BBC – Earth – Why do leaves change colour in autumn? By Chris Packham

The glory of autumn explained: Chris Packham reveals why leaves change from greens to reds and golden yellows.

The spectacle of green leaves turning rich reds and yellows in autumn happens when trees have taken all the food they can from the leaves that are filled with chlorophyll – the biomolecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and gives leaves their green colour.

When sunlight wanes and leaves stop making food, this green pigment is broken down into colourless compounds. Yellow pigments are then revealed and other chemical changes cause red colouration.

Enjoy the splendour of this wonderful transition of the seasons in this video.

Color Magick

Witches often incorporate the energies associated with various colors into their spells.  Every color in the rainbow has an energy signature that is suitable for magick, but most Witches stick to a correspondence that includes mostly the primary and secondary color palette.

Once you know what color has what kind of energy, it becomes second nature to seek out specifically colored items when crafting a spell.  The color of every single item incorporated into a spell is not going to be the same.  If you are using herbs in your spell, most of them are going to be green no matter if you are doing a spell for love which is associated with red, or a spell for your sick cat which is associated with brown.  Essential and blended oils will, of course, be clear or amber in color.  Likewise, incense cones and sticks are probably going to be brown or black.  It is the items you can control the color of that you should be concerned with.  For example, you can make a point to choose a red candle for your love spell, or a brown piece of cloth to heal your sick cat.

Use the color charts to choose the colors you can control:  Candles, Cloth, Ribbons, Bags, Clothing, Paper, Ink Colors, Gemstones, and similar items.  The universal color substitute is White, so if you are doing a healing spell and don’t have anything Blue, Green or Purple available, it is acceptable to use White.

Black

Banishing ~ Exorcism ~ Protection ~ Releasing ~ Reversing ~ Uncrossing

Blue

Change ~ Depression ~ Fidelity ~ Flexibility ~ Happiness ~ Harmony ~ Healing ~ Health ~ Impulsiveness ~ Magickal Power ~ Patience ~ Protection ~ Psychism ~ Sleep Tranquility ~ Truth ~ Understanding ~ Wisdom

Brown

Agriculture ~ Animals ~ Balance ~ Concentration ~ Finances ~ Home ~ Money ~ Neutrality ~ Psychism ~ Sorrow ~ Study

Gold

Attraction ~ Divination ~ Finances ~ Fortune ~ Intuition ~ Luck ~ Money ~ PersuasionUnderstanding

Gray

Mediation ~ Neutrality ~ Psychism ~ Stability ~ Victory

Green

Abundance ~ Balance ~ Employment ~ Fertility ~ Finances ~ Fortune ~ Generosity  Growth ~ Happiness ~ Healing ~ Luck ~ Marriage ~ Money ~ Prosperity ~ Purification      Renewal ~ Success ~ Wealth

Orange

Adaptability ~ Attraction ~

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