Colour Magick

The Colour Black in Magick

Black creates a barrier from the emotional stressors of the outside world, providing comfort while protecting emotions and feelings. Black can boost confidence, helping us to overcome our vulnerabilities and insecurities. In color psychology, black encourages introspection and self-examination; it also defines an end to which new beginnings follow.

The color black is classy, mysterious, sophisticated, seductive and secretive. In feng shui tradition, black represents water and career; for this purpose, it is best used in the north rooms of your home or office. It adds strength, definition and a grounding effect to a space. Plus it adds a nice contrast for other colors. This mysterious color can give the impression of authority and power. Black implies self-control, discipline, and independence; it is also associated with knowledge and intelligence.

Although the color black can bring to mind negative imagery (think the villain dressed in black), designers love to use it for the contrast and its ability to strengthen other colors.

Magickally, black is used for spell workings to help us focus, protection, binding, banishing, grounding, to aid in increased confidence and independence, and to absorb negative energy.

Black crystals symbolize self-control, resilience and create invisibility. They help protect against negative forces and promote peacefulness. These would include obsidian, hematite, black tourmaline, jet, onyx, black pearls, lava, and moonstone. 

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