Crystal healing seems to be gaining in popularity and prominence just now, but have you ever wondered how a seemingly inert piece of rock can actually benefit you?
All things in the known universe are constantly in a state of motion. The atoms and molecules, from which all things, both organic and non-living are made, are vibrating and moving at all times. The human body is no exception to this and the different areas of our physical forms vibrate at different frequencies. Our thoughts and feelings also produce vibrations, or energy, and when we bring something into our physical or emotional space that resonates with a similar vibration we can access our own body’s healing abilities much more strongly and efficiently.
Gemstones, crystals and minerals carry their own vibrational frequencies and these can range from very powerful or “heavy” to light, smooth and gentle resonances. It is this vibration which gives each crystal its own unique properties and the potential for healing.
When choosing crystals for your collection, or purchasing jewelry made with gemstones, it is important to listen to your intuition and trust your instincts. No matter what your intention or desire you will find the perfect stones for you if you take your time and choose according to your needs at the time.
Below you will find a description of the health and metaphysical benefits of 7 of the most accessible and popular stones.
Moldavite is believed to encourage a huge rush of energy when held during a healing meditation or session. Rather than healing individual conditions, the energies of Moldavite work to make us aware of the underlying or root causes of physical discomfort. We are then able to address the emotional imbalances that may be responsible, and begin to allow the body to heal as a result.
This stone is often called a “new age” stone because of its extra-terrestrial origins. When it comes to mental and emotional health, moldavite is especially powerful when used to heal the Heart chakra. Its vibration can clear any blockages we may have in our heart center, whether these are caused by trauma, abuse or deep-rooted childhood experiences around love.
Moldavite is good for unresolved issues of anger and resentment and its vibration can begin to shift these emotions into a more accessible part of our awareness so that we can release them safely, for the benefit of ourselves and others.
Moldavite has a strong vibrational frequency for attracting abundance, including money. To use it in this way, combine it in a healing grid or mandala for manifesting wealth and leave it up for 7 days. Each day, meditate with the pattern and set your firm, clear intentions to heal your financial life. When you dismantle the mandala remember to give thanks for all the abundance you already have in your life.
To attract an abundance of love into your life wear moldavite near to your heart center. Moldavite has been used since the Stone Age as a good luck talisman for good fortune and fertility.
This wonderful, versatile crystal has many benefits for the physical body. It is said to balance the production of hormones and the endocrine system as well as giving a welcome boost to the immune system. It can reduce headaches and release tension, soothe bruises and treat hearing disorders. It is also known for its soothing effect on the digestive system and for encouraging efficient absorption of water.
Amethyst can bring comfort and healing to anyone suffering from anxiety or depression. At a subtle level, amethyst acts to integrate the physical, spiritual and emotional bodies, thus enabling us to access the wisdom of the Universe when dealing with our emotional traumas. It provides insight into the causes of emotional discomfort as well as acting to cleanse the spiritual body of negative influences.
Citrine is a warming stone and is especially beneficial for conditions of the kidney, bladder, spleen and pancreas. It can help to alleviate the symptoms of PMS and other hormonal imbalances as well as being an excellent cleanser of the blood. It is energizing and strengthening, making is particularly useful for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.
The sunny, optimistic and positive vibration of citrine make it ideal for uplifting the spirits and helping to overcome pessimistic or gloomy attitudes and thoughts. It is a very creative stone which also means that it encourages us to express ourselves in ways that make us feel good. It promotes inner calm and helps us to overcome fears and phobias, as well as amplifying our mental and intellectual abilities.
Citrine is one of the very best stones to choose for bringing in financial luck, abundance and health. It was often referred to as the “merchant’s stone” because of its affinity with success in all matters concerned with the making, and keeping, of money. Carry a piece of this stone in your purse or wallet at all times to ensure that you always have enough money for your needs.
Love and Luck
Citrine brings monetary luck to all who wear or carry it. As a love stone citrine is most useful when employed as an enhancer or amplifier stone. Bring some fun into your love life with citrine.
Also known as Iron Pyrites, pyrite carries a powerful vibration that is closely aligned with the physical health of our bones, and all of the main bodily systems. It supports a healthy blood circulation, ensures the delivery of oxygenated blood to all of the cells of the body. It is especially good for supporting the function of the lungs and the respiratory system and can help to alleviate asthma and bronchitis.
The emotional energy of this heavy, solid stone is both powerful and grounding. It can bring a sense of perspective to situations where those concerned are falling into drama and unnecessary confrontation. It can also help anyone suffering from generalized anxiety disorder by gently removing and transmuting negative energies from the aura and replacing them with a more positive and hopeful outlook.
The nickname for this stone is “fool’s gold” because of its initial resemblance to the precious metal. It has a luxurious sheen a very positive vibration. It also has the qualities required to inspire creative thinking in business affairs, making it very useful for anyone considering beginning a new financial venture. Pyrite also promotes diplomacy and can be called upon to help tricky negotiations go smoothly.
Pyrite is a stone of abundant energy and simply requires the user to channel that vibration into what they really want from life. If this is a new love, try placing a piece of this stone in the relationship corner of your home or bedroom.
The green, blue and turquoise hues of this beautiful stone alert us to the fact that its healing properties are largely concentrated around conditions that affect the temperature of the body. Thus it is a strengthening stone for the immune system and is especially helpful in bringing down fevers caused by throat, lung or gum infections. It is also believed to help treat arthritis, cramps and muscle spasms.
Chrysocolla has a very calming energy and is an excellent choice for a chakra balance or healing session. Its tranquil vibration allows negative vibrations to dissipate and positive energies to enter the entire chakra system. This crystal is also very helpful for those who find it difficult to communicate their feelings to others. It will give you the strength and courage needed to speak out when necessary and also to articulate your feelings within a love relationship so that your needs can be met.
If you wish to use chrysocolla as wealth stone it is best employed as a way to open up communication around money. It can help you to find the confidence you need to insist that you are given your due for the work that you do, and to consolidate your own belief in your own value.
Chrysocolla is a psychological protective stone that enhances personal power and promotes creativity. It will bring luck in the areas of new beginnings and boosts self-confidence in the diffident and shy.
These crystals are believed to be a particularly powerful form of quartz originating from the legendary island of Lemuria, which is said to have existed millions of years ago. As with all forms of quartz, this stone is known as Universal healer. It is good for cleansing and clearing all forms of negative energy that may be manifesting as physical discomfort or dis-ease within the body.
Lemurian seed quartz is said to carry the vibration of divinely inspired wisdom and knowledge. It is a good choice for healing any forms of mood related disorders, including manic depression, anxiety and depression. It is a powerful cleanser and can clear negative energies and vibrations from the mind and heart if you relax and call upon it to help you to release blockages and fears from your energy field.
The best specimens of this stone to use to attract wealth and abundance into your life are the clusters consisting of one large stone with several small ones around the base. Any quartz that is diamond shaped will carry a vibration of attraction and abundance and can be placed in the wealth corner of the home or workplace.
Using this crystal as a love stone is especially powerful as long as your recognize its reflective abilities. It will amplify the thoughts and messages you send out and reflect them back to you from another.
On an emotional level, blue lace agate helps to counteract the repression and suppression of feelings that stem from fears of being judged or rejected. It can gently dissolve such fears and encourage a new way of expressing yourself. It also helps to neutralize feelings of anger, resentment and bitterness, especially if the seeds of these feelings were sown in childhood and not fully expressed or exorcised at the time.
Blue lace agate is not traditionally associated with the acquisition of an abundance of wealth. It is more suited to use as a communication enhancer when matters of a financial nature need to be discussed openly and honestly.
Blue lace agate is believed to be a good luck stone for budding artists and writers. It is also a talisman for actors and anyone involved in the communicative arts. As a love stone blue lace agate can clear the way for productive and honest communication of feelings, needs and desires.