The practice of feng shui and the art of crystals have more in common than you may think. Moreover, they're both used to вЂњshift and transform the energy of your space,вЂќ according to Heather Askinosie, co-founder of Energy Muse and co-author of Crystal Muse. Askinosie should know-she's an expert in combining elements like crystals, holistic healing, and feng shui to help people balance and transform their lives.
For the uninitiated, she explains that crystals have an orderly structure and emit energy at a constant frequency. вЂњWhen 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,вЂќ she says. Combine this with feng shui, which Askinosie describes as a вЂњvehicle to help mirror back to yourself what you want to create in your life,вЂќ and you could find the positive energy you're looking for. Keep reading to see the six crystals Askinosie uses to promote good vibes, then find out where you should put them in your home.
Amethyst: The Intuitive EyeEnergy Muse Amethyst Clusters $7Shop
вЂњAmethyst is like a spa day in a stone,вЂќ Askinosie says. вЂњIt is the exact kind of relaxing energy that we could all use after a long day.вЂќ This crystal is perfect for relieving daily stress and promoting peaceful sleep. It's also connected to your intuition, according to Askinosie. вЂњAmethyst 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,вЂќ she explains.
Power Placement: Anywhere. Askinosie says amethyst is like an energetic air purifier. вЂњIt 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,вЂќ she says. Therefore, it's ideal for just about any room in your house.
Clear Quartz: Crystal ClarityEnergy Muse Clear Quartz Cluster $60Shop
вЂњFor those whose spirit needs illumination, clear quartz brings clarity to shadows within the mind,вЂќ Askinosie says. This crystal intensely resonates with the body, allowing it to act as a universal healer. вЂњBy elevating thoughts and perspectives, it will help manifest your intentions like never before.вЂќ
Power Placement: The living room. вЂњIt purifies and cleanses the energy of your space while elevating it to a new level,вЂќ says Askinosie.
Selenite: Liquid LightEnergy Muse Selenite $13Shop
вЂњThe pure, high vibrational energy of selenite is like liquid light,вЂќ Askinosie explains. вЂњAs it flows through your space, it brightens the energy of everyone and everything within it.вЂќ Selenite can cleanse, purify, and help you meet your potential. вЂњIt shifts your aura and energetic vibration to attune you with a higher energy,вЂќ she says. This is essential for keeping feelings of grief, fear, anger, and anxiety at bay.
Power Placement: Anywhere. вЂњPut it anywhere in your place that you'd like to infuse with bright, soothing, and uplifting energy,вЂќ Askinosie says. She likes to place hers on windowsills.
Pyrite: The DeflectorEnergy Muse Raw Pyrite Crystal $50Shop
Often called вЂњfool's goldвЂќ due to its appearance and properties, pyrite is thought to attract wealth, abundance, and good luck. It also has a strong protective energy, according to Askinosie. вЂњIt has the ability to show you which behaviors are holding you back,вЂќ she says. вЂњThis 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.вЂќ
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 MagnetUrban Outfitters Rose Quartz Stone $12Shop
вЂњThis 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,вЂќ says Askinosie. By promoting compassion, happiness, forgiveness, and peace, this crystal will help you let go of negative emotions. вЂњWith this sense of release, your spirit can finally be free of petty negativity.вЂќ
Power Placement: The bedroom. вЂњRose 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,вЂќ Askinosie says. She suggests placing two pieces on your bedside to bring more love into your sanctuary.
Fluorite: The Rainbow KeeperEnergy Muse Fluorite Plate $40Shop
вЂњThis is an absorbent crystal that will neutralize all of the negativity around it,вЂќ Askinosie explains. Allow it to bring you peace and tranquility when your thoughts race. вЂњFluorite ensures mental clarity and harmony between the mind, body, and spirit.вЂќ
Power Placement: Any place you go to meditate or relax. вЂњThis calming stone reminds you to take time for yourself to rejuvenate and recharge,вЂќ she says.Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro Crystal Muse $21Shop
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. вЂњAt the end of the day, crystals are a tool that reminds you that you can find peace even in the midst of chaos. A touchstone to get grounded, balanced, and centered,вЂќ she says. вЂњThe magic is not the crystal; it's you.вЂќ Always keep in mind that a crystal can't solve all of your problems, but when placed in the right spot, it couldn't hurt.