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7 Chakra Colors, Symbols, & Meanings

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. ~ K.T. Jong

Below, you’ll find a short summary of all 7 Chakras and links to in-depth descriptions for all 7 Chakras Colors, Symbols, & Meanings.

Not sure what a Chakra is or how they “work”? Check out the in-depth description of the main 7 energy centers in the human body. Find info for Animal Chakras, too!

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First Chakra – The Base or Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Metaphysical Properties:

Motto: I Am
Mantra: LAM
Color: Red
Element: Earth
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus
Flowers, Herbs, Trees Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh
Healing Crystals: Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Garnet, Obsidian, Ruby, Smoky Quartz

Root Chakra Meaning:

The Base or Root Chakra is the “foundation”.

Known also by the Sanskrit name Muladhara, this spiritual wheel sits at the base of your spine. This is where your fight-or-flee instinct resides and, so, the First Chakra is about survival.

The Root Chakra teaches us about physical world survival and security. It also acts as an early warning system when danger is imminent.

Symptoms that indicate your Base Chakra is out of balance include lower back pain, poor circulation, lethargy and sadness. Physical activities help stimulate a healthier Base Chakra as does working with the Earth and consuming red foods.

Surrounding yourself with the Healing Crystals mentioned above can be a powerful way to help activate and heal the Root Chakra.

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Second Chakra – The Sacral Chakra (Syadisthana)

Metaphysical Properties:

Motto: I Feel
Mantra: VAM
Color: Orange
Element: Water
Zodiac Signs: Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio
Flowers, Herbs, Trees Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood
Healing Crystals: Amber, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Golden Agate, Moonstone, Orange Calcite, Orange Tourmaline, Sunrise Quartz

Sacral Chakra Meaning:

The Sanskrit name is Syadisthana. Physically the Spleen or Sacral Chakra is just below your belly button.

This is where your emotions reside, particularly those connected with intimate relationships and socialization.

The lesson of this Chakra is that emotions are valid even if not wholly accurate.

Signs that the Sacral Chakra needs adjustments include urinary infections, sexual dysfunction, airborne allergies, addictive lifestyles and anorexia. Warmth seems particularly good for stimulating this Chakra (such as soaking in a hot tub) as are breathing exercises.

Surrounding yourself with the Healing Crystals mentioned above can be a powerful way to help activate and heal the Sacral Chakra.

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Third Chakra – The Solar Pexus Chakra (Manipura)

Metaphysical Properties:

Motto: I Do
Mantra: RAM
Color: Yellow
Element: Fire
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Flowers, Herbs, Trees Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, Rosemary
Healing Crystals: Amber, Citrine, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline

Solar Plexus Chakra Meaning:

Yellow is the hue assigned to the Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra.

Nearly opposite spatially to the Spleen Chakra this energy wheel sets just above your naval.

In tradition of certain martial arts traditions this is where your Hara, or power lies for springing into action, mindful comprehension, and self-awareness. Warriors often looked to the Hara trusting it for signals about the enemy.

Updating this, when you’re uncertain of a person or a situation, this is where that inner voice resides. Like Jiminy Cricket says, let your conscious be your guide.

A malfunctioning Solar Plexus Chakra results in digestive difficulties, the inability to clean the body of toxins effectively and poor recall.

Strengthen your Solar Plexus Chakra by feeding your mind (reading books, taking classes) and getting out in the sunshine.

Surrounding yourself with the Healing Crystals mentioned above can be a powerful way to help activate and heal the Solar Plexus Chakra.

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Fourth Chakra – The Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Metaphysical Properties:

Motto: I Love
Mantra: YAM
Color: Green
Element: Air
Zodiac Signs: Aquarius, Gemini and Libra
Flowers, Herbs, Trees Lavender, Jasmine, Marjoram
Healing Crystals: Emerald, Green Jade, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rose Quartz

Heart Chakra Meaning:

Green is your Heart Chakra and is located just where you might imagine, in the center of your chest.

Also called the Anahata chakra this Chakra governs love, kindness, mercy, willpower and self-empowerment. Even some of the most enlightened people in the world have moments of doubt or when their faith seems wanting. This is the time to work with your Heart Chakra.

As the Heart Chakra, an imbalance here typically results in conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. This Chakra also impacts circulation and the immune system.

One of the best healers for the Heart Chakra is simple: love. Spend quality time with family and friends.

Surrounding yourself with the Healing Crystals mentioned above can be a powerful way to help activate and heal the Heart Chakra.

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Fifth Chakra – The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

Metaphysical Properties:

Motto: I Speak
Mantra: HAM
Color: Blue
Element: Aether, Air/Sound
Zodiac Signs: None
Flowers, Herbs, Trees Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Sage
Healing Crystals: Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Quartz, Chrysocolla, Lapis, Turquoise

Throat Chakra Meaning:

Blue corresponds to the Throat Chakra, also called Visuddha.

As you might expect based on its name this Chakra governs our expressions, particularly those regarding our faith and Path.

This is also your trust center. The Throat Chakra senses lies including your own. It governs your ability to communicate in truth and love without becoming a proverbial door mat.

When the Throat Chakra is out of sync various conditions may manifest including glandular infections, bleeding gums, neck pain, laryngitis, water retention and severe reactions to hormonal changes.

Additionally you may find that you feel very muddled and have trouble putting thoughts or plans in proper order.

Surrounding yourself with the Healing Crystals mentioned above can be a powerful way to help activate and heal the Throat Chakra.

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Sixth Chakra – The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

Metaphysical Properties:

Motto: I See
Mantra: AUM or OM (Creation’s first breath)
Color: Indigo
Element: Psychic or Extra Sensory Perception
Zodiac Signs: None
Flowers, Herbs, Trees Mint, Jasmine
Healing Crystals: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Sugilite, Quartz

Third Eye Chakra Meaning:

Indigo relates to the Third Eye Chakra called Anja in Sanskrit.

This is your intuitive center for all thinks spiritual (you know we went to correct “thinks” to things, but like the typo!).

This Chakra also influences the way in which you perceive yourself, those around you and the world. When you have buried memories, this is where they hide waiting to manifest at the worst possible moment, resulting in clouding or blockage.

Physical manifestations of an imbalanced Third Eye Chakra include insomnia, eye-hand clumsiness and difficulties with learning new things.

Meditation is recommended by many Lightworkers to open and balance this Chakra. You can also wear Indigo colored clothing to increase that vibration in your aura.

Surrounding yourself with the Healing Crystals mentioned above can be a powerful way to help activate and heal the Third Eye Chakra.

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Seventh Chakra – The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Metaphysical Properties:

Motto: I Understand
Mantra: Silence
Color: Purple or White
Element: Thought
Zodiac Signs: None
Flowers, Herbs, Trees Blilbanum, Lotus
Healing Crystals: Amber, Diamond, Moldavite

Crown Chakra Meaning:

Last, but certainly not least, among the major Chakras is the Crown Chakra that vibrates Purple.

Also called Sahasrara, this is located on the tippy-top of your head.

This is the energy center that connects a person to the Higher Self, Angels and the Divine consciousness. Working with the Crown Chakra helps us develop more universal outlooks.

You know that old game of rub your belly and pat your head? Think about that from a Chakra perspective. Pretty cool, eh?

When skewed the Crown Chakra produces headaches, physical dis-coordination, seizure disorders and potentially mental maladies. Dream work is one way to stimulate your Crown Chakra.

Surrounding yourself with the Healing Crystals mentioned above can be a powerful way to help activate and heal the Crown Chakra.

Note that due to the connection with higher powers you can also utilize clear or gold colored stones to help unblock this center.

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