Colours, idioms and numbers: with flying colours.
My quest today is to see if the colours used in idioms, when matched to the number that corresponds to that colour in numerology, ring true to the characteristics of that number. When at soul urge it is particularly revealing although not visible to others unless you act out on it.
Just to refresh your memories:
1 = red
2 = orange
3 = yellow
4 = green
5 = blue
6 = indigo
7 = violet/purple
8 = rose pink
9 = bronze/brown/pastels
11 = silver
22 = gold
A further refresher:
Leading pathway: Sum of day, month and year of birth added and reduced to a single digit – 60% of your mission on earth. The special talent you have to back this is the day you were born on (1st to 31st) reduced to a single digit by adding double digits together eg. 31=3+1=4.
Soul urge: Sum of all the vowels in your names reduced to a single digit. a=1, e=5, i=9, o-6, u=3. Y is ONLY used as a vowel when there are no other vowels in a name, for example Lynn. Then y=7.
Personality: Sum of all the consonants in your name reduced to a single digit. j,s=1, b,k,t=2, c,l=3, d,m,v=4, n,w=5, f,x=6, g,p,y=7, h,q=8, r=9.
Destiny: The sum of the soul urge and personality (sum total of all the letters of your names). Now you have 4 numbers in main positions to give you an idea of the colours and numbers connected to you.
Red-handed: If a person is caught red-handed, they are caught while they are doing something wrong or illegal.
Be in the red: If a person or organization is in the red, they owe money or have a
Like a red flag to a bull: To say that a statement or action is like a red flag to a bull means that it is sure to make someone very angry or upset.
Paint the town red: If you paint the town red, you go out and enjoy a lively evening in bars, night-clubs, etc.
Roll out the red carpet: To roll out the red carpet means to give special treatment to an important or honoured visitor.
See red: If someone sees red, they suddenly become very angry or annoyed about something.
Number 1 likes the position of boss or king and being served rather than serving – roll out the red carpet! Number 1 is about power, passion, ambition and physical energy – paint the town red. The negative number 1 can get very angry – see red. Many things could be like a red flag to a bull to the passionate number 1. The karmic number 1 (19) will get away with nothing in this lifetime, getting caught red-handed when overstepping rules. So all of the above statements ring true to the number 1. The colour red is for danger, so being in the red rings true to the colour but not really to the number.
Number 2 is about balance, smoothing over troubled water and peace-making; disliking any confrontation or discord. I could not find any idioms that incorporate the colour orange…
Yellow-bellied: extremely timid, cowardly
Yellow streak: If someone has a yellow streak, they are cowardly about something.
Number 3 is about expression. Being timid or cowardly would be a negative expression of this number which does indeed correspond to the colour yellow.
Green fingers: To have green fingers means to be good at gardening.
To be green: This is to be inexperienced or immature.
The grass is always greener on the other side: A place that is far away or different seems better than where we are now.
Green light: If you give or get the green light, you give or get a signal or permission to do something.
Green with envy: Someone who is green with envy is a person who is very envious.
The number 4 is about practicality, so give a number 4 the green light and they will tirelessly and systematically get the job done. Number 4 is earthy and in tune with nature so quite possibly has green fingers. Number 4`s are often found in agriculture. A number 4 can get “stuck in a rut”, so quite possibly does think the grass is greener on the other side, but needs HUGE motivation to actually take a step to get there. Unfortunately green with envy rings true to someone negatively applying a soul urge of 4. Over the years I have proven this over and over. A number 4, especially a 22/4 on soul urge or leading pathway is the number that takes longest to mature emotionally, again making the expression “to be green” completely valid.
Blue around the gills (also green or pale around the gills): If a person looks blue around the gills, they look unwell or sick.
Blue chip company: This term refers to a company with a solid reputation for the quality of its products and the stability of its growth and earnings.
Blue in the face: If you do something until you’re blue in the face, you try unsuccessfully to do something for a very long time.
To feel blue: to feel sad
Scream blue murder: Someone who screams blue murder shouts or complains very loudly as if something very serious has happened.
Blue-eyed boy: A blue-eyed boy is somebody’s favourite.
Out of the blue: If something happens out of the blue, it happens unexpectedly.
A bolt from the blue: some unexpected bad news.
Oh, boy! LOL! Number 5 is expect the unexpected, like out of the blue or a bolt from the blue, as number 5 is quick and nervous energy. As the life of a number 5 swings from one extreme to the next, I am sure they sometimes get blue around the gills as they seek balance in a crazy world. I am not sure about the blue in the face… Definitely a number 5 will sometimes feel sad and this number is linked to depression and drug abuse in the negative form. A special trait of the number 5 specifically, that no other number has, is that success is about WHO you know and not WHAT you know; so to be someone`s blue eyed boy will get you far in life. As far as screaming blue murder goes: most definitely a number 5! Oh, boy! If I find a 5 on the personality level of a marriage I know there is a lot of verbal screaming and shouting that can go on. Numerology shows the nature of a marriage – why two people got together which is the hidden motive, what other people see and think the partnership is and how it will probably turn out. Blue chip company rings true to the colour but not the number which is an 8. When designing logos and brand names the colour blue – particularly royal blue – is seen as quality.
Number 6 is about love, marriage and the home. It designs and counsels. I could find absolutely nothing relating to this colour.
Born to the purple: Someone who is born to the purple is born in a royal or aristocratic family.
Number 7 is mysterious, aloof and introspective. It is analytical and seeks the truth. Being born to the purple does resonate with the aloofness of the 7, but also to the colour purple which indicates royalty, luxury and wealth. However, it definitely is derived from the colour more than the number 7.
Pink elephants: This term refers to hallucinations or strange imaginary things seen by people as a result of heavy drinking or the use of narcotics.
In the pink of health: If you are in the pink of health, you are in excellent physical condition or extremely healthy.
To look through rose-coloured/tinted spectacles: to see things in a flattering or over-optimistic light.
Tickled pink: To say that someone is tickled pink means that they are extremely
amused or pleased.
Whew! This is a difficult one. The number 8 is linked to longevity and physical stamina as in many athletes and marathon runners, so in the pink of health rings somewhat true to the number 8. To look through rose-coloured glasses, however, is more the trait of a number 9 than an 8, although 8`s are more optimistic, I think. Tickled pink is also not really a trait of the number 8. More perhaps of the 3 and 5. Seeing pink elephants is a 16/7 number. This is a karmic number and prevalent in people and families where alcohol overindulgence is prevalent. The use of narcotics is more specifically a 14/5 number – another karmic number – and the number 5 will, of course, try ANYTHING once. Hopefully only once, though, or addictions can set in. So once again I do not find these statements very true to either the 8 or the colour pink.
Browned off: To be browned off means to be bored, fed up or disheartened.
The number 9 is one of compassion, generosity and imparting wisdom on a larger-than-normal scale. Seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses number 9`s can become very bitter with life. I suppose, therefore, that to be browned off could fit in with the negative 9 not devoting his/her life to a higher cause.
Silver lining: Every cloud has a silver lining is a proverb which means that
there is a positive or hopeful side to every unpleasant situation.
Silver spoon: To say that someone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth means that their family is very rich and privileged.
The number 11 is the number of illumination and enlightenment, which comes after going through some tribulation in life. So I find this very apt and fitting to the silver 11. The silver spoon story is perhaps more fitting to the colour; royalty usually uses fine silver cutlery and candelabras etc. To make this adage true to the number 11 would imply that an 11 comes from a wealthy family, which is not true any more than any other number; except for the 8 perhaps…
Golden handcuffs: The term golden handcuffs refers to a large sum of money or a generous financial arrangement granted to an executive as an incentive to stay in their job, or to ensure long-term cooperation after their departure.
Golden handshake: A golden handshake is a generous sum of money given to a person when they leave a company or retire (sometimes given to encourage early retirement).
Golden opportunity: A golden opportunity is a favourable time or excellent occasion
which should not be missed.
Golden parachute: A golden parachute is a clause in an executive’s employment contract stating that the executive will receive certain large benefits if their
employment is terminated.
Golden rule: The most important rule or principle to be remembered when doing something is called the golden rule.
As the number 22 is the mastery of vast co-creative projects and great achievement and ingenuity, all of these above could well relate to the 22. Gold is also seen as the pinnacle of wealth and is it has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. All of the above relate to money and wealth. Golden rule implies that it is the rule that stands out above all others, being true more to the metal itself than to either the 22 or the colour.
Grey area: To refer to something as a grey area means that it is not clear or easy
to define; therefore difficult to deal with.
Grey matter: Grey matter refers to the brain, or the grey colour of brain tissue.
Grey existence: To have a grey existence is to lead a dull, monotonous life.
I see grey as a non-colour, the epitomy of colourless colour. A grey area therefor does not resonate with any number, giving no clear indication as to how to deal with it or what traits to use. The same applies to grey existence. Grey matter, on the other hand, is exactly what the colour of the brain is and I find it appropriate as well as various areas of the brain have specific colours donated to them so grey implies the entire brain.
COLOUR – NOT SPECIFIC:
See the colour of somebody’s money: If you want to see the colour of somebody’s money, you want to make sure that the person in question has enough money to pay you before you accept to do something.
A horse of another colour and a horse of a different colour: another matter altogether.
To sail under false colours: means to pretend to be something that you are not in order to deceive people. This is from ships that used flags from other countries to be more welcome and not seen as an enemy. A deception.
Show one’s true colours: When a person shows their true colours, their behaviour reveals their real nature and shows their qualities and/or weaknesses.
To be off colour: to be not quite at one’s best, to feel queasy or slightly ill.
A highly coloured report: a report that is exaggerated or biased.
With flying colours: with great success, with distinction.
I am not going into detail with each of these, but will suffice to say that colour is definitely linked to character (to show your true colours) and perceptions, which again links to numerology. Colours and numbers are one and the same thing, just in a different format.
Until next time – have fun thinking about these things; listen in colour…. au revoir!