Breathing of the chakras
The color of the chakra in the horoscope indicates a specific direction of the energy flow. The output direction (the output of the energy) is characteristic for white chakras, and the input (the input of the energy) – to black ones. We will call these directions as "basic" or "direct". At the same time any chakra cannot work exclusively in one, even most natural mode. Some, as a rule, relatively small portion of energy still goes to the direction, opposite to the main one. This uncharacteristic to a particular chakra movement of the energy is the "inverse" or "reverse".
Why is this happening? Let’s consider specific examples.
Let’s say, the White Jupiter is a "teacher" (Ajna). Of course, the major part of the life is spent in getting across the same truths and facts. Still, sometimes he must update his "arsenal" in order to remain relevant. But there is another aspect. The same "lectures" in different audiences (i.e. delivered to different people) usually sound different, because the transmitted information, its exact content depends not only on the "source", but also on the "receiver". And in a moment of recognition of this distinction "the teacher is learning". The Black Jupiter is a person who can catch from the surrounding a high-grade principle for their personal use. He does not need to tell others about it. He uses his opportunities, makes choices. At the moment of this choice he teaches others by personal example.
The Black Venus (Anahata) takes someone else's attention. However, in order to attract the attention of others, one must tidy oneself. Usually it is difficult to please everyone, without any exception, so the Black Venus should determine the "contingent" and "tune in" on it, considering its tastes and preferences. That is, put it in a special position, giving a part of own anahata. The White Venus is amorous, ready to give attention. But such interaction would be ineffective if she will not periodically ask herself, whether the flow of the energy is important for the partner and whether he distinguishes her for himself as something important. If this is not the case, there is a high risk of "dispersion" of personal output energy.
The work with the inversion chakra flow is subjectively perceived as more difficult and problematic. However, the effective action of the direct direction is impossible without the alternation with the reverse one, even in much smaller amplitude. The inversion direction "corrects" the main one to some extent, protecting it from unilateral inadequacy. But in general, we get a picture of the "breathing" of the chakra, when strong exhalation or inhalation corresponds to the following, much weaker.
At the same time, the principle of the "breathing" of the chakras is a definite "masking" factor, hiding from the consciousness the true nature of the chakra flows. This way the unique action of the chakra is lost and it consciously begins to seem to a person that there are no "distinct directions" in his behavior. More precisely, it becomes much more complicated to recognize the existence of these directions.