Many people’s first thought when talking about Crystal Healing is that it is a “New Age” kind of thing! But did you know that one of the earliest written records about the use of crystals for their healing properties actually comes from the Ancient Egyptians dated around 1600 BC.

Our own Australian Aboriginal dreamtime myths speak of a mystical substance called Maban which is believed in fact to be quartz crystal, and from which the wise men obtained their magical powers. The Babylonians, Chinese, Japanese, Aztecs, Tibetans and Africans and many of the Native American people also recognised the healing power of crystals and gems, and even the legendary civilisations of Avalon, Atlantis and Lemuria talk about the mystical power of crystals.

Today crystals are recognised by the modern world as energy conductors – they generate, store, regulate, transmit and transform energy, and they are used in computer chips and high precision equipment. They also act as a transmitter and amplifier of healing energy that help us tap into our own inherent wisdom, intuition and self healing abilities – and it takes no special “talent” to tune in to their power. Everyone can connect with the healing powers or crystals.

There are many ways to use your crystals, including –

  • Wear them – beautiful jewellery is available in the form of pendants, earrings, bracelets or rings
  • Carry them – pop small tumble stones or flat stones in a pouch and carry in your handbag, or pop in your pocket.
  • Displaying them – placing crystals in your home, office or car.
  • Place on your body – simply hold a crystal to a particular part of the body that needs revitalising, activation or clearing.
  • Under your pillow – place a crystal under your pillow for sweet dreams
  • Meditate with them – sitting or lying quietly with your crystals and allowing them to speak to you.

Selecting the Crystal/s that are right for you…

So you’re interested in the healing possibilities of crystals – but where do you start??? There is such a vast choice of gorgeous colours, shapes and healing properties, selecting your first crystal/s can be confusing. A good place to start is by starting out with Zodiac (Sun) Sign Crystals and/or by your Birthstone.

Zodiac Crystals also make a beautiful and inexpensive gift, and as crystals have healing attributes as well as being lovely to look at, they may also aid in healing specific problems, simply by carrying or wearing them.

ARIES (21st March – 20th April) – Fire Sign

  1. Citrine –             Abundance
  2. Carnelian –         Motivation
  3. Aventurine –       Confidence
  4. Jade –               Wealth
  5. Kyanite –           Intuition

Aries Birthstones:

  • March:             Aquamarine
  • April:                Diamond

TAURUS (21st April – 20th May) – Earth Sign

  1. Jade –               Wealth
  2. Lapis Lazuli –     Wisdom
  3. Clear Quartz –    Clarity
  4. Rose Quartz –    Love
  5. Red Jasper –     Vitality

Taurus Birthstones:

  • April:                Diamond
  • May:                 Emerald

GEMINI (21st May – 20th June) – Air Sign

  1. Chrysoprase –   Grace
  2. Agate –              Healing
  3. Tiger Eye –        Balance
  4. Amethyst –        Peace
  5. Howlite –           Inner Strength

Gemini Birthstones:

  • May:                 Emerald
  • June:                Moonstone

CANCER (21st June – 22nd July) – Water Sign

  1. Moonstone –     Cycles
  2. Rhodonite –       Generosity
  3. Calcite –            Creativity
  4. Hematite –         Mental Attunement
  5. Sodalite –          Understanding

Cancer Birthstones:

  • June:                Moonstone
  • July:                 Ruby

LEO (23rd July – 22nd August) – Fire Sign

  1. Tiger Eye –        Balance
  2. Carnelian –         Motivation
  3. Citrine –             Abundance
  4. Agate –              Healing
  5. Clear Quartz –   Clarity

  Leo Birthstones:

  • July:                 Ruby
  • August:             Peridot

VIRGO (23rd August – 22nd September) – Earth Sign

  1. Amethyst –        Peace
  2. Amazonite –       Truth
  3. Jade –               Wealth
  4. Rose Quartz –    Love
  5. Fluorite –           Alignment

Virgo Birthstones:

  • August:             Peridot
  • September:       Sapphire

LIBRA (23rd September – 22nd October) – Air Sign

  1. Aventurine –       Confidence
  2. Kyanite –           Intuition
  3. Lapis Lazuli –     Wisdom
  4. Moonstone –     Cycles
  5. Aquamarine –     Release

Libra Birthstones:

  • September:       Sapphire
  • October:           Opal or Tourmaline

SCORPIO (23rd October – 22nd November) – Water Sign

  1. Labradorite –     Magic
  2. Onyx –                Discipline
  3. Smoky Quartz – Grounding
  4. Tektite –            Expansion
  5. Unakite –           Courage

Scorpio Birthstones:

  • October:           Opal or Tourmaline
  • November:       Citrine

SAGITTARIUS (23rd November – 21st December) – Fire Sign

  1.  Aquamarine –     Release
  2. Sodalite –          Understanding
  3. Clear Quartz –    Clarity
  4. Red Jasper –     Vitality
  5. Amethyst –        Peace

Sagittarius Birthstones:

  • November:        Citrine
  • December:        Turquoise or Zircon

CAPRICORN (22nd December – 20th January) – Earth Sign

  1. Fluorite –           Alignment
  2. Carnelian –         Motivation
  3. Smoky Quartz – Grounding
  4. Hematite –         Mental Attunement
  5. Clear Quartz –    Clarity

 Capricorn Birthstones:

  • December:        Turquoise or Zircon
  • January:            Garnet

AQUARIUS (21st January – 20th February) – Air Sign

  1.  Amethyst –        Peace
  2. Chrysoprase –   Grace
  3. Labradorite –     Magic
  4. Hematite –         Mental Attunement
  5. Aquamarine –     Release

Aquarius Birthstones:

  • January:            Garnet
  • February:          Amethyst

PISCES (21st February – 20th March) – Water Sign

  1.  Moonstone –     Cycles
  2. Selenite –          Activation
  3. Aquamarine –     Release
  4. Fluorite –           Alignment
  5. Bloodstone –     Renewal

 Pisces Birthstones:

  • February:            Amethyst
  • March:                  Aquamarine or Bloodstone

Zodiac Crystals - Sagittarius

Let go of limiting ideas and practices that no longer serve you. Stay open and receptive to their pure energy. Healing always occurs from the inside out, so align your intentions, reinforce with affirmations and accept the natural power of these beautiful gifts – and until next time….

Cherene x

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