Candles are often used in religious ceremonies and practices. In some philosophies and disciplines candles are used to help a person focus and meditate. Candles are also used quite frequently by people who practice aromatherapy techniques. For some people candles are simply a way of relaxing. Who can deny that a meal enjoyed by candle light is much more romantic than one under the glare of a light bulb.
If you are a user of candles you might want to explore a little more about the color of candles and their meanings. Candles are also said to be closely linked to the zodiac.
Red Candles are for love, fertility, health, passion, courage and strength. When red candles are used in ceremonies, magnetism is increased.
Zodiac, Aries, Leo, Capricorn and Scorpio
Yellow Candles are for unity, activity and creativity. When they are burned during ceremonies they help increase the power of concentration and imagination. They are also said to help gain people’s confidence and can be used as persuasion instruments.
Zodiac, Virgo and Taurus
Blue Candles represent wisdom, inner light, peace, patience, understanding, protection, luck, loyalty and harmony. In rituals they inspire truth and help offer guidance.
Zodiac, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
Green Candles are for success, prosperity, and wealth. In rituals they augment the powers of luck and rejuvenation.
Zodiac, Cancer, Pieces, Aquarius and Leo
Purple Candles are for success, wisdom, healing, meditation, spirituality and power. When used as part of a ritual they negate the effects of ego and karma. They help to augment anything that you already have. They will increase psychic abilities and increase protection.
White Candles are burned for balance, cleansing, purity, innocence, unity, dawn, peace, truth, protection and clarity. White candles can be used in any ceremony as a substitute if you do not have the desired color. They are used to repel negativity and heal emotions.
Zodiac, Aries, Cancer and Pieces
Black Candles are burned for banishing and destroying any negative energy or emotions, accessing the deepest levels of the unconscious mind and reversing any negative influences in one’s life. When used as part of a ritual, black candles banish evil, break hexes and augment healing.
Zodiac, Capricorn, Libra and Scorpio