A quick reference guide on the properties of different crystals.
Note: This is updated as I add crystals to the website so check back for new additions!
Type: Volcanic glass/magma, no crystalline structures.
Colours: Black, shiny glass like finish when polished.
Location: Found worldwide.
Properties: Highly charged with protection – blocks psychic attack, absorbs negative energies and keeps your aura safe. Extracts stress and mental tension, whilst inviting positive thoughts, clarity of the mind and removes confusion. Helps one identify their true self. Useful for manifesting, connecting to law of attraction powers. Deep connection to nature, creating a grounding to earth force. Opens root chakra to break through emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Stimulates compassion and strength. Great stone for workplaces, empaths and healers, as it stops one from taking on others issues or emotional baggage.
Chakra: Root/Base & Earth Star.
Type: Boron Silicate, semi-precious.
Location: Found predominantly in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Kenya, and other countries in African and Asia.
Properties: The ultimate protection stone with the ability to repel and protect one from Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) energy, ill-wishing, toxic energy, spells, and psychic attacks. It traps the energy within its structure, converting it into a lighter vibration and replaces it with a protective shield. Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, encourages self-confidence and reduces fear. It invites inspiration, compassion, tolerance and aids one to act / think more positively to create a healthier lifestyle and manifest abundance. Brings balance to the right-left sides of the brain and male / female energy. It is very beneficial to plants, if buried in soil it encourages growth and improves the health of crops.
Chakra: Root and Earth Star, protects all chakras.
Zodiac: Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, and Capricorn.
Type: A natural form of silicon dioxide and is a form of Chalcedony, made up of parallel bands or striping.
Location: Found predominantly in India, Brazil, Uruguay, and United States.
Properties: Onyx gives strength and it promotes vigour, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. It encourages happiness and good fortune. It will enhance your intuition, as well as strengthen your resolve in changing your bad habits.
Zodiac: Gemini and Leo.
Type: Strontium ore/sulphate.
Colours: Pale to mid blue, also white, occasionally green and looks like crystals of ice.
Location: Found in Madagascar, Britain, Poland, Mexico, Egypt, Libya, and Peru.
Properties: Celestite comes from the Latin word caelestis, meaning “celestial” or “divine.”. Folklore says a choir of angles gave it the nickname “the Stone of Heaven”. The heavenly blue of this crystal is said to help access the angelic realm and connect with one’s spirit guides, promoting spiritual development and growth – exceptionally useful for those beginning to explore their spiritually. Its gentle and uplifting energy brings harmony, balance, and peace to life. A good crystal for conflict resolution and revealing the truth. When kept next to the bed, it will cleanse the environment, sooth the mind before sleep and let it wander calmly and freely whilst asleep. When worn or carried in a pocket, it will fill the aura with protective energy, particularly effective against bullies.
Golden Healer Quartz
Type: Silicon dioxide with golden or yellow iron minerals on the surface or as inclusions.
Colours: Translucent with hues of yellow and gold.
Location: Primarily in Arkansas, USA but has been found worldwide.
Properties: Known as a potent healing crystal, the Golden Healer connects with the golden light of the Universal Life Force draws it to flow through the body via the crown chakra. This light clears imbalances and blockages, preparing the body for a multi-level healing. Powerful, but soothing and gentle it raises the energetic vibration to exceptional levels and facilitates profound spiritual activation, it echoes with one’s soul and path journey to enlightenment. Useful for spiritual communications between dimensions and worlds. Has the ability to neutralise anger, dissipate negative emotions, and stimulate compassion and empathy. The perfect crystal to make great changes in one’s life with minimal effort. A good companion crystal to achieve financial goals, attracting abundance, prosperity, and luck.
Chakra: Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, and Higher. Ability to align all chakras.
Zodiac: Connected to all astrological signs.
Type: Silicon dioxide, the rare color purple due to its ferrous iron froths
Colours: Ranges from grey-brown, purple, lilac, yellowish brown, to white.
Location: Relatively new discovery from Magaliesberg Mountain, South Africa.
Properties: Also know as Porcupine Amethyst, Pineapple Amethyst, Barnacle Amethyst, and Cactus Amethyst. Spirit Quartz offers spiritual evolution, purification, and protection. Like its name says, it connects to the spirit world, bringing one spiritual evolution and to help ones spirit attain both enlightenment and growth. Full of energies around balance and harmony, this crystal will channel light sources and frequencies for deeper insight, concentration, a profound state of clarity and awareness. This crystal will also discharge you from fearful and negative thought process and freedom. It brings needed comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one. And it will infuse you with an energy of universal love, whilst balancing feminine and masculine energies, to bring a feeling of grounding and being centered.
Chakra: Predominantly Crown, but purifies all chakras.
Type: Quartz with crocidolite, which creates the chatoyancy or flash.
Colours: Shades of gold-brown, blue, red.
Location: Primarily Africa and Australia
Properties: Tiger Eye has been known throughout time to be worn as a talisman, amulet, or charm to bring the wearer protection and embeds good luck and prosperity into ones energy field. Drawing on the Earth and Sun energy, Tiger Eye works well when wanting to balance to the lower chakras, bringing the yin/yang energies to ones emotions. A useful crystal to focus the mind and get clarity to solve issues without emotional fog. Neutralises mood swings, instils one with willpower, purpose, courage, and self-confidence. Helps one to identify their needs, talents, and abilities, with the ability to defuse low self-worth, critical thoughts of self, whilst opening channels of creativity.
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral and Base.
Zodiac: Capricorn and Leo.
This information is based on the experience and research of Sage and Selenite.