Shop’s Favourite Crystals

Agate is known as “the stone of brotherhood and generosity”. It comes in many colours and varieties (banded chalcedony) and is found all over the world. It is a multi-purpose stone, brings about emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Soothes, calms, and grounds. Come see Nan’s wooden bowl of agate, close your eyes and pick out the color you need for the day. 1.  Clear: helps to connect one to their faith, acceptance, universal wisdoms, and to their spiritual family. 2.  Violet: helps to settle headaches, depression, and sleeplessness. Aids in decision making and clarity. 3.  Blue:  helps one to speak their truth. Aids in times of frustration, transition, and communication freedom. 4.  Turquoise: is the stone of enlightenment. Helps one to stand back from situations and not to worry. 5.  Pink: is the stone of love, peace, and harmony. Helping one to slow down and to connect to passions in life. 6.  Green: helps with healing of heart issues. Aids in slowing down, peace and time out. 7.  Yellow: helps with personal power, confidence, self-esteem issues. Often related to direction in life/employment. 8.  Orange: helps with relationships, also connecting to creativity, passion, and joy for life. 9.  Black: helps one to get out of the spin of the mind, grounds, and helps with focus.

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Agate: Blue Lace is a variety of banded chalcedony.  It’s color has lace like patterns of white and soft blue.  It helps you to stand up and speak your truth, clarity of thought, speech and trust.  It’s gentle energy fosters: love, patience, abundance, courage, acceptance, harmony & balance, plus offers protection.  It inspires tranquility, stronger intuition, peace of mind, and useful to bring in miracles.  It neutralizes anger and shyness to open up your voice allowing free expression of thoughts and feelings.  Often good for: shoulder/neck pain, thyroid, infections, inflammations, fevers, arthritis, headaches, and throat disorders.  It helps one to BREAK FREE of old patterns, especially those from childhood which no longer serve us.  Known as the “Stone of Communication and Freedom”.

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Agate: Crazy Lace  is a banded Chalcedony with swirling colors and layers of: white, grays, browns, yellows, gold, scarlet, and reds.  It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it.  It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement.  Helps one to see the bigger picture, plus the feeling that you are never alone and have plenty of help and companionship available to you.  Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude.  It promotes going with the flow, liveliness and variety, and being in the moment.   A dish of Crazy Lace Agates in the room promotes fun and laughter at a party. In the workplace, it unites people, brings them together to a place of harmony and productivity, recognizing the gift that each have to bring to the pot.   Its warm, stimulating properties encourage security and self-confidence (yes … you can … encouragement).  Physically helps with:  hollow organs such as eyes, uterus, intestines, and also skin (especially insect bites).  Crazy Agate is also helpful to the heart. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love. “Known as The Laughter Stone, or Happy Lace.”

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Agate: Fire Snakeskin  Fire Agate is an unusual variety of agate. It comes in various shades of molted orange, brown, and transparent. It stimulates vitality and opening the base chakra. Its lovely energy brings through qualities that make you feel good to be alive! Fire agate is so calming while invigorating you at the same time. Its unique protective quality forms a shield around the body for psychic protection… and will return negative energy back to where it came from. It is a highly spiritual stone and its flame energy is like the spiritual flame that evolves from genuine spiritual practices.  It links one to the fire element, fires up your energy system with enthusiasm, creativity, and sexual confidence.   Some users have reported that it is known to increase passion … and to increase the level of desire and emotional happiness in personal relationships.  It dispels fear and promotes a strong sense of freedom to be all you can be!   Life is meant to be joyful! Known as the  “Stone of adventure.”

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Agate: Moss  is technically not a true agate. It is chalcedony with spider like blotches and threads of moss-colored green minerals. It helps one to connect to Earth energy, often referred to as the gardener’s stone. Its essence is of peace, stability, balance, regeneration and harmony. Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and help you to open your eyes to see beauty all around you and in all experiences. Moss agate enhances concentration, endurance and success in one’s endeavors. Moss Agate promotes self-expression and communication. It balances the emotions, releases fear and stress; encourages trust and hope. Helps balance: mood swings, depression, and is particularly helpful in treating and preventing infections, colds and flu. Carol calls it the fairy stone. She uses it to connect one to the elementals and nature spirits, particularly fairy energy. It attracts the light heartedness of fairy energy into your garden, room, situation or personal being. Bring in the magic of fairies with moss agate. “God made fairies as the angels of nature. They’re beings of pure, Divine light and love with an important mission of healing and protecting the environment and animals. Like humans, fairies have egos. So they’re not unconditionally loving like the celestial angels. However, fairies are kind and fair.” Nature angels who love to have fun. Doreen Virtue

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Agate: Tree is a form of chalcedony sometimes called dendrite agate or a cousin to moss agate. Its color is opaque white with green dendritic inclusions that resemble the markings of moss or leaves. Tree Agate is deeply connected to nature and can help bring one into contact with devas and other nature spirits, including tree wisdom. It creates a peaceful environment, deepens one’s connection to the earth & nature, and enhances the health of house plants and crops. It helps to calm and soothe in times of stress and challenges, along with the courage to be persistent to see it through to the highest of one’s ability. Overcomes negativity and bitterness, heals inner anger and fosters love and courage to continue on one’s Life journey.  Useful in any form of trauma. It resonates with anything in the body that resembles branches such as: blood vessels & nerves, conditions of the nervous system, neuralgia, skeletal disorders, capillary degeneration, stimulates the circulatory system, boosts the immune system, relieves tension and helps provide pain relief. It also attracts abundance and plentitude in business, health and also of love as it opens and clears the heart chakra. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate has a lasting impact. Known as the stone of nurturing tree.   “Trees are so majestic, beautiful, and peaceful. I love to take a walk out in nature, pick out a tree that somehow I feel attracted to, and to sit there at the base of its trunk to think, relax, or even to lie in the grass and take a nap.” Carol Layton

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Amazonite is a light green to blue green molted with cream veins, with a lustrous reflection.  A orthoclase feldspar and albite arranged in layers.  It inspires: hope, truth, sincerity, honor, self love, integrity, trust, clarity, and psychic vision.  Extremely soothing, calming, helps one to identify: “precious moments”, honesty and truth.  It is a strong stone of communication, particularly helpful in times where telling the truth is difficult.  Helps you  to find and clarify what your truth really is.  Also helps you to hear and recognize truth when it is spoken.  If you have a challenging situation to face or a long – overdue speaking of your truth, a difficult request to make, a public speaking engagement, amazonite is the most beneficial stone to wear or carry.  It helps open up honest and truthful communication, wants, needs, and healthy boundaries. It is also a stone to remind you that you are absolutely amazing!!!!! “Known as the stone of healthy relationships and genuine friendship.” Never apologize for showing your feelings – when you do, you apologize for truth.”  B. Disraeli.

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Amber is clear yellow or orange fossilized resin from ancient pine trees. It carries the natural vibration of organic life: natural, free, light & warmth. It is able to draw out pain, negativity, toxins, and is a natural antibiotic. Its strong healing and protective vibration helps bring in: balance, patience, positive decision making.   Also: aids in organ health, memory, promotes wisdom, stability and motivation. Particulary aids in conditions of depression, tissue revitalization, and anyone recovering from illness. Spiritually, it helps us to connect to Light beings, including nature devas, faeries, and tree/plant energies. Known as “the stone of solar energy or solidified sunlight”.

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Amethyst is known as “the stone of protection and purification”. Its purple color comes from the combination of trace elements of iron and aluminum. Amethyst is known to balance energies of the third eye (mind) to bring clarity, balance, purify thoughts, enhance intuition, create strength in thought, dispel doubts/fear/anger/depression/anxiety. Thus is a beneficial stone for almost every situation, whether it be health, emotional, or spiritual: for all situations are created and/or affected by our mind. It is also beneficial for spiritual protection, physic attack, quitting addictions, protects against nightmares, aids decision making, enhances memory, aids sound/relaxed sleep, etc. A good stone to give your children, protect/enhance positive energies in a room, use as a healing tool in healing practices. This is a powerful crystal, when in doubt use amethyst!

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Ametrine is a rare stone, a natural combination – twinning of amethyst and citrine. This crystal is usually transparent, and its color is an interesting mixture of the golden yellow color of Citrine blended with the purple color of Amethyst. The metaphysical healing qualities of amethyst and citrine are combined in this one stone, connecting the mind (third eye – purple) to confidence (solar plexus-yellow); plus uniting feminine and masculine qualities. Carrying this unique quartz combination brings in the realization of your power and potential. It attracts opportunities, ideas and people that will help and support you on your life path and life purpose. It helps reveal the ambitions of your higher heart. It also helps with inspiration, decision making and the courage to follow through. Wearing ametrine helps dissolve self-sabotage, fears, and procrastination. Aids in memory, problem solving, confidence, and positive assertiveness. It a very powerful money stone as well as an excellent via to higher psychic awareness and spiritual enlightenment. Physically it aids weight loss and helps you to release your addictions. Known as the Stone of Bridging Thought to Action (with Conviction). “You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” ― Steve Maraboli,

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Angelite is formed from compressed celestite which is a calcium sulfate mineral. It is a soft blue color, almost a robins egg appearance, and can dissolve in water. This stone helps create a connection to receiving love, guidance, and information from the invisable ones who surround us. Especially beneficial for making contact with angels. Helps raise ones vibration for those who work with channeling, mediumship, and spiritual readings. Aids in communication as it soothes, especially for those with a sharp tongue or anger issues. It invokes calmness, sweetness, and peaceful balance. Helps one in dreamwork helping one to connect to the meanings of dream symbols and  visions. Helps one believe: trust, divine timing, and temperance. Known as the “stone of angels”.

Apache Tear Drop is volcanic glass, a form of black obsidian.  It is composed of feldspar, hornblende, biotite and quartz. There is a haunting legend about the Apache Tear Drop. Where the Pinal Apaches and Arizona military  were in conflict.  Through a surprise attack the apaches lost many of their warriors in the first volley of shots.  The rest of the tribe retreated to a cliff’s edge and chose death by leaping over the edge rather than die at the hands of the white man.  The Apache women of those who died gathered a short distance from the base of the cliff where the sands were white, and for a moon they wept for the death of their loved ones and the loss of the fighting spirit of their tribe.  The sadness was so great, and their burden so sincere that the Great Father imbedded into the black stones the tears of the Apache women.  These black stones, when held up to the light reveal the translucent tear of the Apache.  Apache tear healing vibrations  helps to ground us and affirm that Earth is our home, protected and safe.  It helps us to release wounds and sorrow that is holding us back from joy, happiness, and spiritual growth.  Is used as a vacuum cleaner of negative energies, taking us to the Light.  It helps us to know what to keep and what to let go of (also helps in development of healthy boundaries).  It comforts grief, provides insight into the source of trauma, and promotes understanding and forgiveness.  Apache tear is therefore known as “the stone of healing grief and loss”.

Apatite is most often seen in blue, but also can be found in brown, pink, yellow, green and rarely in violet.   Its blue is the color of ice reflecting the slowly lightening winter sky.  As winter gives way to spring, and new life is ready to burst forth, blue marks the beginning of life and emotion. These blue crystals bring trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy.  It also inspires, soothes, aids in creative problem solving and brings in the energy of enlightenment & knowledge.  Physically helps with eating disorders, increases metabolism rate, encourages opportunity to loose weight or gain weight towards perfect weight.  After all … ideal body weight is a balance of being in harmony.   Apatite helps you to learn to love yourself first.  We are beautiful beings, we have accomplished so many things, there is so much that we can be proud of, we are worthy!  Stone of worthiness.

Apophyllite stones come in a range of colors… but the most common are the clear or green. These stones have a high water content, which gives them the ability to conduct electricity. Their natural pyramid shape exemplifies and focuses energy flow (spiritual vibration of Sacred Geometry). They have a high vibration that raises your spirits, especially the clear pyramids. The flow of spiritual light they convey to you from the higher realms, brings hope for the future, and also helps you to release negative thought patterns that may be holding you back. Their energy aids you to feel calmer, more relaxed and happier within yourself. Most directed towards the crown and third eye chakras; as it develops abilities of: meditation, intuition, powerful to use in crystal grids, astral travel, psychic visions, crystal gazing, and deepens Reiki experiences. Apophyllite is also used to assist in contacting and working with Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides and manifestations of your Higher Self. To invite Spirit and bring a sense of purity into a home, office or sacred space, or other environment, place one or more Apophyllite crystals around the room in a harmonious pattern. Physically aids asthma, allergies, respiratory conditions, place on eyelids for stressed eye, regulates bodily functions and improves memory. Known as the Stone of Spiritual Connection. “Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Aquamarine is the most common variety of Berl (teal). In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and it was used as a talisman to bring good luck, fearlessness and protection to sailors. It was also valued as a stone of eternal youth and happiness. They are stones of a water element, bringing one into touch with the subconscious, the domains of spirit and our deepest emotions. Their energy is refreshing as a shower under a cool waterfall. This gentle stone encourages: patience & endurance, (not giving up), trust, faith, helps you to tune into spiritual guidance, plus in relationship promotes gentleness, truth and compassion. Aids in shyness and helps one discover their voice and direction. Also helps one let go of grudges, let go of hurt in past relationships, helps in grieving situations, helping one to heal heart issues and to go with the flow into what is next. Physically it helps to alleviate stomach and bowel stresses, including homesickness, motion sickness, and nervousness, including sea sickness and sea travels. Known as the stone of Water and Emotions.

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Aragonite is a carbonate mineral CaCO3, related to Calcite, though different structure with high magnesium content.  It is formed in oceans, caves, and warm marine environments.  Its raw form is clusters of (most common) dark honeycolored, sharp spike like clusters.  Its vibration calms, soothes, encourages patience, and renews strength & balance, grounding.  It helps to settle anger and stress, especially for those who feel overwhelmed with responsibility.  Their cluster form radiates energy outward in many directions creating a “web” of Light Force energy.   It helps release the attachment to emotional drama, calms reactions, and balances towards love and understanding.  Helps clear pain and fear, guiding towards love, compassion, and helping one to own the “human star” within.  It builds strength and confidence to face and clear present or past life traumas and guides one forward into new visions.  Especially beneficial to use when training animals.  Aids in calcium absorption, eases muscle spasms, offers patience to children.  Known as the stone of powerful clearing.

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Astrophyllite comes from the word “astron for star” and “phyllon” for leaf due to its starburst-like sprays. These flashes of old spikes within the dark stone look like stars.  It is a magnet for synchronicities, finding potential, and clearing what holds you back.  It has a no nonsense ability to open up the chakras of fear and guilt and help guide you to your next step into the direction of your highest potential.  It is a tranquil and honest stone, has your back and aids you to truly realize how magnificent you are.  It helps you to forgive yourself and others and clear actions in your past that you may still be struggling with.  This stone works with all chakras including the eighth chakra, commonly called the soul star chakra.  It has the ability to bridge this chakra to the earth; as white light flows from one end to the other.  Also is known to burn old karma.  This will shine light into every dark corner of your soul.  It will aid individuals who have been through “the dark night of the soul” in the very deepest and darkest places.  It can bring fidelity and honesty between partners by activating a soul-connection that allows the partners to “see into and understand” the other’s soul.  It is said to give the ability to make major change that moves you forward into your life journey in a positive and self-confident way.  Sometimes it may seem like a door is closing … when actually a window of opportunity and change is opening.  Known as the stone of “Shine with the Light!”

Aventurine, Green is a member of the quartz family: silicon dioxide with microscopic fuchite particles. It reflects iridescent sparkles when held in the light.  Holds emotions of new beginnings and growth similar to the vibration of spring (new grass, budding leaves, regeneration and growth). Also helps one move forward with confidence into changes: as in one’s employment, residence, school, relationships, or spiritual focus. It helps rebuild and recharge energy.  And brings in a feeling of lightness and humor. It enhances: vitality, confidence, happiness, protection, imagination, creativity, career success, calm, positive outlook, balance and inner strength. Healing: heart/cardiac, cell repair, surgery or recovery conditions, and premature infants. Known as the Stone of GOOD LUCK.

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Bloodstone is a variety of green chalcedony with red spots of iron oxide or red jasper. Its distinctive red spots resemble the color of blood, from which it gets its name – bloodstone. Bloodstone is very beneficial for physical health issues for it helps support healthy blood, circulation and ultimal organ health. Positive support for blood disorders, anemia, detoxifying, immune system, relieves menstrual and menopausal symptoms, liver, kidneys, bone marrow, intestines, and heart. It is a stone of honesty and truth and helps connect one to their physical body to be at optimal health and strength. It also provides emotional support by helping one find the courage to follow one’s heart and take action based on what one knows in one’s heart to be true. It is known as the “stone of courage” and also viewed as the stone of the “spiritual warrior”.

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Calcite comes in a rainbow of colors and a large variety of uses.  Calcite is found all over the world and has more uses than almost any other mineral.  Most is used as a construction material in the form of cement, concrete, limestone, chalk and marble. It is used in agriculture, medications, and is the main substance in sea shell and coral.  Usually white but also clear, violet, blue, green, pink, yellow, orange, red, and black.  It may come in the forms of translucent, transparent, or opaque.  It is a soft stone, and can be extremely beautiful to see and touch. In crystal healing, it has a gentle healing, and gentle light of encouragement for … most everything.  Calcite comes in all the chakra colors, therefore can be used to open, clear and balance the entire body.  Physically, calcites are good for pain, increasing physical strength, mental/emotional balance, and spiritual wisdoms.  All calcites are helpful in lessening of fear and reducing stress.  Known as “The Stone Of Gentleness”. 1.  Clear calcite will assist with spiritual awareness, aid in self love and feelings of worthiness, and is quite beneficial in meditation. (crown chakra) 2.  Violet calcite will help to create peace and harmony.  (third eye chakra) 3.  Blue calcite is one of the most soothing stones for the emotional body. Good for lungs, headaches and eye problems. (throat chakra) 4.  Green calcite helps you discover your own value. It aids in relaxation and emotional balance, a heart healer. Also helps children who are hyperactive, helps to bring in patience.  Helps to attract abundance and money into your life.  (heart chakra) 5.  Pink calcite (pink manganocalcite) sometimes also called “the Reiki stone” is gentle but powerful.  It is a calming stone that heals inner child hurts and past abuse by filling one with a sense of motherly love.  (heart chakra) 6.  Yellow calcite heals abuse and sorrow from the past. It helps you to believe in yourself. It gradually releases gentle energies in the home or workplace to create a soothing atmosphere and encourages people to work and live together in a peaceful way.  (solar plexus chakra) 7.  Orange calcite helps to open up passion and joy.  It is warm and inviting, delicious and fun.   Orange calcite helps children feel safer in what can seem to be a frightening world. It is very gentle for gallstone and any liver or spleen problems. It helps to balance women’s hormones and ease aching muscles.   (sacral chakra) 8.  Red calcite helps anyone to feel more vital, energetic and willing to experience life. Useful in healing broken bones, or whatever is holding you back from your potential. Helps clear past trauma. Helps you to move forward … just because you can!  (base chakra) 9.  Black calcite to aid in clearly seeing the truth, regardless of what it is. It will help in making plans to cover all aspects of a given situation. (base chakra)

 

Carnelian is an orange colored variety of chalcedony, a mineral in the quartz family. Its orange varies from pale to deep red orange and sometimes is banded in various shades. It’s warm and energizing energy supports our desires of passion, creativity, playful in relationships, helps us to express our joy, and to accept and enjoy our true nature. It increases our “zest” for life and the willingness to put ourselves out there and take risks as we move towards embracing life and transformation. It motivates success in business and life as it encourages us to enjoy the journey, not just the destination. It transforms: procrastination, resentment, envy, rage, physical pain (especially lower back), arthritis, improves absorption of nutrients, and helpful in healing reproductive organ disorders. Known as the Stone of Passion and Playfulness. “Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.” Karolina Kurkova

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Celestite is a strontium sulfate mineral, most often found in geode forms.  It’s most common color is a beautiful sparkly translucent baby blue coming from a natural irradiation of gold.  It is believed that the stone decreases negativity by putting an end to stress, anxiety, worry and fear, while helping to put a focus on the spiritual, thus attracting goodness and purity.  It has been known to accelerate spiritual development, stimulate clairvoyant communication, aid in dream recall and astral travel, and to bring one a general sense of peace, love, fullness of serenity, and inner truth.  A peaceful feeling … like floating on a cloud.  Celestite has a soft whispering ability, and what it says to you can be very uplifting.  Helps you to connect to your higher self, angels, and spirit guides.  Helps clear infections and negative attachments.  Helps you to see physically, emotionally and spiritually, what is important for you to see.  Good stone to place in a bedroom, therapy room, or to enhance any room.  Known as “the stone of the sky” or “stone of heaven”.

Charoite is a rare silicate mineral first described in 1978 and named after it’s one location at the Chara River in Russia.  It is a mottled, veined or swirled purple stone with a pearly luster.  It is a stone of transformation and profound change.  Yet has a gentleness of encouragement, clarity, and building of inner strength.  It helps to dissolve anger, fear, helplessness, victimhood tendencies … showing one opportunities to step forward into the next positive step. As it begins to dissolve what is holding you back, notice that coincidences and synchronicity become more frequent, as it guides you into new and stronger opportunities.  It helps you cope with sudden life changes, bringing in feelings of unconditional love, spontaneity, getting over fear and taking on healthy changes which we often think are a risk (all change is risk, but how will we know if we do not at least try?).  Physically it helps with: regulating blood pressure, improves sleep, protects from nightmares, over comes insomnia. Plus treats: eyes, heart, liver, pancreas, and general conditions of the nervous system.  Known as the stone of transformation and profound change.

Cherry Quartz is a man-made glass from China.  The color is clear with swirling red inclusions.   Glass is made from a mixture of melting natural elements of fine white sand or pulverized sandstone combined with soda or potash to lower its melting point, and lime. The red color is added to the melted mixture.  Color Therapy: Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one’s feelings, moods, and emotions.  Crystal and color therapy together in cherry quartz bring emotions of: new hope, acts as an anti-depressant, relief from anxiety, sexual problems related to tension, & helps develop vision for the bigger picture. Cherry quartz is an energy stone and can be a powerful healing stone. It is an excellent balancing stone for a sad or weak heart.  Also used for intuition as well and it can lead one to ‘listen to their heart’ when used in meditation.  It is one of Carol’s favorite crystals, found in the center of her crystal grid in the meditation room.  Also a red quartz sphere in her therapy room which is named: “The Sky is the Limit”.  All cherry quartz bring a joyful mood into any room, peacefulness, grounding plus adds a passion/fire assertiveness to direct you to your next step on your life path. Known as the stone of relationship, fire and focus.

 

Chrysocolla is a soft stone that comes in a beautiful bluish-green opaque color. It often reminds people of how the earth looks from outer space. Stone of: enlightened communication, peace, gentleness, tranquility, forgiveness, and understanding. Flushes: hurt, guilt, fear, anger, pain, heat, inflammation and emotional and physical toxins. It calms emotions and brings in understanding and support to face challenges and changes with ease. Especially good in times of transition such as: break ups or job loss. It aids us in finding a new, calm honesty in our voices and hearts, reassuring us when we feel vulnerable. Adds incentive to speak from our heart rather than building defenses. It encourages new levels of communication. Allowing the best qualities of advice to be shared and spread through the world. As we continue to influence each other, evolving, communicating together with open honesty, love  and confidence. Use to enhance intuition to draw unconditional love, whether it be a perfect mate, spirit guide, divine connections. Carol dedicates her favorite piece to help her connect more deeply to her spirit guide. Known as the “wise stone” or “wise communication”.

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Citrine is a silicon dioxide mineral  from the quartz family.  Its pale yellow, amber to almost orange color comes from iron.  It is naturally or artificially heated amethyst (the darker shades are often the heat treated).  It is a happy stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of lives of those who work with it. It has energies of good fortune and good luck. Brings in: comfort, optimism, laughter, success, clarity, confidence, increases personal power, will power (supports breaking free form addictions), along with positive decision making.  Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits, including the manifesting of ones dreams … just go for it attitude! In business it is used particularly to promote success, place a citrine in the cash box to attract bigger cash flow towards you. It helps us stay true to our life’s purpose, to be all one can be.  It removes negativity and self-doubt, relieves: depression, anger, and irrational mood swings. It is self-cleansing and does not hold/store negativity. Physically helps with issues involving: digestion (including constipation and diabetes), stomach, liver, urinary, pancreas and removing toxins. Add sparkle to your day with citrine! Known as “the stone of success, abundance and personal power”. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

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Desert Rose colors are usually white, or in the color of the sand from which it was formed. It’s shape is rose blossom-like circles with fragile rose petal edges. It is a variety of selenite/gypsum that is able to hold heat and insulate. It forms from the combination of water, wind and sand in dessert regions found all over the world. Desert Rose holds a gentle energy and it teaches that Life is worth all of its ups and downs. It works to help you bring Light down from higher realms to create personal transformation opportunities. Opens the crown and star chakra. It has been said that it holds an internal energy that is used for protection, prosperity and purification. It helps quiet worries and still the mind of distractions and disruptions as it encourages you to continue with your work on this “Life Walk”. It actually helps to dissolve “programs” we have put on ourselves that are out-dated or over-used, and can replace them with new updated and more efficient suggestions. It helps with: decision making, intuitive work, past life healing, future life glimpses, helps us to interpret and clarify visions, grounding yet encouraging. Also brings prosperity into business and provides a peaceful & tranquil atmosphere for home or work, Physically: stabilizes epileptic disorders, good to use with sick or old animals, and settles stress or anxiety. Do not place in water for it will dissolve. Known as the stone of Clarifying Visions. “When one stands firm and steady in trust, the sand may shift but will not collapse.” Author unknown

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Dragon stone is a member of the quartz family (chalcedony), a combination of green Epidote and Red Piedmontite; and is found in Australia.  It is known to be one of lizard’s favorite stones to warm themselves on for it absorbs the warmth of the morning sun and also helps to camouflage against flying predators.  Lizards are recognized as the earth dragons of our time.  Know that a dragon is not a domesticated animal; it is a wild, sentient journeyer among many realms, and excellent ally and worthy opponent.   To wear a dragon stone is to bring out the “dragon” within.  It encourages self-confidence, fierceness, loyalty, to protect that which is Good with power and strength.  A great stone for protection against negative people, encourages healthy boundaries, and aids in the discovery of your “dragon voice”.  Healing properties of Dragon stone include help with regeneration and recovery following illness, exhaustion due to stress, and past trauma.  Medicinally, dragon stone is thought to stimulate the immune system and improve overall physical well being and health. It is also used to bring success to community projects and goals.  It attracts money and abundance.  It brings out the gentle strengths of love, forgiveness and compassion.  Known as the stone of unleashing and taming your inner dragon.

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Dumortierite is a” blue jean blue” coloring, often with whitish streaks but also comes in violet or pinkish brown. Dumortierite is a stone that teaches you to stand up for yourself, and to work through tough or abusive situations, also reduces harmful stubbornness. It will help you to take control of your own life and increase your level of patience and tolerance: Gives you the ability to see the value and worth in all humans, no judgements. It helps with organization, self-discipline, promotes a positive attitude, courage, trust, accomplishments, helps calm panic and fear, and lifts depression. It enhances organization, helps encourage more businesslike, systematic, tidy and methodical. In business it can help you figure out what is best for your company, also helps you to “sell yourself”, to promote what it is you have to offer. It is a great learning stone: reduces scattered mind, promotes mental discipline, good for studying, assists in memory and retention of information. Students find it useful when they are required to take in large amounts of data over short periods of time, because it aids memory. It is primarily a stone of the third eye chakra. Physically, dumortierite is used in crystal healing to help with throat, thyroid, detoxification, overstimulation, hyperactivity, spleen, skin disorders, diabetes, metabolic system, endocrine system, and blood. Due to its energy of self-discipline it is often used in weight loss or attaining ideal weight. Known as the stone of Woman’s Independence! “Stand up for yourself, organize, do the research, hand on your heart, big breath, take the step forward, you can do it!” Carol Layton

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Emerald is green beryl.   Most emeralds have inclusions (bubbles) in them.  An emerald of the right shade of green can be more valuable than a diamond.  The emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. It was thought to preserve love. The emerald has long been the symbol of hope.  For some the emerald acts as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind. It is said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom. The power of the Emerald is highest at the full moon.  It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship.  Emerald stimulates the heart chakra, having a healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart.  It ensures physical, emotional and mental equilibrium, bringing harmony to all areas of ones life.  Giving your lover an Emerald will bring the lover closer if the giver’s motives are pure love. The Emerald can be a bridge between 2 people OR advice to walk away if it is not a true/honest relationship. Is also is a stone of patience, inspiration, loyalty, mutual understanding, and improves memory.   Emerald also treats disorders of the heart, lungs, spine and muscular system.  It aids in recovery after infectious illness, helps sinuses and soothes the eyes, improving vision.  It has a detoxifying effect on the liver and alleviates diabetes and rheumatism.  Known as the “stone of successful love”.

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Fluorite is a calcium fluoride crystal that has been formed in an underground vein where hot steam/water has moved through and changed the main stone to create a new stone of higher water content. This gives it a fluorescent appearance. Fluorite comes in the colors of white, yellow, pink, blue, green, purple, and especially color combinations. It has a gentle vibration of healing for the heart, mind, and soul. It helps in relationships: personal or work life. It helps to clear away “brain fog”, settles chaos, and brings in peace, concentration, clarity, grounding, and encourages positive decision choices. Settles: headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, disorganization, insomnia, dizziness, hyper-activity etc. Fluorite helps you to step back and see the bigger picture. Spiritually it brings in Healing Light and channeled wisdom.  It has a combination of colors are very beautiful and mesmerizing.  Its touch is cool and calming; place on your forehead to calm stress, hold over your heart to calm nerves or use as a palm stone to bring in focus & direction.  A crystal friend.  Known as “Stone of the brain and gentle guidance”. 

Fushite comes in various shades of green, a green mica and chromium with sparkles of green and gold flecks that resemble what we would call fairy dust. It gives off a sparkling radiance along with pure and blissful magic. This is a great crystal to place in a home to bring in happiness, laughter and joy along with the supportive skills for raising a family. It attracts natural, nature and fairy like energy and even is said to aid herbalists to gain information on natural remedies. Let it’s vibrant energy illuminate your world and give you a fresh perspective on life, it helps us to appreciate all the good things happening rather than focussing on what is not working. It’s a great stone to have when we are busy with a busy schedule: it helps us to stay organized, updated and aware of what is going on without feeling overwhelmed. It reminds us that every moment of our life is an opportunity to choose happiness. It is a great stone for natural healers and caregivers. A “Healers Stone” to guide to the most effective remedy, and to the healer within. It helps us to support but not to become too involved or do too much of the work which can take away from the learning experience of the other. It can help us balance interactions with others: “tough love”, helping people to help themselves, avoid “over mothering”, healthy boundaries, eliminating worry, bringing in confidence that others WILL succeed, being excited for their success as they find their way. This is a great stone for sensitive children, ADHD symptoms, allergies, balances sugars, mood swings, repetitive strain injuries and helps stabilizes spinal column alignment. Known as the Healer’s Stone.

 

Garnet is one of the more common stones and is popular in industry as a high quality abrasive. It comes in a rainbow of colors, the most common being deep reddish shades, opaque or translucent. It encourages: balance, peace, robust health, survival instinct, protection, healthy sexual desire, imagination, faith, truth, and grace.It inspires: love and devotion, opens up the heart and bestows self confidence, self respect and self love. Aids conditions of: pregnancy, arthritis, blood disorders, depression, lethargy, fever, stimulates metabolism, and good in times of crisis. It aids one to be open to sharing and receiving: love, kindness, and compassion. Reminding us of our gifts and encourages us to walk forward with courage on our Life Path. Referred to by Carol as:”Rose petals from Heaven”. “The stone of devotion and passion.”

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Goldstone is actually a man made stone first created by alchemists trying to make gold in the time of the European Renaissance. The most common goldstone is a reddish-brown colour with tiny glittery bits. It also comes in blue and green. This man-made stone which contains copper is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation including: strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones, and easing arthritis pain. It can be used as an energy generator and builds courage and a positive attitude, also renewing strength. It can encourage faith, balances the root and sacral chakra, and increases drive and confidence, yet also helping you to keep your feet on the ground. Often used in long distance healing. Known as the stone of ambition and manifesting your dreams. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France

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Hematite is a form of iron oxide and is a black to silver gray color.  It is the most recommended stone for grounding.  Helps to settle scattered feelings, fuzziness or light-headedness. Settles worry, brain fog, anxiety, fear, being over whelmed.  Helps overcome addictions, compulsions, overeating, smoking etc.  Encourages focus, concentration, willpower, balance, stability, and protection.  It helps to strengthen our connection to the earth making us feel safe and secure.  It aids our spiritual self to be grounded and solid into our physical body.  Physically associated with healthy organs particularly: spleen, heart, blood and kidneys.  Good for any blood disorders, helps kidney’s blood cleansing function, and tissue regeneration.  Helps to keep you on track and remind you what is important. Known as” stone of the mind – focus”.

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Howlite is opaque white with grey veining. It is often dyed in a rainbow of colors especially for beads, and to resemble more expensive stones such as tourquoise, red coral etc.  A piece of Howlite in your pocket can settle a critical mind, selfishness, stress, anxiety, even extremes of uncontrollable anger or rage. Howlite can also be used to release unhealthy memories or traumas of old emotional pain from this life or a past life. Once these “virus emotions” are opened up, it allows for detachment and is able to bring peace and healing into the area. As prevention it can calm difficult communications and ease confrontations. Its gift is higher communication; not violent, controlling, or critical. It also allows us to see the other person’s point of view and approach discussion with a calm, clear head, often showing a way in which to meet both party’s needs. Place a howlite stone in your pocket to absorb either your own or anger that is directed toward you. Howlite is thought to help you become aware of your goals and ambitions and to aid you in achieving them. It helps you to face situations with calm, integrity, gentle honesty, higher wisdom, tact, and high perspective where the feelings of both sides are validated. Howlite has a “live in the clouds”- crown chakra essence but at the same time carries a heaviness to keep you grounded and on track. Howlite is used in crystal healing for pain, insomnia (for it is able to calm the mind for sleep or meditation). Beat stress * Feel good * Think positive * Recover health!  Known as the stone of patience. “Your natural self is happy and loving. Learning how to notice and change your thoughts will change your life!” Al Rodee

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Iolite is a fascinating stone with an interesting past. It comes from the Greek word for violet, and also is sometimes called Dichroite which is the Greek word meaning “two-coloured rock” where it shows different colours when viewed from different angles. It was used by the ancient Vikings as one of the first compasses to guide their way at sea. It has also been called Water Sapphire and the stone of the Muses because it is thought to activate visions and creativity. Iolite offers to take one on the inner path to the deep self, including shamanic journeying, connecting to high guides, angels, goddess, etc. It helps open up clear messages, vividness and detail of visons and messages. It is a stone of history, great wisdom, faces challenges, helps one to connect to high wisdom with calm and conviction to find the solution that is best suited to the situation, for the highest good of all concerned. It helps dissolve fears of the unknown, settles confusion, assists in letting go of control, moving forward in faith into new opportunities, brings in grounded thought and assists in decisions on how to proceed with emotional distance and clearer perspective. It balances the important and the unimportant. It is a stone of inner treasure, helps to uncover the lost parts of oneself, and in receiving the peace one’s spiritual journey brings. It helps one take responsibility for one’s own life and happiness. Physically helps memory, eyesight, headaches, dizziness, sleep imbalances, also is very beneficial when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism (detoxification, and maintaining sobriety) …developing the best that can be in you. Known as the stone of twilight energy, holds the veil between two worlds/times. “Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.” Henry Ward Beecher.

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Jade comes in either jadeite or nephrite.  Both are metamorphic rocks made up of different silicate minerals.  The most common color comes in a variety of greens, but also orange, brown, blue, yellow, lavender, red, grey, white, and black.  It reminds one to “stop and smell the roses”, to enjoy all moments.  It is often given as a love stone: it encourages you to touch someone you love and share your heart.  Jade is also known as a “money stone” attracting money, good business: helping to shed feelings of scarcity, greed, or “money fears”.  Key words: love, nurturing, joy, happiness, healing, hope, serenity, balance, honesty, confidence, abundance and generosity.  It can sooth the mind, also stimulate ideas and helps make tasks seem less complex – one step at a time.  It is a good stone for detachment: helps you to be calm and accept your surroundings for what they are.  Thus helps one to accept the natural cycles of life.  Jade helps guide one to their fullest potential.  Is a stone of much wisdom.  It is a highly protective stone and guards against accidents and misfortune.  Known as the stone of Good Luck and Friendship.

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Jaspers ♥ All Jaspers are a form of chalcedony and occur in massive formations. (Often when in doubt which crystal, is often a jasper)  Colors: dark red, orange, yellow, tan, brown, , blue, gray,  comes in patterns containing stripes,  banding  or swirling patterns.  Relaxation ♥ Contentment ♥ Compassion ♥ Nurturing ♥ Consolation ♥ Tranquility ♥ Healing ♥ Completion.  Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”.  It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.  Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.  It encourages honesty with one’s self.  Provides courage to assertively tackle problems.  Aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities.  Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.  It supports during prolonged illness and re-energizes the body.

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Jasper – Brecciated comes from a Greek word meaning spotted. It is a multi-colored, spotted, banded or blotchy chalcedony that contains up to 20% of foreign materials in the stone in shapes of ovals, teardrops or donut spots. Almost like an aerial view of the rapids of a river as the water swirls around the intruding rocks (often the main color is bright to soft reds). It is a base chakra stone, encouraging: being grounded, soothing, takes you away from worrying and stress. It brings in strength, vitality, helps on in organization skills … slows you down to one step at a time. It brings in focus to previously scattered / confused / frustrated /overwhelming events. It is occasionally used to assist when dowsing. It aligns the chakras and balances the yin-yang, physical, and emotional. It is also said to bring energies for success in work. This beautiful jasper is thought to help its wearer find a positive outlook in life and achieve a sense of tranquility.  Known as the stone of organization: to help you embrace chaos and get your work done. “I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed.  As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can’t protect ourselves from everything.  If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.” ― Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Breathing Room

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Jasper: Fancy is a beautiful type of chalcedony with multiple shades and colors including blends of green, brown, cream, red, gray, yellow, orange, white and lilac. A good stone to represent the season of autumn with its many colors and patterns. It is a stone that offers nurturing, grounding, calms anxiety, worry and fears; helps bring you to the NOW, instead of worrying about the future or guilt about the past. It particularly is a good stone to provide relief from daily stress and worries. It intensifies and lightens the feeling of well-being, boosts energy, helping you to “lighten up” and enjoy yourself more. It pacifies frustrations, anger and regrets yet opens up confidence, inner strength, truthfulness, organizational skills, realistic outlooks, and gentle endings. It is a stone that calms, motivates and inspires; restoring assertiveness and decision making. Physically it helps with ailments of the gallbladder, stomach, circulation, and liver. Known as the stone of “being in the moment”. “Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha

Jasper: Leopardskin has beautiful leopard or jaguar-like spots and swirling patterns of tan, brown, grey, pinks, black, and gold. It is a wonderful guardian stone that heals and supports, protects you from energies that are not good for you, grounds, and calms chaotic energies. Leopardskin jasper is a stone of shamanic journeys and spiritual discovery, helps you to see and visualize the spiritual language of symbols and pictures, along with helping to connect with your animal totem and elemental Earth wisdom. Also a great stone when connecting/communicating with animals (especially cats). Emotionally encourages: accepting responsibilities and brings in energies of success and manifestation in work and business, attracts what one needs, not necessarily what one desires (helps connect you to what is in your divine plan, and not to settle for less). It settles nervousness, anxiety, and trauma. Bonus: helps to bring in harmony and rekindle love. Physically supports healing conditions of: eliminating toxins and regulating organs and glands, particularly chronic health conditions for it helps draw to you whatever you need for physical healing. It is a stone of regeneration and helps you to look and feel young, strong and worthy (root chakra). Leopard totem medicine: you need to accept your own spots and use them as your own strengths. Stop hiding because of your own perceived weaknesses. You have the power and the strength to accomplish everything you dream of. You simply have to believe, have faith and recognize the right path. Stone of The Wise Cat.

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Jasper: Ocean is a form of orbicular jasper from the Madagascar shores. Orbicular refers to the spherical forms found in many rhyolites. Most pieces of Ocean Jasper contain bright Green Jasper but also include many other browns and yellows. Its orbicular patterns remind us that life is cyclical, fluid and rhythmical. This stone has a soothing and nurturing effect, promoting emotional release and healing. These are lovely stones with strong positive heart based energy within them. They help you to feel better about life… as they open up joy, happiness and good spirits. It is a stone that helps one to relax and go with the ebbs of the tide (the ups and downs of life). It is formed within the ocean, carrying an ocean essence – healing effect. Ocean salt being the universal “physical/emotional/spiritual” healer. It helps us to slow down, breathe, and ground ourselves in this very busy and chaotic experience we call LIFE. It helps us to understand that everything has purpose, and to ride out the wave. Known as the stone of reassurance, connecting us to ocean energy.  “The sea, once its casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau

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Jasper: Picture comes in combination shades of brown, tan, black, and ivory. It opens up reflection by opening up hidden messages of the past. As well as hidden thoughts, fears, phobias, and hope. From troubled childhood experiences, past lives, or trapped traumas. Adding strength and protection to face and clear through them once and for all.  The pictures found in the beautiful markings clouds, and shadows of this stone … can create actual pictures that can be used to open one up to the messages and divination.  It links one to ideas, invention, meditations, visions, and astral travel; all that opens the mind.  It is a grounding and harmonizing stone with a strong connection to the earth.  It promotes feelings of responsibility towards the planet, encouraging a need to care for and protect it. Physically it helps stimulate the immune system, helps clear toxins, cleanses kidneys. It is believed to be useful when giving up smoking as it is said to strengthen the resolve.  Known as the stone of Peace and Harmony.

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Jasper: Polychrome Picture is a delightful new find from Madagascar! It was discovered by geologists is 2006 while searching for ocean jasper.  It is a colorful jasper that can be described as Polychrome in color including red, pink, brown, green, blue and greys in swirls of blotches and shapes; as if mookaite and picture jaspers got together and polychrome was born.  It is very beautiful and often resonates with the heart, a sensitivity, a sense of awe and curiosity of what could be, a potential of walking into the unknown with courage and opportunity; it suggests birth, creation, fertility along with a somewhat goddess attitude. It is connected to the flow of raw materials, thoughts and energies and helps you to recognize and realize all that is around you, so you can re-organize, re-create, transform and manifest something new and more! It opens up being true to yourself, taking risks into the unfamiliar with a vision, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone. It helps to face your fears and recognize that even in your darkest times, there is always a Light at the end of the tunnel.  This stone holds great determination and focus to help you with your dreams and goals into what is possible, the sky is the limit. This is Poly’s gift to you.  Known as the stone of dreams into reality!

Jasper: Rainforest Rhyolite  got it’s name from the striking colors of green, red, brown, yellow, creams and oranges, reminiscent of a scene in a rain forest.  It contains quartz and feldspar orbs or nodules.  This process is caused when gas bubbles cool and harden.  This is a stone that has a soft gradual energy… and will attract cheerful, pleasant people and situations.  It also gives you a deeper connection with nature and with plants, trees and animals… and with Mother Gaia herself. It has a vibration of happiness and joy for life that will flow outwards. This stone also carries a strong vibration for change.  It can help you to understand who you really are, and the gifts that are in you to bring to the earth and humanity this life time. Like most green stones, its energy resonates within the heart chakra. It will aid you to make a stronger connection to the great forests and green areas of the planet… as Rainforest Jasper encourages you to have a deeper, more heart based love for the earth.  This is an excellent healing stone … and it has a lovely energy that rejuvenates you physically as it heals you emotionally.  Known as the stone of Natural … like fairies in a rainforest.

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Jasper: Red

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Jasper: Yellow

Jet is driftwood that has fossilized, a type of coal.  Though known as black amber, is not amber at all. However they do relate to each other like positive and negative polarities, male and female.   Jet is a soft, dull black/brown stone, but it will take a very high mirror – like polish. Jet is known especially for its purification and protection qualities.  Its vibrations ward off evil and all negative energies including: negative thoughts & fears, psychic attacks, protects against illness and violence, removes energetic attachments, and also is able to clear your aura.  Jet is able to produce an atmosphere of peace, calm and serenity; reducing the feeling of anxiety, depression and helplessness.  Jet is probably known best as a stone for healing grief. It brings grief to the surface in a gentle manner to be alleviated and healed with the protection of sympathy and comfort.   It then is able to encourage inner growth, increase self-reliance, and ease change in any areas of life.  Jet also helps in balancing the financial aspect of your life, and therefore jet should be kept in the abundance corner of your home.  It can protect you from the forces of darkness and violence on your spiritual journeys. You can carry jet around your neck for protection as it will assist you to take control over your own life (proud, strong and confident). Known as the stone of being brave. Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been – Alan Alda

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Kyanite (blue) reflects the color energy of the sky, as winter gives way to spring and the sun climbs higher each day. It marks the beginning of life and emotion. Blue crystals bring trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. The most highly prized kyanite is the vibrant blue or blue-green hue. It is also found in shades of gray, yellow, white and a colorless variety that is considered quite rare.  The fan like clusters or blades that are formed by kyanite make it an ideal stone for restoring energy balance. It is a very effective energy conduit that can balance most systems of the body. It can quickly create stillness and tranquility, making it an excellent stone for meditation, in your bedroom, with children (similar to rose quartz), in times of conflict or turmoil, recovery from accidents or surgery, gives protection, and will provide a safe haven for those who are carrying out healing.    Its energy is gentle and balanced…as it takes you easily to the higher spiritual realms. In meditation it has the potential to open the third eye… which will promote telepathy, developing  intuition, and clairvoyance .It is a strong spiritual grounding crystal so it will also ground any excess vibrations stimulated by the spiritual journey as well.  Kyanite is one of a few stones that do not absorb  any negative energy, so it does not need cleansing (another stone is citrine). To summarize: kyanite is  a very peaceful stone, a stone that gently transforms stress and promotes a healthy and peaceful way of being. “Known as the stone of divine honesty.”

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Labradorite is named after the place where it was first found in: Labrador, Canada. It’s color is most commonly blue, blue-green, lavender-blue, or yellowish, and can even be pink or purple; a beautiful labradorescence and mesmerizing reflection of color. It is able to raise consciousness and connect one to universal energies. It is a great stone for developing intuition, meditation, telepathy, connecting to high guides, channeling, automatic writing, past life recall, also can help to connect to family members who have passed over into the Light and permits a safe and grounded return to the present. It is also highly protective and deflects (like a mirror) unwanted energies and negative thoughts from others. Part of its magic is bringing serendipity and synchronicity, the coincidences of placing you in the right place at the right time for your highest good (including the art of right timing, the bringing of messages from the unconscious mind to the surface, plus also tapping into the divine wisdom of one’s soul). This stone can also uplift one’s health and aura, as well as provide quick relief from worries and tensions; replacing them with enthusiasm, inspiration and self-confidence. It is known as “the stone of magic, protection and Light”. Intuition enlightens and so links up with pure thought. They together become an intelligence which is not simply of the brain, which does not calculate, but feels and thinks.” Piet Mondrian.

Lapis Lazuli is known as “the stone of inner vision”. It helps to expand and balance the third eye. It stimulates dream work and physic abilities. It easily releases stress, bringing deep peace. It is a protective stone that helps us to connect to spiritual guardians and angels. It encourages taking charge of one’s life, reveals inner truths, encourages self expression and communication. It helps alleviate head aches, overcome depression, and any head or throat ailments. A stone of highest truth, self awareness and honesty. “Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs.” David Lynch

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Larvikite is a member of the feldspar family similar to moonstone or labradorite; found in Norway.  It is often referred to as black moonstone (masculine moonstone).  Its color is dark grey, dark blue to black, mixed with flecks of sparkly white with a “granite like” appearance.  It is grounding, protective and offers patience.  It helps us to see ourselves through the eyes of our higher self.  Larvikite is helpful when learning new information; it allows our brains to create new pathways for knowledge. It also helps us to resolve situations and make rational, clear cut decisions … without the added pressure of the emotion connection; aids in healthy boundaries.  Larvikite can neutralize and cancel ill wishes or unwanted spells.  It  is a great stone to wear or carry with you to protect against harmful energies that may be surrounding you or where the energy feels “off” such as a work environment that you have to be, but don’t like the energy – then Larvikite can be a useful tool for deflecting those energies. Since larvikite stimulates the brain, it stimulates psychic abilities, past life recall, connects with Nature Spirits and/or connects with our higher self.  Larvikite’s vibration can help with learning disabilities, skin disorders, enhances vitality and youthfulness, aids in the recovery of strokes and helps brain function, calms nerves, and reduces blood pressure.  Known as the Stone of Opportunity.  A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

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Lepidolite is a form of mica mainly of the color of rose-violet. It helps to soothe and balance emotion extremes, also emotion sensitivity. It helps prevent worry, nightmares, depression, and relieves exhaustion. It is a buffer that slows down overactive minds and helps bring one to the present moment. Thus it encourages the eyes to see the beauty all around that could be missed if one’s focus is in the past or the future. It helps one to discover and reclaim the joy of being alive and on this planet. It encourages independence and self-love and trust. Also a great stone of protection, it has a mirror like quality that is able to reflect negativity and acts similar to a force field. This is very useful for those who are sensitive or empaths to the feelings of others around them. It is a stone gentle for the soul often chosen by those going through transition or life changes. It will assist one in evaluating and reorganizing old patterns and developing new pathways. Carol calls it the Buddha Stone. “A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.” Nikki Giovanni

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Malachite is always green, most often beautifully banded with blotches of green tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green. It is an intense stone that triggers and activates deep emotional healing, an emotional therapy ally. Like talking to a wise, supportive and gentle guide or family member.  It helps you open up your heart, get to the cause of the discomfort, problem solve, maybe cry, release toxic blockages in grief, pain and past traumas; sometimes it may seem that one is getting worse instead of better. It magnifies and brings emotions to the surface to be re-evaluated, face fears and create change towards transformation and positive solutions. Malachite has been called the “mirror of the soul”. It clears and opens the heart to unconditional love. It is constantly showing you what is inhibiting your spirituality and placing you back on the right path. Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. Helps to balance woman issues such as: in times of pregnancy, child birth, menstrual disorders, period pains, sexual dis-ease, as well as menopause. To summarize it is a stone of emotional therapy, teaching us that there is no right or wrong choice, all leads to an outcome which is necessary for growth, love and wisdom. Because it can be a powerful cleanser, it is recommended to start using it in small doses. Raw malachite is toxic, so should only be handled in polished form. Known as the stone of rebirthing, transformation and new beginnings. “Start from a place where you feel safe, and grow from there!” Carol Layton

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Merlinite is an attractive white and black swirl of color often with dendritic inclusions that resemble a leafy plant, sometimes with an opalescent sheen (found in New Mexico). It may contain a blend of white chalcedony, white quartz, feldspar, black psilomelane, and is often called dendritic opal.  It is said to be the stone of alchemists, shamans, wizards, and magicians.  It provides infinite knowledge and ancient wisdom.  It can help you to access past or future lives with the added gift of emotional detachment. Merlinite can helps us to remain open and approachable even though we many have suffered from bad experiences.  It helps us to see, feel the “shadow experience” to own the lesson and claim the victory: “the wounded healer”. Teaching us that all is experience, to weather the storm so that we can emerge enriched but not harmed. We are reminded that good people make mistakes and visa versa; thus merlinite is known as a balancing stone which encourages equilibrium.  It helps us to see ourselves in a honest Light, but in a way that is not critical, allowing ourselves to identify and change what we see as harmful. Merlinite is a stone of duality … of black and white … light and dark …  a stone that attracts powerful  magic and good luck into our lives.  It stimulates deep intuition, psychic knowing and spiritual mediumship and will aid you to make contact with guides and teachers in the higher realms. Physically it helps in the treatment of skeletal structures and the disorders of veins and arteries.  It is said to promote physical growth and blood flow throughout the body including increased lymph flow and excretion. Known as the stone of self-awareness and soul retrieval.

Mookaite is an Australian jasper that combines the bright colors of yellow and red jaspers (an earth rainbow stone). Beautiful art: it is like mother earth painted them with her own personal paint brush. Stone of universal earth mother, Gaia and a focus for regeneration of the planet, starting with ourselves.   Mookaite helps bring out our individual gifts and the courage to act on them.   It helps push us into new experiences that we are capable of accomplishing  and a deep calm in which to face them.  It opens up our many available choices and guides you to what brings us the most satisfaction and joy.  Mookaite is a stone of strength, and decision making.  It channels restlessness into plans to expand our horizons, encouraging us to continue on our life path.  It can help us to connect to loved ones that have passed away, and also personal spirit guides.  Physically it helps the body to heal itself, purifies blood, boosts the immune system, speeds healing of wounds, settles stomach, glands, and fluid levels.  Shields against all negativity.  It unites mother earth energy to our hearts, gentle love, and reminds us that we are a precious individual on this earth and we are worthy.  One of Carol’s favorite stones.  Known as the stone of wise choices.

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Moonstone has long been associated with the moon due to its iridescence.  It looks like the shine of the moon, has a shimmering effect called adularescence.  Colors: colorless, white, orange, yellow, and grey with a white or blue sheen.  Moonstone symbolizes the “Mother Goddess”(feminine energy).  It encourages gentleness, motherly love, support  and encouragement.  Like the moon, the meaning of moonstone is about cycles.  It is especially helpful with a woman’s menstrual cycle, PMS, fertility and pregnancy.  Also encourages cycles of transformation, rebirth, new beginnings, and adjusting to changes.  Good for anything associated with water: water retention, swelling, anaphylactic shock etc.  Fosters: happiness, balances yin & yang, good fortune, abundance, caring & compassion.  “Known as the stone of dreams and wishes.”

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Moonstone: Rainbow is a beautiful white stone of prism nature with shimmers of blue sheen. Each piece looks different from any other, reminding us that we too are all unique, precious and valuable. Its properties are similar to the vibrations of regular moonstone, but are of a higher frequency. It is able to diffuse energy throughout the aura bringing in Life force and “tingles of exuberant joy”. It is a positive protection stone, helping to deflect negativity and densities before they enter your energy field. It is very helpful to clear the emotional body as well as to help clear emotional traumas. Helps to release and transform: frustration, impatience, mood swings, helplessness, confusion particularly in times of change.   These stone help clear all chakras, are powerful healers, purify & transform negativity, bring in strength, aids in transformation; plus promoting a healthy dose of Optimism! It is a stone of the High Priestess and keeper of the feminine mysteries. They are stones of Great Light and aid in kindling the inner Light of the heart. Known as the stone of exuberant joy!  “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” Mother Teresa

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Obsidian: Black is volcanic glass in colors of black, brown or silvery.  It often has a glassy, mirror like finish which makes it an excellent stone for scrying (crystal ball reading), seeing images of loved ones in spirit, connecting to your spirit guides, making it a stone of prophecy.   It is a powerful cleanser, first of all helps you to recognize and accept the darker side of your nature so you can face it and work through it.  It draws out mental stress and tension specializing in the removal of: self abuse, inner anger, fears/phobias, eating disorders, addictions, and traumas related to sexual abuse.   Helps let go of old sorrows: happier times are ahead.  Also eases pain, especially lower back and feet issues.  Recharge under any light source.  Known as the stone for absorbing “black” emotions/pain (vacuum  cleaner for the spirit).

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Obsidian: Blue most is man-made; however there is a rare natural Blue Obsidian. Both have the appearance of clear blue ice, natural often has orange strands and can sometimes be cloudy. It is actually a volcanic glass that forms when molten lava cools too rapidly to crystallize. Manmade is perfectly clear and is formed from melted glass with added color. Anything man made does have an energy but is different to the natural stone (and it is still created from natural products, for glass is made of sand). Blue Obsidian has a wonderful, dreamy, soft energy. It magnifies like a magnifying lens and helps you to see more clearly into a situation; whether it be decision making, clearing mental clutter, or opening into spiritual pursuits. It brings in clarity for: tarot card readings, scrying, dowsing or other forms of divination. Blue Obsidian has a way of clearing the mind of confusion, slowing our thought processes down so we take one thing at a time and do it well. This stone brings about objectivity and dis-attachment to guide you clearly to the core of the choices. It also aids communication, so we can clear our head, and allow the words from our heart … honesty and truth. Known as the stone of being CLEAR! “Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” Jim Rohn

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Obsidian: Red Snowflake. Red holding very similar qualities as regular snowflake … is a natural black volcanic glass which contains colored snowflake – spot patterns of red/white/ blue combinations.  Its appearance resembles that of looking into the planets and stars of outer space.  The snowflake patterns on the surface combine fire and ice and the fusion of opposites.  Good for bringing in different parts of your life, if necessary making tough decisions: and for balancing your personality.  Red Snowflake Obsidian balances chakras: root, sacral and solar plexus, bringing in the energy of fire, focus, determination, courage, healthy boundaries, assertiveness, and the balance of contentment after the work is completed.  It helps us to see unwanted behaviors, opens up anger and resentment so that we may look into them, feel, understand, release and heal.  Then we are able to evolve more to the next step of being more sensitive and aware of the beauty and love that is around us. Promotes self-esteem and confidence. It is a stone of serenity and purity bringing comfort to those who grieve.  Attracts warmth and abundance. “Known as the stone of connecting to the bigger picture.”

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Obsidian: Snowflake is a natural volcanic glass which contains the mineral Cristoballite in the form of snowflake crystal patterns.  Its blackness opens up blockages and draws them to the surface, and the white guides us to “the light at the end of the tunnel”.  It helps us to notice signs/clues towards a positive direction.  It carries courage to those on the edge of hope towards finding positive support.  Snowflake vibration opens doors to change.   It helps us to realize unhealthy patterns.  Especially helpful with releasing “wrong thinking” and “stressful mental patterns”.  Also teaching us to value mistakes as well as success … for all is learning.  It carries courage and persistence to those on the edge of hope.  Good for: calming anxiety, avoiding burn-out, clears past abuse or self abuse, assists with eating disorders, beneficial for those healing cancer or addictions, also helps one to overcome “poor me’ attitudes or victimization.  Clears chakras: base and third eye.  Known as the stone of: “Knowing what to keep and what to let go of” (balance).

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Onyx comes in many colors: black, white, gray, blue, pink, violet, brown, red, green often in bands/swirls of many colors.  Polished it is very shiny with a sateen reflection.  It is very beautiful and is commonly used for carving figures.  Colors to help stimulate all the chakras, especially the base chakra of survival and physical strength. Beneficial if one suffers from a lack of life energy and exhaustion  . Onyx gives strength.  It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina.  Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.  Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. It helps one build up one’s vitality.  This can be especially helpful after a long illness, a prolonged work project.  It helps one stay focussed on an exercise regime, weight loss program, or other efforts to improve one’s health.  It encourages happiness and good fortune.  Onyx figurines are very beautiful and bring these qualities into your surroundings. Known as the stone of inner strength.

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Onyx: Black is an icon of courage to settle matters to an happy ending.  It is a strong grounding stone, helps one to concentrate, wonderful for protection after dark, whether it be at home, at work, or while travelling.   Especially good for preventing nightmares.    It absorbs grief, confusion, fear, helplessness , and depression.  It connects you to your destiny.  At work it helps you to stand up for yourself from unfair criticism without loosing your temper.  Physically good for working against chemical and fuel emissions and chemical wastes.  Also good for ear problems, and helping you to hear what is important for you to hear.  Recharge it in sunlight.  Known as the stone of self mastery and strong discipline.

OPAL is a very old stone formed when a combination of silica and water flowed and hardened in cracks and spaces in the earth.  The high water content gives a silky and milky translucent opalescent color.  Colors can include: white, pink, blue, orange and some of iridescent reflections and combinations, also many synthetic as well.  They are sensitive to heat and light, often brittle and can be cracked or chipped quite easily. In Roman times opal was, next to emerald, the most valuable gem.  The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the “stone of the Gods”.  Like water rolls over and past rocks and roots in its way, the energy of opal can help continue on your path regardless of obstacles. During times of transformation, this is an invaluable energy to work with and hold close to your heart.  Opal is used in lightwork as a stone for strong and safe dream work, meditation, protection and astral travels. It is a soothing stone which can calm turbulent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace. Physical help for: headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS, and the immune system.   Opal Care: is best cleansed under softly running water or under the light of the Moon. It is important to keep Opals out of sunlight where their water content can dry out.  Once a month regular soaking in water is beneficial. Known as the stone of being precious. –      White Opal is a stone of angelic connections. It is often used for clearing confusion, creates inspiration, spontaneity, happy dreams and changes. It is useful in balancing all chakras. –      Blue Opal gives us the courage to voice what we desire, with the added gift of charisma and charm. –      Pink Opal heals emotional trauma and is the stone of peace and tranquility for the heart (joy bringing). –      Redwood Opal grounds as it increases one’s resilience to life’s ups and downs, and it allows one to bear grief and loss without being dragged into depression.  It helps in healing emotional wounds from the past, and it helps to feel things deeply yet with detachment. –      Opals, of any kind, activate matters of the heart by promoting love, loyalty, attraction and the fiery passion that comes when those three traits are combined.  It can be quite an exciting and explosive stone!

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Opal – Pink formed millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground.  Opals hold a higher water content, which helps them to be more helpful in healing emotions.  Wearing, holding or especially sleeping with pink opal, helps to bring in compassion and a gentle resolution of painful situations or memories of the heart.  It holds the vibration of remembering who you are, hope, great achievement, and connection to “goddess energy” (as worn by the Ancient Romans).  It is also known as the stone of “love, attracting soul-mate, long-term, fulfilling relationships”.  Its energy is emotionally supportive, stabilizes mood swings, and helps increase trust in one’s feelings.  It continues to enhance self –worth allowing us to let go of past relationship break-ups , hurt, trauma, feelings of guilt or shame, inhibition, tension and stresses of the heart.  Opal is a vibrant, uplifting , joy-bringing stone which draws sweetness, and lightness back into life.  Helps you with the clarity to see things how they really are!  Pink Opal is a stone of peace and tranquility for the heart.

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Opalite is often used to describe a rock containing small deposits of Opal. Though most often it is a man-made opalized glass resin that is fused with metal to create an opalescent effect. The word “opalite” refers to the luminous blue, manmade “sea opal glass”. Opalite has a soft, gentle and soothing effect. It may be man made but is nevertheless a stone of love. It is a very gentle, calming stone and is ideal to have in your work space or in situations that may be difficult or tense. This stone can help us to achieve our goals and to be successful. Also, Opalite help’s to soften a harsh atmosphere or to soften a “hardened soul”. This is a good stone for the release of fears and worries. Opalite strongly attracts light beings, it is a stone to use in communication to the Angelic kind and to attract positive light energies to any being or any area. It is known to help stabilize mood swings, deepen meditation, increases self-esteem, aids in times of change & smooths transition times, encourages good business and wealth. It helps to balance yin-yang, the balance of male and female, light and dark, active and passive, daytime and nighttime energies. The opalescent glow gives us a feeling of turquoise waters, vacation times on gentle seas, a moment to rest as if on vacation … to take some time out, gather our thoughts, and come back to our reality with confidence and clarity. Known as the stone of beauty and vacation for the mind.

Peacock Ore, also known as Bornite, is a copper mineral mined in Mexico.  Its colors are iridescent, similar to the colors of a peacock feather.  This stone assists one into connecting with joy, pleasure, love of life, and that all is exactly where it is supposed to be at this very moment.  It helps us to realize that we are perfect in our imperfections, no such thing as good or bad … all being part of the divine plan.  It helps you to release the blockages, such as fear, painful memories, programs in your subconscious that no longer benefit you.  Peacock Ore is a strong healing mineral, it is able to align and balance every chakra.  It holds the energy of transformation, assists in rebirthing, energizes, helps in the flow of adrenaline – to help get you moving into your next step.  It also helps in balancing acid – alkaline in the body to stimulate a healthier physical body.  It is a stone of balance, joyfulness, and harmony.   Known as the stone of walking forward gracefully into choices of joy and love.

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Petrified wood is a fossil (ancient wood) formed a millennium ago.  Trees and plant like matter were covered with mineral rich water that slowly dissolved/decomposed the wood fibers and replaced them with different minerals (such as agates and sometimes jasper, quartz and even opal) while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue.  Most often it is brown, but can also be grey or green in color, depending upon its mineral replacements. This process is called permineralization. Petrified wood is a base chakra crystal which connects one to the stability of “tree energy”. Healing emotions: fantastically calming, grounds, de-stresses, helps one be practical, business success, calms fears, etc. It  can guide us towards the reasons that we may be feeling erratic or detached, helps us to bring in fresh ideas to problem solve and take the next step forward .  It can be used to calm down survival based fears, helps to make one feel safe and secure, helps one feel ageless.   It also offers “gentle hours in the day”, to assist one in keeping pace with the day, keeping the hours from neither hurrying by or moving to slow (encourages steady progress). Petrified Wood is an excellent gem for leaders. It has endured the ravaging changes of time and become stronger, as will you if you ask for its help in your leadership role. Physically:  relieves back and hip pains (rebalances the skeleton), also good for skin and hair health.  New journeys – Life Lessons – Grounding – Protective – Balancing & Calming

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Pyrite is commonly known as “fool’s gold”, it has a metallic luster of pale to brass yellow.  It contains a high percentage of iron (iron sulphide) and grows in the structure of cubes, nodules, tiny crystals or flat discs.  Pyrite comes from the Greek word pyr meaing fire and if struck by metal can create sparks.  Its sunny golden structure connects one to ‘sun energy’.  It also builds masculine energy, gives power to ideas, and creates a just-do-it attitude.  It is strongly suggested for people who tackle large projects in business, the arts, or education.  It’s vibration strengthens decision making, self confidence, clears confusion, increases physical stamina, protects/shields, draws out pain, treats physical burnout, wards off frustration and anxiety.  It strengthens willpower, and assists one to break bad habits: very assertive.  It is a strong stone to promote positive thinking and manifestation.  Known as the stone of Heath and Success.

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Quartz: Angel Aura is created by heating natural clear quartz crystal and infusing it with vaporized platinum and silver, which creates an iridescent appearance of shimmering white, blue, violet, and silver. It radiates a delicate coloring and sweetness that reminds us of angel wings. It therefore stimulates the spirit and lifts one mood towards joy, peace, tranquillity, optimism and contentment. It reminds us to pay attention to the beauty around us in both nature and spirit. It helps us to remember lessons of past incarnations, connect us to insights, and guide us towards our spiritual purpose. It is a high vibration and helps us to connect to guidance from the love of angels and higher beings. Helps to clear and purify: auras, chakras, and energy fields plus helps remove: cords, negative spiritual attachments, and karmic debts. Known as “The Stone of Attunement to Beauty”.

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Quartz: Aqua Aura  are created by heating natural quartz crystal and infusing them with vaporized gold which creates a striking blue color that flashes etheric shades of shimmering violet. Wearing aqua aura is said to help one shine with one’s inner beauty, to attract wealth and success, to bring forth esoteric wisdom, and to assist in creating an aura of peace and well being. It is strongly connected to the element of water and therefore is a stone for enhancing one’s access to the truth of emotions, feeling and expressing rather than holding and suppressing. It’s high and intense vibration aids in communication from heart to head, allowing for the recognition and communication of the highest truth. Increases psychic skills, spiritual awareness, innocence, genuine, honesty, and truth. It serves to help raise the vibration of humanity. Known as “The Stone of Spiritual Elevation”.

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Quartz: Blue has a color that varies from gray to deep blue.  It is a quartz crystal with inclusions of blue minerals such as: dumortierite, blue rutile, tourmaline or zoicite.   Blue Quartz is a calming stone which also protects from negativity.  It has all the general properties of Quartz but also additional properties associated with its color.  It has the effect of balancing the throat chakra, it can assist in communication, speaking one’s mind and allow its owner to reach out to others.  Blue quartz crystal is a soothing, stress-relief stone. It helps us to face our fears, calms the mind, inspires hope, and promotes understanding of our spiritual nature.  It can lift depression and replace it with peace and happiness. It also can help reduce stubbornness, particularly stubbornness that is ultimately bad for one. Blue quartz helps reduce emotional tension.  . Blue quartz is especially fine as a peace or tranquility stone.  This quartz is said to be particularly helpful for chronic fatigue, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, bone injuries and intestinal problems.  Known as the stone of Balanced Thought.

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Quartz: Clear is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust.  SiO4  Silicon Oxygen tetrahedral.  It can be purchased tumbled, natural terminated points, double terminated points, clusters, spheres, pyramids, wands, and a variety of forms and combinations.  It is colorless and transparent, sometimes murky.  It is considered to be a sort of spiritual battery and the most powerful crystal.  It charges via to the sun (clear quartz is also known as solidified light).  It bolsters your spirit, feeds your confidence, dispels a lot of the emotional baggage that often leads to physical ailments.  It brings positive light energy into all one’s chakras (body energy centers) and into the body’s aura.  It contains within it the full spectrum of colors and thus can be used for a wide variety of purposes.  Such as: protection, healing body / mind / spirit, programming, crystal grids, spirit communication, meditation, clarity on all forms.  It amplifies, stores, transforms, magnifies, thoughts/intent, and focuses energy.  Physically it helps release pain, strengthens the immune system, helps clear and settle the mind, stimulates all over organ health. It reflects and enhances loyalty and support from the divine, “mirror of the soul”.  Known as “the master crystal”.

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Quartz: Fairy is heated and dyed quartz crystal.  It is shiny, sparkly and cheerful.  It brings out the inner child emotion of wonderment and innocence.  It helps attract the fairies, brings out the giggles. It helps to attract the fairies, who enjoy sparkly things.  Bring in fairy energy to your situation or space, place in a fairy garden created to attract fairy playfulness, magic and charm.  Fairies are everywhere.  They are in your garden, at the park, with your pet, and wherever flowers grow.  Because fairies are close to the earth, they offer practical guidance, and help with everyday issues such as relationships, health, finances and such.  Fairies know how to work the planet’s energies in safe, loving, and magical ways!  They are nature angels, who help to look after plants and animals, and care for the earth.  They help to lighten any situation and remind us that success is also knowing when to have some fun!

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Quartz: Rutilated  is a combination of clear or smokey quartz with hair like inclusions of rutile (titanium oxide mineral).  These fine like inclusions of metallic hair can be gold, silver, or copper color. Rutile is said to represent crystallized angel hair or cupids arrows of love. As like all types of quartz crystal … they are known to be strong amplifiers of energy, along with the added vibe of the rutile strands. It helps with “lightening the load” and can help us feel less overwhelmed with life’s responsibilities.  Also helps with depression, loneliness, anxiety, fears, and relationship dilemmas. It can help us to connect to angel energy and the realization that we are never alone, helping to connect us to the thoughts, people or circumstances that will guide us to the next step towards our inner goal. It helps to bring in the positive uplifting energy of inspiration, creativity, joy and love.  It stimulates our spiritual creativity and our ability to manifest our heart’s desire.  These are powerful amplifiers of our thoughts. Stone of “Light for the soul.”

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Quartz: Rose is Nan’s favorite overall crystal. It comes from the quartz family and its soft pink color naturally comes from impurities of iron and titanium. This stone holds a very gentle, healing, nurturing energy and brings unconditional love and infinite peace to the holder.  It is calming, reassuring, and excellent for use in trauma or crisis.  It purifies and opens the heart chakra at all levels and brings deep inner healing and self-love. Love is joy. If you want to attract love … look no farther than the romantic rose quartz, set beside your bed or in a relationship corner of  your home.  If you are already in relationship it will restore trust and harmony and encourage unconditional love.  This stone encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, and invokes self-trust and self-worth.  Share it with yourself, your family, and everything that comes your way.  Known as the stone of unconditional love.    “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa 

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Quartz: Smokey is known as one of the most powerful grounding stones. It helps us to dissolve the chaos in our head and connect us to focus, deep breathing, and purpose. It helps remind us that we are solid, capable physical beings. It helps provide pain relief, helps body rid of toxins including radiation or chemotherapy. This stone is especially good when balancing one’s check book or doing the taxes. Offers protection, clears negativity by grounding it to the earth. Clears bad moods, fears, helplessness. Key works are: grounding, support, survival, organization. Manifestation of one’s dreams and desires. A “stress buster”!

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Quartz: Snow (milky quartz) is a variety of quartz crystal filled with trapped water, air, or gases – causing the stone to be snowy or milky in appearance.  It supports you while you are learning lessons and helps you to let go of overwhelming responsibilities and limitations.  Especially helping to overcome martyrdom and victim-hood, bringing you to a balance. It helps you to remember what it is like to see the world with the enthusiasm and natural curiosity of a child, and to remember not to take life so seriously.    It helps you to think before you speak and when used in meditation, it opens you to deep inner wisdom previously denied in yourself and society.  It is useful to calm a situation or provide relief to one.  Beneficial for meditation and helps gently open the crown chakra to the higher wisdoms in all directions (seeing the understanding of all sides to the situation). It has a calming and peaceful effect.  Good for building up the immune system.  Snow Quartz is appropriate wherever Clear Quartz would be used. Its effect is slower and gentler but nevertheless effective. “Known as the stone of peaceful reflection.”

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Quartz: Spirit is an unusual quartz that has many very small crystals growing on a central stone, resembling a “cactus like” appearance. Most Spirit Quartz is Amethyst, though can also be in combination with Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz. The tiny crystals amplify the intent of the main stone. The entire crystal combination is uplifting, radiates high-vibrational energy in all directions, it is a perfect ally in aligning the aura, chakras, meridians and the physical body. A very powerful meditation stone, especially to help one connect to high guides and “higher soul-self”. It encourages team building, supporting the collective whole of the group involved. Encourages bonding in a family, especially when there is a new addition. Spirit Quartz is a comforting stone. Its energy supports in times of grief: helpful in the time of facing death, helps guide the soul to the afterlife and nurtures the emotions and anguish of the family and friends left behind. Spirit Quartz carries the vibration of universal love. It aids in overall development of spirituality and health. Spirit Quartz are simply magic. It encourages us in walking one’s life purpose, can lighten up the journey of awakening & ascension and reminds us that the journey can be fun! Overall, Spirit Quartz is just one of those crystals to have, hold and love in your life. These gifts from Mother Earth hold the consciousness of divine Love, Peace and Unity and when we choose to align our heart & soul with their vibrations, we are paving the way for all of humanity to make the shift into a higher state of consciousness. Known as the stone of ascension. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” EE Cummings

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Rhodochrocite is a manganese carbonate MnCO3 (sometimes translucent) and comes in a variety of shades. Bright red to soft shades of pink including tans and browns in swirling patterns. It holds a soft yet assertive energy that can help you to move forward on your life path towards that which brings great satisfaction and joy to your heart. It helps you to let go of past hurts and give courage to step forward into new experiences of love and hope. Healing properties: comfort, harmony, friendship, forgiveness, kindness, tolerance, compassion, self love, inner child healing, past life healing. Stimulates warm feelings of love and compassion. Also helps to balance blood pressure, respiratory problems, digestion and anxiety/stress. Known as the “Rescue Remedy Stone” for healing emotions.

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Rhodonite is smoky pink in color called the burning rose, named after the Greek word Rhoden.  The focus of rhodonite lies on balancing emotions, it soothes the nervous system.  Still it is used to treat conditions that are caused by emotions such as stress, heartache, grief and nightmares.  It encourages forgiveness and reconciliation through understanding. It is also a stone of helping one to grieve, letting go, and forgiving losses; a gentle heart nurturer. This gemstone vibrates with love, it raises self-worth and helps ward off lower vibrations such as guilt, self-sabotage, and self-criticism. To maintain harmony, one needs to maintain calm to remain level-headed in dealing with other people’s misdeeds.  Helps with family bitterness & rifts, helps young people control tempers & swearing, keeps away physic attacks & spite from others.  Everyone has their own skills and limitations … rhodonite helps you recognize and open up your gifts, to be all you can be.  Known as the stone of forgiveness.

Ruby is a stone known in history to be associated with royalty and wealth. It comes in glorious shades of red including a deep red to orangey red and even pink. Precious ruby is on the pricy side, but the lower grades are affordable and hold the same energy intent which makes it a lovely stone to add to any crystal collection.  For ruby encourages passion and zest for life; radiates intensity, blissful.  It opens up joy, spontaneity, laughter, courage and promotes positive dreams.  For all starts with a dream, let Ruby help you on your path to the creation of these dreams. It is a stone of manifestation of your desires and will also support wealth on all levels. Brings in a positive confidence, leadership qualities, encourages vitality, sensuality and sexual energy! It helps to dissolve and solve the triggers that that keep us from owning our potential.  It helps to overcome exhaustion, burn-out, helplessness, lethargy, negative thought patterns, and calms hyperactivity.  The ruby is both a root and heart chakra stone and holds the energy of the red ray. Also found in Ruby Zoicite and Ruby with Kyanite.  Known as the stone of love, courage and devotion.  “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.” APJ Abdul Kalam

Ruby Zoicite 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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