Colors - Spiritual Meaning & Symbolism

This article will teach your everything about the Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism of colors. What the colors symbolize, are associated with, how they can be applied in healing, etc. We will also have a look at how the colors are linked to the soul.

Green – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Green - Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Green is associated with Growth, New Beginnings, Vitality, Rejuvenation, Revitalization, and Healing.
If you see your hands as green in a dream, or with a green aura, it can symbolize you have healing abilities.

Associated Chakra: Green is associtated with the Heart Chakra which is linked to Love, Compassion, and Balancing the material and spiritual world.

Healing with Green: Green is the original healing color and is a good all-round color to visualize during your healings. Light green is fresh and joyful and lifts while dark green is more intense. Dark green goes deeper and can be useful in relation to deep stuck feelings.

Sidenote: It is scientifically proven that living next to green areas, like a park, has positive health benefits 1)

Associated Elements: Earth (together with Yellow and Brown).

Angels: Archangel Raphael is associated with the color green. He is also known to assist with healings.

Soul Color: Green is the color of the relatively experienced soul that can be categorized as being at the “Upper Intermediate stage” of the soul’s development. You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

Blue – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Blue is linked to Spirituality, Communication, Inspiration, and Wisdom. It can also be associated with Sadness and Depression (feeling blue).

Associated Chakra: Blue is associated with the Throat Chakra that is linked to communication, expression, creativity and inspiration. 

Healing with Blue: Blue, like green, is a great all-round healing color to visualize during your healings. It can successfully be used for many purposes. For instance in relation to pain relief, relaxation, and to chakra cleanses. It is also good to calm down the nervous system, against anxiety, and to promote good sleep.    

Associated Elements: Water

Angels: Archangel Michael is associated with the color blue. So if you encounter an angel with a blue aura it could be Michael. He frequently interacts with humans and is one of the more talkative Archangels. You can read more about him here: Archangel Michal – How to Invoke Him

Soul Color: Blue represents the advanced soul that has completed a lot of incarnation (physical lives). From this point, it will gradually evolve into Violet. You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

Yellow – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Yellow - Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Yellow is associated with Intellect, Creativity, Energy, Willpower, Joy, and Optimism. If you want more energy in your home and life, you can use yellow.

Associated Chakra: Yellow is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra that is linked to Power, Determination, and Self-Esteem.

Healing with yellow: Yellow can be visualized to strengthen your patient and give more energy. It’s a real energy booster. But it can also be used to increase joy and confidence.

Associated Element: Earth (together with green and brown). Can also be set in relation to the sun.

Angels: Archangel Fhelyai shows up in a beautiful sunny yellow color, like yellow roses. He is an overseer of the animal kingdom and can help you connect with animals or help those in need. To learn more about this click here.

Soul Color: Yellow represents the advancing soul that has evolved from the white young soul.
You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

Red – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Red is associated with Passion, Sexuality, Confidence, and Power but can also be linked to Aggression or a Quick Temper.

Associated Chakra: Red is linked to The Root Chakra which is linked to stability, grounding, survival, and feeling secure. The Root chakra is the first chakra from below.

Healing with Red: Red is an excellent color to visualize when you do the grounding part of a healing session. This often takes place at the end of the healing. Healing with red can also be used in relation to anxiety, fearsome thoughts, or restlessness.

Associated Element: Fire

Soul Color: To my knowledge there has not been reported souls with a pure red color. However, reddish pink is associated with the lower level intermediate soul that has evolved from white and gray. You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

Brown – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Brown - Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Brown is the Earth’s color and hence symbolizes Grounding and a Down-To-Earth Approach, and Practicality. But it also represents Decomposition and The Eternal Cycle of Life and Death.

Healing with Brown: In general it is not recommended unless you are intuitively guided to.

Associated Chakra: No associated chakra.

Associated Element: Earth (together with green and yellow)

Soul Color: Green or Brownish green is associated with the “Upper intermediate soul stage”. You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

Black – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Black - Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Black is the absence of light and hence can be linked to Lack of Flow. Black is often associated with Blockage and Stuck Energy. Hence, if you are a healer and see a dark spot or area in the aura this area needs your attention. A trauma or disease can sometimes also be seen as black formation in the aura.

Black is also associated with sorrow and is often the color worn at funerals. Black can also represent the mysterious or fear. In some cases black can be associated with evil. At least evil is often depicted in black.

Associated Chakra: No associated chakra.

Associated Element: No associated element but can be set in connection to “space” or empty space.

Healings with Black: Black (and gray) is not recommended to be used in healings. Black more serves to identify areas that need attention when you are performing the healing.

Soul Color: Black is normally not associated with any of the stages of the soul’s advancement. If black is seen in relation to the soul it is probably more related to some sort or blockage or dense energy. You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

White – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

White - Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

White is the combination of all the colors (which gives it special properties). It is associated with Purity, The Divine, Angels, Protection, Peace, Healing, Faith, and Innocence.

Angels are often depicted as white or show up as white beings. This is linked to their pure and divine nature. To learn more about angels, you can read this article: What are angels and how to get their help?

Associated Chakra: Crown chakra that is linked to spirituality and connection to the divine. The crown chakra is also associated with Violet.

Healing with White: White is another great all round color to visualize your healings in particular in relation to cleanse. It has a very soft energy but will still work at a deeper level than most believe. It can be used in relation to blockages in chakras or other places. If you have used the white color to cleanse it is important to use another color afterwards to fill the area. Otherwise, you can leave it at bit op. If in doubt use green or blue afterwards.

Associated Element: Air

Soul Color: White is associated with the young soul. You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

Gold – Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Gold - Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism

Gold can symbolize Good Fortune, Luck, and Royality but can also represent Service to Others.

It also symbolizes something that can withstand time or is ancient in origin.

Healing: Gold can be a very powerful color to use for healing. But it is not recommended for everyone to use unless you are an experienced healer or your intuition is clear about you should use it. If you are uncertain about this, talk to your Reiki teacher (or equal) before using gold in your healings.

Soul Color: Intermediate level of advancement. You can learn more about the colors of the soul in the section below.

Healing with Colors

Healing with Colors

If you are a Reiki practitioner, you are probably familiar with visualization of colors to support your healings. For instance, white and green are good all-around colors while Pink is suitable to calm down your client if he/she is stressed.
But let your intuition guide you on what colors to use. Your spirit guides might also step in and show you what colors are suitable in a particular healing situation.

The Colors of the Soul

In the non-physical dimension, the soul can be experienced as a glowing orb with a color. The color reflects how experienced or evolved the soul is linked to the age of the soul. The very young soul is seen as white. The color gradually changes as the soul advances and evolves through physical lives (incarnations) and evolution in the non-physical dimension. The color evolves from white to gray, reddish/pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and purple.

When the soul is evolving from one level to the next, tints or traces of the next color can be seen.

Color of the Soul

Source: Michael Newton, Journey of Souls, p. 103.

Even though time does not exist in the non-physical dimension, the age of the soul can be measured in Earth years or number of lives (incarnations) completed. When we are in the blue and purple area it is my experience we are then talking thousands of lived lives and soul age that can be measured in millions of Earth years.

As the soul evolves, it starts to have more responsibilities. From approximately yellow, the soul starts to take on the role as guide for younger souls. Souls can also serve as teachers in the spiritual dimension.

The term “Old soul” can be applied to souls that have reached the blue state and higher.

Purple is associated with Ascended Masters which means the soul has completed its incarnation cycle and no longer needs to incarnate. In some cases they however choose to do so at times in order to assist or guide at Earth.

Colors that do not exist on Earth

It is reported by many that colors exist that do not “exist” on Earth. These are reported by people that are able to visit other places or dimensions in the Universe for instance during meditation. This has also been reported in relation to near death experiences. It is hard to imagine a color you have never seen and is a really interesting subject. It is of course related to our physical eye and the physical dimension have some limitations which only allow us to experience certain colors.

Related content:
1. Dream Dictionary – Reveal the Hidden Meaning of Your Dreams

2. What are Angels and How to get their help?
3. What does it mean to have an Old Soul – Here are The Signs

4. Reincarnation and the Soul Explained

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By Klaus Kaae

Klaus is a Reiki Master Healer, Energy Worker, and passionate writer at Lightworkersnet. His background is in the corporate world with a Master's Degree in Finance and Economics. But his connection to the spiritual realm has always been strong and developed further over the years. He learned to communicate with angels & spirit guides and learned to apply many spiritual tools and techniques. A lot of these he shares here on Lightworkersnet. He also offers sessions within specific areas and has published books in multiple languages. You can reach him at

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