Gemstones have colours and it is a fact that colours play an important part in our lives. They affect our health, moods, our living style, happiness, etc. The foremost need is to find out what colour suits a person according to this his/her chart. And once that has been known, one can chose the colour of his clothes, curtains, sofa, walls, etc.
It is generally experienced in life that bright colours produce happiness and enthusiasm in a person while dull colours cause negative effect and make him dull and morose. They suit only serious minded persons who are indifferent to luxuries of life and comforts of living.
Colours react in different ways on different persons. Some particular colours may cause tension to some but the same colour may give relief to the other person. But some colours give pleasure and happiness or encouragement to almost everybody. They enthuse gaiety, warmth, joy, love and affection, harmony and encouragement to struggle in life and reach a place of comfort and luxury.
Each colour is associated symbolically with something. Take the example of white colour. It stands for peace, purity, nobility and innocence. Black colour denotes sympathy for the aggrieved. Yellow stands for warmth and light blue and green for repose and peace. Red colour signifies vigour, energy, youthfulness and dash.
Even in ancient times it was believed that colours have a close relationship with human ailments and their curves. Today science and psychology acknowledge that colour does affect our mental state. What more, more than fifty per cent of the physical ailments find their root in one’s mental state. On the very basis astrologers recommend various gem stones to cure ailments based on their colours.
Colours are linked to our emotional, physical, mental and even spiritual side. Specific reactions to different colours have an abstract power to influence and govern our destiny as every colour gets a certain response from an individual. To be successful in life, to acquire name and fame, power and wealth, these colours have to be in tune with or in the same wavelength with the nature of the individual.
In the state-of-the-art operation theaters ultraviolet rays of the sun are used to clean the air.
The colour therapy has proved quite useful in skin diseases. Blue and purple colour of skin indicates lack of oxygen in blood or diseases of heart or lung.
The yellow colour of the skin indicates lack of B12 vitamin. Similarly, dark red skin shows the presence of too much carbon mono-oxide in the body.
The famous scientists Samyon and Valentine Kirliyan have already proved that there exists a universal energy force around us and that there is one more body close to our physical body which can be seen with efforts. Our saints and seers were very well aware of the existence of that body.
It was the Theosophical Society of India that attached greatest importance to colours. According to the society that astral body is surrounded by a bright cover which displays different colours. Those colours, if one can see them, reveal the attributes of the physical body.
Briefly the colours of the astral body can be divided into five parts.
I. Light blue (denoting higher stage of spiritual ism), purple (love and spirit of sacrifice), sky blue (high thinking and spirit of sacrifice), dark blue (selfishness).
2. Blue-green (religious feeling mixed up with fear) yellow (great intelligence), bright (top intelligence), blackish yellow (poor intelligence), orange (pride).
3. Green (sympathy), light purple (love for humanity), rosy (selfless attachment), blackish rosy (attachment with some aim).
4. Bright green (nature of self-assessment), dark red-brown (jealousy), blackish green (cunning), dull brown (hopelessness, powerless).
5. Dark yellow (selfishness), dull red (greed), blackish red (desire for physical pleasure), black (malice).
Zodiac signs and gems and colours recommended for use
(Born between March 21 and April 20)
Cat's Eye, Diamond, Coral, Zircon Sapphire
Red, chocolate, purple, reddish white
(Born between April 21 to May 21)
Diamond, Emerald, Turquoise
Blue, navy blue, pink, red, white
(May 22 to June 21)
Pearl, Emerald, moonstone, Opal, Agate
Brown, green, blue, yellow, white, pink, orange, lavender, scarlet
(June 22 to July 23)
Pearl, Ruby, sapphire
Green, sea green, sky blue, navy blue, white grey, golden, cream
(July 24 to Aug. 23)
Diamond, Ruby, Peridot, Sapphire, Moonstone
Golden yellow, white, crimson, red
(Aug. 24 to Sept. 23)
Agate, Topaz, Sapphire, Jade
Purple, blue, blackish yellow
(Sept. 24 to Oct. 23)
Diamond, Sapphire, Moonstone, Opal, Alexanderite
Orange, yellow, blue, pink
(Oct. 24 to Nov. 23)
Yellow, brown, red, pink, blue, violet, orange
(Nov. 23 to Dec. 22)
Violet, blue, purple, mauve
(Dec. 23 to Jan. 20)
Ruby, Sapphire, Garnet
Brown, violet, purple, cinnamon, grey, black, white
(Jan. 21 to Feb. 19)
Tourmaline, Opal, Amethyst
Black, white, blue, violet, brown
(Feb. 20 to March 20)
Mauve, green, blue, pink, purple, mauve