When you’re finding it hard to access your Good Vibes Only state of mind, it’s a good idea to check in with your chakras.
These seven energy centers in the body are what provide the life force that controls every aspect of your physical, mental, and emotional health. When your chakras are open and balanced, it creates the ultimate sense of well-being, where all is right with the world and you can fulfill your highest potential. But they can become blocked or imbalanced, throwing your inner and outer worlds into disarray, causing everything from chronic headaches and insomnia to a nagging sense of self-doubt and hopelessness.
As sources of energetic flow themselves, crystals are an effective way to unblock, balance, and align your chakras, so you can feel your absolute best and move through the world with clarity, confidence, and a sense of belonging.
Here is an overview of the seven chakras and the crystals that are most useful for each one.
Situated just beneath the navel, the sacral chakra is the body’s sexual and creative center. It keeps the body in harmony by providing the playful, fertile, nurturing energy that is the very essence of creativity and inspiration. When the sacral chakra is in harmony, ideas seem to come from everywhere — as do potential friends and lovers. A blocked sacral chakra feels like the world’s worst creative dry spell, leaving you uninspired and unable to enjoy even the simple pleasures in life.
Crystals for supporting your sacral chakra:
Restores creative flow and motivation
- Orange calcite
Raises vibrations and invites positive energy
Amplifies inner light and dispels anger
Promotes childlike joy and abundance
- Peach aventurine
Calms nerves and boosts mental clarity
Located at the base of your spine, your root chakra is, as the name suggests, the energy center that roots you to the earth, keeping you grounded, steady, and in tune with your source. When the root chakra is happy and balanced, it supplies us with a steady stream of good vibes in the form of feeling safe and steady. An unbalanced root chakra shows up as a persistent sense of anxiety, worry, or depression.
Crystals for supporting your root chakra:
Supports blood flow and overall vitality
- Red jasper
Grounds and centers energy
- Black obsidian
Clears away negative energy and offers psychic protection
- Black tourmaline
Purifies and dispels negative energy
Calms, soothes, and clears the energetic field
Solar plexus chakra
The seat of your inner power, the solar plexus chakra is at the very center of your torso, mid-way between the navel and heart. How you feel about yourself — whether you’re flying high and feel like you can take on the world or you’re dragging your feet and doubting your abilities — all comes down to a healthy solar plexus chakra. When it’s aligned and balanced, it’s easy to go after your goals and the future looks bright. A solar plexus chakra that’s off-kilter often manifests as anxiety, indecision, and a lack of self-trust.
Crystals for supporting your solar plexus chakra:
Promotes stability and increases confidence
- Yellow jasper
Enhances clear sightedness and discernment
- Golden tiger eye
Neutralizes fear and instills courage
Increases optimism and supports manifestation
It’s no wonder that the throat chakra is intertwined with communication and truth, seeing as it’s just where your vocal chords — the source of your voice and personal expression — live. The ability to give free reign to your thoughts and to share them unapologetically with others is the mark of a well-functioning throat chakra. Signs that it may need help getting back into balance include a sudden onset of self-doubt and difficulty asking for what you want.
Crystals for supporting your throat chakra:
Builds confidence and exposes truth
Assists in setting boundaries
- Blue kyanite
Raises vibrations and clarity
- Blue lace agate
Promotes peace and assists with clear speaking
Third eye Chakra
Smack dab in the middle of your forehead, your third eye chakra is the portal that allows you to access your intuition, natural wisdom, and ultimate truth. It controls your vision, both on this plane and others, and is essential for clear thinking and imagination. A balanced third-eye chakra helps you feel totally aligned and able to access your insight and intuition with astounding accuracy and ease. When it’s blocked, it manifests as chronic uncertainty and cynicism.
Crystals for supporting your third eye chakra:
Offers auric protection and access to higher realms
Promotes self-acceptance and inner peace
- Purple fluorite
Sharpens mental agility
- Blue apatite
Increases psychic abilities
Opens new perspectives
Your heart chakra radiates loving, compassionate energy out from the center of your chest, creating that sense of warmth and connection to others and to yourself. A healthy, harmonious heart chakra gives and receives love abundantly, making it easy to forgive the past and move forward with renewed love and hope. Everything feels expansive. A blocked or imbalanced heart chakra does just the opposite. The world narrows and feels small, petty, and filled with jealous, unloving thoughts.
Crystals for supporting your heart chakra:
Promotes emotional healing
- Rose quartz
Amplifies love in all its form
Unleashes inner gifts, generosity, and abundance
- Green aventurine
Soothes rattled nerves and releases blocks
Balances emotions and supports shadow work
Your crown chakra is situated at the top of your head and holds the essence of your spiritual life and divinity. It also acts as an access point for enlightenment, where you can download all the vast wisdom of the universe. A balanced and aligned crown chakra offers an off-the-charts sense of well-being and a feeling of being one with the universe — because you literally are. A blocked crown chakra creates disconnection, making you feel lost in the world.
Crystals for supporting your crown chakra:
Quiets racing thoughts
- Clear quartz
Clears unwanted energy
- Satin spar selenite
Declutters your mental, emotional, and spiritual space
Grounds an overactive mind
Reveals spiritual purpose
Whether you need major realignment in your chakras or just want to maintain an already awesome sense of well-being, crystals are a wonderful source of support on your self-care journey. Find more information about Good Vibes Only crystals — and start building your chakra care collection — in the online shop.