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Crystals and Our Chakras

Chakra (pronounced “shock-rah”) is a Sanskrit word for wheel or disk and refers to the unseen energy centers (nerve cells) that are aligned along our spine.  Chakras are like vital intersections in our body where energy flows out from our spinal column.

We have 7 major chakras and many more minor chakras, including our hands, feet, eyes, ears, knees, thighs, elbow, breast, above our head and below our feet. Some folks say that we may have as many as 88,000 chakras.

Each of our seven chakras are influenced by spiritual laws and principles of consciousness so that we may be able to bring about greater happiness, harmony and well-being in our lives and the world we live in.

WE HAVE 2 ADDITIONAL KEY CHAKRAS THAT ARE NOT PART OF OUR 7 MAIN CHAKRAS

Two important chakras that are not part of our 7 most widely recognized chakras are the soul star chakra and the earth star chakra.

The soul star chakra (aka as the seat of our soul and our 8th chakra), is located above the top of our head (above the crown chakra).  The chakras above our head connect our physical form with our astral form.

The earth star chakra is located approximately 12 to 18 inches below the bottom of our feet.  The chakras below our feet connect us to the Earth.

CHAKRAS AND OUR WELL BEING

Every chakra connects and interacts with each other.   Western medicine is now beginning to understand what Eastern health and holistic practitioners have known for a long time.  There is a powerful connection between our chakras and our well being. Recent studies prove that many of our dis-eases and health issues first manifest as a result of blockages or imbalances that occur within our chakras.

Chakra work involves a whole range of techniques that circulate the chakra energies and improve the condition of our energy system.

Crystals and gemstones are wonderful tools for use in chakra work. Working with stones that correspond with our chakras is a powerful way to strengthen, balance, align and remove negative energies from our 7 main chakras. When I use the word “correspond”, I am referring to crystals which vibrate to and are the same color frequencies / energies as their associated chakra.

In most cases,  the properties of a particular stone will be beneficial to the chakra to which it is associated.  ie:  Hematite is the stone connected to the first chakra and it is a powerful grounding stone. Our first chakra is about grounding.  Most green stones (which are associated with our heart and upper heart chakra aka our thymus chakra) are extremely beneficial for heart healing.  Darker blue stones (like lapis lazuli) are crystals that are connected to the 3rd eye and they are good for increasing our intuition. So on and so forth.

When using stones in chakra healings, it is best when the recipient is lying down (face up).  Crystals are then placed directly on top of or near their corresponding chakra.

Further down on this page is a link to a free comprehensive test on our chakras.  It is detailed and gives a good assessment of which of our chakras are functioning well and which may need some attention and work.

 OUR 7 MAIN CHAKRAS

FIRST CHAKRA   (aka BASE CHAKRA,  ROOT CHAKRA, ROOT CENTER, BASE CENTER and TAIL CHAKRA)

This is the lowest chakra (of our main chakras) and is the foundation of all of our other 6 main chakras.

Connection to the Earth

Provides important information regarding the possible nourishment or toxicity that comes to us as a result of our actions

“I AM”

I am grounded

Association / Represents: Survival Needs / Instincts, Grounding, Foundation, Security, Basic Needs, Will to Live, Stability,  Sense of Trust and Security, Self Preservation, Stamina, Strength, Energy, Trust, Contentment, Ability to Let Go, Abundance

Governed By: The Spiritual Law of Karma

Meaning of that:  On a physical plane, every action we take results in a corresponding reaction. We need to listen to the signals from our body, consider the possibilities and increase our body’s use as a choice determining instrument.

Sensations generating from the root chakra will be either comfortable or uncomfortable. Is our body meeting our needs for safety or threats?

Sanskrit Name:   Muladhara      Mula means “root”     Adhara means “support”

Element:  Earth

Yang Energy

Location: Base of Spine,  Coccyx Bone, Between Anus and Genitals

Areas of Body: Joint, Legs, Feet, Knees, Hips,Bones,  Spine, Lower Intestines

When Clear with Energy Flowing Through it Freely:  We feel secure and confident that we can easily fulfill our needs.

Blockage or Disturbance Issues: Fear, Being Un-grounded, Lack of vitality, Survival and Security Issues, Spaciness, Food and Health Issues

When Blocked: We feel anxious and worried

Corresponding Colors:  Black, Red, Gray, Metallic

Crystals:  Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Smokey Quartz, Red Jasper, Garnet, Ruby, Red Tiger Eye, Spinel

Planetary Association: Earth, Pluto, Saturn

Zodiac Association: Scorpio, Capricorn, Taurus

 

SECOND CHAKRA  (SACRAL  AKA BELLY, NAVEL OR SPLEEN CHAKRA )

Creativity Chakra  – Creativity in all its expressions

“I FEEL”

I am creative

Association / Represents:  Emotions, Intellectual and Wisdom Related Creativity, Passion, Sexuality, Intimacy, Attraction, Desire, Isolation, Guilt, Fear, Anger, Victim

Governed By: The Law of Least Effort.

Meaning of that:  The second chakra utilizes the raw material of the root chakra to create the world anew each day.  The energies of 2nd chakra can be used for biological reproduction. Can produce a creative force that enables us to paint a beautiful picture, build a business or create a life of love and abundance

Sanskrit Name: Svadhishtana

Element:  Fire, Water

Yin Energy

Location: lower abdomen (below the naval), area of sexual organs

Areas of Body: Lower Back, Bladder, Abdomen, Ovaries, Testes, Womb, Uterus, Fluid Functions

When Clear with Energy Flowing Through it Freely: You can co-create your life. Find solutions to problems. Can take the same raw material and create different contexts and relationships between the different parts

Blockage or Disturbance Issues:  Creative Imbalance, Lower Back Pain, Fertility, Passion, Sex Related Issues, Emotional Instability

Blocked by: Guilt

Corresponding Colors: Orange,  Brownish Orange, Reddish Orange

Crystals: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Orange Selenite, Tiger Eye, Fire Agate, F ire Opal, Aragonite, Moonstone, Vanadinite

Planetary Association: Moon, Pluto

Most Active:  During the Waxing Phase of the Moon

 

 

 

 

THIRD CHAKRA (SOLAR PLEXUS)

Energy Chakra – Seat of our power in the world

“I DO”

I am powerful

Association / Represents: Personal Power,  Ego, Action, Energy, Desire, Vitality, Ambition, Intelligence, Focus, Intention, Confidence, Sensitivity, Self Esteem, Emotional Stability, Joy, Anger, Fear, Anxiety, Relief, Spontaneity, Empowerment, Seat of our Emotions, Our Will or “Will Not,”  “Others having power over you or abusing their power over you”

Governed By: The Law of Intention and Desire

Meaning of that: The roots of our intentions and desires reside within our personal soul. Nourishing these roots with our attention will lead to their full expression. Be clear with your intentions so no surprises arise when they bear fruit.

When manifesting our desires, we must first bring them into consciousness. Then we must expand our awareness through meditation and finally release our intentions and detach them from the outcome. We can control our actions, however we cannot control the fruit of our actions. By keeping our life energy flowing freely throughout our third chakra, our intentions will radiate on the world.

Sanskrit Name: Manipura means “city of jewels”

Element:  Fire

Yang Energy

Location: Solar Plexus, Stomach Area

Areas of Body: Stomach, Digestion, Gall Bladder, Pancreas, Liver, Kidney, Nervous System

When Clear with Energy Flowing Through it Freely: We are capable of translating our intentions and desires into manifestation

Blockage or Disturbance Issues: Control Issues, Fatigue, Anxiety, Stomach Ulcers, Imbalances, Hyper Sensitivity, Lack of Get Up and Go

When Blocked: We feel shame, frustration and being ineffectual

Corresponding Colors: Yellow, Gold, Goldish Yellow, Peach

Crystals: Citrine, Amber, Honey Calcite, Tiger Eye, Sunstone, Yellow Jasper, Fire Agate

Planetary Association:  Mercury, Sun and Mars

Most Active:  During the Waxing Phase of the Moon

Zodiac Association: Gemini, Leo, Aries

FOURTH CHAKRA (HEART)   – The Center of our Being

“I LOVE”

I am loved

Association / Represents: Unifying Energy of Love and Compassion, Unconditional Love,  Self Love, Love of Others and Nature, Empathy, Hope, Compassion, Forgiveness, Vulnerability, Fear, Isolation, Being Centered, Independence, Co-Dependence, Self Maintenance

Governed By:  The Law of Giving and Receiving – Dedicated to overcoming separation and division

Meaning of That: Love comes in many forms. A child loves their parents differently than a parent loves their child. Loving a friend is different from the love of a student towards their teacher or that of a passionate love.

The commonality of all of these expressions of love is the desire to unify and overcome separation. This is the nature of the heart.

Every act of giving is also an act of receiving. Every time we welcome a gift from someone, we are providing that person the opportunity to give.  The same principle as when our physical heart receives blood from circulatory system, oxygenates it and pumps it back out.  Our emotional heart stays healthy by giving and receiving all forms of love.

Sanskrit Name:  Anahata means unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten

Element:  Water

Yin  Energy

Location: Center of the Chest (Same Level as the Heart)

Areas of Body: Heart, Lungs, Arms, Hands, Fingers, Ribs, Immune System, Circulation

When Clear with Energy Flowing Through it Freely: We feel connected at a deep level to all beings in your life

Blockage or Disturbance Issues: Lack of Self Love, Trust and Openness, Heart, Lung and Breathing Issues, Asthma, Fear, Depression, Loneliness

When Blocked:  We feel grief and a sense of alienation from others

Corresponding Colors: Pink, Green   (Green is also used for our Upper Heart Chakra aka our Thymus Chakra)

Crystals: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodocrosite, Kunzite, Pink Tourmaline, Pink Opal, Pink Calcite, Emerald, Green Aventurine, Chrysoprase, Dioptase, Malachite, Green Calcite, Peridot

Metal:  Copper

Planetary Association:  Venus, Earth

Most Active: During the New and Full Moons

Zodiac Association: Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius

Interesting Tidbit: The kind of love that emanates from the heart chakra is more of a selfless and compassionate love rather than a passion filled physical love.  It is NOT based on the pursuit of our interests or instinctual drives.

FIFTH CHAKRA (THROAT) – Expression Chakra

“I SPEAK”

I speak clearly

Association / Represents: Verbal and Non Verbal Expression and Communication, Speaking the Truth, Creativity, Spontaneity,  Healing, Telepathic Abilities

Governed By:  The Law of Detachment

Meaning of That:  We are reminded that we can choose our words and actions, however we can’t control the response to our words and actions. When our intentions are clear and our heart is open, we will always exhibit the proper speech and trust that the universe will handle the details. This does not mean that we say things that are intentionally hurtful or insensitive.

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha aka Vishuddhi  (the center of expression)

Element: Air, Water

Yang Energy

Location: Throat Area

Areas of Body: Throat, Jaw, Lungs, Lower Neck, Thyroid

When Clear with Energy Flowing Through it Freely: We freely and confidently express our truths and needs without being intentionally hurtful or insensitive and without an repercussion of criticism or censorship.  We have skill in expressing our needs in ways that are supportive and have no anxiety with regard to how others will react to our views.  We feel alive and empowered

Blockage or Disturbance Issues:  Poor Communication, Lack of Communication, Misguidance, Not Able to Hear Angels, Respiratory, Neck, Throat Issues, Colds

When Blocked: We often feel that we are not being heard.  Can also cause thyroid issues and chronic neck pain when blocked

Blocked By:  Lies

Corresponding Colors:  Light Blue, Royal Blue, Greenish Blue

Crystals: Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite, Blue Kyanite,  Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Larimar, Turquoise, Aqua Aura, Celestite, Angelite

Planetary Association: Moon, Venus

Zodiac Association: Gemini, Aquarius

SIXTH CHAKRA  (THIRD EYE OR BROW CHAKRA) – Intuition Chakra

“I SEE”

I see clearly

Association / Represents: Imagination, Intuition, Psychic Senses, Clarity, Discernment,  Clairvoyance, Perception, Inspiration, Truthfulness, Wisdom, Insight, Intellect, Mind Power, Dream States

Governed By: The Law of Dharma or Cause and Effect

Meaning of That:  Each of us has within us a wise voice encouraging us to express the highest aspects of our nature and manifest our full potential. We need to listen to this calm inner voice.,  Quiet the internal noise from others and identify the sound of our own soul. Its only desire is for us to remember our essential nature as a spark of the divine.

Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Element: Air

Yin and Yang Energies

Location: Third Eye (Center of the Forehead Just Above the Eyebrows) – Center of insight and intuition

Areas of Body: Eyes, Ears, Sinuses, Nose, Lower Brain, Upper Neck, Pituitary Gland

When Clear with Energy Flowing Through it Freely: We have a deep sense of connection to our inner voice and feel guided in our choices. We  also have a clear sense of connection to our dharma or purpose in life.

Blockage or Disturbance Issues: Headaches, Insomnia, Dizziness, Balance, Hallucinations, Vision Issues, Amnesia, Nervous Issues

When Blocked:  We have self-doubt and distrust

Blocked by:  Illusion

Corresponding Colors: Dark Blue, Indigo Blue, Light Purple

Crystals: Amethyst, Azurite, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Celestite,  Iolite, Purple Fluorite, Charoite, Sugilite

Planetary Association:  Neptune, Jupiter, Moon

Zodiac Association:  Pisces, Sagittarius

SEVENTH CHAKRA (CROWN OR CORONAL) – Consciousness Chakra

“I UNDERSTAND”

Association / Represents: Our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our body, Source of Spirituality, Self Realization, Higher Self, Understanding, Acceptance of and Connection with the Divine, Angel Energy,  Divine and Other Perceptions, Our Beliefs, Enlightenment, All Consciousness, Pure Cosmic Energy and Healing, Higher Self, Angelic,  Clarity, Peace, Controls how we think and respond to the world around us

Governed By: The Law of Pure Potentiality

Meaning of That: When our roots receive nourishment from the earth (first chakra), our creative juices flow in the second, our intentions are empowered in the third, our heart is open and exchanging love with others in the fourth, we are spontaneously expressing our highest self in the fifth and we are in touch with our inner voice in the sixth. Only when that happens, does the energy move into the crown chakra allowing us to remember our essential infinite and unbounded nature.  As the thousand-petaled lotus flower unfolds, we see ourselves as a spiritual being living temporarily with a body and mind on this plane.

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara, Sahastrara or Dahaswara  – A lotus flower at the crown of the head. A s the lotus unfolds its petals, wholeness is restored.  We have an unbounded nature. We really are a spirit disguised as a person. This represents the oneness of our being with universal-ness and individuality.

Element: Air

Yin and Yang energies

Location: at the top of the head

Areas of Body: Upper Brain, Skull, Cerebral Cortex, Pineal Gland,  Pituitary Gland, Nervous System, Skin

Blockage or Disturbance Issues:  Confusion, Spiritual Obsession, Too Much Idealism, Atheism, Irritability, Depression, Irrationality, Apathy, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy

Blocked by: Earthly Attachment

Corresponding Colors: Purple, Gold, White

Crystals:  Clear Quartz, Clear Calcite, Herkimer Diamond, Topaz, Apophyllite, Selenite, Sugilite

Planetary Association:  Uranus, Mercury

Zodiac Association:  Aquarius, Gemini

Interesting Tidbit:   When the crown chakra is in balance, our energies are in balance.

The Yoga of Meditation The Upanishads tell us, “As great as the infinite space beyond is the space within the lotus of the heart.” From the time of your birth, you have been called to explore the world outside of you. Meditation is the exploration of your inner world. Yoga encourages you to be as familiar with your inner world of thoughts, feelings, memories, desires, and imagination as you are with the outer world. When you can move through both the inner and outer domains of life with freedom and joy, you fulfill the highest purpose of yoga.

 

EIGHTH CHAKRA (ETHERIC)

Location: above the head

Association / Represents: vitalization of the physical cells, obtaining perfect health, stimulates the higher intuition, sending and  receiving telepathic messages

Corresponding Colors: Gold, Silver, Ultra-Violet, White, Clear

Crystals: Sugilite, White, Topaz, Azeztulite, Diamond, Tanzanite, Selenite, Danburite, Celestite, Charoite, Angel Aura Quartz

http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/chakratest.php FREE CHAKRA TEST

Please check out this informative link.  Learn a lot about your own chakras and personality by taking this test which is provided free of charge.

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Scroll down for more info on stones(in alphabetical order) and their corresponding chakras.

AGATE (BLUE LACE): 5th

AGATE (DENDRITIC): All

AGATE (FIRE): 1st    2nd    3rd

AGATE (MOSS): 1st     4th

AGATE (PURPLE SAGE): All

ALEXANDRITE: 4th    6th    7th

AMAZONITE: 4th    5th

AMBER: 3rd

AMETHYST:  6th    7th    etheric

AMETRINE: 3rd    7th

ANDALUSITE: 1st    6th

ANGEL AURA QUARTZ: 7th   etheric & beyond

ANGEL PHANTOM QUARTZ: 6th    7th

ANHYDRITE (BLUE): 5th    6th    7th

APACHE TEARS: 1st    4th

APATITE: 6th

APATITE (GREEN): 4th    5th    6th

APOPHYLLITE (CLEAR): 6th    7th

APOPHYLLITE (GREEN): 4th    6th    7th

AQUA AURA QUARTZ: 5th    6th

AQUAMARINE: 4th    5th

ARAGONITE (BLUE): 4th    5th    6th

ARAGONITE (CLUSTER): All

AVENTURINE (BLUE): 6th

AVENTURINE (GREEN): 4th

AVENTURINE (RED): 1st    2nd    6th

AZEZTULITE : All, including the etheric

AZURITE: 6th    7th

BARITE: 6th    7th

BERYL, RED   (BIXBITE): 1st    4th

BLOODSTONE: 1st

BRAZILIANITE: 2nd    3rd

CALCITE (BLUE): 5th    6th

CALCITE, CLEAR   (ICELAND SPAR): All

CALCITE (GREEN): 4th

CALCITE (ORANGE): 2nd    3rd

CALCITE (PINK): 4th

CALCITE (RED): 1st    7th

CARNELIAN: 1st    2nd    3rd

CELESTITE: 6th    7th    etheric

CERUSSITE : 1st    7th

CHALCEDONY (BLUE): 5th    6th

CHALCEDONY (PURPLE): 6th    7th

CHAROITE: 1st    5th    6th    7th    etheric

CHRYSOBERYL:  3rd    4th

CHRYSOCOLLA: 1st     4th    5th

CHRYSOPRASE: 3rd    4th

CINNABAR: 1st    2nd    6th

CITRINE: 1st    2nd    3rd

CUPRITE: 1st    2nd

DANBURITE: 4th    7th    etheric

DIAMOND: 4th    6th    7th  etheric

DIASPORE: 3rd    4th    6th

DIOPTASE: 4th

DOLOMITE:  All

EMERALD: 4th

EPIDOTE: All

FLINT: All

FLUORITE: All

GAIA STONE: 4th

GALENA: 1st

GARNET: 1st    7th

HALITE: All

HEALER’S GOLD: All

HEMATITE: 1st

HEMATITE MAGNETS: All

HERKIMER QUARTZ DIAMOND: 6th    7th

HOWLITE: 7th

IOLITE: 6th

HYPERSTENE: All

JADE (BLACK): All

JADE (BLUE): 6th    7th

JADE (GREEN): 4th

JADE (LAVENDER): 4th    7th

JADE (PURPLE): 6th    7th, below the feet

JADE (RED): 3rd,  below the feet

JASPER (OCEAN): 4th    5th

JASPER (RED): 1st    2nd

JASPER (SPIDER): 1st

JET: 1st  (for grounding)   All  (for  purification)

KUNZITE: 4th

KYANITE: All  (especially 6th & 7th)

LABRADORITE: All

LAPIS LAZULI: 5th    6th

LARIMAR: 5th

LEPIDOLITE: All  (especially 4th & 6th)

MAGNESITE: 6th    7th

MAGNETITE: All

MALACHITE: 3rd    4th

MOLDAVITE: 4th    6th

MOONSTONE: 6th    7th

OBSIDIAN (black): 1st

OBSIDIAN (rainbow): 1st

OBSIDIAN (snowflake): 1st    6th

ONYX: 1st    3rd    6th

OPAL: 1st    2nd    4th    5th    6th    7th

OPAL (fire): 2nd

OPAL (white): All

PERIDOT: 3rd    4th

PETRIFIED WOOD: 1st    6th

PIETERSITE: 3rd    6th

PRASIOLITE (green amethyst): 3rd    4th    6th    7th

PREHNITE: 3rd    4th

PYRITE: 3rd

QUARTZ (CLEAR): All

QUARTZ (ELESTIAL): All

QUARTZ (ROSE): 4th

QUARTZ (RUTILATED): All

QUARTZ (SMOKEY): 1st

QUARTZ (SPIRIT): 3rd    7th

QUARTZ (TANGERINE): 2nd

QUARTZ (WHITE PHANTOM): 6th    7th

RHODIZITE: 3rd

RHODOCHROSITE: 3rd    4th

RHODONITE: 1st    4th

RUBY: 1st

RUTILE: All

SAPPHIRE (blue): 5th    6th

SAPPHIRE (orange): 2nd    4th

SAPPHIRE (pink): 4th

SAPPHIRE (white): 6th    7th

SAPPHIRE (yellow): 3rd

SELENITE: 6th    7th    etheric

SERAPHINITE: All

SERPENTINE: All

SHAMAN STONE: All

SHATTUCKITE: 4th    5th    6th

SHIVA LINGHAM: All

SODALITE: 6th

SPHALERITE: 1st    2nd    3rd

SPINEL: All

STAUROLITE: 1st    4th    6th    7th

STIBNITE: All

STILBITE: 4th    6th    7th

SUGILITE: 6th    7th    etheric

SUNSTONE: 2nd    3rd

TANZANITE: 4th    5th    6th    7th    etheric

TEKTITE: All

TEKTITE (LIBYAN GOLD): All, (especially 2nd & 3rd)

TIGER EYE: 1st    2nd    3rd

TIGER IRON: 1st    2nd    3rd

TOPAZ (BLUE): 5th    6th

TOPAZ (GOLDEN): 3rd

TOPAZ (WHITE): 7th    etheric

TOURMALINE (BLACK): 1st

TOURMALINE (BLUE): 5th    6th

TOURMALINE (BROWN)  (DRAVITE): 1st    4th

TOURMALINE (GOLDEN): 3rd

TOURMALINE (GREEN): 4th

TOURMALINE (PINK): 4th

TOURMALINE (RED): 1st    4th

TOURMALINE (WATERMELON): 4th

TURQUOISE:  5th

ZIRCON: All