It has been a while since I have felt like writing. I guess I feel like I really had nothing worthwhile to say. I’m under a lot of stress financially, so that usually sends me into a world of anxiety resulting in writing blocks and acne all over my chin… Anyways, I’m snowed in and my fiance walked to work, so I decided to do a bit of house cleaning. I started with my bedroom (where I keep all of my metaphysical tools) and found my Book of Shadows. I haven’t written in it for over a month due to a bit of spiritual stagnation (it happens to everyone, at least every once in a while) but I opened it open anyways. It smelled like sandalwood and it made me smile 🙂 I flipped through it, felt a little better, and abandoned my cleaning… So now I am writing to you.
The first page that I opened to was a list of magical/spiritual correspondences, starting with colors. When I first began magical practices (I was a little baby Witch D back then) I would incorporate colors into my daily life for a bit of a magical energy boost. Being mindful of it made me feel more connected to the craft. So, I figured I would share with you the colors, what they traditionally mean, and how to use them every day.
*The meaning of colors can be unique to every individual. As an example, traditionally blue is used to represent business. However, if you don’t care for blue, but you feel as if red represents business, by all means! Use it! It is what the color means to you!
**Also note, I’m not entirely sure where all of the information in my Book of Shadows has come from. I’ve been working on collecting information for it for a total of eight years, adding and taking away as the years have passed. My information won’t be exactly the same as what you will read on other sites or in other books, but it works for me.
- Black- used for banishing, protection, scrying, and wisdom
- Blue- art, communication, harmony, healing
- Blue (dark)- change, dreams, meditation
- Blue (light)- peace, protection, understanding
- Brown- balance, concentration, grounding
- Copper- money, passion, professional
- Gold- abundance, finances
- Green- growth, fertility, prosperity
- Grey- neutrality
- Indigo- astral ravel, overcoming depression
- Lavender- dignity, intuition, shielding, peace, love, calmness
- Orange- action, overcoming, encouraging
- Pink- friendship, domestic, emotion
- Purple- influence, spirit, psychic, Goddess
- Red- action, courage, strength, passion
- White- blessings, purity, all-encompassing
- Yellow- creativity, travel, to inspire, intellect, God
- Silver- Goddess, moon
Okay, so now you have a list of the properties a color contains, so how to you add it to your everyday life?
Chances are, you have candles all about your house. I know I do. You can get candles of all colors at Wal-Mart of Michael’s… I actually just got several black candles from Michael’s for 30 cents each! Boom! Anyways, as an example, say that you have a lot of work to be done around the house, but you keep getting distracted. You can take a black candle and charge it with positive energy, then light it announcing “I banish all distractions that keep me from completing my work.” Every time you see that candle, you will be reminded that there is work to be done and you will complete it. Another example, say you are writing a paper and you are experiencing extreme writer’s block. You could light an Orange candle to help you overcome said writers block and a Yellow candle to help inspire you. You get the idea.
When painting your home, the color of certain rooms can play a part in how you are feeling. While you paint, think about the feelings you wish to have when being in that particular room, essentially charging the walls with your energy. In my last home my house was painted like so:
Bedroom- very light grey with a wall of blue. Grey is neutral and calm, blue helps promote harmony and healing. It helped me relax in my bed and became a place of meditation for me.
Bathroom- Mostly yellow. I am a creative person and the bath is where I will sit to think about what my next project (be it a craft, recipe, story or painting) will be. Yellow helps to inspire and encourages creativity.
Kitchen- beige with one wall of deep red. Cooking is a passion for me. I feel prettiest when I cook. My fiance and I spend our time in the kitchen together as a romantic date. Red represents strength and passion to me, so I feel like having at least one wall of red helped to facilitate the feelings I look for.
Living room- Mostly grey. If I kept the room neutral, then I could play with how I was wanting to feel with changing the decor in my house. If I wanted to feel spritely, I could decorate with yellow and green for growth and creativity. If I wanted to feel active, I could add red and orange.
When I moved, I knew that I would not be staying in the apartment we got for more than two years, so we decided not to paint the walls. If you are in the same boat, you can always place energy around your home with decor. If you want to promote psychic awareness, paint a picture using primarily shades of purple and place it over your altar. If you want to promote balance in your home, decorate with earth tones focusing of all shades of brown and green. You get the point.
Clothing, Jewelry, Makeup
You can charge your clothing with energy as well. If you have a big test coming up, where the same yellow (yellow for intellect) shirt every time you study. On test day, where that same shirt and charge it with positive feelings to feel confident in your test. Get creative with it! Red on a first day for courage and passion, Brown on a day where you need to feel grounded… You can also charge certain jewelry of makeup. Say you are going on a job interview you could wear blue eyeshadow for business and communication (a tasteful, mild blue… don’t show up looking like a stripper) and copper jewelry for professional feelings and money. I have even braided different colored ribbons into my hair for different purposes.
Just a few things that I like to do that I find helpful. Colors can be powerful and they are incredibly easy to add into your every day magical practices 🙂
I think I am done writing for now. I have a lot to do around this house.