February 2, 2016
Black: Discord, evil, negativity, confusion, banishing, protection, repelling negativity, binding, shape-shifting, leaving a relationship, negates all colors and energies, invocation, acknowledging grief, and forgiveness. Burning a black candle with any other color dissolves negative energies. Use for hex-breaking, repelling, binding, and healing very powerful illnesses.
Zodiac: Scorpio and Capricorn
Gold: Worldly achievement, wealth, recognition, playful humor, long life, safety, masculine power, happiness, wealth, the God, enlightenment, enhances communication, and attracts the power of cosmic influences. Yang.
Sabbat: Ostara and Litha
Silver: Astral projection, clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, feminine power, divination, the Goddess, awakening psychic powers, dreams, visions, intuition, communication, stability. Yin.
Silver-Blue: Deep wisdom, psychic awareness.
Red: Determination, action, energy, element of Fire, lust, vibrancy, strength, physical health, courage, sexual passion and potency, pleasure, power, career goals, driving force.
Sabbat: Yule and Imbolc
Zodiac: Scorpio and Aries
Rose: Compassion for self and others, humor, love, romance, drawing higher mystical powers, opening the heart, forgiveness, joy, endurance, stability, security, strength.
Pink: Affection, romance, morality, nurturing, honor, rekindling trust, planetary good will, caring, healing of emotions, peace, attracting new friends or lovers, quiet sleep, love, partnerships of emotional maturity. Used in rituals to draw affection.
Orange: Fertility, self-esteem, confidence, creative growth, business goals, property deals, ambition, career goals, justice, legal matters, general success, abundance, action, and energy.
Sabbat: Samhain, Lughnasadh, and Mabon
Peach: Gentle strength, joy, rejuvenation, restoration.
Yellow: The Sun, intelligence, mental exercise, memory, logical imagination, improved concentration, accelerated learning, element of Air, breaking mental blocks, gaining approval, cheerfulness, endurance. Used in rituals requiring Solar energy, and for persuading another person.
Sabbat: Mabon, Lughnasadh, and Ostara
Zodiac: Gemini and Leo
Green: Fertility, healing, luck, monetary success, element of Earth, gardening, tree and plant magic, prosperity, personal goals, growth, abundance, good harvest, money, earth Mother, employment matters, harmony.
Sabbat: Yule, Ostara, Beltane (dark green), Litha
Zodiac: Taurus and Cancer
Dark Green: Greed, jealousy, ambition; counteracts these influences in ritual.
Greenish-Yellow: Jealousy, anger, discord.
Sage Green: Calming, emotional healing.
Blue: Depression, discover truth, good fortune, wisdom, communication, creativity, inspiration, expand mental horizons, create confidence, spiritual inspiration, success, protection, element of Water, moving gently, calmness, harmony, clarity.
Zodiac: Libra and Sagittarius
Royal Blue: The color of loyalty, promotes laughter.
Light Blue: Tranquility, patience, health, use for devotional or inspirational meditations, spiritual color which brings peace to the home.
Turquoise: Creativity, awareness, meditation.
Purple: Power, astral travel, spiritual power, self-assurance, divination, business progress, ambition, psychic protection, third eye insight, hidden knowledge, psychic ability, remembrance for parted loved ones, prevention of nightmares. Element of Spirit. Use for deeply connecting with spiritual world, influencing people in high places, and increasing psychic power. Burning purple and white candles together to neutralize the effects of karma and ego.
Indigo: The color of inertia, use for ending situations or stopping people, in rituals that require a deep meditative state, or that demand Saturn energy.
Violet: Strength, success, idealism, psychic revelation. Properties similar to Purple for spiritual awareness.
Magenta: Combination of Red and Violet which oscillates on a high frequency. This color energizes rituals requiring immediate action, high levels of power, or spiritual healing.
Lavender: Promotes calming, motherly awareness and consciousness, dignity, spiritual-shielding, and intuition.
Gray: Compromises, neutrality, stalemate, invisibility, settling negative emotions, negativity. Useful for contemplating complex issues during meditation. During magic, gray often promotes confusion. Also used for neutralizing a negative influence.
Brown: Uncertainty, hesitation, pet protection, ideas and balance, locating lost objects, influence friendships, home protection, special favors, money. Used to dispel sorrow, for grounding, to improve powers of concentration and study, and to expand financial success.
Sabbat: Imbolc and Mabon
Copper: Use in career maneuvers, fertility in business, professional growth, passion, money matters.
Ivory or Beige: Harmlessness, neutrality, and balance.
Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA. She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove