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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.
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:
- Valentine's Day
- Mother's Day
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.
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
Chakra: Root (Muladhara...support)
Day: Tuesday – A Mars day, a day for rebels, a day to tap Universal Wisdom for strength and courage.
Foods: Apples, beets, black cherries, cayenne pepper, cloves, grapes, liver, radishes, red beans/cabbage/onions, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon.
Time Perspective: do NOW for the future. Past is unimportant in relation to future. Act NOW to change the future.
Letters: A, J, S
Musical Note: “DO”... C
Planets: Mars (Driven),
Jupiter (Etheric and Physical Bodies)
Properties: Alkaline, magnetic, non-stringent,
stimulates, thermal, warming
Sense: Principle of Smell
- (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
- Nerve Stimulation
- Sensory Stimulant
- Blood Pressure - low
- Poor Circulation
- Sluggish Intestines
- Endocrine System
- Releases Adrenaline
- Respiratory Discomfort
Contra-Indicated for the Following Conditions:
- Emotionally Disturbed
- High Blood Pressure