If there’s one thing I find myself buying again and again, it’s certainly metaphysical crystals. Not only are gems and crystals aesthetically pleasing and (generally) cheap, they also offer a wide variety of healing properties for both mental and physical health. As of right now, I’m just starting to get over an awful viral infection that unfortunately kept me bedridden and away from the blog for almost a week, so I’m happy to finally be back on my feet with new content! Here is the newest cluster of crystals that I’ll be adding to my collection.
Orange calcite. Beautiful, powerful, and cleansing, orange calcite works similarly to a vacuum in your body. While many stones have specific areas of the body that they are best suited for, calcite is actually quite versatile in its powers. Meditating with the stone enables your body to be cleansed of negative energy throughout all seven chakras, making it a great beginner stone for any new crystal lovers. Calcite is also very abundant, and is found in large deposits all over the world. Try meditating with orange calcite on your solar plexus chakra to improve self-esteem and overall positive energy.
Purple fluorite. Fluorite is a lovely pastel medley of pinks, blues, and foamy greens, known best for its harmonizing qualities. Because its colors are cooler-based, the chakras with which it best correlates are the throat, third eye, and crown chakras. It is arguably one of the best stones to assist in studying, retaining information, and overall focus of the mind, making it a student’s best friend. On top of heightening mental abilities, fluorite can also help with physical pains like arthritis, bone ailments, and jaw/tooth issues.
Aquamarine. Aquamarine is yet another strong healing gem that has been used and cherished for centuries. In the ancient times, seamen carried aquamarine to promote safe travel across the ocean. It is also ideal for relaxation, promoting sleep, and lessening anxiety. As someone who struggles with a handful of fears and phobias, I find a great deal of comfort from aquamarine, and aspire to keep it close with me often. Similarly to the ocean’s energy, aquamarine is smooth, harmonizing, and comforting.
Smoky quartz. Smoky quartz is a versatile stone for both physical and emotional applications, and even considered by some to be the very best stone for keeping yourself grounded. Meditating with smoky quartz at your root chakra will promote positive thoughts and calmness, while eradicating physical pain at the same time. This stone is a perfect tool for anyone suffering with back pain, cramps, sore muscles, and general nervousness. According to Village Silversmith, “Wearing or carrying smoky quartz aids our auric fields, enabling us to see phenomenal such as ghosts, UFOs, fairies, and spirit guides.” Obviously, not everybody is a big believer in magical phenomenon, but it’s still a very interesting point to add.
Red Jasper. In general, jasper is a very energizing and vigorating stone, making it ideal for the root and sacral chakras. Because there are so many types of jasper, it’s impossible to categorize them all by one specific set of properties; red jasper is actually very contrasting from any other type of jasper. In my own personal words, I tend to jokingly refer to red jasper as the “sexy stone.” Red jasper has been proven to increase fertility, sexual function, and general stamina, so the name seemed fitting enough to me. Additionally, red jasper is used for banishing evil promoting protection, with accounts of this going back to the fifteenth century. When you find yourself overwhelmed by nightmares, try to sleep with this stone nearby.
Bumblebee Jasper. If red jasper were to be considered the “evil twin,” then this sunny block of brilliant yellows must be the “good” one. Bumblebee jasper is actually technically not jasper- it contains no quartz- but still contains strong metaphysical properties for your mind and body. Because gemstone colors generally correlate with their perfect chakra, you may have guessed by now that bumblebee jasper is perfect for the solar plexus chakra. Using this stone can energize your soul, promote personal growth, and improve your self-esteem. Think of it as a little ray of sunshine in your pocket, spreading happiness and positivity.
Moonstone. Pure, mysterious, and utterly gorgeous- I was so happy to finally get a tumbled moonstone today. Since the earliest times, moonstone has been documented as an amulet of protection and a tangible connection to the moon itself. Like many white or light-colored stones, moonstone is ideal for the crown and third-eye chakras. Sleeping and meditating with moonstone close by will connect you to a higher presence and a deeper state of mind, especially if you are a more sensitive person than others. Additionally, it is a great stone for love, and is believed to reunite those who parted in anger.
Tigers Eye. Tigers Eye is prideful, confident, and ideal for boosting your self-esteem. If you find yourself feeling scared of a new experience or journey that you will be embarking on, carrying Tigers Eye can help to rectify your anxiety or fear. Some crystal healers also believe that Tigers Eye can help those suffering from personality disorders or mental illness, though there is no scientific proof to confirm this. Nonetheless, Tigers Eye aids harmony and balance in difficult situations, and profoundly amplifies overall energy.
Emerald. As green correlates with the heart chakra, it probably comes as no surprise that emerald promotes love and domestic bliss. As an Aries, I feel a particularly strong connection to emerald and bloodstone, which are my gemstones. Wearing emerald brings warmth and positive emotions, and encourages harmony in both your body and your living space. This is truly the stone of unconditional love, so use it in times when you wish to nurture your heart and warm up your soul. As once noted by St. Hildegard of Bingen, “All the green of nature is concentrated within the Emerald.” Keep this stone intimate and safely protected, and its healing properties will reach you.
Further reading: https://www.crystalvaults.com/
Where to buy crystals: https://villagesilversmith.net/
Disclosure: While I am a strong supporter of metaphysical healing, crystals should never fully replace medical care or be used to diagnose any illness! Make sure you speak with your doctor if you have any serious illnesses that need a more thorough treatment. That being said, stay safe, happy, and have fun with your crystals! Xoxo, Sarah