DESIGNS BY NATURE

METAPHYSICAL

GUIDE TO STONES

 

AGATE

There are many forms of Agate. It is actually a form of quartz and chalcedony. Grounding. It has been used for thousands of years to treat various diseases, brings strength, and as beautiful jewelry. Courage, symbolizes third eye, gives a spiritual love of truth, banishes fears, hardens tender gums.

 

Blue Lace Agate - Self-love and feeling comfortable with oneself; patience and peace.

 

Botswana Agate - Eases depression and lethargy, enabling one to experience joy and inner peace. Balances emotions, Protects against overexposure to x-rays. Good for lungs and skin.

 

Brazilian Agate - For strength, courage and security. Especially protects children.

 

Carnelian Agate - Energizes, motivates and stimulates personal power. Good directional aid that increases courage and gets energy flowing.

 

Moss Agate - Healing stone that increases longevity by relieving tension, anger, bitterness, depression. Improves circulation and elimination's of unnecessary proteins and viruses in the system. Good for allergies, diabetes, kidney or liver disorders, sinus problems and anorexia nervosa. Heightens self-esteem. Balances the emotions. Aids the acquisition of abundance. Facilitates one's alignment with the energies of the plant and mineral kingdoms.

 

Picture Agate - Gaze into for meditation.

 

Turretella Agate - Helps with past life recall and grounding.

 

ALEXANDRITE - Inner and outer regeneration, works on the crown chakra, brings general good fortune. For healing, centering, self esteem. Opens to higher self.

 

AMBER

Electromagnetic. Opens Solar plexus chakra for mental clarity, moods balance and confidence. Bright soothing energy that calms nerves, enlivens disposition and facilitates healing. Transmutes negative energy. Amber protects the wearer against the perils of war and also is a good luck charm. Stimulates intellect. Aids in the art of manifestation. Stone of prahna (breath) and etheric power. Great for sinus problems or those exhibiting memory loss. Grounds and stabilizes, healing agent, acts as a filter, radiates light and heat. Protects from radiation. Amber is representative of the 10th wedding anniversary and of matrimony. It is an alternative birthstone for November. Amber is probably the earliest gem stone to be worn as jewelry. Ancient Greeks worshipped it and included it in their mythology.

 

AMETHYST

Enhances mental clarity, intuition, improves memory, will power and meditation. Reduces mental tension. Induces pleasant healing dreams, and encourages transformation and breaking of bad habits. Guards against intoxication and over indulgence. Aids in sobriety. Provides a clear connection between the physical plane and other dimensions. A peaceful energy for entering and maintaining a meditative state. Protects against psychic attacks. Activates the crown chakra.

 

ANGELITE

Psychic connection to oneness with universe, angelic realm and spiritual guidance. Heightened sensory awareness. Seeing paths to surmound challenges.

 

APATITE

Strengthens bones, kidneys and muscle tissue. Motor skills improve. Clears confusion in the mental stratas. Self-expression, teaching.

 

APOPHYLLITE

Very powerful for deep, peaceful stillness, meditation, dream recall. Clairvoyance, out of body travel. Channels for higher self and angelic realm contact.

 

AQUA AURA - These crystals of quartz are coated with gold and carry the properties of each. It also stimulates the throat chakra and encourages opening to channel and has been used to activate the energy of other minerals for healing. It has also been used to cleanse and to smooth the aura, to activate all chakras and to release negativity from ones emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies.

 

AQUAMARINE

Gives one direction in life and spiritual visions, lifts one's spirit. Keeps you calm, cool and collected. Reduces fluid retention, eases cough, calms the nerves. Ability to express one's self better. Brings inspiration.

 

AVENTURINE

Improves creativity and perception. Alleviates anxiety and hidden fears. Lucky stone for gamblers. Opportunity stone. Courage in social and group situations. Draws out heat of fevers, inflammation and nervous system stress.

 

AZURITE

Jewel of wisdom. Revitalizes damaged tissue. Motivates higher thinking by surfacing subconscious thought patterns to be examined by the conscious awareness. Brings deeper understanding of life. High copper content stimulates the thyroid, sinus, skin cleansing. Reduces depression, anger, abnormal cell growth.

 

BLOODSTONE

Electromagnetic. Helps heal wounds, eases mind, develops courage. Removes obstacles. Prevents injury. Ancient Egypt and Atlantis used to clam, ground and revitalize. Use for menstrual cramps, anemia, bloodclots.

 

CARNELIAN - Gives feeling of well-being, recycles past-life experiences, speeds up law of karma. Confidence, boldness, initiative and assertiveness.

 

CELESTITE - Communication with cosmic beings and beings of light. Gentle, soothes nerves and stress. Quiets the mind.

 

CHAROITE - Opens heart, inspiration, service, seeing clearly. Faster healing. Assists in opening oneself to life's purpose and in finding the courage to take our highest path. It also can be a catalyst for discovering our deepest fears and allowing us to heal and release them. It is sometimes used to enhance past-life recall. The black and white swirls help to ground what we learn with the purple ray vibration. Charoite can be stimulating to the third eye and crown chakras. Channeled information suggests that it can be used in children's rooms to prevent bad dreams and that it is a protective transmuter of negative energies.

 

CHRYSOPRASE - Tranquilizer. Uplifts heart center. Greater flexibility, wisdom, generosity, self-confidence.

 

CHRYSOCOLLA

The "business woman's stone. Helps one break through blocks. Aids attunement to Earth's spiritual vibration. Helps build inner strength, physical vitality and inner harmony. Balances the heart chakra. Increases one's capacity to love. Alleviates guilts and fears. Eases nervous tension, digestive imbalances, arthritis and ulcers. Aids in cancer therapy.

 

CITRINE

Golden stone that's particularly good for over-sensitive people. Helps purify motives allowing one to attract material goods and air earthly existence. Dissolves emotional attachments. Cheerfulness, control over emotions, clear thought. Stimulates the intuitive self and promotes contact with higher forces of intelligence. Helps to clarify issues related to the intellect and emotions. Transmutes negativity.

 

CORAL - Good for keeping thought in control for visualization and while meditating; helps arthritis.

 

CUPRITE - Strengthens thymus, heart, blood and oxygen, metabolism, stamina and healing. Willpower.

 

DESERT ROSE - Gently grounding - clarifies thinking and mental vision, perception. Quiets worry and brings out practicality.

 

DIAMOND - Respiratory problems, attunement to higher forces, best worn with other stones, opens Ajna and Crown Chakra.

 

EMERALD

Heals relationship with Father. Balances the heart and stabilizes the personality. Improves meditation. Helps one develop eloquence and calms the mind. It totally rejects evil, gives power to foretell future events. Abundance, growth, peace and harmony.

 

EPIDOTE - Strengthens overall health, heart, well-being, energy, courage, stamina. Helps take good care of one's self.

 

FLUORITE

Great starter and healing stone that paves the way for other stones. Heals organs and tissues. Grounds, holds and directs excess energy for highest efficiency and to be used when needed.

 

GARNET - Eases anger, stimulates imagination. Uplifts emotions, eases bad dreams. Increases self-esteem and will power. Aids in remembering dreams, for going backwards in time, attracts profound love, gives persistence, cures depression, works on liver to relieve toxins in the body.

 

HEMATITE

Long been used to treat blood disorders. Also, increases of self-esteem. Shields from negativity in one's life. Grounds and organizes scattered thoughts. (Strongest of grounding stones.) For astral projection.

 

IOLITE - One of the major stones for use in the third-eye/crown area during healing, during guided meditations and during astral travel. Strengthens and aligns the auric field. Brings harmony to the self and eliminates disruption in relationships.

 

IVORY

In the hopes that someday our children's children will be able to see elephants walk the earth - we urge you not be buy ivory. 30,000 to 50,000 elephants are slaughtered for their tusks each year by poachers. Tagua Nuts (vegetable ivory) is one alternative. Tagua Nuts save the rain forests, as well as deter the poaching of ivory.

 

JADE

Generates divine love. Associated with: Mercy, Courage, Justice, Modesty and Wisdom. Peace, tranquility, soothes the eyes and emotions, for going backward in time; wisdom, universal attunement, gives long-life and a peaceful death. The "dream stone." Enhances dream recall. Used to release suppressed emotions. It is considered to have a healing effect when worn over the kidneys and the lower back.

 

JASPER

Respiratory problems and ulcers are eased. Stimulates sense of smell and sensitivity. Balances the emotions.

 

JET

To relieve depression, eliminate fearful thoughts-protection, direction relationship with one's soul and spirit.

 

KUNZITE

Opens the heart chakra. Spiritual self-esteem improves. Helps with finishing up loose ends and old relationships.

 

KYANITE - Enhances psychic images, foresight, consciousness, meditation, communication. Brings out our natural ability to manifest things into reality via thoughts, visualization.

 

LABRADORITE/SPECTROLITE

Symbol of opened third eye; gives one desire to perfect self; balances the aura.

 

LAPIS LAZULI

Stone of friendship, helps one to be more helpful and kinder; spiritual attunement, connects us to our resonating star. It is a stone of fidelity. Royal stone of wisdom. For improvement of psychic abilities and insight. Has long been one of the most valuable and prized of gemstones.

 

LARIMAR - Brings tranquility of water/sea and air to heart and mind. Soothes and uplifts. Self-expression, patience and acceptance. Simplicity, creativity and artwork.

 

LEPIDOLITE

A purple mica containing lithium. It has a very calming and soothing effect. It eases stress, anger, tension, and hostility. Occasionally, found with pink tourmaline crystals in it.

 

MALACHITE - Helpful money manifesting stone that stimulates personal power, promotes sleep and tranquil inner peace. Strengthens the eyes, head, kidneys, pancreas, spleen and stomach. Also helps cancerous tumors, infection, blood sugar levels and leukemia. Treats circulatory diseases; fertility increases. Good antidote to radiation exposure.

 

MALACHITE-AZURITE

Increases patience and cleanses negative thought forms. Alleviates muscle tissue damage, liver, thymus and skin problems. Use for anxiety, compulsive eating and lack of discipline.

 

MOLDAVITE - Great tool for out of the body experiences and dream travel. Powerfully expands psychicness and channeling. "Holy Grail" stone.

 

MOONSTONE

"LUCKY LOVE" stone. Good for protecting travelers. Increases self-acceptance and sensitivity. Increases fertility - regulates cycle (more powerful during full moon). Prophecy stone, brings happy experiences to those who are sensitive.

 

OBSIDIAN-SNOWFLAKE

Protection stone for kind-hearted. Protects against unwanted negativity. Creates a shield around you.

 

ONYX - Stone of separation, can be used for purpose of release, to end a bothersome relationship. Balances and grounds.

 

OPAL - Powerful amplifier of thoughts and emotions. Wear only while in positive state of mind. Balances chakras, used for centering self, aids in channeling and teaching truths to others, psychic journeys, anchor of hope, stone of cupid.

PADPARADSCH - Knowledge of human nature, helps one to see through false friends, brings honor, wealth and friendship.

PEARL - Associated with the ministry, wisdom through experience, quickens the law of karma, brings engagements and love relationships.

 

PERIDOT

Gift from the Sun, helps us open our inner sight to the spiritual Sun, develops inner vision and the ability to look into the future, frees one of hellious thoughts and counteracts negative emotions. The "attitude adjustment" stone. Works with adrenal system and activates physical and spiritual insight. Increases patience and adds a more positive outlook on life. Good for creative visualization techniques. Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy and anxiety.

 

PYRITE - Strengthens mental capacity for higher knowledge. Used for focus, practicality, logic, memory, learning, fuzzy thinking/scatteredness.

 

QUARTZ CRYSTAL

For storing energy. Raises one's vibration, bridges the material world with other realms, it has the ability to store and transmit energy, excellent for healing on all levels. Amplifying personal power, balancing, focus, meditation and healing.

 

RHODOCHROSITE

Rescue remedy stone, holds force fields, inspires forgiveness and heals emotions, attracts love into our life. Healer stone-especially good for lung, breath problems, asthma, stomach ulcers, digestive and liver ills. Clears out solar plexus area and releases emotional conflicts and traumas. Very rare and valuable gemstone.

 

RHODONITE - Promotes self-esteem, self-worth and confidence. Restores emotionally drained energy. Prevents anger towards others. A 'stone of live'. Helps one to achieve one's highest potential. Dispels anxiety and helps maintain calm assurance. Facilitates attunement to universal consciousness.

 

ROSE QUARTZ - The Love stone. Associated with the heart and beauty. Brings love, appreciation of beauty and art. Give to someone who needs love. Skin rejuvenation and kidneys.

 

RUBY -A master stone that stimulates the heart and divine love (as opposed to self love). Spiritual wisdom, confidence. Stone of life and energy. Eases bad dreams, grief and disappointment. Good stone to use when vitality is depleted. Helps stop procrastination.

 

SAPPHIRE -Stimulates devotion, inner peace and desire for prayer and spiritual enlightenment. Anti-depressant and thought amplifier. Treats mental illness. It attracts good people into the life, calms the nerves, suitable for meditation, gives pure insight and God truth; stone of chastity. Improves communication with spiritual guides.

 

SELENITE - Great meditation stone. Can be read like a book about history and many secrets for the right person. Advances the mind and mental powers. Like a quartz crystal, it contains much recorded information.

 

SMOKY QUARTZ - Grounding stone that purifies the primal instincts (1st chakra). Helps one get in touch with nature, excellent for meditation and healing on the mental and etheric levels; carries an ultra sound frequency which enables one to develop clairaudience and mediumship. Good for depression and suicidal people. Transforms escapist attitudes and allows one to let go of what is not needed to allow growth.

 

SODALITE - For emotional balance - balances glands and metabolism; good for competitive sports, gives courage and endurance. Eases guilt and fears. Stimulates clear vision. General communication and writing stone. Logic, ideas, truth. Balances body energy levels via thyroid. Helps insomnia. It is cooling and drawing for infections, burns, sinus.

 

STAUROLITE - Protection a sweet stone.

 

SUGILITE - Special purple stone that teaches about the link between one's thoughts and physical disease. Stimulating to the third eye and crown chakras. Protective, especially for gentle people who don't easily screen out the negativity of others. It is especially effective with Moldavite; both stones protecting against negativity. Balances left and right brain. Helps protect very sensitive people from the sometimes overwhelming negativity of the earth plane. Peace of mind, well being, spiritual love.

 

TANZANITE - Stimulates crown chakra. Aids in communication, produces perfect symmetry of personal power and actualization. Alternate birthstone for June.

 

TIGER EYE -Focus the mind, centers thoughts. Confidence and willpower. Purifies the system after over-indulgence, protective stone, treats diseases of the eyes. Increases psychic ability and manifestation of material things. Grounding stone.

 

TOPAZ - Brings golden ray of health to the body. Stimulates sense of taste and appetite. Stone to help with spiritual rebirth process and stabilize new emotions. For contacting astral beings, develops psychic abilities, gives glimpses of the beyond, overcomes fear of death, restores sense of taste, stimulates apetite, calms emotions, relieves tension, restores physical protection from falls and drowning.

 

TOURMALINATED QUARTZ - A light bringer, breaks up existing habits and conditioning standing in the way of one's spiritual and physical progress.

 

TOURMALINE - Tourmaline is the most complex stone. It has many colors and variations and is also the most electromagnetic stone. It is a popular gemstone, prized for its multi-colors and also a very powerful metaphysical tool. Balances and protects.

 

Bi-Multi Color Tourmaline - Powerful healing tools. Can activate different chakras.

 

Black Tourmaline - Protects one against negativity of others. Also neutralizes ones own negative energies, i.e., anger, resentment and jealousy. Especially effective in raw pencils or wands. Good for those who have to deal with negativity.

 

Blue Tourmaline -Strengthens lungs and it is especially good around throat area as it heals while energizing and strengthening.

 

Green Tourmaline - Strengthens nervous system. Opens heart center. Regenerates the immune system. Psychological problems associated with father are eased. Manifestation of goals improves. Business success; soothes the nerves; brings the brow and crown chakras into balance.

 

Pink Tourmaline - Works on the heart chakra. Opens heart and creates enthusiasm for life. Releases past sorrows and old destructive habits and feelings. Creativity and fertility are enhanced. Eases stress, anger and tension.

 

Watermelon Tourmaline - Heals the heart. Green - the physical and emotional, and pink - the spiritual. Both work together to open, regenerate and rejuvenate the heart. Helps to build a sense of humor. Balances the emotions; good for relationships and for those who are counselors. Balances the metabolism. Also amplifies all other tourmalines.

 

Turquoise - Master healer. Good luck stone. Green: increase of psychic gifts, meditation. Balances emotions. It reminds us of our spiritual nature. Stone of friendship - gives protection.

 

Unakite - Balances the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with higher spiritual forces. Gently releases conditions that could inhibit one's inner growth.

 

Variscite - Works with past lives relevant to the individual. Balances central nervous system. Used to treat overexposure to radiation. Helps heal damaged DNA.

 

VERDITE - Can be used to access and gain information from the ancient ones. It can also be used to stimulate the energy centers of the first four chakras. Verdite can cleanse the blood, treat disorders of the heart, and can counterbalance dizziness.

 

ZINCITE - Well-attuned to the lower chakras, bring an enhancement of overall life-force, confidence, strength and courage. Removes energy blockages. Passion is enhanced.

 

Zircon - Gives the ability to read images and symbols, a stone for communicating with the angels, gives save passage wherever one travels and assures a warm reception.

 

ZOISITE - For trust in the universe, releasing fears.

 

 

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