The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. While the Root Chakra is satisfied with survival, the 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment.
The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations.The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to “loose control”. And we get disconnected from our bodies, and our feelings.
The sacral chakra is also your centre of creativity.
Passion is the fuel of creative energy. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing, or a website, originates from the energy of second chakra. It is also where your fertility originates. After all, conceiving a child is a creative process.
A person with an open Svadhisthana Chakra is passionate, present in here and now in the body, sensual, creative, and connected to feeling.
Sacral Chakra at a glance:
Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana (sweetness)
Shape: Circle with crescent
Petals of the lotus: Six
Seed sound: VANG
Vowel sound: Oo
Rights: To feel, to want
Endocrine gland: Ovaries, testicles
Physical association: Womb, genitals, kidney, bladder
Psychological function: Movement and connection
Developmental stage: 6 months - 2 years
Plane: Astral plane
Planets: Mercury, Jupiter, Moon
Deity: Indra, Rakini, Vishnu
Incense: Gardenia, damiana
Herb: Fennel, corriander
Tarot Suit: Cups
Sacral Chakra Affirmations
- I love and enjoy my body.
- I have healthy boundaries.
- I am open to experiencing the present moment through my senses.
- I am passionate.
- I feel pleasure and abundance with every breath I take.
- I nourish my body with healthy food and clean water.
- I know how to take care of my needs.
- I value and respect my body.
- I am open to touch and closeness.
- I allow myself to experience pleasure.
- My sexuality is sacred.
- Emotions are the language of my soul.
- I take good care of my physical body.
- I am at peace.
Sacral Chakra Stones
A closed sacral chakra can shut you off from opportunities and stifle
your creativity. You may feel isolated or numb, and disconnected from
your emotions and the people around you. People with closed sacral
chakras often try to compensate by being overly controlling or abusive.
On the other hand, an overactive sacral chakra can lead to mood
disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. If your sacral chakra is
overactive, you may feel needy and need constant reassurance. You may
be creative and active, but have no confidence in your work and be
unable to accept criticism.
Healing Stones for Sacral Chakra and Their Meanings
The chakra color for Swadhisthana is orange and it is tied to the moon, so orange and yellow gems are good for opening the sacral chakra. Gems in opposite colors can be used to soothe an overactive sacral chakra.
Crystals that open and activate the second chakra include:
- Orange and coral calcite
- Orange carnelian
- Orange adventurine
Orange calcite and citrine both have cleansing properties, which can help clear a blockage in the chakra. Coral calcite is often used in distance healing because of its amplifying qualities.
If your second chakra is overactive, stones that can be used to soothe it include:
- Orange carnelian
- Snowflake obsidian
- Purple gemstones like amethyst, quartz and tourmaline
Orange carnelian can be used for either opening or soothing because of its unique healing properties. Amber chakra stones are known for drawing energy into themselves, so can be used to soak up excess energy in the second chakra. Snowflake obsidian restores balance to the body.
Moonstone is a unique crystal because it can be used for both opening and soothing the sacral chakra because of its connection with the moon, which is also associated with the second chakra. The meaning of moonstone varies slightly depending on the variety, but all are good for the sacral chakra, especially ones with a slight golden or yellow hue.
Food for your chakra
It is always represented in hues of orange. It is associated with all things emotional and creativity. A healthy sacral chakra always aids control and balance in one’s life.
Feed it with
Fan this fiery spot with sweet fruits like melons, mangoes,
strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut. Even honey and nuts are
recommended for it. As for spices, cinnamon, vanilla, sesame seeds help
to nourish the chakra.
Symptoms of Sacral Chakra Blockage
Physically speaking, when your sacral chakra is blocked you may experience a range of symptoms that are generally confined to the lower abdomen, back, and reproductive and digestive organs.
Among the most common physical symptoms:
- back pain
- urinary and kidney infections
- gynecological cysts
- abnormal menstruation
Sacral chakra imbalance frequently manifests as emotional and psychological difficulties, including:
- low self-esteem
Considering the sacral chakra directly influences sexuality, it is not unheard of for a decline in sexual interest and performance to become an issue. Sexual dysfunction, including premature ejaculation, an inability to achieve orgasm, and low or nonexistent libido, is a good indicator there is an imbalance of the sacral chakra.
Clearing Sacral Chakra Blockages
In addition to adopting healthy lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, incorporating some form of energy healing can be beneficial for restoring balance to the sacral chakra.
Introducing essential oils associated with the sacral chakra, such as Ylang-Ylang or Sandalwood, to your home or personal space can offer a boost to sacral chakra healing.
Regularly meditating on the sacral chakra and/or the color orange can also help clear negativity and restore balance to the energy center.
If you feel drawn to the use of crystals to restore balance, consider introducing orange carnelian, citrine, or amber jewelry to your wardrobe.
When the sacral chakra is balanced, you feel in harmony with life. You are able to express yourself creatively and to mature with each new experience life offers — both good and bad.