Colour Properties: Olive

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The metaphysical properties of this colour

Olive colour properties

In this series of posts on the properties of colour I have included an overview of the metaphysical properties and information on some colours and the chakras that they relate to.  I have also included some lessons and affirmations.

Later, in a more in-depth series, I will build on the properties of these colours and how you can use them to your benefit.

Having studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level I find the natural benefits of vibrations from colour intriguing and I’m always trying to find out more information on this subject.

For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact your local Colour Therapist


This colour provides clarity to see your path, your individual direction and individual freedom. It gives a new direction to the heart. It allows learning to work with emotions (laugh at self – remove the ego), joy within the emotional body and is emotionally lubricating.

“Happy is the man who can laugh at himself for he will never be un-amused”.

Connecting the solar plexus and heart charkas. It bridges dualities.  Olive has a great tenacity and hope. It is optimistic, hopeful and practical with the promise of new beginnings.

Openness (coming out of camouflage), feminine leadership showing empathy and compassion, solidarity / equality and decision-making all fall under this colour.

Olive stimulates self knowledge, lets pain and feelings of betrayal out of the heart replacing them with tenderness and power. There is a return to the innocence of the heart.

olive camouflage

The Lesson for Olive is

"Discontent and dissatisfaction".

Olive can be very slow moving (nearly stagnant), show inflexibility, have a fear of change and suffer separation anxiety.  It may be bitter, hold resentment or envy and fall into despair and hopelessness.

Camouflage is an attribute of Olive (doesn’t recognize self as an individual). There is a need for individual freedom. Olive can suffer from a fear of persecution (of expressing one’s own truth).

The need for Olive is

"For the heart's truth".

An affirmation suitable for this colour is

“It is safe to open my heart".

Of course, this won’t happen just by saying it once off. Each and every time you feel unworthy or stuck in the past, just focus on the affirmation of your choice.

Another suitable affirmation is “I am full of hope”

This colour connects with

Atlantis, China, Israel, Mediterranean, other planetary systems – Moldavia.

Chakra and physical areas associated with Olive are bridging the “Yellow” and “Green” areas, Thymus gland.

Physical areas that fall under Olive are the immune system and allergies.

Crystals / Gems

That may provide assistance with these issues

Crystals / gems (in their olive form) are Jade, some / or combinations of the “yellow” or “green” gems would be suitable here.

You may find that wearing or using these or other Olive items provide support when dealing with any of these Olive issues or wanting to tap into Olive’s potential.

olive boots

Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour.  Olive isn’t your favourite colour?  Use socks or underwear in this colour as a great way of reminding yourself that you are connected and have confidence – and no-one will know.

If that doesn’t suit you, how about olive or camouflage sheets (or just the pillowcase) or use olive oil to condition you hair or skin.

Drink an Spirulina smoothie, eat Olives.   All these things will just hold your attention and remind you that you are on a journey to reconnect.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Do not to use any information from this blog to diagnose yourself and others or to treat serious conditions or ailments.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.


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