Seven crystals to boost your mood

Crystals are thought to help heal, bring good health and greater happiness. There are a variety of crystals, each with their own healing properties – some are suited for prosperity, others are better for love, harmony and protection.

Below are seven crystals believed to help with a happy life:

1. Citrine

This gold-hued crystal is one of the most common and most beloved. It is loved for its beauty and healing properties – in particular by those who wish for more prosperity in their lives.

2. Clear quartz

Nicknamed the ‘master healer’, this crystal can be used for nearly everything. A translucent, clear crystal, it is believed to help heal issues at the mental, physical and emotional level. It resonates with higher chakras, bringing divine light and connection to the higher consciousness and unconditional love.

3. Carnelian

This stone is believed to keep you motivated, inspired and feel confident. With the colour varying from light orange to a deep red-brown, this stone is used to give perseverance when in a tough situation. It is also an energy booster, used to spread joy and burn away any impure energy.

4. Amethyst

Known as the ‘all purpose stone’, it is available in various shades of violet, lilac and occasionally vibrant purple. This crystal resonates with the third eye chakra, opening the gateway to divine consciousness and a higher intuition.

The amethyst can provide clarity when experiencing confusion and can help relieve stress and anxiety. Also nicknamed the ‘traveller’s stone’, the amethyst is said to help with protection when travelling. It is also believed to help with insomnia, mood and immunity.

5. Rose quartz

A soothing, calming crystal. This pink stone symbolises love and helps open your heart to giving and receiving compassion. It can encourage forgiveness in others and yourself. Keep rose quartz in your home or workplace for a peaceful atmosphere.

Rose quartz is thought to be the best stone for emotional trauma and relationship troubles. You can wear it around your neck or hold it when going through emotional troubles, its calming effect is thought to bring peace and tranquillity.

6. Aventurine

This stone comes is various colours, ranging from green and blue to peach and red. It attracts true love, friendship and forms lasting relationships. If the crystal is coloured green it is believed to be the ‘luck stone’, bringing new opportunities and good fortune.

Aventurine is often used to complement treatments for allergies, sleep disorders and high blood pressure.

7. Black tourmaline

Considered one of the most protective stones, it should be worn to absorb negativity and turn it into positive energy. A common technique is to write down your wishes and intentions on a small piece of paper and place it underneath the stone – it is thought to remove any psychic blockages and fill the wish with abundance.

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Ellen Hoggard

Written by Ellen Hoggard

Ellen is the Content Manager for Memiah and writer for Therapy Directory and Happiful magazine.

Written by Ellen Hoggard

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