Mood Ring Color Meanings and Signs

Mood Ring Color Meanings

If you have a mood ring (or thinking about getting one) you may be curious about your mood ring color meanings, signs and spiritual signals.

Although scientists consider mood rings to be nothing but nonsense, many people use mood rings to help them recognize and understand what is going on inside of themselves mentally, emotionally and physically.  Sometimes, simply having a mood ring on can remind the wearer to slow down, “step outside” of their own body and observe how they are feeling.  This allows them to control (to a degree) their own emotional state, similar to a rudimentary biofeedback device.

In a sense, changes in mood ring colors can signal real changes in a person’s biochemical makeup, and since the mind controls the body to a large degree this effect can mirror the changes in the wearer’s mental and emotional state.  Skin temperature changes are commonly used by the scientific community to monitor a person’s emotional state, with a lower skin temperature representing a more agitated and stressful state (the blood is directed to the muscles and internal organs in preparation of a “fight or flight” response).  Warmer skin temperature indicates a more relaxed state of mind.

Here I will take a few moments to explain a few of the more common meanings of these colors and how they tie into what you may be thinking, feeling or experiencing during that time.

Given that each color has a deeper, more spiritual meaning, I will also be going into the different aspects of each mood ring color meaning as it relates to spiritual auras, the individual associated chakras, and even references to The Bible and their biblical references.

Although I am referencing The Bible on this website, I am in no way suggesting that this is a religious website.  If you are a Christian, you may consider this data a bonus.  If you are non-Christian, agnostic or athiest, you may ignore the biblical references when determining the meanings behind your mood ring color.

Mood Ring Color Meanings of ChakrasAs far as the various references to the 7 chakras, this may or may not cover the range of colors on your particular mood ring.  There are only 7 chakras in the most commonly recognized Eastern medicinal culture, but there are more than 7 colors on your mood ring… especially if you consider the various shades of each color.  This information may, however, give you a more in-depth understanding of each color and how it reflects your feelings, stress levels and the condition of your body and mind.

When it comes to visual auras and the associated color meanings, this is more a matter of individual interpretation.  But, I will be giving the most commonly accepted meanings of each color and how it relates to your mood ring.  Once again, this may or may not directly relate to your mood ring, but it may give you a deeper appreciation and understanding of each color of your ring.

When attempting to interpret your mood ring color meanings, it is sometimes useful to incorporate a little dream interpretation into the mix.  Colors are often used to interpret dreams, so I make mention of this for the sake of completeness.  Very often, the interpretation of dreams using color will fall right in line to sorting out the meaning of your current mood ring’s color.

Last, but not least, I may even throw in a Wiccan Color Magick reference or two.  You never know.

It should also be noted that most colors on your mood ring may have multiple meanings… more specifically, a positive and negative meaning.  For example, red can represent both anger or a deeply passionate emotion, such as longing, obsession, and lust.

Also, be careful to note that you may often get several different colors at once.  You may interpret each of these colors as conflicting emotions… it’s not uncommon to be conflicted about a person, your place in life, or a decision that has to be made.  There are many facets to life and love, and it’s no different with mood ring color meanings.

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14 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Brandee - October 22, 2010 at 2:03 am

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Should I really take mood rings seriously?

Should I really take mood rings seriously?


I have a mood ring, and for a while I would constantly watch it like a hawk.  Some would use the word “obsessed”, but I prefer to think that I was very fascinated by my mood ring.  After doing some research online, I am learning that mood rings are sort of a joke.  Many sites say, “Don’t take mood rings too seriously!”  Long story short, I’m confused.  What should I do?


Despite my own fascination with mood rings (and a healthy dose of knowledge to back up my opinion that mood rings really do work), I have to also say:

“Don’t take mood rings too seriously!”

Anything taken to an extreme isn’t healthy.  This applies to many so-called “good” things, such as exercise, learning, or yes… even love.

But, if you are asking if mood rings really work, the answer is a resounding “Yes!  Yes, mood rings really work.”

Mood rings work by absorbing the body heat from your finger.

Basically, the colder your fingers the more stressed, tense, or upset you are (this is a simplification of the effect).  If your hands are warmer, it means that you are happy, healthy and relaxed (another general simplification here).

You can watch your mood ring constantly, and if it’s a good one, it will change colors throughout the day as you face the many challenges life throws at you.  Mood rings REACT.  They don’t predict the future or tell you how you are going to feel.

And, as much as I love my various mood rings, none of them tell me much more than what I already know.  If I’m stressed, I already know it.  If I’m happy, I already know it.  If I’m feeling angry, I very much know it.  Basically, what I’m trying to say is that most of the time I don’t really need a mood ring to tell me how I’m feeling.  You probably don’t either.

When first starting out with a mood ring, don’t get too wrapped up in the various spiritual meanings right from the start.  This will drive you crazy.

Use your mood ring to help “tame” your feelings, and identify and recovery from stress.

Here’s my own example…

Using Your Mood Ring to Recovery from Stress

I can get soooo wrapped up in my feelings sometimes that I forget why I am even feeling the way I do.  Before wearing my mood ring on a daily basis, I used to just get upset and “stew” about the problem until something else came along to take my mind off of whatever I was upset about.  It was a slow process.

Now, when I get upset, it’s a bit different.  My mood ring doesn’t really do much to prevent problems, nor does it stop me from becoming upset.  But, it does serve as a visual reminder of what being upset does to me.

Here’s a scenario:

  • I get upset.
  • I “stew” for a minute.
  • Inevitably, I look down at my hands and see my mood ring.
  • I notice that my mood ring has changed to black or dark red
  • I am reminded that I am upset and how it’s affecting my body
  • I remember that in order for my hands to get cold, the micro-capillaries in my fingers have to constrict to cut off blood flow in my hands.
  • Then, I remember that when micro-capillaries constrict, blood pressure goes UP!  Blood pressure spikes are not good.
  • I then make a conscious effect to breathe deeply and relax
  • I count from 50 to 1 backwards inside my head
  • By the time I’m done, my mood ring has turned back to blue or green (depends on the day)

So, as you can see, my mood ring is just a visual reminder of what my body is going through.  Sometimes I tend to think that my mood ring color has more of a spiritual significance in my life, but that is my own interpretation that I personally ponder over.

So, in a nutshell, use your mood ring as a tool.  Don’t let it use you.  If your mood ring is hurting more than it’s helping (causing more stress), take it off.

I hope this helps.

4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Brandee - November 28, 2010 at 12:27 am

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