Our third chakra, known as the solar plexus chakra, is located just above the belly-button, and is responsible for self-esteem, feelings of power and commitment and ego.
When it is blocked or inactive you may feel powerless or out of control, especially with anger. Emotionally you may feel anxiety, depression related to low self-esteem issues and/or fear of rejection. You may suffer from butterflies in your stomach, or feel as if you can’t gain control over your life. If it is overactive we may feel like we need to control every aspect of our lives. Oh hey there control freaks!
Physically, when the solar plexus chakra is out of alignment, you can experience things like stomach pains, indigestion, arthritis and problems with gas or other digestive issues.
Similar to the sacral chakra, these five crystals for the solar plexus chakra can balance, unblock, and activate this vital energy centre.
Though often regarded as a gemstone, Amber is actually a fossilised resin from ancient evergreen trees, the oldest piece thought to be discovered over 300 million years ago (and you “felt old” on your 30th). Due to its ancient origin, Amber contains flora, fauna and other minerals. It stores energies from both the earth and sun, making it a good choice for supporting and clearing problems associated with the sacral chakra. This will help you to connect to the conscious self and intuition.
Cheerful Amber is the stone to have by your side to release anxiety and those stressy feelings that are just a constant of life in the twenty-first century. Your Amber stone will dissolve all traces of physical and mental exhaustion, as well as aiding in eliminating fears and worries. If you’re suffering from depression, Amber’s welcoming energy will stabilise your emotions and constantly remind you why life is worth living (it’s puppies, that’s why, and maybe ducklings).
Pyrite holds the energy of a ray of golden sun. This stone allows us to look within through a mirror and be honest with whom we are at this moment. Pyrite inspires creativity especially in those disciplines that recognise the inherent perfection and harmonious symmetry of nature and the universe. It stirs the qualities of ambition, commitment and perseverance, and is an ideal stone for students.
A Pyrite crystal can help overcome the ever-present intellectual fatigue due to overwork and the tiredness of the nervous system by stimulating blood flow to the brain. This in turn increases mental clarity, focus and recall. And it’s a hell of a lot better for body and soul than mainlining Red Bull.
Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. It emanates more positivity and joy than a box full of puppies. Known in crystal work as the “Success Stone”, it’s time to open yourself to letting this fiery stone’s golden energy lift you up. Citrine is the stone that reminds us that we are the light and all the negativity in our mind is just a delusional illusion. We have the power to shift from the negative to the positive in a matter of seconds. Happiness and joy are the messengers of Citrine.
The healing properties of Orange Calcite are super powered by the sun, and are impressively energising and healing. An Orange Calcite crystal is a killer healing stone for anyone trying to break out of old patterns or overcome crippling shyness.
Like the sun, this bright ray of light in crystal form, has the power to energise and restore, it magnetises energy around your centre and draws high vibrations toward it. Typically found en Mexico, Orange Calcite will get that blood flowing in the right direction faster than a Tulum Yoga retreat with a side of smoky margarita.
With an aesthetic as bold and powerful as its healing properties, the Tiger’s Eye crystal helps balance toxic emotions by keeping the mind uber focussed on your true desires. Tiger's Eye is protective while keeping you thoroughly grounded. It enhances integrity, willpower, self-confidence and practicality and can help you see clearly and without illusion through the jungle of your emotions.
A Tiger’s Eye crystal can give you the strength to stop dreaming and the courage to start living. With the Tiger's Eye crystal as a (literal) touchstone, it’s time to harness the strength of a Bengal tiger and take on the world with a mighty roar.