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Grounded by the Earth: How to Use Lithotherapy (Healing Crystal Energy) in Your Feng Shui Home

Lithotherapy, or crystal healing, is an alternative medicine system that uses stones and minerals to harmonize bodily systems. For centuries these ancient pieces of earth have been used in rituals and ceremonies, ingested to the body with elixirs and powders, worn as jewelry and carried as totems in cultures and civilizations around the world.

Even though crystal therapy is considered alternative medicine or metaphsyical pseudoscience, it's popularity still continues to grow, especially as understanding expands for chakras and energy systems. Healing stones are generally affordable and easy to find, available to anyone who is looking to remove physical and psychological stress, release emotional blockages and increase consciousness or awareness.

In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.

Nikola Tesla

The healing qualities of crystals comes from their chemical composition, color and character. They formed billions of years ago in the depths of the planet, infusing them with utmost power of the Earth's planetary Ch'i. They naturally bring us back to center, elevate our mood, and connect mind, body and spirit.

Considering their healing properties, immense history and beauty, it is no wonder that crystals are considered one of the nine traditional feng shui cures. It is common to find ancient Chinese amulets or carvings made from these magical earth elements. And of course we can't talk about crystal healing without mentioning Feng Shui's most known cure: the faceted crystal.

Also known as a hanging crystal ball, swarovski crystal, crystal sphere or prism, they are clear crystals 30-50 mm in size, often tied with a silk red string. It is commonly hung near doorways or hallways, areas of transition where the chi needs to slow or speed up, or to remedy a poison arrow. They can also be placed according to the bagua for everyday boosts to attract new opportunities and good fortune.

Benefits of Crystals

Crystals are known to...

  • Purify and cleanse negative energy, including toxic EMFs

  • Provide protection and strength

  • Attract new opportunities, ideas, or connections

  • Release limitations caused by stagnant or stale energy

  • Dissolve negative Chi and nourish positive Chi

To activate healing energy of a stone try creating an energy circuit.

  • In your left hand hold the stone whose properties you want to ATTRACT toward you by closing your hand to you.

  • In your right hand, hold the stone whose properties you want to PROJECT away from you by opening your hand away

  • Sit quietly and focus on the energy flowing through you.

Feng Shui Crystals

What areas of your home, and your life, can benefit from an energy boost? Check out the top feng shui crystals below, each matched with the bagua map or area of your life where intentions can manifest.

For Overall Well-Being (Yin/Yang): Jade

Appearance: Rainbow of Colors, Shiny and Strong

Properties and Symbologies: Growth, Wisdom, History, Harmony, Balance

For Love/Relationships (Yin/Yang): Rose Quartz

Appearance: Light Pink

Properties & Symbologies: Attract Romance, Open Heart, Deepen Connection, Heal Heartbreak, Compassion, Joy, Forgiveness, Peace, Calming, Acceptance

For Knowledge/Wisdom (Yin/Yang): Clear Quartz Appearance: Transparent, Prismatic, Illumination

Properties & Symbologies: Spirituality, Mental Clarity, Universal Healing, Versatility, Cleansing, Purification, Inner Strength and Power

For Fame/Reputation (Yang): Carnelian

Appearance: Orange to Red

Properties & Symbologies: Activation, Nourishment, Reassurance, Warmth, Power, Motivation, Endurance, Creativity

For Wealth/Abundance (Yang): Citrine

Appearance: Yellow, Orange

Properties & Symbologies: Grounding, Build Self Esteem, Improve Health, Sunlight, Prosperity, Fertility

For Family/Heritage (Yang): Amethyst

Appearance: Lilac to Dark Purple, Cluster or Geode

Properties & Symbologies: Relieve Stress, Improve Sleep, Deepen Intuition, Purification, Cleansing, Balancing, Meditation, Relaxation, Spiritual Guidance,

For Career/Purpose (Yin): Pyrite

Appearance: Metallic, Gold

Properties: Attract Prosperity, Boost Discipline, Increase Security, Currency, Abundance, Intuition, Clarity, Consciousness, Protection

For Travel/Helpful People (Yin): Tourmaline

Appearance: All Colors

Properties & Symbologies: Protection, Vitality, Joy

For Children/Creativity (Yin): Selenite

Appearance: Cloudy White

Properties & Symbologies: Shift Aura or Vibration, Decrease Anxiety, Infusion, Illumination, Uplifting, Soothing

Other Popular Crystals:

  • Obsidian – A protective stone that shields against negative energy, and promotes emotional stability and truth

  • Lapis Lazuli – helps strengthen your bonds with others, manifests compassion and self-love, and cleanses fear

  • Red Jasper – for bringing endurance, stamina, energy, and physical and inner strength into your life

  • Smoky Quartz – associated with home, nature, and stability, grounding

  • Moldavite - an "extraterrestrial crystal" as meterorite fragments known for powerful healing properties.