Crystals and stones have been used since the beginning of time to aid in healing and in everyday life. Ancient Egyptians used crushed malachite and lapis lazuli for eyeshadow and makeup. They also often buried their dead with a quartz crystal on the forehead to aid in the deceased’s transition to the afterlife. Many ancient Egyptians wore crystals over the heart to attract love or on their heads to stimulate enlightenment and awaken the third eye. Ancient Romans wore crystals as amulets and talismans to enhance health, attract desires and provide protection in battle. Ancient Chinese culture commonly incorporated crystals into their medicinal practices including acupuncture, reiki and Pranic Healing, using crystals for their healing properties in treatment methods. The ancient Greeks rubbed crushed hematite onto their bodies before battle with the belief that it made them invincible. Ancient Indian medicine utilized healing crystals to help heal emotional and spiritual issues and to bring the individual being healed into balance.
Today with the breakthroughs in the field of quantum physics we know that everything and everyone vibrates at a certain frequency. When two frequencies occupy the same space each has the ability to shift and alter the frequency of the other object or body occupying that same space. This is the physical Law of Resonance. When a crystal is within our energy field, through the law of resonance, the frequency of the crystal vibrating within our energy field can have and affect on the nervous system and the information being transmitted to the brain. Through these energetic connections crystals can contribute to harmonizing and amplifying the positive frequencies around us in order to stimulate biochemical shifts in our physical and emotional states.
There are so many different crystals and so much symbolism related to each crystal it is easy to become overwhelmed. To help you find the right crystal for you, the following are 12 popular crystals and their meanings.