I love to work with colour magic. Colour has such a big impact on our emotions and moods. Each colour can evoke a feeling, brighten our day, or bring about calm. I like to include colour magic when I use candles for spell work, cloths for my altars, and even when I am deciding what to wear. Picking the right colour jumper can really change your mood. Working with colour in magic can boost the energy of the spell or ritual.
In most of the items that I make for spell work I find that I automatically correspond the colour of the materials used to the intent. Corresponding the colour to your intent can add a huge amount of power to your spell working, whether it is in the form of the colour of candle, the colour of crystals used or the colour of medicine bag, it all adds that bit extra.
Colour has been used in magic and healing for thousands of years, we know the Egyptians knew the important of colour as there are lists of colour cures written on papyrus dating back to 1550 BC. The Chinese also practiced colour healing and they record colour diagnoses in The Nei/ching, which is 2000 years old.
In witchcraft we can use colour in spells to invoke and control a specific energy state which will most effectively focus our particular intent. For this reason, most witches will have a list of colour correspondences, so they can be easily referred to for use in sympathetic magic such as candle magic etc. My favourite way to use colour in magic is with either my clothing or nail polish colour. If I have a meeting at work where I have to give a presentation I will wear blue, this colour has a calming influence on me and it also helps me to communicate because of its association with the throat chakra.
You will find a long list of colour correspondences in most magic and spell books but the affect colour has on us is a very personal thing, we don’t all feel the same emotional response with the same colours. If you walk into a red room you may suddenly feel agitated and angry from the energy you feel from the colour, but if I walked into the same room I might feel energised, two very different responses from the same colour. As we all experience colour differently it is far better to write your own set of colour correspondences.
Here is a guide that I use:
Black - protection, ward negativity, remove hexes, spirit contact, truth, remove discord or confusion and binding for spell work.
Dark blue – the Goddess, water elemental, truth, dreams, protection, change, meditation, healing.
Light blue – psychic awareness, intuition, opportunity, understanding, safe journey, patience, tranquillity, ward depression, healing and health.
Brown – endurance, houses & homes, uncertainties, influence friendships.
Green – earth elemental, nature magic, luck, fertility, healing, balance, courage, work, prosperity, changing directions or attitudes.
Indigo – meditation, spirit communication, karma workings, neutralize baneful magic, ward slander.
Lilac – spiritual development, psychic growth, divination, Otherworld.
Orange – the God, strength, healing, attracting things, vitality, adaptability, luck, encouragement, clearing the mind, justice, career goals, legal matters, selling, action, ambition, general success.
Pink – honour, morality, friendships, emotional love, social ability, good will, caring, healing emotions, peace, affection, nurturing, romance and partnerships.
Purple – power, spirit, spiritual development, intuition, ambition, healing, wisdom, progress, business, spirit communication, protection, occultism, self assurance.
Red – fire elemental, strength, power, energy, health, vigour, enthusiasm, courage, passion, sexuality, vibrancy, survival, driving force.
White – purity, protection, truth, meditation, peace, sincerity, justice and to ward doubt & fear.
Yellow – air elemental, divination, clairvoyance, mental alertness, intellect, memory, prosperity, learning, changes, harmony, creativity, self promotion.
Sometimes I look up the list, some I remember; mostly I go by instinct and then when I check I realize my instinct is bang on the mark. This is just my idea of a list of correspondences, others may use different colours - it is a personal thing, go with what feels right for you.
Colour can be used as a healing therapy to not only brighten our mood, balance our emotions but also to help ease ailments.
Colour links directly to the subconscious mind, it makes a link between that which we see with our eyes and that which is hidden in our subconscious. For instance, if someone was feeling a bit low I would bring them cheerful coloured flowers to brighten their mood. As a general ‘rule of thumb’ you work with the opposite colour on the colour wheel to bring about balance.
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