This section looks into the benefits of crystals connected to the sacral chakra. These are usually brownish and orange in colour. In contrast to the root chakra which was connected to energy, sexuality, and fertility – the sacral chakra is all about emotions, feelings, and creativity.
The tell-tale signs of people suffering from an overactive sacral chakra are depression and bipolar behaviour. Often this goes hand in hand with a very creative mind. But the downside is a very needy behaviour and a constant craving for reassurance. Suffering from low self-esteem, these individuals find it particularly hard to accept any kind of criticism. They need extra strength in the emotional field and may benefit from wearing or drinking water infused with the crystals I will mention below.
On the other hand, people who have a stifled sacral chakra may feel isolated, disillusioned, unfulfilled and compensate for this lack of emotions with controlling and imposing behaviourial traits.
Of course, just wearing a few stones will not immediately change these feelings. But it is the first step in the right direction, prompting the wearer to ‘open his/her eyes’. Together with a productive ‘re-orientation’ process that invites a changed behaviour. This helps this person to recognize new opportunities and discover a new path forward. From this point of view the world in a different, kinder place.
The biggest difficulty seems to get a person with such a mindset to embrace any kind of program that requires ‘a new point of view’. Here we find the fiercest critics who dismiss anything they don’t know or have not tried just as ‘silly humbug’. So it is quite challenging to get through to them.
Bizarrely once they open up, accept that there are also other ways, and start to deal with certain shortcomings, these folks make very quick gains. Any creative activity that stimulates the right side of the brain (connected to emotions and phantasy) will make a beneficial impact.
These could include meditation, hypnosis, listening to more music, discover new forms of art, self-help groups, and books that encourage a ‘wider view of the world’.
If you know someone who may need this help, but is not open to it, you could simply buy them a gift in the form of a ring or stone on a chain with one of the crystals mentioned below.
Creative people who suffer from short-term ‘lack of creativity’ such as writer’s block or in times of particular emotional turmoil, can also use this help.
Here are some of my favourite crystals to help open this blocked chakra.
Orange Calcite: This stone is widely available and apart from the symptoms described above, its physical benefits are to strengthen the kidney/bladder area. From bedwetting in children to incontinence in later life. It can also help alleviate IBS and gives a boost when emotionally and physically depleted. Whenever you find yourself in a very stressful situation, at home or work, or particularly physically demanding time, use this stone to help you through. It is no surprise that the orange calcite is called ‘ the stone of happiness’.
Peach Aventurine: As the name suggests this stone is peachy to glowing orange in colour and offers similar attributes. This stone is ideal for an eternally worried and stressed person. Together with a relaxing treatment that gets rid of body tension, like a massage or foot-reflexology treatment, this can make a deep impact.
For long-term stress, worry – start drinking crystal water infused with this stone. This is a very old healing practice. People suffering from compulsive behaviours, eating disorders, and anxieties would also benefit from the above said. On the physical front, the peach aventurine helps with persistent urine infections, reproductive problems, and skin problems.
Hessonite Garnet: Orange to dark brown in colour. It is called the cinnamon stone and relatively rare, therefore a bit pricier than the ones mentioned above. It helps with balancing the hormonal system, improves fertility, and has its most prolific use in the help to combat arthritis and rheumatism.
People who feel lonely, unable to cope with life benefit from its strength. This crystal is mainly found in Sri Lanka, India. But it was a known and well-liked stone in Ancient Greece and Rome where it found its main use as an amulet stone to attract health and joy. It is also said to inspire artistic output, so a great stone for any budding artist.
Orange carnelian: orange-pinkish in colour with hues of brown. This common stone helps with female fertility, especially when undergoing IVF treatment. Being a truly ‘female stone’, it alleviates menstrual problems and helps with the onset of the menopause. Added to drinking water, it will give you strength after an operation or long illness. It can further help people to overcome trauma and anxiety attacks.
Snowflake obsidian: In contrast to the other stones, it is not orange but black with small whitish (snowflake-like) patterns. It is commonly available and good for cell tissues, eyesight, and sinus problems. It helps with the regulation of excess fat which makes it a good companion during a weight-loss program.
On the whole, it helps people to accept who they are and gives strength in times of big decisions and adding will-power. Before going to sleep place a stone on your belly (sacral chakra) and meditate for about 10 minutes, letting go of worries and think of something that makes you truly happy and at ease. Repeat this daily for a few weeks, let go of worries and firm up decisions that you will keep.
Orange Selenite: This stone is similar to the orange carnelian as it assists with fertility, women’s problems, and a weak bladder. It is very useful for people who struggle with their self-image and food disorders. But can also used in more benign ways when children are afraid of the dark or just to produce a friendly, productive atmosphere. This is a great stone to have on your desk to promote creativity and harmony.
Peachy Moonstone: This pretty stone comes in various hues, but the orange/peach moonstone is the best for the sacral chakra. Advisable for anyone who feels helpless with weight problems and self-esteem issues. It is a good present for an insecure teenager to help find his/her place in the world.
HERE is the next installment – when we look at crystals that balance the chakra connected to the Solar plexus