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Garnet and the Month of January

All about the colour RED… how do you feel around this colour? 

Garnet believed to represent a kind and compassionate person who is also honest and loyal, creative, and intellectual. Contradictory, twisted, and emotionally detached; intractable.

Life, health, vitality, war, courage, rage, love and religious passion are just a few of the meanings associated with the colour red…. Passion is always linked to red blood. When it came to health, previous societies felt that the colour red was a symbol of vitality. 

Colours have a lot of symbolism behind them. Although superstitious beliefs have mostly vanished in the light of scientific knowledge, many colours retain their old meanings even in the current English-speaking world. 

Brides should wear white, “seeing red” denotes being enraged, and “green with envy” is a common expression. Understanding the origins of these negative connotations, on the other hand, necessitates a journey back in time. 

People’s cheeks flush red when they’re upset or enraged. As a result, they have rosy cheeks when they’re happy and healthy (whereas when they’re sick or dying, they lack red). Blood is shed when men engage in combat. Passion is always linked to red blood. 

When it came to health, previous societies felt that the colour red was a symbol of vitality. Garnets and rubies in particular were thought to offer healing and disease-fighting powers. 

To stave against disease, Roman children donned red coral as an amulet, while Chinese children donned red clothes as a talisman. 

Symbolism of the Red Colour in Different Societies 

1. In China, the colour red is associated with good fortune and prosperity. 

2. A spike in stock prices is signalled by the colour red on East Asian stock exchanges. 

3. When it comes to weddings in Japan, the colour red is associated with pleasure and good fortune, which is why brides wear red kimono. 

4. The colour red in India symbolises good fortune, love and purity. On their wedding day, brides also don crimson gowns. 

5. In Brazil, the colour red is associated with passion. 

6. The colour red is clearly associated with communism in Russia. 

7. Greek mythology depicted love and affinity with the crimson rose, which was also a symbol of growth and destruction. 

8. The colours red, white, and blue connote patriotism and national pride in the United States. 

9. The colour red is associated with grief in South Africa. 

10. Christmas in Western countries is symbolised by the colour combination of red and green.

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