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Blue – The Correspondences

Vermeer’s blues are silent, but they touch your soul.
~Jonathan Jones

Foods and supplements that work in a blue way:

Blue is a natural appetite suppressant, and one of the least appetizing colors for food. Many people report being actually repulsed by blue food. This may be an evolved instinct because many toxic plants and fruits have a blue color. Sometimes blue food is embraced as a token of the avant-garde and truly adventurous as in the case of the recent fad for blue potatoes.

There are very few foods that are blue in color, however some foods work in a “blue” way, and are useful when the voice, glands and organs of the neck, and communication skills need help.

  • Blue foods are mainly various types of berries, but also include seaweed and some white fish.
  • Blueberries, kelp, seaweed products, asparagus.
  • Iodine.
  • Blue is associated with chamomile, often used as a bedtime tea.

Essential oils:

Blue is linked to tea tree oil and is useful for sensitive skin or reducing skin problems. Other essential oils include:

  • Sweet pea
  • Lilac
  • Myrrh

Blue crystals and stones:

Blue gemstones are believed to aid in creating calm and relaxation in crisis situations or chaotic situations, to open the flow of communication between loved ones, to feel genuinely inspired, and to gain the courage to speak from the heart. Blue gemstones promote peace and are used to calm ragged emotions. They are used to provide relief to people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares.

  • Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz.
  • Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power, as is Moonstone.
  • Aquamarine stimulates healing improves confidence and the ability to stand fast, helps the flow of communication, stimulates the intellect and stabilizes the emotions.
  • Turquoise is supportive and protective. It is used a talisman of strength and protection to protect against accidents. . A powerful healing stone for emotional, mental and physical problems.
  • Blue lace agate soothes and calms, speeds thought processes, helps one to reach high spiritual awareness and has an inspirational effect.
  • Celestite is great for dream work, lifts mood, helps throat problems and with spiritual communication.
  • Sapphire relaxes and improves the mind balances all aspects of self.  It promotes calm, peace and detachment
  • Lapis Lazuli is also listed an indigo stones. A powerful stone, releases stresses, enabling experience of deeper peace, stimulates the mind and higher understanding.

Symbolism of the Color Blue:

  • Truth and the intellect
  • Wisdom
  • Loyalty
  • Chastity
  • Peace
  • Piety and contemplation
  • Spirituality
  • Eternity

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

 

Foods That Are Turquoise

I found almost nothing in the way of foods that are naturally a turquoise color. This is what I did find:

Lingcods are sometimes found with amazing, edible blue flesh. A bile pigment called biliverdin seems to be the cause, but exactly how it gets into the flesh of the fish remains a mystery. Cooking destroys the color, but if you are wanting to eat a turquoise colored food, this seems like a possible choice.

There is also a chicken that lays blue or turquoise eggs. It’s called an Araucana. Here’s a picture of the eggs, and yes, they are real. When you crack them open, they look like any other egg.

Here’s a picture of the breed of chicken that lays these eggs:

 

Violet – The Correspondences

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Foods that work in a violet way:

There are very few foods that are a violet color, however some foods work in a “violet” way. Violet foods have a remarkable effect on the workings of the mind.
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Plums
  • Purple cabbage
  • Grapes
  • Eggplant
  • Purple berries

Herbs that work in a violet way:

  • Purple basil – a sacred herb of meditation
  • St John’s wort
  • Potassium
  • Peyote

Violet essential oils:

  • Carnation
  • Clove

Violet crystals and stones:

Violet gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with higher self, and to increase imagination and inspiration.
  • Amethyst
  • Flourite
  • Iolite
 Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Green – The Correspondences

…and his eyes were so green they could turn carbon dioxide into oxygen.
~Rainbow Rowell

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Foods that work in a green way:

  • Food that is green, or works in a green way, tends to be rich in vitamins and nutrients.
  • Eating foods in their natural season, or where possible, foods grown locally, allow the body to settle into the rhythms and patterns of our immediate surroundings.
  • Apples, pears, avocados, green grapes, limes, kiwi fruit, cabbage, broccoli, kale, sprouts, green beans, peas, leeks spinach, herbs.

Green Essential Oils:

  •  Mint
  • Ginger
  • Sage

Green Crystals and Stones:

  • Emerald
  • Peridot
  • Jade
  • Adventurine
  • Malachite
  • Moss agate
  • Amazonite

Green gemstones are used to attract money, prosperity and wealth. They are balancing stones that promote growth and fertility. Carry, wear or place green gemstones around your home or office to promote balance, change and growth.

Symbolic Meanings of Green:

  • New life
  • Resurrection
  • Hope
  • The sea
  • Fertility and regeneration
  • Recycling
  • Environmental awareness
  • A lucky color
  • An unlucky color

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Yellow – The Correspondences

How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.
~Vincent Van Gogh

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Foods that work in a yellow way:

  • Eating outside in natural sunlight improves digestion and gives a feeling of well being.
  • Fish oils and foods that are high in omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Lemon, bananas, grapefruit, eggs, honey, peppers, pumpkins, pineapples, bananas, grains such as corn, wheat, rice, rye

Vitamins and supplements that work in a yellow way:

  • Vitamins A, B, D, and E
  • Sodium and potassium, iodine, chromium, molybdenium.

Yellow essential oils:

  • Lemon
  • Lemon grass
  • Lemon Verbena

Yellow crystals and stones:

  • Topaz
  • Beryl
  • Citrine
  • Amber
  • Tiger Eye
  • Iron Pyrite

Carry or wear yellow gemstones to promote the ability to express yourself. They are excellent stones for writers and public speakers to increase eloquence. The yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness. They are used to enhance decision making skills.

Symbolic meanings of the color yellow:

  • The sun
  • Power
  • Authority
  • The intellect and intuition
  • Goodness
  • Light
  • Life
  • Truth
  • Immortality
  • Endurance,
  • The Empire and fertility (in China)
  • Cowardice
  • Treachery.

Orange – The Correspondences

“I feel a little dizzy,” said Orion. “But also wonderfully elated. I feel that I am on the verge of finding a rhyme for the word orange.”
~The Atlantis Complex
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Foods that work in an orange way:

  • Lack of orange, and orange energy foods can be evident in physical constipation, stiffness in muscles and joints, and stagnation in other areas of life such as “writer’s or artist’s block.”
  • Orange foods help with release of toxins and stress from the body by encouraging the system to become more efficient in the natural. This aids relaxation and release of stress as the body lets go of unwanted and waste products.
  • Orange foods contain key nutrients that support and maintain the reproductive systems. These foods can also aid the flow of creativity on other levels too.
  • Oranges, peaches, apricots, pumpkin, peppers, carrots, brown rice, sesame seeds, oats, shellfish, tangerines,  mangoes.

Vitamins and supplements that work in an orange way:

  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

Orange Essential Oils:

  • Citronnella
  • Bergamont
  • Orange

Orange Crystals and Stones:

  • Coral
  • Carnelian
  • Fire Agate
  • Orange Calcite
  • Copper
Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red, but are gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who could use more self esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones around your home or office to stimulate creativity, mental quickness, ability to adjust to changes.

Symbolic Meanings:

  • Balance between spirit and sexuality
  • Fertility and yet virginity
  • Energy
  • The sun,

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

Red – The Correspondences

“The ‘pure’ red of which certain abstractionists speak does not exist.
Any red is rooted in blood, glass, wine, hunters’ caps and a thousand other concrete phenomena. Otherwise we would have no feeling toward red and its relations… ”   
~Robert Motherwell

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Foods that work in a red way:

Red foods are generally rich in minerals and provide good sources of protein.

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Red cabbage
  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Chili peppers
  • Meat
  • Red wine
  • Chocolate

Vitamins and minerals that work in a red way:

  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

Essential Oils that are “red”:

  • Rose
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine

Crystals and Stones:

Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote will power and courage, add vitality, overcome sexual dysfunctions. Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy.

  • Ruby
  • Garnet
  • Red Jasper

Symbolism of the color red:

  • Vitality and life-force
  • Fire
  • The Sun
  • The Direction of South
  • Blood
  • Good luck and prosperity
  • Power and authority
  • Masculine energy
  • War and anger
  • Passion
  • Energy
  • Sexuality

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

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