Do black candles make you uncomfortable?
Often when people see a black prayer candle their common reaction is to FREAK OUT! Se Persignan rapido! (Make the sign of the cross over oneself quickly)
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 through a black and white lens. It shows us that there is work to be done in order to see the gray.
Why are black candles so scary?
As humans we like to think in binaries in terms of black and white. Let's be honest this way of thinking makes is easy and most of those in the first world tend to like the easy approach.
Black novena candles usually tend to stir up these negative feelings because of the ways in which we were socialized. As a result 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 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".
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.
How can I begin to open myself to deeper meaning of black candles?
However, if we begin to think about where those 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 is the meaning of black candles spiritually?
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 Retiro, Block 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.
How do you feel when you see a black candle?
With this information, I invite you to reflect on your feelings:
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, I invite you to reflect on: how can you challenge those notions?
As always use your own intuition & discernment when working your magic. If you’ve been conditioned to believe in the former over the latter then trust that feeling. It is definitely possible to use a black candle to summon forces and as always it depends on who is casting the magic.
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,
Roxy is a curandera and folk magic practitioner with a background in Communication, Master of Psychology and is perusing a doctorate in Psychology.
**DISCLAIMER**: All information contained on this website is meant to be for entertainment purposes only, and in no way constitute legal, financial, medical or other advice.