Candle Magic

Why is the Candle Flame Yellow? [Meaning Explained]

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By: Tina Caro

Knowing what a candle flame means is so important to know what kind of energy is around us if a certain spell we cast works, and so on. Even if it can seem tricky, there are some easy signs and scenarios we can keep in mind to interpret and use this kind of flame to connect with the universe and magic on a whole new level.

Let’s see then why a candle flame is yellow, what it means, and how we can use this flame in magic. Let’s begin.

What is the spiritual meaning of yellow smoke from a candle?

Yellow smoke from a candle means some earthy, vibrant energy is right there around you.

This color also indicates a wedding and, for this reason, flowers are offered to the newlyweds; furthermore, we must not forget that nature is rich in yellows from flower corollas to shades of wheat, to the fruits that ripen on trees, to various grains such as corn and pollen; all these things are, among others, placed under the auspices of the Sun in magic and therefore used as offerings to the deities who represent its energies.

Yellow figures widely in mythological tales and reminds us, for example, of the golden fleece and of the Hesperides who lived in a garden on the western edge of the known world and looked after the trees with golden apples guarded by the snake Ladon (which is very reminiscent of the myth of Eden, where there was a snake that convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit).

garden of eden
Garden of Eden

Taking possession of the golden apples of the Hesperides was one of the twelve labors of Hercules (or Heracles in Greek).

These myths contain esoteric symbols of immense importance for the spiritual growth of the person who seeks himself but who can hardly be adequately addressed in a writing like this; it could also generate confusion in people who are unprepared or just curious about it.

Yellow esoterically indicates the active and creative principle associated with the masculine and, in mandalas, it often appears as a father’s symbol; in many cases, it indicates the development of autonomy and personality and a serene, positive, and balanced vision of life.

When this type of smoke shows up, it means there is a more mundane presence/energy around you, rather than a spiritual one, but it’s still a strong, powerful, and useful kind of energy.

Some people tend to underestimate this kind of energy that is more earthy and less spiritual but, on the contrary, it should be seen as a chance to reconnect with that energy and to direct your vibes and focus towards some specific magical and personal goals.

Yellow smoke is there to tell you something more as well, like that your craft is working and that you are about to attract what you need and want.

Also read:
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What if I light a candle in my home and yellow smoke shows up?

If you light a candle in your home and yellow smoke shows up, it means some good vibrant energy is around you, supporting you and guiding you. It’s a very good sign!

What if yellow smoke shows up when we cast a spell or perform a ritual?

It depends on the ritual or spells you are performing! For example, if you cast a protection spell and some yellow smoke shows up, it means there is nothing dangerous around you or the target of your spell.

Suppose you cast a love spell and some yellow smoke shows up. In that case, it can mean the energy between you and the other person, the target of your spell, is cleansed from negativity and some fresh new energy is coming alive and can be the kind of energy that will rule your relationship.

What if the candle burns by producing yellow smoke only in the beginning?

If the candle burns by producing yellow smoke only in the beginning, it means that there is some obstacle preventing the energy from flowing and manifesting its signs.

There is a bit of work to do to let this kind of fresh vibrant energy work and flow so it would be a great idea to press the pause button, focus, and think about what kind of obstacles could be in the way.

Once you know what kind of energy or obstacle is blocking the energetic flow, you can work on that by shifting your approach and performing a cleansing ritual if you feel this blockage is there because of some negative influence or energy.

How do I use a yellow candle flame in magic?

The yellow or orange candle is used for the realization of projects, especially when it comes to school or a new job. As yellow is the color of the sun and abundance, it can emanate great energy useful when you have to overcome something challenging.

A yellow candle flame is a healthy sign, it indicates that divination is proceeding well and does not encounter major obstacles.

  • You can use a yellow candle flame to cast a business spell
  • You can use a yellow candle flame for divinatory practices
  • You can use a yellow candle flame to learn more about the kind of energy that is around you

Also read:
Here’s How to Dress a Candle for Money [+ A Homemade Oil]
Strongest Candles for Good Luck [Colors Explained]

If the yellow candle flame turns smoky and black, what does it mean?

It can mean some dangerous energies are around you and that the fresh, vibrant, healthy energy needs to be boosted and cultivated even more to let the healthy energy spread all over you and your craft.

To do so, try to keep high vibrations, perform rituals that makes you feel comfortable, and honor the yellow candle flame by acknowledging its presence and its importance while staring at it, and let it guide your rituals and your divination practices even more.

If you need some help to boost the energy around you, check my spell casting service as I can cast amazing, effective spells for you to help you live a better, happier, brighter life with the help of the energy and of magick.

About
Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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