Black Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Moldavite, Celestite, Apache Tear, and Petrified Wood are among the best crystals for memorials. These crystals possess unique properties that are used to honor the departed and create an atmosphere of peace and healing.
We all know that death is inevitable. We all accept that one day we shall no longer exist in our present form, and that people we love will also pass through and out of our lives.
This knowledge does not stop us from feeling a keen sense of loss, deep sadness, and a whole host of other emotions when we are faced with the death of a loved one.
We must also remember that some people are as deeply affected by the loss of a beloved pet as others are by the death of a close family member.
All deaths demand that we respect those who are grieving and suffering.
When grief becomes all-consuming, however, it is time to take action to protect your emotional and mental well-being.
Honoring the dead is an excellent, cathartic way to begin to let go of overwhelming feelings of grief and sadness.
There are crystals that can help you come to terms with loss and bring you a sense of peace, and there are various ways of using them.
Choose the ones that suit you and perform your ceremonies either alone or with a group of like-minded people.
1. Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline keeps you grounded and safe.
When you want to pay your respects to the dead, use a log of Black Tourmaline to keep you anchored firmly to the energies of the Earth.
You can use Black Tourmaline as a “median” stone during all of your ceremonies of memorial.
Its powerful protective and grounding action will prevent the energies of different people and crystals from interfering with one another.
To use as a median stone, hold a piece of Black Tourmaline in your left hand, slightly away from your body.
When using other crystals, hold them in your right hand and place them as needed on your chakras and etheric body.
2. Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz has a protective vibration of unconditional, pure love.
It will guard your Heart chakra and shield your emotional body during times of intense anguish and grief.
Honor your departed loved ones with gifts of Rose Quartz.
Set your intentions to send only love and peace into the next world for your loved ones to receive.
You can do this through visualization if you prefer, or you can physically place Rose Quartz on their memorial or headstone.
Rhodonite heals emotional shock and panic and is a useful crystal to have during the early stages of grieving and remembering the life of a lost one.
Rhodonite will support your subtle body and help to stabilize your emotions so that you can decide on the best way forward.
If you are having difficulty expressing your feelings at this time, open your Heart chakra with a Rhodonite crystal and allow the feelings to surface where and when they will.
Moldavite is said to be of extra-terrestrial origin, formed when a meteorite collided with the Earth.
The heat of the impact metamorphosed the landscape and flung molten rock over a wide area.
The rock then cooled to form Tektite, of which Moldavite is one variety.
Moldavite is a stone for the New Age, for healing the planet and allowing us to communicate and travel between worlds.
To use Moldavite to honor the dead, hold a piece in your right hand and place your right hand over your heart.
Close your eyes and send a telepathic message to the spirit or spirits you wish to connect with.
Moldavite transcends time. When you place Moldavite over your Third Eye it facilitates journeying forward into the future or back into the past.
It will accompany any out-of-body travel your soul wishes to undertake.
Celestite helps you to contact the angelic realms and takes you into the infinite peace of the spiritual planes.
It holds deep peace and is an aid to conflict resolution in all directions of time.
If you have what you perceive to be unfinished business with a departed loved one, for example, you can call upon Celestite to connect you to them at any time during your shared past.
Trace a figure of eight on the floor, either visible or imaginary, and stand in one half of it.
Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and ask the other person to step into the other half of the figure eight.
Place a piece of Celestite in “their” circle and hold a piece of Rose Quartz in your right hand.
Communicate all that you need to say to the other person, program unconditional loving vibrations into the Rose Quartz, and place it next to the Celestite. Give thanks.
6. Apache Tear
Apache Tear is a form of Obsidian that has a much gentler action and vibration than Black Obsidian.
Apache tear is named for the belief that when a person grieves the loss of a loved one the stone sends sympathetic tears in support and remembrance of the departed.
Using Apache Tear in memorial is a way of honoring the impact that the person had when alive on the lives of their survivors.
It shows respect, honor, and love towards the dead to wear Apache Tear jewelry for one month as an indicator of mourning.
7. Petrified Wood
Petrified Wood is a protective crystal that is invaluable for grounding high energy vibration and resonances into the Earth.
This gemstone is of natural organic origin, unlike most minerals and rocks that form the majority of crystals on the planet.
It was formed thousands or even millions of years ago when a living tree fell into water.
As the wood of the tree was preserved, it absorbed many trace elements, such as manganese, iron, copper, and chromium.
These elements count for the many and varied beautiful hues to be found in pieces of Petrified Wood.
To use Petrified Wood to honor the dead you can place a piece or plate of the crystal on your altar and use it to hold special objects that were important to you and your loved one.
Light a candle and allow the light to play over the objects and the grain of the Wood.
Softly call to the person or animal, you wish to communicate with and ask them to be with you in spirit.
The healing powers of trees are present in the Petrified Wood and the stone, or slice, can be read like a book to reveal pages of the Akashic Record and show you what the spirit of your loved one wants you to know.
Final Thoughts: Crystals for Memorial
Using crystals for memorial purposes is effective and respectful.
It allows you to commune with the spirit of the deceased whilst keeping your own energy body intact and protected.
It shields your aura during a time when you may feel vulnerable.
Crystals can be shared amongst people to bring a closer sense of community during ceremonies and rituals.