The Spiritual Symbolism of Color in Malas and Tassels
Have you ever noticed that you’re drawn to a specific item of clothing or a piece of jewelry not because of how it fits, but because of its color?
That’s because colors are literally made up of different vibrations and wavelengths, and we are drawn to them based upon those frequencies. We can use these color energies to our benefit in lots of ways.
One great way to harness the power of colors is to create a mala to wear in a color that aligns with your current goals or desires.
Read on to learn more about the unique properties of these individual colors, and some of our favorite mala making supplies to help you create with these color powers in mind.
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RedRed is the color of power, fire, love, and passion. This bold color has a stimulating effect, and is associated with life (blood) and vitality.
Consider creating a red mala to wear when you are looking to increase the energy and passion in your life, or when you lack direction or courage.
Brilliant and vibrant, the color orange represents vitality, fun, and involvement. If you’re looking for increased confidence, happiness, understanding, and possibly better relationships with others, wearing an orange mala will help you break down barriers and better communicate.
Here are some of our favorite orange mala-making supplies:
Orange 108-Bead Mala
The color of the sun, yellow is associated with energy, positivity, hope, and happiness. Creating and wearing a yellow mala can help you feel joyful, strong, and energetic.
Here are some of our favorite yellow mala-making supplies:
Yellow Tassel Pack
The color of nature, green is also a color of growth and new opportunities. As we often feel calm when surrounded by nature, wearing a green mala can also be calming and instill harmony. Consider creating a green mala if you are in a period of personal transformation or a new start, or if you are looking to create more prosperity and growth in your life.
Here are some of our favorite green mala-making supplies:
Green Inlaid Bone Beads from Nepal
Serenity and peace are words that are often used to describe the color blue. The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is also a color of healing and truth. If you’re looking for more calm and tranquility in your life, try creating a blue mala to wear when you meditate, or as you go through stressful situations.
Here are some of our favorite blue mala-making supplies:
Blue Carved Rondelle Bone Beads
Carolina Panthers Blue Tassels
Purple is often thought of as a mysterious color, associated with enlightenment, magic, mystery, and luxury. It is believed that purple acquired this element of mystery because of its rarity in nature; our ancestors rarely came across purple fruits, animals, or plants. Therefore there was little way to make purple dyes for clothes and textiles, so the color acquired an air of luxury and mystique that still exists today.
Consider creating a purple mala if you are seeking more spiritual enlightenment, looking to expand your mind, or strengthen your intuition.
Here are some of our favorite purple mala-making supplies:
Carved Purple Bullseye Bone Beads
Universally, pink is the color of love and compassion, both for one’s self and others. If you’re looking for more love and tenderness in your life, try making and wearing a pink mala to encourage these feminine energies.
Here are some of our favorite pink mala-making supplies:
Earthy and grounding, brown is a color of stability and strength, and inspired a connection with the Earth. If you’re looking to feel more balanced and rooted, consider creating a brown mala.
8mm Sandalwood Guru Beads
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