What is the meaning of black candles?

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What is the meaning of black candles?
A black candle doesn't always have evil intentions. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Shane Gavin)

Black candles are often associated with witchcraft, satanism and other paranormal activities, giving them a negative connotation. However, black candles have a variety of meanings.

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In the world of magic and spells, black candles are burnt to vanquish negative energy and provide protection. They're also used to bring luck.


Black candles may be used to signify something ending. They ward off negative emotions and promote healing when confronted with the loss of a loved one or the end of a relationship.


Black candles can be purchased in a variety of sizes and shapes, from small tea lights to large ceremonial pillar candles. They can be made to burn as little as 2 hours or as long as 7 days, depending on the ritual.


Make certain to use solid black candles and not merely white candles coated black.


A black candle is lit on the first night of Kwanzaa, which is an African-American holiday that celebrates family, community and culture.

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