So far we have seen how crystals are formed and their historical importance. If you have not read this section yet, you may want to read this first. 

From now onwards we look into specific colour groups/chakras and how they can benefit your life.

The Chakras - illustration courtesey of https://creativecommons.org/about/global-affiliate-network/
These are the 7 Charkas – the map is courtesy of the Global Affiliate network

Here is a quick overview. To find out more information about each section, please click on each subject headline.

1.The Base or Root Chakra 
Colour: red
Deals with: basic survival, procreation, fertility, anger, impotence, frustration
Negative aspect: insecurity, alienation
Positive aspect: self -assured, connected
Health problems: low levels of energy, stiffness of back and joints, reproductive problems, fluid retention, constipation or diarrhea, varicose veins, hernias, bipolar disorders, anxiety, glandular disturbances, autoimmune diseases

2. The Sacral Chakra
Colour: orange
Deals with: Creativity, acceptance of yourself, partners and ex-partners
Negative aspect: selfishness with low self-esteem
Positive aspect: self-worth, confidence
Health problems: PMS, muscle cramps, period pains, allergies, addictions, eating disorder, diabetes, liver or intestinal dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, back pain, urinary infections, kidney problems

3. The Solar Chakra
Colour: yellow
Deals with: Emotional processing of information, concentration, hypochondriac, emotional blockages, often taking on other people’s problems and feelings
Negative aspect: inferiority complex, clinginess
Positive aspect: emotional stability
Health problems: stomach ulcers, digestive problems, gall stones, pancreatic failure, eczema, nervous skin conditions, phobias

4. The Heart Chakra
Colour: green
Deals with: deals with love and nurture. On the negative side, it deals with jealousy.
Negative aspect: if blocked people become harsh,  materialistic and uncaring
Positive aspect: compassion, empathy, peaceful harmony
Health problems: psychosomatic problems, heart attacks, angina, chest infections, frozen shoulder, ulcers

5. The Throat Chakra
Colour: blue
Deals with: deals with communication, if blocked thoughts and feelings can’t be verbalized. Easily swayed by other people’s opinions
Negative aspect: gossip, lack of communication,
Positive aspect: self-expression, good communicator/public speaker
Health problems: sore throat, constant cold, sinus problems, problems with teeth, ear infections, thyroid imbalances, high blood pressure, ADHD, a speech impediment.

6. The Third Eye Chakra
Colour: purple
Deals with: Intuition, mental connection,
Negative aspect: delusion
Positive aspect: intuitive insights
Health problems: mental overwhelm, schizophrenia, cataracts, eye problems, epilepsy, neurological disorders, sinus and ear infections, being irritable

7. The Crown Chakra
Colour: white, clear
Deals with: Spiritual awareness
Negative aspect: arrogance, control of others, obsessive
Positive aspect: peaceful, spiritual
Health problems: nervous problems, insomnia or excessive sleepiness, depression, dementia, problems with metabolism

HERE is an article that looks into the benefits of red crystals connected to the root chakra

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