Crystal healing has been used for thousands and thousands of years. Crystals and gemstones work with electromagnetic energies and are said to absorb, focus and transmit energies. They each have unique vibrations which can help to restore balance within the body’s energy systems. Some contain minerals which have special therapeutic properties, for example, Malachite contains Copper which can help aching joints and muscles.

Crystals and gemstones work on a holistic basis treating the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspect of our being. Many people believe that crystals and gemstones hold special mystical powers or qualities. There are traditions and lore relating to each crystal and we endeavour to provide in-depth information relating to each crystal or gemstone we sell.

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Crystals have been linked to signs of the zodiac for thousands of years. There are a number of crystals related to each zodiac sign, some are related to month of birth and others from planets connected to the zodiac signs.

You should still use your intuition when choosing a stone and if you do wish to wear a stone associated to your zodiac sign then choose the one from the list below that you feel most comfortable with.

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When you receive your crystal for the first time it is very important that you cleanse it.

Crystals absorb energy and when you receive your crystal it will have been handled by many different people, collecting energies each and every time. Therefore, it is very important to ’cleanse’ your crystals as soon as you receive them and on a regular basis thereafter, this can be daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on use. You will also need to charge and program your crystal after cleansing (see the charging and programming crystals information pages).

If you are using crystals for healing it is extremely important to cleanse them before and after every healing session. If you have a received a crystal as a gift then this might have been cleansed and programmed specifically for you. You will need to check with the person who gave you the crystal but if this is the case then the crystal will not need cleansing.

The cleansing process is not ’physical’ cleaning with soap and water. Crystals function by absorbing energy from their surroundings and then correcting imbalances.

If crystals are not cleansed they can become overloaded, their effectiveness is then reduced and negative energies can actually be released from them. The cleansing process is intended to cleanse the crystal of its stored energies and restore it back to its original state so that it can work effectively. Read more

Birthstones have been used for centuries to celebrate births. Wearing crystals associated with your month of birth is thought to bring good luck and protection.

The first crystal shown for each month is generally accepted as the modern birthstone given for that month. The other alternative stones shown are from Indian (Ayurvedic) and Tibetan origins.

You should still use your intuition when choosing a stone and if you do wish to wear a stone associated to your month of birth then choose the one from the list below that you feel most comfortable with.

January – Garnet, Rose Quartz

February – Amethyst, Onyx, Moonstone

March – Aquamarine, Rock Crystal, Bloodstone

April – Diamond, Clear Quartz, White Sapphire

May – Emerald, Beryl, Chrysoprase

June – Pearl, Moonstone, Opal

July – Ruby, Carnelian

August – Peridot, Jade

September – Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Diamond

October – Opal, Tourmaline, Zircon, Aquamarine

November – Topaz, Citrine, Pearl

December – Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Zircon

Once your crystal has been cleansed you will need to energise or charge it so that it can continue to release its own natural vibrations and energies. There are many different ways to do this.

Energising crystals is as important as cleansing them and should be done regularly. Feel free to choose whichever method you feel is best for you and your crystals. You may want to use one, some or all methods when energising your own crystals and whatever you wish to do is fine.

Energising Methods

Water Energising
Allow your crystals to sit in a drinking glass or bowl under cool running tap water for several minutes, 10-20 minutes should be long enough. If you are near to a natural running river, stones can be placed in an open mesh bag and left for a short time in the running water. Running water can also cleanse as well as energise the stones at the same time.

Important. Please check that your crystal can be emerged safely in water. Some crystals should not be left to soak in water as this can have an adverse effect on them, particularly porous crystals or those with high metal content. Read more

Crystals can come in many different shapes and sizes and this can have an effect on the healing qualities. Below are descriptions of some of the different shapes available:-

Clusters consist of a group of small crystals that have grown naturally joined together. Clusters can be excellent for enriching a living environment or workplace. Depending upon their properties they can cleanse, invigorate or calm an atmosphere.

Cut crystals
Cut crystals are crystals that have been cut and polished into shapes such as pyramids, wands, eggs or spheres, which can make them very attractive. If they are well cut the energy of the stone can be maintained and sometimes amplified. Read more

Crystals can be dedicated to the purpose for which you wish to use them. This means that the energies of the crystal can be focused for the highest good. This should be done after cleansing and charging.

To program your crystal you should sit with it in your hands for a few minutes. Then visualise a light surrounding the crystal. State that the crystal is dedicated to the highest good of all who will use it and then state clearly your intention for the crystal. Be as specific as you can. For example, if you are seeking healing then say precisely the condition that you wish to be healed and what you want to happen. However, do ensure that you are asking for the correct outcome and that you have the correct crystal for the purpose.

You can state the intention several times to anchor the intention into the crystal.

Here is an example of what you may wish to say when programming your crystal:-

“This crystal is to be used in light and love. I dedicate this crystal to the highest good of all and I program this crystal for [your purpose]”

Crystal healing works with your inner self and helps bring your mind, body and spirit into balance.

Crystal healing has been used for thousands of years and was once viewed as very special. Historically, many powerful people would receive crystal healing because the crystals used were very sacred and expensive and only people in high places could afford them.

Over time the skill of crystal healing has faded away, the world has moved on and medicine has developed. However, today people are realising that stress is a major factor or cause in most illnesses and are keen to explore avenues other than traditional medicine.

Although the number of crystal healers has started to increase slowly it is still largely unknown and some people are unsure and sceptical about its validity. Read more