Discover love, happiness and career success with TIlly Darling’s ultimate A-Z guide to crystals…
A is for Amethyst
This purple-colored crystal has spiritual qualities that are believed to help you tap into a higher level of consciousness and reach enlightenment. It is said to promote peace, awaken your soul and help you find your life purpose. Use this stone to boost meditation, find inspiration in tricky
exams or presentations, and ward off negative energies.
B is for Bloodstone
This stone’s smattering of red throughout symbolised Jesus’ blood for early Christians. It encourages us to concentrate on the here and now as its grounding influence helps us to focus. Bloodstone is also thought to help battle anxiety and increase prosperity.
C is for Cinnabar
Cinnabar is a powerful manifesting stone and helps to draw wealth and business success towards you. It is a stone of transition and transformation and will assist you in moving towards your divine purpose. It is also a stone of inspiration and will help you to communicate clearly.
D is for Diamond
This is one of the most romantic stones and is closely linked with fidelity and trust, which is why it is commonly chosen as the engagement ring and placed on the finger that leads straight to the heart. It’s thought to promote harmony and balance, helping to foster healthy romantic
E is for Emerald
This cleansing stone helps to calm and nourish you, and is thought to relieve upsetting emotions. Emerald is useful during transitional times in your life and helps you embrace changes and new directions. It can also be used as a cleanser to rid yourself of any lingering negative energies and will help you objectively consider any information that comes your way.
F is for Fluorite
Fluorite is known for its cleansing qualities and is often used as a purification tool in healing rituals. You need to cleanse it regularly in salt water, in the moonlight to release the negativity it absorbs. It will also help promote self-love and understanding.
G is for Garnet
This stone is fantastic for bringing stability where there is chaos and helping to boost your inner strength. It’s thought to be very powerful in helping you develop your career and expand your self-confidence. It’s also thought to help you shake off any bad karma, and boost truth, hope and
H is for Howlite
This super-calming stone is a fantastic stress reliever and helps to calm an overactive mind. It’s also thought to help you tap into past lives, if you hold it over your third eye. It is thought to teach patience and acceptance and allows you overcome selfish behaviour.
I is for Iolite
This stone is thought to be fantastic for opening the third eye, revealing a higher, spiritual visualisations. It’s also said to promote any psychic abilities you possess and balances the yin and yang forces within you. Iolite is often placed beneath the pillow when attempting astral projection.
J is for Jade
Jade is a lucky stone that offers good health, wealth, and love. Jade can help you recognise your full potential and attain the goals you are destined to achieve. This stone also helps you lift deeply buried emotional issues to the surface, so you can address and them, and is linked to opening your heart chakra, so you can begin to heal yourself. If you mix jade with coins, it’s said to draw wealth towards you.
K is for Kunzite
This is the stone for good fortune and is even thought to be linked to fertility. Kunzite helps to
promote peace where there is conflict and boosts tranquility. This stone will gently encourage you to open your heart to all forms of love and embrace joy and light in your life.
L is for Lapis Lazuli
This stone is linked to mental reasoning and objectivity, and helps clear emotional baggage. It’s also helpful for dream analysis and you can use it as a tool to increase focus during meditation and dream analysis. It’s also said to boost mental clarity and heal emotional wounds.
M is for Moonstone
Moonstone is an incredibly feminine stone and can be used to ease and comfort emotional upset. It is thought to relieve stress and anxiety, and is said to be powerful in helping you reflect on life and learn from your past mistakes. You can also harness the power of moonstone to manifest your desires.
N is for Nebula Stone
This black, entrancing stone is thought to boost your memory, and encourage you to be brave in times of adversity. It is said to help you let go of the old and make room for the new. It’s a very grounding stone, and also increases vitality and boosts meditation.
O is for Onyx
Onyx is said to boost inner strength, willpower, self-discipline and reason. It teaches us to be persistent. It’s an incredibly powerful stone when you are trying to keep focused and helps boost memory levels. It’s thought to be a fantastic stone for those studying or trying to start up their own business, as it helps drive you towards a single, difficult goal.
P is for Peridot
This stone symbolises love, warmth and openness. It is thought to have healing powers and is associated with good luck. Peridot will help you see beyond hurt, and begin to view relationships from a more positive perspective, and heal any broken egos. It helps you to avoid confusion and misunderstanding regarding romantic relationships, protecting you from unnecessary heartaches.
Q is for Quartz
Quartz absorbs, stores, balances and focuses energy. It holds the quality of clarity and protects and cleanses away any negative energy. You can use it to cleanse yourself spiritually and it is a stone that enhances wisdom and creativity. Fantastic for balancing relationships and emotions, this stone is also said to be excellent for protecting against psychic attacks.
R is for ruby
Ruby is linked to love, courage, loyalty and confidence. It is said to be the stone of nobility and is linked to your base chakra, which is the source of your need to survive. This stone boosts energy levels and helps you view the world in a positive light. This is a fantastic stone for building energy levels and using this stone will help you to follow your bliss.
S is for Sapphire
Sapphires come in many different colours and they all help you fulfill your creative potential. Blue ones help solve relationship problems and boosts loyalty. Green sapphires boost your lucky streak. Orange help you search for pure, unbiased knowledge, while pink ones help you surrender
yourself to a greater good.
T is for Tiger’s Eye
This healing stone helps quash our fears and gives us a more balanced understanding of upsetting circumstances. It offers both protection and luck, and is thought to banish negative energies directed towards you.
U is for Unakite
Unakite represents coming together and is thought to be a fantastic spirit lifter. This stone will help you see the beauty in life and reveal the truth to you. It is also a powerful gem for helping you discover lost items.
V is for Variscite
Variscite is known as the worry stone, because it is powerful at easing anxiety and fear. This boosting stone can help lift you out of any negative funks, and encourage you to call on your inner strength. It is said to calm a fretting mind, and help you focus on meditation.
W is for Wulfenite
This is a grounding crystal, which helps you to keep your spirits up when facing difficult situations. It is a gem that connects us to our emotions and gives us the good grace to accept both positive and negative aspects in life. It can also clear emotional blockages and helps us accept ourselves, our beauty, as well as our imperfections.
X is for Xenotime
This stone is known for helping boost compassion and sense of purpose. Xenotime will give you the confidence to work towards a difficult goal, and the ability to see obstacles and blockages and discard them along the way. It boosts the creative and caring energies within and strength of will also.
Y is for Yellow Jasper
Jasper is the stone of the traveller, and will offer you protection on your journeys, and is even said to help with astral travel. It is thought to be a fantastic mood booster and represents the energies of the sun. Some say it can even help to repair your aura.
Z is for Zebra Stone
This stone reveals to us our own true natures and helps us to see past illusion. It’s a grounding stone which connects to source power and boosts your aura. The zebra stone is said to help us see past deception to allow us to view relationships and environments for exactly what they are.