What follows is a semi-traditional listing of candle colors and their associated properties. Remember that no list is absolute and that, ultimately, you must use what feels right to you as symbols in magick are like symbols in a dream: personal and mutable.
Red– 1st Chakra, Fire, Life-force, Anger, Love, Lust, Power
Orange– 2nd Chakra, Fire, Sexuality, Healing, Attraction
Yellow– 3rd Chakra, Fire/Air, Power, Anti-depressant, Abundance
Green– 4th Chakra, Earth/Water, Healing, Compassion, Growth, Money/Prosperity
Blue– 5th+Higher-Self/Ascended-Self Chakra, Water, Emotions, Divination, Communication, Peace
Indigo– 6th Chakra, Spirit/Ether/Force, Divination, Clairvoyance, Psychic Ability, Spirituality
Violet– 7th Chakra, Connection to Spirit, Higher Healing, Guides, Angels
White– Higher-Self/Ascended-Self Chakras, Purity, Cleansing, Peace
Black– (reversing) Hexes, Protection, Grounding, Banishing, Binding, Underworld meditations
Brown– Earth, Grounding, Healing of Animals and the Earth
Pink– Love, Romance, “Soft” emotions
Silver– Moon Magick, Goddess Power
Gold– Solar magick, God Power
Dressing a Candle:
Invoking: Start from the outside tips and work inward to “draw-in” the desired energies.
Banishing: Start from the middle and work outward to cast away unwanted influences.
Using an appropriate oil (or one that you are drawn to) begin to rub it into your selected candle while visualizing your magickal goal as already having been completed. When you light your candle, you are giving thanks to Spirit for the blessings that you have requested.
A simple prayer for cleansing a candle:
“By this oil (water, salt, etc.) you are cleansed,
By my will you are ready for magick.”
A generic prayer for lighting a candle:
“In the presence of the light of my Higher-Self,
I light this candle in the name of (name of goal) .
I give thanks for as this flame burns, (name of goal) surrounds me.”