The earth chakra meanings relate to the very foundation of your being, within everyday life. This area relates to your energy levels as this area is your anchor into physicality.
It is very important for everyone, but especially spiritual people that this chakra is healthy.
Its strong properties keep you grounded and protected, and secures your aura within the physical world.
Many of your day to day activities have the potential to unground you. Using computers for long periods of time, driving around in your vehicle, and having no real contact with the earth, can make you very ungrounded.
After intense spiritual experiences, you may be unaware that you have a build up of energy in your body and that you need to release this energy.
Spiritual work can easily make you ungrounded, so afterwards it is best to make sure that you ground yourself quickly. Spiritual grounding is easy and may help those of you who are doing psychic work.
The earth chakra is located approximately 12 to 18 inches below the soles of the feet. Often called the earth star chakra, it is not within the actual physical body but is part of the etheric body.
This chakra aligns you with the magnetic core of the earth, and connects you with Mother Gaia. This chakras meaning is all about the idea of 'grounding', especially in a metaphysical way.
This is where you connect your energy to Mother Gaia to resource and reground your body. It is important that you regularly make the connection to the earth through your base or root chakra and on down to the earth star chakra to ground yourself.
As you reconnect to Mother Gaia's energy, you do two things. You draw from the earth the vibration that enables you to become grounded, and discharge into the earth your excess energy.
In the twenty-first century, we live our lives on a day to day basis quite differently to the past. The pace of life means that we often do things that may unground us.
One way to help yourself is to carry or wear earth chakra stones within your aura.
That way when you become ungrounded you may use them to aid you to ground quickly. So which stones should you use?
It is highly recommended that you use Black Kyanite, before you use any other stones.
It is easy to buy Black Kyanite, and it is helpful for grounding, and has the added advantage of aligning your chakras.
For earth star grounding and protection, many of the black gemstones are highly beneficial.
The list of stones for this chakra is quite long, so it is located at the end of this article. You may already have some of the stones in the chart, and if you do will be able to make use of them immediately.
The chakra color for the earth star chakra is traditionally black and dark brown, but there are other stones that are helpful for or all of the chakras, including this chakra.
All black and brown stones will aid you, but some stones seem to be more popular.
The energy of stones of these darker colors, such as black or brown are very grounding, and they are often powerful psychic protection stones.
Having one or more of the stones for grounding and protection within your aura at all times is essential.
These crystals are easy to obtain as tumblestones, and easy to put one or more of the grounding stones in your pocket every day.
Black stones like Black Obsidian Stone, shown in the image at the top of the page, or brown crystals like the Chiastolite Pendant shown here, make up most of the chakra stones.
Chiastolite is also known as Cross Stone, and is a popular stone that naturally carries a cross within it. Because of the cross, in the past people believed that it was very powerful and highly protective, which it is.
Wear any of the earth star chakra stones as jewelry. These darker crystals are quite attractive and many of the black gemstones are very beautiful.
When choosing stones for jewelry, black stones are popular as they can easily be worn with most colors of clothing.
Black crystals have an advantage that if you make them into gemstone bead necklaces they can be mixed with most colors.
This provides the metaphysical vibration and its advantages, as well as matching your clothing.
Lovely pieces of jewelry made from Black Tourmaline, like this lovely pendant made from Australian Black Tourmaline from the Flinders Ranges, are quite beautiful.
This stone is one of the most effective stones, as it works for both spiritual grounding and protection.
If the way you live your life means that you get easily ungrounded, make sure you have a few under your pillow at night. While you sleep they will do their work.
Do you know if you are ungrounded? One of the most powerful methods to use to ground you is to do a grounding meditation.
Hold earth star chakra stones while you do this. The earth chakra stones may also connect you to elemental beings who are in or around your home.
While there are some lovely heart chakra stones that will also do this, the earth energy stones also attract them to you. These beings want to interact with you and love to help people, if you are open to it.
The earth chakra is our connection to Mother Gaia.
It is important to feel love and gratitude to her, for all that she gives to you, that comes back to you in equal measures. Use spiritual grounding to connect yourself often with the earth, and you will feel happier and healthier.
The books about crystals that are shown below are all very in-depth crystal reference books.
There are some authors of crystal books who have been in the crystal industry for many years. Having one of their books on hand for reference purposes is beneficial.
Melody's Encyclopedia Love Is In The Earth, is a book that covers more than most.
This book gives you so much information, and covers so many crystals that on its own is almost a reference library. Note I am talking about the large encyclopedia, not her smaller books of the same name.
The larger Love Is In The Earth book (965 pages) is fully illustrated with good pictures of the stones Melody writes about, while the earlier book of the same name had a separate book with pictures in, so be careful when you look at these selling.
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aka Rainbow Quartz
aka Melanite Garnet
aka Dalmatian Stone
Siberian Blue Jade
Fairy Cross Stones
Some of the crystals above have had in-depth pages written about them.
If you would like to find out more information about any of the crystals on the list above, and discover if its been written about somewhere else on this site, use the Google Search box at the bottom of the page to help you to find it...