Candle Colors
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The Color of the candle is one of the most important part of the candle. There are twelve basic colors, which give off the corresponding energies. Red is the most physically potent and powerful, and Violet is the most passive and spiritually receptive. The primary colors of the light spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) emit specific energies, which are symbolic of their intrinsic properties. These colors move energy outward and forward, as well as inward and backward.
In addition to the seven colors listed above, there are six additional colors used in the art of candle magick. These are black, white, gray, pink, gold, and brown. Black anchors and absorbs; white encourages and supports; gray is seldom used because it is considered to be void, without movement; pink attracts and entices; gold increases wealth; and brown stabilizes and sustains.
Here is a table of the colors and burning times for each.

Candle Color Table
Candle Color
Meaning of Color
Burning Time

Red
Courage, Strength, Survival, Power, Lust, Immediate Action, Love, Sex Magick, Revenge, Anger, Courage, Magnetism

One Hour

Pink
Love, Friendship, open the heart, calm the emotions, femininity, draw affection, spells for the heart

One Hour
Orange
Action, Attraction, Selling, Bring about desired results, Spells to stimulate energy, Spells on All Hallows Eve
Two Hours
Yellow
Communication, selling oneself, persuasion, Attraction, Charm, Spells involving confidence
Three Hours
Green
Fertility, Money, Luck, Health, Personal Goals, Success, Rituals to conteract greed and Jealousy, Rejuvenation and Ambition
Four Hours
Blue
Creativity, Tranquility, Peace, Perception, Loyalty, Truth, Wisdom, Protection during sleep, Astral Projection, Prophetic Dreams
Three hours
Indigo
Wisdom, self-awareness, psychic abilities
Two Hours
Violet
Power, Ambition, Tension, Spiritual Development, Success, Idepindence, Spells for Homosexual love
One Hour
Black
Protection, Return or Release Negativity, Power, Banishment, Binding, Meditation Rituals, Hexes
One Hour
Brown
Locate lost objects and improve powers of concentration and telepathy, Protection of Familiars and pets, Grounding, Stability
Four Hours
White
Universal Candle, Used for any type or form of Spellcasting, Sometimes used as the opposite of Black, i.e. Unbinding
No Set Time
Gold
Increase Wealth, Prosperity, Attraction, Rituals to honor Solar Deities, Spells to attract the power of cosmic influences
One Hour
Grey
Spells to neutralize negative energies, the void, Don't be confused, this color is not for reversals, just to end energies
No Set Time
Silver
In addition, I have added the color Silver, used almost the same as Grey but Silver is often used to attract the influence of the Goddess
No Set Time


Candle Colors of the Sabbats:

CANDLEMAS: Red, Pink, Brown
SPRING EQUINOX: Green, yellow, Gold
BELTANE: Dark Green
SUMMER SOLSTICE: Green, Blue
LAMMAS: Yellow, Orange
AUTUMN EQUINOX: Orange, Brown, Yellow.
SAMHAIN: Black, Orange
YULE: Red, Green, White
I have found more than one set of color tables, so I will put both findings in the table below, use which you feel is the right color.
 
Candle Colors of the Zodiac
Zodiac
Sign:
First Color
 Set:
Second Color Set:
ARIES:
Red
Pink
TAURUS:
Green
Orange
GEMINI:
 Yellow or Silver
Violet
CANCER:
White
Green
LEO:
Gold or Yellow
Red
VIRGO:
 Grey
Yellow
LIBRA:
 Royal Blue
Blue
SCORPIO:
 Black or Red
Gold
SAGITTARIUS:
Dark Blue or Purple
Red
CAPRICORN:
Black or Dark Brown
Brown
AQUARIUS:
Light Blue
Purple
PISCES:
Aquamarine
White


Daily Colors:

SUNDAY: Yellow
MONDAY: White
TUESDAY: Red
WEDNESDAY: Purple
THURSDAY: Blue
FRIDAY: Green
SATURDAY: Black