Candle Color Meanings

Candle Magic is one of my favorite forms of magick. When you light a candle with a specific intent and focus it carries that energy on while it is burning. Candles are also a great way to empower other forms of magic by aiding their own energy.

You can even use candles as a form of divination. When it comes to candle magic each color of candle has it’s own meaning and power for your witchcraft.

I became familiar with the colors of candles and their magical properties young. When I was in middle school one of my best friends moved and his mother who was a witch gave her cabinet to my mother.

Inside was a list of candle colors and their uses. She is long gone from this world and while like many other spirits she still visits me that chart is still one of my strongest memories connecting me to her.

Candle Color Meanings In Witchcraft

White Candles

White candles are great for pretty much everything. If you do not have the color you need for a spell you can use a white candle to substitute. When you find white candles on sale be sure to stock up for later.

White candles are used in witchcraft to represent Purity, Peace, and Sincerity. This is a great color to use as part of your prayer and meditation as well as magic wishing well on others or letting go of past wrongs.

White candle color meanings:

Black Candles.

When it comes to candles, black are my favorite. Personally, black candles are a major part of my everyday life. they help me cope with anxiety and deal with the negative energy my grandmother puts out into the home.

I like to order big glass apothecary jar black candles to burn 24/7 and then I reuse the jars to store my magical herbs and supplies. I love it when my candles for magic come with free glass jars.

Black is often given a bad rap in magic. Black candles are great for absorbing negative energy, protecting, banishing, letting go of things that no longer suit you, and even breaking curses.

Black candle color meanings:

  • Clearing negative energy
  • Protection
  • Banishing
  • Removing curses/hex
  • Letting go

Brown Candles

While brown candles may not be the most visually appealing candle thing can be a great addition to your candle magic. Brown candles are great for encouraging stability and grounding.

When meditating to help calm yourself from trauma or just everyday stress burning a brown candle can be a great asset. When working magick for your home or even to aid in the search for a home light a brown candle

Brown candle color meanings:

  • Grounding
  • Stability
  • Home
  • Healing

Red Candles

When it comes to a powerhouse candle red is a good one. Red is great for banishing and breaking curses. While this candle has all of the power and strength you need for these spells it also is a great representation of passion.

When working love spells, binding spells, and general relationship spells for a couple of red candles are a great addition. Personally, I have used red candles to remove some major negativity that had been flowing my husband and I for some years.          

Red candle color meanings:

  • Passion
  • Connections
  • Power
  • Banishing
  • Curse/hex breaking

Amber Candles

An Amber candle is a great option for someone that is looking for direction. It lights the way for the path ahead whether it be in your daily life or in your developing magic. This is one of my favorite candles for when I need to make a major choice.

Amber candles can also be used in magic to help heal pain and suffering when used in connection to Baltic Amber resin known for its healing and pain-relieving properties.

Amber candle color meanings:

  • Guidance
  • Healing

Orange Candles

Orange is a bright cheery color sure to light a fire under your goals. Orange candles are great for magic aimed at giving you the courage to go after what you want.

Use orange candles to aid in spells dealing with careers, success, and ambition. Like amber candles, orange is also a great option for healing with its bright sunny and uplifting color and energy.

Orange candle color meanings:

  • Courage
  • Happiness
  • Success
  • Ambition
  • Up-lifting

Yellow Candles

Yellow candles are light and airy. They are perfect for enhancing joy and aiding in a feeling of well being. When you find yourself in a dark place lighting yellow candles can help fill that place with light and joy.

Yellow candles are great for enhancing creativity and can make a great assistant in magick for those that work in creative fields when they hit a slump.

While yellow is a big assist to your mental well-being it can also be a great amplifier for divination.

When you begin to dive into divination you can use a yellow candle to help put your mind into the right place and increase your natural abilities.

Yellow candle color meanings:

  • Joy
  • Well being
  • Creativity
  • Divination

Green Candles

Green candles are my favorite to use for money magic. Burning one while sipping money magic tea is one of my favorite ways to start out my week during the busy fourth quarter.

This helps me relax and gather my thoughts so I can work towards my goals and bringing in money for my family.

Green candles are good for any type of magic dealing with prosperity and abundance not just money though money is the most common.

Green is also associated with luck. Think about Saint Patricks Day. Using a green candle for spells meant to brink luck to you and your household is a great way to keep those positive thoughts burning for a while while the candle burns down.

Remember a lot of the way magic works is by harnessing the power of our thoughts and how they bring fruit to reality.

If you are looking to connect with nature or perform a herbal healing spell green candles are a great way to bridge nature into your witchcraft. Green represents nature because of its reflection of plants.

If using scented candles look for green candles with herb fragrances to aid your magick.

Green candle color meanings:

  • Luck
  • Prosperity
  • Abundance
  • Money
  • Connection to nature
  • Plants
  • Healing

Light blue

Light blue is a wonderful color for calming and balancing. This makes the perfect color for calm and tranquility. when your mind is calm it is better able to receive messages.

This makes a light blue candle a great aid to psychic awareness and psychic growth. A light blue candle makes a great addition to your meditative space and any magic meant to prepare your mind for psychic growth.

Light Blue candle color meanings:

  • Calming
  • Balancing
  • Psychic awakening
  • Psychic growth

Dark Blue

Today a dark blue candle called out to me. December is said to be bringing many of up an expansion fo our gifts so when a dark blue candle came across my screen on sale today for only $5 when it is normally $20 I grabbed a couple.

I figure these candles are part of the path ahead of me. Dark blue is great for dream magic and finding your purpose in life. Like light blue candles, dark blue can be used as an aid to help with psychic development.

Think of the two shades as steps in your journey.

Dark blue candle color meanings:

  • Growth
  • Expansion
  • Psychic abilities
  • Dreams
  • Life purpose
  • Divine Purpose


If light and dark blue candles are each a step to psychic development indigo and purple are also part of this ladder to self-awareness, psychic abilities, and magic. Indigo is a great candle for meditation with the purpose of spiritual growth.

This candle represents your connection to the spirit and universe. Indigo is a great choice for adding power to your magic.

Indigo candles are associated with the third eye chakra and unblocking this chakra can help grow your connections to the world around you and bring in unlimited abundance and recourses to make your life run smoother.

Indigo candle color meanings:

  • Growth
  • Self-awareness
  • Abundance
  • Psychic abilities
  • Connections to the universe

Purple Candles

Purple is known for its magickal connections. Purple is associated with occultism, psychic abilities, and otherworldly ventures. light a purple candle when you are in need of wisdom and guidance.

If you are working to strengthen your spiritual connection light a purple candle during meditation and journeying beyond our physical realm.

Purple candle color meanings:

  • Psychic ability
  • Occult
  • Magick
  • Spiritual connection
  • Wisdom

Pink Candles

Pink is the color that rules over relationships. From love and friendship to your relationship with yourself a pink candle can help draw in that good energy. Pink candles are great for when you feel the need to balance your emotions.

While the most popular use for pink candles is love spells I always suggest that you focus on self-love for your magic.

\A strong confident and happy person attracts the positive partners they need in their lives while someone with a poor self-esteem that feels they need magic to bring love to them often attracts those that are not good for them.

For your next love spell try a pink candle and rose quartz to help you find love for yourself again.

Pink candle color meanings:

  • Love
  • Self-love
  • Emotional growth
  • Friendship
  • balance

Silver Candles

Silver is a wonderful color for working into your candle magic. Silver candles can be used as part of your monthly moon magic representing the power of the moon.

Silver candles are a great aid in psychic development and helping to represent and grow your spirituality and connection to spirit.

For those that work with goddesses, silver is often a great candle color choice.

Silver candle color meanings:

  • Moon
  • Psychic development
  • spirituality
  • Divine Connection

Gold Candles

Gold a bright and welcoming beam of light. Gold candles can be used in magic meant to bring good luck and health.

Gold candles can be a great addition to meditation or any form of magic working towards the highest form of yourself. Gold is the perfect choice for self-growth.

Gold candles are great for adding power to your spells and can make a great addition when you know you need a bit of a boost to reach your goals.

Gold candles represent power and achievement making them a great option for honoring gods and goddesses along with celebrating your personal growth over time.

Gold candle color meanings:

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  • Good luck
  • Good Health
  • Power
  • Growth
  • Achievement
  • Self-growth
  • Prosperity