Crystals for Psychic Development


There are certain tools and techniques that can help you open up your psychic abilities. Crystals are one of them and there are particular crystals that are recommended. If you understand how crystals work, then you can start to incorporate them quite easily into your psychic development.

In order to effectively use a crystal in your psychic development, it’s a good idea to learn how to clear or cleanse the energies of your crystal, and charge it, and then program it. Whether you are working with your third eye for opening up your clairvoyance, or your throat chakra to open up your clairaudience, it helps to know which ones are suited for these psychic purposes. Let’s start by discussing how to choose the right one for you.

Some people say the crystal chooses you! If you have the opportunity to go to a gem and mineral store or show, or a new age store that carries crystals, then you can see which particular one resonates best with your energy. That’s the best way to choose crystals for psychic development.

If the store has a bin of crystals, take your time going through and pick out a few that seems to draw you, that you like the shape or colour of. The size of the crystal doesn’t really matter. I have some powerful little crystals that have helped me in my psychic development and also energy healing. I also have some larger ones that work just as well.

Take the crystals you have chosen and then lay them out. Pass your hand over them and see if there are any that you feel the energy more clearly. You may feel the energy as heat or buzzing. Or maybe even as a magnetic pull of sorts. Choose the one that draws you the most.

When you get home, you’ll need to clear your crystals. This is because crystals are natural energy absorbers. They tend to pick up energy from the environment and people’s auras. Here are some easy ways to do this.

  • bury it in sea salt for 24 hours (make sure you throw out the salt afterward)
  • run it under water for a few minutes (some crystals are soft and porous and this is not the best for them)
  • hold it in the smoke of incense or white sage (smudge) until it feels clear
  • place it in sunlight or moonlight for a few hours
  • use a singing bowl or tingshas or another clear bell sound

Another way of clearing your crystals (and jewellery and other objects) is to use copper rings. I have a small copper ring that I place my jewellery and crystals in. For some reason, it clears them.

After your crystal has been cleared, you can charge it by leaving it in the sunlight or moonlight. Charging it just means you are infusing it with energy.

Now it’s time to program it. Holding your crystal in between your hands just like you are praying, take a breath in, hold your intention and then gently blow your intention into the crystal. Your intention could be to increase your psychic powers, open your third eye, or remove energy blocks.

Take your crystal and either lay down with it on your body, keep it in a pocket with you throughout the day, or under your pillow when you sleep. You can also take it and do small circles just above the chakra or area you are working on.

Here is a list of crystals you can use for specific psychic purposes:

  • clear crystal quartz – any area – a powerful all purpose crystal, for psychic development it’s well suited to work the crown chakra but works very well over any chakra
  • amethyst – this one is best known to open your clairvoyance (psychic seeing) – this is linked to your third eye chakra
  • lapis lazuli – this helps to open your throat chakra and stimulates your psychic hearing (clairaudience)

One of my favourites to use is a kynite wand. It’s a thin, long piece of kynite that I use over any chakra. For me, it really resonates. Have any others to suggest? Let me know!

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Selina Khan, Toronto Psychic Medium and Reiki Master
About the Author: Selina Khan

I'm a Psychic Medium and Reiki Master serving Toronto, Oakville, and worldwide. I help spiritual seekers & open-minded people get clarity, find meaning, and develop their own intuitive abilities so they can live up to their true spiritual potential and life purpose.

Looking for some help in your spiritual development? Selina offers Intuition and Spiritual Development Workshops, as well as one-on-one Spiritual Mentoring.

  • Maya January 11, 2012, 6:26 am

    Thank you! This was really helpful!

  • Leon July 19, 2012, 11:50 pm

    Fluorite is a create crystal to use for psychic development but must be used with respect for it can open you up really quickly and might give you visions. But still use with great care (for using one for psychic development is like throwing a lit match in a firework factory).

  • admin July 30, 2012, 5:55 am

    Yes, fluorite is a great crystal to work with. Thanks for the tip! You can always program the crystal to work safely with your vibration and open your psychic abilities to a healthy level if you find you are very sensitive to working with crystalline energy.

  • Yann October 5, 2012, 7:01 am

    Fluorite is nice too the darker the color, more powerful the crystal will be. I like to combine many different crystals or jem stones to enhance the third eye.

  • Nicola September 23, 2013, 4:17 am

    Thank you so much this is really helpful for me.. My fiance passed away suddenly 6 month ago (April 2nd 2013) and since he has passed i have seen him twice and i can sense and feel him touch me but i want to develop my Clairaudience and u said Lapis Lazuli crystal and before i read this i was drawn to a Lapis Lazuli chakra wand so i can’t wait. thank you angel blessings. x x

  • Vivien Moorhouse October 9, 2013, 7:26 am

    Thank you for this page – I have found it very interesting & helpful – also everyones comments. Can anyone tell me which are the most effective crystals to use with Animals for Healing please ( and what colours ) I mention this because each crystal usually comes in several different colours. Many thanks Vivien.

  • admin October 9, 2013, 10:41 pm

    Hi Vivien,

    Glad your found this helpful! There are so many crystals out there these days, that it’s hard to come up with a short list. Some people tend to use crystals that are the same colour as the chakras. You could try a rose quartz or a clear crystal quartz for all chakras. Rose quartz is associated with love energy and a clear quartz is one that can be used anywhere. You can program both with intention.

    If anyone else has suggestions of crystals or a particular crystal book you would recommend to Vivien, please comment!


  • Chris March 20, 2014, 1:57 am

    Malachite is an amazing crystal for directing and amplifying energy to whichever chakra you are working out of. It is also good for pairing with other crystals to amplify and enhance the effects of the other crystals.

  • admin March 20, 2014, 4:01 am

    Good to know this about Malachite! Thanks Chris! Selina

  • rachel July 6, 2015, 5:27 pm

    very interesting page. I lost my mother recently but from 1 month i was able to see it. often I am able to pridict what the opposite person wants to say and mostly my intutions come true any when I give medicines to sick people they recover faster. does that mean i have the psychic sense? I am interested in psychic healing. how should i start?
    3 times I saw my mom in dreams but she dosent speak anything and looks sad.
    she expired on 29may 2015. is it possible for me to speak to her soul?

  • Selina Khan July 8, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Yes it is possible for you to speak to her and she will hear you. You don’t need to be able to perceive her while awake for her to hear you. She is around even if you can’t sense her yet.

    As for psychic healing, I assume you are talking about energy healing? There are many types of alternative healing that works with energy. Reiki is a good safe place to start. If you are talking about medical intuition, that is something that can also be learned. I don’t know any books off hand about it, but I’m sure there are some out there. There are different ways of doing medical intuition and when I teach this to my students how they work depends on their psychic gifts. Some people see, others feel, some know.

    Hope this helps!

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