This is a rough guide of the general meanings of most colours that can be used in candle magick. I say 'rough' because there are no rules that say that 'THAT colour belongs to THAT meaning'. Don't be scared to use a different coloured candle in your spell if it feels right even though there is nothing saying that it matches the sort of spell you are doing. Part of being a Witch is using your intuition to make decisions. Experiment. If it doesn't work out right then you'll know for next time!
- White is a balance of all colours. It is often used to represent the Goddess and symbolises the 'maiden' aspect of the Triple Goddess. It promotes peace, tranquillity, truth, spirituality, purification and sincerity. It can also be used for meditation, contacting spirit guides, increasing psychic awareness and astral travel. White candles are especially useful to have as they can be a substitute for any other colour and can even be as protective as black. Day of the week= Monday.
- This colour promotes heath, vigour, logic, creativity, intelligence, confidence and memory. It is connected to divination, wisdom, learning, imagination, clairvoyance, inspiration, concentration and communication.
Yellow is used to symbolise the element Air and the star sign Gemini. Day of the week= Sunday.
- An energising colour which connects to attraction, stimulation, control, personal strength, authority, power, encouragement, adaptability, luck, property deals, ambition, career goals, business success, and general success. Orange is linked to the star sign Leo.
- Promotes strength, charisma, charm, confidence, understanding, luck, financial gains. star sign = Virgo
- Emotional love, relationships, romance, friendships, and good-will. Promotes spiritual awakening, healing of the spirit, femininity, honour and morality.
- Gentle strength and joy
- Invigorating, lively colour. Connected to blood, sex, birth and death. Also linked with love, passion, fertility, physical energy, survival, strength, courage and enthusiasm. Often used in defensive magick and to increase magnetism in rituals. Symbolises the element Fire. Linked to the sign Taurus and represents the Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess. Also used to represent the God. Day of the week= Tuesday.
- Energises rituals where immediate action and high level of power or spiritual healing are needed quickly. - Quick changes, exorcism, spiritual healing.
- Highly spiritual colour, connected to mysticism, inspiration, spirituality, wisdom, purification, ambition, house protection, self assurance, hidden knowledge, success, peace and power. Used in meditation and for aiding higher psychic powers, and sensitivity. Linked to the sign Aquarius.
- Intuition, dignity, spiritual shields.
- Financial goals, business, career strategy and professional growth.
- Used to attract money, peace, friendships, favours, balance, and concentration. Eliminates indecisiveness and increases telepathy, intuition and study. Can be used in spells for finding lost items and in protection of household animals and familiars. This colour is also linked with the Maiden, the earth, and the star sign of Capricorn.
- Connected to the earth, nature, abundance, fertility, tree and plant magick, physical healing, finance, money, good fortune, luck, ambition, success, love, renewal and balance. Good colour when treating illnesses especially headaches and colds. Green is used to represent the Earth element and is also a Goddess symbol. Star sign - Cancer. Day of the week= Friday
- Emotional healing, protection, calming.
- Awareness, meditation, moon, creativity.
- Wisdom, tranquillity, creativity, peace, inner light, truth, reassurance, inspiration, protection, good fortune, good health, understanding, patience, loyalty, happiness, laughter and fun times. Blue symbolises the element of Water. Star signs - Pisces, Libra.
- Deep wisdom, intuition, the Moon.
- Telepathy, clairvoyance, the moon, dreams, intuition. Remover of negative energies. Encourages stability. Useful in magick and meditation also in full moon rites; attracts the influence of The Goddess. Some traditions use a silver candle on the altar to represent the Goddess. Star sign - Sagittarius.
- Dispels or banishes negative energies and influences, used in the reversal of spells. Also used for protection; black absorbs energy (thus the black handle on the Athame). Induces deep meditation. Connects to self control, quiet power, shape-shifting and strength in spells. Star sign - Scorpio. Day of the week= Saturday.
Sabbat Candle Colours
Samhain - Black, Orange
Yule - Red, Green, White
Imbolc - Red, Pink, Brown
Ostara - Green, Yellow, Gold
Beltane - Dark Green
Litha - Green, Blue
Lughnasadh - Yellow, Orange
Mabon - Orange, Brown, Yellow