If you are just entering the world of chakras, of energy, of the law of attraction, and what I like to consider a witchy spirituality, then you are likely feeling upside down, inside out, and topsy turvy.
Some information may seem conflicting, and other information might feel confusing.
The first and most important thing to remember is this: no information you get is absolute unless it resonates with you.
So while I may share with you all the ins and outs of chakras, tarot, crystals, spells, and what have you, and while most of this information has been collectively agreed upon for decades if not for centuries and millennia that all of it will hold true for you.
Just like the exact same pharmaceutical can save one person’s life and take another’s.
Each of us is here for our unique experience, each of our bodies, hearts, and minds are different.
You Are Not Learning. You Are Remembering.
We can share our experiences and learn from each other, but we must always remember this about learning:
You are not learning new information. You are remembering something you already knew.
So, as you “learn” anything here, it should resonate deeply with you in a way that makes you want to apply it. Your intuition should ring with recognition: “This feels right to me.”
If it does not, either you are not ready for this part of learning, or this part of learning is not right for you.
And both are okay.
Now, chakras, stones, and the meanings behind both.
The Chakra System
The widely accepted “bible” for the chakra system was written decades ago by Anodea Judith, who after years of city life, retreated to the edge of civilization and did a deep study on humanity, our bodies, our spirits, and the chakras.
The chakra system originated in the Vedas, the ancient texts from India circa 1500 to 500 BC. Chakras are frequently called upon in yoga as traditional poses help to align your energy centers.
The chakra system refers to the energy centers in our bodies. It runs from your base, either your feet or the space between your legs, depending on if you are sitting or standing, to the tippy top of your head, in a straight line. Each chakra represents a different part of you, both the divine and the human.
The Divine and the Human
It is important to pause here to note that among all the belief systems that work with chakras, energy centers, prayer, meditation, healing, God or gods, source energy, and issues of that nature, a central belief runs through it that humans are both divine and human.
Essentially, we come directly from source energy (call it God) as a part of that source energy into human form for the human experience, all of which leads to greater expansion of the universe, which is made up entirely of source energy.
We are all connected. We are all divine. And we will return to source energy when our bodies expire (we die).
When we discuss the chakras, we are aiming to connect our human selves, all brains and ego, to our divine selves, all consciousness and intuition. When we fully connect the two and embrace both sides of ourselves, we are in full alignment and can have anything we desire from this human experience.
Thus, the goal of understanding and aligning your chakras.
The 7 Chakras
- The Root Chakra
The root chakra is your first energy chakra, the base or foundation of them all. It is found in your feet when you are standing and at the bottom space between your legs when you are sitting, the place on your body where it connects with the earth. It is where you find your balance, where you find your footing on this earth as a human, where you ground yourself into this experience rather than attempting to escape it or transcend it. You came here to be human. Your root chakra will remind you of that.
Corresponding Stones: Red Pyrope Garnet, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz
- The Sacral Chakra
All of your creative power comes from your sacral chakra. You create life here as a mother or a father. You create artistically. If you are building a business, you build it from here. Attempting to create from anywhere else in your body, using any other of your human abilities, ends in mediocrity and failure. You will find your sacral chakra where a woman usually places her hands, just below her belly, where human life is created.
Corresponding Stones: Carnelian, Imperial Topaz, Amber, Copper
- The Solar Plexus Chakra
Your central nervous system, just in front of your aorta, in the space just under the opening of your rib cage. Housed here is a tangle of ganglia and nerves that resembles a sun with rays shooting out in all directions. It is the seat of your strength, your stamina, your will. You need your solar plexus chakra to follow through with any plans you make or goals you establish. It also helps you be strong in what you want. You’ve heard the expression, trust your gut? That’s your solar plexus.
Corresponding Stones: Citrine, Yellow Topaz, Golden Calcite, Golden Tiger’s Eye
- The Heart Chakra
This one is obvious, right? It is where you house your love. Your truest, most loving, more divine self is here, always willing to open up to new experiences, new people, wanting to trust and fall in love with life over and over again. When our heart chakra is blocked, we have trouble both giving and receiving love.
Corresponding Stones: Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Peridot
- The Throat Chakra
You speak your truth from a clear throat chakra. Found right at the center of your throat, this chakra helps you be your most authentic self, unafraid of the consequences of speaking up, loud and clear. If you cannot be your most honest self, you will find trouble in all of your other chakras.
Corresponding Stones: Aquamarine, Celestite, Angelite, Blue Topaz
- The Third Eye Chakra
If you have ever known a claircognizant, she is deeply in touch with her third eye chakra. The third eye is found between and just above the eyebrows. It is your spiritual eye, capable of seeing through and past anything and everything that comes at you. You can see people’s true intentions and you can see what is coming from a mile away, if your third eye chakra is clear. The third eye chakra and the solar plexus chakra are closely connected in this way. If you have both clear, you are unstoppable.
Corresponding Stones: Tanzanite, Lapiz Lazuli, Sodalite, Azurite
- The Crown Chakra
Finally, the crown chakra, found at the top back of your head, where your pineal gland is found, is your direct connection to source energy. It is your intuition. If your crown chakra is blocked, you will find yourself spinning in circles, working way harder than you need to, and exhausted. Being disconnected from the source of your energy is depleting.
Corresponding Stones: Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Selenite, Clear Calcite
Chakra Stone Meanings
Each chakra stone is a focal point for that particular chakra. If you are working on clearing your chakras, you will sit with the corresponding stones and meditate on the issues you are having with that energy center. Each stone holds the power you imbue it with. As a collective, the spiritual community has agreed on many of these stones as representations of a particular chakra. And there are so many more than just the top ones I put here for you.
Most of the stones have obvious reasons for representing a particular chakra. The tiger’s eye for strength in your solar plexus, the rose quartz for love in your heart, the clear quartz for your connection to the divine, and so on.
You will need to hold each stone in your hand and see how it feels for you, what it means to you. Do not simply run out and buy every stone for every chakra. And certainly don’t place an online order for a bunch of stones you never touched or experienced.
Take your time, work on one chakra at a time, and find the meaning for each one within yourself.
As Abraham Hicks has said on the issue of chakras, you have thousands of miraculous cells in your body that know perfectly how to communicate with source energy. You do not have to teach them how. You simply have to stop teaching them how not to.