Colours can influence your moods, feelings and emotions. Colours influence your actions and how you respond to people, situations and ideas.
Colours can affect us profoundly and in ways that you may not have thought of. Of course, we are surrounded by colour and normally take colours for granted.
Learn a little about the meaning of colours and how they affect your personality, your choices and your actions. Learn how you can use the magic of colour for healing, spiritual rituals and in everyday life.
Learn how wearing different colours can attract to you love, wealth and happiness.
Colour in Magic
For Magical Rituals and Spell work special importance is placed upon the meanings of colours. Each colour corresponds with a vibration, with an energy, with an element and with a desired outcome. Getting the colours wrong can at best make a Spell fail and at worst could backfire on the Spell caster or recipient of the Spell’s manifestation.
Coloured candles, the colour of crystal gemstones, the altar cloth and even the colour of clothing worn by the Spell caster are vitally important.
I pay particular attention to all my Spells and the colour associations and correspondences related to them.
For example in casting Love Spells I will use Pink candles and Pink Rose Quartz crystals. For Money Spells I use Green candles and Green Aventurine crystals. And similarly I use the colour Blue for candles and crystals for Healing and Protection Spells
Colour in Everyday Life
It is well known that colour can affect your moods. You can find some colours uplifting and exciting while others depressing and draining. We often use terms like, ‘feeling blue’, ‘in a black mood’, ‘green with envy’ or ‘seeing red’, without really thinking of the meaning behind the words.
The atmosphere of a room can be changed by the colour choices of paint and furnishings. The individual colours you choose for clothing or decorating a room can reveal much about who you are. Having a favourite colour of say purple expresses that you are highly spiritual and are searching for meaning and answers to many thought provoking questions about what life means to you. Purple as a favourite colour often means that you have psychic abilities that need to be encouraged and developed.
Choosing pink as a favourite colour shows that that you are likely to be in need of some love. This maybe love for yourself or love from others. Possibly those around you have not been as affectionate, caring or attentive as you want them to be.
Awareness of colour meanings and why you are attracted or repelled by certain colours can be very enlightening.
Read more about the different colour meanings:
Colour Meaning – The Science of Colour
Sir Isaac Newton used a prism in 1666 and saw the rainbow of colours that we know as the electromagnetic spectrum. He discovered that the entire electromagnetic spectrum is made up of ultraviolet, visible light, and infrared. The human eye can only see the light sector of the spectrum. That is Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet – the colours of the rainbow.
Scientists measure the wavelengths of light in this spectrum in nanometers or billionths of a meter. In the visible spectrum of light the colour red has the longest wavelength, and violet has the shortest. So, the colour you can see depends on the wavelength of the light you absorb into your eyes.
The primary colours are red, green, and blue, from these colours; every other colour can be made.
Colour Meaning – Colour Therapy
The use of Colour as a Therapy dates back thousands of years with evidence of this being found in ancient texts from Egypt, India and China.
Colour is light of varying wavelengths and is a form of light energy. Each colour has its own specific wavelength and vibration. These wavelengths resonate with energies in different areas of the body and can have a healing effect.
Healers use different colour vibrations to help assist their clients. Focusing on the Chakras, which are the seven main energy centres of the body, the healer can use a variety of methods including:
- Placing of colour silks on the body.
- The directing of coloured light on to the body.
- Meditation with colour
Colour Meaning – Colour in Auras
An Aura is a field of energy that surrounds all living beings. Some gifted people are able to see the colours of an Aura. The Aura is made up of layers and patterns of colour, although an Aura can also be felt, heard, or sensed through other means other than colour recognition.
The colours of an individual’s Aura can reveal much about their physical, spiritual, emotional and mental state. The Aura reflects the well-being, mood and energy of a person, animal or plant.
Dominant Blue in your Aura, for example can indicate that you are highly spiritual, have a strong will and a determined focus. It can also show inability to open up and express deep emotions and have doubts about your own abilities, talents and skills.
A principal colour of Green in an Aura indicates strong home and family orientation and a deep connection to nature. It can show that you are a natural healer in tune with nature and its forces.
Read much more about Aura colours in my special Aura Colours Section
Colour Meaning – Just for Fun
Try to wear bright multi coloured clothing one day. Prepare and eat as many different brightly coloured foods as possible on that day – a salad containing orange and yellow peppers, tomatoes, beetroot and green leaves is perfect. Throughout your day be aware of all the colours around you.
This is a great way of really thinking about colour in your life. Try every day to look around you and feel the colours.
Click Colour Personality to find out what personality traits match up with the different colours.
Colour Meaning – Correspondences
Although not strictly a colour in its own right, the colour white contains all the colours of the rainbow. White is pure, healing and spiritual. The pure and virginal colour of white is often used in many cultures for bridal wear. Although white is also worn by the dead for burial or cremation and even by mourners in some cultures.
White also indicates beginnings and starting afresh. So wear something in white if you are beginning a new adventure, such as the first day at college, a new job or the start of a new project.
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Pink represents calmness, gentleness and romantic love. Pink is associated with traditional feminine traits and is very warm, none threatening and compassionate.
If you are looking for love and want to attract a soul mate to you, then wear something in the colour pink. Pink is the most attracting of all the colours and at least one shade of pink will be flattering to you – whatever your skin tone. Pink attracts attention and interest and allows the viewer of the colour to feel warmth and comfort. Because of this potential lovers will feel comfortable and confident enough to approach you and will not fear refusal.
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Purple is seen as a very psychic, mysterious and magical colour. It inspires originanlity, creativity and aids spiritual growth. The colour purple represents royalty and the nobility and is associated with luxury and wealth. This opulent and extravagant colour purple was favoured by the elite in ancient cultures and great effort was made to find natural dyes to dye fabrics to this amazing colour.
People with great creativity tend to be drawn to the colour purple such as writers, artists, musicians, psychics and poets. Click on the purple image for much more about the colour meaning of purple.
Indigo represents intuition, perception and concentration. It is the perfect colour for meditative purposes and helps open the third eye. Indigo has a strong energy that can open up the subconscious and allow deep knowledge and psychic abilities to be enhanced. It is ideal for meditation as it allows focus without distraction. Ideas and inspirations can suddenly seem to “come out of the blue” with this colour.
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Blue is seen as a cool, tranquil colour and because of the blue skies and blue oceans is always a popular colour. Blue is said to be the colour of communication and is connected to the throat Chakra. From the palest baby blue to the richness of midnight blue, the colour blue is a very healing colour.
If you are having a job interview, need to make a speech in public or just want someone to really listen to you, then wear something in the colour blue to help you communicate and get your message across.
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Green is a wonderful calming, fertile and nurturing colour. Its prevalence in nature makes it very easy on the eye and attractive. Green has always been associated with luck and wealth. In Magic the colour green is used to draw forth good luck and abundance. Green also symbolizes freshness, fertility and growth. If you want to become pregnant make sure you eat plenty of green vegetables, wear the colour green and spend plenty of time in nature amongst green fields and trees.
Wear something in the colour green when buying lottery tickets for extra luck.
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Yellow is a very sunny, bright and vibrant colour. Just looking at the colour yellow makes you happy! Of course yellow is a very common colour in nature with many flowers and fruits displaying a variety of hues and shades of this wonderful colour.
If you’re feeling down, give yourself an instant pick up by treating yourself to a vibrant yellow bunch of flowers, eat some sunny yellow coloured food or wear something in this colour. Wearing yellow gives an instant sunshine glow to the face and makes you look both cheery and youthful.
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Orange is a very joyous and vibrant colour. Orange represents vitality, enthusiasm and excitement. Orange is a very uplifting and attracting colour. If you suffer low moods, try to eat orange foods such as carrots, oranges and pumpkins, wear orange clothing and get out into the sunshine as much as possible.
If you want to attract a man who is adventurous, exciting and energetic, particularly a Sagittarian man, then wear something in the colour orange. To attract a friendly, sociable and fun loving woman, men should wear something in the colour orange.
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Red has many meanings. Red symbolizes the emotion of anger. Red indicates both danger and passion. Red is the colour of blood and can shock, repulse and frighten. Red is also the colour of red roses, red hearts and red lips – all symbols of passion and love.
If you are a man and want to attract a woman who is bold, assertive and knows what she wants and is not afraid to get it then wear red. If you are a woman and looking for a man, particularly an Aries man to pay you some attention then wear red to attract him.
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Brown, like the earth itself is a rich, comforting and sensuous colour. Brown represents groundedness, sensibility and practicality. Brown is not seen as a frivolous or flighty colour and is the preferred colour of both men and women who are practical and like to get things done. It is the colour of the doer rather than the dreamer.
If you want to attract a life partner who is loyal, trustworthy, dependable and supportive then wear something in the colour brown to catch their attention.
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Gold has a strong, powerful masculine energy to it and is the most alluring of all colours. Gold is very attracting of admirers, boosting confidence and assisting with self esteem. Wearing this colour will help you attract very positive elements into life. Gold symbolise abundant wealth, power, vibrant health and prosperity. Because of this the colour gold is used in Magic rituals and Spell work, particularly around the celebration Sabbats. Gold is considered a very healing and transformative colour.
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Silver represents the feminine traits of intuition, compassion and mystery. Silver is associated with the Moon and Moon energy. Because of its strong associations with the Moon it is used in Magic rituals and Spell work, particularly around the full moon phase. Silver draws negative energy from the body and replaces it with vibrant, positive energy. People who are drawn to the colour silver are usually very intuitive, psychic and extremely compassionate. Silver is a very healing colour and promotes self healing and thus spiritual growth.
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Black is not strictly a colour as it is the absence of all colour. It absorbs all aspects of light. Black is viewed as a mysterious, secretive and hidden colour and has many negative connotations. Black can be very protective for people suffering from low self esteem, low moods or other mental health issues. They use the colour black to protect them from the outside world and hideaway their true feelings and emotions. Great care should be taken not to use too much of the colour black for clothing and decor as it is very draining and depressing.
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