The throat chakra, vishuddha, is associated with the element of ether. The ether element represents communication, authenticity and purification.
Key Words: Self-Expression, Truth, Communication, Loyalty, Faith, Sound
Symbol: 4 Petalled Lotus
Healing Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Blue Calcite, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Blue Quartz, Sapphire, Larimar, Angelite
The phrase vishuddha translates to visha – impurity or poison; and suddhi – purify.
Sixteen-Petalled Lotus: The sixteen petals of the throat chakra is associated with the sixteen vowels of sanskrit. The vowels are light and easy to pronounce, signifying the airy quality of communication. This is why a blocked throat chakra influences the ability to communicate.
The Inverted Triangle: The inverted triangle represents a channel to our consciousness and soul, a direct expression of our higher self.
The Circle: The throat chakra is symbolized by a circle resting within a triangle, which represents the full moon. This symbolizes a purified mind.