Crown Chakra Crystals

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is all about higher consciousness, spiritual evolution, dissolution of karma, and soul purpose. When the crown chakra is balanced, one experiences a heightened connection with the divine; emotions such as bliss and ecstasy; detachment from ego and egoic concerns; and a sense of spiritual unity with “all that is.” When the crown chakra is imbalanced, it may cause spaciness and/or detachment from one’s body; a poor connection to the divine; a lack of faith (or contrarily, an obsession with spirituality); hubris; and close-mindedness.

One way to balance the crown chakra is by using high-vibration crystals and stones. The crown chakra is associated with the colors white, clear, gold, and deep purple. Many brow chakra stones are also crown chakra stones, so some of those that I covered in my last post are multi-purpose, including amethyst and chevron amethyst, arfvedsonite, azurite and K2 stone, dumortierite, and sugilite. Generally speaking, though, most white and clear crystals will work with the crown chakra. This is just a sampling of crystals and stones that will work, so please continue to use your favorite if you’re so guided. The crystals and stones mentioned here also have many more metaphysical attributes; I’ve focused on the specific crown chakra uses.

APOPHYLLITE: Apophyllite is the “dreamer’s stone,” inspiring spiritual awakening during dreamtime as well as the understanding of “all that is.” Apophyllite assists one in connecting to higher realms and ushers in high-vibration light energy. Apophyllite brings understanding of the underlying cause of one’s issues, allowing one to use the newfound clarity to make changes for one’s highest good. Apophyllite is calming, soothing, and inspiring.

Green apophyllite, in addition to the above, enables one to open one’s heart, filtering out harmful energy and allowing for happiness, peace, and love to come in.

CACOXENITE: Cacoxenite is a secondary mineral that frequently occurs with amethyst or quartz. A stone of spiritual ascension, cacoxenite repairs the lightbody and auric field while enabling one to integrate new spiritual information. Cacoxenite eggs are useful for performing distance attunements and activations. Cacoxenite inspires change, insisting that one’s life be of the highest authenticity; in so doing, it inspires one to follow one’s true life purpose.

Cacoxenite with quartz works as a wonderful manifestation tool. When occurring with amethyst, cacoxenite spurs innovative ideas and creations. Cacoxenite with amethyst will hold both the properties of cacoxenite and the properties of amethyst, making it particularly helpful for the upper chakras (see my earlier post about the brow chakra if you’re interested in reading more about amethyst).

CHAROITE: Charoite is a rare mineral from Russia that helps us to shed fear-based and egoic thinking, connect to the higher realms, and embody the violet ray of healing to recover from harmful habits, addictions, and behavioral issues. Charoite helps one to see the truth of “all that is,” reducing selfish expression and judgments in favor of generosity and a drive to help humanity. Charoite stimulates psychic phenomena and connects its user to the Akashic Records, to Spirit, and to one’s higher self. Charoite is helpful for connecting with Archangel Michael.

DANBURITE: Danburite is an amazing crystal for connecting to Source energy, for true spiritual understanding, and for enlightenment. Danburite is an effective amplifer for Reiki and other energy work; it also cleanses the aura. Danburite encourages angelic contact, especially through clairaudience, and it motivates progress in one’s spiritual journey. It aids both written and verbal channeling.

Danburite helps one to move past grief, sadness, and anxiety. Danburite is a karmic cleanser that enables one to understand past patterns and shed them in favor of future progress. Danburite is highly energizing and activating for some, so take care while sleeping (except for yellow danburite, which is said to inspire lucid dreaming).

HERKIMER DIAMONDS: Found only in Herkimer, New York, herkimer diamonds are a type of water-clear double-terminated clear quartz. Herkimer diamonds are crystals of manifestation that encourage contact with Spirit (especially elemental realms), increase clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities, and heighten awareness of one’s gifts and purpose.

Tremendous for self-esteem, herkimer diamonds inspire one to accept one’s gifts and share them with the world. Herkimer diamonds are highly protective, particularly when paired with grounding stones such as smoky quartz or hematite; this effect is due in large part to the amplification properties of Herkimer diamonds.

OPTICAL CALCITE: Optical calcite is a stone of facilitation, easing angelic communication, distance energy work, and self-actualization. Optical calcite amplifies intentions while softening any ego-based thinking, enabling one to focus on the highest good for all. Optical calcite cleanses the auric field, balances all chakras, and assists one in the discernment of spiritual knowledge and in the integration of such. Optical calcite clears energy blocks and removes fear-based thinking, encouraging personal and spiritual growth. Optical calcite is a particularly powerful study aid, stimulating clarity and understanding.

SELENITE: Selenite, mineralogical name gypsum, is a potent energetic cleanser that aids in clearing, balancing, and aligning one’s entire energy system. Named for the Greek moon goddess Selene, selenite cleanses other crystals and naturally purifies the entire area where the selenite is kept.* A grid made of selenite within the home is particularly beneficial for peace, happiness, and protection from harmful energy.

Selenite stimulates the desire for higher consciousness by transforming pessimism into optimism, fear into hope, and pain into healing. Selenite assists in Reiki and other energy work modalities, removing harmful and discordant energy while inspiring healing and the integration of new light codes.

*Many insist that selenite does not need energetic cleansing itself. In my experience, although cleansing may not be strictly necessary, selenite can always benefit from some extra TLC. Cleansing is needed more frequently if you’re using your selenite for energy healing or for the cleansing of particularly dense energy.

Take care with selenite around water. The polish of some selenite will deteriorate, and the selenite itself can degrade over time when exposed to water, particularly salt water or chemical-laden water. If you do wish to rinse selenite in water for any reason, make sure that the water you use is clean and filtered to avoid degradation of the selenite. My personal recommendation is to cleanse selenite using a method other than water.

**Note: Information is intuitive in nature and should not be relied on in place of medical or psychological treatment. Crystals and stones are a complementary therapy designed to be used in concert with your existing medical plan; I do not recommend the use of crystals and stones in place of traditional medical and/or psychological care.

Third Eye Chakra Crystals

The brow chakra is also called the third eye chakra and is located between the eyebrows. The brow chakra is all about intuition, psychic ability, soul vision, clairvoyance, imagination, spirituality, and connection with the subconscious. An open and balanced brow chakra will enable one to grow their intuition and spiritual vision; experience psychic phenomena; sense and discern subtle energy; communicate with other realms; notice and remember synchronicities and dreams; and understand angelic, ancestral, and elemental guidance for one’s life.

An imbalanced brow chakra results in closed vision, poor memory, unfocused concentration; reduced ability to notice and remember synchronicities and dreams, difficulty in sensing energy; and physical issues such as headaches, vision problems, and insomnia.

One way to balance the brow chakra is to use crystals and stones. There are many stones available for the brow chakra, and they’re all very high-vibration. I’ve included just a few here. When you’re working with any brow chakra stones or doing any psychic work, make sure to use a grounding stone or two! My best recommendations for grounding during third eye work are smoky quartz and black tourmaline, with hematite being a close third. Personally, I keep both a smoky quartz and a hematite at my feet when I’m doing any psychic or energy work–I find that I can actually go up a little higher if I’m sufficiently grounded, contradictory though it sounds. I always have a black tourmaline in the room with me, too, to prevent against harmful energies in and between different dimensions. Check out my post from a few weeks ago on Crystals & Stones for Psychic Protection if you’d like more on that topic.

These are just a few of the stones available, and many dark blue, indigo, and purple stones will help to balance the brow chakra also. If you have a favorite, please continue to use it! There are many different alternatives, and people are generally drawn to use what’s best for them. Also, keep in mind that these stones have many other properties as well–I’ve focused in on specific brow chakra properties here.

AMETHYST: Amethyst is a macrocrystalline quartz that amplifies psychic abilities; improves dreamwork and quality of sleep; protects; and may calm headaches, migraines, anxiety, and stress. Amethyst is said to protect against intoxication. Amethyst inspires soul-based vision and magnifies our ability to connect to and understand messages of the higher realms. Because it’s so calming, amethyst is an excellent meditation crystal, helping one to soothe any fears or judgments and to detach from situations and expectations. Amethyst, especially high-vibration amethyst like Brandberg and Vera Cruz amethyst, assists one in accessing the violet ray of healing associated with Archangel Zadkiel and with ascended master St. Germain. The violet ray is tremendously helpful for spiritual progression and for significant healing in relationships with self and with others.

ARFVEDSONITE: Arfvedsonite is a somewhat rare amphibole mineral that assists with spiritual vision and the organization and structure of steps needed to achieve one’s soul purpose. Arfvedsonite is a stone of psychic balance and manifestation, helping one to increase pyschic phenomena while stimulating the understanding that detachment and grounding are needed for ultimate mastery. Arfvedsonite assists with psychic protection, higher realm contact and communication, and comprehension of one’s spiritual truth. Arfvedsonite encourages us to step into the world with our blinders off and our eyes peeled for opportunities to improve not only ourselves but those around us.

AZURITE & K2 STONE: Azurite is a copper carbonate mineral that is beneficial for clairvoyance, clairaudience, and claircognizance, causing one to have increased experiences of psychic phenomenon while reducing the tendency that one has to dismiss those experiences. Azurite assists one in connecting to the angelic and elemental realms. Its high copper content magnifies connection with Spirit and makes azurite an excellent go-to for sending Reiki energy or for performing divination work. Azurite deepens perspective, allowing one to intake in much knowledge with great understanding in a short period of time. Azurite is useful for astral travel and for dreamwork. Azurite may assist with tinnitus and other ear problems, concentration, memory, and arthritis.

K2 Stone is a stone found only on the K2 mountain in the Karakoram Moutain Range between Pakistan and China. K2 consists of azurite orbs in a granite matrix and holds the properties of both azurite and granite (for metaphysical properties of granite, please refer back to my post on Crystals & Stones for the Root Chakra).* Some K2 has malachite inclusions as well. K2 is particularly beneficial because the granite adds a strong grounding influence to the azurite, enabling one to ascend higher while remaining firmly planted on Earth. K2 is extremely calming and may be helpful for muscle and joint pain, headaches, and memory disorders.

DUMORTIERITE: Dumortierite is a silicate mineral that spurs confidence in oneself and one’s abilities and encourages one to stand up for one’s beliefs. Dumortierite is a stone of transformation, stimulating psychic gifts and enhancing communication with Spirit while spurring on the personal growth of its user. Dumortierite is helpful for connecting, balancing, and stabilizing all upper chakras while allowing one to open to beneficial energies that are in their highest and best good. Dumortierite allows one to see through lies to the truth and increases accuracy with regard to divination.

PIETERSITE: Pietersite is a stone of enlightened truth, and it causes us to see the underlying motives of those around us and to feel when we are acting in dissonance with our own best interests. Pietersite stimulates enlightenment by teaching one to detach from one’s ego and expectations and encouraging objective analysis, self-discovery, and self-actualization based on changes made in one’s own best interest. Pietersite enables us to connect fluidly with higher realms and promotes spiritual vision, communication, and understanding. Pietersite is particularly potent for activating DNA and for connecting one with one’s higher self during meditation or otherwise.

PURPLE FLUORITE: Purple fluorite is a tremendous crystal for metaphysical understanding as well as for the restructuring of brain patterns that cause one to disbelieve one’s own psychic abilities. By minimizing egoic thinking and by maximizing psychic connections, purple fluorite assists in the smooth integration of new gifts while allowing room for new light codes to be downloaded to its user. Purple fluorite works seamlessly in clearing the aura, identifying and expelling any harmful entities and/or low-vibration thoughtforms. Purple fluorite protects multidimesionally and can be used with the other colors of rainbow fluorite to create a protective spectrum guarding against multiple layers of psychic attack. All colors of fluorite guard against harmful energy, including EMFs.

SUGILITE: Sugilite is the stone of Archangel Michael and is highly protective in nature, protecting from impure intentions, psychic attack, and self-depreciation. Sugilite increases spiritual love and depth of understanding, enabling one to co-create a divine life experience with one’s guides, guardians, and angels. Sugilite instills a deep sense of peace and self-awareness, leading to confidence in one’s gifts and the smooth sharing of those gifts with the world. Sugilite counsels that there is no competition, only love, and that the deep sharing of one’s purpose is what is required to raise the frequency of the world at large. Sugilite is excellent for both verbal and written channeling, especially angelic channeling, and assists one in clarifying their channeled messages with minimal judgment.

*There has been some controversy surrounding the K2 stone and whether the blue color is represented by azurite or Afghanite. Over the past several years since K2 stone was discovered, the blue orbs have definitively tested as azurite.

**Note: Information is intuitive in nature and should not be relied on in place of medical or psychological treatment. Crystals and stones are a complementary therapy designed to be used in concert with your existing medical plan; I do not recommend the use of crystals and stones in place of traditional medical and/or psychological care.

Throat Chakra Crystals

The throat chakra is all about expressing your truth, speaking up for yourself, and communicating clearly. The throat chakra is the first of the three higher chakras, so once the heart chakra is balanced, one can move along the path to spiritual fulfillment. At the point that one is attending to the throat chakra, the physical (root/sacral), mental (solar plexus), and emotional (heart) bodies have generally been opened and cleared. (But remember, any chakra can become blocked or imbalanced at anytime, even if someone has worked on their higher chakras before. It’s a maintenance thing.)

Those with balanced throat chakras express themselves easily; engage in thoughtful conversation; listen well; stand up for their beliefs; make clear decisions; and speak their truths. A balanced throat chakra supports one in teaching, speaking, writing, and fulfilling one’s purpose. Alternatively, an imbalanced throat chakra results in either loud or timid behavior; verbal aggressiveness, arrogance, or bullying; an inability to stand up for oneself or one’s beliefs; indecisiveness; or passive aggressive or conniving behavior. Physically, an imbalanced throat chakra can lead to such issues as chronic sore throats or dry mouth, thyroid issues, hearing problems, TMJ, neck pain, and other problems.

There are a variety of crystals and stones available to help balance the throat chakra. The throat chakra color is BLUE, and any blue or turquoise stones are amazing for the throat chakra. There are many stones that bridge the gap and work for both the throat and third eye chakras, also (more information on the third eye tomorrow). I’ve listed just a few throat chakra stones here, so if you have a favorite, please use it!

AMAZONITE: Amazonite is the stone of truthful communication, which makes it a powerful throat chakra stone. Amazonite encourages us to speak our minds with integrity, not allowing ourselves and our ideals to be swayed by popular opinion. Amazonite helps in furthering one’s life purpose and in bringing peace to troubled relationships; it also relaxes its user and opens him/her up to a higher vibration and perspective.

ANGELITE: Angelite is an amazing stone that elevates one’s vibration and allows one to connect with the angelic realms. Angelite is a stone of intuition and results in clearer channeling, psychic readings, and Spirit communication. Angelite calms the emotions; soothes the mind; and assists one in detaching from the ego, causing introspection and enlightened change. Angelite helps with anxiety and grief in particular and is a potent sleep aid. Angelite is said to assist with weight loss.

AQUAMARINE: Aquamarine is a type of beryl known to inspire safety over seabound journeys. A stone of communication, aquamarine encourages a peaceful family environment and helps to calm quarrels among significant others and family members. Aquamarine is soothing and highly connective to other realms. It helps to activate psychic abilities and provides its user with greater introspection and a new perspective.

BLUE APATITE: Blue apatite is a calming and meditative stone that allows one to slip deeply and quickly into a meditative state, opening the mind to higher realm communication and philosophical insights. Blue apatite helps with astral travel, dreamwork, and past-life research and regression. Blue apatite is a potent problem solver and inspires helpful change with regard to present and past issues. Blue apatite spurs subconscious insight and translates it into conscious action. Blue apatite is commonly used for weight loss.

BLUE KYANITE: Blue kyanite is a stone of energetic connection and cleansing. Kyanite can be used to sweep the aura and balance all chakras, sealing any leaks and offering a layer of protection. Blue kyanite is helpful for Spirit communication and connections with higher realms; channeling; balanced discussion; and meditation, assisting its user in entering a meditative state quickly. Kyanite creates new neural pathways, expanding the mind and capabilities of its user.

CHRYSOCOLLA: Chrysocolla is a stone of insight that allows for truthful communication and enhanced teaching abilities. Because chrysocolla has both blue and green in it, it helps to merge the gap between the heart and throat chakras, demonstrating in its user the gift of insightful and empathic communication. Chrysocolla is extremely helpful for maximizing psychic abilities and for channeling as well as for psychic protection.

LAPIS LAZULI: Lapis lazuli is composed of lazurite, pyrite, and calcite, and has been used since at least ancient Egypt for cosmetics, for adornments, and for metaphysical purposes. Lapis lazuli is highly protective and wards off psychic attack as well as cleansing, sealing, and protecting the aura. Lapis encourages interpersonal communication and understanding, especially when placed in a grid in the home. Lapis lazuli is also useful for learning and retention of knowledge.

SODALITE: Sodalite spurs deep underlying thoughts and pattern-solving abilities, enhancing the intellect and the ability to determine what is under the surface. Sodalite assists sleep, and a small sleep grid on a nightstand may help the user in sleeping longer and/or more soundly if it is something in their best interest. By encouraging and stimulating conversations among close relatives and friends, sodalite helps to raise the vibration of those around the user. Sodalite is also particularly helpful for those who teach, speak in public, or write.

*Note: Information is intuitive in nature and should not be relied on in place of medical or psychological treatment. Crystals and stones are a complementary therapy designed to be used in concert with your existing medical plan; I do not recommend the use of crystals and stones in place of traditional medical and/or psychological care.

Heart Chakra Crystals

The heart chakra is all about love, compassion, devotion, forgiveness, and healing. A balanced heart chakra results in one who is able to comfortably give and receive love and to nurture others, as well as one who is accepting, forgiving, and nonjudgmental.

An imbalanced heart chakra can lead to a lack of empathy, withdrawal, overextension and boundary issues, and a victim mentality. Those who have an imbalanced heart chakra may find it difficult to open up and expand the relationships they do have, much less attempt to create others. Ultimately, an imbalanced heart chakra can lead to loneliness and isolation. It’s better to clear and balance the heart chakra frequently so that overwhelming harmful emotions don’t settle in.

One way to balance the heart chakra? Crystals and stones. Most green or pink crystals will speak to the heart chakra and will magnify love, affection, peace, and healing. If you believe in angels, green is the color of Archangel Raphael, and green crystals can help to connect you with him during meditation or otherwise.

I’ve included some options for green and pink crystals below. Of course, if you have your favorite, please keep using it! These are simply examples of the stones available that would help with a heart chakra purpose.

EMERALD: Emerald is a type of beryl that is amazing for opening the heart to new relationships; for strengthening existing relationships; and for encouraging trust, honesty, and fidelity among partners. Emerald is a crystal of deep unconditional love, and it helps one to release any lingering blocks or pain that are preventing one from moving forward in matters of the heart. Emerald is the quintessential “green ray” crystal and is powerful in its effect. Emerald is a great manifestation and abundance crystal.

MALACHITE: Malachite is a copper carbonate and is wonderful for digging deep and pulling out all of the weeds in your garden that you haven’t wanted to deal with. Past- and present-life blocks, deep-seated karmic issues, childhood traumas, and jarring past disappointments are often brought up with malachite. Once malachite brings these things to the surface, it helps one to understand the potential solutions and move past the pain resonating with the block or harmful experience. Malachite is known as the stone of inspired leadership.

DIOPTASE: Dioptase is a copper silicate that is particularly potent for healing and releasing heart pain and blockages. If you feel like you’ve wrapped chains around your heart to avoid anyone getting in, dioptase will help to untangle the mess and open you up to love again. Dioptase helps us to realize that love is the only true answer and that any problem can be solved with love, compassion, forgiveness, and understanding.

MOLDAVITE: Moldavite is an incredibly intense high-vibration green natural glass that originated due to meteor activity approximately 15 million years ago. As a motivational and idea-spurring tektite, moldavite encourages us to think outside the lines, inspire, and create! Known as a stone of transformation, moldavite assists one in taking stock of one’s life and determining what habits, traits, and patterns need to be shed for evolution. Moldavite then helps one to dissolve those things no longer necessary and focus in on the beneficial aspects of one’s circumstances. Moldavite connects one to higher realms.

CHLORITE IN QUARTZ: Chlorite in quartz is incredibly powerful type of included quartz that helps with healing, detoxification, and transmutation of harmful and discordant energies. It may be particularly potent for physical healing. Chlorite in quartz is a great energetic protector and assists in entity removal, cord cutting, and auric cleansing. A grid of chlorite in quartz around the home will help to keep the area free of chaotic energies; a single stone may be placed in a specific room for the same purpose.

BLOODSTONE: Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a type of chalcedony known for being a physical powerhouse. Bloodstone works on a deep level on all organs, assisting in detoxification and cell repair. Bloodstone inspires love and honor, stimulating truth and acting as a grounding force for tough situations of the heart. Bloodstone is strengthening and inspiring.

The red spots in bloodstone are typically iron oxide impurities. The green coloring of bloodstone is often a result of large deposits of chlorite; because of this and the fact that bloodstone is a chalcedony, a type of quartz, bloodstone will act similarly to chlorite in quartz.

GREEN FLUORITE: Green fluorite is known as the student’s stone and is great for inspiring learning and growth. It helps to dissipate harmful energies of all types, including radiation and other environmental contaminants. Green fluorite illuminates issues of the heart while working on a cellular level to repair damage. Green fluorite is a powerful mineral for working with nature and with the animal kingdom and elemental kingdom (fairies, nymphs, other crystals).

GREEN OPAL: Green opal has a wonderfully calming and centering energy, encouraging one to set aside those concerns that don’t truly matter and focus in on love. Green opal helps us to prioritize our lives and recognize the true value in the simple things in life . . . love, laughter, and friendship. Following this recognition, green opal helps to strengthen one’s focus, setting aside anxiety and concern relating to less important areas of life.

PINK OPAL: Soothing and relaxing, pink opal helps one to delve within and heal one’s inner child. Pink opal brings joy, love, and hope with it, comforting its user and allowing for increased trust and forgiveness of self and others. Pink opal spurs deep understanding and healing of traumatic occurrences.

ROSE QUARTZ: Rose quartz is the quintessential love stone! Rose quartz helps with LOVE in all of its forms, compassion, warmth, and opening of the heart and heart chakras. Rose quartz assists us in aligning ourselves with our heart purpose and in aligning humanity with its true purpose. Rose quartz may be particularly potent in cases of PTSD and is recommended for soldiers and veterans. Gridding cities or large public areas with rose quartz assists in raising the vibration of the entire area to one of love and may reduce low-vibration occurrences in that area.

KUNZITE: Kunzite is the pink variety of spodumene and is one of my favorite crystals for self-love, inner child healing, acceptance, and forgiveness. Kunzite helps us one to shed fear and anxiety while assisting us in working through guilt, self-hate, or self-mutilation. A particularly helpful stone for women, kunzite helps with hormonal difficulties and self-acceptance in times of change. Kunzite helps to connect the heart and mind so that decisions are made on a heart level rather than an intellectual level.

RHODOCHROSITE: Rhodochrosite is a powerful heart healer that counsels us to consider our objectives in the light of love and that which is best for all. Rhodochrosite minimizes insecurities and self-doubt while helping one to detach from the ego and enlighten one’s perspective. This effect makes rhodochrosite a powerful meditation aid. Rhodochrosite is wonderful for deep inner-child work while bringing forth and heightening attributes to help one with one’s life purpose. Rhodochrosite helps to dissolve tough walls and break down barriers to love that were established during past difficulties, replacing those barriers with optimism and joy.

RHODONITE: Rhodonite is a stone of fresh hope, new beginnings, and positive intentions. Rhodonite helps one to accept, forgive, and shed the layers that are no longer needed in one’s life so that one can emerge in the light and follow one’s purpose. Rhodonite is particularly useful in that it keeps one grounded, calm, and balanced while healing the heart and enhancing one’s experiences of love. Rhodonite is great for new relationships and for existing troubled relationships, helping them to blossom and grow when in the best interest of the couple.

*Note: Information is intuitive in nature and should not be relied on in place of medical or psychological treatment. Crystals and stones are a complementary therapy designed to be used in concert with your existing medical plan; I do not recommend the use of crystals and stones in place of traditional medical and/or psychological care.

Solar Plexus Crystals

The solar plexus is located in the upper stomach and is typically associated with the term “gut reaction.” The solar plexus is the seat of personal power, and it deals with self-confidence, self-discipline and willpower, intelligence, independence, and decision-making. When the solar plexus is balanced, one is self-assured, independent, and secure in one’s power. Decisions are made easily and in accordance with one’s best interests.

When the solar plexus is imbalanced, one becomes self-conscious, uneasy in their ideals, codependent, and indecisive. Decisions may be made based on others’ wishes or on others’ expectations rather than what is in one’s own best interest.

And guess one way to balance your solar plexus chakra? Crystals and stones! Yellow crystals and stones are an amazing way to enhance self-confidence, to maintain composure, and to retain one’s power. Yellow stones encourage decisions based on one’s highest and best interest rather than on interests such as convenience or popularity. Yellow stones are great to carry with you during the day, but most tend to be a little too energizing at night, so you may want to keep them away from your bedside.

CITRINE: Citrine is one of my favorite stones! Citrine is a yellow macrocrystalline quartz that enhances self-confidence, protects, cleanses other stones, inspires abundance, and may reduce stomach pain. Citrine helps to reduce any internal dissonance and supports self-empowerment. Citrine is wonderful for discernment of various energies and for determining the course of action in one’s highest and best interest. NOTE: this does not include citrine clusters or other types of heated amethyst! Natural citrine is hard to come by, and almost all darker citrines are heat-treated amethyst. Quartz colored yellow by inclusions or coatings is not the same as citrine and goes by other names.

GOLDEN HEALER QUARTZ: Golden healer quartz, also called yellow quartz, is quartz with iron inclusions spread throughout its layers. Be careful to check within the layers–if the iron is simply a dusting on top, the crystal is not a golden healer. Golden healer quartz generally looks a little patchy and is not uniform in color like citrine. Golden healer quartz, as its name suggests, has a reputation for being an extremely effective healer. Its energy is soft and comforting, and it helps one to clarify objectives, to relax and decompress, and to focus on self-actualization. Golden healer quartz is a potent aid for divine communication, also, and helps to magnify energy over long distances.

YELLOW CALCITE: Yellow calcite is a wonderfully soothing yellow stone that helps with self-reflection, self-esteem, and removal of self-doubt. Yellow calcite stimulates the intellect, assists motivation levels, and increases memory. Yellow calcite also helps with the discernment of energies. A calming and stabilizing stone, it soothes the nerves in times of stress and helps improve self-consciousness.

YELLOW PREHNITE: Yellow prehnite is a solar plexus stone that helps with organization, decluttering, and preparation. A stimulating stone for the intellect, yellow prehnite will help one to understand complex theories and ideas. Yellow prehnite enhances one’s inner knowing or “gut feeling.”

PYRITE: Pyrite is a tremendously protective stone that helps with wealth, physical security, and psychic protection. For psychic protection purposes, pyrite cleanses the aura and can be used to add a protective layer of reflective light so that harmful energies don’t infiltrate the individual’s auric field. Pyrite is an amazing addition to an abundance grid and a wonderful motivation tool. Pyrite supports personal growth and understanding, revealing that which needs to be released and that which needs to be maximized in order for one to achieve one’s personal potential.

*Note: Information is intuitive in nature and should not be relied on in place of medical or psychological treatment. Crystals and stones are a complementary therapy designed to be used in concert with your existing medical plan; I do not recommend the use of crystals and stones in place of traditional medical and/or psychological care.

Sacral Chakra Crystals

The sacral chakra is all about fun, creativity, spontaneity, physicality, passion, and sensuality. The sacral chakra is located about three inches below the navel and is basically our pleasure center. Once the root chakra is balanced and one’s basic needs are met, one is free to continue on the path toward personal fulfillment by seeking sensory satisfaction. And once low-frequency emotions like fear and anxiety are tamed, one has more room for enjoyment.

A balanced sacral chakra manifests as someone who is sensual, comfortable in his/her body, passionate, and creative. Feelings are easily assimilated and expressed. An imbalanced sacral chakra, by contrast, is demonstrated by a lack of interest in sex, discomfort and self-consciousness regarding one’s body image, apathy, and blocked creativity. Feelings are held in, leading to resentment and frustration.

Crystals and stones are an amazing way to balance the sacral chakra. Sacral chakra stones are generally orange and stimulate sex, passion, and creativity. I’ll cover just a few; if you have a favorite, by all means, use it! One thing to note about these stones is that they are ENERGIZING….so I don’t recommend putting them under your pillow or on your bedside table unless otherwise noted. They would each be amazing to carry with you or to place strategically around the home, though.

CARNELIAN: Carnelian is a reddish-orange type of chalcedony, a microcrystalline quartz, and is relatively easy to obtain. It has been known as the “jeweler’s stone” for centuries due to its reputation to spur creativity among jewelry designers. Carnelian is extremely energizing and may help with both sex drive and menopausal difficulties.

FIRE AGATE: Another type of chalcedony and technically not an agate, fire agate has a brilliant play of iridescence due to its inclusions of limonite or goethite. This is NOT to be confused with the baked carnelian termed “fire agate”–the two stones both look different and have different properties.

Fire agate is another stone of creativity and is particularly useful for those starting new projects and looking for inspiration and motivation. Fire agate is amazing for hatching business plans, for writing, and for creating works of art.

VANADINITE: Vanadinite is a crystal of action! It helps to stimulate activity so that results may be obtained quickly. Vanadinite is known as the writer’s stone and is helpful for dissolving any writer’s blocks that are preventing one from putting pen to paper. Vanadinite is one you CAN sleep with under your pillow….if you do, you may wake up feeling quite refreshed and energized.

SUNSTONE: Sunstone is THE confidence stone! Its brilliant orangey color and glittery iridescence urge one to truly shine and to be secure in one’s body, feelings, and sensuality. Sunstone is great for those who tend to be self-conscious and shy. I used to carry it with me to job interviews so that I’d be more confident, more focused, and less concerned about others’ perceptions. I’ve also carried it to meetings when I’ve needed to give a presentation. Sunstone has elements of red, orange, and yellow, so it technically helps to balance the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras (more on the solar plexus chakra tomorrow). I really love sunstone as a sacral chakra stone because it’s just so good at helping one to be comfortable in one’s own body.

ORANGE CALCITE: A beautiful and somewhat waxy-looking orange stone, orange calcite is amazing for sexual issues, physical discomfort, confidence issues, and energy. It helps to transmute lower emotions like sadness and disappointment, making room for joy, optimism, and satisfaction. Orange calcite is extremely comforting and helps one to feel secure even while in unfamiliar territory.

TANGERINE QUARTZ: Tangerine quartz is hematite-stained macrocrystalline quartz that is really amazing for helping to release all that isn’t serving someone. Tangerine quartz specifically helps to minimize drama in one’s life, and it helps us to heal from both physical and psychic attack while affording us an understanding of our perpetrator’s actions. Tangerine quartz promotes emotional balance and detachment, joy, prioritization, and organization in one’s life. It helps with manifestation while maximizing vision, making it a far-reaching spiritual crystal. It assists with areas of sex and creativity. It may also help with weight loss.

*Note: Information is intuitive in nature and should not be relied on in place of medical or psychological treatment. Crystals and stones are a complementary therapy designed to be used in concert with your existing medical plan; I do not recommend the use of crystals and stones in place of traditional medical and/or psychological care.