Lucifer is the King of Earth and King of Hell. He was cast out of the Heavens by the archangel Michael. Before his Fall, the angel Lucifer was the fairest and noblest of created things. The cause of his fall was pride, who falls like lightning from heaven. He is now as foul as he was fair before. Lucifer's place is in the pits of Hell, in the center of the Earth. His domain is the Universe.
Lucifer's red garments derive their color from the blood. The meaning of the Latin word Lucifer, in Greek is phosphorus. Red is also the color for the chemical called “phosphorus” that is within our own blood. Phosphorus is a chemical that is white and becomes red when it is heated. It is the light bringer, and one may say the Lord of our blood that can bring us heaven or hell.
33rd Degree Freemason and Grand Pontiff of the Scottish Rite, Albert Pike had written this about Lucifer in his book, "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry;"
Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!
The red glow of our aura, burning eternally at the base of the spine, has given rise to the many stories of hellfire and damnation throughout the Age. The angel Lucifer who fell from the Lord because of his pride. Red is also the color of blood and the key to the liver. The word live spelled backwards is evil and the word lived spelled backwards is devil.(3) Hence, this would be the fall of Lucifer, and we too can easily fall from the pride of Lucifer if we do not control our temperaments or live right.
You will find the color red hidden everywhere in occult symbolism. It is often associated with the color of fire, blood, evil and immorality. Red is considered the color of the body or animal man. It irritates, excites and in some cases, causes animals such as humans to go mad. It is the red cape of the Matador that makes the mad bull charge, or the Roman Centurions who wore red on their uniforms in battle as they lived and died by the sword.
Lucifer, on the other hand, is the spirit of excess, the flaming son of rashness and the ruler of sense-gratification, over which he wields dominion with a scepter of serpents. Lucifer is the light-bringer; he is transmuted by man into the fiery demon of war and hate. His power is used by man as the inspiration of lust and passion. He always is opposed to Satan, seeking to snatch the soul of man from the cold embrace of Saturn. He is the heat that incubates the soul, but man uses him as a flame to burn up reason.
This is the same process that occurs with the phosphorus within our bodies to give blood that red color, and which can becomes much darker over time when we simply become hot under the collar, get angry, passionate, fearful or overly passionate, to the point that if we are not careful, our red blood turns black under the cold embrace of Saturn (Satan).
When we are passionate, angry, and/or fearful during fits of hate, our astral auras become streaked with red flames that somewhat resemble lightning and thunderbolts. Red lights are often used by black magicians in rituals, and evil magicians use them to materialize sceptres.
Manly P. Hall explains the process of mastering the spirit of Lucifer within our blood, in "The Lost Keys of Freemasonry;"
The day has come when Fellow Craftsman must know and apply their knowledge. The lost key to their grade is the mastery of emotion , which places the energy of the universe at their disposal. Man can only expect to be entrusted with great power by proving his ability to use it constructively and selflessly. When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands, and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy. He must follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare.
The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps over a cold decree - Shakespeare
1. A Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante
3. Occult Anatomy of Man, Magic: A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics; and The Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manly P. Hal