Chakras 101: Blocked, Balanced and Overactive – What’s The Difference?

Before we get into the differences between blocked, balanced and overactive chakras, you may be wondering what exactly is a chakra. Well, if you’re new here and are wondering what chakras are, be sure to check out this post: A (Super) Beginners Guide To Understanding Chakras. This will give you a full (and easy to understand) breakdown of what chakras are!

Chakras are swirling wheels of energy where the physical and consciousness meet.

A (Super) Beginners Guide To Understanding Chakras

Now what’s the difference between balanced, blocked and overactive chakras?

Remember that chakras can either be balanced, overactive or blocked. When your chakras are balanced they are in a state of harmony and are distributing high vibrational energy. When a chakra is overactive, it means that the chakra is distributing too much energy thus causing an imbalance to that particular chakra. And when a chakra is blocked, it means that the chakra is experiencing some sort of blockage or is disturbing low vibrational energy thus (again) causing an imbalance.

Different emotional, physical and spiritual things can cause a chakra to become blocked or overactive. Overall, things like stress, illness, emotional distress, unhealthy eating habits or conflict are contributing factors to imbalances within the chakra system.

Keep in mind, that all of the chakras are interconnected. The goal is for our chakras to stay open, aligned, and with the energy moving easefully between each of them. A state of harmony.

When one chakra experiences a blockage or imbalance, it affects all the others. This disruption of energy can cause your mind, body, and spirit to suffer.

How do I know if my chakras are blocked, balanced or overactive?

I got you! Keep reading to get an overview of some symptoms/characteristics of blocked, balanced and overactive chakras.

Root Chakra

BLOCKED: Fearful, anxious, financial instability, ungrounded
BALANCED: Safe, secure, centered, grounded
OVERACTIVE: Greedy, lust for power, aggressive, materialistic

Remember, the Root Chakra is symbolic of our basic needs. It is our foundation and is all about feeling safe and secure.

Sacral Chakra

BLOCKED: Low libido, fear of intimacy, lack of desire to create
BALANCED: Passion, creativity, healthy libido, optimistic, open
OVERACTIVE: Over-emotional, possible sex addiction, co-dependency, manipulative

Remember, the Sacral Chakra is responsible for our creative, sexual and emotional energies.

Solar Plexus Chakra

BLOCKED: Low self-esteem, feeling powerless, inferiority complex
BALANCED: Confident, courageous, drive, good self-esteem
OVERACTIVE: Power hungry, domineering, perfectionist, overly critical

Remember, the Solar Plexus Chakra is our source of personal power. It controls our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.

Heart Chakra

BLOCKED: Lack of empathy, bitter, trust issues, intolerant
BALANCED: Peaceful, loving, compassionate, tolerant, warm, open, connected, empathetic
OVERACTIVE: Jealous, codependent, self-sacrificing, gives too much

Remember, the Heart Chakra represents how we receive and give love as well as our connection to all things.

Throat Chakra

BLOCKED: Can’t express self or speak out, misunderstood, secretive, not a good listener, timid
BALANCED: Confident expression, clear communicator, creative, diplomatic, good listener
OVERACTIVE: Overly opinionated, loud, overly critical, gossipy, yells or talks over others, harsh words

Remember, the Throat Chakra rules all areas of communication and inner feelings.

Third Eye Chakra

BLOCKED: Poor judgement, lack of focus, poor imagination, can’t see beyond physical, overly skeptical
BALANCED: Imaginative, intuitive, clear thoughts and visions, sees beyond physical
OVERACTIVE: Nightmares, delusions, hallucinations, obsessive, sees too many spirits

Remember, the Third Eye Chakra represents our perception, imagination, memory, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions.

Crown Chakra

BLOCKED: Depression, learning difficulties, weak faith, anger at The Divine, brain fog
BALANCED: Strong faith, universal love, intelligent, aware, wise, understanding
OVERACTIVE: Dogmatic, judgemental, spiritual addiction, ungrounded

Remember, the Crown Chakra is our connection to our Higher selves and The Divine.

And there you have it! Some super simple ways to tell the difference between blocked, balanced and overactive chakras.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! I was curious – when it comes to an overactive crown chakra, what does “spiritual addiction” mean?


    1. Hey Joanna, spiritual addiction means that you are not living in your present physical body. In order to sustain a connection to the Divine, it is also important that we maintain a connect to ourselves as well (grounding). If we are too focused on the spiritual aspects of our being, then we may begin to neglect the physical aspects of ourselves. Hopefully that helps. ♡


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