The Throat Chakra is associated with the colour blue, accepting your originality, expressing your authentic voice and speaking your truth.
Throat Chakra is the card drawn today from The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland. It is the 5th card of the chakra set.
The number 5 vibrates with the energy of personal freedom, unconventional, individualism, non-attachment, change, life lessons learned through experience, variety, adaptability and versatility, resourcefulness, motivation, progress, activity, experience, travel and adventure, sympathy, understanding, sociability, surrender, influence, sensuality, promotion, natural flair, vivacious, courage, health and healing.
The Throat Chakra is the energy centre located in the neck, which governs speech, writing, and creative expression. When you withhold your truth because of fears of disapproval, your throat chakra tightens. Prior experience of being punished for speaking up can also close off this energy centre. The fifth chakra is associated with your truth, the way that you express yourself, and speaking your truth with love and compassion.
If you are feeling that you are not being heard or taken seriously, you may suffer a loss of your voice. On the other hand, when you have the courage to speak your truth, you give permission to others to do the same.
The Throat chakra is about the expression of yourself: Your truth, purpose in life, creativity. Note that this chakra has a natural connection with the second chakra or sacral chakra, centre of emotions and creativity as well. The throat chakra’s emphasis is on expressing and projecting the creativity into the world according to its perfect form or authenticity
Communication, sound, creativity and the ability of clairaudience (inner hearing) are all associated with the Throat Chakra. Many actors, singers, speakers and writers have an active Throat Chakra. To keep your chakra tuned, try singing, humming or chanting out loud.
Oftentimes, we can think one thing, feel another and say something different. The journey back to your authentic self puts you in your power. This is especially true if you are working with the Law of Attraction, as the universe looks beyond your words to the energy of what you are really feeling.
Making sounds, singing and chanting are said to clear the throat chakra and are the same as meditation. That’s why so many forms of meditation include chanting of sacred sounds.
Importantly, if you have something to say, speak up, don’t bottle up.
Sanskrit name: Visuddha
Petals of the lotus: Sixteen
Seed sound: Ham
Vowel sound: Eee
Rights: To speak
Endocrine gland: Thyroid and Parathyroid gland
Physical association: Throat, ears, mouth, shoulders, and neck
Psychological function: Communication
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words. ~ Roy T. Bennett,