The calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red combine to create the color purple.
Purple is one of the three secondary colors. As a combination of red and blue it is neither warm nor cool.
The color purple is a rare occurring color in nature and as a result is often seen as having sacred meaning. Purple is also associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition. And represents meaning of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence and magic.
Purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind and nerves, enhancing the sacred, creating feelings of spirituality, increasing nurturing tendencies and sensitivity and encouraging imagination and creativity.
All in all, purple communicates in a positive way, but too much purple brings out qualities of irritability, impatience and arrogance. Too little purple brings out feelings of powerlessness, negativity and apathy.
Purple helps align oneself with the whole of the universe. It is associated with spirituality, the sacred , higher self, passion , third eye, fulfillment and vitality.
Different shades, tints and hues of purple have different meanings. Light purple hues represent feminine energy and delicacy. Lavender is a graceful, elegant color that has long been associated with refined, wealthy women. Lavender is also considered the "grown-up" pink. Dark purple hues evoke feelings of gloom, sadness and frustration. Bright purple hues suggest riches and royalty.
Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank throughout history. This is believed to be true by many because the rare occurrence of purple in nature made it one of the most expensive color dyes to create.
Purple or violet gemstones are believed to increase your imagination, remove perceived spiritual obstacles, calm confrontations and re-energies the learning of new things.
In ancient times, purple in stained glass was seen as uniting the "wisdom" of blue and the "love" of red, therefore symbolizing justice and royalty.
It is considered sacred , especially in the natural world. In Egypt, purple is symbolic of virtue and faith. In Tibet, the purple stone, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha. In Christianity, purple is associated with Advent and Lent.
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