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What is Orb Color Theory?
Orb Color Theory (OCT) is a relatively new concept I started to examine a few years ago. The basic principle is simple: spirits give us insight into their emotional state, or 'aura', by the color of their energies, often found in the form of 'orbs'. OCT is still in a very experimental stage, yet it does prove fascinating in cases where previous knowledge of the spirit or entity is available. More often than not, the color meaning of an orb correlates to the 'mood' or rationale of the spirit or ghost either at the time of death or discovery.

What is an aura?
An aura is an electromagnetic field surrounding and emanating from an object or organism. Its frequency is viewed in the form of color, as is the case with light. Higher frequencies are associated with warmer colors (red, orange, yellow) while lower frequencies tend to reflect cooler colors (green, blue, violet). We interpret these colors with specific meanings compiled from years of research and examination. These auras change with our moods, experiences, physical health, and mental state. The concept of auras has been around for centuries and can be found in many New Age practices (chakras, etc.).

How do we see auras?
Though some people claim to be able to see auras with their naked eyes, most of us never will have that talent. The most common way to make auras visible is Kirlian photography. Semyon Kirlian invented a camera in 1939 to perfect this unique form of photography, capruring the electromagnetic discharge on special film plates. The Kirlian Effect, as it became known, still remains highly controversial but is still researched today. With the advancement of digital photography, orbs have become more prevelant in mainstream investigation techniques. Since auras and orbs are comprised of the same form of electro-magnetic and electro-static energies, it seems only logical that they would behave in the same manner. Though the exact reasoning is still uncertain, digital cameras appear to be performing a form of Kirlian photography, capturing the energy, or auras, in a visible form.

How does Orb Color Theory work?
OCT generally applies to photographs of orbs, though it can also be tied to mists and apparitions. Though the vast majority of orbs are seen as white, they can also be seen in every color in the spectrum. It is only through the examination of the colors and research into the haunting that such correlations can be observed. Until an in-depth scientific examination of orb colors can be conducted with a large specimen base, OCT will remain a puzzling yet intriguing enigma.


Orb Colors and Their Meanings

These meanings are opened to individual interpretation. They are a general consensus of several different color interpretations. Although they are generally accurate, firther study is needed to verify their meanings.

Scarlet Red - overinflated ego, strong willpower, survival oriented, realistic
Deep Red - Short-tempered
Vermillion - creative, powerful, energetic, competitive, passionate
Light Pink - true love, sensitive, compassionate, affectionate
Salmon Pink - immature, dishonest
Orange-Red- confident

Orange - strong motivation, healthy, adventurous, courageous, outgoing
Peach - caring communicator
Amber - strong and courageous
Orange-Yellow - optimistic, scientific, intelligent, perfectionist

Pale Yellow - shyness, optimistic, hopeful
Lemon Yellow - strength of direction, fearful of loss
Buttercup - focused on a course of action (determined), inspired
Mustard - manipulative, overly analytical, making up for lost time
Gold- higher level of consciousness, wise, protective, enlightened

Apple Green - friendly, communicative
Yellow-Green - liar, cheater
Olive Green - scrooge
Emerald Green - healer, love-centered person, teacher
Forest Green - jealous, low self-esteem, overly sensitive

Turquoise - therapist, communicative, sensitive
Sky Blue - strong instinct, intuitive, peaceful, truthful
Cobalt Blue - intuitive in a higher dimension
Royal Blue - knows their chosen path, generous, highly spiritual
Navy Blue - shyness, slow yet safe and sure, fearful of truth and being onesself
Indigo - strong psychic ability, intuitive, deep-feeling

Lavendar - daydreamer, visionary
Violet - sensitive, wise, intuitive, idealistic
Grape - laziness
Mauve - humble

White - pure, transcendent, often a new undesignated energy
Silver - linked to spiritual realm, spiritual and physical abundance, nurturing
Gray - feeling trapped
Payne's Gray - depressed, fearful
Black- tortured, abused, unreleased grief

Raw Sienna - poor thinking processes, insecure, stressed
Chocolate Brown - environmentalist, common sense



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