your candle magic from a centered space.


Where Can You Get Candles for Candle Magic?

You can order colored candles from Amazon, though it’s always better if you can support your local metaphysical store. Some, like Pan’s Apothika or The Green Man, will dress them for you with the corresponding oil and herbs, so all you need to do is set your intention.

Candle Color Meanings

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  1. It’s interesting to know that black candles can have very positive connotations when using them to cast spells. I plan to look for a voodooist candle soon because I want to be able to learn more about witchcraft. Starting with simpler materials would be a good idea.

  2. I’m just starting and I’m struggling and I have many inner personal problems and money with luck issues as well and I would just like luck an money and protection and positivity with happiness….i have burned a black and green candle and a piece of paper with my intentions on it…I’m not sure if I’m doing it right but I believe and I if anyone can help me please let me know and please if anyone do anything please do so and thank you so much..and I also don’t know how long I should burn my candles ,so I’m just letting them burn right now…please contact me and God bless and again thank you !

  3. It’s interesting to know that yellow candles can help with intellect and focus which can help you see things in a more logical way. With that in mind, I would choose to have a full moon-infused soy candle in that color even when I do not practice magic. It might actually help me with the issue in my life these days when I do not know where to go at my age.

    1. Yellow candles also represent clarity. With yellow candles they do help with intellect and other ideas. When burning yellow candles be careful where your mindset is because clarity can also give you information that you may not like. So stay focused on what you really want out of a yellow candle such as intellect etc.

  4. I only have white candles and do not have money to buy the other colored candles. Can I use white candles for contact me spells to get an ex boyfriend to contact me on Facebook and would it also work to get my ex boyfriend back? We broke up in a positive way so I have no negative thoughts on him and all my thoughts are very positive. But I would also want to clean him from the dark black magic that his x wife casted on him while him and were dating in the pass. We have not talked since he broke up with me while under his ex wife’s spell but it has been more than 2 years and he no longer has anything to do with her and has a restraining order against her and he spend 2 years in the military and just got out of military not too long ago and I feel a strong energy from him that I should connect with him again and try to bring him and I together to start a fresh new relationship just like the one him and I wanted before his ex wife casted dark spells on him to make him want only her when he wanted to give me his heart. Is there a special chant that I can say while burning a white candle or how do I write a chant to cast for him. My intent is to heal him, bring him and I back together and to to protect him from his ex wife spell attacks and to help him live a long happy, healthy life. I still love him and never have stopped caring about him. He is a sweet and amazing guy and he has a heart of gold and he loves to take good care of others. He is like an angel but he is troubled but he deserves all of the happiness in the world. I hope to get replies here. Thank you in advance.

    1. Not sure casting to influence another’s free will is healthy. Could rebound. Ask for his freedom. Not to come back to you. That’s giving.

    1. Thanks for enlightening me with these candles because I hate using muthi but the candles will assist me a lot

    2. Well Victor I can tell you with green candles on a financial level can help. Focus on what you would like to happen stay focused and be careful because for bad intentional reasons a green candle can cause a lot of returned karma. You can burn green candles for helping others as well that are in a financial situation. Intention with candle magic is whatever you put out there you get back so be careful burning green candles make sure you have good intentions for you and for others.

  5. In addition to each candle possessing power depending on its color, does each month have a candle color that should be burned as well? I visited a shop that had a color key for each month however, I’ve never seen that before.

  6. Another one is, someone tells me to burn rainbow candle in my shop that market will move well I want ask is it true

    1. You could double up, and add an orange one if you’d like. Both are good. If you can’t find one, go for the other.

  7. so I have a candle that looks like a blue mixed with a grey. I don’t know if its a light blue or just a grey. what could this candle mean?

  8. Hi my candle when it finished it had a crystalized look all around and i don’t know what that means, i used a white candle and my intentions were for it to attract love to my life, I don’t know if anyone could help me understand the meaning of it

    1. Was it frosted on the outside or scented? This could just be oil accumulation after it’s burnt. I wouldn’t read too much into it. It’s the intent that matters.

  9. I want to ask something for my son for change in his physical appearance which color candle should I use

    1. Without knowing the situation, these are what I recommend:

      * For healing if it was an injury: white, blue, and green.
      * For adding the quickness, good luck, and giving him confidence: Red.
      * For keeping people from staring, and protection: Black.
      * For unconditional self-love and happiness: Pink.
      * For when he’s had a bad day, and people become too much from staring: Brown.
      * For that male energy and success: Gold.
      * For protection and peace: Gray.

      There is no magic candle that will make him handsome, but we do have some that will help on that journey. Good luck.

    1. Well, he is an Earth-related God, and is often called the Green Man. Go for green. Other colors you can use are white or gold, as gold represents the God/male energy. Good luck.

  10. Good day, i am in Botswana but i need to buy these types of candles so i do not know how and where to buy them. Can you please help me buy them.

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