The color black is one of the most popular colors in fashion and decor. Something about black has always given us a sense of comfort and power. As we dig deeper into finding out why it’s also important to note that block isn’t even technically a color; technically, it is the absorption of all colors at once, which is why you won’t find black on the color wheel anywhere.

As with any color, black can invoke different associations for different people. Some may find black comforting, while others find it depressing. Like anything else, it is up to you to fully determine what black means to you and how comfortable you are using it. There are many different options for the substitution of black depending on your needs, and your intention is far more powerful than any color (or non-color 😉

If you are just beginning, check out “Finding Your Magick,” a great article to get you in the right mindset!

The Metaphysical Associations for the Color Black

Here are some of the commonly known metaphysical properties of black. Of course, the positive and negative associations with the black can be pervasive, so while I am doing my best to make a complete guide. Keep in mind; I may have missed something!

Positive Associations For Black

  • Elegance
  • Power
  • Grounding
  • Protection
  • Creativity
  • Formality
  • Authority
  • Serenity

Negative Associations For Black

  • Death
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • Fear
  • Sadness

The stigma that lies behind the color black is a misunderstanding for the most part. Black represents the absence of light and absorbs both light and dark energy; this is why we tend to connect the color black to negativity. On the opposite side of the general view, though, black is a potent and grounding color that you can use in many various ways.

Magickal Uses For The Color Black Include;

  • Healing
  • Grounding
  • Psychic Expansion
  • Calming
  • Protection
  • Banishing
  • Focus

Whether you are using a block candle, crystals, or other tools, it is up to you. Utilizing the color black in your practice, affirmations, spells, or otherwise will help you ground and protect yourself while also helping to keep control of the situation.

Black stones and crystals include; black diamonds, clack coral, onyx, Apache Tears, Hematite, Black Sapphire, Black Agate, Black Tourmaline, Jet, Obsidian, Sardonyx, Serpentine, and Snowflake Obsidian.

Chakra Associated with Black; Root chakra and assist in grounding, focus, and survival.


With so many uses and characteristics, it can be hard to decipher the best tools to accomplish your goals. If you are looking to use black in magick or are simply curious about the meaning, I hope to shed some light on your questions.

If you see any inaccurate information or think I missed something important, please let me know.

As always, thank you for including me in part of your journey.