The Throat Chakra: Blue: “I Speak”
The Throat Chakra is the seat of expression, and it is located in the divet between the collarbones. Its color is a vivid blue.
The throat chakra’s energy is externalized glandularly as the Thyroid, which produces hormones to regulate the metabolism and organ function. The fifth chakra governs the thyroid and parathyroid, lungs and mouth, as well as the vocal system, the alimentary canal, and one’s metabolism. It also govern expression–verbal, written, creative–and also judgement: all forms of communication.
The Throat Chakra and its associated color Blue are about freedom of expression–including music and the plastic arts as well as speaking and writing–also honesty, kindness, gentleness, commitment, endurance, integrity, and loyalty. (It is no accident that the Virgin Mary is always represented wearing blue robes.)
When your fifth chakra is balanced, you are non-judgmental, but you do express yourself freely and openly. Public speaking is easy for you, and you may choose a profession in which speaking or writing to and for the public is essential. When your throat chakra is under-active, you may be introverted and shy, and hesitate to speak, or may hide many of your true thoughts or feelings.
Stifling your personal Truth will block this chakra!
A blocked fifth chakra can, over time, cause weight issues and lung diseases, so it is important to find a way to speak your whole truth. An overactive Throat Chakra is discernable in someone who speaks too much, is highly judgmental, and is a poor listener. This person likes to control people and keep them at a distance by not letting them speak.
Note that this chakra is located between the heart and the mind (third eye or brow chakra). It often becomes a battleground between these two energies: the heart wishing to express its desire, and the ego-mind saying “no!” and pushing it back down. This is what happens when you feel really choked up, or if your throat tightens right when you would like to express something. The phrase “having one’s heart in one’s throat” expresses this perfectly.
To energize an underactive Throat Chakra, surround yourself with vibrant blues, or with the following stones: Turquoise, Blue Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Kyanite, Blue Chalcedony, Aqua Aura Quartz, or Celestite.
For an overactive fifth chakra, Orange is called for.
In Sound Therapy, the Throat is energized by the note “G.”