MORE ABOUT CRYSTALS #1
All About Gems, Crystals and Minerals
RickWagnerTX, 30 January 2006 (created 24 January 2006)
All About Gems, Crystals and Minerals
Agate: A variety of chalcedony. Tones and strengthens body/mind.
Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Facilitates ability to discern
the truth and accept circumstances. Grounding, but energetic. Powerful
healer. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.
Alexandrite: A variety of chrysoberyl. Aids internal and external
regeneration, has positive influence on nervous system, spleen,
pancreas. Helps to align mental and emotional body. Spiritual
tranformation and regeneration. Reflects highest potentials of
unfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. (7)
Amazonite: A variety of feldspar. Soothes nervous system.
Strengthens heart and physical body. Aids alignment of mental and
etheric body. Brings joy and upliftment. Creative expression.
Facilitates clearer vision of one's own harmful tendencies, making them
easier to release. (5)
Amber: Fossilized resin from prehistoric pine trees. Exerts
positive influence on endocrine system, spleen, heart. Healing,
soothing, harmonizing. Electrically alive with solidified golden light.
Stabilizes kundalini awakening. Activates altruistic nature.
Spiritualizes the intellect. (2,3,7)
Amethyst: A variety of quartz. Strengthens endocrine and immune
systems. Enhances right brain activity and pineal and pituitary glands.
Powerful blood cleanser and energizer. Helps mental disorders.
Purification and regeneration on all levels of consciousness.
Transmutes one's lower nature into the more highly refined aspects of
their higher potentials. Physical representative of the Violet Ray of
alchemyand transformation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic
abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities.
Calming, strong protective qualities. Healing, divine love,
inspiration, intuition. (6,7)
Aquamarine: A variety of beryl. Calms nerves, reduces fluid
retention. Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen, thyroid. Purifies the
body. Enhances clarity of mind, aids creative self-expression.
Physical/emotional/mental balancer. Helps banish fears and phobias.
Excellent for meditation. Inspiration, peace, calmness, love. (5,3)
Adventurine (Green): A variety of quartz. Purifies mental,
emotional and etheric bodies. Aids in releasing anxiety and fear.
Stimulates muscle tissue. Strengthens blood. Emotional tranquility,
positive attitudes towards life. Brings on einto alignment with their
center. Independence. Health, wellbeing. (4)
Azurite: Enhances flow of energy through nervous system (becaue of
copper content). Helps body utilize oxygen. Strengthens blood.
Facilitates clear meditation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic
abilities. Initiates transformation. Cleanses mental body. Inspiration,
creativity, intution. (6,5)
Bloodstone: A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens and oxygenates
bloodstream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart,
pleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing iron deficiencies. Reduces
emotional/mental stress. Powerful physical healer. Stimulates movement
of kundalini. Links root chakra with heart. Inner guidance, altruism,
idealism. A highly evolved mineral. (1,4)
Calcite: Aids kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Balances male/female
polarities. Alleviates fear, reduces stress. Emotionally balancing.
Grounds excess energy. Increases capacity for astral projection. Joy,
lightness. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of
Carnelian: A variety of chalcedony. Very highly evolved mineral
healer. Energizes blood.Aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder,
pancreas. Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalizes physical/emotional/mental
bodies. Aligns physical and etheric bodies. Enhances attunement with
inner self. Facilitates concentration. Opens the heart. Warming,
social, joyous. (2,3,4)
Celestite: Enhances thyroid functions. Reduces stress. Relaxing,
peace of mind. Accelerates growth. Aids personal creative expression.
Helps one adjust to higher, more rarefied states of awareness. Truth, reliability. Clear speech. (5)
Chrysocolla: Aids in preventing ulcers, digestive problems, arthritic
conditions. Strengthens lungs and thyroid gland. Enhances metabolism.
Excellent for female disorders. Alleviates fears, guilt, tension. Helps
clear subconscious imbalances. Activates feminine qualities.
Amplifiesthroatchakra-creative expression, power, communication. Joy,
emotional balance. (4,5)
Chrysophrase: A variety of quartz. Balances neurotic patterns.
Eases depression and sexual imbalance. Fertility. Calming, balancing,
healing for physical/emotional/mental bodies. Helps one see clearly
into personal problems. Brings out inner talents. Lightheartedness,
Citrine: A variety of quartz. Good for kidneys, colon, liver,
gallbladder, digestive organs, heart. Tissue regeneration. Detoxifies
physical/emotional/mental bodies. Enhances body's healing energy.
Diminishes self-destructive tendencies. Raises
self-esteem.Powerfulalignmentwith Higher Self. Lightheartedness,
cheerfulness, hope. Warming, energizing. Attracts abundance. (2,7)
Diamond: Enhances brain functions. Aids alignment of cranial bones.
Breaks up blockages in crown chakra and in the personality. Master
healer. Dispels negativity. Purifies physical/etheric bodies. Reflects
will and power aspects of god. Enhances full spectrum of energies in
body/mind/spirit. Alignment with Higher Self. Abundance, innocence,
purity, faithfulness. (All)
Dioptase: Strengthens cardiovascular and central nervous systems.
Excellent aid for ulcers, nervous stomach, heart troubles, blood
pressure. Vitalizes, balances, tones body/mind. Emotional stability.
Peach of mind. Excellent for use with healing and affirmations.
Abundance, prosperity, progress, health, well-being. (4)
Emerald: A variety of beryl. Strengthens heart, liver, kidneys,
immune system, nervous system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids
alignment of subtle bodies. Enhances dreams, meditation, deeper
spiritual insight. Represents the potential of divinity within us.
Prosperity, love, kindness, tranquility, balance, healing, patience.
Strong emotional balancer. (4,3)
Fluorite: Strengthens teeth and bones. Improves absorption of vital
nutrients. Beneficial for blood vessels and spleen. Grounds excess
energy. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration,
meditation. Helps one grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Facilitates
interdimensional communication. Powerful healer. Works with chakras and
attitudes according to color of stone.
Garnet (Red): Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates
bodily systems, especially the bloodstream. Has strong affinity with
root chakra, helping to harmonize the potent forces of the kundalini.
Stimulates pituitary gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Love, compassion.
Enhances imagination. (1,4)
Hematite: Has positive effect upon bloodstream. Activates spleen,
increases resistance to stress. Helps circulate oxygen throughout body.
Strengthens physical and etheric bodies. Energizing, vitalizing.
Enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Slightly
grounding. Powerful stone for those attracted to it.
Herkimer Diamond: a type of quartz crystal. Cleanses subtle bodies.
Reduces stress. Balances and purifies energy within body/mind. Similar
qualities as clear quartz. Powerful amplifier. Enhances inner vision.
Increases awareness of dreams - "dream crystal." Stores thorugh forms
and information. (All)
Jade: Strengthens heart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse
blood. Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and female
problems. Powerful emotional balancer. Radiates divine, unconditional
live. Clarity, modesty, courage, justice, wisdom. Peaceful and
nurturing. Dispels negativity. Healing affinity will correspond to
particular color of stone.
Jasper: A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens liver, gallbladder,
bladder. Powerful healer; main impact on physical body. Represents
earth element. Works with chakras according to color of stone.
Kunzite (Pink Spodumene): high lithium content makes Kunzite
beneficial to individuals with addicitve behavior. Strengthens
cardiovascular system. Aids manic depression. Excellent balancer for
physical/emotional/mental bodies. Powerful stone for opening/healing
heart. Helps one surrender to Higher Self. Enhances self-esteem.
Tolerance, acceptance. Soothing, calming. (4)
Kyanite: Strengthens throat chakra. Enhances creative expression,
communication, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity. Connection to
causal plane. Facilitates astral/ interdimensional travel. (4)
Lapis Lazuli: Strengthens skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland.
Releases tension and anxiety. Energizes throat chakra. Augments
strength, vitality, virility. Facilitates opening of chakras. Mental
clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication
with Higher Self and Spirit Guides. Creative expression. (5,6)
Lepidolite: Aids muscles, strengthens heart, beneficially
influences blood. High lithium content aids emotional/mental balance
and stability. Aids sleep. Enhances expression of one's inner light and
Malachite: Aids functions of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress
and tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart, circulatory
system, pineal and pituitary glands. Aids sleep. Vitalizing for
body/mind. Reveals subconscious blocks. Excellent balancer on all
Moldavite: A deep green silica-based tektite (meteorite) that fell
to Earth about 15 million years ago. Aids alignment with Higher Self.
Balancing and healing for physical body/mind. Aids in channeling
extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional sources. (4,6)
Meteorite: Helps reveal past lives from other planets and galaxies.
Enhances connection with extraterrestrial energies. Expands awareness.
Similar to obsidian, but denser. (1)
Moonstone: Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas,
pituitary gland. Unlocks lymphatic system. Relieves anxiety and stress.
Aids birthing process, helps female problems. Emotional balancer; helps
lessen tendency to over-react emotionally. Flexibility in attitudes.
Aligns emotions with higher self. (4)
Obsidian: Beneficially influences stomach and intestines. 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 to it. (1)
Onyx: A variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances
male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detachment.
Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Higher inspiration. Works
with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.
Opal: Stimulates pineal and pituitary glands. aids eyesight.
Emotional balancer. Enhances intuition. the full spectrum of colors
resonates with all chakras. Helps conscious connection with highest
aspects of being. (4, others depending on color)
Peridot: (Olivine): Balances glandular system. Aids tissue
regeneration. Has beneficial influence on heart, pancreas, spleen,
liver, adrenals. Purifies body. Enhances bloodstream. Overall balancer
and tonic for body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Increase initiative
awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates mind. Accelerates personal
growth. Opens new doors or opportunity. (2,3,4)
Pyrite: Aids digestion, improves circulation. Strengthens and
oxygenates blood. Enhances brain functions. Influences a more positive
outlook on life. Enhances emotional body, strengthens will. Helps one's
ability to work with others harmoniously. Practicality. (1,3,4)
Quartz crystal (clear): Enhances the crystalline properties of
blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances pineal and pituitary
glands. Emotional balancer. Stimulates brain functions. Amplifies
thought forms. Full spectrum energy activates all levels of
consciousness. Dispels negativity in one's energy field and in environment.
Receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. Excellent
for meditation. Enhances interdimensional communication and
communication with Higher Self and Spirit Guides. (All)
Rhodochrosite: Aids spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and
circulation of blood. Enhances memory and intellectual power. Emotional
balancer. Helps heal emotional wounds and traumas. Aligns subtle
bodies. Red/pink color helps to blend courage/will/passion aspects of
lower chakras with loving expression of the heart. Divine love,
acceptance of self and life. Powerful healer for those attuned to it.
Rhodonite: Aids central nervous system, thyroid gland, body
reflexes, pituitary gland, pancreas. Strengthens immunity. Improves
memory. Eases physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms mind.
Aligns root and heart chakras for bringing love into action and
manifestation (red/black variety). Self-esteem, confidence. Enhances
energy levels in body mind. Pink variety (no black) helps impart
understanding of strength within vulnerability. Great stone for
light-workers serving in cities. (1,4)
Rose Quartz: Aids kidneys and circulatory system. Increases
fertility. Eases sexual/emotional imbalances. Helps clear stored anger,
resentment, guilt, fear, jealousy. Reduces stress and tension, cools
hot temper. Enhances self-confidence and creativity. Aids development
of forgiveness, compassion, love. (4)
Ruby: Aids regeneration of physical/spiritual heart. Enhances
circulation. Vitalized blood and entire body/mind system. Strengthens
immunity. Activates sluggish or dormant conditions on
physical/spiritual levels. Refines lower passions. Courage, integrity, selfless service, joy, spiritual devotion, power, leadership. Helps banish sense of limitation. (1,4)
Rutilated Quartz: Regeneration of tissue throughout body. Enhances
life-force. Strengthens immune system. Stimulates brain functions.
Eases depression, facilitates inspiration. Increases clairvoyance.
Highly electrical, more intensity than clear quartz. Pierces through
layers of physical/emotional/mental density. Transmutes negativity.
Enhances communication with Higher Self and Spirit Guides. (All).
Smoky Quartz: Strengthens adrenals, kidneys, pancreas. Increases
fertility, balances sexual energy. Aids depression. Mildly sedative and
relaxing. Initiates movement of kundalini. Dissipates subconscious
blocks and negativity on all levels. Grounding, centering. Excellent
for meditation. Enhances dream awareness and channeling abilities.
Sugilite: Enhances functions of pineal, pituitary and adrenal
glands. Activates and balances brain hemispheres. Strengthens heart.
Aids physical healing and purification of bodily systems. Emotional
balancer, reduces stress. Brings higher spiritual awareness into
physical reality. Enhances sensitivity. Strong protective qualities.
Excellent for meditation. Enhances channeling abilities. (6,7)
Sodalite: Aids pancreas, balances endocrine system, strengthens
metabolism and lymphatic system. Balances male/female polarities.
Alleviates fear. Calms and clears the mind. Slightly sedative,
grounding. Cuts through density and illusion, bringing clarity and
truth. Enhances communication, creative expression. Similar qualities
as lapis lazuli. (5,6)
Sapphire: Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary gland,
thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/ spirit.
Stimulates psychic abilities, clarity and inspiration. Creative
expression, loyalty, love. Aids connection with Higher Self/Spirit
Guides. Strengthens will. Expands cosmic awareness. Dispels confusion.
Excellent for meditation. (5,6)
Selenite: Strengthens bones, teeth. Soothes nerves. Has positive
effect on brain, aiding power of concentration. Enhances willpower.
Grounded white light. (7)
Tiger-Eye: Variety of chalcedony (quartz). Beneficial for spleen,
pancreas, digestive organs, colon. Emotional balancer. Enhances
connection with personal power and will. Grounding, centering. Helps
soften stubbornness. Enhances clear perception and insight. Slightly
masculine energy. (2,3)
Topaz (Golden): Tissue regeneration. Strengthens liver,
gallbladder, spleen, digestive organs, nervous system. detoxifies body.
Warming, awakening, inspiring. Abundance. (2,7)
Topaz (Blue): Tissue regeneration. Strengthens thyroid gland,
enhances metabolism. Emotional balance. Cooling, soothing, peace,
tranquility. Creativity, self-expression. Enhances psychic perception,
communication with Higher Self/Spirit Guides. (4,5,6)
Tourmaline (All colors): Aids balance of endocrine system. Aids
sleep. Strengthens, vitalizes body/mind. Activates and enhances
crystalline properties of body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Dispels fear
and negative conditions. Strong protective influence. Concentration,
inspiration. Enhances sensitivity and understanding. Powerful healer,
highly electromagnetic. The various colors will activate and align
corresponding chakras: Black (Schorl)- 1 Watermelon -1,4 Green - 4 Blue
(Indicolite) - 5, 6 Red/Pink(Rubelite) - 1,4
Tourmalinated Quartz: Clear quartz with black tourmaline crystals
balances male/female polarities. Aids in balancing extremes. Grounding,
very protective, dissipates negativity. Combines forces of clear quartz
and black tourmaline. (1,7)
Turquoise: Tones, strengthens entire body. Tissue regeneration.
Aids circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Vitalizes blood, nervous
system, Aligns chakras. Enhances meditation. Creative expression, peace
of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, loyalty. (5)
Variscite: Soothing, calming, balancing for body/mind. Aids blood,
heart, emotional stability. Helps one recall past lives. Self
confidence. Abundance. (4,3)
Zircon: Strengthens the mind. Aids bowel problems. Balances
pituitary and pineal glands. Aligns subtle bodies. Emotional balance,
self-esteem. Aids sleep. Similar properties as diamond and quartz
crystal. All around healer. (All).
Gold: Purifies and energizes the physical body, improves
circulation, strengthens nervous system. Balances and develops heart
chakra. Balances hemispheres of brain. Aids tissue regeneration.
Attracts positive energy into aura. Amplifies thought forms. Aids
personal illumination. Solar energy/male aspect. (2,4,7)
Silver: Enhances mental functions. Aids circulation. Strengthens
blood, physically and etherically. Strengthens pineal and pituitary
glands. Relieves stress. Relates to the moon, subconscious, female
aspect. Emotional balance. Speech improvement. Excellent energy
Copper: Influences flow of blood. Supplies strong energy to
body/mind. Aids metabolism. Helps detoxify body. An aid for exhaustion
and sexual imbalance. Aligns physical/emotional bodies. Raises
self-esteem. Strong conductor of energy.
This guide was prepared for general information on healing
properties of commonly-available gemstones. A number of the qualities
they attribute to stones may or may not work for any given situation,
and you are advised to experiment. There are a number of ways to do
this, safely, on yourself.
1. Identify a problem that you have, which can be helped by one of
the stones. For example, if you are easily depressed or consider
yourself uninspired, then rutilated quartz should help you. Carry a
piece of the stone for several days to a couple of weeks, preferably
beginning when the moon is waxing. See if you think it DOES make a
difference. Or give it to someone you know who has these problems, and
see if you notice any difference in their behavior. (On a key chain is
a good way to do this, since they will tend to carry their keys all the
2. Drop your stone in a glass or bottle of water (not a metal one,
please!) for a few days. Cover it, and set it on a window sill. When
you feel it is ready, take out the stone, and drink the water. That is
an elixir (in modern terminology).
3. When a problem arises, look up a stone that should help it - one
that you have in your collection. Lay in a comfortable place (on the
bed, the floor, or even in a warm bathtub!), and place the stone on the
appropriate chakra. Relax, and let the stone work. What do you feel?
Did it help?
4. Once you are familiar with the stones that work for you, you can
put them to good uses indeed. Tuck a rose-quartz in your pocket to calm
a hot temper - and make you a more easy-going person. Pick a stone with
a good throat chakra affinity to carry on days when you are giving
talks or presentations.
All stones, and other tools for that matter, need to be rested at
times. It's best that during the dark moon (the last 3 days of the
waning moon cycle), you let them rest and recharge. This is a good time
to give them a monthly cleaning, set them in the window or on a shelf
in the light, and let them be for a couple of days.
Nature totems - and that includes stones - will lose their
effectiveness if you simply stick them on a shelf or hoard them. Use
them, handle them, make them part of your life. When the time comes
that a stone no longer works for you, you should pass it on to someone
else, or return it to the earth.