Crystal Healing Discovery Guide

You may be aware that crystals have some sort of healing power... but how? Do you wear them? Meditate with them? Look at them? It is a topic that may be confusing to many, so we dove in to crystal healing headfirst in order to bring you the most relevant information about this amazing method!

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Crystal healing is an ancient practice thought to promote healing through placement of specific crystals on or around the body. Crystals possess different powers based on color, shape, and atomic structure. In addition to being used for healing, they can exert influence on your life through decoration of the home, being worn as jewelry (stylish!), or carried in a pouch.

Various cultures in history are documented to have utilized crystal healing. Egyptians placed crystals at the top of their pyramids to attract power associated with light captured by crystals. American Indians also revered crystals as important symbols of light. The Chinese put faith specifically in microcrystalline jade to provide a wide range of healing powers.

Which crystal you are drawn to can be highly indicative of which Chakra is out of balance (there is a corresponding question on our quiz!). To help balance the Chakras, a related stone is placed on the part of the body where that Chakra is located. For further assistance in balancing the Chakras with crystals, check out our Mindful Health Chakra Essential Oil Blends... each is energized with a corresponding crystal! The following crystals are associated with the 7 Chakras:

Root - ruby, bloodstone, hematite

Sacral - carnelian, tiger’s eye, onyx7

Solar Plexus - topaz, citrine, amber

Heart - rose quartz, diamond, peridot

Throat - turquoise, blue agate, aquamarine

Third Eye - lapis lazuli, tanzanite, sapphire

Crown - amethyst, alexandrite

(check out our Spinning Wheels of Light guide for more)


This list of crystals is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to crystal healing. Crystals and their various forms have an overwhelming variety of uses. In honor of Valentine’s day, we have selected a few with interesting uses related to love, lust, passion, and more!

Chrysocolla is a very diverse stone that interacts with multiple chakras. When used to strengthen the heart chakra, chrysocolla widens the capacity to love and mends heartache.

Chrysocolla is a very diverse stone that interacts with multiple chakras. When used to strengthen the heart chakra, chrysocolla widens the capacity to love and mends heartache.

Agate promotes self-love and self-acceptance. Placed over the heart, it can be used to overcome any bitterness and negativity that prevents emotional healing and acceptance of love.

Agate promotes self-love and self-acceptance. Placed over the heart, it can be used to overcome any bitterness and negativity that prevents emotional healing and acceptance of love.

Sunstone promotes independence and is useful for “cutting ties” in unhealthy relationships. If a possessive partner is draining one’s energy, sunstone can provide the strength to break free.

Sunstone promotes independence and is useful for “cutting ties” in unhealthy relationships. If a possessive partner is draining one’s energy, sunstone can provide the strength to break free.

Opal is associated with intense eroticism and passion. It’s ability to clarify the user or wearer’s feelings often leads to releasing inhibitions and expression of one’s true desire. 

Opal is associated with intense eroticism and passion. It’s ability to clarify the user or wearer’s feelings often leads to releasing inhibitions and expression of one’s true desire. 

Sardonyx brings friends and good fortune into one’s life. It also strengthens existing relationships, and is known to bring happiness and stability to marriages.

Sardonyx brings friends and good fortune into one’s life. It also strengthens existing relationships, and is known to bring happiness and stability to marriages.