What Colour Is The Third Eye Chakra? And What Does It Do?

The seven main chakras in the energetic body all serve a different purpose and all are represented by a different colour.

Understanding the colours that correspond with each chakra can be helpful because then you can discover the best crystals and herbs to use with this chakra.

What Colour Is The Third Eye Chakra


In this article, I want to focus on the third eye chakra and the colour associated with it – purple!

What Colour Is The Third Eye Chakra?

The third eye chakra is most commonly seen as indigo which is a gorgeous blue-purple shade.

Purple is often thought of as a spiritual and mystical colour, making it a very appropriate hue for the third eye.

To connect with or unblock your third eye chakra, look for crystals in a similar shade.

The following crystals resonate well with the purple third eye chakra:

  • Amethyst
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Labradorite
  • Celestite
  • Angelite
  • Sodalite
  • Purple Fluorite
  • Clear Quartz
  • Lepidolite
  • Iolite
  • Kyanite
  • Turquoise
  • Azurite
  • Black Obsidian
What Colour Is The Third Eye Chakra

What Does The Third Eye Chakra Do?

Now we know what colour the third eye chakra is, let’s roll back and learn more about what this chakra does.

The third eye is probably one of the most well-known chakras as people often talk about the third eye, the mind’s eye, or the inner eye in reference to spiritual awareness.

Our third eye, which is known as Ajna in Sanskrit, sits between and just above our eyebrows on the forehead.

This chakra connects us to the spiritual realm and is associated with psychics and clairvoyants. It allows us to see things more clearly – both in life and on our spiritual journey.

The third eye is the source of our intuition or our ‘knowing’ and is an invaluable tool for navigating through life.

It is also responsible for our self-awareness and our perceptions of the world around us.

How To Know If Your Third Eye Is Blocked

If there is an energetic blockage in the third eye chakra, you may find yourself doubting what you believe in and you may struggle with a lack of self-awareness.

If you are a clairvoyant, you may find it difficult to connect with the spirit realm and to connect with your guides. Messages may not come through as clearly as they usually do.

When doing tarot readings or reading runes, you may suddenly find that the spreads make no sense.

You may also feel a general disconnect with your spiritual path – this can apply regardless of what belief system you hold.

If you are usually a very intuitive person, you may find that your intuition is off or that your perceptions are wrong.

You may even find that, if you’re usually a creative person, you’re suddenly lacking imagination.

Or, if you usually remember your dreams vividly, you’re having a hard time recalling them the next day.

What Colour Is The Third Eye Chakra

Can The Third Eye Be Too Active?

As well as experiencing energetic blockages, there is also the possibility of having an overactive third eye chakra – which again comes down to an imbalance of energy.

An overactive third eye is commonly experienced by people who are new to working with spirit. And although you can’t really turn your chakras on or off, it can certainly feel like you’ve flicked a switch and are suddenly inundated with messages from spirit and from your guides.

You can also find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts – especially when you try to meditate or sleep – if your third eye is overactive.

Remember, when you start working with the third eye chakra, and the spiritual realm, it’s very important you protect yourself.

Physical Symptoms Associated With The Third Eye Chakra

There are also a number of physical symptoms to represent a blocked third eye chakra.

You may find yourself suddenly suffering from headaches or even migraines. Some people may develop a sensitivity to light, with or without head pains. And sinus issues are not uncommon either.

You may develop problems with your sleep – whether that be difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep.

If your third eye is overactive, you may feel overly tired all the time.

It’s not uncommon for people to experience poor mental health when there is an energetic blockage around the third eye chakra.

What Colour Is The Third Eye Chakra

Working With the Third Eye Colour: Indigo

It’s important to know how to work with your third eye chakra and how to use its representative colour to your advantage.

When working with the third eye, you need to be able to recognise if it is blocked or overactive. And you need to know how to deal with either situation.

If you are a Reiki healer, you will have an automatic advantage, as you will be used to working with the chakra energies and recognising when the flow of energy is not quite right – and you’ll know how to fix this.

But, you don’t have to be a spiritual healer to balance the energy of the third eye. There are a number of things that can help.

Working with blue and purple crystals, like the ones listed above, can be incredibly helpful in ensuring the energy flow through your third eye is balanced.

You can take a crystal, such as amethyst, lie down, and place it directly onto your third eye chakra to make sure the energy is flowing correctly.

Just envisage the crystal clearing any blockages and picture the energy flowing from your crown, through your third eye, and into your throat chakra and the rest of the chakras in your energetic body.

Another method for clearing the third eye chakra is to meditate. Lie down and relax your body and mind. Then imagine a bright indigo light bathing your third eye chakra. Feel the warm glow as it clears any blockages and ensures the energy is in balance.

You can also work with herbs or oils such as lavender to maintain a proper energy flow through the third eye.

Final Thoughts

The third eye is probably one of the most well-known chakras, but that doesn’t mean that it is always understood.

Knowing how your third eye chakra works, understanding the colour that represents it and how to work with this colour, are important for maintaining a good flow of energy.

It is not uncommon to have an overactive or a blocked third eye chakra, but working with the colour indigo and its representative crystals and herbs, you can restore balance to the third eye.