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Ajna, the Third Eye Chakra: Indigo Color Theory

Written by Kate Curry

What Are Chakras?

It’s amazing how much of our current day-to-day lives are affected by beliefs and traditions from thousands of years ago. Chakras, a concept from the beginning of Hinduism (from around 1500 and 500 BC) are a very important aspect or Tantra of Hinduism.

Chakra, meaning “wheel” in Sanskrit, refers to the wheels within us that are made of energy. Everybody has even these wheels that align along our spines. Each wheel is associated with a different color, organs, elements, gemstones, and emotions. These chakra wheels have been referred to as having important effects on our spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health.

The Function Of The Indigo Chakra

The third eye chakra, Ajna, is found between your eyebrows. This chakra is the center of universal consciousness, clarity, knowledge, and intuition. It makes the link between the world and our soul clearer. Ajna is meant to inspire reflection, self-awareness while enhancing your sixth sense.

An indigo watercolor background  with a blue circle. At the center of the circle is a woman wearing white, sitting in a meditation pose.

The Ajna chakra is said to have an effect on:

  • Pineal Glands
  • Vision
  • Hypothalamus

The Ajna chakra is also associated with gemstones:

  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Sapphire
  • Amethyst
  • Sodalite
  • Kyanite

The third eye chakra is important for imagination and balance. This chakra helps us focus on the meanings behind our actions and thoughts, and how they affect those around us. If this chakra is blocked, you will find it difficult to focus, be aware, and make good decisions.

Indigo Chakra Color and It’s Meaning

Our Ajna chakra is symbolized with a gorgeous deep indigo, the perfect mix of red and blue. Across the world, the color indigo has multiple cultural, societal, and spiritual meanings. There’s also personal connections to colors as well which can influence your relationship with colors.

In the traditional Hindu sense, red symbolizes:

  • Purification
  • Negates evil
  • Mourning

Across the world, indigo, a deep mix of red and blue, is the perfect mix of the vibrancy of red and the calmness of blue. These two opposite shades mixing together creates a harmonious hue that can help lead to spiritual clarity and inner wisdom.

Ajna light therapy is used to help you feel less stress, develop a stronger intuition, help with creative breakthroughs, and make meditation easier. It is said that if you are having a hard time meditating to surround yourself with indigo, as it could help you slip into a deep and serene meditative state.

Wearing Ajna

In a white photo studio, a smiling woman with long brown hair is wearing a navy blue floral robe.

Dignified and ancient, people have been wearing indigo for thousands of years. One of the oldest colored dyes, indigo was used to express wisdom and justice. Indigo, often mistaken for navy blue or deep purple, can be a little rare to find, but this stunning shade is worth it!

Crafting With Ajna

A close up image of our windswept ribbon yarn, which is indigo, navy, and purple fuzzy ribbon.

With the perfect mix of raging red and soothing blue, indigo has been used for thousands of years in art. Romans even used indigo to paint their statues! By using indigo in your art, you are calling back to an ancient time where indigo was harvested to create a deep, moody hue that decorated the gods and goddesses of old.

Need some? We may have a few options!

Our Ajna Amethyst Kit

Amethyst energy bundle with all items showing in front of a white background. 2 amethyst, 2 skeins sparkle worsted weight silk, 1 skeins chakra beaded cotton yarn, 3 color sari silk ribbon sample card, and coordinating furoshiki.

If you're looking to amp up your crafting energy, we have the perfect kit for you! Our 8 Chakras Energy Bundles are inspired by Ajnaand the other 7 chakras. Each kit comes with a variety of handmade eco-friendly yarn, crystals, and a gorgeous furoshiki wrap that will help charge your creative flow!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.