Before the sun or the moon or life on earth, there were minerals. Interstellar stardust that witnessed the creation of our universe. There are over 4000 known minerals on our planet today and their make up has evolved along with life on earth, living organisms and crystals’.
Crystals are a wonderful addition to holistic therapy and can be a healing, supportive self-care practice. Take the time to get to know them and work with them. There are a multitude of crystals’ to use for physical and psychological ailments. They can bring about great changes to your everyday life and health.
Before doing any crystal work, you must always ensure that your crystals’ are cleansed, and charged with positive energy.
Caring for, cleansing and recharging your crystals
Just as crystals’ give off energy, they also absorb it. This can leave them heavy and depleted. Cleansing and recharging your crystals’ on a regular basis keeps them powerful and ready for action.
Your crystals’ will let you know when they need to be cleanse if you allow your intuition to work with them. I like to cleanse my crystals’ that I frequently use at least once a week, and those less frequently used around once a month.
There are many ways to cleanse your crystals’.
Purifying crystals’ with salt is a common cleansing ritual and there are several ways to do it.
1, Fill a bowl with water and mix in 1 tbs sea salt, submerge your crystals’ into the water for 1 hour or up to a day. Rinse and pat dry.
2, Fill a bowl with sea salt and fully submerge your crystals’ into the salt for 1 hour up to 1 day. Brush off salt once removed.
Using the smoke of burning sage or incense stick, to cleanse your crystals’ is known as smudging.
To cleanse, carefully light a bundle of sage, blow out the flame to draw a tendril of smoke and move your crystal through the smoke until it has been fully enveloped.
Water is another method of cleansing crystals’.
1, Place your crystal in a glass or a bowl and put it under running water for several minutes. Pat dry
2, Place your crystal in a mesh bag and submerge into a stream for several minutes. Pat dry.
3, When it rains, set your crystals’ into a bowl outside for several minutes. Pat dry
Using the energy of the moon is a powerful way to cleanse your crystals’. Its feminine energy is gentle enough that this method is universally safe.
At sunset, leave your crystals’ outside on a table, or in the windowsill, in view of the moonlight. Full or new moons are the best time to use this method.
The masculine power of the sun is another option for cleansing crystals’. It is not appropriate for all crystal types as some may crack in the sunlight. Be sure to check which crystals’ are safe to cleanse using the sunlight.
At dawn, leave your crystals’ outside or in the windowsill were they will be fully bathed with light until sundown.
Recharging your crystals’ in soil is a nature friendly way to regain the crystals’ energy. If you have a garden dig up a small hole and bury your crystals’ overnight. Alternatively you can use a pot plant or container.
Cleansing crystals’ with your own thought energy is also an excellent method. Take a few deep breaths. Hold your crystal in both hands and focus on the stone. Visualize a bright white healing light beginning in the center and radiating outwards until the entire crystal is encompassed. Continue this until all the stored energy disappears into the light.
A to Z of Ailments
Below is a list of crystals’ to use for physical and psychological ailments.
Addiction Recovery – Malachite, Peridot, Smoky Quartz
Anger – Rhodonite, Chrysocolla, Lapis Lazuli
Anxiety – Rose quartz, amethyst, aventurine
Assertiveness – Citrine, sodalite
Allergic reactions – Hematite, blood stone
Anemia – Garner, blood stone
Asthma – Malachite, rhodochrosite
Backache – Amber, danburite
Bacterial infection – Malachite, aventurine
Bladder problems– Amber, prerinite
Blood circulation – Red jasper, blood stone
Blood purification – Ruby, garner, Malachite
Bowel problems – Lepidolite, peridot
Broken bones – Calcite, azurite, flourite
Breathlessness – Amber, seraphinite
Burnt out – Ruby, garner, carnelian
Communication issues – Turquoise, lapis lazuli , angelic
Confidence- Citrine, Amber
Confusion – Flourite, Lepidolite
Courage – Bloodstone, hematite
Creativity – Iolite, cathedral quartz
Cancer support – Rose quartz, sugilite, water tourmaline
Chronic fatigue – Ruby, Amber, amethyst
Constipation Smoky quartz, rutilated quartz, black tourmaline
Detoxification – Malachite, smoky quartz
Digestive problems – Green Flourite, Citrine
Depression – Amethyst, kunzite, pink tourmaline
Dreams – Rose quartz, blue lace agate
Drug abuse recovery – Jet, smoky quartz
Eating disorders – Rose quartz, water tourmaline
Emotional distress – Lavender quartz, purple Flourite
Environment pollution – zincite, minute
Eye problems – Aquamarine, blue tigers eye
Fertility– Rose quartz, blue moonstone, garnet
Fibromyalgia – Aventurine, amethyst
Foot problems – Black onyx, prehnite, smoky quartz
Fatigue – Amethyst, seraphinite
Fear – Kyanite, Lepidolite
Focus – Selenite, calcite
Forgiveness – Chryophase, calcite, Flourite
Grief – Rainbow obsidian, sugilite
Grounding – Jet, black tourmaline
Guilt – Amazonite, aventurine
Headaches – Aquamarine, rose quartz
Heart issues – Lavender quartz, rhodochrosite
High blood pressure – Blue chalcedony, amethyst
Hormone balance – Amber, blue tourmaline
Hysteria – Obsidian, hematite
Immune system – Aventurine, rutilated clear quartz
Impotence – Zincite, ruby, carnelian
Infertility – Ametrine, pink tourmaline
Insomnia – Amethyst, lavender quartz
Irritability – Blue chalcedony, angelic
joint soreness – Azurite, rhodonite
Jealousy – Peridot, Citrine
Joy – Sunshine gold stone, kunzite
Kidney support – Aquamarine, orange calcite, smoky quartz
Liver support – Carnelian, red jasper, charoite
Lung support – Lapis lazuli, turqouise, rhodonite
Loneliness – Amber, carnelian
Love – Ruby, rose quartz, emerald
Meditation – Lapis lazuli, iolite,
Memory loss – Selenite, green flourite
Menopause support – Blue moonstone, carnelian, amber
Menstrual support – Bloodstone, white moonstone, carnelian
Muscle aches – Hematite, red jasper
Nervous tension – Sodalite, carnelian
Osteoperosis – Calcite, flourite, azurite
PMS – Amber, blue moonstone, kunzite
Peace – Seraphinite, pink sapphire
Protection – Amethyst, jet, blood stone
Psychic development – Lapis lazuli, channeling quartz
Relationships – Kyanite, peridot
Relaxation – Blue lace agate, rose quartz
Reproductive organs (f) – Jade, chrysophase, golden topaz
Reproductive organs (m) – Jade, carnelian
Self esteem – Citrine, amber, ruby
Shynes-s Sunstone, orange calcite, zincite
Stress – Water tourmaline
Sciatica – Jade, lapis lazuli, amethyst
Skeletal support – Amazonite, pyrite
Skin issues – Rose quartz, azurite, citrine
Sore throat – Angelite, celestite, blue lace agate
Surgical recovery – Amber, chrysophase
Trauma recovery – Aventurine, chrysolloca
Teeth problems – Calcite, selenite, flourite
Thyroid support – Citrine, aquamarine
Varicus veins – Amber, blood stone, snowflake obsidian
Waret retention – Hematite, smoky quartz
This completes my list of crystals to use for physical and psychological ailments.
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