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Meanings of Colors in
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The meanings of colors in Tarot cards serve as the rubies, emeralds, and sapphires that sparkle with clarity in our Tarot readings. Each Tarot card is a treasure chest for our intuition.

Just like number meanings of the Tarot, meanings of colors in the cards bring a fresh new perspective on our spreads.

Even the earliest Tarot decks, such as the Tarot of Marseilles, were very brightly colored. This is no accident. Bright colors are known to trigger our psyche, and engage our intuitive minds.

The use of colors in Tarot decks is ingenious - it activates our creativity, and allows our spirits to play with the energies surrounding our readings. Knowing the meanings of colors will allow you to delve deeper into the knowledge the Tarot holds. It will also enrich your understanding of the Tarot as well as your respect for the craft of interpretation.

As you play with the meanings of colors in the Tarot, feel free to consult the color meanings chart below as a loose reference.

meaning of color red in Tarot cards Red: Think fire and blood - Red rushes to us with messages of passion, primal urges, action, pleasure, vibrance, radiance, and love.

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meaning of color Orange in Tarot cards Orange: A nice subdued blend between the aggressive red and the high-pitch of yellow - Orange is about harmony, aspiration, sociability, contentment, and intelligence

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meaning of color Yellow in Tarot cards Yellow: Worshipped in the form of the sun - Yellow is all about radiating creativity, protection, intellect, positivity and clarity.

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meaning of color Green in Tarot cards Green: The fresh start of spring brings oceans of Green and with it comes attributes of youth, sentimentality, nature, adventure, growth and health.

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meaning of color Blue in Tarot cards Blue: Look to the sky for the meanings of Blue - open spaces, freedom, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity.

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meaning of color Indigo in Tarot cards Indigo: Similar to the attributes of blue, but Indigo's energy runs very deep - consider the unknown depths of the sea along with emotion, strength, fluidity, persuasiveness, expressiveness, and pervasiveness.

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meaning of color Violet in Tarot cards Violet: The hue of fragile flowers and sleepy sunsets, Violet reminds us of spirituality, communion, grandeur, high-ideals, devotion, and peace

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meaning of color Brown in Tarot cards Brown: Anybody who has squished their toes through the rich moist earth has got Brown down - groundedness, earthiness, tangible, practical, stable, nurturing, and solid.

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meaning of color Gray in Tarot cards Gray: When fog rolls in and we're surrounded with the haze of Gray we understand its message of - uncertainty, neutrality, mystery, intensity, and austerity.

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meaning of color Black in Tarot cards Black: Black is required for all other colors to have depth and variation of hue - it's a forceful feature and represents formality, dignity, force, convention, stability, and zero-tolerance.

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meaning of color White in Tarot cards White: Contemplate the brilliance of a new white snow and how it pulls a blanket of peace over everthing it touches - White stands for peace, cleansing, illumination, purity, innocence and the highest kind of understanding.

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I hope you have enjoyed these meanings of colors and incorporate their vibrancy in your Tarot readings. You'll find they bring about a deeper, almost enthralling feel to your Tarot experience.

Other related links on this site:

Portal Page for other Aspects of the Tarot

Astrology and the Tarot

Numerology and the Tarot

Tarot and Crystal Meanings

Dream Interpretation with Tarot

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