Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Healing Crystals and Their Spiritual Properties Share Flipboard Email Print Crystal Quartz. Tjasa Maticic / Getty Images New Age / Metaphysical Crystal Therapy Divination Holistic Healing Chakra Balancing Reiki By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated June 25, 2019 Are you wanting an energy boost, need an assist in grounding, looking for a manifesting tool, or something else? Whatever your purpose there is a healing stone for you. Shown in this slideshow are the most common healing properties found in crystals. No gemstone has a singular purpose, multiple healing qualities are housed within a single stone. However, some stones have earned a reputation to be especially helpful in certain areas. You could consider these stones healing specialists! The crystals and gemstones that are attributed to the spiritual properties given here are a sampling to help you in choosing the best stones for your purposes. Chakra Balancing StonesEnergizing CrystalsGrounding StonesManifesting StonesMeditation StonesRecord KeepersEnergy ShieldsLove StonesSeeker StonesSoul HealersGoddess Energy Stones 01 of 11 Chakra Balancing Stones Watermelon Tourmaline. SunChan / Getty Images All healing crystals carry balancing energies. The trick for knowing what type of stone you need is to determine where your imbalances are. Getting your chakras evaluated is a good place to begin. Some crystals help align all the primary chakras, whereas others focus on a specific chakra (heart chakra, throat chakra, etc.) Chakra Balancing Stones Fulgurite | Jade | Kyanite | Serpentine | Tourmaline | Lepidolite | Aquamarine 02 of 11 Energizing Crystals Opal Stone. aleskramer / Getty Images We can all use an energy boost from time to time. Choosing an energizing stone is a great way to help you get through the tough times. Energizer type healing crystals tend to be very powerful because of their higher vibrations so you may need to use them sparingly. But, they can be miracle workers when you are feeling fatigued or weakened. You could temper them a bit if wrapped in a gold setting. Also, you might want to keep these highly-charged gemstones away from your bedside so you can get a good night's rest. Energizing Crystals Opal | Topaz 03 of 11 Grounding Stones Jaime Franch Rojo / Getty Images Everyone needs solid ground to stand upon. Grounding stones help the lofty individual keep from floating away into the ethers and becoming forgetful or getting lost. A powerful grounding stone can help root you to one place and yet at the same time bring your awareness to a heightened level. Don't worry, a grounding stone won't weigh you down, it is meant to stabilize your energy. Grounding Stones Bloodstone | Coral | Hematite | Petrified Wood | Pietersite | Smoky Quartz 04 of 11 Manifesting Stones Citrine Quartz. Ron Evans / Getty Images Crystals that carry manifesting powers are very magical. They can help you focus on those things you truly want. These healing crystals can also assist you in getting and maintaining a positive mindset. Manifesting Stones Citrine | Bloodstone | Green Quartz | Sapphire | Gypsum | Onyx 05 of 11 Meditation Stones A geode cut open. dirkr / Getty Images These are the crystals that can be used in your meditation practice to help you focus and assist you when attempting to connect with the your power source, the angels, the akashic records, or with the extraterrestrials. Meditation Stones Alabaster | Amethyst | Geode | Lapis | Iolite | Lepidolite 06 of 11 Record Keepers Ruby. Getty Images Stones are ancient and wise. In general, they are excellent memory keepers. Certain stones are better at absorbing and retaining information than others. I have found that red-colored stones are especially good at holding onto information. Melody, author of Love is in the Earth, identifies record keeper crystals as having one or more raised triangles located on the face of the crystal. Keep a memory-keeper stone with you while attending classes if you are a student. The stone will not only take notes, but will help you stay grounded and be focused on the lecture being given. Don't forget to carry your memory-keeper in your pocket on exam days. Record Keepers Turritella Agate | Carnelian | Ruby | Garnet 07 of 11 Shielding and Protective Crystals Green Fluorite. Matteo Chinellato - ChinellatoPhoto / Getty Images Crystals can be employed as energy shields or work as protective amulets. Actually, shielding stones work best when they are worn or carried on the person. Because of the absorption qualities, many of them have it is important to learn how to cleanse your crystals in order to free them from all negative energies they have picked up. Absorption is often how they protect you, they take in and bad vibrations that are lingering about so you don't have to. Energy Shields Fluorite | Diamond | Yellow Jasper | Pyrite 08 of 11 Love Stones Rose quartz. JGI/Jamie Grill / Getty Images The so-called love stones generally carry warm and soft energies. Odd, how they can just land in your lap right when you need them. They can help you attract love and also assist in learning how to love yourself or become more compassionate with others. Love Stones Apatite | Colbaltocalcite | Rose Quartz | Morganite | Moonstone | Kunzite 09 of 11 Enlightenment / Illumination Sunstone. benedek / Getty Images Perhaps best known as "seeker stones" these stones can help you elevate to higher energetic vibrations, connect with your higher self, and attain knowledge from the astral plane and beyond. Seeker Stones Angelite | Selenite | Sodalite | Sunstone | Tiger's Eye | Topaz | Moldavite | Celestite | Atlantisite 10 of 11 Soul Healers Labardorite. Tom Cockrem / Getty Images These are the stones you can turn to for deeper level healing when your suffering is bordering despair or sadness. They can help uplift you from a "rock bottom" status. Soul Healers Amethyst | Sugalite | Labradorite | Dioptase 11 of 11 Goddess Energy Peridot Crystal. De Agostini / G. Cigolini You don't have to be a female to request healing energies from stones that carry feminine energies. Every person is a blending of masculine and feminine aspects. These stones are effective in offering healing to the emotional body and also helps to soften any hardened or difficult situations you are struggling with. Goddess Energy Stones Moonstone | Chysocolla | Peridot Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.