20 Signs & Symptoms of a Blocked Throat Chakra

Got a throat chakra troubles? Get the 20 the most common signs of a blockage.   

by Sarah Petruno, Shamana

The throat chakra is the energetic center for clearly communicating for ourselves and with others. It governs the intuitive ability of clairaudience, and physically, our entire ear, nose, and throat system, among other things.

Known as the 5th chakra, this area of our energetic body is located at the base of the neck. The throat chakra is important for speaking up for ourselves, letting our voice be heard, and working cohesively with others.

A blockage in this area can be either partial or complete, leading to a completely shut down, non-functioning throat chakra or one that is stagnant and not operating at optimal capacity.

When this happens, the signs can trickle into our lives in both our personal, emotional relations, and our physical bodies can take a hit as well.

Got a throat chakra blockage? These are the most common signs.  

Got a throat chakra troubles? Get the 20 most common signs of a blockage.    

20 Signs of a Blocked Throat Chakra

  1. Frequent sinus infections or upper respiratory issues

  2. Frequent mucousy cough and runny rose

  3. Allergies, especially those unresponsive to medication

  4. Feeling misunderstood, disrespected, or like your voice is not being heard

  5. Getting red and hot when you want to speak up, but not being able to get it out

  6. Miscommunications and communication barriers between yourself and others  

  7. Voice cracking

  8. You feel like you aren’t able to voice your thoughts

  9. You have trouble clearly articulating what you are thinking or feeling

  10. When you read or see an article, you often think of your contrasting opinion on it and what you would say, but do not take the step to say it or write a piece of your own

  11. Sore throats and recurring illness in the winter or year round

  12. Swollen lymph nodes in the back of the neck

  13. Frequent ear popping or feelings of stuffiness in the ears

  14. Arguments in your close relationships over minor issues, due largely to miscommunicating

  15. Fear of speaking up in your job or work life at the risk of being reprimanded or fired

  16. Keeping secrets from those close to you for fear of not being accepted

  17. Attempting to work with your intuitive ability of clairaudience, but not “getting anything”

  18. Not saying what you feel because you want to be polite or not offend anyone

  19. You’re in a restrictive relationship - familial or otherwise - where the other person shoots down anything you say as incorrect or not acceptable, immediately devaluing your words.

  20. Language studies have never been a strength, either the use of the English language or learning a new language.   

Bonus Sign: Hypo or Hyper Thyroid, either borderline diagnosis, suspected, or confirmed

Even if just one of these signs resonates with you, it can be a sign of a throat chakra blockage. The more you connect with, of course, the greater the likelihood and potentially the greater degree of a blockage.

With love,


LAST UPDATED: June 3, 2015

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