Before I begin, I would like to ask you to make sure that you know where your crystals and gemstones come from. The industry tends to be quite inhumane, so be sure to support suppliers of ethically mined gemstones.
Everyone knows that crystals and gemstones are beautiful, they can brighten up a room and add aesthetics to almost anything. But did you know that they are amazing self-care tools!? Each crystal and gemstone holds its own unique power that can help you achieve your best. Without further ado, let’s explore eight healing stones and how you need them in your life!
Amethyst is an excellent protector. It is known as the Gem of Fire and has been highly valued throughout history. It is known as “All Healer” Amethyst is a passionate stone, it heals the mind and body while protecting the soul. Amethyst helps bring peace, inner healing, stress relief, positive energy and communication.
It is an excellent stone to use to curb feelings of anxiety. Personally, I use it the most when I’m going through episodes of separation anxiety, which has been a lot over the past year. Amethyst opens the mind and inspires creativity, this comes from the fact that it is mainly connected to the third eye and the crown chakra.
Zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces, Capricorn, Virgo, Sagittarius
Element: Air, Water
Just like amethyst, clear quartz is a healing stone. Known as the “Master Healer”, Quartz brings calm and clarity. It regulates Linked to all the Chakras, Quarts brings alignment. This crystal is known to aid sleep, improve memory, and reduce stress. One of the strongest abilities of quartz is to amplify the abilities of all other crystals by raising their vibrations.
Quartz is an amazing stone to sleep with, especially the day before a big test, project, or presentation. I kept a coin in my pocket during the SAT, as well as while I was trying to memorize my lines for my school’s coin.
Zodiac: All; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Element: All; Earth, Fire, Air, Water
Decision Planet: Sun
Selenite is known as the Stone of the Moon Goddess, which takes its name from Selene. In Hellenism (ancient Greek beliefs), Selene was the Moon herself. Selenite gets its name from its translucent silvery-white appearance and potency. Selenite, like the Moon, is an ultimate purifier. You can use selenite to clear other crystals, tarot cards, emotions, as well as the energies of objects and spaces.
Besides purification, selenite brings peaceful energy. It helps bring clarity of mind, which makes it easier for us to analyze situations. Selenite calls and attracts love. For this reason, in addition to its pure nature, Selenite is ideal for warding off unwanted attention.
Decision Planet: Moon
Unakite is your best friend when it comes to taking care of your emotional well-being. One of its best known characteristics is the regulation of the energies that exist in your life. It repels toxicity and emotional vampires while bringing in what is good and useful for you. These energies can take the form of people, Unakite will repel toxic relationships and invite those who have pure intentions and your best interests at heart. This stone is a great help in recovering from addiction. Unakite is primarily related to the heart chakra, and when it comes to fixing a broken heart, I have yet to find another tool like it.
Unakite looks deep below the surface to find the causes of your pain. Meditating with Unakite helps you release past issues, allowing you to heal and learn from them.
…beneath painful experiences hides power and strength
ruling planet: Venus & Mars
Rose quartz is a crystal of unconditional love, it is known as the stone of the heart and represents not only love for others but also love for yourself. Being part of the Quartz family, it shares many of the same qualities, such as relieving stress, reducing anxiety and improving sleep; This stone has many unique qualities all its own. Rose Quartz helps restore harmony and trust in platonic and romantic relationships, it invites intimacy and strengthens the bonds of new and pre-existing relationships.
If you find it hard to love yourself, rose quartz may be the stone for you! The crystal aspires to bring a sense of calm to your being; it relieves guilt, reduces stress, promotes self-esteem and opens your heart chakra, allowing you to release pent up emotions.
Zodiac: Taurus, Libra
Element: Ground water
ruling planet: Venus
As you can probably guess, Rainbow Moonstone is part of the Moonstone family and therefore will share many features and abilities with other forms of Moonstone, while having unique qualities of its own. Moonstone is strongest during the full moon as it relates to its cycles and reflects its phases.
Rainbow Moonstone is an excellent tool for sleep enhancement and dream work. All moonstones are great for dreamwork, however, due to its power to deflect negative energy and psychological protection, rainbow moonstone is protection against nightmares and will calm your dream landscape. Rainbow Moonstone is known to help relieve during menstruation and childbirth, as well as to support fertility.
Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Libra
Decision Planet: Moon
Called “the stone of happiness”, peacock mineral, also known as chalcopyrite, clears negative energies, brings a wealth of joy and relates most to the crown chakra. Peacock Ore helps elevate your self-confidence, hope, and increase your level of happiness. Due to its bright nature and cheerful disposition, Peacock Ore is an amazing tool to aid in meditation.
Peacock Ore also helps to focus thought by stimulating the intellect, opening the mind to be able to receive new perspectives and understanding elements of the larger picture making it a perfect aid when the time comes to pass tests. I kept a piece of peacock ore (along with amethyst, quartz, and anyolite) in my pocket while taking the SAT earlier in the day.
Physically, Peacock Ore is known to invigorate sex and protect pregnancy. I have found it to help reduce menstrual cramps, but have yet to investigate whether cramp reduction is one of its known abilities, or if it might just be a me thing. However, it would make sense for something that relates to sex and pregnancy to also relate to menstruation.
Element: Earth & Fire
ruling planet: Mercury
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a stone of encouragement, it brings clarity of communication and cleanses negativity. It brings a sense of calm and stability. Blue Lace Agate is connected to your throat chakra and can also be used on your third eye to soothe an overactive mind. Overall, Blue Lace Agate helps to clearly articulate your thoughts and emotions. By allowing you to communicate your true thoughts, this stone promotes self-acceptance.
Blue Lace Agate is mostly a baby blue color with streaks of white and darker blue running through it. Its coloring reflects the serene nature of the stone. Blue Lace Agate is a healer, it nurtures the spirit so you can keep a cool head in high intensity situations.
As winter gives way to spring and new life is ready to burst forth, blue marks the beginning of life and emotion.
Element: Air & Water