The Solar Plexus invokes your deepest sense of personal power. Moving up from the Sacral
Chakra, it pushes the creations and personal desires you’ve manifested and roots them in the world. This fuels your actions and drives you towards success. It is your inner Sun.
Governing assertiveness, ego, identity, and will, the Solar Plexus helps to create your uniqueness and gives you room to grow and transform through self-empowerment. The Solar Plexus plays a huge role in your personal development because it fuels your intentionality, your journey, and the actions you take to reach your goals. As a result, it impacts your pursuit of social status and self-image.
Sanskrit Name: Manipura (Lustrous Gem)
Color Associated: Yellow
Location: Two fingers width above your belly button
Crystals to Use: Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Pyrite, Yellow Fluorite, Sunstone
Goddesses Associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra: Ma’at, Sekhmet
Common Plants to Assist with Solar Plexus Chakra Healing: Celery, Grapefruit, Turmeric, Lemon
How to Tell if Your Solar Plexus Chakra is Unbalanced
An unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra can lead to Endocrine Gland issues such as Type 1 Diabetes or Hypoglycemia, Stomach Ulcers and digestive disorders, extra weight around your stomach and allergies. You may feel powerless, insecure, care too much what other people think, have a fear of being alone, or need constant reassurance.
If your Solar Plexus Chakra is too open, you may have excess anger or rage, a short fuse, feel omnipotent, be a workaholic, or have feelings of superiority.
The Solar Plexus Chakra in Balance
When your Solar Plexus is in balance, you can easily shrug off fears, rejections, and criticism, and confidently stand apart from the group and by creating your own identity. You are confident, self-assured, independent, and meet your own needs for validation. You trust your gut above all else and are spontaneous and uninhibited.
How to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
There are several ways to balance your Solar Plexus. The first is find a type of movement you like that strengthens your endurance and stamina. This will get the energy flowing in your body. A thriving Solar Plexus helps you feel strong and confident in your physical body.
If you suffer from insecurities, negative self-talk, or unworthiness, becoming aware of your inner critic and shifting your thoughts to be loving and empowering can help you heal and underdeveloped Solar Plexus. Treat yourself with the love and respect you give to others and watch the magic happen.
Another reason your Solar Plexus may be blocked is from repressed anger. It is completely normal to push down our emotions, especially when we don’t want to cause “drama” or harm others. All of that emotional baggage starts to collect in our Solar Plexus. Here is a visualization ritual to help you release the anger:
Go outside where you can be alone and be comfortable making some noise. Take off your shoes and stand with your feet on the Earth. We are going to use Mother Earth to help us release the suppressed anger. The Earth has a profound capability to recycle our negative energy and transmute into white light and fuel for the planet, so using her help for this practice is a mutually beneficial agreement. Start with deep breaths, breathing into your Solar Plexus while you begin to stomp your feet. As you stomp, picture all of the suppressed anger drawing out from your Solar Plexus, into a dark storm cloud in front of you. Continue to release with your stomping and your breath as the cloud gets bigger and bigger. Finally, once it’s ready to be released to the Earth, picture a lightning bolt that goes from the cloud into the ground.
You may practice this exercise until the energy starts to settle or you feel too tired to go on. It’s okay to do it a few times!
Affirmations for The Solar Plexus Chakra
I stand in my power.
I am my own person.
I treat myself with respect.
I value myself exactly as I am.
I am beautiful.
I am divine.
The Solar Plexus Chakra on Your Spiritual Path
We come to Earth forgetting how much power we truly have. We’re raised to believe that we need validation from others to define our worth. Whether it’s friends or the systems we have in place, we give so much of our power away. As a result, we stop listening to our intuition and lose our sense of self.
If you take away anything from this Chakra Series, let it be this: You are fucking powerful. You are the only one who gets to decide how to create your life. It’s time to reclaim your power and own who you are.