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"Some blind people can tell you what colour something is by holding their hand just above it."

"Some of you might not believe me but it is most definitely true. "

"The way they do it, is by feeling the vibration that comes from the colour."

Colours vibrate at different frequencies and just because, under normal circumstances, we have not developed our senses enough to feel them, doesn't mean it isn’t so. 

Colours affect us whether we like it or not and so we would do well to be careful in what we choose to use, and how much of it where.   

Colour has been used in healing in different cultures over thousands of years. Colours in light, in crystals, and in decoration.  

Some bits and pieces to whet your appetite. 


Feng Shui meaning wind and water conveys the ancient Chinese principle of harmonizing humans and nature to bring about health and prosperity. They suggest hanging clear crystals in a window to infuse the room with healthy ‘chi’


Crystal healing is a huge area and we're not even going to try to cover the basics, but here, just for interest are some relationships between chakras, colours, elements, physical senses, aspects and crystals.

Each chakra from the base upward is linked to the colours of the rainbow 

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The Root or Base chakra (perineum) is associated with Red, mauve and brown

Its element is earth and it is associated with smell, and physical energy and vitality 

Key crystals are Agate, Bloodstone, Tiger’s eye and Hematite


The Sacral chakra (below the navel) is associated with Orange, gold and amber. 

Its element is water and it is associated with taste, creativity and sexual expression 

Key crystals are Moonstone, Tiger’s eye, Citrine and Carnelian


The Solar Plexus is associated with Yellow, gold and rose 

Its element is fire and it is associated with sight, personal power and fulfillment 

Key crystals are Citrine, Rose quartz, Aventurine quartz and Malachite




The Heart chakra is associated with Green and pink 

Its element is air and it is associated with touch, compassion and humanitarianism 

Key crystals are Jade, Aventurine Quartz, Watermelon Tourmaline, and Rose Quartz


The throat chakra is associated with Blue, silver and turquoise 

Its element is ether and it is associated with hearing,  communication and self expression 

Key crystals are Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise and Celistite





The Third Eye is associated with Indigo, mauve and turquoise 

Its element is telepathic energy and it is associated with sixth sense, higher intuition and psychic powers 

Key crystals are Amethyst, Fluorite, Lapis lazuli and Sodalite.


The Crown chakra is associated with Violet, gold and white 

Its element is cosmic energy and it is associated with a seventh sense and transmutation 

Key crystals are Amethyst, Celestite, Jade and clear quartz.

So what can you do with that information then. Well have a think about what is associated with what colours and if you are interested then there is lots more information available. 

There is no definitive table this comes from The book of Crystal Healing by Liz Simpson



In Feng Shui each individual is considered to be influenced by the heavens and the earth. They take astrological data into account to help identify precise directions and orientations which will be most favorable. This is a serious science

We tell you this merely to justify another little venture into the world of colour associations. This is just for fun, and food for thought.

Aries – Diamond

Taurus – Emerald

Gemini – Agate

Cancer – Pearl

Leo – Ruby

Virgo – Sardonyx


Libra – Sapphire

Scorpio – Opal

Sagittarius – Topaz

Capricorn – Turquoise

Aquarius – Aquamarine

Pisces – Moonstone

There is no definitive list of birthstones – this is from Julia and Derek Parker’s Astrology.


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