The Sanskrit name for the third eye chakra is Ajna which means “perceive,” “command” or “authority”.

The third eye chakra is located between the eyebrows.

It is associated with the light element and the color indigo, which is the color of wisdom and inner knowledge, it encourages the transformation of energies from the lower chakras into higher spiritual vibrations.

The third eye chakra rules over imagination, memory, and psychic wisdom. It governs your intuition and controls the ability to see the bigger picture. You might think of it as the eye of your soul, it allows you to see what is hidden from physical realm.

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Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Location: Between eyebrows

Color: Indigo

Element: Light

Mantra: I see

Gland: Pineal

Seed Sound: OM

When your Ajna is balanced, you trust your intuition, have good vision, great memory; you understand the inner and outer worlds. There is wisdom within you, and you trust your inner knowledge.

When your third eye chakra is blocked you are fearful, uncertain, indecisive. You might have problems with your memory.

There are many methods to open and unblock your third eye chakra and using crystals is one of them.

The six crystals below can be very useful in the balancing process of your Ajna.

Check them out and grab your FREE printable cheat sheets and posters to help with the process.



    A very powerful stone in your spiritual journey.

    Azurite rises your consciousness and is a great choice for opening your third eye.

    It helps develop (or enhance) your psychic abilities.

    Use azurite to stimulate your intuition.

    It is a fantastic stone to use during meditation as it will help you focus energy on the third eye. It will make visions during your meditation more intense and powerful.

    When working with azurite make sure to be very careful as it is a particularly delicate stone.


    Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli is a healing and protective stone with a very powerful vibration.

    It is a great stone for your spiritual growth. It can help you access your inner wisdom and can be very helpful in the process of opening your third eye.

    Lapis Lazuli is also useful when working with your throat chakra (it encourages self-expression and speaking your truth).

    Lapis Lazuli carries calming and soothing energy and can be useful in reducing stress and anxiety.



    Sodalite unites intuition with logic and rational thinking.

    It can enhance your intuition as well as provide you with mental clarity.

    As sodalite stimulates your pineal gland (the gland associated with Ajna), it is a great choice if you would like to experience a deepen state of meditation.

    A cheat sheet card you might find useful when working with your third eye chakra. To save or print it, just click on it 🙂



    Labradorite is a protective and highly spiritual stone. It balances energy between all chakras and cleanses your aura.

    Labradorite enhances your intuition, imagination, and consciousness.

    It is a great stone for spiritual transformation. Use it during meditation as it helps communicate with higher realms as well as can connect you to universal energies.



    Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones. It opens multidimensional consciousness as well as activates and enhances psychic ability.

    Amethyst is a grounding and calming crystal. It helps improve your focus during meditation. It can facilitate the process of opening your third eye.

    It is a great crystal to balance your intellect and intuition.

    Amethyst improves memory as well as helps get good sleep.

    A printable poster you might find useful when working with your chakras. To save or print it, just click on it 🙂



    Celestite (also known as celestine) is particularly popular in angel magic to summon your guardian angel.

    Celestite is a high vibration stone which stimulates spiritual development. It can enhance your metaphysical abilities.

    Celestite has calming and soothing energy and will help you achieve mental balance.

    How To Use Crystals To Open And Balance Your Third Eye Chakra


    There are many ways in which you can use your crystals to open and balance your third eye chakra (just make sure to have your stones cleansed before putting them to work :)).

    1. Meditate with your crystals.
    1. Carry them with you (in your pocket or purse for instance).
    1. Wear the jewelry made of the third eye chakra stones (a nice necklace or bracelet is always a great idea :)).
    1. Place the crystals around your house (keep them on your desk, by your bed or even under your pillow, just to name a couple of ideas).

    A reference chart you might find useful. To save or print the poster, just click on it 🙂

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    Grab your FREE printable cheat sheet cards for each of your seven chakras. A handy reference guide when working with your chakras :).

    And before you go to put your crystals to work, make sure to grab your FREE chakra printables to decorate your spiritual space with :)!

    Grab your FREE printable Chakra Posters!


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