Color Correspondences

We've all heard that colors affect us on an emotional and psychological level, but did you know that the colors you use in your magick can have an effect as well?

Colors are a manifestation of specific energetic vibration. Our interpretation of these vibrations help us tune into specific energies based usually on how we were brought up. For example, in America, red could mean anger, stop, love, passion, etc. In Asia however, red is usually the color of luck and prosperity. However we interpret a color, it's one aspect of magick that helps us focus on a specific intention and raise the corresponding energy. 

How to use Color Correspondences

Below you'll see two different ways that you can look up color correspondences, by color of course, but also by purpose. You can incorporate color into your magick rituals by using colored candles, a colored piece of cloth or paper on your altar or somewhere in your sacred space, paint, colored light - whatever you like. Just be safe and make sure that flammable objects are far from any flame you might be using in your magick.

Color Correspondences

White
  • Uncrossing
  • Purity
  • Unity
  • Innocence
  • Divination
  • Blessing
  • Exorcism
  • Peace
  • A Substitute for any other color

Black
  • Protection
  • Binding
  • Hexing
  • Reversing
  • Banishing Negativity
  • Scrying
  • Breaking Bad Habits
  • Releasing
  • Discovering Hidden Wisdom
  • Defense

Brown
  • Animal Healing
  • Finding Lost Pets
  • Grounding
  • Earth Magick
  • Stability
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Abundance
  • House Blessings
  • Associated with the Zodiac signs Taurus and Virgo

Red
  • Passion
  • Love
  • Lust
  • Cutting (to cut something out of your life)
  • Assertiveness
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Survival
  • Action
  • Competition
  • Independence
  • Associated with the planet Mars and the Sign of Aries

Pink
  • Self Love
  • Romance
  • Partnership
  • Domestic Harmony
  • Emotional Healing
  • Nurturing and Self Care
  • Compassion
  • Youthfulness
  • Beauty
  • Protection of Children
  • Associated with the planet Venus

Orange
  • Travel, Short Distances
  • Communication
  • Self-Expression
  • Creativity
  • Intellectual Pursuits
  • Ambition
  • Confidence
  • Fun
  • Opportunity
  • Celebration
  • Associated with the planet Mercury

Yellow
  • Health and Vitality
  • Joy
  • Attractiveness
  • Clarity
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Persuasiveness
  • Creativity
  • Success
  • Concentration
  • Inspiration
  • Associated with the Sun

Gold
  • Prosperity
  • Monetary Wealth
  • Business Success
  • Attraction
  • Luxury
  • Masculinity
  • Happiness
  • Luck
  • Understanding
  • Divination
  • Positivity
  • Associated with the Sun

Silver
  • Drawing down the Moon
  • Connecting with Lunar energy
  • Intuition
  • Psychic Awareness
  • Dream Work
  • Femininity
  • Victory
  • Meditation
  • Gambling Luck
  • Associated with the Moon

Purple
  • Legal Matters
  • Government
  • Influence
  • Psychic Abilities
  • Hidden Knowledge
  • Wisdom
  • Higher Learning
  • Uncovering Secrets
  • Transformation
  • Changing Luck
  • Breaking Habits
  • Associated with the planet Jupiter and the Sign of Pisces

Blue
  • Communication
  • Will Power
  • Focus
  • Patience
  • Truth
  • Fidelity
  • Domestic Harmony
  • Organization
  • Removing Negative Energy
  • Travel, Long Distance
  • Inspiration
  • Peace (Light Blue)
  • Silence (Dark Blue)
  • Forgiveness
  • Loyalty
  • Astral Projection
  • Associated with the planet Jupiter

Green
  • Prosperity
  • Abundance
  • Money
  • Growth
  • Physical and Emotional Healing
  • Luck
  • Tree and Plant Magick
  • Fertility
  • Associated with the planet Venus and the sign of Taurus

Gray
  • Invisibility
  • Contemplation
  • Meditation
  • Remove Loneliness
  • Can be a Substitute for the color Silver

Common Magickal Purposes and Their Corresponding Colors

Below is an alphabetical listing of common magickal purposes starting in the first column, then continuing in the second column. The color White (or neutral, as in an unbleached beeswax candle) can be used for every purpose and so is only listed below if the primary color for that particular magickal intent is White. Yellow can be used in place of Gold. Gray can be used in place of Silver.

  • Abundance - Green, Gold, Brown
  • Action - Red
  • Ambition - Orange
  • Animal Healing - Brown
  • Assertiveness - Red
  • Astral Projection - Silver, Gray, Blue
  • Attraction - Yellow, Gold
  • Attractiveness - Gold, Yellow
  • Banishing Negativity - Black
  • Beauty - Pink
  • Binding - Black
  • Blessing - White
  • Breaking Bad Habits - Black, Purple
  • Business Success - Gold
  • Celebration - Orange
  • Changing Luck - Purple
  • Clarity - Yellow
  • Communication - Orange, Blue
  • Compassion - Pink
  • Competition - Red
  • Concentration - Yellow
  • Confidence - Orange
  • Connecting with Lunar energy - Silver
  • Contemplation - Gray
  • Courage - Red
  • Creativity - Orange, Yellow
  • Cutting (to cut something out of your life) - Red
  • Defense - Black
  • Discovering Hidden Wisdom - Black
  • Divination - White, Gold
  • Domestic Harmony - Pink, Blue
  • Drawing down the Moon - Silver
  • Dream Work - Silver
  • Earth Magick - Brown
  • Emotional Healing - Pink
  • Exorcism - White
  • Family - Brown
  • Femininity -Silver
  • Fertility - Green
  • Fidelity - Blue
  • Finding Lost Pets - Brown
  • Focus - Blue
  • Forgiveness - Blue
  • Friends - Brown
  • Fun - Orange
  • Gambling Luck - Silver
  • Government - Purple
  • Grounding - Brown, Black, Green
  • Growth - Green
  • Happiness - Gold
  • Health and Vitality - Yellow
  • Hexing - Black
  • Hidden Knowledge - Purple
  • Higher Learning - Purple
  • House Blessings - Brown
  • Independence - Red
  • Influence - Purple
  • Innocence - White
  • Inspiration - Yellow, Blue
  • Intellectual Pursuits - Orange
  • Intuition - Silver
  • Invisibility - Gray
  • Joy - Yellow
  • Learning - Yellow
  • Legal Matters - Purple
  • Love - Red
  • Loyalty - Blue
  • Luck - Gold, Green
  • Lust - Red
  • Luxury - Gold
  • Masculinity - Gold
  • Meditation - Silver, Gray
  • Memory - Yellow
  • Money - Gold, Green
  • Nurturing - Pink
  • Opportunity - Orange
  • Organization - Blue
  • Partnership - Pink
  • Passion - Red
  • Patience - Blue
  • Peace - White, Blue
  • Persuasiveness - Yellow
  • Physical and Emotional Healing - Green
  • Positivity - Gold
  • Prosperity - Gold, Green
  • Protection - Black
  • Protection of Children - Pink
  • Psychic Abilities - Silver, Purple
  • Purity - White
  • Releasing - Black
  • Remove Loneliness - Gray
  • Removing Negative Energy - Blue
  • Reversing - Black
  • Romance - Pink
  • Scrying - Black
  • Self Care - Pink
  • Self Love - Pink
  • Self-Expression - Orange
  • Silence - Blue
  • Stability - Brown
  • Strength - Red
  • Success - Yellow
  • Survival - Red
  • Transformation - Purple
  • Travel, Long Distance - Blue
  • Travel, Short Distance - Orange
  • Tree and Plant Magick - Green
  • Truth - Blue
  • Uncovering Secrets - Purple
  • Uncrossing - White (some say Black, but I disagree)
  • Understanding - Gold
  • Unity - White
  • Victory - Silver
  • Will Power - Blue
  • Wisdom - Purple
  • Youthfulness - Pink

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