The spiritual meaning of Black: obscurity or elegance?
The black color does not exist properly; this is because it is actually a mixture of all colors. Therefore, black has a great symbolism in several cultures. But, how to make the most of black? What can we learn about this color? Let’s find out the spiritual meaning of black.
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What does black have to say about your personality?
Unconsciously, if you like black, it means that you are an ambitious person and you like to always be elegant, that you are persistent, a perfectionist. But also says that you may be terribly afraid of making mistakes.
Whoever wears black, appears to be mysterious and hides some emotions behind this color. That way you stay neutral and don’t get your attention. But black is a symbolic color for pirates, anarchists, “rockers”, witches. So, wearing this color can also mean that you are thirsty for freedom and rebellion; someone who knows how to affirm their personality.
Black is a color that can mean that you have a very strong personality, that you know what you want and where you are going. Indicator of power and prestige, powerful people often choose it.
Black is the color of the sign Capricorn. In fact, black recalls the rigorous side of this astrological sign.
The color black: everything and nothing
Color associated with emptiness, black is also the color of fertility. This is because it symbolizes the regeneration of the world, it corresponds to the womb of the earth, it’s the promise of renewed life. In fact it is the color of the fertility goddesses and the Black Virgins.
The most interesting thing about black is that it’s in the middle, it’s everything and nothing. It imposes a certain respect, it moves away, it imposes a lot of respect, but paradoxically it’s a color that absorbs energies.
Black in Chromotherapy
Black is not widely used in Chromotherapy because it does not emit any shine. However, this color has many effects on our mind and our reactions.
Used as a color of mourning, it’s given a virtue of protection, solitude and the ability to focus on yourself internally, but it’s also a color that will give you self-confidence. That is why we can appeal to black when we need to be respected and heard, especially when we have to speak publicly and avoid being monopolized by our emotions.
Finally, black channels and prevents our energy from being dispersed. On the other hand, if used excessively, it may lead to submission, and a certain temporal disorientation.
The color black in the world
Depending on where you are, the meaning of black color is completely different depending on customs and traditions. In Western Europe, the black color is a negative color and assimilated to mourning as opposed to India where the black color is assimilated to balance and health, synonymous with purity.
Whereas in Thailand, black color is associated with bad luck; in Australia black is the color of party, fertility and joy. In turn, in China, the black color is represented by the Yin and corresponds to the unknown, to the darkness before appearing through the light of Yang and disappearing again. It’s, then, both the beginning and the end.
For Shamans, black corresponds to ritual nudity. It’s the abandonment and renunciation of ideals and material goods.