- Chakra stones effectively heal chakras by helping to absorb negative energies.
- Use gemstones on a particular affected chakra or you can wear them around your neck.
- It is essential to cleanse your gemstones regularly in order to discharge the negative frequencies.
- Gemstones in combination with various interventions can help balance your chakras.[/callout]
Did you know stones can help energetically with Chakra Healing?
Have you ever realized the healing properties of a gemstone? Did you know that they can help avert negative energies with chakras? Yes, you can use gemstones for chakra healing. This article will go over the different ways they can help heal energetic imbalances associated with each chakra center. Hopefully, you will learn a lot and discover the different ways you can chakra stones can meet your healing needs.
How do gemstones help to heal chakras?
Gemstones help chakras by transmitting vibrational energy to help you restore your energetic balance. According to experts, crystals act as a power hold for healing as they allow positive, fruitful energy to flow into the body and do away with the negative, toxic energy. Like other forms of alternative therapy, crystals work by channeling your energy levels, focusing on healing your body from the inside1.
Crystals have vibration and frequency
Did you realize that crystals and rocks have a particular vibration and frequency? Yes, this vibration and frequency arise from a molecular composition. From the way they move and interact, these vibrations and energies work in benefiting and uplifting our mood, mind, and health considerably, often in the way essential oils and aromatherapy work. Acting like a magnet, it can absorb the negative energies and welcome fresh vibes2.
Since the crystals come from nature, they harness the energies of the moon, sun, and oceans. In other words, they improve our natural state of being by harnessing the power from the crystals. Crystals can vibrate at the same pitch as humans and can maximize the feelings that we already have.
Wearing crystals and caring for them
Crystals can be placed on the body to energize or balance the various chakras. You can usually find them in most crystal shops, and it is essential to clean and energize them between use3. Please be aware that it may be time to clean it if a crystal is not helping you. For example, my favorite two crystals to wear are Citrine and Tiger’s Eye, and they usually work very well. However, I notice that if I go days without cleaning them, they will not work well.
Let me give you an example of this. Let’s say that I have been using my citrine crystal to help with the Solar Plexus chakra balance. Overall, I have found my citrine crystal to help with my self-esteem, self-worth, and ambition; however, if I have noticed that if I don’t take time to cleanse this crystal, then it does not work.
How do I cleanse my crystals?
Overall, it is effortless to clean your crystals. I have found that I need to clean mine at least every other day. You want to cleanse your crystals because they absorb a lot of negative energy from you. If you don’t clean them, then you will have no way to discharge the negative energy.
Here is how I like cleaning my crystals. First, I let them sit in the cold saltwater for a few hours. Afterward, I either place them in sunlight for an hour or let them set out in the moonlight overnight. Overall, I do prefer to let them sit in the moonlight overnight, so I don’t have to go without wearing them during the day. However, there are times where I forget to let them sit out in the moonlight, and I have to set them out in the sunlight.
Another exciting way to clean them(which I haven’t tried) is to put them in the freezer and let them “chill out.”
How do I place the crystals on my body?
Overall, when healing a specific chakra, it is essential to wear your crystal around your neck. Or you can place it over the body where the chakra is affected for a least a quarter of an hour each day. Whenever the healing is complete, it is crucial to remove the crystals and wash them thoroughly because of the negative discharge from that respective chakra4.
Gemstones for the seven chakras
Now, I will go through gemstones that you can use to heal for seven different chakras. In each section, I will briefly define each chakra and then go through which stones will help with healing. Overall, I think that it is helpful to have gemstones that pertain to each chakra. I have gemstones for each chakra and find that I will need a stone for the Root Chakra some days, whereas other times, I may need one for the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Root Chakra Overview
First, I will give you an overview of the Root Chakra. The location for the Root Chakra is at the base of the spine. When the Root Chakra is out of balance, there is an inability to trust nature. We may feel ungrounded, feel disconnected from mother earth, have issues around tribal beliefs or family wounds, and do not feel secure in our knowledge that our most basic needs are being met ( food, shelter, clothing, and love). We may function out of fear and not feel safe.
If you are worried about your future or what is going on in our world, you may have a Root Chakra that needs alignment. [/callout]
Root Chakra Gemstones
Some Root chakra gemstones are designed to help restore an essence of vitality. Feel free to use any of these Root Chakra gemstones when you need grounding or feel insecure in your environment. The three Root Chakra Gemstones that I like include the following:
A Ruby gemstone is excellent for restoring vitality and regenerative forces. A handful of this stone strengthens and revives the heart. It also represents the life force in its power and is valued for its beauty, fire, and sense of spirit5.
A hematite gemstone is a form of magnetic ore with a high density. It has a silver color that attracts the eye, and its magnetic qualities make it suitable for grounding the spirit. If you carry this in your pocket, you may find that it will help to keep you grounded6.
The Bloodstone is said to be a bright orange-red, and its color represents what it does. In other words, it helps to be able to purify the blood. It has a large magnetic field, believed to heal physical problems, especially those where the blood is stagnant or impure7.
Sacral Plexus Chakra Overview
This Sacral Plexus chakra is the center of physical procreation and is concerned with our physical well-being8. It is also associated with pleasure! It affects our ability to receive and allow more happiness in our lives9. When your Sacral Chakra is out of harmony, you may have difficulty expressing your feelings. You may also experience issues around money and abundance, either placing an overemphasis on obtaining material goods or not owning to your abundance at all10. You may also feel like you are unable to let things go. Some physical dysfunctions that may manifest include pelvic pain, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, gynecological problems, uterine/ bladder problems11.
Sacral Plexus Chakra Gemstones
When you need to foster feelings of abundance, good health, and pleasure, consider using Sacral Plexus gemstones for healing. Or, if you have any doubts about what you deserve, you need to balance this chakra. For example, if you doubt that your business will be successful or that you can be sexual with your partner, you may need to tune up this chakra. Here are some Sacral Plexus chakra gemstones I like:
I thought I would mention this one first since this is one of my favorites. There are a few reasons why I love this stone. The first one is because it helps with the first three chakras( Root, Sacral Plexus, and Solar Plexus Chakras). The second reason is that it helps to bring prosperity and abundance. The Tiger’s Eye symbolizes the tiger’s strength, bravery, and courage, revered throughout history and worldwide.
I think one of my favorite things about Tiger’s Eye is the connection with the Egyptians. I am fascinated with the Egyptians, especially since I relate very strongly to the goddess Isis. More on that later! The early Egyptians were charmed by the Tigers Eye. Because of its shimmering rays, it was believed to symbolize the heavens above. Also, the famous sculptures of their great deities featured the Tigers Eye as their actual eye.
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The Onyx stone is mighty for helping to recharge your life force. If you are experiencing any problems with feeling low in spirit, you may want to consider using this stone.
If you have been struggling with your health and overall sense of well-being, you may want to consider Carnelian. Whenever I think of Cornelian, I always think of water. This is because Carnelian can be found at the shores of oceans and lakes. If you find that you are feeling somewhat aggravated with life, consider using Carnelian to help.
Solar Plexus Chakra Overview
Ahh, the Solar Plexus chakra, otherwise known as our center for self-esteem, ambition, and getting things done! If this chakra is out of balance, then it will be hard to manifest anything that you want. When I envision the Solar Plexus Chakra, I think of fire or the sun. Why is this? Well, it is because of our fire that we can get things done in life. If this life force is not ignited, it will be hard to do anything.
Overall, there are several ways to tell if this chakra is out of balance! Of course, the most obvious one that we already mentioned is a lack of willpower. Do you feel the need to eat everything in your pantry? Guess what? Your Solar Plexus chakra probably needs some work! It may also be out of harmony if you have struggled with a sense of self-worth. If you struggle to respect yourself and have self-pity, then you should also focus on this chakra.
Besides the solar plexus chakra being important for weight loss, it is also essential to keep it in check to prevent manifestations of illnesses. Some physical dysfunctions can include anything from arthritis to diabetes.
Solar Plexus Chakra Gemstones
The Solar Plexus Chakra gemstones are tailored to help you be assured that you can master your fears and manifest the power to change your life. They are meant to help a lot if you have feelings of confusion or feel frightened.
I will mention this one first because I like to alternate the use of Citrine with Tiger’s Eye. This stone combines the yellow found in the Solar Plexus and the green in the Heart Chakra. It suggests transition, new beginnings, and an awakening of the heart. It is used to stabilize the love of oneself by honoring our personal choices for growth and spirituality12.
If I am experiencing many difficulties related to self-confidence and emotions, then I tend to select this chakra stone.
If you want to exert your feminine goddess power and find that internal empowerment, choose Amber. Amber is a crystallized resin that was believed to be a sap. Amber came from ancient trees alive during the Matriarchy, the time in life in which women held the reign over the practicalities of life, were the priests and driving force in the culture13.
If you want to exert courage and healing, choose Topaz as your go-to gemstone for chakra healing. Topaz was found to be in the breastplate of the high priest Aaron, mentioned in Exodus. It brings forth an understanding of life issues and challenges. It brings healing by giving confidence in ourselves14.
Heart Chakra Overview
Now, let us get to talking about the heart chakra! The other name for the heart chakra is Anahata. This chakra is the center of your body’s energy universe. It sits over your physical heart and regulates the energy flow in the same way that your physical heart regulates blood flow. This is where heartache can sit and the deepest affection15! When we love and accept ourselves and others, this chakra is in balance!
If you are suffering from any grief, it can be due to your Heart chakra. Examples of types of grief include death, divorce any other significant losses in your life. [/callout]
Heart Chakra Gemstones
The gemstones for the Heart Chakra healing are there to help you find love in your heart, and they are meant to soothe tension.
Rose quartz is a semiprecious stone that stands for love. It has been found to resonate with the Heart Chakra. Its color is meant to soothe tension in the heart and can bring the vibration of love to whoever wears it. When it is used in a room, it helps to raise the energy of the room16.
These precious gemstones are not just a woman’s best friend; they have some incredible healing properties as well. A diamond stands for fidelity, loyalty, and divine love16. No wonder it is used for wedding rings!
I love the color of this gemstone! It has a very springy color that goes with the energy it stands for, which is balance and tranquility. Peridot can be used if you are struggling with the love of yourself (which can also affect your heart chakra).
Throat Chakra Overview
I like to refer to the Throat Chakra is the chakra of truth. When this chakra is aligned, we can better live our lives the way we want and speak our ultimate realities. I recently just published an article on the Throat Chakra, which I think you should read. Now, more than ever, people are experiencing difficulty with this energy center due to our inability to express ourselves.
Overall, The Throat Chakra directly affects the quality of our communication. It is linked to our integrity and sense of honor. If we deepen our commitment to expressing the truth, the Throat Chakra expands and becomes an invincible ally of the spirit, channeling energy for our physical vitality and spiritual development17.
Throat Chakra Gemstones
When it comes to Throat Chakra healing gemstones, they will help foster the energy of communication. These gemstones are good for helping to increase creative energy to the Throat Chakra center and helping you to speak your truths.
Turquoise is very commonly used to help with Throat Chakra imbalance, and its primary purpose is to help with any creativity. It tends to help allow you to speak your truth. I have jewelry with Turquoise in it, and I feel more confident every time I wear it.
Blue agate is a stone that also helps to clear up communication along with strengthening your willpower. I would imagine that it would also help with your Solar Plexus chakra balance since it tends to enhance your ability to get things done.
This stone is gorgeous and is another favorite of mine since it also happens to be my birthstone. Aquamarine can help you connect with your true feelings and also will help strengthen commitment over time.
Third Eye Chakra Overview
The Third Eye Chakra is exactly what the name says it is, “the Third eye center.” This chakra comes in very handy if you are trying to predict the future. The Third Eye Chakra is the “control center” because it focuses on cultivating a solid and independent mind 18. When I think of this chakra, I always think of our seat of intuition. If this chakra isn’t aligned, then we will be unable to predict things in the future.
I also like to relate this chakra to the Eye of Horus, the ancient Egyptian sign of inner knowing, which reminds us of the higher power of the mind to access truths, intuitive awareness, and wisdom19.
Third Eye Chakra Gemstones
When it comes to Third Eye chakra gemstones for chakra healing, I always think of a gorgeous indigo blue color. These stones are designed to help you gain more clarity, improve your thoughts and seek intuitive wisdom.
Sapphire is a stone that is a beautiful dark blue color. This stone is more than pretty to the eye; it is suitable for clarity on thought and making decisions. You can choose it as a stone to help lift your spirit. Several years ago, my husband bought me tiny sapphire earrings. Whenever I feel like I need to gain clarity in my life, I always choose to wear these earrings.
Lapis Lazuli is otherwise known as the Philosopher’s stone20. The reason why is because this stone contains the colors of truth and integrity. Lapis Lazuli is also suitable for lifting your spirits and getting more joy out of life.
I love the color of Tanzanite because it has a lot of purple hues! This stone is excellent for healing the Third Eye Chakra and is suitable for wisdom and love.
Crown Chakra Overview
Lastly, I will mention the gemstones for the Crown Chakra. The Crown Chakra is significant for balancing because it is your connection to the Source. When this chakra is balanced, you accept a Higher Power and feel a deep spiritual connection. If you function out of fear or anxiety, you may want to consider balancing your Crown Chakra.
When we learn to open the Crown Chakra, we learn to connect with the Universe and God. We are more apt to trust our life path and to understand our own identity. Even if you don’t have anxiety and feel like you may be out of place in life, it will benefit you to learn to open up the Crown Chakra. I have a perfect podcast on the Crown Chakra, and you can learn more by clicking here.
Crown Chakra Gemstones
Gemstones that are associated with Crown Chaka balancing tend to focus on bringing psychic gifts and clairvoyance. They also can bring great spiritual clarity.
Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone that can bring spiritual clarity and love of the higher mind21. If you feel like you need insight into your life or something spiritual, call on Amethyst to help you out.
Alexandrite is a rare stone that is highly charged with highly refined electric energy. It can stimulate psychic gifts such as clairvoyance and can open up higher centers of awareness22.
Other ways to balance your chakras
Yoga and Tai’ Chi Gung
In addition to using gemstones for chakra healing, it is also essential to incorporate chakra balancing exercises. Tai’ Chi Gung and Yoga are very helpful for moving energy in your etheric field. I have found that the combination of Tai’ Chi Gung and yoga has helped me clear up many of my issues with all seven chakras. If you want to help open up your energetic field and feel better, then I would highly recommend these exercises to improve your health.
I love essential oils, and soon I will be doing another post regarding essential oils and chakra balancing! Did you realize that there are essential oils that are tailored to each chakra? Yes! If you want to learn more about which essential oil will correspond with what chakra, you can listen to all my podcasts on the seven different chakras. In each episode, I speak about other ways to balance each chakra.
Overall, I have found meditation to be essential to align your chakras! When you meditate, the sky is not the limit, and you can go beyond and astral travel or even communicate in other dimensions. Meditation with the combination of prayer has been vital in helping to release my fears. When I meditate, I will sometimes use Solfeggio Frequencies, but sometimes I will do it quietly.
Foods can also help align your chakras! Did you realize that there is Low-Carb chakra balancing Foods? Yes, recently, I wrote an article on this, which you can find here.
In conclusion, I am glad you found this article, and I hope you’ve learned how gemstones can be used for chakra healing. Before knowing about the chakra system, I thought gemstones were there to be pretty to wear. However, once I learned how their energies helped to balance chakras, I felt amazed at how the Universe has given us these beautiful tools for healing. Every time I wear a gemstone, I feel so much gratitude for its healing properties! If you liked this article, sign up for my email list here to get more information on chakra balancing, keto diet, holistic healing, and more!!
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