Color Correspondences - Uses & Meanings in Magick

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines color as a "phenomenon of light." Light, at varying wavelengths, produces the familiar colors that we are all used to seeing everyday. Since light is actually electromagnetic radiation, not only does color produce a psychological effect, but it can produce physical effects as well. 

More often than not, when these effects are not (yet) able to be scientifically proven... they fall back into the realm of magick. All of us witches know though... color plays a very important role in our work. So, that is what this article is dedicated to, colors and all the magickal properties they harbor and possess to aid us in our work.

There are so many ways to use colors & their properties. You can use them in:

  • Candle magick
  • Jewelry & Clothing choices
  • Drawings of Sigils
  • Inks for spells
  • Felt and cloth for different spell applications
  • Coloring in ritual baths
  • Colored Cord/Ribbon magick
  • Envision colored light as needed in meditation

Listed Below are the most commonly used colors and their magickal properties. Many colors have an associated elemental color, astrological sign, planetary sign, and body part listing (mainly used for healing purposes) in addition to their properties. 

Some properties are repeated, so use them as to what feels the most right to you, and according to what you have available to you at the time.

Color Magickal Properties
Red Fire (elemental color)
Aries,Sagittarius, Leo; Mars Influencing Saturn
Root Chakra
Passion, Courage, Strength, Power, Confrontation, Renewal, Motivation, Desire, Sexual Potency,Virility,  Ambition, Leadership, Self Esteem, Business Deals, Combat, Buying & Selling, Mechanical Things, Action, Repairs, Hunting 
Body Parts: Bones, Teeth, Nails, Colon, Prostate, Rectum, Blood
Orange Fire (elemental color)
Leo, Sagittarius, Aries; the Sun
Sacral Chakra
Relief of depression, Increasing opportunities, Happiness, Mental Alertness, Breaking down barriers, Material Gain, Kindness, Sealing a spell, Harvest, Strength, Dominance, Legal Matters, Creativity, Intellect, Investments, Joy / Fun
Body Parts: Pelvis, Kidneys, Uterus, Bladder, Lymph, Sperm, Adrenalin, Digestion
Yellow Air (elemental color)
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius; Mercury
Solar Plexus Chakra
Healing, Friendship, Increase of Productivity, Removal of Negativity, Increase Creativity, Inventiveness, Prosperity, Self-Esteem, Beauty, Life, Humility, Intellect, Learning, Memory, Concentration, Travel, Persuasion
Body Parts: Lower Back, Spine, Gall Bladder, Pancreas, Liver, Spleen, Digestion
Green Earth (elemental color)
Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn; Venus, Mercury
Heart Chakra
Increasing Love & Trust, General Healing, Wellness, Transformation, Prosperity, Money, Career, Employment, Hope, Immorality, Hope, Rebirth, Garden Magick, Faeries, Herbal Magick, Fertility, Courage, Luck, Peace, Harmony, Success, Soul Mates, Marriage, Dating, Weather
Body Parts: Upper back, Spine, Shoulders, Breasts, Heart, Lungs, Respiratory System, Circulatory System
Light Blue Spirituality, Peace, Tranquility, Ease of Mind
Blue Water (elemental color)
Capricorn, Scorpio, Pisces; Jupiter, Moon
Wisdom, Joy, Opportunity, Peace, Truth, Loyalty, Calming, Introspection, Insight, Higher Education, Long distance travel, Fidelity, Clairvoyance
Body Parts: Neck, Throat, Thyroid, Lungs, Ears, Mind
Indigo Meditation, Psychic Abilities, Divination, Spiritual Guidance
Purple Capricorn, Sagittarius; Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury
Spiritual Protection, Increasing Psychic Powers, Meditation, Justice, Forgiveness, Occult, Hidden Forces, Secret Dealings, Wisdom, Astrology, Spirit Contact, Knowledge, Intuition
Body Parts: Face, Nervous System, Upper Respiratory System, Pituitary Gland, Emotions
Pink Venus, Influencing Mars
Personal Success, Love, Self Love, Personal Harmony, Friendship, Calming, Romance, Harmony, Passion, Partnerships, Physical Energy, Sex, Femininity, New Beginnings, Honor, Morality, Compassion, Relaxation, Protection of Children, Domestic Harmony
Body Parts: Muscular Systems
White The Moon
Crown Chakra
All Purpose, Safety, Protection, Enlightenment, Connection to Higher Self, Freedom, Health, Initiation, Truth, Consecration, Healing, Innocence
Body Parts: Brain, Pineal Gland, Semen
Black Saturn
Use with white to represent opposites, balance, Divination, Absorbing Energies, Banishment, Karma, Death, Manifestation, Overcoming Obstacles, Grounding, Releasing, Shape Shifting, Reversing, Uncrossing, Hex Breaking
Body Parts: Teeth, Bones
Grey Loneliness, Duality, Contemplation, Glamour
Brown Earth (elemental color)
Capricorn, Scorpio
House & Home, Earth/Nature Magick, Earth/Soil, Stability, Real Estate, Animal Magick, Security, Generosity, Grounding, Improved concentration & focus, Fruitfulness, New Beginnings
Silver Representation of Goddess, Divine Feminine, Psychic Awareness & Travel, Communication, Moon Magick
Gold Representation of God, Divine Masculine, Fortune, Luxury, Justice, Solar Magick, Male Energy, Abundance & Prosperity
Copper Career & Business Success