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The Give-Away is quite apt as this week I am going to share a little about healing crystals and in the next few posts we'll delve further into crystal healing, the Chakras and Kundalini. I know the latter is not very witchy per se however, the knowledge is very useful nevertheless.
Below is a list of 'common' or readily available crystal stones. Obviously I can't put photo's in as the post would go on forever. There are lots of very good online Crystal Stores and at the bottom of the post there are a few links for UK buyers only (as I live in the UK)
There is a consensus that you need to touch and hold the crystal to know whether you are 'attuned' to it. I think this is very valid if you have the opportunity to buy this way, but if not then the only other way is online. I like to buy from sellers where the picture on the site is the actual crystal you're getting, you know instantly if you are drawn to a crystal even if it is just a photo, so this works too.
Gem lore and legend of many readily available crystals
(This is not a substitute for medical treatment, should you happen to need it)
Letter Code: The letters in brackets after the text relate to the matching chakra for each stone, see chakra diagram below for correct placement.
(a) = Root Chakra 1 (b) = Sacral Chakra 2 (c) = Solar Plexus Chakra 3 (d) = Heart Chakra 4 (e) = Throat Chakra 5 (f) = Third Eye Chakra 6 (g) = Crown Chakra 7 (0) = Can be applied to any Chakra (X) = Chakra Application depends upon unique colour of the stone
Agate - distinguishes the truth, acceptance of circumstances, a powerful emotional healer (e,X)
Amazonite - aligns astral bodies, unity with life, enhances creative expressions and thoughts (e)
Amber - calming for hyperactivity, stressed nerves, helps to find joy & humour (b)
Amethyst - encourages inner peace, aids addictive behaviour, transforms energies (f,g)
Ametrine - dispels negativity, helps with decision making, good meditative aid, stress reliever (c,f,g)
Angelite - protects, strengthens weakened organs, excellent stone for creativity (e)
Apache Tear - grants forgiveness, assists with understanding of distress, grounding (a)
Apatite - good for communication, highly psychic, controls weight gain (X)
Apophyllite - loving attunement to body & spirit, stimulates intuition, enhances third eye (f,g)
Aquamarine - banishes fears, calms nerves, and imparts strength and control (e)
Aventurine - liberation, strong legs and joints, helps in career change (d)
Blue Lace Agate - expands consciousness, soothing, wise, self-expression (e)
Bloodstone - prevents high blood pressure, cleanser of body, supports decision making (a)
Calcite - assists memory, balances mental & emotional, yin & yang (X)
Carnelian - releases sorrowfulness, envy, fear, apathy & anger (b)
Celestite - clears speech, personal expression, highly spiritual, high vibrational energy (e)
Chalcedony - expression of emotional needs, honesty, eases regret (b)
Chrysocolla - communication, female energy, creativity (d,e,f)
Chrysophrase - inhibits depression, increases grace and equilibrium, restores balance (d)
Citrine - cleanses auras, detoxifies the body, helps tissue regeneration, wealth stone (b)
Diamond - brings forth purity, harmony, and love, also brings abundance (g,X)
Diopside - brings needed tears, heals trauma, aids regression (d)
Fluorite - aids comprehension, strengthens teeth and bones, stabilizing and calming (X)
Garnet - increases health, fidelity, imagination, balances energy flow (a,d)
Gold - purifying, healing, balancing, draws honours, male energy (c)
Hematite - grounding, encourages common sense & level headedness (a)
Howlite - combines reasoning, observation & patience, providing for discernment (f,g)
Iolite - gives accurate visions, releases discord, fortifies liver, soul connector (g)
Jade - reduces eyestrain, negativity, helps longevity, dreams, lucky (d)
Jasper - powerful all round healer, protects against negativity (X)
Jet - dispels migraines, illness, violence, deep depression, protects finances (a)
Labradorite - brings recognition of destiny, connects spirit with the natural elements (f,g)
Lapis Lazuli - strengthens total awareness, ESP, skeleton, thyroid, creativity, wealth (f)
Malachite - lucky money stone, aids sleep, asthma, labour (d)
Moonstone - lucky love stone, calming, introspective, assists with emotional release (b)
Obsidian - abolishes gullibility, offers objectivity, protective, grounding (a)
Onyx - relieves tension & grief, strengthens self-control & ethics (a)
Opal - recalls past lives, aids inner beauty, faithfulness, eyesight (g)
Peridot - opens new doors, removes stress, fear, guilt, triggers personal growth (d)
Prehnite - balances chakras, enhances personal relationships (c,d)
Pyrite - increases memory, concentration, spiritual and psychic ability, awareness, (a)
Quartz – a programmable stone, breaks bad habits, headaches, channelling stone (0,X)
Rhodochrosite - strengthens mental power, finds new love (d)
Rose Quartz – love, reduces weight, wrinkles, increases self-assurance, (d)
Ruby - mental clarity, improves circulation, protective (a,d)
Sapphire - motivator, strengthens loyalty, highly evolved spiritual stone (f,g,X)
Selenite - flexibility, decision-making, clarity, strengthens spinal column (g)
Silver - energy conductor, eases stress & improves speech, female energy (0)
Smokey Quartz - relieves depression, tension, balances sexual energies (a)
Sodalite - prophetic dreaming, endocrine system, eliminates confusion (f)
Sunstone - dissipates fearfulness, increases vitality, spiritual growth, positive outlook (c)
Tigers Eye - psychic protector, excellent for business, helps achieve clarity (X)
Topaz - tissue regeneration, kidneys and bladder, enhances understanding (a,X)
Turquoise - friendship, mental relaxation, respiratory system, calming (e)
Tourmaline - relieves fatigue, anemia, increases success & love (X)
Unakite - boosts sense of personal power, converts the negative into the positive (d)
Zincite - removal of energy blockages, cleansing, brings together liked-minded souls (b,c)
Chakra Placements on the Body
As you can see from the above diagram, the 7 main Chakras placements are very easy to locate, but more about that next week (I'll add a link so you'll be able to navigate the pages).
As for use of crystals in spells, this is the fun part.
Uses for Crystals in Spells
Firstly and foremost crystals can be used in mojo bags as we saw in an earlier post
Above is a classic example.
Also you can make gem elixirs and room sprays (more about that in another post).
Crystals are also used in
So as you can see there are many many uses for mother natures gems and as we progress I'll share more information, as the subject is as broad as it is long!
There you have a brief introduction, and I say brief because we are only scratching the surface today however I think there is more than enough information to keep you going for a week.
If you have any thoughts or information you'd like to share, please leave a comment or if there is anything in particular you'd like know, just ask and I'll do my best to answer any queries.
I hope you've enjoyed this weeks post and I'll be back next week with another installment of Witchy Wednesday.
Until then, be good and if you can't be good be careful!
Links to UK Online Crystal Retailers:
(I am in NO way affiliated with any of the shops below)
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