Crystals have been a part of my life since I can remember really.
I am not sure if my mum and dad actually had any around the house but I do know that we had many natural stones and stone like pieces around our home, mainly for ashtrays! Hahaha! Oh how things have changed since I was a kid! Which was, mind you nearly 38 years ago so it has been a long time.
I remember buying crystals at a young age though. My obsession probably started when i used to collect shells and rocks and stones from down at the beach. I only lived a 2 minute walk from the ocean so I was down there a few times a day. I loved finding old bits of glass that had been tumbled and smoothed by the ocean and the sand. Dad used to find the best ones. The old green Coca Cola bottles made some gorgeous looking aqua green tumble stones. And brown beer bottle glass. That had an awesome effect after being tumbled by the sand.
My nanna and I used to walk up and down the street along the beach front looking for what we used to call “trash and treasure”. i just loved finding things in nature. I love the organic feel and thinking about the life that the stone so or thing I have found on my journey, has taken before I picked it up. What did it start as, how long has it been on this planet? Is it actually from our planet? Is it natural or man made. I love the beauty in nature.
So when i was a teen and I had my own pocket money and I used to buy my own crystals and ask for them whenever i saw them in shops or at the markets. Crystals, of the healing kind in particular… have a tendency to find you. you may not even know that you are looking for a crystal, but you will see on at a market or in a shop window and just be instantly drawn to it. This is the power of the stone. they have very ancient and spiritual powers that can’t really be fathomed by us.
You will almost definitely find that if you stumble across a crystal that was meant for you, if you research into its properties and meanings and powers… it will more often than not be what you actually needed in your life at that time. They just know! I can almost hear some of you thinking, “this chick is certifiable”. but trust me… They are powerful things.
So this blog is pretty much to help some of you who haven’t really dabbled in working with healing crystals.
It’s honestly ALL ABOUT INTUITION.
If you can follow your gut, and listen to where it is telling you to look, do that! So say if you are thinking, “I’d love to have some crystals in my home”. Perfect start! But as I say… let your intuition guide your crystal choices, not your normal likes or dislikes. So you may normally love the colour Yellow, so you would naturally think you will be drawn to the Yellow Citrine Crystal? Well… that might not be the case. You might be particularly drawn to the Pink Rose Quartz. What will you choose?
I would highly suggest you choose the Pink Rose Quartz.
Your intuition has guided you to that crystal for a very important reason.
Do you get where I am going with this? Just let your gut show you the way.
There are sooooooooo many Crystals to choose from on this planet!
I can’t even touch on how many I could list. There are tumbled stones (that are smooth and rounded), there are raw stones (that have hard edges), there are crystal points (these have a lot of power and are highly spiritual in nature), there are clusters and caves, there are eggs and shapes and small ones and massive ones. They are endless in colour and shape and size and healing possibility.
Here is a small list of some of the TOP TEN HEALING CRYSTALS:
Properties: clarity of thought, relief from grief, protection, wisdom
The perfect gift for: a friend who is in mourning, menopausal, going through a life change, insomniacs
Amethyst is a very powerful crystal for healing. It is know to calm and bring clarity to the mind, to relieve stress, sooth sadness, anger and anxiety and balance mood swings. It helps us to focus and stimulates motivation, concentration and memory. Amethyst activates our intuitive and psychic abilities, aids in meditation and is said to attract justice.
Amethyst balances the hormones, strengthens the immune system and has a stimulating effect on the metabolism. It also has sobering powers and its name comes from the Greek word meaning ‘without drunkenness’. Amethyst eases stress and insomnia, promoting peaceful sleep. Rubbed against the forehead, it eases headaches and releases tension. It encourages humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst is a healing stone for blood related problems and diseases of the lung.
Properties: Protection, healing, harmony, energy, clarity, calmness
The perfect gift for: those who are at a computer all day, friends who need to relax or who are confused
Crystal Quartz is very powerful for healing, meditation and spiritual growth. It is harmonizing and balancing, purifying the spirit, mind and physical body. It can be utilized to bring light and energy into our spiritual bodies. It enhances mental abilities and can be ‘programmed’ and imprinted with any desired energy or information. Crystal Quartz is powerful for protection and amplifies positive energy and thought. Due to its power to open up all chakras, it is a great stone for relaxation and also to be combined with other stones, as it amplifies their powers. Crystal Quartz enhances psychic abilities and promotes overall harmony and balance. It brings clarity to thoughts as well as actions, allowing us to see things more clearly.
Clear crystal protects from negative energies, neutralizing radiation. It stimulates the immune system and overall balance. Placed near the computer screen, Crystal Quartz helps to dispel electromagnetic radiation.
Properties: Love: Romantic love, self love, platonic love, unconditional love, deep care, compassion, happiness, forgiveness friendship
The perfect gift for: the heartbroken, the lonely, pregnant women
Widely known as the “love” or “heart” stone, Rose Quartz encourages unconditional love and opens its wearer to all forms of love: self love, romantic love, family love, platonic love … It’s heart opening qualities act soothing on the nervous system, decreasing stress levels and increasing happiness, trust and harmony. Rose Quartz stimulates peace, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, inner peace and tolerance. It increases ones ability to love oneself as well as others. It helps heal emotional wounds and increases its wearer’s sense of self-worth.
Rose Quartz acts healing and strengthening for the physical heart and stimulates the circulatory system, increasing fertility and protecting against radiation. As a nice bonus, Rose Quartz is said to reduce wrinkles. It is also known to be a protective stone during pregnancy, protecting from miscarriage.
Properties: Prosperity, courage, Confidence, strength, warmth, happiness, creativity, joy of life, protection, self-esteem, opens the mind to new thoughts, optimism
The perfect gift for: entrepreneurs, students
Citrine is an absolute power stone, energizing its wearer on all levels. It is known to attract prosperity and success. Citrine increases self-confidence and stimulates creativity, enthusiasm, and joy. As it helps you get centered and rest in your power, Citrine is great to help in making important decisions. It also balances emotions and gives relief for depression, stress and anxiety, bringing joy, optimism and love to its owner. This beautiful yellow-gold crystal is unique in its power to dissolve negative energy without the need to be cleansed.
Citrine is known as the ‘stone of the mind’, stimulating the brain, increasing concentration, strengthening the intellect and increasing psychic powers. It promotes clarity of thoughts, opens the mind to new thoughts and brings relief to nightmares.
Citrine is believed to invite wealth and prosperity into your life. Due to it’s abundance qualities Citrine has been called the ‘Lucky Merchant Stone’ and business owners place it into their cash drawer to increase sales. Citrine is known to be beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system, acting cleansing and purifying.
Properties: Protection, wisdom, positive thoughts, balance, courage, friendship, healing, luck, love
The perfect gift for: Anyone giving a public talk or with relationship issues
Turquoise can be a very powerful stone for protection. It increases inner calmness and eases depression, fears, exhaustion and anxiety. It is a stone for friendship and love. Turquoise has calming effects when speaking in public. It helps us to express ourselves and aids in creative problem solving. This powerful stone also stimulates our intuition and helps in meditation.
Turquoise helps to absorb nutrients and strengthen the immune system. It has purifying properties and anti-inflammatory powers. If placed on the throat it is wonderful for the thyroid and the voice. Turquoise strengthens feminine energies and is helpful in female disorders as well as in soothing headaches. Turquoise is well known for its healing powers and its abilities to draw disease out of the body when pressed against problematic areas of the body. It absorbs disease and negative energy to the extend that it sometimes breaks when exhausted – the stone then needs to be buried and given back to the earth. Given as a present, Turquoise brings prosperity and happiness to its receiver. This stone needs to be cleansed and recharged regularly.
Properties: Good fortune, communication, wisdom, truth, abundance, honesty, relaxation, forgiveness
The perfect gift for: writers, artists, or saying ‘I’m sorry’
This beautiful sky blue stone balances the 5th Chakra, increasing communication skills, truth, wisdom and forgiveness, helping you to stay true to yourself. Blue Topaz promotes joy, abundance and good fortune. It also encourages honesty, aids in expressing ideas and artistic inspirations and increases intelligence and creativity Blue Topaz facilitates thinking through and expressing complex concepts and ideas.
Blue topaz is a strong crystal for healing health problems, and aids digestion, fortifies the nerves, balances emotions and stimulates the metabolism. It is known to combat eating disorders. It is also known to increase the general health around the neck and throat area. Blue Topaz releases tension, helping one to relax.
Properties: Love, abundance, good luck, happiness, psychic abilities, feminine energies
The perfect gift for: moms to be or new moms
Moonstone aids in inner growth, strengthens intuition and stabilises emotions. It is known as a stone for new beginnings, success in love and business, and good fortune. It promotes inspiration and protects us, especially those of us who are very sensitive. Moonstone is said to perceive that which IS, making it a very personal stone. It is a great aid for meditation, helping us to understand ourselves. Moonstone also soothes stress and anxiety. This beautiful stone is particularly beneficial for women, also young women, helping us to connect with our feminine side. Moonstone is said to have the power of making wishes come true.
If you are a very sensitive person, we recommend for you to avoid contact with moonstone in the time of full moon as it can open you up to psychic worlds in an overwhelming way.
Moonstone balances the digestive system, helps to absorb nutrients and to eliminate toxins. It is known to stimulate the proper functioning of the pineal gland and to balance hormones. It is a great helper for conception, pregnancy, childbirth and breast-feeding.
Properties: Support, Strength, Stamina, Protection
The perfect gift for: those in a transition period
Onyx is an excellent stone for stressful or challenging situations as it gives us strength and support. It’s soothing qualities alleviate fear and worries and encourage wise decision-making. Onyx is known to increase happiness, intuition and good fortune. It is known to help us change bad habits and keep emotions under control. Onyx helps us to focus and stay grounded.
Onyx is known to help with skin ailments, infections and inflammations. This stone needs to be cleansed and recharged regularly–wash it in salt water or pass it through incense smoke.
NOTE: Not all Black Crystals are the same – Onyx is a denser, more earthy crystal. Obsidian is volcanic glass so it has more of a fire element to it. Black Tourmaline is double terminated so it draws in any negative energy, transforms it and then releases the positive. All 3 are very protective, grounding and work with the Root Chakra. Use all 3 for different types of protection and grounding but it is really a matter of personal preference.
Properties: Creativity, Courage
The perfect gift for: the actor or the performer
Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one’s desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the “actor’s stone”. Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras. Physically, carnelian has been used in crystal healing to heal open sores, rejuvenate tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies, and neuralgia. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
While carnelian does come in an orange so deep it is almost black, most of the so-called black carnelian sold today is actually black onyx.
Properties: Stability, Grounding
The perfect gift for: The stressful business types.
Hematite is a stone that is most commonly — and most strongly — used to ground or stabilize and for protection. In spiritual work, hematite is an excellent stone to help keep yourself also connected to the Earth plane, as some would say via the silver cord, so that your spiritual learnings and travels can be done safely and things learned can be brought back to daily life more easily. Red Ochre is variety of hematite used for permanent coloring, and particularly in ancient spiritual drawings, medicine pouches, and related spiritual uses. Hematite can be used at the corners of a room or property as a simple but protective spiritual crystal grid. Hematite is used to bring mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It can help with original thinking, logical thinking, and mathematics, any type of thinking which requires significant mental organization. Emotionally, hematite decreases negativity. This lowering of negativity can benifit by helping balance the body/mind/spirit connection. It also is said to balance the meridiians, boost self-esteen, and self-confidence. Physically it has been used in complementary crystal healing to cool the body, blood disorders, Reynayd’s Syndrome, nervous problems, stress and insomnia, spinal alignment, broken bones. It is also an excellent stone for anxiety relief, particularly in its botroydal form. Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Hematite contains iron which though a necessarily micronutrient can cause iron toxicity in large amounts. It is suggested to use the indirect method if creating gem elixirs with this stone.
So… that is just the tip of the iceberg.
I will continue my next blog soon and explain how to actually use these crystals.
How you can help them heal you.
How you can cleanse them and fill them with positive intention and tune them to your guides.
You don’t have to be an expert to start enjoying the amazing healing crystals of the earth. You just need to open your heart to allow them to fill your home with pure light and energy.
Promise I will try and follow this blog up with part two as soon as possible!
Big Love peoples. xxx