Our seventh and final chakra, known as the crown chakra, is located at the top of our head and is the pathway to all other chakras. The crown chakra is responsible for insight and connection to our higher selves. It influences your spirituality, faith and connection to the Divine. When the crown chakra is balanced and harmonious, it opens the doorway to spiritual enlightenment.
When the crown chakra is blocked it may cause us to feel disconnected from others, triggering feelings of isolation or emotional distress. An inability to think clearly when you are under stress is a clear sign that your crown chakra is unbalanced - you may feel like you are going about life without having a purpose or path, leaving you feeling lost and alone.
Physically, a blockage in this chakra can cause physical exhaustion, sensitivity to light and sound, aimlessness, apathy, lack of spiritual connection and/or excess materialism.
Here's 5 crystals for your crown chakra!
Clear Quartz is the most iconic member of the quartz family. It’s the Dom Perignon of the crystal world, it’s one of the earth’s most abundant minerals and it is often referred to as the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses.
While the Quartz properties are many and varied, giving it a reputation as a master healer, it is especially helpful for helping control how we think about and perceive situations. Clear Quartz can help open up the mind and elevate negative perspectives to a more enlightened point of view. It can help expand consciousness and facilitate open communication.
Clear Quartz crystals are exceptional crown chakra healing gemstones. They rapidly clear and balance the lower and higher crown chakra. As you continue to work with this crystal, it can reach right through all seven chakras with healing, energising Divine white light
For those needing clarity of mind, Clear Quartz healing properties will eliminate energy blockages and allow energy to flow smoothly throughout the body.
Amethyst is the most common crystal used with the Third-Eye Chakra, but it is also often used with the Crown Chakra as well. The February birthstone’s healing properties are plentiful. Its purifying energy is linked to cleansing the mind of negative thoughts and releasing addictive behaviours. It’s also helpful in making a clear connection between planes, making it excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. Amethyst is used to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience and clairvoyance and communication with angels.
The Amethyst crystal is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is also a protective stone and thought to reduce nightmares. So, rather than watching “one more episode” on Netflix next time insomnia stripes, try placing amethyst stones underneath your pillow before you go to bed and give into the peace and calm this stunning stone can bring.
Pale violet or light purple amethyst gemstones are ideal for the lower crown chakra, while white or pale lavender-white amethyst crystals are excellent for healing the higher crown chakra.
Cleansing White Selenite, Satin Spar, Maria Glass, Desert Rose… whatever you call it, Selenite is an essential weapon in any metaphysical wellness worker’s arsenal.
Like burning white sage or sprinkling salt, Selenite can cleanse your space of ugly vibes left behind after a nasty breakup, a death in the home, or even just bad juju left behind by shitty housemates who refused to help do the dishes.
Selenite is also a stone of mental clarity. It can enhance mental flexibility as well as enabling stronger decision-making. Who hasn’t wished for stronger decision making abilities when spending their entire night trying to decide which movie to watch on Netflix before going to bed and falling asleep watching the same episode of Gilmore Girls you’ve fallen asleep watching 157 times before?
Lepidolite is a stone of transformation. It helps us get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best and it engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism and fosters tranquil, peaceful and calming energies for your mind, body and spirit.
Lepidolite’s high lithium content is no coincidence and no prescription required. In these oh-so-stressful times of political unrest, gig economies and keeping up with Kardashians, keep this gentle healing stone on hand to induce a sense of calm and tranquillity during times of stress and chaos.
Lepidolite ‘s gentleness and balanced energy can decrease stress, anxiety, depression, mania, despondency, PTSD and other traumas, panic attacks and addictions.
Howlite’s aesthetic contrast of black and white is symbolic of the delineation that everything has its place. Things in the past should stay in the past, and Howlite can be used to release attachments or cords linking us to old emotional pain from this life or past lives. Imagine your Howlite crystal like a badass flick knife or light saber, severing those unhealthy attachments and preparing you to process and go forward in peace.
The wake of such calming can help you be truly comfortable as yourself without the need to pretend to be anything but what you are.