Did You Know That Each Of The Colors Of The Rainbow Has It's Own Meaning?

The colors of the rainbow all have their own unique beauty. Each has its own different meaning and each invokes feelings and beliefs unique to each of them. In every culture any given color is representative of something or is used to designate an emotion, tradition and oftentimes institutions or organizations, even entire countries. What color does the mention of Ireland bring to mind?

For instance the color Red is used in almost every culture to designate warning or danger while also representing love and passion. It represents the Red Cross. In China and Japan red symbolizes life, vitality and wealth, and is revered more than all the colors of the rainbow combined. The Romans used a red flag to threaten impending battle. Psychics who profess to see a person’s aura state that anyone emanating a red aura is physically strong and healthy. Red is a dynamic color epitomizing strong, powerful emotion such as love, courage, passion, vibrancy and might. Red inspires action and confidence and excitement. Who doesn't like a red Ferrari!

Orange represents creativity, joy, vibrancy, happiness, playfulness and youth. At the same time it is also a power color. Being a combination of red and yellow it shares attributes with those colors of the rainbow, usually displaying a more balanced intensity. Orange can be found in nature in the changing leaves of fall, the setting sun, and the skin and meat of citrus fruit.

Yellow is naturally associated with the sun and its life-giving energy, though in a less intense way than orange or red. Yellow is a bit of a conflicting color. Though it symbolizes joy, happiness keen intellect and wisdom, it also represents cowardice in some cultures while signifying bravery in others (Japan). For years yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited from their men to come marching home from war as in the song "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree" Today, they are still used to welcome home loved ones.

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Green, being the color of both money and nature may seem to be a bit of a conflicting color also, but remember, we colored money green! It is the color of mother earth and nature. Nowhere is this more evident than in Ireland, "The Emerald Isle". Funnily enough, green gemstones are considered by some to be effective in generating energy that will attract money and wealth! Green actually is a bit conflicting in that besides representing balance and well being, it is also the color of envy.

The color Blue invokes a spiritual sentiment. It is non-threatening and depicts security, trust, compassion, stability, patience and mysticism. Blue is the color of distance and represents the sky, the oceans and the heavens. it inspires us to expand our horizons and look to the future. Some people use blue gemstones to encourage peace and calmness within themselves. Ever look into the eyes of someone with gorgeous blue eyes? How does it make you feel? Blue stimulates higher thought and promotes calmness, relaxation, tranquility and peace.

The color Indigo implies infinity, mysticism, spiritual attainment and heavenly grace and is in fact the least well known of all the colors of the rainbow. It is a deep shade of blue with a tinge of purple, the color of the midnight sky. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, profound insights, and an understanding of ones self. While blue can be fast, Indigo is almost instantaneous. Inventors use indigo skills for inspirations that seem to 'come out of the blue'.

Last, but not least, my personal favorite of all the colors of the rainbow, Violet. It is royal color signifying nobility. Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank. It also has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. It is a color of good judgment and effective when used in meditating.

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