Candle Color Meanings in Wicca

Pink candle and rocks for magic ritual in witchcraft, Wiccan or spiritual practice

Colors play an important role in the nature-based pagan religion, Wicca, and their practice of magic. After all, colors are vibrational energy, and this energy can make spells stronger. It is a well-known fact that red excites and energizes, whereas blue soothes and calms us. This shows that people react differently to the energies. By using the right candle color during spells, it is possible to send out vibrations that can help the intentions of the spell caster.

In this guide, we will study candle color meanings from the context of spells, magic, and Wicca. Note that the Wiccan symbols and candle colors are for reference only. How you feel about each color also matters. For example, a green color candle generally represents money, but if you think of gold when you think of money, then a golden candle may be more suitable for your spell.

Candle Colors and Their Meanings in Wicca

Red Candles

Burning red candle with lights in the background

Red candles can be used for spells involving desires, physical energy, lust, love, romantic relationships, etc. Red is associated with the sun and Archangel Gabriel, and the ‘keyword’ for the red candle is energy. This color is also associated with power and is symbolic of rolling out the red carpet. In the Bible, scarlet is the color used for describing sins. In China, large red candles are given to newlyweds to burn in their bedroom for fertility and passion.

  • Burn red candles to make wishes come true for healing and protection, and enhance spirituality.

Orange Candles

Closeup of three burning orange candles

Orange combines the energy of red and the intellect of yellow. Burn an orange candle when you are experiencing blocks or other difficulties in your life; when you are feeling stuck or blocked in thoughts, creative ideas, concentration, and clarity. Burning an orange candle can help you attract all that you desire. This color is linked to Mercury and Archangel Zadkiel.

  • Burn an orange candle for mental stimulation and attraction.

Yellow Candles

Large lit melting yellow candle

This warm color candle will help you adapt. It is also linked to intelligence, communication, and stimulating good times. Yellow is linked to two angels: Oriel and Ariel. In Wicca, you can use a yellow candle to clear an argument. Write the name of the person you have argued with on a white envelope, and on its opposite side, write your name. Close it after placing a bay leaf inside it. Light the yellow candle. Burn the envelope. You can place the burning envelope inside a fireproof container until it is burned.

  • Burn yellow candles if you wish to strengthen focus, concentration, and memory.

Green Candles

Green candle burning in the dark

Green candles are associated with Archangel Chamuel. Burn a green candle if your spell is related to money, abundance, success, and good fortune. If you are looking for a job or seeking a raise or promotion, then this is the candle to use. A green color candle is also good for enhancing fertility, health, marriage, luck, and balance.

  • Use the green candle spell by burning a virgin (never used before) green candle.
  • Perform this spell on a Thursday.
  • You can charge the candle with an oil of your choice. Really concentrate on the spell and your desire.

Blue Candles

Two burning candles in a cathedral

Blue color candles are linked with Archangel Michael. This is a protective color, so use this candle when you are feeling negative. Light blue candles are for patience, health, and neutrality, while dark blue is for changeability and depression.

  • Blue candle spells can be used for healing someone. However, you need to get the permission of that person first.
  • To perform the spell, first, write the name of the person who needs the healing on the candle.
  • Charge the candle with cinnamon oil. Concentrate on positive thoughts for the person who needs healing. Light the candle.

Indigo Candles

Three lit indigo candles on a wooden table

The indigo candle is associated with Raphael and linked with wisdom and integrity. If you are not able to find an indigo candle, use a dark blue candle instead.

  • Burn an indigo candle if you want to heal a family member or if you wish to increase your magic potential.

Violet and Purple Candles

Violet purple candles and orchids

These colors are linked to spirituality and intuition.

  • Burn purple or violet candles to enhance spirituality, wisdom, knowledge, and magic or psychical development.

Pink Candles

Burning pink candle and rose petals

Pink is the color of honor, mortality, and love. The pink candle spell for attracting a person you love is as follows:

  • Light the pink candle on a Friday.
  • Write down your first name on a white piece of paper and the last name of the person you want to attract on the same paper. Circle both names using ink of your favorite color.
  • Close your eyes and in your mind’s eye, wish love and happiness while seeing the two of you together.
  • Recite the spell: we are one, three times.
  • Watch the candle burn for a minimum of fifteen minutes. Do not blow the candle out. Extinguish it using your fingertips or cap it.
  • You can find a larger pink candle and use it for seven consecutive nights to cast the spell.

Magenta Candles

Table with burning magenta candles

Magenta is a combination of red and violet and possesses the qualities of both these colors.

  • Use a magenta candle if you want to get rid of some past event or wish to overcome self-esteem issues, confidence, etc.

Brown Candles

Closeup of brown candle on wooden table

Brown color candles are linked to hesitation, neutrality, and uncertainty.

  • Light a brown candle if your pet or an animal needs healing. It can also eliminate fears, stress, and anxiety and help stabilize emotions.

White Candles

Large white burning candle on aged wood surface

White candles can be used for many purposes in Wicca. Burn one for purification or protection. Whenever in doubt about candle color meanings in spells and which colors to choose, use white. White symbolizes purity and truth.

  • Use white candles for attracting love in your life.
  • Inscribe ‘All My Love Come to Me’ using a knife on a thick white candle and watch it burn until it melts fully. Focus on the person you want in your life.
  • Collect the melted wax in a paper and keep it safe.

Black Candles

Single black candle outside in the winter snow

Black candles are typically used to banish negative energy but need to be handled very carefully. Children and people who are emotionally drained should not use these candle colors.

  • Do not use black candles at all if you consider black to be a negative or evil color.

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