The 6th energy centre, known as the Third Eye Chakra or "Ajna" in Sanskrit, is symbolized by the lotus flower and upside-down triangle. Located just between your eyebrows this energy centre is linked to imagination, intuition, and spiritual clarity.
Healing stones and crystals are one of the best ways to balance and unblock the chakra system. When working on your Third Eye Chakra, these crystals will allow you to soothe and develop your intellect and wisdom and reach altered states of consciousness.
The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the colour indigo or deep purple.
Why work on your Third Eye Chakra?
The Seven Chakras are energy centres on our body where the flow of energy is deep and connected to specific functions and emotional or physical qualities. There are many things that can influence the flow and vibrations of this energy negatively such as stress, negative emotions, sound, and light.
When you are working on your Third Eye Chakra you are opening up the centre of intuition and foresight. As your inner eye, the Third Eye Chakra allows you to see yourself and situations happening around you more clearly and perceive the true nature of things. This intuitive intellect is necessary if you wish to proceed towards your spiritual awakening path.
Working on your Third Eye Chakra is a beautiful journey of self-reflection, and in addition to healing stones, you may also use yoga, mindfulness, and Reiki to make sure it always stays balanced.
What does a blocked Third Eye Chakra feel like?
When one of your chakras is blocked, it is likely you have been holding on to negative energy and letting stress, anger and frustration control your emotions.
The symptoms of a blocked Third Eye Chakra often centre around a feeling of insecurity and indecisiveness. You may also feel like you are unable to understand situations or take decisions and be plagued by fears and doubts. It may also strongly manifest when dealing with big life decisions, like buying a house, having a baby, or settling down. As your inner eye closes, your ability to perceive the big picture diminishes and it is possible you are feeling lost and drifting through life.
As an energy centre for self-reflection, a blockage makes it hard to look inwards and understand yourself. When this happens you may be fearful or hesitant to examine your behaviours or become overly defensive and indecisive when faced with criticism.
Some common physical and emotional symptoms with a blocked Third Eye Chakra
- Disturbed sleep pattern
- Inability to focus
- Lack of purpose
Read more: Basic Guide for the Seven Chakras
Best Third Eye Chakra Stones and Crystals
This blue-grey and purple-hued stone is a great choice when working on your
Third Eye Chakra. Sodalite is the truth seeker and allows us to see, communicate and perceive things more clearly in a stress-free manner. It eliminates distracting and negative energies and balances our emotional state. If you work in professions that require clarity and objectivity, like mental health and even high-pressure office jobs, this is a great stone to keep with you that will keep you aligned with your true purpose and give you a greater understanding of others.
This vibrant blue stone with streaks of purple, white, gold, and silver, has long
been regarded as a stone of Enlightenment. The high vibrational energy of Lapis Lazuli aligns with your Third Eye Chakra to provide you with infinite possibilities and open your consciousness to new levels. If you are in a journey of spiritual awareness it will enhance your psychic abilities and guard you against negative spiritual energy. This is the stone of visionaries and dreamers and meditating with Lapis Lazuli will bring honest communication with others and yourself.
Fluorite comes in a variety of colours and each one resonates strongly with a
specific chakra. Purple Fluorite can stimulate the Third Eye Chakra and open up your consciousness to new ideas and realities that you didn't think possible. It will also lift brain fog and assist your spiritual awakening. When you work on your Third Eye Chakra with Fluorite you will begin to feel more confident and secure in your decisions and dispel previous negative thoughts that were holding you back.
An intriguing and fascinating stone with strong healing qualities; Cobalt Aura
combines the energy of Clear Quartz and blue Cobalt to heal, repair and unblock the Third Eye Chakra and promote new ways of perceiving the world. Let your imagination travel far and wide and unravel your creative talents with Cobalt Aura.
Iolite has a rich and vivid deep violet and blue hue and is one of the best stones
to use when working on your Third Eye Chakra. Especially useful for spiritual and psychic work, it will balance your feminine and masculine energy and bring a sense of harmony and peace to your everyday life. Iolite has been used since ancient times to promote visions and clairvoyance and bring you to a higher state of awareness. This is a great stone to keep close by if you do a lot of creative work as it will unblock your imagination and hidden potential.
Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals and has strong associations to the
Third Eye and Crown Chakras. It is a master healer stone, that will guard and protect your energy and bring balance and harmony. As your spiritual shield, Amethyst can allow you to break from negative patterns and addictive behaviours and offers wisdom and patience to work on the things you need to.
Rose Quartz is known as the crystal of "love" and has strong associations with
the Heart Chakra. It is also an excellent choice for Third Eye Chakra work as it envelops you with a warm and loving feminine energy and washes away stress and anxiety. Rose Quartz will calm an overactive mind and activate the compassion within us all, allowing us to perceive the bigger picture and see situations more clearly, all from a place of love.
Labradorite is closely linked to the Crown, Third Eye and Throat Chakras and
has a mystical and magical quality that you will instantly recognize when you hold a piece in your hands. As your spiritual shield and connecting bridge to the divine world, Labradorite will lead your intuition with grace and harmony to a higher understanding of your soul and life purpose. It is a favourite stone of psychics and those involved in spiritual or emotionally draining work as it balances and shields your intuition.
Tips for Using Chakra Stones for Healing
We have given you a few ideas of the best Third Eye Chakra stones you can use during your practice. Here are a few more things to keep in mind:
- Try to learn more about each stone specifically and place it on your Third Eye Chakra during meditation work. Hold it in your hands or move it around your fingers as you focus your mind on something
- Pick your favourite stones so you can wear them as jewellery or use them around the house and close to where you sit
- Look at ways to introduce crystals around the house, your car, or other spaces that could benefit from healing energy
- Make sure you know how to properly cleanse your stones after using them
As always feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Love & Light,
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