Wednesday, June 24

Crystals and Chakras

I confess: I've been slowly but fully seduced into the world of crystals. Despite my skepticism towards spiritual materialism, I can't help but notice how these minerals move me. Without intellectually knowing the properties of various stones I've tried meditated with different rocks and noticed how they resonate with my inner and outer body experience. For me, it's undeniable.
For example: Selinite clears and inspire me, Boji stones ground and energize me, and I have a number of black crystals that immediatly absorb negativity.

So around the beginning of the year, I started bringing crystals into my work, students and clients also to feel the affects but to varying degrees. (And there's no telling what kind of magic is stirring that they can't even feel.)

Now that I'm a full blown convert, my mind is curious about which rocks resonate with which Chakras. (In Sanskrit, the chakras are energy centers within the body through which life force flows.) Here is a basic reference guide I found online and now I'm comparing with my direct experience. Let me know if you're interested in hearing about the more advanced and tantric usage of this wisdom...and my big confession: I sleep with specific crystal wands...and they rock!

Muladhara - Root Chakra
Governs: back, feet, hips spine, legs
Associated with: connection to the Earth, groundedness, survival, physical needs, power, growth
Color: red or black
Stones: black obsidian, black onyx, black tourmaline, bloodstone, brecciated jasper, carnelian, cuprite, red garnet, hematite, leopardskin jasper, red calcite, red coral, red spinel, ruby, ruby aura quartz, thulite, tourmaline (rubellite), red zircon

Svadhisthana - Spleen or Sacral Chakra
Governs: sexual organs, bladder, bowel and lower intestine
Associated with: emotional balance, passion, creativity, abundance, freedom, personal expression, sexuality
Color: orange
Stones: amber, carnelian, crocoite, fire opal, golden beryl (heliodor), honey calcite, orange calcite, orange spinel, paraparadscha sapphire, peach aventurine, sheelite, sunstone

Manipura - Solar Plexus Chakra
Associated with: personal power, strength, sense of self-worth, self-confidence, laughter, humor, joy
Governs: stomach, upper intestines, upper back, upper spine
Color: Yellow
Stones: amber, andalusite, chrysoberyl, citrine, golden tiger eye, honey calcite, rutilated quartz, yellow-brown scapolite, sphalerite, sphene, sulphur, sunstone, topaz, yellow aragonite, yellow calcite, yellow carnelian, yellow jasper, yellow sapphire

Anahata - Heart Chakra
Governs: heart, lungs, blood and circulation
Associated with: love, unconditional love, emotions
Color: green and/or pink
Stones: actinolite, cuprite (balances heart chakra with root chakra), diopside, dioptase, emerald, fluorite, green apatite, green calcite, grossular garnet, euclase, jade, kunzite (spodumene) malachite, moldavite, moss agate, nephrite, pink manganocalcite, peridot, pink optical calcite, prase, rose quartz, rubellite, serpentine (aka New Jade), tourmaline (especially watermelon), variscite, zoisite

Vishuddha - Throat Chakra
Governs: throat, thyroid, mouth, teeth, tongue, jaw.
Associated with: communication, truthfulness, expression of will power and creativity
Color: blue or turquoise
Stones: amazonite, aqua aura, aquamarine, blue calcite, blue lace agate, blue tigers eye, blue topaz, dumortierite (blue quartz), euclase (stimulates), kyanite, lapis, opal, blue smithsonite, sodalite, turquoise

Ajna - Third Eye Chakra
Governs: pituitary gland, pineal gland, skull, eyes, brain, nervous system, the senses
Associated with: coordination, balance, mental clarity, psychic abilities especially clairvoyance, intuition, wisdom
Color: indigo, violet, purple
Stones: amazonite, amethyst, apatite, apophyllite, azurite, chevron amethyst, charoite, indicolite, iolite, lapis, picture rock, purple fluorite, sapphire, scolecite, sodalite, spinel (dark blue), sugilite

Sahasrara - Crown Chakra
Governs: top of spinal cord, brain stem, pain center, nerves
Associated with: spirituality, life force energy, knowingness, higher self, ultimate wisdom
Color: white, purple/violet, gold
Stones: amethyst, apophyllite, chevron amethyst, clear calcite, danburite, diamond, euclase, iolite, clear quartz, herkimer diamond, moonstone, opal, rainbow moonstone, scapolite (purple), scolecite, selenite, spodumene

All Chakras
Activation/Stimulation: garnet, quartz
Alignment/Balancing: bloodstone, blue kyanite, calcite, dolomite
General Strengthening/Stimulating: bloodstone, boji stone, botswana agate, chrysoberyl, chrysocolla, crocoite, cuprite, danburite, fluorite, kunzite, kyanite, obsidian, quartz
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