Popular Crystals

Popular Crystals and What They’re Used For

Information contained herein is not intended to substitute advice from a professional (such as a doctor).  It is for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not imply a guarantee of purpose. Spiritual beliefs of crystal and stone healing are not a prescription or a diagnosis and are not scientifically substantiated. Use care in utilising stones.

Amazonite Facilitates loving, compassionate communication by bridging heart and throat chakras. Clears congestion from the throat and chest areas, helps to balance thyroid gland energy, and aids in recovery of emotional disputes or traumas. Excellent for general health maintenance, eliminates aggravation, promotes balance of male/female energies, and dissipates energy blockages in the nervous system.

Color: Light to medium ocean blue

Amber emanates the connection and warmth of Light.  Its energies are solar and they create a comfortable sense of health and well-being to the bearer.  It is an excellent stone to wear when recovering from an illness or injury as it puts us in touch with our own essential strength and security.  It activates one’s life force and emotional desire for wellness.

Color: Yellowish with dark brown inclusions (rough, not polished).

Amethyst Extremely powerful and protective stone with high spiritual vibrations.  Guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love.  Natural tranquilizer, blocks negative environmental stress, enhances meditation, strong healing and cleansing powers, and enhances spiritual awareness, dreams, and overcomes alcoholism.

Color: Lavender to purple.

Angel Phantom Quartz or Amphibole Quartz   This stone radiates the soft, yet powerful energies of the Angelic realm.  It is also said to help us manifest our higher-selves and act from the heart.  Just as Angel Phantom Quartz can help us be more enlightened, it also influences others who come near it, subtly shifting negative energies into positive vibrations.

Colors: Inclusions of White are Caolinite, inclusions of Red are Hematite, inclusions of Lavender are Lithium, and inclusions of Yellow are Limonite.

Angelite Stone of awareness for the New Age by representing peace and brotherhood. Facilitates conscious contact with the angelic realm by enhancing telepathic communication and enabling out-of-body journeying while still maintaining contact with everyday reality.  Powerful healing stone as it enhances attunement and perception and provides protection for the body or environment.

Color: Robin’s egg blue with white flecks.

Apache Tear Brings up negativity, but slowly, so that it can be changed, transmuted, and dissipated.  Excellent stone for absorbing negative energy and protecting its aura.  It grounds and comforts in times of grief, providing insight into the source of distress, relieving long-held grievances.  It stimulates analytical capabilities and promotes forgiveness, as well as removing self-limitations and increasing spontaneity.

Color: Translucent black

Aquamarine Stone of courage and stress-reducer.  It quiets the mind, harmonizes its surroundings and protects against pollutants.  Was carried by sailors as a talisman against drowning.  It promotes tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism.  It serves to support those overwhelmed by responsibility while encouraging the acceptance of responsibility for oneself.  It can also break old, self-defeating behaviors.

Color: Light blue to green.

Aventurine  Excellent stone for use in prosperity work of all kinds.  It has strong connections to the devic world and is useful for home and garden protection from environmental stresses.  Useful in guarding against harmful emanations from cell phones.  Aventurine diffuses negative situations, reinforces leadership qualities, promotes compassion and empathy, and encourages perseverance.

Color: Medium to darker green

Black Tourmaline Protects against electromagnetic rays, psychic attacks, and negative energies.  It grounds energy and increases physical vitality, dissipates tension and stress,clears negative thoughts, and promotes objective, rational thought patterns.  It also encourages positive attitudes and stimulates creativity.

Color: Black (smooth/tumbled only)

Bloodstone Excellent blood cleanser and powerful healing stone.  Heightens intuition and increases creativity, useful in grounding and protecting from undesirable influences.  Stimulates dreaming, enhances courage and promotes ability to avoid dangerous situations through flexibility and withdrawal.  It encourages selflessness and idealism and dispels confusion while enhancing decision-making capabilities.

Color: Green with red iron flecks.

Blue Calcite Useful in recuperation and relaxation, lowering blood pressure and relieving pain.  Soothes nerves and alleviates anxiety and releases negative emotions.  Aids in clear communication and purification ceremonies.

Color: Robin’s egg blue.

Blue Goldstone Essentially, this stone isn’t a stone at all, but is made of glass.  It is asilica-based glass, however, and contains microscopic copper spheres, thereby allowing it to be used for the conductive energy of the copper.  It looks like a deep-blue night sky, patterned with stars with a deep luster and a silky feel.  Meditate with it for a journey like going into space because the copper bits mimic galaxies and constellations.  Placed over the third eye it enhances inner journeys and brings visions of other worlds.

Color: Deep,midnight blue with copper sparkles.

Blue Kyanite Excellent stone for attunement and meditation, amplifies and transmits high frequency energies, and stimulates psychic abilities and intuition.  Helps spiritual energy to manifest in thought, connection to spirit guides, facilitates dream recall, and aligns chakras.  Doesn’t require cleaning as it doesn’t hold negativity.  Encourages speaking of one’s truth and cutting through fears and blockages as well as ignorance.

Color: Robin’s egg blue.

Blue Lace Agate Wonderful healing stone with calm and cooling energy.  Particularly effective for the throat chakra, allowing expression of thoughts and feelings. Excellent nurturing and supportive stone, neutralizing anger, infection,inflammation, and fever.  Counteracts repression and suppression of feelings that stem from fear.  This stone also assists with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings and counteracts mental stress.

Color: Light blue with bands of white.

Blue Tiger Eye Calms and relieves stress.  Aids healing in overanxious, quick-tempered, and phobic situations.  It slows the metabolism and dissolves sexual frustration, as well as alleviating stress headaches.  It shields the aura from unwanted influences facilitates lucid dreaming.

Color: Dark blue with some yellow tiger-eye striations.

Carnelian Excellent for grounding, anchoring, and stabilizing.  Restores vitality and motivation and stimulates creativity.  Useful in dramatic pursuits, and is excellent in helping to cleanse other stones.  Removes fear of death and helps one accept the cycle of life.  Promotes courage, positive life-choices, and motivation for success in business.  Useful in dispelling apathy and overcoming abuse issues.

Color: Deep orange-brown.

Chrysocolla Empowerment of female energies for both men and women.  It is a stone of the Goddess,and those who resonate with its energy will feel Her ancient and enduring energies within.  It stimulates the throat chakra for clear communication of one’s inner wisdom, and can aid in learning what that inner wisdom is. It is closely attuned to the Earth’s vibrations.  It harmonizes and balances the heart and throat chakras with the base chakra for great life force and physical vitality.

Color: Bluish-green.

Large Rough Citrine Powerful cleansing and regeneration stone.  Helps with creativity and warms and energizes.  Absorbs, transmutes, grounds, and dissipates negative energy and is useful in protection for the environment.  Citrine energizes every level of life, acting as an early-warning system so that protection can be activated.  Cleanses the chakras, particularly the solar plexus and navel chakras.  Activates crown chakra and opens intuition.

Color: Honey-orange with white matrix.

Epidote It brings in more of what one already has, in accordance with one’s highest-good.  It can be used to create abundance and prosperity and to attach new loving relationships, as well as initiating creative processes.  Be mindful of what you desire: If you wish for prosperity, you must act generously; If you want love, you must be loving.

Color: Light to medium green with some milky white inclusions.

Fluorite Highly protective stone, especially on a psychic level.  Helps discriminate from outside influences.  Cleanses and stabilizes the aura.  Effective in defense of electromagnetic waves and is useful in healing by removing negative energies.  Cleanses, purifies, dispels, and reorganizes anything within the body that is not in perfect alignment.

Color: ranges from deep purple to lavender to green to blue.

Garnet Powerful energizing, revitalizing, and cleansing stone.  Balances energy and brings serenity, inspires love and devotion, alleviates emotional disharmony, and aids in sexual potency.  Particularly helpful in times of crises or trauma by fortifying and strengthening the survival instinct.  Brings courage and hope into hopeless situations.  Strong in expanding awareness and in past-life recall.

Color: Deep burgundy red.

Green Calcite A mental healer, dissolving rigid beliefs and old programming, restoring balance to the mind.  Assists in releasing what is no longer useful that we hold on to in times of comfort.  Aids in communication and in transitioning from a stagnant to a positive position.  Powerful immune system stimulator.  Absorbs negativity and rids the body of bacterial infection.

Color: Lime green with translucent sheen.

Hematite Excellent stone for grounding and protecting and harmonizing the mind/body/soul connection.  Strong yang element and balances the meridians, correcting in imbalances.  Dissolves negativity and prevents it from entering the aura.  Beneficial in legal situations, hematite also restores peace and balance to the body.  Useful in boosting self-esteem and enhances willpower and confidence.

Color: Pearly black.

Herkimer Diamond These crystals are manifestations of pure, solidified, spiritual Light.  Their high, harmonious energy “sings” on the upper levels of the vibrational spectrum.  They are ideal for dream work, meditation, jewelry,templates, and energy tools.  They also pick up and magnify the frequencies of other stones.  They help purify one’s energy field and attune one to the White Light of the Divine Essence.  Angels are drawn to the pure etheric radiance of these stones so they are useful in communication or communion with heavenly entities.

Color: Clear,diamond-like with black inclusions

Honey Calcite Useful in releasing electrical impulses and is an energy amplifier. Helps the mind and body remember information brought forth when astral traveling and channeling. Facilitates awareness and appreciation of the creative forces of nature and is an excellent stone when studying arts and sciences.

Color: Amber-honey.

Iolite Iolite is excellent for facilitating inner journeying, a shamanic tradition that enables a person to travel within, using their imagination as a tool to shed light on problems or issues.  It is helpful in opening the third-eye chakra, the gateway to inner knowledge and understanding.  Soothing and peaceful, it helps to dissolve any fear or anxiety and allows the flow of available information to come to you.  It also soothes headaches, calms overwrought nerves, eases emotional distress, eyestrain, enhances the clarity of dreams, and helps cure insomnia from mental stress.

Color: Deep blue-ish/purple.

Jade signifies wisdom gathered from tranquility, and by virtue of its association with the heart chakra, it increases love and nurturing.  A protective stone, it keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony, good luck, and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and integrates mind and body by promoting self-sufficiency.  Placed on the forehead, it promotes insightful dreams,releases irritability, and helps cleanse the body’s filtration and elimination organs.

Color: Light green.

Labradorite A highly mystical and protective stone.  Raises consciousness, deflects unwanted energies from the aura and prevents energetic leakages. Facilitates meditation, past-life regression, intuition, and aligns the physical and etheric bodies by accessing spiritual purpose.  Raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies into the physical body. Banishes fears and insecurities and strengthens faith in self.

Color: Mossy green with blue or green rainbow occlusions.

Lapis Lazuli  Stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities, opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra.  Releases stress quickly through its deep serenity and is a key to spiritual attainment.  A protective stone,it recognizes psychic attack, blocks the energy, and returns it to the source.  Harmonizes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.  It reveals inner truth and encourages self-awareness by allowing self-expression without compromise, as well as honesty and compassion.

Color: Bright blue with brown matrix.

Lemon Chrysoprase  Induces deep meditative states and promotes hope, love of truth, and personal insight.  Stimulates creativity and fidelity in business and personal relationships.  A calming stone, it also promotes openness to new situations. Helpful in overcoming obsessive or impulsive actions and thoughts.  Useful in forgiveness and compassion.  Stimulates fluent speech and mental dexterity.

Color: Lime-yellow.

Lemon Quartz Eliminates negative thoughts directed toward others and self as well as anxiety and depression.  It helps structure, focus, and amplify thoughts and information. It is also thought to transmit energy and to help balance and strengthen communication and clarity.

Color: Deep yellow.

Lemurian Quartz  Lemurians contain horizontal striations along their sides, usually all the way up to the tip of the stone.  The energy is a tingling warmth when held.  Linked to the lost land of Lemuria, whose people maintained a very close and instinctual relationship with the Earth, these stones awaken the person working with it to a deep consciousness of the planet and its needs.

Color: Quartz with pink inclusions.

Lepidolite  Place on computers to absorb electromagnetic energies.  Dissipates negativity,and opens the throat, heart, third eye, and crown chakras.  Aids in shamanic and spiritual journeys and accesses the Akashic records.  Useful in reduction of stress and depression, relieves despondency and overcomes insomnia, mood swings, bipolar disorders, and any sort of mental or emotional dependency.  Helpful in releasing addictions.

Color: Lavender to purple.

Malachite  Amplifies positive and negative energies and grounds spiritual energy onto the planet.  Absorbs negative energies and pollutants and guards against radiation, making it an excellent protection stone.  Heals earth energies and has a strong affinity for nature and the devas. Clears and activates the chakras and is useful in scrying.  Do not use in an elixir or take internally.

Color: Striated greens.

Moonstone  A stone of new beginnings and is strongly connected to the Moon and intuition.  Use to enhance psychic awareness and intuition and clairvoyance, and acceptance of your psychic gifts.  It calms and is filled with passive, feminine energy.  Soothes emotional instability and stress and improves emotional intelligence.

Color: Ranges from peach to grey to milky-white.

Moss Agate Stabilizing stone strongly connected with nature, it refreshes the soul and enables you to perceive beauty in all.  Helpful in reducing sensitivity to environmental pollutants.  Assists in births by lessening pain and ensuring a good delivery.  Useful in prosperity work.  Improves self-esteem and releases fear and deep-seated stress.  Encourages one to get along with others and expand horizons.

Color: Dark green with white occlusions.

Nuummite It enhances inner power for self-mastery, and can take one into the depths of the psyche to release energies trapped in the subconscious.  Helps to recall and release fixated energies from past lives, birth, and childhood, instilling the courage to do the inner work necessary to be healed and whole. Can help one move into altered states of consciousness and is excellent for shamanic journeying, enhancing clairvoyance and intuition.  Useful in channeling healing energies for self and others.  It is a stone of personal magic that increases the frequencies of “good luck” in one’s life.  A powerful meditation stone.

Color: Black with”sparkly” highlights.

Onyx Strength giving and provides support in difficult mental and physical circumstances.  Centers energy, accesses higher guidance and promotes vigor,steadfastness, and stamina.  Imparts self-confidence and learning of lessons.  Aids in remembering memories of the wearer and can be used in psychometry and past-life regressions.  Alleviates fears and worries and encourages wise decisions.

Color: Black.

Optical Calcite Amplifies images and heals the eyes.  Can aid in seeing subliminal messages and reduces tension that causes migraines. Excellent cleanser of subtle bodies and aids in communication during difficult conversations.

Color: Clear-white.

Orange Calcite Highly energizing and cleansing stone.  Balances emotions, removes fear, and overcomes depression.  Dissolves problems and maximizes potential. Heals reproductive system issues, gallbladder, and intestinal disorders.

Color: Orange with white matrix.  Looks like a Creamsicle.

Petrified Wood Useful in cleansing of liver and blood and aids in alleviating stiff joints.  Eases stuck emotions around old issues and clears old patterns linked to difficult relationships.  Meditate with it to encourage transformation of patterns that seem ‘set in stone.’

Color: Light tan,sandy brown with white.

Phantom Crystals A phantom appears to be ghost like images within a crystal.  Due to the method of its formation, a phantom has absorbed learning over eons of time.  Putting the past into perspective, it points the way toward evolution and growth and is helpful in clearing stagnation.  Phantoms help shed light on aspects of life that are hidden or mysterious, particularly those in the past, and help to heal them.

Color: Clear quartz crystal.

Phenacite Avery rare stone, Phenacite is highly stimulating to the third-eye chakra, allowing the energy in that center to be activated and carried through the body, producing an awareness of the complete cellular structure.  It facilitates deep meditation and brings love into one’s physical reality. Placement of the stone above the crown chakra provides a noticeable energy flow which covers, connects, and penetrates the total physical body.  It is an excellent stone for healing, cleansing, and purification of the total body structure, energy centres, and pathways.

Color: Milky quartz-like.

Pyrite Increases the power of the third chakra for both men and women.  It enhances one’s willpower and assists in overcoming bad habits and establishing new patterns of health and positive energy, as well as increasing vitality.  It screens out negative influences and stimulates creativity in art, mathematics,sculpture, architecture, and science, as well as stimulating ambition,commitment, persistence, mental clarity, and focus.

Color: Dull gold.

Quartz The most powerful healing and energy amplifying stone.  It absorbs, stores,releases, regulates and unblocks energy.  Containing every color, it works on all levels of healing, raising energy to the highest levels possible.  Dissolves karmic seeds, enhances psychic abilities, and attunes to your spiritual purpose.  Useful in meditation, it filters out distractions, aids concentration, and unlocks memory.

Color: Clear with white occlusions.

Red Calcite Increases energy, uplifts emotions, increases willpower, and opens the heart chakra.  Remover of stagnant energy and dissolves blockages. Energizes and heals base chakras, eliminates fear, encourages understanding,and loosens stiff joints.

Color: Light red.

Red Jasper Grounds energy and is gently stimulating.  Brings problems to light before they become too big and provides insight into difficult situations.  An excellent worry stone, it calms emotions.  Placed under a pillow it helps in dream recall.  Cleans and stabilizes the aura and strengthens boundaries, this is a stone of health and strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system and liver.

Color: Light orangey-red.

Red Tiger Eye Stimulates and overcomes lethargy, providing motivation.  Speeds up slow metabolism and increases a low sex drive.  Produces soothing vibrations and generates a calmness.  Can be used to stimulate wealth and enhance the stability to maintain wealth.

Color: Striatedred-browns.

Rhodochrosite Representative of selfless love and compassion, it expands consciousness and integrates spiritual with material energies.  Excellent for love and relationship and for healing sexual abuse issues.  Allows repressed memories to come forth and be released.  Improves self worth and soothes emotional stress. It encourages a positive attitude and enhances dream states and creativity.

Color: Pink with black and white occlusions.

Rhodonite Rhodonite is an emotional balancer, nurturing love and encouraging the brotherhood of man, it also has the ability to show both sides of an issue.  This stone clears, activates, and stimulates the heart chakra.  It grounds energy and aides in achieving one’s highest potential, as well as enhancing meditation.

Color: Pinks with black occlusions.

Rose Quartz Stone of unconditional love and infinite peace, it is most important for the heart chakra.  Purifies and opens the heart at all levels and brings deep inner healing and self-love.  Excellent for drawing love and calming current relationships, it restores trust and harmony and encourages unconditional love.  Replaces negative energy with love and strengthens empathy and sensitivity, enhances positive affirmations.

Color: Translucent pinks.

Rose Quartz Window Stone  Also known as a Seer stone, this is a rose quartz specimen that has been polished on one side to reveal an inner world.  Excellent for use in scrying as it shows past, present, and future and takes you deep into your own inner world.  It also has the ability to be programmed to a specific time frame to access its knowledge.

Color: Rose pink with one polished side.

Smooth Rutilated Quartz   Effective integrator of energy on any level, and is an effective vibrational healer.  It promotes spiritual growth and cleanses and energizes the aura.  It aids in astral travel, scrying, and channeling,and facilitates contact with the highest spiritual guidance.  Helpful for therapists and counselors, filtering negative energy from patients.  Useful in past-life regression and facilitating transition.

Color: Clear quartz with rutiles (gold fingers).

Selenite  Brings clarification of the mind, opens the crown chakra, and accesses angelic consciousness and higher guidance.  Instills deep peace and is useful in meditation or spiritual work.  Enhances telepathy, creates a safe and quiet space in a home, assists judgment and insight, and clears confusion.  Aligns the spinal column and promotes flexibility while it guards against epileptic seizures.

Color: Milky white.

Serpentine Stimulates a pathway through which Kundalini travels by placement on the crown chakra.  It can be used to clear clouded areas of the chakras, and is excellent for enhancing meditation.  Placed beside the bed it is an excellent sleep enhancer.

Color: Dark and fluorescent greens.

Smokey Quartz Very efficient grounding stone while raising vibrations during meditation. Protective stone with strong links to the Earth, promoting concern for the environment and ecology.  Alleviates stress, grounds spiritual energy, and neutralizes negative vibrations.  Eliminates toxicities on all levels,replacing it with positive energy.  Relieves fear, lifts depression, and brings emotional calmness.

Color: Clear to tea-colored.

Snowflake Obsidian Calms and soothes, this stone also brings receptivity before bringing forth ingrained patterns.  Teaches value of mistakes as well as successes.  Brings balances for body, mind, and spirit.  Releases stressful mental patterns and promotes inner centering.

Color: Dense black with white “snowflakes.”

Sodalite Unifies logic with intuition and opens spiritual perception, bringing forth information from the higher self into the physical.  Deepens and enhances meditation, and encourages a search and conviction for the truth. Useful in blocking electromagnetic waves from computers.  Brings harmony and solidarity of purpose to groups, stimulating truth and companionship.

Color: Dark blue with white occlusions.

Staurolite (Fairy Cross)  It acts as a key to the astral plane and the devic (faerie) realm, and is useful in communication with plant and animal spirits.  Keeping it within one’s energy field helps to open one’s eyes to invisible worlds in connection with the Earth’s plane.  Sleeping with one will facilitate astral travel and lucid dreaming.  Is also useful in releasing self-destructive habits through cleansing regimens.

Color: Brown background with dark grey/black cross.

Tektite Due to its extra-terrestrial origins, it is believed that, when placed on the third eye, this stone will enhance communication with other worlds and encourage spiritual growth.  Helps to release undesirable experiences, remember lessons learned, and aids concentration on those experiences conducive to spiritual growth.  Balances chakra energy flow, and is helpful for telepathy and clairvoyance.  Traditionally used as a talisman for fertility by balancing male-female energies.

Color: Black

Tiger Eye A high vibrational stone that combines Earth energy with those of the Sun to create a grounding stone.  Enhances psychic abilities, protection from curses, and encourages integrity.  Assists in accomplishing goals,promotes clarity of intention, and is useful in healing mental dis-ease and personality disorders.  Heals self-worth and self-criticism issues,aids in recognizing one’s talents and abilities, and balances yin-yang.

Color: Gold to brown striations.

Tiger Iron Assists in creative endeavors, prompting artistic abilities toward beauty. Stimulates physical vitality and helps assimilation of B-complex vitamins and production of white and red blood cells.  Strengthens muscular structure and stimulates production of steroids.

Color: Gold-brown tiger eye with hematite (iron).

Tourmalinated Quartz Effective grounding stone, it strengthens the body’s energy field and deflects detrimental environmental influences.  Releases tensions on all levels as well as harmful patterns.  Harmonizes disparate polarities and reverses negative thoughts and energies.  Alleviates self-sabotage and is an effective problem solver.

Color: White quartz with black tourmaline fingers.


Sources for crystal information in this article include: The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals by Judy Hall | Crystals by Jennie Harding| Love Is In The Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody  Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham | The Pocket Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach by Robert Simmons | These are books you can buy in any books store for information on Crystals and Stones.

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