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.


First Chakra – Root

Root Chakra symbol - Chakra Meanings and Colours - PsychicStudent.comColour: Red

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.

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

Element: Earth

Planetary Bodies: Sun and Saturn

Second Chakra – Sacral / Belly

The symbol for the Solar Plexus Chakra - Chakras meanings and colours - PsychicStudent.comColour: Orange

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.

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

Element: Water

Planetary Body: Moon

Third Chakra – Solar Plexus

The symbol for the Solar Plexus Chakra - Chakras meanings and colours - PsychicStudent.comColour: Yellow

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.

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

Element: Fire

Planetary Bodies: Mars and the Sun

Fourth Chakra – Heart

The heart chakra symbol - Chakras - PsychicStudent.comColour: Green and pink

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.

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

Element: Air

Planetary Bodies: Mercury and Venus

Fifth Chakra – Throat

Throat Chakra Symbol - Chakras - PsychicStudent.comColour: Light blue

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.

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

Element: Sound (Akasha) Ether

Planetary Bodies: Jupiter and Mercury

Sixth Chakra – Third Eye

Third Eye Symbol - Chakras - PsychicStudent.comColour: Purple and dark blue

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.

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/Insense: Mugwort, Eucalyptus

Astrological Signs: Cancer and Leo

Element: Light; Inner Sound

Planetary Bodies: Venus and Neptune

Seventh Chakra – Crown

Crown Chakra symbol - Chakras - PsychicStudent.comColour: White and purple

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.

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/Insense: Lotus, Lavender, Sage, Juniper

Astrological Signs: Capricorn and Sagittarius

Element: Thought; All

Planetary Bodies: Saturn and Uranus


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