Question and Answer: Are There Any Negative Crystals/Gemstones

Crystal Q and A!! If you have a crystal question, post it below and I will do my best to get you an answer! Here’s one I received recently:


I’ve noticed in my limited research of the stones that have passed through my life over the years that nearly everything has some sort of metaphysical property… healing, protection etc. Based off of color, composition etc. I’ve noticed however that all stones that I’ve come across seem to always have positive qualities. Never anything per say negative, or destructive, that I’ve noticed.

So my question is: are there inherently negative stones that cause negative reactions in people, or are they all positive beings? Can, say, a quartz crystal be programmed to do negative instead of positive? What of radiated quartz which is turned black due to exposure to X-ray radiation? I’m simply curious not doing bad juju on anyone…


That’s an excellent question!! This is actually something I cover in my book (Understanding the Crystal People). Obviously in the book, the information is pertaining only to quartz crystal, however my guess is it is the same for all stones… And in my view, applies to anything other than human, actually. Animals or plants or even some stones may be harmful or even deadly to us physically but they aren’t harmful out of malice. I think people are the only species that do that (except maybe some aliens, but it could be argued they are “people”… or maybe just following their instincts?) So, certainly there are stones which can be dangerous to us physically (stones which contain cyanide or arsenic for example), but again, they aren’t physically harmful out of malice.

So that would leave the portion of the question whether they can intentionally be programmed for ill-intent. The short answer is no.

To expound on that, the vibration in quartz is too high, and as sentient beings, a person can’t program a crystal or “trick” it into participating with a program with bad intent. The analogy I received from my crystal guide, Venus, is that if you take a lidded box (which is dark inside, in a sense, to “carry the dark within”) into a room blaring with light (room = crystal, dark inside box = evil intent) when you take the lid off the box, it doesn’t darken the room at all. The shadows inside the box are replaced with light and the room is no darker because you opened the lid of the box. The same analogy works with our crystal friends. If one attempts to put “shadow” into the crystal (with negative programming), the light within simply causes the shadow to disappear.

And as for very dark, irradiated crystals (naturally occurring or manipulated by man), they simply have the properties of smoky quartz (grounding, stabilizing etc), but no negative connotations. I can see where one might think a black stone could be perceived as possibly used in a dark way, but the crystal entity simply isn’t going to get on board with that. Since it is a matter of co-creation, it will not work. Not to say that someone might try it and say its working, and even if their dark agenda did work, it would have nothing to do with the crystal and all to do with the sender’s energy on its own… since crystals are sentient beings, not simply automaton tools, it’s not going to happen that the crystal could be “used” or even “tricked” in that way.

It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this question, so hopefully seeing the answer here will be helpful to more people. Excellent!

ADDENDUM: Something else to consider: There are stones which may not be a vibrational match to the person in question, so they may make the person physically uncomfortable (for example, some people and tektite) or which cause a reaction in people which is perceived as negative (headache, lightheadedness, etc), or which are absolutely physically harmful (for example contain toxic or poisonous elements such as malachite dust… as an aside, here is an excellent resource from Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy on toxic stones.) The stones are not harmful due to mal-intent, any more than a rattlesnake or shark is. For example, the snake or shark would also be very dangerous if put in someones lap! I think there are ways around this and exceptions to every rule, however Crystals absolutely cannot be intentionally programmed or manipulated to be used in a harmful way.

If you have questions about this topic or a different question all-together, please post it in the comments section below. I am happy to write a blog post. Just like our teachers used to tell us, chances are, if you have a question, someone else probably has the same question. Talk to you soon!

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Genn John has been acting as the legs for the Crystal People as the Keeper at Arkansas Crystal Works, an internet-based source for crystals and crystal knowledge, since 1995. Having accepted the honor to be their voice as well, she is the author of Understanding The Crystal People: A Handbook for Lightworkers; a crystal reference book for people who desire to fully understand their connection to the crystal kingdom and who wish to enhance their working knowledge of these majestic beings. Genn has also published a 4 part series of coloring books which are a useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning the anatomical structures of quartz crystals. It features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn designs crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Find the store and more at, or her blog at To connect: email -, facebook -, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.

54 Responses to Question and Answer: Are There Any Negative Crystals/Gemstones

  1. Melissa says:

    Which stones have a negative charge to them?

  2. Donna Jo Nash says:

    Why would my crystal explode inside overnight?

  3. Eli says:

    Hello, I need help. I’ve bought a citrine crystal who happened to be fake. It is basically baked amethyst. I did a little bit of research and apparently baked amethyst due to being in high temperature and changing colors has little to no healing properties or vibrations. I tend to believe that theory is false. I feel this stone’s vibrations more than any other stone I have studied. With this stone I’ve been dreaming about love and sex, some of them are good and some are bad. But the last dream I had was different. I was in a beautiful school with yellow leaf trees, yellow doors, and yellow desks. I went to this mysterious room with a friend and on the wall, we saw a monster painted. I climbed the wall to reach the top and while my friend was climbing, the painting of the monster in the wall awoke and ate my friend. I tried to help him. But the monster disappeared. … I saw myself with colleagues in this balcony with water underneath. The same friend eaten by the monster was there but this time he couldn’t walk, he was in a wheelchair. He wanted me to take him to the water. As I carried him (in my arms) into the water, the water turns black. As if it was angry. My friends quickly threw us the latter. We climbed and felt relieved.
    As I was writing this into my dream journal, I realized that this was about the stone. The stone is so beautiful to me. Yellow is one of my favorite colors that’s why I love my stone. This dream was telling that beauty is deceiving. This kid in my dream is the stone. He wants to be accepted by my inner self but a part of me rejects it. The water was nice and clear and as soon as he is about to be in the water, it turns dark and violent. My inner-self is telling me is not good for me.
    At the moment I realized that I grabbed my stone with my left hand and asked out loud “are you bad?!” at that instant I felt strong vibrations, then I placed the stone in my neck (to feel the vibrations more) and I felt stronger vibrations going up and down the left side of my body like electricity. Then I grabbed the stone in my right hand and then put on my neck (to see if I get the same reaction) and the same thing happened (but on the right side of my body). It felt like if the stone was screaming at me. It wanted my attention. Like it wanted to tell me something but I don’t understand what is it trying to say or do. I’m a little confused. Can you help me?

    • Genn says:

      Hello Eli! My sincere apologies for taking so long to respond, I wasn’t getting notifications about new comments.

      WOW. this is quite some dream imagery you have! Of course, only you can be the best interpreter of your dreams, so I really can’t speak to that. You know best, and it seems you have a pretty good handle on your dream symbolism. That being said, I can offer my thoughts on your crystal.

      I really don’t believe in stones being bad, or evil. And I also don’t believe that just because a stone is altered by man to change its appearance that it carries deceptive energy or that the healing properties are negated in any way.

      If you love this crystal or just feel a strong connection to it (whether it is due to the color or something else), I wouldn’t let the fact that it is artificially colored or altered affect my decision to connect to the crystal. It sounds like it has a message for you. If you are getting such strong vibrations, take some time to sit with it and ask it. Trust that the crystal is not evil. If you feel better, call in your guides and helpers and intend that only information coming from the highest light be allowed to be transmitted via the crystal (which is good practice in all things). See if this resonates with you. Thanks so much for commenting!

  4. Nick says:

    Hello, I had just bought three crystals for psychic development use: Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Amazonite.

    I meditated a bit after cleansing the crystals, by putting Amethyst on my third eye, Rose Quartz right on my heart, and Amazonite on my throat chakra.

    It is the next day and I feel like there is something possibly wrong with my heart chakra. Did the Rose Quartz have a negative effect? It feels like there is a pressure in my chest where my heart is.

    *(Note: I already have psychic abilities, including healing abilities, which come from my heart chakra. Did I do something wrong with the crystal?)

    • Genn says:

      Hey Nick! In my opinion, I don’t think you can cause yourself harm with something like rose quartz (or any crystal). Don’t get me wrong, they can cause some discomfort if something comes on too fast or etc… Have you asked the crystal to tone down the work it is doing with you because you are experiencing discomfort? Do you think it is possible that the rose quartz is opening your heart chakra and that is causing the discomfort (the opening of your heart or the working on that chakra)? Maybe you need to work on one chakra at a time? Did you clear or work on your lower three chakras before jumping to the upper? If you had a block in or below your heart I could see how maybe the stuck energy could cause discomfort in the heart chakra… These are just musings. Don’t ignore the possibility of an unrelated physical problem. If you are certain it is energetic, those are the thoughts I have. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help, but I hope this gives you a jumping off place. To answer your question, though, no, I don’t think you did anything wrong with the rose quartz and it didn’t do anything bad to you.

      • Nick says:

        Thank you for your response. You got back extremely quick, I’m surprised. 🙂

        I didn’t work on the lower chakras. I tried to first work on the chakras that my abilities stem from, my third eye and heart chakra.

        I “played around” with the crystal again, and the feeling is not as bad as it was before. Maybe it was just the crystal and myself getting used to each other’s energies?

        • Genn says:

          That is certainly possible. And please remember. Anytime you experience something uncomfortable or “too much” when working with crystals, you can ask them to “tone it down please”, or “whoa! that’s too much”… maybe try clearing your lower chakras and/or work only on your heart (without throat and third eye added in) at first… work in slowly until you know each stone. It is possible that all three at once was just too much for you right then. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to leave your question!

  5. Neil Hotvedt says:

    Hello again I was hoping to pick your brain on my circumstances eh We figured that I am a very negative energy. As I seem to be out of sync with every known mineral/ gem used for health or protection well being known to our world. Only took 53 yrs to isolate this eh In searching plants I found Devils Club could be used to treat my diabetes in regulation of blood sugars. However it has protective positive qualities in various productions. Do you know of anyone knowledgeable in that field? As you are with minerals. My concern is the conflict within me and all these positives activating my darkness. This last full moon working graveyard shift in the quarry mine was scary (for my buddies) and tortuous for me trying to stay in control. I don’t want to aggravate my situation trying to stay natural and balanced with the Great Mother eh Any help referencing a source of knowledge is appreciated eh

    • Genn says:

      Hey Neil! Thanks for your question! Of course, as you recognized, this is outside my area of expertise. The only person I know personally (and have worked with myself since 2010) that is knowledgeable in herbal medicine is Keith R Smith. He is a master herbalist based out of Escondido, California. Keith is a good friend of mine (an all-around great guy), and is very knowledgeable. He helped me to correct my chronic reversed polarity. I recommend him highly. Perhaps he can be of help to you. Here is his contact information:

      Keith Smith’s Herb Shop, 360 N Midway Dr, Ste 102, Escondido, CA 92027. Phone number(760) 489-6889 (there is a contact form on the bottom of the page) “Specialties: Master Herbalist /Master Iridologist with 40 years of experience. Specializing in Chronic Reverse Polarity, Keith Smith has diagnosed and treated all variety of health issues. History: Established in 1977. We started in the closet of our spare bedroom, expanded to the garage, and soon opened a store at our current location at the Old Mill Pond in Escondido.”

      I hope this helps, Neil! If you contact Keith, be sure to tell him I sent you! Blessings~ Genn ?

  6. Kuro says:

    I have a black onyx and mahogany obsidian, I noticed when they first arrived unlike other crystals I’d ordered felt off, jittery and heavy. I put them in water and sage to clear them, and with other crystals. Later on they felt the same and they made my other crystal heavy too…wearing the onyx in particular makes me feel a heavy weight over certain parts of my body just from touching it and not even wearing…its all odd to me…is that a normal thing?

    • Genn says:

      Hey Kuro! Some people are just not a match with certain stones at a given time. My suggestion is, always, if something makes you uneasy or uncomfortable, give that stone a rest and don’t try and push it. It doesn’t mean that you will never be able to work with that kind of stone, but that that particular stone isn’t resonating with you right now. Thanks for your question and I hope this suggestion helps!

  7. Neil Hotvedt says:

    Hello I have problem that is consistent in many different stores ie Lethbridge Alberta Canada Josee’s. Love her shop but I get a maelstrom of emotion and physical experience. I narrowed it to 2 displays of Jade Agate and Onix and Jasper. A sales girl watched me searching the shop and said she could feel my energy to my wife. Is this a case of minerals/ stones vibration not matching a person because…. apparently these minerals a defences for dark or evil energy lol Seems spiritually I would be a bad energy? Seriously though how dangerous is exposure to mismatched energy. FYI I have been struck by lightning 5 times in last 34 yrs. Twice it happened within 1 metre of same spot? These were strikes 1 & 2. As with the eminence energy I build up almost raging from the lightning strikes, I receive the same wild power surge or rush in this shop only near the show cases. Approx. 2 metres. Any insight would of great appreciation eh

    • Genn says:

      Hello Neil! Holy smokes! struck by lightening FIVE TIMES!? I really don’t know why you are having this reaction around these stones. Your guess would be as good as mine. Seems like it must be either something caused by the lightning strikes or there is something in you (innately) that attracts this kind of energy (obviously, since you were struck 5 times!) Be safe out there!!

      • Neil Hotvedt says:

        Thank you for your time to respond to my query eh I intend on following your site as I enjoy learning of the nature around me eh

        Be Well

  8. Taylor says:

    Hello Genn,

    hope you and your loved ones are well.
    My question: I met a very dark energy in my dream, it was way beyond a normal nightmare. After waking up I felt very unsafe. I had a shungite taped to my left foot and the week before I also had a nightmare with the shungite in the same spot.
    I would like to have your view on this issue. I am a bit afraid the energy will stay with me, or will find me again, wether awake or a sleep.

    • Genn says:

      Hello Taylor! Thanks for sharing! I don’t know why you might have this happen with the shungite (my area of expertise is clear quartz). However, I would suggest if you have a bad reaction two times and both times the variables are the same, perhaps change tactics. I would definitely call in my guides, angels and protectors, and tell the energy itself that it is not welcome. I do wonder, since Shungite draws out harmful substances, maybe it was “detoxing” energetic (versus physical) energies through your dream state. Could the dark energy be a manifestation of a physical or emotional issue you are facing? Just things to ponder on. Definitely I would bump up the protective measures just to be safe.

  9. Marianne says:

    Dear Genn,
    I would be glad to hear your comment regarding my situation.

    Yesterday I used a few crystals during 2-3 hours (unakite, fluorite, clear quarz wand with rainbow/hologram in the middle-maybe it`s Lemurian seeds – I really don`t know) and agate turitella. I didn`t use them all at the same time. Unakite and clear quartz I was using for the first time, and agate turitella for the second. At the end, I became overloaded with sensations. I`ve felt energy is flowing intensively down my legs and hands. After that, I was taking a shower and I realised that big hard bump arised at the back of my left thigh! I`ve scared. I massaged the bump and it becomes softer and in a few minutes it became very soft and the bruise appeared. Then I looked in the mirror, and I saw the sclera in eyes is (partially) very reddish! I freaked out. But, after few minutes it disappeared, and the eyes became normal.

    Then I figured out the bump on my leg arised the most probably because I was sitting for a few minutes at the edge of the bed during energy sensations, where the bed side board pressed my leg at one spot, and the bump appeared on my tight just above that spot. It seams to me that the blood flow in my body was highly speeded because of crystal sensations and that the bed board stopped the flow at one place and the bump appeared because of that. Does that make any sense? Today, I still have the bruise (now it`s blue, yesterday it was purple-yellowish) and swelling at that place. Maybe the swelling is also connected to cellulite which maybe changed its shape and became bumpy at that leg part after yesterday`s event.

    One more thing, turitella agate i used that evening I got from the person I don`t like at all. I keeped it 7 days in salt and it corroded at a few spots (hope it isn`t toxic)? I used turitella agate for stomack healing, but it was giving me unpleasant sensation of burning in the stomack and aesophagus. I don`t know should I proceed to use it? Is it possible the bad sensations are connected to the person from I bought the crystal?

    Thank you very much.

    • Genn says:

      Hey Marianne! Thanks for sharing your story! We’re looking at several different layers here… My initial sense is that you might have overloaded your energy field by working with so many different stones all in one day (although not all at “once” as in at the same time)… you have still introduced many different energies into your field without the benefit of letting each settle and obtain resonance with your current energy.
      Your description of the energy flow blockage in your leg makes perfect sense. It sounds like you might also have popped a small blood vessel (causing the subsequent bruise).
      As to the agate, it is possible that your negative sensations to the stone are related to your residual difficulties with the person. Not so much that the stone is harboring ill intent, mind you, but that you are harboring bad feelings toward the person, and you might be associating your feelings for the previous owner with the stone. I would definitely suggest not using it right now, not so much because of the association with the prior person, but because of the statement that it gives you “unpleasant sensations of burning”.
      I would back off for now, and try working with not more than 2 different stones a day until you are more used to the different energies they each bring. It sounds like you might have overloaded yourself. I don’t see a problem with working with many different stones at a time, but only together if they are for one purpose. Add them together once you have worked with each separately, to acclimate yourself to the energies of each (for example, once you have acclimated to the energy of each individual stone, I would suggest working on only one issue at a time, per day, not a bunch of different issues all in one day, even if in different sessions). I hope this makes sense. It’s the best I can describe, short of writing an entire blog post here in the comments!
      Also, as a side note, if you find it difficult to disassociate your memories of the person you don’t like and that particular stone, perhaps it would be of benefit to either re-home that crystal (or even give it back to the earth, with your blessings and love) and find another turitella agate from a different source.
      Thanks so much for commenting!

  10. ester says:

    Hello Genn i wanna ask something. It is possible if i hate someone, the bad energy will be sended to her? i’m using the rose and amethyst quartz

    • Genn says:

      Hello Ester! It is my belief that bad energy sent to another reaches them (without crystals or other means). However the bad energy harms you more than it does the other. Rose quartz is good to increase loving feelings and amethyst brings calm. They are excellent stones if you want to help transmute your internal negative feelings. Much love~ Genn 🙂

  11. Elizabeth McCarty says:

    I have had very strong negative reactions to certain crystals. Example: anytime I try to wear hematite it literally shatters.

    • Genn says:

      Hey Elizabeth! I have seen this happen often. Sometimes you just aren’t in resonance with a particular stone. I have a good friend who can’t handle (touch) Tektite, he says it burns him. I don’t see this as a negative or positive, I see it as a difference in energetic resonance. Thanks so much for your comment!

  12. Isaac says:

    Thanks for the interesting information!

  13. Monica says:

    Hello Gen,

    I have a question about Brandberg crystal. I read that it’s a high vibration crystal that is considered the master healer. However after handling it a few times I seem to have a negative reaction to it, mostly on the physical level. All of a sudden all of my past physical ailments returned, my back that healed started hurting again, my foot that already healed and was feeling good started hurting again too, and some new stuff like tingling in my foot started. I decided not to handle that crystal anymore since obviously I’m not meshing well with it. However I’m curious, could it really have caused this? How do I get those ailments to heal since they seem to have gotten reactivated by the Brandberg? Thanks!

    • Genn says:

      Hey Monica! Wow! So sorry to hear about your issues with the Brandberg.. Let me start my response with the fact that I haven’t had much opportunity to work with them. As you know, they are a combination of clear, amethyst, smoky and other minerals, and they come from Africa… my expertise lies in clear quartz crystal, primarily Arkansas quartz. That being said, I will tell you what information came through as I was meditating on your question. To keep this reply short(ish), basically I wondered if the symptoms which you had worked to eliminate were simply repressed (not “healed”) and perhaps the underlying reason for the symptoms is still there? Maybe the Brandberg is bringing these maladies to light to let you know that the underlying reason for them is still unaddressed? I read that Brandberg crystals can help you with soul contracts (and as Lightworkers we know our soul contracts are often very complex, deep rooted and can be… how shall I say… challenging at best).

      First off, I was wondering if your crystal has a Phantom in it? Perhaps the symptoms are carryovers from a past life experience or unhealed trauma and the crystal is “helping” you by bringing the “symptoms” back so the core issue can be found, addressed and worked through? These are just areas to ponder, see if it resonates with you.

      For sure, if you are having a lot of problems working with ANY crystal, sometimes it is a good idea to set it aside and regroup, it just might not be time for you to work with that crystal in such an intense manner. You can also talk with the crystal and ask it to tone it down a bit for you, that uncomfortable symptoms are arising. Keep in mind that this may not be possible (the crystal may know that it will require discomfort and simply can’t tone it down) so in this case, you might have to wait until you are ready to begin again. See if this resonates or leads you to another answer, often it will spark a new track and your answers will come.

      Since you asked this question on this particular blog post, I also wanted to address that I don’t believe the crystal is negative, (I just don’t believe they can be) even though the symptoms which are returning are certainly not fun. I don’t think the crystal is “causing your pain to return” for ill reason, but rather for deeper healing. Like debridement of a wound, it is necessary in order for the wound to TRULY heal to scrape off the dead stuff (an INTENSELY unpleasant process but necessary for complete healing).

      As an aside, you might want to try cleansing and clearing the crystal in case there are residual energies from the mining process that need to be released. However, that being said, I tend to think the reason for the returning symptoms is due to an unaddressed core issue. You might need to regard this particular crystal as a no-nonsense healer/helper that knows it will require tough love to help you to get to the core issue causing the symptoms. All crystals, just because they may be labeled healers, aren’t necessarily fluff and soft coddling. Sometimes deep healing requires a firm hand and scraping of tender flesh which might have “looked” healed on the surface (in the case of the debridement example). Just musing. See if this resonates. I am happy to answer any questions that might arise after my answer. Wishing you best of luck!

      • Monica says:

        Hi Genn,

        I replied yesterday but I don’t see my reply so perhaps it didn’t go thru. First off I want to thank you for your answer. It’s quite possible that that’s what happened. I did clear the crystal twice before handling it so it should have been cleared of any old energies. I guess for now I decided to just stay away from it since every time I think of touching it, I don’t want to do it. Perhaps it’s just not a good time for that. I’ll stick to my other crystals that I connect with well. Thank you!

        • Genn says:

          I think it is a wise decision. If you aren’t resonating, don’t force the issue. It isn’t mandatory we get along with every crystal we encounter, that’s for certain! Perhaps this crystal is meant for someone else (or if not, for you at a later time, like you said.) Thanks for your questions and input!! hugs

  14. Ali says:

    Hi Genn I bought a crystal recently locally, it’s a labradorite with yellows and other colours flashing on one side, but around the back and side of the crystal are quite a few black markings which I keep seeing ‘scary shapes or figures’ in. I don’t know if it’s my imagination being over reactive and anxious but I’ve felt scared and wondered what they were. They seem to change other times I look at the black areas on it and I see other shaped or figures resembling humans or animals. I’ve not experienced this before and wondered if it’s something in the crystal and should I change it? There were other labradorite crystals I looked at but this was the only one that had the pretty flash of yellow light and colours down the front of it but I feel uneasy since I saw the dark figures around the back of it. Thank you

    • Genn says:

      Hi Ali! Apologies for the delay in getting back to you! I am really more in tune with quartz crystal, so this question is a little bit off my path. However, that being said, if you are feeling uncertain about your crystal, you might want to clear and cleanse it. It is possible the stone is bringing up fears you have around this subject (not causing the fear). Labradorite is a beautiful stone, and the black is part of the stone… a really informative website I found on this is here… this part stood out to me in particular: “The vivid labradorescence revealed beneath the gray or black labradorite surface represents deeper, hidden realms beneath the everyday world. These “seen” and “unseen” elements define the root of labradorite meaning.” It could be that you need to remember to shield and possibly work through emotions regarding your anxiety about the “spooky figures” and this stone is reminding you of that. I don’t think the stone is negative or bad, read the post on Labradorite and see if it resonates with you. I would absolutely clear it, (and get to know it!) that should help. Thanks so much for your question! (and don’t hesitate to ask if further questions arise).

  15. marinette says:

    hi I am marinette! can you help me answer my question? please my question is can you exlplain if their are small negative rocks?

    • Genn says:

      Hey Marinette! Thanks for your question. In my opinion, no. It seems to be a short answer, but, small or large, my answer is the same as in the blog post. I hope I have answered your question, thanks for asking!

  16. Dee says:

    can crystals damage any chakras? recently a friend was told by someone who checked her aura on the computer that wearing an aquamarine or a jade was damaging her throat chakra. was he just trying to get her to buy his crystals or can this be true?

    • Genn says:

      Hey Dee! I can’t speak to the situation or the person’s motivations since I don’t know the whole story, but I am not of the belief that gemstones cause harm in that way. I think if a person is incompatible with a stone, then the stone might not prove to be beneficial for them… (for example, I have a friend who can’t tolerate the energy of Tektite) but I don’t believe stones will cause _harm_ in that way (“damaging” a chakra). I do think there might be better choices of gemstones for a particular chakra, and it will vary from person to person… if a person finds that a particular stone doesn’t feel good to them, they should follow that guidance and choose another stone. However, a random person telling them that a stone (that doesn’t feel bad to the person) is bad for them or damaging them, in my opinion, is giving our power away to others. (caveat: there are stones which are physically poisonous (ie: orpiment has arsenic, cinnabar, mercury ore), I’m not talking about this kind of stone. This answer is just energetically speaking). Hope this helps, and thanks for your question, it is a good one!

  17. Justice Rickman says:

    I think I recently had a crystal choose me, but at the time I didn’t get the crystal.Will the crystal find me or have I lost it forever?

    • Genn says:

      Hey Justice! Sorry to hear that you missed out on your crystal, but don’t worry. The energy/consciousness of the crystal that chose you can still reach you via another crystal (or even astrally). They are all connected. Also, you can still connect to the “missed” crystal mentally/astrally. While it isn’t there for you PHYSICALLY, the connection is still valid!

  18. sandy says:


    • Genn says:

      Sandy!! I can understand your upset. TRULY!!! It is heartbreaking to lose a favored crystal! That being said… take a deep breath and know with certainty that all is well. Your crystal friend might have chosen you because it needed to get to another person (whomever finds it at the gas station)… and told you to wear it because it knew it would be mobile that way (beside your bedside or elsewhere it wouldn’t, see!?) ALL IS WELL. The other great thing is that we are forever connected to our crystals, once we have bonded (and bonding may take even only a moment!). I have many many favored crystals which I knew were meant to go to someone else when the person wrote to me and described the crystal. While I was sad to send it on its way, I always knew that we maintained a connection, no matter the distance. You can still connect to your necklace crystal but might find that once you connect (via your mind) it will let you know that it was meant to be “dropped” and is busy helping others and thankful to you for giving it a ‘lift’ ! So instead of feeling sad (well, sad is ok, distressed is not) know that you have helped your Crystal Friend to be of further service in the world. Big hugs!!

      • sandy says:

        Thank you for your reply. it helped me immediately to understand. I am so new at this and it was the first crystal to talk to me. I will miss it, but it is a great comfort to know I can still have contact with it while it goes forth in it’s mission of helping others . I am still hoping that one day when it’s ready to retire it will find its way back to me. That would make me very happy. lol.
        I have another question for you. Because i handle so many crystal I never have a physical reaction [tingling etc.] Most crystals I get nothing of any kind. But when I do it is more of a mental reaction. I seem to want to put some up to my lips to taste it. So far I have not tasted anything and if I don’t ,I put it on my forehead. Is that safe to do? I have had a number of reactions to the crystal on my forehead. I have saved those and made necklaces for my self with those. So far i have not felt the need to put large crystals to my lips or forehead. There is so much of this I don’t understand yet but am learning as fast as i can. Thank you for your help

        • Genn says:

          Hey Sandy! Not everyone will experience the same thing when holding crystal… some people feel things, others, see, hear taste or just know. Has to do with our main “clair”. For example, clair-sentience = clear feeling, clair-voyant = clear seeing, clair-cognizant = clear knowing etc… some people are equal on all (tend to be psychics) others have one or two that are primary. Also I am “called” often to put crystals on the top of my head or on my heart chakra or … it varies. And absolutely, follow your intuition without judgment! If you feel the need to do a certain thing, chances are good the message is coming from the crystal. You may find this blog post helpful: Thanks for your comments! They are all excellent!

  19. sandy says:

    i have been handling crystals for several years, and was only interested in selling them etc. recently i bought several pounds of points that i make jewely with. after i bought them and was alone with the crystals i picked up one and clear as a bell i heard it say that i should wear it around my neck. i have wire wrapped it and wear it except to shower. the first time i put it on i was flooded with love,joy,peace,gentleness etc. i love my crystal and will never sell it. another crystal i picked up after acquiring it told me it did not belong to me. i took it as negative at the time but i no longer do. i am just excited to pass off the crystal to the person it will choose to belong to.

  20. CJ says:

    Excellent and informative! I have a question about Black Tourmaline. Everyone suggests it as the go to stone for transmitting negative energy. When I know I am going to be around certain people who make me uncomfortable or if I’m going somewhere unfamiliar, I will either wear my black tourmaline necklace or put one in my left pocket.
    It seems when I wear my black tourmaline necklace for a little while it gives me symptoms of anxiety. I get hot, red face, uneasy, etc… Then I take it off and those symptoms go away.
    I’ve noticed a pattern. I did not want this to be true with the black tourmaline, so I’ve tested it out.
    But, I wear a Tektite ring almost daily and have no problems. It seems even when I sleep with my Tektite ring that my dreams are more meaningful and I can remember them better.

    I always wear an Amethyst ring and Smokey Quartz pendant as well. I only take those off to shower.

    Any idea why this happens with the black tourmaline?

    Thank you in advance, sorry for the long post.

    With love,

    • CJ says:

      Transmutting* not transmitting.

    • Genn says:

      Hey CJ! Thanks for the great comment! No idea on the black tourmaline, but I DO know that different stones affect people differently. Apparently something in your vibration doesn’t mesh with the black tourmaline?? It is good that you noticed what it was and that you guys are simply not compatible at this time? I had a friend who couldn’t wear quartz for long because it gave her a headache. That passed as her vibrations changed. I am very comfortable with Tektite, too, but others aren’t. We’re all different! maybe the act of the negative energy transmuting is what is making you uncomfortable, and maybe the stone needs to be cleansed more often as you wear it… ??Perhaps stronger personal shielding before wearing it or asking one of your other stones to help ease the process of the transmutation? Just thoughts to try. Thanks for the comment!

    • NV says:

      Perhaps you should attempt to put it on another part of your body even wear it in a different manor.

  21. Deanna says:

    Very interesting article. I posted this on Hibiscus Moon’s blog as it related to a discussion there, but I wanted to buy a Morion Black Quartz to use when I share Reiki at an animal shelter, and I had read that Fire signs (I’m a Sagittarius) should not use this crystal as it can open up evil spirits — or something like that. I did end up purchasing one because I’m not the type of person who would open myself up to negative energy (I do use protection strategies) and I trust that a crystal would not bring in a lower energy like that. Just thought I’d mention it here as it relates to this topic. Thanks.

  22. Sheila says:

    I have a friend who is mentally unstable and working with 8 crystals bowls. Can her energy be transmitted to us when she plays them and we are lying down?

    • Genn says:

      Hey Sheila! Hmmm That’s a good question! I’m not sure, but I would think the vibration of the crystal would be high enough that any static she brings into the equation would be nullified. To be safe you can always shield before you start and request that only the highest vibrations be allowed through your shield. See if that resonates. If not, and you still feel uneasy, it is always best to defer to your own GUT feel no matter what others tell you.

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