What is the connection between chakras and emotions?


Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “Wheel of Light”.  Traditionally there are seven of them and they are the energy centres of our etheric bodies.

They appear as wheel like vortices of pure energy and are sometimes referred to as “lotuses”.  When we are deeply connected on a spiritual level they can become spheres of radiant energy.  CG Jung referred to the chakras as gateways of consciousness.  Each chakra has its own purpose, association and connection and it is important for them to be balanced and in harmony with each other.

The way we feel on an emotional level links into our chakra system and because each chakra is linked to different emotional states this can affect our overall sense of physical wellbeing.  When one or more of our chakras is out of balance this will affect our whole system.

Below is a list the seven chakras and some of the emotions linked to them starting from the Root upwards to the Crown:

Root Chakra 

Serves as our foundation to evolve and build our personality.  Our link to the physical world, earth, our roots, “being” grounded,  our survival instincts

When in balance we feel secure, connected, supported, strong, trusting and safe

When out of balance we feel insecure, angry, annoyed, irritated and worried about our basic needs such as money, food and shelter

Sacral Chakra

The centre for sexual energy, creativity and pure emotions.  Balances free giving and receiving of feelings and emotions.

When in balance we feel brave, passionate, energetic, outgoing, confident, considerate, creative, spontaneous, excited, open, kind and happily connected to life

When out of balance we feel unsure of ourselves in relationships, vulnerability and fear in expressing truths leading to suppressing needs, feeling betrayed, addicted, frustrated, regret, anxiety, stress and guilt

Solar Plexus Chakra

Where the personality is formed.  Relates to our feelings of being integrated into the melting pot of spiritual and earthy aspects.  This is our gut instinct chakra

When in balance we feel positive, whole, self-respect, compassion, self-esteem, personal power, a sense of separate self, confidence, hope and assertive

When out of balance we feel powerless, worthless, self-critical, fear, shame, rejected and self-conscious.  There is a need to dominate and control from fear of trust in the natural flow.

Heart Chakra

Relates to our centre of love, spirituality, humanity and healing.  Our heart chakra is the neutralising centre of all feelings and emotions.

When in balance we feel joy, gratitude, love, unity of divine, compassion, trust, faith, pride, acceptance, inspiration, forgiveness and empathy

When out of balance we feel jealous, abandoned, anger, bitterness, fear, rejection, envy, conditional love

Throat Chakra

Relates to expressing our truth, communicating our needs and taking responsibility for decision making.  Also connects to our abilities to manifest our creativity

When in balance we feel we can relax, communicate freely, express ourselves, be who we are, honest, truthful, congruent.  Also be silent and intuitive.

When out of balance we feel powerless to speak out, fear of being judged, rejected and this can lead to feeling out of control, hurt, sad, negative and resentful

Third Eye Chakra

Relates to our inner vision, unity, perspective and divine spiritual wisdom, understanding and intuition.

When in balance we feel clear, empathic, focused, can determine between truth and illusion.  We are open to receiving wisdom, insight and intelligence.  There is an awareness of a spiritual connective realm beyond the physical.

When out of balance we reject ideas of spiritual aspects of life, can be in fear of self and others, exaggerate truths, feel volatile, moody and are unable to self-reflect.  Only sees the obvious, black and white of life.

Crown Chakra

Connects us to an awareness of ONEness with source, integration of whole, living in the now, meaning, devotion.  A conscious alignment of knowledge beyond words or intellect

When in balance we feel empowered, calm, valued, present to the moment, trusting of ourselves and the the flow of life.  See ourselves as a reflection of the divine.  Can abandon ego for a higher universal purpose.

When out of balance we feel confusion, fear, alienation, depression.  We may have very fixed thoughts on religion and spirituality, be black and white thinkers who are not able to go with the flow


The colours of The Mood Cards reflect the chakra system.