Identifying Blocks in your Solar Plexus Chakra

The chakras are part of our Energy Body.  Energy passes through the chakras, which in turn influence the flow of energy though our bodies.  This energy flow and each chakra will affect our emotional, mental, and spiritual well being, as well as our physical organs, glands, and endocrine system.
Today we’ll look at The Solar Plexus Chakra, also known as “Manipura” and examine how this chakra influences your body and your energy.  Identify if you have a blockage or imbalance in the Solar Plexus Chakra easily with this basic guide!

Manipura, Solar Plexus Chakra

Manipura

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located just above the navel and beneath the rib cage.  You can visualize it as a bright yellow glowing orb, like a miniature sun glowing right at the core of your being.  Emotionally and Energetically, this chakra rules over the sense of self – your individuality and how you express yourself outwardly.  Physically this chakra rules over the adrenal gland and the digestive system.
Below are common symptoms of the balanced or imbalanced Manipura Chakra.

*The physical and emotional symptoms of each chakra are inter-related, and are both a cause and effect.  While physical symptoms of an imbalanced chakra might be a side effect of the imbalance, they might also be a cause of the imbalance.  Meditation and energy healing can help you work on healing the energetic flow of the chakra, and other steps may be needed to correct or control physical symptoms.  Always talk to a certified health care professional about any health problems or concerns.

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When The Solar Plexus is Balanced &  Healthy

When the Solar Plexus is well balanced and healthy, a person will be comfortable with their individuality and have a strong self esteem and confidence in their abilities.  They will have an easy going and relaxed attitude when around other people, easily connecting with others in a positive way.  They are neither too introverted or too extroverted, and their confidence doesn’t overdevelop into a superiority complex.  Generally when the Solar Plexus Chakra is well balanced it is easy to be warm and kind towards others and yourself, and one will have both the energy and motivation to carry out their responsibilities.
Physically the digestive system is healthy and regular, and the adrenal gland operates normally, neither being too active or under active.  One with a balanced solar plexus is not generally over dependent on stimulants such as caffeine.

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Emotional and Spiritual signs of an imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

If The Manipura Chakra is over-active, one may be overly competitive or aggressive, or have anger control issues.  Overactive Solar Plexus may also cause one to be an over-achiever, fixated on winning or being the very best at something no matter what the cost to themselves or others.  And “all or nothing” attitude an be present, as well as a “My way or the highway” state of mind that alienates others.  This over-activity of the Solar Plexus can also make someone become a control freak or power hungry.
When the Solar Plexus is blocked or under-active, a person will usually have a low self-esteem and generally be reclusive, shy, or have social anxiety.  One may lack in motivation or the confidence to go about daily tasks, and always question their self worth.  Lacking in the confidence to make decisions for themselves, because they question or overthink their own decisions and also find it difficult to trust in themselves or other people.  A Blocked Solar Plexus chakra is often found in people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or victims of abuse.  Therapy and meditations aimed at rebuilding confidence and trust can be very helpful.

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Physical Signs of an Imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

An under-active or blocked Solar Plexus chakra might be the result of (or cause of) slow digestion, constipation, adrenal gland disorders, fatigue, weight gain, and depression.
An over active Solar Plexus chakra might be indicated by gastrointestinal disorders or IBS, Weight Loss, Adrenal Gland disorder, Hyperactivity, aggression, or anxiety.
Proper diet, getting enough sunlight and vitamin D, getting enough sleep and exercise, and medications or vitamins to help heal or control the physical symptoms will help you re-balance the Solar Plexus Chakra.  Energy work such as Reiki can be helpful as well.

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Positive Affirmations for the Solar Plexus Chakra.  Choose one or two of these phrases and write them down.  You should say them to yourself frequently every day.  Repeat as a mantra for meditation, or say to yourself in the mirror every day.  Eventually the statement begins to feel true, and then it becomes true!

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Tiger’s Eye – Gemstone Profile

All About Tiger’s Eye – Gemstone Profile – Metaphysical Properties, meanings, and uses

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Polished Tiger’s Eye

Appearance: Gold, Yellow, Red, or Brown-Red with bands of metallic gray, black, or dark blue.  Opaque and translucent.  Often found tumbled and polished in pieces smaller than 2″ diameter or carved into shapes.

Geology: A kind of Macrocrystalline Quartz. A Pseudomorphic gemstone (meaning it started as one kind of mineral that has transformed into a different kind of mineral) Tiger’s Eye begins as Crocodolite that becomes embedded with Quartz and eventually the two merge and create Hawk’s Eye.  During the transformation, if more Iron Oxide is present, the stone will gain it’s reddish-brown or gold color, resulting in Tiger’s Eye.  (If less Iron Oxide is present, the blue hue of Crocodolite remains and this is the stone called Hawk’s Eye)

Chakras – Solar Plexus, Third Eye, and Root Chakra

Astrological Signs – Leo, Gemini, Sagittarius

Key Words – Protection, Balance, Confidence, Strength, Grounding, Understanding, Wisdom, Discernment

Archangels – Gabriel, Jophiel, Sabrael

Deities – Solar Deities: Apollo (Greece), Ra (Egypt), Amaterasu (Japan)

Tiger's Eye Gemstone metaphysical meaningTiger’s Eye is a powerful combination of Earth Energy and Solar Energy – it is both activating and grounding.  It can help you to either be more grounded, or more active and expressive depending on what you need.  Tiger’s Eye unites the vibrant solar energy of the Solar Plexus, the spiritual wisdom of the third eye, and the grounding and safety of the root chakra.  You can pace it on any chakra to help energize and stabilize that chakra. or place it on the navel at the Solar Plexus Chakra to help balance and unite the upper and lower chakras.  Tiger’s Eye can also help with awakening and activation of Kundalini Energy.

Originally carried as a protective talisman, Tiger’s Eye is said to protect against curses, ill wishes, and the Evil Eye.  It can protect you from being the focus of someone’s anger, and also from your own anger becoming out of control as it helps you balance the anger with wisdom and grounding.

Tiger's Eye Gemstone Metaphysical MeaningTiger’s Eye can promote confidence and willpower – helping boost your self-esteem and believe in yourself.  It can help with goal setting and give the energy and follow through to accomplish ones goals.  Wear it or hold it when you need a boost of energy, Kundalini stimulation, or the need to “power through” a job or task.

Mentally, Tiger’s Eye helps to heal issues of self-worth, blocked creativity, depression, or “scatter brain”.  It can help to balance and focus the thoughts so you can see your true goal and come up with creative problem solving.  Tiger’s Eye will help provide clarity of intention, and to differentiate between what you really need vs what is wishful thinking.  It can help you recognize your own talents and abilities, and support you in making changes based on your own faults and weaknesses.  It can help stimulate the mind so it is great for studying, learning, active listening, and boosting your creativity.

Tiger’s Eye is said to help one overcome addiction, and combat depression or mood swings.

I hope you enjoy this outline about the many properties of Tiger’s Eye!

Blessed Be ~ Wendy

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Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
https://www.gemselect.com/index.php
https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia
https://wicca.com/celtic/stones/stonet-z.htm