1. Selenite: The Master
This master mineral is one of the only healing crystals that does not need to be charged and can actually be used to cleanse and recharge other crystals. It is the most abundant crystal, and is found in ancient evaporated salt lakes and seas, and can be found from Mexico to Brazil and beyond.
Metaphysical healing properties: Selenite is a conduit to the highest level of conscious and all that is infinite – spirit guides, the universe, and intuition. It brings the spirit world to earth and reminds us where we come from, and where we are going after this life.
Physical healing properties: Known for its master healing properties, there isn’t much that selenite can’t be used for. Meditating on a desired outcome and carrying the stone with you can help to bring great healing and inner peace.
2. Moonstone: The Stabilizer
Deeply linked to the feminine and the moon, moonstone is a perfect stone to gracefully create harmony within and strengthen intuition. It was the stone of Gods and Goddesses in ancient India and is seen as sacred and regal.
Metaphysical healing properties: Moonstone can open you up to other worlds and the universe at large. It can also be used to combat materialism and manage the ego.
Physical healing properties: Moonstone can be used to aid the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity, water retention, hormonal problems, menstrual problems.
3. Aventurine: The Stone of Opportunity
Known for amplifying luck, prosperity, and abundance, aventurine is a good stone to take with you if you’re planning to gamble in Las Vegas. A variety of quartz, this stone attracts luck and assists in the successful application of new opportunities.
Metaphysical healing properties: Associated with the Heart Chakra, aventurine can create a sense of general well-being and emotional calm. It harmonizes the mental, physical and emotional bodies and reestablishes balance.
Physical healing properties: Aventurine is supportive of the heart, blood, and energy circulation, and can help speed up the recovery time from an injury, illness, or surgery.
4. Crystal Quartz: The Spirit Stone
Likely the most commonly known crystal, crystal quartz is seen as the window of light into the metaphysical world.
Metaphysical healing properties: This particular crystal contains the entire color spectrum, and can be used to amplify desires, prayers, and manifestations from the spirit world to the physical world. Meditate with crystal quartz and “program” the crystal with your intentions. You can then wear or carry your crystal with you to raise your vibration and increase the manifestations of your desires.
Physical healing properties: Crystal quartz is a master healer and is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, and increase the flow of qi energy in the body.
5. Citrine: The Money Stone
A type of quartz, the golden, yellow hue of this crystal is associated with its connection to money, gold, and wealth.
Metaphysical healing properties: Carry this stone with you to the bank, to business meetings involving finances, or place citrine on your desk and gaze at it while you work. Citrine can help you attract abundance and financial wealth and stability.
Physical healing properties: Citrine is known to stimulate the metabolism, and aid in digestion and nausea. It can also be used to strengthen nerve impulses, helping the brain fire more rapidly and sharply.