Semi Precious Stone Properties
Agate: Protection, Strength, Harmony. Agate’s most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming.
Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity.
Agate is a very protective stone. It is especially protective for children, and makes an excellent stone for children’s amulets, medicine bags, jewelry, or just to carry around in a pocket. Agates are said to be especially useful for protecting children from falling.
Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. It can be very beneficial for self-examination as well as examination of the circumstances one finds oneself in. These qualities make agate superior for easing anxiety and stress. Plume agates are especially helpful for anxiety and stress relief. Particularly when placed on the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra it can help one to accept one’s emotions, thereby helping overcome those emotions that one wants to remove.
Because of the harmonizing qualities of agate, and its emotional energies of removing and releasing resentments and bitterness, it is also considered by many to be an excellent stone for helping to heal and improve relationships.
Agate can cleanse and stabilize the aura by removing and/or transforming negative energy.
As far as relationships go, agate is a stone of marital and romantic fidelity.
Agate is said to strengthen the body and the body’s connection to the earth. It also increases energy. Agate is used in crystal healing for healing of all kinds by bringing the elements of the healee into harmony. Physically, agate is said to be particularly helpful with tooth and gum issues, stomach problems, physical endurance, insomnia. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
White agate is especially considered a stone of hope.
Chakras: All agates can remove blockages from any chakra. Agate also relates to specific chakras according to the stone color.
Apophyllite: Apophyllite is one of the best known Indian minerals. It helps with spiritual awakening, the stones have a high vibration that will raise your spirits, and spiritually energize your being. Even in a room will bring a sense of uplifting to you. Also helps with revealing stress, anxiety and tension. If used in meditation it is great for guidance from spirit.
Aquamarine: Helps with soothing, calming energies. Activates throat chakra for clear communication. Promotes perseverance and discipline. Helps bring unfinished business to a conclusion. Good for courage, serenity, confidence. Promotes safe travel on water.
Amethyst: Treats insomnia, relives tension, helps overcome grief and loss, brings about spiritual awareness, constricting thinking and acting, good for skin, alleviates pain, lowers blood pressure, releases imbalances. Connects with spirituality and provides contentment. Clears the aura and relieves dysfunctional energy located within the body. Useful during meditation to promote and maintain a calm and peaceful state. Encourages sobriety, promotes sleep and combats headaches. Good for third eye chakra. Sign of Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius & Capricorn.
Aventurine: Enhances creativity. Aids in the ability to see possibilities. Bring prosperity. Lessons negativity. Connected to the heart chakra. Protects this chakra and protects against those wish to tap in and use the energy of another. Balances male/female energies, enhances creativity, leadership and instinctive action. Sign of Aries.
Black Onyx: Repels negativity. Aids in grounding. Helps overcome feelings of loneliness. Adds comfort in unfamiliar surroundings. Boosts self confidence.
Orange Calcite is highly cleansing for both thesacral chakra and the base chakra. It will balance the emotions, overcome depression, release fear and enhance creativity. Use clear Optical Calcite for insight and clarity.
Blue Calcite is for the throat chakra… assisting clear communication and soothing the emotional body… and the lighter Yellow or Honey Calcite is a strong solar plexus chakra stone that gives you clarity and insight.Gold Calcite works at the third eye chakra and the crown chakra. Red Calcite is strong base chakra stone that will link the base and crown chakras.
Calcite: White or Clear; A great stone for healing. Calcite increases and amplifies energy. Brings inner peace, protecting, grounding and centering. It also is great for creativity, helping spark your imagination and can bring vibrancy. A great stone to increase prosperity in your life. Helps lessen fear and reduce stress. Helps in grounding and centering relationships.
Carnelian: Sacral Chakra stone. Used to dispel apathy, indolence and passivity. Powerful stone to stimulate creativity, personal power and compassion. A stone for protection from anger, jealousy and fear. Helps in finding the right mate. Brings courage. Can be used as an elixir to help heal cuts and abrasions. Sign of Taurus, Cancer & Leo.
Celestite is a beautiful blue stone with a lovely gentle uplifting vibration. These crystal stones are a beautiful soft blue color and their lovely energy is immediately apparent… both physically and spiritually, when you pick one up and feel its vibration.Yet this is high vibration stone, that is powerful to use in meditation.
Having a cluster in a room sends this lovely energy out into your home. It may assist you to make contact with your own guardian angel and will elevate your awareness to a more spiritual nature
Chalcedony: Used to assist in telepathy, absorbs negative energy, harmonizes body, mind and spirit, is a powerful cleanser, is considered a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, chalcedony nurtures and promotes brotherhood and good will.
Citrine: Does not hold negative energy, dissipates and transmutes it. Never needs clearing or cleansing in an energetic sense. Increase income when placed in the cash box. Helps to maintain a state of wealth. Helps with depression, enhances creativity, helps intuition, brings happiness, joy, abundance and confidence. Stimulates mental focus and endurance. Excellent stone for clearing the aura. Sign of Gemini, Aries, Libra & Leo. A form of Quartz.
Coral: Provides protection. Calms emotions. Helps with asthma and digestive problems. Guards against violence, accidents and theft. Associated with the element of water. Brings peace within the self. Facilitates intuition, imagination and visualization. Sign of Pisces
Flourite: Brings order to chaos. Known as “a stone of discernment and aptitude”. Increases concentration. Helps one to understand balance needed for relationships. Purifying and cleansing. Sign of Pisces & Capricorn.
Garnet: Known as “a stone of health”. Removes negativity from the Chakras. Enhances ones internal fire. Also known as “a stone of commitment” whether it be relationships with the self or others. Stimulates development and movement of Kundalini energy located in the Base Chakra. Signs of Leo, Virgo & Aquarius.
Gaspeite: Awakens awareness of higher worlds, inner child. And increases synchronicities.
Hematite: Known as “a stone for the mind” aiding in memory, original thinking and technical knowledge. Transforms negativity into the purity of the universal light of love. Aids attainment of a “soft” meditative state. Sign of Aries & Aquarius.
Herkimer Diamond: is an “attunement stone,” useful for attuning to another person, group or environment. It is useful in healing environments where its clarity, brilliance and high frequency facilitates the removal of energy blocks or debris, and stimulates healing by increasing the amount of Light energy the body can utilize.
Jade: Serenity, wisdom, balance, healing, wealth. Opens heart chakra to love energy. Longevity, luck. Good for confidence and peace. Known as a “dream stone” and is used to improve memory of dreams, understanding and releasing suppressed emotions via the dream process, place a piece of Jade under you pillow. Confidence booster. Sign of Aries, Gemini, Taurus & Libra.
Jasper: Nurturing and protective. Useful for dowsing. Balancing. Soothes nerves. Sign of Leo
Kyanite: is a stone of channeling, altered states, vivid dreams, dream recall, and visualizations. It gives protection during these states. It brings loyalty, honesty and tranquility, and diminishes anger and confusion. Kyanite does not retain negative energy and never needs energetic cleansing. It does align and balance all chakras, often very suddenly. Kyanite can remove energy blockages.
Labradorite: Protects ones aura, keeps it clear, balanced, protected and free of energy leaks. Transforms intuition into intellectual thought. Symbolized the moon and helps one to advance to ascension. Also symbolic of the sun providing vitality and sense of self during transitions. Enhances patience. Sign of Sagittarius, Scorpio & Leo.
Lapis Lazuli: Energizes throat and third eye chakras. Connects physical plane and celestial kingdom. A “stone of awareness”. Aids in development of insight into ones dreams when placed over the third eye. Protects from physical danger and psychic attack. Astrological sign of Sagittarius.
Malachite: Good for Protection. Helps nourish the heart chakra. Clears and activates all chakras, clarifies the emotions Promotes power of imagination and decision. Spiritual evolution. Emotional healing and friendship. A “stone of transformation. Stimulates intuitive reasoning. Sign of Capricorn & Scorpio.
Magnesite: is a lovely calming stone that will enhance your meditation, helping you to feel more relaxed. If you meditate with it, and specifically tune into the energy of your heart. It will allow your mind to respond to the desires of the heart.
Yet it is a quite potent stone if used at either the third eye chakra or crown chakra. You may feel a pulsing sensation if you put it on your third eye during your meditation. It aids you to be true to yourself and helps you if you are stressed. It activates the psychic senses and helps you to contact your spirit guide.
Marble – a “Metamorphic” rock, which means that it began its existence as another type of stone – usually limestone, and was changed into its present form and composition by various geological forces. It can be found in remarkable colors that vary from pure white and slightly translucent to black, being sometimes yellow, red, brown and green, frequently beautifully veined or clouded.
Marble is said to have a cleansing effect, beneficial for one’s blood and skin. It’s used extensively in Homeopathy and Naturotherapy as a balancing agent, said to enhance one’s serenity. It is considered to provide clarity and mastery of thought which makes it beneficial for states of meditation and contemplation. It is also said to allow for total recall of dreams.
Mica: It is used to improve visions and clarity in mysticism. It is said to help eliminate negative personality traits by helping one recognize them. Mica is said to enhance flexibility in all realms and also assist growth in those areas. It is used to diminish anger, hostility, and nervous energy. Mica aligns energy of the body and releases blockages of energy within the body.
Lepidolite purple mica: It is stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It has a strong relaxing, balancing and calming effect. It brings hope in dark times by lending a sense of balance and calm. Lepidolite is a stone of transformation in that it helps one get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best. It engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism.
Moonstone: The sacred stone of the moon goddess. Creates joy and peace in the home. Enhances feminity, intuition and psychic abilities. Helps with problems during menstruation and menopause. Good for emotional harmony. Sign of Cancer..
Moroccan Geodes: They are more about reminding one of a feeling or a way than about healing other things. such as meditating, one can hold that knowledge and assist you in remembering to do it, or to exercise, or getting the rest you need, or something as simple as remembering to smile. it is important that you find the one that connects to you and holds a feeling you connect to when choosing to work with geodes.
They can help you to see the whole picture and helps with coming to a decision before things get out of hand. It helps one have the ability to shape one’s own future. It bridges communications with the Higher Diety and also helps in communications with people that are in the same healing fields. It can assist one in astral travels. They are also good tools for meditations as well especially the amethyst geodes. These stones can be good for soothing and de-stressing. Aids in spirituality and psychism.
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Moss Agate: A stone to improve self esteem. Helps to draw money and bring to you the powers of speed. A stone for gardeners. Helpful for disorders of the eye and symptoms of cold and flu. Associated with the sign of Virgo.
Onyx: Initiates grounding and centering. Aligns the total person with the higher powers. Banishes grief, enhances self control, aids in wise decision making, encourages good fortune. Sign of Leo.
Pearl: Promotes sincerity, truth, loyalty, charity. Enhances integrity. Soothes, calms. Helps with purity, honestly, feminine wisdom. Spiritual Transformation. Good for helping you focus while meditating.. Allows us to see the way we appear to others. Sign of Cancer & Gemini.
Peridot: is a stone of lightness and beauty. Protection, Money, Healing. Sign; Libra. Associated with the heart chakra. Stone of compassion, It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot also bring abundance and prosperity. It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage. Peridot is used in crystal healing to lessen stress. Peridot helps healing or other stresses and issues associated in relationships,and helps with anger and jealousy, slow aging, and heal ulcers and digestive problems.
Pudding Stone: from South Dakota.
Puddingstone, or Pudding stone, is a conglomerate rock made up of a mixture of different, irregular sized grains and pebbles held together by a finer matrix, usually formed from quartz sand called quartzite . The pudding stone pebbles vary in color from red to brown and pink to purple. Pudding stones are considered metamorphic and sedimentary. The sedimentary rock is formed in river channels and may contain various minerals such as chromite, corundum, platinum, diamond, gold, sapphire, and zircon.
The history of this rock starts in the Huronian period of the Proterozoic era, approximately one billion years ago.
Pudding stone prevents tissue deterioration of internal organs and muscles, strengthens immune system and promotes body balance, smoothens any pain or disorder.
Quartz Crystal: Wonderful multi use stone. Enhances energy of all other stones and metals. Harmonious and powerful. Aids communication. Sign of Entire Zodiac.
Rainbow Fluorite: Associated with psychic energy, mental clarity, happiness. Helps with aura cleansing and protection. Attracts wealth and abundance. Increases concentration.
Red Coral: Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition. Coral is a good aid for meditation or visualization.
Rhodonite: Strengthens heart chakra. Helps with forgiveness, a “stone of love”. Dispels anxiety. Sign of Taurus.
Rose Quartz: Love of self and others. Good for sensitivity and compassion. Opens your heart. Calming and cooling to all chakras, removes negativity and promotes gentle forces of self love. Heals emotional wounds. Sign of Taurus & Libra.
Selenite: Selenite is a stone of mental clarity. This clarity enhances mental flexibility and enables strong decision making abilities. It can affect every day life as full mental clarity into play to lesson confusion and mental disorientation. Selenite is also a stone of truth and honesty. This promotes good business practices as well as honesty in other types of relationships. It is used for contacting and communicating with angels for guidance. It can also be used for finding and working with other spirit guides.
Snowflake Obsidian: helps with psychic protection. Awakening. Serenity stone. Purity. Helps us recognize unnecessary patterns in ones life.
Smoky Quartz: Releases tension and helps with stress and relaxation. Enhances rational thought. Penetrates and dissolves energy fields that have come from negative thought forms, anger and resentment Helps with headaches. Relieves pain. Provides clarity of thought. Dissolves emotional blockages gently. Improves intuition. Assists in grounding, protection, comforting, calming. Stimulates higher awareness. . Aids in clarity of though during meditation. Grounding and enhances attention to the moment. Promotes personal pride and joy in living. Sign of Capricorn & Sagittarius
Sodalite Stone has a strong vibration that will bring your attention to the qualities of idealism and truth. Its energy may stimulate you to live up to your own ideals and ideas, about the nature of truth.
It has strong metaphysical properties that may stimulate latent creative abilities and it aids teachers, writers and students to understand the deeper philosophical principles.
Its energy is particularly helpful to aid the development of psychic abilities, and with developing intuition. It is excellent to aid communication and may help you if you are doing public speaking. It may help you to understand the patterns behind such things as astrology and the tarot.
Tiger’s Eye: Brings together vibrations of sand and sunlight therefore synthesizing energies of Sun and Earth. Helpful for those seeking clarity. Enhances psychic abilities and attunes to third eye activity. Helps with understanding between the pleasure of wishing and the act of having. Stimulates and maintains wealth. Sign of Capricorn.
Turquoise: Resonates with Archangel Michael. Absorbs negative energies. Enhances intuition. Aids in clarity and vision. Good for balance and courage. Good for the throat chakra. Excellent grounding stone brings wisdom, understanding, energy, love and loyalty, protection, wholeness, good luck and truth. Strengthens and aligns all chakras. Brings communication skills to emotional issues, creativity and intuition. Used in ancient times to protect property against damage.. Enhances trust and kindness. Promotes romantic spontaneity. Sign of Sagittarius, Pisces & Scorpio.
Turritella Agate: Helps you overcome any bitterness in your heart, promotes inner stability, alleviates fear, protects against danger, helps eliminate fatique and negative energy.
Silver: Silver is connected to the Moon and the Ocean. A very feminine metal. Helps to improve communication. Increases perception, regulates emotional and intuitive energies. Sign of Cancer & Aquarius.
Copper: Channeling and grounding higher vibrations. Conducting and enhancing stones energies. Sunshine will energize copper.. Helps relieve laziness and passivity. Stimulates optimism and initiative. Provides connection to physical and non-physical bodies. Activates and opens the base chakra. Balance blood flow in the body, helps treat arthritis and stimulates the metabolic process. Sign of Taurus & Sagittarius
Spiral: Ancient symbol of evolution representing cycles of life, seasons, growth and change. Connected to mother goddess and the process of life. Connection to cosmic energies.
Zeolite: In particular, zeolites are said to be extraordinarily helpful for absorbing and removing toxins, whether it be in the environment or in a person. In a person, this metaphysical aspect makes zeolites excellent healing stones, and they are often used in conjunction with Reiki.
Zeolites are also said to be useful for agriculture or gardening, especially when they are buried in the field or garden.
Zeolites are said to remove negative energy and bring in happiness where the negative energy was.