Crystals and their properties

Note: this post can be used as a reference for the malas you have or are looking to purchase. Use CMD/CTRL + F to look for yours! They are in alphabetical order.

This post is meant to inform those that have purchased a mala through my webshop, and give more information about the stones and crystals I use in the malas. Remember that healing crystals are not a replacement for medical treatment, diagnosis, or examination. And if you intend to use crystals to protect yourself from your neighbour's bad vibes, maybe just go and talk to them :)

Before I list the main crystals I use, let's be clear that none of this is backed by science. And in a way, it can't be, because the use of crystals taps into a whole energetic realm that cannot be studied by what we understand as the scientific method in the first place (take it from a former philosophy of science student). What matters here is that the crystals carry certain meanings and energies with them, and if that adds any kind of value to you during your meditation, then let that be sufficient.

Everything is made up of energy

You will notice there are some man-made 'crystals' in the list. This does not mean they don't have any kind of energetic properties at all; they're just different. And if you're drawn to it, you're drawn to it. The rest doesn't matter! Okay here they come:



Heart, throat chakra | truth, balance, unity

"I speak my heart's truth for the highest good of all."

Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.

Healing: aids in cell regeneration and healing after illnesses, trauma or injury, and relieves muscle spasms. It is also useful in treating sexual disorders, such as lack of desire, impotence, vaginitis, sexual obsession, and priapism. It is also believed to aid in childbirth.



Third eye, crown chakra | peace, balance, serenity

“Infinite possibilities are available to me.”

Amethyst is know as the peace stone, which is ideal for those who practice meditation. Amethyst strengthens and enhances visualisation while also helping quiet the mind. It is believed to enhance one's ability to lucid dream. Historically, amethyst is known as a sobriety stone and has been used for hundreds of years to prevent addictive behaviours of all kinds.



Throat chakra | change, open mind, wisdom

"I am open to what the future holds, and act in alignment with my soul's purpose."

The ‘Stone of Evolution’, brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change within life. African turquoise opens the mind to new ideas, new possibilities and new existence. It is a stone that brings structure, balance and prosperity where it is due. African turquoise is a stone that awakens the soul to its intended purpose, helping us to see the need for development and metamorphosis, and provides the balance and confidence necessary to further the process of self-development.



Heart chakra | courage, clarity, guidance

“My heart and mind are in harmony.”

Blue beryl teaches you how to do only that which you need to do at a particular time and place by filtering out distractions and reducing over-stimulation. It is the perfect stone for dealing with a stressful life and giving you the ability to shed unwanted emotional baggage. Blue beryl helps you receive guidance regarding the next step in your life path. Physically, it is said to heal chronic fatigue, headaches and the endocrine system.



Root & sacral | integrity, courage, strength

“I am safe and secure.”

Fire agate is a stone of integrity, encouraging high standards of behaviour in self and others, and promotes passion in love and in life. Unsurprisingly, it awakens the lower chakras and lights your inner fire of life force, creativity, sexuality and will. It brings back the focus on the Divine blueprint of one's life purpose and increases the pleasures in everyday life, preventing you from burn-out.



Heart chakra | communication, divine femininity, harmony

"I welcome the different phases of my life."

Chrysocolla is a stone of communication. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. It encourages us to reveal our highest knowledge so that others may benefit from our experiences. A peaceful stone, it emphasises the power our words and actions have on those around us. It is also a stone of empowerment of the feminine energies, teaching that genuine power is best expressed through gentleness. It is a stone of the Goddess, and those who resonate with it will likely feel her ancient and enduring energies rising within themselves. Chrysocolla is powerful for opening and stimulating the throat chakra, allowing one to channel the loving knowledge of the heart to others.



All chakras | power, energy, clarity

I am a radiant being filled with all frequencies of light.”

Quartz is a powerful stone and has been called the ‘universal crystal’ because of its many uses. It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. This is why it is beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling. It can be used to purify on the spiritual, mental and physical planes, because it dispels and clears away negative energy. Quartz is well known for its ability to clarify thought processes and emotions, which can increase inspiration, creativity, and retaining what one learns. Meditating with clear quartz can help one to attune to the soul purpose. Clear quartz can open and activate all the chakras, but must be cleansed regularly.



Root chakra | grounding, calming, joy

"I go with the flow of the universe, knowing that I am protected."

The Dalmatian Stone appeals to the child within us all, fortifying the spirit and encouraging a sense of playfulness. It is particularly beneficial for those who are overly analytical, returning some of the intellectual carefulness back into the physical joy of simply being. It has a grounding energy, supportive of family and loyalty, and has a calming influence for children and animals. The tourmaline inclusions quickly dissipate negative energy and outworn patterns, moving you forward in life. Furthermore, it is a stone of service, reminding us that we can make a difference, no matter how small or large the act.



Root chakra | strength, courage, grounding

“I have the courage to be who I am.”

Born in fiery brimstone that bubbles to the Earth’s surface (and eventually cools), lava rock comes from the core of the earth. It is formed from magma that has erupted from a volcano, and is associated with earth and fire elements. It is a grounding stone that can help you connect with nature. It also ignites the fire of the kundalini and increases energy. Since the stone comes from raw energy, lave rock is considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. Tip! You can use lava stone as an oil diffuser. Simply add a drop of your favourite essential oil on the bead to create a wearable aromatherapy diffuser.



Third eye, crown & throat chakra | self development, confidence, intuition

“I welcome transformation into my life.”

Labradorite (also called Spectrolite) is considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation and magic. It is purported to help provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success. It is used in metaphysics for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are said to be reduced by labradorite, possibly due to its energy of self-confidence. Labradorite is said to increase intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, help with subconscious issues, and provide mental illumination.



Throat & third eye chakra | truth, inner power, organisation

"I see clearly and speak with confidence."

Lapis Lazuli is a stone of communication that can bring truthfulness, openness, and mental clarity. It is used to help you say just the right thing, as it brings mental and emotional stability. Its energy can help organise daily life as well as organising and quieting a busy or restless mind by enhancing concentration. Lapis Lazuli is a manifestation stone and meditating with it can attract strong manifestation energy.


DYED MAGNESITE (faux turquoise)

Crown, third eye & heart chakra | peace, grounding, introspection

“I love myself and others unconditionally and without judgment.”

Magnesite instills deep peace during meditation. Placed on the third eye, this stone enhances visualisation and imagery, and can promote dynamic and revolutionary ideas. It assists in producing an opening of the crown chakra, and can open the heart chakra, stimulating heartfelt love. Magnesite brings all forms of self-deceit to the surface. It brings grounding to the intellect and helps to recognise unconscious thoughts and feelings. It induces a positive attitude to life. Magnesite brings a calming effect to the emotions, promoting tolerance for emotional stress. It supports people who are nervous and fearful and helps them to overcome irritability and intolerance.



Crown chakra | eroticism, the Goddess, protection

"I allow the mystery of life to unfold"

Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love, and is a comforting talisman if love must be kept a secret. It was also believed to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger.

Moonstone is also the stone of love and eroticism, stimulating the kundalini energy and carnal desires. It is the ultimate fertility crystal. A moonstone necklace worn during lovemaking at full moon harmonises the body into the natural lunar cycle.

Healing: moonstone bestows a depth of feeling, a gentleness within the self that brings happiness to the environment in which it resides. Associated with the feminine, it enhances the intuitive side of the mind. To women, moonstone reveals their feminine power and abilities of clairvoyance, and gives rise to the kundalini energy. Moonstone helps men become more in-tune with the feminine aspects of their nature, and stimulates the right side of the brain, encouraging nonlinear thinking and emotional balance.



Heart chakra | self-love, compassion, healing

“I am filled with loving compassion for myself and others.”

Raises self-esteem and teaches us to love to ourselves. This stone of unconditional love opens the heart chakra to love in all of its forms. Lowers stress and soothes. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It reawakens the heart to its own innate love, and provides a deep sense of personal fulfilment, contentment, and self-love, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.



Solar plexus chakra | confidence, insight, good fortune

"I act in alignment with my inner values, regardless of circumstances."

Tiger’s eye is grounding and protective. It increases self-discipline and personal power, emboldening you to step out of your comfort zone in order to grow and challenge one’s artistic and creative talents, physical abilities and trying something new. Use as a support stone for determination and to overcome fear during exams, competitions, public performances, selling your creations in the market place, or presenting ideas in important meetings.

Wear or carry Tiger’s Eye for increasing insight and perception in unfamiliar places or circumstances, and for protection from the negative intentions of others. Tiger’s Eye sharpens the senses, helping one pay attention to details and prepare for positive action.



Root chakra | protection, grounding, balancing

“My masculine and feminine aspects are in tune with each other.”

This two-in-one stone can help to balance yin and yang energies. It shares the properties of its components: the grounding and deflection of negative energy found in tourmaline, which helps to release fear and worry, as well as the energy amplification and consciousness raising ability of quartz. Clear quartz is known as the master healer of the mineral kingdom and is often used for enhancing psychic abilities. It has the energetic property of amplification, focus, and programmability. Meditating with clear quartz can help one to attune to the soul purpose. Clear quartz can open and activate all the chakras, but must be cleansed regularly.

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