The Throat Chakra & Aquamarine
Written by Vika Bradford
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The Throat Chakra is the foundation for communication, creation and authenticity. When the Throat Chakra is in balance you can freely communicate and create from the truest version of yourself. As the energy radiates upwards through your Heart Chakra, into your Throat Chakra, self-love inspires you to truly be, act, and speak from your true self.
Aquamarine is a stone of open and fluid communication. Being a stone ruled by water, it can begin to cleanse the Throat Chakra as it opens up communication and reduces fears of speaking truth.
Working with Aquamarine to balance the Throat Chakra is a powerful way to begin to step into the most authentic version of yourself by speaking your truth and creating from the deepest part of your soul. Note here that creation doesn’t always mean music, art, etc. Creation is anything that inspires passion and authenticity within you.
The Throat Chakra
Associations: Expression, Communication, Authenticity, Creativity, Vibration
Physical: Throat, Shoulders, Neck, Tongue, Mouth, Ears
- Easily communicate
- Easily speaks wants and desires
- Expresses authentic self
- Speaks the truth
- Expresses emotions in a balanced way
- Speaks up for ones self
- Speaks at appropriate moments
- Healthy tone of voice
- Responds rather than reacts
- Healthy boundaries in openness
- Healthy teeth and ears
Out of Balance:
- Talking too much
- Not listening to others (Waiting for others to be done so you can speak)
- Fear of speaking
- Small voice
- Speaking very loudly
- Can’t keep secrets
- Inability to communication with conviction
- Inappropriate talking (boundaries)
- Lack of creative expression
- Inability to bring creativity into the physical
- Throat illnesses
- Shoulder issues/pain
- Neck stiffness/Neck focused headaches
- Teeth problems
- Ear aches/ear infections
Anyone can practice Reiki/Energy Healing. If you have found that you are experiencing an imbalance in the throat chakra, a simple way to begin to balance is by working with the energy already inside of you.
- Place your Aquamarine on the base of your throat, or on the back of the neck
- Place one hand or both hands gently over your Throat Chakra (if it’s more comfortable you can place your hands on where your shoulders meet your neck.)
- Begin to visualize energy radiating in the Throat Chakra
- Allow yourself to tune into the feeling of energy spinning within the Chakra
- Visualize a light emanating from your Throat Chakra beneath the Aquamarine. This light may be white or blue.
Pay attention to any communications that come into your mind as you meditate with this healing energy, and I encourage you to write them down after you’re done.
Aquamarine is a stone of the sea. It is said that its energy is made up of cleansing water energy and moves through the Throat Chakra to influence movement within the energy centre. When communication is stuck within the Throat Chakra, Aquamarine will cleanse and nourish the chakra so that you may speak freely again.
Aquamarine for Communication
Aquamarine helps to quench anger and rage. Often born from the pit of our stomachs and moves upward into the Throat Chakra. When words of anger of rage spit from your mouth, Aquamarine can be a subtle teacher in the art of learning when to speak and when not to speak. It can be a guide in the knowledge of what words will heal and what words will wound.
Aquamarine is a teacher in the art of manifestation. What you say has power. What you say about yourself, your loved ones and others in this world has the power to influence your existence via the law of attraction.
Through these lessons, Aquamarine will soften your communication, offering the ability to communicate effectively and compassionately. We see here how each chakra inspires and heals the next. Through the heart we find compassion, and in the Throat Chakra, we learn to speak and use that compassion.
Communication is important for a well-rounded existence. When you cannot communicate your needs, wants and desires you end up living out of your dharma (your purpose) and when you are not living within your purpose, life becomes and feels chaotic.
Aquamarine will support you in transitioning and learning to effectively speak your needs, wants and desires.
Aquamarine for Creativity
Creativity is a gift of human nature. You are creative by design, whether you feel that or not. If you’re feeling that you have no creativity then working with Aquamarine is perfect for you to balance your Throat Chakra.
A blocked Throat Chakra leaves one feeling closed down, uninspired and like they have no creative force inside them. Aquamarine will gently wash those fears and thoughts way inspiring you to find the creative force that naturally lives inside of you.
Tip: Use Aquamarine when you need to access your creative power and balance your Throat Chakra anytime you need a boost of inspiration.
Aquamarine for Authenticity
Finding your true self is one piece of the puzzle. Speaking as and showing up as that true self is another huge piece of the puzzle.
When the Throat Chakra is in balance you feel empowered to be your authentic self without apology. There is no fear of others judgement. You can just be who you are at every moment.
When the Throat Chakra is out of balance there is fear around expressing your truth. Fear of judgement from others and from yourself.
To live your authentic life is a gift, and the gift begins with healing and balancing the throat chakra.
Aquamarine removes fear by washing it away from the Throat Chakra and subtle body. With this fear washed away, you will feel empowered to be who you are. You will show up for what you believe in, stand up for yourself, express your wants and desires and feel no guilt in taking them.