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The Crown Chakra

Its Colors, Symbols, Meanings, Glands, & More!

The 7th Chakra – Crown Chakra – Sahasrara – ॐ

The 7th Chakra – Crown Chakra – Sahasrara – ॐ

The Crown Chakra, or Sahasrara, translates to “thousand petaled.” This is considered the seventh chakra, located at the top of the head. Its color correspondence is purple. The Crown Chakra resonates with wisdom, connection to the spiritual realm, and attunement with the Universe. This chakra is pure consciousness energy. Focus on this chakra if you are feeling spiritually disconnected or making foolish decisions. If you tend to be “in the clouds” all the time, your Crown Chakra may be overactive, and you may need grounding in your lower chakras. This chakra influences the pineal gland, brain stem, spinal cord, and biological cycles – including sleep.

  • Color: Violet and White
  • Location: Centered at the top of the head
  • Mantra: "I am a vessel for love and light."
  • Element: Time & Space, Divine Consciousness
  • Gland: Pituitary
  • Sound: None
  • Musical Note: B
  • Gemstones: Any purple or clear colored stones (e.g. Amethyst, Selenite, Howlite, Rutilated QuartzQuartz, and Diamond)
  • Essential Oils: Gotu kola, Lavender, Pink lotus, Palo santo, Spikenard, Frangipani
  • Herbs: Gotu kola, Lavender, Pink lotus, St. John’s wort
  • Physical Body: Central Nervous System, Brain, Head, Skin
  • Emotional Body: Feeling of life purpose, Sense of self, Connection to a higher power, Source of dream activity
  • Spiritual Body: The center from which we connect to Star energy and divine Source

Crystals & Gemstones for your Crown Chakra

Crystals & Gemstones for the Crown Chakra

You can use crystals to help move spiritual energy through your chakras. To clear your Crown Chakra, look for clear colored stones, like these:

Amethyst Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Amethyst is one of the most spiritual healing stones. With its high vibration, it resonates beautifully with the Crown Chakra, which is our connection to the Universe. It also creates a link between the Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. By connecting these two Chakras, Universal Energy can flow freely through the Third Eye to the other Chakras.

Selenite Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Selenite has a beautiful energy that opens the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras. Referred to as the ‘doorway to the Angels,’ this ancient stone has the finest of vibrations. When the Crown Chakra is imbalanced, you may feel stressed or disconnected from your true self. Without a sense of purpose or direction, it’s common to suffer from feelings of depression.

Howlite Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Howlite is a wonderful crystal for the Crown Chakra. It teaches self-control and patience, both of which resonate with this important Energy Centre. Through cleansing the aura and re-aligning the Chakras, howlite calms your mind. It also provides emotional support. This is useful If you’re struggling with bad moods or relationship problems.

Rutilated Quartz Crystal & Gemstone Properties
Rutilated Quartz

The metallic inclusions amplify the energy of the Quartz. Grounds light energy, into the physical body, which activates the higher mind and expands awareness. Rutilated Quartz helps us to feel a lightness as it works to heal the soul and cleanse the chakras. It also works to boost our level of motivation and to support the thyroid.

Chakra Assessment

Crown Chakra Assessment

While the lower chakras focus on your relationships to others and yourself, the Crown Chakra focuses on where you fit in on the cosmic level. It takes a spiritually evolved soul to take an interest in Crown Chakra healing! So just by being here, you’re doing important healing work. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if your Crown Chakra is open or not: 

  • Do I have a strong sense that everything is connected?
  • Do I feel connected to nature?
  • Is my mind a happy place?
  • Am I able to see how my actions affect the big picture?
  • Do I have a spiritual practice?
  • Am I able to empathize with others?
  • Do I honor all forms of life?
  • Am I happy to be alive?

Signs of a Blocked or Unbalanced Crown Chakra

Signs of an Unbalanced Crown Chakra

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have an imbalance in the Crown Chakra:

  • Isolated
  • Depressed
  • Self-sabotaging tendencies
  • Purposeless
  • Disconnected
  • Spiritually unaware
  • Overly analytical
  • Apathetic
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Poor sleep
  • Nerve pain
  • Mental illness

Signs of a Balanced Crown Chakra

Signs of a Balanced Crown Chakra

When your Crown Chakra is in balance, you will feel:

  • Interested in spiritual growth
  • Connected to other people, animals, and nature
  • Easily able to find joy in daily activities
  • Aware of your life purpose
  • Unconcerned about what others think of you
  • Attuned to your divine guidance
  • Uninterested in drama
  • Ability to quiet the mind
  • Comfortable spending time alone
  • Moments of bliss

How Do You Open/Clear/Unblock Your Chakras?

How to Heal, Unblock, & Open Your Crown Chakra

As you can tell, the symptoms of a Crown Chakra imbalance can range widely. But in general, if you can’t get your mind to quiet down, you could use some Crown Chakra healing. There are many things you can do to bring yourself relief today. Notice which options below resonate with you, and add them to your self-care routine.


The best way to balance the Crown Chakra is to quiet the mind, which is the single purpose meditation. Meditation is an effective practice even if it only lasts for 30 seconds. There’s no such thing as a meditation fail, so don’t be intimidated! It’s very difficult for your intuition to come through when your mind is yapping away. So a daily meditation practice can be very beneficial for your Crown Chakra as well as opening your Third Eye. Here are some options for you to explore:

  • Take a mindful walk in nature.
  • Stare at a candle flame.
  • Listen to a guided crown chakra healing meditation.
  • Sit or lie quietly. Imagine a wheel of beautiful violet or white light glowing brightly at the top of your head. Visualize anything blocking it falling away, like dust off the blades of a fan. Hold the image until you feel your crown chakra is clear.

Crown Chakra Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is a powerful tool to clear the Crown Chakra and help deepen your spirituality. Simply close your eyes, spritz generously and take a few deep inhales. As a result, you’ll feel your vibration rise and your Crown Chakra begin to open. A body mist is perfect in the morning or before meditation, to help you shake off drama from the outside world, and reconnect to your higher self. It comes in a roll-on, too. Here are some great essential oils for your Crown:

  • Jasmine helps to balance your energy with its sweet, floral aroma.
  • Sandalwood has been used for centuries in spiritual rituals
  • Angelica root helps calm the mind
  • Frankincense is another ancient oil that enhances spirituality
  • Rose holds a very high vibration and helps to uplift emotions

Crown Chakra Affirmations

Affirmations are another method of balancing a specific chakra. Repeating affirmations directs healing energy to restore balance to that aspect of your body, and your life. These powerful statements rewrite the patterns in our subconscious minds and direct healing vibrations to the chakra. If your Crown Chakra is out of balance, repeat these affirmations:

  • "I’m aligned with my divine purpose."
  • "I am connected to all creation."
  • "My life is beautiful."
  • "There is meaning in every interaction."
  • "I love connecting with other people."
  • "Animals and nature respond to me."
  • "Divine guidance flow through me with ease."
  • "My life flows beautifully."
  • "I’m in complete alignment with my soul."

What is a Chakra? Symbols


Your interest in the Crown Chakra is evidence that you’re in the midst of a spiritual awakening. What a beautiful thing! Answer the call for some quiet time, especially if you’ve been suffering from mental churn. Crown Chakra healing is a sacred practice that will reward you with so much joy in your life. We wish you all the best on your spiritual journey.

If you’re ready for more, check out our Ultimate Chakra Guide for your Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, and Third Eye!