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What is a Crystal?

Crystals are unique pieces that sparkle and twinkle like the stars. Each Crystal has its own marvellous landscape and figures that is naturally formed. So in a way we can say that each crystal is like a little world that seems frozen in time. Chemically defined as: Crystals are solids that form by a regular repeated pattern of molecules connecting together. In some solids, the arrangements of the building blocks (atoms and molecules) can be random or very different throughout the material. In crystals, however, a collection of atoms called the Unit Cell is repeated in exactly the same arrangement over and over throughout the entire material. Source: (www.chemistry.co.nz/crystals_defined.htm)

Difference Between Gem and Crystal

Often most individuals use the term Crystals and Gems interchangeably. On careful consideration you will realize that Gems and crystals are different in ways more than one. To put it simply a gem might be a crystal but a crystal is not always a gemstone. Gems can be defined as per their chemical composition gemstone and the crystal structure. Crystals on the other hand are mainly classified as per their shape and dimension like: cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic and rhombohedral. Crystals are different from gems when one compares the hardness, specific gravity, refractive index, durability and fluorescence. Astrologers use different crystals or gems to solve problems in an individuals birth chart. This is because different gems have different properties and so do different crystals.

Crystals and Astrology

Astrologers spend several years interpreting natal charts transits and progression. For many, astrology is a means of personal development and growth .Astrology uses the wonderful world of crystals to provide remedy from malefic effect of planets. Each crystal has its unique healing property which is unwrapped only to those who have an in-depth knowledge about the same or those who have seen the miracle of crystal healing in their personal life. Belief is all about experience and for those who do believe crystals can create magic. Some of its benefits include:

  • Increase in intuitonal powers
  • Relieving stress of mind and body
  • Infuse a general sense of well being.
  • Certain crystals enhance energy
  • Crystals are also used in meditation.
  • Make one feel vibrant and alive yet calm and tranquil.
There are no general guidelines about what crystal will suit you, so its best to consult an expert. There is a special crystal for each individual, depending upon ones birth chart and the placement of planets in it. This is why we see that each of us get attracted to a particular crystal and not others. So there is a close relationship between crystals and our lives, likes -dislikes and horoscope.

Crystal Therapy

This therapy originates from a belief that every living organism has a "vibration energy system" also know as aura. Energizing the Chakras in our body we can increase the positive vibrations making us spiritually aware, channelizing energy and increasing our well being. When crystals come in contact with our body they influence our human energy field and can safely be used as an alternative healing system. There are a huge number of crystals to choose from, depending on factors like colour, chemical composition, atomic structure etc. Depending on the need a particular crystal is used to create a healthy balance of energy. The therapy focuses on three different functions i.e. move, absorb, direct or diffuse energy; the end result is the dis-balance of energy in our body gets restored to a natural state of well being.

Crystal and Zodiac

People often ask which crystal is most suitable for a certain zodiac sign. However there is no strict definition. Each individual is unique in terms of energy field, physical and spiritual development. So its important to seek professional guidance: However depending on the nature of each zodiac sign these are few recommendations for each zodiac sign listed below.

Zodiac Name Crystals Recommended
Aries Rock Crystal, Carnelian, Diamond, Amethyst
Taurus Rozen Quartz, Emerald, Topaz, Aquamarine, Boji Stones, Amethyst
Gemini Tiger's Eye, Dendritic Agate, Apophyllite, Phenakite, Tourmaline, Amethyst
Cancer Aventurine, Moonstone, Pearl, Amber, Amethyst
Leo Sunstone, Rock Crystal, Bronzite, Boji Stones, Larimar, Amethyst
Virgo Jasper, Citrine, Peridote, Amazonite, Garnet, Amethyst
Libra Howlite, Tourmaline, Sapphire, Ametrine, Jade, Amethyst
Scorpio Hematite, Topaz, Malachite, Boji Stones, Variscite, Amethyst
Sagittarius Tiger's Eye, Chalcedony, Topaz, Sodalite, Sugilite, Amethyst
Capricorn Obsidian, Onyx, Jet, Labradorite, Magnetite, Amethyst
Aquarius Falcon's Eye, Blue Celestine, Blue Obsidian, Moonstone, Amethyst
Pisces Calcite, Turquoise, Smithsonite, Amethyst

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