Keycenter of D: The Sacral Chakra

Relationships, Intimacy, Creative Partnership

The keycenter of D is aligned with the Sacral Chakra, which is located two inches below the navel and rooted to the spine. Castings in the key of D tend to take place in the areas of relationships, intimacy, and creative partnership.  

Sex is a very powerful thing. Through it, physical life is furthered—for a start. The Sacral Chakra is sex central, and energy manifesting through it affects intimacy issues, certainly; but it affects nonsexual relationships as well, and is profoundly connected to creativity. When the Sacral Chakra is open and balanced, we are relaxed and playful with others; we appreciate them, we appreciate ourselves. We’re free to be flirty, though not necessarily in a sexual way; there’s winks and jokes and camaraderie. Creativity flows through us and between us—we give life to new projects and ideas cooperatively. A blocked Sacral Chakra looks like sexual repression, even if it’s not sexual: we’re uptight around others, we’re scared to touch one another, we can’t cooperate, smiles are rare. If the chakra’s overactive, we can be manipulative or clingy.

Cards in the suit of Brass share an affinity with the Sacral Chakra, as do the color orange and orange stones, the herbs of calendula and hibiscus, and the scent of gardenia. In the body, the Sacral Chakra is associated with the health and well being of the reproductive system, the lymphatic system, and the urinary tract.