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The 7 Chakras


By meditating and becoming much more aware of these seven energy centers - chakras, you will soon learn when one may be out of balance. With chakras that are strong and balanced, you are sick less often and can face life with more perception, strength and courage.

The First Chakra (Root Chakra): The first chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with red. It is the chakra that governs our physical existence, our bodies and our health. Balancing this chakra gives energy to the physical body, controls fear, increases overall health and helps in grounding.

Energies: Earth, Grounding, Focusing, Centering.
Gemstones to strengthen: Garnet, ruby, bloodstone, red jasper or agate.
Gemstones to weaken: Smoky quartz, black tourmaline or onyx.


The Second Chakra (Navel Chakra): The second chakra is located in the area of the womb (or thereabouts for men) and is associated with the color orange. This chakra governs creativity, and some say emotion. Balancing this chakra is associated with sexual vitality, physical power and fertility.

Energies: Fire, Energizing, Charging, Lends Energy.
Gemstones to strengthen: Carnelian, orange coral, orange calcite, orange agate or jasper.
Gemstones to weaken: Sodalite, blue lace agate, blue fluorite.


The Third Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra): The third chakra is located at the solar plexus and is associated with the color gold (yellow). It is associated with the will or desire. Balancing this chakra is associated with calming emotions and frustration, easing tension and helping to better utilize intuition.

Energies: Fire, Energizing, Charging, Lends Energy.
Gemstones to strengthen: Citrine, golden topaz, amber, sunstone, golden beryl.
Gemstones to weaken: Amethyst, light purple fluorite.


The Fourth Chakra (Heart Chakra): The fourth chakra is located in the center of the chest. and is associated with the color green, and also the color rose, which is the "color of love." This chakra is connected with emotion and human love. Balancing this chakra is important for the circulatory system, heart and thymus. It also affects spiritual love, compassion and universal oneness.

Energies: Water, Calming, Sooths, Relaxes.
Gemstones to strengthen: Malachite, aventurine, jade, watermelon or green tourmaline.
Gemstones to weaken: Rose quartz, pink tourmaline, rhodocrosite.


The Fifth Chakra (Throat Chakra): The fifth chakra is located in the thyroid area and is a bright blue. It governs communication and personal magnetism. It is the chakra that most influences intercommunication and our "personas." It is also the link between emotion and thought. Balancing this chakra is important for the speech and communication areas of the brain.

Energies: Water, Calming, Sooths, Relaxes.
Gemstones to strengthen: Turquoise, blue lace agate, aquamarine, celestite, blue topaz, lapis lazuli.
Gemstones to weaken: Carnelian, orange coral, orange agate or jasper.


The Sixth Chakra (Third Eye Chakra): The sixth chakra is located mid-forehead and is indigo (deep purply/blue). This chakra is associated with thought (though some say the third chakra governs thought) and with vision, particularly psychic vision. It is also the chakra of spiritual love and connection. Balancing this chakra helps psychic perception and balances the pineal gland.

Energies: Air, Meditative, Intuition, Promotes thought.
Gemstones to strengthen: Azurite, lapis lazuli, moonstone, star sapphire, blue sapphire.
Gemstones to weaken: Citrine or tiger eye.


The Seventh Chakra (Crown Chakra): The seventh chakra is located at the top of the head, and is violet fading to white further away from the body. This chakra is our connection to our "higher selves" and to the "divine." It is associated with wisdom and integration of our eternal selves with our current physical selves. It is like our direct link to Universe or God. Balancing this chakra is said to give vitality to the cerebrum and affects the development of psychic abilities.

Energies: Air, Meditative, Intuition, Promotes thought.
Gemstones to strengthen: Amethyst, purple fluorite, sugalite, quartz.
Gemstones to weaken: Light citrine, golden topaz, light amber.