My color altar: red + the secret meaning behind it

This week I launched the rainbow altar challenge all over Facebook and Instagram and it’s picking up soul-by-soul.

Colors and their impact on our life is fundamental because color is how we see, feel and understand light.

If you are truly on the side of justice and the highest good you’ll quickly understand why color is so important even before I spill the magic beans.

Which I am not so sure this world of inorganic advances can handle.

Yet, you can take any element and spin it on it’s head for your own use.

Good or evil.

My red altar has given me insight into this powerful base color of the rainbow. And in my light and color studies, the frequency of the red ray is the slowest and longest in comparison to the other colors. A little bit of a slow and steady wins the race correlation.

Red energy in my sacred space has been slow and steady and what’s interesting is that I have been collecting red memorabilia for years and it’s not the eye popping red that catches my soul’s fancy but the deep burgundy or passionate color of the rose.

Take a look at my altar.

red color altar photo

Messages of romance, strength, speed and space all invoke my senses. 

According to traditional feng shui, my altar is in my relationship section of the bagua. By divinity this was an accident and I had no intentions on following the bagua until I looked it up to write this post to you. I swear!

Since building my red altar my relationships have bolstered and sparks ignited socially. If you are reading this than this energy continues to draw you closer to me. I don’t mind but don’t feel like you are under a spell because I haven’t gotten around to the magic making. My week with red will soon be leaving but I am happy to say that when I need to kickstart the flames in my life I know I can count on a great pair of red pants, garnet crystals and a dragon totem to keep me alive. My love heals with red energy and it’s like experiencing an energy transfusion.

Red is the vehicle for a long journey that frees us from pain of yesteryear.

If you find yourself ghastly unattracted to the red hue, then I challenge you to work up the guts to build a red altar and let me know your dislikes, likes and quibbles about the color red. I am sure our souls will put up a good fight for all the Universe to see, of course we cannot let fear triumph!

Jump in for some red here.

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Starting september on a charitable note

Greetings September!

Happy labor and love day, firefly!

Remember the COLOR-ME-THON? I hope so it ended only yesterday! Well, I had the final tally and submitted the donation just a minute ago with the final dollar amount being $200!

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I did make it so that you all that contributed would be recognized as such by honoring this contribution to the spirit of firefly.

Seriously two Ben Franklins aiding research and efforts for anxiety and depression prevention! This moment could not feel any better and I am excited to embark on another donation effort if the time and cause feels right.

Just wanted to publicly announce this contribution so you know just how amazing you are.

Until next time.

Love, light and color!

Color altar challenge


Build + transform your sacred space into a colorful spiritual vehicle by mastering the legendary energies of the rainbow for the next 7 weeks.

Rainbow color energy is a powerful and cohesive spectrum of balance, joy and prosperity.

During this challenge, you will focus on a specific color of the rainbow each week to strengthen your senses and improve your relationship with color. I encourage you to share photos of your unique and beautiful altar space and feel free to use hashtags #rainbowaltar and #myaltar when posting on Instagram and Facebook.

Manifest your perfect altar

An altar has three easy elements you want to keep in mind: theme, location and decoration. Each element will be personal and unique to you so keep this in mind while you build, appreciate and share your altars with others.


An altar theme is super fun especially when you  feel like you have the purpose to beautify your sacred space. Many sample themes for altars go beyond beauty and capture essences of meditation, monthly goals, prayer/rituals, remembrance and seasonal tidings. The latter being most commonly accepted as we all pretty much decorate our homes as the seasons pass. For this challenge our theme is color and we will build our own altars based a primary color of the rainbow. Giving us seven hues to work with for seven days. If you feel compelled to move forward in the challenge or do not have a specific color then feel free to message me on ways we can balance your body and space with the colors you do have.


I don’t expect you to keep your altars in one or multiple places. The best part of what I do as a color reader is use my intuition and empathic abilities to feel out energy. This challenge shall give you practice in feeling out the perfect room for your colorful altars. Go ahead and use your imagination. You may wish to close your eyes, turn around three times in a room, and open rapidly to see where your fingers and eyeballs feel heavily drawn toward. Go there and set up home for a week. If you do have pets and small children be mindful that focused attention may call in unwanted forces. It’s always good to keep the area healthy and safe especially if you plan on using candles!


Speaking of candles…there are plenty of items to use to create a beautiful, eye popping and engaging altar. Let the items you choose speak to you. You have a whole week to meditate on why you chose them in the first place and how color speaks to you. Buying expensive figurines and crystals are not the main focus of having the perfect altar. An altar is always best adorned by intention, love and resourcefulness. However if you have a luxurious sweet tooth than work it like there’s no tomorrow! I often find rocks and pinecones (love love love pinecones by the way) outside that I bring inside to enhance my altar. Here is a quickie list of altar decor: fresh flowers or plants, candles, incense, silk or cotton scarves, rose petals, decorative stands, gemstone bowls, photos, written notes or affirmations, soft lighting, trinket boxes, totem animals.

Maintain your perfect altar

Upkeep is always important. If you let items sit for too long than the energy in the space becomes monotonous and obvious. Boring, I say! So if you keep your space tidy, dust free and energetically sound than the natural chi of your sacred space will be happy indeed. Some easy ways to keep your altar sparkly clean energetically is to incorporate crystals for cleansing like quartz and black tourmaline. I love to have himalayan sea salt around to keep positivity in the air. If you feel like your space is too cluttered than try the minimalist approach: negative space is free space. White sage is a great auric cleanser as well to maintain your perfect altar.

Now that we covered some fundamentals of altar building and cleaning.

Lets get down to playtime.

How to join the challenge

I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do, but I do intend for you to find balance and some ability to master color energy by doing this challenge. As such I ask that you participate socially to some degree even if  it’s emailing me your altar photos every week and us having a quick chat. Whatever I can do to help you better understand color and improve your relationship with it would topple me with supreme joy!

Yes I love color this much so here’s what you can do…

Post altar photos on Intuitive Bernard

Get inspired by pinterest boards for each color as you embark along your color journey each week:




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