For various reasons, my house is full of crystals and I know what all of them do. I'm not going to say they're not helpful sometimes, either, just as I won't say they're helpful all the time. They're also pretty, so they make nice décor. My point is, I happen to know a lot about placing crystals in and around the house, and how doing so really can make your life a bit more balanced.
Do you spend a lot of time worrying about things? A little fluorite placed in the room where you can't shut off your mind – your office if you can't focus on work, your bedroom if you think too much when you're trying to sleep – can help you calm down, relieve your anxiety, and get out of a thought-rut.
People who are in the know sometimes call this a cuddle stone because it inspires a feeling of coziness. Even when you're alone, you won't feel lonely. If you're with someone you love, you'll feel positively affectionate. Put some citrine in the bedroom or living room.
Though the name suggests otherwise, this can actually help you deal with your insomnia.
Fun name! It can also help with over-sensitivity and bring you more clarity.
Malachite is quite pretty, plus it balances the right and left sides of your brain. It also opens you wide up for creativity and invites change.
Are you high-strung? Anxious, nervous, restless? Put some celestite in your personal spaces. It keeps you feeling peaceful and serene – for real.
In addition to being gorgeous, azurite changes the negative – negative thought patterns, resentments, arguments, spite. Good for the spaces you most often share with your partner, I've found.
So is aventurine, being that it calms hot tempers and generally balances the family.
Amber is essential to have around if you suffer from any kind of depression because it will help you get through it. It will attract happiness and invite happy people into your home.
My birthstone! It can ease tension and soothe hurt feelings, which is kind of funny, since, um, Leos usually cause tension and create hurt feelings. Ha.
11. Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli is truly lovely, and it's excellent to place in the spaces where you usually talk to your guests and the people who live in your home. It invites meaningful communication and it can help people reveal their true inner thoughts and feelings.
If you need more patience, put rhodonite somewhere in your home. It enhances the peace in your family but also boosts assertiveness.
The name itself tells you everything you need to know, right? Moonstone balances your emotions, and it's especially helpful to people who have a little trouble talking about their feelings.
Kyanite calms the emotions, so you might want to pair it with moonstone in a pretty display.
15. Smoky Quartz
Smoky quartz will wash away your negative feelings and beliefs, and you know, it does seem to kind of help with that. I'm just saying.
Unakite is helpful when you're sick, or sickly. It can show you the way to the cause of the problem, which is more helpful than simply treating the symptoms.
If you really need help getting the negativity out of your life, display tourmaline. It keeps negativity away even if you place it outside. In fact, it can protect your home from the inside out or the outside in.
Do you display crystals around your home? Do you think you might start?