THROAT Chakra - Vishuddha



Action: 'I Speak'

Issue: Creativity

Goal: Communication

Sense: Hearing


This chakra is the stage of awareness where all your experiences are welcomed without judgment, purity of speech and clarity of communication


The 5th chakra is your THROAT chakra, the most delicate center in the human energy system. It is located within the central canal of the vertebra IV of the spine. This chakra is considered the seat of purification which harmonizes diversity. It's responsible for creative expression and communication.

Planet & Astrology

The ruling planet is VENUS associated to creativity, wealth and artistic expression. In astrology it's associated to TAURUS associated to speech, art and real estate.

Healthy Energy

If your THROAT chakra is open and healthy, you are a charismatic, centered, truthful and balanced soul who is very intuitive and empathic. You honor your inner voice as much as anyone else’s, and are thus able to say “no” when needed, which creates very healthy boundaries between yourself and others.

Blocked Energy

Blockages in the THROAT chakra mean you are inclined to be inconsistent, lack self-expression and appear unreliable. You may be easily manipulated because you do not stand firmly on any issue one way or the other.

 Physically you may experience sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis and tinnitus.

THROAT Chakra Characteristics

Animal: Elephant, bull, lion

Balancing: Sing, chant, hum breath consciously

Body location: The hollow (base) of the throat

Body Parts: Ear

Color: BLUE - reminding us of the sky, which is limitless

Directly Effects: The spiritual body

Element: Ether (New fifth element 'akasa')

Energy Flow: Opens front and back through the body

Essential Oils: Lavender, aniseed, blue chamomile, cypress, tea tree

Foods: Liquids, tart or tangy fruits, other tree grown fruits, spices

Functions: Communication, truth, sound, self expression, creativity & healing

Gems: Aquamarine, Peridot, Lapiz, Jade, Clear Quartz,  Sodalite, Turquoise, Blue lace agate, Blue topaz, Aquamarine, Chryoscolla, Azurite, Amazonite, Gem Silica


Thyroid, throat and jaw areas, alimentary canal, lungs, vocal cords, and the breath

Herbs: Cinnamon, Frankincense, Mugwort, and Sandalwood

Incense: Sandalwood

Lotus pedals: 16

Physical Connection: The bronchial and vocal apparatus, lungs and the alimentary canal

Psychological functions: How you take in and assimilate things, your sense of space, relating to your position within society and professional work.

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha (pronounced as Vees shoo duh)

Vissudha meaning purification

Scents: Frankincense, Benzoin, Clove, Ginger, Vervain

Sound: The seed mantra is HAM or U as in blue and musical note G#

Symbols: Select this link to see various examples