Candles and Color
Color has subtle influences and each one vibrates at a different
frequency. Because of the different effects of color on the human
psyche and the surrounding environment, different colored candles are
used for different magical end-results.
These colors and their vibrations are also closely linked with the
cosmic forces and are personified by the Planetary Angels.
Each color in the spectrum is connected with the astrological signs of
the Zodiac and their planetary rulers.
Below I have listed the main colors used in candle magic together with
their magical significance's and the influences of each astrological
Astrologically, the colors and their correspondences are
classified and related as follows.
- White represents purity, spirituality and peace. In
some cultures it is the color of death and mourning.
- Red symbolizes health, energy, strength, sexual
virility, courage and the masculine principle in Nature.
- Pink is associated with romantic love, affection and
- Yellow is the color of the intellect, the powers of
the creative imagination, memory, communication and mental agility.
- Green equals abundance, fertility, good luck and
- Blue is the color of healing, truth, inspiration,
higher wisdom, occult power and psychic protection, understanding, good
health and the feminine principle in Nature.
- Purple symbolizes success in financial affairs,
psychic ability of a highly-developed form, idealism and spiritual
- Gold attracts positive influences and it's connected
with justice and career matters.
- Silver represents clairvoyance, astral energies and
channeling, also the faculty of far memory and remembering past lives.
- Aries (March 21 April 20) Ruling planet - Mars.
Shades of red, usually the darker shades of scarlet or crimson.
Magically the planet Mars is the purifier and destroyer who sweeps
aside the stagnant, the unwanted and the redundant so progress can be
made. Alternatively, the planet of war also represents the creative
principle and the unconscious urge for the human species to reproduce
itself, for life and death are two aspects of the same energy.
- Taurus (April 21-May 21) Ruling planet - Venus.
Green, ranging from the palest apple green to the dark olive of the
earth forces. In magical lore the Venusian energy represents the
spiritual desire to unite the opposites and balance the dual forces of
male and female. This union was known to the medieval alchemists as
"the sacred marriage" and is symbolized in magic and Wicca by the
ritual metaphor of the sword in the chalice.
- Gemini (May 22 June 21) Ruling planet - Mercury
Yellow is the color of this Zodiac sign representing communication and
the power of the mind. In occult tradition Gemini is a symbol of the
dualism which manifests from the transcendental Oneness and of magus
who acts as a go-between carrying messages between Middle Earth and the
- Cancer (June 22-July 22) Ruling planet - the
moon. Metallic blue and silver are the colors of the lunar sphere. It
is the realm of the unconscious, the hidden side of the personality and
- Leo (July 23-August 23) Ruling planet - the
sun. Its colors are gold and orange. The sun represents the life force
and is the visible symbol of the Cosmic Creator in the solar system.
- Virgo (August 24-September 23) Ruling planet -
Mercury. Reddish-yellow is the color associated with this alternative
aspect of Mercurial energy It represents the analytical abilities of
the mind symbolized by the quest for scientific knowledge.
- Libra (September 24-October 23) Ruling planet
- Venus. Libra's colors are sky blue and rose pink. It symbolizes the
heights attainable by romantic and spiritual love.
- Scorpio (October 24-November 22) Ruling planet
- Pluto. Dark red or silvery gray The energy of the Plutonian sphere is
connected with Mars and represents death and regeneration. It has
rulership over the underworld, the spirits of the departed and nuclear
- Sagittarius (November
23-December 21 ) Ruling planet - Jupiter. Purple and royal blue are the
colors of this Zodiac sign. It is an expansive planetary energy
connected with the world of finance and social matters.
- Capricorn (December 22 January 20) Ruling planet -
Saturn. Black is the primary color of the Saturnian energy It rules
karma, fate and destiny, the law, old age and property matters.
- Aquarius (January 21-February 19) Ruling
planet - Uranus. The color of this astrological sign combines all the
shades of the spectrum in a flashing rainbow pattern. This planetary
energy is a higher octave of Saturn and has rulership over magic
(forces, astrology and modern technology like television, video and
- Pisces (February 20-March 20) Ruling planet -
Neptune. Sea-green or indigo are the colors of Pisces, which is
connected with the planetary energy of Jupiter. It has rulership over
inspiration, matters connected with the sea and entertainment,
especially the movie industry.