Popular Crystals For Healing Your Body, Heart & Mind

Believe in the power of vibration? These are some of the most popular crystals for healing your body, heart and mind

By Chere Di Boscio

Healing stones, crystals and semi-precious gemstones all come from one core source – the Earth. Created from the magma from the Earth’s inner core, these  stones have  been heated, cooled, and are often amongst the most ancient objects on the planet.

Perhaps because of their age or primal roots, crystals, gems and other stones are often believed to contain a strong energy field. Each stone is made up of tiny crystals which are in constant motion, so they do indeed emit an energy signature or frequency–add to that the theory that colour influences our state of mind, then it makes sense that many people are firm on the point that a gemstone can contain a kind of healing energy.  

Going back in human history, there’s no doubt that there’s long been a magical connection between people and gems–in fact, evidence of gemstones used for healing has been found as far back as 4BC. Ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks, Romans, or more modern Shamans and Medicine Men have used gemstones for healing in multiple ways – they’ve ground them into powders or elixirs, worn, carried or placed them on the body and in ceremonies or rituals.  

Modern Uses For Crystals

Such rituals and beliefs have trickled down into modern society. Today, we can see the anti-inflammatory properties of quartz being used in high-end cosmetics, for example, or jade bracelets commonly worn by the Chinese for good health.

It’s said that rough gemstones, broken or mined from a rock, are most powerful. Some healing therapists believe that these can be placed gently on the body to transmit and focus healing energies. However, it’s important to note that modern scientists have rubbished claims that stones can heal, and state that any positive effects that people may experience come only from the power of suggestion; a placebo effect. Which may be strong enough!

Whether or not you believe in the mystic qualities of crystals and gems, they certainly do evoke emotional reactions, look pretty, and can make a lovely gift with a symbolic message.

Here’s a quick guide to 10 popular crystals for healing, and a guide to what they mean.

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10 Popular Crystals for Healing

Popular Crystals For Healing

1. For All-Round Goodness: Turquoise


Protection, wisdom, positive thoughts, balance, courage, friendship, healing, luck, love

The perfect gift for:

Anyone giving a public talk, or with relationship issues

Turquoise is one of the most popular crystals for healing. It can be a very powerful stone for protection. It increases inner calmness and eases depression, fears, exhaustion and anxiety. It’s a stone that represents friendship and love, and has calming effects when speaking in public. It helps us to express ourselves and aids in creative problem solving. This powerful stone also stimulates our intuition and helps in meditation.

In terms of physical health, apparently turquoise helps to absorb nutrients and strengthen the immune system. It has purifying properties and anti-inflammatory powers, too. If placed on the throat, it’s meant to be wonderful for the thyroid and the voice.

Turquoise strengthens feminine energies and is helpful in female disorders as well as in soothing headaches. Turquoise is well known for its healing powers and its abilities to draw disease out of the body when pressed against problematic areas of the body.

It absorbs disease and negative energy to the extent that it sometimes breaks when exhausted. The stone then needs to be buried and given back to the earth. This stone needs to be cleansed and re-charged regularly.

Popular Crystals for Healing

2. For Stress Reduction & Clarity: Amethyst


Clarity of thought, relief from grief, protection, wisdom

The perfect gift for:

A friend who is in mourning, menopausal, going through a life change, insomniacs

Amethyst is another of the most popular crystals for healing. It’s known to calm and bring clarity to the mind, to relieve stress, sooth sadness, anger and anxiety and balance mood swings. It helps us to focus, and stimulates motivation, concentration and memory. Amethyst activates our intuitive and psychic abilities, aids in meditation and is said to attract justice.

Amethyst balances the hormones, strengthens the immune system and has a stimulating effect on the metabolism. It also has sobering powers, and its name actually comes from the Greek word meaning ‘without drunkenness’. Amethyst eases stress and insomnia, promoting peaceful sleep. Rubbed against the forehead, it eases headaches and releases tension. It encourages humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst is a healing stone for blood related problems and diseases of the lung.

Popular Crystals for Healing

3. For Those Who Need Some Luck: Blue Topaz


Good fortune, communication, wisdom, truth, abundance, honesty, relaxation, forgiveness

The perfect gift for:

This is one of the most popular healing crystals for writers, artists, or saying ‘I’m sorry.’

It balances the 5th chakra. That means better communication skills, truth, wisdom and forgiveness. It also helps you to stay true to yourself. Blue topaz promotes joy, abundance and good fortune. It also encourages honesty, aids in expressing ideas and artistic inspirations and increases intelligence and creativity. This stone also facilitates thinking through and expressing complex concepts and ideas.

Blue topaz is a strong crystal for healing health problems. It aids digestion, fortifies the nerves, balances emotions and stimulates the metabolism. This relaxing, healing stone is even known to combat eating disorders. It also increases the general health around the neck and throat area.


4. For the Vulnerable: Crystal Quartz


Protection, healing, harmony, energy, clarity, calmness

The perfect gift for:

Those who are at a computer all day, friends who need to relax or who are feeling confused

Crystal quartz is one of the most accessible, popular crystals for healing. It’s harmonising and balancing, purifying the spirit, mind and body. It can be used to bring light and energy into your spiritual body. It enhances mental abilities and can be ‘programmed’ and imprinted with any desired energy or information. Crystal quartz is powerful for protection, and amplifies positive energy and thoughts.

Due to its power to open up all chakras, this a great stone for relaxation. It can be combined with other stones, as it amplifies their powers. Crystal quartz enhances psychic abilities, and promotes overall harmony and balance. It brings clarity to thoughts as well as actions, allowing us to see things more clearly.

In terms of health, clear crystal protects from negative energies, and neutralises radiation. It stimulates the immune system and overall balance. Placed near the computer screen, crystal quartz helps to dispel electromagnetic radiation.

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5. For Instability: Moonstone


Love, abundance, good luck, happiness, psychic abilities, feminine energies

The perfect gift for:

Moms to be or new moms

Moonstone aids in inner growth, strengthens intuition and stabilises emotions. It’s a stone for new beginnings, success in love and business. It promotes inspiration and protects us, especially those of us who are very sensitive. Moonstone is a great aid for meditation, helping us to better understand ourselves.

Moonstone also soothes stress and anxiety. This beautiful stone is particularly beneficial for women, also young women, helping us to connect with our feminine side. It is said to have the power of making wishes come true.

If you’re very sensitive, you should avoid this crystal when the moon is full, as the stone can open you up to psychic worlds in an overwhelming way.

Physically, moonstone balances the digestive system, helps to absorb nutrients and to eliminate toxins. It is known to stimulate the proper functioning of the pineal gland and to balance hormones. It is a great helper for conception, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

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moonstone ring

6. To Conquer Fear: Onyx


Support, strength, stamina, protection

The perfect gift for:

This is one of the most popular healing crystals for those in a transition period.

Onyx is an excellent stone for stressful or challenging situations as it gives us strength and support. Its soothing qualities alleviate fear and worries and encourage wise decision-making. Onyx increases happiness, intuition and good fortune. It helps us change bad habits and keeps emotions under control. Onyx also helps us to focus and stay grounded.

Onyx is known to help with skin ailments, infections and inflammation. This stone needs to be cleansed and re-charged regularly. Wash it in salt water or pass it through incense smoke. Also make sure it’s ethically sourced, to ensure more positive vibes!

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Popular Crystals For Healing

7. To Find Love: Rose Quartz


Romantic love, self love, platonic love, unconditional love, compassion, happiness, forgiveness, friendship

The perfect gift for:

The heartbroken, the lonely, pregnant women

Widely known as the “love” or “heart” stone, rose quartz encourages unconditional love. It opens its wearer to all forms of love. Self love, romantic love, family love, platonic love. You name it!

Its heart opening qualities act soothing on the nervous system, decreasing stress levels and increasing happiness, trust and harmony.

Rose quartz stimulates peace, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, inner peace and tolerance. It increases one’s ability to love oneself as well as others. It also helps heal emotional wounds and increases its wearer’s sense of self-worth.

In terms of health, this quartz heals and strengthens the heart and stimulates the circulatory system. It increases fertility and protects against radiation. As a nice bonus, rose quartz is said to reduce wrinkles, which is why you’ll find it in many beauty products. It is also known to be a protective stone during pregnancy, protecting from miscarriage

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rose quartz ring

8. The Money Stone: Citrine


Prosperity, courage, Confidence, strength, warmth, happiness, creativity, joy of life, protection, self-esteem, opens the mind to new thoughts, optimism

The perfect gift for:

Entrepreneurs, students

Citrine is an absolute power stone, energizing its wearer on all levels. It attracts prosperity and success. Citrine increases self-confidence and stimulates creativity, enthusiasm, and joy. As it helps you get centered and rest in your power, citrine is also great to help in making important decisions. It balances emotions and gives relief from depression, stress and anxiety. It brings joy, optimism and love to its owner. This beautiful yellow-gold crystal is unique in its power to dissolve negative energy.

Citrine is known as the ‘stone of the mind’. It stimulates the brain, increasing concentration, strengthening the intellect and increasing psychic powers. It’s one of the most popular crystals for healing the subconscious, as it promotes clarity of thought, opens the mind to new thoughts, and brings relief to nightmares.

Citrine invites wealth and prosperity into your life. Due to its abundance qualities, this has been called the ‘Lucky Merchant Stone.’ Some business owners place it in their cash drawer to increase sales.

In terms of health, citrine is beneficial for the endocrine and digestive system, cleansing and purifying.


Popular Crystals For Healing

9. The Artist’s Stone: Amazonite


Truth, self-love, communication, trust, clarity, patience, tolerance

The perfect gift for:

Someone about to give a big presentation or speech, artists

Amazonite has extremely soothing quality and acts calming on the brain and the nervous system. It brings balance into your life, and gives relief to blockages due to trauma or fear. It stimulates integrity, truth and honour. It’s also great for balancing male and female energies.

Amazonite increases confidence and strengthens communication skills, helping us to express ourselves. It is a particularly good stone for writers and artists, increasing creativity and self-expression. It’s one of the most popular healing crystals to open our minds. It can help us see both sides of a problem, and so is a great helper in leadership.

Amazonite helps us let go of any greed or selfishness, encouraging patience, compassion and tolerance. It’s a great stone to stimulate communication in matters of love.

In terms of physical benefits, Amazonite is known to help the body absorb calcium. It therefore aids in cases of calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, tooth decay, muscle spasms and menstrual cramps.

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10. For More Lust For Life: Ruby


Vitality, energy, zest of life, passion, courage, love, healing

The perfect gift for:

The insecure, the depressed

The ruby is a symbol of vitality, contentment, energy and zest for life. It encourages passion and self-love. By releasing destructive emotional patterns, it helps us to develop more love for ourselves. Through activating passion and life-force, this gorgeous stone helps us to improve motivation and set goals.

Physically, the ruby is know to restore energy and to aid in cleansing and detoxifying the body, blood and lymph system. It also stimulates the heart and reproductive organs.

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3 thoughts on “Popular Crystals For Healing Your Body, Heart & Mind”

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful article on popular crystals for healing purpose. This post is having lots of beneficial information related to natural healing crystals and gemstones. Yes, crystals like amethyst, citrine, malachite etc. are considered as powerful crystals for healing purpose as they also bring calm and clarity to the mind.

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