Most of us turn to crystals when we need to shift the energy in our body, mind, or spirit, but did you also know that crystals for the home can be used to shift the energy in your environment?
UPDATE: This article previously used the term “totem animals” to describe animal archetypes that may hold meaning for someone. Using this term is culturally appropriative (as this is a term rooted in Indigenous spiritual practice) in the context it was previously used, especially shared by the author here (who is white). This article has been updated to reflect this change.
Knowing how to use crystals for the home to positively affect the flow of energy in the rooms of your house is the key to creating a positive living space for yourself and your loved ones. For each area of the home, I’ve suggested a few stones for you to add so you can transform your home into sacred space.
This is the space in which we restore our vital energy after a long day. Using stimulating, energizing stones here is a great way to recharge and rejuvenate yourself.
Carnelian: Adds an invigorating energy to the space
Red Jasper: Grounds the energy in the space so that you may utilize it day-to-day
The dining room is where we gather with friends and family for sharing and exchange (not just of food, but also of wisdom). The dining room is often seen as corresponding with the knowledge area of our lives.
Chrysocolla: Gives you access to knowledge from ancient cultures
Azurite: Provides intuitive knowledge
This is an intimate space for love (either love for the self, or of that shared with a partner). It’s a space to feel nurtured and it corresponds to relationships.
Rhodochrosite: Creates a passionate energy environment
Pink Calcite: Fills the space with soft, nurturing energy
Black Onyx: Helps to manifest your ideal career
Sodalite: Reveals the best career for you (i.e. that which is for your highest good)
Hallways are places of movement and change. They are also the space where we greet guests. Hallways correspond the the Helpful People aspect of our lives.
Clear Quartz: Aids in manifesting helpful people into your life
Rutilated Quartz: Calls in helpful guides, angels, animal archetypes, etc.
This is likely the space where you work from home, pay your bills, etc. For this reason, the office is connected with wealth.
Bloodstone: Grounds prosperity energy so that you can use it in a practical way
The kitchen acts as a gathering place for family. It’s here that we share time together over meals and discuss the events of the day. It’s where we come together, so it’s representative of the Family aspect of our lives.
Green Aventurine: Promotes harmony in groups
Peridot: Clears negativity after family arguments/disputes