Sense: All senses including ESP.
Symbols: 96 petalled lotus
Associated Organs: Face, eyes, ears, nose, central nervous system
Associated Glands: Pituitary
Astrological signs and planets:
Mercury: rational thoughts, intellectual, Sagittarius/Jupiter: holistic thought, inner correlations. Aquarius/Uranus: Divinely inspired thought, higher knowledge. Pisces/Neptune: Imagination, intuition
Purpose and Function of 6th Chakra
This is the seat of our higher mental powers. On the physical plane it is the highest centre of command for the central-nervous system. Rational or intellectual thoughts may produce the colour yellow, while a clear dark blue colour indicates higher intuition. Most of the decisive thoughts in our lives are controlled by unresolved emotional patterns and programmed by our opinions and prejudices and by those of other people. Our mind therefore, is often not the master but the servant. By developing out consciousness and increasingly opening the third eye, we can learn to control our thought process more consciously and our imagination can then create the energy for the fulfilment of our wishes.
SIGNS OF HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING 6th CHAKRA
There are very few people with a completely opened 3rd eye however this chakra can function far more harmoniously than any other chakras. This will express itself with someone having an active mind and advanced intellectual skills. If you hare 3rd eye is functioning well then your likely to have a well-developed capacity for visualization and the ability to comprehend may things intuitively. People with clairvoyant abilities are said to have an open 3rd eye.
SIGNS OF A DISHARMONIOUS 6th CHAKRA
You would use too much reason and intellect. Your intellectual skills may appear quite developed and you may been a keen analytical person but you will be lacking a more holistic way of seeing things. You can easily become a victim of intellectual arrogance and only accept those things that the mind can comprehend.
SIGNS OF BLOCKED OR CLOSED 6th CHAKRA
If this chakra is blocked your only way of looking at the world and the only reality you will see and accept will be external and visible to you. You may find your life dominated by material desires. You may also find yourself very forgetful and your vision could be impaired.