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The Earth Star Chakra Explained (+ How to Balance it)

The Earth Star Chakra Explained (+ How to Balance it)

Feeling disconnected, scattered, or ungrounded? It may be time to connect with your Earth Star Chakra.

This profound energy center can provide a wellspring of nurturing earth energy to empower and center you. Yet, it often gets overlooked.

Today, we’ll shine a light on the Earth Star Chakra so you can benefit from its positive energy in your everyday life. We’ll also equip you with practical techniques to bring this foundational chakra into balance.

What Is the Earth Star Chakra?

Most of us know about the seven major chakras located in the physical body. However, there’s actually an expanded chakra system beyond the physical body that contains additional chakras, sometimes known as transpersonal chakras or subpersonal chakras.

The Earth Star and Soul Star chakras are part of this extended system. These two lesser-known chakras exist within your energetic field.

Also called the “super root chakra,” The Earth Star Chakra has an incredibly profound connection to the Earth. Known by its Sanskrit name Vasundhara or “daughter of the earth,” this chakra serves as a grounding force for your whole chakra system.

Its deep bond with the Earth’s core anchors you firmly in the present moment while linking you to the planet’s energy.

Unlike the Root Chakra that grounds us in the physical world, the Earth Star Chakra takes this a step further. It acts as a conduit between you and earthly energies. 

This life force energy empowers you with a collective consciousness and an expanded awareness of your strong connection to all existence. We feel stability, presence, and an integral sense of belonging through the Earth Star Chakra.

Where Is the Earth Star Chakra Located?

The Earth Star Chakra isn’t found within the physical body. Instead, it’s located in the energetic field about twelve inches below your feet. It is connected to the etheric body, the subtle energy system which exists beyond our physical being.

Despite being outside of the physical body, the Earth Star Chakra is an extension of the internal Root Chakra. Its location enables you to tap into the grounding forces of our planet.

It provides a solid foundation by connecting you to the stable energy of the Earth’s core.

12 chakra system
The 12 Chakra System

The Earth Star Chakra Symbol

The symbolic representation of the Earth Star Chakra resembles a Merkaba, a three-dimensional tetrahedron shape.

This geometric form evokes the stabilizing energy and rooted connection to the Earth that this chakra embodies. The Earth Star Chakra’s colors are maroon, brown, and earthy brown – reflecting its resonance with the grounding forces of the planet.

The rich symbolic visuals and colors of the Earth Star Chakra reflect its essence as our anchor to the Earth below.

When unbalanced, this chakra may appear unusually dark and muddy to those able to perceive auras and energy fields.

The Earth Star Chakra Color

When the Earth Star Chakra is inactive it is represented as a ball of black and white energy below the feet.

As this spiritual energy center awakens, it transforms into rich earthen hues like black, brown, gray, and magenta that evoke its stabilizing essence.

These deep, earthy pigments mirror the way this chakra anchors one’s entire energetic system to the Earth’s profound yet subtle energy.

Overall, a balanced Earth Star Chakra shines with the vibrant colors of soil, rock, and minerals.

How Do You Balance the Earth Star Chakra?

We’ve explored what the Earth Star Chakra is and why it matters. Now, you may be wondering: how can I balance this energy center that lies outside the physical body?

The good news is there are some simple techniques that can help you balance this chakra to develop a stronger bond with the Earth.

Let’s dive into the approaches that can align this foundational chakra:

Earth Yourself

Since the Earth Star Chakra is about grounding the planet, earthing techniques are highly effective for balancing this energy center. Regular earthing sessions create a stronger conduit to the planet’s nourishing energies.

A barefoot walk outside is a potent earthing technique to help balance the chakra. Try to walk on grass or earth rather than concrete to maximize the grounding effects. 

As you walk, feel your feet connecting with the ground and breathe deeply. If you don’t have access to the outdoors, even mindful walking indoors barefoot can also help balance this chakra.

To practice indoor earthing, rest your feet on the floor of your home that is closest to the ground. Visualize your feet rooting into the Earth and the flow of energy from Mother Gaia as you take slow, mindful breaths.

This simple practice channels earth energy through your being, anchoring and stabilizing your aura.

To boost the effectiveness of the practice, place crystals such as smoky quartz or black onyx, essential oils, or other Earth Star Chakra balancing tools near your feet during the exercise.

Earth Star Chakra Meditation

Earth Star Chakra Meditation is a powerful practice to nurture your bond with the Earth. This technique will allow you to visualize growing roots from your body into the planet.

To practice this technique, find a serene natural spot where you can sit undisturbed. Once you’ve found this place, follow these steps:

  1. Rest comfortably with your spine against a tree or your feet rooted into the Earth. Slowly inhale and exhale through your mouth, releasing tension.
  2. Sit tall, lifting your heart skyward while imagining your feet or tailbone extending roots down below.
  3. Breathe softly through your nose as you envision stable roots growing from your being.
  4. Focus on your intention to connect with Mother Earth.
  5. Release heaviness, uncertainty, and imbalances down through your roots into the planet’s core.
  6. Take time to enjoy the gentle breathing and heartening sense of belonging. Listen inwardly for guidance.
  7. When ready to finish, thank the Earth and gently open your eyes, feeling revitalized.
Try this grounding meditation to support your Earth Star Chakra

Earth Star Chakra Yoga

Certain yoga poses can nurture a deep connection to the Earth and balance the Earth Star Chakra. One excellent posture is Mountain Pose or Tadasana.

This pose promotes grounding vitality from the Earth that you can channel into your entire being. It also builds a stronger connection between the body and mind while anchoring you to the stabilizing forces of nature.

Here’s how to try this pose at home:

  1. Stand, positioning your feet side-by-side. Place your big toes so they touch. Separate your heels slightly so there’s space between them.
  2. Lift your toes up off the ground, spreading them apart. Hold for a moment. Then, relax your toes back down onto the ground.
  3. Imagine a string lifting up through the center of your body, pulling your chest and sternum bone up toward the ceiling. Don’t push your lower ribs forward. Open your chest wide.
  4. Gently pull your shoulder blades down toward your back. Avoid scrunching your shoulders up near your ears. Allow your arms to relax at your sides with palms facing forward.
  5. Align your head directly over your hips. Look straight ahead.
  6. Inhale deeply and hold the pose for a few slow breaths.

If you’re new to yoga, you might face some challenges doing this pose initially. If so, here are a few tips to help you master the movements:

  • Place your feet about hip-width apart to help balance. Point your toes, knees, and hips straight ahead.
  • If possible, ask a teacher to check that your head, shoulders, hips, and ankles are in one straight line.
  • Fix your gaze on a spot ahead to help you maintain balance.
  • Feel the lift from your pelvis through the top of your head. Notice areas of tension and try to release them if possible.
Mountain Pose
Mountain Pose

Reflexology for Earth Star Chakra

Since the Earth Star Chakra is located under the feet, reflexology and massaging this body part can help open this energy center. 

Reflexology is a foot massage technique that targets pressure points connected to organs and systems in the body.

These pressure points under the feet are also linked to the Earth Star Chakra. That’s why massaging them clears blockages so energy can flow.

To do a reflexology massage for the Earth Star Chakra, follow these steps:

  1. Use your thumbs or knuckles to massage the ball of your foot right below the big toe. Apply firm, circular motions.
  2. Keep breathing deeply as you massage. Picture tension and blocked energy breaking up and dissolving.
  3. Imagine the Earth’s universal energies flowing freely through your feet up into your body.
  4. Switch feet periodically. You can sit while doing this, taking one foot at a time.
  5. As you massage, envision roots extending down from your feet into the planet.
  6. Repeat this ritual daily to keep energy aligned and grounded.

Earth Star Chakra Affirmations

Positive affirmations can make a world of difference when balancing the Earth Star Chakra. By saying affirmations you can release healing vibrational energies and nurture your sense of connection to Mother Earth.

Affirmations will help you feel rooted in the planet’s profound yet subtle energy. To receive all these benefits, try incorporating these statements into your daily routine:

  • “I feel the loving embrace of Mother Earth; she protects me.”
  • “I’m part of the web of all existence – past, present, and future.”
  • “I open my mind to receive wise guidance.”
  • “My energy feels calm, stable, and secure.”
  • “I channel the restorative healing energy of the Earth.”
  • “Mother Earth grounds me and lends me strength.”
  • “I welcome the Earth’s vitalizing force flowing within me.”
  • “I’m receptive to our planet’s bountiful energy.”
  • “I let go of negativity, releasing it to be transformed by the Earth.”

Earth Star Chakra Crystals

Earth-toned stones and black crystals resonate with the Earth Star Chakra’s grounding energies. That’s why working regularly with these dark crystals aligns your energy body with the subtle power of the planet.

Here are some popular crystals to balance this powerful energy centre.

Black Obsidian

Black obsidian is highly powerful in clearing blockages in the Earth Star Chakra.

This powerful cleansing stone improves energy flow and spiritual grounding. It helps release fear, anger, stress, and other negative emotions.

Black Tourmaline

This stone eases tension in the body and mind while promoting self-confidence and diminishing fear.

Its protective powers shield against negative energies. In addition, black tourmaline empowers you by grounding your energy into the Earth. So, you can use it in purification rituals or place it by your feet during meditation.

Red Jasper

Red jasper can boost self-trust, courage, and stability in all aspects of your daily life. Its grounding frequency creates comfort, strength, and spiritual balance.

Meditate with this stone to reconnect your spirit to the Earth Star Chakra. 

Essential Oils for the Earth Chakra

Essential oils complement energy healing through their aroma and vibration.

You can apply oils mindfully to feet or wrists to further align the physical and energetic bodies with the Earth Star Chakra’s grounding energies.

Try experimenting with these healing oils:

OilsBenefits
Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Palo SantoEarthly connection and sense of grounding
White Sage, Frankincense, Red CloverPurifying and releasing energies
Frankincense, Myrrh, White SageConnect Earth Star and Soul Star Chakras
White Fir, Frankincense, MyrrhAncestral connection and releasing patterns

Earth Star Chakra Opening Symptoms

Now that you’ve started practicing chakra balancing techniques, how do you know if they’re working?

When the Earth star chakra is blocked, you may experience:

  • Instability
  • Lack of balance
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Issues with your physical health like metabolism issues, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue and poor blood circulation

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms then opening your Earth Star Chakra can help to reduce or get rid of these issues all together.

When the Earth Star Chakra opens, you might experience these benefits:

  • Sense of security and sense of balance
  • Happiness
  • Sense of peace
  • Optimism about life
  • An ability to appreciate simple pleasures
  • Greater stability in aspects of your life
  • Increased stillness
  • Feeling securely grounded and connected to the planet
  • Improved intuition and creativity
  • A sense of being energetically recharged

Wrapping Up

With the Earth Star Chakra explained, you now hold the keys to harnessing its grounding power.

Small steps like earthing, meditation, yoga poses and other spiritual practices can help build your spiritual connection to the planet’s energies and release stagnant energy from your being.

Don’t forget powerful tools like reflexology, affirmations, crystals, and essential oils too. Whenever you feel unsteady and scattered, take time to activate your Earth Star Chakra

Author

  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.