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Seven Major Chakras

Chakra (pronounced "CHAWK-raw") is an ancient Sanskrit word that means "wheel". A chakra is an invisible spinning portal into the body's complex energy system. Chakras act as focal points for reception and transmission of life force energies. Each chakra has its own set of specific attributes (see information below) with the overall purpose of the system being to vitalize the physical body and facilitate development of the self: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Keeping your chakras balanced is key to leading a vibrant, healthy, and fulfilling life. Chakras work together as a team—an imbalance in one will impact the functioning of the others.

Free Downloadable Chakra Pendulum Chart
Ask Your Pendulum Chakra Pendulum Chart

Instructions for use are below the following table. You can also purchase a laminated full color 8 1/2" X 11" version of this same chart (click here for the laminated chart).




Chakra 1. Base 2. Sacral 3. Solar Plexus 4. Heart 5. Throat 6. Brow 7. Crown

Symbol

 

Muladhara
Lotus
Petals: 4
Swadhisthana
Lotus
Petals: 6
Manipura
Lotus
Petals: 10
Anahata
Lotus
Petals: 12
Vishuddha
Lotus
Petals: 16
Ajna
Lotus
Petals: 96
(48 X 2)
Sahasrara
Lotus
Petals:
1,000
Sanskrit Name Muladhara Svadhisthana Manipura Anahata Vishuddah Anja Sahasrara
Pronounciation moo-lah-dar-uh swa-deesh-
stahn-uh
manee-pour-uh a-nahh-hat-tuh vee-shoo-duh awdg-n'yah sahas-rar-uh
Translation Root Sweetness Lustrous Gem Unstruck Purification To Perceive Thousand-fold
Center of Survival Emotions Power Connection Communication Intuition Enlightenment
Location Base of spine Pelvis Belly (between solar plexus and navel) Center of chest Throat Behind forehead Top of head
Color Red Orange Yellow Green
(or Pink)
Sky Blue Indigo Blue Violet
(or White)
Musical Note C D E F G A B
Sound Lum Vum Rum Yum Hum Aum Silence
Element Earth Water Fire Air Sound Light Thought
Planet Saturn Moon Mars Venus Mercury Jupiter Uranus
Gland Adrenals Reproductive Pancreas Thymus Thyroid Pituitary Pineal
Sense Smell Taste Sight Touch Hearing Intuition n/a
Right(s) To Be,
To Have
To Feel,
To Want
To Act To Love,
Be Loved
To Speak,
Be Heard
To Perceive To Know
Gemstones Red Jasper,
Red or Black Garnet, Ruby, Hematite, Obsidians, Smoky Quartz, Bloodstone
Carnelian, Sunstone, Peach Moonstone,
Red, Peach, and Orange Aventurine
Golden Tiger's Eye, Citrine, Amber, Yellow Jasper, Honey Calcite, Golden Jade Green Aventurine, Malachite, Emerald,Green Jade, Peridot, Rose Quartz
Rhodochrosite,
Rhodonite
Aquamarine, Turquoise, Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Amazonite Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Iolite, Sodalite, Charoite, Sugilite,
Blue Sapphire
Clear Quartz, Amethyst, White Opal, Selenite,
Rainbow Moonstone, Diamond
Affirmations I have the right to here, to be me - just as I am.
I am connected to my body.
I am connected to the Earth.
I am safe.
I am centered.
I am grounded. My energy resonates with balance, vitality, strength, security, trust, abundance, and prosperity.
I have the right to feel my own feelings.
I am enough.
I have enough.
I am passionate.
I am adaptable. I enjoy, value, and respect my body.
My energy resonates with enthusiasm, harmony, nurturance and pleasure.
I am courageous.
I can meet any challenge.
I am free to act, to choose, to grow, and to heal.
I am capable.
I stand up for myself and what I believe in.
My energy resonates with confidence, purpose, warmth, and joy.
I am a channel for divine love.
I accept and love myself as I am.
I am filled with gratitude.
I am forgiving of myself and others.
My energy resonates with compassion, love,
acceptance, and kindness.
I seek the truth.
I speak the truth. I am a good listener.
I act with integrity.
I nourish my soul with creative expression.
I am honest.
I live an authentic life.
My energy resonates with truth, honesty and creativity.
I learn from, forgive, and release the past.
I see with my inner eyes.
I listen to my inner voice.
I trust my intuition.
I embrace the light that shines within me and know that it illuminates my true path.
My energy resonates with clarity, vision, and understanding.
I am one with all creation.
I am connected to vast inner wisdom.
I consciously live my divine purpose.
I am whole.
I am beautiful.
I am at peace.
My energy resonates with divine light, acceptance, inspiration, and grace.

How to check your chakras with a pendulum

According to Barbara Ann Brennan, author of Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, the best way to begin sensing the states of the chakras is to use a pendulum. A pendulum acts as an amplifier for the energy flow produced by each chakra. Observing how this energy manifests in the pendulum's swing can give you a great deal of information about your chakras.
Tree of Life -  Quartz, Chakra Gemstone, and Sterling Silver pendulum
Keep in mind that the chakras are constantly adjusting as they go through different phases of opening and closing - adjusting and realigning to the overall body's ever-changing energy flows. An open chakra is good, but a closed one is not necessarily bad. It is a function of the body's energy system to vary the energy that flows through these portals. There are times when a closed chakra is necessary to the overall health of the individual as it processes issues related to that chakra.

Important note: You don't need a special pendulum to do any of the following exercises. Any pendulum will work. If you are concerned about using an optimal weight-stone that is chakra neutral, a quartz weight-stone may give you the most unbiased results.

There are many different ways to use a pendulum to assess chakras, but here are three simple, easy ways to do it:

1. Get help from a friend

This first method requires the assistance of another person. In order to get a good reading, it's essential that both of you free your minds of any expected outcomes. To get started, lie down on your back and have the other person hold a pendulum a few inches above your body at each chakra location, systematically writing down the direction and size of the pendulum swing for each. Turn over and repeat. Then, compare the two sets of readings for front and back. Look for differences in each chakra. Compare the swing size and look for differences there. A large swing means more energy is propelling it. A small swing, less energy. Ideally, each chakra will be "open" and produce a swing of approximately the same size throughout. More likely, however, there will be some differences among the various chakras, front and back. Identifying these that can help you pinpoint imbalances or blockages you'll want to address. Below is a table that shows how to interpret the pendulum readings.

Pendulum Movement Chakra State Meaning
Clockwise Open Energy is in balance and flowing freely
Counterclockwise Closed Energy is restricted, out of balance, or blocked
Straight line (either direction) Partially open/closed Energy imbalance and/or partial blockage
Elliptical Right/Left side imbalance Energy is flowing, though out of balance on one or both sides
No movement Blocked No energy is moving through, full blockage

2. Use a proxy

Now, here's an entirely different way to analyze your chakras. On a color printer, print this web page - or at least the part that contains the chakra symbols above. In this method, the printed page becomes a proxy for your own body. Lay it flat on a desk or table. Quiet your mind and hold your pendulum above each chakra symbol. As you do, visualize the specific area on your own body that corresponds to the chakra. (Do not visualize what you think the pendulum should say though - keep an open mind.) Record your readings and use the table above to interpret your results.

3. Use a chart (at the top of this page)

Another method is to use our Ask Your Pendulum Chakra Pendulum Chart. You can either print out the chart above or download it in PDF format for a larger printout - by clicking here. Or you can buy a laminated hard copy of the chart. Take the printed chart, lay it flat on a desk or table and hold your pendulum over the area at the center of the chart (where the pointer indicates). With a quiet, unbiased mind, ask your pendulum to show you all the chakras that are presently in balance. Do not use the table above. Instead, read the pendulum as it swings directionally over the various wedges on the chart. Give it time. If all seven chakras are in balance, the pendulum will swing directionally through each, taking a moment to readjust in between. It most likely will not happen in numerical order. If only a few chakras are in balance, the pendulum will swing through those and then may stop, or it may return to the first one indicated.

You can ask further questions to identify specific imbalances or blockages. For example, you can ask "Show me which chakra has high energy today." Or, "Show me which chakra needs my attention most right now." You can even ask very specific questions designed to help narrow down issues that you may already be aware of. For instance, if you are feeling anxious, you could ask, "Which chakra is contributing to my sense of anxiety right now?" Then study the attributes of that chakra (as listed on the chart) to see if you can focus in on the problem.

Remember to phrase your questions so that the pendulum can answer clearly. If you asked, "How are my chakras?" over this chart, your pendulum won't be able to say much, because the question is too vague. A better question to ask would be, "Which chakras are open?" or "Which chakras are closed?", and so on.


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