The Spiritual Meaning of Green And How To Interpret It


Colors are a dynamic way that we interact with the world around us. Everything that has a color makes us feel or think a certain way. We associate feelings such as “good” or “bad” with certain colors, which shapes our emotional landscape with every new colorful situation. So, it makes sense that the energetic and spiritual realm also associate meaning to colors according to its vibration. 

So, what does the color green mean spiritually? Green carries the vibration of growth, new beginnings, health, renewal, harmony, hope, and peace. When a spiritual sign appears in your life that is green, it usually represents that you are in a period of growth, starting a new chapter, or that this is a season to explore a new layer of yourself and plant seeds that will foster success in your future. 

Green can show up physically as objects appearing in your life, or energetically in dreams. It could also be that you see flashes of green when you meditate or are attracted to the color green. These are are spiritual signs of the vibration of green moving through your life. This article will discuss the most common ways green appears spiritually, and the variations of green that can appear. 


Vibration of Colors

When something is said to have a certain “vibration,” it is referring to its state of being. Everything in this world vibrates at a certain frequency, which determines how it behaves and what it attracts or repels. 

When light is shone on anything with a certain vibration, that object will absorb certain vibrations of that energy, and reflect other vibrations that it won’t absorb. The reflection of certain vibrations is how we see color. 

Colors are the physical manifestation of vibrations that we can see with our physical eye. When something is green, it means that that object is vibrating at a frequency that reflects the color green so that you pick it up with your optic nerve where it is seen as a “color.”

In this way, color is a way we can pick up on vibrations happening all around us. When we tune into the hidden messages they give us, we can discern a lot of spiritual and energetic information about what is happening on deeper layers of our spiritual and energetic existence. 

Physical objects that are attracted in our lives, as well as our energetic aura, give us clues as to what our deeper subconscious energy is working through. 


What Does The Color Green Symbolize? 

In an article I wrote about aura colors, I went into depth about what the color green symbolizes, and what it means if it shows up in your auric field. 

You can check out that article here

That article will go into more depth about the symbolic meaning and how to read the color green if it is showing up in your energetic space. 

Essentially, green symbolizes the following: 

  • A sense of growth, harmony, fruitfulness, and creativity
  • In business, it represents originality, innovativeness and new beginnings
  • It gives an emotional response of safety and security
  • It is associated with money and abundance
  • The energy of green promotes growth and has a healing power
  • It evokes a sense of peace and stability to the mind and the physical body
  • Impacts your heart rate giving a sense of calmness and tranquility
  • Someone wearing green clothing is often perceived as sincere and genuine 

When you see the color green appear in your life, depending on the context, it could mean that you are heading into a new chapter, full of growth and fresh opportunities. 

Spirit likes to show up as green in the physical world through stones, plants, money, and clothing. 


The Color Green in Dreams

A common way for Spirit to communicate to us is in dreams. This usually appears as symbolism, such as animals, objects, people or places. The colors of those symbols are also a way to communicate a certain emotion that is being represented in the dream. 

The color green in dreams can have many different meanings depending on the shade of green and the object it is associated with. 

Generally, green in dreams is all about a new start to something. It can represent a seed that has been energetically planted that is finally coming to fruition. 

Because of this, it can also be a symbol of something “new” that needs to be learned. This can also be translated that there is a certain area of your life where you are still immature and need to grow emotionally. This is especially true if you dream of wearing green clothing. 

Green can also mean success and prosperity, especially if you dream of green plants or green money. 

Of course, the situation where these colors appear can mean a totally different thing. 

For example, I once dreamt that I had a new bright green tree that I was trying to grow, but could not keep it alive. The leaves kept falling off and it eventually died. In real life, I was trying to grow a business at the time, and kept trying and trying to get it to be successful. Eventually, however, it failed. I had planted to wrong seeds for the business, and this dream was showing me what I already deeply knew to be true. 


What Does Lime Green Mean Spiritually? 

Yellow mixed in with green is a creative and energizing combination. They are both colors that promote positivity and boost creativity, imagination, and abundance. 

Spiritually, the color lime green is associated with creative inspiration and giving you the go-ahead to start a new creative project. If you see lime green appear during a time when you are wondering if you should start that business, this color is saying “just do it already! The only thing holding you back is you!”

Lime green is also associated with luck. If you see lime green in a situation where the odds are against you, don’t be discouraged. Luck may be on your side this time.


What Does Olive Green Mean Spiritually?

Olive green is a combination of brown and green. Brown is a very nurturing color, and green is a color of growth. Because of this, olive green usually means fertility and new life. If you are trying to conceive, olive green may be a color that you gravitate towards. 

Olive green is also associated with peace. This has to do with the repeated symbol of the olive branch representing peace from as early as Egyptian mythology. The most popular story of the olive branch representing peace is in Christianity when a dove brought an olive branch to Noah after the great flood. 

You can even see the olive branch being represented in a design of the Great Seal of the United States. 

If you see the color olive green, it could mean that a fight you had with someone is now coming to an end and you will soon find a middle ground to the situation. 


What Does Forest Green Mean Spiritually?

Many people interpret the color of forest green, or dark green, as something negative. I don’t usually interpret it that way. 

Darker colors usually show us the ways we need to grow, and lessons we are working through. For dark green, this is usually about connection and loving attachment to others. If you see dark green, it could be a sign that you need to learn to love yourself before you can receive love from others. 

Dark green can symbolize a “the grass is always greener” approach towards life. Dark green can show you that your imagination might not be as great as you think and that you should be more present in your current reality. 

The color of dark green can also represent that you feel betrayal from others, or that you are experiencing jealousy or envy. This could mean that more communication is necessary or that you should leave the current situation and invest in a more trusting relationship. 


What Does Emerald Green Mean Spiritually? 

Emerald green is a very spiritual color of green, as it is white and green together. It represents prosperity, spiritual growth, and purity. 

This bright color of green invites you to allow things to unfold, and stop resisting the gifts that Spirit wants to bring in your life. This is all about surrendering and trusting that everything is happening for a reason. 

Emerald green is all about love and fostering love and connection with others, nature, the world, and the universe. 

If you see emerald green appear in your life, it is usually a sign that everything is happening exactly as it should, and to learn to receive the gifts that are headed your way. 


The Symbolism of Green Crystals and Stones

A common way for green to appear in your life with messages from Spirit are in the form of crystals and stones. The most common green stones and their symbolism are: 

  • Amazonite: Healing; physical health, high vitality
  • Green Apatite: The end of physical pain and the beginning of new growth
  • Chrysocolla: Communication is needed to clear up confusing emotions
  • Emerald: Love is on its way. Open your heart to receive it
  • Green Fluorite: Organization and structure are needed to bring your project to the next level of growth. 
  • Fuchsite: Kindness will raise your vibration and the vibration of others. Send greeting cards to long lost friends, or volunteer at your local homeless shelter. 
  • Malachite: This stone encourages you to take that risk and go for it! Your bravery will only make you stronger. 
  • Peridot: It is time to break negative patterns and find a healthy routine to foster longterm growth. 

Summary

Discovering what symbolism Spirit is sending you is a fun journey, and can help you gain a lot of clarity on situations that seem confusing. Green can be interpreted in many ways depending on the symbol and situation it is attached to but can add a new layer of understanding the deeper emotional and psychological meaning. 

Green is a dynamic, fun and complex color, and our world just would not be as lush and vibrant without it. 

I give you the green light to have fun and explore the symbolism of green in your life! 

Rose Putnam

Rose is the owner and founder of Crystal Clear Intuition and the author of the blog. She is a trained Intuitive Coach and does intuitive readings, coaching and healings. She is passionate about meditation and is a meditation teacher and mentor.

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