TOP HEALING CRYSTALS & THEIR PROPERTIES
Everything on earth is comprised of energy – and rocks, gems, and crystals are no different. They are each made up of tiny crystals in specific molecular structures that are constantly in motion, which also causes each stone and crystal to emit a unique vibration and signature energy field. Our planet contains over 5000 identified minerals, with hundreds
1. Selenite: The Master
Named after Selene, mythical goddess of the moon, Selenite is a no fuss crystal famed for its powerful and wide ranging cleansing abilities. This is the ultimate crystal for easily cleansing and clearing energies and auras. Try keeping a piece of Selenite near your front door for a quick energy rinse when you return home at the end of a long day: simply wave the Selenite over your body and it will clear any negative energy that you may have come into contact with throughout the day. This is one of the only healing crystals that does not need to be charged and can actually be used to cleanse and recharge other crystals. It is the most abundant crystal and is found in ancient evaporated salt lakes and seas.
Metaphysical healing properties: Selenite is a conduit to the highest level of conscious and all that is infinite – spirit guides, the universe, and intuition. It brings the spirit world to earth and reminds us where we come from, and where we are going after this life.
Physical healing properties: Known for its master healing properties, there isn’t much that selenite can’t be used for. Meditating on the desired outcome and carrying the stone with you can help to bring great healing and inner peace.
2. Moonstone: The Stabilizer
Deeply linked to the feminine and the moon, moonstone is a perfect stone to gracefully create harmony within and strengthen intuition. Moonstone connects us to deeper truths and welcomes you to step into the unknown. A stone of the divine feminine, moonstone swirls with the magic of wise old women, fertile mothers, ethereal goddesses and mystical magic. It acts as a soothing companion for when hormones are heightened and awakens radiant and empowered femininity. Don't forget to bring your Moonstone out on new and full moon nights for extra potent manifesting.
Metaphysical healing properties: Moonstone can open you up to other worlds and the universe at large. It can also be used to combat materialism and manage the ego.
Physical healing properties: Moonstone can be used to aid the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity, water retention, hormonal problems, menstrual problems.
3. Aventurine: The Stone of Opportunity
Known for amplifying luck, prosperity and abundance, aventurine is a variety of quartz, this stone attracts luck and assists in the successful application of new opportunities. To access the positive energy of Aventurine, sit quietly with the stone in your hand for 20 minutes. Let the gentle and supportive Aventurine healing properties flow through your chakras, which helps promote harmony and balance while clearing away toxic emotions.
Metaphysical healing properties: Associated with the Heart Chakra, aventurine can create a sense of general well-being and emotional calm. It harmonizes the mental, physical and emotional bodies and sustains balance.
Physical healing properties: Aventurine is supportive of the heart, blood, and energy circulation, and can help speed up the recovery time from an injury, illness, or surgery.
4. CLEAR Quartz: The Spirit Stone
Revered as a powerful tool of transformative magic since time began, Clear Quartz lightens up, brightens up, and powers up our lives with it's magical energy. Quartz is a master healer, energy transmitter and connector to the higher consciousness. Easily programmable as a personal magic tool whilst also amplifying the energy of other crystals.
Metaphysical healing properties: This particular crystal contains the entire color spectrum, and can be used to amplify desires and manifestations from the spirit world to the physical world. Meditate with crystal quartz and “program” the crystal with your intentions. You can then wear or carry your crystal with you to raise your vibration and increase the manifestations of your desires.
Physical healing properties: Crystal quartz is a master healer and is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, and increase the flow of energy in the body.
5. Citrine: The Money Stone
Citrine is sunshine encapsulated in a crystal, powering up your solar plexus chakra and helping you manifest your wildest dreams into reality. Citrine is a classic stone of prosperity and luck, and a must have for work spaces and offices to keep creative ideas flowing.
Metaphysical healing properties: Carry this stone with you to the bank, to business meetings involving finances, or place citrine on your desk and gaze at it while you work. Citrine can help you attract abundance and financial wealth and stability.
Physical healing properties: Citrine is known to stimulate the metabolism, and aid in digestion and nausea. It can also be used to strengthen nerve impulses, helping the brain fire more rapidly and sharply.
6. Agate: Stone of Inner Stability
This varied stone can be found in nearly all colors with seemingly endless types of striations. From clear transparent, to colored and wildly banded, agate embodies our inner world and all its states. Agate is a stone to keep close whenever you feel vulnerable or in need of extra protection both physically and emotionally. Agate with its mix of bright colours and opaque bands, reminds us that being a true magic maker requires stepping bravely into both situations - the light and the dark - and will help support and protect you along the many turns in your journey.
Metaphysical healing properties: Agate raises self-awareness, stabilizes the aura (in all its colours), transforms negative energy, and is a powerful conduit of spirit. Use this stone to heal anger, emotional instability, and lack of self worth.
Physical healing properties: Known to improve mental function by improving clarity of thought, agate is a wonderful stone to use before an important test, when writing, or when gathering thoughts for a meaningful conversation with someone you love and wish to communicate clearly with.
7. Tourmaline: The Grounding Stone
The preferred talisman of protection, tourmaline is used as a psychic shield to ground your energy and combat the entry of negative entities in your energy field. This crystal is a must have for its ability to keep you anchored in this physical reality. It is important for balancing heady vibes generated by other crystals, keep one nearby for continuous grounding and recharging. Carry one with you for constant protection, putting one in your car will keep you safe on the road.
Metaphysical healing properties: Although tourmaline is black as night, it can be used to ward off negative energies, raise your vibration, and usher you into the light. Black absorbs light, as this stone acts as a sponge for harmful or dark energies. It encourages you to remain radiant during dark times.
Physical healing properties: Use tourmaline to ease pain in the joints and to assist in realigning the spine. It can also be used to strengthen the immune system, heart and adrenal glands – easing stress and releasing tension.
8. Rose Quartz: The Love Stone
The classic love crystal, rose quartz heals the heart, attracts new love, encourages self love and opens the heart for forgiveness, compassion and love. It is one of the most nurturing crystals in the crystal kingdom. It is the crystal of Venus, of love and beauty, try adding rose quartz to your bath to transform your bath into a love-filled healing ritual.
Metaphysical healing properties: A wonderful stone to invite love, assist in giving love and even attract your soulmate, rose quartz is all about the heart. Wear or carry rose quartz to open yourself up to finding love if you’re single, and to deepen and nurture your love if you’re in a relationship.
Physical healing properties: Centered around the heart chakra, rose quartz can be used for deep emotional healing and release, and has been known to improve circulation and lower blood pressure. It can also be used to ease palpitations or skipped beats, and release tension.
9. Turquoise: The Stone of Protection
Turquoise is protective and healing, and long beloved by indigenous cultures. Native Americans see turquoise as a representation of the earths consciousness, bridging heaven and earth. It is a stone of folklore, wisdom and natural magic. It magnifies the connection to your own indigenous histories, whilst acting as a form of protection, shielding and strengthening as you walk.
Metaphysical healing properties: Turquoise strengthens the meridians in the body and supports intuition and meditation. Because of its blue hue, it is also associated with the Throat Chakra which supports clear communication. Carry turquoise with you as a talisman of protection and to channel the ancient wisdom it emits.
Physical healing properties: Assisting in problems of the brain, neck, ears, and throat, turquoise is very much associated with the psychic realm, making it a great stone to clear blockages and support the healthy flow of energy within the entire body.
10. Fluorite: The Stone of Positivity
This crystal is perhaps one of the most underrated but also one of the most powerful. This stone is known to quite literally suck negative energy and low vibrations from a space or your body, and create room for the light to shine in. Found in multiple color variations, fluorite is a truly magical crystal. Fluorite is a crystal of focus, clear thinking and inspiration. It helps to decrease inflammation in both the mind and the body.
Metaphysical healing properties: Used for auric protection, to raise your vibration, alchemise negative energy, and calming a chaotic mind. Rainbow fluorite is most known to stabilize the mind and amplify psychic connection and heighten intuitive powers.
Physical healing properties: This dynamic stone can be used when studying to clear the mind and sharpen focus. It can also be used to alleviate inflammation in the body and dissipate cold symptoms.
11. Lapis Lazuli: The Stone of Truth
This beautiful, blue crystal is one of the most vibrant, ancient, and sought after on earth. Lapis forces you to put down your security blanket of your stories, it asks you to do the hard work of transcending, reminding you that the past doesn't actually exist and empowers you to take responsibility for your own choices. It helps to integrate wisdom from past experiences and past lives, it will help you to be real, honest and authentic.
Metaphysical healing properties: Lapis Lazuli activates the ethereal upper chakras and empowers the Throat Chakra for clear communication and ease of expressing one’s ideas. This intriguing stone promotes inner observation and truth as it assists in the discovery and representation of the spirit realm.
Physical healing properties: Use this powerful stone to support and help heal the throat, larynx, and vocal cords. Due to its strong ties to the brain, it is believed to ease Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) by helping the mind to focus and let go of unnecessary thoughts.
12. Hematite: The Grounding Stone
We are each encased in our own personal magnetic sphere, similar to the magnetic field encompassing our planet. Hematite is an iron based mineral with magnetic properties and is extremely powerful for recharging your personal energy grid. It will help to anchor you in the present moment and is a perfect stone for those who get stuck in the past or the future. Adding Hematite to your bath by your feet will help you to recenter and relax at the end of a long day.
Metaphysical healing properties: Hematite is connected to the Root Chakra and has a profoundly grounding energy that reminds us of our human existence.
Physical healing properties: The iron found in hematite can help us cleanse the blood, improve circulation, manage an irregular menstrual flow, and support a healthy heart. It can also be used to alleviate stress and anxiety, and calm the nervous system.
13. Jade: The Dream Stone
Jade is a classic stone of abundance and wealth, but what most people don't know is that Jade actually consists of two minerals Jadeite and Nephrite. It is a crystal for getting to know yourself, an important factor behind its legacy of luck and success. Because when you know yourself - when you get really clear and honest about who you are and why you came here - you can't help but to focus your time and energy on things that are in natural alignment with your gifts and skills. Which leads to success and luck in the material world as well as a deep, fulfilling sense of prosperity.
Metaphysical healing properties: This stone is also connected to the heart and helps us accept truth, express love (to self and others), and assists in accessing shamanic realms in the dream state.
Physical healing properties: With its association to the heart, Jade is good for filtering toxins and cleansing the body as a whole through the blood. It can also be used to ease joint pain and speed up the healing process after a surgery.
14. Amethyst: The Manifestation Stone
Amethyst is a stone of transformation and enlightenment treasured by many crystal lovers. It reminds us to always treat our body and mind as sacred and powerfully cleanses the body. Amethyst creates an ultraviolet bubble of protective light around people and spaces and is very helpful for insomnia. A stone of transcendence, Amethyst heightens psychic powers and will strengthen your connection to all things mystical and magical.
Metaphysical healing properties: Connect to your heart’s desires and life’s purpose with amethyst. This powerful crystal is associated with the upper chakras, helping us bring the ethereal realm to the physical plane. This includes bringing our earthly dreams to life.
Physical healing properties: Use amethyst to boost the sympathetic nervous system, balance hormones, relieve headaches, ease neck tension, and treating insomnia. Place amethyst under your pillow at night to sleep deeply and wake rested, ready to create and manifest.
15. Kyanite: The Stone of Emotion
Blue Kyanite cleanses and opens your throat chakra, cutting through communication fears and blockages to help you bravely share your truth from an ego-less honest place. Forming in unique, striated crystal blades, Kyanite works like an energy antennae, flowing negative energy out and away from your body and aura whilst filtering positive energy back into your personal space. Keep a piece in your pocket when you are dealing with something challenging for inspiration and efficiency.
Metaphysical healing properties: Psychic abilities can be enhanced with Kyanite as it deepens meditation and opens channels to the spirit realm.
Physical healing properties: Kyanite is wonderful to help heal any pain in the throat and improve communication. It can also be used to ease headaches, eye pain from looking at a computer, and tension at the brow.
16. Obsidian: The Mirror Stone
Formed by powerful volcanic eruptions, Black Obsidian is a stone of protection and divination. Obsidian isn't technically a mineral as it is formed too quickly to create an internal crystalline structure. This gives Obsidian an unusual vibration, unique with the crystal kingdom. The best thing obsidian can do is energy deflection, it wraps an impenetrable shield around you, making it a valuable stone for sensitive souls. An obsidian shield is useful for protection in circumstances that can overwhelm your nervous system such as large crowds. But this isn't a crystal to take with you to social gatherings as it will keep you from connecting with others. It is mainly used as a crystal of divination - the mystical art of seeing into the future.
Metaphysical healing properties: Obsidian use dates back to the stone age and its spiritual qualities have been known to allow sight into other worlds, into the soul itself, and into realms not accessible from earth, to gain wisdom and knowledge.
Physical healing properties: Use obsidian to relieve emotional distress that has long been buried, ignored, or even wiped from memory. It can also be used to ease stress and anxiety associated with emotional trauma.
17. Blue Topaz: The Stone of Creativity
The bright blue color of topaz reflects the mind and our potential for creativity. It can help stimulate the mind to learn more quickly and retain information that can be drawn upon for years to come. It is also useful in firing up creativity and opening the mind to new ideas.
Metaphysical healing properties: As topaz is a stone of the mind, it is great for connecting to one’s angels, spirit guides, and passed loved ones. Use topaz to expand the mind, open the soul, and align with the spirit realm.
Physical healing properties: Topaz has long been known to assist with mental illness, diseases of the eyes, dimness in sight, and to restore loss of taste.
18. Opal: The Eye Stone
This brilliant and colourful stone appears to be on fire with a rainbow spectrum of electric colors when moved in the light. It is associated with the eye as it is so pleasing to look at, and associated with the Third Eye Chakra. Opal inspires optimism, happiness, appreciation, and a general sense of well-being. There are over ten different types of opal, all originating from different parts of the world with slightly different properties.
Metaphysical healing properties: Opal acts as a prism of the entire aura, and brings in the entire spectrum of light to the spiritual and energy body. It can amplify a vibrant energy in the soul that is not commonly seen from other stones. Use opal to awaken psychic and mystical qualities, and as a vehicle to connect with ancient spiritual realms. Physical healing properties: As the stone of the eye, opal can be used to help support the health of eyes and improve vision. It can also stimulate memory and stabilize neurotransmitter disturbances.
19. Amazonite: Stone of Courage
Amazonite encourages you in your quiet to be a brave and fearless truth teller. Amazonite is a stone of flow, strength and adventure. An essential crystal for social media experts who feel led to inspire and uplift. Amazonite will guide you to bravely post and share from your higher self for a light filled social media presence.
Metaphysical healing properties: Used to balance and cleanse the chakras, amazonite can soothe emotional trauma stored in the body and help prevent the manifestation of this trauma into a physical illness. It is also useful for harmonizing the relationship between intellect and intuition for a healthy balance that this grounded and enlightened. Physical healing properties: Typically used for general well-being, amazonite is beneficial to the entire body. Use it more specifically to to soothe rashes, clear acne, and prevent infection to wounds.
20. Garnet: The Stone of Health and Creativity
Garnets are stones of sensuality and earthiness. This crystal is all about generating passion: passionate creativity, passionate sensuality, passionate living. It's important to have the grounding of a safe space n order to bravely explore unknown ideas and uncharted passions, and Garnet makes an ideal adventure partner as it helps you keep boundaries firmly established and respected while also removing inhibitions and blockages.
Metaphysical healing properties: Garnet helps to remove inhibitions and taboos, and allows the mind to think freely and creatively. It invites the spirit to participate in the physical realm, and opens the channels of communication and creativity with the inner self for outward expression. Physical healing properties: Known to stimulate the metabolism, garnet is a wonderful stone to get things in the body moving.
These top 20 crystals are a good starting point for many beginners to study and purchase to start their crystal collection. The amount of gems and minerals that planet earth produces is endless, I have been studying crystals for nearly 8 years now and I am still learning new ones which surface each year. Many people believe that the earth produces these crystals as and when they are needed.
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