Here’s an in-depth look at chakra colours and theirs meanings. For each chakra – you’ll find their colours, positions, symbols, what they govern and a lot more that you may not expect. There are explanations for how you will feel if your chakras are balanced – and how you will feel if they’re not.
THE SEVEN MAJOR CHAKRAS
First Chakra – Root
Sanskrit name: Muladhara (root support)
Symbol: A lotus with four petals
Location: the base of the spine at the back and pubic bone in front.
Root Chakra power: powerfully related to our contact with the Earth Mother. Gives us a means with which to be grounded into the earth plane. This is also the center of manifestation.
Physically, governs sexuality,
Mentally it governs stability,
Emotionally it governs sensuality, and
Spiritually it governs a sense of security.
Affirmation: “I AM” (‘I Have’, ‘I Live’)
Subtle/Auric Body: Etheric Body/Physical Body (First Layer)
What it relates to in the physical body: the male sexual organs, adrenal glands (which govern the fight or flight response), hips, legs and lower back.
Also relates to: security, survival, instinct, stability, sensuality.
When the chakra is balanced you will feel: grounded, energetic, able to make things happen and able to succeed.
If it’s blocked you may feel: fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated.
If it’s blocked, physical manifestations may include: obesity, anorexia nervosa, and knee troubles
Associated Animals: Elephant, Ox, Bull, Mole
Native American – Snake
Eastern Indian – Elephant with 7 Trunks
Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Gabriel (also, Archangel Sandalphon and the angels of the earth)
Aromas/Insense: Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetivert, Lavendar, Sandalwood; Cedarwood, Clove, Cedar, Rosemary
Astrological Signs: Gemini and Cancer
Planetary Bodies: Sun and Saturn
Second Chakra – Sacral / Belly
Sanskrit name: Svadhishthana (which means one’s own base)
Symbol: A white lotus with a crescent moon inside it, with six orange petals.
Location: The sacrum, two inches below your navel.
Sacral Chakra Power: governs your sense of self-worth, your confidence in your own creativity and your ability to relate to others in an open and friendly way.
Physically, governs reproduction,
Mentally it governs creativity,
Emotionally it governs joy, and
Spiritually it governs enthusiasm.
Affirmation: “I FEEL” (I ‘Want’, ‘I Sense’)
Subtle/Auric Body: Emotional Body (Second Layer)
What it relates to in the physical body: female sexual organs, kidneys, bladder and large intestine.
Also relates to: sexuality, creativity, intuition, friendliness, emotions and self-worth.
When the chakra is balanced you will feel: able to express your emotions freely and to feel comfortable with your sexuality.
If it’s blocked you may feel: emotionally explosive, manipulative, obsessed with thoughts of sex.
If it’s blocked, physical manifestations may include: lack of energy, kidney weakness, stiff lower back, constipation and muscle spasms.
Associated Animals: Crocodile/Alligator, Fish, Badger
Native American – Dolphins
Eastern Indian – Makara (Mythical Crocodile), Stag, Elephant
Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Zadkiel (also, Archangel Chamuel and angels of birth)
Aromas/Insense: Gardenia, Sandalwood
Astrological Signs: Taurus and Leo
Planetary Body: Moon
Third Chakra – Solar Plexus
Sanskrit name: Manipura (means “jewel city”)
Symbol: A triangle pointing downwards with ten petals.
Location: Two inches below your breastbone behind your stomach.
Solar Plexus Chakra Power: the center for astral travel and astral influences, receptivity to spirit guides and for psychic development.
Physically, governs digestion,
Mentally it governs personal power,
Emotionally it governs expansiveness, and
Spiritually, all matters of growth.
Affirmation: “I Will” (‘I Think’, ‘I Act’)
Subtle/Auric Body: Mental Body (Third Layer)
What it relates to in the physical body: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and small intestine – metabolic and digestive systems.
Sense: Sight (Vision)
Also relates to: personal power, the place of ego , of passions, impulses, anger and strength.
When the chakra is balanced you will feel: cheerful, outgoing, have self-respect, expressive, enjoy taking on new challenges and have a strong sense of personal power.
If it’s blocked you may feel: lacking in confidence, confused, worried about what others think, that others are controlling your life and you may be depressed.
If it’s blocked, physical manifestations may include: digestive difficulties, liver problems, diabetes, nervous exhaustion, and food allergies.
Associated Animals: Bear, Lion
Native American – Birds
Eastern Indian – Ram
Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Uriel (also, Archangel Michael and Jophiel and angels of peace)
Astrological Signs: Aries and Virgo
Planetary Bodies: Mars and the Sun
Fourth Chakra – Heart
Sanskrit name: Anahat (means not struck)
Symbol: A circular flower with twelve green petals. Inside, two intersecting triangles symbolize the union of male and female.
Location: behind the breast bone in front and on the spine between the shoulder blades in back.
Heart Chakra Power: the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit. The center for love, compassion and spirituality.
Physically governs circulation,
Emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others,
Mentally it governs passion, and
Spiritually it governs devotion.
Affirmation: “I Love” (‘I Give’, ‘I Receive’)
Subtle/Auric Body: Astral Body/Level (Fourth Layer)
What it relates to in the physical body: heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back.
Also relates to: your ability to love yourself and others and to give and to receive love.
When the chakra is balanced you will feel: compassionate, friendly, empathetic, desire to nurture others and see the good in everyone.
If it’s blocked you may feel: feel sorry for yourself, feel paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go, afraid of getting hurt or not worthy of receiving love.
If it’s blocked, physical manifestations may include: heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia, and difficult in breathing.
Associated Animals: Wolf, Dove
Native American – All Mammals
Eastern Indian – Antelope
Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Chamuel (also, Archangel Raphael and angels of healing)
Aromas/Insense: Lavender, Jasmine
Astrological Signs: Pisces and Libra
Planetary Bodies: Mercury and Venus
Fifth Chakra – Throat
Sanskrit name: Vishuddha (means especially pure)
Symbol: A silver crescent inside a white circle with 16 light blue petals.
Location: In the base of the V shape at your lower neck.
Throat Chakra Power: the possibility for change, transformation and healing.
Physically, it governs communication,
Emotionally it governs independence,
Mentally it governs fluent thought, and
Spiritually, it governs a sense of security.
Affirmation: “I Speak” (‘I listen’, ‘I Express’)
Subtle/Auric Body: Etheric Body/Template (Fifth Layer)
What it relates to in the physical body: throat, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland.
Also relates to: communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought, speech and writing.
When the chakra is balanced you will feel: balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired and you may be a good speaker.
If it’s blocked you may feel: you want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel weak or can’t express your thoughts.
If it’s blocked, physical manifestations may include: hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations, and back pain.
Associated Animals: Bull
Native American – All Human Animals (Humanity)
Eastern Indian – White Elephant
Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Michael (also, Archangel Michael and Jophiel and angels of peace)
Astrological Signs: Aquarius and Scorpio
Element: Sound (Akasha) Ether
Planetary Bodies: Jupiter and Mercury
Sixth Chakra – Third Eye
Sanskrit name: Ajna (means command)
Symbol: Lotus with two petals
Location: the centre of your forehead
Third Eye Chakra Power: psychic ability, higher intuition, the energies of spirit and light. You may experience telepathy, astral travel and past lives.
Physically, it deals with seeing.
Mentally, it deals with visual consciousness.
Emotionally, it deals with clarity on an intuitive level.
Spiritually, balancing the higher and lower selves and trusting inner guidance.
Affirmation: “I See” (‘I Envision’, ‘I Imagine’)
Subtle/Auric Body: Celestial Body (Sixth Layer)
What it relates to in the physical body: eyes, face, brain, lymphatic and endocrine system.
Sense: Extra Sensory Perception; Insight (Universal Consciousness)
Also relates to: the elimination of negative tendencies and selfish attitudes.
When the chakra is balanced you will feel: you are your own master with no fear of death and you’re not attached to material things.
If it’s blocked you may feel: non-assertive, afraid of success – or go the opposite way and be egotistical.
If it’s blocked, physical manifestations may include: headaches, blurred vision, blindness, and eyestrain.
Associated Animals: Mountain Lion, Black Antelope, Owl, Butterfly
Native American – Spirit Guides & Ancestors
Eastern Indian – Garuda Eagle
Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Raphael, Gabriel, Jophiel
Aromas/Insense: Mugwort, Eucalyptus
Astrological Signs: Cancer and Leo
Element: Light; Inner Sound
Planetary Bodies: Venus and Neptune
Seventh Chakra – Crown
Sanskrit name: Sahasrar (means thousand petalled)
Symbol: Lotus with one thousand multi coloured petals
Location: the crown (top) of your head
Third Eye Chakra Power: the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It allows for the flow of wisdom and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. This is also the center of connectedness with the divine and the place where life animates the physical body. The silver cord that connects the aura bodies extends upwards from the crown.
Physical, action with meditation,
Mental action with universal consciousness and unity,
Emotional action with “beingness.”
Spiritual, deals with the release of karma.
Affirmation:“I Know” (‘I Understand’)
Subtle/Auric Body: Causal Body/Ketheric Template (Seventh Layer)
What it relates to in the physical body: the crown of your head but this is purely a spiritual chakra – the state of pure consciousness.
Sense: Empathy, Unity (Individual Consciousness)
When the chakra is balanced you will feel: able to open up to the Divine and total access to the unconscious and subconscious.
If it’s blocked you may feel: a constant sense of frustration, no joy and destructive feelings.
If it’s blocked, physical manifestations may include: migraine headaches and depression.
Associated Animals: (None) – or – Egg
Native American – Kachina Universal Spirit
Eastern Indian – Enlightened Human
Archangel/Angelic Vibration:Jophiel, Zadkiel
Aromas/Insense: Lotus, Lavender, Sage, Juniper
Astrological Signs: Capricorn and Sagittarius
Element: Thought; All
Planetary Bodies: Saturn and Uranus
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