Solar Plexus Chakra: Exploring Like A Pro With Its 25 Characteristics

Last Updated on July 3, 2024

The brightest thing in our world is sunshine. If you could have a fire just as that inside you, would you take it? That’s exactly what the solar plexus chakra at its best. 

So, what are its metaphysical powers and healing properties? How do you open it? How to use it to help your body, mind, and soul?

Solar plexus chakra is your inner fire. It can help you empower your willpower and attain physical health, mental balance, and spiritual stability. As it’s ruled by the element of fire, you’ll feel energized and full of power when it’s awakened. 

Read on to discover all its secrets that make it the fiercest energy center for power, health, emotional strength, and well-being. 

Let’s fire up!

Solar Plexus Chakra

Meaning Of Solar Plexus Chakra Explained:

The solar plexus is the sun inside your body, and that’s why it has solar in its name. 

The third among the seven chakras, the solar plexus, is also famous as the celiac plexus chakra. It comes from the Greek-Latin words- Celiac, Belly, and Plexus, which means braid. 

Together, celiac plexus refers to the braid in the belly or your intestine. The third chakra is sometimes called the power chakra amongst psychics and healers. It may bring health, energy, and spiritual well-being upon opening.

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Solar Plexus Chakra Chart

MeaningInner power
Seed MantraRAM
Positive Aura ColorYellow, Lime Yellow
Negative Aura ColorMuddy Yellow
Physical BenefitsStomach, Digestive System, Spleen, Intestines, Kidney, Gall Bladder, Small Intestines, Adrenal Glands, Liver, and Pancreas.
Emotional BenefitsCourage, Confidence, Inspiration, Self-Trust, Self-Esteem, and Enthusiasm.
Spiritual BenefitsLuck, Power of Transformation, Prosperity, Warrior Energy, and Angelic Protection.
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Sanskrit Name Of Solar Plexus Chakra

The word for solar plexus in Sanskrit is मणिपूर or Manipura, originating from Tantric Hindu scriptures. It has several meanings like the lustrous gem, shiniest gem, city of jewelry, and the king of gems. Along the same line, solar plexus energies may be called Manipurak too.

Solar Plexus Chakra Location

Because the third chakra, or Manipura, is called the celiac plexus, this chakra is associated with the stomach. 

Hindu scriptures precisely state where the 72,000 nadis converge in the body. It’s represented with solar symbols, with 72,000 rays emerging from the center as a symbol of its location.

To be precise, the solar plexus is situated six inches right above your belly button. That’s also why you’ll come across this chakra being called the Nabhi or Navel chakra.

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Frequency Of Solar Plexus Chakra

When you take into the help of acoustic healing for opening this system, you should listen to the music of others at 528 Hz. 

Try this for balancing- 

528 Hz | DREAMSCAPE for POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION | Raise Positive Vibrations

Color Of Solar Plexus Chakra

Before we talk about the symbolic meaning of the solar plexus, we need to address the color meanings first. 

When your celiac plexus energies are strong, you will have a bright yellow aura around you. That’s because Manipura chakra is associated with yellow color in the chakra system.

As the this chakra color yellow is a mix of red and green, it’s also a combination of the powers of the root chakra and heart chakra. 

As a side note, your personal power chakra is also associated with blue in Tantra and red in the Nath system. 

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Solar Plexus Chakra Symbol

Besides the color yellow linked to the it, it’s also represented by a yellow lotus with ten petals. 

Each petal is reminiscent of the mental stages. But the symbol also contains a downward-facing triangle that denotes the feminine life force energy that can flow from the sacral chakra to the solar plexus chakra.

Ruling Planet Of This Chakra

Sun or solar energy is the ruling celestial body of this chakra center. It governs your sense of personal power, emotional balance, and mental strength. 

The best thing about the ruling solar energy in it is how it keeps you energetic and free of diseases. 

But, apart from the solar energies, Mars is also the ruler of the Manipura chakra. Mars fills you with the warrior energy of courage, masculine power, confidence, and passion.

Solar Plexus Chakra Element

The chakra healing powers of the solar plexus result from the element of fire. It powers you with strength, passion, and courage. 

Hinduism says this chakra is linked to perpetual motion and fire energy. It betters your digestive health, reveals purpose in life, and empowers your sense of self.

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Solar Plexus Chakra Gods

Most of the chakra healing powers of the plexus chakra center come from the Gods it’s ruled by, such as Surya dev, Agni, Rudra, and Lakini.

Surya Dev is the Sanskrit name for Solar God, and Rudra is the God of anger and decisions. 

Lakini is the Goddess of energy, sanctity, and impetuous power. 

The fire element is also powered by God Agni (Fire in Sanskrit/ Hindi).

Day Associated With The Solar Plexus Chakra

When it comes to the best day to awaken this chakra, there are two votes because of its dual ruling planets. If you’re considering solar energies, the solar chakras are most potent on Sunday. 

But if you’re focused on the planet of actions Mars, the chakra connects with Tuesday more than the other days.

What Age Does Solar Plexus Chakra Develop?

It develops in the age of self-awareness, typically from 15 to 21 years. This is actually the age when you begin to grow wisdom. 

That’s why the third chakra encourages you to take risks, get out of your comfort zone, redesign life, and connect with other major chakras in life. But if you do yoga or meditation a lot, it can develop earlier in life!

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Earth’s Solar Plexus Chakra  Location

Like there are seven chakras in the human body, there are seven chakras on Earth. The solar plexus chakra of the Earth is situated in two places in Australia. 

One is Uluru, which still holds the key to ancient spiritual wonders. The second location is Olgas or Kata Tjuta, which translates to many heads.

Together, Uluru and Olgas bear witness to the creation of the universe in Aboriginal history.

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Solar Plexus Chakra Zodiac Signs

There are three zodiac signs believed to easily tap into this chakra. They are –Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries. 

Sagittarians find release from underlying medical disorders, fatigue, and anxiety when they bond with the celiac plexus chakra. 

On the other hand, Leo finds patience, calmness, and self-awareness. Aries will get rid of their low self-esteem and personal energy when they can balance the solar plexus.

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

A powerful way to tap into the chakra healing powers of it is by the power of chanting, humming, and affirmations. 

You can create your own affirmations based on the meanings of the Manipura chakra. If that’s a hard thing to do, pick one from the following I’ve written. No rights reserved!

  • I am healthy.
  • I have chakra healing power inside me.
  • I am courageous.
  • I have a purpose, destiny, and meaning to achieve in life.
  • I allow the life force energy to rise up through my chakras.
  • I respect my decisions and spirit.
  • I trust my willpower.
  • I have immense confidence.
  • I love my body and its strength.
  • I am in control of my physical and spiritual life.

Solar Plexus Chakra Meditation Techniques

Whether you’re new or old to meditation, the practice of regular meditation is good. You can do so by visualizing the color yellow chakra will not only heal you heal your physical body and mental fire. 

I suggest finding a comfortable place to relax in the easiest yoga pose you know if you’re new to it. Next, inhale and exhale deeply to the early morning sounds or the solar plexus color frequency we talked about above. 

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Alternatively, you can practice the ritual of pranayama early in the morning before daybreak. I also love solar meditation early in the morning.

For those of you hearing this term first, check out this video 

Pranayama – An Introduction | Breathing Basics | Yoga With Aj

I love combining yoga with meditation because it complements both and amplifies the power of the spiritual session you’re engaged in! 

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Solar Plexus Chakra Herbs And Aromas

When you’re looking for scents and essential oils specific to this chakra, I suggest inhaling or applying the third energy oils like chamomile, bergamot, rosemary, palo santo, sandalwood, mandarin, and cedarwood. 

Essential oils work well on healing the physical body and resting the mental clutter as they offer powerful ways to open it. 

Yoga Poses For Solar Plexus Chakra

Because the celiac plexus chakra is the seat of solar energies, simply doing sun salutations is easy to appease the Surya God. 

Here’s a video to help you do sun salutations if you’re new to it!

How To Do A Sun Salutation | The Right Way | Well+Good

But if you want to take it a notch up, I suggest doing sungazing along with Manipura chakra yoga poses. You can try these- Dhanurasana (bow pose), Parvritta Trikonasana (the revolving triangle pose), Bhujangasana (cobra pose), or just a simple Naukasana (boat pose).

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Solar Plexus Chakra Mudras

The critical hand gesture to awaken the power of the solar energy within you is using the Rudra Mudra. While the Sanskrit word Rudra translates to terror or anger, it also represents the element of fire or Agni. It awakens the powers of Shiva, the master of yoga poses in Hinduism. 

Foods For Balancing Solar Plexus Chakra

When you consume foods in the shades of it, it can flush out the negativity blocking your self-confidence, balance, and personal best from inside. 

Potatoes, pineapples, bananas, corn, ginger, and pumpkin are all suggested foods for this chakra center. You’ll reap double the benefits if you consume them after doing solar plexus chakra yoga.

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Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals

Whether you use yoga, meditation, or eat solar plexus chakra foods, nothing beats the treasure house of celiac plexus energies crystals. I suggest using solar crystals like opal, citrine, pyrite, golden topaz, amber, sunstone, and honey calcite for healing this energy wheel.

You can infuse the power of the solar plexus by making a gem elixir or soak in its powerful chakras using a gem bath. 

Both the rituals are also ideal for detoxification when you consider the benefits. I’ve also seen many people use solar plexus chakra color crystals for massaging and Reiki therapy. 

If you’re looking for abundance or luck, I suggest using healing stones of the solar plexus to set up a crystal grid and leave it undisturbed for a month.

How Do You Know If Your Solar Plexus Chakra Is Blocked?

When your solar plexus chakra is out of order, you’ll see imbalances in all the chakras of the body. They will affect your health, spiritual awareness, and even emotional intelligence. 

Let’s look at them one by one so that you can identify if you’re one of the persons with a weak solar plexus energy center!

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Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra

SuperiorityWhen your solar plexus energies are in overdrive, you’ll feel a sense of arrogance and egotism above others and the world itself.
EdgyIf you’re feeling unnaturally uptight, you know which chakra center to blame for it! Manipura chakra often makes you a control freak when it’s overactive.
AggressiveFrom frustration to haughty temper and irritability over everything, aggression is a common symptom of the solar plexus. In short, everything might annoy you when the third chakra is overworked.
DominatingWhen you’re a pleasant person who suddenly turns into a dominative person always trying to control others, it shows overcharged celiac plexus.
AbusiveOftentimes, substance abuse, binge eating, or any other kind of addiction can be tracked down to overflowing kundalini in the solar plexus.

Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra

DisorientationIf you feel disconnected from your reality or hazy all the time, the solar plexus chakra must be underactive.
Chronic IllnessJumping from one sickness to another is a symptom of undernourished Manipura chakras.
AfraidIf you feel powerless, fatigued, or weak physically or mentally, your solar plexus must be diminished.
ApologeticFeeling guilt over nothing or embarrassment is a common sign of powerlessness that comes with an underactive solar plexus chakra.
Poor self-imageA happy and cheerful person can go downhill with shockingly low self-esteem when their solar plexus is underwhelmed.

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What Could Be Blocking Solar Plexus Chakra?

Why does the manipurak chakra get blocked? Because it’s the personal power chakra, physical, emotional, and spiritual reasons can add to it. 

The solar plexus may feel threatened if you’re under physical or emotional duress. The same happens when you’re in an abusive relationship, whether in friendship, marriage, or domestic setting.

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Childhood trauma and malnourishment can often worsen your personal manipurak. 

I’ve found that people with guilt, revenge, hatred, and other forms of negativity brewing inside them also wrecking their celiac plexus. Untreated digestive system problems and balance issues also worsen it. 

Physical ailments like food poisoning, stress, and general anxiety can threaten its balance too.

What Do You Feel When The Third Chakra Opens? Signs Of A Balanced Manipurak

When your solar plexus chakra is in balance, you’ll feel a warm glow from inside. Some people also feel sudden love for the world, strength, willpower, and a new sense of belonging. 

Here are the other best symptoms of an open Manipura:

CourageFearlessness against challenges and readiness to face your inner demons is one of the usual ways celiac plexus balance transforms a person.
Self-ConfidenceYou’ll suddenly start trusting yourself and feel like you’re on top of the world. This usually comes with high self-esteem.
InspirationWhen your third energy center is unblocked, you’ll feel motivated, and no negative energy can affect you.
VigorA rare sense of energy, enthusiasm, and vitality comes over you when your solar plexus chakra is in balance.
CalmnessYou won’t feel overwhelmed even in stressful situations when the Manipura is working well.
Sense of HumorA sense of playfulness and light-heartedness is associated with the solar chakras.
PunctualityResponsibility comes with the awakening of Manipura, and you’ll find it easy to be punctual, accountable, and dedicated to your commitments.
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Final Thoughts: How To Keep Your Solar Plexus Open

The source of your personal power is the celiac plexus energy center. It’s responsible for activating your willpower, cutting down excessive negative energy, transforming your health and mind. 

We learned how you could heal it with the practice of solar plexus chakra crystals, essential oils, the right yoga pose, foods, and meditation. You also know how excessive solar plexus chakra transcribes physically and spiritually. 

The balancing act of the third power center isn’t easy, but you can learn it with time. 

When it’s open, you’ll find courage and respect for others. The solar plexus is considered the best way to find yourself.

When your solar plexus chakra is open, a yellow energy shade will surround you called your biofield or aura. It’s a sign of self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and wisdom. 

So, are you ready to take on the power of the third chakra power? It can even radiate your healing vibrations to others around you!

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Dr. Emily Harris