This turquoise double wrap bracelet represents Vishuddha, the throat chakra. Vishuddha or Vishuddhi means especially pure, relating to compassionate #truth, our ability to understand others, and our gift to effectively express ourselves through verbal, nonverbal, and written forms of communication. This chakra is represented by a lotus flower with sixteen petals, a white elephant, and the element akasha. When the throat chakra is out of balance, we fail to communicate clearly and compassionately, talking too much or being unable to find the words to express our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. We have trouble understanding and listening to others. We seek balance in the fifth chakra to become effective communicators through sound. Gemini and Aquarius tend to reside in this chakra.