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

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
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]”

There are so many crystals available it can be difficult to decide which is best for you. There are a number of ways to choose which type of crystal to buy such as choosing one of your birthstones or finding a crystal with properties which will help to alleviate any symptoms or problems you are suffering from. For example, Citrine is a calming stone and can help to overcome depression, phobias and fears.

Once you have decided which type of crystal to buy it is best to listen to your intuition and simply allow yourself to be drawn to a particular crystal. If you are in a shop then you can do this by closing your eyes, taking some deep breaths then opening your eyes and seeing where you are drawn to. If you cannot decide exactly which type of crystal to buy then you can also use your intuition to do this. Just allow yourself to be drawn to a particular stone. It can be quite surprising how suitable the stone is once you read the meaning of it.

If you are buying from the internet i.e. from our website, then this can be a little more tricky. First of all, find a website you feel comfortable with, browse through the pictures of the various crystals and pay attention to how you feel. You may find yourself excited by a picture of a particular crystal, or have an overwhelming urge to touch it. If this is the case then this is your crystal.

You might also find that this is not the right time to buy a crystal. You may see many crystals that look nice but none that you are particularly drawn to. In this situation we would suggest that you do not buy one.

Sometimes this is difficult as once we have decided to buy something we want to get it straight away. Please do not buy in this frame of mind, as it is likely you will then receive a crystal that you do not feel is right for you. Instead try to accept that the time is not right, bookmark the internet page and come back on another day.