Ever think of someone right before they call you? Ever know when you are being watched? Ever had a dream that came to pass? Your third eye is speaking to you. Ajna is where our intuition lives. Ajna dives into the deep waters of the subconscious. Far removed from the physical body, this is where we experience the world as it could be. This is where we connect to the Universal. If you are quiet enough you will experience the world as it could be. If you're quiet enough your primal instincts will speak to you.  If you are quiet enough you will See.

"The only real valuable thing is intuition."

-Albert Einstein


Anja Location

The third eye chakra, Ajna, is the seat of our intuition. The further up the energetic body you travel the more ethereal, the more universal the focus. Located in the center of our forehead, Ajna’s focus is well outside of the physical. Ajna is where we connect with our subconscious.  The third eye is where Jungians would say you can connect with the universal unconscious. Ego has no home in the realm of the third eye. This is where we reconcile what we see in the world with the possibilities that could be. Time and space have no relevance here. 

The word Ajna is pronounced Agya. It is Sanskrit for “beyond wisdom”. Through Ajna we see wholeness and connectivity instead of individuality and separateness. Through this lens you see how everything and everyone are interconnected. Hence, this is the seat of our spirituality and higher knowledge. It’s not all higher evolution, however. Ajna is where our primal instincts speak out to us. Our intuition and instincts speak through the third eye. This is how it gets its reputation as being a clairvoyant center. Truly envisioning the interconnectedness of reality and listening to our instincts we intuitively know how to form it into the world we desire. 


Ajna Chakra Card

Light rules everything Ajna. Light is interesting in that it can behave as a particle or a wave. The 3rd eye chakra is related to the pineal gland. We don’t understand much about the pineal gland other than regulates melatonin to govern our circadian rhythm according to the amount of light it perceives. Thus, the pineal gland is associated with sleep. Ajna is also associated with dreams. Ajna  governs our other light perceiving organs, our eyes. It is the hakra of seeing, after all. 

The color associated with ajna is indigo. Indigo is the color of the deep sea.  It is the color of our own deep down wisdom and inner knowledge. It brings clarity to all the five senses in the body. The color Indigo encourages the transformation of energies from the lower chakras into higher spiritual vibrations.

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”

 – Oprah Winfrey

Signs of Balance

Limitless imagination. 

 The sacral and throat chakras are vital to our creativity in terms of self expression. The third eye, however,  is where we perceive the world as it could be. This is where our unique ideas come from.  When Ajna is balanced your imagination flows freely. Since you see beyond what’s in front of you there are no limits to what can be. Your imagination fills the gap on what is and how to get there.

Clear Vision and direction. 

When Ajna is in balance you clearly see the situations that make up your past, present, and future. Remember, time has no significance in the ethereal realm. When you fully understand where you have come from, where you are, and where you are going the path becomes very clear. Sometimes you become aware of multiple paths, many of which can be the “right” or “best” one. With boundless imagination the paths available to you can also become limitless. 

Confidence in yourself and your decisions. 

A balanced third eye also means your inner wisdom and self awareness are on point. With this level of  trust in your inner knowledge, balanced and beneficial decisions come naturally. You are open minded. You can receive wisdom from beyond yourself and your five senses. 

Strong Intuition

People with a strong third eye chakra have a strong intuition. Some say they even appear to have a sixth sense. When you combine limitless imagination, and focused perception, an accurate intuition is a logical result. Many people with an active Ajna find their answers in vivid dreams. Some even experience lucid dreaming. Dreaming is a very important way our subconscious speaks to us. 

What Can Cause an Imbalance?

“Intuition is the whisper of the soul.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our Modern Lifestyle

We are so busy today. I know I for one get anxiety when I slow down. What am I missing? I could be getting this done, or that done. Did I forget to do something? Every second we’re awake our attention is being pulled by one thing or another. In this world it is so hard to slow down and get a moment of quiet. The main criminals working against our intuition are noise, and over commitment.


 “Intuition is the WHISPER of the soul”.  It is a whisper. All of the noise we constantly have going on shouts out our intuition. We quite literally cannot even hear ourselves think anymore. If we could hear ourselves we would be able to discover what we want for ourselves. Marketers wouldn’t have the liberty of telling us what we need and when. People make good money getting your attention and they are very good at their jobs. 

Other than getting your attention, our heavily marketed society is good at telling you how you are deficient and what you need to make it better. Constantly being told that you need something to be better creates self doubt and kills our self confidence, as well as our third eye.


We run all of the time.Especially right now, it’s as if we’re all running to catch up after being put on hold during the Pandemic. Most people I know work more than one job. Inflation is being a bitch. For me, even making space for a mindfulness practice stresses me out. There’s just no wiggle room. Sad thing is, I’m complacent in my intuition being gagged with this attitude. The quiet moments, where you can listen to yourself is when your third eye sees. This is where your intuition has a voice. Finding your path and honoring yourself requires quiet time. This leads us into how to balance Ajna

How Imbalance Manifests


Indecisiveness/ Self Doubt

When Ajna is imbalanced it can be very difficult to make decisions. Your path(s) are not often clear, and it’s hard to tell which way to go.This leads to self doubt and indecisiveness. This leads to feeling lost and causes anxiety and depression. 

Closed Mind

Being rigid in thought is very problematic. If your mind can’t go with the flow, surprises will severely slow your roll. Rigid thinking can also cause over attachment to people, things, or places. If you cannot imagine your life without someone or something letting go of it is next to impossible. An over attachment to material objects also reflects an imbalance in the third eye chakra.  When your third eye is in a funk the bigger picture is often hidden.These are symptoms of a closed mind. Being close minded doesn’t do anything but rob you of possibilities. Don’t get stuck in a rut. Open mind, open Ajna. Keeping this chakra balanced is vital to a vibrant, limitless life. 

Physical Imbalance

Physical symptoms of and imbalanced Third Eye chakra revolve around the head. Headaches, migraines, sinus pressure, and eye strain are all signs of an imbalanced Ajna. Brain fog, memory issues, confusion, and dizziness are all listed as signs of an imbalanced Ajna. They are also all signs you need to see a medical professional as well. Seriously, sudden changes in hearing, vision, or mental state warrant a trip to the ER. Sleeping problems and nightmares also indicate an imbalanced Third Eye chakra. 

How to balance Ajna

Basically . . . SHHHH

Make time to be quiet. Period. This is important, and goes further than an airy yoga class or some wellness app that sends you a reminder you disregard.  I feel you, this is one area of life I fail at regularly. It’s few and far between that I  have time for a mindful practice or quiet time. It is important. Finding quiet time to sit and focus is just as important as eating well, or getting enough sleep. Make time for it. It will change your life.


Be mindful. Make quiet time by adopting a mindfulness practice. Meditation is like exercising. Before you get good at it and enjoy the practice, you schlog through a period of feeling like you’re faking it and or wasting time. Practice does make perfect and it’s called a practice because no one starts good at meditation. The more you sit to meditate the further you go and the more you benefit from it. The benefits of a regular meditation practice go far beyond balancing a chakra. It is an essential tool to boost stress management, conflict resolution,  and cognitive function.


When starting a meditation practice some find it beneficial to have something to focus your mind on. This is why people use things like stones, prayer beads, essential oils, mantras, or color visualization. Picture indigo the color indigo, or surround yourself with indigo while trying to balance Ajna. You can find a list of stones, plants, and make Ajna particularly happy below.

Connect with Nature

Every single chakra will resonate with nature. For Ajna, get out in the light. Not only will this boost your mood and energy with that vital Vitamin D, being in the sun helps regulate our circadian rhythms, providing us with better sleep. Better sleep can even lead to mean vivid dreams. I love a full circle.

Connect with yourself

When was the last time you asked yourself what you need? When was the last time you asked yourself what you want?These are important questions to review regularly. One of my favorite tools to regularly ask these questions is the cycles of the moon. New moons are a wonderful time to set intentions for where you are going. What do you want to achieve in the next 29.5 days? Halfway through the cycle we reach the full moon, which is the time to let go of what is no longer serving you. 

Another good way to connect with yourself and your intuition is to keep a dream journal. Dreams are the language of the subconscious. I always think of recurring and especially vivid dreams as my subconscious screaming at me about something. It usually indicates I need to make a lifestyle change. I would recommend looking at Jungian dream analysis.

Use Your Body to Balance Ajna

Yoga and Pranayama

Yoga Poses that benefit Ajna:

Child’s Pose, Balasana.  places a light pressure on the third eye, which stimulates Ajna.

Dolphin Pose is like Downward Facing Dog Pose, however,  this pose is done on your forearms. 

Eagle Pose, Garudasana,  as well as being a wonderful core exercise is good for practicing focus. 


A great Pranayama breathing technique is called Brahmari or the bee breath is good for balancing Ajna, and relaxing the mind. This is one of those wonderful meditation tools I mentioned above. To do it, iInhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth while humming. You can also use the sound “om” on your exhale.

Tools for Balancing Vishuddha



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I trust my inner wisdom

My intuition guides me on the right path

I feel balanced and aware

I love myself

I am open to inspiration

I see

Essential Oils

Allspice, Anise, Basil, Birch, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper berry, Lavender, Lime, Palo Santo, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spruce, Marjoram, Thyme

Ajna- Third Eye Chakra Blend

Basil, Clary Sage, Anise, Copaiba Balsam

The Ajna blend came out beautifully. It's a little spicy, a little earthy, and very opening. Its intent is to work with the third eye chakra to help you open up, see the light, and walk the path to your purpose. 

Ajna essential oil blend is an all natural, and organic blend of: 

Basil-is an uplifting herbaceous oil that is good to combat stress, anxiety, and fatigue while increasing focus and clarity. Basil is known as the King of Herbs and lives up to its title in spades.  It is the epitome of a good ruler, providing everything you need for a successful life. Nutrition, confidence, strength, protection, comfort, peace, and prosperity. This plant will also help you see  the royal within. 

Clary Sage-is a calming oil that helps with stress and is another that helps balance emotions. Earthy, green, herbaceous, and euphoric. These are just a few words that describe the magical Clary sage. It's calming medicine lets you know all is well in the world. Find comfort knowing everything always has and will work out in the end. Channel  inner calmness. Experience contentment with expressing yourself and your emotions. Clary Sage knows you are enough and is more than happy to teach you that as well.

Anise-  is a warming oil that is traditionally used in Ayurveda for depression. This liquorice-like scent is good for calm and confidence. 

Copaiba Balsam-  is an Amazonian naive that is making its product debut with us in the Ajna blend. iIt’s earthy, sweet scent is calming and mood enhancing. Copaiba is a wonder for the skin. Its antiinflammatory nature makes it good for acne, and inflammatory skin conditions. It is also a powerful pain reliever. 

The ajna chakra blend is available as a vegan soap and a pre-diluted essential oil roll-on. 


Mind- The  Ajna chakra blend is all about mental focus and clarity. This uplifting blend promotes connection, clarity and calm. Just like the chakra, this blend is designed to dive deep and get in touch with your self consciousness. This is a wonderful study aid, or blend to use in the workplace. 

Body– Every oil in this blend is indicated to combat hair loss, and dandruff. Its anti-inflammatory nature makes it a good choice for skin conditions such as acne or eczema.  

Spirit– Ajna blend is all about getting in touch with yourself in a clear and confident way. It is an opening blend, designed to remove boundaries and help you connect with your limitless nature. This is a protective blend, full of plants that clear negativity. 


Ajna vegan soap gets its purple hue from Alkanet root. Alkanet root is antibacterial, and soothing and softening to the skin. The essential oils in this blend are all indicated for improving skin health and appearance, as well as for hair loss. Ajna vegan soap would make a good shampoo bar. 


The Ajna roll-on is a powerful tool in balancing the third eye chakra. It is wonderful to use during meditations to help focus the mind. The scent  is spicy, earthy, and warming.  


As you can see, one we’ve reached the level of the third eye chakra we are well into the realm of the soul, intuition, and subconscious. As we’ve moved higher we expand beyond our own egos, and even our own physical bodies. With the third eye we expand beyond ourselves and reconcile the universe on the outside with our inner world. As you work to open the Ajna chakra, you can begin to see things as they actually are ,not just through the lens of ego. From there, you can begin to move toward the things you value in life more efficiently.

Get quiet. Make time to focus inwards. Listen to yourself and you too will See.