If you remember from the conversation about the science of crystals, the vibration of
each crystal is a result of its chemical composition; how many atoms of each type of element the crystal contains as well as how those elements are arranged. In addition, the environment in which the crystal grows moderately affects the final product as well.
While I found that the structure or the crystal lattice as it is called (how the atoms are arranged within a crystal) may have a mild influence over the larger grouping of crystals
in each category, the chemical composition has the most direct impact on the vibration
of individual crystal types (e.g., all amethysts).
It might help to put that another way.
For those of you who may be familiar with astrology, the planets of Neptune and Pluto
have a “generational” influence only in a person’s birth chart and not an individual influence. Lattice structure is similar in that it has a “family” influence (family meaning larger categories), but less influence on the individual crystal types such as amethyst,
tiger’s eye, and so forth. For this reason, I tend not to include the lattice structure in
my descriptions of each type of crystal because it’s just not significant.
Note: Some time ago, I did extensive research into the lattice structure of crystals because
I thought there was something important there. Suffice it to say I found lattice structure
to have virtually no impact on a particular crystal’s meaning. Other factors played much more heavily into the vibrations of each type of crystal, and so along with my personal experiences with crystals (meditating, etc.), the following is what I used to develop
Color: The proof isn’t just in the visual light spectrum (i.e., that colors vibrate at certain frequencies). We have found through additional studies on the topic that the vibration
of various colors can have a significant effect on people. In fact, these studies proved
the point so well that the color has strongly influenced industries such as interior design, fashion, marketing, and even nutrition. Psychologists have used color in treating psychological disorders, restaurants use colors to entice people to feel hungry and eat,
and energy healers often use color in their particular therapies as well.
I could go on, but I think it’s safe to say that humans believe in the principle of color vibration!
One of the physical properties that results from the chemical makeup of a crystal is the color. While there are crystals that come in a variety of hues, most crystals can be
identified almost immediately because of their color and sometimes because of the
visual effect of light and the color, such as chatoyancy (cat’s eye effect), translucency,
color changing, etc.
What many crystal workers have learned over the years (me too!) is that color is a pretty darn reliable indicator of a crystal’s meaning. It makes sense since color is a direct result
of a crystal’s specific chemical composition (like a human’s physical appearance is due
to its specific DNA).
The fact that crystals that come in different colors have somewhat different natures points
to the validity of using color as an indicator of meaning.
We see this same color = meaning association when speaking about the chakras, which brings us to the focus of this page.
Crystal to Chakra Connections: You will see that the crystal to chakra connections are
mostly based on color. Again, this is based on the science of vibration (chemical composition and color), and not just because it is “convenient”.
Note: The crystals listed for each chakra are not the only crystals that would work with
that chakra. As always, I try to list the more common ones as well as the ones that are
fairly easily to acquire. I tend to avoid most jewelry grade crystals (like sapphires,
emeralds, etc.) if for no other reason than their size and price (small and expensive) although there are a few exceptions. I also try to avoid anything that has been
heat-treated, bonded (a.k.a. aura stones) or most aggregates (mixes of various minerals) again, with some exceptions.
I’ll begin with the Earth Star Chakra associations and work up from there.
I’ll list the crystals from my recommendations first (from the Crystals A – Z page) in color
and then I’ll identify others that would also work for each chakra.
Crystals for the Earth Star Chakra: Crystals in this category are mostly dark brown; often
with flecks or fire within them. However, Clear Quartz can always be used. As the Master Crystal and the most abundant stone in the earth’s crust, Clear Quartz has an exceptionally deep connection to the Earth and would work perfectly well here (as will Tourmalated Quartz). Dark grey and black stones with some kind of chatoyant effect (Labradorite, for example) can also be used with this chakra.
Note: Agate and Jasper often come in various tones of brown and grey. However, they
are not as effective when used with the Earth Star Chakra.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Earth Star Chakra include:
Labradorite Tourmalated Quartz
Mahogany Obsidian Dravite (Brown Tourmaline)
Aragonite Sputnik Astrophyllite
Arfvedsonite Dendritic Agate (Merlinite)*
*Not Mystic Merlinite, which is a trademarked name for Indigo Gabbro.
Crystals for the Root Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Root Chakra are
red and black. However, medium to lighter browns, silvers, and dark grey can also be
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Root Chakra include:
Red Jasper Snowflake Obsidian
Black Tourmaline Shungite
Garnet Obsidian (Black, Rainbow, etc.)
Apache Tears Jet
Hematite Indigo Gabbro
Black Kyanite Black Quartz
Petrified Wood Chrysanthemum Stone
Turritella Agate Brown and Grey Agates
Glacial Concretions (a.k.a. Fairy Stones. Not a crystal per se, but still
works well here, especially if you wish to work with nature)
Crystals for the Sacral Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Sacral Chakra are
all shades of orange from peach to orangey-reds.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Sacral Chakra include:
Apricot Agate Copper
Orange Calcite Peach Selenite
Tangerine Quartz Orange Agates
Peach Aventurine Fire Opal
*While Mookaite comes in reddish/orange, yellow and whitish/grey, I find that it
generally vibrates like an orange stone. Personally, I always try to find Mookaite
that has the mix of colors within each stone. In a pinch, the solid yellow ones
would work for the Solar Plexus Chakra and the solid reddish ones would work
for the Root Chakra.
Crystals for the Solar Plexus Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra are all shades of yellow and gold.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Solar Plexus Chakra include:
Citrine Tiger’s Eye
Golden Healer Quartz Yellow Jasper
Amber Golden Labradorite
Yellow Opal Yellow Fluorite
Golden Rutile Quartz Yellow Agate
Yellow Calcites (yellow, golden, honey, etc.)
Crystals for the Heart Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Heart Chakra are shades of green and pink.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Heart Chakra include:
Aventurine Rose Quartz
Kambaba Jasper Prehnite
Green Calcite Mangano Calcite
Green Chalcedony Serpentine
Bloodstone Pink Aventurine
Pink Opal Thulite
Ruby in Fuchsite
Ruby (natural rubies are dark pink, not red),
Crystals for the Throat Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Throat Chakra are shades of aqua, teal, and light to medium blue.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Throat Chakra include:
Blue Lace Agate Turquoise
Angelite Blue Quartz
Chrysocholla Blue Calcite
Apatite Denim Lapis
Crystals for the Third Eye Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Third Eye Chakra are shades of indigo and violet.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Third Eye Chakra include:
Blue Tiger’s Eye Ametrine
Crystals for the Crown Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Crown Chakra are shades of white and clear.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Crown Chakra include:
Clear Quartz Selenite
Howlite Tourmalated Quartz
Clear Calcite White Calcite
Moonstone (white & rainbow) Girasol
Snow Quartz Milky Quartz
Scolecite Desert Rose Selenite
Crystals for the Soul Star Chakra: The primary colors associated with the Soul Star Chakra are clear and white.
The specific crystals that will connect (most directly) with the Soul Star Chakra include:
Herkimer Diamond (a Quartz)
Lemurian (seed) Crystal
Selenite (works here too)
Ganesha Diamond (Himalayan/Tibetan Quartz from the Ganesh Hamal
All Master Quartz, such as Isis, Lightbraries (a.k.a., Cathedrals), Dow,
Devic Temples, Record Keeper, Time Link, Twins, Window, Channeling,