Few things instantly lift and shift my mood like crystals: they’re beautiful, they’re magical, and they emanate all sorts of wonderful healing vibrations. Case in point: these 10 crystals. In addition to being absolutely gorgeous, you can employ them to cleanse your personal energy field (AKA your aura).
Of course, each one cleanses in its own unique way, which is why you’ll find descriptions of their unique aura cleansing dynamics below.
Celestite (also called celestine) is a highly purifying crystal. It brings instant peace and harmony to the mind while refreshing the spirit and uplifting the mood. It has the additional benefit of helping us during times of intense transition and when we are in the process of making positive changes. It’s harmonizes the thoughts, relieves overwhelm, and attunes to the realm of the angels.
2. Amethyst Spirit Quartz
Like a cleansing auric bath of sparkling light, amethyst spirit quartz detoxifies the spirit, while both relaxing and rejuvenating the mind and body. Think of this crystal as a spa treatment for the soul. It can be especially helpful when physically detoxifying from an addiction or emotionally detoxifying from the effects of addiction (your own or someone else’s).
3. Aqua Aura
Every aqua aura quartz was once a clear quartz crystal. Then it was treated with gold at a very high temperature, alchemically emerging with a shimmery aqua sheen. After its transformation, it possesses a powerfully cleansing vibration, which clears, balances, and aligns the upper four chakras: the heart, throat, third eye, and crown. It’s great for cleansing away stuck energy and infusing us with inspiration any time we feel mired in drudgery or stuck in any sort of rut.
Sometimes called “the stone of joy,” it is all but impossible to feel energetically dingy when the larimar is near. Like a wintergreen Lifesaver or a pristine alpine lake, this crystal emanates a sweet vibration of soothing freshness and calm.
5. Herkimer Diamond
The Herkimer diamond is a deep pore cleanser of the mind. It clears away frenetic, obsessive, and discordant thought patterns and replaces them with helpful and harmonizing ones.This crystal also protects us from picking up on the unpleasant thought patterns of others (something that is particularly helpful for empaths). These properties, in turn, help establish a clear and vibrant vibration in your auric field. Because of these dynamics, if you have trouble getting to sleep because of challenging or disturbing thoughts, this might be the crystal for you.
In a light and whimsical manner, the lepidolite lifts us above heavy and stagnant vibrations and aligns us with the sense that something wonderful is about to happen. This crystal prepares us for nourishing friendships and joyful romance by clearing away feelings that we are unworthy or unlovable. It also heals the heart through laughter and an awareness of our own considerable charm.
Moonstone harmonizes discordant vibrations and bathes us in a nourishing aura of calm and serenity. Its softness helps shield the heart from harshness and pain. If you’ve had a lot on your plate, it can help shift you out of your “to-do list” mentality and into a more relaxed and receptive state. It can also harmonize you with time, so that you feel that you’re working with it, rather than against it. This naturally recalibrates your auric vibration.
Nothing purifies and heals the heart quite like kunzite. By aligning you with the heavenly realm, this crystal confers the sense that divine orchestration is your natural state. It gently draws out energetic toxins, replacing them with sweetness, clarity, and love. Its overall effect is soothing, cooling, and recharging.
A veritable superstar of aura cleansing, selenite wands are commonly used as crystalline smudge sticks: by waving it around your aura (the area 1-3 feet away from your body), you draw out challenging and stuck energies while activating and balancing your chakras. But just keeping a selenite near – wearing it, keeping it in your space, or sleeping with it under your pillow for example – absorbs and neutralizes negative energies of all varieties.
Finally, the chrysoprase removes blocks and old pain from the heart, allowing this chakra to open and heal. Like love itself, this crystal also has an overall opening effect, helping us relax our shoulders and belly and generally let go of unnecessary tension in our mind, body, and emotions. This creates a healthier and more pleasurable flow of energy through our field, attuning the aura to the frequency of love.