Are you stuck in a creative rut? Or do you want to enhance your creative potential and explore your passions without fear of judgement? These nine crystals may help!
Whether you want to write a novel, paint beautiful artwork, start a business, or just take a new approach to life, creativity is essential.
Creative inspiration can be difficult to access though - which limits our ability to think in new and exciting ways.
The sacral chakra is the centre of creativity, as well as pleasure and passion. It’s affiliated with the throat chakra, the centre of communication and self-expression. When these two energy centres are in balance and working together they can really get your creative juices flowing.
So, if you’re seeking new ideas, have writers block, or are stuck in ‘business as usual’ mindset, these nine crystals will help your creative talents and imagination to shine through.
Which are the Best Stones for Unblocking Creativity?
1. Carnelian (Stone of Creativity)
Colour: Orange, Red
Chakra: Sacral, Root
Origin: India, Romania, USA, Peru, Britain, Czech Republic, Iceland, Slovakia, Brazil
Supporting and healing the sacral chakra, Carnelians vibrant orange has a strong energy that boosts self-expression.
This makes it a brilliant stone for stimulating your creativity and awakening talents. By directly healing a lack of energy or passion, it can ease away indecision and procrastination, replacing it with courage.
Whether you’re giving birth to a child, working on a creative project or starting a new business Carnelian must be one you try.
It's no surprise this stone is favoured by singers, actors and dancers!
Tip for Using Carnelian: Wear Carnelian as a bracelet or on your belt for inspiration throughout the day.
2. Tangerine Quartz (Stone of Perseverance and Strength)
Origin: Brazil, Madagascar
Tangerine Quartz activates and harmonises the sacral chakra, which is strongly linked to creativity.
It’s a wonderful stone for eliminating self-limiting thoughts and stimulating inspiration. It also brings an element of playfulness and curiosity that makes life much more interesting!
Meditating with Tangerine Quartz is also said to increase the flow of inspiration and new ideas.
Tip for Using Tangerine Quartz: Tangerine Quartz is a great stone to have near you in the morning, as it can awaken new ideas when your mind is fresh.
3. Herkimer Diamond (Stone of Attunement)
Chakra: Crown, Third Eye (also activates all other chakras)
Origin: USA, Mexico, Spain, Tanzania, Canada, Germany
Herkimer Diamonds were first discovered in Herkimer County in New York. Resembling a diamond with a sparkling clarity, this gemstone attunes you to any situation, clearing blockages and allowing your true creative talents to shine through.
As a unique form of Quartz with a high vibration, Herkimer diamonds promote productivity and imagination (especially in the workplace). The double-terminated nature of this crystal also has the ability to bring both balance and clarity to a situation.
Tip for Using Herkimer Diamond: Wear over the heart as a pendant or close to the brain as earrings.
4. Lapis Lazuli (Stone of Friendship, Truth and Total Awareness)
Colour: Deep Blue
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Origin: Afghanistan, Russia, USA, Chile, Egypt, Middle East
Lapis Lazuli has a strong manifestation energy that opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. It encourages taking control of your life and can provide inspiration for creative pursuits.
Being a Stone of Truth, Lapis Lazuli promotes honesty when speaking or writing. So, this is a wonderful gemstone for psychologists, writers, lawyers, journalists and executives.
It also helps sharpen your mind, enhances creativity and can help with automatic writing.
Tip for Using Lapis Lazuli: Wear this crystal as jewellery near the throat for maximum effect on the throat chakra.
5. Citrine (The Lucky Merchants Stone)
Colour: Yellow (ranging from pale to honey or even brown)
Chakra: Solar Plexus but also activates the Crown Chakra
Origin: Brazil, France, Madagascar, Russia, UK, USA
Citrine is a powerful and highly creative crystal. It’s said to carry the power of the sun and it shines on all creative endeavours.
To be creative we need a flow of ideas and enthusiasm - and Citrine encourages both of these traits. Its link with the Solar Plexus also improves stamina and motivation for a project.
If you’re thinking about starting a new business, need help achieving goals, struggle with problem solving or feel creatively blocked, Citrine is a great gemstone to choose.
Note: Natural Citrine is rare, so heat-treated Amethyst is often sold in its place.
Tip for Using Citrine: Wear as jewellery or keep a tumble stone of Citrine in your pocket.
6. Tiger’s Eye (Stone of the Mind)
Colour: Brown, Yellow, Red
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Root
Origin: Mexico, USA, South Africa, Australia, India, Brazil
Tiger’s Eye is a stabilising and grounding crystal that harnesses both the Earth's and Sun's energies. It’s a protective stone that releases fears around accomplishing a target, which is vital for true creativity.
As a stone that encourages you to take risks and explore your artistic and creative talents, Tigers Eye is a great choice if self-doubt is holding you back.
If you’re presenting an important meeting, want to release a creative block or wish to take that leap of faith, Tiger’s Eye will give you courage.
Tip for Using Tiger’s Eye: Wear Tiger’s Eye on the right arm for short periods. Place by the side of you bed to promote creative dreaming.
7. Aragonite Star Clusters (The Conservationist’s Stone)
Colour: Pink, Brown, White, Yellow, Blue
Origin: Spain, Britain, Namibia
Aragonite Star Clusters were first discovered in Aragon in Spain. This type of crystal has a real earth-healing energy that encourages conservation and recycling - but it's also useful for reducing frustration and allowing your creative juices to flow.
Being a stone used for grounding, it’s great for when you’re feeling stressed or overworked. It may also help with your concentration levels and acceptance of your life circumstances.
The beautiful structure of Aragonite Star clusters emanates light outwards and is useful for releasing negative emotions such as anger and frustration. It also helps you to be less tough on yourself.
Note: Aragonite Star Clusters are very delicate and should be handled with care.
Tip for Using Aragonite Star Clusters: Place Aragonite Star Crystals in your bedroom. It’s a great grounding stone to meditate with.
8. Orange Calcite (Stone for Creativity)
Colour: Orange/Yellow to Deep Orange
Chakra: Sacral, Solar Plexus
All types of Calcite have an energising and cleansing effect, but Orange Calcite is particularly useful for creativity.
As it's associated with the Sacral Chakra, Orange Calcite vibrates at the frequency of your creative aspects. If you need inspiration for an artistic or business project, Orange Calcite is one of the best crystals.
Being an amplifier, it also helps you reach your true potential. It eliminates old patterns, enhances motivation and allows fresh ideas to filter through.
Tip for Using Orange Calcite: Carry Orange Calcite whenever you embark on a new project.
9. Blue Apatite (Stone for Inspiration and Manifestation)
Colour: Light, Bright or Dark Blue
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Origin: Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Norway, Africa, Sri Lanka, USA, Madagascar
Apatite is a beautiful stone for promoting ambition. It also helps to ensure your creative dreams are in balance with adult responsibilities.
This makes it an excellent choice for students and business people. It aids with time management, enhances creativity and stimulates the intellect.
As a dream stone, placing Apatite under your pillow can also help with creative problem solving.
Tip for Using Blue Apatite: Apatite is a lovely stone to meditate with, as it can boost both creative and intellectual thinking.
Other Tips for Using Crystals for Creativity
These nine crystals are great for promoting creativity - and just having them nearby can provide inspiration. Here are some other tips for getting the most from your crystals though:
- Wear crystals as jewellery, so you gain the creative benefits throughout the day.
- Meditate using orange or blue crystals for unblocking your creativity. You can either hold the crystals, or place the orange crystal on your navel and the blue crystal on your throat. Be sure to focus on your desired goal.
- Place orange or blue crystals in your bedroom or around your house so everyone can benefit.
- You may also want to try crystal elixirs, grids or singing bowls (tuned to the note of D) to stimulate your creativity.
- For more crystals that can help with creativity, take a look at my guide to the best stones for the Sacral Chakra.
Aside from using these gemstones, there are plenty of other ways to stimulate creativity. Practicing mindfulness, for example, can provide the mental clarity needed for creative thinking. You may also want to try Feng Shui and affirmations.
Which Angels are Associated With Creativity?
There are many angels we could invoke for creativity. Here are five of my favourites:
- Radueriel – for the visual arts
- Tagas – for music
- Israfel – for literature and writing
- Uriel – for opening your centre of creativity
- Sachluph – for creative expressions
If you lack confidence, are frustrated with a creative project, or just need some inspiration, these nine crystals can stimulate your creative side.
Each crystal, with its own unique personality and frequency, can awaken your talents and turn your creative dreams into truths.
My favourite crystal for inspiring creativity is Orange Calcite. Its wonderful orange energy helps boost my creativity whilst dissolving self-limiting beliefs.
About the Author: Mary Ancillette
Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and therapist from the UK. She's passionate about helping others improve their lives through harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.