Our fifth chakra, known as the throat chakra, is (unsurprisingly) located in the throat (who would thunk it, hey?) and is responsible for allowing us to speak our inner truth. When your throat chakra is unbalanced, you might find that you can’t articulate your thoughts clearly, leading to miscommunications and frustrations.
When this chakra is blocked, it can give us trouble expressing ourselves. When it’s overactive, you may find yourself speaking before you think, resulting in unnecessary arguments and hurtful words.
Physically, this chakra is responsible for playing a vital role in our throat, voice and thyroid. When it is blocked, you may notice: a sore/dry, scratchy throat, thyroid dysfunctions or tooth/gum problems.
These five crystals for the throat chakra can balance, unblock, and activate this vital energy centre, influencing truthfulness, communication, self-knowledge/expression and intuition.
Aquamarine is probably the most powerful stone for stimulating, activating and cleansing the throat chakra. This allows for heightened courage and honest communication.
Aquamarine is your cold shower wake up call, an icy splash of water to the face, it is said to assist with quick intellectual response and can bring inner peace, hope and self-love. Wear it over your heart to shield your aura, undo destructive patterns and encourage the presence of angels for guidance and protection.
Like a deep pool desert oasis, the Aquamarine crystal has powerful anti-inflammatory properties for both the mind and spirit. If you find something burning you up inside, soothing Aquamarine will help you cool off, dispelling anger and fear and calming frayed nerves.
If you want to open or balance your throat chakra and increase peaceful self-expression, Aquamarine is your go-to gal.
Angelite is an angelic stone that helps the bearer to speak their truth with true compassion. This potent stone also expresses love and light, balances the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and facilitates mindfulness.
Think of Angelite as your personal, pocket sized Guardian Angel. Angelite is a stone that can bring serenity, inner peace and a sense of calm quicker than a glass of your favourite vino. Angelite is the perfect stone to reach for when you need to calm the F-Train down, it dispels fear and anger and encourages forgiveness (keep on hand for the next time your housemate leaves the toilet seat up).
Angelite can be used to aid expression and communication in group settings and in relationships. Maybe it’s time to put the passive aggressive post-its aside and reach for the Angelite instead?
This is a brilliant all-round crystal.
The high vibration and rapid transfers of energy from Blue Kyanite create pathways where none existed before. Like a universal bridge, Blue Kyanite holds extraordinary powers of connection, opening the mind centres, telepathic and psychic abilities, bridging gaps in all communication efforts, and providing a link for transmitting or receiving healing energy.
Like joyful Citrine, Blue Kyanite does not retain negative energy and never needs energetic cleansing. A wonderful stone to meditate with, it can align and balance all seven chakras and remove energy blockages, but it is specifically powerful in opening the throat chakra and encouraging self-expression. Blue Kyanite is particularly useful when dealing with disagreements or negotiations.
In today’s world, trusting your instincts is more important than ever and Sodalite is the bold and heady catalyst to get you back in touch with your sixth sense. Sodalite is a stone of truth and brings this to all communications, it can help end arguments, it is particularly useful in promoting honesty in emotions and love, it increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual.
Because of its ability to disperse electromagnetic pollution, Sodalite can also benefit your environment. Place a stone in your office or workspace and witness Sodalite instantly improve the Feng Shui of the space with its cleansing and purifying effects on tech smog.
The vibrant blue Azurite is primarily used for the third eye chakra, but can also stimulate the throat chakra.
If you don’t have time for an actual tropical vacay, meditating with indigo blue Azurite can have the same mind refreshing effect as staring at the azure sky or sapphire Mediterranean Sea for hours (with or without an umbrella drink).
Take a break from choppy thoughts and let Azurite break through the surface to shine a light into the depths of your mind and the truth of the situation. Azurite is your ally against worry, indecision and material desires. It can be peaceful down there below the waves.