Australia produces many varieties of crystals and they carry the unique energy of our beautiful country. I think this makes them extra special ... Let's take a look at the metaphysical healing properties of crystals that can be found right here!
Australian crystal healing properties
Abalone shells are believed to bring peace and compassion into your life. They are also great for frazzled nerves and helping you to remain calm.
Agate is a crystal that grounds and balances on an emotional, physical and intellectual level. It is a soothing crystal that helps you to feel calm. Agate will help you overcome anger and encourage love to grow in its place. If you have suffered any emotional trauma Agate crystals will help you feel safe and secure.
Amethyst is a natural stress reliever, calming the mind and neutralising any negative energy. Amethyst crystals can also assist with a peaceful night’s sleep and prevent nightmares (very good for children’s bedrooms!). Known as the ‘sobriety stone', it is said to help with alcoholism, compulsive behaviour and addictions.
Opals are said to amplify self-worth, joy and spontaneity and can be emotionally soothing. Black Opals can be found at Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, White Opals are abundant in Coober Pedy in South Australia and in Queensland you will find Boulder Opals.
Bronzite is related to the Base Chakra and is another grounding crystal. This crystal is said to help overcome indecisiveness and not believing in yourself. In addition, Bronzite crystals can help you to remain calm in situations where you feel powerless. In The Crystal Bible 2, Judy Hall states "Spiritually, this is the perfect stone if you have difficulty in stilling yourself, since it brings total serenity".
Calcite is a stone to grab when you need to calm your mind and remove stress from your life - it will help you relax. Calcite can also clean negative energies from a room.
Chrysoprase is a wonderful crystal to use for optimism and compassion. This crystal also assists with positive thinking towards others. As Chrysoprase relates to the heart Chakra it can be used to attract love … it is a crystal for the heart. Physically, Chrysoprase crystals are said to be useful for balancing hormones, enhancing fertility, healing the digestive system and getting a good night's sleep.
In 'The Crystal Bible 3' Judy Hall states that Dragon's Stone 'activates Dragon energy, the earth's kundalini, assisting earth healing and bringing order out of chaos.'. This is a crystal to use for courage, healing past life traumas, plus staying grounded and balanced on Earth.
Dravite Tourmaline, or Brown Tourmaline, is a grounding crystal that helps you to release, and move on from, emotional issues that no longer serve you. This crystal can also lift your self-esteem and inspire courage.
Fuchsite is a great crystal for anyone that often finds themselves rescuing others (and we don't mean firefighters!). Fuchsite will help you to still be a caring and kind person whilst taking a step back. This crystal will help you make the right decisions. Physically, Fuchsite is great for skin conditions such as eczema.
Mookaite Jasper is said to connect you to the Ancestor Spirits. It is a great crystal to work with when you need to be versatile and calm, this crystal is known to ground and protect. One thing you’ll love about Mookaite Jasper is that it can apparently slow down the ageing process … this is done by helping you change the way you think about ageing.
Peridot Bombs, also known as Olivine Bombs and Olivine on Basalt, are crystals that have been flung out of a volcano when it has erupted. These crystals are surrounded by Basalt on the outside and have Peridot, or Olivine, in the middle. Peridot Bombs are said to boost your confidence and helps you to achieve your goals. Physically, Peridot Bombs may help relieve symptoms of sinus, migraines and nausea.
Petrified Wood is crystallised wood that once was a living tree, it is therefore excellent for grounding. This crystal helps you to let go of emotional patterns that no longer serve you and also helps you to worry less. If you have OCD Petrified Wood is a crystal for you. Peanut Wood is actually a variety of Petrified Wood which was most likely formed from a conifer tree. Opalised Wood is another a type of Petrified Wood that has formed with Opal, instead of the minerals that you would find in Petrified Wood. All three are great to use for grounding.
Rainforest Jasper, also known as Rhyolite, is the perfect crystal to connect you to nature and help you to see the beauty in your surroundings. This crystal will encourage you to stop and smell the roses … Emotionally, Rainforest Jasper is said to bring a sense of self-respect for others, and most importantly, for yourself. Physically, Rainforest Jasper may assist with a cold or flu as apparently it can be used to balance humidity.
Ribbonstone is an Australian crystal which has a distinctive swirly pattern and is millions of years old. Ribbonstone is awesome to work with for grounding and staying balanced as it is a very earthy crystal and has strong connections to Mother Earth
In Ancient times Smokey Quartz was a power stone to the Druids. In modern times it is known as a ‘go to’ grounding and anchoring stone as it has a very strong connection to the earth. It is believed that Smokey Quartz can help you overcome depression and stress. It can also help with nightmares. You can also use Smokey Quartz to let go of the past. Smokey Quartz is a slow and steady stone however it is still very powerful.
Snakeskin Jasper is said to help you get rid of old habits and patterns, encouraging you to welcome the changes that materialise. It is also a protective crystal that boosts courage.
In her book The Crystal Bible 1, Judy Hall describes Jasper as a ‘supreme nurturer’ and notes that it reminds people to help each other. Jasper is great for being organised and is said to help you during times of stress. It also helps you to be honest with yourself and assists with clear and quick thinking.
Stichtite in Serpentine is a very tranquil crystal, if you are stressed you can use this crystal to help you calm down. Stichtite in Serpentine also helps you to think before you speak – which can be particularly useful if you are stressed. In addition, it is said that Stichtite in Serpentine can assist energetically with diabetes and blood disorders.
If you are feeling restless, nervous or are prone to worry then Prehnite is a crystal for you. Prehnite helps you to be present in the ‘now’ and not worrying about the past or future. Prehnite crystals are all about ‘unconditional love’, it is a wonderful nurturing crystal. Physically, it is said that Prehnite helps with the urinary tract, gallbladder and kidneys.
Printstone is a grounding crystal that can help you focus and make decisions. This crystal can also help you complete tasks calmly.
Rhodonite is another one of the love crystals, in particular love for yourself and being able to forgive. Rhodonite crystals also help with self-reflection and self-worth issues. Rhodonite is an excellent crystal to use during meditation as it nurtures love. Physically, Rhodonite crystals are said to help with detoxing and weight loss.
Thundereggs are said to protect the holder from negative energy and relieve anxiety and fear. They can also be used for good luck. Physically, it is said that you can use Thundereggs to help you overcome jet lag.
Tiger Eye crystals were originally carried as a talisman against curses and ill wishes. It’s considered a very grounding and protective crystal. This is a crystal to use to lift moods and it can help with self-worth issues and reduce depression. Tiger Eye is also a good luck crystal! Marra Mamba Tiger Eye is a special variety of Tiger Eye that can only be found in Australia - it's very rare.
Tiger Iron crystals are made from ‘folded’ layers of Golden Tiger Eye, Hematite and Red Jasper and are only found in the Pilbara area of Western Australia. Not only does this crystal look strong, Tiger Iron is also extremely grounding and has the energetic properties of strength, stamina and endurance. If you need physical energy, then Tiger Iron is a crystal to work with.
Turquoise is a crystal that can be used for protection and will remove negative energy from your environment. Turquoise has a calming affect and can assist energetically with anxiety and depression. This crystal can be used for the Throat Chakra and help with communicating clearly. Turquoise can be found in Australia, although it is very rare.
If you are in need of hope or encouragement, Variscite is a great crystal to work with. Variscite is said to be particularly useful for any person who is suffering from an illness or infirmity, as it will bring love and clear thinking to most situations. Variscite will also benefit carers of people who are ill or infirm.
Continue learning about crystals
If you'd like to find out more about Australian crystals take a look at some of our other blogs where we cover topics such as Where to Find Australian Crystals and Stones or The History of Australian Crystals.
Where possible, we prefer to source our crystals from Australian mines and we have put together a collection of crystals that have been mined right here in Australia. Check out our home-grown Aussie crystals in our Australian Crystals and Rocks collection.