Blue calcite is one of my favourite crystals and usually ends up on any crystal list that I am doing because it is so calming. It is a beautiful soft blue colour and is soothing on the emotional body. It helps those who are energetically sensitive to relax, protected from the bombardment of other people’s thoughts and emotional energies. It provides a cocoon of blue spiritual light which wraps around the auric field of those who sit with or carry the stone.
Blue Calcite screens out negative or unpleasant energies. It helps with creativity, easing the flow of ideas, and is used to clear the throat chakra. It is generally calming to the emotions and can help you release stress and have a more optimistic outlook.
Danburite is an etheric stone and can be used for opening and connecting with the etheric chakras. It’s also an excellent stone for anyone who needs to release stress or worry. It helps to soothe the heart and send it a message to say that all is well – a much-needed signal in the anxiety-filled world we live in today. If you hold Danburite in each hand it is very calming and can also help to settle the mind in meditation. It brings peace to the subconscious self so if you put it under your pillow at night it can help with sleep. It really helps to calm down mind chatter, brilliant for the overactive mind, especially when it becomes fearful and anxious.
Andalusite is a very ancient crystal that carries the very heartbeat of the Earth in its crystalline structure. When they are held in the hand this slow, deep pulsation can be felt as reassuring and comforting. It is an excellent stone for helping sensitive people feel at home and safe here on Earth. It offers psychic protection, grounding, an infusion of life force and a sense of contentment and well-being. The vibrations from these crystals are profoundly powerful and beneficial. The friendliness of this stone makes it ideal for those trying to overcome feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety and various fears.
The colour pink is associated with love and the heart, and pink tourmaline is an amazing heart-chakra stone. It is unsurpassed as a gemstone aid in healing old emotional wounds, particularly those of childhood. It sends out a soft, soothing energy and creates feelings of comfort, safety and nurturance. In meditation, hold pink tourmaline on the heart chakra and visualise a pink light radiating from the stone that slowly surrounds the whole body in a pink bubble of light. This will infuse the body with a feeling of love and restore a sense of wholeness. Wearing or carrying a pink tourmaline crystal during the day can help to release stress, worries, depression and anxiety. It stimulates feelings of joy, happiness and relaxation.
Smithsonite is one of the premier stones for soothing the emotional body and relieving stress. Its colour can be blue, pink, purple, green, yellow, white, grey or brown. It cools anger and resentment and unwinds tension and dispels anxiety. It produces a huge feeling of calm and clarity, enabling you to see difficult situations with fresh, compassionate eyes. It helps you to see light even in times of darkness and depression. When you carry it with you, it is like having a friend at your side so you never feel lonely. Smithsonite resonates to the vibration of Kwan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion. She is said to help with arguments and interpersonal conflicts, legal troubles and issues of love, as well as healing. Its energies represent the highest vibrations of emotion – joy, peace, communication, sharing, understanding, compassion and love.
*Crystal properties from Robert Simmons, The Book of Stones