Crystals are said to absorb and emit energy like any other element associated with our planet. The magnitude, however, of absorbing or emitting energy waves seems to be higher in case of crystals as compared to other elements. This is why crystals are used in all forms of healing. These colorful tumbled stones / rocks / clusters channel energy from the cosmos (through the healer) in to the sick person with greater ease. A dowsing pendulum where a crystal is used to detect energy flow is a proof of hidden power that a crystal wields. Crystals are used for varied purposes some of which are illustrated as below:
Crystals for healing
Red Zincite / Red Jasper / Garnet – Root Chakra
Garnet’s frequency of vibration pulls energy into the Root Chakra to provide energetic support to the rest of the body. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Stimulates past-life recall. Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence.
Orange Calcite or Carnelian – Sacral Chakra
Orange Calcite can be used to channel positive energy in a way that it resolves issues relating to sexuality and creativity. It has strong energizing and cleansing properties and helps in balancing emotions, removing fear, overcoming depression and diluting problems that prevent a person from reaching his maximum potential.
Carnelian helps in stimulating creativity. It seems to have a clearing effect, dispelling negative energies as it replaces them with positive ones. This can make it easier to find direction, and its grounding effects can make it easier for an individual to feel in control of his life. This makes carnelian a good stone for people who feel like they are going nowhere. Carnelian balances creative and organizational abilities, opens doors and creates a need to follow through plans.
Citrine / Yellow Jasper – Solar Plexus
Opens the mind to new thoughts and promotes clarity of thought. Can help the endocrine and digestive system (including constipation and diabetes), cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Has the power to calm and soothe distressed conditions. It helps eliminating depression. Gives joy and love to the owner. It helps attract abundance. Known as the lucky “Merchants Stone”, it has money energies.
Rose Quartz / Green Aventurine – Heart Chakra
rose-quartz-greenAttracts abundance and brings good luck and money, joy, balance and clarity. Helps release anxieties and fears. Ability to ground an individual emotionally, therefore allowing fear free thoughts. Universal love, truth and prosperity. It protects the heart and working with spirit guides. Helps emotional blockage. Enhances creativity, career success, prosperity, and independence. Helps fevers, inflammation, nervous system, migraines, eyesight disorders, hair growth, adrenal glands, muscular system, abnormal blood pressure, heart ailments and the lungs.
Sodalite / Blue Calcite / Acquamarine – Throat Chakra
blue-calsiteAcquamarime is a soothing & calm stone, alleviating phobias and fears. Helps to be in touch with the spirit body and is used in deep meditations. It helps the judgmental ones in becoming more tolerant of others, instills great peace and serenity. Helps reduce fluid retention, calming the nerves, eyesight problems, coughs, thymus gland, liver, swollen glands, neck, ears, jaw, toothaches, and stomach problems. Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and competence. Helpful for working in groups by stimulating thought and protecting against negative energies. Takes care of problems relating to communication. A stone of truth, it can help end arguments or other disagreements. Useful for honesty of emotions. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual. Associated with the thyroid, it can help in losing a few pounds. Beneficial for the glands, digestive system, relieving insomnia, and decreasing calcium deficiency. Associated with the throat chakra.
Amethyst – Third eye
amethyst-third-eyeAn extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It’s one of the most sought after spiritual stones and intensifies love of the divine, selflessness & spiritual wisdom. It activates the Third eye Chakra. It facilitates out of body experiences and intuitive dreams. Amethyst aids in headaches, insomnia, alcohol recovery, blood, pain, stress, tension, bruising, injuries, skin, respiratory, intestinal disorders. It cleanses the aura.
Clear Quartz – Crown Chakra
crownQuartz in any form is a powerful stone. It can store energy, amplify it, focus it, transmit it, transform it, balance it and absorb it. Clear Quartz is known as the Master Healer. It has an organizing and harmonizing effect on all parts of the body. When attuned to the person requiring healing, it can act at a very deep vibrational level bringing the body, subtle bodies and aura back into balance. It has a similar vibration as humans. Speeds up healing, fortifies the nerves, balances the two halves of the brain and stimulates glandular activity. Effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, depression, bone ailments and gastrointestinal troubles. Improves mental and physical stamina. Associated with the crown chakra, but is also effectively used to energize all of the chakras.