Svadhisthana, the Sacral Chakra: Orange Color Theory - Darn Good Yarn

Svadhisthana, the Sacral Chakra: Orange Color Theory

Written by Kate Curry

What Are Chakras?

It’s amazing how much of our current day-to-day lives are affected by beliefs and traditions from thousands of years ago. Chakras, a concept from the beginning of Hinduism (from around 1500 and 500 BC) are a very important aspect or Tantra of Hinduism.

Chakra, meaning “wheel” in Sanskrit, refers to the wheels within us that are made of energy. Everybody has even these wheels that align along our spines. Each wheel is associated with a different color, organs, elements, gemstones, and emotions. These chakra wheels have been referred to as having important effects on our spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health.

The Function Of The Orange Chakra

The second chakra, Svadhisthana, the Sacral Chakra is found in your lower abdomen. This chakra is known as the center of our physical needs, self-worth, and creativity! This chakra is also associated with our sense of taste, communication, and action. 

On an watercolor ombre orange background, a woman is sitting cross legged in an orange circle. A glowing orange circle on her stomach is symbolizing her sacral chakra.

The orange chakra is said to have an effect on: 

  • Bladder 
  • Lymphatic System 
  • Reproductive Organs 
  • Glands 

The Svadhisthana Is also associated with these gemstones: 

  • Orange Calcite
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Citrine
  • Jasper
  • Sunstone 

If you’re not attuned with your Svadhisthana, you could experience some rather unpleasant side effects. The inability to experience joy, intimacy issues, kidney troubles, and depression just to name a few. Keeping this chakra balanced with daily affirmations is important for all the relationships you have in your life.

Orange Chakra Color and It’s Meaning

Our Svadhisthana Is symbolized by a blazing orange.  Across the world, the color orange has multiple cultural, societal, and spiritual meanings. There’s also personal connections to colors as well which can influence your relationship with colors. 

In the traditional Hindu sense, orange symbolizes: 

  • Sacred 
  • Fire 
  • Purity 
  • Religious abstinence 
  • Quest for light 
  • The color of the warrior caste 

Here are some other cool cultural connections with orange: 

  • Netherlands: National color that represents the Dutch monarchy 
  • Egypt: Associated with mourning 
  • Japan: Courange, love, and good health. 
  • Ukraine: Bravery and strength 

In most western societies, orange is associated with joy, creativity, and compassion. Orange light is used in light therapy to reduce scars and imperfections on the skin. Whenever people see bright orange they think of happy places and thoughts. 

Wearing Svadhisthana

A gorgeous woman with a large afro, a pink and orange twist top, and an orange sari wrap skirt, is posing underneath a flowering bush.

A statement color, orange clothes give off a fun and creative vibe that makes you approachable! Most socially-adept people I’ve met have a ton of oranges in their closet, and have enough energy to be social butterflies. Orange is often worn by prison inmates due to the hues eye-catching nature, but don’t let that stop you! Why not add some spice to your closet 

Crafting With Svadhisthana

A pair of hands are holding a crochet hook and a working strand of yarn. Thy are crocheting up a piece of work made from red and orange ombre yarn.

When creating with orange, you are creating an eye-catching and emotion evoking piece. Wolf Kahn, a famous painter, said that orange: “is very blatant and vulgar. It makes you immediately start having feelings". Who wants to create something that has no feeling? 

If you’re on the prowl for some orange yarns, we’ve got your back!

Our Svadhisthana Orange Calcite Kit

Orange Calcite energy bundle with all items showing in front of a white background. 2 orange calcite crystals, 2 skeins sparkle worsted weight silk, 1 skeins chakra beaded cotton yarn, 3 color sari silk ribbon sample card, and coordinating furoshiki.

If you're looking to amp up your crafting energy, we have the perfect kit for you! Our 8 Chakras Energy Bundles are inspired by Svadhisthana and the other 7 chakras. Each kit comes with a variety of handmade eco-friendly yarn, crystals, and a gorgeous furoshiki wrap that will help charge your creative flow! 

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.