Mabon Color — Violet
Astrological Sign: Libra
Violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. Violet is calming. It can be used for psychic power and spiritual enhancement, and is the color of the unconscious and subconscious. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. It has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum. It contains the energy and strength of red with the spirituality and integrity of blue. This is the union of body and soul creating a balance between our physical and our spiritual energies.
Violet assists those seeking the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment – it expands our awareness, connecting us to a higher consciousness. Violet is the sign of psychic ability and hidden knowledge. Purple is considered an aid to spirituality and contemplation. Leonardo da Vinci once wrote that meditation and prayer is ten times more powerful while bathed in the violet light shining through a stained glass window. Violet can also help to develop imagination, inspiration and creativity. While composing his operas, Richard Wagner surrounded himself with it. Violet conveys magic and mysticism and spiritual power.
From a color psychology perspective, violet promotes harmony of the mind and the emotions, contributing to mental balance and stability, peace of mind, a link between the spiritual and the physical worlds, between thought and activity. Violet and purple support the practice of meditation. The color violet also relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. The color violet inspires unconditional and selfless love, devoid of ego, encouraging sensitivity and compassion. The color purple is specifically associated with royalty and the nobility, creating an impression of luxury, wealth and extravagance. In Japan violet signifies wealth and power. Purple has power. It has a richness and quality to it that demands respect. Purple is ambitious and self-assured, the leader. Violet is the color of aristocracy and royalty. During the Byzantine Empire the Emperor signed edicts in violet ink. Violet was also the royal color during Cleopatra’s reign.Too much of the color purple can promote or aggravate depression in some. It is one color that should be used extremely carefully and in small amounts by those who are vulnerable to these depressed states.
Violet is the color to utilize when influencing people in high places. Violet also signifies independence. Used in ceremony and ritual, violet implies substance and power as well as bravery and courage. In some Native American tribes, purple represents wisdom, healing or gratitude. In Tibet amethyst is considered sacred to Buddha.