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The Third Eye Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra. Located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the center of intuition and foresight. The function of the third eye chakra is driven by the principle of openness and imagination.

Third eye chakra meaning

The fifth chakra is referred to as:

  • Third eye chakra
  • Brow chakra
  • Ajna chakra
  • Bhru Madhya
  • Dvidak Padma

The most common Sanskrit name for the Third eye chakra is “Ajna”, which means “command” and “perceiving”.

This chakra is related to the “supreme element”, which is the combination of all the elements in their pure form.

Yogic meaning of the 3rd eye chakra

In yogic metaphysics, the third eye or Ajna chakra, is the center where we transcend duality – the duality of a personal “I” separate from the rest of the world, of a personality that exists independently from everything else.

As Harish Johari says, “a yogi who has passed through the Vishuddha Chakra at the throat to the Ajna Chakra transcends the five elements and becomes freed (mukta) from the bondage of time-bound consciousness. This is where the I-consciousness is absorbed into super-consciousness.” (Harish Johari: Chakras: Energy Centres of Transformation).

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Third eye chakra color

The third eye chakra is most commonly represented with the color purple or bluish purple. The auric color of third eye chakra energy can also be seen as translucent purple or bluish white.

Rather than by its color, it is characterized by the quality of its luminescence or soft radiance that reminds us of the moon light.

Third eye chakra symbol

The image of the Third Eye chakra symbol contains two elements frequently associated with wisdom: the upside down triangle and the lotus flower.

Third eye chakra location

The most commonly accepted location for the sixth chakra is between the eyebrows, slightly above at the bridge of your nose. Contrary to a common misconception, it is not located in the middle of the forehead, but between the eyes where the eyebrows would meet. It can also be described as being located behind the eyes in the middle of the head. Note that secondary chakras run along the midline of the forehead, but the third eye chakra is typically located lower.

The Third eye chakra is associated to the pineal gland in charge of regulating biorhythms, including sleep and wake time. It’s a gland located in the brain that is a center of attention because of its relationship with the perception and effect of light and altered or “mystical” states of consciousness. It’s positioned close to the optical nerves, and as such, sensitive to visual stimulations and changes in lighting.

Third Eye Chakra

Behavioral characteristics of the Third eye chakra

The third eye chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral characteristics:

  • Vision
  • Intuition
  • Perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy
  • Psychic abilities related to clairvoyance and clairaudience especially
  • Access to mystical states, illumination
  • Connection to wisdom, insight
  • Motivates inspiration and creativity

The third eye chakra is an instrument to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality. It goes beyond the more physical senses into the realm of subtle energies. Awakening your third eye allows you to open up to an intuitive sensibility and inner perception.

Because it connects us with a different way of seeing and perceiving, the third eye chakra’s images are often hard to describe verbally. It puts us in touch with the ineffable and the intangible more closely. Third eye visions are also often more subtle than regular visions: They may appear a bit “blurry”, ghost-like, cloudy, or dream-like. Sometimes however, the inner visions might be clear like a movie playing in front of your eyes.

Sustaining awareness of third eye chakra energy might require focus and the ability to relax into a different way of seeing. When we focus our mind and consciousness, we can see beyond the distractions and illusions that stand before us and have more insight to live and create more deeply aligned with our highest good.

The third eye chakra is associated with the archetypal dimensions, as well as the realm of spirits.

Third eye chakra imbalance

When the Third eye chakra has an imbalance, it can manifest as:

  • Feeling stuck in the daily grind without being able to look beyond your problems and set a guiding vision for yourself
  • Overactive third chakra without support from the rest of the chakra system may manifest as fantasies that appear more real than reality, indulgence in psychic fantasies and illusions
  • Not being able to establish a vision for oneself and realize it
  • Rejection of everything spiritual or beyond the usual
  • Not being able to see the greater picture
  • Lack of clarity


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40 Responses to The Third Eye Chakra

  • Dennis

    I did a meditation and i found myself in the middle of body. There was my spine, me, then my chakras.  the chakras were not a part of me.

  • Deborah Robinson

    Every so often I wake up with a bruise between my eybrows. Like a bindi spot. Dark purple bruise. Can anyone tell if this is something do with my third eye.

    • Deborah Robinson

      Please can anyone advice me. Would much appreciate any feedback. So every so often I wake up with a dark purple spot which looks like a bruise between my eyebrows. I have one at the moment. I have looked on line or see if I can find anything. Does anyone know wow this might be. I have posted already in regards to this question.

  • JRF

    The “third eye” is a mystical gateway into the demonic realm.  No one should be attempting to “open the third eye” for anything.  God strictly forbids it (Leviticus 20:27; Deuteronomy 18:9-14).  It will only bring suffering in one form or another.  Repent of your sins and put your faith in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and eternal life (Luke 24:46-47; Acts 2:38; 5:31; 10:34-43; 26:12-18; Ephesians 1:3-7; Colossians 1:13-14).  Only through the power of the Holy Spirit can one resist the devil (James 4:7).

    • Jeannine Duncan

      Amen JRF. I am actually here to get a familiarity of these practices for a Christian friend of mine who dose not take these things seriously. I am doing every thing prayerfully to warn her of these dangers!!I opened myself up to demonic oppression when I was a child, practicing/playing the Ouija board. I stared to levitate and have horrible nightmares, get very sick. The older I got I would see things before they would happen and also dream. These things are VERY real. By the grace of GOD I was delivered from this and became a Believer in Jesus Christ. He as given me the gift of dreams, intercession and spiritual warfare to use for the Kingdom of GOD. Amen. Please be aware everyone who reads this and is searching. You have not read this by accident! Jesus loves you and is calling YOU, will you answer His call?? Go to Youtube and watch “The DARK Truth About Yoga REVEALED” by Hacking the Headlines. An amazing woman of the Lord (former Hindu) Purvi gives her testimony of what happened to her!

    • Ankhara

      This is misinformation of the highest degree. The so called bible and every word in it is a disgrace to human kind. Robbing people of true spirituality and knowledge while making you slaves to a made up character (jesus).

      The opening of the third eye is a truly beautiful experience. One of many that heals your soul and allows you to ascend fully as a spiritual being.

      Don’t be fooled by these christian do good-ers. They do more harm than good. Although thankfully they are so spiritually weak they can’t do *that* much harm.

      • Katie

        Ankhara – straight to the point. The Bible can be used in so many ways, that it will always be a weapon in the hand of the one who wants to use it. It just leaves so much room for interpretation. But yes, this „sin repenting, delivering to god” nonsense is just the opposite of what the world needs.Why do you think during christening they pour water directly on your third eye area? Think about it…

      • Morten

        Do not hold grudges against them. They are fools for simple party tricks who thinks that their entire mythology grew out in a bubble.

        They have been indoctrinated by false preachers who loves to bask in the glory of the messenger, while ignoring the message completely. After they have killed off the messenger off course. They need a man god sacrifice to dump all their garbage on without doing the hard work themselves, and impose their “morals” on everyone else. That’s what we call religion.
        As much as the bible in itself is pretty much a distorted fairy tale, the similarities between the Christ figure and Krishna is not a coincidence. The gospels do hold some self evident truths to them. Without holding any monopoly on them, or historical evidence for any Christ figure, one must look at the coded language to see how all religions are related.
        The Gnostics knew this. That’s why Iraneus was so eager to destroy them in the late 2nd century. Why?
        Because the conscious spirit not driven by ego or attachment, knows that one does not need an external force like the Church. Which is a scam in itself.
        Just as fundamentalist are energy vampires and tribal narcissists, they hate and fear anything, any concept or idea mandated by the arbiters of their “eternal truths” – the preachers.
        Without a fearful and obedient flock, they would have no energy to feed from. And only themselves as their own enemies.
        If baby Jebus came back today, he would certainly refuse to come out, would he not?
        Have you not seen and heard his self righteous, greedy flock?
        Would he not rather stay in, toke up
        And not give a fuck?

    • Morten

      That’s amazing, isn’t it?
      Your god allegedly created the entire universe, and gave us both free will and consciousness.
      Yet somehow, this sky god also created Hell, and demons and Satan to punish all who do not adhere to the 613 rules in the Torah, and that bible one feels the urge to dump on others without realizing a single thing about what is being said.
      He gave us free will, and started to act like a dictator where all focus must be to ride on the back of said Messiah you demand everyone else ask forgiveness for as you spread fear and hate among your own tribe and into the Universe. Not reaching much further but your own negative energies in return. Because what you send out, will always come back to bite you at a the least convenient time for you.

      Besides, none of the verses you quoted from was from any mouth of any blond messiah for you to create duality to make yourself feel better, or superior, yet fearful of something you know very little about.
      Jesus is not your crutch who will feed your ego and punish anyone who do not share your narcissistic self aggrandizement of of being “sin-free”, with the mandate to pass judgement on others. Because you will only judging yourself. As you think you are better than others whose gives you free pass to treat others worse than how you would like to be treated yourself.
      Does any of this sound familiar?


      If your messiah did ever come back, he’d refuse to come out. You’d be the first one to crucify him and start worshiping the guy who “freed you to say merry Christmas” again instead.
      Because I doubt that you would appreciate his message.
      It would be like casting pearls for swine, or give vintage wine to an old wino who just finished off a bottle of 150% proof beforehand.
      He’d be at home, smoking dope, and laugh his arse off over the fact that faith healers can practically raise the dead, but can’t cure their own balled spot.

  • Isaiah Carson

    U were the bridge between two opposites(ur mom and dad), but also the beidge between seeing and not seeing( opening of the 3rd eye being closed- for ur dad could not see ur mom… That symbolized ur 3rd eye being closed and u acting as the bridge between 2 opposites to open ur 3rd eye). When u become the bridge between the two opposites that r connected to ur 3rd eye chakra… U will see with the third eye! In other words find the balance between seeing and not seeing- that’s the bridge. It lies between death and life making them come together under ur control. Making them one. It is simply entering the death of Nirvana/no mind to find the life of Amen-Ra- no mind consciousness. For consciousness is life. U must “die” esoterically speaking, through entering 0- consciousness and hear from ur intuitional spirit of life. No mind creates the bridge for u to cross-over into the spirit where there is the hidden life after death through Nirvana.

  • dom

    I always see triangels, eyes and lotus flwoers during meditation. Does anyone know what exactly this means???

    • Isaiah Carson

      Triangles r for focus and stability- groundedness/foundation. Eyes r supernatural/clairvoyant vision and the lotus flower is purity… All symbols of the chakra network. In otherwords through purity of clearing the mind and warding-off murky materialism of thought founding urself to keep hold of the path so tough to keep pure concentration on staying ur ground til u become more adept at focusing on Nirvana/pure consciousness of no mind u can hear from ur intuition and become clairvoyant. Sorry but this takes great discipline and peace through frustrations to stay the path,hence the triangle!!! And it leads to the all seeing eye hence the eyes u see in meditation and the eye of the sun is pure energy for it is life-giving!

      • Kat Blackstone

        When I had my first clairvoyant vision, I saw many triangles and geometric shapes, as well.



  • Jayden

    Everyone should open there third eye and meditate and become in control of your pineal gland and have happier chakras this will open you up to life, this awakening is taking place and everyone should awake to the real world and face reality

  • jim

    Its really there – Can’t describe how to initially ” see it ” or better yet, become aware of it, but when it does, and eventually it will, if you truly desire to see it, you realize its been there and is there all the time. Takes meditation – but once you have seen it for the first time-
    at least in my experience, it can be brought to focus easily in future metaphysical attempts and/or endeavors.

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