The thyroid gland is located in the Taurine region of the body, the fifth chakra: Its "elements" are sound and earth, and its "modes" fixed and vibratory. Its "rulership planet" is Venus: the feminine planet of love that represents our way of relating with others, giving and receiving love, personal values, self-expression and appreciation.

The endocrine system carries vital functions for the human body:

  • It allows equilibrium (also called homeostasis) in the body 
  • It regulates and control the correct functioning of our metabolism
  • It is involved in growth and development.
  • And It effects the body’s response to stress

All body system work in synergy with each other, but there is a special affinity between the endocrine system (Taurus) and the nervous system (Aries). The endocrine system is made up of a series of small organs that are scattered throughout the body, each of which release hormones into the blood supply. A hormone is a chemical messenger secreted into the blood or the extracellular fluid by one cell and influence the functioning of other cells.

The thyroid gland

A Butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck on the trachea just below the larynx: it’s made up of two lobes; The thyroid gland release two forms of hormone; thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), both of which require iodine for their creation. The control and release of thyroid hormone is mediated by a negative feedback system which involves the hypothalamus and cascades through the pituitary gland.  

Metaphysical representation

The thyroid gland represents our ability to express through words and actions our truth, such as our creativity, who we really are, and what we are able to do. "Purification" is the quality of the thyroid region ,and therefore the purity of our words (mental and verbal) purify through their vibration the throat channel.

The ability to speak the truth and the ability to listen… truly listen… to others speaking their truth has a special and positive effect on the throat chakra. But sometimes we just can’t express what we really feel, because we don’t find it appropriate or for whatever other reason we just don’t do it. The blockage of sound and vibration accumulates  in the body and impairs the correct functioning of the thyroid gland.

"Lies are poison to the throat chakra, and the antidote is truth, authenticity, and freedom of self-expression.

Join me in the next article to find out how we can support the thyroid gland with diet and nutrition.