The solar plexus chakra, Manipura, is where our willpower, sense of self, and confidence reside. It sits a few inches above the navel, roughly corresponding to the physical solar plexus.
When it’s opened, balanced, and everything’s good, we feel motivated and confident. When it’s blocked, we may feel low self esteem, a lack of self-control, problems setting or enforcing boundaries, and a loss of identity.
Physically, a blockage can manifest as digestive trouble or issues with maintaining or losing weight. Using crystals attuned to Manipura can help this chakra heal, open, and balance itself, returning us to optimal physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
Here are some of the best crystals and stones for the solar plexus chakra:
Amber is made from the fossilized sap of ancient trees. It’s typically found in shades of yellow, orange, or red. It’s a crystal that holds a lot of solar energy within it — it even generates electricity when rubbed.
This stone is a powerful cleanser of negativity and healer of the solar plexus chakra, but requires frequent cleansing in order to keep it functioning. Without that, it can lose effectiveness.
Wear amber jewelry in long pendants, belts, or brooches near the upper abdomen, or place it on the solar plexus area during meditation.
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Citrine is the stone for successful merchants and prosperity drawing, but it’s also a powerful talisman for optimism, positivity, and solar energy.
It’s one of the stones that some crystal healers claim is so good at removing negativity, it need never be cleansed itself.
No matter whether you believe this or not, there’s no denying that this sunny yellow quartz is an excellent tool for enhancing self-esteem and restoring optimism.
Like amber, it’s best when worn or placed near the solar plexus area. For best results, try to find citrine that hasn’t been heat-treated.
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See article: Citrine: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
3. Golden healer Herkimer
Herkimer diamonds are a type of double-terminated quartz said to be especially high energy. Some of these stones naturally have a thin film of iron oxide on their surface, which gives them a yellow, orange, or gold appearance.
This combines the amplifying power of clear quartz, high vibrations of Herkimers, and grounding powers of hematite. It’s also said to facilitate the free flow of energy, something that becomes compromised when Manipura is blocked.
This crystal is also said to help the user connect to their higher self, remove negative energy within the energy body, and help release damaging behavioral or emotional patterns.
It may be tricky to find this stone set in jewelry — keep it in a crystal pouch near the solar plexus area, or place it there during meditation instead.
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Pyrite is a type of iron sulfide that superficially resembles gold. For this reason, it earned the name “fool’s gold.” Even though it might not be as valuable as genuine gold, it’s still a powerful charm for drawing money, enhancing confidence, and increasing luck.
It’s a great tool for motivation, and its solar-attuned energy is fantastic at dispelling fear and removing negative energy. Pyrite tends to discolor when handled or exposed to human skin oils too much, so it may be best when used as a focus for meditation.
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See article: Pyrite: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
5. Smoky quartz
Smoky quartz is a type of gray or brown clear quartz. It’s primarily used as a grounding stone and transmuter of negativity.
This crystal is said to be very adept at turning all forms of negativity into positivity. Its stabilizing energy can also be a tremendous help when a blockage in Manipura manifests as a weakened sense of self.
Wear it in jewelry near this chakra, keep it in a pocket for grounding help during the day, or hold it while meditating.
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See article: Smoky Quartz: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
This glittery orange stone is like solidified solar energy. It’s good at burning away negative energy, enhancing confidence, and instilling optimism in the user. Its vibrations are chock-full of motivation, enthusiasm, personal power, and courage.
Wear sunstone in jewelry, meditate with it, or just keep it within your energy field in order to benefit from its sunny energies. A type of sparkly orange art glass called “goldstone” is sometimes sold as “sunstone” — stick with the natural variety for best results.
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See article: Sunstone: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
7. Tiger’s eye
Tiger’s eye is one of the ultimate stones for protection and courage. Think about it — what do tigers have to fear?
It wards off psychic attacks, which can help keep others from undermining your self-esteem. It also enhances willpower and emotional strength. Wear, carry, or meditate with this shimmering golden stone.
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See article: Tiger’s Eye: Magical Properties, Benefits & Uses.
Topaz comes in several colors, but is best known for its bright, golden yellow. Like citrine and sunstone, it’s considered a powerful solar crystal.
Also like these stones, it’s strongly tied to optimism, positivity, confidence, and the removal of negative energy. Faceted gem-quality topaz makes beautiful jewelry, but the lower-quality rough or tumbled specimens work just as well.
Wear or carry them to benefit from their bright, positive, confident energy all day long.
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9. Yellow calcite
Calcite is a kind of calcium carbonate. It’s a very versatile stone, due in part to the number of colors in which it appears.
Yellow calcite is best for the solar plexus chakra — not only does its color tie it to this energy center, it’s said to enhance strength, relieve sorrow, get stagnant energy moving, and cleanse the aura.
Calcium carbonate is somewhat soluble, so it’s not a great choice for jewelry for everyday wear. Instead, keep it safe in a crystal pouch or pocket, or reserve it for use during meditation sessions.
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10. Yellow jasper
Jasper is a powerfully grounding, nurturing stone. Yellow jasper helps Manipura by instilling confidence in the user, attracting positive energy, and enhancing feelings of inner peace.
It’s also good for moving forward in life without regrets or resentment. Yellow jasper jewelry is great for the solar plexus area, or use rough or tumbled specimens as pocket stones or meditation tools.
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The solar plexus chakra rules much of our accomplishments in life. Without the confidence, willpower, and motivation to pursue our highest good, what can we really do?
Blockages in this area not only make us feel low, they keep us from being able to act to improve our situation. These crystals can help Manipura heal and open, so we can get back to our old selves.
Related article: Solar Plexus Chakra: Opening, Blockage, Signs & Symptoms.
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