Amazonite Soothe the spirit and calms the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected. It tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance. It inspires one to listen to and integrate all aspects of one’s self. Freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space. Rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels.
Onyx grounds and stabilizes the emotional body, bringing strength in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of tremendous mental or physical stress. It calms nervousness, quells anxiety and fear, soothes tempers and restores rational thinking and self-control. It emanates the energy of self-mastery, imparting self-confidence, focus, ease in one’s surrounding, and the gift of wise decision making. It lets flighty personalities move into a more stable way of life, and helps one explore new ideas. It can be called upon to banish grief and release pain from physical or emotional wounds, and to draw in happiness and good fortune. Onyx honours Hecate, the Thracian Goddess of Wisdom.
Amethyst is a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thoughts into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of focus and success.
Aquamarine is useful for moving through transition and change, its cleansing energy removing resistance and helping one overcome fear of the unknown. It helps not only in the release of emotional baggage, but the clearing out of physical items and clutter. Aquamarine is perhaps the strongest stone for clearing and activating the Throat Chakra. It stimulates energy from the heart to the throat, allowing one's deepest and heartfelt truth to be communicated. Aquamarine is a Water element stone,powerful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication. Its gentle energy brings emotional patterns to the surface and assists in understanding the reason for holding onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting forward motion. By consciously releasing these patterns, it allows for better relationships, love and compassion. Honors Kupala, the Slavonic Water Goddess.
Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.Its name comes from a Latin word meaning ``flesh.`` It is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian ``the setting sun.`` In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive female energies, and associated it with the fertile menstrual blood of the mother goddess, Isis. In its red, red-orange to reddish brown shades, they considered it the active male energy stone, recognized by its glowing vibrant color. Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire.
Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras 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. It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, and success. Citrine is useful in meditation to open the doors to inner thought. It allows the flow of the Universal Life Force and promotes an easy transition into the meditative state. It enhances physical stamina, and energy, supports the endocrine system, and encourages proper metabolism. Helping you to see things in a different light, it adds clarity, waking things up and adding zest, optimism, and meaning to your life and relationships. Citrine honor Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth. Is the traditional birthstone for November.
Clear Quartz is the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom for healing, meditation, expansion of consciousness, communication with guides, past-life recall, attracting love or prosperity, or virtually any purpose. It brings strength and clarity to the intellect, aiding concentration and memory retention, and filtering out distractions. It is conducive to sleep, helping one to understand the messages and lessons conveyed during the dream state. Clear Quartz is a master healer crystal, and may be used for any
Fluorite carries a calm, stable frequency that brings order to chaos, and scattered discordant energies into harmony. Fluorite supports spirituality focus and concentration, and balance in all aspects of one’s life. It represents the highest state of mental achievement, boosting aptitude and discernment, the absorption of new information, and helping one work through complex issues. Its energy stimulates the electrical charge of brain cells, drawing in more life force (prana) as it encourages both hemispheres to work harmoniously together in balance. Expanding the consciousness, it advances the mind to greater mental, spiritual and psychic awareness. It stirs creativity and provides a limitless range of avenues for exploration. It is a stone of protection, thought to become more protective the longer it is used, and is an ideal “Dream Crystal,” defending one from evil spirits and bad dreams.
Worn to expand one’s awareness and enhance one’s eternal fire. Garnet is a stone of health, extracting negative energy from the chakras, and transmuting the energy to a beneficial state. It has been used to reduce body toxins, purify vital organs and blood, and assists in assimilation of vitamins and minerals. It provides a protective and calming influence during use and is thought to heal depression, and bring courage and hope into critical situations. Garnet balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate, and can inspire love and balance the sex drive. Garnet is considered a lucky stone, for love, success, and for business relationships. It helps you let go of old behavior patterns and boosts self- confidence. All Garnets honor Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War, and is the traditional birthstone of those born in January. It has been worn for centuries as a protective and powerful talisman.
Green Jade is a crystal of love. It is supportive of new love, and increases trustworthiness and fidelity. Green Jade is an abundance stone, representing the flow of Divine energy into the reality of one's life. It brings luck, good fortune, harmony and happiness in business and family relationships, as well material abundance. It is a reminder to smell the flowers, touch the ones you love, and share your heart with others.Jade is a powerful cleansing stone, enhancing the body's filtration and elimination organs. It is excellent for treating the kidneys, spleen and adrenal glands, removing toxins and balancing the fluids. It relinquishes self-imposed limitations and assists in cherishing one's ideals and desires, facilitating the ambition and building of those thoughts into physical reality. It provides confidence and self- reliance and self-sufficiency. Jade honors Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Compassion, unconditional love.
Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. A Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakenings one’s own inner spirit, intuition, and psychic ability. The most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, it creates a shielding force throughout the aura. It protects against negativity, misfortunes and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness. It is beneficial to the lungs, and may assist with respiratory problems, bronchitis and colds. It assists in digestion, regulation, and metabolism. It Honors Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge. She is the guardian of spiritual transformation.
Lapis is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory. A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. Wear it for all forms of deep communication. It is also astone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish disease or repressed anger, and allows self-expression without holding back or compromising. It provides an awareness of one's motivations and beliefs, and gives a clearer perspective of one's whole life. It reveals not only one's limitations, but the opportunities for growth and to utilize one's gifts and abilities.
Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Only within its reflected light can we begin to understand what it has to teach us. Moonstone is a talisman of the inward journey, taking one deep into the self to retrieve what is missing. As an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom it acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Its energy is balancing and healing, assisting in the mastery of emotions by bringing them under the control of Higher Will, rather than expressing or repressing them. It also helps identify emotional patterns that are stored in the subconscious, and serves as a guardian to contain explosive passions, and to stimulate confidence and composure.
Legends of the Australian aborigines say the Creator came down to Earth on a rainbow in order to bring the message of peace to all humankind. At the very spot where his foot touched the ground, the stones came alive and began to sparkle in all the colors of the rainbow, and this was the birth of Opals. The Arabian nomads believed Opals were magic stones sent from heaven, infused with lightning, and fell from the sky during thunderstorms. Some considered them to be “anchors of hope,” and in Greek mythology, Opals were believed to be Zeus’ tears of joy after the victory over the Titans. It facilitates the letting go of negative behaviors and soothes the emotional body, helping one feel more in control. It assists one in becoming more positive and loving, more creative and spontaneous. Known as a “stone of happy dreams and changes,” Opal brings happiness from the understanding that one has unlimited potential and is inherently perfect, and that change comes with situations and actions that allow one’s aspirations to rise.
It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others. It comforts and heals wounds the heart has suffered. It dissolves the sorrows, worries, fears and resentments suppressing the heart's ability to give and receive love, and replaces it with healing, comfort and inner nourishment. A deep sense of personal fulfillment and energy forms a new foundation where inner peace and contentment can become a personal reality. Rose Quartz honors Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty (also called Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love), and is known for her beauty and passion.
Tiger’s Eye is a most ancient talisman, mysterious and powerful, revered as an “all-seeing all-knowing eye,” thought to grant a wearer the ability to observe everything. Chosen by the Egyptians for the eyes in their deity statues to express divine vision, and was believed to provide protection. Linked to the magical tiger, the king of beasts in Eastern mythology, Tiger’s Eye portrayed courage, integrity and right use of power. It has been highly regarded throughout history as a stone of prosperity and good fortune, protecting one’s resources and reflecting back malice or threats from others. It teaches balance between extremes, moving one out of the world of duality and provides an understanding of the underlying unity behind apparent opposites. It supports necessary change in all aspects of one’s life, strengthening the will and clarity of intention in order to manifest at the highest level. It inspires creativity and utilizing one’s talents and abilities.
Turquoise is a great stone to reduce anxiety, tensions, stress and anger, it is gentle, soothing and calms the energy around you. Turquoise is associated the throat chakra and communication. It is also good at encouraging emotional expression and it can help in the elimination of pain, and defuse stress and anger. Think of turquoise as being like your most simple, warm friend, it’s uncomplicated soothing energy makes you feel calm and hugged. Turquoise Howlite is believed to eliminate rage and help calm violent or uncontrolled anger. Physically, it is believed to be good for teeth and bones. Many find it very calming, and it is sometimes recommended as an aid for sleep. It has an “inner-outer” quality that encourages communication on many levels, including higher communication, as well as non-violent communication, in which case it allows us to see the other person’s point of view and approach discussion with a calm, clear head.