Month for Loki, Seventh: Crafting, connections and correspondences.
One of the first ways that Loki came to me was through colors.
I find crafting jewelry to be relaxing, so began making ankle bracelets for myself, and dedicating both the act of making the item and then, item itself to Him. As I may have mentioned before, creating things – whether it’s crafting, cooking or making artwork – seems to help me connect with myself and with Him.
Here are the colors and common associations that I use in my crafts for Loki:
Red: Passion, heat, blood – a color that evokes life force, vitality, sexuality
Orange: Flame, joy, fire – a color associated with Loki as a fire God, and God of the hearth. Warmth.
Yellow: specifically joy and happiness.
Green/Brown: Creativity, growth, change. Laufey (Loki’s mother) is associated with trees, so I feel Loki has a special affinity for trees and plants as well. A peaceful, lush shades of green and browns that signify growth and earth vitality. I feel Jormungandr can be associated with a paler green, signifying a connection to water/oceans, as well.
Blue: Sky (air) and ocean (water); another color (as with green) that can evoke peaceful associations as well as chaotic, energetic ones – a clear blue sky and a calm sea can also turn to storm-filled sky lit with flashes of blue-white lightning and dark-blue churning waves.
Purple: Self, knowledge. The color of the crown chakra. The color of sovereignty, divine connection and magic.
Gold: Treasures. Gold for Gullveig. Mead. As it is with purple, gold is associated with sovereignty, wealth, power, perhaps even decadence. Gold can signify Loki as sovereign, or as consort, fool, or foil towards what is considered kingly, lawful, or valuable. Loki as a Gift-Bringer provides the Gods (Sif, Thor, Freyr) with items of value.
White: Bone. Purity of ash when paired with black – Loki as Sacrificial God of funeral pyre
Black: Secret or hidden knowledge, magic, death, sacrifice. Darkness of the cave, of the mind, of the shadows within. Loki as the psychopomp, the death of self, and self-delusion.
Pink: The flush of skin, the ‘comely hue.’ Another joyful, vital color, that may also evoke His playfulness, eroticism, flirtation or pleasure.
Silver: Silvertongue. Another color evokes ‘value’ – wealth, treasure.
Carnelian: vitality, sexuality, warmth. Stone for the red/orange chakra
Snowflake obsidian: Grounding, chthonic. Coloring is evocative of ashes.
Iron Pyrite/Fool’s gold
Labradorite: Not the flame but the lightning, energy of electricity – I associate this stone not only with Loki but with His father, Farbauti, as well.
Jet: Grounding, along with other lava stones – reminiscent of a fire deity.
Green kyanite: Calming, stabilizing force. I associate this stone with His mother, Laufey.
Colors I associate with members of His family:
Angrboda: Blood red, rust red, black, forest green.
Fenrir: Blood red, black
Hela: White, black, bone. As well, a pale sort of pink.
Jormungandr: colors of water: aquatic blues and pale sea greens
Sigyn: Medium to pale blue, lavender, mauve, pink, yellow. Also browns, heathered grey.
Narvi: Tans and browns, earthy tones of green, and gold.
Vali: Black, red, speckled greys.
Sleipnir: Dark to medium blues, black, silver, grey.
Farbauti: white, electric blue, medium purple
Laufey: earth tones – greens, browns, gold.