1st chakra - The Muladhara - Base, Root Chakra
Color - Red and Black
Grounding and Survival - Base of the Spine
Element - Earth Physical identity: oriented to self-preservation
Aligned with the planets Pluto and Mars
The color Red is the color of physical energy, passion, courage, power, will, and desire. The Root Chakra is stable and grounding.
Red is powerfully linked to our most primitive physical and emotional needs of survival and self preservation
Red symbolizes energy, action, confidence, courage, and change. The color red brings passion and strength to your relationships, your life and your work.
RED Spiritually Effects: stability, security, grounding, courage, action, physical and emotional survival.
RED Physically Effects: the adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, back, hips, legs and feet. If your immune system is slow-moving, red will give it a kick-start. Red increases fertility in both men and women. Not surprisingly, red helps menstrual problems, blood and the circulation, stop bleeding, heals rashes and wounds.
The 1st Chakra is known as the Root or Base Chakra which exhibits the qualities of physical energy and vitality.
When this Chakra is blocked we experience: Lack of energy and vitality, depression, anxiety , fear, anger and frustration .
Qualities are - grounded, centered, belonging, pride, fully alive, able to trust, independent, determined, trusts in self and others, secure, patient, constant, ambitious, passion, commitment, energizing, mobilizing, warming.
As a general rule, red stones offer protection, courage, vitality, stamina, and energy.
Red Stones - Ruby, Carnelian, Cuprite, Garnet, Red Jade, Moonstone, Red Jasper, Calcite, Sardonyx
Keywords for RED Stones are: passion, determined, assertive, daring, energetic, energy, action, devotion, enthusiasm, impulsive, courage, protection, power, spontaneity, warmth, heat, blood, fire, love, excitement and aggression.
Essential Oils & Flowers - musk, vetiver, basil, and all root oils.
Too Much Red
Too much red and we tend to lose our temper quickly, become agitated, angry, overbearing, demanding, un-nerving, oppressive or even violent. May also be greedy, egotistical, domineering, bossy, addicted to wealth, high strung, hyperactive, addicted to self, dishonest, cunning.
The compliment of Red is Green, so if you need to tone down you raging passions, have a problem with temper or anger, or have trouble getting a hold of your emotions, add green to your surroundings.
Not Enough Red
Too little red and we become fearful, lethargic, cautious, whiny and manipulative. We can't reach our goals, lack self confidence, feel unloved, not grounded suicidal, weak willed, feel sexually inadequate, frustrated, alienated, separate, overly cautious, power conscious, possessive, needing outside approval, craving excitement. If your tired or feel exhausted, introduce more red into your world.
Energy levels are instantly heightened.
Wear RED when you have a job that must get done, when you need a lot of energy, when you need or want to feel confident and in control, and when you want to feel sexy and desirable.
The most effective way to add the power of red or correct a balance in the 1st Chakra is thru adding natural red crystals and gemstones to your everyday wardrobe so they are close to you for several hours at a time and touching your skin, (the pulse points: ears, wrists, ankles, and neckline) and thus effecting your aura and Root Chakra.
This is much more effective than carrying stones in your purse or pocket, or placing them in your environment. For direct healing, the jewellery can be placed on the Root Chakra itself.