Feng Shui & Crystals
Crystals are used in feng shui in a variety of ways, all with one single goal – to create good feng shui energy in your home. Crystals have been used over the centuries for a myriad of purposes – from healing to protection to decoration. The word crystal comes from the Greek word krystallos, meaning frozen light.
In feng shui, crystals are widely used for the specific energy, or the vibrations they bring to your home or office. For example, the rose quartz crystal is used to attract love and romance, as well as heal a broken heart.
Here are my recommendations for the best crystals to place in your home or office according to the Bagua Map:
Selenite - Selenite crystals are said to connect with the light body, or the higher spirit. With an extremely fine vibrational energy, it is a very spiritual stone, attracting guidance and an awareness. For those interested in attuning to a higher vibration through meditation, Selenite is a very useful stone.
Black Tourmaline - Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain. Helps treat paranoia, overcomes dyslexia and improves hand-eye coordination. Tourmaline releases tension, making it helpful for spinal adjustments. It balances male-female energy within the body. Enhances energy and removes blockages.
Knowledge & Self Cultivation
Lapis Lazuli - A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotion.
Wealth & Prosperity
Amethyst - Amethyst is a purple-colored quartz crystal. Purple shades vary from light lavender to deep violet. Amethyst crystals have a spiritual quality to them and can be used to help individuals tap into higher levels of consciousness. It can serve as a bridge between physical and ethereal frequencies, creating an opening for enlightenment. Lavender quartz is thought to awaken the soul, helping people to realize their life purpose.
Garnet - Inspires romantic love, passion, stability, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, personal success, career success, social popularity, self confidence, fertility, persistence, stamina, survival, passion, intimacy, power, empowerment, motivation, assertion, ambition, respect, fame, glory, renown and increased productivity.
Rose Quartz - Enhances all forms of love: self love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic love. Opens our hearts and encourages us to be kind, tender, peaceful and gentle. Teaches forgiveness and tolerance. Attracts and emanates unconditional nurturing love and helps us attract positive, gentle, non-judgmental love into our lives.
Clear Quartz - Quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is also powerfully protective. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies though processes and emotions it increases inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns. Quartz is also a stone of harmony because it balances energies, and is even helpful in romantic relationships.
Health & Family
Green Jade - Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are.
Citrine - Citrine energizes every level of life. It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind. It releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias. Emotionally balancing.