The color red is associated with the first chakra for more than one reason. Yes, red is the color of energy, love, and power. However, it is also associated with negativity, which can come out in full force when the root chakra is overactive.
Signs of Overactivity in the Root Chakra
Symptoms of an overactive root chakra can adversely affect your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When the root chakra is balanced you are grounded, in control, and at ease. When the chakra is imbalanced, it is not uncommon to become easily annoyed with people and situations, lash out at others, or become materialistic.
If this chakra is overly open, excessive attachments may develop and lead to rigidity in our body and behavior. “We may be obsessed with money and possessions or our health, unable to allow change or to let go, and as a result we get stuck in the same routines, same old job, same old patterns” (Anodea Judith on excess in the root chakra).
Physical symptoms of over-activity can include bladder problems, constipation, fatigue, and anemia.