Color correspondence are something everyone knows about, even the non-pagan folk (I’ve heard them called cowan, and muggles. Fielder’s choice). Have you ever had a certain color that just made you feel good? Have you ever had a power suit, an outfit that never fails on a date? How about an outfit you always wear that just makes you feel good? These are perfect examples of what a color can do, but this isn’t their limits. Let me share a story. My brother suffered from depression growing up, he had a phobia of time passing to quickly, and he couldn’t even handle having a clock in his room. We had tried what we had thought to be everything until we did some real research, color effects how we feel. We realized my brother’s room was a dark blue, which stimulates deep thought; this is wonderful if you are a philosopher, a college student, or even a writer but for my brother it was far too much. He was thinking way too deeply for a ten-year-old and it was causing him a great deal of strife. Our remedy for the situation was simple enough; we painted his room yellow, crayon box yellow. He hasn’t had any problems since. Now, look at the colors around you. How do they make you feel? I know I have a particular drawing towards purple. When I do petition magic I write in purple (though if I particularly want something to have some power behind it I write in red). If I want to feel empowered I’ll wear red. Candle colors work the same way, as does the color of everything from your shirt to your throw pillows. Color affects us no matter what medium. So, because of this, I’m going to share with you what I know about the basic colors, true I don’t have all the answers and you must absolutely trust in your intuition for such things, but I’m sharing what my opinion is.
Red: passion, anger, success, power, lust, protection, seduction. If placed in a kitchen, this color can trigger hunger.
Yellow: happiness, success, creativity, joy, communication. This color can help ease depression and anxiety though it does make for restless sleep.
Blue: Deep blue causes deep thinking, but a light blue can create a calm, serene environment. Both trigger creativity on different levels.
Orange: Happiness, success, creativity though it’s another color that can cause insomnia. Warm oranges and browns can help battle homesickness.
Green: Creativity, serenity, prosperity, nature attunement. My bedroom is actually a sage color that I find calming because my bedroom is always my sanctuary.
Purple: Intuition, creativity, power, psychic awareness, protection. This color is also the official color of religious tolerance, so it only makes sense for it to be the color of peace.
Black: protection, serious magic, strength, will. This is the color of candle I always use for banishing and sending negativity back to an individual (which I hope to talk about in a later post)
White: This is quite a color, it can indeed be used for anything, but I mostly use it for communication both spiritual and mundane. If I’m concerned for someone and I haven’t gotten in contact with them for a while, I’ll light a white candle with their name on it, and I always hear from them soon. White is also good for any type of cleansing or cleaning in the household or self.