Because of quartz and other crystals’ unique structural properties, many people believe that when a current or energy is run through a crystal, it resonates at a certain frequency helpful to the body or to a particular emotional or physical condition. It is also believed that crystals can retain energies or ‘programs’ to help a person with their healing.
For example, rose quartz is often used to help with the heart chakra or heart center of the body since its atomic structure and resonating quality is close to that of the heart area of the body, whereas clear quartz resonates more closely with the frequencies of the higher brain, or crown chakra.
How to pick a crystal for yourself
To begin bringing crystals into your life, find a crystal store in your area. Then just start to look around and see which crystals you are most drawn to. You may pick more than one. Or you can look in the descriptions below to see what healing attributes you most need right now. Pick a rose quartz to attract love into your life. Pick a citrine to attract abundance etc. Once you picked a crystal, carry it around with you in your pocket or purse or simply display it on a shelf or windowsill. Feel the love!
How to use crystals
You can use crystals to hold energy in a room, help pick yourself up, and help others who need an energy shift. You can also use different crystals for the individual chakras, or energy centers and practice chakra balancing.
It can be helpful to hold a crystal when meditating or seeking inspiration for a project, or solving a problem. You can also simply wear crystals as jewelry as a bracelet or pendant. That is the easiest way of benefiting from the wonderful energy of these gem stones.
You may already be using crystals in your kitchen if you have granite counter tops. They are beautiful of course, but emit a measurable piezoelectric field which relaxes and restores us.
Amazonite: pacifies, soothes, harmonizes. Balances energies, especially male/female. Helps one attune to spiritual dimension.
Agate: is a stone of balance, precision, perception and eliminates negativity.
Amber helps remove energy blockages, strengthens physical body. Amber is excellent for enhancing altered states of consciousness.
Amethyst: Physical representative of the Violet Ray. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Sedative, protective. Enhances feeling of contentment, and a connection to one’s spirituality. Stone of peace and strength. Activates crown chakra.
Aquamarine: embodies courage and protection. Aquamarine also stimulates intellect and spiritual awareness.
Aventurine: embodies creativity, leadership and balance of male-female energies.
Bloodstone: stone of courage. Centering, grounding. Helps one overcome distress and anxiety.
Citrine: is one of the few stones which dissipates negative energy, and never requires cleansing or clearing. Warm energy, promotes optimism. Also attracts abundance, and is known as a “merchants’ stone,” to be placed in cash register or where one conducts business, to not only acquire positive wealth but to maintain it as well. Activates third chakra. Enhances body’s healing energy. Good for mental focus, endurance, and self-esteem.
Emerald: Loyalty, sensitivity, stone of “successful love” and domestic bliss. Enhances memory and mental capacity. Eliminates negativity, and allows one to focus. Brings harmony to all aspects of life. Can help to maintain rhythmic breathing during meditative state.
Fluorite: offers a stabilizing energy, facilitating order, balance, and healing. Excellent for clarity of mind, objectivity, concentration, and meditation. Fluorite aids in grasping higher, more abstract concepts, and to be discerning as to the truth or reality of a given situation. Balances and cleanses intellectual and physical bodies. Strengthens bones and teeth, and is used for dispelling illness in its early stages.
Garnet: is the stone of health, commitment, devotion, and passion. Stimulates Kundalini, assists in flow of energy.
Hematite: enhances mental activity. Balances yin/yang energies and emotions. Dissolves negativity. Grounding.
Iron Pyrite: Stone of protection. Wards off negative energy and physical danger. Stimulates intellect, enhances memory.
Jade: is a wonderful balancing stone. It is considered to be a lucky stone that offers good health, wealth, and love. Jade can help you realize your full potential and attain purposeful goals. Jade also helps lift stuffed-down emotional issues and bring them to light for resolution. Jade can be used as a dream-enhancer by slipping a chunk of it under your pillow or inside your pillow case while sleeping. Keep a small chunk of jade inside a box or bowl where you empty your pockets into at the end of the day. Mingling jade with coins attracts more abundance.
Lapis Lazuli: is a stone for acquiring wisdom, esoteric knowledge. Connection between the physical and celestial. Awareness, attunement, intuition and psychic ability. Stone of protection.
Moonstone: Balancing, intuition, discernment. Feminine, lunar energy. Good for female reproductive system. Also has been used for protection during travel, and to bring good fortune.
Clear Quartz: is the universal stone. Everyone should have one! It corresponds to all zodiac signs, and is a pure and powerful energy source. It receives, activates, stores, transmits, and amplifies energy. Stimulates brain functions and activates all levels of consciousness. Excellent for meditation. Brings harmony to the soul.
Rhodonite: is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhodonite grounds energy and aids in achieving one’s highest potential. It heals emotional shock and panic. Rhodonite aids in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency and abuse. It encourages self-love and forgiveness. Promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds confidence and alleviates confusion.
Rose Quartz: is the love stone! Adds positive love energy to relationships. Compassion and forgiveness. Calming, helps clear stored anger, resentment, jealousy, fears. Replaces negativity with harmony. Helps to balance upper four chakras and eases sexual/emotional imbalances. Enhances self-confidence and creativity. Aids kidneys and circulatory system, promotes release of impurities.
Sapphire: Joy, peace, beauty, intuition. Known as a stone of “prosperity.” Supports the fulfillment of dreams and desires of the consciousness.
Tiger Eye: Grounding, balancing, earthy. Promotes optimism, psychic ability and intuition. Stimulates awareness and understanding. Use it to attract and maintain wealth.
Turquoise: Communication, protection, grounding. Spirituality, connection between physical and spiritual planes.
Thanks to The Daily Goddess for this article