Position: In between and slightly above the eyebrows
Element: Light, Telepathic energy
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Purpose of the Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye chakra is symbolised with a lotus flower with two large petals on either side, which traditionally symbolise eyes. It is situated just above and in between your eyebrows and is associated with the colour of indigo. This chakra controls your imagination, intuition and foresight but its main purpose is allowing you to see more than just what your eyes physically allow you to see.
The third eye chakra is associated with the following behaviours and characteristics:
- Perception of spiritual dimensions and movements of energy
- Psychic abilities (clairvoyance and clairaudience especially)
- Connection to wisdom and insight
- Motivates inspiration and creativity
Symptoms of a Blocked Third Chakra
A chakra can become blocked for a wide variety of reasons including illness, stress, emotional trauma and overuse of other energy centres in your chakra system. Your third eye chakra controls a lot of your thoughts, feelings, actions and physical sensations, and so it is important to pay close attention to these aspects of your wellbeing in order to gain an understanding into whether your chakra needs healing.
Symptoms of an underactive third eye chakra:
- You feel lifeless
- You feel sluggish and have a real lack of motivation and energy
- You can be passive
- You feel as though your creativity is blocked
Symptoms of an overactive third eye chakra:
- You are very lively all the time
- You often feel agitated and restless
- You can be reactive
- You can be aggressive
Ways to Rebalance Your Third Eye Chakra
By having a balanced and healthy third eye chakra, you will be able to keep your mind focussed on relative and important issues. You will find ideas flow easier and you have waves of creativity and imagination. You will also be able to see past the physical world and start building up your own intuition and psychic abilities.
If any of the above symptoms apply to you and you would like to rebalance your third eye chakra, below are a list of crystals, aromatherapy scents, yoga poses and affirmations that you can introduce into your life.
Crystals: Emerald, Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli
Aromatherapy: Frankincense, Basil and Holy Basil
Yoga Pose: Active – Dog Face-Down Pose, Passive – Plough Pose
“The answers to all my questions lie within me.”
“I trust my inner self to guide and protect me.”
“I trust my feelings.”
“I choose to accept myself and others exactly as we are.”
“I am full of wisdom.”