Chakras are the energy centers in our body. The word “chakra” means “wheel”. We have seven main chakras and each chakra is located on a plexus (center of a network of nerves). These energy centers are responsible for keeping our spiritual, physical and mental aspects in balance. This subtle system is the same in every human. What is different is how we use it and with what quality.
Each chakra is ruled by a planet. Chakras display the nature and characteristics of their ruling planets. Birth charts, which are formulated according to our date and time of birth, show the aspects the planets were in when we were born and how they relate with each other. While our birth chart describes our spiritual, physical and mental aspects, it also helps us see how the planets shape us and affect our chakras and energy body. The first breath that we took on this earth has made its mark on every cell of our being and has become an unseperable part of us. Entire humanity shared that moment with us and life started flowing with the next moment. However, that moment of our birth spreads over our entire life and gives us the responsibility to use “that moment” to the benefit of all humans. Only we hold the chance to make that moment perfect. We can feel that our life is part of the universe as we get to know ourselves and balance our being.
The seven chakras within us is like a reflection of the entire solar system. In one sense, humans are a microcosmos of the macrocosmos. Therefore, universal energies symbolized with those of the solar system exist within us too. Now let us look at the connection between the planets and chakras.
Our first chakra that is located beneath the spinal cord is called the Mooladhara. saturn which is also the ruler, governs this center known also as the root chakra. The mooladhara chakra represents of direction and a strong connection with earth and life. If this chakra is strong within us, it gives us wisdom and decisiveness in our action, the ability to find the right direction in life and to make correct decisions.The health and wealth stability and Longlivity are
Governed by saturn. It reveals the parts of human character that need to be completed. At times it limits, creates obstacles and makes initiatives useless. Saturn does this so we learn the lesson it is trying to teach. Once we learn and discover our limits, Saturn gives us stability, sturdiness and detachment.
The fifth chakra also governs the ability to discriminate between right and wrong within us. At times when Saturn is testing us, we are able to use our discrimination power to understand what is right and wrong with the help of this chakra. This energy center also gives us a witness state. It helps us to enjoy life while playing our role and witnessing all the tragedies and difficulties like a drama. The earth, the entire universe and planets play a role in this game and put it on stage.
Saturn, when functioning badly, creates a pessimistic personality that cannot see the good things in life and feels sorry for itself.
Our second chakra, the Swadisthan, is located in our abdomen area.venus which is the ruler of this chakra
The family,husband and wife children relationship ,person’s sexual energy, This chakra supports our sense of aesthetics and creativity, . A balanced Swadisthan enables a person to make healthy decisions with clear attention.
Strong Venus in a birth chart gives a person significant beauty. This beauty spreads from the inner nature of a person and reflects on the behavior and attitude of a person. Kindness and sweetness enable us to create positive feelings within people and help us transform them. We feel more identified with our spirit as our heart opens. The energy of pure love that is awakened within our heart spontaneously spreads to our surrounding and sparks such feelings within the people around us as well.
The third chakra is located in our stomach area and is called the Nabhi. Mars is the ruler of this chakra.This chakra represents satisfaction,relationship with our brothers and sisters, Emotional stability,
Mars rules a in astrology. Badly affected Mars takes a person to extremest. We can feel the purity within us and have the desire to live accordingly as our first chakra becomes stronger.
Our fourth chakra is our heart chakra which gives pure love, compassion, the quality of being a good parent, self confidence and detachment.The planet sun is ruler of this chakra.Most importantly, our spirit is located in our heart and the spirit is nothing but love. If the chakra is strong it shows the relationship with our father is strong.
The fifth chakra is called the Vishuddhi. Located in our throat area,the planet jupiter is the ruler of this chakra.
The ruling planet is Jupiter - the same as the sign that governs Sagittarius. Jupiter has a noble, generous, helpful and virtuous nature. It gives prosperity and increases everything – both good and bad. It is the planet of good luck.
When it is functioning badly, Jupiter signifies an imbalanced and undecided personality. The person could indulge into fanatism and extremism in their thinking, up to the point of tyranny. He could incur debt and borrow without thinking. Such an energy would also make a person seek luxury.
Jupiter governs justice, honesty, religion and philosophy. It can make a person moral, virtuous and honest by birth. Our nabhi chakra also represents these qualities. We manifest greater sense of justice and higher human virtues as this chakra develops. We seek spiritual evolution and ways to become better humans.
. The sixth chakra, which is located in the forehead, is called the Agnya The ruling planet is the mercury
It also strengthens our thinking capacity. in all fields. The ability to understand easily, come up with practical solutions to our problems in life and intelligence all come from this chakra. Mercury represents intelligence, the mind . It rules fine arts and science.
The seventh chakra, our Sahasrara, is the fontanelle area on top of our head that was soft when we were small. The ruling planet is the Moon, which also governs the sign Cancer. The Sahasrara chakra is above all chakras and is made up of a combination of all the chakras on top of our head. The Moon governs emotions, instincts and our mind. The opening of the seventh chakra helps the chakras within us become integrated with each other and establishes a strong connection between us and the cosmic energy. This integration carries a person beyond consciousness. In astrology the moon defines the unconscious state of our character, in other words, it signifies an area beyond our consciousness. This unconscious state has always existed and it will always exist as it is the all pervading power that encompasses the entire universe.
The Sahasrara chakra is a door that opens from our individual consciousness to the consciousness of the all pervading power. A strong moon at the time of birth makes a person sensitive, instinctive, creative, sacrificing, able to understand others and spiritual. The Moon also represents productivity, femininity and developed feelings of motherhood within us.
When our chakras are weak we get bad results.Because of our life style,karmic imprints the malfuncationing
Of energy centres occurs also which leads to hormonal imbalances.