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The Sacral Chakra

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

The 2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra – Svadhishana – वँ

The 2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra – Svadhishana – वँ

The Sacral Chakra, or Svadhishana, translates to “the place of the self.” This is considered the second chakra, located in the pelvic area, between the hips. Its color correspondence is orange. The Sacral Chakra resonates with sexuality, passion, and creativity. This is the chakra to focus on if you are feeling emotionally rigid, apathetic, creatively stumped, or closed off to intimacy. And if you tend to be hypersexual or get emotionally attached easily, your Sacral Chakra may be overactive. This chakra influences the female reproductive system, kidneys, bladder, and large intestine.

  • Color: Orange
  • Location: Lower Stomach/Pelvis
  • Mantra: "I always honor others but not before myself."
  • Element: Water
  • Gland: Gonads
  • Sound: Vam
  • Musical Note: D
  • Gemstones: Any orange-colored stones (e.g. Carnelian, Yellow Tiger's Eye, Red Goldstone, Unakite, Orange Sapphire, Imperial Topaz)
  • Essential Oils: Vetiver, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Angelica, Clove
  • Herbs: Coriander, Calendula, Fennel, Licorice, Cinnamon, Vanilla
  • Physical Body: Sexual organs, Lymphatic system, Kidneys, Pelvis, Hips, Bladder, Prostate, Large intestine, Pancreas, Appendix
  • Emotional Body: Connected with our sexual desires and creativity
  • Spiritual Body: This is the center from which we create and give birth to new life and new ideas

Crystals & Gemstones for your Sacral Chakra

Crystals & Gemstones for the Sacral Chakra

You can use crystals and gemstones to balance your Sacral Chakra. Sacral chakra stones are usually orange. They are energizing and help to balance your emotions. You can wear Sacral Chakra healing jewelry as a reminder of your healing journey. Or, rest a stone directly onto your belly during meditation. Since they do have a high, energizing vibration, you may not want to keep your Sacral Chakra stones under your pillow as they may interfere with your sleep.  

Carnelian Crystal & Gemstone Properties

Carnelian is our go-to crystal for Sacral Chakra healing. With its hues of an evening sunset, it soothes and opens the Svadhisthana, balancing energy flows and encouraging confidence. Carnelian’s warm joyful energy will revitalize and balance the important Sacral Chakra, helping you to move forward with renewed confidence.

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

Tiger’s eye is a stabilizing and grounding crystal. It harnesses the earth’s and sun’s energies, making it a wonderful crystal for Sacral Chakra healing. The Svadhisthana is the gateway for life energies (chi) to flow from, which is important for the health and well-being of the rest of the body. Tiger’s eye balances and grounds this energy center, allowing change, movement and creativity to spring from it.

Red Goldstone Crystal & Gemstone Properties
Red Goldstone

Goldstone is a Stone of Ambition that glistens with legend and mystery. Its link to the Sacral Chakra makes it perfect for personal development and achieving your life purpose, while calming and stabilizing emotions in the process. This is also a good stone for grounding and, if you’re feeling restless or have a sense of lethargy, you may benefit from the copper content as it’s a conductor of spiritual healing energy.

Unakite Crystal & Gemstone Properties

A mix of Red Jasper and Epidote. This blend has been a symbol of lasting love and harmonious relationships. Unakite is also associated with beauty, aromatherapy and artistic design. This connection to love & appreciation for sensual pleasure is perfect for satisfying our Sacral Chakra.

Chakra Assessment

Sacral Chakra Assessment

Is your Sacral Chakra blocked? Your sacral chakra records every interaction you have. Parent-child relationships, partnerships, and your beliefs about sexuality can take a toll on this energy center. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if your Sacral Chakra is open or not: 

  • Am I motivated and energetic?
  • Am I eager to start each day?
  • Do I get jealous easily?
  • Am I comfortable with my sexuality?
  • Do I enjoy seeing others succeed?
  • Are my partnerships healthy?
  • Am I generally excited about life?
  • Do I have a healthy sense of adventure?
  • What’s my relationship to money?
  • Do I have unhealed trauma from abuse?
  • Am I trusting of others?

Signs of a Blocked or Unbalanced Sacral Chakra

Signs of an Unbalanced Sacral Chakra

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

  • Unmotivated
  • Emotionally stuck
  • Low energy
  • Victimized
  • Ashamed
  • Territorial
  • May suffer from addictions

Signs of a Balanced Sacral Chakra

Signs of a Balanced Sacral Chakra

When your Sacral Chakra is in balance, you will feel:

  • Energized
  • Motivated
  • Healthy sex drive
  • Adventurous
  • Generous
  • Creative

How Do You Open/Clear/Unblock Your Chakras?

How to Heal, Unblock, & Open Your Sacral Chakra

If your Sacral Chakra needs healing, you’re in luck. There are many ways to balance your second chakra through self-care. The Sacral responds to physical power, movement, and change. So anything you do with those themes in mind will get energy flowing again. Here are some ideas.

Follow Your Curiosities

Your Sacral Chakra is your passion center. So the best way to heal it is to prioritize the people, causes, and activities that you’re passionate about. If nothing comes to mind, that’s okay. What are you curious about? Allow yourself to explore anything you find interesting. This is the time to try something new. You deserve to have some fun! 

Give To Others

Another way to open your Sacral Chakra is to practice giving. Look for opportunities to offer your time, donations, or a helping hand to someone who needs a boost. 

Generosity is a healthy demonstration of your power. It will relax tension in your Sacral Chakra. Give it a try – you’ll be surprised how good it feels to do something selfless! 

Sacral 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 Sacral Chakra is out of balance, repeat these affirmations:

  • "I attract healthy partnerships."
  • "My life is an adventure."
  • "I am at peace with my sexuality."
  • "My relationships are healing."
  • "I always have plenty of energy."
  • "Creativity comes to me with ease."

What is a Chakra? Symbols


Your Sacral Chakra is a powerful energy center that deserves your loving care. As you bring this energy center back into balance, all of your relationships will become more enjoyable.

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