The Third Chakra: Romancing the Stones

Healing & Meditation

Sohana’s third contribution about healing the chakras with gemstones: the third chakra (yellow)

The Third Chakra, called the manipura in Sanskrit, is the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is also known as the Power Chakra and is located just below the sternum.  In the Osho Zen Tarot, it is no accident that the Success card is depicted as a yellow tiger, because the tiger is the animal associated with the Third Chakra as is the color yellow and the quality of success.

The meaning of Yellow

The color is Yellow/Gold is closely related to the pancreas, the gland located in the abdomen that secretes digestive enzymes and insulin.  So yellow stimulates the nervous system and metabolic rate, calms the stomach and digestive system, and aids the healing of eczema and other skin problems.

Yellow is the color of creative and intellectual energy, a sun color that makes us feel optimistic and happy.  It is the color for manifesting abundance and the antidote to depression.  Adding yellow to your wardrobe and wearing yellow stones will help balance this chakra.

Jewelry for the third chakra
Jewelry for the third chakra (see details in last paragraph)

Properties of the Third Chakra

This center determines your personal power and must be in balance if you want to be successful. This is the chakra that defines our self-esteem.  The personality that develops during puberty, otherwise known as the ego, is housed here.  Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own personal power. This intuitive chakra is where we get our gut instincts that signal us to do or not to do something.

Strong self-esteem is a requirement for developing intuitive skills.  Our creativity and the expansive, free feeling to do and be all that we can be comes with a balanced third chakra.  Other characteristics of a balanced manipura are strength, success, manifesting abundance, a sense of self worth, transformation, courage and laughter.

Gemstones for the Third Chakra

Yellow gemstones for this Chakra are Amber, Citrine, Yellow Calcite, Fluorite, Golden Beryl, Golden Yellow Topaz, Cat’s Eye, Yellow Celestite, Yellow Jade, Golden Tiger Eye, Lemon Chrysoprase, Yellow Danburite, Iron Pyrite, Yellow Garnet, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Kunzite, Yellow Muscovite, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Tourmaline and Yellow Rhodonite.

Healing Jewelry for the Third Chakra

The photo of three pieces of jewelry from the Visionary Jewels collection illustrates pieces that are healing, balancing and strengthening for the Third Chakra.  The first is a triple citrine design with 18K Gold which also strengthens the Third Chakra.  The middle design is Brazilian Rutilated Quartz and Citrine.  The gold rutiles add a strong energy.  The last design is with Baltic Amber that promotes harmony, good digestion and balanced emotions.  All of these pieces help the wearer to manifest abundance.


SohanaSohana is a Reiki Master and kinesiology practitioner as well as a jewelry designer; thus her healing work is reflected in each piece. She is American and has traveled widely, living in India and has now made her home on the magical island of Bali. Sohana still travels the world lecturing about gemstone therapy, teaching kinesiology classes and exhibiting her latest jewelry designs. During exhibitions, she demonstrates the empowering effect of gemstones using kinesiology. – visionaryjewelsbysohana

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