The Yantra of Vishuddha Chakra is a silver crescent within a white circle shining as a full moon surrounded by sixteen petals.
The silver crescent is the symbol of nada, pure cosmic sound. The crescent is symbolic of purity, andpurification is a vital aspect of Vishuddha Chakra.
The moon encompasses psychic energy, clairvoyance and communication without words. In the fifth Chakra, all the elements of the lower chakras - earth, water, fire and air - are refined to their purest essence and dissolve into akasha.
The seed mantra is Ham and the vital breath is Udana.
The presiding deity is Panchavaktra Shiva.
Element: Ether (Akasha)
Plane: Human plane
Sense Organ: Ears
Work Organ: Mouth (vocal cords)
Location: Behind the throat
He has a camphor-blue skin and five heads, representing the spectrum of smell, taste, sight, touch and sound, as well as the union of all five elements in their purest forms. He holds a mala (rosary), a drum which drones continually, manifesting the sound AUM, and a trident. The fourth hand is in Abhaya mudra, the gesture of dispelling fear.
Nb of petals: 16
The energy is Shakini. She has a pale rose skin and wears a sky-blue sari with a green bodice. She sits on a pink lotus and holds the following objects:
a skull, which is a symbol of detachment from the illusory world of sense perceptions, an ankusha, an elephant staff used to control Gaja, the scriptures, representing knowledge, the mala (rosary).
Shakini Shakti is the bestower of all higher knowledge and siddhis (powers).
The chakra's associated animal is the elephant Gaja, supreme lord of herbivorous animals. It is of smoky grey color, the color of clouds.