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    The meaning of colors

    Post by ELF Mary on Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:35 pm

    Color Red

    Red is the warmest of all colors. Red is the color most chosen by extroverts and one of the top picks of males. On the negative side red can mean temper or anger. In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. Brides wear red and front doors are often painted red. Red is Tuesday's color. Red roses symbolize passionate love. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand. Red is the color of Mars. This planet is known as the God of War.

    Red Energy
    Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).
    Red is the color of blood, and as such has strong symbolism as life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with emphasis on survival. Red is also the color of passion and lust.

    Put some red in your life when you want:
    increased enthusiasm and interest
    more energy
    action and confidence to go after your dreams
    protection from fears and anxieties

    Red gem stone properties
    Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote will power and courage, add vitality. Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy.
    Wearing Red
    Wear a red accent piece when you want to present yourself as bold and dynamic. It can boost your confidence if you are attending a function or interview where you feel unsure of yourself.
    If a woman wears a red dress it usually is associated with sex appeal.

    Chakra associated with Red:
    Red is the color associated with the Root Chakra at the base of the spine (animal or base nature). This chakra deals with life at the level of practicality. It is responsible for maintaining the body's heat and has a relationship with the circulatory system.


    Color Pink

    Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink. A pink carnation means "I will never forget you".

    Pink Energy
    Pink is a combination of red and white. The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present. White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential. Pink combines these energies. Shades of deep pink, such as magenta, are effective in neutralizing disorder and violence. Some prisons use limited deep pink tones to diffuse aggressive behaviour.
    Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.

    Put some pink in your life when you want:
    calm feelings
    to neutralize disorder
    relaxation
    acceptance, contentment

    Pink gem stone properties
    Pink gemstones can be used to promote love, self-worth, order and protection from violence or aggression. Carry or place pink gemstones around your home or office to stimulate love and beauty.

    Wearing Pink
    Wear pink when you want to present yourself as a peaceful, calm person who is not threatening. The softer shades are very feminine and darker shades will alleviate feelings of friction.

    Color Brown

    People who prefer brown are often conventional and orderly. The negative meaning of brown can be a repressed personality or a lazy person. Brown is the color of the earth and is associated with the material side of life.

    Brown Energy
    Brown can mix into many surroundings. It is a mixture of red, blue and yellow and has many shades and tones - each producing a different effect. Brown can be a stabilizing color. The red in brown gives it practical energy while the yellow and blue add mental focus energies. Too much brown can make a dull effect. Brown gives a feeling of solidity, and allows one to stay in the background, unnoticed.
    Some shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness, naturalness and dependability.

    Put some brown in your life when you want:
    a solid wholesome feeling
    to blend with the background
    a connection with natural earth and the stability this brings
    orderliness and convention

    Brown gem stone properties
    Brown gemstones act as a grounding force and promote stability and clear thinking.

    Wearing Brown
    Wear brown clothing if you want to show no direction or attitude in particular. Brown is a disguise that can be used to effectively hide your true nature. Prior to the introduction of denim, brown was the color worn by manual workers.
    Warm browns can be worn to exhibit a 'down to earth' feeling.

    Color Orange

    Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck's color is orange. I have been told that if a change of any kind is need in life, just burn an orange candle for 7 nights.

    Orange Energy
    While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.

    Put some orange in your life when you want:
    to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
    to become more involved in something
    to increase creativity
    relief from things becoming too serious

    Orange gem stone properties
    Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red, but are gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who could use more self esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones around your home or office to stimulate creativity, mental quickness, ability to adjust to changes.

    Color Gold

    It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic.

    Gold Energy
    The tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

    Put some gold in your life when you want:
    increased personal power
    relaxation and enjoyment of life
    good health
    success

    Wearing Gold
    Wearing gold in everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains worn around the neck preserve health.

    Color Yellow

    The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest color to see. People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Always use yellow note pads.
    Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Sunday's color is yellow-gold.

    Yellow Energy
    Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit, and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment. Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.

    Put some yellow in your life when you want:
    clarity for decision-making
    relief from 'burnout', panic, nervousness, exhaustion
    sharper memory and concentration skills
    protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather

    Yellow gem stone properties
    Carry or wear yellow gemstones to promote the ability to express yourself. They are excellent stones for writers and public speakers to increase eloquence. The yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness. They are used to enhance decision making skills.

    Wearing Yellow
    Wear yellow to present a cheery, uplifting effect. Use it around your office to help keep a clear your mind, and improve memory and decision making.

    Chakra associated with Yellow:
    Yellow is the color associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. This chakra deals with identity.
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    Post by ELF Mary on Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:36 pm

    Color Green

    Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don't know what color to use anywhere use green.
    Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

    Green Energy
    Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.

    Put some green in your life when you want:
    a new state of balance
    feel a need for change or growth
    freedom to pursue new ideas
    protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

    Green gem stone properties
    Green gemstones are used to attract money, prosperity and wealth. They are balancing stones that promote growth and fertility. Carry, wear or place green gemstones around your home or office to promote balance, change and growth.

    Wearing Green
    Wear green when you want to overcome a sense of thwarted ambition. Green says growth - balance - harmony. It is a color of healthy relationships.

    Chakra associated with Green:
    Green is the color associated with the Heart Chakra. This chakra deals with higher consciousness and love.

    Color Purple - Violet

    Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple.Violet is the color of purpose. Violet is associated with the Crown chakra (This links individual and universal).

    Violet Energy
    Violet is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling, calming and expansive. Violet brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red brings practicality to the undirected expansiveness of the blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, violet is associated with imagination and inspiration.
    Violet is an important energy for those who use blue and indigo skills in the psychic field. The red in violet offers a grounding effect.

    Put some violet in your life when you want:
    to use your imagination to its fullest
    to re-balance your life
    to remove obstacles
    to calm overactivity or to energize from depression

    Violet gem stone properties
    Violet gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with higher self, and to increase imagination and inspiration.

    Wearing Purple
    Wear purple when you want to encourage fantasy, mystery and imagination.

    Chakra associated with Violet:
    Violet is the color associated with the Crown Chakra. This chakra is the main co-oridination center of the body and ensures you are connected to universal sources of energy.

    Color Indigo

    Indigo is the color of the deep midnight sky. It can have a negative effect when used during a depressed state, because it will deepen the mood. Indigo symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. While blue can be fast, Indigo is almost instantaneous. Inventors use indigo skills for inspirations that seem to 'come out of the blue'.

    Put some indigo in your life when you want:
    to focus on personal issues
    to develop intuition
    to step outside of everyday life for a new and interesting way of viewing a problem
    solitude and inner communication
    Indigo gem stone properties
    Indigo gemstones open the door to the subconscious, symbolizing the bridge between the finite and infinite. They are used as a guide to cosmic knowledge. The indigo stones are indigo, sapphire, and azurite.

    Chakra associated with Indigo:
    Indigo is the color associated with the Third Eye Chakra located between the eyes. This chakra deals with intelligence and psychic power.

    Color White

    White is the color of purity. Brides wear white in many countries, because white symbolizes a virgin. White means kindness. In some cultures white is worn at funerals. White is Monday's color. White daisies are a symbol of loyal love.

    White Energy
    Strictly speaking, white is not a color, but the manifestation of the presence of all color - the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion. In many cultures it represents openness and truth. White has a cold quality. It can provide clarity as its energy is complete.White has purification vibrations and can be used to clear blocks from your path.It holds the potential to move toward every other color and this makes it a good choice for new beginnings, and development in any direction.

    Put some white in your life when you want:
    to clear clutter and obstacles away
    to start a fresh beginning
    to bring about mental clarity
    purification of thoughts or actions

    White gem stone properties
    White gemstones are ruled by the Moon and are associated with sleep and psychic energy. They are often used for good fortune, protection after dark. The crystal amplifies the powers of other stones. Some say that because white stones contain all the colors, they can act as substitutes for stones of any color.

    Wearing White
    Wear white to impart a pure, wholesome impression. Surround yourself with white if your surroundings feel cluttered and you want to refresh your mind.

    Color Black

    Black is the most misunderstood color. A black tie dinner is very formal and elegant. Women can wear that "must have little black dress" to the black tie dinner. Yet the bad guys wear black hats. Black symbolizes death in some cultures. Native Americans thought black was good because it was the color of soil, which gives life. Saturday's color is black.

    Black Energy
    Black is not a color, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all color. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black, and its opposite white, represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals. It has come to mean hidden, fearful or bad experience. It is linked to the unknown or the unseen.
    In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

    Put some black in your life when you want:
    to become inconspicuous
    to open the door to mystery
    to prepare for the unknown
    a restful emptiness

    Black gem stone properties
    Black gemstones symbolize self control and resilience. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.

    Wearing Black
    Dress in black if you want to become inconspicuous. Black is also used in clothing to make a bold statement of mystery and self control. Black clothing can say "Notice me but do not intrude."

    Color Gray

    Gray is the color of sorrow. People who favor gray can be the lone wolf type or narrow-minded. Gray with more silver in it can be a very active color. Native Americans associate gray with friendship. Gray is the symbol for security, maturity and dependability. It connotes responsibility and conservative practicality.

    Gray Energy
    Gray is the true neutral color. Its energy imparts void, emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. Because of this, gray can be restful. It has a detached and isolated feeling. Gray can have a cooling effect when placed next to other more vibrant colors. It has a stabilizing effect, making vibrant colors stand out while muting their vibration.

    Put some gray in your life when you want:
    to emphasize your willingness to comply
    a neutral, non-invasive feeling
    to reduce the intense energy of another color
    to feel detached or isolated

    Gray gem stone properties
    Gray gemstones are healing stones and can assist in improving relationships toward more stability.

    Wearing Gray
    Gray clothing suggests efficiency and is often used for this in the business world. Gray can also suggest lack of imagination, so should be used carefully. Gray will emphasize neutrality. Too much gray, or the wrong shades will suggest lack of character, initiative and detachment. Add a hint of another color to gray clothing to express efficiency with personality.

    Color Blue

    Blue is the coolest color - the color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. The ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary. A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the chosen color by conservative people. Blue is the calming color. That makes it a wonderful color to use in the home, especially for babies. Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for pajamas. Dark blue is the color of truth and moderation. A blue iris means your friendship is very important to me. Wednesday's color is blue. Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power.
    Turquoise is the symbol of youth, both the color and the gemstone. This color has a soothing affect. Turquoise is the color of communication. It contains the growth quality of green with the blue quality of communication. Turquoise has long been used in amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength.
    Aqua is the color of high ideals.

    Blue Energy
    Blue gives a feeling of distance. Artists use it to to show perspective. This is a good way to understand the energy of the color blue - it allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward. It contains a cool vibration that is helpful to communication.

    The vibration if blue can be used to open energy flow where it is blocked. Using blue to relax will encourage feelings of communication and peace.

    Put some blue in your life when you want:

    calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation
    to open the flow of communication
    to broaden your perspective in learning new information
    solitude and peace

    Blue gem stone properties
    Blue gemstones promote peace and are used to calm ragged emotions. They are used to provide relief to people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares. They offer inspiration and enhance the quality of communication.

    Wearing Blue
    Wear dark blues for a stable, calm conservative feeling. All shades of blue will help to make easy communication, whether it is with yourself or others. Use blue paper for notes when you want help in remembering a speech or other information.

    Chakra associated with Blue:
    Blue is the color associated with the Throat Chakra. This chakra deals with communication of how we feel and what we think.



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