Colors are related to swaras -
and both are related to planets as per Jyothisha.
This was outlined in an earlier post
In this post I am giving the link to an experiment on
whether colors influence the moods of people.
And it has been found so.
And it tallies with what Jyothisha says about planetary influence
on people’s temperament by means of / in terms of planetary light
of specific colors.
The finding of the experiment is this:-
We intend to use three different tests in hope that they will create a pattern we can draw conclusions from. In theory, we expect red to induce a highly activated mood and blue to induce an inactive but pleasant mood. Black will be unpleasant and active. Green and yellow could both be pleasant, but we suspect that yellow will also induce and active mood, versus green which will be inactive. White is a neutral color, therefore we are unsure of the mood it will elicit. Our idea is that it will be split between negative and positive moods. We will base our decision on the type of mood that they are experiencing by using several adjectives in each category. The following is a list of the adjectives we will be using and the category they fall into. These are also our hypothesized results:
Category: Adjectives: Color:
High-Activation: surprised, intense: Red
Activated-Pleasant: enthusiastic, lively: Red, Yellow
Pleasant: happy, cheerful, glad: Yellow
Unactivated-Pleasant: calm, at ease, serene: Green
Low-Activation: quiet, tranquil, still, passive: Blue, White
Unactivated-Unpleasant: dull, droopy, tired, bored: Blue
Unpleasant: unhappy, miserable, sad: Black
Activated-Unpleasant: fearful, anxious, nervous: Black, White”
To read the complete analysis, click this link:-
In the above experiment,
high activation and low-activation levels of colors were used.
Planets also emit light in two such ways.
The exaltation and debilitation are about two extreme limits
of activity of the planetary light.
The moola trikona, retrogression and swa kshethra (own house)
form another set of variation within a particular activation of
the color of the planetary light.
The friend, enemy and neuter come under a category that
gives a harmful mood swing.
In this way all the 7 grahas influence the mood of a person.
The world is receiving the light of these
and also the light of the stars for nearly 4 billion years of its existence.
All the rocks and earthy particles have been bathing in their light
continuously for all these years.
It will be a worthy experiment by science
if it takes up some such experimentation to know
how this light has been received by the earth for 4 .2 billion years.
Jyothisha has already done that and
formulated relationships with numerous factors
and predicted the ways the humans are likely to behave
under the influence of such light and it colors.
To give an example,
the sun is identified - not with white but with red color of the ruby.
The sun is the major source of energy and all the other 6 grahas only reflect its light,
The light of the sun is not considered as white.
It is deep red or the color of ruby.
This is ascertained from the way the sun’s rays have gone into the making of ruby.
As per Vedic astrology, Ruby is formed by absorbing the positive rays of the sun.
The way that synthetic rubies are formed testifies this.
The synthetic rubies are formed by heat treatment.
The natural rubies are formed in nature
by the heat treatment by the sun’s rays!
In the experiment mentioned above,
Ruby-red was not considered.
If it had been included in the experiment,
they would have found out that it had given rise to a sense of power,
a sense of fulfillment as though by some dominance
and even hyper activeness.
The moods reported for other colors do tally with astrological theories.
For moon, it is white.
For Venus also a combination of white and other tints.
Astrology does not consider black as a color (which is true),
but rather as the contrary nature of something.
Moon exhibits this in the form of its phases.
The only other graha in our system that exhibits this nature is Venus!
Venus also has phases
and only one side of these two (moon and Venus)
are always seen by the earth.
The side which is seen is always pure as white.
But what is not seen is what we do not know.
This is similar to the mind.
No one will like to reveal what is in one’s mind.
No one will like to reveal the other side of oneself.
The side they project always will be a good one.
Moon as signifactor of mind symbolizes that in its phases.
Venus as signifactor for wife also symbolizes the same.
Both play an inevitable role in a man’ life.
When both are in bright phases, life is good.
When they are afflicted, life is with worries and troubles.
In the experiments it was seen that low activation levels of white
brought out quiet, tranquil and stillness and passivity too.
But an activated white or black
resulted in unpleasantness, fear, anxiety and nervousness.
Here the black comes into being as an alternate or contradiction of white.
Black is not only about the other side of light.
It can be the other side of any color.
This is as per astrological interpretation
and also true of Nature.
For instance, if we cover a red rose along with the plant,
with a red translucent sheet,
the red rose will appear black whereas the other parts of the plant will appear red.
Red color when it absorbs more of red will appear black.
This is rationale used in astrology too.
The same planet in its own hora, or own antar dasa
will not give the results of its own.
It will give opposite results of its significance.
This rule works at every place of application in Jyothisha.
For instance the signifactor of a bhava, if placed in that bhava will black out the results
which otherwise it has to give.
Whereas it will give such results from another bhava
by means of aspect / influence.
It is like how the other parts of the rose plant looks red,
when seen through the red- sheet,
while the red rose looks black.
My inference from this is that black is not to be considered as a color.
It is the nullification of any color
and must be known from context where it is applied.
Any future scientific experiments must consider this view.
Coming to other colors, green is associated with Mercury.
Green the color of growth, development and prosperity
is everywhere on the earth.
This signifies the ‘Vishwam’ nature of Vishnu, the Protector.
(pacchai maamalai pOl mEni, Pvala vai kamal chnkaN-
Sun, Mars and Moon in the body of Vishnu!)
Green can be associated with anything –
with a poisonous weed or with an edible plant.
Mercury is a neutral planet
With whomever Mercury is associated, it will take up their qualities.
.Prosperity can be with any one, with a dharmic one
or with an adharmic one too.
Prosperity does not see what nature the people are.
It goes with them and merges
to become dharmic or adharmic along with them.
The wealth gotten through dharmic means will give positive results
The wealth gotten through adharmic means will give negative results .
That’s all about Mercury and its green color.
This is indicated by Krishna in Gita that
whomever is in whatever nature, He will drive them further into that nature.
That is the tendency denoted by Mercury for which Vishnu is the Lord
in Vedic astrology.
From the experiment we know that green induced
calmness and serenity.
This is about the un-activated green.
About activated green, it is not given.
It must be the same – since Mercury is a neutral planet.
Depending on the circumstance, the green will blend with the prevailing mood.
Yellow is indicated by Jupiter and blue by Saturn.
The findings on blue is interesting.
Slowness is the main nature associated with blue.
Too much slowness indicates laziness and aversion to work.
It may also indicate a state of rest and relaxation.
These are the two extreme limits of Saturn’s significance.
This has been found out in the experiment too.
Low-Activation of blue :- quiet, tranquil, still, passive.
Unactivated blue :-Unpleasant: dull, droopy, tired, bored
Now about red which is associated with Mars.
High-Activation of red :- surprised, intense
Activated red :-Pleasant: enthusiastic, lively.
But nothing is given about low level activation of red.
The mood in that case will be an irritable one.
Red is particularly of interest,
for it has the curative properties.
The red light of Mars is connected with blood and regeneration
and in medical application we find that this color is used to quicken the healing process.
Yes, Mars the planet that is dreaded as one giving rise to blood shed and wounds
is also the signifactor for healing!
As we saw from the explanations above,
Each planet / color is associated with a property
which we call as ‘karakattwa’ (signification)
That significance may work positively or negatively.
This is found out from certain factors such as
location, aspect, strength of the planet etc in an individual’s horoscope.
For instance Mars which stands for
valor, blood related moods and temperament,
signifies anger at one extremity of mental level and
wounds at another extremity of physical level.
That anger can be positively channelised if one uses it against an enemy is war.
That will bring one accolades.
If that anger is shown on all and sundry in one’s day-to-day life,
That is negative channelisation.
That will make one’s life miserable, besides making others’ lives miserable.
In this way, it can be seen that
the same planet (or color) with the same light
can make or mar something
based on the intensity of light / color
its placement and other factors concerning the planet.