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Crystal properties

 

Abalone

 

Abalone is a shell that has been used for centuries in jewellery and carvings. Sometimes 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. This unique shell embodies all the aspects of the water, including love and beauty, gentleness, caring, comfort, peacefulness, delight and solace. It is said to be useful for handling and calming emotional situations and is very soothing to the mind/body. When working through any emotional situation, have abalone nearby as it is believed to be beneficial and promotes cooperation.

Chakra: Solar plexus, heart and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

Abalone has been used for arthritis and other joint and muscle disorders, the heart and digestion

Feng Shui:

Use in the centre area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and a sense of peace.

 

Adamite

Adamite is said to blur the boundaries between your heart and mind, allowing them to work together towards conscious outcomes. It provides inner strength when dealing with emotional issues and helps you to communicate your feelings. It provides you with courage to step into the unknown, helping bring prosperity through business and helping you to attain material objects. It also inspires fresh, often left field thinking, which allows you to try new things.

Chakra: Throat, Heart and Solar Plexus.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; throat, mouth, ears, breathing, lymph, lungs, heart, thymus and endocrine glands.

Feng Shui:

Place in cash register or prosperity area for a business.

Hardness: 3.5

Chemical Composition: Zn2AsO4OH

Contains copper and other trace elements making this toxic is in water, do not place in water to make gem water.

 

Agate

Agates are grounding stones and are one of the oldest stones use for good luck. Agates bring balance of physical/emotional aspects, helping to raise consciousness and build self confidence. Agate enables the person wearing it to choose their friends carefully. Used to avert from lighting and stormy weather (physically and metaphysically), agate brings prosperity. It is a protector of children. This stone helps us to have patience, and allows for inner peace. Use agate as a gazing tool for divination and meditation. It is said to harmonise male and female energies known as yin and yang energies.

Folk remedies:

Agate has been used for fertility for centuries. It is believed to prevent miscarriages and alleviate discomfort during pregnancy. It is a cooling stone used for stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys. Used for centring, taking heart and maintaining blood sugar levels. This is why it is so helpful for dizziness, headaches and impaired balance, anorexia, lymph nodes, Restores nerve feeling and healing after injury/burns.

Feng Shui: Agate is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the centre for balance, health and grounding and in the West for children, in the Southwest (as a pair) for fertility and in the East for community and family.

Hardness: 6.5 -7

Chemical composition: SiO2

 

Agate Banded

This is a stone for grounding and centring the energies, for self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace and anxiety. Black agate is considered a receiving stones and is used for calming, soothing, inward meditation and reflection. When used for Chakra healing and balancing, Black Agate represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally, when using black stones at the Root Chakra, they bring us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.

Chakra: root/base

 

Agate Blue Lace

Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds, it is soft cooling and calming aiding in restoring peace of mind. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace, it is highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Neutralises anger it helps restore calm and peaceful emotions.

Chakra: throat also works with heart, third eye and crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to strengthen hereditary skeletal structure, outward manifested growths, Arthritis, strong throat healer, released shoulder and neck problems and enhancing self expression. It is also said to be highly beneficial to the lymph and immune system and heightens sound therapy.

 

Agate Botswana

This agate is often gray and waxy in appearance and is strongly recommended for fire-fighters, people who smoke, and for anyone who comes in regular contact with excessive amounts of heat or smoke. Helpful for anyone who wants to quit smoking. The stone has sometimes been called the "change stone" as it aids in accepting change/transformation in a positive way especially in situations that may be painful without it. It can also be of benefit in release of repressed emotion and can be helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive and compulsive behaviour patterns.

Folk remedies:

It is said to be beneficial to the circulatory system, the skin, and the brain, soothing depression and a pleasant side effect may be giddiness. It is said to bring a sense of comfort and is of benefit for those who are grieving. It is also said to be beneficial to the nervous system and helping rid the body of toxins as well as in the healing of broken bones.

Agate Crazy lace

Crazy Lace Agate is a balancing and protecting stone (particularly emotionally protective), brining laughter as well as absorbing emotional pain. It can be used to help with decision making by balancing the physical, emotional, and mental so that it is easy to make decision, helping one stay focussed. It is also believed to ward off the "evil eye."

Folk Remedies:

Crazy Lace Agate is said to be excellent for increasing stamina and energy, and is good for skin disorders such as acne, eczema, beneficial for the endocrine system and the heart.

Agate Dendritic (Tree Agate)

Dendritic Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, so will have the healing properties also.

Sometimes known as the stone of 'plenitude', it brings abundance and fullness to life in all areas. It also has affinity for plants and is said to benefit yield of crops and growth of house plants. It helps calm and balance the environment creating a peaceful space. It creates a deep earth and nature connection. This agate has a slow effect and takes time to be fully effective. It helps centring especially in times of instability and confusion.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to treat skeletal disorders, reverses capillary degeneration, stimulates the circulatory system, and relieves/eases pain, beneficial for nervous system conditions such as neuralgia. Can be used to overcome Geopathic stress or black ley lines.

Agate Fire

It is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies, can aid memory, including recall of past lives and is said it can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck and it also helps stabilize energies in the home.

Comes in varying shades of orange, brown, blue, or green and has a strong connection to the energies of the earth so has strong grounding properties and can be beneficial for meditation. Induces a feeling of relaxation and as such aids you to examine and deal with problems in a calm and safe manner. Helps take the edge off difficult experiences. It is recommended for dentists, optometrists, and those in the healing profession.

Chakra: Root/sacral

Folk remedies

It is said to help alleviate problems of the stomach and endocrine system, heal open sores, rejuvenate tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies, and neuralgia.

Agate Moss agate

Moss agate gets its name from the moss like Dendritic inclusions in these stone, as its name suggests it gives a strong connection to nature. It is sad to attract wealth, a stone of abundance. Improves ego and self-esteem, emotional balance and strengthens positive personality traits whilst releasing fears and stress. It helps us see the beauty that surrounds us, it is said to be a midwives aid and of benefit during labour. It is also said it is of benefit in agricultural uses promoting growth in new crops.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to speed up recovery, and cleanses and detoxifies the body, as an elixir is of benefit when applied to the skin for skin disorders/infections, also said to bring optimism and trust.

Agate Turritella

This agate is recognised by the fossilised sea creatures and snail markings in the stone. It can be carried as a protective amulet. Turritella agates are among healing stones called "record keepers" and can be used to attain knowledge of past events in history. It is also like some of the other agates a stone that can open up communication with the plant and mineral world making this an earth healer.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be soothing for the stomach and can stimulate proper gut transit, calming and grounding. It is also said to be of benefit for; colon, gastroenteritis, IBS, wind pains, pancreas, circulation, emotional security and energy, lymphatic system, balances sexual energy, sight, varicose veins, strengthens aura and acts as a shield, , natural talents and channelling.

Agate Zebra

It has the core properties of all Agates i.e. it encourages and facilitates general good health and well-being as well as bringing both the physical and subtle (aura and chakras) bodies into balance. However, this stone's main focus is that of protection, particularly of physical dangers. This is ideal for those travelling, working or living in volatile environments or partaking in dangerous sports etc.

Amazonite

It is a form of feldspar so has these properties in addition to;

Soothing and pacifying aggression eases calms fears and worries. If placed over a door to bring in new business, wonderful for entrepreneurs and those in sales. It is said to have a powerful filtration action making it beneficial for Geopathic stress, and absorber of microwaves and mobile phone emissions.

This is a great stone for communication, confidence and leadership and is said to reduce self-damaging behaviour, increases self-respect, grace, self-assuredness with communication. As an elixir it is beneficial to all levels of consciousness.

Chakra: heart, solar plexus and throat.

Folk remedies:

Amazonite is believed to affect the throat, thyroid, thymus, nerve and Brain paths by gently soothing the brain and nervous system. It is also believed to be beneficial to balancing metabolic processes, muscle spasms, tooth decay and osteoporosis.

Feng Shui:

Amazonite is used in the Northeast area for self cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships and for dispersing negative energy in any room.

Hardness: 6-6.5

Chemical composition: KalSi3O8 potassium aluminium silicate

Amber

This is a fossilised resin which is most commonly gold to yellow brown (however can also be green or red) it has electromagnetic properties (rubbing a piece of amber with a cloth, will build up an electric charge that makes it attract small items such as wood shavings, paper and straw). Due to its origin it is a powerful grounder, and deeply connected to earth energies.

It is an energy transmuter absorbing negative energy changing it and releasing it as positive energy. It is said to be a powerful protector, to bring good luck to warriors, detox and protection from radiation, especially x-rays, sun, computers, airport, planes and other people's energies. It has an emotionally balancing and uplifting property which can be beneficial for depression and suicidal thoughts, bringing about a positive mental state. Amber is said to aid memory which makes it a good stone for studying. Amber is used for past life work, scrying and divination.

It cleans the aura, assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order, dispersing negative energy and clears the surrounding environment. Amber is the stone, which brings about altruism and great wisdom. Amber is known to attract luck, love and inspire change as well as improve wisdom.

Chakra: Solar plexus opens the crown chakra, (green - heart, Red - heart, sacral)

Folk remedies:

Amber is a powerful healer that draws out "dis-ease" through its detoxifying efforts. It revitalizes tissue, therefore making it a great "stone" for wound healing, weight gain, believed to treat goitres, brings mental clarity, mood balance and confidence. Therefore, helps with stomach anxiety, kidney, gallbladder, spleen, spine issues, central nervous system disorders, brain, and memory loss and cell regeneration. Make an elixir with this stone to apply to all pain issues. Amber is known to stimulate metabolism and treat skin disorders. It is also a good stone for treating asthma, and allergies.

Feng Shui:

Amber is used in the Centre/Health position to encourage good health and create balance and calm. Use it in the Northeast area for self cultivation and wisdom, in the Southwest area for partners, love and relationships (use in pairs) and for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in any room to also attract change into your space.

Hardness: 2- 3

Chemical composition: C12H20O

Amethyst

Balancing stone calming or stimulating as required (balances highs and lows of emotions), it is protective and yet expansive helping to open intuition and psychic gifts. It is an energy transmuter that absorbs negative energy and releases it as calm positive energy.

Strengthens and enhances psychic abilities, imagery and mind quieting, improving dream recall. Wear when sleeping or when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Amethyst contains the grounding colour of red with the energy of blue, which is expanding, spacious and flow of peace. Crossing this threshold is the lesson of humility, which Amethyst can teach us. This stone can show us how to let go and trust; surrender so that you may see beyond the cycle that consumes your attention; give it all up, so that you can receive more; and bow, that you may become a part of the greater whole. Amethyst is considered a Master Healing stone.

Chakra: third eye and crown chakra

Folk remedies:

It is said to aid sleep, boosts the immune system and relieves physical/emotional pain or stress and blocks Geopathic stress. Amethyst is said to strengthen the cleansing organs, the circulatory system and blood, the immune system, and body metabolism, as well as ease headaches, eyes, scalp/hair, pituitary, pineal and blood sugar balance.

It is beneficial for addictive personalities; helps in sobriety, as well as alcohol, food, sex and other addictions. It soothes the nervous system and assists in the transmission of neural signals. Helps you feel less scattered and more in control of your faculties. Memory skills and motivation improve. Goals are clearer, more realistic, and easier to achieve. However, you must use this stone cautiously with subjects who have paranoid or schizoid tendencies. Beneficial for those who meditate, useful in dispelling rage, anger, fear, and anxiety, and is a good stone for clarifying and remembering dreams.

Feng Shui:

Amethyst is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Southeast direction, in the Centre for balance and spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2 with Mn and Fe (Silica dioxide with manganese and Iron present that creates the purple colouration)

Ametrine

A natural combination of Amethyst and Citrine, please see both for full details. Stimulates the intellect beyond worldly aspects, brings peace and tranquillity, during meditation helps attain higher states more quickly, helping to clear the mind. Clears negativity from the aura, releases blockages.

Chakra: solar plexus, crown and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of particular benefit for those who have had long standing illness due to its ability to give insight into causes of "dis-ese". Powerful cleanser, boosts the immune system, aids the autonomic nervous system, heals chronic fatigue syndrome, tension headaches, stress related conditions and releases blockages.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2 (minor iron impurities cause ametrine's colours)

Ammolite

This is a fossil that is said to represent full coming full circle and knowing a place for the first time. It is said to activate personal empowerment and spiritual will, transmuting negative energy into a flowing positive spiral of energy. A powerful karmic cleanser and stimulates the flow of Ki (QI, chi) energy.

Chakra: Third eye, solar plexus and root.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to aid overall wellbeing and longevity. Also said to be of benefit in; osteomyelitis, depression, labour pain, cell metabolism,

Feng Shui:

Places appropriately can bring wealth, health vitality and happiness to the home whether placed in wealth, health corners or in the centre. In business premises it can be used to promote business dealings, ostitis and tinnitus as well as supporting the inner ear, cranium, lungs and limbs.

Ammonite

Ammonite is a fossil and as such has a strong connection with the earth; it is a stone of protection. It provides for insight and it helps to assist one in seeing the "whole picture", gives stability to its user.

Chakra: Sacral

Folk Remedies:

Believed to ease birthing pains and bring relaxation. It helps to remind us to keep breathing, due to its circular design.

Feng Shui:

Ammonite is believed by Feng Shui masters to be associated to the scales of the mythical creature "Chi Lin" Therefore, it is said to be a powerful wealth stone and brings prosperity, grandeur and illustrious sons, similar to the potency of the Chi Lin.

Angelite

This stone is excellent at balancing, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the aura or ethereal network, it is also known as the stone of "awareness" for the new age. It is very calming and its shade of blue refreshes the eyes and spirit. This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans, opens psychic channelling. Angelite helps in self expression, communication and allows us to speak our mind, helping us to become more assertive. It is a highly soothing stone that has a calming and soothing effect in children that are overactive or have anxiety.

Angelite is often used for psychic connection to oneness with the Universe, the angelic realm and for spiritual guidance. Angelite is utilized for heightened sensory awareness, which also makes it great for astral travel. Angelite helps us to see paths to surmount challenges. It dispels anger, renews connections with Universal knowledge, and reduces the "upstream struggle" during new endeavours.

Chakra: Throat

Folk Remedies:

Angelite has been used with great results for atrophy of the Thymus. It is used for relieving throat inflammation and to balance the thyroid. Angelite also repairs and soothes tissues and blood vessels, said to cool sunburn and beneficial in weight. It is very useful for weight control. It aligns physical and etheric fields for healing the self and others, unblocks the body's energy meridians. Regenerates and rejuvenates ill or depleted areas. Provides a protective energy field around the area where it is placed.

Feng Shui:

Use this stone in the Northeast area for wisdom and knowledge and in the Centre area for balance and harmony.

Apache tears

This is a form of Obsidian also see properties of Obsidian.

The stones are said to bring good luck to those possessing them. Black obsidian is a powerful Meditation stone. The purpose of this gemstone is to bring to light that which is hidden from the conscious mind, it brings up negativity slowly so that it can be transmuted. It dissolves suppressed negative patterns and purifies them. It can create a somewhat radical behaviour change as new positive attitudes replace old, negative, egocentric patterns. The Apache tears are also said to balance the emotional nature and protect one from being taken advantage of whilst also promoting forgiveness. It can be carried as an amulet to stimulate success in business endeavours.

Chakra: Root - grounding and protection

Folk Remedies:

Eases and releases pain, loss/grief, sadness, and anger, to help heal and go on with life. For looking within, protection, vision quest/purpose. Gently grounds and unblocks lower body and endocrine glands.

Feng Shui:

This stone is used in any direction in order to attract good luck and protection.

Hardness: 5-5.5

Chemical composition: SIO2

Additional information:

The name "Apache tear" comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain in the 1870s, outnumbered and facing defeat; the Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears turned into stone on hitting the ground.

Apatite

Apatite is a great stone for encouraging inspiration. It is the stone used for humanitarian efforts and attitudes. It gives us insight into our own humility, our appreciation and desire toward service for mankind, clears confusion and frustration. Apatite allows us to connect between past and future, the conscious and unconscious and the psychic and intuitive centres and of great benefit for meditation (raises Kundalini).

Blue Apatite - Aids self-expression, teaching, healing, and verbally expressing yourself.

Purple Apatite - Increases for intuition, psychic insight.

Yellow Apatite - Stimulates creativity as well as, intuitive awakening.

Chakra: Throat - Blue Apatite, Green - heart, Third eye - Purple Apatite, Solar plexus - Yellow Apatite

Folk Remedies:

Apatite has very high concentrations, of minerals as well as trace minerals; it is often used for bone, joint and degenerative ailments such as arthritis, back pain, and osteoporosis. The high calcium content is said to strengthen bones, muscles and helps with mineral assimilation. The stone is used for issues with the mouth, throat, thyroid, high blood pressure, and especially stuttering. It is a cooling stone used for stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys, and as such beneficial for; indigestion, weight loss and appetite disturbances either excess or deficient. Helpful for children coping during their growth years as apatite benefits muscle tissue and general motor skills, ease hypertension and restores clear thought.

Yellow apatite is helpful for lifting depression and helping with chronic fatigue.

Blue - Healing for the kidneys

Purple: stimulation of the pineal gland

Feng Shui:

Apatite is used primarily anywhere to help bring inspiration. Consider using this stone in the Centre for balance, health and grounding, in the West for children and in the East for community and family.

Apophyllite

Clear, white, light green striated crystals, it assists one connect to spirit and act in truth. It has a powerful vibrational energy for deep, peaceful stillness and alpha state/meditation/dream recall, clairvoyance, and astral travel.

Mirror Apophyllite: has the additional reflective qualities of being able to receive back what intentions are sent into the "mirror' of this stone. It has been used for centuries in India in the "art of gazing", it is often called upon to reflect doings from the past to its user, in order to see both the good and the bad aspects of families' past. Allowing the gazer to be aware of and work on improving the deficiencies from within. It provides a clear and absolute connection between the physical bodies and the astral bodies of its user. Mirror Apophyllite is an extremely powerful crystal and will also enrich the users' intuitive capacities.

Green: is most powerful Heals and brings joyous openness to the heart, it also clears mental fuzziness and channels for with higher-self and angelic realm contact.

Chakra: Green - heart/brow/crown, White - crown, mirror Apophyllite - third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be an excellent stone to assist in Reiki healing, helping the client to reach a deeper state of relaxation and receptiveness. Believed to be beneficial for the respiratory system, neutralising allergies, and especially important in assisting healing of the spirit.

Hardness: 4.5-5

Chemical composition: KCa4(Si4O10)2F8(H2O)

Aqua aura

This quartz is not naturally occurring quartz it is natural clear quartz with metallic light blue tint from electrical infusion of gold (amplifies quartz conductivity), will also have the general properties of quartz.

It is said to enhance one's intuition and communication (opening to channel), increase telepathy, alter consciousness for meditation, calm nervousness and instils inner peace. It is also said to help one's inner beauty to shine, and to attract wealth and success. Protective against psychic attack or physiological attack creating a protective shield.

Aqua aura will help you find your own space again. The aqua aura quartz crystal will bring wisdom to expressive communication, encouraging peace and guard against opposing energies

Chakra: Throat (cleanses the aura and aligns the chakras)

Folk Remedies:

Aqua Aura is said to It increases the ability to send energy & alter consciousness for meditation, telepathy, healing for the thymus gland, stimulating the immune system..

Other interesting information:

Quartz is placed in a pressurized chamber at high temperature and exposed to pure vaporized gold. The resulting bond creates the rich blue colour called Aqua Aura.

Aquamarine

This stone has the calming, soothing energy of the sea, often said to be a stone of courage. It is; soothing, uplifting, openness, innocence, light heartedness, creativity, communication, self-awareness, confidence, purpose, and reduces fears.

Used for protection on journeys, especially those who travel on water.

Helps stabilize and harmonize unsettled surroundings. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive and mystical people, where is can increase creativity and sharpens intuition (ideal for meditation).

Quiets the mind and reduces stress, helping to bring tolerance of others especially to those who are judgemental. Clears blocked communication and aids the user in verbal expression. This stone allows us to find our individually and be ourselves. It is helpful to those who wear it, in regards to finding love, promoting fidelity and smoothing out differences between others.

Chakra: Throat/ Heart (also creates a shield)

Folk Remedies:

Said to be highly beneficial for stress relief (calms the nerves), stimulates and strengthens the immune system, sore throats, strengthens body's filtration organs (liver, spleen, kidneys), helps swollen glands as well as balance and fortify them. Benefits the pituitary and thyroid, allergies, improves vision and assists in teeth maintenance.

Feng Shui:

Used in the Southwest for relationship/love and in negative directions for courage and protection

Hardness: 7.5-8

Chemical composition: Be3Al2 (SiO3)6

Aragonite

Earth healer and grounding stone that is closely attuned to the earth goddess. It helps reach a centeredness during periods of stress and anger (brings patience when it is needed the most), also helps in preparation for meditation or healing.

Helps take you to childhood or past lives, and can help provide insight into the root of a problem/issue that confronts on the physical plane.

Aragonite promotes reliability in people and discipline. Aragonite increases self-worth and self-confidence. In business, Aragonite helps clear the mind and provide energy required to meet professional challenges, and increases practicality. Thought to teach the art of deep thinking, Aragonite gives the ability to live everyday life with an open heart and mind.

Chakra: Sacral

Folk Remedies:

An aragonite elixir can be used as a "spring tonic" and for the amelioration of general aches and pains." It is said to be beneficial for; hair loss, skin disorders, strengthening/mending broken bones, pain relief from spinal pain, chronic fatigue (increasing energy), increasing energy levels, aids calcium absorption, strengthens the immune system, reduces stress, and brings warmth to cold extremities.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical composition: CaCO3

Aventurine

Aventurine is a positive stone of abundance and good luck, brining joy, balance (also balance of male and female energies) and clarity.

Can be used to create energy grids and to block Geopathic stress, it also absorbs electromagnetic smog and protect against environmental pollution.

Aventurine helps connect us to universal love and truth, and it is of benefit in business when interviewing and selling products. This stone helps to create stability in financial matters, especially when times are tough. Keep it around when paying bills, making business transactions or gambling. Spiritually, Aventurine protects the heart, enhances creativity and working with spirit guides.

Aventurine is a member of the quartz/feldspar family, has a concentrated ability to dissolve emotional blockage. It's a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the heart centre during chakra balancing. It helps to balance the emotions, and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during times of stress (also placed over the solar plexus when emotion is internalised).

Blue:

Clarity of mind and aiding in clear communication, and is said to be a strong mental healer, emotional balancer, enhances leadership qualities, strengthening intuitive powers, increases patience, and reduces stubbornness.

Green:

Green is the colour of healing and Aventurine, soothing and comforting, good luck, increasing humour, increasing cheerfulness, heart healer. It is said to aid in reducing nausea, reducing negative emotions and thoughts.

Peach:

It is said to enhance decision making and creativity; idea for writers, artists and musicians (anyone in a creative field). Along with this it also helps opening and enhancing of creative visualisations.

Red:

Red Aventurine is believed to reduce negative thoughts, encouraging a positive attitude and outlook, as well as an ability to diffuse a negative situation and to turn it around (perfect for anyone that is in a process of self development "going within one's self"). Enhancing creativity, prosperity and encouraging the ability to see possibilities.

It is also believed to heal the reproductive system, balance the blood pressure and to calm the nerves. It is also said to encourage the body to burn fat efficiently. Smoothed over the skin it is thought to bring relief from eczema and fungal skin infections.

Chakra: Heart (green and red), Throat chakra (blue), Sacral (red), Solar plexus (green, peach)

Folk Remedies:

Aventurine works with lungs, heart, adrenal glands, thymus glands, connective tissue, nervous system, calming troubled emotions, and sexual organs. It is known as the "heart healer". Historically also known to draw out heat of fevers, inflammation, nervous system, stress. It can be placed your bath water, a soft, soothing stone for general healing, also believed to heal emotional pain, fear, and imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart.

As an elixir it is said to relieve skin problems

Feng Shui:

Aventurine works in any area or in your life which needs an emotional lift and also acts as a general healer which is ideal in an area that is dedicated to health. It helps with any negative direction where better choices or good luck is needed. Aventurine is associated with the North area related to career and the West area relating to creativity.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2 (Quartz) coloured by mineral Dumortierite (Al,Fe3+)7O3(BO3)(SiO4)3

Azurite

Azurite is sometimes known as the "Stone of heaven" this name comes from its ability to stimulate the pursuit of the heavenly self (helping us move toward enlightenment), being guided by the third eye and allowing for accurate and verbalisation of psychic experiences.

Aids in journeying and accessing other times, places and past lives, allowing us; deeper insight and seeing the truth, it also helps aid and assist a meditative and channelling state.

It is said to eliminate indecision, enhances creativity, ability to see things with a new perspective, improves memory, allows deeper insights, cleanses the mind, cleanses the etheric and mental bodies of the aura, and helps ease stress/grief.

Chakra: Third eye (cleanses and stimulates), throat, Sacral and Heart.

Folk Remedies:

Azurite is believed to stimulate the thyroid gland, ameliorate the arrangement of the vertebrae, and is said to be beneficial for; skin cleansing, sinus, spleen, nervous system, aid developing embryonic babies in the womb, aids detoxification, kidney, gall bladder, teeth, disorders of spinal alignment, and circulatory disorders.

As an elixir it is said to ameliorate a healing crisis, symptoms getting worse before they get better.

Hardness: 3-3.5

Chemical composition: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

Additional information:

Azurite is a blue copper-based stone found in association with Malachite. In Native American Indian history it is said to have been used as a sacred stone, nodule and crystal forms used to facilitate contact with ones spiritual Indian guide.

Beryl

Beryl stones represent a group of minerals which include; aquamarine, emerald, golden or yellow beryl, heliodor and Morganite, and many more.

Beryl assists its possessor in learning how to filter out distractions and unnecessary stimulation. Good for relieving stress, calming the mind.

Chakra: Beryl will work with each chakra centre with the associated colour of this crystal.

Folk Remedies:

Beryl has been used for centuries to help stomach, intestines, ulcers, nausea and eating disorders. It is said to be beneficial for the mental body for exhaustion, depression and stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine and bones. Also said to be of benefit to; elimination organs such as the kidneys, liver, and intestines, strengthening the circulatory and pulmonary systems, eyes, throat, and easing a stressed mental state.

Feng Shui:

Beryl stones are used in the Centre area for harmony, balance and spiritual growth, in the North area for personal journey and in the Southwest area for relationships of any kind.

Hardness: 7.5-8

Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6

Beryl Golden

Golden Beryl had the properties of Beryl as well as; it is said that the message of this stone is that there is no obstacle in any circumstance that confidence and conviction cannot resolve. It is said to be a seer's stone used for ritual and magic. It promotes purity of being, teaches initiative and stimulates the will to succeed.

Chakra: Solar plexus

Bloodstone

(Also look at chalcedony)

Bloodstone is believed to have mystical properties; controlling weather, banishing evil/negativity, and directing spiritual energies. It is said to bring a calm, tranquil atmosphere that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy. Bloodstone increases intuition, creativity, shields from undesirable influences, stimulates dreaming, teaches us courage, aids decision making, and reduces irritability and aggression.

It is a very strong healing and protective stone and has sometimes been called "stone of courage". It is highly powerful for centring and grounding, it is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts abundance and good luck.

Chakra: Heart (green) and Root (red).

Folk Remedies:

This crystal is one of the most recommended stones for blood and circulation issues. Bloodstone is said to be an immune stimulator and energy cleanser. It is believed to neutralize toxins, helpful with menstrual cramps, anaemia, blood clots, haemorrhoids, birthing/reproductive issues and imbalance, cleansing heart, blood circulation, marrow, thymus and lungs. Helps purify toxic blood and detoxify the kidneys, liver, and spleen. It can be placed in a bowl of water or in bath water to ensure peaceful sleep and protects against nightmares. This is a good stone for pregnant women.

Feng Shui:

Bloodstone is used primarily anywhere to rid the space of negative energy. Used in the East direction to honour our ancestors, in the Southeast for abundance and in the Southwest for relationships and love (use a pair of stones in this direction).

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Other Information:

Bloodstone is quartz with flecks of red and or yellow Jasper.

The "martyr stone" aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus.

In ancient times it was also called "audible oracle" where it was said to give sounds as a means of guidance.

Boji Stones®

(Iron-magnetite concretion)

Solid round, grey-brown discs with high iron, they may appear in other forms also such as oval shapes. The stones are characterised by smooth pattern of crystallisation or larger uneven crystallisation patters; the smoother referred to as female and the other as male. Boji Stone is believed to be an effective grounding stone, used for protection, and believed to balance the male-female energies and able to clear blocked emotions.

Many have found they reduce pain by holding 1 in each hand. They are said to be; highly protective, grounding, beneficial for plants/crops, reveal negative thought patterns, stimulates energy flow through the energy meridians, aids telepathic communication (between self/plants/animals), and stabilises emotions.

Chakra: realigns chakras, Root.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed that Boji stones can relieve pain, encourage tissue regeneration, heal energy blockages, realign chakras and reenergise holes in the auric field.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: No exact information found.

Other useful information:

Boji stones are sometimes mistakenly called and or misrepresented as "Kansas pop rocks" by some gem and mineral collectors. As this is where they first originated. Some claim "Kansas Pop Rocks" are virtually identical to Boji stones in composition, size, and shape.

Buddstone (African Jade)

Although neither a Jadeite nor a Nephrite, Buddstone is affectionately called the Jade of Africa for its beautiful green colour, it is in fact related to Verdite. It is believed to be an extremely healing and soothing stone for the nerves and senses. Buddstone brings realization to one's potential and devotion to one's purpose. It improves dream recall and aids dream solving. It releases suppressed emotions through dreams (place Buddstone under your pillow). It facilitates peace, both internally as well as in the materialistic world. Buddstone provides confidence by boosting ones self-assuredness, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency. Buddstone stimulates and opens the channels for the raising of Kundalini when placed at the crown chakra.

Buddstone provides connection to ancient souls for information exchange.

Buddstone instils reliability and consistency.

Chakra: Heart and Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial to the heart and general circulation.

Hardness: 2.5-4

Chemical Composition: (Mg, Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4

Calcite

This amazing stone symbolizes enlightenment and mental growth; it is a powerful energy amplifier and cleanser of negative or malicious energies, as well as heightening your energy. Calcite is strongly recommended for those involved in the healing professions.

It is used in multi-directional energy distribution, when energy is directed to the centre of the crystal; it separates and returns at double its intensity. This very spiritual stone is associated to our higher consciousness and is often used in astral travel as it allows the body and mind to recall information out of body. This stabilizing stone helps with stressful situations, said to help alleviate emotional stress and impart a sense of serenity instead.

Chakra: clears and activates all - see specific colours for more information.

Folk Remedies:

All calcite forms consist of pure calcium and due to their high calcium content; they are often used for bone disorders. It is said to be beneficial for the cleansing organs, bones, joints, clotting and tissue healing, encouraging growth in children, for sharpening mental clarity, boosts memory, and calming the mind. Athletes use calcite because they feel it can aid the bones and joints that are stressed or injured during practice or competition. Calcite speeds up development and growth. This stone is very beneficial for bone development.

Feng Shui:

Use this stone in the North for career orientated objective, in the Northeast for knowledge, in the Northwest for helping people, in the West for creativity and in the Southeast for increasing wealth and financial resource.

Black

Said to be a record keeper and is ideal for use in past life regression where you are seeing memories so that the past can be released. It is said to return the soul to the body after trauma, stress, depression.

Blue

A gentle and 'soft' stone soothing and calming, that also aids clear communication, ideal for recuperation and relaxation it is said to lower blood pressure and ease pain on all levels, and also said to help ease/reduce pain.

Chakra: Throat

Clear

Clarity opening the inner and outer eyes, a deep soul healer, it is said to be a detoxifier and especially so if made into an elixir. If it has rainbows it is said to being major change, a stone of new beginnings.

Chakra: Higher Crown, Crown (cleanses and realigns all the chakras)

Green

Restorative and balancing for the mind it is said to help dissolve rigid beliefs, assists in non attachment to situations and places allowing new things to come in, aids children to hold their own debates.

It is believed to be stimulating for the immune system, highly useful in healing grids. It is said to be of benefit; for those who have arthritis, tension/constriction of the ligaments/muscles, bone adjustment, cooling fevers/burns, inflammation, and calming to the kidneys.

Chakra: Heart

Honey (Gold)

Centring and balancing ideal for meditation as it aids attuning to the higher mental planes. It is also said to increase alertness as well as grounding higher mental energies to the physical realm.

Chakra: Solar Plexus, Crown

Mangano (Pink Calcite)

An angelic stone that connects to the angelic realms teaches us forgiveness and releases fear/grief that keep us trapped in the past. It brings with it unconditional love, opening our heart to ourselves bringing self acceptance and self worth. It is said to prevent nightmares, lifts tension and anxiety, helps people who have experienced trauma/abuse, and calms and gives a gently uplifting feeling.

Chakra: Higher Heart

Orange

Creative and energising, emotionally balancing, is said to help in removing fear and overcoming depression with its radiant positivity. It is said to maximise potential and dissolve problems. It is also believed to be beneficial for; the gall bladder, reproductive system, and intestinal disorders such as IBS.

Chakra: Sacral Chakra, cleansing and energising for lower chakras.

Optical (Iceland spar)

Clarity; amplifying images and healing the eyes, it reduces tension and is highly beneficial for those who have tension migraines. It is said to be able to assist in communication during difficult conversations.

Chakra: Cleanses the subtle bodies, Higher Crown

Other information:

This crystal is used in microscopes as well as other optical instruments.

Carnelian

This is a form of Chalcedony.

Carnelian is a strong grounding stone that ground and anchors you in the present reality (aids in grounding in meditation); it represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness and outgoingness. Precision, analysis, stimulates appetite, encourages celebration and brings awareness of feelings, restores vitality and motivation (helping to achieve greater success in career or personal matters).

Carnelian provides a connection to the past or to historical events. Carnelian is one of the most helpful crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds that have accumulated in the etheric body or the aura and are now manifesting as physical symptoms, it is also said to help us accept the cycle of life and remove fear of death.

Helps clarify perception and thoughts; can cleanse negativity from other stones, highly protective against rage/envy and resentment.

Chakra: Crown, Solar plexus, Sacral and Root (depending on colour of the Carnelian)

Folk Remedies:

It is believed that; it is one of the best for fertility issues, also over comes frigidity and impotence, warm/cleanse and purify the blood of the liver and kidneys, stimulate appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, gall bladder, gall stones, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet. Carnelian is said to strongly influence the reproductive organs, is said to be excellent for lower back trouble. As an elixir it can help to heal cuts and abrasions.

Feng Shui:

Carnelian is used in the centre area for harmony and balance, in the South area for success, in the West area for creativity and in the Southeast area for self worth. Placed near the front door for protection and to invite abundance into the home.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Pink

Relationship builder especially the parent child relationship restores trust and love (especially after abuse or manipulation).

Red

Energising and invigorating to the both the body and the mind.

Cat’s Eye

See Chrysoberyl

Cavansite

A stone linked with intuition, said to instil second-sight and to activate channelling abilities. Facilitates conscious astral travel and pas life exploration, allows reframing of trauma, it is said to bring with it a sense of optimism. An ideal stone for going within and doing 'inner' work and growth helps us think before we act. Cavansite is recommended for healers and past life therapists as a protective shielding stone.

Chakra: Heart, Throat, Third eye, and higher chakras.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; the eyes, teeth, sore throats, kidneys, bladder, blood, tinnitus, calcium deficiency, bone loss, joint flexibility, migraines, stabilising the pulse, assist in the release of endorphins, and promotes healing at the cellular level.

Hardness: 3-4

Chemical Composition: CaV5+Si4O11·4(H2O)

Celestite

Its gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind, allowing us to find serenity, harmony and easiness as it creates stillness for receiving, therefore allowing us connection to spirit, life overview and creativity. Celestite increases self-expression, artistic creativity and healing. This stone helps the Throat chakra by allowing for honesty, openness and listening. The celestial blue colour helps reduce stress, worry and anxiety.

It has a high vibration, and is said to be able to take you to the infinite peace of the angelic realms. Use this stone for spiritual development, finding purity of heart and clairvoyant communication. It is a stone associated with dream recall, astral journeys, and journeying out of the body. Clusters of Celestite can be used for scrying purposes. Always work with this stone with the crystalline points facing the heavens.

It said to help; resolve conflict, bringing balance, stimulates openness to new experiences, balancing yin and yang energies, and brings hope.

Chakra: Throat, Third eye, also an aura cleanser

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; anxiety, it is the perfect stone for insomnia, easing tension and creating equilibrium, wound healing, eyes, ears, relaxing muscles where there has been muscle tension. Historically, this stone has been used for thyroid, potassium/manganese deficiency and Central Nervous System disorders. It is believed to stable a women's menstrual cycle. Make an elixir with this stone to apply to all pain issues. This stone has been used as a detoxing stone and is believed to help with disorders of the eyes and ears.

Feng Shui:

Celestite is used in the Northeast area for self cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships (use in pairs) and for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in the centre/Health position to encourage good health. Place in any room to enhance and increase the vibrational energy.

Hardness: 3-3.5

Chemical Composition: SrSO4

Chalcedony

A type of Quartz that heads a family which includes Agate, Carnelian, Jasper, Tiger's Eye, and Onyx, grey is most common colour but stone are found in shades of white, black, blue, and brown.

Helps ease self-doubts, makes one more reflective, nurturing and promotes "Brotherhood" among all and as such enhances group stability. It absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, brings balance, a symbol of benevolence and good will, alleviates hostilities/irritability and melancholy enhancing generosity/responsiveness and receptivity. It also absorbs and dissipates bad dreams/thoughts and emotions.

It needn't be cleaned afterward since it has such strong cleansing qualities of its own.

Chakra: depends on colour.

Folk Remedies:

Chalcedony is said to be of benefit for; problems associated with the eye, gall bladder, bones, spleen, blood, circulatory organs, cleansing in nature and promotes healing of open sores. Fosters the maternal instinct and is said to aid lactation. Also believed to; balance the body/mind and spirit, and assimilation of minerals to help combat build up of minerals in the veins.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2

Blue

Creative and calming, it opens the mind to new ideas and aids in the acceptance of new situations. It enhances communication skills with verbal dexterity and heightened listening skills. It is a stone of optimism.

Chakra: Throat

Folk Remedies:

It is said to enhance the immune system, stimulates lymph flow, reduces oedema, anti-inflammatory effect, and lowers temperature and blood pressure.

Dendritic

Clarity and precision of thought, a good stone if you are under pressure or attack as it promotes calm communication. It is also said to aid tolerance and interaction with others without judgement.

Folk Remedy:

It is said to be beneficial for; those who have chronic long term illness, problems associated to smoking, strengthens the immune system, and detoxes the liver.

Pink

A stone of kindness to all, nurtures the inner child who sees wonder and loves to learn new things, creativity, encourages empathy, inner peace and trust, supports the immune system.

Chakra: Higher heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be useful for breast feeding problems and flow of lymph.

Red

Strength and persistence in reaching goals, helps advise when to fight and when to give in gracefully and aids manifestation.

Chakra: Sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for: the circulatory system, encouraging clotting of blood, reducing hunger pangs.

Chalcopyrite

Colour ranges of this stone from brass yellow to green or iridescence.

This mineral increases your perceptive abilities, it is said to help in finding "lost" objects. It assists you in pulling ethereal energy to you to bring information to you and others. It may disappear to accumulate information beneficial to the user, and is highly beneficial in meditation. Chalcopyrite is ideal for gridding around a couch/bed or chair for maximum assimilation of energies.
Chakra: Removes energy blockages and opens crown chakra completely cleansing and activating at the same time.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in; brain disorders, tumours, relieve bronchitis, lung disorders, reduce fevers, healthy formation / regeneration of cells.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical composition: CuFeS2

Charoite

The stone of transformation, Charoite helps seeing old patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, and psychically). It is believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centres of energy, to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all, fear. Use this stone for transmuting negative energies into acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision.

Instils a "brotherhood" between the individual and the environment of the plant, also with relationships it helps promote the ability to let go when it is right to do so. It helps stimulate vigour, spontaneity, and can overcome obsessions/compulsions.

Chakra: Heart, Third eye, Crown. Synthesis between the heart and the crown chakras, and is stimulating to the aura.

Folk Remedies:

This crystal is recommended for alcohol and food detoxification. This stone is said to be of benefit for; regulation blood pressure, as well as regenerate the body in times of fatigue, insomnia in adults and children (put Charoite under your pillow, especially if you are prone to disturbed sleep or fears which come up in dreams), in combination with amethyst, it will help to release these fears. This stone is believed to treat other heart and nervous system disorders such as bi-polar and autism.

Feng Shui:

Charoite is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Southeast direction, in the centre for balance and spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.

Hardness: 5

Chemical composition: K(Na, Ca)11(Ba, Sr)Si18O46(OH, F)-nH2O

Chiastolite cross

It is a powerful stone that is protective and balances one’s perspective in both creativity and practicality. In ancient times it has been used to ward off curses or ill wishing from others (‘evil eye’). It is an energy transmuter changing conflicts to harmony and dispelling negativity.

It is of benefit for astral travelling and is said to be gateways into mysteries. It also helps bring an understanding of mortality as it signifies both death and re- birth it can also be used as a bridge for crossing over.

It encourages grounding, protection and survival instincts it is also said to help connect with the soul’s purpose. It is said to dissolve illusions and calms fears and thus aiding you in facing reality. It also brings emotional stability/balance and aids in problem solving abilities.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

During illness, it helps to maintain spirituality, lessens fever, balances blood flow, and increases secretion of milk in nursing mothers and repairs chromosome damage. This stone is believed to help heal gout, strengthen the immune system and tonifies nerve strength.

Green (Andalusite)

This is said to be cleansing and balancing for the heart and as such aid in release of emotional and chakra blockages especially when linked to anger (if it has been bottles up rather than being released) or old traumas where the associated emotions have not been released.

Feng Shui:

Use this stone in the centre area for grounding, regaining balance and spiritual growth. This stone is also used in the North area to manifest change for success

Hardness: 6.5-7.5

Chemical Composition: Al2SiO5

Chlorite

It is said to be one of the most positive healing stones when worn, carried, placed close by, or used as an elixir the properties of chlorite are extremely positive. With Amethyst is said to remove energy implants and ward off psychic attack.

When it is used with ruby or carnelian it is said to also ward off psychic attach but also aid in moving grounded spirits on.

It is said to enhance cooperation, it cleanses and purifies the aura and can be used to create a grid to protect against negative energy or entities. Helps in seeing and understanding the stages we have in our life acts to provide insight and changes required to promote peace and happiness in our life.

Chakra: Crown and heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to aid in the elimination of toxins, enhance circulation of energy and blood, aids in easing pain and can be beneficial in removal of skin growths and liver spots. It also aids in the growth of helpful bacteria.

Hardness: 2-2.5

Chromite

Chromite is an iron chromium oxide mineral found as a mineral layer in igneous rocks, peridotites and serpentines, and is a common constituent in meteorites. Chromite is a chromium rich member of the Spinel group.

Chromite crystals are rare and highly collectable.

It protects the physical and emotional body, enhances perceptiveness and assists in grounding emotions to reality reducing over reactions to situations. It allows clarity of thought and enhances taking initiative.

Chakra: Sacral and Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; eye disorders, assisting in absorption of vitamin A and D.

Hardness: 5.5

Chemical Composition: FeCr2O4

Chrysanthemum stone

This is made up of Dolomite, gypsum bearing clay. Limestone or porphyry with laith like crystals of; andalusite, celestite, feldspar or calcite that often form the shape of a chrysanthemum flower.

It is said to allow us to drift slowly through time also facilitating time travel. It brings harmony and also shows us how harmony can be found in times of change allowing us to be present in the moment and encouraging us to bloom.

It helps us nourish and see the importance of our inner child and aids us in self development. It aids in dispelling ignorance, bigotry and self righteous attitudes. It also helps us see ‘the big picture’ and aiding in dissipating narrow mindedness.

It is also said to help access texts from the Akashic Records and is excellent for dreaming assisting you into the dream state.

Chakra: can be used with all chakras, very beneficial for third eye and root.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial for the skin, skeleton and eyes, and aiding in dispersing toxins. It is recommended for whole body healing and is good for root chakra issues especially with; grounding, fear, family, and thoughts of how we survive. With the third eye it aids intuition and dreaming.

Feng Shui:

It is used mainly to help bring balance, used in the centre it promotes good health, balance and spirituality. Placed in the east it aids in ancestry and family matters.

Hardness: 3

Chrysoberyl (Cat’s eye)

A form of Beryl – also see Beryl

It is said to be a stone of new beginnings bringing with it compassion, forgiveness, generosity and confidence. It opens the crown chakra increasing personal and spiritual power and is ideal for increasing/stimulating creativity.

It aids in seeing both sides of a problem, and enables you to see the good in your surroundings. Stimulates and enhances one’s own intuition, dispels negative energy from the aura.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to protect the visual centre of the brain and aids in eyesight. It is believed to aid in highlighting the cause of dis-ease. Supports self healing, balances adrenaline and cholesterol and fortifies the chest and liver.

Feng Shui:

Use in the southwest for relationships (use 2 stones for this), northeast for wealth and good luck. Also brings protection, for this place in the area where protection is required.

Hardness: 8.5-9

Chemical composition: AL2BeO4+Cr, Ti

Chrysocholla

In its gem state is known as Gem silica.

It is a calm and tranquil stone that calms the base, navel and solar plexus chakras. It aids meditation and communication and within the home it draws off negative energies of all kinds. It is said to help ease emotional heartache and gives renewed strength and balance as well as increasing one’s capacity to love.

In relationships it is said to bring stability and healing especially when they have become rocky. It improves communications, aids in releasing negative emotions and heartache, opens psychic vision and encourages self awareness and inner balance.

It can be used to reduce stress, promotes harmony and releases distress caused from negative emotions.

Chakras: cleanses and realigns all chakra’s Solar plexus, draws out negative emotions.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for arthritis, bone disease, muscle spasms, the digestive tract, ulcers, blood disorders, and lung problems. It is also said to help in regenerating the pancreas and assisting in the regulation of insulin and blood sugar. It has also been used in the treatment of muscle cramps and spasms.

Hardness: 2.5-3.5

Chemical Composition: CuAl2H2Si2O5 (OH) 4nH2O

Chrysophrase

A form of chalcedony – also see Chalcedony

It is a stone useful for balancing of yin and yang energies and aligning the chakras with the ethereal plane. It activates and opens the heart chakra. It also imparts a sense of being part of the divine whole and can help induce deep meditative states.

In ancient times it has been used as a stone to promote love of truth. It can draw out talents and promotes hope and encourages fidelity in both personal and business relationships.

It is calming, helps over come compulsive or impulsive thoughts, and stimulates fluent speech.

Chakra: Heart, sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is said to aid in sleep (achieving peaceful sleep). It is also said to be of benefit to enhance fertility, reversing infertility caused by infection. It is thought to be of benefit in gout, eye problems, mental illness, skin diseases, and heart problems, goitres, balancing hormones, calms the nervous system, and soothing the digestive system. Combined with Smokey quartz it is said to treat fungal infections.

Feng Shui:

Places in the southwest for relationship and love, and in negative directions for courage and protection. Placed in the centre for ensuring good health and longevity.

Hardness: 6-7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Cinnabar

The name is said to come from the eastern Indian word for ‘Dragons Blood’.

It is said to attract abundance and is said to be very beneficial in business and finance aiding in recognising historical trends and enabling one toward invincibility whilst serving to remove obstructions.

It is said to release blockages and aligns the energy centres and brings fluency, persuasiveness and effectiveness in ones aspirations. It assists in connecting with source and the giving qualities of the divine.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to heal and purify blood, brings strength to the physical body, providing flexibility to movement and aids in treatment of weight disorders and aids in correcting fertility deficiencies (increasing fertility).

Hardness: 2-2.5

Chemical Composition: HgS

Citrine

This is a variety of quartz – also see Quartz

Citrine is also known as the stone of ‘abundance’.

This does not hold on to or accumulate negative energy; it is therefore a powerful cleanser and regenerator as it dissipates and transmutes negative energy.

Placed in a business’s cash box it is said to produce more income for the merchant. Not only accumulating wealth but also aiding the in maintenance of the state of wealth.

It balances Yin and yang energies and aligns the chakras with the ethereal plane.

It enhances creativity, intelligence, increasing memory, confidence, self-discipline, and decisiveness bringing with it optimism, and emotional balance.

Chakra: Sacral (also root, navel and crown)

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to ease digestion, stomach tension, food disorders and allergies. It is also excellent for energising and recharging. It is thought to aid in detoxing the spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system, blood, and intestines. It is said to be an eliminator which can relieve constipation and removes cellulite. As an elixir it is said to help menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and balances hormones.

Feng Shui:

Brings joy to the household and placed in the southeast direction of the home for wealth and prosperity or in the centre for spiritual growth and guidance. If placed in the west it brings creativity and North for personal journeys.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2

Connemara Marble

This marble is over 600 million years old and only found in a remote area in the west of Ireland. It is a type of serpentine– also see this for properties.

It is said to aid in accessing spiritual history of the earth and heightens ones connection with nature.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical composition: ((MgFe)3Si2O5(OH)4)

Copper

Copper is an energy conductor which sends and amplifies; thoughts, healing energy and crystal/gem energy into the wearers energy field. It helps align the physical and emotional bodies and astral bodies leading to clearer thinking, calming, and a boost to self esteem. Copper also helps bring balance and assists in the ability to accept your feelings as well as express them.

The healing properties of copper are enhanced when used with other crystals especially tourmaline and hematite. As well as emotional balance it is said to calm and stimulate initiative, optimism, diplomacy and independence. It is also said to be the bring luck especially with regards recovery of property.

Chakra: solar plexus

Folk Remedies:

Next to the skin it detoxes and sooths arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammation problems. It is said to work for recovery from exhaustion and improving circulation as it influences the flow of blood. It is thought to help reduce pain, and stabilizes metabolism.

Feng Shui:

In the centre it encourages health and creates balance and calm. It disperses negativity from any room and can be used to attract change into your space.

Hardness: 2.5-3

Chemical Composition: Cu

Copal

This is fossil resin similar to Amber.

It is associated with maintaining physical consciousness that assists you staying aware during mediation. It can be used to remove energy blockages and to strengthen and maintain association with humanity.

It is said to enhance contact with etheric bodies and stimulates the crown chakra towards spirituality. It has also been used to aid healing and communication with spirit

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in the treatment of disorders of the kidneys and bladder

Coral

Comes from the sea and has a wide range of colours, also see the properties of shell.

It is believed to represent diplomacy and concurrence as well as soothing and quieting emotions bringing a sense of peace within. It aids in development and facilitation of intuition, imagination and visualisation in order to understand and to use the qualities of the mystic.

It can be used to aid in communication to past spiritual masters of this world and accelerate the transfer of knowledge.

Chakra – depends on colour

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to strengthen the circulatory system and bones due to its high calcium content. Also believed to stimulate tissue regeneration and nourish the blood and cells. Said to be of benefit to disorders of; spinal canal, alimentary canal, nervous system, and the thalamus.

Black Coral:

Absorption and transformation of negativity (when worn/carried or taken as an elixir), aids to dispel fear of darkness, and brings hidden matters to the forefront.

Said to be a stone of regeneration and purification and can be used to aid healing of internal organs, skin, pores and elimination of toxins.

Chakra: Root

Blue Coral:

It acts as a clearing agent for the chakras and can illuminate the third eye which enhances psychic awareness. Aids in improved communication and is beneficial to throat conditions and for cleansing and purging the mucus system.

Chakra: Throat, third eye, and Navel.

Orange and Red:

It is said to increase energy and brings warmth it is also associated with fertility. It can energise emotions and is said to be of benefit to; muscles, blood, heart, reproductive system, thyroid, metabolism, meridians, spine, bone, and tissue regeneration although not recommended if you have high blood pressure, fever or are anxious.

Chakra: Sacral, Navel, Root

Pink:

This form is said to represent continuity, activity and structure and enhances intuitive aspects of love. It is caring and nurturing and supported by the fact that everything is connected by the bonds of love. It is believed to be beneficial in disorders if the heart, breasts, stomach, and reproductive organs.

Chakra: Heart

White:

It aligns the major chakras of the body with the energies of the ethereal plane and provides a connection with this plane allowing energy to flow and helping remove blockages from the body. It is believed to aid in renewal of the cellular structure of the brain and olfactory structure.

Chakra: Crown

Creedite

It is said to aid access to the sacred texts and to help decipher and understand subtle messages within the structure of knowledge. It can help give insight into an obstruction as well as giving wisdom to avoid or navigate around the obstacle. It can enhance spirituality and provide clarity of expression in the spiritual realm.

It is said to facilitate out of body experiences guiding the soul to its destination and promoting recall of the experience.

Chakra: Throat and crown

Folk Remedy:

It is believed to assist in mending broken/fractured bones and torn muscles. It is also thought to be beneficial in cleansing the liver and regulating the pulse/heart beat.

Orange:

It is said to speed up ability to move in-between multi dimensional levels of consciousness. It can be used to absorb detrimental energies and can cleanse and recharge a room/workspace (can also be used for gridding).

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical composition: Ca3Ai2 (SO4) (FOH) 102(H2O)

Danburite

It is a highly spiritual stone that carries a very pure vibration and works on the heart energy. It is said to encourage one to let your light shine aiding people to get on with others.

It can act as a karmic cleanser, links to the angelic realms and draws in enlightenment. It helps link to eternal wisdom and serenity and can create a high state of consciousness and access inner guidance during mediation.

Chakra: Crown, heart, solar plexus

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in the treatment of ailments of the gall bladder and liver. It is said to clear allergies and chronic conditions with its detoxifying action. It is also said to aid in adding weight to the body where it is required.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: CaB2(SiO4)2

Desert Rose

See Selenite

Diamond

A pure form of Carbon and as such is often seen as a symbol of purity. It is also known sometimes as the king of crystals and it represents the central sun in the solar system. In ancient times it had been used as a talisman against cowardice and insures love and harmony dispelling anger.

In relationships it is said to bring trust, confidence and fidelity.

It brings a link between intellect and the higher mind, bringing clarity of mind and can aid in enlightenment. It is an aura cleanser, it inspires creativity and imagination.

It is often combined with other gems or crystals and if used with Aquamarine it increases the cleansing properties and mental soothing that Aquamarine helps to produce. When worn it will help to amplify the energy of the user, quartz is also especially amplified by diamonds.

Chakra: Crown and higher crown

Folk Remedy:

It is believed to be of benefit for glaucoma, clears sight and benefits the brain. It can aid in treating allergies and chronic conditions, rebalances the metabolism, it was used in ancient times for counteracting poisons.

Hardness:10

Chemical composition: C

Diopside

It can be used to stimulate the intellect especially for maths and areas where analytical intellect is of use. It opens the heart and increases compassion encouraging you to be of service and heightening a sense of connection with the earth.

It is a very useful crystal for calming animals/pets.

It assists in honouring your true feelings aiding in following intuition and heightening the ability to sense. It can assist in teaching the value of trust and forgiveness and can assist people who cannot show their grief.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to assist in the treatment of physical weakness and psychological disorders. For runners it is of benefit as it eliminates muscular spasms and ‘stitches’. It is said to help recovery after surgery, supports cellular memory and is of benefit to the kidneys and heart.

Feng Shi:

Place in the centre for good health, wellness and overall balance. It can also be used for prosperity, family and skills and knowledge area.

Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Chemical Composition: MgCaSi2O6

Dioptase

A powerful healer, it can clear and stimulate all the chakras to the higher level of awareness and action which brings invigoration and refreshing energy to the physical and emotional bodies.

Assists living in the moment, activates past life memories, and supports a positive attitude to life. It can bring hidden light forces which can be used in attaining in that which is required.

It can reduce/eliminate the feeling of ‘lack’ and helps in showing the richness and surplus of one’s resources. It can also help teach us that the pain and difficulty in a relationship is a mirroring of an inner separation from pain and difficulty in a relationship and drawing in love at all levels.

Emotional healer; especially for the inner child and dissolves grief, betrayal and sorrow it is especially useful in heartache and feelings of abandonment.

Chakra: Heart, third eye.

Folk remedies:

It has a natural calming energy and is said to be of benefit for; pain relief (headaches, migraines and pain from surgery), releasing stress and tension, easing high blood pressure and for disorders of the heart and lungs. It is said to relieve Meniere’s disease, lessen fatigue and overcome shock.

Hardness: 5

Chemical Composition: CuSiO2(OH)2

Dolomite

It is said to soothe hurt, sorrow, loneliness and anxiety whilst increasing charitable actions, the ability to receive, generosity, spontaneity, manifestation, creativity and energetically uplifting.

It can assist in stopping energy leakages from the chakras and can boost self esteem.

Chakra: Colour dependant can be heart, solar Plexus, sacral, sacral, and root.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to build the body; muscular structure, bones, teeth, nails, skin and blood cells. It is believed to help provide oxygenation to the lungs and cellular structures and can be used to help in disorders associated with the adrenal glands and the urogenital system.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the centre for balance, grounding, health and energy protection.

Hardness: 3.5- 4

Chemical composition: CaMg(CO3)2+FeMn,CaMg(CO3)2

Dumortierite

It is said to aid in reducing excitability and eliminating stubbornness whilst assisting you to stand up for yourself. It can enhance receptibility whilst in contact with the angelic realms or spirit guides. If placed behind the ear it can enhance clairaudience and if placed further back can be used to activate past life memories.

It is believed that it can take you to the beginning of your soul journey. It can help identify patterns that underlie addictions or compulsions.

Can bring, confidence, standing in one’s own power, self love, love of life, and helpful for those dealing with crisis or trauma. It is also helpful in overcoming; shyness, stress, phobias, insomnia, panic, fear, depression and stubbornness. It can help bring clarity and self discipline and stabilize rocky relationships and attract soul mates.

Chakra: Third eye, throat

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit to cellular memory, hypersensitivity, wasting disorders, sunburn epilepsy, headaches, nausea, cramp, colic, diarrhoea, and palpitations in pregnancy it is said to provide health and warmth to the unborn.

Hardness: 8

Chemical Composition: AL65-7(BO3)(SiO4)3(O,OH)3

Eilat Stone

This comprises of copper, turquoise, azurite, Chrysocholla and other minerals that help to stabilise the structure. It joins the higher heart, heart and throat chakras on a spiritual level. It balances yin and yang energies whilst harmonizing yet stimulating which results in an emotionally calm but not flat life. It also encourages telepathy between soul partners.

It is said to help problem solving and to stimulate creativity, and has a strong ability to heal deep emotional pain from trauma and abuse. It encourages self-expression and for one to stand in their own power.

Chakra: Heart, solar plexus and throat

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for memory, bone and tissue regeneration, sinuses, pain tumours, liver, thyroid and menstrual cramps. It is recommended for whole body healing.

Feng Shui:

Can be used anywhere to bring balance if used in the centre it will bring balance as well as good health and spirituality. It can also be used to cleanse negativity from the environment around it.

Hardness: 3.5-4.5

Chemical Composition: CuSiO3,2H2O

Emerald

Emerald is a form of Beryl.

Said to be the stone of inspiration, infinite patience and successful love. With it comes domestic bliss. It helps instil sensitivity and loyalty within self and others; enhancing unity, unconditional love, partnership, and promotes friendship.

It can eliminate negativity from one’s life and brings forth positive actions to assist in you remaining centred. It can bring clarity of mind, strengthens the memory, inspires a deep inner knowing, and broadens vision.

Assists in peaceful dreams and helps with insomnia. It brings mental and emotional balance and can be valuable in meditative healing work.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to aid in recovery after infectious illness and treatment of disorders of; spine, lungs, heart, sooths the eyes, and muscular system. It is also believed to alleviate rheumatism and diabetes and is an antidote to poison.

Feng Shui:

Used mainly in the southeast for wealth and it can also be used in the southwest for relationships or the north for personal growth and journeys.

Hardness:7.5-8

Chemical Composition: Be3Al2Si6018

Epidote

It is worth noting that some people do not respond well to Epidote as it increases spiritual attunement and removes ingrained resistance to spiritual awakening. It dispels critical-ness, enhances keen perception, stimulates participation and interaction and supplements personal power, and offers courage

It is ideal for those who easily fall into cycles of victimhood or martyrdom it allows you to look objectively at yourself removing self criticism. It also clears negative emotional states, stress and self pity.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedy:

It is helpful to release emotional trauma, increase stamina, nervous and immune systems, cellular memory, and dehydration. As an elixir it is said to soften skin and is said to be helpful in treatment of disorders associated with the brain, thyroid, gall bladder and adrenal glands.

Hardness: 6

Chemical Composition: Ca2(Fe3+Al)3(SiO4)3(OH)

Erythrite

It can produce strong flowing connection between all of the chakras which brings loving personal power to the realm of spirituality. It harmonises communication and can bring responsiveness to the user. Erythrite strengthens core energy at any level whether it is the spine, body or light body or the planet. It can bring confidence, personal empowerment, and assurance of inner strength.

It aid in seeing in many directions and the ability to assimilate the knowledge coming from each – powerful when working on self development.

Erythrite should not be used as an elixir.

Chakra: Energises all.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit in supporting bone marrow, blood cells, overcoming core cellular disorders, inflammation, and for the skin

Hardness: 1.5-2.5

Chemical Composition:Co3(AsO4)2.8H2O

Eudialyte

Connected to Kundalini energy and therefore has a strong life force. It aligns chakra flow to connect mind and spirit with the emotional body that can bring profound reorientation. Helps teach spiritual growth through joy and fulfilment and if a situation/relationship needs to end it will help this happen peacefully and without conflict.

Ideal for journeying to past lives, personal empowerment, releasing negative emotions especially jealousy and anger, and promotes self-love and forgiveness. Draws together soul companions, and if you have met a soulmate where there are questions regarding the relationship then sleeping with Eudialyte will answer (these may come in unexpected ways).

Chakra: Heart and root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit to multi-dimensional cellular healing, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, MS, Lupus and encouraging the body to self-heal.

Hardness:5-6

Chemical Composition: Na4(Ca,Ce)2(Fe2+,Mn,Y)ZrSi8O22(OH,Cl)2

Feldspar

Group includes; amazonite, Labradorite, moonstone, and sunstone to name a few.

Can help detachment from the old and can encourage unconventional and exciting methods to reach goals. It helps when working on self-love and self realisation. It is said to aid in finding things that have been misplaced and discovering and understanding messages within and without of the self.

Chakra: see individual types

Folk remedies:

It is believed to be useful in treatment of skin disorders and muscular disorders.

Hardness:6

Chemical Composition: NaAlSi3O8 – CaAl2Si2O8

Flint

Flint is a variety of chalcedony also see Chalcedony.

It is a powerful cleanser and stabiliser of energy, it is highly protective and has been used since ancient times to turn back curses and ill wishing it is also said to prevent nightmares.

It can be of benefit for people who are shy, can help is severing emotional ties attached to problems and emotionally painful situations. Flint creates strong links to the green man as well as the earth mother.

Chakra: Root

Folk remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in treatment of kidney stones, liver disorders calcium deposits, lung disorders, skin lesions, digestion , supports the reproductive system, and tissue restructuring and elasticity. It is also suggested it can be of benefit to helping overcome depression, warts, moles and overcoming obsessive disorders.

Black/Brown

It is said to assist in understanding the roots of depression and acceptance of the shadow side of your nature and finding your inner gift.

Chakra: Root, Sacral

Orange

Strength, creativity, lifting obsessive tendencies and inner strength during difficult times.

Chakra: Solar plexus

Blue

Helps elevate to higher planes of spiritual existence, helps clear problems and blockages and improves concentration.

Chakra: Throat, third eye

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Fluorite

It is a highly protective stone especially guarding again psychic attack; it discourages chaos and can help bring order to chaos. It cleanses, purifies and dispels negative energies of all kinds.

Fluorite is said to help bring impartiality, unbiased and detached reasoning to situations helping take an objective view. It can also help dissolve fixed/rigid patterns of behaviour bringing with it self confidence.

A great aid when studying/learning as it helps absorb and process information. It helps understand the balance that is important to any relationship and can stabilise emotions.

Chakra: Heart, Crown – see specific colours of Fluorite.

Folk Remedy:

It is said to be of benefit to balance and coordination. Of benefit to; teeth, bones, treatment against viruses (as an elixir), mobilising joints, colds, flu, sinusitis, pain relief, and said to help heal wounds and skin removing blemishes and wrinkles.

Blue

Helps develop thoughts in an orderly manner and assists in clear and concise communication. It is said to be beneficial in eye, nose and throat conditions and can invoke spiritual awakening.

Chakra: Throat

Clear

Energises the aura, aligns the chakras, and is said to bring harmony of the intellect and the spirit. It is believed that it can be used to clear the eyes to eliminate obstructions from the iris and pupil to improve sight.

Chakra: Crown

Green

This can help dissipate emotional trauma in the emotional body and reduce negativity from a room. It grounds excess energy and brings information from the subconscious mind and accesses intuition. It is believed to be beneficial in disorders of the stomach and is an auric, mental and chakra cleanser.

Chakra: Heart

Purple/Violet

Stimulates the third eye and brings rationality to intuitive qualities and can enhance psychic communication. It is excellent during meditation, and assists in psychic and spiritual growth. It is thought to be of benefit to disorders associated with bone and bone marrow and emotional healing.

Chakra: Third eye

Yellow

It enhances creativity and is said to provide support with intellectual pursuits. In group situations it is said to bring stability to the collective energy and promoted cooperation in connection between all the members.

It is said to be of benefit in the treatment of unbalanced cholesterol, liver disorders, and release of toxins from the body.

Chakra: Solar plexus

Yttrian

Promotes wealth and mental acuity, and teaches principles of manifestation. It also assists in service oriented activities.

Chakra: Solar plexus, Sacral, and Root

Hardness: 4

Chemical composition: CaF2

Fossil

In ancient time fossils were believed to have been casts of things that has been alive in the past and had been grown in the earth from seeds descendant from the realms of the stars.

Folk Remedies:

They can enhance telepathic communication and heighten and supplement accomplishments in business. It is thought that fossils can be of benefit in stimulation of the thymus, disorders of the skeletal system, and hands and feet.

Fuchsite

This is a form of mica.

It aids in accessing knowledge with great practical value. Used during meditation is can access information with regards; physical health, daily routine, schedules, stress, pets, mainstream environments, co workers, and career.

It is of great benefit for people who have a tendency to martyrdom or for those who fall into saviour or rescuer mode. It can help show you what to do to help people on their path and assist in standing by placidly whilst they learn their lift lessons. Fuchsite will amplify the energy of crystals and facilitates their transfer.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It helps bring balance releasing blockages caused by excess energy and shifts energy into positive channels. It is said to balance red and white blood cell count, treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, alignment of the spine, and increase flexibility of muscles.

Hardness: 2.5-4

Chemical Composition: KaI2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2

Galena

Galena provides grounding and centring of energies, it is a stone of harmony bringing balance and harmony on all levels (physical, etheric and spiritual planes). It is beneficial for people studying medicine and promotes holistic, homeopathic and herbal medicine studies.

It is said to open the mind and dissolves self-limiting assumptions of the past.

Note if making an elixir – do not take it internally.

Chakra: Earth, Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to help heal skin eruptions on the body, beneficial to blood and olfactory system, benefits veins and assists assimilation of selenium and zinc, and id beneficial to hair.

Hardness:2.5

Chemical Composition: PbS

Garnet

This is a stone of health where is extracts negative energy from the chakras and transmutes it to a positive state.

It has been used as a sacred stone for centuries and by many native traditions including; Native American Indians, South American Indians, Aztecs, Mayans and African tribal elders.

It brings creativity and expansive awareness and manifestation. It inspires love and devotion and balances sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It helps balance emotional states, balancing out anger and can help provide past life information.

It has also been used for protection during travel and encourages strength, personal power and increases success.

Chakra: Heart (cleanses and reenergises all the chakras) and sacral.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for treating disorders of the spine and spinal fluid, bones, cellular structures, heart, lungs, and blood.

Almandine Garnet

It is regenerative imbuing strength and stamina supportive in taking time for yourself and bringing deep love. Opens the higher mind and accesses and integrates truth. It is thought to be of benefit in the treatment of heart disorders and to treat the liver and pancreas.

Andrite

Stabilizes and enhances male qualities and provides strength, stamina and courage. It dissolves feelings of isolation or alienation, cleanses and expands the aura, and opens psychic vision.

It is believed to facilitate, calcium, magnesium, and iron assimilation in the body.

Fiskenasset

This is a very rare form of Garnet from Greenland.

It is a high energy stone and one of the oldest forms of Garnet on this planet. Assists in communication with spirit, shields against psychic attack and vampirism of heart energy and is a protector of family and possessions. Beneficial in soul healing and encourages you to follow your soul path. A stone of abundance it assists in retaining wealth and passion. This form helps in teaching independence, centring and happiness and helps overcome lethargy and exhaustion.

It is thought to be of benefit to physical vitality, blood, lymph, fertility, circulation system, detoxification, fevers, and infectious diseases.

Grossularite

Ideal if you are going through challenges or lawsuits, it brings relaxation and teaches us to go with the flow. Enhances fertility and aids in assimilation of vitamin A. It is also thought to be of benefit in arthritis and rheumatism.

Hessonite

Brings self-respect and diminishes feelings of guilt and inferiority and encourages service. It opens intuition and psychic abilities and can be used for out of body journeys. It is thought to reduce infertility and impotence, heals olfactory system, and draws off negative influences.

Melanite

This form promotes resistance and honesty and aids in releasing blockages especially of the heart and throat chakras. Assists in overcoming lack of love in any situation and is thought to strengthen bones and helps the body adjust to medication.

Pyrope

Brings vitality and charisma and promotes quality of life with it. Pyrope is creative and protective especially for the base and crown chakras aligning them with subtle bodies. It is believed to neutralise heart burn, sooth sore throats and treats the digestive tract.

Rhodolite

This is a warm, trusting and sincere form of Garnet and it helps enhance intuition, contemplation and brings inspiration. It is believed to enhance healthy sexuality and overcomes frigidity and also of benefit for heart, lungs and hips.

Spessarite

It imparts willingness to help others and enhances the analytical process. It is believed to support the heart, treats lactose intolerance and calcium imbalances.

Uvarovite

It helps one to stand in their own individuality without being in the ego. It stimulates the heart chakra and is thought to be a detoxifier, can reduce inflammation and lowers fever.

Feng Shui:

Place in the northwest corner for travel or in the centre for grounding, balance, good health, victory and success. Place two stones in the southwest for partnership.

Hardness:7-7.5

Chemical Composition:A2B2(SiO4)3

Girasol

See quartz

Glass – Natural

The name for naturally occurring glass is Lechatelierite which is actually fused quartz. Examples are Libyan dessert glass and Darwin glass.

It is said to assist in fulfilling duties and completion of tasks. It aligns energy centres of the physical body and balances the nervous system of the physical and ethereal bodies.

Folk Remedies

It is said to be of benefit in the treatment of tumours and other growths. Thought to enhance the absorption of nutrients and strengthens the muscles and tissues of the body as well as activation of the thymus and improvement of the immune system.

Gold

A high level gem amplifier and electrical conducer especially for the solar plexus and heart chakra. It symbolises purity and all that is and helps improve one’s character by learning. It attracts prosperity, stores and amplifies thoughts, emotions and energy. It can help in the elimination of ego conflicts.

Folk Remedies:

It has been called the master healer and is said to be an excellent purification mineral of the physical body. It is believed to be beneficial in rejuvenation of the endocrine systems, absorption of vitamins and minerals and balancing left and right brain.

Chakra: Solar plexus

Goldstone

Manmade – a type of glass with copper particles making the glitter appearance.

It has many properties if Natural glasses such as Obsidian some of which have manmade enhancements. It was originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. It is gently uplifting and helpful to the solar plexus to reduce tension and protect the centre of the body.

Granite

Chakra: Earth and sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with the face and head.

Feng Shui:

In the Northeast for self cultivation or placed in the Southwest for partners and relationships. If placed in the centre it brings grounding, good health and disperses negative energy in that room.

Hardness:6

Chemical Composition: SiO2Al2O3

Graphic Feldspar

Also see Feldspar and Smokey quartz, it is also sometimes also known as Zebra stone but is not to be confused with the zebra agate which is black and white or black and green.

It is an efficient grounding stone especially during spiritual work, shakes out apathy and disinterest, giving the zest for life and motivation assisting in reaching and attaining goals.

Chakra: Solar plexus, sacral and root

Folk Remedy:

Said to be of benefit for; depression, anxiety, blood, bones and lymphatic flow.

Hardness: 5.5 -6

Chemical composition: no specific details found combination of feldspar and Smokey quartz

Greenlandite

Rare – from Greenland

It is said to be a higher resonance of Aventurine.

It is an old formation and is a great teacher of living in harmony with the earth and nature. It protects against energy vampirism especially with regards to heart energy, it also helps diffuse negative energy and turns it around.

It is believed to increase decisiveness, compassion, empathy, and is said to aid in taking you back to see the cause of dis-ease. It calms the mind and emotions whilst also enhancing creativity. It helps linking in to universal wisdom , balances yin and yang energy, protects against Geopathic stress and assists in earth healing.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedy:

It is said to be of benefit to eyes, thymus gland, nervous system, lungs, sinuses, and heart. It is thought to ease headaches especially migraines, sooths eyes, and as an elixir can be of benefit to skin conditions.

Hardness:7

Chemical Composition: (K(Al,Cr)2AlSi3)10(OH,F)2)

Hackmanite

Rare – Greenland/Myanmar (Burma)

It is said to be a higher resonance of Sodalite.

It creates a strong anchor to the earth and also expands into infinity whilst also creating protection. It is ideal in meditation where it can help reach deep meditative states and can help attune to spiritual gifts, healing whilst brining joy and freedom.

It teaches you to stand up for your beliefs and to be true to yourself. It can enhance self esteem, self acceptance and self trust. It can help people who are defensive or overly sensitive and those with rigid mind sets. It can be used for gridding and can assist against sick building syndrome, electromagnetic smog, and clears electromagnetic smog.

Chakra: Third eye, heart

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to support the lymphatic system, immune system and can be of benefit for insomnia, digestion disorders, fevers, torn ligaments and hoarseness.

Hardness:5-6

Chemical composition: Na8AL6Si6o24Cl2

Hawks Eye/falcons Eye

See Tigers Eye

Hematite

It is ideal for grounding and encourages the survival instinct and centring. It is also often known as a stone of the mind where it can help is sorting out things in your mind. It can help improve memory, mental clarity, concentration, original thinking, and development of manual and mental dexterity.

It is also said to boost self esteem, will power and reliability and is supportive for timid women. It helps restore equilibrium and stability it can also be used for astral projection.

Note that hematite when used should be cleansed frequently as it is not an energy transmuter.

Chakra: Root/earth

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit in releasing stress, stimulation absorption of iron and in circulatory problems such as Reynolds’s disease. It can also be used for leg cramps, blood disorders, spinal alignment, and fractures and as an elixir for fevers.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for balancing and grounding, southeast for self worth and in the northeast for self-cultivation.

Hardness:6.5

Chemical Composition: Fe2O3

Hemimorphite

This is highly protective especially so against malicious thoughts and manipulation. It can be used to assist in attaining an egoless state. It can raise vibrations of physical and subtle bodies and can assist in communication with the highest spiritual levels and dimensions.

Assists in personal development and personal accountability and will achieve this in the quickest possible way. It enhances self esteem, honesty and self respect. It calms feelings of anger or hostility. It can also assist in emotional communication and in being open and honest.

Chakra: Third eye, throat.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit to treating blood disorders, soothe ulcers, reduce pain and can act as an emetic. It is also believed to help in body maintenance and shaping, assisting in weight loss. It may also be of benefit in conditions such as herpes, genital herpes, warts, ulcerative conditions, hormonal imbalances and restless legs.

Hardness: 3.5

Chemical Composition:Zn4Si2O7(OH)2(H2O)

Herkimer Diamonds

It assists in achieving a state of ‘being’ it is energising, enlivening and promotes creativity. It is sometimes known as the attunement stone as it assists in becoming attune to another person, environment or activity. It can assist in stimulate abilities in clairvoyance; clairaudience and can assist in prescience and in telepathic communication.

It can attune to the highest spiritual levels and allows spiritual energy to flow. It clears and energises all the chakras, can help access past lives, dream recall, assisting in recognising blockages or resistance to spiritual growth.

It is one of the strongest crystals for clearing electromagnetic pollution or radioactivity, blocks Geopathic stress and tension from the body. Makes an excellent environmental spray or gem elixir.

Helps lessen the pressures of day to day life.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to act as a detoxifier, acts as an emetic, calms the body of stress and tension and said to be of benefit in cellular disorders and metabolic imbalances.

Feng Shui:

Placed anywhere in the house to help clear and move energy where it is stagnating. Place in the northeast for wisdom and self knowledge, in the east for community and southwest for drawing relationships closer.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Heulandite

It can be of benefit in Karmic evolution, travelling back to ancient civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria to attain knowledge and skills. It can assist in past life regression, transversing other dimensions. It assists in releasing negative energy and emotions helping to recover from losses of all kinds. It can help change ingrained habits and helps avoid judgmental attitudes. It helps remind us of the joy of living however requires frequent cleansing.

Helps people who have a sense of loss or those grieving.

Chakra: Solar plexus and Heart.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in dispersion of growths and to enhance weight loss. It is thought to be useful in; disorders of the feet, shortness of breath, kidneys and liver.

Feng Shui:

Assists in any area of your life where emotions need lifting, can help in negative directions where better choices or openness is required.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: (Ca,Na)23Al3(AlSi)2Si13O36 12H2O

Hiddenite

See Kunzite

Himalayan Rock Salt

Comes from Himalayan Mountains.

Folk Remedies:

It improves air quality and health as it is a natural ioniser, clears electromagnetic smog.

Feng Shui:

Place in centre area for health, balance and well being.

Howlite

It is said to help calm communication, increase awareness and encourage emotional expression and if placed under the pillow (or as an elixir consumed before bed time) it is said to be an excellent antidote to insomnia especially when caused by an overactive mind. It can enhance observation, patience, memory and assisting in achieving goals. It is thought to assist in journeys out of the body and in accepting past lives.

It can sooth feelings of rage and anger and assists in self criticalness.

Chakra: Crown, heart, or throat depending on type/colour.

Folk Remedies:

It can be of benefit in insomnia, strengthens teeth and bones, soft tissues, gums and is said to help balance calcium levels in the body.

Blue

It is thought to help improve communication, dream recall, and accessing insights in dreams.

Feng Shui:

Placed anywhere in the house it will help to bring change, in the southeast and centre for balance and spirituality or in the northeast for wisdom.

Hardness: 3.5

Chemical Composition: Ca2Br5SiO9(OH)5

Infinite

A version of Serpentine, also see Serpentine.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be a powerful healer where it can draw out pain (especially as an elixir). Said to be of benefit for; musculoskeletal pain, menstrual problems and blood pressure.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for good health, balance and calm, the northeast for self cultivation and wisdom. Place in pairs in the southwest for partners, love and relationships and for dispersing negative energy in any room, it can also attract change into your space.

Hardness: 2.5

Chemical Composition: Mg6((OH)10Si4O10)+Al,Cr,Fe,Mn,Ni

Iolite

Ideal for use in guided meditations, astral travel and adventures stimulating connection to inner knowledge. It produces an electrical charge when it is in contact with the auric field and can strengthen and align the field with the subtle bodies.

It is said to balance male and female characteristics, brings harmony and calms and harmonises disruptions in relationships. It helps teach the importance of enjoying each moment and awakening inner knowledge. It is said to perform well when used for the elimination of debts, to enhance precision within one’s life and acceptance of responsibility.

It is said to help understand and release the cause of addictions and assists self expression. It is clears the mind , and important in helping with money management.

Chakra: Third Eye and crown

Folk Remedy:

It is said to develop a strong constitution, reduces fatty deposits in the body, protect the liver, elimination of toxins and is said to benefit in the treatment of malaria and fever producing disorders. It is also said to alleviate migraine headaches and kills bacteria.

Hardness: 7-7.5

Chemical Composition: Mg2Al4Si5O18

Iron Pyrite

See Pyrite.

Jade

A symbol of purity and serenity, it is also known as a “dream stone” and as a “stone of fidelity”. It is highly protective and it increases love and nurturing. It is said to bring harmony and keep the wearer away from harm, it also attracts good luck and friendship.

It is can help remove negative thoughts from the mind, helps release self-limitations, stimulates ideas, helpful in dream work, and awakens hidden knowledge. Beneficial to the heart on all levels; emotional, physical and spiritual.

Chakra: depends on colour

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit to; the heart, kidneys, elimination of toxins, hips, spleen and as an elixir it is said to sooth the skin and stimulate healthy hair.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for harmony and balance and to bring longevity and good life place in any positive direction. In the Northeast brings wisdom and used in pairs in the southeast for love and partnership.

Blue

Peace and reflection it has a peaceful and passive energy source which is of great benefit during meditation to help relax and gain serenity. It creates a slow but steady progress and helps teach patience as such it is also of benefit for those who feel overwhelmed or frustrated by situations that seem beyond their control.

Chakra: Throat

Brown

Highly grounding connecting to the earth and with it brings a sense of comfort and reliability. It assists in adjusting to a new environment and helping to settle matters of the home.

Chakra: Root, earth

Green

This is the most common form of Jade and is very connected to the heart helping to channel passion in constructive ways and calming to the nervous system. It can also be used to bring harmony to relationships that have become dysfunctional as well as making expressions of love easier. It is a symbol of life and growth.

Chakra: Heart

Jadeite

Jadeite is a form of Jade that crystallises in grain forms.

Was important to Mayans and Aztecs as a stone of magic, brining to fruition in times of need and protection, it also has the ability to bring cohesion to groups of people. It improves relationships and said to enhance; intelligence, expressiveness and perception. It is said to act as a stitching agent that stitches cellular and skeletal structures.

Lavender Jade

It is said to help relieve emotional hurt and trauma bringing with it inner peace, it can help set clear boundaries and teach subtly end restraint in emotional matters. It can help find gentleness within.

Chakra: Third eye, Crown

Nephrite

This is a form of Jade that is made of Jade and Actinolite.

It helps balance male and female energies, it can also help bring balance between partners. It has been used as a protective talisman for centuries brining an invisible protective barrier against attack and illness.

It is said to help white cell production, beneficial to adrenal glands, regulation of metabolism and in colic.

Orange

It is creative and energetic where is quietly stimulating, brining joy and teaching interconnectedness of all beings.

Chakra: Solar plexus and Navel.

Red

It is passionate and actively stimulating (it can be so stimulating that it can result in becoming agitated and feeling the n0eed to express anger). It is said to assist in love, letting off steam, and releasing tension.

Chakra: Root

White/cream

It assists in directing energy to its most appropriate outlet and filter out distraction allowing envisioning the best result of a given situation. It aids decision making and is said to be of benefit to the eyes.

Chakra: Crown

Yellow

It is energetic and stimulating however it is mellow and brings with it joy and happiness. It like the orange Jade teaches interconnectedness of all beings. It is believed to help organs process food and waste in our bodies.

Chakra: Solar plexus

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical composition: two main types Jadeite NaAlSi2O6 and Nephrite Ca2(MgFe)5Si8O22(OH)2

Jasper

Jasper is an opaque form of Chalcedony.

It is known as ‘Supreme Nurturer’, it has the ability to support during times of stress bringing with it tranquillity and wholeness. It helps teach that one is not here just for oneself rather also to bring joy and substance to others.

It is worn by shamans for protection and is useful in facilitating shamanic journeying, astral travelling and dream recall. It is protective, grounding and balances yin and yang energies. It is said to bring courage, assertiveness, stimulates honesty and the ability to transform ideas into actions.

Chakra: Solar plexus, Naval, Root – aligns all the chakras

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit to; circulation, digestion, sexual organs and can help in balancing the mineral content. It is also thought to be of benefit in treatment of; deterioration of internal organs, disorders of kidneys/spleen/bladder/liver and stomach. It is also beneficial as an elixir as it does not over stimulate.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the house it will help bring change, placed in the centre it brings balance and grounding. If placed in the west for children, southwest in a pair for relationships and in the east for community and family.

Blue

It facilitated connection to the spiritual world, stabilises the aura, enhances higher communication and balances yin and yang energies. It is thought to help sustain energy during fasts and to be of benefit in degenerative diseases.

Chakra: Throat

Basanite – black

It is useful for scrying and can assist in taking you to a deep altered state of consciousness and can bring prophetic dreams and or visions

Chakra: Root, earth

Brown

Sustainability, balance and ecological awareness it is also highly beneficial in Geopathic stress. Used in meditation it helps deep meditation and centring during past life regression. It is thought to boost the immune system, extracting pollutants and toxins from the body it is also said to help heal the skin.

Chakra: Root

Brecciated

This is Jasper that is veined with hematite – combining the properties of both. It is said to be beneficial for keeping feet attached to the ground and reaching emotional stability, mental clarity and drawing excess energy from the head.

Chakra: Sacral and root.

Dalmatian

It brings grounding and reminds us that we are on a spiritual journey. It helps attune to the innocent child within and stimulates your sense of fun, playfulness and is a useful pick me up. It is an energy transmuter and can reduce over thinking. It harmonises emotions and is said to be beneficial to animals and athletes. It is helpful to children who have problems sleeping or those who have night terrors. It is also thought to be of benefit to cartilage, nerves, reflexes and sprains.

Chakra: Crown, root.

Green

It heals and releases dis-ease and obsession brining balance to your life. It is suggested that it is beneficial in skin disorders, for the digestive tract, bloating, and can help reduce toxicity and inflammation. It helps remind us that the whole is a result of all the parts.

Chakra: Heart

Mookaite

Australian form of Jasper.

It is said to create balance between inner and outer experiences and is said to bring versatility and the thirst for new experiences as well as the calm needed to face them. It helps show you all the possibilities and is thought to bring stability to the immune system as well as healing wounds and blood purification.

Nebular Stone

It is said to raise overall conscious awareness and brings with it remembrance of the souls spiritual roots. It is said that looking into nebula stone can take you out to infinity and inward to the smallest particle of being and ultimately brings you to where the two become one. Good for scrying and brings to a state of non duality.

Chakra: root and heart.

It is said to bring about profound healing at the cellular level of being.

Ocean or Orbicular

This form comes from Madagascar from an area close to the edge of the ocean.

It is said to have links to Atlantis and Lemuria. It is said to help accept responsibilities, develop patience, link to ancient wisdom, empathy, and helps remain objective and detached. It is said to heal and release obsession and dis-ease. It is nurturing, and can help bring to the surface unresolved emotional issues. It is said to be of benefit for detoxification, releases stress, supports the immune system, pms, digestion and useful in treatment of tumours, eczema and bloating.

Picture Jasper

It is said to be the earth mother speaking to her children.

It is said to contain messages from the past for those who are able to read it. It can bring to the surface hidden feelings guilt, envy, and hatred and love so that they can be dealt with appropriately. It is said to bring about global awareness. It can bring comfort and lifts fear it is also said to be of benefit to the kidneys and immune system.

Poppy Jasper

It is joyful and gently stimulating however can be fiery when it is needed. It is said to increase motivation, dream recall, shamanic journeys to the lower world, stimulates libido and balances yin and yang energies. It also clears electromagnetic smog, assists in dowsing, brings courage, and is calming. It can be used to heighten animal communication and is said to support the circulatory system, sexual organs, dissolve blockages in the liver or bile ducts and is believed to balance the mineral content of the body.

Chakra: Base

Rainforest Jasper

It is ideal for connection to nature and the earth it is said that if you have gone astray on the soul level it will help bring you back. Thought to help re-activate herbal healing knowledge from the past especially through female lines and is said to assist in self acceptance. It is said to bring objectivity, clarity, imagination and creativity. It is believed to be beneficial in flue, colds, cellular memory, fluid imbalances and viral infections.

Chakra: Sacral and root.

Red

It is gentle in it stimulation properties and grounds energies. Helps bring problems to light before they become too big, it helps dream recall, stabilises the aura, courage, strength and good luck and success. It is believed to be of benefit to the circulatory system, detoxifying blood rich organs, liver, and dissolving blockages in the liver and bile ducts.

Chakra: Sacral and root

Yellow

It is said to protect during spiritual work and when travelling. It channels positive energy helping bring joy and a sense of well being. It is thought to be of benefit to endocrine glands, cleansing organs, releasing toxins, heals digestion and stomach. It is also suggested to help in breathing disorders, nervous system and skin problems.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Jet

This is a fossilised wood close in comparison to coal but harder than usual forms of coal.

It is protective against illness and violence; it can also protect during business pursuits and enhances financial stability. It is said to protect against negative energy and to help people who have unreasonable fears/phobias that limit their lives. It is of benefit for old souls and can help in past life recall. It assists in taking control of life and balances mood swings and helps lifts depression. It also assists in moving Kundalini energy towards the crown. It is also known as a traveller’s amulet and was often worn by sailors for safe travels across the seas. It can sooth pain due to separation, loss or death. Jet protects against enemies, evil spirits, witchcraft and harmful magic.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit in migraines, epilepsy, glandular and lymphatic swelling, stomach pain and colds. It is thought to help control mood swings lift deep depression and ease menstrual cramps.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the cash box it can increase cash flow for a business. In the centre it brings calm and harmony in the south it brings enlightenment. North for personal journeys, and northeast for self cultivation, in the wealth corner it brings financial flow.

Hardness: 2.5-4

Chemical Composition: C

Kakortokite

Rare – from Greenland

It is a high energy filled with life force and vitality. It teaches us to breathe and be connecting to the earth and infinity at the same time. Provides a conduit for cosmic life force, it draws together soul companions and members of a soul group.

It helps assess if soul contacts are current and if not helps in cutting ties. It helps is adaptability and finding a way through times of adversity. It disperses jealousy, animosity, anger, resentment and aids in forgiveness.

Chakra: Earth, heart, root, crown and soul star. – Opens all the chakras and allows in pouring of light and activation of a cosmic anchor.

Folk Remedy:

It is believed to be of benefit in seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and re energise and oxygenate the body it is also said to be helpful in strengthening the optic nerve, supporting the live, blood and nervous system.

Feng Shui:

Placed in pairs in the relationship area to attract soul connections/ relationships or you have already found this it helps strengthen the bond.

Hardness: 7.5

Chemical Composition: unable to find a formula for this.

Kundalini Quartz

See Quartz

Kunzite

A powerful high level stone, opening and awakening the heart centre and brings unconditional love and produces loving thoughts and communication. It also aligns the heart chakra with the throat and third eye enhancing communication of the heart and inner truth and intuition whilst reducing the mind chatter of fear from the head.

Creates a shield for the aura protecting it from unwanted entities, and can help achieve deep meditative states. It enhances creativity, intuition, self-expression; helps remove obstacles from your path and recovering memories that have been blocked.

It can remove emotional debris from past lives and can lift moods and help lift depression. It can be used to block Geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog especially with regards mobile phones.

Chakra: Crown and heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit to the heart, heart muscles, lungs, circulatory functions and to ease stress related dis-ease. It clears energy blockages, soothes joint pain, calms epilepsy and stimulates the immune system.

Clear

It is said to be of great benefit for soul retrieval work and can help journey to the past to where the site of soul loss.

Chakra: Crown

Hiddenite

Helps stimulate intellect and the loving side of one’s nature and transfers knowledge from higher realms. It assists in releasing feelings of failure and for people who put on a brave face. Hiddenite can ground spiritual love and supports new beginnings.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies;

It is said to assist in insight when diagnosing disorders of the physical body. It can give strength to areas of weakness in the body and is said to support the thymus and to stimulate spiritual insight.

Lilac

Creates a celestial doorway and is a symbol of infinity it helps transition for the dying and can help departing soul move over into enlightenment. It assists in breaking through barriers.

Chakra: Heart

Yellow

It deflects radiation and clears electromagnetic smog and deflects microwaves away from the aura.

Chakra: Solar plexus – aligns the chakras

Feng Shui:

Placed in the north it assists with personal growth and journeys, in the northeast for self-cultivation and for removing obstacles.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition:LiASi2O6

Kyanite

Ideal for attunement and meditation, it assists in calming and clearing the mind and is helpful in accessing the astral plane when connecting with your guides. Can induce dream recall and promotes dream solving often providing a solution in the dream state.

It is tranquil and is a powerful transmitter and amplifier of energies. It does not hold negative energy so does not require cleansing. It assists in self expression and communication cutting through ignorance and promoting truth. It has a calming effect especially on the third eye and throat chakras. It stimulates psychic awareness on all levels and helps bring clarity. Kyanite connects to higher levels of intuition and heartfelt love which brings compassion.

Chakras: Third eye and throat – aligns all chakras automatically and immediately.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit in muscular and urogenital disorders it is also said to benefit; adrenal glands, throat, parathyroid glands, and the brain. It is also said to be a natural pain reliever, lowers blood pressure, heals infection and said to help release excess weight.

Feng Shui:

The most common light blue and black colours represent both water and winter. Placed in the centre it is ideal for grounding, balance and spiritual growth. It can be used in the north for success and if you need change in your life then place it in the direction you need it most.

Blue

Improves communication strengthens the voice and said to be of benefit for the throat and larynx.

Chakra: Throat

Black

Grounding and also aligns the chakras during or after meditation.

Chakra: Root

Crystalline

It has a higher resonance than the opaque Kyanite it is self purifying and its vibration is extremely light and fast. Helps to enter meditative states rapidly, connects to soul path and true vocation. Misuse of this will rebound to the wearer, must be used with integrity and purpose!

Opens and un locks the third eye, smoothes the way for lasting relationships, programme a pair for intuitive, telepathic communication and to bring harmony and unconditional love to a relationship.

Chakra: Activates all higher chakras

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to help ovulation or ovulation pain as well as the larynx and can be of benefit in hoarseness.

Hardness: 4.5-5

Chemical Composition: Al2 SiO5

Labradorite

Labradorite is a type of feldspar.

It is said to represent the temple of the stars and help provide an understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It brings light and raises consciousness and links it to universal energies and assists in transforming intuition to intellectual thought. It helps enhance patience and a sense of the right time.

It deflects like a mirror unwanted forms of energy from the aura it also prevents energy leakage and is ideal for therapists as is a barrier to negative energies shed during therapy.

It can enhance psychic gifts, facilitates astral travel and shamanic journeying. It is said to calm overactive minds, energizes imagination, and helps get to the root of the matter.

Chakra: Third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; eyes, brain, stress relief, regulation of metabolism, digestion, reduces anxiety and is of benefit for colds. It is also said to help in treatment of gout and rheumatism it is thought to ease menstrual tension and lowers blood pressure. It can be used in radionic analysis helping to pin point the cause of dis-ease.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the southeast it brings resources or in the south for success or northeast for self cultivation.

Yellow

Helps access the highest levels of consciousness and also enhances; clairvoyance, trance, visualisations and channelling. It is believed to be of benefit to the stomach, gall bladder and adrenal glands.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Hardness:6-6.5

Chemical Composition: SiO2(CaNa)(SiAl)4O8

Lapis Lazuli

It is said that this existed before time was born and it is said to assist in gaining entrance into the domain of the unknown mysteries and sacred texts. It is said to enhance esoteric ideas and enhancing wisdom so as to understand the information.

It stimulates enlightenment, dream recall, facilitates journeying, releases stress, and brings with it deep peace. It is highly protective, recognises psychic attack and helps contact guardians returning the energy to its source. It can reverse curses and teaches the value and importance of the spoken word.

It is stone of total awareness assisting in expansion of awareness and intellectual capacity. It brings harmony; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Improves self expression, creative thought, clarity, harmonizes conflict, and teaches active listening and bonds relationships.

Chakra: Third eye and throat

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to be of benefit in disorders of; throat, bone marrow, thymus, immune system and hearing loss. Also believed to be beneficial for; depression, insomnia, vertigo, Eustachian tube, lowers blood pressure and the respiratory tract,

Hardness: 5-6

Chemical Composition: (NaCa)8(AlSiO4)6(S,SO4,Cl)1-2

Larimar

This is sometimes also known as Atlantis stone.

A spiritual stone that opens to new dimensions, it is gentle and soft coming from the Caribbean it brings tranquilly if the sea and air to the heart and mind. It is soothing and uplifting and can induce a deep meditative state.

It raises consciousness, empowering, dissolves spiritual boundaries, uplifts hurt, fear, depression, brings patience, acceptance, simplicity, creativity and artwork. It is beneficial in angelic contact and communication. Helpful for those seeking a soul mate and helps heal past life heart trauma.

Connects to earth goddess energy, counteracts Geopathic stress. It can be used to remove attached entities, stimulate communication and promote self healing.

Chakra: Throat

Folk Remedies:

It is said to have a cooling effect drawing out inflammation, fevers, sunburn and heat. It is also said to be of benefit to cartilage, chest, head, neck, constricted joints, draws out pain when placed on the area of discomfort and is said to clear the meridians of the body.

Feng Shui:

Place in the northeast for self cultivation, knowledge and wisdom or in the centre for heath, balance and centeredness.

Hardness: 5-6.5

Chemical Composition: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)

Libyan Desert Glass

See Glass

Larvikite

Larvikite is a type of Feldspar; also see Feldspar for additional properties.

It is a strong grounding and protective stone and is said to assist in connecting to nature spirits. Believed to assist in stimulating inner visions and enhancing psychic abilities and can be beneficial in past life work.

Larvikite is said to neutralise and cancel spells that are no longer wanted, increases security/strength/intellect/ and creativity. It teaches patience. It is also said to help assist in adaptability and absorption of new information

Folk Remedies:

It is believed that Larvikite can be of benefit in; recovery from strokes, assisting in improving brain function, cleansing and purifying tissues, muscular detoxification, calming nerves, lowering blood pressure and treating skin disorders.

Chakra: Root/Earth

Hardness: 6 – 6.5

Chemical Composition: see feldspar

 

Lazulite

It is called stone of heaven which brings clarity and purity of universal energies promoting balance, intuition, cosmic alignment and profound states of bliss. In ancient times it was used as a worry stone to help give insight into worries and concerns giving intuitive answers.

It helps pinpointing the reason behind addiction, detaches from desire for more or obsessive control it also helps boost self esteem and achieving balance.

Chakra: Third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to help reduce sensitivity to the sun, immune system, fractures, cellular memory, lymphatic system, thyroid, pituitary, liver and migraines.

Hardness: 5-6

Chemical Composition:MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2

Lepidolite

Lepidolite is a form of Lithium mica.

It clears electromagnetic pollution and is ideally placed on computers or mobile phones to absorb the electromagnetic emanations. It insists on being used for the highest good and dissipates negative energy it also insists on transforming lesser spiritual ideas to energies of universal light, hope and acceptance. It is a stone of transition which helps passage through times of variability and assists in restructuring and reorganisation of old patterns. It can also help transitions from one life to another; astral travel, birth and re-birthing.

It stabilizes mood, inspires independence and achieving goals without outside help. Lepidolite helps you stand your own ground, frees you from the influences of others, useful in gridding, and helps bring stability to lay lines and tectonic plates.

Chakra: Third eye and heart.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to assist in location the site of dis-ease, assists digestion, tension relief, stress relief, relaxation, as an elixir it is beneficial to the skin, tendonitis, leg cramps, and tight shoulders and can help in soothing and calming the nervous system. It is also thought to be of benefit for; sciatica, relieving allergies, strengthening the immune system, sick building syndrome and computer stress.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre to bring harmony and balance, north for personal journeys or in the northeast for self worth, cultivation, knowledge and wisdom.

Hardness: 2.5

Chemical Composition: KLi2(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2

Lodestone

See Magnetite

Magnetite

This has a powerful positive-negative polarity and therefore can be used in magnetic therapy. It temporarily aligns all the chakras, subtle bodies, and meridians, physical and etheric bodies. It is grounding and can be used to dispel grief, fear, anger and attachment.

It is said to enhance spiritual growth, deep meditative states, earth connection (especially nurturing), endurance, tenacity, durability and being able to view things from a distance. It brings stability and can be use to attract love.

Chakra: Earth

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be beneficial for sports injuries as it can relieve aches and pains. Also suggested to benefit; hair, bones, skin, blood vessels, stimulating underactive organs and sedating overactive organs.

Lodestone

It has the general properties of Magnetite with the added property of polarity.

It give the ability to see and distinguish the dualities that exist in one’s environment and is believed to bring to fruition that which is wanted and encourages holding fast to ones purpose. It brings motivation, courage, confidence, eliminating insecurity and dependence.

In ancient times it was said to be used to test fidelity with unfaithful or un loyal ones the partner would fall out of bed when touched by lodestone.

Folk Remedies:

In addition to magnetite properties lodestone can remove energy blockages and induce free flow of strength to the body for it to renew itself.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: Fe3O4

Malachite

This is a powerful healer – said to be the healer of the new age as it is still evolving however needs to be used with caution as it is toxic and unless being used by a knowledgeable healer best used in polished form – should be kept away from water and salt therefore only cleansed in light or with smudge.

If used as an elixir this is made by placing the crystal next to the container of water.

It amplifies both positive and negative energies and grounds energies to the planet. It is a stone of transformation where it is said to assist in one changing situations and providing for the transfer of sacred information that can help lead to spiritual evolution.

It brings balance and harmony and can help create an unobstructed path leading to a goal. It can absorb negativity and pollutants from the atmosphere and should be cleansed before and after ideally with a quartz cluster in the sun.

It is believed to pick up plutonium pollution and guards against all kinds of radiation and electromagnetic pollution. Helps open up to unconditional love, brings fidelity in love and friendships and helps partnerships, practicality, and responsibility in business.

Idea for scrying, journeying, and also helps show what is blocking spiritual growth. It is also brings a sense of adventure, risk taking, breaks unwanted ties, outworn patterns and enhances intuition.

Chakra: Heart – heals and activates all the chakras

Folk Remedies:

It us an extremely versatile healer and is said to be of benefit for; asthma, arthritis, swollen joints, tumours, MS, circulation, growths, broken bones, torn muscles, child birth, cramps, lowers blood pressure, fractures, spleen, pancreas and parathyroid. It is said also to help look within oneself to seen and acknowledge the reasons supporting an illness.

Malachite with Azurite

See Both Malachite and Azurite

It draws out positive and negative energy, soothes and calms the spirit and it is said to be able to neutralise energy and produce a deep sense of calm. It is said to aid sleep and also improve dream recall and the ability to interpret the dreams.

Chakra: Third eye, throat and heart

Malacolla – Malachite with Chrysocolla

See Malachite and Chrysocolla

Has a high healing vibration and it is a symbol of wholeness and peace. If placed on an area of imbalance it is said to gently restore balance and can help balance emotions if places on the solar plexus.

Chakra: Heart

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

Marble

This is said to bring clarity and suspensions in states of meditation including tantra. It is said to help bring total recall of dreams, strength of self control mastery of thought, and the power of serenity.

It is said to help enhance the nurturing side one one’s nature, protection both physical and emotional and brings balance. It is said to help bring structure to the mind.

Chakra: Depends on the type/ colour of the marble

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit in; bone marrow disorders, viral infections, sore throats, lower back and increase flexibility.

Hardness: 4-5

Chemical composition: CaCO3

Merlinite

Merlinite is a trade name given to Dendritic Opal, it is sometimes also applied to Dendritic Agate, also see Opal and Agate.

The Dendritic inclusions are of Psilomelane.

It is said to aid in remaining both open and approachable even if the situation reminds us of past experiences. Merlinte aids in deepening the connection to the environment, nature spirits and also fellow human beings. It can be used to assist in spiritual growth and development and reminds us of the memories of wizards and alchemists.

Merlinite can be used to access the Akashic records to gain insight into past lives.

It is said to assist in strengthening relationships assisting in creating/developing/ maintaining strong bonds. This stone will be very helpful between members of step families, especially child to step parent, bringing encouragement for getting to know one another more, to release any un-certainty or tension, with the mean of building the beginning foundations of strong relationships for the future.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; skeletal structures, disorders of the veins and arteries, promotes skeletal growth and assisting in blood flow. It is said to have a cleansing action and is therefore beneficial for the lymphatic system.

Mica

It has reflective qualities so you are able to see the flaws in humanity but also remain in heart space so you can continue to love. It assists in looking at situations in details and will help magnify the important details that need attention.

It can help in looking within and identifying and removing any contrary characteristics. It can be used for gridding especially in areas prone to earth quakes, releases energy blockages, diminishes anger, and can provide growth in all areas.

Chakra: Depends on colour

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; reducing hunger, insomnia, excessive sleeping, mononucleosis, dehydration, shiny hair, eyes and energising.

Hardness: 2.5-3

Chemical Composition: too many varieties to list

Mochi Balls©

Iron and sandstone said to be names after Native American Indians that lived in the Moqui Desert.

For centuries these have been used by shamanic tribes and are said to bring knowledge to the user of both the ancient ways and future ways. They protect the environment and bring synthesis of male and female.

They stimulate Qi/Chi energy, grounding, protecting and helps to recognise and understand self.

Chakras: Root - Aligns energy centres, relieves blockages.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for: physical instability, for people who have constrictions and restrictions in the veins, muscles arteries, bone loss and balancing deficiencies in the immune system.

Moldavite

It is a tektite found in Czechoslovakia that was formed during meteoritic action. Formed 15 million years ago and has extra terrestrial origin.

Also see Tektite.

It has been used since the Stone Age as a talisman for good fortune and fertility. It stimulates cooperation between those of extraterrestrial origins and those who are experiencing life on earth. It can bring you to direct communication with the higher self, ascended masters, and extraterrestrials. Accelerating spiritual growth and allowing you to receive spiritual guidance.

It magnifies the vibration of other crystals if used in combination. Use of moldavite requires grounding otherwise it can leave you spaced out or root less. It is said it can help you go forward or backwards in time for insights.

It can be useful for those who are sensitive and find it hard being incarnation on the earth plane such as star children. It is inspirational, can help bring unexpected solutions, energising, and downloads information from the akashic record.

Chakra: Heart, third eye and Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; asthma, clearing toxins, anger, grief, fear and in making you aware of the cause and source of dis-ease. Helps balance and release emotions especially in those who have hidden emotional trauma.

Feng Shui:

Used anywhere in the house it can bring change and/ or balance. If placed in the centre it can bring balance, health and grounding.

Hardness: 5.5-6.55

Chemical Composition: SiO2 79.97% with a large combinations of other elements in smaller percentages

 

Molybdenite

Molybdenite is calming, it can assist is seeing the truth of a situation even in the face of wilful blindness. It has an immense balancing effect especially on one’s life,

Chakra: All, aligns and balances all chakras and absorbs negative energy held within any chakra.

Folk Remedies:

Should be used with care due to its possible toxicity. It is believed to help reduce Fever and infection and can be useful in balancing the circulatory system.

Hardness: 1 - 1.5

Chemical Composition: MoS2

 

Mookaite

See Jasper

Moonstone

A stone of new beginnings and is long associated with goddess energy and the moon as well as cycles. It is reflective, balancing, introspective, and helps one to realise that new beginnings are the fruition of each end.

It can enhance intuition, empathy; enhance lucid dreaming and psychic abilities. It helps recognise ups and downs and acknowledge changing cycles. It can ease emotional tension, balances male and female energies, soothes and stabilises emotions. It has a powerful effect on the reproductive system in women and helps alleviate menstrual dis-ease.

It helps promote creativity, self expression and removal of obstacles from one’s path. Ideal given to someone who is about to travel as a protective talisman and it is said to bring calmness coupled with awareness.

Chakra: Crown and solar plexus

Folk Remedies:

Moonstone is believed to be of benefit for: enhancing assimilation of nutrients, elimination of toxins, digestive system, pregnancy, child birth, fertility eases PMS, insomnia, swelling, malaria , stings and bites, and circulatory disorders. It is also said to be of benefit to the skin, hair and eyes and believed to prevent sleep walking.

Feng Shui:

Place in the northwest for travel; centre for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection or in the west for creativity. It can also be placed in pairs for love in the southwest.

Black

It is grounding and helpful for releasing emotions or blocked/repressed energy.

Chakra: root, crown

Blue

High vibration, however is colour enhanced. It has a powerful effect on the un awakened. It creates a gateway to exceedingly high levels of consciousness and multi-dimensions. It is said to enable you to have a foot in both worlds spiritual and physical and is thought to help the neck and spine, releases muscle tension, blood vessels, and brining subtle energies into perfect function.

Chakra: Crown and throat

Rainbow

Carries in it the vibration of cosmic light and offers spiritual healing for all humanity. It is said to be able to take you on multi dimensional journeys and teaches us that we all part of many cycles that are unfolding.

It boosts intuition and helps you read symbols and synchronicities. May leave sensitive people feeling emotionally overwhelmed. It is said to be beneficial to internal organs, eyes, arteries and veins.

Chakra: Crown and Higher Crown

Hardness: 6

Chemical Composition: K(AlSi3O8)

 

Morganite

Morganite is a type of Beryl; also see Beryl for additional properties.

It said to aid in brining love into one’s life or assisting in maintaining love that is already there. It teaches equality in not only relationships but between the sexes.

It is a powerful stone for use in ceremonies around the medicine wheel. It is said that it can assist in issues of self control, assists in communication and listening from the heart.

Folk Remedies:

IT is believed that Morganite can be of benefit in; emphysema, tuberculoses, asthma, and in stabilising the heart and lungs

Chakra: Heart (activator, cleanser, and stimulator)

 

Hardness: 7.5 - 8

 

Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6

 

Mother of Pearl

It is said to carry with it gentle and peaceful healing energy of the sea. It is relaxing and soothes emotions, sensitivity and stress.

Nebula stone

See Jasper

Nuummit

One of the oldest minerals formed over 3 billion years ago.

It has been called the sorcerer’s stone and is protective against ill wishing and psychic manipulation. It teaches us that the bonds and constraints placed on us are self imposed and can be easily discarded. It is protective and shielding on the physical, etheric and emotional level.

Set into a want it can be used to pull out negative energy, imprints and implants and set in with Tugtupite silver it can be used for ritual work. It helps protect against negative vibrations and pollutants, helps in seeing behind facades, and stimulates intellect and memory.

Ideal for lower world journeys as it assists in travelling with stealth and sureness. It increases intuition, psychic wisdom and transforms intellect to intellectual thought.

Chakra: Root - Opens, activates and integrates all the chakras.

Folk Remedies:

It believed to be of benefit for; insomnia, tissue regeneration, pain relief, purifies blood, dispersing infections, throat, vision, Parkinson’s disease, headaches, insulin regulation, kidneys and nerves.

Hardness: 5.5-6

Chemical Composition: (Mg2)(Mg5)Si8O22(OH)2

Obsidian

Molten lava that cooled so quickly it crystallised.

It is an excellent grounding stone which connects the root chakra to the centre of the earth. It also provides a shield against negativity and transforms negative vibrations within the environment. It works fast and with great power, as it works without boundaries and limitations.

It is said to be truth enhancing and will expose flaws, weaknesses and blockages. It assists in growth and is highly protective (blocks psychic attack and removes negative spiritual influences). Large pieces of obsidian can block Geopathic stress or soak up environmental pollution.

It is said to be able to draw out mental stress and tension it is calming, vitalises soul’s purpose, brings clarity, expands consciousness and dissolves emotional blockages.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to help give insight into the cause of dis-ease, aids digestion, and dissolves blockages, reduces pain, arthritis, cramps, joint problems, stanches bleeding, circulation and warms extremities.

Feng Shui: Placed in the north for personal journeys and in the centre for grounding and protection.

Black

Ideal for scrying (gazing), it is creative, forces one to face up to one’s true self, can go back to past lives for healing, protective, repels negativity and provides support during change and helps break through mental barriers.

Chakra: Root

Blue

It aids astral travel (gives purpose and direction), enhances communication, facilitates divination and enhances telepathy. It is said to be beneficial in Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and multiple personality disorder.

Chakra: Throat – opens the aura to receive healing.

Blue - Electric

It enhances communication, assists in oration and articulation and in comprehension and pronunciation of new languages. It is highly spiritual ideal for; divination, shamanic journeying, assists in inner journeys, psychic communication and past life regression. Ideal for astral travel and is said to benefit eyes, speech, pain, and brings mental clarity.

Chakra: Throat

Blue/green

It promotes speaking from the heart and to understand communication with the heart. It aids reiki healing, and brings balance (mind, body and spirit). It helps in the assimilation of vitamins A and E and is said to enhance night vision.

Chakra: Throat and heart.

Gold sheen

It can also be used for scrying and can provide information with regards to the root of a situation (taking you to the past and the future). It is said to be able to show you what is needed to achieve healing. It can balance energy fields and assists in elimination of ego conflicts. As an elixir it benefits the eyes. It is thought to benefit misalignment of vertebrae, spasmodic conditions and circulatory disorders.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Green

It can help remove hook up cords from others and protects against repetition in healing. It is said to be of benefit to the gall bladder and the heart.

Chakra: Heart

Mahogany

It has a softer gentler energy compared to the black obsidian. It also resonates with the earth providing grounding and protection it can be used to stimulate growth (physical, emotional and intellectual) and will provide strength in times of need. It can help fulfil one’s aspirations and can be used to eliminate energy blockages and releases tension. It is also believed to relieve pain and improve circulation.

Chakra: Solar plexus, Navel and root.

Purple

It enhances growth and spiritual awareness it also enhances clairvoyance, intuition and also creates a link between intuition and intellect. It is also said it can provide a euphoric state during meditation.

Chakra: Crown and Third Eye

Rainbow

It is said to bring light and love to one’s life and allows recognition of the nature. Spiritual side, it is ideal for scrying (especially for matters of love, relationships and total development). Its energy is gentler however is has a strong protective It can be used to cut cords and can absorb negative energy from the aura as well as removing stress.

Chakra: Root

Red

It brings balance of male and female energies and enhances stability. It is also thought to treat disorders of the blood and spleen.

Chakra: Root, Sacral

Red/Black

It raises Kundalini energy brining vitality and virility it is also said to help treat fevers and chills.

Chakra: Sacral and root

Silver sheen

Used for scrying it can help access information concerning the root of a problem or situation and enhances meditation. It provides a mirror of inner being and to help seeing into one’s self. It is said to enhance patience and perseverance and a strong connection between the physical and astral bodies.

Chakra: Root

Smokey

See Apache tear

Snowflake

It can help identify unnecessary patterns which remain in one’s life and to help re design thought patterns. It brings with it serenity of the isolated state and brings a meditative state. Snowflake obsidian teaches the value of mistakes as well as successes. It also promotes love and beauty, it is also known as a state of purity and balance for the body. It is believed to benefit veins, bones and as an elixir it is beneficial for the eyes.

Chakra: Root and sacral chakra.

Hardness: 6-7

Onyx

This is a form of Chalcedony.

It is centres and aligns with the higher powers, giving strength and provides support (during confusing, difficult and stressful situations). It can be used to banish grief, enhance self control and aid wise decision making. Onyx brings vigour, steadfastness and stamina whilst aiding us to learn lessons. It enhances good fortune and happiness, imparting self confidence and is beneficial in past life work. It is said to act as a mental tonic and can help ease overwhelming fears or worry.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for teeth and bones and also in the treatment of bone marrow disorders.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Opal

This is has a fine vibration it is said to enhance cosmic consciousness and said to induce psychic and mystical visions. It is said to amplify ones traits and characteristics which can aid in overcoming ones lesser attributes notably that this can be intense for some and those who are not ready to look at themselves and see the truth that lies before them.

It is a karmic stone that teaches us what is sent out will come back. It is creative and protective when properly programmed. It is sometimes known as a stone of happy dreams and changes these arise from an understanding of personal and higher potential. It has been used by shamans to invoke visions. Opal contains water and therefore has a strong connection with emotions, it can enhance self worth, bring lightness and spontaneity.

Brings love and passion and can release inhibitions.

Chakra: Crown, heart and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to strengthen the will to live, fevers, strengthens memory, beneficial for Parkinson’s disease, purify the blood and kidneys. It is also thought to benefit the eyes and provide comfort in child birth.

Note: If you feel uncomfortable using Opal or find that your emotions become too intense try another type of crystal as a substitute for Opal as it can be too intense for some.

Andean

It has a strong spiritual connection and can be used for spiritual journeying and works only for the highest good. It can induce a mild hypnotic trance, instils knowledge of the right action and dispels reaction.

Chakra: Throat

It is believed to be beneficial for disorders of the heart and lungs, water retention, muscular swelling, spinal dis-alignment and the thymus.

Black

These range from black to grey and are excellent grounders ideal for scrying providing insights into matters of the past, present and future. It can be used for reading eyes to provide insight into the truthfulness and development of the person concerned. It is thought to be an exceptionally lucky stone and dreaming of opal is said that you will receive great possessions.

Chakra: Root and sacral.

Blue

It is said to enhance communication skills as well as having an ability to sooth and calm emotions realigning to spiritual purpose. It stimulates creativity, ingenuity, journeying and assisting in releasing past life traumas.

Chakra: Throat

It is also said to help ease fatigue, balancing metabolism and in treating hair loss.

Boulder

It has been used in Homeopathic and Naturopathic remedies to increase the healing energy and to provide directional force. It is also ideal for conditions associated with ageing and fragility and is said to stimulate blood flow.

Chakra: Root

Dendritic

It is a promoter of growth on both physical and spiritual areas it is said to assist in being organised or developing organisational skills. It is also believed to assist blood flow and assist in skeletal system and in disorders of the veins and arteries.

Chakra: Root – strong connections to earth energies.

Fire

It enhances personal power and is said to awaken inner fire whilst protecting against danger. It assists in change, brings clarity to intuition, and supports through emotional turmoil. It can also help release deep feelings of grief.

Chakra: Root, sacral and solar plexus.

It is believed to have strong links with the abdomen and lower back and is beneficial for; kidneys and sexual organs.

Green

It assists in openness and is cleansing and rejuvenating it can assist in rational fasting where it teaches us an understanding of dietary habits. It brings with it calm and relaxation similar to a state of meditation. Assists in problem solving, stimulates knowledge that you are always the master of your life and brings a spiritual perspective.

Chakra: Heart

Oregon

It is said that it carries cosmic consciousness and assists in travelling between dimensions. It is can assist in releasing self limiting thoughts. It removes negative energy from all the chakras as well as assisting in clearing energy blockages. It is ideal for past life exploration and karmic healing.

It can be used to look in one’s self and searches for truth revealing deceptions, lies and self-deception that may not have been apparent. It brings joy and lightness, and helps one speak your emotional truth.

Chakra: Crown and solar plexus.

Pink/cherry

It helps centre and energise whilst also promoting; accuracy, effectively, clairsentience and clairvoyance. It helps clear headaches caused by unopened third eye.

Chakra: Heart, root and sacral.

It is believed to be of benefit for; colitis, constipation, prostate discomfort, spinal disorders, blood disorders, muscle tension and for menopausal symptoms.

Red

It is said that it can stimulate positive aggression and can help reduce hostility and offensive behaviour. It can be used for balancing the left and right brain and ideal for use in NLP for reprogramming thoughts to the positive. It reduces stress and assists in the creation of positive results.

Chakra: Root

It is said to be of benefit for the lungs, liver and stomach.

White

It provides deep states of natural clarity, balances the right and left brains and can be used in grids to increase their emotional state. It is helpful in business (adept in business) and helps bring inspiration.

Chakra: Crown

Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Chemical Composition: SiO2nH2O

Pearl

Pearls symbolises purity and signifies; faith, charity, innocence and is said to enhance personal integrity and helps provides a focused attention. It is said to provide self reflection an enables one to see how they appear to others like a mirror of true reflection.

As it symbolises the water element it is highly in tune with emotions and women especially so for pregnant women. It assists in balancing emotions; it can also absorb emotions and energy and as such should be used with caution as it will hold the energy until the next time it is cleansed.

It can cool and sooth and works well in combination with other crystals.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; bloating, increase fertility, breast feeding.

Black

It brings stability and protection it is also highly grounding.

Chakra: Root

Pink

Balances emotion helps bring trust and truth within relationships

Chakra: Heart

White and Cream

Helps bring spiritual balance and purity.

Chakra: Crown

Feng Shui:

Place in the northeast for self cultivation, in the north for personal journeys and also if the water element is needed pearls can be used.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: CaCO

Peridot

It is said to be warm and friendly in its energy. It is a protective stone that is said to keep away evil spirits. It is also said to; open up the mind, regulate cycles (physical/mental/emotional/life), releases old baggage/obsessions/guilt and helps detachment from outside influences allowing you to be able to use your own higher guidance. It is said to also help heal a bruised ego, help release negative patterns and old vibrations.

It is also helpful to release jealousy, resentment, spite and anger and also helps reduce stress. It can sharpen the mind and banishes lethargy. It assists in realising and admitting to mistakes so you can learn from them and move on.

Chakra: Heart and solar plexus (protective for the aura)

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be an excellent healing stone that acts as a tonic to strengthen and regenerate the body. It is said to be beneficial for; eyesight, ulcers, child birth, strengthens metabolism, skin, thymus, lungs and is said to be helpful in bipolar disorders.

Feng Shui:

Place in the health areas of the house to promote good health and well being, Can also be placed in the wealth corner to bring abundance into the house.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: 2SiO4

Petalite

It is sometimes called stone of the angels as it enhances and furthers connections with the angels. It is said also to help connect to ancient civilisations, totem animals and spirit guides. It has been used in vision quests to bring calm and protection. As such it also heightens and deepens meditation. It can assist you to move past your present metaphysical abilities.

Chakra: Throat and higher crown.

Folk Remedies:

Even small pieces are extremely potent as elixirs.

It is said to be of benefit for; aids, cancer, tumours, cellular renewal, flexibility of muscles, eyes, lungs and intestines.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre to bring calm and harmony to the house, in the south for enlightening, north for personal journeys or place in the northeast for self cultivation.

Hardness: 6.5

Chemical Composition: LiAlSi4O10

Petrified wood

It is deeply grounding and can provide strength in all areas of life. It is ideal to aid and assist in investigating past lives and also brings an awareness of nature. It is a stone of transformation and assists one to advance to ones highest chosen level.

Chakra: Root and heart

Folk Remedies:

As an elixir it should be used topically for the skin and to stimulate lustre to the hair.

It is also said to be of benefit to the circulatory system and used in healing lay outs it can be beneficial for arterial sclerosis, arthritis, rheumatism, senility, and blood clots. It decreases stress when one is hospitalised and can be used to treat brittleness of bones and nails.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for grounding and protection or in the north for personal journeys.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Compositions: SiO2

Picasso stone

This is a type of marble – also see Marble.

It is said to help bring the light of other planetary bodies to the user. It helps transform intuition into intellect so that it can then become action. It helps in times of challenge, enhances intuition, can provide clarity of mind, brings peace and calms disturbing thoughts.

Chakra: Crown and root

Folk remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; circulatory system, anxiety, digestive regulation, metabolism, carpel tunnel syndrome, cellular and organ toxicity and it is said to assist in weight loss.

Hardness: 4-5

Chemical Composition: see marble

Pietersite

It is sometimes known as the tempest stone because it has a connection to the storm element. It is beneficial for meditation as it stimulates the pineal gland and this can help attain a meditative state and to experience visions.

It is a rare grounder as it does not ground to the earth rather it grounds to the etheric body. It can be used for astral travelling, vision quests and to access the akashic records. It is also said that it contains the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

It is said to help you see the truth and identify falsehood. It supports will power, walking your truth, courage, supportive, strengthening and assists in processing conflicts and suppressed feelings.

Chakra: Third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial for pituitary gland, regulation of growth hormones, sex, metabolism, metabolism, blood pressure, body temperature, lungs, liver, intestines, feet and clears and energises the meridian pathways of the body.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: MgFe2 SiO2

Prehnite

Brings unconditional love and helps heal the healer, it can help meditation and visualisation processes. It is said to connect to Archangel Raphael and to other spiritual beings including extraterrestrial beings.

It can be used in grids for protection or calming and placed in the garden it can help create a healing sanctuary. It can help dream recall, enhances meditation, pre cognition (inner knowing), trust in the universal energies, alleviates nightmares/phobias and deep fears.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for Kidneys, gall bladder, blood disorders, gout, anaemia and for connective tissue.

Feng Shui:

It is highly beneficial to help with the de-cluttering process as it encourages the ability to let go especially for those who hoard things. It can be used anywhere that balance r cleansing is needed. Place in the centre for grounding, good health, spirituality and protection.

Hardness: 6-6.5

Chemical Composition: (Ca2Al(AlSi3O1)(OH)2)

Prehnite with Epidot

See Prehnite and Epidot sections

Pyrite

Often known as fool’s gold, it is grounding and shielding stone that blocks out negative energy and pollutants at all levels including infectious diseases. The shielding ability of pyrite works on etheric, physical and emotional levels.

It helps one tap into their own ability stimulates ideas, and inner potential, relieves anxiety and frustration. It encourages over all well being, assists in seeing behind facades, enhances memory, it can also help life despair and deep states of melancholy. It represents the sun’s golden energy.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; bones (structure and composition), cellular formations, said to repair DNA damage, aligns meridians, bronchitis, lungs, fevers, inflammation and believed to neutralises ingested toxins. It is also said to help the skin protect itself from the elements.

Hardness: 6-6.5

Chemical Composition: FeS2

Quartz

This is known as a master healer and can be used for healing for any condition. It is the most powerful healer and energy amplifier on the planet due to its helical spiral form. It can be used to dispel static electricity and supports the amplification/focusing/storage/transfer and transformation of energy.

It can bring the energy of the stars to the soul and is said that it can harmonise human energies with those of the universe and to make greater energies available. It is said that quartz acts like a spiritual library that is waiting to be accessed. It can filter out distractions, unlocks memory and it is said that attached to a fuel line in a car it can reduce fuel consumption.

It is beneficial for; clarity of mind, meditation, enhancing psychic abilities and concentration.

Chakra: depends on the specific type of quartz – cleanse the aura and balances the chakras.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; bringing the body back into balance, immune system, soothing burns and aligning the subtle bodies.

It is also ideal for reiki grids, crystal healing grids and elixirs.

Feng Shui:

Quartz can be used anywhere in the house to bring balance and cleansing when needed. Used in the centre it brings grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection or in the west for projects and creativity.

Blue

In natural formation it is quite rare.

It is very calming especially for the mind, diminishes fears and helps bring hope. It also brings an understanding of one’s spiritual nature. Stimulates creativity and assists in passing through a metamorphosis.

Chakra: Throat

It is believed to help purify the blood stream and strengthen the immune system. It is said to east throat tension and benefits the thyroid, depression and absorption of B vitamin.

Brandenburg

Has a very high vibration and said to be important in spiritual alchemy. It is attuned to the higher consciousness (white flame). It works at all levels, deeply grounding – anchoring deep into the earth and helps one see things with objective eyes. Ideal for meditation, regression and karmic healing and protects against psychic attack.

It assists in self reflection, repels negative energies, calls in positive light, holds light when working in the underworld and brings unconditional love and compassion. It assists the recovery from illness and restores vitality.

Note: There are several combinations of quartz in the Brandenburg quartz (Smokey, Smokey amethyst, clear with amethyst, citrine and chlorite and mixed combinations of all or some of these) each having a slightly different effect on the user. When looking for a Brandenburg quartz allow yourself to be drawn to one so that you may find one with a harmonious vibration.

Chakra: Crown, third eye, heart and root.

It is a master healer and supports convalescence, immune system, and chronic fatigue and said to ease dental pain.

Clear

Provides clarity of thinking, meditation, cleansing, spiritual development, brings balance and fulfilment. Can help un block energy blockages, transmits and received information and can help guide and assist in the search for the meaning and importance of existence.

Chakra: Crown

Master healer – see Quartz properties above.

Dendritic

It is similar to moss agate in the sense that it has pictures on its surface, strong connection to earth energies and ideal for scrying.

Chakra: Root

Elestial

Elestial quartz is recognised by its unique formation – natural terminations over the body and face of an etched and/or layered crystal.

It is said to be an enchanted crystal brining concepts of Shiva and the understanding of the transition of one phase of life to another. It can help to overcome emotional burdens, brings heart and mind into harmony, can help with the understanding of the cycle of life and giving clarity of mind helping one rid mind clutter.

It can help access information and ancient wisdom; can be used for gazing with regards to going with in for self work. It can help you actualise your full potential, calms erratic or confused thoughts bringing them into coherence and clarity.

It helps meditation, astral travel, assists in communication of emotions, re-awakening of the consciousness of the planet and psychic development.

Chakra: Crown, third eye. Stimulates and unblocks the chakras.

It is believed to be of benefit for; epilepsy, schizophrenia, burn out, vertigo, and states where emotional and or intellectual stability is required.

Faden

This is a super grounder and is recognised by the silver cord that runs through the centre of the crystal and its name highlights this as it is a taken from a German word that means thread. It connects the user firmly to the centre of the earth and like the Herkimer diamond it can be used to attune to another.

It is ideal for astral travel as the silver cord will protect during flight and it is also said to be protective during physical air travel so ideal for those working in that profession. It can be used to access parallel dimensions and other planes of existence.

It provides mental and physical stability, aligns the meridians and helps those seeking information.

Chakra: Crown and root – stimulates and opens the chakras.

It is said to be of benefit for inflexibility (physically), dexterity, spine and can be used as an elixir for all of the fore mentioned conditions.

Green

Green Quartz opens and stabilises the heart chakra, it is an energy transmuter and inspires creativity.

Chakra: Heart

It is said to be of benefit for the endocrine system

Harlequin

Identified by the series of red dots in the quartz crystals these are either hematite or Lepidocrocite.

It balances the polarities and the meridians as well as connecting the root and heart with the crown chakra. It helps with the expression of universal love.

Chakra: Root, heart and crown

It is said to benefit circulation, increases physical energy, and strengthens veins, memory and thyroid as well as activating the will to recover from illness.

Rose

'The stone of universal love', Rose quartz teaches us to first love from within and see the beauty in ourselves before working outside and showing us the love that surrounds us. It is a gentle crystal which is soothing and warming, purifying and opening to the heart at all levels. It represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiveness, lovingness, self love and emotional balance.

Chakra: Heart/higher heart chakra

Folk Remedies: Rose Quartz can be used to facilitate emotional healing, ease loss, calm stress, relieve hurt, calms in times of emotional turmoil, dissolve fear, help strengthen low confidence, resolves resentment and quells anger. Slowly eases childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love and low self-esteem. Rose quartz aligns mental, emotional, and astral bodies. It is said to benefit the heart and circulatory systems and aids the cleansing organs, as well as being of benefit for fertility. Said to be a great nurturing and calming stone for children when a piece of rose quartz placed in their room or worn.

Feng Shui:

Rose Quartz can be used to balance both Yin and Yang. Use rose quartz in the Southwest area for relationships (be sure and use two). Use in the Centre area for emotional balance or in any other area where emotional healing is needed.

Rutilated

It is characterised by the angel hair (Rutile) that is included in the quartz and it can be gold, silver or red in colour.

Integrator of energy at any level that promotes spiritual growth, protects from psychic attach and negative influences, astral travel, scrying, channelling, contact with the angelic realms, and helps break down barriers to spiritual growth.

Assists in letting go of the past and is ideal for therapists and practitioners to protect from negativity or negative energy released during the treatment. It helps reach the root of the problem, soothes dark moods, relieves phobias/fears and promotes forgiveness.

Chakra: Crown-cleanses and energises the aura.

It is said to be of benefit for impotence, fertility, chronic conditions, exhaustion, balancing the thyroid, repelling parasites, bronchitis, and is said to encourage an upright posture.

Smokey

A strong grounding stone, it also raises vibration during meditation, it can transform negative emotions and negative patterns dissolving negativity and allowing positivity to entre in.

Teaches us how to leave behind things that no longer serve us, releases fear, aligns the meridians, protective and creates a protective barrier around the body, promotes joy in living and improves intuition.

It helps lift fear, lifts depression, alleviates nightmares, promotes pragmatism, balances yin and yang energies, helps regulate creativity in business and develops astuteness in purchasing.

Chakra: Root

It is said to be of benefit for; abdomen, hips, legs, pain relief, reproductive system, cramps, strengthens the back, fortifies the nerves, people who are undergoing chemotherapy, and radiation-related illness.

Spirit

It has a high spiritual vibration, uplifting, facilitates out of body journeying, it works well for reframing the past, brings universal love with it and promotes self forgiveness (idea for use with purple flame meditations).

It balances energy especially yin and yang, assists in death (guiding the soul to the afterlife), and provides comfort for those left behind after a death. It is also said to be good for harmony, insights into problems, patience, overcoming obsessive behaviour and for emotional and physical detox

Note there are several different formations of spirit quarts and it is sometimes known as cactus quartz for its cactus like experience however spirit quartz will have a higher vibration in addition to the general properties of; citrine or amethyst for example.

Chakra: Crown, higher crown – aligns and purifies all the chakras

It is believed to facilitate multi dimensional spiritual and cellular healing

Strawberry

It is energising and brings vitality and stimulates the heart filling the user with the feeling of love. Can be used for travelling to the centre of life, assists in enjoying and loving the moment. It has links with Lemuria and Atlantis.

Chakra: Heart

Snow

It is said to be beneficial when learning lessons as it can help let go of overwhelming responsibilities and limitations. It is said to be helpful in helping people who are prone to martyrdom or victimhood. It helps instil tactful communication, links to deep inner wisdom and is a stone of cooperation with others.

Chakra: Crown

Tangerine

This is naturally coated transparent orange quartz it is excellent for shock or after trauma, helps recovery after psychic attack, past life healing, and can help take you beyond limited self belief.

Chakra: Solar Plexus and sacral.

Tibetan

It contains ancient information which can be accessed through meditation, can be used to access the akashic record, and purifies and energizes the meridians.

It brings about deep healing of the subtle bodies.

Tourmalinated

It combines the properties of Quartz and Tourmaline also read these individual for more information.

A protective stone with a gentler vibration that tourmaline on its own so for those that find tourmaline over powering this is a very good option. It is grounding, turns negative thoughts or energies into positive ones and helps alleviate self sabotage. Ideal for use in problem solving and can be used to dissolve patterns that are crystallised or destructive.

Chakra: Harmonises meridians, subtle bodies and chakras.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2

Rhodochrosite

It is a stone of love and balance representing selfless love and compassion. It provides love and balance on all levels for physical, mental, emotional and etheric bodies. It assists in dealing with and letting go; fear, insecurities, inner child issues and abuse. It helps attune to ones higher self, accelerate the expansion of one’s consciousness, works for the highest good, attracts a soul mate, it helps the heart assimilate painful lessons without shutting down, removes denial, and will insist that you face the truth.

It can assist with improving self worth, soothes emotional stress, encouraging a positive attitude, creativity, and helps integrate new information, can assist in lifting depressed moods, and can induce passionate and erotic urges.

Best when worn 24 hours a day – it will also enhance the dream state.

Chakra: Heart, solar plexus and also energises base and sacral chakras.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; prevention of sickness, acts as a filter for irritants, asthma, respiratory problems, circulatory systems, kidneys, eyesight, blood pressure, heart beat, invigorates sexual organs and improves the skin.

As an elixir taken internally it is said to help relieve intestinal infections and externally it can be applied to the skin for skin disorders.

Feng Shui:

Place in the southwest for love and relationships and partners and also use place in areas where there is a need for a shift or transition.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: MnCO3

Rhodonite

Rhodonite is a strong emotional balancer it helps one achieve their greatest potential and brings the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. It brings grounding, releases anxiety, enhances meditation, extremely beneficial in emotional self destruction and helps clear and heal emotional wounds.

It transmutes painful emotional wounds and scars from the past (such as betrayal and abandonment). It balances yin and yang energies.

Chakra: Heart, root and sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for wound healing, relieves insect bites, and reduces scarring, inflammation, arthritis, MS, emphysema and ulcers.

As an elixir it is beneficial for shock and trauma.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the centre it benefits emotional and spiritual balance, place in the southwest for love and in the northwest to attract helpful people it can be places in any other area to bring emotional healing as it is needed.

Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Chemical Composition: Mn2Fe2MgCa(SiO3)

Rhyolite

It is a stone that represents variety, change and progress it ignites creativity and can facilitate change without forcing it. It is highly beneficial for meditation and can achieve a deep meditative state. It is helpful in past life healing and processing things from the past whilst encouraging to move forward.

It enhances self worth and self esteem, imparting a sense of self respect and strength.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial for; rashes, skin disorders, assimilation of B complex and as an elixir it is said to strengthen and improve muscle tone.

Harness: 6-7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Ruby

It is a stone of vigour and energy to life however in people who are irritable or may be sensitive it can over stimulate. It brings joy and passion for life however never in a destructive way and encourages in following your bliss. It can be used to create a powerful shield against psychic attack and energy vampirism, it is also said to protect against unhappiness and distressing dreams.

It is said to help bring financial stability and it is said that as long as you keep the piece of ruby wealth will never depart. Ruby is a stone of courage, concentration, heightened awareness and is said to help overcome exhaustion and lethargy.

It is ideal to help lucid dreaming and creating light in the darkness of one’s life.

Chakra: Heart, root and sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to be of benefit for; Fever, heart, decreasing the time toxins and chemicals take to exit the body, kidneys, and spleen and reproductive organs.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the southwest in pairs for relationships or in the centre of the office or workspace where you find you need more energy and concentration.

Hardness: 9

Chemical Composition: Al2O3

Ruby in fuchsite

See Ruby and Fuchsite individually

Ruby in zoisite

Also see the individual properties of Ruby and Zoisite.

It is said to help access soul memory and spiritual learning and as such can be a useful tool in past life healing. It helps support being an individual whist still being connected to the rest of humanity.

Chakra: Crown and heart.

Feng Shui:

Place two in the southwest for love and relationships, in the northwest for helping other people, south east for self worth and wealth or the northeast for wisdom. It can be used at any location in the house to dispel negative energy.

Rutile

Often called angel hair as it often grows in quartz where it is identified as thin strands of gold, silver or red. It has also been known as the hair of Venus tipped with arrows of love. It brings with it strength, love, ease in transitions and calm. It is beneficial for journeying, facilitating angelic contact, identifying pitfalls in your path and helping find alternative routes, balances relationships, repels negativity and is said to help one see the root of the problem. Anchoring and grounding and is beneficial for astral travelling and assists in hearing clear communication from the higher consciousness.

Chakra: -also helps balance the aura

It is said to be beneficial for bronchitis, lactation (breast feeding), elasticity of blood vessels, and when consciously directed it is said to stimulate sexually.

As an elixir it can be used topically on wounds to assist healing.

Hardness: 6-6.5

Chemical Composition: TiO2

Sapphire

It is sometimes known as the wisdom stone it can be used to help rid unwanted thoughts and brings joy and peace of mind. It opens up intuition and opens the mind to beauty; it can help restore balance in the body. It is also known as a stone of prosperity it is said to ease frustration and sustains the gift of life whilst helping fulfilment of dreams of the consciousness. If placed on the throat chakra it can help enhance self expression.

Chakra: Vary in colour so look at specific colours for chakra properties.

Folk Remedy:

It is believed that is of benefit for; calming overactive body systems, regulation of glands, blood disorders, strengthening to veins, stress relief, and is said to alleviate excessive bleeding.

Feng Shui:

Place in the north for business or personal journeys, northwest for travel, northeast for travel or southwest for love.

Blue

This is the best form of Sapphire for communication, insight and intuition (including clairaudience, inspiration and spiritual prayer) it is ideal for seekers of the spiritual truth and is traditionally associated with love and purity.

It is used in shamanic ceremonies to transmute negative energies. It brings courage and strength and is said to assist in endeavours to diversify. It assists in self expression and the ability to speak your own truth. It is said to be excellent for re-birthing and releasing blockages.

Chakra: Throat – aligns all chakras

Black

It provides grounding and centring and is highly beneficial for easing mental anxiety and dispelling doubtfulness of intuition. It is ideal to carry when looking for employment.

Chakra: Root

Green

It is said to enhance sight on the physical plane (both inner and outer sight), improves dream recall, stimulates loyalty, and is also sometimes known as a stone of fidelity. It helps build a respect for others and other people belief systems; it instils trust and enhances compassion.

Chakra: Heart

Indigo

It is said that this form of Sapphire assists in alertness and attentiveness that stimulates the centre of the third eye and thus inspires creativity in the higher realms of psychic awareness. It helps teach us our responsibility for our thoughts and feelings and assists in guidance (reminding us that the truth shall set you free).

Chakra: Third eye – eliminates negative energies from the chakras and aura.

Pink

It is sometimes said that this form of Sapphire can act as a magnet attracting all that is required in your life to evolve. It educates in emotional mastery and assists in clearing and releasing emotional blockages.

Chakra: Heart

Purple

Deeply spiritual this helps diminishing attention to unnecessary cares and worries of this world. It is highly beneficial for meditation and stimulation of Kundalini, it can also help stimulate visions and is extremely calming. I t can help bring a state of tranquillity and oneness and Isa known as a stone of awakening.

Chakra: Third eye

Star

This can be identifies as having a five pointed formation in the depths of the stone and is a rare formation. It enhances centring of thoughts and beings knowledge of human nature to the user. It enhances intuition and is said to assist in contacting extraterrestrial beings.

Chakra: Crown and third eye.

White

Has a very pure energy associated with it and takes spiritual awareness to a high level. It assists in focus and direction of attention, and encourages the pursuit of life work. It supports morality, justice, and freedom from greed.

Chakra: Crown

Yellow

It brings strength of will and encourages balance of self power, brings joy and a sunny disposition. It is said to be the helper of the Hindu god Ganeesh, this god brings prosperity to the home and yellow sapphire brings wealth. It also stimulates intellect and improves focus on the bigger picture.

Chakra: Solar plexus

As an elixir it removes toxins from the body.

Hardness: 9

Chemical composition: Al2O3Fe,Ti

Sardonyx

A type of Onyx which combines properties of Chalcedony and Carnelian also see their properties.

A stone of strength and protection, it is said to help protect against crime and can be used as part of a grid for the home. It is said to bring happiness and stability especially in marriage or live in relationships.

It is said to attract good fortune, encourages self control, brings courage, increases stamina and vigour, and is said to help overcome depression.

Chakra: Root, sacral and solar plexus.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; lungs, bones, regulation of cell metabolism, immune system, absorption of nutrients and enhances elimination of waste products.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for health, balance and stability, in the southwest for love and partnerships (always use in pairs), west for projects and northeast of the home/office for obtaining wisdom.

For protection place one piece in each corner (can also place extra stones at doors and windows if so desired)

Black: Absorbs negativity.

Chakra: Root

Brown: Grounds energy

Chakra: Root

Clear: Purification

Chakra: Crown

Green: Balances emotions

Chakra: heart

Red: Stimulation

Chakra: Sacral and root.

Hardness: 7

Chemical composition: SiO2CFeO OH

Scapolite

Scapolite is a group name for the series Marialite and Meionite minerals, the group being calcium sodium aluminium silicate carbonate chloride sulphate minerals. Distinguishing individual minerals within the Scapolite series is difficult.

It is a crystal that assists in deep inner reflection in order to find solutions to present and past problems. Ideal for self development on all levels; improving a sense of self worth, independence, identifying limiting beliefs, identifying negative patterns of behaviour, and taking one’s own initiative in life. It is said it can be helpful in goal setting and attaining the goal.

It helps make lasting change, helps attaining altered states of consciousness and access to the astral plane, helps deepen connections with spirit guides and can be used to develop or enhance mediumship abilities.

Chakra: Heart, Solar plexus, Navel, and Root. Purple and clear Scapolite also work on the crown and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; recovery from operations, cataracts, glaucoma, incontinence, bone disorders and constriction of veins. It is also believed to ease discomfort in the shoulders and upper chest.

Hardness: 5 - 6

Chemical Composition: Na2Ca2Al5Si7O24Cl

Scolecite

It is said that this stone can assist in communication with other worlds especially the spiritual. It can help see the root cause of a problem and can support the transformation of the heart to love.

It is beneficial for life transformations assisting the actualisation of the preferred reality.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; spine and alignment of the spine, eyes and especially the cortex, lungs, enhancing circulation and treatment of bruises and wounds.

Hardness: 5-5.5

Chemical Composition: CaAl2Si3O10 3H2O

Selenite

It has a high yet fine vibration that can assist clarity of mind and has strong links with the angelic realms facilitation access to the angelic consciousness bringing higher guidance.

It can be used in past life healing and can assist in accessing past and future lives. It brings with is flexibility and strength in decision making, peace and tranquillity, meditation, helps to identify issues that still need to be worked upon.

It is also said to assist in judgement, insight, clears confusion and the ability to see the deeper picture and is highly beneficial for stabilising erratic emotions.

Chakra: Crown and higher crown.

Folk Remedy:

It is said to be of benefit for; spinal alignment, cellular regeneration, overcoming free radical damage, cancer, tumours, age spots, wrinkles, neutralises mercury poisoning, and excellent for breast feeding.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for health, balance and stability.

Angelic gridding to bring protection from darkness or just to enhance the vibration of the space place a piece in each of the four corners of the property on the ground floor and to enhance the grid place a crystal in the centre.

Orange-Brown: earths angelic energies, earth healing, grounding and emotional release.

Chakra: Sacral, solar plexus and root

Blue: calms and quiets the intellect, helps shutting off the mind during meditation and helps getting to the root of a problem swiftly.

Chakra: Throat

Green: Works only for the highest good and helps you feel good about whom you are and where you are on your journey it is said to help overcome the effects of aging on the skin and skeleton.

Chakra: Heart

Fishtail: provides deep healing for the nerves, calming, balances the emotions and eases tension.

Chakra: Crown

Desert Rose: This is a form of Gypsum which is gently grounding it is said to clarify thinking, mental vision and perception. It eases worry and aids in bringing out practicality. It can also access past and future lives and is said to help bring material pursuits related to business.

Chakra: root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to help in aligning the spinal column and removes energy blockages, stabilising epileptic disorders.

Hardness: 3-3.5

Chemical Composition: CaSO4A 2H2O

Septarian

It is a combination of calcite, aragonite and chalcedony also see their properties.

It has strong connections to the earth and is ideal for earth healing. It connects to devic energy and works well in combination with drumming and chanting forms of healing.

It is beneficial for NLP practitioners as it assists in re-patterning and reprogramming.

It brings harmony and calm, emotionally balancing, grounding, brings joy, patience and tolerance and can help creativity from developing ideas and also helping manifesting them to reality.

It is helpful for those who have difficulty communicating in groups or speaking in public places.

Chakra: Solar plexus and root.

Folk remedy:

It is said to be of benefit for; seasonal affective disorder (SAD), self healing, skin disorders, swelling, kidneys, intestines, circulation, blood and heart.

Seraphinite

It is a spiritual stone of enlightenment and is excellent for self healing. It works deeply on the heart and assists in living from the heart and opening up to love.

Chakra: Heart and third eye.

Folk Remedy:

It is said to be of benefit for; spine, heart, muscle tension, and weight loss.

Hardness: 2.5-4

Chemical Composition: H8Mg5Al2Si3O18

Serpentine

This stone is connected to the earth and has strong grounding properties it can be of benefit for spiritual exploration and in meditation.

Chakra: Heart and placed on the crown chakra it assists in initiating movement.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; emotional balance, physical balance, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, elimination of parasites, and increased absorption of calcium.

Feng Shui:

Place in the north for personal journeys; centre to increase spirituality and balance.

Hardness: 4-6

Chemical Composition: Mg3Si2O5(OH)4

Shattuckite

It can enhance spiritual communication, channelling information, and brings clear psychic vision. It can assist in development of automatic writing, removes hypnotic commands, and can also help the development of telepathy.

Chakra: Throat and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; coagulation of blood, tonsillitis, bringing back balance and is a great tonic as an elixir.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2

Shiva Lingam

It is said to be the symbol of the Hindu god Shiva’s union with Kali it raises and controls Kundalini energy (ideal for tantra or sex magic).It unifies dualistic energies; male/female, body/soul. It assists looking within, release of emotional pain from childhood, can assist in a spiritual detox, removes sexual hooks from relationships that have ended allowing new relationships to enter in.

Chakra: Root and sacral

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; overcoming sexual mortification or abuse, infertility, impotence, inorgasmia, menstrual cramps, flow of energy along the meridians, back pain, prostate issues and menopause.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for grounding, west for children, east for family or the community or southwest in pairs for relationships.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2 with some Fe, Mg and SiO4 groups

Shungite

This is a variety of graphite which has an intense black colour. It has a unique structure and composition.

It is a highly protective stone, it is said to have the ability to absorb all that imposes a hazard to people and living beings. It concentrates and restores all that is helpful for a human being, shielding from electromagnetic radiation, cleanses and purifies, air ioniser, grounding, and is said to aid in the gift of prophecy.

Chakra: Root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; pain, stomach aches, spots and blemishes on the skin, back ache, shielding against radiation, beneficial to bones and skeletal system, has bactericidal action, aids convalescence and boosts the immune system.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: C

Silicone

Silicon, when purified by man, is pure element energy, and though "manmade" does have mystical energies, just as Silicon lends its energies to the minerals and other things it is a part of.

It is said to enhance and improve communication and deepen and increase responsiveness of thought. It is ideal for study as it enhances mental activity and focus. It helps in determining the truth in situations especially when there may be conflicting information. It assists in seeing the bright side of any situation.

Chakra: Crown, root, and earth.

Folk Remedy:

It is sometimes referred to as a “master healer”. It is believed to be of benefit for; headaches, eyestrain, repetitive strain injury (RSI), beneficial for teeth and bones, improving memory and is said to be of benefit in diseases that have a negative effect on the memory.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Silver

It is said to help bring the advantage throughout life, improving quality of speech and is said to bring an air of culture to ones presence. It can act as a soul mirror giving the ability to see life’s overview. It can increase patience, emotional balance, increasing intuitive energies and increases perception.

It connects the physical and astral bodies and strengthens the silver cord that connects the two together. If used in the preparation of elixirs it energises the primary gem for the elixir, it can enhance the power of the moon and is powerful for energising stones in the full and new moons. It can remove negativity from the body whilst exchanging for positive energies.

Folk remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; circulation, detoxifying the blood, hepatitis, aid in assimilation of vitamins A and E, eye sight, lungs, throat and said to improve fertility.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for spirituality and to achieve balance. Place in any area where metal is needed for example children and helping people areas.

Hardness: 2.5-3

Chemical Composition: Ag

Smithsonite

It brings tranquillity, charm, kindness pleasantness, and favourable outcomes. It helps in releasing stress, it is said to help leadership abilities, it strengthens psychic abilities, heightens connection to the angelic realm, increases clairvoyance, and clairsentience.

It can help emotionally difficult relationships, brings harmony, diplomacy, and remedies unpleasant situations.

Chakra: Can be used to activate all the chakras when placed on the body and draws the chakras into alignment.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; dysfunctional immune systems, sinuses, skin eruptions, digestive tract, osteoporosis, alcoholism, gaining elasticity to veins and muscles.

Gridding – place a piece at each corner of the bed and under the pillow for healing grid.

Hardness: 4-4.5

Chemical Composition: ZnCO3

Smokey Quartz

See Quartz and the subsection for Smokey Quartz

Snowflake Obsidian

See obsidian

Sodalite

It is said that this stone helps to connect intuition to logic and opens spiritual perception. It helps eliminate confusion, provides direction of purpose, and is highly beneficial for groups (fellowship, solidarity and commonality of goal and purpose).

Used in meditation it can help in gaining an understanding of the situation in which you currently find yourself. It assists in standing your ground and keeping your truth increasing self esteem, self trust as well as trust in others.

It helps in self expression and expression of feelings, calms the mind, and allows information to be received and assimilated. Emotionally it balances and calms, releases rigid mind sets, and is said to help transform defensive and oversensitive personalities.

It teaches us how to release fears, phobias and guilt and can help access sacred laws of the universe and calmly presents ideas and stimulates thought.

Chakra: Throat

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; gland metabolism, digestive tract, purifying the body, insomnia, calcium deficiency, lymphatic system, immune system (boosts), combats radiation damage, larynx, vocal chords, fevers, lowers blood pressure, and stimulates absorption of fluid in the body.

Feng Shui:

Place in the east for community, southwest for relationships, north for career, northeast for wisdom or in the south for success.

Hardness: 5.5-6

Chemical Composition: Na8Al6Si6O24Cl2

Spectrolite

See Labradorite

Spinel

It can be used to encourage and renew energy when carrying out difficult tasks. It is rejuvenating, and accepting success with humility. It is said to enhance the positive aspects of one’s personality as it contains the energy of inner beauty.

Chakra: Opens the chakras and allows movement of Kundalini energy. See individual colours

Folk Remedy:

It is said to be of benefit for; placing the crystal colour on its associated chakra can assists disorders associated with that area.

Black

Grounds energy in order to balance upward movement of Kundalini energy, protection, helps give insight into problems on the physical plane, grounding and gives the stamina.

Chakra: Root

Blue

Stimulates communication, clairaudience, channelling and it is said to calm sexual desires. It is also said to aid in verbalisation of Kundalini energy as it is rising.

Chakra: Throat

Brown

It assists in connecting the physical aura and ethereal bodies, cleanses the aura, and is grounding.

Chakra: Root

Colourless

Stimulates higher communication, connects all major and minor chakras to the crown chakra of the ethereal body, enhances visions, and stimulates growth towards enlightenment.

Chakra: crown

Green

Stimulates love, compassion, kindness, and devotion and is also said to protect the physical structure as Kundalini energy rises.

Chakra: Heart

Orange

Stimulates creativity, balances emotions, enhances intuition, and is said to help treat infertility.

Chakra: Sacral

Red

Increases strength, stimulates vitality, and activates Kundalini energy.

Chakra: Root

Violet

Stimulates spiritual development, psychic abilities, assists one on the path to enlightenment, removes blockages allowing Kundalini energy to flow, and maintains astral state and retention of the information gathered on astral travels.

Chakra: Third eye and crown

Yellow

Stimulates personal power and intellect, and opens and allowed Kundalini energy to flow in this area.

Chakra: Solar plexus

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: MgAl2O4

Staurolite

Staurolite is also known as “Fairy cross” – it got this name as it is said to be the crystallised tears of fairies formed when the fairies were brought the news of Christ’s death.

Ideal as a talisman for good luck, used in magical ceremonies and rituals, connects physical/etheric/ spiritual (also extra terrestrial) planes promoting communication between them, relieves stress, and assists in smoking cessation.

Chakra:

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; treating cellular disorders and growths, increases assimilation of carbohydrates, reduces depression, said to ease fevers, and also said to be of benefit in the treatment of malaria.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for grounding or carry it with you for grounding, protective talisman and good luck or place in the northwest for safe travel.

Hardness: 7 -7.5

Chemical Composition: 2Al9(SiAl)4O20(O,OH)4

Stichtitie

It is said to encourage on to manifest ones true self, assists in movement of Kundalini energy, expands awareness of the emotional aspects of one’s life, calms the environment, and supports reframing negative thoughts to positive ones which in turn supports your inner wellbeing.

It is said to assist in giving light to problems with under or over eating, supports convalescence, and promotes faithfulness in promises, and helps teach us to be gentle with ourselves and those around us.

Chakra: Third eye and crown

Folk Remedy:

Said to be of benefit for; hernias, skin regeneration, ADHD, stretch marks, teeth and gums, Parkinson’s’ disease, dementia, calms digestive tract, and stabilises blood pressure and brain chemistry.

Hardness: 1.5-2

Chemical Composition: Mg6Cr2(CO3)(OH)16 4(H2O)

Stillbite

Powerfully creative and loving and assists in intuitive endeavours. Assists in metaphysical working on every level, grounds spiritual energy, assists in attaining the astral state and provides guidance whilst in this state and beneficial for scrying.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

Said to be of benefit for; laryngitis, loss of taste, brain disorders, strengthening ligaments, increase skin pigmentation, detoxifier and said to counteract poisoning.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: NaCa4(Al8Si28O72)n(H2O)

Sugilite

A stone of love that also works with the purple flame of forgiveness, it signifies spiritual love and wisdom opening the chakras and allowing love to flow through them. Promotes spiritual awareness, channelling, reminds us of the reason for being in a physical body and existence on the earth plan helping answer questions of why we are here.

Eliminates hostility especially within oneself, teaches the ability to live in one’s truth, useful in spiritual quests, protects the soul from shock/trauma, relieves spiritual tension and helps those who are sensitive adapt to being on the earth plane.

Gives a sense of being free, infusing inspiration and confidence, heightens meditation, helps face un pleasant matters , eases sorrow/grief/fear, releases emotional turmoil, self forgiveness, helps people who feel as if they do not fit in, and it encourages positivity and positive thoughts.

Chakra: Third eye, heart – open and allows energy to flow through all chakras

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; pain relief, headaches, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, motor disturbances, brings nerves and brain into alignment, and lymph and blood purification.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for balance or in any area where there needs to be a shift or transition.

Hardness: 6-7

Chemical Composition: (KNa2(Fe2Mn2Al)2Li3Si12O30)

Sunstone

This is a type of feldspar, also see feldspar.

It brings joy and vitality whilst also dispelling fearfulness, eases stress and can heighten intuition. For centuries it has been used to link to good luck/good fortune and to heighten contact with spirits and benevolent gods. Used in meditation it can bring the rejuvenating properties of the sun to the meditation.

It can be used to remove energetic hooks from the aura or chakras that have been attached from other people. It can reduce possessiveness, can reduce feelings of abandonment/discrimination/being at a disadvantage, improves self worth and encourages optimism and enthusiasm.

It is grounding and protects life force from energy vampirism, helps break bonds and heal them and is said to help see the true priorities in life.

Chakra: Solar plexus and sacral – clears and energises all the chakras

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; stimulation of self –healing, harmonises organs, chronic sore throats, regulates autonomic nervous system, and relieves ulcers. It is also said to help release stomach tension, rheumatism, aching feet, spinal problems, SAD, lifting depression, and is ideal for healing grids for rheumatism and aches and pains.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the centre it aids spirituality and spiritual development as well as good health, balance and stability. Place in the northeast for self cultivation or in the north for personal journeys.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: Na(AlSi3O8)Fe

Tan

 

 

Also see Quartz, this is Quartz that has been treated iron and gold.

This form of Quartz is deeply spiritually supportive and is said to be of benefit for spiritual exploration/visualisation/ insight and higher connectivity (it grounds spiritual vision and manifests in everyday life)

An up lifting energy, teaches us to face life’s challenges with equanimity and cheerfulness. It assists in clarity, perspective, lifts dark moods, and brings emotional balance and stability. Stimulates creativity

Chakra: Opens a blocked or un-awakened third eye, solar plexus, root and naval.

 

 

Tanzanite

A clear, blue-purple-violet Zoisite crystal – also see Zoisite.

It has a high vibration and with a deep profound meditative state it brings together both communication and psychic power. It can raise consciousness, induces visions, and invites protection during all activities, links to angelic realms/spirit guides / ascended masters, accesses information from the akashic records and can facilitate inner and outer journeying.

It is ideal for use in past life healing and to re-balance karmic ties/debts.

Chakra: Third eye, crown and throat

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be beneficial for; head, throat, and chest (also see properties of Zoisite)

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: Ca2Al3(SiO4)(SiO7)0(OH)

Tektite

Meteoritic glass from outer space of which moldavite is a well known example but moldavite is detailed separately.

It is thought to enhance communication with other worlds and give the ability to retain the knowledge gained by these communications. It diminishes negative impressions of undesirable experiences and encourages lasting impressions of positive/desirable experiences.

It assists in seeing the root of a matter and in being able to take the appropriate action. It balances male and female personality characteristics. In some cultures it is seen as a powerful talisman, where it can bring fertility and wealth to all endeavours.

Chakra: root – balances energy flow and can reverse a chakra that is spinning the wrong direction. Placed on the third eye it can enhance communication with other dimensions.

Folk Remedies:

Said to be of benefit for; reducing fever, stimulates circulatory balance, said to prevent transmission of diseases and has been used in the Philippines for psychic surgery.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre to bring balance, northeast for self cultivation, southwest for fertility and to bring change place in any direction that is appropriate.

Hardness: 6-7

Chemical Composition: varies but includes SiO2, Al2, O3

Thulite

Thulite is a form of Zoisite also sees Zoisite for additional properties.

This stone creates a powerful like to life force where it stimulates regeneration and healing. It is also said to be helpful when giving presentations to help promote the entertaining aspect within the self.

It can help combine aspects of logic and love and is also said to assist in; problem solving, self expression, and can reduce aimlessness.

Chakra: Crown, heart and root.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; calcium deficiencies, disturbances of the intestines, gastric upsets, enhances fertility, and can be energising for people suffering with exhaustion.

Tiger’s eye

It has been used as a protective talisman for centuries, carried for protection against ill wishing and curses. It is said to combine the energies of both the earth and the sun which encourages stability and dynamic beauty.

It is helpful for those who are seeking clarity, it also helps with clarity of intention and is said to assist in gentle attunement of the third eye.

It helps life emotions bringing light and joy to those who feel down or ‘blue’, helps heal issues of self worth/self criticism and can help in creative blockages. It helps in teaching us where our gifts and strengths are whilst also showing us our weaknesses and how to overcome them.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; disorders of the eye, throat, reproductive system, assists in improving night vision, and can assist in aligning the spinal cord, and in the mending broken bones.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre to create centring, balance and grounding.

Blue – Hawks Eye/Falcons eye

It assists in gaining perspective and see situations fully and is known as a stone of vision, insight and psychic awareness. I can help to balance and overly pessimistic outlook and behaviour in life and dissolves negative energy. It enhances psychic abilities such as clairvoyance.

Chakra: Third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to improve circulation and bowel movements as well of benefitting legs, stiff necks and frozen shoulder.

Feng Shui:

Place in the southeast for wealth to attract abundance.

Golden

It helps in giving more attention to detail and can warn against being complacent. It is ideally used for tests, exams and important meetings.

Chakra: Solar plexus

Red

It strengthens life force and energy as well as being highly grounding. It is also said that it can help speed up metabolism and increases low sex drive.

Chakra: Root

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Tiger iron

It is a combination of golden tiger’s eye red jasper and hematite see individual properties for additional information.

It is a highly creative stone promoting artistic abilities and creative endeavours. It is also highly protective and is said to assist in finding havens of refuge when danger is perceived. Gives vitality and is believed to benefit the assimilation of B complex, increasing white/red blood cell counts and is said also to strengthen the muscular structures of the body.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Chakra: Root

Topaz

It is often referred to as the stone of true love and success in all endeavours.

It will direct energy to where it is needed the most, soothes the heart, recharges and re-motivates, and actively replaces negativity with love and joyfulness. Provides confidence and trust in ones decisions, helps promote individuality and creativity.

It helps achieve a state of being rather than doing by helping illuminate ones path and highlighting goals and assisting in the ability to tap into ones resourcefulness. It is highly effective in assisting manifestation.

It brings joy, abundance, good health, successful attainment of goals, and is highly supportive for affirmations, manifestation and for visualisation. Brings relaxation, assists in discovering inner gifts, promotes openness and honesty, self realisation, self control, it also help promote sharing of riches and philanthropy.

Ideally used with amethyst for manifestation – amethyst will release any un-manifested energy into the universe as spiritual vibration brining soothing, clearing and stabilising effect.

Chakra: Aligns and the energy meridians of the body, clears the aura.

Folk Remedies:

Used as an elixir it is said to help disperse the crystal energy throughout the body.

It is believed to be of benefit for; aid digestion, combats anorexia, assists on loss of sense of taste, healing of wounds, nerve fortification, stimulates metabolism and is of benefit for skin eruptions.

Blue

It stimulates the throat chakra to clearly, succinctly and consciously express that which one desires to manifest or that which is needed or wanted to be communicated. It helps bring mind body and spirit into alignment and interconnectedness with the perfection of the universe. It attunes to the angels of truth and wisdom and helps show you if you have strayed from your own truth.

Chakra: Throat

Clear

Assists in heightened awareness of thoughts and deeds and the karmic effects that these have, it is also said to have a purifying effect on emotions and actions and can also activate cosmic awareness. It is also believed to remove stagnant or stuck energy.

Chakra: Crown

Imperial or Golden Topaz

It is said to act as a battery and recharges spiritually and physically it is said to also help strengthen faith and optimism. It assists in clear concise communication, assists in conscious attunement to the highest forces.

It assists in recognising your own abilities, attracts helpful people, it attracts people to wards you for business and/or friendship. Helps bring charisma, confidence, and helps in overcoming limitations

Chakra: Crown, third eye, throat, and solar plexus.

It is said to be of benefit for nervous exhaustion and also help treats the liver, gall bladder and endocrine glands.

Pink

It is said to be a stone of hope and can gently ease out old patterns of dis-ease. Dissolves resistance, it shows you the face of the divine and will assist on a path to radiant health.

Chakra: Heart

Hardness: 8

Chemical Composition: Al2SiO4(F,OH)2

Tourmaline

It is an energy transmuter where it transforms dense energy into lighter vibrations and has the ability to ground spiritual energy and can also create a protective shield around the body.

It is said to attract inspiration, can diminish fears and dispels negative energies, removes blockages, balances male and female energies, and is said to promote balance between the left and right brain hemispheres.

It has an affinity with the devic kingdom and is highly beneficial for plants and gardening, it is even said to keep pests at bay even those buried in the soil and also to promote crop growth.

It is said to help in self understanding as well as understanding those around us, promotes self confidence, releases tension and attracts compassion, understanding, tolerance and prosperity.

Chakras: Relates to all of them and clears, maintains and stimulates each of the energy centres of the body. It also clears the aura

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; arthritis, dyslexia, anxiety, disorientation, balancing the adrenal glands, enhancing energy levels and energy flow.

Feng Shui:

Placed anywhere in the house or office it will neutralise negative energy, place in the north for personal journeys/life paths/career. Place in the west for creativity and child like wonder, southeast for love an partners where two stones should be placed together. Place in the northwest for self growth and harmony.

Black

It has strong protective properties; protects user from electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones, radiation, psychic attack, spells, ill wishing and repels and protects against negativity of all kinds.

It grounds to the centre of the earth, increases vitality, reduces stress, clears negative thoughts, enhances rational thought processes and with it brings a positive attitude.

Chakra: Root

It is said to help boost the immune system, provide pain relief, assists in realigning the spine and treats dyslexia.

Blue

It can strengthen the skills to communicate psychic awareness. It helps live in harmony with the environment whether it is people/places or things. It can stimulate and assist in development of intuition, prevents negativity from sticking, and assists in identifying the root of dis-ease.

Chakra: Throat and third eye

It is said to be of benefit for; thymus, kidneys, bladder, insomnia, night sweats, throat, larynx, lungs, eyes, sooths burns, reduces scarring, and oesophagus.

Brown

It is highly grounding and us and is clearing and opening. It is protective on subtle levels, heals dysfunctional relationships and promotes pragmatism and creativity.

Chakra: Root and clears the aura and aligns the etheric body.

It is said to be of benefit for; intestinal disorders skin diseases and stimulates whole body regeneration.

Colourless

It is said to synthesis all other colours.

Chakra: Crown it aligns the physical meridians to the etheric body.

Green

A strong healing stone which is said to help seeing with the heart where it promotes patience, compassion, tenderness and a sense of belonging. It transmutes negativity into positivity and aid in dispelling fears. It is said to hold the essence of the plants and is ideal for use in gardening. It stimulates creativity, magnetises prosperity and abundance, an ideal aid in the study of herbalism and ideal for visualisations.

Chakra: Heart and third eye.

It is said to be of benefit for eyes, aid to weight loss, heart regeneration, thymus, immune system, ductless glands, as a purgative, realigning the spine, quietens the mind, detoxifying and also heals constipation and diarrhoea.

Multi coloured

See properties of the individual components, multi coloured tourmaline can be used as a gate to the inner self and to the higher self.

It is said to promote dreams, enhance creativity and imagination and believed to be of benefit for the immune system and metabolism.

Pink (pale/light)

It makes a connection between the self and all that is, highly creative, is said to be an aphrodisiac and attracts love in the material and spiritual world. It enhances the higher aspects of love, trust, teaching self love is the key to attracting love around you promotes joy and peace and stimulates and heightens intuition.

It brings peace, disperses emotional pain, heals old destructive feelings, promoted relaxation and connects to higher wisdom.

Chakra: Heart and crown

It is said to be beneficial for endocrine dysfunction, balance, heart, lungs, skin and makes an excellent elixir that can be used topically or internally.

Rubellite (dark pink/violet/red)

It produces a loving consciousness, strengthening the will to understand love and inspires tactfulness and diplomacy. Stimulates creativity and intuition, ideal for past life healing, reduces tension and stress. Brings a balance between aggression and passiveness and also helps give stamina and endurance.

Chakra: Heart and third eye

It is said to be beneficial for digestive system, heart, lungs, pancreas, reproductive system, liver, spleen, muscle spasms, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, sensitivity to pollutants and chills.

Watermelon

This is tourmaline that is configured of green or blue edge with a pink or red core.

It is a super activator of the heart chakra linking it to the higher self and brings with it love, tenderness and friendship. It teaches tact and diplomacy, enhances/develops patience, helps appreciate the beauty of nature and assists in understanding and seeing lessons in life. It enhances cooperative efforts and balances emotions.

It assists relationships, helps find the joy and/or humour in situations and dissolves resistance to becoming whole.

Chakra: Crown, throat, heart and root.

It is said to be of benefit for; regeneration after paralysis, MS, stress, heart, lungs and emotional dysfunctions.

Yellow

It is said to enhance personal power and intellectual pursuits, beneficial for personal growth, stimulates spiritual development, ideal for business pursuits, and activates creativity.

Chakra: Solar plexus

It is said to be of benefit for; stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, gallbladder, and stomach.

Hardness: 7-7.5

Chemical Composition: (Na, Ca)(Li, Mg, Al)(Al,Fe,Mn)6(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)4

Tremolite

It can be used to contact those on the physical plane or elsewhere. Notably the stones energy is entirely dependent on the positivity or negativity of its location. It can be used for gridding to stabilise and balance chaotic locations. It is said that projecting the visualised form of a person into the stone helps draw them near always in spirit and occasionally in form.

Chakra: Root

It is said to be of benefit for; calcium and magnesium deficiencies, assimilation of minerals and stabilising of nervousness and shakiness.

Hardness: 5-6

Chemical Composition: Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2

Tugtupite

It anchors love into the world it helps bridge the compassionate heart with the illuminated mind. It teaches us about self love and that this is the key to happiness and attracting love in one’s life. Promoting peace, it is aligned with the pink flame, it is unique as when exposed to UV light if fluoresces also if worn or held it changes from pale pink to a deeper crimson.

In Inuit legend Tutu was a reindeer girl that went into the mountains to give birth, it was said that when her life giving blood fell to the earth Tugtupite was formed. They also say that the stone awakens forgotten love and intensifies lover’s passion causing the stone to glow fiery red.

When placed over the heart chakra of someone who’s vibration has been raised it is said it is like a shaman blowing into the chakra to awaken the dormant channel that connects t the compassionate heart to higher states of consciousness.

It helps face situations without fear, blocks peoples rage, cuts of inappropriate tugs on your heart strings, transforms anger to creative energy, eases anxiety/stress, cuts cords from past lives, clears the bio magnetic sheath, brings abundance on all levels, encourages forgiveness for one’ s self and others.

It is also said to enhance vision and clarity and assists in emotional honesty.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; blood pressure, SAD, increasing fertility, lifts depression, and heals the heart, motion sickness, reduce swelling/growths, and increases agility.

Feng Shui:

Place in any location to surround the environment in unconditional love or use in pairs and place in the southeast for relationships.

Hardness: 6.5

Chemical Composition: Na4AlBeSi4O12Cl

Turquoise

It is highly protective and has been used as a protective amulet for centuries; it brings communication skills, creativity and intuition. Ideal for spiritual attunement and is also a good healer and cleanser. It enhances communication with both the spiritual and physical worlds and deepens meditation and if placed over the third eye heightens intuition.

It is grounding and helps to prevent losing touch with the conscious mind during deep meditations. It dispels negative energy, gives spiritual clarity, protects against pollutants, protects against electromagnetic smog, soothing, brings peace of mind, used in sacred ceremonies of shambhala, and balances male and female energies.

It aids in self realisation, assists in creative problem solving, strengthening, and emotional balancer, stimulates creative expression, stimulates romantic love and enhances love and trust.

Chakra: Throat, heart and sacral – strengthens and aligns all meridians of the body.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial for; aiding absorption of nutrients, stimulates tissue regeneration, headaches, circulatory flow, muscular system, boosts immune system, cataracts, rheumatism, stomach, reduces stress, stress related disorders, reduces cramps/pain and is a detoxifier.

Feng Shui:

Place in the north for personal journeys, in the centre for grounding, protection and balance. Place two in the southwest for love and partnership.

Hardness: 5-6

Chemical Composition: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 4(H2O)

Turquenite

A blue dyed Howlite see properties of Howlite

Unakite

It balances emotions with spirituality, it promotes visualisation and psychic vision, facilitates re-birthing process, releases blockages which have inhibited growth and helps one go beneath the physical symptoms of dis-ease in order to see the root cause.

Ideal for scrying, especially if used as part of casting scrying where it is kept in a pouch with 10-12 other crystals which are then cast on a scrying wheel. It absorbs electromagnetic pollution, past life healing, assists reframing, allows issues to be brought to the surface so that they can be dealt with and released.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; recovery from major illness, reproductive systems, weight gain where required, aids healthy pregnancy, skin and hair growth, and can be used to gain weight in specific areas through programming the crystal.

Feng Shui:

Place in centre or in any room for calming qualities.

Harness: 6-7

Chemical Composition: SiO2 Ca2(Fe,Al)Al2

Ussingite

Spiritually purifying, serenity, brings knowledge of universal truths, and is said to aid in the study of arts, science and maths.

It brings into alignment with the higher self by shifting the frequencies of the subtle bodies and awakening the light body. It acts as a communicator with the angelic realms aids in actions being guided by higher spiritual guidance and assists in attracting people to you.

Assists in past life healing, rectification of karmic deficiencies, neutralises old anger, brings happiness and joy, can awaken the un-awakened soul and in those who have already made the transition it can pull them back to denser energies.

Chakra: Heart, crown and higher crown chakras

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; impotency, hypertension, anaemia, enhances T cell production, regulates over production of white cells, balances the body’s ph and stabilises the body’s temperature.

Hardness: 6

Chemical Composition: Na2AlSi3O8(OH)

Vera Cruz Amethyst

Vera Cruz Amethyst is a very special high vibrational crystal. The energy of the Vera Cruz Amethyst will create an excellent connection with spirit, and a protective energy surrounding the user. Vera Cruz Amethyst will take you almost instantly into a meditative and/or journeying state. This is because it can produce and immediate “Beta” state during mediation, and can help those who are having a difficult time achieving a deep meditation. This property can also help those trying to connect with angels or spirit guides. Try meditating with Vera Cruz Amethyst point on the third Eye for developing intuition and connecting with spiritual realms.

Chakra: Third eye, crown, throat and heart.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Wulfenite

It teaches us acceptance of the negative sides of existence and also shows us how to identify the stumbling blocks along the path whilst showing us that we can navigate these rather than feeling as if we have hit a brick wall that blocks the way.

It prevents despondency, acceptance of the duality of life; assists moving quickly form the physical level to the psychic/intuitive/or spiritual levels. Helps access past, present and future and aids communication with those states.

Ideal for ritual and magical practice for the greater good, journeying, regaining knowledge and magical knowledge, accessing ancient knowledge with strong links with ancient Greece and Egypt.

It helps access spiritual vibrations and brings them to the earth plane. Warms and grounds, invigorates and harmonises emotions/passion/appetite.

Chakra: Solar plexus, sacral and root

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit for; rejuvenating the body, energising the body, digestion, spleen, assimilation of nutrients and cleanses and uplifts.

Hardness: 2.5-3

Chemical Composition: Pb(MoO4, WO4)

Zebra Stone

See Agate Zebra

Zeolite

This is a general name for a group of crystals including; Apophyllite, Okenite, Prehnite, and Stillbite.

It is a reiki stone that aids attunement and energises and enhances the response to this form of healing.

Folk Remedies:

Said to be of benefit for; goitres, overcoming addictions, elimination of toxins from the body and release/ease bloating.

Hardness: depends on type

Chemical Composition: depends on type

Zircon

It is sometimes called “the stone of virtue” as it is said to bring back a virtuous nature into balance with universal forces. It instils truth, heightens intuition, durability, steadiness, integrity and connection with all that is. It promotes unions of the spiritual, mental and physical. It is highly protective against theft, lightning and bodily harm. Teaches unconditional love and is perfect for cord cutting especially with pat partners.

Note: that man made (cubic zirconium) is not as strong or as effective as the natural.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be beneficial for insomnia, depression and as a poison detoxifier.

Hardness: 6.5 -7.5

Chemical Composition: ZrSiO3

Zoisite

 

 

Transmutes negative energies into positive energies, connects with the spiritual realms, dispels laziness or idleness, and helps guards against outside influences assisting in manifesting one’s own self.

It transmutes destructive urges to creative ones, helps release and bring to the surface repressed emotions so that they can be expressed, creativity, and helps recover after sever illness or stress.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedy:

It is believed to be beneficial for; Elimination of toxins, inflammation, strengthens the immune system, cell regeneration, heart, spleen, pancreas, lungs and stimulates fertility.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical composition: Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH)