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Crystal and Gemstone Healing Properties, A - C

Crystals and gemstones have been used for centuries for their energy and metaphysical properties. Crystal energy healing can be used in conjunction with professional medical treatment to improve physical, emotional and spiritual health and well being. There are no negative side effects to crystal energy healing nor will it react with other treatments. Below, you will find many ways to utilize crystals and gemstones in energy healing. The wording on the properties/meanings of the different minerals/crystals/stones may bring some understanding as to why you have been drawn to that paticular one.

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Obsidian is an excellent grounding crystal. Provides very blunt answers to one’s visions. A good healing stone. Stabilises energies, shields against negativity. Helps to enhance inner visions.


Onyx emanates the energy of self-mastery. Helps one to control, focus and direct the will, and brings one increased personal power. Onyx can bring one down to Earth and keep one on one’s tasks. Onyx cools and condenses excessive energies, calms nervousness, quells anxiety. Good grounding crystal.

Peacock Copper

Peacock Copper stimulates all chakras. Brings freshness and renewal to life. Eases facing painful situations while recognizing and accepting changes. Teaches one to benefit from happiness of the moment while passing the message that life an enjoyable experience. A happy stone. People who choose it intuitively always smile when they come up to ask about this mineral.


Pearl signifies faith, charity, innocence, enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to one’s attention. It also symbolizes purity and can stimulate that condition in one’s body and mind, providing a clear vehicle for the advancing states of wisdom as well as a clean channel for spiritual guidance. The pearl has been known as a ‘stone of sincerity,’ bringing truth to situations and loyalty.


Peridot balances the process of emotional release and healing. It heals emotional and physical pain and lightens suffering. It is the crystal of security and inner peace, balancing the emotions. Peridot aids physical detoxification. It heals ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and kidney infections. Green is the colour of balance, calm and compassion and relates to the fourth chakra, the heart.

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood eliminates worry about things you cannot change. Good connection to past lives and used for past life regressions. Excellent grounding stone. Used to strengthen one’s back – literally and figuratively. Aids one to cope in a crisis.

Picture Jasper

Picture Jasper is said to be the Earth Mother speaking to her children. It brings to the surface hidden feelings of guilt, envy, hatred and love, thoughts that are normally pushed aside, whether from the past or present. Once the repression is released, they are seen as lessons along the way. This stone instils a sense of proportion and harmony. Picture jasper brings comfort and alleviates fear. It stimulates the immune system and cleanses the kidneys.


Prehnite enhances a positive energy field. Used for dream recall. Enhances ones prophesying abilities, predictions made while using this crystal will bring preciseness and accuracy. Used to heal the kidneys, bladder, connective tissue and anaemia.


Purpurite provides strong dispersion capabilities, assisting one to break out of old patterns and conditions. It allows one insight into that which would occur if one would retire along the pathway leading to security in the successes already achieved. It also facilitates insight into that which one could accomplish if the choice would be to travel far into ‘open country’ to the unknown and to the ‘light’ of the brilliant torch of truth.


Pyrite is a unique protector, shielding against negativity and danger on the physical, etheric and emotional level. Assists to see behind façades. Stimulates intellect, enhances memory and recall.

Quartz, Caramel

Quartz, Caramel – the ‘golden healer’ is a mixture of carnelian and other minerals in quartz. Strong protection talisman. Excellent for the skeletal system. Used for healing on all levels.

Quartz, Clear

Quartz, Clear – a crystal that promotes mental clarity and concentration. Quartz has the ability to amplify and strengthen the things that are positive and helps to overcome things that cause fear or anger. Strengthens the ability to be loving and enjoy life. Allows one to find and utilise one’s talents.

Rainbow Obsidian

Rainbow Obsidian brings light and love into one’s life, allowing for the recognitions of the spiritual side of ones nature. It is used for ‘gaining’ especially in the areas of love matters, relationships, and total development of one’s etheric and physical forms. It is a stone of pleasure, brings gratification and enjoyment to life.

Rain Forest Jasper

Rain Forest Jasper offers a key to one’s heart connection to Nature and one’s impulse to help with planetary healing. Brings balance to the body. It can help one to lose habits such as over eating, drinking, smoking or other practices that destroy the body. Rain Forest Jasper connects one to the sacred web of life that exists in Nature.


Rhodanite – crystal of love’ is good for mental rest and confusion. Activates unconditional love. Helps one to achieve one’s greatest potential. Dispels anxiety and chaos. Promotes mental clarity.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is one of the most wonderful energies to work with, have in your home or carry with you. Brings teachings of love, harmony and peace. This mineral will accept and hold loving thoughts and feelings. It will amplify and project these back to you when you need them most. Instils permanence to one’s loving nature. Brings calm and clarity to one’s emotions.

Ruby gemstone

Ruby – it is believed that by wearing a Ruby one would enjoy health, affluence, wisdom and good love relationships. A gemstone of happiness and provides economic stability. Provides energy, vitality and strength. Strengthens and enlivens the body, therefore recommended to people who suffer from weakness and exhaustion.

Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz contains hair-like inclusions of titanium dioxide with iron. Comes in many colours. Heals and balances the aura. Repels negative energies. Stabilizes relationships and marriages. Dispels unwanted interferences. Dynamic when used with clear quartz.


Sapphire – ‘stone of kings’ is a superior healing crystal, allowing one to ease into the metaphysical realms. Promotes peace of mind and serenity by restoring balance. Releases unwanted thoughts, mental tension, depression, spiritual confusion, frustration and aids concentration. Brings prosperity and attracts gifts.


Selinite helps to work with emotions. Absorbs from the surrounding environment and can reflect back. Can ease past life memory during meditation. Increases the ability for judgement and justice. Increases flexibility in the character.

Shiva Lingam

Shiva Lingam has been an object of devotion to the Divine and a talisman of enlightenment for many centuries. Like Shiva they destroy what is old and corrupt, to clear the way for rebirth. They stimulate the body’s energetic system, supporting general healing on all levels. They aid in uniting all sides of the self and lovingly accepting the differences in others as expressions of the many faces of the one Creator.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is useful in the treatment of addictions such as smoking, alcoholism and drugs. It is helpful in dealing with fear and mood swings, as well as depression and even schizophrenia. It is a crystal with strong healing powers to strengthen the skin and connective tissue, the muscular system, and in the treatment of infections and cancer-related diseases. Smoky quartz is also used to promote personal pride and joy in living.


Sodalite – ‘the stone of courage and for mystics’ is good for meditation and spirituality. Promotes tolerance in judgemental people, enhances connection with the higher self.

Star Crystal

Star Crystal is quartz with small black stars included. Blesses all it touches. Shields and acts as a barrier against illness. Expands energy bodies. Balances male/female energies. Balances energies between oneself and partner. Used as a talisman for protection.


Staurolite is a balanced grounding mineral that aids one in connecting with the electromagnetic field of the planet and the alternate dimensions and realms. Staurolite can help open one’s eyes to the many invisible beings who inhabit this planet with us. It acts as an enhancement for magical practices and for access to natural energies.

Stichtite / Serpentine

Stichtite / Serpentine provides expansion of awareness. Brings peace to one’s environment. Allows openness and faithfulness. Provides companionship for those who are alone. Soothing to the emotional body, allowing one to release fear of change and hardship and to look ahead to the future with expectations and excitement.


Sunstone – a crystal of light and happiness affecting the crown chakra. Strengthens intellect, desire and optimism. Can be used to both clear and energize the chakras. It can also provide for a brightening to the chakras, allowing one to exhibit a floral freshness and a feeling of being ‘squeaky clean.’

Tanzanite crystal

Tanzanite is a New Age crystal. Stimulates the throat, third eye, and crown chakras. Enables greater insight and provides protection during activities. Increases contact to the spiritual world. Good for creating a calm atmosphere and relaxed communication especially spiritual communication. May help treat problems connected to the skin and the eyes.

Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s Eye is a crystal of strength and balance. Brings together the energies of sunshine and earth. Brightness and optimism. Balances perceptions. Stimulates wealth and helps one to keep it. Promotes reconciliation. Excellent grounding stone.

Topaz gemstone

Topaz is believed to bring health, wealth and to protect the holder against danger. Some say that if you put a topaz under your pillow at night, it will sooth the nerves and energize the body during sleep.

Tourmaline, Black

Tourmaline, Black – a powerful stone for protection against negativity, prevents energies affecting one. This is especially so for energies coming from people who are envious. It is a basic crystal for the root chakra. Helps one to be grounded while ‘anchoring’ the self in the physical body.


Turquoise enhances communication, objectivity and creativity, peace of mind, friendship and loyalty. A master healing crystal. Strengthens the entire anatomy.


Unakite gently assists one to deal with past traumas and events that are inhibiting one’s personal growth. Releases blockages in energy centres and meridians. Allows one to determine the psychological causes of physical illnesses. Stimulates healthy pregnancies.


Vanadinite facilitates the mental processes, filling the vacancy between thought and intelligence. It can also provide for a deep state of meditation. Vanadinite can promote thrift in spending; either conserving one’s energy or one’s money. It can promote order in one’s life, helping one to define goals and to pursue them in an orderly manner.

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