Candles and Horoscopes Sign
Candle magic is an ancient art and it is the most widely used magic practiced today. The candle itself is a very powerful magical tool it contains all the basic elements earth, wind, fire and water, earth is represented in the wax, water the melted wax, the flame fire and the air is the smoke. The color of the candles is very important as the different colors will bring with it its own energy and power, green for healing, red for empowerment etc. Each of the elements has with it its own single colored candle, green for earth, yellow for air, blue is for water and red is for fire. The different colors also represent either a yin female or yang male energy, yellow is yin, green is yang, blue is yin and red is yang.
A candle is believed to have its own vibration and can be used in meditation and divination, pink or violet is a calm and soft light where as red is strong and powerful, when a candle is lit its color is released into the surrounding area which will bring a nice energy into the room. If during your ritual you need a lot of power, light multiple candles. By rubbing oil over a candle before your ritual this will charge the candle with your own personal energy.Candle magic is an ancient art and it is the most widely used magic practiced today. The candle itself is a very powerful magical tool it contains all the basic elements earth, wind, fire and water, earth is represented in the wax, water the melted wax, the flame fire and the air is the smoke. The color of the candles is very important as the different colors will bring with it its own energy and power, green for healing, red for empowerment etc. Each of the elements has with it its own single colored candle, green for earth, yellow for air, blue is for water and red is for fire. The different colors also represent either a yin female or yang male energy, yellow is yin, green is yang, blue is yin and red is yang.
A candle is believed to have its own vibration and can be used in meditation and divination, pink or violet is a calm and soft light where as red is strong and powerful, when a candle is lit its color is released into the surrounding area which will bring a nice energy into the room. If during your ritual you need a lot of power, light multiple candles. By rubbing oil over a candle before your ritual this will charge the candle with your own personal energy.Greeks who bake round cakes in honor of their Moon goddess Artemis, it is said that the Greeks placed candles around the cake to resemble a glowing Moon.
A simple candle ritual is to sit in a darkened room facing a mirror, place the candle in front of you and look at your reflection, let your eyes relax and after a few moments your face will begin to change. Your reflection will reveal what you looked like in your past lives. This magic ritual can also be done with a friend. Both of you sit in a darkened room with a candle between you, and as you look at each other letting your eyes relax, you will see what your friend looked like in their past lives.
Some simple yet powerful candle magic is to write your wish on a piece of paper and fold it in half, light one corner with the candle flame and hold the paper as long as you can before the flame reaches your fingers.
To charge your candle you can rub essential oil into it, this will add power to your magic,
any oil can be used it’s a personal preference.
The act of blowing out a candle is itself a magical release of power. This is an excellent way of releasing and directing power at the end of a rite.
Each of the four elements – Air, Fire, Water and Earth – is represented by a single candle color – yellow, red, blue and green. A colored candle representing each of the elements can be placed at the four main compass points around the circle to mark the quarters – East, South, West and North. You can place the elemental candles either on the edge of the circle in sturdy floor-standing holders, or on small tables or plinths at the compass points. Though each element is represented by a single candle, you can use a second to increase a particular element in its own quadrant of the circle or use the elemental color in all four quadrants. So, for example, if you were carrying out a Fire spell, you could use four red (or gold or orange) candles and begin the ritual facing South.Light elemental candles after the altar candles, after you have cast the circles but before lighting any wish or astrological candle. –Begin in the North, with a green candle.
Relations: The Body, growth, nature, sustenance, material gain, prosperity, money, death, caverns, feild, meadows, plants, trees, animals, rocks, crystals, manifestation, materialization
Colors: Black, brown, green, gold, mustard
Zodiac: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Tools: Pentacle, Salt
Oils/Herbs: Pine, cypress, ceder, sage, vetiver
Relations: The mind, all metal, intellectual and some psychich work, knowledge, abstract thought, theory, mountain tops, prairie open to the wind, wind, breath, clouds, vapor and mist, storms, purification, removal of stagnation, new beginnings, change.
Colors: White, yellow, lavender, pale blue, gray
Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Tools: Censer, incense, athame, sword
Oils/Herbs: Frankincence, violet, lavender, lemon, rosemary
Relations: Creativity, passion, energy, blood, healing, destruction, temper, faerie fire, phosphorescence and Will O’ the Wisps, valcanoes, flame, lava, bonfires, deserts, the sun
Colors: Red, orange, gold, crimson, white, peridot
Zodiac: Sagittarius, Aries, Leo
Tools: Wand, candle
Oils/Herbs: Lime, orange, neroli, citronell
Relations: Emotions, feelings, love, sorrow, intution, the subconscious and unconscious minds, the womb, fertility, menstruation, cleansing, purification, oceans’ lakes’ tide pools, rain, springs, and wells
Colors: Blue, blue-green, gray, aquamarine, indigo, white
Zodiac: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
Oils/Herbs: Lemon, lily of the valley, camphor
Green – Green is for Earth and the North, midnight and winter. A green candle is placed at what would be the 12 o’clock position on a clock, aligned with magnetic or a symbolic North. Earth is the element of order, both in nature and institutions such as the law, politics, finance, health and education. It also represents yin, the female,nurturing goddess aspect, Mother Earth, the home and family, as well as money and security, and is a good element to invoke when you have matters of property or money that need attention. It is also a focus for all rituals against famine,deforestation and land pollution and devastation through unwise industrialization or building, and for caring for animals and their natural habitats. Surround your green Earth candle with grains, berries, fruits, coins or potpourri.Green is the color of Venus, goddess of love, and so is good for all love andrelationship matters, especially partnerships and romance; it is also potent for ritesinvolving the natural world, herbs, gardening and tree magick, for healing the planet and especially the forests and the land. Green is for peace and harmony,especially within the self. When green candles are used in rituals for wealth, theytend to encourage a gradual increase in profits or resources. As the faerie color,green is also potent for spells for good luck and increasing magical abilities.Green candles are best used on Friday. Turquoise is the color of Hathor, Egyptiangoddess of wisdom; music and dance, whose magical mirror reflected back the true person of all who looked in it. Turquoise rituals are for integration of heart and
Each of the twelve astrological star signs has a specific color, you may wish to burn the candle for your star sign to empower yourself and enhance your strengths, or you may like to burn a colored candle associated with another zodiac sign to empower yourself with the strengths of that sign. You may decide to use the strength, determination and wisdom of Scorpio the scorpion before an important business meeting.
Aries (March 21 April 20) Ruling planet – Mars. Shades of red, usually the darker shades of scarlet or crimson. Magically the planet Mars is the purifier and destroyer who sweeps aside the stagnant, the unwanted and the redundant so progress can be made. Alternatively, the planet of war also represents the creative principle and the unconscious urge for the human species to reproduce itself, for life and death are two aspects of the same energy.Aries the Ram, ruled by planet Mars, colour red or poppy, fire sign , spells for re-energising or lifting the spirit. Aries is associated with planet Mars and we must think fiery hues like red and bright orange etc when dealing with this sign. It stimulates, enlivens and motivates and is linked with the muscular system, blood, arteries, head and brain.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) Ruling planet – Venus. Green, ranging from the palest apple green to the dark olive of the earth forces. In magical lore the Venusian energy represents the spiritual desire to unite the opposites and balance the dual forces of male and female. This union was known to the medieval alchemists as “the sacred marriage” and is symbolized in magic and Wicca by the ritual metaphor of the sword in the chalice.Taurus the Bull, ruled by Venus, colour green, earth sign, spells for wealth and fortune.Taurus is ruled by Venus. It is linked physically to the throat, neck and the metabolism. It is also known to beautify, stabilize and conserve. Since Venus is feminine, this zodiac sign is associated with feminine colors like Pink.
Gemini (May 22 June 21) Ruling planet – Mercury Yellow is the color of this Zodiac sign representing communication and the power of the mind. In occult tradition Gemini is a symbol of the dualism which manifests from the transcendental Oneness and of magus who acts as a go-between carrying messages between Middle Earth and the Other-world.Gemini the Twins, ruled by Mercury, colour yellow, air sign, best for spells with connections, intelligence and movement.Ruled by Mercury, Gemini is associated with the cheerful shades of Yellow. Gemini is positive, uplifting but also quickening or changing. It is linked, physically, to the arms, shoulders, nervous system and respiratory system.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Ruling planet – the moon. Metallic blue and silver are the colours of the lunar sphere. It is the realm of the unconscious, the hidden side of the personality and psychic forces.Cancer the Crab, ruled by the Moon, colour silver, water sign, spells for love and friendship.Ruled by Moon, this Zodiac sign is associated with soft, nurturing and receptive colors like White, Grey, Silver and Cream. This zodiac sign and its color meanings include an influence on the feminine parts of the body such as the uterus, reproductive system, breasts etc.
Leo (July 23-August 23) Ruling planet – the sun. Its colours are gold and orange. The sun represents the life force and is the visible symbol of the Cosmic Creator in the solar system. Leo the Lion, ruled by the Sun, colour orange, fire sign , spells for passion and sexual pleasures.This Zodiac is ruled and influenced by the sun. Leo’s many meanings include heart, warmth and creativity. This astrological sign influences the cardiac system and upper back and is linked to shades of Gold, regal Purple and burnt Orange.
Virgo (August 24-September 23) Ruling planet – Mercury. Reddish-yellow is the colour associated with this alternative aspect of Mercurial energy It represents the analytical abilities of the mind symbolized by the quest for scientific knowledge.Virgo the Maiden, ruled by Mercury, colour pale blue, earth sign, spells for healing, communication, peace, and advancement.Virgo, like Gemini, is ruled by Mercury. It is associated with the Earth element; hence its meaning and color associations include earthy hues like olive greens, tans, ochre, cornfield, caramel etc. Virgo is linked with the lower digestive system, intestines and stomach.
Libra (September 24-October 23) Ruling planet – Venus. Libra’s colours are sky blue and rose pink. It symbolizes the heights attainable by romantic and spiritual love.Libra, the Scales, ruled by Venus, air sign, colour violet or pink, spells for balance, romance and peace.The meaning of this Zodiac, which is ruled by Venus, and its associated colors are all about balance, connection and harmony. Libra is linked to the endocrine system, kidneys and is associated with pretty pastel shades including baby blue, pink, pistachio, pale aqua, lavender and peach etc.
Scorpio (October 24-November 22) Ruling planet – Pluto. Dark red or silvery gray The energy of the Plutonian sphere is connected with Mars and represents death and regeneration. It has rulership over the underworld, the spirits of the departed and nuclear power.Scorpio the Scorpion, ruled by Pluto, colour red or cherry, water sign, spells for intuition, sex, self empowerment and passion.This astrological sign is ruled by Pluto-which is actually no longer considered a planet. Scorpio’s many color meanings include transformation, giving birth and also intensifying. Thus, when you think of Scorpio, think of colors like blood red, crimson, black, maroon, burgundy and other exciting and intense colors. It is linked to the genital and excretory systems.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21 ) Ruling planet – Jupiter. Purple and royal blue are the colours of this Zodiac sign. It is an expansive planetary energy connected with the world of finance and social matters.Sagittarius, the archer, ruled by planet Jupiter, colour purple, fire sign, spells for creativity, confidence, happiness, trust and travel.This Zodiac is associated with enlargement, increase and uplifting. It is ruled by Jupiter and influences organs like liver, as well as the autonomic nervous system, thighs, growth etc. The colors for this Astrological sign are purple, plum and dark blue. The astrological sign is ruled by Jupiter.
Capricorn (December 22 January 20) Ruling planet – Saturn. Black is the primary colour of the Saturnian energy It rules karma, fate and destiny, the law, old age and property matters.Capricorn, the Goat, ruled by Saturn, colour black or brown, earth sign, spells for ambition, loyalty and determination.The meanings and associations of Capricorn include structure, building, maturity and discipline. It influences the bones, skeletal system, teeth, skin etc. The colors linked with this Zodiac sign are Black, Dark Brown and Charcoal Grey. Capricorn is influenced by planet Saturn.
Aquarius (January 21-February 19) Ruling planet – Uranus. The colour of this astrological sign combines all the shades of the spectrum in a flashing rainbow pattern. This planetary energy is a higher octave of Saturn and has rulership over magic (forces, astrology and modern technology like television, video and computers).Aquarius the Water Bearer, ruled by Uranus, colour blue, air sign, for rituals to do with detachment, organisation or independence.This energizing, electrifying and innovating sign is ruled by planet Uranus and its many meanings are associated with the bioelectrical impulses, ankles etc. Colors for Aquarius are Turquoise and Aquamarine which are great stress relievers and they also calm the mind and emotions.
Pisces (February 20-March 20) Ruling planet – Neptune. Sea-green or indigo are the colours of Pisces, which is connected with the planetary energy of Jupiter. It has rulership over inspiration, matters connected with the sea and entertainment, especially the movie industry.Pieces the Fish, ruled by Neptune, colour white, water sign, spells for inspiration, divination, intuition or dream magic.The colors associated with Pisces are linked with shades of Indigo, Blue and other colors of the sea. Thus, Pisces could also be linked to greens and blues and other shades of the oceans. Sea-foam green is the best color for this Zodiac sign. Pisces is ruled and influenced by Neptune and it unifies, dissolves and empathizes.Pisces is an astrological sign that is related to the lymphatic system, body fluids and psyche.To draw energies from the different signs of the Zodiac, you can use the aforementioned colors which are recommended for your Zodiac or astrological sign. This can be done by using birthstones, clothes, certain herbs etc of those colors. Please visit other resources provided on this site to learn more about different color meanings and color symbolism.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
|Organized, loyal and people oriented.||Air||Blue||Gladioli, Tiger Lily, Trillium & Bird of Paradise|
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
|Idealistic, sensitive and imaginative.||Water||Violet||Orchid, Lilac, Wisteria, Water Lily, Poppy & Pansy|
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
|High-spirited, energetic and friendly.||Fire||Red||Red Poppy, Geranium & Honeysuckle|
(Apr 20 – May 20)
|Dependable, patient and a lover of nature.||Earth||Green||Rose, Daisy, Lily and Daffodill|
(May 21 – June 21)
|Adaptable, intellectual and youthful.||Air||Yellow||Lilac, Azalea and Lily of the Valley|
(June 22 – July 22)
|Strong willed, caring and sensitive.||Water||Silver||Water Lily, Iris, Carnation & Southern Magnolia|
(July 23 – Aug 22)
|Loyal, patient and decisive.||Fire||Orange||Dahlia, Lily, Marigold, Sunflower & Heliotrope|
(Aug 23 – Sept 22)
|Idealistic, communicative and practical.||Earth||White||Aster, Chrysanthemum, Ivy and Fern|
(Sept 23 – Oct 23)
|Strong willed, objective and romantic.||Air||Pink||Roses, Daisies, Violets, Asters & Orchids|
(Oct 24 – Nov 21)
|Determined, emotional and mysterious.||Water||Red||Anemone, Heather and Gardenia|
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
|Honest, generous and kind.||Fire||Purple||Mums, Hydrangeas, Dahlias & Peonies|
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
|Ambitious, steady and wise.||Earth||Black||Camellia, Orange Blossom, Carnation & Baby’s Breath|