crystals everywhere! Small or large, tumbled, raw or carved, and so many different colors! They’re very pretty to look at, but what do they actually do? Crystals have been used for healing purposes throughout the ages. They heal by vibrating at different frequencies. We know they resonate because their resonance appears to us as the different colors.Some stones are better at doing one thing, and some are better at something else. It’s possible to get a good crystal healing just through working with the different colors. Gemstones in the same family will vibrate at the same frequency.
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Healing crystals aren’t a magic cure-all. All of us at Astrology Answers urge you to see your healthcare provider if you’re really concerned about something. I’ve not met a doctor yet who told someone not to use crystals as supplemental healing.With all the vast selection of stones on the market, what ones do you truly need? Here’s my shortlist, the 7 important crystals that I recommend you not be without. If you’ve got these stones at hand, you should be able to focus on any area of your body and work with it to create a healing environment.
Hematite is an amazing stone for grounding energies and allowing you to repel negative energy that might cause disease in the body. It’s a very earthy stone, made from iron—and of course, you’ve got iron in your body, too.
Hematite’s energy is calming and protective. It helps you to stay in control of situations in your life, while at the same time removing obstacles that are preventing you from improving your circumstances. It’s a great stone to carry if you work in an environment where there’s a lot of electronic technology.
Hematite is associated with the Root Chakra. This is the energy center located at the base of your spine. It rules what you need to survive.
When your Root Chakra is out of balance, you’ll feel out of harmony with your life. It’s easy to panic and finds things to fear. You hold grudges from the past. Your temper may be short.
When your Root Chakra is balanced, the harmony and the joy in your life are restored. Your vitality is strong, and you don’t fear what might happen. You find it easy to let go of the past and enjoy the present. Overall you’re contented.
To use hematite to tune up your Root Chakra, hold it in your non-dominant hand and hum or chant the musical note of C. Don’t take your good health for granted. Look after your body’s physical needs, and hematite will help your energy to stay positive and productive.
Carnelian is a translucent form of quartz, and comes in every shade of fire from the palest peach to the deepest scarlet. It’s a stone of life and vitality. It’s energy is bold and brings courage and determination.
Carnelian is a great motivator. It adds an energy boost to your plans so you’re more dedicated to making them happen, and are more alert and focused when it comes to attaining your goals. It enables you to see what is realistic and what is far-fetched and helps you fend off naysayers who would try to deter you from your success.
Carnelian is associated with the Sacral Chakra. This is the energy center that is located just below your belly button. It relates to your emotions and your moods.When your Sacral Chakra isn’t aligned, you’ll feel out of sorts, perhaps with nervous energy. Intimacy with others becomes a problem. You lose interest in your physical well being.When your Sacral Chakra is balanced, you have a healthy attitude towards sex. You neither avoid nor demand attention. Your confidence is high, but not arrogant. You’re happy with your life.
To use carnelian to bring your Sacral Chakra back into balance, hold it in your non-dominant hand, and sing or chant the music note of D. You might even want to chant what you truly want in life so that it resonates with your energy on a soul level. Then go play or do something spontaneous. Let your creativity bring you your heart’s desires.
Citrine is another form of quartz and resonates with your inner child. Neglecting your inner child and taking life too seriously opens the door for stress and illness.
Citrine is best when it is a natural stone, rather than a citrine that has been created by heating quartz to high temperatures. This stone promotes creativity and imagination, and encourages new beginnings.
Citrine resonates with the Solar Plexus Chakra. This is sometimes called the navel chakra, and it is located between your belly button and your rib cage. It aligns with your spiritual growth, tenets, and opinions.
When this chakra is out of balance, it’s easy to feel self-conscious. You’ll judge others, and criticize yourself. You become bitter and frustrated with your life and where it’s going.
When your Solar Plexus Chakra is aligned, you’re happy. You are able to reflect on and rejoice in what you have achieved. You don’t let the opinions of others control your happiness. There’s no need for you to criticize others.
It’s very easy to use citrine—particularly a natural citrine point—as a healing stone. Simply hold it over your navel, and sing or chant the music note of E. Eat lots of fresh healthy yellow foods, and get out in the sunlight and enjoy yourself.
Obviously, this is another form of quartz, this time in a beautiful pink. It comes in hues from the palest pastel to the deepest rose, and is either translucent or opaque. It’s called ‘the heart stone,’ or ‘the love stone,’ and has been given as a token of affection for more than 2,000 years.
Rose quartz is one of the gentlest stones, but don’t take that for it not being important. It’s a powerful nurturing stone. It’s also a protective stone, said to safeguard someone who carries it against gossip and slander.
Rose quartz is associated with the Heart Chakra. This is located in the center of your chest, next to your physical heart. It helps you to learn understanding, compassion, and forgiveness.
When the Heart Chakra is out of balance, it’s easy to feel heartbroken, to hold grudges, and to become a doormat to other people. You’re discontent with your life, becoming indifferent to the needs of others, and perhaps selfish or preoccupied.
When this chakra is functioning optimally, you’ll be satisfied with how things are unfolding. You’ll have time for people and be able to help them without compromising your own needs and desires. You take responsibility for your words and deeds.
It’s possible to use any rose quartz as a healing stone. Hold it in your non-dominant hand, over your chest, and envision its pure pink energy filling you with unconditional love. Hum or chant the music note F. Allow yourself to let go of the past. Forgive your own faults, as well as others who have made mistakes.
Sodalite’s name comes because of the high amount of sodium. It is rich blue in color, with flecks of white calcite. It is considered a lucky stone, and is helpful when dealing with business negotiations, or relationship issues.
Sodalite is a wonderfully cleansing stone, too. Use it when there are obstacles in your life that need removing, so that you can get going forward once again. Some people call this ‘the poet’s stone,’ because it is associated with self-expression.
It’s no surprise, then, that this stone is associated with the Throat Chakra. This energy center is located right where you’d think, in your throat. It governs all means of communication and exchanges with other people—listening, as well as speaking.
When the throat chakra is out of balance, you’ll have trouble being heard. Maybe you think no one is paying attention to you. You feel overlooked, or maybe you’re overlooking others. Your self-expression is weak.
When this chakra is functioning well, you know when to speak and when to listen. Your body language is open and honest, and your creativity is strong. You’re confident in what you want to express, and you get your point across easily.
To use sodalite as a healing stone, place it over your throat around your larynx. Practice speaking clearly and concisely, so that you don’t waste your words. Sing, hum or chant on the music note G. Take time to really listen to what others have to say.Sodalite is sometimes used as a Third-Eye (or Brow) Chakra stone. It is wonderful for removing blockages that are inhibiting this chakra from opening, but care must be taken not to open it too quickly. Many people struggle to control their third-eye chakra, and either struggle to get it open, or open it too quickly. Both scenarios could cause upheaval.
Amethyst is another member of the quartz family. Its color range starts with the palest lilac and goes to the deepest and darkest of purples. In its raw state, it forms in points, from tiny clusters in the druse, to huge natural termination. Sometimes it even forms amethyst and citrine in the same point, to be called ‘ametrine,’ but be careful; many such stones on the market have been artificially heat-treated.
This is one of the most gentle healing stones out there, but don’t let its soothing properties fool you. Its strength lies in its tenderness. It’s known as the ‘all healer,’ and encourages healing in a multitude of ways. It is known to enhance wisdom and promote greater awareness.
Amethyst—particularly the darker stones—is a Third Eye Chakra crystal. It’s easy to tell when this chakra is imbalanced. You jump to all kinds of conclusions. You’re gullible, believing what you want to hear, whether it’s the truth or not. Narcissism and unrealistic expectations are not uncommon.When this chakra is balanced, you feel balanced. Your goals are realistic and you know the truth between fantasy and illusion. You don’t form unhealthy attachments to situations or people. You’re content with how things are unfolding.
This is possibly the most difficult chakra to keep aligned, and amethyst is a fantastic stone to assist you. Hold it in your non-dominant hand, and point it between your eyes, right at the bridge of your nose. Hum the music note A, and learn to discern the difference between fact and fantasy.
Amethyst can also be used as a Crown Chakra stone. If you choose to do that, use the darker purple amethyst for the third eye, and the lighter, more translucent lavender colored amethyst for the crown chakra. Amethyst as a third eye stone is very gentle, which is appropriate as this is the chakra that is the most often opened too quickly, causing an imbalance.
Lepidolite may not be the most popular healing crystal, but don’t let that deter you from obtaining it and using it. It’s a beautiful lavender form of mica. It’s a soft stone—as opposed to the hardness of diamonds, for instance—and that softness is what makes it such a useful healing stone.Lepidolite helps to clear away the stress that modern life brings. It encourages self-expression and creativity. When you’re seeking to write the book of your life, to find your heart’s desires and manifest your bliss, call on lepidolite as an ally. This stone will also make contact with the ascended masters and your spirit guides easier.
Lepidolite is a Crown Chakra crystal. When this chakra is imbalanced, you feel separated from the rest of your life. You don’t find any joy in leisure pursuits or spiritual practices. You take things far too seriously, and may feel that you’re elite or above everyone else in some way.
When this chakra is functioning at its optimum, you’ll see clearly where you want to go and the best route to reach your goals. You have a strong sense of self identity, and don’t worry about the opinions of others. You are optimistic, and not worried about your life.
To use Lepidolite as a healing stone, hold it at the top of your head. Focus on clearing your thoughts, and hum or chant the music note of B. Lepidolite is amazing for helping you find your purpose in life, the place where you resonate on a positive vibration with your surroundings. It is also a strong stone for healing through loss or grief.
It’s easy to do an overall tuneup using crystal healing, and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it, either. First, hum or chant the music scale, starting with C and going through each note. Think of the ‘do-re-mi’ song, if you like, or chant your own words. Spend some time on each note, and feel it resonate through your body.
Next, pick up your 7 healing stones, and gently toss them onto a soft surface. Did any particular stone stick out from the others? Where is your attention drawn? That is the stone that is showing you where you need an extra boost of healing.
Pick up that stone, and hold it over the relevant chakra. You can chant that note again, if you wish. Focus on that area being healthy and balanced. Trust the stone to do its work.
Finally, pick up all the stones, starting with hematite and ending with lepidolite, and put them away one by one. As you do, envision the healing energy from each stone pouring into your body and resonating through your life.
If you practice this every day, you’ll find that your life becomes more organized, you feel more content and in harmony with your environment and the people in it, and you’ll have more energy and interest to reach out and achieve your goals. Life’s for living, and crystal healing most certainly enhances it!
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