Gold has a very positive association throughout the centuries with wealth, radiance, majesty, the sun and the divine in nearly all cultures. The example above is a statue of ‘Green Tara’ in the garden of Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir, in the south of Scotland.
Like the power of the sun, gold has inherent energy and vitality, making it an excellent all-purpose colour for every kind of healing. It is connected with divine power, immortality, the masculine principle, enlightenment, fire, glory, fortitude, strength and resilience.
The Ancient Egyptians linked it with the sun god Ra; the Hindus with truth, light, life and immortality; in Astrology it is associated with the sun and to the zodiac sign of Leo.