5 Top Healing Crystals And Their Meanings (Stones For Energy Work)

5 Top Healing Crystals And Their Meanings (Stones For Energy Work)

In this article we look at 5 of the top healing crystals and their meanings. These are our recommended stones for energy work and we believe are a “must have” in your healing kit.

How Does Crystal Healing Work?

Before we look at our 5 healing crystals we first need to understand how crystal healing works.

Everyone wishes to be fit and well, and there are many modalities that people can choose from. Modern science offers allopathic treatments, different cultures have specific medical systems, as do belief and thought systems.

To achieve optimal health and healing with the modality of energy work there are certain terms that may have different meanings in context and important to understand.

For example, when we use the term “body” we are referring to the full energy bodies, or subtle bodies.  This means more than our physical body. It also includes the mental body, emotional body and spiritual body.

Throughout history, and across cultures and belief systems there are many references to these subtle bodies such as the Astral, Innate, Etheric, Qi and Celestial.

They all refer to the same concept of the subtle body being composed of mind, intelligence and ego, which all impact on the health of tour physical body.

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The Subtle Bodies and the Aura

Our physical body is connected to our subtle bodies via the chakras, which are our body’s set of energy centers.  When our energy is balanced and flowing naturally we experience good health.  If blockages or imbalance occurs we experience illness or poor emotional health.

Therefore to regain optimal health we need to re-balance and harmonize our energy.

We know from modern science that everything in existence is merely thousands upon thousands of molecules held together with vibrational energy.  We can therefore use vibrationally balanced objects, such as crystals, to assist in re-balancing and clearing blocks in our energy fields.

How To Balance Vibrational Energy – Top 5 Healing Crystals And Their Meanings.

Crystals have specific vibrational frequencies. Their vibration is fixed and does not alter. We use stones for energy work because of this fixed vibration. Their fixed vibrational energy acts like a tuning fork. This allows us to re-tune our personal vibration and regain the organic and natural energy pattern important for health.

There are other, simple ways to explain energy or vibrational transfer.

When you feel down, tired or stressed and you then listen to some beautiful music, walk in the sun, talk to a positive loved one or eat your favorite meal you suddenly feel better.

This is a simple example of energy balancing.

Our energy field can become re-tuned by the natural, positive and harmonized energies of an object or a person with balanced energy.

The object or person does not heal us. It is the vibrational frequency pattern that enables us to rebalance and how self healing occurs.

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Healing Stones radiate pure and harmonized organic natural energy which can re-tune our own energy fields.

Top 5 Stones For Energy Work.

Number 1 – Turquoise.

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Turquoise has been used by ancient civilizations for centuries.  

It is regarded as a stone of teaching and protection. 

Ancient cultures believed that Turquoise enabled the unity of earth and heavens, bringing together male and female energies. 

Turquoise stimulates the initiation of romantic love, and promotes spontaneity in romantic issues.

It is said that wearing turquoise will protect you from evil, negative emotions and even physical injury.

Turquoise aligns beautifully with the energy patterns of our body’s immune function and emotional state. It is therefore a perfect choice of crystal to improve your immune system, combat stress, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

Holding or wearing Turquoise will reinvigorate and refresh vitality and boosts positive mental energies.  Great for those who need their spirits lifted or are suffering from personal grief or loss.

It relieves stress and brings focus back to Anahata the heart center chakra.

We can also use Turquoise to heal and rebalance Ajna the Third Eye Chakra. Placing the stone on Ajna helps to purify the chakra center and increases our intuition.

Turquoise is also associated with Vishuddha the Throat Chakra. It enables us to vocalize our thoughts and express our opinions in a clear and eloquent fashion.

It is said that wearing Turquoise can also assist those who have a stutter or stammer.

If you suffer from a sore throat, or throat infection, you can place Turquoise on Vishuddha. This allows your energy to reharmonize with the natural vibration of Turquoise.

Number 2 – Kyanite.

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Kyanite is a wonder stone.

Kyanite is one of the best crystals for healing and balancing the Chakras.

It is one of our Top 5 because it is one of the few stones that can realign all of our Chakras.

Kyanite is one of the most powerful crystals for the healing of physical ailments.

Kyanite helps with physical injury and trauma by realigning nerves and tissues and reestablishing energy pathways around intrusive traumas, such as broken bones, surgery and other severe injury.

Kyanite also helps to reestablish neural pathways within the brain helping healing after head trauma, seizure or stroke.

It can also be used, like Turquoise, with Ajna to increase intuition and with Vishuddha to improve communication.  When placed under your pillow Kyanite will help you to lucid dream and assist you in remembering and recalling your dreams.

Green Kyanite is excellent when dealing with matters of the heart.

Kyanite has a high spiritual vibration which enhances psychic abilities.  It also allows for a close connection to universal knowledge and the divine.

It assists in opening Ajna the Third Eye when meditating or in healing sessions.

Number 3 – Lapis Lazuli.

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Lapis Lazuli, due to its incredible emotional healing properties, is one of the most sought after stones for energy work and healing.

Lapis Lazuli is a stone of wisdom and truth.  It enhances memory and soothes anxiety.

Lapis Lazuli helps physical ailments such as high blood pressure, throat and eye infections and menstrual cramps.  

It is also stated that Lapis Lazuli helps those with ADHD.

Lapis Lazuli wards off negativity, helps creativity, boosts intellect and honesty and harmonizes relationships.

Lapis is a brilliant crystal for senior executives, writers & journalists, or counselors & psychologists.  It stimulates wisdom and enables wise judgment in practical situations.

Lapis Lazuli aids intellectual analysis, problem solving and creative ideas. Lapis Lazuli allows true self expression without holding back or compromising beliefs and morals.

It is a crystal that reveals inner truths.  Lapis promotes personal self awareness and allows us to accept the knowledge we gain.

It enables the release and acceptance of emotion, or energies that we may have suppressed, allowing for past memories and energies to surface.  It also helps diminish disease and repressed anger.

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Healing Crystals And Their Meanings.

Number 4 – Obsidian.


Lapis wards of negativity, helps creativity, boosts intellect and honesty and harmonizes relationships.

Obsidian is a beautiful glassy stone which is formed when molten lava cools quickly.

Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful protection stone.

Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful protection stone.

Obsidian is said to have no limitations in terms of spiritual protection and healing and is stated to work very fast.

Obsidian wards of negativity and protects from psychic and energy attack. It also allows us to re-harmonize and clears stress, anger and worry.

Obsidian when placed on Muladhara the Root Chakra will aid in becoming spiritually grounded.

Obsidian draws out both physical and mental stresses and tension.  It also enables and stimulates emotional and spiritual  growth.

Obsidian gives strength to concepts and challenges by urging adventure and the exploration of the unknown.  It is the stone best used for the opening of new horizons.

Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion.  It is a stone that helps you to discover who you truly are.  It aides in dissolving current emotional blockages caused by past trauma.

As well as healing the self it enables the qualities and strength for healing others.  Obsidian develops in us the qualities of compassion, courage and personal strength.

Number 5 – Nephrite Jade.

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In ancient civilizations Nephrite Jade was called the dream stone.

Nephrite Jade helps to calm and bring mellow relaxed vibrations to your environment.

Nephrite Jade helps to calm and bring mellow relaxed vibrations to your environment.

It carries serene energy which is gentle but extremely powerful.

Nephrite Jade allows you to achieve emotional balance and promotes love, harmony, peace and generosity of spirit.

Nephrite Jade helps to attract friendship and helps strengthen interpersonal relationships.

It is another stone which repels negativity and is highly protective.  It will keep your mind sharp and ensure you are aware of the energies in your environment.

As the dream stone, placed under your pillow, Nephrite Jade will allow you to receive intuitive messages whilst you dream often referred to as prophetic dreaming.

These stones for energy work are all unique and are brilliant for personal use and for the healing of others.  Simply having them in our environment can bring about a balance within our energy centers.

I hope you enjoyed this article about our top 5 healing crystals and their meanings. If you have used these stones please leave your thoughts. If you have any questions please let me know and I will get back to you ASAP. Alternatively you can contact me directly by clicking here.

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10 thoughts on “5 Top Healing Crystals And Their Meanings (Stones For Energy Work)”

  • I really like the way you broke every stone down and gave reasons why they are helpful and what you can use them for I can see the passion you have for this and it shows in your writing you truly have a way of explaining these stones

    • Thank you David,
      I truly am passionate about crystals and their healing potential and so I’m very pleased it came across to you.
      Nature has a way of providing all our health and well-being needs…if we are open and receptive
      Love and Light Jason

  • Wonderful post Jason! I am now more interested than ever in the healing stones. I looked into them a while ago, but not very deeply. I’m glad you have presented them to me again. Having survived Thyroid cancer, I have been trying to get back into more natural ways of living. Your site provides some very good information for me and others. Thanks!


    • Hi Rebecca
      Thank you for your comments. I am very pleased to hear your interest is awakened and also very pleased to hear that you are back to health and beaten the cancer. I hope you don’t mind but I would like to recommend you get some Smokey Quartz and Amber Crystals. Both amazing healers and directly target cancer and thyroid issues. You may not need them now…but keep them in mind should you ever wish to purchase some crystals.
      Glad to connect with you…you have an incredibly strong and vibrant aura…
      Love and Light

  • Hi Jason,

    I absolutely love this article.
    I did a crystal healing course a few years ago and found it to be absolutely amazing. Another stone that is used a lot in healing is clear quartz, and my personal favourite stone is rose quartz as it helps to encourage self love 🙂
    I have never heard of nephrite jade and will definitely have to get one for my collection. I sleep with an amethyst under my pillow and put one under both my daughter’s as well and I think it helps them sleep really well.
    Thanks for all the great info.
    Love and light.

  • hi Jason!
    As always an enlightening and fascinating read 🙂 I am a big believer of the power of stones. In the Native American culture, stones or rocks are called grandfathers. They are used in many ceremonies and are healing. They have been around for thousand and thousand of years and have much wisdom and knowledge to communicate. Turquoise has been used for centuries for healing. I have quite a bit of it and I am actually wearing a necklace and earrings with turquoise as we speak. I also have obsidian stones in every jacket pocket I wear. I have them with me every time I go out for protection and leave one in my house too. As for the jade, does different kinds of jade have different properties or only nephrite jade?

    • Hi Emily
      Thank you for your comments. I’m so pleased to hear your connections with the stones…I also wear an obsidian bracelet…I’ve learned to never leave home without it! Lol.
      In terms of the Jade. There are many different types of Jade, and each of them do have specific properties and uses. However ALL Jade is known for being “the dream stone”. Regardless of the type of Jade you choose you can guarantee that the dreaming qualities will be present.
      In NZ where I am originally from we have a Jade (the Europeans call it green-stone …the Maori call it Pounamu)…it is a deep rich dark green Jade and promotes strength, allows the user to see and speak the truth and is said, if shared or presented as a gift, to form an unbreakable connection and spiritual bond that never ends…
      Love and Light

  • Hey there,
    I really learned a lot of things about healing stones. Actually, I didn’t know anything about that, it’s really amazing to know that there such incredible things in nature.
    I found a similar article on psychic healing properties of Crystal Iolite.

    I quote: “Crystals I through L Iolite: This stone is a bluish lavender color. It represents truth, peace, and living at a higher awareness level. It is one of the best stones to use in psychic healing and spiritual activities. It can help open your psychic abilities and expand upon them> It is mostly used for meditation and astral travel.

    Nature is really amazing.
    All the Best,

  • Hi

    Very impressive write on healing stones and their meanings. As a matter of fact, from where I come from they also believe in these stones and how they can really cure illnesses and even spiritual ones.

    I am most interested in obsidian which reminds me of a type stone that could be used to cure snake bite. Once it is placed on the surface of the snake wound it will suck out all the venom of the snake and the victim will be well again immediately. Now you can see why I am fascinated about the black stone.

    Keep it up friend…

    • Hi Nnamdi

      Thank you for you comments. It’s always fascinating to hear of the crystals uses from other parts of the world. Shows us that we are all very similar, one family and connected.
      Obsidian is an excellent healer and I was really interested to hear about the usage for snake bite. I wasn’t aware of that but it’s certainly fascinating and I’m going to need to learn more.
      Hope to connect with you again very soon
      Love and Light

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