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The Basics Of Healing Crystals: What They Are & How To Use Them

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I’m sure you’ve heard of crystals like Quartz, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, and various others. Do you know what they do? Better yet, when you have them, how do you use them?

This is a great time for you to tune in! I can help you to learn what they can do to heal and improve your life. Keep reading to learn the basics of crystal healing today! 

What Crystals Are & How They Work

Crystals are considered to be precious stones from the earth. They are actually mined just like gold and silver. It’s said that since they come from the earth, they possess great energy and power. 

The ancients first started using them during healing rituals or practices. They would also burn natural woods or incense at the same time as well as a prayer, chant, or meditation.

As an Astrologer, I do use crystals myself and so I do believe in their powers. You really have to try it for yourself to know for sure if it will aid you with healing. 

Reiki practitioners like to use crystals when they’re doing healing treatments. They will put the appropriate stone in line with a certain Chakra. There are seven Chakras in total. 

The Chakras are associated with areas of our body that control certain aspects of our well-being in spirituality and physical wellness. The energy from the crystal, along with the Reiki, is said to deliver a medicinal type of quality.

If you can picture white light coming from you to the crystal, then that crystal lighting up its beautiful hue and going into the body, then you are effectively using it wisely. 

In this article, I want to share with you how to activate, cleanse, and charge your crystals so that you can use them for healing or for other practical matters that need help. 

Which Crystals Are Used For Healing?

Almost any crystal can be used for healing. Again, the energy fields coordinate with Reiki. Reiki itself is healing energy coming from one person to another via meditation and crystals as well as essential oils. 

Since I’ve mentioned the Chakra energy in Reiki, let me share with you the crystals that tend to coordinate with the colors and healing. 

Root Chakra 

This is at the base of your spine and controls your grounding and standing strong, staying healthy, and rooted to the earth. The color is red. 

Some of the stones used are: Red Jasper, Carnelian, Red Tiger’s Eye, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, and Hematite. 

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I know not of those are red, but they aid in protection, grounding, and empowerment, which is something you may need. 

Sacral Chakra 

This is just below your belly button and the color of the energy is orange. This is for your sexuality, health for your reproductive system and urinary system. It helps create flow. 

The stones that coordinate with the Sacral Chakra are Golden Amber, Golden Tiger’s Eye, Orange Calcite, or Orange Carnelian. 

Solar Plexus 

This is the energy that resonates with the golden, sunlight energy. It’s controlling your bowel system and stomach region, and is located roughly around your belly button. 

The stones that help heal this energy from fear and worry that causes bowel or stomach issues are: Golden Citrine, Topaz, Golden Tiger’s Eye, Fire Opal, and Amber. 

Heart Chakra 

This one is located in the center of your chest and is the color green. It is the Chakra that you tune up and heal when your heart has been broken, hurt, or maybe have unhealthy attachments.

To heal, you use these stones: Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Jade, Rose Quartz, Malachite, and Peridot. Rose Quartz is the only one that isn’t green. It’s one of the most frequented for healing, however and can be used on any of the Chakras. 

Related: How To Tell If Your Heart Chakra Is Blocked (And 7 Ways To Unblock It)

Throat Chakra 

This Chakra controls your throat, breathing, mouth, teeth, tongue, and the ability to speak. When it needs to be healed, you may have trouble with these areas. Turquoise is the color for the Throat Chakra.

To work at healing this energy, you use these: Turquoise Blue, Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, and Kyanite. All turquoise blue type stones are what are required here. Wearing a piece around your neck with one will greatly help you. 

Pineal Chakra or “Third Eye”

When you want to heal and brush up your intuitive or psychic ability, this is the one you work with. It’s associated with a very dark blue color. 

The stones used for healing or tuning up this Chakra are: Lapis Lazuli, Blue Agate, Sapphire, Azurite, Sodalite, or Blue Tiger’s Eye. 

Crown Chakra

This is the chakra that connects you to your higher self and the higher power you spiritually identify with. The color of the energy is purple. This communication and connection are needed all the time. Between Crown and Pineal, headaches can form. 

Working to heal your spiritual connection with self or a higher power requires these stones:  Clear Quartz for optimal clarity, Moonstone, Pearl, Amethyst, and Labradorite.  

How To Choose The Right Crystal For You

Healing Crystal - Amethyst

This section is very easy and short. When you’re seeking the right crystals, it’s normally based on how you feel when you look at it, when you hold it, and what it does for you. 

If you feel tingling holding certain stones that means it’s meant for you and your body needs it. Don’t ignore this!

There are times where you just want to do some healing but either don’t have a local place to get crystals or you want to buy online. How can you still “feel” them?

This can be a trial-and-error process and let’s face it… There is no such thing as too many crystals! Once you start collecting them, you’ll know what I mean.

You can buy a few of each color and then when you get them home, you can feel them to see what you get. 

It’s really not a difficult process at all. Remember what it is that you need to work on or heal then pick the stone color accordingly. 

>> You should also check to see which crystals work best with your Zodiac sign. Knowing the best healing crystals for your zodiac sign can help you discover what you need. 

How To Activate, Clean, and Charge Your Crystals

Healing Crystals Basics

When you first get your crystals, you need to make them uniquely yours. That means you use your own energy to make them work for you. 

To do this, you need to cleanse them first because who knows who else touched them before they got to you. 

Cleaning is very simple. I recommend using natural elements of earth. These would be dirt, running water or flowing water, natural light of the Sun or Moon (Moon is preferred), or smoke from a fire. 

If you’re going the fire route, I’d suggest using Sage, Sweet Grass, or Dragon’s Blood. You can use the smoke from any of these to help cleanse your crystals. Only a few minutes in the smoke are necessary. 

If you use water, you can hold it under some pure water (distilled or spring). Natural water would be even better in a stream or river if possible. Tap water isn’t recommended because of the impurities.

If you are filtering your own water then that may work. Otherwise, you can purify some water by boiling it and putting it under the moonlight of a Full Moon overnight. Pour that over the stones when ready.

You can bury them in the dirt from Full Moon to New Moon. The dirt’s energy from the trees, stones, and earth’s core will purify your crystals.

Some recommend using sea salt water but not all crystals do well with it, and may change their natural properties, therefore, I advise not using it. You would need to learn more about each crystal to know which ones are alright with it.

You may also put your crystals on a windowsill on the night of a Full Moon. Make sure it’s in a window that gets a fair amount of moonlight. Overnight will help cleanse. 

Once your crystals are cleansed, you can now charge them up. Ironically, the Moon method is the best way to cleanse and charge your crystals properly. The dirt method helps with this too, as well as the smoke and water.

Your intentions and meditation are key to charging your crystals. After cleansing, hold each one in your hands and think about what you’re going to use it for.

Picture the appropriate white light of healing going into the crystal. Do this for several minutes. Meditation works best to do this but if you don’t like to meditate, you can just hold it in your hand and put your intent in.

When you need to re-charge or cleanse after using them, go through the steps once more. It’s that easy! 

Why You Should Use Crystals In Your Daily Routine

Once you activate and use your crystals, you can learn which ones to carry on you when you travel, when you work, when you attend a meeting, when you sleep, or when you need extra healing. 

There are many amazing uses for your crystals that don’t just stop at a once or twice occurrence. You can use them every single day in your routine. 

In fact, I think that you could really benefit from learning all you can about crystals and what they can do for you.

Crystals can empower you in so many different ways.

Learn all you can – and I will help you along the way by teaching you everything I know!

>> Check out my information on how to use crystals in your daily life!  

I truly hope this article helps you understand why you should use crystals, how to cleanse and use them as well as directions on how to use them in your relationship, love, and daily routines. 

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Keep your energy healthy and do what’s right for you! 

I wish you all the luck of the Universe.

Your sister and friend,

Anna Kovach 

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