CHAKRAS Part 2 - The Rainbow Spectrum of Colors

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CHAKRAS Part 2 - The Rainbow Spectrum of Colors

Chakras and the Healing Power of Color

What are chakras really? What do their colors mean? How can color therapy help to balance our chakras and health?

These are just a few questions and topics explored in this post. From astrology to energy frequencies, I explain the relationship of the chakras to various color associations, including tips and little known secrets for how to utilize color to enhance your energy and your life.

© 2018 by Marsha Silvestri

As an artist, I've always had a passion for expressing energy through color, exploring how choices of hues impact a viewer's visceral response to images. In the early 1980s while studying kundalini yoga, martial arts and energy healing arts, I first became fascinated by the topic of chakras. I'd seen in Indian and Tibetan art, figures featuring mandalas and yantra* symbols that corresponded to the subtle energy centers as described in these different disciplines. (*Yantras are symbolic diagrams traditionally used as talismans for protection, manifestation, or to enhance meditation. Sri Yantra is a well-known example of a yantra).

My early art career had been focussed mainly on fashion art, portraiture and fantasy illustration. As I delved deeper into yoga and esoteric paths, my art began to reflect more spiritual subject matter. I felt compelled to create art that could serve a higher purpose than “art-for-art's sake”, something more meaningful than fleeting commercial trends where most fashion vanishes into obscurity shortly after the season ends. My goals shifted towards creating more useful and timeless works that could by their essence, trigger peace, awareness or stimulate healing in viewers. In 1984 after attending some art therapy workshops and exploring color therapy, how color can impact our moods and energy, I created my first chakra illustrations and began calling my work “Art for Healing”. 

One of my early chakra drawings - pencil, Crayola crayon & collage.

In many yoga, holistic health and energy bodywork systems, chakras are described as: colored energy, wheels of light, rotating discs, protruding funnel-shaped cones, spirals, or flowers resembling lotus blossoms. The speed or frequency of their spinning motion may be responsible for the appearance of spoke-like petals described in various esoteric teachings. (In my previous post I explain much more about the chakras and the subtle energy system to which they belong.)

In kundalini yoga the “aura“ is often referred to as the “8th chakra”. The aura contains colors of light from the full rainbow spectrum. The color associated with balancing the aura is white, which contains all the colors of the spectrum.

Over the past few decades I've done many interpretations of the chakras, and though I don't claim to be able to see them, from what I've learned, I often get strong sense perceptions of their energy, essence, and what I mentally perceive as the colors or qualities of a person's aura. Many psychics and sensitives can see colors of the aura that may correspond to the chakras. Some claim to be able to see the chakras as well. 

I should note here that the association with the seven rainbow colors for the chakras was introduced more recently through western influences, and was not mentioned the earliest known ancient scriptures and teachings of yoga. 

In ancient Tantric traditions, the chakras were described with quite different color associations that related more to the religious and mythological deities like Shiva, Shakti, and the tattva elements. 

  • The first chakra representing the earth element was depicted as yellow with gold
  • The second - the water element was described as light blue
  • The third chakra's fire element was red and gold
  • The fourth for air was colorless, or smoky gray
  • The fifth for ether was smoky purple
  • The sixth was transparent camphor blue and white
  • The seventh was gold with some sources placing the full rainbow spectrum at the crown's *thousand-petal lotus chakra. (*Some texts give the exact number of petals to be 960, and not 1000.)

So how did the rainbow colors become identified with the seven chakras as taught in yoga and many healing arts today? And what is their symbolic, esoteric or energetic meaning? Some theories claim that integration of eastern with western esoteric systems such as astrology, were in part responsible for the assignment of the spectrum's correlation with the chakras. In comparing these various traditions we find commonalities as well as conflicting distinctions.  

Astrological Associations

According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology) the first seven planets visible in ancient times (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn) have traditional associations to colors, plus corresponding days of the week, gemstones, metals, activities and other qualities similarly assigned to the seven major chakras. 

Sunday's ruling planet is the Sun; its color is red (or gold & browns in some traditions); gemstones: ruby, red spinel or bloodstone; metal: gold; spiritual activities or pursuits are recommended, Sun salutations, rest & worship... The Sun is the ruler of Leo.

Monday is ruled by the Moon; colors: white, silver, gray; gemstones: pearl, conch, moonstone, opal; metal: silver; nurturing activities, the home, food, moods, emotions… The Moon rules the sign of Cancer.

Tuesday is ruled by Mars; colors: red & orange; gems: red coral, carnelian, bloodstone; metals: iron, brass, bronze; good for athletic activities, competition, action, initiative, starting new projects… Mars rules Aires & Scorpio.

Wednesday is ruled by  Mercury; colors: green, electric blue; gems: emerald, aquamarine, green tourmaline, peridot; metals: mercury, tin; communication, the intellect, commerce, education, reading, writing … Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo.

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter; colors: yellow, gold; gems: yellow sapphire, amber, topaz, citrine; metals: gold, tin; abundance, service, generosity, expansion, business, justice… Jupiter rules Sagittarius & Pisces (as co-ruler before Neptune was discovered)

Friday is ruled by Venus; colors: white, pinks, pale purple/lavender, light blue; gems: diamond, white sapphire; metals; silver, copper; the arts, fashion, creativity, music, dancing, beauty, spas, socializing, romance, love… Venus rules Taurus & Libra

Saturday is ruled by Saturn; colors: black, navy, dark blue; blue sapphire, lapis lazuli, amethyst; metal: lead; nature retreats, the mountains, forest bathing, housework, discipline, hard work, completing tasks… Saturn rules Capricorn & Aquarius (as co-ruler before the discovery of Uranus) 

Both eastern and western astrology systems suggest that using color in clothing or jewelry based on ones zodiac sign (or ruling planets of their natal Sun, Moon or Ascendant) can help one align with their personal planetary energies. For instance, someone born under the sign of Sagittarius, might benefit by wearing yellow or gold, which is associated with Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sagittarius. Another tradition is to dress each day in accordance with the ruling planet of the days of the week: On Sunday, to amplify the Sun's energy, one might wear gold colors; or on Tuesday wear red to align with the energy of Mars, and so on. Interestingly many people do this instinctively. Some suggest one's “power color” corresponds to the day of the week you were born. So someone born on a Friday might feel feel strongest wearing whites to harmonize with their Venus energy. Someone born on a Saturday might feel more powerful in black or dark blue, tapping into the energy of Saturn.

In western astrology, symbolic associations with colors for each zodiac sign are based on a variety of factors: the elements (earth, water, fire, air), polarities (masculine or feminine), qualities (cardinal, fixed, mutable), plus mythological influences of the sign's ruling planet. Due to the qualities of Mars (the masculine God of war), someone having strong Aries, Scorpio or Mars influence in their chart are believed to have a natural preference for reds. Leos like to show off, wearing bold colors of royalty, gold, red or purple. Cancer individuals tend to feel comfortable in soft pastel hues or silvery watery tones like the colors of an abalone shell. Gemini and Aquarius often like bright turquoise and shocking electric blue…  

In terms of the chakras, I've not been able to find consistency for the astrology associations in either eastern or western systems. One major challenge with astrology are the number of potential conflicting influences on an individual (each planet's sign + ruling planets, house rulers, transits, progressions, angles and other aspects of a chart…), that it becomes way too complex to align so many variables with a single system of color. Even narrowing it down to a single general set of associations (such as one planet for each chakra) does not line up. Some texts locate Jupiter at the 2nd chakra, others at the crown. The third chakra is usually assigned the Sun and/or Mars. Some modern systems place the Sun and Moon at the third eye, where *Neptune and/or Jupiter are placed in others. (*Neptune was not yet discovered or known by the ancients.) And then there are the elements and signs to consider, where Venus rules Taurus (an Earth sign), and the heart chakra tattva is a different element (air). For traditional color associations, Saturn's blue and black does not match the red of the first chakra… plus other discrepancies… So as you can see, there's not much consensus to support the astrology-color theory. 

The Light Spectrum Frequency Theory

I feel it's more likely that the rainbow spectrum theory is based on the colors of the light spectrum each having vibratory frequencies similar to the frequencies of the different chakras. These colors also correlate with the energy and emotions associated with the different chakra vortices and functions they control on the physical level.  

Everything in the universe is made of energy and light. We are all created from energy. Full-spectrum light is actually an essential nutrient humans need to stay healthy and balanced, especially for the health of the eyes. Colors and light can have a profound effect on our health and moods, especially in winter, when the days are shorter, and people work or stay indoors under unnatural blue LED or florescent lights, staring at LED computer screens, cellphones, TV or other digital devices. LED lights lack the full red end of the spectrum and over time can cause health imbalances, deficiencies, even blindness. This unnatural light disrupts the health of the pineal gland, needed for hormonal balance and intuition. The severe depressed condition, aka SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), is a result of insufficient exposure to natural full-spectrum sunlight for extended periods.   

The visible spectrum merges from one color to another without any distinctions between where each color begins or ends. With the continuous spectrum, there could be many more colors defined. It was Sir Isaac Newton, who in the 17th century first divided the spectrum into 7 distinct colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) based on their association with the musical scale of notes in a full octave. Later systems proclaimed there to be only 6 true colors (3 primary: red, blue & yellow), and 3 secondary (blends of red+yellow=orange; yellow+blue=green; blue+red=violet…). Indigo was considered to be a tertiary combination of blue+violet. 

According to the science of color, the spectrum of visible light can be measured by electromagnetic frequency as well as wavelengths. Colors at the lower end of the spectrum starting at red and orange vibrate to a lower frequency. The frequency of Red = 400–484 THz; Orange = 484–508;  Yellow = 508–524;  Green = 526–606;  Blue = 606–670;  Indigo = 670–700;  and Violet = 700–789. Wavelengths are the opposite, where red has the longest wavelength of 625–740nm, and Violet the shortest 380–435nm. 

Conversely our chakras also vibrate to similar ranges of frequency, hence the association of colors with the different chakras. These chakra colors also correspond to different energies, emotions, spiritual and mental states, symbolism and the psychology of color. 

Color Psychology & Symbolism

Psychologically color is known to have a powerful impact on behavior, from stimulating appetites, to promoting relaxation, or influencing moods. Pastel blue and turquoise are used in hospitals to create calm to help patients relax and accelerate healing. Gold lights are used to reduce stress. Red is used in restaurants to encourage customers to purchase more food. Pink (aka “passive pink”) has been used to calm hyperactive children. Yellow can promote better memory and attention. Greens imply associations with nature, fresh, wholesome, healthy foods and ecology. Red has long been known to excite and stimulate sexuality. We've all heard of red light districts where sex is sold and exploited. Fashion, advertising and marketing all rely heavily on the influence of color to grab consumers attention, trigger an emotional response, and subliminally seduce them into buying more products.

Below I have listed various associations for colors as they relate to the chakras, along with many universal symbolic qualities from studies of art, color therapy, psychology, plus various cultural and religious traditions. 

Red, the color associated with the base or root chakra, helps to activate vitality and the functions of the root chakra. It's a hot, dynamic, highly stimulating color, bold, rich, vivid, and stands out loudest in nature against the greens of plants or cool blues of water and the sky. Fast cars, hot rods, action, excitement, spicy foods, chili peppers, fire crackers, heat, fire… On the negative side, red symbolizes anger, danger, red flags, war, blood, wounds, red alerts, red code, debt, and a signal to stop. People who wear red tend to be extroverts and like to be noticed. Red can be used to energize or combat lethargy or depression. Red rouses sexual passion and seduction. Different cultures vary in their associations with colors. In China for example, red is the color for good luck, prosperity, success and the color for the south direction, which also represents summer's peak. Red represents the Native American race as russet-skinned people. In most western cultures red is synonymous with the expression of love, red hearts for Valentine's Day, red roses, red lips, kisses.. White added to red creating shades of pink helps to soften its masculine intensity.

Pink & Rose symbolize love, romance, femininity, youthful girly energy, rosy cheeks, friendship, compassion, hope, childhood... 

Hot Pink shades reflect more passion, sensuality, sexuality, fun or joyful play...

Dusty Rose - and muted shades of red soften it's intensity and qualities, leaning towards a more mature spiritual aspect of love.

Crimson, Wine + Maroon - deeper shades of red, containing more Earth element colors connect or ground us to Mother Earth. Darker reds are more sophisticated, not as flashy, and more introverted than a true red bright red.

Orange - for the second chakra, combines the energy of red mixed with yellow. It promotes vitality, strength, sensuality and creativity. Orange represents youthfulness, enthusiasm, freedom, impulsivity, spontaneity, uplifting and emotional expression.

Reddish Orange is a hot, spicy stimulating color that represents sexual desire, fire, passions, pleasure and exuberance.

Peach & Coral are considered softer, lighter shades of orange blended with white, having a more angelic spiritual qualities than vibrant, rich orange hews. Peach implies a sensual fleshy quality, being similar to flesh colored skin. The peach fruit implies sweetness or ripeness. Describing something as “peachy” means “sweet”; “peachy keen” means things are going great.

Saffron - the deep orange color worn by Buddhist monks and Hindu “sanyasis”, represents renunciation, sacrifice and religious abstinence as a life of devotion to their dharma.

Yellow - for the third chakra, symbolizes the light of the sun, joy, happiness, fun, humor, optimistic energy, liveliness, cheerfulness, freshness, hope, honor, enthusiasm and warmth. Is it any wonder that the emoji of a smiling face is yellow? Yellow can be used to boost intellect, memory, confidence and self esteem. Yellow represents the east, the rising Sun, and also the Asian race of people. Negative associations are cowardice, deceit, caution, egoism or sickness. Wearing yellow generally makes one feel and appear sunny, bright and fresh.

Mustard + Golden shades of Yellow - tones down the loud, youthful qualities of bright yellow, being more mature, adding some warm earthy qualities, richness, luxury and elegance. 

Green - for the heart chakra, symbolizes growth, life, love, abundance, supports harmony, relationships, acceptance of others, balance with nature, trees, grass, leaves and the air element. Green is calming, stress reducing, healing, positive, all systems go, give it the green light, money and luck... Green can also have negative associations, such as envy, unfaithfulness, mistrust…

Olive - is a shade of green symbolic of peace, hope, new beginnings, spring, growth, and life.

Lime / Yellow-Green / Chartreuse - blends the optimistic qualities of yellow with the green essence of nature. It's a bright, loud shade, invigorating, often used to stand out in or against the dark (like neon safety vests), sticky notes or things needing to be noticed.  

Pink is also represented at the center of the heart-chakra as a balance to the green energy. (One of the main qualities of the heart chakra is balance and integration between male and female energies and the 3 upper (higher consciousness spiritual chakras) and the 3 lower chakras (that control the lower animal or instinctual self). 

Light Blue - represents the throat chakra and communication. Blue is cool peaceful, soothing, calming, the color of the sky, associated with tranquility, spirituality, loyalty, serenity, purity and healing. Blue can also represent sadness, feeling blue, the blues... 

Turquoise & Teal are often associated with the sea, water, marine life, the tropics, to include different shades of Aqua, Blue-Green and Aquamarine. These shades are uplifting, creative, optimistic, idealistic, relaxed... 

Cyan - Bright or Pale Turquoise also represents the air and/or ether elements, having a higher vibration than deep turquoise. It's refreshing, promotes calm, balance, clarity, cleanliness, individuality and independent thinking...  

Indigo & Royal Blue - for the third eye, represents wisdom, clarity, vision, clairvoyance, intuition, telepathy, thought, the higher mind, truth, trust, honesty, outer space, depth, mystery, idealism, the Akashic records, inner vision, devotion and spiritual divinity. 

People with fire imbalances of the 3rd chakra can use colors from the blue shades to help cool the excess fire energy.  

Violet or Purple - for the crown chakra represents spiritual illumination, mystical experiences, nobility, royalty, luxury, mystery, magic, imagination, dreams, inspiration, artistic qualities, higher consciousness, originality, enlightenment, heaven and rebirth. Lighter shades of violets or purples can have a variety of symbolic meanings. Lavender can indicate healing powers or abilities. Lilac is blissful and inspiring. People who wear purple are often seen as being very creative, highly individual or unconventional. 

Magenta - can be also considered the color of the crown chakra. It represents divine love, pure spirit, love from above. It is sometimes considered equal to Ultraviolet, to represent higher chakras beyond the major seven, particularly the “Soul Star Chakra” located about 12 inches above the head that represents the unknown cosmos, Divine Mother Love, grace, care, unconditional love and compassion. 

White / Clear or Non-Color - for the aura (8th chakra) - like the prism of a clear crystal, white is said to contain all the colors of the spectrum, or a lack of color. White represents purity, innocence, air, freshness, simplicity, minimalism, goodness, positivity, new beginnings, pristine cleanliness, diamonds, reflectivity, innocence, perfection, mental clarity, angels, trust, spirituality, stars, heaven, bright light. White often represents the caucasian race. White represents the north direction, winter, snow, dormancy, cold and ice. In certain Asian customs, white also is a symbol for death, ghosts, mourning or renunciation… Wearing white helps to balance the aura and all the chakras together. If someone has a weak or diminished aura, white can help expand it. 

Black - Is the most maligned of all the colors. It traditionally represents darkness, evil, death, negativity, fear, depression, rebellion, the void, the shadow, black holes, the unknown, depth, things hidden, obscurity, the absence of light, absorption (black absorbs light and white reflects it). On the positive side, black represents power, authority, class, elegance, sophistication, formality, wealth and mystery… In Chinese traditions, black symbolizes the water element and the feminine polarity. Black represents the African race and continent, and in some traditions the directional west. Wearing black can be powerful and protective for some people, but on others it can be contracting and diminish the aura and energy. Usually people having a strong Saturn energy in their astrology can benefit from wearing black. Black is a favorite color to hide flaws or conceal extra weight, as it tends to visually slenderize or diminish the size of the wearer. Black is also sexy but it can make some people appear older which is not always a desired effect.  

Gray - represents neutrality, it combines white and black in different value proportions, each shade having slightly different connotations. Pale grays may be associated with the Moon or clouds, rain, fog, smoke, a lack of clarity, ashes, or stone… Darker shades may be associated with depression, sadness, dark clouds, storms, gloom and doom. Charcoal is dark and mysterious, but less intense than black. Gray is unemotional, cool or icy cold, impartial, indecisive (gray areas), calm, reserved, conservative, stable, practical, sophisticated, also associated with aging, loss of color or health (ashen skin, gray hair)… Wearing gray can make someone blend into the background. If you don't want to be noticed, gray may be an appropriate color to wear. On the other hand, if you feel too much like a wallflower and desire more attention, maybe try wearing red, magenta, yellow or bright warm colors that expand your presence.

Brown - is the color of the Earth, the soil, groundedness, stability, security, comfort. Brown is made by mixing warm and cool colors together that may also include black or white, depending on the shade. As with gray, different color blends and tones have a variety of symbolic meanings. Dark brown can be sad, depressing or oppressive. It can also symbolize the richest dark, fertile soil. Browns with red, copper and terra-cotta tones can be sensual and soothing, grounding us to Mother Earth. Brown can also be considered dirty, muddy, messy or ugly. Browns also reminds us of autumn, when the leaves are turning brown, heading towards winter. 

Beige is considered boring, practical, reliable, conservative, and can also be associated with austerity and renunciation. 

Tan is balancing and supports logical thinking.

Gold represents wealth, riches, brilliance, the Sun, divinity, royalty, radiance, luminosity, halos, treasure, winning, abundance, success, affluence, extravagance, generosity, elegance, feminine energy (Oxum), vanity, jewelry, money, adornment, grandeur, precious metals, finery, timeless value, light, inner wisdom, and enlightenment.

Silver - also symbolizes wealth and riches to a lesser degree than gold. It has common associations with gray, silver haired, aging gracefully, sophistication, glitter, glamor, the Moon, metal, dazzle, silver linings, mirrors, (the feminine Goddess Iyemanja)... but silver can also tarnish and lose its luster…

With each of these colors come many variations, shades, values or blends having infinite possibilities for interpretation… Tertiary colors that fall between the primary and secondary hews (like red-orange, blue-green, yellow-green, or blue-violet…),  can either combine each primary or secondary color's qualities, or have additional meanings or associations. 

Using Color for Stimulation, Balance & Healing

Many modern teachings about the chakras claim that the use of specific colors in ones clothing, environment, jewelry, or devotional objects can help to strengthen, energize or bring balance to chakras that may be weak, blocked or imbalanced. It's uncertain if that is due to the energetic frequency of these objects aligning with the body's chakra frequencies, or if it's more psychological, where seeing the color impacts or stimulates mental associations or emotions related to the colors, or maybe both factors, or another reason altogether. There's so much we really don't know that can't be proven. What we do know is that color plays a significant role in many aspects of our lives and health. 

If we can tap into the healing potential of color it could provide effective solutions for many problems without the risks or costs of many other modaities of therapy. 

For example: someone with sexual inhibitions may have a weak or blocked sex chakra. Wearing red, orange clothing (especially on the pelvic region of the body, such as red underwear, skirts or pants, accessories, like a red sash wrapped around the hips, or jewelry containing specific colored gemstones), or using red-orange spectrum colors in ones bedroom, are believed to be able to help to stimulate sex chakra energy.

For excessive energy imbalances, it is sometimes recommended to use the opposite chakra color or element to help balance that center. Where having an over-stimulated sex chakra might manifest in extreme sexual obsessions or being a “sexaholic”, one might restrict the use of red, and instead wear shades of green (red's opposite color). Soft pink, having white added to soften the powerful red sexual energy, also helps to balance the heart energy to promote more spiritual love and harmony with a partner rather than the raw animal passions stimulated by reds..  

These associations are quite general and may not apply to all individuals. Responses to color are subjective, largely influenced by personal taste, negative or positive memories, cultural or religious conditioning, even ones birth astrology (as mentioned earlier regarding the influence of ones promanent planets to innate color preferences). 

My advice - Have fun with color. Use it to enrich your life. Be observant and become aware of your emotional response to the colors in your environment or wardrobe. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors to discover what works best for you. Be creative and open to change or suggestions from others!

Some Personal Experiences

A few years ago on my birthday I received gifts from a few different friends that were curiously all red - pillows, blankets, clothing and other decorative objects. It seemed odd, but was not a conspiracy. Most of these people didn't even know each other. Although I like red, I find it to be quite intense, usually avoiding it in my home decor, preferring softer earthy shades and watery colors. I had almost zero red in my wardrobe. I asked myself what was going on that all my friends chose that color for me at the same time. Were they subconsciously seeing something in me or my aura that indicated a lack of energy? After wearing and using these items, they did seem to boost my energy and enhance my environment, where I would not have consciously chosen them myself. 

The moral of that story, is that we're always changing. Just as our physical body goes through fluctuations, growth, aging and health conditions, our chakras and needs also transform or evolve over time. We're not static beings, but rather energy in motion. What works today to create balance, may not have the same effect next year or 5 years from now. 

Working with color gets even more interesting when integrating multiple philosophies and modalities that each designate unique references and associations to colors. A few that I've personally explored include: chakras (traditional and modern), energy healing arts, astrology, multi-cultural spiritual traditions such as Native American Medicine Wheel colors of the four directions, mythological forces of nature from the Yoruba and Afro Brazilian Orixa traditions, and Feng Shui, the Chinese art of placement and geomancy. (More on that topic in future posts.) Which leads me to another brief story in my adventures with color. 

I love the beach, and have for years used water imagery and colors in my home that remind me of the ocean. My previous relationships were often wrought with conflict, and after my last breakup I went through a long stretch alone without a love partner. Having studied Feng Shui, I wondered if changing my bedroom could shift my energy to help me attract a better relationship. In one of my Feng Shui books, a “cure” to promote a more harmonious love or marriage, advised removing any reference to water (photos, colors, objects or paintings) from the bedroom. I wasn't sure of the reason, or if I agreed, but thought it couldn't hurt to make a few changes. So I replaced several blue items and pictures of the sea, with warmer colors, fire elements, peach and greens to enhance the heart chakra energy. Shortly after doing that, I found the love of my life. 6 months after living harmoniously together, we were happily married, and remarkably never had a single fight or argument. Coincidence? Perhaps. Or maybe not. Just as it's impossible to measure our chakras, there's no way to prove that making color shifts in our life may or may not be a contributing factor to improved health, happiness, wealth, love or life conditions.

The take-home message I'd like to share here is If some aspect of your life is not going well, there may be simple solutions that can shift the energy if you're open to experimentation and willing to make a change. Using color as a tool for enhancing your health, moods, energy or environment is not only fun and creative, it won't break the bank, and can have many fringe benefits. 

That said, we're all individuals, and not all systems or solutions will apply to everyone. There are subconscious reasons that one may be attracted to certain colors and repulsed by others. If you love a particular color that makes you feel good, then by all means wear it, use it in your environment, despite what others proclaim about it being positive or negative for you or your chakras. Trust your own intuition about what is right or best for you. Have fun with color! And if you choose a color and later decide you don't like it, you can always change your mind.  

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