Symbolism of Candle & Crystal Colors
Every color has its own vibration and magical association. Working with colors can raise the power of your spells and rituals by allowing you to tap into their deeply-rooted symbolism. All it takes is choosing the appropriate candle colors and crystals.
Red is the color of passion, fire, and vitality. It covers the strong emotions, from potent lust to anger. It has been used in protective spells for physical strength, as well as spells for lust. Work with the color red when you need courage, physical power, sexual passion, protection, or stamina. Pair red candles with carnelian, garnet, red jasper, or fire agate.
The color red is ruled by the planet Mars. Astrologically, it is associated with Aries and Scorpio. It corresponds to Muladhara, the root chakra.
Orange is associated with success, luck, joy, and creativity. It is used to bolster positive feelings, like independence, confidence, and healthy self-esteem. It is used in spells for bringing in joy, and starting new, successful endeavors. Pair orange spiritual candles with goldstone or some varieties of amber.
Orange is ruled by the sun. Astrologically, it is associated with Leo. It corresponds to Svadhisthana, the sacral chakra.
Yellow is the color of mental empowerment. Like orange, it is often used to symbolize cheerfulness, creativity, and self-esteem, but most of its power lies in promoting mental clarity and improving the logical, intellectual aspects of the mind. Pair yellow candles with citrine or amber.
Yellow is ruled by Mercury. Astrologically, it is associated with Virgo and Gemini. It corresponds to Manipura, the solar plexus chakra.
Green is the color of fresh starts, growth, and prosperity. It is used in spells for everything from increasing the yield of a garden, to fattening your wallet. If there is an area of your life that needs new growth, tap into the symbolism of green. Pair green candles with aventurine, bloodstone, malachite, or jade.
Green is ruled by Venus. Astrologically, it is associated with Taurus and Libra. It corresponds to Anahata, the heart chakra.
Blue is the color of spiritual wellness. It is peaceful, meditative, and encourages inner calm. Blue spiritual candles are used in rituals to heal, soothe anxiety, bolster faith, and bring about deep inner wisdom and harmony. Pair blue candles with lapis lazuli, sodalite, or aquamarine.
Blue is ruled by Jupiter. Astrologically, it is associated with Sagittarius and Pisces. It corresponds to Vishuddha, the throat chakra.
Violet is the color of spiritual power. It is used in rituals for meditation, intuition, and enhancing psychic abilities. As the color of royalty, purple is also associated with personal influence and power. Pair purple candles with amethyst crystals.
Violet is ruled by both Jupiter and Neptune. Astrologically, it is associated with Sagittarius and Pisces. It corresponds to Ajna, the third eye chakra.
Pink is, in essence, light red. It is most often seen in love spells -- where red is passionate, pink is romantic. Tap into pink's energy when you seek love, whether from someone else or yourself. Pair pink candles with rose quartz.
Pink is ruled by Venus. Astrologically, it is associated with Cancer, Gemini, Libra, Virgo, and Taurus. Like green, it corresponds to Anahata, the heart chakra.
Brown is an earthy color, associated with the energy of stability. It helps us balance our connections to the natural world, and is often used in spells involving animals. Pair brown candles with smoky quartz or tiger's eye.
Brown is ruled by the Earth. Astrologically, it is associated with Capricorn, Gemini, Libra, Virgo, and Scorpio. It corresponds to the foot chakras, as well as Svadhisthana and Manipura, the sacral and solar plexus chakras.
White is the presence of all colors. For this reason, white candles are often used as substitutes for others. It is also associated with purity, healing, blessing, and cleansing. Pair white candles with clear quartz or howlite.
White is ruled by the moon. Astrologically, it is associated with Cancer. It corresponds to Sahasrara, the crown chakra.
Where white is the presence of all colors, black is the absence. Tap into the power of black for protection, curse removal, to work with the shadow self, or to lay jinxes on another person. Pair black candles with black tourmaline, onyx, or hematite.
Black is ruled by Saturn. Astrologically, it is associated with Capricorn and Aquarius. It corresponds to Muladhara, the root chakra.
Candle colors are only the beginning of color magic. By choosing the right crystals, altar cloths, and even flowers, you can expand your ability to tap into the powerful magical associations of the rainbow.