The days are getting shorter, darker and colder. There's not much better than snuggling up on the sofa with a warm blanket and a hot cup of tea. Definitely how I've been spending most of my evenings, listening to the rain pouring down outside.
Perhaps it's because this time of the year is so gloomy, that vibrant and sunny Citrine is the designated birthstone for November. Citrine is also the crystal associated with the Solar Plexus and has a special function when it comes to the health of our gut. It's no wonder I'm wearing my Chakra Care Solar Plexus Citrine pendant on repeat...
Your core, ego & confidence
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the third primary chakra when looking from the root to the crown, and is located just above the navel, or below the breastbone, and covers the area where most digestive organs are located.
The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is associated with fire and the power of transformation. It’s the home of ego and confidence, and when this chakra is balanced you’ll feel empowered, confident and capable. The Sanskrit word Manipura means ‘city of jewels’ which is truly a beautiful way of considering our precious self-worth and energy reserves.
It is the key to manifesting what you want, and achieving the true energies created within the level of the lower Sacral Chakra. A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra helps awaken, and cultivate confidence and personal power within you.
Healing the Solar Plexus
When you have a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra, life can quite literally feel like a challenge. Physically, a blockage may present itself through digestive issues or liver problems. It can also cause a feeling of constant fatigue and general weakness.
For permanent ailments like constant fatigue, keeping a Citrine close in the form of a ring can help alleviate the issue.
From an emotional aspect, an out of balance Solar Plexus can cause low self-esteem, but mostly it can make you feel directionless. The task of putting thoughts into action can seem daunting and make you feel overwhelmed. You may step away from taking action in your life, and feel a general sense of being lost.
The Solar Plexus can be healed by just simply taking a step back. To relax, have a cup of tea, light the room full of candles and open up to physical and emotional warmth. Adding heat to your life, will reignite that spark that your healthy Solar Plexus is craving for.
Citrine, also known as the Vitamin-C of crystals, is the stone of creation, of life itself. It’s the stone of success, manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, Citrine is warm and comforting, energizing, and life-giving. It stimulates the Solar Plexus like the sunny warm spring day, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action.
For science lovers, Citrine is a quartz with traces of iron that add in those beautiful warm tones. Depending on the level of iron within the quartz, Citrine can range from pale yellow to dark orange. It can be found in many places on our beautiful planet, from the highlands of Scotland to the tropics of Madagascar. The most beautiful raw Citrine crystals are sourced from Brazil, like the ethically sourced crystal we used for this beautiful, one of a kind raw Citrine ring.
Citrine helps with clearing out any problems and worries on the mind, and can increase confidence and feelings of personal power. Citrine can also help send that energy upwards from the chest to the Crown Chakra, encouraging new beginnings and providing you all you need to succeed in this world.
Beyond being a pretty and uplifting stone, Citrine is much more... it's a healer.
Physical Healing Properties
- Improves your gut health
- Brings energy
- Helps the thyroid
The number one crystal for gut health: Citrine helps to heal and balance the stomach, gallbladder, and intestines. The area where the Solar Plexus Chakra resides.
The Solar Plexus also governs and processes (or 'digests') our emotions. When emotions aren't properly dealt with, it can become blocked by negative feelings such as anger, fear and guilt. All these emotions can cause gut problems and it's often advised to check in within yourself to see if there are any unresolved issues potentially causing your gut health to faulter.
Citrine also works wonders when it comes to warming the physical body and can help lift up your mood. It can bring a boost of energy - the best gift for those who suffer from chronic fatigue or other conditions that run personal resources low.
Lastly, Citrine is said to stimulate the thyroid working well. Those who suffer from menstrual pain and/or irregular cycles may love the healing vibes of Citrine and it can also be used as a remedy against nausea too.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
- Helps release anger and tension
- Boosts self-esteem and confidence
It comes as no surprise that the bright and sunny mood of Citrine is centered around good vibrations, and not letting go of that personal power. It can help you to fight illogical fears through the gentle flow of healing energy and knowing that no matter what, you are able to take accountability for your own safety and that you simply will not fail.
As the creator stone, there’s a glow of creative energy that comes from Citrine, making it the perfect crystal for those who feel the need to follow their creative passions. Even when I'm in the studio and I can't really wear any jewellery, I can always count on my Citrine studs helping me create and turn ideas into reality.
With these darker days, perhaps Citrine really is that bit of extra we need. To feel uplifted, happy, energised, as well as grounded to do the work we want to do and achieve our greatest creative passions.
I'll be wearing my Citrine pendant a bit more this month, just for luck... and for any questions in relation to Citrine, or the Solar Plexus, I'm always happy to chat.. I'm just an email away.
x - Ari