Our Chakras contain energy that promotes physical and mental wellbeing in our bodies. If they are stuck or blocked, we often experience mental and physical limitations and symptoms. The underlying cause to these symptoms is found within our chakras. Although they are subtle, many people are able to recognize and state what it is that they are struggling with. Identifying the issue and choosing the right crystal helps to release stuck energy from the body.
Which Chakra is Affecting You?
Look at each of the symptoms of issues in the chakras and identify which one or ones are affecting you today.
- Root Chakra
In this chakra, found at the base of the spine or right above the genital area, you will usually feel a sense of groundedness and like you have a place in this world.
Signs You Have a Root Chakra Issue
- Feeling numb
- Chaotic life or life patterns
- Not able to be fully who you are
- Lost direction in life purpose
- Not grabbing life by the horns
Best Crystals for the Root Chakra
The root chakra is symbolized by red and needs a corresponding red crystal to balance it. You can also use a black crystal for this area. Try garnet, red jasper, and black tourmaline.
2. Sacral Chakra
In this chakra, you would usually feel a good sense of creativity, spontaneousness, and a love for the world and things in it.
Signs You Have a Sacral Chakra Issue
- Lack of creativity
- Not able to think beyond a problem
- Feeling like you don’t have enough time for things you enjoy
Best Crystals for the Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra is symbolized by orange and needs a corresponding orange crystal to balance it. You can also use a brown crystal for this area. Try citrine, carnelian, amber, and orange calcite. You can also use Tiger’s Eye.
3. Power Center
In this chakra, you would typically feel confident, strong, and determined in your everyday life and work.
Signs You Have a Power Center Chakra Issue
- Lack of confidence
- Tired and sitting life out or on the sidelines
- Not going after goals
- Worry about life in general or money
- Avoiding other people
Best Crystals for the Power Center Chakra
The power center chakra is symbolized by yellow and needs a corresponding yellow crystal to balance it. You can also use a brown crystal for this area. Try citrine, honey calcite, and Tiger’s Eye for this area.
4. Heart Center
In this chakra, you will usually feel a love for yourself and the world. You would feel connected with others in good relationships.
Signs You Have a Heart Chakra Issue
- Feeling abandoned
- Worrying about what others think of you
- Keeping to yourself
- Lack of trust in others
- Feeling lonely
- No desire to socialize or be seen
Best Crystals for the Heart Chakra
The heart center chakra is symbolized by green and needs a corresponding green crystal to balance it. You can also use a pink crystal for this area. Try rhodonite, rose quartz, fluorite, aventurine, and ruby in zoisite.
5. Throat Chakra
In this chakra, you would typically feel as if you can express yourself with ease. If you have something to say, you can say it clearly.
Signs You Have a Throat Chakra Issue
- Not able to defend yourself with words
- Not remembering words to say, or not saying things clearly
- Lack of clarity in your purpose
- Not able to speak for yourself
- Feeling as if the world is against you
Best Crystals for the Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is symbolized by blue and needs a corresponding blue crystal to balance it. Try kyanite, lapis lazuli, and sodalite.
6. Third Eye Chakra
In this chakra, you will typically notice future events, thoughts, and feelings giving you information. The universe passes messages on to you in this area.
Signs You Have a Third Eye Chakra Issue
- Not wanting to look into the future
- Anxiety about the future
- Not wanting to look into yourself or your thoughts and feelings
- Scared of change
- Unsure of your direction and feeling nervous about others calling you out for it
Best Crystals for the Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra is symbolized by indigo and needs a corresponding indigo or purple crystal to balance it. Try amethyst, sodalie, and labradorite for this area.
7. Crown Chakra
In this chakra, you would typically feel connected to your inner self. You would feel as if you know who you are and are at peace with life.
Signs You Have a Crown Chakra Issue
- Feeling out of touch with yourself
- Feeling like you’re thinking too much
- Not connected with your true self or your purpose
- Doing too much for others
- Taking on other people’s problems and not solving your own
Best Crystals for the Crown Chakra
The Crown chakra is symbolized by white and needs a corresponding white or opal color crystal to balance it. Try white quartz, selenite, opal, and moonstone