Candles are a great way to invoke the element of fire and assist in manifestation during one’s ritual or spellwork. Red Candles are used for energy, health, vitality, vigor, and is used to represent the element of Fire. Red is physical and bestows energy (general, dynamic, receptive, sexual), passionate love, physical desire, will power, and athletic ability (especially competitive). Red is used for arousing pure lust, and for physical gratification. Red is a fiery color that attracts and magnetizes, and it certainly is a hot aphrodisiac, it represents blood, sex, fertility, and defense. Red candles incite passion in love spells, for sexual love – burning hot and fast, but much more passionate than romantic, holding too much energy to be gentle, but enough to be very sexual and fertile. Red candles help to eliminate pessimism and negative attitudes and gives strength against enemies.
Red can be used for protection against psychic attack and for self-confidence. 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. Red is associated with Physical work, as in the healing of people and animals. Also physical passion. Red is the power color. It is used for stability, grounding, and physical health.