The Elements of Colour Magick "Colour is the place where our mind and the universe meet each other."
Paul Cezanne

In magick colours represent certain energy, goal, person (someone you're
working for) or a non-physical being (deity, spiritual force).

  • The magickal colour meanings highly resemble the psychological
  • Magick uses the metal shades gold, silver and copper/bronze as colours too. Gold represents the Sun and matters of the Sun, silver the Moon and copper/bronze Venus.
  • The elemental forces each have their own colour.
Elemental earthdeals with concrete, practical and material matters; your physical life on this planet, like jobs, houses, real estate, nature, fertility,
healing, money, food. Earth-colours are dark green, black and brown.

Elemental fire
represents the creative impulse, insights, self-assurance and energy to undertake matters; use it for success in undertakings, sexual
love, strength, courage, sports, to win games and solve conflicts in your advantage. Red is the right colour here.

Elemental water
is about feelings and emotions, atmospheres and
nurturing; the emotional part of love and relationships/partnerships,
healing of emotional pain, medicine and treatment, receptivity, dreams, fantasy, acting, compassion. Suitable colours are soft blue and green.

Elemental air
includes the mind, communication, flexibility and alteration; matters like education, counselling, travelling, inventing, changing,
adapting. Blue tones and yellow are the colours.

Elemental spirit
brings the power of unseen worlds; psychic abilities,
inspiration, divination, dowsing, channelling, meditation, spiritual
development. Spirit-colours are white and violet.


Always burn at least one white candle to symbolise and reinforce the
contact with pure spirit. Elemental spirit. Angels. Gods of wisdom,
divination and prophecy. Purification and cleaning on all levels, contact
with higher self and spiritual helpers, (inner) peace, aura-healing, truth
seeking, consecration, spiritual enlightenment, protection against
negativity by raising your vibration, breaking curses, exorcism, meditation,
divination, inspiration, clairvoyance, invoking spirits White can be a
replacement for any other colour your magick requires.

Elemental air. Deities for trade, travel, knowledge and magick.
Life-force, vitality, change, progress, contact, communication, trade,
commerce, to persuade with confidence, joy, cheerfulness, learning,
knowledge, mental clarity, concentration, memorising, tests, speaking and
writing, travelling, affirmation, visualisation.

Gold. (Can be replaced by yellow) Sun-deities. Absolute authority,
(self)confidence, creativity, perfection, solar energies, male energy,
financial richness, investments, luxury, winning, worldly power, magickal
power, overcoming bad habits/addictions.

Deities of good luck and fortune. Attraction, charm, kindness, encouragement, stimulation, optimism, success, abundance, prosperity,
feast and celebration, energy, achieving business-goals, investments,
success in legal matters.

Love-goddesses. Love and passion, for positive
relationships in love, friendship and business, career promotions,

Elemental fire. Deities of love, passion, sexuality and war (to stimulate
a healthy portion of assertivity). Great energy, courage, will-power,
determination, speed, assertivity, aggression, masculinity, independence,
physical strength, sports, competition, conflicts, health, sexual attraction
and potency, love and passion, fertility.

(Can be replaced by the combination of red and violet)
Scorpio-energy. Magnetism, to attract or speed up things, extra power,
when immediate action and great spiritual power are needed,
life purpose, life path.

Love-goddesses. Softness and tenderness, romance, caring, nurturing,
for children, youth, peace, friendship, femininity, emotional love, emotional

Elemental earth (dark green) and elemental water (blue-green).
Nature- and fertility-deities. Mother-goddesses. Nature, fertility, growth,
rejuvenation, recovering, healing, harvest and abundance, prosperity,
harmony, balance, peace, hope, mother earth, home, herbal magick,
plants and animals, counteract greed and jealousy.

(Can be replaced by yellow for the intellectual part, and
green/copper for the social part) Aquarius-energy. Alterations, intellectual
and intuitive insights, technique, inventions, originality, renewal,
brotherhood, humanism.

Elemental water and elemental air. Deities of the sea, truth and
wisdom. Peace and tranquillity, calmness, truth, wisdom, justice, counsel,
guidance, understanding, patience, loyalty and honour, sincerity,
devotion, healing, femininity, prophetic dreams, protection during sleep,
astral projection. .

Elemental spirit. Gods of divination and prophecy. Angels.
Psychic abilities, divination, counter-acting negativity/black magick,
reversing curses, psychic healing, psychic power, inspiration, meditation,
spirituality, spiritual power, astral projection, third eye, compassion,
counter-acting depression.

. Elemental earth. The planet-spirit Saturn. Stability, grounding,
conservation, protection of household, family and pets, healing animals,
finding lost objects, material constructions (buildings etc.), material
increase, to make relationships solid, to increase decisiveness and
concentration, attracting help in financial crisis.

Neutralising negative influences, erasing or cancelling situations,
causing stalemates

. (Can be replaced by white or grey, depending on your magickal
goal) Moon-goddesses. Female energy, cycles, rebirth, reincarnation,
healing of hormonal imbalances, emotional stability, remove or neutralise
negativity, intuition, dreams, psychic abilities and psychic workings.

Elemental earth. Deities of the underworld. Repel/banish evil and
negativity, protection, banishing, binding, breaking free from bad
habits/addictions, deep meditation, opens up deep unconscious levels.

As you will notice some subjects are mentioned under several colours.
Making your goal specific will help to choose the right colour. For example:
you wish to do a ritual for love. If your goal is passionate and sexual love:
choose red; if your goal is soft love, like mother-child love, or friendship: take
pink; if you strive for unconditional love: take white. This scheme is based on traditional colour use, but it is not written in stone. Your intuition is still the
best source in picking colours.

Magickal use of colours

  • Select appropriate colours for the altar setting of a ritual. An altar cloth
    in a certain colour, coloured paper as background, gemstones in
    suitable colours, flowers in a specific colour, a vase and candlesticks in a certain colour/material, the colours of your clothes, etc…Use your
    creativity and start focusing on your magickal desire while preparing
    your ritual.
  • Burn coloured candles. (Also see Candle magick).
  • Draw your sigils, talismans and symbols in specific colours.
  • Write down your prayers, affirmations, evocations with colour pencils.
  • Visualise coloured light. First visualise white light in and around you, purifying/protecting you and your sacred space. Next imagine yourself
    being filled up with the desired colour (or colours, one by one), entering
    you through your crown chakra. Then breathe or direct this coloured
    energy into your visualised magickal goal. Repeat this until it feels
    sufficient. Finish with again bringing white light in and around you.
  • Another way of using coloured light: start the ritual with visualising
    white light first, followed by light in the colour you need; perform your
    ritual, and when it's time to send the energy into your goal: send it into
    a beam of coloured light.
  • When working for persons it can be very helpful to have their
    photograph, or piece of paper with their full address, in a coloured
    envelope or coloured bag or so. During the ritual you take the
    photograph - or address - out of the envelope and hold it between
    your hands, meanwhile visualising the coloured light entering the
    person. After the ritual put the photograph back in the envelope and
    leave it on your altar, allowing it to absorb more coloured energy. (Do
    the ritual on 3 successive days and leave the envelope there for
    another 7 days, or 21 days in serious cases.)
  • Colours have healing qualities
  • Last but not least: you can influence the atmosphere in your
    surroundings by conscious colour use.
Healing With Colour Magick In healing colours act as balancers: we administer the colour(s) someone
needs more of, or we give the opposite of the colour someone has too much
of. Why should the body need colour suppletion? Healthy people are in tune
with their ground-tune, which means that they vibrate on their own unique frequency. Their aura - the invisible energy bodies - will keep them in balance by attracting the right cosmic forces for their physical body. When people get stressed, shocked, frightened or ill-treated their aura becomes damaged.
These energetic power fields become thin, show dark spots or lesions, what
keeps the aura from proper working. The result is that you adapt a different frequency, and you will feel uncomfortable or get sick. Here the healing
qualities of light come in. Each colour has a particular wavelength; by administering a certain colour we strengthen the aura to repair itself and
return to its original ground-tune. The physical effect is healing of the body.


Stimulates brain and nervous activity. Energises the muscles. Speeds up the
digestion and assimilation, and the stool. Activates and cheers up
depressed and melancholic people. Dark yellow soothes pains in the
nerves (shooting pains). Gives lust for life.

Stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion. Increases the
activity of the thyroid. Relieves muscle cramps and spasms. Increases the
amount of mother milk. Shows new possibilities and other options in life.
Stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm.

Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue,
colds, chilly and passive people. Red energises heart and blood
circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure.
Energises all organs and the senses hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch.
Increases sexual desire and activity. Stimulates ovulation and menstruation.
Never treat cancer with red, because this colour will stimulate cell growth!

Strengthens contact with your life purpose. Stimulates adrenaline and heart
activity. Builds up the aura.

Heals grief and sadness. Restores youthfulness. Brings you in contact with
your feelings.

Brings psychological and emotional harmony and balance; therefore it
works calming on the heart and healing on the kidneys (astrological
associated with relationships). It cures hormonal imbalances. Stimulates
growth hormone and rejuvenation. Cleans and purifies from germs,
bacteria and rotting material. Harmonises the digestion, stomach, liver,
gall. Increases immunity. Builds up muscles, bones and tissues. Stimulates
inner peace. Strengthens the nervous system.

Increases intuition and sensitivity. Works disinfecting and antiseptic. Tones
the general system. Builds the skin. Relaxes sensations of stress.

Cools down inflammations (don't forget rheumatic inflammations), fever,
high blood pressure, stops bleedings, relieves the bursting headaches,
calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria. Works disinfecting
and antiseptic. Brings tranquillity. Anti-itching. Anti-irritation (for instance
redness of the skin), anti-stress. Soothes suffering.

This colour of transformation heals melancholy, hysteria, delusions and
alcohol addiction, it brings spiritual insights and renewal. Slows down an
over-active heart. Stimulates the spleen and the white blood cells
(immunity). Brings sleep. Soothes mental and emotional stress. Decreases
sexual activity. Decreases sensitivity to pain. Detoxification.

 Note: colour healing should be regarded as complementary healing; please
be wise and always consult a doctor!

Practical use of colour healing

  • Coloured light can be obtained by using coloured bulbs in lamps, or
    covering a lamp or window with a transparent coloured (plastic) sheet, or by coloured dials in a projector. What you do is sit or lie in the stream of
    coloured light for about 30 minutes during several days.
  • You can hang up (silk) pieces of cloth or paper sheets in the desired
    colour in the room.
  • You can fill coloured glasses or bottles with (spring)water, place it in the window for at least three hours and drink three glasses a day of this
  • You can wear clothes in certain colours.
  • You can eat food in certain colours. Need more energy: eat tomatoes
    and strawberries; want mental clarity: bananas and corn, etc.
  • You can visualise coloured light in and around your body, breathe it in
    and direct it to the body-parts that need it.
  • Wear jewellery with gemstones in the colours you need.
  • Visit places in nature that match your need of colours. For calmness go
    to water, for balance go to the trees, for energy buy red flowers, etc.
  • Of course a combination of the above works best
Distant colour healing can be done in several ways.

  • Take a photograph, or piece of paper with full address and date of
    birth of the person you wish to help healing. Expose this to coloured light
     as described above, for 1,5 to 2 hours a day on successive days.
  • Or put this photograph is an envelope or piece of cloth in the right
    colour and expose it to the sun for several hours a day.
  • A third way is visualising the person filled up and surrounded by
    coloured light for as long as you can. Always end with visualising or
    sending white light to the person.
A modern way of colour healing is working with a biogenerator. This is a device sending cosmic energy by means of glass tubes filled with gasses like helium or hydrogen, each having their own colour and healing properties. This is by Nicola Tesla inspired technology. Several therapists have reported that the colour in the glass tubes even changes if the patient needs so.
Working with a biogenerator can be done with physically present patients, but distant healing is also very well possible by for instance treating through photograph.