Crystals have been used in healing practices and in conjunction with energy work for thousands of years. They can aid in the repair of physical injuries or even provide relief from emotional illness and pain, if used properly. They are well known for their mysterious healing powers, but there are so many different crystals out there, it can be confusing and hard to know where to begin!
Here we will discuss the 7 most effective crystals for healing that you need in your collection.
This is an essential crystal for amplification and general cleansing. Clear quartz is probably the most versatile of all the crystals and has numerous purposes and uses. It can be used in combination with many other crystals and will even add power to the energy created by different stones.
Simply on it’s own, this crystal will create pure healing white light energy to calm and cleanse you in any difficult situation. You can almost never go wrong using clear quartz. It is connected to your crown chakra, so it’s particularly good for cleansing the mind, strengthening your will power, and drawing inspiration.
This crystal is wonderful for connecting to the divine, purification of all kinds, and protection. It is a beautiful purple stone that varies widely in shade from light lavenders to deep royal purples.
Amethyst is excellent for strengthening psychic abilities and aiding in the spiritual growth. It’s also used for protection and is specifically good for day to day physical healing and repair on your body. This crystal is connected to the third eye chakra, making it useful for healing of a damaged spirit or dysfunctional intuition.
This is one of my favorite crystals for many reasons, largely because it can be used by students to increase and enhance memory and brain power. It keeps you sharp and alert, and aids in memorization as well.
This stone is connected to the throat chakra, so you can use it if you’re having difficulty communicating, or trouble standing up for yourself. It’s also beneficial in helping you through transition, so hang on to this one and keep it close through difficult or big transitions in your life.
This is often referred to as the love stone!
This crystal has powerful healing abilities for those struggling with emotional injury, self love or compassion. It can help amplify gratitude and kindness in your heart, and everyone around you will benefit as well! This stone is connected of course to the heart chakra, which means that if your heart is heavy or hurting, it’s the perfect crystal for you. I would suggest placing some rose quartz on a long necklace, so you can keep it close to your heart and let it do it’s magic.
A good nickname for this crystal is “sunshine in your pocket”, because it carries all the loving, warm and joyful energy of the sun. It also helps with happiness, confidence and prosperity.
Citrine is connected to your 3rd chakra, the Solar Plexus chakra. This chakra is sort of like your own personal rechargeable solar battery. It gains energy from the sun, and uses this energy to repair and substitute other chakras when they’re depleted or broken. Keeping this crystal on or near you will help to keep that chakra energized and ready to go at all times.
This stone is a beautiful deep crimson that is associated with abundance, success, and motivation. It’s also a protection stone, like Amethyst.
Carnelian is best put to use during a risky new venture, perhaps the start of a home business or a new career, or maybe after making a big move to a new place. It will help attract and amplify the energy of success, ambition and tenacity.
This stone will also create a sort of force field or aura around you, your loved ones and your sanctuary that will keep out negative energies. It is connected to the sacral chakra, so if you’re having a hard time with self control or hoping to improve your sex life, this will be your key.
This beautiful silvery black stone is the ultimate in protection due to it’s particularly reflective surface. There is no better crystal for repelling all those negative energies that come your way. It’s a good idea to keep one of those on you at all times for every day protection!
This stone is connected the root chakra. So if you’re feeling disconnected from your roots, lonely and detached, or just uncentered, you need this one. It is a grounding stone, and can be used to reestablish your connection to the Earth and your own origins.
All in all, crystals are a wonderful and natural source of energy that can aid in many different healing processes, both physical and otherwise. You can use them to protect yourself and prevent negativity from overwhelming you, or you can use them to repair and regenerate energies that have already been negatively affected.