The Chakra Series- The Third Eye Chakra
We are almost to the end of our Chakra Series! Today’s post is all about The Third Eye.
The Third eye Chakra, also called Ajna in Sanskrit, means “to perceive” or “To Know.” This chakra is located above and between the eyebrows. This is the center for our intuition, and the more we are in touch with this chakra, the better able we are to make correct choices, and gain in-sight into situations in our everyday life.
Third eye chakra basics….
Location-Above & between the eyebrows
Sanskrit name and meaning- Ajna /“to perceive, to know”
Main issue- Intuition/Wisdom
Associated Body Parts-Eyes, Base Of Skull
Element and Ruling Planet- Light/Telepathic energy/ Neptune & Jupiter
Astrological Associations- Sagittarius/Pisces (yay!)
Associated Sense- sixth sense
Fragrances, Incense, Oils-Hyacinth, Violet, Rose Geranium
Crystals-Amethyst, Fluorite, Azurite
Animals & Archetypes- (no animals) Psychic/Rationalist
Physical Dysfunctions- Headaches, poor vision, neurological disturbances, glaucoma
Emotional dysfunctions-nightmares, learning difficulties, hallucinations
Developmental age & life lesson- (N/A)/ emotional intelligence
The Third Eye How does your chakra spin?….
The third eye chakra is all about becoming aware, and transcending the purely physical world, and opening oneself up to intuitive sight and wisdom. When we have a balanced ajna chakra, we have the ability to tap into our inner knowledge in order to answer questions which we would normally look to others to answer. We learn to trust our own judgement, and just “know” what we should do in any given situation. So how does your ajna spin? Is it too open? Blocked? Or balanced?
Too Open (spins too fast)- Highly logical, dogmatic, authoritarian, arrogant
Blocked (spins sluggishly or not at all)-Undisciplined, fears success, tendency towards schizophrenia, sets sights too low.
Balanced (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct speed)-charismatic, highly intuitive, not attached to material things, may experience unusual phenomena.
The Archetypes of the Ajna….
Here is some excellent insight into the archetypes of the third eye chakra. What do you currently recognize yourself as? The Psychic or the Rationalist? Take a look at the photos below to learn more….
Third eye Meditations….
I would like to share a few meditations from the Insight Timer app for the Third Eye Chakra….
Practical Intuition-The perfect tool to tap into your intuitive decision making….
I would like to mention a book that I read years ago, that I found very helpful in tuning into my intuition. It actually has a series of lessons that you do as you progress through the book. It not only gives you skills to strengthen your third eye, but the lessons are a lot of fun to do! HERE is the link to purchase the book. You can also check to see if your local library has it.
I hope you found this post insightful, and that it inspires you to tap into your ajna chakra and intuitive powers. If more people worked with their third eye chakra, and listened to their intuition (sometimes referred to as our “gut instincts”) the world would find far fewer mistakes being made, and people would find themselves happier because they would have made the perfect life choices for themselves. It is never too late to begin a healing chakra practice! Try it for yourself starting now.
I hope everyone has a peaceful week! Stay tuned for our last post of the chakra series-The Crown Chakra!
Until next post,