Color Therapy

RED

The color red is the color of energy, passion and action

This color is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power. Being the color of physical movement, the color red awakens our physical life force. It is the color of sexuality and can stimulate deeper and more intimate passions in us, such as love and sex on the positive side or revenge and anger on the negative. It is often used to express love, as in Valentine’s Day, however it relates more to sexuality and lust, rather than love – love is expressed with pink. At its most positive it can create life with its sexual energy, or use its negative expression of anger and aggression to fuel war and destruction. The color red can stimulate the appetite, often being used in restaurants for this purpose. It also increases craving for food and other stimuli. Being surrounded by too much of the color red can cause us to become irritated, agitated and ultimately angry. Too little and we become cautious, manipulative and fearful. In Eastern cultures such as China red is the color for good luck. Although times are changing and many Chinese brides now wear white, it is traditionally the color for weddings. In Indian culture it symbolizes purity and is often used in their wedding gowns.

Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: action, energy and speed, attention-getting, assertive and confident, energizing, stimulating, exciting, powerful, passionate, stimulating and driven, courageous and strong, spontaneous and determined.

Negative keywords include: aggressive and domineering, over-bearing, tiring, angry and quick-tempered, ruthless, fearful and intolerant, rebellious and obstinate, resentful, violent and brutal.

Red Represents:

Energy: it boosts our physical energy levels, increases our heart rate and blood pressure and prompts the release of adrenalin.

Action: it is fast moving and promotes a need for action and movement.

Desire: it relates to physical desire in all its forms- sexual, appetite, cravings.

Passion: it means a passionate belief in an issue or undertaking, including passionate love or passionate hate. Anger is negative passion.

Effects of Red:

Stimulating: to the physical senses- the sexual and physical appetite. It stimulates the deeper passions within us, such as sex, love, courage, hatred or revenge. If you have a flagging sex life and would like to introduce more passion into it, introduce some red into the bedroom – the more red, the more passion, but don’t overdo it or it will have the opposite effect.

Exciting and Motivating: it excites our emotions and inspires us to take action.

Attention-getting: it demands you to take notice, alerting you to danger. This is why we have red traffic lights and stop signs – it is the universal color for danger.

Assertive and Aggressive: drivers of red cars should take note! A small survey I did a few years ago showed that drivers of red cars, including females, said they felt quite aggressive behind the wheel of their red car.

Variations of Red

Maroon: a dark bluish red, it denotes controlled and more thoughtful action. It is slightly softer than burgundy and not as dramatic as true red.

Burgundy: a dark purplish red, it is more sophisticated and serious and less energetic than true red. It indicates controlled power, determined ambition and dignified action and is often favored by the wealthy.

Crimson: has a little blue in it. It indicates a determination to succeed but without upsetting anyone else. It emits sensuality rather than sexuality.

Scarlet: has a little orange mixed with it, giving it a richness and brightness. It indicates enthusiasm and a love of life. It is a little less intense and more fun-loving than true red, tempered with a degree of defiance.

Having red as your favorite color identifies you as extroverted and optimistic, courageous and confident.

You are action oriented and physically active – sex is a necessity to you – you have strong survival instincts.

With a favorite color red, you like to be the center of attention – in fact all reds crave attention – other people are drawn to the vitality and sense of excitement you emit.

As a personality color red, you are stimulating to be with and you radiate a great deal of energy.

You are ambitious and competitive and like to be the winner – you are achievement orientated and second place is not good enough for you. With you it is all or nothing.

You usually gain the respect of others quite easily with your practical and grounded attitude and ability to set boundaries.

Lovers of red are the explorers and pioneers of the world, the entrepreneurs and builders who like to be first in discovering new physical realms.

If you favor the personality color red you have a passion and enthusiasm for life and are not afraid to pursue your dreams and goals.

You are impulsive – you should count to 10 before reacting to situations as it is in these situations that your anger and aggression often appears.

You are always in a hurry, wanting to do everything right now. Patience is not one of your strong points.

You do not procrastinate – you never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

You are a hard worker when you have a personality color red, and you specifically enjoy physical labor and working with your hands.

Red people can be aggressive and easy to anger, often exhibiting a violent temper – this is negative passion and energy. You flare up instantaneously but calm down quite quickly once you get it out of your system and then forget it ever happened – you do not hold a grudge.

Lovers of red are probably not particularly spiritual or religious – however if you do participate in religious activities it is the physical customs and rituals that you are drawn to, the singing, Communion and other rituals, organizing the church fete and other fundraising activities, the physical part of being there. Red people like to take care of the nuts and bolts, the nitty-gritty, the practical aspects and physical preparation of organizing an event.

You have a strong need for power and control which is connected to your basic survival instincts.

You can be somewhat of a know-it-all, not wanting to appear unintelligent or ignorant.

You are a good worker, although not necessarily a good boss – your aggressive nature doesn’t serve you well in management positions. Because you are action orientated you are good at meeting deadlines and getting the job done at the right time.

You can be quite determined when you want something, but tend to have a short attention span, moving on to the next best thing when you quickly get bored with the previous one – you want it all and you want it now!

With a personality color red you may have an over active ego and appear over confident with a super inflated sense of your own worth.

Your Deepest Need

Your deepest need is for physical achievement, fulfillment and satisfaction and to experience life through the five senses.

If You Dislike Red:

You may be under stress at the moment and having trouble coping with the passion, excitement and high energy that red generates.

You may want more excitement, energy and passion in your life but are afraid, for some reason, or lack the self-confidence, to get involved and open yourself to the possibilities red can bring to you.

You may be overtired or ill and need calm and relaxation rather than red’s high energy around you.

You may find anger a difficult emotion to handle.

You may have suffered rejection or defeat at an early age and don’t believe you can ever win.

ORANGE

The color of adventure and social communication

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to ‘gut reaction’ or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief. The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen that we use. Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great color to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life. With its enthusiasm for life, the color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. Those inspired by orange are always on the go! In relation to the meaning of colors, orange is extroverted and uninhibited, often encouraging exhibitionism or, at the very least, showing-off! The color orange relates to social communication, stimulating two way conversations. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking! At the same time, orange is also stimulating to the appetite. If you love having people around the kitchen table, orange will keep them talking and eating for a long time. Many restaurants use pastel versions of orange, such as apricot or peach or deeper versions such as terracotta, for their décor as they are more subtle than red, yet still increase the appetite and promote conversation and social interaction, which in turn encourages patrons to have a good time and to eat and drink more. The color orange is obviously the worst color to have in the kitchen if you are trying to lose weight! Orange aids in the assimilation of new ideas and frees the spirit of

its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves. At the same time it encourages self-respect and respect of others. Orange is probably the most rejected and under-used color of our time. However, young people do respond well to it as it has a degree of youthful impulsiveness to it.

Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.

Negative keywords include: superficial and insincere, dependent, over-bearing, self-indulgent, the exhibitionist, pessimistic, inexpensive, unsociable, and overly proud.

Orange Represents

Adventure and risk taking: Orange promotes physical confidence and enthusiasm – sportsmen and adventure-seekers relate well to orange.

Social communication and interaction: Orange stimulates two-way conversation between people – in a dining room when entertaining it stimulates conversation as well as appetite.

Friendship: Group socializing, parties, the community – wherever people get together to have fun and socialize orange is a good choice.

Divorce: The optimism of the color orange helps people move on – it is forward thinking and outward thinking.

Effects of Orange

Enthusiasm: Orange is optimistic and extroverted – the color of the uninhibited.

Rejuvenation: Orange helps to restore balance to our physical energies.

Stimulation: Orange is not as passionate or as excitable as red, but it is stimulating, particularly to the appetite – the worst color to have in the kitchen if you want to lose weight.

Courage: Orange helps us to take account of our lives, to face the consequences, to take action and make appropriate changes, and then to move onward and upward.

Vitality: Orange has a more balanced energy than red, not as passionate and aggressive, but full of vitality.

Variations of the Color Orange

Peach: Peach encourages great communication and conversation. It inspires good manners and puts people at ease. It has all the attributes of orange but in a much softer, gentler and more cautious form.

Golden Orange: This version of orange encourages vitality and self-control.

Amber: Amber helps to inspire greater confidence and better self esteem. It can promote a degree of arrogance.

Burnt Orange: This color emits a negative vibration indicating pride, tension and aggressive self-assertion.

Dark Orange: Dark orange indicates over-confidence and over-ambition. It tries too hard to prove its worth and to boost its self-esteem, but when it fails, which is often, it develops a chip on its shoulder. It is the color of the opportunist, taking selfish advantage of every situation.

With orange as your favorite color, you are warm, optimistic, extroverted and often flamboyant.You are friendly, good-natured and a generally agreeable person.

You are assertive and determined rather than aggressive – having a personality color orange means you are more light-hearted and less intense than those who love red.

You thrive on human social contact and social gatherings, bringing all types together.

As a personality color orange you enjoy partying and socializing and planning all types of social events – orange people are the life of the party, the uninhibited performer! You are often the loud talker in a group.

While you are charming and sociable you do tend to be a show-off.

You get great satisfaction from helping others and they find you inspiring with your vitality and positive energy.

You are tolerant and accepting of others just the way they are.

You are a people person, motivated by what others may or may not think and always trying to keep up with the Jones’. You need people around you – being alone for too long makes you depressed and you then allow negativity to engulf you.

You are a free spirit who doesn’t like to be tied down – you are not always loyal in your relationships and find it difficult to commit.

You live your life based on your ‘gut reactions’.

You are an adventurer – you love the outdoor life, camping, climbing mountains and indulging in adventurous sports such as sky diving and hang gliding. You are the daredevil, always looking towards your next challenge, your next great adventure.

You enjoy being physically active, particularly in the outdoors, whether it’s simply going for a walk, or competing in high level sporting competitions.

You are full of life, always on the go, determined and competitive, always looking for new challenges – and this can lead to restlessness and impatience with others who do not have this need.

Lovers of orange like to take risks in many areas of their life, particularly in the physical areas. They prefer to explore their outer world rather than their inner world.

You may be lousy at housekeeping as it is not that important to you – you love having fun too much and don’t like the mundane – a little dust on the mantelpiece is not that important to you. However you love to cook.

You move on easily from life’s setbacks.

Patience is not one of your virtues and you can be quite forceful and domineering over others when under stress.

You can be indecisive, inconsistent and unpredictable.

You may be an unkind practical joker.

When operating from a negative perspective, a personality color orange can become aloof, egotistical, self-centered and uncaring.

When feeling fearful, orange lovers feel it in their abdomen, as though it is tied in knots.

Your Deepest Need

Your deepest need is to be with people, to socialize with them, and be accepted and respected as part of a group. You also have a need for regular challenges in your life, whether it is physical or social challenges.

If you dislike orange:

You are not comfortable in large groups.

You do not like partying and socializing.

You are more comfortable with a small circle of friends.

You don’t like flamboyance and showing off.

You may be holding yourself back socially.

It can also indicate anger at having been treated cruelly at some stage in your life.

YELLOW

This color relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer. Yellow is the best color to create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism. The color yellow loves a challenge, particularly a mental challenge. Within the meaning of colors, yellow is the great communicator and loves to talk. Yellow is the color of the networker and the journalist, all working and communicating on a mental level. Yellow is the scientist, constantly analyzing, looking at both sides before making a decision; methodical and decisive. Yellow is the entertainer, the comic, the clown. Yellow helps with decision making as it relates to clarity of thought and ideas, although it can often be impulsive. Yellow helps us focus, study and recall information, useful during exam time. The color yellow can be anxiety producing as it is fast moving and can cause us to feel agitated. Yellow has a tendency to make you more mentally analytical and critical – this includes being self critical as well as critical of others. Yellow is non-emotional, coming from the head rather than the heart. Yellow depends on itself, preferring to not get emotionally involved. Yellow is related to the ego and our sense of self worth, to how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived by others. Yellow is the most highly visible of all colors which is why it is used for pedestrian crossings. Take note of the crossings which are marked in white – they are less easy to see than those marked yellow, particularly on wet and cloudy days. If you are going through a lot of change in your life you may find you can’t tolerate the color yellow very well – this will usually pass. It just means that you are having trouble coping with all the changes at the moment and yellow vibrates too fast for you, making you feel stressed.

Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: optimism, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, fun, good-humored, confidence, originality, creativity, challenging, academic and analytical, wisdom and logic.

Negative keywords include: being critical and judgmental, being overly analytical, being impatient and impulsive, being egotistical, pessimistic, an inferiority complex, spiteful, cowardly, deceitful, non-emotional and lacking compassion.

Yellow Represents:

Mind and intellect: From a color psychology perspective, yellow stimulates our mental faculties; it activates the left or analytical brain.

Happiness and fun: Yellow is uplifting to the spirits; yellow helps create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism.

Communication of New Ideas: Yellow is related to the expression and integration of new ideas and thoughts.

Effects of Yellow:

Creative: The color of new ideas, yellow helps us find new ways of doing things.

Quick decisions: Yellow helps with clear thinking and quick decision-making but it can also be impulsive.

Anxiety producing: Yellow is fast moving so too much time in its presence can agitate and lead to nervousness and emotional instability.

Critical: Yellow makes people more mentally analytical and self critical of both themselves and others.

Non-emotional: Yellow relates to the head not the heart.

Variations of the Color Yellow

Light Clear Yellow: This color helps to clear the mind, making it open and alert.

Lemon Yellow: Lemon yellow promotes self-reliance and a need for an orderly life. This yellow increases our sensitivity to criticism.

Citrine Yellow: Citrine is a superficial and fickle color. It encourages the serial relationship hopper, the teaser, with unstable emotions. This yellow can be deceitful and retreats from responsibility.

Golden Yellow: This yellow is the color of the loner with an intense curiosity and interest in investigating the finer details of its interests. Golden yellow is sensitive to criticism.

Cream: Cream, tinted with a hint of yellow, encourages new ideas. However, this very pale color can also indicate a lack of confidence and a need for reassurance.

Dark Yellow: The darker shades of yellow indicate an inclination toward depression and melancholy, lack of love and low self-worth. Dark yellow relates to the constant complainer and the cynic.

You have a happy disposition and are cheerful and fun to be with.

You are creative, often being the one who comes up with new ideas – an ideas person who needs others to bring the ideas into reality – you tend to have your head in the clouds much of the time.

With a personality color yellow, you can be very critical of yourself as well as others – you are a perfectionist.

You analyze everything, all the time, and are methodical in your thinking.

With a yellow personality you are impulsive and make quick decisions, but often, out of anxiety, jump in too quickly and rush things rather than taking things at a steady pace.

You have a strong independent streak in you, and are selective with your choice of friends, keeping a small group of close and like-minded friends rather than being involved in team events or large social gatherings.

You use your mind to achieve you goals rather than your physical energy.

You tend to hide your emotions, putting on a brave face in times of adversity.

You are spontaneous – you are able to think quickly on your feet and make instant decisions.

You have a modern outlook. New technology doesn’t faze you.

You communicate well on a mental level with like-minded people, but can become bitter and sharp-tongued if crossed.

You are good at networking and getting information out of others. Journalists often resonate with the color yellow.

Although you find it easy to make money, you tend to spend it rapidly and unwisely.

With a personality color yellow, you can be stubborn but dislike pettiness and spitefulness of all kinds.

You like to think you are intelligent and well educated, with knowledge about many topics.

You are good at anything that involves the mind, rather than physical pursuits. Chess, crosswords, card games are yellow pursuits.

You are a smart dresser and always dress to impress.

You can be deceitful and stubborn if living from a negative perspective.

You can also be arrogant, pretentious and snobbish.

Your Deepest Need

Your deepest need is for logical order in your everyday life and to be able to express your individuality by using your logical mind to inspire and create new ideas.

If you dislike yellow:

You are practical and down to earth.

You may not be able to cope with change at this point in your life.

You prefer to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and are skeptical of new ideas that haven’t been proven.

You like to think before you leap – you are not impulsive or spontaneous.

GREEN

The color green is the color of balance, harmony and growth

This is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way. Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. A natural peacemaker, it must avoid the tendency to become a martyr. It loves to observe, and therefore relates to the counselor, the good listener, the social worker. It loves to contribute to society. It is the charity worker, the good parent and the helpful neighbor. Being a combination of yellow and blue, green encompasses the mental clarity and optimism of yellow with the emotional calm and insight of blue, inspiring hope and a generosity of spirit not available from other colors. This is a color that has a strong sense of right or wrong, inviting good judgment. It sees both sides of the equation, weighs them up, and then usually takes the moral stand in making appropriate decisions. On the negative side, it can be judgmental and over-cautious. Green promotes a love of nature, and a love of family, friends, pets and the home. It is the color of the garden lover, the home lover and the good host. It is generous and loves to share, but it also looks for recognition. It is friendly and can keep confidences. This color relates to stability and endurance, giving us persistence and the strength to cope with adversity. Green is the color of prosperity and abundance, of finance and material wealth. It relates to the business world, to real estate and property. Prosperity gives a feeling of safety to green. On the negative, the color green can be possessive and materialistic, with a need to own people and things.

Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: growth and vitality, renewal and restoration, self-reliance, reliability and dependability, being tactful, emotionally balanced and calm, nature lover and family oriented, practical and down to earth, sympathetic, compassionate and nurturing, generous, kind and loyal with a high moral sense, adaptable, encourages ‘social joining’ of clubs and other groups, a need to belong.

Negative keywords include: being possessive and materialistic, indifferent and over-cautious, envious, selfish, greedy and miserly, devious with money, inconsiderate, inexperienced, a hypochondriac and a do-gooder.

Green Represents:

Harmony and balance: Green is the great balancer of our mental, emotional and physical energies which is why there is so much green on our planet. Green is the heart centre of the body.

Growth: As in nature, green leaves are an indication the plant is still growing.

Hope: Green is the anticipation of things to come.

Effects of Green:

Rejuvenating: The color green revitalizes us when we are physically, mentally or emotionally exhausted.

Nurturing: Because of its link with the heart, green urges us to nurture others. Green is also nurturing to us – another reason why it is the most predominant colour on earth.

Dependable, agreeable and diplomatic: The color green helps us to see situations clearly from all sides.

Possessiveness: Green is a color that encourages us to want to own things and people, to collect and possess. Green encourages materialism.

Envy:Green with envy’ is a common phrase and a negative reaction to the color green.

Variations of the Color Green

Pale green: As the color of new growth on plants, it indicates immaturity, youthfulness and inexperience. It allows us to see things from a new perspective, to make a fresh start.

Emerald green: This is an inspiring and uplifting color suggesting abundance and wealth in all its forms, from material wellbeing, to emotional wellbeing to creative ideas.

Jade green: The color of trust and confidentiality, tact and diplomacy, jade green indicates a generosity of spirit, giving without expecting anything in return. It increases worldly wisdom and understanding, assisting in the search for enlightenment.

Lime green: Lime green inspires youthfulness, naivety and playfulness; it is liked the most by younger people. It creates a feeling of anticipation, and helps to clear the mind of negativity.

Dark green: There is a degree of resentment in dark green. Often used by wealthy businessmen, ambitious and always striving for more wealth, dark green signifies greed and selfish desire.

Aqua: Aqua calms the spirit, offering protection and healing for the emotions.

Olive green: Although the traditional color for peace, ‘offering an olive branch’, the color olive suggests deceit and treachery, blaming others for its problems. However there is also a strength of character with it that can overcome adversity to develop an understanding and caring of the feelings of others.

Yellow green: This color green suggests cowardice, conflict and fear.

Grass green: Grass green is the color of money. It is self-confident and secure, natural and healthy, occurring in abundance in nature.

You are a practical, down-to-earth person with a love of nature.

You are stable and well balanced or are striving for balance – in seeking this balance, you can at times become unsettled and anxious.

Having a personality color green means you are kind, generous and compassionate – good to have around during a crisis as you remain calm and take control of the situation until it is resolved.

You are caring and nurturing to others – however you must be careful not to neglect your own needs while giving to others.

You are intelligent and love to learn – you are quick to understand new concepts.

With a personality color green you have a great need to love and to be loved and you tend to wear your heart on your sleeve- you are an open book who doesn’t hide his/her feelings.

You have a need to belong – greens are the joiners of social groups – you are at home in any social situation as you are gracious and well-mannered, knowing just the right things to say and do.

You are a good citizen and like to be involved in community groups.

You have high moral standards and doing the right thing is important to you.

You like to be accepted, appreciated and admired for the good you do in the community as well as in your family life.

You are a loyal friend and a faithful partner, gentle but not passionate.

It is difficult for you to feel great passion as your need is for balance and peace, not action.

Having a personality color green means you are strong-willed and do not like to be told what to do by others. You do like to win arguments and do not concede defeat easily.

You can have a tendency to gossip, which is connected to your need to belong.

You love food and find it hard to lose weight.

With a personality color green you are not a risk-taker and not action orientated, rather more of an observer. You love to sit in a café and watch the world go by.

You are business orientated and love to work in your own business. Money is important to you but you are generous.

Detail bores you. You process information quickly and prefer to develop an idea, organize a plan and then delegate the rest to someone else. Ideas flow quite easily but you are not good at executing them.

You accumulate possessions but they are usually of high quality and high price.

You make an excellent counselor, psychologist, social worker as you are a good listener and can view others problems with empathy, clarity and a balanced analysis, seeing both sides while showing respect and caring.

The ability to put yourself in the shoes of others is one of your true talents, but you need to be careful you don’t become so involved in others lives that you become a martyr.

You have to be careful not to become complacent and self-righteous, forgetting about your own dreams and goals.

Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. You can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, and run the risk of being exploited by others. You may appear to be innocent and naïve but you are actually quite streetwise and astute – you read others well, but often keep it to yourself.

A negative side to the green personality is a tendency towards envy and jealousy.

Your deepest need is to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgement for the everyday things you do for others – just a ‘thank you’ is sufficient.

If you dislike green:

You are not a social ‘joiner’

You do not like to do things the way the majority does.

You are not particularly a nature lover.

You may be a loner preferring to keep to yourself than mixing with crowds.

BLUE

The color blue is the color of trust and responsibility

This color is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn’t like to make a fuss or draw attention. It hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces. This is a color that seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order – we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky. It slows the metabolism. The paler the blue the more freedom we feel. In the meaning of colors, blue relates to one-to-one communication, especially communication using the voice – speaking the truth through verbal self-expression – it is the teacher, the public speaker. The color blue is idealistic, enhancing self-expression and our ability to communicate our needs and wants. It inspires higher ideals. Blue’s wisdom comes from its higher level of intelligence, a spiritual perspective. Blue is the color of the spirit, devotion and religious study. It enhances contemplation and prayer. On the other hand, blue’s devotion can be to any cause or concept it believes in, including devotion to family or work. Blue is the helper, the rescuer, the friend in need. It’s success is defined by the quality and quantity of its relationships. It is a giver, not a taker. It likes to build strong trusting relationships and becomes deeply hurt if that trust is betrayed. Blue is conservative and predictable, a safe and non-threatening color, and the most universally liked color of all, probably because it is safe and non-threatening. At the same time blue is persistent and determined to succeed in whichever endeavors it pursues. Change is difficult for blue. It is inflexible and when faced with a new or different idea, it considers it, analyzes it, thinks it over slowly and then tries to make it fit its own acceptable version of reality. Blue is nostalgic. It is a color that lives in the past, relating everything in the present and the future to experiences in the past.

Positive and Negative Traits Positive keywords include: loyalty, trust and integrity, tactful, reliability and responsibility, conservatism and perseverance, caring and concern, idealistic and orderly, authority, devotion and contemplation, peaceful and calm.

Negative keywords include: being rigid, deceitful and spiteful, depressed and sad, too passive, self-righteous, superstitious and emotionally unstable, too conservative and old-fashioned, predictable and weak, unforgiving, aloof and frigid. It can also indicate manipulation, unfaithfulness and untrustworthiness.

Blue Represents

Communication: Blue relates to one-to-one verbal communication and self expression.

Peace and calm: The color blue induces calm and peace within us, particularly the deeper shades.

Honesty: Blue is the colour of truth.

Authority: The darker the color blue, the more authority it has.

Religion: Blue is the colour of devotion and religious study.

Wisdom: Blue enhances the wisdom of the intellect.

Effects of Blue

Conservative: The color blue is a safe colour – the most universally liked colour of all.

Predictable: Blue is not impulsive or spontaneous and it doesn’t like to be rushed – blue needs to analyze and think things through, and to work to a plan.

Orderly: Blue needs to have direction & order- untidiness and unpredictability overwhelms it.

Rigid: Blue likes familiarity. It doesn’t like change and will stubbornly do things its own way, even if there is a better way.

Dark Blue: Dark blue is the color of conservatism and responsibility. Although it appears to be cool, calm and collected, it is the color of the non-emotional worrier with repressed feelings, the pessimist and the hypocrite. Dark blue can be compassionate but has trouble showing it as its emotions run deep. Dark blue is a serious masculine color representing knowledge, power, and integrity, and is used quite often in the corporate world. Variations of the Color Blue

Pale Blue: Pale blue inspires creativity and the freedom to break free.

Sky Blue: One of the calmest colors, sky blue inspires selfless love and fidelity. It is non-threatening and promotes a helpful nature that can overcome all obstacles. It is the universal healer.

Azure Blue:A color of true contentment, azure inspires determination and ambition to achieve great things, a sense of purpose in striving for goals.

If this is your favorite color you are conservative, reliable and trustworthy – you are quite trusting of others although you are very wary in the beginning until you are sure of the other person. At the same time, you also have a deep need to be trusted.

You are not impulsive or spontaneous – you always think before you speak and act and do everything at your own pace in your own time. You take time to process and share your feelings.

You are genuine and sincere, and you take your responsibilities seriously.

Having a personality color blue means you have a deep need for peace and harmony in your everyday life – you don’t like having your feathers ruffled. You would benefit from daily meditation and quiet time for reflection, introspection and self-discovery.

You appear to be confident and self-controlled, but may be hiding your vulnerable side.

Being a personality color blue means you are generally fairly even-tempered, unless your emotions take over – then you can become either moody and over-emotional, or cool and indifferent.

You are sensitive to the needs of others and caring with your close circle of friends. While you are friendly and sociable, you prefer the company of your own close group of friends.

You are a rescuer and love to be needed but one of your lessons is to learn to love yourself first – you live from your heart and are always busy putting the needs of others first.

You can be rigid – you like to stick to what is familiar to you and it is hard to sway you from your path – you stubbornly do things your way even if there is a better way.

You need to have direction & order in your living and work spaces – untidiness and unpredictability overwhelm you.

You don’t like to draw attention to yourself – you prefer to be in the background.

While you don’t like to have discord or conflict in your life, you are often the cause of conflict with others; you can be quite manipulative but in a very subtle way.

You make a loyal and faithful marriage partner and you are an honest, trustworthy and sincere friend. You form strong attachments, but risk a tendency to become codependent.

You can be quite emotional, aware of others feelings and sensitive to the moods of others.

As a personality color blue, you are sentimental and love things from the past. You cry easily at sad movies.

You compare the present to the past, looking to authority figures, parents, bosses or other leaders, to support your beliefs about the world.

You are approachable and friendly, always making people feel welcome in your life.

You have a thirst for knowledge in order to gain wisdom and appear knowledgeable in whatever area interests you.

You are spiritual or religious with a high degree of devotion to family, God, or other causes that are important to you.

You can be too cautious and worry about every little thing.

If reacting negatively, you are prone to self-pity.

Your deepest need is to find inner peace and truth, to live your life according to your own ideals and beliefs without having to change your inflexible viewpoint of life to satisfy others.

If you dislike blue you:

You dislike routine and are looking for more stimulation and excitement in your life.

You may be tired of being the ‘responsible one’.

You may feel sad and depressed when surrounded by too much blue.

You may not like the boundaries and restrictions of blue – you would like to be a free spirit.

INDIGO

The color of intuition, perception and the higher mind

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the “New Age” – the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling. Indigo is a deep midnight blue. It is a combination of deep blue and violet and holds the attributes of both these colors. Service to humanity is one of the strengths of the color indigo. Powerful and dignified, indigo conveys integrity and deep sincerity. The color meaning of indigo reflects great devotion, wisdom and justice along with fairness and impartiality. It is a defender of people’s rights to the end. Structure creates identity and meaning for indigo. In fact an indigo person cannot function without structure – it throws them right off balance. Organization is very important to them and they can be quite inflexible when it comes to order in their lives. Indigo loves rituals and traditions, religion

and the institutional system, conforming to things that have worked in the past while planning for the future. Indigo stimulates right brain or creative activity and helps with spatial skills. It is a dramatic color relating to the world of the theater, which, during times of stress becomes the drama queen, making a mountain out of a molehill! The negative color meaning of indigo relates to fanaticism and addiction. Its addiction encompasses everything from a need for recognized qualifications to a need for illegal drugs, from the workaholic to the religious fanatic. Indigo can be narrow-minded, intolerant and prejudiced.

Positive and Negative Traits of Indigo

Positive keywords include integrity and sincerity, structure and regulations, highly responsible, idealism, obedience, highly intuitive, practical visionary, faithful, devotion to the truth and selflessness.

Negative keywords include being fanatical, judgmental, impractical, intolerant and inconsiderate, depressed, fearful, self-righteous, a conformist, addictive, bigoted and avoiding conflict. The Color Indigo Represents:

Intuition: use it to assist in accessing intuitive abilities – it is the first step to higher spiritual knowledge

Integrity: and deep sincerity are qualities of indigo

Structure and Order: a good colour to use in restructuring aspects of your life or business

Wisdom: an inner knowingness and awareness – spiritual wisdom rather than the wisdom of the intellect Effects of The Color Indigo:

Introspection: promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation – can lead to feelings of being spaced out.

Idealistic: an ability to plan for the future.

Addiction: can support an addictive personality into maintaining their addictions – don’t use it if you are trying to overcome an addiction – it is associated with the religious fanatic – the colour of the workaholic who thinks they are indispensable – can also be related to those who are addicted to getting qualifications.

The Dramatist: relates to the acting profession – can cause people to ‘make a mountain out of a molehill’.

Conformity: a love of ritual – conformity to the things that have worked in the past, not just for the sake of conforming.

With indigo as your favorite color, you are honest, compassionate and understanding. Integrity is extremely important to you.

You need structure in your life – organization is important to you and you can be quite inflexible when it comes to order in your life.

Having a personality color indigo, you love rituals and traditions. You look to the past when planning for the future.

You are conscientious and reliable – a good person to have around in a crisis.

You may have a great need to acquire qualifications.

Being a personality color indigo indicates you are hungry for the meaning of life.

You may sometimes be moody and introspective.

You operate beyond the normal senses of taste, sight, hearing etc.

You love law and order – justice is important to you – you’ll defend people’s rights until the end.

You love creating drama in your life.

You may be up in the clouds one minute and down in the dumps the next – you have trouble living in the now as your mind is always on the future.

You have an addictive personality and may be a workaholic or addicted to other things.

You may not trust very easily.

You may be a show-off – as a dramatist, performing and showing-off comes naturally to you.

You are intuitive and perceptive, relying on intuition rather than gut feeling – you can see beyond the normal senses.

Service to humanity is one of your strengths and essential to your wellbeing.

You are impartial and fair, defending the rights of others to the end.

You can be quite the dramatist, making a mountain out of a molehill, when you are stressed.

You can be narrow-minded, intolerant and prejudiced when living from a negative perspective.

You can become fanatical and obsessive at times.

Addiction of some sort is also a problem for you – this may be addiction to work, exerise, food or other substances.

Your deepest need is to feel in harmony and at one with the Universe and to be accepted by others as the aware and intuitive spiritual being that you are.

If you dislike indigo:

You dislike rituals, traditions and structure in your life.

You are not interested in developing your intuitive powers – you prefer to use your gut instincts.

You prefer to be a free spirit than to follow any set of rules – do not like conforming.


PURPLE & VIOLET

The color purple is the color of the imagination and spirituality

This color relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum. While the violet is not quite as intense as purple, its essence is similar. Generally the names are interchangeable and the meaning of the colors is similar. Both contain the energy and strength of red with the spirituality and integrity of blue. This is the union of body and soul creating a balance between our physical and our spiritual energies. Purple or violet assists those who seek the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment – it expands our awareness, connecting us to a higher consciousness. For this reason it is associated with transformation of the soul and the philosophers of the world are often attracted to it. In the meaning of colors, purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions. They inspire and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment, while, at the same time, keeping us grounded. The color violet relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. It is the daydreamer escaping from reality. From a color psychology perspective, purple and violet

promote harmony of the mind and the emotions, contributing to mental balance and stability, peace of mind, a link between the spiritual and the physical worlds, between thought and activity. Violet and purple support the practice of meditation.The color violet inspires unconditional and selfless love, devoid of ego, encouraging sensitivity and compassion. Violet can be sensitive to all the different forms of pollution in the world today, whether it be air pollution, noise pollution, visual pollution or the pollution in our food chain. This sensitivity makes violet susceptible to illness and allergies, vulnerable to its everyday surroundings. Violet encourages creative pursuits and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative endeavors. It likes to be unique, individual and independent, not one of the crowd. Artists, musicians, writers, poets and psychics are all inspired by violet and its magic and mystery. Violet is the color of the humanitarian, using its better judgment to do good for others. Combining wisdom and power with sensitivity and humility, violet can achieve a lot for those less fortunate. The color purple is specifically associated with royalty and the nobility, creating an impression of luxury, wealth and extravagance. Purple has power. It has a richness and quality to it that demands respect. Purple is ambitious and self-assured, the leader. Too much of the color purple can promote or aggravate depression in some. It is one color that should be used extremely carefully and in small amounts by those who are vulnerable to these depressed states.

Positive and Negative Traits of the Color Purple and Violet

Positive keywords include: unusual and individual, creative and inventive, psychic and intuitive, humanitarian, selfless and unlimited, mystery, fantasy and the future.

Negative keywords include: immaturity, being impractical, cynical and aloof, pompous and arrogant, fraudulent and corrupt, delusions of grandeur and the social climber.

The Color Purple/Violet Represents:

Inspiration: Original and sound ideas are created with violet – use it when looking for inspiration during brainstorming sessions.

Imagination: Violet inspires creativity with intellect – it is also stimulating to dream activity.

Individuality: Violet is unconventional, individual and original. It hates to copy anyone else and likes to do its own thing.

Spirituality: Violet assists us during prayer and meditation, helping us to get in touch with our deeper subconscious thoughts. Churches often feature violet in their stained glass windows. From a negative perspective it can relate to the cult follower.

Effects of the Color Purple/Violet:

Empathy: Compassion, kindness and a love of humanity are positive qualities of Violet.

Controlled emotion: Violet is passionate, like red, but inclined to display it in private only.

Respectable & distinguished: The darker shades of violet particularly are linked to the origins of purple where it was only available to royalty and the wealthy.

Impractical: Violet can be impractical, with its head in the clouds rather than having its feet on the ground. It tends to see life as it imagines it, rather than how it is.

Immature: Violet can be immature, encouraging fantasy and an idealism that is often difficult to achieve in real life.

Dignity: Violet exudes a quiet modest form of dignity which is often appealing to others.

Cynical: This is a negative side of violet.

Variations of the Color Purple/Violet

Lavender: Lavender is a light purple color with a bluish hue, a light violet color. It is a color that is attracted to beautiful things. It has a fragility, sensitivity and vulnerability to it.

Lilac: Lilac is a pale muted violet color with a slightly pinkish hue. It implies immaturity, superficiality and youthfulness. It is extroverted and enthusiastic, inspiring glamour, romance and vanity.

Mauve: Mauve fits somewhere between lavender and lilac. helps us to make the best choices and decisions; it is concerned for justice to be done and always does the right thing. On the other hand it can indicate a degree of commonness, the social climber aspiring to higher ideals.

Amethyst: A mystical color, amethyst opens intuitive channels. It protects the vulnerable and assists the humanitarian. It is the color of the evolved soul.

Plum: Plum is a reddish purple. An old-fashioned color, plum is honorable and linked to family traditions. It is also prudish and narrow-minded, always preaching at you.

Deep Purple: Dark purple is related to higher spiritual attainment. A powerful color, it can also indicate arrogance and ruthlessness.

Having either purple or violet as your favorite color means you are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive, thinking of others before yourself – you are the person others come to for help – being needed motivates you but sometimes people take advantage of you.

You are a gentle and free spirit. Your feelings run deep and you can be quite sensitive to hurtful comments from others, although you would never show it.

Being a personality color purple, you have a peaceful and tranquil quality and a quiet dignity about you. People are drawn to your charismatic and alluring energy.You are usually introverted rather than extroverted and may give the impression of being shy although this is not the case.

You are creative and like to be individual in most of your endeavors, including your dress and home decoration – you love the unconventional.

You are idealistic, and often impractical, with a great imagination, dreaming of a future in an ideal fantasy world where you exclude the ugly side of reality – you tend to look at life through rose-colored glasses. People who don’t understand you sometimes think you are eccentric because you spend so much time in your fantasy world.

With your personality color purple you inspire others with your creative thinking and your ability to deal positively with adversity.

You are very intuitive and quite psychic or at least interested in spiritual growth or the occult – you seek spiritual fulfillment. You look for the meaning of life.

As a personality color purple, you are a generous giver, asking for little in return except friendship.

You can be secretive, with even your closest friends not really knowing you well.

If you constantly surround yourself with too much purple you can become moody. If this is the case, balance the purple with some magenta.

You dislike responsibility and have difficulty dealing with real day-to-day problems.

You dislike being part of the crowd, wishing to stand apart from the mob – you like to be noticed for your individuality. You don’t like to copy others and you don’t like them to copy you.

You are a visionary, with high ambitions, dreams and desires, and a compulsion to help humanity and to improve the planet earth. You often hold positions of power because you are visionary, but you delegate to others all the minor details that you aren’t interested in.

With a personality color purple you like to have the best of everything, so you aim high.

Being the free spirit you are, you love to travel to experience different cultures and meet new people.

You are a good judge of character and sum others up quite quickly and accurately, although you usually see the best in everybody.

Time means little to you and you are often late for everything. You trust the flow of the Universe to take care of everything.

You need to be careful not to take on too many projects at a time as you can become quite scattered in your thinking, resulting in stress and confusion.

Meditation is a good activity for you to help you become centered and balanced.

You can sometimes appear arrogant and conceited if operating from a negative perspective.

You can be selfish and self-indulgent as you don’t like being imposed upon by others beliefs and regulations.

Your deepest need is for emotional security and to create order and perfection in all areas of your life, including your spiritual life. You also have a deep need to initiate and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.

If you dislike purple or violet:

You are a realist with feet planted firmly on the ground.

You live in the present rather than the past or future.

You may not be artistic, but like to be a critic!

You prefer to conform to society’s ideals rather than be individualistic.

You are more interested in the present or the past than the future.

You may be finding it difficult to express your creativity.

 PINK

The meaning of the color pink is unconditional love and nurturing.

This color represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. A combination of red and white, pink contains the need for action of red, helping it to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. It is the passion and power of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white. The deeper the pink, the more passion and energy it exhibits. Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy. Pink is intuitive and insightful,

showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity. In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay. Pink calms and reassures our emotional energies, alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, resentment, abandonment and neglect. Studies have confirmed that exposure to large amounts of pink can have a calming effect on the nerves and create physical weakness in people. Violent and aggressive prisoners have been successfully calmed by placing them in a pink room for a specified amount of time. Exposure for too long can have the opposite effect. The color pink puts people in touch with the nurturing side of themselves, through either the need to receive or the need to give, nurturing and TLC (tender loving care!). Be aware of this if you have a friend who constantly wears pink as it may indicate a need for acceptance, support and unconditional love! Pink is a non-threatening color seeking appreciation, respect and admiration. It doesn’t like to be taken for granted and just loves to hear the words ‘thank you’. Pink can signify good health, being ‘in the pink’, and success as in ‘everything’s rosy’. The color pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us. It is the color of uncomplicated emotions, inexperience and naiveté. A constant and exclusive use of pink can often lead you to become immature, silly and girlish, abandoning your adult responsibilities. Pink can also remind you of earlier childhood memories, associated with nurturing and comfort from your mother or a mother figure. Pink, from a negative color meaning, can represent a lack of will power, a lack of self-reliance and a lack of self-worth. It can indicate an overly emotional and overly cautious nature. Combining pink with other darker colors such as dark blue, dark green, black or gray, adds strength and sophistication to pink.

Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: unconditional and romantic love, compassion and understanding, nurturing, romance, warmth, hope, calming, sweetness, naiveté, feminine and intuitive energy.

Negative keywords include: being physically weak, over-emotional and over-cautious, having emotional neediness or unrealistic expectations, being naive, immature and girlish, lack of will power and lack of self worth.

The Color Pink Represents:

Unconditional love: Pink relates to both unconditional love and romantic love.

Compassion: Empathy and understanding are the fuel for pink’s nurturing.

Nurturing: Pink is both the giving and the receiving of love, understanding and respect.

Hope: Pink inspires the possibility of a positive outcome.

Effects of the Color Pink:

Calming: Pink calms our emotional energies.

Non-threatening: Pink lacks any aggression or anger, although the deeper pinks can be more assertive and confident.

Affectionate: Pink offers warmth and tenderness to friends and family.

Caring: Sensitivity and tender loving care relate to pink’s feminine and intuitive energies.

Immature: Pink is the color of the sweet young girl, before life’s experiences take over.

Variations of the Color Pink

Blush: Similar to skin color, this very pale pink has sensual and sexual connotations. It is non-threatening but lacks passion and energy.

Rose Pink: This is the pink of universal love and unity. It is mature, feminine and intuitive.

Salmon Pink: There is a touch of orange in salmon pink. It encourages the flirt, and can be a sign of the timid lover, all talk and no play.

Orchid: This is an unusual lavender-pink and relates to the unconventional and the individual doing his or her own thing. It is the non conformist.

Fuchsia: A blend of deep pink and blue, fuchsia inspires confidence, assurance and maturity, a more responsible and controlled nurturing and love.

Hot Pink: Hot pink inspires a more passionate, playful and sensual love. It exudes warmth and happiness and a love of life.

If pink is your favorite color, you are loving, kind, generous and sensitive to the needs of others.

You are friendly and approachable with a warmth and softness others are drawn to.

You are the nurturers of the world – you love to give nurturing and to receive nurturing in return.

With a personality color pink, you have a maternal instinct, with a need to protect and take care of others. You also have a need for this caring to be reciprocated as you do tend to neglect yourself in your determination to take care of the needs of others.

You are very much in touch with your femininity – this includes men who are in touch with their feminine side.

You are romantic and sensual and sensitive.

With your optimistic and positive outlook on life, you see the good in everyone.

You are methodical and organized, although you can sometimes be rather flippant when the immature girly side of pink appears.

You are refined, reserved, calm and non-violent which may give the impression of shyness.

You have a naivety, sweetness and beauty about you which can become girlish and immature in some.

You have a youthful appearance, even into old age, looking younger than you really are, even to the point of looking dainty, frail and vulnerable.

The challenge for you is to become more self-reliant and to learn to love yourself, then love and acceptance will be returned to you multiplied.

Your deepest need is to be accepted and loved unconditionally.

If you dislike pink:

You have unresolved emotional problems from your childhood with either your mother or father.

You may crave more excitement and action in your life.

Pink may be just too sickly sweet for you or too girly and feminine.

You are not the compassionate and nurturing type

 MAGENTA

The Color of Universal Harmony & Emotional Balance

The color magenta is one of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. This is a color that helps to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A combination of red and violet, magenta contains the passion, power and energy of red, restrained

by the introspection and quiet energy of violet. Magenta influences our whole personal and spiritual development. It strengthens our intuition and psychic ability while assisting us to rise above the everyday dramas of our daily life to experience a greater level of awareness and knowledge. This color is an instrument of change and transformation; it helps to release old emotional patterns that prevent personal and spiritual development and aids us in moving forward. Magenta is uplifting to our spirits during times of unhappiness, anger or frustration. In the meaning of colors, magenta represents universal love at its highest level. It promotes compassion, kindness and cooperation and encourages a sense of self respect and contentment in those who use it. Gentle and caring in its approach, it generates acceptance, tolerance, support and patience. The color magenta is a color of cheerfulness, happiness, contentment and appreciation for what you have acquired and achieved. Most people feel more optimistic when in the company of magenta. Magenta is the color of the non-conformist, the free spirit. It pushes you to take responsibility for creating your own path in life and increases dream activity while assisting you in turning your ambitions and desires into reality. A strong and inspiring color, magenta can appear outrageous and shocking on one hand or innovative and imaginative on the other. It is creativity inspired by beauty. Magenta is spontaneous and impulsive, yet resourceful and organized. It is invaluable in negotiating peace and calm in those who are at odds with one another. From a negative perspective, magenta can promote depression and despair in some, and prevent others from dealing with challenges – it may be just too relaxing for introverts and the chronically depressed. Being surrounded by too much magenta energy can generate arrogance and bossiness making us feel overwhelmed, irritated, anxious and intolerant. An excess of magenta energy can be balanced by introducing green into your surroundings.

Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: universal harmony and love, emotional balance, helps our spirit soar, spiritual yet practical, encourages common sense, loving, compassionate, supportive and kind, imaginative, innovative, creative and artistic, non-conformist, negotiator.

Negative keywords include: impulsive, domineering, impatient, intolerant, avoids challenges, too relaxing, feeling disconnected to others, can be bossy and demanding. Magenta Represents:

Universal harmony: at its highest level it generates love, caring, kindness and cooperation, encouraging a balanced and harmonious outlook on life.

Non-conformist: the color of the free spirit, it does not like to be confined and contained.

Change and Transformation: helps to release old and outdated patterns of behavior to inspire growth and personal development. Effects of Magenta:

Emotional Balance: spiritual yet practical, it helps to create emotional, physical and spiritual balance.

Compassion: gentle and caring in its approach, it generates acceptance, tolerance, support and patience.

Inspiration: inspires cheerfulness and optimism, creativity and innovation, dream activity, positive change and negotiating skills.

With magenta as your favorite color you seek harmony and balance in every aspect of your life; physically, emotionally and spiritually – magenta helps to release old patterns of thinking and behaving that no longer serve you, helping you to grow and move forward to greater balance.

With a vivid imagination and creative ability, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view. This will show up in artistic pursuits or in the decoration of your own home.

With magenta as your favorite color, you love to surround yourself with beauty as it inspires your creativity.

A love of magenta means you are cheerful and optimistic and love to motivate others to achieve their best.

If magenta is your favorite color you are a compassionate, kind and considerate person who tries to make everyone around you feel better. With your cooperative and supportive nature you may work in one of the caring professions.

You are spiritual but not religious – personal and spiritual awareness and development are an important part of your life.

With your spontaneous and impulsive nature, you show a lot of initiative in your everyday life. You can be quite resourceful when you need to be.

Despite being impulsive and innovative, with magenta as your favorite color, you do tend to be practical, with a great deal of common sense.

You may be either over emotional or under emotional and striving for a balance between the two.

With a personality color magenta, you find pleasure in the little things in your life and appreciate all that you have.

As a lover of magenta, you don’t like to be restrained or confined in any area of your life – you are a free spirit who dislikes the restriction of rules.

Yet even though you are a free spirit you live a very organized life.

Being a personality color magenta, you have a good sense of humor although it tends to be a little weird and off-beat.

On a negative perspective, can become obsessive and possessive about the small things in your life – little issues can consume you and make you needy and selfish – your behaviour may even become compulsive.

Your deepest need is to have a perfect balance in your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual attributes to become totally aligned and at one with yourself.

If you dislike magenta:

You don’t like to draw attention to yourself.

You may be quiet and reserved and magenta has just too much energy for you.

You prefer to conform and don’t like to stand out from the crowd.

You are not spontaneous or impulsive.

 TURQUOISE

The meaning of the color turquoise is

open communication and clarity of thought.

Turquoise helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life. In color psychology, turquoise controls and

heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. In the process it can appear to be on an emotional roller coaster, up and down, until it balances itself. A combination of blue and a small amount of yellow, it fits in on the color scale between green and blue. It radiates the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow. This is a color that recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating feelings of loneliness. You only have to focus on the color turquoise, whether on a wall or clothing and you feel instant calm and gentle invigoration, ready to face the world again! It is a great color to have around you, particularly in an emergency, as it helps with clear thinking and decision-making. It assists in the development of organizational and management skills. It influences rather than preaching and demanding.This is a good color to aid concentration and clarity of thought for public speakers as it calms the nervous system, gives control over speech and expression, and builds confidence. Print your speech notes on turquoise and every time you glance down you will feel the effects of the color. It heightens levels of creativity and sensitivity; it is good at multi-tasking, becoming bored if forced to focus on one thing only. Sometimes thinking can become scattered if surrounded by too much of this balancing color. Turquoise encourages inner healing through its ability to enhance empathy and caring. It heightens our intuitive ability and opens the door to spiritual growth. It is the color of the evolved soul. The color turquoise can also be self-centered, tuning in to its own needs above all others. At the same time, it can help us to build our self-esteem and to love ourselves, which in turn supports our ability to love others unconditionally. At its most extreme it can be boastful and narcissistic. Although it is self-sufficient, it fears being alone and can become aloof and unapproachable when this occurs, making the situation worse. Turquoise has strong powers of observation and perception and can be quite discriminating. It has the ability to identify the way forward, the way to success, balancing the pros and cons, the right and wrong, of any situation. It is a good color to use when you are stuck in a rut and don’t know which way to move. This is a color that can sometimes be impractical and idealistic and remote from emotional reactions, appearing excessively cool, calm and collected. Too much of this color in your life may give you an overactive mind and create emotional imbalance, making you either over-emotional or non-emotional. Too little turquoise in your life may cause you to withhold your emotions, resulting in secrecy and confusion about your direction in life. From a negative perspective, the meaning of the color turquoise relates to being either over-emotional or non-emotional, lacking communication skills, being unreliable and deceptive.

Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include communication, clarity of thought, balance and harmony, idealism, calmness, creativity, compassion, healing and self-sufficiency.

Negative keywords include boastfulness, secrecy, unreliability and reticence, fence-sitting, aloofness, deception and off-handedness.

The Color Turquoise Represents

Communication: This color represents open communication from and between the heart and the spoken word. It relates to the electronic age and the world of computers, and communication on a large scale.

Emotional Control: Being the mid color between the extremes of red and violet, turquoise is the color of balance, for the emotions, thoughts and speech.

Self-Sufficiency: It has the ability to tune into its own needs and find the way to success.

Effects of the Color Turquoise

Clarity of Thought: It enhances the ability to focus and concentrate, assisting with clear thinking and decision-making, and the development of good organizational skills.

Calming: It is calming yet invigorating, restoring depleted energies.Non-emotional: A negative effect of turquoise is that it can cause people to be too aloof and to hide their emotional reactions.

Variations of the Color Turquoise

Aqua: Closer to green than blue, aqua is refreshing and uplifting. It is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.

Aquamarine: Enhancing creativity and inspiration, the color aquamarine calms and balances the mind and the emotions.

Teal: A more sophisticated version of turquoise, teal signifies trustworthiness and reliability. It promotes spiritual advancement and commitment.

If this is your favorite color, you are friendly and approachable, easy to communicate with.

You are compassionate, empathetic and caring.

You have a heightened sense of creativity and sensitivity.

You speak from the heart and love sharing your inner most thoughts.

As a personality color turquoise you usually have highly developed intuitive abilities.

You seek spiritual fulfillment, and you are often an evolved or ‘old’ soul.

You are trying to create balance in your life as you swing emotionally from one direction to the other. Although presenting a cool and calm exterior, and appearing to be stable and balanced, beneath the surface you may be in chaos, on an emotional roller coaster ride.

With a personality color turquoise, you are self-sufficient, with good self esteem and an ability to love and care for yourself.

You are a clear thinker and good decision maker.

You have good organizational and management skills.

With a personality color turquoise, you make a good boss, as you tend to influence others rather than be bossy and demanding.

You are confident and find public speaking to be easy – with your ability to focus and concentrate on the most important things and your capacity for clarity of thought, communication comes easy to you.

You are good at multi-tasking – focusing on one thing at a time bores you.

You have strong powers of perception and can be selective and discerning, balancing the pros and cons of any situation, then identifying the best way forward.

Your thinking can become scattered at times, particularly when you try to accomplish too much at once. This can overtire you and you become emotionally out of balance.

You can be self-centered, tuning in to your own needs to the exclusion of the needs of others.

You can be boastful and narcissistic, appearing egotistical and conceited.

You fear being alone and can become aloof and unapproachable when this occurs, making the situation even worse.

You can be impractical and idealistic with an overactive mind creating emotional imbalance – you need turquoise to bring you back into balance.

If operating from a negative perspective, you may lack communication skills, have difficulty in expressing yourself, including your emotions, be unreliable and deceptive, have creative blocks, or be either over emotional or non-emotional.

You may be naturally drawn to turquoise when you are suffering emotional stress as it is the color that controls and heals the emotions – this may be a temporary choice of a favorite color turquoise.

Your deepest need is to create emotional balance in your life, to be able express your hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make your own way in the world under your own terms.

If you dislike turquoise:

You dislike change.

You may be stuck emotionally or creatively.

You may have shut off your feelings.

You may dislike sharing your innermost feelings and thoughts.

You may be uncomfortable showing compassion and empathy.

The energy of turquoise may not stimulate enough passion, physical energy and excitement in you.

Organization and order drive you up the wall.

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