Thank you to whomever it was who asked about color symbolism...This is a
topic I have been meaning to research and "never got around to it". Please
add more info/sites that you come across. I am particularly interested in
meaning of colors in various cultures (i.e.: African cultures---can't seem
to find specific sites now--othr than the one I have for Zulu).
Native American color symbols--Cherokee
The Four Directions
Colors were associated with the four directions.
Blue represented North which meant cold, defeat and trouble.
White was South representing warmth, peace and happiness.
Red was East, the color of the Sacred Fire, blood,and success.
West was black the color meaning problems and death.
Other colors also had special meanings.
Brown was good but yellow meant trouble and strife.
The circle was also a basic symbol for the Cherokees.
The council houses were circular and the fire inside was
built so that the fire would burn in a circular path.
The stomp dance and other ceremonies were performed
in a circular pattern.
The Iowas---The color of the streamers brings together the four primary
colors in Native American art, the black, yellow, red and white. These
colors are said to represent the four races of man and the four prime
directions of the compass. With its use of color and its chosen emblems the
flag of the Iowas may be the most typical of all Native American
Red (Faith): Communication
Yellow (Love): Overcoming challenges through unconditional love
Blue (Intuition): Using intuition to teach and serve
Green (Will): Living willfully
Pink (Creativity): Working
White (Magnetism): Sharing
Purple (Wisdom): Gratitude/healing
Orange (Learning): Kinship
Gray (Honoring): Friendship
Brown (Knowing): Self-discipline
Rose (Seeing): Motivation
Black (Hearing) Harmony; listening
Crystal (Clarity): Wholeness
Astrological Color Associations
Gemini--Red or Purple--Red-blue--Light Blue/Silver
Virgo--Pale Blue or Violet--Gold-black--Gold/Black
Sagittarius--Orange or Purple--Gold-red--Gray/Silver
Capricorn--Brown or Blue--Red-brown--Orange/Brown
Pisces--White or Purple--White-green--White/Green