Crystal Healing 101


For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. As everything in existence, crystals have specific energies and vibrations. On a cellular level, our bodies and quartz crystal are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Because of this, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy. When crystals are placed directly on your body, they have a powerful vibratory effect that surges from the crystal to you. According to the law of physics, thoughts direct energy and energy follows thought. Each of our crystal energy pieces serve as a tool to help the thoughts of our consciousness connect with our body.

This video is an excellent introduction for beginners. It has everything you need to know about crystal healing.

Popular Healing Crystals & Stones

Amethyst - "The All Purpose Stone."

Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Birthstone - February
Zodiac - Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet – Jupiter
Element – Air, Water
Typical colors - light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple

  • Powerful and protective stone.
  • Guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others.
  • Natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.
  • Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.
  • Activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.
  • Strong healing and cleansing powers.
  • Encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions.
  • Calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.
  • Assists in remembering and understanding dreams.
  • Relieves insomnia.
  • Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
  • Boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism.
  • Strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and strengthens the body to fight against cancer.
  • Destroys malignant tumors and aids in tissue regeneration.
  • Cleanses the blood.
  • Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress.
  • Eases headaches and releases tension.
  • Reduces bruising, swellings, injuries, and treats hearing disorders.
  • Heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract.



Chakras - dependent on colour (see below)
Zodiac - Aries, Leo
Element - Earth
Typical colors - Green, but may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue or grey

  • Stone of prosperity.
  • Reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness.
  • Promotes compassion and empathy.
  • Encourages perseverance.
  • Relieves stammers and severe neuroses.
  • Stabilises one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity.
  • Aids in seeing alternatives and possibilities.
  • Calms anger and irritation. Promotes feelings of well-being.
  • Balances male-female energy.
  • Encourages regeneration of the heart.
  • Protects against environmental pollution.
  • Benefits the thymus gland and nervous system.
  • Balances blood pressure and stimulates the metabolism, lowering cholesterol.
  • Anti-inflammatory effect and eases skin eruptions, allergies, migraines, and soothes the eyes.
  • Heals lungs, sinuses, heart, muscular and urogenital systems.

Blue Aventurine

Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Throat Chakra

  • Helps those with addictions to take responsibility for their problems.
  • When used in meditation it will assist in overcoming addictions.
  • Clears old, stagnant energies, helping you to open up to inner growth and spiritual work.
  • Strengthens communication abilities, helping you to speak out when required and being true to yourself.

Green Aventurine

Chakras - Heart Chakra

  • Comforter and heart healer.
  • Neutralizes all sources of electromagnetic pollution, blocking out emanations from computers, television and other electronic equipment.
  • Settles nausea and dissolves negative emotions and thoughts.
  • Brings well-being and emotional calm.
  • A good all-round healer.

Yellow Aventurine

Chakras - Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Opens and balances the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras.
  • Especially helpful for those who are oversensitive or indecisive, aiding in overcoming any feelings of problems with power and control over your own life.
  • Can help focus intentions for manifesting a sense of ease in being yourself, in addition to increasing levels of abundance and prosperity.
  • Enhances creativity.


Black Tourmaline

Chakras - Base Chakra
Zodiac - Capricorn
Element - Earth

  • Repel and protect against negativity.
  • Excellent for deflecting radiation energy.
  • Enhances ones physical well being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.
  • Aids in understanding oneself and others.
  • Promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear.
  • Attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain.
  • Helps treat paranoia, overcomes dyslexia and improves hand-eye coordination.
  • Releases tension, making it helpful for spinal adjustments.
  • Balances male-female energy within the body.
  • Enhances energy and removes blockages.


Blood Stone

Chakras - Base Chakra
Birthstone - March
Zodiac - Aries, Libra, Pisces
Planet - Mars
Element - Earth
Typical colors - Dark green / greenish-blue with small red blood-like spots

  • Excellent blood cleanser and a powerful healing stone.
  • Heightens intuition and increases creativity.
  • Grounding and protecting.
  • Draws off negative environmental energy, helping to overcome influences such as geopathic or electromagnetic stress.
  • Stimulates dreaming and is a powerful revitalize.
  • Gives courage and teaches you how to avoid dangerous situations.
  • Encourages selflessness and idealism.
  • Assists in acting in the present moment.
  • Calms and revitalizes the mind, dispels confusion and enhances decision-making.
  • Assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances.
  • Reduces irritability, aggressiveness and impatience.
  • Ideal for anemia.
  • Purifies and fortifies the blood.
  • Detoxifies the liver, intestines, kidneys, spleen and bladder.
  • Regulates and supports blood flow and aids in the circulation.
  • Reduces pus formation, neutralizes toxins and stimulates the lymphatic system, healing inflammations and infections.
  • Helpful in healing blood related cancers such as leukemia.



Chakras - Base chakra, sacral chakra
Zodiac - Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo
Planet - Mars
Element - Fire
Typical colors - Clear-to-translucent reddish-brown which may vary from a pale orange, to an intense almost-black.

  • A stabilizing stone.
  • Restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity.
  • Gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success.
  • Useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.
  • Overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness.
  • Improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception.
  • Sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy.
  • Protects against envy, rage and resentment.
  • Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life.
  • Boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality.
  • Carnelian treats lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression.
  • Regulates the kidneys, and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments.
  • Improves vitamin and mineral absorption and ensures good blood supply to organs and tissues.



Chakras - Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Crown Chakra
Birthstone - November
Zodiac - Aries Gemini, Leo, Libra
Planet - Jupiter
Element - Air
Typical colors - yellow to yellowish brown or smokey grey-brown

  • Energizes every level of life.
  • Cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition.
  • Attracts wealth, prosperity and success.
  • Imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm.
  • Raises self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect.
  • Promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression.
  • Enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind.
  • Releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias.
  • Emotionally balancing.
  • Reverses degenerative disease and helps balance chemical imbalances in the body.
  • Beneficial in the treatment of diabetes, it stimulates digestion, the spleen and pancreas.
  • Negates kidney and bladder infections.
  • Helps eye problems, increases blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates the thymus and balances the thyroid.
  • Relieves constipation and removes cellulite.


Clear Quartz - "The Master Healer"

Chakras - Crown Chakra
Zodiac - All birth signs
Planet – Sun
Element – Earth, Fire, Air & Water
Typical colors - Pure Quartz is colorless or white

  • Amplifies energy and thought.
  • Amplifies other crystals.
  • Absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy
  • Draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations.
  • Balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.
  • Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities.
  • Aids concentration and unlocks memory.
  • Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance.
  • Harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies



Chakras - Heart Chakra
Zodiac - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra
Element - Earth
Typical colors - Creamy white, pale green to emerald green, blue, lavender-mauve and pink.

  • Symbol of serenity and purity.
  • Signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility.
  • Increases love and nurturing.
  • A protective stone, the wearer from harm and brings harmony.
  • Jade attracts good luck and friendship.
  • Stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency.
  • Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas.
  • Jade brings insightful dreams.
  • Aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are.
  • Aids the body’s filtration and elimination organs.
  • Excellent for treating kidney problems and adrenal glands.
  • Removes toxins, rebinds skeletal and cellular systems, and heals stitches.
  • Assists fertility and childbirth.
  • Balances body fluids.

Green Jade

Chakras - Heart Chakra
Planet - Mercury
Typical colour - Green

Yellow Jade

Chakras - Solar Plexus Chakra
Typical color - Yellow

  • Energetic and stimulating, yet mellow.
  • Brings joy and happiness.
  • Teaches the interconnectedness of all beings.
  • Aids the digestive and elimination systems of the body.


Jasper - the “supreme nurturer”

Zodiac - Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
Planet - Mars
- Fire
Typical colors -
brown, red, orange, yellow, green

  • Sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.
  • Provides protection and absorbs negative energy.
  • Balances yin and yang.
  • Clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.
  • Encourages honesty with one's self.
  • Provides courage to assertively tackle problems.
  • Aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities.
  • Stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.
  • Prolongs sexual pleasure.
  • Supports during prolonged illness and re-energizes the body.

Black Jasper - Also known as "Blackstone"

Chakras - Base Chakra

  • Highly protective stone that is excellent for grounding the energies of one who may be experiencing spaciness.
  • Can help in connecting one's higher vibrations to the earth.  Black Jasper is useful in relieving pain and helps stomach ailments and foot problems.

Green Jasper

Chakras - Heart Chakra

  • Stone of balance that heals and releases disease and obsession.
  • Boosts the immune system and detoxifies all the body’s systems.
  • Protects against pollution.
  • Treats skin disorders and dispels bloating.
  • Heals ailments of the upper torso, the digestive tract, and the purifying organs.

Red Jasper - "Stone of Health"

Chakras - Base Chakra
Element - Fire

  • Gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone.
  • Can neutralize radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution.
  • Rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy.
  • Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations.
  • An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions.
  • Aids in dream recall.
  • Cleans and stabilizes the aura.
  • Red Jasper strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood and liver.

Yellow Jasper

Chakras - Solar Plexus Chakra
Element - Air

  • Extremely protective stone.
  • Ability to neutralize radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution.
  • Nurturing stone, helping to calm the nerves and emotions.
  • Aids disorders of the stomach and digestive system, helps to relieve bloating and is effective in the promotion of tissue regeneration.


Lapis Lazuli

Chakras - Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Birthstone - December
Zodiac - Taurus, Sagittarius
Element - Water
Typical colours - deep blue flecked with gold (Pyrite)

  • A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks.
  • Quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge.
  • Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality.
  • Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity.
  • Assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence.
  • Bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
  • Boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation.
  • Alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression.
  • Benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.


Moss Agate - "Stone of New Beginnings"

Zodiac - Virgo
Planet - Moon
Element - Earth
Typical colors - Green, blue, red, yellow, brown

  • Refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold.
  • Reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants.
  • Attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem.
  • Develops strength and the ability to get along with others.
  • Inspires new ideals after periods of stagnation.
  • Promotes self-expression and communication.
  • Balances the emotions, releasing fear and stress.
  • Encourages trust and hope.
  • Eliminates depression caused by brain imbalances.
  • Speeds up recovery from illness.
  • Anti-inflammatory, cleanses the circulatory and elimination systems, and boosts the immune system.
  • Assists midwives by lessening pain and ensuring a good delivery.
  • Prevents hypoglycemia and dehydration, treats infections, colds and flu, and lowers fevers.
  • Treats fungal and skin infections.



Chakras - Base chakra
Zodiac - Scorpio, Sagittarius
Element - Earth, Fire
Typical colours - Black, silvery or brown

  • Truth-enhancing.
  • Strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity.
  • It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment.
  • Draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons.
  • Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion.
  • Helps you to know who you truly are.
  • Dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas.
  • Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
  • Aids the digestion and detoxifies.
  • Reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps. Warms the extremities.

Black Obsidian

  • Very powerful and creative stone.
  • Increases self-control.
  • Forces facing up to one’s true self.
  • Releases imbalances and negative energies.
  • Protective and provides support during change.
  • Repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts.



Zodiac - Gemini, Leo
Element - Earth
Typical colors - Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red, green

  • Gives strength.
  • Promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina.
  • Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.
  • Banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.
  • Encourages happiness and good fortune.


Rose Quartz - "The Love Stone"

Chakras - Heart Chakra
Zodiac - Taurus, Libra
Planet – Venus
Element –
Earth, Water
Typical colors - rose pink

  • The stone of universal love.
  • Restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love.
  • Purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.
  • Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief.
  • Dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes.
  • Encourages self forgiveness and acceptance invoking self trust and self worth.
  • Strengthens and balances the physical heart and circulatory system, and releases impurities from body fluids.
  • Hastens recovery, reduces high blood pressure, aids chest and lung problems, heals the kidneys and adrenals, and alleviates vertigo. A good energetic support for those with leukemia.
  • Has the power to increase fertility and to protect both mother and unborn fetus from miscarriage.


Tiger Eye - "Protection Stone"

Chakras - Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Charka
Zodiac - Capricorn
Planet – Sun
– Fire, Earth
Typical colors -
golden-brown, blue, red

  • May also bring good luck to the wearer.
  • Has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions.
  • Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.
  • Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others.
  • Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
  • Treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.

Blue Tiger Eye

Chakras - Throat Chakra
Element - Air

  • Calming and releases stress.
  • Aids the quick-tempered, overanxious and phobic.
  • Slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive and dissolves sexual frustrations.

Red Tiger Eye - "Stimulating Stone"

Chakras - Base Chakra
Element - Fire

  • Overcomes lethargy and provides motivation.
  • Speeds up a slow metabolism.
  • Increases a low sex drive.

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