Crystal Colour Meanings
Red is the warmest of all colours. Red is the colour most chosen by extroverts and one of the top picks of males. On the negative side, red can mean temper or anger. In China, red is the colour of prosperity and joy. Brides wear red and front doors are often painted red. Red is Tuesday’s colour. Red roses symbolize passionate love. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand. Red is the colour of Mars. This planet is known as the God of War.
Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).
Red is the colour of blood, and as such has strong symbolism of life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with an emphasis on survival. Red is also the colour of passion and lust.
Put some red in your life when you want:
- increased enthusiasm and interest
- more energy
- action and confidence to go after your dreams
- protection from fears and anxieties
Red gemstone properties
Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote willpower and courage, add vitality, and overcome sexual dysfunctions. Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy.
Pink is the colour of universal love. Pink is a quiet colour. Lovers of beauty favour pink. A pink carnation means “I will never forget you”.
Pink is a combination of red and white. The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present. White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential. Pink combines these energies. Shades of deep pinks, such as magenta, are effective in neutralizing disorder and violence. Some prisons use limited deep pink tones to diffuse aggressive behaviour.
Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.
Put some pink in your life when you want:
- calm feelings
- to neutralize disorder
- acceptance, contentment
Pink gemstone properties
Pink gemstones can be used to promote love, self-worth, order and protection from violence or aggression. Carry or place pink gemstones around your home or office to stimulate love and beauty.
People who prefer brown are often conventional and orderly. The negative meaning of brown can be a repressed personality or a lazy person. Brown is the colour of the earth and is associated with the material side of life.
Brown can mix into many surroundings. It is a mixture of red, blue and yellow and has many shades and tones – each producing a different effect. Brown can be a stabilizing colour. The red in brown gives it practical energy while the yellow and blue add mental focus energies. Too much brown can make a dull effect. Brown gives a feeling of solidity and allows one to stay in the background, unnoticed.
Some shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness, naturalness and dependability.
Put some Brown in your life when you want:
- a solid wholesome feeling
- to blend with the background
- a connection with natural earth and the stability this brings
- orderliness and convention
Brown gemstone properties
Brown gemstones act as a grounding force and promote stability and clear thinking.
Orange is a power colour. It is one of the healing colours. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck’s colour is orange. I have been told that if a change of any kind is a need in life, just burn an orange candle for 7 nights.
While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic colour to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes the exploration of new things.
Put some orange in your life when you want:
- to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
- to become more involved in something
- to increase creativity
- relief from things becoming too serious
Orange gemstone properties
Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red but are gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who could use more self-esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones around your home or office to stimulate creativity, mental quickness, and ability to adjust to changes.
It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favour the colour gold are optimistic.
The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, and silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.
Put some gold in your life when you want:
- increased personal power
- relaxation and enjoyment of life
- good health
Wearing gold in everyday life increases personal power, and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains are worn around the neck to preserve health.
The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest colour to see. People who are blind to other colours can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Always use yellow notepads.
Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favour yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Sunday’s colour is yellow-gold.
Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment. Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.
Put some yellow in your life when you want:
- clarity for decision-making
- relief from ‘burnout’, panic, nervousness, exhaustion
- sharper memory and concentration skills
- protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather
Yellow gemstone properties
Carry or wear yellow gemstones to promote the ability to express yourself. They are excellent stones for writers and public speakers to increase eloquence. The yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness. They are used to enhance decision-making skills.
Green is the colour of nature, fertility, and life. Grass green is the most restful colour. Green symbolizes self-respect and well-being. Green is the colour of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe colour if you don’t know what colour to use anywhere use green.
Green is favoured by well-balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone in Asia.
Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, and the desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the colour green. Change and transformation are necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.
Put some green in your life when you want:
- a new state of balance
- feel a need for change or growth
- freedom to pursue new ideas
- protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others
Green gemstone properties
Green gemstones are used to attract money, prosperity and wealth. They are balancing stones that promote growth and fertility. Carry, wear or place green gemstones around your home or office to promote balance, change and growth.
Blue is the coolest colour – the colour of the sky, ocean, sleep, and twilight. The ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary. Pure blue is the colour of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the chosen colour by conservative people. Blue is a calming colour. That makes it a wonderful colour to use in the home, especially for babies. Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for pyjamas. Dark blue is the colour of truth and moderation. A blue iris means your friendship is very important to me. Wednesday’s colour is blue. Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power.
Turquoise is the symbol of youth, both the colour and the gemstone. This colour has a soothing effect. Turquoise is the colour of communication. It contains the growth quality of green with the blue quality of communication. Turquoise has long been used in amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength.
Aqua is the colour of high ideals.
Blue gives a feeling of distance. Artists use it to show perspective. This is a good way to understand the energy of the colour blue – it allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward. It contains a cool vibration that is helpful for communication.
The vibration of blue can be used to open energy flow where it is blocked. Using blue to relax will encourage feelings of communication and peace.
Put some blue in your life when you want:
- calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation
- to open the flow of communication
- to broaden your perspective in learning new information
- solitude and peace
Blue gemstone properties
Blue gemstones promote peace and are used to calm ragged emotions. They are used to provide relief to people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares. They offer inspiration and enhance the quality of communication.
Purple is the colour of good judgment. It is the colour of people seeking spiritual fulfilment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good colour to use in meditation.
Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being a combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colours, purple is believed to be the ideal colour. Most children love the colour purple. Purple is the colour most favoured by artists. Thursday’s colour is purple.
Violet is the colour of purpose. Violet is associated with the Crown chakra (This links individual and universal).
Violet is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling, calming and expansive. Violet brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red brings practicality to the undirected expansiveness of the blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, violet is associated with imagination and inspiration.
Violet is an important energy for those who use blue and indigo skills in the psychic field. The red in violet offers a grounding effect.
Put some violet in your life when you want:
- to use your imagination to its fullest
- to re-balance your life
- to remove obstacles
- to calm overactivity or to energize from depression
Violet gemstone properties
Violet gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with the higher self, and increase imagination and inspiration.
Indigo is the colour of the deep midnight sky. It can have a negative effect when used during a depressed state because it will deepen the mood. Indigo symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization. While blue is the colour of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. While blue can be fast, Indigo is almost instantaneous. Inventors use indigo skills for inspirations that seem to ‘come out of the blue’.
Put some indigo in your life when you want:
- to focus on personal issues
- to develop intuition
- to step outside of everyday life for a new and interesting way of viewing a problem
- solitude and inner communication
Indigo gemstone properties
Indigo gemstones open the door to the subconscious, symbolizing the bridge between the finite and infinite. They are used as a guide to cosmic knowledge. The indigo stones are indigo, sapphire, and azurite.
Indigo is the colour associated with the third eye chakra located between the eyes. This chakra deals with intelligence and psychic power.
White is the colour of purity. Brides wear white in many countries because white symbolizes a virgin. White means kindness. In some cultures, white is worn at funerals. White is Monday’s colour. White daisies are a symbol of loyal love.
Strictly speaking, white is not a colour, but the manifestation of the presence of all colour – the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion. In many cultures, it represents openness and truth. White has a cold quality. It can provide clarity as its energy is complete.
White has purification vibrations and can be used to clear blocks from your path.
It holds the potential to move toward every other colour and this makes it a good choice for new beginnings, and development in any direction.
Put some white in your life when you want:
- to clear clutter and obstacles away
- to start afresh
- to bring about mental clarity
- purification of thoughts or actions
White gemstone properties
White gemstones are ruled by the Moon and are associated with sleep and psychic energy. They are often used for good fortune, and protection after dark. The crystal amplifies the powers of other stones. Some say that because white stones contain all the colours, they can act as substitutes for stones of any colour.
Black is the most misunderstood colour. A black-tie dinner is very formal and elegant. Women can wear that “must-have little black dress” to the black-tie dinner. Yet the bad guys wear black hats. Black symbolizes death in some cultures. Native Americans thought black was good because it was the colour of soil, which gives life. Saturday’s colour is black.
Black is not a colour, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all colours. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black, and its opposite white, represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals. It has come to mean hidden, fearful or bad experiences. It is linked to the unknown or the unseen.
In times of fear and uncertainty, black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.
Put some black in your life when you want:
- to become inconspicuous
- to open the door to mystery
- to prepare for the unknown
- a restful emptiness
Black gemstone properties
Black gemstones symbolize self-control and resilience. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Gray is the colour of sorrow. People who favour gray can be the lone wolf type or narrow-minded. Gray with more silver in it can be a very active colour.
Native Americans associate gray with friendship. Gray is the symbol of security, maturity and dependability. It connotes responsibility and conservative practicality.
Gray is the true neutral colour. Its energy imparts void, emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. Because of this, gray can be restful. It has a detached and isolated feeling. Gray can have a cooling effect when placed next to other more vibrant colours. It has a stabilizing effect, making vibrant colours stand out while muting their vibration.
Put some gray in your life when you want:
- to emphasize your willingness to comply
- a neutral, non-invasive feeling
- to reduce the intense energy of another colour
- to feel detached or isolated
Gray gemstone properties
Gray gemstones are healing stones and can assist in improving relationships toward more stability.