Crystals are energetic tools, ways for us to focus our energy and intention. They can be excellent allies, but are only as powerful as the intention behind them. Below I've listed some of the basic properties of each crystal and the intentions they are best aligned for.
However, I've always subscribed to the notion that you should follow your intuition when it comes to crystals - do what feels right, and work with the crystals that call to you and draw your attention. Your intentions and practice are what you make it, but these general properties give you an excellent place to start.
Photo: A giant Arkansas Clear Quartz cluster at the Tucson Gem Show.
Meditating with rose quartz activates the heart chakra. This stone can aid in emotional healing & reawakening trust, while helping to release stress & tension. Rose Quartz is the ultimate stone of unconditional love - and encourages self love (an excellent reminder for self care).
Rose Quartz is perfect for intentions of compassion, love, self love, and self care.
A versatile stone - Clear Quartz is often thought of as the "universal healer", as it will amplify (and can be programmed with) any intentions, and will also magnify the energies of other stones nearby. It can be both clearing and cleansing of negative energies. Clear Quartz is truly the Swiss army knife of healing stones, and is versatile enough to serve just about any needs one may have.
Clear Quartz is perfect for intentions of cleansing/clearing away negative/stagnant energy, and for programming any new intentions.
Blue Lace Agate
A very soothing stone, Blue Lace Agate is excellent for anxiety relief due to its calming energy. These beauties can clear away toxic vibes and bring peace of mind. As a throat chakra stone, BLA can also assist in free expression of thoughts and feelings (and support self expression).
Blue Lace Agate is perfect for intentions of self expression, clear communication, and calming/soothing energy.
A strong grounding stone, Red Jasper can assist in keeping you rooted firmly within the nurturing energy of the Earth. This comforting jasper is said to assist with mood stabilizing and to help ease worries; working with it can ground you in a place of calm. Besides its stabilizing properties, Red Jasper can also be energizing. Its vibrant energy can help you overcome feelings of sluggishness, and help you to take action and move forward in your life with confidence.
Red Jasper is perfect for intentions of grounding, stabilizing, and confidence.
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. Aids in meditation. Can clear one’s energy field of negative influences and facilitate the creation of an energetic shield (for protection). Amethyst is also a sleep aid and can help bring calm and peace.
Amethyst is perfect for intentions of rest, sleeping well/dreams, protection, and transmutation of negative energy.
Image: A giant Amethyst cluster at the Tucson Gem Show 2020.
Blog post author: Kylee (owner/sole proprietor of The Mineral Maven LLC)