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12 types of crystals and their healing properties

Healing crystals have powerful effects on your mind, body and spirit. (Rawpixel pic)

Crystals have made a comeback in recent years and many celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham swear by their healing powers.

But how exactly do these crystals work? And how do they heal us?

Just like how decluttering a room gives you a sense of relief and peace, healing crystals have the power ability to release mental, spiritual and physical blockages.

The ‘vibration’ and ‘energy’ the crystals give off can align with ours, and they will help to manifest and magnify our thoughts and intentions.

That being said, looking for the perfect healing crystal can be overwhelming – especially if you’re just starting out.

Here’s a handy guide on how to choose the right type of crystal that would suit your needs and energy.

1. Amethyst

Amethyst wards off daily stressors and soothes your mind for a healthy snooze. (Rawpixel pic)

Amethyst is the pioneer of healing crystals, known for having a calming and soothing effect. If you struggle with mood swings or anxiety, it’s great to keep a piece of Amethyst in the bedroom.

Its natural ability to neutralise negative energy makes it perfect to protect yourself from the hazards of everyday life.

2. Agate

Agate helps to realign your life and establish stability. (Pinterest pic)

If you are looking for crystals that can stimulate your analytical abilities and enhance your stability, look no further than Agate.

This beautiful multicoloured crystal brings harmony to your mind, body and soul while circulating energy flow. Keeping Agate in your home will not only realign your mind but also cleanse your throat chakra.

3. Rose Quartz

Rose quartz opens up your heart for unconditional love and compassion. (Rawpixel pic)

Are you in search of a crystal to align your heart for unconditional affection and sprinkle some happiness in all aspects of your life? A soft pink-hued rose quartz is just what you need!

Keeping this crystal close to you cultivates self-love and reactivates your love chakra. It also helps in healing your wounded heart and emotion, while opening your heart to allow new love in.

4. Tiger’s eye

An all-knowing eye crystal amplifies your self-confidence and courage to venture into new aspects of your life. (Crystal Council pic)

Tiger’s eye is known as the ‘all-knowing eye’ which attracts new opportunities by building your self-confidence. Since it’s associated with the emotional body (chakra), it suffuses us with courage, will-power and self-confidence.

Whenever you encounter risks, this crystal helps in overcoming fear and builds your inner strength to get over any obstacles you may have.

5. Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz wards off negative emotions and helps you sustain balance in life. (Etsy pic)

Smoky quartz is associated with mother earth for its ability to change negative energies to positive ones. Known as the ‘Stone of Power’, this unique-coloured crystal shields you from unwanted attachments and entities.

Apart from that, it also enhances grounding and its security effects will protect your life from negative energies and psychic attacks. Incorporating it at home helps to rejuvenate and cleanse your mind, body and spirit.

6. Moonstone

This magical stone connects you to your inner Goddess and growth and transforms your outlook on life. (Pinterest pic)

Are your energy clocks out of kilter? The enchanting Moonstone amplifies harmony and emotional stability. Filled with receptive and feminine energy, the Moonstone also magnifies your intuition, which brings new perspectives and wisdom to the table. The milky sheen crystal is known to fend off negativity and ease trauma.

7. Jade

A jade roller is often used for facial massages to stimulate circulation. (Rawpixel pic)

Jade is known as a lucky charm crystal and the ultimate symbol of prosperity and wealth. Like the Smoky quartz, Jade is also strongly associated with Mother Earth – which aligns your positive energy and fills your spirit with happiness and optimism.

Jade is an eternal crystal of youth, which is widely used in facial tools and treatments. If you have fine lines and wrinkles, smooth it out with a jade roller as it amplifies blood circulation and radiance.

8. Rhyolite

Rhyolite ensures that only positive energy gets through. (Pinterest pic)

If you’re looking at ways to jump-start your creativity, the warm and vibrant Rhyolite crystal is all your creative energy needs. While pink quartz attracts love into your life, Rhyolite is used to boost self-love and acceptance, infusing your soul with joy and hope.

Rhyolite is believed to facilitate changes in life while calmly dealing with obstacles. To get up close and personal with this crystal is to meditate. Meditating with Rhyolite takes you to your zen and cleanses your energy – healing you of emotional wounds and resentful emotions tied to events in the past.

9. Phantom Quartz

Phantom quartz facilitates the energy of growth and transformation. (Pinterest pic)

This majestic crystal, a variation of clear quartz, is a powerful aura cleanser. It creates tranquillity and sacred space at home for people who are looking for some ‘me-time’ to lift the mood.

The healing energy of the Phantom quartz slices negativity and toxic ties makes it a perfect way to transform a negative aura.

10. Obsidian

Obsidian encourages you to accept your true self. (Pinterest pic)

The dark and dreamy Obsidian crystal is known for making a grounding effect and governs a sense of security. It helps you with your self-reflection as well as helps in identifying and releasing negative aura.

As a highly powerful crystal, it gives you the courage to explore the old trauma and the fear of bitter experience.

11. Apatite

Apatite increases the ‘appetite’ for life and stirs the talent in you. (Pinterest pic)

Apatite as a healing crystal is beneficial to identify things clearly and ward off the fog in your mind. It also encourages a peaceful space and awakens your sense of clarity and strengthens intuition.

Plus, it gives you guidance on how to balance your goals and responsibilities in life. Incorporating Apatite into your space will give you the confidence to achieve your goals and knowledge to mend the path that holds you back from achieving your dreams.

12. Clear Quartz

For those looking to cleanse their psychic abilities, the clear quartz is for you. (Pinterest pic)

Known as the ‘master of healing’, the clear quartz is a gem when it comes to underpinning a vision of your life and manifesting it. It also allows you to stamp out the mind clutter and make the most of your brain’s energy. The crystal acts as a constant reminder to reevaluate your decisions and behaviour to ensure they are on par with the outcome you want to attain.

To channel the healing properties of the clear quartz, place it in your living room or your office to amplify its powerful energy, as it helps to bring clarity to the mind.

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