Written by Vika Bradford
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When I saw my first Moonstone I was in a little shop in Oakville, Ontario called Akasha’s Den. It was a ring that I just couldn’t take my eyes off of. I hmm’d and I haaa’d over whether or not I should buy it. Finally, I couldn’t leave the store without it. I was called to the healing energy of the Divine, the Moon, fertility and yin energy, though I wouldn’t realize it until years later.
Working with Moonstone opens up the Divine Feminine energy within us (no matter if you are male or female, we all have feminine/masculine energy.) All types of Moonstone are powerful for the Sacral Chakra, but I’ve selected Peach Moonstone to heighten the healing properties of the Sacral Chakra, as it is ruled by the colour orange.
The Sacral Chakra is the home of emotion, feeling, sensuality and pleasure.
It is the home of desire.
When we heal the Sacral Chakra we can begin to connect to all the pleasures of life, and truly enjoy each day.
The Sacral ChakraName: Savhisthana
Location: Below the belly button
Associations: Feelings, Emotions, Sensuality, Sexuality, Pleasure, Joy, Flow
Physical: Reproductive organs, Hormones, Hips, Sacral spine, Bladder, Kidney, Spleen, and Pelvis
- Emotional stability
- Finds pleasure in life
- Balanced sexual appetite
- Healthy relationship with food, substances, and people
- Connection to feminine energy
- Flows with life
- Feelings of joy and happiness
- Balanced hormones
Out of Balance:
- Low libido or extremely high libido
- Lack of pleasure in day today
- Eating disorders
- Lack of discipline
- Addictions and dependencies
- Mood swings
- Lack of feeling emotions
- Dependency or co-dependency
- Substance abuse
- Being ruled by your emotions
- Feeling numb
- Hormonal imbalances
Moonstone is deeply connected with the Moon and it’s cycles. As the tide ebbs and flows under the Moons powerful influence, so do we. We are made of stardust and water, and just like the tide, we move under its powerful influence in cycles.
Stress, chaos, and the hustle of life can lead to burn out. When you are in this life of chaos, you begin to disconnect from your natural rhythms leading to a Sacral Chakra imbalance.
Moonstone can assist you in balancing your Sacral Chakra by bringing you back into your natural cycles. Cycles create flow within our lives from the inside out.
Anyone can practice Reiki and Energy Healing.
If you have found that you are experiencing an imbalance in the Sacral Chakra, a simple way to begin to balance is by working with the energy already inside of you.
- Place your Moonstone an inch or two below your belly button or on your Sacral spine
- Place your hand (or hands) over the crystal
- Begin to invite energy from the centre of the Earth and then above your head into your Sacral Chakra
- Focus on the energy ebbing and flowing within your Sacral Chakra
- Visualize an orange light glowing under your hands. it’s okay if the colour or visualization becomes something else, go with your intuition!
The Sacral Chakra rules the centre of all emotion. This is the place where we move from the Root Chakra into duality and realize that there are two sides to every coin.
Within the Root Chakra, there is only one understanding - to survive. As we heal the Root Chakra and survival is no longer in question, the Sacral Chakra allows us to look beyond that survival and see that the world is made of emotions - good and bad, night and day, dark and light.
The Yin and the Yang
Moonstone has a powerful effect on emotions. It will reveal to you what needs healing so that you may sort through your own emotions to achieve emotional balance. It will aid you in understanding that there is truly no black and white to emotions, and we must be a witness to all perspectives as we gain emotional intelligence. This means learning to respond rather than react.
If you’ve been numbing your emotions and avoiding feeling them, Moonstone will assist you in bringing those emotions to the surface that need healing. But only if you’re ready to open to its energy.
This one is mostly for the ladies, but Moonstone can also be powerful for men if there is an imbalance in testosterone.
As mentioned above, Moonstone heals our cycles. Hormonal imbalance is something so common, but women aren’t taught what signs and symptoms to look for enough to understand when their hormones are out of balance.
Moonstone will help to bring your cycle back into balance or bring to light hormonal imbalances that need to be looked into and healed in union with its healing powers. It’s important to note that Moonstone is not an acceptable substitute for hormonal therapy but can aid in balancing through work with your naturopath.
Tell us about your Sacral Chakra journey, and stay tuned for next week when we talk about the Solar Plexus Chakra and Tigers Eye.