The root chakra, muladhara chakra, is associated with the element of earth. The earth element represents the body, the physical form.
The phrase muladhara translates to mula – roo; and adhara – base or foundation.
Four-Petalled Lotus: The root chakra signifies the birth of human consciousness, the four petals of the root chakra lotus symbolize four aspects of consciousness. Manas – mind, Buddhi – intellect, Chitta – consciousness and Ahamkara – ego.
The Square: The number four appears again as the square, representing foundational life energy, stability and rigidity. A stable structure for the adjoining chakras to rest upon.
The Inverted Triangle: The inverted triangle represents the elemental symbol for earth, it is a reminder of the grounding energy associated with muladhara, chakra root.
Onyx gives strength. It promotes vigour, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. It encourages happiness and good fortune.