For example, the frequency of red is much slower than that of violet, and its wavelength is much longer. Relatively speaking, of course.
So the metaphysical meaning of the color red is a denser level of material existence, and the metaphysical meaning of the color violet is of more refined existence.
This may seem like cultural perceptions, but it goes beyond that. The smaller the wavelength, the higher the order of information that can be held within it.
Therefore red holds an energy that is on a denser, or "lower" order, corresponding with the root chakra. And violet holds an energy that is more refined or "elevated," corresponding with the crown chakra.
The power of the colors is crucial to Wiccan practice because of those symbolic and physical properties.
Witches use color consciously, for both its symbolic and physical qualities. Color serves to draw certain energies to you and to your altar and spells.
For instance, each of the directions is associated with a color, and ritual space often puts appropriately colored items in that quadrant, to "hold the direction."
And in spell-casting and altar-decorating, colors are chosen for their properties so that the power of all the colors only enhance the spell.
For example, a money spell done in pink lacks a focused energy. Pink has no relationship with finances.
But gold, silver, and green bring additional oomph to any spell for abundance.
So the meaning of each of the colors is useful information in witch craft. If you are interested in accessing your full magickal potential, it will serve you well to learn the characteristic and power of each of the basic colors.
These are given in the next article.
With Bright Blessings,
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