Which way are your chakras turning?

topic posted Tue, June 21, 2005 - 1:11 PM by  Pixie
I learned this in a Wicca 101 course that I tok last year. Lay on the floor and have a friend use a pendulum. Hold the pendulum over each chakra and the direction the pendulum goes is the direction your chakras are turning.
Great for when you wanna make sure they are all going in the positive direction!
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  • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

    Tue, June 21, 2005 - 5:19 PM
    Thanks for brining this up Pixie!

    This is a very fun exercise to practice.You can also use a crystal necklace. People who are non believers can have their minds blown by this! =)

    If the pendulum is not moving at all or in the opposite dirction, there are essential oils that can be used for each chakra. Place one drop of the chosen essential oil directly on the pendulum/necklace and go over the chakra again. Wipe the pendulm with rubbing alcohol to clean.


    • Lavender is considered a general all purpose essential oil. The others listed are optional considerations. Certain favorites like Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine and Neroli are a bit costly however quite effective.

      1st or Root-Survival/Grounding: Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouly, Myrrh, Vetiver

      2nd or Sacral-Sexuality/Passion/Creativity: Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouly, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine

      3rd or Solar Plexus- Power/Will/Intent: Lavender, Fennel, Juniper, Grapefruit

      4th or Heart-Love/Compassion: Lavender, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Rose, Chamomile

      5th or Throat-Communication/Expression: Lavender, Sandalwood, Rose, Eucalyptus

      6th or Third Eye-Insight/Inner Vision: Lavender, Clary Sage

      7th or Crown-Spiritual: Lavender, Frankincense, Neroli
      • thank you Aleksonder fo rall this neatly typed out info.

        Honestly I have a hard time thinking of the chakras as spinning. I feel them as going all directions but not even really that, but rather pulsign fully lik ea beacon or well charged light! as energy pulses in all directions at once.

        I find these teachings and info a bit difficult to assimilate or hold with my thoughts.

        Yes, I know one can hold different info in one's head. I am confused that such thoughtful and powerful teachings as you quote.. do not have the some info. I could be wrong, but I believe I am right!
  • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

    Fri, July 15, 2005 - 5:59 PM
    I'm interested in trying this out . . . should the pendulum swing, or spin?


    • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

      Fri, July 15, 2005 - 11:03 PM
      well i'm interested in knowing which is the "positive" direction. are we talking clockwise or counterclockwise? or does it differ for each chakra? if it's swinging in a negative direction, what are the repercussions? and are oils really the best way to correct this problem? i would think the best way of adjusting chakras is through meditation and making conscious life changes.
      • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

        Sat, July 16, 2005 - 9:24 AM
        "Clockwise...denotes a psychodynamically open chakra....counterclockwise, that chakra is psychodynamically closed, indicating a problem..."

        Dr. John Pierrakos quoted on page 82 of "Hands of Light" by B. Brennan © 1987

        For more info read pages 81-88 on this topic.

        are oils really the best way to correct this problem?

        This is one of several modalities. Healing is not about the best technique, it's about using whatever method works best for the client. ;-)
        • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

          Tue, July 19, 2005 - 10:03 AM
          This is a great topic, I have learned this through Dahnak Yoga and Family Healing sessions. Oils were receomended too. One question I do have in regards to direction of rotation. Are the directions reversed if lying facedown or should they be the same as face up?
      • Unsu...

        Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

        Mon, July 18, 2005 - 2:12 PM
        i learned that for men and women each chakra spins in the opposite direction from crystal healings with the starweavers medicine lodge.

        womens base spins counter clockwise, 2nd clock, 3rd counter etc
        mens base spins clock, 2nd counter etc

        a teaching that has passed on to me
        verify it for yourself

        • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

          Mon, July 18, 2005 - 9:55 PM
          I'm curious to know more about this observation of yours, Aurora. By what means have you measured or determined the spinning movement of chakras? I have not, as of yet, witnessed nor experienced this phenomenon as you speak of it. Please elaborate and describe the process you use?
          • Unsu...

            Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

            Tue, July 19, 2005 - 12:07 PM
            hey, aleksonder
            my post was based on my limited understanding of the teachings passed on to me from the sweetmedicine sundance path. if you like, check in with our local lodge on the sunshine coast "". the teachings are based on ancient shamanic lineage from turtle island. my observations are based on my experiences, what I've been taught, and whether or not it resonates. Which for me it does.

            I had always thought that the observation of the chakras had originated only in the east, then moved west, so was very surprised to learn of roots here as well. (considering we all have them, I guess that was pretty arrogant of me)

            before entering the sweatlodge, we do a crystal healing ceremony of spinning the chakras and balancing the aura. unfortunately I don't really know much more than this, and am trusting that my intuition is ok.

            I had known (intellectually) that the chakras spun (as vortices do), but hadn’t ever experienced the sensation until participating in these healings.

            I know I haven’t totally answered your question, but that the best I’ve got right now.

            Love Aurora
        • kt
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          Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

          Sat, August 6, 2005 - 8:07 PM
          Hi, I'm a newbie.
          I had a question about spinning and clearing chakra and found this discussion on going so I joined.

          Firstly- I have never heard, or experienced, chakras spinning in an alternate pattern within one body, or with differences between genders, as put forth by Aurora. And I don't say that that tradition is "Wrong" for maybe that ceremonies' purpose (?).
          I practice/experience a healthy chakra with the following vortex direction: all chakras (main chackras, not bilateral ones) on the front of the body spin counter-clockwise. all chakras on the back of the body spin clockwise. for example, when you check the spin of the sacral chakra, you have your right hand on the sacrum (back of body) and the left hand below the navel (front of body) and both hands will be moving together, like each hand is the cookie of an oreo and the person's body is the filling, but the cookies/your hands are rotating around together. (sorry if that's a bad analogy) But it's important to remember that the chakra resonates out from the spine, front and back with only one spin direction. It's merely felt clockwise/counterclockwise in a 2-D body form (front/back).

          So I have a question:
          I was checking the spin and correcting direction on my friend the other day, and he felt overwhelmingly fatigued for the next few days. As a bodyworker, I know that this is probably related to releasing toxins, etc. but I personally have never felt this; I always feel relieved and refreshed.

          Any thoughts on what may cause one to feel fatigued with chakra clearing? And how can i help support this clearing, as in help restore energy as it clears?

          Many blessings, karen
  • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

    Wed, July 20, 2005 - 12:56 AM
    Um, forgive my ignorance. I'm very curious.

    I'm guessing you mean lay on your back on the floor?

    And what kind of pendulum? Regular polyester thread and a lead fishing weight? Should it be a very small/lightweight plumb bob?

    How LONG a pendulum?

    Does it need to be held by another person, or can you set it up on a swing-arm mechanism to check yourself?

    • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

      Fri, July 22, 2005 - 10:31 AM
      what the pendulum is made of shouldn't really matter, nor how long for this type of work

      someone else to hold it would be better than trying this yourself...

      keep in mind that our brains can affect the workings of machines - pendulum's and the try to keep a very clear mind
  • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

    Mon, August 8, 2005 - 8:52 AM
    This is a wonderful way to find out about whats going on. I would recommend getting Hands of Light by Barbara Brennon. She actually has a chart of descriptions of the each design your pendulum is making and its definition. So far in my study I have found that this book has probably the most insightful information of both the front and back chakra systems and thier workings. (Front being feeling centers and rear being will centers) Before this book I had no idea. :)
  • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

    Mon, August 8, 2005 - 3:04 PM
    "We only have to look at nature for the answer. Each of our chakras - and there are literally thousands covering the body – actually spin both ways at the same time and also flow in and out at the same time, both front and back! Perfect balance between implosion and explosion! It is like an energy dance, a dance of vortices of energy in varying sizes but always perfectly balanced in their structure. If our chakras did only spin one way for example, then they would be unbalanced, just like the storm and we too would have chaos surrounding the centre of our chakras. What hope would the physical body have then? Nature is perfect and totally balanced when left alone. We are no different. Our early Theosophists called the double spin of a vortex, this source of all life, an Ahnu"

    Taken from this site:
    • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

      Wed, August 10, 2005 - 6:22 AM
      I think this is the best explanation I have heard so far. I have always been taught that the chakras spin in different directions, that that direction doesn't really matter, as we are all different, but that the speed of the spin is more of an indicator of stress.

      • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

        Wed, August 10, 2005 - 2:51 PM

        Can you feel how fast we are travelling right now thru space here on planet Earth zooming around our solar Sun, spinning around our polar axis. Um, do you sense the power? If illusions are built upons illusions, then this makes accessing the absolute truth even more insurmountable than imaginable. Hmm, perhaps at best we can only have an intuitive awareness! ;-)
  • J
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    Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

    Fri, August 12, 2005 - 10:19 AM
    check out the animations.

    i downloaded these images for this. click on my photographs. and then if you click on each of the 1st three photo's (enlarge) it will kick start the moving animations. they are produced by dan winters.

    i go with 311b desciption that the chackras are counterspinning or interfacing one another demonstrated best in the first rolling animation (being on a role). it speaks volumes and conveys much of UNIVERSAL DESIGN in clear pictoral form; which is very difficult to put into words (if you think about it that way) until you see it; the limitations of language! does truth transform/reflect into beauty and art?

    perhaps the vast majority of current explinations of the chakra system do not get close to the POINT, like many mainsteam theories of THINGS. that which is most the excepted explaination is only the most fashionable; we just pass the football around.

    to me, the most logical model of a chakra is 'spinning in all directions'. with that model nothing can be out of balance.
    • Re: Which way are your chakras turning?

      Tue, August 16, 2005 - 6:33 PM
      my teacher told me the same thing that Aurora mentioned, that the directions alternate and are opposite for men and women. I have not yet experienced it through the use of a pendulum, but theoretically it makes sense to me. She tunes the chakras based on those directions.

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