Blue crystals, like our favorite pink ones, are not only beautiful, but they are also an incredibly diverse group of stones in terms of what their different vibrational qualities can offer. The colors blue and indigo are aligned with the throat and third eye chakras, respectively.
That’s why they are most often chosen for their association with clear communication, speaking truthfully, and amplifying intuition, wisdom, and connection with our inner guidance systems. Some of the most calming vibrations can also be found among the blue crystals, a quality that is so helpful in the realms of communication and mental activity.
Guide to Blue Crystals And Their Uses
It can be overwhelming to see just how many incredible blue crystals there are to choose from, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites that we think make wonderful additions to any crystal healing collection:
-Blue lace agate
1. Lapis lazuli
Use for: strong, clear communication
Lapis lazuli is a rock composed of multiple minerals and is one of the most striking blue crystals. It has been used for thousands of years as a vibrant pigment (such as in the ultramarine used in Van Gogh’s Starry Night) and in beads, jewelry, and sculptures dating back to 3,000 BC. The Egyptians used ground lapis as cosmetics.
It is considered to be a keystone of truth, a powerful crystal for communication and any job or performance that requires a strong, clear voice. It’s also a great choice for self-expression. If you’d like to use lapis in your home, here are some great feng shui tips to consider.
Use for: soothing and calming energy
Sodalite is a rock-forming mineral that ranges from bright blue to blue/violet and is often laced with tiny threads of white throughout, giving it a bit of a waxy/crayon appearance. This crystal is thought to bring a sense of order and calmness to the mind, enhancing self-esteem, self-expression, and self-trust.
It is also said to link the throat and third-eye chakra together, encouraging us to communicate our truest feelings, insights, and understanding. Sodalite makes a great pocket stone to carry during those times when you feel fearful of speaking your truth.
3. Blue lace agate
Use for: balancing overactive minds
A variety of chalcedony and a member of the quartz family, blue lace agate can impart a feeling of settled calmness just by looking at it. It seems to hold the serenity of blue skies and clear waters within it.
Discovered among Neolithic artifacts where it was sometimes used in amulets, this is a perfect stone to use for healing and heartfelt communication. It is less bold and intense than some of the other blues and is best for calming stress, centering nerves, and stabilizing emotions when speaking.
Need some extra support for keeping your cool while speaking up? Try holding onto a blue lace agate palm stone.
Use for: flow in thinking and communication
Larimar is a stunning translucent blue stone formed by volcanic activity in the Dominican Republic, and it has the appearance of the bluest waters frozen in glass. It is thus said to share the cleansing qualities of the ocean, bringing relaxation and ease in its wake.
Wearing a larimar pendant close to the throat can help clear away hesitation and anxiety, opening up a gentle flow in communication. If you are a water sign in the Zodiac, you may feel especially drawn to this stone.
5. Blue aventurine
Use for: empowerment and leadership
As with some of the other blue crystals mentioned, blue aventurine works largely with the vibrations of the throat and third eye chakras, helping to bridge the gap between wisdom and intellect and how we choose to communicate and share our truth with the world. Aventurine is a variety of quartz most commonly found as a green stone, but the blue version is very cooling and calming.
The particular frequency of this stone is said to also help with empowerment, clarity, and leadership and is thought to be a beneficial stone when looking to overcome self-defeating behaviors and bad habits. That’s because it fosters an awakening to the higher self and a clearer understanding and belief in what’s best for us.
Use for: meditation and contemplation
This rich, indigo-colored crystal has been used for its associations with the third eye chakra for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians were said to use azurite to enhance psychic abilities and tap into divine secrets and mysteries. The Mayans used it as a way to connect to higher wisdom and Native Americans to assist in communicating with and understanding messages from their spirit guides.
The stone is often used in crystal therapy to awaken insight, wisdom, and understanding and to open and clear the mind. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to meditation or contemplative practices, so try setting the stone nearby or holding it as you meditate.
Use for: enhancing spirituality and dreams
Angelite is a soft, powdery, cornflower-blue crystal from Peru that feels so soothing to be around. The original name, anhydrite, comes from Greek, meaning “without water,” for the absence of water in its crystallization.
It is said to be a very high-vibrational stone, which activates the highest three chakras—throat, third eye, and crown—helping us to speak, think, and connect with others honestly and with clarity and compassion. It is also thought to be one of the best stones for connecting with spiritual realms and frequencies and for amplifying inner visions, psychic abilities, and lucid dreaming.
Since angelite is a soft mineral that will turn to gypsum if immersed in water, it’s important to keep this crystal dry when cleansing.
Use for: mental clarity and intuition
Another excellent stone to use during meditation or practices related to opening the mind and wisdom channels is blue kyanite. This crystal works well to balance issues relating to the throat chakra and self-expression and also helps one to overcome blockages or obstacles in communication.
The presence of its silvery-white crystalline threads throughout adds an element of the crown chakra’s balancing energy, helping to awaken vibrations of higher consciousness and spirituality. It is also very calming for frazzled or agitated mental energy.
A powerful metaphysical stone, it can be used as a cleansing/clearing/charging crystal similar to quartz. You can also try using this crystal to assist with your life path in feng shui.
Is there a particular blue crystal you love to work with, or do you have a favorite way to use them? We’d love to hear from you!
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