truth and balance

candle meanings/uses

simple guide to candle colors and their meanings and uses

Originally posted by 6pinky-winky


🌙black: grounding, wisdom, learning, protection, safety, hex-protection, banishing negativity.

🌙brown: house blessing, animal magick, earth magick, stability, earth element, food financial crisis

🌙gold: great fortune, abundance, divination, fast luck, solar energy, positive attitudes

🌙gray: glamour, contemplation, removing negativity

🌙green: prosperity, abundance, money, acceptance, weather, luck, marriage

🌙lavender: intuition

🌙light blue: spirituality, peacefulness

🌙orange: creativity, self-expression, overcoming addiction, investments, celebration

🌙pink: love, compassion, nurturing, emotional healing, protection of children.

🌙purple: wisdom, influence, independence, breaking habits, spiritual power.

🌙red: passion, strength, danger, conflict, fire, fertility, vitality

🌙silver: stability, intuition, communication, moon magick

🌙white: all purpose, unity, purity, cleansing, balance, truth, consecration

🌙yellow: pleasure, imagination.

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↳ Maat or Ma'at was the ancient Egyptian personification and goddess of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation. 

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness…

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”
# Carl Sagan

The material and the spiritual are but two parts of one universe and one truth. By overstressing one part or the other, man fails to achieve the balance necessary for harmonious development… Practice the art of living in this world without losing your inner peace of mind. Follow the path of balance to reach the inner wondrous garden of Self-Realization.
—  Paramahansa Yogananda
COLOUR MEANINGS FOR SPELLCASTING

❤️RED: Passion, strength, fertility, courage, war, fire, conflict, competition
🍁ORANGE: Creativity, intellectual matters, joy, success, ambition, action, celebration
💫YELLOW: Happiness, pleasure, memory, imagination, solar magick, air, charm, travel
☘️GREEN: Money, healing, luck, acceptance, weather, prosperity, harmony, ecology
🌊LIGHT BLUE: Spirituality, awareness, tranquility, protection, devotion, softer magick, meditation
🦋DARK BLUE: Infinity, wisdom, logic, communication, patience, astral projection, truth
🔮PURPLE: Psychic, stopping gossip, divination, overcoming depression, intuition, insight, clarity, spirits
🌸PINK: Perfection, blessings, alignment, love, friendship, femininity, maturity, protection of children
💭WHITE: Purity, potential, innocence, light, truth, balancing the aura, eliminating doubt, healing
🎱BLACK: Grounding, safety, unhexing, banishing negativity, shapeshifting, defense, pride, time and space

If you have any more to add, feel free!

Fic Recs: The “Bad Boy”

Fics where either Harry or Louis is the “bad boy”/punk/not typically ideal partner-like person. Idk. These are my faves:


1. Swim In The Smoke (whoknows) - Harry looks down at him, at the way the sun streams over his face and shoulders, at the way the gag stretches his mouth, lips pink and chapped. He’s lithe and pretty, smudged all over with dirt. They had found him tied up below deck, mostly unconscious, next to a barrel full of gold. He’s clearly a prisoner, but there’s something familiar about him, something that niggles at Harry’s brain. Something he can’t quite put his finger on.

2. These Constant Stars (stylinsoncity) - Louis’ career has nowhere to go but up. He’s living at the height of New York City on the precipice of an epic promotion. Life is good and only getting better. And then one day, things turn disastrous.

3. Balance (stylinsonsupporter) - Louis is a talented dancer, very dedicated to his art. Harry the mysterious skater boy at the park across from the studio.  A bit of vandalism lands Harry with community service hours. The punishment fitting the crime, he must clean the dance studio until his hours are served. Louis’ world was perfectly in balance, but a certain curly haired rebel comes in to shake things up with his corrupting ways.

4. Baby Heaven’s In Your Eyes (theboyfriendstagram) - A sixth form!AU where Harry is the fucked up bad boy with too many problems, Louis is the perfect rich boy with too much money and their schools are right across from each other. They meet at a party and that’s the last (and maybe the only) thing they need.

5. In Dreams (dolce_piccante) - When Harry moves to a new city, his new flat come with a number of sweet, anonymous gifts and surprises that brighten his days. Could it be a friendly ghost? Another friendly presence in his new building is his tattooed neighbor, Louis, who seems determined to put a smile back on his face.

6. Give Me Truths (iwillpaintasongforlou) - Louis is a psychology student with a tattoo count as high as his genius IQ. Harry is in a (sort-of) relationship with a homophobic man and hates himself a little more every day. Things fall apart and Louis puts him back together.

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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it.
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
But whatever, after due examination and analysis,
you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -
that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
~ Buddha

Unhappiness

If you are unhappy, that simply means that you have learned tricks for being unhappy. Nothing else! Unhappiness depends on the frame of your mind. There are people who are unhappy in all kinds of situations. They have a certain program in their mind that transforms everything into unhappiness. If you tell them about the beauty of the rose, they immediately start counting the thorns. If you say to them, “What a beautiful morning, what a sunny day!” they will say, “Only one day between two dark nights, so why are you making so much fuss?”

The same thing can be seen from a positive reference; then suddenly each night is surrounded by two days. And then suddenly it is a miracle that the rose is possible, that such a delicate flower is possible among so many thorns.

All depends on what kind of frame you are carrying in your head. Millions of people are carrying crosses. Naturally, obviously, they are burdened; their life is a drag. Their frame is such that it immediately becomes focused on everything that is negative. It magnifies the negative. That is a morbid approach towards life, pathological. But they go on thinking, “What can we do? The world is such.”

No, the world is not such! The world is absolutely neutral. It has thorns, it has roses, it has nights, it has days. The world is utterly neutral, balanced - it has all. Now it depends on you as to what you choose. That´s how people create hell and heaven on the same earth.

~ Osho

“We’re walking with our eyes on everyone else, ignoring the screams that come from the people buried alive underneath our feet. Yet we say we’re here for each other and say we care. And we hypocritically wonder why everyone is walking passed our own screams as though we don’t do the same.”  
  ~ Caitlyn Paige 

   ~ Art by Adam Martinakis

~ Precious Animation by George RedHawk ( DarkAngelOne )