Candle Magick 101 The Ultimate Color Guide

Tranquil soothsayer contemplating the candlelight before a magic ritual

A basic staple of spell work, candle magick (spelled intentionally with a “k” to differentiate it from illusion & magic “tricks),  is a common method of focused manifestation used in witchcraft and occult practices throughout multiple faiths and belief systems.

In this article, we delve into some of the various candle colors and types, what they’re typically used for and why. As with all spell work, it’s best to follow your own intuition when crafting a spell and we hope this guide provides you with a good starting point for your craft.

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in Tarot, the fire element is represented by the suit of Wands. The Wands cards represent intense passion, fast action, creativity, strength, power and growth, among other things. Candles are fueled by the primary element of fire, which also represents rapid action and transformation.

Candle magick is a form of spell work that, being ruled by the element of fire, is meant to bring about quick changes or yield fast results. Depending on your beliefs, the speed of these results can be impacted by the color of the candle.

Fire is also a transformational element, as it completely transforms anything it comes into contact. For example, when a fire burns down a forest, but also creates nutrient rich ash and soil that eventually brings new growth.

The magickal art of burning candles has been used for centuries in various forms of spell work to bring about change, both positive and negative. The polarity of this change depends on the intention of the spellcaster.

It’s believed that by burning candles with focused intention, we connect to the spirit world and planes of existence, and it is on those planes that our intention radiates out through the ether and eventually manifests in the 3D reality with the desired outcome.

Below we will discuss the various candle colors and types that you can keep in your magickal toolkit to help bring about the change you want to manifest in your life.

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Red candles background
Red Tealight Candles

Red Candles

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio
Day Of The Week: Tuesday
Chakra: Muladhara (Root)
Associated Deities: Ganesh, Brahman, Suetekh, Aries, Mars
Suggested Music: Aggressive, Passionate & Sensual
Plane: Physical World
Speed: Fast
Polarity: Attraction
Tarot: The Fool, The Chariot, The Tower, Wands
Numerology: 5, 9
Stones: Red Jasper, Garnet, Pyrite, Ruby, Red Tiger Eye, Obsidian, Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Red Topaz, Rhodonite
Vibrations: Passionate Love, Lust, Sex, Passion, Pleasure, Power, Anger, War, Defense & Protection, Heart, Vitality, Fertility, Strength, Athletic Ability, Optimism, Stamina, Intensity, Courage, Pride, Grounding, Stability, Physical Health, Potency

Orange candles
Votive Orange Candles

Orange Candles

Gender: Balanced Masculine
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire, Air
Zodiac: Leo
Day Of The Week: Sunday
Chakra: Swadhisthana (Sacral)
Deities: Vishnu, Kakinyamba, Apollo, Tawaret, Loki
Music: Bright, Uplifting, Empowering, Sensual
Plane: Physical, Mental
Speed: Fast
Polarity: Attraction
Tarot: Wands, Swords
Numerology: 1, 8
Stones: Amber, Agate, Carnelian, Tigers Eye, Spessartite, Fire Opal, Aragonite, Moonstone, Orange Calcite, Snowflake Obsidian
Vibrations: Action, Mental Agility, Vitality, Energy, Prosperity, Good Fortune, Success, Business, Career, Attraction, Sexuality, Stimulation, Enthusiasm, Friendship, Justice & Legal, Changes, Self-esteem, Courage, Independence, Good Health, Weight Loss, Joy, Power, Fertility, Creativity, Inspiration, Abundance, Growth, Mental Clarity, Ambition, Enterprise, Authority

Candles In Church. Candle Light Flame
Lit Yellow Candles

Yellow Candles

Gender: Balanced
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Zodiac: Gemini, Virgo
Day Of The Week: Wednesday
Chakra: Manipura (Solar Plexus)
Deities: Maharudra-shiva, Lakinayamba, Sehkmet, Apollo
Music: Classical, Focusing, Uplifting
Plane: Mental
Speed: Fast, Neutral
Polarity: Neutral
Tarot: Swords
Numerology: 1, 12
Stones: Gold, Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Calcite, Gold, Sulphur, Orpiment, Halite, Carnelian, Chalcopyrite, Apatite, Canary Diamond, Yellow Jade, Yellow Jasper & Tourmaline, Libyan Desert Glass
Vibrations: Intelligence, Intellect, Concentration, Creativity, Logic, Learning, Memory, Confidence, Persuasion, Attractiveness, Inspiration, Knowledge, Clarity, Electronics, Communication In All Forms, Joy, Happiness, Success, Accuracy, Compelling, Overcoming Addictions, Friendship, Gossip, Slander, Recovering From Theft, Decay, Disease, Insanity, Messages, Will, Divination

Soap green homemade with nettle and candles
Soap green homemade with nettle and candles

GREEN Candles

Gender: Feminine
Planet: Venus
Element: Earth, Air, Water
Zodiac: Taurus, Libra
Day Of The Week: Friday
Chakra: Anahata (Heart)
Deities: Ishvara, Rakinyamba, Lakshmi, Freyja, Venus
Music: Nature & Wilderness Sounds, Spa Music, Silence
Plane: Physical, Spiritual
Speed: Gradual / Slow
Polarity: Neutral
Tarot: Pentacles (Predominant), Swords, Cups
Numerology: 2, 3, 7
Stones: Emerald, Jade, Aventurine, Peridot, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Moldavite, Sphene, Chrysoprase, Green Apatite, Epidote
Vibrations: Growth, Fertility, Prosperity & Wealth, Healing, Tree & Plant Magic, Emotions, Romantic Love, Romance, Sympathy, Empathy, Joy, Change, Fairy Magic, Good Luck, Abundance, Greed, Jealousy, Sickness, Disease, Disharmony, Friendships, Delights, Fidelity, Pleasure, Worldly Possessions, Reconciliation, Justice, Refreshing, Business & Career Success, Self-love

Close up of a group of blue circle candles in Lourdes in France.
Close up of a group of blue circle candles in Lourdes in France.

Blue Candles

Gender: Balanced Feminine
Planet: Jupiter (Royal), Moon (Light), Saturn (Dark)
Element: Water
Zodiac: Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius
Day Of The Week: Thursday (Royal), Monday (Light), Saturday (Dark)
Chakra: Vishuddha (Throat)
Deities: Sadashiva, Dakinyanamba, Poseidon, Jupiter
Music: Ocean & Water Sounds, Epic & Traditionally Royal Songs
Plane: Emotional
Speed: Medium
Polarity: Neutral
Tarot: The Magician, The High Priestess, The Moon, Cups
Numerology: 4, 6
Stones: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate, Turquoise, Azurite, Kyanite, Benitoite, Larimar, Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, Amazonite
Vibrations: Meditation, Healing, Rest, Serenity, Fidelity, Truth, Loyalty, Wisdom, Higher Self, Occult Wisdom & Power, Dream Magick, Spiritual Protection, Blessings, Prophecy, Calming, Peace, Harmony, Satisfaction, Changing Flow, Devotion, Honor, Business & Gov. Success, Justice, Travel, Expansion, Inner Wisdom, All Forms Of Water & Water Magick, Influence, Depression, Coldness, Sadness

Blue candles
Indigo Candles

Indigo Candles

Gender: Balanced
Planet: Jupiter, Neptune
Element: Water, Air, Fire, Earth
Zodiac: Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces
Day Of The Week: Thursday
Chakra: Ajna (Third Eye)
Deities: Ardhanarishvara, Hakinyamba
Music: Calming, Spa Music, Solfeggio, High Vibrational (Ex. Angelic)
Plane: Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Emotional
Speed: Neutral
Polarity: Neutral
Tarot: Wheel Of Fortune, Temperance, The Fool, The Moon, Cups
Numerology: 7, 8
Stones: Amethyst, Sugilite, Peacock Ore, Purple Fluorite & Kunzite, Labradorite, Merlinite, Iolite, Moonstone, Black Tourmaline
Vibrations: Meditation, Psychic Ability, Intuition, Divination, Ritual Work, Astral Travel, Wisdom, Connecting With Spirit, Ancient Wisdom, Wealth, Power, Royalty, Supremacy, Control, Command, Recognition, Dignity, Mastery, Honor, Respect, Influence, Relaxation, Spirituality, Business Expansion, Cosmic Awareness, Centering, Money, Poverty, Reversals, Jinxes, Astral & Dream Work

Close up of lighting a purple candle with matchstick.
Close up of lighting a purple candle with matchstick.

Purple Candles

Gender: Balanced
Planet: Venus, Neptune
Element: Water, Air, Fire, Earth
Zodiac: Libra, Pisces
Day Of The Week: Friday
Chakra: Sahasrara (Crown)
Deities: Lord Shiva, Yakiniyamba
Music: Calming, Spa Music, Solfeggio, High Vibrational (Ex. Angelic)
Plane: Spiritual, Astral, Mental
Speed: Neutral
Polarity: Neutral
Tarot: The Emperor, The Hermit, Strength, The Moon, The Magician
Numerology: 7, 8
Stones: Amethyst, Lavender Jade, Lavender Jasper, Purple Fluorite, Lepidolite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Chalcedony
Vibrations: Meditation, Tranquility, Spiritual Protection, Dream Work, Psychic Ability, Intuition, Divination, Ritual Work, Astral Travel, Wisdom, Connecting With Spirit, Understanding, Reconciliation, Spiritual Assistance, Calming, Relaxation, Peace (Inner And Outer), Compassion, Paranormal Work, Dignity, Spiritual Shields, Wards & Shielding, Gentleness, Blessing & Consecration

Mysterious black candle. Occult, esoteric, divination and wicca concept. Halloween background.
Mysterious black candle. Occult, esoteric, divination and wicca concept. Halloween background.

Black Candles

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Saturn
Element: Earth, Darkness
Zodiac: Capricorn, Aquarius
Day Of The Week: Saturday
Chakra: Muladhara (Root)
Deities: Kali, Hekate, Hades
Music: Dark, Heavy, Aggressive, Grounding, Ominous
Plane: All Planes
Speed: Slow
Polarity: Repulsion
Tarot: Devil Card, Judgement, Death, The Moon, The Tower, Swords
Numerology: 8, 13
Stones: Black (& Schorl) Tourmaline, Obsidian, Jet, Onyx, Bloodstone, Black Pearl, Black Opal, Blizzard Stone
Vibrations: Protection, Grounding, Banishing, Return To Sender, Neutralize, Jinx Or Remove Jinxes & Hexes, Uncrossing, Repelling Malignant Magick & Intentions, Eliminate Bad Habits, Remove Confusion, Absorbing, Binding, Healing Discord, Shapeshifting, Subconscious Mind, Meditation, Loss, Death, Grief, Disaster, Removing Blocks, Exorcism, Destruction Magic, Containment

Aromatherapy Concept. Aromatic White Candles and Essential Oil Reed Diffusers
Aromatherapy Concept. Aromatic White Candles and Essential Oil Reed Diffusers

White Candles

Gender: Feminine
Planet: Moon
Element: Water, Light
Zodiac: Cancer
Day Of The Week: Monday
Chakra: Sahasrara (Crown)
Deities: Lord Shiva, Yakiniyamba, Diana, Selene, Apollo
Music: Bright, Uplifting, High-vibrational, Solfeggio
Plane: All Planes
Speed: Fast
Polarity: Attraction
Tarot: Wheel Of Fortune, The Moon, Cups, The Sun, The Star
Numerology: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9
Stones: Talc, Clear & White Quartz, Diamond, Moonstone, Howlite, Selenite, Amethyst, White Agate, White Calcite, Charoite
Vibrations: All, Can Replace Any Color. Cleansing, Protection, Purity, Chastity, Truth, Peace, Clarity, Rest, Wholeness, Protection, Happiness, Unity, Healing, Magic, Light, Energy, Enthusiasm, Clear Vision, Marriage, Birth, Wisdom, Lunar Energy, Raising Vibrations, Corruption, Impotence, Destroy Sex Drive, Weakness, Fear, Feminine Energies, Repels Malignant Energy

Scented candle and roses on pink background
Scented candle and roses on pink background

PINK Candles

Gender: Feminine
Planet: Venus
Element: Water, Air, Earth
Zodiac: Cancer, Gemini, Libra, Taurus, Virgo
Day Of The Week: Friday
Chakra: Heart
Deities: Venus, Aphrodite, Hera, Inanna, Astarte, Freyja, Hathor, Frigg, Eros, Parvati, Juno, Suadela, Philotes, Peitho, Himeros, Pothos
Music: Loving, Romantic, Ballads, Smooth Jazz, Tranquil Spa Music
Plane: Mental, Physical, Spiritual, Emotional
Speed: Moderate
Polarity: Attraction
Tarot: The Lovers, Cups
Numerology: 6, 9
Stones: Rose Quartz, Pink Kunzite, Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Pink Aventurine, Fluorite & Amethyst, Kaolinite, Moonstone, Carnelian
Vibrations: Unconditional & Pure Love, Romantic Love, Friendship, Compassion, Femininity, Memories, Good Times, Forgiveness, Self-love, Faith, Joy, Harmony, Unity, Emotional Healing, Family, Intimacy, Femininity, Attraction, Partnerships, Purity, Spiritual Love, Sensitivity, Soothing, Nurturing, Family Matters, Sleep, Mending Quarrels, Dispelling Negativity, Sensual Pleasure

Aromatic Candles. Chocolate Brown and Caramel Scented Candles
Aromatic Candles. Chocolate Brown and Caramel Scented Candles

Brown Candles

Gender: Balanced
Planet: Earth, Saturn, Pluto
Element: Earth
Zodiac: Capricorn, Gemini, Libra, Virgo (Dark), Scorpio (Reddish)
Day Of The Week: Saturday
Chakra: Feet, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Deities: Pluto, Saturn, Hades, Dionysus, Baccus, Cernunnos, Athena, Pan, Frejya, Isis, Hathor
Music: Grounding, Nature Sounds, Indigenous Music Of Any Culture
Plane: Physical
Speed: Slow
Polarity: Attraction
Tarot: The Devil, Pentacles
Numerology: 4, 8
Stones: Agate, Jasper, Jaguar Stone, Sandstone, Tiger’s Eye, Smoky Quartz, Pietersite, Tiger Iron, Iron Ore, Bronzite, Golden Quartz
Vibrations: Grounding, Stability, Nuturing, Comfort, Material Gain, Household Magick, Order, Organization, Intuition & Psychic Abilities, Finding Lost Items, Animal & Earth Magick, Friendships, Travel, Increase, Attraction, Beginnings, Rebirth & Renewal, Longevity, Security, Property, Sorrow, Dullness, Uncertainty, Absorption, Neutrality, Practicality, Making Amends, Real-estate Magick

Grey candles on a plate
Grey candles on a plate

Grey Candles

Gender: Balanced Feminine
Planet: Moon, Saturn (Dark Grey)
Element: Air, Water
Zodiac: Capricorn, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn
& Virgo (Dark Grey)
Day Of The Week: Monday, Saturday
Chakra: Root, Crown
Deities: Hekate, Hades, Saturn, Pluto, Hermes, Eros,
Music: Flutes, Water Sounds, Calming
Plane: All Planes
Speed: Neutral
Polarity: Neutral
Tarot: The Chariot, High Priestess, Justice, The Devil, Swords, Cups
Numerology: 4, 5
Stones: Merlinite, Feldspar, Hematite, Pyrite, Labradorite, Grey Agate, Chalcedony, Fluorite, Jasper, Diamond & Spinel, Hematite
Vibrations: Balance, Neutrality, Protection, Peace, Authority, Underworld, Influence, Learning, Teaching, Dream Work, Endings, Spirits, Sorrow, Stability, Visions, Wisdom, Secrets, Loneliness, Astral Energy, Receptivity, Remove Malignant Energy, Remove Obstacles, Psychic Abilities, Confusion, Feminine Energies

Beautiful shiny silver christmas decor and burning candle close up. Cozy winter atmosphere.
Beautiful shiny silver christmas decor and burning candle close up. Cozy winter atmosphere.

Silver Candles

Gender: Feminine
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Zodiac: Aquarius, Cancer, Gemini
Day Of The Week: Monday
Chakra: Sacral
Deities: Diana, Selene, Athena, Hekate, Isis, Freyja, Astarte, Demeter, Kali, All Divine Feminine
Music: Calming & Tranquil Music, Soothing, Water Sounds
Plane: Spiritual, Emotional
Speed: Neutral
Polarity: Neutral
Tarot: Chariot, High Priestess, Justice, The Moon, The Star, Cups
Numerology: 5, 9
Stones: Silver, Pyrite, Hematite, Moonstone, Peacock Ore, Merlinite, Labradorite, Galena, Phenakite, Magnetite, Quartz
Vibrations: Ambition, Feminine Energy, Astral Work, Awareness, Births & Beginnings, Overcoming Challenges, Increasing Psychic Ability, Dream Work, Healing, Enchantments, Inspiration, Intuition, Lunar Magic, Purification, Stability, Success, Spirituality, Psychic & Spiritual Protection, Fame, Influence, Negativity, Money

Golden interior home decoration. Woman hand lightning gold candle. Festival holiday.
Golden interior home decoration. Woman hand lightning gold candle. Festival holiday.

Gold Candles

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Zodiac: Leo, Sagittarius, Virgo
Day Of The Week: Sunday
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Heart, Crown
Deities: Ra, Apollo, Helios, Lord Shiva, Yakiniyamba, Lakshmi, Hotei, Odin, Zeus & All Divine Masculine
Music: Energizing, Upbeat, Pop & Dance Music, Uplifting
Plane: Astral
Speed: Fast
Polarity: Attraction
Tarot: The Sun, The Star, Strength, Emperor, Hierophant, Wands
Numerology: 1, 6
Stones: Gold, Citrine, Goldstone, Sunstone, Imperial Topaz, Yellow Sapphire, Tourmaline, Opal & Fluorite, Heliodor, Chrysoberyl, Amber
Vibrations: Great Wealth, Riches, Abundance, Prosperity, Business Success, Cleansing, Divine Masculine, Power, Wisdom, Victory, Astral Work, Attraction, Confidence, Beauty, Luxury, Blessings, Consecration, Divination, Solar Magick, Illumination, Friendships, Knowledge, Intuition, Knowledge, Strength, Skills, Well-being

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