Color Correspondences

Black — Divination, banishing, absorbing negative energy, protection, binding, The God; This color is usually associated with the clergy and ministerial figures. Wearing black deters others from gossiping about you, meddling in your affairs, and interfering with your life. Use it in efforts that deal with separation, wisdom, and keeping things hidden, as well as for calling upon the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess.

Blue — Truth, tranquility, protection, hope, honor, change, psychic ability, freedom; Wear pale blue when you feel confused, need to clear your mind, or feel out of control. It also works well for magickal workings that involve calmness, peace, tranquility, healing, and pleasant dreams. Don dark blue when you feel the need to get organized and add some structure to your life. Use it in magickal workings to invoke the Water Element, or as a general hue for calling upon feminine deities.

Brown — Stability, integrity, justice, endurance, animals, concentration, grounding; If you have lots of excess energy and need to ground and center, brown is a good color for you. Try it for spells that involve common sense, bringing stability to life, or diffusing a potentially harmful situation.

Gold — The God, vitality, strength, success, action, courage, confidence; Wear gold to make you feel prosperous and secure. Some magickal practitioners like to use a gold candle on the altar to represent the God.

Gray — Vision, neutrality, absorbing negativity

Green — Abundance, growth, healing, prosperity, fertility, employment, luck, jealousy, money; To increase your ambition, better accept challenges, and achieve a feeling of independence, wear green. It works well in magickal spells that deal with growth, fertility, and prosperity. Use it to invoke the Earth Element.

Indigo — Insight, vision, change, flexibility, psychic abilities

Lavender — To relax, even in high-stress situations, wear lavender. Use it in magickal workings that involve the intellect, soothe erratic energy, and cause inner beauty to radiate outward.

Magenta — Intuition, change, spiritual healing, vitality

Mauve — To gain cooperation from those around you, wear mauve. It works well in efforts that deal with the intuition, self-trust, and self-confidence.

Orange — Courage, pride, ambition, enthusiasm, energy, friendship, communication, success, opportunities; To ease the blahs and increase personal motivation, wear orange. Use it in attraction rituals and efforts that involve achieving positive results on academic tests, business projects, and proposals.

Peach — Peach is a safe, unobtrusive, reassuring color. When you wear it, others view you as a non-threatening force in their lives. Try it for magickal efforts that deal with kindness, gentleness, sympathy, empathy, and well-wishing.

Pink — Compassion, tenderness, harmony, affection, love, romance, spiritual healing; Wearing the color pink, stimulates self-love and can help you to become your own best friend. The color works well in spellwork that deals with romantic love, friendship, and harmony.

Purple — Growth, self-esteem, psychic ability, insight, inspiration, spirituality, success in business; To gain the respect of others, wear purple. (It is a terrific color for wearing on job interviews.) Use it for rituals involving spirituality, mental ability, and psychic power, as well as invoking the Akasha Element.

Red — Sexual love, lust, passion, fire, willpower, courage, energy, strength, anger; Wear red when you need to take charge of a difficult situation. It is especially helpful to shy people who hold positions of authority. Use this color for efforts involving activity, passion, sexual desire, vitality, strength, and energy. It also works well when invoking the Fire Element or the Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess.

Silver — The Goddess, spiritual truth, intuition, receptivity, psychic ability, stability, balance; Wear silver to reduce inner turmoil and attain a peaceful state of mind. Some magickal practitioners like to use a silver candle on the altar to represent the Goddess.

Teal — This shade balances the practical side of human nature with the Spiritual Self. Wearing it makes you feel like you can handle whatever life throws your way. Try it for efforts that deal with getting a handle on practical matters, making decisions, and achieving balance, or in matters where gaining trust is an issue.

Turquoise — Creativity, discipline, self-knowledge, honor, idealism; Turquoise is a must for workaholics. Wearing it can help you to step back and put your workload into perspective. Use it in rituals that involve stress relief, study, knowledge retention, and finding the logic in situations where there seems to be none.

Violet — Success, intuition, self-improvement, spiritual awareness

White — Cleansing, peace, protection, healing, truth, divination, tranquility, the Goddess, purity (white can be used in place of any color); Wear white to relieve tension and to better focus on your life goals. Use it for workings that require clarity and spiritual guidance, or use it for invoking the Maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess. If need be, substitute white for any color suggested in spellwork; it is a culmination of all colors in the spectrum.

Yellow — Joy, vitality, intelligence, study, persuasion, charm, creativity, communication; Wear yellow if you feel like your opinions and needs fall on deaf ears or you don't feel like you are getting through to someone. It works well in rituals that involve communication, creative endeavors, success, and joy. Also use it invoke the Air Element and the God.

SOURCES: unknown and Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living by Dorothy Morrison