For centuries candles of different colors have been burned to attract desired emotions, material wealth, or karma. Candles can be one of the most effective tools used for meditation, rituals and other ceremonies. The size of the candles you use is not important. It is the color and its meaning that matters!
Only fresh candles should be used. This avoids issues with candles that have picked up negative energies and vibrations interfering with the ritual or meditation and adversely affecting the outcome. Traditionally, candles should be lit with matches and should be snuffed out, not blown out.
Meditate and establish a psychic link between the candle and yourself. Be specific in what you ask for and don’t get greedy. Do not use candles to put negative energy onto others. Always be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.
Since Reiki is a universal life energy, it can be stored in almost anything. Everything is capable of storing Reiki energy, and many Reiki practitioners charge various objects with Reiki energy in order to increase the amount of Reiki they can infuse into their clients during a treatment. Reiki practitioners can also charge such items as candles with Reiki energy in order to provide their loved ones with some Reiki in order to improve their spiritual well being.
- Purchase some ordinary candles. Many places, such as Candles4Less, sell candles in bulk, and can easily be accessed online. Buying candles in bulk can save a lot of money, and instead of charging each candle with Reiki individually, the entire box can be charged in one session.
- Choose whether or not to buy scented candles. Scented candles work very well with Reiki, as their smell adds an aromatherapy aspect to the Reiki released by burning the candle. However, make sure that a recipient is not put off by the smell of the scented candle, or worse, is allergic to the scent.
- Wash your hands, then soak them in a bowl of water before placing them on the candle to charge it with Reiki. Dirty hands can impede the flow of Reiki energy, as can jewelry. Make sure that your hands are completely free of any objects that may interfere with the transfer of Reiki into the candle.
- Charge the candle with Reiki energy. Place your hands on the candle, almost as though caressing it, then begin charging the candle with Reiki energy. Don’t worry about what kind of Reiki energy is being charged with or about how it is supposed to heal the recipient, since Reiki energy is supposed to go where it is most needed on a person.
Candle Colors & Uses
Below you will find a list of individual candle colors and the meanings and uses associated with that color.
Black: Used in rituals to induce a deep meditational state, to protect and/or to ward off negativity. Can be used to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy. Burning black with any other color is said to dissolves all negative energies.
Blue: The primary spiritual color It’s used to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; confers truth and guidance. Other uses include healing, sleep, creativity, perception, calming wisdom, truth, loyalty, dreams, and the examination of emotions. Some say it represents the divine mother.
Blue (Dark): Promotes laughter and joy as well as loyalty. Can be used to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased. Confers wisdom and self-awareness. Can be calming and assist sleep. Also used to influence truth, dreams, emotions, and loyalty.
Blue (Light): Another very spiritual color: it is used to increase peace, tranquility, patience, and calmness. It radiates Aquarian energy and can be used in devotional or inspirational meditations; employ where a situation must be synthesized.
Blue (Royal): Mostly used to confer wisdom, protection, and good fortune. Increases spiritual awareness. Also increases communication, which can cause change. Can bring about a deep meditational state. Used in rituals that need increased Saturn energy.
Brown: This is an earthy, well-balanced color It is used for rituals of material increase. It is said to eliminate indecisiveness and improve powers of concentration, study, and/or telepathy. Said to increases financial success. Also represents the home. Some say those born under Capricorn will be more potent in their work using it.
Gold: Fosters understanding and is said to bring about fast luck or money. Represents solar energy. It is used to heal all inner wounds, also to confer money smarts. Prosperity, wealth, money, attraction. Some also say it represents enlightenment, protection and the Divine Mother.
Green: Promotes prosperity, fertility, and success. Stimulates good luck, can increase money, harmony, and rejuvenation. Also represents Healing, health, and growth. Can be an important component in rituals involving Venus; attracts love, and social delights.
Green (Dark): Color of ambition, greed, and jealousy. Used to counteract these influences in a ritual. Also relates to personal goals.
Gray: Useful when pondering complex issues. Can neutralize negative influences without repercussions. Represents balance, encourages stability, helps develop psychic abilities. In magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also can negate or neutralize a negative influence.
Indigo: This is the color of inertia; stops situations or people; best used in rituals that require a deep meditational state. Also stimulates Saturnian energy.
Magenta: This is a combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency. It’s used to energize rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.
Orange: Used as a balancing element. Promotes mental agility, energy, success and stamina. It’s used to affect legal matters, success, action and promotion. Gives encouragement, adaptability and stimulation. Cleanses negative attitudes, situations and places.
Peach: Promotes restoration and rejuvenation. Confers a softness and gentleness.
Pink: Represents emotions from the heart and raises energies. This is the standard for all rituals that are used to draw love.
Pink (Dark): Represents friends and family, and healing in the family. Promotes romance, and friendship, brings hope. Can promote restful sleep.
Pink (Light): Represents devotion, love, tenderness and faith. Feminine energy.
Purple: Is used to obtain desires, power and success. Can stimulate idealism and psychic manifestations and help make contact with the spiritual world. Increases enthusiasm, desire and power. Is also powerful for healing, and spiritual development. Some attempt to use it for power over others.
Red: Represents physical pleasures. It can stimulate lust, courage, or strength against enemies. Can confer passion, love, and/or respect. Stimulates energy, health, fertility and will power. Draws Aries and Scorpio energy. Increases magnetism in rituals. Infers sex, vibrancy, and survival.
Rose: Rose is great for treating heart ailments, anxiety, depression. Good for people who suffer from nightmares. This graceful color increases admiration, love, friendship, fidelity, and calmness. Can also arouse emotions. It stimulates compassion for self and others, higher mystical powers and humor.
Silver: Encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess. Also used to stimulate mental telepathy, clairvoyance, and intuition. Can be used for cancellations and neutrality. Stimulates psychometry, dreams, female power, and astral energies/projection.
Turquoise: Is a color that can be used for healing, prosperity, peace, growth, awareness, meditation, creativity, neutrality and cancellation. Often used to represent the Goddess.
White: This has the highest consciousness to protect, purify, and heal. Represents truth, unity, protection, peace, purification, happiness, and spirituality. Some say it can be used to replace any color candle in rituals. Used for concentration rituals and meditation work. Lunar energy.
Yellow: Represents attraction, charm, confidence and persuasion. Used to stimulate mental clarity, knowledge and concentration. Also used in healing. Like gold, it can serve for magic and rituals involving solar energies and deities associated with the sun. Stimulates logic, aids in overcoming mental blocks and promoting the self.