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Term: root chakra

DEFINITIONS

Root Chakra: One of the power centers found in spiritual traditions with a source in the Indian subcontinent. The Root Chakra (Muladhara in Sanskrit) or Base Chakra is physically associated with the coccyx, although some say it is associated with the area between the genitals and the anus. When this chakra is overcharged or undercharged with spiritual energy, it implies that you are dealing with issues concerning security, survival, and potential. It is said that the kundalini energy begins here, and is symbolized by a lotus flower that has four petals.Donald Michael Kraig

Root Chakra:

Also called Muladhara, it is the chakra located at the base of spine—color red, associated planet Saturn, associated with the Sephirah Malkuth. It is home to Kundalini and sexual energy.

For each of the seven major chakras there are established correspondences (associated energies and symbols) that expand our understanding of the chakra.

Root, or Base Chakra (Muladhara) Correspondences

Alchemical Planet: Saturn               
Alchemical Element: Lead      
Tattva: Prithivi (Earth)
Tattva Color: Yellow
Tattva Form: Square
Tattva Sense: Smell
Animal: Bull, elephant, ox                
Basic Drive: Security                              
Body Function: Elimination             
Chakra Color: Red                  
Element: Earth                               
Gemstone: Ruby, garnet, lodestone 
Gland: Adrenals                             
God-form—Egyptian: Geb                 
                   Hindu: Bala Brahma 1
                   Greek: Gaia, Demeter               
Goddess-form—Hindu: Dakini 2
Incense: Cedar                       
Location: Base of spine                           
Order of chakra unfoldment: 1st            
Yogic Planet: Saturn
Part of Body: Between anus & genitals     
Psychological attribute: Solidarity    
Bija Mantra: LuNG, LuM (3)   
Psychic Power: pain control, psychometry, dowsing, telekinesis               
Sense: Smell        
Spinal Joint: 1st, 2nd, 3rd                   
Spinal Location: 4th Sacral
Tarot Key: XXI, World                      
Tarot Suit: Pentacles
Tree of Life Sephiroth: Malkuth        
Yantra (internal): Blue Square

1 Child-God
2 Security 


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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Muladhara - The Root Chakra
Element: Earth Color: Red Verb: I have Attributes: Survival, grounding, solidity, the body The first chakra is found at the base of the spine, the point you are sitting on right now. Its name, Muladhara, means "root," and the paths of energy in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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