Crystals & Elements: All You Need To Know
Our material world is comprised of 4 basic elemental phenomena i.e. Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.These elemental powers have a lot of metaphysical significance in our daily lives other than the obvious. All our bodies are in different proportions derived from these elements.
Crystal gemstones are something that helps us connect to these elements in the most natural ways possible. These elements and their powers represent and influence a lot of aspects of our beings; physical and mental. Let’s have a look at the different elements and what stones fall under their specifics.
Earth is the most basic element to understand. It is the physical manifestation of all things our 5 senses can feel and perceive. It is what’s responsible for the form, shape, and weight that we have. A balance of the earth element can help us achieve the following.
To ground, center and stabilize energy
Attract money, strength, and success
Improve fertility, both in humans and plants
Agate, Moss Agate, Diamond, Jasper, Jet, Calcite, Malachite, Black Tourmaline, and Emerald.
This is the element of conception and death that is swirling inside all of us, formless, shapeless. Our bodies are said to be 70% water. Water represents fluidity and emotions like love, friendship, and comradery. It has major cleansing and healing properties. Balancing the water element can help with the following.
Induce healing, peace, and purification
Make friends and romantic prospects
Helps induce lucid dreams
Amethyst, Azurite, Celestite, Moonstone, Blue and Pink Tourmaline, Sodalite, Coral, Aquamarine, Lepidolite, and Selenite.
Air represents the mental qualities of life. Intellect, imagination, and inspiration are some of the aspects controlled by the air element. It is also the element of travel and communication. It is considered to be the primary nutrient of all life. Here’s what balancing the Air element brings to an individual.
Improve memory and communication
Expand awareness and intellectual abilities
Bring new opportunities
Induce inspiring thoughts
Opal, Tiger’s eye, Aventurine, Mica, Topaz, White Fluorine, and Turquoise
This element can be as creative as it can be destructive. But destruction can also seldom mean positive things; like when we need to create something new, we must destroy the old. It also represents energy in its most raw form. Crystals representing fire are perfect for the following reasons.
Increasing energy and vitality
Protection against psychic attacks
Citrine, Ruby, Fire Opal, Fire Agate, Flint, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Red Tourmaline, Amber, Apache Tear, Sulfur.