Have you been having trouble accessing your intuition or inner eye?
Do you feel like you don’t know your purpose in life?
Are you having problems seeing clearly or connecting to your inner truth?
If so, using third eye chakra crystals can help!
Third eye chakra crystals can keep the energy of your third eye aligned and balanced.
This will help energy flow throughout all of your chakras, so you can access your intuition and inner knowing more clearly.
They can also help you develop your psychic abilities, reach deeper levels of meditation, and increase creativity!
Let’s get into the specifics of the third eye chakra, the crystals that balance it, and how to use them!
The Function of the Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra (anja chakra) is the sixth chakra.
It is located in the center of your forehead, between your eyebrows. It is linked to intuition, spiritual development, and your sixth sense.
The third eye is “blind” in that it sees inward and perceives things you cannot see with your physical eyes.
It is the seat of your inner-knowing, and its mantra is “I see.”
The third eye chakra is responsible for
- inner eye/center of intuition
- psychic abilities
- sixth sense
- spiritual development, spiritual awakening, and spiritual awareness
- creative ideas
- seeing beyond the physical world
- deep meditation
- understanding your spiritual journey
- deepening your spiritual practice
- mental health
- seeing the big picture
- understanding your life purpose
- pineal gland
- pituitary gland
Symptoms of a Blocked Third Eye Chakra
Your third eye chakra can become blocked or unbalanced because of stress, frustration, negative energy, blocked emotions, trauma, or other people’s energy you’ve absorbed or dealt with over time.
This can lead to blockages along the entire chakra train, so if one area of the lower chakras is blocked you can feel it in your third eye chakra (or vice-versa.)
When the third eye chakra is blocked or out of balance, you might feel:
- Brain fog
- Negative thoughts
- Absence of inner-vision or inner-knowing
Symptoms of an Overactive Third Eye
If your lower chakras are imbalanced or blocked, it can cause your third eye to become overactive. The energy will stay in your upper chakras and be unable to flow lower, which can cause your energy to feel flighty and ungrounded.
If your third eye chakra is overactive, you might feel:
- Obsessing about visions or experiences
- Seeing “signs from the Universe” everywhere (overstimulated)
- Feeling spacey and ungrounded (too “in your head”)
- Feeling confused and like your intuition is all over the place
Using Crystals for Third Eye Chakra:
You can use crystals to heal and unblock your third eye chakra.
Crystals have their own inherent properties and vibrations that can remove energetic blocks and align your third eye to their energy.
Third eye chakra crystals have colors or inherent properties that vibrate at the same frequency of the third eye, so keeping them near you while doing chakra work will help align your chakra to its highest vibration.
Third eye chakra crystals are either crystals in the blue/violet color family, or crystals that have inherent properties that open the third eye, like stones for clarity, manifestation, connection, or meditation.
Some of the crystals on this list align with more than one chakra, which means they can help the energy move throughout the Chakras more freely.
The following is a list of the most well-known crystals associated with the third eye, but if you have a crystal that isn’t on this list but falls into this category, most likely it can be used as a third eye crystal as well!
Use your intuition!
Third Eye Chakra Crystals (and Their Meanings)
Lapis Lazuli – the stone of inspiration, clears emotional baggage, enhances wisdom and truth, connects to spiritual wisdom
Black Obsidian – protects from psychic attacks, helps you channel wisdom from your higher self, increases psychic abilities
Purple Fluorite – helps you create order out of chaos, enhances mental power, increases vision and intuition, removes negative energy
Clear Quartz – the master healer, amplifies energy from other crystals, creates mental clarity and focus, channels universal energy
Tourmalinated Quartz – transmutes negative energy into positive energy, enhances mental clarity and focus, removes negative thoughts, protects and amplifies, helps with spiritual grounding
Amazonite – the stone of truth, unblocks all chakras, helps with intuition and harmony, increases clear-headedness and objectivity, can help you connect to your higher truth
Amethyst – the stone of spirituality, helps you connect to source energy, boosts intuition, stimulates new ideas, helps you find calm in the midst of chaotic environments
Super Seven – the melody stone, combines 7 different crystals (amethyst, clear quartz, smoky quartz, rutilated quartz, cacoxenite, goethite, and lepidocrosite.) Helps with personal growth, spirituality, and awakening your intuition, helps you on your spiritual journey, revitalizes all chakras and clears negative energy.
Labradorite – the stone of transformation/the stone of magic, helps energize mind, body, and spirit, helps you connect to your spirit guides, promotes confidence and faith in yourself while releasing stress and anxiety.
Azurite – the stone of heaven, helps you connect to your higher self and other heavenly beings, helps with overcoming emotional trauma, brings clear understanding and new perspectives to situations, can help you see the truth of situations
Iolite – the stone of exploration, can help you expand your psychic abilities, often used by shamans and psychics, enhances meditation and creates a deeper meditative state, stimulates your imagination
Sodalite – the awakening stone, helps you see more clearly, boosts communication, increases self-awareness, helps with creative ideas, clears confusion and sensitivity
Smoky Quartz – calms anxiety and negative thinking, helps with getting your life in order, increases clarity that leads to action
Lepidolite – the stone of transition, helps with shadow work, calms anxious and negative thoughts, clears emotional wounds, can bring hope in dark times
Sapphire – increases mental sharpness, psychic awareness, and self-discipline, helps you connect to the wisdom of source energy, protects from lower vibrations
Tanzanite – connects the mental and emotional bodies, increases intuition, quiets the mind during meditation, can help you understand Divine love and give it to others
How to Use Crystals for the Third Eye Chakra
Before using your crystal, you need to cleanse it.
Cleansing your crystal resets it to its original vibration and frequency.
It removes any programming or energy that the crystal has picked up over time.
That way when you use it, you’re able to access its inherent frequencies and program it with your own intentions.
You can use smoke cleansing, sunlight, the full moon, and many other cleansing techniques. To read more about cleansing your crystals, see this post: how to cleanse your crystals!
Once you’ve cleansed it, it’s time to use it!
These are some of the best ways to use third eye chakra crystals:
Meditate with it.
You can place it on your third eye or hold it in your hand while meditating.
This will help open and balance your third eye.
You can do a white light meditation, a silent meditation, or repeat a mantra.
The mantra for the third eye is “I see.”
But do whatever makes sense for you and what you feel will benefit you the most!
Sleep with it under your pillow or next to the bed.
This will help realign and balance your third eye while you sleep.
This will not only help balance your third eye throughout the day, but it can also help you see things more clearly when you’re out interacting with others.
It can help you see the truth of situations and access your inner knowing while you’re out and about.
Ask it a question.
If you have a specific problem that you need insights into or an answer about from your higher self, you can write your question on a slip of paper.
Place it under your third eye crystal.
Set the intention that the answer will come to you!
For extra power, you can place both of these items in your home’s feng shui knowledge and wisdom area.
Place them near your plants.
Plants can absorb the crystal vibrations and help infuse them into your environment.
You can place them in a plant pot or place them near the base of the plant. This post has more info: how to use crystals for house plants
Keep it near you while doing yoga.
Keep it near your yoga mat to infuse your practice with crystal vibrations.
There are several yoga poses that help open the third eye, including candle gazing, child’s pose, and wide-legged forward fold.
Take a crystal bath.
Keep your crown chakra crystal near the bathtub to infuse the water (and your aura) with the crystal’s energy!
Create crystal water.
You can infuse your drinking water with crystal energy by placing crystals near your water pitcher or using a crystal water bottle.
This infuses the water with the vibration from the crystals and balances your body from the inside out!
For even more tips for balancing your chakras with crystals, see this post: Crystals and Chakras for Beginners
Third Eye Chakra Crystals Q & A
Which chakra is amethyst?
Amethyst actually opens and balances the higher chakras, both the crown chakra and third eye chakra.
Amethyst is associated with spiritual awakening, and higher consciousness, and it can also help protect you from negative energy and stress!
Third eye protection – how do I protect my third eye?
While your third eye really doesn’t need protection because it is part of your inner being, it definitely becomes blocked.
This happens when you’re in stressful situations or negative environments without taking care of yourself properly.
When you spend a lot of time second-guessing your intuition or inner-knowing, it’s like your third eye goes “quiet.”
But it’s still there, you just need to remove what’s blocking you from hearing it.
In this case, you should practice self-care.
You can journal, do yoga, meditate, get more sleep, or take a walk to help clear and reset your energy.
Using black obsidian can also help clear negative energy and help you create better boundaries so that you can hear your third eye more clearly.