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Color Correspondences

Colors in magic, witchcraft, and Wicca can represent energy, an objective or target, people, animals, gods, goddesses, spiritual or natural forces. Colors also have the ability to carry, store, and transmit personal or emotional meanings or representational feelings. Colors are an important and integral part of our lives and hold great power both internally and externally.

The Lists

The lists of colors that follow are provided only as a guide with which to begin a more serious study of color correspondences. The lists are by no means comprehensive.

This first list links to individual pages for the colors listed. Just click on the color's name to go to its page.

RED: Fire Elemental, Strength, Power, Energy, Health, Vigor, Enthusiasm, Courage, Passion, Sexuality, Protection.

PINK: Honor, Mortality, Friendship, Emotional Love, Compassion and Relaxation.

ORANGE: The God, Strength, Healing, Pulling things to you, Adaptability, Luck, Vitality, Encouragement, Clearing the Mind, Dominance, Physical and Magickal Energy, Legal matters.

YELLOW: Air Elemental, Divination, Clairvoyance, Mental Alertness, Intellectual growth, Prosperity, Learning, Changes, Harmony, Creativity, Confidence, Communication, Study, Travel.

BROWN: Earth Elemental, Endurance, Animal health, Steadiness, Houses and Homes, Physical objects, Uncertainties.

GREEN: Lord and Lady, Earth Elemental, Herb Magick, Nature-type faerie magick, Luck, Fertility, Healing, Balance, Employment, Prosperity, Courage, Agriculture, Changing direction or attitudes, Growth.

BLUE: Health, Psychic awareness, Intuition, Opportunity, Understanding, Quests, Safe journey, Patience, Tranquility, Ward off depression. The Goddess, Water Elemental, Truth, Dreams, Protection, Change, Meditation, Impulse.

PURPLE: Power, Spiritual development, Intuition, Ambition, Healing, Progress, Business, Spiritual Communication, Protection, Occult Wisdom, Meditation.

BLACK: Ward-off negativity, Remove hexes, Protection, Spirit contact, The Universe, Night, Truth, Remove discord or confusion.

GRAY: Non-nature-type faerie magick such as communication with the faerie realms, travel to the other side, Vision Quests, Veiling, Cancellation, Hesitation, Neutrality.

WHITE: The Lady and The Lord together, Full Moon Magick, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off of doubts and fears.

SILVER: The Goddess, Lunar Magick, Meditation, Psychic development, Success, Balance, Wards off negativity. Variegated inner development through relaxation and introspection.

GOLD: The God, Solar Energy, Power, Physical Strength, Success, Achievement, Mental growth, Skill sought, Healing energy, Intuition, Divination, Fortune.

This next list is just an abbreviated breakdown for each color. While the number of colors listed is greater, the information available for each color is limited.

White: A balance of all colors, effective for spiritual enlightenment, purification, protection, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth seeking; rituals involving lunar energy; may be substituted for any other candle color.

Yellow: Activity, creativity, drawing, pulling, compelling, and unity. Yellow brings the power of concentration and imagination to a successful ritual: used in rituals when you wish to gain another's confidence or persuade someone or in rituals that require solar energy.

Gold: Fosters understanding and attracts the power of cosmic forces; beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast money or riches.

Pink: Promotes romance and friendship; standard color for rituals intended to bring affection; a color of femininity, honor, service; brings friendly, lively conversation to a dinner table.

Orange: Charges and recharges intellect; combine with any other candle to stimulate their actions; for rituals stipulating Mercury.

Turquoise: Healing, Prosperity, Peace, and Growth.

Peach: Strength, Protection, Confidence, and Communication.

Rose: Maintaining Health, Patience, Passion, and Peace.

Orchid: Physical Energy, Happiness, Power, and Healing.

Violet: Spirituality, Friendship, Relaxation, and Peace. Self-improvement, Intuition, Success in searches.

Chartreuse: Confidence, Prosperity, Travel, and Growth.

Red: Health, passion, love, fertility, strength, courage, will power; increases magnetism in rituals; draws Aries and Scorpio energy.

Silver: Removes negativity and encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess.

Purple: Power, success, idealism, psychic manifestations; ideal for rituals to secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, or to make contact with the spiritual other world; increase Neptune energy.

Magenta: Combination of red and violet that oscillates on a height frequency; energizes rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.

Brown: Earthly, balanced color; for rituals of material increase; eliminates indecisiveness; improves powers of concentration, study, telepathy; increases financial success; locates objects that have been lost.

Indigo: Color of inertia, stops situations, or people. Indigo is used in rituals that require a deep meditation state or in rituals that demand Saturn energy. Meditation, Spirit Communication, Karma, Spell Workings, Learn the ancient wisdom, Neutralize another's magick, Ward off slander.

Royal Blue: Promotes laughter and joviality; color of loyalty; use to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever and influence needs to be increased.

Light Blue: Spiritual color; helpful in devotional or inspirational meditations; brings peace and tranquility to the home; radiates Aquarius energy; employ where a situation must be synthesized.

Blue: Primary spiritual color; for rituals to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; confers truth and guidance.

Emerald Green: Important component in Venusian's rituals; attracts love, social delights and fertility.

Dark Green: Color of ambition, greed and jealousy; counteracts these influences in a ritual.

Green: Promotes prosperity, abundance, and success; stimulates rituals for good luck, money, harmony, rejuvenation.

Gray: Neutral color, useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes a negative influence.

Black: Opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious; use in rituals to induce a deep meditation state, or to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy.

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