The sacral chakra is located approximately 5mm (2 inches) below the navel. It is associated with family, sexuality, passion, creativity, the exploration of your feelings, emotions and deservedness.
When balanced you are creative, calm, relaxed, nurturing, have good boundaries, a strong immune system and are able to give and receive freely. You know deep within that you deserve all the abundance and goodness that comes your way. You have a sense of your own sexuality and your ability to connect with and care for others as well as yourself.
When out of balance you may fear change or feel stuck and unable to change. You may have negative beliefs around your ability to create, parent your children, your sexual ability or your ability to form or maintain relationships. You may either try to control everyone and everything in your life or give away your power to another and end up feeling disempowered and fearful. You may have an eating disorder (compulsive eating, anorexia and comfort eating) and/or food, drug and sexual addictions because of the emptiness you feel inside.
Some questions to consider and perhaps journal about
Do you feel guilty about something?
Do you embrace change easily?
Are you in touch with your own sexuality?
Are you living or creating your passion?
Are you unable to express your emotions?
Do you make sure everyone else’s needs are met before your own?
Do you nurture and cherish yourself?
Are you honest with yourself and others about how you feel?
Do you believe you deserve to achieve your greatest desires?
Do you feel the need to control everyone and everything in your life?
20 essential oils that can help with sacral chakra issues
Sacral chakra issues related to family, sexuality, passion, creativity, the exploration of your feelings, emotions and deservedness that result in anxiety, worry and feelings of worthlessness can all be addressed with the help of essential oils.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is helpful if your feelings of despondency and dejection lead you to seek constant reassurance and emotional support. She is also useful where there are issues with control and can help you express yourself through creativity.
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) helps overcome the fear of claiming your personal power and awakens your desire to create allowing imaginative ideas and intuition to flourish.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) allows you to explore your deepest, darkest, innermost feelings so you can heal and release repressed emotions.
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) helps unblock stagnant energy and restore a sense of direction and determination. Reminds you to take responsibility for your actions and their consequences.
Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita) allows you to let go of old ideas, beliefs and the need to control every aspect of your life.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is useful if you have isolated yourself emotionally from others. She helps you regain your passion for life.
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) helps you access your innermost feelings so that you can release suppressed emotions. She offers support and strength when you need to reconnect with yourself and others.
Fennel Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare dulce) can help get to the root cause of eating disorders due to feelings of being unloved, insecurity, self-rejection or needing approval.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) helps to overcome feelings of abandonment and rejection. She is an aphrodisiac and helps reconnect you to your sensual self.
Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) promotes love, sensuality, sexuality, creativity and living in the moment.
Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) helps to ease frustration and irritability, nurtures you and allows you to forgive yourself for neglecting yourself and others in the past.
Marjoram Sweet (Marjorama hortensis) calms obsessive thinking and anxiety and helps to ease feelings of being lonely, unsupported, denied warmth and affection.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium) helps to release suppressed emotions especially those of anger, resentment and despair. She helps you to choose differently allowing you to accept and trust yourself.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is helpful if you are feeling out of touch with your body and sensuality due to overwork, anxiety and worry.
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara) gives you gentle strength and stability when you are feeling emotionally vulnerable.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) encourages you to believe in your self-worth and set boundaries especially if you feel a need to take responsibility and blame for the actions of others.
Rose (Rosa damascena) restores a sense of security and well-being especially if you have suffered rejection, loss or abuse.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) renews enthusiasm and improves self-confidence helping you to remember your own true path. She helps you direct creative energy into action.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) brings calm, reassuring strength and a sense of belonging.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina) is useful for impotence and frigidity due to fear and anxiety. She helps to reunite your emotional and sensual nature allowing you to express and experience both pleasure and joy.
Make your own sacral chakra anointing blend
Choose 1-3 essential oils for a total of 3 drops. Add to 10 mls of cold pressed vegetable oil. Label your blend noting the oils and date.
You may either sit or lie down. Take a couple of deep even breaths. Anoint your abdomen approximately 5mm (2 inches) below your navel with a few drops of the blend in a clockwise direction with your fingertips. Use your intention to open, balance, heal and then close the chakra. Continue your slow deep breathing allowing the oils to do their work and when you feel ready open your eyes.
15 crystals that may be used to balance the throat chakra
Orange and peach crystals are used to balance the sacral chakra. Blue and green crystals can help to balance an overstimulated sacral chakra. Choose one or two to work with. These may be used directly on the sacral chakra, carried in the pocket, worn as jewellery or used as an essence or spray.
Amber puts you in touch with your own inner strength and security. Amber is helpful if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder as well as stimulating your metabolism and physical energy.
Apophyllite allows you to explore your deepest, innermost feelings and release suppressed emotions. This crystal would work well with bergamot essential oil.
Bloodstone grounds you fully in your body offering support and courage in difficult times.
Carnelian helps to overcome the fear of taking action or doing the wrong thing and to embrace change.
Citrine stimulates the imagination and enhances creativity. She also helps you overcome feelings of not deserving abundance in your life.
Clear quartz can be used to clear and balance all the chakras.
Lapis lazuli helps to release deep stress, release repressed anger bringing inner peace.
Orange calcite stimulates your physical body, sexual and creative energy. She can be used to help heal emotional wounds related to your sexuality, creativity and sexual abuse.
Rhodochrosite is helpful for healing deep emotional trauma that has left you unable to feel joy or express your creativity.
Rhodonite helps you value yourself and the skills you bring to your community.
Rose quartz helps release, worry, fear, anxiety and past emotional trauma.
Sunstone stimulates your sexual and creative energy and can increase your physical stamina.
Tangerine quartz helps to overcome the fear of not being good enough. She also encourages playfulness and creative problem solving.
Tiger’s eye supports physical vitality and energy. She heals issues surrounding self-worth, self-criticism, blocked creativity and internal conflict.
Golden topaz is helpful if you have difficulty maintaining and honouring boundaries – yours and others.
Respect Aromatic Affirmation
I value and respect myself, my body, emotions, creativity, family and friends. I maintain healthy boundaries and know I am worthy of love and respect.