Can Crystal Color Determine it’s Meaning? & Who made up the BUNK that crystal energy can be based on color!?

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This question came in & I think it is so funny how this is worded:

Who made up the BUNK that crystal energy can be based on color?

Ha! Here’s the vid…

Yeah! So where’d this bunk come from?
All right, so I don’t know that it’s necessarily a “who made it up” type a’ thing.

Actually, this whole concept of color & crystals aligning with different energy centers throughout our bodies & resonating with different organs & glands has been around for thousands & thousands of years & is a common thread through many different cultures. It goes back to ancient teachings.

And it’s actually something that we can scientifically back up & even measure in some instances (I get much deeper into that in my Certified Crystal Healer Course).

Rather than someone “making it up” I feel it’s actually a case of many different cultures tapping in at the same time to a particular teaching or Universal Knowing…a collective tapping in of collective consciousness (or unconsciousness) & all coming up with the idea at the same time. This has been known to happen with scientists , inventors, discoverers, etc.; actually where 2 different scientists in different parts of the world will all of a sudden make identical discoveries…like this vibrational wave comes through and then they will both tap into the same discovery or invention at the same time! Then there’ll be these accusations flying around that someone stole it from someone else. But back in the days when the only way to share information was via a letter on a ship, that was most likely not the case at all, but instead, that they tapped in vibrationally at the same time to the same collective idea. Pretty cool, right? (Biologist, Rupert Sheldrake has based his theory of the Morphogenic Field on this concept.)

…or perhaps “others” brought that knowledge here to Earth at one time. (If you’re interested in that look into the teachings of  Zecharia Sitchin)
Back to the Crystal Bunk
So, about different crystals & mineral energy being based on their color: for instance, the teachings that say all blue crystals are for gentle calming, all pink crystals are for love, etc.

I don’t feel that is always 100% the way that it goes every single time.

I feel that not every single green-hued crystal is going to exude the same exact sort of energy. However, due to specific light frequencies of the green wavelength many of your green crystals will be aligned to heart chakra energy to prosperity, to health, to vitality. Not every single green crystal (due to many other variables), but many will generally fall into those general categories.

In addition,  keep in mind that not every single person is going to get the same “feeling” from an emerald due to individual varying vibrational frequencies of the person.

See, I feel that around 85% of the people will tap into the same vibrational frequency, but I’ve said it time & time again we all have a different vibrational frequency slightly different on average to each other. That’s going to not allow everybody to neatly fit into “the rigid box” of everyone picking up the same exact energy from a green emerald in the same way. Get what I mean?

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What is Crystal Color?
In order answer this question we need to understand what color is.

Color is a visual representation what we are able to visually perceive of electro-magnetic frequency (light). We cannot see all light on the electro-magnetic spectrum. We’re only able to see a very narrow band on that spectrum. And we call that band visible light.

Now, I feel that some people can see a little bit more into the infrared, some people can see a little bit more into ultraviolet & beyond (we know some animals can do this, crystals pick up others parts of the spectrum)…the see’ers! But most of us can see the visible light band & that’s it.

So, there’s all of this stuff over here outside the band that are “colors” that we can’t see.

So as I said, when you see green that is a very specific light frequency. So it’s a very specific wavelength of energy that you are able to see, but it doesn’t just manifest as visible light. It has different octaves that repeat themselves & can be felt & represented in different ways.

What you’re seeing and we talk about “color” is a very specific vibrational frequency.

Now, here’s the kicker!

So, that crystal that looks “green” to you isn’t actually green. In fact, it’s every other color BUT green. What I mean is that it looks green to you b/c it’s absorbing every other light frequency except the green one & reflecting the green. It’s bouncing off the green wavelength.

So, that’s the specific frequency that it’s bouncing off! It’s the green frequency that if you’re able to pick up or perceive in whatever way you tend to do that, with your eyes, with your hands…or you enter the electromagnetic field of that crystal & that’s the energy you’re going to interact with: green energy, Baby!

It makes sense that other stones that are within the same color vicinity will have similar but slightly different energies.

And there you go…hope that explains in a general, but scientific way where this bunk comes from. 😉

Do you feel that all crystals of a color all affect us in the same way? Do you have experiences or stories to share on this topic? Please post in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings,

COLOR OF THE YEAR: MARSALA ~ 2015 ~ Rubellite, Ruby + Cinnabar

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Hola Crystal Hottie!
Today we are going to talk about Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, which happens to be Marsala. Over the past few years, I’ve done a video with this theme, finding a crystal that embodies that specific light frequency.

  • 2014- Radiant Orchid
  • 2013- Emerald

Pantone describes Marsala as a “naturally robust & earthy wine red.”

Since making this video, I’ve discovered that yes, Marsala is indeed a wine produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily.

Man! Marsala was a tough color.

Yeah, it was hard to find a crystal that was that exact color that Marsala is because a Pantone Color is very specific. I swear, while I was sitting down to make up this video, I could not think of any others! Was drawing a total blank.

Rubellite is actually a ruby-red color of tourmaline; hence its name! Tourmaline comes in almost every color of the rainbow.

The specimen I show in the video is actually a rubellite in clear quartz matrix & it’s a lighter color of the rubellite. It’s actually bordering on pink tourmaline. The one in the photo below is a better representation for “Marsala”.

Rubellite Photo Credit: Rob Lavinsky, – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Rubellite is known for its ability to heal the heart physically & emotionally, while also connecting you with the Universal Heart that connects us all. It’s a great crystal for balancing both the heart & root chakra
  • It’s a beryllium aluminum silicate, as all tourmalines are & has a Mohs hardness of 7-8, so relatively hard

Ruby actually comes closer to the Marsala color then my specific specimen of Rubellite that I showed in the video.

  • a stone of passion & strength, it also helps boost our life force energy & aligns with our root chakra
  • Ruby is an aluminum oxide & is a variety of corundum. It’s quite tough with a Mohs hardness of 9 (10 being the hardest)

Here’s a precious cinnabar specimen I took a photo of on dolomite & quartz that was on display at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show….price tag was $25,000 smackers! Gorgeous but muchos expensive.

  • a whimsical stone of magic, insight & deep transformation that aligns with our root & third eye chakra
  • a mercury sulfide mineral, this makes it a toxic stone so be sort careful handling it & definitely no ingesting gem elixirs created with it. It’s relatively “soft” with a Mohs hardness of only 2-2.5

Those are my picks for the Color of the Year & Stone Combo. I would love it if you have other crystals in mind that would go along with Marsala, (really coulda used your help pre-video on this one)…please tell us about it in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings!


How to Start Using Color Therapy & Crystals

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I was doing some root chakra healing on this day!

Color therapy is often used in alternative healing involving vibrational medicine. See, color is simply 1 form of visible light, aka electromagnetic energy.

EM energy = light…one in the same.

All the colors we can see within the visible spectrum carry their own unique vibration of this energy. Now, the color of a crystal or stone plays a really important part in how it will be used for healing.

See color, (or more specifically “light”  in various frequencies that we can actually see with our eye balls) is just a teenie-tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum). The colors (light frequencies) arrange themselves in order of decreasing vibrational wavelengths. Of these specific light frequencies, red is the longer wavelength (lower frequency) & violet is the shortest wavelength (higher frequency). I haven’t lost ya yet, right? Stick with me here, OK?

Actually…everything on the EM spectrum is a type of light. Just a little smidge of the spectrum is the visible light that we can see with our eyes.

Now, the color of a crystal or stone plays a really important part in how it will be used for healing. As I’ve explained above, color is way more than just something that’s pretty! We may find that we’re drawn to a specific color, that we often wear the same color, or that just seeing a certain hue makes us feel better, uplifted, joyful.  This makes total sense when you consider that each of our chakras correlates with a specific color:

So how does all this tie into healing with crystals?
Let’s consider tanzanite. You’re probably used to seeing it as a vibrant, blue, indigo or violet gemstone.

Tanzanite. Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky / Natural tanzanite. Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky /

In its natural state, however, tanzanite is usually a greyish-brown tone, a combo of purple, blue & green. Lab heating at low temps brings out the stone’s stunning blues & purples (rarely, they do appear that color naturally).

So, due to that stunning blue color, it should come as no surprise that tanzanite is a much sought after high ascension crystal–blue, indigo & violet–correlates with the throat, third eye & crown chakras. I can tell you I’ve personally experienced its amazing power in these areas! But when people learn that its original color is grey or brown they wonder how this is so.

Citrine is another great example of this. Vibrationally, it makes complete sense to me that lab-heated citrine would resonate well with my solar plexus chakra. Citrine is yellow or gold, and it is no coincidence that this is the same color that correlates with your solar plexus chakra. Yes, even though this stone may have started out as a light violet.
So let’s get into how this works
I teach in my courses that in order to understand where on the EM spectrum a stone matches up vibrationally, we simply match up their current color with their corresponding chakra color (not what color they used to be). What color is that stone now? It’s no longer of the old color frequency.  It’s current color frequency is going to vibrate & match with its current color. Making sure you use crystals or stones whose current color matches with the chakra colors allows harmonizing photons of light to harmonize & amplify; generating color healing.

See, what you’re doing is introducing light of specific frequencies–colors–into someone’s electromagnetic field, also known as their aura. This entrains a person’s emotional & biochemical states & encourages balance & good health.

Using color as a way of healing has actually been practiced for a very long time–many ancient cultures utilized this form of therapy & only now has modern science & alternative healing begun to catch up.

So let’s say you’re interested in opening your throat chakra to help to facilitate communication. Know that each chakra has a corresponding color associated with it. The colors are really easy to memorize…they follow the order of the colors of the rainbow or you can just refer to that chart above. Blue is the throat chakra color. So you would work with a blue stone: blue lace agate, turquoise, celestite or, yes…even tanzanite.
There are many ways you can work with a crystal. Just to name a few…

  • You can simply relax with it laying over your throat for 15 minutes
  • You can make a gem elixir with a non-toxic blue stone & drink it
  • You can carry it with you throughout the day
  • Place some stones in places you’ll be spending time in; your work space or bedside table
  • You can also go beyond crystals &  pump the blue into your surrounding environment (think light & fabrics).

    I was doing some root chakra healing on this day! Hence all the earthy-red.

    By doing this, you’re infusing a specific color into your entire electromagnetic field (aura) & not just focusing on 1 chakra. Blue light & blue fabric will help you change up your emotional & biochemical states in a powerful way. Try it! You’ll see what I mean.

    I love knowing what an important role color (light energy) plays in our lives!

    Not only does it infuse us with vibrancy & beauty, it’s also a very important part of healing & can be used hand-in-hand with crystals to help us achieve our best potential–physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually as humans.

    You know, as humans we need tools to deal with all the stress that comes along with being human, right? 😉  I hope you’ll add color therapy + crystals to your fabulous, sparkly tool belt! I know it’ll help.

    Lastly, please post your color therapy comments, experience & questions below. See you there!

    Colorful Crystal Blessings!