Crystal & Mineral Properties A to Z


All descriptions of the metaphysical properties and lore of gemstones are from a collection of many online sources and references.  Please read Disclaimer at the end of this post.


Abalone Shell – Abalone is a beautiful shell showing a play of bright blues and turquoise across a polished surface. Shells are the outer housing (exoskeleton) of sea-creatures, and is an organic gemstone which has been used in jewelry making and religious ceremonies for countless ages. Abalone is reported to stimulates psychic development and intuition. It promotes imagination in a healthy way.  Nicknamed the sea ears, the Abalone’s flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior was used by the Native Northwest American Indians as a natural vessel for cleansing, offerings and prayers. Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone is said to be beneficial, and to promote cooperation. Abalone stimulates psychic development and intuition, and promotes imagination in a healthy way.  Abalone is very healing to the body and especially the first three chakras. It is also calming to high strung people.  Used by athletes to help build and protect muscle tissue. Also benefits the heart and helps in digestion.

Adamite – is said to be a stone of the heart and emotions; it is said to help one in identifying and dealing with those issues. Adamite allows for a clear connection between the will of the solar chakra and the desires of the heart. You can work with it to allow for fruitful fulfillment of your Heart’s Desires. It is excellent for people who have received guidance and are now ready to take action / steps towards manifesting goals and dreams. Adamite facilitates the synthesis of the mind with the heart.  It can provide inner strength when dealing with emotional issues, and helps one to vocalize their inner feelings.  It instills courage and the stimulus to tackle the unknown and inspire new ways of thinking, and stimulates prosperity in business. Adamite assists with inner strength and courage, balancing the emotions under guidance of the intellect. It assists those seeking communication with spirit, facilitating increased awareness and clarity of connection. Adamite supports the strengthening of psychic barriers, and is suited to those working in social and health care. Adamite has been used to treat cyclical emotional disorders associated with hormonal change, such as seasonal affective and menstrual cycles..

Agate – is a variegated type of Chalcedony and is the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Gemini. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. Agate provides for balancing of the yin-yang energy and for balancing of the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies. It stabilizes the aura, providing a cleansing effect which acts to smooth dysfunctional energies and to both transform and eliminate negativity. Agate can be used to stimulate the analytical capabilities and precision. It has been used to strengthen sight, to diminish thirst, and to promote marital fidelity.

Ajoite – is highly prized by mineral collectors for it’s intense blue/green coloring and also for it’s metaphysical properties. Ajoite is a rare stone from a mine in South Africa that closed in 1992. It is a strengthener, healer and harmonizer of the emotional body. It has very sweet vibrations not only to soothe us; they also draw out the poison of one’s subconsciously held sorrows, fears, rage and old woundings. Meditation with Ajoite can bring both tears and laughter as feelings arise in what is often a deep yet gentle release of inner tensions. It can awaken feelings of forgiveness and compassion- for oneself as well as others which is key in the healing process on all levels. Traditionally Ajoite is a stone of peace and harmony. It can help release and overcome sorrow, anger, fear, and heal old emotional wounds. Ajoite also helps connect to the Higher Self and God/Universe/Goddess/All That Is. It is excellent for meditation, and can remove and release negative energies from the physical, emotional, and ethereal bodies. It acts as a stone of transformation, bringing change and growth in a spirit of love. Physically, ajoite is a very powerful healing booster, and is a great stone for healers and spiritual seekers. Ajoite can be used for preservation and rejuvenation on all levels and can facilitate the polarization of the bodies and the alignment with the optimum self to stimulate total well  being. Ajoite may also provide the proper reception frequency for the cellular structure of the body allowing for transmission of the message of perfection from the ethereal body.  It is both a master healer and a medium for access to higher worlds.

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Amazonite – is a member of the Feldspar family and is a 5th (throat) chakra gemstone. Amazonite provides for pacification and eliminates aggravation. It soothes the emotions, nerves, worries and fears. It is particularly rejuvenating to the heart and throat chakras, enhancing ones communications concerning love. It helps to both manifest and retain the pure energy of universal love. It provides a balancing and preventive energy, making it a wonderful stone to wear or carry. Aligns and balances the physical and etheric bodies, maintaing good health.  It can also balance the male/female enegies, providing clarity and a clear spirit.  Dispels negative energy, enhancing communications concerning love.  Soothes all chakras, particularly healing to the heart center and throat chakra.  Helps to fire creative processes.  Unlocks psychic vision when held to third eye.

Amber – is fossilized tree resin and is 2nd (sacral/naval) chakra gemstone. Amber allows the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy. It emits a sunny and bright soothing energy which helps to calm nerves and to enliven the disposition. It stimulates the intellect and opens the crown chakra. It aligns the ethereal energies to the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, providing for an even flow of perfect order to the requirements of the Earth plane while balancing the electro – magnetics of the physical body. It also acts to purify ones body, mind, and spirit when worn, carried, or used as an elixir. It has been used as a symbol for renewal of marriage vows and to assure promises.

Amethyst – is the purple/lavender variety of Quartz is the birthstone for the month of February, the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Pisces and is a 6th (brow/third-eye) and 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. Known as the “stone of spirituality and contentment”, it bestows strength, stability and peace, the peace being the perfect peace which was present prior to birth. It has been used to encourage and support sobriety. It is an excellent stone for those attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities (either oneself or another). It controls temperament by imparting a soothing, calming, and tranquilizing influence, while clearing away unproductive and unkind vibrations. It as also said to help business affairs to prosper. . . ( more . . . )

Ametrine – is a variety of Quartz, being a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine and is a 3rd (solar plexus), 6th (brow/third-eye) and 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. Ametrine is said to have all the metaphysical properties of both amethyst and citrine combined, as well its own unique properties.  Ametrine energies are said to stimulate the intellect and rid the aura of negative energy. Ametrine provides for balancing of the male/female qualities, stimulates the intellect and helps one to reach higher states more quickly during meditation, leading to peace, tranquility and cooperation. It disperses negativity from the aura and fills the voids with energizing and stabilizing qualities of pure light energy. It enhances all aspects of compatibility, allowing one to recognize that each “other” is both likened and bonded to oneself. It is also known to help one accept changes to the body (e.g., during periods of growth from childhood through physical maturations and when one is provided with artificial organs, implants, etc.). Physically ametrine strengthens the nerves, promotes the supply of oxygen to the body and helps to encourage the healing process after a serious illness.  The gem will stimulate the activity of the brain and enhance the wearer’s emotional life and creativity.  It combats the hardening of the arteries as well as dementia, deafness and eye complaints.  Worn about the neck, near the thyroid glad, it  can reduce trembling, sweating and bushing. Like its other quartz siblings and cousins, Ametrine can be a powerful healing tool. Its dual nature makes it very effective at removing blockages in any Chakra, assisting you in achieving a healthy physical balance.

Andalusite – (pronounced Ann-dah-lou-sight) is a polymorph of two minerals; Kyanite and Sillimanite, usually displaying an X or cross pattern (fairy crosses) and is a 4th (heart), 5th (throat) and 6th (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It encourages one to look at issues rationally by helping one to see the various sides to a problem or situation and to help one realize the self – sacrifice is okay, but never required. It is known to stimulate memory and recollection and promotes the chivalrous aspects of ones character and encourages moderation in all things.

Apatite – the wearing/carrying of Apatite is known to suppress hunger. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. It is a stone of the future and will bring knowledge to those attuned to it by clearing mental confusion. It truly awakens the finer, inner self. It relates to and to the development of humanitarian pursuits – it is attuned to healing, storing information, communicating, balancing energy and teaching. It can also help to eliminate over-activity, under-activity, blockage, or congestion from any of the chakras. It can also be used to stimulate the development of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience. Green and Green Apatite releases the humanitarian in each of us. It helps us along the path of service.  Blue Apatite aids in self-expression, communication and creativity. Some say Blue Apatite clears mental confusion.  Apatite can be used to aid clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and the awareness of other worlds; either devic or outer worlds. Blue and purple are used especially to heal and stimulate throat (5th) Chakra and kidney point for self-expression. Transparent dark blue, teal, yellow and clear are helpful in weight loss, by suppressing hunger, raising the metabolic rate and encouraging healthier eating habits. Physically, apatite may assist with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, muscles, nervous system. Apatite is said to be useful to help improve one’s coordination and to strengthen muscles, and to help suppress hunger and ease hypertension. Using apatite is said to facilitate the desired results more quickly when working in conjunction with other minerals as well to enhance the goal. It heals the glands, meridians and organs, and overcomes hypertension. It balances the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies as well as the chakras.  Used with other crystals, apatite will facilitate the results.

Apophyllite – aids in becoming spiritually aware, increases awareness in every day life, and fills aura bodies with light and joy. Apophyllite is known as a spiritual body stone, addressing issues when you are ready. It is used for expanding new ideas and to aid in decision making; allowing you to set a direction you can follow, or to discover your next step in life.  Apophyllite is a soul-level healer. Apophyllite stimulates the third-eye, but primarily acts on the crown chakra facilitating “tuning in” in accordance with ones consciousness and intention. It can help one recognise the truth in all situations, encouraging accurate analysis, most profitably used in self analysis where it encourages truthfulness in examining deficiencies. The natural pyramids formed by this mineral are energizing and preserving. A wonderful gazing stone for “seeing”. Apophyllite facilitates attunement to ones body as well as to the higher dimensional life forms. It has been used to facilitate astral travel. Apophyllite can be used to maintain the energy necessary to assist in the actions required for preservation and rejuvenation.

Aqua Aura Quartz – are quartz crystals which have been enhanced with pure 24kt Gold, in a process that molecularly bonds the gold molecules to the quartz.   Quartz crystals are placed in a special machine in a vacum, then an electrical current is applied and the molecules of pure gold permanently adhere/fuse to the natural electric charge surrounding the crystal. This application of gold cannot be removed by rubbing or scraping. Aqua Aura combines both the properties of Quartz and gold, producing a very intense energy. It stimulates the 5th (throat) chakra and is used to cleanse and smooth the aura, to activate all chakras and to release negativity from ones emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies. It is also used to activate the energy of other minerals for healing. Used to cleanse the aura, activate all chakras and release negativity.  Enhances mental faculties, purifies the physical body.  Attracts wealth and happiness, alleviate stress and amplify positive feelings.

Aquamarine – is the blue member of the Beryl family (which also includes Emerald and Morganite) and is the birthstone for the month of March, the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Scorpio and is a 5th (throat) chakra gemstone. Known as the “Serene One” it has a calming energy whilst aiding clarity of thought and enhancing the reasoning process.  Aquamarine is also known as the “stone of courage”. Used for centuries to promote courage and guard against injury, to shield the aura and subtle bodies.  Wonderful for aligning and balancing the Chakras and for connecting the physical and etheral bodies.  It is particularly beneficial in activating the Throat Chakra, giving the courage to speak ones truth, the serenity to do so in a balanced manner and the compassion to make doing so a positive experience. It enhances ones ability for rapid intellectual response and the innate ability to always be prepared. It provides for alignment of the chakras and balancing of the network of structures connecting the physical and ethereal bodies. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy; it helps judgmental people be more tolerant, and can help one who is “swamped” by responsibility. Aquamarine also stimulates, activates and cleanses the 5th (throat) chakra, facilitating a higher quality of communication.

Aventurine (green) – (pronounced Ah-ven-ture-eene) is a mixture of minerals, usually Quartz or Feldspar, spangled with bright particles of Mica or Hematite and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. “Mystical stone of prosperity”, Aventurine is said to bring luck and adventures in love and games. Enhances prosperity and brings career success. A gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance. Brings friendship to one’s life and enhances happiness. It has strong healing energies, and is good for improving the complexion. Helpful for the etheric, emotional and mental bodies.  It can be used for creative visualization and higher-self attunement. A good stone for artists, writers and all those of a creative nature, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. It is used to activate and clear the heart chakra. It balances the male/female energies, enhancing ones creativity and amplifies ones leadership qualities. It is known to promote tranquility, a positive attitude toward life and to bring one into alignment with their center.

Azeztulite – “Crystal Light Acension”,  one of the highest vibrational stones available, helping to activate the higher chakras. Activates the 3rd eye and crown as well as the chakras above the head in the etheric body. Brings about a raising of one’s consciousness and vibrations. Also creating a connection with the “Angelic Realm”. The purity of the energy and the light that this stone carries, means that it never needs cleansing ! A bringer of light and change, intense awakening and expanded levels of reality … it is in this way we connect and understand that we too are the “Bringers of Light!”

Azurite – known as “The Stone of Heaven” it’s name comes from an Arabic word meaning blue. Blue stands for meditation and communication. However, the shifting colors of Azurites from blue to blue green and green speaks of transformation. It promotes the pursuit of the Spirit.  Azurite is a beacon, a lantern in the darkness that helps to unite the subconscious with the conscious mind and expands the limits of our minds. Azurite is a great stone to hold when learning how to meditate. Azurite is also a stone for change, Letting go of old behavior, patterns and ways of seeing the world.  It brings clarity and wisdom, and challenges us to rethink our knee jerk reactions and probe the depths of why we are reacting that way, giving us the opportunity to undertand the our hidden belief systems. Sacred to Egyptians and American Indians, Azurite improves communication with the spiritual world. It helps you to tap into the knowledge of the Universe, and provides new insight into all areas of life. Not only does it help you to understand spiritual ideals, but also helps you to communicate those ideas in a way that other people can understand. Azurite helps to turn on the light in your subconscious, providing insight into how to intuitively handle situations that previously had baffled you. Azurite renews, refreshes, and re-motivates the mind to climb to a higher level and purpose. It enhances latent or hidden psychic abilities, and leads to greater insight into the spiritual world. Azurite aids in gaining and developing mental control over your emotions and reactions. Azurite Calms anxiety; combats a lack of self-discipline; and brings a powerful healing force to the physical body. It also brings emotional release, reduces depression, and calms anger.

Boji Stones – is the copyrighted and registered trademark for a concretion of Marcasite nodules. Their shape is usually round with some protrusion of platelets. Boji stones come in male, female and androgynous forms and in various sizes, generally from the size of a dime to as about as large as a silver dollar. The male stone is characterised primarily by the uneven, sharp, protruding patterns on their surface. The female stones are all smooth in their configuration. By rubbing two Boji stones together in the dark you can see sparks fly, and placed in a  fire they will explode. Marcasite, although having the same chemical formula as Pyrite, has a different internal structure. Marcasite has a tendency to be more unstable than Pyrite, and it can crumble when exposed to air over a period of time. This rather undesirable property (which is described as “Boji death”) can be avoided by rubbing the stone between one’s fingers every now and then, in order to give it a protective layer of oil.

These stones attain their full power when they are used in pairs.   Boji stones can transfer energy from the etheric to the physical body. It will clean, recharge and fill with positive energy, all of the voids or holes in the aura and the auric field. An effective “everyday” use of the Boji stone is facilitated by allowing it to remain in ones energy field; this will provide for continuous balancing of ones energy. It is not necessary that one be aware of the presence of the Boji in order for the balancing and alignment to occur. It is quite effectual to use a pair of Boji stones (female and male consisting of the “team”) to balance ones body and energy fields. Using the male on one side of the body and the female on the other side of the body (the reader will determine which side for which stone), the stones can be used to balance the acupressure or acupuncture meridians and to remove energy blockages.

Blockages are often not removed in one session, but the decrease is usually quite apparent. It should be noted that when one begins work with the Boji, an accepted method is to hold the stones in the fingers (one stone in the fingers of one hand and the other stone in the fingers of the other hand), moving the stones towards and then away from each other; then turn one over and go through the procedure again; then turn the other over and go through the procedure again – whichever position the Bojis maintained when the strongest sensation (push or pull or tingling, etc.) occurred is the position of the greatest power for the stones. In addition, it is an excellent grounding stone.

Black Obsidian – A variety of volcanic glass, Black Obsidian is an especially protective stone, excellent for protection against psychic attacks and removing negativity. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps to find the hidden factors surrounding a situation so that we may take the best course of action to address it. It is also stabilizing and helps us to retain our balance in times of change. An excellent grounding stone, and very healing. Used for “gazing” or “scrying”  it can provide us with insight into the future.

Black Star Diopside – is used to stimulate the intellect and provide assistance in mathematical and analytical pursuits and is a 1st (base/root) chakra gemstone. It enhances academic learning and couples the practical side of ones nature to both the sciences and arts. It allows one to understand the duality within the self, and further stimulates retrieval of the feminine side of nature, being a good stone for healing those who will not allow themselves to cry. It has also been used to calm pets.

Black Tourmaline – A powerful electromagnetic mineral, uses include strengthening body and spirit.  Helps move lower frequency thoughts and energies to a higher frequency of light.  Long used by shaman among African, Native American and Aboriginal tribes. Protects you and your environment from negative influences and personalities, used in purification rituals.  It neutralizes distorted energies.  Deflects and repels any negative forms of energy and is especially effective against psychic attack.  Great for grounding in times of stress and after healing. It is said to be an aid when seeking inspiration or understanding. Also known as Schorl.
See also general properties of Tourmaline.

Bloodstone – is a green variety of Jasper with flecks of red and is the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign on Aries and is a 1st (base/root) chakra gemstone. This mineral is an intense healing stone and is known as the “stone of courage”. It can be used to awaken and to introduce uniformity within the vibrations of energy in the base, sacral/navel and heart chakras. It also provides one with the centering and grounding energy of the heart, and is conducive to balancing the total body in order to help one to overcome any distress and anxiety which is associated with the re-alignment of the energies. It grants one the mastery of renewal – for renewal of the physical, mental and emotional. It also provides for the revitalization of love, relationships, and friendships. Bloodstone brings energy to one in many ways, including bringing abundance and prosperity. Excellent for centering and grounding, improves talents and abilities, enhances the decision-making process and stimulates emotional growth, inner strength and sensitivity. Aids clairvoyance and instils wisdom.

Blue Calcite – see Calcite.

Blue Chalcedony – is a stone with a gentle, soothing and stabilizing energy.  It enhances mental stability, promoting inner peace and emotional honesty.  Used to eliminate negative influences that can cause bad dreams and to dispel the negative energies that manifest as anger.  Excellent for the psychic work and skills of clairvoyance, intuition, and energy healing.  A cleansing stone, it absorbs and dissipates negative energies so they are not passed on.

Blue Lace Agate – is a variegated member of the Chalcedony family, displaying blue and white lacey patterns and is a 5th (throat) chakra gemstone. It helps one to reach extremely high spiritual spaces and has a highly inspirational influence when used for inner attunement. It activates the throat, heart, third – eye and crown chakras, helping one to enter into high-frequency states of awareness. Calms, cools, lifts thoughts and takes spiritual inspiration to high vibration.  Balances the yin-yang energy and physical, emotional and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies.  Activates the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras to bring about attunement.  Stablizes and cleanses the aura, eliminating negative energy.  Used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision, awakens inherent talents and adroitness. Used in the treatment of arthritic conditions, it can be used to strengthen the skeletal structure and aid in the mending of breaks and fractures.

Blue Quartz – natural – is formed by the inclusion of tiny blue Rutile, Tourmaline or Zoisite inclusions and is a 5th (throat) chakra gemstone. It combines the qualities of the included mineral and further serves to activate the 5th (throat) chakra and to promote the speaking of that which is in ones mind. It actually assists one in removing the fear of reaching-out to others, and brings stimulation to new relationships. It assuages fear, helping one to see that the basis of fear is only incomplete knowledge; it assists one in gaining completion of this knowledge. It can be used to encourage consideration and thoughtfulness and is helpful to relationships.

Blue Topaz – is known as the “stone of true love and success in all endeavors” and is the birthstone for the month of November and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius. Natural Blue Topaz is a 5th (throat) chakra gemstone. Blue Topaz promotes individuality and creativity and confidence in ones decisions. It also acts to replace negativity with love and joy. Also known as the “crystal of potency”, it helps one to absorb that which is needed from the universe, prompting receptivity and willingness to act. Treasured by African Bushmen, it is used in ceremonies for healing and for connecting with the spirits who have departed from this plane. It is considered to bring wealth and health to the holder.

Calcite – is a sedimentary mineral formed by chemical precipitation through the evaporation of solutions rich in Calcium Bicarbonate. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. Calcite is colorless or white, but can become green, pink, peach, golden, orange, yellow, red, blue, grey, or black when other compounds blend with it during formation. Calcite releases electrical impluses when placed under pressure and is an energy amplifier. It is said to help the mind and body to remember – the mind, to remember information brought to bear during astral travel and channeling experiences; the body, to remember the state of perfection during disease in order to return to the natural state of flawlessness. It brings forth a polarizing prismatic energy, which engenders a spectrum of energy to clear and to activate all of the chakras. Placing Calcite, of the appropriate chakra color, upon the chakra, has not only cleared and activated that chakra, but has provided a “sweeping” action which cleared the remaining centers. It is an excellent stone when studying the arts and sciences.

Cats Eye Chrysoberyl – Of all commonly used – natural – gemstones, chrysoberyl is only surpassed by corundum and diamond in its hardness and brilliance. The name is derived from the Greek “golden beryl”, but it differs much from beryl both in chemical composition as in crystal structure. Chrysoberyl -as a gem – is yellow to green in color with two transparent varieties, namely the color changing Alexandrite and Cymophane (Chatoyant or Cats Eye Chrysoberyl ). In the chrysoberyl variety cymophane, microscopic tubelike cavities or needlelike inclusions occur in an orientation parallel to the c-axis producing a chatoyant effect known as “Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl”,  visible as a single ray of light passing across the crystal. Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl  has the longest history of gems in the chrysoberyl family. It was treasured in Asia before the birth of Christ and became quite well known in Rome by the end of the First Century. In the symbolic necklace of Vishnu, a green cats eye chrysoberyl represented the magnetic center of human passion.

Natural Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl is a stone of good fortune and good luck. It is said to bring serenity and happiness, along with optimism and generosity. It is used in crystal healing to bring forgiveness, balanced emtions, and self-esteem. Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl can enhance creativity and kindness. It is also a stone of protection.  Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl can act to stimulate intuition and to enhance awareness.  It activates and enhances the Third Eye chakra, and the ability to see beyond the ordinary. Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl renders the shadows at the edge of our perception in  focused detail, clarity and recognition.  It is effective in dispelling unwanted energy from one’s etheric fields. It also provides a protective energy to the user. Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl is said to help to make one feel at ease with oneself as well as with others. It is also said to stimulate one’s problem solving capabilities by providing a more in depth understanding of the details involved.  Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl l is said to assist one in striving for excellence, and to bring peace of mind and increased self-confidence by helping one to more fully understand the fact that one already has all that one needs to succeed within oneself.

Carnelian – is a member of the Chalcedony family, as well as the alternate birthstone for the month of July, the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Virgo and a 2nd (sacral/naval) chakra gemstone. Carnelian grounds and anchors one into their present surroundings.  It improves and stimulates analytical capabilities and clarifies perception. It motivates success in business, aids positive life choices and dispels apathy. Carnelian heals the etheric body and clears extraneous thoughts in meditation. Carnelian has the capacity to clean negativity from other stones. Useful in work on the first through fourth chakras; it can increase physical energy, personal power, creativity and compassion. Carnelian  can awaken ones inherent talents. It protects against envy, fear and rage, and helps to banish sorrow. It can assist one in drama and in pursuits related to theatrical presentations.

Chalcedony – is a type of quartz. It is said to gently relieve depression and improve one’s frame of mind. It is used to lessen hostility and bring emotional stability. It is considered a sacred stone by many Native American tribes and used for ceremonies. Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will and enhances group stability. It can be used to assist thought transmission and telepathy. This stone absorbs negative energy and then dissipates it to prevent onward transmission. In ancient times, chalices would be formed out of Chalcedony and lined with silver. They were said to prevent poisoning. Chalcedony brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Instilling feelings of benevolence and generosity, it removes hostility and transforms melancholy into joy. It eases self-doubt and facilitates constructive inward reflection, creating an open and enthusiastic persona. Chalcedony is also reported to be a miracle stone, bringing apparent miracles to our plane of existence.  Chalcedony also has energies of quartz. It is used in folk healing and crystal healing for heavy metal toxicity, senility, demential, and mental stability. Chalcedony is related to the chakras by color, and can help stabilize all chakras.

Charoite – (pronounced Shar-oh-ite) is a rare mineral found only in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia – near the Chara River, hence it’s name. It is a 6th (brow/third-eye) and 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. Usually translucent lavender to purple in color, it is referred to as a chatoyant gemstone, which means it has a pearly, swirling and shimmering luster. Charoite is a stone for this age. It provides for synthesis between the heart and crown chakras and combines the higher spiritual dimensions with unconditional love from the physical plane. It allows one to recognize, to integrate, and to understand those attributes exhibited on the physical plane which are thought to emit a negative vibration; hence, facilitating the acceptance of others, regardless of the development and/or actualization level in which they appear. This mineral provides for transmutation of negativity and for grounding to the spiritual self. It can be useful in cleansing the auric body, filling the chakras with a loving spiritual emotion of purity, and in assisting one in comprehension of self-inflicted “lessons”. It enhances ones “giving” nature, opening the heart to allow one to “see” with love, and to recognize the connection between “All”. Also known as “The stone of Spirit”, Charoite enhances self-esteem and accelerates spiritual growth.  It provides for transmutation of negativity and the grounding of the spiritual self.  Useful in cleansing the auric body, combines higher spiritual dimensions with unconditional love.  Charoite ssists in second-sight and visioning.  A stone for transformation, bestower of good, it integrates the heart chakra and crown chakra with the spirit of the perfect self.

Chrysocolla – (pronounced Kris-oh-cola) is a blue – green member of the Quartz family, also known as Gem Silica, it is found near Copper deposits and is often confused with Turquoise. It is a 4th (heart), 5th (throat) and 6th (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. Chrysocolla aids personal confidence and speaking the truth.  Tranquil and sustaining, it enhances meditaion and communication.  Promotes harmony, revitalizes and calms the base, navel and solar plexus chakras.  At the throat chakra, it gives strength and balance in expression and communication.  It purifies the home and enviroment, works to eliminate negativity from within.  Chrysocolla enhances physical vitality and inner strength. It helps to ease emotional heartache and gives renewed strength and balance, and increases ones capacity to love. It can produce great inner strength, helping one to sustain during trying times. It promotes harmony, decreases negative emotions, furthers ones understanding of others and helps one to recognize there is more to life than that which is evidenced in materiality. It imparts an energy conducive to stabilizing the home and re-building relationships.

Chrysoprase – (pronounced Kris-oh-praise), is a form of Chalcedony, that is apple green in color. Chrysoprase is the alternate birhtstone for the month of May and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. Used for balancing of the yin-yang energy and alignment of the chakras with the ethereal plane. It activates, opens and energizes the heart chakra, bringing the necessary energy to the physical body, through the loving energy of the heart. It instills a state of grace within the user/wearer, facilitates deeper meditative states and compassion. It provides a non-judgmental attitude, an acceptance of others and of self. It can also help to heal a broken heart. It has been used to encourage fidelity in business and personal affairs.

Citrine – is the golden or yellow member of the Quartz family and is the alternate birthstone for the month of November and a 2nd (sacral/naval) chakra gemstone. Citrine is one of the two minerals on the planet which does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it; therefore, it never needs clearing or cleansing. As the “Stone of prosperity”, Citrine attracts wealth and success.It energizes and invigorates, increasing motivation and physical energy, and activating creativity.  Citrine is a positive influence in the areas of education, business pursuits, and relationships.  It dissipates negative energy, promotes inner calm.  Citrine balances yin and yang energy. It also cleanses the aura and aligns the etheric body with physical body. It is also known as the “merchant stone”; placing a crystal or cluster of Citrine in ones cash box has produced more income for the merchant. It not only assists in acquiring wealth, but also helps to maintain the state of wealth. Citrine is can ber used for aligning the chakras with the ethereal plane, it activates, opens and energizes the navel and solar plexus chakras, creating personal power, creativity and intelligent decisions. Especially in faceted form, it stimulates the crown chakra, being quite helpful in problem solving. It also helps stimulate mental focus and endurance. It is an excellent stone for smoothing family or group problems.

Cinnabar – Cinnabar is from the Persian zinjifrah, meaning “dragon’s blood,” alluding to its red color. It is transparent to opaque in appearance and is usually a tint or shade of red  and occurs in Red-brown to scarlet. Cinnabar is important for full manifestation of our life’s path. It helps us mold our reality to our desires by manifesting energy into physical form. It removes any blockages that keep us from aligning with our Higher Self. It is an ideal stone for creative people and business owners by helping them actualize their dreams and create prosperity. Cinnabar is a main stone for attracting abundance and wealth.  It increases persuasiveness and assertiveness in selling, and aids in prospering in one’s endeavors without inciting aggression.  It also assists organization and community work, business, and finance.  Is helpful when you want to enhance your persona or change your image as it invests a person with dignity and power.  It makes the outward demeanor aesthetically pleasing and elegant.  It releases energy blockages and aligns the energy centers. This mineral attracts abundance and has been called the “merchants stone”.  It assist the merchant in acquiring wealth and maintain the state of wealth.  It increases persuasiveness and assertiveness in selling, aids in prospering in one’s endeavors without inciting aggression.  It is also beneficial in organization and community work, business and finance.  It connects one with the source of all being and helpful when you want to enhance your persona or change your image as it invests a person with dignity and power.  This stone connects to the acceptance of everything being perfect exactly as it is.  It releases energy blockages and aligns the energy centers.  It is said that Cinnabar heals and purifies blood, and imparts strength and flexibility to the physical body.  It can stabilize weight and enhances fertility. Cinnabar is a mixed blessing, because it has some helpful qualities, but can also be poisonous because it is very soft and contains mercury. It is recommended that you NOT handle cinnabar any more than necessary. Wash hands after use, keep away from heat and heat sources.

Clear/Crystal Quartz – is the clear, or crystal member of the Quartz family. Clear Quartz, Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal Quartz is the alternate birthstone for the month of April and can be applied to any chakra. It is referred to as rock crystal in the lapidary/rock hound world. Quartz is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul. Traditionally, the natural Quartz crystal was said to both harmonize and align human energies – thought, consciousness, emotions – with the energies of the universe and to make these greater energies available to humanity. The natural tendency of Quartz is for harmony, and it is recognized as a “stone of power”. Quartz crystals can be used to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power and can provide for clarity in thinking to enable thoughts to more effectively influence matter and can be used to communicate with minerals, plants, animal, and intelligent forces outside of the physical dimension. Quartz is also said to dispel negativity in ones energy field and environment, as well as aligning the chakras, making it a very powerful healer.

Columbite-Tantalite – Within the Columbite-Tantalite ore, resonates the unique vibrational properties of Niobium and Tantalum. Both impart strength of character, deflecting unwanted energies, and extraordinarily resistance to negative energy and heated situations. Niobium and Tantalum increases flexibility while maintaining ones inner strength, shielding against corrosive environments, and increases physical endurance and emotional equilibrium. Combined, these two elements provide a positive sphere of protection and influence, powerfully grounding while maintaining ones high frequency state. They increase physical as well as mental / spiritual energy, patience and endurance. Niobium and Tantalum enhance clear thinking, assisting in decision-making, with inspirational flashes of insight with respect to problem solving.

Tantalum increases ones radiance, while preventing physical as well as mental / spiritual burnout. It helps to relieve stress, irritation and discomfort. Tantalum provides a medium / bridge between the physical and the spiritual, assisting with the energetic merging of the two. As a resonant capacitor, Tantalum can be used to store energy, to resonate with higher frequencies, or to link spiritual and physical forces.

Niobium’s superconductivity and enhanced magnetic field properties create the phenomenon of zero electrical resistance and the exclusion of the interior magnetic field. Very high states of be-ing / resonance can be maintained, with little if any energy loss. One is transported beyond the 3rd dimensional boundaries while maintaining a grounded physical connection. While in this state, one is able to work in possibility waves, fractal consciousness, and the true nature of reality.

Columbite-Tantalite ore generates a resonant light field, geometrically in proportion following the golden mean sacred geometry by size. With this stone, size does matter. A larger specimen will generate a much larger geometrically factored field than a smaller one. With this in mind, one large piece will have a much stronger and larger field than the same weight in smaller pieces. The analogy I use would be to compare the output of a 10 watt flashlight to ten 1 watt penlights. The flashlight will be much brighter, reaching out much further in illumination than the ten penlights used together.

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Copper – is a mineral of energy and mental agility. In legend, copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates mental agility, and quick wit. Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the subtle energies emanating from higher planes.  Copper provides a harmonic connection between the physical and astral bodies and aligns the subtle bodies.  Bestower of good, bringing benefit and “luck” to the user.

Coral – comes from the sea and is the vacated housing of a marine animal. Colours include black, pink, red, white and blue. It represents diplomacy and concurrence and it is also said to quiet the emotions and bring peace to the self within. It facilitates intuition, imagination and visualisation, and helps to both understand and to use the qualities of the mystic – it can bring you into communication with the past spiritual masters of this world and can expedite and accelerate the transfer of knowledge. Coral can also be used to strengthen both the circulatory system and the bones of the body. It can be used to stimulate tissue regeneration and has been used to nourish the blood cells. It is also helpful in the treatment of disorders of the spinal canal, the alimentary canal, the nervous system and the thalamus.

Pink Coral – represents continuity, activity and structure. It is a building block of human physiology. It helps to stimulate sensitivity with respect to your own emotions and physical condition. It stimulates and activates the heart chakra and enhances the intuitive aspects of love. Pink Coral also helps you to act in a caring manner supported by the knowledge that the bonds of love connect everyone and everything. In addition it assists to maintain both awareness and continuity during the normal ebb and flow of your life. It can be used in treatment of disorders of the heart, breasts, stomach and reproductive organs.

Covellite (Covelline) – is high energy stone that is excellent for psychic and intuitive work of many kinds. It can enhance intuitive and psychic abilities, and is a very good meditation stone. It strengthens the connection to the higher self. It can also help open to past life recall and ancient Atlantean and other knowledges. Mentally it is useful in finding and seeing solutions to problems and ways to accomplish goals. Emotionally it relieves despondency, depression, and anxiety. Covellite enhances communication skills and brings a postivie outlook, encouraging positive speech. It can assist in transforming conscious dreams into realities, allowing us to maintain humility of spirit and to recognise that energy, properly directed and understood can bring miracles into our lives. Covellite helps us to be reflective, acting as a mirror, showing the defective reasoning which leads to problems.  Physically covellite has been known to be helpful with problems with the ears, nose, mouth, and sinuses. Covellite has been used to stimulate disordered cells to re-order themsleves and to purge any toxins within the body. Covellite is related to the third eye chakra.

Dalmatian Jasper – is a “spotted” member of the Jasper family. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. It enhances the sense of brotherhood, goodwill and benevolence. It is said to increase loyalty and to be very beneficial for long-term relationships. It helps one to see their inner strengths and weaknesses, and encourages grounding to both the Earth and in reality. It can be used for protection from nightmares, depression and negative thinking. It is particularly beneficial for people who have trouble relaxing and having fun.

Dumortierite -is a type of dark blue Quartz. It is an excellent stone for patience. Dumortierite can provide grounding in love matches and clears unsettled areas in relationships.  It helps one recognize the potential of any or all with whom one is involved.  It can stimulate verbalization of spiritual ideas and provide stamina when one is subjected to harsh enviroments.  Dumortierite provides insight and help to understand the cause of dis-ease.

Emerald – is one of the earliest known gem minerals to man. Emerald is the green variety of beryl, of which aquamarine is the blue variety. Chemically it is a beryllium-aluminum silicate whose color is due to small quantities of chromium compounds. It has been assigned a very large number of occult properties over the last 6000 years. Some of these Traditional beliefs are that emerald is a symbol of immortality, it is good for the eyes and eyesight, it cures snakebites, encourages and preserves chastity, cures dysentery, prevents epilepsy, promotes cleverness, courage, eloquence, honesty, prosperity and a great number of other beneficial qualities.

Stone of successful love”, it is said to provide domestic bliss, sensitivity and loyalty. Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra.  Useful for opening the heart chakra and is said to bring success in legal affairs. A powerful stone of psychic insight, prophecy and abundance, inspiring calm, clear assurance. It allows access to the mystery we hold deepest in our hearts, thereby healing and activating our highest hearts desire. The emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. It was thought to preserve love.

The emerald has long been the symbol of hope. It is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy. For some the emerald acts as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind. Emerald is said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom. In several cultures the emerald was the symbol for fertilizing rain. In the Christian faith it is the symbol of faith and hope. In general it can be said that emerald is believed to protect against illnesses, physical danger and evil and that it can improve your mind and character. The astrological signs of emerald are Taurus, Gemini and Aries. Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May.

Fancy Agate – see Agate.

Fire Opal – is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory. Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change. Opal is a  silicate, containing water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). With this comes less inhibition, more spontaneity, free visualization, clearer imagination, and more vivid dreams.  Fire opals are an enhancer of personal power, awakening the inner fire, as well as protection against danger.  It is a symbol of hope, an energy amplifier, facilitating change and process.  It supports through emotional turmoil, and is a wonderful stone in releasing and letting go of the past. Opals are thought to be very magical because of the distinct patterns of color which seem to move while viewing.  The color play includes: green, blue, yellow, red, and purple.   The energy of the fire opal allow us to look deeply within to understand ourselves in a better way.  A great choice if you are looking for your purpose in life. Fire opal brings vitality and a creative energy to endeavors. Some find the fire opal to be energizing, giving strength and endurance in stressful times.  Other people like to meditate with fire opal, it is very easy to get into this meditative state by simply gazing at the incredible colors of this opal. Mexican Fire Opal is also a stone of sensuality and sexuality, enhancing those energies. It is often used in clairaudience as well. Fire Opal is said to help with headache pain. It is associated with the lower chakras.

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Fluorite – (pronounced Floor-ite) and Rainbow Fluorite are known to bring order to chaos. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. It helps to impart impartiality and unbiased, detached reasoning in situations where it’s beneficial to both sides to act objectively. It increases ones ability to concentrate by balancing the positive and negative relationships of the mind. It also provides a stabilizing energy, helping relationships, groups and individuals to flourish in a way that is beneficial to all. It is a perfect gift for someone who is ill, as it helps to nourish the energies of the body, and provides purification, cleansing and elimination of that which is in disorder. An important healer and balancer, Fluoriter opens the Heart, Throat and Brow chakra for clarity, overview and seeing additional truths / realities. It also relieves anxiety & insomnia.

By Color / Shape:  Blue: Karmic impasses resolved, atonement relieved. Chinese Rainbow: Brings order to chaos. Helps clarify one’s emotions to aid in objective decision making. Clear/Purple: Objectivity; clears the way for new things, upliftment, aura cleanse. Enhances other gems.  Octahedron: Aligns spirit with physical plane, inner with outer awareness & two sides of the brain. Green: Stills mind & heart, harmonizes & recharges all chakras. Yellow/Orange: Focus, cooperation, group alignment. Lavender: Well-being, serenity, peace, connection with Universe, God, Eternal Life Force.

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Freshwater Pearl – see Mother of Pearl and Pearl.

Fulgurite  – a natural hollow glass tubes formed in sand by lightning strikes. Naturally forming fulgurite is a very rare phenomenon. When lightning strikes the ground, it  heats up to around 1800 degrees. In the right kinds of sand this will form tubes that trace the path of the lightning. For this reason the structures are also known as Petrified Lightning.
Enhances communication on the physical plane. Strengthens connections with other worlds, can be used to alleviate distractions and to intensify concentration, can also facilitate clairaudient experiences and flashes of insight.

Garnet – is known as the “stone of health” and is the birthstone for the month of January, the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Aquarius and is a 1st (base/root) and 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. Garnet is used to extract negative energy from the chakras and transmuting the energy to the beneficial state. It has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, South American Indians, Aztecs, African tribal elders and the Mayans. It enhances ones internal fire and creativity. Also known as a “stone of commitment”, the loving powers of Garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding. It balances and stimulates the development and movement of the Kundalini and stimulates both the base and crown chakras. Garnet produces an energy which is predisposed to discourage chaotic, disruptive and disorganized growth. Like Fluorite, it can be used to bring order to chaos.

Geodes – (pronounced Gee-odes) are usually spherical stones which contain a cavity lined with a crystalline structure (Amethyst, Citrine, Quartz, Calcite, etc.) growing toward the center of the stone. Known to assist in the pursuit of mathematics, Geodes also allow one to both recognize and analyze the total picture prior to making a decision. They also assist one in attaining highly effective communication skills and furthers ones connection to the higher forces and the higher planes, stimulating the bridge of association with those of like pursuits.

Golden Healer Quartz – is quartz glowing with a distinctive golden hue. The golden hue is bestowed by a wash of iron hydrate on or near the outer surface of the crystal. Golden Healer crystals are master healers, accessing the gold ray, the highest vibration of light the human body can receive and sustain, raising the body’s frequency, to dissolve and release blockage or foreign energies, replenish on a cellular level, and restore the body’s natural pace and harmony.

Goldstone – is a man-made type of glass made with Copper. It is said to be a Master Healer, stabilizing emotions and aiding in staying calm. Goldstone is used as an energy generator, and like a diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies. It reminds us to set goals that are lofty and work to attain them. Goldstone is effective when you are sending healing energies from the heart, throat and third-eye chakras. It is thought to increase the healing energies emanating from the hands and is often used for long distance healing. Technically this is a man-mad stone, but since it contains Copper, it is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Heliodor – is a yellow or golden form of beryl, it has always been linked with the sun, and even takes it’s name from that celestial body. The Greeks believed that heliodor contained the power and warmth of the sun and that it was responsible for the alternation of day and night.  This strong belief is reflected in the name itself, for the Greek meaning of heliodor is “gift of the sun”. Heliodor is a crystal for use in personal will issues, such as assertiveness, confidence, mental strength, discrimination and personal power. Working with Heliodor brings about manifestation by accessing spiritual energies and turning them into physical reality. Heliodor is a great stone for physical well being, abundant awareness and revitalising our energies. It can assist in finding our lifes mission or purpose. Heliodor acts like the suns golden rays transforming lower energies and aligning us with Divine will. Heliodor is said to enhance one’s intuition and to improve one’s communicative abilities. Heliodor also is said to make one more compassionate and sympathetic towards others. It is a high energy stone, resonating with the pituitary glands, and aids in spiritual and psychic development. Psychologically, heliodor brings equilibrium to the wearer and gives them courage for life and living.  It promises the wearer charisma and personality.  It can stimulate the mind and promote a clear head, especially in negotiations and mentally demanding work. All beryls have been worn to prevent fascination, or what would today be called deliberate psychic manipulation, such as practiced by evangelists, some salespersons and politicians.

Hematite – (pronounced He-ma-tight) is known as the “stone for the mind” and is a 1st (base/root) chakra gemstone. It helps one to sort things out and can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. It assists one in mathematical pursuits and in the development of both mental and manual dexterity.  Grounds, protects and balances, boosts self-esteem.  Aids concentration, focus, will power and confidence.  Dissolves negativity, provides for a calming atmosphere.  Facilitates the balancing of the yin-yang energies and the meridians within the body, utilizing the magnetic qualities of the stone.  Provides tranquility and emotion clarity. It can be used to stimulate the desire for, and attainment of, peace, self control and inner happiness. It has been said to attract “kind” love and help one enter a loving relationship.

Hemimorphite – is a mineral, which can be used to decrease ‘self-centeredness’ and to encourage the state of egoless-ness while facilitating the staying power of the self. It allows you to take responsibility for happiness or unhappiness, for crating your own personal reality, and for recognizing and utilizing the powers of self-concept. It can further enhance your self-esteem helping to maintain the honesty of your own relationship with reality. It is an excellent stone to assist in growing towards an egoless self-confidence and self-respect. It assists with relieving feelings of hostility and anger and smoothing emotional irritations. It also reinforces understanding of the origin of the aggravations so that future situations can be deterred. Hemimorphite is said to bring good luck, a discerning mind and a charming manner. It also provides symmetry between the physical plane and the other planes of existence (including emotional, intellectual, astral) allowing you to grow simultaneously on all planes. It also assists in self-transformation, personal evolution and maintaining or regaining health. It also emits an energy, which encourages you to develop inner strengths and resources, to live a joyous and creative life, and to contribute to the well-being of the social structure of all humanity. Hemimorphite can help you to understand and to utilize the powerful ancient techniques of healing. It is useful for treatment of disorders of the blood and cellular composition, soothes ulcers and reduces pain. It has also been used to provide support during dieting, body maintenance, shaping and agility.

Herkimer Diamond Quartz – is known as the stone of attunement. Herkimer Diamond crystals empower the self, providing the energy to create and manifest visions into being. As a master crystal, they are powerful amplifiers for spiritual growth, surrounding the user in light and the clarity it brings. Unique among the quartz family of crystals, natural Herkimer Diamond Quartz energizes, enlivens, promotes creativity, clears chakras and electromagnetic pollution or radioactivity, and is a powerful attune-ment crystal. Herkimer Diamond Quartz stimulates psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, spiritual vision, and telepathy, linking into guidance from higher dimensions and promotes dream recall. It can also be used to access past-life information to recognize blockages or resistance to spiritual growth. The crystals facilitates gentle release and transformation, bringing forward your soul’s purpose. It activates the light body (merkabah). It energizes all the chakras and opens channels for spiritual energy flow. Herkimer Diamond crystals attunes people and links them together, when they part each person should retain one crystal. It also enhances telepathy and attunes healers and their patients.

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Howlite – (pronounced How-light) is a 6th (brow/third-eye) and 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. It can be used to calm communications, facilitate awareness and encourage emotional expression. It combines the power of reasoning with observation and patience. It spurs one toward the ambition to reach ones goals and assist in eliminating hesitation with respect to action. Howlite can be used to eliminate pain, stress and rage; hence, it is quite nice to have around.

Hypersthene – is a excellent stone for those who are looking for answers. Just having a piece in your pocket can bring answers effortlessly. Hypesthene is also good for people who are overly critical or irritable. It reduces the negative aspects of pride. It is also known to energize ones self-respect and to dispel negativity. It helps to overcome shyness and can help one be at ease in social situations. It can open the door to desired opportunities when its energies are directed to that area. It is a good stone for relationships, both personal and business. Clairaudience is enhanced, bringing information from higher realms.

Infinite – called “The Healer’s Stone”. Particularly useful for healers, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and others who have an ongoing need for healing energies. A soothing and calming stone, it can be used to draw pain out from affected areas. It does, however, need to be cleansed regularly. It is excellent for the treatment of joints, muscles, connective tissue, and is excellent at pain relief. Aids past life memory and balances physical, mental & spiritual bodies. Clears clouded auras and helps raise the Kundalini. It has also been called a miracle-working, loving angelic energy stone.

Iolite – (pronounced Eye-oh-light) is a 5th (throat) and 6th (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It is also known as “water sapphire” or Cordierite. It is a pleochroic gemstone, which means when viewed from different angles it displays different colors, however, is normally a dark blue to violet color. Used to stimulate the third eye and helps one to change “painlessly”, with the change being toward spiritual growth. It balances the male/female aspects of ones character, creating harmony with the self. Its energy helps to release discord from ones life, allowing for progression toward perfection in this world and the next. It is also used in the elimination of debts and to facilitate acceptance of responsibility and excellence in ones endeavors and money management.

Jade – is known as the “dream stone” and also as a “stone of fidelity”, bringing realization to ones potential and devotion to one purpose. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. It is used to release suppressed emotions via the dream process by placing a piece of Jade under your pillow prior to sleep. Revered by the Mayan and Chinese cultures, it facilitates peace within the physical, emotional and intellectual structures, as well as within the material world. A “sacred” protective stone, it facilitates harmony.  Jade is said to bless that which it touches.  It releases negative thoughts, soothing the mind.  Jade is said to balance male and female energies, and between partner and self.  Symbol of purity and serenity, it increases love.  Jade is said to provide confidence, attainment of self-assuredness, self-reliance and self-sufficiency. It is said to bring the user a long and fruitful life with a gentle transition from this body to the spiritual world.

Jasper – Jasper is a stone of protection. It protects against negativity and aids in grounding one to the stabilizing energies of the earth. Jasper can be used to align the energy of the chakras and to integrate the attributes of the chakras, such that astral excursions can be affected. Jasper balances the Yin-Yang energies and also balances the physical, intellectual and emotional bodies with their etheric energies. Jasper stabilizes the aura, providing a cleansing effect to smooth dysfunctional energies and eliminating negative energies. Each color and variation has slightly different properties and purposes, from abundance to healing and protection.

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Kauai Golden Calcite – Kauai Golden CalciteCalcite is a world teacher for all of humanity, facilitating macrocosmic awareness, empathy, and appreciation of the creative forces of nature.  It encourages us to accomplish our goals and find the ways and means of achieving them. Calcite can form in many different shapes and is extremely versatile and mutable.  Many of the Kauai Golden Calcite crystals are tetrahedral and  “Stellar Beam” in nature.  This configuration is one of the most advanced geometric forms of calcite.  A tetrahedron is the platonic solid corresponding with the element fire, of which Kauai was created.  This geometric structure has the power to link multi-dimensional realities.  Kauai “Stellar Beam” calcite projects the highest possible golden rays of shining light into your environment.  They continuously beam inter-dimensional frequencies, which serve to accelerate the spiritual growth process.  They are also powerful altarpieces, bringing forth a polarizing prismatic energy, multi-directional in distribution, which engenders a spectrum of energy to clear and activate all of the charkas.

Kunzite – is known as a stone of ‘balance’,  it works to create a balance between the physical and emotional bodies. Kunzite activates the heart chakra and stimulates deep feelings of love, peace and relaxation. It is also said to dissolve negativity, promote maturity, increase sensuality, refresh the mind, deepen meditation and align the chakras. Kunzite is said to help to combat feelings of inferiority, inhibition and depression, and it also has a pronounced calming effect on the heart. Kunzite is known to ease tension of tight muscles, and it is especially good for the nerves and muscles of the shoulders and neck.  It creates a calmness in dealing with situations beyond your control. Kunzite is said to help one to understand and interact better with others, to help heal “broken hearts”, to relieve stress and anger, and to bring love, peace and harmony. It is also a stone that removes obstacles. It’s most favorable use is for removing emotional blockages from your history, especially childhood stress and trauma.  Kunzite will help you to see the blockage, and to understand what needs to be done. For those who are erratic in their thinking, use Kunzite to allow you to focus on your task at hand. Kunzite works well with other stones, especially its sister, Hiddenite.  Kunzite also has a fair amount of lithium in its chemical composition,  lithium has been proven to relieve depression.  Kunzite does not cure depression, but it does help and assist one to deal with it.

Kyanite – is a gemstone that does not accumulate negative energies, and it therefore never need to be cleansed or cleared. Mystical stone of *Truth & Serenity*, it brings calmness and tranquility. Aligns all chakras automatically and immediately. Clears the energy field and creates a protective shield. The color of integrity, it enhances creativity, broadens perspectives, bringing guidance and faith. With its unlimited energy, never needs to be cleansed or cleared. Green Kyanite is particularly good for balancing the heart chakra and maintaining heart balance. Blue kyanite is associated with the throat and third eye chakra and is an excellent crystal for communication & meditation. As the energy of kyanite is all but unlimited, it is said to be one of the best gemstones for use as an attunement stone. Kyanite is known to induce tranquility and calm, as well as enhancing communication and psychic awareness. Kyanite is also used as a tool for meditation and relaxation, as it eases, enhances and supports meditation efforts. It is useful in opening the third eye chakra, and to enhance creativity, broaden perception and enhancing the reach to better understand others. It is an ideal stone for wearing around the neck , as it has beneficial effects on the throat chakra. It will promote the ability to speak more easily and express oneself more clearly, and will even assist in learning a new language. Kyanite is said to foster tranquilly, having a positive effect on ones dreams, visualization and foresightedness. Kyanite has several known uses for chakra balancing. It is used to align all chakra automatically and immediately, without even conscious direction. It may also be used to alight the layers of the aura, specifically the astral, ethereal, emotional, intellectual and spiritual layers, although this may take some conscious direction. Kyanite is supposed to bring out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thought visualizations. It enhances creative expression and provides clarity to discern truth, loyalty, reliability and serenity. Kyanite is also used to facilitate astral and inter-dimensional travel. A white light generator, Kyanite creates a protective shield, blocking and dispersing negative energy. It is can also be used to cleanse other crytals, people and locations.

Labradorite – (pronounced Lab-ra-door-ite) is a 6th (brow/third-eye) and 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. It represents the “temple of stars”, assisting one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It assists one to traverse changes, attracting strength and perseverance. It also enhances patience and an inner knowing of “the right time”. It allows for recognition that humanity represents the “Being of Light”, transcending the limitations of the past and the thoughts of the future, and embracing the infinite possibilities of the moment. A protective stone, Labradorite deflects unwanted energies from the aura and prevents energy loss.  It helps to keep the aura clear and balanced.  It aligns physical and etheric bodies, raises consciousness and grounds the spiritual energies into the body.  Labradorite assists one to transverse changes, attacting strength and perserverance.  Promotes the synthesis of intellectual thought with intuitive, mystical, and psychic wisdom.  Labradorite can be used to access ones spiritual purpose.

Larimar – is a stone for Earth healing.  It represents peace and clarity, emitting an energy of healing and love.  It has been used to stimulate the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras, facilitating inner wisdom and outer manifestation.  It helps one to “see” the self from outside of the realm of personal reality, inspiring and encouraging one toward improvement in the actualization of ones realities on the spiritual and physical planes.  It can also be used to bring serenity to an environment and provide a message of loving energy.

Lapis Lazuli – is a stone said to have existed since before “time was born” and known as a “stone of total awareness”, helping expand awareness and intellectual capacity. Lapis Lazuli is the alternate birthstone for the month of September and is a 6th (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It helps one to remain objective and provides clarity and mental endurance. It can assist one in the organization of ones life and in the routine day to day activities. Revered by the Hebrews and Egyptians, it helps one to overcome depression and enhances the state of serenity and self acceptance. It is said to bring cheer to the user and bring success in relationships. A stone of protection and enlightenment, expanding awareness, enhancing dream work and psychic abilities.  Protects the wearer from physical and psychic attacks.  Stimulates higher faculties of the mind, promoting objectivity and clarity.  Harmonizes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.  It is said to bring cheer to the user and success in relationships.  Activates and energizes the throat and brow chakras. It has been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks.

Lemurian Jade – is an amazing combination of jades and pyrites and, according to geologists, these materials should not have been able to blend together.  Lemurian Jade connects you to the ancient land of Lemuria, a mythic land whose ancient mountain peaks are now thought to be the Hawaiian islands. With its mystical blend of jade and pyrite, Lemurian Jade combines the energies of two goddesses linked with Lemuria, Kuan Yin and Pele.  Kuan Yin, the Goddess and Avatar of Compassion, is the bodhisattva who refused to ascend to heaven as long as even one person suffers on earth. The Goddess Pele is She-Who-Shapes-the Sacred-Land and is associated with the volcano Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii.  According to Melody, jade is a dream stone energized to the Master Number 11 (“I am also you”). Green jade is especially aligned with Kuan Yin. Pyrite uplifts and grounds at the same time and can be used as a protective stone. Pyrite’s shiny yellow surface reflects negativity and acts as a shield.  By combining Kuan Yin’s serene love with Pele’s fiery passion, Lemurian jade becomes a perfect stone for meditation and commitment, helping the meditator to “burn” or release the past.

Lemurian Seed Crystals  – These beautiful crystals come from the Diamantina region of Brazil, famous for its long, tapered laser wands. The Lemurian Seed Crystals differ in structure, exhibiting ladder-like grooves crossing the bodies and have unusually clear interiors. A surprising number are Dow crystals, and many have a slight pink cast to them.  These crystals are coded, programmed with the Lemurian consciousness vibrations. When one works with them the crystals can infuse one with the pure emotional/intuitive/spiritual awareness of the Lemurians.  These wands are excellent to use in healing energy work for the removal of strong energy blockages. The Lemurian Vibration programmed into these wands opens the heart chakra, allows for healing and expression of divine love and compassion and is excellent to cut the outdated emotional ties that bind one to another person.

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Lepidocrosite – is a rare gem associated with integrity, love, and clarity of thought. When found within quartz crystal, Lepidocrosite can help to promote grounding and centering, while acting as a stimulus to intellectual pursuits. It is extremely beneficial in clearing any mental confusion, and to expanding and retaining knowledge. Lepidocrosite is also excellent for all those on an “ascension” path, helping to awaken and enhance communication with the Higher Self, and the Angelic and ethereal realms. Wonderful for use in Reiki treatments, promoting and transferring of energy to the area of need and releasing blockages.

Lepidolite – (pronounced La-pee-doh-light) is a form of Mica and is known as the “stone of transition” and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. It is said to help one through a variety of life situations and assisting one to change old patterns. It gently induces change and to allow for a smooth passage. It activates the throat and heart chakras, the third eye and the intellect. It is used to reduce stress and alleviate despondency. Its energy is refreshing and slightly sentimental, by assisting in the transformation of lesser spiritual ideals to those of universal light, hope and acceptance. It is an excellent stone for business pursuits and can induce the attribute of self love, bringing a child like love and acceptance to the user and assist on with openness and honesty. Lepidolite stimulates intellect, reduces stress and overcomes insomnia.  Protects against electromagnetic pollution.  An excellent stone for business pursuits, combining the energy of diplomacy with direction and communication.  It activates the throat, heart, third eye and crown chakras, bringing cosmic awareness.

Malachite – (pronounced Mal-ah-kite) is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone and is known as the “stone of transformation”, assisting one in changing situations and providing for the transfer of sacred information leading to spiritual evolution. It helps in the clearing and activation of all the chakras, especially the heart and throat chakras. It helps one to accept responsibility for ones actions, circumstances and actuality, bringing understanding and intuitive answers. It can create an unobstructed path, leading to a desired goal. It also represents fidelity in love and friendship, loyalty in partnerships and business transactions.

Mangano Calcite – The “Reiki Stone”, it has a gentle but powerful energy, and is an excellent complement to Reiki and Seichim. A calming stone, it eases and heals the heart chakra and relieves anxiety, stress and tension. It fills the heart with universal love and self-love. It removes fears of all kinds and reduces nightmares. Also a stone of forgiveness, bringing unconditional love into our hearts and releasing past fear and grief. A wonderful stone to use when studying the arts and sciences, it can enhance our memory and is particularly effective against laziness. It is an excellent crystal for those who have lost hope.

Meteorite – Rarer than a diamond, Meteorite originates from outer space.  Meteorites are held sacred in many cultures and revered around the world as the most magical metal available.  Used for balancing and aligning the bodies. Meteorite enhances communications.It symbolizes the aptitude and strength required for endurance.  Meteorite provides introspection to the thoughts of enlightened beings and assists in the actualization of the purpose of our presence.

Moldavite – is the product of a meteor collision with Earth nearly 15 million years ago. It fell over what is now called the Moldau River Valley in Czechoslovakia. These green Gems are among the most rare minerals on earth. They have been prized by humans for thousands of years and are still given as gifts from royalty to royalty. In legend, it is believed Moldavite was the green stone in the Holy Grail and has the power to quicken ones spiritual evolution.

Even people not sensitive to the energies of stones, often feel the energy of Moldavite. many sense it as heat, tingling or pulsing sensation in their hand. Others feel a rush of energy through their body, usually upwards out the top of their head. Moldavite’s high vibrational energy is a powerful chakra opener, particularly at the heart and above. Sleeping with Moldavite activates the dream state. Wearing it helps manifest positive life changes.

Moldavite’s crystal properties are profound compared to the more subtle, earthly stones. Moldavite is said to connect the bearer with cosmic messengers, the higher self, and enlightened beings. When held in light, gazing at this stone should cause a shift in awareness; holding it, can cause the ‘Moldavite flush’ — a surge of energy and emotion causing the face to redden. Moldavite has an extremely high vibrational energy, raising the energy of those who wear it as jewelry, and those who use it in meditation or crystal healing. It also raises the vibration of other crystals.

This stone is most connected with the heart chakra, although its energy can open up any of the chakras. This is the crystal to ignite the Kundalini, to open the third eye chakra to learn about the potential outcome of future lives, to reach spiritual information found deep within the unconscious. Moldavite inspires the intellect and helps one let go of material attachments. Moldavite Tektite is clearly the ideal for those who are interested in New Age spirituality and seeking a powerfully metaphysical stone.

Moonstone – is a variety of Feldspar and is the alternate birthstone for the month of June and a 6th (brow/third-eye) and 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. Once called the “traveler’s stone”, it was used for protection against the perils of travel and is a talisman of good fortune. It is said to keep closer that which is dear to one. Its energy is balancing, introspective, reflective and lunar. It is a stone for hoping and wishing; it allows one to absorb that which is needed from the universal energies, not necessarily, that which is wanted. It helps one to realize the “ups and downs” and to gracefully acknowledge the changing cycles. It cleanses negativity from the chakras, enhancing the feminine side of ones nature, while providing for spiritual nourishment and sustenance, and a loving compassion to further assist one through all changes. It is also known to stimulate confidence and composure, as well as arouse tenderness within the self and to bring happiness to the environment in which it resides. “Stone of new beginnings”, connected to the moon and is balancing, introspective, reflective.  Enhances perception and discernment, aids empathy and intuition.  Cleanses negativity, while providing spiritual nourishment and sustenance.  Brings calmness coupled with awareness, provides the body with a sustaining force and stimulates the properties of rejuvenation.

Mookaite – is an Australian aboriginal healing stone that bestows strength. A stone of the “here and now”, it helps one balance the internal and external, and the acceptance of change.  It enhances flexible thinking and decision making.  Assists the realization that meditation may be possible during any activity. A very protective stone, particularly good as an emotional protector. Also beneficial when dealing with negative situations. In the physical realm it stabilizes health and fortifies the immune system. Mookaite is associated with the 3 lower chakras.

Morganite – is known both as an angel stone and a heart stone. It can bring love to one’s live or rekindle old love. As an angel stone, it is known to help with communicating with angels. Morganite also brings compassion, empathy, self-control, and patience. It can also balance emotions and ease the pain of separation. It has been said to be one of the highest frequency stones available. Morganite is associated primarily with the heart chakra, and can open, balance and clear this chakra. One of the highest frequency stones available, excellent activator, cleanser and stimulator for the heart chakra. Assists one to consciously align with the soul, unlocks compassion, empathy, self-control, and patience. Makes a wonderful tool for ascension. Helps with transiting from old emotional, mental and physical situations. Equalizes unbalanced energy.

Moss Agate – is a member of the Agate family with green or “moss like” inclusions. “The Gardener’s stone” due to its properties of helping ensure a full crop. Also brings general abundance, success, and prosperity. Helps one gain peace, self-confidence and higher self-esteem. A protective stone, as are all agates, it can reduce the difficulties associated with overcoming addictive behaviors. A stone of compatibility and friendship, it is associated with the heart chakra.  It is also believed to help improve circulation, enhance healing of all types. Green moss agate is said to assist in finding hidden treasure. It leads one toward agreeability, persuasiveness, strength in all endeavors and pursuits. It helps to improve ones ego and boost self esteem, by providing emotional balancing and strengthening of ones positive traits. It allows one to see the beauty within all that ones eyes touch. It is said to help one in the acquisition of riches and to bring one the powers of speed.

Mother of Pearl and Pearl – are known as the “stone of sincerity”. Pearl is the modern birthstone for the month of June (the original birthstone was Alexandrite, but since it has become so rare and expensive, Pearl was chosen as it’s replacement). It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”. Symbolizing faith, charity, innocence and purity, it enhances personal integrity and to help provide focus to ones attention. It is also used to inhibit boisterous behavior and provide reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others. Pearls Historically are symbolic of purity, innocence and faith, pearls enhance personal integrity and help clear the mind so that it can be a clean channel for wisdom and spiritual guidance. They were once thought to be the tears of gods. They bring centering and a calming reflection, as well as attune the wearer to the ebb and flow of life. They are said to give purity, promote faith, charity and integrity, especially personal integrity. Due to its watery and lunar elements, it is quite balancing for the emotions, especially to water signs. Pearls help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy. Being that a pearl is created by layer upon layer of substance produced to counteract irritation…it is very nurturing. It can lessen stress and it’s resulting maladies, such as hypertension, headaches, and exhaustion.

Nuummite – known to be “The oldest mineral in existence”, it is a powerful stone which brings to us the understanding of the power of the void in the potential of creation. Nuummite is also known as “The Magicians Stone”. The scintillating flashes in Nuummite assist in seeing beyond the outer facade of life, and allows one to access / see the inner reality that is present. It opens and activates all Chakras and allows all of them to synchronize and resonate in complete harmony. It does the same with all of our physical / energetic / spiritual bodies. As a  protective stone, Nuummite strengthens the auric shield, providing a grounded presence within the depth of the ages.

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Onyx – is a black variety of Chalcedony and is the alternate birthstone for the month of February, the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Leo and is a 1st (base/root) chakra gemstone. It has been used to banish grief, to enhance self control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It helps one to absorb, from the universe, those energies which are needed. It further helps one to follow the path alone, promoting the recognition of personal strengths and assisting one in the understanding of the reality of the moment. It helps one to become the master of ones own future. It can also be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.

Opal – is the modern birthstone for the month of October (Tourmaline is the traditional birthstone) and a 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. Contrary to popular belief, Opals are not made of water, however, they are susceptible to temperature extremes of heat and cold, and care should be taken to protect them. Opals consists of uniformly stacked microspheroids (tiny spheres) of hydrous silica, and together with the cavities between them, act as a diffraction grating which divides light into the spectral colors (commonly called “fire”). Opal is known as a “stone of happy dreams and changes”; the happy dreams arising from the understanding of personal higher potentials coupled with the glad acceptance of ones inherent perfection. The ancients believed that the storm god, jealous of the beauty of the rainbow god, broke the rainbow – pieces of the rainbow falling to the Earth to become a part of the Opal which exhibits the appearance of the “rainbow-fire”. The “fire” represents a glowing inner flame, producing a gentle vitality to stimulate ones pursuits in the spiritual realm, and assisting in the alignment between the spiritual self and the psychic and astral planes. It can be used to strengthen the memory and to instill faithfulness and loyalty with respect to love, personal affiliations, and business relationships.

Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory.
Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change. Opal is a  silicate, containing water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). With this comes less inhibition, more spontaneity, free visualization, clearer imagination, and more vivid dreams.

Fire: This is an enhancer of personal power, awakening the inner fire, as well as protection against danger.  It is a symbol of hope, an energy amplifier, facilitating change and process.  It supports through emotional turmoil, and is a wonderful stone in releasing and letting go of the past.

Blue: the ultimate stone for all forms of wishes, for entering the world of the fae (fairies) and for seeing beyond the immediate physical reality to the wonders within nature and life.

Blue-Green (Chrysopal): This opal will open one to new impressions and encourages openness in others.  It will help one to observe the world with new eyes, and it alleviates emotional burdens.

Green: This is beneficial for cleansing and rejuvenating that promotes emotional recovery and aides relationships.  It has the ability to filter information and reorient the mind, thus giving it a better meaning to every day life, and bring about a clearer spiritual prospective.

Pink: Promotes a feeling of centeredness, as a spiritual level this opal actives clairvoyance and clairsentience. It can be particularly helpful in healing head aches caused by blocked or unopened third eye chakras.

Black: Is known to enhance sexual attractiveness, as well as leading one to a higher spiritual experience.  One of the strongest good luck stones. It is told to transform the fears that hold us back from action into optimism and an eagerness to get on with our lives.

Blue Peruvian Opal: Relatively rare and comes from the Andes in Peru, it is a moderately translucent stone with a blue-green color quite similar to the Caribbean Sea. This stone has soft relaxing energies, and lore tells us that it has the ability to remove the tension from any communication to help ideas to flow freely.  It is told to soften the impact of stress from the outside world, helping one to release the trauma of old wounds, facilitating facing the future with a tranquil self healing nature.  It is good for quieting the mind and helpful in aiding sleep.

Pink Peruvian Opal: Despite it’s natural color, this is not a soft pillow-y kind of energy, but rather incredibly vibrant and stimulating. It raises ones spirit and elevates the mood.  This “euphoria” is not the kind that you lose your thought process, but it more attunes you to the natural pulse of love, which of course brings about the shift in attitude, mood and mind.  Which in turn helps in balancing the art of giving and receiving. Often we are drawn to one or the other, and have trouble balancing…this opal will help one to see that both side (like ying & yang) are necessary and both are needed for wholeness.

Orange Calcite – see Calcite.

Peridot – (pronounced Pear-a-dough) is also known as Olivine and is the birthstone for the month of August, the zodiac birthstone for those born under the astrological sign of Libra and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. A Visionary stone, it brings understanding of destiny and purpose. Releases negative vibrations, and promotes clarity and well being. A stone of compassion, it has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing.  Peridot is also a Money Stone, bringing abundance and prosperity.  Wear it to draw money and opportunity your way. Cleanses and stimulates the heart and solar plexus chakras. Allows for openness and acceptance in the love and relationships. Provides a shield of protection around the body. Helps to heal a bruised ego, reduces anger or jealousy and inspires happiness. It also assists in finding what is lost, and strengthens ESP abilities. Assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot emits a warm and friendly energy and helps to regulate cycles in ones life; e.g., physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual and life cycles. It also helps to heal a “bruised” ego by assisting one in the lessening of anger or jealousy, inspiring happiness within the self and delight in the nature of ones life. Peridot is an excellent healing stone, acting as a “tonic” to both strengthen and regenerate the body.

Petalite – called the “Stone of the Angels”, it is excellent for spiritual healing. Petalite encourages and promotes connections to angels and spirit guides. It is said to lift one to higher awareness and access to higher dimensions. Extremely useful for astral travel / meditation because it will ground and protect you. Petalite dissipates and removes negative energy. Great at enhancing and increasing intuition and psychic abilities, Petalite increases one’s ability to feel subtle energies. Petalite balances yin/yang energies and aligns and balances mind, body and spirit. It is related to and works best on the throat and crown chakras.

Picasso Marble – or sometimes called Picasso stone, it can assist one in the development of creative talents and in the fulfillment of artistic enterprises. It has been used to assist one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It acts to stimulate the circulatory system, to reduce anxiety and stress, and to assist in digestion, regulation and metabolism.

Pietersite – said to contain the “keys to the Kingdom of Heaven”.  Pietersite allows one to see beyond the horizon, helping to support courage, tenacity, and effort in creation. Pietersite dispells illusion, assisting one in the recognition of the beauty of the soul. It promotes the actualization of the “Brotherhood of Humanity”.  Pietersite aligns energy centers of the body while providing grounding to the etheric body (rare).  It also promotes loyalty to the self and to the ultimate experience of life.

Picture Jasper – is a member of the Jasper family. The structure exhibits a hidden message and/or “picture” from the past. It is a stone of proportion and harmony. It stimulates creative visualization and enables one to understand the basic functioning of “unknown” advanced civilizations. It can be used to further both the development and continuance of business pursuits and helps to bring hidden thoughts, griefs, fears and hopes to the surface so that one may face the cause of disorders. Picture Jasper, feeling much like Mother Earth, has long been used to create harmony, balance and positive energy flow in your life, especially in your business pursuits.  It is often called the stone of World Awareness.  It is calming and protective, while enhancing and revealing ones inner beauty. Picture Jasper stimulates insight and works on the third-eye chakra, enhancing creative visualization. It can also help us to understand and release our own negative patterns so that we can harmonize with our selves and our surroundings. Picture Jasper can also be used for chakra balancing, and increase ones awareness to help see the “big picture”. Picture Jasper can be used to bring out into the conscious mind, old and often hidden messages from the past.  It is often used to bring out hidden fears as well as hopes.  Once the repression is released, the lesson will be revealed. Physically bringing out the past memories is helpful in healing the emotions that are attached to them. Picture Jasper will bring comfort and alleviate fears.    It can be used to stimulate the immune system and can be helpful in the treatment of disorders associated with the skin and kidneys.

Prasiolite – is relatively rare gemstone, a natural amethyst or citrine that sometime in its formation was subjected to heat. Usually Amethyst will turn into yellow “Citrine”, but under certain rare circumstances it will turn green.  The name prasiolite comes from the Greek name for leek – “prasos” and the extension “litos” – meaning stone. As a general rule, the metaphysical and healing properties of Prasiolite are similar to those of ordinary amethyst / citrine, augmented by its  green color. Green is one of the colors of the heart, but also color of Nature, consecration and concentration. The green color also helps in relieving tensions and irritation. It symbolizes self-respect and well-being. Green amethyst / citrine is the foundation both for the heart and mind. Its energy is all-important to self-realization and inner peace but it also helps in bridging the gap between the physical and metaphysical aspects of life. The soft soothing green color of Prasiolite eases and cures any wounds accumulated within our emotional body. It can act on the threefold inner natural organization of man – emotionally, mentally as well as on the willing processes. Some people say that it can strengthen peace and calm, and bring generosity, and growth. It also promotes balance and harmony in the mental body. Intuitive sources say that Prasiolite helps to link the physical and spiritual aspects of life, activating the heart as one’s center of conscious. It is said to strengthen one’s mind, emotions & will, and to attract prosperity. Prasiolite aids one in accessing ancient knowledge of illumination for germination and growth of the prophet within healing capabilities. Prasiolite is believed to facilitate bridging the gap between the physical and spiritual aspects of life. It is also believed to attract prosperity by strengthening the mind, emotions and will.

Prehnite – a protective stone, strengthening the life force and aids in regeneration.  Prehnite stimulates energy flow and facilitates spiritual communication through meditation. Prehnite is a powerful stone for lucid and vivid dreaming, allowing one to remember long ago thoughts which may be helpful in personal growth.  It enhances ones ability for prophesy, bringing in the aid of the Divine to inspire. Prehnite allows the inner “knowing” to prepare, in advance, for situations of which one has no prior conscious knowledge.  Prehnite stimulates the Heart and Third Eye chakras.

Psilomelane (“Merlinite”) – helps you connect with and develop your ability to use and experience magic.  It is said to blend heavenly and earthly vibrations, allowing one access to multiple realms. It can be used to access the akashic records, to draw upon the powers of the elements, to enhance shamanic practices, and to bring magic into one’s life.  Psilomelane is said to help change outmoded patterns of thinking and re-direct your energies. Psilomelane can assist one with self-analysis to reveal previously unrecognized thoughts and experiences. This in turn stimulates corrective action for emotional disturbances and over-emotional states. It can also be used to repair unwanted, unloving behavior patterns.

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Pyrite – (pronounced Pie-right) is a 1st (base/root) chakra gemstone that possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventive which will shield one from many forms of negative energy. It is a unique protector to keep in ones possession when performing dangerous work. It symbolizes the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and promotes the recall of beautiful memories of love and friendship. It can be used to stimulate the intellect, enhance memory and help provide recall of relevant information, when required.

Quantum Quattro Quartz – is from Namibia, the only known source for this combination of minerals: royal blue shattuckite, robin egg blue chrysacola, forest green dioptase, in smoky quartz with pastel light green malachite. Quantum-Quattro Quartz is an immune system builder that is able to work within the DNA structure and cellular level to re-polarize and magnetically open the gateways to God’s direct healing light. It is effective in healing past grief induced trauma that is locked within the emotional energy field and the body’s cells, causing pain in both areas. It can and will align all energy bodies, all chakras-both on the body and above and below it-if it is used with sincere prayer, and peaceful meditation.

Quartz – is a power stone that harmonizes and balances and is one of the most powerful healing crystals. An energy amplifier, it enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical, doubles the auric field, storing, releasing and regulating energy on the physical and mental dimensions. It is also a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in. Generates electromagnetic energy and dispels static electricity.  Quartz cleans and enhances the subtle bodies.  It is a deep soul cleanser, and dissolves karmic seeds. Quartz enhances psychic awareness and amplifies psychic abilities. Historically this crystal has been used to counter black magic, to perform diagnostic healing, and to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Quartz assists in retaining calmness and clarity in all situations, promotes perseverance and patience. Clear quartz, as opposed to colored quartz, is associated with the crown chakra, but also works well on all chakras.

Rainbow Obsidian – is a protective stone and provides a shield against negativity, transforming negative vibrations within an environment and gently protecting one from that which could bring physical and/or emotional harm.  Rainbow Obsidian is an excellent grounding stone, useful in healing, providing clarity to the cause and amelioration of dis-ease.  Rainbow Obsidian brings love, joy and light to one’s life, allowing for the recognition of the spiritual side of ones nature. It disperses negative thoughts from within or those directed towards you.

Rainforest Rhyolite – is a “stone of resolution”, bringing the unresolved to completion. It helps strengthen body and mind, providing insight to the subtle energy channels within the body.  Rainforest Rhyolite is an excellent stone for meditation, helping one breakthrough the barriers of the mind, promulgating, with humility,  the concept and actualization of self-realization. It fires creativity within the soul, bringing to fruition the quests one has longed to travel.

Red Jasper – is another member of the Jasper family and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. It has been used to assist one in rectifying unjust circumstances; meditation with this mineral can provide insight to the method of amelioration. It can also assist in providing for rescue in situations of danger. It facilitates the reiteration of dreams to allow the dreamer to remember the aspects which could be consequential in ones life. It seems to replicate the dream on a video-type mechanism for access during states of meditation. It can also be used to prevent “set-backs” in disorders and to help one learn to progress, and to eliminate the aspects of digression.

Rhodizite – called “The Master Crystal from Lemuria”. It has its own abundant energy. Rhodizite is a extremely powerful interdimensional crystal. It unlocks and clears blockages and activates any and all chakras.  Rhodizite also activates other stones and crystals to do the work that they are intended to do. A truly positive energy stone that never needs to be cleared or charged. It is especially helpful for meditation, making stilling the mind much easier. It assists with astral travel, helping one to get the information one needs. Rhodizite is a rare potassium cesium beryllium aluminum borate mineral. Just its chemistry gives away its rarity.

Rhodocrosite – (pronounced Row-do-crow-site)  is rich rose pink gemstone, often with pale pink or white patterns. The name comes from the Greek word for ‘rose red’. In Argentina Rhodocrosite has formed in stalagmites in the silver mines of the Incas since they were abandoned in the 13th century. Rhodocrosite is a “Stone of love and balance” as it balances and enhances love on all levels. It energizes and cleanses the base, sacral and heart chakras, as well as balancing the mental and emotional processes. Extremely useful for its ability to stimulate the effects of Love, selfless love and compassionate love, self worth, self forgiveness and its alleged power to attract your soulmate. . Electromagnetically stronger than Rose Quartz, it bestows a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards life. Rhodochrosite helps to generally “lift your mood”, bringing in positive energies. It can assist one in attaining an ecstatic state during meditation. Wearing the stone is said to bring the vibration of joy into one’s daily life. Healing, comfort, harmony and friendship.  Rhodocrosite promotes smooth energy flow, emotional expressiveness, kindness, tolerance, compassion and self-love. It allows fuller love to enter one’s life, in part by calming excessive passions. Rhodocrosite  can magnetize, strengthen and then hold the energy field around the wearer or an area. Rhodocrosite has a strong effect on intuition and creativity, enhancing the dream state. Traditionally rhodocrosite has been considered good for the digestion, the heart, the kidneys, the pulse rate, and the thyroid.

Rhodonite – (pronounced Row-don-ite) is called a “stone of love”, it helps one to achieve his/her greatest potential and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. It activates and energizes the heart chakra and conveys the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. It can create a clear path to balance the yin-yang energy and can help one attain calm assurance in all activities. It dispels anxiety and promotes coherence, bringing the user an observant nature and facilitating attention to details and interrelationships.

Rose Quartz – is the pink variety of Quartz and is the alternate birthstone for the month of January, as well as a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. Known as “the stone of love”, “the stone of gentle love”, or simply the “love stone”, it emits a calming, cooling energy which can work on all of the chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self love. Rose Quartz is known to bring calmness and clarity to the emotions and restores the mind to harmony after chaotic or crisis situations. Rose Quartz attunes  to the energy of unconditional love, heals heart.  It also balances yin-yang energy.  Rose Quartz is especially helpful with heart through crown chakras.  It brings peacefulness and calm to relationships and aids positive affirmations for self-trust and self worth.  Rose Quartz is a rejuvenating agent for both the physical body and the emotions. It has an excellent energy for healing emotional “wounds”. Placement of the crystal in ones environment, wearing or carrying the crystal, all stimulate the true life force – love.

Ruby – Known as a “stone of nobility”, ruby has enjoyed a most regal position in myth, legend and lore for thousands and thousands of years.  It has for quite a long time been a favored talisman among royalty worldwide. Ruby provides an incredibly powerful shield against harmful intentions, and is a gemstone of protection. Ruby is a gemstone that is used to promote energy throughout the entire energetic system. Being it is very stimulating, Ruby is a good choice for those who need to increase their energy. It stimulates the heart chakra and assists one in the selections and attainment of ones ultimate vales. It further stimulates the loving emotional side toward nurturing, bringing spiritual wisdom, health, knowledge and wealth.  It has been used to induce stability in ones economic status.  It is also said that as long as one retains a bit of ruby, wealth will never depart

Ruby gemstone can also guard you against psychic or physical attack. It is also said to have been used to protect the wearer / carrier against unhappiness, distressing dreams, and lightning. Ruby is said to light the darkness of ones life.  Working with this stone can remove all sense of limitation. Strengthens courage, selfless work, all spiritual endeavors, joy and many leadership qualities. With it’s power, this gem will then fire your passions and keep you motivated. You’ll be stronger when resisting self-destructive patterns.  Ruby help you confront them and uncover the means to their removal.

Ruby is a member of the Corundum family, which also includes Sapphire. Ruby is the red variety of Corundum and is sometimes referred to as “Red Sapphire” and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. It is the birthstone for the month of July and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Capricorn.

Rutilated Quartz – is a combination of clear/crystal Quartz with thin rutile needles growing through it and it can be applied to any chakra. Known to represent both the lovely hair of Venus and the “sweet” tipped arrows of love, it brings strength with love, ease in transition, growth in all avenues of ones development, and calm reason and order. Used to stabilize relationships, marriages, mental processes and emotional, and physical imbalances. It allows for the realization that each person shares the powers of the universe, the passions of the planets, and the understanding form the advanced worlds. Rutilated Quartz is an effective integrator of energy at any level. It heightens the energetic impulse of Quartz and is a very efficient vibrational healer. Spiritually, Rutilated Quartz is said to have a perfect balance of cosmic light and to be an illuminator for the soul, promoting spiritual growth. It cleanses and energizes the aura, aids astral travel, scrying and channeling. It facilitates contact with the highest spiritual guidance. It gives protection against psychic attacks. Rutilated quartz is said to slow down the aging process and to help strengthen the immune system. It is also said to be a strong healer and to be helpful in recovering from radiation exposure. Rutilated quartz crystals have a high-energy charge, which is particularly effective in releasing energy blockages. For energy healing, wear this rutillated quartz pendant over the thymus, and it works to energize a sluggish immune system. Compared to other forms of quartz, rutilated quartz has a greatly enhanced ability to help dissolve any energy congestion.

Rutilated Smokey Quartz – is a rare occurance of  Quartz. A highly energized protective stone, Rutilated Smokey Quartz provides a shield of energy around the user. Rutiles intensifies the power of the quartz crystal. It is an excellent grounding stone. Rutilated Smokey Quartz transforms and repels negative emotions and energy patterns. It balances the yin and yang energy, while healing and balancing the aura. Rutilated Smokey Quartz strengthens resolve and willpower, self-reliance and the ability to make decisions. It aligns the meridians of the physical body with the ethereal body. It improves ones intuition, aids meditation and dispels unwanted interference from both the physical and spiritual worlds. Rutilated Smokey Quartz aids growth in ones development, strength with love, calm, reason and order.

Sapphire – is the single-crystal form of aluminium oxide (Al2O3), a mineral known as corundum. It can be found naturally as gemstones or manufactured in large crystal boules for a variety of applications. One of the most highly prized gems in the world, it comes in a variety of colors, though its name derives from the Greek word for blue. All gem quality corundum that is not red (ruby) is called sapphire. Sapphire can enhance one’s intuition, bringing joy and peace to the mind. It is said to bring prosperity and the fulfillment of one’s dreams. It can be used to enhance psychic ability and to help one to develop increased mental powers. Sapphire is a stone of creative expression, intuition, and meditation, and enhances all those things. Sapphires can be used to open yourself up to receive heavenly messages, and aid you in clarifying just what the information you receive means to you. This gemstone used during meditation can help you find your hidden potential, and sharpen the vision of your life’s work, it will help you to clear a mental path so you can begin your journey. Sapphires can help work with you to achieve your material dreams and desires, as well as sustain your wealth once it is acquired.  The gem will also be of assistance in keeping a balanced perspective, allowing you to better organize your thought processes, ensuring continued success as your material situation evolves. It is also beneficial for mental clarity and depression.

Blue Sapphire is a widely used healing stone, an opener of the third eye.  It is a spiritual gemstones that inspires spirituality and spiritual expression.  Some say that this stone connects the higher mind with the spiritual centers, and is a cleanser and purifier. Blue Sapphire is a powerful and transformative gemstone energy that may work rather quickly. It is a wonderful meditation tool, opens the Third Eye and assists in translating the meaning of messages received, also helps the 5th, Throat Chakra communicate the information to others.

Green Sapphire possess a strong restorative energy that comes from its connection to Mother Earth and is especially helpful with healing energies. These crystals will activate and balance the 4th, Heart Chakra, also good for prosperity energies.

Padparadscha (Lotus) Sapphire opens up the 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra, aids healers, associated with Grandfather Sun.

Purple Sapphire can help you channel or work with the divination arts. It provides a clear a path so that you receive your messages with greater clarity, raises your spiritual awareness and stimulates the Kundalini through meditation.

White Sapphire activates the 7th, Crown Chakra, taps hidden potential and help guides you to your life’s work, makes an excellent personal power stone.

Yellow Sapphire is a wonderful and gentle tool for working through leftover wounds of childhood. It provides a protective golden shield during the healing process and allows for safe expression of the words needed to release the pain.  A good healer’s crystal, beneficial for assisting children through difficult illnesses, works well in abundance medicine.

Selenite  – is the Mystical stone of “Crystal Clarity”.  Selenite’s high vibrational energy fills our being and all aspects of our lives with the pure love and light of the Divine Source. It provides clarity of mind, and enhances awareness of self and surroundings. Selenite helps us to reach new states of consciousness, to rapidly shift blocked energy, clear away negative energy and remove emotional turmoil and confusion.  Selenite will also cleanse other crystals, clear unwanted energies and permeate its surroundings with pure clean white light energy. Resonates with the crown chakra, assists in making sound judgments and heightening intuition to manifest our desires.

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Siberian Blue Quartz – is a laboratory-grown crystal, which is made in Russia. It is created by a process in which natural Quartz is broken down and re-grown with Cobalt which is the source of the beautiful deep blue color. Is it said that Siberian Blue Quartz can help to activate the 5th (throat) and 6th (brown/third-eye) chakras, the energy centers of communication and inner vision and help one to communicate with angelic clarity. It can be used to enhance one’s psychic abilities, such as clairvoyance and telepathy, and to increase visionary experience. This stone is a valuable ally when one wishes to access higher guidance or instruction, and it aids one in connecting with latent knowledge and information stored within the cellular structure of the brain, as well as facilitating the recall and use of information from alternate lifetimes. The combination of Quartz grown with Cobalt can be helpful in developing and furthering creative endeavors, bringing the forces of creativity to their zenith. It is said to be quite uplifting to ones emotional experiences.

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Shivalingam – is one of the most sacred icons of the ancient as well as the modern world.  These lingams come only from the Narmada River in the Central Western part of India. Those of you who have seen the movie, *Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,* may recall they were searching for the sacred stone.  The Shivalingam is that sacred stone.  Accessible only during the dry season, these stones are collected from the river bed by only a few families who have been trained in the way to identify only the most special pieces. The Lingam is symbolic of the Divine Creative manifestation.  The Lingam shape is representative of the power of Shiva, the Lord of Creation, the masculine creative energy.  The markings, also known as the yoni, symbolize the feminine energy, the seed which is fertilized to manifest the creative power in the dance of the cosmos.  Geologists theorize that the iron oxide of which the yoni is composed, was impregnated in the river bed millions of years ago by a meteorite.  The Lingam also represents the harmony or balance of the soul that is maintained within the hearts of all of us, the Light that shines from within.  It is actually the shape of the soul and the consummate balance of the Universe.  This Sacred Stone relates to the fourth chakra, the heart chakra and is the manifestation of the love energy the resides in all of us.  It seems by destiny everyone has a lingam that has an energy that is related intimately to them.  The quartz composition (along with basalt and agate) and the shape make them powerful energy generators appropriate for healing and unique as tools for meditation and cleansing.  A sage stated, *If a minilingam is worn, it will affect mind and heart in positive ways.*

Smokey Quartz – is the brown to grey to black variety of Quartz and is known as the “stone of cooperation and protection”. Smokey Quartz stimulates the unification of energies directed toward the same goal and is a 1st (base/root) chakra gemstone. It can be used to gently dissolve negative energies and emotional blockages, to initiate a powerful force field which will absorb many forms of negativity, both from within oneself and from outer sources. Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding stone, enhancing attentiveness to the moment and producing the grounding aspects necessary during the meditative state in order to stimulate higher awareness. It activates survival instincts and acts to improve ones intuition in matters of responsibilities and in those activities which would be considered to be “challenging”. It promotes personal pride and joy in living. Use to regulate creativity in business and encourages astute-ness in purchasing. A great protective stone, Smokey Quartz creates a shield of energy around the user.  Smokey Quartz transforms negative emotions and energy patterns.  It balances yin and yang energy and helps with mind and energy balance. Smokey Quartz aligns the meridians of the physical body with the ethereal body. It is said to improve ones intuition.  Smokey Quartz aids meditation, balancing and attuning energies required for spiritual developement, stimulates higher awareness.

Snowflake Obsidian – is a form of volcanic glass. Known as the “stone of purity”, bringing both purity and balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It is an excellent grounding stone, it is said to assist in the reflection of ones flaws and to promote a clear picture of the changes which are necessary to eliminate the flaws. It acts to bring automatic grounding during meditation, to open the crown chakra, to stabilize the movement of the Kundlaini, and to enhance ones energy fields. It provides a shield against negativity, transforming negative vibrations within an environment. Carrying/wearing Obsidian further disperses those unloving thoughts which arise from within the self or are directed toward one physical form. It produces softness to ones activities and to one communication to the self and others.

Sodalite – (pronounced Soda-light) provides for the ability to arrive at logical conclusions via rational mental processes and is a 6th (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. Known as the “Stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency”.  Sodalite is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It can help end arguments or other disagreements. It is great for healing breaches in communication. Sodalite increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual. It balances metabolism, aids sleep and digestive disorders and lowers blood pressure. Sodalite increases spiritual awareness. It helps to eliminate confusion and to both equalize and stimulate ones intellect to be compatible with each situation. Sodalite is an excellent stone for use in groups; it provides for fellowship, solidarity, and a commonality of goal and purpose within the group. Sodalite can be used to enhance truthfulness in emotions, allowing one to both recognize and verbalize the true feelings. Sodalite calms the mind and promotes friendship and solidarity.

Spiney Oyster Shell – more formally called spondylus brodnip princeps or spondylus princeps, is found in the Sea of Cortez off Baja California, Mexico. Spondylus is a Latin word meaning “spines on its back.” Brodnip is the name of the scientist who traveled with Cortez on his exploration of Baja California. The shell comes in three main colors: red, orange and purple, and sometimes is found in white and yellow. It was used in jewelry before coral became available. It was the shell most loved by the Mayan people, and has been found in abundance in archaeological excavations of the Anasazi, Mogollon and Hohokam of Southwest. In 1976, Native Americans of the Southwest began to export purple spiny oyster shells for jewelry making, popularizing their use abroad. Many Native American artists use spiny oyster shell. Archaeologists have found evidence for jewelry being made from the shell as early as the Neolithic period, 5000 years ago.  In jewelry, we can  distinguish the shell from other stones (as well as the commonly confused coral) by the white variation found throughout.

Spiny oyster shell was commonly used throughout Ancient Mexico, where many prehistoric artifacts still exist. An entire breastplate that covered the body from neck to waist was recovered at the ruins in Tula, capital of the Toltecs about 968 A.D. Spiny oyster was inlaid with turquoise, jade and pyrite into funerary masks as early as the 8th century A.D. and brought to the heights of craftsmanship, decorating such pieces as sacrificial knives of the Mixtecs during 900 to 1500 A.D. The prehistoric Indians of Arizona and New Mexico also had access to spiny oyster and incorporated it into their ornaments as early as 700 A.D. An interesting characteristic is the fact that spiny oyster shell’s color corresponds to the depth of the water from which it is harvested. The deeper the water, the darker the color. In shallow waters, spiny oyster shell is white to a pale orange. In deeper waters, the shell is dark red-orange to purple. Purple spiny oyster shell is the most rare and valuable.

Shells are commonly referred to as symbolizing boundless growth as the shells are continually growing throughout the mollusks life. Used since the Stone Ages as jewelry, decoration and as holders during religious ceremonies to invoke the sacred, wearing Shell Jewelry has also been used to improve fertility. Shell stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability.  It helps to enhance mental clarity and provides insight into decision-making.  Shell promotes cooperation between the self and others, as well as within the self.  It provides cohesive energy for groups. This organic shell-life-matrix of the sea carries the energies of life,  water, comfort and peace of mind. It is protective of it’s host or wearer, a safe haven and home that resonates security from the tides constant changing. A greater sense of understanding, patience and knowing opens, reflected from the rhythms of the sea that this shell has endured. In healing folklore it encourages security, adaptability and joy.

Staurolite – is known as”The fairy cross” stone., or “Good Luck” stone. It gives both courage and protection. Staurolite gives the feeling of security and protection. It assists in the discovery of one’s “higher self” and in manifesting it on the earth plane consciously. It also is said to connect one to the astral and E.T. planes. Many find the Staurolite to be highly personal, as to each it may offer a different meaning and understanding.  Simply hold the Staurolite in your hand and ask it to reveal what it means to you. Staurolite aligns with Crown chakra, opening and balancing the energies and information received.

Sunstone –  is a member of the Feldspar family and a 3rd (solar plexus) chakra gemstone. It is used to both clear and energize the chakras, and also provide a brightening of the chakras, allowing one to exhibit a floral freshness and a feeling of being “squeaky” clean. In ancient India, it was believed to provide protection from the destructive forces of the other realms. It can be used to dissipate fearfulness, to alleviate stress and to increase vitality. It has been used to encourage independence and originality and to provide “luck” in games. Sunstone is a powerful stone for dispelling fears and phobias of all kinds. Sunstone is also a leadership stone, and brings leadership qualities to its wearer. It decreases stress and lifts depression. Sunstone brings good luck and abundance, and turns negative energies and psychic attacks into positive energies. It increases personal power and will, as well as life force energy. Sunstone is beneficial for general health and physical energy. Sunstone balances all chakras, warms our hearts and lifts our spirits. Good for general aches and pains, Sunstone helps to relieve tension and increases our sense of self-worth.

Sugilite – Sugilite was first identified by Professor Kenichi Sugi (for which it was later named ) in Southern Japan in 1944. The find was small and it disappeared into obscurity until 1975 when a significant find was identified at the Wessels mine near Kuramen in South Africa. A major pocket was unearthed, over 3000 feet below the surface, in 1979 and it did not take long for Sugilite to become a much sought after stone for jewelry and carving. Sugilite is a wonderful stone to have around you. A natural facilitator of physical and emotional healing it also dispels negativity and anger, creating harmony and opening one to spiritual energy and growth. Use it to open chakras, channel energy through the physical body and empower your creativity. The combination of Sugilite and manganese is excellent for dispelling a headache, lay it on your brow and visualize the headache being drained out. Melody, in her book Love is in the Earth, describes Sugilite as “a love stone for this age” which represents all that is. Its vibration is of true spiritual love and encourages the manifestation of this vital energy in our surroundings and very being. It assists the user in resonating with the energy of the New Age and attuning to the perfect state of higher planes. Use of Sugilite enables the flow of this energy to enter the crown chakra and flow through all the chakras helping with connection to source. It assists with the gift of forgiveness both to yourself and others and empowers the user to discover the unique gifts they have brought into this world. Sugilite makes it easier to become accepting of others and to be present to the here and now. Wonderful for situations where there is a possibility that anger, disappointment or conflict could prevail. It removes negativity, supports a feeling of well being and empowers co-creation. Sugilite seems to protect against, absorb and dissipate anger, hurt and other unwanted negative energies. It is a nurturing and balancing stone at all levels. Truly a stone of the New Age, Sugilite is extremely effective in those wishing to explore the relationship between physical health and the mental body. It attracts healing power and enables insight into the base causes that manifest as physical problems, whilst enabling the user to channel large amounts of energy and balancing the emotions. Sugilite that is included with veins of Manganese is particularly effective. Try it next time you feel tense or at odds with your surroundings and the situations created therein. It is also incredibly effective at removing headaches. Placed on the forehead it seems to draw out the pain in moments. It is also known as “Royal Lavulite” and “Royal Azel.”

Tanzanite – is a beautiful purple crystal from Tanzania, Africa.  It was discovered in 1967 when Tiffany Jewelers introduced it to the market. Tanzanite is a “stone of magic” that facilitates spiritual awareness and stimulates insight. It is also said to relieve depression. Tanzanite is known to both dispel and transmute negativity. Tanzanite relieves stress and enhances composure, poise and harmony.  It is very balancing for highly active folk, mellowing out extremes in a personality. It helps us in understanding why things are happening in life giving us balance from the  awareness. Excellent for meditation as it increases spiritual awareness.  Tanzanite makes one more sensitive to psychic experiences. A very magical stone, it can connect you psychically with ancient wisdom, especially that of indigenous cultures who spiritually have remained unchanged for thousands of years.  It is wonderful for guided visualizations, either alone or with a group to help to explore other spiritual planes. Physically tanzanite is beneficial for stress related illnesses and high blood pressure in particular.  It will restore vitality to the body, especially the skin and hair, as it encourages cell regeneration.  It will slow down the aging process and increase the bearer’s inner light. Tanzanite is sometimes called the “workaholic’s stone”, this is due to the fact that this stone will help you slow down and take it easy. This in turn will bring success in more areas of your life.  It is very balancing for highly active people, mellowing out extremes in personality.

Tibetan Quartz – is a powerful, protective spiritual stone that is highly sought after for its metaphysical properties.  Tibetan Quartz Crystals are transparent to slightly smoky, with black inclusions of manganese and/or carbon.  This Quartz is mined in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet, one of the most sacred areas on Earth.  The vibration of this highly spiritual area is imparted on the stones, making thousands of years of spiritual and healing knowledge more easily accessible.  Their source also seems to give Tibetan Quartz Crystals an almost holy, enlightened vibration as well as very harmonious and balanced energy. Tibetan Quartz can create a field of protection around the user, blocking negative energy from entering.  The purifying energies of Tibetan Quartz also make it an excellent stone for balancing the chakras and meridian systems. It is used in the preparation of other crystals.  It is also used in ceremonies to sanctify a place or person. Tibetan Quartz will draw impurities from substances and from people. Use it to draw off pain, ugliness, harm, spiritual disease, doubt, envy, or negative energy from other crystals, rooms, altars, or any item that is in need of cleansing.

Tibetan Black Quartz – (quartz with black phantom) double-terminated crystals are among the most powerful stones of spiritual protection ever found. Carrying or wearing one creates a ‘bubble of light’ around the body, allowing only positive vibrations to penetrate the auric field. Sleeping with or near Tibetan Black Quartz protects one from lower astral energies and can help eliminate disturbing dreams. Keeping one or more of these stones in ones living space can purify and cleanse the area of negative influences.

In addition to offering protection and purification, Tibetan Black Quartz crystals emanate energies which can activate and balance the chakras and meridian system. If one of the chakras or nodal points is blocked or sluggish, touching the point with one of these crystals can quickly alleviate the problem. For full-body crystal treatments, place double-terminated points at each of the seven chakras, aligning them so the crystals lie lengthwise along the chakra column. This allows an energetic linkage among all the crystals and a resonant strengthening of the connections between all the points in ones body. By using the stones in this way, one also cleanses the entire subtle-energy system, allowing for a free vibrational flow of positive energies throughout.

Other uses for these powerful and beneficial stones include making crystal grids around ones bed or meditation space, creating a mini-vortex of good vibrations. Also placing them at the outside corners of ones home, as well as at each door or window, can enhance the subtle energies of the entire environment. Rituals done with Tibetan Black Quartz will be amplified in power and pure in their positive effects.

Tiger Eye – is a Quartz replacement of Crocidolite. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. This mineral brings together the vibrations of silica and sunlight, synthesizing the energies of the Sun and the Earth. It is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together into some pattern. It can be used to enhance psychic abilities and assist in the gentle attunement of the third eye activity – this stone being best suited for “earthy” people. It brings awareness of ones personal needs as well as the needs of others and has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth. A protective stone, Tiger Eye shows the correct use of power.  It aidsone in accomplishing goals and recognizing inner resources.  Tiger Eye has been used to stimulate wealth and the stability to maintain it.  It brings clarity of intention and insight.  Tiger Eye integrates brain hemispheres, balances yin and yang energy and energizes the body.  It contains both Earth and Sun energy, combining sharpness and grounding.  Tiger Eye enhances psychic abilities.

Tiger Iron – is comprised of golden Tiger Eye, Red Jasper and Hematite, combining the qualities of all three stones and is a 1st (base/root), 2nd (sacral/naval) and 3rd (solar plexus) chakra gemstone. It can be used to assist in creative endeavors, prompting artistic abilities, revealing the ultimate in balance and mathematical exactitude. It helps one to find havens of refuge when danger is perceived. It also stimulates the physical vitality to “put a tiger in your tank”. It has been used to promote the assimilation of the B-complex vitamins, to increase the white/red blood cell count and to strengthen muscular structure.

Topaz – is known as a “stone of true love and success in all endeavors”. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. It can promote individuality and creativity, while providing for confidence in trusting ones decisions. Topaz is also the birthstone for the month of November and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius. It replaces negativity with love and joyfulness. It promotes the expression of ideas and instills a trust in the universe such that one may feel comfortable with the potential outcome of a situation without “doing”. It is the “crystal of potency”, being quite instrumental in visualization, in meditation and in projection. It helps one to absorb which is needed from the universe, prompting receptivity and willingness to act. It can be used to manifest health and to correct disorders within the body.

Tourmalinated Quartz – a member of the Quartz family, it is a combination of clear/crystal Quartz and Tourmaline, usually black Tourmaline. It provides humanity with a tool which produces a “solving atmosphere”. It aids in eliminating many “crystallized” patterns which are, or have been, destructive in nature and in ones own life. It also aids in adjusting imbalances throughout the bodies.

Tourmaline – is the traditional birthstone for the month of October, with Opal being the modern birthstone. Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. The name Tourmaline comes for the Singhalese words “turamali”, which loosely translates to “stone with mixed colors”. Tourmaline comes in every color of the rainbow and according to an old Egyptian legend, tourmaline, on its long journey up from the center of the Earth, it passed over a rainbow and it assumed all the colors of the rainbow. Its energy relates to each of the chakras. It acts to clear, to maintain and to stimulate each of the energy centers of the body. It can be used to attract inspiration, to diminish fear by promoting understanding, and to encourage self confidence. It provides a balancing of the male/female energies within the body and further provides for balancing of the mind. It is thought to bring healing powers to the user and to provide protection from all dangers occurring on the physical plane.

Members of the tourmaline family of minerals have basically the same crystal structure, but occurs in many colors, each with their own name.

Red or Pink tourmalines are called Rubellite, these are the most highly prized.
Neon Blue (turquoise), Green, Blue, Mauve and Violet (Paraiba) tourmalines are named after district in Brazil they were found in. They are the highly sought after and the most expensive.
Dark Blue tourmaline is called Indicolite, an is often heat treated to lighten it’s color and create a more attractive stone.
Bi-colored or Multi-colored Gem Tourmaline (Elbaite) contains bands of distinct colors including green, blue, pink and clear.
Brown or dark colored tourmaline is called Dravite, and it’s color is often lightened with heat treating.
Colorless tourmaline is called Achroite, it is particularly rare, but may be produced by heat treating pink tourmalines.
Watermelon tourmaline are pink in the center and greenor blue on the rim.
Black iron rich tourmaline is called Schorl and it is very common.
Yellow tourmaline or yellow-green is often simply called by it’s color.
Green tourmaline is called Verdilite. The green form of this stone was often confused with the emerald until the 18th century.

Achroite (colorless tourmaline) is a stone of higher consciousness. It synthesizes all other colors and opens the Crown Chakra. It aligns the meridians of the physical and etheric bodies. It can be used to bring you into contact with the angelic realm. Achroite is an excellent channeling stone for communication with higher planes and increases flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion and serenity. Enhancing tolerance and understanding, Achroite is a very protective.

Black Tourmaline (Schorl) is a 1st chakra stone that aids in making changes and transformations. It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. Black Tourmaline is widely used as a grounding stone. It has also been used to deflect radiation energy from tv’s and computer monitors. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness. Emotionally, Black Tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability.

Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite) is probably the rarest form of tourmaline. Indicolite corresponds to all chakras in terms of clearing, but particularly to the throat and third eye chakras. Wonderful for aligning with higher self for deep insight, vision, intuition, mental peace and patience. It is said to aid in the quest for spiritual growth. It increases psychic awareness, and increases healing powers. Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. It also promotes inspiration of all kinds, and lessens fear. Indicolite is a protective stone that can dispel curses and protect one from all dangers.

Brown Tourmaline (Dravite) helps one to form a subtle but solid Earth connection. Said to bring a realization of the “God within”. Can be used to clear the aura and align the energies of the aurithic field about the body. Most effective grounding of the tourmalines. It is thought to open the Chakras for alignment and, at the same time, provide strength and balance. Dravite is thought to pull negativity from the Aura. Helpful to the 2nd Chakra and to those who are very timid or have weak Willpower.

Green Tourmaline (Verdelite) is associated with the Heart Chakra. It strengthens the heart, will to live and life force while soothing the emotions. Cleanses meridians & blocks, stimulates new growth, rejuvenates heart. Use this stone to draw money and success in business, when worn it stimulates one’s creativity. Green Tourmaline is also said to emanate the energies of love, joy and inner harmony. It is believed to be a stone which can help one to overcome sorrow or traumatic memories. Green Tourmaline clears the emotional body of past life as well as this life traumas and negative emotional patterns, it is protective in the sense that it offers safety and trust while detoxifying.

Paraiba Tourmaline – is a new variety, so called because of where it was found in Brazil. It has appeared in the most amazing colors of neon blue (turquoise), green, blue, mauve and violet. The bright neon blue is rare and gets it’s color from it’s high gold content . Metaphysically, Tourmalines are amongst the most powerful and healing gemstones. The Paraiba Tourmaline enhances all energies of the colors represented, also the properties of other Minerals with which it contacts. It is a powerful stone! The Turquoise (Neon Blue) Paraiba is linked to the “Angel of Joy”. It gives us strength, inspiration, perception and patience. It awakens the desire to support others who need help on the path, opening the heart to the Joy of giving, supporting and helping. The violet Paraiba is linked to the Angel of Aspiring Love. It helps us to understand that helping and protecting energies surround us. Its unique task is placing Angels at our side. Everything is possible. Help is unlimited and so is grace. It seems to have an apparently inconspicuous effect. Few people recognize its greatness.

Pink Tourmaline – is an aphrodisiac that attracts love in the material and spiritual world. Providing assurance that it is safe to love, it inspires trust in love and confirms that it is necessary to love yourself before you can hope to be loved by others. It disperses emotional pain and old destructive feelings through the heart chakra, which it cleanses, and synthesises love with spirituality. Promoting peace and relaxation, Pink Tourmaline connects you to wisdom and compassion and stimulates receptivity to healing energies. Pink Tourmaline is a good choice for children recovering from abuse. Brings deep comforting love energy. Transforms negative behavior into positive.

Red Tourmaline (Rubellite) is a stone of balance and calm. Emotionally, rubellite helps bring emotional balance and helps one open up, relax, and detach from personal pain. Red Tourmaline clears the emotional body of past-life and this-life traumas and negative emotional patterns. As prosperity is a natural effect of a life in balance, rubellite also brings abundance. Rubellite is also a stone of passion, bringing passionate energy and love.When worn, it lends more energy to the body, promotes courage and strengthens the will.

Watermelon Tourmaline is a configuration of Tourmaline which exhibits a green or blue rind and a pink or red core. This is not the same as Tourmaline which is bi-colored, exhibiting both the pink and green or pink and blue colors. Tourmaline is the traditional birthstone for the month of October and chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. Watermelon Tourmaline is the “super activator” of the heart chakra; providing stimulation, energizing and connection with the heart chakra of the higher-self. It encourages one to look past the seriousness of an experience or a situation and to recognize both the benefit of, and the humor in, the experience/situation. It helps on to allow oneself the experience of the beauty of nature, while diminishing emotionalism. It also enhances cooperative efforts and inspires tact in all situations. It is a protective stone which is said to balance and harmonize the chakras. It works with the heart and higher heart chakras, cleansing and removing blockages, soothing and relieving stress, and offering enhanced physical healing.  Watermelon Tourmaline is thought to help lessen depression and mend emotional wounds by allowing the one to see the meaning and purpose of certain events in life. As a balancing stone, Watermelon Tourmaline functions as a combination of male and female energies, both Yin and Yang together in one crystal.  It can help to inspire both creativity and practicality, and connects the Heart Chakra to both physical and spiritual vibrations.  Watermelon Tourmaline aids in removing insecurities and calming overactive emotions.  Watermelon Tourmaline is also believed to help attract love and resolve issues in relationships, infusing them with joy and Divine Love.

Yellow Tourmaline is said to enhance a heightened intelligence and spiritual awareness.

Tsavorite – is named after the Tsavor Game Preserve of Kenya, near which it was discovered. Tsavorite is colored green due to chromium content in the crystal. As with other grossular garnets, Tsavorite aids in calm acceptance and the universal All. It is a good stone to use during life’s many challenges. It is said to offer comfort, to warm and cocoon the heart; as well as strengthening it on a physical level. It increases the flow of energy throughout all the meridians and stimulates the immune system, pituitary and thyroid. Tsavorite can be used in the treatment of disorders of the senses – hearing, smell, sight, taste, touch, and thought. It can also be used as a gentle pain reliever. Tsavorite also provides for a connection with the higher planes, facilitating contact with the spiritual world, enhancing channeling, and helping to produce visions. The energy of Tsavorite helps one to feel the connection via sensitivity, rather than to see via the physical. Tsavorite can be used to assist one in psychic communications and in pursuits relative to telepathic connections. The crystalline formation and the faceted configuration is extremely powerful for this and all other applications.

Turquoise – is another gift from the Earth, bringing the blue of Father Sky to the Earth and melding together the energies of the heavens with the consciousness of Mother Earth. Turquoise is one of the alternate birthstones for the month of December (the other and newest addition being Tanzanite) and is a 5th (throat) chakra gemstone. It strengthens and aligns all chakras, meridians, and subtle bodies, and can bring them all to a higher level. It primarily stimulates the throat, heart, and naval chakras, bringing communication skills to emotional issues, to creativity, and to intuition, while allowing for the application of love in all issues. It has been said that Turquoise changes color to warn of impending danger and/or to indicate infidelity in thought or action. It acts to improve meditation and to further peace of mind.

Tibetan Turquoise– Highly revered in Tibet, a Turquoise stone was carried throughout one’s entire life. Turquoise stones are believed to have healing properties, and are an aspect of Tibetan traditional medicine. The stone powder is also used in the painting of Tibetan Thangkas (Buddhist devotional paintings).  Tibetan Turquoise is said to contain the spirit of the creator within it. It is used to increase creative energy in the Throat Chakra and will heal any tendency to lose energy. Turquoise is still a valued power stone.  Turquoise is considered to be a symbol of generosity, sincerity, and affection. It preserves friendships and can make friends out of enemies in time.  It will strengthen and align all of the Chakras; and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All.  Tibetan Turquoise is traditionally associated with success, auspiciousness, wealth and safety. It was exchanged as currency & the finest stones were considered more valuable than gold.  A good general healer for all illnesses; excellent energy conductor (high copper).  It opens the Throat center for open communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding and uplift. Opens the Heart center for giving/receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual nature, oneness.

Unakite – is a combination of mainly, Pink Feldspar, Green Epidote and Quartz and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. It can be used to enhance visions on the ethereal plane and to bring ones consciousness to the present, allowing those “easy” times of unconscious action to dissipate. It further acts to balance the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with the higher forces of spirituality. It provides for a gentle release of those conditions which have been inhibiting ones growth. It can be used to help one to go “beneath” the physical symptoms of disease and to allow for the determination of the root cause underlying the condition; the cause becoming apparent in the cases of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes of existence. It can be used in the treatment of the reproductive system, and to stimulate healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.

Wonderstone Jasper – is a member of the Jasper family used to facilitate and to reinforce the state of tranquility. It can be helpful in eliminating worries, allowing one to recognize that “worry” does not change a situation and that appropriate action can modify results; it also assists one in gaining insight to beneficial action, eliminating distress and depression and increasing ones feeling of well-being. It is an excellent stone for bringing mental clarity to any predicament. It also stimulates the imagination and furthers faith in, and acceptance, of ones basic impulses and intuitive energies.


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