Basic Color Magick and Color Corresponences


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Color Magic refers to the combined magic and psychological effects of colour(s) while working spells. Psychologists have only recently begun studying the effects that color has on people, but magicians and alchemists have known of the power of color for centuries.

Using Color to Boost Magic

Using specific colors when performing rituals isn’t necessary. Using colors that correspond to the purpose of the spell or ritual can, however, vastly enhance its power. The easiest way to bring color magic into your ritual would be to use candles. If you often perform rituals for a specific purpose, you might choose to invest in candle holders, altar cloth, or other ritual materials in the proper color(s). Many conventions favor ritual tools from black and white to avoid confused messages during rituals (among other reasons – see List of Color Magic Correspondences below).

When discussing how to use a specific magical tool, you will often hear about its correspondences. A correspondence is simply what something is used for. You would say, for example “White contrasts with purity” or “Black corresponds with grounding”. Most magical tools (colours, herbs, crystals, symbols, etc) have more that one correspondence, so it’s still important to use your will and visualizations however many extra tools you have.

Also, correspondences (color magic correspondences specifically) are rarely absolute. When you choose your tools, ensure that the colour matches the purpose on your mind. Green, for instance, can symbolize both sickness and health. For healing, you would choose a healthy green. For repulsion spells (such as a “Get this negative person from my life” spell), you would want a sickly green.

Color Magic Correspondences


White corresponds to spirituality, cleansing, purity, perfection, innocence, integrity, healing, freedom, opportunity, forgiveness, and acceptance. It is also a color of simple power. White conveys the powers of all the colors. It can be directed towards almost any usage, and can improve the power of other color magic in spell work. It helps remove negative energy and creates inner peace. It’s used by many cultures in purification rituals. It also corresponds to the Maiden form of the Triple Goddess.


Black corresponds to departure, the Underworld, grounding, stability, puzzle, and witchcraft. Black absorbs energy. Many people shy away from using black in magical, even going as far as to say “never use black”. I do not hold to this. With its powerful associations to mystery and the underworld, black makes a powerful addition to any charm of divination or protection. Black is the colour of the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess.


Red corresponds to the Element fire, the Root Chakra, the God Ares, Mars, love, passion, sex, self-confidence, success, strength, creativity, persistence, energy, and vitality. It is utilized in love and healing spells. It is also associated with grounding (the Root Chakra), and with any strong emotion. Red is the color of the Mother Aspect of the Triple Goddess.


Pink corresponds to love, nurturing, tenderness, sensitivity, stability, femininity and innocence. While red is associated with fiery passion and love, pink corresponds to the gentler aspects of these feelings.


Orange corresponds to The Sacral (Navel) Chakra, harvest time, happiness, enthusiasm, assertiveness, motivation, persistence, and prosperity. Orange is useful in eliminating procrastination, anxiety, and anxiety. It is also helpful when attempting to divine solutions or new methods for accomplishing your objectives.


Yellow corresponds to the Solar Plexus Chakra, the Sun and Sun God(s), joy, cheerfulness, intellect, hope, direction, personal power, clear thinking, concentration, fruitfulness, and communication. It can also correspond to fear and treachery (this can be helpful for banishing them). This is a case where the color of colour can make a big difference: Bright yellows tend to carry the positive elements, while pale or muddy yellows tend to take the negative.


Green corresponds to the Heart Chakra, the Earth Goddess, the Element Earth, the Green Man (or Horned God), character, wealth, abundance, longevity, and healing. Dirty or muddy green corresponds to envy, hate, and illness (a “sickly green”, so to speak). When representing with the Earth Goddess, green will almost always appear along with blue. Green is especially useful in color magic spells for healing and for wealth drawing.


Blue corresponds to the Throat Chakra, the Element Water, communication, creativity, ethics, calm, truth, loyalty, justice, leadership and clear thinking. It is used to represent the Earth Goddess when paired with green (the green land and blue seas).


Indigo corresponds to the Brow (or Pineal, or Third Eye) Chakra, idealism, justice, wisdom, inspiration, intuition, spirituality, psychic abilities, and the understanding of things. It can also be utilised in color magic to help reduce stress and phobias.

Violet or Purple

Violet (or Purple) corresponds to The Crown Chakra, inspiration, spirituality, the sacred, selflessness, tolerantence, intuition, imagination, royalty, wealth, internal peace, security, protection, creativity, freedom, and personal responsibility. It is most often used in spells for protection and psycic ability.


Brown corresponds to grounding, superior health, hard work, equilibrium, reward from effort, and earth. Like white, it has the power to enhance different colours in color magic.


Gold corresponds to the Sun, manly energy, success, money, prosperity, power, positivity, confidence, self-motivation, self-discipline, generosity, enlightenment and reflection. The color is quite useful is spells for success, wealth, and self-confidence. Notice that Fool’s Gold, or Iron Pyrite, has this power (despite the negativity of the name) and is often used for drawing riches.


Silver corresponds to the Moon, female energy, equilibrium, stability, change, learning, introspection, confidence, wealth, secrets, hidden desires and instinct. It is very useful in divination and meditation. Additionally it is useful for tapping into and increasing your psychic power and/or instinct. On occasion, silver is used for money drawing spells.


Grey corresponds to morning, sorrow, humility, doubt and uncertainty. It would not be used in ritual except during rites.

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