The Metaphysical Properties of Red



This is the colour of energy, enthusiasm, passion, action and motion.

Hense it is the colour that gives us the “get-up-and-go”, the strength, vitality and energy to make changes and mental re-evaluations needed in our lives.

It is beneficial for Earthing / Grounding us when we are feeling spacey or not quiet fully aware – a great trick that may work in this situation is to wear red socks.

Red is the colour of material matters and survival issues. The day to day challenges that we often meet in making a living and keeping a roof over our heads.

Courage and daring can be supported by this colour and it is a great colour to use in situations where you want to come across as an extrovert or being in power and control.

Red is often thought of as the colour of sacrificial love and Christ consciousness. It is the colour of awareness and awakening.

Red is also the colour of blood and may help in situations that require improved circulation. It can also be warming and useful for the treatment of chilblains and cramped muscles.


The Lesson for Red is

“holding onto resentment”.

An inability to deal with frustration and anger in a positive way.  Disappointment, lack of earthing and the need for grounding, can all be addressed through this colour.

Difficulties with material matters, feelings of separation and embarrassment are other lessons offered by Red.

Red can also be an issue with dominance, excessive competitiveness, extreme materialism and over indulgence.

Stop / danger are often indicated by red – think Red Back Spider – so if this colour is being shown to you often, stop and become aware of your actions or surroundings and see what you are in danger of doing / saying / being.


The need for Red is

“for awakening” / “To become a conscious being”


An affirmation suitable for this colour is

“I am now in my power”.

Chakra and physical areas connected with Red are the Earth Star, Base/Root, Base of Spine, Large Intestine, Adrenal Glands, Legs, Feet, Rectum, Genitals.

Physically it is also associated with Blood / iron, the circulatory system, chilblains, cramped muscles, lethargy, sexual issues, the Kundalini energy, fight / flight response (adrenals).

It can be successfully used to stimulate under active conditions such as circulation, weakened muscles, impotence, frigidity, and bowel inactivity.


This colour connects with

China, Russia, Far East Himalayas & North American Indians (Sharman).

Crystals / gems (in their red form where available) are Agate, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Fluorite, Garnet, Hematite, Jasper, Opal, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Ruby, Staurolite, Tourmaline, Zircon.

You may find wearing or using these and other red items provides assistance when dealing with any of these Red issues.

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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