Medicine wheel: what are the colors and what do they represent?
The medicine wheel is a universal, timeless symbol of balance and wholeness. When you see it, you know something important, meaningful — and perhaps something a little mystical — is going on. So what do each of the colors in the medicine wheel mean? Thankfully, there are no secret meanings here! Each color in the medicine wheel has an obvious meaning that’s easy to understand.
The white wheel is our center and our connection with Spirit. It has the power to raise our vibration, open our hearts, and bring us into a place of clarity. In this space, we have the opportunity to let go of whatever is holding us back from our fullest potential. White is the color that allows us to let go of our ego, our pain, and our limitations. As we are able to release these things, we open a path for more love and joy to flow into our lives.
Black is a color that is all about transformation. It allows us to confront our fears and release energy that has been stuck in our bodies. Black is a color that allows us to see our shadow side, our hidden places of shame or blame — and it is a color that brings us the strength and courage to face those places. Black is a color that will help us to truly confront and heal those places so that we can walk into our lives with a new sense of freedom and power.
Yellow is a color that is all about creating a new way of being, where we are empowered and self-directed. It is a color that allows us to see what we want and form a clear plan for how we are going to get there. Yellow is a color that allows us to tune into what we are feeling. It helps us to understand where our energy is and what we need to do with it. It also helps us to see where our energy is being wasted, so we can redirect it into the places where it will bring the most benefit.
Red is a color that is all about bringing energy into our lives, whether that is energy in our bodies, in our relationships, or our creative projects. Red is a color that brings us power: the power to take action, the power to create and manifest, the power to love and be loved. Red is a color that is all about the present moment. It is a color that helps us to stay focused on what needs to happen now so that we don’t get stuck in the past or future. It is a color that brings us confidence and courage, so we can move forward with our lives.
The wheel allows us to see how all of the parts fit together to create a whole. It allows us to see how our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual lives are interconnected. The wheel allows us to see that our lives are not just one thing — it is all of the things that are happening all at the same time. And the wheel is a symbol of our ability to stay balanced and whole through all of it. Now that you know all about each of the colors in the medicine wheel, you can use them to guide you through your day, your thoughts, and your emotions. You can use them to stay balanced and empowered through all of the different experiences that come your way.