Do you want to improve your lucid dreaming skills? These nine crystals can increase your focus and keep you relaxed, while helping you to remember dreams in the morning.
Dreams are usually an unconscious experience. But during a lucid dream, you're fully aware of being asleep. With practice, you can use this state to explore your inner consciousness or even control your dreams.
Lucid dreams happen during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. They are a fun and creative experience, but can also be therapeutic - especially for people who suffer from recurrent nightmares or phobias.
Entering conscious dreams takes practice, but crystal healing is a great way to relax into the required mental state. I've listed nine of the best crystals for lucid dreaming below.
Which are the Best Healing Stones for Lucid Dreaming?
1. Moonstone (Stone of New Beginnings)
Colour: White, Cream, Yellow Milky Sheen
Origin: Sri Lanka, India, Australia
The serene energy of moonstone encourages a deep sleep. It has a strong lunar connection and, as a sleep stone, is useful for re-establishing a good sleep pattern.
Moonstone also teaches you to be aware of your unconscious mind. This is essential for lucid dreaming.
Tip for Using Moonstone: Use moonstone to promote conscious dreams during the time of the full or new moon.
2. Amethyst (Stone of Spirituality, Contentment & Meditation)
Colour: Purple to Lavender
Chakra: Crown, Third Eye
Origin: USA, Mexico, Canada, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Britain, Brazil, Uruguay, Siberia, Africa
Amethyst is a potent crystal for lucid dreaming. It stimulates the Third Eye Chakra and connects you to higher consciousness, making it an excellent conduit for a vivid dream.
As a Stone of Contentment and a Sleep Stone, it’ll also put you into a relaxed state and give you a sense of bliss. This will help you to get into a lucid frame of mind and deepen your experience.
Tip for Using Amethyst: Use amethyst to meditate before you go to bed. This will help you to relax and promote lucid dreams.
3. Moldavite (Extra-Terrestrial Stone)
Colour: Olive Green
Origin: Czech Republic
Moldavite is a form of tektite and has extra-terrestrial origins. Its beautiful olive-green colour of receptiveness is very useful for lucid dreaming.
By elevating your mind, moldavite takes you beyond boundaries and supports your intention to dream lucidly.
It’s also an energy amplifier. Use it to enhance the effects of other dream crystals.
Note: Moldavite has a very strong energy, so I wouldn't recommend using this crystal for beginners. This crystal will also enhance intuition and astral travel.
4. Blue Calcite (Stone of Inspiration)
I love to use blue calcite when lucid dreaming. This stone’s vibration isn't as high as the other crystals mentioned, but it's still wonderful for promoting conscious dreams.
It’s important to stay calm when lucid dreaming to avoid waking up. Blue calcite has a comforting energy that wraps you in a metaphysical blanket. This protects you from negativity and induces a deep relaxing state.
Blue calcite also smooths the transition into a dream state. As the start of a lucid dream is when you're most likely to wake up, blue calcite is one of my top recommendations.
5. Herkimer Diamond (Stone of Joy & Attunement)
Chakra: Crown, Third Eye (also activates all other Chakras)
Origin: USA Mexico, Spain, Tanzania, Canada, Germany
Herkimer diamond is a double-terminated quartz crystal that awakens the Third Eye. It’s a powerful record keeper, making it a useful crystal for recalling and recording lucid dreams.
This gemstone also clears blockages in your aura that may prevent lucid dreams. Removing blockages allows your creativity to flow, so you can create pleasurable and exciting dreams.
This Stone of Joy and Attunement will enhance your visionary skills and heighten your ability to lucid dream.
6. Phenacite (Phenakite)
Chakra: Crown, Third Eye
Origin: Russia, USA, Madagascar, Brazil, Zimbabwe
Phenacite is one of the highest vibration crystals and is perfect for lucid dreaming. It focuses your mind and promotes the essential sense of awareness you need to remain conscious during a dream.
Besides being a crystal for the mind, phenacite helps you go deeper into the lucid dream experience. This allows you to achieve a lucid state more consistently.
Everything we think or do has a lasting imprint. This is recorded in a ‘spiritual library’ called the Akashic Records. Phenacite will help you to access these records when lucid dreaming, so you can uncover your soul’s purpose and answer life questions.
Tip for Using Phenacite: When using phenacite for achieving higher awareness, find stones that come from Zimbabwe or Brazil.
7. Fluorite (Stone of Discernment and Aptitude)
Colour: Rainbow of Colours
Chakra: Heart, Throat, Third Eye
Origin: Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Norway, USA, Britain, China, Peru
Lucid dreams can happen naturally for some people, but for others it takes practice. This is where fluorite excels.
As one of the best crystals for mental focus, fluorite will help to improve your concentration. A deep focus is essential when learning any new skill - including lucid dreaming.
Also, if you're stressed or over-tired, it can be hard to lucid dream and take in new information. Fluorite brings order to a chaotic mind and removes mental or creative blocks that can cause this interference. Then you’ll be able to focus on your intention to experience conscious dreams.
8. Clear Quartz (The Master Healer, Stone of Power)
Clear Quartz is the Stone of Power and the mainstay of any crystal collection. It's also an excellent crystal for lucid dreaming.
This crystal works through the Crown Chakra and opens you up to higher energies. Clear quartz clears your thoughts, so you can focus on your intention to consciously dream.
It's also easy to program and is an energy amplifier. This means a clear quartz crystal will magnify the effects of other lucid dreaming crystals, while increasing the number of lucid dreams you experience.
Colour: Pink, Yellow, White or Colourless
Origin: Czech Republic, USA, Russia, Myanmar, Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, Madagascar
Danburite gets its name from Danbury, Connecticut where it was first found. It has the purest of vibrations and connects with higher consciousness. This makes it a wonderful crystal for inducing lucid dreams.
If you feel anxious, you’re less likely to achieve lucid dreaming. Through opening the Heart Chakra, danburite will ease those feelings and encourage lucid dreams.
This crystal is also good for remembering your dream and dream interpretation.
Tip for Using Danburite: I like to cleanse danburite in the full or new moon. This will keep it activated and ready to use.
BONUS CRYSTAL: Shamanic Dream Stone
Shamanic dream stone is clear quartz with internal inclusions. The inclusions can look like foliage and offer you a window to your unconscious.
This crystal promotes spiritual growth and lucid dreaming. It acts like a portal to other dimensions, whilst keeping you firmly grounded through your lucid dreaming experience.
As the name implies, this crystal is favoured by Shamans.
Note: This crystal is also known as iodolite, garden, landscape or shamanic dream quartz.
Other Tips for Using Crystals for Lucid Dreaming
The healing crystals above can align with your intention to lucid dream and enhance the experience. These are some of the ways I like to use them for experiencing conscious dreams:
- For best results, place a crystal for lucid dreaming under your pillow. If you find the energy is too strong, or the crystal is large or fragile, then put it near your bed or on a nightstand.
- Meditation is a wonderful way to train your mind to be calm and aware of your surroundings, in preparation for lucid dreaming. With a lucid dreaming crystal in your hand or placed on your Third Eye, focus on your intention to consciously dream.
- Practising dream recall using a dream diary can make it easier to lucid dream. Hold your lucid dreaming crystal in your non-writing hand as you write down every detail of the dream.
- Wear lucid dreaming necklaces or bracelets at night to enhance your experience.
- Use a dreamcatcher stone, like danburite, when you wake to help you to remember your lucid dream. You can either hold it in your hand or hold it on your forehead for the best results.
Lucid dreaming is when you’re consciously aware that you’re dreaming. It’s a fun and potentially profound experience, as you can take control of dreams and change them at will.
Crystals can help you enter the correct state for lucid dreaming. They promote focus and relaxation, whilst enabling you to remember your dreams when you wake.
My favourite crystal for lucid dreaming is moonstone. It has a pure lunar energy that resonates with my creative aspects. It brings insights and makes my dreams more vivid on the nights running up to the full moon.
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.