Black is a protective color.
It is grounding and calming, especially to extremely sensitive
individuals. It activates the magnetic or feminine energies of
the body, strengthening them. Black is the spiritual color for
some religions; but it is the color of death for others. It promotes
resistance, obstruction, opposition, and enmity. It wards off
hatred and negative emotions.
Black is most effective when used in conjunction with white, balancing
the polarities of the individual, especially in cases where the
individual seems to be losing control. It can activate the subconscious
mind which can put life and all of its craziness into proper perspective.
It should rarely be used by itself, but always in combination
with another color.
Esoteric/magickal: Elemental earth. Deities of the underworld.
Repel/banish evil and negativity, protection, banishing, binding,
breaking free from bad habits/addictions, deep meditation, opens
up deep unconscious levels.
Preference for black:
Symbolizes seriousness, darkness, depression, death,
mourning, mystery, secrecy, occultism, a standing apart from or
revolting against triviality, provocation, underground, underworld,
things that have to remain hidden, nothingness as the great source
of all creation, the need to keep your energy with you. Black
is a color for extremes, everything and nothing. People who foremost
Aversion to black: A person who has an aversion
to black may have fear for the unknown, or fear for the abuse
of power. Desires to become free from all kinds of dependency,
blockages, hindrances; to throw off shackles.
Black should be used sparingly, as too much black can cause depression
or aggravate such emotional/mental conditions. Black also increases
fear, suspicion and paranoia.