Colour Properties: Violet

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The metaphysical properties of this colour

Violet 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


Spirituality, service, transformation, healing and leadership fall under Violet. It is the colour of strong ideals and finding contentment in helping others or providing protection. Sacrifice in the context of peace falls under Violet.

This colour is dignified and has a richness of quality. It has humility and is inspirational, sensitive and delicate. Violet shows respect of self and others.

Violet offers the possibility of letting go of what is lost and honouring what remains.

This colour enhances meditation and helps to show our true service to the world. It is the colour of thinkers and reminds us we have free will while knowing what we are here for and how to fulfil it.

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The Lesson for Violet is

"The desire to go home".

People under this colour may have experienced a near death experience or have a fear of death or dying or a wish to return home – to spirit.

This colour can also represent endings – the death of something (divorce, lost job, etc).

Individuals under Violet can feel overlooked / invisible as the colour can be elusive / hard to grab hold of.

Detachment, a need for healing and difficulties with transition fall under this colour. People under Violet may feel they are not always easily understood, have a hidden sadness and are hard on themselves. They may have a need for perfectionism.

Violet can bring out a single-mindedness of purpose or duty but not always serving from love. It can suggest great responsibility / heavy burden and unexpressed anger.

The High Church is represented by this colour as is spiritual pride and grandiosity – it can provide the outer trappings but no essence of spirit or to be so heavenly as to be of no use on earth.

Violet can bring up difficulties with boundaries and with parents. There can be a hidden shame of being different and a difficult of sharing their pain with others.

The need for Violet is

"to be understood"

An affirmation suitable for this colour is

"I have the right to be different".

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.

Other affirmations that would be suitable for this colour are “I am good enough” or “I have the right to make mistakes”

This colour connects with

Chakra and physical areas associated with Violet are the Crown, Top of Head, Pineal Gland, Highest Brain Functions, and generally the entire Body.

Physical areas that fall under this colour are Skull conditions, Pineal gland, Nervous conditions, Anti-inflammatory conditions.

Crystals / Gems

That may provide assistance with these issues

Crystals / gems appropriate for this colour are Amethyst, Agate, Diamond, Fluorite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Opal and Clear Quartz.

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Clothing is another easy way to benefit from the energy of colour.  Violet / Purple 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 violet sheets (or just a pillowcase) or bathe in bath-salts in this gorgeous colour.

Drinking from a violet glass or eating off a purple plate.   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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