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A balanced and open Third Eye chakra will grant you the ability to increase your spiritual awareness, improve your creativity, and more. If you feel as if you can’t think, are under spiritual attack, lack intuition, or are missing signs from your guides, you should consider using Third Eye chakra stones to unblock your Third Eye.
Our Third Eye chakra is the sixth chakra in this energy system and is also known as the Brow chakra, the Guru chakra, the Inner Eye or the Mind chakra.
This chakra is also closely associated with our “sixth sense” or intuitive understanding and perceptions.
Stones and crystals of all kinds can be used in healing and balancing the chakras and they often correspond in color to the traditional shades associated with each one.
In the case of the Third Eye chakra, most of the healing stones you’ll want to use should be either blue, purple or indigo. These colors tend to align with the Third Eye chakra.
Chakras originated from the Hindu and Tantric Buddhism religions. While we look at Chakras today, it is through a very westernized-lens. Hindu and Tantric Buddhism religions don’t associate crystals, colors, or feelings with the different chakras. If you’d like to learn more about the history of chakras from a non-western perspective, please read here. And while you read through this, please keep in mind that this, again, is from a western yogi perspective.
Properties of the Third Eye Chakra
You can find your Third Eye between and behind the eyes in the middle of the brow.
Imagine a point deep inside your head that corresponds to this position, and you will have pinpointed the location of your Third Eye.
Some people are very sensitive to changes in their Third Eye chakra and are immediately aware when there is a blockage or imbalance.
This can manifest as a physical complaint, such as a headache that seems to affect only the eye sockets and temples, or it can show itself in a definite feeling of danger or threat.
On the other side, it can also signal an “incoming message” from your guides or angels so that you are receptive to any wisdom or insights that the Universe is keen for you to accept.
Many of us are intrigued by the possibilities of psychic intuition and keen to work on opening our Third Eye to access our spiritual and psychic abilities or to enhance our existing sensitivity to the world of Spirit and Divine benevolence.
It is always advisable to approach the opening or activation of the Third Eye slowly and with care.
It can, at times, be forced open by extreme shock or through the use of drugs. This is not the best way to do it!
Using crystals, along with meditation and relaxation exercises, is a far better way to begin to access your psychic abilities and spiritual gifts.
Third Eye Chakra Stones
You can use a variety of different stones to work on your Third Eye chakra, and there is no need to always stick to the same one.
Each crystal, stone or mineral has a different vibrational frequency and sometimes it is appropriate to choose the one that seems to suit your own vibrational frequency best at any one time.
You will soon become familiar with the subtle differences in the feeling of each stone, even if it is merely a sense that the crystal you have chosen seems to be either inert or too powerful.
Do not be afraid to ring the changes, especially as your psychic abilities begin to grow. The following stones are traditionally associated with the Third Eye.
Healing crystals almost always have multiple purposes, which is why Amethyst is one of my favorite Third Eye chakra stones. On top of healing the Third Eye chakra, Amethyst’s purple exterior also correlates to the Crown chakra, making it the perfect healing stone for your Crown chakra and Third Eye.
Amethyst is useful for activating, stimulating and balancing the Third Eye chakra. Plus, it’s a fairly inexpensive stone to buy (even if you opt for a large cluster).
It is said to offer wisdom, healing and protection from any form of psychic attack. If you are particularly vulnerable to the demands of others (such as empaths and highly sensitive people) Amethyst is the stone for you.
Although not blue or purple, here’s why Moldavite makes the list of Third Eye chakra stones. Moldavite is usually found in deep shades of green and is sometimes used on both the Third Eye chakra and the Heart chakra during a chakra balance.
It is a semi-precious stone and is especially useful for cleansing negativity from the entire chakra system, encouraging new ways of thinking, and opening us up to opportunities and new perspectives.
It is also believed to enhance lucid dreaming.
Many people warn of Moldavite dangers, however, as it’s incredibly powerful. So make sure you are experienced with crystals before turning to Moldavite.
Purple Fluoriteis a semi-precious stone that is good for stimulating, clearing, and cleansing the upper chakras in general.
It can help to balance the energies flowing through the Third Eye by dispersing negative influences or unwanted fears and worries about our spiritual health.
It is said to promote trust in our intuitive abilities and enhance mental focus and clarity.
Black Obsidianmay seem like an unusual choice for working on the Third Eye as it is most often used on the Base or Root chakra due to its excellent grounding properties.
However, it is this very quality that makes it so useful for Third Eye work when you are feeling “spacey” or light-headed.
It helps to bring us down to earth when we are feeling overwhelmed with spiritual concerns, or when our psychic abilities threaten to spiral out of control.
This can be quite frightening for some people.
Placing a piece of black obsidian on the forehead, another on the base of the spine and also under the soles of the feet allows us to balance and harmonize the energies into a healthy flow.
If your mind is swimming in through, reach for a blue Sodalite. Sodalite will give you mental clarity and focus. Many people who suffer from stress and anxiety will also enjoy the calming effects that Sodalite has as it can protect you during a panic attack.
Sodalite benefits the Third Eye chakra by sharpening your intuition, granting you mental clarity and helping you act rationally rather than emotionally. If you are an emotional person, Sodalite will help calm you so you can make rational decisions during stressful periods of time.
Our list of Third Eye chakra stones wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Lapis Lazuli, a beautiful deep blue stone perfect for enhancing psychic abilities and giving you complete awareness.
Often times, we can get stuck focusing on the day-to-day tasks of our lives, missing the big pictures and what really matters. This stone will allow you to step back and view the full-picture.
How to Use Chakra Stones for The Third Eye
As with all crystal healing, it is essential to cleanse and charge your crystals before use.
Depending on the stones you have chosen you can either run them under clear cold water, smudge them or leave them in the moonlight overnight.
Amethyst is self-cleansing and will also draw negative energies from other stones if they are placed close together.
If you experience any of the following, it could be an indicator that your Third Eye requires some attention:
- Eye strain
- Chronic sinus problems
- Having difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks for any length of time
- Feeling unduly emotional
- Fatigue that has no obvious cause
When working on healing your Third Eye chakra remember to be patient with yourself as the symptoms of an imbalance in this area can sometimes take a while to subside.
Using Third Eye chakra stones is simple. One way is to place your healing crystal of choice on your Third Eye chakra while lying down in a comfortable position. You may want to do a “progressive relaxation” in this position by alternately tensing and then letting go of tension in major muscle groups beginning with the feet and working up to the scalp and ears.
You can also wear your Third Eye chakra stones as jewelry or carry them around in your pocket or purse. Doing this will allow you to access the powerful energy that each stone carries throughout the day.
Note: Since it’s difficult to wear jewelry on your Third Eye, I also recommend doing daily meditations with your Third Eye chakra stones so you can get their full benefit directly on your Third Eye.
Lastly, using a chakra wand is a great way to balance your Third Eye chakra, along with the rest of your chakras.
Want to know more about the Third eye? Read our full guide on chakras.
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