Crystals origins trace back to 400bc to civilisations in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, India, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. They are believed to aid in healing but in their new age movement, they can be used to help align the chakras, when practising mindfulness and even in meditation.
With so many to choose from, I’m giving you a rundown of the most popular 10
Properties – Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.
How to use – Wear them to combat negativity.
- Clear quartz
Properties – the ‘master healer’
How to use – used to cleanse other crystals.
- Rose quartz
Properties – stone of universal love
How to use – rose quartz under your bed will attract new love or renew existing love relationships, depending on your intention.
Properties – promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression.
How to use – place a citrine crystal at the crown chakra. Relax and come into a meditative space
- Tigers eye
Properties – Rid your mind and body of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt
How to use – Hold the Tiger’s Eye in your hand and allow its powerful energies to spark that creative fire in you.
Properties – a shield against physical and emotional negativity.
How to use – keep a small pyramid of it in your car or tuck it in your luggage, your energetic space will be safe and protected.
Properties – A stone for “new beginnings”
How to use – Place it somewhere you will see it each day as a reminder to live your purpose and passion each and every day.
Properties – Pyrite is a stone of money & abundance.
How to use – Keep it at your work desk or home office.
- Green Aventurine
Properties – known as the ‘Stone of Opportunity’
How to use – carrying or wearing aventurine can help you remember your career and financial goals
Properties – a calming stone that instils deep peace
How to use – You can place it by your bedside or windowsill so that the air that flows into the room can spread the energies of this stone.
By Caitlin Coughlan-Leon