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Crystals and Their Meanings

If you are looking for more information on crystals and their meanings, you've come to the right place!  Here are some of the most common and popular crystal types, and some quick healing crystal properties!  Sometimes crystals will come into your lives on their own, and you'll find that they were just what you needed!

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Crystal Meanings

Amethyst Cluster from Brazil

Aegerine is a powerful crystal that helps you stay true to your convictions, but also allows you to accept others for who they are. It is one of the most effective stones for helping you to let go of negativity.

Amethyst is part of the quartz crystal family. It is a great stone for protection, purification, and can also help promote a restful night of sleep. Learn about Amethyst >

Amazonite helps reduce stress, healing after traumas, and helps to soothe.  It is also a great stone for organizing. Learn about Amazonite >

Ammonites symbolize growth and evolution with their earth vibes.  They are also great for protective energy.

Angelite is a stone full of calming and healing energy that helps with stress, anger and grief.  It is also great for communication in general as well as spiritual connection.

Apatite is a stone known to help you develop your physic abilities, and clairvoyance. This is a great stone to keep around if you are trying to eat better or make healthier decisions as it helps with willpower. It can also help you release and detox from poor decision making and habits of the past. Great for the third eye and throat chakras.

Apophyllite helps you to start anew, and clear out past emotional traumas.  It is a peaceful stone and one to bring great happiness. Learn about Apophyllite >

Aragonite is an earthly crystal known for helping with the Root and Earth Star Chakras. It is grounding, helps you speak the truth, relieves stress and brings patience. It helps one to care for the earth.

Raw Blue Aquamarine from Brazil

Aquamarine is a stone full of calming and stress-relieving energy!  It is great for anxiety, communication, letting go, and more. Learn about Aquamarine >

Auralite 23 is said to be one of the most powerful manifestation and healing stones.  It is also known for calming energy, confidence, abundance, and love among many others.

Azurite is great for communication, personal growth, and calming anxiety and stress.  It has a natural vibrant coloring. Learn about Azurite >

Barite helps with communication and clear thought. Helps calm anxiety and nerves. It can also help you set boundaries. 

Bloodstone is a stone of grounding and protective energy! It can also help with courage, self-esteem, anxiety & fear. 

Blue Aragonite is known for its soothing yet joyful energies. It is associated with both the throat and heart chakras.  It is a stone of communication and empathy, so it is a great for healers, teachers, mediators and more. 

Blue Holly Agate is a calming and nurturing crystal and helps with sleep. It also helps with creativity and protection.

Calcite helps with communication, spiritually, and amplifying your energy. Also great for learning. Pink calcite is great for bringing one feelings of peace and well being. It attracts love as well as new opportunities. Helps to soothe emotionally and physically. Learn about Calcite >

Orange Carnelian Hearts

Carnelian is a stone of creativity, motivation and so much more!  It is great for energy, focus, vitality, and empowerment.  It is also said to help with stress. Learn about Carnelian >

Celestite is a peaceful crystal that helps to lift your spirits. It is also great for communication and creativity. The crystal of angels. Learn about Celestite Crystals >

Chalcedony is a stone of great love, both for self love (and confidence), and giving to others.  Also a stone for helping to improve relationships.  Perfect for helping with a great night of sleep including keeping nightmares away.  It is a stone of luck as well.  Learn about Chalcedony >

Chalcopyrite, aka peacock ore is an uplifting and energetic stone. It helps to calm nerves and push away stressful energy. Learn about Chalcopyrite >

Chrysocolla is a stone of communication and expression. It is also protective and empowering. 

Citrine is one of the most powerful stones for manifesting your desires. This is a rare stone, and thus natural citrine is harder to get. *Most ‘Citrine’ is heat-treated amethyst and has a bright orange look. Natural citrine should not be that color, and should instead be a light tan to yellow citrine color. Learn about Citrine >

Cobalto Calcite is a joyful and happy stone full of love! This form of calcite gets its pink or purple color from cobalt. Helps to bring you energy and a boost of cheerful vibes and excitement. Definitely a positive stone!

Cerussite is all about bringing on change. It is well known and searched after for its amazing sparkle!

Cracked Quartz is a natural quartz crystal that has been treated with temperature variation to crack it more. These cracks are all internal, so you cannot feel them on the outside.

Dolomite is incredibly balancing, and helps to promote patience with people who can often test your limits. It will balance out your chakras.

Elestial Amethyst is also known as skeletal amethyst or alligator amethyst. They are known to have an incredibly high vibrational energy.

Emerald is great for abundance, luck, health, protection, and safe travels. 

Epidote is a great stone for bring about hope and positivity as it releases negativity. Helps to change patterns and your mindset. Brings about optimism and helps to cure depression.

Fire Quartz is also known as hematoid quartz as it is included with hematite. It is covered with small little quartz points and has a bit of red hematite for a pink hue.  The official name for fire/hematoid quartz is Ferruginous Quartz. The combination of these two stones uses the amplification of quartz and pairs it with the balance and grounding from hematite.

Flower Agate Crystals

Flower Agate is a visually interesting stone that helps us reach for our goals and dreams.  It is a stone of passion and manifestation.  It can also help us with new beginnings. Learn about Flower Agate >

Fluorite is a harmonizing and grounding stone. Purple fluorite helps enhance the mind and decision making. It is also calming and helps you connect to your higher-self.  Yellow fluorite specifically helps you overcome feelings of shame. Learn about Fluorite >

Fuchsite is a super powerful stone! Basically will make you feel like you have an angel guardian around. Seriously just google this stone’s meaning.

Galena is grounding, protects you from negative energy, and gives you a positive and optimistic attitude. It can also bring stability and calming. Learn about Galena >

Garnet is a great crystal for attracting love and wealth. It can make you feel grounded and present in the moment. Great stone for manifestation and creating positive energy. It is the birthstone for January. Learn about Garnet >

Grape Agate is a protective stone that offers stability, self-confidence and security. It also helps you bring out your mature and and composed side, so if you often react immaturely, this one is perfect for you! It is also a crystal for dreams and meditation.

Gray Moonstone is a powerful stone of intention. It carries the energies of a new moon. It helps with perception, and is an effective stone for the clairvoyant and shamans. Learn about Moonstone >

Green Aventurine Obelisk Points

Green Aventurine is a crystal known for prosperity, abundance, luck, love and compassion. It is also a healing and calming crystal. Great for the heart chakra. Learn about Green Aventurine >

Green Opal is a great stone for mental rejuvenation, and helps to relieve stress and provides clarity. It helps you to be objective and gain a new perspective. It is also a great piece for aiding in sleep.

Halite is full of cleansing and purifying energy that helps to create positive energy in your space. It can help purify the air (much like Himalayan Salt does). It is peaceful and calming and can help balance moods.

Hanksite is known to be one of the most purifying minerals to keep around. It helps with change, especially the understanding of death. It is a strong spiritual stone, especially for connecting to Earth. It is harmonizing and can help to balance the Chakras.

Hematite is very earthy stone, great for balance and equilibrium. Helps with self-confidence. It is incredibly grounding too. Learn about Hematite >

Herkimer Diamonds are a powerful amplifier, manifestation, healing, dreams. It is the most powerful of the quartz crystals.  It holds all of the powers of a quartz as well.

White Howlite Spheres

Howlite is a very calming stone. Helps with insomnia and an over-active mind. Can also help with focus and concentration to help with success. Learn about Howlite >

Hypersthene is a stone full of power and and strong energy! It is a stone for grounding, calming, and protective positive energy.

Ibis Jasper is a great stone for calming overthinking minds, and helps with relaxation.  It is a type of jasper that breaks repeatedly during its formation, and is brought back together with a growth of quartz and chalcedony between the pieces. 

Kiwi Jasper (not technically a jasper) is a super calm and nurturing stone.  It also brings us joy and inspiration.

Kunzite is an amazing stone for the heart and love.  It helps with the healing process and allows one to be open to unconditional love.  It also helps with positive happy thoughts and protection against negative ones.

Labradorite is a protective and shielding crystal. It helps to naturally amplify your inner energy as well as increasing your intuition. Learn about Labradorite >

Lapis Lazuli is a great stone for communication and and relationships.  It also helps with anxiety, emotional blockage and psychic protection. Learn about Lapis Lazuli >

Larvikite is a stone that is supposed to help ground and protect against negative energies.  It is also said to help increase creativity and curiosity.

Lava Stone is a crystal for grounding energy and helps you through change. Lavastone can also be used as an essential oil diffuser. Learn about Lava Stone >

Lemurian Crystals have an even greater master healing quality. It is said that each of the ‘rings’ or lines shown on the Lemurian hold an ancient piece of knowledge, information, or a message. As you meditate you are supposed to gently rub your finger along the crystal’s ridges.  A true Lemurian only comes from one place.

Purple Lepidolite Points

Lepidolite is great for removing stress and calming anxiety. Also helps with depression. Guessing that the pretty sparkles definitely help!! Learn about Lepidolite >

Lodolite is said to be one of the most powerful healing stones.  It is calming, grounding, loving, and so much more.  It can also cleanse the chakras.

Malachite is a protective stone, especially for people who fly frequently. It helps to improve your moods and also helps with innovation. Learn about Malachite >

Moonstone is a beautiful white and black crystal with a hint of a blue flash to it (like labradorite). Moonstone is a very loving and female centered crystal, perfect for those who are looking to help with fertility problems. It helps to heal and make you feel whole again. Learn about Moonstone >

Moss Agate (aka Tree Agate) is a stone of prosperity and grounding energy!  It is also associated with loving energies, new beginnings and more.

Obsidian, a lava stone, is great at absorbing all things negative… energies, environmental, and technological garbage. It also helps to unearth lies, and therefore helps you find the truth. It definitely is a protective crystal! Learn about Obsidian >

Ocean Jasper is a multi-colored crystal ranging from dark green, to white, pink, orange and everything in between. It is great for joy, positivity, optimism, conciousness, stress. Learn about Ocean Jasper >

Onyx is a stone of positivity and helps to absorb negative energy.  It can help balance good and bad.  Learn about Onyx >

Opalite (a man made stone) is known for it's healing and positive energies.   It is also great for inner strength and self esteem.

Orthoceras (fossil) are great for bringing about and accepting change. They bring about a fresh energy and positive attitude.

Peach Moonstone has a very loving feminine energy and helps with calming as well! Learn about Moonstone >

Petrified Wood is super duper old, and is actually no longer wood. Over millions of years, minerals overtake the original wood and create a hard formation that looks as the wood once did. Petrified wood is incredibly grounding and helps you connect to the earth.

Pink Amethyst Geode

Pink Amethyst specifically is great for the heart chakra and is a stone of love and calm. It also carries the energies of regular amethyst. Learn about Pink Amethyst >

Pink Opal is a powerful stone for emotional healing especially when it comes to matters of the heart.  It is also great for calming anxiety, worry, or stress.   It is also a stone of hope and thoughtfulness.

Polychrome Jasper is beautiful and colorful recent find from Madagascar. It represents energy, vitality, passion and emotions. It is a fire element. Learn about Polychrome Jasper >

Prasiolite is a stone of amplifying energies! Prasiolite is a green form of amethyst that is known to amplifiy the energies within your own heart.

Prehnite is a stone known for unconditional love and inner strength.  It is incredibly healing and helps with fears.  It helps with dreams and is also used for spiritual connection.

Pyrite signifies prosperity and abundance. It is a protective stone that blocks out negativity and promotes overall well-being and uplifts your mood. (I can only assume it’s because sparkles make everything better HAHA). Learn about Pyrite >

Quartz is a master healer. It is able to amplify the properties of surrounding crystals, and can also cleanse them. Quartz is one of the few crystals that can not only be programmed with your intentions, but also does not have to be cleansed. Learn about Quartz >

Red Aventurine is a stone of revitalization and energy.  It helps one spring in to action with determination and a positive mindset. Learn about Red Aventurine >

Red Tourmaline is said to be great for confidence and courage as well as a motivator.  It may also be good for grief and opening up regarding emotions. Learn about Tourmaline >

Rhodonite is a stone full of balance and calming energy!  It is perfect fo meditation, grounding, and healing, especially healing of the heart and emotional balance.  Rhodonite also helps with confidence, removing doubt and allowing for clarity in confusing situations. Learn about Rhodonite >

Rose Quartz is the stone of love. That can include relationships, self-love, and compassion. It is a soft and nurturing stone. Definitely great to keep around. Learn about Rose Quartz > >

Rubies are a great source of energy. It is also said that these are a great stone for women, especially pregnancy. These rubies have record keepers that are said to hold ancient wisdom and a special message for the owner of the crystal. This makes them a great stone for meditation. Learn about Ruby >

Ruby Feldspar is a stone full of healing energy! Provides balance, courage, and can help to align the chakras.

Ruby Kyanite is a stone of grounding and positive energy as it is a mix of minerals! A stone of love, healing, and manifestation.

Rutilated Quartz Tumble

Rutile (often as rutilated quartz) is known for its amazing cleansing and purifying properties and can also recharge your chakras. Learn about Rutile >

Sand Selenite, aka desert rose, sand gypsum, selenite gypsum, etc. Has all of the properties of selenite, but is also known to each carry it’s own properties that are as unique as the structures themselves. Help with change and gaining a new mindset. They also guard your spirit.

Sardonyx is a high vibration stone known for happiness and optimism.

Selenite helps to cleanse your crystals without having to wait for the moon! All you have to do is place your crystal rings or small crystals on the selenite sticks, and it will take care of the rest. Selenite is one of the crystals that doesn’t have to be cleansed. Learn about Selenite >

Septarian crystals are made from yellow calcite, brown aragonite, limestone and barite. Septarian crystals are very calming, but at the same time are uplifting and joyful. They are great crystals to keep around if you frequently deal with group situations. They are also grounding.

Serpentine is a stone for meditative and spiritual energy!  It is said to be able to cleanse chakras and connects with Kundalini energy. Learn about Serpentine >

Colombian Elite Shungite

Shungite (elite shungite) stone is an amazing protection stone to keep around your house or office.  It is said to have EMF protective abilities. Learn about Shungite >

Smithsonite is a great stone for helping one when they are feeling overwhelmed, especially to help bring clarity to the situation.

Smoky Quartz (or smokey as some say) is a protective crystal that helps to block and absorb negative energy from your space. Learn about Smoky Quartz >

Sodalite helps with inner peace, logical thinking and clear communication. Helps filter thoughts as well.

Sphalerite is an incredibly grounding stone, helps to increase vitality (energy), is great for accepting changes, starting new jobs and making decisions. Learn about Sphalerite >

Stillbite is an incredibly gentle and loving crystal, and helps to brighten and uplift one’s mood. It helps to give you insight into situations that allow you to remain optimistic but grounded (realistic expectations).

Sulfur helps to find your calm and inner peace, and can help to give you patience. It can also help to absorb negative energies around you. So if you know of someone with anger management problems, this would be a great gift to give them.

Sunstone is a stone full of positive and empowering energy! It strengthens affirmations, mental clarity, self-worth and more.

Super 7’s are comprised of amethyst, cacoxenite, goethite, lepidocrocite, clear quartz, rutile and smoky quartz. These crystals are known to be super powerful pieces, and great for Reiki. Super 7 is also known as a melody crystal or auralite 23. Hold them up to a light to see the minerals better.

Spirit Quartz promotes harmony in addition to all the properties of quartz.  It is found in South Africa almost exclusively. Learn about Spirit Quartz >

Tiny Tiger Eye Spheres

Tiger Eye is a stone that helps you release fears and anxiety so that you are able to more forward and take action. You will be able to make decisions based on information rather than emotions. Great for goal setting and achievement. Learn about Tiger Eye >

Tourmaline is a protective crystal that helps to absorb negative energy. Pink tourmaline specifically helps to let go of old wounds, guilt and depression. It is a great crystal for self-love. Learn about Tourmaline >

Unakite Jasper is a stone of emotional balance and willpower such as healing of the heart and mind, and strength from addiction.  It is also said to help with sleep.  

Vanadinite is a stone associated with Earth, and can help to provide energy and strength.

White Aragonite is one of the rare crystals that can work with all of the chakras and allow you to realign all of them. It is a patient and stress-relieving crystal by being able to balance emotions.

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**Crystal ‘healing’ properties listed on this site are not medical or professional recommendations, and you should always consult a doctor.  Results of any crystals and their meanings or ‘healing’ suggestions listed are not in any way guaranteed.**