Your Ancestor Spirit Guides

This page is part of the Your Spirit Guides series.

ancestors - your spirit guides

It is very likely that at least one of your spirit guides is an ancestor. Your ancestor spirit guides can be anyone related to you that has passed on such as a grandparent, parent, sibling, etc. It may also be ancestors you have never met. This might be from many decades ago or even centuries ago in a past life. Ancestor spirit guides may come on their own or you can call on them for assistance. This can be especially useful if you need the power of more than one ancestor at a time.


Who Are Your Ancestor Spirit Guides?

You may already know who your ancestor spirit guides are. Many of us get a feeling (intuition) that a loved one who has passed is present with us. However, there may be other ancestors on your spirit guides team that you aren't aware of or maybe haven't even met. The best way to know which of your ancestors is with you is to simply ask. This should be done in a quiet location with minimal distraction so you can focus on the answers you get back. You may not get a feeling or answer right away. Read more about how your spirit guides communicate with you.


Crystals for Your Ancestor Spirit Guides

If you know your ancestor spirit guides, we recommend using crystals related to them. This could be a type of crystal they liked, one they had, or their birthstone. It could also be a crystal that you feel connects to their energy. Remember, if you feel drawn toward a crystal for them, it's likely for a reason and their guidance.

If you don't know your ancestor spirit guide and you're not getting any signs or feelings for a particular crystal, we recommend using Amber, Citrine, Ametrine, Carnelian, or Sunstone. These crystals are good for connecting with past lives, ancestors, and our family.


Amber attunes to ancient wisdom and can be a powerful tool for past life recall or for stimulating the remembrance of genetic lessons and experiences passed down from one’s ancestors. It can help to break negative patterns or to gain a better understanding of how past experiences can better assist one now. It is also a powerful protector, aligning one’s everyday self to higher spiritual realms.

Amber is used in meditation when the desire is to connect to the earth wisdom of an earlier age. Its ancient energy is released as it is touched or held in the hand during a session. It can be used to purify an area for meditation or to clear the mind, body, and spirit in readiness for expanding the consciousness. Amber is a superb tool for past-life exploration, clearing family patterns, and cleansing karmic debris from your energy field.

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Citrine is a crystal of personal manifestation, will, and power. It is an excellent crystal for those who are overly sensitive and extremely vulnerable to outside energies and influences. When worn, carried, or used in crystal healing, the radiant yellow color will increase the amount of light surrounding the body and protect the aura. It is also a good talisman to have in situations where one needs to feel confident and secure.

Citrine is said to clear the area it's in of any unfriendly spirits and then prevents the negative energies from returning. It is useful in meditation to open the doors to inner thought. It allows the flow of the Universal Life Force and promotes an easy transition into the meditative state. It activates the thinking processes and brings images forward from the deep mind. It also works to enhance communication.

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Ametrine is a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine. This means it carries all of the properties above with even more added from Amethyst like intuition, spiritual growth, and more.

Ametrine has a very high frequency. It contains the Third Eye opening properties of Amethyst, such as enhancing clairvoyance and clairaudience and creating an overall increase in one's spiritual awareness. However, it also brings the manifestation, communication, and power from Citrine.

Ametrine is a very popular and effective meditation crystal. Amethyst helps you visualize new ideas, helps you solidify ideas into reality, and helps your mind focus on its internal creative powers.

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Carnelian encourages an awareness of the connection between the emotional state and the inner condition of the self. It promotes a spiritual energy conducive to awakening one’s talents and perceptions of surroundings, and for offering love in return for love. Carnelian in shades of pink-orange especially encourages love between parents and children, and between parents and parents.

Carnelian may be used, with advanced training, to see into the past. It carries the stories and records of our planet and reflects its light energy back in the color of our physical world. It stimulates a deeper love and appreciation for the beauty and gifts of the earth. Carnelian encourages acceptance of the cycle of life and helps remove the fear of death. As an ancient stone, it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. It gives courage and promotes positive life choices.

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Sunstone is highly effective in cleansing the aura and chakras, and for removing hooks from possessive loved ones, lovers, or anyone draining of your energies. Sunstone surrounds these hooks with love and positive energy and returns them to the source. It is especially beneficial when ties need to be cut, or if you have difficulty saying “No.” It helps remove co-dependency, overcomes procrastination, and encourages self-empowerment and independence.

The energy of orange in Sunstone brings joy and friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness. It is a happy and sharing stone, integrating the parts of our communal lives, bringing things and people together. It is a stone of physical pleasure and intimacy. In lighter shades, Orange Sunstone promotes companionship and affection, while darker crystals deepen the sense of belonging and home.

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