by Andrew Pacholyk MS. L.Ac  ~
Peacefulmind.com

Utilize the color energy of candles in your healing therapies!  Have your client choose one or two candles to light during their session.  Choose a candle you think would help you client.  If you are creating geometric patterns, decide on what color(s), shapes and approach for healing to occur.  Use color to stimulate or take away from, emotions which are lacking or need alleviating.

Red
Love, passion, energy, enthusiasm, courage, strength, radiant health. Also good for protection against psychic attack, physical harm and to conquer fear of any kind. Red is the power of strength, blood, family, grounding and rooting into the earth.

Orange
Symbolizes the Sun of midsummer. A color of great power. Enthusiasm, fun, vitality, stimulation, adaptability, attraction and friendship. Use for bringing success, or to draw/attract good things and friendly people.

Yellow
Clairvoyance, learning, mind and communication. Used in operations designed to convince the mind of another. Also to aid memory, healing, improve business, success in the performing arts, promote cheerfulness in a grouchy person and chasing evil energies away.

Green
Symbolizes nature and material gain. Healing, money, prosperity, luck, fertility, promote balance and harmony in an off balance situation, protection and calming. Other uses – For any circumstance requiring a healthier outlook, or a repeated or renewal of a desire or intention in order to perpetuate it, or protect it from deterioration.

Blue
Healing, meditation, tranquility and forgiveness. Use light blue for: devotion, inspiration, peace and blessings in the home, to keep a man or woman faithful. Use deep blue for: loyalty on a communal level, successful group enterprise and expansion. Blue is one of the most calming centering colors in the spectrum. It allows for mental wondering and a peaceful mind.

Purple (Indigo)/Violet
Intuition, dignity and spiritual shield, wisdom, idealism, psychic manifestation and spirit contact, spirituality, wisdom and psychic awareness. Typically used when great spiritual power is necessary. Effectively used against driving away evil, to breakup a jinxed condition, and for spiritual or psychic healing, or to throw up a veil of spiritual protection.

White
Protection, peace, sincerity, virtue of kinds, the highest spirituality, purity and truth. The balanced presence of all colors in synthesis.

Pink
Emotional love, friendships, gentleness, spiritual fulfillment, affection and harmony. Use for spiritual healing, break up bad prevailing conditions of many kinds, great joy and sensual pleasure.

Turquoise
Awareness, meditation, moon and creativity. This soothing combination of both green and blue create a color, which symbolizes ultimate healing. Calming, peaceful, gentle, cooling and non-threatening. Turquoise brings about change, allowing the mind to release and let go of blocked issues that prevent you from moving forward.

Black
Absorption and destruction of negative energy. Represents the still of the night, the deep cold and tranquil waters, the deepest recesses of the unconscious mind. Good for banishing rituals. As a black candle burns it releases whatever energies you have placed into it, when you charged it.

Gold
Symbolizes universal fraternity, great fortune. Use to promote understanding for divinatory rituals and bring about peace in a community in a group. Also used to bring fast luck.

Brown
Color of the soil/earth. Use in times of financial crises to attract money and financial success. Also used to attract the Earth Spirits, who must always be remunerated for their aid, and properly dismissed with a special ritual.

Silver
Represents stability and neutrality. Use to remove evil influences, or to neutralize any existing undesirable vibrations. Use with meditation to aid the development of psychic developments and ESP. Use as Altar candles to invoke the assistance of the Great Mother, or Goddess aspect of a Deity.

Magenta
Magenta is an illusionary oscillation of the color spectrum, between the infra-red and ultra-violet at a very high frequency. It is named for the Magi and literally means Magic Color. Used with other candles it will promote a speedy result or action. Also good to use for spiritual healing and quick changes of a favorable nature.

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