Chakra Colours and Meanings

Here’s an in-depth look at chakra colours and their 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

Colour: Red

Symbol: A lotus with four petals

Root Chakra

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.

  Sanskrit name: Muladhara (root support) 

1 ROOT Muladhara with sanskrit 400 x 400 px

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)

7 layers of aura ETHERIC BODY


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.

Sense: Smell

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

Smoky Quartz is associated with the root chakra - Chakra Colours and their meanings - PsychicStudent.comGemstones: Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian and Black Tourmaline.

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

Root Chakra signs Gemini and Cancer

Element: Earth

Planetary Bodies: Sun and Saturn

Second Chakra – Sacral

Colour: Orange

Symbol: A white lotus with a crescent moon inside it, with six orange petals.

Sacral Chakra

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.

Sanskrit name: Svadhishthana (which means one’s own base)

2 SACRAL Svadhisthana with sanskrit 400 x 400 px

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)

 7 layers of aura EMOTIONAL BODY

What it relates to in the physical body:  female sexual organs, kidneys, bladder and large intestine.

Sense: Taste

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.

Orange Calcite is associated with the Sacral Chakra - Chakra Colours and Meanings - PsychicStudent.comGemstones: Carnelian Agate, Orange Calcite and Tigers Eye.

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

Sacral Chakra signs Taurus and Leo

Element: Water

Planetary Body: Moon

Third Chakra – Solar Plexus

Colour: Yellow

Symbol: A triangle pointing downwards with ten petals.

Solar Plexus Chakra

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.

Sanskrit name: Manipura (means “jewel city”)

3 SOLAR PLEXUS Manipura with sanskrit 400 x 400 px

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)

7 layers of aura MENTAL BODY

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.

Topaz is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra - Chakra Colours and meanings - PsychicStudent.comGemstones: Citrine, Topaz, and Yellow Calcite.

Associated Animals: Bear, Lion

Native American – Birds

Eastern Indian – Ram

Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Uriel (also, Archangel Michael and Jophiel and angels of peace)

Aromas/Insense: Carnation

Astrological Signs: Aries and Virgo

Solar Plexus Chakra signs Aries and Virgo

Element: Fire

Planetary Bodies: Mars and the Sun

Fourth Chakra – Heart

Colour: Green and pink

Symbol: A circular flower with twelve green petals.

Inside, two intersecting triangles symbolize the union of male and female.

Heart Chakra

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.

Sanskrit name: Anahat (means not struck)

4 HEART Anahata with sanskrit 400 x 400 px

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)

7 layers of aura ASTRAL BODY

What it relates to in the physical body:  heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back.

Sense: Touch

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.

Rose Quartz is associated with the heart chakra - chakra colours and meanings - PsychicStudent.comGemstones: Rose Quartz, Kunzite and Watermelon tourmaline.

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

Heart Chakra signs Pisces and Libra

Element: Air

Planetary Bodies: Mercury and Venus

Fifth Chakra – Throat

Colour: Light blue

Symbol: A silver crescent inside a white circle with 16 light blue petals.

Throat Chakra

Location: In the base of the V shape at your lower neck.

Throat Chakra Power: the possibility for change, transformation and healing.

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha (means especially pure)

5 THROAT Vishudda with sanskrit 400 x 400 px

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 Template Body (Fifth Layer)

7 layers of aura ETHERIC TEMPLATE BODY

What it relates to in the physical body: throat, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland.

Sense: Hearing

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.

Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra - chakra colours and meanings - PsychicStudent.comGemstones: Aquamarine and Azurite.

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)

Aromas/Insense: Frankincense

Astrological Signs: Aquarius and Scorpio

Throat Chakra signs Aquarius and Scorpio

Element: Sound (Akasha) Ether

Planetary Bodies: Jupiter and Mercury

Sixth Chakra – Third Eye

Colour: Purple and dark blue

Symbol: Lotus with two petals

Third Eye Chakra

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.

Sanskrit name: Ajna (means command)

6 THIRD EYE Ajna with sanskrit 600 x 400 px

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)

7 layers of aura CELESTIAL BODY

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.

Lapid Lazuli is associated with the the third eye chakra - chakra colours and meanings - PsychicStudent.comGemstones: Amethyst, Sodalite and Lapis Lazuli.

Associated Animals: Mountain Lion, Black Antelope, Owl, Butterfly

Native American – Spirit Guides & Ancestors

Eastern Indian – Garuda Eagle

Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Raphael, Gabriel, Jophiel

Aromas/Incense: Mugwort, Eucalyptus

Astrological Signs: Cancer and Leo

Third Eye Chakra signs Cancer and Leo

Element: Light; Inner Sound

Planetary Bodies: Venus and Neptune

Seventh Chakra – Crown

Colour: White and purple

Symbol: Lotus with one thousand multi coloured petals

Crown Chakra

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.

Sanskrit name: Sahasrara (means thousand petalled)

7 CROWN Sahasrara with sanskrit 400 x 400 px

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: Ketheric / Causal Body (Seventh Layer)

7 layers of aura KETHERIC CAUSAL BODY

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.

Clear Quartz is associated with the crown chakra - chakra colours and meanings - PsychicStudent.comGemstones: Clear Quartz Crystal, Oregon Opal, and Amethyst.

Associated Animals: (None) – or – Egg

Native American – Kachina Universal Spirit

Eastern Indian – Enlightened Human

Archangel/Angelic Vibration: Jophiel, Zadkiel

Aromas/Incense: Lotus, Lavender, Sage, Juniper

Astrological Signs: Capricorn and Sagittarius

Crown Chakra signs Capricorn and Sagittarius

Element: Thought; All

Planetary Bodies: Saturn and Uranus

Let’s just put all of those Aura Layers together to see
which planes the aura levels and chakras fall into. 

7 layers of aura arrows

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