The Spiritual Meanings of Different Colors
Astrology is an ancient study that uses positions of the sun, moon, stars and planets to predict a person’s personality and future. Often confused with “astronomy,” which is a study of the universe, astrology is the study of the how the universe affects humans. Astrology is based on the positions of the planets specific to the day you were born. Sometimes astrology is described as a pseudoscience because its’ discovery was not based on scientific methods.
Supporters of astrology believe in a spiritual sense each life can find purpose through study of the stars. Many believe that assistance and consultation in a persons’ daily life using stars, planets, the Earth’s moon and sun. Astrologers use the constellations we call the zodiac, for twelve astrological signs:
2. Taurus the Bull
3. Gemini the Twins
4. Cancer the Crab
5. Leo thee Lion
6. Virgo the Virgin
7. Libra the Balanced Scales
8. Scorpio the Scorpion
9. Sagittarius the Archer
10. Capricorn the Goat
11. Aquarius the Water Bearer
12. Pisces the Fish
Beginning with Aries on March 21 and ending with Pisces on March 20, the twelve constellation names determine your zodiac sign by your date of birth. Astrologists and those who follow astrology believe that a person’s zodiac sign indicates that person’s destiny and personality. The constellations and zodiac calendar are also spiritually related to colors.
Colors indicate very different meanings. Choice of astrological colors can lead you to achieve success within yourself and in the way others see you. Using the same astrological calendar listed above, Aries through Pisces, the following is a brief explanation of zodiac colors, and planet affiliation spiritually related to each sign of the zodiac.
Aries is represented by The Ram constellation. Anyone born between March 21 and April 19 is an Aries on the zodiac calendar. All shades of red are colors that symbolize those people born under this sign. Red is often linked with displays of aggression, power, force and energy. The brighter shade of red, the more intense the passion. People born under the sign of Aries are typically domineering, strong and powerful, which is equally indicated by the shade of red. Wearing red shows a sense of confidence. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars and this planet represents desire, energy, and action.
Birthdays between April 20 and May 20 are under the zodiac sign of Taurus which connects with the Bull constellation. All blues, yellows, and deep greens describe the astrological colors of Taurus. Blue is associated with nature, specifically the sea and sky. The color blue is a calming color.
Taurus would be born between the dates of April 20 and May 20. These individuals are generally stabile, trustworthy, loyal, and wise. Colors representing Taurus also include color green (also an earth color). Green signifies the beginning of spring with characteristics include growth, health, and adventure. Pastel yellows for Taurus indicates softness and peace; affection and charm.
The sign of Gemini is attributed to people born between May 21 and June 20. The main color of Gemini is yellow, with orange being a secondary shade. These two colors and the Gemini zodiac sign are charming, and life can be more beautiful and interesting when they are around, as long as they don’t get bored.
The color yellow for the Gemini indicates energy, happiness and sunshine. Geminis’ are typically active and have good communication skills. However, studies show that overusing yellow may also create stress, so Gemini’s should limit use of this color. Another representative color for Gemini is orange. Orange is a mixed blend of aggressive red and bright yellow. The color orange indicates sociability and intelligence. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which makes them very good at multi-tasking; often at their best when doing two things at once.
Next in our list of twelve zodiac signs is Cancer represented by The Crab constellation. The person born between June 21 and July 20 is generally very patient. Moods, both negative and positive are felt by cancer-born individuals to the fullest. These moods would include joy and sorrow; compassion and sadness. A Cancer is typically a giving and nurturing person. The best colors for Cancer are pale colors, such as violet and sea green.
Sea green violet are the color choices for Cancer-born people. The color violet usually represents devotion, peace, high-ideals and spirituality. The color violet also enhances nurturing qualities. Sea Green in Cancer influence the good-natured individual. Violet and sea green are affiliated with the planet Uranus and the Earth’s Moon.
Leo is the fifth sign in the zodiac and is represented by the zodiac constellation the Lion. Leos are born between July 21 and August 22. A Leo, like a lion is courageous, confident and independent. Also in similarity to a lion, Leos are thought to represent royalty. They are sometimes overbearing and vain, but also smart. The colors attributed to Leo are purple, yellow and orange.
Rich orange is thought of as a pleasant and positive color that reflects a balance of determination, strength and energy. Purple, often seen as the color of royalty, is a combination of red and blue, which indicates force (for red) and stability (for energy). Purple is often connected with luxury, power and ambition. Yellow, for Leos is indicative of the Earth’s brightest star, the Sun. The color yellow for Leos’ brings about clarity and creativity. It enhances communication and confidence.
Virgo is affiliated with Mercury and the Earth’s Moon. Virgos are born between August 23 and September 22. Colors of Virgo are deep browns and greens, natural shades linked with Mother Earth. White and grey are also colors that represent Virgo. The constellation group associated with the Virgo zodiac sign is the Virgin. Earth signs indicate individuals that are practical and secure.
White is the color of peace, purity, innocence and cleansing. Grey is a combination of white and black, the color of control and rationalism. Because Virgo is an earth sign, shades of browns, greens, beiges and tans are good colors for Virgos. Virgo is the least colorful sign in the zodiac, but apparently they are wholesome and pure in spirit.
The zodiac sign for Libra is represented in the constellation of “Balanced Scales”. The scales are the only image in the zodiac that is not symbolized by a person or animal. Libra’s tend to be charming, romantic, and diplomatic. They may also be self-indulgent and uncertain. In general, Libra-born individuals like sharing and gentleness, and don’t like violence and injustice. Birthdates for Libras range between September 23 and October 23,
Librans are known for their analytical abilities. They can weigh and balance decisions better than any of the other eleven zodiac signs are able to do. The primary colors for Librans are gentle blue or green shades. Soft blues are thought to heal the mind and bring relaxation and peace. Pale green is thought to accomplish the main goal of Librans, which is keeping the mind, body and soul in perfect balance.
The true generic trait for Scorpios is intensity. They feel great love, desire, and sensitivity. Scorpios are perceptive, clever and resourceful. They are very powerful and focused. Scorpios can be jealous, stubborn and determined to succeed. They can also be very vengeful. Scorpio is associated with the planet Saturn, and birthdays between October 24 and November 21.
Scorpio likes to know everything. Colors associated with Scorpio are Dark Red and Black. Dark red is erotic and stirs up passion, power, and erotic instincts. In contrast to the red in the zodiac sign Aries, the darker red of Scorpio is more secret, less open and more emotional. Black for Scorpio means mystery, power and elegance. Black gives Scorpios the feeling of strength and authority.
Traits of a Sagittarius are: good natured, fun, sociable, spiritual and impatient. Purple is the perfect mix of blue for stability and red that represents power, wealth, and luxury. For Sagittarius, purple is the color of creativity, independence, and magic. Ultramarine blue is considered to be Sagittarius’ spiritual color as it represents open spaces, imagination, sensitivity, and inspiration. Sagittarius is always curious. People born between November 22 and December 21 are born under this zodiac sign, named “The Archer”. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter.
A typical Capricorn does not like surprises, disorder, new ideas, or public embarrassment. Capricorn-born individuals are usually interested in tradition and the welfare of the community. Capricorn is displayed in the zodiac as the constellation The Goat. Those born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) may become too ambitious regarding wealth.
Colors of Capricorn tend to be brown-black, hard colors of reality, stability, and principles. Black is the color of isolation, judgment, and death. Black does not reflect light and indicates feelings of seriousness, pessimism, and darkness. The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn.
An individual born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius is usually open-minded, peaceful and friendly. They often break away from the present in order to contemplate their future. As the Water Bearer, Aquarius associates with the colors of ocean and sky. These would be primarily light blues and greens. Bold colors could throw off the sensitive balance of the Aquarian-born individual.
Soft greens and blues are calming and peaceful. Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, with birthdays between January 20 and February 19. Generally, Aquarius spends more time detached from the present. Even when surrounded by close friends, Aquarians may be lonely. Because they are able to detach from the present and get absorbed in the future, they may be misread as uncaring and distant.
The zodiac sign Pisces is related to the constellation of two fishes, and ruled by the planet Neptune. Pisces represent constructive personality traits such as honest, and generous. On the other hand they can be paranoid with a tendency to exaggerate. Pisces is the twelfth and last sign on the zodiac calendar. The best colors for a Pisces-born individual are soft greens, such as aquamarine, mauve, lilac and light shades of blue. Pisces typically cares more for ideals and aspirations, and less for making money. Pisces are not known to be competitive, but instead enjoy their dreams. The zodiac Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune.
Color has a significant and spiritual place in our lives. We view things differently based on color. Paint a room in a lighter color it looks larger, while darker colors make the same room look small. The spiritual meaning of different colors is seen through the twelve signs of the zodiac. Each zodiac sign has positives and negatives. Color speaks to our souls in a way that spiritually and subconsciously affects our emotions and general outlook on life.