The Colour Blue
The colour blue: harmony, contentment, peace, infinity, …
The colour blue: Blue has a calming and relaxing effect. This colour is ideal for finding inner and outer peace, to reduce stress and hectic. Blue relieves nervous cramps, the muscles relax and the heart can calm down again. Blue conveys the balancing energy that our organism needs to cope with the increasingly hectic pace of everyday life in a calm and composed manner. Blue is used in colour therapy to treat migraines, sore throats, feverish illnesses and back pain, among other things. As a meditative colour, blue can be used to cool down from the stress of the day, to regenerate and recover.
With the colour blue humans associate the vastness of the radiant summer sky, the unfathomable depth of the sea, lakes, rivers and streams.
In magic, this colour is used in rituals that aim for wisdom, harmony, peace or inner light.
Blue is also the colour of loyalty and promotes laughter and cheerfulness. The colour of the seas, it allows us to see the truth through its clarity.
Blue is by far the most popular colour, both for women and men. This is not least because – as described above – it is associated with many positive qualities. Blue is the colour of distance, vastness and infinity. Blue is the colour of trust and reliability. Blue is quiet and relaxing, green rather calm and restful.
As the colour of the sky, blue expresses distance, vastness and infinity. As the colour of water, however, it also symbolises the soul, the unconscious and unknown, darkness or the feminine side of nature. In an alchemical context, the colour blue is assigned to the element earth.
Blue is associated with Jupiter, sapphire, fidelity and constancy. A very dark blue signals peace, depth, night and possibly even death. Blue is also the colour of melancholy. Blue is the earth as seen by cosmonauts through the window of their space capsule. Blue is a fading colour, quite in contrast to the infinity and longi n attributed to this colour.
Positive associations with the colour blue:
sympathy, harmony, friendliness, friendship, distance, vastness, infinity, loyalty, longing, relaxation, silence, wisdom, science, accuracy, punctuality, concentration, sportsmanship, performance, courage, eternity, truth, ideals
Negative associations with the colour blue:
the cold, the lie, the drunkenness
Blue in culture and religion
- In oriental countries, doors and windows are painted blue to attract the good spirits and gods (who in most religions are in the sky or on high mountains beyond the clouds)
- From the ancient Orient comes the custom of wrapping babies in blue cloth. This is a tradition that in patriarchy was only extended to little boys, because girls are less “worth” there
- In matriarchal cultures, blue played a central role. The Virgin Mary is adorned with a blue cloak. According to the role assigned to her, she embodies peace and inwardness, faithfulness and tradition
- In ancient Egypt, dark blue was the colour of water and thus also of the life-giving Nile deities. Because of their idea that blue has a miraculous healing effect, the Egyptians wore a lot of blue jewellery. On special festive occasions the Pharaoh wore a blue helmet to document his direct descent from the gods of heaven
- In China, blue also symbolises the powers of heaven and immortality
- In India, various deities are depicted with a blue head or with blue skin colour. An elephant painted in blue is considered there as the sign of highest spiritualisation and divine enlightenment
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