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The Meaning of The Color Orange

The color orange is a power color.

Although the color red is associated with fiery, burning heat, orange color is softer and is more connected to the warmth of the sun.

Orange is still an active, vibrant color and associated with movement, but it does not carry with it the connection to passion and extremes that the color red does. It marries the vitality of red with the stability of endurance.

Orange color stimulates creativity. People who love orange are often curious and love exploring new things. They are thought of as sincere and thoughtful.

Edgar Cayce, in his readings, says "orange is indicative of creative expression, the spark of genius. Because it is associated with two of the lower four centers... it would be expressive of earthiness and nature." 1

Orange is thought to be the best emotional stimulant and can be helpful if you are depressed, bored or lonely. It helps to bring out the joy we have inside us.

If you favor an the color orange, you are considered to be a social person who is able to get along with many types of people. You exhibit a sincere desire to like people and also want people to like you.

An orange lover is seen as loving freedom and is always looking to expand his or her interests and to succeed in life.

Preference for an orange colour can also indicate someone who has a desire to be successful in whatever you do. The meaning of orange indicates an optimism about the future and a natural enthusiasm about life and living life to the fullest.

An orange colour in the room or in clothing can increase the craving for food. That's great if you want to put on weight, but not so great for the rest of us. If you notice yourself craving food more when you wear orange, you may want to cut down on wearing it. If your kitchen is painted orange and you notice this issue comes up with you, you may want to get out the paint can and repaint.

Because the meaning of the color orange is a toned down physical energy and includes a fondness for food, it is a good color to have in a dining room or a room where you want to host family and friends. The color orange also activates intellectual vibrations and is a good color for a room where you may want to study or read intently.

Overall, the positive aspects of the color orange include a joy in living, enthusiasm for life and new activities and interests. It indicates a sociable nature, high energy, self-assuredness and creative thinking and ideas. Orange is spontaneous, independent and indicates a fondness for food.

As with all things in life, there is a ying and a yang, a positive nature as well as negative aspects.

The negative qualities associated with the color orange include aspects of a destructive nature, including food issues and a misuse of alcohol. Excessive orange in a persons aura can indicate someone who feels self-pity or is fickle in their friendships. As I indicated above, orange can also increase cravings for food, a negative for many people.

Orange in the Chakra System:

The color orange is associated with the second chakra, most often referred to as the sacral chakra or the spleen chakra.

The areas of the physical body governed by the sacral chakra include the spleen and the reproductive organs or gonads. Creative energy is thought to be initiated in the area of the gonads, which is why orange color is associated with creativity.

As with everything, balance is important in our etheric chakra system. If the sacral chakra is out of balance and you have an excess of orange energy, you can be overly sensitive to how others feel about you and try to hard to satisfy others to your own detriment.

Misuse of stimulants and extreme indulgence are also symptoms of the orange color chakra being out of balance. That can include excessive participation in eating, sports or in sexual activity.

Orange Gemstones

Orange colored gemstones include Carnelian, Fire Opal, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, Tangerine Quartz, Orange Kyanite and Orange Elestial.

Orange gemstones contain aspects of the passionate and fiery attributes of the color red, but are gentler. They carry a more creative energy.

Place the color orange gemstones around your home or in your office, or keep one with you if you desire to stimulate creative ideas and expression, increase the ability to handle change well and increase your self esteem.

Adding The Color Orange in Your Life

Add Some Orange To Your Life:

It is of benefit to add orange to your life when:

  • You want to increase your creativity and generation of new ideas.
  • You want to feel more joy and spontaneity in your life.
  • You are bored or depressed and want a pick me up.
  • You want to lighten up the mood.
  • You have a need to bring out the joy you have within.
  • You want to have a feeling of well being.
  • On a physical level, the color orange is of benefit to add to your surroundings if you have chronic eczema or other skin conditions, if you have asthma or allergies, or if you want to increase your appetite.

Do Not Add Orange:

  • If you have issues with food or alcohol.
  • If you have a tendency towards self-pity.

Wearing Orange

There are times that wearing the color orange can help to balance your emotions. It is particularly helpful if you are feeling stressed.

An orange color can help you to embrace new ideas with joy and bring out your creative side.

Wearing the colour orange makes you shows caring of others and thoughtfulness. It expresses an interest in others and it helps to express joy.

Too much orange can make you seem dependent on others and self-pitying. It can also make you appear to be insecure.

Orange Characteristics

Day: Wednesday

Sign: Red/Orange is Taurus, Orange is Gemini and Yellow/Orange is Cancer

Planet: Edgar Cayce says orange is associated with the planet Neptune but other sources say Red/Orange is Venus, Orange is Mercury and Yellow/Orange is the Moon

Gland associated with the color orange: Gonads (reproductive organs)

Orange Foods: Oranges, apricots, carrots, apricots, peaches, melons, carrots and mangoes

Gemstones: Carnelian, Fire Opal, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, Tangerine Quartz, Orange Kyanite

Chakra: the second or Sacral Chakra

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The color orange means creativity and warmth. Learn more about the meaning of colors here.

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

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