Secrets of Color: Green

1 Source: Jakob Owens

SECRETS OF COLOR: THE POWER OF GREEN

Our fourth color in the spectrum is green, and it stands in the center of the scale of seven. It is the meeting-ground between the thermal or heating and expanding colors of red, orange and yellow; and the electrical, contracting, cooling colors of blue, indigo, and violet. Green gives stability, endurance, and quietude. We are allowed much of it to look at the color in nature and to partake of as nourishment. Its action is to cool the blood and animate the nerves.

It belongs to the planet Saturn, whose metal is lead. Saturn rules the spleen which makes the white corpuscles of the blood. These harmonize the building and destroying going on in the human organism. So people with the luminous green of Saturn in their auras are the harmonizers and pacifiers of the world. They stand for social stability. If the green is dark and crude it tells that its owner, so concerned with the affairs of others, has become ‘green with envy’.

Green belongs to the fourth of the musical scale, F, whose melodies, usually in a minor key, sing of the melancholy—always associated with Saturn. Its stone is the emerald, which bestows peace of mind. Therefore whether through lights, colored glass or herbs— green gives a steadying and quieting influence. The green flag and lamp represent safety and speak of the guardianship of those in authority.

Healing Attributes:

Green stimulates the growth of the bones and muscles. It releases tension and is emotionally soothing. It is calming and promotes peace and restfulness. Green is a natural tonic. Illnesses that respond well to green include: asthma, backache, colic, hay fever, headaches, head colds, heart conditions, high blood pressure, laryngitis, malaria, neuralgia, piles, typhoid, ulcers, and venereal diseases.

As Your Favorite Color:

If green is your favorite color you are even-tempered, compassionate, tolerant, supportive, and easy to get along with. You enjoy helping others and may seek a career in a field that enables you to do this full time. You are both a humanitarian and a natural healer. You have a good mind and enjoy taking care of details. You are stubborn when necessary, but prefer to avoid arguments.

Support for Daily Living:

Green is a restful color that eliminates tension, anger, impatience, and emotional problems. It creates stability, clear thinking, and the ability to understand the views of others. It is calming, healing, restful, and supportive. You should wear green when you feel hemmed in, restricted, have a sense of loss, or are suffering from emotional stress.

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Flower:

A green flower symbolizes hope, anticipation, and growth.

Hidden Desires:

A desire for constructive, detailed work.

Goal Pursuits:

Green is the perfect color for healing and financial increase. It also eases difficult situations and helps to provide persistence and staying power.

Stone Healing: Heart Chakra {Anahata}

  • Aventurine – Aventurine is a stone of prosperity. It reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. Promotes compassion and empathy. Encourages perseverance. Aventurine relieves stammers and severe neuroses. It stabilizes one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity. Aids in seeing alternatives and possibilities. Calms anger and irritation. Promotes feelings of well-being. Aventurine balances male-female energy. It encourages regeneration of the heart. Protects against environmental pollution. Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer. It neutralizes all sources of electromagnetic pollution, blocking out emanations from computers, television and other electronic equipment. Green Aventurine settles nausea and dissolves negative emotions and thoughts. It brings well-being and emotional calm. A good all-round healer.

  • Emerald – Known as the “stone of successful love”. It brings loyalty and provides for domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. Keeps partnerships in balance and can signal unfaithfulness if it changes color. Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart. It ensures physical, emotional and mental equilibrium, bringing harmony to all areas of one’s life. Focusing intention and raising consciousness, it brings in positive actions, eliminating negativity and enhancing the ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Emerald enhances psychic abilities, opens clairvoyance, and stimulates the use of greater mental capacity. It helps bring awareness of the unknown to conscious recognition, imparting reason and wisdom. Emerald assists in inciting activity and focus on one’s actions. It strengthens memory and imparts clarity of thought. It inspires a deep inner knowing, promoting truth and discernment. 

  • Jade – A symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are.

  • Malachite – Absorbs negative energies and pollutants by picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution. Malachite clears and activates the chakras. It also attunes to spiritual guidance. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Encourages risk-taking and change breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings. Malachite releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others. It alleviates mental disturbances and combats dyslexia. Enables you to absorb and process information. Releases negative experiences and old traumas. Stimulates dreams.

  • Peridot – A powerful cleanser. It releases and neutralizes toxins on all levels. Alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite, bitterness, irritation, hatred, and greed. Reduces stress, anger, and guilt. Peridot opens our hearts to joy and new relationships. It enhances confidence and assertion, motivating growth and change. Sharpens and opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Banishes lethargy, apathy, and exhaustion. Peridot enables you to take responsibility for your own life. Peridot strengthens the immune system, metabolism and benefits the skin.

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– April McMillan

April McMillan is a fine art photographer from Bronx, New York. She took an interest in metaphysics and holistic practices through her self-discovery. Check her out at AprilMcMillan.com and anja-aahku.tumblr.com  

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