Sacral Chakra Symbol

The Sacral Chakra Symbol

Last Updated on December 21, 2019

Author: Lizzy

An explanation of the sacral chakra‘s symbol meaning is best conveyed as the energy and strength necessary to nurture and sustain life.

Symbol of the Maiden, Mother, Wise Woman

The sacral chakra is governed by the Hindu goddess, Parvati. As represented by her devotion to her husband, the Lord Shiva, Parvati is the goddess of power, fertility, and fidelity.

All aspects of the goddess figure are encompassed in the second energy center — which is home to the energies directly associated with the development of life. From young maiden and sexual being to nurturing mother and wise woman, the image of the goddess figure embodies the sacral chakra’s attributes of creativity, sexuality, pleasure, and relationships.

Make every cell in your body awaken and rejoice!

Most of us have energetic blocks and imbalances as well as energy-sabotaging habits that prevent us from accessing our full vitality, which leads us to feel exhausted, scattered, dull… even ill.

The good news is that doesn’t have to continue! Bestselling author and world-renowned expert on chakras, Anodea Judith, will reveal the secret to optimizing your energy system, during a free virtual event hosted by The Shift Network: Supercharge Your Chakra Practice: How to Heal Your Energy Centers & Unleash the Full Power of Your Life Force.

We hope to “see” you there! It’s FREE to attend and you will receive a recording if you can’t listen live. >> SUPERCHARGE YOUR CHAKRAS NOW.

Symbol Meaning

The second chakra, also known as the Swadhisthana chakra, which is Sanskrit for “vital force,” is usually symbolized by a 16-petal lotus flower. It is important to note that in some depictions of the chakra symbol, a 6-petal lotus flower is used instead. Traditionally, the lotus flower image is symbolic of the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

Regardless of the number of lotus petals in its image, all sacral chakra symbols are in agreeance on the color — which is varying shades of orange, from its brightest hue to rustic orange with red undertones.

Sacral Chakra Symbol

Symbolic Animal Associations

Due to the feminine quality of sacral chakra energy it is frequently associated with the element of water. That being said, the sacral chakra symbol is often represented by water-dwelling animals, like fish or the crocodile.

According to Hindu tradition, the sacral chakra is governed by the alligator. Revered as an elder of the animal kingdom, the alligator is represents the duality of strength and weakness in all living creatures — including humans. Its outer scales may be rock-solid, but the alligator’s underbelly is one of its most sensitive, vulnerable areas.

The alligator offers lessons in what it means to be patient and wise when it comes to making decisions. Its clear, sharp vision is a nice metaphor for the necessity of venturing forth with confidence beyond the comfort of self-imposed boundaries to pursue dreams and embrace change in order to grow.

Additional symbolic meanings of the alligator include:

  • resilience
  • strength
  • intuitiveness
  • honor
  • bravery
  • creation


Do you want to have more success and joy in your life? The best way to do this is by learning more about your name through numerology. It is a 4,000 year-old science that can help you learn the meaning of your name, because your name was no accident! All it takes is your name and date of birth, click here to get your free personalized numerology reading.

Shop Chakras Products

Complete Chakra Healer Kit


The 7 Chakra Balancing Meditation


Chakra Scent-ology Perfume


Want Healthier and Happier Chakras?

When properly balanced each of your 7 Chakras work together to create an optimal life. If you are like most of us your energetic ecosystem could use some help. Take this 2-minute chakra test to know which of your chakras may be the weakest.

Take The Chakra Test Now

Related Articles

Sacral Chakra Yoga Pose

Yoga For The Sacral Chakra

Yoga for the Sacral Chakra The sacral, or second, chakra ...
Read More
Opeing Sacral Chakra

Opening The Sacral Chakra

Opening The Sacral Chakra The sacral chakra is the seat ...
Read More
Overactive Sacral Chakra

Overactive Sacral Chakra

Overactive Sacral Chakra If your sacral chakra is overactive your ...
Read More
Sacral Chakra Blockage

Sacral Chakra Blockage

Sacral Chakra Blockage A blocked sacral chakra can make you ...
Read More