Soul energy is emanating from each of us. It comes through in a dance of vibration and color. Each of the concentrations of energy coming from us resonates with a color, and each of these colors is associated with the vibrational aspect of particular stones. It may sound like some kind of mystical or magical concept but in all actuality it makes perfect and logical sense to associate a “chakra” with a stone. Stones are a conflux of energy vibrating at a particular rate, they have a physical body as much as an etheric body which can be seen with Kirlian Photography just like the energy body of a human, plant or animal.
Everything in the universe is energy. What we call matter is comprised of an infinite amount of empty space with a smattering of varying vibrational rate particles of energy dancing about and forming objects that we can perceive with our 5 physical senses. It is also perceptible with our “sixth” senses or our “clairs” These extra sensory perceptions allow us to not only percieve these energies but also to interact with them. As we come into contact with the etheric field of an individual human and can get impressions psychically we can also come into contact with the etheric field of a stone or crystal and receive energy.
So when you hear of the metaphysical properties of stones realize too that they emanate energy for they are made of energy, as are we. When we associate particulate matter in the form of a stone or crystal with an energy concentration within our body we are allowing that vibrational rate to be absorbed by our own particulate matter. When we see color, we are seeing vibrational energy reflecting off of a particular item. That object absorbs all other color vibrations and emanates or reflects everything else and we perceive it as color. This is similar in process to the perception of the aura. When we see the auric color of an energy body we are perceiving an emanation of a specific vibratory rate. Each of the chakra points resonates at a specific rate, much like the color of a specific stone. The vibrational rate associated with chakras is just as rational as the color we see in specific stones.
Let’s look at the properties of some of the stones associated with a particular chakra to understand how they effect that particular chakra. Each stone will effect a chakra differently. Each stone can and will overlap and influence different properties of each chakra:
The Crown Chakra: Sahasraram
Quartz, Amethyst, Celestite, Jade, Diamond, Gold Calcite
Quartz is harmonizes and balances. It is believed to enhance energy thoughts and aid in mental activity and concentration. It is used to purify the spiritual, mental, and physical states. It is can be used as a protective stone. Quartz can be used for cleansing the aura. This crystal holds a particular relationship with white light in that it reflects with little to no color variation within as some other stones such as diamond run through the entirety of the visual color spectrum within them.
The Brow Chakra: Ajna
Amethyst, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Azurite, Turqoise
Amethyst is said to help open to communication, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is thus an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and to help you see your path. It has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness. Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal assist with a number of physical ailments. Since all dis-ease begins in the mind where amethyst is associated, it only stands to reason that this stone it will assist in healing.
The Throat Chakra: Vishuddha
Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Celestite, Blue-Laced Agate, Azurite
Lapis Lazuli focuses the mind with the body. It is said to increase awareness and spiritual connections. It has been used to organize thoughts and quiet the mind. It is a good stone for meditation. Lapis is also known to assist in spirit communication. Lapis brings assists us in our relationships as it helps to foster communication with others. It has been associated with increasing confidence. Lapis is additionally a good stone to help maintain family cohesion and understanding between parents and children.
The Heart Chakra: Anahata
Emerald, Jade, Aventurine Quartz, Rose Quartz, Sugilte, Turquoise
Emerald brings about a state of love as it is associated with the heart a stone of love and romance, and is reputed to bring both passion and domestic bliss. It brings and enhances harmony, joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition, intellect, communication, decision making, and promotes truthfulness and honesty. Emerald is used to enhance intuitive awareness and to bring forth manifestation. It is said to be a poet’s gemstone. It is a stone of protection.
The Solar Plexus Chakra: Manipura
Citrine, Rose Quartz, Aventurine Quartz, Malachite, Smokey Quartz, Hematite.
Citrine is said to promote success and abundance, especially in business and commerce. It enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and will power. It is said to increase and magnify personal energy and power. Citrine is associated with the connection to the spirit world and helps to clarify the connection between the physical and metaphysical realms as it clears negative energies from the aura. It is traditionally used in healing and is said to aid digestion and diabetes, and is especially useful in dreams.
The Sacral Chakra: Svadhisthana
Moonstone, Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Carnelian, Rutilated Quartz, Golden topaz.
Tigers Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger’s eye is also a very protective stone which is especially effective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger’s eye brings a special boost to the sacral chakra and to one’s personal power. Tigers eye can be effective in maintaining a constant state of manifesting in ones life.
The Root Chakra: Muladhara
Agate, Bloodstone, Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Carnelian, Rhodochrosite
Carnelian is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one’s desires, and brings prosperity. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the “actor’s stone”. Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras.
Remember one important thing when researching stones and their properties, the energies associated with each can and has been interpreted differently over the centuries so use a discerning eye when you decide on which stones to put into “practice” as they are only as effective as YOU allow them to be. No stone or crystal can change or influence your state of well-being unless you allow it to. Just as much as no stone can help aid your health or state of mind unless you believe it can.