In the Elementals series, the witches use their magic by channeling different colors of energy from the Universe around them. Each color represents something different that they can use it for. Nicole sees this list on the chalkboard of what the colors represent when she first enters the classroom, but it isn’t described in depth. So I’m showing you the full list here!
If you haven’t read the book yet, here’s a short excerpt from where the magic system is explained to give you a better idea about how it works.
EXCERPT FROM ELEMENTALS:
“There’s energy everywhere.” Chris moved his hands in a giant arc above his head to demonstrate. “Humans know that energy exists—they’ve harnessed it for electronics. The difference between us and humans is that we have the power to tap into energy and use it ourselves, and humans don’t.” He smiled at me, as if I was supposed to understand what he meant. “Make sense?”
“Not really,” I said. “Sorry.”
“It’s easier if you relate it to something familiar,” he said, speaking faster. “What happens to the handle of a metal spoon when you leave it in boiling water?”
“It gets hot?” I said it as a question. This was stuff people learned in fifth grade science—not high school homeroom.
“And what happens when it’s plastic?”
“It doesn’t get hot,” I said slowly. “It stays room temperature.”
“Exactly.” He grinned at me like I’d just solved an astrophysics mathematical equation. “Humans are like plastic. Even if they’re immersed in energy, they can’t conduct it. Witches are like metal. We have the ability to absorb energy and control it as we want.”
“So, how do we take in this energy?” I asked, since I might as well humor him.
“Through our hands.” Chris turned his palms up, closed his eyes, and took a deep breath. He looked like a meditating Buddha. Students snickered, and Chris re-opened his eyes, pushed his sleeves up, and sat back in his chair.
“O-o-kay.” I elongated the word, smiling and laughing along with everyone else.
Darius cleared his throat, and everyone calmed down. “We can conduct energy from the Universe into our bodies,” he said, his voice full of authority. Chills passed through me, and even though I still didn’t believe any of this, I sat back to listen. “Once we’ve harnessed it, we can use it as we like. Think of energy like light. It contains different colors, each relating to an aspect of life. I’ve written them on the board. The most basic exercise we learn in this class is to sense this energy and absorb it. Just open your mind, envision the color you’re focusing on, and picture it entering your body through your palms.”
THE LIST OF ENERGY COLORS AND THEIR MEANINGS:
Red—confidence, courage and love
- Increased confidence
- Increased attraction/desire
- Increased strength
- Increased enthusiasm
- Increased focus
- Increased memory
- Increased happiness
Green—growth, success, luck
- Opens your mind
- Helps you be more aware of your options
- Increased luck
Blue—calming, truth, peace
- Increased calmness
- Can make others more willing to tell the truth
- Can help you see the truth/open flow of communication
Violet—imagination, creativity, balance
- Helps generate ideas
- Increased imagination
- Increased acceptance
- Deepens mood
White—a combination of all the colors. It’s the hardest to use/control because it involves gathering all the colors.
- Clears the mind
- Renews the spirit
- Removes a spell on an object
- Brings about confusion/disorientation
- Makes someone sad/depressed
- Brings about negativity
- Powerful witches can use it to compel others
Black—illegal to use
- Makes the victim feel like they’re being put through extreme physical torture