Thursday, September 8, 2011
Black and orange
Drinking my coffee in a orange mug, yes all my favorite colors of the season are here, the planet puts it all out. Black and orange are here, I dress on black most of the time for work, doing hair in black is perfect. And witches love black as well, I do have a little black dog, and a white one, as a witch we all have our familiars. They love us follows us everywhere, at the end of my day, my little "Romeo" is right there with me my little black dog.
Black is the color of contemporary witches, black is always on the day of the dead.Orange is what the season puts on nature, so those two together gives us the perfect match of All Hallows Eve.
Marigold are in my country (Costa Rica) the flowers of the dead, we call it "Flor de muerto" the fragrance of these flowers so strong, when we were kids, my mom won"t let us even touch the plants, she said, they smell like dead.Today I love them in my garden , they make any little corner so pretty and so Hallo-winy!
.A few years ago I read these book, called " Arrancame la vida"http://www.amazon.com/Arr%C3%A1ncame-vida-Angeles-Mastretta/dp/0375701990. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W2M3X96XL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
The story is about an impossible love, the movie is out if you would like to look for it,is a version with subtitles, amazing movie to stay home and watch!!!, bring tissues with you. So here is the best part, when I read the book, I fall in love when those two go to an old church and do a ritual, then they drive around the town and found a plantation of marigolds!!! Flowers for miles, the field looks yellow and gold, and the fragrance is all over the place!! They make love out there, so romantic!! So imaging the movie was out I can"t hardly wait to go and see it, a friend of mine got me the movie, so their I was was popcorn and pajamas, with my movie!! I was just so in love with the characters ,at the end I notice, the skip, the part of marigolds, No Sex on the flowers !!! What!!! They show it all over in town but not with the flowers!!!, so there I was sad . there is is a funeral too in the movie, and they fill the church with all the Marigolds in the world!!!I wont tell you more... You can have fun reading these book.And see what other cultures do with them!!!
"Pull the life out of me". (Arrancame la vida) it will be the name,and yes, marigolds will be the flowers
Orange and black, are the colors of legends , magic, and spells. I use orange candles for my spells on these season, or just to burn. It also welcome the spirits of the dead. Black candles are also a color of protection, wisdom of the Goddess. Orange candles are used to do our magic in strength and health,and to resolve legal problems. In the mean time I will be burning candles!! Just because they illuminate our world, and add essence to our home, and the smells of spices at home calm even my crazy dogs.