Below you will find some brief meanings for a large range of Crystals. We hope you find this helpful. These are general meanings, with our own interpretations added, as we work with the different stones and crystals over time.
This is a stone that you will be attracted to if Truth is important to you. It has wonderful cleansing and purification properties both physically and energetically. Shungite tends to dispel our self-harming or self-defeating patterns. Shungite offers us an aura of psychic protection because of its energetic alignment.
Amphibole Phantom Quartz:
Amphibole Phantom are multi-talented as they have so many inclusions threaded in and throughout them. These crystals bring peace, harmony and serenity through surety. They breed a strong sense of confidence within oneself – confidence in one’s decisions, confidence to take on the unknown and new projects. The red crystals Hematite keeps one grounded while providing the raw energy and drive to move forward – no matter what obstacles may be thrown up in your path. The yellow Limonite radiates self-worth, joy and provides an abundance of personal energy that bursts forth – inspiring both the self and others around you. The pink Lithium provides the energy of Love, empathy for others – and keeps one focused on the all-important core values of giving, integrity and selfless light work for the betterment of all. The Kaolinite channels in Crown Chakra energy providing inspiration and connection with the Angelic realm – funnelling pure white light into everything that one does. It is suggested that Angel Phantom Quartz is the perfect workplace stone as it subtly shifts the energies to the highest possible and brings about cooperation and harmony. Triangulating three Angel Phantom Quartz provides a perfect meditation or creative space. This crystal will be made available to those who are ready for the complex powers.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, Agate is a conservation stone and enhances longevity. Agate is a very protective stone.
Amber is one of the world’s oldest and most coveted treasures, a “Gold of the Sea” intrinsically formed by light and life, preserved by time and washed up on the shores for humanity, a talisman of beauty, protection and renewal. It has been portrayed as drops of the sun, tears of the gods, hardened honey, and sunlight solidified, and is as desired today as it was in the most ancient cultures, utilized as far back as the Stone Age for its pleasing warmth of colour, value in adornment, and its magical and medicinal properties.
Amber belongs to a small class of organic gems, neither a crystal nor a mineral, but a biological product of nature, a protective resin that oozed from living trees in dense, prehistoric forests and fossilized over millions of years. It is highly prized in the metaphysical world for its energetic and healing properties, and for the marvellous Life Force, it carries. Amber holds a strong connection to the sun and earth, as well as the once living insects, organisms and plant matter that are forever suspended within its golden structure. It attunes to ancient wisdom and can be a powerful tool for past life recall, or for stimulating the remembrance of genetic lessons and experiences passed down from one’s ancestors. It is useful for clearing family patterns and initiating one’s prerogative of choice. [Fernie, 322][Simmons, Ahsian, 24][www.gemselect.com][Lembo, 60][Hall, 51][Eason, 82]
Amber is a natural purifier, esteemed for its ability to draw pain and dis-ease from the physical body, as well as the mind and spirit, by absorbing negative or stagnant energies and transforming them into clear, positive energy. This stimulates the body’s own mechanisms to heal itself. It increases vitality and aids tissue regeneration. Amber is ideal for cleansing and reactivating the chakras, particularly the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, and is an excellent tool for clearing the environment in which it rests. It emits bright, soothing energy conducive to health and well-being, and is marvellous for convalescence, ameliorating depression, or working through the grieving process. Amber also provides a protective shield against negative energies and may be called upon to remove toxicity from one’s life or relationships. [Melody, 107-108]Hall En, 79][101 Hall, 26][Ahsian, 24][Raphaell, 136-137]
When you work with Amethyst the strongest properties that you will feel are protection and purification. You may also feel like you are in a ” Spiritual bubble of protection”. This beautiful stone is calming and soothing, helping us to feel more centred and relaxed. Amethyst is used as beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance, though it is not the best-known prosperity stone.
Vera Cruz Amethyst is the crystal of spirituality and contentment, assisting one to connect with a pure peace which is humanities natural state of existence. Vera Cruz Amethyst opens intuition and spiritual wisdom.
Apophyllite excels at attuning one to the higher frequencies and connecting us to our Guides and Angelic realms. It is also a wonderful tool to use whilst meditating. If you place Apophyllite in a room, it can dispel the negative energies that can build up there. It will surround everyone in that room with strong and uplifting energies and high vibrations of love, happiness, and peace. Apophyllite will help with feelings of burnout, and it will replace it with zest and enthusiasm. Apophyllite will inspire you to live your life to the fullest. It can help you plan for the future with confidence despite what you are currently going through or what you went through in the past. The energies of apophyllite will encourage you to look into the deepest recesses of your mind and discover your true nature. Apophyllite is also a good stone to have with you during meditation because it will help you with your concentration, shutting out all the noise in the world, and making you focus on yourself and the energies that surround you!
Aragonite increases energy, in particular, it increases the energy of our prayers. Metaphysically is it said to boost self-confidence and feelings of self-worth. Diminishing anger and relieving stress are other metaphysical properties of this crystal. Aragonite promotes focus and concentration and can be helpful for students. Meditating with Aragonite can help to ground spiritual growth into the lower chakras, raising the overall vibration of the body. Many crystal lovers enjoy Aragonite’s centring energies and work with it to help bring peace and serenity to volatile situations. Aragonite calms, centres, stabilizes and increases the ability to remain patient, even in the most challenging of circumstances. It will enhance and encourage sensitivity and generosity. Aragonite can be an aid for those who lack discipline and self-control and can help them to overcome stagnation in their personal growth.
Aquamarine is known as a stone of courage that can bring great power. It brings inner peace, hope and self-love and is said to bring angels for their guidance and protection. As such, it is a unique crystal for meditation. Aquamarine is used metaphysically to dispel anger and fear. It is also said to be a wonderful good luck stone. Aquamarine is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. It is said to be attuned to the sea and protect travellers on water and sailors.
Though not created through a natural process, the synergy of the quartz and gold combine to bring about a new crystal of intense energy and power. Aqua Aura is called both a success stone and an abundance stone. It is said to attract success to all who use or carry it. Aqua Aura can bring prosperity, even possibly wealth. Aqua Aura can enhance communications of all kinds. It can help one both speak and see the truth.
Bismuth said to relieve emotional and spiritual isolation, facilitating a state of oneness, connectedness and serenity. Useful when experiencing change, providing for calmness, vitality and orderliness. Bismuth facilitates the enjoyment of travel and stimulates group and relationship cohesiveness.
Black Star Diopside:
Star diopside has a very unique asterism compared to other types of star gemstone. It can also form with cat’s eye chatoyancy, but asterism is more common. The white star can be easily seen against the dark diopside body colour, and the asterism displayed is quite unique — in that, it only exhibits four rays; most star gemstones feature six-ray asterism, but star diopside’s four rays are a result of its binary symmetry. In addition, star diopside’s rays are crooked and slightly wavy because they are not at 90° right angles.
With star diopside, the needle-like inclusions responsible for the asterism are often visible from the surface of the stone. In fact, specimens are sometimes so heavily included with crystals of magnetite that they can be easily attracted to magnetic forces since magnetite is the most magnetic mineral on Earth. Since it can carry such strong magnetism, star diopside is actually very popular for therapeutic use, particularly in crystal healing and metaphysical practices.
When it comes to gemstone meanings, star diopside is thought to re-energise the body, the soul and the mind. Its strong magnetic force is believed to aid physical healing and is said to be most efficient when held close against the skin of the injured area. Physically, it is believed to help the lungs, heart and circulatory system. It may also be beneficial for psychological disorders. Star diopside is also known as the ‘crying stone’, because it is said to bring out tears in those who use it in a cathartic way to cleanse their emotions. It is also thought by some to help with aggression, trauma, love and commitment. It is believed by many that it can bring creativity to its wearer.
Bloodstone is excellent for centring and grounding. It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations. It brings mystical energies of increasing adaptability and organisation and lessening confusion, stress, and anxiety. It is said to be a stone of courage, bringing mental, physical and emotional renewal by releasing blockages. It is said to be particularly good for helping emotional traumas and grief. It also enhances the intellect. Bloodstone is mystically used to bring energy to one in many ways, including bringing abundance, success and prosperity, as well as smoothing the way with legal issues.
Blue Lace Agate:
Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquillity and grace. Blue lace agate brings with this calm and tranquillity a lessening of anger, even deep anger issues, and a calming of nervousness. It is even considered a happiness stone from these harmonious energies it carries, as well as one of hope. It can help bring stronger intuition and inner knowing through this contact with higher Spiritual planes and angels. Inspiration is another hallmark of blue lace agate and that can assist in inner attunement. As a throat chakra stone with a gentle blue colouring and energy, blue lace agate is considered a stone of communication. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It also brings tactfulness to speech and written communications.
Botswana agate is sometimes called the “change stone” because of its mystical property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It is said to gently help one make transitions of any kind in a way that change is not as difficult or painful as could be without it; it is a comforting stone. Carrying a piece of Botswana agate in your pocket is said to help one cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily. It is said to help us focus on solutions instead of problems, and thereby increases creativity, as well as increasing the power of one’s intuition.
Calcite is a protecting, grounding and centring stone that can help to bring inner peace. Since calcite also promotes creativity and imagination, the inner peace it brings can be a vibrant one. Calcite has been said to increase prosperity. One of the energies it amplifies is learning abilities, and so is a great stone for students. Calcite comes in many varieties including; Clear, Blue, Green, Orange, Honey, Pink, Red, Stellar Beam and Merkabite. Each carries slightly different energies but remains true to the basic Calcite meaning.
Carnelian is a stone of action, that will give you the courage and confidence to move forward on a new path in life. Carnelian is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. It can help with manifestation of one’s desires and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps balance energies in the home. It is sometimes called the “actor’s stone”.
Charoite is an incredible stone of the Violet Ray with an almost tangible movement of energy flowing in magnificent swirls and eddies of violet, lavender and purple. It is rare and complex, one of nature’s best dream stones and illuminators, allowing access to lessons learned in past lives, healing emotional fears to live in the present, and opening to spiritual guidance for the future.
This stone embodies a unique synthesis between the Crown and Heart Chakras, bringing high spiritual energy into union with unconditional love from the physical plane, and grounding it here on Earth where it is needed most. It is a Stone for This Age, assisting in the here and now…conveying the message that one is exactly where one should be during this moment. It is a talisman of acceptance and letting go; a “bestower of good,” encouraging service to humanity, and for attaining approval of the Self. Charoite is known as a soul stone that can provide strong physical and emotional healing energies. It’s a powerful spiritual stone that will remind you to live in the now. Life is very fleeting, and this stone’s energies will remind you to make as many unforgettable moments as you can. When you’re old and grey, you will want to have a lot of memories to look back on.
Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of the lives of those who work with it. It has energies of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways. Citrine is well known in crystal work as a success and prosperity stone to the point that it is called the “Success Stone.” It is said to promote and manifest success and abundance in all areas, and in many ways. It is particularly used to promote success in business if used in the cash box of a shop, carried or worn, earning it another nickname, “Merchant’s Stone.” In addition to manifesting abundance, citrine also brings energies of generosity so that prosperity and success can be shared.
Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, ranging in colour from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown, and may contain rainbow or sparkle inclusions. The name comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective of the environment. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life-giving. It stimulates our energy like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages the fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. [Raphaell, 86][Simmons, 119][Ahsian, 120] Called The Merchant’s Stone for its properties of increase in the cashbox, sparkling yellow Citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth but helps in maintaining it. [Melody, 209] It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. Citrine assists in all fast money ventures and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow.
Quartz is the most recognised type of crystal. In fact, many people envision quartz crystals when they think of crystals, even though there are many different types of crystals. Quartz can be icy clear or have inclusions, veils, bubbles, and various colours. Visual clarity normally isn’t important to a quartz’s energetic quality and ability to amplify subtle energies. Quartz is a power stone. It has been called the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses. It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. Quartz also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, meditation, protection, and channelling. It is also beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern also. This makes them particularly good for programming to use for a particular purpose. Due to its ability to balance, quartz is excellent in harmonising and balancing one’s environment. Quartz is also good for energising other crystals.
Copper is considered a mineral of energy and mental agility. In legend, copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates that mental agility, and quick wit. Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes, etc. Thus, copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances.
Danburite is a wonderful aid to the upliftment of one’s awareness of the Angelic Realms. It will open and release energy blockages on all levels, helping us to release stress and worry. Danburite is also helpful in strengthening clarity and perceptiveness. Holding Danburite in each hand can be very beneficial, especially in meditation. It is also very soothing to sleep with, helping us to bring peace into our Dreamtime. Danburite is an exquisite crystal with a very sweet and pure vibration, with an energy that is extremely uplifting to the spirit.
Epidote is a stone that is known to affect different people in different ways. How you are affected by its energy, may to some degree depend on your predominant way of thinking, as its vibration is known to bring you more of the same. This aspect is said to benefit you, as the influx of traits brings them clearly to your awareness. It is also known as Pistacite and is said to be very helpful to aid prosperity because as long as you are generous you will manifest more generosity and more prosperity. This may aid you to experience a variety of good things in your life, in a diversity of different ways, including improved relationships. Epidote has within it an energy that aids you to have the courage to let go of the things that are holding you back from living the life of your dreams. As you begin to embrace the boldness of spirit that Epidote brings to you, this will help you to have a greater knowledge of who you really are and your spiritual purpose. This stone is a catalyst for change, and once you have clarified your ideals, it will aid you to manifest your dreams into reality. This stone helps you to learn that if you raise your vibration, you can be enabled to completely change your reality via the action of your thoughts and actions.
Fluorite is brilliant to help us to become clearer in our thinking and choices. One of its amazing characteristics is that it acts like a ” physic vacuum cleaner ”, helping to alleviate negativity in our energy. This is the stone to use if you are studying and need help to focus.A fluorite crystal has the ability to absorb and neutralize any harmful or negative energy within a space. When placed in a room, its energy brings balance and restores order to the energies, people and crystals around it. It restores order to energetic chaos and disorganization, filling your space with harmony and peace. It is one of the most underrated, yet powerful, crystals for energy clearing. Fluorite promotes a steady flow of positive energy, turning any room into your ideal oasis. The different colours of Fluorite have different meanings. A green fluorite crystal is very healing on all levels, but it is especially connected to the heart chakra. It helps with emotional trauma and increases your ability to solve any heart based issues. It is very calming, but at the same time, gives you the needed courage to expand your heart and embrace universal love. A green fluorite crystal is wonderful for personal growth. A blue fluorite crystal aids in communication and enhances creativity. It calms and revitalizes your energy field while simultaneously promoting peace and serenity. It carries very strong spiritual energies. Purple fluorite crystals connect you with the spiritual realm and your angels. It is ideal to meditate with as it encourages spiritual peace and wholeness by opening your third eye chakra. It vibrates with the energy of the Violet Flame to help expand your horizons on a spiritual level.
Galena is one of the ultimate grounding stones that exist. It has a very stimulating and balancing energy that can remove emotional blocks, and it will infuse you with a strong ‘can-do attitude. Galena will also open your mind to new concepts. It will also absorb negative energies and convert them to useful and uplifting energies. Galena will bring stability and security to areas of your life where there’s confusion, conflict, or overworked emotions. It’s used to ground and centre your energies, and it will harmoniously open new pathways to wisdom and enlightenment. It will promote peace and harmony, and it will encourage you to be more loving, forgiving, and understanding. Galena will enhance the power of other stones and crystals. It will augment them with its clarity and purity. This stone will also help you access your spiritual wisdom and give you a better perspective when making a tough decision. It’s a stone that will harmonize the physical body with the spiritual body. It will promote peace and tolerance in your life and give you a different perspective during challenging times. Galena will help you in your spiritual journey and in the process of your transformation. It will keep you safe and anchored even when there are so many changes taking place. Galena will act as a powerful mirror that will reflect light into the darkest and deepest part of your shadow self. It will promote peace, tolerance, and kindness as you learn to embrace the aspects of yourself that you fear. It will also provide strong centring energy that will make sure you’re alright even when you’re facing a set of challenges.
Garnet can boost the energy of an entire system and revitalise it. It is said to be stabilising in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external. Garnet is said to be excellent for manifestation. It is used to ground one’s dreams, in reality, bringing abundance, prosperity, and realisation of those dreams. Garnet is a powerfully energising and regenerating stone. It cleans and energises all the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing the serenity of passion as is appropriate at the time. Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and lessens emotional disharmony. This is a stone of commitment to a person or idea. Garnet is a useful crystal to have in a crisis. It is particularly helpful in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented or is traumatic. This stone fortifies, activates and strengthens the survival instinct. Which then gives you courage and hope in what appears to be a hopeless situation. Garnet has a connection with the pituitary gland and can stimulate awareness. Garnet activates other healing crystals and amplifies their effect. It clears negative chakra energy. It sharpens your perception of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behaviour patterns that are no longer serving your needs. Garnet will remove inhibitions and taboos that have been laid down by others rather than yourself. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence.
Herkimer Quartz “Diamonds” are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of the Universal Life Force, they are exceptional healing crystals and are used in meditations, dream and vision work, and advanced spiritualization applications. Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of all Quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently. They are reported to be harder than all other Quartz, giving them the strength and durability to handle difficult challenges beyond the scope of other Quartz crystals. What they lack in physical size, they more than makeup for in spirit energy.
Herkimer Diamond carries an energy of delicate harmony and an understanding of the essential being within the self. It allows for appreciation of all that is within us and encourages us to recognize that there is “nothing to become,” that we already are what we are seeking and only need to allow the actualization. [Melody, 319] Herkimer encourages the concept of beginning again in this lifetime, clearing the body-mind system of unconscious fears and repressions, and allowing for total relaxation and expansion of the Life energy. [Melody, 319]
Jade is most valued for its metaphysical properties. It is the ultimate “Dream Stone,” revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream-solve. [Melody, 341][Raphaell, 161] It is cherished as a protective talisman, assuring long life and peaceful death, and is considered a powerful healing stone. [Mella, 87] An amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquillity, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are. [Hall, 152]
In scientific terms, Jade is the name shared by two distinctly different minerals – Nephrite, a calcium magnesium silicate, and Jadeite, a sodium aluminium silicate. Though they have different compositions, hardnesses, densities and crystal structures, both are exceptionally tough stones, similar in appearance, and equally valuable in metaphysical properties. Both occur in the beautiful olive shades we’ve come to recognize as jade green, but have some distinctions.
Nephrite generally occurs in creamy white, mid-to deep olive green, brown and black. It has a smooth surface polish with a waxy sheen and is more commonly found. Jadeite may be a white-grey green, leafy green, blue or blue-green, emerald green, lavender, pink, red, orange, greenish-black or black. It is hard and lustrous, rarer than Nephrite, and usually more expensive. Translucent, emerald green Jadeite, coloured by traces of chromium, is called Imperial Jade and is the rarest and most valuable.
As a travel stone, Green Jade prevents illness while on holiday, is beneficial for those travelling alone, and protects children and pets from straying or being hurt while on a journey. [Eason, 42] Green Jade also fosters chi, or Life Force energies, and is excellent for hiking, gardening or relaxing out of doors. [Simmons, 210]
Green Jade is a crystal of love. It is supportive of new love and increases trustworthiness and fidelity. It also inspires love later in life. [Eason, 43]
Kunzite is a beautiful crystal, pure in energy and joyful in nature. In palest pink to light violet hues, it is a Stone of Emotion, opening and connecting the heart to the mind and stimulating a healing communion between the two. Kunzite encourages one to release walls built around the heart for protection and to be receptive to the experience of unconditional and abundant love. Kunzite is said to help one to understand and interact better with others, to help heal “broken hearts”, to relieve stress and anger. One of its strongest qualities is to bring love, peace and harmony. It is also a stone that is used in metaphysics to removes obstacles.
Kyanite brings loyalty, honesty and tranquillity, and diminishes anger and confusion. Kyanite does not retain negative energy and never needs energetic cleansing. It does align and bringing balance to all chakras, often very suddenly. Kyanite can remove energy blockages. Blue Kyanite is associated with the throat chakra and is a boost to meditation. It is sometimes called Sappore, Blue Talc. Black kyanite is also a boost to meditation and is associated with the root chakra. Black kyanite is also very protective and deflects negativity. Green Kyanite is particularly good for balancing the heart chakra and maintaining heart balance. It is also used to reduce anger with love.
Orange Kyanite has uplifting and optimistic energy. It is an excellent energy tool that comes primarily from Tanzania. While it will align all the chakras, it is particularly good for clearing, activating and balancing the Second, Svadisthana, Sacral Chakra. Clairsentience is the psychic sense of the Second Chakra, aka the “gut instinct”. It can help us perceive the root of our pleasures and desires and bring Light and creativity to bring them into our lives in a positive manner. Orange Kyanite is a super tool to enhance all types of creativity, whether it be in creating art, the way you work with people, or any other place creative thinking is used.
The energy of Orange Kyanite in unlimited in its application, making it one of the very best attunement stones. It aligns the emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and subtle bodies. Orange Kyanite is a great grounding stone that grounds spiritual energy and balances the yin/yang energies. This is a great stone for Artist/Musicians or anyone that is drawn into something that allows for self-expression, as it encourages one to share their work with others.
It will never absorb negative energy. Therefore, Orange Kyanite will never need cleansing!
Labradorite is known to be a stone of transformation and magic. It is said to clear, balance and aligns us, as well as being an excellent stone for general protection. It is said to help provide clarity and insight into our destiny, as well as attract success in our endeavours. It has within it a deeply felt resonance that is very powerful, and it can be used to bring amazing changes to your life. Its vibration also holds a broad level of protection from negativity, so it cannot be used for ill will. This is a stone whose energy is quite visible to the user, as it just seems to work so quickly.
Intuitive and psychic awareness are energies Lapis Lazuli enhances and brings to the fore. As it is also a stone that helps with writing, it can also be used for automatic writing. Lapis Lazuli is a manifestation stone. It is also an excellent meditation stone. Meditating on a goal or quality you wish to manifest can bring this strong manifestation energy in. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of communication that can bring truthfulness, openness, and mental clarity. It is used to help you say just the right thing, as if by magic. Mentally, Lapis Lazuli has helpful energy. It can bring mental and emotional virility and strengthen the mind. It also is said to enhance creativity. Its energy can help organise daily life as well as organising and quieting a busy or restless mind, lessening confusion, and increasing concentration.
Lepidolite is a soothing calming stone that will help you if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed. This is an excellent stress relief stone, as it contains lithium. The vibration of this stone works within all chakras, but it highly effective within the highest chakras, and it has a positive vibration that stimulates positive coincidence or synchronicity. It brings emotional healing and helps you get deeper into meditation. This stone has a quite unusual vibration that helps to activate your connection with your higher self, and aids you to recognize the Divinity within your own self. It centres highly spiritual energy, that aids you to feel a spiritual sense of love, for yourself and for others. Lilac Lepidolite helps you to make the connection with the innermost centre of yourself, known as the Divine Presence. It is known to stimulate your intellectual and analytical abilities, and to recognize the patterns that come from your personal way of thinking. It stimulates a stronger ability for you to be in harmony with Spirit, and it aids you to feel more settled and serene about life. By this encouragement for you to be more in the flow of life, this beautiful lilac stone creates an increased number of powerful coincidences and or synchronicities.
Malachite is a stone of transformation. Whether the transformation is demonstrated on this plane as balancing pure love and one’s well-being, protection, or spiritual evolution, it brings positive transformation again and again. Malachite also assists in making these transformational changes with a gentleness of the heart, easing the transition from one state to the other. Malachite is a stone of good fortune and prosperity/abundance, too. This is a facet of transforming a physical or mental state of lack into abundance. It can also assist this by bringing productive and lucrative work or career into play. This can bring great self-confidence and success. These vibrations release and diffuse those of victimisation by demonstrating the power of oneself. Malachite is also a very protective stone, being especially helpful for general protection and protection for children. It is also an excellent protection stone during flying and other travel.
Moldavite is a tektite and is the only “extraterrestrial” gemstone, which is found only in the Moldau Valley in Czechoslovakia. It is a powerful stone, and its energies can at first be intimidating for those that are not aware of its energy and tends to bring issues to the surface to be transformed. Because of this ability, it is sometimes called a “stone of transformation.” Moldavite diminishes contracting or withdrawing energies. Moldavite in any form increases the depth and clarity of inner journeys.
These lovely crystals are strong stones of the feminine principle and may teach you many lessons about how you may choose to live your life. Rainbow Moonstone emanate a strong vitality, life force and exuberant joy! They also offer the gifts of inner peace and harmony, emotional balance and strength while helping to transform negativity also. They embody the energy of the Divine Feminine and have a highly spiritual nature which may be a beneficial vibration to have in your life. This is a wonderful crystal with a vibration that will assist women to recognise and embrace their innate personal power. These beautiful crystals reflect within them the magical healing qualities of the vibrations of the moon. Within men, its energy may influence your brain, and aid you to become more emotionally balanced, as the right side of your brain is stimulated to become more creative.
Morganite is known both as an angel stone and a heart stone. It can bring love to one’s life or rekindle the old love. As an angel stone, it is known to help with communicating with angels. Morganite also brings compassion, empathy, self-control, and patience. It can also balance emotions and ease the pain of separation. It has been said to be one of the highest frequency stones available.
Moss agate is sometimes called the “gardener’s stone” due to its mystical properties of helping ensure a full crop. In addition to a full crop, moss agate is said to bring general abundance, success, and prosperity. It is also said to help one gain peace with extreme or excessive duties in life and brings self-confidence and higher self-esteem. Moss agate is also said to be a metaphysically protective stone, as are all agates. It is said to reduce the difficulties associated with overcoming addictive behaviours. Moss agate is associated with the heart chakra, which indicates a stone of compatibility and friendship.
Obsidian – Black:
A black obsidian stone is a powerful crystal for protection, helping to clear the buildup of psychic smog within your aura by acting as a psychic vacuum cleaner. It protects and cleanses your aura of disharmony, negative attachments, old patterns and negative emotions, helping to unearth any negative thought patterns that are standing in the way of your personal and spiritual growth. In addition to protection and releasing negativity, you can use the black obsidian properties for root chakra healing and grounding. Facing the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of ourselves is hard, but obsidian makes it easier. By showing you a reflection of your true self, the Black Obsidian forces you to accept yourself entirely. It connects to the root chakra to ground you during contemplation. Where normally you might shy away from harsh realities, Obsidian makes those truths easier to digest. It brings you a full scope of yourself, including all of the positive and negative attributes. Working with a black obsidian crystal can assist you in cutting the stress and negative patterns from your life by first bringing them to your attention. Use this stone in meditation to bring clarity to your own behaviours. If you often rationalize your actions until you feel justified in doing what you know is wrong, break out of that mental cycle with the black obsidian healing properties. As you see what needs to be expelled from your life, obsidian rewards your self-realization by absorbing that toxic energy. No wonder they call it the stone of truth!
Peacock Ore is a stone of happiness and joy, it is said to turn you in positive directions, and help channel happiness to others; generally a stone of upliftment. The most lovely gift of this stone is that it brings you the ability to see and appreciate the joy available in every moment, as well as a feeling of acceptance that all is exactly as it should be, exactly as it is…what’s not to love! It is said to encourage an understanding that there is nothing wrong in any aspect of your life, but it is all down to your perception of it, everything is for purposeful good. Peacock Ore is said to be one of the most powerful stones when used in conjunction with chakra healing as its energy is such that when placed on one chakra it affects all of the others.
It is said by some early cultures that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster. Pearls have also been called ” teardrops of the moon “. Some folklore believes that pearls are formed by the passage of angels through the heavens. Pearls are calming, centring, nurturing your faith, loyalty and purity. Spiritually pearl soothes and heals the negativity and struggle in your life, surrounds negative energy with Light. Dissolves any negative energy being sent to you, heals your own negative thought patterns. It moves negative attachments and psychic attacks out of your aura then fills your aura with healing light, It facilitates calm and centred emotions. It heals that negative inner voice and subconscious.
These Moon and Water ruled “gems” enhance sincerity, truth and loyalty. They bring centring and a calming reflection, as well as attune the wearer to the ebb and flow of life. They promote faith, honesty, purity, wisdom, charity and personal integrity. Due to its watery and lunar elements, it is quite balancing for the emotions, especially to water signs.
Pearls help to balance the human body’s natural rhythms and hormone levels with lunar cycles. This stone will bring you inner wisdom and help to strengthen and nurture the growth of pure love. It will teach you to open up and find the meaning and the purpose of your “true self.” They enlighten the mind and inspire the mood, while helping you to learn to love yourself more and, in turn, love others more, as well. Pearl enhances feelings of goodwill and positive, uplifting feelings. Pearls balance and heals all chakras. The pearl helps in the search for higher wisdom and truth.
Peridot (pronounced pair-uh-doe) is the gem form of Olivine, a magnesium iron silicate mineral of the forsterite-fayalite family, with the amount of iron being responsible for the colour. While Olivine is an abundant mineral, gem-quality Peridot is rather rare, especially in larger stones. It varies from bright yellow-green, lime or pure green, to deep olive or brownish-green; the most valued being a dark olive-green. It occurs for the most part as an eye-clean gem with excellent transparency and is typically faceted.
Peridot carries the gift of inner radiance, sharpening the mind and opening it to new levels of awareness and growth, helping one to recognize and realize one’s destiny and spiritual purpose. [Raphaell, 150][Fernie, 163][Melody, 478][Hall, 213]Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away from the forces of darkness. Set in gold and worn around the neck or bound to the left arm, it was used as a charm against sorcery and magic, evil spirits, night terrors, and madness. It cured cowardice, calmed anger, as well as brightening the wit. Peridot is still celebrated for those virtues, protecting the aura, purifying the physical and subtle bodies, and alleviating emotional burdens, guilt and obsessions. It is particularly beneficial for overcoming fear, depression and other psychological disturbances, as well as releasing jealousies, resentment and spite in order to move forward. Peridot promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in one’s own abilities and reestablishing a sense of self-worth. A powerful generator of the frequency of increase, this lovely talisman may be utilized to manifest abundance in all areas of one’s life: wealth, health, happiness and love. [Fernie, 163][Kunz, 67][Hall, 212-213][101 Hall, 150][Simmons, Ahsian, 299][Eason, 282]
A Phantom is a crystal or mineral deposit within a crystal. While the colour of Phantoms will vary from crystal to crystal, depending upon the type of mineral of which they are made, Phantoms look like the “ghost” of a crystal within another crystal. Phantoms are formed when the growth of a crystal has been interrupted and then begins to grow again. Often, the original mineral gets washed away, leaving only the Quartz to grow afterwards. Phantom Hematite, or even Clay. On occasion heat can play a part, causing a phantom to be visible through a different colour shade. Most often either Smoky or Amethyst can display these heat-induced types of Phantom. The most powerful phantom configurations are termed as being 3D. This is where the substance has totally covered the entire termination, leaving a three-dimensional image of itself. Phantom crystals are very good for helping us move past blockages, where we may have become “stuck.” The type of inclusion that makes up the phantom also plays a part in the gifts that these special crystals have to offer us. They can also be used to project growth and plan milestones.crystals are all about growth and moving on, moving past blockages. On a physical level, these crystals are created when another substance other than washes over the crystal, leaving a layer on the termination during the crystal’s natural growth cycle. The crystal continues to grow, leaving an image of itself where it was at the time the substance washed over it. Phantoms can be made up of such minerals as Chlorite,
Pyrite imparts positive energy to your business, so it is a wonderful stone to place on the desk where you are working. In the workplace, Pyrite encourages leadership qualities and is an ally for managers and those working toward a promotion. It has the added advantage that it also boosts your energy levels. This is a stone that will encourage us to overcome our feelings of inadequacy and live our life to their full potential. It will boost the self-worth of the individual and allow you to have the energy to take action, where needed. Pyrite’s energy is empowering to the spirit, encouraging one to overcome fears. It increases one’s will to accomplish whatever tasks one sets out to do, and can be used to bring one out of one’s shell, becoming more dynamic and confident.
This is an absolutely gorgeous stone, one of our favourites! It has soft, gentle and compassionate energy which helps us to forgive ourselves and others. One of the other things it is wonderful for is an aid in our meditation. Rhodochrosite balances and enhances love on all levels. It allows fuller love to enter one’s life, in part by calming excessive passions. It balances the mental and emotional processes. It is also said to be a stone of freedom because of this helping to balance inner conflicts. This can bring a deep sense of happiness and relief from ongoing stress.
Rose Quartz is most notably associated with Love. It helps us to love ourselves so that we can love others more fully. It wraps us in gentle and calming energy so we feel more centred. This is the stone of romance and is often gifted by friends and lovers to others to show their feelings. Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth. Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, provides a deep sense of personal fulfilment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.
Rudraska the eye of Rudra [Shiva] is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between the earth and heaven. Rudraksha’s have been worn by Sages and Yogis since Vedic times for their profound spiritual significance and powerful healing properties. According to ancient Vedic texts, these beads are endowed with cosmic powers to elevate the soul and assist on the path of ascension. It is believed that the Rudraksha contains the secrets of the entire evolution of the cosmos within it. They are known to increase clarity and general awareness, calm the central nervous system, help quiet the mind, free negative thought, increase immunity, energy and stamina while providing rejuvenating qualities.
Rosewood is associated with the heart chakra, rosewood is a compassionate and healing feminine energy; that doesn’t mean that it’s only for women! It just means it helps to accent the innate qualities of compassion and love within an individual. The feminine grace is enhanced when wearing rosewood, and intuitive health is also given a boost. Rosewood helps to clear the negative energy preventing you from healing yourself. Rosewood has been used for a VERY long time in the treatment of ailments, both physical and spiritual. But its primary use is its scent and calming effects. Wearing jewellery- particularly in a necklace worn around the neck so you can smell it frequently- can produce calming effects throughout the entire day.
Rutilated quartz, is a type of quartz with needlelike rutile embedded in it. The rutile needles can be reddish, which is what rutile means in Latin, or they may be golden, silvery, or on very rare occasions, greenish. Rutilated quartz is reputed to be an energising stone that helps get energy moving on all levels. Intuitive sources say that it assists with mental focus. It is also said to attract love and stabilise relationships. Rutilated quartz is said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically. Rutilated Quartz has been used by some practitioners as a meditation crystal. The uses are primarily for efforts in which the desire is to improve one’s state of happiness, and excitement at the joy life can bring.
Scolecite is a stone of connections, patterns, and peace. It has energy for helping to see patterns of information, make connections, network, and collect patterns together. With this gentle but powerful energy, these things are brought to bear: growing and improving relationships; understanding, stabilising and improving organisations and groups; networking with people. Scolecite can also assist with understanding the root of a problem or issue or challenge so that it can be worked with and overcome successfully. This energy can help take control of life so that what you want can be manifested. The peace energies of scolecite are far-reaching and can help one learn gentleness, inner peace, living from the heart with peace and lack of fear.
Selenite is a stone of mental clarity. This clarity enhances mental flexibility and enables strong decision-making abilities. It can affect everyday life as full mental clarity into play to lesson confusion and mental disorientation. Selenite is also a stone of truth and honesty. This promotes good business practices as well as honesty in other types of relationships. Selenite is associated with moon energies and therefore is wonderful in creative endeavours or when working to create.
Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them into positive energy. Smoky quartz enhances survival instincts and can help one reach personal and business goals. It is also used in assisting in making wishes come true by grounding their essence in reality. Thus, it is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck. Smoky quartz is beneficial mentally in several ways. It fosters cooperation in groups and supports their efforts energetically. It engenders creativity by bringing the same energies of grounding the creative process, in reality, to bring imaginative efforts to fulfilment. Smoky quartz also works energetically to assist in prioritising needs and wants and brings wisdom to everyday life.
Tiger’s Eye is a stone of protection that is also very stabilising and grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, self-confidence, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger’s eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion.
Titanium Quartz will help ground, balance, and centre you. It will give insight, energy, excitement, compassion, and joy. Titanium Quartz is effective in quieting the mind, relaxing the body, and tuning out the rest of the world. And once you go into deep meditation, you will be able to experience spiritual attunement. Titanium Aura Quartz will help you deal with stressful situations or toxic people in your life. It will strengthen your ability to work through your struggles and settle conflicts with hope and enthusiasm. It will help you find your true path by guiding you in your career decisions. It will put people in your life that can help you get your foot in the door — people who will give you opportunities and help you achieve your career breakthroughs. Titanium Aura Quartz is a highly energizing crystal that will give life and energy to your career or financial pursuits. You will experience a surge of inspiration and determination to succeed in your plans.
Tourmalated Quartz, also known as tourmaline in quartz, is an excellent protective stone and brings balance and inner strength. It deflects and grounds negativity, and reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. If you have ever wished for a physic vacuum cleaner to return your energy field to its unpolluted state then look no further than Tourmalated Quartz. This crystal also helps to promote clear thinking and can envelop you in a “bubble of light”, helping to screen out negativity.
Turquoise carries energies that will help you live your life with truth, pride, and integrity. Turquoise will enhance your spirituality by opening your heart and clearing your thoughts. It will act as a spiritual balm to your heart and mind, which has been deeply affected by emotional wounds and emotional stress. Turquoise is a purification stone. It will effectively dispel negative energies and protect you against pollutants or negative outside influences. Ancient cultures regarded Turquoise as a highly sacred stone because its energies are centred on protection, power, and luck. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. If given turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship and also brings peace to the home. This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.
African Turquoise is a stone that brings encouragement for growth and helps open our minds to new possibilities. It is a stone that brings structure, balance and prosperity where it is due. African Turquoise is a stone that hands over a key to a new life with its offerings. This is a stone that awakens the soul to its intended purpose, encouraging the being to make a positive impression while gaining and giving positive wisdom.