Crystals

Crystals for Sacral Chakra Support

Here are a few suggestions of crystals to work with for Sacral chakra support. These are usually best placed on the lower abdomen or lower spinal area during healing or meditation. You should ideally take the time to tune into the stones yourself before purchasing as each will vibrate differently even if they are the same kind! Once purchased cleansing by using incense smoke, running water (if non porous) or burying in brown rice then charging under the full moon, over your heart chakra by sending in light from this area, or in direct sunlight; followed by verbal dedication to the course are recommended before use.

Crystals for this area are generally orange in colour, sometimes with white or grey bands. This I feel echoes the planet Jupiter who governs this chakra. The stones listed below are not under his rulership but they work well to balance this area which should ideally be warm and moist in constitution as Jupiter rules the elements water and fire (see my previous blog on Pisces Season and the Sacral Chakra). This way menstrual health in particular can be maintained and supported as these are optimal conditions for the womb.

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Orange Calcite -  This stone balances emotions along with the masculine and feminine energies. It grounds excessive enthusiasm and inspires joy and happiness whilst supporting the kidneys and lower digestive function. A useful stone for IBS sufferers. It lies under the planetary rulership of the Sun and relates to the Fire element so does well to warm the area, useful if you are prone to low Fire and or excessive Water or Earth in particular.

Carnelian - A friendly and healing stone and my all time favourite for the Sacral chakra. Carnelian is ruled by the Sun, brings the element of Fire and is a good balancing stone and energiser. It can boost creativity, sexuality and self-esteem along with reinforcing connection to the inner self. Again like calcite it can bring equilibrium between the masculine and feminine aspects of your being. It supports the gallbladder, kidneys and pancreas and can aid with tissue regeneration. I work with carnelian in my healing sessions and when blending my Chakra Teas and also include it in both Chakra Body Scrubs and in the Creativity Chakra Aroma Roller

Crocoite - Ruled by Mars, this stone brings the Fire element (stronger than the Sun ruled stones) and stimulates sexual energy and passion. It provides stamina in life-changing situations and promotes new creative ideas. Crocoite can bring about self confidence, particularly in relationships and is known to support people through divorce. 

Halite - This stone relates to the Water element and is governed by the Moon. It is useful for cases of water retention in the body and can reduce swelling. Halite being mutable energetically like the moon, has a balancing effect on the emotions, helping to even out mood swings and hormone levels. Its general settling effect can also be useful for easing digestive discomforts. If you have an excess of Water (Phlegmatic or Kapha) then this stone can help to balance your constitution.

Copper - A metal traditionally associated with Venus and the Earth element, copper can also be used to support sacral health as in medical astrology Venus rules the ovaries and Libra (the sign it governs) rules the fallopian tubes, lumbar spinal region, kidneys and hormonal balancing. Copper revitalises as it conducts energy very effectively (think electrical wiring) so great for boosting chi and also eliminating toxins. It is warmer in nature than other metals and will amplify the effects of any stone it is placed with, especially those ruled by Venus such as diamonds and clear quartz.

Crystals for Root Chakra Support

As promised in my previous post Capricorn, Saturn and the Root Chakra here are some crystals that can be used to support the Root chakra. These are usually best placed at the base of the spine and/or between the thighs, knees and at the base of the feet during meditation or healing sessions, but feel free to experiment. You should ideally take the time to tune into the stones yourself before purchasing as each will vibrate differently even if they are the same kind! Once purchased cleansing by using incense smoke, running water (if non porous) or burying in brown rice then charging under the full moon, over your heart chakra by sending in light from this area, or in direct sunlight; followed by verbal dedication to the course are recommended before use.

In general the stones listed below for the Root chakra fall into two main categories 1) warming, stimulating and engaging or 2) cooling, distancing and protective. The former work well to counteract constriction, stagnation and the cooler and constricting aspects of the Saturnian influence in this chakra. For instance one who suffers from constipation or poor circulation to the extremities, general melancholy or a "stuck in the mud" attitude might do well to work with a warming red toned stone or hematite to lift the mood and get things going. The latter black stones work more to calm down an overactive, hyper or "angry" system/temperament and earth the excess energy. They also physically protect, acting as good shields often deflecting negative forces or earthing them. This is especially useful when ill or recovering from anything traumatic where the defences might be down. 

Hematite I feel sits somewhere between the two categories mentioned above, both in its colour and temperament. Even though it is stimulating it also seems to ground energy really well in a stabilising way and is also a good protector. Black Tourmaline follows somewhere between Hematite and Onyx in the spectrum of coolness.   

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Garnet - A warming stone that energises and can evoke fortitude and courage (inner strength). It is able to cleanse at a deep level by removing toxins. Garnet is a powerful stone that stimulates and helps to get ideas and projects off the ground so to speak! In other words long lasting foundations can be laid in all areas of life (including relationships) working with this stone as it helps get one into the right state of mind. Garnet is one of those humbling stones that can bring you more into your authenticity with confidence and help you to platform yourself out in the world, bringing both stable material, physical and emotional achievements in its wake. The SWILK Strength Chakra Aroma Roller contains this stone. Like Ruby below the Sun is the associated planet with this stone, but I would say it is the more stimulating of the two.

Red Jasper - This stone grounds both spiritually and emotionally and is a tonic for the whole body thus working well with the immune system. It eases the path to change so very useful for people who are stuck in the mud and fixed in their ways and find it hard to move forward in new directions. When conducting spiritual/psychic work, Red Jasper can act as a safe anchor to Earth and also supports stamina by encouraging the slow release of energy. It is a very practical stone, helping one to reach solutions in a grounded way and a good stone to aid with physical repairs of the body. 

Ruby - Ruby is a gentler and more steadying stone associated with the Sun. It can bring vitality, charisma, and success to those who work with it. The polarity of warmth (Sun ruling the uppermost 6th or 7th chakra depending on the system being used) works particularly well in balancing out a stagnant and cold Root chakra. It is a fantastic stone for providing a sense of security and self-esteem and has the ability ground and steady a person helping them with everyday life. Ruby can help to attract wealth and also eases menstrual cycle issues. I generally work with Ruby in Chakra Sessions for the Root and it forms part of the SWILK set of luxury Chakra Crystals.

Hematite - A very good tonic for the blood and circulatory system, Hematite has an energising yet stabilising effect. It grounds and anchors electrical currents and energy so is very useful to have around when feeling spaced out. Hematite supports all aspects of the mind and body and can help to realise dreams and spiritual concepts on the earth plane. A stone that can help with increasing self-esteem and brings about a general sense of strength and security - very empowering. This stone is high in iron content, which is the metal associated with firey Mars the other so called hotter "malefic" planet or brother to Saturn. In this way they can be used similarly to the stones above ruled by the Sun to counteract elemental imbalances in the Root i.e. excess cold and constriction.  

Black Tourmaline - This stone protects the user from negative forces by deflection, it also grounds and provides a sense of security with its very strong affiliation to the element Earth. It is a powerful healer of mental disorders with the ability to stabilise the emotions. It brings realignment and structure to ones life, strengthening the will to meet change and new challenges. Black Tourmaline can help with elimination as it has a detoxifying effect and supports healthy weight loss. It is also a soothing stone for the skeletal and muscular systems. Black Tourmaline contains some iron, so it isn't as cooling in effect as Onyx, but not quite as energising as Hematite. 

Onyx - An excellent stone to use when trying to let go of the past and releasing karma from the Root chakra. It has a calming effect and can balance out hot tempers, irritability and excitability in people. It grounds and concentrates energy and encourages stillness and introspection. Onyx can have the effect of making one appear invisible to others and become more of a recluse (reflecting the more melancholic, detached and impersonal side of Saturn). So unless you are incredibly "Martian" (excess fire) in constitution and attitude and really need to tone things down and take a step back, then best to work with a second more stimulating stone such as Ruby so that you remain interactive with other people and not completely cool and aloof. 

If you would like to delve into your chakras further and receive more in-depth support and guidance then consider one-to-one Chakra Sessions with me, where I work with crystals alongside other healing methods to suit you.