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Rose Color Meanings
Giving roses as gifts are a Valentine’s Day tradition.
Here is a list of some of the meanings of rose colors.
RED True love, Passion, Love, Respect, Romance, Congratulations
Red roses are very traditional. They represent love and passion. They are a very eloquent gift of congratulations. A single red rose means ‘I love you’ or a person has very strong feeling for another. They communicate everlasting love.
Give a Red Rose to show true love, passion or the highest congratulations.
BLUE Mystery, Impossible, Unattainable
Blue Roses are not naturally found therefore they represent the imaginary or fantasy. Blue is the color of the sky and water. Reach for the sky for an impossible relationship or the depths of the ocean with a vastly deep one. Much thought goes into a blue rose.
Give a Blue Rose to a seemingly unattainable or complex crush.
WHITE Eternal love, Innocence, Virtue, Purity, Worthiness, Happy Love
White Roses represent innocence and purity, like an angel. Brides carry white roses to express their worthiness of pure heart and everlasting love. White represents the innocence of a new relationship.
Give a White Rose to show appreciation of pure intentions.
YELLOW Friendship, Apology, Caring, Happness
Yellow expresses happiness and joy. A new start – therefore great for an apology. Shows friendship and makes a nice ‘thank you’ flower. Coveys warmth, joy and frienship.
Give a Yellow Rose to express friendship or to celebrate a happy new event.
PINK Gratitude, Gentleness, Youth, Sweetness, Romance
Pink blush of a young girl’s cheeks, the softness of the rose petal itself is how we perceive the pink rose. Pink is a romantic color with less intensity than red. A sweet and gentle love. A pink rose is also a graceful way of saying ‘thank you’.
Give a Pink Rose to convey a message of a sweet or romantic love.
PURPLE Love at First Sight, Enchantment, Magical, beautiful
The purple rose represents love at first sight. The giver of this rose has fallen quickly in love and is very enchanted with this new person. The feelings are very magical. Purple roses include the color lavender. Also, to show a person you think they are beautiful.
Give a Purple Rose to express that you believe in love at first sight.
BLACK Death, Farewell, Rejuvenation or Regrowth
The color black is sometimes misunderstood. Black roses are associated with death. Death does not always mean the physical death of a being. Mos of the time it means the end of something. At the end of the night there is always a bright new dawn.
Give a Black Rose to symbolize the ending of something.
ORANGE Desire, Fascination, Enthusiasm
Orange is a mixture between the yellow friendship and passion of red. Orange roses express the enthusiasm and fascination of a new, blooming relationship. Desire to take the warmth of orange to the next level of red hot fire.
Give an Orange Rose to show your fascination and desire about the relationship.
Love, Passion, Strength, Motivating, Physical drive, Instinct, Alert, Excitement,
Calm, Loyal, Relaxing, Cooling, Comforting, Peace, Quiet, Serenity
Fresh, Friendly, Lively, Happy, Stimulating, Glowing, Bright, Intellectual
Royal, Powerful, Dramatic, Magical, Dignified, Dreaminess, Intuitive, Majestic
Growth, Harmony, Balance, Newness, Healing, Kindness, Compassion, Caring, Stress-relieving
Energy, Uplifting, Joy, Excitement, Warm, Optimistic, Enchanting, Captivating, Vibrant
Romantic, Sweet, Loving, Gentle, Feminine, Tender, Protective, Compassionate
Influential, Restful, Openness, Youthful, Cheerful, Inspiring, Awareness, Creative
Earthy, Natural, Mature, Simplistic, Friendly, Dependable, Homey, Healthy, Stable
Quiet, Neutral, Secure, Peaceful, Protective, Safe, Comforting
Protective, Rich, Focused, Possibility, Strength, Determination, Elegance, Independent
The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are :
PURPLE (symbolic of justice),
GREEN (symbolic of faith),
GOLD (symbolic of power).
It was in 1872 that this trio purple, green, and gold became the official color of the Mardi Gras celebration. The accepted story behind the original selection of these colors originates from 1872 when a group of local businessmen decided that the Mardi Gras parade was so grand that it warranted a king. This King of Carnival became known as “Rex”. The Rex would lead the Mardi Gras parade through New Orleans and act as the official Monarch of Merriment.
The first coronation of Rex went to the Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff of Russia who happened to be visiting New Orleans that year. It is said that the Grand Duke came to the city in pursuit of an actress named Lydia Thompson. During his stay, he was given the honor of selecting the official Mardi Gras colors by the Krewe of Rex. He chose the rich colors of purple, green, and gold. No one knows for certain why he selected these colors. It has been speculated that he chose them because they reflect a royal tone. He would later choose these same colors for his family crest- the Royal House of Romanoff.
It would be twenty years before meaning would be attached to the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras. Each year the Rex parade would take on a new theme. In 1892 the parade theme was “The Symbolism of Color.” It was then that the colors received their significance. Purple represented justice, green represented faith, and gold represented power.
Interestingly, the colors of Mardi Gras influenced the choice of school colors for the Lousiana arch-rival colleges, Louisiana State University and Tulane University. When LSU was deciding on its colors, the stores in New Orleans had stocked-up on fabrics of purple, green and gold for the upcoming Mardi Gras Season. LSU, opting for purple and gold, bought a large quantity of the available cloth. Tulane purchased much of the only remaining color…green (Tulane’s colors are green and white).
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COMMONLY ACCEPTED CANDLE COLORS FOR SYMBOLIC VIBRATIONAL INFLUENCES
WHITE…….symbolizes Purity, Truth, Spiritual Strength, Power & Innocence. Also used for Departed Souls and contacting Spirits. Also burned for Our Lady of Mercy and God Obatala.
RED…….symbolizes Passion, Health, Energy (including sexual), Vigor & the return of Lost Lovers. Used for short-term love affairs and one night stands. Also burned for St. Barbara, Sacred Heart of Jesus and God Chango.
LIGHT BLUE…….symbolizes Tranquility, Coolness, Calmness, Clarity of Thought and Perception.
MEDIUM BLUE…….symbolizes Peace and Spiritual Fortitude. Used to thwart your lover/mate from “playing around”. Also burned for the Virgin Mary, and Goddess Yemaya.
DARK BLUE…….symbolizes deep mental thought and intense spiritual devotion. Can also be used to make someone moody or depressed, so use with care!
YELLOW (golden sunflower to lemon yellow, non-metallic)…….symbolizes attraction, captivating, drawing, cheerfulness. Can also be used in money rituals, make you “dream true” and in honor of Goddess Ochun.
PURPLE…….symbolizes power of control, psychic and metaphysical mastery, occult studies, ability to spiritually control others. Also burned for St Lazarus (San Lazaro) and for Babalueye.
GREEN…….symbolizes money, wealth, financial and business success, good crops, harvest.
ORANGE…….symbolizes stimulating mental and physical energy, brain clearing, happiness, encouraging energy.
GOLDEN BROWN…….symbolizes assertiveness, definite energy, unhesitating aggressiveness.
MEDIUM BROWN…….symbolizes wavering, hesitancy, a pause in the action. Also used for court cases and to honor St.
RUSSET BROWN…….symbolizes uncertainty in love because it has the vibrational influences of the red color in it.
PINK…….symbolizes romance and affection. Use this color when you want a long lasting relationship, not a short-term affair.
CRIMSON…….same as red but with the added energy vibrations of gold.
GARNET…….same as red but with the added vibrational energy of blue.
SILVER (metallic)…….symbolizes dissolving negativity and becoming victorious in your efforts. Good overtakes Evil.
GOLD (metallic)…….symbolizes bringing in wealth and prosperity in great mass.
Please note: These colors listed here are a general guide for the use of color in burning for a specific purpose. Cultural and regional influences may alter you own personal belief in the use of certain candle colors. Please meditate and consider all choices of color when burning candles for a specific purpose.
This selection is an exerpt from the e-book, “Burning the Candles to the Saints for Love, Money and Success”, by Jacqueline Mathers
Dreams not only composed of sounds and voices, but also images (and sometimes) with different colors. Dreams can be interpreted from who did you see in the dreams, what did you do in the dreams or even where did you stay in your dreams, but do not miss out the one thing that you can use to interpret you dreams, that is the colors. When you try to find ways to give your dreams some kind of explanations, you can probably find many different interpretations. To find out the best interpretations, you have to ask yourself where does the whole world come from and ask the one who made the earth, if your answer is not dust or the ape, then, you know best way is to interpret your dreams in the way of the God.
The most common colors that you can find in your dreams are probably black and white. Black, by relating the color to your own life, it is always the theme color for funeral and not surprisingly, the black color in your dreams means death, fault and sins.
On the other hand, white is the color with the largest contrast with black, and which not difficult to think of, the white color in your dreams can represent birth, holiness, purity and righteousness.
Other than black and white, you can often find colors like red, blue and green in your dreams also. Each of them bears different meaning to your dreams. And, that is the very right answer when it comes to the dream interpretation. Red color in dreams can mean blood and hence war.
Red, straightly, if you ask people what they can think of or associate to the Red color, I guess probably majority of the people will tell you “Blood”. Red color in dreams can mean blood and hence war. You can refer to one of the bestselling book in the world, the Bible that so much blood is relevant to war.
Blue is another common color that you can dream of. In your reality life, you can get in touch with the color blue, most of the time should be the color of the sky. In your dreams, blue can mean heaven and of course related to the heaven, the Holy Spirit.
Green is always associated to the grasses which cover the earth. Green in your dreams can mean the creations on earth around you, of which grasses were created by the God in the sixth day.
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Each color has significance and choosing one which will help you sell your home will be easy. Just remember to keep a few things in mind. If you want to sell your home quickly, painting your home with colors which make people feel at ease, comfortable and relaxed will draw potential buyers to your home. In addition, a fresh coat of paint usually allows homeowners to ask up to $15,000 more on their asking price, making paint a great investment when you’re selling.
When choosing colors, keep in mind you also want to keep the color palette neutral so your potential buyers can see themselves living in the space. Bold colors make a more personal impact and will either be loved or hated. When selling a home, you want to fall right in the “boring” middle so pass up on these bold personalized colors.
Take a look at these color meanings and the feelings they most often invoke in those viewing them.
· Black- This color invokes strong emotions and is often seen as a color of stability, power and strength.
· Red- This is the color of energy and draws the eye to the direction where it’s placed, immediately.
· Blue- A calming color, blue evokes chemicals in the body released when we’re calm and make us relax.
· Green- Green is the color of nature, money and often signifies growth.
· Yellow- As the color of the sun, yellow can often make people feel happy if used in the right shades and minimally.
· Orange- This color is considered to be the most flamboyant and vivid colors.
· Purple- Lavender is the color of royalty and wealth. However, it should be used sparingly around the house.
· Brown- Brown is the color of stability and friendship. It symbolizes the earthy feelings, making people feel relaxed.
When you want to sell your home quickly you should be looking for colors that affect people in a positive way leaving them feeling good. When you choose paint to sell your home you can still choose color, just keep it neutral and use bold colors as accent pieces in the home not on the walls.
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We see Flags flying everywhere and everyday.
Have you ever wondered what the colors of the flags represent?
Black -Black often represents determination, ethnic heritage, and/or defeating one’s enemies.
Blue – Blue often represents freedom, vigilance, perseverance, justice, prosperity, peace, and/or patriotism.
Green – Green can symbolize the Earth, agriculture, fertility, and/or the Muslim religion.
Red – Red often represents courage, revolution, hardiness, blood, and/or valor.
Yellow – Yellow often represents the sun, wealth, and/or justice
What do Flags Represent?
The feng shui compass breaks a room down into eight areas:
N – Business Success
NE – Knowledge
E – Family, health,
SE – Wealth
S – Fame, Fortune
SW - Love, Marriage
W – Children
NW – Helpful Supportive People
Turquoise or Aqua – use in NE to enhance knowledge and wisdom. Use in E to promote family harmony, health and vitality.
Brown – use brown, beige or tan to represent youth, prosperity, family, harmony, nutrition, strength, growth and vitality.
Blue – use (especially ultramarine) in N to attract business success. Use in E to enhance family, harmony and health. Do not use blue in SW or NE.
Black – use in N to enhance business success, career and new beginnings. Do not combine it with yellow or use it in SW or NE. Do not use black in bedrooms or on the walls or ceilings or any room.
Gold Metallic – use metallic gold in the W to enhance children’s fame, creativity, success, travel, and interests outside the home. Do not use metallic gold in bedrooms. It will destroy health and harmony. Do not use in E or SE.
Gold Nonmetallic – Use nonmetallic gold in NE to enhance wisdom, knowledge and scholarly success. Use in SW to enhance marriage, motherhood, love and relationships. Do not use in the N which represents business and career success.
Green – use in S for protection from evil. Do not use green in SW or NE. Put green items in SE of the living room for prospetity.
Gray – use in NW, N and W to enhance supportive people, benefactors, mentors, international trade, trips, travel and interests outside the home. Do not use in E or SE.
Orange – use in SW to promote motherhood, romance, love, relationships and marriage. Do not use orange in N.
Peach – Use peach if you are a single woman seeking a good husband. Use peach in abundance in your unmarried daughter’s bedroom so she will marry well. Pictures of peonies or pictures with peach color should be placed outside the bedroom. Do not use peach in your bedroom if you are already married. This color will activate your partner;s roving eye or heart causing infidelity.
Pink – use in S and SW areas of a single woman’s bedroom to powerfully represent romance, love and marrage.
Purple – use in E for harmony, prosperity, family and health. Use in SE to promote wealth and prospetity. In Feng shui purple represents knowledge, wisdom, intelligence wealth, and spirituality. Put purple chrysanthemums in SE for wealth and prosperity.
Red – use in any form in S. Use for newlyweds, brides, birthdays, and baby blankets. Use red hearts and silk flowers in the SW, the area of love and romance. Red protects from bad luck and evil. It represents fame, fortune, joy, festivity, longevity, summer, and passion. Tie two red cords or ribbons inside your bedroom on the doorknob if you would like to attract a serious partner. Too much red in a bedroom will disturb rest. If your front entrance faces S, plant red flowers in the ground or in pots on both sides. This provides protection to your family.
Yellow – use on SW wall of your bedroom to symbolize motherhood. Use yellow objects in SW to activate love, romance, relationships and marrage.
White – use on W and NW walls of your bedroom to symbolize fatherhood.
The BLUE Person
The Person who Favors Blue
‘True Blue’ is the blue’s motto.
The blue person is viewed as loyal, business minded, and wise. This person comes across as having integrity and trustworthiness. The blue person is calm, orderly, and has a steady character. Blue has trusting relationships and is faithful. The blue person is patient, sensitive and wise. One who chooses blue prefers to have a tranquility and serene environment. The blue person is gentle, confident, and stable.
Blue Person at Work
The blue person is the dependable, wise, and secure one that everyone knows is reliable. They are loyal to the company and are very corporate minded. They want to feel that they can be trusted and they can trust their fellow associates. They prefer to have a calm working environment. The blue person at work may sometimes be too cautious and may not react to a problem or solution as quickly as others. They are steady so therefore may not always be in agreement with the rest of the group. They want to understand all the options before moving forward. The blue person is a very loyal, trusted person.
The Person who Needs Blue
If you are stressed, angry or irritable you should really add blue into your environment. Blue can help with overcoming feelings of frustration by calming you down. It helps keep tempers in check. If you desire a tranquil, peaceful and quiet frame of mind blue is the choice for you. It helps slow you down so you can get in touch with your deeper feelings. Bring blue into your life if you need to emotionally recuperate.
The meaning of the color BLUE is primarily Calming, Relaxing, and Loyal.
All things Tranquil and Serene.
Positive of Blue
Blue traits are Peace, Calm, and Quiet.
Blue slows the heartbeat, blood pressure drops and you begin to breathe more deeply. Blue relaxes both the muscles and the mind. It represents a quietness of spirit, and calmness of manner. Depth of Feeling.
Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability, it is a preferred color for corporate America. It is the color of communication, dependability and wisdom. Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity and seriousness. Blue is a masculine color according to studies, it is highly accepted among males.
Because blue is calming it should be used in any tense environment to buffer fraying tempers. Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding and softness.
Negative of Blue
The phrases ‘Feeling Blue’ or ‘The Blues’ relate to the melancholic or inactivity isolation or even depression. Blue is related to moodiness, coldness and , Blue is at times associated with somber emotions like sadness, gloom and fear.
For the lazy and lethargic, excessive exposure to blue especially the intense shades should be avoided. If your energy level is low don’t use blue.
Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking. It will suppress appetite. Blue may be a bit too calming for most learning environments.
The meaning of the color ORANGE is primarily Energy, Social, and Appetite.
All things Stimulating and Confident.
Positive of Orange
Orange is extremely social and extroverted. Orange gives the energy of optimism and courage.
Orange simulates the appetite for food and for life. Juicy like a lemon and sweet like an apple.
Orange traits are energy, excitement, and fun. It stimulates the creativity. Orange creates excitement, fun and an energetic celebration. It adds a glow to a room and a zest for life. Orange is the combination energy of red without the aggression and the freshness of yellow.
Orange is associated with autumn leaves and fields and harvest time. It is a reminder of a flame that is warm, enchanting and captivating.
Because orange is a great anti-depressant, it helps with sadness, and releases anxieties. We can bring joy into our workday with orange. Orange helps remove inhibitions and limitations. Orange can lift your spirits. It represents movement and action. It promotes the energy to achieve, create, express and explore.
Because orange is so enthusiastic is encourages a flamboyant playfulness. An outgoing color to catapult you out of boredom. It is a great color for entertaining and dining areas. Orange stimulates talking, dancing and having fun.
Negative of Orange
Too much Orange could lead of over simulation. Orange is not ideal if you are over stressed or easily agitated. Too much orange can result in silly and irresponsible behavior.
Since orange stimulates the appetite it is a bad color choice to have in your kitchen if you are trying to slim down.
Orange may be associated with Halloween, danger or warnings, or inexpensive items. It grabs your attention but then cheapens the message.
Orange can sometimes psychologically jolt subconscious feelings of over-bearing, superficial, and insincerity.
The RED Person
The Person who Favors Red
‘Live Life to its fullest’ is the red’s motto.
The red person is full of energy. The red person is sexually red hot. Others feel alive and energized when they are around the red person. This person is very outgoing, assertive, and is prone to impulsive actions. Red wants their own activities to bring him intensity of experience and fullness of living. One who chooses red exhibits Self Confidence.
Red Person at Work
The red person is enthusiastic about starting up new projects. They tend to get bored unless the project is moving along at ‘their pace’. If they know how to delegate work then they will succeed and complete the projects. When others hesitate, they move forward. The red person knows whatever it takes to survive. They always see options. Sometimes red can be pushy. If they don’t pace themselves, no one will want to work with them. They are well suited to run their own business.
The Person who Needs Red
If you are lacking energy, you are probably lacking red in your environment. Red can help over coming feelings are depression, fear, and the urge to escape from life. Red gives you charisma. If you tend to day dream and are living in the future, red will help root a person into the present. Red is helpful in removing dormant or sluggish conditions. If you need to be more assertive, red can help do the trick. Red can boost sexual desire towards others and attract it towards you.
The meaning of the color RED is primarily Strength, Passion, and Energy.
All things Intense and Passionate.
Positive of Red
Red traits are Excitement, Power, and Courage.
Red takes a delight in living. Love and passion are often associated with red. It is sexy, hot, spicy and exotic. Red is provocative and dynamic. It is a revolutionary and most dramatic. Red will get noticed.
It is for physical vigor and used for strength when needed. Red is daring and optimistic. It enhances alertness and encourages activity. It is very powerful, it is our live force. Red is the flame igniting the human spirit.
Negative of Red
The phrase ‘seeing red’ is related to rage. ‘Red in the face’ refers to a face becoming flushed from embarrassment. Red is associated with violence, aggression, blood, war and danger. Although, danger is negative, red is used to help protect us from it. It is used in stop signs and fire equipment. Red has been known to raise blood pressure.