Now, close your eyes and focus your attention straight ahead. You may see an eye (open or closed), a triangle, a circle, or maybe all three--an eye in a triangle in a circle. You may see just a triangle or just a circle. You may see an inky dark color--indigo, a paler indigo or violet hue, or maybe a variation of gold, yellow, or orange.
While I was out there, I came across a number of variations on the third eye that I had never seen before. I had to do a ton of research and pondering to understand what was going on. It would have been really nice to have all the information in one place! So, this is a brief explanation of variations on the third eye. It is meant to explain what you may see when you close your eyes and focus ahead of you, into the sixth chakra, which governs spiritual insight (among other things).
|Symbol of the sixth chakra.|
The Sixth Chakra
The sixth chakra, the Ajna chakra, is the seat of intuition. It's located in the brain, right behind the spot in between your eyebrows. It is linked to the pineal gland. It's the part of you that "sees" when you see something in a dream or a vision, or use your imagination. If you've ever heard what someone is going to say before they say it, your third eye/sixth chakra was involved.
Meanings of the Sixth Chakra Shapes
This is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather an introduction.
|The Eye of Horus, or All-Seeing Eye.|
Open Eye: You are open to receiving and transmitting spiritual information. It may or may not look like the Eye of Horus. Mine just looks like a normal eye, more akin to the one on the dollar bill.
|Third Eye on the dollar bill.|
Closed Eye: You are closed to receiving and transmitting spiritual information.
Tightly Closed Eye: On occasion I've seen a third eye that was tightly clenched closed. That appears to refer to an ability to obtain spiritual information, but a conscious desire not to receive or understand this information.
No Eye: Refers to the mind consciously denying the concept of receiving information this way.
Triangle: Refers to masculine energy--logic and reason. Left brain. Also refers to duality and non-duality; the bottom two points of the triangle refer to duality, and the top point of the triangle is the non-duality that subsumes the duality.
Circle: Feminine energy.
|Indian woman in indigo and yellow, with a covering over |
her third eye.
Colors in the Third Eye
Indigo: Indigo is the Third Eye's natural color, the color of intuition. The darker the color is, the stronger the intuitive powers are.
Light Blue: This may be more accurately stated as light indigo. The paler the hue, the less developed the intuition.
Yellow: Refers to a logical way of looking at things, rather than intuitive. A reliance on the rational left brain to sift through spiritual information, rather than the holistic right brain.
Interpretations of the Third Eye
Okay. So here are some things I saw on my trip, and what I feel they mean. In case you see something similar.
|Small light blue triangle.|
Small light blue triangle, no eye, no circle. The conscious mind does not accept the concept of the mind's eye as a receptor of information. There is a slightly developed spiritual perceptive ability, but it is small and filtered through logic rather than intuition.
Open eye on a yellow background: The spiritual eye is open, but prefers to understand spiritual information through a logical lens.
|Hazard light symbol.|
Large yellow-orange triangle outside a smaller yellow-orange triangle (similar to the hazard light symbol on your car): Spiritual
information is only able to get through if it makes sense logically.
These are just examples. Try the exercise for yourself and see what you see. If you want help opening your third eye, reach out. I work by donation and this is one of my favorite things to do!