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Colors and Astrology

As you know, Astrology is the branch of study that deals with future predictions, luck and fate. It helps in discovering the innate power, to create each day and design your destiny by merging ancient wisdom with practical living. In different cultures there are different subjects that are linked with astrology. Many cultures do it with stars, some work with the planets and some with stones. In India, it’s the stars and planets that play the key role in Astrology. We often find “lucky number” and “lucky colors” in astrological forecasts. The role of color is properly emphasized everywhere. Remedies for strengthening weak planets for bringing a balance in the life of an individual are prescribed by astrologers. It’s also very interesting to know that the flowers play an important role in astrology. Different colored flowers are often used during different rituals. The puja system which developed in the Vedic period, also recommends the use of flowers of different colors for appeasing different planets and Gods.

Planets, Their Colors And Their Effects On Astrology

Sun:

Since the color of Sun is red, the strengthening of Sun in the horoscope of an individual should be done with red or saffron-color items. The recommended stone is ruby which is also red. This color represents energy and power. It also shows vitality and creativity. However, excess of red is harmful. Therefore, the weight of the gemstone has to be carefully decided. This color is not recommended to be used for people who have heart trouble. Red flowers or saffron-color flowers are used for prayers.

Moon:

It is pale white. This color contains all the seven colors of the spectrum and has purifying properties. It influences the thought process and leads towards virtue and spirituality. However, excess of white is also not good. The astrological methods for strengthening the Moon in the horoscope revolve around white items therefore white pearl is prescribed. White flowers like white lotus, jasmine, lily are used while performing prayers related to this planet.

Mars:

The red color Mars emits slightly yellowish rays. The difference between Sun red and Mars red is that the red in Sun indicates royalty while the red in Mars indicates violence. The redness of Mars associates with the RBC (red blood cells). Deficiency of Mars red can cause blood-related problems while the excess of red can be a cause of accidents and excessive aggression. For treatment of Mars-related problems red or yellow color is prescribed. The gems prescribed are red coral and pink coral.

Mercury:

This planet is of green color and this color stands for balance, harmony and hope. It has the capacity to calm down agitated nerves and mind. Therefore, this color is good for people suffering from heart problems. This is also good for pregnant women. Excess of greens can cause lethargy. The compatible gemstone is green emerald. Besides green color basil leaves (tulsi) flowers like bhringaraj, passion flower and sage are used while performing prayers related to this planet.

Jupiter:

The color of Jupiter is yellow or yellowish orange. The effects of both these colors are generally positive. This is, therefore, a benefic planet. Its color has a warming effect and energizes the nervous system. The yellowness produces stimulating effect on intellect. The compatible gemstone for Jupiter is yellow sapphire and yellow topaz. Ashwagandha and other yellow flowers are used while performing prayers related to this planet.

Venus:

The color is pure white which is a combination of all colors of spectrum. Moon is pale white but Venus is bright white. The effects of the white color are the same as in Moon but Moon represents simplicity while Venus represents sophistication. The compatible gem stone is diamond. White zircon and quartz crystal are also prescribed. The compatible flowers are rose, saffron, jasmine, lotus, lily, white musali and amalaki

Saturn:

The color of Saturn is black. This color is caused by the absence of light. The rays emitted by Saturn are of violet color. Black is a calming color for agitated persons and is also known for its protective properties. There are negative qualities also like resistance, obstruction, opposition, and enmity. Excess of black is a cause of depression. The compatible gemstone is blue sapphire which is highly risky to recommend because of the fiery nature of the planet.

Rahu:

This shadow planet is regarded as smoky or black in color. Hessonite garnet is the recommended gemstone for Rahu-related issues. Lotus is generally used while performing prayers related to this planet.

Ketu:

This shadow planet is generally considered brown in color. Brown color is not the original color of the spectrum. The recommended gemstone is cat’s eye. . Compatible flowers like, bayberry, wild ginger, juniper, Bhringraj, skullcap and passion flower are used while performing prayers related to this planet.