The throat chakra is an important energy centre in the body that is broadly responsible for things like expression, self-esteem, confidence and relationships.
When there are problems in the throat chakra there are a variety of crystals that can be used to recover balance, cleanse and clear blockages.
When To Use Throat Chakra Crystals
Healing crystals are usually used during chakra healing meditation to provide, promote, enhance and focus the spiritual energies we intend to connect with.
You might need throat chakra healing if you experience the following symptoms:
Problems with speech. Stuttering, social anxiety and fear of public speaking often mean there is a blockage, whereas babbling and nervous talking or over-sharing can indicate an overactive throat chakra.
Physical throat problems. Hoarseness, laryngitis and sore throats can mean a blockage. Thyroid problems often accompany an overactive throat chakra.
Self-esteem and confidence issues. As a result of a temporary difficulty in expressing yourself, your self-esteem and confidence can deteriorate – only furthering problems!
Other signs. Through synchronicity, the universe might be telling you to work on your throat chakra. If you seem to be thrust into situations that require you to communicate effectively, it might be that you are getting a cosmic hint.
Throat Chakra Crystals
So those are the reasons you might need some throat chakra TLC, let’s get on to the specific crystals you’ll want to use to get the most out of the process:
The first healing crystal that works wonders for healing the throat chakra is lapis lazuli.
The blue colour of the lapis lazuli crystal closely matches the auric colour of the throat chakra, allowing an excellent energy resonance that boosts the healing power of the crystal specifically on the throat area.
Lapis lazuli has been used successfully to relieve thyroid problems, sore throats, laryngitis and vocal problems.
It also has the vibration raising energies that can help boost ascension meditation, promoting honesty and rewarding public performance with success and spoils.
Turquoise also benefits from blue auric energies – as do all of our crystals on this list to varying degrees! – but its use is far beyond that.
This crystal is particularly well suited to people in leadership roles. It promotes confidence, calmness under pressure and effective communication.
People who wear turquoise in an amulet or on a ring or bracelet often find people are more attentive to them and seem more eager to listen to what they have to say.
In fact, for centuries men who carried a piece of turquoise were said never to be short a friend.
Used as a healing crystal, turquoise can help to rid you of public speaking anxieties and social phobias, as well as help you to develop those all-important leadership skills.
The crystal most intimately linked with the throat chakra is aquamarine. It is involved in the clarity of thought and expression, meaning that it is at the core of our communication skills when it is utilised.
Using aquamarine during throat chakra healing meditation helps to combat the muddying effects that social nerves can have on the mind.
The problem with social nervousness is that once it takes hold it prevents you from having good communication, and having only lousy communication makes you a bad communicator, giving you social nerves.
Aquamarine straightens out that circle and helps you to remain under a cool, calm head even in the most stressful situations.
For direct help with self-esteem and confidence in self-expression, look no further than blue sodalite.
This crystal has been used for thousands of years to strengthen the pituitary gland, which in turn governs our ability to connect with our spiritual selves.
By stimulating the pituitary and adrenal glands, blue sodalite helps to bring you confidence and cam under pressure without dampening your drive and ambition.
These effects are beneficial for clearing a blocked throat chakra as the side effects of a blockage include lower self-esteem and confidence when speaking.
Pushing through these obstacles will naturally help to remove the blockage, and blue sodalite is a very useful crystal to help with that. Try keeping a crystal in your pocket and using the confidence it gives you to talk to a stranger.
Blue kyanite is another ancient healing crystal; this one is strongly linked to personal truth.
While in the presence of blue kyanite, we are strengthened against the fear of speaking painful, personal truths.
For this reason, it is commonly used in therapy sessions to push through the natural instinct to hide parts of yourself that make you feel vulnerable.
That instinct is perfectly natural and we all have it, but we should all be working towards a complete expression of our truth.
Often, problems in the throat chakra stem from fears about expressing ourselves truthfully and honestly.
These fears are most often sourced in shame and low self-esteem. Blue kyanite can help you to overcome the obstacles to healing that these fears can put up.
While not specifically a throat chakra crystal, anhydrite has a variety of uses during throat chakra healing.
Its primary purpose is unity and harmony amongst the three higher chakras – the throat, third eye and crown chakras.
Anhydrite promotes stronger links with spiritual consciousness and can help you to contact your spirit guides. In this way, using anhydrite in a healing meditation ritual can ease the process of healing by including your spirit guides more intimately in the process.
Blue anhydrite is the most common type of this crystal for throat chakra healing, though in truth it is only a little more effective for the throat chakra, and sometimes it is better to cater for several chakras at once – after all, they are all linked, and the blockages might be in the kundalini connections rather than the chakra itself.
So those are the best healing crystals that you can use to help with your throat chakra work.
Use these crystals as a part of your regular healing meditations and rituals – perhaps combined with some essential oils and aromas – to supercharge your spiritual work over your coming journey.