Chakra Work for Aries: Balancing the Fire
We’re in Aries season once again, marking the beginning of a new astrological year and a fresh start.
Aries possess a fiery, driven, magnetic nature that draws people in, intriguing them with their passionate personality. As with any sign, however, there are positive and negative traits; and the negative traits are more likely to rise to the surface when the body’s vibration is out of balance. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help every Aries learn how to balance the vibrations in the body, release negativity, and present their best selves to the world around them.
Each of us have seven major chakras within the body that act as spinning wheels of energy, sending a current of vibrations through our being. Balancing the chakras is important for every sign under the Sun, and when our chakras are balanced, we’re better able to go with the flow of life’s waves.
For Aries, misaligned chakras can cause impatience, reckless behavior, and outbursts of anger, as the fire inside is no longer tame and able to burn out of control. Using the power of astrology, we can examine the best methods for Aries to maintain healthy chakras that will allow positivity and confidence to penetrate their every cell.
Before exploring these methods, it would be useful (and fun) to take a look at the personality traits that make Aries so unique and intriguing.
Aries Personality Traits
Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign, and the Aries season jumpstarts the astrological year. Think about the feeling of rejuvenation and motivation that you get when the New Year rolls around and it’s time for new beginnings; that hopefulness and drive are represented in the Aries’ enthusiastic spirit.
Positive Traits Include:
Negative Traits Include:
- Quick to anger
Each sign in the zodiac carries both positive and negative traits; however, the negative traits are more likely to present themselves when the chakras are blocked. When we take a look at the chakras and their astrological associations, it becomes easier to find useful solutions for bringing balance to any sign.
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Aries Chakra Work
Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, an assertive, aggressive planet that inspires action and drive. While it’s important for any sign to balance all seven of the major chakras, the chakra most deeply connected with Aries’ energy is the Solar Plexus chakra. This chakra is associated with Mars, and when an Aries’ chakras seem to be acting up, the Solar Plexus is most likely to be the culprit causing disruptions.
The Solar Plexus is also known as Manipura in Sanskrit, meaning “lustrous gem.” This chakra is located behind the navel, in the center of the stomach. The phrase associated with the Solar Plexus is, “I do,” perfectly aligning with the driven spirit of Aries.
When the Solar Plexus is functioning properly, an Aries will feel confident and motivated, ready to take on the world to achieve their desires. You’ll feel like you’re on the right path, able to follow your instincts and take the necessary risks to move towards your goals and dreams.
However, when this chakra is blocked or overactive, you can feel irritable, impatient, reckless, or quick-to-anger. For the Aries, maintaining the Solar Plexus and keeping it healthy is crucial for positivity and high vibrations within the spirit.
How to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus is the third of the seven major chakras, and balancing this chakra will encourage the best, most inspiring aspects of the Aries’ personality shine through. While the following information focuses on maintaining Solar Plexus health, it is also important to spend time harmonizing all chakras within the body.
Crystal healing is recommended for a myriad of the challenges we face in life, and it is a particularly beneficial practice for clearing and healing chakras.
Blue kyanite is the first crystal recommended because it works to naturally balance all chakras. This stone is emotionally healing and will allow positive, healing energy to flow through each of the body’s chakras.
Citrine is associated with the Solar Plexus, as well as all three Fire signs, making this one of the most potent stones you can work with. This crystal enhances confidence and luck, allowing you to attract fortunate circumstances and chance opportunities. Citrine connects to the part of yourself that regulates self-esteem and allows you to recognize your talents and abilities.
Fire agate, peridot, and tiger’s eye are all stones that are associated with the Solar Plexus. Working with these stones will bring harmony and balance to this chakra.
Working with the Rainbow
Each chakra is associated with a certain color—the Solar Plexus vibrates with the warm, friendly hues of sunshine. Surrounding yourself with the color yellow sends healing energy to your Solar Plexus. Whether you incorporate golden shades into your wardrobe or choose to paint a picture of a canary-yellow sky, bringing more of this hue into your field of vision will be beneficial when balancing this chakra.
Fresh Fruits & Veggies
Eating yellow foods is another way to consume more of the sunny hues associated with your Solar Plexus. Yellow peppers, mangoes, bananas, pineapple, summer squash, lemons, saffron, and turmeric are all recommended as they connect to this chakra.
Yoga is an activity that balances the body and the mind, sending healing, optimistic energy throughout the body. Prayer, bow, and pose are three particularly healing poses for the Solar Plexus. A Sun salutation helps cleanse and unblock all seven of the major chakras.
Meditation is another great way to soothe the Solar Plexus. Close your eyes, breathe in, and imagine a golden light flowing down to the area just behind your navel. With each exhale, imagine negativity flowing out of your body and dissipating harmlessly within the air around you.
Positive affirmations are especially useful for balancing this chakra because the Solar Plexus is so connected to our sense of self-worth and confidence. Try making daily affirmations, reminding yourself that you are talented, loving, and unique.
Digging Those Aries Vibes
When your power chakra, the Sacral Plexus, is open and flowing, you have more power within yourself to flow with your true nature. Increasing your confidence and connection to the Universe through these Solar Plexus exercises will help you embrace and feel gratitude for your beautiful nature.
Maintain health and harmony in the Solar Plexus chakra for amplified Aries vibes that will attract the relationships and opportunities you’ve always wanted.
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