Friday, February 7, 2014

Lesson 3: Correspondences to Consider: Part 1 Colors

Lesson 3: Correspondences to Consider: Part 1 Colors
Correspondences are very necessary in magick. Even those of us who have reached a point of not needing the physical tools, herbs, and elements we must know what they are so we can visualize everything when doing a “mental” ritual rather than a physical one.

There is soooo much knowledge out there and it can be extremely daunting for anyone, especially anyone new to the Craft. When I started there was no internet, and books were not something you requested at the library or bookstore without feeling like someone flipped a switch behind the counter and suddenly you had a neon flashing arrow pointing down at you that said “ALERT! DEVIL WORSHIPPER!”. And when you’re new at anything the last thing you want is to draw attention to yourself.

So, my suggestion (honestly, I wish someone had shared this with me) is to read all you can about the correspondences that apply to your own geographical area. “Go native”. The indigenous correspondences (herbs & oils, in particular) will be stronger than those bought online that come from Bangkok, Thailand or some other distant place. Yeah those exotics are awesome, but the energies aren’t from your area and my not work as well as those that are from closer to home. Besides, you’ll be amazed at how much you can find in your own yard or the nearest park. 

As you mature in the Craft your knowledge base will expand and your need to “go global” will also increase. But, after a while your “global” expansion may begin to feel too big and you may feel that you’re spreading yourself too thin. At which point you will go back to native. It’s a sort of grounding and centering. But at this point you will be able to do what ever is needed regardless of location.

Everyone has their preferred ingredients and supplies for their “Herbal Cupboard”. Find yours, work with them, get to know them. And you don’t have to spend a ton of money on them either. If you can’t or don’t want to wildcraft your own herbs, many (actually most) of them can be found in your spice rack, or easily picked up at the grocery store. Spending 3 x’s more for those found on the internet (plus shipping costs) really doesn’t make a difference.

In essence, every Witch is first a Kitchen Witch because they use many mundane, as well as magickal, tools to put together the ingredients of a ritual. A Witch infuses magick into their meals, their cleaning supplies, everything in their house is permeated with magick. And, unless you have an entire kitchenette apartment just for doing your “Witchy” things, you probably do most of your gathering together of supplies and ingredients for your spellwork on the kitchen table.

So now let’s take a look at some of the correspondences used in magick. And which are necessary for making amulets and talismans with the seals, sigils, and bindrunes you’re going to learning to make and work with.


Every color transmits it’s own unique vibrations. When harnessed through the combination of candle magick, crystal magick, herbs, oils, seals, sigils or bindrunes, they will produce the desired effects of your intent. The following is a list of colors that will assist you when formulating a spell or crafting altar cloths, tarot bags, robes, etc. or any other ritual item that needs to be a specific color.

Color Correspondences:

Black is the absence of color, thus it does not radiate it’s own vibration.  It absorbs rather than emits, so when used in ritual it releases the energies of that to which it has been empowered.  Attracts Saturn energy, Banishing, Discord, Earth Elementals, Endings, Grounding, Hexing, Protection, Releasing, Remove, Repel negative magick, Reversing, Shapeshifting, Unblock, Uncrossing

Angelic protection, Blessings, Broken bones, Calm, Changeability, Creativity, Dedications, Devotion, Earth Elementals, Fidelity, Fifth Chakra, Forgiveness, Good fortune, Good health, Growth, Guidance, Happiness, Harmony, Healing, Influence, Initiations, Inner peace, Inspiration, Laughter, Loyalty, Meditation, Opening blocked communication, Occult power, Patience, Peace, Protection, Reassurance, Sincerity, Spirituality, Success, Tranquility, Truth, Understanding, Water Elementals, Weight loss, Wisdom, Wounded pride

Peace, Tranquility

Dark Blue:
Blessings, Changeability, Create confusion (use w/ white or you will be the one confused!!), Dedications, Devotion, Good fortune, Growth, Happiness, Harmony in the home, Healing, Health, Influence, Initiations, Inspiration, Laughter, Light, Loyalty, Peace, Protection, Religion, Spiritual beliefs, Spirituality, Success, Tranquility, Truth, Wisdom

Ambition, Astral level protections Balance out Karma, Cancel out another’s magic, Changeability, Deafness, Deep meditation, Defenses, Depression, Emotional problems, Halt gossip or lies, Impulsiveness, Inertia, Lunar Magick, Neutralize another’s magick, Promotes stillness, Reveal deep secrets, Rituals requiring deep meditative state, Saturn energy in rituals, Stop gossip, lies & unwanted competition, Stop situations or people

Light Blue:
Aquarius energy, Communication, Creativity, Devotion, Faithful (this is where the term “true blue” originated), Health, Immortality, Innocence, Inspiration, Male youth, Meditation, Patience, Peace, Protection, Tranquility and Blessings  in the home, Protection of buildings, Spirituality, Tranquility, Understanding, Young people, especially males

Royal Blue:
Increases magickal influences, Joviality, Jupiter energy, Laughter, Loyalty, Power, Protection

Silver Blue:
Deep wisdom, Moon magick, Psychic awareness

Ambition, Abundance, Change, Fertility, Finance, Fortune, Growth, Happiness, Material gain, Renewal, Success

Awareness, Change, Community mindedness, Creativity, Fifth Chakra, Insight, Invention, Meditation, Moon magick, Originality, Renewal

Grounding, Hard work, Neutrality, Protection, Strength

Animal healing, Attract money, Balanced color, Blessings, Concentration powers, Earth Elementals, Eliminates indecisiveness, ESP, Financial success, Find lost items, Friendship, Grounding, Harmony, Herb magick, Hesitation, Home healing, House blessing, Improves concentration, Influencing friendships, Intuition, Material gain, Neutrality, Peace in the home, Special favors, Spiritual attachment to the Earth, Stability, Study, Telepathy

Dark Brown:
Invoking Earth for assistance

Light Brown:
Material benefits for the home

Balance, Blessings, Business growth, Career moves, Fertility, Fire magick, Goals, Healing, Love, Money, Passion, Professional growth, Protection, Repels negativity, Sun Magick

Attraction, Blessings, Charm, Confidence, Cosmic mind & influences, Courage, Dedications, Divination, Dynamic Sun/Solar energy, Fast financial gain, Fast luck, Financial benefits, Good fortune, Great fortune, Happiness, Horned God, Initiations, Intuition, Justice, Luck, Masculine power, Money, Peace, Playful humor, Positive thinking, Power, Power of cosmic influences, Protection, Purifying, Safety, Sun Magick, Understanding, Wealth, Winning

Dark Gold:
Beginnings, Prosperity, Sun Magick

Pale Gold:
Prosperity in health

Abundance, Balance, Blessings, Charity, Dedications, Earth Elementals, Earth Mother, Fertility, Finance, Fortune, Fourth Chakra, Generosity, Good fortune, Good Luck rituals, Growth, Harmony, Healing, Initiations, Luck, Marriage, Material gain, Money, North Cardinal point, Personal goals, Promote balance, Prosperity, Rejuvenation, Renewal, Success, Tree & Plant magicks, Water Elementals, Wealth

Apple Green:
Emotional healing, Protection

Confidence, Growth, Prosperity, Travel

Dark Green:
Agriculture, Ambition, Blessings, Financial matters, Greed, Jealousy; Also use to counteract these influences in a ritual, Invoke the Goddess of Regeneration

Attracts abundance, Fertility, Love attraction, Love and Social pleasures, Venus rituals

Light Green:
Improve the weather, Weather magick

Faery communication, Success

Financial gains (use w/ gold &/or silver)

Anger, Cowardice, Discord, Jealousy, Sickness

Sea Green:
Calming, Emotional healing, Fourth Chakra, Protection

Neutral color, useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in Magick, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes a Negative influence, Banishment without Karmic effect, Glamoury, Meditation on complex issues, Releasing

Charcoal Grey:

Light Grey:
Astral energies, Astral projection, Clairvoyance, Confusion, Destruction, Dreams, Intuition, Neutralize, Psychic ability, Removes negativity, Stability, Stalemate

This is not one of the spectrum colors, but an illusionary fluctuation between infra-red and ultra-violet light bands with a very high frequency vibration.  This color is named for the Magi and literally means “magick color“.  Etheric, Fast working; used with other colors to increase the speed of the desired result, Omnipotent, Best color for Spiritual healing, Exorcisms, Inner/self love, Positive rapid changes, Quick changes, Spiritual healing, Super power

Action, Adaptability, Ambition, Attraction, Authority, Blessings, Business goals, Career goals, Changes luck, Control, Courage, Draw good things, Encouragement, Enthusiasm, Fortune, Friendship, Good luck, Inspiration, Joy, Justice, Kindness, Legal matters, Material gain, Overcome addictions, Physical action, Positive thinking, Power, Promotes fun, Property deals, Recharges the intellect, Seal a spell, Second Chakra, Selling, Stimulates sociability, Stimulation, Strength, Success, Sudden changes, Vitality

Gentle strength, Joy

Burnt Orange:
Love bondage, Opportunity

Calming, Friendship, Gentle strength, Inspiration, Joy, Unity

Terra Cotta:
Attract a soul mate

Affection, Binding magick, Caring, Emotional healing, Emotional love, Feminine Magick, Fourth Chakra, Friendships, Gentleness, Harmony, Honor, Love, Lunar Magick, Nurturing, Partnerships, Peace, Relationships, Romance, Selfless love, Service, Spiritual awakening, Spiritual healing, Togetherness, Wishes

Dark Pink:
Dispel gloom and Negativity

Hot Pink:
Extreme joy, Sensual pleasure

Light Pink:
Friendships, Young females

Rose Pink:
Enhance relationships, Fourth Chakra, Self-love

Ambition, Blessings, Break bad luck, Business progress, Dedications, Divination, Drive away evil, Financial reward, Goals, Hidden knowledge, Higher psychic ability, Honors, Idealism, Independence, Influence people in high places, Initiations, Intuition, Lunar Magick, Neptune energy, Power, Progress, Protection, Psychic ability, Psychic contact with Spirit, Royalty, Self assurance, Spirit contact, Spiritual healing, Spiritual power, Spiritual protection, Stress relief, Success, Third Eye, Un-hex, Wisdom

Dark Purple:
Calling the Ancient Ones, Government, Psychic power, Runes, Sigils, Wisdom

Dignity, Divination, Favors for others, Healing, Intuition, Knowledge, Lunar Magick, Peace, Protection, Psychic ability, Sixth Chakra, Spirit contact, Spirit Shield, Spirituality

Happiness, Healing, Physical energy, Power

Angels, Astral projection, Attraction, Divination, Elemental Spirits, Healing, Hex-breaking, Intuition, Inspiration, Lunar Magick, Meditation, Peace, Piety, Power, Psychic ability, Religious devotion, Sentiment, Spirituality, Tension, Truth

This is a powerful color to use, so be careful to thoroughly define your intent, as you will get it in full force.  Maybe more than you even anticipated or wanted.  Aries energy, Ambition, Anger, Blessings, Career goals, Charity, Cleansing, Courage, Danger, Dedications, Driving force, Element of Fire, Energy, Enthusiasm, Fast action, Fertility, Fiery, Fire Elementals, Fire Magick, First Chakra, Health, Increases magnetism is rituals, Initiations, Intense desire, Love, Lust, Moon Blood, Pain, Passion, Power, Psychic attack, Purifying, Romantic atmosphere, Scorpio energy, Sex magick, Sexual acquisition, Sexual love, Sexual potency, South Cardinal point, Stamina, Strength, Will power

Sensuality, Sex magick

Courage, Love, Passion

Affection, Anxiety, Beauty, Joy, Pleasure, Sovereignty, Wealth

Light Red:
Deep platonic affection

Passionate anger, Passionate love, Sex magick

Astral energies, Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, Communication, Dreams, Feminine Deity powers, Goddess aspect of Deity, the Great Mother, Fast money, Female power, Gambling, Intuition, Invocation of the Moon, Moon Magick, Meditation, Neutrality, Psychic awareness, Stability, Victory, Wisdom

This is the balanced presence of all the colors combined.  It can be used as a substitution for any color you may not have available.  Air Magick, Blessings, Clairvoyance, Cleansing, Confound enemies, Create illusion, Dedications, Earth Magick, Elemental Spirits, Feminine Magick, Fire Magick, Goddess, Healing, Higher natured power, Initiations, Life attainments, Lunar Magick, Peace, Positive vibration, Protection, Purity, Seventh Chakra, Sincerity, Solar Magick, Spiritual enlightenment, Spirituality, Truth seeking, Virtue, Water Magick, Wholeness

Peace of mind

“Mother Candle”, Burn at each Moon phase

Accelerated learning, Activity, Action, Air Elementals, Air Magick, Attraction, Blessings, Breaking mental blocks, Charm, Cleansing, Comfort, Communion with the Sun, Confidence, Courage, Creativity, Concentration, Dedications, Gain confidence of others, Healing, Imagination, Initiations, Intelligence, Joy, Knowledge, Logical imagination, Memory, Mental powers, Mind, New skills, Power of persuasion, Protection, Ritual concentration & imagination, Selling yourself, Sudden 


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