The color red is symbolic of many things, ranging from passion to danger and a lot of things in between. Depending on whether your looking for metaphysical properties, magickal uses, or the symbolism of the color red will likely depend greatly on the context. Red ask us to take action, whether it comes as a warning or you use it for the metaphysical properties it holds is up to you. 

Red requests that we enjoy life and be cautious at the same time. If you are seeing red, or red is popping up as a symbolic color for you, more than likely it is warning you of danger, or preparing you for a battle of sorts. Not always meaning a fight against a person, but sometimes symbolizing waging war with parts of ourselves or feelings or energy around us.

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The Metaphysical Associations for the Color Red

Here are some of the commonly known metaphysical properties of the color red. Keeping in mind, much like stated above the symbolism and the metaphysical properties of the color red can be used in many various situations. 

Positive Associations For Red

  • Passion
  • Love
  • Self Motivation
  • Pleasure
  • Energy
  • Zest for life
  • Vibrance
  • Attention

Negative Associations For Red

  • Battle or War (At times metaphorical)
  • Lust
  • Danger
  • Blood Shed
  • Warning
  • The need to STOP
  • Aggression

Red is linked to sexuality as well as caution and danger. Symbolically, red can mean many things, but most commonly it signifies taking caution or a warning. Metaphysically, its properties are very different. 

Magickal Uses For The Color Red Include;

  • Gaining Courage
  • Drawing Desire
  • Passion
  • Strength
  • Energy
  • Taking Action
  • Revenge
  • Motivation
  • Love
  • Health 
  • Family

As with everything, your intention is essential. Red can draw out feelings of danger or love, and if one of these rings is more true to you then magickally red should be used based upon the feeling it draws as well. If red is a color meaning danger or caution to you, using it for a love spell might be counterproductive.

Red stones and crystals include; Jasper, Ruby, Cuprite, Red Jade, Calcite, Carnelian, Garnet, bloodstone, Hematite, cinnabar

Chakra Associated with Red; Root Chakra, like the color black. Which is important for grounding, courage, anxiety, depression, passion, and more.


Every color represents something different for all of us. Red is one of those common colors that sometimes holds a strong symbolism to something specific. Use that symbolism to your advantage. If your mind sees caution or danger when you see the color red, you may not want to use it in love spells, but you could still use it to your advantage. Metaphysically, the color red holds many properties, if you see caution or danger, use it for protection. 

The beauty of magick is that we hold our own power just as each item holds its own power, metaphysical meanings can be used to your advantage, all you have to do is believe you have the power to do so. 

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.