Crystal Healing is using the properties embedded in certain stones and minerals either to our own advantage or for the benefit of someone else. In order to do this, you must first understand a crystal’s composition and how it affects the different areas of our being- mental, spiritual, and physical. According to Franz Hartmann, M.D. (a theosopher and occultist, November 1838 – August 1912), “the mind is the powerhouse of man” – which basically means that by learning to control the fluctuations in your own mind you, in turn, can learn to control the happenings of your physical body, or rather “heal yourself”. Have you ever experienced a situation in which something happened to your physical body and it went unnoticed because your mind was elsewhere? This is called sensory-rerouting and is rather the same thing as healing the physical state with the mental, except that instead of distracting yourself from something that’s happening to your body, you focus intently on the fact that IT IS happening and how you can fix the problem. This is where healing crystals come in, each with its own unique relativity to our being as a whole.
How Crystal Energy Affects us
As we are made of the same stuff as crystals, we affect each other according to our chemical relationships. We are stardust, and for each element in our chemical makeup, there is a corresponding element in a crystal (sometimes more than one) and respectively, there is a part of our body and mind that is affected or influenced by them. Learning which crystals affect what areas of our being is the first step in successfully healing the body, mind, and spirit.
Crystal healing with the chakras
The uses of healing stones vary from balancing the emotions to easing an upset stomach, depending on their properties and how they’re used. The healing benefits of these stones can be harnessed by wearing them as jewelry or by surrounding yourself with them during meditation. Below is a list of seven stones and their correspondence to the chakras.
- Clear Quartz: also known as the master healer, it is excellent for clearing out blockages in any area. Specifically it relinquishes apathy and amplifies energy, thought, and the effects of other crystals. It dissipates negativity and enhances the function of the vital organs and soul, connecting the body and mind which enhances psychic ability. Its corresponding chakra is the Crown Chakra.
- Amethyst: This particular stone holds calming energies, helping to ease anxiety, stress, and overthinking which often lead to exhaustion. It enhances the imagination and intuition as well as promoting passion, creativity, and enlightenment. Use this stone to unblock the Third Eye Chakra and to relieve headaches in the frontal lobe.
- Lapis Lazuli: a protective stone that promotes inner healing and self-expression, this stone encourages empathy, compassion, clarity, and self-confidence while helping you to speak your truth. It’s more commonly associated with the Throat Chakra and alleviates physical ailments in the throat as well as in the respiratory and nervous systems.
- Rose Quartz: the stone of universal love, promotes the strengthening of all types of relationships as well as the one you have with yourself. This stone is correlative to the Heart Chakra and assists in balancing the physical heart and circulatory system while lowering high blood pressure.
- Citrine: an emotionally balancing stone, it cleanses the chakras and all areas of life to replace negative energy with joy and enthusiasm while revitalizing the mind. In matters of the physical body, it aids digestion, helps to release toxins from the blood, and evens out chemical imbalances. This stone unblocks and aligns the Solar Plexus Chakra.
- Carnelian: a stabilizing stone that restores vitality and motivation, it enhances creativity and courage. This is a stone of passion, yet calms anger and banishes emotional negativity while stimulating sexual health and boosting fertility. Its corresponding chakra is the Sacral Chakra.
- Red Jasper: a stone of protection and cleansing, it balances the light and dark parts of ourselves while promoting honesty as well as relaxing the mind. It provides contentment and grounds energy while stabilizing the aura. In matters of physical health, this stone can be used to detoxify the blood and liver. It is directly related to the Root Chakra.
Crystal Energy for various areas of healing
If you’re looking to heal in a particular area, take a look at these stones which are not only gorgeous but also extend a helping hand in many aspects of our lives. Meditate with them, wear them, carry them in your pocket, tuck them under your pillow, or put them somewhere you can see them. Keeping an intention in full view helps to manifest it more easily.
For Romantic Love
If you’re having trouble maneuvering romantic relationships, it could be for a number of reasons which you may or not be aware of in the moment. Communication plays a very important role in building relationships and if you’re having trouble with this, your throat chakra could be blocked. Turquoise is a fantastic stone for opening up the throat chakra, and making room for self-expression. Another stone which could assist in matters of passion and the heart is Carnelian.
For Self Love
Self-esteem and self-confidence is something everyone can say they’ve struggled with at some point or another in their life. Whether it’s because of unprocessed emotional trauma, negative conditioning in general, or just because, we could all do with giving some extra love to the most important person we know – ourselves. Self awareness and meditation go a long way in this endeavor, but don’t forget to bring along your most reliable friends. Rose Quartz promotes universal love and opens the heart chakra on all levels, making this the perfect stone for self-love.
If you pay attention to your surroundings, you probably find chaos and discord in many places. Manifesting peace isn’t quite as difficult as it would normally seem, if you know where to look. Amethyst instills calm and relaxation whereas Rainbow Fluorite neutralizes negative energy and stress while stabilizing the aura and balancing the physical and mental states. Combine these two to invoke harmony within yourself, your home, and in your relationships.
It doesn’t matter who you are, unless you’re a hermit who lives alone deep in the forest, negative energy and psychic attacks are something you deal with on a daily basis even if you’re unaware of it. The mind and spirit can become tainted as easily they can be protected. Black Tourmaline is a highly protective stone that grounds the Self and defends against outside influences. Other healing stones that protect against negative energy are Labradorite and Turquoise. Personally, I like to keep a little piece in my pocket, but you can also set them out next to your crystals to add a little extra protection to yourself and your home.
Whether or not things are tight financially, I think we can agree that it wouldn’t hurt to have a little extra to put into your savings- or to get more crystals! For attracting wealth and abundance, try Jade, a bringer of good luck; Pyrite (otherwise known as fool’s gold), the stone of abundance; or Green Aventurine which attracts wealth. Keep any (or all) of these crystals in your wallet or purse. If you own a business, the cash register is the perfect place for them.
It’s easy for energy to become stagnant and create blockages so cleansing is an important practice in the home, workplace, and within yourself. Two of the most common stones for clearing out negative energy as well as promoting purification and balance are Clear Quartz and Selenite. These stones help to align the chakras while amplifying the healing properties of other crystals, so be sure to keep them close!
Crystal Combinations and Their Benefits
Crystals that are light in color offer cleansing and clarity while darker crystals lend more substantial energies such as protection and grounding. These two types of crystals go hand in hand with each other, replacing the negative with the positive as they balance each other out. Colored crystals exist in a wider variety, as do their healing purposes and are more specific when it comes to intentions. Pair any coloured stone with either a light or dark (or both) and amplify the properties of that stone as well as adding protection, which is always a bonus. You can even go a step further and pair two stones of color with each other to enhance both of their properties combined. Most healing stones tend to work well together, but some can cancel out each other’s energy or minimize their effects. At the same time, pairing two high vibration stones may overly increase their energy, causing stress and anxiety which is the opposite of what healing stones are meant to do. Here are a few examples of crystal pairings and their benefits.
Amethyst & Rose Quartz
While Amethyst’s properties offer healing near the Third Eye Chakra and Rose Quartz heals the Heart Chakra, combining the two promotes alignment with the heart and spirit, deepening your self-love as well as your relationships with others. Hold the Amethyst to your third eye and the Rose Quartz to your heart.
Turquoise & Lapis Lazuli
Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli are both nurturing in stones that promote self-acceptance and mental clarity. The combination of both of these stones make for amplification of healing in areas of the throat, such as clear communication and self expression. Their properties together enhance feelings of peace and tranquility as well as relieving stress. Wear these around your neck or hold them against your throat for several minutes or the duration of your meditation.
Jade & Pyrite
The properties of Jade encourages you to pursue your dreams and bring success in your endeavors while Pyrite promotes abundance and prosperity. Together, these two stones are the perfect combination for reaping the rewards of all your hard work. Keep them in your wallet, purse, or cash register. You can even meditate with them while visualizing the manifestation of abundance.
Citrine & Yellow Jasper
Citrine is known to deflect negative thinking and balance the emotions while Yellow Jasper promotes mental clarity and inner strength. The properties of both stones help to clear blockages in the Solar Plexus Chakra and their combination lends high vibrational energies to instill courage and self-confidence. Wear these on a low-hanging necklace or press them against the area right below your sternum.
Black Tourmaline & Red Jasper
While Red Jasper lends creativity, strength, and stability, Black tourmaline protects against negative energies. Both of these stones combined help to ground and stabilize the emotions while protecting against outside influences and spiritual imbalance. These can be kept on your person or anywhere in the home.
Clear Quartz & Golden Obsidian
Clear quartz, with its versatile energy works well with most stones, but its combination with Golden Obsidian’s protective and grounding properties is a powerful one. The paired energies of these stones are great for meditation, introspection, and shadow work. They can also be used for scrying and aid in divination rituals.
Citrine & Carnelian
Carnelian offers vitality, strength, and confidence whereas Citrine promotes clarity and communication. The combined energies of these two stones bring high vibrational healing powers to the seeker. Keep them close to the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakra or carry them around in your pocket.
Now that you have an idea of which healing crystals work best with each other, go ahead and have some fun making pairings of your own. The possibilities are endless and one can never have too many crystals. Fun fact: I had a pouch of Amethyst stones on my head while writing this!