Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists and for men. Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.
Amethyst is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. Amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches.
Aventurine is used to aid nearsightedness. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a calming, uplifting stone. It can be used wherever there is a build up of painful or irritated energy. Wear or carry blue lace agate for peace and happiness. Place it in your hand when you feel the need to de-stress. If you find yourself in stressful situations at work or home, keep some blue lace agate on your desk and simply gaze at it for relief.
Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. It is said to increase the appetite. Carnelian is used for these benefits: gives energy; protects from bad vibrations; guards against poverty; helps give a sense of humor; and calms the temper.
Citrine is used by healers to: increase self esteem; protect from the negative energy from someone else’s abuse; open the mind to new thoughts; and promote clarity of thought. Citrine is sometimes used by healers to help with digestion as it is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system – cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Citrine is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions. Some use it to help relieve depression, digestive problems (including constipation and diabetes). It will give joy and love to the owner.
Copper has long been used as a healing metal, especially for arthritis and rheumatism. Copper has been used with blood and metabolism disorders.
In the 18th century, fluorite was powdered in water to relieve the symptoms of kidney disease.Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. Fluorite is known as the “Genius Stone” because it increases concentration and helps in decision-making.Healers use it to help with ulcers as well as the respiratory tract by stimulating cell regeneration in these areas. It fortifies bones, improves arthritic or other joint ailments. It can be laid directly on the body.
Garnets can be used to make a person popular and have self-esteem when worn as jewelry. Garnets bring constancy to friendships. Garnets are also known for stimulating success in business. Garnet is associated with the thyroid and spleen. It helps cleanse and purify both when held over the area. Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The information released in a search may be painful, but it will always be what the searcher needs. The Garnet will help everyone’s security level and spiritual awareness.It can help increase the sex drive.
Red goldstone is associated with vitality and energy.
Hematite is used to improve relationships. Hematite is good for increasing intuition. Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body.
Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It also protects from fears in the night. All jaspers help balance the emotional energy in the body. Jasper comes in many colors. All colors of Jasper will help balance the vibrations of the body. Jasper is slow to show a change to the person, but is such a basic “good” stone that one should always have it on hand.
Kyanite is a very effective energy conduit that can balance most systems of the body. It can quickly create stillness and tranquility, making it an excellent stone for meditation.
Labradorite is a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions. Use labradorite to: stimulate imagination; develop enthusiasm and thus, new ideas; and to see more clearly in meditation.
Egyptian cultures made a practice of burying a lapis scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth.
Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.
Moonstone (not always available)
Moonstone is a highly valued gemstone for these reasons: Bringing good fortune; assisting in foretelling the future; enhancing intuition; promoting inspiration; bringing success in love as well as business matters; and offering protection on land and at sea. Moonstone is also considered a good luck stone. Moonstone is used by healers to stimulate the functioning of the pineal gland and balance internal hormone cycles with nature’s rhythms. Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. Though often considered to be a woman’s stone, it can be beneficial to men in opening the emotional self.
Onyx is known to separate. It can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships. Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity that is directed at you. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility. Onyx is known to fortify self confidence and responsibility; sharpens the senses; and encourage a healthy egotism.
The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the “stone of the Gods.” Ancient Romans associated opal with hope and good luck.
Rhyolite assists in fulfilling your goals and dreams, and helps you to know the right path from a soul level. It is known to facilitate deep meditation; strengthen the soul, body and mind; integrate the past with the present for past life healing; and increase self-esteem and lead to a full acceptance of self. As a healing stone, rhyolite fortifies the body’s natural resistance, gives strength and improves muscle tone.
Rose Quartz has a gentle vibration of love for the owner. It gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms. Rose Quartz opens the heart to love. It also helps as a rejuvenator to the skin.
Sodalite is the stone of athletics, as it stimulates endurance. It is said sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony. Sodalite is extra lucky for writers. Sodalite is associated with the thyroid. It is perfect in a necklace. Wear it when you want to loose a few pounds. It helps in communicating and will give confidence to speak more.
Tiger’s Eye lets you see everything. Use it for insight and you can be a very lucky person. It also known to bring clear thinking and insight. Tiger’s Eye is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one’s own needs related to the needs of others.
There are seven varieties of tourmaline that occur in various colors; pink, red or rubellite, green, blue or indicolite, black, watermelon and tourmalated quartz. All of the tourmalines are used for their strong healing energies.
Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. Turquoise is known to neutralize overacidity; alleviate rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, & viral infections; increase growth & muscular strength; alleviate pain & relax cramps; and contain anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.
Unakite (or Epidote) can be used to draw off negative energy. Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down – this is the gemstone to help you to see the beauty in life. It is also used to uncover deception.