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"Crystals for the Throat Chakra"
By Crystal CAT
This next article in our chakra series begins the higher group of chakras with the Throat Chakra. This energy center is the seat of our creative self-expression, and is where our desire to speak the truth resides. Located in the hollow part between the two clavicle bones, the Throat Chakra rules the thyroid gland, and governs the mouth, neck, shoulders, arms, and hands. It is from this chakra, that we receive our ability to connect and communicate with others. The color of the Throat Chakra is a deep blue, its musical note is G, its planet is Mercury, and its metal is also Mercury. Connected to the Etheric Body, the Throat Chakra is the link between the higher chakras and the center and lower chakras, so it is through this energy center that intuition and divine inspiration from the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras may be translated into physical expressions for manifestation in the 3D reality.
The Throat Chakra provides energy needed for the discovery of our own personal truth. A well-functioning Throat Chakra may manifest itself in a person as charisma, charm, honesty, expressiveness, eloquence, and a healthy desire to know the truth of any circumstance. Those with an active and open Throat Chakra include, artists, writers, singers, speakers, evangelists, teachers, and politicians. A Throat Chakra that is too open may show in someone as insensitivity, rudeness, crassness, and even verbal abuse. Those who have an unbalanced throat chakra have a tendency to let it all out without reservation, even if it means emotionally hurting another.
A closed Throat Chakra can show up as shyness, dishonesty, or an inability to communicate clearly. It can also create a jamming up of energy in this area, not allowing it to flow into other energy centers. Blockages can form in the Throat Chakra as a result of being in a situation in which you are not allowed to speak your mind. It can come from being in a relationship with an overbearing mate who puts others‘ views down, or from growing up in a household where children are “seen and not heard”. The Throat Chakra can also become blocked as a result of a work situation where opinions are not valued or appreciated. When our opinion is discounted and trivialized, we have a tendency to react by blocking the Throat Chakra. As time passes, we may notice a sense of being generally stifled. Eventually, this can evolve into physical ailments such as TMJ, sore throats, laryngitis, stuttering, and swollen glands.
Those who are unfamiliar with using crystals can choose stones from the blue colors for their work with the Throat Chakra. Most of the Throat Chakra stones can also be beneficial for the Third-Eye Chakra as well. These stones can be worn, held, or placed directly on the Throat Chakra for their effects to be experienced. The crystals most commonly attributed to the Throat Chakra are:
Apatite (opening and activating)
Aqua Aura (activating and balancing)
Blue Lace Agate (balancing)
Blue Tiger Eye (soothing)
Turquoise (stimulating and balancing)
Blue Kyanite (opening)
Blue Calcite (clearing)
Aquamarine (clearing and activating)
Angelite (healing and clearing)
Lapis Lazuli (opening, activating, and balancing)
Apatite is a wonderful Throat Chakra crystal that enhances communication and self-expression, making it a great stone for public speakers of all types. Meditating with Apatite Crystals can bring a strong desire for truth and integrity in the user. Apatite opens and activates the Throat Chakra, and is known as a helpful aid for teachers, assisting with transmission and reception of all information being relayed from teacher to student. Working also with the Third-Eye, Apatite can facilitate the expression of newly acquired, intuitive knowledge in such a way as to help the speaker avoid being seen as "spacey" by others. Apatite can clear away confusing energies, bringing clarity and wisdom to those who are in the process of learning new subjects.
Aqua Aura rectifies all imbalances in the Throat Chakra, making it an effective healing crystal for this area. Relieving stress and calming anger, Aqua Aura can help those involved in psychoanalysis to determine the root causes of emotional issues, while withholding all judgement. A stone of truth, Aqua Aura can help one to release any denial to face realities of any current negative circumstances. Aqua Aura is known to foster connections with the higher realms, and can assist those doing important spiritual work by enhancing the aura for protection from unwelcome entities. Aqua Aura activates the Throat Chakra to assist one in communicating spiritual ideas gleaned from the higher realms.
Blue Lace Agate is a gentle balancing stone for the Throat Chakra, making it especially helpful for those who often speak before they think. An important stone for public speakers, Blue Lace Agate can be worn or carried in a pocket to assist those who might be experiencing stage-fright in regaining their confidence and focus. Blue Lace Agate can help one to discern truth within many falsehoods, and assists those struggling with any disturbing information to find their center. Blue Lace Agate has an uplifting vibration and makes a great crystal for emotional and intellectual support.
Blue Tiger Eye is a soothing Throat Chakra stone that can help one to balance dualities. In meditation, Blue Tiger Eye can help one to achieve focus and clarity regarding new information being received. In body layouts, Blue Tiger Eye can be placed on the Throat Chakra to facilitate all types of communication, with an emphasis on telepathic communication. Blue Tiger Eye is known as a stone of good luck, and is often used in prosperity rituals.
Turquoise is a well-known Throat Chakra stone that carries a gentle yet powerful spiritual vibration. Turquoise stimulates and balances the Throat Chakra, bringing a new perception of one's experiences. Turquoise can facilitate an acceptance and integration of all aspects of the self as parts of the Divine Whole. Meditation with Turquoise can help one to discover and communicate compassion and understanding to others.
Blue Kyanite is a calming Throat Chakra stone that helps to gently open lines of communication. Wearing or carrying Blue Kyanite in situations where there are two or more adversaries can help to build a bridge of understanding between all parties involved. Blue Kyanite draws on its connection to both the Throat and Third-Eye Chakras to form a psychic link between two people allowing more complete communication. Physically, placing Blue Kyanite on the Throat Chakra can assist in healing the thyroid and larynx.
Blue Calcite is another common Throat Chakra stone. Blue Calcite can be helpful to those artists and writers who are experiencing a block in the creative process. By clearing the Throat Chakra, Blue Calcite can assist those in developing an ability for self-expression, especially of spiritual ideas and insights, due to its link to the Third-Eye. Blue Calcite can be worn or carried to aid in situations where dissent may be boiling beneath an uneasy calm.
Aquamarine is a gemmy Throat Chakra stone that can be used to clear and activate the Throat Chakra. Helpful in overcoming shyness, Aquamarine clears the Throat Chakra to bring in a better flow of energy to this center. Aquamarine also connects with the Heart Chakra, enabling one to speak even the deepest truth from the heart. For those who have a fear of public speaking, Aquamarine can clear up those energetic blockages, enabling more confidence to come through during speech.
Angelite connects the Throat, Third-Eye, and Crown Chakras, clearing any energetic blockages in and between these three chakras, encouraging communication with one’s guides and angels. This action also encourages the expression of these spiritual ideas and insights to others in one’s circle, promotes empathy in any situation involving misunderstandings, and is helpful for those who rely on diplomacy for their work. Angelite‘s gentle work with the Throat Chakra can make difficult truths a little bit easier to accept. Angelite also facilitates healing on physical and spiritual levels.
Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone for opening, activating, and balancing the Throat Chakra, which also works with the Third-Eye to assist the transfer of intuitive and psychic information between these two chakras. Lapis Lazuli can deepen the meditative state and expand consciousness, making it easier to receive new and insightful knowledge of the self and one's role in this existence. In body layouts, Lapis Lazuli can enhance the communication center, assisting with both giving and receiving new information. Lapis Lazuli can be used to access the Akashic Records and regain lost ancient knowledge and wisdom.
Sodalite is helpful for those who find themselves to be over-emotional, due to it's ability to focus energy on the Third-Eye and Throat Chakras, thereby allowing one to use more logic and intuition, rather than the emotions from an over-developed Heart Chakra. Sodalite promotes intuition and a trust in one's own judgement, which can be a great ally in daily life. Place Sodalite next to your computer to help clear electromagnetic pollution. Sodalite works with the Throat and Third-Eye Chakras to help and guide one on their spiritual path by opening a window into the subconscious mind, pulling subtle images into the conscious mind.
Working with the Throat Chakra stones can bring a new appreciation for communication skills and a desire to seek out truth. A healthy Throat Chakra serves as a connective point between the heart and the centers of intuition and inspiration. Using the crystals mentioned in a body layout can help to heal, activate, and balance the Throat Chakra, for improved, healthier function of this energy center.
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