Yule Color: Gold
Day of the Week: Sunday
Planetary correspondence: Sun
Astrological Correspondence: Leo
In the animal world, it is embodied by the lion and the peacock. Plants associated with this color are Heliotropes, marigolds, sunflowers, golden or large & showy flowers, oranges, saffron, nutmeg.
Gold crystals: Amber, Golden Tiger Eye, Golden Topaz, Citrine, Sphalerite, Honey Calcite, Yellow Beryl (Heliodor), Pyrite, Gold, Rutile, Wulfenite
Wearing it in everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold, both the color and object, symbolizes justice. It symbolizes power, strength, and perfection. The ancients used it to symbolize balance in all things, as in the “golden mean.” This color is associated with divine principles. Phi is sometimes called “the golden ratio.”
It represents great value. If we value others, we treat them with “the golden rule.” We give valued customers “gold cards.” We value moments of peace; therefore, “silence is golden.” In Greek mythology, “the golden fleece” is the valued, sought-after goal.
This color is further associated with the wisdom of aging. (Note that “gold” contains the word “old.”) The fiftieth wedding anniversary is golden. Our latter years are also considered golden. The height of wisdom in civilizations is referred to as “the golden age.”
Optimistic and positive, it adds richness and warmth to everything with which it is associated – it illuminates and enhances other things around it.
At the uppermost level, this is a color which is associated with higher ideals, wisdom, understanding and enlightenment. It inspires knowledge, spirituality and a deep understanding of the self and the soul.
In the meaning of colors, it is generous and giving, compassionate and loving, the benefactor or patron, sharing its wisdom, knowledge and wealth with others.
It is the color of the winner – first place medals are always in gold, silver is second place. Confident, passionate and eye-catching, it draws attention to itself.
It is a warm color that can be shiny, glistening and happy as well as dull, muted and traditional. The brighter shades of gold catch the eye with their brilliance while the darker muted shades are deep, warm and intense.
This color has long been associated with royalty throughout the world, along with purple.
Being surrounded by too much gold can lead you to become egotistical, self-righteous and opportunistic in your quest for greater power and influence.
Spiritual meanings for gold include the wisdom of Solomon, knowledge far surpassing the intellect, being “illumined”. The timeless wisdom of the Egyptian, Mayan, and Aztec cultures all embraced the transmutational qualities of it in their religious practices, as well as in their art. The golden scales of Justice. Eternity. Splendor.
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