Conglomerate Stones

Properties: Conglomerate stones are composed of a variety of rocks. Geologist refer to this as clastic sedimentary rock, as it can contain clasts (chards, fragments and bits and pieces) of any rock material or weathering material (sand, earth, water…) that is washed downstream or down current of the sedimentary rock. The rounded clasts of conglomerate can be mineral particles such as quartz, or they can be sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous rock fragments. The matrix that binds the large clasts together can be a mixture of sand, mud, and nature’s “chemical” cement.

These types of stones have wonderfully interesting “metaphysical properties” as they take on the energy of the stones combined in their matrix! It is like a family of different personalities, all rolled into one! Below is a list of the most popular (and my favorite) conglomerate stones for healing.

Although each stone in this group has their own unique healing and metaphysical properties, the one lesson these stones can teach us is how to come together in awareness, love and community. These stones are wonderful for a group meditation or gathering. They clear negative patterns from the emotional body and assist in clearing all forms of anger and confusion within relationships. Conglomerate stones can shed light on the karmic aspects of relationships with others in your life.

These earth stones are grounding especially during times of upheaval in our lives. Considered “guardian stones“, they embody the elemental powers of water, fire, air and earth, molding together material from all aspects of our life.

Folk Remedies: Conglomerate stones have been used for healing and clearing blockages and strengthening Qi flow in the body. It is a beneficial stone for strengthening emotional bonds and relationship ties on both a physical and etheric levels.

Feng Shui: Use in the Center for health and healing, in the North area for career and lifepath, in the Southwest for relationships and the West for creativity.

Crystal Cleansing: Method 1: Many of these stones should NOT be cleansed in water, such as mochi, boji, or fulgurite. Keep fulgurtie away from water and heat, as this electrically charged sand will fall apart if you rearrange it’s structure. Use the smoke of incense to cleanse this “stone” or bury it in a cup of sand for 24 hours. They can be brushed clean with a soft bristle brush. Some mochi balls, which are also sand based may fall apart in water. If you are not sure, just use method one.  They can be charged in the sun.

History: Conglomerate stones are composed of a variety of rocks. Geologist refer to this as clastic sedimentary rock, as it can contain clasts (chards, fragments and bits and pieces) of any rock material or weathering material (sand, earth, water…) that is washed downstream or down current of the sedimentary rock. The rounded clasts of conglomerate can be mineral particles such as quartz, or they can be sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous rock fragments. The matrix that binds the large clasts together can be a mixture of sand, mud, and nature’s “chemical” cement.

A grouping of crystals such as a conglomerate of stones or cluster of crystals bring a “group” energy to it’s surrounding area. These stones are great to foster protection, cooperation, purification, harmony, friendship, intimacy and to break up negative energy in the environment.

Boji Stones

Boji stones are actually a trademark name for iron-magnetite concretions also called Marcasite nodules. Boji stones tend to have a hematite shell around sandstone and also go by the name of Kansas Pop Rock. These are one of the most grounding stones with electromagnetic properties. They are most famous for their true yin energy and yang energy natures. The rougher “male” stones have protrusions (usually of pyrite) and “female” stones are smooth and unassuming. These stones have + and – charge. They are most useful for balancing male and female energies. They are considered “alive” stones due to their electro-magnetic nature.

Mochi Balls

Also called Moqui Ball, Mochi Marbles, Martian Blueberries 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).  These stones bring inner peace and harmony to those who embrace them.  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. Wonderful as meditation stones.

Que Sera Stones

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. Because of this mix, Que Sera stone vibrates at a very high level resonating with our Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra for tapping into our creative identity. 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.

Hag Stone

Hag Stone or otherwise known as a Witch Stone, Hol(e)y Stones or Adder Stone have occupied myth and magic for centuries. Used by farmers, people seeking protection and magical minded people, Hag stones are stones that have a naturally occurring hole inside them. Often discovered in fields or along coastal beaches, lakes or streams. These holes occur from the elements beating down upon them over many years. Hanging a hag stone from a cord around the bed post was believed to prevent night terrors associated with hags or witches afflicting the individual with her magical powers or riding them.

Merlinite

Merlinite is a trade name for opalized white chalcedony which is included with Psilomelane, an obsolete group name for hard black manganese oxides. It incorporates many different minerals such as braunite, coronadite, hausmanite, manganite, pyrolusite hollandite, cryptomelane, romanechite, the manganese present in Merlinite. This is 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.

Shiva Lingam

Shiva lingam are sacred to the Hindu tradition and are ceremoniously gathered once a year from the muddy banks of the Narmada River, one of the Seven Sacred places of pilgrimage in India. They are naturally composed of opaque cryptocrystalline quartz (making it similar to chalcedony, agates and jasper) combined with a variety of trace minerals such goethite with iron oxide deposits said to have been implanted in the stone by meteorites, millions of years ago.

Fulgurite

Fulgurite is the name given to fused Quartz, Si02, which has been struck by lightning and melting sand or rock. The best known fulgurites are found in quartz sand, where the fulgurite take the form of tubes, sometimes exceeding a half inch or more in diameter. This type of formation is called sand fulgurite.

The “lightning stone“, fulgurites are some of the most powerful stones and along with the power of prayer, they can help to manifest one’s visions. Fulgurites have a high-frequency vibration and seem to hold a clear, strong resonance with the powerful electrical force that created them. Their extreme “lightning energy” is believed to be the touch of the Divine, also referred to as the “Finger of God“.

Marcasite

Marcasite is iron sulfide (FeS2) with orthorhombic crystal structure. It is sometimes mistaken for pyrite, even though their crystal structures are completely different. It’s only because marcasite is somewhat rare and pyrite is more common as they both have a beautiful metallic lustre. Pyrite’s crystal structure is cubic, where Marcasite’s is orthorhombric. Clusters of marcasite crystals are called “cockscombs.”

Marcasite crystal nodules, or cockscombs, are sometimes referred to as white iron pyrite, which is iron sulfide (FeS2) with orthorhombic crystal structure.

As a primary mineral it forms nodules, concretions and crystals in a variety of sedimentary rock, such as in the chalk layers found on both sides of the English Channel at Dover, Kent, England and at Cap Blanc Nez, Pas De Calais, France, where it forms as sharp individual crystal, crystal groups and nodules

Mochi Marbles

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. Wonderful 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.

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 Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra. As such, they are very beneficial for tapping into our creative identity. Clairaudience and orientation to self-expression are often obtained through meditations with these stones. 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.

San Andreas Fault Stone

Geological researchers have been able find significant amounts of the mineral serpentine, granite, shale and sandstone. Therefore, in addition to the properties below, these conglomerate stones will also take on the metaphysical properties of the minerals they are fused with!

These earth stones are grounding especially during times of upheaval in our lives. Considered a “guardian stone“, it embodies the elemental powers of fire and earth, molding together material that brings security, guarded protection and steadfastness. This stone can literally change your life’s “landscape” and offer you a whole new picture or perspective on something that may have been lying just beneath the surface. A great stone to encourage new beginnings.

Shiva Lingham

Properties:   Shiva Lingham are considered the “Harmony and Balance stone of the Soul”. Lingam is the sacred Sanskrit word for phallus. In Tantra, the shape embodies the masculine energy; dynamic expression and knowledge. The markings or Yoni depicts female energy; wisdom and intuition. The Tantric Shiva Lingam unifies the dualistic female/male world into harmonious balance. This Sacred Stone relates to the Heart Chakra, and represents the harmony and balance of the soul that is maintained within the hearts of all of us. Shiva Lingham stones are used for spiritual detox, allowing us to see higher knowledge within ourselves. The stone gives us the capacity for hanging on to the beliefs which work the best for us and letting go of those beliefs which no longer serve us. When used during meditation, lingam shows us how to connect with our physical and spiritual energies and therefore, our higher selves.

Folk Remedies: This fertility stone is a powerful second Spleen/Sexual Chakra healer and has been used traditionally for births and conception assistance. It is also helpful for those who have second Chakra related illness due to uncommon rearing and lack of nurturing as infant/child. This stone is used on the spine, especially on the sacrum for fertility issues, anywhere on the back for pain issues, prostate issues and menopause. This is also a very powerful male energy connector.

Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Center area for grounding, in the West for children, East for community and family and Southwest for relationships (use two stones).

Crystal Cleansing: This stone can be cleansed and discharged of negative energy by running it under warm water and charging it in the sun for 30 minutes. It can also be charged on a crystal cluster, preferably quartz or bowl of tumbled quartz.

History: This stone is a variety of jasper. Shiva Lingams originate at the Narmada River in the central western part of India, which is one of India’s seven holy sites. Accessible only during the dry season, these stones are collected from the river bed. Lord Shiva is the supreme being revered by Hindus, and this fertility stone is often worshiped as his embodiment. Lingam describes the egg-like shape that is hand-polished to balanced proportions. 

For Coming Together

Although each stone in this group has their own unique healing and metaphysical properties, the one lesson these stones can teach us is how to come together in awareness, love and community.  These stones are wonderful for a group meditation or gathering.

They clear negative patterns from the emotional body and assist in clearing all forms of anger and confusion within relationships. Conglomerate stones can shed light on the karmic aspects of relationships with others in your life.

These earth stones are grounding especially during times of upheaval in our lives. Considered “guardian stones“, they embody the elemental powers of water, fire, air and earth, molding together material from all aspects of our life.

Associations

Angels: Guardian Angel
Associated Crystal: quartz family, sedimentary rock
Birthstone:
Color: mixed
Chakra: Root Chakra
Element: Earth, Fire, Air, Water
Flowers:
Oils: Basil, Patchouli, Sage, Tea Tree
Gods/Goddesses: Cybele, Dione, Gaia, Pele, Pheonix,
Planet: Earth
Zodiac:
Sabbat: Samhain
Tarot: The World

Group Meditation

A grouping of crystals such as a conglomerate of stones or cluster of crystals bring a “group” energy to it’s surrounding area. These stones are great to foster protection, cooperation, purification, harmony, friendship, intimacy and to break up negative energy in the environment.

A group meditation is a wonderful tool for streaming one thought or “one consciousness”.  It is usually a purpose driven or one intention meditation geared toward a single purpose for a desired outcome.  You can sometimes experience this at the end of a meditation class or yoga class. This can also be experienced in a prayer group or even before a game or performance!

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Cleansing & Charging Conglomerate Stones

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1  (caution should be taken using water on these stones ~ as these can easily fall apart) They can be charged in the sun.

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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