How To Open Your Third Eye Chakra: 5 Fast & Safe Methods

how to open the third eye chakra

We always hear about the third eye chakra in the spiritual and psychic circles, but what does that actually mean? How do you really open it?

Unlike some of the other blogs you may stumble upon, this post won’t tell you that it happens naturally. The third eye can open on its own, but that’s very rare. Those are the people we refer to as natural psychics or mediums.

The rest of us have to learn how to actively open our third eye. Don’t worry: this is 100% possible! But, it will take a bit of real effort.

What Is The Third Eye Chakra?

Your third eye chakra is located on your forehead, just between your eyebrows. It’s associated with the pineal and pituitary glands on the brain, but it is mainly an energy center.

Each chakra serves a specific purpose in your energetic body. The third eye is the center for clarity, intuition, and foresight. It can help you see beyond just the physical, three-dimensional world, but can also be a center of mental, logical energy.

We use the third eye chakra every single day, whether we realize it or not. When we picture something, we’re using the third eye chakra. However, you can learn how to open your third eye chakra to a greater extent and thus get more use out of it.

Why Learn How To Open Your Third Eye?

Most likely, you want to learn how to open your third eye chakra to enhance your divination skills. 

However, a strong third eye chakra can also help you better connect to your intuition, your guides, your higher self, and even your subconscious mind. While that seems counterintuitive (because we think of the subconscious and unconscious minds being within), remember that the third eye chakra rules everything we can’t see with our physical eyes.

An open third eye chakra can help you grow in your spirituality and see things more logically, all at once. It is associated with both the right and left hemispheres of the brain and actually helps the energy in your brain flow more smoothly, from right to left, and back again.

If your third eye is blocked or closed tightly, then you may have a hard time trusting your intuition. Even worse, you may not know what’s real versus false, as if you don’t even have clear intuition.

Luckily, we’re all born with a sense of intuition, we just have to practice using it. This is one of the most impactful reasons why you may want to learn how to open your third eye chakra. Intuition will make every part of your daily life flow more smoothly!

You’ll know your third eye is open and balanced when you can see/perceive and understand.

Signs That Your Third Eye Is Blocked:

There are many signs of a third eye blockage. Some of the most common include:

  • Poor memory/recall
  • Feeling overwhelmed socially
  • Trouble discerning when you’re feeling your own intuition
  • A lack of imagination
  • A lack of creativity
  • Feeling dull or heavy
  • Unsure when to take action
  • Confusion, anxiety, or indecision about choices

If your third eye chakra is blocked, this is a clear sign that you need to do a bit of work and remove the blockage.

How To Open Your Third Eye Fast:

There are various techniques and methods to teach you how to open your third eye chakra safely and fast. Today, I’ll be sharing the methods that work best for me personally.

Most of these techniques work quite quickly. You might see major results after only one session/practice, but if you repeat the technique for a few days in a row, your third eye will most certainly start to open.

5. Follow A Guided Meditation

If you’re just starting to learn how to open your third eye and you really want to open it quickly, I recommend a guided meditation.

Now I’m not one of those people who enjoys meditating. In fact, I can’t sit still and I don’t meditate very often. But I promise, this is really the easiest way to open your third eye.

For this sort of meditation, you don’t need to worry about relaxing or sitting still. You simply need to visualize, which makes it a whole lot easier.

I like to use this meditation on YouTube, though there are many variations that work just as well. Pick a meditation that specifically focuses on how to open your third eye, and choose one that isn’t too long so you can complete the entire thing.

Repeat this every day (or once a week if you’d prefer). Even if you’re not trying overly hard, you will definitely feel a lot of tingling by the time the video is over!

4. Meditate With Crystals

Crystals can be really helpful when you’re first learning how to open your third eye, especially if you want to open your third eye fast. 

There are many ways to use crystals to open your third eye. You can place a small crystal right on your forhead while you meditate or sit in silence. You can also place a crystal under your pillow while you sleep or on your nightstand, or you can simply sit with the crystal in your hands and ask the mineral spirit to help you open your third eye.

The best crystals for divination work are:

  • Amethyst
  • Azurite
  • Celestite
  • Lepidolite

However, you should use any crystal that you feel called to work with, as not all mineral spirits behave the same.

3. Use The Pendulum

I’m a huge fan of the pendulum. Once you know how to use a pendulum, you can incorporate this tool into just about every area of your practice!

If you want to learn how to open your third eye chakra fast, I recommend using your pendulum. Simply tip your head back and spin your pendulum in a circular motion over your third eye chakra. You may want to close your eyes if this makes you feel dizzy.

Keep doing this until you feel your third eye chakra start to tingle. This is a sign that it’s opening. You can work in small bursts (~5 minutes a day) or you can use the pendulum for a longer duration to try and open your third eye chakra all at once.

2. Use Your Hand Chakras

Did you know that the palms of your hands each contain a chakra? These chakras are very useful for energy work and can be helpful when you’re first learning how to open your third eye (or any chakra).

Start by holding your hands out in front of you with your palms facing. Your hands should be about six inches apart. Focus on feeling the energy between your palms.

If nothing happens right away, just let your hands sit there. Over time, the energy will accumulate between your palms and bounce back and forth. As it grows stronger, you will start to feel it, like a hot and tingling ball of energy.

This is the easiest way to activate your hand chakras. Once they’re activated, you can place your hands (one or both) over your third eye chakra, about six inches away, and repeat the same procedure.

Don’t worry if it takes longer to feel anything from your third eye. I find that my hand chakras activate very quickly while the other chakras take a bit longer, maybe because they’re larger energy vortexes.

1. Utilize Essential Oils

Essential oils have the power to push your third eye to open, so I definitely recommend incorporating them in some manner. It just makes your practice that much easier.

I tend to do the meditation I linked above while burning incense (I like lavender for this sort of work), but I’ll also rub an essential oil mixture on my forehead. I even made a potion specific for divination that I tend to use.

If you do want to use essential oils, make sure that you mix them with a carrier oil in order to dilute the substance.

Some of the best essential oils to open your third eye include:

  • Bergamont
  • Cinnamon
  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Frankincense 

How To Open Your Third Eye Safely:

There are many methods to open the third eye chakra, but not all of them are safe. If you push too hard or too fast, you can see really scary things. Unfortunately, this causes your chakra to shut down more severely than before.

For example, some drugs force your third eye chakra to open. This can seem exciting, but these experiences are also where the term bad trip comes from. Your third eye is literally taking you on a trip and you may see terrifying creatures, entities, or visions.

If you follow the methods I listed, you shouldn’t have much trouble. However, I always recommend that you learn how to close your third eye chakra, or at least practice grounding properly so that you can tie yourself back to the earth if needed.

Don’t go in search of any odd ways to open your third eye chakra until you have the basics under your belt. You’re much less likely to have a bad experience if you already know what it’s like to have your third eye open.

Lastly, protection spells never hurt just in case!

How To Close Your Third Eye:

Once you’ve figured out how to open your third eye, you may find that it becomes active at the wrong times. For example, when you’re at a bar having a drink, the last thing you want to see is the deceased spirits who choose to hang around that specific bar.

You can also start to pick up on things you’d rather not know about others, or you may take on their moods. Sometimes, having a super open third eye chakra can make you more empathetic, because you know more about other people, but this can also zap your energy.

An overactive third eye can even lead to physical problems like headaches, dizziness, and issues with the eyes or sinuses.

If you feel like you’re floating through life ungrounded, that’s probably a sign that you need to learn how to open and close your third eye chakra. It’s good to have both skills down pat so you can adjust to your situation accordingly.

Although most people don’t encounter this problem, sometimes, you may need to learn how to close your third eye chakra. I feel that it’s better to be safe than sorry, so I recommend learning how to close your third eye chakra as a precaution.

Here is a simple method for learning how to close your third eye chakra:

1. Sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed.

2. Visualize your third eye as an open window. See the light coming through the window.

3. Picture yourself watching the world through the window. 

4. Ground yourself in the meditation. Picture planting your feet in the front of the window and creating a strong connection with the earth. It can be helpful to have your physical feel on the ground while you do this.

5. Shut the window and draw the shades. Take a breath in the darkness (which should feel grounded, not threatening) and continue to ground yourself until you feel ready to open your eyes.

Alternatively, simply grounding yourself can be enough to close down the third eye chakra. Keep in mind that the third eye will never be totally closed. We all use our third eye whether we realize it or not, however an overactive third eye can cause problems.

I find that grounding almost exactly contradicts the third eye and is helpful if you start to feel dizzy or flighty.