This article will look into the benefits of yellow crystals which are connected to the solar chakra. If you want to start the series from the beginning – click here
This is our ‘natural center’ where the ‘gut feeling’ lies.
A few years ago I was lacking in energy and my mother gave me a ‘sunstone’ in the shape of a heart and I have used it ever since. When I feel a bit run down I leave the stone in full sunshine (for a day or 2) and when it is ‘fully charged’ I add the stone to a large glass of water, leave it for about 24 hours and drink this water. It definitely helps me to ‘recharge’. You can find out more below.
The chakra is located in the center of the stomach and solar plexus. It is connected to your intuition (better known as gut feeling), the summary of all your experiences, your potential, self-confidence, and intellectual power.
When the solar chakra is in balance people learn from their mistakes, are humble, and ready for new opportunities. They have a sharp intellect and are good decision-makers. These people are ’emotional rocks’ for their environment and are relied upon by others for their shrewd advice and insights.
However, when the solar chakra is unbalanced, we feel indecisive, restless, show compulsive behaviors, obsessions which people, objects, success, and else which we think to compensate for the lack of ‘real, inner happiness’.
The organs affected by the solar chakra are digestion, liver, spleen, gall bladder, stomach, metabolism, and nervous system. An unbalanced solar chakra can lead to problems in these areas. It is also connected to ‘yo-yo dieting’ and lack of weight loss due to nervous dispositions better known as ‘stress eating’.
Here are some of my favourite crystals to wear or add to drinking water:
Heliodor: Its name comes from Ancient Greece and translates as ‘the gift from the sun’. It transfers ‘sun energy’, giving us a real boost as I described above.
Commonly known as ‘sunstone’ is a great balancer for all those who juggle 110 things at the same time. This yellow crystal is therefore a good stone for the ‘self-employed’ and people with varied work patterns as it helps with emotional stability and happiness.
Drinking water energized by a ‘sunstone’ is particularly useful in the dark winter months. But this pure sun energy is then harder to come by and you need to choose a particularly sunny day for it to ‘charge’.
Chrysoberyl: This yellow-brownish, opaque stone is made from aluminum oxide containing beryllium. When polished it looks like a golden ‘cat’s eye’ and was often used as a talisman against accidents and anything to do with travel. This would make a good stone for anybody who travels a lot for work. Commercial drivers, pilots, frequent business travelers should have one of these in their cars, pocket. The chrysoberyl was given to anybody starting up in life or career. It was seen as the bringer of prosperity and wearing a chrysoberyl stone said to help with clarity and focus.
On a physical level, it helps with exhaustion due to too much work and anything to do with food allergies, food poisoning, or any kind of eating disorder.
Yellow Spinel stone: This beautiful jewelry stone resembles a yellow diamond when cut in shape. It is a natural anti-depressant and a bringer of happiness. It calms every ‘workaholic’ or over-competitive person down and is said to bring happiness and the feeling of real satisfaction.
Lemon Quartz: This relatively common stone contains silicon dioxide and the yellow ‘lemon’ colour is caused by iron. This yellow crystal helps with bladder and kidney complaints and diabetes. It will also speed up your metabolism and helps with weight loss and any kind of food craving.
It has also shown its usefulness for anybody how wants to make a positive change- like to stop smoking, to lose weight – as it helps with willpower and focus.
Traditionally the lemon quartz was one the favourites to ‘calm the nerves and is still used as a talisman for interviews, tests, and public speaking engagements.
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HERE is the next installment – when we look at crystals that balance the chakra connected to the heart