Gem and Metal Metaphysical Meanings

Gem and Metal Metaphysical Meanings

The information contained in on this page is not meant to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. All recommendations herein contained are derived from legend, lore and practitioner suggestion, not from the authority of Black Water Siren Studio, it’s officers, employees, or agents. No expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their uses can be given nor liability taken.

Abalone:  To strengthen the heart, bestow tranquility, abundance and spirit.

Actinolite:  An immensely important tool as it is a phenomenal shielding device & expands energy bodies. Also provides a familiarity with all of those who one encounters.

Agate:  To balance the spirit and emotions, inspire courage, bring peace and promote longevity. In ancient times, agate was highly valued as a talisman or an amulet, said to miraculously quench the thirst of its owner and to protect him from fever. Agate was also said to add an element of stability to its owner’s life, cure insomnia, facilitate greater discretion, and bring its wearer strength and victory in battle. Accepts circumstances, discerns the truth, powerful emotional healer.

Agate, Blue Lace A healing gemstone that is cooling and calming, bringing peace of mind. Particularly effective for activating and healing the throat chakra. Effective for reducing family quarrels.

Agate, Crazy Lace: Also called Mexican Agate. It signifies joy and finding satisfaction in one’s efforts, rest and relaxation. Crazy Lace Agate encourages individuals to meditate more on the glories of life. It has the power to relieve stress and remind us that life is meant to be enjoyed, to savor the moment. It encourages its possessor to release old wounds, worries, and fears. Those who wear this type of agate are strong and self-reliant. They have the self-confidence required to complete any task placed in their path. The most important property of the Crazy Lace Agate is its ability to induce joy. It has been called the Happiness Stone because of its uplifting energy.

Agate, Moss:  Translucent, transparent agate containing inclusions of minerals that look like moss or foliage. Improves ego and self-esteem, emotional balance and strengthens positive personality traits. Allows one to see all the beauty one’s eyes touch.

Ajoite Believed to removes implants, activates and energizes the P-chakra, aligns with the universal spirit.

Alexandrite To renew and regenerate. Brings love, joy and luck. Enhances the rebirth of inner and outer self, promotes awareness.

Amazonite:  To align astral bodies, create unity with life, enhance creative expression.

Amber: Believed to be a healing stone. Brings good luck and helps to turn dreams into reality. Calming for hyperactivity and stressed nerves, aids in finding humor and joy.

Amethyst:  Legend says that amethyst originated in Greek mythology. Angered by an insult from a mortal, Dionysus, the god of intoxication, swore revenge on the next mortal to cross his path. This mortal was a beautiful, young maiden named Amethyst who was turned into a statue of pure crystalline quartz by Diana to protect her from Dionysus’ wrath. Remorseful, Dionysus wept tears of wine that stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today. More contemporary legends about amethyst have religious undertones because it was a sacred stone to Buddha and the same color as many Church ornaments. Amethyst is one of the best stones to use for meditation. Since the amethyst color is the highest vibration of the third eye, an amethyst stone can be placed directly over this area to usher in a meditative state. Amethyst’s gentle persuasion temporarily stills the mundane thought processes that usually inundate the consciousness so that the mind can experience tranquility. Amethyst energy shows the mind how to be humble so that the door to the higher mind can be opened. The inner calm and peace initiated by this stone enable one to dive deep into the ocean of silence and participate in the serenity that exists beyond constant mental activity. Amethyst could be called the “soul stone” because it communicates directly with that level of being. It initiates deep soul experiences. Because of the calming mental effect, amethyst is a stone that can be used for overworked, over stressed or overwhelmed mental states. It is one of the best stones to use for tension or migraine headaches as it eases the mental anxieties that tend to cause such conditions. Amethyst is also helpful for people suffering recurrent nightmares. Before retiring, hold an amethyst crystal up to the forehead and program it to guide the mind safely through the sleep state. Then place it under the pillow and sleep securely. Amethyst will inspire sweet dreams. Amethyst is believed to clear the aura. Gives strength, stability and peace and brings new ideas, encourages inner peace, fights addictive behavior, transforms energy. Amethyst is a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind. It is a healing stone and was once thought to hold the power to prevent intoxication if made into a chalice. Amethyst is also said to help a traveler find his way. When worn on a bracelet, amethyst is said to improve one’s reasoning and give him heightened intelligence. Amethyst is represents the 4th and 6th wedding anniversaries. It is the birthstone for February.

Ametrine: Ametrine is a gemstone combining mental clarity and strength of will with a high sense of spiritual purpose and purity of one’s energies. It can activate the third and seventh chakras, putting one’s personal power in service to one’s highest aspirations. It can dispel negative energies in one’s environment. An all around healer. Promotes good luck, serenity, energy & unconditional love, dispels negativity, aids decision-making, meditation, relieves stress.

Ammonite: Protective, aids in the birthing process, provides relaxation. Ammonite is a fossilized animal, which was present on the earth in eons past. It is a stimulus to architects & those in the fields of construction. Provides insight on where to start and allows one to retain the “whole picture” from conception to use. A protective stone, gives stability & structure to ones life. Can transforms negative energy into smooth flowing energy. Can alleviate the burdens of the birthing process.

Andalusite (green/brown): Andalusite is a combination of kyanite and sillimanite, displaying an X or cross pattern (fairy crosses) and is a 4th (heart), 5th (throat) and 6th (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It encourages one to look at issues rationally by helping one to see the various sides to a problem or situation. It is known to stimulate memory and recollection and promotes the chivalrous aspects of one’s character and encourages moderation in all things.

Angelite: Protects, strengthens degenerate organs, excellent for creative people.

Anhydrite: This mineral facilitates strength on the physical plane and allows one to understand that the physical body is in fact, transient. It has been used to help one to develop stamina and to provide for loving communication with those of a different mind. It also provides the energy6 for “glad acceptance” of all of the changes and situations which one has the opportunity to experience: allowing one to recognize that the past is gone, except for the memories of beauty, and nothing remains except grace.

AntlerA sacred animal with the spirit of gentleness and softness, a messenger, a shaman; maize and femininity personified. Like a crown, the antlers grow beyond its body, bringing it closer to the sky and making it sacred. In many cultures, the deer is a symbol of spiritual authority.

Antlers grow from the heads of members of the deer family, or cervids. Normally only males have antlers, except among reindeer, which have antlers on both male and female animals. An antlered male is called a stag. Male deer grow antlers when reaching adulthood, and adolescent deer’s antlers are covered with a fuzzy material called velvet. In temperate climates, deer shed their antlers seasonally. Experts believe that antlers probably evolved from tusks, which pre-historic herbivores used for foraging and defense.

For magical purposes, antler, horn, tusk, and bone are all related materials. They represent the spirit of the animal they come from, as well as larger forces of Nature. In Wicca, the male deity is often represented as Cernunnos, “the Horned One.” Technically, antlers are a type of fast-growing bone, not horns. The horns of cattle and goats are a “dead” appendage made of keratin (the same protein in hair and fingernails), while newly-sprouted antlers are very much alive with blood vessels and active cells.

The usual magical correspondences for the antler are Masculine, Solar and the elements of Fire and Earth. Because deer shed and regrow their antlers, the antler has long been tied to the annual death and resurrection of the sun. The antlered stag represents wisdom, nobility, protection, and the cycle of death and rebirth. To Paganas, the stag represents the God who gives his life to nourish the tribe, and who re-emerges in springtime with velvet antlers.

Among heroes and deities, antlers correspond to such diverse figures as Cernunnos, Freyr, Flidais, Herakles, Sarasvati, Diana and Artemis. While antlers are generally thought of as masculine, they also connect with goddesses of wisdom and the hunt. Some have noted that the shape of an antler has a lunar curve as well as a solar ray-like spread.

Apache Tear: Grants forgiveness, understanding in distress.

Apatite: Apatite is believed to help integrate, coordinate, and balance the emotional, intellectual, physical, and etheric bodies. Believed to help provide access to past life insight and telepathy. It is a stone of the future and will bring knowledge to those attuned to it by clearing mental confusion. It is used to awaken the higher inner self and enhance creativity.

Apophyllite: Loving attunement to body and spirit, stimulates intuition.

Aquamarine: For those drawn to aquamarine, it will be calming and soothing. It may ease pain and grief for those stricken with an unrelenting feeling of loss. Anger and frustration may be easier to handle as the wearer becomes accustomed to the vibrations of aquamarine. You may find a brighter outlook on life, and the effects of emotional trauma on brain tissues will be gradually reversed. These benefits can be directly attributed to the higher-octave blue ray energies as amplified by aquamarine. Aquamarine was used extensively as a tool for the improvement of mental powers of priests and priestesses in Egypt, certain remote parts of Asia and in Atlantis. Even earlier cultures knew aquamarine as the stone of the sea goddess. They used it to enhance their powers of receptivity, improve their understanding of cycles, expand consciousness, see beyond the wall of death, and heighten awareness during an initiation. The name is derived from a Latin word meaning “sea water” because of its beautiful blue color. Aquamarine has a long association with tranquility and happiness, and is thought to instill courage, cure laziness and sharpen the intellect. It is also thought to protect ocean voyages and guard against sea monsters. It was believed that aquamarine soaked in water would treat eye troubles, respiratory diseases, hiccups, and ease depression and grief. It also signifies the making of new friends and the re-awakening of love in long marriages. Represents serenity, inner power and health. Given in the form of earrings is said to awaken love and affection. Although ultrasonic and steam cleaning are usually safe, undetected inclusions that frequently occur in Aquamarine can fracture with these cleaning methods and is chemically sensitive to acids. Warm soapy water is the safest alternative. Aquamarine represents the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries. It is the birthstone for March.

Aragonite: Calms and centers, allows for insight, aids self discipline if directed.

Avalonite: This stone is useful in calming a person. It helps during meditation promoting a feeling of being protected in the user

Aventurine (green): Independence, helps in career changes. To protect and aid in decision making. Purifier of the etheric, emotional and mental bodies. Enhances tranquility & peace. Lessens anxiety & fear. Protects and clears heart chakra. Balances male and female energies. Activates one’s pioneering spirit. Amplifies leadership qualities. Shields heart chakra from energy invasions. Aventurine was once thought to bring luck and prosperity to those who wore it. If placed into a prayer or bead bracelet, it is thought to bring success.

Aventurine (red/orange): To help in self reflection and reduces hunger.

Azurite: To calm anxiety that comes with disease and helps in meditation. Guidance to the psychic self, cuts through illusion, enhances communication.

Azurite-Malachite: Initiates transformation, aids clarity and understanding in vision.

Beryl: Beryl assists in filtering out distractions, relieves stress, and calms the mind. It is especially beneficial for those who need to attain some semblance of calm when used with emeralds or lapis lazuli. Said to bring hope, beryl will assist in any battle or litigation by sharpening the intellect. This stone is also a cure for laziness. Associated with Venus, the goddess of love, if the love between two married people is flagging, this stone can help reawaken it.

Bizmuth: Bismuth has been used as a stone of transformation; it directs the change to orderliness and calms the state of change, providing a supplemental physical vitality to the user. It transforms the energy of the crown chakra to energize the base chakra and actualizes the power of wisdom. Bismuth can be used to assist in diminishing fevers and in lessening catatonic states. It can be used to help one to transit from the physical plane to the astral state and/or to the spiritual realms. In case, it provides for the opening for, and the continuity of travel with respect to, a pre-established travel plan.

Bloodstone (Heliotrope): To promote protection, grounding, calming and wealth. Eases irritability and impatience. Prevents high blood pressure, cleanser of body, aids decision-making.

Blue Lace Agate: Expands consciousness, soothing, wise, and public speaking.

Boji Stone: Sense of joy, highly energetic, draws out pain. The smoother stone is describes as being more female & the more heavily crystallized stone defined as the male. Some are said to be androgynous. Excellent healing mineral. The Boji stone aligns all the subtle bodies, balances and aligns the chakras.

Bone: An organic material rather than a mineral, its energies are of vitality, animal magnetism, and strength. Wearing bone, such as bone mala prayer beads, is a reminder of our mortality and the shortness of life, and prompts the devotee to recall the Buddha’s teachings about the impermanence of the world.

Brass: Because it is a poor conductor it is not generally used for healing. Flattens and grounds energy. May be used as shield, reducing sensitivity and awareness. A common alloy made by combining Copper and Zinc. Recommended by healers as helpful to people who have unusually high levels of metal in their bloodstream, since it is a blood cleanser and detoxifier.

Brazilianite: Promotes trust in one’s self, it refreshes memories of pre-physical existence, gently clears blockages.

Bronze: Mental agility, intelligence, consistent strength and stamina while under burden.

Bustamite: Stimulates awareness in dream work, a harmonious stabilizer.

Calcite: Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. Calcite is colorless or white, but can become green, pink, peach, golden, orange, yellow, red, blue, grey, or black when other compounds blend with it during formation. Calcite releases electrical impulses when placed under pressure and is an energy amplifier. Helps the mind and body to remember; the mind, to remember information brought to bear during astral travel and channeling experiences; the body, to remember the state of perfection during disease in order to return to the natural state of flawlessness. It brings forth a polarizing prismatic energy, which engenders a spectrum of energy to clear and to activate all of the chakras. Placing Calcite, of the appropriate chakra color, upon the chakra, clears and activates that chakra, and has provides a “sweeping” action which clears the remaining centers. It is an excellent stone when studying the arts and sciences.

Calsilica, Rainbow: Aligns all chakras, brings mental clarity, bolsters the immune system, heals grief from past trauma.

Carnelian: To protect against envy, fear, and rage. Dispels sorrow, apathy. Carnelian is a love stone, thought to have the power to awaken passion and desire. It is also said to re-energize its wearer when placed in a bracelet and to aid in natural revitalization processes.

Cat’s Eye: It is thought to miraculously salvage a person’s career, business and trade. Thought to have the ability to calm the mind, bestow patience, and help a person concentrate. It helps those into meditation and in the pursuit of enlightenment or moksha. It believed to hold the power to cure chronic diseases.

Celestite: Clears speech, personal expression, highly spiritual.

Chalcedony: A nurturing stone that promotes good will and enhances group stability. Used to assist thought transmission and telepathy. Absorbs negative energy and then dissipates it to prevent onward transmission. Chalcedony brings the mind, body, emotions, and spirit into harmony.

Chalcedony (Blue): Gentle ethereal energy. It promotes balance between mind, body and spirit. It is a stone of calm and peace that reduces or negates hostility, anger, and irritation. Blue chalcedony soothes and promotes mental and emotional stability and can encourage emotional honesty. Eases communication, particularly what would otherwise be emotionally charged communication. Blue chalcedony is excellent for the psychic work and skills of clairvoyance, intuition, and energy healing. It helps reduce or eliminate bad dreams by getting rid of the influences that cause them. Blue chalcedony has a very protective property, which is evidenced in both the physical and emotional realms.

Charoite: A rare mineral found only in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia near the Chara River. It is a 6th (third eye) and 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. Usually translucent lavender to purple in color, referred to as a chatoyant gemstone, having a shimmering luster. It provides for synthesis between the heart and crown chakras and combines the higher spiritual dimensions with unconditional love from the physical plane. It allows one to recognize, integrate, and understand those attributes exhibited on the physical plane which are thought to emit a negative vibration; facilitating the acceptance of others, regardless of the development and/or actualization level in which they appear. This mineral provides for transmutation of negativity and for grounding to the spiritual self. It can be useful in cleansing the auric body, filling the chakras with a loving spiritual emotion of purity, and in assisting one in comprehension of self-inflicted lessons. It enhances a giving nature, opening the heart to see with love.

Chiastolite: Also known as the fairy cross for its naturally formed cross pattern. Used as a talisman for psychic grounding and protection. Enhances intellect, problem solving and mental abilities. Also conducive for messages from the netherworld. Transmutes dissension into harmony, balances perspectives.

Chrysoberyl, Cat’s Eye: The chrysoberyl family comes in three varieties: alexandrite, cat’s-eye, and chrysoberyl. While chemically alike, they are quite distinct in their optical characteristics and bear no resemblance to one another. It has long been used as a charm to guard against evil spirits, and one can understand why, given the pronounced eye effect (the eye could see all, and it watched out for its wearer). It was also believed that to dream of cat’s-eye signified treachery. It has also symbolized long life.

Chrysocolla: Communication, female energy, creativity, relieves ulcers and arthritis. For thousands of years, chrysocolla has been the stone of conciliation, reassurance and hope throughout the world. The ancient Egyptians called it a wise stone because those who wore it came up with clever compromises while also being protected from psychological damage. It was said to make violent-tempered people sensitive and tolerant. This is apparently why Cleopatra carried a chrysocolla with her wherever she went. This stone has a very beneficial effect on children. It also has positive psychological properties. It lowers stress and tension while reducing anger and hatred. Chrysocolla symbolizes psychological and mental conciliation. It promotes calmness, goodness and tolerance and strengthens intuition.

Chrysoprase: Chrysoprase is apple green chalcedony believed to soothe headaches and help with depression, increases grace and equilibrium. Promotes balance, wisdom and peace. Allows acceptance of self and others.

Cinnabar: Cinnabar is said to attract abundance and stimulate dignity, vitality and power, and is quite beneficial in the world of business and finance. It also brings the qualities of fluency, persuasiveness, and effectiveness in one’s aspirations, and furthers one’s assertiveness while eliminating aggression. It is helpful in community work and in the organization structure, assisting one in remembering the giving qualities of the divine. It is excellent in extracting energy blockages, yielding ease in alignment of the energy centers. The word Cinnabar is derived from the Eastern Indian word for “dragons’ blood”. Originally, Cinnabar was a pigment mined from Iron ore quarries in Europe and Africa, but it was found to contain highly toxic levels of Mercury and is no longer used in the manufacturing of gifts and jewelry. Today, Cinnabar is created from the purified sap of the Lac tree, common to China’s central and southern regions and is a safe, non-toxic reproduction of the pigment used in ancient times. Genuine cinnabar is one of the top ten deadliest minerals on earth, and is not available anymore.

Citrine: Citrine represents happiness, prosperity, generosity, creativity, pleasure, protection, strength, alignment, confidence, stability, moderation, energy, comfort, career success, truth, goodness, warmth, enjoyment of life and spiritual growth. Citrine is one of the most positive stones available. It is also one of the few stones that never needs cleansing because it does not hold negative energies. This is a stone of success in all walks of life.

Copper: Believed to soothe arthritis, stimulates initiative and optimism. Releases restrictions. An excellent energy conductor, sends and amplifies thoughts, healing, and gem electrical energy into wearer’s energy field. Touching skin it will detoxify and sooth arthritis, rheumatism, other inflammation problems. Warms, releases resentment, anger built up in joints as arthritis. Exhaustion recovery, circulation, balances warm sun energy and cool lunar energy. Energize with sunlight. Aids in increasing one’s ability to express and accept true feelings, balance personal reserve and confidence.

Coprolite (Dinosaur Dung): Enhances memory, intelligence and mental stability. It can be used for past life regressions, due to it being an inherent link with the past. It can help increase energy and energizing the soul. It is also helpful in healing. See also Fossil.

Coral: Coral brings diplomacy and concurrence, quiets emotions, brings peace to the inner self. Facilitates intuition, imagination, visualization, accelerates the transfer of knowledge. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart, assists in the search for the inner child and the need to bring key issues from the unconscious to a conscious state of awareness. Helps resolve conflict and clear the paralysis experienced due to the fear of making a move. White coral strengthens self-esteem and assists with clearing judgment, frustration and resentment at being told what to do. Encourages self-affirmation and recognizes the self within. Enhances intuition and calms the emotions. Aligns the chakras and connects us to our etheric body. Blue coral helps battle mental illnesses. Has a true link with the past and can pass knowledge along. It is used to illuminate the third eye chakra, enhancing psychic awareness and capabilities of the user. Facilitates the improvement of commerce, improves communication skills. Black coral encourages creativity, repels lower energies, and acts as protection against potential harm. Dispels negativity and fear of the unknown, helping to develop self-confidence. Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. Believed to protect the health and growth of an infant, helps in childbirth and adoption, provides balance, protection and relaxation. Increases imagination, resolves conflicts. Wearing coral helps remove any hurdles faced in a marriage.

Corundum: The red variety of corundum is known as ruby and all the other colors of corundum are known as sapphire.

Crystal, Leaded: Represents peace.

Crystal, Rock or Quartz: Quartz Crystals enhance and strengthen the meanings of other stones. Quartz symbolizes energy and helps people focus on a task. When used as a meditative device, quartz is believed to help energize and focus prayers or thoughts. Clear quartz represents clarity of mind and spirit. It may help a user see a situation more clearly and objectively, and may help recall details. Used as an aid in opening chakras in the body, quartz is especially significant in opening the Crown Chakra, which helps achieve spiritual consciousness. Helps balance emotional needs and desires. Can help a user find self esteem. Quartz has been long associated with mysticism – the crystal balls used by fortune tellers are balls of clear quartz. Quartz is also a luck stone, and it is said to hold healing powers for its wearer. Clear quartz, or rock crystal, is also a charm employed to bring strength and long life when worn on a bracelet.

Crystal, Aqua Aura Quartz: Natural quartz crystals that have been enhanced with pure gold. Quartz crystals are placed in a solution in a special machine, then an electrical current is applied and the molecules of pure gold permanently fuse to the natural electric charge surrounding the crystal. Aqua Aura combines both the properties of quartz and gold, producing a very intense energy. It stimulates the fifth (throat) chakra and is used to cleanse and smooth the aura, to activate all chakras and to release negativity from ones emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies. It is also used to activate the energy of other minerals for healing.

Crystal, Blue Quartz: Like all quartz, it can be used as a power amplifier during magic. Blue quartz is a stone of order that can enhance organizational abilities, self-discipline, and orderliness. The enhancement is believed to be due to the effect it can have of balancing the throat chakra and enhancing communication between the lower chakras (physical) and higher chakras (mental/spiritual). Blue quartz brings the sense of order to all things, and releases fear, bringing courage into one’s life. It is also a boost for creativity and expression. Blue quartz is especially good as a peace or tranquility stone, greatly reduces problems with a distracted mind, reduces stubbornness, and brings mental clarity. It also helps one to see and accept reality, and react to it intelligently in one’s behalf. It can lift depression and replace it with peace and happiness.

Crystal, Whiskey Quartz: Whiskey quartz helps one accept their body, their heart, their life and their world. This acceptance will allow one to feel more love for him/herself and others. It is believed to draw the love force of the heart chakra to be grounded and utilized.

Cubic Zirconia: Cubic Zirconia is a synthetic gemstone, zirconium oxide (ZrO2), a mineral that is extremely rare in nature but is widely synthesized for use as a diamond simulant. The synthesized material is hard, optically flawless and usually colorless, but may be made in a variety of different colors by using certain metal oxides during the manufacturing process. Cubic zirconia is relatively hard, at about 8.5 on the Mohs scale – nowhere near diamond, but much harder than most natural gems. Because of its low cost, durability, and close visual likeness to diamond, synthetic cubic zirconia has remained the most gemologically and economically important diamond simulant since 1976.

Danburite: Stimulates intellect, enhances psychic ability and self-assuredness.

Desert Rose: Related to Selenite, it clarifies thinking and mental vision, perception. Quiets worry, brings out practicality. Used to access past and future lives, assists material pursuits related to business. Aids personal flexibility, strengthens decisions, and removes energy blockage.

Diamond: Diamond encourages self-confidence and a desire for independence while counteracting jealousy. The diamond symbolizes wisdom and enlightenment, purity and clarity. It provides protection, preserves peace and gives power. The diamond has a harmonizing effect on all the chakras. Represents purity, perfection, abundance and inspiration. Diamonds symbolize love, endurance, courage, and invincibility, and they are said to increase one’s clarity of thought and expression. The higher the quality of diamond, the more honest a person may be, and the more clearly he can view matters. Brings forth purity, harmony, love, and abundance. Diamond is derived from the Greek word adamas, meaning “unconquerable”, reflecting a recognition of diamond’s superior hardness. Many cultures believe diamonds have been associated with the moon and the sun to resemble its colorlessness, brilliance, hardness, and value. Diamonds range from colorless to distinct colors such as blue, red, green, pink, and yellow. To some, the diamond is a symbol of love, purity, and faith. To others they symbolize ideas such as power, success, and security. A diamond portrays romance when reflected in lovers’ eyes. The diamond represents the 75th wedding anniversary. It is the birthstone of April.

Diopside: Brings necessary tears, heals trauma, and aids regression, scrying stone.

Dioptase: Attracts love, abundance, prosperity and health.

Dravite: This is a protective stone that brings the peace of the earth to the higher self.

Drusy: Enhances the ability to heighten intuition, improve creativity, awaken one’s own spirituality. Used for balance and to increase energy. Holds and amplifies healing and therapeutic properties. Drusy is a layer of minute quartz crystals that have crystallized on the surface of another gemstone or mineral. Drusy quartz is basically minute quartz crystals on the surface of crystalline quartz, chalcedony quartz or agate quartz.

Elestials: Assist in comprehending life, the levels of death and the immortality of the spirit.

Emerald: Emeralds promote love, romance, joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, clear vision, memory, faith, intuition, serenity, intelligence and communication. This is a truth promoting stone, inspiring deep knowing from within. Represents faithfulness and unchanging love, protects from accidents, and promotes loyalty and sensitivity. Supposedly, emerald can strengthen its wearer’s memory, quicken the intelligence, and assist in predicting the future. It has the power to improve insight and allows one to see others in a better light. It is also supposed to aid in physical and emotional healing. Emerald is also a symbol of immortality and faith. Secures love, attracts wealth, profitable dreaming. Historically, emeralds were used by Nero as sunglasses to view the chariot races since it was believed to soothe the eyes. Emerald ground into a powder form was thought to stop bleeding, cure dysentery and fever, prevent epilepsy, and avert panic. The emerald was also thought to make its owner eloquent and persuasive, bring joy, give the ability to foretell the future and improve memory. The emerald represents the 20th and 55th wedding anniversaries. It is the birthstone for May.

Epidote: Enhances that to which you attune it.

Eudialyte: Assisting in clair-audient capabilities, serves as a fine-tuner for transmissions. Stimulates both Alpha and Beta states. Activates the heart chakra, known as a “stone of the heart land”, dispels jealousy, used in the treatment of disorders of the optics of the eyes.

Feldspar: Encourages unconventional ways to obtain achievements. Promotes self-awareness and self-love. Helps one to find missing items.

Fire Agate: Aligned with the element of Fire, this gemstone is a dynamic crystal energy for dealing with fatigue and lethargic patterns of stress. Its warm energy, brings us a sense of passion & enthusiasm, to those everyday tasks and duties.

Fluorite: Helps increase concentration and heighten intuition. Clears the fog of illusion and brings order to chaos, clearing the way for new things. Perfect health and order on every level. Purification and harmony. Strengthens users’ analytical abilities and ability to concentrate. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration, meditation. Helps one to grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Particularly good for accessing the universal energies that activate all that is good for the physical body. Fosters objectivity, truth, intellect, consciousness, aura cleansing and protection, concentration, purification, harmony, and attracts wealth and abundance. Innovative and inventive, it is a highly effective “brain” stone, allowing you to use your creativity to build wealth. Fluorite, in all it’s forms, is here to teach us to be inter-dimensional. It can show us how to be at one and in a state of peace while still being individually unique; and how to incorporate infinity into each moment. It is the symbol of the growth process that we are all involved in; of aligning with the cosmic force and source of our being and accepting the responsibility to live in the Divine Will and manifest Light through physical action.

Fossil: Aids past life exploration, protection from spells. In ancient times they were believed to be “gifts from the stars” and have been used to enhance telepathic communication between worlds, present, past and future. Helps bring forth accomplishments in the business world and bring quality and excellence within our environment. Helps us open up and be more receptive to new and innovative forces that are open to us. Helps allow the old programming and schedules to dissipate.

Fuchsite: Assists one in eliminating any type of servitude issues, used to enhance knowledge and right action, used in channeling activities, can bring information concerning herbal remedies and holistic remediation. Facilitates the transfer of energy from other minerals; hence, using this mineral in conjunction with other minerals during healing sessions promotes an increase in energy transfer.

Galaxyite: Promotes the occurrence of events of all sizes, with insignificant events occurring frequently and with significant events occurring infrequently. It is a “stone for discovery”, bringing the sensation and actualization of discovery and inventiveness from the Inner Self to the conscious mind, providing the information, and the actuality, that “things are moving”. The mineral represents the galaxy, and has been used to facilitate contact with the extra-terrestrial beings of higher spirituality.

Galena: Harmony, healthy hair, medical students, promotes holistic studies.

Gaspeite: Opens the heart and encourages joyful creativity, calms the emotions and brings assurance. Aides in enlightenment, opening the mind to new possibilities. Helps attracts friends and friendship and draws others to you. Gaspeite is used to bring visions and grant success. Physically gaspeite is primarily related to the heart chakra, and has been used for heart problems, lungs, and gallbladder.

Garnet: Garnet is known as the gem of faith and truth. Folklore indicates that the garnet gives the wearer the quality of constancy and the ability to make deep and lasting friendships. Represents friendship, protection from harm, enhancement of self. Promotes new beginnings, compassion, courage and ends crisis. Garnet is given and received as a symbol of consistency, perseverance, and good health. It is a power stone, and, according to legend, it guides its wearer when he’s traveling at night. The stone also supposedly protects its wearer from nightmares and depression, increases health, fidelity, imagination, and balances energy flow. Garnet can be found in all colors, with the exception of blue. In Victorian times, garnets were referred to as carbuncles. Rhodolite garnet represents the 5th wedding anniversary. Tsavorite garnet represents the 12th wedding anniversary. Garnet is the birthstone for January.

Geode: The geode structure itself exhibits several properties in addition to the properties of the contained minerals. These properties include facilitation of astral travel, and assistance in the pursuits of mathematics. The geode also allows one to both recognize and analyze the total picture prior to decision-making. It allows one the freedom to mold and to shape ones own future and assists one in attaining highly effective communication skills. It furthers ones connection to higher forces and higher planes, stimulating the bridge of association with those of like pursuits.

Gold: Excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, especially when placed on the solar plexus and heart chakra. Strengthens meridians, nerve system, digestion. Positively charged with warming sun energy. Often worn by teachers/healers, especially after self-healing. Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts, emotions, and energy. Gold is ruled by the Sun, a masculine planet, and therefore imparts a more assertive energy to stones that are set in it. Yellow gold, purifying, healing, balancing. Attracts honors. Masculine energy. Represents spirituality and understanding. Attracts positive energy and promotes healing. Pink gold has copper added to give its color. Lovingness, warmth, spirituality. Amplifies gem effects. White Gold combines the sun and moon’s energy, creating a high conductor and amplifier. It is a regenerator, helping to renew one’s self. Works on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. It works well with all crystals and gemstones. Can be used in conjunction with copper and silver, which aid in boosting its abilities in specific situations.

Goldstone, Brown or Blue: A man-made glass, it is said to have been originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. Because of the tiny glittering fragments of copper embedded in glass, goldstone has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including easing arthritis pain and strengthening the circulatory system. Copper is a good conductor of energy, so goldstone helps to revitalize the mind and body. Goldstone is believed to store the energy of all those who touch it (which makes it a special gift for loved ones living far away).

Gypsum: Relieves stagnation, offers level-headedness.

Heliodor: Heliodor is a good stone for those suffering from exhaustion. An excellent stone for assisting one to cope with a difficult or stressful life. Heliodor stimulates the mind, inspires mental clarity, improves confidence and strengthens willpower. It is a stone that encourages initiative and independence. Heliodor is also an excellent stone at combating depression, minimizing over-analysis of situations and helping to overcome feelings of fear and resentment. May reawaken love in those who have been married for some time but who feel that the spark has gone out of their relationship. Heliodor encourages feelings of empathetic and compassionate understanding.
Aids when seeking inner guidance on what we should be doing with our lives. It is a wonderful stone for scrying as it promotes visualization with protection, and is often referred to as a “Seers Stone”. It has been used in magical rituals and promotes purity of being.

Heliotrope (Bloodstone): To promote protection, grounding, calming and wealth. Eases irritability and impatience.

Hematite: One of the most grounding of all stones. Pulls together feelings of being scattered, helps turn fuzziness into mental clarity, concentration, memory, practicality, helps study, bookkeeping, detail work, sound sleep. Confidence, will power, boldness. Also to calm hysteria and anxiety. To encourage survival, strengthen will, bestow vitality, and bring balance, grounding, common sense, level headedness. Hematite was also supposed to be able to stop bleeding, and was said to bring good fortune to those addressing kings, judges, and entering litigation. Additionally, hematite was once used to bring invulnerability to warriors. It is also said to have a good influence on the circulatory system. If placed in a bracelet, the stone is said to be a ward off depression and minor pains.

Hemimorphite: Hemimorphite is an empathy stone, helps with self expression and communication. Linked primarily to the throat chakra, but also opens the inner flute to the heart and crown increasing the connection between all three, stimulating an openness and willingness to share who we really are. It promotes peace and understanding in the self because of the openness it generates within. It encourages artistic expression, friendliness, playfulness and in turn promotes friendships, generosity, and kindness to others. Blue Hemimorphite aids in communication of inner feelings toward healing unhealthy or damaged relationships. It is also used to encourage compassion, develop the ability to connect with the ‘other side’ and angelic beings, increase psychic or vision abilities, develop inner strength, excellent for energy in completing projects.

Herkimer Diamonds: Stimulates clairvoyance/psychic abilities, soothes tension, sleep. Herkimer diamonds are double-terminated quartz of exceptional brilliance. They are mined only in Herkimer, NY. Harmony, awareness, spontaneity. Crystal of attunement. Stimulates clairvoyance and telepathic communication. Can store information and emotions. Alleviates tension.

Hessonite: Hessonite garnet is sometimes referred to as the stone of creativity. It is believed that use of hessonite on the third chakra will stimulate creativity on all levels. Hessonite encourages respect of self and others and is used to enhance spiritual growth. It may help the wearer to release ideas and behaviors that have been outgrown and are no longer useful. Hessonite is believed to help regulate hormone production, stimulate metabolism, fortify the immune system, and aid in the absorption of nutrients.

Holly Blue Agate: Spiritual and psychic actualization, as one teaches, one also learns.

Howlite: Combines reasoning, observation and patience, providing for discernment. Sixth (brow/third-eye) and seventh (crown) chakra. It can be used to calm communications, facilitate awareness and encourage emotional expression. It combines the power of reasoning with observation and patience. It spurs one toward the ambition to reach one’s goals and assist in eliminating hesitation with respect to action. Howlite can be used to eliminate pain, stress and rage.

Huayruro: The seed huayruro is a symbol of good luck. In Peru it is used as an amulet to attract good luck and to protect against negative energies. Ormosia coccinea produces beautiful red seeds with one black spot covering one-third of its surface. These seeds are used for jewelry and other decorative purposes. They are poisonous if eaten. This plant grows throughout the South Eastern North American countries, and all throughout South America. The seeds are known as huayruro in Peru, where villagers believe them to be powerful good luck charms, and Nene (seed) or Chumico in Costa Rica.

Iolite: To awaken inner knowledge, inner power and inner strength. Iolite has also been said to improve eyesight; promote faith, charity, and helpfulness; and bring higher, purer thoughts. Gives accurate visions, releases discord, strengthens liver, soul connector.

Iron: Human blood smells of iron of which it is largely constituted, and blood in many traditions is equated with the life-force, similarly iron and minerals have been attributed as being the blood or life-force of the Earth. Iron as the core of celestial bodies is referred to the as ‘bone’ or ‘core’ of the gods. Iron also has a magnetic quality. Pulls together feelings of being scattered, encourages survival, strengthens will, helps ground, gives confidence, common sense, level headedness.

Jacinth (Hyacinth):  The orange variety of zircon is called jacinth. Zircon helps one be more at peace with oneself. Zircon is believed to provide the wearer with wisdom, honor and riches. The loss of luster on a zircon stone is said to warn of danger. Jacinth helps rising one’s self-esteem. Protects from fever, plague, dropsy, and disorders of the stomach. Worn on the third finger, it brings peace of mind and a sound sleep.

Jade: Represents confidence, realization of potential, balances energy and aids in meditation. Jade was once thought bring wisdom and prosperity, and to preserve the body after death. For thousands of years it has prevailed as a symbol of love, purity, and status. Jade was also, for a time, viewed as a prevention and a cure for kidney problems.

Jasper: Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones. Considered a power stone, this earthy, grounding stone has excellent protective and stabilizing energies. It is a powerful protection against things that are not good for you and it eases emotional stresses. Jasper gives the courage to speak out and to have personal independence. Jasper helps to ground and re-align chakras, balances yin and yang energies, stabilizes the aura, and cleanses dysfunctional energies. Red jasper is known to protect against hazards of the night. Red jasper is very lucky for actors.

Jet: A fossilized organic matter used as a healing stone. A form of petrified wood similar to coal, though much harder. Has absorbing qualities. Helps draw out negative energy. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. Helps control migraines, illness, violence, mood swings and fights deep depression. Recommended for stimulating psychic experience and guiding one in the quest for spiritual enlightenment.

Kinoite: This mineral helps to enhance ones spirituality during the initial stages of growth. It helps one to refrain from delusion and to recognize and to extinguish the self-limiting ideas which have been imparted. It is an excellent stone for the throat chakra, bringing the energies of communication to the demonstration of psychic abilities; it further instills a beauty and an undisturbed composure to one during the receipt of information during channeling activities

Kunzite: Kunzite is extremely sensitive to light and ultrasonic sound, and prolonged exposure to either of these will fade its color. For this reason, kunzite has often been called the “evening stone”. Believed to give off powerful love energy, promote peace and purification, dissipate negativity. Reduces insecurity, addictiveness, manic depression, gives maturity.

Kyanite: Promotes clarity and understanding in dream work, enhances creativity, psychic images, foresight, consciousness, meditation, communication. Used with the third eye to answers question, especially in imagery. Brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts, visualization.

Labradorite: To promote calmness, intuition and enhance magical abilities. Brings recognition of destiny, connects one with the elements. Often regarded as a transformational stone that heals and balances the aura, labradorite is said to be protective during vulnerable growth stages and intense transitions. 6th (brow/third-eye) and 7th (crown) chakra. It assists one to traverse changes, attracting strength and perseverance. It also enhances patience and an inner knowing of “the right time”. Labradorite occurs in metamorphic and igneous rocks and is in the feldspar category. The name is derived from the main source for this gemstone, which is Labrador, Canada. The ground color is dark smoke grey and when light strikes it in a particular direction, it displays striking rainbow-colored reflections. These flashes of violet, blue, green or even orange and red are known as labradorescence. Spectrolite is the trade name for a brightly colored variety of labradorite found in Finland.

Lapis Lazuli: To promote self knowledge, wisdom, honesty and abundance, release tension and anxiety. Lapis Lazuli is a confidence stone, said to improve one’s self-image and inspire self-confidence. Strengthens total awareness, ESP, skeleton, thyroid, creativity.

Larimar (Pectolite): Confidence builder, good for sales, reduces depression, builds serenity. Soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life, changes with love. Self-expression, patience, acceptance, simplicity, creativity, artwork. Larimar is an extremely rare gemstone that has been found in only one location: in a mountainous, relatively inaccessible region of the Dominican Republic overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This gemstone first surfaced in 1974, although the inhabitants of the region and their ancestors have long been aware of the stone. Legend has it that they used to simply collect these stones on the beach, but one day they couldn’t find anymore. They went to explore upstream, and came upon a rock formation that seemed to be the source of this blue precious stone. The name Larimar was given to the stone by a Dominican, Miguel Méndez, who combined his daughter’s name LARIssa, with MAR, the Spanish word for sea. The stone is also called the Atlantis Stone, since a wise prophet once claimed that the Dominican Republic was part of the lost continent of Atlantis, an association that has been affirmed by various spiritual and metaphysical authorities.

Lepidolite: A form of mica, known as the stone of transition and is a 4th (heart) chakra gemstone. It is said to help one through a variety of life situations and assisting one to change old patterns. It gently induces change and to allow for a smooth passage. It activates the throat and heart chakras, the third eye and the intellect. It is used to reduce stress and alleviate despondency. Its energy is refreshing and slightly sentimental, by assisting in the transformation of lesser spiritual ideals to those of universal light, hope and acceptance. It is an excellent stone for business pursuits and can induce the attribute of self love, bringing a child like love and acceptance to the user and assist on with openness and honesty.

Lodestone, also called Magnetite: A natural magnet, it is strongly magnetic and possesses polarity attributes in the form called Lodestone. Used for grounding, clear thinking, focus on detail work, decisions. Electromagnetically pulls toxic blocks and pain from energy meridians, and temporarily aligns the chakras and the meridians of the physical and etheric bodies. It is used to lessen or dispel grief, fear, anger, confusion, and attachment. It helps relieve burdens and increase energy and endurance. It is said to have been used to make soldiers invulnerable. Lodestone has a receptive, attracting energy that attracts power, as well as good fortune, and love. It also guards against infidelity. Lodestone is related to the astrological signs of Aries, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Virgo. It is said to strengthen the circulatory system, help with healing blood and bleeding problems, alleviate pain, boost the immune system, relieve agitation and depression. It’s been used for millennia for amulets and talismans. Excellent for grounding and protection from evil and spells.

Lotus Seed: The lotus flower is a symbol of spiritual growth and ability to overcome obstacles on the path to enlightenment because of its true nature. It grows through muddy waters into a beautiful flower. When it rains, the droplets do not stick to the petals but rather fall peacefully back into the water. The lotus maintains its peace, beauty and purity through all obstacles it faces. It does not allow itself to be distracted from the external world. This conveys that a spiritual person, while living in the world, should remain unaffected by the worldly attractions and should work towards spiritual enlightenment.

The spiritual significance of the lotus flower is translated into the use of lotus seeds in everyday life. Wearing lotus seeds, or any sacred seeds for that matter, promotes spirituality and prosperity. They are a reminder to maintain your peace and purity through all obstacles and distractions throughout your day and spiritual journey. If you live a busy lifestyle, are focused on reaching specific goals or struggle to find inner peace from external distractions then lotus seeds are perfect for you.

Magnolia Seed: Promotes psychic development. Aids meditation and spiritual opening. Promotes harmony, peace, tranquility. Increases love and loyalty; reduces the power of addictions and obsessions, especially smoking; helps skin problems; restores strength after a long illness. Magnolia is for opening the heart to receive the essence of love from the Angelic realms. They sing their praises as we are reminded of the purity from whence we came. Along with the Angelic song that was brought through these beautiful Magnolia flowers, is the joy that Divine Love is. With Magnolia, the raising of your vibrational resonance occurs as well as clearing and purifying the cellular system within your body. It offers these energies to bring balance, harmony and peace within. It also brings freshness and cooling to heated or unsettled situations. Magnolia allows you to connect with and become a vessel of Divinity, holding these energies while remaining grounded with the Earth. The energies of the Divine are Love and All-Knowing and this essence connects you with the guidance and wisdom of your Higher Self and Soul. The Magnolia species projects an ancient energy which is in alignment with the ancient energies of mankind on this planet Earth. These energies connect you with your own ancient heritage and Divine wisdom.

Malachite: To promote willpower, beauty, desire and justice. Brings good luck and relieves mental blocks. To calm anxiety that comes with disease and helps in meditation. Malachite brings luck in pecuniary affairs, and a piece kept in the pocket or purse enables its bearer spend money more wisely. Aids sleep, asthma, and labor. Symbolizing the lush and verdant hues of nature in full bloom, green is the color of personal growth and abundance of the spirit. With the wisdom of Malachite, progress isn’t measured in material riches but with spiritual treasures found deep within the heart. Malachite brings a lesson in sustainability to help keep positive energy flowing steadily. Malachite reminds us to turn over a new leaf. If you’re drawn to this vibrant gemstone, it could mean that it’s time for a change. Known as the stone of transformation, it helps bring energy and focus to new growth while pruning off the brambles holding you back.

Marble: Marble is a grounding stone. It is the idea of security, strength and stability. It provides for strength of self control and mastery of our thoughts. It enhances the powers of serenity, which makes it a soothing meditation stone. To transform unhappy circumstances, give creativity and rid emotional dissatisfaction. Marble is said to encourage wisdom in decisions and common sense, helping flexibility through difficult circumstances and helping with positive focus to bring about physical and emotional improvements. It is said to assist with mastery of thought and meditation encouraging serenity. In physical healing it’s thought to help with illnesses that effect bone marrow and with strengthening the immune system to overcome viral issues.

Moldavite: Moldavite is a tektite (meteoric silicate) found only in the former Czech Republic. It was created by the meteor impact over 14.8 million years ago that formed the Bohemian Plain. Moldavite Tektite is a melding of Earthly and extraterrestrial material that vaporized in the heat and energy of impact, then reformed into these small, powerful pieces as it cooled. Its color ranges from a very dark opaque olive green, to a medium light green. The thicker the piece, the darker its color.Moldavite is known as the stone of transformation. Above all other stones, it carries a frequency that initiates spiritual growth and the transformation of one’s life. Helps in channeling inter-dimensional sources, catalyst for important changes in life.

Mookite: Thought to be a motivator imparting the desire to try new experiences, while providing the calmness to see it through. Mookite holds shape shifting energy and assists spiritual camouflage. Helps in maintaining an ageless mind and body by raising the vibration of the physical vehicle. Aids in perceiving and understanding emotional and behavioral patterns handed down from one’s ancestry and supports one in releasing those patterns.Mookaite is a varicolored opaline to chalcedonic version of Mookite.

Moonstone: To promote intuition, helps to understand one’s destiny, rids self of tension and enhances creativity. Protects wearer while traveling. Lucky love stone, calming, introspective, assists with emotional release.

Morganite: Morganite is said to instill and nurture love. It is also said to give patience, and to enhance one’s communication skills. Sisterhood, balances emotions, heals pain of separation, subtle and powerful love energy.

Mother of Pearl, and Pearl: Signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide focus to ones attention. The pearl has been known as a stone of sincerity, brings truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. It has been used to inhibit boisterous behavior, and to provide a reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.

Neptunite: Neptunite is a silicate which contains titanium and manganese but also contains the element lithium. This rare mineral, only just discovered in the 20th Century, is prized by collectors. Crystals are well formed and typically show multiple secondary faces. The flashes of red that appear to come right from the center of the crystal are a nice added touch to this rare and interesting mineral. The finest specimens are mined in San Benito County in California. This site contains natrolite veins in a serpentinite rock. Embedded in the pure white natrolite are the sapphire blue benitoite and the black prismatic crystals of neptunite. The assemblage of these three minerals is a classic among collectors, and specimens with all three are much sought after. Named for the Roman god of the sea, Neptune, this gemstone is reputed to help the wearer sense the truth in all situations.

Obsidian: Obsidian is for protection and invigoration. It can be used to find the essence of joy and to reduce tension. It is said to absorb negative energy and is a grounding stone. Obsidian has also been used as a tool for inner focus. It may act as a mirror to show you negative aspects about yourself, which can then be cleansed and changed. Another meaning of obsidian is to absorb anger, fear, and stress. By doing so, obsidian helps transmute negative energy into positive energy. Obsidian has also been used for clear vision and to see into the future. A stone of honesty, sincerity and truth. Obsidian is a protective stone that keeps negative thoughts at bay, aids in self-control, and provides courage to the wearer. Connects mind and emotions. Slightly masculine energy. Grounds spiritual energy into physical plane. Absorbs and disperses negativity. Reduces stress. Helps clear subconscious blocks. Brings an understanding of silence and “the void”. Detachment, but with wisdom and love. Powerful healer for those attuned with it.

Onyx: Enhances self mastery, steadfastness, and determination, setting one’s mind to a task. It is a grounding stone and can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others. A good stone for protection from negative forces and influences, repels negative energy surrounding other peoples opinions or ideas. Extremely helpful to people who are having trouble letting go or releasing the past or attachments and moving on. Helps release old beliefs and patterns that no longer serve us.Helps one to follow the path alone, promotes personal strength, understand the reality of the moment, become the master of one’s own future. Aids in decision making, dispels grief and encourages good fortune. Relieves stress, strengthens self-control. A grounding stone beneficial for controlling and eliminating unwanted energies. Helps overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation. Black onyx assists with challenges in life, in particular those caused by a drain of energy. It prevents the draining away of personal energy.

Opal: In ancient times, opal was recognized as a symbol of faithfulness and confidence. The brilliantly colored opal was said to have magic powers because of its play of many colors. Opal represents good fortune, creativity, inspiration and imagination. Opal has a beneficial effect on the psyche, pouring balm on broken hearts and restoring inner harmony. In meditation opal is one of the most powerful stones for the soul. Opal is given and received as a symbol of hope, love, happiness, and truth. It was described in medieval times as a cure for diseases of the eye and to strengthen eyesight. Opal is also said to have the power to help one control his or her temper, improving the expression of anger. It was thought to protect against contagious disease, ease sadness, and turn pale in the presence of poison. Opal symbolizes magic, love, hope, happiness, and truth. Helps to recall past lives, aids inner beauty, faithfulness, and eyesight. The opal represents the 14th and 18th wedding anniversaries. It is the birthstone for October. A 7th (crown) chakra gemstone. Contrary to popular belief opals are not made of water, however, they are susceptible to temperature extremes of heat and cold, and care should be taken to protect them. Opals consists of uniformly stacked microspheroids (tiny spheres) of hydrous silica, and together with the cavities between them, act as a diffraction grating which divides light into the spectral colors (commonly called “fire”). Opal is known as a “stone of happy dreams and changes”; the happy dreams arising from the understanding of personal higher potentials coupled with the glad acceptance of ones inherent perfection. The ancients believed that the storm god, jealous of the beauty of the rainbow god, broke the rainbow – pieces of the rainbow falling to the Earth to become a part of the Opal which exhibits the appearance of the “rainbow-fire”. The “fire” represents a glowing inner flame, producing a gentle vitality to stimulate ones pursuits in the spiritual realm, and assisting in the alignment between the spiritual self and the psychic and astral planes. It can be used to strengthen the memory and to instill faithfulness and loyalty with respect to love, personal affiliations, and business relationships.

Opal, Boulder: Boulder Matrix Opal is found in Queensland, Australia, and is configured with an opalized ironstone matrix with random intermixing of gem opal with brown ironstone. Boulder Matrix Opal is one of purity and intensity. The intensity of the opal portion brings clarity to problematical situations and allows one to remain centered during times of decision-making and stress. It assists in calming the inner soul while facilitating the actualization of the end of dilemmas. The accessing of the bases of any difficulties which one is experiencing is expedited. It is an excellent stone for progress, expansion, and development. It further expedites the resolution of conflicting desires, aspirations, ambitions, and dreams. It tends to provide a grounding action while enhancing the transfer of information. It has been used to access ones spiritual guides and ones animal guides.

Opal, Dendritic: Promotes growth spiritually and physically, aligns physical and etheric bodies.

Opal, Mexican Fire: The energy of this stone is conducive to mystery, variety, progress, and change. It can add brilliance and clarity to the intuitive and reflective processes. It assists in maintaining during stressful situations and provides added energy to lessen symptoms of burnout.Fire opal also allows us to look deeply within to understand ourselves in a better way. A great choice if you are looking for your purpose in life. Some find the fire opal to be energizing, giving strength and endurance in stressful times. Other people like to meditate with fire opal, it is very easy to get into this meditative state by simply gazing at the incredible colors of this opal.

Opal, Peruvian: Subtle healing energies release communication blockages and remove the tension from any communication to help ideas to flow freely. Softens the impact of stress from the outside world, helping one to release the trauma of old wounds, facilitating facing the future with a tranquil self healing nature. It is good for quieting the mind and easing sleep problems. Promotes tranquility and nurturing, peaceful and imaginative dreaming, clears intuition. Opals foster love, passion, loyalty, faithfulness, emotional expressiveness, warmth, spontaneity and dramatic ability. A very emotionally responsive stone.

Opalite, or Sea Opal: Helps recognize personal creative qualities. Releases inhibitions. Clears the head – releases excess energy. Faithfulness and loyalty. Encourages intuition.

Paua Shell: Stimulates intuition and imagination. It increases ability to be more emotionally expressive and encourages cooperation between ourselves and others. Paua is very much an emotional healing object and is invaluable when working through emotional issues. Encourages calmness and soothing in emotional situations, but still allows unique individuality and expansiveness. Paua is extremely useful in stimulating psychic development.

Peacock Ore: Fresh new outlook on life, strong healing properties. Helps to identify what obstacles may be preventing you from reaching your own goals. Stimulates the inner spirit to seek ever further heights.

Pearl: Because pearls are formed as a result of irritation, they are believed to hold the key to the ability to overcome pain and troubles. They are an example of turning the insignificant into the sublime. Pearls represent faith, charity, purity and innocence. They enhance concentration and meditation while inspiring wisdom and tranquility. Usually pale white or cream-colored, though darker blue, gray, and even black variations exist. Represents wisdom, wealth, faith and innocence. Pearls symbolize rebirth, and the journey we all make. They are the transitions that are constantly appearing in our lives. Pearls speak to us of new beginnings. A small grain of sand, continually working on itself, until complete. In tune with women, especially pregnant women. Absorbing by nature and because of this must be used with care. If you feel excessively negative while wearing a pearl, it will hold that energy until it is worn again. Throughout history, Indians used pearl-adorned swords to honor tears of sorrow brought by battle. In the 13th century, pearls were known to cure mental illness and heart break. Pearls were once thought to be the tears of God, and their shape represented an association between the moon and the sea. The pearl is considered to be an emblem of modesty, chastity, and purity. It symbolizes love, success, and happiness.

The pearl represents the 3rd and 30th wedding anniversaries. Along with Alexandrite, it is the birthstone for June. Special care is needed for pearls. Since they are a natural substance and are porous, it is important to make sure they do not absorb cologne, hair spray, lotions, or make up. So, it is always recommend that the wearer puts pearls on last so contact to these are limited. When pearl jewelry is purchased, it is often accompanied by a silk or felt pouch. These pouches should be saved to keep the pearls in because they are easily scratched. To clean pearls, do not use any jewelry cleaners. Instead, wipe them gently with a damp cloth. Another great way to take care of pearls is to wear them. The oils from your skin help keep the pearls from drying out.

Pecos Diamond: Stabilizes emotions, brings joy, aids creativity and intuition.

Petrified Wood: Connection to Earth and nature, removes petty annoyances.

Phenacite: Inner knowing, spiritual travel, increases energy of other stones.

Picasso Marble: An extremely nurturing stone, used to help support and sustain you during times of stress or difficulties. It is believed that picasso marble will give you what you need for you to get past difficult stages, and it will do so with love and protection. A very grounding and calming stone, it helps keep one connected strongly to reality.

Pietersite: Dignified power and loving guidance, accesses akashic records.

Pink Mussel Shell: Strengthens intuition, sensitivity and imagination. Attracts prosperity and wealth. It’s also believed that if placed on an infant it will help protect them in their new life.

Prasiolite: Brings together the higher and lower aspects of the physical body. Helps link the physical and spiritual aspects of life, activating the heart as one’s center of conscious. It is said to strengthen one’s mind, emotions and will, and to attract prosperity. Amethysts from Brazil originate as normal purple, but naturally heated by hot springs to a light green color.

Prehnite: Balances chakras, enhances personal relationships, increases one’s protective aura, facilitates trustworthiness, truth, calmness, sincerity and sensitivity. It also aids in remembering dreams.

Peridot: To protect from evil spirits, reduce stress, attract wealth, alleviate anger, fear and anxiety, aid insomnia & protect from nightmares. Peridot is a symbol of fame, dignity, and protection, and it is used to transform dreams into reality. When set in gold, it also protects its wearer from terrors of the night. Legend has it that pirates favored peridot to protect them against evil. Peridot is said to guard against envy and promote optimism. Opens new doors, removes stress, fear, guilt, activates personal growth. Peridot is a powerful generator of the frequency of abundance; increase of wealth, increase of health, and increase of joy and emotional well-being. It is said to bring the will and emotions into alignment, and to decrease fear. Peridot comes from the Arabic word “faridat”, which means “gem”. It was known to be dull by day, but “glow like a coal” at night. This “glow” let prospectors spot deposits in the dark and mark them for digging the next day. In the past, prospecting for peridot was usually done at night because the gem was difficult to see in the sunlight. The miners would mark the spots and return the next day to dig out the stones. Peridot represents the 16th wedding anniversary. It is the birthstone for August.

Platinum: Believed to alleviate depression, improve memory and enhance intuition.

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

Quartz: Enhances the ability to heighten intuition, improve creativity, awaken one’s own spirituality. Used for balance and to increase energy. Holds and amplifies healing and therapeutic properties. As a programmable stone it helps to focus and direct energy, works as a channeling stone, amplifies the attributes of other stones used with it. Clear quartz, or rock crystal, is also a charm employed to bring strength and long life.

Quartz, Aqua Aura: Aqua Aura [blue] quartz crystals have been enhanced with pure gold; Combining both the properties of quartz and the properties of gold. This crystal form stimulates the throat chakra and encourages “opening to channel”. It has been used extensively to cleanse and to smooth the aura, to activate all chakras, and to release negativity from ones emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies.

Quartz, Double Terminated: Double Terminated Quartz Crystal are multi-functional; energy moves outward in either direction or in both directions concurrently. They have the capacity to draw or to transmit energy through both ends. “Doubles” are excellent for astral projection and for dreaming – place them under your pillow at night and they can increase and intensify the dream state. They are also excellent for use in meditation. Carrying a double terminated crystal can enable one to maintain ones energy shield. They symbolize patience and perseverance; this is quite important during healing situations.

Quartz, Flame Aura: Flame Aura Quartz crystals are clear/cloudy quartz crystals which have been enhanced with a combination of Titanium and Niobium; the molecules of Titanium and Niobium adhere to the natural electric charge which surrounds the quartz crystal, and are not removed by rubbing or by scraping. Flame Aura has been used in emotional/spiritual applications to assist one in traversing the interval between the mineral kingdom and the self such that energies meld into orderly systems for use and energy transfer. The combination of the Quartz with the Titanium and Niobium brings a violet and/or golden ray to the aura.

Quartz, Lemurian Singing Crystal: Singing Quartz Crystals are similar in configuration to the laser wand configuration, usually smaller. They have a clear high resonance when gently tapped together.They are said to have been developed by thought projection during visitation from other planetary beings who were close to the Earth in space craft. They share a common sound and contain a solution to the obstacles of communication with respect to the sending and receiving of messages between the Earth Plane and extra-terrestrial beings.Singing crystals are said to have also been used to assist space craft from other worlds during navigation and landing processes. Utilization of these crystals in the gridding process produces a superb force field due to the interaction of the ‘singing energy’. The gridding of areas of the Earth with these crystals can assist in stimulating communication and visitation by beings from other physical worlds.

The singing crystal expresses the spectrum of sound and is compatible with the spectrum of light. It creates the very powerful, higher pitched ‘Ohm’ vibration, bringing about the creative forces. The body can attune to this spectrum and can emanate the energy and reality of the higher-self. They further help to bring joy to ones life and to encourage one to move to the rhythm of ones own ‘drum’. In addition, they can be used to open and to release energy blockages, to align the energies of the body, to smooth the aura, and to stimulate clairaudience.

The sending of a clear light frequency through the crystal can assist one in contacting analytical beings of other worlds – both other planetary worlds and other dimensional worlds. They have been used to bring communication from celestial beings.

Singing crystals combine the healing vibrations of Mother Earth with the energy of the stars. They are quite useful in ‘toning for health’ and tend to promote ‘rearrangement to perfection’ of the cellular structures. They have also been used in the treatment of disorders of the ears and to stimulate the correction of hearing deficiencies.

Also called “Lemurian Seed Crystals” or “Lemurian Star Seeds”, Lemurian Quartz Crystals were originally found in Brazil. Metaphysical Legend states that there was once an advanced ancient civilization called Lemuria, similar to Atlantis but more spiritually developed and peaceful. As the their time on Earth was coming to an end, the Lemurians programmed these crystals to teach their messages of oneness and healing – messages that would be revealed when the energy on Earth was ready to receive them. The Lemurians then planted (or “seeded”) the Lemurian Crystals, encoded with their ancient knowledge and wisdom, to be found centuries later by us.
Lemurian Crystals have a distinct appearance. Look carefully at a Lemurian Crystal and you will see horizontal striations or grooves, like “bar codes,” on one or more sides. Commonly, the sides of a Lemurian Crystal will have alternating striated and smooth faces. Lemurian Quartz Crystals are often found in the shape of a Laser wand, where the faces at the tip of a Lemurian Crystal are small and gently taper in size from base to tip.

Lemurian Seed crystals connect with the crown and solar star chakra. These are master crystals within the crystal kingdom. It is believed that in the last days of Lemuria, special seed crystals were placed where crystalline growth was expected to form within the Earth, enabling them to transmit frequencies to other crystals that were created within the Earth. These crystals resonate with energies of love, unity and equality. They align themselves and are attracted to those who are endeavoring to anchor energies to help the planet at this time. The legend continues to state that Lemurian Seed Crystals are planted in a grid pattern over the surface of the Earth and beyond, to other stars and dimensions. When you connect to a Lemurian Crystal and the energy it contains, you are also connecting to this grid of associated energies from the Earth, the stars, and beyond. These crystals are programmed with the Lemurian consciousness vibration. Working with these stones instills feelings of the emotional and spiritual awareness of the Lemurians. Connecting with these crystals can open up the heart and create a deep emotional healing and allow you to connect more to your true self.

Lemurian Seed crystals generate a very feminine or yin energy. They act to open the energy of the soul and provide a bridge to higher frequencies, creating a higher level of consciousness. They instil feelings of harmony and ease. The energies they emit are of pure love, helping you feel at one with yourself and others. Holding a Lemurian seed crystal in your right hand while you walk around and encircle an individual, property or and object creates a circle of light and protection. They sooth and nurture and can benefit everyone and are helpful support for healing work. They help you attune to those higher energies and higher planes of existence.

Quartz, Rose: Believed to bring love. Represents kindness, caring and forgiveness. Promotes peace and nurturing. A stone of romance, rose quartz is said to promote love and improve one’s self confidence. It is also a stone of faith and tranquility when worn on a bracelet. Reduces weight, wrinkles; increases self-assuredness, love stone.

Quartz, Rutilated or Tourmalinated: Excellent for birthing process, enhances energy in other stones. Rutilated quartz is also a mystical crystal diagnostic tool which can help discover the true cause of an ailment. Rutilated quartz is said to enhance mental and physical stability, self-reliance, and meditation on feminine ideas. It is thought to diminish fears, depression and issues with decision-making. Rutilated quartz is associated with the solar plexus chakra. In ancient China tourmalinated quartz was known as a harmonizing stone, one which achieved a harmonious balance between the two poles of yin and yang, the female and male principle, and heaven and earth. Quartz is believed to bring the energy of the stars to the soul and has been used for centuries for it’s magical and healing properties. The tourmaline within tourmalinated quartz is said to multiply the quartz energies, creating a powerful healing tool. The natural energy for quartz is harmony and it is recognized as a stone of power. It provides for purification of the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies. It raises consciousness to an enlightened state, amplifies and transmits energy, and is good for clarity and balance. The tourmaline acts to protect one from being victimized by the negative energy of another as it deflects the negative energy back at the sender. It provides for an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity. It helps to maintain ones ‘spirits’ even in conditions that emit gloom and doom.

Quartz, Smoky: Relieves depression, tension, balances sexual energies. The clearest, most intense ones powerfully open the crown chakra drawing light down the Root Chakra, assisting in deep meditation for channeling, deep relaxation. Smoky Quartz is good for people with radiation-related illness or those in chemotherapy. Heightens understanding of nature and concern for the environment, closely in tune with the anchoring energy of the earth.

Quartz, Spirit: Spirit Quartz is an unusual quartz that has many very small crystals growing on a central stone. Each tiny crystal radiates energy with all the little crystals working in harmony to radiate a very strong vibration. These gems have powerful metaphysical properties that make them excellent stones to aid spiritual growth. This makes a single piece quite a powerful stone. Spirit Quartz comes in a variety of colors; amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, and is found only in South Africa, where a particular tribe is responsible for mining the stone. Spirit Quartz carries the vibration of universal love. It may assist you in letting go of issues you have been holding onto and be forgiving of both yourself and the other person. These crystals radiate a very high vibration. They may open the third eye chakra, the crown chakra and the higher crown chakra, and may align and purify the entire chakra system. Spirit Quartz is a powerful stone to heighten metaphysical abilities. Spirit Crystals have the ability to align the lower self with the higher spiritual self and manifest into your life those spiritual attributes. These are stones that will assist you with your ascension process and may activate the Lightbody. Each of the different colors will resonate strongly with different chakras and are useful when choosing which area you wish to work on spiritually. All types are highly spiritual, but each has its own specific vibration. Amethyst Spirit Quartz moves your spiritual growth. This lilac variety of spirit quartz opens the higher crown chakra aiding with transmutation of prior misuse of spiritual power. Those drawn to use this stone have an opportunity within their current journey on earth to heal these issues from past lives. The amethyst stone is very cleansing to the aura and is a powerful stone for psychic protection. It has the ability to repel negative attachments or entities and will bring you freedom from any fear you may feel when thinking about a problem of psychic attack. It helps you to work with your spirit guides and to communicate better with them. Citrine Spirit Quartz focuses through the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra is the source of the will and, in a spiritual sense, this stone aids you in acting from the will of the higher self. Using a citrine spirit crystal will bring a strong manifestation ability into your life. This is abundance in its truest sense, it aids you in letting go of dependence on material things. In a spiritual sense it will aid you in manifesting those spiritual aspects that you find desirable. Using the strength of your will allows you to be more decisive in your decisions about your spiritual journey. The citrine variety has the ability to ground you and assists you to truly stand in your own power. The citrine spirit crystal is also a protective stone in your home, specifically in the area of electromagnetic build up. Its energy also aids those living in the home to resolve conflict and live peacefully. It may help restore self esteem and is also an excellent stone for healing on the physical level. Smoky Spirit Quartz activates and aligns the base chakra with the third eye. This is a very grounding stone, while furthering your appreciation of spiritual matters within everyday life. Smoky Spirit Quartz will support you in releasing outmoded beliefs that no longer benefit you. It creates emotional balance as it stabilizes and cleanses within the etheric body.

Quartz, Strawberry: Eases tension in a relationship.

Quartz, Tourmalinated: Tourmaline in quartz, is an excellent protective stone, and brings balance and inner strength. It deflects and grounds negativity, and reduces anxiety and depression.

Quartzite: Excellent for supporting one through lesson learning, providing insight to the diminishment of limitations and to those responsibilities which are not necessary. It furthers ones abilities to maintain cooperation and tact in all situations.

Rainbow Moonstone: This stone has a gentle reassuring energy. It is said to help bring about change easily.

Rhodolite Garnet: To encourage forgiveness, brings love and passion into action, gives self confidence, strengthens friendships and eases trauma.

Rhodochrosite: To balance emotions, attract love, inspire forgiveness, aid in self-acceptance.

Rhodonite: Rhodonite is a positive stone, enabling its wearer to remain stalwart during difficult times, increases mental clarity and strength, relieves anxiety and stress.

Riverstone: Riverstone’s energy accelerates change. It brings energy, speeding the resolution of any physical or inner process you are experiencing. Riverstone helps you move more swiftly through the the process of making changes. It is associated with the Moon and Feminine receptivity, and promotes freedom of will and spirit. Thought to help bones and calcium deficiencies. Riverstone aids other healing stones in their work as well. Aids in meditation and spiritual work.

Rubellite: Creativity; fertility; blanches passive or aggressive nature.

Ruby: To provide balance, stability, confidence, deflect negativity and aid in achieving goals. According to legend, rubies are also thought to ward off misfortune and ill health. As gifts, they are symbols of success, devotion, and integrity, and are said to open one’s heart to love. It was believed that if worn in a ring or in a brooch on the left side it would give the magical ability to live in peace among enemies. Ruby is given as a symbol of success, devotion, integrity, health, and passion. Improves circulation, mental balance, protects sensitive natures. The ruby represents the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. It is the birthstone for July.

Rudraksha Beads: Rudraksha beads have a strong protective quality. They are named after the Hindu God Rudra, who removes obstacles and pain, and is considered the “bringer of happiness”. They are recommended for those who need more of the masculine qualities such as strength, clarity, focus, determination, strong will power.

Sapphire: The ancients believed that sapphires influenced spirits, protected them from capture and made peace between enemies. They were also thought to clear the mind and skin, cure fevers, colds, eye diseases, and ulcers. Sapphire is a long time symbol and guardian of purity, as well as representing truth, sincerity, and consistency. Known as the ‘stone of prosperity’. Helps to fulfill dreams and desires, and to bring peace and joy. They are also said to improve the judgment of their wearers, goal motivator, strengthens loyalty, highly evolved spiritual stone. When mounted on engagement rings, they are meant to symbolize the commitment and loyalty the presenter pledges to the partner. Sapphire comes from the Greek term which means “blue.” Sapphires are from the corundum family and are found in many colors. The blue sapphire is the most common color and the most popular colored gemstone for both men’s and women’s jewelry. The sapphire represents the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.

Sardonyx: This stone promotes compatibility and love.

Selenite: For flexibility, awareness, understanding the deeper meaning in any given situation, strengthens decision making, clarity. Believed to strengthen the spinal column.

Sillimanite or Selmanite: Sillimanite could be considered the stone of personal growth. It produces a state of intense happiness and can guide you to understand the purpose of all things. It’s gentle energy can reach the deeper self to help one understand body intuition, emotions and love. It provides a foundation for personal growth.

Seraphinite: Cleanses aura & chakras, helps contact Angels, energy of cooperation.

Serpentine: Useful in the rise of the Kundalini. It stimulates an opening in the pathway through which the Kundalini may travel, and lessens the discomfort which is sometimes associated with this movement. Placement of the mineral at the crown chakra provides a drawing force conducive to initiating the movement. It can be used to clear the clouded areas of the chakras, and to stimulate the crown.

Shell: Thought to stimulate sensitivity, imagination and helps in decision making.

Silver: To provide hope, unconditional love, grounding and kindness while getting rid of negativity. It stimulates imagination. Energy conductor, eases stress and improves speech, feminine energy. Years ago people used to save rainwater to use in the home. A silver quarter was always placed at the bottom of the rain barrel because the silver stopped bacteria from forming in the water. Alexander the Great, while traveling with his army, would only drink water from his silver helmet which had been sitting overnight. Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Works on mind and emotions to see the big picture, emotional balance, patience. Like the moon’s energy, it has gentle, cool, smoothing effect. Thus it reduces inflammation, fever, nervous system stress. Works best as a communicator. Helps balance the functions of both sides of the brain. Mental activity is clarified. An increase in your ability to approach intellectual problems. Also thought to lessen anxiety over problem-solving. Silver is ruled by the Moon, a feminine planet, and therefore imparts a softened emotional energy to stones that are in it.

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

Soapstone or Steatite: It provides for both the movement and widening of ones horizons and assists in fashioning and instilling positive characteristics within the environment in which it is a member. It emits a calming energy, both stimulating one to action and providing for peace at the center of the being. It allows one to release old routines and to create new loving environments. It also assists one in “changing with the tides”, being ever ready for new situations and new challenges.

Sodalite: To help the wearer make decisions logically instead of emotionally. Sodalite is a stone useful in times of trouble, as it gives its wearer courage in the face of adversity. Also used for prophetic dreaming, endocrine system, eliminating confusion.

Spessartite Garnet: Helps us attract land or a home. Helps us then be content in our home and put down roots. Also associated with self-love. Orange garnets help an individual to solemnly dedicate themselves to any endeavor that awaits attention.

Sphaerocobaltite: This stone relaxes the mind and body and balances the energy flow.

Spinel: Spinel belongs to the feldspar species and ranges in color from yellow to black, frequently resembling rubies. Spinel augments renewal, allowing us to refresh and restore ourselves time and time again. It is associated with hope, will and purpose, encouraging us to overcome all obstacles. Blue spinel soothes and calms, bringing peace and transcendence. Red spinel energizes and strengthens. Purple spinel encourages us to serve the forces of goodness and light. It also fosters communication between the generations, allowing us to understand the very old and very young. Green spinel facilitates healing, communication and wisdom. Black spinel fosters protection. Orange spinel inspires optimism.

Staurolite: Staurolite is famous for its twinned crystals that form into the shape of a cross. Its name comes from the Greek word for cross. It was associated with Christianity as a symbol for the cross and as a good luck charm. It has been given the names “Fairy Stone” or Fairy Cross”. Some scarcer specimens can look like a blunt six rayed star. Generally used for good luck, to help with transition, ease anxiety.

Sugalite: To aid in physical healing, reduces stress and strengthens the heart, good emotional balancer.

Sunstone: To bring success and good fortune. Dispels fear and increases spiritual growth and vitality. Also used for dissipating fearfulness, alleviating stress, & increases vitality. Encourages independence & originality. Provides luck in games. Also helpful for chronic sore throats.

Tanzanite: Awakens the mind and heart, placing the mind’s genius under the command of the heart’s wisdom. It activates the throat chakra for clear communication of one’s highest truth. It can also be used to enhance psychic abilities. Believed to have protective properties.

Tektite: To bring wisdom through life experience, and prevent emotional scars. Tektites in China are known as Lei-gong-mo, meaning “Thunder God Ink-black Stone”.Tektites are one of the most mysterious and most hotly-debated rock types on earth. Their origin remains an unsolved mystery after several hundred years of scientific research.NASA defines tektites as, “Small glassy bodies containing no crystals, composed of at least 65 percent silicon dioxide, bearing no relation to the geological formations in which they occur, and believed to be of extraterrestrial origin.”

Tiffany Stone: Also known as opalized fluorite, bertrandite, purple opal, it is a highly energetic but subtle stone. It helps with communication and interpretation of psychically received information of all kinds, including telepathic, channeled, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and others. Good for removing energy blockages of the meridians and chakras. Helpful emotionally by assisting transitions during changes of all kinds, engendering persistence and emotional strength, and verbalizing hidden or secret feelings. Beneficial for business and business success. Boosts the sex drive and can enhance sexual experience, and is a general healing stone.

Tiger Eye: Chakra application depends upon the stone’s color. This mineral brings together the vibrations of sand and sunlight, synthesizing the energies of the Sun and the Earth. It is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together into some pattern. It can be used to enhance psychic abilities and assist in the gentle attunement of the third eye activity – this stone being best suited for earthy people. It brings awareness of ones personal needs as well as the needs of others and has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth.

Tiger Iron: Comprised of golden Tiger Eye, Red Jasper and Hematite, combining the qualities of all three stones and is a 1st (base/root), 2nd (sacral/navel) and 3rd (solar plexus) chakra gemstone. It can be used to assist in creative endeavors, prompting artistic abilities, revealing the ultimate in balance and mathematical exactitude. It helps one to find havens of refuge when danger is perceived. It also stimulates physical vitality.

Tin: To promote enthusiasm, tolerance and trust. Encourages realization of dreams, inspiration and creativity.

Topaz: Promotes understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. Opens and heals the hearts of those who have closed them while also protecting the open-hearted from too much pain. Instrumental in visualizations for healing and attracting in meditation and projection. Helps one to creatively change the personal world, enhance awareness, expansiveness and manifestation. Sends out positive energy to all who need it. For those in crisis or in need of motivation. Recharges and increases the user’s energy level. Benefits those who are problem solvers, such as those involved with the arts or science. An excellent stone for relaxation and comfort.In 15th century Rome, topaz was used to detect poisons, calm anger, and break spells. Special influences of topaz promote peace, forgiveness, wisdom, honesty, general well being and spiritual knowledge. At one time, it was believed that the topaz gemstone is especially helpful in pregnancy, childbirth, and throughout marriage. Christians believed topaz stood for uprightness. Hindus believed that the topaz worn above the heart prevented thirst and assured long life beauty, and intelligence. The Greeks felt topaz gave them strength and they used it as an amulet against harm. Helps with eating disorders, tissue regeneration, kidneys and bladder.Topaz is the gemstone representing the 4th and 19h wedding anniversaries. Blue topaz is the traditional 4th wedding anniversary gift. Topaz is the birthstone for November.

Topaz, Smoky: Represents stability. Dispels negative energy. Clears emotional blockages, lifts depression. Topaz, in ancient times, was a symbol of strength. When carved into the shape of a falcon, it was thought to be able to acquire the good will of kings and princes.

Topaz, Blue: Alignment with higher self, creative expression, writing, assists in focusing on your path. An empathetic stone. Blue topaz enhances leadership ability in one who wears or carries it. It enhances and improves psychic knowledge, spiritual growth, and psychic insight, and lends an air of tranquility in those endeavors.

Topaz, Pink: Works especially with the heart for love, spiritual compassion, balances emotions and calms passions. Known as a spiritual rejuvenation gemstone, pink topaz acts as a catalytic trigger, and activates the laws of attraction and manifestation of your desires. Silver enhances the effects of topaz, acting as an additional conductor for topaz energy.

Topaz, Mystic: Mystic topaz is created using genuine topaz, which has a natural brilliance and sparkle. The Mystic part is technically known as Physical Vapor Deposition, produced by heating natural topaz in the presence of metal oxides. This process creates a coating on the surface of the stone, creating a prism of colors. Using gold creates a blue surface, especially beautiful on natural quartz crystals, called Aqua Aura. Titanium produces a purplish deposit.

Tourmaline: Tourmaline comes in a very wide color range. It is believed to enhance flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion, serenity, balance, positive transformation, healing, strength, tolerance, and understanding. Excellent channeling stone for communication with higher forces. According to legend, all colors of tourmaline protect the wearer against many dangers and misfortune. Relieves fatigue, anemia, increases success and love.

Tourmaline, Black: Arthritis; dyslexia; syphilis; heart diseases; anxiety; disorientation; raises altruism; deflects negativity; naturalizes distorted energies, such as resentment and insecurity.

Tourmaline, Blue Indicolite: Lungs, larynx; thyroid; parasympathetic nerves.

Tourmaline, Brown: To cleanse the aura. It is protective and brings peace.

Tourmaline, Green: To help in healing, helpful in study, inspires creativity, attracts success and dispels negative energy.

Tourmaline, Pink: To inspire creativity and new ideas.

Tourmaline, Neon: A very powerful stone, neon tourmaline further enhances all the energies represented, it electrifies transmissions and enhances the properties of the minerals with which it contacts. It enhances the properties given above and has been used as a focal point for long distant contact and contact with other worlds via meditation and via journeying.

Tourmaline, Watermelon: Said to promote friendship, love and understanding. Represents clarity, dissolves sadness. Watermelon tourmaline has a red central core surrounded by green, resembling the cross section of a watermelon. Often cut in thin slices to show the colors to best advantage.

Tourmaline, Yellow: Thought to represent change.

Tsavorite: Tsavorite is a stone of manifestation, prosperity, vitality, and benevolence. It is said to help find the inner beauty both in oneself and others, and to help one live one’s own destiny rather than struggling along a path that is not truly theirs. Tsavorite is not only a stone of prosperity, but it decreases financial anxieties. Used in metapysics to contact the spiritual world and higher planes, tsavorite not only affects the energy of the person wearing it or carrying it beneficially, but also other people nearby. Physically, Tsavorite is used in crystal healing and folk medicine for cell growth, quicker healing, heart problems, disorders of the five senses. Tsavorite is related to the heart and solar plexus chakras. A member of the garnet family.

Turquoise: Turquoise represents protection, serenity, balance and strength. It brings clarity, induces wisdom, attracts friendships, luck and happiness. Good for open communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding. Truly reflects the individual carrying or holding it. Tunes into the energies of the person and transmits them back into the world. Can also assist in getting more in tune with others. A popular stone with creative problem solvers. Meant for those who wish to communicate. Beneficial for the entire body.

Turquonite: Turquonite is howlite that is dyed blue to resemble turquoise, and is often falsely sold as turquoise. It balances and evens out mood fluctuations and brings inner peace. Because the stone is actually howlite, it has the properties of howlite in decreasing an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness; increases subtlety and tact. It helps bones, teeth, calcium levels and leg cramps. It also heightens creativity.

Turritella: Eases domestic relations and group interaction.

Unakite: Enhances sense of personal power, converts the negative into the positive.

Uvarovite: A variety of green garnet. The color is emerald green. This mineral helps one to recognize the universal/galactic/endless nature of the soul. It furthers precision and acts to transform the energy of intellectual sentiment into energy of love, such that one may be as love. It bestows peace, quite, and solitude – without loneliness. It promotes clarity in mental processes, stimulates the heart chakra, and provides for enhancement of relationships via the fusion of the souls – one purpose, one mind. It can assist in the removal of toxins from the body.

Vanadinite: To fire the passion. Shows you your destiny and then shows you ways to act upon it.

Veriscite: A stone of encouragement, bringing hope and courage, extremely useful for illness and invalids, and bringing unconditional love. It is useful for past-life exploration, said to facilitate visual images of experiences while going deeply into the feelings and experiences of appropriate lives. Helpful in stimulating insights, dissipating despair, removes pretence, calms nervousness, brings a peaceful heart, and helps to restore depleted energy reserves.

Vessonite: Green garnets are healing stones, and a powerful aid to the manifestation of prosperity and abundance in all earthly endeavors.

Zincite: To remove energy blockage, cathartic, brings together those of a similar mind.

Zircon (blue): Believed to help a person be more at peace with himself, and to bring out the love and admiration in all people. It was once believed that zircon provided the wearer with wisdom, honor and riches.Blue Zircon represents the 7th wedding anniversary. It is the birthstone for December.

Zoisite: Can be used to dispel laziness & idleness. Combination of ruby & zoisite increases the awareness of ones individuality while allowing one to maintain connectedness with humanity. Can also create altered states of consciousness & can serve as a vehicle for reaching & utilizing talents & abilities of the mind. Psychic abilities can be stimulated & amplifies through the use of these energies.