Choosing Crystals to balance your Sacral Chakra
Our second chakra, known as the sacral chakra, is responsible for sexual energy as well as creativity. This sexy orange chakra is located just below your belly button, above the public bone. It influences creativity, emotional identity, sexuality and happiness – basically, all the good stuff.
When this chakra is blocked you can feel unmotivated and incapable of dragging your ass out of bed, even depressed, totally unable to find any joy in your life; and if your sacral chakra is overactive, you could be feeling a constant frustration, leading to uncontrollable tearful outbursts. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Physically, when the sacral chakra is out of alignment, you can experience things like chronic lower back pain, ovarian cysts and other reproductive issues, urinary tract infections, pain during intercourse, complications with the bladder and kidneys, and other pelvic–lower abdominal issues. Ouch. Ladies, it’s time to sort that sh*t out.
These five crystals for the sacral chakra can balance, unblock, and activate this vital energy centre.
Revered in Ancient History as a stone for fertility and its strong associations with the fertility goddess Aphrodite. Carnelian's warm joyful energy will revitalise and balance the important sacral chakra, helping you to move forward with the confidence of Queen Bey on a good day.
Whenever you're called on to perform, whether it's on stage or between the sheets, be the star of your own show by accessing the healing properties of Carnelian, the fiery companion guiding you in facing your fears.
Carnelian is the perfect antidote to a bad case of the “can’ts”, like all agates, it has protective energies, and is a powerful wingman when negativity and self-disbelief strike. Besides its eye-catching aesthetic, Carnelian can aid memory (including past-life recall), assist in finding the right mate better than OKCupid ever could and protect from anger, jealousy and fear.
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.
Orange calcite sees the truth in things. It’s emotionally encouraging and supports you by energising and cleansing the sacral chakra. It gets positive energy moving, dissolves bad habits and allows true insight to follow. Cheers to that.
Tiger’s eye is a stabilising and grounding crystal. It harnesses the energy of the earth and sun, making it a formidable choice for sacral chakra healing.
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.
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).
This dreamy, ethereal stone directly channels the moon, a formidable force that has the power to push and pull the tides of the five deep oceans, not to mention your emotions. Moonstone is a killer stone for women, in particular, due to its association with the lunar cycle and femininity (and it looks hella pretty when worn as a necklace).
If you’re seeking depth in a world of insta-friends, fear of commitment and compulsive FOMO, let goddess Moonstone take you back into your own natural rhythm. Because of its connection to the moon, this is a crystal that rules at soothing pain and emotions during that time of the month as well as unlocking the goddess within, making it the best stone for balancing hormones and offering support during periods of major hormonal change, such as childbirth, puberty or menopause.
This crystal will encourage self-love, particularly if harsh thoughts stem from eating disorders, body dysmorphia and weight issues, which could be easily stem from the sacral chakra being unbalanced or closed. Moonstone will assist in separating the need for food from the emotional need for eating, and give you a true sense of self-worth.