A-Z Healing Crystals, A Quick Guide

Some of my favourites, and some new discoveries!!

This is a listing of stones and crystals I have discovered on my journey of self-discovery. They each have their own unique Energy, which I have experienced as I have handled them.  I have included most of these in my handmade jewelry. Some of these are totally new to me (ie- for letters “V” and “Y”), since I did not know what to put for those letters. And in my quest, I couldn’t find one for “X” — so I added a little notation for “X-Ray Protection” (or something like that) along with the stone that is geared towards it.

I have made a quick listing just below this paragraph, as these are the 26 “A-Z” Stones & Crystals I have chosen for this article. It was tough, choosing only these 26, and only one for each letter!  Have Fun — and enjoy the discovery!

And as a part of “shameless self-promotion”, I have also included a link to my shop MixedElementals Jewelry which will have some of these healing stones within my jewelry.

**Please note– these are not a substitute for professional medial or psychological advise and care, and are not meant to be the sole treatment of physical or emotional ailments. Some may respond better than others towards the energy of each stone or crystal**

The Quick List:

Amethyst, Bloodstone, Citrine, Dumortierite, Emerald, Flourite, Garnet, Hypersthene, Iolite, Jet, Kyanite, Lava, Moonstone (Peach), New Jade (aka Serpentine), Onyx (Black), Prehnite, Quartz (Tibetan), Rose Quartz, Shungite, Tourmaline (Black-aka Schorl), Unakite, Variscite, White Howlite, X-Ray/EMF Protection (Pyrite), Yuksporite, Zoisite with Ruby


Prized for it’s beauty and legendary energies, it is one of the “go-to” crystals for just about everything.

  • Energy/Healing: Protection, purification, Divine connection, release of addictions.
  • Colour: Violet/Purple
  • Chakras: Third Eye/Brow (6th), Crown (7th), Etheric (8th & Beyond- above the head)
  • Element: Wind
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Aquarius/February

Bloodstone (aka- Heliotrope)

In Ancient times, special magical powers were attributed to this stone. It is an excellent energy cleanser and immune stimulator-physically and spiritually.

  • Energy/Healing: Strength, courage, purification, vitality
  • Colour: Dark Green with red spots
  • Chakras: Root (1st), Sacral (2nd), Heart (4th)
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Aries


This cheerful crystal is a “happy stone” – it re-energizes and cleanses all the other stones around it! Bright and happy, it cheers it’s surroundings and makes a “dull day” Delightful!

  • Energy/Healing:
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Chakras: Solar Plexus
  • Element:
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Gemini


I love the deep blue in this stone — such depth when looked up close. It reminds me of the Cosmos, and the wisdom hidden therein.

Energy/Healing: Divine Inspiration, inner guidance, mental discipline

  • Colour: Deep Blue to Violet
  • Chakras: Throat & Brow
  • Element: Wind
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Leo & Aquarius


Although I do not currently have any Emerald in stock at MixedElementals, the Raw form is easier (and less costly) than the Gem quality. The Raw is often used in wire wrap designs and makes an interesting conversation piece!

Energy/Healing: Love, compassion, healing, abundance

  • Colour: Green
  • Chakras: Heart
  • Element: Water
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Taurus


I call this the “beach-bomber” crystal. It’s so much fun, has such a positive energy to it, and the colours are so intriguing! The “Mental Clarity” Crystal!

  • Energy/Healing: Mental enhancement and clarity, improved decision making, clears energy fields
  • Colour: clear blue/purple/green
  • Chakras: Throat & Brow
  • Element: Wind
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Pisces


This one is a winner for me – although I am biased as it is my Birthstone! I love the deep dark reds of the most common type pictured above. The tumbled garnets have gorgeous variations and depth!

  • Energy/Healing: Emotional Healing, self-worth, spiritual enlightenment, strength, security
  • Colour: Deep Red (garnets do come in other colours such as green and black)
  • Chakras: Root (Red); Heart (Green)
  • Element: Earth, Fire
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Aquarius/January


This is a new discovery within the last year or so. I absolutely LOVE the banding and flash of this stone. I am partial to the darker ‘gunmetal’ grey as well. And the name — so cool!

  • Energy/Healing: Self-knowledge, self-healing through visualization, accepting one’s own “shadow”. Boost psychic gifts and clairvoyance, manifestation.
  • Colour: Black with silvery/grey flashes/bands
  • Chakras: Root & Solar Plexus, Third Eye/Brow
  • Element: Wind
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Sagittarius & Capricorn

Iolite (Water Sapphire

Now, what was I going to use for the letter “I”?  Iolite!! This is a new discovery in the last year or so at some of the Gem & Mineral shows I’ve been to, and I HAVE to get me some of these!!  A stone for shamanic journeying, it has been used for inner vision and reflection.

  • Energy/Healing: Inner vision, shamanic journeying, healing old wounds, soul retrieval
  • Colour: violet, gray, blue, translucent colour changes with angle of view
  • Chakras: Throat &Third Eye (brow)
  • Element: Wind
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Cancer


As strong as the name implies, this is a masculine stone, providing strength and balance to the Devine Feminine.

  • Energy/Healing: Protection, purification, grounding
  • Colour: Black
  • Chakras: Root (for grounding); All (for purification)
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Capricorn


A great stone for communicating with one’s own Higher Self for inspirational wisdom and to align the energies in your auric field. Excellent for aligning while practicing Reiki on one’s self. Or for meditation. A wonderful stone for someone going through some changes.

  • Energy/Healing: promote mobility both physical & spiritual, tranquility, attunement & meditation
  • Colour: blue (most common)
  • Chakras: All -especially Third Eye & Heart
  • Element: Storm
  • Zodiac/Birthstone:Pisces


Sacred to Peel, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, fire and magic. Because of it’s porous nature, essential oils are often rubbed into the lava stone to create aromatherapeutic healing as well as the natural healing properties of this stone.

  • Energy/Healing: (without oils)- increased vitality for those stuck in lethargy- creates energy, contains irritability
  • Colour: Black (most common)
  • Chakras: Solar Plexus
  • Element: Fire
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Aries & Scorpio

Moonstone (Peach Moonstone)

Stone of New Beginnings, Lovers, and Feminine Mysteries

  • Energy/Healing: soothes, consoles, assists emotional healing
  • Colour: Peach, White/Rainbow
  • Chakras: Sacral (peach); Third Eye, Crown (white/rainbow)
  • Element: Wind
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Cancer

New Jade (aka Serpentine)

The Crystal of the Warrior – in Love and Life. Connection to Nature, Spiritual Earth History, and Kundalini Awakening

  • Energy/Healing: overcomes bullying, overcomes crippling fears, allows you to say “no” without guilt. Release fear of change, clearing blocked energy centres
  • Colour: light green
  • Chakras: All (especially Heart)
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Gemini & Scorpio

Onyx (Black)

It’s deep black colour is most common, and worn by both men and women alike, drawing from the strength this stone provides.

  • Energy/Healing: assists in mourning and grief, healing past life trauma, protection, and balances yin and yang
  • Colour: Deep Black
  • Chakras: Root
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Leo


Regarded as a stone of Prophecy and Shamanism by indigenous sangomas, medicine men and women in South Africa. Prehnite was one of my first “new discoveries” when I began this journey of healing crystals. I just loved the little intrusions within the pale green!

  • Energy/Healing: Inner peace, union of heart and will, stone of prediction, calms hyperactive children
  • Colour: pale green/yellow green
  • Chakras: Heart, Crown, Third Eye/Brow, Solar Plexus
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Virgo

Quartz (Smokey)

Like the smoke of sage, the energy clears and cleanses the aura within and around you.

  • Energy/Healing: a premier grounding, cleansing, protection stone. *Note: since this stone uses itself to cleanse and draw negativity from you, it is best to energetically cleanse it regularly via smudging with Sage or Incense.
  • Colour: pale brown to chocolate brown/transparent
  • Chakras: Root
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Capricorn

Rose Quartz

The pale beauty of a rose, embodying love and compassion within a single crystal.

  • Energy/Healing: compassion, love, friendship, healing gaps in relations, emotional healing
  • Colour: pale pink
  • Chakras: Heart
  • Element: Water
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Taurus


Believed to be almost 2 billion years old, it is the Stone of Life, the Stone of Transformation. One of the best for physical and spiritual healing. Regenerates and reenergizes cells and spirit. This stone is good for —- EVERYTHING!

  • Energy/Healing: protection, balance, cell regeneration, boost energy, normalizes sleep, raises vibration. Also claims to purify water. **This stone should also be routinely cleansed by having it sit in the sun to recharge.
  • Colour: black
  • Chakras: All
  • Element: Fire, Wind, Storm
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Cancer

Tourmaline (Black) / Schorl

My favourite stone for repelling negative energies, psychic protection, and working in stressful environments.

  • Energy/Healing: Purification, Protection, cleansing auric field
  • Colour: Black
  • Chakras: Root
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Libra & Scorpio


Mother Earth’s goodness stone. I love the flecks of pinks within the green. This is such a natural looking stone, I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. It reminds me of my walks on the beach as a kid, collecting buckets of rocks!!

  • Energy/Healing: Healing, balance, release bad habits, higher attunement, patient persistence
  • Colour: greens and pinks, flecked
  • Chakras: All, especially Heart
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Scorpio


(rare, not stocked at MixedElementals)

Bringing the Light Body into alignment with the Physical Self. This is a brand new discovery for me – as I was not aware at the time of writing this article of any stones or crystals starting with “V”. I found this one! Intriguing, to say the least! It almost looks like Turquoise!

  • Energy/Healing: inner peace, love & compassion, alignment of physical & Spiritual, simplicity, clarity, emotional healing
  • Colour: green
  • Chakras: Heart
  • Element: Water
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Unknown

White Howlite

This is my “go to” stone for calming focus. It’s gentle energy is wonderful for calming amongst crowds and gridlock.

  • Energy/Healing: encourages learning, calming and focus, attracts blessings to the home
  • Colour: White with grey veins
  • Chakras: Crown
  • Element: Air
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Gemini

X-Ray/EMF Protection (Stone)

— Since I couldn’t find a stone or crystal beginning in “X”, I decided to list one that gives protection from something starting in “X” instead! So this stone is:


Pyrite’s shiny yellow metallic appearance has earned it the nickname ‘fool’s gold’, and the Ancient Incas used it’s shiny surface as mirrors!

  • Energy/Healing: protection, confidence, action, manifestation, protection from electromagnetic and EMF rays (computer, phone, x-ray)
  • Colour: metallic yellow/silver/gold
  • Chakras: Solar Plexus
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Aries


(rare, not stocked at MixedElementals)

Finding a crystal or stone that started with a “Y” was more difficult than I thought – so I hit Google and found this rather interesting specimen! It is a rare inosilicate mineral with one of the most complicated chemicals formula in the mineral kingdom. I suppose the only place to find this would be either on-line, or at one of the bigger Gem & Mineral Shows. I know it will be on my list – even if I get it as a ‘specimen’ and not something to work into my jewelry.

  • Energy/Healing: Teamwork, Unity
  • Colour: light brown to pink
  • Chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: unknown

Zoisite (with Ruby inclusions)

A beautiful combination of red Ruby crystals in green Zoisite, merging the energies of Fire & Earth, Passion and Patience. An all around balancing and acceptance stone. I LOVE this one!! And I do have plenty of the round and facetted stones beads in stock!

  • Energy/Healing: acceptance of one’s own sexuality, awakening true self, healing
  • Colour: green with dark pink/red
  • Chakras: Crown, Heart, & Solar Plexus
  • Element: Storm
  • Zodiac/Birthstone: Aries & Taurus

And That’s About It!!   Thank you for taking this journey with me — this article has been a labour of love. A little more time consuming than my others, but I believe it is worth it in the end. I hope you have enjoyed it with me. Feel free to visit my shop for pieces with some of these stones and crystals worked into them. My Intention pieces are all created with that particular Intention in mind as I work on it, and after it has been completed, it goes through a further cleansing ritual and is ready to post! AND- before I ship one of my pieces, they are infused with positive, cleansing energy, ready for it’s new home.

If you would like something made with some/one of the stones or crystals above, please contact me via email, or on my facebook page – and I will be more than happy to discuss these plans with you! My Facebook link is at the bottom of this blog.

Resources for this Blog Article (I am not affiliated with any of these resources, so I do not get paid if you click the links – however, I do find them useful in my searches):

“The Book of Stones” Revised & Expanded Edition, by Robert Simmons & Nakisha Ahsian with contributions by Hazel Raven, Heaven & Earth Publishing LLC, North Atlantic Books, 2015

“The Complete Crystal Handbook”, by Cassandra Easton, Sterling Publishing Co.,Inc. 2010

“The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals” by Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 2003




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My quest for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit. Jewelry Designer, Crystal Lover, Starseed, Lightworker, and bellydance fusion/movement artist. Also looking forward to seeing what this world looks like when I am 108!

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