Before we begin, I would like to ask you to make sure you know where your crystals and precious stones are coming from. The industry has a tendency to be quite inhuman, so please make sure you are supporting ethically mined precious stone providers.
Everyone knows crystals and gemstones are beautiful, they can liven up a room, and add aesthetic to just about anything. But did you know that they are amazing self-care tools!? Each crystal and precious stone holds its own unique power that can help you obtain your best self. Without further ado, let's explore eight healing stones, and how you need them in your life!
Amethyst is a great protector. It is known as the Gem of Fire and has been highly valued throughout history. It is known as the “All Healer” Amethyst is a passionate stone, it heals the mind and body while protecting the soul. Amethyst helps bring forth peace, inner healing, stress relief, positive energy, and communication.
This is a great stone to use to curb feelings of anxiety. I personally use it most when I'm going through bouts of separation anxiety, which has been a lot during this past year. Amethyst opens up the mind and inspires creativity, this comes from being mostly connected to the Third Eye and Crown Chakra.
Zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces, Capricorn, Virgo, Sagittarius
Element: Air, Water
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Much like Amethyst, Clear Quartz is a healing stone. Known as the “Master Healer”, Quartz brings upon calmness and clarity. It regulates Related to all Chakras, Quarts brings alignment. This crystal is known to help with sleep, improve memory, and reduce stress. One of the strongest abilities of Quartz is to amplify the abilities of all other crystals by increasing their vibrations.
Quartz is an amazing stone to sleep with, especially the night before a big test, project, or presentation. I kept a piece in my pocket during the SAT, as well as while I'm trying to memorize my lines for my school's play.
Zodiac: All; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Element: All; Earth, Fire, Air, Water
Ruling Planet: Sun
Selenite is known as the Stone of the Moon Goddess, earning its name from Selene. In Hellenism (ancient Greek beliefs), Selene was the Moon herself. Selenite got her name due to its translucent silvery-white appearance, and its power. Selenite, much like the Moon, is an ultimate purifier. You can use Selenite to cleanse other crystals, tarot cards, emotions, as well as energies from objects and spaces.
Other than purification, Selenite brings about peaceful energy. It helps bring clarity of the mind, making it easier for us to analyze situations. Selenite calls out to and draws in love. Because of this, on top of its pure nature, Selenite is great to use in warding off unwanted attention.
Ruling Planet: Moon
Unakite is your best friend when it comes to taking care of your emotional well-being. One of its best-known features is regulating the energies that exist in your life. It repels toxicity and emotional vampires while bringing in that that is good and helpful to you. These energies may come in the form of people, Unakite will push away toxic relationships and invite in those who will have pure intentions and your best interest at heart. This stone makes for a great help when recovering from addictions. Unakite is primarily related to the Heart Chakra, and when it comes to mending a broken heart, I've yet to find another tool like this.
Unakite looks deep under the surface to source out the causes of your pain. Meditating with Unakite helps you release your past issues, allowing you to heal and learn from them.
...underneath painful experiences lies power and strength
Ruling Planet: Venus & Mars
Rose Quartz is a crystal of unconditional love, it is known as The Stone of the Heart, and stands for not only love for others but also love for yourself. Being part of the Quartz family, it shares many of the same qualities, such as stress relief, anxiety reduction, and sleep improvement; This stone has many unique qualities of its own. Rose Quartz helps restore harmony and trust in both platonic and romantic relationships, it invites intimacy and strengthens the bonds of new and pre-existing relationships.
If you're struggling with self-love, Rose Quartz may be the stone for you! The crystal yearns to bring a sense of calm to your being; it eases guilt, lowers stress, promotes self-esteem, and opens up your Heart Chakra allowing you to release pent-up emotions.
Zodiac: Taurus, Libra
Element: Earth, Water
Ruling Planet: Venus
As you can probably guess, Rainbow Moonstone is part of the Moonstone family, therefore will share many features and abilities with other forms of Moonstone, while also having unique qualities of its own. Moonstone is strongest during the full moon as a result of being linked to her cycles and reflects her phases.
Rainbow Moonstone is a great tool in sleep improvement and dreamwork. All Moonstones are great for dreamwork, however, due to its power of deflecting negative energy and psychological protection, Rainbow Moonstone is a ward against nightmares, and will calm your dreamscape. Rainbow Moonstone has been known to aid in relief during menstruation and childbirth, as well as to promote fertility.
Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Libra
Ruling Planet: Moon
Referred to as “The Stone of Happiness”, Peacock Ore, also known as Chalcopyrite eliminates negative energies, brings about a wealth of joy, and relates most to the Crown Chakra. Peacock Ore helps elevate your self-confidence, hopefulness, and increase levels of happiness. Because of its bright nature and cheery disposition, Peacock Ore is an amazing tool to aid in meditation.
Peacock Ore also helps focus thought by stimulating intellect, opening the mind to be capable of receiving new perspectives, and understanding pieces of the larger picture, making this a perfect helper when it comes time to take tests. I kept a piece of Peacock Ore (along with Amethyst, Quartz, and Anyolite) in my pocket while I took the SAT earlier today.
Physically, Peacock Ore has been known to vivify sex and protect pregnancy. I've found it to help reduce period cramps, but haven't yet looked to verify if cramp reduction is one of its known abilities, or if it's maybe just a me thing. However, it would make sense of something that relates to sex and pregnancy, to also relate to menstruation.
Element: Earth & Fire
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a stone of encouragement, it brings about a clarity of communication, and cleanses negativity. It brings a sense of calmness and stability. Blue Lace Agate is connected to your Throat Chakra and can also be used on your Third Eye to soothe an overactive mind. Overall, Blue Lace Agate aids in clearly articulating your thoughts and emotions. By allowing you to communicate your true thoughts, this stone promotes self-acceptance.
Blue Lace Agate is primarily a baby blue color with streaks of white and darker blue running through it. Its coloration reflects the serene nature of the stone. Blue Lace Agate is a caregiver, it nurtures the mind so that you're able to remain level-headed through high-intensity situations.
As winter gives way to spring, and new life is ready to burst forth, blue marks the beginning of life and emotion.
Element: Air & Water
Ruling Planet: Neptune