When deciding to choose a crystal that is right for you, there are many guidelines.  One factor is colour. In this series – The benefits of crystals –  we will go through how crystals were formed and how they connect to specific chakras in our bodies.
In this article, we look specifically into red crystals that connect to the root chakra. If you want to start this series – the benefit of crystals – from the  beginning click here 

 

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

They are brilliant stones in times of feeling lethargic, worn-out, and lacking in energy. People suffering from low spirits and depression should start wearing one of the stones mentioned below.

On a physical level, they help with poor circulation, low blood pressure, and great tools to gain strength after an illness or operation when we need to gain more energy. The root chakra also governs our reproduction organs and sexual desire (or lack of it).

Crystals connected to the root chakra 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. Just think about the red rubies that so many kings wore or had woven into their crown and garments.

Here are my favorite stones for this chakra – some are expensive, others very inexpensive. By the way, expensive crystals don’t heal better, they are just rarer and therefore more expensive.

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. It is also said to be beneficial to help get over infections, help with circulation and heart problems. It is one of the best stones to strengthen the root chakra. No wonder kings relied on its power.

Red Carnelian:  This red-brownish 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 our overall constitution. But is particularly beneficial for the root and solar plexus chakra

Red Calcite: This stone is usually a paler shade of red. But can also appear as reddish-pink with clear streaks. This is a good jewelry stone for people who suffer from panic attacks, tend to self-harm or suffer from inexplicable outbursts of anger and frustration. On a physical level, the red calcite helps with menstrual problems, irregular ovulation and helps to strengthen 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 an amulet around the neck to protect its wearer, in particular against fire, accidents and to promote harmony in the family and life in general.

Red Coral: Comes from the 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.  Coral is a great healing stone and used on wounds, bruises and inner ear problems.
Warriors wore coral to give them extra courage and self-esteem. If you suffer from a lot of trauma and setbacks, wear some kind of coral jewelry will give you strength and determination.

Red Jasper: Red to terracotta in colour. It is a common stone and helps with everything to do with the blood. From anemia 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 long-term bullying and stress disorders.

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