If you lack good communication skills, struggle to be assertive, find it hard to speak honestly or tend to be a poor listener, your throat chakra may be to blame - and these gemstones can help.
The throat chakra (5th – Vishuddha) is the centre for communication and self-expression. Found at the base of the neck with a light blue colour, it allows energy from the six other main chakras to be expressed.
It's also the first of the spiritual chakras and is said to be connected to the Thyroid and Parathyroid gland. Known as the ‘soul’s gate,’ the throat chakra is the link between the heart and head.
When the throat chakra is unbalanced, communication becomes more difficult. It's harder to speak honestly and be true to your feelings, which can lead to frustration. You may also find it harder to access your creative mind.
One of the best ways to balance an underactive or overactive throat chakra is by using crystals. The nine in this article can boost self-confidence and communication, which may improve relationships and ease self-judgement. As the Vishuddha is linked to the sacral chakra (seat of our emotions and creativity), the best crystals for the throat chakra can also allow us to express creativity through writing, thought and the spoken word.
Which are the Best Stones for the Throat Chakra?
1. Aquamarine (Stone of Courage)
Colour: Pale blue/green
Origin: Brazil, Madagascar, USA, Russia, Mexico, India, Afghanistan, Mozambique
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin for ‘water of the sea.’ It is said to be the treasure of mermaids and carried as a talisman by sailors to protect against drowning.
Aquamarine is probably the most powerful stone for stimulating, activating and cleansing the throat chakra. This allows for heightened courage and honest communication.
While anyone can benefit from aquamarine, its ability to help overcome fear of speaking and encourage clarity of thought makes it popular with teachers and speakers. It's also often used to aid spiritual connection.
If you want to open or balance your throat chakra and increase peaceful self-expression, Aquamarine is a great crystal to use.
Tip for Using Aquamarine: Wear an Aquamarine necklace for courage and to inspire creativity.
2. Angelite (Stone of Awareness)
Colour: Blue and White
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Origin: Egypt, Peru, Mexico, Germany, Poland
Angelite is an angelic stone that helps you to speak your truth with compassion. This powerful stone also expresses love and light, balances the Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, and facilitates general awareness.
On a spiritual level, Angelite is used to unblock energetic pathways for enhanced communication with guides and angels. It's also believed to heighten the skills of telepathy, clairvoyance and astral travelling.
Tip for Using Angelite: Angelite is an excellent stone for healers and spiritual teachers.
3. Lapis Lazuli (Stone of Friendship, Truth and Total Awareness)
Colour: Deep Blue
Origin: Afghanistan, Russia, USA, Chile, Egypt, Middle East
Lapis Lazuli helps release problems in the throat area, such as repressed anger. It activates, energises and balances the throat chakra and encourages self-awareness.
Being a stone of truth, it promotes honesty when speaking or writing, which could be beneficial to journalists and executives.
This gem can also enhance creativity and helps you express feelings to friends and partners. It's brilliant for enhancing both new and existing friendships.
Tip for Using Lapis Lazuli: It is especially beneficial to use Lapis Lazuli in jewellery near the throat chakra. This is also one of the best crystals for anger, so use it if you often find it difficult to communicate in stressful situations.
4. Blue Lace Agate (Stone of Articulation)
Colour: Pale Blue
Origin: Morocco, Brazil, India, Czech Republic, USA
Blue Lace Agate is a beautiful light blue stone that harnesses the power of the throat chakra. It neutralises spoken anger, counteracts feelings caused by being judged and encourages expression of thoughts and feelings.
Like many stones for the throat chakra, Blue Lace Agate has a soft soothing energy. It's often said to be the most powerful blue stone for balancing, activating and healing the Vishuddha chakra.
Spiritually, Blue Lace Agate is closely linked to the angelic energies. This allows an outflow of positivity and the expression of the highest spiritual truths.
Tip for Using Blue Lace Agate: This gemstone is great for having in your pocket when talking in front of an audience.
5. Blue Kyanite (High Vibration Stone)
Colour: Blue streaked with white
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Origin: USA, Italy, Brazil, India, Austria
Coming from the Greek Kyanos, meaning deep blue, Blue Kyanite is the most popular of the Kyanite crystals
This is a brilliant all-round crystal. While it aligns all the seven main chakras, it specifically opens the throat chakra and encourages self-expression. It's particularly useful when dealing with disagreements or negotiations.
An advantage of Kyanite is that doesn’t hold negativity, so it never needs cleaning. Whether you need a strong voice for public speaking, verbal confidence for acting, or greater clarity for writing, Kyanite can help.
Tip for Using Kyanite: Kyanite is a wonderful crystal to meditate with.
6. Blue Apatite (Stone for Personal Power)
Colour: Deep Blue
Origin: USA, Russia, Mexico, Norway
Blue Apatite is a wonderfully deep crystal both in colour and its density. It's brilliant for opening your throat chakra, while resonating with the highest spiritual guidance, so it's a great crystal to add to your collection.
There are a number of benefits provided by Blue Apatite. It has the dual effect of stimulating personal truth whilst dispelling negativity, so it's a good choice for mental wellbeing. It can also help get your point across, promotes openness and social ease, and can even extend awareness of past-life experiences.
Tip for Using Blue Apatite: Use Blue Apatite with other crystals to enhance the effects.
7. Turquoise (Stone of Communication)
Colour: Green / Blue
Origin: Mexico, China, Peru, Tibet, Afghanistan, Russia, USA, Arabia, Argentina
Turquoise stones have been used in jewellery for thousands of years. It is said to harness esoteric powers and has been talismans for kings, warriors and shamans. To this day, some Native American Indians believe it holds spiritual healing powers.
The name Turquoise comes from the French pierre turquoise meaning Turkish stone (it came via Turkey when being brought to Europe from the Asian mines). It emits a gentle strength that offers protection while restoring confidence to speak honestly.
It is said that Turquoise opens all the chakras and facilitates clear communication. Placing it on the throat chakra can help in releasing old vows.
Note: Tibetan turquoise us particularly useful for clearing blockages in the throat chakra, and hence self- expression, that go back through the family lineage.
Tip for Using Turquoise: Wear or carry Turquoise to impart leadership qualities.
8. Sodalite (Harmonising Stone)
Colour: Blue with white flecks
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Origin: Greenland, Brazil, Romania, France, Canada, India, Namibia
Sodalite comes from the Latin word Sodaltas, meaning comrades, hence it is useful to promote friendship in business.
It is also known as the Poet’s Stone or Writer’s Stone because it can help you express thoughts clearly and enhance your creativity. This makes it a great choice for artists and performers who want to promote confidence, creativity and communication.
Sodalite also has a strong vibration. So, if you need help public speaking, stimulating untamed creativity, or communication in general, this is the crystal to use.
Tip for Using Sodalite: Put a piece of Sodalite on your desk to focus your creative energies.
9. Azurite (Stone of Heaven)
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Origin: Australia, Chile, Peru, Russia, USA
The vibrant blue Azurite is primarily used for the third eye chakra, but it can also stimulate the throat chakra. It's useful when verbalising past life experiences or aiding long-standing communication issues.
The meaning of Azurite comes from the word ‘azure’ meaning sky blue.
Considered by the early Egyptians to be a potent psychic stone and revered by the Greeks and Romans for its healing powers, it is shrouded in mystery.
Azurite is not used as much in jewellery, as it's a soft mineral that can fade in sunlight and tends to turn black when exposed to heat.
It's a wonderful crystal for keeping your head clear though. It's also brilliant in stressful situations such as job interviews, exams or conferences.
Tip for Using Azurite: Azurite makes a good pendulum. It's also good to gaze at when meditating.
Tip: If you're looking for a crystal that supports both the throat and heart chakras, Amazonite is a great choice. I've also written a guide to crystals for the heart chakra.
Other Tips for Using Crystals to Balance the Throat Chakra
While the nine crystals for the throat chakra in this article can all activate or balance the Vishuddha, there are many ways to use them. Here are some tips for making the most of your crystals:
- Try wearing crystals in jewellery around your neck to enhance their specific properties.
- Enrich your meditation by placing a blue crystal on your throat chakra or holding it in your hands. Focus on releasing anger and speaking your truths.
- Placing blue crystals around your home or office can encourage honest communication
- Crystal elixirs and essences are another way to harness the wonderful energies of the throat chakra.
- Placing a blue crystal beside your bed or under your pillow will promote self-expression and induce creativity.
- Crystal singing bowls can be a great way to open an underactive throat Chakra.
Of course, crystals aren't the only way to balance your throat chakra. You may also want to try singing, listening to soothing music, repeating positive affirmations or writing a diary. Some people also believe water impurities may interfere with this chakra, so you may want to drink purified water.
Tip: Want to learn about how to heal other Chakras with crystals? I've written an in-depth guide to crystals for the Root Chakra that you might find useful. I've also written a guide to crystals for communication, which has a lot of overlap with the Throat Chakra.
Which Angels are Associated With the Throat Chakra?
The angels I most associate with the throat chakra are:
- Archangel Michael –the Sword of Truth.
- Archangel Gabriel –for creativity and communication.
I love to invoke these angels when working with crystals, as this helps encourage honest communication and allows me to express my personal truths.
If you often say what you think people want to hear, get that ‘lump in the throat’ when feeling emotional, or tend to be overcritical… these nine crystals for the throat chakra can help.
Each has their own unique characteristic and strength, but all will cleanse and balance the throat chakra. They can also align it with your spiritual truths, which helps bring through honest communication and expression of your creative self.
My favourite crystal for encouraging honest communication is Aquamarine. It's clear, ocean-like colour mimics the clear intention of heartfelt communication, inspiring courage to speak more openly and confidently.
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.