From the opulence of Ruby to the gentle nurturing vibration of Red Jasper there are so many red crystals to choose from when you are looking for jewellery or tumblestones that can be quite bewildering.
Red crystals come in all shapes and sizes, polished or raw, valuable, and inexpensive, so the first thing to ask yourself is why you want a red crystal. What do you have in mind for it?
Red crystals are aligned with the root chakra which means that they can be used in chakra balancing or healing when you feel that your root chakra needs some attention. Red Jasper is especially supportive for this chakra and will work to clear negative energies from this area as well as from your aura as a whole.
Placing a piece of red crystal on the base of your spine when meditating can help you to feel more grounded, safe, and secure. Our root chakra is responsible for our material lives, including our finances, health, and wellbeing. When the root chakra is out of balance or is holding negative energies, this can lead to feelings of restriction in the lower back and lower abdomen. Emotionally, we can often feel fearful or anxious as well as feeling disconnected from friends, family, and the world around us.
Red Carnelian is one of the best stones to use for clearing and cleansing the root chakra and ushering in positive energies. It helps to ground and anchor you in the present reality. It has a high energy and is stabilising both physically and emotionally. Red Carnelian is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation.
Many healers use Red Carnelian to impart an acceptance of the cycle of life and to remove any fears around death and dying. It is used to promote positive life choices and is said to help you come to terms with their feelings of betrayal, and resentment. Mentally, Red Carnelian can be very useful for meditation as it helps to remove extraneous thoughts and to correct the balance within the mind between overthinking and too much daydreaming. Physically, Red Carnelian is said to benefit the female reproductive systems and to heal lower back problems.
Ruby is a stone of passion and, like Red Carnelian, is said to impart a zest for life and to stimulate creativity. Ruby has been used since Ancient times as a protective talisman, whether in its raw state or as a cut and polished gem. Emotionally, Ruby is dynamic. It can charge up a lethargic system and engender strong feelings of passion, whether for another person or for life itself.
There are many other red crystals to choose from, including Garnet, Calcite and Cinnabar. Hematite can be found in shades of both red and black and is an excellent grounding stone, especially when kept in the pocket of your trousers or around your waist. If you are looking for courage, passion, energy, and vitality, let your instincts guide you to the red crystal that is just right for you.