Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra

Uncover hidden spiritual meanings

Holding dominion over our ability to love, this chakra is located just above the heart. 

The universal energy flowing into this chakra channels into feelings of inner peace and joy, relishing in simple pleasures. Because of this, most people in the Western cultures will have inherent issues with their Heart chakra. It also deals majorly in feelings of love. To truly be able to love, you must have your Heart Chakra aligned properly and tuned in to the universe. Because of this, with this chakra, the lesson is largely that of self-acceptance and showing not only compassion to the world but practicing through personal self-care, both physically and spirituality each day.

Attributes of the Heart Chakra

  • Crystals: Rose Quartz, and Aventurine
  • Location on the Body: Heart, Lungs, and Arms
  • Affirmations: “To love as well as be loved…”

Colors and Meditation Correspondences

The energy of the Heart chakra emanates as green and it is balanced out with the color of red. This is the opposite of the Root chakra, and one of those areas that you will find two chakra connections being interwoven.  In the Root meditation, you were focusing on the grounding and earthy colors of green with the meditation being centered around the ground. This time, you will want to focus on the rising sun, the moment in the sky when it looks alive in robust reds as the sun shines over the hillside. You can do this with a setting sun as well. The focus should be on the transformative power of the sun though. You will visualize a green hillside, but there is much overgrowth. Allow the red sun to radiate, balancing out the green and creating a calming image of a sun shining over the ground below.

The Balance of the Heart Chakra

When there is an excess of energy within this chakra, a person may feel codependent or described as needy and clingy. Often this is linked to self-doubt, not trusting your own inner feelings and seeking approval from those around you. This excess can create difficulties in relationships because it increases jealousy and places focus on the other person before the self.  

A lack of energy in this chakra can result in withdrawal, and you will often notice that people with their heart chakra out of balance will sway between too little and too much. This is because when depleted people often become critical of others, focused on little details without understanding situations. A lack of empathy and apathy towards humanity are two other common side-effects of low energy within the Heart.

The affirmation for this chakra is seen in Wiccan practices in the phrase “in perfect love and perfect trust” when entering a circle and the self affirming philosophy of “I am perfect, whole and complete.” Focusing on these mantras can help to balance the energies within the Heart chakra. It requires constant upkeep to keep centered and therefore is good practice to perform awareness techniques on a regular basis.  

Keeping balance within this chakra will result in a more peaceful existence as one becomes understanding for the world around them. When in the right balance, people will sometimes refer to a state of feeling connected with the universe or having a gentle understanding of the world. This results in a more trusting and accepting personality.

By Florance Saul
Feb 25, 2017