Orange light rays dance to earth weaving their brilliant array with the sun’s hot reds and its cooler shades. Invigorating and inspiring, orange cheers us with its radiance. We bask in the warm sun through bright orange leaves under a calm blue autumn sky. We gaze in awe at the immensity of a harvest moon.
Orange catches our attention, opening us up to creativity.
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Thanksgiving celebrations wouldn’t be complete without orange-infused squash and spicy pumpkin pie. Orange is playful. It’s the bridge between the high excitement of red and the gentle purity yellow invites.
Now, while it shouts freshness and vitality it can also signify warnings. The majestic Monarch butterfly accumulates toxins from its diet of milkweed.
Actually, its bright orange wings accented by black and white protect it by declaring “don’t eat me, I’m poison!.” Mottled brown, defenseless young robins blend in with their nests.
In addition, the male’s reddish-orange breast patch develops and grows as it survives each season. A badge of courage, it proclaims strength and vigor to potential predators, the ability to defend a territory to younger males, and attracts their mate.
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Original Sun-Kissed Trivia
Understanding this is just part of the exciting path of discovery on our rainbow journey. Orange as a color term and a light ray in our visible spectrum includes many variants in hue, intensity, and brightness.
In addition as with all of the seven rainbow colors, its hue variations have been given their own names over time to identify things found in nature, such as Apricot, Melon, Persimmon, Tomato, Peach, and even brown.
As language evolved throughout the ages, so did our vocabulary of color terms in every language. Basically, there’s millions of descriptive words that define its shady hues. Magically, it tweaks our subconscious mind with a memory recall of its original sunny energy.
And in 1903 the release of Crayola’s first orange crayon became a milestone in many childhood memories. Surely as more colors rolled out over the years, in all its artistic medium from crayons and pencils to paints and paper, our conscious evolved in the process. That is to say, we’re learning the language of light through the named hues.
Colorful crafts inspired the creative mind to express itself outwardly.
For example in art, prose, poetry, architecture, technology, innovation.
Be Orange Strong
Astronauts, lifeguards, and highway workers wear “safety orange” uniforms to be quickly noticed for rescues or to avoid collisions.
For instance, orange street signs caution but don’t stop us the way red ones do.
As well, at busy airports and shopping malls you’ll first spot your favorite restaurant or retail chain by its colors. In short, it subliminally signals you in their signage for easy recognition and a call to action.
Orange’s juicy appeal stirs up desire, hunger, temptation.
Much of earth’s most delicious and healthy bounty is orange due to the photosynthetic pigment carotene. It converts sunlight energy for growth and is also responsible for the orange tapestry of autumn leaves. For instance red orangish spices like paprika and saffron enhance foods.
People often think that the fruit orange was named after the color orange. But, in fact, the English word “orange” was first used in the 1300s based on the Old French “orenj.” This word was adapted from older Eastern words (“naranj”, “narang”, and “naranga”) from where the orange tree was imported.
Nutritious C’s Please
Bursting with vital energy, springtime’s warming colors begin fill the landscape with growth and rebirth. Orange also keeps the second chakra, the sacral chakra located just below the navel in harmony with the other chakras.
In addition, it’s associated with Vitamin C; a powerful antioxidant necessary daily for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues from our head to our toes.
For instance, by ingesting orange fruits and vegetables such as bell peppers, tangerines, and papayas, you’re receiving this nutrient.
Orange hues are cheering, refreshing, nourishing.
They can replenish our mind/body energy reservoir.
Since ancient times the pharmacopeia of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Shamanism, and other traditions has included in nature’s apothecary plants in orange shades. For example, Ashwagandha or “Indian ginseng” is one of the most powerful supplements in Ayurvedic healing. It helps the body adapt to stress and is well-known for its restorative benefits for exhaustion.
In short, all vitamins and minerals have a color equivalent, an electromagnetic quality. Naturally, orange is irresistibly hard to miss as it tempts us, protects us, nourishes us.
We’re filled with a zest for life by earth’s orange bounty.
© 2018 Julianne Bien. Spectrahue.com. The ideas and opinions expressed herein are based on the author’s experience and exploration in the field. No medical claims are made or implied.