Third Eye Chakra Meaning
The third eye chakra is called ‘Ajna’ in Sanskrit which means ‘to know,’ ‘to perceive’ or ‘to control.’ The sacrament associated with the third eye is ordination into the priesthood.
There is no known developmental age associated with this chakra and it the third eye could be activated at any time in our lives. However, in order to integrate the knowledge available to us through this energy centre and turn it into wisdom, we need to make sure that all the lower chakras are balanced and harmoniously aligned.
Positive attributes: Lots of ESP experiences and synchronicity, fully functioning clairs (claircognizance, clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience), strong faith, healing ability (both in person and at a distance), detachment, discernment, wisdom, intuition, respected by others, profound understanding of past-present -future, aware of consequences of all choices
Negative attributes: Materialistic, lacking trust, unable to discriminate, intellectual arrogance, dim-witted, lacking foresight, not aware of the consequences of one’s actions, unspiritual, isolated
Third Eye Chakra Symbol
- Colour: Indigo, violet when activated
- Note: A
- Element: Light/telepathic communication
- Ruling planet: Neptune/Jupiter
- Sense: ESP
- Body: Eyes, central nervous system, cerebellum, cerebellum, base of skull, pituitary gland
- Tarot cards: The High Priestess, The Hermit, The Moon
- Crystals: Lapis lazuli, azurite, purple apatite, sapphire, amethyst, fluorite, opal, lepidolite
- Incense/Essential oil: Rose geranium, hyacinth, violet, jasmine, vetiver, patchouli, rosemary
- Archangels: Raziel, Zadkiel and Gabriel
Third Eye Chakra Stones
Lapis lazuli, azurite, purple apatite, sapphire, amethyst, fluorite, opal, lepidolite
Yogic eye exercises are excellent for the health of both your physical eyes and your energetic third eye.
The more you pay attention to synchronicity, the more the synchronicities in your life will increase. Keeping an intuitive journal/diary is a way of investing in your psychic development.
Third Eye Chakra Activation
Sound has the power to open/activate the third eye chakra. Chanting the ‘eeee’ in the key of A or chanting OM repeatedly can achieve this. The third eye can also be activated spontaneously while listening to classical music with the eyes closed. You will know this has happened if you start seeing light and colours.
Crystals can also be used to activate the third eye. Choose any of the crystals mentioned above or a clear quartz piece and lie down with the crystal over your third eye. My personal favourite is lapis lazuli.
Third Eye Chakra Affirmation
“I live my life guided by my intuition.”