Welcome and well met to the very first article of my brand new magickal series, “Candle Colour Magick 101”!
In this series, I will be delving deep into the symbolism and mysticism behind colour magick as well as sharing with you a few simple beginner-friendly spells aimed at helping to get you started with manifesting some colourful magick of your very own!
Of course, no colour magick guide would be complete without exploring the wondrous world of candle magick!
What is Candle Magick?
Candle Magick is a form of ritual or spellwork that calls upon the powerful element of fire to bring its fierce energy and unrelenting strength to a casting. Candle magick is the process by which we focus and store our own energy and magickal intentions within the wax of a spell candle, then burn that candle during our casting to release our amplified magickal energy into the universe and the physical world.
Candle Magick happens to be a personal favourite of mine and I use it, along with colour magick, quite often in my own castings and rituals. That said, if candle spells and other forms of candle magick are something that you are interested in, then definitely make sure to stay tuned because I plan on releasing several articles about candles and their magickal uses very soon!
But Where to Begin with Colour Magick?
Learning the basics of colour magick is vital for any young witch or beginner caster and will help you to improve upon and strengthen any energetic spells you are casting. Colour Magick is the art of knowing each of the unique properties of colours found throughout the natural world and using their specific vibrations to amplify your efforts.
There are a multitude of different ways that you can incorporate colour into your magickal practice – even on a daily basis! Therefore, in this series, we will be exploring all of the colour magick basics in the hopes that these articles may serve as a helpful guide for you as you walk along your own magickal path.
To begin, let’s start by taking a closer look at the fundamental foundation of many spells – The Elements – and how they interact with the magickal vibrations of different colours.
Air – Air is the element that is most closely associated with the colour Yellow or Gold and is represented in the East of the sacred circle. In fact, the element of Air and thus the colours Gold and Yellow are said to embody the light of dawn and the sort of hopeful joy and bright energy that can be felt on a warm summer’s day.
Fire – Fire is the element that is most closely associated with the passionate colour of Red and is represented in the South of the sacred circle. Red magick symbolizes ambition, vitality, love, passion, courage, and transformation! Red carries a very powerful and intense energy that can overwhelm the inexperienced.
Water – Water is the element that is most closely associated with the soothing colour of Blue and is represented in the West of the sacred circle. This element and its corresponding shades of blue most strongly resonate with healing, compassion, emotion, wisdom, and tranquility.
Blue magick is useful for encouraging honest communication and developing trust as well as healing of old wounds or mental/emotional scars.
Earth – Earth is the element that is most closely associated with the colours Green and to a lesser extent, Brown, and is represented in the North of the sacred circle. The element of Earth and thus its corresponding shades of Green and Brown are both practical and grounded. It is the energy most necessary when hard work or re-focus is needed. Earth represents life in all of its many shades and stages.
It is curious and playful as well as sturdy and steadfast. The energy of Green magick is ever-flowing, like a sturdy tree branch in the wind, it may bend yet never break.
Spirit – And last but far from least there is the final element which resides in the very center of the sacred circle – the element of Spirit. Spirit represents the very soul of the caster, their center, and where they derive their magickal force or power from. It is our spirit that sets our intentions and casts them into motion to manifest change in our daily lives.
The element of Spirit is most closely associated with the colour White. White magick is, in essence, pure positive energy. The power of White magick is calming, healing, cleansing, and strong. It never wavers.
The Days of the Week
Each day of the week has its own colour and ruling planet. Knowing which celestial bodies and colours coincide with certain days of the week can enable you to give a massive magickal boost to your spellwork and rituals by simply choosing a complimentary day based on the desired intentions or energy of your spell.
- Monday – Ruled by the Moon; White, Silver, Lavender, and Pale Blue.
- Tuesday – Ruled by Mars; Red, Scarlet, Orange, and Black.
- Wednesday – Ruled by Mercury; Pale Orange, Purple, and Brown.
- Thursday – Ruled by Jupiter; Dark Blue, Royal Purple, and Green.
- Friday – Ruled by Venus; Red, Pink, and Aquamarine (Greenish-blue)
- Saturday – Ruled by Saturn; Violet, Black, and White.
- Sunday – Ruled by the Sun; Yellow, Gold, Yellow-Orange, Neon Shades of Yellow and Orange, White, and Pink.
Basic Associated Properties
As I’m sure you’ve guessed by now, every colour has a set of magickal properties and energetic vibrations that are associated with it and can be used to amplify your own spellwork. Examine what it is you hope to accomplish with your spell and then select a colour or colours based off of which best aligns with your intent.
Here is a very basic list of the main magickal properties associated with a few of the more commonly used colours:
- White – Spirituality, Protection, Cleansing, and Healing.
- Yellow – Intellect, Learning, Concentration/Focus, Inspiration, Optimism, and Joy.
- Orange – Empathy, Confidence, Honesty, and Pride.
- Red – Ambition, Passion, Love, Courage, and Transformation.
- Pink – Friendship, Self-love, Unconditional Love, Gentleness, and Reconciliation.
- Purple – Psychic Matters, Third-Eye, Success, Power, and Commitment.
- Blue – Healing, Guidance, Truth, Communication, and Calmness.
- Green – Fertility, Employment, Luck, Prosperity, Abundance, and Beauty.
- Brown – Nature, Grounding, Animals, Security, and the Finding of Lost Things.
- Grey – Divination, Psychic Awareness, Legal Matters, and Secrets.
- Black – Rebirth, Binding, Stability, Banishing, Divination, and Protection.
- Silver – The Goddess, the Moon, Dreams, Visions, and Intuition.
- Gold – The God, the Sun, Life Essence, and Longevity.
How to Put Colour Magick to Use?
Okay, so that was a lot of informationon on the multitude of different colours and a few of their magickal properties to get you started giving your spells and rituals a colourful energy boost!
But did you know that you can also use colour magick in your everyday/mundane life as well? Just think about it! Do you have a particular shade of red lipstick that you absolutely swear by for first dates? Or does the sun’s warm golden rays lift up your spirits and make you just want to smile?
And what about that favourite coloured shirt or dress? Don’t you feel amazing and positively empowered whenever you wear it?!
That’s it! THAT is the power of Colour Magick! It is, at its very essence, the use of colour to impact our magickal power and our very lives in ways that bring us prosperity, wellness, joy, and all-around happiness! So go on, add a little colour into your next spell or ritual and feel the difference as it makes your magick soar!
Oh yeah! And make sure that you stay tuned for the rest of my “Colour Magick 101” series if you are interested in learning more about the different colours, their magickal uses, and a few of my favourite colourful spells!
Until next time!
Clear Skies & Bright Moons,