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
Purification, unity, innocence, higher power, seeking truth, enlightenment, goddess.
Also can be used as a substitute for any other color in spellwork.
Sabbat: Yule / Winter Solstice
Sun, success, wealth, understanding, intuition, persuasion, charm, confidence, honor, solar deities.
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
Sabbat: Yule & Imbolc
Attraction, road opening, good luck, stimulation, control, personal strength, authority, sudden change, adaptability.
Sabbat: Samhain, Lughnasadh, Mabon / Autumnal Equinox
Air, communication, spirits, realms, creativity, intelligence, confidence, movement, energy, learning, imagination.
Astrology: Aquarius, Gemini, Leo, Mercury
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
Magical abilities, dream magic, astral projection, inspiration, wisdom, success, power, meditation, household protection, healing, sleep.
Love, romance, friendship, peace, family, emotions, femininity, healing of spirit, honor, anxiety, depression, heart.
Sabbat: Imbolc / Candlemas
Separation, Earth, grounding, difficult situations, legality, ancestors.