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The Best Healing Crystals and Stones for Women

Updated on March 01, 2011

The Healing Energy of Crystals

This article is about some of the best stones and crystals for women to use in their own healing.

Since stones and crystals vibrate and emit pure, strong vibrations at constant rates, they can be used to help eliminate distortions and restore proper balance within ourselves, leading to better overall physical, mental and spiritual well being. Each stone and crystal emits subtle vibrations that influence a specific area of your body. Matching the stone or crystal to its specific use allows you to get the most benefit from these natural gifts of harmony.

Scientific evidence about the potential health benefits and risks associated with stones and crystals is hard to come by, but crystals and stones have been used for thousands and thousands of years. T his would seem to indicate not only their safety, but also their effectiveness. However, always seek medical attention from a qualified medical or mental health worker, or a Natural Health Practitioner, if you suspect you have a serious problem. The energies radiated from crystals and gems are subtle, and work over time.

It is very helpful to dedicate and program the stones and crystals you will be using to heal yourself or another woman. Visit my website www.naturesforyou.com for detailed information on how to do this.

Amber with spider
Amber with spider

AMBER

Amber is actually not a crystal at all but, rather, fossilized tree resin. It is a powerful protector and has strong connections with the earth. Amber is a powerful healer and cleanser as it absorbs negative energies and transforms them into positive forces that stimulate the body to heal itself.

Psychologically, Amber is grounding and brings stability to life. It gives one the drive and motivation to achieve one's wishes.

Mentally, Amber stimulates the intellect and promotes a positive mental outlook on life. It brings balance and patience, and encourages decision-making. Amber fosters creative self-expression.

Emotionally, Amber encourages peacefulness and develops trust. It can uplift a negative disposition and encourage one to take life less seriously. Its sunny nature helps counteract suicidal or depressive tendencies. Amber promotes fidelity in relationships and is excellent for soothing emotions during post-operative care.

Spiritually, Amber promotes altruism and brings wisdom.

Physically, Amber is a powerful healer and Chakra cleanser. It fills the body with vitality and has the power to draw dis-ease out of the body. By absorbing pain and negative energy, Amber allows the body to re-balance and heal itself.

Amber alleviates stress. It resonates with the throat, treating goiters and other throat problems. It can also treat the stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver and gallbladder. Amber alleviates joint problems and strengthens the mucus membranes.

Amber stimulates the Navel Chakra.

Amethyst Geode and Point
Amethyst Geode and Point

AMETHYST

A master healing crystal, Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective crystal. It has strong healing and cleansing powers and enhances spiritual awareness. It can purify and transform negative energy into love. This crystal also provides protection and balance during periods of transition.

Amethyst is extremely beneficial for the mind, calming or stimulating as required. Mentally, it helps one to feel less scattered, more focused and in control. It helps with making decisions, enhancing common sense and spiritual insights. Amethyst is helpful when insomnia is caused by an overactive mind and protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation.

Emotionally, Amethyst balances out highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. It dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviating sadness and grief, Amethyst supports anyone coming to terms with loss.

Amethyst reduces feelings of being victimized, giving one a spiritual perspective on life's circumstances. This highly spiritual crystal opens and lightens up a heart that has been betrayed and heals the sense of loss of life and innocence. It promotes a deep spiritual connection between one's self and one's life challenges, providing support and instilling patience and calmness despite overwhelming odds.

Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the divine and giving insights into its true nature. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts. Amethyst is an excellent stone for meditation.

Physically, Amethyst boosts production of hormones and tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the cleansing and eliminating organs as well as the immune system, and is an excellent blood cleanser. Amethyst relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. This crystal eases headaches, releases tension, treats insomnia and brings restful sleep.

Amethyst is especially beneficial worn over the throat or heart. For insomnia or nightmares, place it under the pillow. Amethyst fades in sunlight.

Amethyst stimulates the Throat and Crown Chakras.

Amethyst points, tumbled Amethyst and Amethyst jewelry are available on my website.

Apache Tears
Apache Tears

APACHE TEARS

Apache Tears are a form of Black Obsidian, but much more gentler in nature.

They are excellent for absorbing negative energy and for protecting the aura. This stone is very comforting and excellent for grieving. Apache Tears provide insight into the source of what is causing distress, relieves long-held grievances and promotes forgiveness. This stone stimulates emotional spontaneity and releases barriers that prevent one from experiencing deep sorrow.

Mentally, Apache Tears stimulate analytical capabilities. Psychologically, this crystal removes self-limitations and increases spontaneity.

Apache Tears are excellent for transmuting one's own negativity under stressful conditions.

Physically, Apache Tears enhance the assimilation of Vitamins C and D, remove toxins from the body, and calm muscle spasms.

Apache Tears have the same additional healing properties of Obsidian (see below) but are much gentler in nature.

Tumbled Apache Tears are available on my website.

Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla

CHRYSOCOLLA

A tranquil and sustaining stone, Chrysocolla helps with meditation and communication. Within the home, this stone draws off negative energies of all kinds.

Chrysocolla can help you to accept, with serenity, situations that are constantly changing, and can provide great inner strength. Chrysocolla stabilizes and heals both the home and personal interaction, and is beneficial for relationships that have become rocky.

This gemstone calms, cleanses and reenergizes all the Chakras, aligning them with the Divine. It draws out negative emotions such as guilt and reverses destructive emotional programming, bringing in joy. Chrysocolla heals heartache and increases ones capacity to love.

Chrysocolla improves communication but helps one to discern when to keep silent. Psychologically, this gemstone encourages self-awareness and inner balance and imparts confidence and sensitivity. It enhances personal power, inspires creativity and provides motivation for those who lack it.

Mentally, Chrysocolla reduces mental tensions and helps one to keep a cool head. It promotes truth-telling and impartiality. Emotionally Chrysocolla alleviates guilt and brings in joy.

Chrysocolla is an excellent stone for women, treating PMS and menstrual cramps.

Physically, it is helpful with arthritis, bone disease, muscle spasms, the digestive tract, ulcers, blood disorders and lung problems. Chrysocolla detoxifies the liver and kidneys and re-oxygenates the blood. It relieves arthritic pain, strengthens the thyroid and is beneficial to the metabolism.

Note: The specimen of Chrysocolla shown above is available on my website. I also have tumbled Chrysocolla

Citrine Cluster
Citrine Cluster

CITRINE

A wonderful yellow crystal, Citrine is very beneficial as it is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. It is one of the few crystals that never needs cleaning. Citrine absorbs, transforms, dissipates and grounds negative energy.

Citrine energizes every area of ones life. It protects the aura and cleanses the chakras, particularly the Solar Plexus and Navel Chakras. This crystal activates the Crown Chakra and opens the intuition.

Citrine is a stone of abundance and helps one to manifest ones goals. It attracts wealth, prosperity, personal power, success and all good things.

Emotionally, Citrine imparts joy and helps one to stay cheerful. It is a useful stone to smooth group or family discord. It helps to release negative traits, fears and feelings at the deepest level. Citrine overcomes fear of responsibility. It stops anger and helps one to be emotionally balanced.

Psychologically, Citrine raises self-esteem and self-confidence, and removes destructive tendencies. Encouraging individuality, it improves motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Citrine helps one to be less sensitive, especially to criticism, and helps one develop a positive attitude, going with the flow and letting go of the past. Promoting enjoyment of new experiences, this crystal encourages one to explore every possible avenue to find the best solution.

Mentally, Citrine enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind. It is excellent for overcoming depression, fears and phobias. This gemstone promotes inner calm so that wisdom can emerge. It helps one to process information, analyze situations and steer them in a positive direction. This stone awakens the higher mind.

This gemstone imparts energy and invigoration to the physical body. Citrine is helpful for menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, balancing the hormones and alleviating fatigue. It stimulates digestion, the spleen and pancreas. Citrine negates infections of the kidney and bladder, activates the thymus and balances the thyroid.

The Citrine Cluster shown in the image above is available on my website, along with tumbled Citrine and Citrine Jewelry.

Tumbled Fluorite
Tumbled Fluorite

FLUORITE

Fluorite is highly protective and is a beneficial crystal to help guard one from picking up negativity or negative energies from those nearby. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura and is extremely effective against computer and electromagnetic stress.

Spiritually, Fluorite grounds and integrates spiritual energies. It heightens intuitive powers and makes one more aware of higher spiritual realities.

Psychologically, Fluorite dissolves fixed patterns of behavior and opens the door to the subconscious, bringing suppressed feelings to the surface for resolution. Dissolving fixed ideas, it helps one to see the bigger picture. This crystal dissolves illusions and reveals the truth. It can be very helpful when one needs to act impartially and objectively. Fluorite increases self-confidence, improves physical and mental coordination and counteracts mental disorders.

This crystal is an excellent learning aid, increasing concentration. It helps one to absorb new information and promotes quick thinking.

Emotionally, Fluorite is stabilizing and helps one to understand the effect of the mind and emotions on the body. In relationships, it teaches the importance of balance.

In healing, Fluorite is a powerful healing tool, drawing off negative energies and stress of all kinds. It cleanses, purifies and dispels anything within the body that is not in perfect order. Fluorite helps with infections and benefits teeth, cells and bones. It repairs DNA damage and is powerful against viruses. Fluorite is beneficial for colds, the flu and sinusitis. This stone alleviates arthritis, rheumatism and spinal injuries. Stroked across the body towards the heart, it provides pain relief. Fluorite rekindles sexual libido.

Tumbled Fluorite is available on my website, as well as Fluorite jewelry.

Garnet
Garnet

GARNET

Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It cleanses and re-energizes the chakras. Garnet revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as needed. This gemstone was carried as a talisman long ago as it was said to warn of approaching danger.

Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. Red Garnet in particular stimulates the controlled rise of Kundalini energy and aids sexual potency. This is a stone of commitment.

Garnet strengthens the life force and is especially good for victimized and abused women, helping them reclaim their lost power. This gemstone promotes regeneration of emotional energy and the acceptance of one's thoughts and emotions. Garnet stabilizes energy devoted to accomplishing one's life purpose. It also heightens the physical aspects of sexuality and increases fertility.

Garnet is strongly linked with the pituitary gland and stimulates expanded awareness and past life recall. It activates other crystals and amplifies their effect. Garnet clears all negative chakra energy.

Garnet is very useful to have in a crisis. It is particularly helpful in situations where there seems to be no way out. It fortifies, activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations. Garnet also promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble.

Psychologically, Garnet sharpens ones perceptions of oneself and others. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns that are no longer useful. Mentally, Garnet helps you to let go of useless or old, obsolete ideas. Emotionally, this gemstone relieves inhibitions. It opens up the heart and bestows self-confidence.

Physically, Garnet regenerates the body and stimulates the metabolism. It treats spinal and cellular disorders, purifies and reenergizes the blood, heart and lungs, and regenerates DNA. Garnet assists with the assimilation of minerals and vitamins.

Tumbled Garnet and Garnet jewelry are available on my website.

Green Moss Agate
Green Moss Agate

GREEN MOSS AGATE

Green Moss Agate is a stabilizing stone strongly connected with Nature. It refreshes the soul and enables one to see the beauty in all one beholds.

An excellent birthing crystal, Green Moss Agate assists midwives in their work, lessening pain and ensuring a good delivery. It is a stone of new beginnings and helps to release blockages or spiritual fetters.

Green Moss Agate is a stone of wealth and attracts abundance.

Tumbled Green Moss Agate is available on my website.

Mentally, this gemstone helps intellectual people access their intuitive feelings and, conversely, it assists intuitive people to channel their energy in practical ways.

Psychologically, Green Moss Agate improves self-esteem and strengthens positive personality traits. It releases fears and deep-seated stress. This crystal helps to develop strength and the ability to get along with others.

Mentally, Green Moss Agate promotes self-expression and communication.

Emotionally, it balances the emotions, reduces stress and lessens fear. Garnet encourages trust and hope as it is a highly optimistic stone. This crystal is helpful for anyone suffering from depression, either through life circumstances or chemical brain imbalances. No matter how difficult the circumstances, Garnet provides insight into the reasons behind them.

Physically, Green Moss Agate speeds up recovery. It helps to counteract long-term illness. This gemstone is anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling in lymph nodes. It cleanses the circulatory and elimination systems, encourages lymph flow and boosts the immune system. Green Moss Agate helps prevent hypoglycemia and dehydration, treats infections, colds and the flu, and lowers fevers.

Tumbled Green Moss Agate is available on my website.

Tumbled Hematite
Tumbled Hematite

HEMATITE

Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes body, mind and spirit.

Hematite dissolves negativity and protects the aura from negative energies, restoring peace and harmony to the body.

Psychologically, Hematite is strong and supports timid women, boosts self-esteem and survivability, enhances willpower and reliability, and imparts confidence. This stone removes self-limitations and aids expansion.

It is useful for overcoming addictions and compulsions by bringing ones attention to the unfulfilled desires that are driving life. Hematite treats overeating, smoking and any other form of overindulgence.

Mentally, Hematite stimulates concentration and focus. It enhances memory and original thought. This stone brings the mind's attention to basic survival needs and helps one to sort out all kinds of problems. It helps one to come to terms with ones mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences.

Hematite is a useful stone for the study of mathematics and technical subjects. It is said to be beneficial for legal situations.

Physically, Hematite aids circulation problems and blood conditions. It supports the kidneys. Hematite stimulates the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood cells. It also treats leg cramps, anxiety and insomnia.

Tumbled Hematite is available on my website, along with Hematite jewelry, including magnetic.

Tumbled Nephrite Jade
Tumbled Nephrite Jade

JADE

Jade symbolizes purity and serenity and signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. This gemstone increases love and nurturing. It is a protective stone which keeps the wearer from harm. Jade brings harmony and is believed to attract good luck and friendship.

Jade's serene and calming energy soothes the emotions and helps keep the peace in community relations. Jade provides a sense of self-worth, self-sufficiency and capability in dealing with any situation. This gemstone promotes harmony, balance and tranquility through emotional detachment. Jade is excellent for recovery after any unpleasant experience (minor surgery, divorce, funeral, loss of job). Jade also teaches acceptance and helps one to become less critical of oneself and others. .

Psychologically, Jade stabilizes the personality and integrates the mind with the body. It promotes self-sufficiency.

Mentally, Jade releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind. It stimulates ideas and simplifies tasks so that they can be acted upon immediately.

Emotionally, this gemstone is a dream stone, bringing insightful dreams when placed on the head or under the pillow. Jade aids emotional release, especially irritability.

Spiritually, Jade encourages you to become who you really are. It helps you to recognize yourself as a spiritual being on a human journey, and awakens hidden knowledge.

Physically, Jade is a cleansing stone, aiding the body's organs of filtration and elimination. It is excellent for the kidneys. Jade also removes toxins. It assists fertility and childbirth. Jade works on the hips and spleen and also balances fluids within the body

Jade is associated with the Heart Chakra.

Tumbled Jade is available on my website.

Raw red-orange Jasper specimen
Raw red-orange Jasper specimen

JASPER

The "Supreme Nurturer", Jasper sustains and supports during times of stress. This crystal brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper unifies all aspects of your life and reminds people to help each other.

Jasper facilitates shamanic journeys and dream recall. It provides protection and grounds energies and the body. This stone absorbs negative energy and cleanses and aligns the Chakras and aura. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation, and aids dowsing.

Psychologically, Jasper imparts determination to all pursuits. It gives the courage to come to grips with problems assertively and encourages self-honesty. Jasper supports during necessary conflict and makes it easier to use one's own power and to know that it cannot be taken away.

Mentally, Jasper aids quick thinking. This gemstone enhances organizational skills and the ability to see projects through to their end. It stimulates the imagination and helps transform ideas into action.

Physically, Jasper supports the circulatory, digestive and sexual organs. It balances the body's mineral content. It is very protective during periods of recovery (stress, operations and other life traumas).

In addition, Red Jasper provides lively, fresh energy and reduces feelings of being victimized. Yellow Jasper balances hormones and protects during travel. Green Jasper restores energy and focus during recovery from burnout.

A number of varieties of tumbled Jasper and Jasper jewelry are available on my website.

Kyanite
Kyanite

KYANITE

Kyanite is excellent for attunement and meditation. It is a powerful transmitter and amplifier of high frequency energies, stimulating psychic abilities and the intuition. Kyanite can help spiritual energy to manifest in thought.

This beautiful blue crystal connects to one's spirit guides and instills compassion. Grounding spiritual vibrations, Kyanite brings spiritual integrity and maturity. It promotes healing dreams and facilitates dream recall. This gemstone is very helpful for those making the transition through death.

Kyanite instantly aligns all the Chakras. There is no need to clean this stone; it clears itself automatically of any and all negative energies.

Psychologically, Kyanite encourages speaking one's truth, cutting through fears and blockages. This crystal encourages self-expression and communication. It cuts through ignorance and opens one to the truth.

Emotionally, Kyanite dispels confusion and dispels blockages, illusion, anger, frustration and stress.

Intellectually, it increases one's capacity for logical and linear thought, as well as stimulating the higher mind.

Spiritually, Kyanite assists one in detaching from the idea of blind fate or implacable karma. It reveals the part played by the self in creating causes and the measures required to balance the past. Kyanite draws the light body down into the physical realm and connects the higher mind with the highest frequencies.

Physically, Kyanite treats muscular disorders, fevers, the uro-genital system, the thyroid and parathyroid, adrenal glands, throat and brain. A natural pain reliever, it lowers blood pressure and heals infections. Kyanite helps to release excess weight, supports the cerebellum and motor responses. Kyanite helps to balance yin-yang energy.

In addition, Blue Kyanite strengthens the voice and heals the throat and larynx. It is helpful for performers and public speakers.

Black Kyanite grounds the body when aligning the chakras, as well as during and after meditation.

Raw blue and black Kyanite is available on my website, as well as tumbled Blue Kyanite.

Raw Lapis Lazuli specimen
Raw Lapis Lazuli specimen

LAPIS LAZULI

Lapis Lazuli facilitates spiritual journeying and stimulates personal and spiritual power. This gemstone opens the Third Eye Chakra and balances the Throat Chakra. It stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities. Lapis Lazuli facilitates spiritual journeying and stimulates personal and spiritual power. This gemstone quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It possesses enormous serenity and is the key to spiritual attainment.

Lapis Lazuli is a protective stone that contacts spirit guardians. It recognizes psychic attack, blocks it and returns the energy to its sender.

Lapis teaches the power of the spoken word and can reverse curses or dis-ease caused by not speaking out in the past.

This gemstone harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, thereby healing depression and bringing deep inner self-knowledge.

Lapus Lazuli encourages one to take charge of life. It reveals your inner truth, encourages self-awareness and allows self-expression without holding back or compromising. This crystal releases any repressed anger that is causing difficulties in the throat or in communication.

This stone is a powerful thought amplifier. Lapis Lazuli stimulates the higher faculties of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity. It encourages creativity and helps one to confront the truth and accept what it teaches. This gemstone helps in expressing ones opinions and harmonizes conflict. It teaches the value of active listening.

Lapis Lazuli strengthens the qualities of honesty, compassion and uprightness. It bonds relationships in love and friendship, and aids expressing feelings and emotions. It dissolves martyrdom, cruelty and suffering.

Physically, Lapis Lazuli alleviates pain, particularly that of migraine headaches. It overcomes depression, and benefits the respiratory and nervous systems. This stone helps the throat, larynx and thyroid and cleanses organs, bone marrow, thymus and the immune system. Lapis Lazuli overcomes hearing loss, purifies the blood and boosts the immune system. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and lowers blood pressure.

Tumbled Lapis Lazuli is available on my website, as well as Lapis jewelry.

Tumbled Moonstone
Tumbled Moonstone

MOONSTONE

Moonstone is a stone of "new beginnings" and is strongly connected to the moon and to intuition. Like the moon, it is reflective and reminds us that everything is part of a cycle of change.

Moonstone promotes intuition, psychic abilities and empathy. It encourages lucid dreaming, especially when there is a full moon.

Moonstone's most powerful effect is calming the emotions. This gemstone calms overreactions to situations and to emotional triggers. This gemstone is filled with receptive, passive, feminine energy and is perfect for an overly aggressive female (and an excessively macho male).

Moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions. It draws out old emotional patterning so that it can be understood and released.

This crystal provides deep emotional healing and heals disorders of the upper digestive tract that are related to emotional stress.

Moonstone powerfully affects the female reproductive cycle and alleviates menstrual-related disease and tensions. It is linked to the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system, stabilizes fluid imbalances and attunes to the biorhythmic clock. It is helpful in cases of shock and can be used to calm those who are hyperactive.

Physically, Moonstone helps the digestive and reproductive systems, assimilates nutrients, eliminates toxins and fluid retention. It alleviates degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes and organs such as the liver and pancreas. It is excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

Tumbled Moonstone is available on website, as well as jewelry.

Rainbow Obsidian
Rainbow Obsidian

OBSIDIAN

All varieties of obsidian are excellent grounding and protective agents. Obsidian works extremely quickly and with great power. It is merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses and blockages. As such, Apache Tears (a form of Obsidian) are a gentler way to go sometimes.

Obsidian impels us to grow and lends solid support while we do so. This stone provides deep soul healing and can facilitate going back to past lives to heal festering emotions or trauma that have carried forward to the present.

Strongly protective, Obsidian forms a shield against negativity. It is very helpful for highly sensitive people.

Placed by the head or under a pillow, Obsidian can draw out mental stress and tension. But it can also bring up the reasons for the stress and tension. It helps you to confront a problem so that there is an end to it.

Spiritually, Obsidian vitalizes soul purpose. It eliminates energy blockages and relieves tension. This gemstone stimulates growth on all levels and urges exploration of the unknown, opening new horizons.

Mentally, this crystal brings clarity and clears confusion and constricting beliefs, again revealing what lies behind.

Psychologically, Obsidian helps you to know who you really are. It dissolves emotional blockages and promotes qualities of compassion and strength.

Obsidian's greatest gift is that of insight into the underlying causes of disease and problems. It aids the digestion of anything that is hard to accept and promotes physical digestion as well. Obsidian detoxifies and reduces the pain of arthritis and rheumatism, joint problems, cramps and injuries.

In particular, Snowflake Obsidian helps one surrender or let go of negative habits or past pathways. It will bring about opportunity for change, serenity, and clarity.

On my website I have tumbled and Snowflake Obsidian Jewelry, as well as the specimen of Rainbow Obsidian shown above.

Rose Quartz heart
Rose Quartz heart

ROSE QUARTZ

Rose Quartz has a very gentle energy and is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is the most important stone for the heart and the heart chakra, teaching the essence of true love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels, bringing deep inner healing and self-love. It is calming, reassuring and excellent for use in trauma or crisis.

Rose Quartz attracts love. Placed by your bed, under a pillow or in the relationship corner of your home, it is very effective in drawing love and loving relationships towards you. In existing relationships, this crystal will restore trust and harmony and encourage unconditional love.

Rose Quartz gently draws off negative energy and replaces it with love. It strengthens empathy and sensitivity, and aids the acceptance of necessary change. This is an excellent crystal for mid-life crisis. Holding Rose Quartz in your hand will enhance positive affirmations and will remind you of your intentions.

Emotionally, Rose Quartz is the finest healer. It helps to release unexpressed emotions and heartache and transform emotional conditioning that no longer serves you. If you have never received love, Rose Quartz opens your heart so that you become receptive. If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief. Even more importantly, this gemstone teaches you how to love yourself as you cannot accept love from others if you do not love yourself. Rose Quartz encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, and invokes self-trust and self-worth.

Physically, Rose Quartz strengthens the physical heart and circulatory system. It releases impurities from the body fluids. Placed on the Thymus, this crystal aids chest and lung problems. Rose Quartz heals the kidneys and adrenals and alleviates vertigo. This stone is said to increase fertility. It is also helpful with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease and senile dementia.

I have tumbled Rose Quartz, as well as Rose Quartz jewelry and puffy hearts available on my website.

Tumbled Smokey Quartz
Tumbled Smokey Quartz

SMOKEY QUARTZ

Smokey Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring stones and, at the same time, it actually raises vibration during meditation. This protective stone has a strong link with the earth and lower chakras. It is a superb antidote to stress and assists in difficult times by fortifying resolve.

Smokey Quartz teaches you how to leave behind anything that no longer serves you. Psychologically, this gemstone relieves fear, lifts depression and brings emotional calm. It alleviates suicidal tendencies. Smokey Quartz aids acceptance of the physical body and sexuality, enhancing virility and cleansing the base chakra so that passion can flow naturally. Smokey Quartz reduces the fear of failure, unblocks self-limitations and lets one risk trying new experiences.

This crystal alleviates nightmares and helps to manifest your dreams.

Smokey Quartz is an emotional balancer. This gemstone clears and transmutes negative emotions. Smokey Quartz grounds all kinds of negative energy and is excellent for stabilizing mood swings.

Mentally, Smokey Quartz promotes positive, pragmatic thought. It helps to provide clear insight and neutralizes the fear of failure. This stone dissolves contradictions, promotes concentration and helps with communication. Smokey Quartz helps to clear the mind before meditation.

Physically, being irradiated itself, Smokey Quartz is excellent for treating radiation-related illness and therapy. However, one should make sure to choose crystals that have been naturally irradiated rather than those that have been artificially treated. (These stones are usually very black and non-transparent.)

Smokey Quartz is effective for ailments of the hips, abdomen and legs. It relieves pain, including headaches, and benefits muscle and nerve tissue, as well as the heart. This gemstone strengthens the back and fortifies the nerves. It aids in the assimilation of minerals and regulates liquids within the body.

Smokey Quartz benefits the reproductive system, dissolves cramps and is excellent for PMS suffers and those who feel irritable in general. It is an excellent stone to use in any stressful situation and helps rebuild emotional burn-out by offering protection during the healing period. .

I have tumbled Smokey Quartz and Smokey Quartz jewelry available on my website.

Raw Sodalite.
Raw Sodalite.

SODALITE

Sodalite helps alleviate insomnia caused by overactive mental chatter. This crystal helps to dispel irrelevant thoughts, provides mental focus, and maintains logical reasoning with regard to emotional upsets. Sodalite promotes issues of trust, enhances companionship and the commonality of goals with others. Sodalite is an excellent stone for busy women who find no time for peace, who need to relax and to restore their mental energies.

Sodalite, a stone of peace, unites logic with intuition. It stimulates the pineal gland and third eye and opens spiritual perception. Sodalite deepens meditation and can be used to help you understand your circumstances. This gemstone instills a drive for truth and an urge toward idealism, allowing you to be true to yourself and stand up for your own beliefs.

Sodalite clears electromagnetic pollution and can be placed near or on computers to block their emanations.

This is a very useful gemstone for families and group work, as it brings a sense of harmony and solidarity of purpose. Sodalite stimulates trust and companionship between members, encouraging interdependence.

An excellent stone for the mind, Sodalite eliminates mental confusion and intellectual bondage. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuitive perception. This crystal stimulates the release of old mental conditioning and rigid mind sets, allowing one to put new insights into practice.

Psychologically, Sodalite brings about emotional balance and can calm panic attacks. It can transform a defensive or oversensitive personality, helping to release the core fears, guilt, phobias and control mechanisms that hold you back from being who you truly are. This gemstone enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. It is one of the few stones that bring the shadow self up to the surface to be accepted without judgment.

Physically, Sodalite balances the metabolism, boosts the immune system, overcomes calcium deficiencies and cleanses the lymphatic system and organs. This stone combats radiation damage and insomnia. It treats the throat, vocal cords and larynx and is helpful for hoarseness and digestive disorders. Sodalite cools fevers, lowers blood pressure and stimulates the absorption of fluids in the body.

I have tumbled Sodalite and Sodalite jewelry available on my website, as well as the raw specimen shown above.

Tumbled Sunstone
Tumbled Sunstone

SUNSTONE

Sunstone is a light-inspiring stone that instills a joy of life and good nature. If life has lost its sweetness, Sunstone will restore it and help you to nurture yourself. Clearing all the chakras and bringing in light and energy, this crystal allows your real self to shine through happily.

Sunstone has a profound connection to light and the regenerative power of sun. Traditionally, it is linked to benevolent gods and to luck and good fortune.

Sunstone is extremely effective for removing "hooks" from other people which have the effect of draining your energy. Sunstone lovingly returns the contact to the other person and is extremely beneficial for tie-cutting. Keep Sunstone with you at all times if you have difficulty saying "No" and continually make sacrifices for others. Helping with co-dependency, this crystal facilitates self-empowerment, independence and vitality. If procrastination is holding you back, Sunstone will help you overcome it.

Emotionally, Sunstone acts as an anti-depressant and lifts dark moods. It is particularly effective for seasonal affective disorder. It helps one to detach from feelings of being discriminated against, disadvantaged and abandoned. Removing inhibitions and hang-ups, Sunstone reverses feelings of failure and increases self-worth and confidence. This gemstone encourages optimism and enthusiasm.

Physically, Sunstone stimulates self-healing powers, regulates the autonomic nervous system and harmonizes all the organs. It treats chronic sore throats and relieves stomach ulcers. Sunstone also relieves cartilage problems, rheumatism and general aches and pains.

I have tumbled Sunstone available on my website.

Turquoise
Turquoise

TURQUOISE

Turquoise provides solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. A protective stone, Turquoise has been used for amulets and talismans since time immemorial. This stone is believed to change color to warn of danger or infidelity.

Turquoise promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds. Placed on the third eye, it enhances intuition and meditation. Placed on the throat chakra, it releases old vows, inhibitions and prohibitions and allows the soul to express itself once more. Turquoise helps you to explore past lives and shows you how the creation of your "fate" is ongoing and depends on what you do at each moment.

A crystal of purification, Turquoise dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog. It is an excellent stone to use against outside influences or pollutants in the environment.

Turquoise is empathetic, understanding and it promotes self-realization. This gemstone assists creative problem-solving and calms the nerves when speaking in public.

Psychologically, Turquoise is a strengthening stone. It dissolves a martyred attitude or self-sabotage. Mentally, this crystal instills inner calm while allowing one to remain alert. Turquoise stimulates romantic love.

Emotionally, Turquoise is an excellent stone for exhaustion, depression or panic attacks.

Turquoise strengthens the physical and psychic immune systems. It regenerates tissue, supports the assimilation of nutrients, alleviates pollution and viral infections, and heals the whole body, especially the eyes (including cataracts). Turquoise reduces excess acidity and benefits gout, rheumatism and the stomach. This stone is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, and alleviates cramps and pain.

Conclusion

Much additional information on crystals and stones is available on my website www.naturesforyou.com in the Interesting Info section. I hope the information I have provided here is useful to you.

Namaste, Diane

Great Related Books on Amazon

Here are a few good books on stones and crystals. I also have a much larger selection available on my website - at Amazon prices!

Crystal Prescriptions: The A-Z Guide to Over 1,200 Symptoms and Their Healing Crystals
Crystal Prescriptions: The A-Z Guide to Over 1,200 Symptoms and Their Healing Crystals

Listing over 1,200 symptoms, this is a practical first-aid guide based on sound crystal-healing principles that have been practiced for millennia. Crystals are a gentle, non-invasive system of holistic healing with no side effects. Suitable for children and animals, they can also benefit your environment and your home.

 
Judy Hall's Good Vibrations
Judy Hall's Good Vibrations

Do you want to learn simple but effective psychic protection techniques? Are you seeking a way of amplifying your energy? Do you want to revitalise yourself and your creative fire? Would you like your relationships to be more vital? Do you have difficulty sleeping? Do you feel nervous and at risk when travelling? Are you concerned for the well being of your children or pets? Are you the target of misdirected energy? Do you want to reprogram your negative expectations? Do you want to live positively and vibrantly? Good Vibrations has the answer! This book brings together Judy Hall's thirty five years experience in applying healing, crystals and energy medicine to create a healthier mind, body, relationship and environment. Promoting good vibrations are essential if you are to live life to the full enjoying excellent health, inner serenity and joie de vivre but it is particularly necessary if you work with other people, especially as a carer, therapist, practitioner or counsellor. Taking some simple steps to clear your space, amplify and contain your energy field and heighten your vibrations improves your well being, shields your energy, safeguards you against subtle invasion, and creates a safe space in which to live, love and work. The brand-new concept of Crystal EFT helps you to reprogram negative emotional states and bring positivity and confidence into all areas of your life.

 
The Women's Book of Healing: Auras, Chakras, Laying On of Hands, Crystals, Gemstones, and Colors
The Women's Book of Healing: Auras, Chakras, Laying On of Hands, Crystals, Gemstones, and Colors

A knowledgeable, insightful book, filled with the miracles of our bodies and powers of our mind. Gems and crystals, the gifts of the earth, are truly the trusted old friends of self-healing. Women are naturally healers. Throughout time, they have performed curative roles as mothers, midwives, caregivers, and wise women, but modern medicine has suppressed this important tradition. Ancient women healers knew that the body is more than what is seen: through body, emotions, mind, and spirit, we can connect with the Goddess and actively choose to heal ourselves and others. By relearning and using ancient skills like aura and chakra work, creative visualization, meditation, laying on of hands, psychic healing, and working with crystals and gemstones, women can prevent or transform many dis-eases of the body and spirit before they become matters for modern medicine. In THE WOMEN'S BOOK OF HEALING, Diane Stein, author of the best-selling ESSENTIAL REIKI, demystifies, explains, and teaches these skills in ways that modern women can learn and use. She first introduces basic healing, then applies those skills to healing with crystals and gemstones - a beautiful, effective, and empowering aspect of the ancient woman's healing methods. A comprehensive guide from a knowledgeable healer, THE WOMEN'S BOOK OF HEALING proves that well-being is within a woman's choice and natural abilities, and reaffirms her timeless role as healer of herself and others.

 
The American Indian: Secrets of Crystal Healing
The American Indian: Secrets of Crystal Healing

The Native Americans are particularly concerned with the misuse of crystals, and the potential harm that can do. In this fascinating book, they reveal the age-old secrets - many handed down by word of mouth through generations - of the Native American tribes. The book includes: purification are care of crystals; stones and their properties; working practices; practical exercises; the laws of healing; colours and their properties; how to prepare the essences; and, the therapeutic touch and exercises.

 
The Crystal Bible
The Crystal Bible

What can I say - it's my bible when it comes to stones and crystals!

 

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      Cool lens

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      dianesimon lm 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks RevRoger! I appreciate the positive feedback! Kind regards, Diane.

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      rrberman 3 years ago

      Great info. Thank-you. I am a student of Crystal Healing and would be interested on your recommendations for the Best Crystals for Men. Thanks again for your article.

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      dianesimon lm 3 years ago

      @rrberman: Thank you for liking it!  Here's my list of the best stones for men:

      Amethyst, Garnet, Jade, Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Diamond, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite and Moonstone.

      You can get much more information about these stones on my website - www.naturesforyou.com - AND I'm thinking I'll just have to write a new article on the Best Stones for Men!  Thanks for the idea! (http://www.naturesforyou.com)

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