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The Solar Plexus Chakra

Its Colors, Symbols, Meanings, Glands, & More!

The 3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura – रँ

The 3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura – रँ

The Solar Plexus, or Manipura, translates to “lustrous gem.” This chakra is where your self-confidence, identity, and personal power are born. This is considered the third chakra, located above the belly button. Its color correspondence is yellow, or gold. The Solar Plexus Chakra resonates with personal power, self-confidence, and force of will. This is the chakra to focus on if you are feeling powerless or timid. And if you tend to be domineering, bordering on aggressive behavior, your Solar Plexus Chakra may be overactive. Self-esteem issues often arise here. This chakra influences the liver, upper spine, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine, and helps with metabolism.

  • Color: Yellow
  • Location: Belly button
  • Mantra: "Self-love starts when I accept all parts of myself."
  • Element: Fire
  • Gland: Pancreas
  • Sound: Ram
  • Musical Note: E
  • Gemstones: Any yellow colored stones (e.g. Citrine, Pyrite, Yellow Tiger's Eye, Peridot, Yellow Sapphire, Amber)
  • Essential Oils: Lily of the Valley, Lemon, Helichrysum, Juniper, Grapefruit, Eeroli, Tea Tree
  • Herbs: Anise, Celery, Cinnamon, Lily of the Valley, Marshmallow, Mint, Melissa, Turmeric, Cumin
  • Physical Body: Small intestine, Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen
  • Emotional Body: Confidence/self-esteem, Determination, Willpower/Self-control
  • Spiritual Body: This is the center from which our self-power and inner strength come from

Crystals & Gemstones for your Solar Plexus Chakra

Crystals & Gemstones for the Solar Plexus Chakra

Crystals and gemstones bring balance your Solar Plexus Chakra because they give off gentle energy that remind you of your intentions. Since yellow is the color of the Solar Plexus, look for yellow stones to help heal this chakra. Carry one in your pocket or place it in your workspace to help relieve stress. Here are some of the best stones for the Solar Plexus Chakra:

Citrine Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Citrine is a wonderful crystal for restoring balance to your Solar Plexus. It has a sunny appearance that resonates with the Manipura’s yellow color, making it an excellent choice for cleansing this important Energy Center. A motivated mindset is crucial for attracting what you want in life. Citrine, through balancing the Solar Plexus, gives you the self-belief to keep moving towards your goals. It also radiates a positive energy, which is important for attracting success and prosperity.

Pyrite Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Pyrite is a stimulating and stabilizing mineral for the Solar Plexus. Known as Fool’s Gold, its energy holds the power of abundance and success. Nestled within pyrite’s cubic structure is a wonderful energy field that blocks negative energy. This stops outside forces from affecting your mood, which provides clarity when dealing with problems. It’ll also shift your mindset towards success.

Yellow Tiger's Eye Crystal & Gemstone Properties
Yellow Tiger's Eye

To achieve any goal, it’s essential to truly believe that you are capable of doing so. Tiger’s eye’s ability to heal the Solar Plexus and release fears makes it one of the best gemstones for improving your self-belief and confidence. One of the great things about Yellow Tiger’s Eye is that it harnesses both the Earth’s and Sun’s energies. This powerful combination encourages you to take action, while also trusting your gut instincts.

Peridot Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Peridot is an energizer and cleanser for the Solar Plexus, your power center. It also aligns with the Heart Chakra, bringing bountiful healing and forgiveness. This integration helps to release negative thought patterns and behaviors. Holding onto negative events slows down our progress. Peridot teaches you to learn from your previous experiences, while also releasing them. This allows you to flourish with new self-confidence and self-worth.

Chakra Assessment

Solar Plexus Chakra Assessment

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if your Solar Plexus Chakra is open or not: 

  • Do I trust my gut or do I doubt my instincts?
  • Am I able to make decisions easily or do I second guess myself?
  • What are my beliefs around my worthiness?
  • Do I hold myself back because I feel incapable?
  • Am I assertive or do others take advantage of me?
  • Can I set healthy boundaries?
  • Do I try to conform in order to be accepted by others?

Signs of a Blocked or Unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

Signs of an Unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have an imbalance in the Solar Plexus Chakra:

  • Nervous
  • Anxious
  • Confused
  • Unsure
  • Unworthy
  • Angry
  • Worried
  • Feelings of guilt for no reason
  • The need to please others

Signs of a Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra

Signs of a Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra

When your Solar Plexus Chakra is in balance, you will feel:

  • Calm
  • Decisive
  • Confident
  • Courageous
  • Empowered
  • Worthy
  • Capable

How Do You Open/Clear/Unblock Your Chakras?

How to Heal, Unblock, & Open Your Solar Plexus Chakra

The most common sign that you’re in need of Solar Plexus Chakra healing is the feeling of anxiety. So notice the situations you’re in when your anxiety is high. What situation is calling you to be brave? As a reminder of your inner strength, wear something yellow since it holds the vibration of confidence. There are many others ways to bring healing to your solar plexus chakra, and we’re going to discuss some of them!

Set Healthy Boundaries

For starters, you’re allowed to say no! Also, the fact that you’re reading about Solar Plexus healing is a sign that you’re ready to recall the power you’ve given away to other people. So it's time to bring the scales back into balance in all areas of your life. It’s important to understand that you don’t have to be aggressive in order to set limits. You can set clear boundaries in your own loving way.

Also, have you been compromising your own needs to soothe someone else’s ego? Or perhaps you feel your needs aren’t as important as everyone else’s. Well, nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, it’s your sacred responsibility to stand up for yourself. This is crucial to Solar Plexus healing because you teach others how to treat you by the way you treat yourself.

Be Assertive

Does fear of dealing with someone else’s reaction keep you from asserting yourself? Because to heal your Solar Plexus, you’ll need to start honoring your worth by taking the actions that are best for you. You don’t need anyone’s permission when it comes to personal decision-making. This isn’t a sign of selfishness, so don’t feel guilty. On the contrary, when something is truly good for you, it will be in everyone’s best interest. So look for opportunities to assert yourself, even if it’s something small. As a result, you’ll feel amazingly empowered.

Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

There is no courage without the presence of fear. So taking steps toward the life you want is a sign of bravery! Start going out of your way to try new things as a way to heal your solar plexus. It doesn’t matter if you take a huge leap or make a shift so subtle that only you know about it. Just go at your own pace and enjoy the feeling of pride as you push the limits you’ve set for yourself. You’re allowed to change and grow! 

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

Affirmations are another method of balancing a specific chakra. Repeating affirmations directs healing energy to restore balance to that aspect of your body, and your life. These powerful statements rewrite the patterns in our subconscious minds and direct healing vibrations to the chakra. If your Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance, repeat these affirmations:

  • "I am decisive and strong."
  • "There’s nothing to worry about."
  • "I am comfortable in my own skin."
  • "My timing is perfect."
  • "Everything’s going to be okay."
  • "My words and actions are divinely guided."
  • "I deserve the best in all things."

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This is an exciting time for you, so be proud of yourself for investing in Solar Plexus Chakra healing! As you reclaim your personal power, every area of your life will begin to shift. New opportunities will present themselves. Toxic relationships will fall away, and unhealthy patterns will be replaced with upgrades. You’ve got some beautiful expansion going on as your Solar Plexus Awakens. Watch out, world!

If you’re ready for more, check out our Ultimate Chakra Guide for your Root, Sacral, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakra!