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Transformative magic of Green

A leafy sprout emerges through the thawing ground, and Nature’s magical show reveals its true colors. With its various shades, Green energizes springtime renewal activity for Mother Nature.

Osiris, the Egyptian god of rebirth, was depicted with a green face.

Venus, the Roman goddess of gardens, was associated with Green.

Spring shades lift our spirits and fill us with optimism that the harvest is around the corner.

Learn more: The Emerald Tablets of Hermes–Thoth.

Let’s dive in to learn more about green hues.



#1. The green ray is more than imagined.


Green may seem easy to define, but it’s pretty complex. The various shades of this color exist in a mysterious realm within the spectrum. Nevertheless, we’re grateful for its underlying power and effectiveness.

Green is centered among the seven rays as if balancing the day and night shades. Its influence has been studied in science and metaphysical fields, like astrology.

Our belief in its visual appearance and photosynthesis efforts, along with other sun rays, affects our daily experiences, thoughts, and perception of Nature.

Green shades have found their place in the environmental movement, where eco-friendly product manufacturers harness their power through green branding.

This marketing strategy highlights the product’s environmental friendliness. For example, sustainable architecture is part of the green building movement.

Discover more: The green ray has a magical allure throughout history.



#2. Green’s versatile uses travel far and wide.


Nature’s palette is rich with Green, a hue used to adorn reptiles, amphibians, and some fish, birds, and insects. This natural hue is camouflage, allowing these creatures to blend into their environments.

Remarkably, the veiled chameleon’s coloration is not fixed but influenced by many factors, such as age and social status. This adaptability shows the versatility of Green, Nature’s nurturing and protective hue.

Furthermore, as they mature, their colors help them blend into their environment because, as ambush predators, they must surprise fast-moving insects to catch them.

It stands to reason why humans appropriated this disguise trick with fabrics patterned for hiding and hunting purposes.

Perhaps folklore and science fiction exaggerated Nature’s exotic creatures into otherworldly green humanoid monsters like Frankenstein and the Swamp Thing, ancient gods, “little green men,” and mythical beasts like dragons.

Why Green? Maybe because certain shades are not how humans are perceived at first glance. However, all living beings love its gentle harmonizing effects.

Learn more: Your furry and feathered friends love green light.



#3. Green in color psychology speaks of Nature.


Green, a color with a rich and diverse significance, holds a multifaceted role in various cultures and art forms. For instance, green tea extracts, a staple in many cultures, are not just a beverage but also have medicinal properties.

Here are a few more:

  1. Feng Shui Tradition:
    – Green dragons and frogs
    – Green jade for good luck, prosperity, wealth
  2. Leonardo da Vinci:
    – Mona Lisa’s green gown
  3. Vincent van Gogh’s Inspiration:
    – Nature’s influence on the artist’s use of color
  4. Shamrocks and Luck
  5. Clothing Color and Social Rank

Unsurprisingly, Traditional Chinese Medicine considers green one of the elements in its five-element theory that feeds and nourishes us.

Learn more about various green shades in a chromotherapy practice.



#4. Green shades declare their purpose.

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Interestingly, humans subtly indicate their well-being through the presence of green in their coloration, which is also linked to levels of health.

Our instinctual attraction to specific shades of Green, often found in nature, indicates that we may need a little green-ray nutrition. For example, dark leafy greens like spinach and parsley are desirable.

Therefore, Green, a color often associated with health and wellness, is widely used in various sectors, including health and wellness branding.

  • Green paint is used in wellness facilities.
  • Green cross symbol is for first aid.
  • Green traffic lights signal safely.
  • Green lights on devices signal all systems go.

A green symbol communicates safety and permission to move forward.



#5. Imitating Nature’s pigments takes skill.


Around the late 1800s, artists demonstrated their ingenuity by utilizing toxic mineral pigments, including crushed bright green malachite and blue-green verdigris, the latter scraped from copper plates soaked in wine.

The patenting of synthetic ‘chrome green’ pigment marked a time of great historical significance. Meanwhile, creating safe and stable green pigments for art, fashion, and food coloring presents a challenge; for example:

  • Green plant pigments were used to dye clothing but fade over time.
  • Yellow and blue pigments produced more stable and vibrant green shades.
  • Green colorants are used in cosmetics and medicine and not food products.

Our instincts are based on the evolutionary survival of the fittest.

Our color palette for good health includes healthy greens.

Check out: Spiritual portrait drawing with the Green Ray essence.



#6. Green hues have sound vibrations.


Let’s conclude with a few words about Sir Isaac Newton, a mathematician, physicist, and much more. In his lifetime, he provided profound insights into the universe. He helped us understand how light transitions into darkness, creating the colors of a rainbow. Using a prism, he demonstrated how our minds perceive colored light.

In the 1700s, this influential physicist coined “spectrum” to describe the rainbow phenomenon. The Latin word meaning image or apparition gives us the word “spectrum.”

Studying light vibrations reveals another fascinating aspect of Sir Isaac Newton’s work. His observations of the seven rays, including Green, have influenced our understanding of light.

His discoveries include his pursuit of universal truths, which led to the development of specific color theories that associate F with yellow-green, F# with Green, and G with blue-green, beautifully illustrating the harmonious relationship between these colors and musical tones.

And the journey doesn’t end here. The world of color in sound therapy, a fascinating and distinct topic, awaits our exploration in a future article or class.

Here are the spectrum’s links: Light in Time, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Sky Blue, Indigo Blue, Violet, and Pink/Magenta.

Read more: The next stop on our journey is Sky Blue.



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