Crystal Meanings

While studying an Internationally Accredited Certificate in Applied Crystal Healing, I have come across hundreds of popular gemstones and crystals. 

The following list contains only a small handful of some of my own personal favourites and the healing benefits which I would like to share with you all: 

Clear Quartz

The stone of the Life Force:  Clear Quartz is the stone of the sun, health, wealth, success and happiness.  It is  known as a powerful and universal healing stone and 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.

Healing: Clear Quartz is known as the Master Healer, a powerful healing stone that can be used across the whole body on its own or to amplify the energy of other crystals. It stimulates and balances the energy of the whole body, boosting the immune system. It is also excellent for soothing and healing burns, balancing the emotions, and activating the pineal and pituitary glands.

Chakras: All Chakra

Moonstone

The Crystal of Intuition:  Moonstone is a gentle and subtle healer and will cause unexpected advantages to turn up in your life.  This stone connects with nature’s rhythms, assisting with conception in those who are anxious and experiencing difficulties.   Children can also sue it to prevent nightmares, and it also protects travellers and commuters and brings the fulfillment of long held dreams.  It is calming, healing and magical and expansive and helps connect us with our higher self. 

Healing:  Moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness.  Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.

Chakras: Higher Crown, Crown, 3rd Eye, Base Chakra for fertility

Red Jasper

The Stone of Courage and Change:  The stone of Mars, red jasper offers strength and stamina for bus times when you cannot rest.  If anything is stagnant of moving backward, red jasper unblocks the obstruction and sets you back on the path to achievement.  

Healing: Red Jasper is a wonderful stone to assist you in overcoming bullies, tackling prejudice or hostility, and protecting you against physical as well as emotional attack.  It is known as the ‘supreme nurturer’ and it supports through times of stress and brings tranquility and wholeness. 

Chakras: Base and Root Chakra

Carnelian

The crystal of Creativity and Independence:  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 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.

Healing: Improves quality of the blood, stimulates the metabolism, circulation and blood flow. Aids tissue regeneration, helping the kidneys, lungs, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. Helps to overcome abuse.

Chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus & Heart 

Citrine

The Stone of Learning:  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.

Healing: Helps the digestive organs and the heart, reduces infection, aids tissue regeneration, circulation and detoxifies the physical, emotional & mental bodies. It is also helpful for menstrual and menopausal symptoms, balancing hormones and alleviating fatigue.

Chakras: Solar Plexus & Crown

Green Aventurine

The Stone of Good Luck:  Green Aventurine promotes positive, easy going attitude towards life, balances male and female energies, brings joy, happiness and emotional tranquillity. It aligns ones centres, purifies the physical, mental and emotional bodies, promoting health and wellbeing. 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.

Healing: Stimulates healing of the muscles and bones, relieves headaches and migraines, helps blood pressure and cholesterol, aids in releasing fear, anxiety and stress, aids in sleep disorders, helps protect against heart conditions and inflammation.

Chakras: Heart

Blue Sodalite

The stone of Self Truth:  Sodalite 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.

Healing: Sodalite helps balance the metabolism and cleanses the lymphatic system, reducing inflammation and boosting immunity. It can also help clear electromagnetic energy and pollution.

Chakras: Throat & Third Eye 

Amethyst

The Stone of Balance: Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and contentment, it imparts 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.

Healing: Assists in calming the mind, reduces insomnia and allows restful sleep, reduces stress, eases headaches, helps with hormone production, strengthens the immune system, cleansing organs and respiratory system, reduces bruising and swelling. Assists in the function of the pineal and pituitary glands.

Chakras: Third Eye & Crown

Tiger Eye

The Stone of Gaining Advantage:  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.

Healing: Balances emotions, reduces headaches, aids the digestive organs, spleen, pancreas, and colon. Helps the reproductive system, relieves asthma attacks and enhances night vision.

Chakra: Sacral & Solar Plexus

Rose Quartz

Kindness and Nurturing:  Rose Quartz promotes unconditional love, forgiveness, peace 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.

Healing: Aids in in the healing and strengthening of the heart and circulatory system. It promotes healing of respiratory problems, releasing impurities from the body. It is also used to increases fertility.

Chakras: Heart

Hematite

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.

Healing: Aids circulatory problems, increases iron in the blood and the flow of oxygen through the body, stimulates the glands, activates the spleen, liver and gall bladder, increases resistance to stress, eases leg cramps.

Chakras: Base

Black Onyx 

The Stone of Protection:  Black Onyx is the ultimate crystal to defuse dramas at home or in the workplace.  It is good for clearing your mind if you need to make a decision and brings order to chaos.  It also calms hyperactivity, perfectionism and pressure to do it all.  This is a wonderful Crystal to support you if anyone is pressuring you to change your mind or do something you don’t want to do. 

Healing: Onyx is a stone that offers up powerful vibrations of protection, strength, focus, and willpower. This stone is here to continuously push you forward in your life. This stone has been used as protection for thousands of years and is still one of the strongest protection stones we know.

Chakras: Root, solar plexus, and third eye chakras

Labradorite

The stone of spiritual connection:  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.

Healing:  Balances hormones, lowers blood pressure and helps with disorders of the eyes and brain. Helps treats colds.

Chakras: Heart, Third Eye & Crown

Selenite

Clarity of Mind:  Selenite 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 very high vibration stone which opens the higher chakras to the spirit and angelic realms, developing spirituality, wisdom and visionary ability.   Its purity make sit effective for cleansing spaces and creating protective shields around objects or people to repel all negative energy.  It is a stone for peace, alignment, meditation, understanding one’s purpose. 

Chakra: Higher Crown, Crown

Smokey Quartz

The grounding stone:  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 channeling abilities


Healing: Smokey Quartz can be used to help alleviate depression and clear blocked negative energy on all levels.

Chakras: Base 

Black Tourmaline

The stone of protection:  Black 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.


Healing: Aids sleep, strengthens the immune system and provides pain relief. It helps with the adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, colon & legs.

Chakras: Base