Witchy essentials - Meaning of colors in spell work and healing

Updated: Nov 17, 2019

Colors and their uses are very important part of any magic. Power of colors is also used in healing . Different colors are associated with different kind of energy, days of a week, planets or concepts in life. Magic uses basic colors as red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, gold, silver, brown, black and white. Same goes for color healing. I will share with you some basic uses and meanings of these colors.

Chakra Color healing

Probably the most used method of using healing power of colors is chakra healing and Reiki. Each chakra center is associated with a specific color's energy which has similar vibration. According Yoga philosophy Chakras are 7 main centers of physical and spiritual energy in and around the human body. Visualization of the color is very important when performing healing, opening or balancing rituals of the chakras.

When doing a chakra healing healer lays an object like a natural crystal in the appropriate color on a chakra point to help it to open up. To re-balance all 7 chakras, one lays down and place an appropriate stone on each chakra point. Candles in corresponding color can be used as well while meditating or performing a healing ritual. Wearing colors or eating foods can also be used as part of healing process. Each of us has these 7 chakra centers:

1st chakra - Root - color Red - Lower limbs and base of the spine - Security, being alive

2nd chakra - Sacral - color Orange - Reproductive organs - Sexuality and reproduction

3rd chakra - Solar plexus - color Yellow - Digestive system - Intellect, creativity and ego

4th chakra - Heart - color Green/Pink - Heart - Healing, love, compassion

5th chakra - Throat - color Blue - Throat - Communication and self-expression

6th chakra - 3rd Eye - color Indigo - Forehead - Intuition, inner knowing

7th chakra - Crown - color Violet - Brain - Higher knowledge and connection

Colors and Spell work

Each color is associated with a specific energy, planet and a day of the week. So choose the color which suits best your spell's purpose. To include color energy into your spell choose candles, crystals, ribbons or the desired object in the corresponding color.


Red color rules Tuesday and is associated with planet Mars and zodiac sign Aries. Red colour is also associated with 1st chakra, our base and connection to Earth. It represents masculine God's energy of fire, passion, fast fiery and driving forces behind actions. On the other hand, energy is associated with fear and insecurity. It can be used when evoking passion, anger, courage, lust, love and ambitions. It can be also used to arouse strength, vibrancy, health and sexual drive. Witches uses red color for protection, it also used in fertility spells. Red colored candles are used to represent Fire element when doing elemental magic. Stones associated with the red energy are ruby, garnet, red coral, red jasper, bloodstone and fire agate. Red rose petals can be used with red candles when making love spells.


Pink color rules Friday and is associated with planet Venus and zodiac signs of Libra and Taurus. It is also associated with 4th chakra. Pink is color of romance and gentle force of love and passion. Pink is associated with all things possitive like a good will, peace, affection, friendship, carying, nurturing, emotional health, successful marriage. Pink glass which is made of natural gold is used and in romantic love and marriage spells together with pink rose petals. Stones associated with this color are Pink tourmaline, Rose quartz, Pink topaz, sapphire, diamond and opal, Petalite and Rhodochrosite.