Other Ways of Seeing
"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
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,
Each chakra from the base upward is linked to the colours of the rainbow
The Root or Base chakra (perineum) is associated with Red, mauve
Its element is earth and it is associated with smell, and physical energy
Key crystals are Agate, Bloodstone, Tiger’s eye and Hematite
The Sacral chakra (below the navel) is associated with Orange, gold
Its element is water and it is associated with taste, creativity and
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
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
Its element is cosmic energy and it is associated with a seventh sense
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
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
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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