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Sardonyx is a mixture of Onyx and Carnelian: and comes in swirls (sometimes bands) of colors: black, purple, gray, yellow, blue, brown, white, red/orange, and green. Sardonyx is a great stone with a raw-like connection to earth; it helps you feel grounded and strong inside. Somehow connects you to your inner fire, confident expression, dynamic personality, going forward with enthusiasm as it brings out your gifts and strength of character.  However there are elements of calmness and self-control that are combined with this energy and vigor. It can help people to recuperate from illness or after doing long, exhausting work. Also a great stone to support activities of athletes. Some people use sardonyx as a protection grid – placing it at each corner of the house, at doors and windows to prevent crime and misfortune. The white onyx within the stone will help you to make contact with the spiritual realms… and because they are strong grounding stones they will help support, hold and protect you in your spiritual work. Sardonyx is also a stone that reflects love, passion and joyful personality. It is a great stone to have if you are trying to ‘come out of your shell’ and becoming an open individual. Also brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships.  Known as the stone of raw energy & vigor and opening up to your authentic self.

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Selenite The name selenite comes from the Greek word Selene, meaning moon.  It is a variety of Gypsum, a common mineral found in sedimentary rocks. It is formed through the evaporation of salt water from ancient seas.  It has a pearl like luster and has been described as having a moon like glow. Selenite is 70% water and will dissolve if left in water.  Like the water element, it has been found to be very balancing for the emotions.  Selenite crystals are remarkably peaceful.  A GREAT meditation stone: meditations become sparkling clear over time as it brings a clarity to your spiritual understanding of the universe and your place in it.  Selenite: Brings mental clarity, helps one to access angelic guidance, quickly unblocks stagnant energy, instills a deep peace, a wonderful protection stone,  enables strong decision making, settles confusion and mental disorientation, promotes truth and honesty in all relationships including business, and also brings in flexibility and intuition.  It is self cleansing, and is a “must” stone to add to your crystal collection for it has a very high vibration and keeps your other stones clear and clean, along with enhancing their gifted qualities. Its specialty is opening up your crown chakra.  It particularly brings in the Light of hope, helping you to realize that you are never alone.  Known as the stone of connecting to support from your spiritual family. 

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Septarian (Dragonstone) formed millions of years ago. As a result of volcanic eruptions, dead sea life was chemically attracted to the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls dried and cracked. Due to their bentonite content they also shrank in size, creating the cracks inside. As decomposed shells seeped down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed. The outer thin walls of calcite then transformed into aragonite. The name Septarian comes from the Latin word “septem”, meaning seven, because the mud balls had a tendency to crack in 7 points in every direction. Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines), and the outer grey rock is Limestone. Its name ‘Dragon Stone’ comes from an old Malagasy legend. It is said that when the ‘Dragons’ died out they fossilized & became part of the sea bed that later became Septereye/Septarian & it is this formation that resembles the ‘Scales of Dragons’ .This stone connects you to the magic and energy of dragon power. It aids in being heard, helps with healthy boundaries, offers confidence in public speaking and also helps to connect you to communicating with Mother Earth. A stone often used in Shamanic and drumming circles and will bring in a stronger group connection and focus. They are grounding, out spoken, protective, and bring in deep wisdom, also enhance: tolerance, patience, flexibility. Known as the stone to connect you to your inner dragon. “A Dragon totem can be a powerful ally in our daily effort to live our lives. When we call upon the amazing restorative and potent qualities of the Dragon, we are able to effectively live our lives with the honestly, courage, and strength of a peaceful warrior.” 

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Seraphinite is a type of clinochlore and is also known as Serafina (green chloride) found in Russia. Its color is a deep forest green with the feathering of lovely iridescent silver markings that resemble the delicate feathers of an angel wings. It is a feminine, nurturing and gentle stone. Its name is dedicated to the the six-winged spirits of Light – the Seraphim, the highest order of angels who attend the throne of God. They offer opportunities and reassurance especially to those working to help restore the planet and humanity. Seraphinite brings in a deep peace; plus helps us to connect to our cell memory of forgotten gifts & wisdoms, which will help us to walk easier into our soul destiny. It is healing for the nerves and brain cells, aids in intuition, safe journeying, brings in a sense of knowing, bravery and feeling safe in our lives. It promotes living from the heart, helps us to let go of dis-ease from our thoughts, our emotions and our bodies. It has a strong yet sweet vibration that can clear all chakras, especially the heart and crown. It can assist you with reviewing your progress of life and with identifying the changes needed to put yourself on the path to peace, joy, wholeness, health and happiness. It is a stone of deep healing, unconditional love, and spiritual enlightenment. Physically helps with all forms of disease (including regulating the growth of cancerous cells), blood strengthener, aids in cell health and regeneration.

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Serpentine (New Jade) occurs in a variety of colors including: brown-red, brown-yellow, white and the most commonly known is green. Serpentine makes an exceptional meditation stone, helps you to find inner peace, enabling you to better open up to ancient wisdoms that are hidden within and around you. Serpentine gets its name from the word ‘serpent’ because it resembles the skin of a snake. The snake being the symbol of shedding the old skin and transforming into the new. It protects against poisonous creatures and is also a protector of the soul against invisible powers.  Serpentine was carried in ancient Assyria to request the gods and goddesses to provide double blessings. Serpentine Stone is a strong stone known to stimulate the arousal of the kundalini energies or serpent power. This ancient stone resonates within the ancient reptilian areas of the brain. Physical healing properties include:  heart, lungs, kidney, stomach, menstrual cramp relief, including cellular regeneration.  It also aids in the healing of diabetes…. and eliminate parasites, as well as helping you to better absorb both magnesium and calcium. Considered as a guardian of vital energy: physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Serpentine is known as the stone of esoteric knowledge.

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Sodalite is molted dark & light blue with white calcite interspersed.  It helps to instill a drive for truth and an urge towards making a difference.  It helps make it possible to remain true to yourself and stand up for your beliefs. Sodalite is associated with the thyroid. It is perfect in a necklace. It helps in communicating and will give confidence to speak more. It encourages rational / grounded thought, truth, and honesty.  It helps to clear confusion, fears, anxiety, guilt, phobias and over sensitive personalities.  It calms the mind, settles thought, thus allowing space for answers and new ideas.  Sodalite is said to bring joy to a heavy heart and to encourage self-esteem, self-trust and self-acceptance. Sodalite brings inner peace. Keep sodalite in your pockets and in every room of your house, so its peaceful properties will flow all around you.  Physically helps balance: insomnia, throat ailments (sore throats, vocal chords etc), digestion (stabilizes metabolism), lowers blood pressure, balances the emotions, settles anxiety and possible panic attacks.   “Known as the stone of objectivity and setting priorities”.

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Sugarlite is a purple turquoise color.  It is a crystal newly offered by Mother Earth to meet the needs and problems of the new world.  It is associated with the Age of Aquarius and with a new more compassionate world view.  Sugarlite triggers your healing powers and you may find others seeking your help and advice.  It directs energy wherever it is needed and removes blockages.  Good for balancing: as it balances the pineal, pituitary, and adrenal glands.  It preserves your integrity and self esteem at work and brings in spiritual values at home to protect from outside forces.  Good for teens to resist peer pressure.  Makes meditation and channeling easier to contact spirit guides and light beings.  Sugalite is an exceptional stone to use as it has the capacity to bring through the violet ray energy. This ray is associated with spiritual growth, deep spiritual love and wisdom… and with the crown chakra.   It will teach you how to live authentically, and you may become aware of why you incarnated to earth at this time. Known as the stone of dreams, possibilities and Light for the future.

Sunstone is believed to be sunlight in crystal form. Sunstone was prized by ancient magicians, who used it to attract the strength of the sun and its associated power and wealth. It is a joyful, light inspiring stone. It restores life’s sweetness and helps you to value and nurture yourself. Brings Light and energy into all chakras, specializing in the sacral chakra. It is extremely useful for removing “hooks” from other people, which may come from possessive parents, children or lovers, who have an effect of draining your energy. Sunstone helps with the cord cutting, lessons & boundaries of relationships, saying “No”, bringing in energy, support and healing to both sides. It can help lighten the darkness of winter (good for seasonal effective disorder), and reverses feelings of sadness and failure. Stimulates self-healing powers, harmonizes all the organs, good to calm rheumatism, and general aches and pains of the body; also increases metabolism, digestion, creativity, leadership, sexuality and vitality. Enjoy the warm, uplifting energy of sunstone crystals. Known as “the stone of bringing in the sun”.
“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” Samuel Smiles

Quartz: Tourmaline is a combination of tourmaline spikes or clumps held in the protective Light of white quartz. It acts like a psychic vacuum cleaner, clears out the “bad vibes of all types, repairs the auric field, and promotes general well-being.  Wearing tourmaline quartz throughout the day creates a “bubble of Light” around the body screening out destructive energies.  Tourmaline quartz is able to wash over the aura and clear dysfunctional and harmful energy patterns. It helps you to face and clear what is holding you back, addresses, clears, and re-establishes healthy energy flow.  It offers purification in the protection of the Light.  The Light will fill in the spaces of darkness, like putting a window in your closet and opening the window to the fresh air. Tourmaline quartz helps: clear rooms and environments, (especially good for therapy rooms), helps to improve diet to cleaner eating or cleaning up from substance abuse, plus offers psychic protection.  Human beings are split – divided into the sunlight side and the side that dwells in the shadow.  The tourmaline helps open up the shadows to the Lights of the white quartz. By using this crystal you create a balancing action, which may be classified as a yin-yang energy, encompassing the dualities of light and dark, negative and positive. It shifts opposites into balance because the black neutralizes any negativity and the white or clear quartz enhances positive energy. Known as the stone of Yin and Yang.It is yin and yang. Light is the left hand of darkness … how did it go? Light, dark.  Fear, courage.  Cold, warmth.  Female, male.  It is yourself … both and one.  A shadow on snow.”  Ursula L. Le

Smelt Quartz is a man-made glass from China.  The color is most often swirling blue.   This glass is made from a mixture of melting natural elements with the addition of adding cobalt that brings in its deep blue color. Color is vibration. In Feng Shui basics everything is alive and made of energy that vibrates at a particular frequency. In color psychology, blue is calming, healing, soothing, and relaxing. Blue represents  the water element, clarity, inspiration, relaxation, renewal, and nobility. Blue is the color of heaven, distance, and water, it is usually experienced as transparent, pure, immaterial, and cool. Blue relates to self-expression, speech, communication, and the ability to communicate our needs and requirements. The color blue has positive effects on the mind and the body. As the color of the spirit, it can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and offer feelings of tranquility. Blue helps to slow human metabolism, is cooling in nature, and helps with balance and self-expression. Blue is also an appetite suppressant. This Blue stone is believed to aid in creating calm and relaxation in crisis situations or chaotic situations, to open the flow of communication between loved ones, to feel genuinely inspired, and to gain the courage to speak from the heart. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order – we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky. Blue Smelt Quartz helps you to make an effort to express yourself through: writing, chanting, singing, public speaking, and sharing your thoughts. Add a little “sky” to your crystal collection. Known as the stone of awakening, trust and freedom.

Super seven is a rare stone, with the combinations of colors: deep purple, orange, red and brown.  It is a clear to opaque swirling crystal with several colors visible. It is a combination of seven crystals.  Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, clear quartz, rutile, goethite, lepidocrocite, and cacoxenite.  It combines the qualities of each of these crystals, thus balances all chakras.  Harmonizes physical, emotional and spiritual energies.  All Balancing.  Spiritually, this high vibration stone is a spiritual powerhouse with exceptional clarity.  This stone teaches us that “All is One”.  A stone of community and Light.  It is a community of many crystals living in harmony with each other.  Removes feelings of burden & stress.  Lifts depression and loneliness.  Comforts, calms, protects and guides forward with courage and conviction.  Extremely useful to bring harmony to the body, stimulating the body’s natural healing system.  Stone of cell memory, remembering who you are, who you were, and what you are capable of.  Known as “stone of remembrance”.

Thulite is the pink in pink zoicite (contains manganese).  It received its name after legendary island of Thule of Germanic lore.  It stimulates the life force, brings in strength and courage for all undertakings and encourages creativity when there is resistance or challenge.  It stimulates sensuality and sexuality, helping one to live life to the fullest, honestly, full of compassion especially with someone we love.  Enhances beauty, adventure, and romance.  Crystal healers find thulite helpful when working with survivors of incest, physical abuse, emotional abuse, abandonment, and neglect, including eating disorders.  It is a stone that encourages survival, comfort, self esteem, and helps one to connect to the core their “humanness”, and to recognize the love that is within. Thulite helps bring nurturing love and understanding of love to one’s life, helps you to open your heart, also with enthusiasm, passion, vulnerability … yet grounded.   Enhances fertility, helps ailments of the reproductive organs.  Known as the stone of true strength through love.

Tiger’s Eye is a member of the quartz family.  It shows chatoyancy (an optical reflectance effect) due to its asbestos structure.  Colors include gold, yellow, brown, blue hawk’s eye, and red falcon’s eye.  This is a “feel better” and “go for it” stone.  Good for intuition, courage, and new beginnings.  It balances extremes and creates vitality, strength, practicality, and fairness.  Protects, conquers fear, brings in grounding energy & stamina to walk through difficult and confusing situations.  Good stone for anyone who is feeling bullied by situations or peer pressure.  Brings in Light and masculine strength into the aura.  Calms high blood pressure, digestive disorders, depression, and overall good for the weak and the sick.  Known as “The Stone of the Lion. “Lion totem reminds you that you are a great and powerful being. You came into this Life with very special gifts and strengths.  Now is the time to grow and develop these gifts inside of you and learn to share them with the world.  You are a natural leader simply be being who you are.  As you take action and follow your heart, you will inspire others to also follow their hearts and soon you will be surrounded by friends who help each other fulfill their dreams.  The Pride!”   Chip Richards

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Tigers Eye RED: is an iridescent gemstone that is brownish red in color and has both light and dark lines running through, it shimmers. Often called the Dragon’s Eye. This fierce, dynamic energy brings in strength and grounding energy. Red-Tigers-Eye will encourage you to have a healthy passion for any project, pursuit, or endeavor. It is a stimulating stone that activates motivation and energizes those who are feeling lethargic. It is an energy booster yet it will also help you relax when you need to slow down, in a healthy balance. This stone will infuse you with confidence so that you can fulfill any role, perform any task, and speak to anyone with wisdom and grace, encouraging you to take your destined leadership role.   Like a tiger, one who wears the tiger eye has the patience to wait for the most opportune moment with great focus and determination. It brings in a confident energy to help those in times of intimidation or bullying, acts as a money charm, speeds up a slow metabolism, attracts love and increases a low sex drive, plus offers high energy protection, especially when travelling (evil eye). Physically aids in healthy blood, anemia, benefits muscle tissue, bones, teeth and nails, helps heal eye conditions, and improves night vision. Known as the stone “To Activate!”

Tiger’s iron is a combination of hematite, red jasper and tiger’s eye. The rippled wavy bands of color often resemble a scenic view. It combines three stones which are powerful in their own right, amplifying and blending their effects. It is a stone of strength, stamina and courage, and helps to encourage passion in the artistic fields. Especially beneficial for those who take on the feelings of others … including natural healing/energy modalities or spiritual readers. Helpful at times of suffering, deep exhaustion, mental burn-out, or family stress. Aids in personal strength in times of change, helps in problem solving, bringing up new solutions to old problems. Physically helps in times of surgery, balances white and red blood cells, increases natural steroids, improves muscular strength, helps with healing legs, sexual organs, liver and nervous system. It eases pain, heart/circulation, and promotes energy and protection. Powerful stone of grounding and protection, also protecting from danger. Be all you can be with Tiger Iron! Stone of “Survival & Choosing Life”

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Tourmaline (black). Black is one of the many colors of tourmaline.  It also comes in colors of red, pink, blue, green, and clear.  Black Tourmaline crystals act like etheric vacuum cleaners for bad vibes, clearing oneself and one’s surroundings of negativity and disharmony. The purification available through Black Tourmaline is powerful, and it is an energy needed by all of us in these challenging times. They protect one’s energy field against negative entities and energetic debris, spells & ill wishing, psychic attack and also rid one of existing negative thoughts, anxieties, anger and ideas of unworthiness.  In addition these stones will purify the area where they are located. We all live with a lot of electro-magnetic smog… including our televisions, cell phones, computers and the large number of other electrical devices.  It is a very grounding stone, especially for many who are sensitive to the earth’s ascension and planetary shifts.  Black Tourmaline also defends against debilitation disease, strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia and arthritis, provides pain relief, helps allergies and releases tension: making it helpful for spinal adjustments. Black Tourmaline crystals are ideal for psychic protection for anyone who must work or live in challenging places or circumstances, especially as one fully opens one’s psychic and empathic abilities. One of the powerful things about Black tourmaline is that it will suck up any negativity or disharmony that it encounters from its surroundings. It does not absorb it… but will transmute, or convert the negative energy into positive energy. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity.  Stone of psychic protection and purification.

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Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. For thousands of years, Turquoise has been recognized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Cultures including: Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans. It was believed it would connect one with the universe, guard burial sites, and Priests wore them in ceremonies. It is associated with the sky, thus uniting earth and sky, bringing together male and female energies. It helps promote honest and clear communication from the heart. It is turquoise in color (green or blue), with a fine veining of creams and browns. Turquoise brings in energies of: power, luck, protection, spiritual harmony, purification, serenity, positive thinking, strength, well-being for the body, friendship, and love. Turquoise is a stone of “earth-grounding” which provides strength and protection during vision quests, astral travel, and greatly improves meditation and to further peace of mind. This stone allows you to have a deeper awareness of the flow from life to life, helps in past life healings and bringing back gifts and knowledge from these past lives. It can aid you to ultimately discover what your purpose is being here at this time. To summarize: Turquoise stones bring in the energy support to help us stay safe on these physical, mental, and spiritual levels. It helps us to participate fully, to communicate in a positive and honest way, to honour all around us, and to be safe on this journey we call Life.

Unakite, also called epidote, comes the Greek epidosis, meaning “growing together”. Unakite is a type of granite, composed of pink orthoclase Feldspar, green Epidote and Clear Quartz. From this we get the meaning that what comes together belongs together. It has an excellent balancing action for your emotions… helps overcome helplessness, and depressed emotional states.  It leads towards a sense of optimism, positive and enlightened understanding (gentle problem solving especially in the heart chakra).  It generates hope for the future and willingness to pursue ones dreams.  Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down – this is the gemstone to help you to see the beauty in life.  It encourages rebirthing and gently releasing conditions that inhibit one’s potential.  Unakite supports convalescence and recovery from major illness. It specializes in issues of the reproductive system and stimulates healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.  Known as the stone of Pregnancy and Rebirthing.

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Zoicite with Ruby is known as “the stone of joyful engagement with life.” It brings the energy of a summer morning to one’s heart. It offers one the energies of happiness, appreciation, abundance, vitality, and growth. It is especially good for people with serious illness or disease for it encourages one to understand the teachings of the disease while living one’s life to the fullest. It helps one to slow down and discover the peace in every situation, and brings about healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually. For this reason it is an excellent stone for cancers, with the added benefit that it helps restore vitality after radiation and chemotherapy. It helps to alleviate grief, anger, despair, and helplessness.   Highly recommended by Carol, it holds the colors of a rose garden, and she refers to it as  “the blossoming of one’s soul.”

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