When choosing a crystal that is right for you, there are many guidelines, one of them is colour. In the coming months I will start with the base chakra crystals (red) and work my way through the other colours and chakras. The Chakras - illustration courtesey of https://creativecommons.org/about/global-affiliate-network/

 

Red Crystals are some of the most beautiful stones. They are associated with  love, passion, romance, warmth, and heat and they also symbolise life itself and physical vitality. So wearing or using a red crystal will give you motion, strength and a boost of energy.

These are brilliant stones in times of feeling lethargic, worn and lacking in energy. On a physical level they help with poor circulation, energy, low blood pressure, to gain strength after an illness, reproduction organs and simulate sexual desire and lift depression.

They will bring focus to the essence of your life, and they will inspire you to live with purpose!

Historically red crystals were a symbol of money and power, think about the red rubies that so many king wore or had woven into their crown and garments.

Here are a few examples:

Ruby:  pinkish to deep red colour the ruby is a rare stone and very valuable. It was always a stone of love and passion. But it also helps with menstrual problems, early menopause, female fertility and lack of sex drive, infections, circulation and heart problems. It is one of the best stones to strengthen the root chakra.

Red Carnelian:  This red-bronwish to orange stone often has a vivid colour and is commonly available. It helps with exhaustion (physical and mental), lack of male sex drive and potency, gall bladder, spleen and bladder problems, rheumatism and arthritis. It generally strengthens the root and solar plexus chakra

Red Calcite: This stone is usually pale red, but can also appear as reddish pink with clear streaks. This is a good jewellery stone for people who suffer from panic attacks, self-harmer or people who suffer from inexplicable outbursts of anger and frustration. On a physical level the red calcite helps with menstrual problems, irregular ovulation, strengthens the kidneys and pancreas.

Red Aventurine: This red stone speeds up the metabolism and helps with sluggish digestion. It also can be helpful for skin conditions such as eczema, fungal conditions and low blood pressure. Traditionally this stone was worn as amulet around the neck to protect its wearer and to protect against fire, accidents and to promote harmony in the family and life in general.

Red Coral: Comes from Ancient Greek word – sea daughter, as it forms out of skeletons of sea creatures. It is believed to be good for cells, tissue, bone marrow, inflammations and rashes and helps to heal wounds, bruises and inner ear problems. It brings courage and self-esteem. If you suffer from a lot of trauma and setbacks, wear some kind of coral jewellery to give you strength and determination.

Red Jasper: Red to terracotta colour. It is a common stone and helps with everything to do with the blood. From anaemia to forming good blood cells, from menstruation to circulation problems. It should be worn during fertility treatments and heart surgeries. It gives quiet strength and offers emotional stability. Good for people who overcome a long illness, traumatic situations as longterm bullying and stress disorders.