Outside of the seven major chakras that are attached to the physical body, it is believed that two more chakras (among others) exist — the soul star and earth star chakras.
The soul star chakra (often referred to as one of the transpersonal chakras) is located approximately 6 inches higher than the crown chakra. It is usually white and gold in color. Despite being outside of the body and above it, this chakra is often referred to as the “seat of the soul.” This is because it can connect the soul to enlightenment by sending it divine light and love and spiritual awareness. It is the catalyst to heightening one’s relationship with the Universe. Once this chakra is awakened from its dormant state, the soul ascends beyond the human ego, which allows people to experience a more enlightened, spiritual, joyful and healthy physical existence.
Within the seven-chakra system, the soul star chakra is also important. The vital cosmic energy that is collected through the Stellar Gateway, located approximately 12 inches above the Soul Star chakra (believed by some people to be a chakra), also makes this energy usable for stimulating and opening these main chakras. Without it, these seven chakras would be unbalanced, leaving a person in a state of suffering. Some indicators of an individual with an unbalanced soul star chakra might be confusion, aloofness, feeling spaced out, headaches, migraines, paranoia, mental fatigue or depression. Some indicators of an individual with a balanced soul star chakra can include feeling connected to a higher self, seeing the bigger picture in life, having peace of mind and feeling overall contentment.
The earth star chakra (often referred to as one of the subpersonal chakras) is located approximately 12-18 inches below the bottoms of the feet and is connected to the foot chakras. It is usually brown or black in color. Also known as the “super root,” it aligns and connects the body and soul to the powerful energies within the magnetic core of planet earth. Distinct from the root chakra, which is the grounding chakra of the seven-chakra system, the earth star chakra is the grounding point for an individual’s entire extended chakra system and their relationship to the collective planet and the universe. (Imagine the roots of a tree spreading infinitely out under the earth, strongly anchored, with its trunk standing tall and shooting up into the heavens.) This chakra is also believed to hold the keys to past lives, karmic patterns and DNA origins. The earth star chakra is responsible for making us feel deeply connected to our own energies and those of the earth and the universe.
Activities such as using the computer, running errands, working, or just going through life at a hectic pace can cause you to become ungrounded. Fully activating the earth star chakra allows you to stay fully grounded in spite of these day-to-day tasks. The earth star chakra allows spiritual healers, psychics or anyone who interacts with people to release the excess energies they pick up from others by providing them the ability to draw from the earth’s vibrational energies to clear those unnecessary energies out.
When balanced, this chakra connects the etheric body to the physical world, creating security for the soul to fully express itself. Characteristics of an individual with a balanced earth star chakra can include feeling deeply connected to our inherent inner powers, a connection to the collective planet and the universe, seeing the big picture, working for a greater cause, peace of mind and feeling secure. Characteristics of an individual with an unbalanced earth star chakra might include a tendency to lose balance, vertigo, eating disorders, physical problems in the lower body (legs, hips, feet, pelvic region, knees, and ankles) and circulation problems.