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A Guide to Popular Healing Crystals:
* Citrine is thought to dissipate negative energy, encourage warm energy and to promote optimism. It is also said to attract abundance, and to enhance the body's healing energy.
* Tourmaline is an example of a crystal with different properties depending on the color. For example, black Tourmaline protects against negativity and encourages intellectual thought and vitality. Blue Tourmaline helps with communication and psychic awareness. Green Tourmaline encourages creativity, prosperity and abundance and enhances cooperation and healing. Rubellite (dark pink) tourmaline boosts Creativity, love and devotion while pink (light) tourmaline develops love, spirituality, joy, peace and understanding. Finally, watermelon tourmaline is known to activate the heart chakra.
* Sapphire contains metaphysical properties that augment feelings of joy, peace, beauty and intuition. It is known as a stone of "prosperity" and it supports the fulfillment of dreams of the consciousness.
* Aquamarine increases courage and protection and stimulates intellect and spiritual awareness.
* Tanzanite augments protection and safety and encourages the perfect symmetry of personal power and actualization. It is said to bring together all aspects of communication and psychic power.
* Peridot develops understanding, recognition, openness and acceptance. It also provides a shield of protection and is said to be a good healer.