According to the Pantone Color Institute, the color of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. We couldn’t agree more! This is set to be a year of transformations. We are moving beyond the spectrum of what we’ve experienced before, and the insights that we’ll discover there will guide us for a lifetime.
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, on the motivation behind this choice. “It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level.”
This will be a year to focus on reconnecting with yourself, others and the Earth. Ask yourself how you can use the clarity that you’ve gained to excel your progress with positive actions. Ultra violet color is often associated with the energies of calm, reflection and creative expression. The Pantone Color Institute recommends making 2018 the year that we embrace ultra violet in our designs and spaces. The more we surround ourself with accents of violet, the more we’ll trigger ourselves to remain mindful and determined. That’s why we’re excited to fill our space with more violet and purple gemstones.
Amethyst is the perfect violet stone to get in tune with those properties of inner-reflection and creativity. It guides the third eye and crown chakras with awareness-enhancing vibrations. Use it to soothe away the negativity that held you back in the past. Not only will it help you to purify the mind of toxic thoughts, it also ushers in a more lucid dream state as you sleep. This is conducive to cultivating the imagination that will help you to flourish in 2018. So by using amethyst to gain clarity in the third eye chakra, cleanse stress, and promote visualization of goals, we can tap into the essence of our ultraviolet power. So load up the amethyst jewelry!
A Note About This Ultra Violet Flame Ritual From Heather Askinosie:
Ultra violet light is associated with transmutation. Use amethyst to visualize a violet flame burning away what no longer serves you. The violet flame is connected with St. Germain, who is believed to bestow great wisdom to those who invoke him. The decree below will help you to call upon the wisdom of St. Germain as you deepen your intentions for yourself.
What you’ll need:
Violet Flame Ritual Steps:
- Find a peaceful place in your home lay flat on the floor.
- Place your amethyst over your third eye. Visualize a flame in your third eye, or around your entire body. Feel it cleansing you of everything you wish you detoxify from your spirit. Feel it burning through anything that no longer serves you.
- Say this decree out loud: “I am the violet flame; I am powerful; I am ready to transform my life.”
- After you tune into your personal power, place your amethyst on your sacred altar. This will help you to remember to burn away negativity and let light consume you all year long.