Many of you would be familiar with crystals but some of you would like information about the commonly used crystals. Here is a quick reference to some crystals. This information would help you understand their magic a little more.
All these crystals are available in Ashtar Tashi Boutique on this website.
An abundance crystal consists of one long Quartz crystal with many small crystals clustered at its base. Its function, like the yellow citrine is to attract abundance and wealth into your life. It is best positioned in the wealth corner of a house or business- the point at the farthest rear left of the front door.
This is a crystal that is extremely beneficial to the mind. Calming or stimulating, as appropriate. Mentally, it helps you feel more focused, less scattered and in control of your faculties.
Amethyst balances the highs and lows and promotes emotional centering.it dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. All of which are deterrents when one is trying to realize ones life-goals.
It cleanses, purifies and transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration. Tourmalines make excellent healing tools for grounding and giving complete protection. Tourmaline also acts as a natural insecticide. It keeps pests at bay and when buried under the ground, it and encourages healthy growth of all plants and crops.
This orange crystal grounds and anchors you in the present reality. It is a stabilizing stone with high energies. It is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation and for stimulating creativity. It removes fear of death.
It gives courage, dispels apathy, and motivates for success in business and other matters. Carnelian helps you trust yourself and encourages steadfastness.
This is a stone of plenitude. It brings abundance and fullness to all areas of your life, including business and also agriculture. This crystal helps you see the long-term benefits of your hard work and keeps you centered during challenging times. It lends you perseverance and the ability to remain stable during times of strife and confusion.
This is a stone of infinite patience and inspiration. It enhances unity and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship and loyalty. This crystal helps keep focused intention and raises consciousness. Emerald brings about positive action. Emerald gives one the strength of character to overcome misfortunes of life and maintain peace within one’s consciousness.
It is the best crystal to use for any form of disorganization. Fluorite helps with progress on many levels. It dissolves fixed patterns of behavior. This stone is very effective in increasing self- confidence; focus and concentration .It helps in moving away from rigidity and narrow mindedness. Fluorite is an excellent learning stone. It helps absorb new information and prompts quick thinking.
This is a very positive stone of prosperity. Wearing aventurine helps when you are surrounded by geopathic stress. Geopathic stress is the energy of computers, mobile phones, wireless systems and other such devices. It serves as protection against such pollutants. It reinforces leadership qualities and helps in decision making. It promotes compassion and empathy and encourages perseverance.
This is a crystal that awakens unconditional love in the heart centerproducing loving thoughts and communication. It radiates peace and connects to universal love. Kunzite helps induce a deep meditative state and also enhances creativity.
Kunzite encourages humility and a willingness to serve.
This is a highly effective crystal for opening up the third eye chakra and balancing the throat chakra. Which means it helps manifest your positive thoughts and helps you communicate them with clarity. It harmonizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.Lapis Lazuli encourages taking charge of life. It reveals inner truth, encourages self-awareness and allows self- expression without holding back or compromising.
This crystal is filled with receptive, passive feminine energy. It helps in balancing male-female energy. Moonstone helps men who wish to get in touch with their feminine side and is also a perfect antidote for the excessively macho male or the aggressive female. It is an excellent crystal for balancing the hormonal system and also helps soothe emotional instability.
This is a strength giving stone. During times of stress and confusion it offers immense support. It aligns the physical, mental and emotional body with higher power to access higher guidance. It aids in accepting the larger picture and facilitates making you the master of your own destiny.
This crystal helps release old baggage. Burdens, guilt, obsessions are cleared. Peridot teaches you that holding on to people or the past is counterproductive. It releases negative repetitive patterns and old vibrations so new opportunities of growth can be accessed.
This crystal is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is the most important crystal for the heart chakra. It teaches the essence of pure love. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels. Rose Quartz promotes deep inner healing and self-love. It is a stone that’s perfect for attracting love. It helps experience love in the most unconditional way and promotes forgiveness.
This is a joy-inspiring stone. It brings light into life and instills good nature and heightens intuition. Removing co-dependency, it facilitates self-empowerment, independence and vitality.
Sunstone helps overcome procrastination. This crystal reverses feelings of failure and increases confidence and self-worth.
This “happy blue” crystal is the most efficient healer. It provides solace for the spirit and well being for the body. It is a protective stone. Turquoise enhances communication with the spiritual and physical world. It enhances intuition and helps during meditation.
This beautiful crystal is a powerful medium, which synthesizes physical energy and personal power with creativity. It re-energizes depleted energy systems and aids the manifestation process. This stone attracts abundance at all levels and gives confidence that the hard work one does, will bear fruit.
There are a number of different ways to choose your crystals. You will probably find that at some point in time you will have used most of them, but you will also find you will favor a particular method. Following are some of the methods that I can recommend:
Choosing a crystal from a website
This is the way I have developed to choose crystals online. With so many people selling crystals and gemstones on the Internet today, it is important to purchase from someone who will guarantee the quality of the crystal. Try this method with an online retailer that you trust:
Ways to choose crystals in a shop:
How long should you keep a crystal?
When you are finished with a crystal you will know that it is time to pass it on to the next person. Again this is intuition, and I have done this a number of times over the years, I also have crystals that I know will be with me for as long as I exist in this lifetime. This is just a knowing that I have, I also know which crystals will leave me when the time comes. Sometimes the crystals leave my possession for a short while and when their work is done return to me, to hold for future use.
When choosing crystals ALWAYS use your intuition and TRUST yourself.