Properties: Apatite is a great stone for encouraging inspiration. It is the stone used for humanitarian efforts and attitudes. It gives us insight into our own humility, our appreciation and desire toward service for mankind as well as, helps us to access information.
Apatite allows us to connect between past and future, the conscious and unconscious and the psychic and intuitive centers. Blue apatite is used especially to heal and stimulate the Throat Chakra, the kidney point for self-expression, teaching, healing, and verbally expressing yourself. Purple apatite is used especially to heal and stimulate the Third Eye Chakra for intuition, psychic insight and stimulation of the pineal gland. Yellow apatite is used primarily for the Solar Plexus Chakra for assimilation, creative spark as well as, intuitive awakening. Apatite is famous for deepening meditation.
Folk Remedies: Since apatite has very high concentrations of minerals as well as trace minerals, it is often used for bone, joint and degenerative ailments such as arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis. The high calcium content strengthens bones, muscles and helps with mineral assimilation. The stone is used for issues with the mouth, throat, thyroid, high blood pressure, and especially stuttering. It is a cooling stone used for stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys. Therefore it is good for indigestion, weight loss and appetite disturbances either excess or deficient. Helpful for reducing hunger or improving hunger, as it is believed the stone senses the bodies' needs. Helpful for children coping during their growth years as apatite benefits muscle tissue and general motor skills. Promotes calcium absorption. Eases hypertension and restores clear thought. Yellow apatite is helpful for lifting depression and helping with chronic fatigue.
Feng Shui: Apatite is used primarily anywhere to help bring inspiration. Consider using this stone in the Center for balance, health and grounding, in the West for children and in the East for community and family.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: Apatite Ca5[(F,OH, Cl)(PO4)3] belongs to the family of phosphate minerals and is believed to have very high concentrations of the minerals as well as trace minerals. This stone has been found in dark blue, purple, white, yellow, green, orange, brown and clear. This stone forms in transparent, translucent, and/or opaque forms. The crystal form is hexagonal and often glassy in appearance. The word for this stone derives from the Greek word "apatao" meaning "I am mistaken" as it has easily been confused with half a dozen other minerals over the centuries. It is most commonly confused with fluorite, beryl and aquamarine.
Found all over North America as well as in Mexico, Norway, USSR and Sri Lanka. Apatite is a mineral still in its embryonic stage as a healer.
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Apophyllite is the stone of peace and spirituality. It's clarity resonates like the toll of a bell on a crisp winter's night. Looking like "frozen water" apophyllite is a very useful stone for meditation, as it helps us to clear away sabotaging thoughts as it calms apprehension by overcoming stess, worry and anxiety as it releases suppressed emotions. This crystal relieves mental blockage along with negative thought patterns, helping uncertainties to be tolerated. A famous stone for connecting with angels, attuning to our higher spiritual selves and assisting in astral travel. Apophyllite resonates with both the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra. Opening the Third Eye, this stone enhances clairvoyance and intuitive thoughts. It affirms the clarity of our visions and brings forth truth from the subconscious mind. Elevating the Crown Chakra, apophyllite helps enlighten our connection to the Universal energies of will, action and knowledge. Apophyllite helps us to remain conscious and connected as we mentally travel the planes of unconscious thought. Helps one connect to spirit and act in truth.
Worth mentioning, are the vibrant colors, this stone can produce in nature. It has been discovered in blue, green, brown, yellow, pink and violet. Green heals and brings joyous openness to the heart Chakra as it opens the Third Eye and Crown Chakra.
Mirror Apophylite has the additional reflective qualities of being able to receive back what intentions are sent into the "mirror' of this stone. It has been used for centuries in India in the "art of gazing". One Mirror Apophylite is usually passed down from generation to generation. It is often called upon to reflect doings from the past to its user, in order to see both the good and the bad aspects of a families' past. Allowing the gazer to be aware of and work on improving the deficiencies from within. It provides a clear and absolute connection between the physical bodies and the astral bodies of its user. Mirror Apophylite is an extremely powerful crystal and will also enrich the users' intuitive capacities by stimulating the Third Eye Chakra.
Folk Remedies: This stone has been used for centuries in Tibetan, Ayurvedic and India's medicine systems for such remedies as allergies, asthma, breathing, soothing tired eyes, fatigue, feet, mental clarity and skin issues. It is a healing stone that is also used for long distance healing.
Feng Shui: This stone can be used in the Northeast for self-cultivation, knowledge and wisdom. Also use in the Center area for health, balance and centeredness.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 7
History: Apophyllite (K,Na)Ca4Si8O20(F,OH)8H2O are prismatic, tabular, masses usually white, colorless but also blue, green, brown, yellow, pink and violet. There Tetragonal structure is orthorhombic in nature, as the crystal's name refers to a specific group of phyllosilicates (a class of minerals). The name apophyllite is derived from the Greek word "apophylliso", meaning "it flakes off", a reference to this class's tendency to flake apart when heated, due to water loss.
Properties: Clear quartz with metallic light blue tint from electrical infusion of gold (amplifies quartz conductivity). Created by treating crystals of natural quartz with an infusion of pure gold. Quartz is placed in
a pressurized chamber at high temperature and exposed to pure vaporized gold. The resulting bond creates the rich blue color called Aqua Aura. This is truly a `master' vibrational crystal, as with all energies the conscious use of this energy towards enlightenment is always the prime goal. Aqua Aura Quartz has an energy that can enhance one's intuition and communication, calm one's nerves, and energize one's
mental abilities. It is also said to help one's inner beauty to shine, and to attract wealth and success.
Aqua Aura can work as a shield from psychic or psychological attack.Intrusion from outside sources are quickly dissipated by transmutation into pure loving energy, which can work in a healing process which caused the attack. Aqua aura will help you find your own space again. The aqua aura quartz crystal will bring wisdom to
expressive communication, encouraging peace and guard against opposing energies. Aqua aura quartz is even more shielding than an aquamarine crystal, because its gold inclusion.
Folk Remedies: It increases the ability to send energy & alter consciousness for meditation, telepathy, healing. Opens/clears throat. The aqua aura crystal can help with the thymus gland, located between the heart and throat under the sternum, which is now known to play a vital part in maintaining the body's immunity against all diseases. It will cool fevers and bring calm to the aura, allowing for a flowing peaceful energy. This crystal also works very well with any kind of facial work due to it overall healing
energies of the upper chakras, most notably.
Feng Shui: Aqua Aura is used primarily anywhere to help bring enlightenment. Consider using this stone in the Center for balance, health and grounding, or in the Northeast for knowledge and wisdom.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8
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Properties: This stone has the calming, soothing energy of the sea. This is the stone of courage. Tranquilizing, uplifting, openness, innocence, lightheartedness, creativity, communication, self-awareness, confidence, purpose. Throat, Spleen, Heart Chakra. Used for protection on journeys, especially those who travel on water. Affects etheric and mental levels. Helps stabilize and harmonize unsettled surroundings. Helps reduce fears. Has an affinity with sensitive and mystical people. Increases creativity and sharpens intuition. Excellent stone for meditation. Helps one attune to nature. Quiets the mind and reduces stress. Helps bring about a tolerance toward others. Recommended as a purifier of the throat and helps sore throats. Clears blocked communication and aids the user in verbal expression. This stone allows us to find our individually and be ourselves. It is helpful to those who wear it, in regards to finding love, promoting fidelity and smoothing out differences between others.
Folk Remedies: A great stone for stress relief. This crystal is used to strengthen the immune system, thymus, lymphnodes, Filters out unnecessary information to the brain. Calms the nerves. Clarifies perception and strengthens the body's cleansing organs such as the liver, spleen, thyroid, and kidneys. Helps the eyes, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth, throat, mouth and ears. This is a very important stone for the Thymus. Releases anxiety, fear, restlessness, peaceful stillness. Allows for better breathing with allergies. This is good stone when recovering from and illness.
Feng Shui: Used in the Southwest (relationship, love) and in negative directions (courage, protection).
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8
History: A beryl stone, (Be3Al2Si6O18) Found in the US, Mexico, USSR, Brazil, and India. Has a soothing influence. This stone is usually clear light blue, blue-green. The stone also occurs in a golden yellow color. It is a good stone for teachers, counselors, chiropractors, genetic engineers, lecturers, and massage, reiki and crystal therapy practitioners. Was given to sailors as protection against drowning and for courage in battle. Used to symbolize the moon due to its connection to the Earth's tides.
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Properties: Atlantisite is a combination of two powerful minerals, which take on the metaphysical properties of both green serpentine and stichtite. It also includes chromite and magnetite. Atlantiste is believed to be a healing stone that stimulates personal power and is an excellent crystal for working on the Solar Plexus Chakra. It enhancing our senses and feeling of security allowing us to establish our "boundaries". It lends a calming and peaceful air to the area in which it is placed. It balances mood swings and making us more aware of our own emotions, promoting inner peace.
This stone is used to stimulate and open the body's meridian pathway and assists the (Qi) energy to rise effortlessly. As this energy comes in contact with the Solar Plexus, it can disperse with conscious direction toward any imbalance. This is how the stone's energy can be of assistance to disorders in all areas of the body. The Solar Plexus is one of the major nerve ganglia, reaching out to the major organs in the body.
This is also how it eventually soothes the heart and lungs. Also, with inclusions of stichtite, the energy of this stone works to attract energy to and activate the heart center and enables expansion of emotional awareness.
Its affinity with the Solar Plexus Chakra assists as a protector from negative energies. Here, encourages empowerment and confidence and therefore promotes thinking with love prior to speaking. Allows more flexibility and openness of opinion and faithfulness in promises. This stone assists us in being gentle with ourselves and with others. The power behind this color is what makes this all possible.
Folk Remedies: Atlantisite is said to be a healing crystal. By empowering the solar plexus, it stimulates the heart and lungs and also helps with kidney and stomach complaints. It is also believed to relax cramps and is helpful with period pains. It is said to help unruly children modify their behavior patterns. Very helpful for those with metabolic syndrome and other metabolic disorders.
Feng Shui: A great feng shui stone, Atlantisite brings a calming peace to the environment in which it resides. Start by using it in the Center area for health and balance. Also consider using this stone in the Prosperity/Wealth area and Family area.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8
History: Atlantisite is a relatively new discovery in the gem and mineral world. It is a unique combination of colors. It includes the yellow-green matrix that holds a purple and green combination of stichtite, only occurring in "Stichtite Hill" a small hilltop in Zeehan, Tasmania, where it is mined exclusively. Tasmanite and Atlantisite are two different types of gem. The tradename Atlantisite was coined by Gerald Pauley and is the registered tradename for the variety of gem which comes from the specific mine in Tasmania. Atlantisite, is not called Tasmanite. Tasmanite comes from a different mine and is of inferior quality to the genuine Atlantisite. Atlantisite is the high grade gem material containing stichtite in serpentine but in the gemstone also has chromite and magnetite. Atlantisite is a stable variety of the gem and is popular in the jewellery industry. Gerald's company distributes the gem for the miners.
The lost city of Atlantis has intriqued the imagination for hundreds of years. The legend of Atlantis has been traced back to Plato, who was the first to write about the lost city. Plato would refer to the story of Atlantis as a moral teaching trying to warn the Greek people not to go the way of materialism, as it could have devastating consequences.
The story of Atlantis has taken sholars, scientists, religious teachers and the curious on journeys all over the world to locate its wherabouts. From Bimini and the Azores, to the Sahara, Thera and Crete, the speculation of the world's greatest super civilization has remained elusive. Atlantis could well have begun in the teaming underwater world off the coastline of Tasmania and its many islands. Off the Tasman Peninsula lies the massive entrance of Cathedral Cave. Off the east coast of Tasmania, at Bicheno, lies odd-shaped openings that are clustered around large granite boulders that lean against other as though to signify a place with a past. Could this be the lost city of Atlantis? Until we know for sure, we can
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Properties: Auralite 23 is considered the "stone of peace and tranquility". Rich in (now what is believed to be) 35 elements making up 17 different minerals, it therefore, can engage all 7 major Chakras as well as, the minor Chakra above the head and below the feet. Bringing about heightened awareness, this stone makes us conscious of how quiet and calm our mind can be, when we let go and allow this to happen. Its multi-layered mineral pattern makes these stones powerful synergist of different energies and a strong emotional healer. I have even heard this stone nicknamed the "soul healer". It is also sold under the name of Auralite Amethyst or the Kindred Spirit Stone. Placed within range of the aura, it can disperse unwanted thought patterns, unnecessary worry, regret and negative energies that affect us emotionally. When placed along the lower spine or Root Chakra, this stone awakens and opens our kundalini energies, allowing it to rise to the Crown in order to release a burst of "serpent-like" power, awareness and understanding. This brings balance to both sides of the nadis. One's life force is said to travel throughout the body in energetic pathways called "nadis". Where the nadis intersect, they form a "Chakra".
Often used as a spiritual healing tool, Auralite ignites the Third Eye increasing our psychic capacity, engaging better sensitivity and providing the spark of intuition to see into a higher plane of consciousness.
It "opens the eye" to insightful truth and visions. Use this stone to connect with angels and spirit guides, assisting with astral travel as well as, lucid dreaming. Use this stone to generate a peaceful, meditative state.
Folk Remedies: Auralite 23 is believed to assist with stabilizing chronic physical conditions within the body. It is thought to regulate our body's vital processes and stimulate regeneration and rejuvenation.
Feng Shui: A great feng shui stone, Auralite 23 brings a calming peace to the environment in which it resides. Start by using it in the Center area for health and balance. Also consider using this stone in the Prosperity/Wealth area and Family area, Career/Lifepath and Knowledge areas.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: Auralite 23 (Si, O, Fe and S) is mainly a constitution of Chevron amethyst and hematite. It comes from the Boreal Forest in Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is believed to be the crash site of several meteorites containing rare metallic ores, which hit the Earth during the Meso-proterozoic age. Over time, these rare metallic ores dissolved, leeching into the earth creating what is now known as auralite. When the stone was recently discovered, it was believed to contain 23 minerals within. Testing by the GIA with x-ray diffraction concluded that there are 35 elements composing 17 different minerals in auralite. These elements are l
Silver (Ag), Gold (Au), Aluminum (Al), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be), Bismuth (Bi), Calcium (Ca), Cadmium (Cd), Cobalt (Co), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Mercury (Hg), Potassium (K), Lanthanum, (La), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Sodium (Na), Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), Lead (Pb), Palladium (Pd), Sulfur (S), Antimony (Sb), Scandium (Sc), Strontium (Sr), Thorium (Th), Titanium (Ti), Thalium (Tl), Uranium (U), Vanadium (V), Tungsten (W), Zinc (Zn) and Zirconium (Zr). Because of its varied content, the stones will vary in color, displaying an assortment of translucent purples, gray, clear/opaque, orange- or reds. Depending on which portion of the forest the stones are found or at what depth, will depend on its combination of colors.
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Properties: Aventurine seems to enable abundance and brings good luck and money, joy, balance and clarity. Universal love, truth and prosperity are traits we can gain by working with Aventurine. This stone is good to have when job interviewing, selling products, or play lotto. This stone helps to stable financial matters, especially when times are tough. Keep it around when paying bills, making business transactions or gambling. It is considered the stone for gamblers. Spiritually, Aventurine protects the heart, enhances creativity and working with spirit guides. Green is the color of healing and Aventurine, as a member of the quartz family, has a concentrated ability to dissolve emotional blockage. It's a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the heart center during Chakra balancing. It helps to balance the emotions, and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful periods. It can also be used in crystal layouts when stress is internalized in the solar plexus area. It is also used with stones which have a seemingly more harsh energy. Aventurine is often referred to as the all-purpose healer. This means not only that it is considered by many to be good for physical disorders, but that it is healing on all levels. It helps us to find solutions to life's problems.
Folk Remedies: Aventurine works with lungs, heart, adrenal glands, calming troubled emotions, and sexual organs. It is known as the "heart healer". Historically also known to draw out heat of fevers, inflammation, nervous system, stress. In your bath water, a soft, soothing stone for general healing. Heals emotional pain/fear/imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra.
Feng Shui: Works in any area or in your life, which needs an emotional lift. It helps with any negative direction where better choices or good luck is needed. Aventurine is associated with the North area related to career and the West area relating to creativity.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: A member of the quartz family, Aventurine, (SiO2) is a green chalcedony that contains small inclusions of one of several shiny minerals which give the stone a glistening effect. The glistening effect of Aventurine is known as aventurescence. The color of the aventurescence depends on the mineral included in the stone. Mica inclusions give the give the stone a yellowish or silverish glitter or sheen. Goethite and Hematite inclusions give the stone a reddish or grayish glitter or sheen. Fuschite inclusions give the stone a greenish sheen. Aventurine may be green, orange, brown, yellow, or gray. Allow though most notably known for its green sparkle, the sunny orange yellow version of this stone is known as sunstone feldspar from the quartz family.
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Properties: This stone is referred to as the stone of the Nameless Light. The name Azeztulite is derived from Azez, an angelic entity or group that is believed to be interdimensional beings, which seem to hover over many major power vortexes on Earth. Azeztulite's vibrations are intended to be received on all levels of our being, from the etheric body throughout the physical organs, and into our cellular structure. It radiates a pleasant feeling of joy and confident serenity. It brings it's higher frequencies down to earth to assist in spiritual evolution. This crystal expands your consciousness. If you are in tune with this, it can help to lift your awareness and vibration to a higher level. As azeztulite raises your vibrations, it helps you to give out a positive vibration back on a higher level and as it raises your vibrations, it helps you to give out a positive vibration to others. It should be handled with care if you are not use to working in the spiritual realms or at high frequencies. The vibrational shift it induces is powerful and can take some time before it has been fully assimilated.
Folk Remedies: This stone is said to facilitate healing by dissolving old habits that ingrain as patterns of degeneration and dis-ease. Through this repatterning, it brings an awakening to our higher spiritual selves. This is why it is a great accompaniment to those dealing with cancer, treatments, cellular disorders and inflammatory disorders. It helps the sufferer by revitalizing purpose and restoring the will. Most of azeztulite's healing work is at the spiritual vibration, working on the Chakra connections to higher reality and facilitating a vibrational shift.
Feng Shui: Azeztulite should be used in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection.
Crystal Cleansing: Some say, this stone never needs cleaning due to its high vibration. If you feel it needs to be cleansed, it can be cleansed like quartz. method 1 - 4 and method 5 - 8
History: Originally contacted through healer, Naisha Ahsian, The Azez have stated through her, that they have empowered the stone
Azeztulite to carry the currents of the Nameless Light of the Great Central Sun, the
spiritual core of the Universe, which they serve. The purpose of the appearance of the Azez at this time is to bring awakening of vibrational patterns to the human race and the Earth in order for us to connect with the higher frequencies embodied
to the Universe. The potential of Azeztulite is world awakening. Through it, we have the opportunity to become conduits of these energy currents and by opening the soul we can come into full awareness. Azeztulite is an energetically unusual and rare type of quartz, found only in Vermont and North Carolina. Azeztulites are usually white or colorless and do not form in prismatic points. Azeztulite is the trademark
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Properties: Referred to as the jewel of wisdom or Stone of Heaven. Azurite symbolizes insight and discovery. It is said to increase psychic abilities. Azurite activates the Brow and Throat Chakra for more assertive communication and alertness. It allows for quite, deep access to the subconscious and as a seeing stone offers access to other times, places and lives.
Therefore, it is a great stone to assist in astral travel. This great balancer helps those who talk too much and allows for those to be expressive when they have a tendency to hold back.
This opens our psychic intuition and gets us aquainted with our innerselves. It is a stone that stimulates creativity, giving access to a fountain of ideas, images and awareness of things around us. This is a wonderful stone for decisiveness and decision making. Keep this around when you have important choices to make. It is the stone for deeper insight and seeing truths. It challenges our old belief system and tests them against the truth. It is a good stone for students and business people as it helps with focus and concentration. It also sharpens the wearer's sense of justice!
The deep blue stone helps you release the past and gracefully anticipate and accept the future simultaneously. Cultivates the ability to reach into the subconscious and examines states of mind. This cleanses the mind and makes one more capable of insight and pure thought. Helps one recognize the resources within
themselves. Azurite can be an integral part of many crystal and gemstone-healing grids and layouts. Also enhances meditation. Promotes patience, spiritual guidance and cleansing.
Folk Remedies: Azurite is the stone for wound healing and post-operative care. Azurite is known for reducing depression, as well as anger, Its high copper content stimulates the thyroid, bones and sinus. Great dextoxing stone. Azurite is known for treating arthritis and bone degeneration. Helpful with joint pain, alignment of the spine and works on a cellular level to restore circulation. Azurite helps with skin cleansing through detoxing the spleen, stomach, liver, gallbladder and stimulating the nervous system. It is well used to wake up the mental and etheric bodies.
Esoteric gem literature states that azurite can restructure molecules, abnormal cell growth and revitalize the brain, rebuilding gray matter and assiting in developing embryonic babies in the womb. Therefore, a great stone for when you become pregnant.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center for balance of health, spirituality and wellbeing. Use in the Northeast for wisdom.
Crystal Cleansing: This stone does not need charging. Cleanse it once a month by method 1 and method 7
History: Azurite, Cu3 [(OH)2(CO3)2] is a solid deep blue, blue-purple. A blue copper-based stone (approximately 55%) is found in association with Malachite forming together, which is its cousin. They are both formed by the oxidation of copper such as you would see in chalcopyrite. Less common than Malachite but found in abundance in Arizona. This stone was given its name from the Persian word, lazward, meaning blue. Used for many purposes, this stone was ground up and used as a dye to color clothing during the Greek and Roman
era. The Mayans believed that azurite was able to connect them to higher wisdom. The Native Americans used azurite to connect to their spirit guides.
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Properties: Barite is used by the Native Americans in their cerimonial practices. They used it to go from physical matter to the spiritual plane. In dream therapy, barite is used to promote and stimulate the dream state, allowing one to remember their dreams. Barite has a very strong effect on and is beneficial to the psyche. It is used to assist in psychological issues, particularly obsessive-compulsive behavior, neurosis as well as agoraphobia and obsessive cleaning. Barite roses, which sometimes have a white, red or brown tint to them, are considered "desert roses" and in Native American cultures are believed to be gifts from those who have passed into the spirit world, returning at night to carve out the rose as a gift of rememberance. Barite has a strong grounding quality that assists in matters of money and finance. It does this by clearing obstacles in one's path and strengthening your resolve. It assists those who may have a very polarized idea about money (its never enough... or you have run up too much debt). It allows us to see the "middle ground" and to find balance in our way of thinking.
With barite, the mind/body connection is made even stronger as well as assists in healing when it is utilized for its colors. The white or colorless mineral stimulates the entire Chakra energies due to its mineral makeup. The blue variety of Barite is used to stimulate conversation as well as to give the courage needed to speak in front of large crowds. This sky-blue colored cluster of crystals, made of orthorhombic structure, is often seen as Celestite or celestine.
Barite Roses: : These very unique stone is an aggregate of barite (barium sulfate) crystals and sand whose iron content gives it a reddish hue. The barite crystals form a circular array of flat plates, giving the rock a shape similar to a rose blossom. Rose rocks appear either as a single rose bloom or as clusters of blooms. The rose rock was selected as the official state rock of Oklahoma in 1968. The rose rocks I have are lovingly hand picked in Oklahoma by Steve Kowalski. These stones are more rare than diamonds due to the fact they only formed in a small area 250 million years ago from a sea eroding barite deposits. American Indian legend tells that spirits of Indian warriors returned to carve the Barite rose. It provides a strong and delicate connection to the spirit world, and assists one on the path toward the journey and the goal. It can help relax the nervous system. In addition to the dream and spiritual journeying, they offer a good solution for relationship loyalty, addiction, cleansing.
Folk Remedies: On a physical level, Barite is used to cleanse the system of toxins, to soothe a nervous stomach and to assist in the healing of addictions. In the 20th century scientists discovered that barite (barium) could protect against dangerous x-rays, radioactivity and ultraviolet radiation. Barite's protective properties helps those working around computers and those working around low levels of radiation. It is used to reduce the level of skin damage. Therefore, it is useful for treating sunburn. Barite water is used to treat scaly, irritated and inflamed skin. Therefore, it is very useful for acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Another wonderful folk remedy is using barite water to treat fungal infection. Use barite to augment the energy of other stones.
Special note: Barite water can be made by placing this stone in 4 cups of water and placing it in the sun for 48 hours. Strain the concoction into a clean glass with a stopper or cover. Apply this water topically to skin inflammation, dermatitis, acne, fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis and sunburn. Not recommended for drinking.
Feng Shui: Use in the Center area for health and balance, in the Prosperity corner for balancing your thoughts about money and in the Career area for strengthening your resolve.
Crystal Cleansing: This stone is self regulating and does not need recharging. To clean, use method 1 - 3
History: Barium, is an orthorhombic mineral form of barium sulfate (BaSO4). It is the chief barium ore and is also called barytes and barite. Discoverd only about two hundred years ago, barite was used as a protective stone. It is a white or colorless mineral which is often tinged with blue, brown, gray, red or yellow. It's name is derived from the Greek word "barys" meaning heavy. In the 20th century scientists discovered that barite (barium) could protect against dangerous x-rays, radioactivity and ultraviolet radiation. It is also used to add weight to oil well drilling mud to keep oil in the drill hole and prevent oil from gushing out of the hole. Barite is found all over the world either in masses, crystals or the famous desert rose. Some of the many countries are Mexico, Canada, England and the USA.
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Properties: Beryl stones represent a group of minerals, which include aquamarine, emerald, golden or yellow beryl, heliodor and morganite, to name a few. Beryl assists its possessor in learning how to filter out distractions and unnecessary stimulation. Good for relieving stress, calming the mind. This stone works with the particular color in relation to each Chakra center. This stone is known to stimulate communication (blue), acceptance and healing (green), reawakens the love of married people (pink), supports spiritual growth (gold and white) and gives us strength and power (yellow).
Folk Remedies: Beryl has been used for centuries to help stomach, intestines, ulcers, nausea and eating disorders. It works with the mental body for exhaustion, depression and stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine and bones. Beneficial for elimination organs such as the kidneys, liver, and intestines. Helps strengthen the circulatory and pulmonary systems, making them more resistant to toxins and pollutants. Helpful to the eyes, throat and easing a stressed mental state. Beryl is often used as a sedative.
Feng Shui: Beryl stones are used in the Center area for harmony, balance and spiritual growth, in the North area for personal journey and in the Southwest area for relationships of any kind.
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History: This stone is found in the US, India, and USSR. It is found in shades of yellow, gold, white, blue, or green. Beryl stones' color results in the amount of metals found within these minerals. Beryl was used as cutting tools in the Upper Paleolithic period, as ceremonial stones in the rites of magic and used to signify greatness. Famous forms of beryl include Morganite, found by industrialist, JP Morgan, Heliodor, called the gift of the sun and Bixbite, named after Maynard Bixby, who cataloged the minerals of Utah.
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Properties: The martyr stone aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus. Metaphysically, bloodstone is used to either promote a calm, tranquil atmosphere that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy. A great stone for mental exhaustion. This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts abundance and good luck. Most effective on the Heart (green) and Root (red) Chakra.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is one of the most recommended stones for blood and circulation issues. Bloodstone is an immune stimulator and energy cleanser. It is believed to neutralize toxins. Believed to be helpful with menstrual cramps, anemia, bloodclots, hemorrhoids, birthing/reproductive issues and imbalance. It has been used for cleansing heart and blood circulation, marrow, thymus and lungs. Helps purify toxic blood and detoxify the kidneys, liver, and spleen. It can be placed in a bowl of water or in bath water to ensure peaceful sleep and protects against nightmares.
This is a good stone for pregnant women.
Feng Shui: Bloodstone is used primarily anywhere to quell negative energy. Used in the East direction to honor our ancestors, in the Southeast for abundance and in the Southwest for relationships and love (use a pair of stones in this direction).
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7
History: Bloodstone, also called "Heliotrope" (named for it's sun "red" glow - helios - setting over a green sea) is from the quartz family (Si02). It is a type of chalcedony, similar to jasper. The green color is caused by small crystals of actinolite and the red patches are from streaks of iron oxide. Found in the Mediterranean, USSR and India, this stone was used by the Babylonians for amulets, seals and decor. Because of its deep green color with flecks of red, often resembling drops of blood, it was used throughout Europe as a carving stone for making scenes of the crucifixion. It was often carried by soldiers during war because it was believed to stop bleeding and heal wounds faster.
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Properties: are actually a trademark name for iron-magnetite concretions also called Marcasite nodules. These are one of the most grounding stones with electromagnetic properties. They are most famous for their true yin and yang energies. The rougher "male" stones have protrusions (usually of pyrite) and "female" stones are smooth and unassuming. These stones have + and - charge.
These "living stones" are used to balance the body's energy field. Many people have found they reduce pain by holding one stone in each hand. It has been shown over and over that Marcasite nodules tend to be a catalyst for stabilizing the equilibrium process. When these stones are held near an area of imbalance, it would tangibly stimulate the associated meridians, nadis or centers of pranic energy, continuing until a state of equilibrium had been reached through repeated applications. In addition, it has been observed that the Boji stones definitely generate a grounding energy. These stones have shown therefore, to stimulate all the Chakra centers and in turn stimulate the entire Auric field. Marcasite stones thrive in the company of other precious gems, stones and crystals. Therefore, these "living stones" need love and attention. Stones left in a drawer or neglected for long periods have been reduced to dust.
Folk Remedies: These "containers of energies" are held together by the power within. If the energy is depleted or lost, the stone changes molecular structure from 7.4 hardness to dust. Geologists find this to be one of the most unusual aspects of this stone. One geologist stated "the Bojis reminded him of the human body that is held together by a life energy. When that energy leaves, the stone decays and chemical and mineral elements turn to dust." Used most often for relieving pain, by holding one in each hand for 10 minutes or more. Helps to remove emotional blockage that continues to get in the way of us moving forward and letting go. A great pair of stones for meditation, holding one in each hand helps balance left/right brain activity.
Feng Shui: Use the pair of stones in the Southwest area as earth stones for attracting love and enhancing relationships. Use in the Center area for health and balance.
Crystal Cleansing: These energetic stones should never be charged or cleansed in water. Simply rub them with a soft brush. Keep these stones away from pure iron. Recharges electrically in sun.
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History: Marcasite nodules, (FeS2 + FeOOH +H20) are solid round, grey-brown discs with high iron content. These rare stones are most often formed and found in the silt of dry lake beds, not the rock. The owners of the trademark of Boji "Alive Stones" are in Kansas and the location is now called Boji mountain. When her grandfather discovered these precious stones, he showed his young granddaughter, Karen Gillespie, who lovingly mistook them for eggs from her pet crow, "Boji", hence this is how the stones got their name. Rainbow Boji Stones are also even rarer a find. These are as they sound, with beautiful rainbow colors running through them, due to additional minerals or crystals.
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Properties: Butterstone AKA Butter Stone, Butter Jade or African Jade is a stone called Stromatolite. This rock is from the Greenstone Belt of southern Africa, which was formed during the Archean Period and is over 2 1/2 billion years old. The Archean Period covers 45% of the earth's history, from the beginnings of the planets (about 4 1/2 billion years ago), up to the beginning of the Proterozoic Era (2 1/2 billion years ago). Metaphysically, it is a stone most associated with grounding and earth energies. It allows us the opportunity to make the connection to the "essence of life". It has a smooth and soothing feel to the touch (like butter) and offers us humility and a sense of calm stillness. It contains all the qualities of a Root Chakra stone such as stability, grounding, connection to the earth element and resilience. It's soothing green coloring in turn, connects us to the Heart Chakra, such as love, humility and steadfastness. Butter stone is a healing stone. It takes the power of the earth with the grounding ability of nature and blends the opportunity for growth, awareness and contemplation. It is a humbling experience to hold a piece of ancient history of such an incredible age in your hands, contemplating its formations and wonder at its origins.
Folk Remedies: In Africa, butter stone is used to soothe the heart, bring peaceful sleep and a warming sense of calm.
Feng Shui: Use butter stone in the Center area for healing and balance. It is wonderful when used in the Northeast corner for Knowledge, Skills and in the East for Family Health and Community.
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History: Butter stone is a piece of our history's past. Many pieces contain evidence of the beginnings of life on Earth. During the Archean Period the surface of the earth formed, the oceans and the continents were established and life began in the shallow sea environment. There must have been seabed outcrops or lakes of considerable size, which were turbid and muddy. This residue would over time have precipitated to the bottom in layers and early algae life would have settled within these banded layers of muddy residue. Around 2.8 billion years ago the atmospheric pressure was higher and heat production around 3 times present heat production, due to increased volcanic activity. This led to the serpentinization (green color) of the sediments that had by now become hard.
Microfossils in the form of Stromatolites of blue green algae have been found in the fine laminations and may represent the beginnings of life on earth and contain a history of our own origins. Micro fossils are microscopic relics preserved in rock by being incorporated into the sediment in such a way that they are not immediately broken down but are replaced in fine detail by the fossilization process. Stromatolites are structures in the laminated sedimentary rocks built by organisms such as algae or bacteria that have precipitated carbonates from the surrounding waters. Microfossils in the form of fossilized algae are the earliest known life forms, predating the dinosaurs by 2500 million years, and represent the beginnings of life and fossils, as we know them. Unlike conventional fossil collecting, the search for microorganisms proves to be more difficult as Archean rocks do not give up their secrets easily. Identification of the microorganisms is difficult due to the lack of fine detail. There is, however, almost certain evidence of early life from about 2700 million years ago, with evidence of early life in southern Africa dated at about 3500 million years by Hamilton et al in 1979.
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Properties: This amazing stone symbolizes enlightenment and mental growth. It is an energy amplifier and cleanser of negative or malicious energies. It helps one draw more insight from books or personal experiences by making important information easier to remember. Calcite is strongly recommended for those involved in the healing professions. Calcite releases electrical energy when placed under pressure. It is an energy amplifier. It is used in multi-directional energy distribution, when energy is directed to the center of the crystal, it separates and returns at double it's intensity. Can clear and activate ALL Chakra. This very spiritual stone is associated to our higher consciousness. It is often used in astral travel as it allows the body and mind to recall information out of body. This stabilizing stone helps with stressful situations. This stone heals according to color very well.
Folk Remedies: All calcite forms consist of pure calcium. Because of their high calcium content, they are often used for bone disorders. Beneficial for the cleansing organs, bones, joints, and for sharpening mental clarity. Helps boost memory. Athletes use calcite because they feel it can aid the bones and joints that are stressed or injured during practice or competition. Calcite speeds up development and growth. This stone is very beneficial for bone development. Consider finely ground calcite mixed in petroleum jelly to help sooth itchy, inflamed skin as in rashes or dermatitis of any kind.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the North for career orientated objective, in the Northeast for knowledge, in the Northwest for helping people, in the West for creativity and in the Southeast for increasing wealth and financial resource.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7
History: Hydrated calcium carbonate, CaCO3+Fe+Mn+(Co, Pb) this soft and abundant crystal comes in shades of white, gray, black, green, yellow, blue, brown, or red. It is found all over the world and gets its variety of colors from it different mineral additions with more than 1,000 surface combinations. Native American Indians saw calcite as a sacred holy stone, given to them by the gods. Limestone is formed from calcite. Chalk contains a large amount of calcite as it is primarily limestone and marble is simply re-crystallized calcite. Used as the primary substance in cement, calcite is also used for creating glass, metal, rubber and paint.
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Eases pain (especially back)This stone works well at the Throat Chakra and has been used to help with degenerative issues such as arthritis. Blue Calcite relieves depression, lowers blood pressure and dissolves pain. This gentle stone coddles and calms its user as it helps absorb negative energy and thought patterns that work against you. A wonderful stone for anxiety, it works great for soothing raw nerves.
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Green & Lime Green: Tranquility;
soothes spiritual heart; helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Cleans toxins and fumes from body. Needs cleansing if sticky. Green Calcite helps those who suffer from arthritic pain and poor body alignment. It helps with constriction of ligaments and muscles and is helpful with bone adjustment.
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Gold or yellow calcite
Yellow or golden calcite is a stone that boosts overall general energy levels in a peaceful and gentle manner. Yellow calcite increases strength and health. It stimulates the intellect. It can help organize intellectual thoughts and information and is used by people who meditate because the color is linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra, sun and light. It is also an important stone recommended for astral projection. It has been used for centuries as folk remedies for treating the spine, bones and as a detoxification of the kidneys, pancreas and spleen. In the bath, Egyptians used it for decalcifying joints. Use this stone to boost life energy and to encourage will power.
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Optical Calcite aka Icelandic Spar is used for clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. Optical calcite allows for clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. It reminds one of the double meaning of words. Assists one in communication during difficult conversations. Excellent in clearing and cleansing the outer body. This stone helps with cleansing the subtle auric bodies.
Calcite clears the mind and helps you find answers, often through meditation. This crystal is used in microscopes as well as other optical instruments.
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Uplifting, joy, happiness, humor. This stone works well at the Spleen/Sexual Chakra.
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Pink (Mangano) Calcite: (Cobalt-Calcite)
Brings love, patience, gentleness, compassion. Soothes intensity of feelings. Mental and emotional balance. Works wonders on the heart chakra and allows healing to transpire. One of my favorite crystals for soothing nightmares
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Properties: This stone represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness and outgoingness. Precision, analysis, stimulates appetite, encourages celebration and brings awareness of feelings. It is the stone of passion and sexuality and is associated with the Sacral/Spleen Chakra. This stone helps you feel anchored and comfortable with your surroundings. Provides a connection to the past or to historical events. Carnelian can improve motivation. Helps one achieve greater success in career or personal matters. Helps ground people who meditate. Carnelian is one of the most helpful crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds that have accumulated in the etheric body or the Aura and are now manifesting as physical symptoms. Like no other stone, it symbolizes the joy of living. Open yourself to this exquisite gemstone.
Folk Remedies: This stone is one of the best for fertility issues. Carnelian is believed to warm, cleanses and purify the blood of the liver and kidneys, stimulate appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, gall bladder, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet. Carnelian is said to strongly influence the reproductive organs hence its connection to the 2nd Chakra and is excellent for lower back trouble.
Feng Shui: Carnelian is used in the Center area for harmony and balance, in the South area for success, in the West area for creativity and in the Southeast area for self worth.
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History: Carnelian is a form of Chalcedony (jasper) quartz, (SiO2). This stone does not have the typical lattice, usually found in quartz, but is formed from the dissolving of other minerals containing silicates. These closely packed fibers form in concentric circles or parallel bands. Carnelian comes in a variety of colors ranging from red to orange and, in some cases, even dark brown. Carnelian is one of the oldest stones used in jewelry dating back to 3000 BCE and was found in Egyptian tombs. Gem quality carnelian is called "Sard", which refers to the ancient Greek and Roman word "sardius". Carnelian is one of the stones found in the breastplate of Aaron. Carnelian was called the "Stone of Life" in Ancient Egypt and played a leading role in the famed crystal healing tradition of 12th-century Benedictine abbess, St. Hildegard of Bingen.
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Properties: White, clear and cool blue, celestite gets its name from the sky. It's gentle nature soothes nerves, reduces stress and quiets the mind. It allows us to find serenity, harmony and easiness. It creates stillness for receiving, therefore allowing us connection to spirit, life overview and creativity. Celestite increases self-expression, artistic creativity and healing. This stone helps the Throat Chakra by allowing for honesty, openness and listening. The celestial blue color helps reduce stress, worry and anxiety.
Celestite is an Aura cleanser. It assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order. This is a very spiritual stone, seemingly connected to the divine. It's peaceful nature emulates it's relationship to the angelic world. Use this stone for spiritual development, finding purity of heart and clairvoyant communication. It is a stone associated with dream recall and astral journeys. This stone can be used at the Third Eye to help with these situations. Clusters of celestite can be used for scrying purposes. Place in any room to enhance and increase the vibrational energy. Always work with this stone with the crystalline points facing the heavens.
Folk Remedies: Since this stone is so good at relieving anxiety, it is the perfect stone for insomnia. It is most familiar for easing tension and creating equilibrium. Historically, this stone has been used for thyroid, potassium/manganese deficiency and Central Nervous System disorders. It is believed to stable a women's menstrual cycle. This stone is also used to encourage wound healing. Make an elixir with this stone to apply to all pain issues. This stone has been used as a detoxing stone and is believed to help with disorders of the eyes and ears.
Feng Shui: Celestite is used in the Northeast area for self cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships (use in pairs) and for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in the Center/Health position to encourage good health.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7
History: Celestite (SrSO4) is derived from the Latin word meaning "heavenly". This stone was believed to be passed among family and friends in order to ward of evil. Both the Greek and the Roman cultures would pass this stone along to those who needed it for driving evil out of a person's body. It's mineral content has been used for centuries in firework and flares. The deepest blue stones come from the mines of Madagascar.
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Properties: Known as a nurturing stone, it encourages the harmony, benevolence, generosity and humility of its owner. It absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, therefore, decreasing hostility, easing self-doubt and transforming sadness and melancholy into joy! It has been known to make one more reflective. It can be used to assist one in thought transmission through telepathy, helping you to remain open, enthusiastic and positive. A wondeful stone for enhancing good will, brotherhood and group stability. It is one of the best stone for easing bad dreams. Different varieties of this stone also have the following added benefits:
Blue Chelcedony: benefits the Throat Chakra, therefore it is a wonderful stone for improving communications and listening skills. It improves mental and verbal flexibility, dexterity, learning and memory. It helps one accept new situations, assimilate new ideas and stimulates creativity. One of the best stones for encouraging optimism, lightheartedness and self-perception. This stone has been used as a folk remedy for weather-related sensitivites such as blood pressure, migraines, inflammation and glaucoma.
Pink Chelcedony: benefits the Heart Chakra, therefore fortifying our love and child-like wonder. Encouraging kindness, empathy and a deep sense of trust. Stimulates a willingess to learn new things, take matters to heart and help with psychosomatic disorders. Pink is used as a great neutralizer. It soothes anger and negative energy. It provides an underlying tone of confidence and support and helps us to move from a defensive state of mind to a calming and positive one.
Red Chelcedony: benefits the Root Chakra, therefore it represents movement and motivation. This stone gives power to the strong life qualities of courage, security, positive love and will power. A great stone for confidence, strength and power. Symbolic of heat, fire and anger, this stone is stimulating and energizing.
Folk Remedies: Throughout the ancient world, chelcedony has been used for problems relating to the eyes, gall bladder, bones, spleen, blood, and circulatory organs. Cleansing in nature, this stone was used to promote the healing of open sores. Known to foster the maternal instincts and was said to assist lactation.
Feng Shui: This stone can work well in the area most associated with it's color, especially Knowledge, Skills area, Children, Creativity area and Career, Lifepath area.
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History: Chalcedony (SiO2) is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, which is composed of very fine inter-growths of quartz and moganite. Both silica minerals, quartz has a trigonal crystal structure, while moganite is monoclinic. This stone is a 6 - 7 hardness on the Mohs scale. Its waxy luster can have a semi-transparent or translucent look. It can be found in a wide range of colors, including shades of white, black, pink, red, blue, gray and brown. Found in the US, Sri Lanka, USSR, Mexico and Brazil. The name "chalcedony" (pronounced kael-sedini) comes from the Latin chalcedonius and probably derived from the town Chalcedon in Asia Minor.
The name first appeared in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia as a term for a translucid kind of Jaspis. The Greek word khalkedon appears in the Book of Revelation (Apc 21,19). Chalcedony was used in the Mediterranean region during the Bronze Age. Found on Minoan Crete at the Palace of Knossos, in seals dating back to circa 1800 BC and various forms found along the Central Asian trade routes. At least three varieties of chalcedony were used in the Jewish High Priest's Breastplate. (Moses' brother Aaron wore the Breastplate, with inscribed gems representing the twelve tribes of Israel). The Breastplate included jasper, chrysoprase and sardonyx. Many semi-precious gemstones are in fact forms of chalcedony. The more notable are agate, aventurine, bloodstone, carnelian, chrysoprase, jasper and sardonyx.
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Properties: The stone of transformation. Charoite helps seeing old patterns with new possibilities. It is believed to open the heart, allow inspiration, encourage service, and grants us the ability for seeing more clearly (mentally, physically, psychically). It is believed that this stone brings about faster healing. Some find it useful for entity release work. Most effective on the upper centers of energy, which are the Heart, Brow and Crown Chakra to transmute/lift us out of troubled or stuck emotions and most of all, fear. This brings about vibrational change and therefore stimulates the Aura. Use this stone for transforming negative energies into acceptance. Use Charoite to assist in the foresight and ability to improve your intuitive vision.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for alcohol and food detoxification. This stone is said to regulate blood pressure, as well as regenerate the body in times of fatigue. Because this stone is closely related to the heart, it has historically been used to treat insomnia in adults and children. Put Charoite under your pillow, especially if you are prone to disturbed sleep or fears which come up in dreams. In combination with amethyst, it will help to release these fears. This stone treats other heart and nervous system disorders such as bi-polar and autism.
Feng Shui: Charoite is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Southeast direction, in the Center for balance and spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.
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History: Charoite (Ca,K,Na)3Si4O10(OH,F)H2O, found in Russia, is named after the Charo(y) River running along the Murun mountains in Yakutia. Formed from alteration of limestones by the close presences of an alkali-rich nephline syenite intrusion. Charoite ranges from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with occasional veining of white, gray or black .
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Chiastolite: The "Cross Stone"
Properties: This powerful crystal balances one's perspective in both creativity and practicality. It is used as a sign of devotion towards awareness and dispels negativity. It signifies both death and re-birth and helps one to understand the realization of immortality. It is used as a bridge for "crossing over". It helps one to assimilate during times of change. It provides insight to answers when problem solving. This stone has a reputation for astral journeys and is used as a gateway into the mysterious. This stone allows for the overcoming of fear, the facing of reality and overcoming of the unknown.
Chiastolite is used to attune to our soul's purpose. Since it is associated with the Root Chakra, it encourages ones survival instincts and is grounding and protecting. This stone is said to embrace the emotions and assist in spiritual journeys. This stone is famous for assisting in our financial lives by encouraging moderation, simplifying our debt, helping us to stay focused on our fiscal worth and helps us to see the bigger financial picture in order to stay the course in tough times as well as manage appropriately.
Folk Remedies: During illness, it helps to maintain spirituality, lessens fever, balances blood flow, increases secretion of milk in nursing mothers and repairs chromosome damage. This stone is believed to help heal gout, strengthen the immune system and tonifies nerve strength.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for grounding, regaining balance and spiritual growth. This stone is also used in the North area to manifest change for success.
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History: This crystal is a variety of the "Earth Stones" or Andalusite. It exhibits the axis and angle in a different color from the rest of the crystal forming a natural cross. This is a polymorph mineral as it shares the same chemistry makeup but a different crystal structure with one or more minerals particularly kyanite and sillimanite. Named after the Andalusia province in Spain where it was first discovered. Special Note: these particular tumblestones were used by Andrew in a solemn spiritual ceremony in Paris. They were divined at a burial mandala for the infamous spiritist, Allan Kardec. You can read more about Andrew's Lunch with Allan Kardec!
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Chinese Writing Stone:
Properties: This stone received the name Chinese Writing Rock or Stone because of the crystaline structure resembling the Chinese characters of the written language. Chinese Writing Stone is a mineral that is used to help one access information from ancient texts and the Akashic Records. It is and excellent stone for dreaming, assisting one into a dream state. It is a stone of re-affirmation, re-alignment and re-commitment. It helps one to adjust to change, accept responsibility and stimulate originality.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is the most recommended for whole body healing for both the Root Chakra and issues involving feeling grounded, rooted in the earth, fear, family and how we survive. It is also associated with the Third Eye due to its association with dreams and dreaming. This is a very intuituve stone.
Feng Shui: Used primarily anywhere to help bring balance. Used in the Center for good health, balance and spirituality. It is also used in the east for ancient ancestry and family matters.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: This is a limestone matrix with andalusite crystals. It is also called Porphory. The stone is found in the Yangtzi River Valley of the Hunan Province of China and also it is known to be found in the Auburn, California region of the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.
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Properties: Translucent multi-colored stones that are often confused with quartz tiger's eye. It is most often referred to by the French as "oeil de chat". Chrysoberl crystals are famous for increasing personal power and deepening spirituality. They help to increase generosity and charitable behavior. This stone promotes forgiveness and offers peace of mind to those who where it. Chrysoberyl can initiate intuition and spark awareness. For acquiring more prosperity, confidence, self-pride and very helpful as a healing tool due to their colors. Amplifies other gems energies. Some are irradiated to turn green. Trust your feeling with each stone. It is a stone that is said to bring self knowledge and protection. Cat's eye is attuned to leo and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with ketu, the south descending node of the moon.
Folk Remedies: This stone is considered to protect the visual center of the brain and helps with eyesight. The eye shaped crystal has an amazing effect on the nervous system and should be worn often. Used to drive away nightmares when placed by the bedside.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Southwest for relationships (use two stones), in the Northeast for wealth and good luck. A great stone to be used anywhere you need protection.
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History: Cat's Eye, Al2BeO4 + Cr, Ti, was used for protection against the evil eye and black magic. First mentioned by Pliny the Elder, this stone has been used through the centuries for adornment and decoration. Most appealing when cut as a cabachon, Chrysoberyl is a symbol of tolerance, goodness, pride and harmony. Often given to lovers to increase the positive effects on their relationship. German geologist A. G. Werner declared this stone a mineral in its own right in 1800.
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Properties: This is a naturally occurring phenomenon that appears in a
unique pattern embedded in the stone that resemble a flowering chrysanthemum. This stone allows one to blossom in life, helping one to see their true purpose. Keeping it along for your journey, this overtly energetic stone assists in helping its owner see the opportunities as they unfold in front of them. Gifting us with the realization that, like the flower, we have a beginning, middle and end stage, which needs to be lived to its fullest from start to finish. It lends itself to the sense of balance between both the physical world, as well as the spiritual world.
This stone's duality, noted for it's black and white qualities, have a yin and yang association. Yin and yang are two words we frequently hear in connection with balance. Yin is generally thought of as being feminine, while yang is considered masculine, But there is much more to this. Yin is also related to the earth, moon, darkness, shade, rest, space, west and north. Yang on the other hand is related to light, sun, brightness, heaven, time, south, east and left. Together, yin and yang comprise a whole, and yet there is an element of each in the other. It is here, that Chrysanthemum stone excels in bringing awareness to our own duality.
Helping us with change and transitions is another gift of this stone. It brings awareness to new life paths and personal transitions through birth and death, love and loss, work and rest and dreams and reality.
Folk Remedies: has been used in Asia for treating issues of the bones, skin and eyes. Considered a stone for balancing kidney Yin and Yang and therefore, a great detoxing stone and for dissolving growths.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for health and balance. This stone is also very effective in the Helpful People & Travel area in the Northwest, the Career/Lifepath area in the North and the Skills & Knowledge area in the Northeast.
Crystal Cleansing: Method 1. Do not cleanse this stone with salt or salt water, as it may affect the pattern.
History: Chrysanthemum Stone is a naturally occurring phenomenon that appears in a unique pattern embedded in the stone that resemble a flowering chrysanthemum. The actual "flowers" are embedded in a grey limestone with the minerals of andalusite, celestite, feldspar and calcite constituting the petal and Chert as the stamen. Many of the specimens are collected from river beds most notably from the Enshi, Hubei and Hunan provinces of China. This stone is widely appreciated in Japan, where chrysanthemum stones, translated from the Japanese word, kiku-ishi were discovered in Neodani, a mountain valley in central Japan, late in the 1800s. Found in a volcanic matrix surrounding the crystal flowers, these are a more denser version than the Chinese Chrysanthemum stones. The flower formations tend to be smaller as well. The Chrysanthemum Stone contains more than ten types of trace elements including selenium, strontium, gold, silver and bismuth. They are considered to be of the Permian age, which was approximately 250 million years ago.
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Solid Lt. blue/blue-green. Gentle, soothing, friendly. Excellent for Heart Chakra; flushes
and heals heart blocks (loss, hurt, guilt, fear...) for allowingness, flexibility,
self-forgiveness, peace of heart, patience. Keeps one in light, love, and healing daily.
On Throat, expressing feelings, verbal and artistic creativity, thyroid. Also, heart
bloodsugar, and emotional balance. High conductivity from copper draws out pain, heat
(fevers, inflammations, arthritis...), Excellent therapeutic assistance for healing loss,
incest, other traumas. Cleanses auric field. Dreams and Earth healing. A stone found in shades of blue or green. Mined in Mexico, Zaire, Chile, USSR and US. Resembles Turquoise and its properties are similar to it. Benefits arthritis and other bone diseases as well as the organs of the digestive tract, and ulcers become less problematic. Relieves hypertension and stressful conditions due to fear or gilt. Helps one feel more comfortable speaking the truth. Help develop personal confidence. Historically used by musicians, perhaps because of its reputation for having healing properties for throat and lungs. Chrysocolla relieves arthritis, bone disorders and muscle spasms. It reoxygenates blood on a cellular level. This cooling stone strengthens muscles and alleviates muscle cramps.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 -3 and method 5 - 7
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Properties: This stone allows greater flexibility, wisdom, generosity, and self-confidence. Heals depression, excess self-focus, emotions/sexual imbalance. Placed on heart, neck, or on brown for meditation. This stone uplifts the Heart Chakra. It soothes the energy of the heart when you are heart heavy. It therefore brings internal peace, harmony and contentment. This stone symbolizes clarity of thought. It soothes the central nervous system and creates calm. It is a stone that leads its user to new and intellectual approaches. When working with Chrysoprase as a healing stone, it must be laid on the body for a long time. Helps one achieve greater personal insight, feel more calm, become less egotistical, and more open to new surroundings and situations. Stimulates creativity and draws out unknown talents. This stone provides balance between the conscious and the unconscious. A great stones for alleviating nightmares.
Folk Remedies: A great stone for calming the central nervous system. It is used for high blood pressure, and hardening of the arteries. Enhances fertility for both sexes. It is used to ensure good health and a happy marriage. Helps guard against sexually transmitted diseases. Also helps gout, mental illness, and eye problems. Seen most affective on glandular disorders.
Feng Shui: Used in the Southwest (relationship, love) and in negative directions (courage, protection). Use in the Center (health) for ensuring good health and longevity.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 -3 and method 5 - 7
History: Of the quartz family, (SiO2 + Ni), the Greeks named this stone, "golden blossom" because of golden drops which appear to be in the stone. This stone is used in the church of St. Wenceslas in Prague, as large amounts of this stone where found in the mines of Selesia nearby. This stone was a favorite of Frederick the Great. This quartz stone is found in the USSR, Brazil, Australia, and US.
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Properties: Considered the merchant stone, citrine is very versatile and is used for mental and emotional clarity, problem solving, memory issues, will power, optimism, confidence and self-discipline. It reduces anxiety, fear and depression. Citrine is one of two crystals which never have to be cleansed of negative energy. An energizing and highly beneficial crystal, citrine absorbs, transmutes, grounds and dissolves negative energy, which makes it a very protective stone. Citrine crystals are invigorating and positive. They can surround and fill anyone with its brilliant color, energizing every aspect of life. Increases motivation and Persons involved with education or business will especially benefit. Can guide you to harness and utilize your creative energy. Helps us analyze events and steer them in a positive direction. Develops inner calm and security, and makes us less sensitive and more open to constructive criticism. Can dispel negative feelings and help us to accept the flow of events. This stone is great with help in achieving goals. Because of its matrix of iron and quartz, it is most effective on the Sacral/Sexual/Navel Chakra, the Solar plexus Chakra and Crown Chakra. The grounding abilities of citrine help to alleviate anxiety, as the more orange encourages creative flow and sexual arousal, where the more yellow citrine has a soothing affect on the digestive system. Citrine energizes every level of the aura, cleansing and balancing the subtle bodies as it aligns it with the physical body. Citrine is the stone of abundance. It teaches us the lessons of achieving wealth and prosperity. Not just on a monetary level, but in all aspects of our lives. Citrine is considered one of THE best stone when selling a home, property or business.
Folk Remedies: Eases digestion, stomach tension, food disorders, allergies. Detoxification: Spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system, intestines. Citrine promotes physical activity, which in turn improves digestion and helps the cleansing organs. May also work as a detoxifier for the blood. Ancient cultures have used citrine for protection against evil spirits and in particular, against snake bites. Citrine has been used to reverse degenerative diseases and in treating chronic fatigue. It is considered the eliminator as it is used on the abdomen for eliminating constipation. It is also a wonderful stone used as an elixir for menstrual disorders, PMS and symptoms from menopause.
Feng Shui: This joyful stone is used specifically in the Southeast direction of your home for wealth/prosperity. It can also be used in the Center area for spiritual growth and guidance. In the West direction for creativity and North for personal journeys.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: Citrine (SiO2) gets its unique orange to yellow color from a matrix of ferric iron and quartz. Its color is usually a pale golden yellow, but can be found in darker shades as well, although some literature considers the darkest crystals to be Smoky Quartz. The Celtic people of Scotland call the dark Citrine crystals Morion and Cairngorm. Citrine was used in Rome as engraved figurines given as gifts. Citrine has been given other names in other cultures including the merchant stone or the golden stone of wealth. Dark citrine has been call ox blood. Natural citrine tends to be a very pale yellow. Much of the citrine on the market today is "created" by adding heat to a poor quality of amethyst, turning it orange. When citrine forms naturally with amethyst, it is called Ametrine.
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Properties: This mineral is an excellent energy conductor! Sends and amplifies thoughts, healing energy, and gem electrical energy into wearer's energy field. Because of this, it encourages the physical/emotional
bodies to find alignment. The result is clearer thinking, less aggressive behavior, a more calming persona and a boost to self-esteem.
This is a warming stone. Copper helps to release the "excess charge" of resentment and anger. It's mineral make up encourages the balance between warm sun energy and cool lunar energy.
An excellent assistant for increasing your ability to express and accept your true feelings. Copper will balance your personal energy reserve and confidence.
Copper is often known as the "love metal" as it helps us open up to love energies and physically helps with sexual imbalances.
The healing properties of this stone are particularly enhanced when used in conjunction with other stones such as hematite and tourmaline.
Folk Remedies: Copper is the third most abundant trace mineral found in the human body. Copper is transported through our body by protein in our bloodstream. The human brain and liver contain the largest amounts of copper, with lesser amounts of copper in other organs.
We need approximately 3 mg copper per day in our diet. Copper is an essential component of the natural pigment, melanin that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes. Copper keeps our hair from turning grey and helps keep our hair thick.
Required in our body to make enzymes that stop our arteries from hardening, copper is required to support the enzyme lysyl oxidase. Lysyl Oxidase is used in the synthesis and maintenance of bone and connective tissue. Copper is alos essential to the activation of lysyl oxidase and supports both elastin and collagen
productions. Copper can be used anywhere on or around the body. It is very effective when used at the Solar Plexus Chakra for issue pertaining to the stomach and intestines.
Next to skin, this mineral detoxes and soothes arthritis, rheumatism, other inflammation problems. Copper works for exhaustion recovery and improving circulation due to the fact that it influences the flow of blood.
Whenever there is better blood flow, there is better circulation and less pain. This mineral is therefore, important for metabolism, as it stabilizes the metabolism and heightens the immune responds. Copper has also been found to be beneficial for a disorder called "streetlight phenomenon", when passing under a streetlight
the negative energy charge in the body can turn off or shut down the light. Those with this energy charge are called "sliders" and the energy can be referred to as the "slider phenomena". It is common among those with a strong aura. Often people think it is their aura that causes this but it is the negative energy you carry, that reflects this. Your auric light is an
expression of your mental, physical and emotional expression. Since energy is so sensitive, it
is expressed outwardly sometimes before any symptoms are observed. Copper (along with hematite or magnetic hematite) help this situation.
Copper is also beneficial for the lungs, as it improves the exchange of oxygen and helps in filtering out pollutants.
Soft tissue and mucous membranes retain more moisture and become less susceptible to irritation when there is enough copper in the body.
Feng Shui: Copper is used in the Center/Health position to encourage good health and create balance and calm. Use copper for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in any room to also attract change into your space.
Crystal Cleansing: Negative energy "charge" is absorbed by this mineral. It tends to become dull when used for treating negative energy. 1) Make a solution out of warm water, a few drops of lemon or lime juice, and a teaspoon of salt. Mix it thoroughly. 2) Dip the tarnished copper jewelry into this solution. Leave it there for a couple of minutes. 3) Remove the jewelry and rinse thoroughly. Repeat if some tarnish still shows. 4) Use ketchup and a soft toothbrush to remove tarnish on a piece that contains soft or delicate gemstones. The ketchup is not safe on the stones, but using ketchup and a toothbrush will give you more control over the cleaning process. Only clean the copper and avoid touching the gemstones with the ketchup.
Other Methods: Use method 1 -3 and method 5 - 8
History: Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu. it is a plentiful metal ore that ranges in color from a soft red-brown to a deep brick red. Copper occupies the same family of the periodic table as silver and gold, since they each have one s-orbital electron on top of a filled electron shell which forms metallic bonds.
The similarity in electron structure makes copper, silver, and gold similar in many ways: All three have high thermal and electrical conductivities, and all three are malleable. Among pure metals at room temperature, copper has the second highest electrical and thermal conductivity, after silver.
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Properties Coral is not a crystal but has been used for centuries for its healing properties like shells, pearls and resins. Coral is a blend of calcium and calcite. Coral brings diplomacy and concurrence, quiets emotions, brings peace to innerself. Facilitates intuition, imagination, visualization, expedite, accelerate the transfer of knowledge. Has a true link with the past and can pass knowledge along. Coral was known as a protective stone against negative energies while also preventing loss of energies.
Folk Remedies: Strengthens both circulatory and bone structure in the body. Stimulates tissue regeneration and nourish blood cells. Helps with disorders of the spinal, alimentary canals, nervous system and thalamus. Different colors of Coral can be used alone, in combination, or all together. Sympathetic to both the skeletal structure and the circulatory system. Good stone for ailments of the bones and blood such as arthritis and anemia. Also benefits the cleansing organs and thymus. Helps battle mental illnesses. Used in folk remedies for protecting against osteoporosis, osteopenia, promoting healthy bone growth in children and the growth of new tissue. Useful for menopausal women due to their loss of energy.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Southwest for love, in the Center are for balance and good health, in the Northeast for knowledge and in the East for community.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 -8
Red and orange: stimulates Root and Spleen Chakra for energy, warmth and fertility. Energizes the emotions. Best used for blood and blood circulation issues. Coral is a symbol of joy and happiness. It enables the wearer to enjoy their life and strengthen their capabilities. Red coral is attuned to scorpio and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with mars.
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Pink: Coral resonates with the Heart Chakra, increases sensitivity, caring, compassion. It is a rare and loving work of nature's tapestry.
White: Soothes, clears and heals the meridians. Helps one manage with stress, especially when stress effects the back. White coral helps with the ability to smell and soothes the nerves.
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Black: Stimulates creativity and repels lower energies.
Blue: activates and energizes the Throat Chakra. Also used to illuminate the Third Eye Chakra, enhancing psychic awareness and capabilities of the user. Facilitates the improvement/permanence in pursuit of commerce, improves communication abilities, treatment of throat ailments and cleansing of mucoid system.
Second hardest mineral. Insight to the unknown. Intuitive awareness, stimulates ambition, confidence. Subdues and calms emotions, harsh and irritable attitudes, releases anger. Soothes and smooths the skin, eye disorders, brings peace to the body.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
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Properties Selenite is a mineral that can form rose-like flower buds. This beautiful form of selenite forms clusters like single or double rose buds. Very healing and powerful "tool". Works on all the Chakra, especially the Heart Chakra and brings a sense of calmness and tranquility the longer it is with you. It is helpful in releasing old belief systems and useful in strengthening affirmations with intent. The selenite rose is useful for gently grounding scattered energy. These stones clarify thinking and mental vision, including your perception. Quiets worry and brings out practicality. This mind quieter can be used to access past/future lives, assists in bring material persuits related to business. Provides flexibility to one's nature, strengthens decisions, align the spinal column and removes energy blockage. Its white/clear striated crystaline body is a sheer source of calming, spiritual light. It also works with the higher spiritual Chakra in accessing our higer consciousness, spirit guides and the angelic realm. Beacuse of its striations, like tourmaline, it works along the spinal column grounding and anchoring our Earth vibration and utilizing kundalini to rise freely up our light body stimulating each center as it vibrates. This stone is highly recommended for meditation and working on the sacred spiritual in your life. Through meditation with selenite, growth and mental focus are attainable.
Folk Remedies: This mineral has been used along side treatments for cancer and is known to stabalize epileptic disorders. Desert rose is very good at relieving nausea brought on by stress or anxiety. It will also help to calm anxiety and panic attacks. It will help skin conditions and is good for viral infections. In powder form, this is used for skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, age spots. Consider using for allergies and addiction. A great detoxer used in homeopathic remedies. It is considered a strong immunity booster. Working along the spine, selenite affects the nervous system through the nerve endings along the column. Especially helpful for emotional and athletic flexibility. Selenite is used for issues of fertility, hair loss and sensitivity to light.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for health, balance and stability. Especially good in the Children area and Helpful People area of your home or office.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1
History: History: This is the mineral gypsum. This distant cousin of calcite, selenite belongs to the Satin-Spar crystal family along with Aragonite. Selenite (CaSO4Â·2H2O) is a hydrous calcium sulfate, as it is composed of oxygen, sulfur, hydrogen, calcium and water. Selenite has been found in a variety of environments and geological locations and growing in different forms Found floating in beds of clay not attached to any type of matrix or host stone. Selenite can grown in curved patterns and flower-like petals and are called Desert Rose. The Selenite Rose is sometimes confused with the barite rose. The edges of the desert rose are sharper and the crystalline structure is less hard than the barite rose.
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Properties: This beautiful. deep green healing stone encourages expansion of the Heart Chakra, enhancing the power of love, commitment, trust and humbleness. Mental clarity results from healing layouts that include Enstatite and/or Diopside. Diopside is recommended for public speakers, students, and surgeons. Diopside is utilized for encouraging a positive attitude in life. It has been used to help those who suffer from long term problems in their life and who have yet to find a resolution. Known to ensure a well-balanced temperament, this stone helps its owner to find a calm sense of peace and divine equilibrium.
Folk Remedies: Both stones benefit the circulatory system and cleansing organs including the heart and lungs. The green version of this stone was also recommended by the Greeks to help with kidney and bladder problems. This stone was often considered helpful with the clotting of blood and for treating deficiencies.
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area of your home for good health, wellness and overall balance. Green stones can also be used in the Prosperity, Family and Skills and Knowledge area.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: This stone is mined in the USSR and India, as well as Japan, Germany, Ireland, and the US. Diopside is found in colors such as green, black, blue, brown or white. It is also found in a star. Historically, this stone was revered by the Greeks and therefore, name it the "double-sighted-shape" (dis-opsis-idos). In particular, the star of diopside was seen as sparkling stars, which fell from the sky and turned to stone. Hence, they retain their sparkly shimmer and a star shape can be found on the end of a polised star diopside. Diopside/Enstatite are mentioned together, as they both have the same properties.
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Properties: This stone soothes hurt, loneliness, and quells anxiety. Facilitates giving and receiving, generosity, spontaneity, creativity and an energy uplift. This stone encourages charitable actions. Since it is associated with the Chakra by its color, it also has the propensity to control energy leakage from the Chakra due to trauma. It is used for energy alignment, balance and energy blockage. The lesson this crystal teaches is that "everything happens for a reason". This is one of my favorite stones for encouraging original thought, therefore, it is wonderful for inventors, writers, artists and those looking for creative spark. On an emotional and spiritual level, it brings stability (due to its calcium content) and is a great stone to use to help soothe grief and sadness on every level. A great stone for boosting self esteem. It is a stone suited for Aries.
Folk Remedies: This stone is most noted for its work with energy balancing. The calcium content in Dolomite strengthens bones, teeth, muscles, nails, woman's reproductive system; and helps PMS. Wonderful for lung and kidney energies. During the Middle Ages, this stone was crushed up and applied as a poultice for skin rashes and bone disorders. Very therapeutic as a healing water, it can be used on areas of infection. It is a remedy for excess acid, which is why it helps in alleviating stomach and intestinal disorders.
Feng Shui: Dolomite is utilized in the Center area for grounding, health, balance and energy protection.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7
History: This tri-rhombohedral crystalline structure, CaMg (CO3)2 + Fe Mn, CaMg (CO3)2, forms in large masses and ranges in a variety of colors. Named after D. Gratet de Dolomieu, the French mineralogist, who discovered it in 1791, dolomite is mined in the mountain region of the Dolomites. It is mined to obtain magnesium salts, which are used in medicine, as well as industry. Sugar dolomite is white dolomite with inclusions of pyrite.
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Dragon's Blood: See Dragon's Blood Jasper.
Dragon Stone: See Septarian Stone.
Properties: Dumortierite is the stone of tolerence and tranquility. It is a precious blue stone which promotes self-discipline, cleanliness, courage, trust, accomplishment, harmony, positive attitude, patience and tolerance. It highly reduces disorganization, scattered thinking and distractions. It helps make troublesome, daily tasks more tolerable. Dumortierite is said to promote a positive attitude to life and to help you to stay "young at heart". It encouraging you to speak out when you feel you are being treated unfairly and to help you to see the good in the people who are around you. Two great reasons why it belongs on the Throat Chakra. It's rich blue tone will induce relaxation, tranquility and a simple feeling of harmony. Dumortierite is a very spiritual stone. It is believed to facilitate communication with your angels and spirit guides and is a stone as rare as the blue moon it represents.
Folk Remedies: In healing, this stone is thought to be of benefit for nausea, vomiting, cramping and colic. Placed gently on an affected area, it is said to soothe sunburn. It has been used in the past 100 years for relieving tension and headaches.
Feng Shui: Use in the center for good health, balance, and being centered. Use in Helpful People, Travel area for spirituality, in the Knowledge, Skills area for the blue element and in the Career, Lifepath area for the self, improving business and reaching your goals.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7
History: Dumortierite Al7BO3(SiO4)3O3, is a fibrous variably colored aluminium boro-silicate mineral. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system typically forming slender prismatic crystals. The crystals are vitreous and vary in color from blue, brown and green to very rare violet and pink. It has a Mohs hardness of 7. First described in 1881 for an occurrence in Chaponost, in the Rhone-Alps of France and named for the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1803-1873). It is most often found in Madagascar, Austria, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Canada, USA, Namibia and particularly in South Africa. Africans had long believed this stone to be petrified water as it was most often found in the vacinity of water. It typically occurs in high temperature aluminium silicate rich regional metamorphic rocks. It is used in the manufacture of high grade porcelain. It is sometimes mistaken for sodalite and has been used as imitation lapis lazuli.
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Properties: This semi-precious gemstone's healing abilities have been documented due to the elements which comprise Eilat stone and together have the ability to create, store and conduct energy. It also can maintain this activity for many, many years. This stone also has an uncanny ability to absorb many types of pain. It excels in healing emotional and physical aspects of Heart (lungs) and Throat Chakra. Eilat is unique because when placed on the Solar Plexus Chakra, it aligns the subtle bodies, harmonizes heart, mind, and body. Use to bring wholeness, peace of heart, self-expression and to ehance creativity. Balances yin/yang.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is the most recommended for whole body healing. It flushes out and heals hurt, fear, stress and loss. Used by healers as an antidepressant. Benefits sinuses, mouth, bone and tissue regeneration. Draws out pain, inflammation and cools fever.
Feng Shui: Eilat is used primarily anywhere to help bring balance. Used in the Center for good health, balance and spirituality.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1
History: Eilat is a very unique stone, with a mixture of Chrysocolla, Malachite, Turquoise, and sometimes is found with Silver and Native Copper. These are some of the most healing minerals on the planet.
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Properties: Emerald is a symbol of love and good fortune. This stone is used for abundance, growth, peace, harmony, patience, love, fidelity and honesty. It used against negative energy and has been used in many forms of divination. Most effective on the Heart Chakra perhaps because it access desires held deep within. Emerald provides inspiration and helps those in need of balance, healing, and infinite patience. Lifts depression, helps with insomnia, knowingness of the heart and peaceful dreams. Helps the wearer gain physical, emotional, and mental equilibrium. The pale, clear, green Emeralds are valuable in meditative work, as well as healing. It works best when combined with a diamond or worn alone. It gives wisdom from the mental plane, so that the possessor is motivated to give love and wisdom to others. Do not wear an Emerald constantly. It should only be worn when the wearer feels the need to have it near. They were used to strengthen memory, to aid in eloquence, and to reveal the truth or falsity of a lover's oaths. This stone is regarded as a powerful remedy for all problems of impaired imbalances, therefore, creating harmony. Emerald attunes to cancer and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with mercury.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is the most recommended stone for breathing issues, heart health, swollen lymphnodes, blood problems, the thymus, the pancreas ( for blood sugar rebalance), labor/delivery, eyesight, and the etheric field. Excellent general healer. Emerald was considered an ancient blood detoxifier and anti-poison. Helps strengthen the backbone and alleviates problems associated with sugar diabetes. Emeralds are of special value to athletes, chiropractors, lecturers, marriage counselors, masseurs, optometrists, people who work in radioactive areas, and those who work in close quarters. It improves psychic abilities, raises consciousness, and helps the individual attain balance. Also enhances the immune system. This stone is regarded as a powerful remedy for all problems of impaired imbalances, therefore, one of the best stones for multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, epilepsy and vertigo.
Feng Shui: Emerald is used primarily in the Southeast direction for wealth, in the Southwest direction for relationships and in the North for personal growth and journeys.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8
History: A member of the Beryl family of stones, Emerald, (Be3Al2Si6O18) is found in shades of green varying from very light to very deep. It deep color is due to the presence of chromium. The "emerald cut" was created to avoid chipping the corner of the stone and helps to enhance the color. Emeralds have been prized by the ancient Babylonians and Indians, loved and honored by Cleopatra and made into stunning jewelry by the Egyptians. Emeralds were also used by the Aztecs, Incas and Mayan cultures for carving, adornment and medicine.
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Deep green, striated. Strengthens over all health, heart, well-being, energy. Courage, stamina. Helps take good care of one's self (food, rest, etc.)
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Fairies' Cross: See Staurolite.
Properties: The fairy stones of Northern Canada were discovered by the Algonquin Indians when they came upon Canada's second longest river during a
hunting expedition. Looking strangely like biscuits, they named the river Harricana, which means "river of the biscuits", in the Algonquin language. The stones soon adopted the name "fairy stones" as they proved over and over to be a lucky charm for all those who own one. Lovers offer these beautiful stones to their loved ones. These unique stones occupy a place of honor in homes and
according to the legend, these special stones assure protection against the bad spirits. They are also believed to bring good health and prosperity to the occupants of the premise.
Folk Remedies: A general crystal elixir can be made with this stone. Place a clean stone in a glass of water and place it in the sun for two days. After this time, pour the tonic into a glass bottle with a cap or dropper bottle. Take two to four servings (3 dropperfuls or 1 teaspoon) per day for general health and well being.
Feng Shui: Use in the Center position for health and balance. Place two stones in the Southwest or Relationship area of your home and/or bedroom or in the Southeast for Wealth and Prosperity.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: The originality and the form of these stones are a phenomenon created especially on the bottom of big lakes with a glacier origin. These stones are found in the soft deposits of the quaternary. The superior face of the concretion is usually smooth and regular and the inferior face is often rough with puffed up spherics. The irregular lines on certain stones are caused by the traces left by miniature worms or organic remains which were fossilized millions of years ago, as if earth wanted to keep them in the memory of its geological computer!
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Properties: This is an ancient stone used for thousands of years by Prehistoric man to create spark for fire and for making weapons. Known as "knapping", flint would be struck on an angle, leaving the sharp edges exposed. This was perfect for fashioning axes and arrowheads. These relics have been known for centuries as "Elf Shot". This refers to flint's very strong metaphysical history. Elf Shot referred to the belief that elves or fairies would shoot an object, visible or invisible, into an animal or sometimes human, causing it to suffer in pain from the flint arrow. This was often called "elf-stroke", from which we got the word stroke, meaning a paralytic seizure.
Flint has been used for protection throughout history. Both in Scotland and in Ireland, flint has been used as an amulet worn for protection against evil, including mischievous fairies and elves. Shaman throughout the world have utilized this stone in ritual circles, as remedies for clearing unwanted spirits and negative energy as well as for rituals to exorcise earthboud spirits form places, which are haunted. Flint can be used as a protective weapon when undergoing a spiritual quest or astral journey. Flint represents the powers of elemental Earth and Fire.
Flint has a strong psychological connection to self-esteem and courage. Especially for those in advanced years to boost self-love and to overcome shyness.
Flint shows us how to encourage intellectual, rational and physical strength. It is also very useful during confrontations, arguments and disputes as it helps us to take the "higher road of understanding" from a more rational view point. Flint can be slipped under your pillow at night to ward off nightmares or an overactive mind as a result of these confrontations or disputes. It will, therefore help us to provide insight in order to deal with contrary influences. Helping us to sever emotional ties which keep us bound to stressful situations, ties to your past or fearful situations. Flint should be used as a talisman to banish anything you want removed from your life including illness, addiction, or ill wishes.
This is an important stone for grounding energies in order to recognize a sense of spirituality. Clearing the mind, it heightens spiritual insight and sacred conciousness. Helps us become more aware of the higher levels of reality. When used on the Root Chakra it stabilizes our sense of security and allow the other end of our spectrum, or Crown Chakra to be more in tune with the infinite. This is how flint assists us in the transfer of thoughts, information and ideas.
Crop Circle Flint: This natural flint found inside Crop Circles in England, releases a very powerful current of energy, which can be felt when you handle them. This flint holds the vibrational patterns of crop circles themselves, and can act as evolutionary talismans, accelerating the path of one's spiritual awakening and opening a path for inner communication with the Circle Makers. This light infused stone is believed to help awaken the blueprint of human destiny in relationship with the outer celestial energies.
Folk Remedies: Flint is an overall body generator. Like quartz, it stimulates all tissue. As a healing stone, flint is reputed to treat the lungs and liver, our two greatest organs for detoxing.
Feng Shui: Can be used in any area of the house for grounding, centering and clearing negative energy. Use in the Center area for health, organization and balance. Use in the East or Family area to honor your ancestors and in the Northwest or Travel area for physical, spiritual or astral journeys.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: Flint is a very firm yet brittle, glassy, grey or dark gray stone with shades of brown, red, yellow, or sometimes white. This granular cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, Si(O2) is trigonal amd is what both flint and jasper belong to. Flint is found in all countries around the world. Categorized as a variety of Chert, it occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Flint will crack in fire because of its water content. It will also create sparks when two pieces of flint are struck togther. When struck against steel, a flint edge will produce sparks. The hard flint edge shaves off a particle of the steel that, heated by the friction, reacts with oxygen from the atmosphere and can ignite tinder. Certain types of flint, such as that from the south coast of England, contain trapped fossilized marine flora. Pieces of coral and vegetation have been found preserved like amber inside the flint. Mysterious, giant flint formations, known as Paramoudra and flint circles are found around Europe but especially in Norfolk, England on the beaches at Beeston Bump and West Runton. Flint sometimes occurs in large flint fields in Jurassic or Cretaceous beds.
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Properties: This stone is an excellent stone for healing. Wonderful for crystal massage. This is a stone that is said to encompass the energies of all the other crystals in the gem kingdom due to its rainbow colors! According to many different folklore, fluorite is the home of rainbows! This stone clears, cleanses, dispels, purifies and reorganizes anything in the body that is not in perfect order. This is the best crystal for any kind of disorganization in your life. It helps to awaken suppressed feelings and combats narrow mindedness. Therefore, it is useful to promote unbiased impartiality. Fluorite draws away negative energies that surround you, overcoming chaos.
This is an important stone for grounding energies in order to recognize a sense of spirituality. Clearing the mind, it heightens intuitive power quickly awakening spiritual insight and sacred conciousness. Helps one become more aware of the higher levels of reality and can anchor and free one from overstimulation on the psychic plane. It helps us to link in to the Universal energy and therefore, it is especially good for groups of people (such as in a meditation circle, spiritual retreat, yoga class) as it brings Universal cohesiveness and stability. This stone is particularly good for those signs that do not have a real good grip on reality or tend to fantasize, getting lost in their own little worlds, such as scorpio, aquarius and pisces. It helps one dissolve illusions, revealing truths (whether you want them or not....pay attention). Fluorite is a teaching stone. Bringing to the forefront that which we already know, yet may have forgotten along the journey in a well organized and simple process. It teaches the importance of balance. It is suggested using fluorite in conjunction with Calcite and Pyrite.
Folk Remedies: Fluorite is the stone of balance and coordination. It is a multi-level healing stone, encompassing all the other gemstones and their energies due to their rainbow of colors. Tonifies spleen, lungs, detoxification, anxiety, insomnia. Benefits the teeth and bones. People with arthritis, rheumatism, or spinal injuries have reported relief from their conditions when they employ fluorite in their healing regimen. Assists in fighting mental disorder and gaining spiritual awakening. Helps one become more aware of the higher levels of reality.
Feng Shui: Can be used in any area of the house based on its color. Rainbow fluorite benefits best in the Center area for health, organization and balance.
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History: Fluorite belongs to the Spar family. This feldspar has a wide range of colors and uses. Fluorite, CaF2 + (C, Cl, Ce, Fe, Y), is considered a cubic crystal. Fluorite comes from the latin word for flow. Since Roman times, a massive crystalline variety of fluorite known as Blue John or Derbyshire spar has been used for making vases and other ornamental objects. It typically had a banded pattern of blue, violet and purple. This material was mined in the district of Derbyshire, England which reportedly has now been mined out. It was originally referred to as fluorospar by miners and is still called that today. Fluorite is one of
the most beautiful and interesting minerals available and very popular among mineral collectors. It is also used as a flux in the smelting of metallic ores such as steel, or in the manufacture of certain glasses, enamels and porcelains. Clear and colorless fluorite is sometimes used in optical equipment, but as this quality is rare in nature it is usually produced synthetically. Fluorite is also used as a source of fluorine for hydrofluoric acid and fluorinated water. The element fluorine also gets its name from fluorite.
Clear and Purple: Objectivity; clears the way for new things, uplifting, aura cleanse, Third Eye, eyesight, sinuses; repels colds. Enhances other gems.
Green: Stills mind and heart, harmonizes and recharges all Chakra. Green Fluorite is a valuable helper in grounding excess energies.
Blue: Throat, nose, ears, soothing; helps Karmic impasses to become resolved, atonement relieved.
Yellow: Focus, cooperation, group alignment. Yttrium: Lavender, well-being, serenity,peace, connection with universe/God/eternal life force.
Clusters: lowers work/life stress (helpful on your desk), great for group therapy, teachings, meditation, yoga practice or any other types of group settings. Bring Universal clarity, unity and streams Universal energies.
Pyramid: Aligns spirit with physical plane, inner with outer
awareness, and 2 sides/brain; Crown Chakra, illuminating karmic lessons.
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Properties: The lightning stone, fulgurites are some of the most powerful stones and along with the power of prayer, they can help to manifest one's visions. Fulgurites have a high-frequency vibration and seem to hold a clear, strong resonance with the powerful electrical force that created them. Their extreme "lightning energy" is believed to be the touch of the Divine. This energy, which now resides in them, acts as a magnifier of one's clearer intention, building a powerful resonance between oneself and the powers of the higher Universe.
Fulgurites are powerful stones for grounding. Their energy can be used to arouse the Kundalini forces at the Root Chakra and move through each Chakra at every level of our light body, purifying and cleansing the entire system. The empowering energy from this stone opens the higher Chakras to Divine energy. It opens and clears the psychic and intuitive senses, encourages our sense of creativity and inner power, allows for assistance with divine prophecy and helps one in rapidly connecting with the frequency of the Universal truth through prayer or meditation. Fulgurite has shown to help one to experience major breakthroughs when kept close and to release habitual patterns that no longer serve us. This a particularly beneficial stone for healers, teachers, psychics and channelers as well as others who need to accurately relay information and guidance from the higher realm. Fulgurite can quickly clear negative patterns from the emotional body and assist in clearing all forms of anger and confusion within relationships. Fulgurite is also excellent at shedding light on the karmic aspects of relationships with others in your life. This stone attunes to both gemini and virgo.
Folk Remedies: Fulgurite has been used for healing blockages and strengthening blood flow in the extremities and capillaries. It is a beneficial stone for strengthening muscles and tissues of the body. Use fulgurite to activate the thymus, improve the immune system, and to balance the nervous systems of the physical and etheric bodies.
Feng Shui: Use in the North area for career and lifepath, in the Southwest for relationships and the West for creativity.
Crystal Cleansing: Keep away from water and heat, as this electrically charged sand will fall apart if you rearrange it's structure.
History: Fulgurite is the name given to fused Quartz, Si02, which has been struck by lightning and melting sand or rock. The best known fulgurites are found in quartz sand, where the fulgurite take the form of tubes, sometimes exceeding a half inch or more in diameter. This type of formation is called sand fulgurite. As the lightning strikes the Earth and courses downward through the sand, the sand is instantly super heated, melted and fused together. After cooling, hard hollow tubes can be located beneath the surface of the sand, generally decreasing in diameter and sometimes branching as they descend, sometimes extending for several feet. The outer surfaces sand fulgurites are often rough with adhering, unfused Quartz sand grains. The inner surfaces and openings of the tubes are usually smooth and glassy, in some specimens resembling an applied glaze, sometimes with blister-like bubbling present. Rock fulgurites are formed when lightning strikes the surface of a rock, melting and fusing the surface, and sometimes the interior of the rock. The melting point of Si02 is 2950oF. The color of the glassy, fused Si02 varies from pale gray, to smoky gray, to shiny black. The name fulgurite is from the Latin word "fulgur" meaning lightning.
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Properties: This stone symbolizes faith, love, devotion and trust. Garnet is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore, garnet is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and balancing out anger that is held in and not expressed. Therefore, garnet is good for those who have anger issues directed to themselves, NOT for those who spew anger like venom or attack others with their anger (think orange or yellow stones for this condition)!
Garnet is a stone of passion. It is given as a gift of love's attraction, a gift of estranged love or a gift of quick return. Red represent love and helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct.
When Garnet is used in conjunction with the pituitary gland, can help provide past-life information. Should be placed on the center of the forehead. If carried around in the pocket and then placed on the forehead of another person, closer ties will form with that individual. Garnet is a stone of commitment.
Garnet has been used for protection against the perils of travel. It encourages a strength and therefore, personal power, which increases success, a victorious attitude and sparks the energies of creativity through our kundalini starting at the base of the Root Chakra. Garnet's emotional connection makes it most effective when placed at the 2nd or Sacral/Spleen Chakra. Known to balance out sexual energy by both increasing libido or decreasing sexual addiction. Garnet is known in Indian mythology for persistence, stamina and energizing the Kundalini fire (our fire of eternal metamorphosis).
Garnet is a good stone to have around for emotional drama, traumatic crisis or when you feel backed into a corner with no way out. Garnet will show you the way out. It is the perfect stone for clearing the Emotional Layer of the Aura. Utilize its strong support energy. Anyone dealing with depression, should always carry a piece of garnet with them as it encourages feelings of joy, hope and will power. Its fiery color drives away fatigue and stimulates the imagination.
Folk Remedies: Emotional states are connected to the water element, which are connected to the cycles of the moon and tides and therefore, has a strong relationship to a women's menstrual cycle. Therefore, garnet works well with blood issues. It was believed to be helpful with problems of poor blood circulation and strengthens the heart both in a physical manner and metaphysical approach. Garnet warms and energizes physically (and emotionally) when treating arthritis, frostbite, paralysis and is a good grounding stone. It is a remedy stone for exhaustion, low blood pressure, detoxing and strengthening blood, muscles, kidneys, gallstones. Stimulates life force and sexuality, hormone balance, antibodies, fertility,
and brings vitality during the catabolic process. Hidegard Von Bingen prescribed garnet to strengthen the heart. Avoid if excess anger, impatience, high blood pressure, heat, or inflammation. Used for the assimilation of vitamins and minerals.
Feng Shui: Garnet should be used in the Northwest corner for travel or in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection, in the North for personal journeys, victory and success, and in the Southwest for partnership (always use two stones here).
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History: Garnet, K (SiO4)3 + another metal, this stone ranges in color from deep emerald green through yellow, brown, and red (interestingly enough, never blue). They each have a different name according to color. (See below). Common to the US, but found all over the world. Garnet comes from the latin word "granum" meaning grain or seed-like. This name was derived from the tiny little seed like stones resembling pomegranate seeds, often made into jewelry. Dating as far back as the 3100 B.C.E. in Egypt where garnet was crafted into beautiful jewelry and beads for clothing, crowns and dinnerware. In the bible, garnet is mentioned as one of the 12 stones in the Breastplate of Aaron. It was believed to be used by Noah, crafted into a lantern, which lead the ark through long, dark nights. The ancient Greeks used garnet in its red form and the Persians considered it the "royal stone" carving the faces of their kings in the stone. Garnet was considered a traveler's stone, warning anyone who carried the stone of danger unseen.
Garnet's shapes and colors:
Round represent love and helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct. Square-cut Garnets help bring about business opportunities and filter out concerns that are not one's own. Rectangular shapes aid in the matter of intellect or the earth.
Almandine: red, orange-red with brown, purple-red: regenerative, absorbant, strength, stamina, deep love.
Andradite: black, green, yellow: dynamic, flexibility, stimulates creativity, and attracts what you need most in your relationship.
Grossulante: brown, green, orange-yellow, white, yellow: good for going with the flow, enhances fertility, assimilation and works with bone disorders.
Hessontie: orange to brown: gets rid of quilt, inferiority and low self esteem/respect. Opens intuition and psychic abilities. Used for astral travel.
Hessonite is a stone that is said to bring peace. Hessonite has the ancient name of Gomed, is attuned to scorpio and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with rahu, the north ascending node of the moon.
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Melanite: black: allows one to speak the truth by unblocking the heart and throat. Grounding stone used for overcoming a lack of love in any situation.
Pyrope: red, orange-red, purple-red: restores vitality, charisma, creativity, and stability. It aligns the Root and Crown chakras together.
Rhodolite: purple and red-purple: works best at the Third eye and Crown chakras for stimulating intuition, contemplation, inspiration and enhances healthy sexuality, alleviating frigidity.
Spessartite: orange-brown, red-orange, yellow, yellow-brown: imparts willingness to help others, stimulates the heart chakra, enhances the analytical process and the rational mind.
Uvarovite:varieties of green: promotes individuality, strengthens the heart chakra, brings one back to nature and helps one experience peace and solitude.
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Geodes are spherical stones containing cavities lined with crystalline structure growing towards the center. It usually contains quartz, amethyst, citrine, or clacite. Facilitates astral travel and assistance in the pursuits of mathamatics. Allow one to both recognize and analyze the decision-making process. Allows freedom to shape one's future, connection to the higher planes, stimulates communication skills. Used in the treatment of hands, lungs and nervous disorders. These are special geodes that you can crack yourself to discover crystals inside!
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Properties: An excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, especially on Solar plexus and Heart Chakra. Strengthens meridians, nerve system, digestion. Positively charged with warming sun energy. Often worn by teachers/healers, especially after much self-healing (addictions, childhood...) Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts/emotions/energy (Greed too). Yang. Pink = Gold + copper. Lovingness, warmth, spirituality. Amplifies gem effects. White: Combines sun and moon's energy, thus higher conductor and amplifier. A regenerator, helping one renew oneself. Works on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. It benefits the nervous system and improves the ability of the nerves to transmit information in the most efficient manner. Helps digestion and helps the body in the proper assimilation of food. Benefits the circulatory system and blood. Helps control hormonal and chemical imbalances. Can be of great importance to individuals with degenerative diseases, such as heart disease or arthritis. Helps the brain work more efficiently. It works well with all crystals and gemstones. Can be used in conjunction with Copper and Silver, which aid in boosting its abilities in specific instances. Gold settings: Gold is ruled by the Sun a masculine planet, and therefore imparts a more assertive energy to crystals & minerals that are mounted in it.
Folk Remedies: In medieval times, gold was often seen as beneficial for the health, in the belief that something so rare and beautiful could not be anything but healthy. Even some modern esotericists and forms of alternative medicine assign metallic gold a healing power. Some gold salts do have anti-inflammatory properties and are used as pharmaceuticals in the treatment of arthritis and other similar conditions. Gold based injections have been explored as a means to help to reduce the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculosis. However, only salts and radioisotopes of gold are of pharmacological value, as elemental (metallic) gold is inert to all chemicals it encounters inside the body. Gold alloys are used in restorative dentistry, Colloidal gold preparations (suspensions of gold nanoparticles) in water are intensely red-colored, and can be made with tightly controlled particle sizes up to a few tens of nanometers across by reduction of gold chloride with citrate or ascorbate ions. Colloidal gold is used in research applications in medicine, biology and materials science.
Feng Shui: Use this metal works well in the Center area for balance and Southeast for prosperity.
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History: Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au from the Latin: aurum "gold") and an atomic number of 79. Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history. Besides its widespread monetary and symbolic functions, gold has many practical uses in dentistry, electronics, and other fields. It's high malleability, ductility, resistance to corrosion and most other chemical reactions, and conductivity of electricity led to many uses of gold, including electric wiring, colored-glass production and even gold leaf.
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Properties: Goldstone is a man-made stone, just a type of glass with glittery metallic material in it. Its sparkle is due to flecks of copper. Called the stone of ambition and drive, and as such is said to help attain one's goals.It is a valid classification, as it has many properties of NATURAL glasses, such as obsidian which are modified by its being man-made and having been doped with additives. Originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. Gently uplifting, mildly helpful to Solar plexus Chakra. Goldstone is also said to help one stay calm and stabilize the emotions. It can be used as an energy generator and can deflect unwanted energies, making it used as a protection stone. It is also used for long distance healing and revitalizing one's energy field. Goldstone allows an increased flow of energy to channel through the sender. This makes it a great reiki stone, for it allows this energy to flow by emanating it from the senders hands.
Not particularly known as a luck stone, green goldstone is fascinating. It is a stone I cannot seem to take my eyes off. Goldstone is a man-made stone, a type of glass that sparkles due to flecks of copper. Called the stone of ambition and drive, it is said to help attain one's goals. It is for this indirect connection that I love carrying it around as my personal good luck stone!
Folk Remedies: Helps to reduce stomach tension, protects the center of the body. Goldstone also has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones and eases arthritis pain.
Feng Shui: Goldstone (brown, gold, yellow) can be placed in the Center area of your home or work environment as it will help calm over excitability and promote a sense of well being. Also use (black or blue) goldstone in the North (Career) area or (green or purple) goldstone in the Wealth/Prosperity area.
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History: Goldstone is actually a man-made glass with flecks of copper suspended in it, which give it the sparkles. Goldstone was originally created by French monks, and in time the secret was lost. Another story had goldstone being (re)discovered or recreated in the 17th century when Venetian glass maker Vincenzo Miotti was credited with the invention of goldstone. The island of Murano, part of Venice, has been a center of glass making in Italy for centuries. As a major trade good, glass artists were discouraged from leaving and their techniques were safely guarded. Goldstone was especially prized by the Chinese, who called it jinxing boli, “gold star glass”. It remained a trade secret until the process was disclosed during the early 19th century. Goldstone is a popular material because of its beauty as well as its metaphysical properties lore. Goldstone was known historically as aventurine glass, from its Italian name avventurina, “accidental”, from the root avventura meaning “by luck, chance, or risk”. The name may refer to the random nature of its spangles or the difficulty in producing it.
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Properties: The elemental powers of water and earth, ocean tumbled
granite is a unique stone combining the elements of the sea with the deep rooted foundations of the earth! These stones are often full of shiny, light reflecting drusies. This stone is a great balancer of
water and earth (emotions and practicality). Earth helps water to keep its deep emotions in check.
This incredible stone works on both the Base/Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra as it grounds unstable or unsure emotions. Therefore, granite is wonderful for allowing for increased protection and abundance. This stone works well on skepticism. It
allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Ocean tumbled granite in particular helps us to see and understand the big picture. So it
shows us to look past the little puddles in our lives and focus on an ocean of opportunity and advancement!
Folk Remedies: Granite has been used to strengthen the hair and
ailments associated with face and head.
Feng Shui: Granite is used in the Northeast area for self
cultivation, in the Southwest area for partners and relationships and the Center area grounding, good health and for dispersing negative energy throughout the room.
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History: Granite (SiO2) (Al2O3) is composed primarily of quartz and feldspar. It also may contain Orthoclase, which is a form of feldspar which can form in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and
tabular inclusions. Granite is an igneous rock and is formed from magma. Granitic magma has many potential origins but it must intrude other rocks. Most granite intrusions are at depth within the crust. Granite has been honored by many cultures, particularly the Aboriginal and Mayan cultures, as a sacred and powerful stone. The Egyptians incorporated granite in many of their pyramids. The Red Pyramid of Egypt, named for the light blood red hue, has exposed granite on its surface. The Menkaure's Pyramid was constructed of limestone and granite blocks. The Great Pyramid of Giza contains a huge granite sarcophagus made of "Red Aswan Granite."
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Aka Salt. Salt is one of the easiest most effective remedies on the planet! Sea salt, a salt obtained by evaporating seawater, is used in cooking and cosmetics. Salt is also found in the desert. Its mineral content gives it a different taste from table salt, which is usually sodium chloride refined from mined rock salt (halite), or refined from sea salt. Table salt may contain anti- caking agents and additives such as the dietary supplement iodides. Areas that produce specialized sea salt include the Cayman Islands, France, Ireland, Sicily and Apulia in Italy, and Maine and Cape Cod in the United States. Salt is essential for life and you cannot live without it. There are enormous differences between the standard, refined table and cooking salt and healthy natural salt. The differences can have a major impact on your health. Halite (the "Salt of Kings") was believed to purify the air and purify the skin. Absorb its radiating joy with every bath enjoyed with this stone or add it to any room for a cleansing atmosphere.
Atacama Desert Halite: The Atacama Desert of northern Chile is the driest desert on Earth in which, aridity not only formed the halite deposits, but has also preserved them almost unaltered. These deposits are largely composed of Ca sulphate and halite. This special white salt is only waiting for the moment to have its inherent stored energy and its bio-photon content set free, by adding water to it. Place some healing salt in a hot bath. Heat magnifies the natural healing properties of the salt. The salt will dissipate slowly, prolonging your enjoyment.
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Hawk's Eye/Falcon's Eye:
Properties: This stone, also called Falcon's Eye helps us to gain perspective, to see (and face) situations fully. Hawk's Eye is the stone of vision, insight and psychic awareness. It allows us to see the overview clearly and unflinchingly, as from a Hawk's eyes. This stone is often used to balance pessimistic behavior and therefore dissolves negative energy and the thought patterns associated with it. This "all seeing stone" allows perspective on any situation and it can help gently attune the Third Eye and will enhance psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. It helps us to look at an emotional block that may be buried deep in our psyche. This versatile stone can be used to heal earth energy and helps us to become grounded when used at the Root Chakra. This stone should be used for those who want to blame others for their problems and are not able to look at their problems directly. Hawk's Eye can be found in colors including:
Blue: Deepens meditation. helps us see the truth (self, others, situations) in order to grow. It can help gently attune the Third Eye and will enhance psychic abilities.
Gray: is the color of individuals. It gives off the impression that you are self-sufficient and have good self-control and prefer to be uninvolved. Gray is associated with independence, self-reliance, and acts as a shield from influence. However, gray gives off a negative feeling and can make a person who is around this color frequently, feel lonely and self-critical. Gray takes on many of the characteristics of black and white since it is a combination of the two.
Green: Helps strengthen the heart and our emotional connections between the Heart Chakra and our mind. This has a strong connection to nature.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for improving circulation, bowel movements, legs and a psychosomatic feeling of a stiff neck, frozen shoulder or pit in the throat (Plum Pit Qi).
Feng Shui:Hawk's Eye is used primarily in the Southeast (Wealth) corner as it attracts abundance.
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History: Hawk's Eye is a variation of the quartz family, (SiO2). When quartz becomes imbedded between the fibers of crocidolite, the process results in two crystals; blue, green, gray crystals called Hawks Eye or the golden brown crystal called Tigers Eye. Found primarily in mines in South Africa, it has recently been more and more difficult to get tiger's eye here. Alternative mines include those from Griqualand West. Hawk's Eye (and its variations) where used by Roman soldiers in battle for protection. It's appearance was thought to be all seeing due to its appearance as the "eyes of a hawk or falcon".
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Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.
Folk Remedies: Hematite is associated with the Spleen, blood, and cleansing. The iron in this mineral has a strong effect on the blood. Used in supporting the kidney's blood-cleansing function. Recommended for those with anemia. Helps in tissue regeneration. Hematite is given to those who need to regroup after jet lag, stress, birth and anesthesia. Hematite aids absorption of iron in the small intestines and benefits all fluid functions in the body.
Feng Shui: Used in the Center area for balancing and grounding, in the Southeast for self worth and in the Northeast area for self-cultivation.
Crystal Cleansing: Do not cleanse this stone in water. Be careful as this stone will retain a "salt blemish" if washed in salt. Use method 1
History: Hematite is silver-gray metallic, which is an iron ore (iron oxide Fe2O3). Found in the US, Brazil, and Canada. Hematite is derived from the Greek word meaning "blood". In soft powder or sedimentary form, this crystal is called "red ocher". Egyptians used hematite to calm hysteria and anxiety and was used for amulets. Roman soldiers wore it for protection. The Chinese see hematite as being more Yang in nature. Native Americans used red ochre for ceremonies and for war paint.
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Properties: These clear crystals closely resemble Diamonds but are really Quartz. Considered a "Dream stone", they are used in meditation or under your pillow to enhance visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall. Most effective on the Brow and Crown Chakra therefore, this stone shifts the brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness. Amplifies and stores thoughts, energy; and can be used as a bridge to stimulate energy flow up through the Chakra centers, opening the Brow and Crown Chakra for a strong, clear channel for psychic readings and meditation. This stone helps you choose a direction to follow that will offer the path of least resistance. They contain a store of ecological memory that can be utilized by a person who can tune into the energy. Can also guide you in remembering your own past-life experiences.
Folk Remedies: This crystal Help to increase (raise) the energy levels of those handling the stone as well as the healing qualities of other stones. Very useful in helping to lessen the pressures of day-to-day life and the stress and tension-related diseases that can result. They help you recognize the signs of stress before it can do physical damage. Strongly recommended to use with Amethyst (recall, dream stone), Rose Quartz (heart felt desires) and Hematite (to ground and focus).
Feng Shui: Herkimer Diamond is used primarily anywhere to help clear and move energy where there is stagnation. Used in the Northeast direction for wisdom and self-knowledge, in the East for community and in the Southwest for drawing relationships closer.
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History: First found in Herkimer, New York, this special clear quartz.(SiO2) was first thought to be a diamond due to its brilliance. It encourages stabilization and a dynamic exchange of energy. Cleanse this stone often.
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Properties: This crystal is used to "release the energies that bound us" including conceit, anger and jealousy. The constraints that hold us down can affect our will power held in our Solar Plexus Chakra and Heart Chakra. Heulandite is a stone used when dealing with a grief and sense of loss. It helps to neutralize distressing thoughts.
This is a stone offered at midnight on New Year's eve as it is helpful in discovering the old and the new, bringing the synergy of them together to achieve the best of both. It is a stone that helps one to increase their openness and willingness to become a more centered and loving person. As a tool for psychic development, heulandite is used for past-life recall in addition to accessing ancient Atlantean/Lemurian information. This crystal is associated with sagittarius.
Folk Remedies: Heulandite can assist with weight loss (obesity), balance issues and inner ear problems, foot issues, and respiration.
Feng Shui: Works in any area or in your life, which needs an emotional lift. It helps with any negative direction where better choices or openess is needed.
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History: Heulandite, (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36.12H2O is in the mineral family of zeolites whose crystals have been grown aboard the space shuttle. This stone has been found in a variety of colors including white, brown, green, peach, pink and more. Heulandite was first separated from stilbite by August Breithaupt in 1818, and named by him "euzeolite" (meaning beautiful zeolite); independently, in 1822, H. J. Brooke arrived at the same result, giving the name heulandite, after the mineral collector, Henry Heuland (1778-1856). Heulandite occurs with stilbite and other zeolites in the amygdaloidal cavities of basaltic volcanic rocks, and occasionally in gneiss and hydrothermal veins.
It is one of the stones that is said to bring one ancient mystical information from Atlantis/Lemuria including techniques and traditions.
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Properties: Pure Himalayan Pink Salt is hand-mined in the Himalayan Mountains. This salt is known for its unique healing properties. According to the Global Healing Center, "this salt's unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb them."
Folk Remedies: Himalayan pink salt naturally generate beautiful ions, which improve air quality and health. Place a few chunks in a bowl and place the bowl in any room in the house. Most of us live in home environments surrounded by computers, microwaves, air conditioners and other electronc appliances. These lifestyle conveniences emit excessive amounts of positive ions into the air we breathe, often resulting in mental and physical exhaustion. Counteract the excess by using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. Place a chunk of sea salt in a hot bath. Heat magnifies the natural healing properties of the salt. The chunk will dissipate slowly, lasting for a couple of baths. Himalayan pink salt adds exquisite flavor and enhances the texture of a wide range of foods, including meats, fish, poultry and vegetables, including recipes featuring chocolate.
Feng Shui: Use this crystal in the Center area for health, balance, well-being.
History: Himalayan salt is a marketing term for Halite (commonly known as rock salt). Made up primarily of sodium chloride NaCl and trace elements such as sulfur, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron.
The salt sometimes comes out in a reddish or pink color, with some crystals having an off-white to transparent color. Himalayan Salt is the most beneficial, cleanest salt available on the planet. It was formed about 250 million years ago where the energy of the sun dried up the original, primal sea. This crystal salt is absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean. It contains all the elements found in our bodies. This special salt is only waiting for the moment to have its inherent stored energy and its bio-photon content set free, by adding water to it. Such crystalline brine is a pure ocean of energy. Today, alternative health therapists and European doctors are successfully applying the ancient knowledge of "Sole" or Brine water, derived from combining Himalayan Sea Salt with good quality distilled or spring water. This natural salt has been exposed to enormous pressure for millions of years. This pressure was the cause of the formation of this crystal salt. The higher the compression, the more perfect its crystalline structure, and its inherent information/energy, giving these rock crystals the most perfect geometric structure found. In this crystal salt, the elements are available in such tiny particles (colloidal size) that they can be easily absorbed by the human cells and metabolized. Himalayan salt was once called "King Salt" because it was reserved for Royalty. Click here and learn all about the healing remedies with Sea Salt.
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Properties: The stone of emotional expression, howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage calm communication by combining reason with patience and observation. Howlite gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety and emotional intensity due to emotional imbalance. Howlite works by helping one to build decency of character. It shows us how to be less selfish, confrontational and less critical. This is a good stone to help eliminate rage and anger. Howlite increases action, dissolves hesitation as it encourages ambition towards one's goals. Although this stone in white in pure form, Howlite is most effective on the HeartChakra center, bringing greater gentleness, patience and tact. Howlite has been used in the past for astral traveling and accessing past lives. It has a strong spiritual connection to the past, as it can lead you to a stronger spiritual future. This can be done by placing the stone at the Third EyeChakra. It therefore makes for a wonderful meditation stone. Howlite is an extremely calming stone. It is useful for anxiety that keeps you up at night due to an overactive mind. Its soothing energies still the mind and is very helpful for mindful meditation.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is a recommended stone for bones, teeth, and other calcium aspects of the body. It has been known to treat soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains and contusions, while helping with pain management. Use Howlite as an elixir or essence for insomnia. The stone can be placed under your pillow as well. Use howlite in a grid around your bed to also help with poor sleep issues, especially those caused by over thinking.
Feng Shui: Howlite is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Southeast direction, in the Center for balance and spirituality and in the Northeast for wisdom.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: Howlite, calcium borosilicate hydroxide (Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5), is a borate mineral. Howlite was discovered near Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1868 by Henry How (1828 - 1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist. How was alerted to the unknown mineral by miners in a gypsum quarry, who found it to be a nuisance. He called the new mineral silico-boro-calcite; it was given the name howlite shortly thereafter. The most common form of howlite is irregular nodules, sometimes resembling cauliflower. Crystals of howlite are rare, having been found in only a couple localities worldwide. Crystals were first reported from Tick Canyon, California, and later at Iona, Nova Scotia. The nodules are white with fine grey or black veins in an erratic, often web-like pattern, opaque with a sub-vitreous luster. The crystals at Iona are colorless, white or brown and are often translucent or transparent. Its structure is monoclinic with a Mohs hardness of 3.5 and lacks regular cleavage. Howlite is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewelry components. Howlite is sometimes called "white buffalo turquoise" or "white buffalo stone."
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Properties: Considered the "stone of rest", due to their deep, embedded energy source, hypersthene is essential for anyone recovering from illness or who has been overburdened by life stressors, feeling "tired but wired" or for anyone experiencing fatigue due to excessive worry. This stone will cloak the aura in a field of protection and invisibility. It gives you a sense of being hidden from the world in order for your deep recharging to take place. Hypersthene is a great meditation stone as it assists in relaxing and grounding, so that you may reconnect with what you feel you have lost or given up.
Folk Remedies: Hypersthene will help those with sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep maintenance insomnia, to be able to actually go into a deep sleep state for longer periods of time so that the mind and body can restore what is needed much more than usual. This stone has a soft, smokey and very deep blue aura which shows its relaxing and restoring qualities well.
Feng Shui: Use in the Center area for health, wellness and balance. This stone also works well in the Northeast area of Knowledge/Skills, the Southeast area of Wealth, Prosperity, Opportunity and in the West area of Children, Creativity.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8
History: Hypersthene (Mg, Fe)SiO3 comes from the Greek word hyper meaning "above" and stenos meaning "power" and translates to over strength. Hypersthene is found in both igneous and some metamorphic rocks, as well as in both stoney and iron meteorites. Hypersthene is the name given to the mineral when a significant amount of both enstatite and ferrosilite are pesent. Also known locally as Labrador-hornblende or Paulite, due to large amounts mined off the island of Paul, located near the coast of Labrador. Labradorite-hypersthene is also called Norite.
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Properties: This light green version of serpentine, possesses a gentle and tranquil energy, used as an all purpose and multi-talented healing stone. The most impressive attributes of this stone focus on the past. It is used to integrate past, present and future experiences. It holds to task, its ability to focus on exploring and coming to terms with, past relationships, past ordeals and even past lives. This stone leads to contact with angelic guidance. When used in meditation, it can help an individual to discover their particular spirit healer or guides. Infinite is useful in shamanic journeying. Infinite stone draws out negativity that is manifested within our bodies, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Infinite is placed on the Throat Chakra in order to help us confront anyone from our past, speak about our past or confront past issues we tend to carry into our present situation. It assists in bringing our higher vibrations in order, dispersing negative energy and clears the surrounding environment. Infinite can be used to inspire change and improve our understandings from the past in order to improve our future. Use Infinite for finding lost objects. Infinite helps to evolve one's sense of self-control, allowing one to release control over others in order to better maintain control over one's own life.
Folk Remedies: Infinite is a powerful healer that draws out pain. Make an elixir with this stone to apply to all pain issues. Serpentine is known for treating skin disorders and Infinite has a powerful, yet gentle approach, working on skin issues that a forceful method may not necessarily resolve. It is also a good stone for treating muscular skeletal pain and menstrual problems. Infinite is known to soothe the
blood and can have a profound effect upon blood pressure.
Feng Shui: Infinite is used in the Center/Health position to encourage good health and create balance and calm. Use it in the Northeast area for self cultivation and wisdom, in the Southwest area for partners, love and relationships (use in pairs) and for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in any room to also attract change into your space.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8 (Be careful as this stone should not be left in sunlight for a long period).
History: Infinite (Mg 6 [(OH)10/Si4O10] +Al, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni) has been worn as an amulet to protect those from snakebite during ancient times. It was used for centuries to redirect poison, in the belief that venomous creatures are kept at bay when Infinite is carried, or their poison extracted/rendered harmless. This stone is believed to be discovered by Steven Rosley in South Africa after which, he asked healers to meditate on the stone. Based on the healers impressions and intuitive thoughts, he appropriately named the stone Infinite, due to its infinite healing possibilities.
Special Note: these particular tumblestones were used by Andrew in a solemn spiritual ceremony in Paris. They were divined at a burial mandala for the infamous spiritist, Allan Kardec. You can read more about Andrew's Lunch with Allan Kardec!
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Clear bluish-lavender. Opens a light pathway from Throat Chakra up through Crown. Truth, simplicity, imagery, peace. Living at higher awareness level.
Iolite is considered a very strong "Shaman" stone, and can stimulate visions. Alcohol/addiction detoxificator, sobriety. A newer stone recently more available. Iolite is one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, and spiritual activities. It can open one to psychic talents and expand them, and is excellent for use on the third eye and crown chakras. It can also enhance curiosity. It is also an excellent stone for meditation and astral travel. It helps one grow spiritually in a peaceful approach. Iolite is also said to help build relationships.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8 (up to one hour in the sun).
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