Crystals and The Chakras
One of the nicest aspects of crystals is that they are colour-coordinated
with the energy centres called the chakras. We've provided
this in-depth guide to help make working with crystals and
the chakras easier.
Please note that our chakra descriptions focus on imbalances.
If what you read doesn't apply to you that chakra is most
likely in balance. However, it does no harm to place an
appropriate stone on each chakra while meditating. This
helps to provide overall balance for the aura.
You may notice that some crystals relate to more than one
chakra. Tiger's eye, for instance, as a grounding stone,
relates to the first chakra. Because of its golden hue and
its connection to manifesting goals it can be used as a
third-chakra stone as well.
The same is true of essential oils. Rose and Jasmine, for
example, relate to love on the physical, emotional, and
spiritual levels, thus connecting to the second, fourth,
and seventh chakras.
Healing & the Chakras
Human Energy Systems
In Sanskrit chakra means "wheel," and those who can see
them describe chakras as spinning wheels of light. They
are found in the aura, an electromagnetic force field that
surrounds every living being. The energy of the aura is
that of our thoughts and feelings, and the chakras concentrate
and coordinate the flow of these energies in and from the
We who use healing modalities based on subtle energy (flower
essences, crystals, Reiki) believe that illness first manifests
in the realm of thought and feelings. Stress is an excellent
example. The mind says, "I'm doing too much; I'm under pressure."
This message translates into the emotional feeling of being
burdened. On both levels energetic blockages form, as mind
and emotions try to close up against what is perceived as
a negative experience.
If the mind and emotions continue to create resistance the
blockage will eventually assume physical proportions, lodging
in whichever physical area is most vulnerable.
The purpose of chakra balancing is to dissolve blockages
before they become physical (although it can also be helpful
with physical conditions. Crystals, being symmetrical in
their molecular structure, radiate energy in a consistent
and steady manner. When they're used in chakra balancing
they can help to re-establish a healing, creative flow.
Each chakra has a colour, and usually stones of corresponding
colours are placed there. (If you are familiar with the
chakras you will note that I use some modifications.
First Chakra (Feet to base of spine)
The first chakra represents our relationship with our physical
bodies and with the material world. It grounds us in physical
existence. When balanced, its energy helps us to blend the
physical and spiritual, and to eliminate that which is no
longer needed for growth. We enjoy physical existence. When
unbalanced, we may be afraid of life, feel like victims,
withdraw from physical reality, or operate in our own interests
only. Physical symptoms can include any difficulties with
feet, legs, or lower back.
Stones associated with the first chakra:
TOURMALINE: This is a protective stone when you
feel threatened at the survival level.
This stone helps you to set protective boundaries when you
feel as if others are intruding into your private space.
Black and snowflake OBSIDIAN,
help you to see what material things you no longer need
QUARTZ, the lightest of the dark stones, helps
to blend the energies of the first and seventh chakras.
EYE, helps you to feel secure about physical existence.
Any of these stones may be placed at the base of the spine
or at the feet.
Second Chakra (just above the pelvic bone)
This chakra is most directly related to energy flow, as
expressed in the flow of blood, and especially with the
energies of sexuality and creativity. It is also deeply
connected to the five physical senses.
When it is unblocked people feel fully alive, energetic,
spontaneous, guilt-free. and in full appreciation of their
bodies. When it is unbalanced reproductive organ diseases,
joint stiffness, and various blood disorders may result.
Stones associated with the second chakra:
can stimulate energy.
is associated with creativity and decision-making.
GARNET encourages patience.
JASPER helps to connect us to the flowing energies
of the earth.
the stone of passion, enhances sensory awareness.
IN ZOISITE is a way to benefit from ruby's energy
in a grounding form.
Third Chakra (navel and solar plexus area)
this is the chakra of physical and material power, with
an emphasis on mastery in the physical realm, especially
the ability to manifest one's hopes and dreams. It relates
to expressing one's unique individuality in the physical
When it is unblocked people feel self-confident, have a
clear sense of purpose, and pursue dreams which others would
consider impossible. Imbalances appear as lack of self-confidence,
insecurity about money or other physical things, and may
also express itself in terms of being aggressive or using
one's power to dominate others. Physical symptoms are usually
Stones associated with the third chakra:
has a calming and stabilizing effect, especially on emotions
such as anger and stress.
is the stone most related to manifesting abundance and to
the balanced use of will.
CALCITE helps to integrate new energies and beliefs
areas related to personal empowerment, such as relationships
releases congestion in the solar plexus, and aids creativity.
assists in deep breathing, thus helping to relieve anxiety
QUARTZ helps to add enhanced creating energy to
helps us to come up with creative ideas which can help bring
abundance in our lives.
EYE helps to teach us good timing in terms of when
to act on a dream.
helps us to understand the mental and emotional sources
for it. It is also believed to help release conditions which
have been inhibiting personal growth.
The Fourth Chakra (heart area)
This chakra relates to love and emotional well-being. When
it is unblocked we give love unconditionally and attract
to ourselves those people who give us an abundance of love.
When it is blocked we feel the lack of love in our lives
as keenly as those with third-chakra blockages feel a lack
of material security. Heart conditions are the most common
Stones associated with the fourth chakra:
is the stone most related to physical health and heart balancing.
relates most directly to the spiritual aspects of love.
CALCITE Eases old, limiting beliefs (especially
those based on fear) from the mind so that new ideas can
TOURMALINE opens the creative elements of the heart,
i.e., adding an emotional depth to one's creations.
helps to calm the heart and relieves stress.
releases congestion in the solar plexus, and aids creativity.
blends malachite's ability with chrysocolla's gift of soothing
CALCITE helps to release old and hurtful emotional
patterns so that the heart can be open to receive and give
helps to relieve anxiety.
helps us to be patient with others.
QUARTZ is the stone for helping to create unconditional
Fifth Chakra (throat area)
This chakra governs communication and mental creativity.
When it is balanced we communicate easily and effectively
with others in both written and verbal form. This includes
being able to constructively express anger and other emotions.
When it is blocked communication is difficult to impossible,
and these may be the people who say, "I'm just not creative.
In my experience there can be more physical blockages associated
with the fifth chakra than with any other. These can include
excessive eating and drinking (good ways to keep the throat
busy while preventing communication), and a range of respiratory
diseases. Teeth and gum disorders fall into this category,
Stones for the fifth chakra:
helps us to communicate with angels and other non-physical
beings, as well as aiding in long-distance communication.
It also helps to dissolve anger.
AURA teaches us self-expression through service
helps us to express ourselves in a tranquil way.
LACE AGATE helps to ground our communications with
a sense of what can be accomplished.
TOPAZ Helps us to communicate fearlessly that which
we know to be true, and also stimulates creativity.
helps to calm the over-active mind and teaches us how to
helps one to have self-confidence in personal expression.
enables us to communicate with others that which we feel
deeply in our hearts and souls.
helps us to enrol others to help in the manifestation of
Sixth Chakra (between eyebrows)
This is the psychic centre, and, when unblocked, the source
of intuition, esp., and other psychic abilities. This chakra
is particularly related to the fears of cultures which wish
to believe only that which they can experiences with the
physical senses, and blockages abound, including fear of
the imagination, of dreams, and ones irrational intuitions.
Physical symptoms of blockage may include persistent headaches,
insomnia, and anxiety.
Stones associated with the sixth chakra:
known as nature's tranquilliser, helps in sleep and in peaceful
helps us to consciously look at old programmed beliefs and
helps to dissolve fears, both known and unknown.
EYE helps us to see our lives as with aerial vision.
reminds me that everything which happens is for a purpose,
and that we are ultimately in charge, and often brings to
surface beliefs we have accepted as fact.
helps us to discover our hidden beliefs and bring them to
helps in balance when one is emotionally or mentally confused.
AGATE helps to balance the left and right sides
of the brain.
helps to release resentment and guilt.
Seventh Chakra (crown of the head)
The seventh chakra is our direct connection to spirit. When
it is balanced we understand our relationship with the universe.
We dissolve the illusion that we are separate from other
humans and other forms of life. We appreciate our uniqueness
and our places as parts of the whole. When it is blocked
we compare ourselves to others or to internal checklists
(and usually find ourselves wanting). We feel lonely, we
are afraid of death. Stones associated with the seventh
CALCITE brings spiritual understanding to problems
on the earth plane.
QUARTZ There are many forms of clear quartz. See
our articles about Clusters and different kinds of Crystal
helps us to view what happens in our lives from the soul
perspective and have a feeling of calmness and serenity
even when life seems very difficult.
DIAMOND: This form of clear quartz is especially
brilliant, and has a particular ability to dissolve chakra
Chakra Balancing Meditation
Choose one or more stones for each chakra. You want to balance
all of your chakras, even if you have a particular one to
work on. Lie down and place each stone on the appropriate
location. I like to hold a clear quartz point and rotate
it over each stone, beginning at the first chakra.
Inhale deeply, and as you inhale imagine your breath coming
up through the soles of your feet, and filling your body
as it rises to the top of your head. As you exhale imagine
it travelling back down your body and exiting through the
soles of your feet.
After you've practiced this for a while you may want to
visualize the colour associated with each chakra as the
breath travels through the related part of the body.
If you are working on a particular chakra, you may want
to create an affirmation related to it. For example, a fourth-chakra
affirmation could be "I give and receive love unconditionally."
Repeat the affirmation to yourself; visualize yourself flooded
with the colour rose. Imagine yourself in loving situations.
You can't overdo chakra balancing, and it's a relaxing and
simple way to meditate. As you continue to practice it you
will find yourself more attuned to your subtle energies.
You will become more aware of imbalances before they express
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