Incense, Oils & Crystals

Crystals

These can all be purchased at any local New Age or Metaphysical Shop or Online and are wonderful tools to assist you in gaining Spiritual balance and clarity.

Pure Fragrance Oils

Amber - Success, Good Fortune
Anise - Peaceful Sleep, Youthfulness
Bergamot - Money, Success
Cinnamon - Attraction, Speed
Coconut - Purification, Peace, Intuition
Frankincense - Purification, Luck
Frank & Myrrh - Protection, Purification, Spirituality
Gardenia - Love, Peace
Heliotrope - Healing, Wealth
Honeysuckle - Money, Psychic Powers
Jasmine - Spiritual Love
Lavender - Healing, Peace, Love
Lily - Protection
Lilac- Protection
Lotus -Protection, Healing, Spirituality
Magnolia - Fidelity
Patchouli - Love, Money, Fertility
Peach -Love, Fertility
Peppermint - Healing, Luck
Rose - Love, Healing, Beauty
Sage - Wisdom, Purification
Ylang Ylang - Opportunity, Peace
Vanilla - Love, Lust
Violet- Love, Healing, Peace
Wisteria - Mental Powers
Sandalwood - Protection, Purification, Spiritual

Incense

Blue Berry - Burn to keep unwanted influences away from your home and property.
Blue Roses- Specially crafted to honor the Goddess in all her aspects.
Carnations - A sweet floral scent traditionally used for healing.
Cherry - Sacred to Venus, this blend will attract and stimulate love.
Cinnamon - Use to gain wealth and success.
Coconut - Burn for protection and purification.
Copal - Sacred to the Mayan and Aztecs, this blend is suitable for honoring the Gods.
Frangipani- Burn to brighten your home with friendship and love.
Frankincense - Draw upon the energy of the sun to create sacred space, consecrate objects, and stimulate positive vibrations.
Honeysuckle - Burn for good health, luck, and psychic power.
Jasmine - For luck in general, especially in matters relating to love.
Lotus - For inner peace and outer harmony, to aid in meditation and open the mind's eye.
Musk - Burn for courage and vitality, or to heighten sensual passion.
Myrrh - An ancient incense for protection, healing, purification and spirituality.
Passionflower - For peace of mind, this sweet scent will soothe troubles and aid in sleep.
Patchouli Patchouli - An earthy scent used in money and attraction spells.
Pine - Burn for strength, and to reverse negative energies.
Rose - For love magick, and to return calm energies to the home.
Sandalwood - A delicious all purpose scent used to heal and protect, also for purification.
Spice - A fiery scent to be charged for any magick.
Spirit - Raise your personal vibration, attract spirit guides and honor your personal deity.
Strawberry - For love, luck and friendship.
Tangerine - A solar aroma used to attract prosperity.
Temple - A devotional incense for the altar during ritual.
Vanilla - Stimulate amorous appetites and enhance memory.

Stones, Gems and Crystals

Beauty - Amber, Cat's Eye, Jasper, Opal, Zircon.
Courage - Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Carnelian - Diamond, Tiger's Eye.
Divination - Azurite, Flint, Hematite, Jet, Moonstone, Amethyst, Sodallite Obsidian.
Dreams - Amethyst, Charoite, Sugilite, Fluorite.
Friendship - Pink Tourmaline, Chrysoprase, Turquoise.
Grounding - Hematite, Kunzite, Obsidian, Jet, Salt, Black Tourmaline.
Healing - Agate, Amber, Aventurine, Calcite, Coral, Clear Quartz, Garnet, Jade, Malachite.
Longevity - Agate, Fossils, Jade, Petrified Wood.
Love- Alexandrite, Amber, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Lepidolite, Pearl, Moonstone, Rose Quartz.
Magickal Power - Bloodstone, Malachite, Ruby, Fluorite.
Meditation - Geodes, Sapphire, Sodalite.
Mental Ability- Adventurine, Emerald, Zircon.
Prosperity - Aventurine, Calcite, Emerald, Jade, Peridot, Staurolite, Malachite, Green Tourmaline.
Peace - Aquamarine, Lepidolite, Rhodonite, Blue Tourmaline.
Physical Energy - Beryl, Selenite, Sunstone, Tiger's Eye, Red Zircon, Citrine.
Protection - Agate, Calcite, Apache Tear, Lapis, Mica, Obsidian, Topaz, Clear quartz, black tourmaline, hemitite
Psychic Ability - Amethyst, Sodalite, Chaurolite, Lapis, Holey Stones.
Sexual Energy - Carnelian, Sunstone, Citrine, Jasper.
Spirituality - Lepidolite, Amethyst, Sugilite, Lapis, Moonstone.
Wisdom - Sugilite, Chrysocolla, Sodalite.
Enchantment - Flourite, Amethyst, Sugilite.
Goddess - Moonstone, Chrysocolla.
God - Citrine, Malachite, Sunstone.

Crystals and stones are believed to have special powers and energies all their own...here is a list of some of stones and their metaphysical properties. I always recommend people get some crystals and work with them. There are some wonderful books to help you learn more in my "Recommended Reading" section.

Crystals and their Properties

Abalone: Usually found off the coasts of S. America, Japan, and China. Used by athletes to help build and protect muscle tissue. Also benefits the heart and helps in digestion. Nicknamed the sea ears, the Abalone''s flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior was used by the Native Northwest American Indians as a natural vessel for cleansing, offerings and prayers.

Agate: Composed of microscopic crystals of Quartz laid down in colorful bands or ribbons. The appearance of the stone is waxy and soft. Almost always translucent and occasionally transparent. Agates are grounding stones. They help obtain a better physical/emotional balance. They work to raise consciousness. Builds self-confidence. blue Lace: Helps to focus on the inner source of love within you that transforms and heals all wounds. Contains the qualities of flight, air, movement, and grace. Highly inspirational when working with the inner self. Works well with not only the Throat Chakra, but the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakra. Strengthens hereditary skeletal structure, outward manifested growths, Arthritis. Chalcedony Qtz: Red, orange, yellow, browns: Solid, Grounding. For stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys. Centering, taking heart. Bloodsugar, anorexia/food issues, lymphnodes, Balances emotions. Insight, Restores nerve feeling and healing after injury/burns. Gaze into for meditation. Left/Right brain balance. Pineal, pituitary; coordination. Patience, peace. Cools. Moss: Connects one to Nature. Translucent, transparent agate containing inclusions of minerals that look like moss or foliage. Improves ego and self-esteem, emotional balance and strengthens positive personality traits. Allows one to see all the beauty one's eyes touch. Botswana: Gray and waxy in appearance. Strongly recommended for firefighters, people who smoke, and for anyone who comes in regular contact with excessive amounts of heat or smoke. Helpful for anyone who wants to quit smoking. Beneficial to the circulatory system, the skin, and the brain. A pleasant side effect may be giddiness. Soothes depression. Fire: Most often found in North America. Comes in shades of orange, brown, blue, or green. Strong connection to the energies of the earth. Excellent stone to use before meditating. Induces a feeling of relaxation. Helps alleviate problems relating to the stomach and endocrine system. Helps you examine and deal with problems in a calm and safe manner. Helps take the edge off difficult experiences. Recommended for dentists, optometrists, and those in the healing profession.

Albite: White or translucent stone with a bluish tinge. Found in North America, England, France, Japan, and Kenya. Moonstones are a cut and polished form of Albite. Helps relieve depression and can be used as a booster for the immune and respiratory systems. Soothing for mental stress. Strengthens the spleen and thymus.

Alexandrite: (A chrysoberyl.) Clear violet-green, lt. blue or orange-yellow iridescence. Extremely rare. Alexandrite changes color with source of light. That is incandescent light vs sunlight vs flourescent light. Opens Heart, Solar Plexus, and especially Crown Centers. For healing, centering, self-esteem. Rare and Powerful. Opens to higher self, disattachment, psychicness, spiritual love, joy, and luck. Excellent tissue regeneration; especially Central Nervous System.

Amazonite: Solid Lt. Blue/turquoise. Prosperity. Gentle Friendly, calming, soothing; Opens throat, heart, and solar plexus centers for self-expression, artistic creativity, healing. Throat, thyroid, nerve and Brain paths. Reduces self-damaging behavior, increases straight posture of self-respect, confidence, grace, self-assuredness with communication. Great over a door to bring in new business. Green stone instrumental in distilling the raw information used for personal expression. It is a pale green form of Microcline, a potash feldspar, and is found in Brazil, U.S.S.R., and U.S. The best crystals are found near Pike's Peak. Soothes the brain and nervous system. Helps filter information and combines it with natural intuition. Enhances masculine qualities. Good for anyone involved in the arts.

Amber: Clear yellow or orange ancient petrified resin (possibly pine tree). Electromagnetic. Past Life Work, Weight Gain. Opens solar plexus chakra for mental clarity, moods balance, confidence. Stomach anxiety, spine, Central Nervous System, brain, memory loss, cell regeneration. Aligns mental and emotional bodies via orange and yellow. Excellent detoxification and protection from radiation, especially x-rays, sun, computers, airport, planes and others' energies. Sacred use (incense/worn) by Asian and American Indians, and worldwide. Useful on the brain, lungs, thyroid, spleen, endocrine system, inner ear, and neurological tissue. Draws disease out of afflicted areas and neutralizes negative energy. It is a grounding healer. Can add stability to your life. Helpful in clearing up depression and bringing about a positive mental state. Also useful as a memory aid. Amber should be cleansed after being used for healing to dispense the negative energy it has absorbed.

Amethyst: Translucent, purple/lavendar Qtz. Psychicness, imagery, mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Brow + Crown Chakra. Headaches, eyes, scalp/hair, pituitary, pineal, bloodsugar balance. Especially helps sobriety; alcohol/food/sex/other addictions. Famous ancient detoxicifier (especially helped with poisons, alcohol). Dream recall. Stone of spirituality, contentment, meditation. Provides common sense, flexibility in decisions. Quartz stone found in Brazil, Canada, Sri Lanka, and parts of East Africa. Color varies from a deep violet to a pale lavender, almost to the point of being clear. Amethyst has a direct link to the mind. It bolsters the production of the hormones, and strengthens the cleansing organs, the circulatory system and blood, the immune system, and body metabolism. It soothes the nervous system and aids in the transmission of neural signals. Helps you feel less scattered and more in control of your faculties. Memory skills and motivation improve. Goals are clearer, more realistic, and easier to achieve. However, you must use this stone cautiously with subjects who have paranoid or schizoid tendencies. Can benefit people with insomnia or troubled sleep. Ideal for those who meditate. Promotes selflessness. Useful in dispelling rage, anger, fear, and anxiety, and is a good stone for clarifying and remembering dreams. Helps relieve physical and emotional pain. Strongly recommended that when using Amethyst in conjunction with other stones or crystals, Rose Quartz is used. Amethysts are recommended for dancers and optometrists.

Angelite: Medium blue to white crystals. Fairly new discovery in Peru during the Harmonic Conversion. Excellent balancer, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the ethereal network. Used to call your Angels for guidance and support. Psychic connection to oneness with universe, angelic realm, spiritual guidance. Astral travel, heightened sensory awareness. Seeing paths to surmount challenges. Aligns physical and etheric fields for healing self & others. Regenerates and rejuvenates ill or depleted areas. Provides a protective energy field around the area where it is placed.

Apache Tears: Small, dark, smoky-translucent Obsidian pebbles. Eases and releases pain, loss, sadness, anger, to help heal and go on with life. For looking within, protection, vision quest/purpose. gently grounds and unblocks lower body and endocrine glands/chakras. Helps healing. Represents tears of grief shed by Native American women after their loved ones' deaths due to invading troops.

Apatite: Transparent dk. blue, yellow, clear...Weight loss. Helps to deepen meditation. Blue and purple are used especially to heal and stimulate throat Chakra and kidney point for self-
expression, teaching, healing mouth, throat, thyroid, high blood pressure, stuttering. Reducing hunger. High Calcium content strengthens bones, muscles, mineral assimilation. Use yellow on Solar Plexus and Brow Chakra. A mineral still in its embryonic stage as a healer. Comes in many forms and colors. Easily confused with half a dozen other minerals. Found in transparent, translucent, and opaque forms. Varies in color from white to brown to green to yellow and even violet. Crystal form is hexagonal and glassy in appearance. Found all over North America as well as in Mexico, Norway, USSR and Sri Lanka. Most commonly confused with Fluorite and Aquamarine. Benefits muscle tissue and general motor skills. Promotes calcium absorption. Eases hypertension and restores clear thought.

Apophyllite:Clear, white, light green striated crystals. Helps one connect tot spirit and act in truth. Very powerful for deep, peaceful stillness and alpha state/meditation/dream recall. Clairvoyance, out of body travel. Green is most powerful: Heals and brings joyous openness to the heart Chakra as it opens the brow and crown chakras. Clears mental fuzziness and channels for with higher-self + angelic realm contact. Helps see truth for growth. Mirror Apophylite has the additional reflective qualities of being able to recieve back what intentions are sent into the "mirror' of this stone. It has been used for centuries in India in the "art of gazing". One Mirror Apophylite is usually passed down from generation to generation. It is often called upon to reflect doings from the past to its user, in order to see both the good and the bad aspects of a families' past. Allowing the gazer to be aware of and work on improving the defieciencies from within. It provides a clear and absolute connection between the physical bodies and the astral bodies of its user. Mirror Apophylite is an extremely powerful crystal and will also enrich the users' intuitive capacities by stimulating the Third Eye Chakra.

Aqua Aura: Clear quartz with metallic light blue tint from electrical infusion of gold (amplifies quartz conductivity). Increases ability to send energy & alter consciousness for meditation, telepathy, healing. Opens/clears throat.

Aquamarine: A beryl. Clear light blue, blue-green. Tranquilizing, uplifting, openess, innocence, lightheartedness, creativity, communication, self-awareness, confidence, purpose. Throat (& spleen) Chakra, Heart, immune system, thymus, lymphnodes, Especially for mouth, ears. Affects etheric and mental levels. Releases anxiety, fear, restlessness, peaceful stillness. Breathing allergies, water travel, journeys, seeing through people, protection. Found in the US, Mexico, USSR, Brazil, and India. Has a soothing influence. The stone also occurs in a golden yellow color. Helps stabilize and harmonize unsettled surroundings. Filters out unnecessary information to the brain. Calms the nerves. Clarifies perception and strengthens the body's cleansing organs such as the liver, spleen, thyroid, and kidneys. Helps the eyes, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth, and throat. Was given to sailors as protection against drowning and for courage in battle. Helps reduce fears. Has an affinity with sensitive and mystical people. Increases creativity and sharpens intuition. Excellent stone for meditation. Helps one attune to nature. Quiets the mind and reduces stress. Helps bring about a tolerance toward others. Recommended as a purifier of the throat and helps sore throats. Clears blocked communication and aids the user in verbal expression. It is a good stone for teachers, counselors, chiropractors, genetic engineers, lecturers, and massage, reiki and crystal therapy practitioners.

Aragonite: Translucent purple-pink-brown hexagonal, or white needle crystals. Deep, peaceful meditation; uplifts emotions. Centering, overview, patience under stress, helps us navigate business/managerial/personal challenges with a clear head and steady hand. Giving and receiving easily. Balances yin-yang. Eyes, brain, Central Nervous System, heart, opens spiritual/brow chakra for day-to-day living with an open heart and mind.

Aventurine: Translucent dark/lt. green quartz. Heals emotional pain/fear/imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra. Historically also draws out heat of fevers, inflammation, nervous system, stress. In your bath water, a soft, soothing stone for general healing. Universal love, truth, prosperity.

Azurite: Solid deep blue, blue-purple. A blue copper-based stone found in association with Malachite, which is its cousin. Less common than Malachite but found in abundance in Arizona. Activates brow and throat Chakra more assertive communication and alert, quite, deep access to subconscious and other times/places/lives. Psychicness, creativity, decisiveness, deeper insight, seeing truth, reduces depression, anger, abnormal cell growth. High copper content stimulates thyroid, sinus, skin cleansing, spleen, nervous system, mental and etheric bodies. Referred to as the jewel of wisdom. It is said to increase psychic abilities. Esoteric gem literature states that Azurite can restructure molecules, revitalize the brain, rebuild gray matter, and aid in developing embryonic babies in the womb. The deep blue stone helps you release the past and gracefully anticipate and accept the future simultaneously. Cultivates the ability to reach into the subconscious and examines states of mind. This cleanses the mind and makes one more capable of insight and pure thought. Helps one recognize the resources within themselves. Benefits the spleen, thyroid, bones, and skin. An integral part of many crystal and gemstone-healing layouts. Also enhances meditation.

BERYL Family: Strong, hard. (Some look "Greasy"). Clear: Brow & Throat Chakra Heliodor/Golden Brown: Stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine, bones, Solar Plexus and 3rd eye Chakra with warm sun energy for mental clarity, confidence, will power, visualizing, protection. Helps stomach, intestines, works with mental body for exhaustion, depression, ulcers, nausea, eating disorders. Cleans emotional and physical toxins from liver, skin, including fear and resentment. Pink: Excellent for heart Chakra growth, transition, stabilizing. This stone is found in the US, India, and USSR. Comes in shades of yellow, gold, white, blue, or green. Helps teach one to cease doing the unnecessary. Assists its possessor in learning how to filter out distractions and unnecessary stimulation. Good for relieving stress, calming the mind. Beneficial for elimination organs such as the kidneys, liver, and intestines. Helps strengthen the circulatory and pulmonary systems, making them more resistant to toxins and pollutants. Helpful to the eyes, throat and easing a stressed mental state. Uses as a sedative. Beryl reawakens the love of married people.

Bloodstone:
("Heliotrope") Solid dark green, red flecks. Electromagnetic (high iron). Ancient Egypt, Atlantis used to calm, ground, revitalize. Classic for wealth, menstrual cramps, anemia, bloodclots, hemorrhoids, birthing/reproductivity, imbalance. Cleansing heart and blood circulation, marrow, thymus, lungs; Heart. Found in the USSR and India. A deep green with flecks of red, often resembling drops of blood. Benefits the circulatory system. Helps purify toxic blood and detoxify the kidneys, liver, and spleen. Increases courage, helps in avoiding dangerous situations by soothing the mind. Benefits the bones, heart, and reproductive organs. Helps raise consciousness. If Bloodstone is used for a specific healing layout, it should be used by someone who has experience with the stone.

Boji Stones:
Iron-magnetite concretion. Solid round, grey-brown discs with high iron. Grounding, electromagnetic. Balances body's energy field. Many have found they reduce pain by holding 1 in each hand. Recharges electrically in sun. (Store boji's apart -magneticness neutralizes each other. Also wearing/holding with tiger's eye or other stone containing asbestos may bring on ill feeling.) Rough "male" and smooth "female" stones both have + and - charge.

Brass:
Flattens and grounds energy. (poor conductor); not generally used for healing. can dull/block energy. May be used as shield, reducing sensitivity and awareness. A common alloy made by combing Copper and Zinc. Recommended by healers as helpful to people who have unusually high levels of metal in their bloodstream, since it is a blood cleanser and detoxifier. Also used for hair loss.

Calcite:
Milky yellow, peach, green, white or clear crystals. Soft. Lime Green: Tranquility; soothes spiritual heart; helps us learn from lessons in each situation and new options. Clarifies visions, imagery, astral travel and recall. Helps us replace fears, old ways with healthier ones. Cleans toxins and fumes from body. Needs cleansing if sticky. Yellow: Spine, bones. Detoxification of kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Decalcifying joints. Clear/Optical: Clearer vision & communication, wellness, general cleansing. Blue: Eases pain (especially back). Orange: Uplifting, joy, happiness, humor.
Abundant crystal that comes in shades of white, gray, black, green, yellow, blue, brown, or red. Beneficial for the cleansing organs, bones, joints, and for sharpening mental clarity. Helps boost memory. Helps one draw more insight from books or personal experience by making important information easier to remember. Green Calcite helps you adjust to the transition from a stagnant or negative situation to a challenging, more fulfilling, and positive one. Athletes use Calcite because they feel it can aid the bones and joints that are stressed or injured during practice or competition. Gold or yellow calcite is used by people who meditate because the color is linked to the sun and light. Recommended for astral projection. Calcite is strongly recommended for those involved in the healing professions.

Carnelian:
Chalcedony (jasper) qtz. Translucent. confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness, outgoingness. Precision, analysis, appetite, awareness of feelings. Orange and yellow Chakra. Warms and cleanses blood, kidneys, stimulates appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, celebration, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet. Comes in a variety of colors ranging from red to orange and, in some cases, even to dark brown. Helps you feel anchored and comfortable with your surroundings. Provides a connection to the past or to historical events. Strongly influences the reproductive organs. Purifies the blood and liver, and it is excellent for lower back trouble. Can improve motivation. Helps one achieve greater success in career or personal matters. Helps ground people who meditate.

Cat's Eye:
See Chrysoberyl.

Celestite:
White, clear, or cool lt. blue cluster crystals. Gentle. Soothes nerves, stress. Quiets mind. Serenity, harmony, easiness, stillness for receiving, connection to spirit, overview, creativity. Helps Throat Chakra. Honesty, openness, stress, worry, hearing, thyroid, potassium/manganese deficiency, Central Nervous System, tiredness, fades in sunlight.

Cerussite:
Clear/misty white to brown. Helps us be centered, confident, capable and versatile amidst life's challenges. Grounding to here/now and higher self. Graciousness, good listening/communication skills. Translate higher concepts to everyday language. Psychicness, clarity. Shows what we can/can't change. Letting go (stress, addictions..) Insomnia, Central Nervous System, coordination, general healing. Both grounds root chakra and opens crown (& Throat) Chakra. Plant growth , protection against bugs.

Chalcedony:
A type of Quartz that heads a family which includes Agate, Carnelian, Jasper, Tiger's Eye, and Onyx. Found in the US, Sri Lanka, USSR, Mexico and Brazil. Gray is most common color but stone are found in shades of white, black, blue, and brown. Helps ease self-doubts, makes one more reflective. Eases bad dreams and problems related to the eye, gall bladder, bones, spleen, blood, and circulatory organs. Cleansing in nature and will promote healing of open sores. It needn't be cleaned afterward since it has such strong cleansing qualities of its own. Fosters teh maternal instinct and is said to aid lactation.

Charoite:
Purple, solid. Newly coming into greater use. Works with Indigo & violet Chakra to transmute/lift us out of emotions, fear. Seeing old patterns with new possibilities. Opens heart, inspiration, service, seeing clearly (mentally, physically, psychically), faster healing. Some find useful also for entity release work and alcohol/liver detoxification.

Chrysoberyl:
Translucent Gold or Green Cat's Eye (often confused with qtz. Tiger's Eye, but rarer). Usually clear, green or green/brown, nongreasy. For acquiring more prosperity. Confidence, self-pride, healing. Amplifies other gems Some are irradiated to turn green- trust your feeling with each stone.

Chrysocolla/Gem Silica:
Solid Lt. blue/blue-green. Gentle, soothing, friendly. Excellent for Heart Chakra; flushes and heals heart blocks (loss, hurt, guilt, fear...) for allowingness, flexibility, self-forgiveness, peace of heart, patience. Keeps one in light, love, and healing daily. On Throat, expressing feelings, verbal and artistic creativity, thyroid. Also, heart bloodsugar, and emotional balance. High conductivity from copper draws out pain, heat (fevers, inflammations, arthritis...), Excellent therapeutic assistance for healing loss, incest, other traumas. Cleanses auric field. Dreams and Earth healing.
A stone found in shades of blue or green. Mined in Mexico, Zaire, Chile, USSR and US. Resembles Turquoise and its properties are similar to it. Benefits arthritis and other bone diseases as well as the organs of the digestive tract, and ulcers become less problematic. Relieves hypertension and stressful conditions due to fear or gilt. Helps one feel more comfortable speaking the truth. Help develop personal confidence. Historically used by musicians, perhaps because of its reputation for having healing properties for throat and lungs.

Chrysoprase:
Bright translucent green chalcedony. Uplifts heart Chakra. Greater flexibility, wisdom, generosity, self-confidence. Heals depression, excess self-focus, emotions/sexual imbalance. Placed on heart, neck, or on brown for meditation.
A quartz stone found in the USSR, Brazil, Australia, and US. A bright green crystal similar in color to green apples. Helps one achieve greater personal insight, feel more clam, become less egotistical, and more open to new surroundings and situations. Stimulates creativity and draws out unknown talents. Enhances fertility for both sexes. Helps guard against sexually transmitted diseases. Also helps gout, mental illness, and eye problems.

Citrine:
Clear yellow qtz. (Yellow from Iron.) For Solar Plexus Chakra. Mental and emotional clarity. Problem-solving, memory, will power, optimism, confidence, self-discipline, digestion. Reduces anxiety, fear, depression, stomach tension, food disorders, allergies. Detoxification: Spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system, intestines. Electromagnetic. Citrine is one of two crystals which never have to be cleansed of negative energy.
An energizing and highly beneficial crystal. Its color is usually a pale golden yellow, but can be found in darker shades as well, although some literature considers the darkest crystals to be Smoky Quartz. The Celtic people of Scotland call the dark Citrine crystals Morion and Cairngorm.They are invigorating and positive. Can surround and fill anyone with its brilliant color, energizing every aspect of life. Increases motivation and promotes physical activity, which in turn improves digestion and helps the cleansing organs. May also work as a detoxifier for the blood. Persons involved with education or business will especially benefit. Can guide you to harness and utilize your creative energy. Helps us analyze events and steer them in a positive direction. Develops inner calm and security, and makes us less sensitive and more open to constructive criticism. Can dispel negative feelings and help us to accept the flow of events.

Cobalt-Calcite:
(Calcite, pink from Cobalt) Brings love, patience, gentleness, compassion. Soothes intensity of feelings. Mental and emotional balance.

Copper:
Excellent energy conductor! Sends and amplifies thoughts, healing, and gem electrical energy into wearer's energy field. Next to skin: Detoxes and soothes arthritis, rheumatism, other inflammation problems. 3rd chakra: stomach, intestines. Warms, releases resentment, anger. Built up in joints as arthritis. Exhaustion recovery, circulation, balances warm sun energy and cool lunar energy. Energize with sun.
A plentiful metal ore that ranges in color from a soft red-brown to a deep brick red. Assists in the fight against inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism, particularly when used in conjunction with other stones. Helps stabilize the metabolism and heightens the immune system. The blood also benefits from Copper. Beneficial for the lungs, improving the exchange of oxygen and filtering out pollutants. Soft tissue and mucous membranes retain more moisture and become less susceptible to irritation. An excellent aid for increasing your ability to express and accept true feelings. Balance personal reserve and confidence.

Coral:
Calcium and calcite. Coral brings diplomacy and concurrence, quiets emotions, brings peace to innerself. Facilitates intuition, imagination, visualization, expedite, accelerate the transfer of knowledge. Strengthens both circulatory and bone structure in the body. Stimulates tissue regeneration and nourish blood cells. Helps with disorders of the spinal, alimentary canals, nervous system and thalamus.
Red and orange: stimulates Root and Spleen Chakra for energy and warmth, fertility. Energizes emotions. Muscles, blood, heart, reproductive system; thyroid, metabolism; meridians; spine, bone and tissue regeneration. (Avoid if high blood pressure, fever, anxious.)
Pink: Heart Chakra, increases sensitivity, caring, compassion.
White: Soothes; heals meridians, stress, smell ability, nerves.
Black: Creativity, repels lower energies.
Blue: activates and energizes the Throat Chakra. Also used to illuminate the Third Eye Chakra, enhancing psychic awareness and capabilities of the user. Facilitates the improvement/permanence in pursuit of commerce, improves communication abilities, treatment of throat ailments and cleansing of mucoid system. Different colors of Coral can be used alone, in combination, or all together. Sympathetic to both the skeletal structure and the circulatory system. Good stone for ailments of the bones and blood such as arthritis and anemia. Also benefits the cleansing organs and thymus. Helps battle mental illnesses. Has a true link with the past and can pass knowledge along.

Corundum:
Second hardest mineral. Insight to the unknown. Intuitive awareness, stimulates ambition, confidence. Subdues and calms emotions, harsh and irritable attitudes, releases anger. Soothes and smooths the skin, eye disorders, brings peace to the body.

Creedite:
A white stone found in the US and Mexico. Beneficial to the body's cleansing system. Useful for blood detoxification. Helps one discover how best to express themselves and intuitively understand other people. Will also benefit the nervous system by aiding in the transmission of nerve impulses.

Cuprite:
Deep wine red. (High copper content) Opens flow of Root and Spleen Chakras, Kundalini energy, will power. Also, with Heart Chakra. Strengthens thymus, heart, blood, and oxygen, metabolism, stamina and healing. Historically also heals relationship with father, the yang side of us, masculinity (for men) and confidence/security issues. Access past life.
A red to brown mineral found in the US, Australia, Mexico, and USSR. Beneficial for metabolical imbalances. Helps the heart and blood, muscle tissue, and skeletal system. Helpful for people having difficulty dealing with father or authority figures. Considered helpful in investigating past-life experiences.

Danburite:
Clear crystal. Powerfully radiates bright, pure, white light, filling our body, mind, and spirit (and relationships) with loving light. Excellent to cleanse, purify, or debrief. Fills Crown Chakra with joy and illumination. Brings truth, honesty, a smile to the heart and open receptivity to mind and spirit. Strengthens mind, nervous system, life force, awareness. Excellent healing tool.

Desert Rose:
A gypsum. Lt. brown. Gently grounding; clarifies thinking and mental vision, perception. Quiets worry, brings out practicality. (Related to Selenite.) Quiets the mind. Used to access past/future lives, assists in bring material persuits related to business. Provides flexibility to one's nature, strengthens decisions, align the spinal column and removes energy blockage. Stabilizes epileptic disorders.

Diamond:
(Carbon) When considering the use of a Diamond for healing purposes, one must ignore its monetary value and concentrate upon the stone's unique relationship with energy. It is frequently combined with other gems or crystals. If used with an Aquamarine, a Diamond will increase the cleansing properties and mental soothing that Aquamarine helps to produce. It worn or carried alone, it will amplify the energy of the wearer. Unfortunately, this includes any negative energy the wearer might possess as well. Some literature contends that the blue light within the color spectrum of a Diamond is beneficial for glaucoma. Diamonds are beneficial to the brain and testicles. Some recommend it for diseases of the bladder but only in desperate cases. In all cases, the stone needs to touch the skin in order to increase its effectiveness. Emeralds and Amethyst Quartz are especially amplified by Diamonds.
Powerfully absorbs and amplifies thoughts/attitudes of user, other gems, and wearer's strengths and weaknesses: Prosperity, generosity/ vs. miserly; love vs. distrust; overview, spirituality vs. lust, immediate gratification. Used with loving, clear intent; clears blocks, opens Crown Chakra: spiritual love, peace. Clarity, trust, confidence. Cleanse thoroughly (It can hold our other's previous attitudes, emotions...) Ancients also used for detoxing.

Diopside/Enstatite:
Clear, deep green. Deep healing and expansion of Heart center, love, commitment, trust humbleness, heart, lungs. A brown, green, or white stone found in Japan, Germany, Ireland, and the US. Diopside is found in similar colors and is mined in the USSR and India in addition to the countries already mentioned. These stones are mentioned together because they have identical properties. Clear, deep green. Deep healing and expansion of Heart center, love, commitment, trust humbleness, heart, lungs. Both benefit the circulatory system and cleansing organs. Mental clarity results from healing layouts that include Enstatite and/or Diopside. Diopside is recommended for public speakers, students, and surgeons.

Dioptase:
Tiny deep blue-green silicate crystals. Its powerful green reaches deep into the Heart Chakra to release and heal sadness, heartache, abuse, neglect...Converts loss (recent/childhood) into self-love. Empowers heart with new depth, strength, healthiness, courage, ability to love deeply, unconditionally. Connects emotional heart with spiritual heart to receive abundance. Promotes genuineness, sincerity, emotional balance, self-
worth, deep well-being. Central Nervous System, lungs, heart, blood pressure, stress. Can send healing deep into the earth.

Dolomite:
Pink/pastel/milky to clear. Clear varieties, especially pink are used to softly open and heal Heart Chakra. Soothes hurt, loneliness, anxiety. Facilitates giving and receiving, generosity, spontaneity, creativity, energy uplift. Calcium content strengthens bones, teeth, muscles, woman's reproductive system; helps PMS.

Eiate Stone:
(chrysocolla and malachite) (incl. turquoise). Excels in healing emotional and physical aspects of heart/lungs and Throat Chakra. Flushes out/heals hurt, fear, stress, loss. Antidepressant. Sinuses, mouth; Bone and tissue regeneration. On Solar Plexus: Aligns the subtle bodies, harmonizes heart, mind, and body. Wholeness, peace of heart, self-
expression, creativity. Balances yin/yang. Draws out pain, inflammation, fever.

Elestial:
Special form of clear/smokey qtz. Changes confusion/illusions to clarity, seeing truth, overview. Psychicness, openness to higher self/God/spirituality. Stimulates crown chakra/pineal to rise above situations, emotions. May initially intensify lower thoughts (ego, denial, self-judging...) to release these blocks to open heart/mind. Healing brain cells from drug/alcohol use. "All-seeing Stone" brings infusion of light. Use as a bridge stone to enhance energy flow between chakras.

Emerald:
Beryl. Strengthens Heart Chakra for abundance, growth, peace, harmony, patience, love, fidelity, honesty. Lifts depression, insomnia. Knowingness of the heart, peaceful dreams. Breathing, heart, lymphnodes, blood, thymus, pancreas (blood sugar rebalance), labor/delivery, eyesight, and etheric field. Excellent general healer. Ancient blood detoxifier and anti-poison. Androgynous. Provides inspiration and helps those in need of balance, healing, and infinite patience. It is found in shades of green varying from very light to very deep. Helps the wearer gain physical, emotional, and mental equilibrium. The pale, clear, green Emeralds are valuable in meditative work as well as healing. It works best when combined with a Diamond or worn alone. It gives wisdom from the mental plane, so that the possessor is motivated to give love and wisdom to others. Helps strengthen the backbone and alleviates problems associated with sugar diabetes. Do not wear an Emerald constantly. It should only be worn when the wearer feels the need to have it near. Man-made specimens are helpful, though not as beneficial as natural Emeralds. They do not contain all the elements present in natural stones. Emeralds are of special value to athletes, chiropractors, lecturers, marriage counselors, masseurs, optometrists, people who work in radioactive areas, and those who work in close quarters. It improves psychic abilities, raises consciousness, and helps the individual attain balance. Also enhances the immune system. There were used to strengthen memory, to aid in eloquence, and to reveal the truth or falsity of a lover's oaths.

Epidote:
Deep green, striated. Strengthens over all health, heart, well-being, energy. Courage, stamina. Helps take good care of one's self (food, rest, etc.)

Flint:
A gray, white, black, red, or brown stone found in all countries around the world. Beneficial to the entire body. All tissue, internal or external, will be helped, but especially the cardiopulmonary and cleansing systems. Helps one feel more whole and healthy. Gives a strong boost to your mental state and is extremely helpful for persons who have been afflicted by degenerative diseases.

Fluorite:
All rainbow colors. Important balancer, healer. Opens heart (especially green), Throat Brow, Crown Chakra for clarity, overview, seeing additional truths/realities. Spleen bones, teeth, lungs, detoxification, anxiety, insomnia. Clear and Purple: Objectivity; clears the way for new things, uplifting, aura cleanse, 3rd eye, eyesight, sinuses; repels colds. Enhances other gems. Green: Stills mind and heart, harmonizes and recharges all Chakra. Blue: Throat, nose, ears, soothing; Karmic impasses resolved, atonement relieved. Yellow: Focus, cooperation, group alignment. Yttrium: Lavender, well-being, serenity, peace, connection with universe/God/eternal life force. Clusters: lowers work/life stress (helpful on your desk) Double Pyramid: Aligns spirit with physical plane, inner with outer awareness, and 2 sides/brain; Crown Chakra, illuminating karmic lessons.
Usually translucent and come in shades of white, brown, blue, yellow, purple, red, or colorless. Benefits the teeth and bones. People with arthritis, rheumatism, or spinal injuries have reported some relief from their conditions when they employ Fluorite in their healing regimen. Helps to rekindle sexual appetite and heighten intuitive powers. It is suggested using Fluorite in conjunction with Calcite and Pyrite. Assists in fighting mental disorder and gaining spiritual awakening. Helps one become more aware of the higher levels of reality and can anchor and free one from overstimulation on the psychic plane. Green Fluorite is a valuable helper in grounding excess energies.

Fuchsite:
Fuchsite is a CHROME-mica, Muscovite is a white mica. Lightheartedness, friendliness, compassion, recovery, immunity. Speeds deeper healing.

Garnet:
Ranges in color from deep emerald green through yellow, brown, and red. Common to the US, but found all over the world. Stimulates creativity, passion, and the circulatory system. The brighter the better. Red: Root and Spleen Chakra. Warms, energizes emotionally and physically (arthritis, frostbite, paralysis), grounds. Used by ancient cultures. Exhaustion, low Blood Pressure, detoxing and strengthening blood, muscles, kidneys, gallstones. Stimulates life force and sexuality, hormone balance, antibodies, fertility, persistence, stamina, passion, confidence (and stubbornness). Yang (avoid if excess anger, impatience, high blood pressure, heat, inflammation, etc.) Root Chakra. Orange: Warmth, energy. When Garnet is used in conjunction with the pituitary gland, can help provide past-life information. Should be placed on the center of the forehead. If carried around in the pocket and then placed on the forehead of another person, closer ties will form with that individual. Green Garnets are healing stones. Red represent love and help the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct. Square-cut Garnets help bring about business opportunities and filter out concerns that are not one's own. Rectangular shapes aid in the matter of intellect or the earth. Garnets teach patience and constancy and are not to be used lightly. They develop love and compassion. They sharpen self-perception and extend that openness to others. Help calm anger, particularly anger directed towards the self.

Gem Silica:
Gem quality Chrysocolla. Highly Evolved. See Silica.

Geodes:
Geodes are spherical stones containing cavities lined with crystalline structure growing towards the center. It usually contains quartz, amethyst, citrine, or clacite. Facilitates astral travel and assistance in the pursuits of mathematics. Allow one to both recognize and analyze the decision-making process. Allows freedom to shape one's future, connection to the higher planes, stimulates communication skills. Used in the treatment of hands, lungs and nervous disorders.

Gold:
Gold: Excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, especially on Solar plexus and Heart Chakra. Strengthens meridians, nerve system, digestion. Positively charged with warming sun energy. Often worn by teachers/healers, especially after much self-healing (addictions, childhood...) Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts/emotions/energy (Greed too). Yang. Pink = Gold + copper. Lovingness, warmth, spirituality. Amplifies gem effects. White: Combines sun and moon's energy, thus higher conductor and amplifier. A regenerator, helping one renew oneself. Works on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. It benefits the nervous system and improves the ability of the nerves to transmit information in the most efficient manner. Helps digestion and helps the body in the proper assimilation of food. Benefits the circulatory system and blood. Helps control hormonal and chemical imbalances. Can be of great importance to individuals with degenerative diseases, such as heart disease or arthritis. Helps the brain work more efficiently. It works well with all crystals and gemstones. Can be used in conjunction with Copper and Silver, which aid in boosting its abilities in specific instances. Gold settings: Gold is ruled by the Sun a masculine planet, and therefore imparts a more assertive energy to crystals & minerals that are mounted in it.

Goldstone:
Medium brown with tiny coppery glitter. Goldstone is a man-made stone, just a type of glass with glittery metallic material in it. It is a valid classification, as it has many properties of NATURAL glasses, such as obsidian which are modified by its being man-made and having been doped with additives. Originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. Gently uplifting, mildly helpful to Solar plexus Chakra to reduce stomach tension, protect center of body.

Granite:
Granite has been honored by many cultures, particularly the Aboriginal and Mayan cultures, as a sacred and powerful stone. Allowing for increased protection and abundance. Composed primarily of quartz and feldspar, it also may contain Orthoclase, which is a form of feldspar which can form in plate-like layers, short prismatic crystals and tabular inclusions. This stone works well on skepticism. Allows for diplomacy, discretion, cooperativeness and negativity. Granite is a wonderful relationship balancer. Granite also has been used to strengthen the hair and ailments associated with face and head. Common rock found world-wide. Widely accepted as a building material but also has healing properties. Comes in shades of pink, green, gray, yellow, and white. Benefits the bones and muscle and soft tissue. Use in conjunction with Flint to stimulate the regeneration of the body's tissue.

Hawk's Eye/Falcon's Eye:
Natural Green, gray or blue Tiger's eye-like quartz. Helps gain perspective to see/face situations fully. Seeing the overview clearly and unflinchingly, as from a Hawk's eyes. Stomach and brow chakras. Blue: Deepens meditation. helps us see the truth (self, others, situations) in order to grow. It can help gently attune the third eye and will enhance psychic abilities.

Hematite:
An iron oxide, steel gray to iron black in color. Silver-gray metallic is an iron ore which is iron oxide usually FeO2. One of the most grounding of all stones (Root Chakra.) Condenses scatteredness, fuzziness into mental clarity, concentration, memory, practicality, helps study, bookkeeping, detail work, sound sleep. Confidence, will power, boldness. Egyptians used also to calm hysteria and anxiety. Yang. Helps us adjust to being physical. Spleen, blood, cleanse. Can deflect. Regroups after jet lag, stress, birth, anesthesia. Sometimes has deep red spots on the surface. Found in the US, Brazil, and Canada. The iron in this mineral has a strong effect on the blood. Used in supporting the kidney's blood-cleansing function. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Helps in tissue regeneration. Also used for astral protection. If worn, Hematite should be placed at the base of the spine.

Herkimer Diamond:
Found only in Herkimer, New York. A special clear quartz. Cleanse often. Shifts brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness, opening the Brow and Crown Chakra for a strong, clear channel, psychic readings, meditation. May take one too "high"/spacey to wear. The "Dream stone" - in meditation or pillow, it wonderfully enhances visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall. Amplifies and stores thoughts, energy; use as bridge to stimulate energy flow up through the Chakras. These clear crystals closely resemble Diamonds but are really Quartz. Help to increase the energy and healing qualities of other stones. Very useful in helping to lessen the pressures of day-to-day life and the stress and tension-related diseases that can result. They help you recognize the signs of stress before it can do physical damage. Helps you choose a direction to follow that will offer the path of least resistance. They contain a store of ecological memory that can be utilized by a person who can tune into the energy. Can also guide you in remembering your own past-life experiences.

Hiddenite:
A spodumene, like kunzite. Green. Best known for drawing prosperity. Clears heart to receive. Eases love or dollar loss. Calming.

Howlite:
Gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety, emotional intensity, etc. Quietly loving, calming. Works with the heart center, bringing greater gentleness, patience, tact. Helps bones, teeth, and other calcium aspects of body.

Iolite:
(Cordierite) Clear bluish-lavender. Opens a light pathway from Throat Chakra up through Crown. Truth, simplicity, imagery, peace. Living at higher awareness level. Alcohol/addiction detoxification, sobriety. A newer stone recently more available.

Ivory:
Because of the fact that Ivory is generally considered to be the bone of mammals, and most Ivory comes from elephants, walruses, and whales and poachers have killed so many that certain species are on the brink of extinction, use Ivory ONLY if you are very drawn to it. It can be found mostly in white or cream, although some shades of pink and yellow do exist. It is especially well suited for ailments of the bones, joints, and teeth. Also benefits the skin and the circulatory system. Helps you become more introspective and analytical. It may make you more in tune with animals and nature, but you have to have this desire in order to open a path for this expression. When considering Ivory for yourself, you must always consider why it is important to possess it. If its spiritual value is great enough, you can proceed with the purchase and simply wrestle with the ecological ramifications (it would perhaps help to make a spiritual offering to the animal who died.) But if Ivory is only perceived as jewelry that has nice side effects or as an object of great monetary values, then it would seem wisest to forget it.

Jade:
Solid to translucent. There are two varieties of Jade, Jadeite and Nephrite. Nephrite is quite similar to Jadeite in its healing abilities, but its colors are creamier and less translucent than Jadeite; Nephrite is the more commonly found variety. Jade may come in a variety of colors, green, blue, black, violet, white, yellow and a reddish and brownish variety. Each with its own slightly different use. Green: Health, wealth, longevity stone. Ancient Chinese used also for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony. Lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification, nervous system. Androgynous. A gentle, steady energy.
While all Jade has some healing influence, each color relates more specifically to certain ailments or organs. Properties common to all colors of Jade include its ability to mellow one's existence. Helps one rid themselves of negative thoughts and energy. Strengthens the body's filtration and cleansing systems and assists in teh removal of toxins. Very beneficial to the heart in both physical and spiritual senses. It is a very protective stone and will keep its wearer out of harm's way.
Blue Jade: A peaceful and passive energy source. Helps people who meditate to relax and gain an inner serenity. A quiet teacher of patience and slow, steady progress. It is a wonderful stone to give to people who feel restricted or overcome by situations beyond their control.
Brown Jade: A stone that connects us tot he earth. A good stone to use to help settle matters of the home or to adjust to a new environment.
Green Jade: Most common. Very calming to the nervous system. The color green is representative of life or growth. Helps one channel passions in a constructive way, making expressions of love easier.
Lavender Jade: In touch with the emotions. Beneficial to people who have been hurt by love or need to discover the gentleness within themselves. Can help one learn restraint and subtlety in matters of emotional importance.
Red Jade: A passionate and active stone. Caution is advised here: it can have such a stimulating influence that the wearer becomes agitated and feels the need to express anger. It can help you extract those feelings and come to terms with them. Use Red Jade to blow off steam, to release tension.
White or Cream Jade: Helps one direct their energy to its most advantageous outlet. Helps filter out distraction and allows you to envision the best result of a given situation. Also suggested for the eyes.
Yellow and Orange Jade: Both are similar enough to be considered together. Both impart the gift of joy and happiness. They teach the interconnectedness of all beings. Help organs that process food and waste in our bodies.

Jasper:
Chalcedony qtz. Multicolored, solid. Yellow, orange, brown, green. Yellow for stomach, intestines, liver, spleen areas. earthy grounding. Green: Respiratory/Heart Chakra. General tissue regeneration; mineral assimilation; general healing. Darker colors: more grounding. Suggested to be used for elixirs because it will not over-stimulate any part of the body. Considered more effective if it is used for long periods of time because it works slowly. It is a methodical and meticulous worker. Each color of Jasper has additional specific qualities when used alone. Jasper works well in conjunction with Opals. Recommended for executives as an aid to quick thinking. Also helps them endure stress.
Brown Jasper: Helps one find stability and balance. Benefits ailments that result from environmental pollution. Boosts the immune system and assist in extracting pollutants and toxins from the body. Keep in mind that this process takes some time since Jaspers work slowly. Helps one become more ecologically aware. Well suited for use by people who wish to relive past events through regression or analysis.
Green Jasper: Especially suited to tempering aspects of your life that have taken on too great an importance. Works as a gentle daily reminder that the whole is only the result of all the parts. Works best on ailments of the upper torso, digestive tract, and the cleansing organs.
Red Jasper: Much like Bloodstone in its link to the circulatory system. Beneficial in battling diseases of the blood and detoxifying blood-rich organs like the liver. It helps bring problems to light before they are a threat.
Yellow Jasper: Beneficial to the endocrine glands and the cleansing organs. Makes one feel stronger and in better physical condition.

Jet:
A fossilized organic matter used as a healing stone. A form of petrified wood similar to coal, though much harder. Has absorbing qualities. Helps draw out negative energy. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. Helps control mood swings and fights deep depression. Recommended for stimulating psychic experience and guiding one in the quest for spiritual enlightenment. If worn, it should be set in silver.

Kundalini Quartz:
Kundalini Quartz comes from the Congo in Africa. It is a quartz crystal with a smoky quartz phantom with hematite inclusions. Kundalini can be defined as the potential energy stored in the nerve center at the base of the spine. It is also said to be an individual''s experience of the universal creative energy. These Black Phantom Quartz are called Kundalini Quartz because of their ability to raise one''s energy level from the base chakra (1st) through the crown chakra (7th) and above. The hematite grounds, the smoky quartz balances and moves primal energies in the body, and the quartz transmits and amplifies energy. Raising the Ku
Kunzite:
Spodumene with lithium. Pink, clear. Powerful, high level stone. Strengthens healers, teachers. Opens the emotional heart and spiritual heart. Unconditional lovingness, compassion. Healing abuse/loss/addictions. helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self, oneness. Reduces depression, mood swings, stress, radiation. Also Brow and Crown Chakra. Deepens altered state: psychic readings, healing...being centered emotionally and spiritually. Used extensively by the medical profession for psychiatric disorders. Good for the circulatory system and the lungs. A soothing stone that can help you adjust to the pressures of modern life.

Kyanite:
Light blue, splintery. Placed on brow, this opens 3rd eye and blue/throat Chakra. Enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness, meditation, communication. On 3rd eye; answers questions, especially in imagery. Brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts, visualization. Tranquility.

Labradorite (Spectrolite) :
Subtle green/blue/yellow/etc. metallic iridescent. Brings forth each person's strengths to share with the world. Originality. Easier, more restful sleep. Helps us relate to others. Opens energy flow to Solar plexus and Brow Chakra and whatever other centers are most in need. Still evolving along with us. Fragile, avoid salt cleansing.

Lapis Lazuli:
Solid, med. to dk. blue. In meditation, opens Brow Chakra: higher guidance, intuition, connection to higher self, overview, decisions for good of all. Organizes, quiets mind. Opens Throat/Thyroid Chakra: Self-expression, writing, creativity, dream insight, allows total awareness...Anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, autism, shyness, nervous system, depression, serenity, self-acceptance; MS, speech, hearing, pituitary, DNA, lymph, inflammation, pain (especially head), protection stone. Shelters the wearer like a shield. . Extraordinarily deep blue stone often flecked with Pyrite. Can also be mottled with white Calcite. Most is currently mined in the USSR and Afghanistan. Beneficial to the respiratory system, especially the throat and lungs, the cleansing organs, and the nervous system. A good stone for blood purification and for boosting the immune system. A powerful thought-amplifier and is helpful in aligning all the elements of the body and mind. Can increase psychic abilities and will open the third eye. Can guide you in teh direction of mental and spiritual purity. It should be worn as close to the throat as possible or at least above the diaphragm so that the energy of the wearer is drawn upward.

Larimar:
A gentle, soft, sky-blue Caribbean healer. Brings tranquility of water/sea and air to heart and mind. Soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life, changes with love. Self-
expression, patience, acceptingness, simplicity, creativity, artwork. With red spots: helps gentle people be assertive. Cools, draws out inflammation, fevers, sunburn heat. Especially helps the creativity and Throat Chakra. (shoulder, thyroid, nose). Pleasantly uplifts the heart and eases stress.

Lepidolite:
Lepidolite is a lithium-mica. It is high in lithium and was originally mined for the mineral. Solid lavender to soft pink, dull, sparkly. Calms and relaxes. Gently eases intensity of feelings, stress, mood swings, depression, manic-depression, self-criticism, anxiety, addictions, worrying. Brings hope, relief, gentleness, self-love, patience, self-forgiveness, unworried sleep, mental/emotional balance, well-being. For master gland and immune system, skin, DNA. Balances Brow Chakra with new spiritual love. Fragile; salt water cleanse may cause it to break apart.

Lodestone:
(Magnetite, Iron.) Metallic black, natural magnet. Related to (and works like) hematite for grounding, clear thinking, focus (detail work, decisions, etc.). Electromagnetically pulls toxic blocks and pain from energy meridians, pancreas, and lower glands.

Malachite:
Steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. On brow: Stimulates physical and psychic vision, concentration. For heart and solar plexus centers: Stomach, liver, kidney stones, lungs, immune system, radiation, MS, circulation. Powerful healer with azurite or chrysocolla for healing: Releases and draws out pain, inflammation, depression, anger; heals blocks. Protects well by powerfully cleaning the auric field, rapidly absorbing undesirable energies, including: computer, TV, and other radiation, etc. Place in the 4 corners of a room to cleanse carpet toxins/gases. Clean very frequently -- daily if possible! . Often variegated and is one of the basic ores of Copper. Should be used with extreme care because it can amplify negative qualities. Caution must always be used when wearing it as jewelry. However, Malachite also magnifies the positive, and so it is useful if your mood is definitely on the upswing. It should not be used in healing without careful consideration of who is doing the healing. It is useful for relaxation and neurological disorders as well as tissue regeneration. It is said to awaken healing qualities and useful in fighting mental illnesses. Said to stimulate the optic nerve, help the pancreas, spleen, parathyroid, and help dyslexia. People living near nuclear power plants should keep pieces of Malachite in their homes, since Malachite may expel plutonium. A warning: Malachite in raw form has dust particles that are highly toxic and their ingestion should be avoided.

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

Marascite:
Silver-gray metallic is an iron ore which is iron oxide (like Hematite) . Marcasite is iron sulfide. One of the most grounding of all stones (Root Chakra.) Condenses scatteredness, fuzziness into mental clarity, concentration, memory, practicality, helps study, bookkeeping, detail work, sound sleep. Confidence, will power, boldness. Egyptians used also to calm hysteria and anxiety. Yang. Helps us adjust to being physical. Spleen, blood, cleanse. Can deflect. Regroups after jet lag, stress, birth, anesthesia.

Marble:
Another common and plentiful stone generally found in the US, Italy, and Greece. Comes in shades of white, brown, yellow, red, green, gray, and black. A cleansing stone that is beneficial for the blood, skin, and cleansing systems. This mineral is used to provide both clarity and states of "suspension in both meditation and tantric activities. Provides for strength of self control and mastery of thought. It enhances the powers of serenity. Marble can provide the "good common sense" in matters of the home, heart and one's constitution. Allows for total recall of dreams as well as, provides protection, stability and structure both in the physical and emotional mind. Used very often in the fields of Naturopathy and Homeopathy for its balancing qualities. Ruin Marble provides the additional power of connecting with intellectual states of mind and knowledge.


Meteorite:
Usually solid, dull, mottled, brownish to black. Noniron varieties amplify thoughts/telepathic sending/receiving, greater awareness, some connection to extraterrestrial life. Odd/unusual energy, best used by those drawn to them. Some believe that since Meteorites are in tune with the energies of the cosmos and therefore more capable of raising our energies to a universal level. Others believe that that since they have no connection to Earth, Meteorites can in no way influence our lives. Perhaps a reasonable way to approach this stone is to try and tune into its energy on an intuitive level and decide whether or not it would play a good role in your life. (This is a good rule for all stones or gems of the Earth as well).

Microline:
See Amazonite.

Mochi Balls:
Mochi Balls are made of Iron and Sandstone. Named after a Native American tribe who live in the Moqui Desert, they would use these balls for sport, similar to Marbles. Sacred among the Shamanic members of ancient tribes, they were also used in rituals to contact extra-terrestrials, for visioning and for journeys. Needing no special care, the act as a protector when placed in ones environment. They synthesis male/female duality, liberate one's nature and help to recognize and understand the self. They realign the energy centers, relieve energy blockage, stimulate Qi energy, ground, center and protect. They have been used to treat physical instabilities in the veins, muscles, arteries, bone loss, RNA/DNA balancing, immune system and cellular renewal.

Moldavite:
Greenish to brown-green. Variety of Tektite, but twice as rare! (fell to earth). Dull outside, deep clear green inside. Powerfully expands psychicness, channeling. On Heart Chakra. Eases longing to leave earth. On pillow, brow, crown: Telepathic access to spiritual laws, info from higher regions/places to help us and Earth to be healthier and more spiritual. An intense meteorite helping people incarnating from elsewhere be more comfortable here on earth (reducing asthma, toxin sensitivity, emotional intensity, epilepsy...)(May make some too spacey; be sure to ground self after use and before driving). Fragile - Don't salt cleanse! More rare, expensive and powerful than a plain "tektite."

Moonstone:
Feldspar (contains aluminum). Translucent with white, pink, yellow, soft sheen. Honors the Goddess in all women, Dieting, Gardening, Psychic Awareness, Meditation. Soothes stress, anxiety, women's hormones/menstrual imbalance, lymph. Enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings and less overwhelmed by personal feelings. Greater flexibility and flow with life. Connects 2nd and 6th Chakra and Pineal for emotional balance, gracefulness. Helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine/yin receiving side. Especially for water signs. Used for protection against the perils of travel. Translucent, milky gemstones usually pale blue or green that are cut from Albite. Found in India and Australia. Known to be of ancient spiritual significance in their connection to the moon and the intuitive aspect of one's nature. Help cool, soothe, and calm over-reactions to emotional and personal situations. Makes one conscious of the fact that all things are part of a cycle of constant change. They open us up to the feminine and are associated with sensitivity, intuition, and clairvoyance. Beneficial for those involved in agriculture. Moonstone's effect upon the menstrual cycle is powerful. At the time of the full moon or menstruation, women should be aware of their sensitive emotional nature and remove these stones. May help all parts of the lower torso, which include digestive, cleansing and reproductive organs. It is recommended for farmers, artists, dancers and young men.

Morganite/Pink Beryl:
Related to Emerald and Aquamarine. Clear/soft pink to violet, translucent to clear. Inspires spiritual lovingness, compassion, equality, upliftment, empathy, patience. Spiritual Heart Chakra. Also heart, lungs, breathing, throat, oxygenation. One of the highest frequency stones available.

Mother of Pearl :
Beads/decor made of glossy pearly inside of pearl oyster shell. (Isn't a stone) Carries the gentle, peaceful healing energy of the sea. Relaxes, soothes emotions, sensitivity, stress.

Muscovite :
Also known as Mica- this crystal appears in sheet-like layers, scales, masses and tabular crystal. It is the reflection stone. It allows one to reflect on their past and present situations and gives one the opportunity to both acknowledge and eliminate any traits one wishes to detach from. Mica provides for clarity in visions and self-reflection. It can be used during fasting times to help reduce hunger, provide energy, relieve dehydration, bring sparkle to the eyes, sheen to the hair, as well as, help in situations of insomnia and excessive sleep as with mononucleosis. Often found as inclusion to granite.

Obsidian:
Solid/translucent black to smoky. (Incl. "Navaho/Apache Tears") Objectivity, dis-attachment, grounding. Reduces fantasy/escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, thus protective. Unusual black stone: Absorbs dark and converts to white light. Friendly. Can't be misused. Root Chakra. Brings higher Chakra light into lower ones; cleanses, uplifts. Changes fear into flexibility with change.
Snowflake: Promotes self-esteem and confidence. Clairaudience and owning our lower aspects for growth; Healthy balance.
Obsidian balls: help to see truths by initially amplifying beliefs, patterns, fears, blocking our growth.
Green: Heals broken crystals and charges them. Balances Heart Chakra. Assists in energy healing during Reiki.
Blue: Stimulates Throat Chakra, communication, helps in astral travel, Tarot reading. Helps keep away negativity and is an extremely protective stone when traveling. Helps with directional knowledge, as well, particularly for sensitive people.
Rainbow: brings light and love to one's life. Allows for the spiritual side in one's nature to be recognized. Known as the "stone of pleasure", it can bring enjoyment and gratification to one's life. It is also used for "gazing" especially in matters of love, relationship and the development of one's etheric and physical bodies.

Onyx:
Balances and grounds. Reduces sex drive. Promotes fidelity. Absorbs and flattens emotional intensity. Androgynous. Excellent for centering/aligning total person with higher powers. Banish grief, enhance self control, wise decision-making, encourages happiness/good fortune. Can be used to provide a "peek" into the future, helps one to follow the path alone, promotes personal strength, understand the reality of the moment, become the master of one's own future. Helps with disorders of soft tissue, bone marrow and the feet. Black: Root Chakra. Grounding. Green: Heart Chakra. Yellow: 3rd Seriousness, logic. Blue: 5th Chakra. Found in Italy, US, and in Mexico. The shapes or patterns that Onyx holds inside it have led some to suggest that Onyx has a picture in it that tells a story or carries a lesson. An Onyx will retain memory of the physical occurrences surrounding a person. A strong stone to use in psychometry because it tells the story of the wearer. A strength-giving stone. A good stone for athletes or people under extreme mental and emotional stress. It brings balance to mind or body as well as strength of mind. Good stone for those who are flighty by nature. A strengthening stone that can help you approach a lesson or task with greater self-
confidence. Said to be good for the teeth and bones. It is highly recommended that Onyx be used in conjunction with Pearl and Diamond.

Opal:
A silicate. Contains water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). Less inhibition, more spontaneity. Crown and Brow Chakra. Visualization, imagination, dreams, healing. Easily absorbs, stores emotions and thoughts. Fragile. Fades/cracks in sun, heat, salt, acidic foods. Moisten frequently with water or oil. Some cancel/negate other gems. (backfires if not used for good of all) May change color with high energy/intensity people.

White: Balances Left and Right. Brain. Opals are extremely sensitive and must be treated with great care. Rarely used in crystal layouts except by someone who wishes to intensify his or her emotional state. They easily diversify and scatter energy. Some literature states frankly that many who wear this stone have a fickle nature. Anytime the wearer feels uncomfortable with an Opal, the stone should be removed.

"Black"/Dk blue: One of the most potent. Although Opal was regarded as a stone of misfortune, black Opal is considered an exceptionally lucky stone. It is said that if you dream of Opals, you will receive great possessions.

Fire Opals: May stimulate passion, temper, energy. Opals, particularly Fire Opals, are good for business, though they can adversely affect the solar plexus.

Pearl:
Usually pale white or cream-colored, though darker blue, gray, and even black variations exist. In tune with women, especially pregnant women. Absorbing by nature and because of this must be used with caution. If you feel excessively negative while wearing a Pearl, it will hold that energy until it is worn again. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon layer of substance produced to combat irritation. It is very nurturing. If used properly, lessen stress and its resulting maladies: hypertension, headaches, and exhaustion. May help to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Also an assist in digestion and may reduce the chance of developing ulcers. If using Pearls in conjunction with other gemstones, consider Diamonds to amplify and purify, or Emeralds to bring negative energy out and disperse it. Recommended for occupations as varied as artists, chiropractors, and farmers. White: Symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith. Of the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, thus balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbs thoughts, emotions. For Solar plexus Chakra (digestion, stomach, immunity) and emotional stress. Low integrity or anger rebounds to user (like Opal). Cleanse frequently. Fire signs less compatible unless drawn to Pearl. May cool and soothe. Gold and Black: Also for prosperity. Pink: Works especially with the Heart Chakra. Pearls best without other gems. Divers wear for shark protection.

Peridot:
Health, Wealth, Protection. Clear bright green/green-yellow. Clears Heart Chakra, pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth, openness. Used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Incas to gently cleanse and heal the physical heart. (lungs, lymph, breast) Yellow gems also for Solar Plexus Chakra (stomach, liver, adrenal...) Helps understand relationships, other realities Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety. A visionary stone. Helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can help us visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical but of spiritual continuation as well. However, if you are confused or fearful, Peridot should be used in a limited way. It releases toxins and brings them to the surface, thus neutralizing them. Helps with mental cleansing by highlighting problems. The stomach and other digestive tract organs may benefit from Peridot. Stimulates tissue regeneration.

Petalite:
Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called the ""stone of the Angels "" and will help one connect with one's guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one's yin/yang qualities as well as one's mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one's ability to feel energy in stones.

Petrified Wood:
Sympathetic to the maladies of the skin, muscle tissue, and circulatory system. Usually comes in shades of brown but can also have stripes of black or gray in it. Found worldwide. Athletes are well-advised to carry Petrified Wood with them and use it in healing layouts. Benefits people with arterial sclerosis, arthritis, rheumatism, senility, and blood clots. Can help us to investigate past-life experiences. Makes the user more aware of nature.

Phenacite:
(Phenakite) Milky white to clear crystal. A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Clearer stones intensely opens 3rd eye, Crown and Transpersonal Chakra as a white light channel. Clairvoyance/spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other stones. It is a powerful stone for clearing and activating the chakras, in particular, the Third Eye and Crown chakras. It helps one to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of one's inner structures, the chakras in particular. Phenacite in general can be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one. It can also alleviate despair and fear of change, and lead one to live in love. Russian phenacite in particular raises group and environmental energies. Some pieces also contain Seraphinite, which is an excellent stone for healing and bringing positive change to one's life. It may also help one to contact Angels.

Platinum:
A silvery gray metal found in North America, Brazil, and Germany. An expensive and rare metal, used by medical science as a replacement for bone, since it is in harmony with the body and will not react chemically with it. Generally considered beneficial for people who experience excess in their lives. Slows things down and allows you to take greater control. Helps keep hormonal and chemical levels balanced, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, and may make the heart and circulatory system more efficient.

Prehnite:
Dreaming and Remembering. Brings new friends. Utilized for meditation. Enhances the ability to make contact with unseen entities. Multiplies/increases energy and strengthens ones protective fields. Considered the stone for dreaming/remembering. Increases ability for prophesy. Allows inner knowing. Powerful stone, not to be taken lightly. Increases accuracy with predictions.

Pyrite/Fool's Gold:
(with iron) One of the most grounding stones in use today. Conducting, Energizing, Increases Wealth. Used for focus, practicality, logic, memory, clearing fuzzy thinking/scatteredness etc. like Hematite. Helps Yellow Chakra: Stomach, intestines, ulcers; sulfur and mineral assimilation, circulation, body acidity imbalances, depression, illusions/lack of clarity about situations/people. Great for grounding spiciness after meditation/psychic readings. Represents Sun's golden energy. A mineralized crystal that forms in clusters of metallic-like cubes. Color varies from a bright gold or brass to shades of copper or green. Found in most of North America as well as in Chile and Peru. "Fool's Gold". Beneficial to the respiratory and circulatory systems. Connected to the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. Helps the skin protect itself from the elements, and also aids the digestive tract, lessening irritation by ingested toxins. The most important gift of Pyrite, though, is its ability to aid mental capacity. Helps to balance creative and intuitive impulses with scientific and practical ones. communication skills can also improve with the help of Pyrite, which eases anxiety and frustration. Strongly suggested for people who tackle large conceptual ideas in business, the arts, or education. Effective in attracting money to its owner. The stimulation of the mind can be enhanced by using Pyrite in conjunction with Fluorite and Calcite.

Quartz: "Rock Crystal"
Encompasses a large family of stones and crystals, all of which are made up primarily of silicon dioxide, one of the most common and most important substances in the world. Crystals of pure Quartz, generally six-sided, can be found in all shades and colors. Quartz crystals grow singularly or in groups and take on different shapes according to the temperature at the time of their formation. Quartz crystals can also contain other minerals "frozen" within, as in Rutilated Quartz.
Quartz can be formed of microscopic crystals and take on entirely different appearances and qualities. Other members of the Quartz family include Chalcedony, Agate, Jasper, Carnelian, Onyx, and Sardonyx. These are treated separately because their healing qualities are very different from crystal Quartz.
Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse, store info/energy in, program or amplify energy and healing with. Can both draw and send energy. Powerful clear ones open Brow, Crown, and Transpersonal Chakra for meditation, sending/receiving guidance. Stimulates natural crystals in body tissues and fluids to resonate at new healing frequency. See also many other stone forms of quartz. (Amethyst, Tiger's Eye...)
Yin or Androgynous. Works with all chakras and master gland. Works with ALL Chakras and master gland for balancing, cleansing and healing. Used to amplify both body energy and thought. Natural tendency for Quartz is for harmony and is considered the "stone of power". Quartz can be used to facilitate both speaking and receiving information from the spiritual world, masters, teachers and healers. Stimulates positive thought and healing.
Clear Quartz: is thought to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thinking, meditation, cleansing, clearing the aura, spiritual development and healing. Clear Quartz is considered the "stone of power". A dedicated healer. Pure white light passes through it easily, leaving all the colors of the spectrum unaltered and giving substance to the argument that Clear Quartz crystals can help balance all the elements needed to make us whole and fulfilled. Amplify whatever influences are present in an individual or location. Acts as a purifier and tunes into the frequency of each individual. Will unblock specific areas or organs blocked from transmitting or receiving the flow of energy throughout the body. Helpful in guiding our search for the meaning and importance of existence. Aids in meditation. Can be used in conjunction with any other stone or gem for specific physical problems. It will amplify the effects of individual stones and attune the treatment to the energy of an individual person.
Blue (Or gray/lavender):A fairly rare stone, is found the US and Brazil. Varies in color from pale blue to lavender or gray. Beneficial effects for the upper torso and related organs. Helps purify the bloodstream and heighten the body's immunity to disease. Helps you discover or increase your understanding of your spiritual nature. Has a calming effect upon the mind and stimulates hope. A good healing stone for linking heart with Throat and Brow Chakra to expand self expression and creativity, plus refining communication skill to new levels. Eases throat tension. Immune system, thyroid, iodine and B Vitamin use. Some say shining light through Blue Quartz can help reduce need for glasses. Still evolving. Yin.
Window Crystals and Other Esoteric Variations: Even though each crystal has the basic six-
sided crystal shape and may be terminated, there is an additional flat plane, usually diamond-shaped, that give a view of the inner chamber of the crystal. It teaches the importance of looking within ourselves, even if the view into our own soul is clouded and imperfect.
Dendritic Quartz is another variation that, much like Moss Agate, has pictures on its surface. These shapes often resemble plants or animals. Elestial crystals are crystals that generally have fewer side planes and blunt ends. These crystals are young and usually much smaller than most other Quartz crystals.
Phantom crystals are crystals that at one point finished their growth cycle, then began growing again later. When looking inside these crystals, you can see a striation that indicates where the original tip was. For someone drawn to this type of stone, a need for growth is indicated.
Single and Double-Terminated Clear Quartz: Single-terminated Clear Quartz crystals are six-
sided with a flat bottom and point at the top. These crystals teach us to focus energy on a concentrated point. Especially useful for people who have a specific area or organ in the body that needs lots of attention. For mental states, it will help you to focus on the best path to travel in breaking old habits or establishing new ones. Double-terminated Clear Quartz crystals are a special occurrence in nature. Most terminated crystals grow out of rock, often in clusters with other crystals. Double-terminated Clear Quartz crystals grow in clay or other soft materials. It has a point on both ends. They can draw energy as well as direct it. The center of the crystal works like a neutralizing chamber. One of the points draws negative energy inside, where it is transformed and purified. The energy then passes out of the crystal through both points. It shows us that most efficient energy comes from our own center.
Purple Quartz: This stone should not be confused with Amethyst. It has a dark violet color and may have inclusions or clouding within it. Beneficial to the cleansing organs. Capable of stimulating thoughts and helping you learn to contemplate and analyze data.

Rose Quartz:
Translucent to clear Pink. Love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love, emotional balance. Soft. Gently soothes and warms heart center. Emotional healing, loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence, resentment, anger. Slowly eases childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love, low self-esteem. Cleanse and recharge often. Especially if fades. Aligns mental, emotional, and astral bodies. Deeply in tune with emotional states. Found in the US, Brazil, and Japan. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. A soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things. Advantageous for the heart and circulatory systems. Also helps the cleansing organs. The reproductive organs may become healthier. Said to help increase fertility. Recommended for artists, acupuncturists, lecturers, and those suffering from low self-esteem.

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

Smoky Quartz:
Helps to overcome Depression, Nightmares, Stress. Smoky, root beer, or chocolate-colored clear crystals. The clearest, most intense ones powerfully open the Crown Chakra drawing light down the Root Chakra, inducing Alpha/deep meditation for channeling/higher guidance, deep relaxation, lovingness. Ancient use also to stimulate meridians, kundalini, and correct fertility/PMS/reproductive imbalance. Stores info well. Alleviates fear, anxiety, depression, emotional Dense, dull, solid/semisolid black/brown, less attractive. Very grounding, opposite of other smokies. May feel dense, heavy, nonconductive Many were irradiated to turn them this flat, dark color with white edge of base. If so, they're not useful for conducting light/healing, thus less useful for wearing or healing. This medium-to-dark brown crystal found in the US, Brazil, and Scotland. A word of warning is in order regarding choosing Smoky Quartz crystals. Its dark color is caused by impurities, usually carbon, iron, or titanium. But the color of some Smoky Quartz is caused by the effects of minute amounts of decaying radium, within the crystal itself. Because of the presence of this natural low-
grade radiation, Smoky Quartz is good for people with radiation-related illness or those in chemotherapy. It is best to avoid the heavily irradiated crystals. Most gemstone and crystal stores do not sell them, and most gem experts advise against using them in layouts. Natural Smoky Quartz crystals, like other brown stones, are closely in tune with the anchoring energy of the earth. Often sued for ailments of the lower torso. The reproductive organs, muscle tissue, heart, and nervous system all profit. Heightens your understanding of nature and concern for the environment.

Rhodochrosite:
Solid to clear pink. Gentle, yet probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially for giving/receiving love. "Stone of Love and Balance". Also for loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse, incest...Helps self-
forgiveness, deservingness and trust issues, spiritual-and self-love, desire to live, purpose. Best worn 24 hrs. a day. Electromagnetic. Stronger than Rose Qtz. Solar plexus, stomach (anxiety), food addictions, anorexia, asthma, eyesight (especially emotional not-seeing, to avoid pain). thymus. Open the hand healing Chakras. Specialized uses to detox/heal blood, liver, cancer. Works in the bathtub to de-stress the body. A fairly recent discovery in the mineral kingdom. Comes in shades of orange and pink. Has stripes of various width in shades of white. Most comes from the US or USSR. A very beneficial stone for those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Helps you filter out the irritants that trigger respiratory difficulty. Also purifies the circulatory system and the cleansing organs, especially the kidneys. Helps you alleviate irrational fears and paranoia. Will enhance the dream state. Suggested to be used in conjunction with Malachite or Copper.

Rhodonite:
Pink, black inclusions. Helps with confusion, Focus, Peace and Love. "Stone of Love". Works with Heart Chakra; helps us express confidence and lovingness on physical plane in day-to-
day ways. Calms and feeds the soul through the heart; love and service. Soothes nightmares. Stress, heartache, loss, etc. Ancient use also: Speech/hearing problems/growth, fear, illness (emphysema, asthma...) Strengthens mantras, chanting, affirmations, singing, toning. Use for trauma, confusion, and confidence. Very beneficial upon the growth of bones and the hearing system.

Rubellite/Red Tourmaline:
see "Red Tourmaline"

Ruby:
Red Corundum. Contains chromium (blood sugar balance). Wealth, Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms, energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra), love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Attempted use for pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots, blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. Stimulates circulation, menses, pituitary healing the earth. This gemstone must be carefully scrutinized before choosing it for healing purposes. Classic stone is usually a deep, brilliant red, but can be found shades of pink or lavender. Found in the US, India, and Sri Lanka. A powerful stone whose stimulating energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or negativity to the surface quickly. Should be used with a knowledge of how to gain from the experience. Otherwise you are likely to be overcome by the passion it stirs up. Can also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love, including love of ourselves. Benefits the heart and circulatory system, and can assist in the filtration and detoxification of the body. Also suggested for the eyes. Stimulates motivation and visualization.

Rutile:
See Quartz - Rutilated.

Sapphire:
Corundum. Blue, green, pink, purple, clear. Related to Ruby. Blue: Communication, insight, intuition, clairaudience, inspiration, spiritual prayer/devotion, peacefulness. Pituitary and Thyroid. Detoxing skin, body. Antidepressant. Cools, contracts, soothes, thus reducing inflammation, fevers, nosebleeds. Hearing problems, TB, burns, etc. Nervous system (& Epilepsy) and meridians. Strongest if next to skin. Especially Throat Chakra. Also: wisdom, will, centering, cheerfulness, luck. Reduces radiation effects, anxiety, procrastination. Some effects subtle. Black: more grounding. Protection. May strengthen by posing challenges to overcome. Found in the US, Australia, and India. Lessens tension and aligns the mental, physical, and spiritual planes. Can be an important stone for people with spiritual confusion or depression, those involved in situations out of their control, and anyone with concentration problems. Black Sapphires are the most protective of all Sapphire colors.
Star Sapphire: Similar to the Blue Sapphire, differs in that it has an aqueous inclusion in its makeup that creates a refracted five-pointed star on the stone's surface. This star is a focus point in the gem. Recommended for people who wish to awaken or heighten their psychic abilities. Works as a relaxing agent during times of extreme physical exertion. Healers of the spirit and and body are often drawn to this stone.

Sard:
A porous brick-red stone. Found in the US and India. Not generally considered to be a strong healer, though it does possess limited properties similar to Carnelians. Suggested for open wounds and conditions of the blood. Can be beneficial to the cleansing organs and in strengthening to the mind.

Sardonyx:
A layered combination of Sard and Onyx. Can include shades of red, brown, black or white. Found in Brazil and India. Best known for its effect upon the bones and lungs. Recommends its use for depression and in matters of love. Take care to consider the color combination of the stone. Red stimulates, brown is grounding, black is absorbing, and white is purifying. The colors do not cancel each other out. They do, however, buffer each other and maintain a median balance that allows you to affect change. Recommended for explorers, those engaged in combat, and executives.

Selenite:
A Gypsum. White/clear striated crystals. Has been used to work against cancer and is known to stabilize epileptic disorders. Mental focus, growth, luck, immunity, kundalini. Centuries-old record-keepers of events/information. Smoothes emotions. Holding crystal, visualize it bringing white light/energy (higher ideas/consciousness) from transpersonal point above head down through body, out through feet into earth/physical plane. Place on 3rd eye for stored info. May help physical and emotional letting go. Repro; spine and nerve system, emotional and athletic flexibility. Sends healing to the earth. Expands sensitivity, field of awareness. Desert Rose: rose-like flower buds. Known to help new moms increase breast milk.

Silica: "Gem Silica"
The highest, purest form of gem quality Chrysocolla. One of the highest evolved blue-green stones. (Also see: Chrysocolla.)

Silver:
Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Works on mind/emotions to see overview, emotional balance, patience. Like the moon's energy, it has gentle, cool, smoothing effect. Thus it reduces inflammation, fever, nervous system stress. Best with the gentler, cooler-colored gems. Works with pituitary and upper energy centers. Generally Yin. Wear the metal that you feel attracted to. Works best as a communicator. Should be worn only when it feels right. Benefits the circulation and detoxifies the blood. Helps the body recognize imbalances or high levels of hormone and chemicals more readily, enabling them to be naturally corrected. Helps the lungs and throat and reduces irritation by pollutants and other impurities in the air. Improves the transmission of nerve impulses. Aids those with degenerative brain disease, poor memory, irrational fears, and emotional imbalance. Also aids in verbal and representational communication. Helps balance the functions of both sides of the brain. Can be worn as a belt buckle to improve fertility. Can help resolve sexual problems that result from dysfunction or impotence. Mental activity is clarified. An increase in your ability to approach intellectual problems. Also known to lessen anxiety over problem-solving. Suggested use in conjunction with Agate, Jet, Moonstone, and Turquoise. Silver Settings: Silver is ruled by the Moon a feminine planet, and therefore imparts a softened less assertive emotional energy to crystals & minerals that are mounted in it.

Smithsonite:
Light blue, pink, or lavender fuzzy bubbles. Harmonizes and aligns Heart, Throat, and Brow Chakra for smoother communications, leadership, perceptiveness and depth in relationships, and expansion into new areas. Meditation clarity, and receptiveness. Insight via dreams, dream recall. Versatile; Historically works well in many areas, especially Throat Chakra, nose, lymph, immunity; tissue elasticity. Chakra corresponds with stone color. Suggested for security and a balanced life. Also helps you deal with difficult relationships.

Sodalite:
Healing, Meditation, Wisdom. General communication and writing stone. Logic, ideas, truth. Balances body energy levels via thyroid, pituitary, lymph, and other glands. Helps Throat Chakra, insomnia, neck, mouth, hearing, blood sugar, etc. Cooling and drawing for infections, burns, sinus inflammations, high blood pressure, etc. Still evolving. This blue stone found in North America as well as in Brazil and France. Can strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself. Helps you be more objective and less critical about ways of dealing with existence. Suggested for balancing the metabolism. Beneficial for the cleansing organs and can boost the immune system. Effective in combating the effects of natural and artificial radiation and is recommended for those who work around X-ray equipment or are involved with radioactive material.

Spectrolite:
See: Labradorite

Spinel:
Blue, green. Calms alleviates stress, depression. mental rejuvenation. Most commonly used to aid in de-tox (together with fasting, enemas, and alcohol/chemical detox of blood and organs, including skin). Red: Also for strength, kundalini. . Found in the US, USSR, Sri Lanka, Italy, and Germany. Encourages moderation of all excesses and aids in the detoxification of both the blood and the mind. Helps lessen anxieties. Benefits the skin. Said to be an aid in fasting.

Star Ruby:
known as the "star of purity", "star fire" or "ruby crystal" is said to promote dreaming and tends to stimulate connection between the self and your spirit guides. Used as a rod-like conductor, it provides the pathway from the user to the electrical and magnetic forces. It assists in purifying, and correcting disoriented energy which leads to atrophy. It helps to align the auric and physical bodies as one. It is an excellent stone for releasing blocks which keep you from a spiritual path.

Staurolite: "Fairy Cross"
Brown/grey, crosslike extrusions. Represents four elements and joining of spirit with earth/matter. Spirituality, compassion, allowingness, dis-attachment; Focus centered on the Here and Now. This beautiful and rare stone crystallizes in the form of flat and short prismatic crystals with cruciform crossing. This mineral is a talisman of good luck! Historically, this stone is said to be formed from the tears of fairies when they were brought the news of the death of Christ. This stone is said to provide a connection between the physical, astral and extra-terrestrial planes. It can provide an overpowering "release" in stressful situations and provides support, initiation and incentive in dealing with detrimental habits.

Stichtite:
Stichtite is usually found as a deposit on another mineral, for instance, serpentine. It is rarely found in veins from which half inch or inch thick pieces of the pure mineral can be taken. Stichtite is formed when continental plates collide. It brings one higher awareness of one's emotions. In the home, it creates a tranquil environment, and can be useful in adapting children's behavior so that it is more acceptable. It also encourages one to be true to one's word, to keep an open mind, and to treat all ( including oneself ) with gentleness. Stichtite eases the passage of Kundalini energy through the Heart chakra.

Stilbite:
Pale pink/gray/white. Pink is especially helpful with loving, creative energy, acceptingness, allowingness, letting go, manifesting May vivify/heighten physical senses, esp. taste. Detoxifies. Gentle self-expression.

Sugilite: "Lavulite/Royal Azele"
Solid, violet pink to purple. Psychism. Gets you in touch with your Spiritual Guides. Important healer's stone used to gently draw out pain (headaches too), inflammation, stress, dis-ease, toxins, emotional blocks. Protects; Absorbs and dissolves anger, hurt, unwanted energies. Is placed on Brow to alleviate depression/despair, stress. Brings spirit/light into physical body and heart for healing. Balances adrenal, pineal, pituitary, Lt/Rt brain. Peace of mind, well being, spiritual love. Androgynous.

Sulphur:
Protection, Willpower, Healing Energy. Solid/clear yellow. Rejuvenating, especially if one does a great deal of thinking/mental wk and little physical exercise. Mental clarity, focus, analysis, understanding, willpower, discipline, confidence. Used in Egypt and modern hot springs/baths for arthritis, pain, rheumatism, swelling, lymph, cysts, hemorrhoids. Traditionally very healing for wounds, cleansing and healing skin, sinus, pancreas, liver, syphilis, appendix, indigestion, insomnia, depression; Strengthens endocrine glands. Found in garlic, mustard, chives, onions, horseradish, etc. Repels garden bugs.


Sunstone:
Honors the God, energizes and empowers one's self. Aventurine feldspar with gold-orange metallic sheen. Warms the heart and lifts/rejuvenates the spirit. Protection, life force, grounding.

Tanzanite:
Rare, Clear, blue-purple-violate Zoisite crystal. (Use clear ones for healing meditation.) Placed on brow, it powerfully opens brow plus Crown centers for clairaudience, visions, spiritual connectedness, protection, manifesting. Helps expand our physical and mental seeing, hearing, hair, skin. It was first discovered in Tanzania, which is how it got its name. This stone stimulates both the Throat chakra and the Third Eye chakra, and bring together all aspects of communication and psychic power. Tanzanite is a ""stone of magic"" that facilitates spiritual awareness and stimulates insight. It is also said to relieve depression. Tanzanite is known to both dispel and transmute negativity.

Tiger's Eye:
Chalcedony Quartz Cat's Eye. Yellow-gold. Money, Protection, Courage, Luck Confidence, Willpower, Clear Thinking (and thus speaking), personal power in life. Yellow/Solar Plexus Chakra. Works on Mental plane: amplifies thinking and manifesting what you think about (careful)! will. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, so centered, less emotional. Digestion, stomach, anxiety, ulcers, bones. Rub with essential oil on Front. bottom for blood detox. Use with malachite or pearl for mental/emotional balance, understanding. Helps change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality, logic. Yang. Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus.
Red: Strengthens your body force. Green or Blue: See Hawk's Eye.

Topaz:
The stone of "true love and success in all endeavors". It can be used to manifest health and correct disorders within the body. They promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. They open and heal the hearts of those who have closed them while also protecting the open-hearted from too much pain. Instrumental in visualizations for healing and attracting in meditation and projection. Helps one to creatively change personal world, enhance awareness, expansiveness and manifestation.
Most common Topaz has a radiant yellow color, but can also be found in shades of green, blue, and brown. Mined in the US, Mexico, Brazil, and Sri Lanka. Sends out positive energy to all who need it. For those in crisis or in need of motivation. Recharges and increases the user's energy level. Benefits those who are problem solvers, such as those involved with the arts or science. An excellent stone for relaxation and comfort. Calms the nervous system and lessens tension. Also benefits the blood. Sheds light on the path to your goals. Those in tune with Topaz's positive energy will feel limitless and philanthropic. They will experience an increase in their personal abilities.
Golden or pink/"Champagne" Crystal. Golden: The most powerful, electromagnetic of yellow/solar plexus gems. A strong, steady, high level gem for mental clarity, focus, perceptivity, high level concepts, confidence, personal power, stamina. Helps mood swings, insomnia, worries, fears, depression, exhaustion, nervous system stress, stomach anxiety. Also works somewhat with the Crown Chakra. Liver/pancreas detoxification, blood sugar balance, tissue and backbone strengthener (physically and emotionally). Radiates warmth, sun/light energy, protection. Excellent for water signs, teachers, excess work stress, manifesting, higher-self connection. Brings emotions and thinking into balance.
Pink and Champagne: Works also especially with the heart for love, spiritual compassion.
Blue: Alignment with our higher self, creative expression, writing, focus on your path. An empathetic stone. Gives out its warm glow quite readily.

Tourmaline:
A powerful, electromagnetic, striated gem. Strengthens body and spirit (and meridians), transmutes lower frequency thought/energy to a higher frequency of light and brings light/spirit into the physical. Radiates light protection for wearer. Clears higher frequency, effectiveness. Especially for nervous system; blood/lymph toxins.
Black:
Does not absorb negative energy. It repels it. It is suggested to carry this stone when you feel surrounded by negativity. A valuable stone for crises and for periods of extreme stress. Helps you defend against debilitating diseases. Strongly suggested for persons with weakened immune systems. Sometimes found embedded in
Clear Quartz (see Tourmalinated Quartz)
Cat's Eye Tourmaline: Little information exists. It is suggested that it is a lesser healer because of its inclusions. Further suggested that derived benefits take place over a long period of time. Use this stone only if you are very drawn to it.
Clear Tourmaline: Has many of the qualities of the other Tourmalines but in a more low-key manner. Beneficial for the immune system and for detoxification of the entire body. Suggested it is for the eyes and for nervous disorders such as epilepsy.
Brown Tourmaline: (Dravite) is said to bring a realization of the ""God-within"". It protects one from the effects of bad karma, and is very gentle for use in grounding. Dravite balances the chakras, cleanses the aura, and brings a warm sense of Earth and peace to the Higher Self. It also is used to treat intestinal tract disorders.
Opalized Tourmaline: Almost the reverse of Cat's Eye Tourmaline. The inclusion, resulting from water, heightens the effects of the stone. The additional refraction of light helps intensify the healing energy, accelerating its benefits. It is rare. A valuable addition to one's collection of healing stones. Force field, Protection Stone. Powerfully deflects/shields against unwanted or dark energies, especially for sensitive people. Grounds spiritual/light energy into Root Chakra, for centeredness amid chaos. Neutralizes fears, resentment, neurosis, obsessions, intestinal or spine energy blocks, toxins, constipation. Place at feet, knees, or base of spine for groundedness during/after healing. Radiation protection.
Blue Tourmaline (Indocolite): Same basic qualities as Green, Red, or Watermelon Tourmaline. Especially benefits the upper torso, the pulmonary system, and the immune system. Some believe it has a religious nature and that its purpose is to teach spiritual oneness.
Green Tourmaline: A healing stone that some gem healers consider the strongest of all green stones. Helps achieve balance in all areas. Extremely beneficial for the nervous system, brain, and immunological system. Stimulates creativity and communication. Helps you recognize and avoid negative energies before they become damaging. Recommended for people who wish to better understand their own spirituality. Business, Success. Taking heart, will to live, life-force, prosperity, compassion. Energizes Central Nervous System (for neuralgia, migraine, burns, etc.) Opens/heals physical and emotional Heart Chakra. Lungs, asthma. Cleanses meridians and blocks, stimulates new growth, rejuvenates heart, lymph, immune system. Thymus and entire body health. Yang.

Pink:Emotional and spiritual love, healing loss, emotional pain, fear, self-gentleness (especially with severe illness like cancer, emphysema). Best in combination with counseling. Most powerful together with Kunzite or Rhodocrosite. Self-love, compassion, release of old hurt. Trust. See Rubellite.
Red (Rubellite): Strengthens, grounds/rejuvenates, warms. Unites heart and body for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina, steadiness. High Lithium content (thus pink/red color) brings emotional balance, lovingness, devotion in a down-to-earth way. Balances body's electrochemistry. Heart and Root Chakra. Helps detach from personal pain. Releases reproductive, blocks; stimulates fertility. Used to strengthen and detox blood and immune system and to ease radiation effects. Yang.
Watermelon: (Red/pink and green) Draws Love. Brings together compassion, passion, depth of heart with life-force and groundedness (red). Emotional and spiritual love (light pink) expressed in the physical heart (Green) Excels for immune system and life-threatening illnesses. Balances metabolism, endocrine system; harmonizing. Empowers other tourmalines. Yin/yang balance.
Tourmalinated Quartz: It provides an energy or " solving atmosphere". Used to actualize an innate strength in the body. It helps eliminating "crystalized " patterns in the body which have been destructive in a physical and mental manner in one's life. It also helps in adjusting imbalances throughout the body.

Turquoise:
Lt blue/blue-green. A good general healer for all illnesses and excellent conductor (high copper). Speech enhancer, Friendship, Communication, Healing. This gentle, cool, soothing stone is a Native American classic. It opens the Throat Chakra, for open communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding, upliftment; Opens the Heart Chakra for giving/receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual love for healing, help. On brow: Psychic connection to great spirit. Strengthens and aligns all meridians, chakras, and energy fields. Like amethyst, it protects and detoxes from alcohol, poison, pollution, x-ray/sun radiation. Ancient absorber of "negativity"; protection from "evil eye." Brings wisdom. Helps anorexia, headache, fear, etc. Throat, lungs, asthma, infections, teeth, TMJ, hearing, high blood pressure, creativity block, depression. Dull, paler, weaker. Works well with Chrysocolla, best with Silver. Used for healing on every continent! Androgynous, balances yin/yang. Fades in sunlight, sweat, oil, dishwater...Avoid bleach/chlorine! Found in the US, France, and Tibet. Truly reflects the individual carrying or holding it. Tunes into the energies of the person and transmits them back into the world. Can also help you get more in tune with others. A popular stone with creative problem solvers. Meant for those who wish to communicate. Beneficial for the entire body. Has special applications for the respiratory and immune systems. If you are sick, Turquoise helps to put you at peace. Recommended for healers, those involved in negotiations, optometrists, veterinarians, and those who must rely on communications skills to get complex ideas across.

Ulexite: "TV Stone"
White/Translucent. Insight into self and others; seeing solutions to difficulties. Somewhat 3rd eye opening. Some find it helpful for amplifying dreams, imagination, imagery, fantasy states for creativity (not recommended if addictive or escapism tendency). May fall apart if soaked in water.

Variscite:
Solid cool, pale green. eases depression, fear, worry, anxiety, impatience, stress of a hectic/pressured day by bringing calm and stillness to even the most busy/talkative mind, thus a good meditation stone. Works on astral and etheric level for healing via the nervous system (Central Nervous System) and at DNA level. Centers the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakra; also slightly helpful for intuition center. Skin and blood vessel elasticity, impotence/male reproductive healing.

Unakite:
We often think of the emotions as originating and residing in the heart, and Unakite can soothe Heart Chakra issue, but another place where they live, often imprisoned, is in the solar plexus. As young children, discouraged away from the full expression of our emotions, we learn that shallow breathing helps us not to feel as much. The repression of feeling can become automatic, and life, while perhaps less painful, also has less joy. Unakite can be very helpful in the steady release of feelings long held in. An opaque coral and olive-green stone (two colors associated with the solar plexus), it consists of three minerals: feldspar, epidote, and quartz. When one is supported by deepened self-esteem and self-awareness, it is easier to allow old feelings to arise so that they may be released. Unakite lends another element to self-awareness. In working with this stone people have noticed that they were able to go deeper than the physical symptoms of an illness and understanding the mental and emotional sources for it. It is also believed to help release conditions which have been inhibiting personal growth.

Worry/Stress Stones:
This is not one particular kind of stone, but usually any crystal that is sliced into a thin piece and often have a groove carved into the stone for the thumb. Worry stones are great to use in a stressful situation. You simply rub the flat stone with thumb and forefinger. It is said that the stone will absorb the stress from your body the more you gently rub the stone. Stones that are easily cut, such as agate, onyx, and quartz, make great Worry stones.

Wulfenite:
Translucent yellow to red, mostly orange crystal. Invigorates and harmonizes emotions, passion, appetite. Warms and grounds. Helps us get in touch with feelings. Used for healing and warming reproductive (especially women's). Spleen and yellow chakras, and digestion/nutrition assimilation. Cleanses and uplifts emotions, muddiness, stuckness or imbalance in spleen

Zircon:
All colors. Clear, colorless, natural form: Works with the Crown Chakra and transpersonal point (and pituitary and pineal) for Universal Truth, intuition, durability, steadiness, integrity and connection with "All That Is." Eases depression, insomnia. Also historical poison detoxifier. Man-made (cubic Zirconia or "CZ") is not nearly as strong/effective as natural. "Pink Ice" is pink CZ.

Zoisite:
Green with red streaks of ruby. For trust in the universe, releasing fears. Strengthens heart, energy/adrenals and reproductive Chakra. General health.