Are You Burning The Correct Candle Color For Your Intentions?

Updated: Apr 30

A quick guide in choose the right candle color to properly align your intentions for results!

Candle colors are never chosen at random. When choosing a candle for a specific purpose, there is a great deal of spiritual significance, and their meanings are derived from color magic.


The property of color is light, and light is a form of energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It is always in motion, even when contained in something that is still. Each color candle has a vibrational frequency, and each color corresponds to a particular force in nature. The right color allows you to harness its frequency vibration, which in turn allows you to create your reality intentionally.



Here's our list of 10 basic candle colors you will find, thier significance, and how to use them for your intentions:



1. White Candles

White candles make great all-purpose candles, which may provide blessings because all colors are derived from white light. In Africa, white is the iwa (Cool) color representing purity and peace. White candles are great for the symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and ancestor veneration. Burn Obatala White Candle for meditations, mental clarity, peace, calm, and tranquility. Burn Egun White Candle to honor your ancestors and connect to spirit guides.


2. Yellow Candles

Yellow is a great color to use for building confidence, intelligence, joy, charm, eloquence, love, creativity, prosperity & abundance. If you have deep mood swings and mental blocks burning a yellow candle can bring sweetness and happiness into your life and relationships. Burn Oshun yellow candle to invite, sweetness, love, and abundance into your life.


3. Pink Candles

Pink is another color for love, compassion, self-love, and friendship. Pink candles can be used to attract unconditional love from another person and within yourself. Burn Oshun Pink Candle to heal emotional problems and increase your capacity to be more loving, compassionate, and nurturing to yourself and other people.

4. Purple Candles

Purple is a high-vibrational color and great for psychic abilities, domination & overcoming all obstacles. Purple is the vibration that helps connect you to the spiritual realm and your spiritual team. Burn Oya Purple Candle to overcome your oppressors, invoke transformation in your life, and cut stagnation. Burn Babalu Aye Purple Candle for spiritual healing of the body and mind.


5. Red Candles

Red is the color of blood and associated with fire. Red candles symbolize vitality, strength, and good health. Red is also great for protection from enemies, sexuality, fidelity, power, confidence, and fertility. Use a Chango Red Candle to crown your efforts in success, overcome your enemies and boost your confidence.


6. Orange Candles

Orange candles are great for attracting positive energy, desired outcomes, and stimulating courage. Orange helps you be more adaptable to changes and provides agility. Use Orange candles to speed things up in your life.



7. Blue Candles

Blue candles symbolize tranquility, peace, healing, truth, communication, and clairvoyance. Blue Candles are heavily connected to water deities and spirits and great for emotional healing. Use Yemaya or Olokun Blue Candle to instill healing, health, and harmony in your mind, body, and spirit.


8. Green Candles

Green represents growth, regeneration, abundance, success, prosperity, and luck. Green is great to use when you are looking for employment or success in your business. You can burn an Ogun or Orula candle for progress and growth towards your destiny.


9. Brown Candles

Brown candles are connected to the earth, animals, and healing. You can use Brown to stabilize your emotions and energy and regain balance in your life. Brown can also be used to connect to spirit guides who may take the form of animals.


10. Black Candles

Black candles are the most misunderstood color due to cultural biases and internalized racism. Black absorbs light and is great for banishing negativity and fighting off hexes and curses. Because black also contains all colors it can be used as an all-purpose candle. To strengthen your protection, ward off evil, return to sender, and open your roads, use the Eshu Elegua black candle.

Now you know the basic candle colors and how they correspond with your intentions!


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