Psychic Yvonne Nelson


Crystals – A Brief Introduction

Crystals and gems are mesmerizingly beautiful.  They are among the natural wonders of our world.  They may have taken minutes or hundreds of thousands of years to form, depending on their size and method of formation.

There are many types of Crystals and gems, all different shapes and colours.  They have been used for healing for thousands of years.  They are also excellent tools when used in the development of psychic ability and are often used in meditation, spiritual ceremonies and chakra cleansing.  Crystals can be bought at psychic fares, markets and bookshops.


It has been said that you should choose your own stones because of the personal interaction between the holder and the stone, but if you wish to buy for other people, use your intuition; visualise the person and ask if the stone is right for them.  This Birthstone List may help you when choosing crystals for others:


January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March – Aquamarine

April – Diamond*

May – Tourmaline

June – Moonstone

July – Carnelian

August – Peridot

September – Lapis Lazuli

October – Opal

November – Topaz

December – Turquoise


Psychic Yvonne Nelson Crystals 

Here is a short list of some types of crystals along with their healing properties. Please check out my daily blog for further information and insights on crystals.

Amber – usually orange in colour -  fossilised resin or tree sap from the ancient pine tree – has taken 25-50 million years to harden – some amber contains whole insects which have been preserved within them:
Has good influence on the endocrine system, spleen and heart.  Helps the mind to find its soul and helps you to find the kindness within you.

Amethyst – darker purple to lavender shades, purple quartz has many forms – clusters, points and geodes (rocks with inner cavities of various sizes where crystals grow inwards):
Strengthens the endocrinal and immune systems. Has a beneficial effect on the right brain activity, pineal and pituitary glands.  It is an energiser.  A powerful aid to spiritual development as it brings the lower natures to a higher consciousness.  Very helpful in inspiring healing, divine love, inspiration and intuition.

Citrine – natural citrine is pale yellow quartz – it is mined in Brazil:
Good for cleansing spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system and intestines.  Alleviates acid indigestion and is good for attaining mental and emotional clarity, confidence and assertiveness.  It also attracts abundance.

Diamond – source South Africa, India, Brazil, Russia, Australia and the USA – made of pure carbon, diamond is the hardest known substance on the Earth:
A master healer – purifies the body and spirit.  Dispels negativity, reflects the desires of the highest consciousness.  Removes blockages in the personality.  Inspires energy, purity, faithfulness and abundance.

Emerald – darker shades of green –  source Colombia – the Aztecs offered up their beautiful emerald treasures to the conqueror Hernan Cortes:
Strengthens the heart, liver, kidney and immune system.  Lifts depression and insomnia.  Inspires love, aids the power to heal and opens the path to prosperity, kindness, tranquillity, balance and patience.

Hematite – Iron Oxide – opaque, silver-grey crystals.  Source – Lake District in Northern England, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Canada:
Oxygenates the blood stream, energises the spleen and generally strengthens the body. Helps with stress and inspires optimism.

Jade – beautiful shades of green.  Jade has been the royal gemstone of China for over 4000 years.  In Central America, jade was sacred to the Olmec, Mayan and Toltec peoples:
Cleans the blood and increases longevity and fertility.  Aids eye disorders and is good for the kidneys and immune system.  It fosters courage, justice, modesty, wisdom, clarity and nurturing.

Kyanite – comes from the Greek word Kyanos or blue:
Kyanite’s curative property affects the throat, especially the voice. It enhances the creativity of singers and public speakers.  It encourages devotion, truth, reliability, serenity and loyalty.

Lapis Lazuli – deep blue stone with gold and white strands running through it – Afghanistan is an ancient source still used today – also mined in Chile, the USA  and Siberia:
Good for insomnia. Strengthens the thyroid and skeletal systems. Brings vitality.  Helps to open spiritual connection – aids psychic development and relaxation.

Malachite – These stones are a deep green colour with a light green base and dark green concentric circles:
Aids the function of the spleen and pancreas, tissue regeneration, respiratory system, immune system, vision, circulatory system.  Assists with sleeping problems and is good for both emotional and physical balance. Aids visualisation.

Opal – can be clear, milky white, pale yellow, black or shimmering rainbows. Source – Ancient opal is from mines in Eastern Europe but for the past one hundred years the main producer is Australia:
Stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands and aids eyesight.  Aids balance, inspires self-esteem and helps to induce a conscious connection with your higher self.

Quartz (Clear) – also known as the rock crystal – a huge variety of shapes and sizes – Brazil, Africa and the USA are the main sources:
Another master crystal.  Excellent at dispelling negative energy in your own environment and energy field.  Receives, activates, amplifies and transmits energy.  Very good for meditation.

Rose Quartz – titanium and iron traces give its soft shades of pink:
The love stone.  Induces forgiveness, compassion, love, kindness and self-esteem. It helps you let go of anger, resentment, guilt, jealousy and fear.  It eases sexual and emotional imbalance and increases fertility.

Smoky Quartz – tawny shades of soft brown – a hard mineral:
Very good for releasing grief, anger, despair, depression and negativity. Enhances dreams and channelling abilities.   Good for mediation – helps penetrate the dark areas of your inner-self with love and light.  Balances sexual energy.

Topaz – a yellow gemstone – ancient Egyptians associated it with Ra, the sun god:
Detoxifies the body, strengthens almost every gland and organ and aids with tissue re-generation.  Inspires tranquillity, peacefulness and aids self-expression and the connection with your higher-self.

Programming your Crystals

When you have made your selection and bought your crystals ensure that you give them a good clean.  They have been mined, tumbled or cut, transported, sold to a wholesaler and touched by many, many people before you.  It’s not just about getting rid of any dirt and grime, cleansing your crystals will also dissolve any energy traces and enable you to programme them with your own unique energy.  Just hold them under cold running water for a few minutes, dry them off with a clean cloth or allow them to dry naturally.  Hold each crystal individually and mentally ask for all negativity to be removed.  You may then like to visualise pure white universal light entering the crystal and then charge it with a pink ray of unconditional love.  Hold each crystal individually in your hand and feel the vibrations change as you programme each one. When you are satisfied that it has the correct vibration and has been fully charged, you can then place the crystal wherever you feel it needs to be and ask for the stone to reflect its qualities into your own personal environment.

Enjoy your crystals and please check my blogs for further information.