10 Amazing Rainbows and the importance of colors

A rainbow is seen on Ankaro Bay in Easter Island, off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean.

The rainbow is a beautiful natural phenomenon; knowing the significance of each of the colors of the rainbow makes it even more beautiful. While Nature or God has created this glorious natural phenomenon; philosophers have given a meaning to its colors.



A rainbow is seen on Ankaro Bay in Easter Island, off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean.by MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP / Getty Images

Every rainbow has seven colors beginning with red and ending with violet or purple. To remember the order of these colors, people use the acronym ROY G. BIV or VIBGYOR which stands for Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo and Violet.

A Boeing 787 taxis under a rainbow created by fire trucks at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle.
A Boeing 787 taxis under a rainbow created by fire trucks at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle.
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A rainbow on a very stormy evening behind the green on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.
A rainbow on a very stormy evening behind the green on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.
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A rainbow is seen as the sun sets at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
A rainbow is seen as the sun sets at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
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A rainbow is seen over AT & T Park in San Francisco, Calif..
A rainbow is seen over AT & T Park in San Francisco, Calif..
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A rainbow over the Juan Fernandez islands, 400 miles from the Chilean mainland.
A rainbow over the Juan Fernandez islands, 400 miles from the Chilean mainland.
by AP Photo / Rene Lescornez

 A rainbow is seen over Seefeld, Austria
 A rainbow is seen over Seefeld, Austria
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A rainbow over Bonifacio, Corsica, France.



A rainbow over Coyote Buttes sandstone formations in northern Arizona.
A rainbow over Coyote Buttes sandstone formations in northern Arizona.
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A plane is seen next to a rainbow on Ankaro Bay in Easter Island, off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean.
A plane is seen next to a rainbow on Ankaro Bay in Easter Island, off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean.
by MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP / Getty Images

Significance of colors of the rainbow in modern philosophy

Today, a great deal of research has been done on colors. Colors play an important role in our lives. Different colors symbolize different personalities, and also affect our moods differently. The seven colors of rainbow are also linked to seven chakra colors, seven day of the week, the colors of the Auras and so on. People use crystals, gems and other items in seven colors of the rainbow for attaining spirituality, good health, and wisdom.

Let us revisit the seven colors of the rainbow and what each one represents:

Red– This is the first color of the rainbow from top. Red signifies passion, vitality, enthusiasm and security. It is the light with the longest wavelength.

Orange– This light or color is a combination of yellow and red. It is a dynamic color representing creativity, practicality, playfulness as well as equilibrium or control.

Yellow
– This is the color of the sunshine itself. It represents clarity of thought, wisdom, orderliness and energy.

Green– This is the middle color of the rainbow and denotes fertility, growth, balance, health and wealth.

Blue– This the fifth color of the rainbow which makes us think of the Unknown. The sky and the wide oceans are in this color and hence it has been associated with Spirituality and Divinity.

Indigo– It is believed that where Blue is calming, Indigo is sedating. Indigo is mystical as it bridges the Gap between Finite and Infinite. Indigo colored gem stones are often used for spiritual attainment, psychic abilities, self awareness and enhancement of Intuition.

Violet– The last color of the rainbow is a mix of red and blue. It is considered the highest element of spirituality. It can ignite one’s imagination and be an inspiration to artists. Dark tones of violet are associated with sorrow. Deeper shades of violet or purple denote high spiritual mastery.