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Intro to Color Magick

Starlight's
Introduction to Color Magick
Introduction Primarily this is simply a guideline and should be utilized as such, not all references have been included within this handout basically due to the fact that you (individually) are the ultimate guide to which color works best for your own self (personally).  Contained in this list are simply a few suggestions regarding Color Magick, your own connections and feelings regarding the vibrational energy of various colors should always be heeded when using magick.  I think here that I should state that for anything to work consistently it should be used in a consistent manner, for example, if you say that red represents fire and energy today, if you expect similar results tomorrow it will continue representing fire and energy.
A Definition of Intent

Your intentions are the primary focus within most magickal workings.  Here is a brief definition of the word intention from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

In*ten*tion (noun)

First appeared 14th Century

 1 : a determination to act in a certain way : RESOLVE
 2 : IMPORT, SIGNIFICANCE
 3 a : what one intends to do or bring about;  b : the object for which a prayer, mass, or pious act is offered
 4 : a process or manner of healing of incised wounds
 5 : CONCEPT; especially : a concept considered as the product of attention directed to an object of knowledge
 6 plural : purpose with respect to marriage

Synonym:   INTENTION, INTENT, PURPOSE, DESIGN, AIM, END, OBJECT, OBJECTIVE, GOAL mean what one intends to accomplish or attain. INTENTION implies little more than what one has in mind to do or bring about <announced his intention to marry>. INTENT suggests clearer formulation or greater deliberateness <the clear intent of the statute>. PURPOSE suggests a more settled determination <being successful was her purpose in life>. DESIGN implies a more carefully calculated plan <the order of events came by accident, not design>. AIM adds to these implications of effort directed toward attaining or accomplishing <her aim was to raise film to an art form>. END stresses the intended effect of action often in distinction or contrast to the action or means as such <willing to use any means to achieve his end>. OBJECT may equal END but more often applies to a more individually determined wish or need <his constant object was the achievement of pleasure>. OBJECTIVE implies something tangible and immediately attainable <their objective is to seize the oil fields>. GOAL suggests something attained only by prolonged effort and hardship <worked years to reach her goals>.

Contributing Factors

I cannot tell you what your intent for any specific working may be . This is a factor that you individually must decide.  Once you have decided your intent/purpose/goal there are multiple factors that may be taken into consideration for any magickal workings.

Here are a few factors that may influence a magickal working:

Moon phase
Seasonal Influences
Day of the week
Time of the day
Deity petitioned
Color correspondence
Herbal/Element correspondence
Personal frame of mind/body/experience

Without further ado, then, here are some colors and their correspondences:
White

Purification, Purity, Clarity, Blessings, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Happiness, Halting Gossip, Peace, Cleansing, Spiritual Strength (~ Kether ~) (+ Complementary to Black and Grey)

Black

Universe, Protection, Lack of Falsehood, Release, Binding, Absorbs Negativity, Protection, Spirit Contact, Night, Truth, Remove Hexes, Spells, Discord and Confusion, Banishing, Healing, Repel Dark Magick & Negativity
(~ Binah ~) (+ Complementary to White and Grey)

Yellow

Divination, Intellect, Air, East, Creativity, Attracting forces, Clairvoyance, Mental Clarity, Prosperity, Harmony, Learning, Charm, Physic Powers, Wisdom, Visions, Confidence
(~ Tipareth ~) (+ Complementary to Violet) ((^ Mercury ~ Leo)

Gold God, Wealth, Power, Healing, Intuition, Fortune, Mental Growth, Achievement, Strength, Honor Solar Deity
Amber

Development of magickal skills
(~ Malkuth ~) (+ Complementary to Indigo [blue]) (^ Cancer)

Orange

Energy, Concentration, God, Strength, Healing, Adaptability, Dominance, Luck, Vitality, Encouragement, Success, Stimulation, Success, Legal Matters
(~ Hod ~) (+ Complementary to Blue) (^Sun ~ Gemini, Taurus [reddish orange])

Red

Fire, Protection, Life, Passion, Vigor, Courage, South, Health, Sexuality, Power, Strength, Energy, Lust, Sexual Potency, Blood
(~ Geburath ~) (+ Complementary to Green) (^Mars ~ Aries, Pisces)

Pink

Gaiety, Honor, Romance, Emotional love, Morality, Friendship, Fidelity  

Brown Attuning with Animals, Stability, Earth, Ancestors, North, Endurance, Homestead, Steadiness, Healing Animals
Gray

Visions, Veiling, Neutrality, Communication with faery worlds, Neutralize Negativity, Gossip and Lies
(~ Chokmah ~) (+ Complementary to Black and White)

Green

Herbalism, Ecology, Harmony, Sympathy, Abundance, Health, Luck, Fertility, Healing, Balance, Change, Courage, Employment, Prosperity, Money, Beauty, Youth, Growth, Earth, Renewal, Marriage, Balance 
(~ Netzach ~) (+ Complementary to Red) (^Venus ~ Virgo, Libra, Scorpio [greenish-blue])

Light Blue Protection, Opportunity, Travel, Tranquility, Wards depression, Understanding, Healing, Happiness, Patience, Inspirational Devotion
Dark Blue

Healing, Psychic awareness, Goddess (oceanic), Intuition, Health, Peace, West, Water, Sleep, Flexibility, Change, Subconscious, Emotion, Protection, Overcome Anger/Jealousy, Astral Projection 
(~ Chesed ~) (+ Complementary to Orange) (^Moon ~ Sagittarius, Capricorn)

Purple

Power, Spiritual Awareness/ Development, Spirituality, Spiritual Communication, Intuition, Progress, Business, Magickal Knowledge/Wisdom, Ambition, Progress, Exorcism, Healing, Meditation 
(~ Yesod ~) (+ Complementary to Yellow) (^ Jupiter ~ Aquarius)

Silver Goddess (lunar), Meditation, Serenity, Ward Negativity, Success, Balance, Emotions, Attunement, Lunar Magick, Victory, Attack Goddess
Bibliography

Doreen Valiente - Natural Magic (^)
Israel Regardie - The Golden Dawn (+)
Henry Cornelius Agrippa - Three Books of Occult Philosophy (*)
Green Witchcraft - Ann Moura
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Migene Gonzalez-Wippler - Spells, Ceremonies & Magic (~) [Briah or Queen Color Scales for the Tree of Life]


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