Meanings of Stones
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Metaphysical Properties & Folklore
Agate - Balance, precision, perception, eliminates negativity. Agates help balance Yin/Yang energy. Agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision while also increasing perceptiveness to situations. Is said to awaken our inherent talents and can be used to produce inspiration from and connectedness with the entities residing in the spiritual worlds. It has been reported to strengthen the sight, to diminish thirst, and to promote marital fidelity.
Amazonite - helps to eliminates worries and fears. A soothing and calming stone, it aids us in releasing worries and fears so that we may communicate from the heart and break through our boundaries. Helps to bring clarity of thought, and to deal with chaos and find a place of centered harmony.
Amber - Amber is said to be a very strong healing stone allowing the body to heal itself. Creates positive energy. It helps one in the art of manifestation; helping you realize your desires into reality. Amber has been said to bring good luck.
Amethyst - Amethyst helps you attain wisdom. It can help you let go of all that is old and all that holds you back - on every level and in every aspect of life - so that you may fully embrace your spiritual destiny. It stirs the intuition. Amethyst can also help you understand and let go of anything that keeps you attached to a condition. Amethyst affects all your inner aspects, helping the wearer to let go of attachments. Helps in healing addictions, alcoholism, withdrawal symptoms, and aids in curtailing compulsive behaviors.
Ametrine - is a combination of amethyst and citrine, contains properties of both.
Ammonite - a stone of stability, structure, efficiency and calm. Helps with insight & is said to be protective.
Andalusite - is a common metamorphic mineral which forms under high pressure and/or temperature. The minerals kyanite and sillimanite are polymorphs of andalusite, each occurring under different temperature-pressure regimes and are therefore rarely found together in the same rock. Because of this, the three minerals are a useful tool to help identify the pressure-temperature paths of the host rock in which they are found. Andalusite is sometimes called "The Seeing Stone" because it is used in metaphysical works to calmly see the various parts of one's character without bias.
Apatite - is said to stimulate the intellect and helps to dissolve negativity. This stone also helps in the development of clairvoyance, provide access to past-life information. Helps to deepen meditation, eases hypertension, restores clear thoughts. Good stone for reducing sugar addictions.
Aqua Aura - helps to send energy, useful in meditation, telepathy, & healing. Helps to open the throat.
Aquamarine - evokes the sea in both its name and its color. Helps to stabilize unsettled surroundings, reduces fear, aids sensitive & mystical people. The ancients saw this as a stone of courage and felt that carrying it would help them return safe and prosperous from sea voyages. It aids in compassion, and tolerance, and facilitates communication both with others and with the deeper self.
Aragonite - aids in patience, centering...opens heart & mind, uplifts emotions.
Aventurine - Protects the heart, enhances creativity, and
is an all purpose healer. Initiates a deep
purification of your physical body, especially the vital organs. It highlights
and purifies the organ with the most limitations and greatest weakness.
Helps emotional pain and is a soothing stone. Helps to enhance fertility.
Azurite - Helps one to go deeper in meditation without fear. It helps remind us of the connection to the Goddess or the ALL while we retain our individuality. It is very healing and calms the anxiety that comes with disease. Is useful for creativity, decisiveness, deeper insight, seeing truth. Reduces depression, anger, abnormal cell growth.
Bloodstone- Bloodstone is an intense healing stone, the "Stone of courage". It revitalizes love, relationships and friendships. It brings purification, orderliness, prosperity, and instills wisdom, enhances creativity, and supports decision making. It is also useful for blood disorders. Translucent or opaque green with blood red splashes. Bloodstone strengthens your immune system and keeps it alert and responsive to your body's needs. Bloodstone also facilitates the removal of toxins from your body and enhances your cells' absorption of nutrients.
Blue Goldstone- a stone of wisdom and science, teaching us to reach for the stars, and reminding us of the light within darkness. It is infused with copper sparkles, a powerful energy generator.
Blue Lace Agate - Provides perceptiveness to situations and awakens inherent talents. Stimulates analytical capabilities and precision. aids in stress relief, relaxation and peacefulness, believed to strengthen gracefulness, creativity, inspiration and communication. This softly beautiful stone is excellent as a sleep aid, particularly when combined with Celestite and placed by the bedside.
Botswana Agate - stimulates creativity, helps to release repressed emotions and to help you from dwelling on problems. It is a gentle, calming stone and wonderful for relieving stress and depression. It aids our ability to cope with change and is a stone of comfort.
Boulder Opal - This stone represents purity and intensity. It assists in emotional and mental balance, calms the inner soul. Facilitates actualization. Excellent stone for progress, expansion, and development. Helps one connect the conscious and subconscious, providing for a clearing understanding of oneself. Facilitates communication between the Earth plane and the star people of this world and other worlds. Clears and brightens the aura, stimulates healing. It has been used to access spiritual guides and animal guides. It can be used in medicine-wheel ceremony to stabilize energy.
Carnelian - Carnelian carries the orange color ray. The orange ray nourishes and vitalizes your entire being, bestowing optimism and enthusiasm for life. At the cellular level, this life energy motivates cells to achieve greater health. On the whole-person level, it inspires you to make the changes that will move you towards your life's goal or dream. Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home.
Catseye - this stone offers a feeling of serene happiness. CatŹe stimulates awareness and intuition, allowing the wearer to gain insight and thus find balance in the evolutions and transformations that life brings. Is comprised of glass.
Celestite - Soothing, calming, aids in adjusting to change, raises consciousness, brings great joy and inner peace, Emotionally, celestite is excellent for emotional protection and to end worry, fear, and anxiety. Aids insomnia and promotes sleep. Celestite is a great tool for meditation, as it help focus on that other than of this world and block out distracting "noise". It purifies the aura, and perfects the chakras. It is a stone that brings balance, especially to thought processes and communication. In the physical realm, celestite is used for healing eye problems, mental disorders, cellular order, eliminating toxins, digestive problems. Celestite is associated primarily with the throat and crown chakras.
Chalcedony (blue) - a dreamy stone with a gentle energy that fosters balance between mind, body and spirit. It is a calming and peaceful stone that reduces hostility, anger, and irritation. Blue chalcedony soothes and fosters mental and emotional stability and can facilitate emotional honesty. It also encourages and 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 also helps reduce or eliminate bad dreams by getting rid of the influences that cause them. It has a very protective property, which is evidenced in both the physical and emotional realms, and it is used often for protection from the evil eye and protection from evil, particularly evil magic. Physically, blue chalcedony has been used for the eyes, healing, alzheimers, blood, circulation, bones, spleen, and gall bladder. This is also a good stone for breastfeeding mothers...to increase milk supply, calm both mother & baby, and for gentleness. Helps insomnia & sleeping problems.
Charoite - a high frequency stone which aids the wearer in walking their path of service in this lifetime. It instills a sense of peace and harmony with the divine flow of life and destiny. Charoite is a stone of spiritual transformation, allowing us to understand and heed the lessons we have brought upon ourselves and opening us to see spirituality in others and to recognize our connection with the All.
Chrysocolla - Helps decrease emotional heartbreak and give renewed strength and balance. It gives strength and balance in expression and communication and prevents you from saying something you shouldn't say in a particular situation. It is a grounding, balancing and stabilizing gemstone. Helps you find inner strength in stressful times, promotes physical vitality. It also promotes powerful experiences when used at the third eye. Thought to be a cancer healing stone.
Chrysoprase- Chrysoprase instills a state of grace, facilitating deep meditative states, non-judgmental attitudes, and acceptance of others and ones self. It encourages the maximum beneficial outcome to situations and helps to heal a "broken heart". It encourages fidelity in business and personal affairs. It is useful in treating disorders of the heart, in increasing ones dexterity, and for treating the reproductive organs A luminous, translucent pale green.
Citrine - Citrine prepares your body, emotions, and mind to accept a greater flow of the yellow color ray. The yellow ray is the aspect of the life force that helps us release what no longer serves and to accept what we need in order to move to the next higher state. This aspect of Citrine also has a greater overall purpose - to help you fulfill your spiritual potential by encouraging you to embrace ever-greater states of consciousness. Aids kidneys, liver, spleen, & intestines. Citrine is associated with prosperity, success in business dealings and abundance. It promotes optimism and encourages harmony in the home and work environments. It is an excellent stone to stimulate the third (solar plexus) chakra promoting stamina and activating intuition. Citrine transmutes negativity and is considered to balance the thyroid, activate the thymus and improve circulation. This stone brings a bright, sunny, sensual warmth to your life.
Copal - Copal is a sub fossil resin, semi-fossilized resin, an immature amber, and a fresh, gum form of resin. Experts vary in their assessment of the age of copal, from 50 years to 1.6 million years, based on the geologic settings in which it is found and other evidence, both chemical and botanical.
Coral - Pink coral increases sensitivity, caring & compassions....Red or orange coral stimulates & energizes emotions, and can be used for fertility, metabolism, thyroid, muscles, & heart. Red coral is also brings passion, & is good for blood and circulatory system issues, kidney, bladder, epilepsy, bone and bone marrow, eye problems, and the respiratory system.
Crazy Lace Agate - balances physical energies and can be used to reach high physical levels.. Swirls or yellow, red and brownish black in a lacy pattern.
Dendrite - Enhances gentleness and encourages taking time to enjoy each moment. Assists in maintaining the centering of the self in all situations. Aids in understanding and communicating with plants. Opens and activates the chakras, maintaining the opening to accept and integrate the energy of higher consciousness. Provides abundance and fullness in ones life.
Dinosaur Bone (fossilized)
- an extremely rare stone which is the result of fossilized bone from dinosaurs
in which the cellular structure has been replaced with quartz, leaving the bone
structure intact. Dinosaur bone is said to help increase energy and memory. It
has ties with the deep past, and this makes it an excellent stone for past life
work. Dinosaur bone is also wonderful for calming anxiety, in particular
survival anxieties. It helps, too, with communication and ability to understand
communications. Physically, dinosaur bone is used for healing of paralysis,
broken bones, hearing, vigor, regulation of body temperature. Highly
Dumortierite- Dumortierite reduces excitability and eliminates stubbornness. It helps one stand up for onelf and promotes patience. A denim blue colored opaque stone. Helps with stubbornness, patience, and the verbalization of spiritual ideas.Emerald - Emerald brings life, nourishment, and healing to your physical body. It helps resolve your greatest physical disharmonies with the life-giving green ray it carries. Emerald is the gemstone bearer of the green ray, an essential element for the life of all plants, animals, and human beings. Aids depression, enhances the immune system, and improves physical abilities.
Fluorite - Purple- intuition. Green - cleansing. Fluorite brings order from chaos. It is the "stone of discernment and aptitude" that acts as a protective, psychic shield and auric cleanser. It also helps relationships and encourages and sustains the flawless ideal of health, intellect and emotional well-being. Both are good balancers, & healers. Fluroite is also a good protective stone.
Fossil Stone - a good stone to aid business transactions or business matters in general, good for communication, helps to motivate & get things done, inspires creativity, & helps to give direction & purpose.
Fossilized Coral - similar to Petosky stone, only found in places around the world. Millions of years old.
Garnet - is said to be the "stone of health". It helps dissolve negative energy. It speeds up manifestation by bring your creative energies to the forefront. Garnets have a loving energy and monitors the flow of energy to the psychic centers so that you will be balanced in your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. Garnets are very cleansing and purifying. Stimulates creativity, passion, & the circulatory system.
Gaspeite - This stone is
new...discovered in 1966 and was initially a discarded byproduct of nickel
sulfide mining. It is named for the locality of Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, Canada
where it was originally found. Sources are Canada and Western Australia
It seems to calm the emotions and brings assurance. It also enlightens...opening the mind to new possibilities, particularly in cases of emotional ignorance. It also helps attracts friends and friendship and draws others to you. Aboriginals use gaspeite to bring visions and grant success. Physically gaspeite has been used for heart problems, lungs, and gallbladder. Gaspeite is primarily related to the heart chakra. In my experience, gaspeite is good for building confidence & self assuredness....and is an absolute joy to wear.
Goldstone - this is a
human made stone, comprised of glass infused with flecks of Copper. It is believed to store the energy of those who touch it, making it an excellent gift for loved ones who are far
away. It also contains the properties of copper; uplifting, helpful for
stomach tension, and for protection of the center of the body. It is said
to be a good 'conductor' of energies from the higher realms to our world.
Perhaps this is why Copper has long been used as a healing talisman, as in the
Copper bracelets worn to treat arthritis.
Hematite - is called the "stone of the mind". It helps with memory, with intellectual knowledge and the realizations of limitations. It is a calming stone and balances the nervous system or brings balance between the body, mind and spirit. It helps in attaining a meditative state and to feel more grounded - it gets rid of fuzzy-headedness or that light headed feeling. One of the most grounding stones among all.
Hemimorphite (blue) - a
stone for an evolved sense of self. It improves self-confidence, self esteem,
and self- respect, but discourages egocentric behavior. It helps one realize
one's own role in creating a satisfying life. Hemimorphite calms negative
reactions, and helps one to understand what provokes them in order to avoid them
in the future. It can help in the process of transformation to evolve to your
fullest ability. Hemimorphite helps treat diseases of the blood or the cells,
and relieves pain and ulcers. It soothes away heat built up as a result of
anger and the frustration of not accomplishing everything you think you need to
accomplish, and encourages mental balance, paving the way for good judgment. It
helps one face difficult situations more constructively and creatively.
Honey Jasper - (yellow jasper) - assists in feeling strong and balanced in social settings, protects, balances the solar plexus chakra, heightens awareness, helps to ward off negative energies, & protects during travel.
Howlite - absorbs and uplifts tension, anxiety, stress. Is a loving, calming stone.
Iolite - spiritual growth, awakens inner knowledge. Good for truth, simplicity, imagery, & peace. Is a good stone for detoxifying from addictions.
Jade - aids in remembering dreams, helps in realization of potential. It helps provide confidence and self-sufficiency. In ancient times it was viewed as a sacred stone and aids in attaining a meditation state quickly. Helps balance male and female energies, is a talisman of protection against the visible (illness) and the invisible. In China it is said to bless those who have this stone.
Jasper - Jasper is a
sacred & magical stone, helping us to share with others and knowledge that we
are not alone. Aids stamina and enables us to endure energy draining situations.
It promotes general health & was worn by healers in ancient times. Good for
digestive system - in particular, the stomach and stimulates circulation.
Jasper is said to provide protection, and to have a calming effect, giving
stability and security. Jasper is also said to balance one's physical, emotional
and intellectual states. Jaspers are considered the patron stone to counselors
and therapists. Thought important for women during childbirth - holding a
piece of Jasper in the hand during childbirth is said to help relieve pain and
guard the mother and child. Jasper brings joy into life.
Jet - is a very lightweight stone comprised of fossilized coal/wood. It is grounding and balancing, and as it also carries a negative electrical charge, is good for drawing power and knowledge to the bearer. It is also helpful in stabilizing finances, and is said to soothe migraines. A highly protective stone, feminine, good for mourning & healing of grief. Helps protect against illness, epilepsy, stomach pain, colds, glandular problems, and lymphatic problems. Combined with Amber it is extremely powerful and protective.
Kunzite - enhances psychic images, communication, & meditation. Good for visualization and tranquility. Brings peace, love, and compassion into the heart. Opens the heart to trust, aids in security and fear brought on by others. More importantly, Kunzite is seen as a stone of 'balance', it works to create a balance between the physical and emotional bodies. Some feel that this stone will help one to be more disciplined, encouraging one to follow through with their task to the completion. For those who are erratic in their thinking, use Kunzite to allow you to focus on your task at hand.
Kyanite - facilitates meditation, aids in dream recall, stimulates communication and psychic awareness. Kyanite is said to be very usefull in enhancing one's creativity, broadening one's perspective, and in reaching a better understanding with others. Kyanite is also said to bring calm and tranquility, and to facilitate meditation. Helps clear sinus congestion, and to help in the treatment of muscular disorders.
Labradorite - Labradorite is said to bring clarity of inner sight and progression. It helps protect the aura keeping it clear, balanced protected and free from energy leaks. It helps transform intuition to the intellect helping you to use inner messages. Labradorite is said to help you realize and achieve your destiny in this life while enhancing faith and reliance in your self.
Lapis Lazuli - helps you to access the unknown universal knowledge and have the wisdom to understand it. It helps expand awareness and intellect. When there are emotional issues that cause disease, Lapis helps diminish the external symptoms and release problems related to the disease. This stone eases depression and balances male and female energies. It is also a protective stone. Lapis Lazuli harmonizes your heart and mind as it forges stronger bonds between them. The energy radiated by Lapis can help you experience the energy and power you possess within. A powerful thought amplifier. Encourages truthfulness.
Leopard Skin Jasper - helps draw into your life whatever you need for physical healing.
Lepidolite - calming, relaxing, eases stress & mood swings. Brings hope, gentleness, self love, patience, self forgiveness, and enhances sleep.
Malachite promotes harmony and improves communication throughout your physical
body. Its soothing energy moves down and up the inside of your body in rhythmic
waves, alerting your body to its own disharmonies and healing ever more
deeply-seated areas of distress. Improves sleep.
Marcasite- powerfully grounding, increases mental clarity, helps one re- evaluate life's issues in a gentle way. It provides a view of oneself from an outside perspective and produces insight into the perfect method for eliminating unwanted traits. It helps one change these corrections easily. Dark gray with bright flecks.
Maw Sit Sit - a very rare stone from the Himalayan Foothills of Burma - mined in very small quantities. This stone is life-giving, refreshing, energizing, warm. It feels alive & helps to energize. Aids depression & melancholy.
Mexican Fire Opal - The
energy of the fire opal allow us to look deeply within to understand ourselves
in a better way. A great choice if you are looking for your purpose in life.
Some find the fire opal to be energizing, giving strength and endurance in
stressful times. Other people like to meditate with fire opal, helps get into a meditative state by simply gazing at the incredible colors of
this opal. Fire opals are good for business and for money management.
Mookaite - a good emotional protector, helps to balance the internal and external, and assists with acceptance of change. Is said to enhance the immune system. Mookaite helps one to deal with negative situation, decision making, and can act as an emotional shield against danger.Moonstone - promotes intuition while helping you to apply the knowledge. Moonstone energy relates to new beginnings and helps one to understand your destiny. Helps you to get rid of emotional tension and enhances creativity. Moonstone provides a connection to our physical, emotional and intellectual bodies to help us remove obstacles and progress on our paths while giving us guidance. It is also known as a talisman of good fortune and protects us while traveling.
Moss Agate- Moss Agate provides healing and growth. It balances the blood sugar level and helps self -esteem and emotional balancing. A gorgeous stone that can be translucent to opaque with moss-like inclusions. Some pieces look like they have moss growing right on them! Moss Agate brings abundance, prosperity, and success. It is a stone that helps resolve and bring peace to a life with difficult responsibilities or duties and is excellent for overcoming addictions. Has been called a 'gardener's stone' as it can help to bring an abundant crop. Helpful for depression and emotional hurts.
Mother of Pearl: Mother-of-Pearl helps to stimulate intuition, sensitivity, imagination, and adaptability. It helps with clarity in decision making. Mother of Pearl stirs and awakens the primordial memory of your origin in the infinite ocean of divine love. It stirs this memory in your thoughts, your feelings, and in every cell of your physical body....produces an overall calming effect as it gently stirs the life energy of your cells. Like waves lapping the shore, this stirring is steady, relaxing, and rhythmical.
Muscovite - a mystical
stone with a strong angelic contact, stimulating awareness of the higher self.
Used in scrying, this visionary stone links to the highest spiritual realms. It
stimulates the heart chakra, facilitates astral travel, and opens the intuition
and psychic vision. It allows recognition of the flaws of humanity and
stimulates unconditional love and acceptance. It is a reflective stone, helps
you see that the things you do not like in another are really characteristics
you cannot accept in yourself. Muscovite then aids in the integration and
transformation of these qualities. It releases tensions within the physical
body, bringing about balance. Muscovite improves appearance, imparts sheen to
the hair and a sparkle to the eyes and helps the body achieve its most
Muscovite controls blood sugar, balances the pancreas, alleviates dehydration and helps control blood sugar. It regulates the kidneys. It relieves insomnia and allergies and heals any conditions resulting from disease or distress.
Nephrite (a type of jade) - Health, wealth, longevity stone and provides a gentle, steady energy. Nephrite is known as a heart stone. It is said to help keep the physical heart and kidneys functioning normally, thus prolonging life. It is also associated with the Heart and throat chakras. Being a heart stone, it can help one gain emotional strength, attract and maintain love, and clear the air between two partners after a disagreement. Nephrite Jade is a clearing and blessing stone, and as such, it is useful to keep with other stones and tools. This is a very loving and protective stone...it can help you communicate with your spiritual guides or guardian angels, and bring their presence more clearly into your daily life.
Obsidian - for objectivity, grounding. Helps to absorb anger, criticism, and fear. Obsidian is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. It is also excellent protection against psychic attacks. In particular obsidian protects the gentle from abuse. It is a very grounding stone, and very healing. Physically it benefits the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps get in touch with buried issues before they explode. Obsidian is related to the root chakra.
Ocean Jasper -Ocean Jasper is very soothing and helps to love one's self as well as others. It is very healing of the emotions and brings peace of mind. It helps with acceptance of responsibility and increases patience. The circulars patterns on ocean jasper symbolize and help us realize that we are all interconnected and nature is a cyclical pattern. It can also help with circular breathing for healing or meditation. Being a type of jasper, ocean jasper is a very protective stone, and any orbs ("eyes") enhance this in regard to protection from the "evil eye." Physically, ocean jasper is beneficial to the digestion, digestive organs, removing toxins, lessen body odor. Ocean Jasper is related to the heart chakra. This new rock has been found along the northwest coast of Madagascar after years of unsuccessful searching. The deposit formed similar to a rhyolite flow but has been totally resilicated. The rhyolitic spheres or orbs come in an astonishing array of colors and color combinations. The background can be white, pink,, green, red or yellow. Botryoidal formations as well as white and deep green druzy are also common. The deposit, being located at the edge of the ocean, can only be seen and collected from at low tide. This remote area has no roads so the material must be transported to civilization by boat. Ocean Jasper is produced from only one mine near Marovato.
Onyx - wise decision making, dispels grief, encourages happiness and good fortune. Onyx can help you break undesirable patterns or habits. Enhances self control and self confidence. Promotes personal strength, both mentally and physically. Protective. Black onyx is associated with the first or base chakra. It helps with wound healing, childbirth and increases stamina and self-control. It is a grounding stone that is beneficial for controlling and eliminating excess or unwanted energies. It assists with challenges in life, in particular those caused by a drain of energy. It prevents the draining away of personal energy.
Onyx repels negativity, aids in grounding, helps overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation & comforts in unfamiliar surroundings. It allows us to let go of the physical, relax and flow with the natural energies, bringing higher inspiration and aiding detachment. Helps with hearing and listening to our inner voice. Assists in emotional balance, self-control and in relieving stress. It helps with perseverance, humility, good morals, deep thoughts and spiritual strength. Onyx will purify negative emotions.
Onyx also helps align and center one with their higher power. It enhances self control, banishes grief, and stimulates wise decision making. Brings good fortune when needed. Helps one become the master of their own future. Dispels nightmares and aids marital happiness.
Opal - a sensitive stone
that is receptive to the wearer's needs, opals amplify your traits & thoughts
allowing for the release of inhibitions. Opals allow for true and
spontaneous actions, helping to release feelings that have been pent up.
This is a stone of creativity, encouraging the flow of creative energies.
A good stone for writers. Opals are a good choice for metabolism problems
and fatigue. Helps to awaken the psychic or mystical attributes that lie
within. Good for communication...and the ability to clearly express
yourself, to connect with others, and to voice your opinions. Assists in
letting go of anger & is a memory aid.
Pearl - It signifies faith and helps one to focus. It provides a vehicle for advancing states of wisdom and helps you be a clearer channel to receive spiritual guidance. Historically symbolic of purity, innocence and faith, pearls enhance personal integrity and help clear the mind so that it can be a clean channel for wisdom and spiritual guidance. Enhances sincerity, truth and loyalty and bring calming reflection. Very absorbing in nature. Pearls are a good stone for fertility as well as birthing.Peridot - Helps one to understand the changes going on in their life, getting rid of negative patterns so that growth is possible. Used for prosperity, growth, openness. Helps to stimulate tissue regeneration. Brings rebirth, renewal, and aids healings of all kinds. Peridot is especially good for healing in relationships...easing anger, jealousies, and strengthening marriage bonds. Peridot is also protecting.
Petrified Wood - Petrified wood is a chalcedony. It is fossilized wood that has been replaced by chalcedony or silica...and sometimes opal meaning the nature of the wood has changed and become a stone version of what it originally was. This means that petrified wood is a stone of transformation & change. The stone itself has taken millions of years to become what it is, and these qualities are imparted on the wearer. Patience, respect, reverence for time, aids in releasing worries or fears, is stabilizing & grounding.
Petoskey Stone - a stone found only here in my beloved Michigan....is a type of fossilized colony coral that lived during the Devonian period about 350 million years ago when Michigan had a warm inland sea. Because of the "eye" type configurations it shows especially when polished, it is said to mystically help stimulate the third eye and psychic awareness. Petoskey Stone is also said to keep mischievous spirits from channeling incorrect information or interfering with one's life. In particular, as far as awareness, Petoskey Stone is said to enhance awareness of the emotions, which can be a boon for dealing with emotional issues. It is also said to clear out negative energies from the aura and the environment. Traditional healing folklore and crystal healing lore purport that Petoskey Stone is helpful for healing Aids, Cancer, CFS, eyes, head, infections, infectious disease, lungs, skeletal system, and tumors of all kinds.
Pietersite - carries the energy of the 'storm' element, and can purify one's body and energies. It is said to be tremendously energizing to the wearer, enhancing strength, courage, will power, and awareness of the higher planes. Pietersite crystallizes in the form of masses, the structure a result of inclusions in jasper where the inclusions are pseudomorphs after asbestos. The color is blue/black and the mineral exhibits a chatoyant quality, It was discovered by Sid Pieters & from Namibia South Africa. This stone has come to represent the movement and chaos that break up those energy patterns which are resistant to change. The energy of Pietersite is very forceful and jolts us into personal change. This stone represents change and indicates a need to make changes in your present life. In a lay-out place this stone on the solar plexus chakra, where the flow of energy leads to assimilation and integration. Physically, this mineral can be used to stimulate the pituitary gland to provide the proper regulation of the other endocrine glands and to produce, in the proper quantity, the hormones concerned with growth, sex, metabolism, blood pressure, and body temperature. It can be used to stimulate the pineal gland and to assist one during meditative states to experience visions and per-cognitive thoughts. It aligns the energy centers of the body providing grounding. Dispels illusion and assisting one in the recognition of the beauty of the soul. It exhibits and energy conducive to the actualization of the loving characteristics of the "brotherhood" of humanity. It brings the potential of the individual to the perfection of the source of all being, stimulating dignified power and loving guidance. It promotes loyalty to the self and to the ultimate experience of life. It assists one in remaining open to experience, enabling the effect of an illuminated glory when one proceeds to "walk the stage of life'. It further allows one to see beyond the horizon or mirage, helping to support human courage, tenacity, and dauntless effort to both create and maintain beauty. Can be used to stimulate the pituitary gland to provide the proper regulation of the other endocrine glands and to produce, in the proper quantity, the hormones concerned with growth , sex, metabolism, blood pressure, and body temperature. Pietersite, sometimes known as Tempeststone, helps one see beyond the immediate to beauty in the All. It enhances courage, tenacity, and ability to maintain or create what is yours. Spiritually and psychically, pietersite helps in working with angels, experiencing visions, and precognition, relating to feminine or goddess energy, as well as astral and dimensional travel. Emotionally, pietersite helps to relax, and release deep emotions in a calmer way. Physically, pietersite balances body fluids, improves nutrition, helps with gastrointestinal functions, and helps the endocrine glands, balances female homones, alleviates PMS and menopause symptoms. Pietersite is also excellent for improving memory.
Poppy Jasper - brings joy and protects. Poppy Jasper enlivens your body, helps to break up physical impediments, Poppy Jasper's energy is positive, happy, and joyful. It inspires, invigorates, and energizes your entire being....gives you the motivation, inspiration, and energy to act. Poppy Jasper can give you the extra energy you sometimes need in order to get through challenging situations.
Prehnite - used for dreaming, remembering, & meditation. Helps to draw new friends. Increases inner knowledge, and contact with entities. A protective stone as well. Can be helpful for kidneys, bladder, and anemia. Prehnite encourages compassion, forgiveness and acceptance and gives to us upliftment with a clear mind and heart. This stone helps bonding in relationships, and helps create a feeling of contentment or feeling "one" with oneself and the world. Prehnite has protective qualites.
Pyrite - Used for focus, practicality, logic, memory, scatteredness. Helps stomach, intestines, ulcers; sulfur & mineral assimilation, circulation, body acidity imbalances. Great for grounding after meditation, for increasing physical stamina, and stimulating the intellect. Helps combat clumsiness & confusion. Wonderful for end of pregnancy.
Quartz - (clear
quartz/rock crystal) - enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying,
balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. Quartz also
enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and
amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing,
meditation, protection, and channeling. It is also beneficial for storing and
retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern
also. This makes them particularly good for programming. Due to its ability to
balance, quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one's environment.
Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals.
Quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is also powerfully protective. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies though processes and emotions it increases inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns. Quartz is also a stone of harmony because it balances energies, and is even helpful in romantic relationships.
Psychically, quartz is a powerful stone. It is used for protection because it counters black magic and protects from negative energy. Quartz is very useful on the third eye chakra for clarity of psychic vision, and can be used to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Quartz is a stone that can access ancient wisdom and bring it into the present. It is a very good stone for astral travel, manifestation, scrying, channeling, dream recall and dream work.
Quartz is a Master Healer stone. It is an excellent all purpose healer. It amplifies healing energy and is used to perform diagnostic healing. It has been used historically to detect food poison. It is said to draw out pain. Quartz fortifies and strengthens all systems of the body. Quartz is reputed to be particularly effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, fibromyalgia, intestinal troubles.
It also improves mental and physical energy, stamina, and physical strength .
Rainforest Jasper - (also known as rhyolite) a stone of resolution and perseverance. It is said to help communication of all kinds, and helps one listen easily and without distorting the message one is hearing. It is also a wonderful stone for meditation. Rainforest Jasper balances the feminine/masculine energies. Is said to bring joy, healing, and protection. Rhyolite represents change, variety and progress. It is said to light the fire of creativity within the soul and help with self-realization; it's believed to balance the emotions and increase self-respect, self-worth and the capacity to love.
Red Jasper - said to be a useful stone
for self-healing, providing a consistent flow of beneficial energies that help
one to embody wholeness. Red Jasper offers grounding and strength, and is
recommended for those who wish to be in union with the earth.
Red Tiger Eye - Useful for enhancing physical vitality, this stone can help create healthy patterns in exercise and eating habits. It is grounding and offers a practical and optimistic outlook. It helps the wearer feel energetic, vibrantly healthy and passionate. Helps to diminish anxiety.
Rhodochrosite - helps develop inner freedom by neutralizing the destructive behavioral patterns that restrict personal growth and undermine physical health. Promotes energy to help you rebuild a healthy, solid, and efficient emotional foundation. For loneliness, loss, healing of matters of the heart, inner child issues. Healing for abuse issues and insecurities. A stone of love and balance, it emits the power of love. It assists in creating a world of love and dreams. It helps heal childhood trauma. It gently energizes, purifies, and provides stability and encourages health. This mineral has been called a "Stone of Love and Balance", providing balancing and love on all levels for all bodies. It contains pulsating electrical energy which emits the strongest power in the universe, the power of love. Rhodochrosite is also an Earth stone for healing of the Earth and for showing love to the Mother of us all. It helps one to serve the planet in Her time of need, allowing for one to recognize that the responsibility is actually a joy. It removes tendencies toward avoidance or denial and helps one to be willing to both accept and to integrate "new" information while maintaining a clarity of intellect and a moderate ideal of practicality. Said to help with the nervous system, thyroid, as it strengthens the immune system. It increases self esteem and balances trauma.
Rhodonite - stabilizes your emotions. It soothes and brings order to feelings that are scattered, imbalanced, or ungrounded. Helps to transform your emotional foundation, making it more solid and secure. When your emotional foundation is improved, your body and emotions can find harmony with each other and respond to life situations in appropriate, healthy ways. Helpful for confusion, and for expression of love or service.
Rhyolite - helps us deal
with strenuous life situations, fortifies our feelings of self respect and self
value, helps to balance our emotions and accept ourselves the way we are, helps
to strengthen our spiritual state.
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..... 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.
Rock Crystal - see "Quartz".
Rose Quartz - brings love, is calming and soothing. It is used to increase self love and feelings of self worth. It brings healing and clarity to the heart and allows the wearer to learn to trust again. Balancing the emotions and healing emotional wounds, it brings peace and calm. It is especially powerful in times of stress or loss, helping the wearer to slow down and take it easy. Its loving nurturing energy takes away fears, resentment and anger and gently replaces them with a feeling of higher self esteem and confidence. Wear this and open yourself to love.
Ruby - for wealth, joy, sexual energy, power. It augments and intensifies all emotions. Very stimulating....can bring anger or negativity quickly to the surface. Stirs up passion....benefits the heart and circulatory system. Aids fertility.Ruby Zoisite- amplifies the entire energy field of the body and helps reach and utilize talents and abilities of the mind. It stimulates psychic abilities and improves disorders of the heart. It encourages one to follow bliss The ruby will light the darkness of ones life to conquer darkness on all levels. It brings lucidity to the dream state, It also helps toxins and chemicals to exit the body quickly. Deep green with rosy red patches.
Rutilated Quartz - is an energizing stone that boosts energy and helps focus one's mental energies. It is also said to attract love and stabilize relationships. Rutilated quartz said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically. Good for balance, repelling negative energies and unwanted interference, and promotes clarity of thought. Rutilated quartz is also said to enhance one's understanding in difficult situations, thus facilitating timely and appropriate solutions. It is also said to relieve depression and loneliness, and to help provide new direction and enhance creativity. Rutilated quartz is said to slow down the aging process and to help strengthen the immune system. It is also said to be a strong healer and to be helpful in recovering from radiation exposure.
Sapphire - is said to rid one of unwanted thoughts and bring peace and joy to the mind while opening intuition. Sapphire is known as the "stone of prosperity". It fulfills dreams and desires of the consciousness. Good for depression and inspiration. Ancient civilizations believed that the power of wisdom is contained within sapphire. They believed that when the wearer of a Sapphire faces challenging obstacles, the stone's power enables them to find the correct solution. Sapphire improves mental clarity and clear thinking. It clears mental garbage. It is the carrier of the blue ray.Because of its blue color, sapphire is associated with the throat and brow chakras--where energy imbalances are said to cause sore throats, headaches and nightmares. Sapphire improves mental clarity and clear thinking. It clears mental garbage. Natural healers use Sapphire to help rid of unwanted thoughts, bring joy, peace and wealth. It is also thought to help heal blood problems.
Septaria - Aids in strengthening purpose, resolve, & confidence. Is an earthy, supportive stone; calms, helps one get in touch with their truths, grounding. Used as a component of cement & building in Roman times.Serpentine- Serpentine helps the meditative state. It can be used to help disorders in all areas of the body, the emotional system and the mental structure. Is said to restore self-confidence, dispel fear and enhance meditation. It also is believed to balance female hormones and increase milk production in nursing mothers.
Shattuckite - A highly spiritual stone, protective, and good for channeling. Is said to be helpful for diabetes. Brings strength and courage. Shattuckite stimulates and combines the energies of the throat chakra and the third eye bringing them into harmony and alignment. It helps one to maintain a strong contact when channeling information and energy. The energy is deep and soothing, providing a strong connection between the you and the work you are doing. From Brazil.
Shell - provides growth in all areas. Stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and promotes better or clearer decision making.
Silver LeafAgate- Silver Leaf agates are very grounding and balancing, they open the wearer for acceptance, protection and abundance. Brown, gray and creamy white with interesting patterns.
Smoky Quartz - dissolves negative energy and lets positive energy in. Helps with depression, stress, nightmares, PMS, reproductive problems. Grounding.
Sodalite - helps one arrive at conclusions logically instead of emotionally while eliminating confusion. A good communication and writing stone. Helps a person to be more objective and less critical. Boosts the immune system. Sodalight also frees your physical body of the negative mental energies that impede the body's functioning and interfere with the expression of its true energetic nature.
Spinel - Encourages moderation of all excesses and aids in the detoxification of both the blood and the mind. Helps lessen anxieties. Benefits the skin. Said to be an aid in fasting and to help with strength.
Spiny Oyster Shell -
also called spondylus princeps , is found in the sea off the coast
California, Mexico. Spondylus is a Latin word meaning "spines on its
back." Beautiful oranges, reds, white, purple. This stone of
the sea carries the energies of the
water, cool comfort and peace of mind from the dark depths of the sea,
and a sense of understanding, patience, & knowing from the rhythm of the tides.
Sugilite- attracts healing power. Represents perfection of spiritual love, helping it manifest on the Earth plane. It helps one forgive oneself and other and brings forth acceptance and belief in oneself. It eliminates hostility and infuses the being with inspiration and confidence. Sugilite heals headaches and discomforts, protects, dissolves anger, brings peace of mind and well-being.
Sunstone - Energizing, empowering, honors the male/god energies, strengthens the life force. Helpful for clearing chakras, general health, and empowering self worth. It's beautiful glittering rays help to ease depression and invigorate physical energy. Sunstone is excellent for increasing sexual energy as well as healing sexual disfunction.
Tanzanite - stimulates the third eye and the crown chakra so that you are better able to receive and communicate visions. It is also a very protective stone inviting safety in all situations and activities. It is called the 'stone of magic' as it helps bring the 'will' into manifestation. Facilitates spiritual awareness and insight, dispels negativity.
Tektite - (Etymology:
Greek tektos, "molten") are pieces of glass formed when a large meteorite
strikes the Earth. Tektites and associated impact melted rock are found in only
a few regions on Earth (called tektite strewn fields) and are, in most cases,
associated with young impact craters on or near land. Tektite glass looks
similar to obsidian glass but can be differentiated by color and chemical
composition. This sacred stone is literally 'magic from the moon' and is
most incredible with pits and bulges....is known for it's banishing properties,
eliminates bad energies, assists one in attaining knowledge and learning lessons
throughout the travels of life. Balances the feminine/masculine, provides
insight, strengthens one's energy field. Can stimulate thought transmissions.
It is said to expand consciousness, enhance insight, increase clairvoyance and
deepen one's dream life. Tektites are said to activate the third eye, assists
one in visionary work, as well as assisting in both lucid dreaming and dream
Tiger Eye - enhances psychic abilities, balancing. brings clarity and enhances psychic ability. It can help discipline sexual, emotional life and allows one's life to open and blossom. A stone to stimulates wealth and helps to maintain it. It brings protection, practicality, softens stubbornness and balances male/female energy. Aids in confidence, draws people & material possessions to the wearer.
Tiger Iron - A banded mineral composed of tiger eye, red jasper and hematite, tiger iron stimulates the vitality and enhance the immune systems. It strengthens force of will and courage and can be utilized as a protective shield.
Topaz - helps to correct disorders in the body, manifests health, promotes kindness, compassion, and empathy. Enhances awareness, helps a person to exert change in their world, good for manifestation of dreams & goals.
- Tourmaline is said to attract inspiration and
diminish fear by promoting understanding. It also encourages
self-confidence. Strengthens body & spirit, good for the
nervous system. Very good for people with weakened immune systems.
All of the different colors of tourmaline are said to have different
Tourmaline is a good healing stone that some gem healers consider the strongest
of all green stones. Helps achieve balance in all areas, extremely beneficial
for the nervous system, brain, and immunological system, stimulates creativity
and communication and helps you recognize and avoid negative energies before
they become damaging. Recommended for people who wish to better understand their
Pink & red are considered good for emotional and spiritual love, healing loss, emotional pain, fear, self-gentleness (especially with severe illness like cancer, emphysema)...has very loving energies. This color strengthens, grounds/rejuvenates, warms. Unites heart and body for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina, steadiness. Is said to bring emotional balance, lovingness, devotion in a down-to-earth way. Helps detach from personal pain, releases reproductive blocks and to stimulate fertility. Used to strengthen and detoxify blood and immune system and to ease radiation effects.
Turquoise - cleansing, protection, the "master healer". It is a wonderful healing and cleansing stone and provides protection. It is also a grounding stone and provides strength and protection during meditation. It brings peace of mind. Turquoise brings clarity, balances male and female energies, induces wisdom and understanding and increases your psychic powers. A good absorber of negativity.
Unakite - brings self assertiveness, power, and the ability to assume complete control. It focuses in present and helps one deal with blockages caused by the past. It can help treat the reproductive system, and stimulate healthy pregnancies. Helpful in the release of pent up emotions or feelings. Is the traditional stone for childbirth.
Vessonite - a green garnet - good healing stone, aids calming & forgiving. Invites new growth & serenity. Vessonite also aids fertility & helps to achieve a stable pregnancy. Brings calmness & stability to those involved in legal matters.