Grounding, Protection and Banishing Negativity
Astrological Sign: Capricorn , co-ruler in Aquarius
Numerology: 8, 13
Black candles can be used for positive rituals such as those to absorb illness or stop bad habits. Black opens the levels of the subconscious mind, is used in spells and rituals to elicit a deeper meditative state or to ban bad or negative things. Black absorbs all colors, and is often used to absorb or banish negativity. Black candles enhance inner strength, resilience and self-control, and can be used in meditation to delve deeper into the unconscious. Also burned for powerful healing and support through loss and grief. The burning of a black candle is serious business. This is done when one wants to neutralize negative energies. The color black offers protection from illness, evil and the negative energy cast upon you from outside forces. The black candle is also burned to harness the healing energy of the universe. Black is the intense concentration of all colors, it absorbs light. Unlike other colors, black reflects very little, if any, light back to the viewer. This can give the false impression that black is the absence of color. It is actually the absence of color reflection. Think of this color as a black hole in space. It absorbs all light with little or no reflection back, thus it becomes a receptacle or a transport of all that you do not need or want. Properly used, black can be one of the most useful and powerful colors available. However, misused, it can cause disaster. Use black candles to absorb or remove anything, to end something, to remove or encase undesirable energies, to break up a blocked or stagnant situation. The great mystery solver. Represents the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, and the unconscious.
Black candles, which are ruled by Saturn, can be potent in all forms of banishing magic, for leaving behind old sorrows and redundant relationships, for acknowledging grief and for rituals of parting. Black, like brown, is the color of acceptance, whether of a restriction or of the frailties of self or others, and so it is a candle color of forgiveness. Black is another earth color, containing both male and female energies. Rituals using these candles are best practiced on a Saturday. Many people consider black to be a negative or sinister color. However, it can also be sophisticated, worldly, and surprising. It is related to secrets and protection. You should not use black candles if you consider them evil or dangerous. Black candles contain enormous power, and can be used in magic where you are attempting to discover a secret, or are trying to determine the truth about something. Black candles can also be used whenever you want to draw out negative energies, such as an illness. Black candles should not be used by children, or by people who are emotionally drained. This is because black contains powerful energies that need to be handled carefully. A black candle exorcises evil spirits, cures severe diseases, absorbs and destroys negative energy, eliminates obstacles. Used for deep states of meditation, opens up deep subconsciousness levels. Can be used to banish evil or ward off negativity as in uncrossing rituals. Also used in destructive magic.
Black is the color of Sorcery and the “Dark Arts,” relating Saturnian energies. As the color of night, black represents foreboding, fortitude, and consistency because of the need to “make it through the darkness.” Black is sometimes used as a protective color for magickal tools, especially handles and wrappings. It is also used when trying to banish a bad habit, turn negativity, or make drastic life changes. Black candles used in workings of destruction are used to incite the slower destruction of enemies, opposed to accidents or sudden attacks associated with the color red. Black is also a good color to use to bring discord and confusion to enemies. Black can be used for protection, binding negative forces, and breaking up obstacles and blocks. Black can also be used to reverse and break up negative thoughtforms. Black absorbs, conceals, creates confusion and chaos, is used for new beginnings, and obtaining knowledge of hidden things. Black is the container of light, and is one of the most powerful of colors. Saturn rules black. Saturn is used for retribution and when we have been wronged – revenge. Be careful, you may feel that you need to punish someone at once with a Hex and make them suffer! That is real power, yeah? Wrong! Remember the laws of return, and avoid this temptation! This is most probably why Saturn is the teacher. Black influences self-control, endurance, and patience. Spells using black energy are best performed during a waning Moon, on a Saturday when the planet Saturn is strongly placed and waxing. Spells using black need the power of the root chakra. Use with jet, obsidian, tourmaline or onyx.