Crystals 101 & Metaphysical Properties
Here’s a little guide on crystals and how to use them!
How to use your crystals -
crystals have a variety of uses according to their metaphysical properties. I personally feel that you should use your crystals intuitively aka whatever feels good for you!
When you first receive your crystal, you should tune it to your own energy. Cleanse the crystal (using your preferred method) and then hold the crystal near your heart space as you speak your intentions into it. This is how you can program your crystal for better use.
the way you choose to use your crystal after that is based on what your specific intentions are. Some crystals are great for calming, some are great for amplifying, some are great for manifesting, some are great for sparking creativity, some are great for protection - honestly there are so many different uses!
You can place them on your altar, in your purse, wear them as jewelry, create a crystal grid, use them for specific manifestations, decorate your home and more!
how to cleanse + charge your crystals
you should try to cleanse any new crystal upon receiving it into your home/energy sphere. you will also want to cleanse your crystals after heavy use, weekly, or at least MONTHLY based off a full moon cycle.
there are several methods to cleanse but I find these to be the safest as some methods can be harmful to certain crystals.
• smudging using sage, Palo Santo, pine, lavender or other smoke safe herbs . Simply put the piece through the smoke to cleanse.
• selenite - you can use selenite to cleanse and clear any remaining energies in a crystal.
• full moon energy cleansing bath - place crystals in the full moon light for 6+ hours to cleanse the energy.
to charge -
you can charge using the full moon (this can be done at the same time as cleansing)
you can also charge with specific intentions
you can charge using sound bath methods
you can charge using orgone energy or charging plates
Most popular crystal properties
Agate: Agate is a stone of strength and courage; it tones and strengthens the mind & body, grounding and stabilising emotions and physical energy. Agate helps with the acceptance of oneself and to see the truth. Its healing and cleansing qualities eliminate negative energy, soothing and calming the mind, body & spirit. Agate occurs naturally in many colours but is also often dyed brilliant bright colours.
Blue crazy lace agate gemstone beads from Dakota Stones. This stone is actually Mexican crazy lace agate that has been color enhanced with teal blue dye. Teal blue, grey, white and cream marbling is present throughout. Instances of light orange marbling may be seen in the stone, the orange has been added. No two stones are alike, yet they all complement one another.
Amethyst: Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and contentment, it bestows stability, strength, inner peace. It is a great stone for meditation and enhancing your intuition and psychic abilities with its calming and peaceful energy. Amethyst provides clarity and enhances conscious perception and understanding.
Ametrine: Ametrine is the combination of both Amethyst and Citrine creating a stone of optimism. Its high energy balances out stress, tension and emotional blockages to help harmonise and heal the body, creating a feeling of well-being. Ametrine connects the physical realm with the higher consciousness, facilitating protection during physic experiences. It can also aid meditation allowing greater focus.
Amazonite: The stone of hope. Amazonite helps filter outside information through the use of Intuition. Amazonite encourages faith, enhances male qualities and physical strength. Calming energy. Amazonite is a stone of peace, truth, harmony, and communication. It gently soothes the nerves, and it's energies can be felt to the touch. This stone radiates blue rays full of rejuvenating vibrations that are here to calm the heart.
Aquamarine purifies the body and enhances clarity of mind with its gentle and compassionate energy. It helps bring closure to unresolved situations. It is especially good for sensitive people promoting self courage, elevating fears and phobias. Aquamarine is an excellent stone for meditation, calming and balancing the physical, emotional and mental aspects.
Blue Apatite is a stone of manifestation attuned to the future, activating psychic abilities and allowing expansion of knowledge. Apatite will stimulate the intellect and brings ideas from the mind down into the earth realm through realizations.
Blue Kyanite opens the throat chakra, encouraging communication and self-expression. It cuts through fears and blockages, helping to speak one's truth. It is very useful for public speakers and performers as it strengthens the voice and heals the throat and the larynx.
Carnelian enhances and vitalises the physical, emotional and mental bodies. It’s warm, inviting and joyous energy attunes with the inner self helping to open the heart. It helps restore vitality and increase ones motivation and get up and go. It is great for stimulating creativity. Carnelian is full of life force and gives us courage and vigar to make the right life choices. It helps anchor you in the present reality, aiding concentration and willpower, allowing you to trust yourself and your perceptions.
Celestite is often associated with divine power and is thought to increase understanding, higher consciousness, as well as mindfulness when used in meditation and prayer.
Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will. It absorbs negative energy. It brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Chalcedony instills feelings of benevolence and generosity.
Chevron Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and contentment; it bestows stability, strength, inner peace. It is a great stone for meditation and enhancing your intuition and psychic abilities with its calming and peaceful energy. Amethyst provides clarity and enhances conscious perception and understanding. Chevron Amethyst brings the qualities of purity, composure and calmness, repealing negativity. It enhances intuitive vision, helping to bring a positive answer to any problem.
Chrysocolla is a stone of empowerment of the feminine energies, teaching that genuine power is best expressed through gentleness. It is a stone of the Goddess, and those who resonate with it will likely feel her ancient and enduring energies rising within themselves.
Citrine is an energising stone that provides happiness, courage, hope and warmth. It is said to hold the energy of the sun, enhancing our self esteem, self expression and creativity. Citrine is a powerful cleansing and revitalising stone, invigorating and awakening the mind, body and soul. It attracts abundance and prosperity into our lives.
Quartz is known as a powerful and universal healing stone, it works on all areas of the mind and body, awakening, amplifying and transmitting energy and clarifying thought processes. It is an excellent stone for meditation, directing energies with more intensity. It connects to the higher self, removes negativity and allows access to your spirit guides. Clear Quartz provides clarity in thinking and awareness. Improving your memory and providing clarity of mind.
Desert Rose Selenite is a unique, natural crystal formation that is formed from the combination of water, wind and sand. It carries the energies of clarity, prosperity and purification. ... The desert rose selenite meaning is to rid the mind of old thought-processes that we hold that are outdated or overused.
Selenite is a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection. The powerful vibration of Selenitecan clear, open, and activate the Crown and Higher Chakras and is excellent for all types of spiritual work. Selenite can also be used to strengthen the memory.
Fluorite promotes focus, intuition and understanding. It helps to bring chaos into order, promoting stability, free thinking and clear unbiased reasoning. Fluorite is excellent for the advancement of the mind, aiding in meditation and interdimensional communication. It is a highly protective stone, especially on a psychic level and from outside influences. Fluorite draws away negative energy and stress, cleansing and purifying the body.
Garnet is a stone of prosperity and abundance, encouraging gratitude and service to others. It is associated with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, awakening creative energies and lending power to one's will. Garnet cleanses and re-energises the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony.
Green Aventurine promotes positive, easy going attitude towards life, balances male and female energies, brings joy, happiness and emotional tranquillity. It aligns one's centres, purifies the physical, mental and emotional bodies, promoting health and well being. Aventurine promotes compassion and empathy, calming our anger. It stimulates our mind, creativity, motivation and independence. It protects us against electromagnetic energy and environmental pollution. It is also a stone of prosperity.
Hematite is a grounding and protective stone that energises and vitalises the physical body. It promotes optimism, determination, courage, self esteem and willpower, helping you to magnetise what you truly want and to strive for improvement. Hematite harmonises the mind, body and spirit, helping to dissolve negativity.
Howlite is an aid to insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. A calming stone, Howlite calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression.
iolite is great for aiding spiritual and shamanic journeys. It stimulates the imagination and assists with manifestation. It encourages psychic ability and self confidence.
Jade is a powerful emotional balancer, nurturing and bringing peace and purity into your life, removing negative thoughts and energy. It radiates the divine, promoting unconditional love, serenity, clarity of mind, courage and wisdom. Jade is believed to be stone of luck, prosperity and friendship. It can enhance your dreams, allowing you to awaken hidden knowledge and become who you really are. It is a protective stone that keeps you from harm.
Polychronic Jasper is also known as Desert Jasper it represents the earth and is a grounding stone that promotes stability and balance in life. It balances the vibrations and emotional energies of the body, and is very nurturing. It helps to bring balance between assertiveness and sensitivity, bringing tranquillity and wholeness into your life, sustaining and supporting in times of stress.
Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone, it works on all areas of the mind and body increasing energy and clarifying thought processes. It is known as the bringer of light and is excellent for meditation, directing energies with more intensity allowing you to connect to your high self and seek out our spiritual purpose. Helps clear and protect your aura. Labradorite stimulates intuition, raising the consciousness and connecting to the universal energy. It is a stone of transformation, reflection and showing true intensions.
Larvikite is a protective and grounding stone. It is cleansing to the subtle bodies and facilitates a strong connection with the energies of Earth, helping to connect with the spirits of Nature. Larvikite stimulates inner visions and enhances our psychic abilities. It allows us to see the past, providing clarity to visions of past life recall.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.
Lepidolite A “stone of transition”, Lepidolite assists in the release and reorganisation of old behavioural and psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It brings deep emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression. Lepidolite dissipates negativity and insists on being used for the highest good.
Malachite is a green gemstone representing new life, spring, nature, energy, rebirth, growth, fertility and the natural environment.
Moonstone is highly aligned to the female energy of the universe and the energy of the moon and its cycles. It is known as the stone of new beginnings and with its new beginnings it brings insight and intuition. Moonstone is uplifting and calming, it enhances psychic ability and calms reactions, aiding in self analysis.
Morganite is a clear glassy pink gemstone that is connected with the soul, the heart, and love. Wearing a Morganite crystal will bring you healing energy, compassion, joy, confidence, inner strength, and unconditional love.
Moss Agate symbolizes abundance. Moss Agate carries energies of persistence and endurance, as well as of success, wealth, and prosperity. It can boost your optimism, creativity, self-esteem, and self-confidence.
Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength. Obsidian aids the digestion and detoxifies. It reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps. Warms the extremities.
Onyx gives strength. It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.
Opalite is a wonderfully serene crystal. It is a stone of love, but only rewards faithful lovers. It is said to help form lasting romantic bonds. Opalite is believed to alleviate depression, soothe frayed nerves and help us to step away from anxiety. It is said to bring inner peace and a sense of calm in any situation.
Ocean Jasper are excellent healing stones that help you if you need a lift. They help to release negative feelings to aid you to feel more optimistic. Ocean jasper energy stimulates the heart chakra, to encourage feelings of joy, happiness and elevated spirits!
These crystals aid you to communicate more positively and allow loving feelings to be expressed in what you say.
Peridot is a stone of compassion. It has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing. It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot also bring abundance and prosperity. It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage.
Prehnite is considered a stone of unconditional love and the crystal to heal the healer. It enhances precognition and inner knowing. Prehnite alleviates nightmares, phobias and deep fears, uncovering and healing the dis-ease that creates them. It is a stone for dreaming and remembering.
Red Jasper represents the earth and is a grounding stone that promotes stability and balance in life. It warms and enlivens the will and enhances courageous and dynamic energy that sustains and supports in times of stress. Red Jasper brings feelings of peace and tranquillity, gently stimulating your energy, helping you to face your problems, taking away your worries and calming the emotions. It grounding energy brings a sense of fulfilment and wholeness.
Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart.
Rhodochrosite is a stone that integrates physical and spiritual energies, stimulating love and passion while energising the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook. It improves self worth and soothes emotional stress.
Rose Quartz promotes unconditional love, forgiveness, and compassion. It creates harmony in relationships and teaches us about the true essence of love. It purifies and opens up the heart allowing us to express our emotions. It reduces stress and tension, allowing us to express love, sensitivity and compassion towards ourselves and others. Rose Quartz brings a deep inner healing, enhancing self love, self trust, self worth and self confidence. It can be used to attract love into your life and maintain happy loving relationships.
Ruby is a stone of Divine creativity. It boosts your energy levels and promotes high self-esteem, intuition, and spiritualwisdom. Ruby is a symbol of good fortune, pure love, and loyalty. As an aphrodisiac stone, it brings vigor into your life.
Selentite enhances clarity of the mind and concentration, expanding ones awareness of the self and of ones surroundings and having a positive effect on the brain. It soothes the nerves and enhances willpower. Selentite enhances clarity of the mind and concentration, expanding ones awareness of the self and of ones surroundings and having a positive effect on the brain. It soothes the nerves and enhances willpower.
Selenite is a calming stone that instils deep peace and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work. It assists judgement and insight. It clears confusion and aids in seeing the deeper picture. Cleanses the aura.
Sapphire is said to be the wisdom stone, stimulating concentration, enhancing creativity and promoting purity and depth of thought. It is believed to focus and calm the mind as well as remove unwanted thoughts, depression and mental tension. It is known as the stone of new love and commitment and is claimed to be useful in encouraging faithfulness and loyalty. Sapphire is thought to bring peace of mind, serenity and prosperity.
Sardonyx is used as a stone of strength and protection since ancient times. sardonyx is associated with courage, happiness and clear communication. It brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships.
Septarian is a gray clay called bentonite clay made up with yellow calcite and red/brown aragonite formations. It enhances communication abilities. A very good healing stone for yourself or others. Uplifting, it helps you to understand yourself spiritually.
Shungite is a hard black, amorphous, coal-like material composed or more than 98% carbon. Regarded as a “wonder stone” It transforms and absorbs negative energies and aids in psychic protection.
Smokey Quartz dissipates blocked energy & negativity, providing a mildly sedative affect, helping you to relax. It is an excellent stone for mediation as it assists in grounding, centering and enhancing awareness, dream recollection and channelling abilities.
Sodalite is the stone of self truth and insight. It stimulates your intuition and observation abilities allowing you to uncover the truth, whilst making it possible to remain true to yourself and stand up for what you believe in. Sodalite brings emotional balance and can be helpful in times of stress or panic. It helps to release our fears that hold us back from being who we truly are, promoting self trust and self acceptance.
Super Seven Crystal is also known as a Sacred Seven Stone or Melody Stone. These amazing crystals are found in only one place in the world – the Minas Gerais region of Brazil which is also called “Espirito Santo” meaning “'Holy Spirit”. They have a very high energy & an absolutely amazing healing vibration.
Super Seven Crystals are supposed to represent the universal brother & sisterhood of humanity. Although all of the 7 minerals it contains are not always visible (sometimes they’re just small particles), a piece of Super Seven still retains all of the properties of its combined components:
Super 7 is soo powerful and high vibrational that it doesn’t need to be cleansed. It is made with amethyst, cacoxenite, goethite, clear quartz, lepidocrocite, smoky quartz, and rutile! It cleanses the body from stress and feelings of overwhelm. It also keeps your spiritually grounded and renewed! It is a perfect stone for manifestation and inspiration!
Sunstone is an abundance stone. It encourages independence and originality, is inspirational in revealing talents, and attracts fame and unexpected prosperity. It is an excellent "good luck" crystal for competitions.
Tiger Eye brings confidence, strength, courage, protection and good luck. It sharpens the senses, promotes intuition and helps one to be practical, centred and grounded. It enhances personal power, allows clarity, good judgement, clear perception and insight, aiding in good decision making. Tiger Eye can be used to stimulate wealth and maintain it.
Tourmaline is a very supportive stone that protects us from external influences, dispersing stress, tension and negative energy. It grounds and anchors light energy within the physical body, promoting inner wisdom, mastery, individuality, stability, courage and patience being peace to the heart and mind. Black Tourmaline also protects against the negative effects of electromagnetic radiation and inharmonious energies.
Turquoise, the captivating sea-green stone of the ancients, represents wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune, and hope. Ancient peoples believed in its profound power to protect, as well as its tranquil energy and its association with enduring love. Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Unakite Jasper is also called Epidote, for its main component deriving its name from the Greek epidosis meaning “growing together.” An amalgamation of Red Jasper, pink Feldspar and green Epidote, Unakite is solidly bound together and is said to symbolize “what comes together belongs together.”