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STONES AND THE CHAKRAS

Stones and the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Commonly called the Solar Plexus Chakra, Manipura translates into Sanskrit as ‘sparkling jewel,’ ‘city of jewels’ or ‘fortress of jewels’. Associated with the sun, the third chakra captures all the sun’s rays to warm the plexus and regulate our ability to process all that life brings. Its burst of light brings an opening and physical clarity. Ascent in the chakras allows us to open up, leaving the physical world to that of the mind.

With the energy of the earth (first chakra) and the energy of water (second chakra), that of fire is fully expressed through the third chakra (manipura) to transform matter into energy (digestion), to control this energy of fire to attain higher levels of consciousness and master personal ambitions and desires.
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What are the stones, crystals and minerals of the ‘I want’ Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)?

Title: Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Main colours: Yellow

Location: Above the navel (opens to the front)

Glands: Insulin, Pancreas

Sense: Eyesight

Note: F#

Body areas: Hip joint, lower back, abdominal cavity, skin, stomach, liver, metabolism, spleen, digestive system, lower dorsal vertebrae, gallbladder

Principles: Realisation of essence

Function: This chakra is related to the distribution of physical, psychic and subtle energies. Its functions primarily centre around digestion, i.e. emotions, food, and the distribution of the energies of other chakras according to the information sent by the mind. It also helps to purify desires through fire, allowing personal alchemy

Positive/Balance: discernment, efficiency, empathy, commitment, enthusiasm, decision-making, respect and self-control, responsibility, service to others, success, tolerance, willpower

Negative/Imbalance: excess coffee drinking, abuse of power, authoritarianism, confusion, fears, digestive difficulties, fatigue, anger, lack of self-confidence, perfectionism, prejudices, complacency, overconsumption of carbohydrates, overwork

In brief: The Solar Plexus Chakra represents creativity and its earthly role. It controls mental energy and regulates emotions

Third Chakra: Solar Plexus, the City of Jewels

The Solar Plexus Chakra can be very powerful once it is mastered. To fully discover it, we must pass through the ‘city of jewels’ through the walls of ‘the fortress of jewels’ to dissolve the ten psychic states that can hinder it, namely: aversion, desire, shame, ignorance, inconstancy, jealousy, lack of vitality, laziness, fear and sadness.

Imbalance of the Solar Plexus Chakra can be dangerous in the sense that it can be exploited for selfish and personal purposes. In excess, the desire for power and material goods at the expense of others can be strong even if it is destructive. When balanced and well used, the third chakra develops one’s radiant wisdom, using one’s personal alchemy to rise to the light of the soul.

Solar Plexus Chakra Health Effects

The third of the chakras, the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) makes it easier to assert oneself, to live in joy and good spirits and to behave considerately and constructively towards others. If lived positively, the person has faith in themselves and in their ability to make decisions and to carry out their projects. The person feels free and comfortable, adapts perfectly to situations and even allows themselves to innovate. Their personality is stable and fully balanced. The person will encourage this behaviour to those around them. Mentally, the person achieves an optimal state of consciousness and can perfectly control their emotions, desires and passions.

If the Solar Plexus Chakra is impaired then the person may experience chronic fatigue and a lack of confidence in their decision-making. The blockages will then lead to self-sabotage and prevent them from radiating. They will be afraid of change and will be unable to establish projects or to think positively. Indeed, they will have a lack of willpower and excessive emotions.

Conversely, if the third chakra (Manipura) is in excess, then the person will tend to be dominant and will feel superior to others. Their desire for power will be fully felt, even leading them to dominate others. Their selfishness and megalomania will be excessive. Excess energy in the Solar Plexus Chakra can then lead to great nervousness coupled with irritability, permanent dissatisfaction and a particularly heightened critical sense. Physically, this will manifest in sleep disturbances, headaches, fears/anxieties, tension in the muscles and also an excess of stomach acid that can potentially lead to ulcers.

The Solar Plexus Chakra and Its Matching Stones and Minerals

The third chakra is directly related to the psyche. It is conscious will of being endowed with thought and is represented by radiant yellow light. The stones and minerals that resonate with the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) are yellow.

Yellow stones and minerals for radiance of being: Yellow Agate, Amber, Ametrine (purple and gold), Andalusia, Golden Calcite, Citrine, Hessonite, Yellow Jade, Yellow Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, Pyrite, Rutile Quartz, Serpentine, Sulphur, Imperial Topaz.