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The Symbol of Life

Red, having the longest wave length, is the easiest for the human eye to perceive. It relates to the material aspects of man and often expresses opposite emotions or conditions.

Some  Chinese believed that heaven is red and regarded it as a most sacred color.
Russians used red wool cloth around the necks of their children to ward off scarlet fever.
Early American settlers used red wool around the necks of their children to cure a sore throat. (This practice still exists in some areas of the United States.)

  • We have red letter days.
  • We paint the town red.
  • Not a red cent to his name
  • We “feel” in the red...(vitality)
  • Americans associate red with:
  • Christmas
  • Valentine's Day
  • Mother's Day
Anyone who lives in the vibration of the color red must be alert to the fact that undisciplined ambition could lead to the need (desire) to dominate others and/or situations.

The range of emotional responses for red-color people runs from being so overly-aggressive that they may commit blood shed to achieve a goal, to being unable or unwilling to cope with the challenges that life presents to the extent of becoming totally dependent upon those around them.

Red may, at times, see only the end objective it seeks. It will lose the fulfillment of the goal it seeks because it cannot see or deal with the detail required to reach the goal. They become so entranced with the anticipated result of the aims that they don't “see the trees for the forest”.

While Red is a physical color, it is also the color of the Life Force or God or Universal Love. It is up to us, as individuals, to work to bring our “red” into balance - the balance that will reflect a God or Universal Love to those around us.

The colors that have been assigned to the planets and days are subjective. There are a number of differing opinions set forth from various religions and philosophies about the colors that relate to them. It will be up to you, as you begin to work with the colors, to adopt the color(s) that resonate well for you.


Red - Gonads – Primary Color

Energy, vitality, lust, physical strength, power,
Physical Phase of Mentality
The Activity Principle of Life
Expression of Individuality
The “I am” Principle   
Astrological Sign:     Aries ( Mars) “I Am”, governs the head

Scorpio (Pluto) dark red to maroon  

Body: Endocrine System, Reproductive System
Organ: Nose

Chakra: Root (

Aura Level: Etheric Double

Skill: Survival

Elements and Metals:  Barium, Bromine, Bismuth, Copper, Iron, Krypton, Rubidium, Zinc

Day:  Tuesday – A Mars day, a day for rebels, a day to tap Universal  Wisdom for strength and courage.

Element:  Earth 

Foods: Apples, beets, black cherries, cayenne pepper, cloves, grapes, liver, radishes, red beans/cabbage/onions, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon.

Fragrance: Sandalwood

Hormones: Insulin and pancreatic juices

Taste: Astringent

Time Perspective: do NOW for the future. Past is unimportant in relation to future. Act NOW to change the future. 

Gems: Bloodstone, garnet, red jasper, agate, amber, coral, tourmaline, rubelite, rubym spinel

Holiday:  Yule

Letters: A,  J,  S
Musical Note:   “DO”...  C

Planets:  Mars (Driven),  
Jupiter (Etheric and Physical Bodies)

Polarity: Negative

Properties:  Alkaline, magnetic, non-stringent,
stimulates, thermal, warming

Sense:  Principle of Smell

Time Perspective:  NOW: the past is gone and the future never arrives

Red Tourmaline

 Polished Red Tourmaline

Emotional and/or Psychological Aspects Associated with Red:    

  • (Positive Attributes): Active, exciting, human, loving, manifesting,  sensory,   sexual, spontaneous, stimulating, strong 
  • (Negative Attributes): Abruptness, aggressiveness, overly competitive, impatience, impulsiveness, self-centered, sensual, unstable, vulgar, war 

 Conditions Responding to the Color Red:

  • Anemia – increases blood flow
  • Liver Stimulation
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve Stimulation
  • Sensory Stimulant
  • Blood Pressure - low
  • Pneumonia
  • Shyness
  • Bronchitis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Sluggish Intestines
  • Endocrine System
  • Releases Adrenaline
  • Tuberculosis
  • Impotency
  • Respiratory Discomfort
  • Worry

 Contra-Indicated for the Following Conditions:

  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Infections
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Fevers
  • Inflammation
  • Hypertension


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