Sacral Chakra 101

Sacral Chakra 101

Sacral Chakra: Svadhisthana

The sacral chakra is ruled by the water element and is related to fluidity in relationships as well as the flow of creativity and life force energy through you.

Your relationships and how you respond to the people around you are both affected by the sacral chakra. This chakra is the core of your emotional wellbeing, sexuality, and creativity.

Sometimes called the Dwelling Place of the Self, the Sacral Chakra is your energetic foundation for directly perceiving spiritual beings and higher worlds.

This is also your reproductive chakra, and the center of emotion, feelings, and pleasure. The energy from this chakra allows you to be in the present moment and gives the gift of experiencing the enjoyment in life. 

If your feelings aren’t honored, this chakra becomes unbalanced, leading to polarizing states of being, either the loss of control or the loss of enjoyment and a disconnect from your emotions. 

How to Know if the Sacral Chakra is Out of Balance

When the sacral chakra is balanced, creativity, intimacy, warmth, and joy naturally flow through and radiate beyond you. 

An imbalance of the sacral chakra can leave you feeling disconnected, uninspired and unmotivated. A general sense of apathy can occur, and people and activities that bring pleasure no longer do.

Depression is a significant symptom of an imbalanced sacral chakra. 

Another sign of imbalance issues includes: gallbladder, colon, bladder, and digestion problems. 

When your sacral chakra is in perfect balance, you will savor all the pleasures that life has to offer,  without overdoing or overindulging in them. 

Underactive Sacral Chakra

When your sacral chakra is underactive or out of balance, you may experience certain signs such as being overly emotional, having a decreased sex drive, depression, jealousy, and an inability to express yourself and connect with others along with a lack of creativity, and passion. You can have sexual dysfunction, instability, or be afraid of change. 

These things usually arise when you focus too much on activities that drain your energy and don’t do things to enjoy and relish the fruits of your hard work.

Overactive Sacral Chakra

On the other hand, your sacral chakra may be overactive when you find yourself in the midst of an addiction, gluttony, or both. While there is nothing wrong at all with pleasure, indulging too much isn’t good for you.  

People with an overactive sacral chakra may participate in too many pleasure-seeking behaviors and tend to fall into addictions that are no longer healthy for their body, mind, and soul. Restlessness, hormone imbalances, obesity, and addiction may arise as a result of overindulgence.

Chakra Healing for the Sacral Chakra

Opening, balancing, and unblocking the sacral chakra brings a new sense of rejuvenation for life. If your sacral chakra is unbalanced or lacks energy, there are a few ways to restore its health and wellness. 


Spend time outdoors to meditate and just feel and enjoy life! 

Give yourself some “me” time and experience the amazing gifts that the Earth has for you.

Focus on the location of your sacral chakra and meditate on it. Envision an orange orb around you, which is the color of this chakra.

Tone the mantra VAM to bring the sacral chakra back into balance.

Breathe deeply, in and out, focus only on your breath and follow it.

Practice this each time you are feeling the signs of imbalances in this chakra.

Sacral Chakra Affirmations 

– I love and appreciate my body

– I am open to the blessings of the present moment

– I enjoy intimacy with others

– Change is new opportunities coming to me

– I easily flow through changes and new situations

– I am satisfied with my life situation 

– Inspiration comes to me easily and effortlessly

– I am a creative being

Chakra Healing Stones and Essential Oils for the Sacral Chakra

Stones associated with the sacral chakra include: 

– Carnelian

– Amber

– Topaz

– Citrine (beware heat-treated amethyst being sold as Citrine. Real Citrine comes in pale yellow points not orangish-yellow clusters)

– Jasper

Essentials oils for your sacral chakra:

– Jasmine

– Ylang-Ylang

– Orange

– Jasmine 

– Rose

– Patchouli

– Sandalwood

– Sage

Additional Tips

Get up and dance! Turn on the music and enjoy moving and flowing with the music.

Find a creative outlet and start allowing creativity to flow through you.

You can also ask yourself, “Is this action going to be good for me? Will it be nourishing? Will it make my soul, body, and mind healthy?” Honor and respect your truth. 

Create recipes with nourishing healthy foods.

Eat more carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes, peaches, apricots, and other orange foods.

Be open to giving and receiving hugs. Spend time cuddled up with someone, even your pet.

Try new things, go on a road trip, vacation, or make time to step away from the office.

Sacral Chakra Symbol and Symbolism

The sacral chakra symbols are a crescent moon, cradling a circle and surrounded by 6 petals. 

Each petal represents emotions that we each need to overcome. Hatred, jealousy, desire, pride, anger, and cruelty. 

The circle represents the cycle of death and rebirth. With the crescent moon sitting beneath the symbol of cycles, this shows the connection to the moon and the connection to feminine energy. 

Sexuality, emotions, creativity, vitality, energy, enjoyment of physical pleasures, curiosity, and exploration are symbolisms of the sacral chakra. 

Location of the Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is located right below your navel area.  

This is your second chakra, and when it’s in balance, you experience the joy life has to offer you with grace and easy. You have a healthy relationship with your body as well as healthy boundaries with others.   

The Chakra Color for the Sacral Chakra

Orange is the color of the sacral chakra. This is why if you are experiencing an underactive sacral chakra, wearing orange can help you feel balanced. 

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