One of the items we work with as witches very frequently is candles. For centuries we have used candles in magick and rituals. Not only are they beautiful to look at but they bring meaning to your ritual and help you to invoke the divine. Candles are magickal because they help you to focus your energy and clarify your heart’s desire.
When working with candles you always want to work with a “virgin” candle. One that has never been used before in any way. The reason for this is so vibrations from the candle being used don’t interrupt the magick you are trying to work. Make sure you never use a candle again after you use it for a ritual or to work magick. For this reason you will most likely want to work with votive candles most frequently.
You want to dress a candle before you use it to give it your special energy and help you to make a psychic link with it. To dress a candle annoint it with oil beginning at the top of the candle and working down the candle until you get to the middle of the candle using a downward motion. Then annoint the candle from the bottom working your way up to the middle of the candle.
You should time your candle-burning to correspond to the cycles of the moon. When bringing something into your life burn your candle during the waxing moon. If you wish to rid yourself of something burn the candle during the waning moon.
If you have knowledge of runes you can carve them into your candles to intensify the magick. Meditate before lighting the candle to help clear your mind and focus on your desire. When you light the flame state your intention and visualize having what you desire. Continue chanting your intention/desire as the candle burns, unti you feel confident in your intention. Then allow the candle to burn out on it’s own. Once the candle has burned out you could also place a piece of the cooled wax under your pillow and repeat your intention before you go to sleep every night for a week after you burn the candle.
Black Candles - Use caution when using black candles and only use them when a reputable spell calls for you to use them. Black candles are governed by the planet Saturn. Saturn is known as the teacher and is used for revenge when you have been wronged. So we must remember the Wiccan Rede and use this candle with extreme caution. Use this color candle for spells and ritauls involving discord, protection from retribution, power, will power, strength, reversing, uncrossing, binding, negative forces, protection, releasing, repelling dark magick, and banishing negative thoughts. Again though be careful not to cause harm when working with black candles or at any time.
White Candles - White candles are the color of serenity and lunar energy. They are great for clearing things. Use for spells and rituals involving purity, spirituality, sincerity, truth, nature, and wholeness. This color is best for cleaning and purifying. This color may be substituded for any color candle.
Silver Candles - Silver candles help to attract the influence of the Mother Goddess. Use this color candle for spells and ritals involving the removal of negative powers, victory, stability, meditation and the development of psychic development.
Gold Candles - Gold candles are used for understanding and attracting the powers of cosmic influences. Gold candles are best used in rituals or spellwork to bring money, fortune, divination, fast luck, and higher influences.
Pink Candles - Pink is ruled by the planet Venus. It is a great candle to use for spells and rituals involving love, romance, spiritual awakening, healing of the spirit, and affection.
Red Candles - Mars rules the color red. Red candles are good to use in spells and rituals involving physical power, will power, strength, and physical sex.
Magenta Candles - Magenta candles have a very high vibration level so use this color candle with other candles. This color tends to work fast so use in spells and rituals where you want qick changes, spiritual healing and exorcism.
Orange Candles - Orange candles are used for communication. Orange is ruled by Mercury. Use this color candle for spells and rituals involving encouragement, adaptation, stimulation, attraction, sudden changes, control, power to draw good things and to change luck. It is also a great candle to use when you wish to open your telepathic senses to another person.
Yellow Candles - Yellow candles represent the sun. Use this color in spells and rituals involving intellect, imagination, power of the mind, creativity, confidence, gentle persuasion, action, attraction, concentration, inspiration, sudden changes and happiness.
Green Candles - Green candles are governed by Venus. Green is a great color to use for treasures, antiques, worldly possessions. It is best to pair with an orange candle to help remove obstacles to yor treasure. Green candles are also used for healing physical problems and feminine issues.
Indigo or Turquoise candles are used in rituals and spells that require deep meditation ro demand the energy of Saturn. They can also be used to neutralize another’s magick, stop gossip, lies or undesirable competition and balance karma.
Blue Candles - Blue candles are used for rituals and spells involving peace and harmony, protection, healing, reuniting friendships, blessings for a new home, neutralizing acts of magick, and calming the nerves and atmostphere of an area.
Purple Candles - Purple is ruled by Jupiter. Use this color candle for spells involving idealism, higher psychic ability, wisdom, progress, protection, honors, spirit contact, and driving away evil and bad luck. This is a power color and will work well with other candles.
Brown Candles - Brown candles are used for spells and rituals involving concentration, balance, ESP, intuition, study, justice, and seperation. It is a great color for grounding and stabilizing.
Love and Blessings,