SACRAL Chakra - Savadhisthana



Action: 'I feel, I want'

Issue: Sexuality

Goal: Desire

Sense: Taste


This chakra relates to your feelings about your sexuality and relationships with others.

The 2nd chakra is the SACRAL chakra and its primary drive is the attainment of pleasure by instinctive drive and cravings rising from unconscious depths.

Planet & Astrology

The ruling planet is the MOON which governs emotion and procreation. In astrology it's associated to CANCER indicating fruitfulness or fertility, nourishment and motherhood.

Healthy Energy

A healthy and open SACRAL chakra means you are friendly and open with yourself, others and nature. You possess great vitality and readily express  empathy for others. Creativity and emotions flow with enthusiasm and you are naturally joyful and innately intuitive. You are in touch with your sexuality and a healthy sexual union with your partner which makes your body and spirit healthy.

Blocked Energy

Blockages in the SACRAL chakra mean you are either shy, timid, immobilized by fear. Youmay seem or feel frigid, cold emotionally and sexually. Tensions in this chakra manifest as inner conflict, sexual problems, instability and a sense of isolation.

Physically you may experience impotence and frigidity, infertility, hormonal imbalances, and fungal infections.

SACRAL Chakra Characteristics

Animals: A mythical 'Makara' (half-alligator, half-fish) fish & sea creatures

Balancing: Try new ways of expressing yourself creatively

Body location: Situated along the Sushumna in the genital area

Body Parts: Abdomen


Directly Effects: Emotional body, Inner Child

Element: Water; this is because our emotions are fluid in movement; they're constantly changing

Energy Flow: Opens both front and back through the body

Essential Oils: Rose, Jasmine, Bergamot, Cardamom, Orange Blossom, Sandalwood

Food: Liquids, sweet fruits, raw honey, nuts, spices

Function: Sensuality, sexuality, desire, emotions, feeling center

Gems / Metals: Coral, Quartz, Beryl, Pearls, Bloodstone, Geodes, Carnelian Ruby, Citrine, Amber, Tiger eye, Orange calcite, Orange jasper, Fire opal ,Fire agate/ Tin, Aluminum

Glands/Organs: The gonads, ovaries, testicles, prostrate gland, genitals, spleen, womb, bladder

Herbs: Avocado, Bistort, Caper, Carrot, Cattail, Celery, Chickweed, China berry, Cinnamon,, Clover , Dock, Daisy, Endive, Hibiscus, Hazel, Licorice, Mint, Myrtle, Mustard, Nuts, Oak, Pear, Periwinkle, Pine, Poppy, Pomegranate, Rosemary, Saffron, Sesame, Turnip, Vanilla, Violet, Wheat, Walnut.

Incense: Saffron

Lotus pedals: 6 - eachrepresentinglevel of a thoughtwhich stimulates the mind

Physical Connection: Sensual drive and the reproductive system

Psychological Functions: This chakra is associated with your quantity of sexual energy and your amount of love for the opposite sex.

Sanskrit Name: Savadhisthana (pronounced as Svod East Hana) Svad means to sweeten what belongs to itself and dhisthana implies its actual place

Scents: Rose, Vanilla, Yarrow, Camphor, Anise, Hibiscus, Dragon blood

Sound: Crescent Moon contains the mantra VAM

Symbols: Select this link to see various examples