colors of our earth

Candle color meanings

The burning of candles for spiritual purposes is a practice that dates back to ancient times. For as long as there have been candles, there were people who believed that a lit candle can connect the physical world with the spiritual realm. To these people, fire and flame are representations of the spark of creation. To light a candle is to illuminate the self.

Individuals accepting these beliefs use the burning light of candles to unfold their divine potential. What follows is an examination of these beliefs and the meaning behind illuminated candles combined with prayer and meditation. This examination will of course include a look into the significance and meaning of candle colors.

White Candles

The white candle represents the highest level of consciousness. Burning a white candle in conjointment with a meditative state is to seek protection, healing and purification. White represents truth, unity, harmony, and wholeness of spirit. The user who burns a white candle is invoking lunar energy. Since all colors are derived from pure white light, a white candle can be used as replacement for any other candle in many rituals.

Red Candles

The color red is firmly rooted in the physical world. The burning of red candles is said to put one in touch with the power of the flesh. Red represents temporal pleasures. It symbolizes passion and love as well as scorn and courage to stand up to one’s enemies. Red stimulates energy, vitality, fertility and personal power. Those who light a red candle are tapping into Scorpio energy. They seek love, respect, power magnetism and survival.

Yellow Candles

The color yellow exemplifies brainpower and intellect. He or she who lights a yellow candle is seeking to access the wisdom of the ages, and garner control over the full benefit of their own mental powers. Yellow embodies creativity, inspiration, concentration, logic, learning and action. The light of a yellow candle brings one closer to attaining the cheerfulness, endurance, stability and security they crave.

Blue Candles

Made from a primary spiritual color, blue candles are used in the examination of emotions (Saturn energy) and the attainment of calming wisdom and healing sleep. There are many shades of blue. Burning a dark blue candle promotes joy and laughter. Dark blue influences dreams and emotions. Royal blue signifies loyalty and fealty. Royal blue stirs the spiritual self and this color of candle is invoked by seekers of truth. Light blue is another very spiritual color. Light blue candles radiate Aquarian energy (calm waters) and are ideal for pursuing inspirational meditations. Those who light a blue candle are seeking truth, harmony and guidance while amplifying their creativity and perception.

Green Candles

Green is the color of success and abundance. This meaning can be traced back through the ages to when prosperity meant a bountiful harvest. Light a green candle when you want to mediate and reflect on nature, growth, healing and the good luck that makes finding employment or business success possible.

Black Candles

The burning of a black candle is serious business. This is done when one wants to neutralize negative energies. The color black offers protection from illness, evil and the negative energy cast upon you from outside forces. The black candle is also burned to harness the healing energy of the universe.

Pink Candles

The color pink manifests love, devotion, friendship and faith. Putting a flame to a pink candle means that the devotee is interested in forming a partnership or is possibly seeking affection or perhaps emotional healing. The color of universal love, pink represents the purest form of love – unconditional and enduring. Pink candles are used in rituals to attract attention or achieve some other joyful purpose.

Orange Candles

The great portrait artists of the Middle Ages understood well the power of orange. Orange is the color of sudden change. It confers upon those who dare to wear it, a form of super-power. Few people today (including royalty) possess the boldness required to put on orange garments. To this end, the act of burning an orange candle is an aggressive move. One would do so to effect instant and profound change. The lighting of orange candles is suitable for rituals occurring on the eve of weddings or important business meetings.

Purple Candles

Students of esoterism believe that purple candles have the power to cancel out the negative effects of bad karma. Ancient wisdom holds that the color purple is associated with the third eye. Burning a purple candle can enhance psychic powers. The color has a meaning steeped in meditation, divination and hidden knowledge. Those who burn purple candles do so to expand upon what they already have. They may also wish to obtain spiritual protection, find recognition, or seek reconciliation with something that exists in the realm of the spirits.

Brown Candles

Brown is the color of our Earth. This color represents above all things balance and a firm connection to the land. The individual who supplicates in the presence of a burning brown candle is sending a message to the universe that they respect the dignity and solemnity of mother Earth (they are well-grounded), and that they acknowledge the delicate balance of all things living on this Earth. Brown candles are used in rituals to regain balance, seek refuge from chaos, eliminate indecisiveness, find lost items and develop meaningful friendships.

Gray Candles

Gray is a neutral color. It is useful to the practitioner when meditating on complex issues. The gray candle has the power to offset negative influences without repercussions. The gray candle is used in the same manner that charcoal is used to flush poisons from the body.

Gold Candles

The gold candle is burned by the votary to achieve enlightenment. This is because the color gold emblemizes light in its purest form. Gold is the very symbol of good fortune. It represents money, success, protection and victory over our troubles. The burning of a gold candle enhances communication with the universe as it attracts positive cosmic influences. Gold candles are recommended for use in rituals undertaken to gain personal power or fortune.

Highly spiritual believers hold that a candle flame can create a passageway that will enable prayers and petitions to be more easily received by such powers from which help is being sought. For these supporters of the faith, the deep meaning of candle color is what enables them to focus and meditate on their goals, objectives, problems and their ultimate solutions.

shootingandmissing  asked:

What are some good names for characters on a different planet, that is similar to our Earth, but the "other" earth is more colorful?

For a more colourful planet you say? Hmmm, I certainly think nothing bland or ordinary, but nothing too bizarre and unpronounceable.



Perhaps consider unisex names or “traditionally female” names for males or vice-versa, because fuck gender stereotypes and norms! :D
Then that creates a cooler, more colourful, relaxed society, in which people really embrace their inner selves. But that’s just my opinion, of course!

(⌒▽⌒) hope that helped!

Colors of Earth

When we think of our globe from a distance, we generally visualize two colors: blue and green. Water and land. Mostly water, consequently, our planet’s nickname of the blue marble.

Traveling around the globe every 90 minutes covering millions of miles with a focused lens on our beautiful planet from 250 miles above, I’ve captured many beautiful colors beyond blue and green that showcase Earth in new and interesting ways. Some colors are indicative of nature like desert sands and weather like snow. Other colors tell stories of Earth’s climate in bright splashes of yellows and greens of pollen and muted grey tones and clouded filters of pollution.

Blue and green still remain vivid and beautiful colors on Earth from the vantage point of the International Space Station, but here are some other colors that have caught my eye from my orbital perspective.

African violet

Bahamas blues

Tropical in Africa

Yellow desert

Orange in Egypt

Red surprise 

Snow white 

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Her eyes.
They captured your attention.
Her eyes could tell a story without words being said.
It was as if her eyes were a blackhole, they sucked you in without any effort behind it.
And the mixture of colors almost resembled our earth.
There was a warmth in her eyes.
And I built my home in them.
Her eyes were so sweet and innocent.
And I swear if you looked closely.
You could see the stars in her eyes.
The way she would express stories and emotions through soft and delicate movements.
You could feel the energy.
And I found the universe in her eyes.


Viewing the Earth from space celebrates 70 years

“By traveling to greater distances, an entire hemisphere of Earth could be photographed at once. Traveling to the Moon enabled the first color photo of Earth seen rising over the limb of our natural satellite… while departing under just the right lighting conditions enabled the first color photo of the fully illuminated Earth to be taken.”

Can you believe it’s been 70 years since humanity first began exploring our own planet from space? It’s the best way to view clouds, weather patterns, sea ice, deforestation and all sorts of other phenomena that change the way our planet looks over time. As camera and satellite technology has gotten better and better, we can now – from low-Earth orbit – view the entire globe at resolutions of just a few meters per pixel. Meanwhile our most distant satellites are now good enough that they can make out the size, shape and phase of the Earth, including the Moon as well, from tens of millions of miles away.

Go get the full story, and an amazing video, over on Forbes today!


“I used to think one day,
we’d tell the story of us..”

Hi everyone, 

my name is Vilma (tayloruniverse) and the brunette girl in the pictures with me is my best friend Julia (beautiful-in-battle). We’re both huge Swifties and Julia was actually the one who introduced me to taylorswift. :-) Why would you care? Because this is an unbelievable story of us and how all the things from our history led to this day. And because no one else is not going to tell it I am and don’t worry. This is not a sad story.

The thing how we met each other is totally crazy. I never knew from our first talk that we would be best friends about a year later. We met on the internet. We both love Harry Potter and we were on the same girls’ website where people were talking, playing games and rinternet oleplaying. We were both into internet roleplaying and we both roleplayed in Harry Potter roleplaying games there. First Julia - or like I say: Julu - was just one roleplayer in many. Then we started roleplaying more and more in the same games. Suddenly we had this one basic group in every Harry Potter roleplaying game. The last Harry Potter movie was soon coming out and we started planning on going as a group to watch it together. 

That time was incredibly difficult and hard for me. I as bullied in school and I barely had any friends. Julu and all the internet friends were the only ones I had. The idea of meeting them.. I felt so happy and I was so excited. That meant I could have more friends in real life. That time the Story Of Us music video came out and I remember when Julu send the link of the music video. She messaged me: “LOOK AT TAYLOR! SHE LOOKS LIKE A HUFFLEPUFF GIRL IN HOGWARTS LIBRARY!” but I didin’t know who Taylor was. After a little while I searched for the song again and oh my god. I don’t remember why but the song just hit me and I cried and started loving Taylor like Julu already loved her.

“How we met
and sparks fly instatly..”

After a while our Harry Potter roleplayers group decided to go together and watch the movie when it comes (came) out. Anyway first we had to buy the movie tickets and in Helsinki we had to stand in line for them in the early summer morning and we did.

So we met for the first time on June 21st 2011.

That morning was crazy. I was so nervous of meeting Julu and few other girls and I remember standing in the line, waiting for them and thinking everything. What if we don’t recognize each other? What if they hate me? I was nervous because I was only 11 years old (almost 12) and they were 13-year-old (almost 14). I was wearing like a Hogwarts school uniform on the line and waiting for the girls. God I was nervous. And then they came. I knew who Julu was right away. She was smiling so big and I started smiling. All my fears just flushed away and everything was so smooth. Even we didn’t know each other so well.. I knew I was going to be good friends with her. This is a person I want to know better, I thought.

We got the tickets and we went to the premiere on July 13th. I sat next to Julu and we were crying together. She gave me a Hello Kitty tissue and hugged me and you know who is a good friend when in the 2nd meeting you’re like a big ball of tears and snot. That’s what we were.

We had met 2 times but we were really good friends already. On July 13th after the movie I went back to my family’s summer cottage and I called Julu that night. My mom had never seen her but it was okay for her that I go to her house for a sleepover on July 19th. That’s what we planned. And that sleepover was golden. It was so good and I had so much fun. We started listening Taylor together and I think Taylor was one of the most important things brining us closer to each other.

“Everything I need is
right here by my side..”

Throught the days, months and now years I got to know more of Julu’s friends and I got more confidence from her. Julu just kept looking more gorgeous everyday and we became more and more closer. More and more best friends. I changed my school to go to 7th grade and I introduced Julu to my two other close friends, Eveliina (hellomissdreamer) and Emmy (wiggle-at-a-funeral). We became the ultimate bff-group. Suddenly I had 3 best friends who were always willing to help me and after changing school I wasn’t bullied.

I always wanted a big sister when I was younger. I lied to my many friends that I had one. After meeting Julu I think found my missing sister. So I wasn’t lying? Many people these days (who don’t know us) who see us together ask are we sisters. We usually say yes because we’re not actually lying. We have two years between us. Julu was born on August 1st in 1997 and I was born on September 11th in 1999. We can look very similar but not too much. (You should see Julia next to her big sister Sohvu… THEY’RE LIKE TWINS.)

When Red came out Julu was in Londond and she bought it to me. We listened the album together in my room and she promised that we’re gonna see Taylor together one day. It took a year.. Then Taylor announced that she is coming to London. We did. My parents didn’t like the idea of me going to Londond without them but they said yes. So.. Last year we went to London together (with Julu’s sister and her sister’s girlfriend with us) to see Taylor there. We flew from Finland to London and had the best 5 days of our lives there. We saw Taylor at the O2 Arena and cried, danced and laughed and damn we screamed to much that we barely had voices the next day!

“And I don’t try to hide my tears.
The secrets or my deepest fears..”

I remember watching Speak Now World Tour dvd one night at my house when Julu was here with me. We talked and sang and did the same thing that we would do if we were at the concert. I said to Julu that I wanted to meet Taylor so badly that it hurts and I told her something else too (wish I could remember what excatly). She hugged me and like a big sister she said:

“We will, Vilma. One day we’ll meet her and we will be together then.”

Those words were so convincing and I knew she was talking the truth because we will meet her someday. It wasn’t on Red Tour. Maybe it’s on this tour but maybe it’s not. Many tours are still coming and we’re here to wait. Now we’re coming to Amsterdam together to see Taylor, the show and the beautiful Amsterdam. 

Now you’re thinking.. what makes our story so special?

The magical day June 21st. The day we met in 2011. I was almost 4 years ago and I can’t believe I’ve been next to Julu just for 4 years. It feels like we’ve been here for each other like.. forever! But anyway. We met on June 21st in Helsinki outside a movie theather called Tennispalatsi (eng. Tennis palace) in 2011. If we haven’t been together on our meeting anniversary we’ve always called, texted or posted something on social media to honor that day.

You want to hear where we will be this year? In Amsterdam. Seeing Taylor Swift live for the second time together. First we will be outside Ziggo Dome like we were outside the movie theater four years ago and then we’re going in and party like the hell is on earth. We have our simple and colorful outfits ready, we’re ready and our signs are almost ready.. WE ARE READY.

Taylor is performing in Amsterdam on our anniversary!!!!!!!!!

There could never ever ever be a better anniversary than this is going to be! Only 3 days to that and we have never been more excited than we are right now. Tomorrow we’re leaving Finland behind (for 4 days) and heading to Amsterdam with our 3 other friends and this is gonna be just awesome.

Julu is really like the best friend/big sister/true family member to me and I’m happy if you read this post. From the outside of a Finnish movie theater we’re soon there.. Outside Ziggo Dome Arena in Amsterdam.. We’ve come a long way and this is really just the beginning of our journey together. I hope Julu knows how much I love her and how happy I am to continue this life with her. She has heard and lived all the bad times with me but the good times came too and she has always been holding my hand and going forward if I was falling down and I was too tired to try.

“When I’m with anybody else
it’s so hard to be myself.
Only you can tell… “

Life hasn’t given me the easiest and the best cards but it gave me the best people. Julu is one of them. She should have a golden tiara on top of her head so people would know how golden she is. This girl likes to party and she is fun, caring and understanding. She is truly beautiful inside and out.

It’s a great honor to be her friend. I’m not usually lucky but I was lucky to meet her and she is a thing I’m never letting go even if I was forced to leave her. She hasn’t left me and won’t do that to her. Luckily I don’t have to. ♥

Thank you for reading. We just wanted to share this story.
Now you know that incredible things happen.

Not everyone has their Best Friend Anniversary Party at Taylor Swift’s concert.

Vilma and Julia

we start colorful 

dashing curs around our eyes 

barefoot on the grass 

mother earth on our minds

we start in fantasy 

this beauty that lyes between 

we knew how to become the seam to tie these realities together

we were the weather 

all in unity 

all invested in love and beauty 

but then a cloud arose in her sky that was not ours 

and it lowered its disastrous smoke 

we coughed on this foreign object 

it coated our lungs in red 

and forced us to breathe through them 

it fried our eye so we could not see our World

only what was behind the layer reality  

it covered the land 

and strangled us until we Fell 

and we woke up untouched by the beauty we once had known

Under, Beneath, and Within

Under the green tops of trees
and beneath their branches;

Under the green mosses
and beneath the stones,

Stretching, networks of roots,
absorbing waters
from the soils,
beneath the green

grass you lay observantly,
within the green of your eyes
I’ve mapped
a network of stars,
the very roots,
that reach for mine.

Within the green of our Mother Earth,
we feed one another,
colors from our souls.

Poetryriotprompt- beneath the green