One of the first things that you learn when you starting learning about Candle Magic is the use of color. Colors are powerful and can illicit very strong feelings. There are many traditional meanings for colors that you will see all across the craft in candles, ribbons, ink, paper, and more. They may be traditional, but the craft is also very personal. If pink or purple don’t speak “love” to you, don’t use them and use what does. In my case, when I think of love, I think of forests, water, warm oceans, and thick blankets. These things put me in mind of greens and browns, so that is what I use.


The traditional color correspondences for colors are as follows:

Remove negativity, banishing, binding, cleansing, protecting, focus, releasing, and unblocking. Astrology: Scorpio & Capricorn
Day: Saturday
Planet: Saturn
Sabbat: Samhain

Purification, unity, innocence, higher power, seeking truth, enlightenment, goddess.
Also can be used as a substitute for any other color in spellwork.
Astrology: Cancer
Day: Monday
Sabbat: Yule / Winter Solstice

Sun, success, wealth, understanding, intuition, persuasion, charm, confidence, honor, solar deities.
Astrology: Leo
Sabbat: Eostara / Ostara / Vernal Equinox

Stability, removes negativity, complex issues, negating, neutralizing, removes influences, psychic abilities, attracts influence of the goddess.
Astrology: The Moon

Fire, power, passion, sex, health, defense, blood, birth, death, love, courage, strength, vigor, masculinity.
Astrology: Aries, Scorpio & Mars
Day: Tuesday
Sabbat: Yule & Imbolc

Attraction, road opening, good luck, stimulation, control, personal strength, authority, sudden change, adaptability.
Astrology: Gemini
Sabbat: Samhain, Lughnasadh, Mabon / Autumnal Equinox

Air, communication, spirits, realms, creativity, intelligence, confidence, movement, energy, learning, imagination.
Astrology: Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Mercury
Day: Sunday
Sabbat: Eostara / Ostara / Vernal Equinox, Lughnasadh, Mabon

Earth, money, abundance, health, nature, fertility, rejuvenation, luck, success, soothes emotions, balance, love.
Astrology: Taurus, Cancer, Venus
Sabbat: Yule / Winter Solstice, Eostara, Beltaine

Water, employment, weather, relaxation, wisdom, harmony, peace, inner light, truth, inspiration, occult power, patience, loyalty, protection, mind, insomnia.
Astrology: Aquarius, Libra, Sagittarius, Jupiter
Day: Thursday
Sabbat: Litha

Magical abilities, dream magic, astral projection, inspiration, wisdom, success, power, meditation, household protection, healing, sleep.
Astrology: Sagittarius
Day: Wednesday

Love, romance, friendship, peace, family, emotions, femininity, healing of spirit, honor, anxiety, depression, heart.
Sabbat: Imbolc / Candlemas

Separation, Earth, grounding, difficult situations, legality, ancestors.
Astrology: Saturn


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