2nd Chakra – Svadhisthana – Lower Abdomen to Navel
JOY | INTUITION | INDEPENDENCE | CREATIVITY | OPTIMISM | CONFIDENCE
COLOR – Orange
ELEMENT – Water, Emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification
PLANETS: Aligned with the planet Mars and the Sun
ORANGE is the color of creativity and sexuality, joy, enthusiasm, creativity and promotes a general sense of wellness.
ORANGE STONES increase and aid personal power, self-esteem and confidence. A balance of orange will let a person handle the ups and downs of life with finesse, quickly recovering from disappointments or wounded heart or pride. Orange represents confidence, joy and enthusiasm. A color that is sociable, creative and fun, orange is self-assured, cheerful and independent.
When this Chakra is blocked we experience: Guilt, stiff lower back, restlessness, confusion and lack of sexual desire or pleasure.
ORANGE PHYSICAL EFFECTS – sexuality, genital area, reproductive organs, pulse rate, gall bladder, bowel and lower intestine, food allergies, eating disorders. It aids rheumatism, arthritis and exhaustion. Orange is good for the pulse rate and the gall bladder. It relieves bladder and kidney problems, food allergies and eating disorders.
ORANGE SPIRITUALLY EFFECTS – Creativity, emotional balance, sexuality, harmony, passion, freedom, intuition, and expression of emotions.
2ND CHAKRA STONES – Amber, Jasper, Orange Carnelian, Aragonite, Cuprite, Citrine, Golden Topaz, Selenite, Golden Beryl, Orange Calcite, Zircon, Orange Calcite, Red Jasper, Rutilated Quartz, White Moonstone, Topaz, Fire Agate, Sunstone.
KEYWORDS FOR ORANGE – out going, self-assuredness, intellect, busy, bright, courage, creativity, relationships, property deals, authority, power, sun and fire elements, happiness, motivation, well-being, awareness, kindness, success, concentration, optimism, legal matters, strength, reproductions, business goals, selling, action, amiability, communication, cheerful, stimulation, energy.
ESSENTIAL OILS & FLOWERS – gardenia, lemon, ylang ylang, and jasmine.
FOODS TO FEED THE SACRAL CHAKRA include tropical and sweet fruit like mango, melon, strawberry, passion fruit, oranges, and coconut. Honey, nuts and seeds like almond, walnuts, peanuts and sunflower seed also help to heal this Chakra. Spices like cinnamon, carob, vanilla, sweet paprika, sesame seed caraway seeds are also useful.
TOO MUCH ORANGE
Too much Orange and we become self-centered, manipulative, and self-serving, disregarding the needs of others. Pride, and arrogance can push us out of balance.
NOT ENOUGH ORANGE
Too little Orange and we become frigid, distrustful, timid or shy, and overly sensitive. We lose our motivation, our self-esteem suffers, and we tend to isolate or become rebellious. We hide our emotions and are easily hurt. This can lead to becoming mistrustful of others, introverted, unable to show emotions, worrying about what others think, and even anti-social behavior.
The most effective way to add the power of Orange or correct a balance in the 2nd Chakra is thru adding natural orange crystals and gemstones to your everyday wardrobe, so they are close to you for several hours at a time and touching your skin, (the pulse points: ears, wrists, ankles, and neckline) and thus effecting your aura and Sacral Chakra.
For direct healing, the jewelry can be placed on the Sacral Chakra itself.