Sacral Chakra Color Meanings

Chakra Anatomy

What is the meaning of the sacral chakra color on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels? Explore this lively color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Orange - the sacral chakra color is composed of red and yellow in equal parts and it is a color of vitality and strength.

It is at the lower end of the visible light spectrum and it is also a warm color. It reminds me of the heat of the sun.

Just as the sacral chakra is located in the pelvic area, orange is the area of our gut feelings and wisdom.

Buddhists call this "hara", the centre of being through which we connect with the deepest voice of the self, the deepest stillness and wisdom.

This is where we find bliss.

Orange energy is very sensual. Living a life guided by orange color transforms even the most mundane daily experiences into pleasurable experiences.

That is not to say that orange is purely hedonistic. Orange is also associated with the gentle and positive nurturing of ourselves which moves us on our path of growth and development.

Physical level

Chakra Anatomy

Orange stands for creativity, growth, learning, pleasure, sense of vitality and aliveness.

On a physical level orange relates to the colon, bladder, and gallbladder. It is part of the digestion and assimilation.

Orange energy is very powerful physical and spiritual energy. It helps to convert prana (or chi) into energy that can be used by the body for vital organ function and reproduction.


  • alive senses
  • enjoyment of physical pleasures
  • healthy appetite
  • healthy sexuality
  • vitality
  • energy


  • disorders of reproductive organs
  • sexual dysfunction
  • stiffness
  • loss of appetite for food, sex
  • low back pain
  • knee and foot problems
  • menstrual difficulties

Mental level

Orange energy is balance, strength, and sustenance. It is the building block of physical growth and development. Orange represents the developmental stage when we learn to walk and we explore our world.


  • curiosity
  • exploration
  • independence
  • healthy boundaries - I am separate from mother and father


  • poor boundaries
  • manipulation
  • poor social skills
  • rigidity

Emotional level

Orange is a color of shock. It can stimulate us, dazzle, or irritate. But, it must be noticed. On an emotional level, it is a color of great intensity and power.

It is also the color of fall and letting go. Sacral chakra color orange reminds us that a part of us must die in order to create space for something new.


  • joy
  • optimism
  • vibrant
  • enthusiasm
  • tenderness
  • nurturing
  • ability to deal with emotional ups and downs of life


  • obsessive
  • flamboyant
  • demanding of attention
  • mood swings & excessively strong emotions
  • emotional dependency
  • obsessive attachment

Spiritual level

As I already mentioned under physical level, orange energy is very spiritual because it helps to convert subtle energy (prana or chi) into energy that can be used by the body. So, with orange, there is a very close connection and synergy between physical and spiritual levels.


  • persistence
  • dedication
  • wisdom
  • imagination
  • creativity
  • sustenance


  • fragmentation
  • dissociation
  • deadened senses
  • not connected to one's core self, soul, or spirit

Orange and Tantra

No discussion of the sacral chakra color would be complete without talking about Tantra. I must mention that the chakra system originates in Tantric philosophy. Most westerners associate Tantra only with sexual pleasure. However, the purpose of Tantra is the same as that of any other yoga path - to attain liberation from illusion by moving the energy up the spinal column.

And yes, in Tantric practices this movement of energy is achieved by using the force created by the arousal of sexual energy to awaken Goddess Kundalini and pushing her up the spine. And orange color aids in moving this energy.

What do you think about orange?

What do you think about sacral chakra color orange? Do you like to wear orange? How does orange make you feel? What does orange mean to you? What does orange remind you of? Share your thoughts.

What others said....

I love orange in all ranges of the color.  I have an orange color dress with black soft stripes.  I wore it to a recent job interview.  Why because I wanted to simply be me.  I went to the interview with a total don't care if I get the job attitude. It was a board of three women.  I felt confident and light.  I just treated the board like a group of women getting together for a nice chat.  I kept the dress on all day because I just felt so bright and sunny.  My hips even started to sway a little.  I eat oranges because the taste it like a burst of pure energy.  Orange reminds me of the rainbow of fall colors.  My Maine Coon is orange and he is my Zen master.  Lol. Oh and I got the job!!!  Blessings and light to all. ~ Sara

I love the sacral chakra color of orange. It makes me feel cozy, calm and in control overall. Orange is one of my favorite colors and favorite color to wear as I feel it compliments my skin tone. The color makes me feel good in a variety of ways from happy to excited to comforted to warm depending on the hue. Orange family fruits (oranges, tangerines & clementines) are my favorite fruits to eat. The color itself reminds me of the sun at times, the autumn leaves, hot chocolate and love. Namaste!

I like orange. It's a very bright and pretty color. I don't wear a lot of orange unless it's part of multiple colors in an outfit. Orange is one of the main colors of my favorite baseball team which is the Baltimore Orioles. Our tabby cat, Oscar is orange and we nickname him "Pumpkin" because when he's sitting up all proud and still he looks like an orange pumpkin.

I like the color orange when it isn’t bright. Bright orange, like the color of the fruit makes me really anxious, and cheap. When it’s a darker more rusty color I like it, the color goes with my hair as far as clothing goes and it reminds me of autumn, which is my favorite color. Orange also reminds me of Halloween which is a good thing since it’s my favorite holiday.

Out of all colors, sacral chakra color is my favorite. Actually, I am quite fascinated about orange color. My office tag is also of orange color that I love to wear whenever I enter in my workplace. Orange is a bright color and associated with a feeling of joy. People who love orange color they are indeed happy in mood and joyful in nature. I love to wear orange color clothes especially in my office sports day when I get an orange color t-shirt every year.

Orange is a pretty good color. I like orange roses. They make me to think about my childhood. My mother used to like orange rose. This color make me sad, it makes me think, it makes me dream the heaven. This color symbolizes vain, hard work and pain.

Sacral Chakra colour Orange to me is fire, fierce love, flow, warmth, security, passion, sensuality and earthly stability.


Simona Sebastian

Simona Sebastian is the founder of Simona's curiosity led her from science and computer programming studies, to exploration of subtle energy, healing, and consciousness.

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