Crystals have been used as a mode of healing for centuries. Focusing on energies, crystals can help to dispel negativity, improve your mood, calm your mind and even bring prosperity into your life. In fact, many minerals are naturally found in the form of crystals so using them as is can give you more benefits.
Keep in mind that crystals are not a substitute for medical advice. However, they are used by people who believe that these minerals provide some sort of pain relief and improve their mind and mood. Many people also believe that some minerals also have different energies attached to them.
Following are some of the more popular ones that people use for mind and mood:
Also called the “All Purpose Stone,” the Amethyst is a beautiful, purple crystal that soothes the mind, relieves anxiety and reduces stress. It is available in various shades of purple, ranging from light lavender to a deep plum purple. The stone is said to connect with the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) and the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) in the body.
It is said that wearing amethyst can help to improve your immune system, help with insomnia and alleviate stress. It is also a great stone that brings more clarity to your mind when your thoughts are confused or foggy. For meditative use, the amethyst crystal is the best as it can help to bring contentment, peace and help one recover from grief and loss.
Amethyst is popular when worn as jewelry. It comes in many sizes and shapes and this beautiful stone may inspire you to go to the jewelry store and purchase a nice Amethyst necklace. Even if you don’t believe in its powers, it’s a lot cheaper than diamonds!
One of the strongest healing stones, black tourmaline is thought to absorb negative energies and offer spiritual protection. Negative energy refers to the vibes you promote when you appear to be down because you are looking at a situation with a negative (pessimistic) attitude.
Black tourmaline is said to eliminate these negative vibrations, but it may also minimize the effect of electromagnetic fields or frequencies that are emitted from the gadgets and electronic objects in your home. If you are one of those concerned about the negative effects of cell phone waves in the air, perhaps acquiring this stone may make you feel better, even if it is just from a placebo perspective.
This mineral also helps aid in proper sleep. It is said to reduce stress and promote a calmer mind. Black tourmaline can be worn to keep your anxiety at bay and to help you feel more grounded. The crystal is also said to offer an aura of protection that keeps you feeling spiritually healthy and positive.
A pink colored stone, rose quartz is connected with love, harmony, and emotional stability. The crystal holds a reputation for being the best for soothing your heart and helping relationships blossom in a healthy manner. People claim that it is great for calming, dealing with emotional trouble or trauma and even past issues.
Wearing or holding it can bring emotional relief and keeping it in your home will fill it with harmony and love. Rose quartz is also said to help with emotional blockage, healing from emotional abuse as well as develop better relationships and friendships. There are reports that it can release anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, so if you are in a bad relationship right now, how about obtaining a rose quartz mineral and see what happens? It will also look great on your mantelpiece.
A yellow colored stone, Citrine is the crystal of prosperity and plenty in all areas of life. Also known as the “Merchant Stone,” using or wearing citrine regularly can also improve your financial areas in life by removing blockages. It is also said to attract new and better opportunities in the professional life of a person.
Citrine is a crystal that makes one feel more creative, mentally invigorated and feel happier about life again. It is also said to improve focus and concentration, boosts energy and reduces stress associated with your personal and professional life. Wearing it or keeping it at your workplace can also improve the atmosphere around you.
With a deep green hue, jade can be great for calming your emotional energy and releases negativity. The stone symbolizes tranquility, purity and brings about more harmony to the person. Jade is said to be linked with the heart chakra and those who believe say it also enhances relationships and attracts more love into a person’s lives.
Jade is popular in jewelry and tends to be available in a range of different green hues, including emerald green or apple green with hints of yellow, red, brown and lavender or blue in it too. In rare instances, you can also find a white jade stone but the color does not always impact the healing powers of the stones.
A gorgeous vibrant blue stone and rare in most parts of the world, turquoise has been highly prized by different cultures, including the Ancient Egyptians, Native Americans, North and South Americans, and others. Apart from its distinctive blue colors, turquoise is said to make one happier and more outgoing.
Social anxiety can be reduced with the stone as it not only makes you more confident, it also influences other people around you. The shades of turquoise can range from an eye-catching aqua blue hue to a demure cerulean green tone.
This is probably a great stone to take with you when you go on a job interview, but don’t tell the interviewer you have on. He/She might not understand, unless they have read this article (smile) and with it said that it can manage social anxiety, those who routinely post on social networks should have one next to their computer or mobile device. Who knows? Maybe the social media world would become a little more friendlier!
Considered to be a personal stone with a feminine energy, the moonstone is a crystal which brings happiness, abundance, and improved relationships into one’s life. The stone is said to protect from negativity and can calm the mind with ease. It also relieves stress and anxiety.
Moonstone is also great for meditation as they say it makes the mind calmer, brings a better understanding of self and boosts your mental health. It is also a great stone for someone who is very sensitive to energies and can feel drained and depleted in social interactions with other people.
Known as the “Writer’s stone,” blue topaz is used as a crystal for clarity in thought and speech. The crystal is said to bring good fortune, joy, and abundance. As a stone that is used to improve communication, blue topaz is said to help with writer’s block and can even help one overcome anxiety related to public speaking.
The blue topaz is also said to have a soothing effect on the mind, reducing stress, eliminating anxiety and bringing more clarity to your thoughts. With better communication methods, you will ultimately be able to enjoy better relationships in all areas of your life.
The crystals mentioned here are all available in raw form or can be shaped to be worn as jewelry pieces, They no doubt will look pretty to wear, but even though many people may swear by their healing powers, there is not much scientific evidence to support these claims. If you have a desire to use them, always remember that these crystals are not a substitute for therapy or prescribed medication.