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A symbol of mystery, negative energy, chaos, creation, or death
depending on how it is used. Somberness, the unknown, night,
fear, the womb comfort, evil, loss, discord, confusion. High
understanding in a quiet way. Formality and convention. Dignity
without false pride, commanding respect. Dynamic, enabling the
driving home of facts and purposes emphatically. Strength. Gloom.
It's positive aspects include protection, birth, and magic.
It's negative aspects can indicate secretiveness, sacrifice,
and it can be harmful if negative intent or restrictive intent
is behind it. Black relates to the West, and to death. Can induce
hate or malice or hold other negative connotations when in a
contrary nature so caution as to emotional state is of importance
when working with it. It can reflect fears of the unknown and
magnify them. In its creative nature, it is the pitch
blackness of the womb and the light we first see is stepping
into a new dimension. Spiritually it is symbolic of our canvas
for our next creation
what are we longing to create or
do or achieve?
Represents the separation of the dimensions and the worlds traversed
by the shaman; spirituality or one's pathwalk. Energies of blue
include relationships to the womb, protection, spirituality,
truth, sensitivity mixed with fervor, eagerness to do the right
thing. Devotion, good friendships but formally so; self-sufficiency,
aloof nature that is "cooler". Cooperative natures.
Business, social, and educational energies and thinking. Positive
aspects are happiness, calm, and truth. Negative connotations
are depression and loneliness. Blue represents the North, religious
feeling, fervor and sensitivity, devotion, formality, self-sufficiency,
cooperativeness, motivation, and contemplation.
represents dedication to noble causes, unselfishness, and spiritual
attunement. It leans toward foregoing the world and dedication
to noble causes. Often a token of unselfish focus and spiritual
interests. Leans toward foregoing the world and dedication to
noble causes. Token of unselfish focus and spiritual interests.
represents faithfulness, trust, consistency of purpose, strength,
reliability, and self-sufficiency in a cooperative way.
represent devotion, affection, helpfulness, can be moody, and
one who sees outlets for ideals by helping others. Leans less
to devotion and more to affection. Outlets for ideals by helping
others. Occasional moodiness.
*Toward Black or Brown there is a
tendency toward morbidity or selfishness.
*Toward Grey we find uncertainty
*Toward Green there is often an impetuous
nature (turquoise). Traditionally the response tends to be of
the all-encompassing womb, a feeling of protection, and spirituality.
holds moodiness with ranges from azure to that of midnight skies,
inconsistent *shades*, from deep depression to high aspiration
presents us with tranquility, understanding, patience, and health.
relates to impulsiveness, depression, and changeability.
Hearth and home, earth energies, happiness in the home, hesitation,
uncertainty, neutrality. Firmness, definition, grounding, plain
and practical in nature. Plodding to success, solidity, plain-spoken
honesty, can cloud matters if going muddy. If dull and reddish
it betokens sensual trends. Medium brown shows a grasping personality.
indicates an irascible, fault-finding temper. Positive: grounded,
new growth. Negative: lack of discrimination.
Reflects the good, purity, positive aspects of the way it is
used. Symbolic of the Sun. The traditional response to gold
has been one of richness, abundance, and self-confidence. Attracts
personal success. Reflects the good, purity, positive aspects
of the way it is used.
Represents growth and good health or healing. Fertility, regeneration,
renewal, active energy, money, luck. Nature, adaptable to circumstances,
sympathetic, sentimental, companionship, slow to anger, restrained
in action, firm and immutable as nature itself. Power that grows
slowly but is formidable. Friendly and determined. Conformist
nature, but in unique ways. Positive: growth, healing, abundance.
Negative: uncertain, miserly, greed. Represents growth and good
health or healing.
Is a strong and rich hue. It is the most volatile expression
of this color. It raises adaptability to the status of adventure
with powerful vibrations of vigor. Lends the ability to make
the most of situations in forthright and indomitable ways that
will sway sentiment and sympathy. Adventure and vigor.
Is weak, and lends to avoidance of issues, the seeking of excuses.
Evasive, unable to express or help in a given situation, and
Is happier, hopeful, pleasing, striving for the sympathy that
characterizes green itself but is overly sentimental. *Sea green:
Carries strength, but also envy, cunning, and defeats its own
Sickness, discord, cowardice, anger, jealousy and instability.
Overly smart. Traditional response is fertility, regeneration,
renewal of springtime, active, and increased money.
Symbol of the Void of Spirit.
The physical and spiritual center where positive and negative
energies are balanced or held at bay. Cancellation, neutrality,
stalemate. Uncertainty, fear to false bravado to selfishness.
Strict conformity with self-effacing results, biding time before
pressing interests at the expense of others. With a silver tinge
it becomes stronger, more constant, gaining finer qualities.
Positive: initiation, imagination. Negative: imbalance, secretiveness.
Light grey is fear, medium grey
is false bravado, and dark grey is dangerously selfish, or accomplishment
at the expense of others. Silver grey is fine quality, consistency.
Heavy grey is depression. Greenish grey indicates deceit.
Attraction, heat, pulling influences, encouragement, adaptability,
stimulation. A color of high aspiration, pride, self-sufficiency.
Direct manner and approach brings impressive appearances of
strength. Symbol of courage,
facing challenges, the energy of the mind. High-minded aspirations,
intelligence, restrained, social, popularity, overcoming opposition,
inventive abilities, contentment, confidence, ability to recognize
limitations, intelligence, and logic. Positive: warmth, joy,
creativity. Negative: pride, agitation, worry.
reflects pride and ambition. The traditional response is attraction,
heat, drawing, or pulling forces. Symbol of courage, facing
challenges, the energy of the mind.
Represents the enlightenment
and attainment of wisdom received from Spirit. Regal authority,
command, mystical command, passion of a spiritual nature, tension,
ambition, business progress, power. Royalty, pomp and ceremony
predominate. Swayed by success, high-achievers, gratification
of superiority. Prestige and power and living up to it.
Mixture of devotion and affection. Grandeur, importance, high
ideals, ritual, self-esteem. Vanity, avoid criticism, perfectionist,
literary, art, drama, imagination, creative, mystic.
Mild in nature, sweetness, precious and precise manners. Self-centered
and intense to the point of exacting. Willingness to overlook
small things in favor of larger goals. Affectation, sweet, precise,
self-centered, intensive, exacting.
royal authority, mystical command, ceremony, success, superiority.
Regal authority, command, mystical command, passion of a spiritual
nature, tension, ambition, business progress, power. Royalty,
pomp and ceremony predominate. Swayed by success, high-achievers,
gratification of superiority. Prestige and power and living
up to it.
Drawn to earth, show-off importance. Practical as well as pompous
nature. Down to earth attitudes. Ability to couple lofty notions
with practical results. Showing off.
Grandeur and importance, high ideals (can be overly so), ritual
vs. devotion. Pronounced self-esteem and influence over others;
vanity can be undoing. Avoidance of criticism; idealistic to
the point of perfectionism; soothing and harmonious for meditation.
Literary, artistic, dramatic abilities. Highly imaginative,
increased self-satisfaction, conceit if on the negative tint.
Yearning for the mystical, twilight times, transitions, and
turning fantasy into reality. Positive: alchemy, humility, spirit.
Negative: obsession, misunderstood.
Passion, sexual love, strength, anger, health, vigor, bravery,
revenge, exhilaration. Symbol of danger dependent upon how it
is used. Symbol of blood and if it is red earth it is seen as
sacred to Mother Earth. Can also represent sacrifice. Red is
the most forceful of colors, containing a constantly active
urge. It does not necessarily denote a headstrong nature as
it can be cool and calculating as well as vigorous. It represents
virility, challenge, primitive urges, brute force, heroes and
heroines, reflection of one's nature magnified. Positive: sex,
passion, strength. Negative: anger, aggression, impulse. Force,
triumph, success, east, life, protective force. The traditional
response has been one of passion, sex, strength, and anger.
Exhilaration and capable of setting in motion turbulent energy
forces and should be used with caution. Symbol of passion, anger,
or danger dependent upon how it is used. Symbol of blood and
if it is red earth it is seen as sacred to Mother Earth. Can
also represent sacrifice.
Is a deeper hue reflecting stamina and strength, purpose, restraint,
a fighting spirit in the face of adversity. If it leans to the
brownish tones it reflects mundane affairs and selfish actions.
Is optimistic, go-getter traits. Challenging and competitive
in nature, eager for success or championing a cause. Action
and aggression on intellectual levels, higher achievements.
Ability to sway opinion. Affectionate disposition.
Is impassioned and attraction but often tied to spite. Sudden
bursts of temper, actions that lack purpose, restlessness, superficial
attitudes or views, selfish urges, vivacious too. Scarlet is
passion of like to hate, temper, superficial, selfishness, noble
Reflects perfect love, platonic love, friendship and family
(passion of red and purity of white), honor, morality. Love
over mere affection, willingness to serve and help others, softened
natures, delicate and easily hurt but with quick recovery.
is service, easily hurt; perfect love without sexual connotations,
plutonic love, true love. *Rose is affection. *The darker the
hue to brown or black the more negative energy must be controlled.
The lighter the hue the more loving and humane. Bright is buoyant
and dull is glumness. Care needed to control anger and passion.
Represents the spiritual aspects
of a given situation or use.
Serenity, peace, calmness, purity, sincerity, neutrality, fastidiousness,
caution for details and manners. Understanding of others. Compassion.
Sincere, fair, can be overly critical. Positive: purity, sharing,
truth. Negative: scattered, overextended. Symbol of purity,
Spirit, that which is good.
happiness, well-being, healing, courage, attraction, persuasion,
confidence, strength, intellectuality, dispels evil, scientific
minds, artistry. Wisdom restrained by caution. Creativity, retiring
natures, wishful thinking, timidity toward risk-taking if pale
in hue. Dull yellow is selfish, introspective to a fault. Brownish
hue brings a muddy feeling to bear. Symbol of courage, strength,
peace, contentment, or challenge depending on how it is used.
Riches, abundance, self-confidence, personal success, confidence,
charm. Positive: communication, optimism, inspiration. Negative:
needing clarification, over-criticalness.
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