Candles and Aura
Auras are a manifestation of one of our body layers, the Auric layer. Yes, just about anyone can see them, if they practice. I have to be in the right environment to see them and it is not easy for me at all.Your aura is an energy field that surrounds you. Within it, a psychic can see illnesses, emotional problems, and such. But what interests you more than an ability to see your own aura, is the fact, that aura collects a lot of negative energies each day. In order to stay healthy and emotionally stable, you need to remember about cleansing your aura as often as possible.
We can see an Aura if we sit in a semi-dark room with perhaps one candle to give a soft light. Hold your arm out in front of you and look at it. Now relax your gaze. Just stop focusing on your arm and just be for a moment. You may begin to see a shimmer or a glow at the edges of your arm. That is your Aura. Don’t worry if you don’t see colors, just be thrilled that you can see this. You are actually not seeing this with your two eyes so much as with your third eye. It is hard to describe, but it is very real.
Aura, as your energy field, extends far beyond your body.
The aura is an electromagnetic field that that can be described as a luminous body that surrounds the physical body, taking on a cocoon like shape. Each and every object, living or inanimate has an aura. Auras constantly change color and shape, depending on how the person is feeling and where they are emotionally and spiritually. The aura usually extends out from the body 30-40 cm for an average person, and can be much larger for a more highly developed spiritual person. The aura can be viewed as a visual representation of the soul. It is a very complex system and each persons aura is distinctly different and can change over time. There are however flashes of colors that depict certain emotions, that are common to all of us, such as red for anger, pink for love and green for envy etc.
There is constant interaction between your aura, and your inner energies.
Because aura extends beyond your body, it comes in contact with physical objects around you, and with other people, too. And let’s be honest, objects around us, and people that we meet, hug, have sex with, kiss etc, not always have a nice energy field around them. Your aura, thus, collects a lot of negative energies.
When you have become skilled at meditation and visualization, you will be ready to learn to see auras. Auras are the fields of bio-magnetic energy that emanate from and envelop all living things. Like the Earth Herself, each of us is a living field generator. Since we’re not spinning on our axis like the Earth, our field poles are not generated by rotation, but are more like those of a magnet. One pole, called the Crown Chakra, is at the top of our heads, right at the juncture of the three large skull bones (frontal and parietals) that come together there (when we are babies, this point is actually an open hole!). The opposite pole–called the Root Chakra–is at the base of our spine, right at the tip of our tailbone.
Just like the Earth’s magnetosphere, with its Van Allen Belts, our auras form several layers, based on energy levels. The first layer, extending about an inch out from our skin, is called the etheric body. Because it is the densest layer, it is also the easiest to learn to see. The next layer is called the astral body, and it extends another several inches further. Beyond the astral body are the mental and spiritual bodies. These are very high-energy and elastic, and their limits can vary under differing circumstances.
Perhaps you know of the Aurora Borealis, or “Northern Lights” that fill the skies of northern countries with brilliant, shimmering ethereal “curtains,” “spears,” and dancing “flames” of rainbow-colored light. Around the South Pole, these are called Aurora Australis, or “Southern Lights.” These awe-inspiring displays are caused by the ionization (stripping away the electrons) of particles from the Solar Wind as they are sucked into the circular “event horizons” of the Earth’s magnetic field around the magnetic poles. This is just like what happens inside a florescent light, including a “black light.” Your etheric body, then, is equivalent to the Earth’s auroras. And if you learn how to look for it, it can be just as visible.
The aura around the head is called the nimbus; around the whole body it is called the aureole. Have a friend sit in front of a blank wall or curtain–something tan, beige, or off white is best. Have the lighting below, with the light source out of your view (a few candles can work well). Sit about ten feet back, settle yourself into a light meditative state, and stare blankly at your friend’s “third eye” ~~ right between the eyebrows. As you do so, open your eyes wide and let them go into a soft focus, as if you are actually focusing on a spot about halfway between you. You may find this easier to do by hanging a white thread from the ceiling at this distance, and focusing on it. Breathe smoothly and maintain your off-focus. After a bit, you will begin to see a clear light outlining your friend’s head, as if they were glowing softly. But if you shift your focus to try and see it more clearly, it will disappear. The trick is to not look directly at the aura, but rather catch it at the edges of your vision.
Practice this awhile until you can do it easily. Then try the same thing under differing lighting, different backgrounds, and with different people. Eventually, you will be able to see auras around anyone–in school, on the bus, in restaurants, theater’s. And when you can see auras around people, you will be able to see them also around pets, plants, and especially trees which have enormous auras.
What you will have learned to perceive in this way is the etheric aura. As your perceptions improve, you can also learn to detect the energy that radiates into the astral body and beyond. You may be able to see flowing, ebbing, waving, and shimmering like the Earth’s Aurora. With practice, you may become able to see colors, which can indicate a person’s emotional or physical condition. Any state of the individual’s being causes reactions in the aura. Emotional states will primarily affect the color. Physical conditions not only affect color, but also cause peculiarities in the patterns of the aura, such as ragged edges or holes over injuries or sore spots. Learning to see these patterns will be of great use if you become a Healer. (see “Auric Healing.”)
Seeing the colors of auras takes considerably more skill than merely perceiving a glowing light around someone. And such colors, when they are perceived, will be very individual to the perceives. You and a friend may both learn to see aura colors, but they may seem to be different to each of you. This is normal. With time and practice, you will learn your own system of what these colors mean to you.
Your Aura is a unique and special gift and often influences people’s first impressions of you. It acts as your spiritual signature. In essence, your Aura is you. Over time, your Aura can become unbalanced and chaotic, reacting to stress and unhappiness in your day-to-day life. This in turn can block your positive energies from flowing.
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!A candle is an ignitable wick embedded in wax or another flammable solid substance such as tallow that provides light, and in some cases, a fragrance. It can also be used to provide heat, or used as a method of keeping time.
One of the earliest forms of portable illumination, candles have served vital functions for humankind throughout history, a fact chronicled through the discovery of candles or candle-like objects in virtually every society. Historians believe the original candle may have been invented by primitive men who dipped dried branches in animal fat, thus producing a slow-burning and reliable source of light. Reliefs belonging to the ancient Egyptians depict the use of candles by writers and philosophers who worked well after sundown. These early candles were most likely developed from tapers that were made of fibrous materials mixed with wax or tallow (the white, nearly tasteless fat of cattle or sheep that was also used to make soap, margarine, and lubricants). As far back as 3000 b.c., dish-shaped candles were used on the island of Crete.
Today, one can find candles in an infinite variety of shapes, colors, scents and sizes. Pillars, tapers, votives, tea lights, container candles, floating candles, candles with multiple wicks, gel candles, painted candles, carved candles, candles shaped like fruit or food or figurines; if you can dream it, there’s a candle for it. Candles bring beauty and glamour to any occasion, but what most people do not realize is the ugly truth hidden behind the magic; modern paraffin candles contain harmful, carcinogenic (meaning, causing cancer) chemicals and contaminants that are vaporized and released into our homes and directly into our lungs every time we burn them.
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.
Fire or the Flame has always been regarded as something holy, magical and mysterious. In most societies, fire first belonged to the gods; the legend of Prometheus and the creation of humanity are but one example. Prometheus is credited with having stolen fire from the gods and given it to mortal mankind.
Fire operates in all aspects of life. From volcanic fires to the fires of ordinary body heat to that all consuming fire of passion in the belly, from the solar fires to the fires of intellect, fire’s presence is felt nearly everywhere.
When we use the fires of candles, we are participating in the ritual of fire that has existed throughout the ages. Therefore this healing practice should be seen as an ancient ceremony of creation.
- The candles color must respond with the healing required as its
vibration force is activated, released and amplified when it is lit. (Consult this page with some colors) The color emanates its vibration to enlighten the moment and facilitate focus.
- The one you choose should be cleansed and anointed before using by rubbing with a light olive oil in an upwards direction towards the wick. This process is called “dressing the candle.” It strengthens the color so that its energies are more vibrant and activated which will make them far more effective for your purpose.
- Once used for a specific purpose such as in healing, it should not be used for something else as this will set up conflicting vibrations.
- A strong affirmation of intention must be performed when the flame is lit as well as when it is extinguished as if you are firmly setting and locking the healing energy in place.
- Any candle will be effective. For longer, more sustained effects, church candles can be quite effective as they can burn for a long time. Do not leave a candle unattended and make sure you burn them in the right candle holders.
- Do not use candles to interfere with the free will of another as the rebound effect can be very dramatic.
- Putting out the candle should be the last thing after the healing has been done or the ritual has been performed. Visualize the area or person being healed surrounded by white light. Do not blow the candle out rather get yourself a snuffer or use wet fingers to put out the flame.
Look upon the unlit candle as the unlit essence of life energy in the physical body that awaits a renewing touch of fire to help restore health to body and soul. When you light its flame, imagine you are creating light where there was no light before, bringing warmth and healing where it is needed.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.
The Aura Cleansing Candle can help cleanse and restore your Aura. By using this Candle , you can return your Aura to it’s true harmony. Clearing away the webs of stress and unhappiness, it helps you to regain your balance and positive – letting you shine brighter than before. Once your Aura has been cleansed you will be able to project the best of yourself to others and attain a better overall energy and sense of well being.
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.Shades of Yellow – recommends yellow, orange and gold as representations of the masculine aspects of God. Yellow connects us to our mind and provides mental clarity, optimism, wisdom and inspiration. Yellow brings confidence, empowerment, energy, discernment and courage, according to the Therapy Color website.
Orange connects us to our emotional self and brings joy, optimism, resourcefulness, success and inspiration. It may help expand interests and activities, and encourage happiness and joy in our relationships.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.
Gold strengthens and amplifies, according to Greenfield. It benefits the immune system and assists the body to self-heal.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 deities 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 for Victory, 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.
Khakani’s Mystic World website recommends that you choose candle colors that mean something to you when cleansing your aura. Chromotherapy can provide some assistance with choices by pointing out the benefits and purposes of other colors, according to the Therapy Color website.
Red connects us to our physical body and our survival instincts. Red brings a feeling of safety and security, and may help overcome negative thoughts. It supplies vigor, strength, vitality, ambition and willpower.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.
Green is associated with the heart and connects us to unconditional love. It brings relaxation, stress relief and a return to our center. It supplies harmony, balance, love, hope, peace and new life.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.
Turquoise assists with expression and brings sensitivity, calmness, openness and the ability to express love.
Indigo connects us to our unconscious and brings intuition, awareness and imagination. It supplies understanding and serenity.Indigo – Brow, third eye, psychic center. Helps to see aura. Psychic awareness.
Purple connects us to our spiritual nature and brings generosity, selflessness, inspiration, creativity and a sense of calm.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.
Lavander – 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.
Pink calms aggression and bring relaxation.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 especially 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 especially good to gentle help a person through ritual regain their vitality after a long, delibating illness without over taxing the body system.
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 dissolves 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 intuition.
This is a list of the different meanings of candle colors. The first listing comes from Aura LitesTM Candles. (Company information below first list.) The second listing is simply what I think the colors to mean. (Note: There are always different interpretations of what candle colors mean. I’ve picked up my thoughts from various different places. Feel free to email me with your own thoughts.)
Aura Color Definition
- White – Clarity, insight, angelic clairvoyance
- Purple – Transition, spiritual awakening, dream state
- Blue – Vision, direction, questing, inner guidance
- Green – Communication, growth, free creative expression, artistic inspiration
- Red – Relationship, self-love and harmony, compassion
- Pink – Balance, purity, innocence
- Orange – Strength, self-empowerment, emotional purging
- Yellow – Sensuality, seduction, ecstasy
- Light Blue – Compassion, forgiveness, kindness
- Black – Majik, love, discipline, ancestral knowledge