What are chakras? They are wheels of energy within your subtle body. It is said that if they are blocked in any way it can trigger physical, mental and emotional imbalances that can manifest into symptoms of illness and disease. If your looking for crystals to align and clear your chakras there are many to choose from. In jewelry you will see that they are presented with a variety of different stones creating a rainbow of colors.
Root/Base (Security, Trust) – Garnet, Ruby, Red Jasper, Jet, Obsidian and Hematite, Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Aragonite, Smoky Quartz
Sacral (Creativity, Sexual Energy) – Tiger’s Eye, Carnelian, Yellow Jasper, Citrine, Orange Calcite, Moonstone, Coral, Sunstone
Solar Plexus (Self-Image) – Citrine, Turquoise, Agate, Amber, Desert Rose, Yellow Calcite, Yellow Topaz, Rutilated Quartz
Heart (Compassion) – Jade, Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Watermelon or Green, Unakite, Tourmaline, Moss Agate, Green Calcite, Chrysoprase, Amazonite, Emerald, Kunzite
Throat (Communication, Expression) – Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Apatite, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Chrysocolla
Third Eye/Brow (Intuition, Imagination) – Sodalite, Azurite, Lapis Lazuli, Iolite, Charoite, Dumortierite
Crown (Wisdom, Spirituality) – Amethyst, Fluorite, Kunzite, Sugilite, Labradorite, Quartz, Zircon, Diamond, Celenite, Herkimer Diamond, Clear Calcite
These are just a handful of minerals to help get your chakra wheels moving correctly. This isn’t a hard and fast list, for example if you find a mineral that wants to work for your heart chakra yet isn’t listed as one of the recommended stones, then by all means listen to the crystal and use it for that purpose.
Chakra stones can be worn as a piece of jewelry, carried in your pocket or placed on the corresponding parts of your body. To get started on healing your chakras there are quite a few books available with detailed information and of course the world wide web is a seemingly endless resource. My preferred method of clearing my chakras is meditating, visualizing and wearing chakra related jewelry. What is your preferred method to use? Do you have a favorite chakra healing book? Whatever crystals you choose or that choose you, I hope you find the healing technique that works and feels best for you.
About the Author:
Shiron (Shi) Eddy hails from the Pacific Northwest and shares a home with her husband, a Great Dane and a cat. Her love for crystals and minerals came from her dad who was an avid rock hound in his younger years. Shi happily shares her knowledge of crystals with anyone who is drawn to them, but especially loves to help people connect with minerals that involves their metaphysical properties. When she’s not networking with other crystal and mineral lovers, Shi can be found making jewelry, painting, crocheting Goddess dolls, selling her wares at shows or spending time with family and friends. You can find her jewelry in her shop ShiJewels or follow her on Instagram.