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Top Five Crystals for Healing in 2023

Feb 28, 2023 09:31AM ● By Elaine Cirillo
Crystals can be tremendous healing tools, each with its own unique properties and benefits; and considering the current national climate, it’s more important than ever to focus on our emotional, physical and spiritual health. From amethyst for soothing anxiety to black tourmaline for protection, crystals can help us to find balance and feel safe and secure in the midst of chaos. So those looking for a way to support their health and well-being in the year ahead may want to consider using the following crystals.

Amethyst: Amethyst is a powerful stone for emotional healing, as it helps to clear out negative energy and promotes a sense of mental clarity. It’s particularly helpful for reducing stress, anxiety and calming the mind, which can create a sense of safety in times of crisis. Furthermore, amethyst is believed to be good for physical healing, and can help boost the immune system and encourage a restful night’s sleep.

Rose Quartz: Rose quartz is a star stone for emotional healing and self-love, as it is thought to reset the heart-mind connection. This beautiful pink crystal is believed to be highly effective for healing old traumas. It can be very beneficial in releasing attachments to painful memories and negative behavior patterns. It can also be used to enhance physical healing by reducing inflammation and soothing aching muscles or joints.

Citrine: Citrine is a wonderful crystal for manifestation and bringing abundance into one’s life. It is said to embody the energy of prosperity, and has the potential to transform stagnant energy into something that is more supportive and positive. Citrine can open up channels for financial stability. Physically, this crystal is usually used for clearing out toxins and boosting metabolism.

Clear Quartz: Incredibly powerful for metaphysical healing, clear quartz can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including protection. It can also be used to clear and purify our emotions, and is thought to be effective for healing trauma or releasing feelings of fear, guilt or blame. Clear quartz is believed to be excellent for physical healing too, as it can aid the body in purging toxins and restoring balance.

Black Tourmaline: Often called the “protector of the soul”, black tourmaline is an excellent stone for those that feel overwhelmed by stress and fear. It is thought to provide safety and protection and shield us from the negative energies of others. It has the power to draw out negativity and ground us, so that we can create a sense of stability and trust. Black tourmaline is also beneficial for physical healing, as it reduces inflammation and alleviates pain.

Whether seeking to heal from trauma, ward off negative energies, or nourish our physical health, these five crystals are potent tools for transformation and healing. Consider using them in self-care practices in the coming year by wearing them, holding them during meditation, arranging them around the house, placing them on the body or adding them to one’s altar/sacred space.

Elaine Cirillo is a healer, intuitive and teacher at Universal Healing Arts—a source for crystals and other healing resources—located at 4 Crestview Ave., Cortlandt Manor, NY. For more information, call 914.737.4325 or visit or