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Common Gemstones Used with Reiki and Their Symbolization

There are many people who use crystal therapy with Reiki – the two complement and enhance each other’s effects very well.

Each gemstone is different in the effect it has on a person. They symbolize beauty and power and possess energetic waves, vibrating each on different frequency – and they can get influenced by the presence of other crystals.

Remember to cleanse them before and / or after each healing session, to keep their properties and vibe in good shape. Read more about cleansing crystals.


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Some popular gemstones and their corresponding symbolization in the world of Reiki are enlisted below:

  • Amethyst: This is a common gemstone having violet or lilac color. It is called a versatile or ‘All-Rounder’ stone and basically good for inducing creativeness in a person. It brings clear ideas and makes a person responsive about several modes. It was being used as a protective measure and is overall an effective stone to wear for entrenching stability. It also keeps body away from any kind of negativities.
  • Tiger’s Eye: This is a strong and protective stone having an ability to blow off curses from a person. It helps in recognition of your own abilities by encouraging growth of mind.
  • Pearl: This is another common stone, which purifies heart and mind. It is used by people to reduce stress and anxiety levels in mind.
  • Quartz: This crystal amplifies and sends energy to a person.
  • Citrine: It’s a member of quartz family and can lift your spirits. It can keep you happy by chasing away the blues and making you happy from inside.
  • Bloodstone: This stone is best in the cases requiring fair and just deals and best for the crucial times, where you require help on your side.
  • Green Aventurine: This soothing stone symbolizes in bringing clarity in your mind and getting access to your inner wisdom. It makes your decision making power strong.
  • Red Jasper: It is best suitable to those who require stability in their life and have had a tough time for their body and mind.
  • Rose Quartz: This stone is for love and you will find many clip on earrings with this stone, which is gifted by lovers to one another for bringing love moments in your life. Quartz is often used in conjunction with other gemstones too.
  • Hematite: It induces spiritual and healing capabilities in a person and unblocks any obstacles in your life.
  • Carnelian: Gives its influence after wearing it for a longer period of time and has galvanizing impacts on your body.
  • Turquoise: This stone can uplift unconditional love, aligns energy chakras and opens heart for acceptance of true love.
  • Sodalite: Sodalite is known for bringing trust and harmony back into your heart and you can get rid of relationship issues by wearing it.

Interested in how each crystal interacts with chakras? Related reading..

The meanings of gemstones are flexible and each has more meanings and properties than we’ve listed. You can wear these crystals in a ring or carry around with you, but the impact is better, if the stone touches your body parts. Keep experimenting by wearing different gemstones and notice the effects they have.

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  • Vikas July 8, 2014, 11:08 am

    What is Lapis Lazuli for ?
    What if my crystal is chipped or broke. Will it still work ?

    • Sam July 9, 2014, 12:01 am

      Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious gem stone It is Deep Blue in colour. Lapis can be worn to guard against psychic attacks, It quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.

      Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.

  • Helen Chapman July 8, 2014, 3:05 pm

    Thanks again, wonderful article, my guides drew me to using crystals with Reiki and I always go by what they suggest.
    Vikas I would say that Lapis is a stone of strength and can be used to overcome emotional issues, it also aids communication skills and strengthens the mind, a powerful manifestation stone.
    Chipped or broken crystals work just as well as whole ones, just be sure to cleanse it thoroughly to make sure it wasn’t damaged by stress or negativity. I love Lapis and wear it myself as it also enhances dream work and recall.

  • Jason Ray January 16, 2015, 7:56 pm

    No one stone is EVER a cure all, but a large variety of stones CAN cure many a thing…
    If you want to heal ANYONE, with ANY AILMENT, your going to need a wide variety or stones, but only take into treatment what is necessary. Always make sure your gems are first cleansed, then chargd, and have been freed of negative energy.Dedicate all of your tools, as well as yourself, as servants to the light, and as the universe howbest you may sere all in one….

    Also, another good reason to collect, is you can also raise, balance, and charge your Chakra specific energies with them. Check out These two books by Judy Hall 1) The Encyclodeia of crystals, and 2) The Chakra bible..

  • antoinette July 8, 2015, 11:12 am

    Crystals and stones are wonderful addition to a reiki session as the article and comments suggest. I especially like to use the flat polished stones that you can find at most “rock and crystal” stores. These lay flat on the body over chakras or other area while doing a treatment. I even like to use the ones embossed with a word (like love, strength, confidence, etc,.,.) I make an intention as I use these to also transmit the energy of that word into the body.

  • Harrietta Marsh September 1, 2017, 9:36 pm

    I recently got some reki stones with symbols in a set I gave one to a friend when I saw her next she handed me the stone back but in two pieces. My friend in question actually overdosed and is on a down hill battle of own inner with all. Please help, Unsure if I need to do anything etc

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