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RED

RED

Including:  All About RED * RED Around the World and in History * RED as a favourite colour * RED Clothes – Wearing RED Clothing * RED Foods * RED in our DREAMS – Dreaming of RED  * RED in the TAROT CARDS * RED ESSENTIAL OILS *  RED CRYSTALS and GEMSTONES – Crystal Healing * RED in the AURA * RED in the CHAKRAS * HEALING with RED – Colour Therapy using RED *

RED  -  All About
RED light has the longest wave length and the shortest vibrational frequency and is the first basic colour tone in the light spectrum that is visible to the human eye.  RED is at the bottom of the scale and is predominantly the ‘physical’ colour.  RED is known as the color of ‘life’ and can symbolize courage, passion and emotional relationships.  Being the colour of ‘life’, RED denotes strength and vitality, our deepest human emotions, and suggests the deepest passions of love, hate and revenge.

The colour RED also has deep emotional and spiritual connotations.

RED resonates with the ‘vital life force’, with your nervous activity urging and encouraging you to achieve successful results.

RED is also the colour of danger.  RED represents energy and action, fire, blood, anger, wine, intensity, impulsiveness, power and sexuality.  The phrase ‘seeing RED’ denotes anger and fury, and RED is also characteristic of suppressed aggression, tenseness, sensation and physical strength.

RED evokes an association with warnings, war, blood, anger, passion, desire and sexuality, steadfastness and willpower.  RED influences and rules a person’s ability to feel secure within themselves, and encourages the will to survive and succeed.  RED can also be the colour of complications.  

The colour RED stimulates, warms, arouses, intensifies vitality and inspiration, encourages persistence, passion and ambition. RED is representative of our survival instincts, security, action and energy, heat, aggression, violence, shame, blood and movement.  It also relates to sexuality and sexual impulses and urges, and the sexual organs. Our drive for existence and survival is represented by the colour RED.  It stimulates the human body to be responsive and assertive.  RED stimulates the heart and increases the vibratory rate.  RED also increased the appetite, and is associated with our sexual energy.  RED relates to the sensations of pleasure and brings on physical excitement.  The RED energy stimulates a passion for self-preservation and self-gratification.

The colour RED increases enthusiasm, encourages confidence and action, and provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety.  RED supplies energy and the motivation needed to work towards and accomplish goals.  RED is a ‘doing’ colour and is the colour of ‘getting things done’.

RED relates to the musical scale of ‘DOH’ and is related to the planet Mars, and the Element of Fire, Summer, and the zodiac sign of Aries, and the direction South.  

RED is inherently exciting and draws attention.  A keen use of the colour RED as an accent can immediately focus attention of a particular element.

RED is the highest arc of the rainbow and is the first colour you lose sight of at twilight.

Too much RED encourages the tendency to lose your temper, becoming agitated, overbearing, angry, demanding, un-nerving, oppressive and even violent.  It also stimulates us towards greed, being domineering and/or egotistical, bossy, highly-strung, hyperactive, dishonest and sly/cunning.

Too little RED may make us feel fearful, cautious, lethargic, manipulative and whiny.  It discourages us to reach our goals and makes us lack self-confidence.  It can make us feel un-loved, weak-willed, un-grounded, frustrated, sexually inadequate, alienated, overly cautious, separate from others, power conscious, possessive, and needing the approval of others.

RED resonates with manifesting love, affection, energy and vitality. The colour RED brings passion and strength to your relationships, your work and life in general. 

RED boosts motivation and encourages us to live our lives with passion and purpose.

RED AROUND THE WORLD and in HISTORY
Throughout human history, the colour RED has had a great significance and impact on our physical, emotional and spiritual identities and beliefs.
-  In the ancient times of the Norse, ‘Runecasters’ would inscribe the symbols of the Runes with RED juice from native berries.  
-  In Chinese culture, colours correspond with the five primary elements, the directions and the four seasons.  RED is associated with Fire, South, and Summer.  RED is also associated with good fortune and luck in China.  The Chinese New Year is celebrated by wearing RED clothing and decorating their houses with RED.  RED envelopes with ‘luck money’ are given to unmarried children to bring good fortune to them for the rest of the year.  The belief in the protective powers of RED can be traced back to the old Chinese folklore of the ‘Nian’ (a man-eating beast of ancient China who used to feed on human flesh.  Discovering that the creature abhorred loud noises and the colour RED, the people began to make liberal use of the colour in their clothing, home decorations, firecrackers etc to protect themselves from the ‘Nian’).
-  RED represents beauty in many cultures, traditions and languages.
-  In Greece, Easter eggs are dyed RED.  The Greek expression “piase kokkino” (which translates as ‘touch red’) is said when two people say exactly the same thing at the same time.  It is said that when this happens it is an omen that the two people will have an argument in the future, and this can only be broken when the two touch the nearest thing to them that is RED.
-  In Israel, kosher clothing stores banned the colour RED and sell only loose-fitting clothes for women.
-  A popular slang term for someone who is ‘under the influence’ or drunk in Jamaica is “RED”.
-  In India, a RED mark on the forehead is said to bring good luck.
-  RED symbolizes life, joy, energy and creativity to the Hindu.
-  Islamic, Hindu and Chinese brides traditionally wear RED.
-  In England, RED double-decker buses, mailboxes and phone booths are national icons.
-  In Aztec culture, RED was connected with blood.
-  RED symbolizes feast days of martyrs in the Catholic Church.
-  RED amulets were worn in many cultures to prolong life.
-  In the financial and monetary arena, RED symbolizes a negative direction.

FAVOURITE COLOUR RED
Those who choose RED as their favourite colour are often very passionate and motivated people who are determined to pursue and achieve all of their goals, desires and aspirations.

Those whose favourite colour is RED often portray a fiery, passionate nature, with a lust for life and are motivational and inspirational characters.  Those who prefer RED are generally assertive, competitive and sometimes a little aggressive in their careers.  They are brave, courageous, daring and outgoing, and are not afraid to tackle any challenge.  At times, these people may be over-impulsive and can take action before considering the full consequences.

Those who have an aversion to RED may be over-active, too impulsive, aggressive and/or hot tempered, egocentric or may have difficulties with other people who possess such characteristics.  It can also symbolize deeply hidden fears, and of rejecting their own personal power and assertiveness.

RED CLOTHING  -  WEARING RED CLOTHING
RED is the colour of passion and action.  RED is also considered to be a ‘power’ colour.  Wearing RED indicates someone who is vibrant and energetic, and implies a ‘go-getter’ type of personality.

Wearing RED helps to motivate and energize us, and brings excitement and passion into our lives.
A habit of wearing RED may suggest that one places a particular importance upon sexual drive and eroticism.  This energy is better used in creative endeavour, personal expansion and leadership development.

Those who wear RED are extroverted and courageous, although they may tend to become easily irritated and bad tempered if they don’t get their own way.

People who wear RED tend to be impulsive, energetic and excitable.  They are often ambitious and like for things to happen quickly.  They also like to be the ‘best’ in everything, and at times, may be insensitive to the feelings of others.  Those that love to wear RED like to be the centre of attention.

Wear RED when feeling run-down, to improve energy and athletic performance, and when quick bursts of energy is required. Wear RED when you need to get a job done and when you need extra energy.  Wear RED when wanting to feel confident and in control, and when you want to feel desirable and sexy.  

Only truly confident people can wear RED comfortably.

RED FOODS
When RED is present in food, it denotes sweetness and/or ripeness, the presence of lycopenes, quercetin and Vitamin C.  RED vegetables and fruit contain powerful phyto-chemicals such as lycopene and anthocyanins, which are essential for the circulatory system.  RED vegetables and fruits promote health of the adreanals, gonads, colon, legs and red blood cells.

Cayenne, cherries, cranberries, dulse (seaweed), gojiberries, guava, Hibiscus flowers, kidney beans, pink beans, pink grapefruit, pomegranite, radishes, red apples, red cabbages, red corn, red currents, red peppers, red plums, red tomatoes, rhubarb, rosehips, strawberries, watermelon, wholewheat.


RED in our DREAMS
When seeing RED in your dream you may wish to consider what your personal associations are with the colour RED in order to decipher whether it symbolizes love and passion, or caution and danger.

Seeing a predominance of RED, or a distinctive object or symbol in RED in your dream indicates energy and reaction as well as passion and anger. The phrase ‘seeing red’ suggests anger, and seeing it in a dream can suggest unresolved issues.

RED appearing in dreams resonates with our drive for existence and survival, and supplies the energy and motivation necessary to reach and accomplish goals and aspirations.

A clear RED in a dream can symbolize pure anger.  A muddy or murky RED may suggest repressed and/or suppressed anger.  RED appearing in your dream may represent aggression, sensation and physical strength.  

Having RED appear in a dream can be revitalizing and stimulating, motivating action.  RED vibrates with raw energy, intense passion, aggression, courage, power and impulsiveness, and has deep spiritual and emotional connotations and stimulates all of our senses.

Appearing in a dream, RED may be implying that you need to stop and think about your actions, and consequent re-actions.  It can also suggest action and re-action.

If you are a person inclined to dwell in the past, seeing RED in your dreams helps to bring you into the present moment.

Seeing the colour RED in dreams inspires:
determination, honour, willpower, freedom, activity, strength, independence, initiative, leadership, passion, energy, anger and motivation.

Red appearing in a dream releases:
anger and frustration, confusion, destructive feelings, revenge, rebellion, impatience and impulsiveness.

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COLOUR DREAMING  - What the Colours in Dreams Mean

RED in the TAROT CARDS
The color RED is linked to The CHARIOT (7) Tarot card due to its energetic nature.  RED is also linked to The TOWER (16) and can indicate negative action where rash, hasty, aggressive or violent behaviour is evident. RED is  also connected to The EMPEROR (4).

RED ESSENTIAL OILS
Musk, Vetiver, Basil and all root oils.

RED CRYSTALS and GEMSTONES  -  Crystal Healing
RED crystals and gemstones offer protection, courage, vitality, stamina and energy.
Almandite (Garnet), Apache Tear, Bismuth, Bixbite (Red Beryl), Bluebird (Azurite-Cuprite), Brecciated Jasper, Carnelian (Chalcedony), Catlinite (Pipestone), Chalcedony Quartz, Corundum, Crazy Lace Agate, Cuprite, Dragon’s Eye (Red Tiger’s Eye, Ox Eye), Eudialyte, Fluorite, Garnet, Indian Star Ruby, Jasper, Leopardskin Jasper, Lodestone, Madeira Citrine, Mexican Cherry Opal, Moonstone, Mozambique Garnet, Oligoclase, Pyrope Garnet, Red Adventurine, Red Calcite, Red Coral, Red Dolomite, Red Jade, Red Jasper, Red Sapphire, Red Spinel, Rubellite (Red Tourmaline), Rhodolite Garnet, Rubellite (Tourmaline), Ruby, Ruby Aura Quartz, Sardonyx, 
Spessartine Garnet, Star Ruby, Sunstone (Oligoclase, Thai Garnet, Thulite.

RED in the AURA
RED appearing in the aura in a balanced way attests to a great deal of vitality, good physical health, a warm and enthusiastic nature, willpower, strength, independence, openness, alertness, extroversion, motivation, emotionality, leadership abilities, passion, courage, sexuality and sensuality, spirituality and the ‘Divine Fire’.

Being the first basic colour tone for those presently on the Earthplane (and this is including a number of different shades of this colour), RED in the aura can indicate a person who has stayed close to the earth and has been materially-centred, with an excessive ambition for power.  

Bright RED appearing in the aura indicates generosity and positive endeavours.

Light RED in the aura tells of sexuality, eroticism, passion, gaiety, femininity, sensitivity and love.

CRIMSON in the aura resonates with sensuality, and deep SCARLET signifies lust.

DARK RED appearing in the aura attests to willpower, physical strength, masculinity, leadership abilities, yearning, courage, rage and hostility.

Cloudy RED can denote cruelty and greed.

In an unbalanced way, when RED appears in the aura it attests to anger and aggression, violence, confusion, destructiveness, frustration, vengefulness, rebellion, domination, tyranny, insanity, tension, hyperactivity and impotence.

RED in RELATION to the CHAKRAS
RED is the colour of the Base or Root Chakra, and represents the ‘Physical Element’ and houses the karmic forces.  The Base or Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and allows us to be grounded.  The Root or Base Chakra connects us to the Universal Energies.

RED adds its vibrant energy to the Root Chakra to promote and bolster willpower and courage, and strengthen the body.

RED symbolizes the element of Fire which is essential to all creatures.  Without heat there is no energy or action, and RED produces heat, which vitalizes and energizes the physical body. 

When the Root Chakra is blocked, we experience a lack of energy and vitality, and can suffer from depression, anxiety, fear, frustration and anger.

HEALING with RED  -  COLOUR HEALING with COLOUR
RED is used in colour therapy (or healing) for treating conditions of stagnation in order to renew or stimulate the life energy.  RED is stimulating and revitalizing and can assist with overcoming depression, inertia, fear and melancholy. RED is a great aid for those who are afraid of life and who feel inclined to want to escape.

RED relates to the adrenal glands and is the ‘life force’ from which we draw our strength, ambition and energy. RED energizes all organs and the senses of hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch.

The colour RED is linked to the circulatory system, the heart, sexual organs, the kidney and bladder.  RED causes haemoglobin to multiply, thus increasing energy and raising body temperature.

RED is beneficial to the circulation and energy flow within the body, as it is both activating and energising.  RED aids the immune system and helps with detoxification and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

RED is used for stimulating the liver; for increasing the production of red blood cells, for anaemic conditions, for stimulating the circulatory system, spinal fluid and the entire nervous system, fatigue, cold chills, it energizes the senses, stimulates ovulation and stimulates menstruation.  RED stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat and pulse rate.  RED is beneficial to stimulate growth, alleviates constrictions, enhances physical strength, the spine, feet, hips, legs, and stiffness.

RED is beneficial for states of exhaustion, to treat arthritis, muscle pains and spasms, bacterial diseases, hernias and impotence. RED is also used to treat diseases of the sensory nerves  -  hearing, taste, slight, smells and touch.

RED stimulates slow or inert metabolism and accelerates the expulsion of toxins and metabolic waste.  RED helps to relieve constipation, assists in the production of blood and expands the blood vessels.

RED helps us to plant our feet firmly on the ground.  If you are someone who has a tendency to dwell in the past, the colour RED helps to root you to the present;  the here and now.

RED is not suitable to treat people who suffer from being too hot, who are ‘hot-headed’ or agitated, or who suffer from high blood pressure and a pre-disposition to hot flushes.  An excess of RED can be over-stimulating and may cause irritability.

In Colour Therapy and Healing, RED is used to neutralize and energize, and brings fresh, strong energies to boost and aid recuperation after bouts of illness, lethargy, tiredness and depression.

Colour Therapists and Healers tend not to use the colour RED on its own due to its ability to warm and stimulate, but rather, use it in combination with BLUE and/or TURQUOISE.

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Joanne
Sacred Scribes

BODY and SOUL – MIND and SPIRIT

BLUE


BLUE
Including:  All About BLUE * BLUE Around the World and in History * BLUE as a favourite colour * BLUE Clothes – Wearing BLUE Clothing * BLUE Foods * BLUE in our DREAMS – Dreaming of BLUE  * BLUE in the TAROT CARDS * BLUE ESSENTIAL OILS *  BLUE CRYSTALS and GEMSTONES – Crystal Healing * BLUE in the AURA * BLUE in the CHAKRAS * HEALING with BLUE – Colour Therapy using BLUE *

BLUE  -  All About
BLUE is the colour of the sky and the ocean and is perceived as a constant in our lives.  BLUE is a conceptual colour and is the first of the cool spectrum colours and is the third basic colour tone. BLUE is cool (yin), crisp, clean and refreshing.  

BLUE skies are symbolic of optimism and auspicious opportunities.  BLUE represents water  -  the source of life.  BLUE is the colour of sleep and twilight.  The colour BLUE symbolizes depth, inward withdrawal, coolness, inner-wisdom, rest, truth, devotion, renewal and revival, purity, calmness and sleep. BLUE is associated with spirituality, serenity, truth, communication, revelation, faith and trust.  

BLUE is associated with the colour of the Moon, and with the feminine aspects. Planets related to BLUE are Jupiter, Mercury and Neptune. BLUE is linked to Wednesday, the Elements of ‘Ether’ and Water, and the direction West. The musical tone for BLUE is ‘SO’.  BLUE is related to the TEMPERANCE, MAGICIAN and HIGH PRIESTESS Tarot cards.

BLUE is the colour of communication with others, wisdom, truth, Heaven, eternity, receptivity, intuition and insight, spirituality, contemplation, mystery, patience, holiness, peace, stability, traditional and classical, loyalty, truthfulness, meditation and freedom.  It relates to our emotions, calm, peace and healing, tranquility and devotion.  BLUE is associated with freedom, strength and new beginnings, loyalty, faith, power and protection. BLUE is calming and instills composure and gentleness.
   
BLUE brings heightened intuition, inspiration, sincerity, peace, joy, tranquillity and faith and trust in the Self and others. BLUE is a colour that stimulates and encourages us to seek our inner-truths.  BLUE helps us to attain mental security and to pursue our ideals and aspirations.  BLUE stimulates spiritual security and our desire for inner-understanding.

The colour BLUE resonates with truth, loyalty, tranquillity, communication, speech, public speaking, ideas and devotion, peaceful dreams, dreamwork, prophetic visions and protection during sleep.

BLUE raises the consciousness to the realm of spirit and is the colour of meditation, spiritual awakening and development, intuition and insight, and connection with the 

BLUE is associated with reliability, trustworthiness and responsibility, open communication, clarity, cleansing, healing and protective qualities.  BLUE draws an 
increase in inner-wisdom, peace, harmony and the ability to communicate effectively. BLUE stimulates self-expression and assists with the ability to communicate one’s 
deepest truths.

BLUE represents inspiration and is a spiritual colour.  The BLUE vibration raises our consciousness to the realm of spirit, hence the value of this colour in spiritual and Color Healing, meditation and devotional services.  BLUE implies ‘notable intentions’ and is the colour for spiritual expansion and is the colour for truth, calmness, devotion and sincerity;  plus it is the colour of higher mental faculties. BLUE brings quiet, clarity and peace of mind.
   
The energy of BLUE allows us to look beyond and increase our perceptions and is a conceptual colour that urges us to seek our inner-truths. The colour BLUE stimulates creativity, faith, inspiration and devotion.  Memories of the past are stimulated and the concept of time flows quickly with the energy and vibration of the colour BLUE.

BLUE tells of harmony and spiritual understanding. BLUE suggests loyal friends and sincerity and is seen as dependable, committed and trustworthy.  BLUE is the collective colour of the spirit, and invokes rest. 

Dark shades of BLUE denote spiritual qualities and royal blue indicates good judgement and loyalty.  

INDIGO symbolizes self-mastery, spiritual awareness and awakening and resonates with increased inner-wisdom, realizations, understandings and profound insights.

BLUE causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming, but not all shades of BLUE are sedate or serene.  Vibrant BLUES (such as Electric BLUE) become dynamic and dramatic as it is an engaging colour that expresses energy and exhilaration. Some shades of BLUE, or the over-use of BLUE may be seen as uncaring and/or cold.  

Bright BLUE denotes self-reliance, confidence, inspiration and positive energies.

Royal BLUE is appropriate for dining rooms and living rooms, whilst dark BLUE can be used successfully in study and meditation rooms and spaces.  

BLUE is also ideal for bedrooms and rest areas. People tend to be more productive when working in a BLUE room as they are calm and focused on the task at hand.

BLUE increases career opportunities, business acumen, finances and leadership qualities.  BLUE is also good for long distance travel and/or house moves.

Clear BLUE is uplifting.  

MIDNIGHT BLUE has a sedative effect that promotes intuition and meditation.
   
DARK BLUE can be depressing, yet represents truth and moderation.

NAVY BLUE can be associated with restrictive environments.  The colour navy BLUE represent conformity and a lack of individuality.

The colour BLUE gives a feeling of distance, and artists often use it to show perspective.
Use BLUE paper for notes when you want help with memorizing and remembering information or a speech.

A BLUE Iris represents an important relationship or friendship.

Too much BLUE can result in once becoming melancholy and ‘feeling blue’.  Excessive BLUE can cause one to become dogmatic, arrogant, negative, self-righteous and self-centred.  It may cause you to talk too much, speak negatively and gossip about others.  Over-exposure to BLUE can cause one to be fanatical, hyperactive and prone to over-reacting.  Excessive use of BLUE can also bring too much cooling energy.

Not enough exposure to the colour BLUE can result in one becoming withdrawn and depressed, manipulative, timid, unreliable, stubborn, suspicious, devious, resistant to change, scared, weak, clinging to tradition, inconsistent and dependent.  It can bring about suppressed and/or swallowed feelings, and a lack of creative expression.

The colour BLUE awakens the intuition and eases loneliness, encourages artistic expression and enhances inspiration.

BLUE AROUND the WORLD and in HISTORY
-  BLUE was prevalent in the temples of Isis in Ancient Egypt.
-  In Eastern countries, BLUE coloured objects are placed in tombs to ward off evil spirits.  
-  In Greece too, the colour BLUE is believed to ward off the ‘evil eye’, and a BLUE bracelet or necklace is often worn for protection.
-  In China and Japan it is the colour of fortune.  In Chinese culture, BLUE is associated with wood, East and Spring.
-  In Iran, colours such as BLUE, blue-green and greed are sacred colours and symbolize ‘paradise’.  
-  In India, the god Krishna is often depicted with BLUE skin.
-  In Aztec culture the colour BLUE symbolizes sacrifice.
-  In Mexico, the colour of mourning is BLUE.
-  In Greek and Roman times, BLUE was associated with the sky gods Juno, Mercury and Jupiter.
-  The colour BLUE has Biblical significance and symbolizes ‘Heavenly grace’.  In the Catholic Church blue it is the colour associated with the Virgin Mary.

FAVOURITE COLOUR BLUE
BLUE is the ‘favourite colour’ of most people in the world and is a colour that has equal appeal to both men and women.  BLUE is universally considered to be the ‘friendliest’ colour on the spectrum and people who favour and/or wear it are seen as approachable and socially aware.  

Those who choose BLUE as their favourite colour are generally idealistic, enduring and patient people who tend to be nostalgic, peaceful, devoted and loyal souls.  They are highly sensitive individuals who can commit to their dreams and ideals.  They tend to seek contentment and peace of mind and do not quickly seek change in their lives.
Those who choose BLUE as their preferred colour often crave peace, quiet and the opportunity to fully relax and recharge their energies.  They are very open and receptive to learning new things in regards to how they can help others with their natural talents, skills and abilities.

People who prefer BLUE are honest, straightforward and trustworthy.

A person with an aversion to BLUE may be a very disciplined, strong career-oriented worker, who may have an aversion of commentary or restriction.  They may have a stubborn view of their desired direction.

BLUE CLOTHING  -  Wearing BLUE Clothes
The colour BLUE is the colour of healing, communication and sociability, and wearing BLUE suggests a knack for making everyone feel at ease.   It also indicates sociability and receptivity.  A person who wears a lot of BLUE may aspire to calmness and tranquility. Those who wear BLUE clothing prefer to be surrounded by love, affection and tenderness.

People who wear BLUE are generally self-reliant and intelligent and possess a great depth of feeling.  They often feel responsible for others and enjoy decision-making, 
problem-solving, and being in control.

Wearing BLUE clothes helps when you want to communicate and have your message heard and understood.

People who wear LIGHT BLUE are said to be analytical and generally have a practical approach to life.  People who wear LIGHT BLUE are creative, sensitive and perspective, with great imaginations yet a practical approach to life.  They can be analytical, knowledgeable and efficient and effective problem-solvers.  Those who wear LIGHT BLUE prefer to do things their own way and do not like to be rushed or hurried by others.  LIGHT BLUE wearers need a peaceful and secure environment in which to thrive.

People who wear DARK BLUE are said to be intelligent and self-reliant, and take on responsibilities.  Wear DARK BLUE to feel emotionally stable, calm and conservative.

BLUE FOODS
BLUE food is not a common occurrence in nature (aside from blueberries and blue-purple potatoes) and does not exist in significant quantities as a natural food colour, therefore we do not have an automatic appetite response to the colour blue.  Our primal nature also tends to avoid ‘warning colours’ as our early ancestors foraging for food considered BLUE, PURPLE and BLACK foods to be potentially lethal.

BLUE foods contain vast amounts of health-promoting phytochemicals such as anthocyanins and phoenolics, which are beneficial to the muscular and skeletal systems.

Of all the colours in the spectrum, the colour BLUE is an appetite suppressant.  When looking to lose weight, place your food on a BLUE plate, store your food in BLUE containers and even change the fridge lightbulb to a BLUE one.  BLUE lighting can also be used in the dining area for the same reason.

BLUE Foods include:
Asparagus, billberries, borage flowers, blue corn, blue grapes, blue potatoes, blueberries, hyssop, juniper berries, pansy flowers, potatoes, plums, purple broccoli, purple carrot, seaweed (kelp), veal, and some white fish.

BLUE In Our DREAMS  -  Dreaming of BLUE
The colour BLUE appearing in dreams may represent your Spirit Guide/s (or higher spiritual beings) and Divine life purpose and soul mission. BLUE is stimulating to our spiritual security.  

BLUE can also suggest optimism about the future and suggests clarity of mind.
Seeing BLUE in your dreams may indicate a feeling, need or desire to escape from a situation.  The colour BLUE appearing in dreams may be expressing a desire to ‘get away’. Alternatively, the colour BLUE may be a metaphor for ‘feeling blue’ or ‘being blue’.  

When BLUE appears in your dreams it helps you to attain inner-peace and harmony, mental security and a desire for deeper understanding.  If there is a lot of BLUE in your dream it allows for composure, patience, gentleness and contentment.

NAVY BLUE can be seen as a rigid or stoic colour and seen in dreams, NAVY BLUE can represent conformity and a lack of individuality.

Wearing LIGHT BLUE in your dreams can indicate your personal creativity and may suggest that you are a person who likes to pace yourself and focus on all that you do in your waking life.

The colour BLUE appearing in dreams inspires:
love, forgiveness, inner-wisdom, kindness and compassion, gentleness, patience, healing, contemplation and sensitivity.

Seeing BLUE in your dreams releases:
worry, fear and anxiety, self-pity, self-rejection, coldness and isolation, depression and detachment, passivity.

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BLUE on the TAROT CARDS
When the colour BLUE is seen within a Tarot card it denotes a time of reflection, using the mind productively and healing the soul.  BLUE seen in Tarot cards is a positive expression and tells of being true to yourself and others.

Because BLUE is amiable and eager to express itself, The MAGICIAN (1) carries the tones of BLUE, as does the The HIGH PRIESTESS (2), and TEMPERANCE (14).

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BLUE ESSENTIAL OILS  

BLUE is associated with:
Angelica Root, Cajaput, Chamomile (Roman chamomile, German chamomile, flowers, plants, essential oils and decoctions), Cinnamon, Cypress, Marjoram, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea-Tree oil, Rosewood, Sandalwood,Thyme, Vanilla.

BLUE CRYSTALS and GEMSTONES  -  Crystal Healing 
BLUE crystals and gemstones are used to open blocked communication and to enhance spiritual inspiration. The Ancient Egyptians used the crystal Lapiz Lazuli to represent ‘Heaven’, inspiration, sincerity and spirituality.  Crystals have been used to ‘heal’ since ancient times.

Agate, Alexandrite, American Blue Topaz, Aqua Aura, Aquamarine, Azurite, Benitoite, Bismuth, Blue Adventurine, Blue Calcite, Blue Fluorite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Mist Chalcedony, Blue Obsidian, Blue Periuvian Opal, Blue Quartz, Blue Tiger’s Eye (Hawk’s Eye), Blue Tourmaline, Blue Topaz, Blue Turquoise, Cat’s Eye Apatite, Celestite, Chinese Amazonite,  Chrysocolia, Corundum, Crocidolite, Dark Blue Beryl, Dumortierite, Fluorite, Indicolite, Iolite, Indicolite, Iolite, Kunzite, Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Larimar, Lepidolite, London Blue Topaz, Moonstone, Opal Doublet, Paraiba Tourmaline, Pietersite (Quartz), Peacock Topaz, Pectolite, Peruvian Blue Opal, Rainbow Moonstone, Sapphire, Sky Blue Topaz, Sodalite, Swiss Blue Topaz, Tanzanite (Zoisite), Turquoise, Vesuvianite, Water Sapphire, Zircon.

LIGHT BLUE crystals and gemstones (such as Aquamarine, Blue Quartz and Blue Lace Agate) relate to our creativity and communication with others.

DARK BLUE crystals and gemstones (such as Lapis Lazuli and Sodalite) represent how we communicate with ourselves.

BLUE  In the AURA
Appearing in the aura in a balanced way, BLUE attests to love, trust and truth, honesty, inner-wisdom, reliability, rest, manners, confidence, tranquillity, patience, co-operation, a forgiving nature, sensitivity, belief, inner-peace and inner-equilibrium, reticence, devotion and an awareness of the Divine.

Lots of BLUE in the aura indicates an artistic and harmonious nature and spiritual understanding.

Bright BLUE denotes confidence and self-reliance and indicates a more positive person than one whose aura radiates a paler BLUE shade.  People with bright BLUE in their aura are loyal friends and sincere and trustworthy people.  

LIGHT BLUE appearing amongst the other colours within the aura suggests softness, dedication to ideas and beliefs, conservatism, attraction to faith and/or religion, and sometimes voluntary solitude.

PALE BLUE is the colour of sensitivity.  It shows a heightening of emotions and imagination.  

SKY BLUE in the aura shows a strong intuition, gut-instincts and being highly perceptive.  Although these attributes may be quite powerful, it is often not consciously recognized as a ‘psychic ability’ or ‘power’ by the individual.

COLBOLT BLUE in the aura depicts pure intuition emanating from the higher mental levels.

ROYAL BLUE in the aura indicates honesty and good judgement and may also indicate a person how has (or is about to) find their chosen life work, life purpose and soul mission. It can also denote that the person is pursuing and serving their life path and purpose.

Darker shades of BLUE denote spiritual qualities and some deeper shades of BLUE can indicate a sense of loneliness, and on some levels, the deeper shades can also reflect a level of spiritual devotion.  

The muddier shades of BLUE reflect blocked perceptions and melancholy, worry and stress, rushing and feeling harried, fearfulness, domineering traits, forgetfulness and over-sensitivity.

BLUE appearing in the aura in an unbalanced way indicates fears and anxieties, exaggerated restraint, a lack of involvement, solitude and seclusion, depression and 
sadness, emotional coldness, passivity and self-pity.

BLUE in RELATION to the CHAKRAS
BLUE is associated metaphysically with the Throat Chakra and thyroid gland. This Chakra is located at the front of the throat and the base of the skull, and is linked to the neck, arms and hands and is connected with speech and speaking our truths. It encourages clairaudience and spiritual communication, and corresponds with our ability to communicate with others.

The Throat Chakra is our ‘Communication Centre’, and when opened and balanced it encourages us to communicate how we feel and what we think with truth with clarity. Being associated with the Throat Chakra, BLUE encourages communicating outwardly how we feel, what we think and the words we use to express ourselves.

When the Throat Chakra is blocked we experience difficulties with communicating our thoughts clearly, and can be manipulative in our speech.  This can result in headaches and tension within the neck and shoulder muscles, and can manifest as colds, influenza, thyroid and/or hearing problems.

HEALING with BLUE  -  Colour Healing
BLUE is the colour of healing and of ‘Healers’, and has a healing, calming and soothing effect on the entire human organism.  

BLUE resonates with healing on all levels, calmness and peace of mind.  BLUE raises the consciousness to the realm of spirit and is the colour of meditation, spiritual awakening and development, intuition and insight, and connection with the angelic and spiritual realms.

The colour BLUE is linked to the organs of touch, nerve cells, the spinal cord, the brain by lowering brain-wave activity, and the skin and hair.  BLUE is used to treat respiratory problems, bruises and burns, throat infections, and lowering fevers and infections.  BLUE also treats sensory and emotional disturbances, gynaecological diseases and ailments, menstrual cramps and menopausal problems. BLUE also strengthens and shrinks tissues and slows the development of tumours. 

BLUE can be used to ease a fever, sore throat, ear infection, toothache, bee stings, colic, hyperthyroid, burns, itches and rashes. BLUE helps to alleviate and heal arthritis inflammation, it relieves fear and sinus headache, relieves pain and eases a sore throat related symptoms to do with the larynx such as laryngitis and problems with swallowing.

BLUE can be used to counteract restlessness, agitation, hyperactivity, violence and insomnia.  BLUE soothes pain and suffering and causes the brain to secrete tranquilizing chemicals.

BLUE coloured light has been shown to reduce blood pressure and calms the nervous system and is anti-inflammatory.  It is relaxing and cooling and brings clear thought and clarity of mind.  BLUE causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming, and invokes rest and relaxation.  BLUE is used for achieving calmness, tension, relief and insomnia.  BLUE can help people who are hot-tempered and those who find it difficult to feel calm and tranquil.

BLUE brings quiet, clarity and peace of mind and can be used to calm and relax the body, soul and mind.  BLUE helps to develop the powers of expression and creativity.

BLUE can be used for any type of conditions associated with speech, communication or the throat, daydreams and daydreaming, prophetic dreams, protection during sleep and astral projection.

BLUE allows for clear communication and the healing vibration of BLUE can be used to unblock and open the flow of energy where it is stagnant and/or blocked.

BLUE brings contentment, patience, composure and gentleness, making it beneficial for someone who acts compulsively without giving thought to consequences.

BLUE is extremely liberating for those who have become resistant to change and rigidity in thought.

Light and soft BLUE can alleviate insomnia.  

DARK BLUE reduces pain and has strengthens the skeleton by keeping the marrow of the bone healthy.   DARK BLUE also affects the pituitary gland, which is the sleep regulator.

BLUE can be used to:
-  counteract chaos and/or agitation
-  open the flow of communication
-  broaden your perspectives
-  enhance learning and assimilating new information
-  promote peace and solitude
-  offer inspiration and enhance intuition
-  ease insomnia and repel nightmares
-  enhance memory and recall

BLUE is often used in hospital neonatal wards to facilitate the breakdown of biliruben in jaundiced babies, and can be used to open energy flow.

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Joanne



4/25/13

GREY

GREY  -  All About

Including:  All About GREY  *  GREY Around the World and in History  *  GREY Clothing  -  Wearing GREY Clothes  *  GREY in our Dreams – Dreaming of GREY  *  GREY in the Tarot Cards  *  GREY Crystals and Gemstones  *  GREY in the Aura  *  GREY in the Chakras  *  HEALING with GREY – Colour Therapy and Colour Healing with GREY  *

GREY is a combination of BLACK and WHITE and has the distinction of being a combination of all colours, as well as the absence of colour at the same time. 

GREY is controlled and inconspicuous and is considered to be the colour of compromise, possibly because it sits between the extremes of BLACK and WHITE.

GREY relates to the Element of Air, the Moon, and the ebb and flow of the tide, feminine energies, forbearance, insight and reflection.

GREY indicates that balance must be achieved when two opposing viewpoints are at place, in order to influence an outcome either positively or negatively.

GREY is the colour of the intellect, knowledge and inner-wisdom.  GREY can also symbolize your personal individualism.  GREY encourages and enhances patience and perserverance.

GREY is perceived to be a classic, long-lasting colour that is seen as sleek and refined.  It is the colour of dignity, conservatism and authority.  GREY represents non-involvement and formal authority. GREY is the colour of sorrow.

GREY can also relate to pessimism and can indicate fear, fright, depression, ill-health, confusion and ambivalence.  It can me one feel emotionally distant, detached and/or violated.

GREY has a neutralizing influence, erasing and cancelling situations;  often causing stalemates in circumstances.  GREY can be refined and tactful.

GREY is the symbol for security, dependability and maturity.  It relates to responsibility and conservative practicality.

GREY emphasizes your willingness to comply, encourages detachment and promotes rest and relaxation.

GREY is a perfect neutral, which is why it is often used as a background colour.
The human eye can distinguish approximately 500 shades of GREY.

A person with an aversion to GREY is someone who prefers to get straight to the point, with no time for political and/or tactical attitudes.  They often demand clarity and insist on knowing where everyone stands.

GREY AROUND THE WORLD and in HISTORY
-  GREY is the colour of mourning and repentance, as well as the colour for Lent in Christianity.
-  The Confederate Army wore GREY uniforms during the Civil War in America.
-  Native American Indians associate GREY with friendship.

GREY CLOTHING  -  WEARING GREY CLOTHES
People who wear GREY clothes are individualistic and self-sufficient, and generally have excellent self-control and prefer to remain aloof and uninvolved in the petty parts of life.

Those who wear GREY often have the tendency to isolate themselves, which can lead to feelings of loneliness. 

People who wear GREY are often those who make good judgements and make for good judges and critics.

GREY in our DREAMS  -  DREAMING of GREY
GREY often symbolizes a lack of clarity and feeling confused, but alternatively, it also symbolizes deep inner-wisdom.  Seeing the colour grey in a dream may suggest being emotionally detached to something, a situation or someone.

It may also indicate feelings of fear, depression, confusion or ill-health. As the colour GREY indicates depression, feelings of fear and fright, ill-health, confusion and ambivalence, dreaming of GREY may be indicating that you are feeling isolated, detached and/or emotionally distant.

The colour GREY, when appearing in your dreams, may also be symbolizing your individualism.

* More ‘COLOURS in DREAMS’ ...
COLOUR DREAMING  - What the Colours in Dreams Mean

GREY in the TAROT CARDS
GREY is a combination of WHITE and BLACK and has the unusual distinction of being a combination of all colours  -  and absence of color at the same time.

GREY indicates that balance must be achieved when two opposing viewpoints are at play, to influence an outcome either positively or negatively.

Wherever the colour GREY appears in the Tarot deck, it is an indication of inner-knowing, higher knowledge and inner-wisdom.  

JUSTICE (11) vibrates to the essence of GREY.

GREY CRYSTALS and GEMSTONES
GREY gemstones and crystals are healing stones that can assist with improving relationships towards more stability.

Botswana Agate, Cat’s Eye Opal, Chalcedony, Chrysoberyl, Dolomite, Galena, Grey Calcite, Grey Cuprite, Grey Moonstone, Grey Muscovite, Grey Quartz, Grey Star Sapphire, Hematite, Howlite, Iolite, Magnetite (Lodestone), Picasso Marble, Pyrolusite, Russian Agate, Tourmalinated Quartz, Water Sapphire (Iolite)

GREY in the AURA
GREY, in varying degrees, is found in the aura of people who have an inborn love of convention, formality and possess a ‘red-tape’ mentality.  GREY in the aura may indicated a lack of imagination and a tendency towards narrow-mindedness.  It is the colour of initiation and can indicate a movement towards unveiling innate abilities.  

GREY in the aura can suggest convention, formality, narrow-mindedness and difficulties.  It can also reflect secrets and/or secretiveness.

Shades of GREY leaning towards SILVER can reflect an awakening of the feminine energies.  These are the abilities and energies of intuition, illumination and creative imagination.

LIGHT GREY reflects the fears that can manifest as ill-health. 
Very LIGHT GREY in the aura can indicate fear and trepidation.  
PALE GREY reflects poor decisions and choices.
The darker shades of GREY seen in the aura indicates physical imbalances, especially if seen near specific areas of the physical body.  It can also be an indication of a need to leave no task undone.  DARK GREY appearing in the aura is an indicator of physical imbalances.  CHARCOAL GREY relates to depression and depletion of energy.

Lots of GREY in the aura shows a person who is secretive and ‘loner’ type of person.
In the outer edges of the aura, dark GREYISH/BLACK holes can sometimes be seen in the auric field.

HEALING with COLOUR  -  COLOUR HEALITH with GREY
In Colour Healing and Therapy, the colour GREY eases irritations, hyperactivity and mania.

GREY is excellent for mental, emotional and physical releasing and cleansing.  GREY works on the mind and emotions to bring about emotional balance.  GREY also aids speech and public speaking.

GREY draws negative energy from the body and replaces it with positive energies.
Excessive use of dark GREY may bring depressive energies.

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Joanne
Sacred Scribes

BODY and SOUL – MIND and SPIRIT