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The Second Chakra: It’s About Sex, Power, and Money

What is the second chakra? Where is it located and what does it mean?

In this article, I discuss the superpower of your second chakra, how the second chakra expresses itself both negatively and positively, the lesson you’re here to learn, an exercise that you can do to balance or open your second chakra, and a section on self-reflection about the second chakra.

What is the second chakra?

The second chakra, also known as your sacral chakra, is the sex, power, and money chakra. It’s located between the navel and the genitals and encompasses the whole area between those two points. It is your creative center and your sex center. The Sankrit name for the second chakra is Swadhisthana. The chakra’s color is orange and the element is water. Water is related to emotions, therefore, issues of the second chakra can get very emotional.

As the sex, power, money chakra it teaches us how to move with our sexuality in the world in a way that is honoring to ourselves and others. Our desire for relationship, pleasure, sensuality, and being nurtured come from the second chakra.

The second chakra symbol is depicted in this article’s main image. It is the traditional symbol without artistic modification. Therefore energetically it holds within it the true Swadhisthana chakra meaning.

Studying the chakras in an in-depth subject. Our journey of the chakras will begin with the 1st chakra – the root chakra meaning. If you’d like to know about the other 6 main chakras see the following articles:

Articles detailing the other 7 Chakras

The First Chakra

The Third Chakra

The Fourth Chakra

The Fifth Chakra

The Sixth Chakra

The Seventh Chakra

chakra chart colors, meanings and symbols

What Does the Second Chakra Represent?

Touch is a basic human need. The second chakra is where we learn how to touch each other in a respectful, healing, and honoring way. It is where we learn how to give and receive from one another in a way that is creative and life-affirming instead of destructive. This includes the agreements we make with others regarding sex and money.

This chakra holds the power of creating partnerships. It’s how you relate to others outside your family of origin. The manifestation of relationships – the expression of your sexuality and discovering your power of choice with this powerful force.

Your Second Chakra Super Power:

Creative Expression and Manifestation

Negative Expression:

Sexual repression, guilt, and shame are all negative expressions of the second chakra. Having disempowering sexual experiences is a negative expression of the second chakra.

Using people for your own advantage, using sex to manipulate or control, and giving sex to get something, are all negative expressions of the second chakra. I call these disempowering crotch contracts.

Imbalanced sacral chakra behaviors to be aware of:

  • Narcissism
  • Guilt
  • Lust
  • Attention seeking behavior
  • Addiction to sensual pleasure
  • Addiction to pornography

Positive Expression: .

A positive expression of the second chakra is when you are resourceful and resilient. It is when you express your god-given talents. Your ability to birth something into the world whether that is a healthy, welcomed, well prepared for baby or a creative project.

Also, having a positive attitude about sex and a healthy relationship with money are positive expressions of a healthy second chakra. It is also your ability to nurture yourself and others.

Other examples:

  • Survival instincts
  • Perseverance
  • Sexuality/sensuality
  • Financial acumen
  • Willingness to take risks

Lesson of the 2nd Chakra:

The second chakra teaches us how to honor each other and our own sexuality. It teaches us to make agreements with each other that are mutually empowering.

Second Chakra Healing Exercise:

These two exercises are excellent for keeping your sex organs healthy and clearing stuck energy.

Healing The Sacral Chakra

Exercise 1 (Pelvic Rock): Lie down on your back with your legs bent and feet on the floor. Slowly begin to tilt your pelvis upward and downward.

As you inhale tilt your pelvis down, arch your back and fill your belly up with your breath. As you exhale tilt your pelvis up, press your lower back into the ground, and squeeze your PC muscle, pulling the energy in and up from the bottom of your body.

Continue rocking on your pelvis in this way to bring energy into your second chakra and up the spine, igniting your creativity. You can do this exercise with music. Fast-paced, rhythmic, tribal drumming music is excellent for this exercise. Do this for up to twenty minutes and then rest on your back. Feel the sensations you have cultivated.

Good Sacral Chakra Gemstones:

Coral and Carnelian

Exercise 2 (Dance Medicine): Our culture holds sexual shame. And the female body consciously or unconsciously has not been given a safe space to express herself. Therefore many women are sexually and sensually inhibited. Many suffer from sexual health issues – thinking there is something wrong with their sexuality.

The truth is female sexuality hasn’t been supported or celebrated in our culture. 🙁

Dance medicine, where you move your body and especially your hips provide you with the much-needed medicine to heal the cultural shame that you have been born into. And instead, allow you to, in the privacy of your own home, express the full creative potential that lies within you and your pelvic bowl. Check out this dance medicine course that includes divine feminine wisdom and 9 online classes.

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Self Reflection

  • How is your second chakra expressing itself in your day to day life?
  • Do you express your creativity in positive ways?
  • Are you struggling with issues regarding sex, power, and money?
  • Do you use your sexuality (your power, your money) to manipulate or control another?
  • Do you have a “crotch contract” with someone?
  • Are you living in the authentic expression of you?
  • What do you want to give birth to?
  • Do you have a positive, respectful, and honoring attitude about sex?

I would love to hear back from you! Help me to help others feel connected to their bodies by sharing this information.

I’m Anna-Thea, an author and Certified Divine Feminine Educator. I educate people on how to claim their bodies as sacred and experience it’s wisdom. If you’d like to learn more make sure you check out my Guided Chakra Meditation.

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