Have you ever wondered what that gorgeous, indigo symbol for the third eye is all about? Today we’re exploring the third eye symbol meaning, and how you can tap into its ancient power to deepen your spiritual practice.
What Does The Third Eye Symbolize?
Every chakra symbolizes certain areas of your life. The third eye chakra, or Ajna, symbolizes your non-physical world.
This includes your:
- intellectual learning
- wisdom from life lessons
- new ideas
- problem solving skills
What Do You See When The Third Eye Opens?
So now that we have an understanding of what the third eye symbolizes, we can talk about what exactly you ‘see’ when the third eye opens.
You may associate the third eye with clairvoyance or ‘clear seeing’. This refers to being able to see non-physical energies.
An open third eye doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll physically see things. But it certainly can, if that’s the way your intuitive guidance comes through. But it’s more than that.
Clairvoyant sight comes in many forms:
- seeing visions with your physical eyes
- vivid dreams
- visitations from loved ones during meditation
- colors and images during an energy healing
Visions like these are absolutely a result of an open third eye. However, not everyone’s intuition comes in the form of clairvoyance. When your third eye is open, you’ll also begin to notice the spiritual significance others miss.
Here are some examples of ‘clear seeing’ as a result of an open third eye:
- Significant numbers catch your eye
- Signs from your spirit team like feathers, coins, rainbows
- Song lyrics relevent to your situation
- Serendipitous timing
In addition, you’ll gain many practical insights you gain as well!
For example you you may wake up with a great idea, or decide last minute to change your plans, without any logical reason behind it.
These are all examples of new in-sights coming through for you, and it only happens when your third eye is open.
Third Eye Symbol Meaning
The Ajna is your 6th chakra in your chakra system, and is home to your sixth sense.
Your sixth sense, or intuition, is what helps you to take inspired action even when there’s no tangible evidence to validate it. So when you get a certain feeling or hunch, this is your third eye chakra at work.
Your third eye chakra symbolizes insights that goes beyond what you can gather with your five physical senses.
Its symbol is a gorgeous, 2 petaled lotus flower, containing an upsidedown triangle. Within the triangle, you’ll sometimes see the Sanskrit symbol for ‘om’.
Let’s dive into each component of this sacred symbol, and then put them all together to understand its meaning and purpose.
The third eye chakra is associated with the color indigo, which vibrates at a frequency of 6.6 on the visible light spectrum.
You can read more about the relationship between colors and chakras here: Understanding The Chakra Colors
But in a nutshell, each chakra is associated to a color on the visible light spectrum (remember ROY-G-BIV from science class?). The higher up you go within the chakra system, the higher vibrational the colors become.
The color indigo represents:
So this color captures the energy of the third eye chakra beautifully. Whenever you want to boost these qualities within yourself, you can wear the color indigo. It will help to attune your vibration to its frequency.
Two Petaled Lotus
The first shape that makes up the third eye chakra symbol is a 2 pedaled lotus flower.
The number two symbolizes duality and balance.
So in the case of the third eye chakra, the number 2 honors the harmony between:
- physical and non-physical worlds
- divine masculine and feminine energy
- intuition and logic
The number 2 always represents balance and duality. So once again, it serves as a reminder a balanced third eye results in a healthy mix of your logical brain and intuitive wisdom.
If you feel guided, read the full spiritual significance of number 2 here. It’s incredibly comforting!: Angel Number 2: Everything’s Going To Be Okay
The two peddled lotus flower is a reminder that everything you manifest in life begins as vibration, or non-physical.
Think about something you’ve wanted in the past. Chances are, you had an experience that created an emotion within you. That emotion sparked a desire to bring something new into your life.
So before you received the new car, partner, or promotion, your manifestation started out as a feeling. That feeling had a particular vibration on the emotional scale.
Then, law of attraction delivered you more and more thoughts to match your vibration.
Eventually, those thoughts evolved into a physical manifestation.
The third eye the two peddled notice of the third eye chakra symbol reminds us of this truth that everything physical was once non-physical.
The upside down triangle inside the lotus flower represents rising consciousness.
So think of the tip of the triangle at the bottom as spiritual energy lying dormant within you. Then, as your third eye opens, that energy rises and expands, as your spiritual journey unfolds.
In sacred geometry, triangles represent unity. So in regard to your third eye chakra, it represents the coming together of logic and intuition.
Also, in alchemy, the upside down triangle represents the water element.
This isn’t rooted based in Indian tradition, but it’s worth noting. The water element represents intuition, emotional intelligence, and divine feminine energy. Isn’t it so interesting how various traditions cross over and complement each other?
You can read more about how the chakras and elements are related here: How To Use The 7 Chakra Elements To Heal + Grow
The third eye symbol is often displayed with the om symbol inside, or instead of, the triangle.
Om is considered the first sound of the universe; the vibration that captures the beginning of all creation. So once again, this sacred symbol reminds us that everything begins as vibration.
Everything in this universe is energy, and everything that ever was is or will be started out as a vibration. This includes your feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. If this doesn’t drive home how incredibly powerful your mind is, I don’t know what does!
Your thoughts play a very important role in manifesting your desires because they determine your vibration.
To understand just how powerful your thoughts and feelings are, read this next: How To Use Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale
Healing With The Third Eye Symbol
Now that you know what the third eye chakra symbol means, it’s time to use it in your self-care practice.
One of my favorite ways to tap into the power of the third eye is to make the shape of the symbol with your hands. The Kalesvara mudra (or hand gesture) opens the third eye and helps to calm your thoughts.
Here’s how to do it:
- Bring the tips of your middle fingers together to a point
- Now bring the tips of your thumbs together
- Curl your pointer fingers until their knuckles touch, making a heart shape
- Relax the remaining fingers
Now holding this pose, rest your hands against your chest. Close your eyes and breathe.
You can also meditate on the image of the third eye chakra symbol while listening to your favorite, relaxing music.
Do whatever feels right to you!
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