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Chakra & Aura Color Meanings

Our chakras are funnel-shaped spinning energy vortexes of multicolored light.  The term "chakra" comes from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel or disc.   As the "hot spots" of the energy pathways known as the meridians, chakras are the areas of the highest density of energy and therefore the easiest places to exchange energy with the outside world.  Energy passes through the chakras to your etheric energy field or aura and onto the outside world, and from the outside world back through your auric layers to and through your chakras to your body.   This energy exchange is what gives you that psychic sense of your surroundings, while the flow of this energy is directly affected by your thoughts, emotions, health, and state of mind.

Our chakras are influenced by everything we do, and go in and out of alignment and balance naturally.   From little stresses, minor illnesses, and leading the fast-paced lifestyles we do today, our chakras need to be realigned to eliminate dis-ease of the mind, body and spirit.   Affecting the flow of this energy and balancing our chakras can be done through working with crystals and gemstones, colors, sounds, fragrances, and meditation.   Chakra stones, including red jasper, peach adventurine, golden quartz, green adventurine, lapis lazuli, sodalite, and amethyst can be used to heal and balance our chakras simultaneously.


1st - Root/Base: Red chakra located at the base of the spine.  Its Sanskrit name ismuladhara.   It is associated with our connection to earth, survival, health, abundance, family, passion, and moving forward in life.

If the root (base) chakra becomes unbalanced, you may feel "stuck" and just can't seem to move forward in life.  You may feel ungrounded, with a depleting sense of self.  This frequently happens following traumatic events, family problems, death of a loved one, and major life changes.  A blockage in the root chakra prevents the release of grief, guilt, and sadness, contributing the the inability to move forward and preventing you from following your destiny.

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced root chakra:  loneliness, insecurities, feeling ungrounded, unconfident, abandoned, indecisive, depressed, anxious, addictions, phobias, obsessions.

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced root chakra:  lower-back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, constipation, diarrhea, rectal/anal problems, impotence, water retention, and problems with groin, hips, legs, knees, calves, ankles, and feet. 

Healing the Root Chakra:
Balancing and opening the root/base chakra allows negative emotions to be released, regenerating confidence and your will to move forward in life. A healthy root/base chakra promotes feelings of security and encourages exploration to find your life's purpose and achieve success.  A balanced root chakra also generates the flow of energy to all other chakras.


 Root – Muladhara
Keynote: C
Frequency: 256 Hz.
Vowel: Uh
Bija: Lam
Element: Earth
Shabd Sound: Thunder/Earthquake
Energy: Grounding

2nd - Sacral: Orange chakra located at the base of the spine.  Its Sanskrit name is svadhisthana.   It is associated with our connection to other people, creativity, energy, confidence, and sexual health.

If the sacral chakra becomes unbalanced, you will have a lack of energy flow throughout the entire body.  You may feel extremely lethargic and unmotivated for life, particularly exercise and sex, leading to sadness, loneliness, and mild depression.

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced sacral chakra:  eating disorders, addictions, low self-confidence, dependency issues, low libido, and unbalanced emotions.

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced sacral chakra:  kidney problems and urinary tract infections, chronic lower back pain, sexual disorders, infertility, gynecological problems, dysfunctional menstrual cycles, and problems with the intestines, spleen, and gallbladder.

Healing the Sacral Chakra:
Balancing and opening the sacral chakra allows you to feel energized and confident in all aspects of your life. You feel inspired and life seems to flow. People are attracted to your positive energy and opportunities open for you.  With a healthy sacral chakra, you are able to live in the moment and experience life to the fullest.  Physical tasks become easier while stamina increases.  


Sacral – Svadisthana
Keynote: D
Frequency: 288 Hz
Vowel: Ooo
Bija: Vam
Element: Water
Shabd Sound: Ocean
Energy: Life Energy, 

3rd Solar Plexus: Yellow chakra located at the diaphragm.  Its Sanskrit name is manipura.  It is associated with our physical center, personal power, desire, inner-strength, emotions, instincts, and “gut” feelings.

If the solar plexus chakra becomes unbalanced, you may feel very stressed all the time and powerless to gain control, leaving you mentally and physically exhausted.   You may have “gut” feelings but are not sure of what or where they are coming from, contributing to your distress and discomfort.  The stress of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra also contributes to poor memory and concentration.

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra: lack of memory and concentration, frequent fearing, feeling uncentered, sugar addictions, insomnia, and eating disorders.

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra:  digestive and intestinal disorders, indigestion, food allergies, eating disorders, poor metabolism, diabetes, obesity, eczema, acne, and other stress-related skin conditions.

Healing the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Balancing and opening the solar plexus chakra allows you to feel centered in your mind, body, and spirit.  Relaxed and comfortable in your own skin.  The energy of this chakra permeates to the other chakras relieving many physical and psychological dis-eases or disorders.  It allows you to be more aware of your own energy and being, comfortable in your decisions, and psychically connected to your “gut” feelings so that you may act accordingly with confidence. 


Navel – Manipura
Keynote: E
Vowel: Oh
Frequency: 320 Hz.
Bija: Ram
Element: Fire
Shabd Sound: Roaring Fire
Energy: Power 

4th Heart: Green chakra located in the region of the physical heart.  Its Sanskrit name is anahata.  The heart chakra is the center of your spirit as well as the center of the chakras, making it a vital energy center for our spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. It is associated with love, compassion, safety, trust, adventure, self-compassion, forgiveness, and relationships. 

If the heart chakra becomes unbalanced, you may feel detached from the world around you.  Each breath we take that connects us to our physical and spiritual world is enveloped by the heart chakra, and if unbalanced or blocked can lead to a disconnection from the people we love, love for ourselves, and love for the earth.  Problems in relationships heighten and we tend to lose hope.  We lose sight of beauty, love, empathy, and compassion.

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra: apathetic, faithlessness, unforgiving, hopelessness,  distrustful, uncommitted, and detached.

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra: pneumonia, asthma, breast problems, respiratory problems, upper-back pain, shoulder and upper-arm pain, and premature aging, 

Healing the Heart Chakra:
Balancing and opening the heart chakra enhances the love for self and others.  It allows you to feel compassion, empathy, and forgiveness for others, and reconnects you to the loving world around you.  You are able to connect with the child-like world vision of beauty you were born with, generating adventure and zest for life.  Peace and harmony flourish in relationships with others and self.


Heart – Anahata
Keynote: F
Frequency: 341. 3 Hz.
Vowel: Ah
Bija: Yam
Element: Air
Shabd Sound: Wind
Energy: Compassion, Love  

5th Throat: Blue chakra located at the base of the throat. Its Sanskrit name is vishuddha. The throat chakra is associated communication, expression, freedom, responsibility, and leadership.

If the throat chakra becomes unbalanced, you may feel you are unable to communicate verbally, physically, and emotionally.  The throat chakra connects us to our ability to express ourselves, therefore creating a number of issues if this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, particularly from subconscious attitudes or feelings becoming trapped and unable to surface.  Severe trauma can cause this chakra to close, making it very difficult to express emotion.

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra: nervousness, anxiety, fear, attention deficit disorders, poor coping skills, feeling isolated.

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra: problems with the nasal area, irritated sinuses, sore throat, jaw pain and TMJ, voice loss, thyroid problems, teeth and gum problems, and ailments of the esophagus and tonsils. 

Healing the Throat Chakra:
Balancing and opening the throat chakra allows you to express your feelings and communicate freely, without worry of criticism or judgment from self or others.  It promotes honesty and harmony with our feelings and actions, and helps us to live more authentically and free.  A balanced throat chakra helps us with successful communication in relationships and at work, and is especially helpful to those with careers relying on communication and self-expression. 


Throat – Vishuddhi
Keynote: G
Frequency: 384 Hz.
Vowel: Eye
Bija: Ham
Element: Ether
Shabd Sound: Crickets
Energy: Communication, Creation

6th Third-eye or Brow:  Indigo chakra located between and just above the physical eyes, in the center of the brows. Its Sanskrit name is ajna.  The third-eye chakra is associated with the mind, ideas, thoughts, dreams, intuition and psychic abilities.

If the third-eye chakra becomes unbalanced, we may feel bombarded with our own thoughts, unable to process them effectively and may feel stuck in an emotional and intellectual rut.  We lose our sense of intuition, making our judgment clouded and causing us to make poor decisions.  With a blocked third-eye chakra, we become closed to new ideas and fall off the paths of our true destiny. 

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced third-eye chakra: headaches and migraines, nightmares, seizures, neurological disorders, personality disorders and neuroses, learning difficulties, and hallucinations.

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced third-eye chakra: eye problems, glaucoma, ear problems and hearing difficulties, spinal conditions, and scalp/hair issues.

Healing the Third-Eye Chakra:
Balancing and opening the third-eye chakra promotes clarity, inspiration, and innovation.  It allows us to follow our dreams and enhances our innate psychic abilities and spiritual connections.  A balanced third-eye chakra helps us process the timeline of our own lives, enabling us to learn from our past, be present in the now, and see and achieve our future.   Dream interpretation becomes easier, intuitions are stronger and clearer, and we feel a deeper connection to the universal plan of our lives.  This sense of being “guided” opens up doors of possibilities to reaching our goals.


3rd Eye – Ajna
Keynote: A
Frequency: 426.7 Hz.
Vowel: Aye
Bija: Sham
Element: All
Shabd Sound: Bells/Space
Energy: Insight, Wisdom 

7th Crown:  Violet/purple chakra located at the crown of the head. Its Sanskrit name is sahasrara.  It is associated with God (or your particular belief system), spirituality, divine wisdom, enlightening, connection to the universe, imagination, awareness, and optimism.  

If the crown chakra becomes unbalanced, we feel unconnected spiritually and as though we are living without any direction or purpose.  If there are many physical ailments and dis-eases that seem to continually surface without a root trigger or cause, it is likely to be an out-of-balance crown chakra, as this chakra affects the six energy systems below, and practically your entire being.  A blocked crown chakra can lead to depression and nervous system disorders and feelings of being lost and incomplete.

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced crown chakra: depression, confusion, loss of faith, mentally disconnected, dementia, epilepsy, schizophrenia. 

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced crown chakra: light sensitivity, headaches, dementia, autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders,  (the crown chakra affects the health of our brains and therefore our entire mental, physical, and spiritual health).

Healing the Crown Chakra:
Balancing and opening the crown chakra is essential for a deep, spiritual connection within ourselves, the universe, and God.  Energy entering and leaving the Crown facilitates our flow of positive energy with the other six chakras, and creates the outlook we hold on life. 


Crown – Sahasrara
Keynote: B
Frequency: 480 Hz.
Vowel: Eee
Bija: Om
Element: All
Shabd Sound: Om
Energy: Transcendence




Aura Color Meanings


Our auras are a pulsing, dynamic energy that surrounds and moves through the physical body.   Auras can reveal information about your thoughts, feelings, dreams and even others wishes for you.Each color is not completely straightforward, however, and one must take into account the shade of the color in order to get an exact energy reading.  Auras are given off by all living things.  The color can be seen by gifted people and those who are trained in the healing arts, who can manipulate energy fields for effective healing.

In Sanskrit, this subtle-energy field is called kosas, meaning “body sheaths”.  Auras look like luminous eggs of varying color around the body, with the color depending upon mood, state of health, etc. 

The aura consists of seven layers that correlate with our seven chakras.  We receive energy from the outside world through our auras to the chakras, and we release energy from our chakras to our auras and out to the world.   Just as with our chakras, factors such as illness, negative thinking, poor diet, addictions, stress, pollutants, etc., can deplete our auras.  ​​


Auras can reveal information about your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and even others' wishes for you. Each color is not completely straightforward, however, and one must take into account the shade of a color in order to get an exact reading. Auras are given off by all living things because they emit energy with a special vibration and color. That color can be seen by gifted people and those trained in the healing arts, who can manipulate energy fields for effective healing.

About Aura Colors and Their Meanings

Auras come in all colors. It's rare to have only one color in your aura, although auras typically have one predominant color. Some can be a composite of rainbow colors.

Rainbow Auras

These auras are found in healers, especially those trained to work with the body's energy fields. These are typically seen as shards of colorful light, like a sunburst.

Yellow has a specific physical correlation to the spleen and to the person's energy source, aka "chi."

·         Brilliant yellow - You're spiritually inspired or experiencing a spiritual awakening. You have a playful spirit and will act on your thoughts.

·         Dark yellow with tinges of brown - You're a student. You feel pressured to achieve your goals and score high on tests. You've lost your love of learning, and studying has become a tiresome chore.

·         Lemon yellow - This represents a fear of loss. This may be the loss of a job, divorce, a lifestyle change, loss of health or fear of losing control over your destiny.

·         Pale yellow - You've recently embarked on a spiritual journey, or you've discovered latent psychic abilities. There's a renewed sense of excitement and hope for the future.




Orange is associated with the reproductive organs and how a person's emotions are bound to that region of the body.

·         Bright orange - This shade indicates good health, vibrancy and living life to its fullest. An overabundance of this hue could indicate you're trying to overcome an addiction or a desire.

·         Orange-red - You wield great personal power and give off an air of confidence.

·         Orange-yellow - You have a scientific mind and tend to be a bit of a perfectionist. You have a love for detailed work and mentally challenging projects.



Red is one of the most powerful colors found in an aura. It can be a positive or a negative element. Red represents the blood. It's a vibration of action with the ability to either attract or repel.

·         Dark red - You're centered and grounded to the earth, self-sufficient and able to survive any circumstance.

·         Brilliant red - You are very passionate, sexual, full of energy and competitive.

·         Clouded red - This represents a negative energy with deep-seated anger.

·         Pink - You're a loving person. Pink indicates an artist, a sensual person who appreciates the finer things in life. If you've recently fallen in love, you'll have a significant amount of pink in your aura. Psychically gifted people also have pink auras.

·         Dark pink - This color indicates deceit, dishonesty and an immature person.




This color represents the throat, specifically the thyroid. If your aura is blue, you're intuitive and you love helping people. You remain calm during a crisis. Others lean on you for support.

·         Royal blue - This means you are a highly-developed spiritual intuitive or clairvoyant. You have a very generous and giving spirit, and you are always open to new possibilities.

·         Dark blue, even cloudy - You don't trust the future and can't face the truth because of your desire to take control.

·         Light blue - You're truthful and serene, and you excel in all fields of communication.



Green is the color of the heart and of nature. This is usually found within the aura of healers, teachers and people who work for the public good.

·         Forest green - You're a natural healer.

·         Yellow-green - You're a communicator. You may be an actor, writer, musician or salesperson.

·         Dark or cloudy green - You are very jealous person and full of resentment. You refuse to accept responsibility for your own actions.

·         Turquoise - The ultra aura color for a powerful healer. You help others discover their inner truths. Usually found in doctors, healers and counselors.


Purple hues

Purple is associated with the pituitary gland, pineal gland and the nervous system.

·         Violet - You are a visionary of the highest level. You're someone who can daydream and change the world with spiritual love.

·         Indigo - You get glimpses into other worlds and are a wise seeker.

Silver and Gold

Silver and gold auras are very positive and considered spiritual vibrations.

·         Silver - This is the color of abundance. If shiny and bright, it indicates you have great physical and spiritual wealth.

·         Gold - You have angels and other divine entities protecting you. You're being mentored and guided to reach beyond yourself.


Black auras indicate you're holding on to negative feelings. Typically it indicates an unwilling and unforgiving spirit. This color can also indicate that disease is being held in certain regions of the body.

Other Dark Colors

Other dark colors can be indicators of blocked energy centers within the body.

·         Gray - This color indicates blocked energy fields. You don't trust anyone or anything.

·         Dark or murky brown - You're afraid to let go, and you're trying to hold on to your personal power or you're afraid to share yourself with others.


White typically indicates a newness and purity. It can be found in highly spiritual people who've transcended the physical and are preparing to ascend. Religious history claims white auras were seen surrounding angelic beings.


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