The Meaning of the Color RED
1st chakra - The Muladhara - Base, Root Chakra
Grounding and Survival - Base of the Spine
Color - Red and Black
Element - Earth Physical identity: Oriented to self-preservation
Aligned with the planets Pluto and Mars
The color Red is the color of physical energy, passion, courage, power, will, and desire. The Root Chakra is stable and grounding.
Red is powerfully linked to our most primitive physical and emotional needs of survival and self preservation
Red symbolizes energy, action, confidence, courage, and change. The color red brings passion and strength to your relationships, your life and your work.
RED Spiritually Effects: stability, security, grounding, courage, action, physical and emotional survival.
RED Physically Effects: the adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, back, hips, legs and feet. If your immune system is slow-moving, red will give it a kick-start. Red increases fertility in both men and women. Not surprisingly, red helps menstrual problems, blood and the circulation, stop bleeding, heals rashes and wounds.
The 1st Chakra is known as the Root or Base Chakra which exhibits the qualities of physical energy and vitality.
When this Chakra is blocked:
We experience: Lack of energy and vitality, depression, anxiety , fear, anger and frustration .
Qualities are - grounded, centered, belonging, pride, fully alive, able to trust, independent, determined, trusts in self and others, secure, patient, constant, ambitious, passion, commitment, energizing, mobilizing, warming.
As a general rule, red stones offer protection, courage, vitality, stamina, and energy.
Red Stones: Ruby, Carnelian, Cuprite, Garnet, Red Jade, Moonstone, Red Jasper, Calcite, Red Sardonyx
Keywords for RED Stones are: passion, determined, assertive, daring, energetic, energy, action, devotion, enthusiasm, impulsive, courage, protection, power, spontaneity, warmth, heat, blood, fire, love, excitement and aggression.
Essential Oils & Flowers - musk, vetiver, basil, and all root oils.
Foods that fuel and foster the Root Chakra are root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, parsnips, radishes, beets, and protein rich foods such as meat, eggs, beans, peanut butter, tofu and soy products, and hot spices such cayenne, and pepper, horseradish, hot paprika, and chives.
Too Much Red
Too much red and we tend to lose our temper quickly, become agitated, angry, overbearing, demanding, un-nerving, oppressive or even violent. May also be greedy, egotistical, domineering, bossy, addicted to wealth, high strung, hyperactive, addicted to self, dishonest, cunning.
The compliment of Red is Green, so if you need to tone down you raging passions, have a problem with temper or anger, or have trouble getting a hold of your emotions, add green to your surroundings.
Not Enough Red
Too little red and we become fearful, lethargic, cautious, whiny and manipulative. We can't reach our goals, lack self confidence, feel unloved, not grounded suicidal, weak willed, feel sexually inadequate, frustrated, alienated, separate, overly cautious, power conscious, possessive, needing outside approval, craving excitement. If your tired or feel exhausted, introduce more red into your world.
Energy levels are instantly heightened.
When you have a job that must get done, when you need a lot of energy, when you need or want to feel confident and in control, and when you want to feel sexy and desirable.
The most effective way to add the power of red or correct a balance in the 1st Chakra is thru adding natural red crystals and gemstones to your everyday wardrobe so they are close to you for several hours at a time and touching your skin, (the pulse points: ears, wrists, ankles, and neckline) and thus effecting your aura and Root Chakra.
This is much more effective than carrying stones in your purse or pocket, or placing them in your environment. For direct healing, the jewellery can be placed on the Root Chakra itself.
Red is the color of prosperity, joy, passion and fire. It is also the color of blood, linking it strongly with life and vitality. Red crystal jewelry and red bracelets carry the essence of life, passion and lust. Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promoting courage, power and vitality. Place red gemstones around your home or office and wear red healing jewelry when you want to stimulate vitality and life-force energy.
A few of our favorite Red Gemstones for red jewelry are red coral, carnelian, garnet, red jasper and bloodstone. Garnet stones have deep roots in many ancient civilizations, legend saying that it provided the only light on Noah’s ark. In the Middle Ages, many people wore red garnet crystal jewelry to enhance faith and love commitments. Today, red bracelets made with Garnet are worn to enhance health, passion and energy. They activate and balance the root chakra to help you feel more grounded and energized so that you can achieve your dreams. Red jewelry made from Garnet also helps you to feel more secure and safe to alleviate feelings of fear and worry. Wearing red crystal jewelry made from Red Jasper brings motivation by stimulating your physical energy. These red crystals help you to get up and chase after your dreams, connecting you to the energy of the earth.
Three Chinese Coins tied with red string is a very powerful ancient Feng Shui solution for good fortune and luck. Our red healing necklace, the Good Fortune Necklace, captures this powerful and auspicious element, combining it with the prosperous energy of Green Jade. As one of our original Energy Muse pieces, this piece of red crystal jewelry is perfect for everyday wear—as it is just pure simplicity. This auspicious combination is sure to bring you prosperity, wealth and new opportunities.