Chakra 101: Solar Plexus Chakra


💛Sanskrit name: Manipura

💛Color: Yellow

💛Located about two inches above your belly button.

💛Governs your willpower, confidence, self-esteem, how you see yourself and your energy.

In the coming days we will be discussing how to tell if this chakra is balanced or not, possible causes of imbalance, how to work with this chakra with the tarot, crystals and essential oils.

Balanced or not?

When in balance:

💛You are responsible and reliable

💛You radiate warmth and love

💛You have strong willpower

💛You’re confident

💛You feel energetic


When out of balance:

💛Low energy


💛You may be judgmental to yourself and others

💛You worry a lot about what others think of you


💛Feel you’re not good enough and need constant approval

Using tarot to balance your solar plexus chakra and possible reasons it gets out of balance in the first place. 

There are lots of reasons this chakra may become out of balance. Some common reasons are:

  • Physical, mental, emotional abuse.
  • Being shamed and ridiculed.
  • Feeling as if you’ve failed at lots of things.
  • You’ve let someone control or manipulate you.

Once you’re aware of possible causes for this imbalance, you can begin to make the necessary changes and healing.

One way to help you figure out how to balance this chakra is through using the tarot (or oracle cards). Here are some possible questions to ask the cards (your higher self):

  • How can I improve my reliability?
  • What is blocking me from feeling confident?
  • How can I best balance my overall energy?
  • What can I work on help me radiate love and warmth?

Have fun with it! Ask any questions that you feel you should. I also suggest journaling with these questions to really help you delve deep and heal.

Essential oils for your solar plexus chakra


My three favorite oils to use for the solar plexus chakra are lemon, roman chamomile and rosemary.

Lemon is extremely uplifting and puts you in an excellent mood. Raising your energy and your confidence. Be careful to avoid the sun for 12 hours after applying lemon (diluted) to the skin as it produces photo-sensitivity. Lemon may also aggravate very sensitive skin, even when applied diluted. Avoid lemon essential oil during your first trimester of pregnancy.

Roman chamomile helps to balance your emotions and also helps to release any energy blockages within this chakra. Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy.

Rosemary helps to ignite your inner fire, emotionally speaking. Physically, it can actually be helpful for digestive issues. Emotionally it helps you find your inner strength. Avoid this oil during pregnancy, if you’re epileptic or have high blood pressure.

Do you need to purchase oils? Head over here to buy some!

As always, I want to state: I am not a medical doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have any medical concerns.

Crystal Balancing

There are lots of crystals for the solar plexus but my favorite is citrine.

💛Citrine helps to raise your confidence and self esteem.

💛It motivates you to embrace your individuality.

💛Helps you to be more optimistic.

💛Keeping citrine near you or in your pocket can help. But to really balance this chakra, you should lay down and place a piece of citrine over your solar plexus chakra. Meditate for about 15 minutes. Really envisioning the crystal helping to balance your energies and solar plexus.




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