November 20, 2015 2 min read

third eye chakra

The 6th chakra, Third Eye, is the powerful center of intuition that leads you to an inner knowledge that will guide you if you let it. An open Third Eye can enable clairvoyance, telepathy, lucid dreaming, expanded imagination, and visualization. Imbalance can manifest as feeling stuck in the daily grind without being able to set a vision for yourself, lack of clarity, indulgence in psychic fantasies, or rejection of the spiritual.

The Third Eye chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral characteristics:

  • Vision
  • Intuition
  • Perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy
  • Psychic abilities related to clairvoyance and clairaudience especially
  • Access to mystical states, illumination
  • Connection to wisdom, insight
  • Motivates inspiration and creativity

third eye chakra jewelry

The Third Eye chakra is an instrument to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality. It goes beyond the more physical senses into the realm of subtle energies. Activating the vision of this chakra is like seeing with your eyes closed, opening up to an intuitive sensibility and inner perception. It connects us with a different way of seeing and perceiving - the Third Eye chakra’s images are often hard to describe verbally. It puts us in touch with the ineffable and the intangible more closely.

When the Third Eye chakra has an imbalance, it can manifest as:

  • Feeling stuck in the daily grind without being able to look beyond your problems and set a guiding vision for yourself
  • Overactive third chakra without support from the rest of the chakra system may manifest as fantasies that appear more real than reality, indulgence in psychic fantasies and illusions
  • Not being able to establish a vision for oneself and realize it
  • Rejection of everything spiritual or beyond the usual
  • Not being able to see the greater picture
  • Lack of clarity

third eye chakra stones

forehead, between eyebrows






amethyst, lapis lazuli, azurite, clear quartz crystals, labradorite, larimar, chrysocolla, sugilite, iolite


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This post is the sixth in our Chakra Series, featuring info & the right jewels for strengthening and balancing each chakra. Sign up for our emails to receive Chakra Emails straight to your inbox, or check back here every Friday until we've gone through all the 7 chakras!