The meaning of chakra is 'wheel' in Sanskrit. It is used to refer to wheels of energy in our bodies.
Each of the seven chakras corresponds to a different nerve center. It is believed that each chakra affects different aspects of our wellbeing, health, and spirituality.
The chakra gemstones used in this suncatcher are:
7th Chakra (Crown): Amethyst
6th Chakra (Third Eye): Lapis Lazuli
5th Chakra (Throat): Aquamarine
4th Chakra (Heart): Green Aventurine
3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus): Tiger Eye
2nd Chakra (Sacral): Carnelian
1st Chakra (Root): Hematite
Properties of amethyst: relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, fear, rage and anxiety. Birthstone: February
Properties of lapis lazuli: releases stress, brings peace, brings harmony, friendship and love, encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity.
Properties of aquamarine: Cleansing, serenity, peace, inspiration, tranquility, inner strength, soothing, calming. Aquamarine is a stone of courage. It's calming energies reduce stress and soothe the mind. Birthstone: March
Properties of green aventurine: Creativity, imagination, independence, prosperity, calmness, career success and balance.
Properties of tiger eye: Protection, clear thinking, integrity, willpower, grounding, power, practicality, courage, grace, personal empowerment.
Properties of Carnelian: Emotional warmth, Sociability, Creativity, Individuality, Memory, Appreciation of nature, Harmony, Courage, Happiness and Self-esteem.
Properties of hematite: Focus, Concentration, Willpower, Reliability, Courage, Confidence, Optimism, Trust, Balance, Stability, Protection.