Know Your Third Eye Chakra Meanings, Symbol, and Location

Third eye chakra is the spiritual center of the body that is strongly related to concentration and consciousness. The brow chakra is a gateway through which new levels of perception are obtained and awareness can be projected into higher dimensional planes.

The two most important energy channels Ida and Pingala meet and conclude in the sixth chakra area.

Ajna represents the connection to the spiritual world and as such enables both intuitive insight, and the command of reality which you can achieve as soon as you transcend the dual understanding of the world and can calm your thoughts.

Within this superior presence, you can develop telepathic abilities that can manifest as the premonitions of what is to happen or as intuitive perceptions of other people.

These spiritual phenomena are commonly connected to the sixth chakra activity.

Another strength of a well developed and balanced Brow chakra is self-cognizance.

The Third Eye experiences can be described as moments of enlightenment or as moments when our eyes are truly opened.

The sixth chakra connects our awareness of the world around us, and our “sixth sense” perceptions and acts as a command center of our psyche.

The brow chakra color is dark blue or indigo, which symbolizes wisdom, inner peace, intuition and spiritual awareness.

It is very cerebral in its nature and somewhat detached from emotions. In the absence of emotional turmoil, it is easier to have a wider perspective, reach a higher understanding, and deeper knowledge.

Third Eye Chakra Location

Third eye chakra is located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, at the bridge of the nose

Third Eye Chakra Location

The Brow chakra is the center where two of the most important Nadi channels Ida and Pingala meet and cross before entering the crown chakra.

It is positioned above the throat chakra which balances the emotional and reasoning aspects and below the seventh chakra, the Sahasrara.

Third Eye Chakra Symbol

The brow chakra is depicted as a two-petalled rosette. The two petals represent the two main nadis, Ida and Pingala.

Each leaf contains a letter –   हं “ham,” representing Shiva (cosmic consciousness), and क्षं “ksham,” representing Shakti (life force), and together they signal the ultimate union of the two.

An important symbol of the sixth chakra is Shakti Hakini, an androgynous deity, in which the female and male principles are equally represented.

The brow chakra represents many dual principles, but it also signals the necessity of transcending these dualities.

Third Eye Chakra Symbol Image

The Effects of the Ajna Imbalance

If your third eye chakra is imbalanced, you might notice the following symptoms and issues:

  • anxieties and phobias
  • problems with concentration
  • depression
  • eyesight issues
  • headaches and migraines 
  • problems with sinuses

On a physical level, the issues originating from third eye chakra imbalance are manifested in health problems with sinuses, ears, and head.

Especially frequent migraines which are felt as tension or pulsation in the frontal lobe area or frequent sinus infections can be indications that your sixth chakra is not functioning properly.

Mental and psychological problems are a bit harder to recognize and often we are not prepared to admit ourselves that we actually have such problems.

The Ajna chakra affects our intuition and imagination.

The common imbalances can lead to concentration problems, fears, anxieties, and depression, which all originate from the sense of detachment of your true self.

If you have trouble to set your goals and find your true meaning in life, it will benefit if you find a way to strengthen your third eye chakra activity. There are many easy to follow techniques which are also quite enjoyable and fun to practice.

Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of the Sixth Chakra

The sixth chakra is connected to perception and understanding so an imbalance of the brow chakra might manifest as an inability to distinguish between what is truly important in life and what is just everyday debris.

Stressed-out Man

Problems with priorities may arise that give way to the inability to choose a correct path in life or make sound decisions.

The same goes for the lack of perspective that keeps one bogged down, waddling through insignificant details while the big picture remains elusive. The lack of a big picture is similar to traveling through life without a roadmap.

Brow chakra problems reflect in the inability to detach oneself from one’s emotions to the degree necessary for accurately perceiving and evaluating situations in life. The result can be a skewed image of reality that leads to wrong responses.

A significant imbalance in the brow chakra can manifest as delusional disorders, which require medical treatment.

When you invest some effort into balancing your brow chakra, you can expect to see improvement in the health and perceptive power of your sensory organs.

Their function is not limited solely to transmitting the outside stimuli but also includes the quality of perceived input.

When the nerve impulses reach the brain, a healthy brow chakra assists in making sense of them by clearing the perception, sorting the significant from the insignificant, adjusting the perspective, and forming knowledge and understanding.

Psychological Manifestations of Third Eye Chakra Imbalance

If you:

  • have difficulty assuming responsibility,
  • find it hard to accept new ideas or opinions different from your own,
  • lack imagination,
  • have trouble concentrating or retaining information,
  • cannot seem to find meaning in life,
  • feel you cannot access your intuition,
  • are haunted by fears, anxieties, or depressive moods,
you need to address the imbalance of your brow chakra to overcome these issues.

Properties of the Ajna Chakra

  • Common names: brow chakra, sixth chakra, third eye chakra, Ajna
  • Name meaning: Ajna comes from Sanskrit and translates to “knowledge”
  • Corresponding gland: pineal gland
Pineal Gland

Pineal gland, associated with the seventh chakra, is responsible for the production of melatonin, which regulates the sleep patterns. Pineal gland in esoteric traditions has always been the focus of interest for people who aspired to reach higher levels of consciousness.

  • Color: dark blue, indigo blue
  • Mantra: OM, KSHAM
  • Number of petals: two petals, each containing one of the following Sanskrit letters हं ham, and क्षं ksham
  • Corresponding deities: Shiva, Shakti, Hakini
  • Animal Symbols: /
  • Element: All
  • Symbol: upside-down triangle
  • Sound: Aye
  • Frequency: 426.7 Hz
  • Corresponding sense: sixth sense, extrasensory perception, second sight
  • Corresponding natural phenomena: night sky, stars
  • Planet: Uranus
Planet Uranus

Uranus is the sixth planet from the Sun. Interesting, less known fact about Uranus is that it has a tilted rotational axis, meaning that its north and south poles are where most other planets have their equators.

Key themes: intuition, wisdom, stability, immediate perception, fantasy

Affected body parts: cerebellum, eyes, face, ears, nose, nasal cavity, endocrine system, nervous system

Positive spiritual aspects: self-esteem, creative energy, intuition, enlightenment, healing energy, the power of imagination, openness to new ideas, control over one’s thoughts, mutual interconnectedness of souls

Negative spiritual aspects: self-absorbedness, self-aggrandizement, coveting, desire to dominate, irresponsibility

Physical signs pointing to an abnormal functioning of the Brow Chakra: headaches, hearing problems, eye problems, myopia, hearing impairment, nasal cavity inflammation, diseases of the nervous system

Mental issues pointing to an abnormal functioning of the Brow Chakra: problems with concentrating and learning, wandering thoughts, fears, lack of meaning concerns, constant obsessive search for meaning, superstition, mental confusion

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