Guest Author - Diane Geisel
The belief that the body has certain areas or Chakra’s goes back centuries to India 2000 – 600BC. Balancing these forces, many believe, can be done with particular colors or gems. From this belief was born Chakra Jewelry.
Here is a bit more about Chakra’s and their gemstone representation:
CROWN CHAKRA - SEVENTH CHAKRA
Seventh Chakra is located above the head. This chakra links the individual with the universal. A gemstone that represents the 7th Chakra is Obsidian. It helps to protect the very sensitive against depression. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility. Energies: Healing, Protection, Divination, Peace
THIRD EYE CHAKRA - SIXTH CHAKRA
Sixth Chakra is located between the eyes. This is intelligence and psychic power. Sodalite Gemstone represents the 6th Chakra. It is said Sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony.
Energies: Power, Healing, Luck
THROAT CHAKRA - FIFTH CHAKRA
Fifth Chakra is located at the throat. This is the creativity, self-expression and the search for truth. Turquoise represents this Chakra and strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world. Energies: Luck, Love, Protection, Healing
HEART CHAKRA - FOURTH CHAKRA
Fourth Chakra is located at the heart. This is the higher consciousness and love. Green Aventurine is a gemstone that represents this Chakra. Aventurine is stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is a heart Chakra stone.
Energies: Luck, Money, Healing
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA - THIRD CHAKRA
Third Chakra is located at the solar plexus. This is the sense of identity. Amber is a gemstone that represents this Chakra. Amber is said to Brings a care free, sunny disposition, promotes good luck and success,dissolves oppositions, helps with stomach, spleen and kidney complaints and is said to reduce joint problems and alleviates teething pain in babies. To early Christians, amber signified the presence of the Lord. Energies: Love, Healing, Protection, Power, Luck
SACRAL CHAKRA - SECOND CHAKRA
Second Chakra is located at the genitals. This is the Chakra that monitors sexuality and reproduction. Carnelian is a gemstone that represents this Chakra and is used for these benefits: gives energy, protects from bad vibrations, guards against poverty, helps give a sense of humor, calms the temper. Energies: Power, Healing
ROOT CHAKRA - FIRST CHAKRA
First Chakra is located at the base of the spine and groin area. This is the animal or base nature. A gemstone that represents this Chakra is Rhodochrosite in pink tones. Rhodochrosite is said to soothe the heart, stimulates warm feelings of love and compassion, benefits the creative process, and promotes intuition. Energies:Love, Power, healing
Chakra jewelry can be found in all styles and types including necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and rings to name a few. I have created and sold many Chakra rosary beads to those who pray the rosary it is a unique mix of religion and new age beliefs.
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