|WHITE -- White, containing all colours of the spectrum, is all-purpose and can be used for every spell and ritual. White denotes potential. Is is symbolic of the moon, snow, cold, freshness. White is the Goddess, Lunar energy, spirituality, peace, purity, higher self, virginity, meditation, truth, calmness, happiness, consecration rites, new beginnings. A good colour for casting spells of illusion. The Crown Chakra. Imbolc.
BLACK -- Black represents the God. Used in spells and rituals to banish evil entities, negative forces. For meditation rituals to access deeper levels of consciousness, also in Crone magick, banishing, protection, repelling negativity, mourning. Symbolises space and the universe. Zodiac association: Capricorn. Samhain.
GREY -- Neutralises negative energy within the physical world.
BLUE -- Spiritual understanding and enhancement (hidden knowledge, psychic ability, creativity). Honour, loyalty, devotion, reassurance, peace, tranquility, truth, wisdom, protection during sleep, astral projection). Blue is the colour of the Element of Water. The Throat Chakra.
ROYAL BLUE -- Power and protection.
BLUE-BLACK -- Healing spells for things that a broken (bones, wounded pride, etc.).
PURPLE -- This colour symbolises the Divine. Third eye magick, spiritual power, psychic ability and protection, hidden knowledge, clairvoyance, judgement, wisdom, independence. Promotes healing, peace, success. Zodiac association: Saggitarius. Third Eye Chakra. Samhain (honouring the dead).
LAVENDER -- To evoke righteousness within onself, asking favours for others.
RED -- Life, energy, strength, passion, anger, bravery, pride, lust, sexual passion, love, birth, power, vitality, courage, magnetism, career, survival. Used in fertility rites and aphrodisiacs, also in defensive magick. Red is the colour of the Element of Fire. Zodiac association--Scorpio. The Root Chakra. Yule, Beltane, Litha.
PINK -- Heals the spirit, encourages love and romance, strengthens relationships. Maturity, caring, nurturing, peace, compassion, planetary goodwill, honour, feminity, friendship, fidelity, morality, household protection. Being less intense than red, it is symbolic of the gentler emotions. Zodiac association: Libra. A mauve shade is associated with Taurus. The Heart Chakra.
PALE PINK -- Friendship, matters concerning young girls.
ORANGE -- A lesser aspect of red; stimulates energy. Control, power and success. Zodiac association: Leo. The Belly Chakra. Samhain.
YELLOW -- Symbolic of the Sun, grain, the power of thought, movement. Inspiration, intelligence, memory, mental clarity (imagination, breaking through mental blocks) charisma, charm, confidence, self-esteem, divination, communication, eloquence, tavel. Used in psychic meditation. Yellow is the colour of the Element of Air. Zodiac association: Gemini, Virgo. The Solar Plexus Chakra.
BROWN -- Represents the soil and holds the energy of the earth. Rituals to improve concentration and telepathy, locate lost objects, protection for your pets. Common sense, home, grounding, mental power, influence, friendship, animals. Mabon.
GOLD -- Used is rituals to honour the deities. Attract the powers of cosmic influences. Wealth, happiness. Lammas.
SILVER -- Remove nagativity, encourage stability, attract the influence of the Goddess. Zodiac association: Cancer.
GREEN -- Symbolises fertility, abundance, life itself. Used in rites and spells involving fertility, success, good luck, money, ambition, also to counteract greed and jealousy. Green is the colour of the Element of Earth. Zodiac association: Capricorn. The Heart Chakra. Yule, Ostara.
DARK GREEN -- Agriculture, finance, regeneration.
LIGHT GREEN -- For weather-related spells.
COPPER --Spells and rituals dealing with financial goals, professional growth, business matters, career choices.
|This page created September 2000 by Valkyrie
The information was obtained on my mother's knee, picked up along the way,
gleaned from studying different books and Pagan-related websites.
|The Magick of Colours|
|This is a relatively simple ritual to perform. What you need is the right frame of mind, the appropriate candle, and a quiet place. Prepare yourself with your favourite relaxation technique, then light your candle, gaze into the flame, and concentrate on (visualise) your goals. Another method is that as part of your ritual, you etch a symbol into the candle before lighting it, something that represents your need (i.e., a heart for love problems, a coin for money problems, etc., be creative!), always visualising the desired results. Never forget to thank the Deities and the Flame when you have finished, and please, don't insult the flame by blowing out the candle, use your fingers or a candle snuffer. Better yet, let the candle burn itself out.
If it's not possible to let the candle burn all the way down, well, there are two schools of thoughts about what you might do with it. While it is clear that this candle should not be used again in another ritual, there are those that advocate discarding what's left. Personally, I hold with those that find this practice not only a bit wasteful, but maybe even slighty disturbing to see a ritual object in the dustbin. So I might light that candle again someday, a source of light, beauty and a feeling of warmth. And perhaps, just perhaps, a bit of the magick will linger ...