Did you know that behind the beauty of crystals there are also healing properties? Crystals and gemstones produce a constant vibration and electromagnetic field which may help in healing various ailments and conditions. Once you have acquired a crystal it should be cleansed immediately in order to release negative existing energies. You can cleanse your crystals by soaking them in sea salt for 24 hours and placing them outside in the moonlight. To help you benefit from the crystal healing properties, you can place them by your bedside, under your pillow, wear them as jewelry, or carry them in a small mojo bag. You can choose a crystal by your astrological sign or specific ailment. I also urge you to pay close attention to crystals that call out to you as this subtle energy may be something you need.
GEMSTONES OF THE ZODIAC (please note these are the gemstones for each sign, there is also the birthstone and crystal for each sign as well) for protection you may want to carry your specific stone with you.
Aries (March 21-April 20)Bloodstone: Oxygenates bloodstream, strengthens heart, spleen, bone marrow and aids in iron deficiencies. Reduces emotional and mental stress. Helps with blood and cramping.
Taurus (April 21-May 20)Sapphire: Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary gland thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns mind, body, and spirit. Helps eczema, and the ears.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)Agate: Aids in toning and strengthening the body and mind. Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Grounding but energetic. Powerful healer. Can help overcome anorexia.
Cancer (June 21-July 20)Emerald: Strengthens heart, liver, kidneys, immune system and nervous system. Strong emotional balancer. Can be useful for eye ailments or eye strain.
Leo (July 21-Aug 22)Onyx: Relieves stress. Strengthens bone marrow. Balances male and female polarities. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Helps with fevers, and sexual energy.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22)Carnelian: Energizes blood, aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Aids tissue regeneration. Helps with anger, mental issues, and concentration.
Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22)Peridot: Balances glandular system. Purifies the body. Beneficial influence on the heart, pancreas, thyroid, spleen, liver, and adrenals.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22)Aquamarine: Calms nerves and helps relieve fluid retention. Purifies the body and aids the liver, spleen, kidneys and thyroid. Enhances clarity of mind. Can also help coughs.
Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21)Topaz: Detoxifies the body. Enhances metabolism. Strengthens liver, gallbladder, digestive organs, and spleen. Helpful for sore throats and measles.
Capricorn (Dec-22- Jan 20)Ruby: Helps the heart and circulation. Strengthens immunity. Aids the brain, and self-confidence. Can help with reproductive issues.
Aquarius (Jan 21- Feb 18)Garnet: Stimulates the pituitary gland. Purifies, vitalizes, and regenerates bodily systems especially bloodstream. Aids in gallstones, also haults nightmares.
Pisces (Feb 19- March 20)Amethyst: Strengthens endocrine and immune systems. Enhances right brain activity and pineal and pituitary glands Helpful in addictions and diabetes.