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In the Indian Tantric tradition, this chakra, called the Swadhisthana or "Self or Own Abode", is figured as having six petals, white in colour, and with a crescent in the center, the tattwa of water.
This chakra therefore corresponds to the element Water and is traditionally associated with the sexual impulses and sexual energy.
Clockwise from the bottom:
Varuna, Vishnu, Rakini.
|Terminology||Tantric||swadhishthana, adhishthana, bhima, shatpatra, skaddala padma, wari-chakra|
|Vedic (late Upanishads)||swadhishthana, medhra|
|Position||externally, genital region|
|Petals||number||six; arranged from right to left|
|colour||vermilion, deep red, shining red, whitish red, lightning-like, golden|
|Matrika-letters||on petals||six in number: Bang Bhang Mang Yang Rang Lang, arranged from right to left|
|colour||lightning-like, diamond-white, white, vermilion|
|Vrittis||on petals||six in number; arranged from right to left|
|name||1 affection; 2 pitilessness; 3 feeling of all-destructiveness; 4 delusion; 5 disdain; 6 suspicion|
|In the pericarp||half-moon-shaped 'water'-region|
|colour of the Water Region||white|
|Water-bija (in Water Region)||Wang|
|colour of Water-bija||moon-white|
|Form of Water-bija||deity Varuna|
|Concentration form of Varuna||Varuna is white in colour, four-armed, holding a noose, and seated on a makara ("crocodile" - "water monster")|
|In the bindu of Wang||deity Vishnu|
|Concentration form of Vishnu||Vishnu is shining dark-blue (or black), golden, crystal-white, moon-white, and white; youthful and graceful; three-eyed, four-armed, holding a conch, wheel, mace and lotus; dressed in yellow raiment; wears shriwatsa-mark, Koustubha-gem and wanamala; seated on garuda|
|Presiding divinity||power Rakini|
|Concentration of Rakini||Rakini is dark-blue (or black), or red in colour; beautiful-faced, vermilion-mark on forehead; three-eyed; dressed in white raiment; two-armed, holding a sword and a shield; or, four-armed, holding a trident, a lotus, a drum and the Vajra, or a chisel; seated on a red lotus|
Astrologically then, this centre perhaps corresponds to the Moon - not the actual physical moon of course, but the subtle-causal or etheric counterpart (relative to which the gross or external moon is simply the physical body), the first "Celestial Sphere" relative to Earthly existence. Relative to the Sun and the Solar System as a whole, however, this Centre corresponds to the first Macrocosmic Chakra, represented by the etheric (non-physical) planet Vulcan.
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