Agate works because it connects you to a broader perspective, and it helps you to see the pros and cons of any given situation. This makes it a good stone for those of us looking to enter a new chapter in life – a new relationship, a new career move, and so on – safely and with confidence.
For centuries, Agate has been heralded as a stone of remarkable balance and grounding energy. There’s a great sense of positivity within Agate that means that even the most cynical and world weary among us can find some hope for the future from letting this stone’s energies in.
There’s an abundant level of love and healing energy in Amazonite that can help to break cycles of negative thoughts you might be experiencing in your life. In especially pronounced cases, Amazonite can even help to expose and break through karmic patterns held over from prior incarnations and lifetimes.
Amazonite is often seen as a stone of bravery – apt perhaps, when one considered Amazonian warriors! It can awaken you to your own courage, and help you to take a stand assertively but compassionately when shattering the illusions that keep you living the same mistakes over and over.
Ever a guiding light to psychic practitioners, and a beautiful crystal for use in jewellery besides, Amethyst is both popular and powerful.
It can awaken you to higher wisdom and connect you to guidance from beyond the physical world, but it’s just as effective as a stone for physical healing too. As well as soothing headaches and joint pain, Amethyst also has an aura of tranquillity about it.
Because of this, it’s a good crystal for stress relief, and for stopping your mind from cycling through the same handful of worries over and over again, disrupting sleep and concentration.
Ambition and a sense of enthusiasm about life all get amplified when the energies of Apatite are let into your life. This stone has a wonderful colour that enhances clarity in your mind, too, and it can be fascinating to sit with a piece and look at the patterns formed in its natural makeup.
Apatite is seen as a good stone for creative thinking, meaning it’s not only good for those who work in media and the arts, but also that it unlocks new out of the box thinking for scientists and business minded people. This is a versatile stone, with plenty to offer all areas of life.
With its frosty white and cool blue hues, Apophyllite is a brilliant stone for calming an overactive mind. It can likewise help to prevent any excessively energized bad behaviours, like nervous twitches and tics.
Apophyllite is a stone that is as much about prevention as it is cure, though. It works by bringing the root causes of certain behaviours and poor life patterns into the light. This isn’t always a comfortable process, but is necessary for spiritual growth and entering new phases of soul development. This stone also helps to ease the burden of these transitions.
As the name suggest, Aquamarine is a stone that is highly connected to water and its healing, nutritious properties. You may well feel as though the essence of life itself awaits you in this stone, so strong can its healing energies often be.
However, this is also a stone about the tides of change in life. When you are experiencing difficulties in moving on from difficult situations and relationships, Aquamarine connect you to your inner strength. It can also help to align you with other people undergoing the same journey
Aragonite is a good stone to have if you wish to form a deeper connection to the Earth. Aragonite is a crystal that can help you to feel deeply rooted in our planet, helping you release excess energy, center yourself, and silence your mind.
Its grounding and stabilizing energies will be beneficial during times of stress. It will keep you from making decisions based on your wild emotions. And it will promote focus and strengthen your concentration.
Aventurine is a crystal that’s closely connected to the heart chakra, and that’s where a lot of old sayings about following one’s heart are born. Yet in keeping with the adventurous sounding nature of this crystal’s name, these energies inspire you to follow your heart with daring!
There’s a sense of playful risk taking involved with Aventurine. Many have dubbed it the Gambler’s Stone, believing that it connects you to good fortune and lucky streaks. While belief in luck differs from one person to the next, a little extra good fortune coming one’s way hardly hurts!
Azurite is often known as the Stone of the Heavens, making it a popular choice for those looking to embrace divine guidance and connections to the angelic realm. This is a crystal that helps to open one’s mind to what a purely pragmatic mindset would regard as impossible.
It’s a stone of faith and of belief in something beyond oneself. However, it also promotes belief in yourself with just as much potency, and it can help you to follow through on vibrant ideas as and when they strike, confident of your success. This stone is also fantastic for clearing away stress and worry.
Like many crystals that share its density and colour, Black Tourmaline is something of a guardian stone, protecting you against negative energy.
The crystal has therefore become especially popular with people who are natural empaths, or otherwise apt to pick up on the emotions and energies of others. Black Tourmaline forms a strong barrier between you and others, and ensures that you can’t be dragged into drama or emotional blackmail. It’s a real confidence booster!
However, Black Tourmaline can also be used to protect places and other people, the more you learn to work with its energies.
Despite its perhaps provocative name, Bloodstone is very much on your side, as you’ll discover if you start working with it for crystal healing. It can help to alleviate all kinds of physical pain and injuries, as well as enhance effective circulation of both the bloodstream and your spirit body’s energy centers.
Bloodstone is connected to the root chakra, which is that which anchors you most in physical reality. This is a stone about enjoying the moment, then, and experiencing life’s pleasures. However, when used in meditation, it is also a valuable anchoring stone that prevents you from drifting too far off into the ethereal realm.
Blue Lace Agate
This is a calming and peaceful crystal, even if one just considers its colours alone. Blue Lace Agate has a mystical appearance, and lots of depth in the way light plays off even the simplest piece of it.
This crystal connected to your ability to form and articulate your ideas. If you often find yourself kicking yourself for not speaking up against things that are unfair, or turning down favours asked of you that you know are too overreaching, this crystal can help you.
It will inspire firm but compassionate words that get your point across, and also help you to see that most people making such requests really aren’t trying to be unkind to you
While many crystals specialize in one or another of your inner energy chakras, Bronzite is one of those comparatively rarer crystals that speaks to all of your chakras. It brings them into alignment, and helps you to find out which aspects of yourself most need healing and attention.
However, Bronzite is a stone that also has a great deal of protective qualities. It helps you to recognize when people are trying to pull the wool over your eyes, but it also can help to activate the stronger parts of your immune system. The dreaded office bug that always seems to circulate suddenly might affect you far less often!
The vibrant orange of Carnelian might look like the warmth of sunset, but this is one stone that will leave you anything but tired. There is a strong undercurrent of vitality to this stone that perks you up and electrifies your mind with ideas and ambitions.
Carnelian is also connected to your sacral chakra, where many of life’s pleasures are felt and processed. If you have been suffering a little less lust for life than usual, Carnelian is the stone you need to reinvigorate your joie de vivre and have you chomping at the bit to succeed.
Exploring beyond our physical bodies becomes all the easier when Celestite is around. This stone seems too many to be a direct line to the heavens themselves, and you can likewise much more simply connect to your higher self under the energies of this stone.
Celestite is a crystal that is always drawn to those who are actively leading a spiritualistic life of seeking truth, healing the disadvantaged, practicing altruism and meditating routinely. However, it also helps those who are just starting on their own soul searching to find their spiritual feet without feeling daunted.
As far as transformation goes in life, it’s usually either an ambition of ours, or the events of life forcing change upon us – sometimes with or without our approval! Yet in the case of Chrysocolla, you’ll find that you’re able to inspire positive change in your life with divine guidance.
This crystal and its rich earth colours also connect you wonderfully to the natural world. Just as the seasons roll in cycles, you’ll also see the cycles in your own life for what they are – and feel empowering to nurture or break off those cycles according to your needs, too.
Although it may seem a simple pale green stone at first appearance, Chrysoprase has a lot of hidden depths. In fact, it could be said that this is one crystal that’s ideal for getting to the bottom of some of yours, too.
This is a stone of truth and illumination, meaning that not only will you see behind the lies of other people, but also stop kidding yourself in certain areas of life too. And thanks to the strong themes of forgiveness and love that run through this crystal’s energies, it’s wonderful for healing and overcoming difficulties.
Vibrant in colour and also in its energies, Citrine is a crystal that can’t help but inspire positivity and determination. It connects to your solar plexus chakra, which is where the majority of energy exchange between people actually happens, as well as some intuitive insights – or ‘gut feelings’, as we often call them.
But alongside strengthening these parts of ourselves, Citrine also promotes the idea of growth. That’s growth of an individual, growth in a relationship, growth in financial abundance – anything you turn its powers towards.
Citrine boosts your confidence accordingly too, so if you’ve been feeling on the back foot lately, turn to this crystal to help you get back on track and ready to speak your piece.
Look no further than the very name of this crystal to understand its secret healing power. In other words, Clear Quartz works by bringing clarity to all around you, letting you see into the truth of things. Luckily, when those truths are a bit ugly or hard to handle, this crystal also has soothing energies that prevent you getting too hurt.
Clear Quartz is able to heal the body and the mind with equal fluency, but its specialty is vision – both physical and spiritual. If you have been suffering brain fog, or have a scrambled mind due to stress you have endured, this crystal can really straighten things out for you, giving you a broader perspective on what to do.
Sweet and speckled, Dalmatian Jasper is a crystal of purely playful energy. If you’ve somehow forgotten life’s little joys, or never seem to have fun in anything you do, this crystal can help you let your cheekier side out to play.
This crystal also helps you to embrace the challenges that come into your life with a sense of humour – even the wisest of spiritualists know how powerful such a thing can be in the game of life! Dalmatian Jasper gives a spring in your step and joy in your heart, but don’t worry – it won’t leave you with your head in the clouds, either.
Nowadays, everything seems like it has to be immediate, and it can lead even the best of us to have some unreasonable expectations. But patience is a virtue, and Dumortierite knows that. Use this crystal to help you see the bigger journey we are all on, and to not sweat the small stuff.
But besides patience, this crystal also promotes peace of mind and the ability to respond deftly to unexpected changes in life. This stone will also expose the relationships surrounding you that are dragging you down, and any toxic influences in your life will find their true colours exposed for all to see.
The striking colours of Fluorite make it a popular stone in its own right, but it’s the relaxing properties of this stone that have made it so consistently popular. With stress and anxiety seemingly always on the rise, this crystal is a welcome soothing balm to the soul.
Fluorite is a popular meditation aid, not least since adopting a state of utmost calm and a quiet mind is so important for entering the meditative state. However, you can also use it if you have been having problems sleeping, by placing it beneath your pillow.
Many crystal healers see Fuchsite as a stone of tough love. While it is invaluable in piercing through illusions, dispelling poor karmic patterns and otherwise breaking apart anything that holds you back, it does this with an energy that is very direct and striking.
However, the information and insight this stone can help you to connect to is far more valuable than any mollycoddling – and by keeping the powers of this stone in your mind, you’ll become someone capable of recognizing lies and deceit long before they have the chance to do any harm.
Garnet is most popular for being a rich red colour, and similarly, this crystal can awaken red hot passion. This isn’t just steered towards love, though, but also passion for anything else in life that you love – art, work, fitness, or hobbies.
Garnet helps to encourage you to make the most of every day, and it can help to heal you physically so you have the health and energy to do just that. If your life has felt a little stuck in a rut, gemstone can motivate you to shake things up in a positive way.
It naturally makes sense that people seeking their fortune often rely on the energies of Goldstone. It inspires abundance as much as ambition, and has a feeling of good luck about it too. With Goldstone in your hands, you can’t help but feel like a big windfall is just around the corner!
This is also a crystal of optimism, which we could all do with in today’s world of negative media bias and ever more challenges before us as a society. Goldstone helps you to find the inner spark of brilliance within you, and to put it to work to become a force for positive change in the world.
If you’re looking to get back into harmony with nature, or are trying to find ways to escape the madness of big city life, Green Calcite can prove just the ticket. It has this magical quality of making life slow just a little – just enough to take some valuable you time, sitting on the beach or strolling the garden.
Green Calcite reminds us all that rest and relaxation are as important as ambition and accomplishment when it comes to progressing in life. Meditation with this crystal also awakens you to the cycles that guide much of life, and you can understand your own cyclic nature through this process.
The metallic sheen of Hematite might well serve to strengthen your steely resolve, but this stone itself also reinforces your physical body. That means it can help you to get over sickness and injury, but also that it gives you greater resilience to illness and fatigue.
Hematite is a stone that focuses the heart and mind on what is real, tangible, physical and attainable. If you’re finding your head in the clouds too often, or even if your dreams at night are so vivid that you wake up startled, this stone can give valuable grounding energy.
Crystals that are rich in culture and folklore don’t come much more well-known than Jade. Its connection to the Aztecs and to Ancient China are well documented, and there has been mythology surrounding this stone for thousands of years.
Yet that reputation for protection, inspiration, motivation and healing that Jade has is just as accurate today. This is a beautiful, versatile and highly sought-after stone, and its energies and beauty only seem to become greater with age.
Jade offers wisdom and abundance to those willing to work with its energies, and it can open your eyes to the innate duality of life.
Named for the peak of the Himalayas, K2 Stone is similarly keen to help you climb to new heights. It is, in fact, a combination of stones fused together, and its colourings are like a bright summer sky.
This stone is said to amplify one’s ability to endure difficult conditions in life. Sometimes all the energies and crystals in the world can’t change a bad situation as immediately as we need, and so we instead need to endure a process through to its completion before we can end it.
Similarly, in terms of physical healing and health, this crystal shows us that some medical conditions have to be learned to live with.
There’s an almost animalistic quality to Kambaba Jasper, especially in its appearance – but also in its vibrations and energies. This is a crystal that speaks to the more primal parts of ourselves, and encourages us to realize than some things are just part of human nature.
Of course, there is still every reason to seek enlightenment and to reach beyond ourselves despite that. But Kambaba Jasper will help you to retain your strength and perseverance throughout those processes, as well as reminding you to take it easy on yourself if things go wrong. You’re only human, after all!
It seems like all the mystical and ethereal colours you could imagine swirl into shapes within a piece of Labradorite. The many colours of this stone, especially its blues and greens, show how it brings harmony to multiple chakras, such as the throat and heart chakras.
This crystal amplifies your psychic energies and your spiritual connectedness. This means that meditation undertaken with this crystal is often much more vivid, and a piece of this stone beneath your pillow inspires colourful, insightful dreams at night.
The high vibrations of Lapis Lazuli make it a crystal that is very appealing to anyone wanting to fast track their spiritual growth. Of course, there are no real shortcuts to enlightenment, but there are certainly ways to boost your receptiveness to divine guidance, and this stone is one such way.
This crystal promotes a clear mind, as well as openness and honesty in your communication. It helps you to connect higher ideas and thoughts with more mundane principles of living, and see your physical and spiritual selves as two halves of the same whole.
Leopard Skin Jasper
The speckles and spots that form the distinctive colours and markings of Leopard Skin Jasper help to illustrate that we all have our own patterns and quirks too. This crystal and its energies help you to see that there is no shame in being who you really are.
But of course, doing so means much in the way of healing and growth – so luckily, this stone can help you with that too. It connects the various points within you that will help you break the chains that are holding you back from being your best self. But it also gives you the compassion you need to forgive yourself, and any others who might have wronged you along the way.
Lepidolite is a crystal of progress, but also a crystal that reminds us that progress takes time. It’s also sometimes uncomfortable, or relies upon that which is old or outdated being destroyed or left behind.
The bigger picture is brought into focus when you work with the healing energies of Lepidolite. It will give you the power to take a step back and observe life’s course from afar, as well as taking heart in the knowledge that any discomforts in your journey today are only temporary.
Lepidolite helps you in all aspects of transformation, including physical, meaning it’s a good aid for dieting or cultivating a new look.
Polished Lodolite Quartz
Lodolite is a kind of included quartz that has different colour and type inclusions. These inclusions often look like underwater scenes, landscapes, and gardens. Lodolite is also known as Inclusion Quartz, Lodelite, and Lodalite.
Lodolite is usually used in meditation. Its powerful but soothing energies can instantly put you in a deep meditative state. It will bring energies of manifestation in your life so that you will be able to fulfil your heart’s desires.
As one of the most well-known of the green crystals, Malachite is a stone that is deeply connected to the heart chakra. This makes it a solid companion for any journeys of the heart you might be making, including if you are looking for answers in your love life.
Malachite is also a useful energy to tap into if you are healing from heartbreak, or otherwise looking to bring an unbalanced heart chakra back into alignment. It can also help with chest pains, respiratory issues and even circulation throughout the body.
Mookaite is a crystal deeply connected to all that is physical and tangible. This means that it can help you on your way to material success, but also that it has grounding energies that prevent you from becoming so lost in daydreams that you never take action.
Action is indeed the name of the game for Mookaite, and the greatest rewards of this stone come to those who use its energies to make big strides in life, or in travel. If you’re looking to broaden your horizons, learn a new language or explore a new country, Mookaite is the stone to choose.
With its creamy appearance and its otherworldly texture, Moonstone is a crystal that has often been sought by those looking to expand their visions beyond what’s possible on this world alone. In tarot and astrology, the moon is associated with secret feelings and hidden intentions, although not necessarily cruel ones – and the same is often true of this crystal.
Moonstone is especially good for healing rifts in romance, and also encouraging new lovers to open their heart to one another. Moonstone can promote calmness and serenity to a worried couple, but also illuminate any flaws that are preventing a romance from working out.
Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl, which is also known as nacre, is an iridescent layer of material that makes up the lining of many molluscs.
The resonating energies of Mother of Pearl will enhance your communication skills and guide you in expressing yourself in a more ef