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“People sometimes end up in confused arguments about what words 'really' mean. Just because one meaning of a word is older than others, this doesn't make it the 'real' meaning of that word, and you would find yourself in all sorts of trouble if you tried to enforce this line. For instance, in Old English, 'man' meant 'human being', irrespective of sex and age, but I doubt (m)any adult women would use this as grounds to use the 'Men's' room at a movie theatre. Similarly, 'meat' originally meant '(solid) food in general', but this meaning is now wholly lost. Most linguists find the notion of 'real meaning' unhelpful. Instead, they find it more useful to talk about what is conventionally implied by a word when it is used, what other words it frequently occurs with, and what it implies when it is used in different conversational contexts.”—
Introducing Sociolinguistics by Miriam Meyerhoff, 2nd ed.
This is so relevant to conversations about slurs, and about the ‘real’ definitions of sexism and racism.
Aura Colors and their Meanings
Lady Aluric here! Now I want to say up front that aura colors mean something different for each person who can see them. As someone who can see them I know that all people have a baseline color (mine is a clear bright red and Lady Cael is emerald green) but it changes depending on the emotion that’s strongest. My aura seeing even goes into words, letters and numbers. Each has a unique color to me. This site is closet to my person views or at least makes sense with what I see.
RED AURA COLOR MEANING: Relates to the physical body, hart or circulation. The densest color, it creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or unforgiveness; anxiety or nervousness
Deep Red: Grounded, realistic, active, strong will-power, survival-oriented.
Muddied red: Anger (repelling)
Clear red: Powerful, energetic, competitive, sexual, passionate
Pink-bright and light: Loving, tender, sensitive, sensual, artistic, affection, purity, compassion; new or revieved romantic relationship. Can indicate clairaudience.
Dark and murky pink: Immature and/or dishonest nature
Orange Red: Confidence, creative power
In a good, bright and pure state, red energy can serve as a healthy ego.
ORANGE AURA COLOR: Relates to reproductive organs and emotions. The color of vitality, vigor, good health and excitement. Lots of energy and stamina, creative, productive, adventurous, courageous, outgoing social nature; currently experiencing stress related to apetites and addictions;
Orange-Yellow: Creative, intelligent, detail oriented, perfectionist, scientific.
YELLOW AURA COLOR MEANING: Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going.
Light or pale yellow: Emerging psychic and spiritual awareness; optimism and hopefulness; positive excitement about new ideas.
Bright lemon-yellow: Struggling to maintain power and control in a personal or business relationship; fear of losing control, prestige, respect, and/or power.
Clear gold metallic, shiny and bright: Spiritual energy and power activated and awakened; an inspired person.
Dark brownish yellow or gold: A student, or one who is straining at studying; overly analitical to the point of feeling fatigued or stressed; trying to make up for “lost time” by learning everything all at once.
GREEN AURA COLOR MEANING: Relates to heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy color of nature. When seen in the aura this usually represents growth and balance, and most of all, something that leads to change. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social
Bright emerald green: A healer, also a love-centered person
Yellow-Green: Creative with heart, communicative
Dark or muddy forest green: Jealousy, resentment, feeling like a victim of the world; blaming self or others; insecurity and low self-esteem; lack of understanding personal responsibility; sensitive to perceived criticism
Turquoise: Relates to the immune system. Sensitive, compassionate, healer, therapist.
BLU AURA COLOR MEANING: Relates to the throat, thyroid. Cool, calm, and collected. Caring, loving, love to help others, sensitive, intuitive.
Soft blue: Peacefulness, clarity and communication; truthful; intuitive
Bright royal blue: Clairvoyant; highly spiritual nature; generous; on the right path; new opportunities are coming
Dark or muddy blue: Fear of the future; fear of self-expression; fear of facing or speaking the truth
INDIGO AURA COLOR MEANING: Relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland. Intuitive, sensitive, deep feeling.
VIOLET AURA COLOR MEANING: Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. The most sensitive and wisest of colors. This is the intuitive color in the aura, and reveals psychic power of attunement with self. Intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic, magical.
LAVENDER AURA COLOR MEANING: Imagination, visionary, daydreamer, etheric.
SILVER AURA COLOR MEANING: This is the color of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect to plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind.
Bright metallic silver: Receptive to new ideas; intuitive; nurturing
Dark and muddy gray: Residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body
GOLD AURA COLOR MEANING: The color of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. Protection, wisdom, inner knowledge, spiritual mind, intuitive thinker.
BLACK AURA COLOR MEANING: Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it. Usually indicates long-term unforgiveness (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entitities within a person’s aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries
WHITE AURA COLOR MEANING: Reflects other energy. A pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent, higher dimensions. Purity and truth; angelic qualities.
White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon
EARTH AURA COLORS: Soil, wood, mineral, plant. These colors display a love of the Earth, of being grounded and is seen in those who live and work on the outdoors….construction, farming, etc. These colors are important and are a good sign.
RAINBOWS: Rainbow-colored stripes, sticking out like sunbeams from the hand, head or body: A Reiki healer, or a starperson (someone who is in the first incarnation on Earth)
PASTELS: A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.
DIRTY BROWN OVERLAY: Holding on to energies. Insecurity.
DIRTY GRAY OVERLY: Blocking energies. Guardedness.
I haven’t seen all of these colors but I’ve been making more of an effort recently.
Divergent Characters Name Meangings
- Beatrice: "Voyager through life", "blessed"
- Caleb: "Devoted", "Faith", "Wholehearted"
- Natalie (Tris' Mother) : "Birthday" (refers to birth of Christ) "Chistmas"
- Andrew (Tris' Father): "Man, Warrior"
- Evelyn: comes from the irish name "Evlin" meaning "Beautiful, or Radiant"
- Tobias: "God is Good"
- Marcus: "Dedicated to Mars" (Mars being the roman god of war)
- Will (William): "Will, desire, protection", "Determined" or "Resolute"
- Christina: "Follower of Christ"
- Marlene: In german, blend of the names "Maria" "Star of the Sea" and "Magdalene" "from Magdala". (In honor of the saint)
- Lynn: "Ruddy- complected"also a surname meaning "lake," "waterfall" or "pool". Sometimes a diminutive in Spanish for "pretty".
- Peter: "Rock"
- Molly: "Star of the Sea" a name that branched off of Mary.
- Drew: "Wise"
- Edward: "Wealthy guard"
- Myra: "Myrrh"
- Jeanine: "God is Gracious"
- Eric: "Forever, or Alone" "Ruler"
- Tori: "Bird" also derived from "Victoria" which means "Victory".
- Zeke (Will's older brother): Comes from "Ezekiel" which means "Strength of God" also "Zachariah" which means "the Lord recalled"
- Fernando: "Adventurer"
- Cara: "Beloved friend"
- Johanna: "God is Gracious"
- Amanda: (before edith prior changed her name): "First to be loved, loveable"
- Edith: "Strife or Wealth"
- (I was unable to find a meaning for Al, since his name is a nickname)