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WITCHCRAFT 101, Part Three

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what’s up witches?!?!?!

Bright Blessing and welcome to another installment of the Any Witches Blog. Today we are welcoming the next addition to our Witchcraft 101 series, which will be all about the mystical realm of colors. We will explore all the colors of the rainbow (ROYGBIV) before moving on to some of the different shades. Buckle up and enjoy the ride as we hop on our brooms and fly through the rainbow (maybe we will find that pot of gold!).

colors and their symbolic significance in witchcraft

Witches, from the newest of baby witchling’s to the most seasoned of Crones, will have learned that intention is one of the cornerstones of practicing witchcraft, and one example witches show their intent is by using specific colors that align with that intent while performing a ritual or spell. Every shade or hue of every color symbolically represents certain intentions or actions, and sometimes even specific emotions or feelings. So, let us dive into the fascinating world of colors as we learn their symbolic significance in witchcraft.


The color red has symbolized many things throughout history, from passion and love to hate and embarrassment, even good luck to danger. Cultures all over the world associate different meanings for the vibrant color. In witchcraft, the color red may still symbolically stand for all of these vastly differing associations, the important part is that you, the practitioner, believe that that association is what red symbolizes to you at that specific moment in time.
In witchcraft the color red is most commonly used to symbolize love, passion, lust, strength, and/or energy. Witches will often use a red candle while performing a spell or ritual pertaining to love or romantic relationships. The color red is also associated with the Root Chakra (Muladhara), which is located at the base of the spine and connects us to the earth.


Orange is the color of youth and emotion, optimism and enthusiasm. The color orange inspires creativity and encourages success. Orange is also the color of attraction. Like a moth to a flame, orange draws in those who glance its glow.
In witchcraft, the color orange is often associated with kindness, friendship, the sun, and used in Fire Magic. Orange reminds us of the seasons and cycles. Orange peels are often times used to help attract a new lover or find a new friend. The color orange is seen abundantly during the season Samhain, tracing back to the bonfires and food offerings used to ward off evil spirits. Orange is also associated with the Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana), which is located at the pelvis, relating to creativity and sexuality.


Yellow is a joyful color, filled with happiness, positivity, and optimism. Yellow may also be a warning of caution or cowardice. Yellow is often associated with being the color of the sun and used to shine a light on a situation.
In witchcraft yellow is used for mental clarity and intellectual energy. Yellow is also used for communication, transportation, or as an adjustment to energy. Yellow is also associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura), located at the center of the abdomen just above the navel and governs personal power and will.


Green is known for growth and springtime. Green brings forth healing and good health. In the USA green means go and safety. In modern times the color green is also likened to being a color of luck and money.
In the witchcraft community there is a branch of witchcraft and type of magic called Green Witchcraft. This is a magic practice that is centered around nature and uses the energies of nature and the natural realm primarily for healing. Green is used in money magic and is used to attract financial success, abundance, growth, prosperity, luck, and balance. Green is also a representation of spring, being a symbol for fertility, rebirth/resurrection, rejuvenation, and renewal. The color green is associated with the Heart Chakra (Anahata), located at the center of the chest, which opens us up to love and compassion.

BLUE (light/sky blue)

The color blue symbolically represents calmness, trust, stability, and loyalty. The lighter shades of blue, for example sky blue, calls for a relaxing afternoon rest; to lay back and stare up at the clouds as we daydream the endless possibilities of what’s to come. Sky blue also evokes calm, tranquility, and peace.
In witchcraft, sky blue is used to call forth clarity and understanding, and to bring peace and stability to a situation. Sky blue may be associated with both air and water elements, having characteristics of the two.
Blue, naturally, is the color of water, and can be a very emotional color. Blue will always find the truth and encourages clarity through communication. Associated with the Throat Chakra (Vissudha), located at the middle of the throat, blue enables us to communicate and express yourself; to speak your truth.


Indigo is the color of intuition, spirituality, wisdom, creativity, and imagination. Indigo is known for its power and charm, demanding integrity, structure, and order.
Indigo represents family, ancestors, and tradition (or cultural customs). In witchcraft indigo is used to strengthen intuition and perception and heighten the mind. Some find indigo helpful with opening the third eye and is occasionally a representation for the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna), located at the middle of the forehead, which enhances your intuition and vision.

Violet (Purple)

Violet/purple is the color of royalty, mystery, imagination, and creative wisdom. Violet is also associated with intuition, spiritual power, spiritual awareness, and higher consciousness.
In witchcraft purple is used for protection from evil spirits and harm caused by others. Purple is also used for wisdom, spiritual growth, and respect. Purple is associated with the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara), located above the head and connects us to the Divine and universal consciousness.


White has long been the symbol for purity and innocence. In American culture, the bride is oftentimes seen wearing all white, historically symbolizing that she was pure and untouched. Like a blank sheet of paper, the color white is the start of something new.
In many circles within witchcraft, witches will imagine a white circle of light during a cleansing ritual and for protection. It is believed that the white light purifies and cleanses everything that it touches, therefore also protecting anything that is in the light from any harm. White is also occasionally seen representing the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara). In candle magic, a white candle can be used in place of any other color. A white candle is often times used during purification, healing, cleansing, or protection spells. The term white witch, or witchcraft, is often used to describe a witch, or magic practice, that only uses magic for selfless reasons.


In many cultures worldwide, the color black symbolizes death and mourning. The color black is also known for carrying negative connotations, being a color of the unknown and mystery. For some, the color black is a color of elegance, and that it holds power.
There is a long-believed stereotype that all witches wear black. Even though this might not be true for every individual witch, many witches are seen wearing black regularly because of its protective power. The color black is often used during hex-breaking or curse removing spells and rituals. Just as we know that the color black absorbs all the colors from the visible spectrum, it also absorbs negative energy. In candle magic the color black is often used for protection, hex-breaking, and curse removal. A black candle may also be used as a substitute for any other color candle.

grey (gray)

Being composed of equal parts of black and white, grey (or gray) is the color for balance, neutrality, fairness, and compromise. Grey is also the color of transition, longevity, and power, and is a representation of old age. Grey is also negatively linked depression, lack of energy/confidence, loneliness, poverty, and even death.
There is a specific branch of witchcraft called Grey Witchcraft. Grey Witches are known for keeping the balance between the two polarities of magic, and often times follow the ideal that “a witch who cannot harm, cannot heal.” With the color grey having its associations with death it reminds us of the eternal return and the renewal of cycles.


The color pink is a soft and gentle color. Often associated with being a feminine color and the color for identifying baby girls, the color pink symbolizes charm, sensitivity, love, friendship, compassion, and playfulness. Pink is also another color for innocence and for being nurturing.
In witchcraft, the color pink is often used in spells and rituals where you are wanting to attract love, forgiveness, abundance, and joy. Pink is most often used to represent unconditional love and compassion. Other uses for the color pink can be nurturing, healing, joy, innocence, hope, and optimism.


The color gold is often likened to success, wealth, and prosperity. In many cultures, gold is the color of the suns rays. Gold is also the color of approval and achievement. In the worldwide sporting tournament known as “the Olympics” we award those who achieve first place in events with a gold medal, symbolizing their success and great achievement.
In witchcraft, the color gold is associated with wealth and success. Gold is the color of the sun and connects us to the divine masculine. Gold is often times the metal used to create amulets of protection. Gold colored candles and gold coins are often seen being used in spells for financial growth.


The color silver is another symbol for wealth and success. We have all heard the proverb “every cloud has a silver lining,” meaning that there is hope or something positive found in every bad situation. This give the color silver the symbolic meaning of hope.
In witchcraft, the color silver is often associated with the moon and its lunar energies. Silver is also the color of reflection and has the ability to allow us to see our true nature. Silver is associated with psychic receptivity, dreaming, healing, and rest. Silver is often used to represent the divine feminine and for its feminine energy. Silver also possesses the power of protection and is another favorite metal used in making amulets.


The color brown symbolizes stability, reliability, and comfort. In feng shui, brown represents simplicity and protection. In western culture, brown is for practicality and earthiness, whereas in some eastern cultures, brown is the color of mourning.
The color brown is used by some witches for grounding, manifestation, and connecting to the animal realm. In candle magic, brown candles are used for clear thinking, decision making, concentration, and intuition.

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Witchcraft 101 (part one)

What’s up, witches?!

Bright Blessings and welcome to yet another installment of the Any Witches Blog. Today’s episode is extra special, because it is the opening of our Witchcraft 101 series. In case you missed it in my last post, the Witchcraft 101 series is all about the basics of witchcraft. Throughout the series I will be touching on topics such as: herbs, crystals, colors, candles, deities, and “fortune-telling,” just to name a few. Much of the information you will find in this series will be, what I consider, commonly accepted knowledge within the wonderful world of Witchcraft (……and Wizardry *thanks JK Rowling and Harry Potter*)

What is Witchcraft?

“What is witchcraft?” Such a seemingly simple and innocent question, one that you would think had an equally simple answer, which it does. The simple answer being witchcraft is the practice of magic, but does that really answer the question? Witchcraft is many things. From a religion to spirituality, witchcraft can be practiced in as many ways as its practitioners.

Good vs. Evil

According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), witchcraft is an Old English noun meaning “magic or other supernatural practices; (the use of) magic or other supernatural powers, esp. for evil purposes or as used by witches.” A rather broad definition for the term, and although technically accurate, it gives a rather negative view of those who are witches. I would assume, and hope, that the later part of that definition is for Hollywood or time-period specific, otherwise I would take offense to their definition. Basically, at its simplest of definitions, witchcraft is the practice of magic. Witchcraft, itself is neither good nor evil, and neither are its practitioners, but a witch can use witchcraft with good and/or evil intent.

Now I am sure some of you are asking how witchcraft can be used for, but not be, good and evil. To answer this, I like to use Christianity as a reference. The majority of people view Christianity has inherently good, but history has proven that Christianity has been used for both good and evil. An example of good being programs and non-profit’s that cater to the less fortunate, whereas an example of evil would be the wars and mass slaughters done in the name of “God” or the church (i.e. the Crusades). In the same way witchcraft itself is neither good nor evil, but the person behind the witchcraft can wield its power for either good or evil reasons. Spells for protection would be an example of one-way witchcraft might be used for good. Whereas a blood-line curse or a hex could be an example of evil. In both cases the witchcraft, or magic, behind the spell, curse, or hex is neither good nor evil. Whereas the witch’s intent that fuels the spell, curse, or hex is for good or evil reasoning.

Religion vs. Spirituality

Witchcraft is also a religion and a spirituality but doesn’t have to be both simultaneously. As a religion, we see witchcraft as Wicca and the practitioners as Wiccans. The major difference between witches who are Wiccans (religious based) and witches who are spiritual based is that Wiccans are bound by a set of laws or rules, just like any other religion, known as the Wiccan Rede. As a spirituality, witchcraft, and the practice of, becomes a way of living unique to each practitioner, constantly changing and evolving with the practitioner’s growth and/or decline. It offers a freedom of choice to where once there was none. It allows an individual to create their own path and encourages the constant learning and relearning of different religions and/or spiritualities, and the choice to incorporate them into your path or not.

Witchcraft, as a spirituality, is many different things and rarely the same to two practitioners. You may have seen the term “eclectic” witchcraft, which in my belief is what the majority of witches practice today. Essentially, eclectic witchcraft is witchcraft as a spirituality, where the practitioner has taken bits and pieces of different religions and spiritualities and blended them together in a unique and personal way to form their own personal practice style. There has been some criticism of eclectic witchcraft, stating that it disrespects the cultures that get ripped apart and used by others. In a way this is true, but if done out of respect and used personally rather than as an attempt to dilute or otherwise lessen the culture from which it is taken from, than I, personally, do not see any wrong in it. An old proverb, made popular by Charles Caleb Colton, states that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” If that proverb doesn’t fit perfectly, I don’t know what does.

Witchcraft in its most broad of definitions is the practice of magic. The style, or form, in which the Witch practices is as unique as the Witch themself. Witchcraft can be just a spiritual journey or practiced as part of a religion (there is more than just Wicca, find out in part 2!).

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Bright Blessings and Welcome to another installment of the Any Witches Blog.
Please first allow me to apologize for being absent for an extended period of time. I had some self-work that needed my full attention. Although I am still working through some of it, I am able to focus some of that energy back into this beautiful work in progress.
I am back and ready to get into gear and becoming more present, not only here at Any Witches Way but in my life in general. So, I am sorry for my absentness but get ready to be seeing too much of me. LoL 😀


I am planning to launch a series of posts, over the next few weeks, entitled Witchcraft 101. This series is still in the making, so bear with me on release dates and times. If you couldn’t guess it, the general topic of the series will be the basics of witchcraft. The information within the series will be what the majority of witches, if not all, agree to be true and what could be deemed as “common knowledge.” I plan to have at least three installments including topics such as grounding, meditation, herbs, crystals, candles, and much more!!

As always feel free to reach out and email me at GreyFox ( I would love to hear any and all feedback you have, whether it is praises or critiques. Also, if you are going through a bumpy part of the path you travel, my inbox is open, and I am here for you to vent or ask questions. Or maybe you just need a friend to talk to, my inbox is open for that too.

Stay tuned for the first installment of Witchcraft 101, which should be available within the next week or two.

This is GreyFox signing off for now. Until we meet again. Stay safe and be blessed!