I know, throwing a new chakra into the mix of the familiar seven may be pretty surprising! Now, to fully blow your mind, you actually have three celestial chakras in your etheric body as well, and a slew of minor chakras throughout your body.
Today, I’ll share tips for connecting to your earth star chakra. Don’t worry, I’ll dig into all of the others in a future blog post.
What is the Earth Star Chakra?
Your earth star chakra is not a part of your physical body like the other seven chakras. It’s actually located below your feet and makes up part of your etheric body. It connects directly to the core of the earth and to Gaia.
The earth star chakra is sometimes referred to as one of the “new chakras” or “subpersonal chakras.” Think of your earth star chakra as a high-performance root chakra! Learn more about the root chakra here.
The earth star chakra differentiates from your root chakra in a few ways:
- It is the grounding point for your entire chakra system and etheric body.
- It connects you to not only the earth but the whole of humanity as well.
- Some believe it is connected to our past lives too.
Why should you connect with your earth star chakra?
How much time do you spend inside using technology? If you’re like most humans today much of your time is spent doing these very things.
If you’re anxiety-prone or lean on the airy side of the four elements, the earth star chakra is your new bestie. Developing a strong connection to this chakra can give you an unshakable feeling of being grounded. Here are a few benefits of deepening your connection to this chakra:
- A greater awareness of nature and a stronger connection to mother earth.
- Intuitively know how to help heal the earth.
- A strong feeling of being grounded and safe.
- A healthier root chakra.
- Easily dispel negative energy you may pick up throughout your day. The earth star chakra is especially great for healers.
- Because this chakra is connected to the energy of the earth you can easily pull energy from this chakra on days you need a boost.
Sounds nice, right? Keep reading for some tips on how to connect more deeply with your earth star chakra.
Ways to Connect to Your Earth Star Chakra
The best way to connect with this chakra is through meditation. The next time you sit down to meditate try this visualization: imagine a cord coming from the sky, going through your body, connecting to each of your seven chakras, finally connecting to your earth star chakra about 8 to 12 inches below you, and then imagine the cord going through each layer of the earth until it reaches the core of the earth. Imagine this cord anchoring into the core of the earth so you have an unshakable grounding effect.
You can also try visualizing the color of this chakra creating a bubble around you. There’s some debate over what the color of the earth star chakra is. Many say it’s brown or black (representing the core of the earth), while others say it’s aqua (representing all the water on the earth’s surface). Personally, I feel that my earth star chakra radiates a very dark reddish-brown hue, but I suggest meditating and deciding what feels true to you.
Earthing is direct skin contact with the earth. Of course, doing this with a conscious effort in mind of connecting with your earth star chakra will be best! Try meditating while sitting outside, or simply spending some extra time walking in nature (preferably barefoot), thinking about your connection to your earth star chakra.
Black kyanite is the most highly recommended stone to use for connecting with your earth star chakra. Any dark earthy stones like onyx, black tourmaline, black or snowflake obsidian, and red or green jasper can assist you. We offer wearable snowflake obsidian and red and green jasper here. If you fall into the category of having an aqua-colored earth star chakra, some recommend an aqua aura quartz.
If you’re just learning about this chakra now it’s likely that it’s been a bit neglected. No worries though, it’s never too late to start and you’re certainly not alone! The simple act of asking to be connected to this newly found chakra can go a long way. Try asking during meditation or while spending time in nature.
Tapping into this chakra can have a powerful effect on your own well-being and our world. Imagine the world we’d live in if everyone was more in tune with mother earth!
Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.