From Rose Quartz to Rhodonite: A Guide To Crystals
Here we will be talking about different crystals, their meaning and use. To start us off, let’s talk about one of the most popular and abundant crystals, rose quartz.
Rose quartz ranges in color from deep to very pale pink. It comes as natural rough stones or carved and polished pieces. It is classified as a 7 out of 10 on the hardness scale.
For healing work, rose quartz is a popular tool because of its soothing energy and connection to the heart chakra. It is said to support the heart in all ways: easing emotional stress or anxiety, working to remove blocks of resentment and anger, and supporting unconditional self-love.
Rose quartz is used to awaken an appreciate for beauty in the world and help attract romantic love. It’s often a tool in love spells or healing rituals where the heart is involved.
Having rose quarts in the home and can bring a calming and peaceful energy. Keep by the side of the bed to help sooth nerves before sleep. Lay it on your heart when dealing with heaviness and seeking a release. This gentle stone is very nurturing and great for crystal beginners.
Another one of my favorite crystals is, fluorite. This is a mineral found in many different colors, but featured here in purple and soft green. This stone is thermoluminescent, glowing when heated, and also displays fluorescence, meaning it glows in ultraviolet light.
Industrially, it’s mined and used as a source of fluoride for drinking water and toothpaste. It is 4 out of 10 on the hardness scale.
The stone’s balanced geometric structure helps to create structure in our lives. It’s defined planes help us focus, especially in times of chaos or distraction.
Use both green and purple fluorite during mediation to help center the mind. Purple fluorite is helpful after physical trauma, like a broken bone, because it supports healing. While green fluorite’s soothing color is like a tropical sea and supports ease and relaxation.
Place in your workspace to encourage clear and calm thinking. Or over an injured area to
help energize and rebalance.
Another lovely stone for any collection is selenite. This is a mineral that forms in sedimentary environments- around hot springs is common. Usually found in massive beds, the stone is crystallized out of highly saline water. It is extremely soft, with a two out of ten on the hardness scale.
It is colorless and can be transparent or translucent depending on the light. Named after the Greek moon goddess Selene, the crystal has a moonlight glow.
In crystal healing, selenite acts like a conductor of energy. They are said to help clear away physical and emotional toxins.
When used in combination, they make the energy of other crystals even more powerful. Be sure to be intentional with what other stones you use with your selenite.
This mineral can work on all chakra centers, but resonates powerfully with the crown chakra, enhancing our awareness and insights.
It is also a great stone for energy clearing, as it’s said to evoke protection from the angelic realm and dispel negative energy. So use in your home or workspace to bring in fresh vibrations.
A deep and powerful stone is lapis lazuli. Lapis means stone in Latin and lazuli means blue. The mineral is made of several compounds: lazurite, pyrite, calcite and mica. It’s 5.5 out 10 on the hardness scale.
Because of its history, Lapis is considered a royal stone. It activates the higher chakras of the throat, third-eye, and crown. It helps to bring awareness of our soul’s purpose in life.
This stone is said to promote courage, clear communication, and connection to higher self. It’s also said to help heal migraines and headaches when placed on the crown chakra.
When worn, it can aid in confidence and pride. It’s a beautiful and powerful tool to work with.
Our next crystal is citrine. This is a type of quartz crystal. Quartz is one of the most commonly occurring minerals in the earth’s crust, coming in a variety of sizes and shapes.
This stone is rare in its true form, as many are heated-treated. Citrine gets its pale gold color from traces of iron. It has a 7 out of 10 on the hardness scale.
This crystal is said to help bring our energy field into alignment with our body. Trauma and stress can impact our energy, citrine is said to move us back to equilibrium.
Its sunny color inspires joy, creativity, and freer thinking. Place on the forehead to increase mental clarity or over the solar plexus to clear tension.
Many keep in their home to encourage abundance and the flow of good fortune.
As we continue our exploration of crystals, we touch down on a loving stone called rhodonite. The name comes from the Greek word for rose, rhodon. It's pink in color with dark inclusions of manganese oxide. It’s a 6 out of 10 on the hardness scale.
Rhodonite works on the level of the heart chakra, especially when it comes to the energy of unconditional love. This is a love without agendas: it is free, open and simple.
This stone is said to help remove resentment and anger, similar to rose quartz. The dark areas of the stone aid in the absorption of negative energies into the earth. It transforms the energy through love.
In healing practices, rhodonite is a gentle but powerful detoxifier. It strengths the heart, emotions, and healthy relationships.
It’s said to help improve the quality of our communication with our significant others. Wear over your heart or keep in your home to encourage loving interactions.
As we go deeper into crystals, their meaning and use, we come across the mystical smoky quartz. This stone is clear quartz that has turned brown after exposure to natural underground radiation in granite deposits. It has a 7 out of 10 on the hardness scale.
Smokey quartz has already absorbed radioactivity, so it's said to be great for neutralizing electromagnetic stress from computers or large electrical equipment. However, I think all crystals do this because they help ground us to the earth and remind us to detox us from technology.
This crystal is both soothing and enveloping, encouraging relaxation and deep meditative states. It said to be a powerful for connecting to the spiritual world and gaining insights from the Universe.
Because of its powerful cleansing and detoxing properties, this stone is one of the best to work with for releasing unwanted energies in your energy field. It's a great protector from energy drainers, toxic coworkers, or hostile people.
When working with smoky quartz, let go of what no longer serves you and allow your spirit to connect to a higher path. Place the stone by your feet to encourage grounding or hold in your hands to calm more intense emotions, such a grief and fear.