The meaning of the dream catcher originated from the American Objibwe tribe and is said to filter bad dreams away, protecting you from evil and negativity. The good dreams find their way through while the bad dreams disappear. The crystals were a protective talisman worn at night to keep the bad dreams away. It is thought that the best color to chose is white and blue symbolic of hope and pureness. So we will look at finding some best stones for dream catchers.
What is the purpose of dream catchers?
Dream catchers were hung above the beds of sleeping children to protect them from bad dreams and evil while they slept. A spider web design of the dream catcher would allow good dreams to pass through and float down through the hanging beads and feathers to the child. Holding back the bad dreams in the dream catcher. As we will find, crystals have many other benefits.
The Top 11 Best Stones for dream catchers
1. Blue Turquoise
Turquoise is thought to balance and align all the chakras allowing mood swings to stabilize and restoring inner calm. It is a stone of protection strong and opaque and soothing to touch. It is a lovely shade of blue, sometimes a blue-green with delicate veining and mottling through the stone.
The name is derived from a French word meaning Turkish stone because the trade routes went through Turkey and Venetian merchants purchased the stone in bazaars to take home. The beads date back in time to around 5000 B.C. About 1000 years ago Native Americans found out about Turquoise and began to use it for jewelry. They believed that Turquoise would open their minds to the possibilities that the universe has to offer, and have been used in amulets and jewelry ever since. It is a stone of wholeness thought to bring peace and serenity to users in times of need.
Quartz is known as a power stone and is used for healing, known as the most powerful healing stone and is used in working on almost any condition.
As a natural prism Quartz takes light and energy from the sun and disperses it freely within the room, and aids concentration. It is also thought to stimulate the immune system bringing the body back into balance. Clear Quartz is a rock crystal found in the U.S.A, Brazil, Russia, and Madagascar and is mined for use in enhancing spiritual growth and promoting harmony and promoting romantic relationships.
3. Tigers Eye
Tigers Eye stone is a crystal with bands of yellow-golden color winding through it. This is considered a power stone that helps to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony. It will help the wearer to make decisions while unclouded by emotions. The Egyptians thought that the iridescent rays of the Tigers Eye had special powers and carried it as a protective amulet against evil. When they made statues of deities they used Tigers Eye Stone for the eyes, thinking that the rays represented ‘divine vision’. Tigers Eye is now used in Feng Shui in offices to promote focus and insight into complex situations. It is also thought to shake off procrastination.
Another of the best stones for dream catchers is Amethyst which has a spiritual meaning of groundedness, tranquility, and calm. It is a lovely purple in color and the literal meaning of the word Amethyst is ‘not intoxicated’ in Greek. Brazilian Amethysts are quite common and range from $4 to $6 per carat and are of good quality. The gem’s color represents purity and was thought to have wound healing properties. The Amethyst clusters are best placed in areas of your home where they can be of most benefit. Mantel or bookcase in your living room or office.
Citrine is a crystal often used in Feng Shui and is thought to promote a vibrant flow of energy in and around one’s body. Historically Citrine is known as the merchant’s stone and often is a rich brownish-orange in color with semi-transparency which is similar to the color of amber, also resembling topaz.
Real Citrine will not have any bubbles in it, so if you see bubbles it is probably fake glass. Citrine promotes activity, motivation, and creativity while enhancing concentration and is thought to be emotionally balancing.
6. Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is a deep celestial blue stone symbolizing loyalty and honor, power spirit, vision, wisdom, and truth. It is thought to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. It is considered useful in preventing insomnia. Holisticly considered a stone of protection and bringer of peace. It is a very old stone, mentioned in the Bible and worn on the High Priests Breast Plate (Exodus) referred to as the ‘Hebrew Saphyr.’
It is also thought to inspire truth and confidence when expressing feelings and emotions and shield the wearer from negative influences.
7. Green Turquoise
The Green Turquoise is thought to have the properties to heal the weary mind and is a gemstone of healing energy, relieving the wearer from stress.
It is also thought to promote emotional balance, creativity, and good luck. There are large deposits of Lime Green Turquoise in the USA, and it is rare and highly collectible which makes it valuable. In ancient China, Green Turquoise was thought to bring good luck and good fortune to the person wearing it, and is still worn as a talisman by people of Chinese culture.
8. Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is the stone of love and restores trust and harmony in relationships. it is said to open the heart to promote self-love, friendship, and deep inner healing. Rose quartz is found in Madagascar, India, and Germany and is also extracted in Dakota the USA, but the main supplies come from Brazil.
Quartz is a hard crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms and the atoms are linked with each other. It is a very popular crystal found in pegmatites that form in a hydrothermal environment at high temperatures. The color ranges from very light pink to rich rose pink and is cut to display. It is a versatile stone that can be cut in different ways to suit personal choice.
Aventurine is a form of quartz characterized by its translucency and the presence of mineral inclusions giving it a shimmering glistening effect.
Colors are green, blue, yellow or orange/brown. Adventurine is the positive stone of prosperity, diffusing negative emotion, and promoting leadership and compassion while encouraging perseverance. Another stone used for good Feng Shui, place it in a child’s room or the kitchen, anywhere where a new project is about to begin as in Feng Shui, it means fire and energy and will help you to persevere with a new project.
Hematite is an iron oxide and is widespread in rocks and soils. Hematite has very strong grounding energy that can be felt by just holding the stone in your hand. It will help to remove any negativity from your environment and may be useful for people who suffer panic attacks or are easily overwhelmed. Some people carry it with them at all times for its protective and healing prop[erties, it creates a strong sense of stability and would be amongst the best stones for dream catchers. If you want to check that your Hematite is real rub it with sandpaper and it is a bit red beneath the surface it is a real gemstone.
Quartz is one of the most popular crystals in the world and is probably the most widely found crystal on the planet. Citrine is now widely used in Feng Shui, and many people have it in their homes. Quartz crystals are gaining a new resurgence in popularity for jewelry and some of them are very expensive between $10,000 and $50,000 a carat.
And last but certainly not least, sodalite. The stone for calm thinking and clear minds, sodalite is a fantastic healing crystal for dream catchers. It can be a wonderful stone whether in your dream catcher or just under your pillow (that’s what I do), and is sure to contribute to good dreaming and even boost your creative mind too!
No wonder crystals are so popular, they are all around us, and many have special meaning going back for centuries, You may have to do some research to find the right one for you, depending on your needs and what you are looking for. The healing powers of crystals may get your life back on track and provide you with healing benefits. Others like Amber is said to suspend time and teaches you happiness through being, not doing, and Aquamarine is said to bathe you in calmness, serenity, and divinity. As you can see there are so many to chose from and some of them are beautiful and decorative and whatever your choice you will always want to wear them and have them with you in your search for serenity.