by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac

These gems offer the insight and coolness that is appropriate for letting go, feeling more aloof, or bring your “too spacey” mind, back to reality.

The air signs of the zodiac are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and they are the possessors of the virtue of knowledge. They are curious, have initiative, are original, generally are well disciplined and are quick thinkers.

Air represents the breath of life!

Here are helpful crystals for balancing the element of air:

Apatite: allows us to connect between past and future, the conscious and unconscious and the psychic and intuitive centers. Blue apatite is used especially to heal and stimulate the Throat Chakra, for self-expression, teaching, healing, and verbally expressing yourself.

Aventurine: calms irritation. Used at the Heart Chakra, it is a soothing stone in both green and blue! It’s a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the Heart Chakra center during Chakra balancing. It helps to balance the emotions and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful periods.

Blue Calcite: This amazing stone symbolizes enlightenment and mental growth. It relieves depression, lowers blood pressure and helps absorb energy. This gentle stone coddles and calms its user as it helps to absorb negative energy and thought patterns that work against you. A wonderful stone for anxiety, it works great for soothing raw nerves.

Blue Lace Agate: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all emotional wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. soothes and cools anger. Use at the Throat Chakra.

Blue Quartz: This stone has been used to help you discover or increase your understanding of your spiritual nature. Its celestial color attunes us with the sky and the sea. It has a calming effect upon the mind and has historically been used to stimulate hope.

Celestite: celestite gets its name from the sky. Its gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind. It allows us to find serenity, harmony, and easiness. It creates stillness for receiving, therefore allowing us connection to spirit, life overview, and creativity. Celestite increases self-expression, artistic creativity, and healing. This stone helps the Throat Chakra by allowing for honesty, openness, and listening. The celestial blue color helps reduce stress, worry, and anxiety.

Chrysoberyl: Chrysoberyl crystals are famous for increasing personal power and deepening spirituality. They help to increase generosity and charitable behavior. This stone promotes forgiveness and offers peace of mind to those who were it. Chrysoberyl can initiate intuition and spark awareness.

Citrine: This stone energizes every level of the aura. It helps develop inner calm and security and makes us less sensitive and more open to constructive criticism. Can dispel negative feelings and help us to accept the flow of events. This stone is great with help in achieving goals. Because of its matrix of iron and quartz, it is most effective on the Sacral Spleen Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, and Crown Chakra.

Lapis Lazuli: This is the stone of ancient knowledge and wisdom. Lapis resonates on a very high, harmonious level as it brings peace and deeper understanding when looking inward. It, therefore, encourages inner self-knowledge, encourages self-awareness and will show you inner truth, when you really choose to look. A wonderful stone to work with for self-acceptance. It’s deep blue color is like looking deep into an ocean of possibilities providing qualities of honesty, compassion, and morality to the personality seeking balance.

Sapphire: Sapphires are known as the stone of prophetic wisdom. They have a long-standing use in history. It is a stone of strength and gives great will power. These stones lessen tension and align the mental, physical, and spiritual planes. They can be an important stone for people with spiritual confusion or depression, those involved in situations out of their control, and anyone with concentration problems.

Tourmaline: (Indicolite): or Blue Tourmaline, benefits the upper torso, the pulmonary system, and the immune system. Some believe it has a religious nature and that its purpose is to teach” spiritual oneness”. This stone works well at the Throat Chakra. Blue tourmaline allows us the understanding to express how we feel with clarity and intention. This stone is known for cooling situations that seem to be out of control. It is a stone for quieting the mind and connecting to the sea and sky.

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