In this article, I’m going to cover the 5 signs that your third eye chakra is overactive, and also how you can fix it.
There are 3 main sections to this article…below you will find some links which will take you straight to the relevant section (in case you only wish to read one part of the article:)
- 5 signs of an overactive third eye chakra
- Common causes of an overactive third eye chakra
- How to fix this issue
Before we get started, let’s have a quick look at the chakra system and where the third eye chakra is located:
The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra and it’s located between the eyebrows.
The third eye governs the functions usually associated with the mind — reasoning, perceptions, imagination and intellect. It is also the centre of our intuition and clairvoyance. The third eye governs our connection to the astral realm (the astral realm is where our Spirit Guides and Guardian angels hang out.)
When the third eye chakra is in balance, the mind works well. We are able to understand, reason, learn, focus, analyse and memorise without any problems.
Having a healthy third eye chakra means that we are also able to use our intuitive faculties. We may not always label it as ‘intuition’, but we are willing and able to read between the lines and see beyond how situations appear on the surface.
This results in an ability to face up to the truth, and see reality with some degree of clarity.
When the third eye chakra is imbalanced, it can be either underactive or overactive.
In this article, I’m covering what an over-activity in the third eye chakra looks like.
Here are some signs that your third eye chakra is overactive:
1. You’re joining dots that aren’t there
Overactivity in the third eye chakra can manifest as paranoia. If you’re putting 2 and 2 together and getting 44, this is a sign of an overactive third eye.
Sometimes this paranoia can result from excessive or habitual cannabis usage, which is another common cause for overactivity in the third eye chakra (see more on this below.)
2. Overactive clairvoyance
If you struggle to shut off psychic input, or you’re getting more of it in your everyday life than you’d like, this is also a sign of an overactive third eye.
I remember reading a book by a famous psychic who explained that she wasn’t able to drive because when she did, she saw so many earthbound spirits and other astral beings, that it was too distracting for her to be able to drive safely.
Our third eye chakra helps us to see the bigger picture and gain intuition about our life, but it shouldn’t be over-functioning to the point that we can’t carry out everyday tasks. If that is the case, the third eye chakra is overactive and needs reigning in.
3. You overthink things
Maybe you read into situations and see hidden meanings that aren’t really there.
Maybe you worry a lot about things you have no control over.
If your mind runs away with itself, thinking of potential upcoming catastrophes, these are all signs of an overactive third eye chakra.
4. A grandiose self-image/self-delusion
I once knew a guy who introduced himself to me as an entrepreneur, and he told me he owned a large personal development corporation. I was under the impression from the way that he described it, that it was a big business, until it came to light that his only web asset was an Instagram account and he wasn’t earning any money from it. He lived and worked from his parents house but on Instagram he tried to project an image of a glamorous and successful life. It became clear he believed himself to be an entrepreneur who owned a profitable business even though he was not self-sustaining and had no clear plan for earning income in the future.
When the third eye is very overactive, we can be more tapped into the spirit realm (the realm of infinite possibility) which can cause us to disconnect from reality. This is a sign of a more serious imbalance and it also indicates underactive lower chakras.
5. Excessive daydreaming, visualising or excessive focus on manifesting
This is similar to the previous sign, in that it involves an excessive preoccupation with what could be, and less of a focus on what is actually occurring right now.
If you spend a lot of time away with the fairies and daydreaming, or you spend a lot of energy and time manifesting and visualising to bring about a desired outcome, this is also a sign of an overactive third eye chakra.
Manifestation and the law of attraction can be useful, but only in conjunction with action. People with an overactive third eye chakra tend to focus on manifesting but without the action part.
If you resonated with 3 or more of the signs mentioned above, your third eye chakra is most likely overactive.
Now let’s go into some of the root causes for an overactive third eye chakra:
Root chakra underactivity
This is the number one reason for overactivity in the third eye chakra.
When one area of the chakra system is overactive (in this case, the third eye chakra), it is because too much energy is running through that area, which means that there will be another part of the chakra system which lacks energy, and in this scenario it’s a root chakra underactivity that corresponds to an over functioning third eye chakra.
An imbalance in the solar plexus
The solar plexus is our power centre. When the solar plexus is in balance, we make an effort to get from A to B and we take action on our goals and dreams.
When the solar plexus is out of balance, we get stuck and find ourselves unable to move forwards. A symptom of this stuckness is that we spend a lot of time planning, procrastinating, analysing all the reasons why now is not the right time to get started. We feed ourselves BS stories so we can keep up the status quo. We focus on manifesting and visualising our desired outcome, and we ask for signs and help from the universe, but we are too afraid to take action.
If this is your situation, both your third eye and your solar plexus are out of balance. Working on one will benefit the other. In the next section of this article, I will give some effective ways to work on your chakras.
Excessive or habitual cannabis usage is also one of the most common reasons for an overactive third eye chakra. For this to apply, the usage needs to be long term and probably daily or at least a few times per minimum. (This is not something that happens overnight.)
Cannabis is excellent for opening up the third eye chakra because when someone gets high, they become more open to the astral realm, which is a realm of existence that is overlaid with this physical existence. We connect with the astral realm through our third eye chakra.
Too much psychic development or meditation
Excessive psychic development can also cause over-activity in the third eye chakra. However, for this to apply, you would need to be meditating or working on opening up your psychic abilities for at least several hours per day. This is why I always recommend pacing psychic development and working on it for a maximum of a couple of hours per day. Any more than that, and you risk a temporary imbalance in your chakra system.
Next, let’s look at how we can fix an overactive third eye chakra:
Fix your solar plexus imbalance
If you feel your solar plexus chakra is out of balance, work on that first, because that can cause third eye chakra over-activity.
Fix your root chakra underactivity
A root chakra underactivity can also cause an overactive third eye chakra, so to balance the third eye chakra, fix your root chakra underactivity. Note that this one almost always applies.
Cut down on cannabis
If you use cannabis, stop or cut down. Cannabis attracts earthbound spirits into your space and your auric field. More on this here.
Find a new hobby
Another way to bring balance to the third eye chakra is to find a new hobby. People with overactive third eye chakras are drawn to spiritual and intellectual hobbies such as reading books, taking workshops and doing readings for others. Swap these hobbies for ones that you can do outdoors or with a social element to them. An example would be joining a hiking club, or learning a new dance that you can dance socially. The aim is to get you out of your head and into your body.
Reduce spiritual activities
If your third eye chakra is overactive and you do a lot of visualisation, manifestation, psychic development or meditation, limit these activities to 1-2 hours per day.
Stay away from conspiracy theories
If you spend a lot of time reading about and talking about what other people call conspiracy theories and your third eye is overactive, it might be time to step away from the computer and forget about what is going on in the world. Being immersed in this sort of material will not bring balance to your chakra system.