10 Crystals and Their Healing and Metaphysical Properties
Crystals have been used for thousands of years for their individual healing and metaphysical properties. Below are 10 of the most common, their uses and why you might consider using them in your every day life.
Amethyst is celebrated for its powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It also helps to relieve headaches and fatigue, stops bad dreams and enhance meditation. Physically, it promotes good skin, supports bones & joints as well as improving the respiratory system.
Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction.
2) Clear Quartz
Quartz crystals are the most common and abundant in the world, comprising the largest and most diverse family in the mineral kingdom.
“From ancient times to the present day, quartz crystals have been a source of Light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers as well as scientists, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind’ evolutionary development.” (“Windows of Light” by Randall N. Baer)
Quartz is used for a variety of reasons, including enhancing energy and focus, easing stress and anxiety, and clearing negative energy.
3) Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli has always been one of the most sought after stones in existence. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. Lapis Lazuli is a combination of minerals that are used for protection and mental clarity. It is used to help treat insomnia, headaches, and sinus ailments.
Lapis Lazuli is also a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability
Jade is the stone of the heart and is said to bless whatever it touches. It is also used physically for lung problems, kidney problems, and immune system weakness. In terms of metaphysical properties, Jade is one of the highest valued crystals. It is referred to as the “Dream Stone” and is used to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream-solve.
Although Garnet is commonly referred to as being red, it is intact a multitude of different colour and minerals, all with their own spiritual properties. Garnet is known for it’s grounding abilities and the utilization of creative energy. It grounds spirit forces within the body and helps in the ability to work on the physical plane.
Garnet regenerates the body, stimulating metabolism. It treats spinal and cellular disorders, purifies the blood, heart and lungs, and regenerates DNA. It assists assimilation of minerals and vitamins, including iodine, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, D, and E.
The magnificence of the opal inspires love and hope, innocence and purity, luck and happiness. In the metaphysical world, Opal acts as a prism within the aura, bringing a full spectrum of Light energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body.
Opals promote a sense of calm security, easing stress and depression, and encouraging one to stop brooding in order to better direct one’s thoughts and energies.
Natural Citrine is the ultimate stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Also known as the prosperity stone, it gives bright energies of good fortune and good luck and is also used to clear negative energy.
It promotes good fortune and abundance, prosperity and increases fortune. It also increases communication skills. It should be avoided by those with a quick temper however, as it can exacerbate aggression.
Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family, and are found in a wide variety of different colourations. Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy and helps mothers with ‘baby blues’.
Originally called the Sun Stone, and later Christ’s Stone, the Bloodstones energy carries the purity of blood and inherently speaks of life and birth, vitality and strength, passion and courage.
Bloodstone was treasured not only as a talisman of good health and long life, but was reputed to bring its owner respect, good fortune, riches and fame. It stimulates dreaming and heightens intuition. It is marvelous for increasing creativity and cultivating a project from the idea stage through to actualization.
The Onyx stone represents Self control, decision making, intuition, protection. It also symbolises purity and according to ancient legend, the dark color of the stone is due to absorb muchnegative energy.
It is a powerful stone to use in protection rituals and for banishing negativity or people from your life. It is helpful for the treatment and healing of teeth, bones, blood disorders, feet, and epilepsy. Wearing Onyx or laying it directly on the body is good practice, especially since its power develops over time.