third chakra stones
3rd Chakra Symbol

Third or Solar Plexus Chakra

If you have issues with energy, individuality, self will or esteem, shame or wholeness, then this would be an area to be working on.  Associated color: yellow. Located near upper abdomen in the stomach area (by your belly button).

Areas Governed…

The 3rd Chakra is about personal power and self-definition. It is located midway between the 2nd and 4th Chakra, about 4 fingers above your belley button. This is where we access our risk taking, stress control, release or contain anger, carry our shame and build our ego. If you are a Type A personality out of control, look here to bring things into balance.

When In Balance…

We are responsible, reliable, have good self-esteem, and a sense of our personal power. We will enjoy a warm personality, be confident, be okay with being spontaneous and playful, and have a sense of humor.

When Excessive…

We can be overly aggressive, be dominating, controlling and stubborn. If you feel the need to always be right and have the last word in a dispute, are overly competitive, have an attraction to sedatives to try and control a temper, look to this Chakra to regain your balance.

When Deficient…

We may suffer from low energy, be easily manipulated, have poor discipline and follow through, be “cold” emotionally or physically, be attracted to stimulants, seem to blame others for our problems and have a victim mentality.

Healing the Chakra

As in the 1st and 2nd Chakras, it is important to reconnect with our body when out of balance here. Adding complex carbohydrates and grains to the diet will help. Work on deep relaxation techniques and stress control. Vigorous excercise like running, aerobics and sit ups will help if you are physically able to handle those activities. Define and work on shame or self esteem issues. Physical ailments rooted in this Chakra can include indigestion, ulcers, intestinal problems, anorexia or bulimia, and adrenal dysfunction.

3rd Chakra Symbol

Stones to Use

AmberGolden Tigers EyeChrysochollaCitrine and Golden or Honey Calcite. Additional crystals that could be used are Ametrine, Bumblebee Jasper, Golden Beryl, Chiastolite, Fire Agate, PeridotPyrite, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Kunzite, Imperial TopazMookaitePietersiteTurquoise or Yellow Tourmaline.

Take Note:

When using gemstones for healing, the energy should be directed through the body flowing from Earth to Sky or Sky to Earth, depending on what is to be worked on. For this Chakra, drawing from both is quite helpful. But, always keep in mind that there is no “right” or “wrong” way if the good that is brought helps you to realize your wholeness.