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Term: Throat Chakra
Throat Chakra: One of the power centers found in spiritual traditions with a source in the Indian subcontinent. The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha in Sanskrit) is physically associated with the neck area. When this chakra is overcharged or undercharged with spiritual energy, it implies that you are dealing with issues of communication, possibly with other people or between aspects of yourself. This includes the ability to choose between the ethical and unethical, right and wrong. It is symbolized by a lotus flower that has sixteen petals.Donald Michael Kraig
Chakra also called Vishuddha. The chakra is located at the throat, color is blue, associated planet is Mercury, associated Sephirah is Daath.
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) Correspondences
Alchemical Planet: Venus, Jupiter
Alchemical Element: Copper
Tattva: Akasha (Ether, Spirit)
Tattva Color: Blue-Violet
Tattva form: Oval
Tattva Sense: Hearing
Animal: Bull, Lion, Elephant
Basic Drive: Creativity
Body Function: Speech
Chakra Color: Bright Blue
Element: Spirit (aethyr)
Gland: Thyroid, Parathyroids
Hindu: Pancha-Vaktra 1
Goddess-form—Hindu: Shakini 2
Order of chakra unfoldment: 5th
Yogic Planet: Venus
Part of Body: neck, shoulders, arms, hands
Psychological Attributes: Communication, Empathy
Psychic Power: channeling, clairaudience, telepathy
Bija Mantra: HuNG HuM
Spinal Joint: 31st
Spinal Location: 3rd Cervical
Tarot Key: III, Empress
Tree of Life Sephirah: Chesed & Geburah
Yantra (internal): white oval
1 5-faced Shiva
Suggested Reading – Dale:The Subtle Body – An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy
The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Joe H. Slate (Llewellyn Publications)
- Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
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