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Womenís Circle Newsletter
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email: awomenscircle@yahoo.com

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Reaching out each month in joy and
sisterhood to keep us connected as we circle together as women

 

Women Heart Rays

Andrea Lord
President, Alpha Institute
Womenís Circle Facilitator
Reiki Practitioner

Moon Shadow

Rachel Lord RN, CMT
Womenís Circle Facilitator
Master Herbalist

 

October 2009

  Use of Color in Everyday Life

Color is light: Let us be filled with light.

The Metallics
Golden Sun, Silver Moon, Earthly Copper/Bronze

Metallics

  • The Metallics or the  shiny metal colors range from the yellows in gold, the brown tones in copper and  white-grey for silver.
  • The precious metals come from the earth and when polished shine like the sun.
  • These metals and the colors within them represent a powerful  KIND OF PRACTICAL MAGIC we can use in our everyday lives

 

THE METALS IN GENERAL

GOLD

gold bar

  • Element: Fire from the sun.
  • Associations:  Wisdom, prosperity, illumination, wisdom,  Male energy-Yang and hot and active, sun magic.
  • Considered THE Most Precious Metal: Associated with wealth and prosperity.  Was often used for money.  Gold used to be what our economy  and money was backed up with.
  • Fort Knox: Where gold is stored. In the olden days our dollar was backed up with gold - The Gold Standard.
  • Fiftieth Anniversary:  Give and use gold to celebrate an enduring, valued relationship.  An eternal gold ring symbolizes a union.

SILVER

Silver

  • Element: Air
  • Reflection: Symbolizes illumination of truth,  change in direction.
  • Associations: The Goddess, the Moon, the Tide, Ebb and Flow,  female energy-Yin and cool and receptive,  soothing, calming,  patience, forbearance, perseverance, insight.
  • How Cool!:  Silver is cool. 
  • Twenty Fifth Anniversaries:  Give silver, use silver, a precious metal. Serve dinner on a silver tray.
  • Silver Hair: Graceful aging.  Wise women have silver hair, but the hair of an old lady  is grey.
  • Communication: Silver is a conductor, a communicator. Aids in clear speech, public speaking, eloquence.

    BRONZE & COPPER BROWN

    Bronze

  • Element: Earth
  • Copper:  This is the actual element in pure form from the earth.
  • Bronze:  Bronze is brown. It is not an element: it is a metal alloy, usually  consisting of copper and tin, sometimes with phosphorus, manganese, aluminum or silicon added.
  • Bronze Age:  In antiquity, the Bronze Age was a time when we learned to work with  metals and make alloys.  These had added strength.
  • Eighth Anniversary: Bronze is for the eighth year of marriage, the color found in earth, wood and stone. 
  • Attributes:  Wholesome, earthy, steadfast, dependable, honest, warm, neutral, can stimulate the appetite. Found in nature in living and non-living substances.
  • GOLD, SILVER and COPPER in PRECIOUS OBJECTS and GEMS

    Gold rings
    GOLD:

  • Use gold and orangey gems for increasing personal wisdom and power, illuminating your  proper path, good overall health , gaining success and prosperity.
  • Golden chains, rings, pendants.  Gold/orange colored gems: Carnelian, Agate, Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Ametrine, Fire Agate, Ruby, Garnet, Smoky Quartz.

Bracelet

SILVER:

  • Silver is feminine.  For illumination, the Goddess.
  • Use silver chains, rings, lockets, mirrors.  Silver Gems: Chalcedony, Gray Calcite, Gray Muscovite, Gray-Silver Cuprite, Hematite, Magnetite (Lodestone), Pyrolusite.

flower

COPPER:

  • Copper Bracelets and Jewelry:  Used in the healing arts to take away pain.  Often recommended for arthritis and joint inflammation.

golden chakra

GOLD IN CHAKRAS  

The Golden/Orange Chakra: 

  • This is the 2nd chakra, located in the pelvis where the sacrum and reproductive organs reside.
  • An open 2nd Chakra leads to expressing our sexuality and having an open spirit.  We are generous and giving.
  • A closed 2nd Chakra can lead to selfishness, being demanding  and blocked sexually.  The Midas touch was a double-edged sword.
  • Physically, 2nd Chakra problems can be a stiff lower back, confusion, lack of sexual desire and pleasure, reproductive/menstrual/fertility problems.

Mirror

SILVER MAGIC

  • The Goddess: Silver is her element: Female, cooling, balanced, silvery, shining, illuminating.  Yin.
  • Cleansing: Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Draws out negative energy from the body and replaces it with positive energy.
  • Balance: Works on the mind/emotions to see overview, emotional balance, patience.
  • Energizing Gems: Silver has the ability to energize other stones during the new and full moons.


Gold nugget

GOLDEN  MAGIC

  • Approachable: While gold is seen as the wearer being materialistic, it also portrays the person as being open and approachable.
  • Strengthens: It is said to be the strongest colour to help cure all illnesses and strengthen both body and spirit.
  • The Masculine:  Very warm, forceful, powerful, energetic, Yang.

pearls

OTHER METALLIC  HUES

  • Grey: Offshoot of silver. Indicates peace and persistence.   Grey  is a major purging colour and helps in removing unwanted disease and troubles from the body including cancer of tissue and blood.
  • Too much Gray:  Can make us rigid, dull, melancholy, lonely, and lifeless. (without color).
  • Too Little Gray: can make us  feel uncertain, neutral, between light and darkness. Could be a time to make choices.
  • Tan, Taupe, Beige, Cream:  Types of  browns. Excellent backgrounds to make colors seem richer and brighter.

copper image

ACTIVITIES WITH THE METALLICS

    • Meditate with a Mirror: Silver coating on the back of glass creates a reflection.  Meditate into a mirror or shiny metal tray.  See the Goddess within.
    • Healing for Arthritis: Wear a Copper Bracelet:  See if your joint pain is eased.
    • Wear Silver and Moonstones:  Bring out the sacred feminine.
    • Feel Energized/ Powerful:  Wear gold.
    • Wear a Sparkly Dress:  Reflect the sun and the moon.

    maze

    Namaste


    RESOURCES:  Some of this Newsletter was adapted from:

    http://www.gemstonegifts.com/Colors/purple_violet.htm
    http://crystal-cure.com/purple.html
    http://www.whats-your-sign.com/color-meanings-in-dreams.html
    http://www.color-wheel-artist.com/meanings-of-violet.html

     

    EVENTS CALENDAR:

    Woman

     

    CIRCLING: Discover Your Animal Guide by Using Intuitive Powers

    Sunday October 11, 2009

     
    Connect With Other Wise Women

    Join In Ceremony with Drums and Rattles!
    Sunday October 11, 2009 $20 1-4:30 p.m.

    • Have you ever felt drawn to or frightened by an animal and not known why?
    • Animal qualities can help us understand ourselves and see our life’s lessons.
    • We will use ceremony and group energy to discover our guardian spirit.
    • The circle has been a natural way for women to gather since the beginning.
    • BRING: A drum or rattle if you can.  If not, we have extras. 
    • ALSO BRING: A pendulum or a weighted, symmetrical necklace, etc.


    Presenters:
    Andrea Lord, Women’s Circle Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner
    Rachel Lord, RN, CMT, Master Herbalist
    Held At:
    Old Hampden Holistic Center, 3501 S. Corona St., #1, Englewood, CO 80113
    To Sign Up:

    Phone:  Andrea at A Women’s Circle .720-530-2834
    email:  awomenscircle@yahoo.com  *   www.awomenscircle.net

     

 

There will be Women’s Activities and Circles throughout the year.  Stay posted.
If you have stories, information and would like to share bits of your journey with us,
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