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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

Throat Chakra:

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)                  
Gemstone: Turquoise              
Gland: Thyroid, Parathyroids           
God-form—Egyptian: Seshat    
                   Hindu: Pancha-Vaktra 1
                   Greek: Hermes                
Goddess-form—Hindu: Shakini 2
                           Celtic: Brigit
Incense: Frankincense                  
Location: Throat                    
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   
Sense: Hearing
Tarot Key: III, Empress                    
Tree of Life Sephirah: Chesed & Geburah
Yantra (internal): white oval                            

1 5-faced Shiva     

2 Knowledge                                                                                                                   


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