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Natural Crystals: Definition, Ancient Uses, Healing Power and List of Popular Crystals

In this world, when the majority of people are looking for alternative medicine or therapies, the usage of natural or healing crystals tops the list. Crystals are believed to contain various healing properties. Whether it is about bringing peace to the mind or fighting against negative energy, natural stones are the messiah for a wide number of people. Celebrities all across the world value natural crystals and even vouch for their efficacy. Natural stones have been used since ancient times for the production of medicines or for practicing self-care

Natural Crystals in a Nutshell

Crystals are naturally occurring rock formations that are widely praised for their distinctive shape, texture, and radiance. The energy of the crystal is thought to flow via the geometry of the stone, and different crystals provide different therapeutic energies. They generate energy while under pressure, and we may utilize them to identify, elevate, and direct energy to a specific source.

Using natural crystals can be relaxing for you, bringing you peace of mind as well as positivity. If you are losing concentration at work or feeling negative vibes around you, or you want to draw positive energy or seek well-being, you may consider using natural stones and crystals

Tracing the use of crystals in ancient times

The popularity of New Age beliefs, yoga, mindfulness etc. have given rise to the use of natural stones. You can find bracelets, earrings, pendants, non-jewellery or sage items made of natural crystals almost everywhere you go.

Although crystal healing is still considered a pseudoscience, there are some reliable sources that estimate the uses of natural stone trace back 6,000 years ago with the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. They used crystals in their magical formulations. Ancient Egyptians used turquoise, lapis lazuli, emerald, carnelian, and pure quartz in their jewelry. They also made grave amulets out of the same gemstones. The Ancient Egyptians typically used stones for protection and wellness. The majority of religions have used crystals and gemstones to some extent. They are mentioned in the Bible, the Koran and several other holy scriptures. Moreover, many ancient cultures including Greece, China, etc believed that crystals have healing properties.

The rise of the subject of Crystal Healing

A number of interesting experiments were done to understand the effects of natural stones in the early part of the 19th century. In New Age culture in the 1980s, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing approach. These practices were based on old traditions, with additional knowledge gained via experimenting and channeling. Moreover, the books written on crystals by Katrina Rafaell in the 1980s and Melody and Michael Gienger in the 1990s also aroused interest in the mind of people.

Let’s come to know about some of the popular natural crystals

Quartz– Rose quartz is the stone of “unconditional love.” People who want to nurture and manifest love of all kinds, go for Rose Quartz. Clear Quartz is believed to help align all your chakras and energetically attune to all other crystals. It is also an amplifier crystal, meaning it makes the energies of other stones around it stronger. 

Amethyst– Amethyst is for those who are determined to get out of addictions and disruptive behaviors.  Amethyst enhances your intuition and it may calm your nervous system. Linked to the Crown Chakra, it is our absolute favorite for spiritual activation. 

Moonstone– Moonstone is the epitome of change, patterns and inner cycles. Moonstone improves intuition as well as inner wisdom.

Black Obsidian– This crystal has reflective nature and it protects your aura from negative energies. 

Jasper: Jasper is a nurturing stone that is said to provide support during stress but also stamina. Red jasper is linked to the Root Chakra, providing grounding, balance, & stability.

Bloodstone: This natural crystal is believed to improve circulation and provide support for blood-related issues.

Tiger’s eye: This may help your mind and body get rid of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. This also provides motivation. Linked to the Root Chakra, Tiger’s Eye is a very grounding stone. However, it helps the bottom 3 chakras. 

Citrine: Linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra, this natural crystal brings joy and enthusiasm to your life. Citrine is believed to spark creativity, enthusiasm, and concentration. Citrine is the most known stone for manifesting abundance, prosperity & wealth.

Turquoise: Turquoise is believed to soothe emotions and attract good luck.

Sapphire: Those who want to manifest prosperity, may go with Sapphire.

Jade: Jade is a well-known stone for prosperity and luck.

Bottom Line

Each healing natural crystal has unique traits and powers. You can use a natural crystal to naturally heal yourself and remove stress and negativity, depending on its benefits. 

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