Monday, March 25, 2013

Book of Shadows: Candle Colors and their Magickal Purposes

      


Candle Color Correspondences

Pink: Love, compassion, calm, peace, attraction, friendship, happiness, relaxation. Pink can be burned to for rituals designed to improve self-love. Ideal for weddings, hand-fastenings and all forms of union.

Yellow: Critical Thinking, study, purification, luck, confidence, divination, communication, eloquence, travel, Money*. Yellow is the color of the element Air. Yellow be burned during rituals to heighten visualization abilities. Program a yellow candle to stimulate your conscious mind and burn it before studying for any purpose, let it burn during your studies. *Money is here associated with yellow because of the association with Air and Lord Hermes/Mercury, god of merchants and trade.

Red: Courage, strength of will, power, passion, lust, passionate love, anger, maintaining health, bodily strength, physical energy, sex, protection and defensive magick. This is the color of the element Fire. Red is associated with life/death since it is the color of blood.

Green: money, wealth, prosperity, healing, luck, joy, employment, fertility, growth (not only spiritual growth but the growth of plants/crops). Green is the color of the element Earth.

Blue: calm, meditation, blessings, healing, psychic, peace, patience, happiness. Blue is the color of the element Water. Blue is associated with the ocean, all water, the realms of sleep including dreams.

Purple: purification, blessings, extreme psychic and spiritual energy, protection, justice, power, extreme healing energy used for severe illnesses and injury, meditation. Purple candles can be burned to enhance spiritual activities and to increase your magickal power. Purple is associated with the Higher Self and is the color of the element Spirit.

Orange: attraction (to attract things, people, ideas,etc.), courage, energy (adds energy), interviews, social events. Burn to attract specific influences or objects.

White: protection, purification, all purposes. White contains all colors. It’s linked to the Moon. White candles are usually specifically burned for purification and protection rituals, but white candles can be used to substitute any color and can be used for any magickal purpose.

Black: Banishing negativity, absorbing negativity, protection. Black is the absence of color, in magick, its representative of the night and of outer space. Black candles can be burned for casting out baneful energies or to absorb illness and nasty habits.