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A Complete Guide to the Red Candle Color and Significance

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How are Candles used in Spiritual Practices?

Spirituality with crystals, incense and various symbols etc. is slowly but surely gaining a lot of popularity. Through all practices of this kind, there is a play of energy. This means you are either warding off a specific aura or welcoming in a new or desired one.

There are four main elements which play an important role in the spiritual aspect; fire, water, air and earth. Fire is the element that represents the source of light amidst darkness. Candles are lit when there is death because it signifies brightness in the second world.

Even us humans, it is believed are represented by these four elements. Each of these elements connects to the different moods an individual experience. Even the zodiacs are divided between these elements because of their significance.

Lots of spiritual studies suggest that when a person surrounds oneself with these 4 elements, they feel connected to the nature. Water and mud can be kept in small containers and air fortunately, always surrounds us but to bring fire, we need candles. Keep on reading to learn more about what colored candles means since color itself has a lot of spiritual significance to it.


Various Colors of Candles and their Significance

Color is a tool used in various cultural, religious and spiritual contexts. Different cultures value different colors. But one thing we know for sure is that according to most belief systems colors have different symbolisms. The symbolism varies across cultures and it is undeniable that color has played a role in the culture and spirituality of generations upon generations. Each shade carries its own unique wavelength and frequency. This influences our brain so you cannot ignore the significance of color.

Most commonly used colors in candles and their significance are mentioned below:

  • White: This color refers to purity, goodness and serenity. Best day to use is Monday.
  • Black: This color is associated with removing negative and evil energy, and protection against bad things. Best day to use is Saturday.
  • Yellow: This color is related to intellect, long term memory or recalling an old memory. Best day to use is Wednesday.
  • Purple: If you wish to reveal something that has been hidden from you, use a purple candle. It can also be used for predictions of the future. Although violet and lavender shades indicate more gentleness and marriage. Best day to use is Thursday.
  • Brown: This color is connected to beasts and creatures. Best day to use is Saturday.
  • Pink: It is used to honor and promote friendship, sensitivity and the emotional side of oneself like love and loyalty. Best day to use is Friday.
  • Orange: Prosperity, law and justice are the concepts associated with this color. Best day to use is Sunday.
  • Grey: Associated with the stars and sky, this color’s energy involves astral and dream related issues. There are two best days to use, that is, Monday and Saturday.
  • Blue: This color holds the key to meditation, healing and a general aura of peace. Best day to use is Thursday.
  • Green: Do you desire growth and achievement of goals very specific or personal to you? Then the green candle is the one for you. Best day to use is Friday.

4 Purposes to Use a Red Candle

Now, that you are familiar with the variations in the energies of different colors in terms of candle rituals, let us talk about the most powerful and the most commonly used color. Red candles have such a strong influence on their own that they do not require accompanying enchantments or steps to the practice. If you are facing trouble in the following matters or wish to increase your prosperity in these particular fields of energy, the red candle is perfect for you.

1. Cleanse Negative Energies

If you enter a new space for example move into a new apartment or house, and you sense something is wrong, it may not just be in your head. When you first come into a space, it has not fully absorbed your essence yet. Thus, it may be harboring evil energy from past residents of the area. For this purpose, light a red candle at the main entrance of your house or apartment.

2. Sexual Benefits

Red is a color generally associated with lust, passion and sexual intimacy. Even in terms of lingerie red has been one of the most seductive and alluring colors for decades. So, it is no surprise that in candles, red is powerful. It grants you physical strength to last longer in bed and can make you more confident and attractive to the preferred gender.

3. Vitality

Red candles are the key to physical strength. If you are ill, you may want to choose a blue candle instead. Red candles are for people not suffering from illness. They are more helpful in gaining strength during normal health conditions.

4. Financial and Career Help

If you are looking for an increase in income, red candles are the way to go. They will bring you better job opportunities and promotions. It can also help you to get bonuses or win a lucky draw.


Why the Red Candle is So Powerful?

Mars is the planet that rules the color red. This planet is the ruler of passion, war, sex and physical fitness. It encompasses a wide range of success.

Where and When to Light It?

As mentioned above, red is connected to the planet of Mars. So, Tuesday is the ideal day in the week to light a red candle. Try to light the candle in the corner of the room. It is advisable to light it in the south direction of your house for sex and career goals. If you are using it for cleansing a space try the north parts of the house or room.


6 Cautions While Lighting a Red candle

1. Set a Clear Intention

The most vital step in actually achieving your goals is setting a clear intention. Be sure of what you want. If it helps, write down what you want to achieve from this candle ritual. You cannot be unsure of what you want and then expect the universe to deliver it to you. Focus on your true desires and make it as crystal clear and definite as possible in your head.

2. Use Symbols to Intensify

If you wish to heighten the magic, take a piece of chalk (preferably white) and draw symbols according to what you are manifesting. If it is money, draw symbols of various currencies around the area. If it is sexual, write the name of your partner. It does not have to be an ancient rune for it to work. Anything you write or draw near the candle will aid in visualization.

3. You Can Overdo It

Once the ritual is over, don’t do it again the very next day. You must simply wait for the result to take place. If you perform the practice more than twice a week, you will not be able to unwind. Stress and anxieties will make their way into your bedroom, your office and your home.

4. It Must be Untouched by Previous Energy

Avoid a previously used or owned candle. It may be contaminated by other energies or manifestations.

5. The Shade of Red is Important

Light or cherry red tones are for career, money and physical vitality. While maroon shades are more commonly used in romantic spells and attraction rituals.

6. Proper Disposal

You can only use the candle once. Blowing it out and then lighting it again will not be effective. Leave the candle to burn till the very end or as much as possible. Afterwards don’t throw it in the trash, either bury it or throw it a water body. It must be returned to nature to finish the ritual and set it in place.



Now, you have all the tools to perform a red candle ritual. Using the energy of red candles, you will be able to manifest a prosperous and fruitful future for yourself. Use red candles carefully; even though it may seem simple, it holds a lot of power. If you wish to use a different color, it is always good to read in-depth before using the candles with intentions.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Muriel B Tewes

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