Naisha Ahsian, creator of the Crystal Ally Cards, spoke recently about her work with the elements and crystal healing. She sees humanity as a part of the multicellular organism called Gaia. We are Gaia’s nervous system- the part that can think and process information consciously. We can link with the elements associated with crystals in order to heal our relationship with the earth- and ourselves.
All Crystal Ally Cards are associated with one of five elements: earth, water, fire, wind, and storm. As the creator of this system, Naisha imagines these elements as the four directions and center of the medicine wheel. They represent energetic interactions within our bodies and the earth. Earth creates structure. Fire empowers us to create. Water allows us to feel and relate. Wind allows us to think and receive intuitive guidance. Storm represents the center of the medicine wheel, where all the elements unite with incredible power.
The earth element represents the earth’s tectonic plates, mountains, continental shelves, and all rocks. These are the bones of the earth. Earth element crystal allies are associated with healing bones, teeth, and other structural parts of the body. They also represent the resources that we use to create our lives: money, time management, physical health, and family. Earth ally stones tend to be black, brown, or red. The element is associated with the root chakra and the Earthstar, a chakra located underneath the feet.
The fire element represents the lava and magma of the earth. In an individual, this
element represents sexuality, hormonal balance, and digestion. It also represents our careers or our empowerment – the ability to create, act, and manifest. The fire element stones tend to be red, orange, or yellow. This element is associated with the sacral and solar plexus chakras.
The water element represents the oceans and all the waters of the earth, as well as the rain cycle. In an individual, this element governs circulation, the lymphatic system, the heart, and cellular communication. It also represents our ability to feel, communicate, heal, and empathize with others. In a chakra reading, the water element is associated with the heart and throat chakras. Water ally stones tend to be green, blue, or pink.
The wind element represents air and the winds. In an individual, this element relates to respiration, the immune system, memory, and the nervous system. It also represents our ability to link our conscious minds with the universal mind and receive divine guidance. Wind element stones tend to be blue, purple, or clear. In a chakra layout, wind is associated with the third eye and crown chakras.
Storm represents the power of the earth to cleanse itself by combining all the elements together. It represents powerful and dramatic evolutionary changes on our planet. In an individual, storm element stones are often called master healing stones. The storm element is associated with big changes and soul issues or gifts impacting the personality. These stone allies are assisting humanity to evolve and transform. Storm governs all the chakras. It also activates out-of-body energy centers like the Soulstar chakra, located above the head.
Naisha says that at the storm element level, all the other elemental energies are accessible. When you are experiencing storm energy, you can recognize the element that is out of balance by the area of life that you are focusing on.