colour correspondences

Colors & Meanings
  • Yellow: Concentration,Happiness, Learning, Persuasion, Progress, Intellect
  • Orange: Action, Attraction, Stimulation, Self-Worth, Self-Expression, Success, Joy, Happiness
  • Red: Danger, Lust, Love, Strength, Health, Vitality, Courage, Anger, Passion, Desire, Leadership, Conflict
  • Pink: Affection, Friendship, Love, Partnership, Healing, Harmony, Compassion
  • Purple: Wisdom, Psychic Powers, Spirituality, Intuition, Meditation, Royalty, Independence, Divination, Knowledge
  • Blue: Truth, Understanding, Sincerity, Peace, Wisdom, Loyalty, Protection, Tranquility, Patience, Healing, Calming, Communication
  • Turquoise: Clarity, Cleansing
  • Green: Luck, Earth, Plants, Wealth, Success, Healing, Prosperty, Fertility, against greed and jealousy
  • Brown: Animals, Earth, Studies, Home, Stability, Grounding, Concentration
  • Black: Banishing, Protection, Shapeshifting
  • Grey: Balance, Neutrality, Stillness, Restrained
  • White: Healing, Peace, Purity, Consecration, Divination, Protection, Cleansing, Truth
  • Silver: The Moon,(Feminity,) Astral Energy, Intuition, Dreams, Meditation
  • Gold: The Sun,(Masculinity,) Wealth, Attraction, Happiness, Prosperty, Attraction, Luxury, Success
LGBT Percy Jackson Headcanons

-Trans girls are always accepted by Artemis into the Hunt

-Nico never actually says he’s gay, just makes it known by making out with Will in nearly every location possible

-Queer kids whose parents didn’t accept them are year round campers

-At first the Ares kids were a little wary of the LGBT community, but when a second year Ares camper comes out they become fiercely protective of them

-The Aphrodite kids are walking encyclopedias on all LGBT terms, and have a list with definitions in their cabin for questioning campers

-The Aphrodite kids also really like helping trans campers feel comfortable in their own skin

-Pansexual Piper

-Lesbian or Bi Reyna

-Asexual Thalia

-Apollo kids (being children of the god of prophecies) always know who is going to come out next, but never pressure them to do so

-Chiron makes any homophobic campers be on stable duty for a month

-Dionysus lazily mentions that if he hears anyone else being homophobic… well, he hopes you like dolphins

-Athena cabin getting into debates on which of their favourite fictional characters are LGBT and having literal CHARTS and GRAPHS to prove it

-Bi-curious Percy, though he never acted on it because it’s always been Annabeth

-Jason being the straightest, whitest, cis-est, malest demigod out there, but supporting his LGBT friends and the entire community without hesitation

-Jason is literally the guy to make t-shirts, to keep buying skittles, to find all LGBT songs possible, and, of course, “Guys! Guys! There’s a Pride Parade next week! We /have/ to go. Where can I buy a pink tutu on short notice?”

-Nico secretly loving that Jason is like this but never admitting it

-Pansexual Will

-Frank being really confused about the whole thing but totally accepting it because people he love are in that community and it’s all about love so how could that possibly be a bad thing?

-Annabeth, Frank’s go-to on anything he doesn’t understand, happily explains everything she knows to him

-Frank thinking it’s so cool and telling Nico how awesome he is for being himself

-Hazel being /floored/ on how accepting the world is of LGBT people today, though of course plenty of people still suck

-Hazel being slightly relived to know that it’s normal because although she loved Sammy then, and she loves Frank now, there was this girl back home who she sort of had feelings for and never understood what that meant

-Demisexual Frank

-Bisexual Rachel

-Leo and the rest of the Hephaestus cabin working on bracelets for gender fluid kids that change colour to correspond with how they feel

-Alex Fierro buying out all of the first ones ready

-Bi Magnus

-Gay Hearthstone

-Gay Blitzen

-^^^This was obvious because Blitzstone is practically canon, come on people

-Each and every god (besides those who swore off all love) responding with ‘yes’ when asked what their sexual orientation is

-Polysexual Sadie

-Polysexual Leo

-Trans Meg

-Also lesbian Meg?

-A large number of LGBT and ally kids being from the Aphrodite cabin because LOVE is LOVE people!

-Calypso making flower crowns that correspond with the different flags’ colours and giving them to anyone who wants them

-Bi, pan, and poly Apollo kids never feeling the need to change the pronouns when they sing love songs or write love poems

-Apollo being *extremely* out at CHB while he’s there

-Him actually giving other LGBT kids the courage to come out

-A small elite group at Camp Jupiter created as a safe space for queer kids

-Reyna always supporting it but being really shy about joining when she comes to terms with her sexuality

-The kids in the group gladly welcoming her

-Asexual/aromantic child of Aphrodite worrying something is wrong with them

-Their brothers and sisters assuring them that they’re normal and there are all different kinds of love

-Hephaestus cabin setting up LGBT movie nights (nothing graphic, mostly fluff, though Travis and Connor have tried on more than one occasion to sneak some x-rated stuff in there)

-Piper running an LGBT aesthetic blog on tumblr

-Feel free to add more!

Inexpensive / Free Witchcraft items

With some usage inspiration 😊

- coloured birthday candles
(colour and candle magic)

- kitchen herbs and spices
(inexpensive, easy to obtain and safe to consume- look up herbal correspondences)

- water
(cleansing, represent water element)

- salt
(cleansing, protection)

- flowers
(can be as simple as a daisy or dandelion, lavender is great too!- look up flower correspondences)

- feathers (please be aware of local laws regarding the ownership of feathers if this applies in your country)
(freedom spells, spiritual spells, releasing feelings or energies, travel, communication, meditation or look up bird correspondences)

- pebbles
(represent earth, stability, foundations, look up colour correspondences, altar decorations)

- sticks
(stability, growth, binding, use as a wand, tie together to make a pentacle, look up tree correspondences)

- shells
(renewal, security, safety, protection, house spells, connecting with water element, use to represent water, altar decorations, look up shell correspondences )

- scraps of ribbon or thread
(binding, ribbon and knot magic, look up colour correspondences)

- string
(binding, knot magic)

- sewing pins
(protection or banishing)

- iron nails
(protection, banishing, strength)

- leaves
(renewal, growth, healing, write a wish on one and let the wind take it, look up tree correspondences)

- thorns
(protection, banishing, hexes)

- grass
(renewal, represent earth element)

- weeds
(hexes, pull out weeds to rid negativity, banishing)

- soil
(represent earth element, nurturing, going back to your roots)

- sand
(represent earth element, sea magic)

- pinecones
(new beginnings, growth)

- conkers
(new beginnings, growth)

- fruit seeds and pips
(growth, ‘planting’ wishes or ideas, working a spell to fruition or look up fruit correspondences)

- recycled jars
(store stuff, use as candle holders, write down negative thoughts and banish to the jar, use as a memory jar)

- seaweed
(Sea magic, cycles especially of life and events- just as seaweed goes through a constant cycle of being active when in water and inactive when out. If you put dry seaweed in water again it will reactivate, rebirth)

- paper and pen
(writing and drawing charms, symbols, sigils and written spells - use different colour ink for colour magic!)

- photo or drawing of an animal
(look up animal and bird correspondences, nice if you don’t want to or can’t use actual animal parts like bones, fur, teeth or can’t get a specific bird feather)

- cheap gemstones from a gift shop
(Look up either gemstone correspondences for specific meanings, or colour correspondences which is a lot easier if you have a limited supply :) )

- gemstone chip bracelets
(you can break the bracelet and use them as individual stones- even better if you happen to find something like a chakra bracelet with more than one type of stone!)

- hair
(use as a tag lock of the person you’re casting the spell on, could even be your own if you want to making a healing poppet for yourself)

- photo of someone
(to direct a spell to that person)

- an item that belongs to the person you’re casting the spell for/on

- key or a ring you already own on a necklace chain or piece of string
(free pendulum!!!)

- playing cards
(can be used for divination)

- herbal tea bags
(can either steep in water for a potion or open tea bag and use contents dry. Get a multipack with different sorts in it!!)

- imagination and intuition!!
(go with the flow and don’t solely rely on things you’ve heard other people using in their craft or the strict ‘official’ correspondences- apply your own meanings to everyday items- whatever those items represent to you personally, is how you can use it in your craft- everyone’s craft is personal and practicing using your own imagination and intuition helps you develop more as a witch and will eventually lead to you relying less on books and other people. Let your own magic shine through!!)

*** feel free to add to this list if you have anything to add!! ***

See my other post about witchcraft supplies http://cathysbookofshadows.tumblr.com/post/136472322145/witchy-reminder

COLOUR MAGICK CORRESPONDENCE (INTRO)

Colour magick is extremely versatile; you can incorporate colours and their magickal properties into cooking, your daily life (e.g your outfit) your home, aura and energy reading, candle magick and MORE to benefit your life.

*PLEASE NOTE*  That while some candle spells may require you to make your own candles from natural beeswax rather than buy some cheap ones, I PERSONALLY believe that magick relies on emotion and intention, so the materialistic value your item has is actually pretty insignificant with the energy you’re already pouring into it*

Just like doing any magick, you have to be very specific in your visualisations and intentions when using colours. Some colours have several meanings and to be honest, it all differs from Witch to Witch, so, if you are not specific in your visualisation/intentions things can go kinda funny. That’s the reason why I’ve put together my own meanings to various colours over the years based on scent, intuition, emotions and past reading. These are things from my personal BOS that I’m redoing digitally to help others if anyone is drawn to the same meanings and symbolism as me. The colours I will be covering in greater detail are listed below and I hope that the following nine posts over the next few days can help you in some way! Follow along and turn on notifications to see posts right away if this is a topic that interests you!

  1. Black, charcoal grey, silver, light grey, off-white, and white
  2. Dark purple, lavender and violet
  3. Indigo, navy blue, royal blue and baby blue
  4. Dark green, mint green, forest green and bright green
  5. Crimson, maroon and bright red
  6. Hot pink, pink and baby pink
  7. Yellow, goldenrod and gold
  8. Dark orange, orange and peach
  9. Dark brown, brown and tan

☽✪☾ ᴀsᴛʀᴀʟᴄᴀᴛ 

Another 15 Things that you could put in your BOS/Grimoire/whatever you call it.

I decided to write another of these lists…. I really do hope they help someone.

1.       The chakras – do you use them? Write about it? Research them

2.       Your magical ethics – what do you believe you should and shouldn’t do? It’s all well and good following others rules, why not come up with your own?

3.       Myths/legends – are there any myths or legends revolving around deities you work with or even just like? If so how about popping them in your book.

4.       Folk tales – do you live in an area with a rich folk tale history? Do you believe in the folk lore? Are you a traditional witch who works with the lore of the land?

5.       Cord/knot magic.

6.       Names of each full moon.

7.       Photos of your altar.

8.       Family traditions – do you have any traditions with your family? Do you on the first day of spring go for a walk with your parents every year? Or do you visit a loved one who has passed in the cemetery on their birthday?

9.       Views on the afterlife – do you have an opinion on what happens after we die?

10.   Deities to call upon – if you work with deities, but do not have matron/patron why not write a list of the deities that you can call upon for different situations.

11.   A table of smudges – I cleanse my home every month or so (I have spiritual activity here) I have a table that says when I have/need to cleanse my home again, and notes on what happened.

12.   Herbal growing – if you grow your own fresh? write about it.

13.   Making your own cleanse/smudge sticks – a how to.

14.   Colour correspondences.

15.   Nature correspondences – especially things that are local to your area, that you could potentially use in spell/ritual work.

Yarn Magic

Hello everyone! Now I know a lot of spoonies, and a lot of witches who either knit, crochet or sew. These activities suit both groups: for spoonies they offer a creative output without having to spend too much energy, and for witches they’re a really easy way to practise magic daily. So yarn/knot magic is perfect for spoonie witches!

This year (2017) I am crocheting a square each day, and making these into a massive blanket. I am choosing the colours of each square based on each day, how I felt, or magical colour correspondences I want to instil. 

As I crochet, I set my intention for the blanket within each stitch- for me these include protection, comfort and safety. Other ways to add magic include adding strands of your hair or the hair of a loved one into the blanket to add extra protection (this often happens by accident for me as my hair sheds everywhere!), or you can crochet with the colours specific to your intentions.

My colour correspondences are: 

  • white: cleansing and purity
  • black: protection and binding 
  • red: strength and passion
  • pink: love and harmony
  • orange: courage and comfort
  • yellow: communication and self love
  • green: fertility and wellness
  • dark blue: dreams and psychic abilities
  • light blue: joy and new beginnings
  • violet: divination and inspiration 
  • purple: authority and power
  • grey: neutrality and secrets
  • brown: the home and grounding 
  • silver: intuition and reflection
  • gold: prosperity and luck 

Happy Witch Crafting everyone! (see what I did there? good pun)

Emily xo

Candle Magick Correspondences;

Black – For; Banishing evil/ negativity as, Crone Magic, Mourning a loss, Meditation, Feminine Divinity, Samhain.  Also used in rituals to induce a deep meditational state.  This candle attracts Saturn energy.

Light Blue - Is a spiritual colour and is helpful in devotional or inspirational meditations.  It brings peace and tranquillity to the home and radiates Aquarius energy.  Use in situations that need to be synthesized.

Royal Blue - Is the colour of Loyalty and is used to promote Laughter and Joviality.  Use it to promote Jupiter energy and whenever an influence needs to be increased.

Blue – Is symbolic of the spirits of the West, and the elements of Water.  It is used in rituals to obtain Wisdom, Peace, Healing, Tranquillity, Truth, Sleep, Prophetic Dreams, Friendship, Physical Protection and Hope. 

Brown – Is symbolic of the spirits of the North, and the elements Earth.  It is used for rituals involving Animal Magic and the Home in regards to Material Increase.  It eliminates Indecisiveness and improves the Powers of Concentration, Study and Telepathy.  Use it also for increasing Financial Success and for locating Lost Objects.   

Gold – Fosters understanding and attracts the power of cosmic influences.  Use it in rites intended to bring about fast luck or money.  When communicating with Solar Deities and for honouring the Gods.  This candle generates solar energy.

Grey – Is a neutral colour and is useful when pondering complex issues during meditation.  In magic, this colour often sparks confusion.  It also negates and/or neutralizes a negative influence. 

Emerald Green - This candle is important in Venusian rituals.  It attracts Love, Social Delights and Fertility. 

Dark Green – Are used for Beauty, Employment, Fertility, Healing, Success, Good Luck, Prosperity, Heart Matters, Money and Masculine Divinity.  Being the colour of Ambition, Greed and Jealousy, it can be used to counteract these influences in a ritual.

Orange – Are used for Creativity, Attraction, Stimulating Energy, Legal Matters, Success, New Home, Intelligence and Mental Clarity.  It charges and recharges the intellect and combines with any other candles to stimulate their actions.  Use for rituals stipulating Mercury energy, and sometimes-solar energy.  Also used during Samhain. 

Pink – Promotes Romance and Friendship, and is the standard colour used for rituals to draw affections.  It is used for Love, Honour, Friendship and Fidelity.  A colour of femininity, it brings lively conversation to the dinner table. 

Purple – Are used for Psychic Ability, Wisdom, Spirituality, Success, Independence, Spiritual Growth, Power, Healing and the Feminine Divine.  Ideal for rituals to secure Ambitions and Financial Rewards.  Increases Neptune energy.

Red – Is symbolic of the spirits of the South, and the elements of Fire.  It is used for Strength, Courage, Power, Passion, Health, Energy, Vitality, Love and Will Power.  It increases magnetism in rituals and draws on Aries and Scorpio energy.

Silver – Is used to remove Negativity, encourage Stability and helps to develop Psychic abilities.  Use for Protection, Honouring the Goddess, Telepathy and Clairvoyance.  This candle attracts the influence of the Goddess.

White – Is a balance of all colours and is used for Meditation, Healing, Truth Seeking, Peace, Spiritual Strength and Enlightenment, Rituals involving “Lunar” energy, Purity, Protection, Happiness, Masculine Divinity, and may be substituted for any other colours.  

Yellow – Is symbolic of the spirits of the East, and the elements of Air.  It is used for Charms, Confidence, Attraction, Wisdom, Visions, Psychic Powers, Mental Powers, Activity, Creativity and Unity.  Use it to bring the power of concentration and imagination to the success of a ritual.  Also used in rituals where you need to gain someone’s confidence or need to persuade someone.  This candle generates solar energy.

Magenta - Is a combination of Red and Violet that oscillates on a high frequency.  It energizes rituals where immediate action is needed, or high levels of power and spiritual healing are required.

Indigo - Is the colour of inertia.  It is used to stop situations or people’s intentions. Use it in rituals that require deep meditation and rituals that require Saturn energy.

Colours!

Amber: developing witchcraft skills, empowerment

Black: Ward negativity, protection, remove hexes, remove discord/confusion, uncrossing, exorcism, binding, banishing, setting limits, restrictions, hexing, spirit contact, night, truth, wisdom, death, mourning, crone magic, shapeshifting, evil, loss,

Blue (dark): The Goddess, water elemental, truth, dreams, protection, meditation, infinity, justice, fertility, psychism, impulsiveness, change, depression

Blue: Element of Water, good fortune, opening blocked communications, wisdom, protection, inspiration, calm, reassurance, gently moving, creativity

Blue (light): psychic awareness, intuition, meditation, spirituality, peace, understanding, patience, tranquility, ward depression, health, opportunity, quests, safe journey, beauty.

Brown: Earth, grounding, balance, level-headedness, decisiveness, telepathy, animals, healing animals, influence friendships, special favours, hesitation, uncertainty, neutrality

Copper: passion, money goals, professional growth, fertility in business, career maneuvers

Gold: the God, solar energy, physical strength, success, skills sought, achievement, mental growth, healing energy, intuition, divination, wealth, winning, safety and power of the male, happiness

Grey: non-nature type Faerie magics, travel to the Otherworld, vision quests, veiling, neutralising, cancellation, stalemate

Green: Lord/Lady of the Wildwood, Earth Mother, Earth elemental, herb magic, nature-type faerie magic, luck, fertility, healing, balance, employment, prosperity, courage, agriculture, personal goals, changing direction or attitudes, growth, harmony, success, beauty, courage, renewal, love, youth, acceptance, faith, instinct, intuition, envy

Greenish-yellow: discord, sickness, anger, jealousy, cowardice

Indigo: meditation, spirit communication, learn the ancient wisdom, neutralise baneful magic, ward slander

Lavender: Spiritual development, psychic growth, divination, sensitivity to the Otherworld, blessings

Orange: the God, strength, healing, pulling things to you, adaptability, luck, vitality, encouragement, clearing the mind, dominance, stimulation, energy, business goals, property deals, ambition, career goals, general success, justice, legal matters, selling, action, encouragement, adaptability, attraction

Pink: Honour, friendship, love, morality, happiness, youth, beauty, romance, service, fidelity, female energy, emotional healing, peace, affection, caring, nurturing

Purple: Power, spiritual development, intuition, ambition, healing, progress, business, protection, occult wisdom, prophecy, divination, success, independence, psychic work, meditation, self assurance, tension

Red: Fire elemental, strength, power, energy, health, vigour, enthusiasm, courage, passion, sexuality, lust, romance, willpower, exorcism, vitality, mercy, anger, brazenness, protection, magnetism, female power, sex magic, finding/keeping love, career goals, fast action, Blood of the Moon, vibrancy, driving force, survival

Silver: The Goddess, lunar magic, meditation, psychic development, success, balance, wards negativity, life-in-death, money, stability, banishing negativity, telepathy, clairvoyance, intuition, dreams, astral energies, female power, communication,

Violet: Self-improvement, intuition, success in searches, spirituality

White: The Lady and Lord together, the Goddess, purity, protection, truth, meditation, peace, sincerity, justice, wards doubt and fear, spirituality, healing, reason, creativity, enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, love, innocence, lunar magic, ecstasy, higher self, virginity

Yellow: Air elemental, the Sun, divination, clairvoyance, mental alertness, intellectual growth, prosperity, learning, changes, harmony, creativity, attraction, centering, power, happiness, confidence, jealousy, unity, a new home, personal charm, memory, breaking mental blocks

☆Witch Tip☆

When using candles to represent oneself use a purple candle and inscribe your name into it or make the candle yourself! The colour purple corresponds with the spirit element and will work more effectively for spell work aimed at yourself!

Blessed be! ~ Quinn

(I wrote about this tip on my old blog so if you see it on @callmekingblaze I didn’t steal it!)

Witch Bottles? Witch Bottles! - Explained.

Witch bottles traditionally act as what can be described as ‘decoys’ for malevolent or baneful spirits and energies. This includes curses, hexes and jinxes - it includes anything and everything that seeks to ruin that good streak you’ve got goin’ on.

Historically, witch bottles included items such as rusted nails, thorns and wine (yep, you read it right: people used to stick wine in bottles to never be consumed!), and almost always include an item of your physical being, such as a lock of hair, a little bit of spit or blood or semen, etc,… you catch my drift here, right?

**IMPORTANT: if and when you draw blood, don’t just wing it. Use hygienic and sterilized equipment to prevent infection!

When creating a witch bottle of this ilk, your main goal is entrapment so personalize to your heart’s content.

Nowadays, we have witch bottles for protection, entrapment, cursing and myriad other things, but typically they all follow the same basic method of construction (for lack of a better word) as traditional witch bottles, which goes as follows:

For protection against baneful energies and the entrapment of them, some ingredients may include the following:

  • A item of your physical being
  • Sea salt
  • Needles/pins/nails
  • Broken glass
  • Sage
  • Garlic
  • Blood or wine
  • A sigil written on paper or the ashes of a burnt sigil
  • A tangle of black thread
  • Basil
  • Cayenne Pepper

If you’re creating a protection bottle, you may want to include protective herbs, (such as Rosemary, St. John’s Wort, Pennyroyal or Mandrake root) and small crystals, like amethyst and quartz, in place of the… angry-ish content of the negativity-trapping bottle.

Next, you put all of your ingredients into your chosen bottle which can be made of glass, clay, metal or ceramics, and seal it as tightly as possible with a lid or stopper (cork). Now, shake!
If the mood takes you, fill the bottle with whatever thoughts and feelings fit the intent for a little extra oomph.

Now you must take a candle that again, corresponds with the intent of the bottle. Black for protection (for me!), - but each witch has their own colour correspondences, remember - and drop the hot wax over the lid/stopper of your witch bottle.
Before you play with hot wax, set some paper down underneath your bottle to protect whatever surface you’re working on and please, please take care not to let the wax touch your skin whilst it’s hot!

Traditionally, again, ceramic witch bottles were burnt or placed in a fire or hearth and the ashes/remains then buried somewhere on the witches’ property. Nowadays this isn’t always an option, and many of us choose to use glass bottles or jars. In this instance, you can run the jar/bottle through the smoke of an incense that befits yours needs and wants, and then leave the witch bottle somewhere dark/somewhere it won’t be disturbed.

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A Secret Witch’s Grimoire

Hey everyone! This is my grimoire. Everything I think should be in my grimoire is posted here for easy access and such. I edit it every time I make a worthy post, so check back often for new things! 

Spells

Sigils 

Tools 

Tips/Advice 

Divination

Correspondences

First part of the guide is here!! And this will be all about styles. But first, what exactly are styles? According to the MS Word description.

“A style is a set of formatting characteristics, such as font name, size, colour, paragraph alignment and spacing. Some styles even include borders and shading.”

In plain English, they are a bunch of programmed formats for text. So, instead of going paragraph by paragraph, an setting, font, size, alignment, spacing, and so on; you just click and the text is done.

Besides the convenience of using them, and the benefits of a great look, they give your document consistence and that makes it easier an more pleasant to read. Also, they help you navigate your document, which comes handy when you have a lot of pages.

With that said, the guide is on!! But below the cut, because I am conscious of people’s dashboards and my own.

Note: I’ve just hit my first 100 followers! And I wanted to thank everyone, for helping me reach this first milestone. I hope to be able to keep contributing to this lovely community. Thanks!

Love, Andrea

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Colour, Gem, Oil, and Affirmation Correspondences for Awakening Your Chakras
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Gemstones, color, and scent are universal languages and tools. Likewise, the use of color, crystals, and positive affirmations to awaken your chakras, the energy centers of your body, are powerful tools for bringing balance into our lives.

According to eastern philosophies, we have chakras within our energy field that are spinning wheels of light. These energy centers are responsible for regulating the functions of many levels of our being—the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. There are seven main chakras, and each chakra has a color associated with it (as well as many gemstones and aromatic scents.)

It’s empowering to use colors, essential oils, and gemstones with a positive affirmation. Use the affirmations with each color, chakra, and gemstone included for each chakra in your daily life.

  1. The first chakra is the Root Chakra. This energy center is located at the base of the spine and is responsible for our basic needs. This is where we store our vital energy for providing food, shelter, and water for ourselves. Money is also strongly associated with this center.
    • Its basic color is red.
    • A gemstone for the root is garnet.
    • Use vetiver or patchouli for grounding and prosperous thinking.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I live life fully and completely. My passion for life fills me with joy and enthusiasm. I am strong and healthy. I take action and move forward. I am safe, secure and grounded.”
  2. The second chakra is the Navel or Sacral Chakra. It is obviously located at our navel, just a few inches below our belly button. This is the center for reproduction and creativity; this chakra holds the energy to create and take action in our lives.
    • The color for this energy center is orange.
    • A gemstone for the navel is carnelian.
    • The essential oils of peppermint and orange are beneficial for activating and aligning this chakra.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “My imagination is active conjuring up creative ideas as I play and relax. I embrace fun times and trust in the relaxed flow of the day. When I relax great ideas jump into my consciousness!”
  3. The third chakra is the Solar Plexus. This center connects us with joy, personal power, self-confidence, mental clarity, and the ability to shine our light. While memories of the past may have reduced our self-esteem, likewise, this chakra stores kudos and praises received that raised self-confidence.
    • The color associated with it is yellow.
    • Gemstones for the solar plexus are citrine, amber, and golden calcite.
    • Use lemon, petitigrain, and bergamot oils with the intention to raise your self-esteem.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I am powerful beyond belief. My magnificence shines through for all to see. It is safe for me to be powerful in loving ways! I have the courage to be all that I can be.”
  4. The fourth chakra is the Heart Center, located in the center of our chest. This center is the bridge between the lower three chakras of the physical mundane world and the upper chakras of the spiritual world. This is the part of us where our true self resides, the love that we are. It is where and how we integrate that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.
    • The colors for this chakra are green and pink.
    • Gemstones for the heart are green aventurine, pink tourmaline, and rose quartz.
    • Lavender is a perfect essential oil for this chakra (as well as for all the chakras). Other scents are rose and jasmine, which can be cost prohibitive.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “Compassion, kindness, and love are mine. I am tolerant of the differences between my beliefs and the beliefs of others. I am nurturing and accept nurturing from others.”
  5. The fifth chakra is the Throat Center. This center is obviously located at our throat and provides us our ability to communicate and express ourselves. This is not exclusively our verbal expression, but also the way we express ourselves in the world, whether through writing, speaking, singing, cooking, or however else we may express who and what we are.
    • This chakra is blue, like the color of the sky, or stone turquoise.
    • Stones for the throat center are celestite, amazonite, and aquamarine.
    • Essential oils like eucalyptus, Auntie M’s Anti, or tea tree are beneficial to open the throat chakra and clear congestion.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I am impeccable with my word. My words are spoken with love and kindness.”
  6. The sixth chakra is the Third Eye Center, located in the center of our forehead. This is the location of our ability to see the unseen, know the unknown, and hear what is not being said. It is the place of intuition, knowing, and dreaming.
    • This chakra is indigo blue.
    • A stone for the third eye is lapis lazuli.
    • My favorite essential oil for the third eye center is frankincense; it’s a perfect scent for meditation and centering.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I am focused. I follow my intuition. It is easy for me to meditate. I receive messages all the time and follow my internal guidance system.”
  7. The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra. This is the place of higher intuition, channeling, and the connection with Divine Consciousness. This is the place where our connection to miracles resides.
    • The color associated with the crown ranges from golden white light to a violet flame.
    • Some gemstones for the crown chakra are selenite, amethyst, and clear quartz.
    • Sandalwood and helichrysum, along with frankincense, are aromatic favorites to activate your divine connection.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “My intuition is strong. I trust the signs and messages the Universe sends me to guide me easily through life.”

Making conscious connection with the chakras with the intention of balancing and aligning them with each other provides an avenue for balancing various aspects of your life. It is beneficial to meditate on each of the chakras using visualization to spin off what you no longer need and replace that with goodness, love, and well-being. Using guided meditation CDs and place gemstones on each of these chakras will bring peace and balance to your life.

In case anyone else was confused about the Amiibo card signs/numbers! This excludes the Sanrio/Series 5 cards. Feel free to drop me an ask if you want to know anything else and I’ll try my best to help ^_^

NOTE: The background colour corresponds with the zodiac sign!

♒🌑🌌 Spell jar for clear and balanced thinking, influenced by Aquarius New Moon 🌌🌑♒

(Inspired by a lot of spells and information from other Cosmic Witches on Tumblr)

The New Moon is a perfect time to put things together that help you transit into new ventures, personal growth and problem solving. Channeling Aquarius New Moon’s energies, we can start to work optimistically into transforming from the inside to bring positive transformation to the outside.

Ingredients:
- Small jar and cork
- Bay leaf (for strength)
- “I am strong with the Moon” sigil (in white ink if possible)
- Mortar or fire safe bowl with a spoon
- Salt (if you feel this spell is missing a bit of the Water element, you can use Sea Salt instead).
- White candle (for pure intentions)
- Rosemary (for clarity)
- Thyme (for courage)
- Lavender (for healing and peace)
- Rose petals (for self love)
- Something silver coloured (in correspondence with the Lunar energy)
Optional: you can add a crystal in correspondence with the Moon if you prefer it to putting something glittery or silver coloured.

Method:
- Light the white candle and start by grounding yourself with your favourite meditating technique (I sat with my legs crossed, closed my eyes and held my black tourmaline).

- Write your sigil on the Bay leaf in white ink. Burn it with the candle and place the ashes on the mortar. This is the time for you to concentrate on your intentions and to devote yourself to the New Moon and/or any Moon related deity you worship.

- Pour some salt on the mortar and mix it together with the ashes, concentrating on the Moon’s strength.

- Now that your Moon Salt is ready, pour it on the bottom of the jar.

- Next, grind (or cut in little pieces and mix) together the Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender and some of the Rose petals, concentrating on the properties of each. Regulate the amount of salt for this mix depending on the size of the jar and how much of it still needs to be filled.

- After pouring the herbal salt, leave some space for your silvery thing and one last ungrined Rose petal.

-Put the cork and seal with the wax from the white candle you’ve been meditating with.

I’m going to keep mine in a safe place, where I can look at it for reassurance at times of decition making.

lyoth737  asked:

So, you interpreted Ink's vials as colors associated with a certain emotion like Red = Rage as well? How would you interprete the other colors' emotions? ^^ (And do you think interpreting the colors similar to soul colors like Yellow = Justice would also work? They would be much more complex to show for sure... and there's an additional color (wasn't it pink?) that wasn't featured in the game...)

Like, I’m not Ink’s creator, but I like the idea of the colours each corresponding to a range of emotions. If ‘eight colours = eight emotions’ then it would be enough only for tiniest speck of the emotional variety people are capable of. And while Ink, clearly, doesn’t have the whole spectrum, it definitely seems like he has more than only eight.

And I didn’t take red to mean ‘rage’ specifically. I just figured that, since green is canonically shown as mellow and positive and creative, then red would work well for rougher and destructive emotions.

I don’t have any set ideas for other colours though, but I don’t wanna make a direct connection between UT traits and Ink’s emotions. The two are a pretty different concept, after all.

you’d think spies were easily discovered in the Avatar universe, given how everyone’s eye colour somehow corresponds with which element they control

Grandmaster Voryn Dagoth in mourning after death of Wulfharth of Atmora (who later ended up being brought back to life)

headcanon: the Chimer had two colours associated with mourning - red and grey. Grey, associated with ash and ceremonial burial, meant peaceful mourning, acceptance of the loss and calm, quiet contemplation on mortality and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead. Red, on the other hand, expressed despair, pain, vengeful mourning, and was typically worn by families of those murdered or executed. It was not the “dignified” way of grieving, and for the Grandmaster of a Great House to show up in an all red outfit - parts of which were made from a kind of a poisonous giant moth - for a council meeting with the Hortator was rather bold.

After being changed into Dunmer, the colours mostly lost their significance; however, some continued to see grey and red as the colours of death and mourning, and from their eyes and their skin they made a symbol of grief for the lost glory of Resdayn and before it the High Velothi culture.

In 3th Era, the newly re-emerged Sixth House adopted red as their colour, corresponding with their self-given title of Tribe Unmourned.

For @kkkkkelsy who asked;

Hello!☺️ It’s so nice to visit your studyblr. I think your studyblr and notes are so awesome. 😍 And I wonder how to take notes with color pens. Because my notes are always too colorful to review but if I only write in black, I can’t find the key point easily.

Hey! Oh god yes, sometimes I’ll be so engrossed with annotating or highlighting with different colours that when I step back to review my notes, it looks as if someone’s vomited a rainbow over my page.

Here are my three tips to avoid looking like your page has been destroyed;

1. Create a legend

  • Useful for 
    • Note taking
    • Annotating articles/notebooks/journal articles/ cases ○
    • Language Study 
    • Speed reading large chunks of text 
  • Method 
    • Assign a label to each colour
    • Each colour will correspond to a category of information
    • This will help you find all the key points related to a particular topic
    • (So if you write in black, you can write all your keywords/ definitions in colour)
  • Examples
    • Here: yellow=section, blue = grammar structure, orange = particle, pink = new vocabulary, green = things I already know. 
    • Here green = legal issue , yellow = legal principle, blue= argument, pink = application to facts

2. Limit the colours you use

  • Useful for 
    • Review sheets
    • Chapters/ large topics
  • Method 
    • Pick 2-3 colours for each chapter 
    • Write all the sub points in the other colour / black or blue pen
    • When you change chapter, change to different set of colours.
    • The key is to limit the colours you use per page, thus making it easier to read
    • Useful for exam revision - in theory, the headings are used as memory prompts
  • Example
    •  Here: three branches of government, three different colour schemes for each one

3. Colour each section or heading in a completely different colour

  • Useful for 
    • Comparing /Contrasting perspectives 
    • Timelines
    • Essay plans 
  • Method 
    • Colour each paragraph/chunk of notes/ section in a completely different colour 
    • Each viewpoint has a different colour 
    • Each time period has a different colour 
  • Examples 

Which one should I use?

The method I choose will depend on the subject, the type of content, and what I’m going to do with those notes (e.g. use them as revision, exam notes, or use them to write an essay). I will also combine two methods.

Why bother colour coding?

It may prompt your memory. When you have 200+ pages of notes for exams, its easier to locate key points. It makes it easier to organise and plan an essay.

What if I don’t have colourful pens?

Don’t fret! Got a pen and a pencil? Alternate between the two. Underline key points. Write keywords, headings etc in UPPERCASE and associated points in lower case. Experiment with different handwriting styles and sizes.

This is all nice and well, but I type my notes!

So do I! The heading options, customising my keyboard, shortcuts and the ToC have been my bffl throughout law school. Seriously.

Other tips I have found useful: 

In the end, its not the sheer number of colours you use but the ease of access that’s important.

If you have any questions about this feel free to ask here!

Hope this helps!

- fuckstudy.

*the notes supplied are for demonstrational purposes only. TL;DR these notes are old as fuck, there will be errors, and are used for example purposes only

wiccanwoman253  asked:

Hi, I'm a new witch and I went to the beach today and collected plenty of things. I was wondering if you know of any spells that include beach glass.

Hey, I was so excited to get this question because I’ve also collected lots of beach glass and have found so many great uses for it! 

Glass is made from minerals which have been heated up and melted together. Beach glass has gone through the extra steps of getting thrown away, deemed useless, and left to the elements to shape it. That being said, beach glass harnesses the power of transformation and resilience. Because you know what? After all that, the beach glass turned out even more beautiful than it was before. 

You can use beach glass as you would any crystal- it is just as powerful. You can carry it around if you also want resilience or you can use it in spells like you mentioned. You can use it in a wide variety of spells from anything to beauty spells to weather magic. Foggy beach glass can be used in a curse to interfere with your targets ability to think clearly. It can also be used in a glamour to mask your true intentions or a physical quality you would like to hide. Smooth beach glass can be used to smooth over a rough situation or make something go smoothly.

But wait, there’s more!

Different coloured pieces of beach glass have different correspondences. Look up colour correspondences to see which each colour means. Aside from all the magical uses, it also makes a great decoration and powerful item to add to magical tools. You may wish to add them to a wand or make wind chimes with them. In the past I have also glued pieces to a glass jar and used it to hold a candle. It was beautiful.

Since I worship a goddess who came from the sea (Aphrodite), I also often offer her particularly beautiful pieces of beach glass. She loves pretty things and I leave them on her altar.