What are the healing Gemstones? They’re the same Gemstones you’ve seen every day. Gemstones are all around us as an all-important component of everyday life.
Their power has been used for centuries for everything from Reiki healing to creating technology. The only difference is understanding what healing Gemstones can do for you and how to use them in your own life.
If you’re interested in learning more about Gemstones, read on to learn what Gemstone might be right for you.
WHAT ARE HEALING GEMSTONES ANYWAY?
Gemstones are all around you whether you notice them or not. Making up a large part of our planet’s crust, Gemstones are beneath you and around you. You may not know just how many Gemstones you come in contact with every day and what effect they have had on your own life and wellbeing to date.
Healing Gemstones have been used in conjunction with spiritual practice now for a very long time. However, the Western world is still playing catch up on fully realizing the power of this element.
DO HEALING GEMSTONES WORK?
Your yoga teacher isn’t the only one who understands the connective powers and vibrational conductivity capabilities of Gemstones. Engineers and scientists have long been utilizing the unique power of Gemstones to create technological advancements for a long time.
While many scientists and engineers have difficulty accepting the spiritual nature of the world around us, they have been wise enough to see the power of Gemstones and their place in science. Gemstones have been utilized by scientists and engineers to create the crucial interconnectivity needed for clocks, computers, and virtually every other piece of technology you own.
WHICH HEALING GEMSTONES ARE BEST FOR YOU?
Need to clear away negativity? Look for pieces featuring Citrine, Sodalite, Labradorite, and Rose Quartz.
Looking to create a greater sense of internal strength? You may be interested in learning more about amethyst.
Wearing your stones is a great way to keep them close to you and recharge yourself. Gemstone jewelry is a great way to start integrating the power of Gemstones into your life, especially if you don’t have the time to meditate with your Gemstones every day.
Here’s a quick list of a few of the most popular Gemstones. Take a moment to realize which stones resonate the most with you as you read:
This Gemstone is a decidedly feminine one. Moonstone is especially helpful for those who are looking to improve their own fertility. Responsible for a connection to the divine feminine, this stone is perfect for anyone who may be looking to get pregnant soon.
This gemstone is a special crystal to keep close by because it reminds you of the natural beauty of the cosmos. If you’re in the mood to get weird, Labradorite also helps you channel powers of clairvoyance, recalling past lives, or other psychic abilities.
Clear quartz is often a good choice for those who are just beginning their journey into Gemstone work. Clear quartz is so easy to work with because of its amplification powers and its ability to cleanse the energy of other Gemstones.
This is another reason why clear quartz can be a great choice when selecting your first Gemstone. As your collection grows, its contribution will only become more valuable.
This pink-hued Gemstone is recognized for inspiring unconditional love and clearing out negativity. One of the most popular stones currently available, it is especially effective.
This iteration of quartz is especially helpful in grounding oneself.
Want to learn more? There’s a wealth of information available. Check out Judy Hall’s ‘The Crystal Bible – A Definitive Guide to Crystals’ to get a more in-depth understanding of Gemstones and the power they can bring you.
Jade carries serene and calming energy, helping a person to find self-acceptance and inner calm. This healing stone can also help the wearer understand dream symbolism and tap inner creativity. It can also relieve physical pain such as cramps and help flush toxins from the body.
Kyanite helps facilitate channeling and opens communications centers to enable contact with spirit guides and angels. Kyanite is probably best known for its balancing properties that align the chakras, especially the throat chakra. There is no need to cleanse this stone; it clears itself automatically of negative energies.
Need something soothing? Put down the glass of wine and opt for a beautiful piece of amethyst jewelry.
Amethyst is responsible for helping to relieve stress, soothe emotions, and create a feeling of calm in your body and mind. Amethyst can also help to raise your own vibrational frequencies.
This beautiful Gemstone is a gem often used in jewelry. Many of the people who wear aquamarine jewelry regularly may not even know these gems hidden power. Great for those who are battling phobias, this aqua toned gem will create calm and balance while relieving tension and anxiety.
Perhaps the ‘sexist’ member of the family of healing Gemstones, this Gemstone is responsible for creating a strong charge through the first three Chakras. Carelian is also responsible for creating courage and sexual response. Looking for a surge of confidence before your job interview? Looking to up your own self-value or create a stronger sexual response in yourself or in your lover? This might just be the Gemstone for you.
Heralded as the most protective of all Gemstones, this magenta-hued Gemstone is a beauty. This Gemstone can help create clarity in your mind and encourage love. Great for balancing yin-yang energies, this Gemstone is all about love and balance.
This stone is the stone best suited to help relieve grief. Especially potent at expelling negative energy, this stone will aid in the emotional and physical strength required to move forward or move on.
Black Onyx is the stone best suited to protect one from the ‘evil eye’ and also the birthstone associated with those sharing the Leo zodiac sign.
Feeling like your self-confidence or self-esteem just got flushed down the toilet? This stone will help you feel more courageous, brave and more confident in yourself, your work and your ideas.
Such a pretty stone. This one helps you with your self-awareness/expression and also to find your truth and speak it. It also is great for raising your self-confidence. If you are feeling like you don’t belong or don’t fit in anywhere or maybe you don’t quite understand who you are, this will help you gain some clarity.
This is the perfect stone if you have fears or phobias. The Amber will aid in helping you get through them. Also a powerful gemstone for clearing away negative emotions and limiting beliefs that still may keep you back from living a life you deserve.
This is probably the best stone to repel negative energy and calm your stress/emotions. It’s an amazing grounding gemstone to help you stay, well, grounded in any stressful or upsetting situation. It’s also a beautiful stone to pair with others.
Another great gemstone to help with negative energy but this one is also really fantastic for increasing positive energy, self-confidence, and concentration. Keep a Fluorite stone in your hand if you need to face a difficult decision-making situation.
The Iron Pyrite can be used to deter any negative energy or any physical danger that you may be faced with. This can also help activate your intellect and memory even more.
This is another stone that can help with love. This crystal is often called the stone for ‘successful love’. This crystal can promote focus, clear negativity and encourage loyalty and sensitivity.
The Citrine crystal is often used because of it’s warm, optimistic energy it can give off and also it has the added benefit of not having to be cleansed or recharged. This crystal also helps to fend off any negative energy that comes your way.
The Celestine crystal can be great for calming and balancing. Some people who have used this crystal have said it helps them to remember their dreams. Celestine can also help provide clarity and peace to your body.
This smooth crystal is known as the “supreme nurturer.” It’s said to empower the spirit and support you through times of stress by preparing you to fully “show up.” It’s claimed to protect you from and absorb negative vibes while promoting courage, quick thinking, and confidence. These are traits that are extra helpful when tackling important issues — which is exactly what this stone may be good for.
An intensely protective stone, obsidian is said to help form a shield against physical and emotional negativity. It’s also said to help get rid of emotional blockage and promote qualities of strength, clarity, and compassion to help find your true sense of self. For your physical body, it may aid in digestion and detoxification while potentially helping reduce pain and cramps.
This blue crystal has powers that are said to help heal the mind, body, and soul. Generally speaking, it’s seen as a good luck charm that can help balance your emotions while finding your spiritual groundings. When it comes to the body, it’s said to benefit the respiratory, skeletal, and immune system.
This powerful healing stone lives up to its name. Bloodstone is claimed to help cleanse the blood by drawing off bad environmental energies and improving circulation. Mindfully speaking, it encourages selflessness, creativity, and idealism while helping you live within the current moment. It’s also said it can also help you rid yourself of feelings of irritability, aggressiveness, and impatience.
This bluestone is one of wisdom and royalty. It’s said it can attract prosperity, happiness, and peace while opening up the mind to accept beauty and intuition. As for physical health, this stone is claimed to also help heal eye issues, cellular levels, and blood disorders while also easing depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
A red standout, this stone helps restore vitality and energy levels. This can help improve things such as sensuality, sex, and intellect. It’s also said to help bring self-awareness and the realization of truth to one’s mind. Rubies were used in ancient times to help remove toxins from the blood and improve the overall circulatory system.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CRYSTAL?
When you first bring your crystal home, you’ll want to cleanse away any negativity it may have picked up. You can hold it under cold, running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot.
Add a bit of sea salt to the cleanse or burn sage to really help it get rid of unwanted energies. You can also leave it out to dry in morning sunlight or full moonlight to let the light filter through. So it’s not just about their physical care, though. For crystals to work their magic, you mentally have to remove the negative energy or skepticism you may have about their capabilities. It’s important to respect what they can do for you.
The main benefit of crystals may be their healing abilities. But if we’re being perfectly honest, they’re also really beautiful. So it’s no surprise people make tons of accessories out of them, like jewelry or home decorations. Not only will the crystals look nice, keeping good energy around never hurt anyone.
SELECTING YOUR OWN SACRED GEMSTONES
There are so many more Gemstones to learn about, all with unique qualities that are designed to empower you toward creating and owning your own best life. You may choose a stone that is your birthstone. Or perhaps because you’re willing and ready to work on a certain shortcoming, or in preparation for an upcoming challenge.
While Gemstones can only be as powerful as you let them become, it’s helpful to know that they’ll always be there to center you when you need it most.