The Solar Plexus is one of the 9 energy centres in your body that controls the inner workings of your being and can influence your behaviour and emotions. This is the third energy centre and is located in the upper abdomen where your diaphragm ends and meets the stomach.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is your centre of power, self-esteem and discipline.
In Sanskrit, it is known as "Manipura" which translates to "city of jewels". This is such a beautiful name that encapsulates how your Solar Plexus is a bringer of light and radiates brightly with fiery tones of gold and yellow. It is represented by a downward-pointing triangle within a lotus flower with ten petals.
This Chakra is your source of raw and powerful warrior-energy and governs your self-esteem and inner strength. A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra can allow you to achieve independence and break free of limiting beliefs, as you set forward to achieve your goals.
Our sense of self or ego is closely tied to this Chakra and can help us be in tune with our inner dialogue and manifest the life we want to lead.
When looking for healing crystals and Chakra stones to unblock your Solar Plexus, look for yellow, coppery and golden tones that have a strong connection to this energy centre.
At Tali & Loz we are true believers of the Chakras and we curated crystal sets which we believe help to guide specific energy through the Chakras. Our ‘Detox Chakra set’, will introduce crystal vibrations that will help you with detoxing and protect you from negative energy around you.
Why work on your Solar Plexus Chakra?
Working on your Solar Plexus Chakra gives you the clarity and inner strength to honour yourself and those around you.
You will be operating from a place of peace and be confident in your ability to overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Things that may have seemed impossible are now manageable and your "gut" feeling is strong. In addition, since you are more in tune with your physical and spiritual side, you are able to listen more closely and practice with honourable intention.
The way you see and perceive the world may also begin to shift and you are open to suggestions and new pathways of approaching things in your everyday life.
In relationships, whether between family or romantic, you can speak your truth without fear of judgment but also be respectful and considerate of others at the same time.
What does a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra feel like?
A blocked Solar Plexus Chakra brings with it low self-esteem and lack of direction. Life seems to be passing by and you are unable to manage conflicting emotions and situations seem uncontrollable.
Helplessness and sense of failure are also common symptoms of a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra. While you struggle to manifest what you want, the negative energies lead to rash decisions. This inability to make up your mind about what you want, makes you seem irresponsible and careless.
Immobilized by fear and with no direction, it becomes harder to stay open to feedback. Every emotion is reactive and harsh, and you may feel overly defensive or confrontational around others or experience jealousy and possessiveness in your relationships.
Some common physical and emotional symptoms with a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of direction
- Ability to be present is reduced
- Judgment is hard to take
- Not open to feedback
- Paralyzed by fear
- Not able to make decisions
Read more: Basic Guide for the Seven Chakras
Best Heart Chakra Stones and Crystals
Citrine carries the powerful rays of the sun and has one of the
strongest connections to the Solar Plexus Chakra. Found in a range of hues from bright gold to creamy and buttery yellow, it is a powerful cleansing and revitalizing stone that will empower and uplift your energy. Citrine will allow you to go after your goals; it also attracts success and prosperity while protecting your emotional balance.
The yellow variety of Tiger's Eye comes in a range of golden and brown hues
that resembles trapped sunrays. It is known as the stone of courage and willpower and has powerful cleansing, balancing and grounding energies that resonate strongly with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Tiger's Eye works as a shield, guarding you against spiritual attacks and boosting your inner strength, so you are strong to face any difficulty and go after your goals. In ancient times, it was used by healers and is also great at harmonizing the feminine and masculine energies present. This stone will release tension and provide the necessary mental clarity so you can control your negative impulsive thoughts and actions.
Golden Healer Quartz
A Master Healer, Golden Healer Quartz, brings you its powerful yet gentle
energy to cleanse, guard and protect your aura and encourage psychic healing. Ranging from lemony yellow to dark mustard in colour and with rich golden undertones that shimmer under the light, this stone has a very powerful connection to the Solar Plexus Chakra and supports your journey to empowerment and self-fulfillment. Golden Healer Quartz is a great healing stone to keep with you that resonates to the Crown and Sacral Chakra as well and will help you face any fears or insecurities with strength and confidence.
Aventurine is an uplifting and joyful stone that comes in a variety of shades.
Yellow Aventurine has a strong connection to the Solar Plexus Chakra and will allow you to manifest and develop qualities and life goals that you have pushed to the side. In addition to gifting you with a strong sense of self and direction, it can promote leadership qualities that you may not even know you had. This is a stone to use if you are struggling with societal expectations and damaging beliefs and want to shed the opinions of others and focus on your personal growth and journey to spiritual awakening.
Pyrite is often called "Fool's Gold" for both its resemblance to the precious metal
but also the way its energy attracts wealth and good luck. A powerful guardian stone, it can help you achieve success in relationships and your professional life by increasing motivation and self-confidence and encouraging you to conquer your dreams. Pyrite attracts wealth, abundance and prosperity in the spiritual world as well and will guard you against negative energies that cloud your brain and don't let you think clearly. Watch your mindset shift towards success and radiate positivity when you use Pyrite in your daily practice to stimulate your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Preseli Bluestone is one of the best crystals that strongly resonates with the
Solar Plexus Chakra but is not yellow or golden in colour. It has a very powerful and mystical energy that vibrates with ancient power; the monoliths at Stonehenge are famously made from Preseli Bluestone. The connection to the Solar Plexus makes this an excellent stone during times when you are lacking courage and motivation and want to be in tune with your spiritual and physical abilities. As a grounding stone, it can help you reconnect to what is important in life and even get in touch with past life experiences and connect to your ancestors.
Tips for Using Chakra Stones for Healing
Healing stone and crystals can be used in a variety of ways.
- Try to learn more about each stone specifically and work with each one individually to sense their energy
- Place the stone on your Solar Plexus Chakra during meditation work. Hold it in your hands or move it around your fingers as you focus your mind on something
- Pick your favourite stones so you can wear them as jewellery or use them around the house and close to where you sit
- Try sleeping with one of our suggested best Throat Chakra stones under your pillow, for stress-free dreams
- Look at ways to introduce crystals around the house, your car, or other spaces that could benefit from healing energy
- Make sure you know how to properly cleanse your stones after using them
As always feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Love & Light,
Founder of Tali & Loz
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