Crystals have been used for healing by a variety of cultures for centuries. It’s an alternative medicine technique that helps to promote balance, clarity, protection, tranformation and repel negative energy. There are dozens of crystals used for healing out there, and for many, they don’t know the properties each stone has. Allow this to be your guide to crystals, helping you to find the right stones for your needs.
Considered to be one of the most powerful and versatile healing crystals, clear quartz is best used for enhancing psychic abilities, retaining memories, clearing the mind harmonizing the chakras and cleansing the body (as well as objects like tarot cards).
Astrology Signs: All Signs
Rose quartz is known universally as the crystal of love and can be used to purify and open the heart—whether that be for romance, friendship or relationships with the self. Rose quartz repels negative energy associated with love, instead promoting positivity.
Astrology Signs: Taurus and Libra
Citrine brings positive energy in all forms—whether that be creativity, motivation, confidence or strength. It’s also known to bring wealth and prosperity, so hold it close if you’re buying lottery tickets.
Astrology Signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo and Libra
Jasper is a healing stone that targets stress and works to bring tranquility to the user. It absorbs negative energy and helps to bring a balance between yin and yang. It’s also known to extend sexual satisfaction.
Astrology Signs: Leo, Virgo and Scorpio
If you’re going through a big change in your life, Labradorite is the stone for you. Labradorite promotes transformation, strength and perseverance, while also strengthening intuition to help the wearer through the change.
Astrology Signs: Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius
If you’re looking to gain strength and self-confidence through a healing stone, onyx is one of your best bets. Onyx is there to help you through hard times, by giving you the stamina to persevere.
Astrology Signs: Gemini and Leo
Agate is best used for balancing the mind and body. It works to cleanse and stabilize by absorbing negative energy and transforming it. It comes in use for settings that require concentration, especially when it comes to analytical tasks.
Astrology Signs: Gemini and Virgo
Jade is a protection stone that has been used for centuries to attract good luck and fortune. It’s also believed that it has physical benefits to the wearer, promoting detoxification in the body.
Astrology Signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Libra
Like Jade, Obsidian is a protective stone that shields the wearer from negativity, however it’s best used to find truth and cleanse the psychic aura.
Astrology Signs: Scorpio and Sagittarius
If you’re looking for a stone to help bring out your creativity by promoting self-awareness and self-expression, Lapis Lazuli is a great choice.
Astrology Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Libra and Sagittarius
Moonstone is the healing crystal for fresh starts and new beginnings, helping to promote emotional stability and soothe stress.
Astrology Signs: Cancer, Libra and Scorpio
If you’re seeking stability during hard times, just like these, Carnelian can be of help to you. Carnelian can help you to overcome tough challenge promoting courage and positive decision making.
Astrology Signs: Taurus, Cancer, Leo and Virgo
Like other stones we’ve mentioned, Malachite is a stone that promotes balance, aids in transformation and absorbs negative energy—plus it’s gorgeous.
Astrology Signs: Libra, Scorpio and Capricorn
Turquoise promotes balance and can help with stabilizing mood swings by bringing calm to the user. It’s been known to aid in depression, anxiety and exhaustion as well.
Astrology Signs: Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces
Creatives, listen up. Bloodstone can help with your intuition, ground you and help to prevent stress.
Astrology Signs: Aries, Libra and Pisces
Another popular protection stone, Tiger’s Eye promotes clarity and can help to bring good luck to the wearer.
Astrology Signs: Capricorn
Said to be a “stone of the mind,” hematite promotes mental clarity, concentration, focus and aids with retaining memories and creating original thoughts.
Astrology Signs: Aries and Aquarius
Aventurine is regarded as “the stone of opportunity” and believed to be the luckiest stone of the bunch by experts.
Astrology Signs: Aries and Leo
Amethyst is best known as a tranquilizer, bringing peace, relieving stress and balancing mood swings for the wearer.
Astrology Signs: Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces