THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF GEMS AND MINERALS
Agate is named after a river in Sicily, called Achates, where it was found in the 4th century BC. Agate is the most varied and popular form of chalcedony, and is a versatile commercial stone. Typically, in the centre of the rock, there is a cavity in which crystals often form. An agate gem with a cavity is called a Geode. Agate gems are founding the lining cavities of volcanic rocks worldwide. The rock formation in which the agate is found is approximately 50 million years old.
Agate is a grounding stone. It improves perception and analytical qualities, balances the yin and yang, and harmonizes physical, emotional, mental and etheric qualities. It is soothing and calming and raises consciousness while building self-confidence. Agate stabilizes one’s aura, eliminates negativity, and overcomes bitterness of the heart. It fosters love, truthfulness, and courage. Agate is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Base, Throat Hardness: 6.5
Agate Pink is popular for its soothing and calming prowess. It is associated with parental love and works for strengthening the bond between a child and parent. Generally, it improves love relationships. It enhances concentration, analytical abilities, awareness, insight, and mental function. It not only helps one to get rid of anxiety and dismiss fear but also inculcates positive vibe, power, and bravery in such a way that it brings back or enhances self-esteem.
Agate Blue represents calmness and is known as a talisman with great healing energies. It is believed that the gemstone lessens negative energies and various stresses. It is said to release tension and to relax. Blue Agate harmonizes one’s energies, lifting thoughts and taking spiritual inspirations to high vibrations.
Agate Green has properties of adjusting the energy balance. It has great healing powers and is known for its power to balance Yin and Yang.
In this stone, the spiritual power of green is combined with that of agate. Green agate increases compassion, generosity and a keen sense of justice, along with enhancing mental and emotional flexibility, improving decision-making and resolving disputes.
Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence almost exclusively from Russia, though high-quality crystals have been obtained from Pike’s Peak, Colorado. Amazonite, also called Amazon Jade or Amazon Stone, is a green to blue-green variety of Microcline, a Feldspar mineral that forms in short prismatic or tabular crystals or in masses.
As a metaphysical healer, Amazonite soothes the chakras and aligns the physical body to the etheric. It invigorates all meridians. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels. It balances one’s masculine/feminine energies as well as many aspects of the personality. It awakens compassion for others by allowing one to perceive both sides of a problem and accepting differing points of view. It attracts money, assures success and brings joy. It soothes the nervous system and broadens the thinking process.
Amber is a fossilized resin from ancient evergreen trees. The oldest amber discovered on Earth is about 320 million years old. It is a powerful healer that gives a strong sense of health and healing, draws diseases away from the body and aids tissue revitalization. Amber helps to clear the mind, release negative energy and ease stress by eliminating phobias and fears. It develops wisdom and patience, aids in decision making, balances emotions and promotes altruism. Amber cleanses the environment, body, mind, and spirit.
Amethyst is the most valuable type of the quartz gemstone. It is characterized by its shades of purple, caused by iron. Amethyst is named after a maiden in Greek legend whose name was “AMETHYST”, which in Greek means “NOT DRUNKEN” and was worn as an amulet against drunkenness in ancient times. Amethyst forms in volcanic rock in the form of crystals. It can be found in Canada, Mexico, Africa, and the United States but the best sources of amethyst gemstones are in Brazil and Uruguay. Most of the world’s supply comes from the same general area of Brazil and Uruguay.
Amethyst is a powerful mental healer, controller of mind and protector. It enhances psychic abilities and spiritual awareness, and clears, dispels, and transmutes negative energy. It calms the mind, enhances meditation and visualization, and disperses psychic attack. It ameliorates anger, fear, rage, and resentment. It aids in the simulation of new ideas, connects cause and effect and promotes selflessness. Amethyst relieves physical and emotional pain. It boosts production of hormones, strengthens cleansing organs, and circulatory system, calms nervous system, and unites scattered energies.
Amethyst is excellent for healing and meditation as it provides the healer with wisdom, understanding and the added depth needed to be of the greatest help in healing.
Chakras: Third eye, Crown Hardness: 7
Ametrine is a variety of bicolor quartz that has zones of amethyst (purple) and citrine (golden yellow) in contact with one another in a single crystal. The words AMEthyst and ciTRINE were combined to yield the name “ametrine,” which is widely used in the gemstone trade.
Ametrine is a highly beneficial healing crystals as it a harmonious blend of the energies of both; Amethyst and Citrine. It has a strong healing energy that releases negativity from within the aura, and aids weight loss, as well as helps to get release from addictions. It enhances mental and spiritual clarity, while at the same time uniting masculine and feminine energies. Ametrine provides strength for decisions, improves communications with God, inspiration, psychic powers, polarization, sense of responsibility, capacity for establishing relationships and perception capacity.
These arrowheads are replicas of those used by the Indians of North America, from the recent past of 10,000 years ago. They are not from any archeological sites. Stones used for arrowheads are flint( which is brown and grey) and obsidian (which is black). As these arrowheads are sharp they have to be handled carefully.
Aquamarine is a gemstone-quality, transparent variety of beryl. Its colours vary, with the well-known being yellow beryl, called heliodor; rose pink beryl called morganite and white beryl called goshenite. Aquamarine has a hexagonal crystal structure and a chemical formula of Be(3)A1(s)Si(6)O(18). It has a specific gravity of 2.68 to 2.74 and a MOHS hardness of 7.5 to 8. It occurs in Russia, the U.S, Brazil, Zambia and other African locations. Aquamarine is the official state gem of Colorado.
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. It has an affinity with sensitive people. It invokes tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. It reduces fears, increases creativity, and enhances intuition and spiritual awareness.
Aquamarine is excellent for meditation.
Aventurine is a positive stone of abundance and good luck. It enhances creativity and brings joy and prosperity. It diffuses negativity and balances male-female energies. It clears mental blocks, provides clarity and helps see alternatives and possibilities. It promotes growth during first seven years of life. Aventurine is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Sacral, Solar plexus, Heart
Calcite is a very common mineral and is the main constituent of limestone with a chemical formula of CaCO3. Calcite occurs from solution in limestone and basalt cavities found in hydrothermal veins. Crystals of calcite may be found in many different colours: orange, blue, yellow, pink, and clear. While the colour of this calcite is natural, it has been treated to give it a smooth glossy finish. This specimen of calcite is found predominately in Mexico, and also in the United States.
Calcite is an energy amplifier, uplifts emotions, aids willpower allowing one to make deep spiritual connection. It opens heart chakra, connects intellect and emotions. It alleviates emotional stress, brings peace and serenity, aids memory and brings insight.
Chakras: Gold calcite for Crown
Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. It is variety of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide.
Carnelain is a stabilising stone that grounds and anchors into present surroundings. It removes fear of death, brings acceptance of the cycle of life. It improves analytical abilities and clarifies perception. It brings success in business; aids in making positive life choices; dispels apathy. It clears extraneous thoughts in meditation, heals the body, protects against rage and resentment. Carnelain has the capacity to cleanse other stones. IT influences female reproductive organs increasing fertility. It provides warmth and energy. Carnelian is the stone to use if one’s life has fallen into a rut as it aligns the purpose of life. It stimulates a new train of thought, increasing motivation and opens new avenues for success.
Carnelian is excellent for meditation.
Chakras: Sacral, Base (Alters major part of “new age” expanded chakra system, located in nasal area.)
Cats Eye gemstone is polished into a cabochon that displays a narrow band of concentrated light going across the width of the stone. This effect, known as chatoyancy, or cat’s eye effect, is caused by inclusions of fine, slender parallel mineral fibers in the gemstone that reflect light in a single band.
Cat’s eye stone helps one to strengthen physical weakness and mental imbalances and helps to restore memory. It brings confidence, happiness, serenity, and good luck. It is a grounding stone that stimulates intuition, dispels negative energy from aura and protects it. It provides protection against several serious diseases related to the heart, stomach, brain, and mind.
Excellent for meditation!
Celestite is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate (SrSO4). The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color.
Celestite is a beneficial healing crystal that aids contact with guardian angels. Its energy is both calming and uplifting. It is used by Bengali priests to colour flames and impress or frighten followers. It revitalizes, awakens spirituality, elevates, regenerates, ensures fluency in communication and is useful for dream recall.
It has a high vibration that is excellent to use in meditation.
Chakras: Throat, Crown
Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of quartz and moganite. Although both are silica minerals, but they differ in that quartz has a trigonal crystal structure, while moganite is monoclinic. Chalcedony’s standard chemical structure is SiO₂.
Chalcedony is a stone of brotherhood, promotes group stability, alleviates hostility, and promotes benevolence. IT increases physical energy, balances body, emotions, mind, and spirit. It eases self-doubts, facilitates constructive inward reflection. Chalcedony aids by improving dementia and senility.
Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral. Chrysocolla has been used for many years as a healing stone among Native American cultures, mainly to help strengthen the body’s resistance, increase internal peace, knowledge and love. It is detoxifying, balancing, extremely calming, and encourages neutrality and clarity. It is especially effective in treating sinus and respiratory infections. It is excellent in helping with women’s sicknesses, releases fear, guilt and illusions. It helps to clear out imbalance of the subconscious and amplifies thinking.
Chrysoprase, is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green.
Chrysoprase is a delightful stone of the green ray. It has metaphysical properties for healing as well as being a stone to attract new love, abundance and prosperity. It promotes joy and happiness and brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, while helping to heal the heart of the energy of depression and anxiety. Chrysoprase being a relaxation stone encourages peaceful sleep, helps one to remain relaxed at times of change and aids in bringing fresh ideas. It promotes hope and eloquence. It makes one open to new surroundings. . It draws out unknown talents, stimulating creativity. Chrysoprase energizes the heart, chakra and body. It enhances fertility and is said to guard against sexually transmitted diseases.
Citrine is a crystalline quartz from Brazil with a brownish-yellow colour, sometimes referred to as false topaz. The colours in quartz are usually caused by a mineral impurity. Sometimes air bubbles and traces of other minerals can be seen trapped within the crystals. Citrine druze has a soft base and tends to crumble so has to be handled with care.
Citrine is a “Stone of prosperity”. It attracts wealth and success, brings happiness and cheerfulness, generosity and good fortune. It energizes and invigorates, increases motivation and physical energy, activating creativity. It promotes inner calmness, brings optimism and dissipates negative energy.
Citrine is excellent for meditation.
Chakras: Sacral, Solar plexus
These stream-tumbled pebbles are collected in Brazil, then cut out and polished on one side; the interesting interiors are visible. You can choose from Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz. These are all quartz minerals with a chemical composition of Si0 and a hardness of 7 on the MOHS scale. The inclusions you can see in these stones are made from many different minerals. To clearly view these, place a small light under the stone.
Emerald, natural and transparent, is one of four “precious” gemstones (including Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire), and is the green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral colored by trace amounts of chromium. Known as the “Stone of Successful Love,” Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, balance between partners, and is particularly known for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty. It gives physical, emotional, and mental equilibrium, focuses intentions, raises consciousness and fosters positive action.
Chakras: Heart. Hardness: 7.5-8
Feldspar is the name of a family of silicates which include Amazonite, Labradorite, Larvikite, Moonstone and Sunstone.
Feldspar supports in issues relating to self-awareness and self-love, encourages personal relationship and unmasks the enemy. It helps to find unconventional and exciting ways to achieve ones goals. Feldspar assists in finding misplaced items. It is a stone of creativity and is good for Astral travel.
Feldspar helps in the treatment of skin and muscular structure disorders.
Fluorite was named after the Latin word, fluere, meaning “to flow,” stemming from Fluorite’s ability to act as a flux between metals. Because of its rainbow coloring, Fluorite was thought to house rainbows. Fluorite is found in Brazil, China, Europe, Mexico, and many other places.
Fluorite is one of the most powerful crystals for manifestation, as well as spiritual elevation. It is a protective and stabilizing stone, especially on psychic level as it grounds and harmonizes spiritual energy. It is excellent to minimize depression and protects from negative energy. It aids in physical and mental coordination. . It heightens intuitive powers and rekindles sexual libido. IT also protects against computer and electromagnetic stress.
Fluorite is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Third eye
Fuchsite is a dark green variety of muscovite. It can have a wonderful dark emerald colour that can have a beautiful sparkly shine if the crystals are small. It is often found in compact masses with small crystals. The green colour is the result of chromium impurities. KA12(A1 Si3O10)(F,OH)2
Fuchsite is regarded as a stone of renewal and regeneration, imparting resilience after trauma; both emotional and physical. It teaches true self worth, assists in the elimination of a tendency towards martyrdom or issues of servitude. It helps to overcome co-dependency. It is thought to intensify and facilitate the transfer of energy from other minerals and increase flexibility in the body.
Sharks first appeared about 370 million years ago. Sharks belong to a large group of fish that have a skeleton made of cartilage instead of bone. Cartilage is a firm whitish or yellowish tissue. The only fossilized remains of ancient sharks are mostly their teeth; in a few other cases, we come across shark vertebra “phosphate mines of Morocco”. Some ancient sharks grew as long as 64 feet. The Carchardodon Megalodon, a giant white shark and distant cousin of the present “Great White”, lived during the Miocene epoch. These fossilized shark’s teeth found today are approximately 18 million years old. They are one of the most abundant fossils in the fossil record; however, rarely, if ever are fossilized. Shark skeletons are found because their bodies are composed mainly of cartilage. This shark’s tooth was collected in the coastal region of South Carolina, as far as 30 miles inland and at a depth of 15 to 20 feet. The size of the shark can be estimated by the size of the tooth. A general rule of thumb is ten feet of shark for each inch of tooth. Megalodon reached a length of 60 feet or more as indicated by the 61/2 to 7 inch teeth that have been found.
Fossilized Shark Teeth are valuable, so they’re readily bought, sold and traded by enthusiasts and collectors.
The word Garnet is derived from the Latin name Granatum, a pomegranate, because of the resemblance the granular varieties of Garnet bears to the seeds of that fruit. Garnet varies in size from a grain of sand to the size of an apple.
Garnet represents love. Attuned to heart energy, it revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality. It controls anger, especially towards oneself. Emotionally it provides a protective and calming influence, balances energy and brings serenity. It heals melancholy and depression, strengthens the survival instinct, and brings courage and hope in critical times. Garnet activates other crystals, clears negative chakra energy and inspires love.
Geode halves, or Oco’s (word used in Brazil where they are found,) are tiny agate nodules with a geode center. Agate is named after a river in Sicily, called Achates, where it was found in the fourth century B.C. In the centre of the rock, where there is a cavity, crystals often form, thus the name ‘Geode’. The formation in which the Geodes are found is 50 million years old and located in many areas, including the United States. The Oco’s have been gathered by farmers for many years. After the crops are harvested and the farmers are unable to work, the fields are tilled under allowing the Oco’s to appear. They are then gathered and sold for cutting into the Geode half.
Geode Halves (Oco’s) aid in self-acceptance and self-confidence and help to overcome emotional trauma by healing anger, bitterness and resentment. They inculcate a sense of safety and security. They persuade one to fight for dreams and encourage to trust ourselves and in the Universe’s plan that we can be successful. They inspire to live in harmony with the Universe and that means embracing one’s true self without fear of judgment. Geode Halves (Oco’s) are regarded as stones of triumph and success.
Hematite is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth’s surface and in its shallow crust. It is an iron oxide with a chemical composition of Fe2O3.
Hematite has very strong and powerful grounding energy. It protects and balances and boosts self-esteem. It has a cool and calming effect and aids to develop concentration and improves focus. It strengthens willpower, reliability, and confidence. It enhances memory and aids clarity of thought. It removes self-limitations. A yang stone, balances the meridians of the body. It dissolves negativity. Hematite is beneficial for legal situations and supports timid women.
Hematite is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Base, Throat
Jade is a semi precious gemstone, and is found in green, lavender, red, yellow, white and black colors with a translucent and waxy lustre.
Jade is a symbol of purity, serenity and increased love. It calms nervous system and channels passion in constructive ways. It harmonizes dysfunctional relationships. It removes negative thoughts this soothing the mind. It is also called a “Dream stone” as it manifests emotional beliefs through dreams.
Chakras: Heart, Crown
The mineral aggregate heliotrope, also known as bloodstone, is a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz that occurs mostly as jasper in opaque form. Jasper (Blood) has strong healing powers and aligns basic and blood chakras. It aids in oxygenating and purifying the blood and detoxifying the liver, spleen, and kidneys. It stimulates kundalini movement and internal guide, and increases physical vigor. It calms fears and eliminates anger. Jasper(Blood) brings good fortune and prolongs sexual pleasure.
Jasper (Ocean) is a member of the chalcedony family, and is microcrystalline quartz. It is rarely opaque. Also known as The Atlantis Stone, Jasper (Ocean) is believed to hold mystic knowledge within its structure.
Jasper (Ocean) brings tranquility and wholeness. Through tranquility, one will able to bring problems to light before they become a threat to for ones happiness. It is highly beneficial for reclaiming spiritual wisdom and gaining insight into one’s past lives. It aids to communicate more positively and allow feelings of love to be expressed through ones words. It bring joy and elevated spirits, and relieve stress, worry and other negative feelings.
Jasper (Ocean) provides an ideal focus for grounding and centering in meditation or healing, and facilitates continuity in deep circular breathing.
Jasper (Zebra) is typically white with black stripes like a zebra, but it also comes in color variations like green, red and brown with white.
Jasper (Zebra) holds the energy of balance, uniting the energies of the masculine and feminine, Yin and Yang. It has a meaning and properties of giving energy to ones mind and can energise a tired mind. It is a very calming stone. It aids in quick thinking, improves ability to assess and assists in problem solving. As it enhances energy, it can prolong sexual pleasure.
Chakras: Position anywhere
Jasper (Red) is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of quartz. It is said to the Supreme nurturer and has been sued as the stone of protection since thousand years. It brings tranquillity and grounding and is said to increase emotional stamina, self confidence and self-trust. It provides emotional protection, courage, balance, calmness and relaxation. It aids in quick- thinking and the ability to see through any situations. It aligns chakras, facilitates shamanic journeys and assists in dream recall. Prolongs sexual pleasure and promotes vitality and virility.
Chakras: Position anywhere
Kunzite is a pink to lilac colored gemstone, a variety of spodumene with the color coming from minor to trace amounts of manganese.
Kunzite is a very high vibration stone. It helps to ground spiritual love. Physically, Kunzite can strengthen the circulatory system and the heart muscle. It is also an effective stone to use for depression and anxiety.
Kunzite activates the Heart Chakra and aligns it with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras to support loving communication
Kyanite is a polymorph, with two other minerals: ARDALUSITE and SILLIMANITE. A polymorph is a mineral that shares the same chemistry but a different crystal structure with another, or other minerals. Kyanite is an attractive mineral that has a near sapphire-like blue colour. Kyanite has unique characteristics in which it has a wide variation of hardness in the same crystal.
Kyanite has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility. It enhances telepathic and psychic abilities, bridges gaps in all communication efforts, and provides a link for transmitting or receiving healing energy. Kyanite aligns all chakras and subtle bodies instantly. It provides balance of yin-yang energy and removes blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body.
Hardness: 4.5 – 5
Lapis lazuli or lapis for short, is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since ancient times for its intense color. Since the earliest of times, lapis lazuli has been associated with strength and courage, royalty and wisdom, intellect and truth.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of protection that guards against psychic attacks. It quickly releases stress and brings deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. It is a powerful though amplifier, stimulating higher faculties of mind, promoting objectivity and clarity. Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It harmonizes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. It is a cool and calming crystal.
Lapis Lazuli is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Throat, Third eye, Solar plexus
Lepidolite is an uncommon mica and has only in the past decade become available in the mineral market in large quantities. Lepidolite is an ore of lithium and forms in granite masses that contain a substantial amount of lithium. The typical violet to pink colour of lepidolite is characteristic and is the only field test available to identify lepidolite from other micas. Lepidolite, like other micas, has a layered structure of lithium aluminium silicate sheets weakly bonded together by layers of potassium ions. These potassium ion layers produce the perfect cleavage.
Lepidolite is regarded to be the “Stone of Transition”. It assists in the release and reorganisation of old behavioural and psychological patterns, and gently induces change. It encourages independence and self love and trust. It clears electromagnetic pollution. It strengthens the immune system, calms the nervous system and can be used to restructure DNA. It mitigates exhaustion and aids in the relief of tension and stress related disorders. It alleviates allergies and greatly helps with Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Bi-polar disorders.
Malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral with a chemical composition of Cu2(CO3)(OH)2.
Malachite is one of the oldest known stones, used for thousands of years for its healing and transforming properties. It is called as “Stone of transformation”. It draws out deep feelings of hurt and resentment, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns of behaviour. It clears and activates chakras, clarifies emotions, releases negative experience, aids visualization and psychic vision. It aids gout, asthma, arthritis and tumours.
Malachite is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Solar plexus, Heart
Mica is a generic term applied to a group of complex aluminosilicate minerals having a sheet of plate like structure with different composition and physical properties. All mica form flat six-sided monoclinic crystals with a remarkable cleavage in the direction of large surfaces, which permits them to easily split into optically flat films. When split into thin films, they remain tough and classic even at high temperature. Mica possesses some of the most outstanding combinations of chemical, physical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties which are not found in any other mineral.
Mica is indicated for stress, fears and melancholy. It diminishes nervous energy, calms an overthinking mind while positively enhancing intellectual pursuits and mental situations. It is used to help treat insomnia and relieve conditions of dehydration. It keeps radiation away and brings peace.
Moonstone is a variety of the feldspar-group mineral orthoclase. During formation, orthoclase and albite separate into alternating layers. When light falls between these thin layers it is scattered producing the phenomenon called adularescence.
Moonstone is connected to the moon. It enhances intuition and empathy .It promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters. It soothes and calms emotional liability and overreactions. It is associated with psychic abilities and cleansing. It is a known as a feminine stone due to its powerful effect upon female reproductive cycle and is used for premenstrual syndrome, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. It attunes the body to biorhythmic clock, aids the digestive system, assimilates nutrients, eliminates toxins and fluid retention, and alleviates degenerative conditions of skin, hair, eyes, and fleshy organs such as the liver and pancreas.
Moonstone is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Sacral, Heart
Nephrite is a variety of the calcium, magnesium, and iron-rich amphibole minerals tremolite or actinolite. It is one of two distinct mineral commonly known as Jade. This gemstone comes in various shades of green and may be translucent.
Nephrite is called the “axe stone”. It has a clearing energy, stabilizes the emotions by helping one realize the reasons behind negative feelings thus allowing one to transform them into positive feelings. It harmonizes dysfunctional relationships, increases vitality, encourages harmony, puts things into perspective, inspires wisdom and it prolongs life and aids in dream works.
Chakras: Heart, Crown
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. Obsidian is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth.
Obsidian is a strongly protective stone and forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. It centralizes by keeping one’s feet one the ground. It unlocks the subconscious, draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. It was used by Aztecs for guessing.
Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of Onyx bands range from black to almost every color.
Onyx is a strength-giving stone that promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. It imparts self-confidence, aids in wise decision-making, helps one to be at ease in any surroundings and is highly beneficial during difficult or confusing periods. It centres and aligns with higher power to enhance self-control and helps combat fears and worries and to get rid of grief.
Opal is an amorphous form of silica, chemically similar to quartz, but containing 3% to 21% water within its mineral structure. It is a white colored semi-precious gemstone of silicate mineral family recognised for its wonderful ‘play of colors’.
Opal enhances cosmic consciousness, originality, and dynamic creativity. It fosters love and passion. It induces visions. It brings about loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity. It amplifies personal traits. It is emotionally responsive, helps to release anger and claim self worth and encourages emotional stability. It Strengthens the memory. It is said to be extremely beneficial in many physical realms as well, such as in treating infections and fevers. It also purifies blood and kidneys, regulates insulin, eases childbirth, and alleviates PMS.
The Orthoceras is a straight-shelled Cephalopoda which means “head foot”. It is a relative of the squid, cuttlefish, octopod, and the nautilus that can be found in the oceans today. This particular type of Orthoceras lived in the Devonian Period, 245 to 395 million years ago and was unearthed in the Sahara Desert, Morocco.
Orthoceras is known to possess physical healing powers and is considered to increase the life span by reducing toxins and alleviating stress and anxiety. It is used by healers to enhance telepathy and stimulate the mind. IT activates root chakra by grounding one down to earth with ancient energy.
Peridot is an ancient gem of the mineral Olivine. Its chemical composition includes iron and magnesium, and iron is the cause of its vibrant green color.
Peridot is a cleanser of subtle and physical bodies and mind. It releases negative patterns and vibrations, promotes clarity and well-being. It releases and neutralizes toxins on all levels. It is regarded as a visionary stone that brings understanding of destiny and purpose of existence, and is of special value to healers. It puts one in touch with the ultimate truth. It opens the heart and solar plexus chakras, regulates cycle of life. It alleviates jealousy and anger, reduces stress, and motivates growth and necessary changes. It has a tonic effect on healing and strengthening. It is said to ease birth contractions.
Pyrite is commonly referred to as “FOOLS GOLD”. Pyrite is a brass-yellow, metallic crystal structure that resembles gold with a chemical composition of Fes2. Unfortunately, it cannot be used in jewelry in the same manner as gold because it easily turns to powder. The Incas used Pyrite’s reflective quality for mirrors. When struck with a hammer, sparks are emitted, thus giving it its name that means “FIRE” in Greek. Pyrite is found in many environments throughout the world, including Mexico, Peru, and the United States.
Pyrite is a powerful protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and energies. It works on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helps recall relevant information when needed. It attracts money, richness and helps in closing deals of great financial value.
Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. Quartz includes a variety of stones. Colourless quartz, or crystal quartz, is the most common. The word “CRYSTAL” comes from the Greek word for “ICE” and was believed to be eternally frozen. The single quartz crystal is a six-sided prism, however this is not always how it is formed. Sometimes it is found in veins, seams or pockets of rock. It is popular for carving objects and making crystal balls. Quartz is used for optical and technical purposes, but only 10% is pure enough to use for this purpose. The major supplier of crystal quartz is Brazil, but it is found abundantly throughout the world including the United States.
Quartz Crystal is one of the most powerful healing stones. It is an energy amplifier, doubles auric field, storing, releasing, and regulating energy on physical and mental dimensions. It generates electromagnetic energy and dispels static electricity. It is known as a deep soul cleanser. It dissolves karmic seeds. It enhances psychic awareness and boosts psychic abilities. It connects physical dimensions with the mind and stimulates the immune system. This crystal provides an optimum state of openness. It guides you in search for purpose and meaning in one’s life.
Quartz Crystal is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: All chakras particularly Crown. Hardness: 7
Quartz Green is a green variety of quartz, a silicate mineral, chemically silicon dioxide. It is a very light, translucent green crystal.
Quartz Green opens and stabilizes heart chakra along with healing and stabilising the emotions. It transmutes negative energy into positive energy and inspires creativity. It stimulates intuition. It brings success and also attracts abundance.
Quartz Rose is a name used for specimens of quartz with a pink color.
Quartz Rose is a powerful healing stone and popular as the “Stone of Universal Love”. It attunes to energy of unconditional love and heals the heart. It opens chakra and soothes a wounded heart. It teaches to love oneself again, aids to enhance self-trust and self- worth. It is tied to gentleness, love, and fertility. Quartz is regarded as a cool and calming crystal.
Quartz Rose is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Base, Solar plexus, Heart
Quartz Rutilated is a variety of quartz which contains acicular inclusions of rutile, that mostly look golden, but they also can look silver, copper red or deep black.
Quartz Rutilated is a communicator of intuitions. It is an illuminator for the soul, promoting spiritual growth. If assistance is needed in making a decision this quartz will come to one’s aid. It brings resolve and strength of will, self-reliance, and the ability to make decisions. It helps one to be confident. It helps identify the root of problems. It aids in astral travels and heightens energetic impulse of quartz. It focuses on non-physical attunement.
Excellent for meditation!
Quartz Smoky is a brownish grey, translucent variety of quartz that ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to an almost-opaque brownish-gray or black crystal. Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal.
Quartz smoky aids in elimination and detoxification on all levels. It grounds spiritual energy and neutralizes negative energy. It relieves fear, lifts depression, bringing calmness and positive thought. It is useful for radiation-related illnesses or chemotherapy. It aids in the acceptance of the body, cleans base chakra. It aids in virility. It alleviates nightmares and manifests dreams. It is regarded as a traditional stone for crystal gazing that focuses and grounds intuition.
Quartz Smoky is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Solar Plexus
Ruby is a natural deep pink to blood red colored precious gemstone. It is a variety of the mineral Corundum family(aluminium oxide).
Ruby is regarded as an intense Heart crystal, which brings joy, vitality, vigour and love of life. It energizes and balances but may over stimulate. It is a leadership stone which encourages “following your bliss”. It shields against psychic attack and promotes positive dreams. It aids the retainment of wealth and passion. In crystal healing, Ruby is used to alleviate body pain and help with blood and circulatory problems, low energy, heart problems, and detoxification. It is said to promote overall wellness for a better health.
Sapphire(Blue) is a highly precious, blue colored gemstone from the Corundum mineral family.
Sapphire(Blue)relaxes, focuses, and calms the mind, releasing unwanted thoughts and mental tension, thus promoting peace of mind and serenity. It aligns physical, mental, and spiritual planes by restoring balance within the body. It supports the body to carry out purpose. It releases depression and spiritual confusion, aids concentration. It is also known as an “eye stone”, which removes impurities and stress. It brings about prosperity, attracting gifts and releasing frustration.
Tiger’s eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre.
Tiger’s Eye is a protective stone that shows correct use of power. It is said to bring good luck and aids in accomplishing goals, and recognizing inner resources. It brings clarity of intention, anchors change into physical body and enhances psychic abilities. It integrates brain hemispheres, balances yin and yang energies, energizes the body and dispels fear and anxiety.
Tiger’s Eye is excellent for meditation!
Chakras: Base, Sacral
Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group with hauyne, nosean, lazurite and tugtupite. It is a rich royal blue tectosilicate mineral.
Sodalite unites logic and intuition and eliminates mental confusion. It encourages rational thought, objective, truth, intuitive perception, and the verbalization of feelings. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. It calms mind and brings emotional balance. It allows new information to be received and aids group work. Chakras: Throat
Topaz(Blue) is a brilliant blue colored, semi-precious gemstone from the Topaz mineral family.
Topaz (Blue) is regarded as a warm, empathic stone that soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges and motivates by raising energy levels. It is specifically believed to promote truth and forgiveness along with relaxing the spirit as well as the body. It clears the aura, sheds light on the path and taps into inner resources. It is associated with compassion and communication. It brings joy and generosity, and manifests good health.
Topaz (Yellow) is a yellow colored, semi-precious gemstone from the Topaz mineral family. It is among the most remarkable and beautiful of gemstones.
Topaz (Yellow) is a stone to manifest one’s intentions, in alignment with Divine Will. It recharges, revitalizes, and strengthens faith and optimism. The energy of this stone attracts helpful people in ones life. Its colour is like the sun bursting through clouds, and it boosts energy with its warm, vital life-giving force. IT is said to improve career, financial position, health and marital relationship.
Tourmaline (Green) is a natural, semi-precious, green colored Tourmaline gemstone. The Tourmaline mineral group is a complex silicate of aluminium and boron. Its composition varies widely with sodium, calcium, iron, magnesium, lithium and other elements. Tourmaline occurs as long and slender to thick prismatic and columnar crystals. Tourmaline has a wide variety of colours, black to bluish-black, deep brown, yellow, blue, green, red and pink.
Tourmaline (Green) is an excellent problem solver. It grounds spiritual energies, clears the aura and removes blockages. It clears chakras, forms protective shields, facilitates weight loss, purifies and strengthens the nervous system and clams the heart. It rejuvenates and inspires creativity. It blocks negative energies. It broadens one’s awareness as it maximizes the flow of life force, grants courage, vigor, and vitality. Tourmaline (Green) strengthens every molecule in a one’s body and reverses any disharmonious tendencies in one’s body, emotions, and mind.
The Tourmaline mineral group is a complex silicate of aluminum and boron. Its composition varies widely with sodium, calcium, iron, magnesium, lithium and other elements. Tourmaline occurs as long and slender to thick prismatic and columnar crystals. Tourmaline has a wide variety of colours, black to bluish-black, deep brown, yellow, blue, green, red and pink.
Tourmaline (Black) is regarded as a very beneficial stone. It does not only help get rid of negative energy, spells, and ill- wishing but also works on attracting positive energy! It blocks psychic attacks. It has great curing power, magnetically and electrically. It cleanses, purifies, and transforms dense energy into a lighter vibration. It also helps with dreams and attracts thoughts by making them a reality
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. It has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.
Turquoise unites the earth and sky, making it particularly valuable in spiritual work. It heals and protects. It aids in search for one’s true self, is a promoter of self-realization and excellent for creative problem-solving. Its purifying effect dispels negative energies from mind and supports detoxification and healing of the body. As an empathetic and balancing stone, it unites male and female.
Turquoise is excellent for meditation as it aids tranquillity and protection!