5 Stones for Healing the Solar Plexus

Powerful stones and crystals for unblocking the third chakra

Solar Plexus chakra stones play a very valuable role when it comes to healing the area of the body near your belly button! Because the solar plexus is in charge of guarding a majority of your internal organs, as well as assisting in issues regarding self worth and personal power, making sure this chakra is clear and cleansed is very important!

In this article we will be discussing the Solar Plexus chakra, as well as the stones and crystals that are the most influential in unblocking the third chakra.

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The Solar Plexus Chakra is connected with the element of fire, and is associated with your self-image and self-thoughts. Image from 7 Chakra Store.

Solar Plexus Background

What is the Solar Plexus Chakra?

First and foremost, the Solar Plexus Chakra is also known as Manipura, which can be translated as “shining gem” in Sanskrit. It is located in the solar plexus area, (above the belly button and below the sternum) making it the third chakra down the spine amongst the seven. This places it in the abdomen region of the body. The Manipura is represented as  a bright yellow color, whose glow is said to warm up the body and shine light on your true path so that you can follow it and feel confident and empowered in your own life.

The solar plexus functions as the energy center, as well as the hub for vitality, strength, and self-actualization. It is in a sense, the very core of who we are. This chakra teaches us about our need to stay true to ourselves and what we believe in. It’s the ability to trust our instincts that connects us to the energy of the Solar Plexus.

Essentially, it's our seed of personal power.

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The Solar Plexus chakra helps you “radiate your power in the world”. Image from chakras.info.

How Can the Third Chakra Become Unbalanced

Usually a healthy diet and active lifestyle is a good way to keep this chakra balanced and its energy flowing steadily, but sometimes this just isn’t enough. It could easily just be your life circumstances! Usually when your chakras become blocked, a good way of knowing this is if you overall just feel “off”. Some general warning signs are:

  • You get sick
  • … sick again
  • You start making silly mistakes (over and over)
  • Everything just seems to be going wrong.

If you find that your Solar Plexus chakra is all out of whack, you may be experiencing a number of physical pains, an over-inflated ego, low self-esteem, or an inability to follow through with plans or or goals.

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Stones are a great thing to incorporate into your healing practicesImage from Etsy.

How Gemstones and Crystals Help Heal the Chakras

Have you ever wondered how rocks can cleanse the chakras in your body? Well it’s actually quite simple. The stones and crystals activate the targeted chakra to clear out the positive ions that cause it to be all clogged up.

The most common ways of using these stones by wearing them as jewelry, or simply placing the stone directly over the chakra that needs to be cleansed. It’s also common to place the gems and stones around the house, or anywhere else you find yourself spending a good amount of time.

Once this chakra has been healed, you will begin to feel more balanced and centered. For the Solar Plexus Chakra, you’ll definitely start feeling more grounded as well as more confident in yourself and the decisions you’ve been making.

5 Stones to Unblock the Solar Plexus Chakra

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Yellow Jasper is great for assisting people who need help focusing, organizing, and motivating. It is a stone of strength, courage, and determination. Image from Etsy.

Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper is an ideal stone for healing the solar plexus chakra. It carries the energy of the sun as it consistently and constantly gives off positive vibrations and energies that promote happiness and positivity. This stone increases confidence in social situations while relieving anxiety and depressive thoughts.

This one is known as the “Stone of Protection” because of its ability to absorb negative energy and manifest support during times of stress to bring on a sense of peace and tranquility.

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Citrine is said to increase happiness while providing its user with the ability to look at things from a wider perspective. Image courtesy of Manipura.

Citrine

Citrine is often known for being the “Stone of Success”. While it increases confidence and personal empowerment, it is easy to see why this is the case. It’s believed that this stone promotes success and abundance, especially in a business setting. It also radiates joyful energy that lights up many aspects of the lives that wear it!

Because of its ability to remove negative energies from the environment and replace it with positive ones, this makes it a great happy stone for a happy life.

This stone is also great for many bodily organs, including the pancreas, spleen, as well as the digestive system.

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Tiger’s Eye is valued for its power to protect, as well as its ability to ward off evil energy. Image courtesy of Cape Cod Crystals.

Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s Eye is a protective stone, as it's known to give you courage, strength, and self confidence. It stimulates taking action while it helps release fear from the body, as it was traditionally worn as an amulet to protect against curses or “ill wishings”. Its strong aura is said to shield its user from any foreign attacks to the chakra system.

This stone is also great for grounding and balancing while also managing to cleanse at the same time.

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Carnelian is known for restoring vitality and motivation. Image from mineralism.

Carnelian

Carnelian is an amazing gem for improving your confidence and courage. This is a stone of action that stimulates ambition and drive so that you can pursue whatever it is that you long to accomplish. It strengthens your power and helps you manifest your goals to push you onto the path that you’re meant to be on.

By anchoring you to your three lower energy centers, Carnelian is a great grounding stone to use in your practices as well.

Carnelian stimulates feelings of warmth and joy that aids in concentration. If you’re feeling life you may need extra motivation to move forward in your life, give this stone a shot!

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Holding this stone promotes compassion and empathy, while helping to calm anger and dissolve negative emotions. Image courtesy of Etsy.

Golden Quartz

Golden Quartz is said to be a master healer. With its high vibrational frequencies, it easily raises energy flow and intent, while also releasing blockages when needed. It stimulates the immune system and cleanses the organs to bring the body into a sense of balance and harmony.

This crystal also balances yin and yang energies to align all the chakras and enhance the joy you experience. It can also push you into making positive changes by providing you with the knowledge that you’re on the right path. It is an extremely spiritual stone that can help shine light on the path that leads you enlightenment.

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Gemstones and crystals are fundamental in restoring balance to the chakras. Image from chakras.info.

The Solar Plexus chakra is responsible for the way that we view and carry ourselves. When it's balanced, our self confidence and self power can be boosted to provide us with a more joyous and carefree life. However, when we find ourselves feeling insecure, obsessive, and overly compulsive --  this chakra is out of balance and you may find yourself needing some of the stones mentioned above to correct it!

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