Properties of Stones and Crystals
Dissipates restlessness, anxiety & moodiness.
Energy of purity. Promotes vitality.
Called adularia in mineralogical terms. A variety of mineral feldspar
that has a soft, pearly luster. Highest grade is white and/or has a
rainbow iridescence. Lower grades are grey, brown, yellow, peach, or
orange and have opalescence or schiller (twinkling). A female stone
good for all women going through transitional stages. Commonly used
for period pains. Makes conscious the unconscious and promotes intuition
and empathy. Promotes lucid dreaming, especially at the full moon. Enhances
psychic abilities and helps develop clairvoyance, worn as a pendent
it encourages you to accept your psychic gifts. Balances male and female
energies, perfect antidote for the excessively macho man or the overly
aggressive female. Opens the mind to sudden impulses, serendipity and
synchronically, care should be taken that it does not induce illusions.
Placed under the pillow it will allow for a more peaceful sleep, and
is often used as a cure for insomnia, along with amethyst. Moonstone
is also used as a stand in for pearl, when pearl is not available.
Black Associated with the dark moon time of the month, brings
hidden info to light. Associated with the darker aspects of the goddess.
Helps one to look within and face your shadow self.
enhanced, refined, high vibrational stone, activation. Creates a gateway
to exceedingly high levels of consciousness and mult-dimentions. Enables
you to have a foot in both worlds with no duality or conflict and complete
clarity of awareness.
Peach or Apricot Wonderful stone of soothing, feminine energy.
Calming yet also brightens the emotions and helps to improve the wearer's
self-image. It reminds us of our own worth and divinity. Invokes sensuality
and gentle passion. The color reminds of the enchanted feeling when
the full moon is huge, orange and low on the horizon.
- also known as spectrolite, has a rainbow iridescence. It carries vibration
of cosmic light, brings spiritual healing, helps to see the unseen,
intuitively read symbols. May leave sensitive people feeling psychically
or emotionally overwhelmed. Powerfully attuned to the phases of the
moon, might be too much to wear at the full moon.
Silver Grey Invokes the reflective, intuitive power and Goddess
energy of the waning moon. Eases frustrations and lends a greater ability
ability to flow and move in harmony natural tides of life.
I have used many
sources to obtain stone property info and also rely on my own experiences.
On occasion I have found
the same info from more than one source.
Here is a list of books and
web sites I have used:
Crystal, Gem &
by Scott Cunningham
The Crystal Bible
by Judy Hall
The Crystal Bible 2
by Judy Hall
The Essential Guide to
by Simon & Sue Lilly
Body Mind Spirit
Rock of the Month
Formed when lava is quickly cooled. Works extremely fast
and with great power (due to the fact that it cooled so quickly it had
no time to crystallize) Nothing can be hidden from obsidian. Helps us
to grow. Deep soul healing. Strongly protective, forming a shield against
negativity. Blocks psychic attacks and removes negative spiritual influences.
If placed by bed or under a pillow can draw out mental stress and tension,
may have a calming effect but can also bring up the reason for that
stress. Since it is so effective in soaking up negative energies, it
must be cleaned under running water often. Stimulates growth on all
levels, urges exploration of the unknown, opening new horizons. Brings
purification, transformation, inner growth, fulfillment, metamorphoses,
manifestation, introspection, practicality, psychic ability and the
correct use of inner power. This stone exposes our rationalizations
and illusions about ourselves. Powerful and creative, grounds the soul
and spiritual forces into the physical plane. Self control. Reverses
previous misuse of power and addresses power issues on all levels teaching
to be empowered for the good of all.
According to my research, Apache Tear is a
certain type of obsidian. Apache Tears are translucent when held to
the light. If you cannot see through it then it is obsidian.
Excellent grounding and protective stone. Can assist in finding the
hidden factors around situations so that the right action can be taken.
It inhibits or slows down the development of negative energies and can
additionally remove energy blockages. Provides us with inner strength
in times of need and is said to reduce tension. Whatever it is that
you dedicate your life to, or whatever you aspire to, Mahogany Obsidian
can add vitality to your life and help you to better achieve your aims.
Gentler energy than black, grounds and protects, gives strength in time
of need, vitalizes purpose, eliminates energy blockages and stimulates
growth on all levels. Stabilizing stone that strengthens a weak aura
and restores the correct spin to the sacral and solar plexus chakras.
Worn on the body, relives pain and improves circulation. promotes acceptance
of our sensuality and sexuality . Decision making.
Gentler energies but strong protective properties. Teaches
you about your spiritual nature. Worn as a pendent absorbs negative
energy from the aura and draws off stress from the body.
This effect happens when light hits the obsidian, showing a gold
or silver effect within the stone. It may be a while before I can
get a good picture of this effect.
Obsidian, Gold or Silver Sheen
Gold sheen increases self-control and is useful for habit-breaking.
particularly effective for scrying. Clears negative energy. Aligns one
to their goals, provides direction in life.
Silver sheen enhances mediation, perfect for
crystal gazing, brings advantages throughout life, patience, perseverance.
Elimates feelings of futility and ego conflict which allows you to follow
your spiritual path.
Black obsidian with white "snowflakes". A very
powerful healing stone that absorbs negativity and offers protection
for sensitive people. Provides balance for the body, mind and spirit.
It is a stone of purity, bringing balance to mind, body and spirit.
Keeps us balanced during times of change. This stone releases many pent
up feelings, use rose quartz after working with it to help relieve the
feelings this stone can unearth.
Onyx is actually a layered type of agate made of quartz,
chalcedony, and opal. What is labeled as black onyx is either the part
of the stone that is completely black or has only a little white banding.
Most black onyx that is commercially available today is color enhanced
(heated and dyed) to increase it's depth of color, although this process
does not decrease it's value in any manner.
A grounding stone that is valuable in difficult or confusing
times. Enhances self control, steadfastness and determination. Sets
ones mind to a task. Extremely helpful to people to who are in the process
of "letting go" or releasing past attachments. Helps banish
Since antiquity, onyx has been known to be used as protection
against black magic, as well as defensive magic when negativity is directed
Arizona petrified wood
Petrified wood can assist anyone who is feeling stuck
or experiencing being frozen in time. Helps to create balance and offers
a foundation from which to launch new goals or undertake a different
path. A wonderful grounding stone. It helps calm scattered energies.
Particularly useful in calming survival-based fears, as it assists one
in accessing their practical side for answers, then offering a feelings
of safety and security. A stone of business success, and a good stone
for general protection. It also offers "gentle hours in the day",
to assist one in keeping pace with the day, keeping the hours from neither
hurrying by or moving to slow...you are therefore moving forward in
a good and steady way. Helps one feel that all will be right, and to
be connected to their spirit in such a way that ones knows that time
is not really what it appears, and that there is no such real thing
as time...just forever.
During a crisis, a piece of Petrified Wood will give
you strength and support, providing insight into cause and effect. You
will remember lessons, avoiding repetitive mistakes. Helps you forget
petty worries, so that no thought or action is useless. Excellent gem
for leaders. It has endured the ravaging changes of time and become
stronger, as will you if you ask for its help in your leadership role.
Longevity, past life regression, healing, protection
Clear Quartz aka Ice Quartz, Crystal Quartz
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Milky Quartz aka Snow Quartz Go
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Rose Quartz Go
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Smoky Quartz Go
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Quartz, Tourmalinated Go
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Rhodonite with Pyrite
An aid to the heart, promotes friendship and goodwill.
Emotional balancer that nurtures love and encourages the brotherhood
of humanity. Has the ability to show both sides of an issue. Stimulates,
clears and activates the heart and heart chakra. Grounds energy, balances
yin and yang, aids in achieving ones highest potential. Enhances
mantra based meditation, aligning the soul more closely to the vibration.
First aid stone that heals emotional shock and panic, lending
supportive energy to the soul during the process. Extremely beneficial
in cases of emotional self destruction, codependency and abuse. Clears
away emotional wounds and scars from the past, brings up painful emotions
such as festering resentment or anger and transmutes it. Helps you to
recognize that revenge is self destructive and promotes remaining calm
in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds up confidence and alleviates
Rhodonite with Pyrite - combines
the properties of each
A conducting and energizing stone. Fosters intelligence,
logic, and creativity. Encourages communication between the conscious
and subconscious minds and in between the left and right hemispheres
of the brain. It promotes psychic development, memory and optimism.
It allows one to unfold their unique talents and abilities. Excellent
energy shield, blocks out negative energy and pollutants at all levels.
Positive stone, overcomes inertia and feelings of inadequacy, facilitates
tapping into abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas.
Ruby in Zoisite
Ruby crystals embedded in green zoisite. Amplifies the
entire energy field of the body, which helps us to realize and reach
our potential. The combination of ruby zoisite has been seen as magical.
Very powerful gemstone for psychic abilities. Can be used for channeling
spirits. In Asian countries it was used by healers for diagnostic healing.
It is a creative gemstone and is very helpful to bring out creative
energies. Because zoisite has stabilizing qualities this helps the person
to realize their own ideas and innate creativity. On its own ruby is
associated with passion and can bring anger to the surface. But teamed
with zoisite, because of its cooling and stabilizing qualities, softens
the ruby's qualities. The colour red in correlation to the chakras applies
to creativity and sexuality. The colour green relates to healing, balancing,
and abundance. Because of this mix ruby zoisite is great for when passion
seems overwhelming. Great for mending broken hearts and helping to calm
obsessive feelings towards another person. Used in treatment of heart,
spleen, pancreas and lung disorders and also helps toxins and chemicals
to exit the body quickly.
Side note: Zoisite was only discovered in the 19th
C. It was named after Barn von Zois who discovered it in Austria. It
was made famous by Tiffany Jewelers after which it has become a highly
sought after gemstone. Ruby in Zoisite is zoisite with ruby inclusions.
A blend of sard and onyx and therefore has the straight
white bands of onyx and the brownish red color of sard. Strength and
protection. Invokes integrity and virtuous conduct, the search for meaningful
existence. Brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships,
attracts friends and good fortune. Can be girded around the house and
garden to prevent crime. Supplements willpower and strengthens character,
increases stamina, vigor and self control. Alleviates depression and
overcomes hesitancy. Improves perception, aids processing of information.
Alleviates fear, Calms and clears the mind. Enhances
communication. Unites logic with intuition, opens spiritual perception.
Deepens meditation. Instills a drive for truth and urge toward idealism,
to be true to yourself and stand up for beliefs. Clears electromagnet
pollution and can be placed on computer to block their emanations. Helpful
for people who are sensitive sick buildings or electromagnetic smog.
Useful for group work as it brings harmony and solidarity of purpose,
stimulates trust and companionship between members of the group, encouraging
interdepence. Eliminates mental confusion and intellectual bondage,
encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, intuitive perception,
and the verbalization of feelings. Calms the mind, allowing new information
to be received. Stimulates the release of old mental conditioning and
rigid mind sets, creating space to put new insights in practice. Brings
emotional balance, calms panic attacks. Transforms defensive or oversensitive
personality, releasing core fears, phobias and guilt that hold you back
from being who you truly are. Enhances self esteem, self acceptance,
True sodalite will be dark blue with white lines running
through it. Denim Lapis is sometimes sold as sodalite.
Gold/Yellow Tiger Eye
Blue Tiger Eye
Red Tiger Eye
earth energy with energy of the sun to create a high vibrational state
that is nevertheless grounded, drawing the spiritual energies to earth.
Placed on third eye it enhances psychic ability and balances the lower
chakras, stiumlating the rise of kundalini energy. Beneficial to the
digestive system. Inspires you to be brave. Stone of protection that
is also very grounding. Traditionally carried to guard against ill wishing
and curses. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality, and correct
use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity,
often in the form of money. Especially protective during travel. It
can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger's eye brings a
special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power.
Placed on navel chakra it is excellent for people who are spaced out
or uncommitted. Balances yin yang and energizes the emotional body,
alleviates depression, and lifts moods. Aids night vision. Aids in paying
attention to detail, taking action from a place of reason rather than
emotion, excellent companion for tests and important meetings
The gold tiger eye I sell has some hemitite bands
calming and releases stress, aids the overanxious, quick tempered, and
phobic. Grounding and protection. In healing blue slows the metabolism,
cools an overactive sex drive, and dissolves sexual frustrations.
Red is stimulation,
overcomes lethargy, provides motivtion, healing, it speeds up metabolism,
and increases low sex drive. Grounding and protection.
Gold tiger eye is heated to create red tiger eye.
Tiger Iron consists of red jasper, hematite, and gold
tigers eye. Without the tiger's eye, it is jaspilite.
Vitality, helps with change. Helpful for people who
are deeply exhausted at any level, especially emotional or mental burn
out or family stress. Creative and artistic, brings out inherent talents.
Tourmaline, BlackTourmaline, (Schorl)
Associated with the root or base chakra. Excellent for
grounding excess energy. It is a well known as a purifying stone that
deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective.
Can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment.
Often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels
of awareness. Black tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting
one from black magic, and is often said to return the negative spell
to the sender. Black tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation
energy from TV's and computer monitors. Emotionally, black tourmaline
is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing
emotional stability. Promotes a laid back attitude and objective neutrality
with clear rational thought process. Encourages a positive attitude
no matter what the circumstances and stimulates practical creativity.
Physically, black tourmaline can strengthen the immune system, help
with heart disease, arthritis, and gout. Place point out from the body
to draw off negative energy.
Tourmaline, Green (aka Verdelite)
Excellent healer and helpful for visualization. Opens
heart chakra, promotes compassion, tenderness, patience and sense of
belonging. Brings balance and joy in life. Transforms negative to positive,
dispels fears. Promotes openness and patience. Rejuvenates and inspires
creativity. Helps one to see all possible solutions and select most
constructive. Magnetizes the wearer to prosperity and abundance. Facilitates
study of herbalism and enhances application of remedies, has the power
to heal plants. Aids sleep and quiets the mind.
Other colors of Tourmaline:
Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite) Activates
throat and third eye chakra. Stimulates the urge for spiritual freedom
and clarity of self expression. Aids psychic awareness, promotes visions
and opens the way for service to others, encouraging fidelity, ethics,
tolerance and a love of truth. Carries ray of peace and dissolves sadness
and blocked feelings, assists in developing an inner sense of responsibility.
Promotes living in harmony with the environment. Excellent for healers
as it prevents negativity from sticking. Helps overcome speech impediments.
Brown (Dravide) Excellent grounding
stone, clearing and opening earth chakra and grounding cord holding
the physical body in carnation. Clears the aura, aligns the etheric
body and protects it. Encourages community spirit and social commitment.
Makes one feel comfortable in a large group. Helps dysfunctional family
relationships and strengthens empathy.
Colorless (Achroite) Synthesizes
other colors and opens the crown chakra. Aligns the meridians of the
physical and etheric bodies.
(Elbaite) Contains all colors, brings mind, body, spirit and soul
into wholeness. Excellent for imagery and promoting dreams, inspiring
creativity and enhanced imagination, provides a gateway into the inner
self and higher spiritual realms.
Pink An aphrodisiac that attracts
love, providing assurance that it is safe to love. Inspires trust in
love and confirms the necessity to love yourself before you can be loved
by another. Assists in sharing physical pleasure. Disperses emotional
pain and old destructive feelings through the heart chakra which it
cleanses. Synthesizes love with spirituality. Promotes peace and relaxation,
connects to wisdom and compassion and stimulates receptivity to healing
Purple Violet Stimulates healing
of the heart and produces loving consciousness. Connects the base and
heart chakras, increasing devotion and loving aspiration. Stimulates
creativity and intuition. Strips away illusion. Reduces depression and
releases obsessional thoughts.
Red (Rubellite) Strengthens the
ability to understand love, promotes tactfulness and flexibility, sociability
and extroversion, balancing too much aggression or overpassivity. Heals
and energizes the sacral chakra and increases creativity on all levels.
Stamina and endurance. Vitality to the physical body and detoxifies.
Heals the heart. Stimulates blood circulation, repairs veins.
Watermelon The super
activator of the heart chakra, linking it to the higher self and fostering
love, tenderness and friendship. Instills patience and teaches tact
and diplomacy. Alleviating depression and fear, promotes inner security.
Assists in understanding situations and expressing intentions clearly.
Treats emotional dysfunction and releases old pain. Beneficial for relationships
and helps find the joy in situations.
Helps balance the emotional body. In illness it can help
your intuition guide you to a possible deep underlying cause. Stone
of vision. Place on third eye opens and promotes visualization and psychic
vision. Provides grounding when needed and useful after meditation or
psychic work. Placed in the environment, either a large piece or several
smaller, brings calm gentle energy and can negate effects of electromagnetic
pollution from tv sets if set on top or close by. Faciliates rebirthing,
bringing light and integrating insights from the past about the cause
of blockages and gently releasing conditions that inhibit spiritual
and psychological growth. Helpful in past life healing. Works on the
heart center, relieving grief - for loss of idea, dream, or goal. Connects
base and heart chakra allowing you to move forward from your heart,
removes blocks you put in your own way, helping you to let go of trapped
emotions. Balances yin and yang energy.