Third Eye Chakra Symbol

The Third Eye chakra’s symbol meaning is profound in its simplicity. Governed by Krishna, the Hindu god of wisdom, the sixth chakra symbol is the Om positioned over an inverted triangle that is seated within a circle between two lotus petals. Taken individually, all these elements’ meanings are representative of wisdom.

Associated with the element of ether (or Akasha), the sixth chakra’s symbol is dominated by the Om. Frequently included in everything from prayer to meditation and even the mundane, like yoga practice, it is a mantra of grounding, focus, and recognition of the Divine.

The Image of the Third Eye Chakra Symbol

Generally, there is no animal associated with the Third Eye chakra. The explanation being, many energy healers and spiritual traditions do not consider the Third Eye as part of the physical body.

The image of the Third Eye chakra symbol contains two elements frequently associated with wisdom: the upside down triangle and the lotus flower.

Similar to the root and throat chakra symbols, the Third Eye symbol’s upside down triangle serves a dual purpose in its symbolism. The cone-shaped geometric figure is representative of the channeling of information to the seed (or point of the triangle) from which wisdom blossoms. Similarly, if you look at the triangle from the other direction, the widening sides are indicative of the growth of one’s wisdom that leads to enlightenment.

The image of the lotus flower is a near-universal symbol meaning knowledge. Associated with Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, the lotus flower represents:

  • prosperity

  • beauty

  • fertility

  • eternity

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Color and Mantra of The Third Eye Chakra Symbol

The Third Eye chakra is depicted in shades of indigo — a mixture of deepest blue and violet tones. Taken together these colors are representative of:

  • wisdom

  • faith

  • mystery

  • loyalty

The sacred mantra “Om” (or Aum), is Sanskrit in origin and roughly translates to “the seed of all creation.” Its pronunciation is what one might imagine the hum of creation, or the universal life force, might sound like.

Appropriately, the Om is representative of the Third Eye, or gateway to higher consciousness.