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.
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. “Known as the stone of healthy relationships.” “Never apologize for showing your feelings – when you do, you apologize for truth.” B. Disraeli.
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”.
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!
Angel Aura Quartz 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”.
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”.
Aqua Aura Quartz 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”.
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.
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.
Black Onyx 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.
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”. It is the birthstone for March.
Blue Lace Agate 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”
Blue Moonstone has a shimmering blue three–dimensional depth of color, which one will see clearly as one playfully tilts the stone (adularescence). It is very beautiful and completely mesmerizing. These stones are rare and of greater value compared to its other shades of brown, yellow, orange or rainbow. All moonstone support physical health; intellectual development and spiritual insight. Blue Moonstone, or Dream Stone, can bring beautiful visions and inspirations when worn during sleep. Associated with the Moon, there is benefit for healthy cycles in the female body and in some cultures pieces are sewn into the clothes of a bride to promote fertility. Moonstones can help men to strike a balance between heart and brain and develop their natural intuition. Moonstone promotes new beginnings; fosters abundance and stands for wisdom and insight. Known as the stone of dreams and wishes.
Blue Quartz 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.
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. It’s 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”.
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”.
It reflects and enhances loyalty and support from the divine, “mirror of the soul”. Known as “the master crystal”.
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”.
Fire Agate 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.”
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. Thus giving 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. Good for: study, arthritis, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, disorganization, insomnia, dizziness, hyper-activity etc. Fluorite helps you to step back and see better. Spiritually it brings in healing Light and channeled wisdom. Known as “Stone of the brain”.
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.”
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”.
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.
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.
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 the honest voice.”
Labradorite is known as “the stone of magic, protection and Light”. It raises consciousness and connects to universal energies. It is highly protective and deflects (like a mirror) unwanted energies. Especially beneficial for protection of the heart chakra from negative thoughts from others and helps strengthen boundaries. Good in care giving situations where we tend to give more than we can physically or emotionally handle. Also a stone of esoteric knowledge as it facilitates initiation into the mysteries. It stimulates intuition and physic gifts., including the art of right timing, bringing messages from the unconscious mind to the surface. Helps bring up suppressed memories of the past, including past life experiences.
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.
Malachite is known as “the stone of rebirthing, transformation, and new beginnings”. It is an intense stone that triggers and activates deep, emotional healing within the heart. It helps to break unwanted ties and outworn patterns to teach one how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings. It helps with leadership, protection, willpower, courage, and helps attract “true love”. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the environment and body. A powerful, no-nonsense healing stone. Also aids in child birth.
Moss Agate 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: the essence of peace, stability, balance, and harmony. It is especially beneficial to help one to connect to the elementals, fairies, and nature spirits. Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and enable you to see beauty in all experiences. Helps to prevent and treat: mood swings, depression, infections, colds and flu.
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).
Ocean Jasper is a form of orbicular jasper from Madagascar, it can be seen and collected at low tide. This stone has a soothing and nurturing effect, promoting emotional release and healing. 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. Helping us to understand that everything has purpose, and to ride out the wave.
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.
Rainforest Rhyolite Jasper 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.
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.
Rhodonite is smoky pink in color called the burning rose, named after the Greek word Rhoden. The focus of rhodonite lies on balancing emotions, which means the healing properties is not focused on the physical. 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 convinces us that strife and hatred are often fueled by lack of self-love. Revenge is known for its self-destructive effect. 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.
Rose Quartz is Nan’s favourite overall crystal. It comes from the quartz family and its soft pink colour 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. This is why it is known as the “stone of love”. It purifies and opens the heart chakra at all levels and brings deep inner healing and self love. Love is joy. Share it with yourself, your family, and everything that comes your way.
Rutilated quartz 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. It can help us to connect to angel energy and the realization that we are never alone. It helps with “lightening the load” and can help one feel less overwhelmed with life’s responsibilities.
Also helps with depression, loneliness, anxiety, fears, and relationship dilemmas. I helps to bring in the positive uplifting energy of inspiration, creativity, joy, and love. Stone of “Light for the soul.”
Serpentine (New Jade) occurs in a variety of colors including: brown-red, brown-yellow, white and the most commonly known is green. Serpentine makes an exceptional meditation stone, helps you to find inner peace, enabling you to better open up to ancient wisdoms that are hidden within and around you. Serpentine gets its name from the word ’serpent’ because it resembles the skin of a snake. The snake being the symbol of shedding the old skin and transforming into the new. It protects against poisonous creatures and is also a protector of the soul against invisible powers. Serpentine was carried in ancient Assyria to request the gods and goddesses to provide double blessings. Serpentine Stone is a strong stone known to stimulate the arousal of the kundalini energies or serpent power. This ancient stone resonates within the ancient reptilian areas of the brain. Physical healing properties include: heart, lungs, kidney, stomach, menstrual cramp relief, including cellular regeneration. It also aids in the healing of diabetes…. and eliminate parasites, as well as helping you to better absorb both magnesium and calcium. Considered as a guardian of vital energy: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Serpentine is known as the stone of esoteric knowledge.
Snow Quartz (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.”
Smokey quartz 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”!
Snowflake obsidian is a natural volcanic glass which contains the mineralCristoballite 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. Helps us to realize unhealthy patterns: “Knowing what to keep and what to let go of”. It helps to release “wrong thinking” and “stressful mental patterns”. Also teaching us to value mistakes as well as success … for all is learning. Empowers isolation and loneliness towards independence and personal confidence. Aids in: balance in times of change, promotes manifestation, metamorphosis, practicality, and psychic ability. Known as the ‘”stone of serenity and purity”.
Super seven is a rare stone, with the combinations of colors: deep purple, orange, red and brown. It is a clear to opaque swirling crystal with several colors visible. It is a combination of seven crystals. Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, clear quartz, rutile, goethite, lepidocrocite, and cacoxenite. It combines the qualities of each of these crystals, thus balances all chakras. Harmonizes physical, emotional and spiritual energies. All Balancing. Spiritually, this high vibration stone is a spiritual powerhouse with exceptional clarity. This stone teaches us that “All is One”. A stone of community and Light. It is a community of many crystals living in harmony with each other. Removes feelings of burden & stress. Lifts depression and loneliness. Comforts, calms, protects and guides forward with courage and conviction. Extremely useful to bring harmony to the body, stimulating the body’s natural healing system. Stone of cell memory, remembering who you are, who you were, and what you are capable of. Known as “stone of remembrance”.
Tiger’s Eye is a member of the quartz family. It shows chatoyancy (an optical reflectance effect) due to its asbestos structure. Colors include gold, yellow, brown, blue hawk’s eye, and red falcon’s eye. This is a “feel better” and “go for it” stone. Good for intuition, courage, and new beginnings. It balances extremes and creates vitality, strength, practicality, and fainess. Helps to banish fear, brings in grounding energy, and stamina to walk through difficult and confusing situations. It assists in taking action in any situation or challenge. Good stone for anyone who is feeling bullied by situations or peer pressure. Brings in Light and strength into the aura. Calms high blood pressure, digestive disorders, depression, and overall good for the weak and the sick. Known as “The Stone of Strength and Protection”.
Unakite, also called epidote, comes the Greek epidosis, meaning “growing together”. Unakite is a type of granite, composed of pink orthoclase Feldspar, green Epidote and Clear Quartz. From this we get the meaning that what comes together belongs together. It has an excellent balancing action for your emotions… helps overcome helplessness, and depressed emotional states. It leads towards a sense of optimism, positive and enlightened understanding (gentle problem solving especially in the heart chakra). It generates hope for the future and willingness to pursue ones dreams. Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down – this is the gemstone to help you to see the beauty in life. It encourages rebirthing and gently releasing conditions that inhibit one’s potential. Unakite supports convalescence and recovery from major illness. It specializes in issues of the reproductive system and stimulates healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn. Known as the stone of Pregnancy and Rebirthing.
Sugarlite is a purple turquoise color. It is a crystal newly offered by Mother Earth to meet the needs and problems of the new world. It is associated with the Age of Aquarius and with a new more compassionate world view. Sugarlite triggers your healing powers and you may find others seeking your help and advice. It directs energy wherever it is needed and removes blockages. Good for balancing: as it balances the pineal, pituitary, and adrenal glands. It preserves your integrity and self esteem at work and brings in spiritual values at home to protect from outside forces. Good for teens to resist peer pressure. Makes meditation and channelling easier to contact spirit guides and light beings. Sugalite is an exceptional stone to use as it has the capacity to bring through the violet ray energy. This ray is associated with spiritual growth, deep spiritual love and wisdom… and with the crown chakra. It will teach you how to live authentically, and you may become aware of why you incarnated to earth at this time. Known as the stone of dreams, possibilities and Light for the future.