~ Red gives power to the strong life qualities of courage, self-confidence, security, positive love, and will power. Use red as a sensory stimulant, creating instinctual behavior, getting in touch with primal instincts.
Red is a strong, hot, fiery color that is stimulating and energizing. Red is also the color most commonly associated with heat, activity, passion, sexuality, anger, love and joy. Red energy is used in relation to the physical, self-preservation and survival mode. Red should be use for grounding, security and for courage. Use Red as a sensory stimulant, creating instinctual behavior, getting in touch with primal instincts, family matters, as well as, creating spontaneous and active behavior.
In using red, you are striving for balance. This is the energy you need to help the Chakra to function in accordance with the others. Since red is the color of blood, it has historically been associated with sacrifice, danger and courage.
Red in Healing
Red is the great stimulator. Red invigorates blood and raises blood pressure (if that’s what you need). It invigorates and excites. Use red as a sensory stimulant, creating instinctual behavior, getting in touch with primal instincts. In nature, the red color of blood comes from hemoglobin, the iron-containing protein found in the red blood cells of all vertebrates. Red is associated with dominance and directly correlated with levels of testosterone.
Fire and Sky
The red sky at sunset and sunrise is caused by an optical effect known as Rayleigh scattering, which, when the sun is low or below the horizon, increases the red-wavelength light that reaches the eye and hence the passion. Another reason why couples love a good sunset! The color of autumn leaves is caused by pigments called anthocyanins, which are produced towards the end of summer, when the green chlorophyll is no longer produced. Red is the color most associated with fire and heat!
In China, red is a very auspicious color! Red, corresponding with fire, symbolizes good fortune and joy. Red is found everywhere during Chinese New Year and other holidays and family gatherings. A red envelope is a monetary gift which is given in Chinese society during holiday or special occasions. Red is a traditionally symbolic color of happiness. Red is also, the marriage color in India, and the symbolic color of love and romance, courage and passion in the West.
The Tao of Red
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement to enhance the flow of “vital life energy” or Qi. Practitioners believe that environments can be arranged and decorated in a way that maximizes the flow of Qi, resulting in improvements to health and happiness of those who live in that environment. Red is a fiery, hot and passionate color and popular in the living room, and dining room, as it invigorates conversation, debate and joy. .The Red Room in the White House has served as a parlor, small dining room and music room, in order to ignite the energy gathered there.
The Taste of Red
Food is an important and nourishing way to introduce color in our healing process. Our bodies benefit from the red food group. Red foods are great sources of protein, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene, which increase our vitality. Iron is vital to the body’s formation of red blood cells, which help carry and store oxygen throughout the body. Red foods are especially important to men’s health, as they have been linked to reductions in the risk of prostate cancer. Include red and black foods into your diet.
Getting noticed and asserting oneself. Red is seen as strength and power. It denotes forcefulness and aggression, confidence and feeling self assured. Red is also a color we see as passionate and can also feel like red hot anger. Wearing the color red prepares a person for physical action. Red increases blood pressure and heart rate. If you want to make a statement, get noticed or convey power and acknowledgment, step into a room with red on. See what happens!
A Full Moon in June is considered the Strawberry Moon. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe. they called it the Rose Moon. The relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. A blood moon is a full moon which appears coppery red during a total lunar eclipse. That is because the dispersed light from the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets falls on the face of the moon at mid-eclipse. This is also the month of the Hunter Moon.
Are You Red with Anger?
This expression is considered a feeling of great annoyance or antagonism as the result of some real or supposed grievance. Rage, wrath and anger are all associated with the color red. Seeing red, is not just an expression for angry people, but also a scientific fact. Scientists say that the connection may be linked to our evolution from ancestral hunter-gatherer times to link the color with danger and threats. Red is not recommended if there is already anger or upset, frustration or high blood pressure.
The complement color to red, is green. The remedy for “too much red” in our lives is balanced by adding green in the form of green light, clothes, food or meditation. Green is associated with abundance and giving. It’s strong tie to nature is very important in order to be balanced, peaceful, harmonious Balancing red with green, gives us a sense of equilibrium. It creates a feeling of being centered with a calming repose. This desensitizing of hot and neutral offers a welcomed escape!
Vermilion (sometimes spelled vermillion) is a brilliant red or scarlet pigment originally made from the powdered mineral cinnabar, and is also the name of the resulting color. It was widely used in the art and decoration of Ancient Rome, in the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, in the paintings of the Renaissance and as sindoor in India. In China, the color vermilion was also playing an important role in the national culture. The color was most used in creating Chinese lacquerware, which was exported around the world, giving rise to the term “Chinese red.”
Hindu women use vermilion along the hair parting line known as Sindoor, to signify that they are married. Hindu men often wear vermilion on their forehead during religious ceremonies and festivals.
The Shaolin temple, where the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma is reputed to have established the new sect of Chan Buddhism (Zen Buddhism), is colored a bright tone of vermilion.
In the Bible vermilion is listed as a pigment that was in use for painting buildings during the reign of Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah and is named in the book of the prophet Ezekiel as a pigment used in art that portrayed Chaldean men. (Jeremiah 22:11–14, Ezekiel 23:14-17)
The Vermilion rose is a symbol of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In Han China’s Five Elements cosmology, one of the four symbols of the four directions is a bird called Vermilion Bird, which represents the direction of south. The color red (particularly as exemplified by cinnabar/vermilion) was also symbolically associated with summer, fire, a certain note on the musical scale, a certain day of the calendar year.
Vermilion was also used by painters in the Renaissance as a very vivid and bright red, though it did have the weakness of sometimes turning dark with time. The Florentine artist Cennino Cennini described it in his handbook for artists.
This pigment was made by alchemy, prepared in a retort. The technique for making a synthetic vermilion combined sulfur and mercury and was use in Europe in the 9th century, but the pigment was still expensive. Since it was almost as expensive as gold leaf, it was used only in the most important decoration of illuminated manuscripts, while the less expensive synthetic version, made with red lead, was used for the red letters and symbols in the text.
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The Root Chakra
The Root Chakra gives us the motivation and action needed to make real our empowerment. Without this region being balanced and stable, energies of self empowerment can not be made to manifest without root. This region of energy maintains our physical identity, oriented to self-preservation. Ideally this chakra brings us protections, safety, health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. When this center is balanced, it grounds our ego into reality keeping us focused on the task and allowing the bodies’ energy to rise up through the other centers in order to become an innovative power source
Red As Energy
Red Energy may help when:
*you need courage and self-confidence
*feel tired or indisposed
*have poor blood circulation
*need renewed energy
*strive for motivation & success
*feel a need for protection
*require physical strength
Lessons from Red
From fire engine red to scarlet ,red runs the spectrum from ruby to redwood The tint or shades of red will vary depending how much white or black are mixed into this primary color. By adding one or two of the additional primary colors together with red, you create other variations. The darker the red around us, the more “powerful” we are, while the lighter the red around us, the more warm we feel…
Red helps us set achievable goals, work to realize them, and enjoy our achievements.
Use red to help increase physical strength and motivation!
Offering us a spark of an idea and the need and desire to fulfill it
Empowerment through love of self and the confidence to create it!
Red gives us the essence to resist short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.
Use red to keep you motivated, on the right track and primed for success.
With motivation, we find willpower, with willpower comes success, from success we gain victory!
Red offers us the inertia to move. Herein lies the secret to the power of intensity!
Comes from being familiar, finding balance, letting go of fear and being grounded!
Red brings the action or state of keeping careful watch, better awareness and a more conscious state of mind.
Learning the “gift” of dedication and why it leads to results and success.
This stone has a strong connection to the energies of the earth. Excellent stone to use before meditating as it stimulates the Kundalini fire energy within the Root Chakra. Induces a feeling of relaxation. Helps alleviate problems relating to the stomach and endocrine system. Helps you examine and deal with problems in a calm and safe manner. Helps take the edge off difficult experiences.
Red Banded Agate
This is a stone used for grounding and centering the energies of the Root Chakra. The color for the Root Chakra is red or black and this stone allows for both grounding and power. USe red banded agate to reinforce you with courage. Its bands of microscopic quartz gives it distinct bands of protection and connect us with our physical body. It is used to ground your essence into your physical body.
Aventurine is known as aventurescence. The color of the aventurescence depends on the mineral included in the stone. Goethite inclusions give the stone a reddish glitter or sheen. Red aventurine has the distinction from other aventurine to enhance the Root Chakra energies, therefore, assisting in “rooting us to the earth” and enhancing both our creative spark and the ability to see possibilities before us.
These very unique stone is an aggregate of barite (barium sulfate) crystals and sand whose iron content gives it a reddish hue. Rose rocks appear either as a single rose bloom or as clusters of blooms. The rose rock was selected as the official state rock of Oklahoma in 1968. American Indian legend tells how it provides a strong and delicate connection to the spirit world, and assists one on the path toward the journey and the goal.
Coral is not a crystal but has been used for centuries for its healing properties like shells, pearls and resins. Coral is a blend of calcium and calcite. Coral brings diplomacy and concurrence, quiets emotions, brings peace to inner-self. Facilitates intuition, imagination, visualization, expedite, accelerate the transfer of knowledge. Red coral stimulates the Root Chakra for energy, warmth and fertility.
This stone symbolizes faith, love, devotion and trust. Garnet is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore, garnet is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and balancing out anger that is held in and not expressed. Garnet is a stone of passion and commitment. It is given as a gift of love’s attraction, a gift of estranged love or a gift of quick return.
This stone is a methodical and meticulous worker of practical, down to earth solutions, promoting organizational abilities and courage to assertively tackle a variety of problems. Used for protection, courage, and energy. Red Jasper can be used at the Root Chakra and represents our physical identity and orientation to self. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts.
Ruby is a stone used over the centuries to bring wealth, joy, love, sexual energy and power. This stone is said to warm, energize and instill strength to the physical and emotional heart or Heart Chakra. It is a stone of courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, and success over challenges. Intensifies all our emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love…) Ruby can also amplify positive energy.
Sapphires are known as stone of prophetic wisdom. They have a long standing use in history. It is a stone of strength and gives great will power. Lessens tension and aligns the mental, physical, and spiritual planes. Can be an important stone for people with spiritual confusion or depression, those involved in situations out of their control, and anyone with concentration problems.
Famous for its energy centers or vortex, Sedona has become a magnet for those seeking powerful enlightenment and a spiritual presence. These amazing stones pulse with energy! These “mama rocks”, from the Cathedral Rock Vortex, have a compassionate, nurturing, feminine energy that engulfs you when you work with these stones.
Strawberry Quartz stimulates the Heart Chakra energy, filling ones total being with the feeling of love and with the euphoria of the true loving environment. It stimulates astral body and the psychic system intrinsic in all. It provides a pathway to the source of knowledge which can provide the relevant data concerning the actual reasons one has chosen it.
Red Tiger’s Eye
Red tiger’s eye offers the energy of vibrancy and vitality and of enhancing integrity of self and can be very grounding. It is said to help one have the practicality and willpower to take care of oneself fully. It is a survival stone and can help with the correct use of power for survival when needed. It promotes energies of health to those who wear it.
Color and Aromatherapy
The marriage of color and scent have long had strong associations. Often, when we see a color, we can sense the type of scent that could accompany it. The color of the flower can be a direct correlation with the oils they produce.
But sometimes, the direct association is not obvious and the color can often be found in the hue of the leaves or the tint of the inner workings, we only get a glimpse of. This is the case with red. Here are some of the most popular essential oils associated with red:
~Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Jasmine, Benzoin, Sage, White Camphor, Myrrh, Cabbage Rose, Red Rose, Red Thyme
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Color therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying color to the body. It was a popular method of therapy even in ancient times.
Color can be the catalyst for our healing process. Color encourages the body to work with the color(s) we are most drawn to. You will find yourself drawn to one color more than others. The energy vibration of that color is what you need, at this moment, in order improve and balance your emotional state. Selecting your chosen color by clicking on it…