If you feel lethargic, lack passion or are overdependent on others, your Sacral Chakra may be the problem - and these nine gemstones can help.
The Sacral Chakra (Second Chakra - Svadhisthana) is the centre for creative energies and emotional balance. Situated below the navel in the lower abdomen, and orange in colour, it allows a healthy flow of energy throughout the body.
Playfulness, passion, pleasure and sexuality are all part of the Svadhisthana's sweetness and purpose. It has links to the moon, water and adrenal glands, along with a feminine quality.
A blockage or imbalance in the Sacral Chakra can make you feel unemotional or over-reactive. It becomes a struggle to deal with life changes, while sadness or lack of confidence may interfere with your creative passions. You might also find that relationships become unhealthy.
Healing crystals are one of the best tools for balancing or unblocking the Sacral Chakra, as their unique vibrations can amplify, shift and transform energy. The nine Sacral Chakra crystals below are amongst the best for Chakra healing.
Which are the Best Sacral Chakra Stones and Crystals?
1. Carnelian (Stone of Creativity, Motivation, Endurance, Leadership and Courage)
Colour: Orange, Red
Chakra: Sacral Chakra, Root Chakra
Origin: India, Romania, USA, Peru, Britain, Czech Republic, Iceland, Slovakia, Brazil
Carnelian is my go-to crystal for Sacral Chakra healing. With its hues of an evening sunset, it soothes and opens the Svadhisthana, balancing energy flows and encouraging confidence.
This crystal was revered in Ancient History as a stone for fertility and had strong associations with the fertility goddess Aphrodite (Isis).
And, as the Stone of Creativity, Motivation, Endurance, Leadership and Courage, you’d expect carnelian stones to have the power to get things moving.
But what’s even more remarkable is its ability to boost passion, intuition and self-belief. Carnelian's warm joyful energy will revitalise and balance the important Sacral Chakra, helping you to move forward with renewed confidence.
2. Orange Calcite (Stone for Creativity)
Colour: Orange/Yellow to Deep Orange
Chakra: Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra
Orange calcite is one of my favourite crystals for opening and balancing the Sacral Chakra. With its warm and nurturing qualities, orange calcite inspires creativity and pushes you to reach your full potential.
This isn't just a stone for amplification and creativity though.
If you're lacking willpower or feel negatively influenced by those around you, life becomes tainted with feelings of lack of self-worth, sadness and fear. Even lethargy and apathy can step in.
Orange calcite sees the truth in things. It’s emotionally encouraging and supports you by energising and cleansing the Sacral Chakra. It gets positive energy moving, dissolves bad habits and allows true insight to follow.
Tip for Using Orange Calcite: Freshly mined orange calcite is soft before it gets treated. As a result, it tends to be found in jewellery, kept as natural stones or carved into simple shapes. Natural stones placed directly on the Sacral Chakra will have a strong balancing and motivating effect.
3. Tiger’s Eye (Stone of the Mind)
Colour: Brown, Yellow, Red
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Root
Origin: Mexico, USA, South Africa, Australia, India, Brazil
Tiger’s eye is a stabilising and grounding crystal. It harnesses the earth’s and sun’s energies, making it a wonderful crystal for Sacral Chakra healing.
The Svadhisthana is the gateway for life energies (chi) to flow from, which is important for the health and well-being of the rest of the body. Tiger’s eye balances and grounds this energy centre, allowing change, movement and creativity to spring from it.
That said, tiger’s eye has many other attributes worth mentioning.
Due to tiger’s eye’s polarising ability, which balances the yin-yang and the emotional body, it’s masterful for stabilising mood swings and releasing fears. It brings forth the tiger’s courage, and with it comes the confidence of self-knowledge and success. It encourages you to take a risk and explore your creative talents.
Gut feelings, intuition and integrity all get a boost from tigers eye. It can even reduce food cravings, boost willpower and sharpen the senses. This is also a good crystal for stimulating the kundalini energy.
Tip: Tiger's Eye is also one of the best crystals for unblocking the Solar Plexus Chakra. Read my guide to Solar Plexus stones to learn more about why this is beneficial.
Colour: Golden Brown or Yellow
Chakra: Sacral and Solar Plexus
Origin: Italy, Poland, UK, Russia, Germany, Romania, Dominican Republic, Sweden
Amber is fossilised tree resin, so it can’t strictly be called a crystal, but it’s effective for clearing emotional blockages.
Due to its ancient origin, amber contains flora, fauna and other minerals. It stores energies from both the earth and sun, making it a good choice for supporting and clearing problems associated with the Sacral Chakra. This will help you to connect to the conscious self and intuition.
Amber has a warm and sunny energy that resonates with the Svadhisthana. It's boundless in inspiring positivity and encourages decision-making and creativity. If you're looking for spontaneity in love making, it can make a wonderful ally
But don't be deceived...this stone is highly protective and will absorb and transmute negative energy, soaking up any excess and releasing negative moods in the process.
Note: Genuine Baltic amber is claimed to be the most powerful.
Tip for Using Amber: Carry a genuine piece of Baltic amber in your pocket, so it can remain in close contact with your Sacral Chakra.
5. Orange Moonstone
Chakra: Heart Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Throat Chakra
Origin: Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Madagascar, Brazil
I couldn't go any longer without mentioning orange moonstone. It's a wonderful crystal that has an innate power to relieve anxiety and stress, while helping you find emotional balance.
Orange moonstone is a beautiful stone for women, in particular, due to its association with the lunar cycle and femininity, and is wonderful if worn as a necklace.
All types of moonstone, as the Stone for New Beginnings, are creatively inspiring and brings freedom of expression. It’s a fertility talisman, bringing gentleness and emotional stability to the fore. Combine moonstone with the additional support of the orange colour, and it intensifies the connection to the Sacral Chakra, enhancing love in relationships, mystery and intuition.
This crystal will encourage self-love, particularly if harsh thoughts stem from eating disorders and weight issues, which could be due to the Sacral Chakra being unbalanced or closed. Orange moonstone will assist in separating the need for food from the emotional need for eating, and give you a true sense of self-worth.
Tip for Using Orange Moonstone: Orange moonstone is quite rare, but you can buy natural orange moonstone beads to craft into a necklace or bracelet.
6. Sunstone (Stone of Leadership)
Colour: Yellow, Orange, Red-Borwn
Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra and Sacral Chakra
Origin: USA, Norway, Canada, Greece, India, Russia
When you’re working on balancing and opening the Sacral Chakra, improved confidence, leadership qualities and enthusiasm are all part of the package. It's an empowering experience - and sunstone’s energetic qualities align perfectly with these traits.
Sunstone is a light, energising and joyful crystal that has a radiance for happiness. By restoring enjoyment of life, you can balance personal power, kindness and improved intuition, which are all part of the Svadhisthana's purpose.
So, if you lack confidence, or are struggling to maintain your true personality around others, sunstone is one of the best Sacral Chakra crystals. You might also want to read my guide to the best crystals for confidence.
7. Goldstone (Stone of Ambition)
Colour: Red-Brown to Orange
Goldstone is a Stone of Ambition that glistens with legend and mystery. Its link to the Sacral Chakra makes it perfect for personal development and achieving your life purpose, while calming and stabilising emotions in the process.
This is also a good stone for grounding and, if you’re feeling restless or have a sense of lethargy, you may benefit from the copper content as it’s a conductor of spiritual healing energy.
Goldstone isn't a true crystal, however, as it’s man-made using copper and glass. There are many legends about its origins, one dating back to medieval times and a monastic order, another to a family of Italian glassmakers. This doesn't take away from its crystal healing powers though.
Tip for Using Goldstone: Combine goldstone with other crystals associated with the Sacral Chakra, such as carnelian, tiger’s eye, orange calcite and amber, to boost creative talents.
8. Aragonite Star Clusters (The Conservationist’s Stone)
Colour: Pink, Brown, White, Yellow, Blue
Chakra: Root Chakra
Origin: Spain, Britain, Namibia, Morocco
Aragonite star cluster is a wonderful crystal for stabilising emotions and exploring your existence. It's The Conservationist’s Stone and for good reason. Healing the Earth brings a sense of care for the planet and everything on it, turning our mind to self-care and the importance of balance.
Ordinarily associated to the Root Chakra, this crystal's peach hue resonates perfectly with the energies of self-reliance, concentration levels and creativity - which are key aspects of the Sacral Chakra.
By centering using this crystal's grounding nature, you’ll also reduce stress and frustration brought on by overworking and life circumstances.
Aragonite star cluster radiates its energy. This makes it effective for releasing anger and negative emotions.
Note: Aragonite star clusters are very delicate and should be handled carefully.
Tip for Using Aragonite Star Cluster: Aragonite star cluster is a good crystal to meditate with. It brings a grounding essence into your practice, drawing down spiritual energy into your lower chakras which helps to raise your vibration.
9. Tangerine Quartz (Stone of Perseverance and Strength)
Colour: Red, Orange
Origin: Brazil, Madagascar
This amazing crystal contains all the metaphysical properties required to put it as number one in terms of Sacral Chakra benefits. Some people even describe it as life changing and inspirational.
Tangerine quartz enhances self-understanding, self-worth and boosts creativity. By removing blocks and self-limiting beliefs, tangerine quartz gives you the courage to move forward, activating passion in the process.
This crystal has a lovely angelic quality that encourages curiosity and a playful approach to life. It can balance the polarity between giving and receiving, which is important for respectful relationships.
Another benefit of this quartz is that it can give you a real zest for life. It’s a very activating and energising crystal for the Sacral Chakra, promoting sexuality, creativity, emotional balance and passion. Making changes can be scary, but tangerine quartz gives you the courage to move forward.
Tip for Using Tangerine Quartz: You can add an additional dimension by using tangerine Lemurian quartz crystal. This teaches oneness and maintaining spiritual contact, whilst raising your vibration and activating the Sacral Chakra.
Other Tips for Using Crystals and Gemstones for Sacral Chakra Healing
The nine crystals in this article are all good for opening, balancing and energising the Svadhisthana. Below are some tips for gaining the most from your stones:
- Meditation is a wonderful way to connect with a crystal’s unique energy and vibration. Place the crystal on your Sacral Chakra or hold in your hands whilst meditating. You can also surround yourself with a crystal grid before you start your daily practice.
- Orange crystals are often most effective when working with the Sacral Chakra, as this is the colour associated with the 2nd Chakra.
- Crystal singing bowls with the frequency of D resonate beautifully with the Sacral Chakra.
- Jewellery is a wonderful way to keep the crystal energy in your auric field for a length of time, whilst remaining in physical contact with your skin. Most of the crystals mentioned in this article can be found in pieces of jewellery. This is an easy way to help keep your emotions stabilised throughout the day.
- Nearly all of these crystals adapt beautifully to being put in a pocket. This keeps them even closer to the Sacral Chakra than if worn in jewellery, and has the advantage of being easily accessible if you feel the need to have direct contact by touching them. Thumb stones are particularly good for this.
- Crystal elixirs are a convenient way to absorb the healing properties of a particular stone for the Sacral Chakra.
- As the Sacral Chakra is associated with water, place crystals around your bath or shower. You can even sit with them by rivers, streams or the sea for a more profound experience.
- Use a crystal point if you wish to direct the energy into the Sacral Chakra. Pointing it downwards has a slightly more grounding effect. Leave for 20 minutes.
- Place creative and emotionally balancing healing crystals (see a full list here) near your bed or under your pillow when sleeping. While we sleep we’re more receptive to their energies, so this will help to amplify your intention.
Which Angels are Associated With the Sacral Chakra?
Angels love to help us become more balanced and spiritually aware. So, I invoke angels when working with crystals for my Sacral Chakra, as it helps gain emotional balance, creativity and confidence.
The angels I most associate with the Sacral Chakra are:
- Archangel Chamuel – This angel teaches us the importance of self-love and how to be open-minded. Carnelian is particularly associated with this angel.
- Archangel Uriel – Uriel is the the Patron Angel of literature and music, and is also referred to as ‘Fire of God.’ This is a wonderful angel to invoke for opening your centre of creativity. Tiger’s eye and amber resonate well with Uriel.
- Archangel Gabrial – Archangel Gabriel will bring truth, integrity and balance to relationships. Copper, carnelian and moonstone are particularly aligned with this angel’s energy.
If your Sacral Chakra is blocked or imbalanced, it can cause a range of problems. These include lethargy and a lack of focus, confidence and passion.
The crystals in this article have vibrations aligned to the Sacral Chakra, so they can open, balance and energise your Svadhisthana. This will enhance creativity, passion and playfulness, giving you the self-belief to forge your own pathway.
My favourite crystal for gaining emotional balance is orange calcite. It has the softest energy for balancing the Sacral Chakra and yet is highly effective. This crystal makes me want achieve my full potential and boosts my creativity.
About the Author: Mary Ancillette
Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and therapist from the UK. She's passionate about helping others improve their lives through harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.