Nature has provided a natural array of colored crystals, each with their own unique and powerful healing capabilities! Crystal color provides a specialized and powerful source of healing energy.
Using colored energy for healing is like going to a specialist instead of a general practitioner.
Understanding what each specialist does can boost the effectiveness of the crystal healing. How do you know what colored crystal to use? The guide below is a good place to start.
At the end of the day your own intuition also plays an important role. What feels right to you? Remember crystals are specialists. If you don’t like the feel of one crystal, switch to another.
Red is a very strong color. Red tends to get noticed over other colors. Like fire, when used properly it can warm and strengthen you, used too much it can burn you out. Red’s healing properties are warm and strengthening. Use red crystals when you want:
Chakra: The color red is associated with the first chakra or root chakra.
Minerals or Stones: Garnet, ruby, and red jasper.
Orange is a bright and warm color. It represents the warmth of the sun, fun, and tropical images. Have you ever been out in the sun on a warm spring day and felt like your whole body was being cleansed? Like the sun, orange energy helps to clean and eliminate dirty energy. Orange energy also helps to promote creativity and enthusiasm. Use orange crystals when you want to:
Chakra: The color orange is associated with the second chakra (sexual and lower creativity).
Minerals or Stones: Carnelian, orange calcite, orange citrine, and tangerine quartz
Yellow is a cheerful and energetic color. Like a well lit room, yellow brings clarity and awareness. Yellow also has a stimulating effect, helping things to grow and come together. Use yellow crystals when you want:
Chakra: The color yellow is associated with the third or solar plexus chakra
Minerals or Stones: Citrine, yellow sapphire, and amber.
Green is the color of nature and health. It represents growth, nature, money, fertility and safety. Green is a relaxing color and has a healing power to it. Like a day spent out in the woods, green is relaxing and cleansing. For detoxifying it is a gentler energy than orange. Green is a safe color, if you don’t know what color to use… use green. Use green crystals when you want:
Chakra: The color green is associated with the fourth or heart chakra
Minerals or Stones: Green Tourmaline, Aventurine, and Jade
Blue is a cool color that shows creativity and intelligence. Blue has a calming effect on the psyche. Blue is the color of the sky and the sea and is often used to represent those images. Blue contains a cool vibration that is helpful to communication. Use blue crystals when you want to:
Chakra: The color blue is associated with the fifth or throat chakra
Minerals or Stones: Turquoise, Aquamarine,Lapis Lazuli, and Blue topaz
Purple crystals range from bluish-purple (indigo) to violet. Throughout history purple has been associated with royalty, nobility and prestige. It symbolizes mystery, magic, power and luxury. Purple is often used to portray rich powerful leaders, wizards and magicians. Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. Purple is a good color to use in meditation. Use purple crystals when you want:
Chakra: The indigo color is associated with the third eye chakra. Violet is associated with the crown chakra.
Minerals or Stones: Amethyst, sapphire and azurite.