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THE COLOR BLUE


Symbolizes youth, spirituality, truth and peace

The Power of the color Blue from Shimmerlings

Blue is the coolest color in the color spectrum; it is the color of the sky, the ocean, sleep and twilight.  Ancient Egyptians used the blue gemstone Lapis Lazuli as a representation of heaven. Blue is also used to symbolize the Virgin Mary.

The right shade of pure blue is the color of spirituality, of inspiration and sincerity.  It is a calming color which makes is a wonderful choice in the home, especially for babies.  Blue is such a calming and soothing color, it is often the choice for sleepwear.

Add some blue into your life when you are looking to:

  • create relaxation and calm to counteract chaos or agitation
  • open the flow of communication between anyone
  • broaden your perspective when learning new information
  • create solitude and peace in your surroundings

Blue will give you a feeling of distance, as it is the color that artists use to show perspective.  It is also contains a cool vibration that is helpful with all forms of communication.  When the vibration of blue can be used to open blocked energy flow, encouraging relaxation and peace.
Therapeutic uses for blue include activating the digestive system and circulation of fluids in the body, it calms, relaxes and combats anxiety and discouragement, which is quite beneficial on a whole.

The Enlightening Cultural Importance of Blue

  • In China blue indicates immortality
  • In Iraq blue is used as the color of mourning
  • Worn by Pharaohs in Egypt, blue was thought to ward off evil
  • Carried in many manners in Greece it was also considered to ward off evil
  • In Hindu, blue symbolizes the Lord Krishna
  • In Christianity, blue is a holy color symbolizing Jesus and the Virgin Mary
  • Most often blue is the color to indicate a baby boy, but in Belgium blue is for baby girls.

Blue Gemstone Properties


In addition to their own metaphysical properties, blue gemstones also carry with them the color properties.  A true blue represents faithfulness, loyalty, openness, light blue freedom, and dark blue responsibility and respect for others.

Wear blue in jewelry or clothing freely as it is a wonderful color that compliments almost anything.  Darker blues for a stable, calm feeling, lighter blues for freedom and inspiration.  Any and all shades of blue will help generate good communication whether it is with yourself or others. Try using blue notes when you are in need of help remember a speech or other communicative information.

Some of the more common gemstones that reside in the blue shades include lapis lazuli, sodaliteiolitesapphireazuritekyanitechalcedony, and dumortierite. As well, other stones in this area are turquoiseaquamarine, and blue topaz.

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Properties

Lapis Lazuli

Kyanite Gemstone Properties

Kyanite

Sodalite Gemstone Properties

Sodalite

Azurite Gemstone Properties

Azurite

Dumortierite Gemstone Properties

Dumortierite

Celestite Gemstone Properties

Celestite

Sapphire Gemstone Properties

Sapphire

Chalcedony Gemstone Properties

Chalcedony

Angelite Gemstone Properties

Angelite

Iolite Gemstone Properties

Iolite

Pietersite Gemstone Properties

Pietersite

Chrysocolla Gemstone Properties

Chrysocolla

Chakra Association with Blue


Blue is the color associated with the 5th, Throat Chakra which lies directly at the base of the throat and provides energy to the thyroid gland.  When energy flows freely through the throat chakra one will be more open to new experiences.  Such individuals will be more able to express themselves fully and stand up for their beliefs.

Some gemstones associated with the Throat Chakra are aquamarine,chalcedony, turquoise, angelite, kyanite, opal, pearl, and  blue topaz.

Although not all of these stones are strictly blue, they have special association to the 5th, Throat Chakra.

Aquamarine Gemstone Properties

Aquamarine

Chalcedony Gemstone Properties

Chalcedony

Angelite Gemstone Properties

Angelilte

Turquoise Gemstone Properties

Turquoise

Opal Gemstone Properties

Opal

Pearl Gemstone Properties

Pearl


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