Curious about all things gemstones and crystals? Of quartz you are!
Every self-respecting Soul Sister or Soul Searcher will own at least one crystal in some shape of form. A ring, a mala, that weird stone you found but always kept… they all have a meaning, an energy, a healing property, or frequency. So what crystals can you use for what symptoms, and where do you start? I hear ya. When I started exploring crystals, the science behind which one I brought was simple… ‘Shiny!’
For those of you keen to explore crystals with a video guide, check out my MindBodyGreen Crystals 101 Course, where you can learn online, and on demand. Otherwise read on and get introduced to how crystals can become your new comrade in the wellbeing and holistic therapy department.
Throughout time crystals and stones have been used as a symbol of power by kings and queens, worn as jewellery, shown off in home ornamentation, praised in sacred ceremonies, held in prayer and meditation, and used for their healing properties in Reiki (a Japanese stress-reduction, healing, and relaxation practice), massage, and cleansing. Today it’s become more common than ever to see boho fashion accessories of crystals and gemstones styled on rings and long chained necklaces. Come on, who doesn’t love sparkles? Or things that are just straight up pretty!
Often the first thing about a crystal or gemstone a Soul Sister is drawn to is the colour. If you looked in your wardrobe right now, what colour would you see most of? What colour do you always gravitate toward? Can you see certain styles and colours you wore more when you were going through hard or happy times? I’m not judging your goth faze, or your everything-is-awesome fluro faze by the way. If I could send you a snap chat of my wardrobe to make you feel better about yours I would! Put it this way, you can see my spiritual evolution as my style shifted from brown cold corporate, to hipster, to full noise colour my life hippy.
Think about what your favourite colour as a child? When we are children, we tend to be more in-tune with, connected to, and undistracted from our higher selves. Even that one colour of crayon we constantly picked out (and maybe drew all over the walls with) would reflect who we were as a person and point signs to what our purpose in this lifetime was.
Try This: think of a colour you are drawn to—visualize it in your head, imagine yourself wearing it, even imagine holding it as a glowing ball of coloured light in your hands. How do you feel? Let’s see what that colour represents, and why your subconscious mind directed your brain to plant that colour in your thoughts.
|Purple||Magic, mystery, royalty, spirituality|
|Red||Action, vitality, confidence, drive|
|Pink||Nurturing, love, self care|
|Yellow||Creativity, joy, happiness, healing|
|Orange||Enthusiasm, endurance, thoughtful|
|Green||Fertility, nature, well being|
|Blue||Inspiration, youth, spirituality, truth|
|Gold||Wealth, success, prosperity|
|Brown||Grounded, stable, wholesome|
|Indigo||Clarity, intuition, understanding|
|Grey||Security, conservative, independence|
|Black||Protection, self control, resilience|
|White||Purity, kindness, wholeness|
Crystals and gemstones can illuminate your thoughts, wishes, emotions, and dreams—they’re basically Mother Earth’s spiritual magnifying glass. Below are some crystals and gemstones to help with some common challenges and desires that I know I’ve encountered during my soul search, and that many others no doubt run up against in life from day to day.
|Rose Quartz||Need a love injection in your life? Love, romance, broken hearts (Rose quarts is the business when it comes to the heart A1:B14 Think of it as a crystal counsellor, consoling your soul as you wear or hold it. FYI, rose quartz is cheaper than therapy, so worth a try!|
|Amethyst||Personally what I consider the big cheese of the crystal realm. The queen B of everything dream/sleep, healing, and focus.|
|Jade||Those of you brave enough to Google jade egg don’t get too excited! Your hiding spot for your jade won’t become your money maker! But it is considered to bring luck – so you may get lucky! Jade supports money, wealth, and decision making.|
|Tigers Eye||The crystal of insight, luck, protection (Especially appropriate, let’s say, if you meet an actual tiger. Personally in my case I would opt for using it as a missile and gapping quick smart.|
|Clear Quartz||The ultimate crystal for dealing with negative peeps because it helps clear and cleanse energy. Like your own personal bad vibes vacuum!|
|Angelite||This stone is all about angelic communication, unblocking spiritual connections (Angel-ite. Get it? Got it? Good.)|
|Howlite||What I like to call the karmic stone. Past life connection, connects to your karmic lessons and absorbs anger. A powerful stone to keep around in times of conflict or challenges.|
|Moonstone||The stone for fortune telling, connecting to your intuition (gaaaaze into the crystal oorrrbbbb…)|
|Aquamarine||This stone always reminds me of the Atlantis era. Think meditation, spiritual connection and discovery. Like discovering new spiritual shores!|
|Jasper||Feeling like you are about to loose it? We’ve all been there. This stone is all about stability, aiding in eliminating emotional stress.|
|Citrine||Had your confidence knocked? Citrine will help with self esteem, and protects against negativity. To super charge it, use it in conjunction with positive affirmations.|
|Fluorite||Absorbs and neutralizes negativity (and cavities! No, wait…that’s fluoride.) Just like bad breath needs neutralizing, Fluorite will help bring your vibe back into balance.|
|Ruby||Think about the royal-awesomeness that you are. Ruby is totes your crystal! Vitality, strength, passion (rawrrr…)|
The simple presence of crystals can bring calm and serenity. We wear crystal jewellery, hold crystals in our hands, keep them in our pockets, bras, socks—wherever we can stuff ‘em (No, not there. Well, you can put crystals there, actually. Still curious? Have a glass of organic wine and Google “jade eggs.”) We display them in our homes, hang them in our cars or place them by our computers or under our pillows. After a while, crystals can become as natural and comforting a presence in your life as that pair of old beat-up sneakers you just can’t give up or your favourite morning coffee mug.
For more exploration about all things crystals check our Emma Mildon’s book The Soul Searcher’s Handbook
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Emma Mildon, also known as the Spiritual Personal Assistant, is an International Columnist, #1 Best Selling Author, and spiritual philanthropist. As a world traveler, she has sought out medicine men, healers, physicists, authors, and artists to explore spirituality, channeling, and healing, and has also practiced meditation, yoga, and life coaching. Through it all, Emma has connected with like-minded soul searchers across the globe and aims to provide fun spiritual wisdom to her generation. Emma writes for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust, Yoganonymous and is the author of the Best Selling book, The Soul Searchers Handbook. She is called the Spiritual Personal Assistant because her work helps people organise their new age life, think of her as a PA for your soul.