The Meaning of
the Color RED
chakra - The Muladhara - Base, Root Chakra
Color - Red and Black
Grounding and Survival - Base of the Spine
Element - Earth Physical identity: oriented to self-preservation
Aligned with the planets Pluto and Mars
The 1st Chakra is known as the Root or Base Chakra
which exhibits the qualities of physical energy and vitality.
The color Red is the color of physical energy,
action, change, passion, confidence, 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 The color red brings passion and strength to your
relationships, your life and your work.
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, stops bleeding,
heals rashes and wounds.
1st Chakra Stones:
Agate( Any Type), Almandine, Amber, Ametrine, Andalusite, Beryl,
Bixbite, Bloodstone, Red Calcite, Carnelian, Red Coral, Diamond, Fire
Agate, Garnet, Hematite, Iolite, Brown Jasper, Red Jasper, Ruby,
Obsidian, Onyx, Smokey Quartz, Black Sapphire, Red Tiger Eye, Black
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.)
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, sexually inadequate, frustrated, alienated,
separate, overly cautious, power conscious, possessive, needing
outside approval, or craving excitement. If you’re tired or feel
exhausted, introduce more red into your world. Energy levels are
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, Sardonyx
Essential Oils & Flowers - musk, vetiver, basil,
and all root oils.
Some signs that the Base Chakra is out of balance
are restlessness, lack of energy, loss of interest in the real world
or practical survival, volatile emotions, obsession with one thing,
Blocked: When blocked we
experience a lack of energy and vitality, depression, anxiety, fear,
anger and frustration.
RED color gemstones to your collection to increase enthusiasm, be more
interesting to other people, boost energy, increase confidence to go
after your dreams, and increase protection from fears and anxieties.
Wear the color RED 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 on a job interview, and when you want to feel
alive, vibrant, sexy and desirable.
Red Chakra Keywords:
passion, determination, assertive, daring, energetic, action,
devotion, enthusiasm, impulsive, courage, protection, power,
spontaneity, warmth, heat, blood, fire, love, excitement and
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 tones to your everyday wardrobe. For direct healing, the
jewellery can be placed on the Root Chakra itself.