Birthday colors or birthday color astrology is known as Colorstrology. This science has been studied in great detail by Michele Bernhardt and it combines the science of the influence of stars and planets along with color psychology to create a personal color for each day of the year. This means there are nearly 366 birthday colors – a specific color for each individual on this planet based on his/her birthday.
Influence of color on personality
We rarely stop to think about the colors around us, but wouldn’t this world be a dull place without colors. Imagine if everything around us were either black and white? Colors influence our mood and feelings and that is why our personal favorite color says so much about us. Just as birthday zodiac signs give us a glimpse into one’s personality, birthday colors of the day a person was born on, say a lot about her/him. In a sense, the colors at the time of birth symbolize the child’s very essence.
Why are birthday colors so meaningful?
The date of birth for each individual has significant meaning as per numerology. These components play a role in one’s life experiences. In many Eastern countries, people do not get married without first consulting the astrological charts and birthdates of the potential bride and groom. After all; astrology influences many life experiences. So it only makes sense that Colorstrology also impacts elements such as fire, earth, water, and the planets at the time of the birth of the individual. It is no wonder that people who believe and accept this science want to know Colorstrology compatible birthdays. Ms. Bernhardt recommends the use of Colorstrology in the following way:
- Check your birthday color astrology prediction about personality on the Pantone website.
- Once you determine your color, wear, meditate upon, or use it in your surroundings as much as you can.
- If a particular person is important to you, determine their birthday color too. You can suggest them to wear/meditate upon/use that color.
- Couples about to get married can try to incorporate each partner’s birthday color in their wedding theme.
Is Colorstrology real science?
If you think about it, it makes sense why an individual gets along so fantastically with someone but clashes with another. This can be simply explained with Colorstrology as: some colors clash with others but pair up beautifully with others. Colorstrology or birthday colors and monthly colors can help us understand personality differences. This science also helps us understand why someone born on the first of a particular month is so dynamic and outgoing while a person born just the next day of the same month is so shy and introverted.
Colorstrology is based on many different aspects. It considers different elements like Fire, Earth, Water, as well as Numerology and a sun sign’s ruling planet. Each of these components impacts certain areas of our lives as well as those of our personalities. So it makes sense that Colorstrology should influence us as well.
Your favorite color may not be your birthday color
Often times, one’s favorite color is not one’s birthday color or even in the set of monthly colors. This is because; favorite colors are influenced by one’s surroundings, experiences, and even one’s age. Personal favorites tend to change with age. Birthday colors, on the other hand, always remain the same and they represent and honor the real essence of an individual. Thus, birth colors remain constant and, to an extent, can be the connecting link between one’s outer and inner worlds.
There are 366 birthday colors
It makes sense that we have 366 birthday colors. You can look up your birthday color based on the birthday color chart. As stated before, Pantone has a webpage where you can enter your birth month and the day of your birth. It immediately gives you your birthday color along with your personality type. The site also gives you suggestions as to how to incorporate the color in your daily life. Other websites like the E-Reference desk give a list of colors for each month. For example, if you are born anywhere between June 1st to June 14th, your birthday color would be Gray and so on. Here are some monthly colors for each of the 12 months:
Each month also has several color associations and naturally, you are born under one of these colors of your birth month. These monthly colors play a major role in your life experiences. For example, someone born in October who wants more balance in their relationships may wear, meditate on, or surround themselves with navy blue and, for prosperity, they can work with certain shades of purple and so on.
- January – Orange, Yellow, Red
- February – Pink, Blue, Green
- March – Aqua, Lime, Black, Purple
- April – Navy, Silver, White
- May – Blue, Gold, Cream
- June – Cream, Gray, Maroon, Red
- July – Red, orange, yellow, pink
- August – Blue, Green, Aqua
- September – Aqua, Lime, Olive, Purple
- October – Purple, Navy, Silver, White
- November – White, Gold, Cream
- December – Cream, Grey, Maroon, Teal
What if you hate your birthday color?
The author of Colorstrology, Michele Bernhardt, believes that there is really no issue if that happens. Many people do not like or relate to their birthday colors. But that is completely okay. The system of Colorstrology is so designed that anyone can use any color to get the best out of its use. As always, one should consider how a color makes them feel. Look around you. Is there a color in your environment that evokes strong feelings of happiness, passion, and love in you? Then you can simply try to use that color wherever you can.
How to use your birthday colors
If you do happen to like your birthday color or monthly colors, then wear them, surround yourself with them, and most importantly, meditate upon them. Try and assess how your birthday color makes you feel. If you feel good, happy, relaxed, and positive, then there are literally a million ways you can incorporate it into your life.
- Add the color in the form of flowers, paintings, and artwork
- Wear shirts/dresses in the birthday color. If the color is too bright or too dull, use it as an accent in the form or a bag, scarf, or jewelry pieces.
- Simply add it as embroidery in your sock
Birthstone vs birthday colors
People wear birthstones for luck. Each month has a birthstone associated with it such as people born in January have Garnet as their birthstone and those born in July have ruby. So, the stones are selected based on the colors for the months. You can read about birthstone meanings in my article here.
Birthday colors by age
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to birthday colors for milestone birthdays or ages. In general, the following guidelines can be used, if you are planning a party. Again: these are just guidelines and these birthday colors for milestone birthdays do not have any spiritual significance at all.
You can simply choose your birth month color or your favorite color. For girls, pink is a good theme color for the 16th birthday. You can also use a combination of colors like red and blue, or gold and black.
21st birthday is a milestone birthday as it is the legal age in the US for drinking and other debaucheries. More than a specific color, one can go for a themed party like casino-theme, masquerade ball theme, and so on.
30th birthday colors are pink and gold, white and gold, or teal, brown, and gold. No hard and fast rules – these are just suggestions.
Black and white and silver and gold are great combos for the 60th birthday.
Go for silver and black with accents of gold.
If you want to know what exactly your birthday color chart says about your personality, check out the Colorstrology webpage. The birthday color by age are just guidelines and there are no hard and fast rules here.