The Root Chakra
The Root Chakra centers upon our core needs for survival, security and livelihood. When the Root Chakra is unbalanced, you will feel ungrounded, confused and lack the ability to move forward. Without a balanced Root Chakra, it is impossible to fully balance the other chakras.
Root Chakra Location: Base of the spine, by the tailbone/coccyx.
Signs of Balance: Grounded, Secure, Safe, Content.
Symptoms of Imbalance: Ungrounded, Unclear of Purpose, Fearful, Insecure, Confused.
Effective Root Chakra Crystals: Bloodstone, Garnet, Red Agate, Red Aventurine, Red Jasper, Red Tiger Eye, Ruby.
Essential Oils Effective for Balancing the Root Chakra:
Angelica Root, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Spikenard, Vetiver.
The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra influences personal creativity ranging from artistic expression to creative problem solving. Healthy sexual desire and expression is also controlled by the Sacral Chakra, though communicating sexual desires is also directly affected by the Throat Chakra.
Sacral Chakra Location: Just underneath the naval.
Signs of Balance: Smooth Creative Flow, Healthy Sexual Desire, Positive Outlook.
Symptoms of Imbalance: Sexual Problems or Dysfunction, Fear of Sexual or Emotional Intimacy, Infidelity, Needy or Withdrawn.
Effective Sacral Chakra Crystals: Carnelian, Citrine, Orange Calcite, Milky Quartz, Moonstone.
Essential Oils Effective for Balancing the Sacral Chakra:
Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang.
The Solar Plexus
The Solar Plexus Chakra strongly influences your identity and sense of self-worth. Imbalances can take on polar opposites ranging from low self-esteem all the way to arrogant, selfish behaviour.
Solar Plexus Chakra Location: Just above the naval.
Signs of Balance: Comfortable in Own Skin, Inner Peace, Confidence without Arrogance, Calm Demeanour, Patient, Flexible.
Symptoms of Imbalance: Low Self-Esteem or Arrogant, Egotistical Behaviour, Feeling Abandoned or Rejected or Feeling the World Revolves Around You, Nervousness, Difficulty Understanding or Controlling Emotions, Rebellious or Too Eager to Please, Nervous or Stressed Out, Addictive Behaviours Including Eating Disorders.
Effective Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals: Amber, Citrine, Golden Topaz, Sunstone, Yellow Calcite.
Essential Oils Effective for Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Peppermint, Petitrain, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
The Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra strongly influences the ability to give and receive love in a healthy way. The Heart Chakra also influences our ability to cope with the sadness of betrayals of a loved one or losing a loved one due to breakup, abandonment or death.
Heart Chakra Location: Directly surrounding the heart area.
Signs of Balance: Able to Express Love, Giving, Compassionate, Joyful, Content.
Symptoms of Imbalance: Unable to Give or Receive Unconditional Love, Selfish, Jealous, Hateful, Grief Stricken, Excessive Loneliness, Depression.
Effective Heart Chakra Crystals: Amazonite, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Green Aventurine, Green Calcite, Green Flourite, Kunzite, Malachite, Morganite, Moss Agate, Peridot, Pink Calcite (Mangano), Pink Tourmaline, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Watermelon Tourmaline.
Essential Oils Effective for Balancing the Heart Chakra:
Bergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang.
The Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra strongly influences our ability to effectively communicate our thoughts, opinions, desires and feelings - and just as importantly, our ability to hear, listen and understand those in our daily lives. The Throat Chakra not only influences what we hear and say through verbal communication, but it also influences body language and written communication methods.
Throat Chakra Location: Center of the neck/throat.
Signs of Balance: Effective Communication Skills, Expressive, Good Listener, Patient, Honest, Receptive to Criticism.
Symptoms of Imbalance: Poor Communication Skills, Afraid to Speak Up/Represses Feelings, Uncontrolled Verbal Outbursts, Deceitful, Manipulative, Shy or Talks Excessively, Unable to Listen.
Effective Throat Chakra Crystals: Angelite, Apatite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Celestite, Blue Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Quartz, Blue Sapphire, Chrysocolla, Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Larimar, Turquoise.
Essential Oils Effective for Balancing the Throat Chakra:
Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile (English/Roman), Cypress, Peppermint, Spearmint.
The Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra influences the areas of our mind that control our common sense, wisdom, intelligence, memory retention, dreams, spirituality and intuition.
Third Eye Chakra Location: Middle of the forehead, just above the eyebrows.
Signs of Balance: Intuitive, Common Sense, Fast Learner, Clear Memory, Intelligent, Sense of Spirituality.
Symptoms of Imbalance: Non-sympathetic/Empathetic, Judgmental, Over Intellectualizing, Lacks Intuition, Lacks Common Sense, Forgetful, Sleep/Dream/Nightmare Issues.
Effective Third Eye Chakra Crystals: Amethyst, Blue Quartz, Charoite, Kyanite, Lepidolite, Purple Flourite, Sodalite, Sugilite.
Essential Oils Effective for Balancing the Third Eye Chakra:
Angelica Root, Bay Laurel, Clary Sage, Cypress, Elemi, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Juniper, Marjoram, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver.
The Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra influences our deeper understanding of ourselves beyond the physical or material.
Crown Chakra Location: At the very top/center of the head.
Signs of Balance: Balanced Spiritual Life, Feels that Life has Purpose, Feels a Connection with Others and a Higher Power, Wise, Insightful.
Symptoms of Imbalance: Unspiritual, Feelings of Unbalanced Spirituality, Excessive Fear of Death, Unclear of Life or Spiritual Purpose, Feeling Alone in the Universe or Possessing a God-Complex, Feeling Unloved by or Angry at our Creator.
Effective Crown Chakra Crystals: Clear Quartz, Diamond, Herkimer Diamond, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Purple Flourite, Selenite, Snow Quartz.
Essential Oils Effective for Balancing the Crown Chakra:
Cedarwood, Elemi, Frankincense, Galbanum, Gurjum, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver.
Please do not except this information as the only information. I came across this while researching essential oils and I quite liked the information contained here with the chakra links and such. It is a concise piece for each chakra and I do not feel it is exhaustive.
Indeed I am aware that many effective crystals have not been mentioned with regards to chakra work such as the blacks for root work, amongst others. Use your own intuition and knowledge to choose accordingly.
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