Key words: Transformation, Self Discovery, Balance, Confidence
Chakras: Throat (5th), Third Eye (6th)
Emotional: African Turquoise is its own unique stone, offering many qualities and energies. Considered the stone of evolution, African Turquoise brings about great change and transformation within life. It inspires one to find balance and self-discovery with intention. This stone helps us to see the need for development and metamorphosis, and provides the balance and confidence necessary to further the process of self-development. It will renew ones spirit, energy, and path in life.
Physical: Aids with depression, mood swings
Key words: Communication, Truth, Clarity
Chakras: Heart (4th chakra), Throat (5th chakra)
Emotional: Amazonite is named after the Amazon River in Brazil, where it was originally discovered. This stone stimulates the throat and heart, so it is best when worn as a necklace. Amazonite allows you to speak the truth and to then make what you speak manifest itself. It aids in expressing one’s heart through communication. If you want to set personal boundaries, wear it if you are overly concerned with opinions of others, if you overly judge. It is said to have a soothing effect on the nervous system. Since the nervous system controls our emotions a great deal, this stone soothes tense and annoying situations and enhances love.
Physical: Healing with injury, promotes cell regeneration, helps with arthritis and hair loss; stress and addiction recovery
Key Words: Protection, Spirituality, Addiction Release
Chakras: Third Eye (6th chakra), Crown (7th chakra)
Emotional: Stone of the Mind, Amethyst is a stone of purification and spiritual protection and expansion. Use it to aid in overindulgence and even physical addictions. It wards off negativity. Use during meditation to bring clarity to imbalance caused by destructive behaviors and thoughts. It will allow the wearer to gain insight and clarity in mind and body.
Physical: Amethyst is also great to combat insomnia; use to recover from addictions and bad habits that generally cause imbalance and negativity; brain function and balance; nerve disorders
Key words: Inspiration, Knowledge, Psychic Connection, Ambition
Chakra: Throat (5th chakra), Third Eye (6th chakra)
Emotional: Apatite enhances understanding of unanswered questions and problems. It can connect one to a more psychic state both in dreams and when studying past lives. Therefore it can be used to creatively solve problems by tapping the subconscious. Capricorn. Virgo and Cancer can derive strength from apatite energy.
Physical: Use to help eyes, headaches and dizziness; heart disease
Key Words: Soothe, Calm, Cleanse, Courage
Chakras: Heart (4th chakra), Throat (5th chakra)
Emotional: Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word, aqua marina, meaning sea water. Aquamarine is the sister to the Emerald. It is the anniversary gemstone for 16th and 19th years. As a stone of the water element, it can bring you in touch with deep emotions and the subconscious. Aquamarine is often used as a “good luck” stone to bring feelings of peace, love, joy and happiness. Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. Use it to release old relationships and habits since it brings emotional patterns to the forefront for confrontation. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It is one of the best stones for communication. Good stone for Virgo, Aries, & Pisces.
Physical: Soothing for skin issues (eczema, rosacea), allergies; calms the nervous system
Key words: Growth, Confidence
Chakra: Heart (4th chakra)
Emotional: Aventurine offers optimism and vitality. It is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity. It enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength.
Physical: It can help with depleted energy, depression, and hormonal imbalance. It regulates the heart and circulatory system; stimulates life force; help stop smoking
Key words: Mental Focus, Psychic Ability, Calm, Communication/Truth
Chakras: Third eye (6th chakra), Throat (6th chakra)
Emotional: Blue Topaz enhances one's attention span and mental focus. It can assist one to tune into internal wisdom and intuition and is a natural magnifier for psychic abilities. It helps to calm the mind, and help to find one's ability to communicate well and project one's deepest feelings.
Physical: Sore throat, headaches, fear of public speaking
Key words: Communication, Power
Chakras: Throat (5th chakra), Heart (4th chakra), Root (1st chakra)
Emotional: Chrysocolla gives strength and freedom in expression and communication. Its energy teaches us to own the power of our words. It eliminates negativity in a person, dispelling fear-based imbalance such as stress and anxiety. Chrysocolla represents Mother Earth in many traditions. It is a stone of empowerment of feminine energies both in men and women.
Physical: Stress, anxiety and other fear-based imbalances, sore throat and thyroid
Key Words: Mental Awareness, Clarity, Focus, Harmony, Creativity
Chakras: Third Eye (6th), green fluorite for heart (4th chakra), blue fluorite throat (5th chakra)
Emotional: Flourite can act as a vacuum cleaner, sweeping away cluttered thoughts, negativity and confusion, instead offering harmony. It can help to dispel worried thoughts and anxiety. It you have many creative thoughts and cannot focus one on, choose to have Flourite in your presence. Different colors of Flourite all affect you mentally, brain wise and energetically. The “stone of genius” stimulates mental processes; Use it when studying and learning. Thus, Flourite can bring structure and focus to your life, and is heightened during meditation with rich visions and insight. It particularly suits Gemini. Leo and Aquarius can also feel uplifted by fluorite.
Physical: Dizziness, Vertigo, Brain Fog, Physical Balance, Anxiety
Key words: Heart Awakening, Self-Acceptance, Compassion for self and others
Chakras: Heart (4th), Crown (7th), Third Eye (6th), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Emotional: Green Amethyst is a bridge between the lower chakras (more physical life concerns) and higher chakras (higher, spiritual existence). It is a heart chakra stone, so it will raise inner vision, and allow the heart to rule both thoughts and actions in life. It ultimately awakens the heart to receive love, share love, and is a "Stone of Namaste", reminding us to recognize Divine Spirit in all living things. The stone assists in bringing spiritual ideals into expression in every day life.
Physical: Clears negativity, aids digestion, heart issues, may help with eating disorders
Key Words: Grounding, Balance, Clarity
Chakra: Root (1st chakra)
Emotional: Hematite is known as a "Stone of the Mind" and is most effective for grounding, aligning all chakras. It helps to obtain a meditative state, providing for grounding, tranquility and emotional and mental clarity. It decreases negativity and can help balance the body/mind/spirit. Seen as having both male and female polarities, it creates a balanced energy, toward unity and enlightenment.
Physical: Detoxing and liver support, blood ailments and iron absorption, Magnetic Hematite good for muscle injuries and pain relief
Key Words: Stress, Anxiety, Anger Issues, Calming
Emotional: This stone helps absorb stress and anxiety, thus calming the mind. Since it works well to quiet the mind, it is often used for those who suffer from insomnia. Howlite helps to dispel selfishness, let go of anger, and diffuse confrontations. It is also great for releasing attachments and old habits.
Physical: Strengthen teeth and bones
Key words: Growth/Self Discovery, Will Power/Strength, Protection
Emotional: Treasured for its color play of green, blue, and gold, Labradorite enhances inner awareness through self-discovery and communication with one’s highest self. It promotes strength of will around changing situations. It can therefore decrease insecurity, anxiety and stress. Labradorite brings patience to the holder. It unites the personal self with the understanding required to both realizing and achieving one’s destiny. It can bring “magic” to the wearer in the form of finding a divine purpose in life, allowing destiny to come in. Self-mastery is the only true way to fulfillment. Labradorite can be a companion through change, bringing contemplation and imagination to the forefront, providing strength and faith in the universe. It also will deflect other people's projections.
Physical: Metabolism, stress, balances hormones, lowers blood pressure
Key words: Harmony (in relationships), Peace, Calm, Communication
Chakra: Throat (5th chakra)
Emotional: Larimar, discovered in 1974 in the Dominican Republic, is the only blue Pectolite in the world and only found in the Dominican Republic and Bahamas. The blue color reflects the "sea" of all consciousness, freedom from self-imposed limitations and a sense of peace in finding truth. Speak your truth more vibrantly in communicating with those around you. With its soothing nature, Larimar is great for stress release. It is one of few stones that balance the polarity of water and fire elements. Use it to cleanse and heal emotionally, to feel cool, calm, serene as its color evokes.
Physical: Throat, respiratory system, elevating energy, hot flashes, pre and post-natal support
Key words: Calming, Grounding, Balance, Confidence
Chakra: Root (1st chakra)
Emotional: Lava rock having come from fire, is potent in fire energies. It is great for those born under an astrological fire sign, bringing the wearer to natural balance of earth's grounded energies and the often "too quick to act" nature of fire sign people. Wear if you procrastinate and have trouble acting on long-sought after goals. The energy of fire is direct, assertive, confident, powerful, passionate. It can be very useful for those who are indecisive or who generally feel weak. Because it comes from raw energy, it's considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. When thinking of lava stones, it's important to keep in mind that its origin plays a key role in its energetic qualities. Since lava is known for its grounding qualities, it's wonderful for calming the emotions.
Physical: Stabilizing and grounding for the root chakra, calming; migraine headaches, nervous system, immune system boost
Key words: Growth/Self-Discovery, Intuition, Magic, Feminine Power, Peace and Harmony
Chakras: Third Eye (6th chakra), Crown (7th chakra)
Emotional: Moonstone is generally associated with the feminine as it can help one to tap into the intuitive part of the mind. it is a talisman to enter inward and decipher how to navigate new stages of growth. Nurture yourself with ease and patience, rather than hurrying for the next stage of life. Think emotional balance with gentle, loving energy. Empower and align yourself with the Goddess within.
Physical: Fertility issues, hormonal shifts, water retention, emotional wounds or grief, daily stress
Key words: Prosperity, Well-Being, Positivity, Health
Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd chakra), Heart (4th chakra)
Emotional: Since ancient times, Peridot has been a symbol of the sun. Its healing energies bring an inner sense of warmth and well-being. Think the word Increase; increasing health, joy and well-being, financial success. They are full of positivity, spiritual and financial abundance. Use it also to remove obstacles you may have to receive.
Physical: All heart related imbalances, recovery of tobacco addiction, cleansing for blood and better oxygenation
Key words: Calming, Healing
Chakras: Blue is Third Eye and Throat (6th and 5th chakras); Pink is Heart (4th chakra)
Opals from Peru are generally pink or bluish in color.
Emotional: Opal is linked to good luck, emotional healing (pink), and calming of the mind (blue). Blue Opal can promote a centered, focused mind. Pink is excellent for stress and tension.
Physical: Both pink and blue are excellent for those who have difficulty sleeping or if one would like pleasant dreams. Blue is good for lung issues (allergies, asthma); Pink supports the lungs as well but mainly the heart and oxygen
Key words: Mental Focus, Confidence, Action, Will Power
Chakra: Solar Plexus (3rd chakra)
Emotional: Pyrite is one of three stones representing Mother Earth (along with Hematite and Cuprite). It will boost vitality and healthy sexual energy. It enhances will power, to help eliminate negative and unhealthy habits, thus bringing more confidence and less fear to take action to back up your words. It stimulates an attitude for creative juices and ambition.
Physical: Combats male impotence, infertility; sulfur purifies against infection; iron focuses on blood to fight viruses; Soothing for skin issues
Key words: Spiritual Development, Intention, Focus
Emotional: This stone is powerful. It can stimulate the positive and is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul. It brings clarity on all levels. Traditionally this crystal harmonizes and aligns human energies (thought, consciousness and emotions) with the energy of the universe, thus creating outward harmony. It dispels confusion and will bring the wearer mental clarity and heightened spiritual awareness. This crystal is universally believed to be a natural “hologram”, in that if can be programmed with any thought or feeling ones wishes to bring into being.
Physical: Stimulates the nervous system, hair and fingernail growth
Key words: Love, Gentleness, Compassion, Forgiveness
Chakra: Heart (4th chakra)
Emotional: Rose quartz is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra 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. Some believe that rose quartz has calming effects and helps people develop strong friendships. It vibrates on a frequency to which Libra are sensitive. It can also open the hearts of Cancer and Taurus.
Physical: Stabilizing with heart disease or trauma; healing to the heart
Not a gemstone but a seed, Rudraksha is known to calm tension and give clarity to voice. Rudraksha – Rudra means “Lord Shiva” and Aksha means “teardrops," making Rudraksha translated as“Tears of Lord Shiva.” It is said that Lord Shiva went into a deep trance meditation for the well-being of all living creatures of the earth and when he finished and opened his eyes, tears fell to the earth. These tears were in the form of seeds which grew to trees, later being called the Rudraksha Tree. The seeds used for mala beads are the dry seed capsules of this tree. This makes rudraksha malas sacred to Shiva but also helpful in healing the heart center and balancing the chakras, promoting inner peace, as well as granting knowledge, power, and enlightenment. This is one of the most popular and traditional materials used for making mala beads.
Sandalwood is an aromatic wood that is very calming and soothing, helps to promote humility and the ability to focus the mind for meditation. Sandalwood beads are not cheap and are becoming harder and harder to source. Be cautious of sandalwood malas that are sold cheaply; many times these are not true sandalwood beads and are simply another type of wood that has been treated with sandalwood oil or perfume to give it the sandalwood scent.
Also known as 'opalite', these man-made gemstone beads are milky whitish glass, featuring a flashing 'opal-like' purple, blue, orange and yellow color play.
Key words: Mental Clarity, Rid Negative Energy, Protection, Inner Peace
Chakras: Crown (7th chakra)
Emotional: Selenite is considered one of the more powerful healing stones. Selenite is named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. The crown chakra is associated with the Selenite stone and aside from this you can use Selenite to contact your Guardian Angel or Spiritual Guides. Cleansing and clearing other crystals of negative energies and vibrations is another wonderful property of Selenite. Unlike other metaphysical stones, you will never have to recharge or cleanse your Selenite crystal because it does that by itself. Selenite ensures a peaceful environment in your home and can be used for meditation.
Physical: It has a high vibration, deliver mental clarity by cleansing the aura of negative energy within the physical body and instilling a deep sense of inner peace
TURQUOISE - copper aluminum phosphate mineral
Key words: Protection, Strength, Communication
Chakra: Throat (5th chakra)
Emotional: Turquoise is a master healing stone that helps to strengthen the entire body. It is often called the "stone of health." Turquoise helps with articulation and wisdom while communicating. It promotes health, peace and inner calm and is worn for good fortune, wealth, and protection from evil. It is a good stone to wear for self-forgiveness and self-acceptance.
Physical: Good to wear for oxygenating the blood and increasing energy, blood pressure
Blue color caused by copper; green color is caused by iron.
NOTE TO BELIEVERS AND SKEPTICS OF STONE ENERGIES:
Certain crystals and quartz are used are transducers of electromagnetic energies (think crystal radio receivers and quartz crystals in watches.) With this in mind, it is not too much to consider that stones may also be capable of transmitting or amplifying other energy not yet detected by science. Yet biophysicists are now implying the physical bodies of human beings are liquid crystals. * If we ourselves are crystal-like, you can imagine how the energy of a stone may “flow” through the body. If you are interested in working with stones to help with emotional and physical self-healing, you are encouraged. Please note that this information cannot yet be proven entirely through science. This information is offered for historical context only, and should not be the only treatment for actual medical conditions. Metaphysical/Healing Properties listed are collected from various sources. We do not guarantee any of the statements made or the validity of these statements, nor should you use any of this information as medical advice.
*The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian