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Ritual Candle Color Correspondences-Candle Magic 101

Ritual Candle Color Guide


Ritual candle magic is potent, accessible, and effective. By lighting a candle, you are combining the elements of Fire and Air, allowing for those energies to assist you in your workings. Always practice safety first and have your candles lit in well ventilated spaces that are free of clutter and distractions.

White Candles

White Ritual Candle

Use for: Amplifying, cleansing, purifying, healing, blessings, purity, truth, peace
Day of the Week: Monday or any day
Planet/Element: Moon, Water, Spirit
Energy Center: Crown
Crystals:Quartz Crystal, Selenite, Moonstone, Herkimer Diamond

Black Candles

Black Ritual Candle

•Caution: absorbs & destroys
The burning of this candle is serious. It will neutralize negativity.
Black absorbs light. Think of a black hole.
Use for: Protection, warding off jealousy, unblocking, unhexing, repels illness, shadow work, banishing, reversals.
Day of the Week: Saturday, or on a New Moon
Planet/Element: Saturn, Earth
Energy Center: Root/base
Crystals: Black tourmaline, Jet, Obsidian, Black Kyanite

Red Candles

Red Ritual Candle

Use for: Sex, lust, passion, vigor, vitality, physical world, physical protection
Day of the Week: Tuesday
Planet/Element: Mars, Fire
Energy Center: Root/base
Crystals: Red Jasper, Carnelian, Ruby, Gardnet

Pink Candles

Pink Ritual Candle

For emotional love, not passion
Use for: Self love, romance, friendship, connections, sensuality, compassion
Day of the Week: Friday
Planet/Element: Venus, Water
Energy Center: Heart
Crystals: Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Morganite, Rhondonite

Orange Candles

Orange Ritual Candle

Use for: Ambition, stamina, success, confidence, joy, wealth, strength
Day of the Week: Sunday
Planet/Element: Sun, Fire
Energy Center: Sacral
Crystals: Amber, Carnelian, Orange Calcite

Yellow Candles

Yellow Ritual Candle

Use for: Strength, brainpower, optimism, focus, memory, visualization, health, manifest
Day of the Week: Wednesday, Tuesday
Planet/Element: Mercury, Air, Mars, Fire
Energy Center: Solar Plexus
Crystals: Citrine, Yellow Calcite, Lemon Quartz, Pyrite

Green Candles

Green Ritual Candle

Use for: Money, abundance, prosperity, fertility, financial success, justice, dispel jealousy
Day of the Week: Thursday, Friday
Planet/Element: Jupiter, Fire, Earth
Energy Center: Heart, Root
Crystals: Aventurine, Emerald, Chrysoprase, Pyrite, Citrine

Blue Candles

Blue Ritual Candle

Use for: Meditation, healing, rest, kindness, inner calm, power, health, communication, wisdom
Day of the Week: Wednesday
Planet/Element: Mercury/Air
Energy Center: Throat
Crystals: Sodalite, Blue Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli
Light Blue: harmony, contentment, wisdom, healing
Dark Blue: Flexibility, loyalty, justice, transmutes hate

Purple Candles

Purple Ritual Candle

Use for: Dreamwork, enhancing psychic abilities, divination, meditation, deity work, Spirit guides
Day of the Week: Thursday, Monday
Planet/Element: Jupiter, Neptune, Moon, Water
Energy Center: Third Eye, Crown
Crystals: Amethyst, Fluorite, Super Seven, Quartz
Varriations: Light Purple: dreamwork, psychic ability, high-self, insight, magic
Dark Puple: psychic work, spiritual protection, increasing powers, remove curses

Brown Candles

Brown Ritual Candle

Connection to Mother Earth and transmuting energy.

Use for: Balance, stability, nurturing, animal magic, attracts money, home, ancestor work
Day of the Week: Saturday
Planet/Element: Saturn, Earth, Pluto, Water
Energy Center: Sacral, Solar Plexus
Crystals: Moss Agate, Black Amber, Hag Stone, Jasper

Gold Candles

Gold Ritual Candle

Transmutes energy
Use for: Abundance, attraction, beauty, confidence, money, power, enlightment
Day of the Week: Sunday, Tuesday
Planet/Element: Sun, Mars, Fire
Energy Center: Solar Plexus, Heart, Crown
Crystals: Citrine, Tigers Eye, Chalcopyrite

Silver Candles

Silver Ritual Candle

Transmutes energy
Use for: Ambition, beginnings, clairvoyance, intuition, spirituality, stability, success
Day of the Week: Monday or Full Moon
Planet/Element: Moon, Water
Energy Center: Spirit, Sacral
Crystals: Quartz Crystal, Selenite, Apophyllite

Further Reading

The Witchs Book of Candle Magic

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