The heart chakra is associated with the color green and its Sanskrit name is Anahata. Its symbol is represented by a lotus of 12 petals. The fourth chakra deals with emotions and emotional development, and is an energetic “bridge” between the lower chakras and upper chakras. It is also a central “powerhouse”.
The fourth chakra is the area of “matters of the heart”, which include jealousy, envy, love, and abandonment, and hope. Of all the Archetypal energies, it’s usually the Wounded Child that leads us into the core of this chakra. Am I lovable? Am I capable of love? What do I need to do be loved? are all fourth chakra questions. When are truly healed, seeing ourselves as whole and not “wounded”, then we are in a position of self-love. In that state, we can then enter healthy relationships because we’re not using our wounds to “get” love for our inner child, nor are we using our wounds for emotional leverage.
Body Parts Lungs, heart, circulatory system, arms, hands, breasts
Malfunction Asthma, coronary disease, lung disease
Lesson Related to love, forgiveness, and compassion
Mental and Emotional Issues Love and hatred; resentment and bitterness; grief and anger; self-centeredness; loneliness and commitment; forgiveness and compassion; hope and trust
Orientation to Self Self-acceptance
Sacred Truth Love is Divine Power
Primary Fears Fear of loneliness, commitment, and "following your heart"; fear of not being able to protect oneself emotionally; fear of betrayal or emotional weakness. Weakness in this chakra can lead to jealousy, bitterness, anger, and inability to forgive others or self.
Primary Strengths Love, forgiveness, compassion, dedication, inspiration, hope, trust, and the ability to heal oneself and others.
Gemstones Emerald, tourmaline, jade
Content copyright © Janet Boyer. All rights reserved. This content was written by Janet Boyer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission.