Throat Chakra Meaning
The Throat Chakra is the first of the higher chakras. In Sanskrit it is known as Vishuddha (to purify). At this level we learn that only the truth can set us free.
The main developmental age for this energy centre is approximately ages 28 to 35 and the corresponding sacrament is confession. It’s the centre through which we express our creativity and here it really has the power to touch people’s hearts to help them heal, whereas creativity expressed at the sacral chakra level only is enjoyable but doesn’t promote soul growth the same way.
Positive attributes: Contentment, good communicator, good at active listening, artistic, assertive, charismatic, truthful, self-aware, psychic, cannot be manipulated by other people, consistent views and behaviour, speaks from the heart, thinks before speaking, engaging speaking voice, able to see both sides of an argument
Negative attributes: Suffering from verbal diarrhoea, shouty, whiny voice, dogmatic, arrogant, judgmental, poor communicator, easily manipulated, lacking self-awareness, shy, unable to express their true feelings, dishonest, inconsistent, unreliable, fearful, ‘deaf’ to the opinions of others, monotone speaking voice
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH. The Wheel of Fortune corresponds to the expansive energy of the planet Jupiter and the concept of taking risks. Speaking your truth often means taking a risk. The more you do it, the more your energy will expand in the world, allowing you to make your mark. Meditate on the Wheel and how it corresponds to your throat chakra. Vow to speak your truth all day. Tie a blue scarf around your neck as a reminder.
Throat Chakra Symbol
- Colour: Blue, turquoise
- Note: G
- Element: Ether
- Ruling planet: Mercury
- Sense: Sound/Hearing
- Body: Throat, neck, ears, sinuses, lips, tongue, tonsils, vocal cords
- Tarot cards:The Magician, The Hierophant (also the Wheel of Fortune)
- Incense/Essential oil: Chamomile, neroli, lavender, sage, sandalwood and myrrh
- Archangels: Raphael, Michael and Zadkiel
Throat Chakra Stones
Sodalite, blue lace agate, turquoise, blue calcite, aqua aura, aquamarine, angelite, celestite. sapphire
Throat Chakra Affirmation
“I speak my truth.”