Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Well Color me Happy, and that means Purple to me!

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. 
Marcus Aurelius
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

Signifies: Strength, health, vigor, lust, danger.
Holiday: Yule
Planet: Mars
Day: Tuesday
Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Signifies: Encouragement, adaptability, stimulation, attraction, plenty, kindness.
Holiday: Candlemas
Deities: Brigid
Planets: Sun, Mars, Mercury
Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Astrological Sign: Leo, Sagittarius

Signifies: Knowledge, learning, concentration, persuasion, charm, confidence, jealousy, joy, comfort.
Planet: Mercury
Day: Wednesday
Astrological Sign: Gemini, Leo

Signifies: Finances, fertility, luck, success energy, charity, growth rejuvenation, ambition, counteract greed and jealousy, plants kingdom including herbal healing.
Planets: Venus, Mercury
Days: Friday, Wednesday
Holidays: Spring Equinox, Beltane
Astrological Sign: Taurus

Signifies: Tranquility, understanding, patience, health, truth, devotion, sincerity, honor, loyalty, peace, wisdom, protection during sleep, astral projection.
Planets: Moon, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter
Days: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Thursday
Astrological Sign: Libra, Sagittarius

Signifies: Power, piety, sanctity, sentimentality, tension, sadness amplification of other energies, wisdom, high ideals, spiritual protection and healing, psychic ability, protective energy.
Planet: Jupiter
Day: Thursday
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius

Signifies: Negation without reflecting, unlocking when stuck, banishing evil or negativity.
Holiday- Samhain
Planet- Saturn
Day - Saturday
Deities- The Crone
Astrological Sign: Scorpio & Capricorn

Signifies: Purity, consecration, meditation, divination, exorcism, the full moon, healing, peace, spiritual strength.
(May be substituted for any other color.)
Planet: Moon
Day: Monday
Astrological Sign: Cancer

Signifies: Balance, neutrality, used in erasing, canceling, neutralizing, and return to the universe without repercussion destructive energies.
Planet: Moon
Day: Monday
Deity: Athena
Astrological Sign: Virgo

Signifies: Healing, familial or emotional love (rather than sexual), friendship, affections, unselfish emotions, spiritual healing, banishing hatred.
Gem: Rose quartz
Planet: Venus
Day: Friday

Signifies: The Earth, grounding, trees, concentration, telepathy, spells to locate lost objects, protection of the familiars, pets, and animals.
Planets: Moon (tan browns), Venus (all), Saturn (dark browns)
Days: Monday, Friday, Saturday
Deity: Gaia
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Holiday: Mabon

Signifies: Purity, the moon, treasure, values, female energy, the unconscious mind.
Day: Monday
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Deity: Artemis and other Moon Goddesses

Signifies: The sun, male energy, wealth, financial wisdom, conscious mind, attracting happiness, activity, intelligence.
Planet: Sun
Day: Sunday
Astrological Sign: Leo
Deity: Apollo and other Sun Gods


  1. This is awesome. :)

    I just dyed my hair purple a few weeks ago. It's faded now to a light pink color, so I'm going to redo it really soon. I'm glad I came across this post.

  2. I have been tempted to add small streaks of blue or purple to my hair, but I tend to be a little cautious about color; I have never actually veered from the typical red/brown/accidental blonde spectrum. Are there nice temporary colors out there for people like me to experiment with?

  3. @Sara yes it is called Spray on color...or try a clip in extension!