Chakra Animal Symbols

Exploring Chakra Animal Symbols

Last Updated on April 6, 2024 by Avia

Chakra Animal Symbols And Their Meanings: There is a symbolic chakra animal living within each of the prime power centers, and this totally jazzes me. As readers of this site know, I often refer to animal symbols and chakra symbols when doing symbolic/interpretive work.

Why Exploring Chakra Animal Symbols Matters

The two symbolic languages (chakras and animals) offer outstanding translations in meaning and energy. 

Why?  Because…

1) Animals are endlessly generous in offering their messages, personalities and meanings with us.

2) Chakras serve as a phenomenal reference for the circuitry or pattern of human energy.

So, the idea of each energetic chakra hosting a featured animal symbol (personality/attribute) is enormously appealing to me. It’s like Oreo cookies: combining the best parts into one delightful sweet treat.

“With the right alignment, everything you want makes its way into your experience. You are the keeper of your own gate.”

~Esther Hicks
chakra animal symbols
Chakra animal symbols

About Chakra Animals

This page on chakra animal symbols is an expression of my passion about both (animal and chakra) systems of energetic communication.

You can use this system (animal chakra chart below) in your own life too.

For example, if an aspect of you (or someone you love) requires attention …let’s say your intent is to enhance your abdominal/digestive health. We’d look to ignite the energy of the solar plexus chakra.

Continuing this illustration, the Manipura chakra’s animal is the ram: Proud, strong, determined, willful and able to push through obstacles. In our example we could visualize the ram “pushing through” digestive blockages.

See how these animalistic attributes combined with chakra properties can serve us?

Using the symbolism of the chakras combined with their animals (and their colors) puts astoundingly effective tools in our hands for growth and healing.

chakra animal symbols
Chakra animal symbols

The following chakra animal symbol chart is a result of my thoughts on these great systems of energetic communication. ( click here on a note about the 7th, Sahasrara chakra animal designation )


Chakra Animal Symbols And Their Energetic Correspondences

Muladhara Elephant

Chakra: Root – Muladhara
Animal Symbol:  Elephant
Animal Attributes:  Charges through blockages. Protects. Remembers. Loves closeness, affection and togetherness. Social. Effective.
Chakra Animal Motto: “I Provide.”

Swadhisthana Crocodile

Chakra: Sacral – Swadhisthana
Animal Symbol:  Crocodile
Animal Attributes:  Encourages creativity. Balancing. Goes deep within for guidance and resurfaces with answers. Changeable.
Chakra Animal Motto: “I Develop.”

Manipura Ram

Chakra: Solar Plexus – Manipura
Animal Symbol:  Ram
Animal Attributes:  Motivates. Strong will. Determination. Lives by instinct and ‘gut feelings.’ Will not move on a decision unless 100% sure about it. Expansive power.
Chakra Animal Motto: “I Recharge.”

Anahata Antelope

Chakra: Heart – Anahata
Animal Symbol:  Antelope
Animal Attributes: Inspires. Tenderness. Leaps over pettiness. Grace. Sensitive and empathic. Often feels solutions rather than rely on pure logic to solve problems.
Chakra Animal Motto: “I Share.

Vishuddha White Elephant

Chakra: Throat – Vishuddha
Animal Symbol:  White elephant
Animal Attributes: Purifies. Communicates. Imagines. Harmonizes. Strives to share and develop harmony. Seeks creative, imaginative ways to convey thoughts, feelings and ideas.
Chakra Animal Motto: “I Express.”

Ajna Black Antelope

Chakra: Third Eye – Ajna
Animal Symbol:  Black Antelope
Animal Attributes:  Explores inner realms. Enjoys all kinds of travel – inner journeying and physical journeys. Trusting. Guided by inner vision. Truthful.
Chakra Animal Motto: “I Guide.”

Sahasrara Egg (all potential)

Chakra: Crown – Sahasrara
Animal Symbol:  Egg
Animal Attributes:  Expresses potential. Follows purity. Unlimited potential. Realization of ultimate truth. Able to create universal change. Always expanding and ascending.
Chakra Animal Motto: “I Reveal.”

A Note About the Crown Chakra – Sahasrara Egg

A note about the Sahasrara chakra animal (Crown Chakra): I’ve research various theories on the sacred chakra animal symbol for the 7th chakra. Ancient Hindu texts don’t exclusively reference a chakra animal for the Sahasrara, 7th chakra. I took some liberties here by assigning the egg to this chakra.

I suggest you take even further liberties by imagining your own animal of illumination and power curled up inside that 7th chakra egg. In unfolding the lotus petals of this vital chakra, picture the cosmic egg cracking open to liberate your power animal – the animal of your choosing that represents all the potential Sahasrara represents.

Conclusion About Chakra Animal Symbols

I hope you have enjoyed this page on chakra animal symbols. But don’t stop here in your exploration. Dive deeper into the implications of the chakras and their animal inhabitants. Do your own exploratory meditations and research. The more we seek, the more we find!

Mighty brightly,

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