Crystals and Their Meanings

AGATE - Aids strength and courage. Compels truth, promotes good manners, happiness, intelligence and prosperity. Stabilizers the aura. Helps with the digestive system, relieving gastritis.

AGATE, BLUE - A variety of quartz that gently cools and calms. Great for self awareness and helps us to maintain balance during times of stress.

AGATE, BLUE LACE - A wonderful healing stone. Has a soft calming energy. Works on the throat chakra. Helps one to express themselves. Also good for fever and blockages. Inspires inner attunement.

AGATE, MOSS - Helps improve circulation, enhancing healing, and bring self-confidence and a higher self-esteem. Refreshes the soul and enables you to see your internal body. Helpful in reducing sensitivity to environmental influences. Helps speed up recovery.

AGATE, TREE - Helps boost immune system and give strength and courage.

AGATE, LEOPARD SKIN - Helps you to let go of your worries. Also good for hearing disorders, skin problems and wrinkles.

AMBER - Mystical properties from ancient times. Said to help with joy and happiness and to enhance the beauty of the wearer. Used to tap into the power of the sun. Promotes healing.

AMETHYST - The gemstone of spirituality. Enhances spiritual awareness and assimilation of new ideas. Helps focusing and facilitates the decision making process. Great for motivation.

AMETRINE - Connects with the physical realm. Facilitates and protects during astral travel. Clears stress and tension. Calms the mind. Great for meditation. Also used to clear toxins.

AMAZONITE - Calms and balances the emotions. Absorbs microwave and cell phone emanations and protects against electromagnetic pollution. A Soothing stone. Helps calm the nervous system.

ANKH - Known as the key of life and also the breath of life.

ANGELITE - Brings inner peace and calmness. Great when you have feelings of stress or are overwhelmed. Dispels fear, anger and encourages forgiveness. Helps to connect you to your guides. Enhances telepathy, psychic awareness, astral travel and spirit journeys. Also helpful for headaches, throat infections and circulation.

APACHES TEARS - Deflects and absorbs negative energies. Earth connection stone. Aids insight and acceptance in times of grief.

APATITE - A mystical stone. Helps stimulate thoughts and ideas. A meditation /awareness tool. Helps with focus, learning and communication. Assists with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, muscles, and the nervous system. Works on the throat chakra.

APOPHYLLITE - Powerful vibrational transmitter. Brings truth and corrects imbalances. Releases mental blocks and negative thought patterns. Place one under the centre of your healing table with either blue or yellow calcite on top. Then place 6 clear quartz points or raw amethyst around the edges of the table. Blue calcite for upper blockages, yellow for lower. Clear quartz for a real awakening to the truth or amethyst for a gentle healing.

ASTROPHYLITE - Is said to help to bring life to hidden forces and show you that as one door closes another one opens. Can aid one in travels beyond the body, achieving lucid dreaming and expanding consciousness to higher realms.

ATHAME SWORD - The real thing is used by Wiccans in their rituals to cast the circle, creating a magical spot. Used for summoning and banishing the spirit entities who are called as guardians of the ceremony.

AQUAMARINE/BERYL - Stimulates healing in the body. Improves confidence and the ability to stand your ground. Helps to release the flow of communication.

AQUA AURA - Said to strengthen the thymus gland and immune system. Activates the energy centres. Helps to release negative emotions and protect against psychic attack. Stimulates the throat chakra.

AZURITE - Will free up difficult and long standing blocks in communication. Also reveals those structures that are stopping us from using our full potential. Stimulates memory.

BLACK STAR - Removes the negative energy of the chakra on which it is worn and improves physical and mental health of the wearer. Helps one to move forward.

BLOODSTONE - Excellent blood cleanser and a powerful healer. Place in a bowl of water beside the bed to give a peaceful sleep.

BOULDER OPAL - Assists with communication and connecting to your guides. Aids faith and stability.

CALCITE - It has a strong effect in speeding up development and encourages the ability to transform ideas into actions. Also enhances our memory and makes us more energetic and successful.

CALCITE, BLUE - A calming and soothing stone. Amplifies energies in the areas of thought and communication. Used to help with throat, lung, joints and high blood pressure.

CALCITE, YELLOW - Stimulates the intellect and helps with organization of thoughts and information. Helps with psychic abilities. Benefits the stomach and upper intestines, back and spine.

CALCITE, HONEY - Gently amplifies energy. Assists in challenges associated with change. Enhances psychic abilities, astral projection and higher consciousness. Enhances intellect and memory.

CALCITE, MANGANO - Brings gentle forgiveness and love.

CALCITE, ORANGE - Stimulates creativity and sexuality.

CARNELIAN - Stimulates analytical capabilities. Enhances one's inherent talents and provides awareness of the emotional state and inner self. Has a gentle energy and an overall protector. Good for cleansing other stones and transmuting negative energy to positive.

CITRINE - Enables self-esteem. Stimulates openness and awakening of the mind. Helps eliminate toxins. Helps heal on the emotional and mental levels. Unblocks subconscious fears. Aids with chakra alignment. And good for mental focus, endurance and cash flow.

CINNABAR - Assists with your organizational skills. Releases energy blockages and aligns the energy centres. Stabilizes weight and enhances fertility. Said to also heal and purify the blood. Attracts wealth.

CHAROITE - The stone of transformation. The soul stone to overcome fear. Stimulates inner vision and spiritual insight and aids in coping with spiritual change. Opens & balances crown chakra.

CHRYSOCOLLA - Helps to calm the base chakras and clear the heart chakra of emotional heartache. Aids with opening to love. Helps with communication with the earth and understanding earth healing. An aid to expressive communications.

CHRYSOPHASE - Induces deep meditative states. Promotes hope and gives personal insights. Helps with creativity and healing the inner child. Opens the heart chakra.

CHERT - An aid to body balance and correction of chemical imbalance. Encourages feelings of brotherhood and goodwill. Also enhances generosity and recognition of others needs. Aids in receiving thoughts from your Guides.

CLUSTERS - They radiate energy out to the surrounding environment and can help with bad energy and the rays off electrical items such as phones and computers. Also used to attract wealth and abundance into your life.

COPPER STONE - Metal of the gods. Helps with mental agility and quick wit. Excellent conductor of energy. Said to enhance and transmit thoughts. Also said to bring additional energies for assisting with healing arthritis, pain from broken bones, sexual instability and low energy.

CORAL - A gift from the sea. Supports healing of the bone structure and eases emotional distress. Gives courage and diplomacy.

DESERT ROSE - The rejuvenator. Relieves stress and increases one's power. Pain reliever. Releases connecitns to the past. Clears and cleans upper chakras.

DOUBLE TERMINATED - Absorb energy at both ends simultaneously, channeling it in two directions at once. Useful in healing as they absorb negative energy.

FLUORITE - A beautiful aid in balancing, especially in relationship issues. Promotes an awareness of health issues for mind, body and emotions. Cleansing and healing.

FLINT - Excellent grounding stone. Helps when you need to pay a lot of attention to your work.

GARNET - Increases energy. Stimulates passion, creativity and purpose. Assists in healing any blood related diseases.

GREEN AVENTURINE - An excellent heart balancer. Brings things back into control. A comforter healer and harmonizing gem. Also settles nausea and negative emotions or thoughts.

GOLD STONE - A man made stone, made from glass and copper flecks. Said to help with dreams. Purely decorative.

HANGING CRYSTALS - Used to bring a sparkle to stuck energy. Creates a rainbow effect in the room. Ideal for children's bedrooms.

HEMATITE - Has an array of metaphysical uses such as memory, clarity of the mind and balances the yin yang energies. Focuses on emotions to balance the body, mind and spirit.

HOWLITE - Ideal placed under the pillow to help with insomnia or the overactive mind. Also helps with past lives and releasing old emotions and hurt. Works on the third eye chakra.

IOLITE - Great for sinuses and respiratory problems. Kills bacteria and releases migraines. Helps to balance and strengthen the body in mind and spirit.

ISIS - One of the most important goddess. Her most important functions were being a mother, healing and working magical spells. She also helped her husband rule the land.

JADE - A symbol of purity and serenity. Works with the heart chakra. Said to bring harmony and good luck. Also said to cleanse the body of toxins and balance the bodies fluids.

JADE, AFRICAN - Considered a gemstone of general healing and for improving relaxation. Thought to also improve the solidity of long distance partnerships. Works on the kidneys and related skin problems from improper kidney function, arthritis and rheumatism.

JASPER - Works on the base chakra. Balances and heals. Has a soft energy to nurture and enhance organizational skills and assists with the quickness of completing projects.

JASPER, PICTURE - Said to be the earth mother speaking to the children. Contains a message from the past within. Brings hidden feelings to the surface. Also stimulates the immune system.

JASPER, RED - The fairness stone. Enhances responsibility, choice and compassion. Helps with recalling dreams. Assists with protection and rescue from danger. Has a stabilizing effect and helps one to take all your energy and use it in a balanced manner.

JASPER, OCEAN - A very soothing stone that helps one to love one’s self and others. Heals emotions and brings peace of mind. Helps with acceptance and patience. Assists with digestion, removing toxins and lessens body odor. Very protective stone.

JET - Protects and purifies. Neutralizes negative energy and is used in magic to channel earth elements. Also helps to deal with past issues from this life time.

KYANITE - Aligns chakras, and helps with clarity and understanding. Strong energy conduit. Excellent for mediation and tranquility.

KUNZITE - Aids with tolerance, acceptance and your self esteem. Brings good fortune and a strong relaxation stone.

LABRADORITE - A highly mystical and protective stone. Ideal as support through change in your life. Calms an over active mind and helps with imagination. An aid to awareness of your path and purpose.

LAPIS LAZULI - It has a powerful effect, stimulating the rapid release of stresses to enable a greater peace to be experienced. Stimulates the mind and helps with understanding.

LEPODOLITE - Said to aid self love and lessens stress. Helps one through life changes and restructuring. An aid to diplomacy, direction, communications and honesty in business.

MALACHITE - Assists during changing circumstances and a smoother path towards a goal by recognizing the steps to be taken to achieve it. Said to aid cases of arthritis, vertigo and to strengthen the immune system. Releases toxins. Helps with emotions and processing of information.

MOONSTONE - Can aid the wearer in understanding intuition and its application on a daily basis. Also discernment, diplomacy and clarity in decisions. Talisman of good fortune.

MOONSTONE, RAINBOW - The gemstone of new beginnings. Has powerful calming for emotions. Improves intelligence. And has a strong connection to the moon.

MOLDAVITE - Is a type of tektite. Strengthens and enhances the inner journeys, channeling and more. A powerful stone. Brings issues to the surface to be transformed. Raises the vibrational level. Promotes new cell growth and promotes hair growth.

MOOKAITE - Helps to balance one's self and to accept change. Protective stone. Emotional protector. Stabilizes health and fortifies the immune system. Works on the lower chakras.

MOTHER OF PEARL - A symbol of integrity, purity and grace. It acts as a special conduit to the heavens. Also used to improve the health of your nails.

NEPHRITE (NZ GREENSTONE) -Prince of peace- Said to be a strong protector, aiding with harmony, balance, realizations of one's potential. Inspires dream work, wisdom and understanding of the needs of others.

OBSIDIAN - Nature's shelter for sensitive individuals. Dispels negativity and pain. Repels unwelcome feelings. Reduces pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps and injuries.

OBSIDIAN, SNOWFLAKE - Improves circulation. Works on the sacral chakra. Helps to balance the body, mind and spirit. Brings attention to behavior patterns.

ONYX, BLACK - Increases your awareness of visions and dreams. Focuses on self control and grounding. Good for increasing concentration. Provides strength in difficult times and balances the body.

ONYX, WHITE - Reduces sexual desire. Balances and grounds. Repels negative energy. Helps release the old. Protection stone.

OPAL, BOULDER - Represents purity and intensity. Assists in emotional and mental balance. For progress, espansion and development. Can also be used to connect to your spirit and animal guides.

OPALITE - Man made Opal. Said to have the same properties as Opal. Stabilizes mood swings and purifies the blood and kidneys.

PAUA - Helps with harmony, balance and flow.

PEARLS - Love, purity, innocence and joy.

PEACOCK ORE - An excellent mediation stone. Can also break up energy blockages and open and cleanse the crown chakra.

PETRIFIED WOOD - Great for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions. Helps one to be practical and is a stone of business success. For general protection. Beneficial for the bones, backaches, skin and hair. Also used for past life regressions because of its link to the past.

PREHNITE - Protective stone that protects one on all levels. Strengthens the life force, increases energy and brings calming energies. Eases worries. Aids spirit communication. Also known as the dream stone. Helps heal gout, anemia and kidney problems.

PYRITE - Assists with memory and concentration. Enhances ones intelligence, mental stability, logic, memory and psychic development. Helps you tap into your own latent mental talents and abilities. Also used for protection and grounding. Carries male energy.

PERIDOT - One of the best cleansers of the subtle body. Will help to motivate growth and change if it is needed. Releases and neutralizes toxins. Strengthens and cleanses the heart and solar plexus chakras.

PHANTOMS - They have a picture inside and help to put the past into perspective. Assists with hearing disorders. Stimulates healing for the planet and activates healing abilities within.

QUARTZ, CLEAR - The master healer. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Aids concentration and memory. Unblocks and regulates energy. Harmonizes the chakras.

QUARTZ, GREEN - Inspires creativity and attracts success and abundance. Opens and stabilizes the heart chakra. Transmutes negative energy.

QUARTZ, ROSE - Aphrodite's Stone - The unconditional love stone. Encourages self forgiveness, acceptance and self worth. Strengthens the physical heart and heals emotional pain.

QUARTZ, RUTILATED - Helps promote spiritual growth. Cleanses the aura and lifts energy levels. Used to filter negative energy from one. Works on the emotions and lifts depression. Activates and cleanses the chakras.

QUARTZ, INCLUDED - A powerful manifestation tool. Attracts and enables you to use more life force energy. Raises consciousness. Calming and balancing gem stone.

QUARTZ, MILKY/FEMALE - Has a softer and gentler energy than clear quartz. Strengthens and clears the mind. Brings a state of harmony and works on the crown chakra.

QUARTZ, SMOKEY - For protection against bad luck. Increases our tolerance of stress. Has a relaxing affect and encourages concentration. Calms the mind and eases depression, fear and panic. Clarifies thought, attention to detail through its grounding abilities and creativity.

QUARTZ, TOURMALINATED - Strengthens the body energy field against external invasion and deflects detrimental environmental influences. Turns negative energies into positive ones.

RHODONITE - Helps balance the emotions. Heals the heart and past emotional wounds. Keeps you calm during difficult times. Also a grounding gem.

RHOOCHROSITE - Represents selfless love and compassion. Ideal for those who feel unloved. Also great for asthma and respiratory problems, migraines and blood pressure.

RUBY - Works with the energies of the heart. Helps with the circulation within. Has an energizing but balancing effect. Aids in detoxing. Protects against nightmares and psychic attacks. Also said to help with conceving a baby.

RUBY IN ZOISITE (ANYOLITE) - Activates the crown chakra. Helpful in soul healing and past life. Promotes individuality. Amplifies the biomagnetic field around the body.

SAPPHIRE - Relaxes and improves the mind. Balances all aspects of the self by releasing tension and promoting peace of mind.

SCARAB BEETLE - Carries good luck and symbols new life, resurrection and eternal life. Symbol of the Sun God Ra.

SELENITE - Good for meditation, concentration and clarity.

SHIVA LINGAM - Carries both male and female energies. Used to charge the entire chakra system, activate kundalini energies, boost vitality, enhance inner transformation, break old pattens and open the path for new life. And to help to feel unity, even during times of separation. Also used to treat impotence, infertility and strengthen and balance the whole body.

SUGILITE - A strong love stone. Opens chakras and brings them into alignment. Increases channeling. Helps with pain relief and encourages positive thoughts.

SODALITE - Calms the mind and allows new information to be received. Helps intellectual understanding of a situation and cleanses the mind.

SPHERES - Emit energy in all directions equally. They can show the past or future. Also helpful with the moving of energy.

SERPENTINE - An earthing stone that helps with meditation and spirituality. Works on the crown chakra. It is a cleansing and detoxifying gem for the body. Useful for people with diabetes or hypoglycemia.

SERPENT SWORD - Sword of Kind David. During the quest of the Holy Grail, it is said the sword is seen as a fiery serpent. In the enemies eyes it was more blinding than 30 torches.

SUN STONE - A variety of feldspar. Contains small hematite crystals that give it an additional sparkle. Stimulates self healing, harmonizes all the organs. Encourages optimism and enthusiasm. Man made.

TEKTITE - The stone of wisdom and knowledge. Helps you to overcome challenges with mental processes. Diminishes and helps you to overcome mental challenges. Also used for astral traveling and to strengthen one's energy field.

TIGER EYE - An ancient belief is that it heals eye problems and is good for protection. Helps with difficult and stressful situations. Also good for decision making, courage, balance and personal empowerment.

TIGER EYE BLUE - Also known as the Hawks Eye. Enhances integrity of communication. Good for courage, protection and willpower.

TIGER IRON - A combination of Tiger Eye, Jasper and Hematite. Helps with change and increasing energy levels in times of need. And helps with creativity.

TOPAZ - A mellow, empathetic stone that directs energy to where it is needed most. Promotes truth and forgiveness. Aids digestion and stimulates the metabolism.

TOPAZ, YELLOW - Directs energy to where it is needed to help heal. Acts like a battery. Will strengthen your faith and help you to recognize what you are capable of.

TOPAZ, BLUE - Great for meditation. And helps you to recognize your own truth and allow forgiveness.

TOURMALINE - Grounds spiritual energy and cleanses and balances the chakras. Great for removing blockages. Assists with confidence and removing fear. Aids insight and direction. (pink tourmaline for uplifting a person's creativity.)

TURQUOISE - The master healer. Projects against environmental pollutants. Strengthens the anatomy and guards against all disease. Strengthens the body and improves communication.

UNAKITE - The stone of vision. Balances emotions. Great for grounding, and in meditation and psychic use. Also for self love, esteem and confidence. Opens your spiritual vision. Aids skin and hair growth and recovery from illnesses.

WANDS - Useful to release tension from the head, hands and feet. Move the wand over tense areas in small circles. Round bases are used for massaging. The point is to release any negative energy.

ZEBRA STONE - Helps us to connect to mother earth. Protects ones aura and stimulates energy. Also beneficial for stamina, endurance, bone disorders, teeth and gums, muscle spasms and forgiveness.

ZINCITE - Boosts and settles chaotic and creative energies. Removes blockages. Used to treat chronic fatigue, aids and other auto-immune problems, bronchitis and prevention of epileptic seizures.

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