Crystals: The Basics
I've noticed over the few months you guys absolutely LOVE crystals, especially the raw cut, unique pieces I've been getting my hands on. I'm forever getting questions with regards to their healing properties, powers and backgrounds behind them, what I would personally advise to buy etc. So I thought i'd write a blog about these beauties and what they have to offer you, both mentally and physically.
Lots of people are still extremely sceptic when it comes to crystals as a form of medicine, yet most are attracted to their magnificent colours, textures and shimmer. When it comes to scientific support to back this up, there isn't a great deal to be honest, which is why its really important to keep a clear, open mind as to what crystal works best for you.
How do I know which crystal is right for me?
Here's the thing; only you know what crystal is right for you. Yes, there's guides (like the one I've written below) and it does help to have a bit of knowledge as to what each one holds for you, but take a look at them all and see which one your attracted to the most.
For example, I've been attracted to Amethyst ever since I was a little girl. I don't even know why, it just made me feel really special. Even to this day I carry amethyst stones in a small bag in my handbag.
Here are some of the most popular crystals and their healing abilities.
Most of the darker stones are more aided towards protection.
Types of Crystals
A beautiful pale pink in colour, this is said to be the stone of love. Not just for other people, this encourages self love, self care and self worth. This stone is full of restoring trust and harmony within others, and it is said that in times of grief this brings great comfort.
Crystal clear, this is said to be the most avid healer of all; The 'Master Healer'. This stone helps towards helping you concentrate and aiding your memory. Physically, it can stimulate the immune system.
Deep, black in colour - this stone is the ultimate protection tool. It's highly fuelled with shields of physical and emotional activity. This is a very strong, powerful stone. Physically, it is said to help relieve stomach pain.
Burnt orange/brown in colour, its simply beautiful. If you are quite nervous, anxious and full of self doubt, this stone maybe the one for you. This gives you that ultimate confidence boost needed for those big events you are building up to in your life, or maybe just to overcome a small fear. This stone is also full of balance, which will essentially make it easier for you to make clearer decisions.
A glistening yellow colour, this stone is set to bring happiness, joy and warmth into your life. It grabs all those negative vibes and charges them into positivity and love. Everyone needs some of this in their lives. It is also said to help get your creative juices flowing.
An enchanting purple in colour, its said to be an extremely protective, purifying and healing stone. it aids rid the mind of negative thoughts, clear your head, and even helps with insomnia. Physically this stone is said to relive pains and stresses, and to cleanse ones blood.
A cream/sand like colour, this stone is said to encourage your strength. There's a lot of positivity in this stone; it is said to bring you good fortune, positive thinking and tonnes of inspiration.
Fluorite absorbs and neutralises any negative energies and stresses you may have. Fluorite increases the powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making. It encourages positive thoughts within us, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally.
Opalite improves communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. It removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians. It also helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds. It engenders persistence and gives us strength in verbalising our hidden feelings.
An enchanting blue colour; this stone promotes calmness, spirituality, aids emotional balance and in turn helps to prevent panic attacks. It's also said that Soladite helps boost your immune system.
This stone is all about balance. Unlike Obsidian, this stone helps you overcome loneliness and feelings of self doubt. It also helps you to 'look at the bigger picture'. It also helps release those stressful thinking patterns.
This stone promotes balance, calmness and spirituality. It aids towards banishing those negative energies that may come your way. Smoky Quartz is extremely powerful, like the White Quartz.