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Is is believed that every crystal has unique properties and vibrations that can be used for meditative & healing purposes.
Searching for a crystal may seem overwhelming but it doesn't need to be. There are thousands of gemstones, each with a unique structure, energy, colour and uses. Many ask how to choose the right type of crystal and then select a specific stone.
Start by deciding your goals or intentions. Why do you want a crystal? What do you hope to achieve?
Intuition: Let your intuition guide your way. Trust your intuition. You can never go wrong.
Intention: Decide which area of your life you want to improve, then pick a crystal that resonates with this intention.
Chakra: Choose a crystal that resonates with a chakra.
Astrology: Choose a crystal that resonates with your birth sign.
Dowsing: See Downsing Blog.
Amazonite: The Stone of Hope. Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system.
Amethyst: Stone of the Spirit. Connect to Spirit. A powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Crown Chakra.
Aventurine: Stone of prosperity. Considered the luckiest stone there is. It reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. Promotes compassion and empathy. Encourages perseverance. It stabilises one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity. Aids in seeing alternatives and possibilities. Calms anger and irritation. Promotes feelings of well-being. Aventurine balances male-female energy. It encourages regeneration of the heart. Heart Chakra.
Blood Stone: Bloodstone is an excellent blood cleanser and a powerful healing stone. It heightens intuition and increases creativity. It is grounding and protecting. Bloodstone draws off negative environmental energy, helping to overcome influences such as geopathic or electromagnetic stress. It stimulates dreaming and is a powerful revitaliser. Gives courage and teaches you how to avoid dangerous situations. Bloodstone encourages selflessness and idealism. Assists in acting in the present moment. Bloodstone calms and revitalises the mind, dispels confusion and enhances decision-making. Assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances. Reduces irritability, aggressiveness and impatience.
Celestine / Celestite: Divinity Stone. Enhances spiritual connection and boosts natural intuition. Peaceful, calm energy the Celestine crystal can be great for calming and balancing. Promotes dream recall,. Celestine can also help provide clarity and peace to your body. Water / Emotions.
Clear Quartz: Clear Quartz is known as the "Master Healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralising background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz (Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal) harmonises all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies. All Chakras.
Carnelian: A stabilising stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality. Sacral Chakra.
Citrine: Stone of Optimism. Citrine energises every level of life. It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Enhances concentration and revitalises the mind. It releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias. Emotionally balancing. It has the added benefit of not having to be cleansed or recharged. This crystal also helps to fend off any negative energy that comes your way. Solar Plex Chakra.
Desert Rose: This crystal is sometimes used during meditation as it has been said to be used as an access to past and future live. It can bring mental clarity as well as insight and awareness to the owner of the crystal. Desert Rose is a form of Selenite.
Emerald: Stone of Successful Love. It brings loyalty and provides for domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. . Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart. This crystal can promote focus, clear negativity and encourage loyalty and sensitivity. Heart Chakra.
Hematite: This particular crystal is often used to ground and balance you in your life. It can be the perfect stone to have if you are under stress and need to feel calm and centered. This crystal can also help to clear away any negative feelings which occur from stress or anxiety.
Jade: The Dream Stone (brings insightful dreams) . Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilises the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are.
Obsidian (blk): Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
Rose Quartz: The stone of universal love, self love, emotional love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self forgiveness and acceptance invoking self trust and self worth. This stone is commonly used for attracting and keeping love, as well as protecting relationships. The Rose Quartz can also help to heal your heart from disappointment and pain. Heart Chakra - emotional.
Selenite: Angelic Guidance. Selenite provides for clarity of the mind, expanding ones awareness of the self and of ones surroundings. It opens the crown and higher crown chakras and accesses angelic consciousness and higher guidance. It can be used to access past lives as well as future lives. Selenite is a calming stone that instills deep peace and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work. It assists judgement and insight. It clears confusion and aids in seeing the deeper picture.
Shungite: Touted as the Miracle Stone of the 21st Century, shungite has been around for an estimated 2 billion years, but it wasn’t until the 1996. EMFprotection, purification and detoxification of the body, as well as general healing and emotional well being. Found primarily in Russia
Tiger Eye (gold): A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognising one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energising the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension. This crystal can be used for maintaining and growing wealth.
Tourmaline (blk): Protection. Grounding. Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain. Tourmaline releases tension, making it helpful for spinal adjustments. It balances male-female energy within the body. Enhances energy and removes blockages. Protects against electromagnetic pollution in your environment. Base / Root Chakra.