metaphysical properties of gemstones and crystals for healing and magic

How to Use Crystals and Gemstones

Crystals and gemstones have been used for centuries for their energy and metaphysical properties. Crystal healing can be used in conjunction with professional medical treatment to improve physical, emotional and spiritual health and well being. There are no negative side effects to crystal energy healing nor will it react with other treatments. Below, you will find many ways to utilize crystals and gemstones in energy healing and in gemstone magick.

Crystals and gemstone can also be used in magick in order to bring forth movement or change in a situation. Magick in not a cure-all but a system of support to attract a particular outcome. You can do a money spell to attract money but it is unlikely that you will win the lottery, win a huge lawsuit or receive an inheritance from a rich relative. A money spell can enhance the flow of prosperity into your life. Often it will come in a form that can go easily unnoticed such as a promotion or new job opportunity. Money owed may finally be paid. I have received 2 refunds on an over-paid bill that I had not know about that occurred 4 years previously. Sometimes you don't actually get cash but maybe a service or item that is needed comes to you for much less than expected or perhaps as a gift. Sometimes an opportunity comes to improve your business (I met my talented web designer in the most magickal way). I have even found that sometimes that change is within you. If you need money for something frivolous, you may unexpectedly lose the desire for that item. I will be adding free spells to our website very soon.

Please note: I use the term "healing" in 2 capacities. Energy healing is used to restore health. Healing can also refer to correcting an imbalance in your life. You can "heal" your love-life or "heal" your financial situation. Basically, the term "healing" means to restore balance. Illness is caused by an imbalance within the body.

How to use Crystals and Gemstones

  • crystal healing
  • chakra balancing and clearing also refers to chakra energy healing
  • magickal tool
  • keep a bowl of crystals on your desk or work area so you can call upon their energy when you need them
  • each morning, pull 2 or 3 gemstones to carry during the day that have energies that you need to focus upon.
  • meditation aid
  • good luck charm
  • ritual tool
  • pocket stone
  • divination aid
  • thoughtful gift for someone going through a rough time
  • worry stone
  • keep a bowl of crystals near your front door for guests
  • Add a crystal or 2 to a glass of water (wash them first). Remove the stones (to avoid swallowing the stones or chipping a tooth) and drink the water envisioning the crystal healing energy flowing into your cells and bringing forth positive changes.
  • Drop several crystals into your bath water and soak while meditating on the stone's energies.
  • Create a mojo bag with a cloth scrap that is a color suited to your desire, add a stone or 2, some herbs that support the energy of the stones.  You can add charms, trinkets or small found objects. Tie the whole thing off with a string or ribbon. Bless the bag in the smoke of a sage smudge stick. If you don't have sage or dislike it's aroma, you can use incense (try to find one that corresponds to your desire). Carry the bag in your pocket. Every so often, redo the blessing on it.

Caution: Crystals and gemstones will attract small children and quite possibly pets who might accidentally swallow them.

My advice should never be used as a replacement for professional advice. If you have health problems, consult a doctor. If you have legal problems, consult an attorney. Crystal energy healing and magic should be used as a supplement not a replacement.

Want to learn more about crystal and gemstones? Please check out my blog. I will be adding information on many crystals and gemstones and a variety of ways to use them.


Gemstone for Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing

Metaphysical Properties of crystals and gem stones

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Quartz Crystal

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quartz crystal metaphysical properties : power, clarity, healing, protection, balancing, energizing

quartz appearance: crystal clear to milky white, sometimes with rainbows or inclusions

Appearance: clear to cloudy, may have inclusions, rainbows, veils, bubbles etc... - Note: clarity isn't important when it comes to the metaphysical properties of quartz. Quartz is a power stone and is the most recognized type of crystal. Quartz enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy and enhances thoughts (which are a form of energy). Quartz is extremely beneficial for healing, protection, manifestation, meditation, and channeling. It can be used to store and retrieve information of all types (another form of energy).  Quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one's environment. Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals and divination tools and it can be programmed.  Quartz offers clarification and disperses negativity, purifies and cleanses negative energy. Quartz encourages spiritual evolution and wisdom. Quartz improves inspiration, creativity, concentration, studying, and retaining knowledge. Quartz's balancing affect enhances harmony in romantic relationships. Quartz offers protection as it counters and protects from negative energy. Quartz enhances psychic vision and spirit communication and other worlds when laid on the 3rd eye chakra. Quartz can help access ancient wisdom, divination, astral travel, manifestation channeling and dream work. Clear quartz energizes the crown chakra and to balance and energize all chakras.

small natural quartz crystal point - approx. 1/2"  was$1.59 now $.50 All sales final!

medium natural quartz crystal point - approx 1"+ was$4.00 now $2.00 All sales final!

large natural quartz crystal point Sold out!

quartz crystal tumbled approx 3/4 to 1" .99

Citrine Crystals

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citrine metaphysical properties: success, healing, abundance, happiness, purifying

citrine appearance: a clear yellow stone with possible white clouding, inclusions, rainbows etc...

Citrine is known as the "success stone" because it promotes success, prosperity, and abundance. It particularly promotes success in business, earning it another nickname, "merchant's stone", and is said to bring business if put in the cashbox of a shop or carried. Citrine is a stone of good fortune, although it brings good fortune in sometimes unexpected ways. It is a stone of manifestation, helping manifest abundance in many ways. Along with prosperity and good fortune, citrine imparts generosity, to share the wealth, so to speak. Citrine dissipates a variety of negative energies. Citrine doesn't absorb any negative energies from the environment which means it never needs cleansed . Citrine can be used to clear undesired energies from the home and restore harmony. Citrine enhances mental clarity, confidence, and will power and improves creativity and encourages honesty. Citrine can help with depression, doubt, and mood swings as well as overcoming grief and trauma. Citrine encourages happiness and cheer to the bearer. Citrine may lessen self destructive behaviors.  Citrine helps with spiritual awareness and psychic ability. Citrine purifies the aura of negative energy and makes a great meditation aid. It is very useful in all sorts of dream work. Citrine is used to energize the solar plexus chakra

citrine crystal tumbled approx 1" $1.29

natural citrine point 1"+ $1.59

Large Citrine Point 2"+  was$7.00 now $2.50 All sales final!

  citrine cluster 2"+ $4.99 

Amethyst Crystals

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Amethyst metaphysical properties: tranquility, spirituality, healing, psychic protection

amethyst appearance: a pale lavender to deep purple stone. It may be clear or cloudy with inclusions or rainbows

Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone. It works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Amethyst helps with legal and financial problems. Amethyst is believed to help heal with emotional problems and grief as it promotes peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It encourages emotional stability and inner strength. Amethyst can help overcome addiction and compulsive behavior. Amethyst enhances intuition and psychic powers. It helps to open a connection between this plane and others. Amethyst is beneficial for meditation and lucid dreaming and may help with telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance and angel communication. Amethyst offers protection against psychic attack, especially during spiritual work. Amethyst is associated with Pisces and the crown chakra.

small natural amethyst crystal point - approx 1" $1.59

large natural amethyst crystal point - approx 2"+ Sold out

small amethyst crystal tumbled - approx 1/2" .99

moonstone crystals

how to use crystals - moonstone for intuition, weight loss and love

moonstone metaphysical properties: intuition, love, emotional healing, peace and tranquility, safe travels, weight loss

moonstone appearance: translucent white, cream, peach or gray

Moonstone encourages emotional harmony and wellbeing. It has been revered for centuries in India as a stone which can bring harmony and good fortune to marriages and love relationships. Moonstone enhances your ability to relax and enjoy life, and it helps in divination, psychic abilities, peaceful sleep, gardening, protection, dieting. Moonstone has a female or goddess energy.  I liken it to the unconditional love of a mother Moonstone can be used to energize the heart chakra. Moonstone's calming female energy enhances (even in men) sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. Because it is a feminine stone, moonstone, offers protection (especially during pregnancy and childbirth). Moonstone helps in all aspects of love from attracting it to healing from a broken heart or loss of a loved one. 

tumbled moonstone - approx 1" $1.00

tumbled red jasper

how to use crystals - tumbled red jasper for protection and strength

red jasper metaphysical properties: justice, strength and protection, energy balancing

red jasper appearance: opaque rusty orange

Red jasper can be used to energize the root chakra. Red jasper is believed to be a useful stone for self healing and offers a steady flow of beneficial energy to support the health and well being of the bearer. Red Jasper is a powerful grounding gemstone that offers strength, and is recommended for those wanting to connect with nature. Red jasper can help in matters dealing with justice as it is believed to offer help in unfair situations. Used in spiritual dream work, red jasper may improve dream recall. It is a very protective stone that can be used to keep energies balanced. Red jasper can help maintain forward movement whether in a healing, spiritual or mundane capacity.

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tumbled snowflake obsidian

how to use crystals - tumbled obsidian for protection, grounding and healing

black obsidian metaphysical properties: protection, grounding, healing

black obsidian appearance: black glass

Black obsidian is a powerfully protective gemstone especially against psychic attack. It is also very effective in removing negative and unwanted energies. Obsidian is a powerful grounding gemstone, and useful healing stone. Obsidian is a gemstone that allows one to see negative patterns in one's life that may assist in overcoming those very issues. Obsidian can be used to energize the root chakra.

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tumbled blue lace agate

how to use crystals - tumbled blue lace agate for peace, meditation and communication

blue lace agate metaphysical properties: tranquility, love, communication

blue lace agate appearance: a lovely stone with varying bands of periwinkle blue

Blue lace agate has a tranquil, gentle, calming energy. It is often used to communicate with angels and higher beings. Because it is a calming stone that is associated with the throat chakra, it can help in all forms of communication from public speaking to negotiations (helps to get your message across). Blue lace agate offers a quiet protective energy. It encourages peace and tranquility and has a calming effect on negative emotions and stress. Blue lace agate is a good meditation stone that has the added bonus of improving intuition and psychic awareness. Blue lace agate can be used to represent the element of Air and the zodiac sign Pisces. It can be used to energize the throat chakra.

small tumbled blue lace agate was$.50 now $.25 All sales final!

large tumbled blue lace agate sold out!

tumbled bloodstone

bloodstone for crystal healing and chakra balancing

bloodstone metaphysical properties: strength, courage, healing, abundance

bloodstone appearance: dark teal green with specks of red and mustard yellow. The red spots were once believed to be the blood of Christ.

Bloodstone enhances courage and strength of mind and conviction in difficult undertakings. Bloodstone is believed to be a blood purifier and helps to increase life force (chi) energies. Bloodstone is used for centering and grounding. It encourages the bearer to remain calm in the face of danger and brings clarity to the situation. Bloodstone offers courage and helps to break down blockages in both the spiritual and mundane situations. It attracts prosperity and can help with business and legal issues.

tumbled bloodstone approx 3/4"  - was$1.59 now $.99 All sales final!                

rose quartz crystal
how to use crystals - tumbled rose quartz for love and healing and weight loss

rose quartz crystal metaphysical properties: love, emotional healing, romance, compassion, weight loss

rose quartz appearance: milky almost white to a translucent pink

Rose quartz is a gemstone of unconditional love. This gemstone has a definite feminine energy to it that is both powerful and yet gentle. Rose quartz enhances love energy including love of self, friendships, siblings, children and of course, attracts love of the romantic type. It's feminine energy offers potent protection (much like a mother) especially to women during pregnancy and childbirth and to children. Rose quartz is an excellent healer for emotional issues. It encourages the empowering energy of gratitude, forgiveness, kindness, compassion and acceptance. It brings happiness and has a calming effect. I like to gift someone who is grieving over the loss of a loved one with rose quartz. Rose quartz can calm and clear negative emotions like anger, jealousy and resentment. It helps overcome a difficult childhood or past emotional traumas. I have a friend who counsels troubled teens. He has the family members all touch a large rose quartz during the session. Rose quartz is useful in gemstone magic to attract love or to heal troubled relationships (platonic or romantic in nature). It can also be used for spells for emotional healing or to bring a sense of peace. Rose quartz can be used to energize the heart chakra.

tumbled rose quartz - approx 1/2 to 3/4""was$.50 now $.10 All sales final!

tumbled unakite

how to use crystals - tumbled unakite for good luck, growth, healing and connecting with nature

unakite metaphysical properties: earth energy, connecting with nature, healing

unakite appearance: a spinach colored green stone with patches of salmon color

Unakite is a gem stone for connecting with earth energies. Use it to help you find your animal guide, connect with nature sprits or when gardening. Unakite offers a reconnection with mankind and the world we share. It can encourage emotional healing in issues of abandonment and separation.

tumbled unakite - approx 1" .99

tumbled hematite

how to use crystals - tumbled hematite for protection, grounding and reflecting negative energy

hematite metaphysical properties: protection, grounding, reflecting negative or unwanted energies

hematite appearance: metallic black - Its name comes from the Greek word for blood because it's dust is red.

Hematite is used for grounding (it's noticeably heavier than other gemstones) and it's reflective nature makes it perfect for protection and to reflect negative and unwanted energy. Hematite can be used to energize the root chakra.

tumbled hematite - approx 1" was$1.00 now $.50 All sales final!


how to use crystals - natural lodestone is a natural magnet

lodestone metaphysical properties: a natural magnet used to attract desired energy

lodestone appearance: small dull black crumbly

A natural magnet that attracts money, business, gambling, healing, friendship, love, fidelity, helps w/ male sexual dysfunction, willpower, protection etc.. Add a lodestone along with stones that support your desire to ritual oils, incense and mojo bags to attract the desired energy. Example: Carry rose quartz with a lodestone to attract love.

rough lodestone - 1/4+" was$1.00 now $.50 All sales final!

tumbled green aventurine

green aventurine for crystal healing and energy balancing

green aventurine gem stone properties: prosperity, good luck, gambling, creativity

green aventurine appearance: a green stone that may or may not have tiny gold flecks within it

Green aventurine is a gemstone of prosperity, good fortune and gambling. It also helps with inspiration, creativity, and imagination. Aventurine bring friendship to one's life. It is also a stone of protection energies. Aventurine is used to energize the heart chakra. If you like to play slots, bless an aventurine gem stone and place it in your winnings to attract more of the same.

tumbled green aventurine - approx 1+"  1.49

tumbled carnelian

how to use crystals - tumbled carnelian to balance energy,creativity,  the artists stone

Carnelian metaphysical properties: creativity, balance, sexual energy, the artist stone

carnelian appearance: a deep reddish orange stone

Carnelian is used to energize the naval chakra, for enhanced creativity and to balance sexual energy (raises or lowers as needed). Carnelian is the "artist's stone" as it enhances creative energy allowing it to flow freely.

tumbled carnelian - approx 1"  .99

iron pyrite - fool's gold

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iron pyrite or fool's gold metaphysical properties - prosperity, logic, protection

pyrite appearance: gold, lumpy metal

Pyrite is a gem stone used to attract prosperity and for protection. It enhances psychic development but in a very logical sense. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding. Iron pyrite is also known as Fool's Gold.

rough iron pyrite - approx 1/2" .50

tumbled sodalite

how to use crystals - tumbled sodalite for meditation, communication, logic

sodalite metaphysical properties: meditation, communication, logic

sodalite appearance: looks like acid washed denim blue jeans

Sodalite is a very calming and sensible gem stone. These properties make it very useful in communications of any type especially in clearing up misunderstandings. Sodalite brings a sense of logic and understanding to arguments as it has a mellowing effect on the emotions. Sodalite is used in crystal energy healing on the digestive system and to lower stress levels. Sodalite can be used to energize the throat or brow chakra.

tumbled sodalite - approx 1" was $.50 now $.30 All sales final!

tumbled tiger eye

how to use crystals - tumbled tiger eye for protection, truth, good luck

tiger eye metaphysical properties: power, courage, protection and safe travels

tiger eye appearance: gold, brown and black bands that reflect the light - may also have reds, blues and grays

Tiger eye helps build confidence, courage in the face of danger, stamina, will power, strength and mental awareness. Tiger eye is very protective especially for those who are traveling. It can be used for grounding, manifesting and to attract prosperity. Tiger eye is believed to help one see deceit and lies.

 tiger eye approx 3/4"  .99

small natural geode slices

how to use crystals - natural geodes for protection, fertility, creativity

natural geode metaphysical properties: fertility, creativity, mother earth energy, protection, grounding

geode appearance: a pebble shaped stone that is hollow with crystals on the inside - they vary from very small.. to huge

Geodes are wonderful for anything to do with feminine energies. They can be used to improve fertility and creativity. They offer powerful protection during pregnancy and child birth and to protect small children. Use geodes to represent the goddess in her Creatrix form and to make a connection with the earth and universe. You can place objects inside a geode to purify and energize them. Geodes are very useful in energizing the root chakra and grounding. In meditation, envision yourself small enough to sit inside your geode to purification and healing. You can strengthen your aura with a geode in this manner as well. In crystal energy healing, a geode is good for anything to do with the reproductive systems (male and female alike).

natural small geode approx 1 1/2+"  Sold Out

natural celestite clusters

how to use crystals - natural celestite cluster to connect with the angels, meditation, astral travel

celestite metaphysical properties: angelic connections, healing, meditation, astral travel, dream work

celestite appearance: a pale dusty periwinkle blue crystal - the shipment I have in right now are the best I have seen.

Celestite is believed to help in connecting to the angels and divine dimensions. It believed by some that the angels gifted mankind with celestite in order to raise consciousness and to offer divine guidance. Celestite is a wonderful meditation aid as it raises one's energy to a higher vibration. Celestite can be used to purify and strengthen the aura. Celestite is an excellent tool for dream work and astral travel. In crystal energy healing, celestite can be used to detoxify and is beneficial for mental disorders. Celestite is used to energize the throat and crown chakras but can be used to balance them all.

celestite cluster 3+" across Sold out

tumbled black tourmaline

tourmaline for crystal healing and chakra balancing

black tourmaline metaphysical properties: calming, tranquility, helps with depression

black tourmaline appearance: black with inclusions

Tourmaline energizes the heart and calms the emotions. It may help one to overcome sadness and depression. Tourmaline is believed to bring a sense of love, joy and inner harmony.

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tumbled rhodonite

how to use crystals - tumbled rhodonite for stress relief and love

rhodonite metaphysical properties: love, stress relief, peace

rhodonite appearance: pink marbled or speckled with black and gray

Rhodonite is a gemstone for activating love energies in oneself and others. It is said to clear and energize the heart chakra, to removes tension and anxiety and encourages emotional balance. Rhodonite can be used to help bring peace by resolving conflicts within oneself or in relationships with others.

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Chakra Crystal Healing Kit

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how to use crystals - chakra healing crystals


Chakra healing stones and crystals

from right to left: red japser, carnelian, citrine, aventurine, blue lace agate, sodalite, amethyst, quartz point

Chakra crystal healing kit and study course

7 chakra crystals
1 quartz crystal point for charging
storage pouch
detailed instructions:

  • healing chakras with crystals and aromatherapy - a beginning  chakra energy guide

  • understanding chakras

  • cleansing and charging your chakra crystals

  • doing chakra energy healing on others

  • determining your clients needs

  • creating a relaxing ambience

  • a detailed chakra energy healing meditation

  • common gemstones used in chakra crystal healing and various    ways to implement them

Note: Though it is not required, a pendulum is a very useful tool in chakra energy healing as it can pick up inconsistencies that may have gone undetected. I do recommend Doreen Virtue's chakra clearing book and CD set below for those who need a recorded guided chakra meditation in order to stay focused.

You will find sage for cleansing your crystals here

Complete Chakra Healing Kit was $24.99 now $19.99
how to use crystals - natural amethyst cluster for psychic awareness and love

small amethyst cluster - sold out


I carry other items that might help you on your crystal healing journey or gemstone magick.
crystal healing jewelry
sage for smudging your crystals
Doreen Virtue's chakra healing book and CD set with guided meditation

How to cleanse crystals for healing or magick:

There are many methods for crystal cleansing. Choose the one that resonates with you.

How to cleanse crystals with salt

  • Bury your crystals in sea salt or kosher salt and let them sit for 24 hours.
  • Wash your crystals in salted water. Add 1 tablespoon per cup of warm water. Allow to sit for 24 hrs.
    If you feel inclined, ask your deity to bless your crystals.

Sun or full moon method for crystal cleansing

Lay your crystal out on a black cloth under the full moon or the sun. Choose a safe place where others won't spot them and take them. Black absorbs the energy from the moon or sun and helps draw into down into your stones. The goddess governs the night so you may want to ask her to bless you stones if using the moon energy. Likewise, god governs the day and can bless your stones if using the sun.

How to smudge crystals

Smudge your crystals in a sage "smoke bath". This is a traditional cleansing method used by Native Americans and it works well with crystals. Basically, you run your crystal through the smoke of smoldering sage. We sell sage wands with include instructions for smudging.
If you don't like sage smoke (smells like marijuana smoke), you can use incense in the same manner.
You can also burn certain herbs on charcoal tablets for special needs. Use rose petals to love and emotional healing. Use patchouli leaf for money etc....
Ask for your deity to bless your crystals if you feel inclined to do so.

How to cleanse crystal in a creek

If you are fortunate enough to have a private creek or stream nearby, please your stones in an area where they won't be swept away and won't be spotted by folks who might take them. Ask for Gaia's blessing and / or the water spirit. Don't use this method if the current is likely to carry them off. Or... place them in a mesh bag that is tied off securely.

How to cleanse crystals in a storm

Place your crystals out when a storm is coming. It not only cleanses them, it really energizes them. Don't attempt this if the storm is near or is already happening.

How to cleanse crystal through mediation

1. Place your crystals on a table and hold your open hands on them.

2. Breath deeply and relax.

3. In your mind's eye, see yourself pulling out the negative energy from the stones on your inhale.

4. As you exhale, see the dirty energy being expelled.

5. Do this until you are no longer able to draw off any more negative energy.
Lay your stones out as mention above. Breath deeply and relax. Lay your open palms on the stones while praying to your deity to cleanse them. Do this until you feel they are clean and pure once again.

Note: When leaving your crystals outside, make a note to recover them (I left mine outside for a month once and my husband almost mowed over them). Put them in an inconspicuous place so others won't take them. If you don't have a yard or porch, you can leave them on a window sill. Open the window if weather permits and it's safe to do so