MINERALS ABC

Every mineral and crystal has it’s own energy and healing powers. Below you find a list of the most common minerals and their (short) meaning. For more information there are a number of websites to be found.

Agate is well known for balancing the subtle energies. It is said to assist with protection, (especially of children) impart courage and help with healing. Agate is thought to enhance creativity and is used by student and artists. It’s said to increase energy in bursts, and so may be used when a big ‘push’ is needed.  In ages past, people put agate in their drinking water to dispel sickness.

Amazonite comes in several colors: a light mint green to aqua green stone. It aligns the physical and astral bodies and is useful to enhance your intuition and psychic abilities. It has also been used to increase creativity. Amazonite is associated with the throat chakra, and as such, can be beneficial to communication, and gaining insight and understanding of your personal truths, and how you may best express them.  It is known as a stone of truth, honor, integrity and trust. It is said to lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem. Amazonite has been used by Shamans to help the dying peacefully leave and transition out of this life. It is said to heal emotional trauma. It has been used in crystal healing for an overall increase of one’s vitality, boosting one's general level of heath. It’s been used to decrease heart problems and help the nervous system. Some Crystal Healers also use it to decrease osteoporosis and tooth decay. Amazonite can be used very successfully with chanting.

Amethyst is a stabilizing energy, thought to assist in learning to trust your connection to the Divine and acknowledge the Guidance received. It also supports and assists in stopping self abuse. It brings calm, inner peace, courage and balance. It has been used to protect against psychic attacks. Amethyst is associated with the third eye and the crown chakras. Amethyst is used as protection for travelers. Amethyst is associated with Angels and is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work
Amethyst has also been used to help ease the pain of grief. It is reputed to be useful when working through money issues and legal problems. It’s often been called a stone of prosperity and abundance. In Crystal healing Amethyst is said to beneficial when overcoming any kind of addiction.  It is also used for compulsive behaviors and addictions of all kinds.

Ammonite Assists one in seeing the ‘whole picture.’  Protective, adds stability to user.  Eases birthing pains.

Apatite Assists in defining and understanding ones meaning and uniqueness in this life.  Aids in the  release of difficulties.

Aquamarine Release, cleansing, letting go, acceptance of others, aids in communication. Calming.

Aragonite Insight into problems.  Facilitates centering of self during preparation for meditation.  Can stimulate communication with higher planes.

Aventurine ranges in color from golden brown to green. It is used for activating growth and renewal. It’s excellent for clearing the heart chakra.  It helps us get moving again after we’ve been stuck for a while. Aventurine enhances creativity, success in business, independence, prosperity, calmness and balance. Known for inducing the ability to see the potential in a situation, as well as enhance the intellect and mental clarity.  It is also said to bring luck, especially in games of chance! It is a gentle stone what is used to impart a  sense of calm and balance.?In Crystal Healing work, Green Aventurine is considered to be especially healing of mind and body. It is used to improve the circulatory system, help with headaches and sleep disorders. It is said to improve ones general health. Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra.

Amber is excellent for inner child work and past life work. Amber is a soothing stone that is both calming, yet energizing. It is said to bring clarity of thought and wisdom. Often used to draw out negative energy to cleanse an environment. It is used to ease physical pain in the same manner. It has long been considered as a good luck charm for marriage. It is also good for psychic shielding and protection. Amber is associated with the solar plexus chakra, and sometimes the sacral chakra. In Crystal Healing, amber is a powerful tool! Amber is used to aid bone problems, heart problems, circulation, ears, hearing problems, endocrine imbalances, fibromyalgia, intestinal/digestive disorders, kidney, bladder, lungs, and general healing purposes.

Ametrine has the qualities of Amethysts and Citrine, additionally it is used to disperse negativity from the aura.  It has been used for eons to assist one in reaching higher states during meditation.

Angelite is a stone used to connect with the Angelic realm, including angels, guides, otherworldly beings, and even your High Self. It is thought to bring serenity, inner peace, and a sense of calm and encourage forgiveness. It is very useful when you are stressed and feeling overwhelmed - just let the peace seep into you. Angelite is useful for enhancing telepathic communication, intuition and psychic awareness. It’s also useful for increasing a couple’s or a group’s ability to communicate more effectively.  In Crystal Healing it’s used for the thymus gland, heart function and the circulatory system. It balances polarity, aligns the physical and etheric bodies, and provides a protective field as you do so. It is associated with the throat chakra and the Third Eye Chakra.

Azurite eases feelings of anxiety and worry.  It helps in receiving Guidance through the third eye.  Promotes easing of arthritis pain and relief of joint pain.

Barite Assists those working through old fears and hatreds to transform them to love and acceptance.  Allows for release of trapped emotions.

Basalt encourages compassionate detachment and supports anyone going through intense changes. It also assists with emotional tranquility, stability and patience. It offers a sense of wellbeing and peace. It helps to allow creativity to flow through the user.  It is protective and reflects negativity. It is associated with the Third Chakra (solar plexus.)

Bloodstone has long been called the ‘stone of courage.’ It is often used for emotional healing, purification, good fortune and renewal, especially to all kinds of relationships. It is also called

Bismuth Relieves feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Assists in transit between physical and astral planes.

Cacoxenite is a mineral that is commonly fond as an inclusion in quartz, especially as inclusions in amethyst. It is a power stone of the Shaman, excellent when used to enhance many types of psychic abilities, including clairaudience, clairvoyance, telepathy and channeling.

Calcite Spontaneity! Creativity, acceptance of change, channeling excess energy into creative areas or areas of service to others.

Carnelian is thought to open your heart and bring joy. It supports one’s individuality and courage. Carnelian signifies the male aspect of Spirit. A keyword would be Action!  One phrase associated with it is ‘God helps those who help themselves.’   Carnelian is thought to Fortify and strengthen the body. Like all in the agate family, it is a protective stone, and thought to bring good luck and the ability to manifest ones’ desires.  Carnelian has traditionally been used to help ease sorrow and protect from anger, envy jealousy and fear. It is thought to act as a memory aid, including the recall of past lives. In crystal healing, carnelian has been used to heal open sores, kidney stones and other kidney problems and allergies. Shaman’s have given this stone to assist one in finding the right mate and stabilize energy in the home. It has been called the "actor's stone."  Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras. ??

Cat’s Eye is a lab grown stone, and is used in fiber optic cable. Metaphysically it is used to stimulate intuition and awareness, allowing greater insight into situations. It is said to impart a feeling of calm and serene happiness, as well as balance, during the changes and transformations that life brings to us. 

Celestite (also known as Celestine) is an Angelic stone. It is said to promote harmony, peace and love. It is used to communicate and connect to the Angelic vibrations, as well as assist in communication with ones own Guardian Angel. Celestite is used in meditation, to reach a deeper level and to move through and past fear and worry. It is used to enhance creativity and comprehension, and is therefore good when faced with a problem that needs solving. Celestite has been said to cleanse the aura and the chakras. ?In Crystal Healing, it is used for mental disorders, eye problems, and digestive problems. Celestite is associated with the throat and crown chakras.

Chaorite is called a Stone of Transformation. It is a very powerful stone, transforming and releasing negative emotions such as fear, anger and feelings of victimization into courage, insight, creativity and assertiveness. This release allows the user to see more clearly. ?This clarity also assists in better psychic impressions. Long esteemed as a spiritual stone, it is thought to strengthen the connection between the heart and the crown chakras, allowing the user to grow spiritually. People who wish to be of service to humanity are drawn to this stone as it aids in the acceptance of others. It is a creative vibration, and the stone has been used to help lengthen the attention span. ?Psychically it is used for clairvoyance, precognition and also to remove or release entities. Crystal Healers use Chaorite for all kinds of ailments, from headaches and liver problems to heart and eye problems. It is a soothing, yet energetic stone. It is associated with the Crown and Heart Chakras.

Chrysocolla makes one aware the ‘Sound Current’, which is one way humans on the Earth Plane can perceive the ‘Holy Spirit.’  It is a ‘Light Being’ stone.

Chrysanthemum Stone is known as a stone of harmony and change.  It is thought to promote the renewal of old friendships.  Its message is ‘Enjoy each moment!’ It is associated with the heart chakra.

Chrysoprase is very powerful stone with multiple uses, all of them very desirable and beneficial. Many people have worn it through the ages to manifest prosperity, abundance and bring business success. It is also a stone traditionally used to bring happiness to the wearer as it is thought to dispel negative thoughts, calm anger and sooth irritability.  It is also called the stone of Courage, for it is reputed to bring the awareness of ones inner convictions and the courage to follow through with them to the wearer. It is said to  enhance and strengthen friendships. Chrysoprase is a stone used to balance and equalize the male/female, yin/yang energies and allow one to reach deep meditative states. It is used in crystal healing for eye problems and immune systems problems. Chrysoprase is related to the heart chakra, which it activates, opens and energizes and aids in releasing stress and healing 'heartbreak.' It is also used to align the chakras.

Citrine is called a Stone of Manifestation and Success.  Citrine is said to be beneficial for business and commerce. It’s been known to bring good fortune and happiness, - sometimes in very unexpected ways!  It has been used to promote success and abundance for countless generations. Citrine is said to enhance confidence and mental clarity.?It is also used for letting go of outmoded beliefs, fears, thoughts and desires that do not serve us.  It’s been used to help with nightmares and is thought to help with OCD – obsessive-compulsive disorder. It’s used for digestive problems and helps to clear third chakra blockages. It is associated with the Solar Plexus chakra.

Copper Combats tiredness, passivity, restlessness.  Stimulates optimism, repels negative entities.  Used in treatment of arthritis.

Coral Stimulates clairaudience, dissipates energy blocks in the physical body.  Fills holes/voids in ones aura.

Corundum Enhances intuition, provides insight into the unknown.  Stimulates ambition and confidence.

Cubic Zirconia (Ziconium) is a man stone and is widely used to replace diamonds. It has the properties of virtue and unification. It is said to assist one with bringing continuity to activities and seeing situations from different points of view. It is used to gather and store information.

Cuprite   Stimulates the root chakra and assists in Grounding.  Reduces worry.  Used in the treatment of water retention and vertigo.

Danburite Effects the etheric body, helping attune you to spirits, especially  Angels, fairies, and Light Beings.

Dolomite Encourages charity.  Relieves sorrow.  Aids creativity and induces stamina.

Dumorterite Activates throat chakra, attunes one to others.  Lessens fear and confusion. 

Emerald enhances joy and helps with balance! It is used for cleansing, and to enhance clairvoyance, intuition and memory. Emerald is known as a stone of love, faith and romance. It is also said to help with productive communication and to encourage truthfulness.  It has been used as a stress reducer and to teach one to ‘just let it go. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra.

Enhydrated Crystals (Crystals with ancient water sealed inside)  Helps put people in touch with other’s feeling.  Encourages compassion and empathy.  Contains vital energies.  Reduces stress.  Excellent for bringing about healing.

Fluorite is calming and peaceful, helping to cultivate and support the self-discipline necessary to achieve a meditative state. It works with the conscious mind. It is useful in getting your thoughts in order, aids in emotional detachment in a situation. It is thought to amplify analytical abilities. An aid in meditation because it affects the conscious mind, calming and soothing strong emotions and quieting thoughts.  It aids in relieving depression or anger. Fluorite is a protective stone. Some use fluorite to reinforce and enhance the effects of other stones.

Fuchsite is a light bluish -greenish stone, which may serve as a matrix for ruby crystals to grow in.  It is a stone of diplomats, said to promote constructive communication, diplomacy, discretion and a degree of finesse.  The stone is associated with the planet Venus and is considered an aid to imagination, creativity and an appreciation for beauty. It is associated with the throat and sometimes the heart chakras.

Gaia Stone or Green obsidian comes from the volcanic ash of the eruption of Mt. St. Helen's. It is associated with the heart chakra, but can also be used to balance all the chakras. It is associated with the Goddess connection, and is thought to attract earth and nature spirits.  It is supposed to assist in bringing prosperity. Gaia Stone is given to people to assist in the self-healing of emotional wounds and traumas. It is said to carry the Earth's energy, and is sometimes referred to as the "Soul of the Earth."

Galaxyite Used for polarity balancing. A stone of discovery. Awakening of psychic centers and attunement between two or more people.

Galena A stone of  harmony and balance.  Decreases self-defeating thoughts.  A grounding energy.  Supports health of circulatory system &  hair growth.

Garnet Grounding, fertility, abundance, prosperity.  Connection to the earth.  Aids in concentration.

Geodes assist in effective communication.  Aids the study of mathematics and is said to facilitate astral travel.

Gold Holds the energy of other stones.  Eases those who are overburdened with responsibilities. Assists in the elimination of ego conflicts.

Goldstone is said to be a Master Healer, stabilizing emotions and aiding in staying calm.  Goldstone, is used as an energy generator and like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, therefore is a protection stone. It reminds us to set goals that are lofty and work to attain them. It Goldstone is effective when you are sending healing energies from the heart, throat or third eye chakras. It is thought to increase the healing energies emanating from the hands, and is often used for long distance healing.  This is technically a man-made stone, however it contains copper, which is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Heliotrope. It is a deep green stone with small red specks. These red specks are what gives the stone its name.?In stressful situations, bloodstone is said to be very calming. It is also used to aid in working through grief and traumas. People have often kept bloodstone in any area thought to need a continuous cleansing of the energy as it is said to ease energy flows.?Bloodstone is excellent for balance and grounding and has been used to bring energy to the user. Some believe it is useful in legal issues, probably because it is believed to help release blocks and support decision making.?It is strongly associated with the heart chakra first and also the root, sacral (2nd) and Soar Plexus (3rd) chakras. ?In Crystal Healing, it is used in numerous ways. It is often given to chemotherapy patients, people with high blood pressure, and problems of the circulatory and cardiovascular systems, the endrocrine system, kidney and bladder.  It has also traditionally been given to people after surgery and after any kind of trauma.

Hematite (sometimes spelled Hemetite) is used to assist in grounding and calming and in manifesting Divine Light in your life. It deflects and dissolves negative energies. Hematite is a stone for the mind. It helps one to "sort-out" things in one's mind and can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. It is a calming energy and encourages one to "reach for the stars". It is said to attract "kind" love and acts as a stabilizing force, brings peace, self-control and inner happiness. Shamans have used it with blood disorders.  Hematite is associated with the root (base) chakra and is said to attract compassionate love.  Hematite is a must for anyone interested in working with crystals and stones! In Crystal Healing, it is used to calm the nerves, for insomnia, and to align the spine and speed the mending of broken bones. Hematite is associated with the root (base) chakra.

Herkimer Diamonds have been used for eons to facilitate lucid dreaming, remembering dreams & entering higher states of consciousness. Tabular types excellent for protection and vision quests. They are also used for relaxation, acceptance of self, clearing of old fears and attunement & surrender of ego attachments, (to another person, your environment, a job, etc.)  They are commonly used for the stimulation of clairvoyance and clairaudience.

Howlite Dispels selfishness, aids calm communication of emotions.  Aids in memory retention.

Fossilized Ivory Dissipates restlessness, anxiety & moodiness.  Energy of purity. Promotes vitality.
Iolite is also known as ‘water sapphire’ - although it is not a sapphire at all. Iolite is a Shaman’s stone and since it is associated with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras and it is therefore an excellent choice to use in all psychic and healing situations, (as well as spiritual pursuits.) It is said to stimulate “Visions” and  astral travel. Iolite has been a stone of choice in dealing with addictive behaviors, in including drug and alcohol problems.  It is said to assist in detoxing, as well as an aid in maintaining sobriety. In Crystal Healing, iolite has been used for throats problems and varicose veins.

Jade is called the Mayan ‘dream stone.’ It is used to promote Harmony within and without.  It assists in achieving meditative states. Long thought to promote a Long life, it also aids in making realizations of your purpose in life.  It is also considered to be good for emotional balance and stability.  Jade is a stone of the heart related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues, including love relationships.  Jade of all kinds is a very protective stone. It’s used by shamans to protect from illness and for psychic protection. It has been considered particularly good protection for children. It has energetic clearing properties, and is useful to keep with other stones for this reason.   In crystals healing it is used for healing the physical heart, as well as for kidney problems – it strengthens the body's filtration and cleansing systems and assists in the removal of toxins.
While all Jade has some healing influence, each color relates more specifically to certain ailments or organs. Properties common to all colors of Jade include its ability to impart calm and serenity. It has been used for eons to assist in ridding ones self of negative thoughts and energy. It is a very protective stone, used to keep its owner/user out of harm's way.

Jasper of all types has been called the ‘Nurturing stone’ because it offers such calm and soothing energies. It is a gentle stone, peaceful and relaxing, bringing tranquility, comfort, a sense of wholeness and healing. It assists in ‘gentle endings.’ Jasper is used to psychically assist with astral travel. In crystal healing, jasper is used for the liver, gallbladder, stomach ailments and balancing male/female, yin/yang energies.

Jet is used to dispel fearful thoughts.  It is thought to protect the wearer against illness and violence.  It is calming and aids in alleviating depression and in Grounding ones energy.  
Kaolinite is a helper stone, providing assistance when we come up against the big obstacles of life. It is an encouraging energy, providing support and sympathy when one feels low. One of the most valuable things that this mineral can do is help to dismiss spirits and energies that are negative or unwanted. It also is thought to assist in communication with the spirit world and in the ability to retain the information and communicate it to others.

Kunzite is said to activate the heart chakra and stimulate deep feelings of love, peace and relaxation. It is also said to dissolve negativity, promote maturity, increase sensuality, refresh the mind, deepen meditation and align the chakras.

Kyanite aids it the attunement of the physical, emotional and etheric bodies. It is a powerful stone that aligns the chakras naturally, and can open them, when used with clear intent. It is a protective stone and assists in keeping the subtle energies free of entities. It also facilitates meditation This is one of the very few stones that doesn’t need to be cleared!

Labradorite is a powerful stone, considered to be a stone of transformation. It has been used extensively to work with nature spirits, (also called devics or the fairy / faerie kingdom.) It is said to aid in the recall of mystical, magical experiences and to increase ones intuition and aid in psychic development. It is also used for protection, as it discourages others from tapping into your energy and draining you. ?It is used by Shamans for dream recall, and working with the waking dream in your everyday life. It is widely thought to provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as being able to attract success to you.  In Crystal Healing, Labradorite is used in treating eye and brain disorders and to help regulate metabolism and all digestive processes. Labradorite is also called Spectrolite in some areas of the world.  Labradorite is associated with the solar plexus and third eye chakras.

Lapis Lazuli  is a powerful stone that aids in comprehension, manifestations and insight into self.  Lapis is a stone of spiritual love and is also known for aiding love and fidelity within a marriage. It is a stone traditionally reserved for royalty. Lapis is best used when worn above the heart chakra.  It is associated with the throat chakra and third eye. It was known to assist one in saying the perfect thing, at the perfect time: just open your mouth and pearls of wisdom drop out!  Lapis protects from psychic attacks and is useful in crystal healing for boosting the immune system and helping with sinus problems.

Larimar is a blue stone, said to reflect and vibrate to the higher frequencies of the spiritual “Ocean of Love and Mercy.” Larimar  assists in releasing self-imposed bonds and limitations. It aids one in feeling freedom and independence from inappropriate burdens and in letting go of attachments.?It is associated with the throat chakra, and is therefore used in all areas of communication and when seeking answers to questions. Larimar is said to be particularly effective in assisting one in becoming attuned to the Dolphins. It has been used to learn to communicate with them, as well as with many other animals.

Lepidolite Acceptance as an act of faith.  Surrender to the higher  Will of the creator.  A calming, soothing, energy.  Used as aid to in relaxation.

Lepidocrosite with quartz, is said to strengthen your conscious connection to the Angelic Realms. It is used as an aid to gain clarity necessary to make decisions, and enhance intuition. It’s been used to direct energy during healing sessions and also to suppress hunger.

Malachite is used to aligning your ego with God’s will, instead of your own.  It is all about using power wisely: assertion rather than aggression.  Malachite is said to strengthen the heart physically as well as the heart Chakra.

Marble is a crystalline stone, created deep within the earth millions of years ago. Each piece of marble is like a snowflake: no two pieces are ever exactly the same.  Marble is used in tantric activities and to help with clarity during meditative states. It’s also been used for recalling your dreams. It’s thought to help with serenity and mastery and actualization of ones thoughts. It is also used to help in accessing unused portions of  the human brain.? 

Merlinite is the name given to crystals and gemstones with the combination of white Quartz & black Psilomelane.
Merlinite is a stone of magic, blending the Higher vibrations with those of this Earth Plane. It is used to aid as an access to multiple realms. ?It can also be used to access the akashic records, remember Past Lives and to draw upon the powers of the Earth and other elements. Used in conjunction with Shamanic practices, it will boost the experience. This stone brings magic into ones life. It is a great meditation stone.  It is said to help correct old and outmoded patterns in the emotional and mental bodies. In Crystal Healing it aids the upper respiratory system. It is connected to the Heart and Third Eye Chakras.

Moldavite The key word is Transformation.  It is associated with the planet Pluto, a strong transformational energy, which is not always comfortable. Like Pluto, Moldavite strips away the things in your life that you no longer need.

Mica Helps one to be able to look at the flaws in a person or situation realistically and still be able to feel positive and loving.

Moonstone  Associated with the development of psychic sensitivity, love and happy times. Rainbow  Moonstone  has a gentle, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perceptions, and enhances creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is used to aid in the recall of psychic impressions. It is a stone that brings balance and harmony. The Rainbow effect brings in a spectrum of light, and can help with clearing and bringing in uplifting energies. It has been said to have the power to grant wishes.

Mugglestone Grounding, manifesting Divine Light in your life. Deflects negative energies.  Promotes balance and letting go of judgments.

Obsidian is a protective stone, excellent for removing negativity in one's energy and the surrounding environment. It is also effective protection against psychic attacks, absorbing the negative energies before they can start to interact with yours. In particular is said to protect the gentle from abuse. It stone that assists with Grounding and is very healing. It is used to assist in bringing hidden issues and emotions to the surface, where they can be dealt with.?In Crystal Healing it is used for the digestive track ailments, muscle aches and pains and to slow infections. ?It is said to sharpen and focus the internal and external vision.  Black Obsidian is related to the root chakra

Onyx repels negativity and aids in grounding.  It is said to help overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation. It has been used as a comfort in unfamiliar surroundings.

Opal helps in letting go of anger. Opals are said to magnify existing traits, either positive or negative. opal is used as a memory aid by some people.

Opalite  (aka Tiffany Stone, Opalized Fluorite, Opal Fluorite, Bertrandite, Ice Cream Opalite, Purple Opal) is a highly energetic but subtle stone. Psychically it helps with communication and interpretation of psychically received information of all kinds, including telepathic, channeled, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and others. It is excellent for removing energy blockages of the meridians and chakras. Tiffany Stone is helpful emotionally by assisting transitions during changes of all kinds, engendering persistence and emotional strength, and verbalizing hidden or secret feelings. Opalite is also beneficial for business and business success. Physically, Opalite boosts the sex drive and can enhance sexual experience, and is an all-around healing stone. Opalite is associated primarily with the third eye chakra.

Pearls help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy. They attune the wearer to the ebb and flow of life. They are calming and centering yet help to focus the attention. They have the vibration of truth, purity, charity, integrity, and loyalty. Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.

Peridot Repels negative energies, supports efforts to uncover one’s own role in attacks from other people.  Useful in letting go of envy and jealousy.

Petoskey Stone Dissipates negativity.  Protection of head area. Stimulates 3rd eye.  Blocks mischievous spirits who might try and interfere.

Pyrite attracts and balances the male energies.  It is a stone of the intellect, enhancing mental clarity and logic, as well as psychic abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone and is a grounding stone. It protects and shields the physical, emotional and subtle energies.  Pyrite is also known as Fool's Gold and Healer's Gold and is thought to promote good investments.

Petrified Wood is used  is access cellular memories, and work through old traumas.  Because of it’s link to the past it has long been used in Past Life regression work. It is a grounding and stabilizing stone, used for general protection and to calm fears. Sometimes called the “Stone of Business” it promotes successful new beginnings and is said to enhance the practical aspects of any business endeavor.  In Crystal Healing is has been used to ease back aches, strengthen the bones and for healthy skin and hair.

Pietersite is also known as Tempest stone. It is used to see beyond the superficial and enable you to find the beauty in everything around you.  It is said to aid in the ability to relax and focus so that you can create and manifest what is inside of your mind.  Pietersite is used to work with angels, astral travel, and assists with precognition and seeing visions. In Crystal Healing Pietersite is said to balance the endocrine system and hormones, aid in gastrointestinal problems and improve memory.
 
Psilomelane Facilitates trance states and enhances awareness. It is said to help change outmoded patterns of thinking and re-direct your energies.

Quartz is often said to be the ‘stone’ that every one needs to start with and is the most recognized type of crystal. It's what many people think of when they hear the word crystal, although there are many different types of crystals in all kinds of stones. Quartz can be as clear as ice (ancients called quartz ‘Holy Ice’ and thought that it came from the heavens) or milky white. It can have  inclusions, veils, bubbles, formations, etc. Clarity is not important for a quartz crystal's energetic quality. In fact inclusions and impurities can make the crystal more energetic and increase it’s ability to amplify subtle energies.  Without a few 'imperfections, the energy is often not as intense. Lab crystals are grown with impurities on purpose. Quartz can store energy, amplify it, focus it, transmit it, transform it, balance it, absorb it… Various types are better for some things than others. Quartz in any form is a powerful stone.  Quartz is used to dispel and clear negative Quartz has long been used to direct and amplify thoughts and intentions, because all thoughts are a form of energy and intentions shape and effect subtle energy. Because of this, it is useful for healing work, meditation, protection, and manifesting and channeling. Quartz has long been thought to store and retrieve information of all types. Information is just another form of an energy pattern. Quartz is held on the third eye chakra for increased clarity of psychic vision, and has often been used to perceive and commune with spirits and other worlds, often used for astral travel, scrying, channeling, dream recall and dream work. Quartz has long been thought to counteract black magic and protect from negative energy on all levels.

Rhodochrosite Promotes self-acceptance  and love. A very high vibration.

Rhodonite is said to assist in using  ones talents for the good of others. It supports self-love and acceptance, as therefore, self-healing. It is thought to help one reach their full potential and teaches the Bearer to see both sides of every issue. ?In Crystal Healing, it is thought to support healthy liver and pancreas function.  

Rhyolite represents change, variety and progress. It lights the fire of creativity within the soul. It also helps with self realization and balances the emotions and increases self respect,, self worth, and the capacity to love. Olive green, or creamy caramel swirls with chunks of quartz and darker green.

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. Wonderful for promoting self-love & acceptance, raising self-esteem. Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra, opening it to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. The elevated energy of quartz gives rose quartz a property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance. Rose quartz is also said to be helpful with weight loss.

Ruby is a Stone of Vitality, supporting a strong Life Force, and lots of energy.  Wear a Ruby to bring up your energies when you are feeling dull or super tired. It is associated with the Heart Chakra.

Rutilated Quartz  is a stone thought to ease transitions and bring healing and balance to the subtle energies. It repels negativity and  is said to stabilize relationships and marriages.

Sapphire is thought to rid one of unwanted thoughts. Its vibration brings lightness and joy.  IT supports clear and positive communication efforts. Sapphire is thought to be good luck and has been called the ‘stone of prosperity.’  It is associated with the throat Chakra and Third Eye Chakra.

Selenite is a very calming and soothing energy. It's said to be the "Stone of mental clarity", some other call it the “Stone of Angels”, enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening the ability to make good decisions. You can access information from past lives, using the energy of a Selenite wand. It is said to remove energy blocks from the physical and etheric bodies. It helps to connect the physical and etheric or ‘light’ bodies. It has been used by Healers to align the spine and is thought to be good for the skeleton and spine. Selenite wands can be used to clear other stones that are placed on or near it. Selenite is associated with the crown chakra and is used to decrease epilepsy and seizure disorders. It is also said to promote good business practices and would therefore excellent for any Healer, massage therapist, Reiki Master, Chiropractor, etc. to have in their office.  It's also said to be an aid to help stop smoking.

Serpentine, is also called “New Jade.” It’s a versatile stone, said assist with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and to attract love and money. In addition, serpentine is considered a protective stone, especially against snakebite, poison, and venom. Mystical lore says that serpentine eliminates parasite infections and removes venom and other poisons. (Don’t bet your life on this, however! ) Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation. It is also used when attempting to raise the Kundalini, as it is said to facilitate the rise of energy by opening a path, which eliminates or lessens the discomfort associated with the rise. It is also associated with the heart Chakra.

Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E.

Smokey (Smoky) Quartz is used to dissolve negative energies and open blocks in the Solar plexus, hands, and feet chakras. It is a protective, grounding and stabilizing stone, used to calm and center. It works gently & consistently, not quickly. Smokey Quartz is used as a mood elevator to lift depression as well as remove negative energy to make one relax and think positively. It is believed to bring happiness and good luck and help make dreams and wishes come true! It’s also been used to tap into unconscious and higher wisdom. In Crystal Healing, it is used for kidney ailments, menstrual cramps and associated problems and fertility issues. Smoky quartz is associated with the root chakra.

Sodalite is the stone of truth, logic, rational thinking and efficiency. It stimulates thought and aids in all communication.  It is associated with the Third Eye and throat chakras. It can assist you in speaking your truth.  Sodalite is said to speak to one about their life's journey, aids in learning to ‘be in the present’ and teaches that it is not the destination that is the most important to our growth; it is what we do along the way. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions and can be useful in stopping arguments preventing over sensitivity and connecting “the heart with the head.” In Crystal Healing it is used to balance the digestive system, relieve insomnia, and for calcium deficiency as well as to bring about the end of colds and flus.  It is set next to a computer to balance the energy around the hard drive.  

Steatite creates a positive energy around itself and exerts a calming influence on the person using it. It is used when undergoing great changes in one’s life and helps to prepare you for anything! It is thought to allow your ideas and inspirations to broaden, open and develop. It is said to open pathways between our physical plane and other planes of existence--for both sending and receiving. It allows you to give up old patterns and pathways and ‘go with the flow.’

Sulpher Assists in the removal of negative attitudes.  Crushed, it is used in a similar way to sacred pollen, offered to the cardinal points.

Sugilite   Remembering dreams and why you came into this life.  Aids in helping you to understand what it is that you want from your life.

Sunstone Power, leadership, learning to use your own power to control yourself, instead of controlling others.

Tanzanite is a gemstone which is said to awaken the mind and heart. It is able to help by assisting in the integration of mind and heart It activates the throat chakra so that you can clearly communicate your highest truth. Excellent for holding during a reading, it can also be used to enhance psychic abilities.

Tektites  are a form of meteoric glass from outer space.  Encourages gathering of knowledge.  Considered a talisman of great power in the Orient. Removes implants. Strengthens the energy field when carried daily.

Tiger Eye is used for protection, especially during travel. It is thought to enhance good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. It’s also used for balance and grounding - and letting go of judgments. It aids integrity, willpower, practicality and encourages the correct use of power. Golden Tiger’s Eye is a powerful stone and boosts one’s personal power. It’s associated with the third Chakra.

Tiger Iron combines the properties of Hematite, Golden Tiger Eye and Red  Jasper. It is used during creative and artistic endeavors. It is known as a stone of balance. It is used in Crystal Healing to help maintain the balance of the white and red blood cells and strengthen the muscles. It is also thought to increase the presence of the body’s natural anti-inflammatory chemicals.

Topaz reduces arrogance and stimulates the throat chakra to facilitate communication. IT is said taht Blue Topaz will aid you in seeing anothers point of view.

Tourmaline Crystals  Purification.  Letting go of issues that are holding you back.

Trilobite Assists in development of patience and perseverance.  Supports decisions which are made for the good of everyone concerned. 

Turquoise  is a stone of wholeness and the unity of all creation.  It is known as a stone of vision, integration and clarity. Turquoise is sacred in both the Native American and Eastern/Oriental cultures. It is called the “Sky Stone” uniting the Heavens and the Earth. It is very powerful for grounding and protection, and is reputed to change colors when danger is near the wearer. Turquoise has long been used to promote honest and clear communication, directly from the heart. It enhances the mind-heart connection and is thought to be a stone of great luck and abundance.?In Crystal Healing, Turquoise is use to speed the healing processes, therefore is is considered a Master Healing stone. It is associated with the heart, throat and third eye chakras.

Ulexite (T.V Rock) Natural form of fiber optic.  Balancing of the subtle bodies, Stimulates imagination.  Used in treatment of eye disorders.

Unakite (sometimes spelled Unikite) is a gentle, yet powerful and protective stone, said to support and promote strength of character and encourage self-growth. It is said to ease separation and abandonment issues. Long used to assist women in having a healthy pregnancy and easy childbirth. It is also used to assist in finding ones animal totem or guide. A favorite of Gardener’s as it is thought to promote growth ad connections of all kinds, in things as diverse as plants, ones self, the fetus, etc. It is said to aid in connecting to Mother Earth and the nature spirits. In Crystals Healing, it is used for the above, and also for heart issues. It’s is associated with the heart chakra.

Wulfenite Promotes attunement to the ancient past or the far future.  Facilitates contact with the spirit world. Facilitates the transition from physical to astral planes.
Zebra Stone is used to help connect to Mother Earth and to unconditional Love. It helps one to see through illusions and to the heart of what we really desire. It is a protective stone, and is used for stamina, self-control and the mastery of thoughts. It aids in the actualization of desires. In Crystal Healing it is used as an aid to stop bone loss and muscle spasms. It is also known as the White Tiger Stone.

Zincite is an intense stone. It is said to aid one in working through dysfunctional relationships, deep seated sexual addictions, compulsions of all kinds.  Excellent for aiding creativity. Not a stone to wear everyday as it can become overpowering.

Zoisite helps to amplify the subtle energies (aura) and aids a person in realizing their inner talents.?It is also used to help increase your awareness of and connection to your high self. Zoisite assists one in learning to trust. This includes trust of Self, as well as of the Universe. Therefore is is useful in the release of deep seated fears - leading to a more secure feeling and a peaceful happiness. ?In Crystal Healing zoisite is good for vitality, the reproductive organs and the adrenal glands. It is also used to strengthen the heart.?Zoisite is associated with the heart chakra, mainly, but also the root and sacral chakras.?Geological Fact: Some Ruby crystals grow within a matrix of the mineral Zoisite.