the Earth Star Chakra is part of an expanded chakra system that extends beyond the traditional seven chakras. It's located below the feet, approximately 6-36 inches below the root chakra, outside of the physical body. Because it's not located in the body, this chakra is part of the etheric body or energy field that extends beyond the physical form.
Have you ever seen the color black or dark brown in someone's energy field? Did you wonder what it meant? It could mean that this person is deeply connected to their Earth Star Chakra, and are in deep resonance with the energy of Gaia, or Mother Earth.
In this post, we'll explore what the Earth Star Chakra is and how aligning it can benefit you spiritually and emotionally. And, I'll give you my favorite methods for balancing this little known energy center.
What Is The Earth Star Chakra?
The traditional chakra system is comprised of 7 chakras that are whirling energy centers in the physical body. However, many people believe that there's an expanded chakra system that exists within your energetic field, beyond the physical body. Two of the important chakras you'll find in the expanded chakra system are the Earth Star Chakra, and The Soul Star Chakra (which we'll be discussing in another post).
The Earth Star Chakra is known by its Sanskrit name Vasundhara, which translates to "daughter of the earth" in Sanskrit, signifying the deep bond between this chakra and the Earth. It's also sometimes referred to as the "super root chakra." This is because, The Root Chakra, also known as the Muladhara Chakra, is associated with grounding, stability, and our connection to the physical world. The Earth Star chakra, goes one step further. Grounded in the earth itself, it serves as a powerful grounding point for the entire chakra system that connects you directly to the energy of the Earth's core.
With its profound connection to Mother Earth, the Earth Star Chakra anchors you firmly in the present while empowering you with an expanded awareness of your place in the grand tapestry of existence.
Why You Should Connect With Your Super Root Chakra
By nurturing and activating this chakra, you enhance your connection to the Earth's energies and tap into a deep well of grounding and stability. The Earth Star Chakra serves as a powerful anchor, firmly grounding you in the present moment. Essentially, it nurtures your sense of connection to something larger than yourself!
A strong Earth Star Chakra draws positive energy up from the Earth. Think of it as bridge between your own energetic field and the energy emitted by our loving planet. The energy from the Earth ascends through your feet, and rises up through the other chakras. This positive energy acts as a protective shield against negative influences. And, because the energy this chakra draws up is so grounding, it enhances your focus and clarity and helps to you stay centered.
Strengthening the Earth Star Chakra enhances your connection with nature, giving you a deeper appreciation for the Earth's beauty and wisdom. As you align with the Earth's energy, you become more attuned to your life's purpose.
On the other hand, when the Earth Star Chakra isn't healthy, you'll feel off balance, anxious and out of touch with your surroundings.
9 Ways To Connect With Your Earth Star Chakra
- Grounding Exercises: Walk barefoot on the Earth, sit or lie on the ground, or swim in the sea.
- Nature Immersion: Spend time in nature. Walking in the woods, sit by a river, or hike in the mountains.
- Root Chakra Balancing: Balancing and strengthening the Root Chakra indirectly supports the Earth Star Chakra as they are interconnected. Practice Root Chakra exercises, such as yoga poses, visualization, or root chakra affirmations.
- Earth Rituals: Create rituals that honor and connect with the Earth. Celebrate the pagan wheel of the year. Celebrating nature's changing seasons puts you more deeply in touch with your Earth Star Chakra. For more information see my posts on Celebrating Beltane and Ways To Celebrate The Summer Solstice.
- Energy Healing Modalities: Seek energy healing modalities that focus on grounding and Earth connection. Try Reiki, crystal healing, or shamanic practices.
- Affirmations: Use affirmations that strengthen your connection with the Earth. Repeat statements such as "I am rooted in the loving embrace of Mother Earth" or "I am connected to the core energy of the Earth" to reinforce your Earth Star Chakra.
- Gaia Meditations: Engage in meditations that foster a deep connection with Gaia, visualizing yourself merging with the Earth's energy. This is a lovely meditation to connect you with our Earth's energy: Connect To The World Around You: Mother Earth Meditation. You could also listen to tones that resonate at 432 HZ, which is known as "the heartbeat of the Earth." I have a post on Solfeggio Frequencies, where you can listen to this tone and 8 other healing frequencies.
- Dance and Movement: Practice earthy, grounding movement activities, such as dancing, yoga, tai chi, or qigong. Allow your body to connect with the Earth's energy through fluid and rooted movements.
- Earth Awareness: Cultivate a conscious awareness of your daily interactions with the Earth. Show gratitude for the elements, engage in sustainable practices, and make choices that honor your environment.
Crystals For The Earth Star Chakra
Work with crystals and stones that resonate with grounding and Earth energies. Place them near your Earth Star Chakra during meditation, or carry them with you throughout the day. For information on how to charge your crystals, see Charging Crystals For Beginners.
- Hematite: Hematite is a powerful grounding stone that supports the Earth Star Chakra. It helps to anchor and stabilize your energy, enhancing your connection to the Earth and promoting a sense of security and balance.
- Smoky Quartz: Smoky Quartz is another excellent crystal for grounding and anchoring. It assists in transmuting negative energies into positive vibrations, helping to cleanse and balance the Earth Star Chakra.
- Black Obsidian: Black Obsidian is a protective stone that aids in grounding and shielding. It helps to release energetic blockages and promotes a strong connection with the Earth, encouraging a sense of stability and grounding.
- Red Jasper: Red Jasper is known for its grounding and nurturing properties. It supports you by enhancing your stability, strength, and your connection to the Earth's energy. It can also help to release any stagnant or blocked energy within this chakra.
- Shungite: Shungite is a unique, powerful stone that helps to ground and protect your energy. It assists in purifying and balancing the Earth Star Chakra, enhancing your connection to the Earth's healing energies.
A Meditation To Connect With Your Earth Star Chakra
- Find a quiet, comfortable space where you can relax and be free from distractions. Sit or lie down in a position that's comfortable for you.
- Close your eyes and take a few deep, cleansing breaths. With each inhale, imagine drawing in fresh, revitalizing energy, and with each exhale, release any tension or stress from your body and mind.
- Visualize roots extending from the soles of your feet, gently anchoring you to the Earth. Picture these roots delving deep into the rich soil, intertwining with the Earth's core, establishing a strong and secure connection.
- Now, envision a vibrant cord of energy, like a luminescent beam of light, extending through the base of your spine. This cord of energy reaches down through your roots, seamlessly merging with the Earth's energy field.
- As you inhale, imagine this cord drawing in the Earth's nurturing and supportive energies, like a gentle and steady stream of light. Feel it rising from the Earth, up through your roots, and entering your Earth Star Chakra. Allow this energy to flow upward, filling your chakra with stability, balance, and vitality.
- Visualize this radiant energy expanding and flowing up through your body, following the path of your central energy channel. With each breath, feel it rising higher, effortlessly passing through each chakra along the way.
- As this energy ascends, imagine it activating and harmonizing each of your chakras, infusing them with the essence of the Earth's grounding energy. Feel the warmth and strength of this energy as it envelops your being, restoring balance and alignment to your entire system.
- Take a moment to focus on each chakra, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Visualize them awakening and radiating with vibrant colors, resonating with the energy of the Earth Star Chakra and the Earth itself.
- Allow yourself to bask in this harmonious flow of energy, feeling deeply connected to the Earth and supported by its nurturing presence. Stay in this state for as long as it feels comfortable, embracing the serenity and stability it brings.
- When you are ready to conclude the meditation, express gratitude for the Earth's energy and the connection you have established. Take a few gentle breaths, slowly returning your awareness to the present moment, and when you're ready, gently open your eyes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine, is primarily associated with grounding, stability, and our connection to the physical world. It ensures our basic survival needs are met and provides a foundation for personal growth. The Earth Star Chakra, located below the feet, serves as an extension of the Root Chakra, offering an amplified level of grounding and stability. It connects us directly to the core of the Earth and the collective consciousness of humanity, providing a broader perspective and a deepened sense of interconnectedness.
To improve your Earth Star Chakra, engage in grounding practices such as walking barefoot on the Earth, practicing grounding meditations, and connecting with nature. Use crystals and stones like hematite, smoky quartz, or black obsidian to support grounding and balance. Cultivate an awareness of your connection to the Earth and its energies through rituals, affirmations, and mindful choices that honor and respect the environment.
The Earth Star Chakra is associated with the elements of Earth and Grounding. It draws its energy from the solid foundation of the Earth, the stability of rocks and mountains, and the nurturing qualities of soil. The natural world, including forests, mountains, and landscapes, serves as a powerful conduit for the Earth Star Chakra's energy and connection to the Earth's core.