Scale of Colour
Assiah is the level of the Material World, the physical/etheric world of effects. It corresponds to the element of Earth, and the final letter of the Hebrew four-letter Name of God: Heh. In Tarot, it is represented by the Pages and the suit of Pentacles.
In this World there’s more mixed, rayed and speckled colours. I’ve read someone describe them as ‘polluted’ colours, but personally I don’t buy that. That have a beauty of their own and appear to be rooted in the physical world (as perceived internally).
The most evocative description I’ve seen comes again from the Whare Ra papers. The author (G.H. Chief M.C. 6=5) writes with the perception of a gifted poetic eye about the flecked and rayed colours of the Princess scale, “…blurred, let us say, one imposed upon the other.”
They continue: “In actually depicting this Scale the colours are represented as sharply divided, but if you consider them clairvoyantly you will see that they waver and mingle as the colours of moving water shift and blend as you look at them, or as lights interplay with the movement of clouds.
So on a windy day in Spring have you seen colours interchange in a wood as the young leaves fustle, and the shadows play over a mass of wild hyacinths or primroses.
The Princess must always be taken as something changing, unstable, evanescent; the flecked and rayed colours should actually be so cunningly interwoven that they would change with each movement of the canvas like shot silk.”