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A Crystal Guide: How They Work, Properties & History (Raise Your Frequency)

 

“So I keep good weed, good vibes, good crystals
Lavender eucalyptus, mixing it with the incense, just to relieve my tension”
– Big Sean

Despite the recent crystal trend that is predicted to grow, crystals have been utilized for thousands of years all over the world. Yet still many are unaware of what they are, how they work, and what they are used for. Crystals are made of unique compounds of the earth, forming in the crevasses of the earth’s crust over millions of years and are pushed to the surface. Crystals contain thousands of different elements, making each one unique in its composition and purpose. Each crystal carries its own frequency based on their properties and have different purposes. Some of the purposes are listed below:

  • Healing the body and the mind
  • Meditation
  • Chakra alignment
  • Promotion of health
  • Combat Anxiety
  • Ward off negative energy
  • Increase sex drive

Each crystal has different healing properties based on its vibrational frequency. The same way people’s vibrations effect each other, crystals alter and enhance our body’s frequency with their own. This knowledge about crystals has existed for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used crystals for protection during battle, enhancing their sexuality, and guiding the dead into the afterlife. Egyptian royals also wore crystals for enlightenment, awareness, and aligning the mind with the body.

The knowledge and information about crystals is growing and people are becoming more aware of their special properties. As I have done my own research reading books, blogs, and academic journals, I have not seen many guides explaining each crystal’s properties, purpose, history, and chakra association. Due to this, I have created a simple Crystal Guide on 11 crystals with their properties, purpose, history, and the chakra they are aligned with. As you read through this guide, pay attention to which crystals catch your attention. As cosmic beings with unique frequencies, we are attracted to frequencies we need or are in harmony with.

  

 

Amazonite (Feldspar)

Properties:

  • Self-determination
  • Emotional balance
  • Intellect and intuition
  • Communication

Purposes:

  • Bodily healing

  • Regulates liver
  • Harmonizes the brain
  • Promotes a healthy childbirth

History: Used by the Egyptians as a holy stone

Chakra: Throat (Vishuddha)

 

 

Amethyst

Properties:

  • Reconciliation
  • Peace
  • Kindness
  • Clarifying
  • Spirituality
  • Inner peace

Purposes:

  • Commonly used during meditation
  • Increase understanding
  • Alleviates anxiety
  • Cleanses body fluids 
  • Improved concentration

History: Is sacred to Buddha in Tibetan culture and was utilized by the ancient greeks to prevent intoxication.


Chakra: Crown

 


Green Aventurine
 
Orange Aventurine

Aventurine Quartz

Properties:

  • Easygoingness
  • Joy
  • Leadership
  • Positivity
  • Cheerfulness

Purposes:

  • Protects against heart attack
  • Alleviates rashes
  • Sunburns
  • Sunstroke
  • Alleviates headaches and migraines
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces fever

History:

  • Derives from Italian “a ventura” meaning by chance
  • Tibetans said aventurine reduced nearsightedness and increases the wearer’s creativity
Chakra:
  • Base (orange aventurine)
  • Heart (green Aventurine)

 

 

Carnelian

Properties:

  • Motivation
  • Passion
  • Desire
  • Courageous
  • Creativity

Purposes:

  • Increases flow of vitamins
  • Improves blood viscosity
  • Reduces menstrual cramps

History: Ancient Egyptians used carnelian for protecting the dead in the afterlife by placing it in the tombs.

Chakra: Sacral

 

 

Citrine

Properties:

  • Joie de vivre (joy of life)
  • Clarity
  • Mind opening
  • Confidence

Purposes:

  • Increases psychic abilities
  • Relieves depression
  • Stimulates self expression
  • Increases self-esteem

History:

  • Ancient Chinese culture labelled Citrine as “The Stone of Success” and given to generous people
  • Citrine became very popular during the Romantic Period

Chakra: Solar plexus

 

 

Clear Quartz

Properties:

  • Unification
  • Strength
  • Clarity
  • Energizing
  • Calming
  • Aligning
  • Reflection
  • Purity
  • Neutral
  • Spiritual.

Purposes:

  • Improves metal clarity
  • Facilitates self examination
  • Increases communication skills
  • Clears out negative energy
  • Enhances energy flow
  • Detoxifies the body and mind
  • Boosts immune system

History:

  • Clear quartz has been dated all the way back to Atlantis.
  • Various cultures such as the Native Americans,  Egyptians, Africans, and the Romans used clear quartz for meditation purposes and tools for spiritual guidance.

Chakra: All chakras 

 

 

Lapis lazuli

Properties:

  • Truth
  • Honesty
  • Dignity
  • Friendship
  • Social
  • Peace
  • Dreamy
  • Empathetic
  • Intelligence.

Purposes:

  • Promotes awareness
  • Assists in accepting the truth
  • Improves social skills
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves vocal cords
  • Slows down the menstrual cycle

History:

  • Lapis lazuli was used by Egyptian royals, such as Cleopatra for jewelry and makeup
  • Sumerians made their dishes out of lapis lazuli during 3,000 B.C.

Chakra: Third eye

 

 

Moonstone

Properties:

  • Intuitive
  • Healing
  • Divination
  • Happiness
  • Meditative
  • Receptive
  • Inspirational.

Purposes:

  • Eases menstrual cycle
  • Promotes happiness in life
  • Helps decrease sleepwalking
  • Assists in post childbirth
  • Eases menopause
  • Balances the mind and body
  • Helps guide meditation
  • Brings good fortune

History:

  • The moonstone crystal is sacred in Indian culture
  • Praised by the Romans, Ancient Rome believed moonstone contained moonlight and changed the cycles of the moon

Chakra: Sacral

 

 

Opal

Properties:

  • Harmonious
  • Purifying
  • Sensual
  • Erotic
  • Powerful
  • Creative
  • Healing

Purposes:

  • Boosts sensuality and sexuality
  • Reduces sickness
  • Cleanses respiratory tract
  • Awakens imagination and creativity
  • Restores harmony within one’s self
  • Supports all healing processes.

History:

  • The Arabs believed opal was from the heavens
  • The romans viewed opal as the symbol for hope and purification
  • The word opal derives from the Sanskrit word upala, meaning “precious stone” and the Greek word Opallios, meaning “to see a color change”

Chakra: Sacral and throat 

 

 

Rose Quartz

Properties:

  • Sensitivity
  • Empathetic
  • Sexual
  • Romanticism
  • Love
  • Self-love
  • Compassion.

Purposes:

  • Increases sex drive
  • Increases fertility
  • Attracts love
  • Improves circulation
  • Promotes self-love
  • Harmonizes heartbeat
  • Heals the heart
  • Strengthens sexual organs

History:

  • Rose Quartz was used by Egyptians for maintaining youth and clear skin. Rose quartz was found in Egyptian tombs, placed on the faces of dead
  • Rose Quartz has symbolized love since 600 B.C.

Chakra: Heart

 

   

Smokey quartz

Properties:

  • Relaxation
  • Pragmatic
  • Rationale
  • Realistic
  • Willpower
  • Fearless.

Purposes:

  • Opens the mind
  • Enhances logical thought processes
  • Eases headaches and bodily tension
  • Relieves pain
  • Helps cope with stress
  • Dissipates fear of failure
  • Removes toxins

History:

  • Smokey quartz has been widely used due to its physical malleability
  • China used smokey quartz to form bottles and the ancient Sumerians used smokey quartz as a seal for their jewelry

Chakra: Base

 

Crystal shops:


Chakra Zulu
Healing Crystals
The Roaring Siren

Images: (Rob Lavinsky, Gatica, Jentsch, Inna Gem)

Sources

  • A Writers Guide to Amazonite 
  • Healing Crystals by Michael Gienger
  • Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore by Bruce G. Knuth
  • The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall

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