Crystal healing is the incorporation of crystals into spiritual practices such as meditation, reiki, and chakra healing. These crystals are called Crystal Healing Stones; each stone corresponds to a different chakra or area of the body, and each has its own specific set of healing properties, depending on its composition and structure. The properties of these crystal healing stones are also dependent on their astrological and metaphysical relationship to the zodiac, elements, planets, and numerological correspondence. These properties determine their spiritual, mental, and physical function in terms of how they will benefit us. We can divide these healing properties into three main parts: the mind, the body, and the spirit.
When choosing a crystal healing stone, it’s important to note your zodiac sign as well as their corresponding elements and planets, as these all play an important role in the way the crystal will benefit you- the more personal the better. It’s as simple as deciding what area/s of your being you’d like to heal, working on each at a time, then matching those choices with a crystal healing stone that corresponds to your zodiac (or your sun, moon, and rising signs for best results).
Aries (March 21st – April 19th): Carnelian, Citrine, Red Jasper
Taurus (April 20th- May 19th): Selenite, Amazonite, Smoky Quartz
Gemini (May 21st- June 20th): Shungite, Tiger’s Eye, Amazonite
Cancer (June 21st- July 22nd): Red Jasper, Labradorite, Selenite
Leo (July 22nd- August 22nd): Rose Quartz, Garnet, Tiger’s Eye
Virgo (August 23rd- September 22nd): Amazonite, Fluorite, Amethyst
Libra (September 23rd- October 22nd): Tiger’s Eye, Amethyst, Bloodstone
Scorpio (October 23rd- November 21st): Amethyst, Pink Tourmaline
Sagittarius (November 22nd- December 21st): Shungite, Lepidolite, Smoky Quartz
Capricorn (December 22nd- January 19th): Garnet, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz
Aquarius (January 20th- February 18th): Amethyst, Lepidolite, Tourmalinated Quartz
Pisces (February 19th- March 20th): Chrysocolla, Carnelian, Clear Quartz
For healing the mind, it’s suggested to choose crystal healing stones that open the upper chakras, such as the throat, third eye, and crown. This brings balance to the emotions, organizes thought, instilling calm and focus. A healthy mind requires calming the chaos in the emotional body to bring forth balance and stability. Tapping into our intuition can also help enhance our understanding and empathy toward others which greatly influences the level of stress and worry we experience on a daily basis. Some examples of crystal healing stones that benefit the mind are amethyst, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and black obsidian.
For healing the spirit, crystals that pertain to the middle and lower chakras (the root, sacral, and solar plexus) are the optimal choice, as they lend their properties to the purpose of spiritual growth. Self-reflection and introspection are the foundation for personal growth. While forming a deeper connection with the divine through our faith, beliefs, and spiritual practices, we revitalize and charge the energy centers in our being responsible for feelings of love, life, and vitality. The crystal healing stones most beneficial to the spirit are clear quartz, rose quartz, labradorite, and moonstone.
For healing the body, there’s a wide array of crystal healing stones that lend their metaphysical properties to the physical body. Virtually all healing crystals have their own unique set of physical healing benefits, To alleviate ailments in the digestive system, use carnelian, citrine, red jasper, or any stone pertaining to the solar plexus chakra. For healing the physical heart and supporting the circulatory system, incorporate the use of green aventurine, black tourmaline, jade, or other crystals associated with the heart chakra. To soothe skin irritation and issues regarding the eyes, look into emerald, green moss agate, or smoky quartz.
For more in-depth information on crystal healing stones and their specific purposes, see our other crystals, types of crystals and healing crystals guide.