~ What are Crystals and what are they used for?
Most crystals ( in this case including gems, rocks, precious stones, semi-precious stones, and simple stones) are of mineral origin. Crystals, like amethyst, come out of the ground naturally faceted and don’t need to be changed in anyway. Diamonds, for example, come out of the ground equally as rough, but are usually polished and cut into intricate styles.
For many years, crystal have been used as a tool to aid spiritual healing, psychic development, and meditation.
~ How can I incorporate Crystals into my everyday life?
You can carry around your crystals. This way you can feel your crystals energy when needed. Place them in a little sachet or pouch and they are ready to go!
Infuse your water with your clean crystals. This is a fast way to feel your crystals energy.
Decorate your magickal space and/or surroundings with crystals.
Meditate with your crystals. Just spend a minimum of 30 seconds with each crystal. Hold it in your hands, close your eyes, and feel its energy soaking into your skin.
How Crystals Can Help You
~Banded: help you feel grounded, remain focused, and banishes fears.
~Blue Lace: helps you adjust and adapt.
~Moss: refreshes spirit, brings peace of mind, helps to develop intuition.
~Tree: aids meditation and clear thinking, reduces stress.
Amazonite ~ soothes the nervous system, increases self-esteem and confidence.
Amber ~ relieves depression and lifts your spirits.
Amethyst ~ the great healer of mind, body, and spirit. helps the development of psychic abilities and intuition.
Apache Tears ~ brings good fortune and positive energy.
Apatite ~ aids in motivation and communicative powers.
Aquamarine ~ helps you during hard decisions and times. promotes compassion and empathy.
Azurite ~ relinquishes harmful beliefs.
Bloodstone (aka Heliotrope) ~ calms fears, and dispels confusion and obsessive ideas.
Calcite ~ boosts energy and provides amazing psychic protection.
Carnelian (aka Sard) ~ banishes jealousy and inspires courage. aids perception.
Celestine ~ helps with communication and good thoughts.
Chalcedony ~ balances emotions and lifts your spirits.
Chrysocolla ~ eases stress and promotes self-confidence.
Citrine ~ helps steady emotions and give inspiration.
Coral ~ strengthens and protects emotions.
Desert Rose ~ promotes love and stability in relationships.
Diamond ~ assists in your connection with the universe.
Emerald ~ strong healer with both physical and mental problems.
Fluorite ~ helps with rationality and combats anxiety and worries.
Garnet ~ protects against melancholy and depression. encourages perseverance and patience.
Hematite ~ helps with psychic development and building self-esteem.
Jade ~ a very useful healing stone for both the body and spirit.
Jasper ~ aids with stress relief and grounding. promotes tranquility.
Jet ~ keeps evil spirits at bay and strengthens character.
Kunzite ~ helps align emotions. provides security.
Kyanite ~ helps to align and heal chakras.
Labradorite ~ aids with strong development of psychic powers.
Lapis Lazuli ~ helps develop your sixth sense. stimulates intuition. promotes creativity.
Lepidolite ~ great for relieving stress and dispelling negative emotions.
Malachite ~ used for healing when dealing with negative emotions.
Moonstone ~ restores harmony and emotion balance.
Obsidian ~ helps you to focus on the paranormal, used for protection and a scrying tool.
Onyx ~ instills a protective psychic shield.
Opal ~ helps with rationalizing emotional states.
Pearl ~ aids self-respect, stability, and self-esteem.
Pyrite ~ opens the mind to new ideas.
Quartz ~ channels and aids in meditation. a powerful healing stone.
Rose Quartz ~ aids in anything love-related. instills comfort, relieves grief, and promotes harmonious relationships.
Rutilated Quartz ~ releases energy blockers.
Rhodonite ~ helps with assurance and confidence.
Ruby ~ purifies love, promotes spiritual knowledge and to be realistic about situations.
Sapphire ~ aids in mental clarity, clearing your inner eye, and bringing good fortune.
Smoky Quartz ~ filters out negative thoughts and emotions. helps with telepathy.
Sodalite ~ heals damaged emotions, and aids in restful sleep.
Tanzanite ~ helps you to accept change.
TIger’s Eye ~ a powerful aid in those seeking knowledge about past or future lives. promotes persistence and protection.
Topaz ~ allows you to transmit your visualizations as universal messages. an aid in telepathy.
Tourmaline ~ repels all negative energy and is a powerful stone for protection.
Turquoise ~ an aid in luck, love, money, and protection.
Unakite ~ heals the psyche, helps you realize your higher self.
Crystal Care Tips
Some crystals shouldn’t be left in direct sunlight. These include: Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Celestite, Citrine, Fluorite, Kunzite, Opal, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Topaz, and Turquoise.
Some crystals shouldn’t get wet. These include: Celestine, Desert Rose, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Malachite, and Sodalite.
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source: Crystals by Cass & Janie Jackson
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I hope this is useful! xx ~ @chlovoyant