People the world over use candles for a variety of different
reasons. Some people use them simply for decoration, some use them
to create a warm and romantic mood, and some use them as a part of
their religious ceremonies.
Many also use candles for meditation and to bring about certain
changes in their mood and their environment. Candles of different
colors and different scents can have very distinct effects upon
us. When used wisely, they can be extremely effective in enhancing
and improving our general well-being as well as many distinct
areas of our lives.
Many people like to use classic white candles for general,
all-purpose use, but they also carry a greater significance. White
candles encourage spirituality, wholeness and purity. This is why
they are so popularly used in weddings and other very special
occasions. They help to bring a certain spiritually pure energy to
In addition to white candles, blue, lavender and light green are
all excellent for relaxation, centering and meditation. In
addition, lavender-scented candles can help to create a feeling of
security, comfort and calm. Try lighting a lavender candle while
taking a nice, warm bath to help maximize your sense of deep
Dark green candles can be used for many purposes. They can be
excellent for increasing the financial energies in your life,
particularly when combined with a chamomile scent. Forest green
candles can also be very effective in promoting and stimulating
any kind of mental or emotional healing.
Red candles tend to produce excitement, anticipation and increased
levels of energy, particularly when combined with a peppermint
scent. They will accelerate passion, aggression and alertness. An
added vanilla scent will also serve to increase libido.
The effect of pink candles tends to fall somewhere between that of
white and red. They are more calm, romantic and sensual than red.
When combined with a rose scent, they create an extremely warm,
friendly and inviting feeling. They are highly recommended for the
early stages of a romantic relationship.
Yellow candles tend to stimulate the mental processes and, thus,
encourage lively conversation and good humor. They can also
increase decision-making and problem-solving capabilities. When
the scent of sage is added, they can help to ease mental strain
Some people like to burn black candles because they exude a very
strong energy and have a very powerful appearance. They do not
promote relaxation or comfort but, rather, are associated with
power and control. Black candles should be used with discretion
because they tend to suggest energies of domination and authority.
Try to use black candles for focusing on specific goals while
meditating. But be aware that black candles may also have a
tendency to depress some people.
As you can see, candles can be used for much more than just
decoration. The careful use of colored and scented candles can
enable you to exert a tremendous influence on your moods and on
your environment. So take advantage of the magical power of
candles to change your life today!