The sacral chakra, or Swadhisthana in Sanskrit, is the second chakra and is closely tied to emotional balance and creativity. It is located just below the navel and so regulates the reproductive organs. An open and balanced sacral chakra is important for living a balanced, healthy and propserous life.
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.