How to Use the Wheel of Colours in Your Life

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What’s the Wheel of Colours?

The Wheel of Colours is a traditional Native American tool which can help us to understand ourselves better and bring us into alignment with our authentic self.

When we become and live as our authentic selves (and not the dimmed down version of ourselves we became through conditioning) we can easily come into a state of flow.

In this state, we don’t overthink, hesitate, struggle, argue or feel limited, we just are and life has the opportunity to unfold around us in the best way possible.

In this state, it becomes easy to live feeling well, acting well and being well – to love, feel loved and enjoy our lives fully and to achieve anything we desire almost effortlessly.

Because we know who we are and what we are to do with our lives.

In this article, I’m going to tell you how the Wheel of Colours works, what the numbers have to do with the colours and the different fields on the wheel and then, show you, how you can use the Wheel of Colours in your life whenever you feel stuck or would like to start a new project or open up to a new or uncertain situation – or simply to understand who you really are.

If you have not ordered your personal Wheel of Colours yet, you can do so now here.

How does it work?

As you can see in the picture, the Wheel of Colours has 13 fields, and each of these fields has a different meaning – and a different classical colour.

If you’d like to receive your personal Wheel of Colours, you have to write down the numbers from 1 to 13 in an order that feels good to you – and then send a picture of the numbers to me.

What ‘feels good to you’ means it is in alignment with how you work internally.

And that is why the way you write down the numbers can also tell you something about how you interact with the world.

You can view the Wheel of Colours as a kind of translation tool, that translates your inner workings first into colours, and then lets the colours tell you what you need to come into alignment with your inner self, to balance your life, to have a smooth ride and to let the wheel turn in the most meaningful and supportive way for you.

In the next step, I will explain to you how the ‘translation’ works – and I would ask you to read this,

after you’ve written down your numbers.

Because once you know how it works, your numbers might not come out as intuitively, and you will ruin YOUR chance of getting a clear image of your subconscious and with that to see your authentic and not your ego-manipulated self.

So write down the numbers of 1-13 now, underneath each other, in an order that speaks to you and feels good to you and then put them aside to read the article – you can still decide if you want to send them to me or continue without, after reading the article – just don’t ruin your chance of getting an intuitive reading first.


Once you’ve written down the numbers, and sent them to me, I write down the colours in the following order next to them: red, yellow, green, blue, pink, white, purple, orange, grey, brown, rose, black, crystal.

And that is how your wheel comes alive.

Each field gets assigned the colour that’s now next to it.

To the right (or on your mobile below) you can see the way I wrote down my numbers with the colours written down next to it.

Verena's numbers

And this is what my wheel looks like accordingly.

As we each write down the numbers in our unique order, the colours will also be arranged in the unique order that represents us.

You can see how some of my colours are in their classical position – while others are not.

If you’d like to get your personal Wheel of Colours and a 40-page explanation of what each colour means in the specific field that is unique to you, you can order your wheel now here.

In the following section, I will explain the meaning of the fields and then the meaning of the colours, before sharing some practical ways in which you can use the Wheel of Colours to solve problems in your life.

The meaning of the 13 fields in the Wheel of Colours

The 1st field of the wheel tells us what we need to start a project, or enter any new situation.

The 2nd field shows us how we collaborate with other people.

The 3rd field shows us what we need to continue and follow through, with a project, relationship or any new situation.

The 4th field tells us what we need, to live a healthy, balanced life.

The 5th field shows us how we express our creativity or what we need, to be able to be and in our own unique way.

The 6th field represents the gift we came to share with others and is something we inherently understand and can therefore help others with (though it might be something that we’re not very good at when it comes to our own lives 😉 ).

The 7th field lets us know what we need to feel safe and to walk through this world with confidence.

The 8th field shows us an important lesson we have to learn. It directs us to an area in our lives, where we struggle and fail until we understand what it is about and embrace the lesson – only then can we move on feeling more empowered.

The 9th field teaches us about what we need to respect ourselves and others.

The 10th field helps us understand what we need, to listen to and hear our inner voice and ourselves.

The 11th field shows us how we can activate our sensory and extrasensory perception to understand what is going on around us.

The 12th field shows us the final lesson, we have to learn, to activate the wheel anew, come into flow and find inner peace, and it reveals our true calling.

The 13th field represents our core. It’s the prism of all the colours that make up our wheel and shows the essence, the most important questions and our strengths, weaknesses and main interests in this lifetime.

The fields and their meaning are the same for everyone.

The colours we have in each field, however, are different for everyone, and depend on how we wrote down the numbers as seen above.

The distribution of the colours is what makes each of our wheels unique.

The colours tell us what we need to function easily and naturally in each of these areas of our lives.

The meaning of the 13 Colours in the Wheel of Colours

As I said above, the goal of the ​Wheel of Colours​ is to enable us to live a life as our authentic selves, full of ease, joy, love and abundance – with fewer misunderstandings, and less or no pushing, forcing, manipulating, struggling or fighting.

And to reach this goal, the ​Wheel of Colours​ helps us to understand what our unique needs are in each area and how we work in the different areas of our lives.

Again, we all have the same colours, but we have them in different fields, and they have a different meaning or taste, or different consequences, in each of these fields.

Here is what the colours mean in general:

Red stands for trust, passion & confidence.

Yellow stands for warmth, authentic connection & support.

Blue stands for intuition, green for our creative power and willpower.

Pink stands for creative expression, how we express, white stands for relationships of all kinds, purple stands for closure, completion, healing and spirituality.

Orange is the colour for learning and teaching, grey is the colour for respect and living together peacefully, and brown is the colour for practical action.

Rose is the colour for sensory and extrasensory perception, black is the colour for introspection, reflection and mediation and the last one, crystal, is the colour for clarity and transparency.

So, these colours and elements are what we are all made of, and our individual expression, form, humanness comes from the way these colours or elements are arranged in our wheel as a representation of how they are arranged in ourselves and reflected in our needs and gifts in this lifetime.

The same way that the planets in our birth chart influence how we come into this world, and can point to our unique strengths and weaknesses, the same way the wheel can too – only that it will be a more accurate representation of your current needs.

If you compare your birth chart and your Wheel of Colours, you’ll be surprised to see the similarities.

Both will say some of the same things – with different emphasis or conclusions maybe – but both can help you to understand yourself better, and bringing both together will help you to see yourself even more clearly.

Our world is such a wonderful and magical place, and we often forget to see how we are all here for a reason, and that it is our differences, our unique ways of being in this world, which enable us to contribute to our world for the highest good of all.

Once we know how we can use our unique gifts and talents well and learn what we still need to learn, we can contribute wholeheartedly.

We all know that some things come to us more easily, and others take a long time to learn and embody. Some things we only learn later in life, others we understand right away.

The ​Wheel of Colours​ simply shows us what these things are, so we can use and train our abilities and skills and start living as our authentic selves now – it takes away part of the guesswork.

It helps us to recognize our true colours.

How you can use the Wheel of Colours in Your Life

We know that we all have to train and use our abilities, such as trust, confidence, or our intuition, our self-love, our creativity and so on in our daily lives to live a well-balanced and happy live.

We all need to learn to trust our intuition, for example, but some especially need to activate their intuition to heal, others to know how to stay safe, or another person might need to activate their intuition to feel confident – what is true for you depends on where the colour blue appears on your wheel.

We also all need to use our practical abilities, our willpower, trust and so on, but we might especially have to use these things in different areas of our lives to thrive.

The question is, which of your innate abilities do you have to use in which area to thrive?

And this is what the Wheel of Colours can answer for you.

With the Wheel of Colours, next time you don’t feel well, you can ask yourself:

What was it that I needed to activate my healing?

Right, I needed to ignite my passions. Or I have to listen to my intuition or… whatever might be true for you – but then you can just do that and see that you will feel better again much more easily.

I really do believe that the Wheel of Colours is the very best thing in the world, when it comes to learning how to live our lives fully, authentically, develop all our talents and get all our needs met so that we can live our purpose and with that, a healthy, happy and balanced life.

It definitely did this for me.


Here are a few examples from my life and wheel:

How to use the Wheel of Colours to feel safe and confident

If I wanted to use my ​Wheel of Colours​ to find out what I need to feel like I can go out into the world and be my authentic self, confidently share my superpowers and step up and speak out for what matters to me in life – I would look at the field for Safety & Confidence, number 7 and find out what colour I have there and look at the description (get yours here) to see what I need.

My colour here is yellow, the colour for warmth, authentic connection and support.

That means I need to feel warmth, authentic connection and support to feel safe.

Others might have the colour blue here, and they would have to connect to their intuition to feel safe, or if you have green, the colour for willpower here, you would need to feel effective to feel safe and so on.

Now, if I had had the ability to feel that I was being loved and supported for being my authentic and unique self, and not for being good or behaving according to rules and norms, I probably wouldn’t have many issues here, but as I didn’t, I was constantly looking for other people’s support and reassurance to feel safe and confident until I got my Wheel of Colours.

Once I realized this link, I could start to strengthen my trust and believe in myself (colour red) to allow myself to become my authentic self and love myself for who I am – without the need for confirmation from others.

I can still enjoy it when I have it, but I don’t need it any more to act freely and to feel safe.

Through the Wheel of Colours, and seeing this connection clearly, I had the opportunity to overcome my dependency on confirmation from others, to feel safe and can act much more freely and happily now.

And whenever I struggle here, I can come back to remind myself, that I need to believe in myself, so others can as well, and then I can move forward confidently.

I now know that I’m loved and supported at all times, even when other people can’t show it.

How to use the Wheel of Colours for healing or finding balance:

If I wanted to know how to heal or be healthy, I would look at field number 4.

Here I have the colour crystal, the colour for clarity and transparency, which means that I have an intuitive understanding, about how to heal.

This one is really quite funny and mind-blowing to me. I always knew this, but I had huge trust and self-esteem issues – so I never trusted myself to know this.

I believed that parents, doctors, other people must know better than me, right?

After all, I was just a child – and no one told me I can be a child and also know things.

Now, I do know that we all know certain things that others don’t – and it’s a shame to not use that.

So, after seeing the clarity I have about healing mirrored back to me through the Wheel of Colours, I healed myself from epilepsy and a few other things, I can prevent colds now and feel better quickly whenever I follow my inner knowing.

But I’m especially happy that I don’t have to be on my medication for epilepsy any more, which I had been on since I was 15 years old, and I am now symptom and medication free for over a year.

The Wheel of Colours didn’t show me how to do that, it simply reminded me of my unique wisdom and talents, and helped me to believe in myself and my powers.

Everyone who has the colour crystal at the beginning of their wheel, has this kind of clarity naturally in one area of their lives, for me, it’s healing, for others it might be creativity or how to start a project, but wherever we inherently have this clarity, we can also see how we use it in this area, automatically, to transfer it and use it in other areas of our lives.

If crystal appears in the second half of the wheel, you will have to put in effort to gain this clarity.

But therefore, you might not have the trust issues, that other people have, that have automatic clarity.

We all have some abilities and need to work harder to gain others – the Wheel of Colours cannot resolve this for us  – but it can show us which is which, so we are able to use what we have, and work on what we still need.

These are two examples from my life, how I used the Wheel of Colours to make my life easier and happier, and how it helped me to feel a lot more confident, free and joyful.

So, as you can see, the ​Wheel of Colours​ is a super useful tool, that we now have available to use in whichever area of our lives we feel we need it.

But we can also use this in more complex ways.

How to use the Wheel of Colours to support us in a complex situation:

Let’s say, for example, that I would like to speak out and up about my work, the Wheel of Colours and get out of my comfort zone more, so that more people can hear about this and benefit from it.

And to be able to do that consistently, I would like to create a solid plan.

So, the first logical step would be to look at the first field of my wheel, which shows me how I start projects.

The colour of my first field is brown, which stands for practical action, so in order to start with something new, I need to start acting towards it, which I have already been doing the past couple of days 🙂

It also means I have to engage with other people, which is field number 2, how we work together with other people, and, as my second colour is green, which is my will and creative power, I have to get clear on what exactly it is that I want to achieve and who I would like to achieve it with and for, so I can channel my powers to reach out to the right people and get what I need accordingly.

Then I also need to activate my intuition (field three) to find out how to do it best and create a routine around it.

As this is also a creative endeavour, I can have a look at what I need to be creative – one of my main features here is that I have to find my own unique way of doing things, I get bored if I try to follow an already laid out plan, so I will do that as well.

And then I should also take my the centre colour, the colour of my core into account, as that plays a role in all that we do as well.

My core is the colour purple and one of the main difficulties of that colour is that I want things to be done, before I’ve even started them, so I need to set a clear intention to enjoy and focus on the process instead of just focussing on the outcome and also accept the fact, that my biggest urge is to complete things, so I need to set myself goals I can reach with ease to meet my needs.

If your centre colour is red, you’d have to activate your trust, passion and confidence, if your centre colour is grey, you’d have to make sure you respect yourself as much, not more or less than other people, if your centre colour is yellow, you’d want to make sure that you feel like you can be authentic in everything that you do and so on.

Another thing that helps is to look at is, like I said above, is where we have crystal as a colour, which for me is in the healing part.

As I know how healing works, I can use the same technique I use there (to create a clear image of what I want the outcome to be) in this endeavour as well.

And that’s it.

This way, by getting to know our authentic needs and abilities in different situations and with different life challenges, we can easily come back to remind ourselves of that, instead of having to or trying to follow advice from others that most likely won’t work for us.

Now it’s your turn.

Did you write down your numbers?

Would you like to make your life easier by learning more about what you need in different situations?

If you don’t have your Wheel of Colours yet, you can order it here.

I’d be happy to make you your unique wheel.

Just think about what your life would be like if you had the tools to start living a life according to your own needs and to shine more brightly than ever?

Who would you be in your full capacity and power? When you allow yourself to grow, laugh, live, dance, play, enjoy, heal, thrive, succeed, learn and do all of this filled with confidence and love?

What others say about the Wheel of Colours

“The Wheel of Colours not only reminded me what my strengths and weaknesses are, but also enlightened me about how I can solve my weaknesses and use them as a means of creating a better life.

It also showed me how precise our unconscious choices are and that we should trust our basic instinctive voices more.

Thank you, Verena, for reminding me of my flaws and apprising how to solve them!”


“Having Verena explain my Wheel of Colours to me was a very encouraging experience where I got to look at and appreciate a lot of aspects of my personality.

We talked about my gifts, but also the challenges I face according to my personal distribution of colours.

I particularly enjoyed the practical tips for the different areas of life that pointed me to things I want to work on and pay attention to.”


“I wasn’t aware of the concept of the Wheel of Colours and stumbled upon it accidentally.

At first, I was rather sceptical because I didn’t know how the whole process was supposed to work. But the result was amazingly accurate and gave me a lot more insight.

I knew myself quite well before that, but through this experience I was able to deepen my self-reflection even further and today I am putting some things into practice in a practical way.

This new perspective has brought me more clarity.”


“It was really good to find out that things I already had a vague idea about are actually true for me, and that I now know what I have to do to take advantage of these opportunities.”


“I find it amazing how coherent the wheel of colours is and how much truth you can find in it, even if what you learn might be difficult.

It’s very useful and makes a lot of sense to learn more about yourself this way, if you want to understand yourself better. Very insightful!”


“Right after I received the wheel, there was a situation where someone asked me what I was thinking and I could just point to the relevant part of the wheel and be understood.

I could never have said that so well and precisely in my own words.”


“The Wheel of Colours has helped me see my purpose in life, something I already had an idea about, but had a hard time acknowledging before seeing it so clearly.”


Order Your Wheel of Colours here

The Wheel of Colours is a traditional tool to help us understand what we need or can share in certain situations.

We are all made up out of the same colours, but they are arranged uniquely in each person – which is why we need or can give different things in different moments.

If you’d like to find out what can support YOU when starting a project, or working with other people, to successfully finish something, to heal, to spark your creativity or what your unique gift is, that you bring to the world, then the Wheel of Colours will help you to see this and yourself more clearly and show you how to use these insights in practical ways.

It will also show you how you can listen to your inner truth and that of others, what your most important lesson is in life and what challenges you might have to overcome.

Once you’ve learned what you need to learn, you can start the wheel again, this time more smoothly.

In the past, people often only got these insights and realizations towards the end of their lives – but you don’t have to wait until then.

You may use these insights right now to live your life happily and successfully.

🌈 You have the power to create your reality.

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Once you activate this colour fully, you will be able to do anything you wish for – because you believe in yourself.

And when you believe in yourself, anything becomes possible.

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The colour yellow is the classical second colour because once we believe in ourselves, we can make even more possible, when we start to collaborate with other people and give and receive support, unconditional love, and have each other’s backs.

And we can use our feelings and emotions to help us guide ourselves back to our true and loving essence here. Because what feels good is good, and the more of what feels good and is good we allow into our lives, the better our lives become.

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Red teaches us to trust ourselves and enables us to start any project, or enter into any new situation and relationship confidently, yellow then connects us with those we need to succeed on our journey and blue leads us back to ourselves, to make sure we are on our unique way and not on somebody else’s by bringing in our intuition and highest knowing.

Once activated, we can always know if we’re doing what’s right for us and therefore can follow through and finish everything that we have started in the best possible way for our life’s journey.

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