Located near the center of the breastbone or sternum, this chakra represents higher consciousness and love. The Heart chakra is associated with the heart, thymus gland, lower lung and circulatory system.
The heart chakra acts as the balance point for all the chakras. It governs our relationships and how we interact with other people. A balanced heart chakra is expressed in acceptance of self and others, personal values and ethics, following one's unique direction in life.
A balanced Heart Chakra means expansion, freedom and growth.
Some signs that the Heart Chakra is out of balance are:
Lack of self discipline
Difficulty in relationships
An attempt to live vicariously through another
Dependence on someone else for your happiness
HEART CHAKRA - Color
The color associated with the heart chakra is Green. Green symbolizes harmony, creativity, health, abundance and nature. It is the combining of yellow (soul) and blue (spirit). Green, nature's color, offers new energy and revitalizes tired nerves.
All the green stones - emerald, green tourmaline, malachite, jade, chrysoprase, dipotase, peridot, aventurine, moss agate, green jasper - are used with the heart chakra.
This creation of utilizing green was really inspirational for me. The vintage avon bottle in the shape of a bell, the green vintage chandelier crystal along with clear crystals and beads brought this altered bottle to life. The center of the cross is a sterling silver top of a salt and pepper shaker. The ladriat necklace of green, blue crystals drapes over the piece. The necklace was given to me by my grandmother. She is the one who inspired me to start creating altar pieces because of her own personal altar.
John Whitenight Glass Domes -- French cemetery scene with hair from Sophie Henry, deceased, age 21, (1881).
In nearly every Victorian parlor, beside the overstuffed furniture and heavy draperies, stood the Parlor shade, a glass jar protecting treasured objects - natural history specimens, waxworks, automatons, and tableaux made of human hair, feather, and shells - from dust and curious fingers.
A small altar and place where memory is preserved.