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can be used in first or second Chakra
Citrine could work for the second chakra
Green Chrysocolla & Malachite
Also some blue Azurite
Rose Quartz, The Love Stone
Emerald, Amazonite and Ruby
Crystals and The Chakras
One beautiful aspect of crystals is that they are
color-coordinated with the energy centers called the chakras.
Please note that our chakra descriptions focus on imbalances.
If what you read doesn't apply to you that chakra is most likely
in balance. However, it does no harm to place an appropriate
stone on each chakra while meditating. This helps to provide
overall balance for the aura.
Human Energy Systems
In Sanskrit chakra means "wheel," and those who can see them
describe chakras as spinning wheels of light. They are found in
the aura, an electromagnetic force field which surrounds every
living being. The energy of the aura is that of our thoughts and
feelings, and the chakras concentrate and coordinate the flow of
these energies in and from the physical body.
Those who use healing modalities based on subtle energy (flower
essences, crystals, Reiki) believe that illness first manifests
in the realm of thought and feelings. Stress is an excellent
example. The mind says, "I'm doing too much; I'm under
pressure." This message translates into the emotional feeling of
being burdened. On both levels resistance creates energetic
blockages form, as mind and emotions try to close up against
what is perceived as a negative experience.
If the mind and emotions continue to create resistance the
blockage will eventually assume physical proportions, lodging in
whichever physical area is most vulnerable.
The purpose of chakra balancing is to dissolve blockages
before they become physical (although it can also be helpful
with physical conditions. Crystals, being symmetrical in their
molecular structure, radiate energy in a consistent and steady
manner. When they're used in chakra balancing they can help to
reestablish a healing, creative flow.
Each chakra has a color, and usually stones of corresponding
colors are placed there.
Feet to base of spine
Black, brown, red
Ear, nose, throat
Dark blue, purple
Crown of head
These are only guidelines, remember to trust your heart, if you feel moved to put a different colored stone on any of
these chakras then do it.
First Chakra (Feet to base of spine)
The first chakra represents our relationship with our
physical bodies and with the material world. It grounds us in
physical existence. When balanced, its energy helps us to blend
the physical and spiritual, and to eliminate that which is no
longer needed for growth. We enjoy physical existence. When
unbalanced, we may be afraid of life, feel like victims,
withdraw from physical reality, or operate in our own interests
only. Physical symptoms can include any difficulties with feet,
legs, or lower back.
Stones associated with the first chakra include: Boji stones
(also known as Mochi balls),
Brown jasper, Smoky quartz, Hematite, Mahogany obsidian,
Any of these stones may be placed at the base of the spine or
at the feet.
Second Chakra (just above the pelvic bone)
This chakra is most directly related to energy flow, as
expressed in the flow of blood, and especially with the energies
of sexuality and creativity. It is also deeply connected to the
five physical senses.
When it is unblocked people feel fully alive, energetic,
spontaneous, guilt-free. and in full appreciation of their
bodies. When it is unbalanced reproductive organ diseases, joint
stiffness, and various blood disorders may result.
Stones associated with the second chakra include: Azurite,
Bloodstone, Chrysocolla, Obsidian, Gold yellow topaz, Black
tourmaline, Carnelian, Citrine, Red jasper, Smoky quartz
Third Chakra (navel and solar plexus area)
This is the chakra of physical and material power, with an
emphasis on mastery in the physical realm, especially the
ability to manifest one's hopes and dreams. It relates to
expressing one's unique individuality in the physical world.
When it is unblocked people feel self-confident, have a clear
sense of purpose, and pursue dreams which others would consider
impossible. Imbalances appear as lack of self-confidence,
insecurity about money or other physical things, and may also
express itself in terms of being aggressive or using one's power
to dominate others. Physical symptoms are usually digestive.
Stones associated with the third chakra include: Jasper,
Tiger eye, Orange carnelian, Topaz, Orange calcite, Citrine,
The Fourth Chakra
This chakra relates to love and emotional well-being.
When it is unblocked we give love unconditionally and
attract to ourselves those people who give us an abundance
of love. When it is blocked we feel the lack of love in our
lives as keenly as those with third-chakra blockages feel a
lack of material security. Heart conditions are the most
common physical symptoms.
Stones associated with the fourth chakra include: Rose
Quartz, Green quartz, Aventurine, Kunzite, Red calcite,
Rhodonite, Watermellon tourmaline, Pink tourmaline, Green
tourmaline, Peridot, Apophyllite, Lepidolite, Morganite, Ruby,
Fifth Chakra (throat area)
This chakra governs communication and mental creativity.
When it is balanced we communicate easily and effectively
with others in both written and verbal form. This includes
being able to constructively express anger and other
emotions. When it is blocked communication is difficult to
impossible, and these may be the people who say, "I'm just
associated with the fifth chakra are common and
can include excessive eating and drinking (good ways to keep
the throat busy while preventing communication), and a range
of respiratory diseases. Teeth and gum disorders fall into
this category, as well.
Stones for the fifth chakra include: Azurite, Turquoise,
Amethyst, Aquamarine, Amber, Kunzite, Lepidolite, Blue obsidian
Sixth Chakra (between eyebrows)
This is the psychic center, and, when unblocked, the
source of intuition, ESP, and other psychic abilities. This
chakra is particularly related to the fears of cultures
which wish to believe only that which they can experiences
with the physical senses, and blockages abound, including
fear of the imagination, of dreams, and one's "irrational"
intuitions. Physical symptoms of blockage may include
persistent headaches, insomnia, and anxiety.
Stones associated with the sixth chakra include: Apophyllite,
Sodalite, Moldavite, Azurite, Herkimer diamond, Lapis lazuli,
Garnet, Purple flourite, Kunzite, Lepidolite, Malachite with
Seventh Chakra (crown of the head)
The seventh chakra is our direct connection to spirit.
When it is balanced we understand our relationship with the
universe. We dissolve the illusion that we are separate from
other humans and other forms of life. We appreciate our
uniqueness and our places as parts of the whole. When it is
blocked we compare ourselves to others or to internal
checklists (and usually find ourselves wanting). We feel
lonely, we are afraid of death. Stones associated with the
Moldavite, Citrine, Quartz, Purple jasper, Lepidolite,
Kunzite, Apophyllite, Celestite, Selenite
Chakra Balancing Meditation
Choose one or more stones for each chakra. You want to
balance all of your chakras, even if you have a particular
one to work on. Lie down and place each stone on the
appropriate location. I like to hold a clear quartz point
and rotate it over each stone, beginning at the first
Inhale deeply, and as you inhale imagine your breath
coming up through the soles of your feet, and filling your
body as it rises to the top of your head. As you exhale
imagine it traveling back down your body and exiting through
the soles of your feet.
After you've practiced this for a while you may want to
visualize the color associated with each chakra as the
breath travels through the related part of the body.
If you are working on a particular chakra, you may want
to create an affirmation related to it. For example, a
fourth-chakra affirmation could be "I give and receive love
unconditionally." Repeat the affirmation to yourself,
visualize yourself flooded with the color rose. Imagine
yourself in loving situations.
You can't overdo chakra balancing, and it's a relaxing
and simple way to meditate. As you continue to practice it
you will find yourself more attuned to your subtle energies.
You will become more aware of imbalances before they express