An Introduction to Crystals

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19th September 2017 / 20 comments

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Crystals have powerful healing properties, and many psychic readers carry their favourite crystals on them at all times, or store them in a special place to be used when needed. Crystals are considered a very thoughtful gift, as you are also offering healing to the recipient.

There are a number of different crystals and stones, and each have different special properties.   Knowing which crystal to use for which issue is a very useful skill. Here is an introduction to the most popular crystals and what they are used for.


Amethysts are perfect for those who are dealing with a lot of stress or anxiety in their lives; this gemstone has calming and balancing qualities that help sooth negative emotions. If you are feeling under pressure, keep this stone close, as it will help keep your mind clear and focused, and will help you relax when things get stressful. This powerful stone can also strengthen the immune system, so make use of it if you sense an oncoming illness.


This is a thoughtful gift for somebody who is going through a difficult time. Present them with this stone and advise them to keep it close so that they can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is one of the most popular and most sought-after healing crystals due to its power of attracting love. This stone has a gentle and warm energy, and it is believed to help the wearer attract all forms of love, from platonic to sexual. If you are feeling lonely or lovelorn, this is the perfect stone for you, as it will open you up to forming new relationships

Rose Quartz also has very powerful emotional healing properties, so if you are suffering heartbreak or feeling lovesick, you should keep this stone close, or gift it to a loved one who is going through a time of emotional turmoil. It is also makes a wonderful gift for those who need to learn to love themselves.

Black Tourmaline


Black Tourmaline is a crystal with strong protective powers, and you should use this stone if you wish to ward off negative energy. This stone is commonly used to protect the home, and it is recommended to place a piece in each of the four corners of your property to magnify its powers and create a powerful shield across your home.


Black Tourmaline is also a fantastic stone to keep close if you suffer from anxiety, as it expels negative thoughts and emotions. If you feel yourself having an attack, hold a piece in each hand and allow the stone to absorb the feelings, and you should begin to feel better.


Bloodstones have powerful energy, and pass this energy along to you; this crystal revitalises you and gets your blood pumping, helping you to feel awake and ready for anything. This is a great stone to use if you are in need of energy and confidence.

If you are having a hard time or are feeling low because of negative events in your life, the bloodstone will help. Bloodstones help you return to your former self, restoring your energy, passion and joy. This gem is great for athletes suffering from an injury; it promotes healing and helps increase physical strength.


Bloodstones are also useful if you are facing a challenge in your life; keeping this stone close will inject you with confidence and clarity, helping you face any situation and come out on top. Meditating with this stone in a calm, clutter-free space will help focus your mind and give you the mental and physical strength to succeed in anything you put your mind to.


Those who carry Jade will always find good fortune, and also realise that we make our own luck. Jade instills a feeling of self-confidence, removing self-imposed limitations or barriers to success, and helping the carrier to achieve anything they want to.


Jade is the ultimate good luck charm, and has been used by countless people  throughout history, including ancient Chinese civilisations and Vikings. The stone is cut up and made into jewellry, masks and statues, as well as being used to decorate tombs and weapons.


Meditating with Jade daily will help you discover and believe in your own power and resilience, and instill in you a confidence and determination to achieve your dreams. Incorporate Jade into the colours of your meditation space to really take advantage of the stone’s powerful properties.

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20 comments on "An Introduction to Crystals"

  1. Mechelle Townsend says:

    I would love to learn more about the crystals

  2. char9974 says:

    I would like to see more articles about crystals.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I will definitely be buying a Black Tourmaline crystal I think it would definitely help me in everyday

  4. Anonymous says:

    Definitely would love more articles about this. Very very interesting

  5. Anonymous says:

    Loved reading this article will be looking more in to this

  6. Anonymous says:

    Totally loved reading this article

  7. Anonymous says:

    This article is brilliant

  8. misty4868 says:

    I definitely screenshotted this article..

  9. sabrena3488 says:

    I learnt you also have to cleanse the crystals with sage- sometimes are emotional energy can get to heavy for the crystals .

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this article - it makes me want to buy some crystals now!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Learning so much about crystals recently. Thank you

  12. Melissa Soares says:

    Crystal is something i never thought about

  13. helen1884 says:

    An interesting article and it's great to know the properties of some of the crystals. Thanks.

  14. yvonne2717 says:

    I was given a pale skyblue crystal with white lines through it. Can anyone tell me what it is please?

    1. Denise Lawrence-Jones says:

      As far as I can tell from your description, you have a blue lace agate. Used for communication, calming the nerves and encouragement.

  15. helen1884 says:

    A great article with lots of information about crystals. Easy to read and informative. Thanks

  16. eileen8241 says:

    I would love to hear about more crystals, can this be extended?

  17. robert3830 says:

    What about fossils?

  18. rajasree2227 says:

    Wow..... its mind boggling!!!

  19. rajasree2227 says:

    Do crystals really promote positive energy in life?