Hello dear friends!
Last week, we explored the various ways that you can bring balance to your Root Chakra, using crystals/stones and essential oils, and today we'll pick up where we left off and talk about the Sacral Chakra! Stay tuned over the next few weeks, as I'll explain each of the 7 bodily chakras and how you can heal, open, and nourish them.
But without further ado, let's dig right in to the dynamic and creative Sacral energy center!
Our sacral chakra, called the Swadhisthana in Sanskrit, is associated with the color orange and the element of water. It forms the power center for our creative and passionate being, and lies in our lower abdomen, around the area of the female reproductive organs. This chakra reigns over things like desire, sexuality, enthusiasm or zest for life, and expression of self. When your sacral chakra is open and balanced, you will feel alive, sensual, and able to express yourself through creative pursuits. When it is out of balance, however, you may feel clingy, hypersensitive in relationships, use sex as an unhealthy outlet (or refrain from sex at all), have trust issues, or experience creative block.
The 2nd chakra, in all its vibrant orange glory, is an important center in our emotional body, and when it’s working well, you will feel open, connected, and exuberant. There are many ways that you can open and heal the sacral chakra, including certain yoga poses, dance and other movement, and meditation, but right now let’s explore the ways you can use crystals and oils to bring about healthy sensuality and creativity!
Stones for the Sacral Chakra
1. Orange carnelian
The vibrant sunset hues of this stone work to bring your sexuality and connectedness into balance and promote a healthy viewpoint of these two interwoven paths. Carnelian brings a rush of warmth and joy into your 2nd chakra, allowing it to open and naturally increase your desire, confidence, and passion. Smooth and heavy, this stone balances the female organs as well.
2. Orange calcite
This multitalented stone brings you the power and enthusiasm you need to go out and seek that which you desire the most. It will help you act on your healthy desires, focus your passions, and illuminate your path with joy. The high energetic vibrations of calcite, along with its strong mineral content brings life and movement into the sensual centers of the body.
While not technically a gemstone, amber still carries powerful cleansing and healing properties for the sacral chakra. The vibrant and multilayered oranges and browns help to draw out impurities, correct imbalances, and promote self-confidence. It’s also wonderful for developing patience, and clarity when you aren’t sure what you truly desire when it comes to relationships or romance.
Out of the several varieties of sunstone, the vibrant orange type is best for your 2nd chakra, and it brings the energy of the sun to balance and enliven this energetic center. It heightens intuition, promotes a cheerful outlook, and fosters a healthy independence. Sunstone is warm, happy, and may make you want to dance, paint, sing, and be spontaneous!
5. Tiger Eye
One of the ancient protection stones, Tiger Eye is famous for its distinctive pattern and shine. This mysterious stone brings the fierce and feminine energy of the tigress, allowing you to step into your sexual power easily and authentically. It brings courage, grace, patience, and balance to the sacral chakra, and helps you clarify your needs, wants, and goals.
Essential Oils for the Sacral Chakra
One of the most popular fragrance notes, sandalwood is warm, sweet, and sensual. It can heighten your sensual awareness, deepen your meditation practice, and make your home smell inviting. It’s versatile in many different blends and applications, and brings calm, clarity, and a sense of closeness to both men and women alike. It’s highly prized as an aphrodisiac all over the globe.
A deeply symbolic and ancient oil, rose carries a strongly floral scent that soothes the emotions and balances the hormonal body. Rose is powerful in combating stress, trauma, grief, and anything that blocks the authentic expression of the Divine self. Associated with romantic love and the blossoming of female sexuality, rose is a wonderful sacral chakra scent.
3. Ylang Ylang
Another sweet and floral oil, ylang ylang is popular in perfumery and aromatherapeutic applications for stress, insomnia, and frigidity. It has a very strong but intoxicating fragrance, and blends well with the other sacral oils to create an atmosphere of calm and openness. It’s wonderful to enhance the feeling of gratitude and connection, in relationships or for material blessings.
Highly complex and sophisticated, this citrus oil is fantastic in a variety of applications. Bergamot is nuanced and bright, bringing joy and liveliness to the sacral chakra, and it encourages a confident and expressive state of being. It’s wonderful to fight depression and anxiety, and blends well with heavier oils. However, it is highly phototoxic, so be sure to dilute properly and be mindful of your sun exposure.
This gorgeously intricate oil plays well with others and carries with it a sensual and optimistic energy. It’s uplifting and energizing, bringing balance and opening to the sacral center, and it can help you if you’re feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, or afraid to pursue your desires. Cardamom is subtle, sweet, and spicy, the ideal aphrodisiac and overall mood booster!
It’s not uncommon for the sacral chakra to be out of balance for many people today. After all, with the toxic messages about sexuality, and the devaluing of creative pursuits, the 2nd chakra may need some serious awakening! Use these five beautiful stones and essential oils to bring about your true desires, stand in your power, and be a potent co-creator of your reality!
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Sending you all some juicy, creative, tangerine light! And of course...
~ Hoping you feel as well as possible ~