Discover your Hogwarts house crystals and gemstones. These are the gems and crystals that I feel support or represent the traits, strengths and personality types of the different Harry Potter houses…
The 20 Year Anniversary
I still can’t believe it’s been twenty years since the release of the first Harry Potter film (movie). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in 2001. I still remember that cinema experience and later read the book. I recently watched the 20th-anniversary reunion which was so nostalgic and a bit emotional. This blog post is a bit different and just a bit of fun, so do let me know what you think.
The Houses & The Sorting Hat
If you are not already aware, in the books there is a school for witches and wizards called Hogwarts where the main characters go. When students arrive, they take part in a sorting hat ceremony where they put on a magical talking hat. The hat decides which of the four houses (groups of live-in students) you belong to. Either Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff.
Each house is associated with different personality traits and has its own colours and symbols. Because of the huge fan base, many readers were curious which house they would be placed in and tended to identify with one of them.
Finding Your Hogarts House
If you don’t already know which Hogwarts house you belong to, there are quite a few ways to find out. There are a lot of quizzes online and apps that will assign you a house based on your responses. The official one though is on the Wizarding World website (formally Pottermore) but you will need to sign up to use it.
Some people find it more accurate to see which house traits they most relate to. You can use the wizarding world site above or read the traits I share below for each house.
Hogwarts House Crystals & Gemstones
I’ve based my crystal recommendations on the traits I know of and those explained on the Wizarding World website. This article is for fun but also can help you tap into these strengths within you.
Since I wrote down my notes on these crystals I have found out that JK Rowling has given four cardinal gemstone associations for the four Hogwarts houses. Three of them matched mine (Ruby, Emerald and Sapphire). She associated diamond with Hufflepuff but it’s not a gemstone many can afford. There are also a lot of problems about the mining and ethics of diamonds these days. Because of this, it’s not used much in crystal healing.
The other precious gemstone colours fit the house colours. Colour is vibration after all so the meanings do align well too as I will explain. My crystal associations are based more on the properties and meanings of the stones, rather than the colours. I’ve given three crystals per house, I hope you enjoy them!
Symbol = Lion
Colours = Scarlet & gold
Traits = Brave, daring, courageous, determined, challenges authority
This is an obvious gemstone association with the colour but also the meanings match. Natural Rubies range from purple to red, they are very active and firey stones. Gryffindors will find Ruby a great source for increased energy and vitality when needed. It also helps you tap into your personal power and leadership qualities.
This is one of the most Leo (the lion) energy stones there is. Golden Tiger’s Eye is a crystal of self-confidence and bravery. This golden-brown banded stone helps you face and overcome your fears. Tiger’s Eye also increases your willpower.
Sunstone always brings a sense of adventure with it. This crystal supports Gryffindors in shining their light and being seen. You can work with Sunstone when you need to adopt a more positive mindset to help you achieve your goals.
Symbol = Snake
Colours = Emerald green & silver
Traits = Noble, ambitious, shrewd, resourceful, dark humour, pride in their appearance
As well as its colour association, this gemstone is good for all Slytherins. Emerald helps heal and open your heart which might soften your energy a little. It enhances emotional intelligence. Emerald is good for understanding esoteric knowledge too.
Working with Black Obsidian supports shadow work. This black volcanic glass helps you sever connections to people or situations that are a bad influence on you. If you find negative people are drawn to you it offers powerful no-nonsense energetic protection.
Not only is this crystal green but it is also named after the serpent, the symbol of Slytherin. It is a great stone for Slytherins because it helps you access your power to change when needed. As well as supporting personal transformation Serpentine is cleansing to all your chakras.
Symbol = Eagle
Colours = Blue & bronze
Traits = Intelligent, wise, witty, inventor, individual, skill in learning, overachiever
Blue Sapphires not only display the house colour but they tap into the power of your mind. Sapphire stimulates mental processes and hones your skill of analysis. This blue to dark violet gemstone supports researching and looking at the details. It also teaches you to trust your inner wisdom.
This indigo to blue and white stone is perfect for Ravenclaws. Sodalite brings you mental clarity and strengthens the mind. It is an inspirational stone that activates innovative ideas within you. Work with this blue crystal if you are looking for clever solutions.
I’ve chosen blue and gold Lapis Lazuli for Ravenclaws to help balance out their energy. Ravenclaws can get a little too stuck in their mind sometimes and put too much emphasis on intelligence and ‘facts’. Lapis Lazuli helps you tap into your intuition and spiritual wisdom.
Symbol = Badger
Colours = Yellow & black
Traits = Trustworthy, loyal friend, hardworking, humble, ethical, fair, does their best
This warm yellow form of jasper assists you in maintaining a positive mindset. Yellow Jasper helps you stay grounded as you work toward achieving your goals. This earthy stone increases self-belief in all that you do.
This is a stone of truth and justice. Blue Kyanite teaches you to do what’s right in challenging situations. This silvery-blue crystal is also helpful in releasing self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from your highest potential.
Sky blue to blue-green Turquoise helps Hufflepuffs find their direction. It is a traditional stone of true friendship and supports you in expressing your truth. Turquoise brings clarity so that you can see what is the right thing to do and carries the energy of justice.
What Hogwarts house are you in and do any of these crystals resonate? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (PLEASE keep any questions you have concise and stick to this blog post topic if you want a response).
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