• Lydia Ojuka Riley

What’s The Deal With Crystals?

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

I bought my first Crystals cuz they were pretty. That should give you an idea of the level of intuitive guidance you're gonna get from me. I have a crystal addiction, I wear them all day errrday - but this is a beginner course, at best. I just love my pretty semi precious gem stones and I like to think they love me back.

Crystals are known to be very conductive of energies, healing powers, and many other useful qualities. However, with so many crystals with so many properties, it can be difficult to sift through it all. That’s where I come in. I am going to make it super simple for you. Read on to learn about some of the more well-known crystals, and how they can benefit your life!

Rose Quartz.

This light pink colored crystal is associated with feminine energy that emanates peace, love, and healing. It also promotes emotional healing and love towards yourself and others. 

Common uses for Rose Quartz include:

  • Encouragement of bonding between a mother and her child

  • An enhancer of romantic relationships due to its aphrodisiac quality

  • Is also used as a sleep aid for both children and adults 


This purple crystal is a great purifier of negative auras and energies. It can also be used to strengthen your Third Eye, as well as channel your focus, passions, intuition, and imagination.

Common uses for the Amethyst crystal include: 

  • Incorporation into talismans that protect against psychic attacks and negative energies

  • Promotes healing in all living things, and will even help plants to grow where they normally would not

  • An amplifier for the talents of those in any creative fields such as art, writing, architecture, etc.

Green Jade.

This well-known, green crystal is a great giver of insight and spiritual knowledge. It helps to promote self-awareness and acceptance, as well as providing a blessing over anything it touches.

Common uses for Green Jade include:

  • Protection from any kind of abuse or sickness

  • Breaking “people pleasing” habits and allowing for self-expression

  • Talismans of protection for those who travel, as well as their family members (including pets) who were left at home


This crystal ranges from faded yellow to a rich green and has the ability to refresh all Chakras with its harnessed power of the sun. It is one of two crystals in existence that does not need periodical purification… This is because of its inability to carry any negative energy. 

Common uses for the Citrine crystal include:

  • Promoting a harmonious balance of wealth accumulation and generosity

  • Guarding against jealousy, spite, and interpersonal family issues

  • Expelling ghosts with its reflected light


Opal crystals can be found in a myriad of colors, and will often reflect multiple colors as well. This colorful ability reflects on all the Chakras and will promote their healing through its spiritual Light. Opals represent purity, hope, and luck; as well as stimulating intuition and inner clarity.

Common uses for Opal crystals include:

  • Relieving stress and depression by centering the mind

  • Shielding its wearer from the energies of others with its highly reflective and scattering qualities

  • Supporting mothers through maternal anxiety from pregnancy to empty nest syndrome


Probably the most well-known of all crystals, the diamond symbolizes illumination and perfection. It helps to develop psychic abilities, and brings strength in all forms to its wearer. These strengths include: inner, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual fortitude.

Common uses for the Diamond crystal include:

  • The conduction and amplification of energy (This applies to negative energy as well, so be sure you are in the right state of mind when using Diamonds in this way)

  • Reducing fear and anxiety

  • To encourage love, trust, and faithfulness when given as a gift—hence its common use in wedding ceremonies


These honey-colored crystals are best known for their preservation qualities. Due to this deep connection to the past, it can cleanse the user from generational curses. Amber also has the ability to transform pain and disease into positive energy.

Common uses for Amber crystals include:

  • Protective stones specifically for children

  • To energize inner strength

  • When rubbed, will dispel negative energy

  • As a conception aid to promote female fertility and male potency


Most commonly a deep red crystal, the Garnet represents creation out of chaos and grounds creative energies. It also has highly regenerative and energizing qualities.

Common uses for the Garnet crystal include:

  • Detoxification of the body and an aid for vitamin/mineral absorption

  • To give luck in both the wearer’s love life and work life

  • As a talisman to build hope and courage in those facing adversity

This is just a small taste of all the many benefits to be gained through the use of crystals. Feel free to explore more, and be sure to remain pure of heart as you strengthen your Inner Goddess with these powerful channelers. 

DISCLAIMER: Practicing with crystals should not replace regular medical professional checkups and diagnoses. This article is purely informational and should not be taken as a substitute for any doctor-prescribed medications and/or practices.

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