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What is the Sacral Chakra Symbol?

What is the Sacral Chakra Symbol?

The symbols associated with the chakras give us an important insight into what these energy centers represent. In this article we investigate the Sacral Chakra symbol – its design, the origins of the symbol and what it means for our energy system. 

What is the Sacral Chakra?

The Sacral Chakra is the second of the major chakras in the physical body, located in the lower abdomen, just below the navel. 

Also known as the Swadhisthana or Second Chakra, it is situated between the Root Chakra at the bottom of the spine and the Solar Plexus Chakra in the upper abdomen.

It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, creativity, and the element of water. The Sacral Chakra is responsible for our ability to experience pleasure, enjoy life, and connect with others. 

When the Sacral Chakra is in balance, it can lead to increased creativity, emotional balance, sensuality and a general sense of joy.

When it is unbalanced we can struggle to maintain healthy relationships and intimate relationships, and find ourselves lacking in creativity and suffering from emotional instability. 

Learn more about how to open the Sacral Chakra

signs of a sacral chakra blockage
Signs of a Sacral Chakra Blockage

The Origins of the Sacral Chakra Symbol 

The Sacral Chakra symbol can be traced back to ancient Hindu traditions. The symbol represents the energy and strength necessary to nurture and sustain life. 

The Sacral Chakra is associated with the Hindu goddess, Parvati, who represents power, fertility, and fidelity. It is connected to the water element and carries female energy.

chakra symbols
The 7 Chakras and Their Symbols

Symbol Attributes

Design

The symbol of the Sacral Chakra is a circle with six petals with a crescent moon inside.

Color

The Swadhisthana Chakra is associated with the color orange because orange is the color of creativity, sensuality, and emotional balance. 

Additionally, the color orange is believed to have a warming effect on the body and mind, which can help to stimulate creativity, sensuality and sexual energy.

Learn more about the chakra colors

sacral chakra symbol
Sacral Chakra Symbol

Sacral Chakra Symbol Meaning

The Lotus Flower

The lotus flower is a common symbol used in Chakra symbols, including the Sacral Chakra symbol. The lotus flower is a symbol of new beginnings, spiritual growth, and empowerment.

Its unique ability to grow in muddy water represents the ability to rise above adversity and bring beauty from nothing. In chakra symbols, the lotus flower also represents the opening of the chakras and the awakening of spiritual consciousness.

The Petals

The six petals in the Svadhishthana Chakra symbol represent the six negative qualities that one needs to overcome to open and purify the Second Chakra:

  1. Anger
  2. Jealousy
  3. Cruelty
  4. Hatred
  5. Pride
  6. Desire

Overcoming these negative qualities can help to balance and activate the Sacral Chakra, leading to increased creativity, emotional expression, and sensuality.

Another interpretation is that the number of petals on the lotus flower in each chakra symbol represents the number of nadis (energy channels carrying life force energy) that are associated with that chakra.

sacral chakra location
Sacral Chakra Location

The Moon Crescent

The crescent moon shape in the Svadhishthana Chakra symbol represents the connection between the energy of the moon and water.

The moon is believed to have a powerful effect on the tides of water, and the crescent shape of the moon in the symbol represents the relationship between the tides of water and the phases of the moon. This connection is also symbolic of the relationship between creativity and the moon, and it is closely associated with feminine energy.

The Circle

The circle in the Sacral Chakra symbol represents the element of water. Water is associated with the Sacral Chakra because it is a fluid element that is constantly in motion, just like the emotions and creativity that are associated with the Sacral Chakra.

The circle also represents the cyclical nature of life and never ending change. Just like the constant flow of energy that is necessary for balance and harmony.

chakra colors chart
Chakra Colors Chart

Incorporating the Sacral Chakra Symbol into Daily Life

Including the Sacral Chakra symbol in your daily life is an easy way to connect to your Second Chakra energy on a regular basis. And there are lots of ways to reflect on the Sacral Chakra meaning, such as:

Sacral Art and Decoration

Why not hang a Sacral Chakra print in your home? You could focus on the image during chakra meditation to keep your attention steady, or you could look at it while practicing Sacral Chakra yoga poses like Goddess Pose, to help you tap into your Sacral energy.

Svadhisthana print
Svadhisthana Print

Jewelry and Accessories

Another way to use the symbol is to wear it as jewelry. You can get beautiful pieces of chakra jewelry such as chakra symbol pendants or bracelets made up of crystals carrying the chakra symbols.

You can also find orange chakra stones such as orange calcite with the Sacral Chakra symbol on which you can place around your home. This way you get the benefits of crystal chakra healing while being able to focus on the powerful symbol at the same time. 

Learn more about the top Sacral Chakra crystals

Sacral chakra ring
Sacral Chakra Ring

Wear Orange

You can also channel the sensuality and creativity of Sacral Chakra energy by wearing shades of orange. Whether it’s a piece of orange clothing or an orange accessory like a handbag, you can enjoy the energizing effects of the Sacral Chakra wherever you are. 

sacral chakra bracelet
Sacral Chakra bracelet

Start Tapping into the Sacral Chakra Symbol Today

The symbol of the Sacral Chakra gives us an important insight into the importance of this energy and its role in supporting creativity and freedom of expression in our lives. 

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Author

  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.