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The Third Chakra

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THIRD CHAKRA

WISDOM, CLARITY, OPTIMISM, COMMUNICATION

The third chakra is associated with personal power. People who are empowered have high positive energy emanating from their third chakras. Knowing that you can move things forward in your life to order to learn, grow, and live well is closely related to having a clear third chakra. Individual charisma is also generated in this energetic region. Conversely people who don’t trust their own perceptions of feel confident in their own decisions may experience disruptions in this chakra.

Color
YELLOW – Yellow connects us to our mental resources. It creates a sense of optimism awareness and understanding. Yellow stimulates the mind and gives us clarity of thought. Sunny and positive this color is good for lifting depressing negative thoughts.

When the third chakra is closed or blocked it can lead to a lack of energy, fatigue, and a yearning to be quiet and shut down. During times when this chakra is blocked, confrontations with others can be very hard to initiate or even tolerate. Fire, at its core, symbolizes the life force.

Optimism, enthusiasm and motivation are governed by fire, as is anger and war. Fire people are quite intelligent, impulsive, fervent, and dynamic – true leaders. Fire types burn through life with your fierce charm, your impulsive enthusiasm and your restless emotions. A natural leader, you inspire with your decisive action and dramatic expression; people can’t help but be magnetically drawn to you. Your instinctual, but your mind sparks with new ideas and clever solutions.

Identity, self expression, and hence self-esteem are areas of life central to Fire people and it fuels their creative and inquisitive mature and underlies their need for to be heard and/or seen. Mars, the “Red Planet” is always associated with fire. Indeed, the eternal flame of life which shall not be vanquished is governed fanned and fueled by Mars.

Passion is the fuel for this fire and all emotions that take from it are ruled by Mars. Ruler of the individual ego and its need for self expression, Mars is master of naked force and drive. Mars is the will to express, the passion to create, and the ambition to be.

Sanskrit NameMeaningPersonal Power
LocationSolar Plexus Chakra – has control over the solar plexus ganglia which plays an important part in our relationship to the world and to people, places, and things; our ability to connect and belong and make long term intimate associations; the love of one’s home or one’s loved as well as feelings of contentment and trust are all associated with this chakra.. (That nervous feeling at the pit of our stomach when something big is bothering you or you feel frightened-or you feel anxiety for no reason at all-often hits here. -or the chakra just above it, which radiates it down to the solar plexus. But they are more steady in the solar plexus, a more dulled feeling-pain, anger, fear, joy.

Transformation to a new state occurs through this chakra’s basic dynamic energy and our ability to find a balance between extremes.
Situatedsolar plexus FunctionFunction
Will, Power
LessonThe solar plexus relates to the autonomic nervous system, pancreas and liver. Yellow has a stimulating effect on the nerves. It is good for co-ordination and orientation. It aids digestion and purifiers the whole system and is especially good for the skin. Yellow links to the mental and intellectual faculties and encourages warm warmheartedness. Yellow dispels envy, jealousy and fear. It counteracts feelings of lack of power or obsessional behavior. This is a very important energy center in relation to how you feel about yourself.
CrystalCoralElementAir and Fire energy relating to the seat of power.
Regions effectedCirculation, Adrenals, Liver and PancreasArea of consciousness
Key WordsFire, power, will, energy, metabolism, technology, transformation, magic, humor

Physical organ associationPancreas, adrenals
Chief operating forceCombustionPlanetMars, sun
AttributesGoverns
Inner stateInner state
Laughter, joy, anger
Other manifestations
GlandsOther body partsOther body parts
Digestive system, muscles body parts
MalfunctionMalfunction
Ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia
SenseSight
Tarot suiteWandsmusical noteE
MetalIron
FoodsStarchesCorresponding verb“I can”
Herbs for incenseCarnation, cinnamonGemstonesAmber, topaz
AnimalsRamChief operating forceGravity

Wisdom, clarity, optimism, communication – yellow connects us to our mental resources. It creates a sense of optimism awareness and understanding. Yellow stimulates the mind and gives us clarity of thought. Sunny and positive this color is good for lifting depressing negative thoughts.

Located in the solar plexus has control over this area which plays an important part in our relationship to the world and to people, places and things; our ability to connect and belong and make long tern intimate associations; love of one’s home or loved ones as well as feelings of contentment and trust are all associated here.
Transformation – combustion, fire, energy, action, power and will.