Have you ever looked up to the sky and thought, what is really out there? This is a question that humanity has been trying to address since the dawn of time.
Over the ages, astronomers have kept records of the heavenly bodies that orbit our world to better comprehend our Solar System and the rest of the Universe.
Ancient explorers paid a great deal of attention to what is out there, and at the same time, they never neglected to explore the inner world and search for a connection between these two worlds.
Although astrology, which looks for signals and clues in the movements of cosmic objects, is not itself a science, there is a long tradition among many cultures (Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks) to look up to the stars, and create natal charts, predict the weather, and prepare for natural disasters.
In astrology, it is believed that every planet reflects a particular set of attributes and characteristics, and rules a specific aspect of our lives.
The same theory applies to 7 major chakras in our system - each chakra rules a different aspect of our personality and consciousness.
In this article, we are going to try to find a link between the attributes of the planets in the Solar System and our chakras.
Chakras and Planets
There are many charts with chakras and their corresponding planets available online (and in different publications), however not many of them explain the reasons behind their pairings.
All of us have the same 10 planets in our natal chart (birth-chart), but based on your zodiac sign, they will manifest themselves in a completely different manner.
All of these planets fly through various zodiac signs as they pass through the sky, and their energy plays out differently based on what sign they are in.
You are probably familiar with the names and positions of planets in our Solar System, but let's just quickly refresh our memory.
Starting from the Sun, there are 8 major planets in our Solar System:
The Sun and the Moon are both called planets in astrology, and they are referred to as the "luminaries." Of course, in the astronomical sense, we know that these are not planets (the Sun is a star). However, they are going to be included in the final 'chakra-planet' chart.
The planets in the Solar System can be classified into three groups, based on their energy properties:
- Active Masculine Group (Yang): Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto
- Passive Feminine Group (Yin): Moon, Venus, Saturn, Neptune
Neutral Group (De): Earth, Mercury, Uranus
The chakras in human body can be classified in a similar way, and divided into 2 groups:
Masculine chakras (the odd chakras):
- 1st chakra: root chakra
- 3rd chakra: solar plexus chakra
- 5th chakra: throat chakra
Feminine chakras (the even chakras):
- 2nd chakra: sacral chakra
- 4th chakra: heart chakra
- 6th chakra: third eye chakra
Every planet (and each of our chakras) also has a different color associated with it. However, it is important to remember that, when we are looking at the wonderful pictures of the planets in our Solar System, we might be actually looking at false colors, and many pictures are taken through special photographic filters.
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Root Chakra - Mars
Mars is the planet, which belongs to the active masculine group, and it is very often referred to as the 'red planet' (root chakra color is also red). Mars reflects humanity's survival instinct, which is a primary function of our root chakra. In astrology, Mars rules our sexual energies.
Sexuality is actually a domain of our sacral chakra, however, the root chakra is the place where our kundalini (life force) shakti stays dormant, waiting to be liberated. Mars has fearless, physical, and active energy, which matches with root chakra's need for courage and physical grounding.
Sacral Chakra - Venus
Venus is feminine planet, which represents love, relationships, joy and pleasure.
Venus determines how we think about love, how our relationships feel and how we react to our needs, and needs of other people. Sacral chakra is a perfect match to this planet.
Sensuality, sexuality, emotions and pleasure we derive from our relationships (and daily life) are some of the main sacral chakra functions. Cultivating a healthy sacral chakra requires you to awaken your inner Goddess of Love (Venus) and appreciate all pleasures, and the beauty this world.
Solar Plexus Chakra - Sun
The Sun belongs to the masculine group of astrological planets, and it represents our ego, identity, and personality. Sun is a perfect match to the strong and goal-oriented energy of our yellow, solar plexus chakra. The sun refers to our strength to face the demands and challenges of daily life.
The golden glow of the sun is a vital force of life that imbues us with power, vitality, and a determination to pursue our goals. With the help of the solar plexus chakra and fiery energy of the Sun, all our dreams and desires can be externally manifested.
Heart Chakra - Moon
The Moon is a feminine astrological planet that represents emotions, passion, and beauty. It represents and symbolizes the unconditional love of a mother to her child. Moon also symbolizes our unconscious mind and acts as a mediator between the inner world (superconscious mind or higher-self) and outer world (conscious mind or ego).
The heart chakra has a similar role in our chakra system, as it acts as a spiritual bridge between 3 lower chakras, and 3 upper chakras.
The heart chakra is the spiritual core that allows you to develop a caring relationship with yourself and others by promoting kindness, empathy, and true love.
Some of the other charts also associate Venus with the heart chakra. The main difference is that heart chakra's love energy is pure and unconditional, whereas Venus is a planet of pleasure.
Throat Chakra - Mercury
The throat chakra is closely linked to Mercury, which is a planet of communication and self-expression. Sometimes Mercury appears to be going backward in its orbit. This event is known in astrology as "Mercury Retrograde", and it is believed to negatively affect all communication, negotiation, and agreements between people.
Balanced throat chakra will allow you to express yourself with clarity, authenticity, and honesty. Throat chakra holds the unique key to unlock the gift of authentic voice and the ability to speak the truth.
Third Eye Chakra - Saturn
Saturn is a dark blue, feminine planet often referred to as the planet of karma. Saturn symbolizes the human being who has learned all his hard lessons from earthly life and is eager to join the mystery planets' world: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, which are invisible to the naked eye.
Third eye chakra is our main portal to step beyond duality, polarity. The energy of the 6th chakra invites us to transcend limitations and restrictions imposed by the planet Saturn.
Crown Chakra - Jupiter
In Greek mythology, Jupiter is a planet of expansion associated with Zeus, who was a king of the gods. Crown chakra is also known as the king of all chakras, representing the state of higher consciousness and enlightenment.
Jupiter's energy encourages us to find meaning and wisdom in our lives. Crown chakra connects. Both Jupiter and crown chakra are symbols of infinite knowledge. Crown chakra helps you to feel oneness and divine unity with all living beings.
Chakra Planets Chart
Finally, let's have a look at all of the chakra-planet pairings described above in a table format:
|Chakra Symbol||Chakra Name||Chakra Sanskrit Name||Chakra Planet|
|Solar Plexus Chakra||Manipura||Sun|
|Third Eye Chakra||Ajna||Saturn|
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