The Colour Black is part of my Colour Meanings series...
As I am English, I use the spelling of 'colour' throughout my website, rather than the American version of 'color'.
Black is viewed as a mysterious, secretive and hidden colour and has many negative connotations. This colour can be very protective for people suffering from low self esteem, low moods or other mental health issues.
They use this colour to protect them from the outside world and hideaway their true feelings and emotions.
Great care should be taken not to use too much of this colour for clothing and decor as it is very draining and depressing.
Black Colour Meaning
Although the meaning of black has some negative connotations, it does in fact enhance any positive elements given by other colours. So wearing black with another colour will promote and strengthen the benefits of that colour.
For example yellow is a joyful colour anyway, but when worn with black becomes even more joyous and helps you feel happy, positive and optimistic.
Black is seen as a protective shield or cloak to hide behind. Teenagers who are unsure about themselves or adults with low self esteem are drawn to this colour and use it to protect, hide and shield true feelings.
Wearing this colour represents comfort and a protective barrier from the outside world. But wearing too much can be very depressing and promotes pessimistic thinking.
Because of this, it is far better to limit black and to wear a variety of other colours.
Black Colour Meaning in Healing
Black represents calm, rest and renewal. Just as the dark of night offers us sleep and a time to recover, rest and regenerate for the day ahead, This colour has the same effect in colour healing. It also opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious and is used to induce a deep meditational state.
It is used for absorbing negativity, dealing with depression and grief, divination and bringing things to an end.
Black represents self-control and resilience.
Black Colour Meaning in Magic and Correspondences
Black is connected with the Element of Spirit and the planet Saturn. The meaning of black also has connections to the Major Arcana World Tarot Card.
This colour is used in rituals and Spell work for divination, binding, and banishing evil or negativity.
It absorbs negative energy and is used in Magic to do just that. Black crystals such as Jet are used as protection from harm and negative energies.
If you feel particularly vulnerable to negative energy then you should consider carrying something in this colour, such as a crystal for protection.
Using black for clothing or for an accent colour for home décor, can convey an air of mystery, sophistication and elegance. The wearer of the classic little black dress is seen as chic, sophisticated and sexy but also unapproachable and standoffish.
Men wearing black suits are seen as powerful, masterful and successful but also unfriendly, intimidating and threatening. So it is always best to team black with another colour in the form of a tie, scarf or clutch purse. This way you get the positive benefits of both colours and none of the negatives.
Black represents transformation and we are often drawn to this colour when major changes happen in our lives. Teenagers changing from children to adulthood or widows changing from companionship to loneliness are often drawn to wearing the colour black.
Many newly divorced women wear too much black. Wearing black to get through a difficult transitional stage is fine as a temporary shield to hide feelings, insecurities and uncertainties but once through that stage other colours should be used.
If you are craving a need for change and transformation and for getting rid of the old and embracing the new then use this colour but make sure you use another colour too. So if you are getting over an old relationship and are looking for new love, then wear black teamed with pink.
If you have had a knock in your confidence and perhaps have failed a test, exam or lost a job wear black with some red to boost your confidence. If you want to open up new possibilities for friendship and opportunities wear black with orange. And if you are hoping for spiritual insight wear both black and purple together.
To soak up the protective and transformational energies of the colour black stand under a clear night sky in the new moon phase. Feel this colour protecting and ridding negativity.
Choosing Black as a Favourite Colour
If you choose black as a favourite colour means that you are a very independent thinker and have some unique and unconventional thoughts, views and opinions. You are seen by others as somewhat a mysterious character that not many people can fathom.
You do like the company of others but are equally comfortable being alone.
You are strong willed and determined and like to be in control. Because of this you do not work well in subordinate positions preferring instead to be your own boss or in positions of power and responsibility.
If you have black as a favourite colour you are sophisticated and intelligent. In many ways you are superior to others and will excel in anything you really put your mind to.
On the downside you can be this colour as a shield or cloak to protect yourself from others. You may have been hurt in the past and are afraid of really opening up again for fear of rejection, criticism or ridicule. You may also be afraid to show your feelings and emotions to others.
You need to feel in control of your life which may prevent you from trying anything new.
You should try to open up to the new opportunities that are coming your way. Challenges and obstacles can be seen as opportunities for you to learn, grow and prosper.
The use of colour, their colour meanings and what they represent are very important in my Magic Spell Castingto change destiny for the better!!!