Chakra Crystal Layout:
Our chakras can be opened, energized and activated by the laying on of various crystals. This is done by taking a specific crystal and placing it in the desired chakra for 15 minutes or so. The energy from the crystal will be absorbed by the chakra being tended to. You can enhance this healing by adding crystals to other chakras and/or meridians on/or around your body.
For grounding from the Crown chakra to the Base chakra it is suggested that Smoky Quartz is used.
For opening and cleansing the chakras (all) it is suggested that Malachite, Amber or Dendritic Agate be used.
For cleansing and protection of the chakras, try using Tourmaline or Garnet.
For alignment of the chakras use Kyanite, Boji stone or Yellow Kunzite.
For elevating the chakras try using Turquoise.
And for cleansing the lower chakras, you may want to use Bloodstone.
Following are some crystals that are associated with specific chakras:
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara ): Citrine, Quartz, Purple Jasper, Golden Beryl, Lepidolite, Moldavite, Clear Tourmaline and Red Serpentine.
Brow/Third Eye Chakra (Ajna): Herkimer Diamond, Garnet, Kunzite, Purple Fourite, Sodalite, Azurite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite and Moldavite.
Throat Chakra (Vissuddha): Amythest, Amber, Azurite, Lepidolite, Blue Tourmaline, Turquoise, Aquamarine.
Heart Chakra (Anhata): Rose Quartz, Red Calcite, Green Sapphire, Ruby, Morganite, Peridot, Lepidolite, Green Tourmaline
Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): Yellow Tourmaline, Tigers Eye, Citrine, Malachite, Jasper
Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): Orange Calcite, Blue and Red Jasper, Topaz, Orange Carnelian
Base Chakra (Muladhara): Obsidian, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Azurite, Citrine, Smoky Quartz
Turquoise - CuAl6((OH)2/PO4)4 CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 + 4H2O
Hardness: 5.5 to 6.5
Color: sky blue, bluish-green, pale green
Crystal system: Triclinic; bar 1
Turquoise falls under the astrological signs of Saggitarius, Pisces and Scorpio.
Turquoise is considered to be an excellent stone for spiritual attunement. And is also excellent for grounding and maintaining a connection when deep within meditation.
Turquoise can be used as a powerful amulet by hunters.
It helps to strengthen the immune system and stimulates tissue regeneration. Its healing energies aid in healing the respiratory, waste and skeletal systems. It is also used for for detoxification of alcohol, poisons or radiation. It is also used to treat infections, high blood pressure and asthma. It is considered to be a Master Healing stone.
Turquoise is used as an aid to eloquent public speaking. It is considered to be a stone of friendship and protection.
Turquoise is said to open all chakras. It is associated with the Throat chakra and can also assist in opening the Heart chakra.
Turquoise vibrates to the number 1. Its energy is Magnetic and its Elements are Earth and Air. It is ruled by the planets Venus and Neptune.
Margarite - CaAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2.
Margarite comes from the Greek margaritos "pearl."
Color: white, grey, pink grey, yellowish grey
Crystal system: Monoclinic
Margarite gives one the inner strength to endure various situations. It enhances the ability to laugh. Margarite helps to dispel feelings of anger and to alleviate stress. It opens up the ability to communicate effectively.
Margarite is used to balance the acidity levels in ones body. And is used to treat brittle or soft nails. It is also an excellent elixir for toning the skin and muscle tone.
Margarite vibrates to the number 2.
Red Spinel - MgAl2O4
Spinel is made up of Magnesium Aluminum Oxide, which is a similar chemical composition to a ruby's aluminum oxide composition. Spinel were once referred to as Balas Ruby.
The name Spinel is of uncertain origin, possibly derived from Latin, spina, for "thorn" in allusion to sharply-pointed crystals.
Color: pink, red, violet, orange, blue, dark green, black, translucent
Crystal system: Isometric
Red Spinel is known as the "Stone of Immortality" because of its ability to bring a fresh perspective to all things. It is useful in renewing energy and bringing rejuvenation to ones efforts. It is also used to enhance ones appearance. Red Spinel in particular is used to provide strength and physical vitality.
Red Spinel is employed to align and stimulate the Base Chakra. It is also used to activate the Kundalini energy.
Red Spinel vibrates to the number 3. Its ruling planet is the Sun.
Xanthoconite - Ag3AsS3
Xanthoconite comes from the Greek xanthos, "yellow" and konis "powder."
This mineral was first discovered in 1840 CE.
Hardness: 5.5 - 5.6
Color: Dark crimson red, Dark orange, Brown, Lemon yellow
Crystal system: Monoclinic
Streak: orange yellow
Xanthoconite falls under the signs of both Cancer and Scorpio.
Xanthoconite is an excellent stone for creating a sense of balance and cohesivness amongst varying groups. It enhances ones focus thus laying the ground for success. It promotes rational thinking when approaching various situations.
It is also an excellent stone to use when seeking to make a specific spiritual connection while meditating. Its ability to enhance focus comes into play when undergoing such meditation.
Xanthoconite is used in the treatment of cuts and abrasions, wounds and contusions.
Xanthoconite vibrates to the number 4.
Chalcosiderite - (Fe++,Zn)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8·4(H2O)
Named for Allen V. Heyl (1918-), economic geologist,
U. S. Geological Survey.
Color: blue green
Crystal system: Tricilinic
Streak: greenish white
Chalcosiderite is a rare copper phosphate mineral. This is an excellent mineral to use in conjunction with other crystals when doing a healing. It also enhances ones concentration and focus. Chalcosiderite is a good stone to have around when doing astrological and Tarot readings. This mineral is known as the "Stone of Enchantment". It has been used since olden times in magickal rites.
Chalcosiderite is used to treat arthritis. It also alleviates cold symptoms and to treat infections.
Chalcosiderite vibrates to the number 5.
Labradorite - Ca(50-70%) Na(50-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Calcium sodium aluminum silicate.
Labradorite is named for Labrador, where it was first discovered.
Labradorite is associated with the astrological signs of Sagittarius, Leo as well as Scorpio.
Hardness: 6 - 6.5
Color: gray to smoky black
Labradorite is known for giving off a glint of light known as a "flash". These flashes of color change according to the angle of light refraction, and may be blue, green, yellow, and pink.
This mineral is very useful when working on expanding ones psychic abilities. It is also useful in facilitating astral projection. It is known as a stone of transformation. It enhances ones intellectual prowess. Labradorite subtly leads one to an introspection that leads to a greater understanding of the energy all about. It opens the subconcious to spiritual lessons, often from other realms. These lessons are usually generated whule one is dreaming.
Labradorite is used to reduce anxiety and stress. It is an excellent stone to tone and protect the aura. It is an excellent stone of protection.
This mineral is used to alleviate feelings of anxiety and stress. It has also been used to treat disorders of the brain.
Labradorite vibrates to the number 6. This stone is associated wiith the Third Eye chakra.
Anatase - TiO2
From the Greek, anatasis, "elongation."
Hardness: 5½ - 6
Color: Brown, yellowish or reddish brown, indigo blue, black; greenish, pale lilac, grey
Crystal system: Tetragonal
Streak: White to pale yellow
Anatase is used to help one adapt to changes within. It is a good stone to use for memory enhancement as well. It allows one to attain a deep introspection in an effort to recognize and correct problems of the self. This is a great stone to carry for those who teach the sciences and related subjects.
Anatase is used in the treatment of allergies and sensitivity to medication. It is also used to balance the metabolism.
Anatase vibrates to the number 7.
Wardite - NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2(H2O)
Named for Henry Augustus Ward (1834-1906), mineral dealer and collector, Rochester, New York.
Color: Blue green, Colorless, White, Light green
Crystal system: Tetragonal
In addition to Scorpio, Wardite is also influenced by Virgo. It is an excellent stone to use when wanting to open up the lines of communication. Wardite amplifies ones feelings of compassion towards others. It enhancse ones self-esteem thus encouraging confidence and the ability to react with others in a calm and vocational way. This is an excellent mineral to have when engaging a new business or career.
Wardite is used in the treatment of signs of weakness. Wardite is known as a "Purification" stone. It is often placed in the garden in order to ward off weeds.
Wardite vibrates to the number 8.
Unakite - calcium aluminium iron hydroxysilicate. Ca2(Al, Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH)
Unakite was named for occurrences in the Unaka range of the Great Smoky
region in the Blue Ridge province of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina by Bradley (1874). Unakite is composed of pink feldspar, green epidote, and quartz.
Hardness: 6 - 7
Color: yellowish green (epidote) and salmon pink (feldspar) plus or minus nearly colorless (quartz)
Crystal system: Trigonal
This stone is good for the equilibrium and the heart. It is also helpful for the digestive organs. Unakite promotes balance and emotional stability. It ransforms negative emotions into positive ones. Its a great grounding stone. Unakite allows one to go beyond the physical symptoms of an illness to understand its mental and emotional sources. It is also believed to help release conditions which have been inhibiting personal growth. Because it combines the pink (feminine) with the green (masculine), Unakite is thought to bring emotional balance and alignment between our aggressive and passive sides. It is known as a great balancing stone.
Unakite is used to assist in a healthy reproductive system and pregnancy. It is used to stimulate weight gain where needed.
Unakite is used in conjuntion with the Heart Chakra.
Unakite vibrates to the number 9.