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.
Onyx: 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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Opal: A silicate. Contains water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and
mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). Less
inhibition, more spontaneity. Crown and Brow Chakra. Visualization, imagination, dreams,
healing. Easily absorbs, stores emotions and thoughts. Fragile. Fades/cracks in sun, heat,
salt, acidic foods. Moisten frequently with water or oil. Some cancel/negate other gems.
(backfires if not used for good of all) May change color with high energy/intensity
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White: Balances Left and Right. Brain. Opals are extremely sensitive and must be treated with great care. Rarely used in crystal layouts except by someone who wishes to intensify his or her emotional state. 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.
Black/Dark Blue: 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.
Fire Opals: May stimulate passion, temper, energy. Opals, particularly Fire Opals, are good for business, though they can adversely affect the solar plexus.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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