Animals of the Chakras

There is a symbolic chakra animal living within each of the prime power centers. Animals are endlessly generous in offering their messages, personalities and meanings with us. Chakras serve as a phenomenal reference for the circuitry, or pattern of human energy. So, the idea of each energetic chakra hosting a featured animal symbol (personality/attribute) is enormously appealing to me.

This page on chakra animal symbols is about both (animal and chakra) systems of energetic communication. You can use this system (animal chakra chart below) in your own life too.

For example, if an aspect of you (or someone you love) requires attention ...let's say your intent is to enhance your abdominal/digestive health. We'd look to ignite the energy of the solar plexus chakra.

Continuing this illustration, the Manipura chakra's animal is the ram: Proud, strong, determined, willful and able to push through obstacles. In our example we could visualize the ram "pushing through" digestive blockages.

See how these animalistic attributes combined with chakra properties can serve us? Using the symbolism of the chakras combined with their animals and their colors puts astoundingly effective tools in our hands for growth and healing.

The following chakra animal symbol chart is a result of these great systems of energetic communication.


Image Chakra Animal
Animal Message
Root - Muladhara Elephant Charges through blockages. Protects. Remembers. Loves closeness. Social. Effective. I provide
Sacral - Svadhisthana Crocodile Encourages creativity. Balances. Goes deep and resurfaces. Changeable. I develop
Solar Plexus - Manipura Ram Motivates. Determination. Will. Expansive power. I recharge
Heart -
Antelope Inspires. Tenderness. Leaps over pettiness. Grace. I share
Throat - Vishuddha White Elephant Purifies. Communicates. Mastery. Harmonizes. I express
Third Eye - Ajna Black antelope Explore inner realms. Journeying. Trust. Vision. Truth. I guide
Crown - Sahasrara Egg Potential. Purity. Limitlessness. Ascension I reveal

*Note about the Sahasrara chakra animal! Ancient Hindu texts don't technically reference a chakra animal for the Sahasrara, 7th chakra. I took some liberties here by assigning the egg to this chakra.

I suggest you take even further liberties by imagining your own animal of illumination and power curled up inside that 7th chakra egg. In unfolding the lotus petals of this vital chakra, picture the cosmic egg cracking open to liberate your power animal - the animal of your choosing that represents all the potential Sahasrara represents.

I hope you have enjoyed this page on chakra animal symbols. But don't stop here in your exploration. Dive deeper into the implications of the chakras and their animal inhabitants. Do your own exploratory meditations and research. The more we seek, the more we find!