Sunday, May 10, 2015

Correspondences: Colors

Magical correspondences of colors.

Because light is energy and our ability to see colors is dependant on this energy, colors carry considerable weight in witchcraft as they really do have their own unique energies. The energy of each color, depending on the light-wave vibration, has an effect on the human body. They have been scientifically proven to affect our moods, actions, and to aid in healing.

While working a spell, working with specific colors can help you focus your intent and energy while also adding to the energy of the spell. Colors can be used in every aspect of magic and is quite easy to include. Using a candle in your spell? Match the color to your intent. Making a  dream pillow to aid in divination? Choose a color associated with divination. However, don't get hung up on the details. Say you can't find a green candle to work your prosperity spell. Use a white one instead. Colors are only meant to aid you, not hinder you.

Of course, colors have multiple associations, but the most powerful ones are the ones you associate them with. You may not like the color red because someone who picked on your constantly always wore a red jacket. Your feelings about a color trump any other magical properties because you bring the energy you associate that color with into your magic, whether you know it or not.

Below is a list of colors and their correspondences. I firmly suggest you write down your first reaction to each of the colors below before adding the traditional associations to them. You may find you see considerable overlap, like green being associated with money, but you also may find some colors have a stronger negative or positive association to you personally.

Magical Association
Divination, banishing, absorbing negative energy, protection, binding
Truth, tranquility, protection, hope, honor, change, psychic ability, Element Water
Stability, integrity, justice, sensuality, endurance, animals, concentration, grounding
Vitality, strength, success, action, courage, confidence, God
Vision, neutrality, absorbing negativity
Abundance, success, prosperity, growth, healing, fertility, employment, luck, jealousy, Element Earth
Insight, vision, change, flexibility, psychic abilities
Intuition, change, spiritual healing, vitality
Courage, ambition, pride, energy, enthusiasm, friendship, communication, success, opportunities
Compassion, tenderness, harmony, love, affection, romance, spiritual healing
Growth, self-esteem, psychic ability, insight, inspiration, success in business, spirituality
Sexual love, lust, passion, strength, willpower, courage, energy, anger, Element Fire
Spiritual truth, intuition receptivity, psychic ability, stability, balance, mysteries, Goddess
Creativity, discipline, self-knowledge, spiritual awareness
Success, intuition, self-improvement, spiritual awareness
Cleansing, purification, purity, tranquility, protection, peace, healing, truth, divination. *Can be used in place of another color as it reflects all light
Joy, vitality, communication, intelligence, study, persuasion, charm, creativity, Element Air

How do you incorporate colors into your home and magic? Do you find it adds to your magic? Do you dislike any particular colors?


  1. Thank you so much for this! Nobody else ever explains the how's and why's of magic. They give you a list and expect you to blindly follow it!


    1. Of course! Understanding the 'why' is so important and once you understand how things work, you can start creating a magical practice unique to you. I wish you all the best on your journey and thank you for reading!


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