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What to Anticipate From a Chakra Reading Period

Chakras are energy centers inside your body that are anchored in place. Each chakra relates to a different aspect of your life and each chakra is a certain color. Reading the chakra system is a vital part of an energy healing treatment. If you have achiness or stiffness, or certain reoccurring emotions and fears, you may find that a specific chakra is affected or blocked.

If you’re reading this, you’re likely interested in (or at least intrigued by) the prospect of a chakra reading. That means you are probably open to the idea that your chakras – the energy systems in your body that correlate to various mental and physical strengths and ailments – are worth paying attention to.

Prepare for a ritual set-up

Psychic Mukazi, yoga instructor and life coach at Psychic Love Spell Caster in South Africa led my chakra reading. He explained to me that the vessel he would be using to read each chakra was a clear crystal.

“I use a clear quartz crystal pendulum to conduct chakra readings because it is known as a ‘master healer’ crystal that can absorb, store, release and regulate energy,” Mukazi said. “Its six prisms of light reflect the whole color spectrum and are suited with any of the seven chakras.”

He cleansed the crystal with an essential oil so that it didn’t hold energy from a previous session or from her, so he could get as clear a reading as possible on each chakra.

Psychic Mukazi also saged the area around both of us to rid the space from outside energy we may have brought in.

I selected a ginger lemon tea to kick-start my Zen, set up a stack of bolsters on a blanket in the studio, took off my shoes as instructed, and positioned myself to start the reading.

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Hold the Crystal over each Chakra

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As I got situated, Mukazi explained that he would hold the crystal over each chakra, one at a time, and would ask me to close my eyes and relax while he let the crystal work its magic (literally, maybe).

As he described, the crystal will begin to move in different ways depending on what’s going on with that specific energy center of your body. If that specific chakra is open, the pendulum will move clockwise. If it’s imbalanced (meaning you’re currently processing something or something is moving through you), it will move counter-clockwise.

If your chakra is blocked, the pendulum won’t move at all.

“That’s when we haven’t come to grips with something,” Mukazi said. It can a state of turmoil, something unsettled or a situation we’re not ready to face.

Get comfortable.

Depending on how blocked or imbalanced your chakras are, the session might take a while – and that’s a good thing! Don’t shy away from a 75-minute or 90-minute session, they provide a ton of information and I found that I didn’t want to leave when the session wrapped up. I felt like we only scratched the surface.

Take advantage of any props at your disposal: blankets, blocks, bolsters, or anything else the space has to offer to increase your level of comfort. Also, the 

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more relaxed you are, the more present you’ll stay, and the more accurate your energy level readings will be.

You may end up talking with your guide as much as listening.
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After allowing time for the crystal to spin or steady itself, Psychic Mukazi explained whether each chakra was open, blocked or imbalanced. From there, he’d ask a few questions about why that might be. Be ready to ask yourself – and answer if you feel inclined – what the underlying reasons behind what each chakra energy is telling you.

I wanted to take notes about everything we talked about, but Psychic Mukazi encouraged me to just take it in as we talked, and whatever stuck with me afterwards was what I was meant to remember and focus on.

And, he asked me to keep in mind that a chakra reading is generally very based in the present.

“If you meditated earlier, [you may] have more openness in a reading, versus if you’ve had a tough day and then come in [for one],” Julianne said.

After the session was over, I felt much more clear-headed and relaxed. When discussing some of the reasons why I might be having some energetic imbalances in one area or another, articulating what’s been on my mind helped me see it from a third person perspective. I walked away with less stress about it and more curiosity and interest in how to move past those specific blockages and into more clarity.

My post-chakra reading, post-reiki bliss lasted all of 10 minutes – until I crossed the street from the studio and a driver cut me off, when I made an exaggerated gasp out of exasperation 

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