Andrea’s world of crystals
Healer Andrea Webb looks at the relationship between gemstones, colour and chakras
Healer Andrea Webb looks at the relationship between gemstones, colour and your chakras
Icall them the ‘three Cs’ – crystals, colour, and chakras – and when this trio combine, there’s so much to say I wonder if I’ll fit it all on this page, although I’ll squeeze in as much as I can!
So, let’s work our way through the body’s seven energy fields, which are each linked to a different colour, and discover the crystals associated with them.
A rainbow of wonder
I love using red garnet on the base chakra, which is all about our physical self, and sense of safety and security. I find that when using this stone on clients, it brings a richness to a healing and works deeply on this chakra, giving a real sense of grounding to them.
The sacral chakra resonates with the colour orange. Carnelian is possibly the best known orange quartz crystal. It comes in a myriad of shades and tones, from reddish-orange to pale peach, and is beautifully warming, giving you a soothing glow.
From a young age, orange was always my favourite colour, something my mother didn’t understand at all because she liked blue and wondered why I didn’t like it as much as she did.
Interestingly though, orange and blue are complementary colours in that they’re on opposite sides of the colour wheel, and the sacral
chakra and throat chakra, which resonates to blue, are very closely linked. Perhaps my mother and I were more alike than we thought!
Yellow is the colour of the solar
plexus chakra, our body’s power centre, and when I’m feeling a bit flat, CLEAR QUARTZ
is known as the ‘Master Healer’ citrine comes to my aid and puts the zing back into my step.
This crystal can often be a translucent, soft buttery yellow, but you’ll also see it as a rich golden orange colour, fading to almost white; such lovely colour variety in one crystal.
The heart chakra traditionally resonates with green, but if you feel your way into the chakra more deeply when meditating, it also resonates with pink – which is why rose quartz is commonly associated with this energy centre. When I was redesigning my garden, I intuitively felt it was really important to have big chunks of
rose quartz dotted around it, to imbue an air of love and peace.
Blue chalcedony works wonders with the throat chakra, the seat of communication and speaking your truth, and is the perfect partner to the carnelian of the sacral chakra. Not only are these two crystals complementary colours, they’re both types of quartz, each with different trace minerals in them. Carnelian contains traces of iron oxide, while blue chalcedony has copper. Turquoise is another favourite throat chakra crystal of mine and when I work with it, it feels as though someone has placed a comforting blanket around my shoulders.
The third eye, the centre of intuition and spiritual insight, is usually seen as a deep indigo blue. In the same way that the sacral and
throat chakras are paired through colour, the third-eye and base chakras are too, and there is an amazing crystal that works well on both of these energy points – protective tiger’s eye.
Finally, we come to the crown chakra, shining up to the heavens in colours of deepest violet through to the purest white.
Amethyst mirrors this colour spectrum with its huge variety of tones and hues. It’s a lovely crystal to use in jewellery. I’ve had my engagement ring remodelled to include it, so every time I look at it, I feel connected to my own crown chakra, linking me to universal energy.
✿ More info Andrea is a crystal and energy healer. If you have any questions for her, email email@example.com
‘WhenI’m feeling a bit flat, citrine comesto my aid’