Symbol: Sixteen petals, circle containing a down-facing triangle containing a circle
Stones: Blue calcite, selenite, blue argonite
Musical Note: G#
Scents: elemi, sandalwood, neroli, ylang ylang
Body Parts: thyroid gland, larynx, jaw, neck, mouth
Foods: watery fruits, liquids
Asanas: camel, bridge, plow, shoulder stand
Astrological sign: Gemini
The fifth chakra connects the heart and head, emotions and thoughts. It is associated with self expression.
It seems to be one of the most easily clogged or blocked chakras as we sensor ourselves rather than just blurting out every feeling and thought. It seeks truth and clarity in communication.
The planet Mercury, named for the messenger of the gods is good fit for the fifth chakra. This is the chakra that connects the head with the heart and lower chakras. It is the bridge between what is and what is imagined. The energy of Mercury is fluid and fast moving.
As the ruler of the astrological sign Gemini, Mercury is well positioned to perceive the what isness of a current situation while scouting for different perceptions of its reality.
An unbalanced fifth chakra is sometime expressed as a cold, sore throat, laryngitis, toothache or dental problems as well as sores in the mouth or on the tongue. It can also be expressed as a fear of speaking up, stuttering or other speech impediment as well as hearing problems.
A person with a well balanced fifth chakra speaks his/her own truth and can be trusted to speak truth to authority. This person has a high degree of compassion for others and practices forgiveneness.