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The Fifth Chakra

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FIFTH CHAKRA

COMMUNICATION, SELF-EXPRESSION, KNOWLEDGE

Tranquil like the ocean, blue relaxes our mental faculties and takes us into states of blissful relaxation. Be careful as too much of this color can lead the “moody blues”. It has a pacifying effect on the nervous system and is great for insomnia. Blue is excellent for speech and communication, it helps us express our thoughts in a clear concise manner.  The fifth chakra is associated with sound in general.

The meaning of your own personal truth is central to this chakra. The more free-flowing the energy of this chakra, the more you are able to speak your truth without fearing the consequences or at least without letting external forces stop you from doing it. When the throat chakra is too open, you may talk more than other people would like and may not listen closely enough. On a different level, the chakra is also associated with personal will. When the chakra is very open your will can be excessively strong; when it is closed, your will can seem nonexistent.

Reason, logic, and all forms of communication are properties of the element Metal. Often dealing with matters of self-worth, metal people are forceful, strong and determined – and can often be driven by a need to succeed. Metal people are determined, self-reliant and forceful. You enjoy the good life and all it has to offer – luxury, comfort and freedom, especially. You’re like a reclusive film star; you want the acclaim, but you also want to be left alone. You create your own success, building your desired destiny with single-minded focus. Others look up to you in awe of your commanding, confident presence. As such, the nature and pursuit of “The Truth” is central to metal types.

The need to impart this understanding to others is also a central characteristic of metal people and contributes largely to the forcefulness of their personality socially. Mercury is the only planet that also has a metal named after it so, like the moon’s reign over the seas, it only makes sense that mercury be given domain over metal. After all, mercury rules communication in all forms. The champion of logic and reason, Mercury rules rational thought. In fact, our learning styles and overall intellect is also a reflection of Mercury.

Sanskrit Namevisuddha MeaningPurification
LocationThroat
FunctionCommunication, creativity
LessonRelationships–The right to speak. Learning to express oneself and one’s beliefs (truthful expression). Ability to trust. Loyalty. Organization and planning.
Imbalances Thyroid imbalances, swollen glands. Fevers and flu. Infections. Mouth, jaw, tongue, neck and shoulders problems. Hyperactivity. Hormonal disorders such as PMS, mood swings, bloating and menopause.
Situatedthe throat. It is associated with the element Akasa -relating to things ethereal. It controls the portion of the physical body from midpoint of the nose to the collar bones. Once activated, we become conscious of our mental body(lower are physical, etheric and astral). By activating this chakra, the person becomes aware, for the first time, that the internal worlds are real worlds. The throat chakra also controls that the internal worlds are real worlds. In addition, the throat chakra controls a person’s ability to express himself or herself creatively and effectively and controls facial expression and the non-verbal. It gives a person the confidence to say no, to disagree in a reasoned way. Fear is transmuted so that one is not afraid to express himself fully in all situations. Here we have the realm of consciousness where communication occurs, whether that be within ourselves or to and from another.
CrystalMoonstoneElementEther / Air and Fire energy. sound
Regions effectedEars, Throat and Thyroid GlandsArea of consciousnessArea of consciousness for the etheric body.
Sound, vibration, communication and self – expression.
Key WordsSound, vibration, communication, and self-expressionPhysical organ associationThyroid and parathyroid glands, lungs, vocal cords, and bronchial apparatus.
RelationshipThe throat area where sound is createdPlanetMercury, Neptune
StimulantsSinging (in the shower), poetry, stamp or art collecting. Meaningful conversations. Blue food & drink. Blue gemstones and blue clothing. Using blue oils such as chamomile or geranium essential oils.GovernsCommunication, expression of thoughts and feelings.
Inner stateSynthesis of ideas into symbolsOther manifestationsVibration
GlandsThyroid, parathyroidOther body partsNeck, shoulders, arms, hands
MalfunctionSore throat, stiff neck, colds, thyroid problems, hearing problemsSenseHearing
Musical noteG
MetalMercury
FoodsFruitsCorresponding verb“I speak”
Herbs for incenseFrankincense. BenzoinGemstonesTurquoise
AnimalsElephant, bull, lionChief operating forceSympathetic vibration

Blue controls the metabolic rate of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, balancing the bodies’ equilibrium. It is cooling and soothing to the mind and affects your ability to express yourself vocally. This means it helps you to communicate your inner feelings and needs to others. Use blue power where there is difficulty in motivation and difficulty in expressing yourself and also if you are involved in things which have little to do with everyday life. You may also find that if you suffer from sore throats you will often have difficulty in expressing yourself.

Fifth chakra- the throat. It is associated with the element Akasa -relating to things ethereal. It controls the portion of the physical body from midpoint of the nose to the collar bones. Once activated, we become conscious of our mental body(lower are physical, etheric and astral). By activating this chakra, the person becomes aware, for the first time, that the internal worlds are real worlds. The throat chakra also controls that the internal worlds are real worlds. In addition, the throat chakra controls a person’s ability to express himself or herself creatively and effectively and controls facial expression and the non-verbal. It gives a person the confidence to say no, to disagree in a reasoned way. Fear is transmuted so that one is not afraid to express himself fully in all situations. Here we have the realm of consciousness where communication occurs, whether that be within ourselves or to and from another.

Communication, self-expression, knowledge – Tranquil like the ocean, blue relaxes our mental faculties and takes us into states of blissful relaxation. It has a pacifying effect on the nervous system and is great for insomnia. Blue is excellent for speech and communication, it helps express our thoughts in a clear concise manner.

Related to things ethereal. controls a person’s ability to express themselves creatively and effectively. Here we have the realm of consciousness where communication occurs, whether that be within ourselves or to and from another.

Communication, expression of thoughts and feelings.