(Comparison of various traditions, including several of the more popular Pagan
Compiled by Marc Carlson
It was last edited 9 June 2004
|*||**||Budge||Clement||Hutton||Hyatt||Long Lost Friend||Mann||Ravenwolf||Cunningham||Farrar|
|Black:||Shadows; the Absence of Light||Protects against the Evil Eye. Death, Sorrow,
Sadness, Grief; Saturn; Carpicorn
|Humility; Mourning; Purity of Life. Darkness;Wickedness; Death.
|Protection from "worms" (Disease)||Protection; Binding||Protection; The Night; the Universe, the
ultimate source of Divine Energy; the Lack of Falsehood
|Restriction; Limitation; Binding; Saturn; Binah
on the Tree of Life.
|Blue:||Good Luck.||Divine Love||Chaste Affection; Jupiter; Sagittarius; Pisces||Heaven, Heavenly Love, Truth, Constancy, and
|Sagittarius||Heaven; God/Divinity; Spirituality; Peace||Healing; Psychic awareness; the Goddess in
her Ocean aspect.
|The Sky Goddess; Air; Functional Healing;
Jupiter; Justice; Organization; Administration; Chesed on
the Tree of Life; the female, magnetic principle
|Brown:||Wards off Sickness; Penitence and Grief.||St. Anthony - To recover lost articles||Friendship and strength. Agriculture.||Animals||preferred by some as the Earth color.|
|Gold/Yellow:||Unfaithfulness.||Death in Summer's Heat||Assists with people who suffer from Jaundice &
other diseases of the Liver; triumph; Falsity; Treason;
Ambition; Avarice; Sun; Leo
|Sun; Goodness of God; Marriage; Fruitfulness.
Jealousy; Inconstancy; and Deceit.
|Peace and Satisfaction; Money; Curse others.||Leo.||Sun; Fertility; Good form; Health in Mind and
|Divination||Solar magic; the Sun God; Tiphareth on the Tree;
in some systems, the Earth color.
|Gray:||Sadness||Balance (Darkness and Light)||Aquarius||Pennance; Mourning; Humility; Accused
|Green:||A Hope Fulfilled.||Life; Love; Fulfillment||Vegetation and fertilizing rain; Fertility;Strength; Virility;
Triumph; Hope; Confidence; Venus;
|Spring; Expressed Hope; Victory||Enchantment; Gods.||Money.||Libra.||Fertility; Ideas and things that grow and
|Herbalists and magical ecologists.||Nature; the Goddess in her summer, Death-in-life
aspect; Water; Emotion; Instinct; Intuition;
Venus/Aphrodite; Netzach on the Tree of Life.
|Orange:||Burning embers, still living but coming to an end||Luxury.||Gemini||Career and matters involving needed success
and abundance of projects already begun.
|Protection; The God in Solar Aspect.||Intellect, Communication; Travel; Mercury; Hod
on the Tree of Life.
|Red:||A Strong Love||Passion; Life||Used to stop blood fluxes and bleeding;
Protection from Fire and Lightning; Ardoir; Health;
Strength; Mars; Aries.
|Royalty, Fire, Divine Love, the Holy Spirit,Creative Power, and Heat. Blood, War, Hatred.||Death, Destruction, more "primitive" gods.||Victory; Blood; Good Luck; Starting fights.||Protection from "worms" (Disease);
|Aries||Power; Sacrifice; Passion; Strength.||Protection; The God in Solar Aspect.|| Life; Fire; Vigor; Organic healing; Mars;
Geburah on the Tree of Life; the male electric principle.
|Rose||Sweetness of Disposition.|
|Silver:||The Moon; Cancer||Purity, Virginity, Innocence, Faith, Joy,
|Moon Magic; the Moon Goddess; the Goddess in her
Winter, Life-in-Death aspect.
|Violet/Purple:||Mourning||Mourning, the Lost Past, faded glories||Protects Children from Sickness; Makes them
Docile; Triumph; Constancy; Fidelity; Freshness;
Firstborn; Pomp; Pride.
|Passion; Suffering; Love and Truth.||Aquarius||Sacred and Spiritual.||Magicians; Spiritual awareness.||The Akhashic Principle; the Astral Plane; Yesod
on the Tree of Life; in some systems, the Spirit color.
|White:||The Will of the Gods; the Supernatural||Protects against the Evil Eye; Carries the
Protection of Heaven; Purity; Truth; Joy.
|Risen Savior; the Virgin at the Assumption;
Chastity; Humility; Integrity.
|Supernatural.||Luck; Peace and Happiness.||Protection from "worms" (Disease)||Purity; Tabula Rasa. Moon; Female
aspect of Life; Water.
|Purification; Pure spirituality; Mediation;
Cleansing; the Goddess.
|Purity; Innocence; Work for small children;
Kether on the Tree of Life.
Budge, Earnest Alfred Thompson Wallis. Amulets and Talismans. New Hyde Park, NY:
University Books, 1961.
Clememt, Clara Erskine. A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1880.
Hohman, John George. John George Hohman's Pow-Wow's or Long Lost Friend. "Printed in the U.S.A.", 1820.
Hutton, Ronald. The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.
Hyatt, Harry M. Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, Rootwork. Washington D.C.: The American University, 1970.
Kieckhefer, Richard. Magic in the Middle Ages. Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Mann, A.T., The Round Art. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979.
RavenWolf, Silver. Hexcraft, Dutch Country Pow-Wow Magic. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1995.
(*) An undocumented stone divination form.
(**) An undocumented occult tradition.