“Rose quartz is the strongest stone for creating harmony in relationships with family, friends and lovers,” says Jessica Seaman, founder of luxury candle brand Lara Quin. Intuitive healer Emmy-lou Knowles adds, “It’s also good for your skin. [Some] practitioners of Chinese medicine believe spots are caused by fears. Rose quartz helps to ease emotions.”
Feeling a little off kilter? The spiked star clusters of aragonite will balance you out. “Because of their form, the rocks can radiate energy in all directions,” says author Laurey Simmons. She also recommends aragonite for its calming properties. “It can help support compassionate communication, selfexpression and meditation.” So you can squash stress and boost your inner Zen.
It’s a meditative and calming stone that’s meant to promote balance and peace, along with emotional stability and inner strength. “Amethyst is good for treating insomnia and grief, as it neutralises negative energy,” says Knowles. “It also softens the nervous system.” Bye-bye, tension.
Worried about what your technology addiction might be doing to your health? According to Simmons, black tourmaline can guard you from “electric smog” (aka the electromagnetic radiation emitted by your mobile and wifi) and ward off negative energies from your home. “Crystals transmit signals all the time,” says Knowles. “These effectively create a barrier between you and man-made technological energy.”
“Moonstone is a mothering, nurturing stone,” explains Seaman. “It’s good for new beginnings, relaxation and helping you tune into your psychic abilities. It’s also a great healer during pregnancy.”