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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Magic Is Reality, Reality Is Magic: Yellow

Magic is Reality, Reality is Magic is a series that highlights aspects of religions, particularly Paganism. We pull things from everyday life to use in our fiction. Magic is one of the key attributes of fantasy. Why not explore the realm of magic that many people already have in their lives?

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With the days getting warmer (hopefully--if you live in Wisconsin like me, though, winter likes to keep knocking spring back down) many of us can't wait for summer. When the sun shines down on us, heating our bones. In spring, the sun starts peeking through the clouds more often and warming up the earth. And what color do we associate with the sun? Yellow!

Yellow is a bright color, and as much as we love to see the sun after a long winter, yellow brings hope and joy into our lives. Need a little optimism or creativity? Yellow is the color for these as well. If you want to inspire yourself, perhaps set a picture of a sunflower on your desk or burn a yellow candle. When you're feeling sluggish and down, take a glance at your bright pick-me-up.

There's another side to yellow, though. Calling someone yellow is an insult, labeling them a coward. It can also represent an impatient person or someone who acts rashly. And yellow is also used as a warning--the yellow in a stop light, as well as other street signs, bright to draw your attention.

Yellow can also symbolize confidence, attraction, persuasion, enlightenment, betrayal, and madness.

Don't forget to enjoy the sun during spring and summer because winter will be back all too soon!

What is your favorite thing about the color yellow?

If you'd like to read a bit more about this color, you can take a look at the following websites: The Color Yellow, Yellow Color Meanings, and The Meanings of Yellow.

Further Reading Suggestions:

Buckland, Raymond. Advanced Candle Magic. St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1997.

I hope you found this tidbit interesting! If you would like me to touch on a particular topic that fits in this series, please don't hesitate to contact me with suggestions.

NEXT UP: Guest Post from Author, Ron Shannon - "Creating an Idea for a Story"

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