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Chakra Colors: Esoteric Guide To Meaning and Purpose

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Chakras are the energy centers of our subtle body located along the spine. Each of them has its own color and is responsible for the vibration and effect on a certain energy node. The chakra colors indicate our current physical, emotional and spiritual state.

In this article, I will share with you some very important information about the chakra colors, their meaning, as well as how to use this knowledge practically for your meditation and everyday life!

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7 Main Chakra Colors

Red color: Root chakra (Muladhara)

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Red is a bright and warm color that symbolizes the first chakra – Muladhara.

It is important to remember that red color differs from other colors of chakras by sharpness and saturation. Therefore it is responsible for producing lower vibrations.

Be careful when choosing a shade of red! The bright red color represents sexual energy. The dark red is a more aggressive shade that is directly related to fear.

Red Color Characteristics:

  • heat;
  • courage;
  • self confidence;
  • rebirth;
  • struggle for life;
  • security;
  • stability;
  • sexuality;
  • earthiness;
  • impetuosity;
  • individuality.

Add red to your surroundings when you feel tired. The red chakra provides nourishment from the Earth and connects your spiritual body with the physical.

Red Food For Muladhara Chakra

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The value of red food lies in its ability to accelerate the flow of metabolic processes in our bodies. Also, this food is rich in flavonoids (these substances are responsible for good memory and sharp vision), lycopene (responsible for the normalization of blood), and vitamin C (improves immunity and helps fight viral infections).

If you want to balance your Muladhara chakra, you should add more red to your daily diet: tomatoes, red pepper, red cabbage, etc. These products not only promote the healing of Muladhara chakra but also optimize the body’s ability to resist free radicals. Thus, you create a natural barrier against the destruction of the DNA structure and prevent the development of cancer.

Chakara Colors Meditation #1: Red Color

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Meditation on the red color will help you transform inertia and negativity into strong, positive energy; strengthen your love for life and help you get overall satisfaction.

Find a secluded place. Sit on a chair, straighten your shoulders, breathe easy. Focus your attention on your feet. Mentally imagine that you are standing on a soft carpet of bright red color.

Move your thumbs. Try to feel the texture and softness of the carpet, the warmth, and energy of the red color.

Visualize how your feet are filled with red light, which then rises higher up the legs to the Muladhara chakra. Concentrate your thoughts on answering the question: “What is the relationship between this chakra and the color red?”.

Pay attention to your Root chakra. Imagine that a pure pulsating red light enters your aura and goes down to your feet.

Continue performing this exercise for at least 5 minutes. As a result, you will feel that your legs have become warm, you feel good, your body is filled with energy.

Orange color: Sacral chakra (Svadhisthana)

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Orange is a very powerful, sensual and sexual color, which symbolizes the second chakra – Svadhisthana.

Use the color orange sparingly, but sufficiently to feel the confidence and freedom.

Orange is softer than red and is associated with joyful emotions, happy life, and a positive mood.

This color is responsible for:

  • feelings;
  • emotions;
  • intimacy;
  • creativity;
  • polarity;
  • sensitivity;
  • confidence;
  • sociability;
  • freedom;
  • movement;
  • sexuality.

Different shades of orange color help to get out of depression, get rid of negative thoughts and lift the mood. Just add to your life things or clothes of this color to improve mood and well-being.

Orange Food For Svadhisthana Chakra

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If you want to balance your Svadhisthana chakra you should consider adding more orange products to your daily diet, such as carrots, pumpkin, orange bell pepper, peaches, mangoes, tangerines, oranges, etc. There are also orange spices that have a beneficial effect on this chakra, for example, cumin and turmeric.

You should be aware that all orange products not only help to straighten your Svadhisthana chakra, but also have a beneficial effect on the whole body. For example, orange fruits contain the necessary vitamin C. Orange spices and vegetables are able to saturate the body with the necessary antioxidants.

Adding orange food to your diet will help you stay active and energetic.

Chakra Colors Meditation #2: Orange Color

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Take a comfortable position with a flat back and relax. Imagine yourself sitting on the edge of a cliff by the sea watching the sunset.

Listen to the sounds of the sea surf, feel its rhythm. Adjust your breathing to this rhythm. Inhale the air when the waves arrive, and exhale when they recede back.

Look at the sun, it falls over the horizon, acquiring a bright orange hue. This color spreads across the darkening sky and is reflected by reflections in the water.

Visualize the breath as the orange rays get into your Svadhisthana chakra, rotate around its center in a clockwise direction, reviving and cleansing the chakra.

As you exhale, discard all the negative energy accumulated in your body. Think about where it came from and how you can eliminate it. Perhaps the negative is caused by memories from the past. Let the rays of orange light dissipate all negative energy.

Look at the horizon again. The sky descended in the dark of night, the space around you is plunged into peace and quiet.

Yellow Color: Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

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Yellow is a bright color, similar to sunlight. It is the color of the third chakra – Manipura. Yellow clarifies everything that happens in the world.

Use yellow color dosed, in small amounts, since too much yellow can excite anger.

Yellow color symbolizes the mind and intellectual abilities.

Yellow color characteristics:

  • stimulates to action;
  • calms the nervous system;
  • responsible for willpower and knowledge;
  • brings joy;
  • gives wit and enlightenment of the mind;
  • gives a good sense of humor, optimism, curiosity;
  • develops self-control, awareness, and self-respect.

Yellow Food For Manipura Chakra

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If you want to balance your Manipura chakra you should consider adding more yellow products to your daily diet, such as yellow zucchini, yellow bell pepper, corn, melon, bananas, lemons, pears, etc. You can also add yellow spices to your food, such as saffron, for example.

Yellow products are aimed not only at Manipura straightening but also to achieve a balance in the energy system of the whole body. All yellow foods contain essential antioxidants and vitamin C. And lemon juice, for example, effectively cleanses your liver of toxins. Moreover, yellow fruit and vegetables provide saturation of the body with vitamins B, D and E, and
maintaining the required levels of iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Chakra Colors Meditation #3: Yellow Color

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In advance, find a picture of a bright, large sunflower. Sit back, take a meditation pose. Look at the picture of the sunflower, learn the shape and color of its petals and stamens.

Now close your eyes and try to restore the image in front of the inner eye. Visualize that this sunflower is located in your Solar Plexus area. Its petals are the petals of the Manipura chakra.

Turn your attention to the black heart of the sunflower. Think of the warmth, the fire that comes from digestion and helps you maintain your body temperature.

The yellow chakra is our emotional center. To balance it, you need to learn how to manage your emotions. In addition, to advance on the path of spiritual development, you must overcome your fears.

Think about the fact that man is a small part of the existing reality. Our consciousness can realize only a small part of the overall picture of the world. But sharing our knowledge with others, we expand our own consciousness and help others to develop.

Finally, turn your eyes from the center to the yellow petals of the sunflower. At the moment of inhalation, direct the pure yellow light to the third chakra. Continue until it is soaked in bright yellow light.

Green Color: Heart Chakra (Anahata)

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The green color symbolizes renewal and healing. It is the color of the fourth chakra – Anahata.

Shades of green soothe and promote balance.

Green color is responsible for:

Green color characteristics:

  • contributes to the harmonization of all spheres of life;
  • creates harmony in the trinity of mind, body, and spirit;
  • has a calming effect;
  • eliminates stress;
  • grant the ability to show sincere feelings and be loved;
  • heals;
  • helps to find unconditional love.

Greens Foor For Anahata Chakra

Anahata Chakra Colors

Nutritionists say that foods of this color are considered especially valuable for our body as it is able to cleanse, revive, and give strength and the necessary energy to our bodies. It is also important that green food contributes to achieving a balance in cell activity, preventing chaos in vital metabolic processes.

If you want to straighten your Heart chakra, add more green food to your diets, such as cabbage, peas, green peppers, zucchini, asparagus, cucumbers, lettuce, kiwi, green apples, green pears, avocados, and olives.

Don’t forget to include greens such as leek, basil, spinach, mint, fresh coriander. Greens effectively help our bodies to remove toxins from the cells and cleanse the blood.

Chakra Colors Meditation #4: Green Color

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Take a meditation position and relax. Take five deep breaths.

Then direct your attention to your Heart chakra. Visualize your Anahata chakra in the form of a pale pink Lotus flower sitting on green leaves.

Watch as the pink rays from the Lotus petals surround you, creating the energy of pure love. Look around the flower, it is surrounded by green rays of light reflected from the leaves.

Now focus your attention on the area just below your Heart chakra. Right below it is another, smaller energy center that emits a pale green light. It symbolizes the tree of life, and its altar is decorated with precious stones. On the altar, you will see the fire of life.

Look at the tree of life. Its roots have spread over the earth, and the branches stretch to the light and sun. In the same way, we should combine earthly and spiritual life. In this case, we will find harmony with the world around us.

The branches of the tree symbolize the various challenges that must be overcome on the spiritual path. Then look at the fire of life burning on the altar.

Think about your own inner fire. What can you do to make it stronger, brighter and more resistant?

Visualize that the fire is becoming brighter and brighter until you will feel that your inner potential is completely opened.

Blue Color: Throat Chakra (Visuddha)

Vishuddha Chakra For Beginners

Blue is a cooling color of the fifth chakra – Vishuddha. It is considered a symbol of peace, tranquility, and inspiration.

Blue color promotes:

  • relaxation;
  • reduce physical and emotional stress;
  • manifestation of creativity;
  • spiritual growth.

However, be careful, because long-term contemplation of blue may cause depression.

Use this color when emotional distress occurs or when you need extra care and wisdom.

Blue color characteristics:

  • develops rational thinking;
  • stimulates the thyroid gland;
  • responsible for communication, wisdom, trust, speech, creative expression, spatial planning, organization, and caution.

Blue Food For Vishuddha

If you want to balance your Vishuddha chakra you should consider adding blue food to your diet. Blue is a color not easy to find in nature. However, there are some foods that you can use such as blueberries, blackberries, and mushrooms.

By adding blue products to your daily diet you contribute to your clarity of thinking. Also, all these foods can help to lose weight and slow down the aging process.

Chakra Colors Meditation #5: Blue Color

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This chakra colors meditation is recommended to be performed outdoors. If this is not possible, you should lie down on the floor and imagine the blue sky overhead.

So, lie down on the ground or on the floor. The selected location must be protected from direct sunlight. Look up at the endless blue sky. Do you think space is infinite or does it have an edge? Think about the fact that we are surrounded by many galaxies, but we know almost nothing about them.

Man and even the entire planet are negligible in the scale of the Universe, like drops in the ocean. However, the ocean wouldn’t exist without the drops. Moreover, each of the drops is unique in its own way.

So every person is special. Each of us has a unique mission or role in the universal cosmic plan.

Now pay attention to the sun, but do not look directly at it. Think about how important its role is in the life of our planet and each person in particular. It warms us and illuminates the Earth. Without the sun, we’d be in total darkness.

Look at the light coming from the sun and going into the endless distance. Imagine that you are moving along the beam, moving further and further into Space. Heavenly blue light envelops you with a protective cover of peace and tranquility.

Mentally look back, look at the planets and stars. Listen to the sounds coming from them. Their joint sound merges into a single beautiful melody. Feel how these sounds resonate with your body, with every muscle and every organ.

Find the sound resonating with your Throat chakra. Feel its vibrations all over the body, they spread around the neck, shoulders, as well as down the arms.

Now you feel a sense of inner peace and listen to the music of the planetary spheres, all this allows your body to restore its original integrity. Now it is easier for you to follow the path of spiritual development, nothing hinders you.

When you feel ready, find a ray of Golden sunlight and head back to Earth with it. When you return, feel your body. Think about what has changed in you?

Indigo Color: Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

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This is the deep cool color of the Ajna chakra.

Indigo color is responsible for:

  • intuition;
  • ingenuity;
  • mental ability;
  • self-realization;
  • perception;
  • understanding;
  • memory;
  • courage;
  • deliverance.

This color supports:

  • development of intuition and clairvoyance;
  • devotions;
  • comfort;
  • stress relief;
  • reducing pain.

Indigo Food For Ajna

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If you want to straighten and balance your Ajna you should consider adding products of a color close to Indigo. These foods may include blueberries, blue plums, dates, blue grapes.

Indigo products have a strong impact on the human mind.

Indigo products are rich in zinc and anthocyanin. Zinc is known to be essential for the production of testosterone and other hormones. It promotes cell renewal and strengthens the immune system. Anthocyanin controls the level of cholesterol that our brain needs. In addition, it substance promotes healthy sleep and emotional stability.

Chakra Colors Meditation #6: Indigo Color

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Sit in a meditation position. Visualize twilight. The sun is hiding behind the horizon. The night is enveloping the world with its dark blue (indigo) color.

Birds are getting ready to sleep on the branches of trees. Pets are also going to sleep. And only night animals and birds do not sleep, they are going to look for food. Flowers are closed at night, keeping the warmth of sunlight.

You are in silence. Think about your life, what joys and failures have you experienced?

Take it as a life experience that will help you in the future. Drop everything that is alien to you, that imposes an environment or stereotypes.

Man can be likened to a garden. In the garden, we sow seeds to see the shoots and grow plants. In the same way, the seeds of wisdom sown in the soil of the mind are sure to come up. The experience and knowledge gained in life are necessary for understanding ourselves and the laws of life.

If you meditate before going to sleep, let the dark blue cover of the night envelop you with a haze of sleep. You sink into the night, into a deep and refreshing sleep. And in the morning you will wake up full of energy and strength.

If you perform this meditation during the day, then visualize how the dark blue cover dissolves your fatigue, gives a sense of calm and equanimity, gives peace of mind, improves health, gives rise to a sense of well-being.

Purple Color: Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

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Purple represents the seventh chakra – Sahasrara. Our Crown chakra is the “door” to bliss and knowledge.

Purple has the shortest frequency wave and the highest energy level compared to other colors of the spectrum.

Use purple to balance and open your Sahasrara chakra and experience higher levels of consciousness.

Purple color is responsible for:

This color is a manifestation of spiritual consciousness, purity, modesty, faith, and humility.

Purple Food For Sahasrara Chakra

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If you want to balance or straighten your Sahasrara chakra you should consider adding purple food to your diet such as grapes, eggplants, purple onions, plums, beets.

Purple products are rich in such nutrients such as potassium, pectin, and resveratrol. Potassium is necessary to maintain the functioning of the heart, to overcome chronic fatigue. Pectin is designed to normalize the gastrointestinal tract and also has antioxidant properties. As for resveratrol, it has anti-allergic properties.

Chakra Colors Meditation #7: Purple Color

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For this meditation, you need an amethyst crystal.

Amethyst (from the Greek “amethystos” meaning “not drunken”) is widely known for its ability to prevent intoxication.

Amethyst of light purple shades used for spiritual and mystical insights. And crystals of dark purple shades are used in the Kundalini awakening practices.

Instructions:

Sit in meditation position in front of the amethyst crystal. Look at the shape of the crystal, the variety of its colors.

Each crystal is unique. Think about the qualities that amethyst symbolizes: humility, love, and inspiration.

Remember the moment you made the decision to follow your spiritual path. You may have been inspired by someone, or you read an inspirational spiritual book, or maybe you felt this desire within yourself and you wanted to discover who you really are.

On the path of spiritual development, you are waited by obstacles and barriers. To overcome them, you need strength and self-confidence. But in addition, you will need humility, without which it will not be possible to achieve a state of divine love. Think about what qualities you need to work out.

Now visualize your Sahasrara chakra. It emits a gentle purple light. You are enveloped in this light. It dissolves any pain and problem, filling you with divine love.

Try to feel what kind of emotions hinder you on the spiritual path and constrain you. Let the purple light balance these emotions and bring your consciousness into peace and harmony.

Conclusion

Knowing and understanding the chakra colors is a powerful tool we can use to balance all the spheres of our lives!

When you feel that you need to strengthen a certain chakra, meditate on its color, surround the space around you with shades of this color, eat produce of this color, and you will see that your life will begin to change for the better.

After all, most of us intuitively feel what chakra needs to be balanced by choosing certain colors in clothing, interior design, food, etc. Thus we make intuitive choices of colors in order to harmonize our energy, the state of mind and certain spheres of our life.

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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How To Connect With Vasudhara: the Goddess Of Abundance & Wealth

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Vasudhara is a goddess of wealth, prosperity, spiritual wealth, and wisdom. She is considered to be one of the 21 Taras, also known as “Golden/Yellow Tara“. This beautiful Goddess blesses anyone with spiritual and material abundance to anyone who recites her mantra. In this article, I will introduce you to Yellow Tara and share with you her sacred mantra that can help you significantly improve your spiritual and material wellbeing.

Who Is Vasudhara (Yellow Tara/Golden Tara)?

Vasudhara, whose name means “stream of gems” in Sanskrit, is the Buddhist bodhisattva of wealth, prosperity, and abundance. She is also known as Golden Tara or Yellow Tara.

The goddess originated in Indian Buddhism and was later transmitted to Tibet. In India, Vasudhara is compared to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and abundance. Both goddesses have identical iconography and often appear with their husbands. Lakshmi’s husband is Vishnu, and Vasudhara’s husband is Dzambhala.

Vasudhara’s heart is filled with compassion and loving-kindness toward all beings. She is the embodiment of the boundless generosity which is the first of the six transcendent perfections that are fundamentals for the Bodhisattva path. According to the Buddhist tradition, Vasudhara is able to materialize the wealth for the one who chants her mantra and performs the rituals that invoke the goddess.

The origin of Vasudhara in Buddhism appears in the Buddhist text “The Vasudhara Dharani”. According to a legend “The Inquiry of the Layman Sucandra,” described in the text, an impoverished layman named Sucandra came to the Buddha Shakyamuni and asked if he could give him a way to obtain large amounts of gold, grain, silver, and gems in order to feed his large family and engage in acts of charity with the surplus fortune. Shakyamuni said that the Vasudhara mantra would suit this purpose. He gave Sucandra the Vasudhara mantra and sacred ritual that when followed would result in good fortune and prosperity brought on by Vasudhara herself. Upon commencing the rituals and teaching them to others, Sucandra began to prosper. Noticing his success, the monk Ananda asked Shakyamuni how he had obtained this fortune so quickly. Shakyamuni instructed Ananda to also practice the Vasudhara mantra and the ritual and told him to “impart it to others ‘for the good of many’.

Vasundhara is a bodhisattva-liberator, who gives a person piously acquired wealth. This beautiful goddess also ensures that spiritual wisdom is accompanied by favorable circumstances: high standard of living, longevity, and happiness.

Yellow Tara Symbolism

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Yellow Tara is beautiful and attractive. She is youthful as a sixteen-year-old, and her golden body scintillates with radiant light.

Her skin color is golden-bronze. This color is associated with precious metals and symbolizes nobility and generosity.

The goddess has three beautiful smiling faces. Her right face is red, which represents control. The middle face is golden, which represents increase. And her left face is red, which represents compassion.

The goddess is adorned with the five divine silks and the eight jeweled ornaments.

Usually, Golden Tara is depicted seated on a lotus flower base in the lalitasana, or royal pose, with one foot tucked in towards her and the other hanging off the flower base but resting on a small treasure. She can, however, also be depicted in a standing position.

The number of her arms may differ from image to image. She can have as few as two arms and as many as six. The two-armed representations are more common in Tibetan and Indian art, while six-armed representations are almost exclusive to Nepalese art. Although the six-armed image originates in India, they are rare and only a few examples have been found.

Her first right-hand makes the gesture of generosity, while her other two right hands hold the ‘Three Jewels of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, – symbolizing the necessity of maintaining the commitments of refuge to the three jewels, and a golden rosary, symbolizing continuous practice and self-examination, vital to enlightenment path.

With her three left hands, she holds a small treasure-vase (a symbol of long life and initiation), an ear of grain (a symbol of abundant harvests and earthly benefits), and a sacred text (a symbol of wisdom).

Representations with more arms, such as the six-armed Nepali representation, also depict Golden Tara as a goddess that is holding a full vase and the Book of Wisdom. With her free hands, she performs mudras. The most common mudra in paintings and figurines featuring Vasudhara is the Varadamudra, also known as the charity mudra, which symbolizes the “pouring forth of divine blessings.”

When depicted with two arms and one face, Vasudhara has a golden body (which symbolizes the earth element) and Ratnasambhava in her crown. Sometimes she is depicted with two or three eyes. The three eyes depiction represents perfect awareness, understanding, compassion, wisdom, and insight into the past, present, and future. Her two hands holding a sheaf of corn represent the process of sowing the seeds of enlightenment. A single wish-fulfilling jewel or a bowl of wish-fulfilling jewels represent wealth and wish-fulfillment.

In Tibetan iconography, the goddess is depicted sitting beside her husband Dzambhala or in union with him. In these cases, she holds a stem with grains in her left hand and a rosary in the right.

In her Tantric depiction, the goddess is red in color, with ornaments of bones holding a stem of grains or precious gems in the right hand, and a skull cup with blood in her left hand. Her red form is also depicted in union with Dzambhala, who is in the same color.

Vasudhara Mantra

Vasudhara practice requires dedication and self-discipline. Therefore, before starting the practice make sure you’ll be able to invest your time and energy into it.

Preparation:

Before starting your practice, write down your intention on a piece of paper. Speak from your heart. Start with words: “I dedicate my Vasudhara mantra practice to … (describe what you intend to gain)”

Instructions:
  • On the first day, you should recite the mantra 800 times.
  • Then, every day afterward, recite the mantra 300 times. 100 times in the morning, 100 times in the late afternoon/evening, and the final 100 times before going to bed. Or, you can recite the mantra 300 times all at once at any time of the day.
  • It is advisable to get a Vasudhara statuette or Yellow Tara thangka so that you can recite the mantra in front of it.
  • While reciting the mantra, visualize Golden Tara and how her blessings are coming to you in a form of golden energy.
  • Always express your gratitude to the Goddess before and after practice.
Mantra text:

Om Śri Vasudhara Ratna Nidhana Kashetri Soha

Though it may seem like a lot of work, such dedication will definitely pay off. It is said that devotees of this practice will accumulate seven kinds of prosperity – wealth, quality, offspring, long life, happiness, praise, and wisdom. Vasudhara will bless you with enough resources to be able to engage in spiritual practices without worrying too much about your finances. It also believed that this practice leads to spiritual enlightenment.

Short Vasudhara Mantra

If you don’t have enough time or energy to dedicate to the full Vasudhara mantra practice, you can recite a short version of the Vasudhara mantra. The practice of this mantra increases good luck and well-being, as well as helps to overcome difficulties and achieve progress in many directions.

The text of the mantra:

Om Vasudhare Svaha

Recite this mantra 7, 21, or 108 times.

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Saturn Retrograde Is Here: This Is What ‘Lord of Karma’ Is Going To Teach Us

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On May 23, Saturn entered its retrograde phase, which will last until October 11, 2021. Saturn’s retrograde motion will encourage a return to our past experiences, rethinking, mistake analysis, and deceleration. Retrograde Saturn has an impact on global, large-scale processes. The period of Saturn retrograde will affect social life, business, government institutions, and the functioning of large companies. Saturn Retrograde often provokes a reorganization of structures, orders, rules, and a rethinking of goals and strategies.

In this article, I will share with you how Saturn retrograde will affect us, what karmic lessons this period can activate, and how we can soften the impact of this period on our lives.

Saturn Retrograde: What Does It Mean?

Like any other retrograde period, this is the time when Saturn is moving backward. Of course, the planet isn’t actually moving backward! It’s just that Earth’s position relative to Saturn makes the planet look like it’s moving backward. From an astrological point of view, this is an important event, since retrograde periods bring lessons and challenges in the spheres that the planet controls. In the case of Saturn, the lessons it brings are usually associated with our inner self, wisdom, responsibility, and discipline.

Saturn In Vedic Astrology

In Vedic astrology, Saturn is ‘Lord of Karma’ and time. As ‘Lord of Karma’, he is often the most feared of planets. However, it doesn’t punish you for your bad actions, but rather gives you the ‘harvest’ from the ‘seeds’ you planted yourself. If you planted the seeds of love, compassion, self-discipline, spiritual dedication, then you will reap only positive results of such actions. But if you planted the seeds of judgment, anger, cruelty, addiction to pleasure, and material possessions, then you will reap the negative consequences of such actions. Saturn always makes sure that we reap what we sow.

Shani (Saturn) is considered the greatest of teachers. His methods are not particularly gentle, but they teach discipline, restraint, concentration, and economy. Saturn teaches us to follow traditions and take responsibility for our actions. He is responsible for introversion, focus, truth, work, limitations, organization, democracy, fairness, and asceticism.

What To Expect From Saturn Retrograde 2021?

Saturn retrograde period started on May 23 and will last until October 11. During this period, Saturn will draw attention to such areas as work, career, and, in general, the scope of your activity. During this period, karmic situations are activated that require patience and the right focus. Instead of feeling frustrated that things are not going the way you want, look at challenging situations from a karmic lesson perspective. Remind yourself that you might be paying a karmic debt or learning a karmic lesson. Take any challenges with gratitude.

Saturn, as a planet responsible for living practical experience, helps us to accumulate the necessary knowledge and skills for the formation of our personality and teaches us to realize our life goals in the best possible way.

There may be tension in relations with elderly relatives or superiors, government officials during this retrograde period.

Three Things To Keep In Mind

Saturn 2021 Image

In order to spend the period of Saturn retrograde as harmoniously as possible, you need to remember the following:

#1: Saturn retrograde teaches us responsibility, perseverance, restraint, compliance with the rules, seriousness, and control

Therefore, during this time, it is favorable:

  • take on what you have been putting off for a long time and bring it to the end;
  • review your plans and adjust them;
  • to sum up the results;
  • develop self-discipline;
  • fast or eat only vegan food on Saturdays;
  • think through everything to the smallest detail before taking action.
#2: Be prepared for the fact that you will be thrown from one extreme to another

Therefore, try to analyze your behavior and things that trigger your emotions. Many people may experience anxiety, worries, fears, pessimism during Saturn retrograde. Pay attention to your emotions and learn to control them! Daily meditations and pranayama will help you to balance your mood and emotions.

#3: Pay attention to your health

Problems can be associated with exhaustion of the body. Therefore, it’s important to be mindful of your capabilities and do not overwork. Also, pay attention to your stress levels. If you feel tired, make sure you take time to recharge yourself in nature, meditate, and do breathing exercises.

How Will Saturn Retrograde Affect Our Health?

During this period, there may be an imbalance of Vata dosha (dry skin, allergic reactions, dry joints, respiratory problems). People may experience the following health problems provoked by Saturn:

  • Injuries to the knee joints
  • Increased acidity
  • Skin diseases
  • Dental problems
  • Respiratory system problems
  • Herpes
  • Problems with blood vessels

People who are prone to arthritis should take precautions, as, during the retrograde period, a chronic inflammatory process is possible. The same recommendations are relevant for chronic diseases of the liver and gallbladder.

Saturn in Shravan Nakshatra

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During this retrograde, Saturn is in Shravan Nakshatra which is a highly karmic position that usually causes pain, suffering, and turmoil in the world. Saturn’s retrograde effect in Shravan nakshatra intensifies and also takes more time to get over with.

If you look at the world events of the past, whenever Saturn was in Shravan nakshatra, there were problems at the national and global levels. There have been several wars, economic collapses, deaths of kings/rulers, deaths of large numbers of people, distress, and general instability. And now we will be feeling the influence of Shravan nakshatra until February 18th, 2022.

This nakshatra may force us to focus more on material aspects of life more than on our spiritual development. Material matters may become a priority for most people so that they may forget the true spiritual purpose in this life.

The lesson here is to remind yourself that material stability is important but we should always remember to influence everything we do with the spiritual beliefs and principles we follow in life. The goal here is to find a perfect balance between your material and spiritual life.

Recommendations For Saturn Retrograde 2021

#1: Refrain From Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol is not only bad for your health but also angers Shani Dev (Lord of Karma/Saturn). Therefore, it’s essential to refrain from drinking alcohol during the retrograde period, especially on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Also, avoid smoking and using any kinds of drugs or plants that affect your consciousness. All these habits add to your negative karma.

#2: Wear Black on Saturdays

On Saturdays, it is recommended to wear black or dark clothes.

#3: Chant Mantras

There are two mantras that are recommended to be chanted during the Saturn Retrograde period. You can choose one that you resonate with the most or chant both of them. Chant these mantras on Saturdays 108 times.

Mantra #1: “OM SHAM SHANICHARAYA NAMAHA”
Mantra “OM SHANTI OM”

Conclusion

Though this Saturn retrograde may seem like a challenging time for many, try to keep your focus on positive things. Observe the world events with a peaceful mind and trust the process. Remember that Saturn encourages humility, patience, the ability to wait, contemplation, a willingness to accept any outcome of the situation, asceticism, and modesty. Nurturing these qualities within yourself will help you to live the period of Saturn retrograde in harmony and reap the positive benefits from the seeds you sowed.

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Intuition Quotes: 50 Inspirational Sayings About Your Inner Voice

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Intuition is our ability to know and understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. We are all equipped with an intuition that is potent, trustworthy, and impeccably attuned to our true path. Trusting our intuition is the ultimate act of trusting ourselves. However, most of us forget about or ignore the inner knowing instinct. In this article, we have collected 70 inspirational intuition quotes that will remind you about the powerful gift you have and inspire you to live in true alignment with who you are!

Here they are – 70 inspirational intuition quotes!

70 Inspirational Intuition Quotes

#1
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“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~ Rumi

#2

“Our intuition is like a muscle, we must practice listening to it and trusting its wisdom. When you take the time to ask and keep listening for the answer, being at peace becomes easy.” ~ Lisa Prosen

#3

Never apologize for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right.” ~ Unknown

#4

“When the universe compels me toward the best path to take, it never leaves me with ‘Maybe,’ ‘Should I?’ or even ‘Perhaps.’ I always know for sure when it’s telling me to proceed—because everything inside me rises up to reverberate ‘Yes!’” ~ Oprah Winfrey

#5

“Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#6

“Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs.” ― David Lynch

#7

“When we decide to take back our own power, we discover that the true solver of problems is intuition, not reason.” ~ Deepak Chopra

#8

“Listen to your hunches, pay attention to your intuition, do not dismiss your random thoughts, inspirations or ideas… They could be giving you the best advice you ever had.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

#9

“Intellect is not going to be your home. It is a small instrument, to be used only for passing from instinct to intuition. So only the person who uses his intellect to go beyond it can be called intelligent. Intuition is existential. Instinct is natural. Intellect is just groping in the dark. The faster you move beyond intellect, the better; intellect can be a barrier to those who think nothing is beyond it. Intellect can be a beautiful passage for those who understand that there is certainly something beyond it.” ~ Osho

#10
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“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein

#11

“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.” ~ Steve Jobs

#12

“What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.” ~ Shakti Gawain

#13

“As intuition grows, the need to make problems and see complications starts to dwindle.” ~ Deepak Chopra

#14

“You know the truth, by the way it feels.” ~ Unknown

#15

“Listen to your inner voice for it is a deep and powerful source of wisdom, beauty and truth, ever flowing through you. Learn to trust it, trust your intuition, and in good time, answers to all you seek to know will come, and the path will open before you.” ~ Caroline Joy Adam

#16

“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” ~ Lao Tzu

#17

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know why or how.” – Albert Einstein

#18

“The more that you act on your intuition fearlessly, the more your intuition will serve you. Intuition is the ear of the soul.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

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#19
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“Intuition is real. Vibes are real. Energy doesn’t lie. Tune in.”

#20

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience.” ~ Brian L. Weiss

#21

“The intuitive mind is where our genius resides.” ~ A.Artemis

#22

“If you connect with a greater part of yourself, I call it higher self, but that’s an experience, and when you do this, knowledge comes in, including intuition, and it’s always about, ‘What’s my heart’s sole desire?’” ~ James Redfield

#23

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.” ~ Shakti Gawain

#24

“My intuition never fails me. It is I who fail when I do not listen to it.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

#25

“Drop the mind that thinks in prose; revive another kind of mind that thinks in poetry Put aside all your expertise in syllogism; let songs be your way of life. Move from intellect to intuition, from the head to the heart, because the heart is closer to the mysteries.” ~ Osho

#26

“Less rules, more intuition.” ~ Alan Cohen

#27

“Intuition is possible because the unknowable is there. Science denies the existence of the divine because it says, “There is only one division: the known and the unknown. If there is any God, we will discover him through laboratory methods. If he exists, science will discover him.” ~ Osho

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#28
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“To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.” – Paulo Coelho

#29

“A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.” ~ Unknown

#30

“It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.” ~ Jonas Salk

#31

“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” ~ Native American Proverb

#32

“If you rightly see the division, it is simple to understand: unless instinct is available, you will be dead. And unless intuition is available, your life has no meaning—you just drag on. It is a kind of vegetation.” ~ Osho

#33

“Before making a decision, ask inside for guidance. Be patient and await an answer. Act only when you feel calm and certain.” ~ Deepak Chopra

#34

“If you let it, the noise of the world will drown out the voice of God, which is your intuition.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

#35

“Scientific discovery always arises out of meditation, not out of mind. And whenever something comes from the mind, it is not science but only technology. Technology is a poor thing; it is not the insight but the implementation of the insight. … Insights come from the beyond. Mind is just the surface of your being; insights come from the center of your being. Meditation takes you to the center.” ~ Osho

#36

“It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are.” ~ Jim Shepard

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#37
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”At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” ~ Alan Alda

#38

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ~ Dean Koontz

#39

“Your intuition will tell you where you need to go; it will connect you with people you should meet; it will guide you toward work that is meaningful for you – work that brings you joy, work that feels right for you.” ~ Shakti Gawain

#40

“Trust your intuition and be guided by love.” ~ Charles Elsenstein

#41

“If your attention is on all the time without any kind of judgments – simply attention, not thought, just attention – you will naturally become intuitive.” ~ Sadhguru

#42

“Listen to your own Self. If you listen to that Self within, then you find the Truth.” – Kabir

#43

“Intellect is your mind. Instinct is your body. And just as instinct functions perfectly on behalf of the body, intuition functions perfectly as far as your consciousness is concerned. Intellect is just between these two—a passage to be passed, a bridge to be crossed. But there are many people, many millions of people, who never cross the bridge. They simply sit on the bridge thinking they have arrived home.” ~ Osho

#44

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

#45

“Do not let anyone, of any sex, tell you that your intuitions and insights, your wisdom and your understandings, are somehow second-rate or not to be trusted.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Thought-Provoking Intuition Quotes

#46
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“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs

#47

“Trust your intuition. You don’t need to explain or justify your feelings to anyone, just trust your own inner guidance, it knows best.”

#48

“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” ~ Jonas Salk

#49

“There are times in all of our lives when a reliance on gut or intuition just seems more appropriate – when a particular course of action just feels right. And interestingly, I’ve discovered it’s in facing life’s most important decisions that intuition seems the most indispensable to getting it right.” ~ Tim Cook

#50

“Intuition is the compass of the soul.” ~ Unknown

#51

“Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge.” ~ Deepak Chopra

#52

“Intuition is only a mirror. It does not create anything, it only reflects. It reflects that which is.” ~ Osho

#53

“For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is viewed as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored.” ~ Wayne Dyer

#54

“My intuition is always on my side. I trust it to be there at all times.” ~ Louise Hay

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#55
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”If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.” ~ Wayne Dyer

#56

“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

#57

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” ~ Albert Einstein

#58

“At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” ~ Alan Alda

#59

“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle

#60

“Think for yourself. Trust your own intuition. Another’s mind isn’t walking your journey, you are.” ~ Scottie Waves

#61

“Does a person living through intuition always succeed? No, but he is always happy — whether he succeeds or not. And a person not living intuitively is always unhappy whether he succeeds or not. Success is not the criterion because success depends on many things. Happiness is the criterion because happiness depends only on you. You may not succeed because others are competitors there. Even if you are working intuitively, others may be working more cunningly, more cleverly, more calculatingly, more violently, more immorally. So success depends on many other things; success is a social phenomenon.” ~ Osho

#62

“The truth about life and lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition, which never lies.” ~ Santosh Kalwar

#63

“The very word intuition has to be understood. You know the word tuition—tuition comes from outside, somebody teaches you, the tutor. Intuition means something that arises within your being; it is your potential, that’s why it is called intuition. Wisdom is never borrowed, and that which is borrowed is never wisdom. Unless you have your own wisdom, your own vision, your own clarity, your own eyes to see, you will not be able to understand the mystery of existence.” ~ Osho

#64

“I want you to make room for your intuition, your intention, and what your soul is really yearning for. When you live with your intuition, life actually becomes simpler because it’s clearer how you want to invest it and why. Let the voice of your intuition be the loudest voice you hear.” ~ Jay Shetty

#65
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“Intuition is the highest form of intelligence, transcending all individual abilities and skills.” ~ Sylvia Clare

#66

“The true spiritual secret is this: what you seek, you already are. True success is discovering your inner divinity~ it’s the ability to love and have compassion, trust your intuition, and awaken to your unlimited creative nature.” ~ Deepak Chopra

#67

“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

#68

“Intuition comes in several forms:
– a sudden flash of insight, visual or auditory
– a predictive dream
– a spinal shiver of recognition as something is occurring or told to you
– a sense of knowing something already
– a sense of deja vu
– a snapshot image of a future scene or event
– knowledge, perspective or understanding divined from tools which respond to the subconscious mind”
~ Sylvia Clare

#69

“We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen — feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart.” ~ CJ Heck

#70

“Life is really very simple. In each moment, we have the opportunity to choose between saying “yes” or “no”, to listen to our intuition, to listen to our true inner voice, the Existential voice within ourselves. When we say “yes”, we have contact with Existence and we receive nourishment, love, joy, support and inspiration. When we say “no”, we create a separation from life and begin to create dreams and expectations of how it should be. We begin to live in the memories of the past and in the fantasies of the future – as if any other time than here and now really could make us happy and satisfied.” ~ Swami Dhyan Giten

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