by Andrew Pacholyk MS L Ac. ~
Peacefulmind.com

The power behind Earth’s minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for journeys include Angelite, Calcite, Celestite, Hematite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Peridot, Quartz, Sapphire and Staurolite. They can be used for astral travel, awareness, communication, good fortune, grounding, protection and safe travel.

  Angelite:

This stone is excellent at balancing, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the Aura or ethereal network and is utilized for heightened sensory awareness, which also makes it great for Astral travel.  It is very calming and its shade of blue refreshes the eyes and spirit. This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans.

  Blue Calcite:

This is a wonderful crystal to be used for astral travel. Helps in this metaphysical journey by leading one through your travels and returning you home safely. Blue Calcite relieves depression, lowers blood pressure and dissolves pain. This gentle stone coddles and calms its user as it helps absorb negative energy and thought patterns that work against you. A wonderful stone for anxiety, it works great for soothing raw nerves.

  Celestite:

White, clear and cool blue, celestite gets its name from the sky. It’s gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind. Celestite is an Aura cleanser. It assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order. This is a very spiritual stone, seemingly connected to the divine. It’s peaceful nature emulates it’s relationship to the angelic world. Use this stone for spiritual development, finding purity of heart and clairvoyant communication. It is a stone associated with dream recall and astral journeys.

  Hematite:

This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem.

  Moonstone:

This crystal is considered the traveler’s stone. It is believed to provide protection during journeys. Soothes stress, anxiety, women’s hormones/menstrual imbalance and enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings and less overwhelmed by personal feelings. Greater flexibility and flow with life. Used for protection against the perils of travel. Known to be of ancient spiritual significance in connection to the moon and the intuitive aspect of one’s nature. Help cool, soothe, and calm over-reactions to emotional and personal situations.

  Yellow Jasper:

Yellow Jasper can be used at the Solar Plexus Chakra and represents Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition. This stone is known as the power stone. It helps restore our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. This stone has been used historically to help reduce travel sickness.

  Obsidian:

Obsidian is actually natural glass that is formed when hot lava is submerged in water. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul”. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. Changes fear into flexibility with the advent of change. Protective stone for traveling.

  Peridot:

This stone is for rebirth and renewal. Used for good health, wealth and protection. Clears Heart Chakra, pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth, openness.  Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety. A visionary stone. Helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can help us visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical but of spiritual continuation as well.

  Phenacite:

Also spelled phenakite, is a powerful, loving, healing, spiritual stone. It is believed to be one of the highest vibrational crystals yet discovered. The clearer the stone, the more intensely it opens the Third Eye, Crown Chakra and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Hence, its aura clearing abilities are phenomenal! This stone ignites clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, as well as life journeys.

  Quartz Crystals:

Quartz is the Master Healer and the “stone of power”!  The natural tendency for quartz is for harmony. Quartz can both draw and send energy therefore it is effective for sending/receiving guidance. Quartz is used for transformation in healing and in all levels of change (mentally/emotionally, physically and spiritually). Quartz stimulates the natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing frequency.

  Snow White Quartz is used, along with black tourmaline for treating jet lag, fatigue and negative energy.

   Rose Quartz is helpful for difficulty in sleeping. Rose Quartz brings peace after a long journey and in a strange place it is sometimes hard to sleep. Rose Quartz can help by soothing the heart.

  Sardonyx:

This is a crystal for protection. It is believed to protect one from crime. Grid this stone in the four corners of your home, around doors and windows or any area you fear theft can occur. As a protection stone it is also recommended for explorers and those engaged in combat. Its protection qualities are ancient.

  Black Tourmaline:

The keyword for this crystal is Alignment. As a grounding stone, black tourmaline can be used whenever energy feels scattered and disconnected. It therefore, bring awareness back to a grounded state of mind. Tourmaline does not absorb negative energy. It repels it. It is the best crystal to use against the ill effects of low frequency and high frequency electromagnetic waves (EMF) and protects against smog, radiation, psychic attacks and repels all kinds of negative energy. Black Tourmaline can be used together with white snow quartz to reduce feelings of tiredness and jet lag after traveling.

  Turquoise:

This stone is most famous as an amazing over all healer for illnesses in the physical body and mental/emotional issues. Turquoise is known as a stone of protection and communication on every level. Use turquoise at the Throat Chakra and the Heart Chakra. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual love for healing and helping. It is known as the stone which connects heaven and earth. Balancing Yin and Yang, energizing the meridians and cleansing/clearing the Aura.

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