Black candles are used to fight evil and to provide protection, to absorb or remove, to unblock, for binding, banishing, reversing curses and hexes, uncrossing rituals, absorbing or destroying negative energies, repelling black magick, protection from illness or evil, removing confusion, ridding of bad habits, healing discord, shapeshifting, and meditation rituals. Black candles are often associated with evil magic, but this is not true. Black candles can be used for positive rituals such as those to absorb illness or stop bad habits. Black opens the levels of the subconscious mind, is used in spells and rituals to elicite a deeper meditative state or to ban bad or negative things. Black absorbs all colors, and is often used to absorb or banish negativity. Black candles enhance inner strength, resilience and self-control, and can be used in meditation to delve deeper into the unconscious. Also burned for powerful healing and support through loss and grief. The burning of a black candle is serious business. This is done when one wants to neutralize negative energies. The color black offers protection from illness, evil and the negative energy cast upon you from outside forces. The black candle is also burned to harness the healing energy of the universe. Black is the intense concentration of all colors, it absorbs light. Unlike other colors, black reflects very little, if any, light back to the viewer. This can give the false impression that black is the absence of color. It is actually the absence of color reflection. Think of this color as a black hole in space. It absorbs all light with little or no reflection back, thus it becomes a receptacle or a transport of all that you do not need or want. Properly used, black can be one of the most useful and powerful colors available. However, misused, it can cause disaster. Use black candles to absorb or remove anything, to end something, to remove or encase undesirable energies, to break up a blocked or stagnant situation. The great mystery solver. Represents the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, and the unconscious.