This blog post was co-written by Jim and Rory.
Lately, we’ve really gotten into the new Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black. The codes in the show relate back to our previous blog post. These two entries center around the key themes of Pisces/Pi-SEAS, time, and feet. Additionally, many other codes present themselves in this enthralling series.
The show was created by Jenji Kohan a.k.a. the JoKer archetype. There were 13 (Pi) e[Pi]sodes in season 1. 13 episodes = 12 apostles + 1 Jesus. It is rated MA (Mature Audience). MA = 13 + 1 = 14 (Pi). 13 (episodes) + (season) 1 = 14 . 13 and 1 are key numbers here.New prisoners are outfitted with orange jumpsuits that read D.O.C. on the back. D.O.C. stands for Department Of Corrections. When read backwards, it spells COD, a type of fish. COD also = CODe and there are tons of CODes in this show. Orange is the color of creativity and represents the sacral chakra. Black and orange are the colors of Halloween, a scary holiday. Halloween and prison are centered around fear. The theme song for the show is “You’ve Got Time” by Regina Spektor. A specter is a spirit or ghost that one sees during Halloween. Time relates back to Saturn and the famous rabbit below.
The Lorax is orange with blonde hair. Piper sports orange and also has blonde hair. Orange is another color that represents time because it’s just below the SOLAR plexus. SOLAR refers to the SUN because it keeps track of time.Shoes are mentioned often in the series. Episode 1 starts of with Piper wearing makeshift flip-flops made out of feminine hygiene pads. Piper is seen as well-HEELed by the other inmates. Mr. HEALy is assigned as Piper’s CO[D] or social worker. One of the characters, Burset, ties in perfectly because she was using stolen credit cards to pay for her son’s sneakers. She also ties back to time because she is the prison’s HAIRdresser. HAIR=HARE. Credit cards = charging = the bull or Taurus energy. Another one of the characters, Watson, is a track star. In high school, she was a champion runner. She eventually ended up running from the cops after robbing a store. Both she and Piper are happy when the track is reopened. In the beginning of the series, Piper trades her own LOCKs for some cocoa butter. When in prison, one is LOCKed up. LOX is also a type of smoked salmon or fish which brings us back to Pisces.
In another one of the episodes, the prisoners who won the WAC (Women’s Advisory Committee) race were awarded with Dunkin’ Donuts (“America RUNS on Dunkin'”) by Mr. HEALy. Their theme colors are orange and Pink. Orange and Pink are colors on display during Easter which brings us back to the bunny or HARE, Jesus, and Pisces. The deeper meaning here is that the prisoners feel as if they are getting ahead when they aren’t getting anywhere. They still have to do their time, therefore the WAC is WACk!
In addition to the above, here is a collection of shoes or other foot syncs.
1. In the 1st episode, Piper is given shoes that resemble TOMS. She advertises them by explaining TOMS’ mission.
2. Burset says she wears a size 13 shoe.
3. Red says, “Don’t forget the toes, Norma,” who is shaving her legs in episode 2/T[W]OE.
4. A young Alex Vause is teased for wearing generic sneakers in episode 9. Her nickname is Pig Sty.
5. Red says, “He walked so much he wore holes in his shoes” in episode 8.
6. Pornstache says, “No Running!” Running isn’t allowed anywhere except for the track towards the end of the series.
7. Alex is reading a book called “Born To Run” in episode 12.
8. In episode 10, Poussey Washington jokes around with Piper and says, “Give me your shoes!” Polly says, “When I put my cold FEET on him he is always warm, and only sometimes annoyed.” Piper helps Polly put her wedding shoes on.
Jesus, also known as yeSHUa, is discussed often in the show. One of the characters, Pennsatucky, is a Jesus freak and claims to have HEALing abilities. Jesus HEAL/(HEEL)ing brings us back to Mr. HEALy. Mr. HEALy sends Piper down to the SHU (Security Housing Unit). SHU=SHOE and we wear shoes on our feet. Constance SHUlman plays “Yoga Jones.” Pennsatucky claims to have HEALing abilities. In one of the episodes she says to Piper, “It’s your SOUL (SOLE/SOL) that needs saving.” When the doctor asks her if she has experienced anxiety, she replies with, “You think this is an easy job, having to HEAL the whole world with just these ten FINgers?” Polly names her baby FINN. During the season FINale, the inmates put on a CHRISTmas play.
Piper reveals her tattoo of a Pisces FISH to the prison DOC/(COD). He admits he doesn’t like FISH. One of the correctional officers names is FIScHer. O’NEILL, another CO, has the last name of a popular surfboard CO. There is a reference to Neptune in this show. Neptune is the name of the produce company that supplies Red‘s kitchen. Neptune is the Roman god of the [Pi]sea[s].
CANDY and CORN are 2 other huge themes in this show. Synchronistically, CANDY CORN is given out during Halloween. Big BOO likes to eat corn. People say “BOO!” to scare each other during Halloween. The Candy Crush game reached widespread popularity at the same time the show was unveiled. People in prison face a hard and bitter time, so naturally they go for the opposite, which is sweet.
Here are some other references to candy and sugar in the show:
1. In episode 2, Taystee is given candy for revealing information to Mr. Healy.
2. In episode 8, Red relays how her father used to sell candy out of b-OX.
3. In one of the episodes, Daya pays one of the inmates in candy for helping her.
4. In episode 8, Piper revelas to Larry that there is a bet taking place that if she guesses close to the birth time of one of her cell mates, she’ll win a Twix bar.
5. There is also references to donuts, a King Cone and Pepsi in the show.
TAYSTEE is a lover of sweet treats. TASTYkake is a popular brand of sweet treats.
The transgender black man (Burset) represents Jupiter and the androgynous archetype. In the show, he displays both feminine and masculine qualities as the firefighting profession is arguably one of the manliest. When he crosses over into prison, he takes the role of the hairdresser, one of the most feminine occupations. In the photo below, the symbolism is obvious as Burset bears the number 17. 17 = Jupiter.
There are obvious Pi codes embedded within the show, e.g., when Crazy Eyes throws her Pie for Piper. Piper, the main character, brings to mind the Pied Piper of HAM[Pi.g]elin. The prison van in the show features the number 17. The license plate reads LFD-214. LFD–> L + F + D = 22 and 2 + 1 + 4 = 7–> 22/7 = 3.14/ Pi. Taystee Jefferson is TJ and TJ = π / Pi.
There is a lot of ARIES and TAURUS energy in the series. Of course POUSSEY Washington is an Aries. Miss Claudette is a TAURUS. POUSSEY represents the female anatomy. She admits in the show that she is the astrological sign of ARIES and ARIES represents the female anatomy. POUSSEY is another word for the vagina. Miss Claudette ends up choking CO Fischer’s NECK. TAURUS rules the NECK and THROAT. Norma Romano is a MUte inmate who surprisingly opens her THROAT chakra at the end of the series by singing. MO[O]rello plays the role of MOTHER MARy in the Christmas play. MARy represents both ARIES (the RAM) and TAURUS because TAURUS represents MOTHER Earth. There is a CO named BELL. BELL = cow BELL–more TAURUS energy.
The color RED represents ARIES while the color BLUE represents TAURUS. These colors together make up DNA or the power to create life. We all know life starts anew in the SPRING, or the MO[O]nths of MARch and April. MARch is C, alphabetically. TAURUS is in the position of D alphabetically. DC power runs both the political and electrical systems. DC = DC CURRENT and CURREN(T)cy/SEA powers the financial or economic system. Mr HEALy has Piper hold up both a RED and BLUE dress to see which one he prefers for his wife. These colors also tie us back to Jesus who is wearing RED and BLUE in The Last Supper picture above.
The theme of pregnancy appears throughout the show. Daya gets pregnant, and both Polly and another inmate give birth in the series. This symbolizes the rebirth of a new age–the Age of Aquarius and the death of an old age–the Age of Pisces. In summary, the themes in this show boil down to time and duality.
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UPDATE: As soon as we published this post, we stumBULLed upon the article below which was divinely timed with the theme of the show. 😉