Action, Courage, Relationship and Love, Lust, Sex, Passion
Numerology: 5, 9
The color red is firmly rooted in the physical world. The burning of red candles is said to put one in touch with the power of the flesh. Red represents temporal pleasures. It symbolizes passion and love as well as scorn and courage to stand up to one’s enemies. Red is associated with Physical work, as in healing of people and animals. Also physical passion. Red is the power color. It is associated with command, the 1st (Root) Chakra. Red is the color of inspiration, pride, anger, bravery, strong emotions, purification, arid places, aggressive music (especially drumming like a heartbeat), and lightning storms. Red is the best color to ward off danger. Use it for stability, grounding, and physical health.
Red stimulates fertility and personal power, it is the color of Mars, the god of war, and is the color of courage, determination, sexual passion and potency. Red candles are burned to increase the life force, for survival, physical health, pleasure, will power and to rouse anger – not the petty anger of spite, but the righteous anger that, if directed positively, can overcome injustice and bring about change. This is therefore a very powerful color and should be lit for worthy aims only and when you are in a positive frame of mind. Those who light a red candle are tapping into Aries and Scorpio energy. It is the color of Alchemy, and the magickal arts and sciences of transformation, and increases magnetism in rituals. When used in black magick, red as opposed to black brings on sudden attacks, accidents, danger, bloodshed, violence, and hatred. Red can also be used to incite wars, anarchy, and cruelty. Mars rules red, and is masculine in nature. Workings using the color red need the power of the root chakra and should be performed on Tuesdays when Mars is strongly placed and waxing. Use with agate, red jasper, garnet, pyrite, ruby, red tiger eye, or obsidian.