The seven chakras within us is like a reflection of the entire solar system. In one sense, humans are a microcosmos of the macro cosmos. 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.
FIRST CHAKRA called the Mooladhara. The ruling planet is Mars (Red color), which is also the ruler of the sign Aries, governs this center known also like the root chakra. The mooladhara chakra represents innocence, purity, pure childlike joy, wisdom, sense of direction and a strong connection with earth and life. If this chakra is strong within us, it gives us wisdom. Among planets, Mars represents friendly and kind physical strength and action. The energy of Mars is intense, natural and sometimes instinctive. Our action carries physical dynamism and courage with positive Mars energy. We live each day with the enthusiasm of a child and with a fresh desire to discover life thanks to this energy.Mars rules a person’s sexual energy in astrology. Badly affected Mars takes a person to extremes. Similarly, the Mooladhara chakra governs the reproductive organs but its sensitivity is harmed due to extremes and things that are not innocent. We can feel the purity within us and have the desire to live accordingly as our first chakra becomes stronger.
SECOND CHAKRA Swadisthan, our abdomen area and is ruled by Mercury. Mercury governs the signs of Gemini and Virgo in astrology. The most important function of this chakra is to break up fat cells in the stomach and provide the energy that is needed to renew white and gray cells in the brain. It also strengthens our thinking capacity. This chakra supports our sense of aesthetics and creativity 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, and creativity in astrology.
THIRD CHAKRA Manipur chakra. This chakra yellow in color, represents satisfaction, balance, morality, generosity and the capacity to evolve. 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. Our financial wealth is governed by this planet. Our third chakra gives us well being in both material and spiritual life. A good Manipur chakra makes us feel satisfied with what we have and helps us be very generous when necessary. The third chakra is like a house with two doors. Wealth enters through one door and spreads from the other, thus continuing the cycle. The universal energy provides us with all that we need and we do not ask for more. 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.
FOURTH CHAKRA heart chakra which gives pure love, compassion, the quality of being a good parent, self-confidence and detachment. Most importantly, our spirit is located in our heart and the spirit is nothing but love. Its ruling planet is Venus, which represents love, beauty, art and rules the signs of Taurus and Libra.A well-functioning Venus creates harmony and beauty wherever it is. It makes people feel nice.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.
FIFTH CHAKRA the Vishuddhi. Located in our throat area, this chakra helps us feel that we are part and parcel of the whole. When this chakra is open it makes us feel that we are part and parcel of the whole. We experience the feeling of being one with the universe, with nature and with other humans when this chakra is open. The ruling planet for this energy center is Saturn. Saturn also governs the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Difficult aspects of Saturn in our birth chart make us feel lonely in life. Saturn is like a disciplined teacher. The location of Saturn in our birth chart gives us tests in that area of life and helps us improve our weak points. It reveals the parts of human character that need to be completed. At times it limits, creates obstacles and makes initiatives useless. 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.
SIXTH CHAKRA the Agnya. The ruling planet is the Sun. The Agnya chakra contains the ego and our conditionings. The Sun, on the other hand, forms our character and sense of being according to the energy of the sign it is located in. The keyword is “I”. The sign in which the Sun is located is our main sign and signifies the stage of evolution with which we were born on this earth as well as the lessons we need to learn in life. It forms our sense of identity. We all have different identities that make us unique. Our family, education, friends, world view, the teams we support, etc. However, they are all identities created by our ego.Our ego and conditionings cannot rule over us when our Agnya chakra opens. We perceive our spirit, which is a deeper identity within us. Within us we start establishing humility and the fact that we are pure spirit.
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.This 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.
THAKUR SINGH YADAV
Astrologer, healer, spiritual counsellor