What is Intuition?
Let’s do a quick overview of intuition, as I’ll be share a more in-depth article on the topic soon.
Your intuition is that little voice in the back of your head, some refer to it as their inner voice. It’s what tells you who you are, what you feel, and what you want. Here’s the thing: our lives are so busy and we’ve got so much going on around us that we might have difficulty hearing that little voice.
Think New York City on New Year’s Eve. There’s so much happening around you that it’s challenging to focus on one thing.
Unfortunately, when we are not true to ourselves it’s often because we are not listening to that little voice. This can result in living what feels like a meaningless life. In other words, when we ignore our intuition, we are disconnected from ourselves and become lost.
If you’ve ever felt lost and asked, “what am I doing with my life?” You may have been disconnected from your intuition.
The good news: You’ve found yourself here! You’re reading this article. And you’re about to learn how to use crystals to enhance your intuitive abilities (again or perhaps for the first time in your life).
Chakras and Crystals
Since we are discussing getting in touch with one’s intuition, it’s essential to learn to checkin with your body.
If you’re familiar with Chakras, you know there are seven different Chakras associated with the colors of the rainbow. They progress upward from the root Chakra to the Crown Chakra.
The Basics of Chakras
Starting from the top down, the Chakras are:
- Third Eye
- Solar Plexus
Each Chakra plays a vital role in your body and is connected to innate abilities, as well as emotional issues that may be happening in your life. If we are not adequately caring for our bodies, energy can become trapped, resulting in the physical manifestations of different ailments. Those physical signs and/or symptoms are most likely related to an energy blockage in your body.
How to check in with your body
By checking in with ourselves, we can learn a lot about what is happening in our lives. Particularly when a specific body area sends you a message that something off. When that area is cross-reference with the Chakras, it can be a great way to decipher what is going on. Here’s how to tap into that knowledge:
– Find a quiet space, if possible.
Take a seat. If you have a meditation pillow, use that. Alternatively, find a place to sit where you can cross your legs and keep your spine straight (modify as needed). Place your hands on your knees.
– Take a few deep breaths.
As you do so, imagine all of the muscles in your body relaxing. If you’re still noticing tension in your body, focus your energy there. Continue to take deep breaths while thinking of the oxygen inhaled flowing to the place where you feel the tension.
Continue to breath deeply. If thoughts about the world (or your to-do list) pop into your mind, imagine them moving past you, almost like a ship passing through the ocean out of sight.
– Once your mind is (mostly) settled, turn your attention to your body.
Ask yourself, is there anything my body is trying to tell me right now? You might notice a tightness in your neck, or perhaps your stomach feel like it’s in knots.
As you notice what your body is trying to tell you, be sure to remove judgment from your thoughts. It’s not about what you should or should not be feeling right now. The goal is to listen with your heart, not your mind.
Remember, the intention behind checking in with yourself is to learn what is happening in your body as a reflection of where your life needs attention.
If you notice a particular part of your body feels tight, even after trying to focus your energy toward removing that tension, it’s a sign to take note. Your body is sending you a message that you need to turn your attention toward.
Given this newfound information, cross-reference it with the Chakras. This way, you can decipher what the blocked energy in your body means.
An example of Chakras and energy blockage
Third Eye Chakra is associated with one’s ability to focus on and see the big picture. It is located between your eyes and is occasionally referred to as the Brow Chakra.
If you are experiencing disruption of the Third Eye Chakra, it may be because of an energy block that prevents you from tapping into your intuition, imagination, or wisdom. It may also be related to an inability to think and/or make decisions.
A physical manifestation of an energy blockage at the Third Eye Chakra may include dysfunction of your pituitary gland, eyes, and/or sinuses.
Since the pituitary gland isn’t necessarily an organ many people recognize or know its purpose, I’ve included additional information below.
The pituitary gland is associated with hormones that regulate many types of bodily functions. For example, growth hormone controls growth in children and adolescents. Or, the anti-diuretic hormone helps the kidneys manage fluid homeostasis in your body.
Signs/symptoms associated with disorders of the pituitary gland include:
– anxiety or depression
– hair loss
– high blood pressure
– irregular menstrual cycle
– low energy or low sex drive
– stunted growth or unusual growth spurts
– unexplained weight gain
– vision changes
Source: Brain Institute, OSHU
If you’re experiencing any of these things: 1) Consult your doctor; 2) Consider energy work to remove the blockage of your Third Eye Chakra; this suggestion is intended to assist the interventions recommended by your doctor, not replace them.
Side note: A funny thing happened while writing this blog post. Initially, I was driven to write about crystals and intuition because the topic intrigued me. I love crystals + I’m learning to optimize my intuition. Then, I tuned out everything happening around me and listened to my intuition. And, I had an epiphany…
Writing this blog was more than sharing information I’ve learned about this fascinating topic. There was something more profound — the Universe was giving me a little nudge.
It all came together after writing about the pituitary gland — My intuition was trying to tell me something. As I did a deeper dive on the pituitary gland, I began to recognize some of the signs/symptoms associated with its dysfunction.
Uh, hello. My intuition was trying to remind me to apply this information to my personal life! So, yea…
If you’re recognizing your intuition is also trying to say something, it’s time for you — and me! — to unblock that Third Eye Chakra!
What is your body trying to tell you?
The Chakras and your body. Deciphering what your body is trying to communicate to connect to your intuition.
Key for the list below: Chakra — Related area of body; function or purpose; dysfunction.
Related area of the body is where you may notice tension or discomfort as a way to understand what you need to change in your life; Function or purpose of the Chakra; Dysfunction relates to how an energy blockage at this Chakra may manifest in your life.
- Crown Chakra — Pineal gland, brain, and nervous system; ability to connect to Spirit, higher self, and/or spirituality; issues related inner and outer body, connection to spirituality, and pure bliss.
- Third Eye Chakra — Pituitary gland, eyes, and sinuses; ability to focus on and see the big picture of life; difficulty connecting to intuition, imagination, wisdom, and ability to make decisions.
- Throat Chakra — Thyroid, respiratory system, teeth, and vocal cords; ability to communicate; difficulty with communication, expression of feelings, and the truth.
- Heart Chakra — Heart, thymus, lower lungs, circulatory and immune systems; difficulty with one’s ability to love.
- Solar Plexus Chakra — Central nervous system, pancreas, liver, digestive tract, and skin; ability to be confident and in-control of one’s life; issues with self-worth, confidence, and self-esteem.
- Sacral Chakra — Reproductive organs, kidneys, bowels, and immune system; connection and ability to accept others and new experiences; difficulty with sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, and sexuality.
- Root Chakra — Spine, rectum, legs, arms, and circulatory system; our foundation and ability to feel grounded; difficulty with survival such as financial independence, money, and food.
Intro to Crystals
Crystals have qualities and properties that have been used by humans for centuries. Shit, maybe even millennia.
Why’s that? It’s because crystals hold unique energy that can be used for many different purposes. One of the best ways to harness the power of crystals is to tap into your psychic abilities and help you develop your intuitive senses. If that is what you are trying to do, this blog post is for you!
Learning to manifest or enhance one’s intuition is pretty incredible; it makes sense that so many people are innately drawn to the energy of crystals!
You’ll notice that crystals are available in all sorts of forms, from raw to polished. It may be be a small stone that can fit in your pocket, or be more the size of a paper weight. One of the most popular ways to purchase is in the form of crystal jewelry, such as bracelet or pendant on a necklace.
How to charge crystals properly and repel negative energy
When using crystals, it’s imperative to properly care for them. It’s particularly important to cleanse your crystals to allow the positive qualities and properties to be maintained.
Think of it this way, crystals absorb negative energy. If your crystals are not properly cleansed, they will unable to clear your space and your energy as they did before. An uncleansed crystals is a lot like trying to use a soaking wet paper towel to absorb more water — it just moves the water around on the surface.
As part of your spiritual practice, proper care for crystals allows all the fantastic qualities to be preserved and recharges them to ensure they maintain their purpose. In the case of this article, your crystals will be capable of enhancing psychic ability and developing intuition.
However, we’re not talking just about washing your crystals in the sink; there’s more to it. I’ll share a new article on this soon, until then…
The different methods for cleansing your crystals include:
- Soaking in salt water
- Placing in brown rice overnight
- Rinsing in running water
- Cleansing with moon water, or
- Visualizing light encapsulating your crystals.
Depending on the crystal type will determine which of these practices you use. Taking note that not all crystals can be rinsed or submerged in water. For example, Stillbite will dissolve it is comes in contact with water.
Stones for Intuition
While many blog posts share the top five or 10 crystals to use for intuition, this article lists significanlty more for you. In fact, I did a D-E-E-P dive into my research and have come up with over 30 different crystals (+ one shape!) that can be used in association with intuition and psychic abilities. In fact, you’ll find a list of the most popular, or favorite crystals for intuition, followed by a list of over 30 crystals in alphabetical order and another list with their function/purpose provided.
Favorite Crystals for Intuition
These were selected to be highlighted as they are typically the most readily available and most commonly used for inutition. For example, I’ve found amethysts at big box stores, such as Cost Plus World Market. Crystals such as rose quartz or clear quartz are commonly found at jewelry and craft stores.
- Apatite — blue apatite
- Blue Lace Agate
- Lapis Lazuli
- Obsidian — black obsidian or electric-blue
- Quartz — clear quartz
- Rose Quartz
The Complete List of Over 30 Crystals Used for Intuition and Psychic Abilities, PLUS ONE SHAPE!
To give you a quick overview of all the crystals listed in alphabetical order.
- Aqua Marine
- Beryl – Chrysoberyl
- Blue Lace Agate
- Cat’s Eye
- Lapis Lazuli
- Moss Agate
- Muscovite (Mica)
- Pyrite (Iron Pyrite)
- Quartz — Clear
- Rose Quartz
- Tiger’s Eye
- SHAPE: Trans channeling
Intuitive Function of Crystals
The following table will help you to better understand the unique function (or purpose) of each intuitive crystal. The purpose may include accessing, enhancing, facilitating, instinct, intellect, manifesting, opening, stimulating, trusting, and/or thought. Plus, healing and opening the heart and facilitating your psychic gifts.
Additionally, you’ll notice the availability of each crystal has been provided. This will help you to get a better idea of how readily accessible they may be. The hope is this information will help guide you in obtaining the right crystal for you.
|Crystal Name||Availability||Function or Purpose|
|Amethyst||Most Common||Manifesting, Opening, Stimulating|
|Apatite Blue||Fairly Common||Psychic Ability|
|Beryl – Chrysoberyl||Fairly Common||Opening|
|Blue Lace Agate||Fairly Common||Opening|
|Cat’s Eye||Fairly Common; may be expensive||Opening|
|Citrine||Natural is rare*||Opening, Crown|
|Labradorite||Fairly Common||Stimulating, Intellect|
|Lapis Lazuli||Fairly Common; expensive||Psychic Ability, Third Eye Chakra|
|Magnetite||Fairly Common||Enhancing, Trusting|
|Muscovite (Mica)||Fairly Common||Opening|
|Obsidian||Common, depending on color||Enhancing|
|Pyrite (Iron Pyrite)||Readily Available||Instinct|
|Quartz, Clear||Most Common||Psychic Ability|
|Rose Quartz||Most Common||Opens the Heart, Heart Chakra|
|Sapphire||Uncut easy to obtain; colors can be rare||Enhancing, Trusting|
|Sodalite||Readily Avialable||Facilitating, Thought|
|Stillbite**||Common||Enhancing, Facilitating, Manifesting, Opening|
|Tiger’s Eye||Common||Psychic Ability|
|SHAPE — Trans channeling||Fairly Available, depending on crystal||Opening|
Get your Intuition Crystals
When buying crystals, the best method is to purchase them in person. In other words, go to a physical store that allows you to interact with the crystals. This way, you can see them, hold them, and select the one that calls out to you. Of course, that’s not always a possibility, so do what works best for you!
3 places for where to find crystals
1. Keep it local by looking for a specialty store near you
In my town, we have a cute little place called The Cosmic Depot; per their website they have all things enlightened cosmic selections. If you’re a mystic, psychic, healer, or believer in the Universe, they’ve got everything you need (well, in-store; not online).
2. Visit a Gem, Rock, and Mineral show or expo
Full disclosure, I have not been able to get to one of these yet. But, in researching them, there are often free or low-cost (under $10) to attend. The catch is you probably need to live near a convention center or have a local mineralogical society nearby.
- The cool thing about the mineralogical society you don’t need to live in a city big enough to have a convention center! For example, Tehachapi, CA has a population of 12,939, yet there is an annual show at the local senior center. Apparently, it is on the same weekend as the Mountain Fest Weekend and has gems, minerals, and jewelry for sale, plus activities for kids. Side note: I’d love to link you directly to their website, but it hasn’t been moved to a secure domain (https).
Source: Tehacahpi, CA 2020 Census data
3. Online options
While I would have loved to go down a rabbit hole to discover online stores that sell quality crystals, I realized there have been others who have already done the work. So, it might be best to simply share one for you — This article on where to buy crystals online was written by someone over at Cosmopolitan.
- While this may be a convenient option, there is a slight catch. Make sure to check the return policy. You want to ensure you can return the crystal if you aren’t feelin’ its energy. And I mean literally. If you receive the crystal and it is not bringing you good vibes, it’s not for you.
Alright, that’s all for now!
I hope this article has helped you to understand a little bit about intuition, learning to connect with your body through sitting in silence, and cross-referencing what you notice with the Chakras to better understand what your body is trying to tell you. Most importantly, hopefully, you now know all the crystal types intended for enhance, stimulate and open your intuition.
Last Updated on September 15, 2022 by Kristi Coughlin