Third Eye Chakra

Colour – Purple / Indigo

Element – Light

Seed sound – AUM

Location – between and just above the eyebrows

Sanskrit – Ajna translation – command, perceive

The Third Eye Chakra

Physical anatomy- brain, nerves, forehead, eyes, nose, pituitary and pineal glands and the sinuses.

The Third Eye chakra‘s colour is purple however some describe it as deep indigo. It is sometimes known as the intuition chakra or the Psychic chakra however also governs our imagination, inner visions and also our conscience, our perception of right and wrong.

Represents your ability to see, use your intuition, use your imagination, remember your dreams, listen to your inner voice, and heed your conscience. The eyes see the material or physical world, Ajna, allows us to see other energies, intuition, clairvoyance, imagination, creativity and visualization. When these two energy channels Ida and Pingala merge with the central energy channel, Sushumna, duality ends.


Blocked symptoms include vision problems, headache, nasal congestion, sinus infection, stroke, brain abnormalities, lack of imagination, difficulty with visualization, rarely remembering your dreams lack of intuition and no sense of inner voice or conscience, you may struggle to have faith in your broader purpose. So, you may feel there’s no point to what you’re doing, or feel it is insignificant. You might also be struck by your inability to make decisions. Some people describe this as a feeling of psychological paralysis. If you have a blocked Third Eye Chakra, you might have trouble sleeping, feel clumsy, and struggle to learn new things.

Overloaded symptoms include headache, hyperventilation, brain hemorrhage, hallucinations, psychic abilities that impair normal functioning psychosis, living in a fantasy world, being in your head too much and problems distinguishing dream experiences from real experiences

Balancing suggestions include drawing, painting, meditating, visualizing, recording and interpreting your dreams, paying attention to what you see around you, listening to your intuition.

Amethyst is the crystal associated with the Third eye Chakra

  1. known as the “meditative stone” and “calming stone”
  2. provides calm, balance, patience and peace
  3. equally beneficial on each of the emotional, spiritual and physical planes
  4. can assist with personal losses and grief
  5. aids in emotional stability and inner strength
  6. enhances flexibility and cooperation
  7. can help with overcoming addictions and compulsive behaviors
  8. increases spirituality and enhances intuition
  9. assists in making a clear connection between the Earth plane and Source
  10. helps in opening channels to telepath, past life regression as well as all ‘clears’
  11. protects against psychic attack
  12. protects against thieves and also protects travelers
  13. helps healing with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing
  14. color – purple

Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Also enhances metaphysical abilities and an excellent stone to assist with meditation, dream recall and visualization. Amethyst blocks negative environmental energies. Beneficial to the mind – calms or stimulates as necessary. Also enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone balances emotional highs and lows. 

Archangel Zadkiel is associated with the Third Eye Chakra. He will help to release all shadows, behaviours and patterns that you deny seeing in yourself or others around you. He will help to clear away the blockages in your Third Eye that deny you the full use and benefit of your intuition and 

As the violet light flows, it brings clear sight and helps to improve your clairvoyance and claircognisance. This then opens you up to the grace of love and understanding.

Zadkiel is the archangel of freedom, benevolence and mercy, and the Patron of all who forgive, Rabbinical tradition considers him to be the angel of mercy.

If you are not meditating, now is the time to start, and, while you have started, also join a Yoga studio or class. After you have a few classes under you belt, ask the instructor to help you with poses intended to help balance the Heart Chakra. 

Meditation is best done in peace and quiet. Hold your crystal in your left hand if you are sitting, or place it over your throat if laying down. Yoga poses to assist with balancing this chakra – 

Yoga poses to aid this chakra – Tadasana, Janu Sirsasana, Uttanasana, Makarasana, Balasana, 

Also, practice Seed Mantra Meditation

In your private meditation experiment with burning incense. Palo Santo wood incense or another that you find cleansing and relaxing. If you find this doesn’t work for you, that is OK. There are no rules here.

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