For thousands of years, crystals and gemstones have been used by shamans and wizards for healing and other esoteric applications. As early as 3500 B.C., the Egyptians mined quartz and amethyst for their healing, intuitive and protective properties. Crystal gazing has been practiced since the Middle Ages. Crystal gazers use the spheres as windows to faraway places past and future.
Modern healers also use crystals and gemstones to effect a particular outcome because of the entity’s ability to transform and conduct energy. Pyramids focus and amplify energy. Crystal balls disburse energy in all directions and clusters vibrate in a different way from single crystals and as a result, are very good at dissipating negative energy. Place a crystal cluster in your work environment if you are experiencing negativity from various individuals and observe the results.
There are some crystals where pieces have been broken off, or some impurity has dropped upon it during its growth, but the crystal grows around the imperfection and heals itself. These are known as self-healed and phantom crystals respectively. Either one of these types of crystal can help you heal from emotional injuries.
Rose quartz spheres, points, hearts, obelisks and jewelry increase self-esteem. Reduce stress with lapis lazuli. Open to your psychic abilities and intuition using labradorite. To assist in dreaming, use quartz crystals or jade.
Dissolve negative energies, emotional blockages and ground yourself with smokey quartz. Use amethyst to clear your aura (energy field), enhance your intuition and get in touch with your inner self. Rainbow crystals will lighten the mood for people experiencing sadness, grief or depression while azurite and aquamarine will promote calmness.
Agates are very grounding stones which means that they keep you regulated with the earth’s rhythms. Bloodstones are considered able to remove emotional blockages. They help overcome fears and anxieties. A person who is afraid of flying might hold a bloodstone in his/her hand during the plane ride.
Jasper strengthens the body and carnelians encourage expression through speech and give courage. While rose quartz can help you improve your love life and chrysocolla will positively affect your financial situation, moonstones, the stone of the Moon Goddess will help you overcome a broken heart. This stone offers the hope of new beginnings just as the new moon offers the same.