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Meaning of Candle Colours

Posted July 15th, 2010 by Carol

“It Is Said”

Candles, when combined with prayer and faith, can produce miracles.

Chinese Proverb

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

The Colours of Candles have a deep meaning and there are those who know what they mean and stand behind their meaning. These people will use certain colour candles to help them focus and meditate on problems in their life or in others lives.

Candle Colour Definitions


Abundance, growth, money, success, wealth, physical healing, health, marriage, fertility, employment, balance, Stimulates growth, healing, financial success, good luck,  new job, good harvest, nature appreciation, love.


Intellect, wisdom and honour, action, inspiration and creativity, studying and intelligence, concentration, memory, logic, learning, attraction, confidence, Mental powers, intellect, inspiration, concentration, retention of memory, energy, cheerfulness, sunny disposition, changes, endurance, stability and security.

Yellow strengthens the imagination and concentration in a ritual. Is used in rituals in which the trust of a person is gained or in which one wants to convince someone.


Energy, vitality, and strength, health, passion, sex, love, protection, fire, fertility, fast action, strength, potency, lust, blood, Physical love and passion, courage, warmth, energy, attraction, magnetism, desire, action, physical strength, power, willpower.

Strengthens magnetism in a ritual, creates Ram and Scorpio energies.


The Balance of all colours: Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth-seeking, purity, innocence, clarity and unity, Dawn, purification, peace, truth, protection, spirituality, General work, cleansing, repels negativity; use to bring peace, spiritual strength, truth, purity; heals emotions, and provides protection.

Note: White can be used in place of any other candle colour and is suitable for any ritual.


Devotion, love, tenderness and faith, friendship, romance, honour, spiritual healing, caring, affection, forming partnerships, peace, emotional healing, Universal love, purest form of love, love that is unconditional, spiritual love without sex connotation, raises vibrations, sensitivity, healing.

Designed to attract attention and achieve a purpose in rituals. The colour of femininity, Honour, Pleasantness – enhances joyful and lively conversation.


Enlightenment, protection, success, wealth, money, masculinity, playfulness, luck, divination, victory.

Enhances communication and attracts the power of cosmic influences; Useful in rituals which are designed to gain fortune or money


Mother consciousness, manifestation and selflessness, Spirituality, compassion, understanding, inspiration, make contact with Higher-Self, attract spiritual assistance, very calming.


Communication, truth, peace, calm, loosing weight, wisdom, understanding, protection, harmony, inspiration, truth, patience, health and happiness, luck, communication, loyalty, peaceful, cooling, contentment, healing, idealism, harmony, devotion, meditation,


Cleanses negative attitudes, situations and places, Happiness, business deals, attracting good things, success, career, goals, stimulation, attraction, power, luck, sudden changes, Warmth, energy building, enthusiasm, attracts success and prosperity,   emotional healing, attracts friends, courage and ambition.


Earth, a balanced colour Rituals for material gain, eliminates indecisiveness, furthers powers of concentration, learning, telepathy. Expands financial success, finds lost items.  Material prosperity, Home, friendships, balance, animal magic, earth magic, concentration and studying, wealth, success, intuition, psychic powers and ESP. Protecting pets, Said to help find lost items.


Use with white candle to neutralize effects of karma and ego.  Ancient wisdom, the third eye, psychic powers, meditation, spirituality, success, confidence, hidden knowledge, protection, divination, All forms of expansion, expands what you already have, spiritual protection, power,  wisdom, healing,  recognition, enhances psychic ability, Recognition in work, contact with spirit world.


Compassion for self and others, higher mystical powers, humour, Love, romance, opening the heart, forgiveness, compassion, healing, joy, creativity, endurance, strength, stability and security.


restoration and rejuvenation


Strength, Success, Idealism, psychic revelation; Ideal for rituals which are designed to secure Ambition, Independence and financial success or to establish contact with the other, spiritual world; Enhances Neptune energy.


(beige): neutrality, balance and harmlessness


Burning black with any other colour dissolves negative energies!  Protection, hex-breaking, reversing, banishing, destroying evil or negativity, binding, and repelling. Also used for healing very powerful illnesses.

Silver: (Light Grey)

Victory, Stability, Meditation, Developing

Psychic Ability, Removal of Negative Power, Repelling Destruction,

Cancellation, Neutrality, Stalemate.

Silver is primarily associated with female deities.

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