It is by no means diffinitive and as I come across more information besides my own experiences it will be added to, so check this page often.
At this time this is the basic colors for most workings~~~~~
WHITE candles reflect all colors back. White is also the Balance of all colors: Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth-seeking, purity, innocence, clarity and unity, Dawn,purification, peace, truth, protection, spirituality, General work, cleansing, White help repels negativity; use to bring peace, spiritual strength, truth, purity; heals emotions, and provides protection.
NOTE: White can be used in place of any other candle color and is suitable for any ritual, if you need to do a ritual and do not have the color candle needed a white candle will work as well if you either carve a symbol, or word or name of what you want the white color candle to represent.
IVORY—(beige): neutrality, balance and harmlessness, this is a good color just for meditation and/or prayer.
RED— for sexual love. But it’s also about Energy, vitality, and strength, health, passion, sex, love, protection, fire, sexual fertility, fast action, strength, potency, lust, blood, Physical love and passion, courage, warmth, energy, attraction, magnetism, desire, action, physical strength, power, as well as willpower. Red also strengthens magnetism in a ritual, creates Ram and Scorpio energies when needed in ritual work.
PINK—- for love of the heart. Devotion, love, tenderness and faith, friendship, romance, honor, spiritual
healing, caring, affection, forming partnerships, peace, emotional healing, Universal love, purest form of love, love that is unconditional, spiritual love without sex connotation, raises vibrations, sensitivity, healing. The color pink is designed to attract attention and achieve a purpose in rituals. It is the color of femininity, Honor, Pleasantness – enhances joyful and lively conversation. When having friends over or if friends drop by even un-expectedly burn pink and white candles for conversation and peacefulness.
ROSE—-This is a combination of pink with a touch of purple, a very gentle and spiritual color it reflects
compassion for self and others, higher mystical powers, humor, Love, romance, opening the heart, forgiveness, compassion in general, healing, joy, creativity, endurance espeically in times of great trials,
strength, stability and security.
PEACH—- This is a combination of pink or light red with orange and is good for workings on restoration and rejuvenation, it is espeically good to gentle help a person through ritual regain their vitality after a long, delibating illness without over taxing the body system.
ORANGE – for attraction. Cleanses negative attitudes, situations and places, Happiness, business deals,
attracting good things, success, career, goals, stimulation, attraction, power, luck, sudden changes, Warmth, energy building, enthusiasm, attracts success and prosperity, emotional healing, attracts friends, courage and ambition. This is good for a calling a spiritual diety. So those orange tea candles or lights you find on Halloween is good to do a quick calling and focusing on which diety you have in mind.
YELLOW – well being, concentration, intuition. On a more complex level it means Intellect, wisdom and honor, action, inspiration and creativity, studying and intelligence, concentration, memory, logic, learning, attraction, confidence, mental powers, intellect, inspiration, concentration, retention of memory, energy, cheerfulness, sunny disposition, changes, endurance, stability and security.
If you are a writer yellow is a good color for strengthening the imagination and in ritual increases the concentration in a ritual. A yellow candle can be used in rituals in which the trust of a person is be gained or in which one wants to convince someone of something.
GREEN – represents health and healing, money, changes and renewal. Abundance, growth, money, success, wealth, physical healing, health, marriage, fertility, employment, balance, Stimulates growth, healing, financial success, good luck, new job, good harvest, nature appreciation, mother love or love of nature.
This is a good color in rituals to gain money or a job.
BLUE – spiritual, healing, memory. Communication, truth, peace, calm, loosing weight, wisdom, understanding, protection, harmony, inspiration, truth, patience, health and happiness, luck, communication, loyalty, peaceful, cooling, contentment, healing, idealism, harmony, devotion, meditation, Blue is concidered to be the best healing color for rituals that involve healing.
INDIGO – Brow, third eye, psychic center. Helps to see aura. Psychic awareness.
PURPLE – Crown center, royal color, Deity, spiritual. The third eye, psychic powers, meditation, spirituality, success, confidence, hidden knowledge, protection, divination, All forms of expansion, expands what you already have, spiritual protection, power, wisdom, healing, recognition, enhances psychic ability, Recognition in work, contact with spirit world. When used in ritual with a white candle it helps to neutralize the effects of karma and ego. It can open the third eye and the psychic center, but Indigo which is a combination of blue and purple takes it a step further.
VIOLET—-This is the “softer sister” to purple, Strength, Success, Idealism, psychic revelation; Ideal for rituals which are designed to secure Ambition, Independence and financial success or to establish contact with the other, spiritual world; Enhances Neptune energy. I have found that using a combination of Violet and white candles for seances to be the most effective.
LAVENDER—- This color is even a much softer side to purple, softer than violet but with a hint of pink, it reflects the Mother consciousness, manifestation and selflessness, Spirituality, compassion, understanding, inspiration, make contact with Higher-Self, attract spiritual assistance, very calming, if you are in most modern supermarkets able to find lavender colored candles scented with lavender it will help keep your sacred space in a spiritual, calming condition when you are not working in it and by doing that it will help keep it sacred when you are preparing to do spiritual workings.
BROWN —-This is an .Earth color, a balanced color. Excellent for Rituals for material gain, eliminates indecisiveness, furthers powers of concentration when combined with Yellow, learning, telepathy. Expands financial success and Material prosperity when combined with Green, Home, friendships, balance, animal magic when working with your animal totem, earth magic, concentration and studying, wealth, success,
intuition, psychic powers and ESP. Protecting pets, and stablity, When you burn a brown candle and pray to St. Anthony it is said to help find lost items.
BLACK—-burning black with any other color disolves negative energies! Protection, hex-breaking, reversing, banishing, destroying evil or negativity, binding, and repelling. Also used for healing very powerful illnesses.
Black also has its negative side when used alone such as for cursing, laying down a hex, sending out evil. But when in use with other colors and espeically when dressed with Dragon’s Blood Oil can be very powerful in working in a positive manner. If you have a Black candle and only have a white candle to aid in bring in positive energy for a specific reason you can carve on the white candle what it is.
GREY—is a combination of black and white and is good for pendulum work as it works with the intution.
GOLD—This color in ritual work can represent the God, it is for enlightenment, protection, success, wealth, money, masculinity, playfulness, luck, divination, victory. It Enhances communication and attracts the power of cosmic influences; Useful in rituals which are designed to gain fortune or money.
SILVER: (Light Grey)—in invoking the dieties Silver is primarily associated with the Goddesses while Gold is associated with the Gods, even in Christianity the friendship between St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi was referred to as “Brother Sun and Sister Moon” or Gold and Silver—this color is forVictory, Stability, meditation, Developing Psychic Ability, Removal of Negative Power, Repelling Destruction, Cancellation, Neutrality, Stalemate. If you want to do a ritual for a delaying action Silver is a good color to help focus that.