Rose Quartz

-Rose Quartz comforts and heals any wounds the heart has suffered, penetrating the inner chambers of the Heart Chakra where emotional experiences are recorded and stored. It dissolves the sorrows, worries, fears and resentments suppressing the heart's ability to give and receive love, and replaces it with healing, comfort and inner nourishment

Ruby

Individuals born in July are associated with the Ruby gemstone, a stone which represents love, health, and wisdom.

It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. Ruby is also believed to amplify energy, heighten awareness, promote courage, and bring success in wealth, love, and battle.

The July birthstone, ruby, is also associated with:

  • Devotion, integrity, courage and happiness
  • Vitality, confidence and strength
  • Used to enhance energy, generosity and to bring success

Rose Quartz

Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of ones life to a more desirable state.  In Rose Aura Quartz, the strong passion and power of Red is toned down to subtler, feminine aspects. This is the colour ray of determination, commitment, and caring. Simply, pink is love. Also, rose is a soothing colour, useful to calm feelings of anger or resentment. Rose is a comfort colour that can aid efforts to meditate. Rose is the colour of new love, new romance, and new relationships. It is particularly powerful in Seeker crystals such as this one.

Rhodonite

<3 A Crystal Intention <3

Crystals can be quickly and easily programmed with a specific intention or purpose. For example, Rhodonite is a fantastic stone for new beginnings. To start a new routine in the new year, simply reach for a piece of Rhodonite and hold it in your hands. Close your eyes and think about exactly what you’d like to do differently in the new year. Visualize it in great detail: is it going to be quitting a bad habit, read more books?

See it as clearly as possible, as if you can see it playing like a movie in your mind’s eye. Once you’ve been able to visualize this new routine, hold the crystal over your heart for a moment to show your gratitude to the stone. Your stone has now been imprinted, or programmed, with the information from your visualization.
Once you’ve programmed your stone, simply carry it with you, in your purse, pocket, or handbag. Any time you feel yourself begin to stray from your new routine, just reach for your stone for a bit of support and a reminder of that good feeling you had during your visualization. This will help ensure that your good intentions for creating new beginnings keep their momentum the whole year through.

Since you’ll be carrying your stone throughout the day, you’ll need to be sure to cleanse it frequently. One of the simplest methods of cleansing is to smudge your stones. You can cleanse a single stone by passing it through the smoke of burning herbs like sage, cedar, or palo santo. Similarly, you can cleanse a group of crystals by wafting a burning sage wand over the entire group of stones. A great alternative method to cleanse your stones is to ring a bell or sound a chime near your crystal.

Chrysoprase

Known as the stone of courage, this is a stone we can hardly forego. Without courage to assist us, there is not much hope to achieve any project. Learn to love your challenges. The elemental effect of Chrysoprase includes strengthening and inspiration.

Chrysoprase is a talisman of growth and development. It is a natural birthstone of those born between May 21 and Jun 20. It is is a primary meditation aid when resolving affairs of the heart. 

Chrysoprase bestows trust and a feeling of security. It helps us become independent of others and be content with ourselves. This reduces jealousy and heartache and also helps with sexual problems.

Serpentine


Excellent for deepening meditation, clearing your energy centres (chakras) and detoxifying your thoughts

Yin and Yang

The Yin and Yang in Ancient Chinese culture is the understanding of how things work. Their belief is that everyone contains both Yin and Yang and that we need to strive to keep them both in balance. Yin represents femininity, Earth, water, passiveness, coldness, intuition, and darkness. Yang represents masculinity, Heaven, fire, activity, heat and light. Neither is considered good or bad and they cannot exist without each other.

A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress. Black Onyx fosters wise decision making.

Use Black Onyx for working with the Root Chakra, for grounding, and to help realize material goals. Black Onyx is a good stone for anyone with a strong presence of Saturn in his/her natal chart. This is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.

White Aventurine is a mirror to the soul. The Mica inclusions add a unique energy as they "provide reflective qualities so that one can recognize the flaws of humanity and can remain in a heart space to continue to love this same humanity." White Aventurine is used to facilitate clarity in visions. It provides for self reflection, and allows one to recognize that "in each person you see but the reflection of that which you choose to have that person be." White Aventurine can be used with ALLchakras and will work especially well with the Crown and higher.

Iolite

Iolite often displays pleochroic properties, which means that light gets split into two parts as it passes through the stone. As a result, if you look at the stone from one angle, it will appear blue/purple; but if you turn the stone to look at it from another angle, that blue/purple color turns grey and colorless.

Iolite is a stone of the Third-Eye Chakra, and to a lesser extent, the Crown Chakra. Iolite is very spiritually-oriented and can bring visions when placed on the Third-Eye. You can also use tumbled Iolite for dreamwork or easing insomnia by placing it under your pillow. Iolite is said to help bring intuition and insights to the person working with this crystal. Wear Iolite when you need to calm your emotions and release stress.

Iolite can help those who are having trouble finding the spiritual self. It can help one to recognize the still, small voice within, and to discern the difference between this desired voice and one's ego. Once the voice within has been heard, one can then work with Iolite to reinforce the spiritual message and to assimilate it into one's environment. It can also help with the ability to communicate this message to others with clarity.

Iolite can be an excellent aid for relationship issues, whether they be occurring in friendships, co-workers, parent-child relationships, love relationships, and so on. By carrying or wearing Iolite, one can become empathetic to the point of view or plight of others, bringing understanding to any situation and facilitating the resolution of difficult situations.

Physically, Iolite may help ease the pain of headaches, migraines and eye strain. It can be very helpful in relieving insomnia and nightmares when placed under one's pillow.

 

Selenite Angels

Selenite Angels are great for energy work and for meditating.

Selenite is a crystallized form of gypsum. The name Selenite comes from the Greek word for moon and means "moon glow," and these Selenite pieces definitely glow with a shimmery, pearl-like luster.

The powerful vibration of Selenite opens the Crown and Higher Chakras and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work. Selenite calms and brings deep peace, and offers access to past and future lives. Selenite brings mental clarity, clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind problems.

A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. Use Selenite in a grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space. Selenite also removes energy blocks from physical and etheric bodies. Selenite is said to reverse the effects of "free radicals" to heal and repair on the cellular level.

Associated with the spine and the skeletal system, Selenite also can be used to mitigate problems with Mercury fillings in dental work. Selenite is also good for breastfeeding. Selenite is a soft mineral, and should be kept dry. Selenite is a good stone for Taurus.

Chakras and Crystals

What Crystals Should I Use for Each of My Chakras?
By Debbie Elaine


Often people ask for the “best” crystal to use on each of their chakras. I understand the idea of not wanting to waste time or money with things that might not get results, but honestly, there is no “best” crystal for each chakra. Every crystal’s unique energy reacts to each person’s unique energy to create unique results, and the results can vary from time to time on the same person, with the same crystal, depending on the person’s needs, and energy on that particular day.

So, in this article I will be making suggestions of several crystals that can be used on each chakra. These are not the only crystals recommended for these chakras, just some that I happen to have found beneficial in my own experiences. If you feel strongly compelled to use something else for a particular chakra, by all means, trust your instincts and give it a try!


Root or Base Chakra

Most red or black crystals are helpful for this chakra, with the exception of black Tektites, which have a different vibration because of their off-planet origins.

Red Jasper - Helpful for issues dealing with the release of anger as well as for vitality and sexual issues; also mildly grounding.

Black Tourmaline - This is my favorite for when I need strong grounding energy; if I’ve been bringing in a lot of spiritual or high-vibe energy into my upper chakras and need to ground things into the physical. Also can dissolve root chakra blockages.

Red Calcite - Even better than Black Tourmaline for removing blockages; not particularly grounding, but supports physical vitality.

Some other great choices: HematitePyriteBlack Obsidian (Apache Tears)


Sacral or Navel Chakra

Orange tends to be the dominant color here, though you can always use Clear Quartz for any chakra.

Carnelian - A good friend of mine thinks this is my favorite crystal. It’s not. But it is one of my favorites because Carnelian is really good at certain things, including: working with life-force and vitality as well as confidence on the sacral chakra.

Orange Aventurine - Aventurines are good at gently clearing away dense energies. Orange Aventurine is helpful for encouraging creativity and perseverance as well as vitality.

Some other crystals that benefit the sacral chakra are: Bloodstone, Orange Calcite, MoonstoneCitrine and Amber.


Solar Plexus Chakra

The first time I experienced crystals clearing a chakra was when a Yellow Calcite cabochon was placed on my solar plexus chakra during my first Reiki class. Over the next few days, I was able to release the knot of shock and grief that had been held there since the sudden death of a close friend nine months earlier. But there isn’t any one stone that always does the trick for everyone, every time, so some other favorites are:

Yellow Jasper - It works more slowly and gently that Yellow Calcite, but helps with centering and stomach issues.

Citrine - I have had great experiences with both natural, and heat-treated Citrines. They have very different energy to me, but both are great in Reiki sessions and grids. However, I prefer natural, yellow Citrine for this chakra, and find the heat-treated variety is more suited to my sacral chakra.

Yellow Aventurine and Yellow Agate are also helpful for the Solar Plexus Chakra.


Heart Chakra

I don’t know if it is because this chakra is the center of it all, and our hearts are so important, or if it’s just a coincidence, but I have more favorite crystals for the heart chakra than any other. The heart chakra is generally associated with the color green, and the “higher heart” chakra with the color pink. I’ve found both colors seem to help both chakras, and between my intuition and the crystals themselves, the right crystal for whatever is being worked on at the moment always finds its way into my hand at the right time. So here they are, in no particular order, because everyone will react differently to each crystal:

Green Aventurine - This gently cleansing and nurturing crystal is way more versatile than people give it credit for being. I’ve used it to remove blockages, ease heartache and support heart and lung health. I especially like it paired with the next goody…

Rose Quartz - It’s pink. It’s Quartz. Need I say more? But seriously, for heartaches and breast health (especially those with breast cancer), this never lets me down. It needs clearing often, so make sure you do that regularly if you choose Rose Quartz.

Kunzite - Not everyone likes how strong Rose Quartz’s energy can be. For some folks, Kunzite will do similar work, but more gently. I also find Kunzite easier to wear as a pendant than Rose Quartz, perhaps because it doesn’t need clearing quite as often as Rose Quartz does.

Rhodochrosite -  Though it’s not always as easy to come by, nor as affordable as Rose Quartz, this lovely mineral helps with removing the layers of grief and heartache, opening the way for self-love and new love.

Malachite - If you’re serious about making some changes, brace yourself and grab some Malachite. It amplifies everything--which brings it to your attention for healing and release, and it does this right away. This can be a little overwhelming for some people, but exactly what others may need. Malachite also absorbs everything, energetically speaking, so clear it well and often or it will keep amplifying all the stuff you’re trying to release--not helpful.

Lepidolite - If your heart races with anxiety and panic attacks, Lepidolite might be your new favorite crystal. It is composed of crystallized Lithium, with some Mica mixed in and it is very calming for most people. Lepidolite is very soft, though, so I would recommend tumbled or polished pieces as they are a bit more durable than the rough pieces.

Throat Chakra

Speaking your truth, communication of all forms and throat health are all part of this chakra’s domain. Most crystals work well for more than one chakra, and I find that especially with the upper ones. So, crystals that work for the throat chakra can also be good for the third eye chakra and vice versa.

Aquamarine - Helpful for throat ailments, as well as for working with the thyroid and pituitary gland.

Celestite -  Associated with angelic realms, this peaceful crystal is a good choice for calming stage fright and creating a safe feeling for self-expression.

Sodalite - Great for the throat or third eye chakras, it helps reveal deeply ingrained patterns that are contributing to ongoing challenges in life. It also assists with regulating the metabolism.

Also helpful are: DumortieriteBlue CalciteBlue Lace AgateBlue Aventurine and Lapis Lazuli.


Third Eye Chakra

Folks looking to increase their intuition or psychic abilities usually know to work with their third eye chakra, but this chakra can also affect learning disabilities, eye health, sinuses and headaches as well as nervous system disorders.

Iolite - This deep indigo beauty can help with connecting to your spiritual self. When placed under the pillow, it may help with interpreting dreams. Iolite assists with connecting to your inner voice, and following its guidance.

Labradorite -  The internal flashes of color in Labradorite seem like the perfect physical representation of the mysteries of the universe that Labradorite connects us to. It is also very good for purifying the aura. These are just a few of its many wonderful qualities.

Azurite - Helps open the third eye chakra and aides in combining logic with intuition.

Some other favorites for this chakra: AmethystCharoite and Lapis Lazuli.


Crown Chakra

Clear Quartz - The most versatile of crystals, it really is great for any chakra, but is one of the best suited for the Crown Chakra.

Amethyst -  Most books list this for the third eye chakra first, but I prefer its lovely purple color for the crown chakra. Since it is suited to both of those chakras, I find that it opens you to spiritual energy and guidance, and then helps fine-tune your reception so you can understand it. Chevron Amethyst, with its bands of White Quartz is especially good for the crown chakra.

Some other favorites: White AventurineWhite Jade and White Quartz.

Finally, if you are trying to work specifically on the issues of one chakra, it is still very important to maintain a balance among all the chakras, and with each chakra itself. Having a chakra that is too active can be just as unhealthy as one that is closed or blocked. KyaniteSelenite and Amber work well with all the chakras and using them on all the chakras can help bring clarity and balance to their functions. And I can never say this enough: Cleanse/clear your crystals often when doing this crystal work.

Morganite

Called "THE Love Stone" by many, Morganite attracts love and helps maintain it. Morganite activates the heart chakra and connects us to Divine Unconditional Love. Morganite is the pink variety of Beryl. Called "The Love Stone" by many, Morganite attracts love and helps maintain it. Morganite activates the Heart chakra and connects us to Divine Unconditional Love.

Holding a piece of Morganite brings a sense of deep peace and joy, both within us and with the world. This makes Morganite a favorite of many metaphysical users.

Morganite is a very gentle stone, allowing for easy, gentle release of emotions, "like an angel holding my heart." Those overwhelmed by the huge Heart chakra opening brought on by Rose Quartz will resonate better with Morganite's slow, gentle opening that moves at the rate that's right for the user.

Morganite's clear and pure heart energy eases the pain of old emotional wounds and forgotten traumas. Unfulfilled emotional needs and unexpressed emotions are brought forth by Morganite as it nurtures the emotional body. Encouraging patience and reverence for life and all living things, Morganite brings forth loving thoughts and actions, keeping the user centered in love. Morganite's sweet energy makes it the stone of puppy love and first kisses.

Physically, Morganite eases symptoms associated with chest ailments such as emphysema and asthma. May help with heart palpitations, thyroid problems and nervous system disorders.

Amethyst

Amethyst is a powerful and protective crystal, and is a first choice of many metaphysicians. Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became known as the “stone of sobriety”.  A natural stress reliever, Amethyst encourages and supports inner strength. The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy. 

Amethyst connects the physical plane with higher realm, making it a good choice when working with the Third Eye Chakra.  Amethyst also provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations, and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.
 
Please Note: Over time, Amethyst will fade in direct sunlight.

Creating a Crystal Grid

A Crystal Grid is a way to arrange stones in a sacred geometric pattern. They are then consciously ‘activated’ by connecting a ‘line of Light’ between the stones so that they radiate an energy field in the immediate environment in which they are constructed. Those of you who are sensitive to energy will be able to tell immediately that there is a shift of energy in the room where you construct a crystal grid. Depending on which stones you choose, there will either be a gentle shift… or a very tangible one.

Consider these stones when constructing a crystal grid for luck: Aventurine, Cat’s Eye, Fairy’s Cross, Jade, Lodestone, Selenite, Tiger’s Eye, Turquoise.

 

For Your Crystal Grid, you will need:

A Positive Affirmation – “Energy follows thought”. Program thoughts to be positive and your energy will flow there. Affirmations are words, which state your intention and allow the mental energy to be in the correct place. “Good luck will follow me everywhere”, I am one of the luckiest people”, I deserve all the good luck that comes my way”, I create my own luck”.

Crystal wand – is utilized as an energy conductor and transfers your energy through the crystal to your crystal grid and stone formation. This can also be done with the Master crystal.

Intention – is probably the most important aspect when it comes to creating a crystal grid. Our intention is our greatest gift in order to serve our purpose. Positive thinking is what intention implies. State your intention (your positive affirmation “with meaning”).

 

 

Rhodolite

Rhodonite helps to balance the emotions and calm impatience. Rhodonite is a very supportive stone that works with the Heart Chakra to attract love and ground negative energies. Rhodonite allows one to see areas in their life that can be improved on without getting down on, criticizing or judging oneself.

Like Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite is often used for rediscovering your inner gifts, as well as for bringing much-needed love into the world. Rhodonite can also help one to remember their soul-purpose of incarnation, and facilitate living from the heart.  This lovely stone also helps one to remember that the best rewards come from serving the highest good. Carrying Tumbled Rhodonite to help provide support to the Higher Heart Chakra, which in turn will promote the service of the Spirit.

Rhodonite can assist one in discovering your true passion, and learning brand new skills to enhance that passion, if necessary. Rhodonite encourages people to find ways to be of service to humanity and helps to draw in synchronicity related to this goal. Rhodonite can enhance power in those who have truly altruistic intentions.

Rhodonite is a Heart and Root Chakra stone that helps one to process energies in these areas more efficiently. Use Rhodonite as a stone of power, to bring strength and vitality to the body and spirit so they can support higher vibrations needed for personal evolution.

Physically, Rhodonite is believed to support detoxification and healing of the organs, especially the liver. Rhodonite is a good stone to help healing ailments of the heart, lungs, an nervous system, and is also used to reduce swelling and inflammation.  Tumbled Rhodonite can also be used to stimulat

Ruby

Ruby is a powerful heart stone, opening and activating the Heart Chakra. Ruby protects against the loss of heart energy, and dissolves emotional congestion. A powerful heart healer, Ruby heals and balances emotions, makes you more emotionally aware, and helps you connect to others emotionally. The intense and vivid energy of Ruby stimulates loving emotions, helps with the expression of love, and can facilitate states of passion and bliss.

Ruby helps us to see the true nature of love, and reveals the Divine Love in every thing in the Universe. Using Ruby can help you open up to and receive this Divine Love, as well as become a vehicle through which Divine Love can flow to others. 

Protective Ruby can help shield against psychic and emotional attacks. Ruby is a good stone for Aries, Cancer, and Leo.

Shiva Lingham

Shiva Lingam stone has been used for back pain, spinal alignment, sexual abuse, infertility, impotence, inorgasmia, menstrual cramps and the prostate. 

Malachite

People often talk about their crystals having distinct personalities, and we at Healing Crystals are no different. Usually people are referring to the energies and vibes their crystals give off, but when we found this chunk of polished Malachite with a natural fracture in one side, we were immediately delighted by how this crystal seemed to have a humanoid face.  A couple of googly eyes later and Malachi the Malachite has been hanging out with us at HC HQ ever since!

Malachite is a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. It absorbs energy and draws emotions to the surface. It also clears and activates all Chakras, and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the Heart and Throat Chakras. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer. For this reason, many metaphysicians recommend using Malachite in small doses.

Malachite amplifies energies of all kinds, both positive and negative. One of the most important healing stones, it helps the user acknowledge, draw out, and discharge negative energy, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings. Malachite’s ability to draw out negative energy can assist in discovering the energy blocks and patterns that may be causing physical disease.

Highly protective,Malachite purifies, absorbs pollution, and shields against radioactivity. Use Malachite on the Third-Eye to facilitate psychic vision, or hold it on the Heart Chakra to bring balance and fidelity to relationships with other people.

Physically,Malachiteis a wonderful equalizing and balancing agent. It protects against radiation and has been used in the treatment of asthma, arthritis, swollen joints, broken bones and torn muscles. It can be useful in easing menstrual cramps and childbirth.

Note: Malachite absorbs negative energy easily, but holds it within the stone until it is cleaned, so it is important to clear your Malachite often. Do not use salt to clear polished Malachite as it will damage the finish.

Snow Flake Obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian  can help you to understand the nature of evolution and why things end and begin. I have found it personally very helpful when I have lost someone.

Apache Tears

My favorite remedy and support for grieving are Apache Tears.  They help one to accept and release grief by removing blockages.  Rose Quartz can also lend a soothing energy during times of grief, reminding us of the importance of self-love.  Wearing crystals in jewelry is a great way to ensure their energy is near yours for extended periods of time.  Another way to do this is to sleep with your crystals, as this is a time that our bodies are already working to heal themselves and can be more receptive to the energy of crystals.  Similarly, meditation is also a time where our bodies become more receptive and one's meditation practices can be greatly enhanced by the addition of crystals.

Fluorite

 

Tanslucent appearance brings light wherever it is.To attract butterflies to your garden, place Fluorite throughout, and they will find you.

Wollastonite

Wollastonite amplifies the healing properties and flow of energy from other healing crystals. ...

Blue Apatite

Blue Apatite is a strong stone to aid the development of psychic gifts, and its energy also helps spiritual attunement. It will assist you with lucid dreaming and astral travel, and it encourages you to be of service in a more humanitarian way.
Such a amazing crystal.

Onyx

 

In ancient times, Onyx was thought as a demon that was imprisoned in the stone that would awaken at night, creating issues, especially between lovers.

Nowadays, it's a stone that is used for protection and from dark nights and lonely places, providing strength to its user. As a stone of separation, it banishes old habits and it's extremely useful when a relationship needs stabilizing or when it has past its time and needs releasing.

Onyx assists in keeping your own counsel and holds memories of what happened to the user and can often be used for psychometry.

Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Purposes

On a physical level, it's often used to promote stamina, vigor, and steadfastness. It helps quell sexual desires and works on issues that involves the bones, bone marrow, blood disorders, and feet. When placed in the stomach of a pregnant woman, it can reduce labor pains and bring an earlier delivery.

It is also believed to aid in ailments such as epilepsy or glaucoma and is known to have powers to rectify damage done to cells. Onyx is often recommended to athletes because it can increase strength, endurance, perseverance, and explosivity, especially if it's placed on the Solar Plexus.

Emotionally, Onyx is used for promoting wise decisions and self-confidence. It's centering and helps those who are suffering grief and any overwhelming fear. It alleviates worry, tension, and nervousness and eliminates confusion and nightmares

On a Spiritual level, it balances the ying and yang energy and is effecting in past-life work for healing old injuries and physical trauma that is affecting the present light. It's connected to to the Base chakra and the Crown chakra and balances total energy along the chakras.

Disclaimer: Crystal of the Week are a spiritual support to healing and are not prescription or healthcare information.