ABOUT STONES AND CRYSTALS
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. Agate has the power to harmonize yin and yang, the positive and the negative forces that hold the universe in place. A soothing and calming stone, agate works slowly but brings great strength. Its multiple layers can bring hidden emotional information to light. Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one's self, this builds self-confidence. Agates love of truthfulness encourages speaking your truth. Agates with clear crystals can stimulate memories. Useful for people who are easily hurt, this stone teaches you to look for solutions rather than dwell on problems and it shuts off obsessive thoughts and destructive mental patterns.
Blue with a white pattern gives you a sense of security and the ability to handle a new situation. This will also soften a stubborn streak.
BLUE LACE AGATE
CRAZY LACE AGATE
Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or "Happy Lace." It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude.
Moss Agate has a number of excellent qualities, including grounding excess spiritual energy, down through the base and earth chakra to Mother Gaia. It resonates a lovely heart-based vibration, that most of you will find useful to have in your life. It has balanced enduring energy and grounding ability. It embodies metaphysical properties that are known to aid abundance and prosperity and stimulate creativity.
PURPLE STRIPED AGATE
Purple striped agate with threads of white will help your communication skills be more powerful and to get the point across to others in a diplomatic manner.
Like waters deep and ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance.
Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space
Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness. Amethyst is also often used help to alleviate headaches and migraines as well as to dispel nightmares and help with insomnia. Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness. Amethyst is also often used help to alleviate headaches and migraines as well as to dispel nightmares and help with insomnia.
Ametrine is a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine, both varieties of quartz crystal. It carries the energy of both of these stones, and is a harmonious blend of their energies. This lovely stone embodies the energy of the above crystals, to enhance mental and spiritual clarity, while uniting masculine and feminine energies. As it is a type of quartz it will amplify the energy of the vibration of both of the stones that it is made up of. Its healing energy releases negativity from within the aura, and it aids weight loss and helps you to release your addictions. If you are studying, the Citrine energy within this stone helps you to stay focused, as well as using the Amethyst vibration within it, the higher energies of the crown chakra, for inspiration.
Angelite is a variety of Anhydrite. It is a soft mineral which will convert into Gypsum if immersed in water, so do not wear while bathing or swimming. Angelite raises the state of conscious awareness. It represents peace and brotherhood. Angelite facilitates contact with your angels and spirit guides and helps to connect with your higher self. It enhances psychic healing and telepathic communication and enables astral travel and spirit journeys. Because of its ability to deepen attunement and heighten perception, Angelite is a powerful stone for healers. It also provides protection for the environment or the body. Psychologically, Angelite helps you to speak your truth. It promotes communication and self-expression. Dispels fear, anger and anxiety, converting them into faith and tranquility. Angelite encourages forgiveness. It alleviates psychological pain and counteracts cruelty. Mentally, Angelite enhances astrological understanding and brings deeper understanding of mathematics. Spiritually, Angelite is filled with compassion. It transmutes pain and disorder into wholeness and healing, opening the way for spiritual inspiration. It creates a deep feeling of peace and tranquility. It helps connect to universal knowledge and raises awareness. Angelite facilitates the rebirthing process, stimulates healing, and opens psychic channeling.
Apatite is believed to decrease appetite as well as enhance insight, creativity and learning. It is said that wearing apatite will enhance focus, clarity for concentration, intellect, acceptance and unconditional love. This acceptance and unconditional love relates to the self as well as from others.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility.
Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go.
Blue Aventurine combines the elements of Wind and Water in a gentle stone that resonates from the mind to the heart, working calmly, rationally, and steadily. It enhances the masculine energy in both males and females, and is a stone of self-discipline and inner strength, assisting one in making clear decisions and sticking by them. It promotes taking full responsibility for one’s life, relationships, and experiences; while lending the support needed to empower change when the current reality isn’t working. Blue Aventurine is particularly stimulating to the Third Eye and Throat Chakras, opening one to higher spiritual guidance, and revealing psychic and intuitive abilities that may previously have been blocked. It encourages open and honest communication and speaking one’s mind and heart. This crystal not only embodies strength, but honors peace and caring for others.
Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance, and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.
Orange Aventurine is considered a stone of good luck, fortune, and a manifestor of exciting new possibilities. It has been called the "Whisper Stone" since the energy of this stone helps to quiet the critical and judgmental inner voice. Orange Aventurine also calms and stills the mind of inner chatter when preparing for and during meditation. Orange Aventurine is great when dealing with issues of self-worth. Use Orange Aventurine to help you to clear blockages between the Sacral and Third-Eye Chakras. Orange Aventurine can be used to enhance personal will by channeling energy through the Sacral Chakra for assimilation. This also helps one to be more discerning in their application of this will, so that one is aligned with the highest vibration.
Red Aventurine is a remarkable crystal for helping one choose their highest path, offering discernment and the ability to perceive which plans and ideas are best to follow, and which are less than ideal. It allows one to see the Self and overcome ego when it prevents better judgment, and lends assurance to those who fear commitment to choose a path and follow it through. It encourages self-forgiveness and the ability to laugh at one’s own mistakes.
African bloodstone are a variety of deep-green chalcedony, a crypto-crystalline quartz, flecked with red jasper. When feeling fearful or frail, bloodstone brings tenacity and strength. It gives us the confidence to face challenges, instills the courage to move forward, and carries an encouraging, comforting energy. Bloodstone draws energy through the base, or Root Chakra, filling us with greater determination. It will be your ally in difficult times, increasing your resilience and resolve.
Like the unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history. A glassy, translucent stone, Carnelian is an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its color varies from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning "flesh." In antiquity, as well as today, Carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire. Orange stones, especially the carnelians, are excellent aids for training, coordination of physical exercise programs, and for balancing body energy levels. Carnelian is said to attract prosperity, new resources and good luck. It is a talisman for success in any money-making venture. In the workplace, it is a crystal of ambition, drive and determination, and wards off undue pressures of co-workers or impersonal corporations with unrealistic expectations. Carnelian clarifies the voice. It is the Singer's Stone. Carnelian lends the courage needed to help overcome difficulties and defend a cause. It promotes idealism, a sense of community and pragmatism.
Celestite can relieve stress, anxiety and obsessive behaviors. It is a perfect piece to carry for those who are singers, actors or speakers, as the energy will alleviate any type of stage fright or nervousness. Celestite gives courage to those who suffer from agoraphobia (fear of crowds) or public speaking. It can be beneficial for shy or timid children to try new experiences. Celestite brings harmony and balance, and will assist the holder in finding and maintaining inner peace.
Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life-giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings, and new pursuits. Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. It is one of only two crystals on Earth that never needs to be cleared or cleansed.
Fluorite is one of the most collectible and highly sought after crystals in the world, loved by mineralogists and metaphysical healers alike. Its remarkable cubes are at times, almost too perfect to believe, emerging like magic treasure in matrix rock, or tightly stacked cube on cube like a futuristic city in miniature. Hailed as “the most colorful mineral in the world,” Fluorite forms in a wide variety of hues, typically purple, green, yellow, blue, and in pure form - colorless, though specimens of pink, red, white, brown and black also occur. It is frequently multi-colored with bands, or zones, of color that intermingle. Impurities, exposure to radiation, and voids in the color centers determine Fluorite’s color and help give it a wonderful luminous quality. Fluorite is an extraordinary creation of Nature, beautiful and luminous, soft and glassy, often vibrant in color, with an internal structure of order and perfection that resonates with the human mind like no other crystal. It carries a calm, stable frequency that brings order to chaos, and scattered and discordant energies into cohesion and harmony. Fluorite supports spirituality and thought, focus and concentration, and balance in all aspects of one’s life.
Known as the “Genius Stone,” Fluorite represents the highest state of mental achievement, boosting aptitude and discernment, the absorption of new information, and helping one work through complex issues. Its energy stimulates the electrical charge of brain cells, drawing in more life force (prana) as it encourages both hemispheres to work harmoniously together in balance. Expanding the consciousness, it advances the mind to greater mental, spiritual and psychic awareness. It stirs creativity and provides a limitless range of avenues for exploration. Fluorite forms in many color varieties, and while each manifests its abilities in different ways, all serve the mental body, brain and energetic levels of being.
Blue Goldstone is a man-made stone. Its sparkle comes from flecks of copper.
In crystal healing it is said to be the stone of confidence and ambition, encouraging motivation and drive. It has a positive attitude; it is an uplifting stone. Goldstone is said to promote vitality. In physical healing it has the same attributes as copper helping soothe conditions of the joints and reducing stomach complaints stemming from anxiety.
If you're drawn to the Hematite crystal, it could be a sign that you're in need of grounding and balancing in your life. As soon as the Hematite crystal stone touches the skin, you'll feel more centered and calm with its intense but subtle vibrations. While all crystals have powerful grounding effects, the Hematite crystal properties are a gem when it comes to clearing and activating the root chakra, the energy center that anchors us to the earth and provides a feeling of stability.
The Hematite crystal meaning is linked with its ability to absorb any toxic emotions holding you back from your natural state of joy and vitality. Use Hematite in your crystal healing first aid kit to clear away negative feelings from stress, anxiety, and worry. The Hematite crystal works to pull any stray negative energy in the aura to the root chakra where it neutralizes its harmful effects by balancing and aligning all seven chakras. This explains why Hematite is one of the best root chakra stones.
Blue Jade is a type of Jadeite, which is a sodium aluminum silicate. Blue Jade will inspire you to see the big picture and not to allow your problems or emotions to cause you any more stress.
Blue Jade is a stone of peace and serenity. It will relax and restore you and get rid of your negative energies. It will also help temper your emotional upheaval and bring back the equilibrium in your body. It will help teach you the lesson that life is not always fair, and that while there’s nothing wrong with innocence and idealism, it will not hurt to be realistic and practical. Blue Jade will help you remain calm even if you’re experiencing storms in your life.
It will keep you grounded and stable, and it will protect you so that the negative energies that are in your life will not change who you are. It will increase your capacity to have rational thoughts and your ability to discern the best road to take. It will help you move forward and make progress, and it will allow you to see your life from a different vantage point.
Blue Jade will bring in more trust, patience, faith, and respect in your relationships. It will encourage you to be more sincere and compassionate, and it will urge you to act more responsibly. It will give you the courage to accept and embrace the life that you have.
Yellow Jade is made up of calcium magnesium iron silicate. It has a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. This is the stone’s ability resist scratches and other kinds of surface damage. It’s extremely tough, and it also has the ability to create light dispersion and brilliance effects. Yellow Jade refers to the yellow variety of Nephrite, which is a variety of Jade. It’s one of the rarest kinds of Jades, with colors being as light as lemon. It can also exhibit a dark golden color.Yellow Jade is associated with Fire Energy, which is oriented to identity, ego, and self-definition. Its yellow color will instill optimism, enthusiasm, wisdom, and intellect. It’s aligned with the Sun and the planet Mars, and it will encourage you to harness your personal power and achieve a sense of fulfillment. Yellow Jade will bring energies of self-confidence, courage, and abundance. It will impart wisdom in silence and tranquility, and it will dispel harm and negativity. This stone will also attract good luck and good fortune, and it will enable self-sufficiency. It will help you release your emotions in a healthy manner.
Red Jasper’s steady frequency calms the emotional body creating a lasting, stable energy for improving health or overcoming illness, setting goals and following through to completion, facing unpleasant tasks and having the courage to rectify wrongs. Red Jasper activates the Base Chakra and stimulates the rise of the kundalini energy throughout the chakras, cleansing and strengthening the aura. It is a stone of passion, useful for restoring and rejuvenating the libido, and in manifesting creative ideas.
Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one's own awareness of inner spirit, intuition, and psychic abilities.
Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future.
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black or grayish-white, is composed in aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green.
Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory. A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. Wear it for all forms of deep communication. It is also a stone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships.
Larvikite is a member of the Feldspar family. The name originates from the Larvik Fjord region in Norway, where this type of igneous rock is found. Typical colors are dark grey, dark blue to black with a blue or steely coloured flash similar to labradorite but the two are distinctly different stones.
Larvikite is a protective and grounding stone. It is cleansing to the subtle bodies and facilitates a strong connection with the energies of Earth, helping to connect with the spirits of Nature. Larvikite repels negative energy. Larvikite increases our security in the strength of our own intellect, stimulates creativity and the exchange of wisdom. Larvikite helps us to see ourselves through the eyes of our higher self. Larvikite teaches patience, and can support when completion and closure to a goal is required. It also helps us to understand and resolve complicated facts and to make decisions that are rational and sober and not based upon our emotions. Larvikite assists the brain to take in new information more easily. It creates new pathways for knowledge to travel and can open new doors for us. Larvikite can help to make us more adaptable to situations.
Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.
A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian brings a balance to body, mind, and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation (office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person with ease. Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns.
A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making. Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.
Opalite promotes a sense of calm security, easing stress and depression, and encouraging one to stop brooding in order to better direct one's thoughts and energies.
Picasso Stone helps in the development of creative talents, and fulfillment of artistic enterprises. This stone helps with the transformation of intuition into intellectual thought so that information received can be implemented. Picasso stone assists one while going through change giving it a positive spin and to see it as an opportunity.
Quartz crystals are known as “master healing crystals,” crystals that can be used to heal any condition that they are needed for. Because of their unique power to take on the energy of any situation (much like their color, white, contains all other colors), quartz crystals are one of the single most beneficial stones that you can introduce into your life for purposes of healing. Introducing quartz crystals into your life is highly beneficial if you are struggling with emotional exhaustion, psychic dullness, and lack of motivation,
Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.
Rose Quartz opens up your heart to every kind of love that you need; self-love, familial love, friendship love, love for humanity or romantic love. As a rush of compassion, happiness and forgiveness pulses through you, this stone will assist you in letting go of negative emotions.
Rutilated quartz is a form of clear quartz that is characterized by the presence of “needles” or strands of rutile within the structure of the quartz crystal.
Rutile is a titanium dioxide mineral, and sometimes contains large quantities of iron oxide. When the iron oxide content is high, the rutilated quartz may have needles of gold and red in it, and when the content is lower, it may have a darker, even almost black colour. Rutilated Quartz is an illuminator for the soul, promoting spiritual growth. It cleanses and energises the aura. Draws off negative energy and disease, letting go of the past. Rutilated Quartz gives protection against the ill thoughts of others. It helps to reach the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction. Soothes dark moods and acts as an antidepressant. Rutilated Quartz relieves fears, phobias and anxiety. Promotes forgiveness at all levels.
In the realm of dark stones, Smoky Quartz offers a rare and beautiful transparency that draws light into shades of black and brown. With crystals as pale and surreal as a wisp of smoke, as dark and clear as midnight waters, or as warm and rich as a cognac by the fire, this mineral honors its connection with Mother Earth. It is a talisman of the Root Chakra, an anchor in the natural world, drawing white light energy from the Crown down through the body to be deeply rooted into the physical plane. It initiates movement of primal forces within the body and activates one’s survival instincts in a purified way. It brings strength and stability, and a sense of personal pride in walking the Earth and inhabiting a human form.
RUBY IN ZOISITE
Sodalite helps us know ourselves at a deeper level, giving us a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem: Know yourself and be empowered. Accept yourself and be invincible. This is the magic of Sodalite. It gives you superpowers that keep you shielded from negative forces in our imperfect world. The gift of knowing who you are is the foundation of all wisdom, so get connected with the Sodalite crystal stone and transcend the ordinary with its extraordinary healing powers.
This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions. It is an effective stone to assist you to accomplish goals.
BLUE TIGERS EYE
RED TIGERS EYE
African Turquoise is an evolutionary stone – it is supposed to help you to bring necessary change in your life and open you up to what the future will hold for you. It helps you to balance your past and your future as you continue to become your true self.
Vesuvianite, also called Idocrase, it was named for deposits found at the volcano on Mt Vesuvius. It is transparent to opaque and the colors of this mineral are brown, olive green, yellow, and red/blue (Cyprine) Vesuvianite has powerful mental connections. It opens the mind and clears negative thought patterns so that the mind can function more clearly. It stimulates inventiveness and the urge to discover, linking this with creativity. It represents cooperative effort and is a wonderful stone to present to newly-weds, business associates, friends, and acquaintances. It also assists in the control of the creative and intuitive aspects of the inner realm. Unlocks and stabilizes the mental faculties, helping to clear negative thought patterns from the mental, emotional, and physical bodies and helps one to recognize that which is important to further one’s advancement along the spiritual path.
This stone heals the emotional heart and increases your zest for life. It opens your heart to joy, lifts depression and a lack of desire for living. Green vesuvianite promotes the courage to open to love and change. It will draw prosperity and abundance to you. It supports those with poor blood circulation, high blood pressure, anemia and heart disease.