Saturday, January 22, 2011

Energetic Studies - The Fifth Chakra

Identifying Names: 5th Chakra, Throat Chakra, the Etheric Template, The Throat Eye, Visuddha

Colour: Blue, Sky Blue, Aqua, Turquoise

Location: Centre of the throat at base of neck

Governs: thyroid, parathyroid, mouth, throat, ears, lungs, respiratory system, vocal chords, trachea, neck vertebrae, teeth and gums, oesophagus, hypothalamus, neck and upper back and in Animals also: forelegs & paws

Fragrances & Oils: chamomile, myrrh, eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint, sage and clary sage, gardenia, ylang-ylang, basil, rosemary

Crystals: lapis lazuli, turquoise, aquamarine, blue lace agate, sodalite, blue quartz, topaz, celestite, amber, larimar, chrysocolla, amazonite, azurite
  • Crystals that work with all charkas: moldavite, clear quartz, seraphinite and fulgurite
Archetypes: Positive archetype: Communicator; Negative archetype: Silent Child / Masked Self
Physical Dysfunctions: sore throat, neck ache, thyroid problems (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism), tinnitus, asthma, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, joint problems, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands, dental issues, jaw problems, bone loss, muscle cramping, parathyroid lesions, oesophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer
Emotional Dysfunctions: perfectionism, inability to express emotions, blocked creativity, addiction, judgment & criticism, lack of faith, incapacity to make decisions
Sacramental Association: Confession
  • Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas
  • Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi
  • Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.
  • Herbs & Spices: salt, lemongrass, chamomile, peppermint, sage and clary sage, basil, rosemary
Developmental Age: Early Responsible Adulthood – 28-35
Life Lesson: related to will and self-expression
Other information/Associations:
  • Element: Akasha &/or Ether
  • Gland: Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Musical Note: G
  • Type of Music: Opera
  • Animals: Sparrow, Hawk, Elephant, Bull
  • Planet: Mercury
  • Astrological Signs: Virgo & Gemini
  • Symbol: Chalice (Cup)
  • Kabbalah Sefirah: Gevurah and Hesed
  • Sefirah Attributes: Judgement and Mercy
  • In Animals: When Unbalanced the animal may experience: Difficulty communicating, ego, emotions caught in the throat. To Awaken and Balance: Sing, chant, hum, breathe consciously. This will soothe the animal and promote healing
General Notes of Interest:
  • The throat centre releases the ability to speak the truth, express oneself, giving judgment and criticism
  • Metabolism of energy involves two processes – catabolism (breakdown of substance to create energy) and anabolism (building of new tissue from less complex substances).
  • Imbalance of (too much) catabolic energy shows in the inability to speak up
  • Imbalance of (too much) anabolic energy shows in the inability to shut up
  • this chakra is closely aligned with the genesis (or seed) of existence
  • truth empowers the fifth chakra, lies (including those of negative self-talk) weaken it
References Cited:

• Hands of Light
By: Barbara Brennan
• The Crystal Ally Cards: The Crystal Path to Self Knowledge
By: Naisha Ahsian
• Energy Medicine – Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy and Vitality
By: Donna Eden with David Feinstein, Ph. D
• Meditation as Medicine – Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force
By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD & Cameron Smith
• Perfect Health – The Complete Body-Mind Guide
By: Dr. Deepak Chopra

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