Hi there everyone!
Colour means so much to us. Even those of us who wear mostly black (don’t judge me), we all have our different meanings from colours. There are even different shades of black (which makes it difficult to actually match black with black).
But I digress. This is about colour and colour in the tarot and our various other endeavors. Mostly my thoughts on this though. I’m not a professional with colour. I go by what I have learned over the years.
Let’s start in rainbow order; R.O.Y. G. B.I.V. (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet)
Red is the first colour we come across when we are going through a spectrum. Well, the first VISIBLE colour we see. It is a primary and very much basic colour. The easiest to work with. You will find that most of your basic instincts and primitive mind and material things tend to come from this colour. Your needs like finding shelter, food, and occasionally sex (reproduction really) are things that red is in charge of. In the chakra chart, you will find red to be your base chakra. It is located in your genital region and can sometimes seem to grow roots towards the Earth. This is not always stagnation, but it can get that way if not messed with frequently. Red is our passion, our livelihood, and life. It is the beginning and also an end of sorts.
Orange is the second colour on the spectrum. I always have difficult with this colour because it tends to be a strange mixture of red and yellow (as green is yellow and blue, and so on). Colours like this are more like hybrid colours. Orange is a colour of contentment. It is peaceful, but at the same time tumultuous because of it’s hint of red. There are passions here, but these are typicall things that are not as easy to get (you could say this colour is “hard to pin down” or “hard to handle”). There is some joy in this. The red in this colour gives you creativity. It hooks into your mind and allows you to feel the passion and harness it for whatever your purpose is!
Yellow is the third colour on the spectrum. This one is easy. Happiness and delight. Pleasures will come to you with yellow in your life. It is a colour of triumph and no longer being held back. The two colours before it have gotten you to this colour. You can feel it after you have achieved your primary concerns (red) and when you have harnessed your creativity (orange). It is pure. The only unfortunate part is that it is very bright (I’m a goth. I don’t say “darkest blessings” for nothing. Yellow is not my colour. lol, Even if I have it in my life).
Green is the fourth colour on the spectrum. Lots of people assume that green is a healing colour. And in it’s own way, it is. It also brings material wealth to you. Green is the colour of money after all (although not in every country, of course). You can spread positive wealth energy by decorating in green. You can even spread positive weather (or negative, if you’re just that way. lol) with this colour. Imagine the wind with a green hue and you can feel the wonderful breeze on your face (YMMV).
Blue is the fifth colour on the spectrum. This colour is very misunderstood. It has been noted to be a colour of sadness and the feeling of “being blue.” I feel that this colour is related to pain and healing. One cannot progress further unless one has healed a bit (“physician, heal thyself” from Luke 4:23. I don’t read the bible or anything, but I can appreciate a good quote. I am very much a person of a variety of interests). Blue is linked to your throat chakra so it is very much a mouthpiece. With a lot of blue, one can become overly chatty (I have a very blue aura so I talk/rant a lot. Trust me) or just an over sharer (again, me). Blue is how we create our worlds with our words and encourage others.
Indigo is the next colour, the sixth even. You could refer to it as your “sixth sense,” as it is a psychic colour. This is a very powerful and potent colour to work with. When you embrace this colour you embrace a world that was probably unknown to you before. Some people have always been open to this world. These people are usually called Indigo Children. There are many of these nowadays. You can kind of tell. They are different, they work off of their feelings and their empathy. This is an entirely different story anyway. Perhaps I’ll write more on it at some point. If you surround yourself in indigo, you will improve the way you are able to see or feel psychically. This colour can command the other colours below it. It is that potent.
Violet is the final colour of the seven shades of the rainbow spectrum. This is your spiritual purpose. You will find what you need within this colour. Your faith, your being… Everything. Even if you lack faith of some kind, that is a form of faith. It is impossible to not have some form of faith. Even Nihilists, who have believe that nothing will ever happen and everything is pointless have faith in something (faith in nothing).
Then we have our three value colours: White, Grey, and Black.
Black is a grounding colour. It is there to dispel any form of negativity. It is seen as a negative thing by many people, but I believe it is misunderstood. We just need to learn how to utilize this colour. Use this colour to empower yourself and protect.
White is your all-purpose colour. You can use it for pretty much anything. Most tealights come in white, so it is good to get those if you work with candle magic. Quartz, which is clear, has smattering of white where it has cracked or formed, and it is seen as a very valuable resource. White is kind and giving. With white, you know you are doing the right thing.
Grey is your final colour. It is a mixture of both black and white. It shows that you have experience in both and can work with either colour equally. It is a balance. This colour can be used when working pathways, though it can be difficult to acquire candles in this colour (difficult but not impossible). Grey is an amazing colour to work with. It is a colour of nature (not to be confused by green, of course. They have very similar ways of working together). Let this force help you every day. It is not negative.
That’s what I’ve got for now!
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