Do you want to improve your memory? If you’re often forgetful or struggle to retain knowledge, these ten memory crystals can help.
Whether you’re studying, taking up a new hobby, or just trying to remember names at a party, being able to rely on your memory makes life a lot easier.
Unfortunately, many of us struggle to retain information. This can be frustrating - especially when trying to memorise something important.
There are many crystals that can boost your memory. Some directly affect memory retention, while others improve related skills, such as your ability to focus and sleep. Here are ten of my favourite healing stones for memory.
Which are the Best Crystals and Stones for Memory?
Colour: Colourless, White, Pink, Black, Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, Orange
Chakra: Heart, Throat, Crown
Origin: Brazil, Australia, Japan, USA, Peru, Mexico, Canada, UK, South America, Slovakia
Opal is fantastic for strengthening your memory - particularly if you’re a student or need to retain large amounts of information.
It has a fine vibration that resonates with the Heart, Throat and Crown Chakras. This combination promotes calmness and mental clarity, which are essential when trying to memorise knowledge for future use.
Tip for Using Opal: If you want to remember something quickly, rub an opal across your forehead. Opal’s resonance with the Crown Chakra stimulates mental abilities and opens you to higher consciousness.
2. Pyrite (Fool’s Gold)
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Origin: Australia, South Africa, Spain, Japan, Peru, Russia, Greece, Sweden, Czech Republic, UK, North America
Pyrite is a stone associated with logic, memory and intelligence. It’s a highly energetic mineral with a cubic structure that radiates the sun’s positive influence.
When you have low energy, it’s hard to remember information. Pyrite acts like a shield against draining negative energies. When close to pyrite, you’ll feel less tired and better able to retain information.
Along with boosting energy, it’s believed that pyrite increases blood flow to the brain. So, it's understandable why this mineral makes an excellent choice for improving your memory and recall.
Tip: Want to learn more about how crystals can protect against draining energies? Take a look at my guide to crystals for protection.
3. Hematite (Stone for the Mind)
Colour: Silver, Black, Red with Metallic Sheen
Origin: Italy, Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil
As a Stone of the Mind, hematite is a perfect stone for enhancing memory retention.
If you get easily distracted, it’s harder to learn and remember things of importance. Your work and studying may suffer as a result.
Hematite is a grounding stone that filters negative energy from your aura. It’ll keep you present and organise your thoughts. This will prevent absent-mindedness and soothes anxiety.
Tip for Using Hematite: Place hematite on your desk if you're learning or performing technical work. This will enhance your mental abilities, including focus, memory formation and recall. You may also want to read my guide to crystals for focus.
4. Blue Chalcedony (Stone of Friendship, Speaking & Meditation)
Origin: South Africa
Blue chalcedony balances the physical, mental and spiritual bodies, whilst resonating with the Throat Chakra. Linking these bodies helps you understand the emotions behind information, making it much easier to recall in the future.
This crystal also encourages good listening skills. If you’re learning a new language or taking a class, blue chalcedony can help you retain more information from your teacher.
Tip for Using Blue Chalcedony: Meditation helps to preserve an ageing brain. Either hold blue chalcedony or place this crystal around you in a grid.
5. Barite (Stone of Purity)
Colour: Opaque, Green, Yellow, Blue, Grey
Chakra: Throat, Crown
When energy has stagnated in the Chakras, or toxins are stored within the body, retaining memories becomes more difficult.
By using the gentle energy of barite to breakdown blockages and rid the body of toxins, you'll regain your mental abilities.
This crystal is not a quick fix, but can boost your memory over a longer period.
6. 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 a high vibrational crystal that stimulates memory formation. It’s a Stone of Peace and Transformation, so it promotes inner reflection and emotional balance when learning.
Sleep is also essential for consolidating memories. Amethyst is thought to improve sleep quality and may even help insomnia, making it an excellent crystal to keep with you during the night. It can also help you to remember dreams more clearly.
7. Sodalite (Harmonising Stone)
Colour: Blue with White Flecks
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Origin: Greenland, Brazil, Romania, France, Canada, India, Namibia
Sodalite is known as The Students’ Stone. It’s a wonderful gemstone for enhancing memory and focus.
The mind-centred energy of sodalite quietens distracting thoughts and stimulates intelligence. This will enable you to concentrate and commit learning into memory.
Sodalite is also great when public speaking or performing, as it helps you recite from memory.
8. Clear Quartz (The Master Healer)
Clear quartz is the Stone of Power. This high vibrational crystal amplifies your intention and is easy to programme to improve memory. It also stimulates the Crown Chakra, which aids memory retention.
Like many of the healing crystals on this list, clear quartz can also help you concentrate. This is essential for retaining information during studying or work.
If you're concerned about memory loss, particularly as you get older, clear quartz will open you to higher consciousness. This expands your mind and provides clarity of thought, so you can access memories more easily.
Tip for Using Clear Quartz: This powerful gemstone will enhance the energy of other crystals. Use it with any of the crystals for memory on this list to increase their effect.
9. Emerald (Stone of Successful Love)
Origin: Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Columbia, Africa, India, Zimbabwe
Emerald strengthens memories and helps you remember information for longer, making it an excellent choice when taking exams. It also keeps you focused on a task, which reduces lost information due to lapses in concentration.
Known as a Wisdom Stone, emerald fills you with contentment and stimulates greater mental capacity.
Tip for Using Emerald: Give emerald as a gift to someone with short or long-term memory loss. It may help sharpen their memory.
10. Rhodochrosite (Stone for Selfless Love & Compassionate Heart)
Colour: Pink, Orange
Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus, Heart
Origin: Russia, Argentina, USA, Uruguay, South Africa
Rhodochrosite, like most pink stones, has a heart centred energy that makes you feel happy and loved.
This is partly because it encourages healing of emotional memories. These could be memories from your childhood or more recent trauma. Rhodochrosite will help you to recover the memory and work through the wounds.
You can then release it and move on with love and joyful happiness.
BONUS CRYSTAL: Dioptase
If you want to know your higher purpose, it’s helpful to understand your past life patterning.
By using dioptase, a high vibrational crystal, to access your past life memories, you’ll be able to release anything that no longer serves you. This enables you to move on in this life with a clearer understanding of your soul purpose.
As well as stimulating past life memories, dioptase helps you to let go of the recent past. By remembering that yesterday is just another memory, you’ll learn to live in the moment.
Other Tips for Using Memory Gemstones
Although the ten crystals in this article all promote memory, there are many different ways to use them. Here are a few examples:
- High quality sleep is important for memory formation. It also improves focus, which is essential for both long and short-term memory. Place crystals, like amethyst, around your bed or under your pillow. You may also want to read my guide to crystals for sleep.
- Crystal jewellery is a fabulous way to keep the healing energy of crystals close to you. This will help to prevent forgetfulness and improve memory.
- I always like to keep crystals on my desk when working or learning. This helps stimulate learning and retention.
- Use crystals for memory when you’re meditating to improve memory. Either place the crystal on your forehead or in a grid before you start your practice.
- Visualisations are important for improving memory recall. By holding a memory crystal or surrounding yourself with a crystal grid for memory, create a mental image of what you wish to remember.
Tip: To learn more about crystal healing, click here to view all of Angel Grotto's guides.
Which Angels are Associated With Memory?
The Angels I most associate with improving memory are:
- Archangel Zadkiel - This is the Angel for memory and mental study. He resonates with dark blue, so use sodalite or lapis lazuli when invoking Zadkiel.
- Archangel Raphiel - This Angel, called The Master Healer, resonates on the green ray. Use emerald or malachite to invoke Him when you want to strengthen your memory or attention.
- Angel Mupiel - This Angel rules over good memory and is the Patron Angel of Empaths. I use rose quartz when invoking Mupiel. He will open your heart to get in touch with your deepest feelings and memories.
These ten healing crystals, with their unique vibrations, can improve your memory skills. They can also make you less forgetful, enhance dream recall, and open your mind to new information.
My favourite crystal for memory is barite. This Stone of Purity’s gentle energy clears blockages in the Chakras and encourages mental growth. This improves my memory and helps me to retain information.
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.