The Chakra Correspondences

Here we have a nice long listing of the various correspondences for the seven major chakras. Follow the links for a deeper look into the symbols and correspondences.

root-chakra1First Chakra – Root Chakra

  • Sanskrit name: Muladhara
  • Meaning: Root Support
  • Location: Perineum
  • Element: Earth
  • Energy State: Solid
  • Psychological Function: Survival
  • Resulting in: Grounding
  • Identity: Physical identity
  • Orientation to Self: Self-preservation
  • Demon: Fear
  • Developmental Stage: Womb to 12 months
  • Glands: Adrenal
  • Other Body Parts: Legs, feet, bones, large intestine
  • Malfunction: Obesity, Anorexia, Sciatica, Constipation
  • Color: Red
  • Seed Sound: Lam
  • Vowel Sound: Oh as in rope
  • Musical Note: C and the key of C
  • Sephiroth: Malkuth
  • Planets: Earth, Saturn
  • Metals: Lead
  • Foods: Protein
  • Gemstones: Ruby, garnet, hematite
  • Incense: Cedar
  • Aromatherapy: Rose, Sandalwood, Camphor, Patchouli, Geranium, Jasmine, Pineapple
  • Plant Therapy: Roses, Jasmine, Sandalwood
  • Nutritional Therapy: Tomato, Beet, Red Pepper, Radish, Red wine, Berries, Plums, Red Onion, Black Cherries
  • Yoga Path: Hatha
  • Rights: To have
  • Guna: Tamas
  • Number: 1

sacral-chakraSecond Chakra – Sacral Chakra

  • Sanskrit name: Swadhisthana
  • Meaning: Sweetness
  • Location: Sacrum
  • Element: Water
  • Energy State: Liquid
  • Psychological Function: Desire
  • Resulting in: Sexuality
  • Identity: Emotional identity
  • Orientation to Self: Self-gratification
  • Demon: Guilt
  • Developmental Stage: 6 to 24 months
  • Glands: Gonads
  • Other Body Parts: Womb, genitals, kidney, bladder, low back
  • Malfunction: Sexual problems, urinary truble
  • Color: Orange
  • Seed Sound: Vam
  • Vowel Sound: Oo as in pool
  • Musical Note: D and the key of D
  • Sephiroth: Yesod
  • Planets: Moon
  • Metals: Tin
  • Foods: Liquid
  • Gemstones: Coral, carnelian, yellow zircon
  • Incense: Damiana
  • Aromatherapy: Vanilla, Citronella, Bitter Almond, Heliotrope, Violet, Bergamot
  • Plant Therapy: Bergamot, Orange Juice
  • Nutritional Therapy: Apricots, Vitamin A, Calcium, Carrots, Eggs, Pumpkins, Peaches, Rutabaga, Persimmon
  • Yoga Path: Tantra
  • Rights: To feel
  • Guna: Tamas
  • Number: 2

solarplexusThird Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Sanskrit name: Manipura
  • Meaning: Lustrous gem
  • Location: Solar Plexus
  • Element: Fire
  • Energy State: Plasma
  • Psychological Function: Will
  • Resulting in: Power
  • Identity: Ego identity
  • Orientation to Self: Self-definition
  • Demon: Shame
  • Developmental Stage: 18 to 42 months
  • Glands: Pancreas, Adrenals
  • Other Body Parts: Digestive system, liver, gal bladder
  • Malfunction: Digestive troubles, chronic fatigue, hypertension
  • Color: Yellow
  • Seed Sound: Ram
  • Vowel Sound: Ah as in father
  • Musical Note: E and the key of E
  • Sephiroth: Hod, Netsach
  • Planets: Mars, the Sun
  • Metals: Iron
  • Foods: Starches
  • Gemstones: Amber, topaz, apetite
  • Incense: Ginger, woodruff
  • Aromatherapy: Orris, Lemon Verbena, Calamus, Mugwort / Acacia, Lemon
  • Plant Therapy: Acacia, Lemons, Chamomile
  • Nutritional Therapy: Corn, Bananas, Lemons, Melons, Butter, Pineapples, Yams, Papayas, Grapefruits
  • Yoga Path: Karma
  • Rights: To act
  • Guna: Rajas
  • Number: 3

heart-chakra-imageFourth Chakra – Heart Chakra

  • Sanskrit name: Anahata
  • Meaning: Unstuck
  • Location: Heart
  • Element: Air
  • Energy State: Gas
  • Psychological Function: Love
  • Resulting in: Peace
  • Identity: Social identity
  • Orientation to Self: Self-acceptance
  • Demon: Grief
  • Developmental Stage: 3.5 to 7 years
  • Glands: Thymus
  • Other Body Parts: Lungs, heart, circulatory system, arms, hands
  • Malfunction: Asthma, coronary disease, lung disease
  • Color: Green
  • Seed Sound: Yam
  • Vowel Sound: Ay as in play
  • Musical Note: F and the key of F
  • Sephiroth: Tiphareth
  • Planets: Venus
  • Metals: Copper
  • Foods: Vegetables
  • Gemstones: Emerald, tourmaline, jade
  • Incense: Lavender
  • Aromatherapy: Tuberose, Narcissus, Jonquil, Musk, Benzoin, Ginger
  • Plant Therapy: Green Herbs, Mint, Sage
  • Nutritional Therapy: Salads, Asparagus, Cucumber, Green Peppers, Apples, Kiwi, Celery, Green Cabbage, Chives, Leeks, Limes
  • Yoga Path: Bhakti
  • Rights: To love
  • Guna: Rajas / Sattva
  • Number: 4

5860bade6b8a6110c473309207b36555Fifth Chakra – Throat Chakra

  • Sanskrit name: Vissudha
  • Meaning: Purification
  • Location: Throat
  • Element: Sound, ether
  • Energy State: Vibration
  • Psychological Function: Communication
  • Resulting in: Creativity
  • Identity: Creative identity
  • Orientation to Self: Self-expression
  • Demon: Lies
  • Developmental Stage: 7 to 12 years
  • Glands: Thyroid, parathyroid
  • Other Body Parts: Throat, ears, mouth, shoulders, neck
  • Malfunction: Sore throats, neck and shoulder pain, thyroid troubles
  • Color: Bright blue
  • Seed Sound: Ham
  • Vowel Sound: Ee as in sleep
  • Musical Note: G and the key of G
  • Sephiroth: Geburah, Chesed
  • Planets: Mercury
  • Metals: Mercury
  • Foods: Fruits
  • Gemstones: Turquoise
  • Incense: Frankincense, benzoin
  • Aromatherapy: Sweet Pea, Lilac, Orange Flower, Magnolia, Myrrh
  • Plant Therapy: Violet Flowers, Orange Flowers, Corn Flowers
  • Nutritional Therapy: Blueberry, Plum, Blue Cornmeal, Grapes, Prunes
  • Yoga Path: Mantra
  • Rights: To speak and to be heard
  • Guna: Rajas / Sattva
  • Number: 5

5c35e491-4566-4978-8c0c-ec7715201c7dSixth Chakra – Brow or Third Eye Chakra

  • Sanskrit name: Ajna
  • Meaning: Command center
  • Location: Brow
  • Element: Light
  • Energy State: Luminescence
  • Psychological Function: Intuition
  • Resulting in: Imagination
  • Identity: Archetypal identity
  • Orientation to Self: Self-reflection
  • Demon: Illusion
  • Developmental Stage: Puberty
  • Glands: Pineal
  • Other Body Parts: Eyes, base of skull, brow
  • Malfunction: Vision problems, headaches, nightmares
  • Color: Indigo
  • Seed Sound: Om
  • Vowel Sound: Mmmm
  • Musical NoteA and the key of A
  • Sephiroth: Binah, Chokmah
  • Planets: Jupiter, Neptune
  • Metals: Silver
  • Foods: Entheogens (any chemical substance used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context that often induces psychological or physiological changes)
  • Gemstones: Lapis, quartz
  • Incense: Mugwort
  • Aromatherapy: Balsam, Tolu, Lavender, Tonka, Storax, Gardenia, Rosemary
  • Plant Therapy: Ginseng, Echinacea, Balsams
  • Nutritional Therapy: Blue Foods, Blue Cornmeal, Grapes, Prunes
  • Yoga Path: Yantra
  • Rights: To see
  • Guna: Sattva
  • Number: 6

crown-chakra-1Seventh Chakra – Crown Chakra

  • Sanskrit name: Sahasrara
  • Meaning: Thousand fold
  • Location: Top of head
  • Element: Thought
  • Energy State: Consciousness
  • Psychological Function: Understanding
  • Resulting in: Bliss
  • Identity: Universal identity
  • Orientation to Self: Self-knowledge
  • Demon: Attachment
  • Developmental Stage: Throughout life
  • Glands: Pituitary
  • Other Body Parts: CNS, cerebral cortex
  • Malfunction: Depression, alienation, confusion
  • Color: Violet, White
  • Seed Sound: None
  • Vowel Sound: Ng as in sing
  • Musical Note: B and the key of B
  • Sephiroth: Kether
  • Planets: Uranus
  • Metals: Gold
  • Foods: Fasting
  • Gemstones: Diamond, amethyst
  • Incense: Myrrh, gotu kola
  • Aromatherapy: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Carnation, Clove
  • Plant Therapy: Clovers, Carnations, Rosemary
  • Nutritional Therapy: Blackberry, Broccoli, Plums, Dark Purple Grapes, Garlic, Beet tops
  • Yoga Path: Jnana
  • Rights: To know
  • Guna: Sattva
  • Number: 7
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