What’s the Deal with Crystals

September 29, 2017 / Wellness Tools

Every wellness blog I look at has something about crystals. They have definitely become a trend lately. So, why are so many people so fond of using crystals in their practice? The answer is that crystals hold properties that can awaken things in the body and mind similar to how scents and herbal treatments can. Their properties are based on the materials from which they are constructed. Each type has a unique effect on the body.


Different Types of Crystals and their Properties  


Agate: Balances your yin-yang energy, stabilizes your aura. Encourages strength and courage. Improves and stimulates creative talents.

Amber: Purifies body, mind, and spirit. Balances electromagnetics of the body and allows energies to flow freely. Provides a positive, soothing energy. Aids in spiritual intellect.

Amethyst: Calming energy. Encourages spirituality and contentment. Stone of stability, strength, and peace. Excellent for meditation. Enhances psychic ability.

Aventurine: Independence, leadership, creativity. Balances male and female energies. Aligns intellectual, physical, emotional, and etheric bodies.

Aquamarine: Courage, intellect, protection. Assists spiritual awareness and awakening.

Azurite: Awakens psychic ability, insight, and intuition. Opens the third eye chakra. Perfect for clearing the mind for meditation.

Amazonite: Balancing energy and harmony; encourages universal love.

Bloodstone: Imparts strength, courage, and the self-confidence needed to succeed in business and legal affairs. Attracts wealth and sexual potency; ensures victory.

Calcite: Energy amplifier, excellent for clearing and cleansing.

Carnelian: A healing stone that counteracts feelings of apathy, fear, and rage. Fosters peace within and without, imparts self-confidence, and inspires verbal and written communication.

Celestite: Excellent stone for dream recall and astral travel.

Chrysocolla:  Strength and balance. Promotes harmony and attunement to the Earth. Purifies one’s environment.

Citrine: Dissipates negative energy. Warmth, joy, and optimism.

Diamond: Purity, perfection, abundance, and inspiration.

Emerald: Loyalty, sensitivity, harmony, and tranquility. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity.

Fluorite: Stability, order, discernment, and concentration. Helps you to understand and retain ideas.

Fucite: Promotes loyalty, emotional sensitivity, harmony, and tranquility. Assists in memory retention and mental clarity. Attracts balance, abundance, and prosperity.

Garnet: Commitment, devotion, love, stability, and order. Balances energy flow.

Hematite: Excellent for the mind, and grounding.

Jade: Harmony, peace, fidelity, and confidence.

Jasper: Protection, awareness, insight, and grounding.

Kunzite: Communication, love, and peace. Protects, and dissolves negativity.

Kyanite:  Tranquility, communication, and psychic awareness. Excellent for meditation and remembering dreams. This stone doesn’t require cleaning or clearing, can align all the chakras.

Labradorite: Represents the light of the universe, extra-terrestrial energy. Intuition and illumination.

Lapis Lazuli: Knowledge, wisdom, perfection, protection, and creative expression.

Lepidolite: Honesty, stability, hope, acceptance. Assists in change and transition. Facilitates astral travel.

Lodestone: Natural magnets; attracts things: good luck, healing, money, love.

Malachite: Transformation and spiritual development. Clears the way to achieve goals.

Moldavite: Clarity and eternity. Extraterrestrial and interdimensional access.

Moonstone: Lunar female energy. Emotional and intuitive. Rhythms, cycles, and destiny.

Obsidian: Dispels negativity. Grounding, healing, protective. Helps one clearly to see one’s flaws and the changes that are necessary.

Onyx: Centering, self-control, and intuitive guidance. Assists in the grieving process.

Opal: Creativity, inspiration, and imagination.

Peridot: Healing and protective. Regulates life cycles. Allows a better understanding of ones life.

Petrified Wood: Grounding; provides strength. Stone of transformation.

Pyrite: Symbol of the sun. Shields from negative energy, protection. Enhances intellect and memory. 

Clear Quartz Crystal: Universal crystal, clarity of consciousness.

Rhodochrosite: Love energy. Excellent stone for balance in all areas.

Rose Quartz: Empowers and attracts the energies of love, happiness, and peace. Encourages healing at all levels.

Ruby: Love, nurturing, spirituality, wealth, and protection.

Ruby Zoisite: Facilitates trance states and a connection to the divine. Facilitates good communication with angels and Divine Beings. Deepens your understanding of the unseen.

Rutilated Quartz: Intensifies energy. Stimulates the brain. Inspiration and clairvoyance.

Sapphire: Beauty and prosperity.

Shiva Lingam: “Crypto Crystalline Quartz,” contains the loftiest vibration of all stones on Earth. Emits a vibration that will purify your temple or home. Represents both the male energy of knowledge and the female energy of wisdom.

Smoky Quartz: Dissolves negativity, grounding, and balancing. Excellent for meditation.

Sodalite: Logic, efficiency, and truthfulness. Enhances group communication.

Sugilite: Spiritual love, perfection, inspiration, and confidence. Alleviates negative/destructive emotions.

Tigereye: Earthy, grounding. Represents sun and earth. Optimism, insight, and personal power.

Topaz: Success, true love, individuality, creativity, and joy.

Tourmaline: Inspiration, understanding, self-confidence, and balancing.

Tourmalinated Quartz: Strength and balancing. 

Turquoise: Spiritual attunement, strength, and grounding. Excellent for astral travel.

Zircon: Virtue, unification, continuity, and purity.


You can use crystals in so many different ways. You can place then around your house to promote certain energies. You can use them in your meditation or even while you’re sleeping. Make sure when you’re using your crystal, you always set an intention. You can do this by holding it in between your eyes and thinking about what you to want to come from your use of the crystal.


Using Crystals in Meditation:

  1. Find a comfortable and quiet seated space.
  2. Have your crystal near you.
  3. Begin to find your meditative breath and close your eyes. When you’re ready, pick up your crystal and hold it comfortably in your hands.
  4. Draw your attention down in onto your crystal and feel it’s energy pulsating in your hands. As you inhale, imagine all the of that crystal’s energy is spiralling around into your body. If it is a chakra stone, imagine that energy is being pulled to the center of that chakra.
  5. As you exhale, imagine that crystal is drawing out all that you don’t need back into it.
  6. Continue to do this for the duration of your meditation.
  7. When you are finished, place the crystal by the window at night so it can recharge from the light of the moon.


Clear or Cleaning your Crystal


There are a few ways you can go about cleaning or clearing your crystal. A popular way is to run your crystal under filtered water and then set it out in the sun or moon light for a few hours. You can also light frankincense or sage to clear the crystal of any bad energy. Setting it near a speaker while soft calm music is playing is another way you can reset the vibration of a crystal.