This month it is all about the benefits of blue crystals connected to the throat chakra.

This chakra radiates idealism, authority, travel, business and prosperity. Blue is a colour of trust, convention and peace. It probably is the most conservative, steady chakra of all and extends to family, marriage, partnership and property.

The physical aspects of this chakra deals with the thyroid gland, inflammation and high fevers, childhood rashes, cuts and bruises, high blood pressure, eyesight and all problems connected to communication. It is the stone for public speakers and the shy introverts alike.

When the throat chakra is in balance then is promotes a strong expression of creativity, clear leadership qualities, professionalism, a sense of justice and integrity. These are people you can rely upon, although they need a lot of space to spread their wings, travel and come up with extraordinary and unique ideas.

However, when the  throat chakra is not in balance difficulties with communication can surface.  These could be of a physical nature such as stammering or loss of voice. But they could also be a sign that the affected person is unable to express him or herself verbally. Therefore these people a prone to outbursts of anger and inappropriate language when they are feel frustrated and misunderstood. Just like a toddle having a tantrum as he/she is unable to communicate to the parents what he/she wants.

Another sign of an unbalanced throat chakra is when  people feel the constant urge to criticise, belittle, verbally abuse others with inappropriate or sarcastic remarks. What is sad that these people often think that they are the witty ones and everyone else is wrong, so they are not willing or able to embrace or at least be open to new ideas or ways of doing things.  They further show a lack of empathy and either don’t want or are unable to  put themselves in ‘the shoes of others’. So they continue living their lives by the same rigid ideas and prejudice day in and out without any thought of expanding their mindset.

Here are the crystals associated with this chakra:

The Aquamarine: Its Latin name refers to ‘the water of the sea’, probably because of its clear light blue colour. It was often given as a talisman given  to sailors and traders who travelled on ships to far-flung corners of the world, so they would return home safely.
In business this is a stone of wisdom, compromise and fairness, all things which makes good business sense for both parties.

The aquamarine should be worn by everybody who suffers from lung and throat infections, teeth and gum problems and anything to do with breathing problems. It can help with toddler tantrums, panic attacks and teenage angst. People left their aquamarine amulets on window sills during the night of a full moon, so the stone could absorb the lunar energy. During the last days of the waning moon the amulets were left overnight in water to get rid of any impurities and to cleanse it from negative energies. This method was repeated every moon cycle.

The Blue Lace Agate:  This stone was particularly in heavy use in pre-Christian Scandinavian countries and dedicated to the earth mother. Worn around the neck it was seen to improve communicative abilities, help people who struggle with expressing their emotions and feeling. This stone can be helpful to those talking about traumatic experiences and overcome post traumatic stress disorders by talking to others about their experiences. It would be a helpful stone for all soldiers, police offers and anybody dealing with law enforcement and violence. Another use it to  keep on your desk or in your pocket when doing stressful business deals and public speaking. 

Blue Quartz: strengthens the immune system, helps with all kind of thyroid problems and is helpful for sunburns and heat strokes.It is also a stone that help those who are verbally abused and bullied as it gives strength during the process of reconciliation. It is a ‘must’ have for any public speakers, voice over artists and singers.

Angelite: As the name suggests was seen as a stone of protection, like a guardian angel. It can vary in colour, from pale blue to almost lilac. Like the blue quartz it is a stone that helps boost confidence and is good for public speakers or singers with stage fright. The angelite is helpful for people who are disabled due to an accident or illness to help them find their way back to the work place and society as a whole. It gives strength and helps with overcoming trauma.

Turquoise: this is the most commonly known stone in this section. Many artists like musicians wear it to as it symbolises good luck in all creative fields, fame, money and success. It is the stone of wisdom and communication and should be worn by anybody that deals with communication, such as writers, bloggers, politicians and motivational speakers.