About Chakra Stones
The premise of working with chakra stones or crystals is that each stone has the purpose of magnifying or balancing the energy center you’re focusing on. In order to choose a healing crystal, you have to look at several stone attributes, including its energetic quality, color, and the intuitive or personal resonance you have with it.
List of Chakra Stones
Each chakra is typically associated with one or several stones. Here’s a list to help you chose your healing crystal depending on the energy center you’re focusing on.
Root chakra stones: Bloodstone, Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline
Sacral chakra stones: Citrine, Carnelian, Moonstone, Coral
Solar Plexus chakra stones: Malachite, Calcite, Citrine, Topaz
Heart chakra stones: Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline
Throat chakra stones: Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine
Third eye chakra stones: Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian
Crown chakra stones: Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Diamond
Healing Properties of Stones
Here’s a short list of the main chakra stones listed in alphabetical order and their healing properties.
Agate (Fire Agate)
Aligns the etheric body with the physical body
Assists in staying grounded
Intensifies passion and emotions
Stimulates the root chakra
Helpful for conditions of the bowels and sexual organs
Helps communication with ones guides and angles
Helps to understand the root cause of ones imbalance or disease
Helps reveal self destructive patterns of the ego
Helps those who feel they are not native to planet earth
Used to heal addictive behavior patterns
Helps with clarity of mind
Increases clarity of thought
Magnifies power of will and manifestation
Enables one to open to the energy of the divine
Assists in overcoming difficulty and adversity
Enhances physical stamina and energy
Supports endocrine system and proper metabolism
Builds confidence, courage, passion and power
Assists in taking action
Helps to overcome fear of taking action
Helps to detoxify and purify the body from bad habits such as alcohol or drugs
Calcite (Orange Calcite)
Brings solar energy to ones body and energy field
Helps with shyness or social phobias
Can assist in overcoming depression
Good for the endocrine system and hormonal balance
Access to divine energies
Facilitates connection with higher domains
Promotes truth and vision
Used to clear energy fields
Can help remove density in the emotional body
Used as support stone for other minerals
Clears confusion and cluttered thoughts
Assists in thinking clearly
Brings structure and focus to incoherent energies
Can remedy confusion, instability and dishonesty
Balances brain chemistry
Helpful with dizziness and vertigo
Strengthens bones and teeth
Harmonizes and balances the heart chakra
Aids in emotional and physical well being
Attracts abundance and prosperity
Strengthens energy systems
Helps to discover ones inner divine nature
Activates psychic centers at the third eye
Clears energy systems of the body
Assists in connecting with the gods
Invokes divine inspiration
Used in meditation and past life regression
Initiates kundalini energy
Evokes patience and appropriate action
Helps sort ones emotions
Can attune one to the moons energy
Helps stabilize female cycles
Obsidian (Black Obsidian)
Eliminates ones negative energies
Cleanses the auric field
Good for grounding
Cleanses negative emotional patterns
Removes blockages in the meridian system
Quartz (Clear Quartz)
Has memory and is programmable
Brings heightened spiritual awareness
Used to communicate with guides
Amplifies psychic abilities
Stimulates the nervous system
Growth of hair and fingernails
Quartz (Rose Quartz)
Heals the heart
Releases tension and stress
Dispels fear and suspicion
Calms the mind
Assists in releasing worry, fear, anxiety and past emotional trauma
Helps balance physical heart
Opens and activates the third eye, crown chakra and Soul Star
Cleanses the auric field
Clears congested energies
Lifts awareness to higher planes
Compels one to move forward in life
Helps remove stagnation
Stimulates root, sex & solar plexus chakras
Assists in taking effective action
Activates the intellect and sharpens logic
Energizes the body
Teaches balance between polarities
Supports general vitality
Strengthens the endocrine system
Tourmaline (Black Tourmaline)
Used for psychic protection
Clears auric field
Helps regulate the electrical and energetic systems of the body
Helps disengage from obsessive and compulsive behaviors
Helps purify the body of toxins
Supports cleansing of heavy metals
Protection from evil
Stimulates throat chakra
Helps balance mood and emotions
Heightens emotional intelligence
Promotes self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and release of regrets
Helps oxygenate the blood
How do Healing Stones Work?
Chakra stones are used to activate, balance, or amplify the energy of the chakras. Crystal healing is based on the belief that stones or crystals have a natural healing frequency that can be activated to contribute to moving or balancing energy around them. In the case of chakra stones, the vibrational signature of each crystal corresponds or resonates with specific energy centers.
You may use intention and intuition to activate the healing power of the stones. Active imagination or visualizations could help in accessing the space in which you can use stones or crystals in combination with chakra healing.
Energy is channeled and magnified through the crystal. It then affects or enters in resonance with the vibration or frequency of the chakra you’re focusing on.
How to Choose the Right Chakra Stone?
First, you can check the set of stones typically associated with each chakra. Note that the chakras can have several stones and you will need to determine which one works best for you and in which circumstance.
You may also use your intuition or intuitive perception to pick your healing stone. For that, use the intuitive sense or senses that are most developed for you. You may look at stones and see which ones are most appropriate because of their glow. You may feel the energy of the stone by hovering over it with your hand and feeling a tingling or heating sensation. Or you may just know which one to choose when you need it.
Chakra Stone Jewelry
If you’re wearing a healing stone as jewelry, you may consider a stone that supports your overall energy or fits a specific intention. The crystal could have a physical healing purpose, reflect emotional or spiritual aspirations – or you may just be attracted to a color that resonates with you that day. Remember that the stone power is increased by the clarity of your intention. So make sure you choose carefully.
I recommendation is to use a type of string or mounting piece that does not interfere with the stone healing power. Neutral materials, such as thin ropes, leather, or pure metals, such as silver or gold are good options.
Wearing chakra stone jewelry around your neck or as bracelet is a statement both for yourself and for others. Stones are powerful amplifiers and may radiate or attract energy both in and out through their natural qualities, symbolic and cultural meanings, as well as the personal affinities you have with them.
Using Stones for Healing the Chakras
There are many ways to use chakra stones for healing. Once you’ve chosen the stone you want to use, place it near or on the chakra location on the body. A laying down position is easier for working with crystals. However, you may use a stone while you’re standing or sitting by simply holding it in your hands or wearing it as jewelry on a pendent, in your pocket to keep it close to your body.
Focus on activating the resonance between the stone and your chakras with the power of your intention, meditation, or simply relax knowing you have the support of your chakra stone to harmonize frequencies.
Don’t forget to cleanse or recharge your stones before and after using them. For that, there are many methods including leaving them under water or salt water for a little while (use caution with salt water as some crystals are sensitive to it), leaving them under the sun or the moon light for the day or the night, smudging them with sage, burying them in the soil for an extended period of time for more intense regeneration.