Earth and North - North is the doorway to the hereafter. North is winter where everything lies in
stillness-waiting, fermenting, in a state of anticipation until the veil is thin enough to
access the treasure of the Ancients within and without. North is the place of knowledge,
physical health, teaching, balance, abundance, sacred wisdom, thankfulness, harvesting
inner treasures, empathetic intuition, alchemy and the foreconscious mind.
North: color black
East: pale yellow
South: color white
West: color light gray
North: color yellow.
East: color is white
South: color is blue
West: color red
North: color green
East: color blue
South: color yellow
West: color red
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"Color is the place where our mind
and the universe meet each other."
In the ever expanding attempt to homogenize magickal workings, the color coding of all
things magickal is probably the worst idea. Historically every culture has ascribed
meaning to different colors. Egyptians ascribed the best good fortune to the color black
because that was the color of the soil after the Nile flooded giving them the
opportunity to plant and prosper. Yet Christian belief marks all things black as unlucky
and dangerous. The sacred color of brides in China is red, and half a century ago for
Europeans that sacred color was blue, not the white of today. In a small Catholic church,
I once read a sign that ascribed hope to the color blue, and faith to the color green.
In Hindu philosophy, the element of water is colored white. In Chinese philosophy water
is black and earth is yellow. If green is the perpetual color of good fortune then why
is driving a green race car such bad luck?
You can apply color magick to your candle magick, stone magick, placket magick, cord magick,
talismanic magick, or just in deciding what color you will wear to work in the morning or
surround yourself in your home. Blue is compassionate and has the ability to slow metabolism lower blood
pressure and heart rate. Green is environmental, soothing and calming. Red is energizing
and raises the blood pressure, pulse and even body temperature. Purple is royal. Yellow is joyous.
Unless your hateful Aunt's kitchen was yellow where she forced you to eat liver and onions!
Color work is an wonderful discipline. Study more than one school of thought on what each color
represents. And allow for contradictions.
Mixing complementary lights will produce white, as all three primaries will be present.
A mixture of complementary pigments will produce black.
PINK: Signifies: Woman. Healing, romantic or emotional love (rather than sexual), marriage,
romance, friendship, affections, unselfish emotions, spiritual healing, banishing hatred,
honor, morality, gentleness, trust, compassion, binding magick, girls, and flirtation.
ROSE RED: Signifies: The Ancestors. Deep affection of a non-sexual nature. Commitment, grace, familial love,
devotion, ancestral devotion, gratitude, motivation, beauty, perfection, optimistic, trustworthiness.
RED: Signifies: Mars, Fire and Tuesday. Masculinity, will, ego, strength, health, vigorous physical healing, vigor, lust, passion, physical
energy, danger, heart, courage, protection, shielding, zeal, zealtry, rage, fear, vitality, birth, death,
rebirth, long life, boundaries, nobility, importance, celebration, and creativity.
ORANGE: Signifies: Man. Also The Sun. General attraction, energy, assertiveness, endurance, encouragement, to
seal a spell, adaptability, stimulation, attraction, flamboyance, plenty, warmth, male energy,
self-sufficiency, kindness, and Aurumn.
YELLOW: Signifies: The Sun, Air and Sunday. (Also Mercury) Intellect, communication, eloquence, travel, happiness,
success, self esteem, attraction, persuasion, charm, mental healing knowledge, learning,
wisdom, concentration, confidence, joy, comfort, sympathy, and Summer.
GREENISH-YELLOW: Signifies: Sickness, jealousy, cowardice, anger, distrust, painfully suspicious,
intolerance, having morbid fear of rivalry, weaving worlds within one's head, apprehensive,
anxious, and discord.
LIGHT GREEN: Signifies: Venus. Use to improve the weather, environment, new growth, movement, hope,
fast luck, immense possibilities, uplifting, a baptism, overcoming fear, grace in one's old age
GREEN: Signifies: Venus, Earth (element) and Friday. Prosperity, good fortune, employment,
fertility, prolonged physical healing, growth, nurturing love, finance, agriculture, regeneration,
success, charity, ambition, counteracts greed and jealousy.
MINT GREEN : Signifies: Financial gain (used w/gold or silver), hospitality, rejuvenation,
invigoration, sanitization, to find your voice, clear the air, banish pests, harvest, calm,
releasing old patterns, letting go the pressure or pain, conquering impotence.
LIGHT BLUE: The Sky. Signifies: Healing, peace, psychicism, insight, visions, patience, happiness,
inner peace, friendship, tranquility, understanding, protection of home, children,
boys, protection of new buildings and winter.
BLUE: Signifies: Mercury, Water and Wednesday. Tranquility, understanding, patience, emotional
health, truth, idealism, sincerity, honor, aristocracy, loyalty, peace, wisdom, compassion,
protection during sleep, astral projection
DARK BLUE: Signifies: The Sea. sociablity, impulsivemess, depression, sadness, changeability,
taboos, contemplation, to create confusion (use with white or you will confuse yourself)
and the subconscious mind.
INDIGO: Signifies: Fierce healing, deep relaxation, deep restful sleep, heals wounded pride,
broken bones, legal affairs, social standing, importance, royalty, nobility, self-worth and perception.
PURPLE: Signifies: Jupiter, Air and Thursday. Calling the power of the Ancient Ones, heredity,
royalty, courage, sigils/runes, oaths, luxury, government, pretentious prose, equality,
VIOLET: Signifies: Power, sanctity, sentimentality, tension, sadness, amplification
of other energies. wisdom, high ideals, spiritual protection and healing, psychic ability,
protective energy, healing severe disease, spirituality, meditation, religion, tension,
ambition, magickal power, and psychic awareness. Expansion or growth in all forms
(love, healing, wealth, etc.), changes, impulsiveness.
SILVER: Signifies: The Goddess. Empathy, dreams, purity, reflection, faith, trust, humanity, art,
white gold, magick, treasure, values, female energy, strong confidence, and the unconscious mind.
GOLD: Signifies: The God. (Also Sun) Generosity, prosperity, sun-magick, male energy, wealth, financial
wisdom, attracting happiness, activity, intelligence, transformation, transforming the psyche,
physical, mental & spiritual perfection, wholeness, wisdom, excellence, majesty and conscious mind.
BLACK: Signifies: Saturn, (all elements) and Saturday. Negation without reflecting, unlocking when
stuck, banishing evil or negativity, change, release, reversal, uncrossing, renewal, chaos,
night, mystery, death, shadows, magick, confusion, protection, returning to sender,
divination and mourning.
WHITE: Signifies: The Moon, Water and Monday. Femininity, Protection, purification, potential, unity, truth,
sincerity, precision, consecration, meditation, divination, exorcism, the full moon, healing,
peace, spiritual strength, may be substituted for any other color.
GRAY: Signifies: Balance, neutrality, the middle, stability, the mind, identity, loss, like slate or a chalkboard,
gray is used in erasing, canceling, neutralizing, a return to the universe without repercussion,
a softer shade of mourning, and modesty.
BROWN: Signifies: The Earth (planet). Grounding, trees, health, concentration, telepathy, comfort, security,
homeland, centering, hesitation, uncertainty, neutrality, invoking earth powers, finding lost
objects, protecting familiars, pets, and animals,
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© 2004-2012 Ardriana Cahill
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