Crystals and gems are like people, each one is unique and radiates a certain energy. How to choose gems? Analyze their properties and rely on your intuition. Here is a list of several of the most popular crystals and precious gems that are used in magical work and rituals, as well as methods for their use in practice.
In the article you can find a brief guide, which gems can help you in the practice.
A brief excursion into the history of the use of crystals
Many ancient cultures believed that the stones contain vitality, and therefore the shamans and magicians used them for rituals and healing. It is believed that in the lost city of Atlantis widely used crystal energy.
Minerals have also played an important role in various religions. The most ancient ornaments were found in the tomb of Queen Pu-Abi in Ur in the Sumerian Empire. They are dated about the beginning of the third millennium BC. The ancient priests believed that crystals were a force that defied all evil. The Egyptians depicted the eye of the sun god Ra with lazurite, and the Cherokee Indians culture used the same crystal to be used for healing.
The best stones for magical rituals
Agate is responsible for the work of thinking. The crystals of this stone are usually earthy in color, sometimes striped specimens are also found. Subspecies, such as moss agate, are in shades of green or blue.
Agate is associated with the Earth, the third eye chakra and mental issues. Direct the work of the stone to practices aimed at obtaining positive energy, treating mental disorders and getting rid of depression. The popular use of gems is in rituals connected with new discoveries, obtaining truth, memories and healing, as well as overcoming feelings of loneliness or sadness.
Carry agate if you are under stress or feeling unwell. You can also put a single crystal under the pillow during sleep, so you will have more energy while you are awake.
Amazonite establishes external energy boundaries, helps to get rid of rhinestone and condemnation. It has supportive properties, helping to recover from injuries and psychological harassment. Great for cell regeneration after physical damage, gout and arthritis. Helps fast the balance of the thyroid gland and the adrenal glands after stress.
Unpopular both among yogis and among jewelry, stone is ignored in vain. Astrofillite opens all the chakras and increases the ability to communicate and interact with multiple dimensions, as well as past, present and future. It activates all the chakras and brings light and energy.
Petrified resin is usually presented in yellow and orange shades. It is the color of the resin that gives a hint that it is associated with solar and fiery energy. It is recommended to use it in practice, aimed at the throat chakra, confidence, as well as a protective amulet.
If you need a little magic push when it comes to communication and career, wear an amber pendant, or leave the crystal on your desktop. So amber will work like a talisman from office gossip.
Amethyst is a subspecies of quartz crystal and is presented in a wide color spectrum of purple hues. Mineral is one of the universal stones, which is used to develop magical abilities. Associated with water, it is also associated with the zodiac signs Pisces and Aquarius.
Use the stone in healing practices aimed at the crown chakra, such as getting rid of depression and anxiety, jumping moods and relieving stress. At the magical level, amethyst comes to the rescue to sharpen the mind and enhance intuitive abilities. He also assists in the cleansing of the sacred place.
On the recommendation of the shamans, the ancient Greeks wore a crystal to protect against the influence of alcohol, so if you plan to spend the night idly, take a stone with you to prevent overwork.
Violet crystals relieve stress and tension, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. The stone helps to memorize and understand dreams, facilitates the manifestation of insomnia.
Heliotrope, or bloodstone, is a crystal of green with red or golden splashes. He is under the influence of the warlike Mars and the Sun. Add heliotrope to the group of crystals that you use in medical practices, as well as in rituals aimed at financial and physical well-being.
When it comes to bodily issues, this stone is often associated with the health of the circulatory system. Carry the crystal with you to make more money.
Diamonds are said to be the girls’ best friends, and this sparkling mineral has long been associated with marriages and engagements, but it is also used in love rituals. Diamonds are associated with air, fire and the sun, most often transparent or, sometimes, with yellow stripes. They can also be used for work related to astral travel and observation, meditation and intuition.
The stone is a conductor of powerful protective magic, especially that which relates to the house and property. It is he who is very popular in feng shui.
To avoid negative influence from the outside, place the crystals in the door and window openings.
People trying to get rid of bad habits, such as smoking, alcohol abuse, nail biting, nervous nutrition, will benefit from regular meditation with this stone. The mineral dissolves the negative and helps prevent the absorption of the negative. Hematite is a strong gem that increases self-esteem and survival, increases willpower and reliability, and gives confidence.
The scarlet grenades are associated with fire elements and the goddess Persephone. They also have the greatest influence on the higher chakras and are used in the treatment of problems with childbirth.
Use grenades in rituals that balance the bodiless and bodily beginnings. Add the mineral to a group of meditation stones to increase the magical power of other gems, or use them during lunar rituals to develop intuitive abilities.
Interestingly, the followers of some cultures believe that a stone obtained by fraud will bring a curse on the person to whom it belongs, which will be valid until the grenade returns to its rightful owner.