As in Astrology; Numerology and numbers also have traditional colour associations.
There is no question that colour alters our mood and many holistic therapists use this to great advantage, creating therapy rooms using the correct hues to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
For those of you interested in chakra work, you too will also be aware that each chakra has a colour associated to it. If someone has low or blocked energy in a certain chakra then sometimes this can be helped by doing something as simple as drinking energised water from a cup or glass that is the same colour as the chakra in question.
Red corresponds to the root chakra, orange to the sacral, yellow to the solar plexus, green or pink to the heart, blue to the throat, indigo blue to the third eye & purple/white to the crown. I’ve always been fascinated by the traditional colours used holistically and what actually makes them traditional.
On investigation there does not seem to be much variance in the traditional colours used between the many different metaphysical sciences and yet I am sure that they themselves all come from very different origins. Discovering that the word tradition comes from the Latin verb- ‘tradere’, meaning to hand-over or give for safe keeping made a lot of sense. It must therefore mean that these colours have had very special meanings attached to them throughout the annals of time, handed down from generation to generation.
It is not something new-age or fantastical that modern cynics would like to have us believe. There are ( basically) 7 chakras, 11 destiny numbers in numerology & 12 signs of the zodiac in astrology, but the traditional colours of each discipline mirror each other quite uncannily….see what you think! (First a reminder of how to discover your own destiny number in numerology-add all the numbers from your full birthdate to each other, including the year, then keep adding until you get to a single digit. However, if you arrive at the two digit number of 11or 22, do not reduce these any further as they are master numbers.) Now, discover what part of the rainbow you belong to!
Destiny number 1 Having a destiny number of 1 makes an individual, strong, independent, original, loyal, assertive, strong-willed, determined, courageous & a leader. The 1st sign of the zodiac is Aries Arians are courageous, assertive, dynamic, energetic & pioneering. The 1st chakra This is the root chakra and has associations with security and survival. To balance this chakra a person will need to be assertive in order to stand up for themselves in the ‘real’ world. The traditional colour associated with all three is RED!
Destiny number 2 Having a destiny number of 2 makes an individual, diplomatic, patient, calm, adaptable, friendly, sensitive, intuitive, nurturing, imaginative, artistic & psychic. The 2nd sign of the zodiac is Taurus Taureans are patient, placid, warm-hearted, reliable, friendly &loving. The 2nd chakra This is the sacral chakra and has associations with our feelings & emotions & in turn our sexual lives. To balance this chakra a person will need to get in tune with their feelings and become more sociable, learning to communicate freely. The traditional colour associated with all three is ORANGE!
Destiny number 3 Having a destiny number of 3 makes an individual full of ideas, very expressive, child-like, witty, kind, spiritual, intelligent, excessive & freedom-loving with the tendency to put others on a pedestal! The 3rd sign of the zodiac is Gemini Geminians are youthful, versatile, witty, intelligent and very inquisitive. The 3rd chakra This is the solar plexus chakra and has associations with personal power. To balance this chakra a person will need to develop their self-confidence in order to think for themselves and act on their ideas without seeking permission from anyone else. The traditional colour associated with all three is YELLOW!
Destiny number 4 Having a destiny number of 4 makes an individual steady & reliable, trustworthy, efficient, dedicated, devoted, loyal, practical, a perfectionist- who can always be relied upon to get to the heart of a matter. The 4th sign of the zodiac is Cancer Cancerians are loving, emotional, family-orientated, cautious, shrewd & very protective. The 4th chakra This is the heart chakra and has associations with all types of relationships. To balance this chakra a person will need to love & accept themselves first before they feel they have the right to love another. They are usually very strong-willed. The traditional colour associated with all three is GREEN!
Destiny number 5 Having a destiny number of 5 makes an individual attractive, talkative, flirtatious, progressive, persuasive, entertaining & dramatic. The 5th sign of the zodiac is Leo Leos are dramatic, generous, enthusiastic, gregarious & larger than life! The traditional colours associated with both of these are all shades from sunrise to sunset- hues of GOLD.
Destiny number 6 Having a destiny number of 6 makes an individual opinionated, graceful, forgiving, counselling, healing, of service to others & very responsible. The 6th sign of the zodiac is Virgo Virgoans are diligent, meticulous, analytical, perfectionists, overly- critical. ( I have taken some licence with the remaining three chakras as there are less chakras than destiny numbers or star signs) The 5th chakra This is the throat chakra and has associations with expression and being able to verbalise what you are thinking & feeling. To balance this chakra a person needs to feel free to express themselves regardless of what others may think or reply. The traditional colour associated with all three is BLUE!
Destiny number 7 Having a destiny number of 7 makes an individual psychically gifted, very private, selective, solitary, healing & contemplative. The 7th sign of the zodiac is Libra Librans are diplomatic, peaceful, charming, changeable & indecisive. The 6th chakra This is the third eye chakra and has associations with channelled intuition and seeing divine perfection in everything. To balance this chakra a person needs to meditate and spend time being, still, silent & solitary. The traditional colour associated with all three is INDIGO BLUE!
Destiny number 8 Having a destiny number of 8 makes an individual ambitious, very independent, sure of what they want out of life, frank, fore-sighted, passionate about their beliefs & unforgiving! The 8th sign of the zodiac is Scorpio Scorpios are determined, forceful, powerful & passionate. The traditional colours associated with both are very dark colours & BLACK!
Destiny number 9 Having a destiny number of 9 makes an individual emotional, idealistic, hyperactive, inspirational, eccentric & trusting of a higher truth & order. The 9th sign of the zodiac is Sagittarius Sagittarians are explorative, honest, freedom-loving, broad-minded, intellectual & philosophical. The final, 7th chakra The 7th chakra is the crown chakra and has associations with attuning to ‘The All’, The Divine/God. In order to balance this chakra a person needs to study/learn methods of how to raise their vibrations in order to access peace, wisdom & oneness. The traditional colour associated with all three is PURPLE! (& sometimes Gold or white- all three colours have been traditionally used by those taking part in religious ceremonies and signify being closer to ‘God’) I have also taken some licence with the last two numerology destiny numbers as there are only 11 destiny numbers but 12 signs of the zodiac!
Destiny number 11 Having a destiny number of 11 makes an individual an educator, special in some way, a spiritual messenger, healer, intense, above the masses & inventive. The 11th sign of the zodiac is Aquarius Aquarians are original, ‘off the wall’, inventive, friendly & humanitarian. I have paired these two together because they both belong to the Aquarian age. Those with a destiny number of 11, have PINK as their colour- the colour of unconditional love. Aquarians have TURQUOISE as their colour which is the colour of the 8th Chakra & represents opening up lines of communication between the heart & the spoken word. So, maybe they do not have the same traditional colour associations because they both belong to the new electrifying, transformational energies?
Destiny number 22 Having a destiny number of 22 makes an individual a Visionary, practical, controlled, hard-working, only concerned with big ideas & able to put great wisdom & ideas into creative form. The 10th sign of the zodiac is Capricorn Capricorns are careful, disciplined, practical, prudent & ambitious The traditional colour associated with both is DARK BROWN! And then there’s Pisces! Good old Pisces – the 12th & last sign of the zodiac. Their colour is SEA-GREEN! (Sometimes clear & sometimes murky depending on what’s in it!) I once read that Pisceans can be thought of as a bit of a mix of all the other 11 star signs which is what makes them so interesting, contrary, indecisive, dreamy, unworldly and sensitive! So, from this Piscean…..
hope you’ve discovered something new from these old traditional colours to brighten your day
© 2013 Laraine Turner