Crystal Healing Properties
Crystals are natural energy transmitters that are an important part of a healthy, holistic home.Â
They are not overly expensive to buy, although some of the bigger clusters of amethyst and quartz can be a little pricey. It's not necessary to buy a large crystal, but if you can get one for a living, working or sleeping space, they are a worthwhile investment.Â
Healing Properties of Crystals - which one to use.Â
Let's take a look at some of the more readily available crystals and stones and how they can help you.
AGATE A beautifully striped stone that comes in moss, blue and wonderful earth colours. Agates balance and ground and keep you in tune with the Earth's rhythms. Great for helping you feel secure, calm and free from stress. Ayurvedic tradition links the agate to those born in May.Â
AMBER Solidified Resin from trees that are millions of years old, so not a crystal. I have included it here because of it's healing and uplifting characteristics. It also has disinfectant qualities and if worn offers strong protection against any negative environment. It is a stone of the zodiac sign of Taurus.
AMETHYST A beautiful purple crystal that is a member of the quartz family. This crystal will calm overactive emotions and if placed by your bed will help insomnia. It is highly recommended for those whose work involves healing or counselling; a cluster of amethyst placed in the work space will absorb negative energies and emotions and keep the atmosphere â¬Ëclean'. It is associated with the month of February in the Ayurvedic system.
ANGELITE A great stone for psychic protection and developing telepathy and mediumship. Physically it is used to treat blood disorders, infectious diseases, headaches, heart problems and is associated with healing any throat issues. It is very calming, balancing and can quickly disperse stress and fear.
AQUAMARINE A lovely ethereal blue-green stone, it is calming, soothing and cooling. It is reputed to come from Venus, and like the emerald, is aid to improve eyesight and heighten intuition. Aquamarine is also thought to help release excess fluid from the body. Helps with sea and motion sickness. It is a stone connected with the Zodiac sign of Pisces.
BLOODSTONE A superb healing stone - literally for whatever ails you! It is dark green with specks of red in it which are supposed to be blood from Jesus. Because of this, bloodstone is particularly known for helping all blood and circulation related disorders. It will also increase courage and strength. It is linked with those born in March.
CACOXENITE This stone is particularly good for removing negative attachments and energies and is associated with soothing and healing the third chakra. It is a gold colour and only forms inside a quartz or amethyst, making it rather special. It also assists with healing of the thyroid and digestive systems and is a stone connected with those born under the sign of Sagittarius. CELESTITE A wonderful enlightening, uplifting stone whose properties help to allay anxiety, fear and worry. It can open up a connection with the Universe, the Angelic realm and assists those who wish to astral travel. On the physical side it helps the digestive system and can speed up the elimination of toxins from the body.Â
CITRINE A glorious sunburst yellow crystal renowned for helping writers and academics. When placed on your desk, it is brilliant for clarifying your thoughts and allowing free expression. Citrine is a good detoxifier also, being beneficial to the heart and kidneys. Associated with those born in November.
DANBURITE This is a colourless stone, but is sometimes found in it's pink or yellow form. It stimulates a person's spiritual awareness and works well for the crown and heart chakra. It helps to release energy blockages and helps with all healing. Danburite is particularly excellent in helping to communicate with the Angelic Realm.
DIAMOND The hardest gemstone there is. They attract positive energy, emanate radiance and keep negativity at bay. They are linked to the month of October.
EMERALD A wonderful gem that helps with self-discovery, fertility and eyesight. It is said to come from Venus and is known as an excellent choice as a wedding or engagement ring. Linked to the month of June.
FLUORITE A crystal which helps fight viruses, strengthens the skeletal system and balances the positive and negatives aspects of the mind. It can also help with concentration.
GARNET A lovely red-bronze stone known to increase prosperity and vitality. Excellent for depression, balance, sexuality and the circulatory system, especially problems with blood pressure. They have been used for centuries for protection and as talismans. They come in red, orange and the rarer green. Traditionally, garnet is connected with January, however in ancient texts, August is the month linked to the garnet.
HOWLITE An unusual looking white mineral which is unsurpassed for quickly reducing stress, rage and anxiety. It promotes calm thinking, patience and prudence. An extremely useful mineral to have around.
LABORODITE A truly mystical stone that has the ability to stop negative energies and vibrations entering one's physical and etheric body. It is closely associated with the moon and works to calm the mind and reduce anxiety.
LAPIS LAZULI This gorgeous deep blue stone with flashes of gold (which is actually Pyrite) is prized for its calming properties, protective nature and spiritual links. It is also believed to have magical powers. The month of April is associated with lapis lazuli.
LEPIDOLITE Purple in colour, this stone balances the nervous system, promotes peaceful sleep when placed near your pillow and is said to attract good fortune and luck if carried, whilst repelling negative energies and vibrations. Also helpful with joint problems and pain relief.
MALACHITE This dark green stone is renowned for helping arthritis and absorbing negativity. It is also used to gain inner peace, clarity and patience. Many practitioners of Feng Shui will place a malachite on the cash register of a business premises to attract prosperity. It is linked to the month of July.
MOLDAVITE A fascinating extraterrestrial stone which is known for setting people on the right life path, helping with spiritual growth and unblocking the heart chakra, helping people to experience true love. Excellent for crystal and indigo children.
MOONSTONE This opalescent stone is associated the moon and the emotions. It will help balance sensitivity and also help to nurture love. It's sheen is thought to brighten as the moon becomes full. Moonstone is a stone that is said to bring forth sweet dreams if placed under your pillow. Tibetan beliefs associate the moonstone with the month of June.
PERIDOT A sparkling gold-green stone which helps the entire digestive system. It also has purifying qualities and helps to lift depression. It is reputed to have been Cleopatra's favourite gemstone and is said to protect anyone who carries or wears it from negativity. September is the month linked to the peridot.
PREHNITE A greenish-yellow stone, particularly valued for remembering dreams, activating the 3rd eye and as a true meditation tool. It is connected with the Archangel Raphael and is said to strengthen intuition, spirituality and individual connection to the Divine. It can help heal the kidneys, the bladder and the lungs.
QUARTZ A family of crystals.
Clear Helps with ear and hearing problems.
Rutilated Energising and focussing crystals.
Smoky Protects your energetic field. Great for manifestation.
Rose Calming heals emotional problems and feelings of vulnerability.Â
RHODOCHROSITE Beautiful pink crystal which is excellent for helping one accept life's ups and downs, strengthens courage, heals past life traumas and is a wonderful tool for meditation.
RUBY A wonderful red gem which invokes authority, confidence and energy. It is associated with abundance and riches and can be a difficult stone to wear. August is the month associated with the ruby.
SAPPHIRE A gorgeous stone that is known for its beautiful blue colour, but also appears as pink, green, yellow or the very rare orange. It has healing properties and is linked to the Divine, beauty and wisdom. It is said to help with psychic abilities and intuition. Sapphire is linked with the month of April.
SUGALITE This violet stone is essential for psychic development and strengthening the Third Eye. It helps focus you during meditation and balances the pituitary and pineal glands. Sugalite is believed to dissipate feelings of negativity and anger and to encourage feelings of happiness and peace. It is associated with those born under the sign of Aquarius.
TIGERS EYE A glowing gold-brown stone which grounds, helps psychic development and brings good luck. It also aids concentration and focus and is useful for students. It can purify and lighten our bodies while protecting us on our journey through life. Tigers eye is linked to the sign of Gemini.
TOPAZ A lovely stone which appears as gold, brown, yellow and blue. It heals and re-energises the body during sleep, helps with bronchial problems and protects against negative energies and dangers. November is the month related to topaz according to Ayurvedic beliefs.
TOURMALINE A powerful crystal that comes as watermelon (pink and green), yellow, black and pink or green on their own. Because of it's composition it produces both positive and negative charges and should be used cautiously. It can help to heal a broken heart, restore balance and happiness and bolster courage. It is associated with the zodiac sign of Leo.
TURQUOISE A beautiful blue stone, which heals the lungs, throat and respiratory system. Because of this, it is excellent to wear when making a speech or an important presentation. Associated with the month of January.
VARISCITE A lovely pale green stone, Variscite is fantastically soothing and is excellent when under pressure, dealing with difficult people or when depressed. It is particularly used in psychic work, namely past life regression and for helping with achieving a deep level of meditation. It is affiliated with the sign of Gemini and the heart chakra.
Â ZINCITE This hexagonal crystal appears in the yellow to red colour spectrum and is renowned for re-energising a person and for helping the more spiritually and psychic-ly minded to keep themselves grounded while still exploring the other realms. It helps to stimulate and increase creativity and fertility while clearing and balancing the 1st, 2nd and 3rd chakras specifically.Â