WHAT ARE THE CHAKRA COLOURS?
Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker. This article outlines the Chakra Colours as proposed within Spiritualism and Psychic Meditation systems. It is to be noted that in yoga and Eastern systems the chakras are located and coloured in a different way to the Western systems. I have written more about this elswhere on the site. See article: How to see the colours of the Aura
Surrounding all living things is an energy field that psychics call the Aura. It is a blaze of many colours which can be seen with clairvoyant vision. Connecting the aura to the human body are seven vital centres called chakras which serve different spiritual functions. Each is designated a colour of the rainbow as illustrated in the picture above.
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Chakras literally translates from Sanskrit as ‘wheel’ although most people prefer to envision them like lotus flowers of light. The seven major chakras or energy centres correspond to the endocrine glands of the body and run upward along the spinal chord. They are the link between our physical and auric bodies.
THE BASE CHAKRA (Muladhara)
The first of the seven major centres is located at the coccyx at the base of the spine and it is usually called the root or base centre.. Its associated element is earth and it corresponds to the sense of smell, physical energy and vitality. Here also, say the yogis, sleeps the magic serpent known as the kundalini. It lies coiled at the base of the spine and symbolises the basic evolutionary life force. Once awakened it will rise through the spine to the crown of the head and may trigger enlightenment in the practitioner of these methods.
For our purposes, imagine the root centre as your grounding or primary energy source. This is the centre we can turn to if we need physical strength. The colour for this centre is red.
THE SACRAL CHAKRA (Svadishana)
The second centre is found just below the navel and is called the Sacral Centre. It is linked with the adrenals and the release of adrenaline into the body. Its element is water and if this centre is out of balance your ‘flight or flight’ response may be over active. This centre also has a cleansing function by filtering out negative influences. It’s colour is orange
THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA (Manipura)
The next centre is found just below the breastbone and is called the Solar Plexus centre. It is linked to the digestive system, the pancreas liver and stomach. Its associated element is fire. This centre is our psychic battery and the storehouse of our positive energy. Also it is the link between the mind and the emotions and the area we process negative feelings. An imbalance here can lead to ‘butterflies’ and digestive disorders. The colour of the Solar Plexus Centre is yellow.
The Chakra Pallet appear as mandalas of coloured light
THE HEART CENTRE CHAKRA (Anahata)
In the centre of the chest is the heart centre. This is linked to the thymus and controls the immune system. It is the seat of the ‘higher or deeper’ emotions such as love, tenderness, compassion and honesty. The energies from this centre affect the heart, lungs, upper chest, back and bronchial tubes. Its element is air and its designated colour is green.
THE THROAT CENTRE CHAKRA (Visuddha)
The next centre is found at the top of the throat and its designated colour is blue. If blue is your given colour then you need to draw light into this centre. Its element is Ether and its traditional correspondence is with self-expression through thoughts, writing and speech. It is linked to the thyroid gland which controls metabolic rate. It also influences the throat, ears, nose, mouth and neck.
THE FOREHEAD CENTRE CHAKRA (Ajna)
This is often given the nickname of ‘the third eye’,. It is found above and between the eyebrows and is linked to the pituitary and pineal glands. This is the seat of higher consciousness and spiritual powers. Telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition are generated by this centre and it also controls the body’s eyes, nerves, head and brain. The associated colour is a deep indigo.
THE CROWN CENTRE CHAKRA (Sahasrara)
The goal of the light’s journey from the base of the spine upward is to the top of the head. Normally known as the crown centre this is the seat of the soul. As with the third eye centre this centre also is linked to the pituitary and pineal glands. It is associated with the perfection of mind, body and spirit. Its designated colour is violet but in reality this centre is a mass of shimmering lights and colours from the whole visual spectrum and beyond. We can trigger this centre by filling it with pure light and like a fountain its light cascades through your body uniting you with your core spiritual values.
More information about Auras and Chakras can be found in Craig’s Book The Psychic Workbook
Are you aware that the western systems identify different Chakra Colours that the yoga systems. They also place the chakras in different positions – for example in the yoga system there is no Solar Plexus system as such. Although this guide to the Chakra Colours is a good starting point why do you think the yoga system has mismatches. My theory is that the Theosophists and Spiritualists people who first encountered these ideas were reluctant to include the sexual centres in their teachings. Do you have an opinion about this? Please post your ideas below.