I thought I would type up an extremely detailed list of candles today.
Of course you have you basic chime candles, but there is so much more! Here I’ll begin with the basic candle colors then go down through the list.
White: Protection, purification, peace, truth, binding, sincerity, chastity, happiness, exorcism, spirituality, tranquillity, can be used in any ritual, new begins, banishing, uncrossing, road opening. planetary magick, working with spiritual guides/assistants/friends.
Red: Protection, strength, health, energy, sexual attraction,vigor, lust, sex, passion, courage, exorcism, love, power, woman mysteries, mother goddess, Fire and working with its spirits, destruction, and masculinity.
Black: Absorbing and destroying negativity, creating negativity, jinxes, tricks, curses, protection, healing, banishing, attracting money, work with psychopomps, Crone, breaking addiction, astral travel, and spells to work with the spirits of the night.
Blue: Understanding tranquillity, great for healing, meditation, patience, happiness, overcoming depression, work with spirits of the air, sky deities, rain spells, change, flexibility, subconscious mind, psychic powers, healing, water, ocean spells, and working with the Crone
Green: Earth, plants, healing, grounding, working with the Mother, working with the Hunter, money, finance, fertility, prosperity, growth, good luck, employment, beauty, youth, success in gardening, and gambling.
Gray: Neutrality, cancellation, stalemate, working with ghost, opening the veil, finding hidden things, psychic powers, and waxing & waning moon magick
Yellow: Color of air, charm, attraction, study, persuasion, confidence, divination, good fortune, psychic powers, wisdom, vision, sleep, health, metabolism, raising vibrations, and the mind.
Brown: Working with animals, healing animals, home, the hearth, and justice and legal work.
Orange: Adaptability, stimulation, attraction, encouragement, legal matters, Solar magick, creativity, and spirituality.
Purple: Power, healing severe disease, spirituality, medication, exorcism, ambition, business progress, tension relief, command, compel, and control spells, and domination.
Most of these things have come from Kitchen Witchery by Marilyn F. Daniel, but then I have continued to add on as I’ve continued my path. I highly recommend the book if you are pagan or Wiccan.
I am going to leave out colors like gold, silver, and copper. I feel like those are very self explanatory. If they’re not reblog and I’ll type up another detailed list.
Now on to candle shape
Multiple day candles
Seven day candles! These candles are often called vigil or prayer candles. You can go to your local Botanica and buy some or you can order them.
Traditional these candles are prayed over and burned sequentially through out seven days. They are typically one shade, so use the list above to determine what you need it for. These candles are often dressed (anointed), by being removed from the glass and being carved, being drilled into, through the wax, and being stuffed full of herbs. They also sell different sizes of these candles, like an 128 hour candle. If you have a working deity like for example Hecate, you can then buy one of these monstrous candles and dedicate it to her, and save yourself some money. Don’t worry she’ll approve of the usage, but you can also find these candles with the name of the Orisha or a specific condition you wish to bring about. These candles also come as dressed or undress spell candles. You can by a vigil candle call Follow me boy/girl! or Lucky 7/ 7/11 candles, and etc. There are so many out and to truly write about each one deserves a separate post.
Then there is the famous seven or nine knobbed candle. These candles are often dressed and then prayed over for the amount of knobs there are. (If there is nine knobs then you burn a knob a day).
Adam and Eve/Lady and Gentleman candles
These candles are simple suppose to be representative of a person. If you typically make wax poppets, I highly recommend being a lady and gentleman candle or the Adam and Eve candles. The only difference is one group is naked and the other is fully clothed. These are candles used when the spell is suppose to target a person or yourself. Carve your name/persons name on the bottom, and dress the candles. These candles come in a variety of shades, so again use the list above when selecting a candle. Two of these candles (same gender or opposite gender) can be tied together and burned to make two parties fall in love with each other. You can also burn each candle bit by bit to bring two people together, as you move the candles together in a line towards each other.
Bride and Groom candles
These candles are designed to be used in relationship work. Blue can be used to smooth out any relationships, black for cursing and serration work, red for passion and love, pink for fidelity and love, white for marriage, spirituality, and new beginnings for a couple. I do not know when they began to sell these candles, but there are also Bride and Bride candles, and Groom and Groom candles! If you can not find one of these candles either use an Adam/Gentleman with an Eve/Lady, Eve/Lady with an Eve/Lady, or an Adam/Gentleman with an Adam/Gentleman candle for the relationship work. Just burn them side by side. I recommend using the Lady and Gentlemen candles for this purpose.
Lover Candle and Heart Candle
These candles are mainly used in love magick. Lover candles are often used to instill passion, and Heart candles can be used in all forms of magickal love working!
Divorce Figurine Candle
Pretty self explanatory. Used to end a relationship between two parties, but also can be used to end a relationship that you are end. If one party is unwilling to move you can burn a divorce figurine (to remove them physically) and preform a cord cutting (getting rid of their emotional and spiritual connection to you) to get them out of your life. I would like to note, that if you are reading this and are in abusive relationship and think about preforming one of these spell, please reach out to those around you and call the police, and head to your friends house or local woman’s shelter. They have resources to help you deal with the abuse. Magick can help us in so many ways, but we must be the active parties to help ourselves.
Used for protection and I often use this candle to work with my protective spirit friends. I often have a giggle when I order this candle. I order this candle from Lucky Mojo and they have it labeled with “Gothic Cuteness”. I love that company!
Two tone candles
These candles often have two types of wax, and typically deal with removal of a curse. You will see these sold as double action or reversal. You have red and black (reversal or send back to sender), green and black (removal of a money jinx), and red and black (removal of love jinx).
Master Candle or Master Hand Candle
These are extremely powerful candles. These bring about conditions, and are unforgiving. Make sure to be careful for what you use them for. They come in many different shades, so refer to the list of colors above when choosing one.
I don’t necessarily uses all of these candles, but as the saying in my group goes. Knowledge is a witch’s truest power, because if we understand we can move and bend what stand in our way.
I don’t remember where most of this information as comes from since it is coming out of my spell book. A lot of this information as been passed from mouth to mouth and passed on to me. I hope this helps everyone move forward in their craft or at least I hope it provides a good read!
red. (primary color.) active energy. intense, urgent, reactionary, dominant. can enhance metabolism, raise heart race, increase blood pressure.
light red: sexuality, affection, joy.
dark red: vigor, rage, power.
orange. (secondary color.) active energy. enthusiastic, fascinating, stimulating, successful. can increase oxygen flow to the brain, invigorate, stimulate mental activity, increase appetite.
dark orange: negativity.
yellow. (primary color.) active energy. happy, intellectual, cheerful, outgoing. can stimulate muscle activity, promote warmth and cheer.
dull yellow: decay.
light yellow: restoration.
green. (secondary color.) passive energy. stable, organic, enduring, harmonic. can promote general healing.
dark green: nature.
olive green: peace.
blue. (primary color.) passive energy. confident, faithful, honest, sincere. can slow metabolism, promote feelings of calm.
dark blue: stoicism, power, integrity.
light blue: healing, tranquility, sensitivity.
purple. (secondary color.) passive energy. noble, mysterious, wise, dignified. can promote feelings of pleasure and interest.
dark purple: depth.
light purple: nostalgia.
primary colors are fundamental; they are the foundation of all colors. these are the building blocks, and they evoke an immediate response.
secondary colors are products; they have the influence of primary colors, but are completely separate from them. they are innately more complex.
purple: red, blue
green: yellow, blue
application to the craft:
any correspondence available to you is relative to your own experience and understanding. there is nothing more powerful or useful than the natural correspondences that you personally assign to colors, or anything else. your own instinct should guide you first and foremost. of course, it can be helpful to have a reference point for guidance. while all things are subject to opinion, there are some hard realities; having certain imagery or associations can help build, elaborate, or specify your use and attachment to different colors.
blood is red. is blood violence, or life?
the sun is yellow. is sunshine burning, or joy?
use colors to inform choices about candles, or any other material you use in your craft. use colors to create art for your intentions. use colors as a focal point in meditation.
colors can be incorporated into nearly every aspect of the craft. alternatively, colors can be taken from nearly every aspect of the craft. deciding when to use colors can be just as powerful as choosing when to not use colors.
absence is as valuable as presence. colors are as much a tool as a pendulum, and learning more about their individual energy and utility can help you expand your craft.
Color Magic is all about representation in your craft. It’s easy to add a little more power to your spellwork by using colors that represent the theme of what you are trying to accomplish. This is one of the most useful kinds of magic for beginning witches because color is found everywhere, unlike obscure herbs or stones, and can be found easily in most homes without having to buy anything new or expensive. You can write you words out in a colored pen, or on colored paper, use ribbons of specific colors in chord magic, or use colored candles. Color magic is great for beginners, and easy to add into spells, even for experienced practicians. All you need to know is which colors to use for which purpose.
First and foremost, White is used for: all purpose, cleansing, purity, peace, balance, concentration, innocence, healing, truth, and spirituality,
Black is used for: grounding, wisdom, learning, protection and safety, reversing or uncrossing and unhexing, abolishing negative energy, transforming, defense, scrying, and pride
Red is used for: passion, vitality, strength, survival, fertility, courage, sexuality, mercy, action, danger, war, conflict, independence, assertiveness, competition, and as a representation of the element fire
Orange is used for: creativity and self expression, intellectual matters, overcoming addiction, justice, joy, business success and ambition, vitality, fun, action and opportunity, and celebration
Yellow is used for: pleasure, success, happiness, learning, memory and concentration, persuasion, inspiration, imagination, charm, confidence, travel, flexibility, and to represent the element of air
Green is used for: prosperity, abundance, money, physical and emotional healing, growth, luck, marriage, plant magic, acceptance, weather, counteracting, jealousy, and envy
Light Blue is used for: spirituality, tranquility, peace, and protection
Blue is used for: communication, will power, focus, forgiveness, good fortune, truth, fidelity, patience, domestic harmony, organization, removing bad vibrations, sincerity, and representing the element of water
Indigo is used for: spiritual guidance, psychic ability, upholding dignity, divination, meditation, ambitions, and overcoming depression
Violet is used for: spirituality, connection to higher self, insight, clarity, tension, and representing the divine feminine
Purple is used for: wisdom, influence, spiritual power, driving away evil, changing one’s luck, independence, breaking habits, and representing the element of spirit, soul, or life force
Lavender is used for: knowledge and intuition
Pink is used for: love, compassion, nurturing, femininity, friendship, romance, partnership, spiritual and emotional healing, protection of children and innocents, domestic harmony, self improvement, and maturity
Brown is used for: house blessings, animal magic, concentration, material goods, stability, food, financial crisis, and representing the element of earth
Grey is used for: loneliness, glamour, contemplation, and removing negativity
Silver is used for: feminine divinity, stability, psychic awareness, intuition, dreams, victory, medetation, communication, luck, and moon magic
Gold is used for: masculine divinity, great fortune, abundance, prosperity, understanding, divination, fast luck, positive attitude, justice, health, attraction, luxury, and magic involving the sun
Copper: business success, passion, money, fertility, and career growth
Lusca is a fascinating cryptid. It it said to dwell in the blue holes of the Bahamas. Still and tranquil pools of blue but home to the most sinister of cryptids, Lusca. Some say Lusca is part shark-part octoptus.
Some eye-witnesses say Lusca is around 200ft in length. Although there have been few survivors.
The Island of Andros in the Bahamas is home to many of these blue holes and curious people have tested out a theory that they all connect to each other deep under the sea by using dyes. This means that Lusca may not be in one hole at one time, it can travel.
For me this is one of the most terrifying of cryptids, able the strike from great depths and in complete silence, you never really know when Lusca may be coming for you.
I’ve gotten a few questions about candles and candle magick here and there, so I figured I’d make another Little Witchy Guide! If I have left anything out, please let me know! :) I really hope this helps you and please feel free to ask me any questions of any kind! :D
Candle magic is an ancient art and it is the most widely used magic practiced today. The candle itself is a very powerful magical tool it contains all the basic elements earth, wind, fire and water, earth is represented in the wax, water the melted wax, the flame fire and the air is the smoke. The colour of the candles is very important as the different colours will bring with it its own energy and power, green for healing, red for empowerment etc. Each of the elements has with it its own single coloured candle, green for earth, yellow for air, blue is for water and red is for fire. The different colours also represent either a yin female or yang male energy, yellow is yin, green is yang, blue is yin and red is yang.
A candle is believed to have its own vibration and can be used in meditation and divination, pink or violet is a calm and soft light where as red is strong and powerful, when a candle is lit its colour is released into the surrounding area which will bring a nice energy into the room. If during your ritual you need a lot of power, light multiple candles. By rubbing oil over a candle before your ritual this will charge the candle with your own personal energy.
Magical tips on candles:
It’s always a good idea to clean candles, this will strengthen their power.
Candles prefer not to be blown out, but to be put out using a toll or wet fingertips, blowing out the candle may insult the element.
It is best to use a different candle for each magical purpose, if you are using a red candle for love and a white one for healing, keep them separate.
A white candle is symbolic of purity and can be used in place of any other colour.
Any candle can be used in your magic, but beeswax candles are more powerful.
Engraving a candle is a good way to bring about your wish and by adding a letter of the magical alphabet you will bring mystery and connection to the ancient art of Wicca. A simple example could be to engrave a heart for love and a dollar sign for wealth in your ritual.
If a candle goes out whilst you are practicing doing magic, this is a sign, a message.
On your birthday when blowing out the candles you perform an act of candle magic. No one really knows where the idea of placing candles on a birthday cake came from, the main possibility is from the ancient Greeks who would bake round cakes in honour of their Moon goddess Artemis, it is said that the Greeks placed candles around the cake to resemble a glowing Moon.
Using your own homemade candles will greatly increase their power, candles are very easy to make, you only need to heat wax, add the wick and leave it to cool down then place it into a fire-safe bowl to burn the rest of the way down.
Looking into the flame of a candle is the perfect way to regain or strengthen focus .
A simple candle ritual is to sit in a darkened room facing a mirror, place the candle in front of you and look at your reflection, let your eyes relax and after a few moments your face will begin to change. Your reflection will reveal what you looked like in your past lives. This magic ritual can also be done with a friend. Both of you sit in a darkened room with a candle between you, and as you look at each other letting your eyes relax, you will see what your friend looked like in their past lives.
Some simple yet powerful candle magic is to write your wish on a piece of paper and fold it in half, light one corner with the candle flame and hold the paper as long as you can before the flame reaches your fingers.
To charge your candle you can rub essential oil into it, this will add power to your magic, any oil can be used it’s a personal preference.
Each of the twelve astrological star signs has a specific colour, you may wish to burn the candle for your star sign to empower yourself and enhance your strengths, or you may like to burn a coloured candle associated with another zodiac sign to empower yourself with the strengths of that sign. You may decide to use the strength, determination and wisdom of Scorpio the scorpion before an important business meeting.
Below is a table of the Zodiac and the corresponding colours:
Gemini the Twins, ruled by Mercury, colour yellow, air sign, best for spells with connections, intelligence and movement.
Cancer the Crab, ruled by the Moon, colour silver, water sign, spells for love and friendship.
Aries the Ram, ruled by planet Mars, colour red or poppy, fire sign , spells for re-energising or lifting the spirit.
Aquarius the Water Bearer, ruled by Uranus, colour blue, air sign, for rituals to do with detachment, organisation or independence.
Taurus the Bull, ruled by Venus, colour green, earth sign, spells for wealth and fortune.
Leo the Lion, ruled by the Sun, colour orange, fire sign , spells for passion and sexual pleasures.
Libra, the Scales, ruled by Venus, air sign, colour violet or pink, spells for balance, romance and peace.
Capricorn, the Goat, ruled by Saturn, colour black or brown, earth sign, spells for ambition, loyalty and determination.
Scorpio the Scorpion, ruled by Pluto, colour red or cherry, water sign, spells for intuition, sex, self empowerment and passion.
Pieces the Fish, ruled by Neptune, colour white, water sign, spells for inspiration, divination, intuition or dream magic.
Sagittarius, the archer, ruled by planet Jupiter, colour purple, fire sign, spells for creativity, confidence, happiness, trust and travel.
Virgo the Maiden, ruled by Mercury, colour pale blue, earth sign, spells for healing, communication, peace, and advancement.
Scented Candles and their magical strengths:
Blueberry – burn to keep unwanted negative energies away from your home.
Blue Rose – this is used to honour the goddesses.
Carnations – are traditionally used for healing.
Cherry – perfect to attract and inspire love.
Cinnamon – burn for wealth and fortune.
Coconut – burn this scent for purification and protection.
Copal – is perfect for honouring the Gods.
Frangipani – can be used to stimulate positive energy in a sacred space.
Honeysuckle – is used to bring good luck, health and strengthen psychic abilities
Jasmine – Burn to be lucky in love.
Lotus – burn for a harmonious life, inner peace and for meditation.
Musk – Used to gain courage, strength and to heighten sexual passion.
Myrrh – this is an ancient scent used for protection and purification.
Passion flower – use to ensure peaceful sleep, soothes troubles and calms the mind.
Patchouli – scent to attract money.
Pine – use to gain strength, and repel negative energies.
Rose – perfect for love magic, and a peaceful home.
Sandalwood – is an all purpose scent for healing and protection.
Spice – is a passionate scent for all your magic workings.
Spirit – used to attract guidance from spirits.
Strawberry – burn for love, friendship and luck.
Tangerine – burn to attract prosperity.
Temple – perfect to use on an altar during rituals.
Vanilla – burn to enhance memory and stimulate sexual appetite.
Coloured Candles And Their Magical Strengths:
Purple: power, business progress, ambition.
Red: love, health, sex, strength, energy, fire element.
your energy was so loud my mind went mute , London Feb.’16
Color is a form of non verbal communication. It is not a static energy and its meaning can change from one day to the next with any individual - it all depends on what energy they are expressing at that point in time.