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6 Third Eye Chakra

NameAjna Chakra: “Command Center”, Authority, Command, Unlimited Power. Brow Chakra, Third Eye, Eye of Wisdom, Inner Eye Chakra or Command Chakra.
LocationOne finger above the nose, center of forehead; approximately 2 fingers deep in head, opens forward. Pituitary gland.
Symbol/Yantra96-petaled lotus. White circle with two luminous petals that are actually 48 petals each.
Basic Principles
Knowledge of being—intuitive. Clear seeing and intuitive sight. Divine sight. Psychic and occult powers are endless. Seeing and becoming go together. Clairvoyance, intuitive knowledge. “Inner wisdom is always available to me.” Realization, austerity, penance, clairvoyance, intuition. Reveals Divine within and reflects divinity within others. See light around head, aura. Ida (lunar current), pingala (solar current) and sushumna meet here: Three Rivers; negative and positive equalized.
Very few people have completely opened their third eye. Even when incomplete, it can function very harmoniously. Active mind, advanced intellectual skills, scientific research, philosophical truths. Visualization, intuition. As it develops, thoughts become based on direct inner awareness of reality. Clairvoyance, sharpened sensitivity, insight into other dimensions reality (during sleep and meditation at first). Directly perceive energies at work beneath surface of things, see as part of natural order. See subtle planes of reality and the large variety of life forms there. Destroys dark past, hastens golden future, manifests present in supremely fulfilling way. Psychic and occult powers endless. We become one with the thing we are experiencing: seeing and becoming go together. Future can be brought into today. Problem: future very bright, enormity of it puzzles and frightens the seeker; power becomes enemy and destroys.
Functions of recognition, intuition, development of the inner senses, mental powers, projecting one’s will, manifestation.
Ruling PlanetSaturn (solar, male)
Astrological SignMercury, Sagittarius/Jupiter, Aquarius/Uranus, Pisces/Neptune.
UnderstandingHe becomes sat (true): embodies sat-chit-ananda (being-consciousness-bliss).
ElementMind (manas). All other elements present in purified form.
SoundsA (la). 440.0 cycles per second; sets off upward movement, represents power of inspiration. AUM (“m” 3x as long as “au” focuses attention on 3rd eye; “ee” (as in “easy”). Eastern and western classical music (Bach), the sounds of cosmic spheres, New Age music.
ColorTransparent indigo (inner calmness, clarity, depth: strengthens, helps senses, opens to subtle levels perception; is actually intuition and holistic cognition). Also yellow (rational, intellectual thought) and violet (extrasensory perception). Indigo: cleaning subconscious to channel intuition. Purple: balanced state of mind: sees divine perfection in all things.
DeityArdhanarishvara. Shakti: Hakini.
AnimalSwan
Plants, AromasMint (dissolves blockages, helps rid oneself of old confinement through patterns; clears and brighten mind, stimulates concentration). Jasmine (mind opened to images and visions carry messages of deeper truth; sharpen senses, combine energies of 3rd eye with heart).
GemstonesMoss Agate. Amethyst (higher): surrender mind to highest part self). Azurite (lower). Charoite. Fluorite (higher). Kyanite. Lapis Lazuli (lower: golden inclusions of pyrite, like stars in sky; feeling of security within cosmos to soul; leads mind inward, strengthens its energies, makes it receptive to higher principles, joy at miracles of life, universe). Iolite. Moonstone. Tourmalinated Quartz. Sapphire (transparent indigo-blue opens mind to cosmic knowledge, eternal truths; purify, transform; builds bridge finite/infinite, clarity to souls in search of truth on spiritual path). Sodalite (lower: dark blue: purifies mind, enables think more deeply; helps dissolve obsolete patterns of thought, give trust, energy to stick to opinions, apply knowledge to life). Sugilite (higher). Clear Quartz. Clear, white, purple stones.
Nature ExperienceNighttime sky.
Age 
Sensory FunctionAll senses including extrasensory perception.
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, HormonesCerebellum, ears, nose, sinuses, eyes, part of the nervous system, face. Pituitary gland (hypophysis). Vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone of the hypophysis).
Body Issues: Proper FunctioningClairvoyance. Intuitive knowledge available for help in making decisions. Reveals Divine within and reflects divinity within others. See light around head. Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna meet here: negative and positive equalized. Can destroy dark past, hasten golden future. Clear seeing and intuitive sight. Recognizing, conscious perception of being. Seat of higher mental powers, intellectual capacity to distinguish, memory and will. Physic plane: highest center of command of central nervous system. Seat of attunement of consciousness; can manifest and dematerialize matter, create new realities and dissolve old ones at physical level. With open heart center, can send out healing energies.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy 
Body Issues: Insufficient FunctioningIf blocked considerably, see only reality and accept only external visible world; dominated by material desires, physical needs, unreal emotions; spiritual reflection is a waste of time. Extreme: thinking muddled and confused, completely determined by unresolved emotional patterns.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioningTop-heaviness: over-emphasis of mental; life determined by reason, intellect, rational mind; lack holistic way of seeing things, ability to integrate all experience into single cosmic law of balance. Intellectual arrogance; reject spiritual insight as unscientific and unrealistic. May attempt to influence humans and events by force of mind, to demonstrate power, satisfy needs; indicates solar plexus out of balance and heart and crown chakra only developed to a slight degree. When base chakra is disturbed and others are not functioning harmoniously, have access to subtler levels but not grasp true meaning of images and information. Due to unresolved emotional patterns, get mixed up with imagination. Subjective images become so strong, one considers them the only truth, projects onto external world, loses touch with reality.
Body Issues: Physical ProblemsBlindness, headaches, nightmares, eye strain, blurred vision. Easily lose one’s head in demanding situations; forgetful, impaired vision.
Sleep ModeDeep and half-awake sleep, about 4 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body)Female: right. Male: left.
OccupationsSensitives, clairvoyants.
Yogic DisciplineJnana yoga (path of knowledge: ability distinguish real/unreal, eternal/transitory; focus exclusive on Absolute). Mandalas and Yantra Yoga (Pictorial symbols depicting geometrical forms representing divine in all aspects; aid to visualization).

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