The Colour Properties Of Crystals And Stones
There is a whole spectrum of colours within the mineral and crystal kingdom. All crystals have mainly a projective or receptive quality of energy attributed to them. In the Universe there are two main functions of energies and they are 1. Expansion 2. Contraction. Some crystals absorb, diffuse, slow down, and transform energies. Other crystals generate, amplify, speed up and direct energies in a certain direction. To be able to discern whether a crystal is passive or active in its nature will depend upon three main factors-
1. The internal geometric structure
2. The colours
3. The outer structural formation
The whole Universe is a dance of attracting and repelling energies that create the galaxies, stars, planets and lifeforms. These forces also create some form of energy boundary structures where opposing forces become unified. Crystals are no different from a human or animal in regards to being a multidimensional being consisting of many energies and structures. Human beings benefit from a balanced life, especially learning from internal and external energetic influences. When there is an overabundance of projective energy things can become too aggressive, angry, agitated, careless, restless and impulsive. When there is an overabundance of receptive energy things can become stagnated, depressed, lethargic, confused, and fearful.
Crystals are here for us to utilize as a healing tool towards balance, health and peace. The projective crystals and stones can help you to focus, have courage and determination, create abundance and success. They can also help us to move forward, by strengthening our will and drive by amplifying the vital energy that we need to achieve our goals. Projective crystals and stones can forcefully drive away all negative forces and offer good protection.
The receptive crystals and stones can calm emotions, bring mental clarity by slowing down racing thoughts, can center and ground your energies for meditation, and offer deep insights by developing your psychic awareness. The receptive crystals can magnetically attract all forms of abundance like healing, love and money.
Projective/active colours – Gold, Yellow, Orange, Red, Clear, Silver, Purple, and Reflecting Colours like Labradorite.
Receptive/serene colours- Black, Brown, Green, Blue, Pink, Indigo, White, and Opalescent Colours like Moonstone.
The following list of crystals is about the different colours and some of their qualities and uses. Once you get the basic idea of the meaning of colour and how it affects us and our environment, you are on the road to a deeper understanding of crystals, stones and their powers.
Black Crystals And Stones
Image Tibetan Black Quartz Crystal
Black stones are associated with the element of Earth and the planet Saturn, so are ideal for any shadow working where negative traits will become revealed for transformation. They are very protective, so are good for creating boundaries and energy grids for the home. Black crystals or stones are perfect for banishing unwanted energy, and to use when meditating for grounding.
Types of Black Crystals and Stones.
Aegirine, Black Jade, Obsidian, Tourmaline, Jet, Nuumite, Shungite, Tektite Meteorite, Tibetan Black Quartz, Black Tourminalated Quartz, Black Diamond.
Silver Or Grey Crystals And Stones
Image Pyrite Crystal Heart
Silver and grey crystals or stones are associated also with the planet Earth and Saturn. They can be helpful to create structure in your life if you have become too scattered and need more discipline. Silver crystals and stones assist you with self- reflection that can align your energies back with your true intentions, making you more focused and empowering you. They can help to balance the hemispheres of the brain and neutralize excessive emotions or thoughts by grounding those energies back into the Earth.
Types of Silver or Grey Crystals –
Hematite, Larvikite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Silver Rutile Quartz, Grey Agate.
Brown Crystals And Stones
Image Smoky Quartz with inclusions
Brown crystals and stones are associated with Mother Earth and are very nurturing and protective stones. They help us to adjust to the new in our lives smoothly, removing worries. Brown crystals like smoky quartz, are powerful protectors for your environment, they can reduce geopathic stress and harmful EMF radiation frequencies. Brown crystals and stones can strengthen the immune system and release toxins from the body to create balance and health.
Types of Brown Crystals and Stones –
Brown Jade, Brown Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Tigers Eye, Picture Jasper, Biggs Jasper, Brown Tourmaline Dravite.
Yellow Crystals And Stones
Image Citrine Crystal Point
Yellow crystals and stones have the energy of the Sun and solar power. They heighten the intellect and assist in the creative potentials of ideas. Yellow crystals can assist in eliminating toxic energies from the spleen and pancreas. They are revitalizing of the solar plexus , can enhance your energy, encouraging independence, confidence, and self reliance. Yellow crystals and stones can heighten your consciousness and bring clarity to your thought processes.
Types of Yellow Crystals and Stones –
Citrine, Yellow Beryl, Yellow Calcite, Yellow Apatite, Yellow Onyx, Yellow Serpentine, Yellow Sapphire, Golden Rutile Quartz, Yellow Hessonite Garnet.
Orange Crystals And Stones
Image Orange Aragonite Star
Orange crystals and stones are also associated with the Sun and warmth. They are good for extra vitality, and can open the meridians and energy channels in the body. Orange crystals heal the second chakra and the energies of the sexual organs. They can enhance courage and will power, giving you a boost of determination when facing challenges. Orange crystals and stones can also assist in balancing the endocrine and hormone system.
Types of Orange Crystals and Stones –
Orange Aragonite, Carnelian, Orange Spessartite Garnet, Orange Sapphire, Orange Calcite, Sunstone, Vandanite.
Red Crystals and Stones
Image Red Phantom Quartz Crystals
Red crystals and stones are associated with the fiery red kundalini life force and dynamic Mars energies. Associated with Mars but also with Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine powers. Red crystals unify the root, heart and crown chakras. They can open the spinal channel for the inner fires to flow to the top of the head. Red crystals offer you passion, Earth connection of the creative forces in nature, and physical strength. They also strengthen the auric field and protect the aura.
Types of Red Crystals and Stones –
Crocoite, Cuprite, Russian Red Quartz, Tibetan Red Quartz, Proustite, Red Jasper, Ruby, Red Tourmaline, Red Phantom Quartz, Red Almandine or Rhodolite Garnet.
Pink Crystals And Stones
Image Pink Aragonite Natural and Carved Skull
Pink crystals and stones are aspects of the Divine Universal Love vibration, so emanate loving, and soothing energies. Pink Crystals are associated with the planet Venus and uplift the emotions into a state of joy, nurturing and gratitude. They provide us with guidance on our path, helping us to manifest our hearts desires. Pink crystals can raise your vibrations, enhance beauty and creative ideas. They love to dissolve discordant energies and help you to surrender to the Divine Will and spiritual energies.
Types of Pink Crystals and Stones –
Pink Mangano Calcite, Pink Opal, Morganite, Rose Quartz, Pink Aragonite, Pink Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, Rhodocrosite, Thulite, Rhodonite, Pink Kunzite, Phosphosiderite.
Purple Crystals And Stones
Image Amethyst Polished Sphere and Tumbled Stones
Purple crystals and stones have a high spiritual vibration and are associated with the expansive energies of the planets Jupiter and Neptune. Purple crystals empower and can help to cleanse other crystals and stones as well as your aura. They can assist in overcoming bad habits and addictions by reducing the urges, and calming the mind. Purple stones expand your awareness, and can help to free you from any attachments by activating the crown chakra. They can also help with psychic development, intuition, and eliminate sleep disorders, creating peace and serenity within the nervous system.
Types of Purple Crystals and Stones –
Amethyst, Lepidolite, Charoite, Purperite, Purple Chalcedony, Purple Jade, Sugilite, Purple Fluorite, Chevron Amethyst, Tanzanite.
Blue Crystals And Stones
Image Dumortierite Polished Heart.
Blue crystals and stones are associated with the planets Neptune and Pluto. They align with the element of water, and assist in good fluid circulation of the glandular and circulatory systems in the body. Blue Crystals promote calm, healing emotions, and can clear the throat chakra ready for communication and self expression. They are great for psychic pursuits, journeying and astral travel, often attracting the Angelic Guides. Blue Crystals are also associated with the Goddess of the Sea and Water realms. They open, clear and strengthen the third eye for inner spiritual vision.
Types of Blue Crystals and Stones –
Angelite, Azurite, Blue Opal, Blue Aventurine, Blue Calcite, Celestite, Gem Silica, Blue Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Larimar, Lazulite, Blue Aragonite, Blue Sapphire, Blue Fluorite, Blue Turquoise, Dumortierite, Blue Shattukite, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Lace Agate, Covellite, Aquamarine, Blue Jasper.
Green Crystals And Stones
Image Green Fluorite Polished Stone
Green crystals and stones are associated with the planet Venus and are more receptive for deep healing. They assist in opening and clearing of the heart chakra, so we can receive the abundance of love and prosperity of the Universe. Green stones are very altruistic and connected with the Divine Feminine nurturing energy. They can attract love to you or assist in strengthening the bonds of love already established in a relationship. Green Crystals enhance your Divine essence, opening your hearts true wisdom.
Types of Green Crystals and Stones –
Amazonite, Chrysocolla, Green Uvarovite Garnet, Chrysoprase, Bloodstone, Emerald, Green Aventurine, Green Calcite, Green Fluorite, Green Jade, Malachite, Green Tourmaline, Moldavite Meteorite, Moss Agate, Prehnite, Peridot, Serpentine, Pyromorphite, Green Turquoise, Vesuvianite, Green Kunzite, Green Apophyllite, Green Amethyst Prasiolite, Green Quartz.
White Crystals And Stones
Image White Celestial Pineapple Quartz Natural Crystal
White crystals and stones are associated with the Spirit and the Moon. White stones connect you with the higher dimensional and Angelic Realms. They activate the light body, and refine matter into a higher vibrational state. White crystals balance the aura of all colour rays and allow safe interdimensional communications. All white crystals align you with the Divine essence and help you to focus during meditation. They attract your spiritual guides to be of service, working together for your spiritual life and soul mission on Earth. White crystals are also a Goddess stone of vision and prophecy.
Types of White Crystals and Stones –
White Cathedral Quartz, Merkabite Calcite, Cryolite, Azeztulite, Barite, Beryllonite, Moonstone, Scolecite, Selenite, Snow Quartz, White Opal, White Diamond, White Sapphire, White Jasper, White Phantom Quartz, White Faery Quartz, White topaz, White Howlite, White Danburite.
Clear Crystals And Stones
Image Clear Lumerian Seed Quartz Crystal
Clear crystals and stones are very high in their frequency of vibration. They help with the spiritual ascension process and illumination of the mind to a higher state of consciousness. Clear crystals capture rainbows of light within them, showing us that they attract the whole colour spectrum of spiritual rays. Clear crystals are the most energy amplifying, programming or energy directing of the crystal spectrum. They work well with the whole chakra system and balance both polarities of the brain. Clear crystals are often used to heal and transform the self to a higher state of being.
Types of Clear Crystals and Stones –
Clear Apophyllite, Clear Danburite, Cerrusite, Clear Quartz, Clear Calcite, Clear Topaz, Faden Quartz, Goshenite, Herkimer Diamond, Phenacite, Lumerian Seed Quartz.
Multicoloured Crystals and Stones
Image Kaleidoscope Agate
Multicoloured crystals and stones can have a variety of metaphysical properties and uses. It will depend upon the mineral combinations of a conglomerate or multicolored stone, what type of energies it has, and what kind of purpose it can serve. Kaleidoscope agate like in the image above, is formed from a combination of copper bearing minerals like Azurite, Malachite, Chrysocolla, Amethyst, Cuprite, and mixed with White Agate. This makes it a strong connection with the planet Venus, and associations of love, beauty, Prophecy, speaking your truth, self- expression, and all Goddess Feminine energies.
Brazilian Llanite – Que Sera Stone
Image Llanite skull
LLanite that was formed in Bahia Brazil is also named Que Sera Stone. It was formed around the same time period asTexas Llanite between 1.6 billion to 650 million years ago. The Author of the book “ Love is in the Earth” Melody named it Que sera meaning “ Quartz with undulatory extinction” It means the ancient folding of the Earth where the quartz mixed with other minerals like Feldspar, Kaolinite, Leucozene, Clinozoisite and even magnetite.
This variety of Llanite has a deep rich Brown colour with, Blue quartz, and pink Feldspar which is the perfect combination to connect your heart with Mother Earth. It’s the blue sky, the brown Earth and the pink heart. Que sera llanite has the energy of the forest and growing things, a very earthy stone which can help in connecting with Mother Nature. It blends the elements from nature and helps you to communicate with nature spirits.
Brazilian Llanite is more gentle than the rush of energy from the red variety of Texas llanite. Que sera is very soothing, refreshing and graceful helping to attract serenity and peace through you. Because Que sera stone connects the Divine with the Earth it will calm you when you are upset and uplift you when you are depressed. It will bring back the balance in your energies and your outer world. It is a wonderful stone to grid your workspace and home because it protects from any electromagnetic field energy differences given off by computers.
This article written by Anita Allen.
Bibliography and Recommended Reading.
Some of this information was compiled from my own knowledge and crystal wisdom. Credit also goes to the following authors for some of this article and I highly recommend reading their works for yourself.
The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian.
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magick by Scott Cunningham