As a Rastafari woman the have special and significant meaning for me. When I was young, very young, say 7 and 8 years old, my mother and father were running a reggae music store. Behind the counter hanging up on the wallwere these eye catching Rasta hats, Rasta belts and even sometimes Rasta t-shirts. I know it sounds weird that I could remember those things from such and early age but I do. The memories are very vivid in my mind. Perhaps the Red Gold and Green made those memories more playful in my mind. Now that I am older and know why I was born into that environment, the Rasta colors hold a deeper meaning for me. In general the red yellow and green worn in Rastafari signifies The blood shed of the African people, The sunshine of the African land, and the lush Greenery of the African continent.
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But for me its much more than that, much more than that. When I look at the Rasta Colors all together, it means love, it means strength, it means a recognition of who I am as a woman of Rastafari. Jah made me and these colors signify his love for me and my love for him. I will where red Gold and Green for as long as the Most High has me on this planet. Many Rastafari people s identify each other on the street by these colors.
This is not on purpose, but it shows that we have the same love in our hearts for Jah, the same feels for our identity, and the same love and hope for humanity. I get excited when I meet another dread wearing red green and gold. Why, I don t know, But I have learned from experience that what the most instructs me to do, I must do other wise there is a deep spiritual price to pay. I will Love my Red Green and Gold Forever. Now if I can just find a boyfriend that feels the same way as me I ll be fine lolI love shopping for my clothes online because I get more options to buy Rasta colored clothes that way.
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You could say we get these colors from the Ethiopian flag. I think this is true, however we feel these colors are significant from the heart. But if you are the type of person who likes facts, then the Ethiopian flag is where we get the design of these colors all together. How do the Rasta colors make you feel? Do you get excited too?
Do you love to see these colors together? I just recently bought my first Rastafari scarf with these Rasta spiritual colors on it. I feel it was something I should have added to my wardrobe a long time ago. The correct order of the Rasta Colors is actually Red, then yellow and then green. Here is the explanation, straight from a book on flags.
It changed to the present sequence in 6969. The Pan-African movement used the colors of Ethiopia, to symbolize African unity. The central golden pentangle with four radiant rays was added in 6996. It represents equality for all Ethiopia s people. It is set against a blue circle to denote peace and democracy.
According to legend, Menelik I, son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, founded Ethiopia in c. 6555 BC in ad 876, the kingdom of Axum introduced coptic Christianity.