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Crystals & the Chakras

Crystals & the Chakras

Posted by Rev. Dr. Joshua Sidgwick on 7th Jul 2024

Crystals and the Chakras have become an important part of Western Spirituality over the past century, yet sometimes it can be confusing as to what is what with all of the information out there. Here is a summation of a lot of information regarding the Crystals and the Chakras.

Hailing from the Eastern traditions of spirituality, the Chakras have become well known throughout the Western world and, as such, so have the crystals associated with them. The word ‘Chakra’ comes from the Sanskrit word that quite literally means ‘wheel’ - of which is a great way of looking at them as they are quite literally spinning discs of energy within and around our physical bodies.

Many people choose to focus on the main seven chakras that run from the base of the spine to the crown on top of the head. I, however, have worked with many crystal healing clients over the years with as many as fifteen different Chakras - both within and around the body. Throughout this time, I have also done a lot of meditation to receive guidance on what crystals are aligned with each Chakra.

Please keep in mind that this is written from my experiences, learning and what I have received in meditation. I offer no guarantees that this will work for you as an individual as we are all different. Also, no advice written here is a replacement for advice from any professional medical practitioner in any medical field. With that out of the way, it’s on to learning about crystals and the Chakras.

Earth Crust Chakra

This is an amber coloured energy centre that resides in the energy field and sits approximately 12 inches below the physical feet. It is a Chakra that grounds and centres our soul in the physical body on this Earth as it sends energetic roots down into the Earth’s Core.

One of the crystals aligned with the Earth Crust Chakra is that of  Smoky Quartz due to its ability to help us ground and centre our body, mind and soul. Another is that of Amber due to its ability to help us find joy in our life here on Earth as well as its connection to trees which put physical roots down into the Earth.

Feet Chakras

These are an energy centre in each foot that have a brown glow about them as they form almost little mini tornadoes that spin in the soles of our feet. They are Chakras that help with stabilisation in life in such a way that is aligned to the concept of being sure footed.

One of the crystals aligned to the Feet Chakras is that of  Lava Stone of which solidifies as it flows, much like the decisions we make turning into reality as we travel forth. Another is Mahogany Obsidian as it helps us to stand up and stand strong in our choices we make in life.

Base Chakra

This is an energy centre that sits at the base of the spine, where the tailbone is, that has a red glow about it. It is a Chakra that has the energy of abundance and earthly needs about it as its focus is on ensuring our basic needs are taken care of.

One of the crystals aligned to the Base Chakra is that of  Garnet which helps with fortifying our survival instinct by helping to make sure our basic needs are taken care of. Another crystal is Red Aventurine which helps to provide a level of vigour and ‘get up and go’ to guide us towards seizing the opportunities that come our way.

Sacral Plexus Chakra

This energy centre sits within the pelvic region between the hips, around the genitals, and it has an orange glow about it. Such a Chakra has a focus centred around creativity and sexuality as it helps us to express ourselves in ways that lead to creation.

One of the crystals aligned to the Sacral Plexus Chakra is Orange Carnelian that helps with revitalisation of the sexual centre to increase the desire for creative purposes. Another crystal is Brown Goldstone which can help us be free from hindrances that create ‘artist’s block’ so that ideas may flow with ease.

Solar Plexus Chakra

Such an energy centre sits within the centre of our belly and casts a yellow glow that shines forth from our navel. This Chakra helps with our self-confidence and our baser instincts, often referred to as our ‘gut instinct’.

One of the crystals aligned to the Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow Jasper which helps us to remain safe on our journey as it tunes our ‘gut instinct’ to that which is around us. Another crystal is Gold Tiger Eye that helps with our self-confidence as it gives us the ability to stand tall and let loose an inner roar that clears out any hindering thoughts and feelings.

Hand Chakras

These energy centres sit in the palms of our hands and appear as little silver spheres that look like polished balls of silver. These Chakras have a focus of giving and receiving with the dominant hand being the one that gives while the non-dominant hand receives energy from the Cosmos.

One of the crystals that is aligned to giving is that of Hematite as it transfers and amplifies outgoing energy. While a crystal that focuses on drawing in and receiving energy is Pyrite as it creates a spark of energy that attracts the desired energy in like a moth to a flame, so to speak.

Please Note: Be very cautious when using Hematite if you have a pace maker as this crystal can carry an electromagnetic charge.

Heart Chakra

This energy centre resides in the centre of the chest, between the two nipples, and emits a beautiful green glow with a centre of soft pink, like that of a blooming rose. Such a Chakra centres on the energy of love for others and self-love.

One of the crystals aligned to the Heart Chakra is Emerald of which is aligned to the green energy of love for others that expresses itself through helping and caring for others. Another crystal is Rose Quartz which helps with the energy of self-love grow from within to help us take care of ourselves in the ways of compassion which in turns helps others.

Throat Chakra

This energy centre sits in the centre of the neck, where the Adam’s Apple on a male is, and it emits a deep blue glow. With its location, it is understandable that such a Chakra has a focus on communication and truth.

One of the crystals aligned to the Throat Chakra is that of Blue Lace Agate which helps with compassionate communication where all parties can have their voices heard in a positive manner. Another crystal is that of Dumortierite which helps to organise and discipline the mind so that the truth of all situations is at the forefront at all times.

Ear Chakras

These energy centres are located within the ear canals of the physical ears and have the appearance of two outward facing funnels that have a magenta coloured glow. They draw in divine communications and allow us to hear things on a subtle level through a process called ‘Clairaudience’ or ‘Clear Hearing’.

One of the crystals aligned to the Ear Chakras is that of Labradorite which enhances telepathy and the ability to hear the guidance that the divine offers. Another is Blue Goldstone which also enhances telepathy as well acting like a filter to clear out anything that is not divine guidance.

Third-Eye Chakra

This energy centre resides in the centre of the forehead, above and between the eyebrows, and emits a purple glow with a white light centre that can sometimes appear like an eye. Much like a ‘third eye’, this Chakra is much like a lens that helps us see into the otherworlds which lie beyond the physical and reside in the metaphysical.

One of the crystals aligned to the Third-Eye Chakra is that of Amethyst which harmonises the vibration of this Chakra to the highest frequency that the individual can handle. Another is Chiastolite of which is a crossroads crystal that helps to provide a path between the realms so that they can be gazed upon with ease.

Crown Chakra

This energy centre resides within the crown on top of the head and has the appearance of a thousand petalled white lotus that emits a violet glow when it is opened. Like a lotus drawing in sunlight, this Chakra draws in divine knowledge and wisdom which helps us learn and grow spiritually.

One of the crystals aligned to the Crown Chakra is that of White Howlite which draws in the divine knowledge so that it may be transformed into a form that can be used for the betterment of all. Another is  Lepidolite as it helps by enhancing the guidance that comes with divine wisdom so that it can be utilised in a positive way.

Stellar Gateway Chakra

This energy centre resides in the energy field approximately twelve inches above the physical crown and has the appearance of a clear crystal ball. It acts as a transition point of sorts as it draws in the energy from the Cosmos and amplifies what needs to be amplified while guiding it into the other Chakras below.

One of the crystals aligned to the Stellar Gateway Chakra is that of  Clear Quartz which amplifies and purifies energy with ease. Another is Clear Calcite which refracts and directs energy with ease while dividing it up into the colour and vibrational frequencies so that they may be assimilated by the other Chakras.

Solar Chakra

This energy centre sits approximately twelve inches above the Stellar Gateway Chakra and has the appearance of a miniature golden sun. Filled with fiery energy, this Chakra is aligned to the energy of masculinity and logic which helps to provide divine action and an understanding of what such action will result in.

One of the crystals that is aligned to the Solar Chakra is that of  Sunstone which provides the energy of masculinity and action with a drive to do what needs to be done. Another is Heliodor which fine tunes this energy to be that of logical decisions so that the action results in something beneficial.

Lunar Chakra

This energy centre sits approximately twelve inches above the Solar Chakra and has the appearance of a miniature full moon, silvery and filled with light. Filled with this lunar energy, this Chakra is aligned to the energy of femininity and intuition which helps to provide divine ideas and concepts while keeping them pure.

One of the crystals aligned to the Lunar Chakra is that of  Moonstone which helps to draw in the energy of femininity which leads to the ideas of creation being for the betterment of the many, Another is that of Selenite which purifies the ideas that come forth through the intuitive guidance.

Universal Chakra

This energy centre resides approximately twelve inches above the Lunar Chakra and has the appearance of a swirling galaxy, a black mass filled with pin pricks of white light. Such a Chakra is the human connection to the divine through which all of the energy that fuels our metaphysical bodies comes through, filling us with a mix of all energies that flows through the Chakras below.

One of the crystals aligned to the Universal Chakra is  Lemurian Jade which provides a level of protection for the energy coming down from the divine to prevent it from being corrupted by wayward energies. Another is Black Opal which reflects a multitude of colours and energies through which the vibration and frequencies in the Stellar Gateway Chakra is amplified.

Please keep in mind that this is merely a snapshot of a bit of information on the broad subject that is crystals and the Chakras. Learn as you go and follow your instincts as to what crystals help with what. I hope that this information has been helpful and helps you on your journey of life as you explore and form your own experiences with crystals and the Chakras.