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The Third-Eye Chakra Guide

The Third-Eye Chakra Guide
Third eye chakra (Ajna)
Center of forehead between eyebrows
Imagination, intuition, wisdom
852 Hz
Aum (om)
Essential Oils:
Frankincense, jasmine, lavender, rosemary
Crystals & Stones:
Lapis lazuli, amethyst, sodalite, celestite, blue aventurine

What is the Third-Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is the 6th chakra and is a higher frequency than the throat chakra. It is a stage of life when you are beginning to connect to a higher intuition and have access to more of your true self than ever before.

It is a chakra that has a hidden change of chakra nature that not many know about, perhaps because this is a rare chakra to be at in life. It is one that is half-asleep and half-awakened, which is the hidden meaning behind it.

It is one that gives you access to more than what you have here on Earth, by means of your dreams.

The simplest explanation of the third eye chakra is this - it is an energy center in our body which is responsible for reality, perception, manifesting thought, and cunning intuition. It can be located in the very middle of the forehead (just above the eyes).

The third eye chakra is often associated with the color indigo and the pineal gland within your brain. This chakra is said to help regulate the energy within you that’s associated with insight, wisdom, and your overall perception of the world around you.

The third chakra is also known by the name Ajna. This is one of the most spiritual chakras and the name means “beyond wisdom.”

Ajna is said to lead you to an inner knowledge that can guide you through life and help you with all troubles.

It is even said that an open sixth chakra can enable clairvoyance, telepathy, lucid dreaming, expanded imagination, and visualization. Whatever benefits it provides, knowing more about this chakra is essential to understanding it.

Third eye chakra Quick Summary

Name: Third eye chakra (Ajna)

Third eye chakra Location: Center of forehead between eyebrows

Third eye chakra Meaning: Imagination, intuition, wisdom

Third eye chakra Color: Indigo

Third eye chakra Frequency: 852 Hz

Third eye chakra Mantra: Aum (om)

Third eye chakra Essential Oils: Frankincense, jasmine, lavender, rosemary

Third eye chakra Crystals & Stones: Lapis lazuli, amethyst, sodalite, celestite, blue aventurine

When Do You Use the Third-Eye Chakra

You use the third eye chakra when we are learning truths and needing a higher intuition. You use it when you are sleeping to learn more about things that are not yet present or on Earth, or potentially anything.

It teaches you about your true self. Since it is the 2nd highest chakra, not many people have reached this level yet.


What Is the Third-Eye Chakra Associated With

The third eye chakra is associated with the color indigo, which is where the hidden change in chakra nature comes in because it changes due to the color. This is because it is a color that is in between blue and purple and is more like a half change in color compared to the other chakras.

I associate it with “Faith” because it requires you to have faith in a higher intuition and uses truth to reveal your true self to you. “Truth” is also something it is associated with because it is a way to access personal truths.

How the Third Eye Chakra Connects to Our Life

When our third eye chakra is clean and balanced, we tend to see life around us with an increased clarity. We also possess a much stronger intuition than before and increased insight, self-awareness, and emotional balance. All of these help to make us a more well-rounded person.

However, when our third eye chakra is unhealthy, blocked, or imbalanced, we tend to struggle more frequently with a malaise of personal problems, such as; closed-mindedness, cynicism, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and even mental illnesses and mood disorders. The list continues. An unbalanced chakra can be extremely bad for our quality of life.

Third eye chakra healing, though, is the common practice of cleansing, opening, and balancing the third eye chakra within our bodies. This type of healing uses a wide range of holistic remedies in order to fully bring alignment to the body, mind, and spirit.

We’re going to go over these kind of remedies in a later section. First, however, we must discover how to find out if our third eye chakra is in danger.

How to Balance the Third-Eye Chakra

In my experiences, chakra is always balanced if you believe it to be so. Make sure to live your life in a normal, natural way and you will always find balance as that is the nature of life. If balance is what you seek, balance is what you will get!

You will get what you wanted! Make sure to think about what matters to you and make sure it is a good thing! What is right for me? Whatever works for you.

For higher chakras, you might want to strengthen them, and I find meditation is the best way to do this. You will know when it is right for you when it is time.

Signs That Your Third-Eye Chakra Is Unbalanced

One of the most simple and effective ways to tell whether you need some kind of third eye chakra healing is to pay close attention to your thoughts, feelings, actions, and all of the physical sensations within your body. If you’re hyper aware of yourself, you can more accurately pinpoint problems.

Here are some telltale signs to look out for if you’re worried about your third eye chakra:

  • You rarely feel creative or inspired by things around you
  • You often choose to ignore your intuition
  • You struggle to see the “bigger picture” and instead look at small details
  • You’re often lost deep in your thoughts
  • You’re addicted to external material things
  • Your social interactions with people are superficial
  • You are extremely stubborn and egotistical
  • You suffer from frequent headaches or migraines

These are just a few of the key signs that point towards you suffering some kind of imbalance within your third eye chakra. But how do we go about healing this problem and moving forward in life?

How Long Does It Take to Develop the Third-Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra takes the second shortest to develop of the higher chakras as it is the second highest frequency. Each chakra after the root chakra takes successively less time to develop as they are higher and higher frequencies, hence the color.

This chakra should take around half the time that the heart chakra takes to develop, so anywhere from 10 months to a year.

Third-Eye Chakra Frequency

The third eye chakra frequency is usually recommended at 852 Hz for third eye chakra meditation. Below I have linked a video for 852 Hz third eye chakra meditation music. Or download my Secret Chakra Healing Music.

Check out the Secrets of the 7 Chakra article for an overview on chakra and where this chakra fits in with the rest.

How to Heal the Third Eye Chakra

A clear and harmonious third eye chakra means that you’ll be much more calm, self-aware, and possess an increased level of foresight. You may also find that you’re more insightful and understanding of not just yourself, but other people, and all of life in general.

Chakra healing can take sometimes take quite a decent amount of time because it is a process that involves a lot of inner growth. Healing requires having a lot of insight into yourself and open-mindedness.

We’ve put together a list of a few of the most effective third eye chakra healing practices to help you balance out your energy and harness your true potential.

  1. Explore different perspectives and viewpoints and acquaint yourself with other views
  2. Decalcify your pineal gland by using fluoride filters and eating more organic food
  3. Ground yourself regularly with mindfulness and meditation
  4. Get outdoors more, seek more sunlight, and explore the world
  5. Hum or chant the “OM” mantra whenever you meditate or have a spare moment
  6. Going on a psychedelic shamanic journey could potentially help heal your chakra
  7. Eating healthier (fruit and vegetables) can be a great way to cure imbalance
  8. Use stargazing and moon-gazing as a means of opening your mind and relaxing
  9. Use essential oils in your self-massages and rub it into your skin often
  10. Become an observer of your own thoughts and work on self-reflection
  11. Look up how to properly do a third eye chakra visualization
  12. Pay attention to your dreams and the way your mind and body speak to you
  13. Harmonize your energy and work on your third eye chakra with yoga lessons

Of course, there are many other ways you can help to heal and harness the power of your third eye chakra. For now, though, the list above is a great starting point and should really help you connect with your inner energy and get rid of any negativity around you.

Even by just trying one or two of the items from the list above, you’re much more likely to heal your third eye chakra and fully utilize the benefits it can provide. Best of luck on your journey!

Avatar photo Cam is the editor in chief and an absolute chakra nut. Shes love chakra, mediation and everything that brings joy and balance into her life. Cam is on the way to become a Chakra and Reiki teacher.