How to Start Using Color Therapy & Crystals

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing 11 Comments

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:

chakra frame

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 /

Tanzanite. Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky /

Natural 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.

crystal healer

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…

  1. You can simply relax with it laying over your throat for 15 minutes
  2. You can make a gem elixir with a non-toxic blue stone & drink it
  3. You can carry it with you throughout the day
  4. 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!

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!




Comments 11

  1. Yay, Hibiscus Moon! As a crystal worker and director of a color therapy school, I enjoyed reading your post about crystals and color therapy. We are truly blessed to have these healing modalities available!

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  2. This article really had me thinking about light and vibrations. What about rock colors that show up under ultra-violet light (the light we cannot see)? Does anyone ever use a black light and use fluorescent stones in their healing?

    Do fluorescent lights alter our energy? I’m not sure I understand UV light. Ozone layer absorbs UV light and protects us. Does working under fluorescent lights have an adverse effect on us? Have them in my kitchen. I know there is a white coating around the tubes….is that what protects us?

    I keep a huge chunk of sodalite near home computer. At work I have a small jar of polished stones …quartz, carnelian, amethyst, lapis, malachite and citrine and green ivy plants. How can we deflect harmful vibes from computers, microwaves, cell phones, etc? We have selenite (large) next to tv at home. Battery operated alarm clocks in bedroom. What stones would help us absorb or shield us from the invisible light spectrum?

    I will look at more of your videos for answers and clues.
    Thank you!

  3. I have been working with the colors for quite some time now. I wish I could afford the courses at Color Energy out of Canada. But I do have their books and color plays an important part of my healing jewelry. There is nothing like colorful stones ALL OVER THE HOUSE!!! lol

  4. I have been working a lot with color lately. One thing I’ve found when combining crystals and color therapy is that it’s still important to consider the crystal/stone properties in addition to its color. For example, green aventurine and malachite are both green, but their underlying energies are quite different, so they aren’t necessarily interchangeable just because they are green. The underlying energies and uses of a specific stone/crystal does play a role even when you’re primarily focusing on color.

  5. Awesome Sauce! I LOVE YOUR BLOG !!!!!!!!! I discovered in a College Astronomy Lab class (we had a three hour lab and an hour and a half class so two different professors it was intense) that i could see a bit more of the spectrum than the average human eye…I handed in a report describing what I saw during an eclipse and described a part usually not visible to the human eye…my really technical professor then tested me and told me I could see more of the blue spectrum– I think it was than usual —totally rad since color is strong point in my artwork maybe its helped me …sometimes I wonder if it connected to being able to see other things we consider “para” normal

  6. Thank you Hibiscus Moon …. I’m just beginning to delve into the work and healing behind the crystal mysteries. I’m studying to be Sound Practitioner and Color Therapy is part of the coursework. This is a nice assist to what I am learning and validates my interest. So much to learn.

  7. Shirley, you want amethyst for your electrical equipment.
    As for florescent lights yes they can alter the vibrations of the crystals altering them.

  8. I’ve been using colour therapy my whole life without even realizing it! Haha wow!! 🙂 Makes so much more sense now! As a child my favourite colour was blue/Indigo (I am also an Indigo child) until things took a turn for the worse and the rest of my childhood was pretty rough so it made all the sense to me for some reason, I could never put my finger on it.., surrounding myself with that colour in every way I could, whether that was through my clothing, in school work (I was the kid that doodled; lots of sacred geometry patterns& wicca symbols), or decor. It’s kinda creepy but very very cool how throughout my life the colours I have been attracted to are in perfect order going up through the chakras!! Red orange and yellow coloured themes were my favourite my whole life up until 2012 when it suddenly changed to green blue/indigo and purple themes are my favourites now which also makes sense as I’ve been healing and opening up my heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras 🙂
    I have never commented on one of these before(only on fb through comments), but I just wanted to end this with a big thank you for being the most amazing teacher I have ever had in my entire life??? So very honoured and grateful to be able to take you’re Certified Crystal Healer course 🙂 Love& light sent to you Hibiscus/Stephanie!

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