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African Jade is actually a form of Green garnet. Considered good for general healing & improving relaxation.  Associated with bringing peace, pureness of thought, unobscured mental capacity, & creativity.  Said to aid in the purification of all body systems, & were exchanged between friends to insure they would meet again.

African Opal calms the emotional body. It is known for cleansing and re-balancing of the charkas.

Agates in general have been known for centuries as powerful healers & bringers of wealth & good fortune. Believed to help with improving self confidence, courage, memory & physical strength, among other things. Good for general healing & grounding.

Amazonite was a sacred stone highly valued by the ancient Egyptians. Soothing to the mental state & good for spiritual growth. A calming stone. Strengthens body’s energy currents. Reduces anxiety.

Amber is used to tap into the power of the Sun, & is good for success, abundance, healing, & happiness. A powerful stone, Amber is also used for healing of the physical body. It carries a negative electrical energy charge & therefore is good to draw power & energy into its bearer.

Amethyst is a stone of psychic power, enhancing & increasing the abilities of the bearer. Aids in increasing spiritual awareness & helps in the attainment of your spiritual goals. Wear amethyst to dispel fear & heighten intuitive powers. It aids in dreaming, dispelling nightmares, protection & helping to break bad habits. Called the "sobriety stone".

Ametrine is a mix of Amethyst & Citrine, found only in the Anahi Mine located in Bolivia. It is thought to be a very powerful money stone, aids in meditation, relieves tension, disperses negativity & helps to eliminate prejudice. It is said to bring serenity & calm, give strength & mental stability, & to enhance one's ability to assimilate new ideas.

Aquamarine is a stone of courage.  Its calming energies reduce stress & quiet the mind.  Clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect & clears confusion. Promotes self-expression.  Soothes fears, increases sensitivity,  sharpens intuition & opens clairvoyance. Highly protective during pregnancy, it helps to guard both mother & baby from harm. Boosts the immune system & alleviates overreactions, such as hayfever or allergies.

 

Artistic Jasper is so named because it has designs that appear on each specimen which seem to resemble a small work of art. Like all Jaspers, it is grounding, healing, & protective, balances yin & yang & aligns the physical, emotional & mental bodies. It brings the courage to get to come to grips with problems assertively & encourages honesty with oneself. It imparts determination to all pursuits. It aids quick thinking & promotes organizational abilities & seeing projects through. It stimulates the imagination & transforms ideas into action. Known as the “supreme nurturer,” it sustains & supports during times of stress, & brings tranquility & wholeness & reenergizes the body.

 

Autumn Jasper  (aka Epidot, Mayflower Jasper) protects against negative energy & is a strengthening stone. Red jaspers are considered protective, green have general healing abilities, & yellow help mental processes.

Azurite-Malachite – these 2 stones are often found together, & help reach deeper states during meditation. Blue Azurite is the “Stone of Heaven” said to stimulate the pursuit of the heavenly self, & green Malachite is the “Stone of Transformation” & helps to bring ease during times of change and the insight needed for spiritual growth. Helps reduce vanity and excessive feelings of self importance.

Bamboo Leaf Agate is a stone of creativity. It balances yin & yang, instills harmony, increases intellect, memory, energy, strength & longevity. It is a good stress reliever &  increases courage & self confidence. Also known as Russian Lace Agate, Silver Needle Agate, or Sagenite Agate.  

Black/Banded Agate is a stone for grounding & centering energies. Use for self control, resilience, quiet power, peace from anxiety. Considered a receiving stone used for calming, soothing, meditation & reflection. Represents the element earth & is therefore related to our survival instincts, sense of grounding & connection to our bodies & the physical plane.

Black Jade is said to provide protection & repel negativity. Helps us to control our greed & our need for control & fosters the wise use of personal power. Brings healing & serenity, enhances expressiveness, intelligence & perception.  Helps rid oneself of negative emotions such as fear, anger, doubt, & release traumatic memories.

Black Obsidian is considered extremely protective & grounding & said to allow no negative energy to enter. Obsidian can be polished to a shiny mirror surface, so it is attributed with the ability to reflect back to us our true selves & reveal to us our flaws in no uncertain terms. Because of this property, it is said to remove emotional blocks. Said to be a vision stone for use in vision quests & prophetic dreaming. Obsidian is a gemstone of the 1st Chakra. Useful to combat grief & depression. Useful for introspection - helps one to see where changes need to be made within oneself.

 

 

 

Black Onyx is excellent for grounding negativity and releasing stress. Black Onyx can be worn for protection, to banish grief, and to encourage happiness and good fortune.

Black tourmaline (Schorl)  is a purifying, protective, & shielding, stone that safeguards against negativity & unwanted or dark energies (eg. jealousy, anger, resentment, or greed). It encourages intellectual thought & vitality. Tourmaline is said to bring balance to the body, & holding a black tourmaline is believed to help banish fear & other emotional effects of illness & fatigue. Rub black tourmaline for luck & happiness.

 

Bloodstone is called “The Stone of Courage”. Bloodstone (also known as heliotrope) is green jasper with distinctive red spots of iron oxide that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. The contrast between green & red is visually appealing, & since these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, we can look at bloodstone as a crystal that can help to integrate & blend opposites. Bloodstone is the symbol of justice. There is a legend that says the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping on the green earth & solidifying.

 

Blue Aventurine is commonly used as a good luck stone. Carries the healing powers of the green Earth. Aids circulation & communication.  Increases spiritual truth. All-around healer. Stimulates creativity & expression.

Blue Goldstone is a man-made stone & is made by adding Copper Salts to glass in a furnace. It is a gently uplifting stone, & helps to reduces stomach tension. The copper pyrite in Goldstone brings with it relief from pain & inflammation. It is gently uplifting, protects the psychic & empathic sensitivities, & is effective in the transmission of healing energies from the heart, throat & third eye.

Blue Lace Agate is a gentle, calming stone that lessens anger & calms nervousness. It can help bring stronger intuition & inner knowing. Considered a stone of communication, it can ease the harsh edge off communication, enhance public speaking, & smooth discussions. As with all agates, it is a protective stone, particularly when calling upon angels for protection.

Blue Peruvian (Andean) Opal is mystically known as a stone of courage & ingenuity. It is said to improve self-esteem & self-love. It is also said to be an aid to creativity & communication of all types. It is reputed to help one find a confidant. Peruvian blue opal is also said to help with stress reduction, fatigue, & weight loss.

Blue Tigereye, also known as Hawk’s Eye, enhances communication, & helps find courage to recognize thoughts & ideas, & the willpower to carry them into the physical realm. It is said to bring good luck. It is calming, & releases stress, aids the quick-tempered, overanxious & phobic.  Slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive & dissolves sexual frustrations. Said to aid the development of intuition & divination abilities. 

 

 

Blue topaz brings leadership ability to anyone who wears or carries it. It also enhances & improves psychic knowledge, spiritual growth, & psychic insight. It lends an air of tranquility to those endeavors. It  is said to enhance one's communicative abilities, helping to more easily & clearly express oneself.

Blueberry Quartz has beautiful, deep-blue needles dispersed throughout the clear glass of this manmade gemstone. Made from glass melted in a furnace then combined with a colouring agent to produce the swirling inclusions or “needles” that give it its unique look. The glass is then cooled, cut, and polished like a gemstone.

 

Bone represents our connection to the animal kingdom, Earth & support.

 

Botswana Agate is recommended for anyone who comes in regular contact with excessive amounts of heat or smoke (eg. Firefighters). Helpful for anyone who wants to quit smoking. Beneficial to the circulatory system, the skin, & the brain. Soothes depression.  Stimulates attention, alertness, detail observation. Helps against toxins.

Brazil agate was sacred to Native Americans. Said to promote stability in ceremonial activities, balance body, mind, emotions & spirit, eliminate negativity, & help connect to one’s spiritual side. A grounding stone, good for healing.

Brecciated Jasper has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, & a sense of wholeness. It balances the yin-yang, physical & emotional. It is a stone of protection, encourages attunement & communication with animals & can help with animal & other allergies. It brings happiness & a good outlook on life & eases stress. It can help increase physical endurance & ward off dehydration. It is also a good stone for grounding oneself.

Bronzite is a stone of focused action & politeness. It is a special mineral for planning things, & its energy promotes certainty & control, dispersing indecision & doubt. Helps to encourage us to take control over our own actions, & enables us to be sure about what it is that we want in our lives. Bronzite is a good grounding stone also. It is excellent to promote change in a harmonious way.

 

Brown jade is a stone that connects us to the earth. A good stone to use to help settle matters of the home or to adjust to a new environment. Spiritual healers attribute different abilities to each color of jade. They recommend brown when entering a new phase in life. Brown is the color of the Earth, and is very comforting, nurturing, fertile, and stable.

 

Canadian Jade is nephrite jade, which can be mottled or more subdued than the jadeite varieties. Has been treasured for thousands of years for its beauty and durability. It's said to help concentration & development of psychic potential. Helps achieve a high mysticism level, discover obscure aspects of the personality & realize one’s  potential.

Carnelian protects from envy, fear, rage & sorrow. Is a healing & protecting stone. Governs creativity, inquisitiveness, intuitiveness, & compassion. Enhances courage & willpower.

Chalcedony is a sub-set of quartz. During the 1700’s it was believed to banish evil spirits & nightmares. Sailors carried it to protect against drowning. Brings love & comfort, dispels anger, balances ego, promotes awareness, relieves nervousness.

Charoite was discovered in Russia in 1978. Found only in the Murun mountains. Charoite is a soul stone with deep physical & emotional healing energies. It is a stone of transformation & is used to overcome fears. It can be used to overcome obsessions & compulsions. It grounds the spiritual self & lifts energy when the body is exhausted.  Put charoite beneath your pillow, especially if you are prone to disturbed sleep or fears which surface in dreams. In combination with amethyst, it will help to release these fears.

"Cherry Quartz" is a beautiful manmade glass from China, a mixture of clear glass and swirls of deep pink. It is made from glass melted in a furnace then combined with a colouring agent to produce the swirling inclusions or “needles” that give it its unique look. The glass is then cooled, cut, & polished like a gemstone. It has been said to attract love.

China Jade is used to attract love. It is a wonderful healing stone, & helps the body in self-healing. Said to be useful for guarding against accidents & misfortune.

Chrysocolla is a stone of harmony, & can be used to purify a place or remove negativity from a person. It is a very gentle stone which can help ease fear, anxiety, & guilt. Helps one feel more comfortable speaking the truth, & develop personal confidence. Similar to Turquoise, its high conductivity from copper draws out pain & heat (fevers, inflammations, arthritis.)

Chrysoprase is soothing & eliminates stress. Governs compassion, friendship & fidelity, eloquence, joy & happiness. Aids in meditation. Balances Yin /Yang, & is a protecting stone.

 

Coffee Jasper, like all brown jaspers, helps one find stability & balance. Boosts the immune system & assist in extracting pollutants & toxins from the body. Helps one become more ecologically aware. Well suited for use by people who wish to relive past events through regression or analysis.

Copper is considered a mineral of energy & mental agility. It has a positive influence on blood circulation & metabolism, & is an excellent conductor of energy, thus it is said to enhance & transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Physically, copper is used in traditional folk remedy to bring in additional energies for all types of healing, treatment of arthritis, relieving pain of broken bones, & low energy. Aids in detoxifying the body.

 

Coral is a stone of organic origin. Coral can be used to reconnect with nature and its variety of wonders. Coral also attracts love and prosperity, particularly red coral, which is a stone of passion. Creativity and optimism are also qualities that coral brings out. Emotionally, coral brings inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose.

Country agate  agates in general have been known for centuries as powerful healers and bringers of wealth & good fortune. Believed to help with improving self confidence, courage, memory & physical strength, among other things. Good for general healing & grounding.

Crazy Jasper can help regulate your stress levels & reduce your feelings of anxiety, & it calms the nerves to help sharpen your focus. Helps channel positivity, brings balance & stability, & heightens your energy. Supports in conflicts & times of stress, protects, grounds & stimulates energy.

Crazy Lace Agate is also known as Mexican Agate. In ancient times was worn to placate the gods & give courage. Helps improve the ego & self-esteem, & is a symbol of the spiritual love of good. Helps banish fear. Renews strength, balances physical energies, relieves emotional pain. Illuminates your mind, allows more eloquence. Provides insight.

 

Dalmatian Jasper helps us to see our own strengths & weaknesses & can help us when we are feeling disillusioned. It brings a sense of fun to our lives. It is also particularly good for healing those people who have trouble relaxing &/or having fun. It is a stone of protection from nightmares, depression, & negative thinking. Dalmatian Jasper is also a good stone for relationships in general & particularly good for long term relationships. It is said to both increase loyalty & to aid memory too.

 

Denim Lapis is a love, protection, healing, & power stone. It enhances spiritual development, brings mental clarity, emotional healing, & the gift of strength, self-assurance & increased sensitivity to your higher power. Illuminates the mind & opens the heart to love and beauty. Changes negative views of reality to positive outlooks.

Desert Jasper – From ancient times the jaspers were cherished for their beauty & mystical properties. Believed to bring good health, courage & wisdom, & to be a grounding stone. Yellow jaspers were used to assist & protect during times of travel.

Dragons Blood Jasper is a very protective & grounding stone, like both red & green jasper. The red in this stone is said to represent the blood of the dragon, & the green its skin, & it is said to make one strong enough to fight & slay the mythical dragon. It brings joy to community interactions, & increases courage, energy & strength. It is said to ground spiritual energy through heart chakra, calling forth the gentle strengths of love, forgiveness, & compassion-the only energies that can tame the inner dragon.

 

Dragons Vein Agate can heighten creative visualization. Promotes energy & strength, & will help one discover the truth in a matter & to aid in accepting one’s fate. Said to eliminate auric negativity, to stimulate creativity, courage, harmony, & balance the emotional & physical bodies  &  the yin/yang energies & stimulate the Crown Chakra. It is also said to help one connect to the Spirit Worlds.

 

Dragonskin Jasper has delicate veining in high-contrast greens. It brings tranquility, comforting & wholeness by reducing your insecurities, fears, & guilt. It is sometimes called the nurturing stone for its nurturing & protective energies. Green Jasper is healing, worn to ward off ill health. Worn to become more sympathetic to others mental & emotional states. Brings about balance between various aspects of your life, also provides grounding & gives connection to the earth.

 

 

 

Druzy (or drusy) Agate is agate with tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of the stones. Drusy quartz is commonly used for energizing your aura & promoting creativity, & helping someone who does not have the skills to understand the problem (does not have a deep understanding).

 

Dumortierite can reduce problems with scattered mind & disorganization, & bring mental clarity. It also helps one to see & accept reality, & react to it intelligently, & is sometimes mentioned as useful in treating addictions & compulsive/impulsive behaviors.. It can lift depression & replace it with peace & happiness, & can help reduce stubbornness & emotional tension. Good for releasing old negativity.

 

Fancy Jasper varies in colour from burgundy to forest green & gold. Red jaspers are considered protective, green have general healing abilities, & yellow help mental processes. These 3 are combined in Fancy Jasper. Provides a sense of well-being & helps one “lighten up.”

 

 

 

Feldspath is a name given to a group of minerals, silicates of alumina, that are closely related in crystalline form. They occur in crystals & crystalline masses, & are vitreous in luster. It is a stone of strength & creativity, & helps find havens of refuge when danger is perceived. Good for assertiveness, artistic talents,  healing, protection, & joy.

 

Fire Agate has a deep calming energy that brings security & safety. It is a protection stone with strong grounding powers. Helps inspire inner knowledge to emerge in the resolution of problems. It also helps in overcoming addictions, & other destructive desires. Fire agate is said to represent absolute perfection, & it instills spiritual fortitude. Fire Agate provides support, power & courage in difficult times, offers protection, calms the fears & emotions & reflects the threats toward their source. It can be used for amplifying psychic talents. It can be used to overcome depression & encourage the flow of positive creative energy.

 

 Flame Jasper is a powerful healing agent for the blood & circulation. It will help with depression. The red in it will draw money. It is said to protect, give beauty and grace to women, cure fevers and induce freshness of ideas. Also believed to give the courage to make a journey.

Flower Jade – Jade is thought to be a stone of serenity & calming effect. Flower jade enhances confidence & self-assuredness, helps one gain knowledge from dreams, & assists in getting in touch with one’s spiritual side.

 

Fluorite (rainbow fluorite) ranges from greens to lilacs, clear to purples. Reduces mild emotional trauma. Eliminates negativity. Stabilizes physical, mental & emotional, & spiritual systems. Brings spiritual peace & wholeness. Used as a calming, centering influence for meditation.

Fossil Coral helps quiet the emotions & bring the body back into a state of peace. It can help one to clearly communicate from a calm, cool state of expression. It is a good meditation or visual aid, has healing power energies, soothes fears & tensions, & prevents ill fortune. Coral strengthens self-esteem, facilitates intuition, & assists with clearing judgement, frustration & resentment at being told what to do. It helps bring a more positive approach in ones’ emotional outlook & expression, so it is a good depression aid.

Fossil Jasper, aka Turitella,  is considered to extend the life, or give longevity. The whorls & eye patterns are thought to "absorb" stress, emotional pain, toxins into themselves. Thought to bridge the gap between earth & water. Thought to enhance "earthy" qualities such as practicality & common-sense.

Garnet is a stone of high vitality & energy, & lends vitality, strength, & sensuality. Given as a gift, garnet symbolizes true & never-ending love & devotion. Garnet releases one’s creative ability & inner fire.

 

Gaspeite is a recently discovered stone in the western hemisphere, found in 1966, & was a discarded byproduct of nickel sulfide mining. It reduces distress & brings assurance,  helps attract friends & friendship. Known for helping to bring spirituality into everyday life. It brings good fortune & helps prevent loss. Primarily related to the heart chakra.

Geodes can have different crystals, such as quartz, amethyst, or citrine. Geodes can help you to see the whole picture, & help with coming to a decision before things get out of hand. They can help one have the ability to shape one's own future. They bridge communications with the Higher Deity & assist in communicating with people that are in the healing fields. They are good tools for meditating, & can be good for soothing & de-stressing. Aid in spirituality.

 

 

 

When you need to turn on the charm, wear Gold Lace Agate to promote friendliness & a contagious happiness. This stone is also said to help relieve depression. It can help you to feel more grounded & practical & increase your understanding of how different life forms can work together to achieve practical results.

Golden Horse Jasper  varies in colour from greens & golds to burgundy & grey. Red jaspers are considered protective, green have general healing abilities, & yellow help mental processes. A grounding stone & a stone of earth consciousness, of responsibility, caring for, & saving our planet.

Golden Jade is believed to help with understanding & empathy. It is a calming  gemstone, providing protection &  blessing. It is said to be associated with the solar plexus chakra, and provides energy, quiet stimulation, & joy. Enhances connection to all beings, & brings balance & harmony to relationships & helps to heal dysfunctional relationships.

 

Golden Labradorite increases creativity, inner strength, vitality, courage, mental clarity, endurance, spiritual focus, intelligence & purpose. It helps to calm the emotions, & helps one to forgive. It is useful for detaching from undue influence or manipulation by others, & especially for treating codependency or an enabler who is unable to let the person learn their own lessons in life or who unconsciously wants to prolong dependency. Its energies are male & solar in tone, & it can be used to activate the ‘male’ aspects of the self, in both men & women (traits of assertiveness, self-confidence, creativity, self-expression in language, physical activity and extroversion.) For those who feel tentative, unfocused, passive or weak, it can be a helpful ally.

 

 

Goldstone is said to be a Master Healer, stabilizing emotions & aiding in staying calm.  It is an energy generator & is a good deflector of unwanted energies, so is a protection stone. It reminds us to set goals that are lofty and work to attain them. Thought to increase the healing energies emanating from the hands, & is often used for long distance healing.  A man-made stone, however it contains copper, which is extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Green Amber has an energy like new sap rising from a tree in springtime, green amber is a wonderful stone for healing & energizing the body & lifting the spirit. As a stone of manifestation, it brings wealth & prosperity to the wearer, empowering them with success. Green amber clears the heart chakra, filling the heart with love & radiant joy.

 

Green Aventurine is called “The Healer of the Heart & Soul”. Grounds emotionally, allowing thought free of fear, indecisiveness & anxiety. Energizes, inspires, motivates. A stone for leaders, protectors, & counselors. Stimulates healing, creativity, & good luck. Protective for traveling.

 

Green Banded Agate enhances channelling,  emotional security & energy. It acts as a shield,  facilitates self-diagnosis during meditation, helps deal with stress & irritability, & facillitates telephathy.

 

Green jasper is especially suited to tempering aspects of your life that have taken on too great an importance. Works as a gentle daily reminder that the whole is only the result of all the parts. Helps with expression, especially of your heart’s desire. Jasper is used primarily to help bring about change. Like all Jaspers, it has the ability to foster & nurture, & its energy is used for grounding & protection. Assists in quick thinking, & helps one to endure stress.

Green Opal is beneficial for cleansing & rejuvenating. It has the ability to filter information & reorient the mind, thus giving a better meaning to everyday life, & bringing about a clearer spiritual prospective. Green opals help give an energy boost. Green Opal helps bring you peace so that you can enter a meditative state more quickly. It is useful in bringing dreams & daydreams that will both help you see/identify the problem & also see how it could be solved. It is a cleansing & rejuvenating gemstone that gives meaning to life & brings about spiritual perspective, & it promotes emotional recovery & aides relationships. 

 

 

Green Quartz is a good general healer, as are all types of quartz. It is also a stone of transformation, intuition,  creativity, success, prosperity, and abundance. It is associated with all things healthy, growing & rejuvenating, & allows a strong connection to Nature.

Grey Banded Agate, like all agates, is very grounding & helps to bring us into balance, centering & stabilizing our physical energy. Helps with self-acceptance, mental function, & to overcome negativity. Place variegated & banded agates under your pillow at night to relieve insomnia & bring good dreams.

Grossularite Garnet is a useful stone to have during challenges & lawsuits. It teaches relaxation & going with the flow, & inspires service & cooperation. It is a stone of high vitality & energy, & lends vitality, strength, & sensuality. Given as a gift, garnets symbolize true & never-ending love & devotion. Garnets release one’s creative ability & inner fire.

Hematite is very grounding & balancing, allowing one to release negativity. It is healing & cleansing for disorders of the blood, & allows one to release harmful emotions. Calming, transforms negativity & said to aid in high blood pressure, muscle cramping, nervous disorders & insomnia.

 

Horn increases spiritual protection & is thought to have healing properties.

Howlite is naturally white or grey in color, often with a spider web-like pattern of black lines adorning it. Considered a stone of memory, knowledge & progress, it is said to encourage reasoning, observation, discernment & patience. Many believe it can eliminate pain, anger & offensive behavior, while encouraging tact & decency. Folklore suggests it has healing properties that gently absorb & relieve stress, tension & anxiety & its specific physical healing properties are said to include the abilities to relieve insomnia, balance calcium levels & strengthen bones & teeth.

 

Hsiu Jade is a type of Serpentine, so-called because the mottled surface resembles a snake’s skin, & was originally thought to protect from snake bites. The brown colour is achieved by heating. Good for enhancing meditation. A nurturing stone, helps to ground with earth energy, & protects from negative energy.

Imperial Jasper is mined only in the Guadalajara Mexico area, & is one of the highly prized jaspers on the market today. It forms in nodules, with colours ranging from reds & greens, to pinks, greys, tans & other earthy tones. It is a nurturing  & grounding stone that helps one to exist in a state of joy. It is also believed to stabilise emotions.  It is said to provide protection (as all Jasper does), & reduce fears & insecurities. Known as the stone of sharing & caring, promotes stability, physical stamina, calm, relaxation, comfort, contentment, compassion, nurturing, tranquility, enthusiasm & organization. Helps relieve emotional stress, loneliness, insecurities, grief, fears & guilt.

 

Imperial Turquoise is not turquoise at all, but dyed & stabilized chocolate jasper. Chocolate Jasper helps to restore honor, integrity, intuition & communication. It is considered a healing stone, particularly for the immune system, skin disorders, kidneys & depression. Helps with stability, balance, a connection to the earth, meditation & past life work. Provides strength for creativity & increased inspiration.

 

Indian Agate is a great aid for meditation, & a powerful healing stone. Indian agate gives physical strength & emotional security. It is also a good protection stone.

Iolite is a wonderful stone for soothing & balancing psychic energies; while enhancing the abilities of the bearer, it also assists in grounding & clearer thought/vision. Iolite is one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, & spiritual activities.

Jade is the stone of the heart, said to aid in self-healing, harmony, and serenity. Helps to eliminate negativity in your life. A sacred stone in many cultures. The Chinese believe it brings prosperity. Very beneficial to the heart in both physical and spiritual senses. Thought to have a gentle, steady pulse of healing energy.

 

 

 

 

Jadeite . Jade is actually two different stones, Jadeite & Nephrite. Jadeite contains Aluminum & is rarer & hence more valuable than Nephrite. Although famous for its green, pure jade is actually white, with impurities forming green, red, yellow, pink, white, violet, orange, blue-green & brown. Most valued is the pink or lilac Jadeite. Helps get in touch with the emotions, beneficial to people who have been hurt by love or need to discover the gentleness within themselves, & can help one learn restraint & subtlety in matters of emotional importance.

 

 

 

 

Jasper is a stone of gentleness & relaxation. It is said to provide protection, & to have a calming effect, giving stability & security. Jaspers are considered the patron stones of Counselors & Therapists. It has the ability to foster & nurture, & its energy is used for grounding & protection. Jasper is used primarily to help bring change, & for balance & grounding.

Jet is a form of petrified wood similar to coal, though much harder. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. Helps control mood swings & fights deep depression. Jet is grounding & balancing, &, as it carries a negative electrical charge, is good for drawing power & knowledge to the bearer.

  

Kambala Jasper calms the emotions & provides insight into difficult situations. It is often referred to as the “Supreme Nurturer”, as it provides support through life’s stressful events & is an excellent stone to wear to help alleviate worry. It is grounding & absorbs negative energy, protecting the wearer from psychic attack. Shamans wear Jasper, as it is believed that it holds the protection of solar energy & is used during journeying. It helps those who have obsessions by helping to bring balance to the emotions while promoting rational thinking.

 

 

Kiwi Jasper is a pale seafoam green color with black & clear crystal spotting effect throughout the stones.  It’s a nurturing stone, a good stone for the healers to use on the behalf of others. A good stone for people in counseling or therapy, who want to overcome addictions or compulsive behavior, & gather up their strength for the battles ahead. (emotional) A power stone for those who stand for justice & fair play.

 

 

 

Kyanite brings loyalty, honesty & tranquility, & diminishes anger & confusion. Enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness, meditation, & communication. Kyanite aids in creative expressions such as art, dance, writing, etc., strengthens the truth in a person, makes one more reliable, & brings serenity. Kyanite does not retain negative energy & never needs energetic cleansing. It aligns & balances all chakras.

 

Labradorite assists in understanding one’s destiny & purpose in this life. Taps into inner knowledge & wisdom, enhances understanding of energies & intuitive flashes. Magnifies a person’s strength, originality & relationships with others. Opens energy flows to centers most in need.

Lapidalite Jasper, aka Chinese Charoite or Flower Suglite, soothes the soul & gives off a peaceful & calming energy. It assists those of a sensitive nature to become more in tune with their heart chakra, aligned with the energy of the Earth, & more aware of Gaia energy. By working with this stone, our ability to communicate with other non-human life forms will also increase. Those who already have the intellectual understanding of our unity with the planet & an awareness of the oneness of all creation will gain the most benefit from this stone.  It opens one up for unconditional love & the balance that it brings in one`s life. It is a stone of acceptance, precision, & focus.  

Lapis Jade is a peaceful & passive energy source. Helps people who meditate to relax & open their minds to the inner peace within them. It has a steady energy & is given to people who feel overwhelmed or under tremendous stress in their lives.  Believed to foster serenity, wisdom, longevity, success & abundance.

 

Lapis Lazuli  is the ‘Stone of Egypt’.  It is a powerful healing stone that brings inner power to the wearer & is often used as a protection stone for physical & psychic attacks. Heightens one's awareness, insight & intellect - a good stone for helping to lift depression. Assists in communication, & helps to increase wisdom & gain knowledge. Used for growth & new beginnings, dreaming, women's healing, insomnia.

 

 

 

 

Larimar brings the tranquility of water,  sea  & air to heart & mind. It represents peace & clarity, emitting healing  & love energy. Soothes & uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life, & changes with love. Assists with self-expression, patience, willingness to accept, simplicity, & creativity.  Uplifts the heart, eases stress & gives a sense of serenity, love & peace.

 

 

Lemon Jade is a form of serpentine, which resembles Jade in appearance & properties. It is  linked with the assimilation & understanding of new information, & for enhancing feelings of compassion & empathy. It exudes a healing and soothing energy. Said to balance mood swings, encourage the ability to solve conflicts by peaceful means, & be an exceptional meditation stone.

 

 

 

 

Leopard Skin Jasper is associated with spiritual discovery, & assists in self-healing. A protection stone, especially for travel. Balances the body’s energies. Helps eliminate negativity. Considered sacred to the Native Americans.

 

 

 

 

Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, & acceptance. Calms, relaxes, gently eases intensity of feelings, stress, mood swings, depression, manic-depression, self-criticism, anxiety, addictions & worrying. It brings hope & is a stone of transformation that helps one get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best. For many, this stone heals fear at its source in this or past lifetimes, & helps one discover the spirit in everyday life.

 

Lilac Jasper is a natural purple Jasper. It stimulates the crown chakra. It provides protection, peace of mind, nurturing, and grounding.

 

Magnetic Hematite helps reduce stress, provide grounding, & improve blood circulation, while magnetic fields balance the bioenergy in the body in natural ways, aiding healing, reducing pain, & boosting the immune system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahogany Jasper is, like all of the red jaspers, good for increased grounding & protection. It is believed in general to stabilise the aura and cleanse it, eliminating negative energy,  is thought to have powers to sustain us, is good for someone who has been weakened by a long illness or stay in hospital, & is used to calm nerves.  It is believed in general to stabilise the aura and cleanse it, eliminating negative energy.

Mahogany Obsidian is volcanic glass which cooled so fast that crystals could not form. Relatively rare in a world-wide sense, it is only found where recent volcanic activity has occurred. It gets the mahogany coloring from the high concentrations of iron. It is considered extremely protective, probably because of the high iron content. This is a grounding stone that also has a fiery element to it & has a gentle energy that will help protect & ground the person who owns it. It is said to work well with all chakras but especially the first. Wearing this gemstone is thought to improve self-acceptance by removing negative self-talk, & is thought to have special cleansing powers with respect to negativity. It is a gem for decision making. Mahogany Obsidian is most commonly thought to be a gemstone which reflects back to us (mirrors) our own flaws, & is said to induce visions & dreams which reveal to us our own part in the difficult areas of our lives.

 

 

 

Malachite is a stone of transformation & helps with change & spiritual evolution. A stone of good fortune & prosperity. A protective stone, especially for protection from evil, during pregnancy & childbirth, for children, & during flying & other travel. Using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies & help encourage true, pure love. Malachite is also good for enhancing emotional stability & balance in general.

Maple Leaf Jasper. I was unable to find specific information about this variety of Jasper. It may just be a variety of Autumn Jasper, & may be the same thing as what is referred to as Maple Jasper. Because of the colours in the stone, it will have the properties associated with brown, green, & mottled Jaspers. Brown Jasper helps one find stability & balance, & become more ecologically aware. Green Jasper is the talisman for healing & health, & helps one to become more sympathetic to others & their emotional & mental states. Mottled Jasper is a protective stone, said to be especially protective against drowning.

 

Millefiori is Italian for "1000 flowers." This type of bead is made using slices of multicolored glass rods (canes), pressed smooth while hot into the surface of a core piece of glass.

Mongolian Jade is a Nephrite jade, & is a stone of the heart good for emotional balance & stability. A protective stone against illness, & for psychic protection. It is a stone of fidelity & generosity & very helpful as a stone of abundance.

Mongolian Jasper - All things green & growing are aided by this stone! A fabulous stone for those who are 'Earthy' or want to become more grounded & practical. A stone for gardeners as it encourages green growth. A great stone for livestock & pet owners as it helps create an empathetic bridge between animals & people. A stone for the frugal as it helps attract like to like i.e. money to money, stability to stability, & overall helps us bring our wishes into reality. Is an grounding stone to help with focus & attention spans. Relaxation & enjoyment of the simple, natural things in life could be a catch phrase for this stone.

 

 

Mookite (Moukaite, Mookaite) (also called Australian Jasper) A type of jasper found in western Australia & China. Enhances luck & success. Good for willpower, courage & self-confidence. Governs eloquence, studying, communications, travel, & wisdom.

Moroccan Jasper -  This material is a jasper & agate mixture from Morocco,  & has wonderful textures & patterns. As a reddish jasper, it is especially protective & protects the wearer from negativity by absorbing the negative energy. Often called the "mother of all stones".

Moss Agate is grounding, connecting to the earth, protective & healing energy. Relieves exhaustion. Provides emotional balance & strengthens positive personality traits. Draws new friends. Encourages you to see the beauty before you in daily life. Green agates are the colour of healing & hope.

 

 

 

Moss Jasper helps balance emotional energy, helps the user to let go of anger & bitterness so the emotions are balanced, strengthens in times of stress. Green Jaspers have general healing abilities.

Mother of Pearl signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide focus to ones attention. The pearl has been known as a stone of sincerity, bring truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. It has been used to inhibit boisterous behaviour, and to provide a reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.

Muscovite is a type of mica & is a stone of angelic contact & can bring awareness of the higher self. It is said to increase one's understanding & perception, & to enhance one's reflective abilities. This stone is very useful for a person whose wish it is to contact their spirit guide. It allows one to reflect on their past & present situations & gives one the opportunity to both acknowledge & eliminate any traits one wishes to detach from.

Natural Agate’s key qualities are protection, strength & harmony. It balances yin/yang energy, & boosts courage, protection, healing, & calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. Natural Agate enhances creativity & strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students & artists. It is also known as a good luck stone.

 

Nephrite Jade. Jade is either Jadeite or Nephrite. Nephrite Jade is a deeper, richer green, less translucent, & the more commonly found variety. It is a stone of the heart & has a beneficial effect on all love relationships. It is also considered to be good for emotional balance & stability. Good for building confidence & self-assuredness, calming & soothing to the heart, & is a very protective stone, particularly good protection for children, against illness, & for psychic protection.

New Jade is also called Serpentine. New Jade is considered a protective stone that is especially good against snakebite, poison, & venom. It is an excellent stone for meditation. It will help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, & attract love and money. It also protects against negativity & helps to ground with earth energy.

 

Norwegian Moonstone (Larvikite) is said to stimulate & enhance inner vision, psychic abilities, past life recall, remote viewing of the past, & inter-dimensional travel. It is also said to be excellent for connecting with nature spirits, renewing & maintaining vitality & youthfulness, as well as brain maintenance & healing. It is said to help one read between the lines to understand what others mean on both a conscious & unconscious level. Working with Larvikite will help you to see behind the faces that people wear, & it will help keep you on track.

 

 

 

Black Obsidian is considered extremely protective & grounding & said to allow no negative energy to enter. Obsidian can be polished to a shiny mirror surface, so it is attributed with the ability to reflect back to us our true selves & reveal to us our flaws in no uncertain terms. Because of this property, it is said to remove emotional blocks. Said to be a vision stone for use in vision quests & prophetic dreaming. Obsidian is a gemstone of the 1st Chakra. Useful to combat grief & depression. Useful for introspection - helps one to see where changes need to be made within oneself.

 

  

 Ocean Jasper is produced from only one mine in Madagascar located at the edge of the ocean. The stone can only be collected at low tide. Technically called "Orbicular Jasper". Helps one to accept responsibilities, develop patience & help with circular breathing during meditation. Said to improve digestion & assist in detoxification & elimination.

Olive Wood from Israel. Olive wood is a symbol of knowledge & wisdom, & also a symbol of peace (extend an olive branch). Trees must be pruned every year to keep them healthy, & the beads are made from the pruned branches.

 

 

 

Olivine Jade usually comes from China, & has a lighter colour with more yellowish cast than some of the other types of jade. The Chinese believe that jade brings prosperity.  It aids in self-healing, harmony & serenity, & helps eliminate negativity from your life.

Onyx - Black  is excellent for grounding negativity and releasing stress. Black Onyx can be worn for protection, to banish grief, and to encourage happiness and good fortune.

 

Onyx -Banded(Sardonyx) has a calming effect, which can be used to balance excitability & a quick temper.  It grounds & concentrates energy while helping to cleanse & purify. It quietens powerful emotional states, & encourages stillness & introspection. Recommended for use with depression & in matters of love. It aids thinking, imagination & decision- making.

Opal carries both the sun and the moon's energy, helps open up our mystical side. Encourages intuition & insight. Opals balance the psyche, sharpen the memory, attract good fortune, & give healing power to the wearer. Black opal is considered to be one of the luckiest gemstones in the world for all twelve signs of the zodiac.

Opalite is called the Stone of Sea & Fire. In healing it is believed to stabilize mood swings & purify the blood & kidneys.  When placed on the Crown Chakra in meditation is said to enhance psychic abilities & induce visions. Used in meditation & for improving communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. Also noted to help in overcoming fatigue.

 

Orange Agate offers courage, balance, endurance to body, mind, & spirit. It smoothes & stabilizes the aura, & helps you achieve precision of inner sight. A classic grounding stone for higher energies. Orange agate is the stone of determination, persistence & right action. It helps strengthen one's sense of ease, one's consciousness, one's will & endurance, & helps a person to be successful in all kinds of exams: it helps with better verbal expression.  

 

Orange Aventurine stimulates creativity & enhances personal power. Enhances intellectual powers & promotes communication. Useful when feeling limited, inhibited, or confined, especially within one’s own thoughts.

 

 

 

Oyster Opal Agate – agates have been used for thousands of years as gemstones and ornaments. They are said to bring strength & protection to the wearer, & to bring God’s favour. Also thought to bring pleasant dreams.

 

Paintbrush Jasper is named for its play of dark lines, "paint splotches" & dotted "splatters" on a lighter background, which look as though they were made by a human hand. It is one of the Picture Jaspers. Natural healers consider Jaspers useful as overall healing gemstones. Wearing Jasper was believed to provide protection, have a calming effect & give stability & security. It is thought to balance one's physical, emotional & intellectual states.

 

Paua Shell is found only in the sea around New Zealand. Its iridescent colors make the paua shell unique among the world's nearly 130 abalone varieties. Paua Shell has been associated for centuries with Solace, love, beauty, gentleness, caring, comfort, peacefulness & delight. From ancient times the Maori have regarded them as good luck charms, & it is widely believed that they have the power to ward off misfortune while attracting & welcoming health & prosperity.

 

Peach Aventurine helps with decision making & can boost creativity. Wearing Peach Aventurine Jewelry is considered beneficial for shyness & persons who worry too much. Thought to help quiet critical self-talk. Called the Whisper Stone, Peach Aventurine is sometimes used to help reach the quiet state necessary for meditation. It carries the healing powers from Mother Earth, & is good for healing the heart & releasing emotional stress.

 

Peach Quartz is a calming, gently warming  stone, brings balance & peace to the emotions in everyday experiences. Enhances sensitivity to others’ feelings, relieves stress and tension.  Self-love, love of others, self-confidence & compassion.

Pearls are calming & centering, & give purity & promote faith, charity, & integrity, truth & loyalty. Pearls attune the wearer to ebb & flow of life. They help one connect with the Goddess. Ancient legend says that pearls were thought to be the tears of the gods & the Greeks believed that wearing pearls would promote marital bliss & prevent newlywed women from crying. Traditional properties are innocence, focus, wisdom, spirituality, sincerity, & fertility.

 

 

Peridot governs personal freedom, calmness, & expression of past lives. Reduces depression, stress, rage & jealousy. Cures grudges, hurt egos & helps repair deteriorated relationships. A powerful amulet against evil.

Peridot Jasper is both for healing & protection. Its light vibration soothes & helps cleanse dense, toxic energies & substances in the body. Great for people who are feeling sluggish, depressed, nervous, anxious, & just need a good dose of sunshine! It is said to give its wearer a sense of well being & protect against negative thoughts.

 

Petrified wood consists of ancient trees that were covered with mineral-rich water & then transformed into a "stone." Can be used to calm down survival based fears, helps to make one feel safe & secure, helps one feel ageless. It is a stone that is good for stabilizing emotions, has ties with the deep past, & this makes it an excellent stone for past life work. A good, all-purpose energy balancer, & is beneficial physically for the bones, backaches, skin & hair.

 

Picasso Jade has colour variations of grays, giving it a subtle beauty. Of the nephrite variety of jade, which can be grayish, mottled or more subdued than the jadeite varieties. Represents harmony, peace, fidelity, & confidence. A wonderful dream stone.

 

Picasso Jasper resembles a Picasso print with its variety of colours and stripes, dots and patches. It assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength & self-discipline, grounding & calmness. Black Jaspers are considered important in absorbing negative energy. Believed to be a protective gemstone, especially for women during childbirth. All Jaspers are considered important to counselors & psychiatrists. Picasso Jasper's message is to celebrate life.

 

Picture Jasper is a stone of earth consciousness, of responsibility, caring for, & saving our planet. It is a calming stone, & good for clearing the mind. It gives you a powerful sense of who you are. Attracts healing energy. Good for meditation. Can help you harmonize yourself with your surroundings (especially nature).

 

Pink Peruvian Opal is a gemstone of love and gentleness. Wearing it is thought to aid in achieving the calm required to mediate, especially when in the midst of difficult love relationships. A gemstone of the Heart Chakra, Pink Opal is used to help heal inner turmoil relating to problems in relationships. It also brings inspiration, imagination and creativity, can help release inhibitions, and brings happy dreams. It raises one’s spirit, and elevates the mood.  

Pink Zebra Jasper is said to bring contentment. As with all Jaspers, it is a stone of gentleness & relaxation, said to provide protection, & to have a calming effect, giving stability & security . A very protective & grounding stone – a good stress reliever.

 

Poppy Jasper is very grounding & protecting, like all of the red jaspers. Encourages a deep connection with the life of the Earth. Inspires a positive, joyful attitude, & gives motivation & energy to take creative action. Awakens & enlivens areas of the body where energy flows are ‘stuck’.

Purple Agate is a good stone for self expression & creativity. Also said to ease throat tension, immune system & thyroid. It assists in allowing trust with your own intuition. Used to stimulate empathy and compassion for others.  

 

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

 

Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, & is very grounding, shielding from negative energies. A conducting & energizing stone. Clears the mind making way for clear focus, & fosters intelligence, logic, psychic development, & creativity. It allows one to unfold their unique talents & abilities.

 

Quartz is the “Master Healer” and the “stone of power”. Clear Quartz is thought to amplify both body energy & thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thought, meditation, cleansing, clearing the aura, spiritual development & healing. Pure white light passes through it easily, leaving all the colors of the spectrum unaltered & giving substance to the argument that Clear Quartz crystals can help balance all the elements needed to make us whole & fulfilled.   

 

All colors of Rainbow Jasper will help balance the vibrations of the body. It helps us to focus without overanalyzing, &provides us the focused attention we need in our own lives so we can concentrate on things that are important to us rather than being distracted by unimportant things. Carry rainbow jasper to feel relaxed and secure. Putting a rainbow Jasper in a glass of water for 3 days & then drinking the water is considered a tonic for good health.

 

Rainforest Jade brings serenity to the mind, releases negative thoughts. Alleviates anxiety & fear – a calming stone. Helps one realize the needs of others. Enhances confidence & self-assuredness. Chinese considered it a stone of prosperity.

Rainforest Jasper aka Rhyolite represents change, variety, creativity, progress, insight, strength, & self-realization. Aids in resolving things from the past, focusing on the present, & clearing the way for the future. Rhyolite is a stone of resolution. This stone has been used to help contact loved ones who have passed over. It is also said to help in attracting your animal guide.

 

Red agate  (often banded, may also contain white) is for vitality, energy & confidence. Enables one to be more adventurous  & take on challenges. A grounding stone, helps to improve physical & emotional balance. Worn in Ancient Rome to guard against insect bites, heal the blood, & promote peace.

Red Aventurine is a stone of vitality, creativity, sexuality, mental alertness & manifestation through action. It is thought to reduce negative thoughts, encourage a positive attitude, & enhance your creativity & prosperity. It is said to be able to diffuse a negative situation & aid your ability to see possibilities. Helps to infuse one with the confidence, faith & energy to see things through, & helps discernment, commitment & perseverance. It helps with self-forgiveness & enables one to laugh at one’s mistakes. Its energy quickly reveals self-deception.

 

 

Red Dumortierite benefits those needing organization & self-discipline. Dumortierite is also believed to promote harmony, courage, trust, understanding, & control. It is an excellent stone for patience & elimating stubbornness. It also stimulates verbalization of spiritual ideas.

Red jasper is called a stone of fairness & justice because it is said to decrease unjustness & help in unfair situations. It is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, & compassion, & assist in protection & rescue from danger. Said to have a stabilizing effect and helps one use their energy in a balanced way. A very protective & grounding stone – a good stress reliever.

Red Leopardskin Jasper – Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones. Red jaspers in particular are considered protecting stones. Leopard jasper is associated with spiritual discovery. Balances the energy, & is grounding and protecting.

Red malachite is said to bring internal peace & allows us to let go of past traumas & free our emotions from negative patterns. It is an all around positive & uplifting stone. It brightens & brings harmony into our lives, reminding us to celebrate being alive. Red is the color of energy & courage. Sometimes called "the stone of transformation."  Said to enhance spirituality & psychic abilities.

Red Moss Jasper  helps balance emotional energy & helps the user to let go of anger & bitterness. It strengthens in times of stress. It is associated with the Root Chakra & assists in healing by maintaining positive movement with all types of disorders & diseases. As it is both energizing & activating it is good for stimulating the circulation & the energy flow. It helps the immune system & can help with detoxification & has an anti-inflammatory effect. It is also an ideal stone for meditation as it has a stabilizing effect, & can help you direct your energy & use it in a balanced manner. It is a powerful earth energy & brings strength, power & courage on all levels.

 

Red Obsidian is formed by rapidly cooling lava with no crystalline structure. Obsidians are grounding and protecting minerals. Stimulates physical energy. Mixed with black, helps one feel their connectedness with the rest of humanity. Helps attract gentleness & awaken dormant qualitites. Shields against negativity.

 

Red Stripe Jasper is a powerful healer. It helps people express themselves, and is considered to be a stone of justice & fairness, protection & healing. It strengthens the physical body. Enhances responsibility, choice & compassion, & helps one to use their energy in a balanced way.

Red Tigereye (aka Dragon’s Eye or Ox Eye) increases personal power, courage & energy. It can eliminate the blues, & can bring brightness & optimism. Like all Tiger Eyes, it is protective & grounding. It is a survival stone & helps with the correct use of power for survival in difficult times, & can bring vitality. It promotes energies of health & vibrancy of those who wear it. It is said to bring good luck.

 

Rhodonite is a stone of abiding love & inner balance, & helps us to become more aware of our purpose. Enhances the ability to grasp & understand new concepts.  It calms & feeds the soul through the heart.  Promotes self-assuredness, helps achieve greatest potential & relieves heartache, stress, & loss.

 

 Rhyolite represents change, variety, creativity, progress, insight, strength, & self-realization. Aids in resolving things from the past, focusing on the present, & clearing the way for the future. Rhyolite is a stone of resolution. This stone has been used to help contact loved ones who have passed over. It is also said to help in attracting your animal guide.

 

Riverstone’s energy accelerates change, energizes your aura & speeds the resolution of whatever issues you may be working on. It accelerates the properties of other stones as well. When used during meditation it helps to energize you & to facilitate the changes that bring heightened spiritual experience. Riverstone attracts &  absorbs a type of energy released by moving water, increasing the velocity, strength, & power of the Riverstone's energy flows. Because human beings are made mostly of water, when a human being wears Riverstone, it has a vast source of potential energy to tap into & transform. Riverstone is often mentioned as having protective properties, & many religious structures through history were constructed of Riverstone.

 

 

Rose Quartz emits a calming energy which gently removes negativity. It is the stone of self-love. Helpful for balancing emotions & healing emotional wounds. Healing & calming to the heart. Balances yin yang energies, promotes peace & nurturing. Increases feelings of self-worth.

 

 

Ruby Quartz is a crimson glass-like crystal that absorbs vast amounts of solar energy. It is a stone of passion & vitality. It is protective, wards off aggression & violence, & is used in healing the back, feet, hips, spine & legs. Ruby Quartz is a stone that radiates great balanced love energy.

 

Ruby Zoisite is for trust in the universe, & releasing fears. A powerful protective stone, setting up a "grid" like energy field that repels negativity & brings inner security. Aids in communication between the conscious thinking mind & the subconscious.

Russian Jade is found near Lake Baikal in Russia. Thought to be a virtue stone. Jade is a symbol of serenity, purity & wisdom. It is protective, & attracts good luck & friendship. It stimulates ideas, soothes the mind, & releases negative thoughts.

Rutilated Quartz is reputed to be an energizing stone that helps get energy moving on all levels. It is also said to attract love & stabilize relationships. Emotionally, it is helpful in uncovering the causes of mental issues & hang-ups, & is reputed to diminish fears & assist with decision-making processes. It is said that it can also ease loneliness & relieve guilt, thereby bringing happiness. It is used for meditation, spiritual communications, & dream work, & to deflect & draw off negative energy & disease, letting go of the past.  It gives protection against the ill thoughts of others, soothes dark moods & acts as an antidepressant.  It relieves fears, phobias & anxiety, & promotes forgiveness at all levels.

 

Sea Sediment Jasper, also known as Variscite, was a favourite gem in ancient times & comes in many colours. It is believed to have excellent protective energies, & is a wonderful stone for helping find inner peace, clarity, love  & compassion. It provides grounding & protection. Purple is for dignity & strength.

 

Serpentine is also called New Jade. Serpentine is considered a protective stone that is especially good against snakebite, poison, & venom. It is an excellent stone for meditation. It will help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, & attract love and money. It also protects against negativity & helps to ground with earth energy.

Sesame Jasper has black dots. It is connected to the heart chakra & is protective of the heart & heart conditions.  It brings positive energy & happy thoughts. Jasper is known as the “Supreme Nurturer”, & is used for protection, against negativity,  & to help one be grounded to the stabilizing energies of the earth. It balances the yin-yang energy (masculine-feminine), & brings energy to the wearer.

 

The shark’s tooth is believed to bring good luck, as the spirit of the shark holds protective & healing powers. It is believed that the shark’s tooth brings a long & prosperous life!

Shells symbolize boundless growth, being discarded when the creature needs a larger home. Used since the Stone Ages as decoration & holders during religious ceremonies to invoke boundless energies, wearing Shell has also been said to improve fertility, help with decision-making by providing the sensitivity, imagination & insight needed. Rules motherhood, all containers and also water, & is often associated with the astrological signs of Cancer and Pisces.

 

 

 

Silvermist Jasper is found in neutral colours, with bands of gray, tan & cream. Some Silvermist Jasper is more green, with gray & tan-coloured bands, while some has more warm tones of cream & brown with a reddish tint. Red Silvermist Jasper is believed to encourage good luck & protect the wearer from harm.

 

Silver Leaf Jasper sustains & keeps energy high. Protects against negativity. Helps to balance the spiritual, mental, physical & emotional.  A grounding & protecting stone. Thought to bring protection from drowning. Encourages willpower.

Sky Blue Quartz – Millions of tiny mineral particles scatter light, reflecting back a beautiful blue colour. Grants spiritual insight & enlightenment. Allows you to open yourself to love, & helps with deep meditation.

Smoky Agate is considered to be a dream stone. It enhances vivid & lucid dreaming, amplifies magic in the moment, & helps reduce narrow mindedness.Wearing Smoky Agate promotes strength, courage, health, & helps one avoid dangers. Balances & stabilizes mood, provides protection. Drives away adversities, protects from danger & makes one invincible, gives power over the evil.

 

Smoky quartz is an excellent stone for removing negativity & negative energy & transforming them to positive energy. It is a very protective & grounding stone. It enhances survival instincts, engenders cooperation & helps with creativity, prioritizing needs & wants, & wisdom. It is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, & good luck. It is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, & relieving depression. It relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger & other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is very comforting & calming, & can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.

 

Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of balance & inner harmony.  Grounding & balancing, helps release negative emotions & lift depression. Said to dispel bad dreams & anxieties. Called “the stone of purity”.  The black is volcanic glass, the “snowflakes” are flakes of ash from the volcano.

 

Sodalite helps eliminate confusion & stimulates the intellect. Helps one verbalize their true feelings, & encourages self-esteem & trust. Assists clear, logical thinking. Helps you identify your emotions, verbalize them, & see the truth in them. Encourages self-esteem.

Synthetic Fire Opal is a man-made gemstone, as the name implies. Natural opals are fragile (not to mention extremely costly!), & synthetics are much more durable, while still possessing much of the beauty of the originals.

Tigereye – Many legends say that wearing Tigereye is beneficial for health & spiritual well-being. Helps keep you balanced, focused, centered & grounded. Uplifts your spirit in times of depression. Helps bring together scattered details & thoughts.

 

Tiger Iron is a naturally occurring mixture of & has the healing properties of Tiger Eye (which stimulates energy production), Red Jasper (heart/circulation), & Hematite (pain). Wearing it is widely thought to promote self-confidence & self-assurance, improve stamina & be especially important for those whose daily lives require a lot of physical exertion.Thought to help one find refuge when danger is close. It is also a stone of clarity, particularly clarity of knowledge, enabling one to see the truth below the apparent surface of issues.

Tiger Jasper resembles the markings of a Tiger with its golden background & dark brown stripes. Use it to take hold of your inner power & be aware of your strength. Its bold striated pattern symbolizes strength, & it encourages you to be courageous & assertive in a mindful way to be a brave but peaceful warrior. With power & bravery comes the strength to make peace. Helpful in manifesting ideas into reality & giving courage in times of change. 

 

 

Topaz is a balancing & calming stone that balances emotions, releases tension, & can bring joy.

Tree Agate is said to have similar properties to moss agate. In addition to those properties, tree agate, is also said to help provide stability and a sense of "grounding or being rooted". This makes it easier to look at things without the intense emotion that can rule human nature.

Turquoise absorbs negativity, promotes honest & clear communication from the heart & is an excellent grounding stone. Good for healing the spirit & soul, it is known as a master healer stone. It improves the mental state overall by increasing all of the following positive mental characteristics: serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness & wisdom, all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization. It is also considered a stone of friendship.

 

Turtle Shell Jasper is mottled Jasper that looks like a turtle's shell, with shades of brown, mahogany, gold, peach & orange-red. Like all Jaspers, it is a protective stone with a calming effect, grounding & nurturing. It can help to bring change, & its energy is used for attracting luck & protection. Turtle Shell Jasper is stabilizing, & will help to reduce insecurity, fear and guilt. Helps repel negativity. Not good for animals or small children.   

 

Unakite is said to help balance the emotions & aid in personal growth. Helpful in the steady release of feelings long held in. Helps in taking charge of your life, & is good for protection & leadership. Healing attributes: supposed to balance weight distribution to desired places. Helps release conditions which have been inhibiting personal growth.

 

Volcano Cherry Quartz is a type of Cherry Quartz, which is a beautiful manmade glass from China, a mixture of clear glass and swirls of deep pink.  Volcano Charry Quartz also has swirls of yellows & browns which give an appearance of flames in the beads. It is made from glass melted in a furnace then combined with a colouring agent to produce the swirling inclusions or "needles" that give it its unique look. The glass is then cooled, cut, & polished like a gemstone. It has been said to attract love.

White Jade is actually a natural form of jade without impurities present. White jade represents wisdom & the destruction of negativity. White or Cream Jade is used to direct ones energy & assist in concentration, by filtering out unwanted distractions.  White & cream jade has long been used to boost energy & to ascertain what the highest outcome for a given situation will be.  It is good for problem-solving, & fosters practical application of spirituality. Energizes the Crown Chakra. 

 

White Lace Agate is often called "the happy stone". It is reputed to bring optimism, elevate thoughts & guard against physical danger. It helps with attitude, eases despair & depression, encourages, & supports. Increases one’s spirituality, & helps one tune into one’s highest mind & the universal power.

 

Wood Agate has a grounding force that increases peace & wisdom as well as longevity to the wearer. It is often thought of as a general protector of health, increasing longevity & hardiness. Petrified Wood Agate is often associated with helping recall past lives. It  is also associated with "akasha" or heaven.

Wood Jasper: Creates a positive attitude, reduces the inclination to be arrogant, self-deprecating, greedy, self-destructive, victimized, impatient or stubborn. Centering & grounding, bring calm & tranquility.

Yellow Agate supports retreat & encourages calm & contemplation. It strengthens the heart & gives courage, provides strength, protection & support, & gives balance. It is good for grounding & balance, & enhances eloquence, vitality & joy. It is said to illuminate, mellow, bring prosperity, raise self esteem, & balance extremism. Compels truth, promotes good manners, happiness, intelligence, prosperity, longevity, fertility, & good health. Believed to bring the wearer happiness, wealth, health & long life. Increases the ability to ward off self-induced anger & inner bitterness. Useful in contacting the creative side of the mind & building an inventive mood.

 

  

Yellow jade – Jade is thought to be a stone of serenity & calming effect. Yellow jade helps bring dreams into reality, governs ambition & achievement, & enhances analytical wisdom.

Yellow Jasper is grounding & protecting stone like all of the jaspers. Balances the Yin Yang energies. Rejuvenates. Gives courage & wisdom. Relieves pain & suffering. Clears the mind & helps the mental processes. Called “the protection stone”. Jasper is mentioned in the Bible several times.

 

 

 

Yellow Quartz aids in creativity and prosperity. Its yellow colour energy signifies creativity, organization, optimism & well-being. Meditation with yellow quartz will enhance focus on your goals with a clear and bright outlook to make your future the way you want it to be!

 

 

 

Yellow Turquoise is a jasper or serpentine that is yellow with brown, green & red within. The black webbing that appears throughout this stone is hematite. Turquoise is an all-purpose balancing & healing stone. Good for creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, & loyalty.

 

 

 

Zebra/Banded Agate is an all round healer, but is particularly good for the colon, kidneys, liver, skin, spleen & stomach. Said to improve memory & concentration as well as increase stamina. Helps attract a gradual increase in your finances. It is good for general psychic protection & to prevent you from absorbing another's negativity, & it is a good aid to guard against physical dangers.. Zebra Agate has a special affinity with Gemini & Taurus. The most common use of Zebra Agate in the past was to make protective amulets for children, & it can be used to help reassure all animals.

 

 

 

 

Zebra Jasper is a nurturing, strengthening & protecting stone. It promotes meditation & centering, relieves stress, & increases appreciation for joy of life.

 

 

 

Zoisite  helps to amplify the aura & aids a person in realizing their inner talents. Useful to help increase your awareness of & connection to your higher self, & in the release of deep seated fears - leading to a more secure feeling & a peaceful happiness. Good for vitality, the reproductive organs & the adrenal glands, & also used to strengthen the heart. This stone can be used to dispel laziness & idleness, & facilitate advancement.

For the ancient Egyptians, the Ankh was the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life. Over time, the ankh has come to symbolize life & immortality, the universe, power & life-giving air & water. Its key-like shape has also encouraged the belief it could unlock the gates of death. The ankh also means zest for life, future life, life after death. Hathor, who was both the goddess of the zest for life & the goddess of death, carried ankh and gave life with it.

 

Arrows and arrowheads alone symbolize martial readiness. To many native North American nations, they were a symbol of alertness. They are sometimes used to represent the wind.

The Butterfly is a universal symbol of change, resurrection, transformation, celebration, young love & the soul. It represents everlasting life. In some myths, the Butterfly brings sleep & dreams. In others, it is symbolic of female fertility & is thought to be the bringer of children. The butterfly also represents love & relationships.

Cats are an image of a merging of the physical & spiritual, the psychic & the sensual. Traits attributed to cats include curiosity, nine lives, independence, cleverness, unpredictability, & healing. To the ancient Celts, the cat represented the guardian of the Otherworld (or Underworld), but black cats in Celtic lore were considered evil & were sacrificed. In Western tradition, black cats have been associated with witchcraft. in Ancient Rome the cat was sacred to Diana, the moon goddess, & was considered a guardian of homes & a symbol of domestic goodness. In Muslim lore, the cat is honored for saving Mohammad from an attack by a snake, & it is believed the “M” marking on the forehead of many tabby cats is the mark of the prophet. In Norse legend the cat is thought of as a blessing upon newborns & a good omen for those increasing their family ranks. In ancient Egypt cats were sacred & were even depicted on the head the goddess, Bastet. In her honor, cats were mummified along with mice for them to eat.

The cross is an ancient symbol used by many religions, such as Christianity. The cross can symbolise health, fertility, life, & immortality; the union of heaven & earth; spirit & matter; the sun, the stars. It is often seen as a world center or representing the human form, It can symbolize the 4 directions, seasons, elements, or winds.

The dolphin is a symbol of joy, of being able to ‘go with the flow’ of life, free from worry. It is significant that they are mammals that live in water because water & the oceans are symbolic of our deeper emotions & the cosmic ocean of life. Dolphins play, leap, twist & turn in these waters, & so as a symbol they represent the ability for us to release limitations, & then accept & enjoy our deeper spiritual nature. Dolphins do not dwell on the meaning of life, they simply live life to the fullest. You should wear the symbol of dolphin as a way of showing your intention to become more at one with the spiritual nature of life, & to promote a connection with laughter, joyful release & the ability to give of yourself freely to others.                     

 

 

The elephant is a symbol of energy, strength, stature, wisdom, courage & power. Elephant statues are often viewed as a source of luck & good fortune especially those with raised trunks. In the East, the elephant was historically used to carry princes and noblemen and became associated with status and foresight.

Frogs are symbols of luck,  purity, rebirth, renewal,  fertility, healing,  metamorphosis, opportunity, ransitions, & dreaming. Frogs undergo incredible transformations to reach the destination of full adulthood so they are a good animal totem for teenagers. Because frogs lay large quantities of eggs, in many cultures the primary symbolism of frogs deals with fertility.  Egyption frog-headed Goddess Heket was goddess of birth, and the Celts believed that the frog was Lord over all the earth & had healing powers because of its connection to cleansing water.

Geckos are symbols of luck, regrowth &life.  Because of their ability drop their tail to escape danger, they demonstrate the principles of letting go & self-protection. Associated with conservation, agility, dreaming, renewal, transformation, & ancient energy. Lucky charms carved in their likeness were said to preserve eyesight and were worn by pregnant women to insure a safe delivery of a happy healthy child.

Kokopelli  is a sacred figure to Native Americans of the Southwestern United States. Kokopelli is a symbol of fertility, presiding over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster, and an embodiment of music and  dance.

 

 

 

The Laughing Buddha (known as Hotei in Japan & Pu-Tai in China) embodies the ideals of the good life: health, happiness, prosperity & longevity. It represented the later Buddhist idea that the good life was attainable in this world & consisted of self-mastery, a happy demeanor, purposeful endeavor, a deep commitment to the welfare of others & enlightened awareness. Hoteis come in many forms.

Laughing Buddha of Love - sitting in love and compassion

Laughing Buddha of Prosperity - holding a Ru-Yi Pot or Bowl of Plenty up to the universe for receiving abundance

Laughing Buddha of Safe Travel - on a journey with a hemp sack full of protection

Laughing Buddha of Happy Home - sitting on a large gold nugget representing solid foundation, with a smaller nugget in his hand to give to others

Spiritual Journey Buddha - dressed for the journey in fine robes, with a fan for understanding and a sack to collect insights

Laughning Buddha of Long Life - sitting with his fan hat and enjoying the good life!

Lions are primarily symbolic of strength. Other attributes are courage, power, royalty, authority, justice, wisdom, & ferocity. Lions are an ancient symbol of the sun, although the lioness is also a lunar symbol. Lions have come to symbolize Christ because of legends of their compassion.

Buddhist prayer beads, or mala, are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra or the name or names of a deity is recited while meditating. The mala is used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra rather than counting its repetitions.They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions; thus some call this tool the Buddhist rosary. Commonly used by Hindus & Buddhists, they are usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers, usually divisible by 9, are also used. (Malas are typically made with 19, 21, 27, 54 or 108 beads.)

 

Maori style fish hook pendant was considered a good luck charm, giving peace, prosperity, good luck and good health.

Native Americans attributed owls with wisdom & sacred knowledge. To the Celts, the owl represented wisdom, clairvoyance, stealth, initiation, change & detachment. Many cultures have associated the following attributes to the owl: intelligence, brilliance, wisdom, power, knowledge, intuition, messages, mysticism, mystery, unconscious, silent observation, independence, protection, bravery, transition, longevity, & reincarnation . The owl’s gift of heightened senses enables it to see through deception, external appearances & illusion and to discover hidden truths

 

 

Spirals are one of the oldest symbols of humankind, and are usually associated with the cycle of life, birth, death, and rebirth. They are also associated with the Goddess, fertility, and all things feminine. The Celts used the triple spiral to symbolize the Triple Goddess and the three stages of womanhood. Followed inward, the spiral works its way into a center point, which represents going inward to your inner core or self. Followed outward, it represents the bringing forth of life and growth. Although each loop of the spiral brings us back to the same place, it takes us to a higher and more evolved level at each turn.

The wolf is a symbol of cunning, strength, courage, loyalty, perseverance, success & stability with a strong sense of family. According to ancient beliefs, the wolf is known in many cultures as the teacher, pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas, & of inspiration for changing old patterns & ways. With a strong individualistic tendency, wolf teaches us to honour the teacher within ourselves, seek the true self and look for teachings wherever we are. A howling wolf symbolizes finding & expressing your inner voice.

 

 

The turtle is seen to represent self-containment, creative source, earthiness, being grounded, longevity, protection, shelter, & a steady approach to life.  In dreams they are interpreted as patience, wisdom, or hiding something essential. Its careful deliberative movements are a symbol for inner reflection & peace. Turtle is considered by some Native Americans to be one of their oldest, most sacred symbols. They believed that North America was created on the back of The Great Mother, a turtle. In the Far East, the shell was a symbol of heaven, & the square underside was a symbol of earth. The turtle was an animal whose magic united heaven & earth. To the Chinese, turtles are regarded as one of the four divine animals, along with the dragon, phoenix & chimera.

The ancient Chinese subscribe to a concept called Yin Yang which is a belief that there exist two complementary forces in the universe. One is Yang which represents everything positive or masculine & the other is Yin which is characterized as negative or feminine. One is not better than the other, they are both necessary & a balance of both is highly desirable. The Yin Yang meaning is embodied by the Tai Chi symbol which is a circle made up of two different tadpole or fish like parts, one in black (known as the Yin side) and the other in white (known as the Yang side). You will notice that in Yang (represented by the white tadpole) lies the seed of Yin (represented by the black dot) and vice-versa.

 

The Zuni Bear symbolizes the most powerful animal, the bear: Guardian of the Earth. The Zuni believe that if you place a small button filled with corn meal under the nose of the Zuni Bear when you leave your home it will protect it while you’re away. Its strength and well being are passed on to the owner.

The Crab Apple Tree was known as the 'Tree of Love' to the Ancient Celts.  Apples have long been associated with love and featured in many ancient traditions of finding future lovers.

 

 

Hickory is a hard and close-grained wood, & because of its durability, it is traditionally used for making bats, sticks, & clubs. It  signifies power to command &  direct action. It is associated with abundance, wholeness, power, presence, command, discipline, acquisition, giving of gifts, & the finding of direction.

Grapevine makes an extremely tough & durable walking stick once it has been properly dried. This one was dried for a year. Throughout time grapevines have been used as symbols of life, harvest, & fertility. In Judeo-Christian tradition, the vines are a symbol of peace & plenty. The grapevine was often used in religious symbolism, and was a symbol of abundance, life, & rebirth.

Maple balances the heart, especially those reaching for love. It aligns the Heart Chakra and attunes it to higher love. Maple brings understanding and contentment to those who are overwhelmed by a sense of responsibility or remorse for past mistakes or accidents.

The Hawthorn Tree is said to represent true love, partnership and commitment, and the Celts often referred to the Hawthorn as "The Marriage Tree". Hawthorn also helps with relationships, personal growth and spiritual awareness. It was symbolic of protection and often planted around homes and churches as a protective shield.

A Single Decade Rosary, also known as a Hand Rosary or Chaplet, is perfect for carrying in your pocket or purse. Excellent for praying decades while away from home, at work or at school. In countries like Ireland, where at times severe legal penalties were prescribed against practicing Roman Catholics, small, easily hidden rosaries were used to avoid identification.