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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                                                                                                                   


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

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


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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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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
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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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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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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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