Red Candle Spells

Red Candle Spells: Root Chakra + Fire Element in Action

What does a red candle mean?

Burning a red candle invites the Fire Element into our ritual or spell. And it sets the mood for an intense, enthusiastic and transformative process.

This candle symbolizes passion, courage, and strong emotions, so it is best used for protection, purification, love and strength.

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Release Red Candle Meditation


Light a red candle during this meditation.

Essential oils: Cinnamon, Neroli, Cedarwood.

Crystals: Lava Stone, Tiger’s Eye, Fire Agate.

Chakra: Root Chakra.

Audio Meditation

Invoking Fire with Red Candle Spells 🔥

People have worshiped and feared fire since the beginning of times. Not only does it carry the warmth and protection of the sun, this element is also a symbol of the destructive might of volcanoes and wildfires. This duality is useful for a variety of magical works.

Book of Shadows: Candle Magic

A red candle is ideal for when you need a push starting a new project, or igniting a fiery love.

Other uses include protection, fire, fertility, quick action, power and lust.

This PDF version comes with a transparent background so you can print it on any kind of paper you want and add it to your own Book of Shadows. Find more printable grimoire pages and Moon Journaling Ideas.

Red Candle for Protection

Burn a red candle and light some protective incense or dried herbs, such as:

Chant a spell for protection, or invoke the protective presence of Divinity with prayer and invocations.

Fire Element for Purification

Fire is the quickest and easiest way to purify a tool or object. Its destructive qualities symbolize the removal and transformation of stagnant energies.

Burning incense is a simple way to purify the air. The best herbs for purification and cleansing are: Cinnamon, Lavender, and Rosemary. Burn incense and bless your tools along a red candle, or leave them for a while in the mighty presence of the sun.

Red Candles in Love Spells 💖

Because red is the color of the heart and blood – vital organs in our bodies – it symbolizes energy, vibrancy and spark. This is the Fire that helps awaken emotions, impulse and strength. 

Red candles are often used in love spells to add a fiery passion, energy and vitality to a relationship. These love spells with red candles can be enhanced with a red candle meditation:

Fire Element for Strength ⚡

As an energy amplifier, fire can help you connect with the Divine energy associated with the Sun. During a spell or meditation for creativity, you can light a red candle and ask for strength. Alternatively, write whatever is blocking your mind on a piece of paper and burn it with the same red candle.

These Solar deities can accompany in your quest for strength and inspiration:

Spiritual Meaning of the Red Candle

The meaning of burning a red candle has long been associated with ceremonies and rituals of love. The red candle is also connected to health and physical strength. The energy of the red candle protects the whole body, especially focusing on the sexual organs and head.

What is the red candle used for in Magic?

Its meaning in Witchcraft is closely linked to love spells because it has the power to regenerate and reactivate something that is stagnant or dead, such as a lost relationship. Red candles in spells for love are very powerful because they awaken sexual energies that promote passionate love.

Red candle meaning in Magic

Red is synonymous with love and sensuality, so it’s usually considered the best color candle for love spells. However, red can attract all kinds of positive energy such as motivation and creativity.

When to light a red candle

Light a red candle when chanting a prayer or spell to gain lucidity and inspiration in any aspect of your life. Red candles are also great for adding an element of fast action to any ritual. Whether it’s for a competition, a big challenge or ambitions, a red candle can increase your life force, survival instinct and willpower. 💪

When you light a red candle focus on awakening this sexual energy, passion and physical health, as it will provides you with incredible power for any goal you set. Red candles also have a destructive aspect, and can be used to arouse anger, contempt, and the courage to face and defeat enemies.

Red candles match Fire zodiac signs Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. If you want to vibrate in tune with the Element Fire do not hesitate to light a red candle in your home or bedroom.

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Red Candles: In Summary

The meaning of the red candle in general is to provide energy, passion, willpower and strength to any intention or situation.

Red candles represent blood, sex, fertility and courage. Burning a red candles during a spell of Magic invites passion in relationships, and also a burning sexual desire. Remember that these candles are perfect to kindle a passionate love rather than a romantic one. If you are casting a spell for a serious, long-term relationship, try using a pink candle instead.


  1. Janelle Bemis

    Does it say that the Fire element is associated with the direction North? I totally get if it was a mistake or maybe there is some information I have yet to learn! 🙂
    I’ve come to know North Earth, East Air, South Fire, and West Water.

    • Francisco Huanaco

      You are correct, Janelle! I’ve fixed it. Thanks for noticing!
      In Western Esotericism, the correspondences are like you mentioned:
      – The Great Eastern Quadrangle of Air
      – The Great Western Quadrangle of Water
      – The Great Northern Quadrangle of Earth
      – The Great Southern Quadrangle of Fire

  2. can red candle be use to break every bad curses and bring good fortune in someone’s life?

    • Hi there John.

      I wouldn’t use a red candle to break a curse unless red was the only candle color you had. Instead, I would choose to use a black or white candle. For good luck and prosperity, I would use a green or gold candle. You can learn more about candle color correspondences in part of our free course!

      –> Candle Magic 101

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