Chakra and Colour meanings
Here is a simplified version of the aura colour meanings I use.
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The brown energy of the Base Chakra is an earthy energy that flows down through the legs and feet to anchor into the earth. This provides us with grounding. Grounding anchors us into material reality and the physical body, providing us with a sense of ‘home’, security, support and stability. Some people associate brown with a chakra that sits under the feet, called the Earth Chakra. I simply see this as an extension of the Base Chakra.
Patient, cautious, stable, resourceful, conservative, enduring, safe, practical.
Fearful, unadventurous, materialistic, stubborn, closed minded, over cautious.
Vague, impractical, dreamy, unfocused, rushing ahead or procrastinating.
Red Base Chakra energy flames upwards through the chakra system to empower and activate the aura, rather than anchoring it down. This imagery is associated with the idea of kundalindi energy; a fiery, sexual, snake-like energy stored at the base of the spine. Compared with the cautiousness of earthy brown energy, red fire energy is daring and warrior-like with strong survival-of-the-fittest instincts.
Decisive, active, passionate, assertive, strong, independent, powerful, bold.
Impatient, competitive, aggressive, impulsive, ambitious, power hungry.
Too 'nice', overly apologetic, depressed, exhausted, hesitant, dependant.
The Orange Sacral Chakra or 'Belly-Chakra' as I sometimes call it, is positioned in the belly below the belly button. Associated with the hips, pelvis, lower back, knees, belly and reproductive organs, the Sacral Chakra governs childbirth, reproduction and sexual pleasure. Unlike the earth and fire connotations associated with the Base Chakra, the Belly Chakra is more fluid, with a liquid warmth that flows like water. I often imagine orange sunset reflected on water to get the feel for this chakra.
Adaptable, flexible, playful, creative, adventurous, spontaneous, warm.
Indulgent, lazy, mischievous, lacking direction, commitment phobic.
Over serious, rigid, strict, disapproving, martyred, resentful, self denying.
The Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra sits higher in the abdomen, above the belly button in the space where the lower ribs flare open. The Yellow sunlight energy of this chakra is associated with the mind or intellect, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards life. How well we ‘digest’ an idea or experience determines the health of this chakra. Any stress caused by difficulty processing an experience will negatively impact the body systems associated with this chakra, namely the nervous system and upper digestive organs such as the stomach and liver.
Inspired, original, confident, positive, extroverted, dazzling, happy.
Ruminative, anxious, overly analytical and intellectual, egotistical.
Low self esteem, low confidence, insecurity, timidity, shame.
Green represents the Heart Chakra’s instinctual love for harmony, healing and nature. This colour always makes me think of the calming influence of nature. My favourite green images are of beautiful forest glades with dappled light coming through the trees. I love the quiet and the sense of interconnectedness I feel when I'm with nature.
Peaceful, calm, self sufficient, generous, connected with nature, healing.
Martyred, guilty, self sacrificing, burned out, enmeshed with others.
Jealous, resentful, antisocial, miserly, mean, untrusting, manipulative, cold.
Pink helps us explore issues to do with love, gentleness and vulnerability. Pink is particularly useful for opening our heart so we can more easily give and receive love. This takes courage because we risk being emotionally hurt in the process. The softness and beauty of pink flower petals is the image I usually focus on to help me tune into this chakra colour.
Gentle, sweet, soft, open, loving, vulnerable, interdependent, compassionate.
Naïve, overly sweet, hopeless romantic, too nice, too emotionally vulnerable.
Tough, strong, independent, warrior-like, emotionally closed, invulnerable.
The Throat Chakra is a light blue or turquoise colour. Positioned in the throat, this chakra governs communication and self-expression and is linked to the functioning of the throat, neck, ears and respiratory system. I associate this chakra with air, wind and sky, partly because sound travels through air and the respiratory system is all about breath. I also use beautiful sounds from nature when I work with this chakra, such as the sound of bird song and flowing water.
Sensitive, just, honest, observant, objective, creative, artistic, expressive.
Opinionated, judgemental, cold, sharp, hard, blunt, self righteous, distant.
Mute, not expressing feelings and opinions, timidity, blocked creativity.
Most sources associate the Brow Chakra or Third Eye, as it is otherwise known, with the indigo blue ray of the rainbow. Indigo blue is a deep purplish blue. Personally, I tend to see images of the universe when I look at this chakra, painting me a mental scene of dark blue filled swirling purple galaxies and the twinkle of silver stars. This chakra is positioned on the forehead, between the eyebrows, or slightly higher and is linked to either the pituitary gland, the eyes, forehead and sinuses.
Mystical, psychic, facing fears, looking deep into oneself, seeing light in darkness.
Secretive, ungrounded, traumatised, haunted by fears, bad memories, nightmares.
Unimaginative, judging a book by its cover, closed minded, literal thinker.
The Crown Chakra is usually depicted in purple or white with a lotus flower being its traditional symbol. Many people call refer to this purple-white mix as violet. Situated on the top of the head, this chakra is associated with spiritual enlightenment and our connection with spirit. Physically, the Crown Chakra is associated with the brain and the pineal gland.
Spiritual, having faith, connected with and trusting in a higher power.
Ungrounded, unstable, blind faith, spiritual crisis and emergencies.
Cynical, jaded, martyred, arrogant, lacking faith, burdened, controlling.
Grey drains colour from the aura, rather than adding to it. This muting of colour can be positive because it tones down excessive extroversion and energy output. But in many instances, it can indeed be considered negative because it robs the aura of life and vibrancy.
Realistic, introspective, reflective, humble, quiet, hardened, disciplined.
Depressed, pessimistic, hardened, drained, exhausted, unfeeling, cruel.
Extroverted, optimistic, energetic, expressive, vibrant, colourful.