Types of Healing Crystal Stones: Choosing, Cleansing & Using
Using crystals requires an open-mind and a desire to learn. The outcome will depend on your own approach and technique. Crystals help ground us because they connect us back to the Earth and carry universal consciousness. Many people use specific crystals for specific intentions, whether that intention may be linked to manifestation or to healing, it is up to the user. Everything has a vibration, and cultivating a positive vibration through the use of crystals is a great way to help support you along your own, unique path.
Choosing a Crystal
When choosing a crystal, it is best to allow yourself to observe which one(s) you are drawn to. This is most likely the crystal that you need in your life. When acquiring a new crystal, make sure that you cleanse it by doing one of the following:
- Smudging - rub herbs on your crystal like lavender, sweetgrass, sage, etc.
- Saltwater - soak your crystals in a bowl filled with saltwater
- Natural water reservoir - cleanse your crystals in brooks, rivers, lakes, creeks, or ponds
- Sunlight - energize your crystals in the sunlight during the day
- Moonlight - energize your crystals in the moonlight overnight
By cleansing your crystal you are releasing any negative energy that may be attached to the crystal and setting your own intention for the use of the crystal. If you need more guidance on deciding which crystal is right for you, here are some very popular options with some of their corresponding affirmation and healing properties:
"I am amazing in my own, unique way."
This stone represents balance, helping curb overindulgence and bad habits. A great aid to creativity, it is commonly used by artists, poets, and inventors. It is the most effective crystals for healing people, animals, and plants. It's powers influence the aura, Third Eye, and Crown Chakra. It is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius.
Healing Properties of Amethyst
Amethyst addresses physical issues and ailments relating to the skin, heart, stomach, digestive tract, and blood. It reduces swelling, pain, and bruising. For those who feel overworked, overwhelmed, and stressed, Amethyst helps ease anxieties due to its calming effects on the neural impulses of the brain, that otherwise may lead to headaches, physical tension, hyperactivity, OCD, nightmares, and insomnia. It assists those who use it make better decisions, as it creates understanding and clarity. It helps alleviate feelings of grief after losing and loved one. In business, it brings about intellectual reasoning and reduces the tendency to overspend.
"I welcome abundance into my life by consciously creating space for thoughts of prosperity"
This stone helps bring about new opportunities for success and self-growth by helping to eliminate old, destructive habits and bring about luck and abundance. It is great for providing support and guidance through leadership roles and will make you feel confident in your abilities when in use. It's powers influence the Heart Chakra, bringing about love, healing, and acceptance. It is associated with the astrological sign of Virgo.
Healing Properties of Aventurine
Aventurine addresses physical issues like cardiac conditions, circulatory problems, and low cholesterol. It is also believed to benefit fertility, eyesight, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, and dyspraxia. It assists in healing the adrenals, lungs, thymus gland and the nervous system. It has an anti-inflammatory effect so it helps acne, eczema, and rosacea. Aventurine also provides relief from allergies and migraine headaches. For those experiencing nervousness, anger, and irritation, Aventurine offers more optimistic and calming perspectives.
"I am aligned with my highest truth and speak it forth to the world"
Amazonite is known to be a soothing and calming stone. Often referred to as the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite encourages one to be more introspective and discover one's own truths, move beyond fear of judgement from others, and live a life that feels true to oneself. It's powers influence the Heart and Throat Chakras. Like Aventurine, it is also associated with the astrological sign of Virgo.
Healing Properties of Amazonite
Amazonite urges mental and emotional balance, and transforms anger, worry, fear, and irritability into positivity. It boosts self-esteem and prevents self-neglect. It helps with treating disorders of the nervous system, throat/thyroid issues, calcium deficiencies and neural impulse blockages. It aids in truthful communication and allows for one to set clear boundaries with others. It is also thought to help clear up acne and bring balance to one's sex life.
"I am protected on all levels."
This stone is very powerful, protecting against radiation, environmental pollutants, and negative thinking. Associated with the the Root Chakra and the astrological sign of Capricorn, it is also a very grounding stone. It is commonly used as a shamanic stone, providing protection during rituals.
Healing Properties of Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline addresses physical issues and ailments caused by radiation, physical-protection, heart, electromagnetic-pollution, chemotherapy, arthritis, dyslexia. It is used to alleviate emotional issues such as humility, anxiety, fear, criticism, negativity, stress, and tension.
"I fully embrace my courage, confidence, success and self-worth."
Citrine is a wonderful tool to help cleanse and rejuvenate one's spirit. It is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and the astrological sign of Cancer, and can help bring about a greater sense of confidence when one is experiencing challenges on their life path. It also helps protect accrued wealth and help one overcome fears of responsibility.
Healing Properties of Citrine
Citrine addresses physical issues related to the urinary tract, the kidneys, and the digestive system. It helps relieve constipation and improves the function of the endocrine system. A natural purifier, it can be helpful after use of pharmaceuticals and antibiotics.
"I invoke the Light of the God within. I am a clear and perfect channel. Light is my guide."
Clear Quartz is the most commonly used crystal because its ability to focus, amplify, store, and transform energy makes it widely used in ultrasound devices, radio transmitters, memory chips in computers, watches, microphones. It is also used as a tool to help purify other stones and help set intentions. It is associated with the Crown Chakra and the Gemini zodiac sign.
Healing Properties of Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is incredibly versatile and is often used for healing, meditation, consciousness expansion, communication, and manifestation. It provides one with a boost of energy and helps filter out negativity and protect one's aura. It brings clarity to the mind, helping improve memory and concentration.
"I create myself each day by seeing and embracing my infinite possibility."
Fluorite is often used as a learning and studying tool, as it helps one absorb new information and is even believed to raise one's I.Q. Opening up the mind to new possibilities, Fluorite is a great tool for both aiding with both renewal of self and organization. It is associated with the Crown Chakra and the Pisces zodiac sign.
Healing Properties of Fluorite
Fluorite is excellent for clearing brain fog, confusion, conflicting ideas, and unwanted anxiety. It promotes concentration, improves memorization, and retention. It helps the mind stay focused, clear, and productive. It is said that Fluorite also instills discipline and structure, so its a great tool for helping one stick to their workout regime.
"I observe how the world around me is a mirror of the world within me."
Labradorite is a stone of transformation, providing strength and perseverance through times of change. It promotes psychic abilities and strengthens intuition. When using Labradorite, it enhances one's clairvoyance abilities and assists in communication with higher guides. It is associated with the Throat Chakra.
Healing Properties of Labradorite
Labradorite reduces anti-social, impulsive, and reckless behavior and helps detoxify the effects of alcohol and tobacco. It is beneficial to the lungs helps assist with colds, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems.
"I am nurturing and accept nurturing from others."
Rose Quartz promotes bonding with feminine energy. A stone of love, sensuality and sensuality, it can attract a partner or strengthen a current romantic relationship. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It strengthens empathy and sensitivity. It is associated with the Scorpio zodiac sign and the Heart Chakra.
Healing Properties of Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz aids with proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It helps release impurities and assists in healing the kidneys and adrenals, as well as relieving one of chest and lung problems. It is especially useful in supporting the female reproductive system and helps increase fertility.
"I Am Free."
Turquoise is a great stone for traveling and protection. It is associated with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. It can help one meditate and promotes harmony within the Throat Chakra as well as intuition in the Third Eye Chakra.
Healing Properties of Turquoise
Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, and panic attacks. It helps strengthen the immune system and protects against viral infections. It is also an anti-inflammatory and helps the body detoxify, aiding with digestion and stomach issues. It helps heal lung disorders and soothe allergic reactions. It promotes self-confidence and dissolves self-sabotaging attitudes.
I hope that this post gave you more information regarding crystals and their uses! If you have a favorite crystal that I did not list, I would love to hear about it in the comments below :)