Ten Healing Crystals for Women
Excerpt from: A Guide to Gem and Crystal Therapy
by Karen Ryan, Crystal Energy Therapist
Crystals can be used to assist women of all ages and in all stages of
healing. The awakening of the Self to a spiritual journey is not an easy task.
It can demand much time and resources to achieve self-development and
growth. Some choose not to undertake the risks and perils of peeling off our
defenses to become fully human and alive, and to experience the full wealth of
"Isis Unveiled" is a term which refers to the Egyptian goddess whose face
and form was covered with a red cloth, symbolic of the ignorance and
emotionalism that stood forever between a person and Truth. To the wise, Isis
lifts her veil, dispelling and revealing the mysteries of the Universe. The
inner journey becomes sacred to those who can withstand the intensity of full
Crystals have a healing role to play in this fantastic journey. Like the
mysteries of a woman's consciousness, crystals help to contain the inner
processes of "Isis Unveiled", and help to prepare the unveiling of female
consciousness through healing all levels of her being. Crystals provide
protection and give sanctuary for the deep healing a woman does within herself. I
have listed a selection of ten crystals and gemstones from a group of
forty-four that are useful in healing women and women's issues.
A "Gentle Stone". Amber is very soothing and calming to the nerves. It can
uplift a negative disposition and encourage you to take life less
seriously. It promotes fidelity in relationships. As a self-healing stone, amber
guides the emotions into a clearer mental outlook and to take greater
responsibility for one's choices in life. It is also excellent for soothing
emotions during post-operative care. See also Jade.
A "Master Healing Crystal". Amethyst purifies and transmutes negativity.
Amethyst provides protection and balance during transition periods. It
reduces the feeling of being victimized, giving you a spiritual perspective on
life's circumstances. The lavender-pink colour amethyst relates to the Heart
chakra, to open and lighten up a betrayed heart and to heal the sense of
loss of life and innocence. The blue-red colour amethyst promotes a deep
spiritual connection between one's self and one's life challenges, supporting
the challenge one has taken on, giving patience and calmness despite
overwhelming odds. The Chevron Amethyst (banded white and purple) helps peel off
old karmic patterns to promote self-love and the ability to get along with
others especially with one's Soul Mate or family members.
Apache Tears (transparent Obsidian)
The "Grief Stone". Apache Tears allow for tears to be shed, stimulating
emotional spontaneity and the release of barriers that prevent you from
experiencing deep sorrow. This stone is excellent for transmuting one's own
negativity under stressful situations. The Apache Tear is a dark black stone of
obsidian and when held up to the light appears transparent. However, it
has been noted that the grief one feels goes into the stone and can turn it
Coral - Red Coral
A "Woman's Stone". Red Coral quiets the emotions and dispels feelings of
despair and despondency. It encourages a passionate energy, and stimulates
and strengthens female reproductive organs through tissue regeneration. This
stone relates well to the Spleen meridian for blood circulation, and to
purification of the kidneys and bladder. Red Coral is considered to be "The
Blood of Mother Earth" by Native Americans and is considered particularly
precious by Tibetan women for menstruation and fertility.
The "Sex Stone". Garnet strengthens the life force and provides for the
spontaneous availability of energy when needed. This gemstone is especially
good for the restoration of victimized and abused women, helping them
reclaim lost power. It promotes regeneration of emotional energy and the
acceptance of one's thoughts and emotions. Garnet stabilizes energy devoted to
accomplishing one's purpose. It also empowers and strengthens the Root and
Navel chakras. Garnet heightens sexuality (the physical aspects) and increases
A "Crystal of Tranquility" . Jade soothes the emotions and helps keep the
peace for community relations. It provides a sense of self-worth,
self-sufficiency and capability in dealing with any situation. Jade promotes harmony,
balance, and tranquility through emotional detachment. Jade is excellent
for recovery after an unpleasant experience (minor surgery, divorce,
funerals, loss of job). See also Amber.
A "Nurturing Stone". Jasper makes it easier to use one's own power and to
know that it cannot be taken away. It calms aggressive energy, and
facilitates safety and protection during recovery periods (e.g., from stress,
operations, and other life traumas). Red Jasper provides lively fresh energy and
reduces feelings of being victimized. Yellow Jasper balances hormones and
protects during travel. Green Jasper restores energy and focus during
recovery from burnout.
"The Love Stone". Rose Quartz is a Master Healer and transmutes emotional
negativity at all levels. It enhances meditation and healing by harmonizing
and balancing energy fluctations. Rose Quartz embodies the expression
"Love Conquers All". It is excellent for calming the Heart and Solar Plexus
chakras after situations involving emotional upheaval, chaos, trauma, or
crisis. Rose Quartz allows love to come to the wearers who have trouble finding
love within themselves to give to either themselves or to others. This is
also a great friendship stone to give to someone you care for.
The "Emotional Balancer Crystal". Smokey Quartz clears and transmutes
negative emotions. This crystal is an excellent stabilizer for mood swings and
grounds all kinds of negative energy. Excellent for PMS sufferers and other
cranky persons. It is an excellent crystal to use in times of stress, and
to rebuild emotional burnout by offering protection during the healing
period. Smokey Quartz reduces the fear of failure, unblocks self-limitations,
and lets you risk trying some new experiences.
"A Stone of Peace". Sodalite helps alleviate insomnia caused by overactive
mental chatter. It helps to dispel irrelevant thoughts, provides mental
focus, and maintains logical reasoning with regard to emotional upsets.
Sodalite promotes issues of trust, enhances companionship and the commonality of
goals with others. It is excellent for busy women who find no time for
peace, who need to relax and to restore one's mental energies. [Sodalite is
actually a "rock" composed of several types of micro-crystals. ]
A Note on How to Use Crystals for Healing
By wearing the crystals throughout the day for 21 days - preferably as a
full necklace, as a pendant, or in a small pouch at the Heart Chakra -the
vibrations of the crystals will continue to affect areas of the imbalance,
restoring a positive state where the imbalance has occurred. The effects of
crystal healing at the emotional and psychological levels are subtle, yet
are often noticed more by others than yourself!
Some Hints On Crystal Healing
Your commitment to the crystal is part of the healing process. Let the
crystal do the work for you.
It is best not to wear more than two crystals at any one time if you are
new to crystal healing, as many find the effects too distracting. The length
of time to obtain the effects desired will depend on the quality of the
crystal (size, colour, energy charge), location of wear, duration, and the
crystal's appropriateness to your healing issue. Some crystals are better
suited to the overall underlying problem than to just treat superficial
symptoms. Select your crystal with an honest outlook on the problem.
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