An­drea’s world of crys­tals

Healer An­drea Webb looks at the re­la­tion­ship be­tween gem­stones, colour and chakras

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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 an­drea-webb2@ntl­

‘WhenI’m feel­ing a bit flat, cit­rine comesto my aid’

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