An Easy Way To Start Identifying Crystals Properties
Based on the work of Judy Hall, author of many well known crystal books (my favourite being The Crystal Bible), crystals can be classed in 10 colour groups.
Each colour group shares certain properties in addition to their shape and mineral properties. This is a brilliant way to start to learn which crystals carry what properties, since by familiarising yourself with these 10 groups, you’ll be able to have an idea of the type of properties you can expect from any crystal you come across.
PEACH & PINK CRYSTALS
Pink crystals resonate unconditional love and work with our heart chakra. Comforting and calming, they help us to relax and release anxiety. They are amazing emotional healers; helping us forgive, let go and overcome loss, while allowing us to tune into the vibration of universal love.
Crystals that are peach in colour are gentle energizers that unite the heart and the sacral chakra – combining love with action. This colour group is perfect for wearing for long periods of time.
RED & ORANGE CRYSTALS
Red crystals resonate with the root and sacral chakra, energizing us and spurring us into action. These crystals relight the fires of our libido and stimulate our creativity. They are extremely stimulating and best for short-term use.
Orange crystals are the colour of vitality, and resonate with the energy of the sun – working with our sacral chakra. They stimulate both creativity and assertiveness – giving us the inspiration and grounding to get things done.
YELLOW, CREAM & GOLD CRYSTALS
Yellow crystals work with the solar plexus chakra, balancing emotion and intellect. These crystals are wonderful for cheering us up in the winter months by bringing us the warmth and energy of the sun.
Gold crystals represent wealth and abundance.
This colour group resonates with the sun and intellect.
GREEN-BLUE & TURQUOISE CRYSTALS
This colour group resonates with higher levels of being.
Turquoise Crystals stimulate spiritual awareness and our metaphysical abilities. They instil a profound sense of peace and relaxation.
Working with the third eye, these crystals unite the heart with our intuition.
BLUE & INDIGO CRYSTALS
Blue crystals resonate with the throat chakra and are the best stones to stimulate self-expression.
These crystals bring spirits of light to assist us and counteract darkness.
Indigo crystals link to the highest states of consciousness. They stimulate intuition and metaphysical abilities.
Placed on the third eye chakra, they bring about a “mystical perception of the world”, whilst placed at the soma chakra they join together our spiritual identity.
PURPLE, LAVENDER & VIOLET CRYSTALS
Purple crystals resonate with the crown chakra and are very spiritual. They encourage a sense of selflessness in serving others.
Lavender and violet crystals have a lighter and finer vibration that links to the highest state of awareness.
BROWN & EARTH TONED CRYSTALS
Brown crystals are connected with the earth chakra and resonate cleansing and purifying energy.
These crystals are both grounding and protective.
They are able to absorb negative energy and harmful substances, while bringing us stability.
WHITE & CLEAR CRYSTALS
White and clear/colourless crystals carry the vibration of pure light, linking to the highest realms of being, and resonate with the crown chakra.
These crystals are extremely powerful energizers, purifying and healing our auras and radiating energy out into our environments.