The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
I love Color! Well of course I do in the mundane world I work as a hairstylist who specializes in color! Because of this I find that I pour a lot of meaning into how I implement color on my body. I thought I would share this with you, because it is fun and makes me feel more confident and happy! Any magick that makes one feel better is something you need to share so here I go!
I wear makeup every day, and I find that when I think about it (now it is hardly ever thought about) I employ tricks to help me magically in my environment and for my own confidence. Eye makeup has been used for thousands of years to convey messages to onlookers whether it be to let people know what culture you are from, or what goddess you worship. In Egypt you knew what Goddess a woman or man worshipped based on how they wore their eye makeup! Some days (since I worship Egyptian deities ) I dedicate my body to a certain deity I am working with or just feel like merging with that day…I talk to them while I am putting on my makeup and then say after I am done. “May everyone who sees me today see you! May your words be on my lips, May your hands be my hands.”
I also use the trick of color when it comes to eyeshadow. To me whatever color I am using is the color people will see and thus…if I want to use all the “tricks in my magickal tool box” then correlating color magick with my makeup only makes sense. I also use it when I wear lipstick, but understand I only either wear “colored eye makeup” or “colored lipstick” never the two together I feel that is very confusing to people and not clear enough for my intent…when it comes to beauty or color magick like anything else keeping it simple is effective. If you do not wear makeup (and may pagan women do not) you may wear nail polish and use the same tricks; I have found even the most dye hard natural witchling woman employing this magick time and time again.
So, here comes the fun part! If you color your hair you can also use color magick to change the vibration and resonance around you to what you want to align yourself with. I am going to explain this sentence because to me this is magick being explained in practical terms. IF you want to convey passion and excitement dye your hair red! If you want to convey high energy or have high energy then by all means dye it orange (people call this red but we all know it is not)! Also keep in mind, that all colors have elemental associations behind them…thus when I color a clients head that I know is already brimming over with fire, and she wants a reddish color I always GROUND it by adding in browns and ashes to make it turn out more auburn, mahogany or burgundy…that way she does not come across as so “harsh”.
If you know me at all though, you realize I color very nontraditional so I employ literally PURPLE this month, pink last month, green when I was starting a temple, orange after I had my son, Blue when I was doing women work, Red after the three month waiting period of having a child, and so on. There, see my crazy color ideas do make sense don’t they?
If you do not use hair color you can use head bands, barrettes, scarfs or hats of course most witchlings just employ the color they want to convey in the clothing that they wear; and that is more than fine too. Below you will find a color chart that you can print out and use yourself every day and I hope you found this post fun because that is what it is meant to be…fun!
Try not to stress out during this YULE season, and remember COLOR is your friend! (PS if you get your hair colored PLEASE employ a professional they ingest love into your locks, scalp, and body!)
Color Associations and Symbolism