Do you feel listless or like you don’t have a purpose in life?
Do you feel frustrated, unmotivated, or like nothing in your life can bring you joy or happiness?
Do you find that you can’t set boundaries or that you can’t say no?
Are you having problems finding your inner power and confidence?
If you do, it’s time to balance your solar plexus chakra with crystals and energy work!
Solar plexus chakra crystals can help remove energy blocks and keep your solar plexus chakra aligned and balanced.
They can help you figure out what’s blocking you so that you can move forward with a sense of purpose and alignment.
They can help you increase your confidence in yourself, set and hold boundaries, and find your authentic self!
Let’s get into which crystals work for the solar plexus chakra and how to use them!
The Function of the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
The solar plexus chakra is the third chakra.
It is located in the abdomen, between the sternum and belly button.
It is responsible for metabolism, the function of internal organs (kidneys, liver, pancreas, large intestine, gall bladder) and the nervous system.
It is also the center of your personal power and confidence, your sense of life purpose, and what motivates you and makes you happy.
It’s also the source of your “gut feelings.”
Its mantra is “rung” or “ram.”
The Solar Plexus chakra is responsible for:
- Personal empowerment
- Sense of purpose/Direction in life
- Sense of peace
- Authentic self
- Expression of will
- Emotional balance
- Centered in who you are
- Digestive system
- The power of transformation/moving forward in life
Symptoms of a Blocked Solar Plexus
Your solar plexus chakra can become blocked because of stress, negative energy in your environment or other people, illnesses, and anything that is a drain on your energy.
It can also become blocked because of a block in another chakra above or below it, interrupting the flow of energy.
This is why it’s important to do energy work and keep all of your chakras clear.
When your Solar Plexus chakra is blocked, you can experience:
- Digestion issues
- Liver/Kidney problems
- Feelings of powerlessness/victim mentality
- Lack of motivation/low energy
- Lack of confidence
- Poor self-image
- Lack of willpower
- Inability to set or maintain boundaries
- Lack of purpose
Symptoms of an Overactive Solar Plexus
When there is a block in another chakra or somewhere in the energy chain, your solar plexus chakra can become overactive.
It “takes over” and causes imbalances, making up for the energy that’s lacking elsewhere in your life or body.
When your Solar Plexus chakra is overactive, you can feel:
- Ulcers/gallbladder issues/digestive issues
- Anger issues
- Controlling others
- Overly critical of self and others
- Like you’re in “overdrive” and you can’t relax or you’re constantly stressed
Using Crystals for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar plexus chakra crystals fall into two categories: yellow/golden crystals (the color of the solar plexus) or crystals with inherent properties that align with the solar plexus.
Any crystal that enhances courage, willpower, taking inspired action, or staying true to yourself is a crystal that can unblock and align the solar plexus.
This isn’t a definitive list of solar plexus crystals, however, so if you have a crystal that is yellow or gold and/or has properties that align with those of the solar plexus, it will work too! Use your intuition!
Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals (and Their Meanings)
Citrine – for joy, abundance of all kinds, success, prosperity, and envisioning and pursuing goals. This post has more info about citrine: how to use citrine to attract wealth
Yellow Calcite – for self-esteem, activating your inner power, determination, leadership skills, and coming up with creative solutions to problems
Yellow Fluorite – for physical endurance, positivity, and learning new things
Yellow Jasper – for inner strength, positive momentum, taking inspired action, confidence in social situations, and developing your inner passion
Yellow Aventurine – to focus intentions, create energy flow, and increase optimism and certainty in yourself
Golden Topaz – for staying true to yourself, making things happen, and believing in yourself
Bumble Bee Jasper – helps with accepting change, inspires complete happiness and joy
Yellow Sapphire – attracts success, helps you change your life for the better, helps you take inspired action towards your best life
Honey Calcite – amplifies energy, helps cleanse bad vibes, increases personal growth and creativity
Golden Healer – helps you connect with source energy, raises your vibration, and is a master healer useful in all situations
Rutilated Quartz (golden rutile) – increases feelings of freedom and well-being, helps with intention setting, helps bring manifestations into the physical realm
Sulphur Quartz – balances and absorbs negative energy, helps with patience and calm, and can remove what’s blocking you so you can move forward in life
Picture Jasper – enhances creativity, helps you envision your dreams and ideas, connects you to the energy of Mother Earth
Sunstone – motivation, creative desires, manifesting your dreams, and increasing leadership skills and personal power
Yellow Jade – joy and happiness, self-sufficiency, emotional balance, boosts self-esteem and courage, protects from negative energy
Lemon Quartz – creativity and optimism, brings a sense of health and well-being, increases positivity and clarity of thought, helps with organization
Golden Heliodor/Golden Beryl – self-determination and personal power, helps you take control of your life, increases confidence and willpower
Amber – helps with releasing phobias and fears, clears the mind and eases stress, heals and protects, helps you decide what you really want from life
Septarian – courage, confidence, happiness, helps you access your bravery and courage, stabilizes emotions. Also balances the root chakra, helping with grounding and protection.
Orange Calcite – increases motivation and inner power, helps attract positive energy, helps you overcome what’s blocking you and move forward. Also balances the sacral chakra, helping with creativity and endurance
How to Use Crystals for the Solar Plexus
Solar plexus crystals can unblock and align your solar plexus chakra to their inherent frequencies.
You can crystals to balance the solar plexus in many different ways – or even come up with your own method!
Here are four ways to use solar plexus chakra crystals:
Meditate with them.
You can lay down, placing the crystal on your solar plexus.
Or you can sit comfortably, holding the solar plexus crystal in your lap.
Either way, having the crystal near your solar plexus while meditating will help align your solar plexus with its energy.
You can repeat the mantra “rung” or “ram,” come up with your own affirmation or do a silent meditation.
There are also guided meditations on youtube that will heal your solar plexus.
Try different methods and see what works best for you!
Keep them near your yoga mat.
Yoga is a really great way to clear and heal your chakras.
Keeping one of the solar plexus chakra crystals near your mat while doing yoga can infuse your practice with the crystal’s vibration.
Some yoga poses for the solar plexus chakra are: warrior 1, warrior 2, reverse warrior, and sun salutations.
Wearing a solar plexus chakra crystal can help you access and maintain your personal power and courage in your everyday life.
It can also keep your solar plexus chakra clear when you’re in the midst of other people’s energies or environments that might be difficult for you.
Create crystal water.
Because the solar plexus chakra is responsible for digestion and organs in the abdominal cavity, using crystal water can be a highly effective way to balance the solar plexus chakra!
You can create crystal water by placing a crystal near your water pitcher or even using a crystal water bottle.
This will infuse the water with the energy of the crystal and help balance the energy in your whole body as it absorbs the frequency!
Note: Sleeping with solar plexus chakra crystals isn’t recommended because they can be too energizing and cause insomnia.
If you aren’t someone who has sleep problems, however, you can place a solar plexus chakra crystal under your bed, near where your abdomen will be when you’re sleeping, and see how it works for you!