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Ajna Chakra

Sixth Chakra - Third Eye Chakra

The Chakra of Perception

Name: Ajna

Colour: Indigo or purple

Location: Located at the third eye in the centre of the forehead

Systems of the body: Expressed in mental healthy issues, sinuses, nose, ears, pituitary gland, eyes, brain. Malfunctions manifest as blindness, headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, and blurred vision.

Aura: Spirit Role: Sustainer/Saviour Mental Correlative: Acting Spontaneously
Gland: Pituitary Sacrament: Ordination Mind Function: Self-responsibility
Element: Light/Time Deals with: Insight Health Care: Understanding stress
Sound: Om Blocked by: Illusion Physical Function: Adaptation
Archangel: Michael Virtue: Kindness Planet:Saturn
Purpose: I Reflect Vice: Envy Deity: Rama, Krishna, Jesus
Expression: I See Grace: Understanding/Discernment Energy: Love and Wisdom


Plants associated with the ajna chakra:

bacopa fresh oat passionflower
basil ginkgo poppy seed
blue vervain gotu kola rosemary
Blue Vervain hops rue
california poppy Iris sandalwood
carrot jasmine skullcap.
chickweed juniper star anise
Chives lady’s slipper Sweet Peas
clary sage lavender valerian
copal Lupine Verbena
damiana Morning Glories Violets
elecampane Mugwort wild indigo
eyebright myrrh Wild Onion
frankincense Pansies wormwood


Indigo, a regal, dark blue-violet, is cool (yin) and calming. It is associated with our psychic awareness, intuition, and memory.

Indigo is soothing and antiseptic. It can help balance fear, frustration, and negative emotions; it helps one to be less aware of pain yet fully conscious. Use indigo for pain, poor motor skills, posture, menstrual irregularities, hair loss, and eye and ear disorders.

In foods, indigo appears as a blue with a black overtone, as in black beans, blackberries, or plums. Indigo foods are often good sources of Vitamin K and lycopene.

Indigo is inspiration, imagination and peace of mind. Similar to blue, indigo fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants and phyto-chemicals which help promote healthy function of the brain, pituitary gland, sinus, vocal cords and the lungs, as well as boosting the immune and respiratory systems.

Black Beans 
Black Cherries 
Black Currants 
Black Olives 
Black Raspberry 
Black Soybeans 
Blackberry 
Boysenberries 
Liriope Muscari (Evergreen Giant)

Plums 
Prunes 

Garden/Meditation Feature: Something that reminds you of intuition. e.g symbols such as OM, fibonacci spiral, vesica piscis, flower of life, tree of life, third eye, eye of horus, etc.

Crystals or Stones: Amethyst, lapis, quartz, sodalite, blue sapphire

Themes: Associated with intuition, thought, intuition, clairvoyant perception, light, colour, seeing, visualisation, imagination, vision, telepathic energy.

How to Balance this Chakra in other ways: Meditate, lay down with a crystal or a small pyramid on your forehead, visualise an indigo blue flame. Mandalas