Colors of Candles: What Do Different Candle Colors Mean

colors of candles and what they meanColors play an important role in our lives and even when we do creative work or meditate, we can lend distinctive vibrations and focus our intentions better through the burning of different colored candles. Indeed; candle “magick” is an important and much studied science and art (which many feel, wrongly, is associated with black magic or witchcraft).


In this guide, we will only refer to the use of candle colors and their meanings for linking to individual energies as based on different colored Chakras. We hope that the candle colors and their meanings given below will work positively on specific forces of the Universe in order to strengthen your affirmations. This, in turn, can help you direct the Universal energy towards particular (positive) conclusions.

Principle behind candle magic

Candle magic is based on the same principle as that of color therapy. Different colors have different frequencies which, in turn, have different effects on the human psyche. We can use these effects in a positive manner to enhance our mind power. Likewise, some candles are also fragrant and the different fragrances can also reflect differently on one’s feelings and emotions. Therefore, through candle magic, practitioners can make use of varying fragrances and colors of candles to create different effects for their clients.

According to the science of candle magic, specific candles may be used on specific days of the week, since these colors are also associated with the different Planets. Thus:

  • Sunday– Gold or yellow candles
  • Monday– Silver, Grey or White
  • Tuesday– Red
  • Wednesday– Purple
  • Thursday– Blue
  • Friday– Green
  • Saturday– Black or Purple

Candle colors for healing purpose

Candle magic therapists also recommend specific colored candles for addressing different illnesses. In brief, these are:

  • Allergies- Violet
  • Anxiety- Rose
  • Colds- Green/violet
  • Depression- Orange/Indigo/Rose
  • Insomnia- Blue
  • Indigestion- Yellow
  • Fever- Blue
  • Headaches- Green/blue
  • Diabetes- Yellow

What do different candle colors mean?

Here are the meanings of different candle colors in general:

  1. White candles– Destruction of negative energy, peace, truth and purity
  2. Purple candles– Spiritual awareness, wisdom, tranquility
  3. Lavender Candles– Intuition, Paranormal, Peace, Healing
  4. Blue and Deep Blue Candles– Meditation, Healing, Forgiveness, Inspiration, Fidelity, Happiness, and opening lines of Communication.
  5. Green Candles– Money, Fertility, Luck, Abundance, Health (not to be used when diagnosed with Cancer), Success
  6. Rose and Pink Colored Candles– Positive self love, friendship, harmony, joy
  7. Yellow Candles– Realizing and manifesting thoughts, confidence, bringing plans into action, creativity, intelligence, mental clarity, clairvoyance.
  8. Orange Candles– Joy, energy, education, strength attraction, stimulation
  9. Red or Deep red Candles– Passion, energy, love, lust, relationships, sex, vitality, courage.
  10. Black Candles– Protection, absorption and destruction of negative energy and also repelling negative energy from others
  11. Silver candle– Goddess or feminine energy, remove negativity, psychic development
  12. Gold candle– Male energy, Solar energy, fortune, spiritual attainment,

Candle magick practitioners often recommend writing names, dates, birthdates and certain symbols on the candle (or its enclosing glass) to reaffirm one’s intentions. Additionally, the candles must be anointed in oil and you can use simple Olive oil or specific essential oils to dress the candle and increase their effectiveness. Based upon the intentions or reasons why you are using candle colors based on their specific meanings, you will require taking a bath or cleansing the mind through meditation. The dressing of the candle is itself a ritual where you must completely focus on the intention while rubbing the oil on the wax of the candle.

Candle Types

Candles are also of different types as given below:

  • Double action
  • Reversible
  • 7 Knob
  • Colored figure
  • Adam and Eve or
  • Witch candles

Based on specific candle color meanings these can be used for the following affirmations and intentions:

  1. To draw good luck and wealth and remove negative people- Double Action Black or Green candle
  2. To attract love- Double action red candle
  3. To enhance spiritual energy- Double action white or black candle
  4. To attract good spirits- Reversible black on the outside and red on inside
  5. To get success, win, or acquire a job- 7 Knob Green colored candle
  6. To bring Peace at home or in business- 7 Knob white
  7. To bring passion in a relationship- Adam and Eve candle in red color
  8. To add power or make written affirmations more powerful- Use red witch candle, place the paper underneath the candle.

Here is a bundle of 4 handcrafted colored candles for good health, healing, positive energy and money.

We leave you with a disclaimer that we are not responsible for how you use the information presented above. The owner of this site is also not responsible for the accuracy or effectiveness of the different candle colors and their meanings presented above.

Comments

  1. Hello! I have had an issue with a friend of mine, as I told her some personal information that, looking back on, was not good for her to know or thoughtful to tell her. Is there any way candles can help her forget these conversations? Even just make her second guess the conversations would be helpful. Thank you!

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hello Cheese;

      Sorry to hear that you feel as if you spilled the beans on some things that you may not have. This is likely happening for a reason. The spirits do like to take opportunities to teach us lessons. This is likely a lesson of holding your tongue, even when comfortable.
      Chances are good that her knowing this information may never be a problem.
      And there is little you can actually do, until such a time comes that she gets mad and uses it against you.

  2. Hi what candles can i use in bringing back my x girlfriend, we were planning to get married but suddenly she left me and is going to be with another man, what candles can i use to destroy her relationship with the guy and bring her back to me again?

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hello Sam;

      I got your email and will respond to you there, my friend.

      Miss Sha’
      Inexplicable Things

  3. Francisca Ndujihe says:

    Please I will like to share something with you privately

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Miss Francisca,

      Are you speaking to me, or to the author of this article?

      Anyone is free to contact me. . . probably the same for the author, as well! LOL

      inexplicablethings at yahoo

  4. Heather says:

    Is there any particular color candle for love. I have a guy who I’m interested and seemed to be really into me. Then he just stop contacting me. He did say he was having family issues.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hello Miss Heather;

      You can use either red, or pink, depending upon the ‘type’ of love or love interest you are hoping to manifest. Love is a bit ‘hotter’ than pink – it’s more intense, fiery, passionate. It can easily spill over into the lust category. For a sweeter, gentler love, use pink. Pink is more about harmony and affection.

      If he stopped contacting you, you can also burn a blue or orange candle to help open the lines of communication.

      Hope this helps!

      Miss Sha’
      Inexplicable Things

  5. Hello I’m trying to find out what color candle I use, to keep a person away from me and my children, are there candles for that?

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hi Miss Kay;

      You can use black or grey candles for this type of work. You can dress them with banishing oils, commanding/dominating oils, etc. You can also simply focus your intent and write their name on paper and place it under the candles. Some shops do, in fact, offer banishing type candles pre-made for your convenience.

      Hope this helps!

      Miss Sha’ – Inexplicable Things

      • Sueann joseph says:

        Morning, need to know what candle i can light to get pregnant, to get a good job and marriage early next year.

        • Miss Sha' says:

          Hello Miss Sueann;

          Green or pink are the best colors for fertility work. I make fixed fertility candles for clients and recently switched from green to pink. Green is a great color for fruits of your labor, success, fertility, growth, new beginnings – all perfect for conception. Pink is for pure, sweet, gentle love, as well as fostering the motherly instinct.
          Green would be good for job success as well, but you may also consider an orange candle for a road opener – to make sure that all doors are opened before you really seek employment.

          Marriage – red or pink would be perfect.

  6. Crystal Perez says:

    Good afternoon my husband left the house due to marital problems related to family he is very confused wants to come back home but has not for about 7 weeks now. I want to know what color of candles to use. He has lots of anger, everything that is said around him makes him very upset and that he keeps bringing the past up on every disagreement we have. He has hate, anger issues that he cannot control himself.. please respond back thank you in advance.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hello Crystal;

      What is keeping him from returning home?

      There are several things here that will need to be addressed before true reconciliation can happen.

      I would start with a blue candle. Focus on open communication, happy home and harmony energies. Everything else, we can build and address from there. . . but communication is the first key.

      Feel free to reach out to me, if you wish. 🙂 Happy to help if I can.

  7. Dakota says:

    Candles are RIGHTLY associated with witchcraft. There’s nothing wrong with it.

  8. Nikki says:

    Good afternoon: can you email me and explain to me how the green candle works for (money) please.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Nikki,
      Happy to help. Green candles are great symbols for propserity, wealth and abundance. By focusing your energies on what you are seeking – and using a green candle for it’s symbolism, it can help bring money into (manifest) your life. In the type of magick that I practice as well as teach, I have students write a petition or prayer – just a few words about what they are seeking (and keep it realistic) – don’t ask for $100k to buy a home, when you are not working – it won’t work that way! LOL – But general prosperity, extra hours at work to help pay bills, etc. Then they can add things around the candle such as money-drawing herbs (bay leaves, alfalfa, agrimony) or things like prosperity rice, dirt taken from a bank parking lot, etc. Anything to help focus on the desired manifestation. If you would like more information, please feel free to reach out to me. Always willing to help guide or teach. Miss Sha’ – inexplicablethings at yahoo . com

  9. BARTHOLOMEW MESSIAH says:

    Good Afternoon Sir,

    I have a very hard condition even to eat is a problem, not to talk of paying my kids bills. Please help me on what to do.

  10. Hi, in regards to the green candle, my mother just got diagnosed with breast cancer and is having a mastectomy soon. Definitely trying to surround the home with positive and healthy vibes and scents. Where is the best place to obtain a black candle? Any black in particular? Also any scents? Thank you in advance!

    • Miss Sha' says:

      I actually would opt for two candles – one blue candle for happy home and harmony, but it also pulls in the healing energies that blue readily brings. I would also burn a pink candle – which can not only be a strong symbol for recognized the breast cancer – but also bring joy, sweet self love, understanding – and the two together can help prime you for the fight you, and your mother, now face.

      If black is still what you seek, you can get black candles from Michael’s or a hobby shop periodically . . . sometimes Walmart will have them. Or you can easily obtain them online from Etsy shops, or any online conjure shop. We make candles – black being one of them. We also have a list of recommended shops that you can check out if you prefer to purchase from elsewhere. In the hoodoo and conjure community, black candles are probably one of the most widely used colors! LOL

      My mother is a breast cancer survivor – so my heart goes out to you. Blessings and strength! <3

      Miss Sha'
      Inexplicable Things

      • Positive goddess says:

        My mom is a breast cancer survivor and she is so negative and miserable one with her health all the way around she has diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, 2: with her weight she needs to lose weight to have her fat transferred from her stomach to her breast and it keeps getting pushed back because she refuses to work out and watch her eating habits. She is wanting to be in love but still married and holding on to her husband, She is unhappy with her job, she is unhappy with where she is in life(trying to buy a house and not having a mate). I try to encourage her to eat health and exercise but she doesn’t want to. I burn a red candle for love for both of us in all things we are trying to pull, I burn a brown candle for stability, a green candle for money and prosperity, and a honey colored one for problem solving. I’m not really seeing much of a difference in her but sometimes in my very hard struggle of life that I am trying to pull myself out of for me kids. Please help with ideas.

  11. Do you have to use the candle types list above or can you just use regular candles too? Also this may seem like a weird question but the colour of the candle is that just on the outside I have coloured candles but the colour is only on the out side, when you burn the candles the wax inside is white? Hope that makes sense.

  12. ExquisiteCorpse says:

    I am curious if i was cursed at some point in life. Never receiving unconditional love by anyone (especially family) other than a child yet since i longed for that i always tried being worthy of it and able and willing to offer it. I am a young single mother currently on hospice and trying to settle all my affairs and couldn’t possibly be more lost.

    • Danielle Mincey Whtie says:

      Dear One;
      In settling your affairs; GIVE to Yourself what you didn’t receive from your family. I never received unconditional love. . .in the 6 years since realizing that at the time, my father (on his deathbed) confirmed what I always knew: that he too, felt like I was “too strong” and needed to be humbled. At the time, I was devastated. Yet, in that devastation I was left with a choice: either allow the “truth” to cripple me for the rest of my life; or commit to loving myself in all the ways I felt were denied to me. I chose the latter. There have been overwhelming times when the conditioning of my first 48 years of life seemed impossible to overcome. Yet, I have.
      Daily – at least 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes before bed; Look in a mirror and staring deeply into your eyes pray the Ho’oponopono:
      “I’m sorry.”
      “Please forgive me.”
      “Thank you.”
      “I love you.”
      Blessings,

  13. Melissa says:

    Hi 🙂
    I just had a quick question about the note you made on green candles not to be used with cancer? Beyond not wanting to put your hopes for a cure into a candle I was curious if there was more reason for not using it. If perhaps their was a possibility of a negative effect instead of a positive/no effect.
    Thank you for your time

    • Elora says:

      Green is generally used for abundance. If you’re trying to rid something, use a black candle instead.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hi Melissa;

      Elora is right – green candles are usually about abundance, fertility, prosperity. I went back and re-read about the green not being used if one has been diagnosed with cancer . . . I am still confused about this. I have been a swamp witch for over 40 years, and studied many different paths. No where, in all my years, have I read anything about not using a green candle if you have been diagnosed with cancer. I wish the writer would have elaborated on this.

      Now, in my philosophy, you can use candles for the opposite – green to remove prosperity or drain money away, red to remove love from a couple, etc. But still, nothing related to cancer and the color green.

      For a healing candle – the first thing I do is meditate and speak with spirit – they guide me to the color of candles I make for healing candles. They will often opt for white, pink or even a light blue or light green. I will then create a sigil for the type of healing work I am doing, carve that into the candle, the dress the candle with herbs that are known to assist with the type of healing I am doing. I have had much luck/success with doing it this way. Hope this helps.

      Miss Sha’
      Inexplicable Things.org

      • Stephen says:

        Please, I have some personal questions to ask you please can you send me a mail? Stefano.pro134 @ gmail.com

  14. Hi, I used spiritual tools and things went very wrong. How do I get the unwanted spirits to leave me alone. FOREVER. I feel like they follow me around everywhere. I get a sense of paranoia. I used a smudging stick and stuff fell over in my bathroom right after I finished smudging. I hear noises and Im not the only one who feels this way.

    • Scarlet says:

      On YouTube there is a video on there called psychic protection against psychic attacks frequency that falls under the category you are describing. it worked fine for me. Best of luck to you.

    • put salt around the house in doorways on thresholds. get a cinnamon broom and hang on the wall where most of the activity is. bathroom i am thinking would be a good place. tell them openly to leave they are not welcome in your home. you can also place (or carry) black tourmaline or smokey quartz. and dont be afraid to smudge again. breath and remain calm. emotions feed spirits.

  15. Thankgod says:

    I need money to pay up all my debts, I am in a mess please help me. I have graduated since 2010 and am yet to collect my result which is why I am loosing a lot of good jobs and money. I want to be rich, I am riding the machine as commercial to feed my family, please what will I do now for Gods sake.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      What do you mean you have yet to collect your results? You mean your grades/diploma? That needs to be taken up with the school you graduated from. You will need to contact them and obtain a copy of your records. It’s been 8 years?! How did you not get them before now? LOL Schools will keep records – so it may take some work, but they can provide you with the records. Be aware, you may have to pay for them though. Once you have that taken care of, we can work on the metaphyiscal side to help increase your financial standing- but you gotta do the work on the mundane side first. Get a copy of those records!!

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Also … ‘wanting to be rich’ – likely not going to actually happen. Once must have realistic goals – you can work to increase wealth, prosperity, etc – Magick can be used to help assist this, or open roads, etc – but to just ‘be rich’ – metaphysical assistance doesn’t work that way. You gotta work for it!

      • Jacky Boy says:

        Miss sha, if you could email me at Kirkpatrickjoey @ gmail.com I would appreciate it. I have a few questions about some personal matters and if you could take a few minutes to share your thoughts, experience and suggestions on these that would be amazing.

    • carmen Lopez says:

      Hello try reading this book called You can Heal your life by Lous Hay,
      Our words become truth our thought become real, the phrases we use sometimes like, I never have money, so it becomes truth, instead of that say, I always have money, money comes to me easy, there is generous people everywhere, love is everywhere. never say negative words

    • Sharon Tyson says:

      Im in debt also my son is in trouble with the law is there any candles or perfume to keep him out of jail…And to keep him off drugs as well

      • Miss Sha' says:

        Hi Miss Sharon;

        You would need to tackle these problems separately. Debt can be worked on through prosperity works. You can use green candles, along with money drawing herbs, oils, powders – or just simply your focused intent. You can write out a petition/prayer and place it under the candle. You can also purchase candles and oils that are pre-fixed, or you can do them yourself.

        If you have tried this before, but nothing of note manifested, what I like to recommend to my clients is to start a prosperity lamp/money lamp at home. It’s a great way to keep prosperity coming into your household, without the need to continuously burn money-drawing candles. I would be happy to share a little video I made recently that will show you how to make one.

        For your son and problems with the law – traditionally, a Law Keep Away oil or powder works nicely. He also needs to focus on changing his behavior so not to draw any unnecessary attention to himself.

        To keep him off drugs – a good healing candle made by someone that has skill with putting those types of energies into such candles, might help. A good healing candle to help heal an addiction. Then, once that is complete, a Cut & Clear work to remove them from the situation would sever the ties.

        Hope this helps!

        Miss Sha’
        Inexplicable Things

  16. How can one stop negative spirits and rejection in marriages and relationships?

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hi Henry –

      Negative spirits – are you experiencing this? If so, how?

      Rejections in marriage – how do you mean? Have you been engaged and then the other party changed their mind? Have you asked someone to marry you and they declined?

  17. Rachel Follin says:

    Hi I need help cleansing my house of negative energy. I have used a smudge stick of lavender and sage, I was wondering if there is anything more I could do?

    • You could try cutting the etheric cord. Write the name of the person or thing that is negative on a white candle, light the candle, deep breath an find your spirit guides and say “Dear Spirit Guides, I call upon you to help me heal, let go, and cut any etheric cords that are no longer serving my higher purpose. I ask that all cords attached to me that are not aligned with love, light and positive attention be released. Help me to release them and surround me with a healing light to protect me from future attachments. Thank You.” Let the candle burn out, get a warm bath and smudge your house again.

      • And say it 3 times either in your head or out loud. Also when you do this make sure it is in peaceful calm surroundings.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Jess has great recommendations. I would also add to this, protection around your home. There are hundreds of ways to do this! Happy to help with recommendations, if you need them.

  18. I have gained some unwanted weight due to stress and unsuccessful relationship. I think about going to the gym every day but don’t seem to make it. I need something to boost my motivation and discipline. This is also an issue in other parts of my life. What do you recommend?

    • I have a boyfriend that has a younger girl every time he go overseas they keep texting each other and hardly have time for me what can i do.

  19. Good afternoon I am asking you if you can help my boyfriend to get a job. He went on many interviews and sent out many applications but nothing comes his way. He even try to get a taxi to work and its a no no for him in every thing he tries. Please I am asking for your helping hand..

  20. I keep being told that there is a evil eye on me. How can i get rid of it?

  21. Jason Douglas Saville says:

    I always prefer only dazzling white candles. And light one at a time. Then I put it in a lantern. This will represent and mean purity, healing, prayer, signs of God, forgiveness, and so much more. Therefore, a dazzling white flaming candle represents Heaven and God. We use white candles in the Catholic Church, especially during mass. This is real important.

  22. hi! i have been in love for the past 4 years with my ex. We keep trying and trying to make us work but it don’t seem like we can cause we have so much negativity in our past its effecting us now. Can you help me please with a candle that gets rid of negative energy and would make us finally work out.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hi Ellie
      It depends – why do they believe you have evil eye on you? Are you experiencing problems?

      Then, in order to get rid of it, it depends upon which faith you follow.
      There are a variety of ways and measures you can take, but it is important to know what faith you follow.

      • Am a catholic and i was told by tarot readers on many ocassions. About evil eye

        • Miss Sha' says:

          Very good – I would recommend a spiritual cleansing, as well as reading the following blog: catholicdeliverance.blogspot.com/2011/09/breaking-curses.html

          It has some great information, and prayers, for releasing the evil eye.

  23. What candle color should I use if i want to practice biokensis?

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hi! Great question! Are you practicing biokinesis for eye or hair color? I would recommend with a purple candle, perhaps for personal power and focus.

      • Tnx for replying
        I want to start with changing my hair color because i feel and believe that changing hair color can be way easier than reaching my other goals. But my main goals are changing my nose and face shape which are more difficult than changing hair color

  24. My husband pushed me out of his house after giving birth through CS and had kidney injury, after all that I survived but out of fear that I might die he ended the marriage and took my 4 months baby. What should I do to make him suffer just the way am suffering right now?

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Sophia, my dear – I am sorry to hear about your troubles. There are several things at work here – and first and foremost – are you safe now? Second, do you have an attorney? Do you wish to fight for custody of your child?

      Feel free to reach out to me and we can discuss this in a more private forum. I may have some suggestions, or be able to direct to the right people.

  25. Good afternoon I’m writing to you because I need your help.. It’s about a guy I’m talking to now… But he and I met 1 of his past girlfriends and a mother in law of him cast a spell on him not to have any job, not to come to nothing good and so on so I was wondering what can you do to help him please… He went to a lot of interviews and nothing.. And I see where they say something about green candles.. Can you please explain.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hi Nikki –

      If he truly has something ‘on’ him, such a curse or hex – it needs to be removed before he will likely see much improvement. Depending upon who and how it was placed, will help decide how to go about the cleansing. A simple bath, candle burning or egg cleanse will not solve everything. If it is truly causing this much negativity in his day to day, then it could be a decently placed hex. A good reading may be able to detect the problem, but if the worker was like me, I ‘hide’ my hexes and curses, so they can not be traced back to me. LOL My grandmother taught me this, and it’s paramount in effective cursing. If he went to interviews, that mean he was getting the initial calls – a Road Opener could help there, or possibly have him carry a Crown of Success gris gris or mojo bag – but if it truly a curse, these will not likely help make the situation any better. I would start with the use of Break Spell powder and then follow up immediately with a good, healthy spiritual cleanse.

  26. Woodbeast says:

    Hello,

    I wanted to seek out some advise on what I might do in my spellwork regarding a situation of the heart I’m going through. I am sort of in love with a married man who also happens to be my manager at work (youch, I know.) I do not really want to do any spellwork pertaining to stealing him away from his wife or anything, he just means the absolute world to me. I genuinely love him, and the thing is, I suspect he might love me too. I just do not know in what context. Can you recommend anything I might do to further deepen our connection as either friends or potentially more? We are constantly touching one another – hugs, affectionate back strokes; more often than not if we’re talking he’s near pressed up against me or with his arm around me massaging me — and it’s not in a buddy buddy sort of way. More often than not he’s initiating since I’m quite shy. He’s exceedingly affectionate towards me and visibly hanging on my every word (absolutely obsessed with my art and the comic I’m writing); it’s so bad other coworkers have noticed how he lights up if he even talks about me (and he’s been nosy about my out-of-work dealings with them, wanting to know what we did.) He’s helped me through difficult personal issues in my life and I want nothing more than to be closer to him. The only times he’s mentioned his wife to me, it held hints of sadness. I truly don’t know what to do, but it’s getting more and more intense every day we’re together. I love him, and I want him to know it while being unable to verbalize it for fear of breaching some work rules, or something.. Not that it already hasn’t at some level.

    Thanks for any help.

    P.S. I don’t know if it’s poignant to mention we’re both boys and he’s older. I’m in my late twenties and he’s 40. Though he acts like a giddy teenage boy in my company. 😉 We’ve known each other for about a year, and it’s only gotten as intense as it has in the past 5 months after he had gone on a vacation and I confessed part of my feelings to him that it was hard to not have him near me and that I missed him.

    • Contact me on my email and i will tell you what to do to get him to be totally loyal to you and committed. ezeeby60 @ yahoo.com

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Just keep in mind that any spell work or conjure work that you do – regarding matters of the heart – that if you (or a conjure worker) sways him – it will be against his natural instinct. Nothing wrong with that – however, please remember that love workings are like a fire – you must keep it stoked to keep it alive. If you do not stoke a fire, it will die. In a love working – if the conjurer fails to mention this, then they are not worth their salt as a worker and only out to take your money. If you work against him and sway him to come to you, unless you facilitate the “stoking” of this relationship – it will die and he will return to what is natural for him. I highly recommend you begin with a good reading – from someone you trust – to see if what you are seeking is truly possible. Then make a game plan – and begin the first step. There are many oils, powders and conjure candles that you can start with – well BEFORE you pay any worker for anything. I have a blog, a website, a Facebook group of over 5000, and we teach classes on how to manifest what you truly want. Feel free to reach out to me, if you would like. I will be happy to help in any way that I can.

  27. pumpkin21 says:

    What if I want the hot guy at the store….just for a few weeks. Wink/wink

    • Miss Sha' says:

      LOL – This is a common want/focus in rootwork! First, do you know if he is already otherwise occupied (married, committed relationship, etc). I ask this, because if he is, it will obviously be more difficult and potentially impossible. But, if you wish to attempt the work, I would recommend a pink candle dressed with a Follow Me Boy, Attraction & Seduction, or other love drawing oil. Also use a bit of the oil on yourself – a dab behind the ears, on your wrists, etc. Go to where he works. If possible, strike up a conversation with him, and break the touch barrier – touch is arm, etc. 😉 Give that a try and see what kind of response you get.

  28. What if I’m greedy and just want a lot of money! I’m talking expensive cars, jewelry, clothes (pleasures of life)! Is there any special magic for these. Someone suggested I go into invocations and demonology. Pls your advice n opinion?

    • Miss Sha' says:

      I am not one to judge, and we all want what we want – and there is nothing wrong with wanting more in the way of prosperity, etc. What is important here is that you see this as being greedy – so you are fully aware. The thing about most conjure work, is that you are seeking assistance from a higher power: spirits, ancestors, etc. They will often hear your request for increased prosperity – but they will assist only so much as to help you obtain what you need, not what you want. And there is a HUGE difference between them. I can help with suggestions for seeking more prosperity through conjure means. As for a demonolgy, you would need to speak to folks more well-read in to that. I know several that are, so if you need recommendations or referrals, please feel free to reach out to me and I can provide their contact information.

  29. Gm.. the guy did the candle thing and its almost a month now and nothing has happened for him so what else should he do? And my end I want you to help me in money, every time I get money it just disappears and I don’t see where it goes much less I still have a lot of things to do if you understand me.. so pls I need your help what should I do.. I want it to stay and grow..

    • Miss Sha' says:

      For the money situation – I would work out a budget. This will help you to see exactly where your money is going. Then make a plan of what is most important and start working towards that. You do that by figuring out what it step #1 and starting there. Do not move to step #2 until #1 is complete. It could take a while, but it will be worth it in the end. Also, be thankful for what you do have. Always give thanks to the spirits, no matter how little you feel you have. When you give thanks, they are much more inclined to assist you with more because they see that you recognize the sacrifice.

      As for the guy . . . what was his candle for? Returning to you?

      • It’s the guy that should get the job.. he used the green candle as you said but nothing as yet.

        • Inexplicable Things says:

          Nikki;
          Feel free to send me an email and we will walk through everything that you have tried. I will see if I can guide you through some additional steps to maybe get the ball rolling. There could be a number of reasons why there hasn’t been any movement yet.

  30. I’m using a white girl picture and name to chat white men on social networks, what colour should I use to gain their trust and love so they can send me money and gift cards? Please help me I need money this month cause we are resuming school by next month and I sponsor my schooling.

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Purple candles are great for any type of personal power over a situation. I would also perhaps dress the candle with a Sugar Daddy type oil. We have one in our shop that is called just that: Sugar Daddy – and has been used for this very same purpose many times with pretty good success. Can’t hurt! 😉

      • I sincerely hope you’re joking with the “Sugar Daddy” reply. I was completely appalled by that person’s statement, the *entire* statement, and I was positive that when I saw you’d replied it would have been a reprimand stating that candles are not meant for that sort of thing, but no, you actually give a suggestion and say to use Sugar Daddy oil!
        Actually, almost all of these comments go against candles and candle magic because a person needs to respect the candle and believe in the candle and the magic within the candle in order for the magic to work and work properly. People lighting green candles and expecting money to just fall from the sky (which seems to be what you have) are clearly people who do not understand/respect their candles.
        I have been working with candles for years. I have seen what they are capable of when you believe and trust in them, and I’ve used no oil stronger than pure olive oil. You have to be in the right frame of mind when you use a candle. You do not just scribble your intentions, rub some oil on it, light it and let it burn. You hold the candle with your intentions in mind, you see them coming true, and your tool that you write with must also be pure and cleansed, something wooden or silver and anointed with oil as well as your energy and intent. I hold my tools in my hands, once they’ve been covered with oil, and I just hold them and focus all of my energy and strength to my hands. I always feel the tools heat up and then I know they’re “done” and then I write my intentions on my candle(s), and I sometimes add in some Wicca symbols to strengthen the intent and the candle, and then I rub the oil onto the candle in the same way that I anointed my tool, and once the candle is completely covered in oil, I hold it in my hands and focus my energy and strength once again until I feel the candle growing warm in my hands and I feel that it is done, and then I light the candle, say “Blessed be” or “Thank you” or some other form of gratitude towards the candle for being blessed by its magic, and then I let it burn, untouched, until it goes out on its own. You *never* blow out a candle that is being used for magic purposes. You can snuff them, but do not blow them out. In my cases, I’ve always found it interesting because if I just burn a candle, when it’s done burning there is usually quite a bit of wax left behind, but when I’ve used candle magic and put intentions into a candle, it’ll burn down to absolutely nothing, just the little metal piece that was holding the wick, if there was one of those.
        I guess all I’m saying is, teach these people to respect candles, don’t just tell them that candles will grant wishes for them like genies. That’s not how they work, they take actual belief and intent and work.

        • Miss Sha' says:

          Awww, Sweetie, bless your heart.

          Child, lemme tell ya a little secret. Most folks don’t want your judgement. I am NOT Wiccan, nor any “light” magick. In fact, I am probably about as far from Wiccan that one can get. I am a Swamp Witch, sweetie! I do not conform to any mundane or neopagan magick or metaphysical theory about respecting the light and saying “blessed be” or anything of the sort. I am old school folk magick, conjure, hoodoo, rootwork. My ancestors, as did everyone’s ancestors, didn’t have time for any special ways of burning candles. They didn’t have time, nor desire, to sit for lengthy periods of time and focus all this undivided attention and energy into a candle and tools and lord knows what else. They use what they had, when they had it and they did it when they needed it. That, my dear, is the hoodoo way.

          The candle, the tools you speak of, the “olive” oil (which, by the way, is just like the oils we make, by hand, that we offer our customers, clients and friends – the only difference is, they actually contain herbs that are designed to money-draw, or love-draw, or curse and hex, or protect or send things back where they came . . . perhaps you have heard of it. . .it’s called herb magick! LOL) but these items are nothing more than tools, or props, for lack of better word. Little secret. . .you do NOT need any of it to manifest your desires. All that energy shift that you go through – honey, not all folks do it the same. It makes what we do, no less effective. Pomp and circumstance… pffft!

          As for the “sugar daddy” comments. . well, you obviously are NOT familiar with anything closely resembling old school conjure work or folk magick. . . be it southern, mountain, granny magick . . . Sugar Daddy is about as old as it gets. Hell, prostitutes and ladies of the night used such formulas back in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s. And if you don’t like that. . .lord, you would hate to hear what they did with menstrual blood and other bodily fluids!

          There are a million different philosophies and ways of following a path. Don’t be so damn quick to judge how others perform their magick and rituals. LOL In hoodoo and conjure, we practice the art of live and let live. And until you walk a mile in my shoes, darlin’, I would caution to keep these judgemental comments to oneself. Before now, I don’t recall seeing you offer these kind folks any help. At least I have given my two cents worth, which happens to be based upon 4 decades of swamp conjure, and old school hoodoo and rootwork – which I can safely say . . has been pretty damn effective. You have NO way of knowing what level of respect myself, of any of these folks asking questions, actually hold for candles, energy manipulation, or anything of that nature. You do it your way, sweets, I shall do it mine.

          Conjure on, darlin . . . but lose the judgement and telling others they are wrong. We all don’t go through life the same way. Doesn’t make you right and us wrong. . . makes you different. #DoItYourWay

          Wanna see what a swamp witch does, visit my page sometime: inexplicablethings.com That should clear up any notion that we all need to be Wiccan and follow the same path.

          • Awesome.. one thing I have picked up through very well locally know advisors is do it with full intent and don’t judge! I am a novice at all of this but I light candles with true heartfelt intent and believe. I sometimes put paper under candles, other times I write intentions on it. It depends on the mind set on what is going on that day. I now know who my light guide and protector are. Confirmed by two completely opposite spectrum readers/advisors. I am still adjusting to knowing who they are and trying to do my life’s purpose/job. I noticed when I turn and really trust and believe I feel more at peace and in control. That is not to say I’m not lazy too. Thank you because it’s also in how you ask. I say bring financial and business success. I think now it maybe better to ask for it still but with “show me and allow me to be open to the signs and opportunities to gain my request”.

        • It was an extremely informative and helpful comment. Thank you so much for this, Crystal!
          Now i have a question about blowing the candle out, i was burning the black one, to get cleansed from all the negativity, and then a friend of mine was over, and they blew it off, they didn’t know about how i use them. Can i light it again, and finish it?

  31. Nikkita says:

    Good morning you didn’t reply to my question about my baby father.. please.

  32. Jones Gyimah Boadi says:

    I am loosing a lady because I don’t Have money I want to know what candle I can pray with to get money

    • Miss Sha' says:

      Hi! First things’ first . . . why do you want to hang onto a woman that is only after money? You do realize that you will never be as important to her as the money. I would be a bad guide if I didn’t bring up this point. With that being said. . . green. Green or gold – these are the colors of prosperity, wealth and abundance. Focus on the amount of money you NEED – not the amount of money you WANT. There is a huge difference. And sit this woman down and tell her that money isn’t everything – and that she should be thankful she has someone that is willing to reach out to others and seek guidance in order to keep her. She should be thankful!! And you should really consider letting that one go! 😉

      Miss Sha’
      Inexplicable Things

      • Jones Gyimah Boadi says:

        Thanks for your advice miss sha
        God bless you

      • Hi I’m going through a really hard time there was a man who I looked at as a very good/close friend we started out as him being my spiritual advisor then just got close recently he’s been helping a homeless woman who claims she loves him and he has pushed me away what can I use to help heal and get through this hard time and do you feel like this will end soon.

        • Miss Sha' says:

          Hi Stef –
          Very sorry to hear this. It’s funny how folks we think we know can change so quickly when another comes into their lives – I am proud of you for wanting to find closure, heal and move on. It won’t happen quickly – when we lose someone, we must go through the grieving process – this includes losing people out of our lives that were friends. But you can focus on changing your perspective. The best candles to facilitate this type of healing are blue or white.

  33. Leslie Eden Nsame says:

    Let him use the green or white candle to pray and call on the Holy angel Barachiel to open doors of blessing for him and in faith it shall be done. Use psalm 20 and 27 to pray

    • Nikkita says:

      Gm… Thank you for your reply. My baby father left along time ago, he left me for another woman but he wants me back but because I’m not interested he told me I’ll regret it and for the past 6 months he stopped sending money for his kids. Please tell me what candle I can use to keep sending money back plus what he owes in the past 6 months.

      • Nikkita says:

        Thank you.. but should I read over it.. and how do I go about to start?

      • Miss Sha' says:

        Hi Nikkita – first, do you have a court order about the child support? You can force that through – he can’t simply withhold the support because you don’t want to be with his cheatin’ ass! I would recommend either a green candle for the prosperity/financial side of things, a blue to perhaps reconcile and at least get him to pay the monies owed, or black – for crossing the situation and domination. Write a petition with what you need to happen. Place it under the candle and focus all your intent on what you want to manifest. Remember to be realistic – not some outrageous thing that you know he will never do. But be realistic. Now, on the other hand, you could make it all about your children – which spirit is often inclined to work for. Burn a yellow or white candle for justice – justice for your children so they have what they need.

        Miss Sha’
        Inexplicable Things

      • Good morning thank you for your reply.

  34. Nikkita says:

    Good nite I know a guy that gives out a lot of application to the business place but don’t get anything in return so what candle should he use?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      In swamp conjure, we would use a green or orange candle. Green is the color of prosperity – as well as crown of success. Orange is the color for opening blocked doors.

  35. I am entering the working work. I need a candle for myself which I can be successful in attaining this job. It is an airline job and it requires a lot of memorization. What candle should I use to bust through the training class of 4 weeks and to successfully graduate and reach what goal I search afterwards. I can’t fail any of the tests, I must maintain an 80% on every test to pass.

    • inxplicablethings says:

      Carmen, I would recommend burning a Block Buster or Road Opener candle – they are used in Hoodoo and folk magick to unlock doors, and open new paths, remove obstacles. But, if you prefer, an orange or yellow candle can help with focus for studying, as well as overcoming obstacles. Feel free to reach out to me if you need more info: inexplicablethings at yahoo . com

      • Yes, yes, yes! Thank you, Miss Sha’. I am just now finding this message and am very grateful and appreciative with your advice.
        I am very familiar with this one candle the Blockbuster. My biggest problem is I can burn candles at home due to my husband. He doesn’t know I am into hoodoo and since I have married to him for 18yrs. I have used any. I keep with me the oils and a mojo bag. However, I do need to find a way to burn them so I can focus in class.
        I did get the job but didn’t pass the test with an 80% but I will have another opportunity to go through training again in May.

        • I meant I can’t burn candles at home.

        • Carmen says:

          Do I need day candle or another type?

          • Miss Sha' says:

            Hey Carmen – I am just seeing this message! Lord have mercy they are slow on the notifications!! This is why I always include my email or our website! (info (at) inexplicablethings . com).
            Okay, you don’t have to do a 7 day candle – you can burn plain ol’ pillar or coach style conjure candles, even a votive would work. We actually started making conjure candles that disguised as soy aroma therapy tins . . . . LOL. For when you gotta be sneaky 😉

    • Tonetta L Brooks says:

      I got a red candle. The guy at the store said this candle will bring him back to me

  36. MagickElle says:

    Great article! I have a question and need your advice, please: I am a beginner in doing candle work. I burned a white candle for my best friend who was facing some health concerns and hoping for good news. I inscribed her full name on the candle, birthday, and some other words, as well, on the candle (such as health, peace, joy). I also wrote her name and a positive affirmation on a piece of paper and put it underneath the candle. I felt I did the right thing; however, over the past couple of weeks, my friend seems to have turned on me–she will not talk to me or call me. I hope I didn’t do an incorrect thing in her direction by burning the white candle, as I read above it signifies removing negativity, providing peace, joy, etc. I feel I may need to do something different at this point, but not sure. She is also a pagan and more experienced in these matters (magic, psychic abilities, etc), so I am not sure if she sensed I burned a candle for her and was trying to put out good energy for her and is angry at me but won’t tell me–who knows?! I would never do anything to harm her. Please advise. Thank you.

    • inxplicablethings says:

      Magickelle –
      You did all the correct things – as you were guided to do. Really is no right or wrong way, but you did well. I do know, from experience, that some folks don’t deal well with magick being done on them/around them. Sometimes the energies will cause them to lash out, be emotional or aggressive. It will mostly likely pass – but if you feel up to, tell your friend that you burned a candle on her behalf and what it was for. That may help clear the air. And if you need, please contact me and I can look into for you.

      • MAGICKELLE says:

        Thank you for taking the time out to reply to me, and thank you for your encouraging words. I think that is what has happened–she is good at doling out advice to others (which is what she always does–good at being a mother hen!), but when it comes to her, she does not like it. She has given me advice to burn a white candle for myself and take a sage bath, so that’s partly where I got the idea to burn a white candle for her? When I give her advice, she kinda scoffs. I’m fairly certain she is ignoring me aside from going through her own issues, but also because she senses I have done some work in her favor and doesn’t like it. right now, I’m giving her some space, so perhaps in due time, I’ll check back in with her and see how she’s doing. I would definitely like more guidance from you and will contact you. Thank you, again!

  37. Hi
    I have a son that drinks a lot, he is only 28yrs old. I know he is going through some things that he is not telling me about. I ask him to talk to me or someone he can trust like God or a good friend.
    I need to find a candle that will take away the feeling to drink. I am so worried please help, which candle can I burn.

  38. Bilsongz says:

    Please i have been struggling with money matters in my life since i completed college. Whatever i do get spoiled on the way. Sometimes I feel so confused and ask myself what is wrong or have i done anything wrong to deserve this kind of life. Please help me.

    • inxplicablethings says:

      You could do a Road Opening working or burn a candle designed for this. Set your intent and write out a quick petition. I would follow up with a Crown of Success Gris Gris.

      • Bilsongz says:

        Pls i did not understand. Can you be more clear?
        What is road opening and what is crown of success gris gris?
        And what type of candle color figures should i use?

        • inxplicablethings says:

          A road opener is a candle burning or working that helps remove obstacles for your path. In hoodoo and southern folk magick, they are also known as Block Busters. They can help open doors that were previously blocked. Do you know what a gris gris is? They are charms/talismans – also called mojo bags, mojo hands, etc. They contain things such as herbs, curios, minerals, etc that help facilitate an outcome. A Crown of Success gris gris would be on that you can carry with you – to help bring about success in things you do. Many of my students and clients have achieved success by carrying one. Those would be my recommendations. As to what type of candle color figure – I am not sure I understand. Do you mean figure like a male or female? Or did you just mean color? I would recommend orange for road opener, green for any type of prosperity (or gold, but they are more difficult to come by), and finally crown of success would do well with purple – purple is a great color for personal power and taking charge of things. Hope this helps. Feel free to visit inexplicablethings.com for more ideas.

  39. Bianca says:

    Im facing stress for almost a couple of weeks – what color can i use?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      Hi Bianca –
      For anti-stress, I would recommend yellow or blue. Yellow is great for combating stress. Blue is about peace, tranquility and happy harmonies.

  40. Harriet Raynolds says:

    Please I’m chatting to a man and am using a woman name and photo, but the man used to love me and talk to me all the time and promise to send me money, but after some time he has blocked me from his phone from not being able to talk to him or text him. What candle do i need to buy to have him back begging for me?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      Harriet, honey, you may need a bit more than a candle. It depends . . . what was he getting out of the relationship? And was it always about him sending you money? If so, he could have felt like Mr. Moneybags. We have to keep men feeling needed and important 😉 I would recommend a red or purple candle – but dressed with a Sugar Daddy oil/powder. We have both the oils and powders – but either one would work well.

      The hard part . . . is opening up communication again. Maybe work on opening the lines of communication first, then work on the Sugar Daddy aspect.

      Miss Sha’
      Inexplicable Things

    • None.
      you are just exploiting someone for money, go get a decent job.

      • inxplicablethings says:

        Scale, while this may be true for you – and I don’t disagree – but you obviously know very little about folk magick. Hoodoo, Rootwork, Swamp Conjure, Applachian Magicks – they all have a little something for getting men (or women) to spend money on person. It’s just plain old school. Now, I think there should be some give and take – but I am not here to judge others. Just let Harriet do what she wants to do.

  41. taurus kelley says:

    can i use a gold candle to help draw a boost of testosterone? i feel like i could have been hexed and i got a gold candle which is for male energy. i also want to know do i have to burn it on Sunday or can i do it tonight or does it matter which day? i know it is about intention

    • inxplicablethings says:

      Hi! To boost testosterone, I would actually advise a red candle. Red is for vitality, sexual energy, sexual health and strength. I think it would do more to boost testosterone than a gold candle would. Honestly, it does not matter what night you burn. Some folks follow the moon or days of the week for candle burning or specific working – but I say do what you need to do when you need to do it. Don’t wait. It doesn’t really change much. And if you truly feel that you have been hexed or cursed, you may need a good spiritual cleanse to get rid of it. If so, let me know and I can offer suggestions.

      Inexplicable Things

      • Shiquita says:

        Hi, I’m not a person who practice but I have spoken with numerous psychics and even had my Palm read. Also visit and have given money to a psychic in person. She had me to lay down and she put some drops in my mouth, gave me a light blue candle that have an anatomy body on it and had words written such as cancer, diabetes, job etc… bath salt etc. I never use any of the stuff she gave me but I can say almost my entire family has passed on from cancer. Everything that I have touched has crumbled and I’m always getting fired. I mean I make so many enemies and I don’t know what I do to have them? I have no friends. Im trying to understand, what have I done to myself? And how to undo whatever I have done.. its like history continues to repeat itself on different days. Also a lady had written a letter on my relationship and me. Which I never gave her permission. What kind of magic did she do? I’ve been having these problems over 7 years! Please give me some information you may have to help me.

        • inxplicablethings says:

          Shiquita, I would highly recommend a good soul cleaning spiritual cleanse. A good one, like the one I was taught, will negate any workings being done to you, remove jinx, curse, hex, evil eye, jealousy, negativity – and it helps open roads for new chapters in your life and I always follow up with some protection. Not knowing the whole story, I cannot speak on the type of magick this woman used, but I can offer you ways on moving past this and getting things sorted out.

          Blessings –
          Inexplicable Things

  42. I want favour and luck, and a job. Which color will I use??

    • inxplicablethings says:

      Job or prosperity of any kind does well with green. However, orange is a great color to help open roads and remove obstacles. And purple is all about personal power. So it all depends upon the actual aspect you going for. Or, use a combination. 🙂

  43. Natalia says:

    Do moon phases matter? And can I burn black and white together with some color I need?

  44. whats a 7 knob candle?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      A 7 knob is just that … it has 7 knobs. They are traditionally used by allowing one knob to burn down each day, for 7 days. Or, if you have 7 areas you wish to work on. We have them in our shop. Let me know if you need more information or ideas on how to burn them.

      Miss Sha’
      Inexplicable Things

  45. Hello please when can I use the good luck candle?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      You can use a Good Luck or any luck drawing candle, anytime you feel the need.

  46. After praying with the candle. Do we leave it to burn all or off it for next time?

    • alitlmonkee says:

      I remeber reading somewhere that one should meditate with the candle until it either burns itself out naturally or completely melts to nothing. The one time I remember it working best was when I let the candle melt to nothing.
      For the record however, I have only used candle magick a handful of times and not a regular practitioner of any particular faith.

  47. My mom has heart surgery to do and has cancer. Dreamt her telling my aunt she doesn’t think she would make it. what candle should I use?

    • Angela Williams says:

      REA- Dark purple for servere illness healing. White for protection and healing.

  48. I’ve had an evil mother in law and her 3 evil daughters have been trying their hards to break up my husband and I for 24 years, every year they’re getting worse. Which candles or reversible candles can I us?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      There are several things you could do. You could sweeten them to you – so they leave you alone. You could banish them from your marriage (which can be difficult since they are family and tied to your husband), or you could do work to shut them the hell up! LOL

      Miss Sha’
      Inexplicable Things

  49. BONNIE GREATOREX says:

    Thank you!

  50. what color to use to draw good energy to you while doing the rituals and how would you know the good energy is there with you

  51. What is a double action candle mean?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      Double or Dual action – means just that… for two specific purposes. Black and Red: banishing or reversing, etc.

  52. siphokazi says:

    Hi if you want to apply green and pink to achieve your goals what should i do?

    • inxplicablethings says:

      What are your goals? Green is for finances, wealth, prosperity, fertility – pink is for compassion and enduring love. What are you looking to do?

  53. Isabella says:

    You said not to use a green candle when dealing with cancer, my mother was and she collapsed the other night what color should I use in its place

  54. I like unicorns.

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