The article will explain the link between the chakras in the human body and the visible planets of the solar system. Numerous attempts to establish such regularities resulted in all kinds of media being flooded with graphs and charts. Their conclusions were, unfortunately, mostly incorrect, as it looks they might have been conceived by people whose knowledge of the subject was insufficient. For the purposes of understanding the reality and ourselves better, we need a correct and working system on which we could base our further explorations.
Starting from the Root Chakra – Muladhara, the colours change towards the top of the body following the rainbow pattern. Muladhara is red, Svadhistana is orange and so on. The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) can be represented on two levels, with the lower one described as ‘purple’ and the higher one as ‘invisible light’.
The colours assigned to the seven visible planets (the septener) are as follows:
The Sun – gold or rich yellow
The Moon – silver or light green
Mercury – yellow (sometimes blue is given as it’s the colour of Air)
Venus – pink (or orange in the rainbow chart)
Mars – red
Saturn – deep blue
Jupiter – purple
Those colours can be used, for example, on clothing etc to enhance the influence of the appropriate planets, when we want to balance their properties. The branch of science which explores the energical properties of the planets and the ways of working with them is called astromagic.
The colours of all chakras match the key colour of the planets ascribed to them.
All planets of the Solar System are divided into 3 groups, according to their energy properties.
I group – Yang [masculine]: Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto
II Group – Yin [feminine]: Moon, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, (Proserpine)
III Group – De [neutral]: Earth, Mercury, (Phaeton), Uran, (Chiron)
To understand these connections better, please look at the Planetary Chart below:Coming back to our chakras chart is becomes clear that Muladhara – the Root Chakra which is a centre of activity, physical energy and stamina, radiating in the red part of the spectrum, is related to the planet Mars.
Svadhistana, the chakra representing not only the pleasure of sex, but all kind of early pleasures, as well as joy, happiness and creativity, is linked with Venus, the planet which is ‘in charge’ of all things happy and creative.
Manipura or the Solar Plexus Chakra is the centre of self-esteem and self-appreciation, our ego and confidence. It’s function links it to the Sun, the planet which represents our Spirit and the light of our self-consciousness.
Anahata – the Heart Chakra is the centre of emotions with connect us with others. This is where all our emotional traumas as well as all ‘musts’ and ‘musn’ts’ are stored. Through this chakra we can send and receive love, hurt, anger, compassion and other feelings. It’s colour is green and the planet in charge here is the Moon – the planet of emotions and subconsciousness.
Vishudha – the Throat Chakra is a centre which we express ourselves through the power of our voice. It’s related to the ability of expressing one’s thoughts and the art of verbal communication. It’s properties are close to the energy of Mercury.
Ajna – The Third Eye – is where our thoughts achieve a new quality and become ‘crystallised’ to take our mental and analytical skills to a higher level. Focus and concentration are key characteristics of this chakra related to the planet Saturn, which colour is also dark blue.
Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra – is where our human consciousness can merge with the Universal Consciousness, spreading beyond the borders of our physical body. Here is where we acquire the understanding of ‘a bigger picture’ and can perceive ourselves as a part of the wider world. This chakra’s vibrations are related to Jupiter.
This is the chakras system, as we have it today. An observant reader will notice though, that there is a lack of regularity in the Yin and Yang sequence, which seems a little strange. The mirror principle ‘as above, so below’ is broken here. At the moment the sequence presents as follows:
Which gives us
This gave me a hint that the search should be continued… as the sequence above doesn’t at all look harmonious or stable.
Below are the results of my own research.
As the human body structure hasn’t changed for thousands of years (despite the widespread naive Darwin ideas, there was no further ‘evolution’ for the last 400,000 years.) For whatever reason, our current shape seems to be an ideal ‘vessel’ for our form of consciousness.
Following that thought I realised that the original structure should have included 8 chakras (and not 7), each of them associated with one of the visible planets, including the luminaries.
I then remembered of the rarely mentioned Bindu Chakra, which holds energies related to health and wellbeing, as well as emotions. Described as ‘an elixir of immortality’ or ‘a poison of death’, this chakra is related to the Moon both in its function as its graphic representation, which is a crescent turned upwards. The Bindu Chakra, also called the Moon Centre, is located at the back of the head, where the bones of the sides and the back of skull meet.
The original Solar System consisted of more planets than we can observe now. There was another planet called Phaeton, which orbit use to lie between Mars and Jupiter. It was destroyed in a cosmic cataclysm many centuries ago, leaving a belt of asteroids. Its function used to be a medium between social and personal, bringing a system of values of an individual into harmony with the structure of the society. Phaeton indicated a way through which an individual could develop himself as a part of the society, in other words, which layer of the collective consciousness would support his or her in their personal evolution. The planet represented the different level of communication, allowing people truly understand what the other person is trying to convey. Phaeton was helping an individual to find his niche in the society, a golden point where both others and himself could benefit from his skills the most. As this planet has been lost, the harmony no longer exists. Its colour was dark-green, close to emerald green.
If we include Phaeton in the chart, the system at last becomes logical.
Now the structure consists of two symmetrical parts – the top half is mirroring the bottom half, divided by two De planets in the middle.
Compare the two sequences:
The current one
The original one
As Phaeton doesn’t exist anymore, Anahata Chakra has been ‘taken over’ by the Moon, which seems to have created disharmony in the system, where certain features are missing, while the others are in abundance.
This could point at the meaning of the riddle in the ancient texts, which say that ‘this world has been distorted from its original form’ and this may also explain why we have difficulties trying to understand each other and struggle to build a harmonious society, as well as be a reason of other irregularities in the energy flow.
[The article is meant for intermediate level students, so the descriptions of the chakras and the planets are given in short. For full descriptions please refer to the articles for beginners.]