Thursday, February 28, 2013

Healing Crystals for Your Chakras: Root Chakra

Located at the base of the spine and groin area, this is the animal or base nature. It is also taste and smell. The Root Chakra is associated with adrenals, kidneys, muscles and arterial blood.

The Root Chakra links us to the physical world, especially to the physical body. It is the foundation of our energy.

Red Jasper Flower Necklace
The Base or Root Chakra manifests strongly in the motivation to ensure personal survival by way of food, rest, and sexual expression. Spiritually, the Root Chakra has to do with protection of individual integrity. It is an energy center that provides a solid ground from which to establish our equilibrium in order to ascend to higher awareness.

Root Chakra Color

The color associated with the Root Chakra is Red. The color red symbolizes life, vitality, strength and the physical nature of man. In nature, red represents heat, fire and anger. Rose red is the color of universal harmony. All of the red stones - ruby, garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, rose quartz, coral - are used to help heal and open the Root Chakra.

Healing and the Root Chakra

For healing, these stones are said to be excellent for anemia and other blood deficiencies. Red also offers a healing vibration for malnourishment, depression or lethargy.  Shop for healing crystals to help you open and balance your Root Chakra.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Soothing Healing Crystals Help Reduce Stress

We can all attest to the fact that stress is unavoidable.

Healing crystals are particularly good at helping us adapt to changes in the energy frequencies generated by stressful situations. There seems to be a crystal for every form of stress including financial (Citrine), relationships (Rose Quartz) and burnout (Smokey Quartz). Having a large crystal in a room can also help reduce stress, by reducing negative energies and harmonizing imbalanced energy patterns.

By wearing healing crystals through out the day, perhaps as a necklace, pendant, or even in a small pouch at the Heart Chakra the vibrations of the crystals will continue to affect areas of the imbalance, restoring a positive state to where the imbalance has occurred. The effects of crystal healing at the emotional and psychological levels are subtle, yet are often noticed more by others than by you! Here is a list of ten crystals and gemstones that are useful in healing stress.

Citrine Healing Crystal Bracelet
Amethyst - Keep an Amethyst cluster at your desk or in your therapy room to transmute negative energy. Amethyst helps you think and act at your highest level. It's good for promotions (spiritual), and reduces tension headaches. Wear an Amethyst pendant continuously for migraine prevention and for alleviating pain.

Citrine - Encourages a bright outlook and happiness. It attracts wealth and joy. Keep a piece in your wallet to enrich your holdings. It can help stabilize emotions and soothe family problems. Citrine is also good for improving stress-related digestive problems.

Clear Quartz - Can be worn as a crystal healing pendant to deflect radiation from entering your body. Quartz is an excellent general physical fortifier and protector, and increases mental clarity. Hold a clear crystal at your Solar Plexus and breath evenly for several minutes to calm your emotions, to relax the body, to clear the mind, and to refresh your energy.  Stare into the crystal to increase creativity.

Fluorite - A stone to unblock stuck energies. For digestive systems problems use the yellow/green color combination. For pains in the skeletal and muscular system, use the blue/white color combination. For complaints about your head, use the purple/clear combination. For asthma, wear the green colored Fluorite. To help congested mental thoughts, use a purple cluster in your work area, or position a cluster at your Crown Chakra while sleeping.

Garnet - An energy revitalizer. Garnet is excellent for strengthening the Root Chakra. It promotes sexual energy (for yourself and partner). It also helps increase circulation to the legs and pelvic area. Garnet can increase sexual stimulation and fertility too!

Hematite - Reflects back negative energies to the sender (so you don't end up taking them on yourself). Hematite dissolves feelings of confrontation. Hematite helps balance the meridians.

Malachite- Excellent for Type A personalities and for those prone to heart disease and stresses to internal organs. It helps to detoxify the liver and to increase blood circulation. Malachite is excellent for breaking up old energy patterns. Use it with Rose Quartz to soften the effects of a broken heart.
Malachite Healing Crystal Pendant

Rose Quartz - Very protective and soothing for many issues. Place a large chunk of the stone at your Heart Center for 15 minutes to relax after a stressful day. Rose Quartz helps to unblock anxiety and to promote healing of private emotional issues. It allows one to become more receptive and open to challenges.

Smoky Quartz - An excellent stabilizer for mood swings. It helps ground feelings of depression, and absorbs and transmutes negativity. This stone is best worn at the Solar Plexus, the seat of the emotions. Smoky Quartz is excellent for PMS and for those imbalanced due to extreme stress and burnout. It provides a protective field for recovery.

Turquoise - An excellent toner for all systems of the body. It helps prevent organs from absorbing toxins and breaking down. Wear this stone at the throat to strengthen your will and to communicate effectively. It helps to sweeten the voice and speak your truth. Turquoise helps reduce premature aging.

Your commitment to the healing crystals you choose is an important part of the healing process. Let the crystals help do the work for you.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Healing Crystals for Spring Renewal: Lepidolite

As many know, healing crystals possess extraordinary energies. In preparation for Spring, over the next couple of weeks we will be featuring healing crystal gemstones that have unique characteristics that qualify them as healing crystals for renewal and rebirth.  Today’s post features Lepidolite healing crystals.


Lepidolite is considered by many to be a healing crystal gemstone symbolic of rebirth. Useful for transitions in life and helpful in times of stress, lepidolite helps create calm and relaxation. Lepidolite is used to help ease the transition from addiction, and eases the intensity of our emotional feelings, including mood swings, depression, manic-depression, worry, and anxiety.

Lepidolite also brings hope, relief, tenderness, a sense of self-love, patience, self-forgiveness, mental and emotional balance, and feelings of well-being. This stone is particularly good for students as it is helpful for studying, learning, manifesting, change and awareness. Lepidolite healing crystals can also help counter the spirit of  self-criticism and allows us to see the potential that lies within us. To enjoy the benefits from this gemstone, meditate with it in your hands on a daily basis. Lepidolite balances the Third Eye Chakra with new spiritual love. It can help accelerate decision-making, stimulating the intellect, and encouraging independence and free and clear thinking.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Healing Crystal for Year of the Snake: Serpentine

Looking for a creative way to celebrate the Chinese New Year and incorporate the power of healing crystals?

Serpentine Healing Crystal Bracelet
2013 is the Year of the Snake. Here’s a description of the year ahead and energies that will prevail during this Year of the Snake.  The year 2001 was the last Year of the Snake in Chinese astrology.

Year of the Snake:

The more open minded and flexible you are this year, the more success will come your way. Feeling insecure, holding on too tight to relationships, acting possessive over belongings and ideas will only delay your progress. Let go and prosper. Love is in abundance around you this year and the more you express yourself, the more you will receive. A wonderful year for starting a new fitness regime or diet and maintaining your health!

A wonderful healing crystal we’d like to suggest to help you celebrate the Year of the Snake is the Serpentine.

Serpentine Healing Crystal:

The Serpentine healing crystal helps open and balance the Heart Chakra.  If you are interested in Kundalini work or detoxifying your body, Serpentine gemstones are an excellent choice.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Power of Blue Healing Crystals

There are several ways in which crystals can be used for physical and mental healing, including balancing the chakras, or wheels of light, which act as energy conductors throughout the body. Each chakra is associated with a particular color, and blue healing crystals are associated with the fifth, or Throat, chakra. This means they are often used to deal with ailments of the mouth, teeth, jaw, nose, throat, and neck, and may help with problems in communication and self-expression.

Blue Kyanite Earrings

The two main examples of blue healing crystals are blue kyanite and aqua aura quartz. Kyanite comes in many colors, but blue is the most often used. Blue kyanite is considered to have the power to aid meditation, as it seems to relax the mind and put you into a calm and restful state. It is also thought to facilitate the balancing and aligning of all the chakras, so it is a good crystal to use at the beginning of a meditation session. As well as being associated with the fifth or throat chakra, it is also thought to work well with the sixth chakra or Third Eye, which opens up the mind to psychic powers, such as clairvoyance and intuition.

While blue kyanite is a naturally occurring stone, aqua aura quartz, another of the blue healing crystals, derives its blue color from treating clear quartz with pure gold, fusing them together using special machines. As a result, the crystal can combine the ability of quartz to harmonize the chakras with the powerful energy of gold. Once formed, the crystal not only strengthens the Throat chakra, but also can stimulate the Third Eye and also the seventh or Crown chakra, which is thought to enable enlightenment, spiritual knowledge, and power. It is therefore thought to work with the Law of Attraction to bring wealth, prosperity, and success, and ifworn as jewelry helps in reducing stress levels and bringing about feelings of inner peace.

Although each chakra is associated with a different color, blue healing crystals are seen to have exceptionally powerful properties that can work on all the chakras and on the entire body.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Guide to choosing the right healing crystals for your astrological sign

Each sign of the Zodiac not only has one or two birthstones that resonate strongly with it, but also has several other associated crystals. The explanation for this is simple—each Zodiac sign bridges two months, with each month having its own crystal affiliations.

The Zodiac is divided into four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. Each element has a different function and different characteristics. Signs that share the same element resonate together and may also share crystal characteristics.

Here is a list of each astrological sign and their corresponding healing crystals. We think you’ll be able to find a healing crystal that will meet your needs in each grouping.

Signs of the Zodiac and Corresponding Healing Crystals


Amazonite, Antimonite, Aragonite, Azurite, Clear Quartz, Coral (black), Fluorite (all colors), Garnet, Hawk's Eye, Hematite, Jet, Labradorite, Magnetite, Malachite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Opal, Pearl, Smoky Quartz, Tiger's Eye, Tourmaline (black and green).


Amazonite, Amber, Amethyst, Angelite, Apatite, Apophylite, Aquamarine, Boji Stone, Celestite (blue), Chinese Fluorite, Chrysoprase, Clear Quartz, Coral (blue), Garnet, Hawk's Eye, Hematite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Magnetite, Moonstone, Schalenblende, Tiger's Eye (blue), Tiger Iron, Topaz (blue)

Pisces: Aquamarine Healing Crystal Pendant


Amethyst, Apatite, Apophylite, Aquamarine, Aventurine (green), Beryl, Bloodstone, Blue Lace Agate, Chrysoprase, Clear Quartz, Coral (all colors), Fire Opal, Fluorite (all colors), Hematite, Kyanite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Pietersite, Schalenblende, Topaz (blue, Imperial), Turquoise

Taurus: Emerald Healing Crystal Necklace

Amethyst, Aventurine (green), Bloodstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Dolomite, Emerald, Fire Agate, Hematite, Jade, Jasper (red), Magnetite, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger Iron, Tourmaline (pink)


Azurite, Boji Stone, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Jasper (all colors), Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Morganite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Selenite, Tiger’s Eye, Tiger Iron, Topaz (Imperial), Tourmaline (all colors), Variscite


Amethyst, Apatite, Apophylite, Blue Lace Agate, Chalcedony, Chinese Fluorite, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Dendritic Agate, Emerald, Epidote, Jade, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Pearl, Ruby in Zoisite, Serpentine, Tourmaline (green), Tourmalinated Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Variscite, Zoisite


Apophylite, Aventurine (red), Beryl, Calcite, Carnelian, Chalcedony (blue, copper, dendritic, pink), Chrysoprase, Clear Quartz, Coral (pink), Emerald, Fire Opal, Jade, Jasper (green), Moonstone, Opal (general), Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Ruby in Zoisite, Sodality, Tourmaline (pink)


Amber, Boji Stone, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Danburite, Diamond, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Garnet, Golden Beryl, Jasper (all colors), Kunzite, Larimar, Muscovite, Onyx, Peridot, Petrified Wood, Pietersite, Pyrolusite, Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Tiger Iron, Topaz (Imperial), Tourmaline (green and pink), Turquoise


Ajoite, Amazonite, Amber, Amethyst, Dioptase, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Garnet, Hematite, Magnetite, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Opal, Peridot, Rutiliated Quartz, Sapphire, Sardonyx, Sodalite, Sugilite, Tiger's Eye, Tiger Iron, Topaz (blue)


Ametrine, Apophylite, Aquamarine, Aventurine (green), Bloodstone, Chalcedony (copper, pink), Chiastolite, Chrysolite, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Coral (red), Emerald, Fire Opal, Jade, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Mahogany Obsidian, Moonstone, Morganite, Nephrite, Opal, Prehnite, Rose Quartz, Rutiliated Quartz, Sapphire, Topaz (Imperial), Tourmaline (green), Unakite


Actinolite (black, green), Amethyst, Antimonite, Apache Tears, Apophylite, Aquamarine, Astrophyllite, Beryl, Boji Stone, Botswana Agate, Charoite, Clear Quartz, Coral (black), Dioptase, Epidote, Faden Quartz, Garnet, Hematite, Herkimer Diamond, Jasper (red), Kunzite, Malachite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Peridot, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Ruby in Zoisite, Sardonyx, Selenite, Tiger Iron, Topaz (all), Tourmaline (green), Turquoise, Unakite, Variscite


Amethyst, Azurite, Blue Lace Agate, Chalcedony (blue, copper, dendritic, pink), Charoite, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Coral (blue), Dioptase, Fire Opal, Garnet, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Onyx, Peridot, Pietersite, Sapphire, Smoky Quartz, Sodalite, Sunstone, Topaz (all), Tourmaline (pink), Turquoise.

Now that you have an idea of which healing crystals are most closely connected to each astrological sign, have some fun shopping for your jewelry and accessories that feature each sign's compatible gemstones and explore their individual beauty and strength.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Fresh Minerals on Wood & Moss

A new selection of rare crystal healing minerals are now available at I Dig Crystals. Some of these unique minerals come with wood slices to create a natural display in your home or space. Other minerals come from an old rock collection, arriving to you encased in a clear box embedded with fresh green moss.

Each of these minerals is one-of-kind, so if you see the ones you like, I'd recommend snatching them up now! Here are a few of the latest crystal healing minerals on wood and moss:

Dioptase on Feldspar Cluster

White Barite on Moss

Purple Fluorite & Barite on Wood Display

Red Hemimorphite on Moss

Green Malachite Cluster on Wood Slice

Okenite Cluster on Moss

Galena with Quartz & Malachite on Wood

Blue Opalite on Wood Circle

Youngite Cluster on Wood Slice Display

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

How to keep your crystals fresh and clean for optimal healing

Sometimes a stone or crystal you are strongly drawn to doesn't feel good, or a stone that felt good previously doesn't feel good any longer. The stone or crystal may need to be cleared. Clearing is necessary before using any stone for healing. The clearer the energy of a healing stone, the more powerful it is. Crystals and healing gemstones need to be cleared as soon as they are purchased as well as clearing after every healing. A cleared, ready crystal feels positive and bright, tingly and cold to the touch. A crystal that needs clearing may feel hot, heavy or drained. There are a number of ways to effectively clear crystals and gemstones.

Sea Salt

Obsidian Healing Crystal Charger
Sea salt is the most traditional purifying agent in crystal healing. It dispels any sort of disease and negativity, and is a physical and psychic disinfectant. Sea salt is highly recommended for the initial cleansing of a new healing stone and for any time a stone is overloaded with negative energy. Salt can be mixed with water or used dry. To use salt water, mix a tablespoon of sea salt in a glass or ceramic cup of cold water. Do not use plastic or metal containers. Place the stones in the solution and allow them to soak overnight. To use dry salt, place the sea salt in a glass or non-plastic container and bury the crystals with the points facing downward into the salt. Again, leave overnight. Sometimes a stone may take longer to clear, especially if it has been used in a deep, intense healing. If this is the case, leave another day or two in the sea salt. When clearing gemstone necklaces it is best to use the dry sea salt method. Be sure to use sea salt only, table salt contains aluminum and other chemicals. For those who live by the ocean, salt water can be brought from the beach in a jar, or gently wash them directly in the ocean.


Moonlight is another way of clearing your gemstones. Simply place outside from the Full to the New Moon. The amount of time used varies with the sensitivity of the healer and the amount of material from which the stone needs cleansing. Try hanging your gemstone necklaces in a tree where the moonlight can cleanse them.

Now your healing crystal gemstones are ready to heal anew!

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