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Term: Heart Chakra

DEFINITIONS

Heart Chakra: One of the power centers found in spiritual traditions with a source in the Indian subcontinent. The Heart Chakra (Anahata in Sanskrit) is physically associated with the central chest area. When this chakra is overcharged or undercharged with spiritual energy, it implies that you are dealing with issues of universal love or decision making. This is also the chakra that lies between the lower, physically-based chakras and the upper, spiritually-based chakras. As such, it is a link between our physical and spiritual selves. It is symbolized by a lotus flower that has twelve petals.Donald Michael Kraig

Heart Chakra:

Also known as Anahata.The fourth psychic center. The chakra located at the heart; associated with the color green, the planet Sun or Venus, and the Sephirah Tiphareth.

Heart Chakra (Anahata) Correspondences

Alchemical Planet: Sun, Venus                 
Alchemical Element: Gold      
Tattva: Vayu (Air)
Tattvic Color: Blue
Tattva form: Hexagram
Tattvic Sense: Touch
Animal: Birds, Deer                         
Basic Drive: Love           
Body Function: Respiration             
Chakra Color: Green              
Element: Air                                   
Gemstone: Rose Quartz, Emerald     
Gland: Thymus                               
God-form—Egyptian: Maat      
                   Hindu: Ishana Rudra
                   Greek: Pan 
Goddess-form—Greek: Aphrodite       
                           Hindu: Kakani1 
Incense: Lavender, Jasmine           
Location: Over Heart                       
Order of chakra unfoldment: 2nd     
Yogic Planet: Jupiter
Part of Body: Lungs                        
Psychological Attribute: compassion, tolerance
Psychic Power: Hands-on Healing             
Sense: Touch                         
Bija Mantra: LuNG LuM (1)
Spinal Joint: 26th                                                          
Spinal Location: 8th Cervical
Tarot Key: X, Wheel of Fortune                 
Tarot Suit: Swords
Tree of Life Sephiroth: Tiphareth      
Yantra (internal): Red Hexagram     

1Devotion

Suggested Reading – Dale: The Subtle Body – An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy


source: The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment, by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke & Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.(Llewellyn Publications) - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke


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