THE COLOR ORANGE
Symbolizes Vitality with Endurance
Orange is a color of power, it is one of the healing colors as well. It is said to increase the craving for food, and to stimulate enthusiasm and creativity. Orange symbolizes vitality with endurance. People who are drawn to orange are generally quite thoughtful and sincere.
This is the color of Lady Luck, and in the new age world if one is looking to create a change of any kind in one’s life, to burn an orange candle for seven nights.
While red is associated with fiery head, orange is associated with the benign warm of the sun and all it’s glory. It is a dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control that the fiery red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of the color orange, and with that curiosity come exploration of new things.
Add the color orange into your life when you are looking to:
- increase creativity
- liven things up when you feel time dragging
- become more involved in something
- grant some relief when things become quite too serious
Therapeutic uses for the color orange include adding balance and calmness as well as promoting the flow of energy.
Orange Gemstone Properties
Along with the individual metaphysical properties that gemstones carry, they also are the bearers of the color properties. Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red, but are much gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who would benefit from stronger self esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones in your home or place of work to stimulate creativity, mental quickness and the gentle ability to adjust properly to changes.
Wear orange in your clothing choices during times of stress or shock. This can help you balance your emotional state, bring about the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.
Some common orange colored gemstones are amber, carnelian, fire opal, sunstone and orange calcite.
Chakra Associations with Orange
Orange is the color associated with the 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra which is located in the middle of the abdomen. This chakra is associated with the parts of the consciousness concerned with food and sex. It is about the body’s communication to the Being inside, about what the body wants and needs, and what it finds pleasurable. This chakra is also associated with the emotional body, and the person’s willingness to feel their own emotions.
Gemstones associated with this chakra are amber, carnelian, malachite, tiger’s eye and topaz. Although these stone are not all orange, they are significant to the Sacral Chakra.