Planet: Saturn

Chakra : Base

Black is one of the most powerful colors.

Use black for binding, reversing spells, repelling negativity. Black can be used for concealing, transformation, causing confusion, giving onesel endurance and patience. Black can be used in the stead of all other colors.


Africa; Age and wisdom

Australian Aborigines; ceremonial color commonly used in their artworks

Western cultures; power, control, intimidation, funerals, death, mourning, rebellion

Eastern; wealth, health and prosperity

China; color for young boys

India; evil, negativity, darkness

lack of appeal

anger and apathy

used to ward off evil

Japan; color of mystery and the night may be associated with feminine energy – either evil and a threat or provocative and alluring

Magical Uses for black;

Knowledge of hidden things, divination, self control, beginning, creation and rebirth, absorbing energies, patience, binding, stability, neutralizing forces, protection, death, manifestation, understanding your limits, overcoming obsticals, challenges, tests, sacrifice, separation, justice, wills, debts, discoveries, elders and truth. Burning black candles with any other color dissolves negative energies. Protection, banishing, binding, and repelling. Also used for healing serious illnesses.

Use in combination with white to represent balance, opposites or union of opposing forces.

The base chakra controls our grounding to the earth and is associated with survival instincts and self-preservation. It relates also to the physical body, individuality, stability and security.

Base Chakra stones and crystals are mostly red and black and include, Anyolite, Black Kyanite, Black Onyx, Black Sapphire, Black Star, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Brecciated Jasper, Dalmation Jasper, Jet, Fire Agate, Hematite, Larvikite, Magnetite, Mookaite, Obsidian, Rutilated Quartz, Tanzanite.

The color black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world.

In color psychology this color gives protection from external emotional stress.

It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self confidence.

Black is the absorption of all color and the absence of light.

Black hides, while white brings to light.

What black covers, white uncovers.

We all use black at various times to hide from the world around us in one way or another. Some of us use it to hide our weight; others among us use it to hide our feelings, our fears or our insecurities.

In color psychology, black means power and control, hanging on to information and things rather than giving out to others.

Black is intimidating, unfriendly and unapproachable because of the power it exudes.

It can prevent two-way communication because of its intimidation. The salesman wearing all black will make a lot of sales, but no friends! It radiates authority, but creates fear in the process.

Black implies self-control and discipline, independence and a strong will, and giving an impression of authority and power.

Black absorbs negative energy. It is useful to carry something black with you to protect you from harm and negativity when traveling or when going about your usual daily activities outside your home.

People who like black may be conventional, conservative and serious, or they may think of themselves as being sophisticated or very dignified.

The color black is often seen as a color of sophistication, as in ‘the little black dress’, or ‘the black tie event’.

Affluent and success orientated women often choose black as it can give an impression of elegance, sophistication and confidence.

Black is often associated with sexiness and seduction, as in the temptress in sexy black lingerie creating an air of mystery and intrigue. It can also imply submission to another (including a sexual partner), similar to the priest wearing black robes in submission to God.

Black is the end, but the end always implies a new beginning. When the light appears, black becomes white, the color of new beginnings.

Teenagers often have a psychological need to wear black during the stage of transition from the innocence of childhood to the sophistication of adulthood. It signifies the ending of one part of their life and the beginning of another, allowing them to hide from the world while they discover their own unique identity. It is important they go through this stage but a worry when it continues on into adult years if they continue to wear black to the exclusion of other colors.

Too much black can cause depression and mood swings and create a negative environment. Combined with white only, it can create an argumentative atmosphere.

It is best to use some color with black to lighten and brighten its energy.

If your favorite color is black, it will reflect in your personality! Personality color black will give you more information on this.

Positive and Negative Traits of the Color Black

Positive keywords include protection and comfort, strong, contained, formal, sophisticated, seductive, mysterious, endings & beginnings.

Negative keywords include aloof, depressing and pessimistic, secretive and withholding, conservative and serious, power & control, sadness and negativity.

The Color Black Represents

Mystery: Black is the unknown. It is secretive, keeping a lot buried inside, unwilling to show its real feelings.

Power and Control: Black is power and control of the self and others. It creates fear and intimidation.

Effects of the Color Black

Formal, dignified and sophisticated: As in the little black dress and the formal dinner suit.

Aloof: Black sets itself aside from others with its heavy and intense energy. It keeps others at arm’s length.

Depressing: Black can close us to the positive aspects of life, forcing us to look at our disappointments and the black or negative aspects of our life. It can create a fear of the future.

Pessimistic: Too much black encourages us to look at the negative side of life.

Personality Color. -. Black

Personality Color Black

While you may not exhibit all the character traits of a personality color black as listed here, if this is your favorite color you will find yourself somewhere in the description. You may also find you exhibit some of the negative traits, particularly when you are stressed.

If Your Favorite Color is Black

Prestige and power are important to you.

You are independent, strong-willed and determined and like to be in control of yourself and situations.

As a lover of black you may be conservative and conventional – black is restricting and contained.

With black as your personality color, you may be too serious for your own good – bring some colour into your life to lighten you up – life should be fun.

You may appear intimidating to even your closest colleagues and friends, with an authoritarian, demanding and dictatorial attitude.

As a personality color black, you are non-emotional and give the appearance of a dignified and sophisticated person who is in total control – this is often a front as you may feel quite insecure in the company of sophisticated and cultured VIP’s and upper class people.

You like to keep people at a distance, guarding your emotions and creating an impenetrable barrier between yourself and others.

With a personality color black, you may be looking for protection from any negativity that surrounds you.

You may wish to create an aura of mystery and intrigue, as in the sexy black negligee.

You may be going through a stage of self-denial, not allowing pleasure and joy into your life.

You hold things inside and are not good at sharing yourself with others, possibly out of fear.

You are methodical in your work, making sure everything is completed as required, down to the last detail.

It may be a color of comfort to you, allowing you to retreat and hide from the real world.

You may be a teenager or young adult hiding behind black while searching for your own identity or your own true colors.

You may be rebelling against society or your family.

You may have lost sight of your direction in life and are going through a very negative phase.

You may be suppressing your own desires and aspirations.

You may be retreating behind black during a difficult time in your life such as a serious illness or a period of grief – black protects, allowing for a deep inner healing without interference from others.

If you dislike black:

You are a light-hearted and easy going person – not so serious, conservative and formal.

You may feel that it is a depressing color, especially if you have a happy, extroverted and optimistic outlook on life.

You are not into power and control – you have a gentle disposition and black is too intimidating for you.

You are practical and down-to-earth and don’t wish to be seen as overly sophisticated.

You may have a fear of the dark from your childhood that you can’t shift.

You may have been dominated and intimidated during your early years and black brings back those feelings.