Candle Colors and Their Meanings


Associated with the crown Chakra, white candles symbolize purity, divinity, peace and unity. It is an excellent color for spiritual cleansing, healing and balance. Since all colors are derived from white, white candles can be used as a replacement for any other candle in many rituals.


The color red is firmly rooted in the physical world. It represents strength, courage and good health. It can be used to promote change, create a new reality and boost ambitions. Burning red candles are also good for promotions and new career ventures.


Light a green candle when you want to meditate and reflect on nature. Green represents growth and movement, renewal and freshness. It can be used to attract money (go figure), improve your finances and manifest your desires.


The color yellow represents intellect, brainpower and clarity of thought. It is associate with higher wisdom, creativity, imagination and insight. Yellow is the color of the solar plexus Chakra representing one’s confidence, self power and intuition.


Made from the primary spiritual color, blue candles are used in the examination of emotions. It emanates a sense of calmness, reflection, perception and mental focus. It can also be used to enhance memory. Blue is associate with the throat Chakra which is centered around communication and self expression. Royal blue stirs the spiritual self while light blue is better used for pursuing inspirational meditation.


Brown candles are best used for grounding, stabilizing and bringing yourself “back to earth” so to speak. They can also be used for locating lost possessions and influence meaningful relationships. It can ward off negative omens and is a great tool for finding certainty and fixing problems and situations that don’t seem to have a solution, yet.


Due to the association with the sacral Chakra orange candles can promote fertility, sexuality, and emotional intimacy. Burning an orange candle is a bold move and by doing so you can bring instant and profound changes. Use it when you really want to dig your heels into creating something and tap into creative powers.


Pink is a very soft color and is associated with love and self love. It often draws new friendships and people to you. It is known as the color of universal love and represents the purest form of love: Unconditional and Enduring. Pink will bring about happiness and positive manifestations.


Purple is highly protective, purifying and transformative. It is also a color of idealism, spiritual action and visualization. It will promote deep inner peace and can be used for any spiritual purpose. Those who burn purple candles do so to expand upon what they already have.


Gold is a spiritual color associated with sun energy. It draws in powerful cosmic influences, it is also a symbol of good fortune. The burning of a gold candle enhances communication with the universe. Gold also brings out a deeper understanding and awakens your mind.


Silver can help you gain clarity and make decisions. Grey candles have the power to offset negative energies and influences. The grey candle is used in the same way charcoal is used to flush poisons from your body. It is also associate with astral energy.


Black is a very strong, powerful color. Burning a black candle is some serious business. While they do offer protection from illness, evil and negative energies they are largely associated with negative energy and the dark arts. They can actually dispel negative energy as well as opening up very deep levels of meditation. Black candles are also burned to harness the healing energies of the universe. (Use these lightly)

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