Honored as the birthstone of February, amethyst is a type of quartz like several of the other crystals on this list. It’s mostly recognized for its ability to instill people with a sense of calm and tranquility that lends to improved clarity, most often noticeable in times of chaos and confusion. If you’re feeling frazzled, amethyst can help you find your hidden confidence. Looking to kick a bad habit? This crystal, noted for its spectrum of majestic purple shades, can give you the strength to break those negative loops and cast away those spiritual crutches once and for all. It also makes a worthy shield against stress and negativity, helping you regain a grateful balance.
Another type of quartz, the sunny and warm citrine is said to promote overall health, physically as well as mentally. It’s no surprise that this sun-kissed crystal would offer a wealth of positivity and find such strong associations to happiness and success. But its zesty, solar radiance is also credited for inspiring creativity and adding a productive energy to endeavors of intellect. This can sometimes translate into a sharpened logic and mental clarity that can be particularly fortuitous in matters of business. Looking to nail that job interview or seal a lucrative deal? Hedge your bets with a bit of citrine in your pocket. While this overachieving crystal is acclaimed for leading to joyful prosperity and bountiful success, it’s also alleged to stoke the fires of romantic passion.
While it may look radically different at first glance, a geode is actually synonymous with amethyst. Therefore, its crystal meaning would mirror amethyst’s in varying degrees.
Opals come in many dazzling colors, often creating a visual spectrum that inspired the term “opalescent.” Renowned as the birthstone for October, opal is a mysterious gem said to promote passion for creativity. If you’re in need of some luck, you may want to make sure a piece of this versatile mineraloid is on you. Historically, opal has also been linked to purity, honesty and an overall feeling of hope.
Often regarded as the gold standard of all crystals, clear quartz is almost like a magnifying mirror, taking whatever energy you put into it and returning it upon you amplified. This crystal absorbs energy like a metaphysical sponge, stores it within its multi-faceted walls and regulates it so it can be used with optimum control. This works with any kind of energy you throw at it, but since many people use clear quartz with wellness in mind, it has built quite the reputation as a “master healer.”
Also known as “Peacock Ore” fittingly enough, rainbow chalcopyrite is surprisingly calming and grounding for such a flamboyant mineral. Its soothing qualities are thought to release blocked energy, allowing for heightened perception and moments of insight while lending to improved chakra alignment. When in doubt, rainbow chalcopyrite can provide confidence and a boost to your self-esteem that vanquishes your apprehensions.
Strongly associated with the heart chakra, rose quartz’s reputation as the crystal for universal love makes sense. By “universal love”, we mean romantic, familial, empathic… any kind of love at its purest form. This can be the perfect crystal to call upon for some sort of solace during times of grief, acting as a reassuring and soothing force. In moments where you may feel fractured from yourself, rose quartz can help to heal you through forgiveness of self, boosting your self-worth. It’s also notable for allegedly quickening recovery from all sorts of injuries and ailments.
With a name as fierce as Tiger’s Eye, it’s no wonder this gemstone is so strongly linked to feelings of courageousness. While this may leave you thinking its an ambitious gem, Tiger’s Eye is actually a great source for grounding. However, if you feel like you’re under assault from negativity, Tiger’s Eye is also believed to be an effective way to cut through the chaos and find safety and protection.
The aquatic soothing blue of Turquoise is thought to inspire wise decisions through its reliable tranquility. Few minerals are thought to spread good fortune as well as turquoise. Adding a sense of protection to its carrier, turquoise is also often linked to strong feelings of hope.