If a spell needs a res candle would it be ok if I would use different shades of red as long as it's red? There's a spell I wanna cast and it requires a red candle. The candle I want to use is a red scented I think is a apple pie scented jar candle. Would that be ok to use?
Hello Daulton, it depends on the caliber of magick you're preforming. For less intricate spells (which usually compiles love, money, protection, etcetera.) the shade range of a colour is insignificant. Spells like those stated before rely on the practitioner's ability to project their energy. Unless you're conjuring an entity, any tools like candles are entirely optional when it comes to similar spell work. Candles used in many common spells serve as an aid to the practitioner with visualization and can be a transmutable source of energy x.
Use what you can, coloured candles are nice to use, but aren't a requirement. If you didn't have any coloured candles at all you could use white for everything and still see results as long as your intention and energy is there.
I may not be too familiar with other practices but in mine it's the process. Showing devotion by putting your time, emotions and blessings in to the candle(s) your crafting. Majority of candles sold in stores are made from petroleum extract and harmful dyes/scented oil. I prefer natural made candles that are dyed with herbs and spices with attributes pertaining to the spell. You can even add essential oil to it making the attuning process a little less messy (if you use oil). I also believe tools and spells made by other people or machine can dilute or even mask your own energy. Commit to what you need to happen, devote your time and energy, cast it out, display confidence, be patient, and discover your workings take shape.
The shade is a tricky topic for me. Too light and it presents itself as pink. Too dark and the intentions may be miscued. Rule of thumb, if you can recognize it from 10' (ten feet) away in candle light it will do.