The Seven Chakras: Meaning, Gemstones & Crystals

The Seven Chakra System is an ancient model of the key energy centers in the human body. Each of the chakras is associated with different qualities and stages of development of us as humans.
Chakra stones are gemstones and crystals that activate or amplify the energy of the chakras. Here’s a list to help you choose your healing crystal depending on the chakra you’re focusing on. You will find here some basic information about the chakra and the relevant stones that are associated with it. 

First Chakra Root Muladhara


Studying the individual chakras begins with the root chakra, called Muladhara in Sanskrit. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine at the tailbone in back, and the pubic bone in front. This center holds the basic needs for survival, security and safety. The root chakra is powerfully related to our contact with the Earth Mother, providing us with the ability to be grounded into the earth plane. This is also the center of manifestation. When you are trying to make things happen in the material world, business or material possessions, the energy to succeed will come from the first chakra. 

If this chakra is blocked an individual may feel fearful, anxious, insecure and frustrated. Problems like obesity, anorexia nervosa, and knee troubles can occur. Root body parts include the hips, legs, lower back and sexual organs.  The colors used for this chakra are red, brown and black. The gemstones are Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, and Black Tourmaline. NOTE: A man's sexual organs are located primarily in his first chakra, so male sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as physical.  A women's sexual organs are located primarily in her second chakra, so female sexual energy is usually experienced primarily as emotional. Both chakras are associated with sexual energy. 
What Gemstones & Crystals are good for the Root Chakra?
The relevant gemstones for the Root Chakra are: Bloodstone, Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Agate, and Black Tourmaline
Second Chakra Svadistana


The next chakra  or second chakra is often referred to as the belly or (sacral). It is located two inches below the navel and is rooted into the spine. This center holds the basic needs for sexuality, creativity, intuition, and self-worth. This chakra  is also about friendliness, creativity, and emotions. It governs peoples sense of self-worth,  their confidence in their own creativity, and their ability to relate to others in an open and friendly way.  It's influenced by how emotions were expressed or repressed in the family during childhood.
Proper balance in this chakra means the ability to flow with emotions freely and to feel and reach out to others sexually or not.  If this chakra is blocked a person may feel emotionally explosive, manipulative,  obsessed with thoughts of sex or may lack energy.    Physical problems may include, kidney weakness,  stiff lower back,  constipation, and muscle spasms. Belly body parts include sexual organs (women), kidneys, bladder, and large intestine. The main color used with this chakra is orange.  
What Gemstones & Crystals are good for the Sacral Chakra?
The relevant gemstones are Carnelian, Agate, Orange Calcite, Tiger Eye, Citrine, Moonstone, and Coral
Third Chakra Solar plexus Manipura


The third chakra is referred to as the Solar Plexus. It is located two inches below the breastbone in the center behind the stomach. The third chakra is the center of personal power, the place of ego , of passions, impulses, anger and strength. It is also the center for astral travel and astral influences, receptivity of spirit guides and for psychic development. When the Third Chakra is out of balance you may lack confidence, be confused, worry about what others think, feel that others are controlling your life, and may be depressed. Physical problems may include digestive difficulties, liver problems, diabetes, nervous exhaustion, and food allergies.
When balanced you may feel cheerful, outgoing, have self-respect, expressive, enjoy taking on new challenges, and have a strong sense of personal power. The body parts for this chakra include the stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and small intestine. The main color for this chakra is yellow.
What are the Solar Plexus Chakra Gemstones & Crystals?
The relevant gemstones are Citrine, Topaz, Yellow Calcite, and Malachite.
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Fourth Chakra Heart


The fourth chakra is referred to as the heart chakra. It is located behind the breast bone in front and on the spine between the shoulder blades in back. This is the center for love, compassion and spirituality. This center directs one's ability to love themselves and others, to give and to receive love. This is also the chakra connecting body and mind with spirit. Almost everyone today has a hard, hurt, or broken heart, and it is no accident that heart disease is the number one killer in America today.  Deep heart hurts can result in aura obstructions called heart scars. When these scars are released, they raise a lot of old pain, but free the heart for healing and new growth. When this chakra is out of balance you may feel sorry for yourself, paranoid, indecisive, afraid of letting go, afraid of getting hurt, or unworthy of love. 
Physical illnesses include heart attack, high blood pressure, insomnia, and difficult in breathing. When this chakra is balanced you may feel compassionate, friendly, empathetic, desire to nurture others and see the good in everyone.  Body parts for the fourth chakra include heart, lungs, circulatory system, shoulders, and upper back. The main colors used are pink and green.
What are the Heart Chakra Gemstones & Crystals?
The relevant gemstones are Rose Quartz, Kunzite, and Watermelon Tourmaline, Jade, and Green Calcite.
Fifth Chakra Throat Vishudi


The fifth chakra is referred to as the Throat. It is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck and is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought , speech, and writing. The possibility for change, transformation and healing are located here. The throat is where anger is stored and finally let go of. When this chakra is out of balance you may want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel weak, or can't express your thoughts. 
Physical illnesses or ailments include, hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations, and back pain.  When this chakra is balanced you may feel balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired, and may be a good speaker. Body parts for the fifth chakra are throat, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland. The main color used is light blue.
What Gemstones & Crystals are good for the Throat Chakra?
The relevant gemstones are Aquamarine and Azurite, Lapis Lazuli, and Turquoise.
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Sixth Chakra Third Eye


The sixth chakra is referred to as the Third Eye. It is located above the physical eyes on the center of the forehead. This is the center for psychic ability, higher intuition, the energies of spirit and light. It also assists in the purification of negative tendencies and in the elimination of selfish attitudes. Through the power of the sixth chakra, you can receive guidance, channel, and tune into your Higher Self.
When this chakra is not balanced you may feel non-assertive, afraid of success, or go the opposite way and be egotistical.  Physical symptoms may include headaches, blurred vision, blindness, and eyestrain. When this chakra is balanced and open you are your own master with no fear of death, are not attached to material things, may experience telepathy, astral travel, and past lives. Sixth chakra body parts include the eyes, face, brain, lymphatic and endocrine system. The main colors are purple and dark blue.
What Gemstones & Crystals are good for the 3rd Eye Chakra?
The relevant gemstones are Amethyst, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian.
7th Chakra Crown


The seventh chakra is referred to as the Crown. It is located just behind the top of the skull. It is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought and energy. It allows for the inward flow of wisdom, and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. This is also the center of connectedness with the Goddess (God), the place where life animates the physical body. The silver cord that connects the aura bodies extends from the crown. The soul comes into the body through the crown at birth and leaves from the crown at death.
When this chakra is unbalanced there may be a constant sense of frustration, no spark of joy, and destructive feelings. Illnesses may include migraine headaches and depression. Balanced energy in this chakra may include the ability to open up to the Divine and total access to the unconscious and subconscious. The main colors for the crown are white and purple.
What Gemstones & Crystals are good for the Crown Chakra?
The relevant gemstones are Clear Quartz Crystal, Oregon Opal, Diamond and Amethyst.

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