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Crystal and Gemstone Therapy

Healing Crystals and Gemstones are one of the most beautiful, mystical and profound "energy medicine" tools, which have been used for centuries throughout all cultures, religions and empires. Crystals bring amazing benefits to the healing arena! Andrew has one of the most extensive collections of crystals and crystal information on the Internet.
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Crystal Dictionary of Metaphysical Meanings


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Properties: The ancient Chinese culture has revered Jade for centuries. Jade is considered the health, wealth and longevity stone. Traditionally, Jade symbolizes the Five Virtues of Humanity : wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage. Therefore, it is used for emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, courage, wisdom, justice, mercy. Jade is known as androgynous, therefore it is considered having a gentle, steady pulse of healing energy. Jade is found in different colors and can be used on the appropriate Chakra based on its color. Properties common to all colors of Jade include its ability to mellow one's existence. Helps one rid themselves of negative thoughts and energy. Very beneficial to the heart in both physical and spiritual senses. It is a very protective stone and will keep its wearer out of harm's way. Jade bounds us to our earth energies and physical instincts. Jade is a humbling stone. See also Nephrite.

Folk Remedies: Jade works with the lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification, nervous system. While all Jade has some healing influence, each color relates more specifically to certain ailments or organs. Strengthens the body's filtration and cleansing systems and assists in the removal of toxins.

Feng Shui: Jade is used in positive directions for longevity and a good life. Used in the Center area for harmony and balance, in the Northeast area for wisdom and in the Southwest area for love and partnership. (Be sure to use two stones together in this area, never one or three).

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: There are two varieties of Jade, Jadeite (NaAlSi2O6) and Nephrite (Ca2[MgFe]5Si8O22[OH]2. Nephrite is quite similar to Jadeite in its healing abilities, but its colors are creamier and less translucent than Jadeite; Nephrite is the more commonly found variety. Jade may come in a variety of colors, green, blue, black, violet, white, yellow and a reddish and brownish variety. Each with its own slightly different use.

Blue Jade: A peaceful and passive energy source. Helps people who meditate to relax and gain an inner serenity. A quiet teacher of patience and slow, steady progress. It is a wonderful stone to give to people who feel restricted or overcome by situations beyond their control.

Brown Jade: A stone that connects us tot he earth. A good stone to use to help settle matters of the home or to adjust to a new environment.

Green Jade: Most common. Very calming to the nervous system. The color green is representative of life or growth. Helps one channel passions in a constructive way, making expressions of love easier.

Lavender Jade: In touch with the emotions. Beneficial to people who have been hurt by love or need to discover the gentleness within themselves. Can help one learn restraint and subtlety in matters of emotional importance.

Lemurian Jade:

Properties: Whenever there is a need for shift of consciousness, there are new stones unearthed somewhere, as if by magic! How fortunate we are to live in a time when we have such influence over our destiny and awareness of what the earth can offer to assist us! A Lemurian Jade is one of these (rare) stones. Discovered underneath a copper mine in Peru, this dark, seemingly dense mineral is actually a combination of minerals: two kinds of jade, chalco pyrite and pyrite, calcite and quartz. Without knowing what this stone was really about, out came the very essence of their meaning: the return of the goddess, the feminine, the intuition, all the inner gifts of our true being. As if to announce the ending of the Age of the Warrior and the beginning to the Age of the Feminine. It is within the dark, density of this stone that one can find the nurturing of the Mother, embracing the often hidden aspects of our personality.

Not only does this new stone initiate the 'new dream', offering all of us an opportunity the set out how we see the new reality unfolding on our planet, but the minerals included also help to heal the residual old dream patterns. Meditating with this warm and nurturing stone will help to envision the new dream, for our world and for all of us. Allow this stone in whatever shape or form, to release old memory patterns that hold you back from your own future. Invite the Goddess into your life, to soften the harshness projected onto you daily thoughts. Softness does not mean weakness! In martial arts, the highest complement one can offer another is to say they have no corners. The softness and nurturing of this stone will attest to the idea that living without corners can be empowering and strengthen your spiritual quest. (information courtesy of JaneAnn Dow, Ph.D. and her article Lemurian Jade)
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Red Jade: A passionate and active stone. Caution is advised here: it can have such a stimulating influence that the wearer becomes agitated and feels the need to express anger. It can help you extract those feelings and come to terms with them. Use Red Jade to blow off steam, to release tension.

White or Cream Jade: Helps one direct their energy to its most advantageous outlet. Helps filter out distraction and allows you to envision the best result of a given situation. Also suggested for the eyes.

Yellow and Orange Jade: Both are similar enough to be considered together. Both impart the gift of joy and happiness. They teach the interconnectedness of all beings. Help organs that process food and waste in our bodies.
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Properties: This stone is a methodical and meticulous worker of practical, down to earth solutions, promoting organizational abilities and courage to assertively tackle a variety of problems. This explains why jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action. It has the ability to foster and nurture and its energy is used for grounding and protection. This reputation of being a supreme nurturer is evident in the way it can sustain and support us through times of stress. It can benefit us with support during prolonged illness and has the ability to re-energize both the etheric body and the physical body. Jasper resonates with our bodies since it is a microcrystalline variety of quartz, therefore this is the reason why it brings tranquility and wholeness when it is around us. It balances yin and yang. Considered more effective if it is used for long periods of time because it works slowly. Use this stone when you wish to encourage honesty within yourself. Jasper has been used to prolong sexual pleasure, especially, red, black and orange jasper. Each color of Jasper has additional, specific qualities when used alone. Jasper is very effective when use on the Root Chakra. Jasper has an affinity to Leo, Virgo and Scorpio.

Folk Remedies: Jasper is a general tissue regeneration; mineral assimilation; and general healing. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, which also includes radiation. Darker colors are more grounding. Suggested to be used for elixirs because it will not over-stimulate any part of the body. Jasper works well in conjunction with Opals. Recommended for executives as an assist in quick thinking. Also helps them endure stress. Jasper can benefit most with direct contact to the skin.

Feng Shui: Jasper is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Center for balance and grounding and in the West for children, in the Southwest (as a pair) for relationships and in the East for community and family.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: Jasper is chalcedony (SiO2) quartz. Multicolored due to impurities, which will turn the stone yellow, orange, brown and green, are the most popular colors. Jasper has additional metaphysical properties based on its color and specific qualities based on its mineral formation, such as the addition of iron in red jasper or ocean jasper, found close to the sea. Jasper stone was used in ancient Persia and Syria as jewelry, bowls and adornments. Native American traditions use jasper for connecting with the spirit world and for protection when traveling.
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Brown Jasper aka Picture Jasper:

Picture Jasper encourages ecological awareness, therefore, it benefits ailments that result from environmental pollution. Boosts the immune system and assist in extracting pollutants and toxins from the body. Helps one find stability and balance. It contains a message and/or picture" from the past. Picture Jasper is a stone of proportion and harmony and stimulates creative visualization. It helps to bring hidden thoughts and feelings including grief, fear, love, hope to the surface, to be released. Brings comfort and alleviates fear. Keep in mind that this process takes some time since Jaspers work slowly. Well suited for use by people who wish to relive past events through regression or analysis.

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Dalmation Jasper:

also known as "Dalmation Stone", is a grounding stone, in terms of the Earth and in reality. It removes disillusionment, helping one to see their strengths and weaknesses more clearly. Dalmatian stone brings a sense of fun to one's life and helps to increase loyalty in relationships. It purifies the blood and boosts the immune system.
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Desert Jasper:

Properties: Considered the "stone of fire", Desert Jasper AKA: Polychrome Jasper, is known to spark and re-energize your life and it's true passions! It encompasses the element of the desert and fire energies, such as passionate emotions, the birth of ideas, concepts and the power of physical energy. Jasper, in general is the stone of grounding, balancing and stable energies. Desert jasper is enhanced by its opulent color patterns and spectrum of minerals, which give it is extra drive, exuberance, and vitality. It's fire element embraces the energy of heat, action, emotion and sex. It allows us to both sides of your emotional spectrum, which is feel alive and potent as well as, reckless and destructive. Considered more effective if it is used for long periods of time because it works slowly. Depending on its colors, it can emulate the spectrum of the Chakra, but first and foremost, it is a stone of the Root Chakra. Additional colors in the stone, will resonate with that particular color associated with the Chakra energy fields. Polychrome Jasper is a fairly new find from Madagascar. Discovered in 2006 while searching for Ocean Jasper, geologists named it for it's multi-colored facade emulating the many nuances of the desert landscape. Desert jasper is a chalcedony which develops in massive formations.
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Dragon's Blood Jasper:

AKA Dragon Stone is is a magical stone designed by nature and capturing a rich "dragon green" matrix (epidote) that is dotted with deep red drops of "dragon's blood" (really, red piedmontite). This is the stone of for perception and personal power. Energetically, this crystal is helpful for enhancing our vital Qi or life force energy. It is a stone for strength and courage. Due to its coloring it is also associated with the Heart Chakra. It therefore, brings the etheric body's lower energies, the physical, emotional and ego body to meet and match the benevolence of the Heart energy. This stone helps one find the powers of love, forgiveness and compassion, the exact energies used to tame the "inner dragon". As with all jasper stones, dragon stone works steadily rather than rapidly. This stone is a methodical and meticulous worker of practical, down to earth solutions, hence the red piedmontite. The exceptional mineral make-up, makes this stone one of the most powerful and dynamic of the stones in this family.
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Green Jasper aka Fancy Jasper:

Is used for Respiratory/Heart Chakra work. Especially suited to tempering aspects of your life that have taken on too great an importance. Works as a gentle daily reminder that the whole is only the result of all the parts. Works best on ailments of the upper torso, digestive tract, and the cleansing organs.
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Mookaite Jasper: See Mookaite.

Ocean Jasper:

Ocean Jasper is produced from only one mine near Marovato, Madagascar. The deposit, being located at the edge of the ocean, can only be seen and collected at low tide. This remote area has no roads so the material must be transported to civilization by boat. Technically considered "Orbicular Jasper" in reference to its colorful orbs, some have adopted the name "Moon Jewel Jasper." But "Ocean Jasper" seems most fitting, as it was found right along the shore. Orbicular jasper's distinctive patterns are made up of round or spherical inclusions of contrasting colors floating in solid jasper. The orbs can range in diameter from a millimeter to a centimeter, and frequently show a particularly dramatic concentric banding. How orbicular jasper forms is still a scientific mystery. This stone helps one to accept responsibilities, develop patience and help with circular breathing during meditation. Orbicular Jasper allows for nutritional stabilization, to improve digestion and assist in detoxification and elimination.
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Red Jasper:

This stone works much like Bloodstone in its link to the circulatory system. Beneficial in battling diseases of the blood and detoxifying blood-rich organs like the liver. It helps bring problems to light before they are a threat. Also used for protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds. Red Jasper can be used at the Root Chakra and represents Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation. Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. The color for the root chakra is red and it is grounded with your power. Red stones are considered projecting stones and are used to destroy disease, strengthen conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Dense, heavy, and/or opaque.
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Yellow Jasper:

Yellow Jasper can be used at the Solar Plexus Chakra and represents Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition. This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. This stone can be used to reduce travel sickness. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. It is your center of will. Yellow stones are considered projecting stones and are used to destroy disease, strengthen conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Yellow jasper beneficial to the endocrine glands and the cleansing organs. Makes one feel stronger and in better physical condition. Yellow for stomach, intestines, liver, spleen areas. earthy grounding. Also used for communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, digestion, nervous system, skin problems, breathing disorders.
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Properties: Jet is a form of petrified wood similar to coal, though much harder. This stone has absorbing qualities. Helps draw out negative energy. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. Therefore, that is why this black stone, it relates to the Root Chakra, the center that connects us to our earth energy. The Root chakra is connected to survival and our trust in the physical world, and in one's own body. Recommended for stimulating psychic experience and guiding one in the quest for spiritual enlightenment. If worn, it should be set in silver. Jet has been used as a protective stone in life's physical journeys. It's known as a traveler's amulet, and the wives of sailors often burnt it to protect their husbands while they were at sea. Jet has been known historically, to also protect from scorpions and snake bites, especially when the stone is wore over the heart. Jet has been used to help soothe the pain of both a broken heart due to seperation or the loss or death of a relative or loved one. In the past, this protection stone has been used to ward against enemies, evil spirits, witchcraft and harmful magic spells.

Folk Remedies: Helps control mood swings and fights deep depression. Jet is a very light weight stone. This stone helps one to realize how life's burdens can be "light weight" if we allow them to be. "Lifting the weight off your shoulders" is the goal of this stone. The main physical ailments that have been treated by Jet are arthritis and inflammation of the joints. Jet has also been used to treat bronchitits, colds and flu and headaches.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for calming and harmony, in the South for enlightening, in the North for personal journeys or Northeast in order to help with self cultivation.

Crystal Cleansing: This stone should be cleansed in dry sea salt one night and on rock crystal the next. Do not cleanse or charge this stone in sunlight or in water. If you prefer not to use dry sea salt, you can cleanse this stone, or any other crystal by passing it through wafting incense.

History: Jet is a (C) carbon based stone. Jet is actually of plant based materials compressed over time. This "low grade" form of coal, called lignite getting its name from the Latin word, lignum meaning wood. Jet has a close relationship to amber, both mineralogically and energetically. As they both come from being fossilized from resin. Often considered the black amber, this stone when rubbed with a cloth, will build up an electrical charge, attracting pieces of dust or paper, similar to amber. This stone has a long history of use. It was often associated with protection in the afterlife among both the Egyptian and Pueblo people. This stone can be traced back to the ancient times when the Romans mined this stone from Asia Minor in a town referred to as Gagates and the river Gagas Jet was used for ornamentation since the Bronze Age. Mined in the area of York, England since 1500 B.C.E used for jewelry. Used in throughout Spain and Europe for jewelry and talisman, Jet was carved into rosary beads and religious sculptures. It is used as a protective stone in the North American Indian culture. It was shaped into prayer beads and is still used for religious purpose by those of several Native American cultures. If worn, it should be set in silver.
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Kundalini Quartz:: (See Kundalini Quartz under Q)


Properties: Kunzite is a powerful, high level stone. It is used against negative energy and empowers positive and loving thoughts. Most effective on the Heart Chakra , it opens the emotional heart and spiritual heart. It represents unconditional lovingness and compassion. Used for healing abuse, loss, addictions. Kunzite helps those who suffer from inner turmoil and helps to find the balance between reason and feeling. This heart soothing stone increases tolerance and the ability to deal with anxiety associated with criticism from others. This stone clears emotional debris and is exceptional for panic attacks. Helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self and oneness. Kunzite is also used on the Brow and Crown Chakra for the reason that it deepens altered states: psychic readings, healing...being centered emotionally and spiritually. Strengthens healers and teachers.

This unique stone represents the yin and yang aspects of the heart. You will find a duality here. It is used against negative energy (yin) and empowers positive, loving thoughts (yang). Most effective on the Heart Chakra, it opens the emotional heart (yin) and spiritual heart (yang). Like it's association with the Angel Shekinah who is known in many forms based on specific religions. In Kabbalah, Shekinah is known as the female (yin) manifestation of God (yang). Kunzite has two versions. The pale, pink stone that represents spiritual, unconditional love (yin) and Hiddenite, the pale green stone that represents gentle heart healing (yang). Kunzite helps those who suffer from inner turmoil and helps to find the balance between feeling (yin) and reasoning (yang). This heart soothing stone increases tolerance and the ability to deal with anxiety associated with criticism from others. This stone clears emotional debris and is exceptional for panic attacks. Helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self and oneness.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for reducing depression, mood swings, stress, radiation. Used extensively by the medical profession for psychiatric disorders. Good for the circulatory system and the lungs. A soothing stone that can help you adjust to the pressures of modern life.

Feng Shui: Kunzite is used in the North for personal growth and journeys and in the Northeast direction for self-cultivation and for removing obstacles.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: A member of the Spodumene family with lithium. Pink, clear in color (the green version is called Hiddenite). Kunzite (LiAlSi2O6) gets its color from manganese. Kunzite has been dubbed the evening stone due to the fact that it fades in bright sunlight. In addition to being pleochroic, it is sometimes phosphorescent.
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Properties: Kyanite is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. The healing benefits depend on the color it comes in. Blue Kyanite is most effective when placed on the Throat Chakra in order to open the throat for communication and self expression. On the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra, it enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness and meditation. Kyanite is used to answer questions, especially in imagery, such as in vision, dreams or written interpretations. It brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts and visualization. Black Kyanite is best used for grounding and balance at the Root Chakra. This is where it gets its "Mother Earth" reputation.

Folk Remedies: This stone is know for restoring energy balance and quickly creating tranquility due to the fact that it is an energy conduit.

Feng Shui: This stone is most often found in light blue and black, which are both the colors representing Winter, as well as water. Used in the Center direction, according to its "Mother Earth" reputation, it is ideal for grounding, balance and spiritual growth. It is also used in the North to create success. If you wish to effect change in your life, use this in the direction you need it most.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: Kyanite (Al2SiO5) is formed from Andalusite, which recrystallizes when either a decrease in the temperature or increase in the pressure occurs during its creation. This splintery stone is most often found in light blue and black and is a variety of the mineral, Disthene.

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Labradorite (Spectrolite):

Properties: Labradorite is the symbol of vitality. This metallic iridescent stone brings forth each person's strengths to share with the world. Helps one find their originality. This stone brings easier, more restful sleep as it has a very calming effect. This also make the stone a great stress reducer. Use as a worry/empowering stone and rub it Watch how beautiful it will sparkle with all the attention. Helps us relate to others. Opens energy flow to the Solar plexus and Brow Chakra and whatever other centers are most in need. This crystal is still evolving along with us. At the Solar plexus Chakra it gives power. At the Brow Chakra it encourage deep insight, psychic ability and focused intuition. Brings great clarity. Use it to stimulate the memory and impulse imagination. Labradorite has an "umbrella effect" when it comes to energy. It is used for deflecting bad energies away from its user, preventing energy leakage and helps by forming a barrier or umbrella around the user, protecting the aura. It protects the user from psychic debris and past life angst that can come up in the mind of its owner. This stone dispels illusions and goes direct to the matters or issues that are brought up during your relationship with the stone. Anyone can benefit from Labradortie, when they are going through change. This assists in easing any transformation, allowing one to engage their higher level of consciousness in the process.

Folk Remedies: Labradorite is used to stabilize the body's immune system, therefore, it is often associated with stimulating the thymus gland and is used for treating colds. This stone is very effective in healing bone issues associated with both rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis. It helps with problems of the spinal column, joints and bone related pain.

Feng Shui: This stone can be used in the Southeast for resources, in the South for success and reputation and Northeast for self-cultivation.

Crystal Cleansing: Fragile, avoid salt cleansing. As this stone gets used, it will become cloudy. It should be placed in mineral water and put in the sun for several days.

History: The most famous deposits of Labradorite are found in Labrador, Canada. Discovered there at the end of the eighteenth century, this spectrolite stone Na[AlSi3O8]/CalAl2Si2O8+Fe K, Ba, Sr, is from the Plagioclase feldspar family, disperses iridescent varieties of color called labradorescence. Frequently found with quartz, this stone is used in modern architecture as highly polished, iridescent reflecting stones. Varieties of this stone are found in Greenland, Italy, Finland and Scandinavia. In the state of Maine, the Algonkian tribe used this stone as early as the year 1000. It is often confused with opal.

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Lapis Lazuli:

Properties: Lapis Lazuli is the stone of ancient knowledge and wisdom. Lapis resonates on a very high, harmonious level as it brings peace and deeper understanding when looking inward. It therefore, encourages inner self-knowledge, encourages self-awareness and will show you inner truth, when you really choose to look. A wonderful stone to work with for self-acceptance. It's deep blue color is like looking deep into an ocean of possibilities providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality seeking balance.

Lapis encourages creativity. It opens one up to self-expression, stimulating objectivity, clarity and self-realization. When used at the Throat Chakra, Lapis will help you in speaking the truth and therefore, inspires confidence. By speaking your feelings and emotions, it often allows for greater self-expression and revelation, especially when it does no harm. It helps balance the function of the thyroid gland while strengthening the neck and vocal cords.

Lapis promotes clear understanding through the power of intuition. When applied to the Third Eye Chakra, this stone helps to open up the ability for psychic attunement. Lapis makes this center more aware or responsive to our own insightful nature. Your mission, as an adult, is to start trusting this insight. Lapis is a stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks. It shelters the wearer like a shield. Lapis is a powerful thought amplifier and is helpful in aligning all the elements of the body and mind. Can guide you in the direction of mental and spiritual purity.

Folk Remedies: Historically, lapis has been beneficial to the respiratory system, especially the throat and lungs. It has been used as a stone for detoxing and cleansing the organs and the nervous system. A good stone for blood purification and for boosting the immunity. Lapis has been used over the centuries for relieving stress and anxiety, as well as related symptoms of restlessness, insomnia, nervousness and depression.

Feng Shui: This is a great stone for the Center area for health and balance. Use in the Northeast area for Skill and Knowledge.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1

History: Lapis Lazuli,(Na,Ca)8(AlSiO4)6(S,SO4,Cl), is a relatively rare semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color. The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite (25% to 40%), a feldspathoid silicate mineral. Most lapis lazuli also contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue), and pyrite (metallic yellow). Lapis is the Latin word for "stone" and lazuli is the genitive form of the medieval latin lazulum, which means "heaven" or "sky". It is the "stone of heaven" or "sky stone". Lapis lazuli was being mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan as early as the 3rd millennium BC and has been found as far east as Lake Baikal in Siberia. Lapis jewelry has been found at Pre-dynastic Egyptian tombs and sites and ancient Sumerian sites, as well as, at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania in West Africa. Lapis lazuli is found in limestone in the Kokcha River valley of Badakhshan province in northeastern Afghanistan, where the Sar-e-Sang mine deposits have been worked for more than 6,000 years.
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Properties: A gentle, soft, sky-blue Caribbean healer. Larimar brings tranquility of sea and air to heart and mind. Soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life and changes with love. Beneficial for self-expression, patience, acceptance, simplicity, creativity and artwork. Especially helps with creativity When this stone has red spots it helps gentle people to be assertive.

Folk Remedies: A Cooling stone, it draws out inflammation, fevers, sunburn and heat. Very good for the Throat Chakra. (shoulder, thyroid, nose). Pleasantly uplifts the heart and eases stress.

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 - 8

History: Larimar is an extremely rare gemstone that has been found in only one location: in a mountainous, relatively inaccessible region of the Dominican Republic overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This gemstone first surfaced in 1974, although the inhabitants of the region and their ancestors have long been aware of the stone. Legend has it that they used to simply collect these stones on the beach, but one day they couldn't find anymore. They went to explore upstream, and came upon a rock formation that seemed to be the source of this blue precious stone. The name Larimar was given to the stone by a Dominican, Miguel Mendez, who combined his daughter's name LARIssa, with MAR, the Spanish word for sea. The stone is also called the Atlantis Stone, since a wise prophet once claimed that the Dominican Republic was part of the lost continent of Atlantis, an association that has been affirmed by various spiritual and metaphysical authorities.
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Larvikite: (See Black Moonstone )

Lava Rocks:

Properties: The elemental powers of fire and earth, lava rocks are rich in minerals from deep in the earth's core. Born of fire, these molten creations raise to the surface and become porous creations of earth. Fire is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It was commonly associated with the qualities of energy, assertiveness, and passion, while earth was commonly associated with qualities of practicality, restraint and materialism.

Lava rocks embrace both elements. These red and black lava rocks are a wonderful tool for the Root Chakra. The can be used for grounding, protection and making a connection to the earth. They allow us to "root" scattered energy, find focus and bring balance to our center by embracing practicality. Lava is a rock formed from magma erupted from a volcano. It is an igneous rock of volcanic origin. It's "primal energies" are evident from spending so much time deep in the Earth's core in a molten state before it is formed upon Earth's entry. This stone is beneficial when your 1st Root as well as the fire of the 2nd Spleen Chakra are energetically weak. They encourage stimulation.

Folk Remedies: This stone has the nurturing power of Mother Earth. It has been used for centuries as a colorant for clothes and body paint. Considered a fiery fertility stone, it was often given to woman who had issues of infertility or poor libido. Also, this stone was given to men on their way to war or when there was a local dispute between clans.

Feng Shui: Red lava is used in the area of Fame and Recognition as well as the Relationship area. Black lava is used in the area of Career and Life Path as well as the Helpful People and Travel areas.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 -3 and method 5 - 8,

History: Volcanic rocks are among the most common rock types on Earth's surface, particularly in the oceans. On land, they are very common at plate boundaries and in flood basalt provinces. Most modern petrologists classify igneous rocks including volcanic rocks by their chemistry when dealing with their origin. Most volcanic rocks share a number of common minerals. Differentiation of volcanic rocks tends to increase the silica (SiO2) content mainly by fractional crystallization. Occasionally, a magma may pick up crystals that crystallized from another magma; these crystals are called xenocrysts. Diamonds found in kimberlites are rare but well-known xenocrysts; the kimberlites do not create the diamonds, but pick them up and transport them to the surface of the Earth.

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Properties: This is the stone of rebirth. Useful for transitions in life. Helpful in times of stress and coping with stress therefore, creating calm and relaxation. Lepidolite is used to help ease the transition from addiction. Gently eases intensity of our emotional feelings, mood swings, depression, manic-depression, worry, and anxiety. Brings hope, relief, gentleness, self-love, patience, self-forgiveness, unworried sleep, mental/emotional balance, and well-being. This stone is particularly good for students as it is helpful for studying, learning, manifesting, change and awareness. This stone is used for self-criticism, when we become down on ourselves, lepidolite allows us to see for ourselves who we really are and the potential that lies within us. To enjoy the benefits from this stone, meditate with it in your hands on a daily basis. Lepidolite balances Brow Chakra with new spiritual love. It speeds up decision making, stimulating the intellect and encouraging independence and free and clear thinking. Scanning this stone around the Aura will allow you to locate discomfort and dis-ease anywhere in the energy field.

Folk Remedies: Since lepidolite is a lithium-mica stone it is useful mood swing, bi-polar disorders, treating the master gland and immune system, skin, DNA. This stone is good for creating calm sleep, relieving exhaustion and soothes the body through detoxification. This is the stone to assist in better digestion. Because of its mineral make-up, lepidolite has been used over the centuries for menopause, Alzheimer's, sick building syndrome, allergies and epilepsy. As a generator of negative ions, this stone can clean up negativity. Place this stone on or near a computer to clear electromagnetic pollution and computer stress. This stone assists in astral travel, shamanic work and spiritual journeys. Farmers and gardeners have used lepidolite for producing more abundant crops. Lepidolite will cleanse the atmosphere after quarrels between two people.

Feng Shui: Lepidolite is used in the Center area for harmony and balance, in the North area for personal journeys and in the Northeast area for self worth, cultivation, knowledge and wisdom.

Crystal Cleansing: This stone should not be cleansed in salt water due to its fragile nature. Use method 1

History: Lepidolite (KLi2Al(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2 is a lithium-mica. It is high in lithium and was originally mined for the mineral. Solid lavender to soft pink and sparkly, this stone is a member of the monoclinic group, measuring 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This stone was originally called "lilalite" when first discovered in the eighteenth century due to its lilac color. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium.
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Properties: Limestone is an assisting stone used to enhance healing properties, encourages purification, reminds us of our innocence, grounds and centers us and entices positive thoughts. Due to its grounding make-up of clay, sand, organic remains, iron oxide and other materials, many limestones exhibit different colors, especially on weathered surfaces. Therefore, the color of the limestone can help assist with colors of the Auric field and Chakra centers. Red and tan stones for the Base or Root Chakra, orange for the Sacral/Spleen Chakra and so on. Limestone is the root of many crystals including, agate, calcite, dolomite, lapis and Septarian, just to name a few. Therefore, it takes on the metaphysical properties of its additional minerals. This is why limestone is such a mult-dimensional stone.

Folk Remedies: Limestone is a healing stone beneficial to overall health and well being. It gives relief for muscle spasms, nurtures, grounds and works primarily well on the Root Chakra.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for health, overall wellness and balance.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 and method 5 - 8

History: Limestone is a sedimentary rock. Like most other sedimentary rocks, limestone forms in shallow, calm, warm marine waters and is composed of grains. Most grains in limestone are skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera. Other carbonate grains comprising limestones are ooids, peloids, intraclasts, and extraclasts. These organisms secrete shells made of aragonite or calcite, and leave these shells behind after the organisms die. Limestone often contains variable amounts of silica in the form of chert

Chert is often a mix of chalcedony, flint, jasper, or varying amounts of clay, silt and sand carried in by rivers. Because of impurities, such as clay, sand, organic remains, iron oxide and other materials, many limestones exhibit different colors, especially on weathered surfaces.Their biological origin is often revealed in the rock by the presence of fossils. Limestone is partially soluble, especially in acid, and therefore forms many erosion land forms. These include limestone pavements, pot holes, cenotes, caves and gorges. Such erosion landscapes are known as karsts. During regional metamorphism that occurs during the mountain building process, limestone recrystallizes into marble.

Crystals of calcite, quartz, dolomite or barite may line small cavities in the rock. When conditions are right for precipitation, calcite forms mineral coatings that cement the existing rock grains together, or it can fill fractures.

Chalk is a soft limestone with a very fine texture that is usually white or light gray in color. It is formed mainly from the calcareous shell remains of microscopic marine organisms such as foraminifers or the calcareous remains from numerous types of marine algae.

Coquina is a poorly consolidated limestone composed of pieces of coral or shells. It often forms on beaches where wave action segregates shell fragments of similar size.

Lithographic Limestone is a dense limestone with a very fine and very uniform grain size that occurs in thin beds that separate easily to form a very smooth surface.

Oolitic Limestone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate "oolites", small spheres formed by the concentric precipitation of calcium carbonate on a sand grain or shell fragment.

Travertine is a banded, compact variety of limestone formed along streams, particularly where there are waterfalls and around hot or cold springs. Calcium carbonate is deposited where evaporation of the water leaves a solution supersaturated with the chemical constituents of calcite.

Tufa is a limestone produced by precipitation of calcium-laden waters at a hot spring, lake shore or waterfalls.
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Lodestone: also called (Magnetite, Iron.)

Metallic black, natural magnet. Related to (and works like) hematite for grounding, clear thinking, focus (detail work, decisions, etc.). Electromagnetically pulls toxic blocks and pain from energy meridians, pancreas, and lower glands. The Chinese are said to have been aware of some of the effects of magnetism as early as 2600 B.C. They observed that stones similar to magnetite, when freely suspended, had a tendency to assume a nearly north and south direction. Because of the directional quality of these stones, they were later referred to as lodestones or leading stones.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1
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Properties: This stone has a steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. Malachite when placed on the brow: Stimulates physical and psychic vision, concentration. For heart and solar plexus centers. Malachite promotes growth and builds strength, both emotionally and physically. It draws out deep anxieties, unwanted fears and psychosomatic issues teaching us to take responsibility for our own actions. Protects well by powerfully cleaning the auric field, rapidly absorbing undesirable energies, including: computer, TV, and other radiation, etc. Place in the 4 corners of a room to cleanse carpet toxins/gases. Clean very frequently -- daily if possible! . Often variegated and is one of the basic ores of Copper. Malachite magnifies both the negative and positive aspects of it user so it is useful if your mood is definitely on the upswing.

Folk Remedies: Stomach, liver, kidney stones, lungs, immune system, radiation, MS, circulation. Powerful healer with azurite or chrysocolla for healing: Releases and draws out pain, inflammation, depression, anger; heals blocks. It is useful for relaxation and neurological disorders as well as tissue regeneration. It is said to awaken healing qualities and useful in fighting mental illnesses. Said to stimulate the optic nerve, help the pancreas, spleen, parathyroid, and help dyslexia. People living near nuclear power plants should keep pieces of Malachite in their homes, since Malachite may expel plutonium. A warning: Malachite in raw form has dust particles that are highly toxic and their ingestion should be avoided.

Crystal Cleansing: This stone should be cleansed (cleared/discharged) of negative energy by wrapping it in a handkerchief and leaving it overnight on dry tumblestones. To charge, place malachite among quartz crystal.

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Malachite/Azurite: A natural blending of two beneficial stones. Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. A blue-green stone that is helpful to anyone. Malachite has the ability to draw out positive or negative energy, and Azurite is soothing and calming to the spirit. Together they have the ability to neutralize energy and produce a sense of calm. Sleep will improve and you will be better able to interpret your dreams


Silver-gray metallic, it is an iron ore which is iron oxide (like Hematite) . Marcasite is iron sulfide. One of the most grounding of all stones (Root Chakra.) Condenses scatteredness, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, helps with concentration, better memory and practicality, as it helps with studying. A benefical stone for improving bookkeeping, detailed work and sound sleeping. Builds confidence, will power and boldness. Egyptians used it also to calm hysteria and anxiety. Yang in nature, this stone helps us adjust to being physical. It can deflect negativity. It helps one regroup after jet lag, stress, birthing and anesthesia.

Marcasite nodules (see boji stones) 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. See Boji Stones.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 . These stones should never be cleansed in water. They can be brushed clean with a soft bristle brush. You can charge these stones in a bowl of hematite and quartz.
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Properties: This mineral is used to provide both clarity and states of "suspension" in both meditation and tantric activities. Provides for strength of self control and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity. Marble can provide the "good common sense" in matters of the home, heart and one's constitution. Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stablility and structure both in the physical and emotional mind. Marble may inspire your artistic endeavours, just as it inspired great sculptors to unlock this stone's mystery.

Picasso Marble (or Picasso Stone) is sometimes called Picasso Jasper. It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also promotes weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.

Ruin Marble is a kind of limestone or marble that contains light and dark patterns, giving it the impression of a ruined cityscape. Ruin Marble provides the additional power of connecting with intellectual states of mind and knowledge.

Folk Remedies: A cleansing stone that is beneficial for the blood, skin, and cleansing systems. Used very often in the fields of naturopathy and homeopathy for its balancing qualities.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for grounding, balance, security. Use also in the 4 corners of your home to stabilize any issues of weakness or insecurity.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 and method 5 - 8

History: Marble (CaCO3) is considered a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists have used the term marble to refer to morphed limestone. A common and plentiful stone, generally found in the US, Italy, and Greece. It can be found in shades of white, brown, yellow, red, green, gray and black. The word "marble" derives from the Greek word meaning crystalline rock, or shining stone perhaps from the verb marmairo, meaning "to flash, sparkle, or gleam". When metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains, the resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals.

Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite. The characteristic swirls of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, or iron oxides which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone.

Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities and the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.

Most marble is given its name, based on the location it is found in, for instance, Carrara marble is from Carrara, Italy, Creole marble is from Pickens County, Georgia, Sienna marble is from Sienna, Tuscany or Vermont marble is from Proctor, Vermont. As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects, marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste. Its extremely varied and colorful patterns make it a favorite decorative material.
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Properties: This mystical stone is a combination of manganese oxide with inclusions of both potassium and barium. This particular variety occurs in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Associated by name, after the great wizard, Merlin, who was King Arthur's legendary mentor, this stone is considered the Stone of Self-Mastery. It exhibits traits of duality: black and white, day and night, light and dark. Merlinite waves its wand of energy in order to communication with the Archetypal energies within nature itself, including the plant kingdom, mineral kingdom, animal spirits and the elemental allies, such as the fey folk, pixies, dryads and gnomes. This stone encourages the world of dreams and dreaming, teaching us the fundamental of mysticism, past incarnations and recollections. Wonderful stone to use at Samhain, as it eloquently lifts the veil between the spiritual and the physical planes assisting in contacting souls who have passed over. It opens one's energy field to its innate capacity to serve as a channel for manifestation. It has the ability, as a good mentor would, to teach us to influence outer elemental processes in order to help empower our lives.

The manganese present in Merlinite, makes it a rare version of this stone with tiny, druzy quartz crystals. This is a good reason why mystical Merlinite conjures up the reference as a stone of magic, wizards and alchemy. It encourages our connection with spirit and assists in our own spiritual growth. Symbolically, it's black and white coloring is said to blend heaven and earth vibrations, allowing one access to multiple realms. It allows for a connective relationship between ourselves our environment. It enhance our organizational skills. Merlinite can help us to remain both open and approachable allowing us to access the akashic records, to bring magic into our lives, draw on the powers of the elements and to embrace our inner shaman, witch or medicine man! Merlinite is therefore associated with the intuitive Third Eye Chakra and universal knowledge, therefore, its connection with the astrological sign of Pisces.

Folk Remedies: Historically, this stone was used to help treat blood circulatory disorders and assist in regulating insulin production. Merlinite was considered a stone to help treat pneumonia and balance mucus membranes. It was used for treating skin inflammatory disorders by making an elixir or placing on the skin.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in Skills/Knowledge area, the Career area and Helpful People/Travel areas in your home, office or sacred space.

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History: Merlinite is a trade name for opalized white chalcedony which is included with Psilomelane. Psilomelane is an obsolete group name for hard black manganese oxides. Since it incorporates many different minerals and in varying quantities such as braunite, coronadite, hausmanite, manganite, pyrolusite hollandite, cryptomelane, romanechite, potassium and barium... the manganese present in Merlinite, makes it a rare version of this stone with tiny, druzy quartz crystals. This stone also goes under the names of Dendritic Opal or Dendritic Agate.
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Properties: Meteorites are usually a solid, dull, mottled, brownish to black stone. The Non-iron varieties help with, greater awareness and are believed to possibly have some connection to extraterrestrial life. Odd/unusual energy, best used by those drawn to them. Some believe that since meteorites are in tune with the energies of the cosmos, they are therefore more capable of raising our energies to a Universal level. Others believe that that since they have no connection to Earth, meteorites can in no way influence our lives. Perhaps a reasonable way to approach this stone is to try and tune into its energy on an intuitive level and decide whether or not it would play a good role in your life. (This is a good rule for all stones or gems of the Earth as well).

The meteorites that have iron in them are actually attracted to magnets. Additionally, magnetic meteorites attract and repel energies and are use for sedation. It acts as a grounding stone. because of it magnetic charge, it may temporarily align the Chakra, as well as stimulate the the subtle auric and etheric bodies. It assists in telepathy, meditation and visualization. They can provide stability and balance including balancing the intellect and our emotion state. It brings a balanced perspective and trust in your own intuition. Try using it to alleviate negativity such as fear, anger and grief. Itbbrings positive qualities such as tenacity and endurance.

Folk Remedies: The meteorite with iron can increase blood flow and circulation and this is how it can help speed up the healing process and alleviate pain. The human body contain a magnetic charge that is essential for it to function. Meteorites with iron are very good for arthritis and joint pain. They can also be directly bandaged onto an affected area or onto acupressure points.

Feng Shui: Used in the Skills and Knowledge area for gathering wisdom, in the Career area for stability and balance and in the area for Helpful People and Travel.

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History: Meteorites are a natural object originating in outer space that survives impact with the Earth's surface. Most meteorites derive from small astronomical objects called meteoroids, but are also produced by impacts of asteroids. Meteorites that are recovered after being observed as they fall to Earth are called falls. There are approximately 1,200 witnessed falls showing up as specimens in the world's collections. All other meteorites are known as finds. There are over 39,000 documented meteorite finds. Meteorite classifications are divided into groups according to their structure, chemical, isotopic composition and mineralogy. Traditionally, they are divided into three categories: stony meteorites (or rocks), are mainly composed of silicate minerals; iron meteorites are composed of metallic iron-nickel; and, stony-iron meteorites contain both metallic and rocky material. Most meteorites are stony meteorites, classed as chondrites (about 86% of the meteorites that fall on Earth are chondrites) AND achondrites (about 8% of the meteorites that fall on Earth are achondrites). The rarest are stony-iron meteorites, (only 6% of meteorites are stony-iron meteorites). Meteorites are always named for the places they were found.

Throughout the centuries, meteors were seen as sacred objects by different cultures and civilizations. Spectacular meteorite showers and falls of meteorites have always captured the human imagination, creating fear and inspiration in everyone who has witnesses these event. Captured in records by the Chinese astronomers over 3,000 years ago, meteorites have shown up throughout history in paintings, drawn into ancient stone and as astrological omens, signs or prophecies. Recent theories have come to light that the Star of Bethlehem may have even been a meteorite (or comet).

Some of the most famous meteorites include The Hoba meteorite, the largest meteorite ever found. It still lies where it was found in 1920 at Hoba Farm, near Grootfontein in Namibia. The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains approximately 400 km from Vladivostock on the morning of February 12, 1947. The Orgueil meteorite landed near Orgueil in southern France on May the 14th 1864. This meteorite was classified as carbonaceous chondrite and it is the largest of only seven meteorites on that type ever found.

Campo del Cielo, which means, Field of the Sky, meteorites were first reported there in 1576. Carbon dating of charcoal wood fragments taken from beneath the meteorite, indicated it fell to earth around 2,200 BC. The crater field is 2 miles wide by 12 miles long with 26 craters. These meteorites hit the earth's atmosphere traveling up to 150,000 miles per hour, landing in the Chaco Province of northern Argentina. These particular meteorites are composed of 93% iron, 6% nickel, 0.5% cobalt with trace minerals of phosphorus, iridum, gallium and germanium.

The Tunguska event, or Tunguska blast was an enormous explosion that occurred near the Tunguska River in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, June 30, 1908.The explosion is believed to have been caused by the exploding burst of a large meteoroid or comet 3-6 miles above the Earth's surface.

Some of the most famous craters caused by meteorites include Barringer Meteor Crater, Odessa Meteor Crater, Wabar craters, and Wolfe Creek crater; iron meteorites are found in association with all of these craters. Currently, there are 170 known craters all over the Earth according to the University of New Brunswick, that is constantly maintaining and updating its database.
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Mochi Balls:

Properties: Mochi Balls are made of iron and sandstone. These stones offer insight, as they are able to sharpen the eye of its owner, bringing knowledge of what is natural and right. They bring inner peace and harmony to those who embrace them. Said to be used to contact extra-terrestrials, they are used for visioning and for journeys. Needing no special care, they act as a protector when placed in one's environment. They synthesis male/female duality, liberate one's nature and help to recognize and understand the self. They realign the energy centers, relieve energy blockage, stimulate Qi energy, and ground, center and balance. Wondeful as meditation stones.

Folk Remedies: Moqui marbles have been used to treat physical instabilities in the veins, muscles, arteries and bone loss. Believed to be helpful in RNA/DNA balancing, immune system stimulating and cellular renewal.

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.

History: Also called Moqui Ball, Mochi Marbles or Shaman Stones these ancient stones were named after a Native American tribe who live in the Moqui Desert. The abundant concretions found in the Navajo Sandstone consist of sandstone cemented together by hematite (Fe2O3), and goethite (FeOOH). The iron forming these concretions came from the breakdown of iron-bearing silicate minerals by weathering of Sandstone to form iron oxide coatings on other grains. This iron shell or coating, protects the sandstone in the center. The stones would have many uses including using these balls for sport, similar to marbles. Sacred among the Shamanic members of ancient tribes, they were also used in rituals of healing or they would throw then into the sacred fires and watch them explode. These strange ironstone concretions are found at the base of the Navajo Sandstone formations and were believed to be stones from the heart of the earth! Translated as meaning, faithful darlings, these stones could often be seperated as "female energy stones", which are round, smooth and spherical and "male energy stones", which are flatter, rough and disc-like. These concretions are regarded as terrestrial analogues of the hematite spherules, called alternately Martian blueberries or more technically Martian spherules, which the Opportunity rover found at Meridiani Planum on Mars.
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Properties: Moldavite is a great stone for bringing great change in short periods of time. This stone is used for accessing the higher self working as a catalyst for the inner evolving spirit. It is used to align yourself with the power of the divine. Its divining spiritual nature is believed to come from it extraterrestrial roots. Consider moldavite when you want to bring mental balance, introduce yourself to new experiences and opening your mind. First use this stone over the Heart Chakra, as it will facilitate the pure intentions of the heart and heart center. Bring the stone up to the Brow or Third Eye Chakra when accessing your intuition, psychic insight and stimulation of the pineal gland as it powerfully expands psychic channeling. Finally, use this stone on the Crown Chakra for facilitating altered mind states such as deepening meditation, accessing dreams and assisting in hypnosis. This stone is useful for those who are clairsentience. This form of extra-sensory perception acquires psychic knowledge primarily by means of feeling or touch. Moldavite assists in telepathic access to spiritual laws. It allows for info from higher regions/places to help us and earth to be a healthier and more spiritual person/place. This intense meteorite has been used in helping people incarnating from elsewhere, to be more comfortable here on earth. Note: Moldavite may make some too spacey; be sure to ground yourself after use with a crystal such as hematite. Works well with clear quartz to help understand the information you access from moldavite.

Folk Remedies: This stone has been used over the centuries for reducing asthma, clearing toxin sensitivity, coping with emotional intensity such as anger, grief and fear as well as helping with epilepsy. It therefore assists in bringing those who are emotionally blocked to look at feelings they may not be expressing.

Feng Shui: Moldavite is used primarily anywhere to help bring change and/or balance. Consider using this stone in the Center for balance, health and grounding.

Crystal Cleansing: This stone should be gently cleansed under luke warm water after excessive use. This stone should not be placed in salt water. Use method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8

History: Moldavite was formed 15 million years ago during the impact of a giant meteorite in present-day Nordlinger Ries. This greenish to brown-green variety of tektite was created with the heat of impact. It is believed that the meteorite melted with the earth's surface creating a combination of extraterrestrial matter with that of mother earth! Some splattering of rock was believed to melt by the impact with earth's atmospheric surface temperature and cooled while they were actually airborne. This rare stone is found in the Czech Republic, Germany, Moldova and Bohemia. It was named by A. Dufrnoy. The total amount of Moldavite scattered around the world is estimated at 275 tons. There are now only four moldavite mines that are in full operation in the Czech Republic. It is predicted that in less than ten years from now commercial Moldavite mining will come to an end. After this time, there will be virtually no appreciable amount of gem-grade Moldavite left in the ground.
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Properties: This is the grounding stone of self healing. It centers and roots our etheric energies to Earth. Mookaite physically stabilizes and fortifies our ego, balance emotions and assists with mirroring energy (reflecting back what you need to see.) Therefore, the stone's coloring associates it with the lower Chakra including the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus. Use this stone when you are trying to make a specific decision. Mookaite allows one to be more flexible and therefore, have a new perspective, perception or focus. Its grounding qualities allow for this "awareness of new ideas" as well as the ability to execute it. The warmer the colors (reds, oranges, yellows), the more like an old comforting friend this stone can be to you. When the stone has more yellow to biege tones, it brings more empowerment and strength. These stones help build self esteem. Since it is a grounding stone, it works well when we are dealing with fearful situation or feel we need a little protection. Consider this stone as a meditation stone as mookaite promotes inner calm while simultaneously promoting the desire for change.

Folk Remedies: Known as a healing stone, the stone can be used to focus on someone's health. It is a great crystal for inducing one's self-healing. Particularly effective for boosting and giving strengthens to the immune system, it is often used with additional stones for detoxifying blood. I have seen this stone used in treating water retention and weight gain. As its focus seems to be mostly around the middle and lower Chakra, it is helpful in treat stomach disorders, as well as, hernias.

Feng Shui: This stone works beautifully in the Center area postion, as it represents earth, health, healing and balance.

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History: Mookaite (SiO2) Silicified Porcelanite, is from the Jasper family and comes from Mooka Creek in Western Australia. Also known as mookite or just mook jasper in Australia, these stones surface around the Carnarvon Basin, often near a huge sheep farm near a region called Mooka Station. The local aboriginal tribes have a word, "mooka" which means "running waters". Its reference is to the many fresh water springs that feed Mooka Creek.
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Properties: Moonstone honors the Goddess in all women. This stone helps women (and men) to be more comfortable with their gentler feminine/yin receiving side. This stone is also an excellent remedy for overly aggressive females or for men who need to connect to their more feminine/emotional side. Its connection to the moon has been documented for centuries. Because of its shimmering, glossy nature its color plays off the light as does the moon. Like the moon as it waxes and wanes, this reflective stone allows us the lesson that everything is a part of the cycle of change. Moonstone is considered the stone of new beginnings. Moonstone is most famous for balancing our emotional states. 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, moonstone is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and anxiety. Moonstone helps cool, soothe and calm over-reactions to emotional and personal situations. It allows us greater flexibility and flow with life. Moonstone has been used for protection against the perils of travel. It encourages a lust for life, a youthful attitude and helps us to become comfortable with the aging process and its transitions.

Moonstone's emotional connection makes it most effective when placed at the 2nd or Sacral/Spleen Chakra. Known to be of ancient spiritual significance in its connection to the moon and the intuitive aspect of one's nature, the source of our intuition is often described as our "gut feeling" found at the Solar Plexus Chakra. This energy center deals with the human ego, emotions and self-power. Placing moonstone on the solar plexus helps to show us our old emotional patterns which, we hold on to. It can be used to work on dissolving these patterns that no longer serve us. Although, the Third Eye Chakra is most associated with intuition, the "spark" is what is felt in the area of our solar plexus. This being the biggest nerve center in our body connected to almost all the organs. This is also where the connection between the three lower Chakra interchange with the four higher Chakra energy centers. Therefore, use moonstone to promote your intuitive and empathic nature. Use it also to encourage lucid dreaming, especially at the time of the full moon. It is the perfect stone for the Emotional Layer of the Aura. Moonstone is a great stone for meditation and helping with unconditional love. Since it heightens our understanding of nature and concerns for the environment, it is an essential stone for agriculturists and farmers alike. Moonstone encourages creativity, imagination, inspiration and awareness. It also has been used throughout history to bring good luck.

Black Moonstone: : AKA Larvikite, is a great crystal for finance and prosperity. It will help attract a gradual increase in your finances and you will begin to feel more financial security. Like the new moon, changing to the full moon, black moonstone is symbolic of this "new moon beginning" and the ideal time to plant the seeds of good intentions in order to watch them grow. Black moonstone will help to improve concentration, particularly in frenzied workplaces. Your home and relationships will feel more grounded and settled when black moonstone is in use. It enhances intuition and inner knowing and connects you to understanding your feelings and emotions. Black Moonstone can be used for general psychic protection. Black Moonstone goes well with rainbow moonstone, black obsidian, jet and labradorite. Black moonstone will also help to increase stamina. It is associated with the earth element, the zodiac sign of Aquarius and the Root Chakra. It has been theorized that black moonstone can protect against the effects of x-rays, radiation and electromagnetic energies. This healing crystal is particularly good for the colon, kidneys, liver, spleen and stomach and female reproductive organs. It can also be helpful for stroke recovery and brain function. It can be used for painkilling rituals. Black Moonstone is particularly helpful for animals which have been injured or who have suffered strokes. This crystal can be used to help clumsy or accident prone children.
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Rainbow Moonstone: Being associated with the moon, this stone has always been the stone of love and lovers. It is offered as a "blessing" in Arab countries and encourages fertility. Moonstone is most potent when used in a full moon. Its rainbow properties offer a gentle, calming energy as it strengthen intuition and psychic perception. It enhance creativity and compassion and enlivens inner confidence as it brings balance and harmony into your life. The rainbow effect draws in a spectrum of light, and can help with bringing in uplifting energies to the Aura. It is said to enhance feminine energies. Rainbow moonstone has been said to have the power to grant wishes!
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Folk Remedies: Moonstone promotes the stimulation and free flow of women's hormones and menstrual imbalances, as well as, better lymph circulation. Enhances the intuitive sensitivity via feelings and being less overwhelmed by personal emotions. Moonstone's effect upon the menstrual cycle and reproductive system is powerful. Its power over reproductive imbalance can be useful for situations such as helping to correct infertility and PMS. A gem essence tincture is recommended for fertility for both men and woman to drink over a long period of time. Consider moonstone for an easier pregnancy labor and childbirth. At the time of the full moon or menstruation, women should be aware of their sensitive emotional nature and remove this stone at the onset of her period. May help all parts of the lower torso, which include digestive, cleansing and reproductive organs. This stone is often given as a remedy in a gem essence for insomnia and prevents sleepwalking. Moonstone also stabilizes fluid imbalances and helps to re-set our circadian rhythm.

Feng Shui: Moonstone should be used in the Northwest corner for travel or in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection. Use in the West area for projects and creativity or in the Southwest for love (be sure and use two moonstone here).

Crystal Cleansing: This stone can be cleansed and discharged of negative energy every month after the menstrual cycle is complete. Use method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: Moonstone K (Al Si3 O8) is a semi-translucent stone that is made of albite and orthoclase feldspar. The Arab countries would offer moonstone to large families to encourage fertility. To this day it is sown into women's night gowns or given to carry in their front pockets to promote fertility and smooth menstrual flow. The Chinese culture uses moonstone to balance the power of yin and yang for better health. The Romans saw moonstone as holding the image of the Goddess Diana, allowing its rule over the moon, mother and unconditional love!! The Romans used this stone to make beautiful jewelry, most often in cabochon form.
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Morganite/Pink Beryl:

Related to Emerald and Aquamarine. Clear/soft pink to violet, translucent to clear. Inspires spiritual lovingness, compassion, equality, upliftment, empathy, patience. Spiritual Heart Chakra. Also heart, lungs, breathing, throat, oxygenation. One of the highest frequency stones available.
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Muscovite (MOP): Also known as (MICA) - This crystal appears in sheet-like layers, scales, masses and tabular crystal. It is the reflection stone. It allows one to reflect on their past and present situations and gives one the opportunity to both acknowledge and eliminate any traits one wishes to detach from. Mica provides for clarity in visions and self-reflection. It can be used during fasting times to help reduce hunger, provide energy, relieve dehydration, bring sparkle to the eyes, sheen to the hair, as well as, help in situations of insomnia and excessive sleep as with mononucleosis. Often found as inclusion to granite.

Crystal Cleansing: If this stone changes color, it needs to be cleansed. Massage the stone vigorously under running water. Use method 1 , method 6 and method 8, but for only up to one hour in the sun.

History: Muscovite comes from the local Muscovy (Russia) where in ancient times it was used as glass in buildings. Biotite: is named after J.B. Biot, a French astronomer, physicist and mathematician. Phlogopite: comes from the Greek "phlogopos", meaning "firey-look" from its reddish-brown color. Lepidolite: comes from the Greek "lepidos", meaning "scale", alluding to the scaly conglomerates in which it often forms . Phlogopite and Biotite both dissolve in sulfuric acid. Lepidolite give a RED flame test. Fuchsite: is a variety of muscovite that contains traces of chromium and is colored green. There have been some large finds in Minas Gerais, Brazil, but much of it is miss-labeled as "Fuschite". Common rock forming minerals (all except lepidolite), and can be found in metamorphic rocks, pegmatites, and veins.
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Nephrite: Nephrite is quite similar to Jadeite in its healing abilities, but its colors are creamier and less translucent than Jadeite; Nephrite is the more commonly found variety. Jade may come in a variety of colors, green, blue, black, violet, white, yellow and a reddish and brownish variety. Each with its own slightly different use. Green: Health, wealth, longevity stone. Ancient Chinese used also for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony.

Crystal Cleansing: Only discharge under running water, when needed. Recharge by method 8 but only for a few hours in weak sunlight at either the begining of the day or end of day.

Lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification, nervous system. Androgynous. A gentle, steady energy. Properties include its ability to mellow one's existence. Helps one rid themselves of negative thoughts and energy. Strengthens the body's filtration and cleansing systems and assists in teh removal of toxins. Very beneficial to the heart in both physical and spiritual senses. It is a very protective stone and will keep its wearer out of harm's way.
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Properties: This is a rare stone mined only in Nuuk, Greenland. It is considered the most ancient, as well as, the oldest stones on earth, dating bach some 3 billion years. This luminescent stone has earned the nickname of Sorcerer's or Magician's stone based on its "age and wisdom". It is believed to have an extremely quiet energy until called upon, when it "comes to life" encouraging physical transformation in the body, or an awakening, as opposed to grounding. This very much mirrors the way it layed dormant for billions of years until it was discovered in 1982. Believed to be unearthed when it was "needed the most".

It is used as a stone for protection, giving us a sense of being familiar, open and aware. Nuummite allows us to access our inner gifts of personal strength, empowering intuition and clearing the way for insightful opportunities. Also used as a "gazing stone", Nuummite helps us access our own "magic and self-mastery". Therefore, when we tap into this self-discovery, we are able to dig deep, deep into our "earthly energies" to find what really matters and what connects us to this earthly plane. Hence, its connection to the Earth element. Understanding our "roots" gives us the power to connect to our center or Solar Plexus. Our Solar Plexus is the root of our intuition. This is why Nuummite is most associated with our Root, Solar Plexus and Third Eye Chakra.

Meditation with Nuummite is important, as it helps us with the process of getting familiar with our base and moving up our energy field, "sparking" each crucial energy center as you focus on centering (Root), empowering (Solar Plexus) and intuitive insight (Third Eye)! Nuummite has recently been assigned to the astrological sign of Sagittarius, as it assists in constantly opening new dimensions of thought, ambition and optimism.

The "magical" aspects of this stone do not have to do with its dark qualities from its mineral makeup, but because of its sense of earthly vibrations and connection to our core. It is used to attune with an increasing number of earthly frequencies. This experience helps with the synchronizing of events in our lives. Due to the presence of this stone, synchronicity becomes more obvious, therefore, seemingly random or unrelated events are strongly brought together in a succession of experiences in an order or sequence, making us more aware of the "magic" of everyday life! This positive sense of empowerment gives rise to a new sense of awareness we may have not been accessing! Herein, lies the real magic!

Folk Remedies: All though this stone was only discovered in the 1980s, it has gained a reputation for boosting immunity.

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. It can be used for dispersing negative energy in any room.

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History: Nuummite (Mg2)(Mg5)Si8O22(OH)2, is formed as a result of the transformation of existing rock or metamorphic rock. This Orthorhombic amphibole, also containing anthophyllite. is a mix of pyrite, pyrrhotine, chalcopyrite in a rich matrix of gedrite and anthophyllite. The nearby town of Nuuk, Greenland bestowed this stone its namesake "derived from Nuuk". It's dark brown to black coloring with flex of luminescent silver or pyrite allow it a certain intrigue making it very appealing to locals and healers alike. Nuummite's volcanic origins give it its unique appearance, distinct coloration and healing energies.
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Properties: Obsidian is actually natural glass that is formed when hot lava is submerged in water. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as "the protector". It is said to "mirror one's soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. It is a warm and friendly stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging ones survival instincts and is grounding. Black obsidian brings higher Chakra light into lower ones; cleanses and uplifts. Changes fear into flexibility with the advent of change. Obsidian is used in scrying for divination purposes and often found in mirrors and crystal balls. Obsidian is used for transformation.

Folk Remedies: Obsidian is believed to draw imbalances to the surface and helps to release them. Problems or issues that are hard to face can be brought to light with obsidian. It is said to reveal half truths.

Feng Shui: Obsidian is used in the area of North for personal journeys and in the Center area for grounding and protection.

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History: Obsidian is Igneous rock with inclusion. Solid/translucent black to smoky, this stone takes on many characteristics due to its unique formation. Bubbles of air can get trapped in molten rock, which, when densely packed, can produce effects that look like rainbows. When clusters of small cristobalite or feldspar get trapped in the stone, it creates snowflake effects. Apache tears are the results of wind and water smoothing out the rock. When iron is introduced into the formation, mahogany obsidian is formed. Obsidian has been used by many cultures for jewelry and tools. Obsidian arrowheads are often found, dating back centuries. Volcanic eruptions in the Black Spring area of the Black Rock Desert in western Utah spewed out the volcanic rocks of rhyolite, pumice, and obsidian. This rich obsidian is a dark colored volcanic glass formed when molten lava cools quickly. It is usually black but colored varieties range from brown to red. Snowflake obsidian, a black obsidian with whitish and gray spots (spherulites) of radiating needle-shaped cristobalite, a high-temperature quartz crystal, and is also found in the Black Rock Desert.
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Apache Tears/Navaho: Represents the tears of Native American women, mourning the death of their warriors driven over the cliffs by the cavalry. Therefore, this "volcanic glass" has been used to comfort in times of grief. This stone allows us to see the true meaning of a situation and can provide us with insight and the understanding to accept it.
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Blue: Stimulates Throat Chakra, communication, helps in astral travel, Tarot reading. Helps keep away negativity and is an extremely protective stone when traveling. Helps with directional knowledge, as well, particularly for sensitive people.
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Brown, Coffee, Mahogany obsidian contains a more gentle energy (than black) that will ground and protect. Brown is associated with Earth and the earth element. These crystals offer a comforting, nurturing, fertile, and stable environment. Brown obsidian keeps the cozy, safe and warm feeling close to you.
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Green: Heals broken crystals and charges them. Balances Heart Chakra. Assists in energy healing during Reiki. This beautiful stone allows for a connection with nature and the self-realizations of love, tenderness and the significance of nuturing.

Obsidian Balls: help to see truths by initially amplifying beliefs, patterns, fears, blocking our growth. The power of the sphere represents the Universe and everything contained in it. Spheres are synonymous with the "whole" person. Including consciousness, mobility, non attachment, self containment and a powerful mind. Tied to our spiritual nature, these spheres allow for our purity, clear mind and flexibilty to emerge.

Rainbow: brings light and love to one's life. Allows for the spiritual side in one's nature to be recognized. Known as the "stone of pleasure", it can bring enjoyment and gratification to one's life. It is also used for "gazing" especially in matters of love, relationship and the development of one's etheric and physical bodies.

Snowflake: This obsidian stone, which has inclusions of phynocryst, gives it the snowflake pattern on it's surface, and allows us to recognize unnecessary patterns in our lives. Promotes self-esteem and confidence. Clairaudience and owning our lower aspects for growth; Healthy balance. Allows us to be more sensitive and aware of the beauty and love that is around us.
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Strawberry:This rare stone is a luscious red with the fire of the volcano still in its appearence! Stimulates the Root Chakra and therefore, our physical energy and validates our self-worth. Grounds us and allows us to stand up to fear and face anxiety. This red obsidian allows for our dominate qualites to awake as it balances our male and female energies.
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Violet: This rare stone has the cooling properties of the Third Eye, Crown and Transendental Chakra energies. This is a stone that shows us the power of spirituality and the endless possibilites through Universal attraction, love and growth. This stones connects us to our intuition, our auric fields and is one of the most powerful gazing stones for it comes from the earth, yet has the properties of the heavens.


Properties: Balances and grounds thoughts, emotions and helps with stabilizing sex drive. Onyx is believed to promote fidelity. Controls emotional intensity. This androgynous stone is excellent for centering/aligning total person with higher powers. It therefore, essentially balance yin and yang energies. Banishes grief, enhance self control, helps with wise decision-making, encourages happiness and good fortune. Can be used to provide a "peek" into the future, helps one to follow the path alone, promotes personal strength, understand the reality of the moment, become the master of one's own future.

Onyx comes in many colors ie: black stimulates the Root Chakra and is grounding. Orange is stimulating and helps with Spleen/Sacral Chakra issues. Yellow works on teh Solar Plexus Chakra for will power, self awareness, seriousness and logic. Green is soothing for the Heart Chakra, balancing all Chakra beneath it. Blue works at the Throat Chakra, helping with all forms of communication. Purple works to initiate intuitive thought and psychic awareness through the Third Eye Chakra and White embraces our Crown Chakra for spiritual awakening. The shapes or patterns that Onyx holds inside it have led some to suggest that Onyx has a picture in it that tells a story or carries a lesson. An Onyx will retain memory of the physical occurrences surrounding a person. A strong stone to use in psychometry because it tells the story of the wearer. Onyx is a strength-giving stone. A good stone for athletes or people under extreme mental and emotional stress. It brings balance to mind or body as well as strength of mind. Good stone for those who are flighty by nature. A strengthening stone that can help you approach a lesson or task with greater self-confidence. Said to be good for the teeth and bones. It is highly recommended that Onyx be used in conjunction with Pearl and Diamond.

Folk Remedies: In ancient times onyx has been used to treat problems with the feet. It also has a strong connection to bones and teeth as well as blood and bone marrow issues. Helps with disorders of soft tissue

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center are for health and balance in your life. Use other forms of onyx based on its color.

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History: Onyx (Si O2) is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white. It is cryptocrystalline, consisting of fine intergrowths of the silica minerals quartz and moganite. Its bands are parallel to one another, as opposed to the more chaotic banding that often occurs in agates. Sardonyx is a variant in which the colored bands are Sard (shades of red) rather than black. Black onyx is perhaps the most famous variety, but is not as common as onyx with colored bands. Artificial treatments have been used since ancient times to produce both the black color in "black onyx" and the reds and yellows in sardonyx. Onyx comes from the Latin "onyx" meaning "claw" or "fingernail". With its fleshtone color, onyx can be said to resemble a fingernail. The English word "nail" is associated with the Greek word. It has a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewelry, where it is usually cut as a cabochon or into beads. It has also been used for intaglio and hardstone cameo engraved gems, where the bands make the image contrast with the ground. Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items. Use of sardonyx appears in the art of Minoan Crete, notably from the archaeological recoveries at Knossos. Onyx is also mentioned in the Bible at various points, such as in Genesis 2:12 "and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone", and such as the priests' garments and the foundation of the city of Heaven in Revelation. Onyx was known to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The first-century naturalist Pliny the Elder described both type of onyx and various artificial treatment techniques in his Naturalis Historia. Slabs of onyx (from the Atlas Mountains) were famously used by Mies van der Rohe in Villa Tugendhat at Brno (completed 1930) to create a shimmering semi-translucent interior wall.
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Properties: Opals are mysterious stones. this silicate stone contains water, metaphysically, correlating with our emotions. Opals help by clarifying, amplifying and mirroring our feelings, can bring up buried emotions, or desires (including love and passion). With opals in your life, you can find less inhibition, more spontaneity. These stones have often been associated with the higher or Crown and Brow Chakra. They assist in visualization, imagination, dreams, and the power of healing. They are efficient as they can easily absorb and store our emotions and thoughts. Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory. Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be "invisible" in situations where they don't care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change. With that said, opals are extremely sensitive and must be treated with great care. May change color with high energy/intensity people. They easily diversify and scatter energy. Some literature states frankly that many who wear this stone have a fickle nature. Anytime the wearer feels uncomfortable with an Opal, the stone should be removed.

Fire Opal is a transparent to translucent opal, with warm body colors of yellow, orange, orange-yellow or red. It does not usually show any play of color, although occasionally a stone will exhibit bright green flashes. The most famous source of fire opals is the state of Querétaro in Mexico; these opals are commonly called Mexican fire opals. Fire opals that do not show play of color are sometimes referred to as jelly opals. Mexican opals are sometimes cut in their ryholitic host material if it is hard enough to allow cutting and polishing. This type of Mexican opal is referred to as a Cantera Opal. There is also a type of opal from Mexico referred to as Mexican Water Opal, which is a colorless opal which exhibits either a bluish or golden internal sheen. Fire opals may stimulate passion, temper, energy. Opals, particularly Fire Opals, are good for business. This is an enhancer of personal power, awakening the inner fire, as well as protection against danger. It is a symbol of hope, an energy amplifier, facilitating change and process. It supports through emotional turmoil, and is a wonderful stone in releasing and letting go of the past.

Girasol Opal is a term sometimes mistakenly and improperly used to refer to fire opals as well as a type of transparent to semi-transparent type milky quartz from Madagascar which displays an asterism, or star effect, when cut properly. The white aspects of an opal help balance left and right brain. Greatly increases general productivity through activation of the necessary glands. Regularizes the biorhythms of the wearing, avoiding discordant energies which may lead to uncontrolled behavior between frantic activity or total inactivity. Harmonizing desire, creating lovemaking rather than pure appetite, restores pleasure to eating which alleviates food related disorders.

There is a true girasol opal that is a type of Halite Opal, that exhibits a bluish glow or sheen that follows the light source around. It is not a play of color as seen in precious opal but rather an effect from microscopic inclusions. It is also sometimes referred to as water opal as well when it is from Mexico. The two most notable locations of this type of opal are Oregon and Mexico.

Peruvian Opal (also called blue opal) is a semi-opaque to opaque blue-green stone found in Peru which is often cut to include the matrix in the more opaque stones. It does not display pleochroism. Blue opal also comes from Oregon in the Owhyee region as well as from Nevada around Virgin Valley. Black or dark blue opals are one of the most potent. Although opal was regarded as a stone of misfortune, black Opal is considered an exceptionally lucky stone. It is said that if you dream of Opals, you will receive great possessions. It is known to enhance sexual attractiveness, as well as leading one to a higher spiritual experience. It is told to transform the fears that hold us back from action into optimism and an eagerness to get on with our lives.

Rainbow Opals are the result of diffracting light and water. Rainbow opals are considered a sign of hope. A symbol for bridging the gap between your ego-self and your true self or your unconscious. It is a symbol of happiness. The world is full of color and happiness, if you choose to open your eyes and find it. If you want to see the rainbow, you have to tolerate the rain as the world is a myriad of color. Rainbow opals are also a symbol of inner peace and harmony of body, mind and spirit. It represent the bridge between heaven and earth. Seeing a rainbow is an omen indicating that good fortune may also be an illusion. In spiritual terms, however the colorful arc of a rainbow shows that you are at peace with God and the world. It is always a sign that an important reconciliation is possible. They are associated with mystic vision, imagination and rainbow healing.

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Peacock Ore (Bornite):

Properties: Bornite has the distinct priviledge of being nicknamed Peacock Ore due to is rainbow of colors from copper-rich sulphide minerals, which is often referred to as the sense of happiness.

As one of the strongest healing stones on the mineral kingdom, Peacock Ore has the ability to align every Chakra when applied to the energy centers. It can cause a transformation that removes negative energy and replaces it with a strong, beneficial, positive vibe. This energetic vibe helps bring clarity to situations that were previously clouded by negative emotions or pain and therefore, ignites imaginative thinking and creative spark. It brings color back into your aura. It possesses the unique ability of energizing not only the area on which it is placed, but the surrounding area as well. Use this stone for removing self-imposed obstacles. This stone has been used for re-birthing and improving your karmic imprint. Bornite is most associated with Cancer.

Folk Remedies: It is an excellent healing stone; promoting health and balance at the cellular level. It's extremely powerful and it can be used to help balance salt levels, physical energy and the levels of adrenaline in the body. It works to improve cellular metabolism, lower fever and reduce inflammation. Peacock Ore will increase alkalinity. It can be used to lower calcium levels in the body. This would work well in treating arthritic conditions. Peacock Ore is especially good for protecting pregnant women and their babies.

Feng Shui: This stone is best used in the Center area for health and balance.

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History: Bornite (Cu5FeS4), named after Ignaz von Born, an 18th-century mineralogist, who found this rainbow stone in sulfide copper deposits. It is a common ore of copper and is easily recognized because it tarnishes to iridescent shades of blue, purple, green and yellow earning its name, Peacock Ore. This cubic stone has a hardness of 3 on the Mohs scale. Bornite occurs widely in porphyry copper deposits along with the more common chalcopyrite. Chalcopyrite and bornite are both typically replaced by chalcocite and covellite in the supergene (occurring relatively near the surface) enrichment zone of copper deposits. Please note: Peacock Ore is a term used to describe Chalcopyrite or Bornite with a colorful iridescent tarnish effect, which is usually artificially enhanced with acid. Most Peacock Ore is sold as a variety of Bornite, when in fact most Peacock Ore is actually Chalcopyrite.
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Properties: In tune with emotions, water, and women, especially pregnant women, pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence and faith. Because it is from the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, therefore it is used for balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbing by nature, this mineral absorbs thoughts and emotions and because of this, must be used with caution. If you feel excessively negative while wearing a pearl, it will hold that energy until it is cleansed. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon layer of substance produced to combat irritation. Pearl can cool and soothe. It is very nurturing. If using pearls in conjunction with other gemstones, consider Diamonds to amplify and purify, or Emeralds to bring negative energy out and disperse it. Recommended for occupations as varied as artists, chiropractors, and farmers. Pearl is a cold and independent mineral, which is used, ironically at the Heart, Solar Plexus and Sacral/Spleen Chakra, to stimulate the heart, liver and emotional issues, digestion, immunity weakness and emotional stress. Pearls are mentally stabilizing, generate beautiful skin and clear toxins. Divers wear pearls for shark protection. Pearl attunes to cancer and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with the moon.

Black: pearls are used for stability, protection and grounding.

Gold: pearls are used for prosperity, ethereal connections and aura cleansing.

Pink: Works especially with the Heart Chakra.

White and cream: pearls represent purity, spiritual balance and can be used to engage the Crown Chakra, (as well as the other Chakra listed above.)

Folk Remedies: Pearl is a very special "herbal substance" used in Traditional Chinese Medicine since ancient times. Chinese medical texts credit pearl with the ability to relieve uneasiness of the heart and mind, to benefit reproduction, to relieve "wandering arthritis," to relieve internal fever, to clear sputum, to remove visual obstacles and improve eyesight, to promote muscle development and to invigorate blood circulation. Powdered Pearl is used as a Shen tonic to stabilize the emotions, resolves fright, ease frustration and anger, brighten the eyes and help regenerate tissue. Pearls can relieve uneasiness, nervousness, anxiety and tension. Pearls promotes sound sleep, prevents nerve-disorders and nerve weakness, and are commonly used to prevent or overcome fatigue. Pearls are also used as a major beauty tonic, because it is believed that oral consumption of Pearl powder results in lustrous, pure, beautiful skin. Pearls are in the medical arsenal of every acupuncturist and herbalist, even today. Other common names for pearl include Mother of Pearl. Its pharmaceutical latin name is "Margarita" and the Pinyin name is Zhen Zhu. Pearl is not just a mineral. It contains dozens of amino acid (eight of the amino acids are "essential," in other words, cannot be produced in the body but are required for health), and dozens of minerals, including: calcium, magnesium zinc, iron, strontium, copper, selenium, silicon, titanium. Pearl contains calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, calcium phosphate, ferric oxide, silica. Various components in pearl participate in DNA and RNA metabolic activities, and thus can promote and accelerate cell renewal. Mucopolysaccharides in Margarita have been shown to prevent wrinkling and to increase libido and sexual potency in humans.

As a beauty tonic pearl powder is used topically in skin creams to purify the skin. The best pearls, for herbal purposes, are sea water pearls that come from cold northern waters. The smaller the pearls, the more powerful their effect. The components in pearl powder help heal blemishes and maintain the health of the skin by participating in the metabolic activities of the skin. Pearls promote the regeneration of new cells and makes the skin smooth, fine, elastic and naturally beautiful. High quality pearl powder can promote the activities of the important natural antioxidant enzyme, SOD, and can help prevent the development of melanin, which causes freckles and dark patches on the skin. It can help prevent the skin from becoming old looking, wrinkled and sagging. This is partly due to its stimulation of SOD activity and partly due to other capacities and nutrients. Consistent use of pearl powder can eliminate blemishes such as colored spots and even pimples and boils. Constant use can help assure that the skin will age much more slowly and that it will not be easily harmed by either time or the elements. Pearl is one of the great secrets of the most beautiful women of the Orient.

As a tonic simply place a little of the pearl powder on your tongue and swallow with a drink. If you buy hydrolyzed pearl powder, consuming between 500 mg. (1/2 gram) and 1 gram per day is usually sufficient to achieve the best results. Be consistent and the results will amaze you.

Pearl is extremely safe. Safety studies on hydrolyzed pearl have shown it to be absolutely harmless. It can be taken by anybody for the course of a lifetime without side effects.

Feng Shui: Pearls are used in the Northeast for self cultivation, in the North area for personal journeys and also when a stone is needed for the water element.

Crystal Cleansing: Pearl loves to be cleansed in sea salt. You can also recharge its energy in a shell (abalone, oyster, catacole...) Use method 1 - 8

History: Basically there are two types of pearls: natural and cultivated. Natural pearls are much more expensive and are considered to be superior to cultivated pearls for both external, cosmetic use, and for internal, nutritional use. The natural pearls used in herbalism are very small. The smaller the pearl, the more potent and effective the pearl is as an herb. Some pearls are not much larger than a grain of salt. These very small pearls, which are softer, can be easily crushed and ground into very fine powder which can be absorbed with relatively high efficiency by the digestive tract. Natural pearls have more magnesium carbonate than cultured pearls.

Cultivated pearls are not considered to be of the same herbal quality as natural pearls. They tend to be large and difficult to grind into fine powder. However, over the last decade a new technology has been developed in China whereby the cultivated pearls are "hydrolyzed." Through modern advanced biochemical technology, pearl can now be made virtually totally water soluble. Cultured pearls have more calcium carbonate than natural pearls.

Hydrolyzed pearl powder, which is pearl that has been broken down for easy and complete absorption, has been shown in China to help the growth of children's teeth and bones and to improve children's intelligence. Hydrolyzed pearl has also been shown to be beneficial for habitual constipation, acting quickly, gently and effectively. Studies indicate that hydrolyzed pearl can lower blood pressure, increase endurance, and can prevent osteoporosis and various cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies indicate that hydrolyzed pearl is effective in healing inflammation of the uterus. The solubility rate of this hydrolyzed pearl is 98%, and of this, studies have shown that 95% is absorbed into the blood stream through the digestive tract. This ability to absorb is approximately four times the bio-availability of normal ground pearl, and double that of the finest ground natural pearl. This increased bio-availability and the enormous reduction in cost makes the hydrolyzed pearl an extraordinary value.
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Pecos Diamonds: Pecos diamonds also known as Pecos valley diamonds are colorful quartz crystals that occur in scattered outcrops of the Permian Seven Rivers Formation along the Pecos River valley in southeastern New Mexico. Pecos diamonds are formed inside gypsum. Now and then the gypsum crumbles away, exposing the "diamonds" which are a variety of double-terminated quartz crystals.

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Pecos diamonds stabilizes unsettled emotions. one way of doing this is to by holding them in your hand and rotate or stroke them with the fingers of the same hand. Another method is to place them in an area near you and meditate on them. Pecos diamonds will bring joyful feelings to you and your surroundings. These light hearted gems work on the entire Chakra system since they belong to the silica family and bring a sense of calmness and peace of mind. They are also said to assist in creativity and initiation. Motivating us to new ventures, new ideas or to play out an existing plan or goal.


Properties: This stone is traditionally used for health, wealth, and protection. Helps understand relationships and other realities. Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety. A visionary stone. Helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can help us visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical, but of spiritual continuation as well. However, if you are confused or fearful, Peridot should be used in a limited way. Peridot is a warm and friendly stone. The more green the stone, it is used at the Heart Chakra, to clear a pathway, strengthening the breath of life, and the ideals of prosperity, growth, and openness. The more yellow the stone, it is used on the Solar Plexus Chakra.

Folk Remedies: Used by Egyptians, Aztecs, and Incas to gently cleanse and heal the physical heart, when green. (lungs, lymph, breast) and the physical solar plexus when yellow (stomach, liver, adrenal...). It releases toxins and brings them to the surface, thus neutralizing them. Helps with mental cleansing by highlighting problems. The stomach and other digestive tract organs may benefit from Peridot. Stimulates tissue regeneration.

Feng Shui: Use in the wealth and health areas of your house.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8

History: This stone has also been known as Olivine. Hildegard von Bingen, a nun, writer and mystic in the twelfth century, declared this stone as one of the "foundation stone". Imported from the volcanic island of Zebirget in the Red Sea, it was believed that Moses carried an Olivine in his cuirass for protection. Peridot varies from clear bright green/green-yellow.
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Properties: Petalite, also known as Castorite, is highly spiritual. It has been called the "stone of the Angels" (not to be confused with Angelite) and will help one connect with one's guides and enhances your angelic connection. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability to feel energy in stones. Known as an aura calmer, this stone works on the Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakra in particular. This environmental stone enhances it surroundings. It is a strong generator of positive, higher energy.

Folk Remedies: This stone is known as a harmonizer for the endocrine system. This stone is believed to work as a wonderful adjunct therapy for auto-immune disorders and disorders of the endocrine system. This stone can be helpful with muscular spasms, intestinal issues and benefits the lungs and eyes. Said to work on a cellular level.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for calming and harmony, in the South for enlightening, in the North for personal journeys or Northeast in order to help with self cultivation.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1

History: Petalite (LiAlSi4O10) is a monoclinic stone and is named from the Greek word "petalon" meaning leaf, in allusion to the perfect basal cleavage. It's most common colors include white, clear, grey, pink and blue. This lithium-rich pegmatites is found in areas such as Sweden, England, Asia, Africa, Australia, as well as, North and South America. Petalite is a member of the feldspathoid group with spodumene, lepidolite, and tourmaline. Petalite is an important ore of lithium, and is converted to spodumene and silica by roasting.
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Petrified Wood:

Properties: This "stone" is most noted in helping us to investigate past-life experiences. Makes the user more aware of nature. It is a warm earthy stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging ones survival instincts and is grounding. Petrified Wood is also believed to energize the Heart Chakra. In mythological times, petrified wood was believed to possess divine power and to this day, stands as a symbol of man's true connection to the natural world. This stone helps with mental longevity, helping to sooth emotions, generating calm and relieves stress.

Folk Remedies: Sympathetic to the maladies of the skin, muscle tissue, and circulatory system. Athletes are well-advised to carry petrified wood with them and use it in healing layouts. Benefits people with arterial sclerosis, arthritis, rheumatism, senility, and blood clots.

Feng Shui: Petrified Wood is used in the area of North for personal journeys and in the Center area for grounding and protection.

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History: Petrified Wood SiO2 (C,Fe,OH) is formed from the petrifaction of ancient trees that have remained airtight for millions of years. These trees then fossilize as the organic material is replaced by mineral growth taking over the tree. The mineralized stone is often made up of agate, chelcedony, opal or quartz. Usually comes in shades of brown but can also have stripes of black or gray in it. Found worldwide. Throughout history, these stones have been used as touch stones, pendants and as elixirs for generating the memories of former lives.
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Properties: also spelled phenakite, is a powerful, loving, healing, spiritual stone. It is believed to be one of the highest vibrational crystals yet discovered. The clearer the stone, the more intensely it opens the Third Eye, Crown Chakra and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Hence, its aura clearing abilities are phenomenal! This stone ignites clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, as well as life journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and the healing of other stones. It is a powerful crystal for clearing and activating the chakras. It helps one to go further in a trance state and gives a deeper awareness of one's inner structures. Phenacite can be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one. It can also alleviate despair and fear including fear of change and lead one to live in love. Phenacite may help one to connect with Angels due to its high frequency and relationship to the Ascending Masters. Phenacite has been associated with Gemini.

Folk Remedies: This stone is believed to be able to locate dis-ease from any location in the body or within the etheric blueprint or auric field. It allows the energy associated with the dis-ease to be released so that the person coping with the disorder can help to release it as well. Insightful and true, the high vibration of this stone amplifies the other energies of crystals placed near by.

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

History: This rare Nesosilicate mineral consisting of beryllium orthosilicate, Be2SiO4. Phenacite occurs as isolated crystals, which are rhombohedral with parallel-faced hemihedrism, and are either lenticular or prismatic in nature. These crystals are sometimes perfectly colorless and transparent, but more often they are greyish or yellowish and occasionally they are pale rose-red. Phenacite is found in high-temperature pegmatite veins and in mica-schists associated with quartz, chrysoberyl, apatite and topaz. It has long been known from the emerald and chrysoberyl mine on the Takovaya stream, near Yekaterinburg in the Urals of Russia, where large crystals occur in mica-schist. It is also found with topaz and amazon-stone in the granite of the Ilmen mountains in the southern Urals and of the Pikes Peak region in Colorado. Large crystals of prismatic habit have more recently been found in a feldspar quarry at Kragero in Norway. Russian phenacite in particular raises group and environmental energies. Some pieces also contain Seraphinite, which is an excellent stone for healing and bringing positive change to one's life.
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Platinum: A silvery gray metal found in North America, Brazil, and Germany. An expensive and rare metal, used by medical science as a replacement for bone, since it is in harmony with the body and will not react chemically with it. Generally considered beneficial for people who experience excess in their lives. Slows things down and allows you to take greater control. Helps keep hormonal and chemical levels balanced, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, and may make the heart and circulatory system more efficient.

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Properties: Prehnite is considered the stone for dreaming and remembering and for alleviating nightmares. It is a wonderful stone, which brings calmness and balance to the Heart Chakra (green) and therefore is a perfect stone for meditation. The more white the stone is, the more it works on the higher Chakra. It is stone that is also used to enhance our Aura, by creating a strong field of energy around us. It multiplies and increases energy and strengthens our protective fields. Due to its mineral make up, Prehnite is a wonderful stone for divination. It enhances the ability to make contact with unseen entities, increases our ability for prophesy and allows for inner knowing. This powerful stone increases accuracy with predictions.

Folk Remedies: Prehnite is often used in healing remedies such as crystal elixirs or solarized water, in meditation or laying of stones in a web around you. For reiki grids, this stone brings calm and peacefulness to any room, in which a grid is created. They are used to strengthen the aura and balance chakra energies. Because of this peace, this stone is often used for those with ADD, ADHD or any type of hyperactivity, which needs calming or centering. Because of its effect on the Heart Chakra, it works well on the thymus gland, helps alleviates deep fears, phobias and nightmares and has been used historically as a prescription for kidney, bladder issues, as well as, gout and blood related disorders.

Feng Shui: Prehnite is a fantastic stone used in Feng Shui as it allows us to"let go" of things we hoard in our lives. This is a great decluttering stone, which can be used anywhere that balance or cleansing is needed. Use prehnite in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: Pehnite (Ca2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2) is in the silicate family and is a phyllo-silicate of calcium and aluminum. Named after its discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn, it was found in a cavity of igneous rocks. Ranging from colors of white, green to a light green-yellow, this stone is often mistaken for jadeite.
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Preseli (Bluestone):

Properties: The Preseli bluestone is the stone that was used at the Stonehenge standing stones. This stone only occurs in one place in the entire world, Carn Meini in the Preseli Mountains. This site is now protected and stones can no longer be taken, but the stones that are being sold were mined many years ago, before this law took effect. That makes them a unique item because eventually they will run out. The properties of Preseli stone include help with dream work, past life recall, will power, spiritual gift enhancer, powerful as a meditation stone and has been used for protection, energy enhancer, dowsing and for receiving messages. Keep a piece close to you in your working environment or under your pillow. These stones make a strong earth connection and are excellent for grounding and create a connection to the heart of nature They help us to recognize friends who are soul friends. Possibly friends who we have met in past lives. Their blue connection attunes with the Throat Chakra helping with communication. They are a truth stone that will assist you by perceiving if another speaks the truth when communicating. The darker these stones are the more they are associated with the Third Eye Chakra and their ability to help develop psychic intuition.

Folk Remedies: Preseli stone is used for all general healing remedies and grids and is a wonderful stone to boost and protect the immune system.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center for stability, balance and good health. Use this also in the Skills/Wisdom/Knowledge area in the Northeast.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8

History: Preseli Dolerite (Bluestone) is a metamorphic igneous rock made up of Plagioclase Feldspar and Augite and is a Pyroxene mineral (calcium magnesium aluminosilicate. Ca, Mg, FE, AI, (Al,Si,206). It is medium grained dark and heavy rock, harder than granite. Legend has it that Merlin transported stones from the Preseli Hills to Stonehenge for the construction of Camelot and King Arthur's Round Table. Of the 7 circles that go to make up Stonehenge, the 5th circle and inner horseshoe are constructed from stones known as "Bluestones" which originated in the Preseli Hills. Of the 45 remaining stones at Stonehenge, 9 remain standing in the 5th circle and 7 in the horseshoe.

The Welsh legends called the Mabinogion, which means "Tales of Youth", come from here and it is said that the way into "Annwn", the Welsh fairyland, can be found here too. Indeed, Pentre Ifan, sometimes called "The Womb of Cerridwen", which is also built of Preseli Bluestone and located within the Preseli Hills, is said to be one of the main gateways into the realm of Fairies.

The Preseli Hills themselves are crisscrossed with ley lines, ancient trackways, standing stones, burial chambers and stone circles and the hills sparkle with shining white crystal quartz. Even during early Christian times, the place was considered almost as holy as Jerusalem and Rome. This is also the land of Druids who still continue this 5,000-year old tradition of building stone circles in Wales each year for their National Eisteddfods.
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Pyrite (Fool's Gold)

Properties: One of the most grounding stones in use today, pyrite is a conducting, energizing stone that sparks when hit against metal or another stone. It has been used for centuries to increase wealth. It is effective in attracting money to its owner. Used for focus, practicality, logic, memory, clearing fuzzy thinking and scattered thoughts. This grounding stone is associated with the Root, the Spleen/Sacral and the Solar Plexus Chakras. It is useful in helping one to understand (and see) illusions/lack of clarity about situations/people. Great for grounding the Third Eye after meditation/psychic readings/astral travel. The most important gift of Pyrite, though, is its ability to assist in mental capacity. The stimulation of the mind can be enhanced by using Pyrite in conjunction with Fluorite and Calcite. Helps to balance creative and intuitive impulses with scientific and practical ones. Opens communication skills. Strongly suggested for people who tackle large conceptual ideas in business, the arts, or education. Pyrite relieves frustration and anxiety by boosting self worth, confidence and trust. It is a stone of recognition. Helping us to realize just who we are by encouraging self worth. This stone represents the sun's golden energy, therefore, bringing positive energy. This extremely positive stone ignites our potential, improves our inertia and feelings of inferiority.

Folk Remedies: Beneficial to the respiratory and circulatory systems. Connected to the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. Helps the skin protect itself from the elements, and also aids the digestive tract, lessening irritation by ingested toxins. Stomach, intestines, ulcers; sulfur and mineral assimilation, circulation, body acidity imbalances, depression.

Feng Shui: This stone can be used in the Southeast for resources and prosperity, in the Center for health and balance and any room that needs earth or fire elements.

Crystal Cleansing: No water near this stone. Cleanse this stone in dry sea salt and charge with method 8

History: Pyrite, also called iron pyrite, is an iron sulfide (FeS2). This mineral's metallic luster and pale brass yellow color give it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence the well-known nickname of fool's gold. This glittering stone was notoriously mistaken by naive prospectors as real gold. Found in most of North America as well as in Chile and Peru. The color has also led to the nicknames brass, brazzle, and Brazil, primarily used to refer to pyrite found in coal. Pyrite remains in commercial use for the production of sulfur dioxide, for use in such applications as the paper industry, and in the manufacture of sulfuric acid. A commercial use for pyrite is seen in the cathode material in Energizer brand non-rechargeable lithium batteries. Pyrite usually forms cuboid crystals, but, under certain circumstances, it can form T shaped crystals. Pyrite can also form dodecahedral crystals. It also forms flat, radial disks called "sun disks" or "sun dollars". It is distinguishable from native gold by its hardness, brittleness and crystal form. Natural gold tends to be irregularly shaped, whereas pyrite comes as either cubes or multifaceted.
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Quartz: "Rock Crystal"

Properties:Quartz is the Master Healer and the "stone of power"! Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse, store information/energy in, program or amplify energy and is used as a healing instrument. The natural tendency for quartz is for harmony. Quartz can both draw and send energy therefore it is effective for sending/receiving guidance. Quartz is used for transformation in healing and in all levels of change (mentally/emotionally, physically and spiritually). Quartz stimulates the natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing frequency. Quartz works with All Chakra and master gland for balancing, cleansing and healing. It is the perfect stone for complete Aura balancing.

Folk Remedies: Quartz can be used to facilitate both speaking and receiving information from the spiritual world, masters, teachers and healers. Stimulates positive thought and healing. Quartz is considered Yin or Androgynous. Quartz is often used in healing remedies such as crystal elixirs or solarized water, in clusters during meditation, in reiki grids or laying of stones in a web around you. They are used to clean the aura and balance chakra energies.

Feng Shui: Quartz can be used anywhere that balance or cleansing is needed. Use quartz in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection. Use in the West area for projects and creativity.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8

History: Quartz (SiO2) is considered solidified light and oxygen. Quartz encompasses a large family of stones and crystals, all of which are made up primarily of silicon dioxide, one of the most common and most important substances in the world. Crystals of pure quartz, generally six-sided, can be found in all shades and colors. Quartz crystals grow singularly or in groups and take on different shapes according to the temperature at the time of their formation. Quartz crystals can also contain other minerals "frozen" within, as in Rutilated Quartz. Quartz can form a huge variety of aggregates, clusters, gravel, sand and single stones. Quartz can be smoky, milky white to clear as water. Quartz was used as tools and weapons early in history and are now used worldwide in watches, appliances and technology!

Quartz can be formed of microscopic crystals and take on entirely different appearances and qualities. Other members of the Quartz family include Chalcedony, Agate, Amethyst, Aventurine, Carnelian, Citrine, Herkimer Diamonds, Jasper, Onyx, Sardonyx and Tiger's Eye. These are treated separately because their healing qualities are very different from crystal or "rock" quartz.
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Clear Quartz: is thought to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thinking, meditation, cleansing, clearing the aura, spiritual development and healing. Clear Quartz is considered the "stone of power". A dedicated healer. Pure white light passes through it easily, leaving all the colors of the spectrum unaltered and giving substance to the argument that Clear Quartz crystals can help balance all the elements needed to make us whole and fulfilled. Amplify whatever influences are present in an individual or location. Acts as a purifier and tunes into the frequency of each individual. Will unblock specific areas or organs blocked from transmitting or receiving the flow of energy throughout the body. Helpful in guiding our search for the meaning and importance of existence. Aids in meditation. Can be used in conjunction with any other stone or gem for specific physical problems. It will amplify the effects of individual stones and attune the treatment to the energy of an individual person.
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Blue Quartz: is a fairly rare stone, found in the US and Brazil. Varies in color from pale blue to lavender or gray. Beneficial effects for the upper torso and related organs. Helps purify the bloodstream and heighten the body's immunity to disease. Helps you discover or increase your understanding of your spiritual nature. Has a calming effect upon the mind and stimulates hope. A good healing stone for linking heart with Throat and Brow Chakra to expand self expression and creativity, plus refining communication skill to new levels. Eases throat tension. Immune system, thyroid, iodine and B Vitamin use. Some say shining light through Blue Quartz can help reduce need for glasses. Still evolving. Yin.
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Dendritic Quartz: is another variation that, much like Moss Agate, has pictures on its surface. These shapes often resemble plants or animals. Elestial crystals are crystals that generally have fewer side planes and blunt ends. These crystals are young and usually much smaller than most other Quartz crystals.
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Druzy Quartz: or Drusy Quartz is a sparkling blanket of very fine, sugar-like crystals that form over a quartz when dissolved silica carried by ground water is deposited in the porous areas of stone. Also spelled Drusie or Druse, this thin layer of quartz crystals covering the surface of a host stone offers an additional layer of beauty (and meaning). When you see this stone in a variety of beautiful colors, it comes from a special process in which the Drusy is vapor coated in a special chamber with titanium or other precious metals. Druzy is believed by many to be associated with peace, tranquility, patience, intuition, unconditional love.
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Elestial Quartz: Elestials are master healers and work on many many levels. Elestial crystals offer an abundance of lessons and change! Elestial crystals also makes a wonderful gem essence. The translation for Elestial is "Crystal of the Angels" and therefore have a strong link with the Angelic realm. Elestials help to ground higher vibrations into the physical. Elestial Quartz is a very powerful stone. It can change energy in an area for several miles. It is a good stone for anyone dealing with abuse issues as it can pull in the vibration of cosmic love for you and lighten your heart, limiting sadness and grief. Smokey Quartz Elestials can also help break up karmic emotional bonds. This stone is good for astral traveling work and can attune you to the energy of the Akashic records. Smokey Quartz elestials offer added protection against negative energy. It is possible to retrieve information stored in Elestials by running your hands over the crystal, before long your hands start vibrating on their own. Elestial quartz is said to be especially useful in healing emotional problems, providing balance between heart and mind. Elestial quartz is also said to impart wisdom and to enhance insight, and to be an excellent transformational tool helping one to understand and adjust to change. It is also said to be of significant assistance during meditation. Crystal Cleansing: method 1 -3 and method 5 - 7
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Fertility (Sceptre) Quartz: aka the sceptre crystal or fertility stone is considered a naturally formed crystal that belongs to the quartz family. These crystals can have a unique clarity that almost looks like water. The crystal actually looks like a ruler's sceptre; a rod at the base with a crown-like configuration on the top. The clearer the point on the sceptre the stronger it's ability as a healing tool. This crystal has an excellent configuration for the transmission of directional energy. It can be utilized as an aura wand to cleanse and clear auric energy. It is believed to have a relationship with the etheric layer of the aura, where restructuring of our physical, mental and emotional bodies can become unbalanced. It is used to bring the spirituality of the Universe into the healing arena for positive applications. This crystal, although it can work on balancing all the Chakra, it has a special affinity to the heart and heart Chakra. Hold the crystal heart level with the point facing the heart. This brings to the heart the benefits of all it has to offer. Often said to connect the human plane with the spiritual plane due to its power and its clarity. It allows us to see what really matters in our lives. Because of the phallic point, it is believed to harness' the energies of quartz as a tool to enhance fertility. Sceptres act as a purifier and tunes into the frequency of each individual. Will unblock specific areas or organs blocked from transmitting or receiving the flow of energy throughout the body. Helpful in guiding our search for the meaning and importance of existence. It will amplify the effects of individual stones and attune the treatment to the energy of an individual person.
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Golden Healer Quartz: is partially or totally covered with a natural, transparent golden-yellow mineral. This has been used to assist one in attaining and maintaining contact with the spiritual worlds and to incite healing on all levels. It is an excellent stone for use in all healing situations and promotes the recognition of methods and techniques which will help further recovery from all disorders. The golden healer quartz's color and energy comes from the iron oxide that is either in or on the crystals, and sometimes it is both. It assists in healing all of the bodies... physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It can be held in the hand during meditation or placed on the body. Golden quartz accesses very high (Consciousness) information and also activates the Solar Plexus Chakra marrying our will with divine will.
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Green Quartz: aka Prasiolite or Praziolite is a rare stone in nature. Prasiolite is heat treated amethyst. Most amethyst will turn yellow or orange when heated producing citrine, but some amethyst will turn green when treated. Currently most all prasiolite on the market results from a combination of heat treatment and ionizing radiation. Green quartz is sometimes incorrectly called green amethyst, which is an actual misnomer and not an acceptable name for the material, the proper terminology being Prasiolite. The name is derived from the Greek word prason meaning "leek" lithos meaning "stone." This means that "prasiolite" literally means scallion green-colored stone. Prasiolite helps to stabilize and open the Heart chakra therefore, promoting a greater capacity to love more unconditionally. Prasiolite is a stone of tranformative energies. It inspires creativity, attracting success, prosperity and abundance. It is a stone of growth and it has the ability to connect one to the greener side of nature. It has hisotrically been used to transmute negative energy to positive energy, as the trees do with carbon dioxide to oxygen! Due to the way the stone is created it has the ability to absorb negative energy of all kinds including radiation and electromagnetic smog.
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Harlequin Quartz: is a unique blend of two minerals on either end of the light spectrum and is used for balance, energy and vitality. They provide a beautiful "dancing" energy, which, when activated, stimulates energy flow on all levels. Harlequins contain red dots or strands of hematite or lepidocrocite. They combine the properties of quartz with hematite or lepidocrocite, which being red, stimulates physical energy and circulation. It can be used to stimulate the Root chakra and to provide for a direct pathway between the base chakra and the heart chakra. It activates all the qualities of the Root chakra, the heart chakra, and the crown chakra, and provides physical energy to the physical body. It further stimulates the healing qualities of the heart.
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Kundalini Quartz: comes from the Congo in Africa. It is a quartz crystal with a smoky quartz phantom with hematite inclusions. Kundalini can be defined as the potential energy stored in the nerve center at the base of the spine. It is also said to be an individual's experience of the universal creative energy. These Black Phantom Quartz are called Kundalini Quartz because of their ability to raise one's energy level from the base chakra (1st) through the crown chakra (7th) and above. The hematite grounds, the smoky quartz balances and moves primal energies in the body, and the quartz transmits and amplifies energy. Raising the Kundalini will lead one to a more spiritual, less ego-centered life.
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Metamorphosis Quartz: brings change and transformation. This crystal allows for change to occur because you are ready and helps ease the discomfort that change can bring. Good for mental awareness, stamina and oxygenation of the blood. This wonderful stone combats negative, judgemental attitudes and allows for positive thinking and helps for seeing the aura.

Phantom Quartz: These are naturally occurring inclusions in quartz crystal! Phantom quartz crystals are said to help one understand the various stages in life that we all transition through. They are said to be an excellent tool for meditation and for remembrance of past lives. These crystals help to recover repressed memories in order to put the past into perspective. A phantom crystal symbolizes universal awareness. These are crystals that at one point finished their growth cycle, then began growing again later. When looking inside these crystals, you can see a striation that indicates where the original tip was. For someone drawn to this type of stone, a need for growth is indicated.

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Single and Double-Terminated Clear Quartz: Single-terminated Clear Quartz crystals are six-sided with a flat bottom and point at the top. These crystals teach us to focus energy on a concentrated point. Especially useful for people who have a specific area or organ in the body that needs lots of attention. For mental states, it will help you to focus on the best path to travel in breaking old habits or establishing new ones. Double-terminated Clear Quartz crystals are a special occurrence in nature. Most terminated crystals grow out of rock, often in clusters with other crystals. Double-terminated Clear Quartz crystals grow in clay or other soft materials. It has a point on both ends. They can draw energy as well as direct it. The center of the crystal works like a neutralizing chamber. One of the points draws negative energy inside, where it is transformed and purified. The energy then passes out of the crystal through both points. It shows us that most efficient energy comes from our own center.

Rutilated/Rutile Quartz: Clear Quartz with metallic, golden rutile, copper, or blue/gray titanium fibers that powerfully electrically conduct and amplify energy/thoughts/programming for healing. Intensifies/deepens altered states. Opens Crown/Brown Chakra for meditation, clairvoyance, telepathy, insight. Some make one too spacey or scattered to wear. (Induces Alpha) Stimulates immunity, strength, blue corona, imagery, dreams. Golden fibers may increase radiation protection and health rejuvenation. Each stone's energy/qualities are unique. Androgynous. Helpful with Lung disorders. Contains Rutile in needle-like mineral inclusions. One can find Rutilated versions of most of the types of Quartz discussed thus far. It heightens whatever energetic influence the regular Quartz posses and helps direct that boosted energy to problematic areas.
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Smoky Quartz: (See Smoky Quartz under S)

Snow White Quartz: also known as Snow Quartz or Milky Quartz, it is a variety of Rock Quartz crystal with microscopic water bubbles and inclusions of carbon dioxide. This gives the stone its "snowy", white, or "milky" appearance. Snow White Quartz is the Observation Stone. Like the introspective and contemplative time of winter, this unique stone allows us to notice more the actions around us, both good and bad, helping us to perhaps see ourselves a little better. It can help us to meditate on parts of our personality that we admire and those we need to change. Compelling us from thought to action. Snow White Quartz represents the wonder and innocence of pure snow. It gives us the hopefulness of a new bride on her wedding day and the child-like innocence we all should remember. It is also associated with the white-haired sage, filled with good advice and wisdom, who need not constantly express it, but to just "be" with it. Therefore, the stone represents a gentle calm and soothing stone useful for meditation and the seeking of wisdom or truth through our "inner journey". We learn life lessons through compassion and empathy and this stone allows a clearer mental picture in order to invite these traits inward to us. This stone naturally harmonizes whatever comes into it's energy field, allowing for automatic peace and serenity within the central nervous system. It has been a stone used for gaining and maintaining mental, emotional and spiritual balance. A promoter of peaceful sleep and gentle, soothing dreams, this stone has also been referred to as the Sleep Stone and/or Dream Stone. This stone can be cleansed in the light of the full moon. It can also be cleansed under running water or in salt water. It should then be charged in the sun.
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Tangerine Quartz: comes from Madagascar and are quartz crystals with a transparent coating of bright orange over them. Orange is the color of the second, or Navel Chakra, which has to do with the reproductive organs, and life-giving/creative energy. The energy of Tangerine quartz is bright and giving - these are very lively stones. Most stones from Madagascar are unusual and highly energetic, and this is no exception. Anyone needing to open or activate a blocked or sluggish Navel Chakra would benefit from working with this stone. As they are long crystals, they could be used like wands to open the chakra and direct the energy through it. This stone is used for harmonizing sexual energies, stimulating creativity and moving you beyond your limited belief systems. It can be used in past life healing and benefits the revival of the soul.
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Tibetan Quartz: The quartz crystals that come from Tibet are attuned to the esoteric knowledge that has existed in Tibet for so long. It is helpful in healing and drawing energy to a specific area. Meditation and attuning yourself to this ancient wisdom will assist you with accessing the Akashic Records. It helps one understand how past life connections are related to present life karmic lessons. This is attuning to the highest attribute of the Crown Chakra.
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Titanium Quartz: quartz is infused with titanium and additional metal oxides to form one of the most precious crystals on the planet. It increases lifeforce and vitality, attuning to the highest attribute of the Crown Chakra. It's rainbow colors have been shown to stimulate the entire aura body! An exceptional stone for creativity. This quartz removes blockages and enhancing the flow of creativity due to its intensely visual colors. It has been used for increasing intuition and therefore an exceptional stone for promoting clairvoyance as well as all forms of "seeing". Consider this crystal for assisting in meditation, an alternative medicine career or yogic practice. This crystal appears to stimulate the upward movement of the kundalini and is exceptional for any tantric practice.
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Window Quartz: also referred to as Snow River Quartz, Seer Quartz or Gazing Quartz these stones have been used for seeing into the future and discovering our congenital past. These clear quartz balls are amazing in their clarity on the inside and covered with a beautiful white frost on the outside. The ends are sliced off so that you can see into it's deep translucent center. These "picture window" crystals are originally from the riverbeds of Brazil. The crystals are washed down out of the mountains and tumbled over and over by violent surging waters. This natural process gives the crystals their frosted look. They are the "gazing" stone. Also found in quartz points, even though each crystal has the basic six-sided crystal shape and may be terminated, there is an additional flat plane or window, usually diamond-shaped, that gives a view of the inner chamber of the crystal point. It teaches the importance of looking within ourselves, even if the view into our own soul is clouded and imperfect.
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Que Sera Stone: (Llanite, Vulcanite)

Properties: This unique stone is made up of a conglomeration of minerals. They are part of a whole (mother) formation, which gives these stones the same properties, regardless of their actual mineral composition, since there is often a certain percentage of each stone within the conglomeration. Because of this mix, Que Sera stone vibrates at a very high level resonating with our Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakras. As such, they are very beneficial for tapping into our creative identity, Clairaudience and orientation to self-expression. They empower our psychic capacity, telepathy, intuition and orientation to self-reflection. They connect us to our consciousness as pure awareness, Universal identity and orientation to self-knowledge. Que Sera stones offer us an uninterrupted supply of present power, which is always switched ON, working as a power house for receiving energies from higher sources or streams of consciousness. This stone is associated with the Angel of Air and the zodiac signs of Cancer and Aquarius.

Folk Remedies: Use this stone for overcoming stress treating adrenal fatigue and to environmentally protect from Wi-Fi, EMF waves.

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: Que Sera is a conglomerate stone from Brazil, containing a mixture of different types of stone including calcite, clinozoisite, iron oxide, kaolinite, leucozene, magnetite and quartz. Que Sera Stone is the result of the earth drastically folding over on itself and disrupting the crystalline structure of the minerals in the vicinity. It derives its name from their formation: Quartz with Undulatory Extinction, (the folding of the earth). The "Sera" comes from the song "what will be, will be" in reference to the fact the quartz is combined with whatever minerals are present at the locality.
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Properties: Gentle and yet probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially for giving/receiving love. Rhodochrosite is the "Stone of Love and Balance". Also for loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse and incest. Helps self-forgiveness, deservingness and trust issues, spiritual and self-love, desire to live and purpose. Best worn 24 hrs. a day. Most effective for opening the hand healing Chakra. It is used in times of transition by providing comfort and support. Helps you alleviate irrational fears and paranoia. Will enhance the dream state.

Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for the Solar plexus, stomach (anxiety and emotional issues), food addictions, anorexia, asthma, eyesight (especially emotional not-seeing, to avoid pain) and thymus. Specifically used to detox/heal blood, liver, cancer. Works in the bathtub to de-stress the body. A very beneficial stone for those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Helps you filter out the irritants that trigger respiratory difficulty. Also purifies the circulatory system and the cleansing organs, especially the kidneys. Suggested to be used in conjunction with Malachite or Copper. Rhodochrosite is used for clearing and balancing.

Feng Shui: Rhodochrosite is used in the Southwest direction for love, relationships and partners and any area where there needs to be a shift or transition.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: Electromagnetic, Rhodochrosite (MnCO3) is a fairly recent discovery in the mineral kingdom it was discovered in Argentina just before World War II. Also found in rare shades of orange and pink. Has stripes of various width in shades of white. Most come from the US or USSR. Because remnants of this stone were also discovered during the time of the Incas, it is sometimes called "Inca Rose". Today, rhodochrosite is used as an industrial mineral in the production of alloy steel and for floor and wall tiles.
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Properties: Rhodonite is the "Stone of Love"! This stone symbolizes "self realization". Rhodonite works with the Heart Chakra by soothing the heart center as well as the Root Chakra for grounding and balancing, due to the presence of black oxides in this stone. This balance of colors allows for a powerful and vibration for caring for one's self. Rhodonite allows for confidence and self worth. Helps us express confidence and lovingness on physical plane in day-to-day ways. Calms and feeds the soul through the heart; love and service. It helps us with confusion and allows us to focus. This stone helps to strengthen mantras, chanting, affirmations, singing and toning. Rhodonite alleviates the anxiety from trauma. This stone helps us to trust our inner guidance and soothes anxiety by improving unconditional love in all matters.

Folk Remedies: Rhodonite is considered the "first aid stone". It is one of the best stone for anxieties and phobias. It has been used to facilitate stress, heartache, loss and reflection. Rhodonite is believed to improve cardiac deficiencies at an early stage and toned up the respiratory tract and lungs. The Ancients use it also for speech/hearing problems, growth, fear, illness (emphysema, asthma...) and for soothing nightmares. Use for trauma, confusion, and confidence. This stone is believed to work on the muscular skeletal system and therefore is beneficial for degenerative disorders and autoimmune disorders such as lupus, chronic fatigue and multiple sclerosis. Very beneficial for the growth of bones.

Feng Shui: Rhodonite can be used to balance both Yin and Yang. Use rhodonite in the Center area for emotional, spiritual balance, in the Southwest area for love, in the Northwest area for helpful people or in any other area where emotional healing is needed.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8

History: Rhodonite (Mn+2Fe+2MgCa[SiO3] is red to pink with black inclusions. Given to traveler's as a protective stone, it was believed to make the traveler's heart start beating faster if danger was approaching. Rhodonite is derived from the Greek word, rhodon, meaning rose.
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Rhyolite: Rhyolite was named "streaming rock" because of its beautiful bands, bubbles and crystal-rich layers that form as lava flows onto the surface of stone and moves forward. Rhyolite can look very different, depending on how it erupts. Rhyolite has a composition similar to granite but has a smaller grain size. It is composed of the light-colored silicates and is usually buff to pink in color. Because of its varied formational traits it represents change, variety and progress.

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It sparks creativity in individuals who are ready to move forward and make things happen in their life. It allows us to reach out and beyond our capabilities of what we think we can achieve by helping us to break through the mental barriers and to reach a profound and joyous state of knowing. Rhyolite shows us how to relish in the vast potential within ourselves. This is a stone used for meditation, progression in life, focusing on the present moment and resolving issues not yet complete.
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Rose Quartz:

Properties: Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it's soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.

Folk Remedies: Rose Quartz can be used to facilitate emotional healing, ease loss, calm stress, relieve hurt, dissolve fear, help strengthen low confidence, resolves resentment and quells anger. Slowly eases childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love and low self-esteem. Rose quartz aligns mental, emotional, and astral bodies. It is deeply in tune with emotional states. Advantageous for the heart and circulatory systems. Also helps the cleansing organs. The reproductive organs may become healthier. Said to help increase fertility. Recommended for artists, acupuncturists, lecturers, and those suffering from low self-esteem. Cleanse and recharge this stone often. Especially if it fades.

Feng Shui: Rose Quartz can be used to balance both Yin and Yang. Use rose quartz in the Southwest area for relationships (be sure and use two). Use in the Center area for emotional balance or in any other area where emotional healing is needed.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 8, but only charge occassionally in the sun as needed. Watch for fading. This crystal loves being energized on an amethyst cluster.

History: Rose Quartz (SiO2) can be translucent to clear pink. Found in the US, Brazil, and Japan. It has been used throughout history in almost every great culture for jewelry, crowns and as decorative objects.
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Properties: Wealth, Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms, energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra), love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Attempted use for pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots, blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. A wonderful stone whose stimulating energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or negativity to the surface quickly. Should be used with a knowledge of how to gain from the experience. Otherwise you are likely to be overcome by the passion it stirs up. Can also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love, including love of ourselves. Stimulates motivation and visualization. Ruby is famous for promoting sexual energy when moved back and forth over the genital area. Ruby attunes to aries and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with the sun.

Ruby in Zoisite:, also known as Anyolite, is the natural combination of ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. Ruby is often found growing in Zoisite. Zoisite, the same mineral as Tanzanite, provides a rich, earthy green color as it compliments the ruby's pink and red highlights. It is also a very powerful Heart Chakra stone because of its beautiful combination of colors. Ruby/Zoisite was first discovered in 1954 in Tanzania. The name anyolite derives from the word for "green" in the native language of the Masai tribe. Ruby in zoisite is known to amplify the entire energy field of the body, which allows us to reach and realize our potential. The combination of ruby in zoisite has been seen as psychic and magical combination especially useful for channeling spirits. It has often been used as a diagnostic tool for healing as the two varieties of hardness (zoisite-soft, ruby-hard) have shown to be a good amplifier for healers to pick up excess or deficiencies. It is a creative gemstone and is very helpful to bring out creative energies. Zoisite has stabilizing qualities which help us to realize our own ideas and innate creativity.

Folk Remedies: Contains chromium (blood sugar balance). Stimulates the body's immunity, circulation, menses, and pituitary stimulation. This gemstone must be carefully scrutinized before choosing it for healing purposes. Benefits the heart and circulatory system, and can assist in the filtration and detoxification of the body. Also suggested for the eyes. It is believed to help with low blood pressure.

Feng Shui: Use in the Southwest for love and relationships (be sure and use two) in the Northwest for helping other people, in the Southeast for wealth and self-worth and Northeast for wisdom. This stone can be placed anywhere there is negative energy.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 8, up to two hours in the sun.

History: Red Corundum. Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale. Among the natural gems only moissanite and diamond are harder. Ruby is a-alumina (the most stable form of Al2O3). This classic stone is usually a deep, brilliant red, but can be found shades of pink or lavender. Found in the US, India, and Sri Lanka. The Greeks called this the mother of all stones. The Romans referred to ruby as the flower among stones. It has been said that ruby represents the crystalized version of divine love, combining the sensual love of Eros with the spiritual love of Agape. Ruby is thought to have been the legendary carbuncle (A carbuncle is an archaic name given to any red cabochon cut gemstone. The name applied particularly to red garnet or ruby) forming the ruby bowl of the Holy Grail, containing a few drops of the blood of Christ. Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond.
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Ayurveda is the principle medical system of India and is over 5,000 years old. This "Science of Life" is considered the art of living in harmony with nature. Crystals are practical tools for healing, energizing and connecting to three primordial humours, call dosha. The Chakra are the subtle energy body centers and have coordinating crystals. In practice, there are crystals use in ayurveda for cleansing and clearing energies and crystals associated with the 9 vedic planets.

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Crystals are used to help balance the energy of the Chakra and can affect us on a daily basis. These crystals allow you to work through each center on a mental, spiritual, as well as a physical level and assist in ways to re-align, balance and manage your energy in a positive way! Crystals are suggested for each Chakra center here.

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