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Light Blue - Throat chakra: Vishuddha
Vishuddha: the throat chakra is the color of ice blue cough drops. It is the Communication Chakra located just below the Adam’s apple in the throat, and right around the thyroid gland which regulates our growth hormones. Associated with clarity and growth, this chakra governs our ability to express ourselves. We can strengthen this area by using sound. Our inner voice and our “abstract intuition” (instant problem solving without formal logic) are derived from this area. If this chakra is over stimulated, we may suffer sore throats, feel we have ‘something stuck in our craw’ or have a tendency to ‘run at the mouth’. If it is under stimulated we may not be able to express ourselves with ease, and we may have a tendency to speak too softly, or strain our voice when trying to get a point across. To regulate this area we can use the sound RAM or RANG in meditation. In Tibetan "Rang" means "self" and the goal is “rang tong” or to become "empty of self" to further enhance the experience of connection with all.
Benefits of a Balanced 5th Chakra
* Expression of the truth, one’s words hold weight with others
* A creative outlet via communication, spoken, written or otherwise
* Confidence in the ability to express oneself
* Access to the Etheric communication
“In our society it seems as though one is always struggling to get their voice heard. When one has balance in the 5th center, an interesting coincidence is that one may find that their need to communicate with frequency reduces, but the power of their word increases.” (Quoted from:Kundalini Yoga Blog)
Historically the color blue is associated with truth and fidelity as in the English idiom ‘he’s true blue’, or the folk rhyme ‘Married in Blue, your love will always be true’, which is where we get our something borrowed, something blue tradition. Hence, various shades of the color blue are used in advertising, business and the military to instill confidence in their message and ability to get the job done.
The tarot cards that are associated with the throat chakra will have to do with truth and communication, authority figures, archetypes, and actions always figure prominently.
THROAT CHAKRA ASSOCIATED TAROT CARDS WITH KEYWORDS
THE HIEROPHANT WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE
JUSTICE FEARLESS, EQUALITY
BALANCE INTERCHANGE, HARMONY
PAGE OF SWORDS MESSAGE
TWO OF SWORDS TRUCE, TREATY
EIGHT OF WANDS EMIT, EMANATE
TWO OF WANDS STEADY
SIX OF CUPS FREEDOM
THREE OF CUPS UNION
KNIGHT OF DISKS DISCOVER
FIVE OF DISKS FLEETING