*=* Guide to Crystals *=*

Based upon the Crystal Awareness Guide by Legion of Light.

Within this guide, a variety of crystals and stones,
describing their uses and associated chakras, are explained.

AGATE: A variety of chalcedony. Tones and strengthens body and
mind. Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Facilitates
ability to dicsern truth and accept cicrumstances. 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
transformation and regeneration. Reflects highest potentials of
unfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. Chakra: Crown.

AMAZONITE: A variety of feldspar. Soothes nervous system.
Strengthens heart and physical body. Aid 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. Chakra: Throat.

AMBER: Fossilized resin from prehistoric pine trees. Exerts
positive influence on endocrine system, spleen, heart. Healing,
soothing, harmonizing. Electrically alive with solidified golden
light. Stabalizes kundalini awakening. Activates altruistic
nature. Spiritualizes the intellect. Chakras: Navel, Solar
Plexus, Crown.

AMETHYST: A variety of quartz. Strengthens endorcrine and immune
systems. Enhances right brain activity and pineal and pituitary
glands. Power blood cleanser and energizer. Helps mental
disorders. Purification and regeneration on all levels of
conciousness, Transmutes one's lower nature into the more highly
efined aspects of their higher potentials. Physical
representative of the Violet Ray of alchemy and transformation.
Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Excellent for
meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Calming, strong protective
qualities. Healing, divine love, inspiration, intuition. Chakras:
Third Eye, Crown.

AQUAMARINE: A variety of beryl. Calms nerves, reduces fluid
retention. Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen, thyroid. Purifies
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. Chakras: Throat, Solar Plexus.

AVENTURINE (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 one into
alignment with their center. Independence. Health, wellbeing.
Chakra: Heart.

AZURITE: Enhances flow of energy through nervous system (because
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, intuition. Chakras: Third Eye,

BLOODSTONE: A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens and oxygenates
bloodstream. Enahnces physical/mental vitality. Strengthens
heart, spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing iron deficiencies.
Reduces emotional/mental stress. Powerful psychic healer.
Stilmulates movement of kundalini. Links root chakra with heart.
Inner guidance, altruism, idealism. A highly evolved mineral.
Chakras: Root, Heart.

CALCITE: Aids kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Balances male/female
polarities. Alleviates fear, reduces stress. Emotional balancing.
Grounds excess energy. Increases capacity for astral projection.
Joy, lightness. Works with chakras and attitudes according to
color of stone.

CARNELIAN: A variety of chalcedony. Very higly 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 heat. Warming, social, joyous. Chakras:
Navel, Solar Plexus, Heart.

CELESTITE: Enhances thyroid functions. Reduces stress. Relaxingm
peace of mind. Accelerates growth. Aids personal creative
expression. Helps one adjust to higher, more rarefied states of
awareness. Truth, reliability. Clear speech. Chakra: Throat.

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. Amplifies throat chakra - creative
expression, power, communication. joy, emotional balance.
Chakras: Heart, Throat.

CHRYSOPRASE: A variety of quartz. Balances neurotic patterns.
Eases depression and sexual imbalance. Fertility. Calming,
balancing, healing for phsyical/emotional/mental bodies. Helps
one see clearly into personal problems. Brings out inner talents.
Lightheartedness, joy. Chakra: Heart.

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. Powerful alignment with High Self. Lightheartedness,
cheerfulness, hope. Warming, energizing. Attracts abundance.
Chakras: Navel, Crown.

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.

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 pwer aspects of God.
Enhances full spectrum of energies in body/mind/spirit. Alignment
with High Self. Abundance, innocence, purity, faithfulness.
Chakras: All.

DIOPTASE: Strengthens cardiovascular and central nervous systems.
Excellent aid for ulcers, nervous stomach, heart troubles, blood
pressure. Vitalizes, blances, tones body/mind. Emotional
stability, Peace of mind. Excellent for use with healing and
affirmations. Adundance, prosperity, progress, health, well
being. Chakra: Heart.

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. Chakras: Heart, Solar

FLOURITE: 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

GARNET (Red): Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates
bodily systems, especially the bloodstroom. 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. Chakras: Root, Heart.

GOLD: Purifies and energizes physical body. Improves circulation,
strengthens nervous system. Balances and develops heart chakra.
Balances hemispheres of the brain. Aids tissue regeneration.
Attracts positive energy into aura. Amplifies thought forms. Aids
personal illumination. Solar energy, male aspect. Chakras: Navel,
Heart, Crown.

HEMATITE: Has positive effect upon bloodstream. Activates spleen.
Increases resistance to stress. Helps circulate oxygen throughout
the 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. Cleanes subtle
bodies. Reduces stress. Balances and purifies energy within body
and mind. Similar qualities as clear quartz. Powerfil amplifier.
Enhances inner vision. Increases awareness of dreams - "dream
crystal." Stores thought forms and information. Chakras: All.

JADE: Strengthens jeart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse
vlood. Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and
female problems. Power emotional balancer. Radiates divine,
unconditional love. Clarity, modesty, courage, justice, wisdom.
Peaceful and nurturing. Dispels negativity. Healing affinity will
correspond to particular color of stone.

JASPER (All colors): A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens liver,
gallbladder, bladder. Powerful healer; main impact on physical
body. Represents earth element. Works with chakras and attitudes
according to color.

KUNZITE (Pink Spodumene): High lithium content makes Kunzite
beneficial to individuals with addictive 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.
Chakra: Heart.

KYANITE: Strengthens throat chakra. Enhances creative expression,
communication, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity. Connection
to casual plane. Facilitates astral/interdimensional travel.
Chakras: Throat, Third Eye.

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. Chakras: Third Eye, Throat.

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 joy. Chakra: Heart.

MALACHITE: Aids functions of pancreas and spleen. Reduces stress
and tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart,
circulatory system, pineal and pituitaru glands. Aids sleep.
Vitalizing for body/mind. Reveals subconscious blocks. Excellent
balancer on all levels. Chakras: Heart, Solar Plexus.

METEORITE: Helps reveal past lives frlom other plantes and
galaxies, Enhances connection with extraterratrial energies.
Expands awareness. Similar to obsidian, but denser. Chakra: Root.

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 interdimensional sources.
Chakras: Heart, Third Eye.

MOONSTONE: Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas,
pituitary gland. Unblocks 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 High Self. Chakra:

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 and understanding of silence and "the void." Detatchment,
but with wisdom and love. Powerful healer for those attuned with
it. Chakra: Root.

ONYX: A variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances
male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids
detatchment. 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 chakreas. Helps conscious connection
with highest aspects of being. Chakras: Heart and 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.
Increases intuitive awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates mind.
Accelerates personal growth, opens new doors of opportunity.
Chakras: Navel, Solar Plexus, Heart.

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. Chakras: Root, Solar Plexus, Heart.

QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Clear): Enhances the crystalline properties of
the blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances pineal and
pituitary glands. Emotional balancer. Stimulates brain functions.
Amplifies thout forms. Full spectrum energy activates all levels
of consciousness. Dispels negativity in one's energy fields and
in environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits and
amplifies energy. Excellent for meditation. Enhances
interdimensional communication and communication with Higher
Self and Spirit Guides. Chakras: 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 this stone. Chakras:
Root, Heart.

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 and black variety). Self esteem,
confidence. Enhances energy levels in body/mind. Pink variety
(without black) helps impart understanding of strength within
vulnerability. Great stone for light workers serving in cities.
Chakras: Root, Heart.

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.
"Love stone." Chakra: Heart.

RUBY: Aids regeneration of physical/spiritual heart. Enhances
ciculation. Vitalizes 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. Chakras: Root,

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 that clear
quartz. Pierces through layers of physical/emotional/mental
density. Transmutes negativity. Enhances communication with
Higher Self and Spirit Guides. Very powerful healer. Chakras:

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. Dispells confusion. Excellent for meditation. Chakras:
Throat, Third Eye.

SELENITE (Gypsum): Strengthens bones, teeth. Soothes nerves. Has
positive effect on brain, aiding power of concentration and
clarity. Enhances willpower. Grounded white light. Chakra: Crown.

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 conductor.

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. Chakras: Root, Navel, Solar

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. Chakras: Throat, Third Eye.

SUGILITE (Royal Azel): Enhances functions of pineal, pituitary
and adrenal glands. Activates and balances brain hemispheres.
Strengthens heart. Airds physical healing and purification of
bodily systems. Emotional balancer, reduces sress. Brings higher
spiritual awareness into physical reality. Enhances sensitivity.
Strong protective qualities. Excellent for meditation. Enhances
channeling abilities. Chakras: Third Eye, Crown.

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. Chakras: Navel, Solar Plexus.

TOPAZ: (Gold) Tissue regeneration. Strengthens liver,
gallbladder, spleen, digestive organs, nervous system. Detoxifies
body. Warming, awakening, inspiring. Abundance. Chakras: Navel,
(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.
Chakras: Heart, Throat, Third Eye.

TOURMALINATED QUARTZ: Clear quartz with black tourmaline crystals
inside. Balances male/female polarities. Aids in balancing
extremes. GRounding, very protective, dissipates negativity.
Combines forces of clear quartz and black tourmaline. Chakras:
Root, Crown.

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 color will activate and align corresponding chakras.
(Black Tourmaline/Schorl) Root chakra.
(Watermelon Tourmaline/red/green) Root, Heart chakras.
(Green Tourmaline) Heart chakra.
(Blue Tourmaline/Indicolite) Throat, Third Eye chakras.
(Red/Pink Tourmaline/Rubellite) Root, Heart chakras.

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. Chakras: Throat.

VARISCITE: Soothing, calming, blanceing for body/mind. Aids
blood, heart. Emotional stability. Helps one recall past lives.
Self confidence. Abundance. Chakras: Heart, Solar Plexus.

ZIRCON (Hyacinth): Strengthens the mind. Aids bowel problems.
Balances pituitary and pineal glands. Aligns subtle bodies.
Emotional balance, self esteem. Aids sleep. Simliar properties as
diamond and quartz crystal. All around healer. Chakras: All.


"NOTE: Crystals, gems and other minerals are wonderful tools for
transformation. They are 'solid friends' and objects of beauty
that can help us along the way to our goal. We must remember,
howeverm that crystals, gems and minerals are a solidified
reflection of that which is always available within ourselves,
and that love is the only goal. Let's keep everything in proper
perspective, not giving our pwer away, while enjoying all the
gifts that nature has provided for us. Love is all that
matters...Love one another!"
-- Legion of Light