Understanding the Power of Color in Crystals
The realization that color has influence over the human mind is as old as recorded history. What is difficult is to separate out the fact from the fiction. Colors have many meanings to people mostly based on their culture and religion.
But the natural crystals and minerals have no culture and no religion. They are a part of the Earth. Their color influence rays stay the same.
We see “red” when angry, and red inspires us to action. We are “blue” when sad. Yellow warms us. Green slows us down both mentally and physically.
The fundamental meanings of colors have been present in the wisdom of all cultures, but somewhat confusing and occasionally misinterpreted. But with the research of today’s practitioners of biology, biochemistry, and physics, we can sort truth from fiction.
Based on extensive research in both the history and tradition of talismans and the more modern human psychological studies of the fundamental effects of color on human bodies and minds, we now know the real, natural effects of gemstone, crystal and mineral color influence rays. This wisdom is captured in the Great Talismanic Color Wheel of Influence. ( A much more detailed and complete Crystal Color Wheel is now available as a great poster. Here is a link to a larger picture of the more complete Crystal Color Wheel. )
On the Great Wheel the colors flow from the dark indigos and blues of the winter sky through the promise of spring in the melting turquoise waters of the brooks and lakes as they are freed of ice. The colors change to the greens of spring, then to the bright yellows of the hot summer sun. The colors then start to darken, first to the oranges and reds of the autumn leaves then further as the Earth moves into winter, more into the amethysts, violets, and indigos of the now barren landscapes devoid of most plants, but still vibrant with the natural earth tones of the minerals and rocks.
Your True, Natural Birthstone
The natural color wheel shows the progression of life and color on the planet earth. In contrast to astrologicial signs and other birthstone lists, the color wheel shows us the color of our birth time on earth. The second ring of the wheel indicates the time associated with the colors. The wheel actually is read in counterclockwise order. Start from the winter solstice at the top and follow the color wheel and the year around to the left. The second inner ring shows the days of the year as the year and the color changes progress through the greens of spring, the yellows of summer, and the reds of autumn.
Not only is the Talismanic Color Wheel of Influence a depiction of the natural order of life through the year, it is also a depiction of the natural order of human life. The year starts as the days become longer at the Winter Equinox. Our lives start at birth. Our lives swing around the same wheel. We start as babies helpless and trusting to other for our care. Then, like other parts of nature, in our springtime of life we experience a period of rapid physical and intellectual growth as we find our way to adulthood and maturity. And, just like other life on Earth, a high summer period of young adulthood occurs when we have the enthusiasm, joy, and physical vigor of youth. We then have usually found our mates and paths and, as we mature into full adulthood, the time of passion arrives. We have found our loves, both physical and spiritual. As we mature and gather experience our lives turn inward with reflection and we see things for their real value. In the fall of our lives, our insights and understanding of our place in the cosmos grows. And we, in the winter of our lives realize periods of high creativity, and growing wisdom.
The Talismanic Color Wheel of Influence shows us the dual nature of color and influence. It shows us that our cycles as people are aligned with the natural cycles of nature. Upon refection, how could this not be so? We are products of this earth.