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Understanding the Chakras: Free Chakra Charts

Chakra Chart Meaning

The seven chakras are energy centers in your subtle body, and they record all of your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that you experience in life. Each chakra is associated to a color, which aligns with an area of your body. Together, the chakra colors make up the colors of your aura. The seven chakras and their meanings are easy to understand, once you get familiar with it. It’s very helpful to have a chakra chart on hand for when you need them. 

The chakra meanings aren’t anything you have to memorized! But as you reference these charts over time, you’ll end up committing them to memory. Here’s what we’ll discuss in this post:

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What Are the Seven Chakras?

Remember ROY-G-BIV from science class? Each color on the visible spectrum vibrates at a particular frequency. Each of these seven colors are tied to a chakra. So when you hear about raising your vibration, or balancing chakras, that’s a referencing to returning each energy center to their normal frequency. 

Below are several chakra charts and their colors, along with their Sanskrit names, energetic frequency, guiding emotions and themes. This is your intuition’s way of letting you know where you need healing. 

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7 Chakras Chart with Chakra Symbols

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Chakra Map on the Body

Chakra Chart of Human Body

Chakra Chart - Frequency/Emotion/Theme

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Dog Chakra Chart

Dogs have chakras just like we do!

This chakra color chart shows you where you dog’s chakras are, along with their corresponding body parts. This way you can send focused chakra healing to your pups, based on their needs. 

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Cat Chakra Chart

Cats chakras are in the same location as dogs. Here’s a pinnable chart for your reference! 

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Horse Chakra Chart

Horses love a good chakra balancing! Here is where the chakras are located on these beautiful creatures.

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What Do the Seven Chakras Mean?

Red - Root Chakra Meaning

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara 

The color red is associated to the root chakra, and carries the energy of stability, belonging, and being grounded. If you’re drawn to the color red, your root chakra may need some balancing. This is especially true when you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • moving to a new home
  • changing jobs
  • going through a breakup or divorce
  • spending lots of time on creative projects 
  • you’re feeling unsafe
  • shifts in your tribe
  • when there’s a lot on your plate and you’re feeling scattered 

Do you feel like you need to open your root chakra? Try You’re Grounded chakra spray, and read: Ultimate Guide to Your Root Chakra

Orange - Sacral Chakra Meaning

Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana

The color orange is all about motivation, passion, and the things that bring you pleasure in life. If you’re drawn to the color orange, your sacral chakra may need some balancing. Here are some of the common reasons for an imbalance in the sacral chakra:

  • feeling unmotivated or stuck
  • change in relationships status   
  • sexual trauma or suppressed sexuality
  • money worries
  • conflict with another person  
  • tension in parent-child relationships
  • imbalance of power in your partnerships

If you want to know more about opening your sacral chakra, check this out: Ultimate Guide to Your Sacral Chakra

Yellow - Solar Plexus Chakra Meaning

Yellow is carries the vibration of confidence, personal power, and self trust. Bring more yellow into your life whenever you:

  • are doubting your abilities 
  • need a boost of courage 
  • conflict with another
  • can’t make a decision
  • experience anxiety 

Want to learn how to open your solar plexus chakra? Read this next: Ultimate Guide to Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Green (or Pink) - Heart Chakra Meaning

Sanskrit Name: Anahata

The heart chakra is very special because it’s your love center! It’s associated to two colors, both green and pink. These colors emit the energies of love, compassion, forgiveness, and harmony. If you’re going through any of the following, bring more of these colors into your life:  

  • the need forgive yourself 
  • unreleased grudges, regret, or resentment 
  • unhealed heartaches
  • grieving the loss of a loved one 
  • challenges with self-love

Learn to tell when your heart chakra is blocked, and how to open it here: Ultimate Guide to Your Heart Chakra

Blue - Throat Chakra Meaning

Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha

Blue aligns with the throat chakra, which is your center for communication and self-expression.  Blue’s vibration helps you speak your truth, by allowing your words to reflect what’s in your heart. Blue is your healing color if you struggle with:   

  • speaking up for yourself
  • omit or bend the truth to avoid conflict 
  • defer to others to speak for you 
  • shyness   
  • struggle with finding the right words to say

Learn how to open your throat chakra in the Ultimate Guide to Your Throat Chakra

Indigo - 3rd Eye Chakra Meaning

Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Indigo is the color of your third eye chakra, which is your psychic center.  Bring more of this color into your life if you’re struggling with:

  • ability to see the truth of a situation
  • confusion  
  • if you’re open to developing your natural psychic abilities
  • inability to notice signs and messages from your spirit team/higher self
  • lack of vision for the future

To learn how to open your third eye, read this: Ultimate Guide to Your Third Eye Chakra

Violet (or White) - Crown Chakra Meaning

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara

Violet is the color of your crown chakra, and carries the vibration of divine perspective, and oneness. You can use this powerful color if you’re struggling with: 

  • seeing the ‘big picture’ of a situation
  • the meaning of specific events 
  • confusion around life purpose 
  • if you’re seeking deeper spiritual meaning in your life

This is the highest vibration of all the chakra colors, and it’s very common for it to come out of balance as you navigate your human life. To learn how to bring balance to your crown chakra, read: Ultimate Guide to Your Crown Chakra

Which of the chakra colors are asking for healing? Drop your answer in a comment below!

XO,  Andrea

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