Uses And Properties Of Crystals
The uses and properties of crystals and gemstones are as varied and numerous as the number of crystals and gemstones in existence. Crystals have been highly valued throughout time. These beautiful stones that come from the earth are adored by adults and children alike. Actually children are often very taken with crystals. Generally they are quite affordable and children can buy a handful of coloured beauties to examine, hold and keep in favourite places. Many different cultures and civilizations have revered these crystals setting them into jewellery such as amulets, talismans and crowns.
Crystal and gem stones work through resonance and vibration. They intensify the human aura helping clarity thoughts, channel energy and heal.
Rose quartz has a soft and gentle rose pink colour. It also has a soft and gentle energy. This crystal heals emotions and soothes feelings. If you have been through any kind of emotional hurt or loss it is a good idea to carry a piece of rose quartz with you. Keeping a big piece in the bedroom will enhance physical relationships. Placing rose quartz in the kids bedroom will help create a peaceful and calming atmosphere to assist sleep. If you use this crystal in meditation it will help you develop forgiveness, compassion and love. This crystal will also help anyone with an anger problem so long as they are open to it.
This crystal is clear and hence means it helps to bring your clarity. It will help stimulate your psychic abilities. It can also be used to guard against the static energy of computers. If you use your clear quartz to clear static energy, be sure to cleanse it regularly so it keeps working for you.
This clear purple crystal enhances psychic development and in particular the opening of the third eye. It is an excellent protector as it transmutes negative energies into more positive ones.
Tigers Eye (brown/red/yellow striped, translucent)
A good confidence booster and can usefully be slipped into your pocket for interviews, tests and other stressful occasions. Tigers eye helps the male and female balance and through that can offer new insights. This can stimulate abundance.
Blue Apatite is an inspirational stone that can help with manifestation. It assists with public speaking, helps to integrate and co-ordinate, awakens the inner self and opens the throat chakra. You can carry this stone with you to suppress appetite.
Citrine is a stone that radiates hope and friendship. It will lift your spirits. A good stone to carry whether a child or adult who needs help making friends.
Lapis Lazuli - (deep blue with flecks of gold/brown)
This crystal is great for psychic development as it enhances mediumship and clairvoyant abilities. Hold Lapis Luzuli in your left hand and allow yourself to receive information. It is also useful to balance your energies. Hold it as you meditate and ask that it balances your energies.
Malachite (pale to dark green)
Malachite is a powerful healer both of emotional and physical issues. It has a strong connection to the heart. Malachite helps us to heal ourselves and promotes inner peace.
Unakite is the vision stone. It promotes visualization and rebirthing. Its healing properties include convalescence, skin and hair. Unakite dispels blockages and electromagnetic pollution.
This stone has a wonderful pleasant energy. It is the most powerful stone for protection against negativity and hence is recommended for healers as a protection. It can also help people who are uncomfortable in crowded places.
Commonly known as the 'Travellers Stone', moonstone brings calmness and awareness which stimulates confidence. It is a stone for hopeing and wishing and is very protective.
This mineral never needs clearing as it will not retain negative energy. It promotes clarity and understanding in dream work. It also enhances creativity.
Hermatite is great for grounding your energies in the physical world, so is useful after meditation to bring your awareness fully back to your physical body. Hermatite has a positive effect on your blood and strengthens your physical and etheric bodies improving your immune system, your courage and your willpower.
How to Cleanse Crystals
It is a good idea to cleanse your crystals from time to time to remove any build up of energies. There are a number of ways to do this. The easiest ones are to put under running water and intend that any unwanted energies be washed away to the earth and transmuted into more positive ones or leave in direct sunlight for a few hours. Another option is to wash them in sea salt water - 1 tablespoon of sea salt to 1 litre of water. After washing leave them outside on the earth and allow all the elements to cleanse them. The method I often use to cleanse crystals is to put them outside on the night of a full moon. I place them on the earth in my front garden and am always pleased when I go to retrieve them that they are still there.