Candle magick

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This is my first article I hope to make many more if this takes off!

Ok so this is a summary of candle magick a few people have been asking me about it so here it goes:

The dancing flames of candles have been used as a witches tool for centuries. By setting the proper atmosphere, candles are used to help increase a spells power or to influence a particular power. Candles absorb ones personal energy and release this energy when burned. Candle colours are very important when performing magick, for each colour emits a particular vibration and attracts certain influences. The following list is meant to be used as a guide in choosing a candle colour for your personal use.

Please remember that colour is another "tool" and you need to choose what works best for you in your magickal workings. If you do not have the colour mentioned for a particular need, allow your intuition and the Goddess to guide you in choosing one for your purposes. The candles you use should be ones you yourself make out of beeswax, using natural dyes and essential oils, if desired.

Beeswax sheets are available at most hobby stores, and are a fast and easy way to make your own candles at home. Realising this is not always possible, you may use what is available to you. Prior to using any candle in your workings you should cleanse the candle and anoint it with a small amount of oil during the moon's waxing phase. This consecrates the candle and charges it with magickal energy. You can also carve or paint appropriate magickal symbols onto your candles, to further empower the candles with those energies, the heated tip of your athame works well for this purpose.

It is best to use one candle per ritual or spell, and to not use a candle that has been used previously for another purpose. It is also best to allow the candle to burn out by itself, as blowing it out may disperse the energy contained within. These are the ones I have so far. I would advise beginners on candle magick to  please be patient and read thoroughly.


A balance of all colours. Symbolizes peace, purity, innocence and power of a higher nature. Promotes peace, tranquillity, purification, truth, spirituality, and sincerity. Also used for meditation, truth seeking, spiritual enlightenment, summoning spirit guides, astral travel, and to enhance psychic abilities. Can be as protective as black and may be substituted for any other candle. Healing properties include treating broken bones, relieving dental pain and increasing milk production in nursing mothers. White is also a Goddess symbol.


A stimulating and uplifting colour that is the colour of creativity, intelligence, confidence, movement and energy. Connects to clairvoyance, divination, wisdom, learning, imagination, and inspiration as well as the power of concentration and communication. Used in healing skin conditions as well as stomach complaints and menstrual cramps. Yellow symbolizes the element of Air.


 Is a stimulating and energising colour. It connects to attraction, stimulation, control, personal strength, authority, and power. Also encouragement, adaptability, luck, and sudden changes. It attracts the characteristics wanted from other tools, spells and rituals. It's very good for healing coughs, colds and asthma as well as arthritis and exhaustion.


A colour that promotes understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences, intuition, persuasion, charm and confidence. Beneficial in rituals intended to bring fast luck or financial benefits or in rituals honouring solar deities.


A positive colour symbolic of emotional love, nurturing relationships and romance. Promotes spiritual awakening, healing of the spirit, femininity, friendships, honour and morality. It is the standard colour of rituals to draw affections and to bring friendly, lively conversations to the dinner table. Excellent for treating anxiety and depression, as well as ailments of the heart.


The fiery, invigorating colour of energy and life. Always connected to blood, birth, death and sex. Connects with love, passion, fertility, physical energy and strength. Increases magnetism in rituals and is used in defensive magick. Also emotes courage and enthusiasm. Also good for health, strength and vigor spells. Used in healing neuralgias and exhaustion. Red symbolizes the element of Fire as well as being a God symbol.


A vibrating colour that is highly spiritual and traditionally connected to mysticism, inspiration, wisdom, idealism, purification, success, peace and power. Aids in meditation, sensitivity and higher psychic talents as well as connecting to idealism, ambition and household protection. Healing properties include the treatment of allergies, sleep disorders and stress-related disorders.


A combination of red and violet that is a very high vibrational frequency that tends to work fast. This colour energizes rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required, such as quick changes, exorcisms or spiritual healing.

That is all I have so far, the previous have been placed in my BoS it took me along time to do this. Blessed be!

Added to on Dec 06, 2012
Last edited on Feb 06, 2018
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