Stones and Crystals have been apart of this Earth since its creation and has played an integral part in its connection between the alignment with the pulse of the Earthbeat and the creatures that walk upon it.
Most people will choose the crystal which will best assist them in the situation they need it for; Clearing your mind, helping with a physical problem, meditation, charms for protection for yourself or your home, for healing, for chakra work, for stone elixirs, or for anything that seems suitable. Select the crystal which has the properties to help you. A list has been provided in order to help you with choosing your crystal. Or.....simply pick the stone that "calls" to you!
First decide why you are doing the crystal work. Is it for you or someone else? What is the problem? Do you need to give or receive energy? What does it require?
* Select the stone which has the properties to help you.
*For energy, carry the stones with you, either in a little pouch around your neck or in your pocket or pocketbook.
* For meditation, hold the stone in your hand or set it in front of you. If in a meditation group, sit the crystal in the center of the group for collective consciousness.*For healing. In a full-scale crystal working, ask the stone for its energies and utilize them. In healing, place the crystal on the part of the body where you need it. For chakra work, choose crystals of the appropriate color and properties. Place the stone on the afflicted area and feel it's energies work as it draws the sickness or pain out. You can hold the stone in your receptive hand to absorb the healing energies. At the end of the process, the stone is probably depleted of much of it's energy. Thank your crystal and then cleanse it. Remember, most stones will retain these negative energies.
* For elixirs: place the stone in a bottle and fill the bottle with distilled water, Place it in the sun/moon for 24-48 hours, then use the water as a topical spritzer or rub. The water is "energetically charged" by this process.*Most crystal's properties are linked to the chakras.
Cleansing Your Crystal
Several ways are suggested:
*Place it under the light of a full moon/sun for 24 hours.
*Bury it in the earth (make sure you mark it!), for 24 hours.
*Place in Sea Salt Water. One teaspoon of Sea Salt in a glass bowl in cool water. Place the crystal in the water. Make sure the crystal is covered with water. Let this bathe in the water for 24 hours. This is a wonderful way to rejuvenate the power of your crystal. It washes away the negative energy it has absorbed and recharges it with the positive healing energy again. (Note: Some crystals should not be washed/cleansed in salt water/sun for it changes their physical properties (not their metaphysical properties), they are listed below.
Not to be cleansed in Salt Water:
*Use caution only with the softer Mica and crystaline stones
Not to be cleansed in Sunlight:
*Smudge your crystal with sweetgrass, sage, cedar or incense. Pass the crystal several times through the wafting smoke.
*Place your crystal on a large crystal cluster for 24 hours.
*Soaking your crystal in flower water with the petals of the flowers such as rose, honeysuckle, orange blossoms for 24 hours will cleanse the crystal of all it's negative energy.
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Blue Lace:Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra,but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. Strengthens hereditary skeletal structure, outward manifested growths, Arthritis. Chalcedony Qtz. Red, orange, yellow, browns: Solid, Grounding. For stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys. Centering, taking heart. Bloodsugar, anorexia/food issues, lymphnodes, Balances emotions. Insight, Restores nerve feeling and healing after injury/burns. Gaze into for meditation. Left/Right brain balance. Pineal, pituitary; coordination. Patience, peace. Cools.
(A chrysoberyl.) Clear violet-green, lt. blue or orange-yellow iridescence. Alexandrite changes color with source of light. That is incandescent light vs sunlight vs flourescent light. Opens Heart, Solar Plexus, and especially Crown Centers. For healing, centering, self-esteem. Rare and Powerful. Opens to higher self, disattachment, psychicness, spiritual love, joy, and luck. Excellent tissue regeneration; especially Central Nervous System.
Solid Lt. Blue/turquoise. Gentle Friendly, calming, soothing; Opens throat, heart, and solar plexus centers for self-expression, artistic creativity, healing. Throat, thyroid, nerve and Brain paths. Reduces self-damaging behavior, increases straight posture of self-respect, confidence, grace, self-assuredness with communication.
Clear yellow or orange ancient petrified resin (possibly pine tree). Electromagnetic. Opens solar plexus chakra for mental clarity, moods balance, confidence. Stomach anxiety, spine, Central Nervous System, brain, memory loss, cell regeneration. Aligns mental and emotional bodies via orange and yellow. Excellent detoxification and protection from radiation, especially x-rays, sun, computers, airport, planes and others' energies. Sacred use (incense/worn) by Asian and American Indians, and worldwide.
Translucent, purple/lavendar Qtz. Psychicness, imagery, mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Brow + Crown Chakra. Headaches, eyes, scalp/hair, pituitary, pineal, bloodsugar balance. Especially helps sobriety; alcohol/food/sex/other addictions. Famous ancient detoxicifier (especially helped with poisons, alcohol). Stone of spirituality, contentment, meditation. Provides common sense, flexibility in decisions.
Medium blue to white crystals. Fairly newly discovered. Psychic connection to oneness with universe, angelic realm, spiritual guidance. Astral travel, heightened sensory awareness. Seeing paths to surmount challenges. Aligns physical and etheric fields for healing self & others. Regenerates and rejuvenates ill or depleted areas.
Small, dark, smoky-translucent Obsidian pebbles. Eases and releases pain, loss, sadness, anger, to help heal and go on with life. For looking within, protection, vision quest/purpose. gently grounds and unblocks lower body and endocrine glands/chakras. Helps healing. Represents tears of grief shed by Native American women after their loved ones' deaths due to invading troops.
Transparent dk. blue, yellow, clear...Blue and purple are used especially to heal and stimulate throat Chakra and kidney point for self-expression, teaching, healing mouth, throat, thyroid, high blood pressure, stuttering. Reducing hunger. High Calcium content strengthens bones, muscles, mineral assimilation. Use yellow on Solar Plexus and Brow Chakra.
Clear, white, light green striated crystals. Very powerful for deep, peaceful stillness and alpha state/meditation/dream recall. Clairvoyance, out of body travel. Green is most powerful: Heals and brings joyous openness to the heart Chakra as it opens the brow and crown chakras. Clears mental fuzziness and channels for with higher-self + angelic realm contact. Helps see truth for growth.
Clear quartz with metallic light blue tint from electrical infusion of gold (amplifies quartz conductivity). Increases ability to send energy & alter consciousness for meditation, telepathy, healing. Opens/clears throat.
A beryl. Clear light blue, blue-green. Tranquilizing, uplifting, openness, innocence, lightheartedness, creativity, communication, self-awareness, confidence, purpose. Throat (& spleen) Chakra, Heart, immune system, thymus, lymphnodes, Especially for mouth, ears. Affects etheric and mental levels. Releases anxiety, fear, restlessness, peaceful stillness. Breathing allergies, water travel, journeys, seeing through people, protection.
Translucent purple-pink-brown hexagonal, or white needle crystals. Deep, peaceful meditation; uplifts emotions. Centering, overview, patience under stress, helps us navigate business/managerial/personal challenges with a clear head and steady hand. Giving and receiving easily. Balances yin-yang. Eyes, brain, Central Nervous System, heart, opens spiritual/brow chakra for day-to-day living with an open heart and mind.
Translucent dark/lt. green quartz. Heals emotional pain/fear/imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra. Historically also draws out heat of fevers, inflammation, nervous system, stress. In your bath water, a soft, soothing stone for general healing. Universal love, truth, prosperity. Much like Agate.
Solid deep blue, blue-purple. Activates brow and throat Chakra more assertive communication and alert, quite, deep access to subconscious and other times/places/lives. Psychicness, creativity, decisiveness, deeper insight, seeing truth, reduces depression, anger, abnormal cell growth. High copper content stimulates thyroid, sinus, skin cleansing, spleen, nervous system, mental and etheric bodies.
Strong, hard. (Some look "Greasy"). Clear: Brow & Throat Chakra Heliodor/Golden Brown: Stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine, bones, Solar Plexus and 3rd eye Chakra with warm sun energy for mental clarity, confidence, will power, visualizing, protection. Helps stomach, intestines, works with mental body for exhaustion, depression, ulcers, nausea, eating disorders. Cleans emotional and physical toxins from liver, skin, including fear and resentment. Pink: Excellent for heart Chakra growth, transition, stabilizing.
("Heliotrope") Solid dark green, red flecks. Electromagnetic (high iron). Ancient Egypt, Atlantis used to calm, ground, revitalize. Classic for wealth, menstrual cramps, anemia, bloodclots, hemorrhoids, birthing/reproductivity, imbalance. Cleansing heart and blood circulation, marrow, thymus, lungs; Heart.
Iron-magnetite concretion. Solid round, grey-brown discs with high iron. Grounding, electromagnetic. Balances body's energy field. Many have found they reduce pain by holding 1 in each hand. Recharges electrically in sun. (Store boji's apart -magneticness neutralizes each other. Also wearing/holding with tiger's eye or other stone containing asbestos may bring on ill feeling.) Rough "male" and smooth "female" stones both have + and - charge.
Flattens and grounds energy. (poor conductor); not generally used for healing. can dull/block energy. May be used as shield, reducing sensitivity and awareness.
Milky yellow, peach, green, white or clear crystals. Soft. Lime Green: Tranquility; soothes spiritual heart; helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Cleans toxins and fumes from body. Needs cleansing if sticky. Yellow: Spine, bones. Detoxification of kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Decalcifying joints. Clear/Optical: Clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. Blue: Eases pain (especially back). Orange: Uplifting, joy, happiness, humor.
Chalcedony (jasper) qtz. Translucent. confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness, outgoingness. Precision, analysis, appetite, awareness of feelings. Orange and yellow Chakra. Warms and cleanses blood, kidneys, stimulates appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, celebration, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet.
White, clear, or cool lt. blue cluster crystals. Gentle. Soothes nerves, stress. Quiets mind. Serenity, harmony, easiness, stillness for receiving, connection to spirit, overview, creativity. Helps Throat Chakra. Honesty, openness, stress, worry, hearing, thyroid, potassium/manganese deficiency, Central Nervous System, tiredness, fades in sunlight.
Clear/misty white to brown. Helps us be centered, confident, capable and versatile amidst life's challenges. Grounding to here/now and higher self. Graciousness, good listening/communication skills. Translate higher concepts to everyday language. Psychicness, clarity. Shows what we can/can't change. Letting go (stress, addictions..) Insomnia, Central Nervous System, coordination, general healing. Both grounds root chakra and opens crown (& Throat) Chakra. Plant growth , protection against bugs.
Purple, solid. Newly coming into greater use. Works with Indigo & violet Chakra to transmute/lift us out of emotions, fear. Seeing old patterns with new possibilities. Opens heart, inspiration, service, seeing clearly (mentally, physically, psychically), faster healing. Some find useful also for entity release work and alcohol/liver detoxification.
Translucent Gold or Green Cat's Eye (often confused with qtz. Tiger's Eye, but rarer). Usually clear, green or green/brown, nongreasy. For acquiring more prosperity. Confidence, self-pride, healing. Amplifies other gems Some are irradiated to turn green- trust your feeling with each stone.
Solid Lt. blue/blue-green. Gentle, soothing, friendly. Excellent for Heart Chakra; flushes and heals heart blocks (loss, hurt, guilt, fear...) for allowingness, flexibility, self-forgiveness, peace of heart, patience. Keeps one in light, love, and healing daily. On Throat, expressing feelings, verbal and artistic creativity, thyroid. Also, heart bloodsugar, and emotional balance. High conductivity from copper draws out pain, heat (fevers, inflammations, arthritis...), Excellent therapeutic assistance for healing loss, incest, other traumas. Cleanses auric field. Dreams and Earth healing.
Bright translucent green chalcedony. Uplifts heart Chakra. Greater flexibility, wisdom, generosity, self-confidence. Heals depression, excess self-focus, emotions/sexual imbalance. Placed on heart, neck, or on brown for meditation.
Clear yellow qtz. (Yellow from Iron.) For Solar Plexus Chakra. Mental and emotional clarity. Problem-solving, memory, will power, optimism, confidence, self-discipline, digestion. Reduces anxiety, fear, depression, stomach tension, food disorders, allergies. Detoxification: Spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system, intestines. Electromagnetic.
(Calcite, pink from Cobalt) Brings love, patience, gentleness, compassion. Soothes intensity of feelings. Mental and emotional balance.
Excellent energy conductor! Sends and amplifies thoughts, healing, and gem electrical energy into wearer's energy field. Next to skin: Detoxes and soothes arthritis, rheumatism, other inflammation problems. 3rd chakra: stomach, intestines. Warms, releases resentment, anger. Built up in joints as arthritis. Exhaustion recovery, circulation, balances warm sun energy and cool lunar energy. Energize with sun.
Calcium and calcite. Red and orange: stimulates Root and Spleen Chakra for energy and warmth, fertility. Energizes emotions. Muscles, blood, heart, reproductive system; thyroid, metabolism; meridians; spine, bone and tissue regeneration. (Avoid if high blood pressure, fever, anxious.) Pink: Heart Chakra, increases sensitivity, caring, compassion. White: Soothes; heals meridians, stress, smell ability, nerves. Black: Creativity, repels lower energies.
Second hardest mineral. Insight to the unknown. Intuitive awareness, stimulates ambition, confidence. Subdues and calms emotions, harsh and irritable attitudes, releases anger. Soothes and smooths the skin, eye disorders, brings peace to the body.
Deep wine red. (High copper content) Opens flow of Root and Spleen Chakras, Kundalini energy, will power. Also, with Heart Chakra. Strengthens thymus, heart, blood, and oxygen, metabolism, stamina and healing. Historically also heals relationship with father, the yang side of us, masculinity (for men) and confidence/security issues. Access past life.
Clear crystal. Powerfully radiates bright, pure, white light, filling our body, mind, and spirit (and relationships) with loving light. Excellent to cleanse, purify, or debrief. Fills Crown Chakra with joy and illumination. Brings truth, honesty, a smile to the heart and open receptivity to mind and spirit. Strengthens mind, nervous system, life force, awareness. Excellent healing tool.
A gypsum. Lt. brown. Gently grounding; clarifies thinking and mental vision, perception. Quiets worry, brings out practicality. (Related to Selenite.) Quiets the mind. Used to access past/future lives, assists in bring material persuits related to business. Provides flexibility to one's nature, strengthens decisions, align the spinal column and removes energy blockage. Stabilizes epileptic disorders.
(Carbon) Powerfully absorbs and amplifies thoughts/attitudes of user, other gems, and wearer's strengths and weaknesses: Prosperity, generosity/ vs. miserly; love vs. distrust; overview, spirituality vs. lust, immediate gratification. Used with loving, clear intent; clears blocks, opens Crown Chakra: spiritual love, peace. Clarity, trust, confidence. Cleanse thoroughly (It can hold our other's previous attitudes, emotions...) Ancients also used for detoxing.
Clear, deep green. Deep healing and expansion of Heart center, love, commitment, trust humbleness, heart, lungs.
Tiny deep blue-green silicate crystals. Its powerful green reaches deep into the Heart Chakra to release and heal sadness, heartache, abuse, neglect...Converts loss (recent/childhood) into self-love. Empowers heart with new depth, strength, healthiness, courage, ability to love deeply, unconditionally. Connects emotional heart with spiritual heart to receive abundance. Promotes genuineness, sincerity, emotional balance, self-worth, deep well-being. Central Nervous System, lungs, heart, blood pressure, stress. Can send healing deep into the earth.
Pink/pastel/milky to clear. Clear varieties, especially pink are used to softly open and heal Heart Chakra. Soothes hurt, loneliness, anxiety. Facilitates giving and receiving, generosity, spontaneity, creativity, energy uplift. Calcium content strengthens bones, teeth, muscles, woman's reproductive system; helps PMS.
(chrysocolla and malachite) (incl. turquoise). Excels in healing emotional and physical aspects of heart/lungs and Throat Chakra. Flushes out/heals hurt, fear, stress, loss. Antidepressant. Sinuses, mouth; Bone and tissue regeneration. On Solar Plexus: Aligns the subtle bodies, harmonizes heart, mind, and body. Wholeness, peace of heart, self-expression, creativity. Balances yin/yang. Draws out pain, inflammation, fever.
Special form of clear/smokey qtz. Changes confusion/illusions to clarity, seeing truth, overview. Psychicness, openness to higher self/God/spirituality. Stimulates crown chakra/pineal to rise above situations, emotions. May initially intensify lower thoughts (ego, denial, self-judging...) to release these blocks to open heart/mind. Healing brain cells from drug/alcohol use. "All-seeing Stone" brings infusion of light. Use as a bridge stone to enhance energy flow between chakras.
Beryl. Strengthens Heart Chakra for abundance, growth, peace, harmony, patience, love, fidelity, honesty. Lifts depression, insomnia. Knowingness of the heart, peaceful dreams. Breathing, heart, lymphnodes, blood, thymus, pancreas (blood sugar rebalance), labor/delivery, eyesight, and etheric field. Excellent general healer. Ancient blood detoxifier and anti-poison. Androgynous.
Deep green, striated. Strengthens over all health, heart, well-being, energy. Courage, stamina. Helps take good care of one's self (food, rest, etc.)
All rainbow colors. Important balancer, healer. Opens heart (especially green), Throat Brow, Crown Chakra for clarity, overview, seeing additional truths/realities. Spleen bones, teeth, lungs, detoxification, anxiety, insomnia. Clear and Purple: Objectivity; clears the way for new things, uplifting, aura cleanse, 3rd eye, eyesight, sinuses; repels colds. Enhances other gems. Green: Stills mind and heart, harmonizes and recharges all Chakra. Blue: Throat, nose, ears, soothing; Karmic impasses resolved, atonement relieved. Yellow: Focus, cooperation, group alignment. Yttrium: Lavender, well-being, serenity, peace, connection with universe/God/eternal life force. Clusters: lowers work/life stress (helpful on your desk) Double Pyramid: Aligns spirit with physical plane, inner with outer awareness, and 2 sides/brain; Crown Chakra, illuminating karmic lessons.
Fuchsite is a CHROME-mica, Muscovite is a white mica. Lightheartedness, friendliness, compassion, recovery, immunity. Speeds deeper healing.
(Only clear is used for healing) Use cut and polished. The brighter the better. Red: Root and Spleen Chakra. Warms, energizes emotionally and physically (arthritis, frostbite, paralysis), grounds. Used by ancient cultures. Exhaustion, low Blood Pressure, detoxing and strengthening blood, muscles, kidneys, gallstones. Stimulates life force and sexuality, hormone balance, antibodies, fertility, persistence, stamina, passion, confidence (and stubbornness). Yang (avoid if excess anger, impatience, high blood pressure, heat, inflammation, etc.) Root Chakra. Orange: Warmth, energy. Spleen Chakra. Green energy.
Gem quality Chrysocolla. Highly Evolved. See Silica.
Geodes are spherical stones containing cavities lined with crystalline structure growing towards the center. It usually contains quartz, amethyst, citrine, or clacite. Facilitates astral travel and assistance in the pursuits of mathamatics. Allow one to both recognize and analyze the decision-making process. Allows freedom to shape one's future, connection to the higher planes, stimulates communication skills. Used in the treatment of hands, lungs and nervous disorders.
Excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, especially on Solar plexus and Heart Chakra. Strengthens meridians, nerve system, digestion. Positively charged with warming sun energy. Often worn by teachers/healers, especially after much self-healing (addictions, childhood...) Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts/emotions/energy (Greed too). Yang. Pink = Gold + copper. Lovingness, warmth, spirituality. Amplifies gem effects. White: Combines sun and moon's energy, thus higher conductor and amplifier.
Medium brown with tiny coppery glitter. Goldstone is a man-made stone, just a type of glass with glittery metallic material in it. It is a valid classification, as it has many properties of NATURAL glasses, such as obsidian which are modified by its being man-made and having been doped with additives. Originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. Gently uplifting, mildly helpful to Solar plexus Chakra to reduce stomach tension, protect center of body.
Hawk's Eye/Falcon's Eye:
Natural Green, gray or blue Tiger's eye-like quartz. Helps gain perspective to see/face situations fully. Seeing the overview clearly and unflinchingly, as from a Hawk's eyes. Stomach and brow chakras. Blue: Deepens meditation. helps us see the truth (self, others, situations) in order to grow.
Hematite & Marcasite:
Silver-gray metallic is an iron ore which is iron oxide usually FeO2. Marcasite is iron sulfide. One of the most grounding of all stones (Root Chakra.) Condenses scatteredness, fuzziness into mental clarity, concentration, memory, practicality, helps study, bookkeeping, detail work, sound sleep. Confidence, will power, boldness. Egyptians used also to calm hysteria and anxiety. Yang. Helps us adjust to being physical. Spleen, blood, cleanse. Can deflect. Regroups after jet lag, stress, birth, anesthesia.
A special clear quartz. Shifts brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness, opening the Brow and Crown Chakra for a strong, clear channel, psychic readings, meditation. May take one too "high"/spacey to wear. The "Dream stone" - in meditation or pillow, it wonderfully enhances visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall. Amplifies and stores thoughts, energy; use as bridge to stimulate energy flow up through the Chakras. Cleanse often.
A spodumene, like kunzite. Green. Best known for drawing prosperity. Clears heart to receive. Eases love or dollar loss. Calming.
Gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety, emotional intensity, etc. Quietly loving, calming. Works with the heart center, bringing greater gentleness, patience, tact. Helps bones, teeth, and other calcium aspects of body.
(Cordierite) Clear bluish-lavender. Opens a light pathway from Throat Chakra up through Crown. Truth, simplicity, imagery, peace. Living at higher awareness level. Alcohol/addiction detoxificator, sobriety. A newer stone recently more available.
Solid to translucent. Jade may come in a variety of colors, green, blue, black, violet, white, yellow and a reddish and brownish variety. Each with its own slightly different use. Green: Health, wealth, longevity stone. Ancient Chinese used also for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony. Lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification, nervous system. Androgynous. A gentle, steady energy.
Chalcedony qtz. Multicolored, solid. Yellow, orange, brown, green. Yellow for stomach, intestines, liver, spleen areas. earthy grounding. Green: Respiratory/Heart Chakra. General tissue regeneration; mineral assimilation; general healing. Darker colors: more grounding.
Spodumene with lithium. Pink, clear. Powerful, high level stone. Strengthens healers, teachers. Opens the emotional heart and spiritual heart. Unconditional lovingness, compassion. Healing abuse/loss/addictions. helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self, oneness. Reduces depression, mood swings, stress, radiation. Also Brow and Crown Chakra. Deepens altered state: psychic readings, healing...being centered emotionally and spiritually.
Light blue, splintery. Placed on brow, this opens 3rd eye and blue/throat Chakra. Enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness, meditation, communication. On 3rd eye; answers questions, especially in imagery. Brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts, visualization. Tranquility.
Labradorite (Spectrolite) :
Subtle green/blue/yellow/etc. metallic iridescent. Brings forth each person's strengths to share with the world. Originality. Easier, more restful sleep. Helps us relate to others. Opens energy flow to Solar plexus and Brow Chakra and whatever other centers are most in need. Still evolving along with us. Fragile, avoid salt cleansing.
Solid, med. to dk. blue. In meditation, opens Brow Chakra: higher guidance, intuition, connection to higher self, overview, decisions for good of all. Organizes, quiets mind. Opens Throat/Thyroid Chakra: Self-expression, writing, creativity, dream insight, allows total awareness...Anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, autism, shyness, nervous system, depression, serenity, self-acceptance; MS, speech, hearing, pituitary, DNA, lymph, inflammation, pain (especially head), protection stone. Shelters the wearer like a shield.
A gentle, soft, sky-blue Caribbean healer. Brings tranquility of water/sea and air to heart and mind. Soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life, changes with love. Self-expression, patience, acceptingness, simplicity, creativity, artwork. With red spots: helps gentle people be assertive. Cools, draws out inflammation, fevers, sunburn heat. Especially helps the creativity and Throat Chakra. (shoulder, thyroid, nose). Pleasantly uplifts the heart and eases stress.
Lepidolite is a lithium-mica. It is high in lithium and was originally mined for the mineral. Solid lavender to soft pink, dull, sparkly. Calms and relaxes. Gently eases intensity of feelings, stress, mood swings, depression, manic-depression, self-criticism, anxiety, addictions, worrying. Brings hope, relief, gentleness, self-love, patience, self-forgiveness, unworried sleep, mental/emotional balance, well-being. For master gland and immune system, skin, DNA. Balances Brow Chakra with new spiritual love. Fragile; salt water cleanse may cause it to break apart.
(Magnetite, Iron.) Metallic black, natural magnet. Related to (and works like) hematite for grounding, clear thinking, focus (detail work, decisions, etc.). Electromagnetically pulls toxic blocks and pain from energy meridians, pancreas, and lower glands.
Steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. On brow: Stimulates physical and psychic vision, concentration. For heart and solar plexus centers: Stomach, liver, kidney stones, lungs, immune system, radiation, MS, circulation. Powerful healer with azurite or chrysocolla for healing: Releases and draws out pain, inflammation, depression, anger; heals blocks. Protects well by powerfully cleaning the auric field, rapidly absorbing undesirable energies, including: computer, TV, and other radiation, etc. Place in the 4 corners of a room to cleanse carpet toxins/gases. Clean very frequently -- daily if possible!
Usually solid, dull, mottled, brownish to black. Noniron varieties amplify thoughts/telepathic sending/receiving, greater awareness, some connection to extraterrestrial life. Odd/unusual energy, best used by those drawn to them.
Greenish to brown-green Tektite (fell to earth). Dull outside, deep clear green inside. Powerfully expands psychicness, channeling. On Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown: Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual. An intense meteorite helping people incarnating from elsewhere be more comfortable here on earth (reducing asthma, toxin sensitivity, emotional intensity, epilepsy...)(May make some too spacey; be sure to ground self after use and before driving). Fragile - Don't salt cleanse! More rare, expensive and powerful than a plain "tektite."
Feldspar (contains aluminum). Translucent with white, pink, yellow, soft sheen. Soothes stress, anxiety, women's hormones/menstrual imbalance, lymph. Enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings and less overwhelmed by personal feelings. Greater flexibility and flow with life. Connects 2nd and 6th Chakra and Pineal for emotional balance, gracefulness. Helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine/yin receiving side. Especially for water signs. Used for protection against the perils of travel.
Related to Emerald and Aquamarine. Clear/soft pink to violet, translucent to clear. Inspires spiritual lovingness, compassion, equality, upliftment, empathy, patience. Spiritual Heart Chakra. Also heart, lungs, breathing, throat, oxygenation. One of the highest frequency stones available.
Mother of Pearl (MOP):
Beads/decor made of glossy pearly inside of pearl oyster shell. (Isn't a stone) Carries the gentle, peaceful healing energy of the sea. Relaxes, soothes emotions, sensitivity, stress.
Solid/translucent black to smoky. (Incl. "Navaho/Apache Tears") Objectivity, dis-attachment, grounding. Reduces fantasy/escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, thus protective. Unusual black stone: Absorbs dark and converts to white light. Friendly. Can't be misused. Root Chakra. Brings higher Chakra light into lower ones; cleanses, uplifts. Changes fear into flexibility with change. SNOWFLAKE: Clairaudience and owning our lower aspects for growth; Healthy balance. (Be aware - Obsidian balls help to see truths by initially amplifying beliefs, patterns, fears, blocking our growth.) GREEN: Heals broken crystals and charges them.
Balances and grounds. Absorbs and flattens emotional intensity. Androgynous. Excellent for centering/aligning total person with higher powers. Banish grief,enhance self control, wise decision-making, encourages happiness/good fortune. Can be used to provide a "peek" into the future, helps one to follow the path alone, promotes personal strength, understand the reality of the moment, become the master of one's own future. Helps with disorders of soft tissue, bone marrow and the feet. Black: Root Chakra. Grounding. Green:Heart Chakra. Yellow: 3rd Seriousness, logic. Blue: 5th Chakra.
A silicate. Contains water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). Less inhibition, more spontaneity. Crown and Brow Chakra. Visualization, imagination, dreams, healing. Easily absorbs, stores emotions and thoughts. Fragile. Fades/cracks in sun, heat, salt, acidic foods. Moisten frequently with water or oil. Some cancel/negate other gems. (backfires if not used for good of all) May change color with high energy/intensity people. White: Balances Left and Right. Brain. "Black"/Dk blue: One of the most potent. Fire Opals: May stimulate passion, temper, energy.
White: Symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith. Of the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, thus balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbs thoughts, emotions. For Solar plexus Chakra (digestion, stomach, immunity) and emotional stress. Low integrity or anger rebounds to user (like Opal). Cleanse frequently. Fire signs less compatible unless drawn to Pearl. May cool and soothe. Gold and Black: Also for prosperity. Pink: Works especially with the Heart Chakra. Pearls best without other gems. Divers wear for shark protection.
Clear bright green/green-yellow. Clears Heart Chakra, pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth, openness. Used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Incas to gently cleanse and heal the physical heart. (lungs, lymph, breast) Yellower gems also for Solar Plexus Chakra (stomach, liver, adrenal...) Helps understand relationships, other realities Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety.
(Phenakite) Milky white to clear crystal. A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other stones.
Utilized for meditation. Enhances the ability to make contact with unseen entities. Multiplies/increases energy and strengthens ones protective fields. Considered the stone for dreaming/remembering. Increases ability for prophesy. Allows inner knowing. Powerful stone, not to be taken lightly. Increases accuracy with predictions.
(with iron) One of the most grounding stones in use today. Used for focus, practicality, logic, memory, clearing fuzzy thinking/scatteredness etc. like Hematite. Helps Yellow Chakra: Stomach, intestines, ulcers; sulfur and mineral assimilation, circulation, body acidity imbalances, depression, illusions/lack of clarity about situations/people. Great for grounding spiciness after meditation/psychic readings. Represents Sun's golden energy.
Quartz "Rock Crystal":
Clear, many forms and colors! Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse, store info/energy in, program or amplify energy and healing with. Can both draw and send energy. Powerful clear ones open Brow, Crown, and Transpersonal Chakra for meditation, sending/receiving guidance. Stimulates natural crystals in body tissues and fluids to resonate at new healing frequency. See also many other stones (Amethyst, Tiger's Eye...) India: Detected food poison by clarity change. Yin or Androgynous. Works with all chakras and master gland. All With Chlorite: Powerful for sending and advanced specialized uses.
Blue (Or gray/lavender): A good healing stone for linking heart with Throat and Brow Chakra to expand self expression and creativity, plus refining communication skill to new levels. Eases throat tension. Immune system, thyroid, iodine and B Vitamin use. Some say shining light through Blue Quartz can help reduce need for glasses. Still evolving. Yin.
Translucent to clear Pink. Love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love, emotional balance. Soft. Gently soothes and warms heart center. Emotional healing, loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence, resentment, anger. Slowly eases childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love, low self-esteem. Cleanse and recharge often. Especially if fades. Aligns mental, emotional, and astral bodies.
Clear Quartz with metallic, golden rutile, copper, or blue/gray titanium fibers that powerfully electrically conduct and amplify energy/thoughts/programming for healing. Intensifies/deepens altered states. Opens Crown/Brown Chakra for meditation, clairvoyance, telepathy, insight. Some make one too spacey or scattered to wear. (Induces Alpha) Stimulates immunity, strength, blue corona, imagery, dreams. Golden fibers may increase radiation protection and health rejuvenation. Each stone's energy/qualities are unique. Androgynous.
2 kinds: 1.) Smoky, rootbeer, or chocolate-colored clear crystals. The clearest, most intense ones powerfully open the Crown Chakra crawing light down the Root Chakra, inducing Alpha/deep meditation for channeling/higher guidance, deep relaxation, lovingness. Ancient use also to stimulate meridians, kundalini, and correct fertility/PMS/reproductive imbalance. Stores info well. Alleviates fear, anxiety, depression, emotional Dense, dull, solid/semisolid black/brown, less attractive. Very grounding, opposite of other smokeys. May feel dense, heavy, nonconductive Many were irradiated to turn them this flat, dark color with white edge of base. If so, they're not useful for conducting light/healing, thus less useful for wearing or healing.
Solid to clear pink. Gentle, yet probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially for giving/receiving love. Also for loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse, incest...Helps self-forgiveness, deservingness and trust issues, spiritual-and self-love, desire to live, purpose. Best worn 24 hrs. a day. Electromagnetic. Stronger than Rose Qtz. Solar plexus, stomach (anxiety), food addictions, anorexia, asthma, eyesight (especially emotional not-seeing, to avoid pain). thymus. Open the hand healing Chakras. Specialized uses to detox/heal blood, liver, cancer.
Pink, black inclusions. Works with Heart Chakra; helps us express confidence and lovingness on physical plane in day-to-day ways. Calms and feeds the soul through the heart; love and service. Soothes nightmares. Stress, heartache, loss, etc. Ancient use also: Speech/hearing problems/growth, fear, illness (emphysema, asthma...) Strengthens mantras, chanting, affirmations, singing, toning.
Strengthens, grounds/rejuvenates, warms. Unites heart and body for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina, steadiness. High Lithium content (thus pink/red color) brings emotional balance, lovingness, devotion in a down-to-earth way. Balances body's electrochemistry. Heart and Root Chakra. Helps detach from personal pain. Releases reproductive, blocks; stimulates fertility. Used to strengthen and detox blood and immune system and to ease radiation effects. Yang.
Red Corundum. Contains chromium (blood sugar balance). Warms, energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra), love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Attempted use for pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots, blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. Stimulates circulation, menses, pituitary healing the earth.
See Quartz - Rutilated.
Corundum. Blue, green, pink, purple, clear. Related to Ruby. Blue: Communication, insight, intuition, clairaudience, inspiration, spiritual prayer/devotion, peacefulness. Pituitary and Thyroid. Detoxing skin, body. Antidepressant. Cools, contracts, soothes, thus reducing inflammation, fevers, nosebleeds. Hearing problems, TB, burns, etc. Nervous system (& Epilepsy) and meridians. Strongest if next to skin. Especially Throat Chakra. Also: wisdom, will, centering, cheerfulness, luck. Reduces radiation effects, anxiety, procrastination. Some effects subtle. Black: more grounding. Protection. May strengthen by posing challenges to overcome.
A Gypsum. White/clear striated crystals. Mental focus, growth, luck, immunity, kundalini. Centuries-old recordkeepers of events/information. Smoothes emotions. Holding crystal, visualize it bringing white light/energy (higher ideas/consciousness) from transpersonal point above head down through body, out through feet into earth/physical plane. Place on 3rd eye for stored info. May help physical and emotional letting go. Repro; spine and nerve system, emotional and athletic flexibility. Sends healing to the earth. Expands sensitivity, field of awareness.
Silica: "Gem Silica":
The highest, purest form of gem quality Chrysocolla. One of the highest evolved blue-green stones. (Also see: Chrysocolla.)
Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Works on mind/emotions to see overview, emotional balance, patience. Like the moon's energy, it has gentle, cool, smoothing effect. Thus it reduces inflammation, fever, nervous system stress. Best with the gentler, cooler-colored gems. Works with pituitary and upper energy centers. Generally Yin. Wear the metal that you feel attracted to.
Light blue, pink, or lavender fuzzy bubbles. Harmonizes and aligns Heart, Throat, and Brow Chakra for smoother communications, leadership, perceptiveness and depth in relationships, and expansion into new areas. Meditation clarity, and receptiveness. Insight via dreams, dream recall. Versatile; Historically works well in many areas, especially Throat Chakra, nose, lymph, immunity; tissue elasticity. Chakra corresponds with stone color.
General communication and writing stone. Logic, ideas, truth. Balances body energy levels via thyroid, pituitary, lymph, and other glands. Helps Throat Chakra, insomnia, neck, mouth, hearing, bloodsugar, etc. Cooling and drawing for infections, burns, sinus inflammations, high blood pressure, etc. Still evolving.
Blue, green. Calms alleviates stress, depression. mental rejuvenation. Most commonly used to aid in detox (together with fasting, enemas, and alcohol/chemical detox of blood and organs, including skin). Red: Also for strength, kundalini.
Brown/grey, crosslike extrusions. Represents four elements and joining of spirit with earth/matter. Spirituality, compassion, allowingness, dis-attachment; Focus centered on the Here and Now.
Pale pink/gray/white. Pink is especially helpful with loving, creative energy, acceptingness, allowingness, letting go, manifesting May vivify/heighten physical senses, esp. taste. Detoxifies. Gentle self-expression.
Sugilite (AKA: Luvulite/Royal Azele):
Solid, purple. Important healer's stone used to gently draw out pain (headaches too), inflammation, stress, dis-ease, toxins, emotional blocks. Protects; Absorbs and dissolves anger, hurt, unwanted energies. Is placed on Brow to alleviate depression/despair, stress. Brings spirit/light into physical body and heart for healing. Balances adrenal, pineal, pituitary, Lt/Rt brain. Peace of mind, well being, spiritual love. Androgynous.
Solid/clear yellow. Rejuvenating, especially if one does a great deal of thinking/mental wk and little physical exercise. Mental clarity, focus, analysis, understanding, willpower, discipline, confidence. Used in Egypt and modern hot springs/baths for arthritis, pain, rheumatism, swelling, lymph, cysts, hemorrhoids. Traditionally very healing for wounds, cleansing and healing skin, sinus, pancreas, liver, syphilis, appendix, indigestion, insomnia, depression; Strengthens endocrine glands. Found in garlic, mustard, chives, onions, horseradish, etc. Repels garden bugs.
Aventurine feldspar with gold-orange metallic sheen. Warms the heart and lifts/rejuvenates the spirit. Protection, life force, grounding.
Rare, Clear, blue-purple-violate Zoisite crystal. (Use clear ones for healing meditation.) Placed on brow, it powerfully opens brow plus Crown centers for clairaudience, visions, spiritual connectedness, protection, manifesting. Helps expand our physical and mental seeing, hearing, hair, skin.
Chalcedony Quartz Cat's Eye. Yellow-gold. Confidence, willpower, clear thinking (and thus speaking), personal power in life. Yellow/Solar Plexus Chakra. (Not as strong as citrine or Topaz.) Works on Mental plane: amplifies thinking and manifesting what you think about (careful)! will. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, so centered, less emotional. Digestion, stomach, anxiety, ulcers, bones. Rub with essential oil on Front. bottom for blood detox. Use with malachite or pearl for mental/emotional balance, understanding. Helps change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality, logic. Yang. Green or Blue: See Hawk's Eye.
Golden or pink/"Champagne" Crystal. Golden: The most powerful, electromagnetic of yellow/solar plexus gems. A strong, steady, high level gem for mental clarity, focus, perceptivity, high level concepts, confidence, personal power, stamina. Helps mood swings, insomnia, worries, fears, depression, exhaustion, nervous system stress, stomach anxiety. Also works somewhat with the Crown Chakra. Liver/pancreas detoxification, bloodsugar balance, tissue and backbone strengthener (physically and emotionally). Radiates warmth, sun/light energy, protection. Excellent for water signs, teachers, excess work stress, manifesting, higher-self connection. Brings emotions and thinking into balance. Pink and Champagne: Works also especially with the heart for love, spiritual compassion. Blue: Alignment with our higher self, creative expression, writing, focus on your path.
A powerful, electromagnetic, striated gem. Strengthens body and spirit (and meridians), transmutes lower frequency thought/energy to a higher frequency of light and brings light/spirit into the physical. Radiates light protection for wearer. Clears higher frequency, effectiveness. Especially for nervous system; blood/lymph toxins.
Powerfully deflects/shields against unwanted or dark energies, especially for sensitive people. Grounds spiritual/light energy into Root Chakra, for centeredness amid chaos. Neutralizes fears, resentment, neurosis, obsessions, intestinal or spine energy blocks, toxins, constipation. Place at feet, knees, or base of spine for groundedness during/after healing. Radiation protection.
Blue (Indicolite) Tourmaline:
Wonderful for aligning with higher self for deep insight, vision, intuition, mental peace, patience, nerve system. Throat Chakra
Taking heart, will to live, life-force, prosperity, compassion. Energizes Central Nervous System (for neuralgia, migraine, burns, etc.) Opens/heals physical and emotional Heart Chakra. Lungs, asthma. Cleanses meridians and blocks, stimulates new growth, rejuvenates heart, lymph, immune system. Thymus and entire body health. Yang.
Emotional and spiritual love, healing loss, emotional pain, fear, self-gentleness (especially with severe illness like cancer, emphysema). Best in combination with counseling. Most powerful together with Kunzite or Rhodocrosite. Self-love, compassion, release of old hurt. Trust. See Rubellite.
(Red/pink and green) Brings together compassion, passion, depth of heart with life-force and groundedness (red). Emotional and spiritual love (light pink) expressed in the physical heart (Green) Excels for immune system and life-threatening illnesses. Balances metabolism, endocrine system; harmonizing. Empowers other tourmalines. Yin/yang balance.
Lt blue/blue-green. A good general healer for all illnesses and excellent conductor (high copper). This gentle, cool, soothing stone is a Native American classic. It opens the Throat Chakra, for open communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding, upliftment; Opens the Heart Chakra for giving/receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual love for healing, help. On brow: Psychic connection to great spirit. Strengthens and aligns all meridians, chakras, and energy fields. Like amethyst, it protects and detoxes from alcohol, poison, pollution, x-ray/sun radiation. Ancient absorber of "negativity"; protection from "evil eye." Brings wisdom. Helps anorexia, headache, fear, etc. Throat, lungs, asthma, infections, teeth, TMJ, hearing, high blood pressure, creativity block, depression. Dull, paler, weaker. Works well with Chrysocolla, best with Silver. Used for healing on every continent! Androgynous, balances yin/yang. Fades in sunlight, sweat, oil, dishwater...Avoid bleach/chlorine!
Ulexite ("TV Stone"):
White/Translucent. Insight into self and others; seeing solutions to difficulties. Somewhat 3rd eye opening. Some find it helpful for amplifying dreams, imagination, imagery, fantasy states for creativity (not recommended if addictive or escapism tendency). May fall apart if soaked in water.
Solid cool, pale green. eases depression, fear, worry, anxiety, impatience, stress of a hectic/pressured day by bringing calm and stillness to even the most busy/talkative mind, thus a good meditation stone. Works on astral and etheric level for healing via the nervous system (Central Nervous System) and at DNA level. Centers the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakra; also slightly helpful for intuition center. Skin and blood vessel elasticity, impotence/male reproductive healing.
We often think of the emotions as originating and residing in the heart, but another place where they live, often imprisoned, is in the solar plexus. As young children, discouraged away from the full expression of our emotions, we learn that shallow breathing helps us not to feel as much. The repression of feeling can become automatic, and life, while perhaps less painful, also has less joy. Unakite can be very helpful in the steady release of feelings long held in. An opaque coral and olive-green stone (two colors associated with the solar plexus), it consists of three minerals: feldspar, epidote, and quartz. When one is supported by deepened self-esteem and self-awareness, it is easier to allow old feelings to arise so that they may be released. Unakite lends another element to self-awareness. In working with this stone people have noticed that they were able to go deeper than the physical symptoms of an illness and understanding the mental and emotional sources for it. It is also believed to help release conditions which have been inhibiting personal growth.
This is not one particular kind of stone, but usually any crystal that is sliced into a thin piece and often have a groove carved into the stone for the thumb. Worry stones are great to use in a stressful situation. You simply rub the flat stone with thumb and forefinger. It is said that the stone will absorb the stress from your body the more you gently rub the stone. Stones that are easily cut, such as agate, onyx, and quartz, make great Worry stones.
Translucent yellow to red, mostly orange crystal. Invigorates and harmonizes emotions, passion, appetite. Warms and grounds. Helps us get in touch with feelings. Used for healing and warming reproductive (especially women's). Spleen and yellow chakras, and digestion/nutrition assimilation. Cleanses and uplifts emotions, muddiness, stuckness or imbalance in spleen
All colors. Clear, colorless, natural form: Works with the Crown Chakra and transpersonal point (and pituitary and pineal) for Universal Truth, intuition, durability, steadiness, integrity and connection with "All That Is." Eases depression, insomnia. Also historical poison detoxifier. Man-made (cubic Zirconia or "CZ") is not nearly as strong/effective as natural. "Pink Ice" is pink CZ.
Green with red streaks of ruby. For trust in the universe, releasing fears. Strengthens heart, energy/adrenals and reproductive Chakra. General health.
The Root Chakra, 1st chakra: red/black: lodestone, ruby, garnet, smoky quartz, obsidian, onyx.
The Spleen Chakra, 2nd chakra: orange: carnelian, coral
The Solar Plexus Chakra, 3rd chakra: yellow: amber, topaz, citrine
The Heart Chakra, 4th chakra: green: emerald, tourmaline, aventurine, malachite
The Throat Chakra, 5th chakra: blue: turquoise, aquamarine, lapis, sodalite, quartz
The Brow Chakra, 6th chakra: purple: Lapis
The Crown Chakra, 7th chakra: clear: quartz, diamond, white amethyst
Projecting: destroy disease, strengthen conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Dense, heavy, and/or opaque. Red, orange, yellow, gold. Ruby, diamond, lava, topaz and rhodochrosite are some projecting stones.
Receiving stones: calming, soothing, inward or magnetic. Meditation, spirituality, wisdom, mysticism and peace. Translucent, green, blue, blue-green, purple, grey, silver, black, pink and white. Some good examples are moonstone, aquamarine, emerald, stones, rose quartz, pink tourmaline, kunzite, lapis lazuli, sugilite, sodalite and sapphire.
Red Stones: protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds.
Pink Stones: calm, sooth, stop distress, help with love. They smooth difficulties in relationships, help with self-love and are good for group rituals.
Orange Stones: for personal power, self esteem. They are connected to the Sun, attract luck and success, aid in positive outcomes.
Yellow Stones: communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, digestion, nervous system, skin problems, breathing disorders.
Green Stones: These are for healing. Eyes, kidneys, stomach, migraines, esp. Help with money, luck, prosperity, grounding and balance.
Blue Stones: calm emotions, sleep, healing, ulcers and inflammation. Use them in the bath for purification.
Purple Stones: mysticism, purification, meditation, psychic work, subconscious, health, obedience, headaches, mental illness, hair problems and sleep.
White Stones: These are ruled by the Moon. Sleep, psychism, promote lactation, protection after dark, gets rid of headaches
Black Stones: self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace, anxiety.
Crystals covered or partially covered with smaller crystals. The larger crystal is the "Old Soul" and contains the wisdom and trust which attracts the smaller crystals. Used in meditation to provide insights to family and/or community problems. Also excellent for those employed in "service organizations" to help stimulate a group cohesiveness and willingness to work together.
A large crystal with a smaller crystal(s) which penetrates and is located partially in, and partially out of the larger crystal. It facilitates bridging between the inner and outer worlds, between the self and others, and the self and other worlds. It is beneficial when working with the aspects of spirituality, the advanced metaphysical areas, and attempting to share this knowledge with others.
Recognized by a large seven sided face located in the center front position of the terminated end of the crystal; a triangular face is located on the opposite (back) side of the crystal. It provides for a conscious connection to the higher wisdom which is available from the higher self and/or to the wisdom of experience and enlightenment which is available from the "other side". Channeling crystals can be used to bring forth light and love from the most truthful and knowledgeable portions of the self.
Chlorite is one of the most favorable healing stones. Worn, carried or placed in ones environment, the properties of chlorite are overwhelmingly positive. It brings the energy to enhance cooperation and stimulates ones personal affinity with "All". It is a purifier and is quite useful for cleansing the aura, the chakras, and the energy meridians.
Crystals which have grown together, free-standing or on a sandstone base. To foster protection, cooperation, purification, harmony, friendship and intimacy; to break up negative energy in the environment.
Crystals which have a curved shape or which the sides are curved. Produced during the developmental stages, this is a rare occurrence. They emanate a gentle yet powerful energy and can be used to cleanse the aura, promote flexibility in ones attitude, and provide strength in decisions, among other things.
Crystal that is naturally faceted on both ends (terminals). To promote psychic ability and dream recall; to balance the body, mind and spirit.
"DRUSY (pronounced 'DREW-zee') "
Very small points which are described as "a myriad of very closely set tiny crystals".
The Drusy Clusters consist of tiny crystal points in their very formation, and are encrusted on either sandstone or quartz based matrixes. We like to think of drusy crystals for people who want to encourage ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow.
"EIGHT-FACED QUARTZ CRYSTALS"
Eight-faced crystals provide conservation of energy, of resources. They stimulate the removal of obstacles in ones path and provide for further installation of energy in all endeavors. They are said to be of other-worldly origination and to bring the capacity for actualization on all levels. In addition, they are said to bring order to ones life, to impart an energy of manifestation and to produce a melding of the spiritual and the angelic realms.
The Elestial Crystal is recognized by natural terminations over the body and face of an etched and/or layered crystal. Used to assist one in overcoming emotional burdens, to bring the heart and intellect into synchronicity, and to help one look within and to find the love that has always been there.
Empathic crystals are ones which are chipped or damaged in some way. They promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. They open and heal the hearts of those who have closed them while also protecting the open-hearted from too much pain.
A crystal with a single termination at one end and multiple terminations at the other end. It is believed this crystal will help channel space beings, celestial beings and guardian angels.
"FADEN" (pronounced "fah-den")
A crystal in which the inclusion of one or more white thread-like fibrous formations occurs. The Faden is visible within the quartz structure because it is surrounded by either a fluid filled or gaseous chamber. The fiber is located usually at or in proximity to the center of the crystal, perpendicular to the termination of the crystal and may be linear and undeviating or curved/bent. Is is a crystal of connection, stimulating and furthering connective forces between the self and that which is chosen as the recipient. It is also a stone for astral travel.
Clear crystal with fractures and inclusions within (sometimes called "Devic"). To facilitate communication with the spirits in nature; to open our hearts to the beauty and magic of nature; to encourage us to care for Mother Earth.
"GENERATOR POINTS" also called "MERLIN"
Excellent quality crystal points with a centrally located point (the facets on the point or tip are equidistant from one another, desirable for generators or wand making). They foster wisdom, focus, magical power and the wisdom to use the crystal in a proper manner.
A quartz crystal which is partially or totally covered with a transparent golden-yellow mineral. This has been used to assist one in attaining and maintaining contact with the spiritual worlds and to incite healing on all levels. It is an excellent stone for use in all healing situations and promotes the recognition of methods and techniques which will further recovery from all disorders.
Imprints left on the surfaces or facets of a crystal, where they grew in close proximity to another crystal. I haven't found reference to these marks in any crystal book, but have developed my own idea as to what they signify. I believe that crystals with imprints show how something is affected by outside influences, thereby changing the shape or form of the original structure, but the original structure adapts to its environment to allow for growth and change, while still maintaining its basic inherent truth and beauty.
"INCLUDED or INCLUSIONS"
When one is attracted to and uses included quartz, the quartz inclusion will work with the person to provide the further nourishment and qualities required. Usually the chlorite and hematite included quartz provide the most powerful healing-type of included quartz.
CHLORITE INCLUDED: Chlorite is one of the most favorable healing stones. Worn, carried, placed within ones environment, or used as an elixir, the properties of chlorite are overwhelmingly positive. It attacks anger, hostility, and exasperation, and dissipates the dissenting energy.
MANGANESE INCLUDED: I am told that most of the inclusions in the crystal from the mines I gather crystal from are Manganese inclusions. The color of manganese inclusions range from metallic grey to grey-black to black. It is a mineral of bonding, bringing others closer and activating the energies of cooperation in group efforts. It furthers a firm impenetrable resolve, such that that which one initiates, one completes.
A five sided facet to put you in touch with and help you strongly amplify your feminine energy. They put you in touch with the power of the Goddess. This is a helpful crystal for both men and women.
"JAPAN LAW TWIN"
Has been used to stimulate the synthesis of the perfection of the subtle bodies to the state of the physical body. Also used to dissipate and to transmute deviations, working out problems on both the physical and subtle levels. Excellent for clearing the aura and for aligning the auric body with the physical structure. Stabilizes emotions, to dispel anger, and to encourage one to "expect a miracle" among other qualities.
Recognized by a three or six-sided indented shape located on the crystal. The indent becomes narrower as it goes within the crystal, and ends within the crystal, usually in an apex termination. It is used to unlock the "doors" to healing concepts and to those aspects of the self which tend to be illusive. It further helps to answer questions like - why can't I..?
A long slender crystal with small faces comprising the termination. The crystal is wider at the base than at the tip (tapers inversely), and the angles of the sides of the crystal are curved, rather than straight, in many instances. These crystals have an intimate relationship with both inner and outer space.
The Manifestation crystal is recognized by a small crystal totally enclosed within a larger crystal, and they are very rare. The use of the manifestation crystal requires the inner knowledge that one is a clear and perfect channel, that a pure white light provides the guiding way, and that the purity of the Divine is within the inner self. They can also be used to facilitate artistic creativity, creative thinking, agricultural pursuits, and to increase or decrease any aspect of ones life.
The Phantom crystal is comprised of a white or colored material and may be partial or complete. The phantoms within a crystal provide an indication of the experiences and the transformations the crystal has undergone in its evolution. The crystal represents the many phases and the many types of life which may be experienced during ones lifetime. It is one of the Earth stones to be used for redemption and cleansing of the earth. The energy of the phantom works to bring together the participants of humanity to save the planet.
The Pocket quartz formation can be recognized by the formation of pockets in large quartz structures. Used to assist one in memory stimulation and to increase ones memory capacity.
Pyramids focus and amplify energy through their shape and molecular structure of the crystal from which they are made. The pyramid focuses energy in a tight beam through the apex and has been used to both charge and preserve objects. The energy taken on by the pyramid depends upon what type of crystal it is formed from.
Crystal which has rainbows inside when viewed in bright light. Promotes hope, happiness and optimism and awakens us to the beauty in Nature.
Crystals which have small pyramid-shaped marking on one or more facets which designated them as record-keepers or recorders. They are commonly thought of as "crystal memory banks" which contain ancient knowledge awaiting for just the right person who has the ability to decipher it's hidden power.
Rutile crystallizes in the form of prismatic crystals, or in this case, as needle-like crystals. It has been known to represent both the lovely hair of Venus and the "sweet" tipped arrows of love. It has been likened to the appearance of wheat straw and angel hair. The ethereal aspects of rutile bring strength with love, ease in transition, growth in all avenues of ones development, and calm, reason and order. Rutile is used for healing and balancing the aura via repelling negative energy. It affects the physical, etheric and astral bodies. It assists one in getting to the root of a problem and hence, provides for access to the reason for a dis-ease , so that one can remedy the situation. It is a stone for stabilizing relationships, marriages, mental processes, and emotional and physical imbalances.
Crystals which have "sealed" over their broken end with small triangular shaped facets, which also smoothes the broken edge (happens millennia ago when the crystal breaks in it's formation). Because these crystals have healed themselves, we view them as particularly powerful healing stones.
"SOUL-MATE or TWIN"
Two crystals grown together (attached side to side) and of a similar size. To promote loving contact, tender communication and togetherness; to help find our soul-mate on a personal level; to teach us our souls are joined to all beings on a spiritual level.
The spiral quartz crystal can be recognized by the twisted configuration throughout the body of the formation. It has been used to bring the universal spiral of energy to the physical body and to assist one in maintaining connection with the physical plane during meditation. It inspires the energy of love, such that all chakras are activated into a spontaneous flowing movement, providing for a balance of the male and female energies.
"TABULAR or TABBY"
A crystal with a flattened shape. To enhance communication, smooth energy flow and integration of ideas and balance; to facilitate understanding and dialogue between people; to help us communicate with nature.
Transmitters are recognized by a configuration of two symmetrical seven-sided faces with a perfect triangular face located between them. Through the use of these crystals, one can connect to the highest wisdom and can receive specific information to specific circumstances, OR can receive the universal truth necessary for ones growth to enlightenment.
A crystal with an extra diamond shaped facet. To let us see the Spirit realms, or to lead us within to see our own souls.