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Colour Healing

Everyone is affected by colours, often more than they realise.  Colour is intimately tied to all aspects of our life, especially to its visual aspects.  It permeates our language, our culture and our health.  We use colours to describe our physical well-being, our emotions, our attitudes, and our spiritual experiences.

There are some colours we like more than others and there are some we do not like at all.  Instinctively we are drawn to the colours that we most need at any particular time.  Colour can be used to alter our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions.

If you don’t know the colours that suit you best, the following tables may help.  They show the links between colours and our chakras, as well as our monthly birthstones.  You can use these as a guide, but remember, they are just a guide.  Always go with the colours you feel most comfortable with, as they will generally be the ones you need at the time.

The spiritual qualities of colour are closely linked to the seven major chakras.

Chakra Colours

Base chakra - 1st chakra - red and black
Sacral chakra - 2nd chakra - orange
Solar Plexus chakra - 3rd chakra - yellow
Heart chakra - 4th chakra - green and pink
Throat chakra - 5th chakra - blue
Third Eye chakra - 6th chakra - indigo
Crown chakra - 7th chakra - violet and white

Each month of our birth is also linked to a birthstone colour.

Monthly Birthstone Colours

January - deep red
February - purple
March - pale blue
April - white
May - green
June - white or purple
July - red 
August - pale green
September - deep blue
October - pink
November - yellow
December - blue



Here you will find the properties of each colour listed above, as well as some names of gemstones with those particular colour attributes.  To find out more about the individual gemstones, please use the Healing Properties search bar at left.



Related chakra:  Base chakra - 1st chakra

Keynote:  Strengthening of the life force, will and sexuality; stimulating.

Red builds vitality on the physical level.  Circulatory system, sexuality.  Stimulating to the energy levels of the metabolism, lower extremities, most blood conditions.  Awakens our physical life force.  Used for colds, poor circulation, anemia and mucus ailments.  Stimulates deeper passions—sex, love, courage, hatred, or even revenge.  It gives courage and perseverance.  Strengthens the will.

Red gemstones include:  Fire Agate, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Garnet, Red Jasper, Ruby, Red Tiger Eye.



Related chakra:  Base chakra - 1st chakra

Keynote:  Protection, grounding, strengthening

Black is protective, grounding and calming.  It activates and strengthens the magnetic, or feminine energies in the body.  Activates the subconscious mind, putting life, and all that goes with it, back into perspective.  Black should rarely be used by itself, but always in combination with another colour.  It is most effective when used in conjunction with white.

Black gemstones include:  Black Agate, Jet, Lava Stone, Magnetite, Obsidian, Black Onyx.



Related chakra:  Sacral chakra - 2nd chakra

Keynote:  Activation, construction, optimism, energy reserves

Muscular system, eliminative system, emotional aggravation and causes of physical problems.

Orange is the colour of joy, wisdom and creativity.  Physically, it energises the body.  It stimulates feelings of socialness.  On emotional and mental levels, it stimulates optimism and hope.  It is tied to the muscular system of the body.  Assists in healing conditions of the spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, adrenals, food assimilation and depression.  Its expansive quality encourages the broadening of experience.  Most shades of orange, including peach can be used to revitalise the physical body.  Peach can strengthen the aura.

Orange gemstones include:  Amber, Carnelian, Gold Goldstone, Sunstone.



Related chakra:  Solar Plexus chakra - 3rd chakra

Keynote:  Mental activity, intellectual power and ability, awakening.

Digestive system, gastro-intestinal tract, adrenal activity, left hemisphere brain activity.

Yellow is stimulating to our mental faculties, bringing mental clarity.  Excellent for depression, as its sunny qualities include joy, optimism and confidence, awakening an enthusiasm for life.  Effective in the treatment of digestive problems.  Beneficial to the stomach, intestines and the bladder, as well as the entire eliminative system.  Helps to balance the gastrointestinal tract.  Golden-yellow shades are healthful to both body and mind.  It can facilitate ones learning capabilities.

Yellow gemstones include:  Amber, Yellow Apatite, Aragonite, Yellow Calcite, Citrine, Yellow Jade, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Sapphire, Tiger Eye, Yellow Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline.



Related chakra:  Heart chakra - 4th chakra

Keynote:  Balance, growth, calming.

Circulatory system, sympathetic nervous system, conditions aggravated by emotions.

Green soothes and balances our energies.  It helps to encourage our compassion, sensitivity and self-acceptance.  Has a calming effect, especially in inflamed conditions of the body.  Soothing to the nervous system.  Awakens greater friendliness, hope, faith and peace.  It is restful and revitalising to overtaxed mental conditions.  Associated with gratitude and material expansion.  Spiritually, it encourages trust in the process of growth.

Green gemstones include:  Amazonite, Green Apatite, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Diopside, Emerald, Green Fluorite, Fuchsite, Jade, Green Jasper, Green Kyanite, Malachite, Moss Agate, Peridot, Prehnite, Turquoise, Unakite.



Related chakra:  Heart chakra - 4th chakra

Keynote:  Soothing.

Skin conditions and inflammations, immune system.

On all levels, pink is a soothing colour.  Mentally, it can soothe conditions of anger and feelings of neglect.  Awakens qualities of delight, compassion, playfulness, love, purity and self-acceptance.  Comforting to our emotional energies.  Stimulates the thymus gland and eases stresses on the immune system.  Pink is most effective in treating skin problems and conditions, especially combined with aqua.

Pink gemstones include:  Pink Opal, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Unakite.



Related chakra:  Throat chakra - 5th chakra

Keynote:  Peace, faith, aspiration, creative expression.

Respiratory system, eyes, ears, nose, throat, venous conditions.

Blue is cooling, calming and relaxing to the body’s system.  It quietens our energies and has an antiseptic effect.  Strengthens and balances the respiratory system.  Excellent for high blood pressure and all conditions of the throat.  Eases diseases such as asthma, chicken pox, jaundice and rheumatism.  Gives qualities of idealism, devotion and understanding.  Adds perspective to your experiences.  Awakens intuition and eases loneliness.

Blue gemstones include:  Amazonite, Angelite, Blue Apatite, Aquamarine, Blue Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Blue Fluorite, Blue Jasper, Blue Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Blue Tiger Eye, Blue Topaz, Turquoise.



Related chakra:  Third Eye chakra - 6th chakra

Keynote:  Integration, purification, altered states of consciousness.

Endocrine system, reproductive system, infection, most conditions of the head and face.

Indigo is a dynamic healing colour on both physical and spiritual levels.  It strengthens the lymph system, the glands and the immune system.  An excellent blood purifier, it also assists in detoxifying the body.  It is balancing to the hemisphere of the brain and all nerve synapses between them.  Indigo effectively treats all conditions of the face (including the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and sinuses).  It has a sedative effect and, when used in meditation, can assist in achieving deeper levels of consciousness.  Gives an expanded understanding, awakening devotion and intuition.  Aids in problems in the lungs.

Indigo gemstones include:  Amethyst, Charoite, Iolite, Lepidolite, Sugilite.



Related chakra:  Crown chakra - 7th chakra

Keynote:  Purification, transmutation, practical spirituality

Skeletal system, nervous system, some venous conditions, cancerous/tumorous conditions.

Violet is purifying on both physical and spiritual levels.  It is very antiseptic.  It balances physical and spiritual energies.  It is effective in cancerous conditions of the body.  Helps the body to assimilate nutrients and minerals.  Violet stimulates qualities of truth, devotion, responsibility, inspiration and humility.  It also stimulates dream activity.

Violet gemstones include:  Amethyst, Ametrine, Charoite, Violet Fluorite, Iolite, Lepidolite, Sugilite.



Related chakra:  Crown chakra - 7th chakra

Keynote:  Purification, purity, amplification

White is strengthening.  It is cleansing and purifying to the entire energy system.  Awakens greater creativity.  Stabilises the energy system and gives it an overall boost.  White amplifies the effects of any other colour used with it.

White gemstones include:  White Howlite, Magnesite, Moonstone, Opal, Selenite, White Turquoise.



Related chakra:  Third Eye chakra - 6th chakra

Keynote:  Intense purification.

Detoxifying the body.

Purple is effective when strong detoxifying of the body is needed.  Its high vibration gives it the ability to purify the body.  It can stimulate venous activity and is beneficial for headaches.  The red-purple range balances the polarities of the body.  The blue-purple range helps to shrink (such as tumours) and to cool, easing inflammations.

Purple gemstones include:  Amethyst, Charoite, Purple Fluorite, Purple Jasper.


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