10 Crystals for Women - by Karen Ryan, Crystal Energy Therapist
©www.crystaltiger.com, 2004

Crystals can be used to assist women of all ages and in all stages of healing.  The awakening of the Self to a spiritual journey is not an easy task. It can  demand much time and resources to achieve self-development and growth. Some  choose not to undertake the risks and perils of peeling off our defences to  become fully human and alive, and to experience the full wealth of life. "Isis Unveiled" is a term which refers to the Egyptian goddess whose face and  form was covered with a red cloth, symbolic of the ignorance and emotionalism  that stood forever between a person and Truth. To the wise, Isis lifts her  veil, dispelling and revealing the mysteries of the Universe. The inner  journey becomes sacred to those who can withstand the intensity of full  consciousness.

Crystals have a healing role to play in this fantastic journey. Like the  mysteries of a woman's consciousness, crystals help to contain the inner processes of "Isis Unveiled", and help to prepare the unveiling of female  consciousness through healing all levels of her being. Crystals provide  protection and give sanctuary for the deep healing a woman does within  herself. I have listed a selection of ten crystals and gemstones from a group  of forty-four that are useful in healing women and women's issues. Please consult the best available competent qualified medical help on  the care of your children and use your common sense in regards to your  children's health and wellness. Please  refer to my other articles on using specific crystals for Stress, Romance, Children, Pets and Animals and Women's  Issues at www.crystaltiger.com.

Amber
A "Gentle Stone". Amber is very soothing and calming to the nerves. It can uplift a negative disposition and encourage you to take life less seriously.  It promotes fidelity in relationships. As a self-healing stone, amber guides  the emotions into a clearer mental outlook and to take greater responsibility  for one's choices in life. It is also excellent for soothing emotions during  post-operative care. See also Jade.

Amethyst
A "Master Healing Crystal". Amethyst purifies and transmutes negativity.   Amethyst provides protection and balance during transition periods. It reduces  the feeling of being victimized, giving you a spiritual perspective on life's  circumstances. The lavender-pink colour amethyst relates to the Heart chakra, to open and lighten up a betrayed heart and to heal the sense of loss of life and innocence. The blue-red colour amethyst promotes a deep spiritual connection between one's self and one's life challenges, supporting the challenge one has taken on, giving patience and calmness despite overwhelming odds. The Chevron Amethyst (banded white and purple) helps peel off old karmic   patterns to promote self-love and the ability to get along with others  especially with one's Soul Mate or family members.

Apache Tears (transparent Obsidian)
The "Grief Stone". Apache Tears allow for tears to be shed, stimulating  emotional spontaneity and the release of barriers that prevent you from  experiencing deep sorrow. This stone is excellent for transmuting one's own  negativity under stressful situations. The Apache Tear is a dark black stone  of obsidian and when held up to the light appears transparent. However, it has  been noted that the grief one feels goes into the stone and can turn it  opaque.

Coral - Red Coral
A "Woman's Stone". Red Coral quiets the emotions and dispels feelings of  despair and despondancy. It encourages a passionate energy, and stimulates and  strengthens female reproductive organs through tissue regeneration. This stone  relates well to the Spleen meridian for blood circulation, and to purification  of the kidneys and bladder. Red Coral is considered to be "The Blood of Mother  Earth" by Native Americans and is considered particularly precious by Tibetan  women for menstration and fertility.

Garnet
The "Sex Stone". Garnet strengthens the life force and provides for the  spontaneous availablity of energy when needed. This gemstone is especially  good for the restoration of victimized and abused women,helping them reclaim  lost power. It promotes regeneration of emotional energy and the acceptance of  one's thoughts and emotions. Garnet stabilizes energy devoted to accomplishing  one's purpose. It also empowers and strengthens the Root and Navel chakras.  Garnet heightens sexuality (the physical aspects) and increases fertility.

Jade
A "Crystal of Tranquility". Jade soothes the emotions and helps keep the peace  for community relations. It provides a sense of self-worth, self-sufficiency  and capability in dealing with any situation. Jade promotes harmony, balance,  and tranquility through emotional detachment. Jade is excellent for recovery  after an unpleasant experience (minor surgery, divorce, funerals, loss of  job). See also Amber.

Jasper
A "Nurturing Stone". Jasper makes it easier to use one's own power and to know  that it cannot be taken away. It calms aggressive energy, and facilitates  safety and protection during recovery periods (e.g., from stress, operations,  and other life traumas). Red Jasper provides lively fresh energy and reduces   feelings of being vicimized. Yellow Jasper balances hormones and protects  during travel. Green Jasper restores energy and focus during recovery from  burnout.

Rose Quartz
"The Love Stone". Rose Quartz is a Master Healer and transmutes emotional  negativity at all levels. It enhances meditation and healing by harmonizing  and balancing energy fluctations. Rose Quartz embodies the expression "Love  Conquers All". It is excellent for calming the Heart and Solar Plexus chakras after situations involving emotional upheaval, chaos, trauma, or crisis. Rose  Quartz allows love to come to the wearers who have trouble finding love within  themselves to give to either themselves or to others. This is also a great  friendship stone to give to someone you care for.

Smokey Quartz
The "Emotional Balancer Crystal". Smokey Quartz clears and transmutes negative  emotions. This crystal is an excellent stabilizer for mood swings and grounds all kinds of negative energy. Excellent for PMS sufferers and other cranky  persons. It is an excellent crystal to use in times of stress, and to rebuild  emotional burnout by offering protection during the healing period. Smokey  Quartz reduces the fear of failure, unblocks self-limitations, and lets you  risk trying some new experiences.

Sodalite
"A Stone of Peace". Sodalite helps alleviate insomnia caused by overactive  mental chatter. It helps to dispel irrelevant thoughts, provides mental focus, and maintains logical reasoning with regard to emotional upsets. Sodalite promotes issues of trust, enhances companionship and the commonality of goals with others. It is excellent for busy women who find no time for peace, who need to relax and to restore one's mental energies.

A Note on How to Use Crystals for Healing
By wearing the crystals throughout the day for 21 days - preferably as a full  necklace, as a pendant, or in a small pouch at the Heart Chakra. The  vibrations of the crystals will continue to affect areas of the imbalance,  restoring a positive state where the imbalance has occurred. The effects of  crystal healing at the emotional and psychological levels are subtle, yet are  often noticed more by others than yourself! Also see my article Three Steps to Crystal Healing from my web site www.crystaltiger.com that will tell you more about what to expect from healing with crystals.

Copyright  www.crystaltiger.com, 2004. Originally appearing in www.Astrologyzine.com.

Last Update: 2004/03/12
Web Author: Karen Ryan
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