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Term: heart chakra


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     


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


Anahata - The Heart Chakra
Element: Air Color: Green Verb: I love Attributes: Love, balance, relationship, compassion We are now halfway through our seven-leveled chakra system. Below us are the first three chakras which relate to things and activities in the external ...
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The System of Chakras
A chakra is a spinning vortex of energy created within ourselves by the interpenetration of consciousness and the physical body. Through this combination, chakras become centers of activity for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life ...
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The Chakra System
The chakras are psychic  centers located in the aura functioning through the etheric body that exchange particular energies between the physical body and the personality, and the higher sources of energy associated with the planets, the Solar ...
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Visuddha - The Throat Chakra
Element: Sound Color: Bright Blue Verb: I speak Attributes: Sound, vibration, communication, creativity Chakra 5 is located in the region of the neck and shoulders and is the center of communication and creativity. Its color is a bright turquoise ...
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Manipura - The Power Chakra
Element: Fire Color: Yellow Verb: I can Attributes: Power, will, energy, transformation Earth, water, fire. With our bodies grounded and our emotions flowing, we now move on to power, energy and will. This is our third chakra, a yellow lotus of ...
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Review of The Heart Tarot
Summary: Just like the dizzy, head-over-heels feeling of falling in love, The Heart Tarot turns your eyes and mind topsy-turvy as you delve into the beautiful, mysterious, confusing, and enchanting world of human relationships. Bright colors and ...
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Opening the Hand Chakras
To experience what a chakra feels like, try the following exercise. Sit comfortably with your hands pushed straight out in front of you, elbows straight. Turn one palm downward and one palm up. Quickly, with repeated motions, open and close your ...
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Sahasrara - The Crown
Element: Thought Color: Violet Verb: I know Attributes: Information, understanding, awareness, consciousness, pattern, meditation At last we come to the end of our journey, climbing to the nectar blossom of our flower—the thousand-petaled lotus ...
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Ajna - The Vision Center
Element: Light Color: Indigo Verb: I see Attributes: Clairvoyance, memory, dreams, vision, color Chakra 6, located at the level of the forehead, is also known as the third eye. A lotus with only two petals, it is visualized as a deep indigo blue. ...
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Svadhisthana - The Seat of Life
Element: Water Color: Orange Verb: I feel, I want Attributes: Polarity, movement, sexuality, pleasure, emotion We have come from the Earth, energy that is still, solid, dense. We have gained an understanding of our bodies, our grounding, and things ...
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