What Do The Chakra Colors Mean?
Have you ever noticed that a certain color starts to show up everywhere you look?
Maybe you receive several red envelopes in the mail… red cars keep parking next to you… or the only pen you can ever find always has red ink…
An influx of one color can be a sign that your Chakras are out of balance. It’s the Universe’s way of letting you know that you are in need of healing.
Color plays a very important role in your life, and it’s directly related to your
- And Spiritual Health.
You see, color is made up of energy and vibrations. And so are you…
You have 7 major energy centers in your body, called Chakras, that each have their own color. Your Chakras absorb energy from the Universe around you, and use it to nourish your physical, emotional, and spiritual being.
In this article, I’ll share with you not only what each of the Chakra colors mean, but also...
...How YOU can use the POWER OF COLOR to boost your health, increase your happiness, and manifest the life you desire.
This is your one-stop guide to the Chakra colors.
Let’s begin by understanding why your Chakras have colors in the first place…
The Chakras and Their Colors
Every color is made up of a unique frequency of vibrating energy…
...And the color of each of your Chakras matches the frequency of energy that Chakra uses.
For example, the frequency of yellow matches the frequency of the energy that your yellow Solar Plexus Chakra absorbs and uses to power your drive and motivation.
Here’s a list of each of your primary Chakras and what color it’s associated with:
- Root Chakra- Red
- Sacral Chakra- Orange
- Solar Plexus Chakra- Yellow
- Heart Chakra- Green
- Throat Chakra- Blue
- Third Eye Chakra- Indigo
- Crown Chakra- Violet
Now that you know why the Chakra colors are important, let’s look at each Chakra color individually. We’ll start with the red Root Chakra…
Red- Root Chakra
Urgency, power, blood...
The sense of urgency and action associated with red relate to your Root Chakra’s control of your basic physical needs. If you don’t have food, water, or shelter, the color red signals an alert so that you can move into action.
The wavelengths of the color red move the slowest, making it thick, dense, and heavy. Your Root Chakra is your connection to the Earth and helps to keep you grounded. So the dense energy of the color red pulls you closer to the Earth and keeps you connected.
This energy center is also connected to the physical nature of the world. And the color red matches the color of your blood, one of the most basic physical elements of your body.
Red is also a warm or hot color, but it’s not typically associated with heat… That would be the color orange...
Orange- Sacral Chakra
Creativity, heat, sexuality...
Orange represents the heat and drive of passion, the desire to have a physical connection with another human...
Your Sacral Chakra is the center of your sexuality and governs your reproductive organs. This energy center controls your ability and desire to create new life.
Creativity is also tied to this Chakra’s fluid and flowing energy, similar to the way that the color orange is the creative mixture of red and yellow...
Yellow- Solar Plexus Chakra
Intelligence, achievement, the sun…
The color yellow symbolizes intellect, and your Solar Plexus Chakra is responsible for understanding the wisdom that comes from your physical body—your gut feelings.
A connection also comes from the fact that this energy center is named after the sun (Solar) and its bright yellow rays of warmth that shine down to Earth.
Your Solar Plexus Chakra controls your will, ambition, and power, and its element is fire. Yellow is a symbol of power and superiority. Just think about the color of the medal that you receive when you win — a golden yellow.
Yellow signifies our motivation and drive to achieve great things, aiding this Chakra in its power to help you reach your goals.
Next, I’ll tell you about the color of love and compassion… I’ll give you a hint: It’s not what you think!
Green- Heart Chakra
Nature, growth, transformation, and abundance...
Your Heart Chakra is the center for change. Through this middle Chakra, physical energy must be transformed into spiritual energy, and spiritual energy also must be changed to physical energy.
Green is also a color of safety, both physically and emotionally. Another role of the Heart Chakra is to open yourself up to feelings of love and compassion. And when these feelings are in abundance, the green energy associated with the Heart Chakra makes you feel safe and loved.
Perhaps you feel disconnected from the world, or maybe you’ve just been in a negative funk… That is a signal of a Chakra imbalance!
If you’d like to learn more about exactly how Chakra imbalances manifest in your day to day life, then try my free 5 Minute Chakra Balancing Plan.
It’s a quick and easy guide with 12 questions that will help you discover what areas of your life you need to focus on healing. Find out more about which of your Chakras may be closed here.
Next let’s move onto the Chakra of knowledge...
Blue- Throat Chakra
Ease, communication, truth…
The color blue has a calm and cooling affect. It also represents sensitivity, which is related to the Throat Chakra’s ability to help you speak your feelings.
Blue is also the color of the teacher. And since this Chakra is responsible for clear communication, it helps you spread knowledge and teach others.
Through an open fifth Chakra, you gain the ability to clearly and easily speak your truth, soaking your soul in the beautiful color blue.
But it’s only the lighter shade of blue that connects with your Throat Chakra. Darker tones, like Indigo, relate to your next Chakra...
Indigo- Third Eye Chakra
Wisdom, clarity, a deep sense of inner knowing…
Your Third Eye is responsible for your sixth sense… your intuition… that deep knowing inside yourself that helps to guide you.
Indigo is also associated with the night sky, which some believe to represent the bridge between Heaven and Earth. This celestial connection from the color matches with the Third Eye’s ability to connect the feeling and will centers of the lower Chakras into the mental centers of the Third Eye and Crown.
The night sky can be seen as a symbol of the time when you are asleep and dreaming, which is also controlled by the Third Eye Chakra.
For example, when your Third Eye is open and clear, you’ll experience peaceful sleep that leaves you feeling rested. But when it’s blocked, you won’t be able to settle your mind enough to allow your body to relax into a deep sleep.
If you want to get into your highest self, your deepest spiritual connection, then you’ll need to look at your violet Chakra...
Violet- Crown Chakra
Royal, spiritual, rare…
Your Crown Chakra is your highest self… your most supreme being. And violet is the color of royalty, demonstrating that when this Chakra is open, you have found your connection with the divine.
Violet also has the highest wavelength, or fastest rate of vibration, further signifying that the Crown Chakra is how we reach our highest self.
This color is associated with a deeper connection to the spirit. Many religions use violet as a way to represent things that are sacred and spiritual.
It is also difficult to find the color violet in nature. It’s not as common as others, meaning that it is more connected to the spiritual world than the physical, just like your Crown Chakra.
Next, let’s look at how colors in your Aura can help identify energy imbalances in your Chakras...
Chakra Colors and Your Aura
Your Aura is the collection of energy that surrounds and weaves throughout your body, providing valuable information about the health of your mind, body, and spirit.
There are seven layers in your Aura and each layer corresponds to a specific Chakra. In your Aura, you can see the colors of your energy centers.
The health of your Chakras is directly related to your Aura. So scanning your Aura will help you identify which of your energy centers are out of balance.
Seeing too much yellow in your Aura signals an overactive yellow Solar Plexus Chakra. This tells you that you’ll need to work on balancing the flow of energy in this Chakra so it can return to a healthy state.
If you don’t see any red in your Aura, you will need to spend some time healing your red Chakra. There may be a block that you need to remove to allow energy to flow freely throughout your system.
If you want to learn how to scan your aura so you can see which colors are out of balance, try my Guided Healing Sessions Premium Collection, which includes a session specifically for scanning your Aura, as well as 17 other unique healing sessions for boosting your physical and spiritual health.
I’d also like to tell you about a powerful tool that can be used to supercharge your Chakra healing…
Colored Crystals and The Chakras
We’ve already talked about the significance of the many Chakra colors, but there are ways that you can use crystals to boost the health of your body, mind, and spirit by aligning your energy with certain colored crystals.
Each Chakra has a crystal or two that matches its color. You can use the power of the crystals to help balance or stimulate your Chakras.
Here are some of my favorite crystals that aid in Chakra functioning…
Root Chakra: Bloodstone
A powerful stone to use with your Root Chakra is bloodstone. It’s a dark red color that mimics the color of blood (hence the name). This stone helps both energy and blood flow smoothly throughout every part of your body, and can also energize your desire to maintain good health.
Whenever I travel, I like to bring a small bloodstone with me so that I can feel safe while away from home.
Sacral Chakra: Citrine and Carnelian
There are two orange crystals that you may want to try with your Sacral Chakra.
Citrine matches the frequency of energy in your Sacral Chakra making the two a perfect match. If your emotions seem to be out of balance, or you’re just not feeling confident, try wearing a dark orange Citrine stone. These crystals have the power to block negativity and boost your positive vibes.
Carnelian can greatly increase your creativity. The beautiful orange color of this stone stimulates your passion, inspiration, desire, and pursuit of your dreams. Try placing this stone on your desk to help you come up with new ideas at work.
Solar Plexus Chakra: Yellow Jasper
Your third Chakra, the Solar Plexus, is named Manipura in the ancient Indian language Sanskrit, and it means ‘lustrous gem.’
Yellow Jasper has a deep connection to your third Chakra. This crystal contains the power of the sun to bring happiness, joy, and self-confidence, and keeps you motivated and driven to reach your goals. It is a wonderful stone to use for treating depression or anxiety.
Heart Chakra: Green Aventurine
Some crystals come in multiple colors, like Aventurine. When you find a green-hued version of this stone, it is the perfect crystal to use with your Heart Chakra.
Aventurine has the ability create space in your heart center, allowing more energy to flow in. This creates abundance and increases your capacity for love. If you’re going through a breakup, trying wearing an Aventurine stone to help reopen your heart so you can love again.
Throat Chakra: Turquoise
Turquoise is a light blue stone that connects with your Throat Chakra to help you speak your truth. It aids in communication and can be worn around your neck if you have an important presentation or conversation coming up.
Third Eye Chakra: Sodalite
The deep, royal blue color of Sodalite can help heal your Third Eye. This stone has the power to sharpen your intuition, strengthen the connection between your physical body and your higher mind, and open your mind to be more accepting.
Try holding this indigo stone up to your forehead the next time you are having trouble making a decision. Sodalite will intensify the power of your Third Eye to help bring you clarity.
Crown Chakra: Amethyst
One of my favorite crystals to recommend for healing is Amethyst. It’s color ranges from light to dark purple and can have a great effect on your Chakras and your body as a whole.
Amethyst has purifying and protecting properties that help you align your spiritual self with your physical body. It’s also the crystal of the spiritual world and can be especially useful while meditating to boost your connection to the divine.
(NOTE: If you want a quick way to know which crystals will help you the most, you can use my FREE 5 Minute Chakra Balancing Plan. Get it here.)
Crystals are not the only way that you can use color to improve your life…
How to Use the Chakra Colors for Energy Healing
Color is an influential tool in Reiki healing, if you know how to use it correctly. There are often times when you may need to send a certain color energy into yourself or a patient to aid in the healing process.
If one of your Chakras needs healing, you can use an art like Reiki to send energy of the same color as that Chakra…
By coloring the energy, you are “customizing” it for that particular Chakra!
But this can be tricky. Many novice healers make the mistake of simply visualizing the color they are trying to use.
When you visualize a color, you’re only seeing it in your head. This creates the color yellow because it is the color of intellect.
If you want to use any other color in your healing, you must learn how to embody that color. You must learn how to “be” green if you’re healing the Heart Chakra or “be” red to heal the Root Chakra.
It’s a completely subjective process. For me, being green means the smell of fresh cut grass. For you, being green could mean wearing a green shirt or the taste of biting into a fresh piece of broccoli.
Take some time to explore what each color means to you so that you can learn how to effectively “be” that color. Try looking through a multi-color suncatcher, pausing on each individual color to notice any thoughts or feelings that come up.
“Being” a color can be done in many different ways and can incorporate any of your senses… smell, sight, sound, taste, touch. Whatever sensation you go with, just make sure it resonates with you.
Once you’re confident in your ability to embody each color, then you’ll be able to use it to enhance the power of your Reiki and create meaningful change in the lives of your patients, and yourself…
Look for These Colors in Your Life
If you notice a particular color appearing often in your life, it could be a sign that you have an issue with your Chakra of the same color.
Let’s go through each color, and I will tell you what it could mean if you see it a lot…
And, how you can add that color to improve certain aspects of your life...
Look for red in the mornings, when you first wake up. Use it’s bright, vibrant color to help you feel alert and connected to the Earth. Red is a good color for mindfulness because it helps you be in the present moment instead of beating yourself up over the past, or worrying about the future.
Additionally, red may show up in your life as a signal that your Root Chakra is out of balance. Perhaps you’ve been running all over town with too much to do. Frequently having red appear can indicate that you need to slow down so that you can feel more grounded.
Try surrounding yourself with orange when you need a spark of creativity. Writers and artists use this color to stimulate their minds and come up with new ideas.
If you start seeing orange more often than you usually do, it can be a sign that the sexual energy in your Sacral Chakra is out of balance. Do you seek too much physical pleasure… or not enough?
The perfect time to add a little yellow to your day is when you hit that afternoon slump. When your energy and motivation feel a little low, go outside and surround yourself with the yellow light of the sun to stimulate your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Having too much yellow in your life can be problematic… It often suggests that you are either becoming a workaholic, or you procrastinate too much and never get anything done.
Like red, green can also be useful in the morning. It will help you transition from the calm, peaceful night to the lively and abundant day time.
When you start to see a lot of green, it can indicate a blockage in your Heart Chakra. How open are you to new things? Are you someone who says “yes” to everything, or someone who always says “no?”
Any time that you need to communicate with someone, especially if you’re letting them know how you feel or what you need, surround yourself with the color blue. It will aid your Throat Chakra in helping you speak your mind.
Excessive amounts of blue in your life can hint that perhaps you are having trouble with the truth. While lying can be bad, sometimes the truth can be too hurtful to bring up.
Indigo is the perfect color to use when making decisions. This color will help you clear your mind and listen to your intuition that your Third Eye controls.
Encountering too much indigo can have an effect on your sleep, perhaps causing you to sleep too much or finding yourself laying awake all night.
Surround yourself with violet whenever you are meditating. It will help you with your connection to the divine. If you have a specific room that you meditate in, try painting a wall purple to stimulate your Crown Chakra.
But be careful not to get too caught up in this spiritual color. Make sure that you’re able to balance your spirituality with the physical world that we live in.
Seeing and using these colors in your everyday life can be extremely useful. But what about when you want to create big, meaningful changes?
Using Color To Manifest the Life You Desire
No matter what your hopes, dreams, or desires may be, you can use the power of the Chakra colors to create the life that you deserve.
I’ll walk you through a few common aspirations that I seen in clients, and share with you exactly what to do to make them a reality.
Most people try to use the color green to help them achieve wealth because green is the color of money. Now don’t get me wrong… green can be very useful when trying to grow your worth because it symbolizes abundance. But, it can’t just be used by itself.
To attract wealth, you need to combine orange, yellow, and green.
Orange, associated with the Sacral Chakra, represents your passion and creativity. You need these qualities if you want to be successful in your endeavours.
Passion keeps you going because you’re invested and care deeply about what you’re doing. Your creativity will allow you to find new ways to generate an income, come up with innovative ideas, and make the best out of every situation.
Yellow is the color of motivation and ambition that pushes you to reach your goals. This color charges your Solar Plexus so that you can put forth all your effort and accomplish your tasks. It keeps pushing you to do your best work so that you can get promoted.
And green… While it is the color of money, it represents so much more than that.
Green connects with the energy of your Heart Chakra to create abundance and help you grow your wealth. It can also help you be open to new opportunities for creating wealth.
When you combine these three colors, your Chakras are energized so that you can creatively and passionately work hard at growing your wealth.
Find True Love
Traditionally, love is associated with the colors of Valentine’s Day decorations: pink and red.
But to find true love, you need to harness the power of your Sacral, Heart, and Throat Chakras by surrounding yourself with orange, green, and blue.
We’ve talked about how the color orange is helpful for sparking your passion, an important part of all relationships. But this color also aids the Sacral Chakra’s ability to sense your emotions.
Love is a deep and intense emotion. So in order to really be in touch with love and your emotions, use the color orange to connect to your feelings. That way, you can figure out if you’re really falling in love.
Green matches the frequency of the Heart Chakra, and this is a natural energy center to target when searching for true love.
Green is all about openness, abundance, and life. Use this color to create space in your heart to let another person in so that you can create a joyful life together.
Your Throat Chakra responds to the color blue so that you can clearly and truthfully express your feelings. It’s the blue color in your Throat Chakra that helps you say those three little words: “I love you.”
These colors will allow you to power your Chakras so that you can create space in yourself for connection and express that love to the other person.
Are you looking to find love or wealth in your life? If you haven’t been able to find it, that could be a sign of a Chakra imbalance.
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