Harnessing Spiritual Healing with Black Candles

The Power of Black Candles: Harnessing Spiritual Healing with Black Candles

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In the realm of spiritual healing, various practices have been used across cultures and traditions to bring about balance, peace, and empowerment. One such tool that has stood the test of time is the candle magic. Despite its association with darkness, the black candle possesses unique properties that can be harnessed for healing and transformation. In this blog, we will explore the significance of black candles in spiritual healing and how they can be utilized to promote healing, protection, and personal growth.

What does a black candle mean?

Often when people see a black prayer candle their common conception is to never burn a black candle because black candles represent black magic: evil, brujeria, witchcraft, summoning evil spirits, summoning the devil, etc.

At first glance, Black candles tend to illicit thoughts of "EVIL or Brujeria" (Witchcraft) and del Diablo (the sign of the devil!). 

These feelings are nothing to be ashamed of as they are a reflection of the conditioning that our society has taught us to only view life through a narrow lens on of black and white a binary. I believe that this belief system or understanding reveals to us spiritualist that there is work to be done in order to see the gray or liminal spaces of the unseen.   

Candle Color Spiritual Meaning


In the enchanting world of candle magic, the choice of candle color is far from arbitrary. Each color carries its own unique energy, symbolism, and meaning, making it a crucial element in the practice of this ancient art. Understanding the significance of candle colors is akin to speaking a mystical language that empowers practitioners to align their intentions with the energies of the universe.

Quick Candle Color Meaning Cheat Sheet:

Red: love/protection,
black: protection/hexing,
white: peace/tranquility,
green: money/fortune.


Red Candles: Vibrant and passionate, red candles are often associated with love, desire, and vitality. They are employed in spells and rituals aimed at igniting romantic passions, enhancing physical energy, and kindling the flames of ambition. Red candles can also symbolize courage and strength, making them a choice for overcoming challenges.

Pink Candles: Soft and tender, pink candles are the embodiment of love in its gentlest forms. They are used to attract affection, foster harmony in relationships, and promote self-love and compassion. Pink candles are perfect for matters of the heart, from romantic intentions to healing emotional wounds.

Orange Candles: Radiating warmth and enthusiasm, orange candles are linked to creativity, success, and joy. They are a beacon of inspiration, encouraging creativity, promoting business endeavors, and ushering in a sense of celebration. Orange candles are often chosen when embarking on new ventures or seeking recognition and acclaim.

Yellow Candles: The color of the sun, yellow candles are synonymous with intellect, clarity, and confidence. They are ideal for enhancing mental acuity, bolstering communication skills, and fostering a positive outlook. Yellow candles can illuminate the path to wisdom, knowledge, and enlightenment.

Green Candles: Green, the color of nature, represents growth, abundance, and prosperity. Green candles are used to attract financial success, facilitate healing, and promote harmony in the home. They are also linked to matters of fertility and renewal, making them a choice for fresh starts and new beginnings.

Blue Candles: Serene and calming, blue candles embody qualities of peace, wisdom, and communication. They are used to soothe emotions, enhance spiritual awareness, and facilitate clear, heartfelt communication. Blue candles are also chosen for protection and to invoke the aid of benevolent spirits.

Purple Candles: Regal and mystical, purple candles are associated with spiritual growth, intuition, and transformation. They are often used in rituals aimed at accessing higher realms of consciousness, seeking psychic insight, and invoking divine guidance. Purple candles are also a symbol of power and royalty.

White Candles: White candles symbolize purity, clarity, and spirituality. They are often used as a blank canvas for any intention, amplifying the energy of other candles when used in combination. White candles are also favored for cleansing, purification, and protection.

Black Candles: Contrary to misconceptions, black candles are not inherently negative. They are often employed in candle magic for banishing or releasing unwanted energies, breaking curses, and bringing about transformation. Black candles represent the power of the unseen and the mysteries of the universe.

Brown Candles: Earthy and grounding, brown candles are linked to stability, practicality, and endurance. They are chosen for spells related to matters of the home, finding employment, and maintaining a sense of security.

Gray Candles: Gray candles are neutral and balanced, making them versatile for various purposes. They are used to represent neutrality, compromise, and finding middle ground in conflicts.

Seven Color Candles: The multi-layered seven-color candle embodies the essence of various chakras, each color symbolizing distinct attributes. In Santeria these candles are associated with the 7 African Powers. 

  • Red (Root): Signifying stability and physical well-being.
  • Orange (Sacral): Evoking creativity and passion.
  • Yellow (Solar): Representing self-confidence and willpower.
  • Green (Heart): Associated with abundance and prosperity.
  • Blue (Throat): Conveying peace and serenity.
  • Indigo (Third Eye): Reflecting enlightenment and inner wisdom.
  • Violet (Crown): Radiating love and fostering connections."

In the intricate practice of candle magic, the selection of candle color is a vital component that communicates your intent to the universe. By choosing the appropriate color to align with your desires and aspirations, you harness the inherent energies and symbolism of that color to amplify the power of your rituals and spells. It's a language that transcends words, conveying your intentions to the mystical forces that surround us.

The Symbolism of Black Candles:

As humans we like to think in binaries in terms of black and white.  Black novena candles usually tend to stir up these negative feelings because of the ways in which we were socialized.

Through various ways it can be lead back to colonization that made the spiritual taboo. 

As a result of this programming we tend to view the world through a polarized lens. This polarization stems from the ways in which we as humans tend to think of things on poles "up" and "down", "push" and "pull", "good" and "bad". 

Our polarized world view through our socialization within our specific culture results in a categorical form of thinking.

Resulting in an automatic thought process our automatic brain which takes the lead towards rapid associations on either side of the pole.

As such black gets labeled and categorized into a box.

We humans tend to see it as "dark" and "mysterious" because of our human nature to fear what we don't know, it is therefore least likely to be associated with things that we deem as being "good". 

Because we fear what we don't know...

When we don't know we fear...

When we fear something our survival instincts kick in and thus we categorized as "negative" or "bad".

Black candles are often misunderstood due to their association with negativity or fear.

However, in the realm of spirituality, black holds profound symbolic meaning.

It is the color of the universe's mysteries, representing the void, the unknown, and transformation.

Black candles act as a potent conduit between the physical and spiritual realms, helping to unlock hidden wisdom and delve into the depths of our subconscious mind.

What is the meaning of black candles metaphysically?

Applying this logic to when people see a black candle, they are unconsciously and instantaneously afraid of it, consciously believing that a black candle will release negative energies. 

The candle with this thinking becomes a vessel for dark forces. In energy work we believe that we create our own realities by the ways in which we think and project that into our conscious world. 

  1. Absorbing and Releasing Negativity: Just as darkness absorbs all colors, black candles are believed to absorb negative energies, emotions, and obstacles that hinder spiritual growth. Burning a black candle with focused intent can aid in purging these negativities from our lives. Once these energies are absorbed, the black candle transforms them, making space for positive energies and healing to enter.

  2. Protection and Warding Off Negativity: Beyond absorbing negativity, black candles are also renowned for their protective qualities. When lit with intention, they create a shield of energy that safeguards us from external negative influences. Placing black candles at entrances or windows can act as a barrier against harmful energies, shielding our living spaces from unwanted vibrations.

  3. Channeling Inner Strength and Empowerment: Spiritual healing involves not just the release of negativity but also the cultivation of inner strength and empowerment. Black candles can be used in meditation and ritual practices to connect with the hidden aspects of ourselves, fostering personal growth and self-awareness. By facing our shadows and embracing our true nature, we can unlock untapped potential and embrace a deeper sense of empowerment. Working black candles can help you connect to your subconscious shadows. Be mindful that the shadow components can indeed be a difficult journey for those that are not ready for this experience. It is strongly recommended for an experienced practioner. 

  4. Get Rid of Bad Habits: Black candles can be used to break bad habits such as drug addictions, negative thoughts, depression, jinxes, hexes and other spiritual blockages that prevent you from living a happy and fulfilled life. 

    It might be possible that from burning a black candle to remove undesired habits you may get that extra much-needed energetic push that can finally help you to get rid of a bad habit.

  5. Get Rid of Curses: 

    Have you found yourself consistently on the losing side in life lately? Despite your best efforts and hard work, outcomes seem to consistently evade your favor. While this might suggest a need for greater perseverance, it could also signal the influence of darker forces at play.

    Utilizing a black candle can be a powerful tool in dispelling hexes and curses, effectively neutralizing their impact on your life. As the shadows cast by these malevolent forces dissipate, you'll find your path clearing, paving the way for progress and success. Soon, you'll begin to reap the rewards of your endeavors, reclaiming control of your destiny.

  6. Cast Out Evil Spirits: 

    Many individuals firmly believe in the potency of black candles as a means of dispelling malevolent spirits and shielding oneself from their influence. The burning of black candles is often associated with invoking protective energies. 

What is the meaning of black candles spiritually?

If we begin to think about where those fear based thoughts come from and how they make us feel we can begin to change our experiences and understanding. 

With this understanding, I would invite you to consider a different perspective.

What then if I said to you, that the candle color significance of black represents the absence of color? The color black is actually the void of both feminine & masculine energy.

Because it being a void of both these energies it then doesn’t emit any energy.

It doesn't release any energy. Contrary to popular belief this makes it is a great color to utilize for absorbing unwanted energies.

That is why we often see it as the primary color used in protection workings such as Tapa Boca Protection From Enemies, Del RetiroBlock Buster, Jinx Remover etc.,

The absence or void of color and void of energies allows the candle to become a vessel for the absorption of the evil eye energies that the client may have absorbed and or taken on when they are the target of someone else's envy. 

What is a black candle for in the spiritual world

How we operate in the physical world reflects our ability to stand in our power in the spiritual world. 

I invite you to reflect on your feelings, fears, or thoughts forms that may come up when you see a black candle.

Consider: How do you react when you see a black candle?, where do they stem from?, where did you learn to associate the color black with "bad",

Further more, I invite you to reflect on: how can you challenge those notions?

When someone tells you to never use a black candle are those telling you this information coming from a place of fear or are they coming from a place of personal experience and knowledge.

Life is a journey of experiences and learning happens when we make mistakes. So, if there is something that has gone wrong with a previous spell it is important to learn from that. 

When conducting any ritual how you feel about the tools that you are using will have an impact on the outcome of your manifestations. 

As always use your own intuition & discernment when working your magic. If you’ve been conditioned to believe in fear or to utilize color magic to implement change  then trust that feeling.

It is definitely possible to use a black candles to summon and invocation forces and it depends on the intentions of the ritual. 


12 Powerful Black Candles to Break Hexes, Jinxes, and Curses in Your Life:

  • Protection form Enemies 7 day candle: to protect yourself from any harm or evil spells or hexes from enemies
  • Shut Up 7 day candle: to protect against bad people who might harm you
  • Jinx Removing 7 day candle: to remove any jinx, crossed condition, curses, bad luck
  • Run Devil Run 7 day candle: to get rid of the devil's spells, curses and hexes
  • Spell Breaker Black 7 day candle: to reverse & break any evil spells placed on you or family member
  • Block Buster 7 Day candle: to remove spells, jinx, hexes, etc.

  • Destroy Everything 7 Day Candle: to break up a crossed condition or dispel all jinxes
  • Reversible Black Candle: to reverse troubles back to the person who sent them to you

  • Black Chicken 7 day Candle: to remove any jinx, crossed condition, curses, bad luck
  • Snake (Vivora) 7 day Candle: powerful spell breaker & to gain control over a hard situation, getting rid off any negative energy
  • Protection From Evil 7 Day Candle: to protect yourself from any harm from your enemies
  • Retirement Black 7 Day Candle: to get rid off all your enemies

  • Just Judge Black 7 Day Candle: to influence positive verdict, get case dropped, reduce jail time, judge rule in your favor, etc. 


Negative Energy Removal Candles 

The presence of evil spirits is often accompanied by a palpable sense of negativity, capable of impeding personal progress and disrupting one's lifestyle. Should you detect signs of such malevolence encroaching upon your home or workplace, burning black candles can serve as a potent deterrent.

In confronting darkness, one must embrace the shadows. The flickering flame of a black candle symbolizes the triumph of light emerging from the depths of darkness, instilling courage and dispelling malevolent forces



In the world of spiritual healing, black candles stand as powerful allies, despite their initial perception as symbols of darkness. They hold the potential to aid in releasing negativity, offering protection, and channeling inner strength. By embracing the symbolism of black, we can delve into the deepest parts of ourselves, seeking transformation and spiritual growth. As with any spiritual practice, the key lies in intention, focus, and respect for the ancient wisdom held within these enigmatic candles. So, the next time you light a black candle, remember the profound journey it can take you on - a journey of spiritual healing and self-discovery.

If you’re open to working with black candles to assist you in absorbing negative energy regarding a situation in your life, you may want to try one of these candles available in our shop here

Will you consider using black candles in your healing journey? Let me know in the comments down bellow. 👇🏼

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Thank you for reading our first blog post! 

Wishing you peace and blessings, 

Shaman Rafaela  ✨🧿✨🧿✨🧿✨🧿✨🧿✨🧿✨🧿


Shaman Rafaela is a curandera and folk magic practitioner with 15 years of experience in voodoo, curanderismo B.S. in Communication, Master of Psychology and is perusing a doctorate in Psychology.

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