The Power of Candles in Wiccan Rituals


Candle Magic is widely performed and easy to use. It is an excellent starting point for beginners. A candle is also a key component in any given Wicca ritual or spell because it represents the element of fire. A seasoned or experienced Wicca can also use a candle as a focal point in which they can concentrate their will in order to meditate, seek out guidance or bring about change in their lives.

It is important that a newcomer to Wicca familiarize themselves with the many uses and colors for which candles are used so that they do not inadvertently call forth negative energies into their circle or pentagram. Experienced Wicca’s are already aware of this possibility, and take great measures to avoid any mishaps.

Rituals and spells require different colors of candles to promote different kinds of energies and sensations, so it is advisable to any Wicca, beginner or experienced, to purchase the correct color.

Some of the colors of candles and their meanings are:

Red- Energy, strength, passion, courage, the element of fire, fast action, lust, the blood of the moon, vibrancy, Driving force, love, survival, war and aggression.

Orange-Business goals, Property deals, Ambition, Career goals, General Success, justice, Legal matters, Selling, Action, to attract love and communication

Gold-Wealth, The God, Promote Winning, Safety, and power of the male, Happiness, Playful Humor

Yellow-The Sun, Intelligence, learning, Memory, Imagination, Breaking Mental Blocks, Selling Yourself, confidence, charm, and cheer.

White- A balance of all colors; Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth-seeking; Rituals involving lunar energy’ May be substituted for any color candle.

Purple-Power, success, idealism, psychic manifestations, ideals for rituals to secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, or to make contact with the spiritual another world, increases Neptune energy.

Silver: Removes negativity and encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess.

Pink: Promotes romance, friendship, standard color for rituals to draw affections; a color of femininity, honor, service, brings the friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table.

When using Candle Magic it is important to remember a couple of things.

1. Never, reuse a candle because each candle is usually inscribed with special markings to promote a positive outcome for any given candle, and re-usage will dampen this energy or change the outcome of a spell or ritual.

2. Once you buy candles for a specific spell, try to refrain from using them for other rituals or spells, because it will be a waste of positive energy.

3. Store your candles in a place where they will not get broken or melt.

As long as a beginner remembers these few rules then their candle rituals will be a success.

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