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Colours

Everyone knows that different colours mean different things. Even if you know of something as simple as Pokemon, you have certain colours associated with certain things. In magic, this holds true and is actually very important. Today, I would like to explain the colours and associations in regards to magic.

 

Colours are used in various ceremonies, holidays, altars, spells, and more. Some choose to wear certain colours to help whatever they are working on, or to help them feel a certain way, or accomplish a certain goal. They have always had certain connotations and, without realizing it, many subconsciously go along with it without realizing why. Putting on red lipstick to up one's sex appeal, for instance, or painting a room yellow (or filling it with yellow decor) to feel happier.

 

The truth is, everything has energy. Colours have energies that people have picked up on and have thus grown to associate them with. Many people even pick a favourite colour based solely or partially on how that colour makes them feel, and not simply on how it looks!

 

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RED: Red is a high-energy colour. It's frequently associated with strong emotions (love, lust, anger, eating too much hot sauce, etc.). In magic, it's frequently used in regards to much the same types of things. Love, conflict, anger, etc. However, if you're having a problem with too much hot sauce, eat a banana, drink some milk, and tone down how much you use next time.
     Planet: Mars
     Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio
     Chakra: Root
     Element: Fire

 

ORANGE: Orange is primarily used for creativity, courage, justice, joy, opportunity, and even legal matters.
     Planet: Sun
     Zodiac: Leo, Sagittarius
     Chakra: Sacral
     Element: Fire

 

YELLOW: Doesn't this colour just make you happy inside? Yellow is used for happiness, optimism, intellect and energy - particularly a more masculine energy. Also, if you need help with physical travel, this is your colour.
     Planet: Mercury
     Zodiac: Taurus, Libra
     Chakra: Solar-Plexus
     Element: Air

 

GREEN: Wealth, abundance, prosperity, growth, fertility, and energy - particularly a more feminine energy.
     Planet: Venus, Mercury
     Zodiac: Aquarius, Cancer
     Chakra: Heart
     Element: Earth

 

BLUE: Communication, intuition, the subconscious, emotions, winning court cases and intellect.
     Planet: Jupiter, Moon, Neptune, Mercury, Uranus
     Zodiac: Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
     Chakra: Throat
     Element: Water

 

PINK: Romantic love, self care, emotional healing, friendship, and self love. It's similar to red, but a lot calmer.
     Planet: Venus
     Zodiac: Libra
     Chakra: N/A
     Element: N/A

 

PURPLE: Spirituality, psychic abilities, hidden knowledge, and wisdom.
     Planet: Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter
     Zodiac: Sagittarius, Gemini, Capricorn
     Chakra: Crown
     Element: N/A

 

BLACK: Protection, combating negativity, banishing negativity, and binding. It has an association with death and endings, but it is not an evil colour in the least. In fact, there is no such thing as an evil colour.
     Planet: Saturn
     Zodiac: Capricorn, Scorpio
     Chakra: N/A
     Element: N/A

 

WHITE: Purity and peace. Here's the thing though - this can be used as a placeholder or any other colour!
     Planet: Moon
     Zodiac: Pisces
     Chakra: Crown
     Element: N/A

 

SILVER: Dreams, intuition, lunar energy, and femininity.
     Planet: Moon
     Zodiac: N/A
     Chakra: N/A
     Element: N/A

 

GOLD: Power, ego, courage, success, popularity, fame, solar energy, and masculinity.
     Planet: Sun
     Zodiac: N/A
     Chakra: N/A
     Element: N/A



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Silver is probobly my favorite color, but gold is kinda up there too. Though I mostly like gold cause it's the color of shiny treasure!

 

Honestly though, I wouldn't use the word 'energy' in that context. It's kind of overused and vague. I would probobly use the word 'mana' instead. I know when people hear mana they often think of magic points form a game, but mana is actually a pretty cool word with a special subtle meaning. It's basically a special kind of power born of respect and reverence.

 

Personally I rather use a more old englishy word for it though. All due respect to the Polynesian people of course, I just think old englishy words are more fairy-like. One word that might work is 'wald'. It's a nice fairy-like word for it because it means both 'forest' and 'power/dominion'. Another word I like is 'dwim' which is kind of a made up singular shorting of 'dwimmer', and also sounds a lot like 'vim'.

 

Also, I spot a u! Are you British? Or maybe Canadian, I donno if they do that too. I live in America myself, when I am not hanging in fairyland anyway. :3

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3 hours ago, Kayzee said:

Also, I spot a u! Are you British? Or maybe Canadian, I donno if they do that too. I live in America myself, when I am not hanging in fairyland anyway. :3

I'm not, but my boyfriend is. Having said that, I'm not American either, even if I do live here. Hilariously enough, considering our annual Halloween costumes, I'm actually Norwegian!

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From what I remember, it is very nice. I haven't been there for a long time though. My family packed up and took off when I was like five. I've lived in Nordic America (that's just what I call the predominantly Nordic parts of North America haha) for the majority of my life, and now I'm too poor to move back. xD I might go back to Maine, though, in all honesty. Or I'll just stay in Minnesota. Oh, the possibilities.

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Hmmm...
Elements by color:
White: Life/Light, Plasma
Black: Death/Darkness, Void
Pink: Flames+Life Combo (red+white=pink)
Purple: Flames+Freeze Combo (red+cyan = purple)
Silver: Life+Death Combo (black+white=gray/silver)
Gold: Storms+Turbulence+Tremors Combo (yellow+green+clay=gold/brass)

Of course, this is using the Eight Elements (as I had learned), not the Prime Four:

Torrent, Storms, Tremors, Turbulence, Freeze, Flames, Death, Life.
(Water, Shock, Earth, Wind, Frost, Fire, Darkness, Light)

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I tend to use 10 or 11 elements divided into 3 or 4 cycles:

 

The Energy/Destruction Cycle: Fire, Ice, and Lightning

The Nature/Creation Cycle: Water, Wind, Earth

The Cosmic/Existence Cycle: Light, Dark, Law, Chaos

The Null/Nonexistence Cycle: Void

 

The cycles don't actually reflect on how weaknesses work much, that's much more ad hoc.

 

Also, other elements that don't really fit in: Plant/Wood (water+earth maybe?), Metal (fire+earth maybe?), Poison (may or may not be covered by plant), and about a billion others.

 

That's not even getting into the possible difference between 'elements' and 'damage types'. Like the Physical and Absorb elements in default RPG Maker are not really elements at all, are they? Then there is the old cut, stab, bash damage types....

 

But this is about colors not elements. The mix of colors reflecting a mix of elements is an interesting idea though. Really I usually think of earth as brownish but made it magenta so I could get every addictive and subtractive primary color, and the way they mix makes sense this way. Fire + Water = Earth makes some degree of sense, since lava and water combine to make rock or obsidian. Fire + Wind = Lightning also makes sense, and so does Water + Wind = Ice. Perhaps the exact algorithm should be that addictive primaries add, and subtractive primaries subtract? Or like how Quantum Chromodynamics has Antired, Antiblue, and Antigreen... Maybe this is getting too complex. :P

 

Edit: Oh no! I forgot about the tastiest element of them all! I was going to list it with the 'other elements' but it slipped my mind.

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