|Most people find that a single
color for the background
degree beads is quite suitable
for their wardrobe needs,
providing a harmonious
Other folks like the idea of
mixing the background bead
colors in various ways, to
achieve special looks and
sometimes to accentuate
specific meaning levels in
their birth charts.
|For example, two colors can be used to alternate between the signs, with all the odd, yang
signs one color (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius) and all the even, yin
signs another (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces). Both the contrast and
harmony between these polarities can be effectively captured visually this way.
Alternatively, the birthday sky can be divided into night and day halves, emphasizing the
metaphor of the subtle contrasts between the visible and invisible worlds.
Three colors can be used to mark out the astrological Qualities or Modes, with the Cardinal
signs one color (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), the Fixed signs a second color (Taurus,
Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), and the Mutable signs a third (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius,
Pisces). These qualities mark out the squares and oppositions in a chart, accenting the
powerful dynamic tensions that motivate us to act the way we do.
Four colors can be used to mark out the elemental trines in the chart, with all the Fire signs
one color (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), the Earth signs a second color (Taurus, Virgo,
Capricorn), the Air signs a third color (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), and the Water signs a
fourth (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Trines are harmonious and easy, but elementally
unbalanced, and as the path of least resistance, they occasionally can get us into trouble if
we're not paying enough attention to where that path is leading. The example below left uses
color #29 coral red for Fire, #30 emerald green for Earth, #4 bright clear metallic yellow for Air,
and #32 baby blue for Water signs, but you can pick any colors you like.
Four colors can also be used to demarcate the seasons in a chart, as in the example below
and to the right: #35 royal blue purple was chosen to represent Spring, #30 bright emerald
green for Summer, #8 lapis lazuli for Fall, and #23 tourmaline pink was selected for Winter.