Transpersonal Chakras
What Is The Meaning Of Transpersonal Chakras?
Chakras: Wheels Of Life

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or vortex . They are an integral part of the body’s energy system and they are transformers of subtle energy. They take the Ki that is around us and transform it into the various frequencies our subtle energy system needs to keep us healthy.

It is generally agreed that there are seven major chakras in the human body and there are also more than twenty minor chakras .

The seven major chakras are (English and Sanskrit names):

What Are Chakras?

> First Chakra: Root Chakra

> Second Chakra: Sacral Chakra

> Third Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra

> Fourth Chakra: Heart Chakra

> Fifth Chakra: Throat Chakra

> Sixth Chakra: Brow Chakra

> Seventh Chakra: Crown Chakra

Chakras are closely linked to specific areas and parts of the body and to systems within the body.

The locations of the seven major chakras correspond to the locations of the main glands of the endocrine system, which are responsible for regulating mood, growth, tissue function and metabolism and is pivotal to physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Root chakra (1st) — Reproductive glands (testes in men; ovaries in women); controls sexual development and secretes sex hormones.

– Sacral chakra (2nd) — Adrenal glands; regulates the immune system and metabolism.

– Solar Plexus chakra (3rd) — Pancreas; regulates metabolism.

– Heart chakra (4th) — Thymus gland; regulates the immune system.

– Throat chakra (5th) — Thyroid gland; regulates body temperature and metabolism.

– Third Eye chakra (6th) — Pituitary gland; produces hormones and governs the function of the previous five glands; sometimes, the pineal gland is linked to the third eye chakra as well as to the crown chakra.

– Crown chakra (7th) — Pineal gland; regulates biological cycles, including sleep.

Each of the chakras is connected to the central energy channel in the spine, which is called the sushumna, and is also connected to the idaand the pingala, which are the yin and the yang energy channels which crisscross along the sushumna. The points where they cross are the locations of the seven major chakras.

The chakras act like transformers and are responsible for drawing in and distributing subtle energy from the Universal supply of ki, as well as acting as exit points for unwanted energy.

The Chakras store the energy of thoughts, feelings, memories, experiences, and actions. They influence and direct our present and future mindset, behaviour, emotional health, and actions.

Our energy system governs our energetic and psychic well-being.

The life force in each chakra can be processed, transmuted and released so that we consciously manifest what we want to call in, rather than experience more of the same.

Prana informs us, and influences our actions and behaviours, determining our health, career opportunities, relationships, and more. The subtle body depicts how our inner reality creates our outer reality.

> Reiki, Chakras and the Human Energy Field

Transpersonal Chakras

There are 7 major chakras within the body, from the root to the crown, each holding unique qualities and meanings.

The lower chakras are connected to more earthly energies and the higher chakras are connected to more cosmic energies.

All chakras, however, transmit energy both upwards and downwards, and so in this way, they are all connected.

One thing that those chakras have in common is that they all are connected to the body and specifically relate to the endocrine/immune system. What the additional chakras have in common is that they are not connected to the physical body or at least not so obviously as the seven personal chakras.

The additional ones can be referred to as transpersonal chakras.

We are of course on a journey through life and as well as our individual journeys, there is also the journey of humankind. I’d say that part of the journey of humankind is to evolve from being a five sensory being into a multi-sensory being i.e. develop our inner senses as well as the five more common senses.

As we make that journey into developing that part of our being which is less known, or into the spiritual/energetic part of ourselves, then it seems natural that we should be developing outside of the current parameters of our physical body and thus more into spirit. So, we could consider the additional chakras to be chakras of spirit too….as they are not obviously aligned to the physical ….so far as we know. 

N.B. two of the chakras around the head area (causal and soul star) may have actually been embodied within a different shape of the human skull in ancient times. There have been human skulls found in both Peru and Egypt (and they are located in museums now) that were developed in such a way that these extra two chakras could have been located within the skull itself.

Katrina Raphaell suggests in “The Crystalline Transmission” that these skulls found were remnants of the ancient civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria.


The additional chakras are the:

Stellar Gateway – located 12 inches/30 cm above the crown chakra

Soul Star – located 6 inches/15 cm above the crown chakra

Causal – located 3-4 inches/8-10 cm above and behind the crown chakra

Higher Heart – located 3-4 inches/9-10 cm above the heart chakra 

Earth Star – located 12 inches/30 cm below the feet

These are still discoveries in progress of course, but let’s look briefly at each one of these:

Stellar Gateway

A lot of the clues are in the name – a gateway into Universal consciousness and Oneness. Impossible to define Oneness in this context, but I would think of it as something experiential rather than theoretical – a transcendental Divine experience and somewhat impersonal. It is said to be challenging to maintain this chakra in an open state. Said to resonate with the crystal Calcite.

Soul Star

This chakra is located just beyond the 7th chakra as part of the 12 chakra system.

This works in tandem with the Earth Star chakra and acts as a sort of filter for the energy received in the Stellar Gateway to be “brought down” into the physicality. The balance with the Earth Star is needed to ground (at a deeper level) the Divine experience.

It’s also a way of integrating the Soul understandings into the human experience i.e. the fact that everything is an experience at the Soul level and that there is no good bad. The level of balance needed in this chakra is indicated by the fact that we can’t escape into the Soul understandings of this chakra and avoid the human experience. i.e. we find the mid-point.

This chakra needs ongoing cleansing and one thing that needs to be cleared is astral pollution that is picked up in the dream state. A lot of this can be avoided by setting a clear intention before going to sleep to avoid the lower astral planes.  Good grounding is also vital.

When the Soul Star chakra is balanced, we feel aligned with our purpose, connected to the world beyond us, and in touch with our intuition.

The mind is quiet and we experience a great sense of ease and harmony wherever we find ourselves.

When the Soul Star chakra is underactive, we may feel lost or without purpose, disconnected from the collective community, or trapped in the illusions of the ego.

When the Soul Star chakra is overactive, we may feel disconnected from our body and the earth, unbalanced, or confused about how to bridge our earthly and spiritual sides.


Working with this chakra is said to be very helpful to still the mind. Meditation and other self-mastery techniques are very useful in this respect as well as the Harmony symbol for Reiki II (and above) people. Once this chakra starts to do its work (and bear in mind the human being has to do its work too) then we can allow more Soul energy from the Soul Star into the human experience.

This chakra resonates with the crystal Kyanite and I would recommend a piece of that under your pillow at night.

Higher Heart

I have a different sense of this chakra to most of those that have already been published and believe chakra centre that opens us to the heart of humanity i.e. a sort of global consciousness that enables us to remember many things that are not stored in our personal consciousness such as the people that we need to meet in our lives.

It is also a place to embody the non-judgement that we suspect or know that exists at a Soul level, and additionally there’s almost like a Soul Group consciousness that sits with this chakra.

It resonates with the colour turquoise (green of the heart and blue of the throat) and crystals of a turquoise colour. It is, in my opinion, incredibly related to the healing of Earth and has a way of connecting with the Earth Star chakra that somehow relates to the electro-magnetic energy field of the collective human consciousness and the electro-magnetic energy field of the Planet.

There is an extra-ordinary connection with certain aspects of both the Pleiadian and Atlantean consciousness that somehow relates to this chakra.

The Higher Heart Chakra is located at the Thymus. The Thymus gland sits between the heart and the sternum, and supports an immune response, producing T-cells that distinguish pathogens and fend them off. The Thymus is energetically represented by the Higher Heart Chakra, also known as the Etheric Chakra, and the Seat of The Soul. It is a filter of unconditional love and acts for the highest good of all, enabling connection with the Divine and Divine Soul Union.

The Higher Heart Chakra energetically connects with higher consciousness and communicates that information to the Heart Chakra through the Thymus.

Energy shifts are taking place as we ascend from 3D to 5D via the 4D bridge. These energy shifts activate the Higher Heart, enabling soul communication by opening the channels of telepathy with spirit guides, and beings in the Astral realms.

It connects the emotions of Divine love, compassion, truth and forgiveness, with the area where language originates, allowing you to speak from the heart.

This is an important area of the body to aid the growth of Spiritual heart based feelings and communication.

Its energy is extremely helpful to everyone who wants to ensure that the way they communicate is compassionate towards others. 

The higher heart chakra governs the immune system, and its vibration helps during infections, especially influenza.

It is energy aids the thyroid gland and throat, just above it.

It’s energy helps to improve the general well-being of the physical body, and will aid high blood pressure, and healing of tumors.

Earth Star

This chakra works in harmony with the Soul Star (though all chakras work in a harmonic fashion of course) and also for the connection to the Higher Heart and the electromagnetic energy fields of human consciousness and the planet.

This also works to improve a person’s grounding. Once we start to actively “retrieve” the energies of the Soul through our healing/regression work (or already have them in place) then it becomes essential to ground with this chakra.

One method is to ground as per normal i.e. roots / base chakra into the heart of Mother Earth with a two connection between person/planet. Then additionally ground down via the Earth Star chakra into the planet. As this chakra works in tandem with the Soul Star, my toughts are that this will serve to help us anchor more of our Soul energy, or make it easier to process through the human experience or both.

Resonates with crystal Hematite, however I would also add use it in tandem with black tourmaline and I would also think about both Nuumite and Spectacularite and see if they resonate for you. The latter both have interesting vibrations in that you either get them or you don’t and my own sense is that you resonate with one or the other.

The Earth Star Chakra can be found approximately 10-12 inches below your feet, having the lowest position of all the transpersonal chakras.

Some texts suggest that the Sanskrit name of the Earth Star chakra is Vasundhara, which translates as “The Daughter of the Earth”.

Also called the “super root”, the Earth Star chakra is the grounding energy centre that belongs to the etheric body. It represents our “anchor” for both the physical and the spiritual world.

Together with the 12 chakra system, it forms a complete energetic structure that starts from the ground up and all the way to the highest cosmic gateway energy centre.

The more you activate and use the superior chakras, the more you have to pay attention to the lower chakras as well. It’s important to always keep things in balance.

Transpersonal Chakras And Reiki

From Reiki 2 level onward this energy centre becomes more activated and in balance with the Soul Star chakra. As for the Muladhara chakra, you may visualise the Earth Star chakra and send energy to it for about 10 minutes or so.

There is also the Earth Star chakra frequency of 68.05Hz. By playing music on this frequency you can stimulate its growth and activation.

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Giancarlo is a fully qualified Spiritual Healer, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regression Therapist.

He is a Master Teacher member of the UK Reiki Federation and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, Federation of Holistic Therapists, the Spiritual Regression Therapy Association and the General Hypnotherapy Register. Read more.