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Amsha

Colors

for Rashi, Graha, Weekdays

for People, Animals, Things


See also: Colors and Guardians for the Seven Days of the Week

BPHS Chap. 3 shloka 41-44.

"Rahu rules the outcaste,

  • while Ketu governs mixed caste.
  • Shani and the nodes indicate ant-hills.
  • Rahu denotes multi-coloured clothes
  • and Ketu rags.
  • Lead and blue gem belong to Rahu and Ketu.
  • Surya, Chandra, Mangala, Budha, Guru, Shukra and Shani in their order
  • govern red silken, white silken, red, black silken, saffron, silken and multi-coloured robes."

Surya

red silken robes copper red-colored

Chandra

rosy white silken robes Sphatika * Rock Crystal rosy white-colored

Kuja

red robes red santala wood (sandalwood) wearing red robes

Budha

greenish black silken robes gold wearing yellow garland

Guru

saffron robes gold yellow-golden complexion

Zukra

silken robes silver pale-whitish complexion

Shani

multi-colored robes iron

steel

ashta-dhatu

luster, like that of Indraneela

Rahu

multi-colored clothes

glass

metallic lead

blue-colored

Ketu

rags

blue gem

bell metal smoky color

This list is adapted from Valerie Roebuck The Circle of Stars p.27

As Roebuck notes, color names are notoriously difficult to translate across languages; and there are variations in traditional lists. Still, the following is generally useful.

Mesha * Kriya * Aries

red [BPL dark red, bright blood red]

Vrishabha * Staurin * Taurus

white [BPL light pastel blues]

Mithuna * Jaimini * Gemini

green [BPL pale green like new plant shoots]

Karkata* Kulira * Cancer

pale rose [BPL misty-dusty pink]

Simha* Leya * Leo

pale yellow [BPL bright golden yellow]

Kanya * Paranya * Partha * Virgo

multi-colored [BPL medium green like more mature plants]
Thula * Vanika * Libra blue-black or dark blue [BPL pale pastel hues, whitish rainbow colors]
Vrizchika * Kaurpi * Scorpio reddish-brown or darkly golden [BPL black, dark blood red]
Dhanuzya* Taukshika * Sagittarius red or yellow-brown [BPL golden orange]
Makara * Akokera * Capricorn dappled [BPL medium-to-dark blue, medium-to-dark grey, stone-color, bone-color, charcoal]
Kumbha* Ghata * Aquarius reddish-brown (presumably terra-cotta) [BPL dark blue-purple, range of browns such as wooden brown, dirt brown, dark chocolate brown, not reddish]
Meena* Antya * Pisces crystalline or white [BPL light-flecked olden orange, glittering aurum]

Q: For my Thula Chandra Thula lagna nativity, why is black color normally not recommended? Isn't black a color of diamonds, and diamonds are for Thula?

I did ask about colors to wear I know, and thank you for answering my question... but really what is the value of preferring certain colors? Isn't it just fashion?

A: Black is the color of Mangala. Mangala ruler of 2 and 7 is a marana karaka for the Thula nativity.

Jyotishavidya draws from a 3000+ year tradition that marks a correspondence matching the visible spectrum of light to astrological influences. Therefore astrological factors such as graha, lagna, and drishti can be matched to colors.

For those who are sufficiently sensitive to visual energy signatures, colors are a language rich with symbolic meaning. For others, colors are important for fashion coordination and providing a socially attractive appearance. For others, colors have psychological implications and harmonized colors may contribute to a sense of emotional well-being.

In ascribing effects to the astrologically matched colors, much depends upon your level of consciousness.

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