The Top 10 Healing Stones, and How to Use Them

For thousands of years, healing crystals have been prized by nearly every culture in the world.

For a long time, it was only the royalty that was allowed to partake in their benefits; but with the advent of technology in the modern age, just about anyone can have these powerful gemstones in their life. Ancient cultures always believed each stone holds unique mineral formations, and as a result, unique powers. Some crystals are great for purifying the air. Others are ideal for keeping a grounded, loving home. Still, others help to clear the mind, and so on.

So which one is right for you? Everything depends on what your needs are.

1) Amethyst

Amethyst might just be the most well-rounded healing crystal, and one of the most necessary on this list. Can get rid of headaches, general fatigue, promote good skin, stong joints, and has been used for thousands of years for pleasant dreams.

2) Quartz

Quartz is probably the most versatile healing stone among all crystals, and in some ways, the most powerful due to its versatility. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. It protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. Clear Quartz has also been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura.

3) Lapis Lazuli

Made from a combination of minerals, including Lazurite, Calcite, and Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli is said to have been in existence since the birth of time, and was used by ancient Hebrews on ceremonial robes. Physically, Lapis Lazuli helps with the immune system, thyroid, and nervous system. It can alleviate headaches, migraines, fevers, and pain. Spiritually, Lapis provides wisdom into mystical realms and connection with spiritual guardians.

4) Citrine

Citrine is used to increase concentration, boost memory, and breathe life into creativity in any endeavor. It’s a great stone to keep in the office!

5) Onyx

This is a powerful protection stone. Onyx actually absorbs and transforms negative energy, and prevents the drain of personal energy. In times of stress, confusion, or grief, it aids in the development of physical strength and stamina.

6) Garnet

Garnet is all about fire! It emphasizes the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to any situation. Garnet will quickly bring those internalized ideas and feelings you have to the surface to be acted upon and carried out. Garnet can also cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them.

7) Topaz

Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health. Topaz soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges and aligns the meridians of the body – directing energy to where it is needed most. It promotes truth and forgiveness. This stone is thought of as the ‘youthful’ stone. It encourages a younger mentality, youthful appearance, and glow! Even if you are young, this stone is an empowerment stone. It provides strength and a sense of being grounded.

8) Agate

Empowering your acute decision-making skills, this stone serves business people and anyone undertaking big projects. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Leave this stone in your office or place of business for maximum effect!

9) Jade

Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. This crystal makes it easier to build or balance different energies within yourself and others by soothing the mind. It’s also great for treating kidney problems and adrenal glands.

10) Bloodstone

Bloodstone is a powerful healing stone used for thousands of years for its healing properties. It is often used to purify and detoxify the body. This stone is also said to regulate circulatory movement and pressure. Great for colds and general feelings of ‘not feeling so great’.

How to Use Healing Crystals

There are only a couple ways to really use healing crystals: In a room or in contact with the skin. But for direct healing, it’s always best to have them as close as possible to you. That’s why, for many people, jewelry is preferable.

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