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The Meaning of The Color Blue

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The color blue is the coolest color is the color spectrum. We see it in nature, in the colors of the sky, lakes and oceans. In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli, a beautiful blue gemstone, represented heaven.

The meaning of the color blue is peace, calm and spirituality. Blue soothes us, body mind and spirit. It has a calming effect on the nervous system and is very relaxing, so it is a good color to have in areas where you need peace to prevail.

Blue is also uplifting. It is the color that connects us to our spiritual side and the energy of the universe.

Because a blue color is both calming and spiritual, it is a wonderful color to have in your home to create a peaceful, yet uplifting environment. It is best in rooms where you want to rest and relax. Blue is a color that works especially well for babies and young children.

Edgar Cayce saw blue as the color of spirituality and inspiration. The color blue "has always been the color of spirit, the symbol of contemplation prayer and heaven." 1 It connects us to our higher power, the soul that resides in each of us.

Preference for a light blue color is said to indicate a lack of depth and needing to mature. Dark blue is the color of truth and of moderation.

Those who have a lot of blue in their aura or who show a strong preference for the color blue will display certain personality characteristics, both positive and negative.

The positive aspects of the color blue include:

  • Loyalty
  • Affectionate
  • Creativity
  • Has the ability to inspire
  • Inventiveness
  • Peacefulness and relaxation
  • Soothing
  • Tactful
  • Spiritual
  • Calm
  • Likeable
  • Thoughtful towards others
  • Passion and enthusiasm tempered with reality
  • Introspection
  • Conservatism
  • Acceptance of Obligations

The negative attributes of the color blue include:

  • Ambition
  • Snobbishness
  • Impatience with the views and ideas of others
  • Apathy
  • Emotional instability
  • Suspicion
  • Inflexible in your beliefs
  • Using reason to selfish and self-justified ends
  • Conservatism (it can be both a positive and a negative)

Blue in the Chakra System:

The color blue is associated with the 5th chakra, most often referred to as the throat chakra.

The throat chakra is the center of communication. Chakra 5 also governs the vocal cords, esophagus, the neck, shoulders and arms, mouth, teeth and cervical vertebrae of the spine.

If this chakra is out of balance you may experience voice problems like laryngitis, sore throats, swollen glands, hearing problems, jaw and neck issues, thyroid imbalances and ear infections. All of these could use the energy of the color blue.

It is thought that blue colored energy can help us to fight infection.

If you need more blue energy in your life you can decorate with blue (include blue accents in your home or office where and if you can), keep a blue gemstone (see below) with you or wear blue clothing.

You can also have too much blue energy. How can you tell? If you find yourself unable to get your point across to others, gossiping or talking too much, you may have an excess of energy from the color blue. You can correct excess blue energy quite simply by adding some red to your life. Carry a red gemstone or wear some red clothing. Bring red accents into your home or office. See how that works for you.

Blue Gemstones

There are many blue gemstones that can help to add blue energy to your life. They include sodalite, turquoise, aquamarine, blue quartz, lapis lazuli, blue lace agate, blue tourmaline, angelite, and blue sapphire. (See the full list at the end of this article)

Gemstones in the color blue can add a sense of peace. They can be used successfully to calm emotions and to improve communication. Two gemstones that are particularly good for calming are blue topaz and sapphire.

Blue color gem stones can be very helpful for people who have trouble sleeping or who are having nightmares.

Blue gems often add a sense of inspiration.

If you want to heighten your psychic awareness, carry lapis lazuli.

A turquoise gemstone is said to give you strength, increase your health and offer protection.

Adding The Color Blue in Your Life

Add Some Blue To Your Life:

There are certain situations where you may find it helpful to add some of the color blue to your life. You may want to add blue to your life:

  • To help you communicate better.
  • If you have throat issues
  • If you are having trouble sleeping
  • If you are having health problems with your ears, eyes or nose.
  • If you have had a shock or otherwise need to calm yourself down.
  • If you have a fever.
  • If you want to feel at peace.
  • If you want to relax.
  • If you feel your energy is blocked and you want to open the energy flow in your body.
  • To help you remember exam information or a speech (write it down on blue colored paper).

Wearing Blue

Wearing the color blue has a calming effect, both on you and on those around you. In one of his readings Edgar Cayce stated that people are "never very, very mad with blue being worn...". 1

A dark blue colour gives a feeling of stability and conservatism (think dark blue suit). Wearing the colour blue makes you appear confident and able to cope with anything. Wearing blue makes you appear interested in change and freedom.

A blue color is associated with communication, so wearing blue helps you to communicate more easily with others. If you need to make a speech wearing something blue, especially dark blue, may help you speak more easily.

If you have trouble sleeping try wearing blue night clothes. The soothing effect of the color blue may well help you sleep better.

Because blue is such a cool color, it gives a feeling of distance. You may not want to add blue or wear blue when you need to show that you are very warm and caring.

Blue Characteristics

Day: Thursday

Sign: Sagittarius

Planet: Jupiter, Edgar Cayce says Uranus

Gland Associated with the Color Blue: Thyroid

Blue Foods: Blueberries, plums, fish, asparagus, bramble berries, potatoes

Blue Gemstones: Sodalite, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Blue quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Blue lace agate, Sapphire, Angelite, , Blue Tourmaline, Blue Calcite, Blue Kyanite, Blue Apatite, Dumortierite, Chrysocolla, Blue Aventurine, Celestite, Blue Aragonite, Larimar, Hemimorphite and Tanzanite

Chakra: the fifth or Throat Chakra

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1. Color and the Edgar Cayce Readings, by Roger Lewis
2. Colour Energy, by Inger Naess

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