10 Best Crystals and Stones for the Crown Chakra

A guide to Crown Chakra stones

Self-sabotage, fear and tiredness are all symptoms of a Crown Chakra imbalance. Here are ten of the best Crown Chakra stones for balancing this vital Chakra. 

The Crown Chakra (7th Chakra - Sahasrara) is the centre for your spiritual connectivity. From here, Universal Energy filters through to your other Chakras.

Situated on the top of your head and radiating upwards, the Crown Chakra is white or violet in colour and awakens your spiritual nature. Connecting to Divine Guidance through this Chakra can dissolve feelings of guilt, shame and fear. It can also provide a deeper understanding of your goals and life purpose.

Unfortunately, a blockage or imbalance in the Crown Chakra can have the opposite effect. A blocked Sahasrara could make you feel tired, fearful, or cynical. You may also feel lost or even suffer symptoms of depression.

By opening and rebalancing this wonderful Energy Centre, you’ll gain a sense of bliss as you appreciate the beauty around you. You may also feel liberated from self-limiting habits and destructive behaviours.

Crystal healing is one of the best ways to balance or unblock the Crown Chakra. The ten Crown Chakra stones below are my favourite for healing this Energy Centre.

Which are the Best Crown Chakra Stones?

Amethyst

1. Amethyst (Stone of Spirituality, Contentment, Peace & Meditation)

Colour: Purple to Lavender
Chakra:
Crown, Third Eye
Origin:
USA, Mexico, Canada, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Britain, Brazil, Uruguay, Siberia, Africa

Amethyst is one of the most spiritual healing stones. With its high vibration, it resonates beautifully with the Crown Chakra, which is our connection to the Universe.

It also creates a link between the Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. By connecting these two Chakras, Universal Energy can flow freely through the Third Eye to the other Chakras.

Known as a Stone of Peace and Transformation, it’s ideal to use when meditating. While encouraging inner reflection, amethyst also has a calming effect. You'll gain a deeper understanding of life’s challenges as you become more emotionally balanced.

Tip for Using Amethyst: Amethyst’s calming effect improves focus and intuition. Meditate with amethyst when you wish to set realistic goals. If you place this crystal in your workspace, it’ll help you to respond appropriately when in stressful situations.

Selenite

2. Selenite

Colour: Translucent, White, Grey
Chakra:
Crown
Origin:
Mexico, Russia, USA, UK, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Austria

Selenite has a beautiful energy that opens the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras. Referred to as the ‘doorway to the Angels,’ this ancient stone has the finest of vibrations.

When the Crown Chakra is imbalanced, you may feel stressed or disconnected from your true self. Without a sense of purpose or direction, it’s common to suffer from feelings of depression.

Selenite’s calm, ethereal nature allows it to quickly open and rebalance the Crown Chakra. This provides a deep sense of peace and security, as the doorway to Higher Consciousness reopens. Selenite can also improve your intuition and encourage you to move forward with your life.

Tip for Using Selenite: Selenite lifts energy beyond the denseness of Earth. This makes you feel happier and lighter. You can also place a selenite crystal grid when you meditate on your spiritual growth to raise your level of consciousness.

Sugilite

3. Sugilite (A Love Stone)

Colour: Purple
Chakra:
Crown
Origin:
South Africa, Italy, India, Canada, Australia, Japan

Sugilite is a great crystal for awakening the Crown Chakra. Being the Purple Ray of spiritual growth and wisdom, it’ll help you to understand your life - and how to improve it.

Sometimes we don’t feel fully connected, or that we’ve lost touch with our life purpose. This is distressing and can trigger feelings of hopelessness.

Despite these negative emotions, it’s important to learn life’s lessons even during difficult times. By opening the Chakras from Crown through to Base, sugilite brings them into alignment. This gives you a sense of accomplishment as you accept the lessons you’re experiencing.

Representing spiritual love and achievement, love will flow from the spiritual plane down to Earth. You’ll gain a boost in self-belief as you attune with your intuition.

Answers about your life path will flow through to you as you gather spiritual knowledge.

Note: Sugilite is also known as royal lavulite, royal azel or lavulite

Tip for Using Sugilite: Sugilite is a powerful stone of purification. I like to use it for grounding Light to Earth. You can carry sugilite in your pocket or wear it in jewellery to protect your aura from negative energy.

Spirit Quartz

4. Spirit Quartz (Stone of Harmony and Alignment)

Colour: Lilac
Chakra:
Crown, Third Eye, Solar Plexus
Origin:
South Africa

Spirit quartz is a beautiful crystal for the Crown Chakra. By re-aligning this important energy centre, spirit quartz dissolves self-imposed limitations and boosts your confidence.

As a cluster crystal, it radiates energy in every direction. This makes it useful in a group or family situation, where self-doubt and negative comments can knock your confidence.

With its uplifting powers and its affiliation with the Crown Chakra, spirit quartz can also boost inner awareness and knowledge. It helps to dispel negativity and encourages a strong sense of oneness.

Note: In this article I am using the amethyst spirit quartz colour, but there are three other colours of spirit quartz - citrine, smokey and white. Spirit quartz is also known as cactus quartz or pineapple quartz.

Apophyllite

5. Apophyllite (Stone of Truth)

Colour: Clear, Yellow, White, Peach, Green
Chakra:
Crown, Third Eye
Origin:
India, UK, Australia, Czech Republic, Brazil, Italy

Apophyllite links the spiritual and physical worlds. This allows it to activate the Crown Chakra and open you to the frequency of love and light, which encourages spiritual development and enhances intuition.

Additionally, apophyllite improves confidence in the spiritual wisdom that comes through to you. It’ll bring you close to your spirit guides and spirit animals.

It’s a powerful gemstone and will also expose emotional wounding. So be sure you want to work to these depths before using this crystal. As the Stone of Truth, it makes it hard to ignore important but uncomfortable truths about yourself.

Tip for Using Apophyllite: Apophyllite pyramids are powerful structures for helping you to delve into the depths of your personality. Hold an apophyllite pyramid before you go to bed and focus on the aspect or question you wish to learn about. Then place it under your pillow. You may dream about the answer or it’ll appear the following day.

Charoite

6. Charoite (Stone of Transformation)

Colour: Purple
Chakra:
Crown, Heart, Third Eye
Origin:
Russia

Charoite is a powerful crystal for opening and balancing the Crown Chakra. It also aligns the Crown Chakra with the Heart Centre. This inspires unconditional love, promoting care of others and inspiring you to achieve your full potential.

As the Stone of Transformation, charoite’s high energy connects to the Divine and encourages mindfulness. By accepting life’s challenges as gifts, you’ll achieve success by learning that perfection isn’t a truth - being in the present moment is.

Another benefit of charoite is that it helps develop intuition and focus. If you find it hard to concentrate for long periods, chariote is a great stone to add to your collection.

Tip for Using Charoite: Hold charoite in your hand to boost your attention span.

Howlite

7. Howlite

Colour: Green, White
Chakra:
 Heart Chakra, Crown Chakra
Origin:
USA

Howlite is a wonderful crystal for the Crown Chakra. It teaches self-control and patience, both of which resonate with this important Energy Centre.

Through cleansing the aura and re-aligning the Chakras, howlite calms your mind. It also provides emotional support. This is useful If you’re struggling with bad moods or relationship problems.

Also, if you find that your mind is overworking or is full of angry thoughts, it may be hard to relax at night. Sleep is vital for health and is affiliated to the Crown Chakra, so it’s important not to overlook poor sleeping habits.

Howlite is an excellent stone for absorbing anger. With its calming energy, you’ll be able to re-establish a healthy sleep pattern.

Tip for Using Howlite: Howlite has a calming energy that can help you to sleep. If you struggle to relax, use it in a grid around your bed or put it under your pillow.

8. Tiffany Stone

Colour: Purple, Blue, White
Chakra:
Crown, Third Eye
Origin:
Utah

This beautiful crystal is a combination of purple fluorite, bertrandite, opal, clear quartz and other minerals. Each of these crystals is an important stone for the Crown Chakra, but together they make a powerful combination.

Tiffany stone enables a connection between the Third Eye and Crown Chakra. This allows spiritual guidance to flow more freely to the physical realm, so you can learn from this important source of wisdom.

It’s also a wonderful stone for exploring your life’s true meaning. By clarifying your thoughts and clearing away negativity, you’ll flourish with renewed optimism.

Note: Tiffany stone is also known as opal fluorite, opalised fluorite, ice cream stone, purple passion or bertrandite. Due to traces of beryllium, which is toxic, do not use this crystal in elixirs made through the direct method.

White Calcite

9. White Calcite (Stone of New Beginnings)

Colour: White, Colourless
Chakra:
Crown, Third Eye, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Origin:
USA

White calcite is a lovely member of the calcite family. Recognised by its ‘dog tooth’ appearance, this crystal aligns with the Crown Chakra and is brilliant for self-growth.

By cleansing the auric field and Chakras, white calcite helps to increase motivation. It removes stagnant energy, which allows the fresh energy of hope and possibilities to define you.

White calcite is also the Stone of New Beginnings. It teaches forgiveness of yourself and others, so you can let go of previous mistakes. White calcite can also reveal new opportunities.

Serpentine

10. Serpentine

Colour: Green, Red, Brown-Red, Brown-Yellow, Black, White
Chakra:
Crown
Origin:
Russia, Norway, UK, USA, Italy, Zimbabwe

Serpentine stimulates the Crown Chakra, which is the centre for intuition and mental health.

Activating this Chakra gives you strength to stand up for your beliefs. It also gives you the courage to find your own path, rather than conforming to other people’s expectations.

Additionally, serpentine stimulates your Kundalini energy. This powerful energy rises upwards towards the Crown, clearing stagnant energy and balancing the Chakras on its way.

A healthy flow of energy will then flow throughout your mental, emotional and physical body. As an earthing stone, you’ll feel yourself open for spiritual exploration and meditation.

Crown Chakra on Black Background

Other Tips for Using Crown Chakra Crystals and Stones

The nine crystals in this article are great for opening, balancing and stimulating the Sahasrara. Here are some of the ways that I like to use them:

  • Meditation is an important practice for opening and stimulating your Crown Chakra. Crystals will deepen your practice, opening your mind to Higher Consciousness. Set a crystal grid before you start or place the stone on your Crown Chakra.
  • Clear quartz crystal, known as The Master Healer, opens your Crown Chakra. This high vibrational stone amplifies the energy of other crystals. Use it with any of the Crown Chakra crystals to increase their effect.
  • Yoga is an important practice for the Crown Chakra. Asanas like headstand, shoulder stand, tree pose, crane pose and corpse pose all resonate with this important Energy Centre. Place a Crown Chakra crystal at the head of your mat before starting your practice.
  • I like to use affirmations like ‘I am connected to my Higher Self,’ ‘I am open to Divine Guidance,’ or ‘I live in accordance to my own spiritual truths,’ while holding a crystal. This will keep you fully connected to your Crown Chakra.
  • Crystal singing bowls with the frequency of B resonate beautifully with the Crown Chakra.
  • Wearing jewellery is a wonderful way to keep the energetic influence of crystals in your auric field throughout the day. Earrings, necklaces and headbands are perfect for keeping the crystals near this Chakra.
  • Place crystals around your home to create a peaceful environment. Selenite is lovely in your lounge, as it’ll help you to relax, while amethyst is restful in your bedroom.

Note: I've also written guides for the other Chakras, including crystals for the Third Eye and crystals for the Solar Plexus ChakraClick here for a full list of my crystal healing guides.

Angel Icon

Which Angels are Associated With the Crown Chakra?

Angels are wonderful for helping to balance, cleanse or activate the Crown Chakra.

The Angels I associate with the Crown Chakra are:

  • Archangel Michael - Michael’s name means ‘Who is Like God.’ He is often depicted as holding the Sword of Truth and is a protector. I use lapis lazuli, sugilite or blue kyanite when invoking Him for strength and courage.
  • Archangel Gabriel - This Angel resonates on the Silver and White Ray of divine love. As the Messenger of God, He empowers you with self-trust, develops intuition and brings a sense of peace. Crystals I use with this Archangel are selenite, moonstone and citrine.
  • Archangel Jophiel - This is an Angel for Patience, Wisdom and Illumination. His name means ‘Beauty of God’ and He’s on the Golden Ray of Wisdom. I invoke Him when I need help to understand my true purpose. He resonates with citrine, sunstone or watermelon tourmaline.

Summary and My Favourite Crystal for the Crown Chakra

When your Crown Chakra is blocked, it’s common to feel unfulfilled and unsure of your life’s purpose. A blockage in this important Chakra can also cause feelings of fear, guilt, or even depression.

The Crown Chakra healing crystals and stones in this article are a wonderful way to unblock and energise the Sahasrara. Using them can connect you with higher consciousness and allow your spiritual nature to unite with the physical self, creating oneness with the Universe.

My favourite crystal for the Crown Chakra is apophyllite. As the Stone of Truth, I love how it encourages self-development. It’s also a powerful transmitter of Universal Energy and is wonderful for connecting to my guides and the Angels.

Mary Ancillette

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.

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