The novena, whose Latin name novem means nine, is a devotion that is practiced over nine days. Usually accompanied by a candle that will burn throughout the period, the novena is a beneficial aid for requests, thanksgiving, wishes, bereavement or simply gratitude and prayers.
Novena candles are not dyed in the mass. However, their container, usually plastic, can be colored. While this color has no form of importance according to the Church, it can have personal significance for the person praying or for practitioners of esoteric arts.
In this guide, we will explain the basics of using a novena and novena candle as well as the widespread esoteric principles that can be associated with this ancient Catholic practice.
When you feel ready, light the novena candle. Once lit, do not extinguish it, it will burn continuously for nine days. It may burn longer depending on the temperature of the place where it is located. On the day you light it and for the next 8 days, recite the appropriate prayer of your choice. During these nine days, you can read one of our novena booklets, which will give you suitable prayers to the saints, Jesus, Mary or the Almighty. You can also recite the prayer on the back of our candles with picture and prayer every day. If you have the prayer that perfectly answers your requests, you also have the possibility to take a novena candle without image or with image and personalized prayer.
The important thing is to let the candle burn on its own, without interruption from human hands, for about 9 days, and to pray every day that the novena candle is lit.
In the esoteric arts, the color of the candle can have an impact on your intention. That's why we offer this selection guide. However, you should know that feeling is an important part of the choice you make and that these descriptions are general elements. If you are attracted to one color over another, then listen to your inner voice. The important thing is that you feel in tune with yourself and your request.
White - Purity
The white novena candle is the most classic and most used. White is the color of the divine and the energy of the Universe. Used for purification and protection, this candle color amplifies spiritual acts and the power of prayers. This color emits powerful vibrations that are pure, sincere and soothing.
Red - Strength, Love and Passion
Red candles are recommended for requests for defense against the forces of evil. Red is a stimulant, strengthening mental strength, energy, will and power in an active way. Ardor, courage, triumph, love are its key words.
Pink - Unconditional love
Pink candles are suitable for requests and prayers concerning love, friendship, tenderness, stable bonds, marriage, family, new encounters or reconciliations... It brings sweetness to prayer, promotes complicity in relationships and consolidates love.
Yellow - Self-confidence and abundance
Yellow associated with novena candles attracts prosperity, success, fame and popularity by developing self-confidence, charm and luck. It is used for money or job applications, professional or student life for an exam for example. It brings wealth and abundance.
Orange - Energy and creativity
Orange novena candles are recommended for requests for inspiration, creativity but also for care. Dynamic, energetic, the orange brings good mood, it attracts attention and awakens the senses. Therefore, orange novena candles are a beneficial support for prayers for a speedy recovery or to support the creation of a project, work, business or enterprise.
Green - Success and prosperity
"Green, I hope," they say. This is indeed a nice summary of the effects of this color for novena candles. Mostly advised for requests that concern money such as the recovery of financial assets, good success of a business or a company, and money coming in, green also has a positive impact for prayers that aim at finding, locating lost people or objects. Green candles promote luck, success, telepathy, and repel jealousy, envy and grudges. Green is also a healing color, linked to the archangel Raphael.
Blue - Success and Communication
Blue novena candles are often recommended for administrative matters: to unblock a lawsuit, to solve problems, to be successful with one's business, trade or in the home. People who need serenity, security, understanding, success, hope, trust, loyalty or sincerity are also encouraged to turn to a blue novena candle for their prayers. Protecting against bad influences, they open up communication. They are, like orange candles, very effective in stimulating creativity and imagination.
Violet - Spirituality
Violet is the color of esotericism par excellence. It helps to develop intuition, clairvoyance, mental and spiritual prowess. Purple novena candles are recommended for meditation, clairvoyance, concentration and relaxation. It symbolizes power and wisdom. It allows to break unbearable situations and to neutralize, to stop the lies.
Black - Protection
Black candles are very effective protection candles. They repel misfortunes, bad luck, banish evil spirits and neutralize evil. Are you asking for an unblessing or a protection against black magic acts? Black novena candles are ideal. They banish bad vibes to make room for positive ones and bring security and peace.
Grey - Soothing
Grey novena candles are the synthesis between black and white. Linked to the divine energies and at the same time protective, they symbolize neutrality. They allow to calm down, to neutralize negative influences and difficult situations. Grey candles also bring objectivity. Grey favors the resolution of conflicts in peace and harmony.