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Crystals & their Healing Properties

Crystals have been used for healing since ancient times, and many religious texts reference crystals and their healing properties.

We can trace the history of crystals and metals back to the Stone Age. People of that time melted and cast gold to make jewelry. The ancient Egyptians did so with Tutenkamon’s sarcophagus and in making casts of scarab beetles. The ancient Indians (of India) did so with their jewelry, the ancient Romans and Greeks with coins, face masks, and ornaments, and the ancient Chinese with seals and carved ink stamps.


About 4000 years ago, a hieroglyphic papyrus described a medical treatment using a gemstone. In 1500 B.C., a complete therapeutic manuscript, known as the “Papyrus Ebers,” was discovered in Egypt. It offers prescriptions containing gemstones and minerals. The original Papyrus Ebers manuscript contains a lot of information. It makes for fascinating reading! 

Some of the earliest gems used were Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Amber, Turquoise, Jade, Tiger’s Eye, Serpentine, and Chrysoberyls.

How to wear your stones:

The left side of your body is the receptive side, which is about tuning in to your feminine intuition. So, when you wear crystals, the left side is more sensitive and receives energy from outside yourself. 

Wearing stones on your right side, the masculine side of the body helps with productivity and motivates you to action.

Be aware of which finger you wear your crystals on because your fingers are the most expressive part of your body:

  • Ideally, crystals should not be worn on the thumb, as the thumb represents your freedom and should not be blocked.

  • The pointer fingers direct - communication, goals, dreams & desires.

  • The Middle finger is - an intuitive, inspirational finger, so only add a crystal if you want to stimulate your intuition or inspiration.

  • The Ring finger represents creative stimulation and, on the left side, love. It is also the finger that sends vibes straight to your heart.

  • Little finger - finger of change or opportunity.

How to absorb your crystal's healing properties

There are other ways to absorb their healing properties; the simplest way is to wear the crystal. Each crystal offers unique benefits and can be strategically placed on the body or within your environment to maximize its healing properties and align with its esoteric meanings. Whether worn as jewellery, carried as pocket stones, or used in meditation, these crystals can be tools for physical, emotional, and spiritual enhancement.

You can put the following crystals into a jug of water to drink the crystal-infused water. I add these crystals to a jug of filtered water. Not all crystals can be used as an elixir in water, as many are toxic if ingested.

Crystal Elixir Water

Clear glass jug

1 washed clear quartz

1 washed rose quartz

1 washed amethyst

Place your jug somewhere bright, and add your crystals to it. Once you start drinking this water, notice how your body feels.

Full Moon Charged Crystal Water

Wash and add crystals to a clear jug of water

Rose Quartz

or amethyst

or clear quartz

Leave it overnight in the moonlight and drink over the next few days

How to cleanse your crystals:

You have probably read many different ways to cleanse your crystals, the most important point being that they DO need to be cleansed. Crystals hold energy, especially when they hold or draw negative energy away from you or your home, so washing them is important. If they are too big to carry and wash or fragile, you can use smoke from incense or a smudge stick to cleanse them.

  • I blend a cleansing spray to cleanse larger crystals or my home. To buy your cleansing spray, click here

  • Wash under running water

  • Charge in the full moonlight by placing it on the ground overnight

  • Place your crystals in a bowl of rice overnight

What crystals to use:

  • Jasper: Often called the "supreme nurturer", Jasper sustains and supports during times of stress, bringing tranquility and wholeness. It aligns the chakras and can be placed on the base chakra to promote grounding and stability. It's known to enhance stamina and endurance, making it ideal for prolonged challenges. It is a good stone to use for protection and clearing negativity. If you are feeling spacey or overthinking, it can help you ground.

  • Carnelian: This stone is a powerhouse for vitality and motivation, It is said to boost fertility and stimulate sexuality. Carnelian resonates with the sacral chakra, enhancing creativity and restoring vitality. Place it on this chakra to inspire courage and overcome negative conditioning. It helps to balance our emotions when we are feeling overwhelmed by them.

  • Rose Quartz is the stone of self-love, reminding us of the treasure within! It nurtures the heart chakra, healing emotional wounds. It is also believed to attract romantic love. Rose quartz can be placed on the heart chakra or worn as a necklace to enhance relationships and encourage a peaceful aura. Wear it if you are working on self-acceptance or a practice of self-love. It is known as the stone of gentle love!

  • Amethyst: Known for its protective and purifying properties, it helps ward off negative influences and cleanse one’s energy field of psychic debris. It stimulates the third eye chakra, enhancing intuition and spiritual wisdom. Place Amethyst on this chakra during meditation for spiritual growth and insight. It is known as the stone of spiritual contentment and meditation.

  • Tiger's Eye: This stone is celebrated for granting courage, maintaining balance, and enhancing decision-making. Resonating with the solar plexus chakra, it helps manifest ideas into reality and gives courage in times of change. Holding or placing the Tiger's Eye on the solar plexus can promote digestive health. It can be used to enhance intuitive abilities and keep us grounded simultaneously. It helps balance the yin/yang or masculine/feminine energy within the body.

  • Clear Quartz: Clear Quartz is considered a "master healer," amplifying energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It can be used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all chakras. Place Clear Quartz anywhere on the body for overall balance and healing. It can be used to harmonize the mind with our emotions. It is known as the stone of power and was used during the time of Atlantis.

  • Citrine: Known as the "merchant's stone," Citrine is believed to attract wealth, prosperity, and success. It energizes every level of life and effectively stimulates the solar plexus chakra, enhancing personal power and energy. Carry or wear Citrine to attract positive outcomes. It can open the solar plexus chakra so that we can step into our power and creativity. It clears muted areas of our auric field and brings clarity.

  • Malachite: Malachite is a stone of transformation that promotes growth and building strength. It works extensively with the heart chakra to draw out impurities and stimulate emotional and spiritual healing. Place it on the heart chakra to foster deep emotional healing and clear past emotional traumas. It has been used to transfer sacred information throughout history, allowing sacred wisdom to evolve.

  • Turquoise: Historically used as a protective shield for ancient warriors, Turquoise promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds. Place it on the throat chakra to foster honest and clear communication from the heart. When used in meditation, this stone allows the monkey mind to quieten, allowing us to access deeper states of meditation. Turquoise is a master healing stone.

  • Obsidian: Obsidian shields against negativity and emotional blockages as a protective stone. It promotes clarity, strength, and compassion when facing adversity. Place Obsidian near the root chakra or hold it during meditation for grounding and protection.

  • Tourmaline: Tourmaline comes in various colours, each with unique properties, but commonly, it's used for grounding and protection from electromagnetic frequencies. Black Tourmaline is ideal for the root chakra, helping to enhance physical well-being and spiritual grounding. African shamans have used tourmaline to help us awaken from the illusion that we are separate from the Divine and the universe. It helps us see that we are not separate but part of the Divine whole.

  • Smoky Quartz: Known for its grounding capabilities, smokey quartz neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels. Place it at the root chakra to anchor spiritual energy and gently neutralize negative emotions. It helps clear the mind, especially when we overthink things. It is known as the stone of cooperation, unifying energy towards the same goal.

  • Orange Calcite: This bright crystal energizes and cleanses the lower chakras of energy blockages. It's excellent for expanding one's creativity and overcoming depression. Hold or place Orange Calcite on the sacral chakra to integrate the spiritual realm with the physical body. Calcite is known as the world teacher of humanity, bringing awareness and appreciation for nature and her creative forces.

  • Pearls: Symbolizing purity, spiritual transformation, and wisdom gained through experience, pearls enhance personal integrity and help focus attention. Wear close to the skin, especially around the neck, to absorb Pearls' calming and centering energies. Pearls are known as stones of sincerity, inviting truth to any situation.

  • Aquamarine: Known for its soothing energies and ability to calm nerves, Aquamarine also clarifies perception and clears confusion. It's beneficial for the throat chakra, enhancing clear communication and self-expression. Wear it as a necklace to promote verbal expression. Aquamarine is known as the stone of courage and can shield the auric field.

  • Emerald: Emerald is often associated with fidelity, sincerity, and love. It enhances unity and unconditional love and promotes friendship. Place over the heart chakra to heal emotions and enhance relationships. Emerald is the stone for successful love and encourages loyalty within self and others.

  • Ruby: Ruby stimulates the heart chakra and promotes positive dreams. It is incredibly vigorous, imparting vitality and strength to the wearer. Wear a Ruby on or near the heart chakra to stimulate emotional and physical vitality. Ruby is known as the stone of nobility, it helps with decision-making and is a great protective stone.

  • Tanzanite: This rare gem activates the third eye chakra, enhancing spiritual awareness and psychic power. It brings deep wisdom and insight, making it ideal for spiritual exploration. Place Tanzanite on the third eye during meditation to deepen psychic abilities and enhance spiritual connection. It is also known for transforming negative energies into positive ones and for connecting the heart and mind. Tanzanite is the stone of magic helping us tap into the universal knowing field and understand the messages from Source.

If you would like to join our classes or workshops on crystals and their healing properties look at our events page.

To read more about crystals, here are some good books:

  • Love is in the Earth- Melody

  • The Crystal Bible - Judy Hall

  • Encyclopedia of Crystals - Judy Hall

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