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Candles are used for all sorts of angel rituals and lit for angel meditations, when using angel cards and also when using angel boards. Candles are a ritualistic way of 'bringing in the light'; a representation of all that is good. Angels of course are beings of light, so candles are used to represent this angel light too.
Angels are often associated with a particular colour, and these colours can used when communicating with your angels. Many people like to burn candles when meditating too and you can use the chart below with any angel candle rituals, prayers and angelic requests of your own.
If you have difficulty in finding any particular colour, a white candle can be used to replace it. White is also used for cleansing and clearing, and you may with to burn a white candle before any work where you will be working with higher realms. Use the chart as a guide but if you feel strongly that another colour will work better for you in your situation – then always follow your own inner guidance and gut instincts. You are your own expert so trust yourself first of all.
Here are the candle colours that I normally use for my angel work.
White, Archangel Uriel,
As a stand-in for all angels and higher realms
Use to replace all other colours. Used in space-clearing and cleansing sacred space. Also represents chastity and protection.
Black, Archangel Michael
Strictly speaking – not a colour at all. Although many believe this ‘colour’ candle is traditionally used in black magic, a black candle is also used to banish evil and removing negative energy, which makes it perfect for protection.
Gold, Archangel Metatron, Archangel Gabriel
Relating to the sun and the element of air. Used in conjunction with protection requests, and developing children’s spiritual gifts. Sometimes used to represent financial wealth, masculine and feminine energies.
Silver, Archangel Ariel, Archangel Gabriel and Archangel Haniel
In magical terms, silver is usually associated with the moon and therefore moon cycles – a feminine energy.
Red, Archangel Azrael, Archangel Michael
Sexual passion, lust and romantic love and therefore relating to the heart (both physical and spiritual). Connected to the element of fire, also to do with the blood, courage, energy and victory.
Blue, Archangel Ariel, Archangel Raphael and Archangel Michael
A spiritual colour, which is also used to bring the realms closer together (meeting between the two worlds.) Perfect for studying and used to symbolise water. Also peace, wisdom and transformation.
Green, Archangel Ariel, Archangel Haniel, Gabriel and Archangel Metatron
Used when working with romantic love energy. Also represents fertility and new life – so associated with spring and new plant growth. Also suggestive of spiritual healing and growth of spirit. Used to bring good luck and fortune.
Yellow, Archangel ChamuelHappiness, joy and freedom
Yellow represents anything which is full of life and vitality.
Orange, Archangel Raguel
Perfect for mending and healing of relationships, fixing legal matters and monetary and material wealth. Often associated with children and childhood issues, and connected to careers.
Brown, Archangel Chamuel, Archangel Uriel, Nature Spirits and Elementals
Associated with earth healing and connected to the animal kingdom. Friendship.
Purple/Lilac, Archangel Haniel, Archangel Gabriel
A Traditional ‘Royal’ colour. Usually associated with wealth, fame, wisdom, power and ambitions. Used with promoting and developing psychic gifts.
Pink, Archangel Jophiel, Archangel Ariel, Archangel Jeremiel
Innocence and unconditional love. Family love rather than romantic relationships. Works with relaxation and honour as well as communication with friends and family.
Preparing Candles for Use
Candles can be prepared before celestial use by dedicating the candle to your angel meditations. Normally a candle once dedicated is used for only the one purpose and afterwards is burnt down completely. If you are using your candle for short periods of time, you could wrap your candle after use and burn it again for the same purpose, or use the smaller colour tea-lights (safety candles) instead.
Holding the candle in both hands, you can ask the designated angel or archangel for permission to light the candle or to dedicate its use, using words or phrases which are relevant to you. You might say something like:
“Archangel (insert name of angel here), I dedicate this (state colour) candle to my meditation (or other use) and ask that you recognise and work with your perfect abilities to help me with my designated task. I ask all of this to be to the highest good of all concerned and working within Gods holy light and love. Amen”
Can't use a flame? Use battery operated 'candles'...no flame, no danger! These are also useful if you have young children or animals who share your space.
The angel meditations and rituals work just as well. Candles are just a symbol of 'the light' so no actual flame is needed!
*See my book 'An Angel Treasury' for more information.