Chakra Locations, Information and Uses 

Chakra Locations, Information and Uses 

1st Chakra,  The Root/Base Chakra,  Muladhara


The color for the root chakra is red or black

Location: Base of the spine
Color: Red/Black
Element: Earth
Sense: Smell
Musical Keynote: Middle C (vocalized as an "ooh" sound)
Associated Gland: Adrenal
*Controls body solids, such as the spinal column, bones, teeth, and nails. Also the blood, building process of cells, the colon, and rectal area
Gemstones:: Agate, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Coral, Red Garnet, Ruby, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline and Black Tourmaline in Clear Quartz
Herbs: Cedar, Clove, Pepper, Vetiver
Essential Oils: Balsam de Peru, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rosewood, Thyme, Vetiver
Qualities and/or Functions: Survival, power to achieve goals, vitality, grounding, material security, stability, stillness, courage
In A Word: Root Chakra-Evolution
Verb: I have

Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. and it is grounded with your power. When this chakra is open, you feel in good health and connected with your physical body. It is used to ground your essence into your physical body. This chakra gives you determination, grounds you and aids in survival in the physical realms.

The Root Chakra, 1st chakra: red or black: lodestone, ruby, garnet, smoky quartz, obsidian, onyx, hematite.

Red Stones: protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds.

Black Stones: self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace, anxiety.

2nd Chakra, The Sacral/Spleen Chakra, Swadhistana


The color for this chakra is orange.

Location: Below the navel
Color: Orange
Element: Water
Sense: Taste
Musical Keynote: D above middle C (vocalized as the "o" in "home")
Associated Organs/Systems: Reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder
Gemstones: Carnelian, Coral, Gold Calcite, Moonstone, Blood Citrine and Orange Jasper
Herbs: Damiana, Gardenia, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang
Essential Oils: Benzoin, Cardamon, Clary Sage, Elemi, Fennel, Sandalwood
Qualities and/or Functions: Primal feelings, awe, enthusiasm, opens to others, personal creativity
In A Word: Sacral Chakra-Fertility
Verb: I feel

Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.  It is used for creativity, vitality and sexual expression and creates the balance between connectedness with other people and time spent alone. The spleen chakra is located in the sexual organs-- ovaries in women and testes in men.

The Spleen Chakra, 2nd chakra: orange: carnelian, coral, orange jasper, orange jade

Orange Stones: for personal power, self esteem. They are connected to the Sun, attract luck and success, assists in positive outcomes.

3rd Chakra, The Solar Plexus Chakra,  Manipura


The color for this chakra is yellow.

Location: Above the navel, but below the chest
Color: Yellow
Element: Fire
Sense: Sight
Musical Keynote: E (vocalized as the "o" sound in "top")
Associated Organs/Systems: Pancreas, liver, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system, lower back, muscles
Gemstones:: Amber, Citrine, Tiger's Eye, Topaz, Yellow Sapphire, Sulphur, Yellow Jasper
Herbs: Bergamot, Carnation, Lavender, Rosemary
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cedarwood, Coriander, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Lavender, Rosemary
Qualities and/or Functions: Personal power, social identity, influence, authority, self-control, energy, will, peace, radiance, joy, inner harmony, vitality and inner strength
In A Word: Solar Plexus Chakra-Empowerment
Verb: I can

This chakra deals with the human ego, emotions and self-love.
When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. It is your center of will. The primary energy of this Chakra is free will. Love essentially comes from the Heart Chakra, but the spark is often ignited in the Solar Plexus Charka. This chakra gives you strength and provides the ability to hold energy for personal power and emotional control

The Solar Plexus Chakra, 3rd chakra: yellow: amber, topaz, citrine, yellow calcite, yellow jasper

Yellow Stones: communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, digestion, nervous system, skin problems, breathing disorders.

4th Chakra, The Heart Chakra, Anahata

The color for this chakra is green or pink.

Location: The center of the chest
Color: Green/Pink
Element: Air
Sense: Touch
Musical Keynote: F (vocalized "ah")
Associated Gland: Thymus
*Controls the heart, blood circulation, immune system, lower lungs, rib cage, skin, upper back
Gemstones:: Emerald, Green Jade, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Kunzite, and Watermelon Tourmaline.
Herbs: Marjoram, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Orris root, Rose oil, Yarrow
Essential Oils: Marjoram, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Melissa, Rose, Maroc, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang
Qualities and/or Functions: Unconditional love, harmony, forgiveness, healing, compassion, understanding, personal transformation, warmth, sharing, devotion, selflessness
In A Word: Heart Chakra-Compassion
Verb: I love

Air, Social identity, oriented to self-acceptance This chakra is called the heart chakra and is the middle chakra in a system of seven. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy fourth chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace and centeredness.  This chakra deals with physical healing, balance, harmony, compassion and love. The heart chakra is located near the heart.

This chakra is most important in all facets of love, when it is balanced, you trust in others, take risks, love and feel loved. Physically, it governs the thymus gland, heart, blood, circulatory system and the immune and endocrine systems. To help activate this chakra, eat lots of green vegetables, surround yourself in nature, especially trees and plants. The symbol of this chakra is the Crescent.

The Heart Chakra, 4th chakra: green or pink: emerald, tourmaline, aventurine, malachite, rose quartz, rhodonite, rhodochrosite

Pink Stones: calm, sooth, stop distress, help with love. They smooth difficulties in relationships, help with self-love and are good for group rituals.

Green Stones: These are for healing. Eyes, kidneys, stomach, migraines, esp. Help with money, luck, prosperity, grounding and balance.

5th Chakra, The Throat Chakra, Visuddha

The color for this chakra is blue.

Location: the throat area
Color: blue
Element: Ether
Sense: Sound
Musical Keynote: G (vocalized "eh")
Associated Glands: Thyroid
*Controls the jaw, neck, throat, voice, airways, upper lungs, arms
Gemstones:: Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Chalcedony, Turquoise, Blue Quartz, Blue Kyanite, Angelite, Blue Obsidian, Apatite, Blue Tourmaline, Azurite, Calcite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite
Herbs: Benzoin, Basil, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Sage
Essential Oils:Benzoin, Basil, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Hyssop, Linden Blossom, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Sage
Qualities and/or Functions: Creative self-expression, communication, inspiration, wisdom, confidence, integrity, truth, freedom, independence
. This chakra deals with communication and expression. The throat chakra is located near the thyroid gland. Opening this chakra allows you to speak the truth and to express your true feelings with love.

In A Word: Throat Chakra-Communication
Verb: I speak

From here, you begin to know divine love and your personal power is strengthened with divine knowledge and wisdom. Physically, it governs the thyroid gland, lungs, vocal cords, bronchial apparatus and metabolism. To help activate this chakra, have water near you, and use blue candles. The symbol of this chakra is the Star.

The Throat Chakra, 5th chakra: blue: turquoise, aquamarine, Lapis lazuli, sodalite, quartz, angelite, aqua aura

Blue Stones: calm emotions, sleep, healing, ulcers and inflammation. Use them in the bath for purification.

6th Chakra, The Third Eye Chakra, Ajna

The color for this chakra is indigo, a combination of red and blue

Location: Middle of the forehead
Color: Indigo
Element: Light
Musical Keynote: A (vocalized "ee")
Associated Glands: Pituitary
*Controls the endocrine system, the left brain hemisphere, the left eye, nose, ears, sinuses, and parts of the nervous system
Gemstones:: Lepidolite, Iolite, Strawberry Quartz, Lapis, Azurite, Sodalite
Herbs: Jasmine, Mint, Mugwort, Star Anise
Essential Oils:
Anise, Angelica Seed, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Pine
Qualities and/or Functions: Inner vision, intuition, clairvoyance, insight, perception, imagination, concentration, peace of mind, projection of will, manifestation
In A Word: Brow Chakra-Perception
Verb: I see

Light, Archetypal identity, oriented to self-reflection This chakra is known as the brow chakra or third eye center. It is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly, in effect, letting us "see the big picture."  This chakra deals with clairvoyance and mental activity. The third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead.

When this chakra is open, you experience spiritual wisdom and enlightenment. It is the center of physical and spiritual understanding. Physically, it governs the pituitary gland, lower brain, nervous system, ears, nose and the left eye - the eye of personality. To help activate this chakra, flowers are extremely helpful. Clothing and lighting in this color also stimulate this chakra. The symbol of this chakra is the Pyramid.

The Brow Chakra, 6th chakra: purple: Lapis lazuli, iolite, amethyst

Purple Stones: mysticism, purification, meditation, psychic work, subconscious, health, obedience, headaches, mental illness, hair problems and sleep.

7th Chakra, The Crown Christ Consciousness Chakra, Sahasrara

The color for this chakra is a mixture of Silver, Gold and White and Violet.

Location: the top of the head
Color: Violet or white
Element: Thought
Musical Keynote: B (vocalized "ohm")
Associated Glands: Pineal
*Controls cerebrum, right brain hemisphere, right eye, central nervous system
Gemstones:: Alexandrite, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Selenite, Herkimer Diamond, Kundalini Quartz, Tiger's Eye, Amethyst, Citrine, and Smokey Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz.
Herbs: Frankincense, Lotus, Neroli, Rose, Olibanum, Spruce
Essential Oils: Frankincense, Neroli, Rose, Pine
Qualities and/or Functions: Perfection, integration, unity with the divine, wisdom and purpose, universal consciousness, understanding, enlightenment
In A Word: Crown Chakra-Divine Bliss
Verb: I know

Thought, Universal identity, oriented to self-knowledge. This is the crown chakra that relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.  It is the combination of All that Is and the Divine Connection. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. The silver is the feminine energy of creation, the gold is the masculine energy of creation, and the white/violet light is truth and clarity which give clear vision of the truth and protection

The Crown Chakra, 7th chakra: white or clear: quartz, diamond, white amethyst

White Stones: These are ruled by the Moon. Sleep, psychism, promote lactation, protection after dark, gets rid of headaches

Projecting stones: destroy disease, strengthen conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Dense, heavy, and/or opaque. Red, orange, yellow, gold. Ruby, diamond, lava, topaz and Rhodochrosite are some projecting stones.

Receiving stones: calming, soothing, inward or magnetic. Meditation, spirituality, wisdom, mysticism and peace. Translucent, green, blue, blue-green, purple, grey, silver, black, pink and white. Some good examples are moonstone, aquamarine, emerald, stones, rose quartz, pink tourmaline, kunzite, lapis lazuli, sugilite, sodalite and sapphire


Auras are the physical manifestation of the electric field surrounding each and every living thing. That is what causes shocks when touching something metal. It's considered a graphic representation of the human soul (not the soul, but an indicator of it). It is like an external directional signal indicating the spiritual essence of the person wearing it. Some individuals have the ability to see these Auras, which have different colors, depending on the person.

White: A lot of energy being sensed. Spiritual, higher-self connected, also connected to the spiritual world. Can create aloofness and separate energies because it keeps out other colors. Can also be used as protection.

Red: Physical Energy; physically-based personality or sensuality. The emotions can range from the fire of raging passion and anger to the soft warmth of love and affection. Harsh Reds (such as crimson) tend
to indicate emotionally charged physical animation, usually anger and perhaps some hatred. Warm Reds, sensuous, or physically charged and healthy. Can also "feel" the energy projected from a Red Aura.

Orange: Friendly, open, up-beat, and approachable. Orange is the color of vitality, vigor, good health, and sexual excitement. A burnt Orange can show tiredness (usually around the fringes of a dull Orange).

Yellow: Intellectual, thinking, working faculties. Yellow shows creativity and inspiration at work or a readiness to be creative.

Green: Healthy, balanced, calming, charming, sensual and sensibility. Green is the color of growth and change, indicates the cycles of Mother Nature. An emerald Green shows completeness of an endeavor.

Blue: Intellectual, calm, reserved, cool, pleasant, convinced; sometimes an integrated personality exuding charisma. Blue provides sensitivity and yet it can make the best of barriers against warmer energies. Can represent peace and spirituality.

Violet: Spiritual, sensitive, focused but not necessarily in reality. High vibration, tuning into Master Teacher's energy. Can be used to raise the consciousness/vibrations of the energy around it. Violet is associated to the feminine principle.

Purple: It is a combination of Blue and Red, a combination of wisdom and understanding. Shows sensitivity to a particular situation. Can move "into" other colors and bring out information connected with it. Shows true psychic abilities.

Pink: Physical energy being diffused, hence it is a calming color.

Lime Green: Not a prevalent color, shows unbalanced; usually stress-related.

Brown: Need to work with this color to get a feel for it. Could be warm rich and well integrated person, or one who is unhealthy, or just to much going on (different types of stress).

Black: Nothing getting out, shielding or hiding. Hides feelings from others and creates privacy. Draws light to it, total absorption. Feeling tired? Feel the world sucking around one? Or is it like a flat black, a scintillation of one's own energy being diffused out? In other words, is there a metallic tint? If feeling drained, it could be a "psychic vampire". Otherwise, it may be someone who is very skilled who doesn't want to be noticed,
scanned or bothered. Usually the colors when viewed with these individual's tend to be more metallic. Many people misinterpret these also.

Silver: Reveals an awakening of consciousness to the Universal Laws. Also shows abundance and money.

Gold: Gold is the color of the Higher Self. The right use of this energy can give protection from negativity. Tuning into a Master Teacher's energy, associated with the masculine principle. Attractive to others, can provide great healings and wonderful outcomes to goals. Can be used to raise the consciousness.

Mixed Shades: (like mixed Reds) Mixed emotion. Stability should be questioned. Generally not based in reality.

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