The Solar Plexus Chakra, situated just below the sternum, is where we find the energy to turn the desire from the Sacral Chakra into action.
It is our Will.
So, the desire could be seen as the fuel for the will, and the Fire in the Solar Plexus is the spark of life that ignites our Mental Will to Action.
This Chakra is known by the colour yellow, and is governed by Mercury. It spins faster than the lower chakras, but not as fast as those above it.
It represents our ‘get up and go’, our action, will, vitality and sense of personal power. Also, we now temper our desires (Sacral) and instincts (Base) with knowledge, making decisions that are put into action and combine the polarities of the mind and body.
This combination makes a greater whole and helps the personal power.
How often have you heard people say “My get up and go has got up and gone.”? This is symptomatic of a malfunction of the Solar Plexus, as is being withdrawn, fear of taking risks, over seriousness and lack of energy.
At the other end of the scale is ‘bully’ behaviour, the need to be in control or to dominate, and self-centredness.
On the physical side, ulcers, diabetes and hypoglycaemia are indicative of dysfunction of the Solar Plexus Chakra.
By Ruth McGregor