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The Meaning of The
Color Green

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The meaning of the color green, particularly if it is a pure emerald green with just a touch of blue, is healing. Edgar Cayce said that the colour green "symbolizes the master healer and the life force." 1

The colour green is the color of nature. We see it in grass, leaves, trees and other plants all around us. Green reflects life, fertility and growth. People with green thumbs are known for their ability to make things grow. Green vegetables are among the healthiest foods to eat.

A green color exhibits energies of growth and desires to expand and increase. Growth requires transformation and change, and the energy of the color green adds the ability to manage change.

Although green is thought of as a passive color, it is fresh and cool and has a soothing and restful effect, suggesting a respite from the worries and cares of the world. The color green offers a sense of renewal and freshness.

A green color suggests a sense of balance, well-being, harmony and a sense of order.

If you are feeling a need for more green energy in life, simply going outdoors and going for a walk, especially in the woods, can be very helpful. Edgar Cayce said that "contact with nature is very important if you want to be in balance and have a peaceful and harmonious life." 1

A green color is thought of as strong, helpful and friendly. It symbolizes learning and self-respect.

Green is also symbolic of money. We even call dollar bills "greenbacks". Green is associated with abundance. People who are drawn to the color green are often givers.

On a physical level, as with the heart chakra with which green is linked, the meaning of the color green is associated with the heart, lungs, bronchia and the blood supply.

Green also governs the emotions and it is thought by many alternative health practitioners (including Louise Hay and Edgar Cayce) that heart problems occur because of unresolved emotional issues. That makes sense to me given the strong mind body spirit connection in all areas of our lives. Having been emotionally hurt and holding unresolved fears of being hurt again are issues that may eventually cause heart problems. Balancing the green energy may be one of the ways to help with these issues.

Edgar Cayce believed that the heart is the center of the soul and that the most important thing we could learn is that "love is the leading principle of life. When we are together with family and friends we strengthen the heart energy." 1 So spend time with those you love to help heal your heart. And wear green!

The positive personal attributes associated with the color green are many. They include:

  • Sympathy and compassion
  • A generous nature
  • A loving nature, particularly towards children and animals
  • Harmony and balance
  • An understanding nature
  • Self-control
  • Humbleness

And of course, everything has balancing negative aspects too. The negative qualities associated with green are:

  • Jealousy
  • Recklessness
  • A lack of discrimination
  • Stinginess and holding tight to your possessions
  • Cruelty
  • Dishonesty, particularly in terms of money

Green Color in the Chakra System:

As we stated above, the color green is closely associated with the fourth chakra, the heart chakra.

The heart chakra governs love, healing (both physical and emotional), relationships, hope, forgiveness and compassion. Adding a bit of green color to your life can help in these areas.

When your heart center is in balance we are able to give positive support and feelings of love and happiness to others.

Green Gemstones

Gemstones are a wonderful way to add a bit of the energy from any particular color into your life. You can wear the gem stone on your body (a small pouch containing one or two gemstones tucked into a bra or in a shirt pocket for example), place gem stones around your home or in your office.

Gemstones that contain the energy of the color green include: Emerald, Malachite, Jade, Moss Agate, Aventurine and Peridot.

Why green gem stones? Green gemstones are beneficial in your environment if you want to add growth, change or balance to your life as they are balancing stones. They also promote fertility and are the stones to use if you would like to attract more money and other forms of prosperity into your life.

Adding The Color Green in Your Life

As with all colors, there are times when adding the color green is a good thing and times when it is not as appropriate. The difference with green is that it is considered a fairly safe color. If you are not sure what color to use, you probably won't go too wrong in choosing a green, especially a blue green. The one warning is listed below. Don't use a lot of pure emerald green if you are unhealthy.

Add Some Green To Your Life:

  • When you want to soothe your nerves.
  • When you want to calm yourself before an event.
  • When you feel a need for growth.
  • When you want a feeling of balance and harmony.
  • When you have a headache or digestive problems (not a pure strong emerald green. Choose a green with a bit of blue in it).
  • When you want a change.

Do Not Add Green:

  • Emerald green has a very strong energy so use it with caution. Only use pure emerald green if you are healthy.
  • Do not add a lot of strong green to a room where you need creativity. It is great for a room where more practical work takes place, but for creativity other colors are better.

Wearing Green

The color green is the color of health and healthy relationships. It is also the color of nature.

Wearing green clothing therefore gives the impression that you are down to earth, stable and balanced. It makes you seem efficient, positive and harmonious. Green is also the colour of practical sense.

Of course, there is always a ying and a yang, a positive and a balancing negative. If you wear too much green too often, it can make you appear to be stiff and unimaginative with few original thoughts.

Green Characteristics

Day: Friday

Sign: Libra for true green, Scorpio for blue/green

Planet: Venus for true green, Mars and Pluto for blue/green

Gland associated with the color Green: Thymus gland

Green Foods: Broccoli, avocados, beans, cucumber, salad greens and lettuces, green peas

Green Gemstones: Emerald, Aventurine, Jade, Moss Agate, Malachite, Peridot

Chakra: The fourth or Heart 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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