In Sandra’s Rose Drake says, “my uncle tryna change my energy with stones and crystals, but it's gon' take more than that for me to control my issues.” Little does he know if used to right way stones and crystals could have a significant impact on controlling his problems!
Here is a list of the most common crystals in order of color: Red Jasper, Carnelian, Citrine, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, and Clear Quartz. They form underground in different parts of the world. For example, Amethyst can be found commonly in places like Brazil and Uruguay. When crystals are found and kept in their natural form, they are considered “rough.” When they are shined, and the rough edges are gone, they are deemed tumbled.
Red Jasper can provide gentle stimulation, grounds energy and rectifies unjust situations. A great time to use this stone is to wear it as a “worry bead” to calm problems before they escalate.
Egyptians wore carnelian to calm anger, jealousy, and envy. Carnelian can bring abundance; it motivates for success in business. It’s known to perfect for daydreamers to become in tune with everyday reality!
Citrine is naturally pale yellow. Most citrine that is sold is heat-treated amethyst. You can use citrine to reveal you're natural wisdom and become more naturally balanced. It should be kept in contact with the skin (necklace, bracelet, etc.)
Jade has been a sacred stone for centuries in oriental cultures. In China, it was included in graves to give vitality to the deceased. Using jade can help you become more self-sufficient and help identify with yourself on your spiritual journey. Jade can also helpful as an insightful dreaming stone.
Lapis Lazuli is said to be a key to spiritual fulfillment. It has a very high spiritual vibration and is protective. Lapis Lazuli can assist with speaking your truth by releasing repressed anger through honesty and compassion. It was also a one of the most prized stone in Egypt, believed to lead the soul into immorality and open the heart to love.
Blue Lace Agate is a gentle crystal used when you need to start over. If you need help tapping into your sensitive side or counteract mental stress Blue Lace Agate can help (Drake might want to look into getting a hold of some)!
Amethyst is a form of quartz. It can be used to bring higher spiritual intuition. Like Jade, Amethyst is also a dreaming stone. If you have addictions or problems with over indulging Amethyst can assist in overcoming them. This is an admirable stone to use for meditation.
The mighty Clear Quartz is also called the “universal stone” because it can be used for all things! Quartz can have an extremely high vibration according to type. Quartz can store information and dissolve problems due to karma.
If you don’t know if stones and crystals can change your energy, try using some! You might be surprised at the way you feel. They may not solve all your problems, but they might help!
**Disclaimer: Crystal healing and other types of energy work are not to be considered as a substitute for conventional medicine.