What’s That You Say? ANOTHER Project??
It’s true. The madness is only gaining momentum!
I first heard of the Temple of the Twelve – Novice of Colors book through an article by the author – Esmerelda Little Flame – on Witchvox (the article is longer archived there *BOOOO*). It’s been biding its time on my Amazon wishlist, never quite making the cut, but every so often I’ll run across something that reminds me to get back to it.
Most recently – last night, in fact – I read Nornoriel’s post on renewing her colourwork. She talks about studying the twelve colours (plus her addition of indigo) for a month each, starting at the New Moon. Which happened to be last night. If that isn’t a subtle sign that the time is now, then I don’t know.
13 moons = 1 year of studying the colours and their personal meaning and manifestation in my life. Colour is already a very important element in my life, one that is always evolving as it becomes necessary for me to learn new ways of incorporating it into the way I express myself. Studying it for a year will be a combination process of remembering past ties, discovering new meaning and deepening my understanding of colour symbolism – something that will also expand my ability to read tarot.
Inspired by Nornoriel, I’m going to let this process define itself, somewhat. I can start working with the concept (outlined here) and see where it goes. This way I won’t be adhering to the structure of the book which will be good for me on a psychological level, as well as allowing the journey to evolve organically (rather than becoming caught up in doing. it. like. this. and setting myself up for boredom and failure). And if I find I need direction down the line, I can always make the investment.
To this end, I did a mini-journey last night to see which colour would present itself first (*please don’t be brown please don’t be brown*). Wasn’t sure what to expect (what with recent difficulties), but I found myself in the Snowy Forest. I grounded first, finding the deep indigo depths of the night sky reflected below my feet. Interesting. I asked if he was there and sensed his presence behind me. He wasn’t distinct, but I could tell he was in winged form. He stretched my arms out to either side of me and I got a mental *push* to remember my own wings and golden form.
I fully expected someone I know to show up, like Black. Or that the snowy landscape was just right for White to make an appearance. Nope, wrong.
It makes some sense, with spring on the horizon ( e v e n t u a l l y ), the way I’ve been imagining warm, afternoon sunlight on my skin and that the Princess of Swords is Air, often assigned yellow as the suit colour. As the first blog redesign showed, yellow has been on my mind, even if only subconsciously!
I’ve already started pinning ALL THE YELLOW THINGS to get started. Once I’ve got the structural guideline put together, it will be linked under the Projects header. I admit to being excited about this. The Daily Draw Project is going well; Morty makes me happy; I have high hopes that a year of studying colour will yield equally successful results.
Yellow is the colour of identity, focus, clarity and awareness.
Let’s do this!