(image source: Wikipedia – sizes are to scale but not distances)
In a recent Chakra Psychology group we explored the relationship between the Chakras and the Planets. As we know there are many associations for each of the seven major Chakras and the planets in our solar system are one. Without needing to be an astrologer (astrology being a deep and complex study), we can use these associations to help us understand and support our Chakra system. Here’s one way how …
Firstly we look at the associated planet for each chakra. We then look at the characteristics of each of those planets. We then relate these characteristics back to how we are experiencing each of our chakras. Through meditating & focusing on each chakra in turn we can hold the quality of the planet associated with it. Eg. if we feel our self-esteem is a bit wobbly at the moment at our solar plexus chakra we can imagine the energy of Mars or the Sun and ‘feed’ that chakra with it. Having an image of the planet helps with this intention.
Which Chakra, which Planet?
There are some variations between writers but largely they are consistent:
Root: Saturn; Earth
Sacral: Pluto or Moon
Solar Plexus: Mars or Sun
Brow: Neptune or Jupiter
Crown: Uranus or Sun
Characteristics of each of the planets in one word:
Note: it is also useful to look up the qualities of each planet in more depth if you want to add to the kind of energies you'd like to feed your chakras with (see resources below).
Sun: self esteem
Chakra Power by Cassandra Eaton, Quantum books, 2001
There’s an interesting youtube video mediation of the chakras being planetary – exiting out into the aura (9 mins.)