The practice of feng shui and the art of crystals have more in common than you may think. Moreover, they’re both used to “shift and transform the energy of your space,” according to Heather Askinosie.
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For the uninitiated, she explains that crystals have an orderly structure and emit energy at a constant frequency. “When a crystal is placed on or near an area of the body emitting at a lower frequency, it encourages the body to match its higher frequency,” she says. Combine this with feng shui, which Askinosie describes as a “vehicle to help mirror back to yourself what you want to create in your life,” and you could find the positive energy you’re looking for.
Here are the six crystals Askinosie uses to promote good vibes and how they should be placed in your home. Whether you believe in feng shui and the power of crystals or not, it's all in good fun.
Amethyst: The Intuitive Eye
Amethyst crystal is perfect for relieving daily stress and promoting peaceful sleep. It’s also connected to your intuition, according to Askinosie. “Amethyst not only helps your body give in to innate desires like sound sleep and relaxation, but it also works with your third eye to balance the mind with insightful solutions to problems,” she explains.
Amethyst is like a spa day in a stone...It is the exact kind of relaxing energy that we could all use after a long day. — Heather Askinosie
Power Placement: Anywhere. Askinosie says amethyst is like an energetic air purifier. “It cleanses away any negativity that may be hanging around and makes sure that your space carries an atmosphere of positivity where others will feel at home,” she says. Therefore, it’s ideal for just about any room in your house.
Clear Quartz: Crystal Clarity
“For those whose spirit needs illumination, clear quartz brings clarity to shadows within the mind,” Askinosie says. This crystal intensely resonates with the body, allowing it to act as a universal healer. “By elevating thoughts and perspectives, it will help manifest your intentions like never before.”
Power Placement: The living room. “It purifies and cleanses the energy of your space while elevating it to a new level,” says Askinosie.
Selenite: Liquid Light
“The pure, high vibrational energy of Selenite is like liquid light,” Askinosie explains. “As it flows through your space, it brightens the energy of everyone and everything within it.” Selenite can cleanse, purify, and help you meet your potential. “It shifts your aura and energetic vibration to attune you with higher energy,” she says. This is essential for keeping feelings of grief, fear, anger, and anxiety at bay.
Power Placement: Anywhere. “Put it anywhere in your place that you’d like to infuse with bright, soothing, and uplifting energy,” Askinosie says. She likes to place hers on windowsills.
Pyrite: The Deflector
Often called “fool’s gold” due to its appearance and properties, pyrite (aka iron pyrite) is thought to attract wealth, abundance, and good luck. It also has strong protective energy, according to Askinosie. “It has the ability to show you which behaviors are holding you back,” she says. “This elevates your consciousness to be more aware of what you need to change in order to vibrate the intention of abundance on the same frequency as pyrite.”
Power Placement: The office. Askinosie suggests placing a piece of this crystal on top of the business cards in your office. This will bring the energy of abundance, new opportunities, and prosperity, she explains.
Rose Quartz: The Love Magnet
“This stone will open up your heart chakra to every kind of love that you need—whether it’s self-love, familial love, friendship love, love for humanity, or romantic love,” says Askinosie. By promoting compassion, happiness, forgiveness, and peace, this crystal helps you let go of negative emotions. “With this sense of release, your spirit can finally be free of petty negativity.”
Power Placement: The bedroom. “Rose quartz is great for the bedroom because it has a very easy, loving energy that’s wonderful to relax in when you’re ready to recharge after a long day,” Askinosie says. She suggests placing two pieces on your bedside to bring more love into your sanctuary.
Fluorite: The Rainbow Keeper
“This is an absorbent crystal that will neutralize all of the negativity around it,” Askinosie explains. Allow it to bring you peace and tranquility when your thoughts race. “Fluorite ensures mental clarity and harmony between the mind, body, and spirit.”
Power Placement: Any place you go to meditate or relax. “This calming stone reminds you to take time for yourself to rejuvenate and recharge,” she says.
Though cultivating a collection of crystals in your home can help to promote positivity and tranquility, there’s something else to consider. Askinosie warns against thinking that crystals will magically change your life. “At the end of the day, crystals are a tool that reminds you that you can find peace even in the midst of chaos," she says. "A touchstone to get grounded, balanced, and centered. The magic is not the crystal; it’s you.”
Always keep in mind that a crystal can’t solve all of your problems, but when placed in the right spot, it can't hurt.