Throat Chakra ~ Vishuddha




MEANING: Purification

SYMBOL: Circle

LOCATION: Throat C3 - C5

FUNCTION: Communication

QUALITY: Vibration, Sound, Voice

DEITIES: Tehuti, Hermes

BODY PARTS: Throat, Ears, Mouth

EXPRESSION: Communication with Spirit

DISTURBANCE: Limited Awareness

AILMENTS: Thyroid, Ear, Gum problems

STATEMENT: I Speak, I Hear

BALANCE: Harmony, Peace

UNBALANCED: Restless, Anxious

SYMBOL: A circle surrounded by 16 lotus petals, and inside it a circle, or a circle containing a triangle

CENTRAL ISSUE: Communication, self-expression, self-discipline, speaking one's truth

COLOUR: Blue, light blue, turquoise

ESSENTIAL OILS: Lavender, patchouli

CRYSTALS: Lapis lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite, turquoise, sapphire, blue lace agate, blue tourmaline, blue quartz

ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS & PLANETS: Venus, Mercury, Uranus and Mars, the signs of Taurus, Gemini and Aquarius

SOUND: "Ham"

SENSE: Hearing

BODY: The mental body


GOALS: Clear communication, creativity

RIGHTS: To speak and to hear the truth


IDENTITY: Creative identity

LEVEL OF RELATIONSHIP: Relationship with our personal truths


ELEMENT: Ether - Akasha

HORMONAL GLANDS: The thyroid and parathyroid gland

ORGANS: Throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, the neck, vocal cords and organs, mouth, teeth and gums, jaw, ears, muscles

EXCESSIVE: Too much talking, talking as a defence, inability to listen,

gossiping, interruptions, over-extended, stuttering

DEFICIENT: Fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words,

shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm

BALANCED: Good listener, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm,

clear communication, lives creatively

PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTIONS: Raspy throat, chronic soar throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid problems,

headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, ear infections and problems

ADDICTIONS: Opiates, marijuana

TRAUMAS & ABUSES: Lies, secrets, verbal abuse, constant yelling, excessive criticism (blocks creativity), authoritarian parents, alcoholic, chemical dependent family

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES: To recognize that your strength of will is measured not by how well you exert your will over others but how well you control yourself. Conscious self-control and discipline means living according to the truth that every thought you have is either a potential act of grace or a potential weapon. Right thought leads to right speech leads to right action.

HEALING STRATEGY: Learn communication skills, letter writing, inner child communication, practice silence, story telling, singing, toning, release voice, loosen neck and shoulders