Red pertains to the element of fire and the direction south.


Day of the week:  Tuesday
Direction: South
Element: Fire
Planet:  Sun and Mars
Diety:  Zeus, Ares
Chakra:  Root
Litha is the summer solstice — the celebration of the sun at its strongest.  Red and its representation of fire symbolize the warmth, power and strength of the Sun’s might on this longest day of the year. It also pertains to the element of fire and the direction south.
Red corresponds to fire, strength, physical energy and courage.  It is also the color of passion and lust. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure.   Red roses symbolize passionate love.  It is the color of physical energy, driving force, life and death, strength, courage and valor.    It symbolizes fast action, goals, and career.  The color corresponds to lust, fertility rites, aphrodisiacs, and blood.  It is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger and burning.
Red also symbolizes power.   Wearing red clothing conveys power, strength, vigor and magnetism.   For a man, a red tie is considered a “power tie”.  For women in power careers such as politics, a red jacket commands respect and convey’s authority.  Wear a red accent piece when you want to present yourself as bold and dynamic.  Wearing this color can boost your confidence and magnetism in a public setting, when giving a speech, or in an interview where you feel unsure of yourself.

Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote will power and courage, add vitality, overcome sexual dysfunctions. Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy. Red gemstones include  coral, ruby, bloodstone, red jasper, garnet, red calcite, vanadinite, cinnabar.


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