The earth perpetually gives us things that nurture our wellbeing — food, air, water, light — to name a few. From her depths, she also manages to birth colorful expressions of minerals into what we call gemstones.
For centuries, civilizations have used gemstones to help release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. It is said that each crystal has unique properties and energies to heal different aspects of our life.
When held in your hand, placed on the body or added somewhere in your home or office these stones connect us to the Earth’s subtle healing power, enhancing balance, relaxation, protection, creativity, happiness and love.
Here are 7 gemstones to add to your life for greater health and happiness:
1. Black Tourmaline protects against EMF (electro magnetic field)
Black Tourmaline has long been revered as a talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. Grounding and electrical in nature, black tourmaline is said to guard its wearer from radiation and airwave pollutants.
Wear it as a piece of jewelry, put it in your pocket, or place it by your work computer to utilize it’s protective powers.
2. Bloodstone gives you energy
In the ancient world, bloodstone was worn as an amulet to help purify the blood and give courage to warriors before battle. When the blood flows freely in the body, we experience vitality and longevity, increasing our energy and giving us the courage we need to overcome lethargy, fear and self-doubt.
Wear bloodstone or let it sit in a glass of water overnight, drinking the water in the morning to give your strength and utilize it’s purifying powers.
3. Citrine magnifies wealth and creativity
Citrine is a stone of manifestation. Often called the “Merchants Stone” this yellow gem is said to attract wealth and awaken creativity, helping sustain the process of transforming dreams into reality. An ideal stone for all artists, healers, and those who work in banking, sales and the media.
Wear Citrine or place it in the wealth (South-East) corner of your home or business, or in the cash box.
4. Rose Quartz cultivates love
Rose Quartz is an important talisman of relationships. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion, tenderness, nourishment and comfort. It is said to attract and strengthen intimate relationships, dissolve emotional wounds and reconnect us to our own heart’s desires.
Wear it or place it underneath the bed to attract and cultivate deep love into your life.
5. Blue Lapis opens communication
Prized by Egyptian royalty for its deep blue color, Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and opening lines of communication between humans and the divine. Often called the “truth stone” it encourages honesty in the spoken and written word, bringing harmony to relationships of all kinds.
Wear it for all forms of deep communication.
6. Moonstone promotes clarity of vision
Pearly white and full of mystery, Moonstone is a talisman of the inward journey - an amulet of protection for travelers and those on a journey of self discovery. It is said to bring the wearer wisdom, awakened psychic abilities, and cure sleeplessness.
Bring Moonstone with you when you travel or place it under your pillow at night to enhance your dreams, visions and bring clarity to the path ahead.
7. Amethyst invokes balance
Sometimes called “natures tranquilizer” this rich purple crystal has a calming effect on the mind. A stone long used to curb overindulgence and bad habits, it makes an excellent aid for those quitting addictions of all kinds.
Place Amethyst on your navel or under your mattress to harness it’s balancing effects.