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.

Candle Color Meanings - rainbow

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.

White

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

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.

Red

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

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

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.

Green

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.

Brown

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.

Purple

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

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.

Yellow

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

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.

Silver

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.

Grey

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

The Pagan Grimoire
49 comments
  1. Blessed are those that have not seen but yet they believe. I have suffered beyond measure to the point I almost committed suicide. For 16 years, I played the lottery without winning more than $1000 bucks. In the process of gambling, I lost my home and life became miserable to me. I will continue to appreciate the internet for connecting me with Dr Amber “the great” that made me a lottery winner with his sure winning numbers that he gets through his spells. Dr Amber made me who I am today and I want to use this medium to thank him and also let you all know that there’s always an inner power when it comes to winning big on the lottery and Dr Amber is that person that made me win a lottery winner of $7M with his spiritual powers. Anyone out here that needs help can connect with Dr Amber today via email: amberlottotemple@yahoo.com or WA +12096910783 or call +13183065044.. Good luck and God Bless.

  2. The best way to win your lottery games is through the help of Dr Amber spells. I am a living testifier of his good works and today I’m a proud winner of $7M. Connect with Dr Amber today for help via email: amberlottotemple@ gmail . com

  3. A lot of people go through pains in their relationships it’s hard to give up on true love, sometimes we pretend to be fine but we are, fighting to get the one we love is also fighting to get back our joy and . Dr Sam help the broken hearts for he’s capable and able to get your EX lovers, partners, wife and husband back with he’s powerful love spells and i assure you things will turn around for you Get in touch with him via through his Email address :okokakspellhome@gmail.com Or WhatsApp:+2349060421250 Thanks Dr Sam

  4. I am very happy today with my family. My name is Rose Sarah, living in the USA, My husband left me for a good 3 years now, and I love him so much, i have been looking for a way to get him back since then. I have tried many options but he did not come back, until I met a friend that darted me to Dr.Jude a spell caster, who helped me to bring back my husband after 2 weeks. My husband and I are living happily together today, That man is great, you can contact him via email virgolovespell@gmail.com Now I will advise any serious persons that found themselves in this kind of problem to contact him now for a fast solution without stress.. He always hello, now i call him my father contact him now he is always online email (virgolovespell@gmail.com) or contact him on his whatsapp mobile line +2347051052154 or his website: Virgolovespell.weebly.com

  5. My husband and I have been married for about 4 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn’t even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Ultimate Spell can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Two days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Ultimate Spell . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail: {ultimatespell666 @ gmail. com} or visit his website https://rb.gy/zavk50

  6. My husband and I have been married for about 4 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn’t even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Ultimate Spell can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Two days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Ultimate Spell . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail: {ultimatespell666 @gmail. com} https://rb.gy/zavk50

  7. I am very happy today with my family. My name is Rose Sarah, living in the USA, My husband left me for a good 3 years now, and I love him so much, i have been looking for a way to get him back since then. I have tried many options but he did not come back, until I met a friend that darted me to Dr.Jude a spell caster, who helped me to bring back my husband after 2 weeks. My husband and I are living happily together today, That man is great, you can contact him via email virgolovespell@gmail.com Now I will advise any serious persons that found themselves in this kind of problem to contact him now for a fast solution without stress.. He always hello, now i call him my father.contact him now he is always online email (virgolovespell@gmail.com) or contact him on his whatsapp mobile line +2347051052154 or his website: Virgolovespell.weebly.com

  8. Hi just wanted to know how can I get in contact with you? Need something worked out as possible concerning my ex. Have read so much great things. He is still my friend right now but going through some stuff with his ex. Just move back in town and our relationship has started to be on the rocks. Need a phone number please?

  9. 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.

  10. I had major issues with my boyfriend. He always seemed to be distant and hiding his phone. I found out that he was seeing his ex and we broke up. I was heartbroken. We had a messy break up and he hated me afterwards. He blocked me on everything and wouldn’t talk to me. I read good reviews about Dr Noble at noblesolutiontemple. com so I tried one of his love spells to bring him back. Nothing else was working so I let him (Dr. Noble) handle it… About two weeks after my love spell was cast I was starting to think it wasn’t going to work. Then out of the blue he started texting me again. He said he was sorry for what he put me through and that it was the biggest mistake of his life. He knows now that I am the love of his life and he doesn’t want to lose me ever again. Making that happen was nothing short of a serious miracle! Thank you Dr Noble for bringing back my ex lover .You can reach dr noble on whatsapp via +(234) 8129950262.

  11. 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.

  12. in my previous post I talked about how my husband left me for so long and was in a relationship with a fellow comrade. That needed help to get him back. I have been searching for help here and there and spent a lot of money just trying to get him back. No one seems to help but people keep discouraging and disappointing me on each of the moment I tried to take a bold step they reminded me how many had tried and yet failed No one ever come with positive news so after a long search I finally found jai mata sunlight by email, ( Sunlightmata@gmail.com ) and decided to tired no matter what forgetting all the negative news I was told who cast a honey jar love spell for me. Believe me and just don’t see this as an ordinary post. I had posted the rituals that I did on temperature rising, dating relationship, worldpress.com trustpilot etc. guys this is %101 Real. After the rituals were prepared and the honey jar spell was carried out, about two weeks later my husband and his girlfriend had a nasty falling out and he came crawling back. We went through counseling and here we are today together in love and happiness all because of jai mata sunlight service. Thank you so much!!” – Jenny, zurich.

  13. My husband and I have a lot of history. I was 19 years old when we met. He was my first boyfriend, and we bonded over our troubled upbringings—I had an abusive mom and a father who pretended not to notice, and he had an alcohol and drug addiction. I wanted out of my hometown in Missouri, so we quickly married and moved to California.

    We immediately had two children. But unfortunately our respective troubles bled into our marriage, making it a very rocky one. We became married but single and things weren’t really turning out as they should. I really appreciate Jai Mata Sunlight for her spells that got us back together after being separated for almost a year.. And now we are back together with our kids and my family is complete and healthy.
    I’m a really grateful mother and I say thank you. For those reading this
    Whether you know about love spells or not if interested in casting love spells and you been looking for and expect of casting love spell
    D M for free consultation

    E-mail: sunlightmata@gmail.com

  14. To all who read this….You must have faith. There are greater forces at work than you can imagine. It will get better and each of your situations will improve whether it is what you intended to happen or not. I have my ex back this Christmas and we are happy together, I highly recommend any one to https://rb.gy/zavk50 or Email on: {ultimatespell666@gmail.com} for whatever problems you are experiencing whether is love, protection,money or psychic powers. she is the real deal.

    1. CHRIST LOVES YOU HE NEEDS TO SAVES YOU FROM THAT GREAT DARKENESS WELCOME TODAY CONTACT ME I WILL HELP ON 257 72009912

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

    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. I’m use them more simply. I Use the white one & write my 2 abducted , abused then isolated from me childrens names, all childs, any sick friends who may not recover. Maybe choose a chime for me, besides the usual nightly tea lights in special colored glass I burn below both my son n daughters earlier pictures on my dresser every nite before bed. Mynes usually blue to keep me as calm as humanly possible and out of prision because they hold my children hostage. AND THAT BLACK ONE. I was born into an EXTREMELY EVIL group of MONSTERS that have violently abused me since my first memory. THEY WILL NOT STOP. Its ALWAYS SOMETHING. Now after lying to kidnapped my daughter for her husbands playtoy and convincing those ignorent court, their DOING IT AGAIN. Behind my back as always and then I called that stupid DA and she didnd like what I brought to her attention. I didn’t care anymore I told her boss, calling me back instead of firing that incompetent idiot for signing 8 arrest warrents stating I was served in a court on a Saturday the last three years by someone I haven’t seen who was the driver in the kidnapping of my child 21 Years ago…… SO I GOT SOME CHIME CANDLES n read a bit. Black is theirs. ALL 5 off them. They conspired in everything they can ALL be/have/join in and on the same black dark alone candle. Because I’m STILL THE GOOD ONE and those MONSTERS still will not get WHO I AM, I just write, BAD PEOPLE on that black candle every nite and that one sits on the other side away from my childrens and others. It could be just me, BUT DEFINITELY NOT. WHAT I’m DOING OR THE WAY, IS WORKING FAST IN EVERY WAY. I’m not kidding. I’m 62 and my life never had time for any imagination.

    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.

      1. Good afternoon, what should I use to reconcile and attract my ex back for a happy, loving, better, and more fulfilled romantic relationship?

        1. Of course go for the pink and red. First remove negativity and toxicity from your intentions. So first black to remove. Then pink for reconciliation and red for deep connection. DM on insta for healing sessions. @shanksure

      2. CHRIST LOVES YOU HE NEEDS TO SAVES YOU FROM THAT GREAT DARKENESS WELCOME TODAY CONTACT ME I WILL HELP ON 257 72009912

  19. 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.

    1. WELL, I COME TO MEET THIS GREAT CHART OF WHICH I DON’T KNOW IF AM LATE OR AM AT THE RIGHT TIME, BUT FOR THOSE IN SEARCH FOR THE COLORFUL CANDLES, PLEASE KINDLY CONTACT ME FOR THE BEST OF YOUR COLORFUL RITUAL CANDLE’S BY MY EMAIL ADDRESS donmore2016@gmail.com AND I WILL PERSONALLY SEND IT TO YOU BY YOUR DESTINATION. THANK YOU.

    1. Every thing you do is all in your intent. You can research candle magic for what each color represents. But if nothing else white will work for anything.
      Blessed be

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like
Red Candle Meaning
Read More

Red Candle Meanings and Magical Uses

Looking to a little red candle magic? If you're ready to call down the fiery energy of Mars, keep reading about the red candle's meanings.