Exploring the 7 Chakras Part Two: Sacral
The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is also known as Svadhisthana, which translates to "sweetness" or "loveliness" in Sanskrit. It is located about a finger's width below the navel and above the sacrum. It is depicted as a 6 petal lotus with a crescent moon. The Sacral Chakra is the center of sexuality and sensuality. It dictates our creative energy as well as the level of joy we experience living. When we activate this Chakra we feel a passion for life and increased pleasure in all that we do. It has a feminine energy that represents new beginnings, including fertility. A healthy Sacral Chakra leads to high self-esteem and positive self-awareness. Imbalances in this Chakra can result in addictions, jealousy, envy, resentment, aggression, guilt and sexual ambivalence.
The Sacral Chakra is symbolized by the six petal lotus with a Crescent Moon as seen in the images above. The image to the right also includes the Sanskrit symbol for the Mantra of the Sacral Chakra: VAM
Qualities, Correspondences and Tools
Read through the Sacral Chakra Reference Guide below. Determine if your Sacral Chakra is harmonized by assessing the qualities it dictates and corresponds to If there are imbalances or blockages that need to be addressed utilize the tools we listed to help you harmonize and clear this chakra.
Sacral Chakra Reference Guide
Sacral Chakra Qualities
Central Theme: Sexuality, Sensuality, Fertility, Creativity
Position on the Body: Below the Navel
Bodily Function: Sexual Organs, Kidneys, Bladder, Blood Circulation
Mental Level: Awareness of one's Body
Spiritual Level: Creativity
Developmental Stage: Youth 8-14
Strengths: Vitality, Creativity, Joy
Weaknesses: Uncontrolled drive, Compulsiveness, Guilty Feelings
Physical Disorders: Impotence, Prostate Disease, Problems with Female Reproductive System, Kidney Disease
Mental Disorders: Addition, Lack of Sex Drive, Mental Weakness
Sacral Chakra Correspondence
Sensory Function: Taste
Phase of the Moon: Waxing Moon
Ways to Cleanse/Align
Musical Instrument: Percussion
Affirmation: I take pleasure in life with all of my senses
Essential Oil: Bitter Orange, Pepper, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Precious Stones: Gold Topaz, Aventurine, Coral, Fire Opal
Herb: Yarrow, Parsley, Nettle
Spice: Vanilla, Pepper
Bach Flowers: Oak, Olive, Pine
The above lists are by no means inclusive of every aspect of the Sacral Chakra. Below we have linked different healing crystals and stones that also correspond with the Sacral Chakra. Each one listed below is a clickable link that will take you to that crystal's page in our Metaphysical Directory. Using Sacral Chakra colors, crystals and wearing jewelry can help you harmonize this Chakra allowing your energy to move freely up the serpent and putting you another step further along on your journey of self-discovery!
We hope you enjoyed reading Part Two of our Seven Part Series: Exploring the 7 Chakras. Stay tuned for Part Three: The Solar Plexus Chakra. If you have any questions about the Sacral Chakra or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to send us an email at email@example.com. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. The book we reference below has an abundance of information on the Chakras and has been an invaluable resource. We highly recommend it!
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Govinda, K. (2004). A handbook of chakra healing: spiritual practice for health, harmony, and inner peace. Old Saybrook, CT: Konecky & Konecky.