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How can crystals help?           

 

Crystals contain their own vibration and their energy works with the body’s natural energy to realign and balance any damaged areas or trauma within the body.  This healing is perfect when helping people who suffer with stress, IBS, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, back troubles, general aches and pains, low self esteem and so much more. The list is endless. 

 

It is always topic of conversation when people ask me what their perfect crystal for their star sign is.  Most think it is only 1 stone but this is not the case and there is usually more than 1 option for each star sign.  The list below are widely held to be the definitive guides.

 

Star sign          Dates                                       Crystals

Aries                 March 21 – April 21                    Diamond, bloodstone, aquamarine, emerald        

Taurus              April 22 – May 22                       Emerald, diamond

Gemini              May 23 – June 22                       Pearl, moonstone, agate, emerald

Cancer              June 23 – July 23                       Ruby, emerald

Leo                   July 24 – August 24                    Ruby, peridot, turquoise
Virgo                August 25 – September 23        Opal, tourmaline, peridot

Libra                September 24 – October 23       Opal, tourmaline, sapphire, topaz
Scorpio            October 24 – November 23        Topaz, opal, aquamarine
Sagittarius      November 23 – December 22     Turquoise, garnet, topaz
Capricorn         December 22 – January 21        Garnet, turquoise

Aquarius          January 20 – February 19           Amethyst, garnet, ruby, diamond, jade

Pisces               February 20 – March 20              Aquamarine, bloodstone, amethyst, jasper

 

Below are some of the more popular crystals, a small bit of history and how each can help us.


Clear Quartz

 

Another name for clear crystal is Rock crystal and this stone has been used for thousands of years for both healing and prophecy. 

Historically, quartz was universally used as a tool for divination, scrying and healing – particularly for divining the causes of disease and for the removal of imbalances caused by the spirits.  Clear quartz was one of the favourite materials for fashioning mirrors and spheres for scrying.  It was also ground into lenses and cut to male goblets and bowls for pagan/wiccan ritual purposes.  Among the most famous carvings are the crystal skulls attributed to the ancient cultures of South and Central America.  During World War 2 for radio sets.  Quartz is also widely used as a component in precision equipment, although now these are made inside a laboratory due to high demand.

Clear quartz has an organising and harmonising effect on all parts of the body with which it comes into contact.  It can be especially calming and will quickly restore a more balanced energy.  It also helps to dissipate all areas of imbalance and negativity and establishes calmness and clarity in the mind, making it a useful stone for meditation and healing techniques.  This crystal tends to amplify the quality of stones nearby.  It will amplify positive frequencies of energy, making coherent, life-enhancing energies more effective, while reducing or neutralising chaotic or unharmonious ones.  


Amethyst

 

One of the most popular semiprecious stones, amethyst is produced in a variety of transparent purple shades.

It is a common variety of quartz. Despite its popularity, amethyst is classed as semiprecious because of the rarity of gem-quality stones. When heated with intense heat, amethyst can change from purple to a yellow, brown or a green shade.  A lot of what you see being sold in the shops as citrine geodes is in fact heated amethyst. 

Amethyst is primarily a stone of the mind.  It helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion.  It also integrates and balances all systems of the body and this is why it is an important universal stone for meditation and other spiritual exercises, as it calms both the mind and the emotions while keeping awareness sharp and focused.  Your intuition is also enhanced.  There is a common belief that amethyst can prevent the worst effects of too much alcohol and aid with sleeping and those who suffer with nightmares.

Citrine

 

Citrine is a transparent yellow variety of quartz crystal that is valued as much for its warm colour as for its rarity.

Citrine occurs naturally where quartz recrystallises with iron inclusions.  It can vary in tone from a deep brown-orange to a pale lemon colour.  Natural yellow citrine is rare and so most commercial stones, such as those uses for jewellery making, are actually heat-treated amethysts. Like so many, its rarity and delicacy of colour has meant that citrine has long been a valuable gemstone.  The pale verities resemble other precious stones such as topaz.  During the Middle Ages, citrine was thought to carry the rays of the sun and so it was used as a remedy for people whose energy and moods became depressed during the winter months or dull days.

The most effective range of colour is the yellow citrine, which brings clarity and focus to the mind.  It is gently expansive, relaxing, comforting, increasing self-confidence and personal power. As a grounding stone citrine helps integrate these levels of intuition into everyday life.

Selenite

 

Selenite is named after a Greek goddess of the moon, Selene because of its gentle white lustre.

This is a transparent, gem-quality variety of the common mineral gypsum.  It forms long, blade-like crystals made up of parallel sheets of rock.  Gypsum is extremely soft and can be easily scratched.  It is formed from the evaporation of saltwater lakes and ancient seas.  The extreme delicacy of selenite severely limits its use – the stone has high water content and exposure to heat or a change of humidity can bend the crystals.  If left in water too long, selenite can easily separate into thin leaves.  Selenite is one of the best stones with which to bring about a rapid shift of energy.  It can quickly disperse accumulations of negativity in the aura, and will remove blockages and stagnant energy from the body.  Selenite also brings flexibility, spiritual insight and creativity.  It can be relaxing and eases bodily tension.

Rose Quartz

 

Considered to be one of the most powerful stones for emotional healing, Rose quartz is very popular and can be known as the ‘love stone’.

It is an uncommon variety of quartz and is very brittle, often containing many fractures.  Because of it high value, it is used almost exclusively for jewellery and ornamentation.  The pink colour is thought to derive from titanium or manganese oxides.  Rose quartz was highly valued in the classical world both for decoration purposes and healing qualities.  Seal rings for example still exist from the Roman era.  Rose quartz is an effective stone for reducing all aggravating or aggressive conditions.  It encourages better understanding and increases self-worth.  It also helps to neutralise the damage caused by poor self-image and a build up of emotional stress, both of which can prevent effective healing.  Placed close to the heart, large pieces of rose quartz can release stress and trauma rapidly.  Sometimes this process can cause discomfort so care should be taken to balance the release with calming and stabilizing stones.


Amber

 

Like citrine, amber is thought to carry the energy and warmth from the sun within its translucent depths.

Amber reflects the very beginnings of the planet Earth.  This is the fossilised resin that dripped from the pine trees of the forest that grew in the Tertiary Period, over 50 million years ago.  Damaged trees leaked resins that fell to the forest floor and were then covered up by deep sediments of sands and gravel.  After millions of years, erosion washed amber nodules down to the sea where they eventually washed upon coastlines.  Found in various parts of the world, including Germany, USA and Canada, but the Baltic Sea coasts are its most famous source.  Amber is very light and can be easily worked and has been a valuable jewel for thousands of years.  Amber is known as having electrical properties – static electricity is generated when a piece is rubbed.  It is thus no surprise that it benefits the electrical systems of the body.  Amber can improve the functions of the brain and nervous system, release anxiety and increase clarity of mind.  Its a stimulating compound but some (like myself) find that wearing it for longer than an hour creates irritation or over activity.  It can also be useful for detoxification and can alleviate depression.

Hematite


Hematite is seen as the sacred blood of Mother Earth and has been valued for longer than any other mineral.

Hematite is a common mineral forming from iron-rich water.  Crystals are uncommon; more often hematite forms kidney-shaped masses.  The high iron content of the mineral makes an important industrial source of iron.  In its metallic form, it was and still is used for jewellery and ornaments, but most precious was the fine-grained ochre – an earthy iron-rich compound used then and still to this day as a sacred red pigment.  With its iron content, hematite has a strengthening influence on the physical body – especially the blood, body temperature and circulatory system.  Of all the grounding stones, hematite is perhaps the surest – very few people fail to be brought down to a steady, focused state due to its stabilizing influence on the physical body. 

Traditionally, iron was held to be the only protection against the Faerie Kingdoms (think of Maleficent and how she was burned at the touch of iron), and today, hematite will prevent you from being taken “away with the fairies” or to use another colloquialism for an unfocused mind – feeling “spaced out”.  When used by a fully balanced personality, hematite can provide access to spirit travel and astral worlds.

Note: Some will tell you that it is magnetic and that this is a natural form but this is NOT the case.  When it is magnetic it has been manufacture in a laboratory and not naturally.

 

Blue Agate

 

The delicate and subtle bandings within this crystal make it one of the more popular of the agates.

Agates commonly form when volcanic rocks containing crevices and cavities become filled with quartz solutions as they cool.  Blue lace agate is considered a variety of quartz, albeit an uncommon one.  Each layer of agate crystallizes differently, depending on the conditions, temperature and impurities present so that the agate sizes and colours vary and the distinctive banding is created.  When not completely filled with bands of microcrystals, the centre of an agate can contain clear quartz, amethyst or smoky quartz crystals.  As agate is harder than the surrounding bedrock it can often be found in topsoil and on beaches as individual nodules.  In pre-Christian times in Scandinavia and Denmark, blue lace agate was dedicated to Nerthus the Earth Mother.  If you want to improve your communicative abilities, then wear or carry blue lace agate and is especially useful if you struggle to express your emotions without getting upset.  If you have noisy children, a howling dog or screeching cat, keep a bowl of crystals in each room close by and you will soon notice the volume of communication will lower.  Some people will pace a small blue lace agate stone on the tops of frames of those serving in the armed forces to help keep them safe.  Blue lace agate can be used wherever there is aggravation or a build up of energy causing pain, irritation or inflammation. 

 

Orange Carnelian


A stone of gentle healing, carnelian exudes a warmth that is both soothing and very powerful.


Carnelian is a variety of quartz known as chalcedony.  This forms in a different manner from clear quartz, in tightly packed layers or rounded aggregates fibres that allow chalcedony to exist in such a variety of colours and shades.  Almost all have been given their own names – example; carnelian and jasper.  The ancient Egyptians called carnelian the setting sun.  They associated it with the fertile menstrual blood of mother goddess Isis.  They would draw or engrave the symbol (called tjet) representing the girdle on carnelian or red jasper when seeking help from Isis.  You can draw the tjet in incense-stick smoke over a carnelian if you need help with improving fertility. 


It is believed to aid female fertility, IVF and artificial insemination, PMS, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, kidneys, colds, cuts, wounds, blood disorders, heart palpitations, hay fever and recovery after illness.  As a healing stone, carnelian will encourage the natural healing abilities of the body.  This is partly because it energises the sacral chakra where stress and trauma tends to become lodged.  Carnelian helps to gently release these imbalances even if they have been present for a number for years.  Orange is the best colour to use where shock, an accident or illness have occurred.  Where there is rigidity, stiffness or inflammation it will help restore the correct energy flow.  On an emotional level it can help you overcome sexual anxieties, failure to reach an orgasm as well as eating disorders.


Smoky Quartz 


Smoky Quartz Crystals are some of the premier grounding and anchoring stones. These stones are strongly protective and are excellent stones for all of us to keep within our aura at all times.

If you are a spiritual worker such as a clairvoyant... you may take advantage of this stones ability as a stone of psychic protection, to both protect you from negativity and transmute the energy... by grounding it back down into the earth.

If you are on a spiritual quest and have been working on any of your metaphysical or psychic abilities... it is possible you may have become ungrounded. This stone is purpose built to solve that problem... as it will bring you down to earth quickly.


Because natural Smoky quartz is naturally irradiated... it is a helpful stone for those undergoing radiation treatment to keep close to them. It has the ability to amplify the healing outcomes for those who are receiving these treatments.

It offers protection from many types of negativity in the environment. If you are feeling unhappy or are in a bad mood and pick up one of these Smoky Quartz Crystals... you will find your good humour seems to return very quickly.

These stones will absorb an enormous amount of negativity from many different sources... so they are particularly good stones to use for psychic-protection.

Although these natural crystals may ground most of the negativity that they absorb into the earth chakra... it is still advisable to regularly cleanse the stones you are using... and fortunately cleaning quartz crystals is very easy.

Natural Smoky quartz is a powerful stone to use for physical healing. It is both an earth star chakra stone, and a base or root chakra stone.

Its strong energy moves down from the base chakra through the earth star chakra and will ground you to Mother Gaia.

One of the benefits of natural Smoky Quartz is that... being a quartz crystal, it has a strong ability to amplify the energy of not only itself... but also any other stones you may combine with it.


Smoky Quartz is one of the seven stones that make up Super Seven or Melody's stone.


Sometimes natural Citrine is sold as Smoky Quartz Citrine and it may be a lighter more yellowish color. Smoky Quartz Citrine may have the attributes of both stones, but you need to be intuitive when selecting the stone you require. Natural Citrine crystals are wonderful stones for attracting abundance and prosperity... so they are powerful stones in their own right.  Smoky quartz crystals come in a number of crystal configurations, such as the lovely Temple Heart Dow shown on the left... an example of a fairly uncommon but very powerful quartz formation.  You may choose to use a piece of this stone daily, as part of your crystal meditation, and afterwards... if it a small piece, keep it on your body.

Spiritual grounding is a very important part of doing any spiritual work... so this is a very useful and wonderful stone to wear upon your body... especially if you are doing any spiritual work or healing.

In addition having one of these stones in the environment is very helpful. If you work on a computer, having one next to it will help to remove the electromagnetic energy that will be created in the room. Just make sure that you regularly cleanse your crystals... especially those which you are using to remove negativity... so that they will remain functioning at their best.


Green Aventurine


Like most green crystals they are heart chakra stones and will help in the area of love relationships as well. One application where you may use any of the varieties, is to meditate with them, as this may boost your ability to handle life changes. As they contain quartz crystal this will amplify the energy of the inclusion within them during meditation.

These green stones have a lovely energy that has the capacity to aid you in releasing anxiety... so using them is a good way to relieve stress. These crystals are known to also be stones that aid your prosperity. They are known as a stone of luck and will help you to manifest money if that is what you want.

Due to the Green Fuchsite within the stone... this lovely green crystal is one of the stones that will help you to make contact with elemental beings. Where you have plants growing will attract the members of the Devic kingdom.


These beings that live within the "green" areas around your home may be attracted by the energy of these green healing stones, as they feel the Green Aventurine stones vibration.Many are unaware of the presence of these beings. If the energy and health of your gardens and other green areas is high... the more likely elemental beings may be living there.These beings will aid you in living your life better... so do all that you can to encourage them to be present near your home. These stones have strong health benefits that aid blood pressure, and are said to aid the health of the physical heart. They have an anti-inflammatory effect... and aid skin eruptions and allergic conditions.


Green Aventurine stones have the ability to absorb environmental pollution.

The general energy of your home will be improved by having this green quartz crystal in as many places as possible.

All of these stones, including the rough stones are powerful to have in your office near your electronic equipment to remove electromagnetic smog.

Wearing the lovely Green Aventurine Stones may increase the degree of your optimism for living... and may help with building self confidence in many areas of life.

Most people are looking for abundance and prosperity in life so it is excellent to know there are stones that will aid you with this area.


Bloodstone


As its name suggests it is associated with the blood and is believed to be an excellent blood purifier. In addition it is said to help clear toxin from the body, benefiting the liver, kidneys and bladder, and to strengthen the heart and the circulation. Bloodstone can also be a powerful aid to revitalisation when the body and mind are exhausted.

Bloodstone is a strong grounding and protecting stone and is believed to promote love and understanding between friends, resulting in the building of solid friendships.  Bloodstones are excellent stones for aiding you to feel a stronger sense of determination, as they help you to regain your personal power.


These stones have strong metaphysical properties, and their vibration will aid you to find within yourself a deep sense of spiritual tenacity.  They will build courage and strength of mind, to do what needs to be done within your individual reality. If you have been fearful or vacillating when you need to take action... the energy of these stones gives you the confidence to face your challenges. They were known in olden times as Heliotrope, and were popular as they raise self esteem. It was believed that if you carried one of these stones you might avoid dangerous situations.

In the past there were various tales told about the stone. Some of what we have been told... this ancient lore... we now see has validity. Historically this stone was associated with the 'blood of Christ', and with the legendary concept of noble sacrifice.  Those of you who use Bloodstones may find that it may stimulate within many of you, the urge to embrace 'Christ consciousness'... the desire to live your life in a way that is your highest and best, with honesty and integrity.  These stones were also believed to have magical and mystical powers, and they were reported to be an 'audible oracle'... meaning that they gave off a sound as a way of guiding the user.  The name Bloodstone comes from the Greek word meaning 'sun turner', as Pliny was said to have used a mirror made from Bloodstone to view eclipses


If you are feeling timid or fearful in any way, these stones may instil courage, strength and tenacity within you. Their vibration will aid you to dissipate any confusion, and will assist you to become more peaceful and serene. Bloodstones have a strong vibration that will repulse negativity from the auric field, and create positive energy as they bring your energy body into balance.  These stones work predominantly within the base chakra, but also within both the heart chakra and the navel or sacral chakra.  Their energy resonates within the base chakra and this makes them strong stones for spiritual grounding... and they will assist you to live your life more in touch with the earth and its energy. This energy will help you to face challenges around the concept of death... and this is powerful, as every one of us will one day, have to face this issue.  The energy of the Bloodstone will help you to be true to yourself... even when the going gets tough. They help you to face loneliness and to make tough decisions... and to follow what you know in your heart is the right course of action.  This is a stone that will benefit you to wear on your body... as its vibration has many favourable qualities. It will provide comfort and encouragement... as you find the courage to move forward in your life and do what you need to do. Its energy aids the emotional body... and works within the heart chakra.  Bloodstone jewellery is easy to wear as it is an interesting color, and some of stones have colours within them, that are very eye-catching.  Once you begin to wear this stone and your enhanced creativity blossoms... 


There are so many more, (too mant to list) however, if there is a particular crystal you would like more information on, get in touch with me through the 'Contact Me' form and I will send you a detailed email with everything you need to know.


Bright Blessings Jx



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