1. Root

Root Chakra

22. Root Chakra – Musculokeletal System – Energy Center

Our root chakra directly connects us to Earth through a dynamic and reciprocal relationship. The Earth nourishes and challenges us, from the moment we take our first breath until our physical body is no longer needed.

The root chakra helps us trust, feel grounded and safe within the physical world. This is the place where the soul manifests itself as a human. By embracing our humanness, we begin the journey of reconnection where the self and the soul become one. To live in harmony with ourselves is to live in harmony with the earth and to honor all of its resources.

Basic information about the Root Chakra

Color: Red.

Body System: Base of Spine – Musculoskeletal System.

Goals: To feel grounded, safe, loved & nourished. To trust.

Practice: Non-judgment, non-attachment, non-suffering. Walk with beauty and grace. Ground and love yourself.

Issues: Abandonment, abuse, neglect, adoption, loss.

Symptoms of imbalance: Obesity, hemorrhoids, sciatica, constipation and musculoskeletal disorders.  Night terrors and panic attacks, inability to trust or feel safe.

Plant Ally: Sage for cleansing and grounding.

Essential Oils: Ginger, Sandalwood, Clove, Sage, Cinnamon.

Foods: Root Vegetables, Ginger, Turmeric, Clove, Protein.

Stones and Crystals: Iron, Basalt, Granite, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite.

Archetype: Serpent.

Sacred Geometry: Container of Life, Circle.

Platonic Solid: Hexahedron.

Element: Earth.

Sacred Belief: Indigenous. (Our roots based in nature)

Consciousness: Intention of Self.

Message: Spend more time in nature feeling grounded and connected to the earth. Create a ceremonial fire pit or sacred garden where you can set intentions and meditate. Deepen your relationship with earth and feel it within your soul. Trust that you are supported by earth regardless of the situation.

“I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.” – Henry David Thoreau 


2. Sacral

Sacral Chakra

23. Sacral Chakra – Reproductive System – Energy Center

The sacral chakra is the place of sacred creation and action. We create love and life through the union of two souls. We create art, music, stories and homes by combining elements together in new ways. By living with integrity and honoring all acts of creation as sacred, we can release our fear of the unknown. When judgment or abuse is placed on creativity, we inhibit the flow of healthy creative and sexual expression.

Our ability to create is unlimited. It is manifested through our choices, words and actions. Each moment is a unique opportunity to raise our awareness and create our destiny.

Basic information about the Sacral Chakra

Color: Orange

Body System: Lower Abdomen – Reproductive System.

Goals: Fluidity, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness, peace.

Practice: Right Action, fearlessness, certainty, non-engagement, discernment, integrity, peaceful power.

Malfunction: Fearful. Inflexible, rigid or timid. Hyper-critical or hyper-sexual behavior. Undefined, unhealthy boundaries.

Issues: Childhood abuse, sexual abuse, bullying.

Symptoms of imbalance: Fear, sexual problems, isolation, emotional instability, numbness. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) flight, fight or freeze syndrome. Jealousy.

Plant Ally: Jasmine for sensuality and creativity.

Essential Oils: Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Cypress and Patchouli.

Foods: Liquids – fruit and vegetable juices, herbals teas to add fluids and replenish the body.

Stones and Crystals: Coral, Carnelian, Orange Amber, Orange/Dark Citrine, Peach Aventurine, Orange Calcite.

Archetype: Jaguar.

Sacred Geometry: Portal of Life, Vesica Piscis

Platonic Solid: Icosahedron.

Element: Water.

Sacred Belief: Taoism. (Harmony of opposing forces)

Consciousness: Awareness of Self.

Message: Let go of the fears or judgments that may be holding you from expressing your true self. Start a new routine that pleases your senses.  Relax your body and allow yourself to flow and feel passionate about life.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu 

 

3. Solar Plexus

Solar Plexus Chakra

24. Solar Plexus Chakra – Digestive System – Energy Center

The solar plexus chakra is symbolic of the fire that burns within us and is named for the Roman god of the sun (Sol). It acts as a gatekeeper between our heart and sacral chakra and is the place of our innate desire to maintain equilibrium. Its desire is to protect our powerful and peaceful nature.

The solar plexus is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, joy and sweetness. Our greatest gifts can be found hiding within our fears. The Solar Plexus shines light into our shadows to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness we can stand in our light.

Basic information about the Solar Plexus Chakra

Color: Yellow.

Body System: Upper Abdomen – Digestive System.

Goals: Vitality, confidence, will, joy and sweetness.

Practice: Integrity, be mindful of your actions and thoughts, transparency, stop hiding from yourself. Transform negative thoughts into positive statements. Believe in yourself.

Malfunction: Lack of confidence or will power. Feeling unempowered. Over aggressive tendencies and anger.

Issues: Betrayal, rejection, disempowered or dishonored.

Symptoms of imbalance: Ulcers, acid reflux, indigestion, fatigue, withdrawal, depression, apathy, liver dysfunction.

Plant Ally: Sunflower for nourishment.

Essential Oils: Lemon, Grapefruit, Juniper, Fennel, Cardamom and Nag Champa Flower.

Foods: Complex carbohydrates, legumes, potatoes, whole grain breads, pastas and cereals for energy and strength.

Stones & Crystals: Tiger Eye, Yellow Amber, Citrine, Gold, Gold Calcite, Topaz, Yellow Jade, Gold Quartz, Pyrite.

Archetype: Hummingbird.

Sacred Geometry: Seed of Life.

Platonic Solid: Tetrahedron.

Element: Fire.

Sacred Belief: Hinduism. (Agni the primordial God of fire)

Consciousness: Unconscious Self.

Message: Healthy foods and plenty of water fuel your energy source. It is important to feed your soul with positive intentions.  Feel the warmth growing within as you radiate love and compassionate courage to the world.

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” – Marianne Williamson

 

4. Heart

Heart Chakra

25. Heart Chakra – Cardiovascular System – Energy Center

The heart chakra is the center or mid-point of our energy body. It is our electromagnetic core that is both grounding and expansive. Similar in concept to the electromagnetic core of earth it provides stability and protection. The heart chakra releases 60% more electromagnetic energy than the brain. This energy creates our energetic/auric field, just as earth generates the gravitational layer of our atmosphere.

This invisible force reminds us of our interconnectedness to all. This is also the energetic place of our infinite soul, where compassion and unconditional love encourage us to evolve.

Basic information about the Heart Chakra

Color: Green – heart. Pink – soul = red/root + white/crown.

Body System: Chest Area – Cardiovascular System.

Goals: Balance, compassion, unconditional love, alchemy.

Practice: Right Love. Feel love for yourself and others.

Malfunction: A closed heart is not able to love or feel joy. Fear can cause the heart to become hard, angry or shut down. A broken heart can create neediness.

Issues: Heartache, jealousy, grief, loss of loved one, illness.

Symptoms of imbalance: Loneliness, codependence, resentment, hopelessness, depression.

Plant Ally: Rose for love.

Essential Oils: Rose, Carnation, Geranium, and Cedar.

Foods: Vegetables greens, broccoli, cucumbers, asparagus.

Stones & Crystals: Rose Quartz, Peridot, Emerald, Green and Pink Tourmaline, Green Jade, Green Aventurine, Green Fluorite, Malachite, Kunzite, Copper, Serpentine, Pink Opal, Green Quartz, Pink and Green Sea Glass.

Archetype: Eagle.

Sacred Geometry: Flower of Life

Platonic Solid: Star Tetrahedron.

Element: Love.

Sacred Belief: Buddhism. (The way of the heart)

Consciousness: Conscious Self.

Message: Become aware of the rhythms of your heart in connection with the rhythms of earth. Your heart is a powerful source of love when it is aligned with the wisdom of your infinite soul.  Feel the miracle of your soul beating within you as you awaken to your true nature as one with all.

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein 

5. Throat

Throat Chakra

26. Throat Chakra – Vocal System – Energy Center

The throat chakra is the gatekeeper between the heart and third eye chakras. It holds both love and wisdom as well as stories from this lifetime and the past. Our words create energy in the form of frequency, intention and tone. It is important to use words wisely for every word creates a vibration that ripples throughout the universe. The energy of breath is the primordial essence of creation.

The throat chakra is the place of communication, it holds the roots of our collective stories within the psyche. Here we can heal our stories by knowing and speaking our truth with love.

Basic information about the Throat Chakra

Color: Blue.

Body System: Throat – Vocal System.

Goals: Clear communication, creativity, resonance, truth.

Practice: Be true to your word, and see how your words or your silence affects you and the world around you.

Malfunction: Losing your voice due to untruths or fear of speaking the truth. Not speaking from the heart.

Issues: Lying, being lied too, having to hold too many family secrets. Not being able to tell the truth without fear.

Symptoms of Imbalance: Shyness, silence, lying, sore throats, stiff neck.

Plant Ally: Elderberry for soothing.

Essential Oils: Chamomile, Gardenia, Bergamot, Spruce.

Foods: Fruits, especially juicy fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, apples, pears, cherries, mangos, kiwi, peaches, melons.

Stones & Crystals:  Amazonite, Celestite, Sodalite, Angelite, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Turquoise, Azurite, Chrysocolla, Blue Fluorite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Kyanite, Lapis.

Archetype: Roots of Tree.

Sacred Geometry: Fruit of Life.

Platonic Solid: Octahedron.

Element: Air.

Sacred Belief: Judaism and Kabbalah. (Our soul stories.)

Consciousness: Collective Unconscious.

Message: Are you speaking truthfully, do you know your truth?  The throat chakra will help you speak your truth from a place of love, compassion and peaceful power.

“Every spoken word arouses our self-will.” – Johanne Wolfgang von Goethe 

 

6. Third Eye

Third Eye Chakra

27. Third Eye – Sensory System – Energy Center

Our third eye intuits information relayed from the prefrontal neocortex at the front of our brain to the pineal gland at the base of our brain. This information is then felt and interpreted in our heart. As we trust our heart’s ability to discern knowledge, we increase our intuitive sense of inner knowing and wisdom.

Knowledge is the process of gathering information; how we perceive this knowledge is wisdom. By merging the logical self with intuitive soul, we can see with the singular eye of the heart. Right knowing, is our ability to see with our hearts instead of our eyes. As we trust our senses we dream our world into being.

Basic information about the Third Eye Chakra

Color: Violet.

Body System: Middle of Forehead – Sensory System.

Goals: Trust your intuition and inner knowing.

Practice: Right Knowing. Dream your world into being.

Malfunction: Not trusting your intuition or inner knowing. Closing your mind to new ideas or ways of thinking.

Issues: Chaos. Over Stimulation. Excess use of electronics.

Symptoms of imbalance: Headaches, nightmares, feeling stuck in your head. Insomnia, over thinking.

Plant Ally: Lavender for inspiration.

Essential Oils: Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, Palo Santo.

Foods: Feasts for the Eyes! Colorful and Healthy.

Stones & Crystals: Iolite, Amethyst, Sugilite, Charoite, Purple Fluorite, Tanzanite.

Archetype: Trunk of Tree.

Sacred Geometry: Knowledge of Life, Metatron’s Cube.

Platonic Solid: Dodecahedron.

Element: Ether.

Sacred Belief: Christianity and Gnosis. (Our inner knowing)

Consciousness: Collective Conscious.

Message: Let go of the monkey mind that is causing you to feel scattered or stuck. Slow down and breathe. Quiet your mind and connect with your heart. From this place, you will begin to see what is truly within you. Open your third eye by seeing with your heart instead of your eyes. This will help you understand the wisdom of your soul. The answer you seek is already within you.

“We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves.” – Galileo

 

7. Crown

Crown Chakra

28. Crown Chakra – Belief System – Energy Center

The crown chakra represents our connection beyond the self to the mystical aspects of our soul’s true nature. Swiss psychologist Carl Jung felt that the human psyche “was by nature religious,” and to heal the soul would require a journey to meet the self and the divine within. Mankind has created over a thousand names for god in search of connection. The crown chakra reminds us to seek within.

Our dreams are interrelated with our crown chakra as a conduit beyond time and space. Stars have filled the night sky inspiring our souls to travel since the dawn of time.

Basic information about the Crown Chakra

Color: White.

Body System: Top of Head – Belief System.

Goals: Experience spiritual connection so you are not alone.

Practice: Let your mind step out of the way of your soul to imagine feeling free within the universe. To know you are interconnected to all through the infinite soul.

Malfunction: Feeling alone in the universe, disconnected from source or knowing your soul. Loss of purpose.

Issues: Spiritual betrayal/confusion via teachers or religion.

Symptoms of imbalance: Confusion, apathy, loss of purpose, deep sense of isolation, sadness and despair. Believing that this is all there is even after death.

Plant Ally: Lotus Flower for enlightenment.

Essential Oils: Spearmint, Lotus, Frankincense and Fir.

Foods: Clear Water and Fasting.

Stones & Crystals: Clear Quartz Crystal, Herkimer Diamond, Selenite, Alexandrite, Diamonds, Apophyllite.

Archetype: Branches of Tree.

Sacred Geometry: Star of Life, Merkaba.

Platonic Solid: Sphere.

Element: Light.

Belief System: Islam and Sufism. (Our dreams and visions)

Consciousness: Awakened Self.

Message: Listen to your higher self and sense what it is asking of you.  Connect with the stars as you stand on earth and feel what your soul is yearning for.  Open yourself to all that is out there and see what feels right for you.  You are not alone. Allow source to flow through you and feel peace.

“Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.” – Pythagoras