The third eye chakra is most commonly associated with the color purple, bluish purple and indigo. The aura of the third eye chakra can also be seen as translucent purple or bluish white. The third eye is associated with the pineal gland, in charge of regulating biorhythms (including sleep and wake time). It is a gland located in the brain that is a center of attention because of it’s relationship with the perception and effect of light and altered or mystical states of consciousness. It is positioned close to the optical nerves and therefore sensitive to visual stimulations and changes in lighting.
The third eye chakra relates to visions, dreams, intuition, perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy, psychic abilities related to clairvoyance and clairaudience (specifically), sccess to mystical states, illumination, connection to wisdom, insight and creativity.
Signs of Imbalance in the Third Eye Chakra
- Feeling stuck in the daily grind
- Indulgence in fantasies and illusions
- Not being able to establish or realize a vision for yourself
- Rejection of everything spiritual or beyond the usual
- Not being able to see the greater picture, trouble planning future
- Lack of clarity
- Poor vision
- Narrow mindedness
- Sense of denial
- Unaware or ignoring psychic sensations
- Poor memory
- Lack of imagination
- Feeling overly unconcerned
- Can’t recall dreams
- Inability to discern meanings from signs
- Can’t focus on intuition
Signs of an Overactive Third Eye Chakra
- Obsessing over psychic experiences
- Feeling overly paranoid
- Tendency to space out
- Difficulty concentrating
- Frequent nightmares
- Exploiting psychic abilities
- Unable to identify imagination from reality
- Inability to do mundane tasks
- Experiencing a preoccupied mind
- Struggling to function in daily life
- Over planning the future
- Setting unrealistic goals
Healing the Third Eye Chakra
Try touching the third eye to awaken it especially by tapping. Meditate with eyes closed and your gaze set towards the location of the third eye; envision it’s colorful wheel turning clockwise and opening or enter a trance and await to see an eye. Yoga postures where your forehead touches the ground help as well as Eagle, Dolphin, Child’s Pose, Forward-Folds, forearm stands, Downward Facing Dog and pranayama and kundalini yoga. Go somewhere in nature where you feel connected to your intuition and psychic senses. The sound of the third eye chakra is “Aum” or “Ohm” with emphasis on the “M”. Chant or hum this at the vibration of an “A” note. The frequency is at 426.7 Hz which you can find specific binaural beats for on YouTube. Listen with headphones while visualizing that indigo-blue light at the center of your forehead (imagine it expanding around your head with it’s purpose to strengthen your abilities to dream, visualize, think without attachment. Connect to your inner knowing. Visualize your mind illuminating until you feel charged). Find guided recordings on opening the third eye chakra.
In reflexology, to ignite the Ajna, massage the areas on the middle segments of the 1-3rd fingers and end segment of the fourth finger. Massage the arms and plantar surface of the big toe (clockwise). The third eye chakra’s element is light so expose yourself to light, especially in nature. Sit still basking in the sunlight or lay quietly with an eye pillow. Gaze upon or meditate to candles. To sharpen the intellect try logic puzzles and brain-training exercises.
Crystals associated with the third eye chakra include amethyst (you can hold this to your forehead), charoite, lepidiolite, purple flourite, sodalite, sugilite, lapis lazuli, azurite, blue quartz, kyanite, blue adventurine, sapphire and celestite.
Aromatherapy essential oils that are healing for the third eye chakra include geranium, basil, jasmine, lavender, rosemary, angelica root, bay laurel, clary sage, cypress elemi, frankincense, helichrysum, juniper, marjoram, patchouli, peppermint, sandalwood, tea tree (can be toxic to pets), and vetiver.
Food and drink that replenish the third eye chakra include red or purple grapes, blueberries, blackberries, black currants, eggplant, prunes, raisins, purple potatoes (taro), purple kale, cacoa and lavender teas and spices.
I also provide tarot readings for the third eye chakra as well as readings on reviewing the state of all of your chakras. You can book a reading here!