Everything You Need To Know About Using Blue Chalcedony

Healing crystals have grown in popularity in recent years thanks in part to celebrity endorsements from people like Victoria Beckham, Adele, and Kate Hudson, per The Cut. If you're unfamiliar with the practice, "Crystal healing is a type of alternative therapy that involves using gemstones to bring balance to an individual's life and mind," according to Harper's Bazaar. Different gems are used for different purposes, as each specifically targets an aspect of the mind, body, or spirit to heal.

Many crystals often provide benefits in each of these three key areas, and blue chalcedony is one of these stones. Blue chalcedony is a form of quartz crystal sourced from areas around the world such as India, Morocco, Namibia, and Mexico, notes Crystals and Jewelry. The gorgeous blue stone offers numerous benefits, including grounding energy, calming vibrations, and increased verbal ability. Like other healing crystals, blue chalcedony works best when it's charged and used properly. If this is your first time delving into the world of crystal healing, we've got you covered!

The energy of blue chalcedony

Blue chalcedony has been extracted for healing purposes since 2500 B.C. and is known for possessing several metaphysical properties (via The Crystal Council). The primary property is the stone's emotional energy which can be harvested to encourage " ... deeper discussions with the ones you love," the site notes. This occurs when the blue chalcedony shares its self-reflecting properties which clear the mind and allow your heart to speak clearly and freely. You can tap into this energy during a meditation session to further reap the benefits of this calming crystal.

To do so, place your blue chalcedony crystal " ... over your heart, throat, or third eye, and allow its energies to resonate directly with that chakra" (per The Crystal Council). Using crystals to heal your chakras is a common practice, as you use the energy to target the space in need of attention. When you do this with blue chalcedony, you drown out the noise of the world around you, calm your mind, and enhance your communicative abilities, according to Crystals and Jewelry.

How to use blue chalcedony

In addition to holding blue chalcedony over your heart during meditation, you can rub the stone against your throat and lips to receive its healing benefits, Crystals and Jewelry suggests. The stone can be placed in your home as well if you'd like to encourage harmony and peace in your living space. Some people like to carry blue chalcedony with them when they're traveling, as the stone brings patience and protection. If you have a fear of public speaking, keep a small stone in your pocket which you can touch to help calm yourself and focus on the task at hand (via DejaVu Designs). Some individuals use the stone to help improve their memory, enhance their listening skills, and stimulate the mind so they can learn a new language with ease, per Mystic Crystal Imports.

You'll need to cleanse and charge the crystal at least once per month to ensure its properties are being received in full. To do so, place the stone under warm running water, according to Mystic Crystal Imports. And if you have an "amethyst geode," putting the blue chalcedony within the geode overnight "will produce the most powerful charge possible." Once the blue chalcedony has been cleansed and charged, you can use it as you have previously.