The color of gemstones is certainly part of their whole energetic make up that we identify with and love to look at and wear. Everything is made up of color, as this painting I did of rock molecules indicates.
The fact of the matter is that everything is made up of electromagnetic energy vibrating at different frequencies that correspond to sound, light and color.
I believe that we are drawn to the colors needed to create balance in our lives, which is the purpose and the goal in all healing. Colors attract us to certain clothing and accessories, colors in our homes, and even the foods we eat. Colors make us happy, and they can inspire our imagination and creativity.
Within the pure light of the sun are the seven colors of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Everything we see and touch is made up of some combination of these colors.
Each color emits a different wave length and energy frequency. These energetic frequencies range from red – the lowest vibration (longest wavelength) to violet the highest frequency (shortest wavelength). These different color frequencies affect the well-being of the spirit, mind and emotions.
The use of color as a symbol reflects an integral part of our lives and the language we use to describe our physical health and emotions, as well as mental and spiritual states. The most common examples are “looking at the world through rose-coloured glasses”, “green with envy”, “feeling blue”, “seeing red”, and so on.
In addition to these symbolic expressions, each color emits a subtle energy vibration that interacts with the energy system of the human body to help balance and stabilize physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions.
Also, on a more esoteric level, color has been linked with the Archangels. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D says that there are 15 archangels and each is part of a specific color ray.
The human energy system includes the seven chakras, which are the key regulators of the energies coming into and going out of the body.
As a symbol, color plays an integral role in our well-being and can have a powerful effect in reconnecting us to nature and bringing balance and harmony into our lives.
Lets talk about some of the basic colors in our lives:
Red is the color of emotion. It is metaphysically linked to the kundalini or 6th chakra. It is liked to sexual energy and also the energy of creation.
The gemstones linked to this color energy are rubies and garnets, to name the most common.
Some of the things that come to mind with red are aggression, anger, stop, Communism, danger, fire, hate, hell, passion
Some examples of phrases using red are “caught red-handed”, meaning either caught in an act of crime or caught with the blood of murder still on one’s hands. At one point, red was associated with prostitutes, or now, with brothels (red-light districts). Or “seeing red”like blind anger, and “in the red” , meaning tapped out financially–in any case all meaning fairly low energies.
But on the positive side, red can also mean fierce or brave and strong . Examples of this are found in the flags of many nations including the United States.
Blue is the color of perception. It is metaphysically linked to the third eye chakra, which is wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Two most popular gemstones linked to this color are saffire and lapis lazuli.
It is the color of truth, serenity and harmony, by helping to soothe the mind. It is good for cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting. good for fevers, calming the body and mind, raising frequency, etc.Blue light tends to make you happy–like christmas lights…
Research suggests that exposure to blue light can increase confidence and boost happiness levels.
Purple is the color of knowledge. It is metaphysically linked to the crown chakra , which is the seat of the higher consciousness.
There are many gemstones linked to this energy, most commonly are amethyst and ametrine.
In art, purple is the color on the color wheel between magenta and violet and its tints and shades.
In human color psychology, purple is associated with royalty, regality, and nobility
In healing purple is good for emotional problems, rheumatism, epilepsy, reducing pain, deep tissue work, bones
Green is the color of well-being. It is metaphysically linked to the heart Chakra, and is the symbol of expansion and love, understanding and compassion.
The most commonly known gemstones linked to this energy are jade and emerald.
Culturally, green has several contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others it is used to describe jealousy and envy, as well as anyone young or inexperienced. It is also associated with safety and well-being as well as natural elements and symbols such as lizards.
Green is one of the Christmas colors as well, because evergreens were worshipped for their ability to maintain their color through the winter season. Romans used green holly and evergreen as decorations for their winter solstice celebration called Saturnalia, which eventually evolved into a Christmas celebration.
There is much more to say about the colors of our lives. Almost more than meets the eye!