The Solar Plexus is represented by the astrological signs of Aries and Scorpio. It is the third chakra in our system and is located near our belly button. It is an actual bundle of nerves located close to major arteries and organs of the abdomen such as the gallbladder, stomach, liver, kidneys, adrenals, and intestines. The Solar Plexus also rules our entire skin system, muscle system, and sense of sight. It is represented by the bright, sunny, color of yellow. Our Solar Plexus is our ego; our sense of personal power and self-esteem. In astrology, the Solar Plexus is our connection to and expression of our sun sign. This is our center for manifestation and belief that we have the power to create our reality. When it’s balanced and open, we feel capable, determined, confident, in our worth, recognize our talents and gifts, qualified, self-assured, energetic, regulated digestively, and have a healthy immune system. When our Solar Plexus is unbalanced we can experience low self-esteem, lack of confidence, disconnected from ourselves, lack of purpose, timid, lack of action, feeling underqualified, gas, bloating, digestive issues, stomach ache, lack of identity, slow metabolism, lack of boundaries, arrogance, self-centeredness, bossy tendencies, acne, skin rashes, liver problems, insecurity, muscle cramps, and sensitivity to light.
So how do we bounce back to feeling good in our bodies and in our worth? Eating more fruits and vegetables that are yellow in color, yellow summer squash, spaghetti squash, yellow bell peppers, bananas, pineapple, papaya, oats, millet, quinoa, brown rice, and spices like ginger and turmeric are helpful in balancing the physical body and Solar Plexus region. Carrying and working with crystals such as citrine, topaz, tigers eye, and amber can be additionally helpful in balancing and opening up this chakra. Laying flat and placing the crystal on the belly button region can allow the vibrations of said crystals to energetically open up this area calming any digestive upsets and bringing us back into a place of self-love. Working with the mantra “I do” can help your subconscious to release the uncertainty and low self-esteem holding you back from living the life of your dreams and going after what you want in this life. The Solar Plexus chakra is ruled by fire so fire rituals, lighting candles, and aromatherapy methods like incense help open up and balance the fire within us. Scents and essential oils that can help pull us back into our worth and power are lemongrass, fennel, corriander, lime, myrrth, frankincense, juniper, lemon, geranium, and marjoram. Our bath bomb combines the effects of CBD and essential oils of lemon, geranium, and sweet marjoram to help you come back into yourself and worth. Pairing our bath bomb with incense and candles is the perfect way to show yourself some love and bring you back to your power that is fueled from the Solar Plexus.