ORANGE – THE WARMTH OF THE FIRE
Orange is the second color to be seen in the spectrum and represents liveliness, happy memories and courage.
Orange, being comprised of a mix of the colors Red and Yellow, is a warm color that has the ability to stimulate and arouse the senses. Orange symbolizes active intelligence, gaiety and social happenings, self-confidence and the joy of expression. Orange encourages energy, activity, motivation and incentive.
The color Orange sparks controversy more so than other hues as there is often either a strong positive or negative association with it, and true Orange generally elicits a reaction of either ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’.
Orange denotes hope, courtesy, generosity, liveliness, sociability, exuberance and an out-going character.
Orange stimulates all of our senses and makes us feel alive. Orange encourages us to expand our horizons and look to new interests.
Orange symbolizes enthusiasm, optimism, outgoingness, confidence, flamboyance, extroverted and exciting, joyfulness and courage, tolerance and passion. Orange lifts the spirits, fosters humor and loosens repression.
Orange represents vitality, dynamic energy and good health. Fun and flamboyant Orange radiates warmth and positive energies. Orange is out-going, self-assured, intelligent, busy, bright and happy.
Orange relates to successful property deals and business goals, legal matters and commerce. It resonates with communication, optimism, concentration, amicability, strength, authority and action. Orange relates to enthusiasm, adventure, rejuvenation, and spontaneity.
Orange is warming, cheering and passionate, and relates to good decision-making and good luck, kindness, celebration, sensuality, charm, enthusiasm, encouragement and optimism. Orange helps to find new options and opportunities and brings the energy to achieve our goals and aspirations. Orange relates to creative thinking and self-expression.
Orange stimulates creativity and shows new possibilities and other options in life, and helps to assimilate new ideas.
Orange is also helpful in dealing with excess sexual expression.
Orange stimulates the mind and renews interest in life. It is a great motivating color that boosts the self-esteem and is a friendly, sociable color. Orange encourages aspects associated with career success, creativity and achieving goals.
Orange resonates with attraction, charm, kindness, encouragement, stimulation, success, abundance and prosperity, feast and celebration, comfort, achieving business goals, success with investments and legal matters.
Orange represents the drive to find reality through their own experiences and other people’s. Orange stimulates our drive and concern for social preservation and happy families, social gatherings and functions supporting communities and groups of people.
Orange represents our drive for social acceptance and is a warm and stimulating color.
Orange stimulates less concern with self-survival and more involvement with assisting in group and social functions.
Being a social color, Orange is useful for decorative highlights in places where people gather, such as family rooms.
Orange is a happy color that stimulates optimism, emotional balance, and expansiveness. Orange also relates to creativity, harmony, sexuality, passion, freedom,
intuition, and expression of emotions. The color Orange denotes friendliness, hope, courtesy, liveliness and exuberance. Orange also stimulates all of our senses.
Orange relates to ambition, the herd or pack instinct, agitations, restlessness, business and exploration. ORANGE resonates with the movement of sexual energies towards the thought-processes, and causes fresh interest in politics and the like.
Orange relates to pride.
The color Orange expresses the vital life force and the energy of the Sun. It resonates with energy, activity and vitality.
Orange affects us by stimulating the appetite, and encouraging us to be friendly and socialization.
Orange relates to courage, and implies occult power as well as passion and achievement. It also resonates with our emotional identity and self-gratification.
Orange is the color of the ‘social butterfly’.
The musical scale related to Orange is ‘RE’ and its associated with the Elements of Fire and Water. The planet related to Orange is the Sun and Mercury, and the direction is south. Orange is related to the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and the season of autumn (fall).
Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
Pale Orange denotes jealousy and envy.
Too much Orange can make us become manipulative, self-centered and self-serving. It can make us disregard the needs of others, and make us prideful and arrogant.
Over-exposure to the color Orange makes us hide our emotions and makes us over-sensitive and easily hurt. This can lead to mistrust of others, leading us to our becoming introverted and unable to express or show our true emotions. It can cause us to worry about what others think of us, and can even lead to anti-social behavior.
Not enough exposure to Orange in our lives can make us feel distrustful, timid, frigid, shy and over-sensitive. It makes us lose our motivation and self-esteem, and encourages the tendency to isolate ourselves and/or become rebellious.
Because of Orange vibrancy, young people are drawn and attracted to its warming, yet stimulating influences and energies.
Orange is emotionally uplifting and resonates with acceptance of our social love – being unafraid to sing and dance and proclaim yourself as a lover of humanity.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.
Orange is warm, cheering, non-constricting. Through orange, we are able to heal the physical body (red) and, at the same time, induce within the mind (yellow) greater understanding on how the body may be kept in good repair. Orange helps assimilate new ideas and stimulate mental enlightenment. It is also helpful in dealing with excess sexual expression.
Orange is the true color of the sun. Orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions.
Because orange is a blend of red and yellow, it combines physical energy with mental wisdom, inducing a transformation between lower physical reaction and higher mental response. Thus, it is often referred to as “The Wisdom Ray.”
Orange – joy and constructively – animates like red, although different cures are affected by this ray. Included are inflammation of the kidneys, gallstones, prolapses, menstrual cramps, epilepsy, wet cough and all sinus conditions.
Orange is warm, cheering, and non-constricting. Through orange, we are able to heal the physical body (red) and, at the same time, induce within the mind (yellow) greater understanding on how the body may be kept in good repair. Orange helps assimilate new ideas and stimulate mental enlightenment. It is also helpful in dealing with excess sexual expression.
Brings joy to our workday and strengthens our appetite for life! Orange is the best emotional stimulant. It connects us to our senses and helps to remove inhibitions and makes us independent and social.
Keywords: Warmth, Optimism, Creativity
Color Energy Properties & Associations: Warmth, Cheering, Passion, Creativity, Creative Thinking and Expression, Find New Options, Creative Decision-making, Good Luck, Charm, Kindness, Enthusiasm, Encouragement, Optimism, Success, Abundance, Prosperity, Celebration, Energy, Achieve Goals, Investments, Legal Success, Sensuality
Healing Lore: Emotionally Uplifting, Alleviates Emotional Repression, Sexual Issues, Thyroid, Muscle Cramps and Spasms, Increases Lactation, Bladder, Bowel (Large Intestine).
Color Cautions: Excessive use can lead to over-excitement or overindulgence.
Related To: Combination of Fire and Air Elements, Sacral Chakra, autumn (Fall Season)
Orange Essential Oils
Benzoin, Cardamon, Carrot Seed, Cinnamon, Coriander, Gardenia, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang.
Gemstones and Minerals: Orange crystals and gemstones aid and increase personal power, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Orange crystals stimulate creativity and the ability to adapt and adjust to changes easily and gracefully.
Amber, Ametrine (Quartz), Bisumth, Cachemirine Garnet, Carnelian, Citrine (Quartz), Clinohumite, Corundum, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Fluorite Garnet, Golden Sapphire,
Golden Tourmaline, Grossular Garnet, Hessonite (Garnet), Malaya Garnet, Mandarin Garnet, Mexican Fire Opal, Mexican Jelly Opal, Mexican Matrix Opal, Orange Agate, Orange Amber, Orange Beryl, Orange Calcite, Orange Chalcedony, Orange Garnet, Orange Jade, Orange Quartz, Orange Rhodochrosite, Orange Sapphire, Orange Spinel, Orange Tourmaline, Padparadsha Sapphire, Peach Adventurine, Peach Moonstone, Precious Topaz, Sheelite, Spessartine Garnet, Sunstone.
Amber, Carnelian, Fire Opal, Orange Calcite, Orange Spinel, Paraparadsha Sapphire, Peach Aventurine, Peach Moonstone, Sheelite, Sunstone, Various Jaspers and Agates
Orange relates to the SACRAL chakra situated in the lower abdomen.
The organs to which this chakra relates are uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries and testes. (In the fetus the testes develop in the lower abdomen, thus linking with the sacral chakra energy, then descending to the scrotum by birth.) The endocrine glands are the ovaries and testes.
On the psycho-spiritual level, this chakra relates to self-respect. That is to say having the ability to give ourselves the freedom to be ourselves and to respect our own boundaries and requirements and, by the same token, having respect for the boundaries of others. Orange is the color of creativity and we should give ourselves the space to have creative time just for us.
Some of the associated problems relating to the sacral chakra are:- pre-menstrual syndrome, problems with menstrual flow, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, testicular disease, prostatic disease.
Positive and negative aspects of the color Orange
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Orange is made up of equal parts of red and yellow, and has two main qualities of release and creativity, that relates to all levels of our being.
Physically, orange is linked to the lower abdomen in general, but to the large intestines and reproductive organs in particular. The reproductive organs deal with fertility and the large intestine deals with the release of waste from the body. If the body was not able to release waste products then it would become constipated and toxic. Orange foods such as oranges, carrots and apricots, eaten with foods such as brown rice, oats and natural roughage, can help to eliminate such problems. Symptoms can also be relieved by massaging the lower abdomen and back with oils that have an orange energy, such as neroli or sandalwood. Like with brown energy, the color orange helps us to turn ideas, dreams and inspirations into reality. Musicians, artists and dancers use a lot of orange energy. When creative energy is blocked, eating orange foods, wearing orange, or massaging “orange” oils, will all help? Flowers such as marigolds or mock orange could also be used. When any system within the body stops or slows so does creativity, and constipation increases. If physical symptoms persist, it may be necessary to work on underlying emotions linked to the color orange.
Emotionally, Orange is linked to the opposing feelings of fun and pleasure and shock and trauma. Orange can be an uncomfortable color to anyone who has shut out the enjoyment of life, for whatever reason. Any repression of personal pleasure, desire and enjoyment, will cease the flow of orange energy throughout the body. This will cause blocks of energy in the body which causes guilt on all levels, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. The same reaction can be felt if we ever experience trauma or shock in our lives, even more so if we felt powerless. Orange reminds us that something needs to be dealt with, which is why the color can be difficult to settle with in these circumstances.
At times when we aren’t able, or we aren’t willing to release problems or painful memories, an emotional constipation can occur, with blockages of energy and excessively tense muscles. These can lead to physical problems in the body such as constipation, urinary problems, or tenderness in the back or lower abdomen. If orange is slowly introduced, in any form, it can encourage the healing that is needed.
Orange can enhance creativity, and gives the artist the ability of turning ideas into reality in a way that gains much appreciation from others. This works through any medium, as long as it brings relaxation, pleasure and enjoyment.
Spiritually, orange is sometimes referred to as the etheric layer, which is the part of the aura that is closest to the physical body. The etheric layer contains the blueprint of our physical body, and if our emotional, mental or physical bodies are harmed then so is the etheric layer. Pain can continue, or the body may never mend if the etheric isn’t healed. Any use of orange will help to heal the etheric by maintaining the flow of energy, which will help the physical body to heal and release stress effectively.
To increase or balance orange energy in your life you could try wearing orange clothes, or eating orange foods such as oranges, carrots, apricots or peaches. There are other foods such as brown rice, oats, sesame seeds, vitamin C and zinc that can be eaten that will have the same orange effect. Carrying orange crystals such as carnelian or dark citrine can also help, and other crystals that work in the same way like dark opal, Herkimer Diamond and selenite. Orange essential oils can be effective for healing; you could try neroli, mandarin or cedar, or marigold and Californian poppy flower essences. Creative activities like dancing, music or any kind of art, will help the flow of orange energy.
Personality Color Orange
People with orange color personality type can be described as social butterflies. They sincerely love people and like to be around others; one of their deepest needs is to belong, to be a part of a group. Dealing with these people is easy. They aren’t judgmental and their presence is not intense. They are generally kind, warm and optimistic. However, this doesn’t mean that they are needy. They love freedom and adventure and prefer to socialize with like-minded individuals.
This personality type is extroverted. “Orange” people do not spend their time analyzing their inner world; instead, they tend to focus outside of themselves which supports their mental and psychological health.
Individuals with orange personality type are prone to risky behavior. They are into extreme sports, adventures — anything that makes them feel more alive. They enjoy competing and winning, proving themselves over and over again.
In personal relationships, it is said that “orange” people aren’t loyal and find it difficult to commit. They tend to get bored quickly and are constantly looking for a new thrill. If you are in a relationship with “orange” person, you need to be very patient and understanding in addition to sharing his or her interests. You need to give them a lot of time alone and a lot of freedom. Once you’re “orange” starts to feel as if they are trapped, they will be gone very soon.
Favorite Color Orange
Those who choose Orange as their favorite color are often ‘young-at-heart’, adaptable and versatile and are a fun and happy person.
People who prefer Orange generally know what they want from their lives and are not afraid to take the necessary steps to achieve their goals and aspirations. They are self-confident, assertive and determined to create success in their lives.
People who have a preference for the color Orange generally have a lot of energy and can be competitive as well as entertaining.
Orange people generally love their freedom, and enjoy exploring new opportunities and adventures and do not like to be tied to any one given situation, place or person.
Those whose favorite color is Orange can be too forceful at times and can be domineering and undiplomatic within their relationships with others.
A person who has an aversion to Orange may have suppressed sexual feelings and/or other difficulties to do with sensual enjoyment of life.
Wearing orange Clothes
People who choose Orange as their favorite color and/or wear it, are generally ambitious and competitive, optimistic and expansive, warm and hospitable, and most often have humanitarian inclinations.
People who wear Orange often seek acceptance from others and crave social contact. They love big projects with a worldwide scope and ideal, and they love expansion in all ways.
The color Orange resonates with courage, adventure, physicality and balance, and those who wear Orange generally resonate with good health, positive energies and balancing life.
People who wear Orange are warm, sociable, dynamic and independent people who dedicate themselves to whatever they do.
Those who wear a great deal of Orange are competent and self-oriented, yet are often impatient. They are independent and self-motivated and make excellent organizers.
People who wear Orange often have a forceful will and tend to be highly active and competitive. Orange wearers are excitable, and at times, can tend to domineer and dominate others with their enthusiasm, personal power and self-will.
A person who wears a lot of Orange may feel a need to increase their self-confidence and energy levels, vitality and joy. They often set positive examples for others in regards to maintaining a healthy life and lifestyle.
Being a social and friendly color, those who wear Orange often have many friends and associates and enjoy the company of others. People who wear Orange often have a need for freedom and excitement to pursue new ideas and opportunities.
Orange brings about an emotional release of energy by those who wear it. Wearing Orange helps one to explore and embrace new and exciting ideas, concepts and opportunities.
Bright Orange and Burnt – Orange can make the wearer feel blocked and frustrated.
In plant foods, Orange is often an indicator of a high carotene content. Orange colored fruits and vegetables contain anti-oxidants such as carotenoids and Vitamin C. Orange fruits and vegetables are vital for maintaining healthy neuro/endocrine and reproductive systems.
Orange foods include:
Almonds, apricots, butternut squash, cantaloupe, coriander, kumquat, mangoes, nectarines, orange carrot, orange peppers, orange tomatoes, oranges, papayas, paprika,
peaches, persimmons, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, tangerines, walnuts and Winter squash.
Orange in our Dreams
Orange appearing in a dream symbolizes confidence, optimism and change, self-motivation and courage, friendliness and sociability. Seeing Orange in a dream may be suggesting new interests and/or things that you are comfortable with.
Seeing Orange in your dream may also indicate that you are leaning towards taking up a new interest or project.
Orange appearing in a dream corresponds with warmth and stimulation and is a happy, joyous color that stimulates expansiveness and emotional balance. It suggests ambition and exploration, enthusiasm and motivation.
If you are someone who has a tendency to be mistrusting or suspicious, or if you are seeking more personal power, seeing Orange in a dream can assist in creating balance, discernment and discrimination and boosting self-esteem and confidence.
The healing, yet stimulating effects of Orange, when appearing in a dream, may stimulate inner-knowing and inner-wisdom, and enhance intuition and insight.
Seeing Orange in your dreams may be a message that you desire to broaden your horizons and may be telling you that it is time to look to new interests and attractions.
Orange appearing in your dreams inspires:
enthusiasm and optimism, courage, victory, confidence, encouragement, abundant supply, attraction, kindness and expansion.
Seeing Orange in dreams releases:
mistrust, a superiority complex, power-seeking pride and superficiality.
Orange in the TAROT
when the color Orange is seen within the Tarot cards, it often indicates a time or situation that will require intuition, courage and positive action.
Orange is connected to The MAGICIAN (1) Tarot card.
A good balance of Orange will allow a person to handle the ups and downs of life with grace and finesse, and helps us to quickly recover from disappointments, wounded prided or a broken heart.
Orange in the Aura
When Orange appears in the aura in a balanced way, it tells of analytical thought, the ability to apply the intellect in a practical manner, an abundance of ideas, inventiveness, self-confidence, high motivation, healing energies and abilities, and the energies of manifesting prosperity and abundance.
Orange that tends to Red may depict enjoyment, passion, a need for action, pride, idealism and conceit.
Orange that tends to Yellow may attest to a sharp intellect, diligence, persistence, a productive, a purposeful mind, the ability to use the intellect and self-confidence.
Orange appearing in the aura in an unbalanced way tells of ignorance, exaggerated ambition, aggression and competitive thinking.
Muddy Orange seen in the aura can reflect vanity and worry.
Orange and the Chakras
Orange relates to courage, dynamic energy, good health and vitality.
Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, which is located beneath the naval through to the base of the back and left-hand side of the spleen. he Sacral Chakra is linked to the sexual organs and reproductive system. Opening this chakra frees and encourages creativity and fertility.
The Spleen Chakra is known as the ‘Life Force’ or ‘Vitality Centre’, and brings self-confidence and creativity, and enhances the sense of integration and completeness.
Orange and its resonance with the Spleen Chakra allows for the imagination to be used constructively.
A balanced Spleen Chakra allows a person to utilize their creative energies to their highest potential.
When the Spleen Chakra is blocked we experience guilt, restlessness, a stiff lower back, confusion, and a lack of sexual desires and/or pleasure.
Color Healing with Orange
Orange is the blending of Red (physical action) with Yellow(wisdom) rays, and its healing power is greater than the two individual colors alone.
The healing energies of Orange stimulate the inner-knowledge that we are all ONE. Orange elevates the consciousness to rise above the ‘Self’.
In Color Healing and Therapy, Orange is used for revitalizing the energies and aids recuperation after illness and grief. Orange is used for emotional and mental ailments and to aid depressive states such as melancholy and grief.
Orange is used to assist with nervous or depressed states as it arouses gaiety, joy and interest in life; it dispels a lack of self-confidence and belief and helps when there is a lack of enthusiasm and energy. ORANGE releases and lifts the emotions.
The color Orange has a soothing and anti-spasmodic effect on the human body and has the ability to fortify blood flow. Orange is linked to the pancreas and spleen, the digestive system and kidneys. It is used to treat asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems, pulmonary problems, pains in the joints, stomach problems, calcium issues, muscle spasms and feminine problems such as menstrual disorders, sterility and impaired fertility. Orange also reinforces the metabolism.
Orange helps to maintain good vision and strengthens the immune system. It may also strengthen teeth and bones, and helps the body to heal wounds and keeps the skin healthy.
Orange alleviates emotional repression and sexual issues, and treats the thyroid, muscle cramps and spasms, bladder and bowel (large intestine) issues, and increases lactation.
Use Orange to help asthma, bronchitis, constipation, gas, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and hypoglycemia.
With a tendency to be mistrusting or suspicious, or have prideful inclinations, Orange can assist with finding balance, discrimination and discernment.
The color Orange especially fortifies the etheric body and promotes general good health.
Excessive use of Orange can lead to over-excitement and/or over-indulgence.
Orange in Color Therapy
It is interesting that orange is the color which is the least popular and the associated issues of orange and the sacral chakra seem to be an area which people find the most difficulty working on. But orange is such a good color for us in many ways. It stimulates and energizes us, and is warming. It is an excellent color for creativity.
Colors used in the home can be so helpful in providing us with a balanced environment. Orange is the color of fun and sociability and can be used in any activity area and creative areas. It is not ideal for bedrooms or areas of possible stress.
Orange in History
– In Ancient times, Orange was expressive of wisdom, reasoning powers and balance.
– In China and Japan Orange is used to symbolize love and happiness.
– Native American Indians associate the color Orange with kinship.
– Orange is the national color of The Netherlands (Holland), dating back to the Dutch War of Independence and the rebel Prince of Orange.
– The use of Orange in Ireland dates back to the reign of William of Orange, the Protestant English king.
– Orange is representative of ‘gluttony’ in Christianity.