Breakdown of Spirit Orb Size and Color Meanings

Violet orb glowing at night levitating in surreal landscape

Orbs are controversial in the paranormal community, but some stand out as being particularly significant, especially when they appear self-illuminated. You may see these spirit orbs with your naked eye or capture them in a photo or video seemingly appearing or moving with purpose. Analyzing the size and color can help you discern the spirit orbs' meanings and if they have a message for you.

Spirit Orbs Meanings by Size

Smaller orbs versus larger orbs may have different meanings. Why does size matter? Because the size may indicate how much energy a spirit has to manifest and thus create an orb of significant size or density.

Large orbs indicate more energy and may demonstrate:

  • Intense emotion
  • High frequency spiritual energy, such as Divine energy
  • Higher degree of spiritual evolution
  • A ghost or a lost soul

Small orbs contain a lower frequency or less energy. It's important to recognize that some orbs may be caused by natural phenomena. Small orbs may be caused by water particles and not supernatural energies. Smaller spirit orbs may also indicate:

  • A low frequency spirit, nature spirit, or elemental
  • A natural phenomenon that's not related to the spirit world, such as dust or light artifacts
Spirit Orb Size and Color Meanings

13 Spirit Orb Colors and Their Meanings

Spirit orbs differ from ghost orbs in that, generally, their meanings focus on messages from Divine spirits or the way a spirit such as a guide or angel can manifest, while ghost orbs always tell you something about the human soul that is creating the orb, such as a mood or message. Orbs may come in virtually any color. Since light is visible energy, and colors are created by light's vibrational frequencies, you may be able to determine either the meaning of a spirit orb or what type of spirit it is by its colors. Learn more about the spirit orb colors, including finding an in-depth orb meaning profile for some of the shades by clicking on the orb colors below.

Black orb
Black orb

Black spirit orb meanings include:

  • A low-vibration entity
  • A warning to not enter
  • A sign of protection
  • Warning of the presence of negative energy
Blue orb
Blue orb

Blue spirit orb meanings include:

  • Guardian spirit or angel
  • Shy spirit
  • Spirit guide
  • Omen
Brown orb
Brown orb

Brown spirit orb meanings include:

  • Nature spirits or wood sprite
  • Elemental
  • Faerie
  • Earthbound spirit
  • Message about the natural world
Yellow orb
Yellow orb

Yellow spirit orb meanings include:

  • Guardian spirit
  • Spirit guide
  • Energy spirit
  • Message of warning
Pink orb
Pink orb

Pink spirit orb meanings include:

  • Ascended masters
  • Spirit guides
  • Angels
  • Message of acceptance and compassion
  • Message of unconditional love
White orb
White orb

White spirit orb meanings include:

  • Angelic being
  • Pure/innocent spirit
  • Guardian spirit
  • Healing spirit
  • Message of healing
Purple orb
Purple orb

Purple spirit orb meanings include:

  • Spiritual messengers
  • Messages from your higher self
  • Divine messages
  • Psychic information
Green orb
Green orb

Green spirit orb meanings include:

  • Faerie
  • Nature spirit
  • Earth spirits
  • Elementals
  • Healing spirit
Orange orb
Orange orb

Orange orb meanings include:

  • Kindness
  • Comforting spirit
  • Artistic or creative muse
  • An indication of forgiveness
Red orb
Red orb

Red orb meanings include:

  • A wise guide
  • Protective energy
  • Guardian spirits
  • Healing spirits
  • Message you need to protect or ground yourself
Gold orb
Gold orb

Gold orb meanings include:

  • Ascended master spirit
  • Angelic spirit
  • Divine messages
  • Spirit guide
  • Message of unconditional love
Silver orb
Silver orb

Silver orb meanings include:

  • Spirit messengers
  • Spirit guide coming to acknowledge a job well done
  • A protective spirit
Gray orb
Gray orb

Gray spirit orb meanings include:

  • A manifestation of depression or fear
  • A manifestation of your fears or worries taking energetic form

Is It a Spirit Orb?

The first step in analyzing any orb is to determine whether it was a spirit orb or another type of orb such as an orb photograph or a ghost orb. Look for the following signs it is a spirit orb:

Small orbs on water surface
  • It appears to be self-illuminated.
  • You can see it with the naked eye.
  • It moves or appears with purpose.
  • It's a single orb as opposed to one among many.
  • It is very bright.
  • It appears in response to a request for a sign or communication from higher beings.

Interpreting the Meaning of Spirit Orbs

Spirit orbs indicate visits from higher beings or non-human spirits and messages from your higher self or Divine entities. While they are rare, when they do appear, they are a clear signal you need to pay attention.

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